Two Ways to Win a $100 eGift Card from Sephora!

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

Win a $100 Sephora eGift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Have you heard the news, babes? It’s 2011! Happy New Year! It looks like we made it.

So, did you celebrate the pants off of 2010 last night? Come on, please don’t spare the details. :) El Hub, Tabs and I actually rang it in with a whisper at home. I know, I know — boring. We had a glass of wine at a little place not far from here, and then shared a pizza (all of us but Tabs) at our favorite joint in San Rafael before getting home around 10. I think I may have even fallen asleep before midnight, but when the clock struck 12, I awoke to the booms and cracks of fireworks far off in the distance. I leaned over, kissed El Hub, and then fell back to sleep.

Today I think I owe the day to my hubby and Tabs, so I won’t be around very much. I couldn’t leave you hangin’ though. The start of a brand new year deserves to be celebrated with at least a little pomp and circumstance, am I right?

Trumpets, please!

(DUN DUH DUH DUHHH!)

I wish I had one of these cards for every single person reading right now, but I hope this particular one goes to a good home (yours perhaps?).

If you’re an international reader, or if Sephora’s just not your cup of tea, no problemo. The winner may elect to receive $100 sent to them by PayPal instead. If you win, just let me know which prize you prefer.

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $100 sent to the winner by email (or $100 sent by PayPal instead).

  • 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. How would you describe last year, do you have any goals for 2011, what would you get from Sephora if you won the giveaway, are you a good kisser — 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 eGift Card from Sephora! http://bit.ly/eMP6tB

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 2, 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 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).
  • Sephora eGift Certificates can only be redeemed online and are not valid in stores or available for purchase or redemption in Canada. The winner may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $100 sent directly to their email address by PayPal.
  • 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,

Karen

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

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  1. Elisa says:

    Last year was a bad one for me and my family but hoping this one will be better!

  2. cindy c says:

    Loved 2010 and I am SO looking forward to 2011! This will be a great year! :)

    Happy New year!

  3. Anna says:

    I usually don’t celebrate NYE, I spent it in foreign countries in the past years and it was hard getting used to German parties again, hahaha. (Oh btw if I win, a friend will shop for me instead and send me the stuff then. It’d be SO amazing to get the Sephora stuff because we don’t have any Sephora here and I have a long list of things I wish I could buy…)

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  4. marisol says:

    Happy New Year Karen! Here’s hoping 2011 is a great one.
    marisol recently posted … A new year- a fresh start

  5. Christina Z says:

    Happy and Healthy New Year to you : ) Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  6. Gina says:

    My goal for 2011? New, more adventurous makeup!

  7. Maggie says:

    2010 was both pretty rough and pretty great for me. Let’s hope 2011 will just be great. :)

  8. Supriya says:

    I want to try cover fx foundation if I win this gift card from Sephora!

  9. Cindy Moore says:

    I thought 2010 was a very good year! I am looking forward to 2011!

  10. Christina Z says:

    I tweeted thanks Good Luck everyone and Happy New Years~~
    http://twitter.com/chrissiemz/status/21240826348699648

  11. Andrasescu-Scrieciu Adriana Camelia says:

    2010 was a great year for me,I have a beautiful family , a little girl,and I hope that 2011 will be even more …

  12. martan says:

    Happy new year!!!!!

  13. Sara says:

    Happy New Year Karen! Hope it brings you everything you wish for!!!:)

  14. Devon says:

    THE Cinnabons for breakfast this morning!

  15. Emily says:

    Glad my hubs and I weren’t the only ones with a quiet NYE! Hope you have a blessed 2011 Karen! Love, love, love the blog!

    And I would totally use the Sephora gift card on some new Urban Decay or MUFE. Or, the $100 in paypal to purchase some Peacocky eyeshadows since I want them ALL! :)
    Emily recently posted … edbell- RT Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a 100 eGift Card from Sephora! http-bitly-eMP6tB

  16. Lauren says:

    I’ll be honest and say that the thing I am most excited about in 2011 is Oprah’s new network, OWN. ;)

  17. Lin says:

    I’ve just spent at Sephora.com not long ago, so guess the Paypal option will be better for me. Thanks for the kind giveways!

  18. mint says:

    This is awesome! I had a relaxing new year day and hope everyone has a great 2011. Happy new year!!

  19. Heather says:

    Would love to win this! Thanks

  20. lo says:

    2010 was definitely not my best year… but I’m definitely looking forward to 2011 being much better! Your NYE sounds a lot like mine, too :)

  21. alba says:

    Happy New Year! =)

  22. Aparnaa says:

    Happy New Year, Karen!

  23. Stephanie says:

    Yep, I am a good kisser.

  24. miléna says:

    Let’s hope the best of 2010 will be the worst of 2011 – is that what they say ? happy New year !!!=)

  25. Charlette N says:

    The year 2010 was not a good year for me and to top it all off someone stole my car the weekend before Christmas so I could not finish my Christmas shopping. I Know for sure 2011 has to be better :)

  26. Kate says:

    Happy New Year, Karen! My NYE was a lot like yours — hung out with the cat, BF, and a couple friends, drinking wine and doing nothing special :) Here’s to a happy, healthy, beautiful 2011!

  27. kathy says:

    Happy New Year! Very excited for what 2011 will bring :)

  28. Sharon Tong says:

    Last year wasn’t so bad, a lot of life lessons and i know I’m gonna go up a steeper road ahead so i really look forward to meeting more great people (and bad) and just taking it easy and learn more and more each day.

  29. Jessica says:

    My goals or New Years Resolution is to drink less coke and drink more water.

  30. Nancy C. says:

    Love your blog. Happy New Year!!

  31. I’m feeling a bit melancholic because of the new year- 2010 has been a relatively good year to me, but then again I’m excited to see what 2011 has in store for me! I’ve become a better person overall, and I’m proud of it :)

    My only wish for 2011 is that my application to further my studies in Singapore will go smoothly and successfully. I’m a bit worried about it- my grades are not the best although they are satisfactory, but I believe I will get the chance to go to Singapore for further studies :) Fingers all crossed!
    Stephanie/Yukaeshi recently posted … Merry Christmas

  32. Crystal says:

    Hey Karen!
    My cat Strudel and I are sending you & Tabs good wishes for this new year! We love reading your blog, and we especially love the glamour shots of Tabs! Keep up the awesome work. Happy 2011!
    Crystal recently posted … Should Auld Aquaintance Be Forgot

  33. Harpa O says:

    2010 was a very good year for me, finally started studying psychology, a life long dream of mine:)
    Happy New Year!

  34. Brittany says:

    Thanks Karen! Happy new year :)

  35. Victoria C says:

    My goal for 2011 is to become a pro MUA!! My mom gave me the christmas present of sending me to school!!! Yay! And if I win this- I am getting the MUFE Flash Palette!!! Lots of <3 and thanks! Happy New Year!

  36. Meenal says:

    Happy New Year! :)

    Make this year worth it.

  37. Kelly M says:

    2010 was bittersweet. I graduated from college however, I am having a difficult time finding a job. I’m looking forward to new opportunities in the New Year. Reading your blog also keeps me upbeat it is fun and informative at the same time! I Love it! Happy New Year!

  38. cinthya says:

    Last year was a good year but i hope this year is better for my family and me. and Happy New Year!

  39. Jenn says:

    Full time reader, first time commenter! Happy 1/1/11 Karen!!

  40. Eliza says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! :D Happy new year hun!
    Eliza recently posted … The best of the best!! -D

  41. Aly says:

    Happy new year :-D

  42. Nikia says:

    This year I vow to stop wasting time and make the most of each day. And if I win this gift card, the entire Pacifica Indian Coconut fragrance collection is mine!

  43. Katrina says:

    Happy new year to you and your little familia Karen! (:

    I’m soo stoked about 2011! I finally turn 21 in May (haaaay), and transferring to SDSU for fall ’11 into their upper div business program! Yay (:

  44. Jill D says:

    This year will be wonderful! I have a great feeling about 2011.

  45. Debbie says:

    I am really excited for the new year, and starting out in a new apartment and a new job!

  46. Moni says:

    Happy New Year, Karen! Hope 2011 is a great year for you :)

    I would love to get some goodies from Sephora to treat myself and my mom a little bit, since this year I didn’t get any presents (low budget for Xmas…) .

  47. shusheshe says:

    A happy new year to you! Thanks for the great giveaways!

  48. Allison says:

    Happy new year, Karen! My 5-week old baby girl was my new years kiss ;)

  49. Catherine says:

    2010 Was an Amazing year for me . I got married and Hoping that the New year will bless us with a bundle of joy. Always gotta look fresh so If I won the $100 gift card I would definitely get the Urban Decay Naked Palette for starters because I have been after for over 5 months and wanted it for my wedding and I couldn’t get my hands on it lol!

  50. Gummy says:

    It’s already 2011! I was born in the late-late 1970′s…and that sounds SO far away, like I’m so old! >_<

    But overall, it's been a great few decades – sure there were ups and downs, but it makes us who we are today, and I'm happy with what I have become. There's more, I know, of who I am yet to be in the future, and I am learning every day, so I look forward to 2011, because who knows what surprises (I look for good surprises! Bad ones…well, they happen, but we make the best of them, yeah?) 2011 will bring? =D Happy New Year Karen and Tabs! ^_^
    Gummy recently posted … Quacking and Honking

  51. Melissa says:

    When I saw this title pop up, you had my undivided attention!!! Happy “ONE” day—1-1-11!!!! Thank you :)

  52. Milaxx says:

    Last year was challenging. I refused to call it bad because although there certainly were a lot more not so fun moments than I would have liked, I learned much about myself and my own inner strength. I also discovered who my true friends were. I’m now looking forward to a happier and healthy 2011.

  53. cams says:

    Happy New Year Karen! More years of blogging! I would love the try out the makeup and items you feature in your blog

  54. D Johnson says:

    I’m glad 2010 is gone because things can only get better from here on out!

    Happy New Year!!!

  55. Iben says:

    New Year’s :D Yay!

  56. Michou says:

    I’m so glad to leave 2010 behind me. 2011 is going to be all about creating a new life for myself.

  57. annie says:

    happy new year! i like your blog a lot, keep going on~

  58. Elfa says:

    Happy new years, everyone! My night was low-key, but lovely.

  59. G says:

    Super excited for what the beauty world will bring us in 2011/

  60. Catherine says:

    Happy ’11!

    I would order a back-up of NARS’ Petit Monstre. At the rate I’m wearing it, I’ll be out by April or May. Sadface!

  61. notsocrafty says:

    Goals for 2011 – lose 20 lbs (totally doable), and learn how to use my new DSLR! Hoping for an awesome 2011!
    notsocrafty recently posted … Snow

  62. Michelle says:

    Happy New Year!

  63. Holly G says:

    Happy New Year!!!

  64. hollie says:

    Excited for the mac collections bein released here(im in the uk) been waiting for ages now!xx

  65. Sunny says:

    Happy new year!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Joyce B says:

    My New Year’s Eve was very quiet too. We watched Toy Story 3 on DVD and then went to bed- but we did make it up until midnight! Hope you have a great new year.

  67. Teresa says:

    2010 was a fabulous year, can’t wait for 2011! A trip to Sephora would start it out wonderfully. :D

  68. Stephanie says:

    I’m hoping for a lot of change in my life in 2011 because 2010 was pretty damn boring.

  69. Suzanne says:

    Did you also have troubles staying up late for NYE? At 9 I wanted to go to bed LOL!

  70. Tiffany says:

    lol, my NYE was very similar! feel asleep at 11:30, work up to fireworks, kissed the hubs and said happy new year, and passed out again :)

  71. Jenn says:

    In honor of the New Year, I tried a chai latte for the 1st time. I went store-bought with Tazo Chai Black Tea Latte. It’s pre-made; you just add milk and a small amount of sugar (optional). I used Equal to control the calories. :p

    I am in HEAVEN. It is deliciously spicy with black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, honey, cane sugar, vanilla, ginger, etc. Next week, I’m going to stop by Panera Bread and try their chai latte based on your recommendation.

    Happy New Year!

  72. AmyE says:

    Wishing you a happy, happy new year full of joy and of course beauty! This year was very extreme for me — the best of the best and the worst of the worst, so I am hoping for some peace and evenness.

  73. Katrina says:

    My hubby had to work last night so I rung in the new year by myself. I had a little spa time at home – a facial and mani/pedi and then snacked and watched movies. I’m so optimistic for 2011, I think it’s going to be a big year for my husband and I!

  74. Laura says:

    Happy new year to everyone!

  75. Ilja says:

    Whooo Happy New Year! What a lovely giveaway ♥ This is the first time i see your website, i saw it came by on Twitter ^_^ Like it!

    I now follow you on Twitter and retweeted the line!

    2010 was a year full of happy things for me (but some ugly stuff to :() Hope 2011 will be amazing!

    ♥ Ilja
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  76. Arina says:

    Awww, my head aches bad today!

  77. Appu says:

    Happy New Year, Karen! It would be awesome to win this giveaway :)

  78. Jj says:

    Happy New year! I hope you had a great new year´s eve!

  79. Shannon Mackey says:

    I really want to try out Tarte’s lip stains if I win the giftcard. Happy new year to all!!

  80. Christy says:

    I did almost nothing for New Year’s last night but it was still one of the best ever! :) Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  81. Keita says:

    2010 was a good year overall. I focused on getting healthy. 2011- take it to the next level.

  82. Melissa says:

    2010 was such a fabulous year! I started getting even more and more into makeup and beauty and with your help Karen. I just love the blog! Such a great giveaway!

  83. Katie says:

    $100 will definitely make a dent in my “products to try” list! Happy new year!

  84. Hedy says:

    Went to a friend’s party last night, but left before Midnight to avoid stupid people on the road.
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  85. LSJ92 says:

    I’ve got a wish list so long, I guess my new years resolution is to get a job. Maybe I should start wishing less

  86. Steph says:

    Aw man, I really wish that just ONE new years I’d actually get to kiss someone. >.<
    Steph recently posted … Update- Mary Kay Liquid Lip Color

  87. emily Hart says:

    last year was the greatest year of my life!

  88. Mollie says:

    2010 was a banner year as far as my professional life. I accomplished a goal that I’ve been working on for a long time. In 2011, I plan to put just as much effort into my health and personal life as I have put into my career.

  89. Erica M says:

    I would purchase some MUFE stuff!

  90. Monika says:

    Happy New Year Karen! I love your blog, and I hope to keep seeing great posts here in 2011.

  91. Etta says:

    I went to a party with all my friends last night and we had a blast. I came home really late (or early) and need to relax today!

  92. Jen says:

    happy new year! if i won the gift card, i’d buy from a couple different brands i’ve been wanting to try, like dior and MUFE.

  93. helena says:

    Happy New Year! I am so addicted to your blog. :)

  94. Lily says:

    Happy new year Karen ! Thanks for the exciting giveaway.

  95. ileen says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAARRRRSSSS!!!! I look forward to viewing your blog posts throughout 2011 :)

  96. LC says:

    I’m teacher, and I could definitely use the Sephora $100 gift card to refill my stash of luxe beauty goods and skin care items–things I can’t afford much of with my current salary!

  97. Judy says:

    wow another year zoomed by so fast…happy 2011!!!

  98. cybèle says:

    I want to get some MUFE Aqua Creams if I win :)

  99. Megan says:

    Happy New Year, Karen!

  100. Michelle C. says:

    I think the thing I am most excited about in 2011 is the new music due to release this year!

    Thank you for this giveaway, Karen!

  101. aclearcutsign says:

    I resolve to take care of myself first this year!

  102. Nina says:

    an awesome 2011 to karen and tabs, and everyone active in this community!

  103. Lisa says:

    Happy New Year!

    I have my eye on the Urban Decay 24/7 15th Anniversary set :D!

  104. Julie L. says:

    Wow! Great contest! I could really use this, because my NY resolution is to find a job! I would love to look great and have confidence going into my interview & this could really help me achieve that goal! Thanks for a chance to win & Happy New years!

  105. Delaney Yonchek says:

    happy new year! i love your website soo much! you are the only one who actually updates their website everyday, and you have inspired me to love makeup even more!! <3

  106. Jenefer B says:

    I’m hoping 2011 will be much, much better for us than 2010 was. There was lots of craziness, stress, drama, moments where I though I’d reached my breaking point, but thankfully I survived it all (my 14 y/o was suddenly struck with a mysterious medical issue – to date she’s had over 100 seizures, been taken away in an ambulance over 30 times, spent her birthday unconscious and in an ER, and the doctors are baffled- see? it was really stressful!!).

    I hope 2011 is a good year for everyone and for the economy. We spent our New Year’s Eve eating pizza and watching movies and I just barely made it to midnight but let me tell you, I conked out at about 12:01 am lol

  107. sonam says:

    i’ve been taking my naturally trim figure and doing no sort of fitness for too long. i’m putting on my running shoes and taking some time to myself that will up my endorphins and improve my health!

  108. April says:

    This year I will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Human Services/ Substance Abuse and will start working on my bachelors in Social Work:)

  109. Kerri says:

    Happy New Year to you and your whole family, Karen!

    I spent my new year’s down with strep throat (and the accompanying lovely fever attached), so it was very low key. However, it was still a wonderful new year because I got to spend it with our new golden retriever puppy for the first time (and hopefully there will be many more after this one). I am so grateful to have her in our lives, because our Siberian kitten passed away on September 2, 2010 (from Feline Infectious Peritonitis). I miss her dearly (and seeing your pictures of Tabs always remind me of her), but our puppy has helped me accept her passing.

  110. Nazih says:

    Happy New Year Karen! I had the most hilarious new years eve ever, we pretended go by eastern time when we’re central, since my little cousins were crying to spend the whole night w/ us. So we drank grape juice an hour early to make them happy and then they left. LOL cruel but funny.

  111. fab giveaway, karen!

    one of my goals this year is to cross a place off my travel list. i don’t yet know how this will happen considering i’m broke & jobless, but i’m optimistic :D

    happy new year to you all!
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … NOTD- Rimmel – Burgundy Flirt

  112. DalaLuz says:

    You spoil us :-) I tweeted your give-away http://twitter.com/DalaLuz/status/21255592274305024
    And I am having a lovely Jan 1st, hanging out on the coach and watching old movies while being, honest is honest, completely and utterly unkept… No cooking either, just enjoying yummy left-overs. I just believe new years day is for lazing about at all fronts! But I’ll be sure to enjoy prettifying myself with just the right touch of make-up come tomorrow :-D

    To all a very happy and beautiful 2011!!!!

  113. Georgia says:

    happpppy new year! my beauty resolution for 2011 is to hit pan on something!

  114. Michele R. says:

    Here’s hoping this year will be better than last year, and that trend continues every year after that! Cheers everyone! Happy New Year! ^_^

  115. Tracey says:

    Happy New Year from Detroit, Michigan, to Tabs & his favorite human Karen!

  116. Adelle says:

    Happy New Year ! My resolution this year is to have resolutions that I can actually complete.

  117. Kelli says:

    I would buy some new skin care products. I have been sick for a week and look pretty rough right now.

  118. Inez says:

    Happynewyear!

  119. everythingblue says:

    I could definitely use some Bliss moisturizing with the 1° temps right now…am feeling like a raisin! Sephora to the rescue.

    Count me amongst your twitter followers, too :)

  120. Janine says:

    Last year was like a sandwich. Good, bad, good. Hoping this year is bringing nothing but good things.

  121. Cris says:

    Love your blog, I’m so glad I found it this year. Wishing you, El Hub and Tab a healthy, happy and blessed year to come. :)

  122. Genesis Callejas says:

    I hope this year is as good as the last one (maybe even better) :D

  123. Cecille says:

    happy new year!!! Wishing everyone great makeup all year long!

  124. Sylwia says:

    happy new 2011!!! It would be great to start new year with this gift card! :)

  125. Vanessa says:

    Happy 2011! I rang in the new year quietly with the bf and a few friends and fell asleep soon after. I had a really fun NYE last year and 2010 kinda beat me up so I’m hoping that this quiet celebration brings a year of relaxation and peace lol. Give Tabs a new years snuggle for me!
    Vanessa recently posted … Wine Tasting and an EOTD

  126. kellie wilson says:

    Happy New Year! It’s the year of the rabbit! Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  127. Emily says:

    2011 is looking very promising! Happy New Year and good luck to everyone with their resolutions!

  128. Megan says:

    happy 2011! this year i hope to wear sunscreen everyday and stop switching products so much! i can’t help but want to try everything out there – although it’d be better if i just stuck to one routine. you got me hooked on philosophy’s purity made simple, so thank you! have an amazing 2011

  129. Arianne says:

    Happy new year Karen and Tabs!

    Let this be the year that I test the waters of the makeup industry! :)

  130. Fefe says:

    2010 was.. okay. It could have gone better but hey… not all good is in our cards. For 2011 my two main focuses will be my health and starting my online business to generate some real income. A Sephora gift card you say? I’d like to extend my Benefit collection, just a tad.
    Fefe recently posted … Must Haves

  131. DSM says:

    Happy New Year! My resolution – have more fun! Thanks for the great giveaway

  132. Sharon says:

    Yay thank you for this giveaway! Happy New Year!

  133. Anna says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway Karen! Happy New Years!

  134. Annie says:

    happy new year everyone!

    2010 was half heaven, half hell so I’m not quite decided if I’ll miss it or not, but here’s to a fantastic 2011!!

  135. Tiffany T says:

    Sephora GC– would definitely try the MUFE Aqua Cream and maybe try Hourglass brushes which feel amazing!

  136. Kim says:

    Happy new year!!

    When I win I would like to buy bareMinerals! I am very curious about that brand! :)
    And I love lipgloss so i would also buy lipgloss! ;)

  137. Tiffany says:

    Happy New Year!! I’d use that Sephora gift card to buy a full size of my beloved ExfoliKate… I love the stuff…

  138. Nicole says:

    happy new year’s karen and to everyone else! i hope 2011 will be filled with love, peace, good health, and prosperity. remember, 2010 is the past – let’s make 2011 a wonderful one!
    - N

  139. LaToya says:

    Last year was pretty boring for me. But I’m going to make 2011 my breakthrough year with a new body, new hairdo and most importantly, a new attitude!

    Goodbye and good riddance 2010.
    Helloooooo 2011!

  140. Karen B says:

    Happy New Year Karen! I hope you have a wonderful 2011!
    Karen B recently posted … Wednesday Wonderful- Friends

  141. Rebecca says:

    New Year, new beginnings!

  142. Katie says:

    Happy New Year 2011 :)

  143. najeema says:

    Happy New Years from me and my two lady cats, Chloe and Calliope! PS- They think Tabs is quite the handsome furball :)
    najeema recently posted … Hello 2011

  144. Crissy says:

    Happy new year! Last year was rough so I’m excited for a fresh start!

  145. Sara says:

    Im so excited for spring makeup collections to come out!

  146. Joanna says:

    I always love your giveaways! I’m hoping to eventually win one lol. Happy New Year to my favorite beauty blogger! =)

  147. Krissy says:

    Have a fabulous New Year! :)

  148. quimerula says:

    I went home early this year, maybe I’m getting old…

  149. Terri says:

    Happy New Year! I also spent New Year’s Eve at home last night, so your evening sounds pretty great :)

  150. ElaineA says:

    Wow, crazy giveaway! What a nice new year’s treat :)

    elainea(at)torontobeautyreviews(dot)com
    ElaineA recently posted … mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint

  151. vonnie says:

    sephora is my CRACK!! i need this card :D
    vonnie recently posted … Fall Foliage Makeup Look and the Quest for the Perfect Brushes

  152. Eva Dusolier says:

    This is an awesome giveaway…I so want to buy a bunch of stuff in Sephora but Christmas left me broke :(

  153. kimberley_ve says:

    Hi Karen,
    Happy newyear!!
    2010 was not a good year for me,
    i’ve become ill and dicided that i will take a break from school.
    in 2011 is hope to finnish off my school and become a kindergarden teacher.
    i hope that 2011 will be a good year for all of us..
    greetz,
    kimberley

  154. Irene says:

    Happy New Year Karen. I just recently discovered your blog and it’s become my daily read. I Would love to get some of that smashbox highlighter for under eyes since you’ve given it such a great review. Looking forward to 2011!! Best to you and your family.

  155. Basak says:

    Nice!! I would get Dior and Nars eyeshadows. Like shoes, you can never have enough of them.

  156. Rai says:

    Happy New Year! :)
    Rai recently posted … My Christmas Gifts Haul

  157. Fanchon says:

    Happy New Year!!! I love Sephora!

  158. Amber says:

    Good riddance to 2010. Looking forward to 2011!
    Amber recently posted … The bucolic life

  159. Markina says:

    I gotta feelin’ (hmmmm mmmmm) that this year’s gonna be a good year

  160. Nina says:

    I loved 2010 because I traveled a lot so I’m looking forward to more traveling in 2011!

  161. _Susan says:

    Happy New Year everyone!

  162. Keav says:

    May everyone have a happy and prosperous New Year!

  163. Lorna says:

    this past year went so fast. i already have school in three days. it’s been crazy and will continue to be for 2011.

    thanks for offering a giveaway so early in the year.

  164. Christine Lin says:

    2010 was a heartbreak, but 2011 will only be better!

  165. mermadelove says:

    I love your blog! KEep up the great work, gorgeous! NOw off to check out your reviews…… :)

  166. Heidi says:

    Wow! A $100 eGift Card from Sephora would be an awesome way to start 2011!

    Didn’t do a whole lot last night. Spent the evening watching tv and calming a very traumatized Missy since the neighborhood firecracker insanity started at SEVEN! Today I’m getting together with a friend and we’re going to the nearest covered mall since it’s raining… again!

    Happy New Year everyone!

  167. Bridget Straszheim says:

    Here’s hoping for 2011 to be as great a year as 2010 has been! Love, family and good friends.

  168. mo says:

    Happy New year!!!!
    mo recently posted … New Years Pick Me Up

  169. AS says:

    Happy New Year! Sephora blows Ulta out of the water! Just got an order where the latter eliminated my coupon code after they cut an item from the order, costing me $30 more than I expected to pay. And one of the mascaras I ordered is missing a brush. Sephora, however, are pros all the way

  170. Ariel says:

    One of my goals for the year (ironically) is to spend less time on the internet! :)
    Ariel recently posted … Style Focus- Amy Adams

  171. sm says:

    happy new year. i hope my husband won’t get lay off & my son will be good all this year.

  172. Niika says:

    Happy New Year! To u and the kitty cat,great giveaway as well. I spent my new year at home and just got back from church and I’m sleepy, nap time lol

  173. Jackie says:

    Happy New Year Karen and Tabs! Looking forward to a fabulous 2011!

  174. Ellen says:

    Wow so cool if i can start the new year with this price..
    2010 was a hard year for me but at the end i am very happy in love and hopefully 2011 will be my/our year!

    I follow you on twitter as EllenB84

  175. Camille says:

    2010 was a wonderful year, personally, but I am so excited to see what happens next.

    Best to you and yours, Karen!

  176. Mary says:

    Happy New Year, everyone! =)
    If I won the Sephora eGift card, I would buy the Urban Decay Book of Shadows III that I’ve been lemming, and also pick up some MUFE Eyeshadows!

  177. Jeannie says:

    Happy New Year Karen!!

  178. Ana says:

    Happy New Year! Wow, I can’t believe 2010 is over. My goals for this year include losing weight and being a happier person.

  179. Rosemarie says:

    Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and Tabs!! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  180. Tatiana says:

    I would love to spend this on my FIRST Sephora purchase!

  181. Celine says:

    2010 was THE BEST year, let’s hope 2011 is even better. I’m getting married!
    Celine recently posted … maravi- Happy New Year everyone Yes I rang in the new year on my computer- watching Inception

  182. Maosey says:

    Cheers to another year of great health, wealth, and happiness!

  183. Evelyn says:

    Happy New Year! I hope we’ll all go beautifully through the new year! :)

    I would actually like to use up some of the makeup I’ve collected. lol so pretty sitting in the drawer but really I should wear it and be the pretty one instead.

  184. glenda says:

    I would love to try the nars pure mate lipstick if i win so fingers crossed !

    thanks so hosting this give away Karen

    xo

  185. Kimberly says:

    happy new year, karen! love your posts! and hope 2011 is wonderful!

  186. Lori says:

    happy new year and thanks for all the great product reviews!

  187. Rachel says:

    Happy New Year!! I rang in the New Year dead asleep. I vaugely remember hearing some fire crackers and midnight and then went right back to bed. It was lovely. :)

  188. Vik says:

    I am thinking that the gift card would go towards a Clarisonic. My skin ain’t getting any more resilient the closer I get to thirty, so I think 2011 is the year to start getting serious about taking care of myself.

  189. Belladatura says:

    Happy new year! Looking forward to a fabulous year.

  190. Bethany says:

    Happy New Year! Great giveaway :)

  191. Natalie says:

    My big goal for 2011: buy less, use more!!! Haha, that’s been my goal for the last few years, lol! I love to try out different products, but I feel horrible when something that I haven’t used up spoils/separates/etc :( I’m hoping that this is the year I can try to be a bit more modest in my spending. Haha, I’m hoping that, and yet I’m entering to win money to buy even more stuff at Sephora, lol! Anyway, thanks for the chance to win!

  192. Amber says:

    We rang in the new year quietly sitting at home, making chocolate chip cookies, putting our two young kids to bed (let them stay up until midnight and then have meltdowns all day the next day? no thanks!) and watching Eclipse, which I still hadn’t seen. It was a good late night movie. I have to admit….I kind of HATE New Year’s Eve as a holiday. Always have, always will.

  193. Melissa says:

    2010 was hard for me in so many ways. I grew from the challenges, but it’s not a year I’d want to repeat. I’m hoping 2011 will have more positive things in store.
    Melissa recently posted … My Christmas Tree

  194. Aya says:

    Happy New Year! My new year makeup resolution/hope is to wear all the lipsticks I have – I have so many but only wear a few out of them. This year I wanna rock red lips! I think I’m a decent kisser, but not sure if I’d let my hubby kiss me when I have perfect red lippies on…

  195. snoopysteph says:

    2010 was a VERY stressful year for me & my family – I’m really hoping 2011 is better for us!

  196. gabby says:

    Happy New Year!!! I never make New Years Resolutions because I cannot keep them but I really need to stop drinking soda!!!!! This year, I need to take better care of myself. Now that my little one will be starting school, I will have more time to do things for myself.

    Wow, a $100 e giftcard. That is awesome. I would for sure get some Laura Mercier foundation. I have been wanting to give it a try!!!

    Thanks Karen for this awesome blog.

  197. Sara says:

    Happy 2011!! :) I’ll keep writing 2010 when I date things though :P
    I always do!

  198. Nerissa says:

    Happy new year! 2010 was a fun year , with the Olympics in my hometown. I hope 2011 will be just as amazing !

  199. RT says:

    Getting over a long, long illness. Would love some Fresh products from Sephora to brighten up the New Year!

  200. Aimee says:

    EEE I want this for the Smashbox collection coming up for spring!
    Aimee recently posted … Smashbox Waterproof Eyeshadow Palette

  201. kali says:

    Happy new year! ..I hope this year’s a good one. =P

  202. Amanda says:

    Karen, you are so generous! What a fab way to ring in the new year :)

  203. Melissa A says:

    My goal for 2011 is to rock a red lip…and OWN it.

  204. Emily says:

    Happy new year! :)

  205. sophia says:

    Happy New Year! If I win, I’m spending the entire gift card on the new Hello Kitty collection at Sephora!

  206. Stephanie says:

    Happy New Year, Karen (+ El Hubs and Tabs)!!!

  207. May says:

    Happy New Year dear! There seems no better way to celebrate than with a Sephora haul…

  208. angela says:

    Happy new year!

  209. Lynn says:

    We had a quiet night ourselves, deciding our health was more important than shots of tequila and Mexican dominoes. Today, however, it’s almost time to break out the mimosas!

  210. evo says:

    Happy new year to u and hubby and tabs!

  211. Diana says:

    Happy New Year! In a couple of months it’ll be the Lunar New Year and I can’t wait!!

  212. Chitra says:

    Happy Happy 2011 xx

  213. Tarren Roberts says:

    If I were to win this, I would buy benefits powderflouge concealer powder, some buxom lipglosses (been wanting to try these forever!) and maybe a palette or two :) (thinking about the Tarte holiday palette if they still have it!)

  214. Charan says:

    Last Year was very hectic for me with the move to seattle and settling in a new country. I am thinking of getting the Lavanilla perfume if I win the sephora card :) .

    Twitter : newtomakeup
    Charan recently posted … Pregnancy Tales – Second Trimester

  215. KaitieTee says:

    OMG I could spend this in a NY minute!

  216. Jenny says:

    Happy new year to you & tabs :D

  217. Marie says:

    Happy new year to all. :)

  218. May says:

    I’d love to try a new blush – perhaps one from NARS? :)

  219. Ruchita says:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway. :-)

  220. Jess says:

    I’m EXHAUSTED from last night but I had so much fun! :D Wishing you a happy and amazing 2011!

  221. Evelyn says:

    2010 was a year of transition for me, and I can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store. I’d have to say that my next beauty purchase is going to be the Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil 15-year anniversary set. Thanks for the great give away!

  222. Renaldo says:

    trying to win this for my gf

  223. Erin says:

    Your New Year’s Eve sounds a lot like mine! My BF and I chilled at his house with his sisters, watched Easy A and some reruns of The Office, and then kissed at midnight. I was home by 12:30! LOL. I had the flu yesterday though, so I guess that is allowed. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Erin recently posted … Polish of the Week- OPI Extra-va-vaganza!

  224. Julbra says:

    One of my resolutions is to be more positive.

  225. Francesca says:

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! If I win I’d definitely try out some Benefit products!

  226. Rusheda says:

    Hope I win

  227. Kathryn says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I would love to use the gift card to try out Make Up Forever

  228. Sierra Britt says:

    First off Happy New year
    2010 has been a rough year for my family and me but i have to keep pushing and i know 2011 is get harder but im going to keep my head up.. just to add a juicy secrect im a never been kissed girl im 15 and never met the one yet but im keeping hope alive :)

  229. Letty says:

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway! I am a big fan of Sephora, I think it’s cosmetics paradise!

  230. Arrowe says:

    Hi, Karen,

    longtime lurker here.
    Last year: wow, lots of excitement. Started my own business and I am still up some nights worrying that nobody wants what I offer (translation). However, so far so good… It is just kind of nerve-wracking. I spent most of my life working at universities in research labs so going it on my own was frightening especially since I am disabled (arthritis) and worry about my physical condition. I love reading your blog because I get a lot of strength from your sense of humor and of course Tabs is kind of my long-distance crush. :-)

    Happy New Year to all!

    Arrow

  231. SiSi says:

    Happy New Year :] I will probably get more eyeshadows from Sephora if I won that card. Thanks for the chance ^_^
    SiSi recently posted … False lashes Beauty Swaps

  232. Holly says:

    My new years party was fun. :) I got to hang out with some friends and it was good seeing everyone! Today I am going to a big family gathering with lots of people and food. I’m not too stoked about all the calories but at least I’ll be working out tonight. Haha :)

  233. Shannon R says:

    2011 is my year to get fit and figure out what to do with my life…not a big goal or anything :) Great giveaway!

  234. Noel says:

    Happy New Year!

  235. Paula Lee says:

    excited that its 2011! hooray for fresh starts and the new year! year of the rabbit!!!

  236. Tara says:

    I’m excited for 2011!

  237. Alka says:

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to a beautiful 2011.

  238. Mandy says:

    Happy New Year! ^__^
    I hope 2011 will not be as stressful as 2010 was for me (I think I’m asking for too much xD).

  239. Emmaline says:

    Thanksgiving I had to put my kitty to sleep, Christmas eve I was in a car wreck ( not my fault) and ended up with a broken arm and a totaled car, so I stayed in for new years. At midnight I kissed my other cat since my fiance is 13 hours away. I know 2011 will be better because I am moving to Florida!

    Have a safe and happy new year!

    Ps have you tried mac fabby lipstick? It is like Nymphette in lipstick form! Ah-mazing!

  240. Amy says:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    Amy recently posted … Layout Musings

  241. Ru says:

    Happy New Year Karen!

  242. Sonya says:

    Hope everyone has a great 2011! :)

  243. Ashley says:

    I would loooove $100 to Sephora! In fact, in my head it’s already spent. Haha.

  244. Josh :D says:

    I’m so looking forward to another year of reading your amazing blog, Karen! :D
    Josh :D recently posted … Review- tarte Smooth Operator Tinted Moisturizer

  245. Jess says:

    My 2011 resolution is to save more $$ and buy my own apt.

  246. Victoria says:

    I can’t believe it’s already 2011! I love reading your blog Karen, you have no idea how much I do. You are so much fun to read, you are funny and witty and gorgeous! I have some resolutions (the usual–pass the rest of sophomore year in hs with good grades, loose some weight, maybe a bf would be nice?)–but more than anything in the world, i want my wish to come true. I pray every night and wish on every 11:11 that it comes true, I hope it does!

  247. Pearl says:

    So many big decisions await me in 2011! Wish me luck!

  248. Alex says:

    I can’t wait to pick up a couple of my beauty splurges this year! I’m a poor student but I’ll be graduating in May :)

  249. Ece D. says:

    hi =)

    i will buy the benetint if i win the prize!!! :)

  250. Jennifer says:

    Happy New Year Tabs!!! My Elmo and Molly (Portuguese Water Dogs) would love to get into modeling–any tips?

  251. Neela says:

    I just got engaged.. so planning for a wedding this year! Date is for June 25 2011.. yes, short engagement. Not delaying anything and not wasting the money on a huge wedding

  252. beth says:

    If i won the giftcard Id probably try out some hourglass cosmetics!
    beth recently posted … poizenisxkandee- Staying ambulatory

  253. christina says:

    OH I LOVE SEPHORA!
    That is all :)
    christina recently posted … New Years Resolutions

  254. kiki says:

    Happy New Year. I will buy YSL or MUFE lipstick if I win :)

  255. Tiffany says:

    I started the new year with baking! It’s not Chinese New Year but they are soooo good. http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2009/01/chinese-new-year-coconut-pudding.html
    There goes my resolution to avoid eating carbs….

  256. jen. says:

    Happy New Year! 2010 was not the best ever for me, so I was glad to see it go. For some reason, I feel like odd-numbered years always seem to go better. Ha.

  257. Tiffany says:

    Happy New Year everyone!!!

  258. Christina T says:

    Last night was a reallllyyy quiet one for me and my family :) we grabbed some pizza and watched a ton of movies! Lol boring maybe, but that was the best way I could think of starting a new year; with the people I plan to spend it with!! I hope we’ll all be able to do it again next year :)

  259. Tracy says:

    Happy New Year Karen and thanks for the great giveaway ^_^

  260. Happy New Year!!!

    One of my many goals this year is stop buying so much makeup and just use what I already have. Most is unused and unopened! lol Smh.
    ☆Lola A♏ ★ recently posted … LolaAM- Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a 100 eGift Card from Sephora! http-bitly-eMP6tB

  261. Jessica says:

    Happy New Year! I would love to finally get some Makeup Forever to replace my drugstore foundation.

  262. Leslie says:

    I also spent NYE with the BF, but we played board games (specifically Risk) until midnight. In fact, we were so sucked into the game, we only made it to the TV 20 seconds before the ball dropped. Oops! Happy New Year!

  263. Samantha says:

    This is so generous! Thank you Karen!

  264. Ezzy says:

    My last year was pretty good. it went by in a blur. i got my license plus got to meet my long distance bf so all in all pretty ok. This year I’m really hoping to learn cooking since i suck at it and its high time i stop depending on others for everything. Also wish to earn some quick bucks and have it in my savings :D

  265. Sierra says:

    Hoping for a consistantly clear-skinned 2011! That’s my biggest beauty resolution!

  266. Banana Bread says:

    Happy New Year! I am so glad twenty ten is over and twenty eleven is here! I resolve to read this blog more, watch you tube beauty tutorials a lot, and practice practice practice fun makeup looks on myself.

  267. T.Davis says:

    My goal for 2011 is to study hard for the GMAT and pass and get into Baruch’s MBA program

  268. Rochelle says:

    My beauty new years resolution is to find the perfect foundation & shade for my skin! It might take forever though lol =.=
    Rochelle recently posted … bby-Rochelle- Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a 100 eGift Card from Sephora! http-bitly-eMP6tB

  269. Holly says:

    Wow the things I could buy with this gift card… I’m drooling with the thought! Happy New Year!

  270. Jacque says:

    Had a wonderful 2010 and am looking forward to 2011. My major goal for 2011? To finish graduate school!

  271. Liz! says:

    Happy New Year!!! 2010 had it’s hard times for sure, but I’m definitely feeling optimistic about 2011.

  272. Hannah says:

    This would probably cure my NYE hangover nicely.

  273. Ronda says:

    2011! I vow to eat more bacon.

  274. Glosslizard says:

    Happy New Year!

    We rang in the New Year quietly last night, but surrounded by some very good friends! I feel lucky and blessed going into 2011! :)

  275. Yao says:

    What a great way to start the new year. Hope 2011 is wonderful for you and Tabs!

  276. Zel says:

    I purchased my first nars product the other day (blush in gina) and would love to expand my nars cosmetics collection! Happy new year!

  277. Debbie says:

    Happy New Year!! I don’t usually set resolution for myself but I decide to this year, I’m going to allow myself to be HAPPY!

  278. Vikki says:

    I spent last night with one of my best friends, her family, and bunch of their family friends!

  279. Tiffany says:

    Happy New Years everyone!

  280. Jessikitty says:

    Happy New Year to you, Tabs, and the El Hub! May this be the best year yet, and you know what? I think it will be!
    I want to cross every carryover task off my goals list this year (you know, the goals that get listed again and again each New Years becuse they haven’t been completed?) ASAP. I can’t wait to come out on the other side.

  281. chibu74 says:

    Happy New Year Karen!!
    I would so love to win this, nothing like beginning the new year with Sephora gift card
    Thanks for the giveaway :) You rock!!

  282. Ann says:

    New Years resolution is to be healthy and I give thanks for each day that I am able to live on this earth.

  283. Winning this gift card would mos def put a smile on my broken out face :-)
    Adjua Fantastic recently posted … Wedge Fund

  284. Marian says:

    Happy New Year, Karen, Hubs and Tabs. I feel as if I’ve gotten to know you in 2010.

  285. Melodi says:

    Oh I would love to win a $100 Sephora gift card! I think I’d probably buy the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector, I’ve had my eye on it for awhile.

  286. Jocelynn says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! My New Years resolution is to lose 25 lbs by 4/25/11 as an added bonus my boyfriend says if i do it by then I get $300 !! yea SHOPPING!!! LOL!
    Jocelynn recently posted … PIZZA HUT- TANGA- 20 CREDIT AT SWIRL JUST FOR TODAY!!!

  287. YadiQ says:

    Last year was bad as you know but I am optimistic abt this new year!!!

  288. Alli says:

    I rang in the New Year snowed into my apartment so my cats and I watched Friends most of the night. It was actually really nice!

  289. Trinidad says:

    I could so use this gift card!

  290. Maria Luisa says:

    Happy New Year! I look forward to lots of new make-up in 2011. <3

  291. Erica says:

    Happy new year! It’s been great reading you all year and I always look forward to seeing you pop up in my feed reader.

    $100 at Sephora would be used thusly: Some socked away for when the Naked pallet comes back in stock, and the rest spent on brands I haven’t tried yet (MUFE, possibly Kat Von D).

  292. Maia says:

    Im so excited to start this new year and new decade!! good things are coming our way!

  293. TerriB says:

    Happy New Year everyone!

  294. NeutraKris says:

    Last year was up and down for a lot of reasons, but ended on a very high note. I look forward to seeing what opportunities open up for me in 2011! P.S. I would purchase MUFE’s Matte Velvet foundation with the gift card, among other things, if I win. :)

  295. Onegreatsmile says:

    Happy New Year, Karen! I Love Sephora!!

  296. Donna says:

    Happy new year karen!

  297. PS says:

    I wish everyone a very happy New Year! Love this site & LOVE SEPHORA. :)

  298. cindy says:

    just be happier & healthier for 2011! :)

  299. lesley says:

    Wishing you, El hub, and Tabs all the best this year!

  300. Christine Tansingco says:

    Hi Karen,

    Happy New Year to you and your family. Started off the new year with a great beauty purchase…MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark. Don’t know how I lasted this long without it. Anyways, I’d love to win the Sephora gift card and use it towards make up for my Mom….she looks great already for 65 but I know a prize like this help make her look even more fabulous! Love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  301. Jen says:

    Happy New Year!

  302. jenell says:

    My hope for this year is that its the one I finally become employed again, then i can buy more makeup!

  303. Sara says:

    Get out of debt! LOL… We shall see I’m very optimistic and am well on the way even before the year started.

  304. Amy says:

    Healthy and Happy 2011! I’m planning on having lots of fun with my family and our new Christmas puppy:)

  305. Emily says:

    I have a red knitted Dalek

  306. Sarah Jillian says:

    Karen,
    I’ve been following you for awhile now and I must say as a fellow Filipino girl your swatches, reviews, and blogs have been a pleasure to read and informative in more ways than one! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this site. It is nice to see someone who loves makeup and has the same skintone (which helps me pick out the correct colors for me) as me!
    -Sarah :)
    P.S. Happy 1:1:11! ;)

  307. Lisa says:

    Happy new year! Thanks for doing such an amazing giveaway!

  308. Keri b says:

    One of the highlites of my year was meeting you live and in person in Milan no less. Wishing you tabs and el hub a wonderful new year

  309. ash braswell says:

    thanks for the chance to win! i would love this! happy new year!

  310. Katelyn says:

    I just made my first purchase from sephora, so I wouldn’t mind making another and buying Dior DiorShow Mascara and Frederic Fekkai Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo just to start.

  311. Tara says:

    I’m lifing my glass of champagne to you. Here’s to another great year of reading your fabulous blog!

  312. Jessica says:

    Have an awesome New Year!!

    I am looking forward to 2011…2010 was all about loss for me, and letting go. I am really hoping that now I have opened a window for better things to come into my life!

  313. Marie Cooper says:

    I can’t believe it’s 2011 already!!! 2010 was a bit rocky for me, but I woke up this morning in good spirits with nothing but faith that 2011 will be a wonderful and fabulous year! Happy New Year and many more to come!!!

  314. Emily judd says:

    I also spent the evening letting the new year creep in rather than go out in fireworks. Maybe I’ll make up for that tonight instead :)

    Thank you for continuing to blog about things you enjoy, especially Tabs!

  315. Regina S says:

    Happy New Year – don’t forget to eat black eyed peas for luck!

  316. Mara says:

    Happy New Year Karen!!!

  317. Maria says:

    I’ve had a rough but amazing year. I just hope for a better new begging and more memories to come. Happy new year everyone!

  318. paula says:

    My goals for 2011 is spend more time with my family.

  319. Adrienne says:

    John 3:16

  320. Paula C says:

    I spent New Year’s Eve playing Scooby Doo on the Wii with my hubs and 2 little girls. They rock!

  321. sooz says:

    2010 was my last year as a single lady :D I’m getting married in April, so 2011 better kick some ass!

  322. Casey says:

    Happy New Year! This year I’m going to be making a greater effort to research colleges and to set up tours, MED SCHOOL HERE I COME… after premed of course :)

  323. Nina says:

    Happy New Year Karen! I would definitely treat myself to some Illamasqua products with that gift card. :D

  324. Thanh says:

    Heyy I love your blog!
    2011 is here, pretty exciting. Anyway just want to try out my luck on the first day of New Year :D

  325. Kim says:

    Unfortunately, I’m starting 2011 with the flu! =(

  326. Catilin says:

    First of all, Happy New Year!
    Second of all, if I got this gift card to Sephora…there’s so much I want! But it would probably go towards a Stella by Stella McCartney gift set for myself because, even after all of my hinting, nobody got me any for Christmas & I’m almost out! I’d probably also get a CoverFX foundation, since I’ve tried almost every other brand & I can’t find one that covers without looking cakey & orange on my light skin. My New Years’ resolution is to find a great foundation!

  327. Dee says:

    2010 for me was a challenging year health wise but I am hoping 2011 will finally bring me good health and loads of make up :)))))

    I would stock up on some of my fave Guerlain and Clarins products !

    Dee

  328. yvette says:

    oh my goodness – how generous of you! yesterday’s post on skincare routines got me craving some experimentation with the Korres line, so $100 would go a long way for me right now!

  329. Linda says:

    I plan to spend the first few months of 2011 spending as much quality time my honey before his deployment this spring.

  330. Jillian Cadenas says:

    I would buy a few Clinique products that I have been eyeing and the limited edition MUFE palette!

  331. Jess says:

    I had a terrible 2010, so I am exceed and optimistic for a wonderful 2011!

  332. applepark says:

    Happy New Year Karen! Have a great day with your family today. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  333. luv2smilexo says:

    this year was my first new years being 21, which was pretty awesome. I plan on getting back in shape in 2011 (cliche, I know.)
    luv2smilexo recently posted … Favorites of 2010

  334. Monica says:

    Hooray for a new year! I’m glad you had a quiet night in, Karen. Sometimes a lowkey evening with good ‘za and good company is enough to remind us of how great we have it!

  335. Nujee says:

    Wow this is an awesome giveaway! I am dreaming of some Tarte cosmetics from Sephora and a new facial moisterizer and like soo many other things! EXCITED!!!!!!

  336. Emi says:

    My resolution this year is to definitely wear more lipstick. At a liberal arts school in the PNW, people don’t exactly glam it up every day and lipstick is such a high maintenance product that when I do wear it I always feel like a tool. But my resolution is to wear more of it because I love lipstick, I love the way it smells and feels and looks, and I’m throwing other peoples’ judgements to the wind. Including my boyfriend’s. I like lipstick, and I will wear it!!
    Emi recently posted … Essie Stash and Pink Parka

  337. Darlene says:

    My heart and prayers to all those who have lost their homes, lives, and/or loved ones. May this New Year bring rainbows with many blessings….

  338. Crystal says:

    I’ve loved reading Makeup and Beauty Blog during 2010 and can’t wait to keep devouring its reviews throughout 2011. Keep up the amazing work Karen!

  339. Melody says:

    I plan on going out of my comfort zone in makeup more, try some more bold looks! =D Thanks for the giveaway! I would prefer the egift card please!

  340. Andrea says:

    Happy New Year! I would love to win the Sephora gift card, I’ve been itching to buy the Tarte mascara

  341. Kristina says:

    2010 was pretty good, made a lot of progress and nothing tooo horrible happened but i’m really looking forward to 2011. Hoping to buy a house and much much more!

  342. Shefali says:

    My goal for 2011 is to lose 20 pounds…and I’m starting today :)

  343. Audrie says:

    Awesome contest and Ty for giving alternatives!! I hope you have great year and become a mommy.

  344. Anna S says:

    Happy New Year to everyone! Hope its going to be a great year :)

  345. 2010 was not a great year for me–many many changes occured–some good some bad. I’m looking forward to 2011 and will be concentrating on getting debt paid off and growing professionally. I hope to do a bit of travelling too.

    thank you for the contest Karen!!
    Cindy (Prime Beauty) recently posted … Happy New Year &amp Happy Blog-o-versary to Prime Beauty!

  346. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the contest and have a great new year!

  347. Kathleen says:

    2010 was a pretty rough year so I’m looking forward to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2011! Thanks for being one of my fave beauty bloggers, Karen!

  348. Lauren says:

    Last year was great for me, but I think 2011 will be even better!! Winning a gift card would take the edge off my upcoming birthday in a few weeks. :)

  349. Carin says:

    What a great giveaway! Gotta love a chance to go shopping for yourself after the holidays.. I am gearing up for a big year–gonna give birth to twins in May and then life as I know it will be different in ways I’m sure I can’t imagine. it would be nice to hold onto some of my non-mama glamour, though! Happy New Year to you, Karen!

  350. amanda says:

    Happy 2011! I’m determined to embrace more bold colors this year, especially lipstick!

  351. Jenna Benjamin says:

    Hi, 2010 was good by the grace of God but I know that 2011 will be better :)
    For this new year I plan on becoming more healthy (working out more and eating right), blogging more, graduate from university with honors and I hope to achieve this by the grace of God. All the best for 2011

  352. Solangel says:

    2010 was the worst and the best year. Lost someone special, but met someone, too :) Happy New Year, Karen! Stay beautiful :D

  353. Elaine says:

    I had a wonderful time just relaxing with my friends last night :)

  354. Jessica says:

    Happy New Year! My night was similar to yours, went for dinner and drinks then home and fell asleep early.

  355. Jywoi says:

    I’m watching the bbc sherlock holmes, pretty good :)

  356. Jen says:

    Happy new year Karen! I was also in bed at midnight haha!
    Thanks for doing this it’s so generous :)

  357. Savannah says:

    Happy New Year Karen! Hope you Tab, and El Hub had a great night!
    Savannah recently posted … I Got the NAKED Fever

  358. Sandra says:

    Thank you so much, Karen, for having this giveaway! Happy New Year! :D

  359. Patty says:

    I celebrated my NYE with my bestie and 2 bottles of Sparkling Grape Juice. Next year when we’re finally going to turn 21, it’s going to be whooole different story!

  360. Vivian says:

    I’ve always loved your site, and all your great makeup tips! Just got LASIK, so I’ve had to throw away all my old eye makeup.. sadness. But I would love to win a giftcard to Sephora!!

    happy new year’s to you too!

  361. Ann says:

    Wow, a giveaway on the first? How awesome is that? Happy New Year to you!

    Hubby and I always ring in the new year with a kiss. We’re both pretty darn good smoochers since we both played trumpet for years. Great embouchures make for great smooches! I would definitely get more products to keep my smackers in tip top shape, especially in the low humidity conditions right now.

  362. Veronica C. says:

    Happy New Years to everyone!

  363. Veronica says:

    Happy New Year Karen!!
    In 2010 my elderly grandmother became quite sick. I plan to spend lost of time with her, go for walks with her, and cherish new memories together in 2011. :)

  364. Nora Jin says:

    Happy New Year Karen! This is awesome.
    Nora Jin recently posted … Nora-Jin- Congratulations on your 40 year pin Dad!!

  365. Josie says:

    I want to gain 10 lbs!!!! Happy New Year, your webpage is awesome!

  366. Linda Halpern says:

    I love Sephora! Really enjoy playing with all the makeup, so I hope I win the $100.

  367. Vivian says:

    happy new year karen! you’re awesome :D

  368. Allegra says:

    Here’s to 2011 – I graduate in 5 months! Woo!

  369. Rosie says:

    happy 2011! i have grand plans for this sephora giftcard….

  370. Janet says:

    Like eeeeveryone else it seems, I want to get in shape. I’m graduating college in June and I’ll be pursuing a career in law enforcement so it’s important that I’m in shape so I can kick butt!! Haha

    Happy New Year, Karen!

  371. Kris says:

    have a happy, healthy 2011~!

  372. layla says:

    my goal in 2011 is to successfully do a smokey eye look where i’m not asked if i’m not getting enough sleep! haha.. maybe this can be a tutorial for the future? an easy smokey eye for dodos like me? :D I would also love to lose my pregnancy weight once my little one arrives :D

  373. marisa says:

    hey karen i hope 2011 is filled with happiness and joy for tabs and the hubby. with the $100 i hope i could get something for my mom because she is such a trooper for putting up with me over the years=). thank your for giving us updates about beauty and the opportunity you give us to enter giveaways. here my email for some reason it didnt let me enter=(

  374. Shelly says:

    My goal for 2011 is to get in shape, take better care of my skin, and find the perfect foundation!

  375. Mary says:

    Happy new year! My makeup resolution is to be more adventurous and bold with color : )

  376. Cynthia says:

    Happy New Year’s to you. What a great contest to have. I could sure stock up on some beauty products. What you might ask? There are just too many to name. :P

  377. Heather W. says:

    Oh boy, I hope this year ends up being better than last. Same for you too Karen!

  378. Lisa S. says:

    My goals for 2011 are to eat at home more often, cut my portions, move more and just generally get healthier. Nothing radical, just common sense stuff.

  379. Pam says:

    My goal for 2011 is to wear more make-up!!

  380. Evelyn says:

    Happy new year, everyone — all the best in 2011.

  381. Erin says:

    Happy New Year & thanks for the contest!! My husband & I fell asleep before midnight, cuddled up with our little boys. A far cry from wild evenings we used to have but, I couldn’t be happier. :)

  382. S says:

    Happy new year to you and Tabs, and thanks for an amazing blog!
    S recently posted … operation beautiful sighting

  383. Chia says:

    This would be my makeup budget for the year!

  384. Nicolle says:

    Super excited about 2011! I love the chance to have a clean slate. I always go through my makeup drawer and get rid of/ give away things that didn’t work to make room for new adventures.

  385. Mykeshia says:

    Merlot gives me a terrible hangover. Ai

  386. Kia says:

    I totally need some new foundations

  387. Rae says:

    Happy New Year’s, Karen! :)
    Rae recently posted … An ode to German Nivea Creme

  388. mkdallas says:

    Tabs is the bomb.com…I hope to see more of his hawtness gracing this blog in 2011!

  389. SaraJane says:

    Thanks for doing awesome giveaways like this one! This would be great for some of that awesome new Urban Decay spring stuff – especially that crazy wonderful 24/7 liner anniversary set.

  390. LauraA says:

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Karen–it’s a great one for the new year! :)

    I’m really happy about having discovered this blog in 2010, although I’ve never commented on any blog post until now. I’ve been exposed to so many different products that I wouldn’t have sought out on my own. I hope everyone here has a great 2011.

    Plans for a Sephora gift card: Korres eyeliner, another bottle of the Korres white tea cleanser, and the Kat von D painted love lipstick set–I’m pale, but love a dark or dark blended lip and the colors look great. Or the Smashbox Master’s Class palette with another bottle of the Korres white tea cleanser. Nail polish purchases would round out any remaining balance from the hundred smackers.

  391. Elle says:

    Happy new year, everyone! This year went by way too fast for my liking.

  392. Ginger says:

    So every year I spend New Years Eve with my mom and grandma and we toast in the new year when the ball drops. My grandma has poor mobility and can’t really get around. This year the city rules changed and we were allowed to do fireworks in the city limits. This year my grandma had her own fireworks show by looking out her window. It was a good New Years Eve, especially for her. :) And that made my new years a good one.

  393. Brandi says:

    I plan to get my driver’s license in 2011. Oh, and I would spend the gift card on the Urban Decay 15th anniversary eye liner set!

    Thanks, sista!

  394. Jenna says:

    I love sephora. Winning this would be a great start to the new year.

  395. Glenda says:

    My birthday is coming up…can’t wait to try out a bunch of new stuff from Sephora, like Benefit’s Bella Bamba blush! =)

  396. Michelle says:

    Awesome prize! Enter me please:)

  397. Kat says:

    Happy New Year to you and Tabs!

  398. Melody says:

    I have resolved to get back to healthier eating and exercise in 2011!! :)

  399. Michelle says:

    I cant wait for school to start again so I can see my friends!

  400. Tina M says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. My goal for 2011 is to lose another 10 pounds

  401. Katherine says:

    Would love to win this and purchase Bobbi Brown products

  402. Carol L says:

    I think 2011 is going to be a great year. I will finally have graduated and finally will be making money!

  403. sarahpuffy says:

    Ha! T-Money! That’s just cute.

  404. Shveta says:

    If I, by chance, get this giftcard I would love to invest it in a Clarisonic, I’ve heard amazing things about it!!!

  405. Tal says:

    I would looooove to get my hand on the (MUFE) HD powder!!!

  406. Jenn says:

    This year will be one of major change for me professionally (and most likely geographically)…I have a couple of lazy months before my new job starts though so my biggest goal is to use the winter wisely to a) reach my physical goals b) catch up on my DVR c) strengthen friendships!

  407. Michelle says:

    One of my resolutions is to spend less time in front of the t.v. and more time reading! I remember I used to find reading so rewarding, but somehow my hectic life has made me feel like I don’t have time for books, when in reality, I spend way too much time vegetating with t.v. shows! Thanks for having this giveaway to kickstart the new year!

  408. Suji says:

    Happy New Year! My hubby and our 2 kitties spent NYE at home and we were fast asleep by the time midnight came around. I hope in 2011 I can find a new job!

  409. Maria says:

    I worked for NYE – it was kinda boring.
    Maria recently posted … Christmas eyelashes!

  410. Tasha says:

    I want to try some new makeup forever eyeshadows at sephora.

  411. Lizzy says:

    Happy New Year everyone :) Crossing my fingers hope I win!!!

  412. Caty says:

    I’m watching Batman. This thrills me. I LOVE BATMAN. :D
    Caty recently posted … Face of the Day!

  413. Shadowy Lady says:

    Happy New Year Karen! Thank you for all the giveaways and maybe I’ll finally win one :D
    Shadowy Lady recently posted … My NYE Makeup and Bonus Pics from Our Party

  414. Wanda says:

    My goal for 2011 is to limit my shopping, but this Sephora e-card would really help with that goal. LOL!

  415. Caroline says:

    Enjoying watching the Twilight Zone marathon on TV!

  416. Kira says:

    I resolve to keep taking care of my skin! I found some GREAT murad products at Sephora, and even though they’re expensive, they’re worth it. So I vow to keep up this good routine and hopefully i’ll win :)

  417. Liz says:

    2010 was’t too fab for me, so I’m looking forward to a much better 2011. Cheers!
    Liz recently posted … Bobbi Brown Choose Your Glam Holiday 2010- Smoldering Eye Palette

  418. Emily says:

    slimming down and being beautifully healthy are my goals for 2011 — with a $100 sephora giftcard I think I’d invest in some rad skincare!!

  419. Melissa says:

    I’m hoping for a cute boyfriend. :)

  420. Alexis says:

    I’m very excited about 2011, because my baby is due in May :). I can’t wait to be a mom!

  421. Chrissie says:

    Happy New Year Karen (I mean, K-Dawg)! I wish you and your family all the best in the new year and many beauty goodies to come!

  422. Michelle says:

    Happy New Year Karen! If I win I would use it to buy a new flat iron, my revlon one looks like it’s from the stone age, it’ huge! Enjoy your day =)

  423. Davina says:

    I stayed home and worked on my grad school applications on new year’s eve :-)

    Thanks for the contest!

  424. Kathy N Scott says:

    Thanks for the chance at a prize that would make my nieces day.

  425. Tamara Moran says:

    Happy New Year everyone! My goal for this year is to get fit and eat healthy. Time to cut out the junk food and get in the gym.

  426. Debra P says:

    You always have wonderful giveaways!!!! Thank you for the chance. Sephora is my dream shop. I am like a kid in a candy store there! I love the Dr Brandt Lineless Cleanser, the Korres body butters and shower gels and everything from Bliss. I love the Smashbox lip glosses and the Boscia luminizing black mask. So before I go on and on I’ll just say ty for the chance :).

    My New Year’s Resolution is to do more martial arts, spend more time with family and friends, to laugh and be silly more, be positive and live in the present!

    @MissingLynxx

  427. jacque says:

    in 2011 i dont want to make a resolution because i never do it. haha! so i just want to stay positive and try not to let anyone negative bother me!

  428. Brenda Callahan says:

    I have never shopped Sephora so I have no idea what I would get! Exciting to get the opportunity to look around!!!

  429. theresa says:

    Oh my gosssh I’m so excited! If I won I would definitely spend it on skincare from Philosophy. Hope In A Jar is calling my name as well as another bottle of Purity facewash. YAYSIES!!<3

  430. Gretchen says:

    I can never have enough Sephora. Happy New Year!

  431. Soo says:

    I had to work for 12 hours straight for NYE and it was so exhausting. it was at the Grand Hyatt in DC and people were dressed up and drinking. when midnight struck I was really missing the boyfriend and seriously about to cry. plus the love song that went “I’m so in looove” after the toast didn’t help at all.
    Soo recently posted … Burts Bees Cranberry &amp Pomegranate Sugar Scrub

  432. Robyn says:

    2011 is my year to take care of ME. i’ll be 25, and have so many goals and ambitions. I want to go to beauty school, travel (since i’ve never been off the west coast! sad huh?) and just have a blast enjoying my mid 20′s. you’re only 25 once afterall ;)

  433. Denise says:

    2010 was kind of a wake up call year… but I know 2011 will be full of greatness, in beauty and regular life lol

  434. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy New Year, Karen & Tabs!

  435. Sarah says:

    Wow I’m super excited! *fingers crossed*

    My resolution this year is to take better care of myself. As a law school student, free time is rare so things like exercising, eating and sleeping tend to fall by the wayside. This year I want to take better care of myself :)

  436. Karim says:

    I would go to Sephora and buy all the things I didn’t buy myself for Christmas.

  437. Amber says:

    Oooh I adore Sephora, i think I’d have to spend this gift card on some of the products that you’ve reviewed and shared with us here that I’ve yet to be able to buy. Thanks for the chance Karen!!

  438. jasmine says:

    cats rock! YEA

  439. Ann says:

    I have a kitty that likes to sleep with me at night. Love!

  440. Rita Sheppard says:

    If I won the egift card, I’d get some great moisturizers.

  441. Natalia says:

    I would purchase bunch of skincare because i am running very low on everything! Great blog!

  442. Komal says:

    Happy new year!

    My resolution this year (beauty wise) will be to put in some effort every day, as I have gotten quite lazy and you never know who you’ll run into!

  443. Barbara says:

    Happy New Year! Amazing contest from a brilliant blogger. Thanks! Hmm, think I’d buy some YSL makeup and maybe Ole Henriksen skincare… Here’s to a great 2011 for everybody!

  444. LauraJ says:

    The movers come Monday. We just took everything out of the attic & it’s starting to feel real

  445. M. Gellhorn says:

    One of my beauty resolutions for 2011 is to finally learn how to apply liquid eyeliner perfectly! Right now I am the queen of smears.

  446. Vanessa says:

    hope i win! momma needs a new mascara! hahaha~

  447. Erin says:

    Yay! I want to expand my NARS collection :).

  448. navi says:

    A good way to start the new year :)

  449. Christina says:

    Dear T-Money and K-Dawg,

    ROCK ON!

    Sincerely,
    C-Bro.

  450. Stephanie says:

    Last year was awesome! I was reunited with the love of my life after 13 years, married him and moved to his country – Germany. The only other sad part (besides obviously missing friends and family) is that there is no Sephora here! I haven’t made it over to France yet so this would give me an excuse, hee hee.

  451. Alison says:

    A long-due new year goal for me is to not go under-appreciated. We do so much for our husbands, boyfriends, family, friends, etc. But sometimes it seems there is so much give and very little acknowledgement of the give.

    Happy new year to you and Tabs!

  452. JACKIE says:

    Love Sephora and your blog!

  453. Denise says:

    Happy New Year! This was one of the few years I didn’t spend with family. It was actually quite fun, but I did miss them.

  454. nancy mcd says:

    So, I spent nye working in an ER, which does give you perspective!! To be festive, wore my fav MAC lipstick: who says you can’t be glamorous at 3am?

  455. katie picklesimer says:

    I am still thinking about your Trader Joe’s burrito and wishing we had a TJ’s around here! ;)

  456. Christina says:

    *_* so wonderful! I would love to start the new year with this!

  457. dishie says:

    Karen, you rule! Here’s to a great new year for you, Hubs and of course Tabs! Hope I win! :)

  458. Kelsey says:

    Well, i am swanning around in MAC’s goodbye section, picking up the Pret a Papier things I didn’t get when the collection came out.

  459. Connie says:

    Happy New Year!!! If I won a gift card, I’d save it until the spring guerlain collection hits stores! I love the blush and powders!

  460. DonnaN says:

    Your NYE sound’s like mine, sans the waking up to fireworks…….Glad you enjoyed it, none the less!! Happy 2011!!

    This is an awesome prize……Guerlain and Illamasqua would be two brands I would consider splitting this on……

  461. Courtney says:

    This is so awesome

  462. Jenny says:

    The new year won’t bring anyone success or happiness – we have to do it ourselves. My resolution is to remember that.

  463. Pam says:

    I’m going to make sure I’m happy this year! No one can do it for me, it’s up to me. I love your site–especially Sam’s posts. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  464. Ashley says:

    Well 2010 wasn’t my best year, it started & ended with a big bang for me! I ended 2010 by going into the ER & staying overnight & started 2011 by laying in bed resting. All I wish for in 2011 is that nothing bad happens to me again because I know I’m missing out on a lot of fun stuff!
    Ashley recently posted … Update- Project 10 Pan Facial Cleansers &amp Skincare Regime

  465. Wendy says:

    This contest is awesome thx T-Money!! My new year’s resolution will be to take more pictures for memories.

    Happy New Year!!

  466. Heather says:

    Happy New Year! Mmm, a gift card for Sephora – I’d use it on some of that new Chanel foundation you posted a review on. It sounds fantastic!

  467. diana says:

    had a good year, looking and hoping to make this year ever better:) hope every one has a great year too.

  468. michaela says:

    one of my resolutions is to stress less and do my nails more!! i hope you have a fab 2011!

  469. Melanie says:

    No better way to celebrate a new year than with new makeup goodies! Hope I win!

  470. Alice says:

    Winning a giftcard for Sephora would make this whole flu thing that much more bearable. Which, it’s pretty unbearable. What was I thinking, two months ago, when I thought that I’d like to know what having the flu feels like? I’d never had it before. Now if I could go back in time two months and punch myself, then get myself a flu shot, I would do it. Do it so hard.

  471. Robin says:

    I am relatively new to your blog, but have really enjoyed reading it the last few months. If I won the Sephora gift card, I would buy another Urban Decay Naked palette. I LOVE it and am afraid of using mine up!

  472. Come to mama!
    My Lips But Better recently posted … My Favorite Things- 2010 Roundup

  473. Olivia says:

    To 2011! May it bring closer friendships, more adventure, and fewer worries!

  474. Shah'ada says:

    I neeeeeeeed NARS eye primer K-Dawg!!

  475. i slept through midnight (with a very fluffy kitten on my lap)…
    aquamarine565 recently posted … MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner

  476. Jess Metz says:

    I had to work last night until past midnight, so I didn’t get to celebrate. If I won the gift cert, I would definitely have a celebration of my own at Sephora.com!

  477. Kris Bjerke says:

    I can always find something to order at Sephora!

  478. Dana K says:

    I want this so I can buy a clairsonic!

  479. paige says:

    happy 2011!!!!

  480. Denise Caruso says:

    I first started reading this blog because of Karen’s informative, helpful and insightful product reviews which make me run out and buy every beauty product known to man but then it became what is Tabs doing today and he became a big focus of why I read her blog.. I enjoy him as much as I do Karen. Love to keep up with the photos of him too.

  481. Phyrra says:

    Happy New Year :)
    Phyrra recently posted … My New Years Eve 2010-Day 2011 Look

  482. Jennifer says:

    OMG! This is a great giveaway, I would buy the tart makeup kit, which would be half the gift card and then it would be a splurge on some urban decay.

    New Year’s Resolution (hmm…there are so many) – work on my Salsa dancing for the next 6 months, renovate my kitchen and make a small patio outside for some summertime fun!

  483. Sandy says:

    Well my resolution ths year is to work on my patience. I seem to have lost it a lot over the past year. TY for having this giveaway and good luck everyone!

  484. Jordyn says:

    My only goal this year is to grow my hair out! I’ve been trying forever, but when I got layers in my hair, a lot of length got cut off (not sure how the heck that happened :(!) So by July, I want at least two extra inches. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.

    Happy New Year!

  485. Yen says:

    I would definitely buy some new makeup brushes and Make Up For Ever’s Face & Body Foundation as well as their Full Cover Concealer because they’re both waterproof and super long lasting!

  486. At mightnight I was lying in bed, wearing my peacock-blue PJs and fuzzy blue socks (the ones that look like I’ve skinned a muppet), reading Terry Pratchett, surrounded by cats. Not a bad way to ring in the new year!!

    In 2010 I built up my blog a lot more, got more than 3/4 of the way through wearing all of my eyeshadows at least once, and found more blogs to read. In 2011 I’m going to re-photograph all my stuff using my new camera, which takes MUCH better pictures. I’m also going to make new images for all of my eyeshadows that show more detail and more views. (I think I’m insane, creating all these projects for myself…!)

  487. Jae says:

    Happy 2011 to you! Looking forward to spending another year with you! :)

  488. Candace says:

    I spent the new year at my friend’s house, as it’s her birthday on the 31st as well! :)

  489. Ivana says:

    Happy New Years, Karen! Thanks so much for all the laughs and wonderful advice over the years :)

  490. Stacey says:

    If I got this card, I could finally indulge in a Gerlain Rouge G!

  491. Crea Moon says:

    I tweeted and follow.

    BIGBANGnSE7EN

    I want to save money this year so I can travel.

    thanks!

  492. tasha says:

    i would definitely use this card to get me some mufe lipstick rouge… i was window shopping and tried some on. i love the texture. have a good day!!

  493. Rachel says:

    My new years resolution is to stop worrying about the small stuff and just be more relaxed and calm :)

  494. Barbara says:

    Oh T-Money and K-Dawg what a great way to start off the New Year! Thanks for the chance to win.

  495. Aracely says:

    Wishing everyone a Happy 2011, and my god I want that gift card!!! Sephora is my favorite place.

  496. Oh, I have a full cart in Sephora.com waiting to be checked out but I have maximized my vanity funds in 2010, so I really hope to win this :).

    What’s in that cart?
    Benefit Coralista, Benefit Benetint, Benefit Bathina and Yes, if ever I win this, I might as well purchase my first Clarisonic. Living in a country where beauty services cost too much, I might as well, convert my bathroom into my own spa and facial center :P.

    As for 2010, it was a year full of blessings and I hope to carry my optimism and positivity in 2011. My 2011 Mantra include: Live Simply, Travel Light (no emotional baggages) and yes, Embrace all Imperfections.

    Manigong Bagong Taon Karen!
    Something Purple recently posted … Beauty and Health

  497. Jessi says:

    I know this is a terribly cliche goal for this year, but I really want to lose weight. Being overweight I’m tired all the time and I just don’t feel… healthy. Looking better is not my main goal, although it is an awesome perk, I just want to FEEL better!

  498. Bo says:

    Starting (or hoping to start) the new year with new energy and positivity–towards academics if the College Gods are looking down on me! This sophomore is looking forward to enjoying every minute of school. After all, work hard play hard ;-)

  499. Styleezta says:

    I would stock up on murad products :)

  500. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!

  501. Marlene says:

    It would be SOOOOO Cool to win a gift card!!! There’s so many things in the way of make-up or mositurizers that I would love to try but can’t afford it..

    Cheers to Sephora………HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!

  502. oscarelli says:

    happy 2011!

  503. Tran says:

    Dreaming of trying some Dior products with the giftcard!

  504. Rachel Phillips says:

    Help me start off 2011 right! <3

  505. Stephanie says:

    I spent new year’s eve with my cousins and sister. Low key but really nice, nonetheless!
    Stephanie recently posted … MAC Cham-pale &amp Stylishly Yours purchases

  506. I just found your blog and LOVE it! Can’t wait to see what 2011 holds for us. Looking forward to following along!
    Krista – The Skin CEO recently posted … Slough off dry skin with RodanFields ENHANCEMENTS Body Microdermabrasion

  507. April says:

    Tabs is awesome!

  508. Jessica G says:

    I spent New Years Eve with my hubby and my cat also Karen,just eating and watching movies:)

  509. leslie says:

    My resolution is to get out and meet more people and lose weight!

  510. Mary-Frances says:

    2010 was not so hot. Going into 2011 with a postive attitude.

  511. Melissa says:

    I want to get healthy for the new year!

  512. Sanam says:

    I love reading your blog everyday! I love learning about all the new stuff coming out. Can’t wait to see what comes out during 2011!

  513. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Happy New Year!

  514. Paula says:

    Happy New Year to you, Karen, and all of your readers!

  515. Lakeisha Knox says:

    If I won I would by nars, nars, nars!

  516. Giang says:

    My new year resolution is to stop buying things i don’t need and stop procrastinating in school! Thanks for this contest.

  517. Sarju says:

    Happy 2011! I love your blog – especially your reviews on all the new items that come out AND j’adore sephora!!

  518. Alicia P says:

    Going into 2011 with a positive attitude!

  519. Christine Mullane says:

    Best Wishes on a happy and healthy New Year!! Just started reading your blog and love it!

  520. KC says:

    Started off New Years by spending time with my bestie :)

  521. Cindy says:

    Karen, you rock! Thanks for having this awesome contest!

  522. Sandy says:

    Starting off the New Year with a yummy roast beef, potato & carrot dinner. It’s in the oven now so I’m enjoying a glass of wine. Yeah! Happy New Year all!

  523. Kelsie Kramer says:

    Last year, I reconnected with my love– Vampire Weekend.

  524. Kayla says:

    I like cupcakes with pink frosting on them, yum! Also, how cute!

  525. Megan says:

    My New Years resolution would be to efficiently put on my makeup in the morning. It would save me a lot of time! From sephora I would probably re purchase my beloved Nars Turkish Delight and UDPP.

  526. Jay Candy says:

    my goals for 2011, buy less makeup and use what I already have!

  527. madeline says:

    I can’t wait for this new year that brings new makeup and fashion trends that I will be delighted to try.

  528. Eren says:

    I had a not so great year…my pug died, one got away, but alas I have rescued two pugs from my local shelter. I also lost my job like millions of other Americans, but with a new job under my belt and a new year, I’m ready to get 2011 started. This will be a good year!

  529. Rachel says:

    I can’t believe this is the first time I’m reading this blog!! How did I not know about this before?

  530. Jamie says:

    I’d love to ring in 2011 with a moisturizer that saves me from the cold, dry, mid Atlantic air! Happy New Year Karen :)

  531. Kaoyee says:

    Woo hoo! I cant wait for all the new makeup collections for spring. Namely, nailpolish from china glaze and zoya.

  532. Maureen says:

    I’m hoping 2011 is a good one for me and everyone else.

  533. Jamee says:

    Here’s to a Chanel Black Pearltastic 2011!!!

  534. Elizabeth says:

    I want to be a more postive person in 2011!

  535. Brit Ann says:

    If I won..I would actually own decent makeup for the first time in my life.
    I spent New Years @ home with the fam this year..was kinda nice.

  536. Angie says:

    In 2011, I would love to cook more instead of eating out 5 days out of a week =) Happy New Year!!

  537. Lisa says:

    I feel like a taco.

  538. Christina says:

    My goal is to make 2011 less stressful than the past few years! Happy New Year, all!

  539. Michele DiCola says:

    Hi Karen,
    Happy New Year!

    I spent another holiday at the hospital with my mother in the ER. She is having a cardiac cath on Monday and possibly more stents.

    I already made a resolution to floss every day!
    I hope 2011 is a better year.
    Great give away Karen. I love Sephora.

    Michele
    Beauty Addict.

  540. Joy says:

    I’m really hoping 2011 is a better year for me (and my family). :-)

  541. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  542. Nan Bixby says:

    Would love to start off the new year with something like this :)
    nono916@gmail.com

  543. Whit says:

    Money Money Money!

  544. Christina says:

    I’m really looking forward to 2011! Im hoping to reach some more personal goals of mine, 2010 was a bit rocky. I hope i’m able to spend more time with my family this year. I live literally on the opposite side of the world from them so I don’t see my family very often.

  545. Fatima says:

    It’s 2011 and I am graduating college this year. A very scary yet exciting time, let’s see what it will bring.

  546. Daniela Valencia says:

    I want to go to the gym, but to do it for real!

  547. Danielle says:

    I’m hoping to stay calm and focused in 2011 :)

  548. Angela says:

    I would buy some Benefit Cosmetics and Nars. Have not tried them yet. :)

  549. Sarah says:

    Hmmm, what to do with a giftcard for $100 from Sephora…? Have a minor meltdown trying to decide what awesome stuff to get! LOL! Probably some Kat Von D makeup, I’ve been dying to try her eyeliners :D

  550. Victoria says:

    Hey Girl!!!! I’m hoping to win so that I can stock up on my Korres products. Sure, they’re effective but hey, they ain’t cheap :)

  551. yiota says:

    My resolution is to lose weight!

  552. Moosie says:

    A sephora gift card would be better than a paper bag.

  553. Casey says:

    My goal for 2011 is to only buy beauty products that i don’t have similar dupes to!

  554. Orin says:

    I loveeeeeeeeee sephora!!!

  555. Joni says:

    My goal is to finish losing some excess weight and reach my ideal body weight in 2011

  556. Lily says:

    Happy New Year!!!

  557. kana says:

    Happy New Years, Karen! Last year wasn’t a very great year for, but I’m still alive and well, so i guess thats all you can ask for. I rang in the new year with my bf playing WoW(world of warcraft) and had to remind him to kiss me. Lol, sad, i know. but this is a fresh new start,so hopefully i will make better and smarter choices!

  558. Erica K says:

    i can only imagine the things i would get with this!
    <3
    Erica K recently posted … ericaWINS- Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a 100 eGift Card from Sephora! http-bitly-eMP6tB

  559. ilene says:

    Happy New Years Karen.

  560. Kathleen says:

    I would buy some new skincare products.

  561. monica says:

    2010 was a very interesting year..lots of bad news and a few good ones…Hoping 2011 brings lots of happiness to my life and family!!!
    monica recently posted … Quote Of The Day

  562. Cindy says:

    Wanted to start the new year with no processed food, instead, we made fudge today

  563. Caitlin says:

    I’m going to say my new year’s resolution will be to start using a concealer on days when I don’t need full coverage, instead of always clogging my pores with a heavy foundation!

  564. Mary Z says:

    My New Years goal is to get my full license so I can drive without any restrictions!

  565. Georgia says:

    I’ll be brave and say that I’m a good kisser! :o) Or, so I’ve been told!

    I stayed home with DH last night, too. It’s so much easier than the LA traffic and part scene.

    Happy New Year!

    xoxo,
    Georgia

  566. Tamara says:

    I hope for continued good health and happiness for my friends and family.

  567. Courtney Vega says:

    Please go to my twitter and see how many times I’ve tweeted about dreaming of a shopping spree or wishing I can go buy things from Sephora period! I wanted to be a MakeUp Artist but my entire Makeup Box full of things I had collected to start was stolen. So if I won I would be singing your praises forever.
    ~Courtney Vega

  568. Hmmm … I have a lot of goals for the new year! But my favorite one is to wear more lipstick. :) Good luck everyone, and happy new year!!!
    Principessa Grassa recently posted … Neutral Territory

  569. Tukta says:

    This would be a new year gift for me which I can share with my mom :)

  570. Caitlin says:

    I tried to think of resolutions that I can actually keep with. One of them is to stay in better touch with my friends that live out of state!

  571. Jen says:

    Take better care of my skin with a clarisonic!

  572. Kylie says:

    Happy New Year Karen!!! Looking forward to another year of great posts:)

  573. Melissa says:

    Happy new year, Karen!

    I graduate college in May of this year. I just hope I get accepted into a graduate program!! I’m applying to six :(

    If I got the giftcard, I’d buy a Fresh SugarPlum lip balm for my mother, she loves mine and asked me to get her one! Then a Guerlain lipstick for myself :)

  574. Sondra says:

    Awwww, happy new year to everyone!!! I hope 2011 brings everyone their biggest hopes, wishes and dreams. Let’s all work hard to accomplish our goals!!

  575. elisabeth says:

    This year is gonna be good. I can feeeeeeeel it!

  576. Emily says:

    I didn’t make resolutions this year…I always end up breaking them. =)

  577. Keener says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’m dying to get my hands on some Bobbi Brown, never tried the brand before and since it’s at Sephora I’m going to be picking up something, just don’t know what.

    2011 should be a great year… or better than 2010 at the very least. Wish you and everyone else on here a very happy and healthy 2011!

  578. Mary Babicki says:

    Last year pretty much blew. This year I am determined to make it better and so far it has started off terriffic! Would love a shopping spree at Sephora!

  579. amy says:

    Oh man… LOVE love sephora =)))) super exciting way to start off the year as well! thanks =)

  580. Maguire says:

    my new year’s resolution, as suggested by my best friend, is to keep my car cleaner. lol!

  581. Chrissy says:

    Started off the new yearjussst right!

  582. Jennifer A. says:

    You have so many great giveaways Karen. Happy New Year!

  583. Lee says:

    I’d like to spend less this year and save more for retirement. :-)

  584. Susan says:

    Feeling a bit roughed up from 2010 and am looking forward to a more peaceful, happier new year for 2011! Happy New Year’s to you, El Hubs and Tabs!

  585. knownever says:

    good to hear you had a nice new year’s eve. i had a quiet one as well.

  586. Mindy D says:

    One of my goals is to definitely try bolder makeup looks! I think i’m a little boring sometimes. :p I would definitely buy some NARS!

  587. smeegal9 says:

    Wow, I can’t believe time is flying by so quickly. We MUST be having fun. Did you notice that today is 1/1/11? How cool is that. So 2011 will be the year I find an eye cream to start using.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  588. Mindy D says:

    One of my goals is to definitely try bolder makeup looks!

  589. Emily Schramm says:

    2011 is going to be the most amazing year for my husband and I! We are havin a baby that is due Aug.3. A sephora gift card would be the cherry on top!!

  590. MG says:

    I hope this year is better than last year! hoping I get a job as well

  591. Hazel says:

    ohhhhhhh my goal is def lose weight FOR SURE THIS YEAR!!! been procastinating it for sooooo long. i also want to be more FIERCE this year! speak up if i have to, be a bitch! i also hope hope hope that my friend and his gf break up bc they’re “stuck” and i wanna kiss him! ahhhhhhh happy new years, karen! <3
    Hazel recently posted … testing

  592. Jeannine says:

    What a great giveaway!
    Jeannine recently posted … My favorite things for 2010

  593. Darlene says:

    I had a great 2010 and I am looking forward to 2011! Great things are coming :)

  594. Bethany says:

    goals….I don’t know, but I’m about ready to fall in love, maybe this is the year? who knows :)

  595. Jacquelyn says:

    It would be so wonderful to start the new year with fresh new sparkly makeup.

  596. Andrea G says:

    My birthday is on the 11th, so the gift card would make for a pretty awesome birthday present! : )

  597. Natalia says:

    Get toned and go back into my singing and dancing roots. And not to be so hot tempered which is just a big no no for me yet so hard to hold down when something begins to bother me, poop. Also to be more outgoing and start to lossen up when i go out and meet new people, its always good to meet new friends =)

  598. peach_ says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I love that you always include international fans!

  599. Jasmine says:

    My new years resolution is to take better care of my skin, mabey this gift card will be a good motivator! haha

  600. Min says:

    Happy New Years Karen! I really enjoy reading your blog! Best wishes to you for the new year. My goal this year is to make more time for my family and not obsess over work. If I won the gift card I would love to celebrate the new year by buying a new fragrance.

  601. Dee says:

    Thanks for the chance and happy new year! What an awesome giveaway – I have my eye on some urban decay shadows :)

  602. Duckses says:

    I’d love to haul the too faced romantic eye palette, and maybe a fragrance. still recovering from the holiday spending so this would be awesome!

  603. jolie says:

    HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! 2011!!!
    only one more year before the world ends dun dun dun 2012!

  604. Jenny says:

    I’ve really been wanting to try stila kajal eyeliner, I would probably get one of those from sephora!

  605. Kathryn says:

    i am going to try and drink more water and organize more, always a goal!!

  606. Maria says:

    Hi!! Although I’m from Peru ( we don’t have sephora here) I Love it!
    Happy New Year! :)

  607. Mai says:

    Happy New Year although I’ll be celebrating it again when February comes around (yay Vietnamese New Year!)
    Mai recently posted … My Ups and Downs for 2010

  608. Janet says:

    One of my new year goals is definitely to eat healthier!

  609. Michelle says:

    I would love to try out some Dior makeup if I won the Sephora giftcard! I am a Chanel-aholic, but have never tried Dior!

  610. Sharee says:

    great prize

  611. Debbie says:

    ♫♪♫♪♫ me, me, me! Pick me! ♪♫♪♫

  612. mzdevil103 says:

    Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to 2011 – I’m getting married in June!!

  613. cherry M says:

    i think new year resolutions are overrated. I find that a change of digit in my yearly calendar maybe a good excuse to think up ways of self improvement but certainly not enough reason to follow through. so years ago i resolved to stop making new year’s resolutions and ironically its the only one that came true. and coz by no way do i think i’m perfect i make up resolutions on birthdays and the start of the semester instead.. on the side note living in a city with a firecracker ban sucks. certainly safer but still kinda sucks.

  614. HanaBerlin says:

    2010 was awesome! Here is to an even better 2011!!!

  615. Stacie says:

    I got a gift card from my parents for Christmas, so if I won the gift card I would drive to Columbus and give it to my favorite Buckeye…… I miss you.

  616. Diana says:

    Goals for 2011?

    Look my best EVERYDAY, eat a whole whack of vegetables, and drink 2L of water a day.

  617. Cindy says:

    Looking forward to another great year! Hoping to eat better and healthier!

  618. Daniela says:

    I had a great 2010….new baby, lost 40 pounds! Now onto another 40 and the year will be great!

  619. Sarah says:

    I want the clarisonic face cleansing brush but can’t afford it, so I would definitely want to use the gist card and scrap around for change to be able to get it lol.

  620. Melissa says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I hope you have a great 2011!

  621. MAUI says:

    Here’s to no regrets, Cheers everyone!!!! Happy New Year all!!!

  622. Millie says:

    Love your blog! Thanks Karen for sharing your makeup and beauty passion with us. Happy New Year!

  623. Steph says:

    Did a massive new year haul! So happy :)

  624. elyse says:

    I love your blog, Karen. Please enter me to win the gift card!

  625. Corinne says:

    I’m so ready to rock 2011! :)

  626. Laura says:

    ooo… I’d wanna try a Laura Mercier foundation

  627. Misha says:

    Thanks for the fun reads, Karen. This blog is brilliant! I would go crazy with Bath & body products at Sephora if I won. Philosophy Cinnamon Buns, I’m looking at you!

  628. mn says:

    Thanks for the great postings (and Tabs pics)- looking forward to all that is to come in 2011.

  629. Madelynn says:

    What a kind giveaway!
    My resolution is to finally get out there and do the freelance makeup work I’ve always wanted to do.

  630. likeramona says:

    I prayed the New Year in at church which was pretty awesome because my husband preached his first sermon at 10:30 pm on 12/31/10 =)

  631. Ann says:

    I had a good time last night, but I had to work this morning and I spent the day pretty hung over. Then I found out I got paid time and a half so it made the work day not quite so bad!

    This is a GREAT giveaway, by the way! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
    Ann recently posted … shark-free waters

  632. Andrea says:

    I REALLY need to win this.

  633. Luisa says:

    Take care of my skin better! Apply for grad school! Be a better teacher!

  634. BeckBeck says:

    My fiance just scared the living heck out of me – he LEAPED off the couch cheering for an interception by his college football team. Does El Hub ever do that sort of thing to you?

  635. Suri says:

    Rawr Happy New Year! Wow if I won this it would be soooo on in Sephora! :)

  636. Gia V. says:

    Hi Karen! It’s the first of January, woW! It feels like 2010 just FLEW by. I’m still trying to get those 2010 New Years resolutions done, it’s hard to think about this year. But they’re always the same anyway. This year, I plan on eating healthier and getting a lot more exercise in (I’m just not feelin’ the flab). But of course, I’m starting this new year the… well Flounder way! I start a new quarter at my college the 5th, so this Monday is my very first (and probably last for a long time to come) FLOUNDER DAY! YAY! In case you’re wondering, Flounder Day is the day you do absolutely nothing but watch movies and eat the food that makes you happy. You don’t do your hair, or change out of your pj’s and (GASP) you don’t do your makeup! It’s crazy, but it’s just what I need to bid farewell to my two month vacay from college work :D Well, hope you had a good first day of the new year!!

  637. Robyn says:

    Well I was just on sephora’s website making a birthday wish list, this would allow me to buy everything I want!!
    Xoxo

  638. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My resolutions are to simplify my possessions and my life and to be more intentional about how I spend money!
    Sarah recently posted … reverb 10- december 26 – soul food

  639. Alyssa says:

    This would totally help me finally phase out my old mary kay makeup that’s making me break out and get all new stuff!

  640. charlie says:

    i love sephora!!!! sephora loves my $$ tooooooooooooo!!

  641. Tracey says:

    Hey everybody! Happy new year!!

  642. Emma says:

    helllooo 2011!! :D

  643. Chalyn says:

    My wish for 2011 is to spend less time working and more time having fun. Life can be way to stressful and its crazy easy to get caught up in it. You know the saying All work and no play…..:p

  644. Hana says:

    I’m dying to try out some Givenchy lipsticks! Happy New Year :)

  645. Mendy says:

    Happy New Year!! I am looking so forward to 2011. I just started a brand new job after being laid off all year in 2010. So good riddance 2010!! I am starting a new chapter in life this year. I have set a few small goals. One is to take more pictures, I’ve kinda gotten out of the habit. Another is to take more time for me. With a hubby, 3 kids, and a dog…I don’t have much me time. :)

    What a very nice giveaway. Wishing you all the very best in 2011 :)

  646. Museumgal says:

    Happy New Year Karen and Tabs!

    I am hoping 2011 is as good as 2010 was ( I got engaged!), although so far I have been sick in bed all weekend.

    I would used the giftcard to stock up on goodies from my favorite brands, Korres, Urban Decay and MUFE.

  647. Shannon says:

    I’m so excited for 2011!!! :)

  648. Julia says:

    The beginning of this year is filled with some uncertainty for me. I just left my job and don’t have another lined up yet. On the other, I quit my job in order to move to another state with my wonderful fiancée!

  649. Paivi says:

    May joy and peace surround you,
    Contentment latch your door,
    And happiness be with you now,
    And bless you evermore.

  650. Thao says:

    New years fireworks are awesome! Your blog is awesome Karin :D

  651. Tana says:

    Happy 2011 K-Dawg!
    This year, I need you to do these for me:
    -Tell El Hub & T-Money to have a great year & Eat a nutella sandwich for me!

  652. Litupwicked says:

    Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy new year!

  653. Anna says:

    My new favorite lipgloss is lancome juicy tube in tickled pink. Yay for no shimmer lipgloss!

  654. Grace says:

    2010 brought a lot change for me. I look forward to 2011

  655. Alex says:

    This would be a great way to start off the new year!
    Alex recently posted … She Aint Messing With No Broke Nigga

  656. Barb says:

    I want to get into shape in 2011 and have a year filled with love/happiness with my wonderful husband!

  657. misskimmm says:

    i AM a good kisser, but i’m a BETTER belly farter! beauty tip: do NOT put on moisturizer, then belly fart your cat. just don’t.

  658. Jane says:

    got 3 new year’s kisses last night :)

  659. Ninjagato says:

    My cat was my midnight kiss.
    Oh what a thrilling life I lead!
    Ninjagato recently posted … 220-365 Days of Eyeshadow

  660. Stephanie says:

    oh i love i love i love!!!

  661. Tish says:

    MAC’s Pecocky Collection has got me mad! I want to buy everything (well, almost but not quite) but I gotta be practical. It’s a pain narrowing down the list to a few items!

    Happy New Year to you and and Tabs, and El Hub as well :)

  662. alicia says:

    2010 was a horrible year for me, and I will spare the details because it’s all about 2011 now. My plans are to take the reigns back in my life, and to trust myself. The giftcard would come in so handy to purchase the new boscia face mask, a deep conditioner, and a soothing shower gel from philosophy to take away the effects that last year had on my skin. Let’s fake toast to a great year!

  663. Trista says:

    It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want. sigh…

  664. PAULA says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START OFF 2011 WITH A SEPHORA GIFT CARD.

  665. Amy says:

    A goal for 2011 is to get more fit and healthier!

  666. Cara says:

    This New Year I played games with my brothers all night. I had more fun doing that then I have had in the past going out and partying!

  667. Kimberly says:

    I’m looking forward to the new year! :) I’m tentatively moving back to the great state of California to be with the love of my life.

  668. Mahika says:

    wow! This makes me 661! Competition is tough! :P

  669. Deanna G. says:

    Count me in please! :)

  670. Christine says:

    I would buy some urban decay products if I won :)

  671. Audrey says:

    With a $100 gift card from Sephora I honestly would be lost. There would be so many possibilities! I would probably take my best friend out shopping, and have fun. (And get the little essentials I’ve been needing). The nearest Sephora to me is 2 hours away, so it’s always a special treat when I get the chance to go (and actually afford to get something!). Thanks for the chance to win!

  672. Katrina says:

    Happy New Year Karen! We partied it up and I looked FAB. Too bad I spilled champagne on my dress, hah! And my husband sent a drunk text to my contacts list from my cell phone at 1am that said “Gappy xew xearp!” …Yup.

  673. evilshedevil says:

    Oh, I have a full cart in several online webshops waiting to be checked out but I have maximized my vanity funds in 2010, so I really hope to win this .
    evilshedevil recently posted … giveaway 2

  674. Tbea says:

    Here’s to a hope-filled 2011! My goal is exercise. With $100 at Sephora, I’d get the Givenchy lipstick they used in their catalog (and a few other things!) :)

  675. Kristi says:

    2010 was tough. I lost my best friend, but it’s been bittersweet. One of those “It sucked so bad but I’m surprisingly better off now..” moments. Looking forward to a fresh start in 2011!

  676. Lindsay says:

    Your skincare post has inspired me to re-think my skincare routine. So I would seriously love $100 to spend at Sephora! Happy New Year Karen. :)

  677. Apple says:

    Hi Karen, if I win this $100 e-gift card to Sephora, it will be the best way to jumpstart my 2011 and get some skincare and nice lipsticks. :)

  678. Sabrina says:

    Not only would I treat myself to new 2011 goodies, but I would give my sweet boyfriend the skincare set that I didn’t give him for Christmas. :) Happy New Year!!

  679. Chanel says:

    My new year’s resolution is to take care of me and make sure that I am happy. I spend so much time trying to make everyone else happy and I often neglect my own happiness.
    Chanel recently posted … As the clock winds down

  680. Erin says:

    Happy new year! I’m wising for a year full of love and makeup!

  681. Emily says:

    2011 will be a great year. My goal is to make it to the gym more often despite the weather!

  682. Connie says:

    2011 wOOoOhOOOO!

  683. K says:

    in 2010 i started noticing my first fine lines :(

    in 2011, i hope to be rid of them! :D

  684. Sandra Mendez says:

    In those last 10 seconds of 2010, I had mini flashbacks of the year that passed. It was a good year. So, 2011, be better!!

  685. Ann says:

    I used to be addicted to Sephora, and have been very good about not spending money there, so I think this e-Card would be a well earned prize for my discipline. :)

  686. Chelsea says:

    Happy New Year Karen and Tabs! Love both of you and I look forward to another year of reading your great blog! <3

  687. Carolina says:

    Happy New Year! I am a broke college student who NEEDS THIS GIFT CARD LIKE I NEED AIR.

  688. Mandy says:

    With my resolutions to spend way less money, the only way I will see sephora in a while will be through earning my checkpoints toward a gift card.

  689. eRiN says:

    WHOA!!! This would rock my wo0rld, I’d finally get to try some products I really can’t afford, and maybe a new perfume too :D

  690. saku says:

    Trying to finish college this year, I hope. And eating better. Happy new year.

  691. Sheila says:

    2011 will be a great year!

  692. Thais says:

    Happy 2011!!!
    I want to get healthy this year.

  693. Kelly Henault says:

    2010 was an amazing year for me. I had my first baby in May, Kylie <3 and got engaged to my Army man hero! I will miss 2010 but am so excited to watch my little one grow along with me :)

  694. Rachel says:

    i hate to say it but im glad that school is starting again.

  695. BeautyMaven says:

    Happy 2011! May the pieces come together.

  696. Shante C says:

    love your blog! go girl!

  697. loofah says:

    Happy new year! I would be so thrilled if I got this giftcard!

  698. pluvk says:

    My new year resolutions used to be the usual: be happy, lose weight. The last couple of years I made it a little more fun! My last year’s resolution was to cooke ONE dish better than my husband (he’s an awesome cook). While I didn’t actually accomplish this one (he’s too good!!), I ended up learning how to make several NEW dishes in the process! Now I can make noodles, summer rolls, fancy salads, etc.
    This year, well… I’m planning to try parasailing and stand-up paddling. I want to start being more sustainable, and find create ways to save money. (Got a bread machine for xmas!) My husband and I have also been wanting to start a business together. Hopefully 2011 will be our year!

  699. Shereen says:

    My goal for 2011 is to save! I’m living off student loans for the next year and a half and need to prepare myself for the debt I have accrued once I graduate.

  700. Allison says:

    one word…Clarisonic!!!!!!!

    I need one!!!! Happy New Year.

  701. Margherita says:

    It would mean the world to win this! God I hope I do! :)

  702. Meredith says:

    sephora is my favorite! if only they carried MAC as well as all the other brands they have, because I’m digging the Cham Pale collection… Happy New Year, Karen! :)

  703. Ailyn says:

    One of my resolutions this year is to catch up on my reading! I want to be a writer one day, and with me home for Christmas break, this will give me the perfect opportunity to read some of the books I want.

  704. anythingreen says:

    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to wear more lipstick. If I had a lovely Sephora gift card, then my task would be a lot easier (wink, wink!).

    Happy New Year :)

  705. Rozae says:

    The possibilities of buying the stuff I want now rather than saving for it later in the year is a great way to start the year right, in my book! Thnks Karen for the great gift.

  706. Kailey says:

    Happy new year! I hope MBB only grows better from here :D

  707. AshBash says:

    i was not too pleased with last least but im not making any grand expectations for 2011. we’ll just see how it goes. im prepared for it to be GRAND as much as im prepared for it to suck royally.
    AshBash recently posted … Feeling Pretty Lucky WIN IT!!!!

  708. Patti says:

    i love love love your blog! i really hope i win this contest because i really really really need a trip to sephora!

  709. Diane K. says:

    I follow you on twitter and retweeted the message above which can be found on my Twitter page (www.twitter.com/DianeLori) using the following link:
    http://twitter.com/DianeLori/status/21417584561754114

    Thanks for this great giveaway and Happy New Year.

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  710. Erin says:

    Happy new year & blessings to everyone! I’m going to love 2011! I graduate from cosmetology school in early April & plan on finding a job i can love! As well as continuing my much-loved job as a mommy & wife :)

  711. Emily says:

    One of my resolutions is to take better care of my skin :)

  712. Luci says:

    Oooo! What a fun prize! Happy New Year, everyone!

  713. Diane K. says:

    When I walk into Sephora, I always want one of everything. I can walk into a Sephora when they first open, have a long list of chores to accomplish for the day but get so involved playing with all the make up, time stands still until all of a sudden I’m being rushed out of the store because it’s closing time, 10 hours later. It I had $100 to spend at Sephora, it would probably take me days to decide because there isn’t anything in the store that I can think of that I don’t want. But I would lean toward Shiseido and the YSL Limited Edition gorgeous pinkish metallic face powder. You can never go wrong with those 2 companies. Thanks for starting off the year with this great giveaway,

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  714. Jessica says:

    So excited for everything 2011 has to offer!

    Back to school for me! Hello future!

  715. Jordie B says:

    So excited to kick off the New Year…a $100 Sephora gift card would take care of about half of my saved shopping list online!!! ;) Happy New Year to all!!!!
    Jordie B recently posted … Its Been Forever!

  716. Taylor says:

    Ahhh! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
    I have a party to go to Saturday and this could really help me out. I’m wearing a women’s tux, a la Janelle Monae. My makeup has to be on point ;D

    -Tay

  717. Nikki says:

    Oh my God…winning this would be just perfect to kick start the new year!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway and having this fantastic blog!

  718. Sheri says:

    I’d getthe givenchy hot couture perfume. Oh my goodness I loooooooove it!!!

  719. Diane K. says:

    As always, I get confused as to the tweeting and retweeting thing. I already submitted a tweet above and then started thinking I did it wrong so please exclude the wrong entry and count the other as my second entry into this contest. Thanks. The link of my retweet is as follows:
    http://twitter.com/karenmbb/status/21239449308364801

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  720. Diani says:

    Thanks so much!

  721. Liz says:

    winning would be a great way to start off 2011 :)
    happy new year everybody

  722. Kat says:

    So I said, “screw the healthy diet,” and just had an enormous piece of chocolate cake. Hehe.

  723. anna says:

    I would buy benefit coralista, and korres liquid listick set

  724. Morgan says:

    Holy Canoli! I can’t believe another year is done and over! Ugh, I feel old!

  725. Tina says:

    I had a very quiet New Year’s eve. Im travelling and away from my hubby, so I wasnt feeling too festive :(

  726. Nora says:

    Oh, $100 card – if you were in my possession, you would go towards NARS Tzarine duo and Benefit’s Nice Melons eyeshadow. How pleasant you would be, sitting in my wallet! And yes, I would use my excellent kissing skills on you. :)

  727. Emily says:

    2011 is my year to make it happen =) I’m applying to NYU (as a transfer student) this coming fall!

  728. Yuki says:

    Happy January 1st! I went to sleep at 11:55, a particularly bad time, considering the masses of people holding off on their fireworks until midnight.
    Yuki recently posted … Wal-Mart Espionage II

  729. Claudia says:

    Happy New Year!! My resolution for 2011 is to get my degree! :D It’s gonna be a busy 2011 for me.

  730. Liz says:

    i can’t wait for 2011~!

  731. Nicole15 says:

    I’m anxious to start 2011 after going through a very rough personal spot in my life during 2010. I survived a divorce, financial ruins due to it & emotional hardships with my 2 children due to the split…BUT we’re stronger & positive about the next chapter of our lives. Winning this gift card would be an awesome way to spoil myself (for once) as I change focus this year to MY personal happiness. Thanks Karen, for awarding this opportunity. Happy New Year to you, El Hub & Tabs!

  732. Dharti says:

    Ah… 2010 has been interesting and I’m finally growing up :) I learned a lot the last year, about myself. And now I’ve decided that I’m going to call it quits with all toxic relationships this year. Thankfully none are close – they are all people who call themselves my ‘friends’ but I’d rather not be acquainted with them at all because of how much venom they come with.
    This comes with the realization that I do need to, and do really love myself. I’ve started being better about looking good. I’ve always been good about skincare thanks to my mom, but now I take the time to dress up a little to feel good :) I’ve been on a make up buying binge lately! For the first time of my life!!
    And I’m super happy about having discovered the perfect little, cozy and friendly sports cafe near us. I and hubby went there for our NYE – it was a stand up comedy routine featuring 7 regional comedians and there was a buffet and a glass of champagne included – the drinks were mostly regularly priced with some specials. It was such a nice NYE event for us. Laid back yet enjoyable. We’re definitely over the dance the night away scene. This was more our style :)

  733. Valerie says:

    I would purchase with the giftcard would be the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer b/c my face needs to be flawless ALL the time! “:)

  734. Diana K. says:

    Happy 2011 Karen! I hope this year is better than the last :)

  735. Tessa says:

    Just recently found your blog, I love how you refer to your cat as if its a person. I do the same with mine, its hilarious! I’m not really into the spontaneous resolutions (honestly, they never seem to stick longer than a month) but for the last few months I’ve been working hard to keep up with some personal goals and I’ve been doing really well (drink more water, exercise daily etc etc ……) But most recently I’ve been trying to improve my beauty routine and learn new techniques!! Beauty books for christmas!! Thanks for all the knowledge! Happy new year

  736. Lisa says:

    Started off the new year with a hangover. . .but it was worth the fun I had yesterday! Hope 2011 brings joy, peace and love to all.

  737. Kristy says:

    Happy new year! I love your blog and am looking forward to your new posts this year!

  738. izzie says:

    Happy new year!

  739. Jennifer says:

    Happy New Year Karen and Tabs!!!

  740. Jennifer says:

    Happy New Year! Last year my resolution was to stop doing things out of guilt. I’m really happy to say that I’ve done really well….which is amazing, if you knew my mother. :) This year I’m going to stop doing things out of boredom….mindless tv watching, hours of internet surfing…and in particular, shopping. Having said that, I really want this Sephora card!! :)

  741. Cin cin says:

    Im entering 2011 with many blessings n i want to become a better person n control my stressors in a positive manner…keep working out n stop indulging in the sweets department n manage a healthy skin care routine i can stick wit
    ps karen been a pleasure reading your blog alll year round n i love the tab stories…hoping for a better year n new makeup reviews

  742. Tavi says:

    My goal for the New Year would be to stop worrying and enjoy life!

  743. hanh nguyen says:

    Happy New Year!!!! Love the giveaway!!! I would love to stock up some of the makeup that I could not get in 2010. This would start out the New Year for anyone who win it!!! Thanks!!!!

  744. Alison says:

    What a generous giveaway! Happy new year!

  745. Tiffany S. says:

    Happy New Year!!!

  746. henri says:

    2010 was a heck of a rollercoaster ride. Graduating from college, passing my board exams, finding happiness, and losing it so quickly– I grew up a lot this year! Cheers to a better year for 2011! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog, and may you have a great year too, Karen! :)

  747. Barbara says:

    Happy New Year!! Thanks for the chance to win. I would use the gift card to buy Hello Kitty stuff coming out soon!!

  748. Kim says:

    I want to try a ballet class this year! I’m signing up this week!

  749. Tahnee says:

    Hope 2011 is the best year yet for you!

  750. Jess says:

    Hope I win – then I’d be able to get lots of little things that I’ve been wanting to get but my budget won’t allow for!!

  751. lia says:

    yay! happy new year! I’m so excited for 2011, a little apprehensive because I’ll be graduating and don’t have a job yet! Thank got there’s still time to get one :)

  752. Cristina says:

    Thanks to Karen and Tabs for enabling my makeup obsession :) Looking forward to another year of great beauty finds!

  753. Calisara says:

    Happy 4 1-1 (1-1-11)!

  754. Claudia Kortstam says:

    Hi Karen,
    In my head i used the 100$ already :):)
    Succes everyone !

    Xx From Holland

  755. Myr says:

    Happy New Year!
    I’m hoping to consume less soda this year. :)

  756. Sara R. says:

    Awesome contest! There are so many things I want from Sephora right now…

  757. Jennifer says:

    Happy new year! That sephora gift card would be a great way to start the new year with new makeup!

  758. Jen says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    My next purchase will be the Kinerase Hydrating Antioxidant Mist!

  759. Vanessa says:

    2011 is going to be a great year. I need to whip myself back into shape. ^_^

  760. Nina says:

    I can’t wait for a great year this 2011!!

  761. mrsshukra says:

    Nice and quiet tonight!

  762. Karen says:

    happy new years !! :D

  763. Jules says:

    Happy new year to you and tabs! thanks for your posts, checking back really keeps me going through my day :)
    as for new years goals…perhaps make it to my 7:30 AM embryology class a tad more often…oops!
    hoping to win this, i already have a full sephora cart!

  764. Simona says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  765. Kristi says:

    Happy New Year Karen! I would love to win the gift card, I would probably spend it on something that I normally couldn’t afford like a ysl lipstick or Dior eyeshadow or something….

  766. karen says:

    happy new years! i’m a long time lurker, first time commenter! you really help me decide on what makeup to splurge on!

    in the new year, i hope to get straight a’s in school and make the deans list!! :)

  767. Rebecca Fiore says:

    Thx. Karen — what a way to start off a new year!

  768. Tina says:

    what wouldn’t i buy with a sephora gift card!!! I have already made a list!!! but I think if I buy anymore make up or accessories, my soon to be husband may divorce me before he marries me! LOL…. but if i win this gift card then he can’t say anything about it at all!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  769. Erin says:

    What I would buy with that gift card:

    1. UD 24/7 liner in zero – never tried it!
    2. MUFE HD foundation – once again, want to try it!
    3. Bare Minerals – sigh, never tried it either.
    4. Sephore anti-shine smoothing primer, it has good reviews, and it’s cheap!
    5. Amazing Cosmetics concealer – if I wouldn’t have enough money, the UD liner can go. ;)

  770. Kristen says:

    For New Years, I spent the night at a friends, sipping Cosmos and playing pool with his family and friends. When midnight rolled over, we went out to the balcony to watch the fireworks while we listened to the bell drop on NBC.

    Pretty rad. :) Glad you had a great New Years, Karen!

  771. Kristen says:

    I want to be more outgoing and get more involved with school

  772. Laura says:

    Yo Karen-
    I so want your job! Happy New Year!!!

  773. Sal says:

    I’ve been told I’m a fabulous kisser :]

  774. lun says:

    If I win a $100 eGift card for Sephora, I’d pick up some of the Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks from MUFE. I have my eyes on 29, 34, and 43. I’d also pick up one of the new YSL Rouge Pur lipsticks :) I’d have a hard time choosing between 6, 7, and 9 though…

  775. Briana says:

    I remember finding this blog in 2010 and after reading one post I had to subcribe. 2010 was a great year, I have turned this hobby if mine into a dream. Now that it’s 2011, I will work hard to fulfill my dreams of becoming an Esthetician and make myself known in the Beauty Industry.
    Briana recently posted … bee-are-eye- Lol yep @shay-nkia

  776. Stacy says:

    Happy new year! 2011 yea!

  777. Ariana says:

    Happy New Years to you, Tabs, and your husband! Thank you for everything you do for us makeup addicts.

  778. mandy says:

    Since 2010 did not end on a positive note, I’m hoping to get fit, finish my Masters, and find some happy/healthy/fun times in 2011 :) Sephora’s my favorite store so I have a list of things in mind….Happy New Year to you!

  779. Brianna says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to get healthy and write more!

  780. laura says:

    yay! new year! my nye was rather low key and quiet. it’s become a trend in recent years.
    laura recently posted … In the vicinity of Eleven

  781. Jennifer Baker says:

    I was out of a job as of September 2010, but I finished up my bachelors, so that’s a blessing. Goals for 2011, to be more spiritual, conscious and giving, grow my jewelry business and stay “Fancy” always. So, I would buy Lancome, Illamasqua, and benefit bella bamba! Happy New Year!

  782. victoria says:

    I love your blog and Tabs! Hope you have a happy new year!
    As for a resolution, I’d say no more procrastination for me and to start running like I did my senior year of track.

  783. Nazia says:

    Happy New Year!

  784. Mary says:

    Happy New Year to all,

    My personal goal for 2011 is to be a better person in general. I hope to be a better mother, better wife, and positive person!!

  785. attilathehoney says:

    Well, I am a pretty good kisser but that’s neither here nor there ;). If I won the card I’d use it to get some travel essentials for the trip I’m taking to see my beloved next month. Ooh and maybe some of those Tarte aqua-gel eyeliners that I’m obsessed with right now. They’re so creamy and wonderful!

    Love the blog, by the way, you crack me up!

  786. Anhchi Nguyen says:

    My goals will be more focused on my schoolwork and to stay healthy.

  787. Nicole says:

    I personally hope 2011 is way more rockin’ than 2010! Anyway, love your blog, you do a great job, and I also really enjoy Tabs. At the risk of pumping up his ego, he is a very handsome tabby!

  788. Alyssa says:

    2010 was a very annoyingly miserable year, mostly because I did such an EXCELLENT job of feeling sorry for myself :(

    I promise 2011 will be completely different! No more comparing myself to others (i.e, about how two of my best girlfriends and my sister all got married this year while I’m pushing 30 and STILL single, about how one of my coworkers who makes less than me recently purchased a house AND a BMW (still haven’t figured out how she managed that), about how people are having babies left and right (while I’m pushing 30 and STILL single)…yada, yada, yada! But no more!!!!! 2011 will be a year of self-care (totally stole that from one of my yoga teachers) and appreciating myself for what I have right in front of me.

    2011 will be a year of just simply being me!

  789. diana says:

    karen you are absolutely incredible! beauty and brains= a great blog :) thanks so much for the chance to win such an awesome prize :)

  790. Millicent says:

    Great contest! I’d love to win…and buy what Santa forgot!

  791. Pretty in Pink says:

    Sooooo excited about 2011!!!!This is my Year :)

  792. Ms. E says:

    I’d get some mascara and then something new!

  793. JessL says:

    fantastic giveaway. Thanks!

  794. Melodyy says:

    Happy New Year (:
    this giveaway is awesome !

  795. Sun says:

    I would give this giftcard to my mom to help her update her makeup. Her collection falls into two categories: miraculous workhorse or disappointing impulse buys. I want to replace her impulse buys with items that got consistent great reviews from here and other blogs.

  796. JayCee says:

    What a fabulous way to ring in the new year!

  797. Suzanne R. says:

    2010 just flew by for me. I made a few great beauty finds….argan oil being the one I liked most….and am looking forward to more great finds in 2011!

  798. Rocio says:

    Happy New Year everyone! Graduated from my university this year, and after a rough start, looking forward to what is in store for me! I hope for a new year full of love, prosperity, and fabulous makeup and skin care for all!

  799. Lucy Gubbins says:

    Thanks for this amazing opportunity! My paws are crossed :}

  800. Iviose says:

    Wow! This is incredible! Thanks so much for making this possible! Happy New Year!

  801. Polarbelle says:

    I would lend you my son to help with chores around the house for a Sephora gift card. I’m afraid I would want him back, tho, cuz we’re pretty close. Have a great new year.

    Am I the only person who didn’t realize that today was 1-1-11? No wonder so many people were getting married today.

  802. Girl says:

    ^^^^ Good luck to those people, you need more than numbers to make it work…..

    That gift card is mine!

    http://www.estrogenexplosion.com