Two Ways to Win a 47-Piece Tarte Jewelry Box Palette

Published in: Just For Fun

WINNER: Valentine. πŸ™‚


Now this is the way to up-sell a girl like me — include a pretty piece of costume jewelry with your makeup palette, your cereal, your car battery, your [INSERT PRACTICALLY ANYTHING HERE].

The Tarte Jewelry Box Palette ($52), a Sephora exclusive, comes with 32 powder eyeshadows, eight lipglosses, a mineral bronzer, a shimmery highlighting powder, five long-wearing eye pencils and this stylin’ gold necklace to take you from day wear to diva in the blink of a blended eye.

I hope you’re ready for another giveaway, because today’s is about to start. πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

  • One (1) Tarte Jewelry Box Palette (a $52 value).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all — you could describe your favorite family heirloom, your taste in jewelry or perhaps your outlook on socks.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to win a Tarte Jewelry Box Palette (a $52 value)

  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


WINNER: Valentine. πŸ™‚


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So far, 437 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Erin says:

    I’m a total make-up junkie/hoarder!!

  2. Heather says:

    This kit looks awesome! I’ve been so curious about Tarte cosmetics!

  3. Citrine says:

    I am not sure if it has anything to do with “taste” but anyway, I have been loving wearing jade recently…
    Citrine recently posted … Essence Silky Touch Blush – The Secret It Girl

  4. Perri says:

    I just got a kitten (scottish fold) and my mom got a cat (cornish rex). It is so nice having cats again!!
    My kitten’s name is Fattoush and the cornish’s name is Chicken Minky or just Chickie.

    also, I’m a makeup addict!! This tarte set is amazing.

  5. Nazih says:

    Great giveaway Karen, once again!

    I just had mini turkey dinner roll sandwiches πŸ™‚

  6. Brooke says:

    What a gorgeous prize. I’d love to win it! My favorite heirloom jewelry wise is a diamond and cameo ring my great grandma brought over from Ireland. I rarely wear it, but it is one of my most prized possessions.

  7. Brooke says:

    I DIE for this!! We have started hanging out christmas lights today! Is it too early?! Our neighbours look at us like we are crazy!

  8. Audrey says:

    My outlook on socks-i love wearing them, except when they get old and gross. i wear them to sleep, but not in the summer or when i have a fever. i wish i could afford to buy cashmere socks!

  9. Katherine says:

    Ooh la la! So pretty! I would love to win this!

    And also, my husband and I made grilled zucchini, homemade pesto, and mozzarella paninis for lunch and it was amaaaazing!

  10. angela says:

    are there any palettes with a creme or gel blush? anything-but-powder blushes are my new obsession…

  11. evo says:

    I’m glad it’s not raining (yet) in vancouver. Going to see if I can resist buyig jewellery at a local show

  12. Ale says:

    I would love to win this set, so pretty!
    It is freezing cold these days in Alberta, nothing like some color to brighten up the day.

  13. Susan Guerra says:

    I love vintage jewelry, it’s so elegant and timeless, but since I’m in college I usually skip jewelry altogether πŸ™ Takes too much time to put on yo!

  14. Curlykye says:

    Pepsi soothes the soul πŸ™‚

    And why do socks feel like they are suffocating my toes & feet?!

  15. Katya says:

    Wow that’s a lot of colors! I would love to win that!

    My favorite thanksgiving food is stuffing πŸ˜›

  16. Today I ran a 12K πŸ™‚ And didn’t die! And there was hot buttered rum for finishers!
    Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex recently posted … Run like hell and get the agony over with

  17. Anh says:

    This set makes me drool, just as all the pumpkin flavored goodies that are on sale this holiday season! I love this time of year, even though I have finals to get through before I can engage in holiday merriment. =/
    Anh recently posted … my 25th

  18. Vanessa says:

    Ohhh, shiny! Loving the pretty box πŸ™‚

  19. Tarren Roberts says:

    Ahhh I really want this! What an awesome deal for 52$! 32 shadows?!?! and aren’t they all natural /organic, too? No wonder this is a top seller =)

  20. Mary says:

    My favorite family heirloom is a pair of bee clip-on earrings that my grandmother had gotten as a teenager, then my mom’s sister’s wore them before passing them on to me πŸ™‚

  21. Yashiyama says:

    Oh wow, those colors look so pretty! And the box is so cute. <3
    I love that it has pencils, ahhhh want!

  22. seton says:

    I love the tarte powder

  23. Tahnee says:

    watching Elf!! “It’s just like Santa’s workshop, except it smells like mushrooms and everybody looks like they want to hurt me.” :o)

  24. Molly says:

    Your giveaways are always insatiably drool worthy. Even my kitty Sunshine was transfixed by the shiny gold box….

  25. Fieran says:

    This is gorgeous! πŸ™‚
    Fieran recently posted … Food and More Food

  26. HanaBerlin says:

    I started writing my new years resolutions! I have 8 so far. I’m trying to keep it somewhat short this year.

  27. Heather says:

    I would love this palette…it would be perfect for holiday makeup!!!

  28. Sarah J. says:

    Im interested in chains nowdays, while I used to have these pendants all over my neck, haha. My taste on jewelry or fashion or anything basically keep changing, so I’m fortunate to have variety things πŸ™‚

  29. Kathryn says:

    I find socks very frustrating, I like cute socks but I have size 10 feet. Even when socks say they go up to size 10 they are not long enough and I get holes in the heels very quickly πŸ™

  30. Elisa says:

    I went shopping and bought some nice cashmere and leather gloves to keep toasty. The holiday lights are up already and xmas can’t come fast enough!

  31. Joyce says:

    I’m totally loving everything organic right now . . . just got the Boscia skincare line and it’s been great!

  32. Karen says:

    i love to wear long fuzzy socks with my boots when the weather is getting colder (:

  33. Christina says:

    I didn’t buy much on Black Friday – just picked up a few presents for people! Did do a number at the ON sale on basics yesterday though.

  34. Ashley says:

    I’m craving turkey and makeup. What an odd combo eh?
    Ashley recently posted … EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Honeysuckle Honeydew and Summer Fruit – Review

  35. Shirley says:

    Toesocks give me the creeps! Lol

  36. Jasslyn Saffold says:

    I love a good pair of socks, especially toe socks. Socks should not have to just be white or black , they should have a whole bunch of colors . I actually bought a really good pair of fuzzy socks from old navy

  37. Sarah B. says:

    I put up Christmas decorations today!

  38. Audrey says:

    Now that it’s sock season again, I’ve been busting out my fave socks from Gap. I like to get colorful ones with cute patterns πŸ˜€

  39. Nalini R. says:

    Awesome giveaway! I am sooooo into pearls right now….

  40. chanel says:

    We don’t have very many family heirlooms but one I cherish is a blanket made by my great great grandmother.

  41. Amber L. says:

    We are currently sitting at home watching the blizzard…perfect for cuddling by the fire with some hot chocolate!

  42. Crissy says:

    I’m not looking forward to work tomorrow, but at least I get to leave early!

  43. Shannon Leta says:

    Awesome! I was just in Sephora the other day and saw this. Honestly, a tool set could come on the inside of this thing and I’d still be interested because of the packaging. Gold + pretty jewelry makes me googley-eyed and sells me instantly. Thanks for hosting this contest!

  44. pfefi says:

    I am anti-socks! I don’t wear them (or shoes that need them) unless I have to. The warm weather helps.

  45. anna says:

    my 2 year old just helped me make cookies. it was so precious, my husband took lots of pictures

  46. Kaitie Tee says:

    I love how I can wear sequins during the holidays without looking like I’m trying to dress too young for my age.

  47. mel says:

    That’s an awesome giveaway :} and definitely not looking forward to go back to work 2morrow :/
    Been enjoying 4 days off too much hehe

  48. Neela says:

    Boyfriend is out playing cards and I’m here bored on my day off. πŸ™ We had to replace the car’s battery this morning too. ugh.

  49. Appu says:

    Great giveaway! The packaging of this palette is to die for πŸ™‚
    Appu recently posted … CVS 75 off LOreal haul

  50. Iben says:

    I went to play paintball yesterday and it was way fun! I definitely recommend it! πŸ™‚

  51. Bruna Louise says:

    i’m in love with tarte products for holiday!

  52. BeckBeck says:

    LOL at T-money and K-dawg!

  53. Joan says:

    I am a jewelry nut…old, new, silver, gold, I love it all!
    My most prized jewelry possession (besides my wedding rings) is an old gold snake ringl which my grandfather had brought over from Germany when he immigrated in the 1930’s. Grandpa gave me this ring when I was 11. One day the turquoise which was set into the snake’s head fell out . Then one day the ring itself was mysteriously lost! I was horrified and didn’t want to tell my parents I had lost Grandpa’s snake ring! But it turns out my sneaky parents had taken the ring to the jewelers to have it fitted with a diamond to replace the lost turquoise. Boy, did they laugh when they presented the ring to me on my birthday and saw the relief on my face!

  54. Sara says:

    I’d love to try Tarte πŸ™‚

  55. stephanie prince says:

    Thanks for this great contest! Love it. My precious fashion items are my grandmas vintage jewlery that she gave me when i was little. I get to cherish and wear now and i love each piece. Surprisingly i kept all pirces in great condition.

  56. Jenn says:

    Last night, I made sushi with Thanksgiving leftovers, LOL. But it was delish! πŸ™‚

  57. Kimber Y. says:

    I’ve been lemming this palette for a while! It would look gorgeous sitting on my vanity ^_^ I think Tarte doesn’t get enough love. I absolutely love their eyelash curler – do I dare say it’s better than my Shu Uemura?! Is that a tad blasphemous? =X

  58. Michelle says:

    My outlook on socks (LOL!) — I love flip flops in the summer, but during the winter socks are a must! πŸ˜‰

  59. Solangel says:

    Karen, thank you so much for giving us poor makeup addicts these opportunities πŸ˜€ What’s your favorite kind of jewelry? I’m partial to anything silver myself. And I feel nekkid without earrings on!

  60. Quynh says:

    Thank you so much for doing great giveaways like this for the holiday season! I really enjoy your blog; it never ceases to entertain and educate my makeup sense.

  61. Yao says:

    I can’t believe the holiday weekend’s ending already. πŸ™

  62. Katrina says:

    That prize looks incredible!!!

  63. Danielle F. says:

    What a beautiful palette! Great giveaway just in time for Christmas! The necklace looks lovely!

  64. Christine says:

    I am in love with the Glee Christmas album! It’s been on repeat for days now and helps to remind me that the Christmas holidays are coming. Only two weeks left of final projects and classes. I can do this!

  65. Anne W says:

    Am happy to be home today and relaxing with my family.

  66. Marian says:

    I just ate a pomegranate. I haven’t had one in many years. My hubby says they’re not worth the work. lol

  67. Coral says:

    I sometimes wonder if I have an addiction to palettes, but then I buy another one. It doesn’t really come into mind till I see my multitude of palettes at home. I can’t help myself when I see all the pretty colors together!

  68. Jane says:

    So pretty – I’ve been reading this blog for quite a while. πŸ™‚ I’ve only got into make up recently though ^^

    So pretty though

  69. Bea says:

    I’d love to win this for my 17 year old niece! She and her brothers are in a band which is taking off so am sure she could use it for performances, photo shoots etc.

  70. Moni says:

    I’ve just spend a perfect weekend. Super lazy days, lounging around the fire, with warm socks, lots of tea and apple pie in the oven. It’s been bliss and I feel now ready to start the last month of the year and make the most of it. Lots of love!

  71. Nicki says:

    I really need to start looking into somewhere to store all the makeup I’ve purchased lately. My current system is not working. πŸ™‚

  72. Mallory says:

    OOO I want this so badly! They ran out at my Sephora and I’d hate to buy it online because I’m afraid it will get damaged. What a fantastic giveaway! πŸ™‚

  73. Tukta says:

    It’s Monday morning at 5.12 AM and I wake up to get ready to work

    Can’t wait to Friday again Ha Ha Ha

  74. Amie F says:

    What a great makeup palette. Would a nice Christmas gift!

  75. toni says:

    this giveaway is such a gorgeous i wish i could win this one.

  76. J says:

    That necklace looks gorgeous!

  77. paige says:

    i just found a ring from james avery jewelry in my boyfriend’s closet and it has a peridot in it – my favorite stone and color! :]

  78. Yuliya says:

    Ahh what an exciting giveaway! Thank you =]

    I’m so saddened that my 4-day weeked is over! back to school and in two weeks, finals! Happy thoughts!!

  79. martan says:

    great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. Stacey says:

    I love this tarte pallet!

  81. Debbie says:

    I love my new(ish) jewelry box from TJ Maxx! It keeps all of my jewelry in one place and it’s easy to find everything when I need it

  82. JustMe says:

    This year we decides to not buy presents each other, but to make a donation all together πŸ™‚
    JustMe recently posted … Blogger – Adventskalender

  83. Erinn says:

    i have been loving gray-brown nails lately … sooo sublte yet sexy in a way =)

  84. Tran says:

    I love socks! My feet are constantly cold so they help out a lot hehe

  85. Ann says:

    Ooh, shiny & pretty! I love it.

  86. Caitlyn says:

    This is at the tippy top of my Christmas list! Soooooo many colors….*drools*

  87. Shirley says:

    I love tarte! The colors are so pretty in this set!

  88. Elena says:

    I personally believe that socks are the most vital part of today’s society.

  89. Wendy says:

    I think socks will be super important for this holiday season. Everyone will be wearing it due to the La Nina effect bringing a super cold front to the western side.

  90. Atifa says:

    I LOVE cute socks. I collect them. My favourites– two pairs of children’s spongebob socks with little spongebob-head pompoms at the back… one is holiday themed! I also have a pair of red ones with giraffes on them that my beautiful mom bought me because she knows I love the colour red, and that I love giraffes. πŸ™‚

  91. noemii says:

    Three more weeks exactly left in the semester and then i get to go back to my little demons. I miss them soooooooo much.
    Oh, and i adore socks. i even wear thin ones with flats. But i really hate sleeping with them on! I can’t do it.

  92. Meg says:

    I just mixed pom juice with apple cider…so yummy!

  93. Paige Michelle says:

    This set looks fabulous!

  94. Jillian says:

    This kit is gorgeous! I would love to win it!

  95. Kimberly says:

    LOVE this!! I saw it at sephora today and was so tempted to buy it, but I had already spent too much πŸ™

  96. Tiffany S. says:

    I’m anti-socks unless it’s winter!

  97. Marie says:

    That bronzer looks amazing!

  98. Elizabeth says:

    I love this palette, it looks amazing!

  99. Carmina says:

    Sitting in my pj’s, sipping my morning coffee and distracting myself from the Koreas tension (currently living in Seoul, South Korea) with your fun blog and this gorgeous palette!

  100. Yuki says:

    Hi there! That palette looks GORGEOUS!

  101. Ashley says:

    I am in love with that palette so I had to comment for a chance to win!
    I had a nice laugh about “my outlook on socks” so i’ll comment on that one. It has FINALLY gotten cold in Alabama, and so I am in love with socks at the moment. However, I don’t want the generic fruit of the loom socks. They need to be fuzzy and fun, with stripes or polka dots. It’s a bonus if they’re knee highs too (yeah, i’m a nerd).

  102. Liz! says:

    Tis the season to host give aways πŸ™‚ That set looks awesome!

  103. Amanda says:

    Woah, another awesome giveaway! Karen, you’re out-doing yourself!

  104. bhumika says:

    awesum giveaway..
    i wud love to win dis…
    followin u on twitter already..tweeted dis….:)
    bhumika recently posted … Got My Goodies

  105. Sonya says:

    What a lovely palette! I love Tarte and their natural products πŸ™‚

  106. aclearcutsign says:

    Socks are great in the winter, especially those that go up to the knee. I pair them with shorts as sleeping attire because I hate it when I’m awakened in the middle of my sleep due to pajama pants/sweatpants rolling up to the knees (how uncomfortable!) and my toes and legs are cold.

  107. Marie says:

    Very nice giveaway, thanks! πŸ™‚
    I cut my finger, and it hurts. πŸ™

  108. Kayann says:

    I love the fold out box! There are ones at Pier 1 that remind me of it! They almost look Indian.

  109. Terri says:

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway Karen πŸ™‚

  110. heather says:

    i just love the idea of a piece of jewelry with makeup! so smart πŸ˜€

  111. Randy Arstein says:

    My wife will need to knit me some socks if i win this for her!

  112. Josie says:

    I just got accepted into UNC Wilmington!!!!

  113. vonnie says:

    i love bold jewelry, statement pieces! think big sparkly rings by Swarovski, they are gorgeous and I try to request them as gifts whenever i can.
    vonnie recently posted … Beauty Blogger Question of the Day- 22-30

  114. Alex says:

    I looovee tart makeup…

  115. Dawn says:

    My favorite heirloom is a gold coin that has been made into a pendant.

  116. Natasha says:

    I love those colors. It’s a good size for a palette too.

  117. Patricia says:

    I would love win this…!

  118. Stephanie says:

    Sqqquuuueee! Oh, I haven’t won, yet. Oh well, I am excited anyway. Happy Holidays!

  119. Sarah says:

    Tarte and Lorac always come up with great giftsets. Love the shadows.

  120. Gigi says:

    I’ve never tried Tarte Cosmetics before and this seems like a nice intro to the brand.

  121. Amanda says:

    I usually stick to silver jewelry but lately I’ve been buying a few gold pieces to change it up a bit. I purchased a necklace with some white coral, a pearl and a pretty light blue/green chalcedony briolette on it last night at a craft fair. πŸ™‚

  122. lo says:

    Wow, this is pretty! My favorite family heirloom is my mom’s antique platinum ring… she actually bought it at an estate sale (so it could have been someone else’s family heirloom!), but she’s had it ever since I could remember.

  123. Cyra says:

    i just painted my nails with three different shades of purple.

  124. Sara says:

    What a great giveaway!! thanks so much! Xoxo!

  125. Agnes says:

    got another weekend filled with studying and praticing for presentation! booo πŸ™ at least i have my fresh fruit juice blended from strawberries, bananas, kiwis and apples πŸ™‚ yumm.. hehe

  126. Rosie says:

    i love charm bracelets! also, this blog!

  127. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    i hope everyone had a good weekend!

  128. annie says:

    this looks pretty~

  129. rainebeaux says:

    I’ve no heirloom jewelry…but I hope to get some Swarovski someday. The socks? I pretty much stick to the whites & a few pair of trousers.

    Barring that, ooh, makeup! I too am a sucker for the upsell! Pretty box with the necklace on top…shiny…*homer drool*

  130. Michelle says:

    I hate socks. I only wear them when it snows and now that it’s starting in Canada I’m starting to bust ’em out but they all have holes in them now. I’m starting to think they have a Fight Club in my drawer over the summer months.

  131. Rachel says:

    my jewelry taste has changed quite a bit though the last couple of years but i still love it all!

  132. Angie says:

    It has been snowing here all day long!! No signs of stopping anytime soon either! I have never seen this much snow in my life!

  133. Rachel says:

    I love me some accessories! Necklaces, earrings, rings…everything! Happy Holidays!

  134. Tina says:

    On socks: I love socks that are just over the knee with boots…you can push ’em down to regular knee-sock length for staid occasions, then pull ’em up to look all sassy afterward.

  135. I think this palette marvelous!
    dafni fernanda zenedin marchioro recently posted … Looks da semana

  136. Alice says:

    Nice palette! I wish it was still Thanksgiving :(. Missing the food and family already!

  137. Nora Jin says:

    Outlook on socks…I don’t like them! I feel like they suffocate my poor little feet. The only time I really wear socks is when I have to wear boots.
    Nora Jin recently posted … Nora-Jin- Congratulations on your 40 year pin Dad!!

  138. izzie says:

    Hello! I’m in the process of making pretty ribbons to go on my mini-light up christmas tree πŸ™‚

  139. May says:

    Can’t wait until Christmas…Happy Holidays dear!

  140. Shannon says:

    Woohoo! I love the giving season πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  141. Tiffany H. says:

    I love classic jewelry like pearl studs. I love Tiffany’s sterling silver jewelry.
    Tiffany H. recently posted … Manicure Mondays-Sonia Kashuk Smoke &amp Mirrors

  142. shyniz says:

    I would like to buy in the near future a gold necklace with a hand of Fatma. I’ve had several and each time I have unfortunately lost
    i am apologize for my english

  143. Mary Cris says:

    i wish sephora would have a branch here in the Philippines!

  144. Marisa says:

    Thanks for such a great giveaway! I love your blog :).

  145. Mandy says:

    Right this minute I’m watching some friends show me how they’re double jointed — I’m so jealous… And we’re gossiping as well, girl time is the best!
    That palette looks awesome, I’m drooling :D, it will be amazing if I can win!!!!! Good luck everyone πŸ™‚

  146. Shelly Woodburn says:

    I just got a new MAC lipstick (creme de nude) to use with my new Buxom Lips in Celeste that I saw in a makeup tut-ahhhhh, I just LOVE makeup!!!!!! Nothing cheers me up more-hahaha!!! And I am LOVING your blog girl-my newest addiction!!!

  147. Just C says:

    I’ve been wanting this Tarte palette since I first saw it on Sephora but I had to choose my purchases wisely during F&F so I had to forgo the purchase.

    My style in jewelry is very eclectic. I love mixing new with vintage (true vintage not just old pieces of “junk”). I sometimes have a tendency to go heavy on the accessories but in a tasteful, non bag lady or Olsen twin kind of way.

  148. yiota says:

    I have always wanted to celebrate thanksgiving.. but we dont! loll

  149. MJ says:

    ohhh…..I love this, it’s so pretty

  150. Soo says:

    I just had delicious pork belly at The Publican (my first visit) and came home to see this lovely giveaway!
    Soo recently posted … w1

  151. Julia says:

    Um, I guess my most precious heirlooms are the wedding rings my mother gave me. They were the first set that my father gave to her when they were married. She gave them to me when my dad bought her rings with bigger diamonds a few years ago. I’m getting married in February, and I heard that some brides have things that are important to them sewn into the hem of their wedding dress. So I might have the rings sewn into the hem of my dress, and then they could be my “something old.”

  152. Alex says:

    I’ve never tried Tarte eyeshadows but their tinted chap sticks and eyeliner failed me.
    Alex recently posted … Celebs Liiikee BL Mood

  153. LC says:

    I’m definitely a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, but sometimes I wonder if I should spice it up some more. A nice chunky necklace, like the one that adorns the top of the Tarte makeup box, might be my next purchase! =)

  154. blusher12 says:

    The Tarte Jewelry Box Palette with detachable jewelry is such a cool idea! I’m big on the chains look. The more chains in the necklace the better.
    blusher12 recently posted … Holiday Gift for a Tough Boss

  155. Naz says:

    I just giveaways, although I never win, it’s just gives me the hope that I might! πŸ™‚

  156. Stephanie says:

    tarte is my most favorite because it’s all naturale

  157. Heather W. says:

    I just discovered that my daughter likes V8! Not that she doesn’t get enough veggies, but it’s pretty awesome anyway.
    I, however, absolutely hate V8 (but I drink it because I don’t get enough veggies lol).

  158. I really want to get a bunch of hosiery this winter. Stockings, tights, legwarmers!
    Beale Street Chick recently posted … Mens Gift Guide- Under 100

  159. snow0016 says:

    creative box for a palette! haven’t worn socks for quite a while now, sandals always!

  160. Macha says:

    The bf and I are trying to decide whether to get a real or fake tree. I want a real one because I love the smell but the boyfriend is the practical one and says that the fake ones are the most sensible option. Any suggestions?

    • JJ says:

      I think it’s a personal preference. My family always got real trees for Christmas while my BF’s family always used their fake one. Personally, I like coming home to a house smelling of Christmas, y’know? Though, I agree, a fake one is more practical… just less fun. Also, do you have somewhere to store a fake tree? HTH you make a decision. Currently, we have a mini fake tree with cute makeup ornaments… no joke πŸ™‚

  161. shusheshe says:

    I bought a new bracelet and necklace yesterday!
    shusheshe recently posted … Envie de Neuf eye mask

  162. Gaby says:

    I had an amazing dinner with my sister, fiancé & best friend tonight. It was the perfect way to end a four day weekend. πŸ™‚

  163. Wendy says:

    Just broke up a “play” fight between my 2 1/2 yr old and 4 yr old. good times… lol not really… =/

  164. Nina says:

    i <3 tarte! πŸ™‚

  165. Brittany says:

    Ok so I love makeup, tarte is awesome and its very nice of you all to do this give away….and Socks are awesome in the winter,love them =)

  166. Jenny says:

    i thought i was about to die when my internet went down!! freeloadin’ off the neighbors thank god!
    Jenny recently posted … Three months later

  167. Laura says:

    Got new socks today! πŸ™‚

  168. JJ says:

    Man, I am shopped, out and I haven’t even started really shopping yet. The other day at the mall was cah-ray-zee with aggressive parking spot thieves and crowds of people. I am still hemming and hawing over a pair of boots. Does a girl ever have enough shoes? Sometimes I wish I were a dude, getting away with the same oxfords and navy blazer, but, alas, I am not; therefore, I need to look cute… arg! Hopefully, a good night’s rest and a cup o’tea in the morning will set me straight. I have never tried tarte, so I hope I can win this palette. Have a great day and a safe trip back!

  169. Hailey says:

    Ooooh, that is gorgeous

  170. Stephanie says:

    I’m the kind of person (if there is a kind) that has one set of jewelry that I wear with everything.

  171. Sharon says:

    That is so pretty!! Hope you had a nice thanksgiving, Karen!

  172. Jula says:

    Back to school after thanksgiving break…its hard and im so tired…SO MUCH HOMEWORK! gahhh lol but anyway yeah the semester’s almost over!! yay!

  173. Katrina says:

    oouu pretty!

  174. Crystal says:

    I love Tarte cosmetics! I’m not usually a fan of huge palettes with lip products mixed in, but this one looks very versatile and easy to use! It’s really the eyeshadows that look super appealing to me. I find that Tarte eyeshadows are super easy to blend and workable.

  175. Natashia says:

    Spent the day at home … sick πŸ™ Oh well that is my Monday gone (at least!) Love that this product is all natural but unfortunately it doesn’t sell here in New Zealand so I’d lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve to get my hands on this palette.
    Love your post BTW!

  176. Katrina says:

    My favorite pieces of jewelry happen to be my grandmothers. When she passed away 5 years ago I took many of her clip on earrings, some even with matching pins. It was so fun this summer to put on my new black dress for a wedding and accessorize with her clip earrings – it was perfect.

  177. Lisa S. says:

    I’ve been looking long and hard at this set every time I go into Sephora. I already have all the Tarte individual palettes, but this would just be icing!

    Jewelry wise, my favorite jewelry right now is my el-cheapo hoop earrings from Old Navy.
    Lisa S. recently posted … Life gets in your eyyyyyes! sung to the tune Smoke gets in your eyes

  178. Jen says:

    It’s a hot and sunny day here in KL! Looking forward to my year end holidays!

  179. Nicole says:

    My favorite jewelry piece is one I made! A friend makes pendents from scrabble tiles, and I put one one a strand of pearls. So pretty!

  180. Kasey says:

    Jewelry wise, layers of chains and pearls and sparkly cocktail rings are my favorites!

  181. Julia says:

    Julia’s sock serenade:

    Socks are swell, socks are sweet, and I love how they heat my feet.
    They keep me warm when the weather’s cold,
    I even love them when they are torn and old!
    My socks would love to have a Tarte jewelry box,
    because they like it when I’m as sexy as a fox!

    Thanks for another opportunity to win awesome makeup!
    Julia recently posted … SOLD OUT!!! Pub Crawl Location Change!

  182. Suzanne says:

    today marks the one year anniversary of my SO, Luke, being electrocuted by a pig.

    unfortunately it didn’t result in any super-pig powers, like supersonic squealing or the ability to be mighty tasty. Just scared the crap out of both Luke and the sad little piglet who managed to trigger an electrical current from the wired fence THROUGH HIS SKULL and into lukes hand. Which was numb for a good chunk of the day.

    I lol’d fer realz.
    Suzanne recently posted … On a more sober note

  183. kamala says:

    thats a sexy palette.

  184. Andrea says:

    I love the Park Avenue Princess bronzer! I’m very fair and this looks so natural on me! I’d love to get this palette, but good luck to everyone. πŸ™‚

  185. Suzanne says:

    Oh, and the pig was fine.
    Suzanne recently posted … On a more sober note

  186. Joy says:

    I never win these things but: a. My mom would love this for Christmas and b. The packaging totally reminds me of one of my grandma’s jewelry boxes.

  187. sharee says:

    i would love this

  188. Iris says:

    My dream jewelry box would be one of venetian style…and overflowing with gorgeous pieces of course πŸ˜€

  189. nabel says:

    shiny shiny! hope i win πŸ™‚

  190. Suri says:

    I’m covered in glitter but my Christmas tree is finally up! I’m so excited I love this time of year! πŸ™‚

  191. Zhi says:

    I would love to have this. Cute packaging and pretty colors.

  192. Jessica says:

    I love big cocktail rings, especially from H&M or Forever 21. So affordable, my collection is growing fast πŸ™‚

  193. Elaine says:

    My favorite family heirloom:

    I have a gold locket that was my grandma’s. She gave it to me for my first communion and told me that it would always keep me safe, even when she was far away. She passed away rather unexpectedly later that year, but whenever I wear it, I know she’s close.

  194. Amanda says:

    I absolutely CAN appreciate a palette/set without so much glitter! Thank YOU!!! πŸ™‚ AND I have a feeling those eyeliners will be BOMB!

  195. Irene says:

    Beautiful!! I’d love to play with all these lovely colors πŸ™‚

  196. Sara says:

    I absolutly love to wear tall socks! My favorite pair of tall socks are these gray socks with three white stripes at the top. They remind me of sock puppet socks, in fact if they weren’t so darn comfortable i’d probably cut them up, glue some eyes on to them and have my self a sock puppett.

    i love my socks almost as much as i’d love to win this amazing pallett!

  197. Lydia says:

    My favorite family heirloom is a jade ring my grandpa gave to my grandma, which is now mine πŸ™‚

  198. Janelle says:

    I have to study, but I want to watch 30 Rock. What’s a girl to do?

  199. Lily says:

    so pretty!!! I love tarte sets!
    I’m so sad thanksgiving break is over :(( back to all the homework and studying ahhhhh
    Lily recently posted … A Passionate Tuesday EOTD

  200. mishel says:

    Karen! i read your posts everyday and always look out for your blog updates. this prize was so amazing i would buy it if it was at sephora. please enter me! my favourite jewelry to wear lately is a necklace that says “libra” in gold with a jade stone.

  201. rachel says:

    Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’ve been loving your Hawaii videos xo would love to win this

  202. my taste in jewelry is weird: i like BIG, fierce pieces. unfortunately they overwhelm my small frame. restraint is key :p
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … More Holiday Outfit Ideas With Urban Outfitters

  203. Sherry B. says:

    Karen, luv! This is sheer torture! I WANT IT…I WANT IT…I WANT IT…..

  204. Kylie says:

    This palette looks SO pretty! I have never tried Tarte products before, but I am sure this is great!

  205. denise says:

    i want this !!! Its so pretty!

  206. Shawnah says:

    Love this site! – great give aways.

  207. farah says:

    I love jewelry! Especially necklaces from express or g by guess!

  208. Fiorella says:

    Love your blog! Just watched the Grey Cup (Canadian football). Oh, I would love, love. love, to have this!!

  209. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I’ve spent this whole weekend stuffing my face!

  210. Selisa says:

    Go Chargers!

  211. nosogirl says:

    my jewelry tastes have changed over the past year – i’m now really enjoying big, bold necklaces and earrings!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

  212. Wendy says:

    i love guava smoothies

  213. Megan says:

    It’s so hard not to buy make up for myself during this time of the year. I need to save money to be able to get my family wonderful gifts. Winning this give away would sure be a pleasant little gift for me.

  214. Emma says:

    Hey Karen, glad that you had a good Thanksgiving in Hawaii! I just got back from the worst wedding ever in Chicago. The one good thing about it was that it was an excuse to wear the new bracelet and necklace that I bought at Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft on Black Friday. I don’t usually wear costume jewellery (sterling silver all the way usually), but these are excellent quality (heavy glass beads) so I couldn’t resist.

  215. Marcy says:

    The Dukan diet is killing me, I got taken to a sushi shop and couldn’t touch a thing >.< But the diet works and the SO is doing it with me so what can I really complain about……

  216. Ika says:

    i just see the make up box in makeup geek by marlena. it’s so pretty ^^ i hope i can win it ^_^

  217. Kylie says:

    These Tarte palette looks absolutely gorgeous! I see some amazing colors to wear this winter… πŸ˜‰

  218. Meezy says:

    Two and a half more weeks til Christmas break! Can’t come soon enough!

  219. Judy says:

    Omgosh look at all the pretty colors in this palette!!

  220. AmyVA says:

    Socks. They should ideally be seamless otherwise they drive me crazy. Insole padding is a huge bonus. Also they are useless if they don’t stay put (i.e., I should not have to keep pulling them up every 2 minutes…). I am all about the tactile nature of socks, but cute patterns, kitties, and occasional sparkle on them rock as well… also, I love this gift set for my sister…she would be in heaven with it for Christmas, especially since Tarte is cruelty-free! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much Karen! You (and Tabs, who we know is the big guns behind your organization) are AWESOME!! πŸ™‚ – Amy

  221. Deb says:

    My husband and I just hosted our first Thanksgiving, and it was a total smash hit! His turkey was perfect, and we had a great time with his family!
    Deb recently posted … Ritter Sport Cappuccino

  222. happybadfish says:

    I’m born on Christmas day and my sister was born on New Year’s day.

  223. Simona says:

    This palette looks amazing!

    I like the way you mostly review expensive beauty products but also do some reviews on cheap drugstore brands from time to time. Good cheap finds are the best!

  224. Nicole! says:

    Karen! It’s as cold as NorCal in SoCal right now! I’m FREEEZING! =D

  225. Katrina says:

    I would love to win this! So pretty πŸ™‚
    Katrina recently posted … Sometimes I think

  226. Suji says:

    Hope you are having a blast in Hawaii Karen! My hubby and I just returned from our honeymoon on Oahu earlier this month πŸ™‚

  227. Erin says:

    Gawgeous! Love these giveaways! πŸ™‚
    Love your blog, Karen…thanks for not forgetting about us while in Hawaii. Hope you are having a great time!

  228. Evan says:

    I feel like I have to do something before the microwave timer stops (like wash one or two dishes, refill my water filter jug, go to the bathroom).

  229. Jessica says:

    I am so sad that Thanksgiving break is over, back to school! -_- , but i am excited to order the Urban Decay 15 Anniversary set of 24/7 liners!

  230. Michelle says:

    wow! Nice give-away! I’m glad you are starting off the Christmas season with a generous heart!

  231. Megan says:

    I decorated for Christmas today. I love turning out all the lights but those on the tree. πŸ™‚

  232. Josephine says:

    I really dislike leggings, but recently I gave in and purchased a pair of jeggings. I now call them my “all you can eat” pants. I regret not getting a pair sooner.

  233. Tammy says:

    As great as Thanksgiving was this year, I wouldn’t be sad if I never saw turkey again. I am officially all turkey’d out.

  234. Mindy D says:

    you and tabs rock my socks off!! πŸ˜€

  235. Tania says:

    I want to go to US so baddddd. All the shopping, the food, the people and most of all…the beautiful kind of blue sky that we don’t get here in Asia.

  236. ashley says:

    leeeemmmmee win!

  237. Ashley says:

    i wish i could camp inside sephora. and roast marshmellows.
    Ashley recently posted … twashley- Follow @karenmbb and RT to win a Tarte Jewelry Box Palette a 52 value http-bitly-eyOCXv

  238. Meli says:

    WOW! That is such an awesome prize! I even like the necklace and would use it too! Thanks for this giveaway!

  239. ely says:

    Snuggled up in my thick woolly socks drinking hot chocolate and watching Notorious with my roommate. Feels like Christmas!
    And if you don’t know, now you know…

  240. Melody says:

    I am absolutely loving purple eyeshadows and grey clothing, such a winter outlook…my friends are starting to question whether I will be wearing colour much at all in the coming three months of winter XD.

  241. Aakanksha says:

    Hi Karen

    I absolutely love your blog…i have bought many things after reading your review…keep rocking πŸ™‚
    i am addicted to perfumes…if i had all the money in the world i would probably open a perfume museum πŸ˜›

  242. Sandy says:

    This is such a pretty box filled with so many goodies! I really like your website and just can’t resist to take a peek at it everyday for any new posts-thanks for your all your work!

  243. Jessica Hill says:

    I just got a new puppy. His name is Frankie. He’s a pekingese mix, and is already my best friend! Also, I just ordered a refill pack for my franklin covey planner. Hahah =) <3

  244. Janelle says:

    i’ve never been a big jewelry fan…. pearl or diamond studs are my go to accessories for almost everything

  245. Kat says:

    this palette looks great!!

  246. Jennifer A. says:

    I’m taking a 4000-level Harry Potter class this semester for college. For my final project, I’m making the horcruxes – my Nagini is 12-feet out of paper mache!

  247. Cara says:

    LOVE this prize! Hope you’re enjoying your holidays in Hawaii nei! : )

  248. Aidan says:

    Ooooh, very pretty

  249. Monica says:

    My outlook on socks is that while I love to buy cute socks, I hate to wear them. I never wear them around the house, and only grudgingly wear them when forced to wear shoes πŸ™‚

  250. Cindy says:

    Had a great Thanksgiving weekend and I’m heading back to work on Tuesday. Took an extra day off! πŸ™‚

  251. Nika says:

    Oh my gosh, I saw this on the Sephora website a few weeks ago and said I HAD to get it coz of the pretty necklace! Of course, the shadows look gorgeous too! I don’t wear necklaces much, but I’m inlove with anything that resembles Chanel’s bags straps. I have headbands like those too! πŸ™‚

  252. Tavi says:

    The colors in this set look so pretty and sophisticated! I also really liked the model pictures you put up of tabs!

  253. Milena says:

    Lovely palette!

    I wish Sephora had international delivery. πŸ™

  254. Kim says:

    I think I have a shopping problem.

  255. Kelly M says:

    I went shopping on Black Friday and will cyber shop on Cyber Monday. Your blog helps me figure out what I need or don’t really need but must have =)!

  256. Diane M says:

    My kitten just indulged in catnip for the first time in her short life.
    She also just ran over my head and up a wall.
    I think she likes it.

  257. Kristina says:

    awesome giveaway!

  258. Tish says:

    I always read your blog coz aside from the wonderful reviews that you make, I love your humor and the little inserts of Tabs every now and then.

    I have a barely 6month old Persian kitty and I love him to bits! He loves to sleep on my bed or in the bedside drawer which my fiance has emptied out for the little baby. Oh, my Persian kitty’s name is Hugo (trying to keep it in the same league as my first cat, Chanel, although my mother calls him Khali, coz it sounds “Persian” to her), but he knows his name is Baby (or Baby Boy).

    Tabs makes a wonderful model!

  259. Heather says:

    Great giveaway…hope I win!! Oh, love fuzzy socks!

  260. Audrey says:

    I could really use that palette! πŸ™‚

  261. pranita says:

    That’s one wicked palette!

  262. leo says:

    wow, that’s beautiful!
    I was visiting a friend this weekend, she has a young playful cat and I’d like to have one to keep the Black Monster company, but I don’t know how she could react…

  263. beth says:

    socks – I wish my boyfriend would wash his more often 😑

  264. Meg says:

    Naw I love tabs, he’s so cute!

  265. Bonnie says:

    Unless it’s super hot, you can always find me in a pair of socks!

  266. Nadine says:

    My face has gotten really dry this week and aloe vera gel is no longer cutting it. It’s time to start experimenting with heavier moisturizers and hope that don’t inflame my acne-prone skin.

  267. Nicola says:

    That set is amazing!

    I’ve just discovered your blog today and I love what you do. Also, hello from New Zealand *waves* πŸ™‚

  268. Renate says:

    I love socks! I always wear them instead of slippers in house. I have these special ‘house socks” with anti-slib and they are so nice and warm and it keeps me from slipping in the kitchen (duhh!).
    But one thing I have to with my socks, I have to put them on in the same order every day. First left and then right, the other way around just doesn’t feel good!

  269. ShannoninBC says:

    I love Tarte, and this would cover practically every makeup need, whether dressy or casual. One of my fave things is to wear funny socks, especially when dressed business like for work as it tickles me to know that I have sheep or penguins on my toes when I’m in a suit LOL

  270. Hollie says:

    So gorgeous! Love it, perfect antidote to the grey british skies xxx

  271. Wow.. that’s a nice set to win πŸ™‚
    Roxana Stefana recently posted … A month ago&8230

  272. mint says:

    wow that’s amazing πŸ˜€ I love how they’ve organised everything in the box!
    mint recently posted … Eclipse Nail Polishes

  273. Jennifer L says:

    I love how Tabs is your blog mascot! My lovely kitty, Rocco says “Meowwww!” (Hi!)

  274. Anna says:

    I think I like that necklace more than I like the make up itself πŸ™‚

  275. Jule says:

    What a beautiful box! Unfortunately we haven’t Sephora in Germany πŸ™ as many other nice US brands…
    Jule recently posted … Artdeco Perfect Definition Mascara

  276. Angel says:

    Would love to have this πŸ™‚ Thanks for organizing this giveaway!
    Angel recently posted … MAC Mini Haul

  277. Gina G says:

    So pretty and useful, I would love to win this! I had such a weird weekend, I am glad it is over.

  278. Stephanie! says:

    Gosh.. I’ve been craving this box for a couple of weeks now… Ever since I found out what it contains… Heaven!

    To post something interesting: Went to a friends last night and spent more time talking to his cat than to him πŸ˜‰


  279. Babylonia says:

    I love all kinds of jewelry, I’m trying to get used to big, dangly earrings since my boyfriend loves them. I think those are hard to rock!

    I love tabs by the way, I really wish I weren’t allergic to cats!

  280. Anna says:

    OMG! Love the combination of gold and black sooo much! Besides, it’s from Sephora and from the US and I love everything from there, since I live in stupid Europe :/

  281. Hey Karen, glad that you had a good Thanksgiving in Hawaii! I just got back from the worst wedding ever in Chicago.

  282. Kim says:

    I’m not much of a jewelry person. In fact, I’m terrible at accessorizing. I wear my engagement ring and wedding band, my watch and my diamond studs everyday. Yes, everyday. And that’s all. As for socks, I love them. I feel cold and naked without socks (but in the interest of good taste, I don’t actually wear them with sandals or anything like that). πŸ™‚

  283. Issa says:

    I love jewelry and makeup. I was always afraid to wear make-up until recently. I was very insecure of putting makeup on just because I had no idea where to start. I recently bought the basics of makeup and i super love it. I enjoy wearing makeup now especially on night outs. I get to flaunt myself all made up.

  284. Gail says:

    Back at work after 10 days off – not happy

  285. angel says:

    I’m typing very slowly waiting for my nails to dry. I just got a big order of polishes and had the hardest time picking which one to use.

  286. irini says:

    i mean socks are probably one of the most essential useful clothing items right?yet in the fashion aware world exposed socks are a crime.i mean what am i to do,go sock-less in the cold to obey my sense of fashion?thank goodness for the new over-the-knee-socks-with-everything trend πŸ˜€

  287. Jane says:

    skipping school today since I am sick from thanksgiving festivities..also need to study for a test that is tomorrow. nothing like a giveaway to perk me up!

  288. stephanie says:

    my contact lens is really bugging me. contemplating laser eye surgery. want this palette.

  289. Ana says:

    I’ve never seen this brand before. I’m curious! πŸ˜‰

  290. Danielle N says:

    HI Karen,

    My thought for the day is that I’m really not happy to be back at work, but I AM thankful that I have a job that allows me to live my life the way I like πŸ™‚

    When are you coming back home?

  291. Jenny says:

    There has been road construction outside my window for days. I’m waiting for teleportation to come into style.
    The giveaway looks great though!

  292. I am really into jewel headband lately, got 2 yesterday from Express…BOGO sale.
    Beautiful Canvas recently posted … Giveaway- Jennifer Lopez Love &amp Glamour

  293. Jane says:

    My favorite kinds of jewelry always has turquoise in it!

  294. Jen says:

    Love the blog, excited about the drawing!

  295. Poey says:

    i usually don’t like cats, but tabs is just so cute!!!!

  296. Fatema says:

    What a lovely palette…gorgeous combination of colors!!!!

  297. Natalie says:

    I was so tempted to get last years kit! So glad for the chance to win!!!
    Natalie recently posted … Updated Foundation Routine

  298. Mette says:

    WhI was just about to buy this! πŸ™‚ Hehe, funny.
    But lovely giveaway and thanks.

  299. Lily says:

    I am on a spending freeze!!!

  300. Elaine C says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks, Karen!

  301. Lara says:

    Love the palette packaging! It reminds me of my grandma’s jewelry πŸ™‚

  302. Morgan says:

    I like big chunky jewlery pieces, the bigger the earrings, the better!

  303. Lowelli says:

    I used to hate the quilted pattern- I used to think it meant OLD. I’m pretty sure its grown on me and I pretty much love the look of this packaging. πŸ™‚

  304. Liss says:

    That palette looks awesome!! I’ve never used Tarte products before, here in Colombia we don’t have as much options in make up as you have in the US. We have all the high end designers products, like Chanel, Dior, Smashbox, however we don’t get all of the products and they are almost twice the price!! Can you believe we did not have any MAC stores a year ago?? Now we only can get MAC in one cosmetic store and the products are way overpriced!

  305. T says:

    My windshield wiper isn’t working. I hope it doesn’t rain.

  306. Elin Lopez says:

    Karen, this is a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  307. Akiko says:

    I’m going broke with all these holiday deals…

  308. L says:

    I would really, really love to win this set, since there is no Sephora where I live. The box looks indeed luxurious and the colours seem to be very nice.

  309. saku says:

    Pretty box. My new job seems stressful, especially when few people keep breathing down your neck.

  310. XtinaRoxx says:

    Awesome givaway. This would be great to have. Anywayz. Subject: Socks r awesome but would not date a dude who wears em with sandles.

  311. XtinaRoxx says:

    Awesome givaway. This would be great to have. Anywayz. Subject: Socks r awesome but would not date a dude who wears em with sandles.

  312. Crystal says:

    The quilted pattern makes me think of TP but I still love what’s inside. ^_^

  313. Lisa says:

    This palette looks even more awesome than last year’s!

  314. Nadine says:

    Its Monday, and I’m feeling less than awesome. But, people have been so negative, I’m going to try to be happy and positive, and perhaps it will make others feel the same way πŸ™‚

  315. Sarah says:

    This palette looks amazing! I’m such a sucker for palettes lol.
    Sarah recently posted … Good- Better- Best- Eye Makeup Remover

  316. Anna says:

    I love red nail polish! Currently wearing essie exotic liras on my fingers.

  317. Reija says:

    Hello! It’s Reija from I wanted to pop in and say HI to all the beauty gurus out there. I think this giveaway rocks! Thank you for it in advance!

  318. Farah Liyana says:

    Hi Karen! Your blog is amazing! It has become a routine for me to read your blog everyday before I go to sleep! πŸ™‚

  319. Charlie says:

    Wow, the pallette is very nice. posting up and saying hello for an entry πŸ™‚

  320. NeenaJ says:

    Hey T-Money and K-Dawg!

    That’s one hawt palette!

  321. jillane says:

    While its heavenly in Hawaii its snowy in Scotland
    and getting out and about is becoming a problem!
    So what could i get to lighten my heart?
    Hows about a small gift, or even a TARTE!

  322. Lorraine says:

    You’re so lucky to be in Hawaii right now… I miss my sandals already. Have to take out the Sorels soon to trudge through winter wonderland!! -at least I’ll look cute if I win this palette LOL.

  323. Kerry says:

    This looks so pretty and luxe.

  324. Dana says:

    I love that you can wear the jewelery on top!

  325. Melanie says:

    I bought two blankets Friday….now I’m warmer at night!

  326. Lizbeth says:

    wonderful giveaway!!!!!!!! count me in!

  327. Madelynn says:

    What a beautiful prize!

  328. Trude says:

    So pretty! Would love to bring this home! I’m super jealous of your Hawaii trip too – I’ve never been anywhere tropical! πŸ™‚

  329. Maggie says:

    I would love love love to win this!

    But my random comment…I have TONS of work to do for these next two weeks! I hope I get it all in πŸ™‚

  330. Monica says:

    don’t EVER buy anything off

    it’s a scam :*(

  331. Darby says:

    My favorite piece of jewelry would have to be a ring from my grandmother. It is gold with an onyx stone and small diamond in the center. It’s a little small so I can only wear it on my pinky finger but I absolutely adore it.

  332. mahnaz says:

    Karen, its my first time commenting here. I LOVE your blog and your quirky personality.

    Tabs, pick me pick me pick me! πŸ˜›

  333. Shiny says:

    Brrrr it’s getting cold these days, I’m jealous of you right now being in Hawaii.

  334. hetty says:

    i like turtles….(and makeup =) )

  335. Mai-Huong says:

    Love Tarte products and this palette looks amazing!

  336. Caroline says:


  337. Shannon Towine says:

    I need that in my life

  338. I’ve been craving gingerbread lattes SOOO bad! Goal for this week: have one πŸ™‚

  339. Vanessa says:

    If you pick me to win I will show you how to make a fleece blanket that doesn’t require any sewing but is adorable! (you might want to take this comment seriously seeing as the weather is getting cold/you might need some real easy but meaningful last minute christmas presents!) πŸ˜‰

  340. Francesca says:

    thanks for having this giveaway!
    I just ate some delicious pasta.

  341. Rachel says:

    What an amazing little palette! I’ve never tried anything by Tarte, being a poor little student, but I’d love the opportunity:)

    I’m getting a cold so I just chugged a glass of Airborne. I hope it works!

  342. Rengirl says:

    Family Heirloom: we don’t have any πŸ™ The closest, traditional object in my family is an old shoe horn we call “The Palo.” Needless to say, it is not something we look at with any affection.

    Taste in jewelry: I love the look of sparkly jewelry but I always dress so casually. The bling just looks weird paired with my yoga pants and sweater.

    Socks: With the dropping temps, the stone tiles in my house are super cold, even when the heater is on. I must wear socks constantly.

    Misc: Have you tried Zoya Kelly? I’m wearing it now and it is so beautiful. Forget Riva – Kelly is the shit.

  343. Heather says:

    Socks are awesome, but I feel like a serial socker…I wear holes through mine wayy too often!

  344. Raven says:

    What up, Karen!? Supah prizes great suprizez.

  345. Linnea says:

    I really like socks. Just don’t like when they cut off my circulation in my calves (and I don’t have huge calves!)
    But sometimes I like to keep my feet all airy and let them out. But sadly, only in the summer is it nice enough to do this!

  346. Elle says:

    This palette is gorgeous!!!
    I am an absolute sweet tooth! Karen, what’s your favorite food?

  347. quimerula says:

    My flatmates call the Power Plate “The Lard Shaker”

  348. Nicole says:

    Socks are pretty rockin’…

  349. Kat says:

    Holy Moly, winning this box would be awsome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  350. sanja skobalj says:

    he karen i was just browsing around the web for a present i need to maken,in holand on 5december we make suprises fo each other, im thinking about making a huge spongebob for my boyfrend:) ahah hope he likes it.
    that set looks gorgee..
    btw i really like your writing style its so easy to read.

  351. Hanna says:

    i always try to wear all of my pretty jewelry, but i’m always too lazy!!

  352. Hanna says:

    oh, and my account is theloveism

  353. Christina says:

    I look forward to seeing Tarte’s holiday palettes every year. I love this one and I”m really excited about this giveaway!

  354. Jane says:

    Fuzzy socks are on of the greatest inventions…lurrrrvee ’em πŸ˜‰

  355. Rocio says:

    I am so impressed with your site and with your following :o) definitely fills in some down time at work for me! Best of luck to you!!

  356. lesleymac says:

    I personally love all the stripy knee socks from Sock Dreams.

  357. Christine L. says:

    I am neglecting an essay right now to let my eyes glaze over from looking at pretty eyeshadow colors.

  358. Dasha says:

    Browsing the blog while the hockey game is at an intermission πŸ™‚ Lets hope the pittsburgh penguins win! Go pens!

  359. Elysha says:

    This pallete is SO AWESOME!!!!

  360. Valentine says:

    It is SO interesting that you mention sock outlook, because currently mine is: THERE ARE NO GOOD SOCKS! They are all either too thick, too thin, wear out, dirty too quickly, aren’t made of anything that even resembles cotton, or are very, very, ridiculously expensive. I have been hunting and hunting for a good pair (well, okay 7 pairs . . . wait, make that 14, just so I never have to do an entire load of laundry just to have clean socks) for the winter, and . . . nada.

    Anyway, I would love to be entered! πŸ™‚

  361. Vonvon says:

    I just had a shopping spree in SASA (beauty shop chain in some countries in Asia) yesterday to shop for Christmas pressies for Giveaways in my blog soon! πŸ˜€
    Vonvon recently posted … Photos From My Photo Shoot – Before &amp After

  362. Janet says:

    Confession: I secretly (or not) am jealous off all the fabulous products you get your hands on

  363. Christy O says:

    My right hand is always so much colder than the left. It’s making it hard searching for all the online makeup deals!!

  364. Grace says:

    So excited for the holiday season back year, so I can be back with my family after the first quarter of the year!

  365. liz says:

    This giveaway is awesome hope I win πŸ™‚
    Keep up the awesome blog

  366. Katie says:

    Jewelry and makeup all in one package – count me in! πŸ™‚

  367. Debra P says:

    I think socks rock! Especially the fuzzy ones in winter!
    Debra P recently posted … Add Fiber and Health to Your Holidays

  368. Alice says:

    Never purchased any Tarte products before, though I’m aware of them. I’m always down to experiment with new jewelry and makeup!

    Even though the earrings I wore today left me with an allergic reaction. Darn cheapy nickel earrings. :[

  369. Jessica Choi says:

    Can’t wait for christmas <3

  370. KC says:

    This palette is absolutely gorgeous!

  371. Jennifer says:

    Just when I thought I’d never want another mega palette in my life (i already have a smashbox one that will probably get old before it gets used up), this one from Tarte comes along. It is such a darned good deal and I love how it’s in a cube, which makes it so much easier to stash and store. ANYWAY, this would be awesome to win, for anybody :).

  372. Robyn says:

    I love this palette, so pretty!

  373. Britany Brown says:

    I don’t like wearing socks to sleep :-\ Makes me uncomfortable.

  374. patty says:

    I love toe socks they are very comfy.

  375. cheryl says:

    i love tabs πŸ˜€ such a wonderful makeup model! mine will just end up chewing on whatever i put on them -_- i miss my cats too ):

  376. Shines says:

    Oooh what a wonderful stocking stuffer… for me! πŸ™‚

  377. claudia says:

    GASP, I SAW THIS AT SEPHORA. ALAS, THE WINTER WINDS HAVE ELEVATED MY NEED FOR DIOR’S HYDRALIFE GEL SORBET MOISTURIZER TO PRIORITY-ONE. please let me have this, please please please, so that i can be selfish and have both moisturizer and pretty-party-paints, haha.

    by the way, i tried the chanel pro lumiere as suggested; it’s quite fantastic, and actually amazingly similar to dior’s extreme wear foundation, although more of a semi-matte finish than dior’s. paired with my shu uemura #18 goat hair brush, the finish is AMAZING. thanks for the advice!

  378. Jay says:

    This is a great additional to my make-up collection!

  379. Vivian says:

    oo i’d love to win this to give as a christmas present to my mom!!

  380. kalcedon says:

    Oh. My. God. It’s just too pretty, the colours are wonderful! πŸ™‚

    By the way, we don’t have many family heirlooms… but I guess my favorite are the paintings of my great-grandparents (my dad’s grandparents). I haven’t even met them, but… well, we inherited my dad’s aunt’s house (it’s a lakside house, so it’s gonna be our weekend house and the renovation of it is almost done :D), and when my parents were taking out the rubbish from the house, they found these little gems. They are not like really valuable paintings on canvas, but the style of painting is just fabulous, and I immediately felt attached to my great-grandma, and even my parents said that I look just like her :D. Another thing I love is a ring from my grandma… but I have to get it narrowed, because it’s way too big for my finger :S. It’s a yellow gold mixed with white gold type of ring with a little stone in the midddle. Sophisicated and delicate but unique πŸ™‚ (and that’s just like my taste in jewellery… and if I wear a statement piece or something crazier, it has to be costume jewellery, because I just can’t stand chunky gold or silver things).

  381. Moonbloom says:

    The only Christmas collection product I have purchased (yet) is from Elf. I got the golden super glittery nail polish, added about 5 layers and now my nails are catnip-trippy – I can not stop looking at all the pretty sparkles.

    Thumbs up for Golden Goddess :)! Hopefully I have similar luck with other Christmas collections.

  382. joyce says:

    this reminds me that i should be using my palettes more. i’m generally lazy cos there’s too much to choose from, difficult to make such decisions so early in the morning :p

  383. Robella says:

    Wow! Its so big!
    I dont have any heirloom right now. My husband presented me engagement ring before our wedding. I hope this ring will be a heirloom for our children and their children’s children :))

  384. Andreea says:

    Wow. I am probably too late?! Anyway, nice stuff & I do not get in Germany.

  385. LauraJ says:

    I just picked up the pups from the kennel for Thanksgiving. It’s nice to have them home

  386. Kerry says:

    Awesome giveaway.. πŸ™‚ I’ve had my eye on this palette!!

  387. Catherine says:

    Ooooooh! How very generous!! And, what a fantastic collection of colors! Thankyou for doing this!

  388. AS says:

    What fun! Thanks for your blog!

  389. Amy says:

    Love your blog and love Tarte!

  390. Joanna says:

    I really want a new wedding band for Christmas!

  391. Grace says:

    absolutely love it!

  392. imergo says:

    I love palettes, but I have to silence the practical part of me that says, “You’ll never ever use all of those colors!”

  393. Erin says:

    Ah…loving the giveaways Karen!

  394. Karen L says:

    I just finished helping out in the Pharmacy Unit at my nearby hospital. The pneumatic tube has been down and everything has been a complete chaos. I am usually in the NSICU but the Pharmacy department was very short on staff due to severe weather warning. Thank goodness I only live two blocks away from the hospital. I made it home safely.

    This would be an amazing gift to add to my makeup collections. The colors look extremely vibrate and there’s many colors on there that will blend in well with my skin complexion.

  395. s hawley says:

    I can’t stand socks that hit at my ankle! And my grandmother’s engagement ring is just stunning-you look at it and just know they don’t make them like that any more. It has a large diamond, but the setting makes it look classy. i love it!!

  396. Naomi says:

    I could REALLY go for some Trader Joe’s spinach lasagna and chicken tamales right about now!

    Or some Thai green curry chicken…or a bowl of beef stew.

    I guess you can tell I haven’t eaten all day!

  397. Linh says:

    I heart fuzzy socks because they’re oh so cozy for my little toesies lol

  398. Jai says:

    I don’t really wear socks,b/c I always wear heels.I am more of a tight a stockings gal.Well,sometimes I wear trouser socks…
    Jai recently posted … MAC de-potting-and Childrens Tylonol

  399. Katie says:

    Purdyyyy set, I love how the eyeshadows are imprinted. xo

  400. Tatiana says:

    Hey, my co-workers call me “T-Money”!!!

  401. Lana says:

    My socks never match!

  402. S says:

    What an amazing little palette! I love buying socks when I need a little pick-me-up…they’re cheap and buying a pair in a fun print really lifts my spirits.
    S recently posted … In-laws and Almonds

  403. kali says:

    Hmm.. what do I think about socks? I need to wear socks with my boots and sneakers but when it comes to wearing socks around the house, I’m horrible! Since I was a kid, I loved being barefoot -even outside. I guess this explains why the the Winter weather hit me so hard.. my feet are so gross now!! So dry. =(
    kali recently posted … Check the Mail! Did you get your Sephora Gift Card

  404. Tash says:

    This product looks amazing esp since it is preservative free Yay! We don’t get this brand in NZ so would love to get my hands on one!!!! πŸ™‚

  405. janie says:

    that packaging looks gorgeous!

  406. sophie c says:

    That necklace would look great on TABS!!

  407. Stacey Fudge says:

    I lurve Tarte!

  408. Duckses says:

    Love all those sparkly boxes!

  409. Laura Amaya says:

    Karen, hope Hawaii is going very well!
    I love this palette, my fam and I are doing secret santa for christmas so friday i was on the sephora site browsing for hours, theres so much I want how to even decide!!!!
    any who love the blog keep doing your thing!
    My bunny Margarita and i send you lots of Love from Canada or as my boyfriend says “EH Country!” hahahha

  410. Christina says:

    I can’t wait for this week to be over! Is it Friday yet?

  411. Jackie says:

    Cuddles the cat thinks Tabs is a cutie. I can’t keep her off your website. I found her in my makeup bag trying to primp in case she meets Tabs soon. It’s clear she’s got a serious cat-crush.

  412. jasmine says:

    i crave a cheese burger

  413. kat says:

    I’m still thinking about that pizza………..thin, greasy, and topped with pepperoni..

  414. ji says:

    oo this is dope boy fresh! me wantey!

  415. Ella says:

    What are the chances I’m going to win this. Very nice!

  416. Bernice says:


  417. Lauren says:

    I love all of your pictures with Tabs! It reminds me how I can’t wait to move out of my college apartment (no pets allowed) so that I can adopt a furry friend. I wasn’t sure if I was a “cat person” but I lived with a friend for a few months who has cats and they were just so loving but also sneaky!
    I’m thinking if I find a boy, his name will be Rigby..but if that doesn’t fit him, we’ll find something else!
    Thank you so much for doing this contest!

  418. Ling says:

    I was so bummed out last year when Sephora sold out of the Tarte Box Palette! Hope I win!

  419. Nicole says:

    on a toal side note (which is what these comments are supposed to be..right?) I’m trying to just ignore all pictures you post of Riva. It’s gorgeous! But I don’t really really need it and I hardly wear blues..and whenever the mood does strike me I’ve got a couple that should take care of it like what’s with the cattitude and Essie Lapis of Luxury.

  420. Evelyn says:

    Ooo I just saw this on the Sephora site..and it was calling to me. Palettes with eyeliners are my kryponite.
    and also..I’m getting some new fuzzy warm socks for Christmas (exciting right?). i love fuzzy socks almost as much as mini eyeliners.

  421. Aneela says:

    Love the blog, excited about the drawing!

  422. Fay. H. says:

    I’m loving the gold box with all its bling bling Γ’β„’Β₯ I can’t believe I missed this post lol!
    47 mins to countdown =P

  423. Michelle says:

    OHHHH!!! Yes!!!!!

  424. Iviose says:

    You have the absolutely cutest cat! I am actually thinking of adopting one. But anyway, I am a huge makeup fan and have recently become obsessed with eyeshadows! I’m still experimenting but that’s half of the fun πŸ˜‰

  425. Evelyn says:

    socks are ok, but only in the winter, when my feet get cold. They are also handy for working out. Gotta prevent blisters! πŸ˜€

  426. Dee Dee says:

    Love this. So far this is the only palette that I’ve wanted from Tarte. Great and wonderful blog by the way, I check it all the time Γ’β„’Β₯

  427. Melody says:

    Love the new Nespresso flavours! Almond is my favourite πŸ™‚

  428. jennifer says:

    omg! adorable! I want πŸ™‚

  429. jen gersch says:

    i am a makeup queen

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