Two Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora!

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Kprice! Congratulations, Aida! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Two Ways to Win a Sephora eCard on Makeup and Beauty Blog


What a gorgeous spring day! Um…when the heck did this happen!? Did the earth suddenly tilt on its axis yesterday? I figured I would have noticed something like that, like maybe gotten a little seasick or queasy. “Whoa! Did you feel that?? Something just moved… It felt like the whole world just tilted and WOW! Would ya look at all the flowers and pretty green hills, and the birds are singing, and it’s so much warmer and sunnier now!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Geez, I hope it’s also nice where you are, but if it’s not, the calendar says it will be soon.

This is hiking weather here today, and I think I’m gonna do that. Maybe pack a small picnic and find a nice field somewhere to eat lunch.

Hmm… I should probably also take some allergy medicine, just in case.

Hope you’re having a great day so far. Good luck in this weekend’s Sephora gift card giveaway, and I’ll touch base again soon. Details to enter are right down below…

What folks are saying…

“Hi Karen!!! Wow, that news definitely gets a hoo ray ray and an elephant!!! (I’ve maybe been watching too much Boardwalk Empire.) Thank you so much!!!”

“What a lovely surprise it was to see your announcement (after completing one of many exams/papers/projects I have this crazy week)! The eCard will definitely ease expenses for this broke, beauty-obsessed college student. Thank you, Karen and Tabs!!”

“Thanks so much, Karen. Just in case you were wondering what I got with it, I decided to go with the Clarisonic Mia–I’ve been wanting it for years now, but have never purchased it because of the price. Your eCard helped me finally buy it! I look forward to using it. Thanks again!”

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sick in bed with the flu and this has just cheered me up immensely!!!!!!!! BTW, I’m the one that sent you that pic of my pug in a wig a few weeks back LOL! Thanks again, honestly, I’m beyond giddy right now.”

“Thank you SO much Karen! OMG! Wishes really do come true! I can’t believe I won! You have no idea how much this will help me through the holidays. I’ve been an avid fan of your blog for the past two years. Your witty and creative entries, informative makeup information, and beautiful photos have kept me hooked. I look forward to more of it. Goodness, you’ve
seriously just made my week and it’s only Tuesday night!”

“Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Karen (and Tabs, of course)! I really appreciate this! I’d been eyeing the Anastasia brow pencil in Strawburn to match my red hair!”
-Chelsea (and Jiji the kitten and Quincy the bunny)

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 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, like, if you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be? Are you a good swimmer? Most memorable picnic? When I say the word, “blush,” what’s the first word that springs to mind? How often do you paint your nails? Most underrated affordable makeup brand? How many countries have you visited (layovers DO count)? — 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 $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, March 24, 2013 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. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Kprice! Congratulations, Aida! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Brittany k says:

    I have visited about 15 countries I think – hopefully heading to India this summer!

  2. C R Williams says:

    Been trying for so long.

  3. I am an ok swimmer, but I kind of hate swimming..I like to lounge in a pool, or on a beach, not really swim.

  4. Rachel says:

    I was reading your DSW post and spent all morning looking for those Dr. Scholl’s online! They are so danged cute!! I might get the black ones – I need a new pair of work flats! <3

  5. Amy says:

    Thank goodness for the weekend! What a week. Time to work on my blog…

  6. I am so proud to anounce that my blog is finally up and running! Please visit!

  7. Niya says:

    I’m not really a good swimmer, I don’t have any technique and I’m not fast, but I can swim okay. I’m not afraid to swim, and a couple of years a go I started to swim on a weekly basis because it’s the only exercise I like.
    When I hear the word blush, I immediately think of NARS and NARS Orgasm specifically, even though I don’t own any NARS products and probably only two blushes! I’m not big on blush with my complexion, for some reason.
    I visited a few countries, I’ve been to Belgium, England, France, Spain, India, Dubai, French Guyana and Suriname and this summer I will be visiting the U.S. (New York City, specifically) for the first time! Excited! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still dying to go to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and I also want to visit more Caribbean countries (Trinidad, Barbados) and maybe Japan and more of the U.S. I once read that travelling and seeing other cultures literally makes you more intelligent, and everybody (if able) should do it because it really broadens your (world) view/perspective.

  8. Christine says:

    Blush equals springfever aka springtime crushes ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I loved the blog about your shoe shopping! It was fun following you around while you chose your perfect spring shoe. The pair of shoes you left with was a great choice!

  9. dani says:

    When I think blush I think of embarrassment. I have super rosy cheeks naturally, and blush makes me look like a clown regardless of how sheer it is.

  10. Janey says:

    I hear “blush” and I think high color from high emotion. And a skin’s most flattering and honest shade.

  11. Anna says:

    I would love to go hiking today! And a picnic…that sounds amazing!!

  12. Tahnee says:

    Happy Saturday to you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. VictoriaJane says:

    When you say “blush,” the O word immediately springs to mind-yes, NARS rules! (Haha “springs” to mind-hope you have a good hike!)

  14. Lillian says:

    The word “blush” makes me think Orgasm. The NARS kind, silly.

  15. Krista says:

    lol, I haven’t painted my nails since last fall. Fail.

  16. Noga says:

    I’m in the middle of spring cleaning, which is a *itch… though it’s not feeling much like spring at the moment, what gives?

  17. Alison says:

    What a coincidence that you posted that picture of all the Nars blushes! I have been seriously lusting after some Nars products this week! Not sure why, all of a sudden… But if I win that gift card, I definitely know what it’s going toward!

  18. Nazih says:

    I really want to win this! I would love to use it to finally buy MUFE HD foundation ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Rosario says:

    I love nars blushes, if i win, sure i’ll buy at least one, and my other wish, naked2!! Good luck every one, and thanks for the giveaway, kisses

  20. Lindsay H says:

    Eeeeee! Love this contest and love this blog! <3

  21. Whitney says:

    One day I will win this…

  22. sienna says:

    under-rated makeup brand = aveda, esp for their face products ans lipsticks!

  23. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, happy weekend. I paint my nails at least once a week. I have been to quite a few countries, mostly for layovers- Poland, France, Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Canada, Slovakia. And I hope to win the e gift card so I can get some new skincare ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. marisol says:

    I’ve visited around 9 countries & the majority of those in the summer of 2010 when I went on a Scandinavian & Russia cruise.

  25. Elizabeth says:

    I am a good swimmer. I was on my HS swim team.

  26. Rikki says:

    this month has been filled with nothing but tmj headaches. i want it to stop.

  27. roz says:

    I should probably learn how to swim one of these days….

  28. Justine says:

    I go through phases where I always have perfectly painted nails, or other times (like now) where I don’t have any nail polish on whatsoever for the past 2 weeks!
    Justine recently posted … Changes are a Comin’

  29. Kim says:

    Painted my nails coral today to try and make myself forget that its 35 degrees outside!

  30. Rebekah says:

    I am so looking forward to summer. Still very cold where I live in Pittsburgh, though.

  31. Elin LLB says:

    I’ll blush the day I win this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Pam says:

    I don’t paint my nails very often at all. Some girlfriends took me out for a mani/pedi for my 40th b-day and I thought, “I should do this more often!”

  33. Julia says:

    I love swimming, pretty good at it. Much less talented at nail painting, but i”m trying!

  34. Julia says:

    I ran a 15k this morning. I’m super proud of myself also starting to feel super achy.

  35. Ashleigh says:

    I try to paint my nails once a week, two tops.
    I’ve been obsessed with essie mod square lately

  36. Jennifer says:

    I paint my nails every 3-5 days. Change is good.

  37. Lisa Brown says:

    When you say, “blush” I think rosacea

  38. Tracy W. says:

    Happy Saturday!!

  39. MollySC says:

    I wish it was more spring-y here in Boston! Spring is being such a tease this year.

  40. Colleen Boudreau says:

    If I were a bird, I’d be a pink flamingo.

  41. Yelena says:

    is it just me or do those blushes look yummy?!

    happy saturday everyone!

  42. ReneeP says:

    I used to be a great swimmer. I want to get back on track with that. My fiancee and I are looking for a new home and a pool is a feature we are looking for!

  43. Monika says:

    Whole Foods safflower oil is the best body moisturizer.$4.99 gets u a biiiiiig bottle…..and gorgeous skin. Just have to wear a robe….cause it’s, u know, oily:)

  44. Heather USA says:


    I paint my nails 4/5 times a week O_O

  45. Leonora says:

    Hi Karen,
    When I got the notification for the chance to win a sephora gift card I smiled as I thought this might be my chance. Tomorrow is my 23-rd birthday and it would be a beautiful gift from you and a treat for myself. I have been very busy with midterms at school and I feel like I didn’t enough take care of myself lately. I have a beautiful parrot (conure), his name is Tiki, and if I would be a bird I would love to be a conure too so I could fly around with him. He loves people and loves to taste our foods too and so many times I wonder what goes in his little head…how does he see the world…how it feels for him when he falls asleep in my shoulder…he is my little baby…:):)

  46. Bernice says:

    Unfortunately I haven’t swam in years. I was pretty good… but I just suddenly stopped going ๐Ÿ™

  47. Yogirl says:

    No hiking here today, it’s freezing with a nasty wind blowing.
    I always paint my toes, but rarely my finger, and if it’s usually some neutral shade.

  48. Roxanne says:

    Sadly I haven’t been out of the US. But my dream destination is Sweden. I’m dying to go to Scandinavia!

  49. Laura Case says:

    What do you think of fake eyelash applicator tweezers?

  50. Liz says:

    I was in the Navy for most of my adult life, so I got to travel a lot – mostly along the coast, lol. 26 countries total! Most of them I would love to go back and spend more time. A couple of them I got to live in (Philippines for 2 years, Panama for 3). I wouldn’t trade the travel I was able to do for just about anything.

  51. Kalli says:

    I’ve been to 8 different countries and I’m adding a ninth (Italy) this summer!
    Kalli recently posted … Teal Eyeliner & Fuchsia Lipstick

  52. Isabel says:

    Wow that’s a lot of NARS blushes! I love NARS & their blushes, but I still don’t have NARS orgasm haha. I def. need to get that for my birthday!

  53. Danii says:

    It’s warm and comfy where you are, in Novato? Lucky!!!!! It’s still cold on the east coast, particularly the south. Bleh… You are SO lucky it’s warmer!

  54. Ashley Marie says:

    It’s not easy being green…

  55. Mandy says:

    Beautiful day here in So Cal!

  56. blkrox says:

    Going to see Jody Watley at Yoshi’s Oakland tonight with one of my oldest and dearest friends, so excited!!

  57. vnssa906 says:

    Waaaah where is spring in NYC? Wearing a new bright Essie manicure by moi, Madison Ave-hue. This is def my go to color this spring <3

  58. Jolie K. says:

    I enjoy swimming…but my ‘swimming’ equates to doggy padding. arf arf!

  59. Bunny says:

    ugh, the highest temp for the next week here is going to be 7ร‚ยฐC (45ร‚ยฐF) so I’m not feeling the warmth… this morning at 10 am it was 0ร‚ยฐC (32ร‚ยฐF) This winter will not end!

  60. Linda says:

    I can’t swim because I panic in large bodies of water but what I do started to do today in order to get in shape is signing up for yoga classes! I am such a bum and I’m starting to realize it. Hopefully I can stick with this hobbie since I’m paying for it!

  61. Jennifer R. says:

    I paint my nails every week because I like seeing a different color ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Suzi Mad says:

    After a long long day at work, I look forward to reading your blog. As soon as I get on the bus, I check my inbox, and there it is—-Makeup and Beauty Blog Update…I can relax, read and most times giggle on the ride home. Thanks!! Suzi

  63. Stacie says:

    If I were a bird I would be a hummingbird.

  64. Maria says:

    We received a mass office email regarding the outrageous usage of toilet paper an seat covers. I think it’s due to all those shiny nosed ladies sucking up the oils on their faces with them.

  65. Step says:

    I’d be a red winged blackbird.

  66. Christina says:

    I like to swim..but only in pools! The one time I swam in the Atlantic Ocean I had a panic attack and couldn’t breathe. I just kept thinking of everything under the water by my feet that I couldn’t see!

  67. onegreatsmile says:

    I have a crush on someone. It must be spring!

  68. Colleen says:

    It’s a lovely warm day here too! I wish there was a nice hiking place around here.

  69. Bons says:

    If I can be any bird, it’d be a parrot

  70. Tiffanie says:

    I definitely want to go on a hike this week! It’s supposed to be sunny here on Monday!

  71. Yay, a Sephora giveaway! I went skiing today (for the FIRST time this winter) and it was so much fun. I had the perfect day. Winning this giveaway would make it even more perfect though ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up look | Trading in Switzerland for Thailand

  72. Zoey says:

    I tend to paint my fingers once every 1-2 weeks and my toes every 2-4 weeks.

  73. Elaine says:

    Just started following your blog and love the posts I’ve seen so far x

  74. Sofia says:

    I am in love with L’oreals Versailles Romance nail polish collection ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Heidi says:

    I would definitely be a macaw. I’d have to be a bird with bright colors!

  76. Deanna G. says:

    I’m a terrible swimmer. ๐Ÿ™

  77. Rita O. says:

    I am not a good swimmer. In fact I have never learned how to swim. I’m not sure if I ever will now that my fear of it has grown over the years.

  78. Icequeen81 says:

    I paint my nail every week , sometimes 2 but that doesn’t happen allot

  79. Julia says:

    I paint my nails about once a week.

  80. Mela says:

    I have two giant cystic pimples on my cheek that I am determined not to touch or play with. Stupid period! I am a PP. Pimple popper. And I am pricing the price by way of red marks. I had great skin for a while but when those hormones get ya, they GET YA

  81. Judy says:

    I was too distracted by the shoe shenanigans post that I almost forgot to enter this draw!

  82. Maple says:

    wish i had more time to paint my nails :T

  83. It’s like 30 degrees here and I’m chilling in my bed like a hobo. At 4pm. SO MUCH LETHARGY. AND COLD. T_T Very jealous of your hiking weather, it’s something I’d love to be doing right now

  84. Ellen says:

    I paint my nails once a week or slightly more often – I love new colors all the time, and I get bored easily ๐Ÿ™‚ Because I do it so frequently, I do my own nails, otherwise the costs would add up!

  85. Alix says:

    Today I got my first professional pedicure!

  86. Mary says:

    Not loving the rain here in Dallas.

  87. Lala says:

    I was in a rush this morning to get ready and take my son for a playdate. I decided to use my revlon creme blush that I don’t usually use because I am totally useless with anything but powder blush. All set, ready to go…and a quick look in the car window left me horrified. I had painted on some really vibrant red cheeks. Yikes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  88. Lisa says:

    I need some spring essentials, or maybe some tan towels. I would love to win!

  89. Sping brings out the beautiful colors of the rainbow through the eyes of makeup!

  90. Theanginator says:

    Best drugstore makeup: L’Oreal, Neutrogena, and Almay. All contain some great foundations at a great price.

  91. Emily says:

    I cannot even tell you how jealous I am that spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. Here in New England it feels like the winter than will never end!

  92. Elena says:

    I am not a good swimmer. But I would love to win this gift card!

  93. Jennifer L says:

    The only other countries I’ve visited are Canada (does that really count?), El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Need to add more to that list!

  94. Laure says:

    It started snowing here this morning… ๐Ÿ™ (Again)
    It’s gonna snow some more this week and it won’t melt for a while. Like they’re saying over at tumblr: What a wonderful winter we are having this spring.

  95. Bobbi says:

    Today the weather was great, can’t wait for spring!

  96. Lydia says:

    If I were a bird I would be a flamingo!

  97. Aalia says:

    Okay all those lovely Nars blushes just makes me wanna go shopping!! Except you don’t get Nars where I am, so I need to wait another month before I’m in the US!!

    Randomness but the first thing I thought of when I saw them was smoked salmon and brunch! Have a relaxing sunday =)

  98. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    if i had a boyfriend i would totally take him on a picnic.

  99. Ceci says:

    I’d be a hawk or a goose!

  100. TrippyPixie says:

    I wish it was spring weather by us! It’s a bit warmer, so the snow is melting, but the wind makes everything really chilly.

  101. Debbie says:

    Love Sephora! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Tweakweasel says:

    Had a somewhat terrifying audition today. Tried out for Jean Valjean (even though I’m 27, look 18, and am woefully underweight while Valjean’s supposed to be somewhere in his 40’s and built like a brick…well…you know) but the funny thing is, I stopped caring about the part, stopped caring about the show, and began to just see it as a challenge to myself. I worked for a number of days on just expanding my range (even learned musical notation for this one) and can now proudly claim the ability to belt a G5, an A5, and a passable B flat 5. All in all, whether I get the part or not, I’ve a new piece to add to my repertoire and the knowledge that I’m growing as a singer.

  103. gabis says:

    If I win the prize I will probably spend it all on NARS products. Gotta love that brand! The blushes are incredible!!

  104. Cristi says:

    It was my 29th birthday yesterday, and one of the worst days of my life. I could really use some good news.

  105. Kristina says:

    Apples come to mind when I hear the word “BLUSH”

  106. Megan says:

    I usually paint my nails once a week.

  107. LauraA says:

    Nails get painted once a week. Need to remove this past week’s polish–looking a bit ragged at this point.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Roan says:

    Since spring is coming it’s time to adjust my makeup! Can’t have a shiny face now that the sun’s days will be reflecting on my face ๐Ÿ˜›

  109. Ms says:

    Can you review the maybelline brights please. Thanks.

  110. Regina says:

    I just got back from Costa Rica. I can’t believe how cold it is in the US!

  111. Brandy says:

    Would love to win need new makeup for summer

  112. Emily says:

    Still freezing here. Could really use some spring weather soon.

  113. Nicole says:

    I hope Spring comes soon. It’s snowing outside right now.

  114. Kayla S. says:

    The bad: it snowed this morning. I love winter, but it’s past time for spring!

    The good: Only one more week and I move into my new apartment! SO EXCITED!

  115. Susan says:

    i love trying new makeup!

  116. Kate & Zena says:

    Hay! Zena is currently gnawing on a beef chew!

  117. sevenoctobers says:

    Tried out Karen’s Brooke Shields eyebrows today = summer has officially started in my planet. Thanks for this giveaway!

  118. Alida Giordano says:

    I went to the beach today! Yay! A little windy and sunny, but I’m afraid of the sharks so no deep waters to me!

  119. Meredith says:

    I change my polish every few days. I get excited about moving on to the next color and can’t abide chips/tip wear!

  120. Bhevarri says:

    Ooooh pick me! Pick me!!

  121. Brianna says:

    Haha. “Blush” makes me think of blush, of course! And since blushes are my weakness, I would use this gift card to promptly go buy more of them! Have a good Saturday Karen!!

  122. Y. says:

    I love blush:) I think that neutrogena makes some pretty solid stuff: their mascaras, foundations and eyeliners are still my go to’s and affordable:)

  123. Andrea says:

    Hi Karen & Tabs! I just moved to a new apartment and I’m still unpacking. Ugh!

  124. Susan says:

    When I think of ‘blush’ I think of the word ‘pretty’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. peach says:

    Sonia kashuk for their brushes.

  126. Rebecca says:

    When I hear blush I think “AAARRGGGH!!!”
    I have sallow yellow skin, purple undereye circles, and red cheeks from rosacea. I can’t find a blush that doesn’t just accentuate all three problems.

  127. Margie says:

    Today I’m getting my hair and makeup done for my wedding trial so I’m way excited about that!

  128. maria says:

    wish i could swim well

  129. Kprice says:

    When you say “blush” I say yes please and come help me pick out the perfect color. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway and have a good weekend.

  130. Tina F. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway =D. I paint my nails religiously every week lol. Even though nail art is supposedly going out… I don’t believe that!

  131. Busola A says:

    I’m so excited aboutthe MAC Lychee Lux Lipglass and Mineralize concealer I decided to try today based on your reviews!

  132. Ashleigh says:

    I have visited the US many times and I love it!

  133. Cassandra says:

    Sigh. Turning 30 this coming Monday and really just want a redo. While I could totally slump in woe is me ville I have the knowledge that folks will most likely buy me gluten containing baked goods, and take me some place I don’t want to go. I should be happy about this but it just proves that many times birthdays are often about everyone but the person being celebrated. Anyway things seem okay with degree number two and needing to focus on doing the big leagues educationally. Guess it’s all more growing pains. What I do know is this the next 10 years will be what I MAKE them. I will remove the need for craptacular birthdays by being abroad during them and having perpetually nice lips and cheekbones (my favorite features) รฐลธหœล’

  134. Shannon W. says:

    Love that Spring is here snd can’t wait for it to warm up

  135. Laura says:

    I think I’ve been to 10 different countries, but I’m sure there are a few I’m missing.

  136. terrib says:

    love to swim!

  137. Carolyn N. says:

    I definitely need to do some traveling before I die!

  138. nicole says:

    I love blush! It’s one of my favorite makeup items

  139. Lennie says:

    Fell in love with Italy,would love to go back. Every time we listen to Bocelli , it takes us back. Have a great weekend. Arrivederci!

  140. Katrina says:

    I’m still waiting for our Spring warm up here in Michigan. I don’t think I can take much more cold!

  141. Nicole says:

    I paint my nails every 2-3 days.

  142. Amy L says:

    Thanks so much Karen for another great giveaway!

  143. Daniella says:

    I think I would be a hummingbird, so pretty and whimsical and gets to eat thousands and thousands of sugar calories a day ๐Ÿ˜€

  144. Petunia says:

    I need to travel more ๐Ÿ™‚

    Only been to 9 countries and a lot of Caribbean islands that belong to those countries.

  145. Lauren says:

    If I were a bird I would be a heron… because they’re cool…and underrated.

  146. becca says:


  147. Yukari says:

    I’m off to do some shopping at the drugstore! I might sneak in some of Benefit’s new colour collection if I’m under budget..!

  148. Liz says:

    When you say blush, my first thought was Nars.

  149. angela says:

    I would be an owl!

  150. Katie says:

    Caved and FINALLY bought Nars’ Laguna today. Seriously, how have I gone this long without the stuff?!

  151. sweeks1980 says:

    I usually paint my nails once a week. However, since starting my new job last fall, I’ve been very bad at keeping up with it.

  152. Brooke says:

    It’s snowingggg

  153. Rebecca H. says:

    I’m a cosmetic junkie and can’t get enough of all the new releases.

  154. Heidi says:

    I paint my nails semi-regularly. Once ever two weeks or so, with little touchups in between. I just found a couple of OPI polishes on sale today that I’d been eyeing for a while!

  155. Amanpreet says:

    Why do we have snow in March? :s

  156. mrsshukra says:

    Don’t paint nails!

  157. Lisa says:

    I used to live in Novato… boy do I miss it there. I’m in Pittsburgh now – wanna trade?

  158. Kaley Jamnik says:

    If I were a bird, I’d definitely be a bearded vulture. Have you seen those things?? They’re badass.

  159. Jasmine Hawkins says:

    when i adopt my cat this year,i’m gonna name him Garcia!

  160. Sheena says:

    I’m hungry! And I wore more makeup than usual today.

  161. Jaime says:

    I paint my nails CONSTANTLY – they just don’t seem to hold polish for more than a couple days before chips, regardless of base or top coat.

  162. Nancy says:

    Wow! With 50$ i Will try a good foundation and camo product. I really need more sun under my skin

  163. Sy says:

    I paint my nails about twice a month!

  164. Kelly m. says:

    I love DSW! I just wish the made more shoes with a wide width for people like me.

  165. eRiN says:

    I live in the US. I’ve been to Canada, England, Holland, and Italy, and drove through France and Belgium. I have much more traveling to do …

  166. MelodyJ says:

    I paint my nails once a week.

  167. Diane says:

    I just finished applying to all my colleges!

  168. Kristina says:

    I paint my nails once every one to two weeks

  169. Justine says:

    I’m an ok swimmer.

  170. Stephanie Smith says:

    I am loooooooving yellow right now!

  171. Solangel says:

    I’d like one ๐Ÿ™‚

  172. Karla says:

    I have NO idea how to swim! Lol too scared.
    I’m loving the stila ph convertible blush in color and hve only been to Mexico ๐Ÿ™

  173. Kayla says:

    I’ve been to six countries and would like to go to as many more as I can!

  174. I’m a horrible swimmer. Water has always frightened me. It probably didn’t help that my mom almost drowned when she was 2 and she’d always tell me that as we drove to swimming lessons…
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Deutschophile

  175. E$ beauty gangsta' name =) says:

    I love your blog! It’s my go to site even before I visit a make-up counter/store.

  176. Kim C. says:

    Maybelline mascaras are pretty underrated for how amazing and affordable they are.

  177. Lake says:

    Im having blush envy! I love all those colors you’ve got there.

  178. Jessie C. says:

    I’m an Ok swimmer, not as good as my sister.

  179. Jessie C. says:


  180. Nora says:

    I love spring!

  181. Emily says:

    Blush= need more Tarte.

  182. Maria J. says:

    When I think of the word “BLUSH” the first thing that comes to mind is when a cute boy is flirting with me.

  183. Jordan says:

    I think i’d be either a flamingo or a heron. Probably a heron since I don’t like really hot humid climates. I’d be ok as a buzzard too i think. Just as long as I”m not a bird that gets hunted or run over by cars I’d be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. Rie says:

    I used to be on swim team when I was younger, but now I only swim for fun! So excited for summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  185. Shana says:

    I’d love to be a toucan!!!

  186. Lori P says:

    If I were a bird, I would be the cardinal. Especially the males because they are such a bright, gorgeous red!

  187. Rachel says:

    i need a good concealer!!!!

  188. Rebecca says:

    blush = locking eyes with a super cute guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. Dude, I’m so jealous of your nice weather. Here in Denver we have almost a foot of snow. Now I know we need it, especially after last year’s awful fire season, but I could totally go for some sunshine. I’m feeling depressed…. but don’t worry, nothing a Sephora gift card can’t fix!!!

  190. Annie says:

    Okay, if I was a bird, I would have to be a Quetzal bird, they have the cutest little blushing cheeks and they are bright emerald. Secondly, my favorite blush in the entire world is Lancome Miel Glace and I wear it every single day. Much love from snowy Indiana!

  191. Maddie says:

    I would love winning this, i’m just starting my makeup collection and i’m obsessed with sephora รขโ„ขยก

  192. Charisma says:

    I paint my nails every 3-7 days! Now that I’m pregnant, I keep it to once a week or longer. Ideally, I change it when I see chipped nail polish.

  193. camille says:

    hi, karen! hope you’re planning a weekend hike! the man and i just got back from mt. charleston, and i’m SOOOOO exhausted! it was a nice hike, though! broke in my combat boots, so it looks like a pedicure is on the agenda for next week! hope you’re having a lovely nor*cal day!

  194. Amanda says:

    My favorite blush is probably TheBalm’s Frat Boy, although Too Faced’s Papa Don’t Peach and Tarte’s Peaceful are in a verrrry close second! I clearly love me some peachy corals.

  195. Chris says:

    I paint my nails every 3 days.

  196. michaela says:

    i lost basically all my makeup in an apt fire 6 weeks ago so if i win i’d buy stila stuff i lost

  197. stacy says:

    I have more makeup than I will ever be able to wear.

  198. jasmine says:

    I paint my nails about once a week and after day four I remove the polish and let my nails breathe a little bit.

  199. shellie says:

    I just cleaned a bunch today. And I think I need some sculpting powder. Lol

  200. noemii says:

    the dallas international film festival is in a couple of weeks & i’m looking forward to seeing The Brass Teapot. it’s not usually my cup of tea (ha), but it looks like it may be worth a watch!

  201. Maple says:

    I can’t wait for the spring trends this year!!!

  202. ANGEL says:

    Spring is a little late in Canada!

  203. Clemence says:

    So glad the weather has been nice where I live- I am so ready for spring!

  204. Jaclyn Reynolds says: Tweeted! ๐Ÿ™‚ follower- @jaclynfett

  205. May says:

    Hello new Spring makeup!

  206. Jessica J says:

    I can’t wait for spring!

  207. julia says:

    I am currently trying to keep my face as still as possible as i have a mud-mask on it… who knew this things could get so rock hard!

  208. Vanessa says:

    I think Revlon and Rimmel don’t get enough credit. Revlon has great lip colors — great texture, wear-time, pigmentation (some are meant to be sheer). They also have a great range of colors, though I do wish they had more violets.

    Rimmel actually has some quality eye shadow. I found the ones I bought soft and finely milled. Maybe a bit of fall-out, but that’s it. Hard to argue when the cost — what? — $3?

  209. lisa says:

    Hi Karen,
    I love your writing and photography. Your blog brightens up my day!

  210. kat says:

    really want to get Nars Orgasm for this Spring/Summer look!

  211. MusicaNLAlma says:

    I am 1st generation american, from south and central american parents, have no asian decent but but in love with all things asian especially the food. Love my some kimchi and bok choy kimchi… yum! And i use to be a good swimmer ages ago :D. have a great weekend! —‘–@

  212. aclearcutsign says:

    There’s nothing better than one’s birthday falling on a weekend — yay!

  213. Sicily stump says:

    If I were a bird, I’d be a great heron

  214. Tania G says:

    I can’t wait for spring. It is so cold here where i live with no promise of warmer weather any time soon.

  215. Katie F says:

    I’m a pretty good swimmer. I grew up on the coast in Southern California, so my parents took me to swimming lessons to make sure I was safe at the beach. I still love to swim in the ocean – it’s usually the first thing I do when I visit my parents (weather permitting). No lakes though, I’m afraid of flesh-eating bacteria and they always seem scummy somehow.

  216. Benita says:

    I’m afraid of water, so I do not know how to swim.

  217. Clara N. says:

    When you say that word “blush”, I would think of my crush. I would always blush when I tried to make a conversation with him.. >.>

  218. Lynn says:

    I would be a tucan, sitting around in the tropics eating fruits

  219. Christine says:

    I totally need a gift card so I can go to Sephora and pick up the NARS Orgasm blush! I tried it out at the store the other day and it’s as beautiful as everyone says it is! I need to own it.

  220. Morgan says:

    When you say blush, I think of like a victorian era girl with super flushed cheeks that the other ladies are jealous of, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  221. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I’m still waiting for my crocuses to come up once the snow’s all gone. I can’t wait to see green!! We had another 9″ of snow the other day. The guys across the street made the biggest snowman I’ve ever seen. It was over 8 feet tall and they used a ladder to put it together.

  222. Elly says:

    I try to paint my toenails somewhat regularly (especially since I’ve been collecting polishes recently, whoops), but almost never paint my fingernails…it just looks too weird for me to see bright colors when I’m waving my hands around talking!

  223. Chi Nguyen says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!!! :”) I’ve been wanting to try some Too Faced La Creme lipstick since forever ๐Ÿ˜ก

  224. Tina says:

    I’m a pretty good swimmer. I grew up having a pool most of my childhood and we just had a pool put in 3 years ago. I love the water and can’t imagine a summer without it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  225. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I could swim to stay afloat but it doesnt really look too good ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. Jenny D says:

    Been a long, expensive week! Glad to be home.

  227. Aimly says:

    Long-time lurker, first time commenter! If I were a bird, I would be a toucan.

  228. Larie says:

    I paint my nails maybe once a week? Don’t have the patience to do it more often!
    Larie recently posted … The Thursday Post

  229. Evelyn says:

    I am not a very good swimmer. :S

  230. Everett says:

    I paint my nails about every three days but it helps that I can do it while working at my awesome call center job!

  231. Becky says:

    Aloha world

  232. Shelly says:

    I paint my nails at least once a week. I feel “naked” if I don’t. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Karen!

  233. Kalma says:

    Every concealer and foundation breaks me out :/

  234. Khadine says:

    When you say the word “blush,” the first thing that comes to mind is NARS! :)….hopefully I get to pick up one of their blushes (and maybe a lipstick) when I win the $50 Sephora gift card ;)…Thanks for the giveaway!

  235. Lucia says:

    Hi Karen,
    I am a good swimmer, probably that is why I don’t know which bird I want to be??? Probably a parrot, love parrots in the wild though, they are smart and live foooreveeeer, and monogamous.
    I visited 10 countries, mostly in South America.
    Don’t buy much makeup, mostly lipsticks and blushes (we are similar in skin color), and I never ventured in the drugstore realm…I know.
    Thanks for the contest, and send my regards to Tabs.

  236. Missy M says:

    I don’t paint my nails nearly enough considering how frequently I buy new nail polishes

  237. Sandy says:

    I love traveling!!!! Used to travel alot when I lived in London. Now that I moved to Canada I find it very hard to travel as everywhere is just so far apart! Miss my day trips to Paris ๐Ÿ™

  238. Emi says:

    I love Laura Mercier makeup! Definitely underrated!

  239. Annaham says:

    I only paint my nails once every few months!

  240. Lorraine says:

    paint my nails about twice a week. unless its been a hard week. then more. Revlon most underrated affordable brand

  241. Melissa says:

    Hope I win this time รฐลธหœยบ

  242. Janice Cooper says:

    Not a good swimmer. I took swimming lessons when I was a child and too this day can’t swim. Thank you for this great giveaway. I would love to win so I can get some Coach Poppy perfume ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. Lelebird says:

    When someone mentions blush I always think of my mother or grandmother who would always wear way too much and as a kid I vowed to never wear blush. I was always that girl who wore bronzer. White white sun kissed skin until one day recently I was getting a complimentary makeover and the lady at the Guerlain counter insisted on putting some blush on me … grimacing inside I decided to go with it & am happy I did. Funny how it took me until almost 30 to agree to it. I guess it’s all about the application and not the type of makeup persay!

  244. Janice Cooper says:

    I follow you on twitter @disneyfan40 and tweeted:

  245. Samma says:

    My boyfriend’s grandma makes kick ass lasagna

  246. Tiffany says:

    I finally found a lipstain that doesn’t dry out my lips-josie maran magic markers!

  247. Jessica says:

    Just came back from a hockey game, my beloved habs lost! But I did win fan of the game so that was a plus!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  248. Regina says:

    Been to many countries but my favorite will always be America! ๐Ÿ™‚ San Francisco and Vegas are my two favorite cities!

  249. Andrea says:

    I just tried the Lancรƒยดme Hypnose Drama mascara for the first time today and I think I like it.

  250. marlena says:

    I’m not a very good swimmer; I can do basic strokes when I’m in shape.

  251. Grace says:

    Blushbaby comes to mind!

  252. stacy s says:

    Bought MAC Springsheen yesterday to update my Spring look. I am also a sucker for coral blush on my NC35 skin. I know Sephora doesn’t sell MAC but I am POSITIVE I could find more goodies to welcome Spring before Summer melts it away here in Texas.

  253. jane says:

    definitely need some new spring makeup!

  254. Melissa F says:

    Wet n Wild

  255. Sarah W says:

    When I hear blush I always think pink first! And I always paint my toenails, but never my fingernails; I’m a biter ๐Ÿ™

  256. mn says:

    I am so ready for spring.

  257. Sydney D says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! When you say blush I think of someone blushing, not very creative, lol.

  258. Martella says:

    Tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder today at Sephora after reading your article and fell in love with it!

  259. Colleen says:

    Blush=Nars. I also think of cute guys (always worth blushing over), light pink shirts, and a random L’Oreal stick blush I owned called Ripe Plum. (To this day I use stick blush albeit Nars Malibu.)
    Colleen recently posted … Random J.Crew tee shirt porn

  260. mariella says:

    tarte amazonian clay in blissful! รขโ„ขยฅ

  261. Tammy S. says:

    I’m totally procrastinating right here.

  262. Stephanie G says:

    I paint my nails once a week.

  263. christine says:

    I keep my toenails painted but rarely my fingernails because they chip too easily.

  264. Sandra G says:

    I’ve been to Indonesia once, but that doesn’t count because I was around 3 years old. That was like, 16 years ago!
    A place I REALLY want to visit is the UK!

  265. Emily says:

    i often wonder why birds dont go to nice places when they can fly anywhere they want, and then i ask myself the same question

  266. Mel Layesen says:

    I was at Target today trying to decide whether or not I should buy a Maybelline gel liner. Then I remembered that I have midterms to study for, and I wouldn’t have time to experiment with my makeup for the next two weeks. Also, that I should be saving up for an iPhone and for paying said iPhone’s bills. SIGH.

    This e-gift card would really help with my makeup adventures ๐Ÿ˜‰

  267. Nicole says:

    Spring means its time for me to clean up my house. Too much time indoors means to much has gotten cluttered around me. Is it bad i still have Xmas wrapping paper sitting outside my closet?! Um, yeah!

  268. Liz says:

    I’m running low on liquid liner ๐Ÿ™ A Sephora gift card for a new Stila pen would help so much!

  269. BooBooNinja says:

    Do you watch the tv show, Scandal? I discovered it today and am a huge fan!

  270. Viktoria says:

    On easter holiday. Sun and -5 oc outside. Lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰

  271. Jamie says:

    Have you tried Drew Barrymore’s new makeup line, Flower Beauty? I just bought a mascara & eyeshadow creme yesterday & cannot wait to try it!

  272. Bonnie says:

    I try to paint my nails about once a week.

  273. Kate Williamson says:

    Happy Weekend!

  274. JEANNE says:

    I think the brands ELF and Physician’s Formula are underrated. They’re extremely affordable and I like a lot of their stuff.

  275. Jae says:

    I *love* baseball season!! Goooooo Giants!! =D

  276. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    I never paint my nails,why I don’t know.I have several bottles of nail polish from beauty boxes in really weird colors.Latest one I got is grey !If I were a bird,I think I would like to be a hawk or falcon.I think they are really cool.

  277. Erin says:

    I’ve been trying to expand my collection of face and cheek colors recently, and my favorite low price point product that I’ve found is the Sonia Kashuk Goddess bronzer, while my favorite higher price point product is Benefit Sugarbomb. Loving them!

  278. shalini says:

    I really want to buy some good quality makeup brushes but not able to decide whether to go for coastal scents brushes or bhcosmetics one?

  279. milagros says:

    i paint my nails almost every week because i would like to use my nail polishes at least once. ๐Ÿ˜€

  280. Joy says:

    I’m don’t swim well but I do love water sports ๐Ÿ™‚

  281. Kiara says:

    Ooh love to travel! I’ve been to 12 countries so far: New Zealand, Tahiti, Rapa Nui, Cook Islands, Palau, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Guam, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. Clearly I don’t get out of the Pacific much…but hey, what else can you expect from a Hawaii girl? ๐Ÿ™‚

  282. Marija Agatonovic says:

    Happy Sunday everyone! :-*

  283. Laila says:

    I am considering to buy Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic. I am confused whether it will suit me or not. I have light medium skin tone with awful dark circles.
    Or should I buy The Balm Timebalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer? :S

  284. Joy says:

    Penguin! I love the cold and water. ๐Ÿ™‚

  285. Divya Asha says:

    Hi Karen,
    If I were a bird, I would have been very happy, all the time flying & enjoying life. But since I’m a woman, I’m facing a lot of problems in my life. Hate this life ๐Ÿ™

  286. Reka says:

    I am addicted to blushes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. Xenia says:

    Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  288. Stephanie Hodges says:

    I live on an island. Seriously! E-gift cards are the only way to shop!! xo Steph

  289. I’m going to italy this summer, dont know where exactly yet, and then to ireland for 2 weeks to see my first boyfriend ever I had when i was 14! im so excited I havent seen him in years!!

  290. Jennifer says:

    I have finally discovered lipstick after all these years of being a gloss addict. Lord help me.

  291. dena says:

    I cannot say enough about how much I love I love getting the box of designer beauty samples (although I’ve received full size products plenty of times!) every month! Its like a special little gift to myself every month. I also love sharing all of my awesome beauty treats with my friends! Love it!

  292. R says:

    I wish the weather was a little warmer here and spring would finally come! I celebrated my 30th birthday a few days ago, and feel like a spring baby should have spring weather!

  293. Suzette says:

    Best beach I went to – El Nido – Philippines.

  294. Mandy says:

    Love the picture in this blogpost! Beautiful blushes ๐Ÿ™‚

  295. Ana Olson says:

    I have visited 6 countries – in May, I’ll add 4 to the list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  296. Carly says:

    Love your blog!

  297. Bonnie says:

    You are definitely one of the most generous bloggers out there! Love your enthusiasm and professionalism that is always very apparent in all your posts. Thank you for your hard work Karen!

  298. BB says:

    Happy Spring!

  299. Sylvia says:

    Well, I haven’t traveled much, but would like to. When I hear the word blush I am embarrassed to say the first word I thought of was more! I’ve always loved all the colors of makeup, but especially blush.

  300. Wendy Young says:

    When is spring getting here??

  301. Danice says:

    This would be so exciting, to win! Have a marvelous day ๐Ÿ™‚

  302. E. says:

    When I hear the word “blush,” I think: central. I often like to make it the dominant feature of my makeup look. Minimal eye makeup, neutral lips, and bright cheeks.

  303. Mariana says:

    I’d love to get that gift card, maybe to get new brushes. Or a face mask. Or a new palette. Or replace my mascara. Or a new face mask. I already said that. Maybe a new bronzer? Winter hasn’t been very nice to my face. Maybe a new palette. Maybe I’d just camp at Sephora waiting to decide on what to get.

  304. Alexis D. says:

    If I was a a bird, I would be a dodo bird! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  305. Miranda says:

    Been having so much fun changing up my makeup+wardrobe for springtime! If only the weather where I live would catch up… ๐Ÿ™

  306. Lisa says:

    I love swimming! I’ve been injured though, and I haven’t been in the pool for a few weeks. I really miss it!

  307. Heather says:

    If I were a bird, I’d either be a colorful parrot,or I’d be a sweet cooing dove.

  308. Rosa says:

    I paint my nails about once a week.

  309. Julie says:

    Spring sets off my allergies, thus avoiding painting my nails for fear of making things worse

  310. Jennifer Pham says:

    Two underrated, but quality brands = Prestige & Palladio! Prestige’s total intensity eyeliners are amazing. Same with Palladio’s eyeshadow quads!

  311. chibicheeks says:

    Have a great weekend!

  312. Denise says:

    I’m not sure if we’ll ever get Spring here. There’s still snow on the ground.

  313. Barbara says:

    Had some hand surgery so I haven’t painted my nails since January. Will finally get to do them this week!

  314. I love makeup so much it hurts! LOL

  315. G says:

    I definitely don’t paint my nails often enough! There was a time when not only would I sport a weekly manicure, I’d also paint on elaborate nail art! The advent of moving, commuting, and other hobbies means that my perfectly polished days have taken a backseat. Such is life! ๐Ÿ™‚

  316. Andee says:

    My dad learned how to swim in the Pacific Ocean, but yet I have no idea how to even float in a pool!

  317. MarCgb says:

    I love the springtime! and the raindrops on the window. The make up colors are brilliant.

  318. Arianna says:

    I’ve been trying so long to win a giveaway!

  319. ann says:

    just finished painting my nails!!

  320. Lelacarolina says:

    The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of blush is brush! So utilitarian…

  321. Sakura says:

    The most under-rated makeup brand is Neutrogena. Their foundations and facial skin treatments are much better than more highly rated brands.

  322. Kristen says:

    18 countries, I think. I’m an Army brat, so there may be more I have forgotten about or was too young to remember!

  323. Lisa H. says:

    I’m not a good swimmer, but I love to play in the water.

  324. Cynthia F. says:

    My most memorable picnic was when my husband surprised me on my birthday with a giant basket and took me to a secluded lake shore in Glacier National Park. He said that after 11 years of marriage, he figured it was time he did something super cheesy for me. It was perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

  325. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen!!!

    Finally decides to come out of the shadows and comment!

    And what I will tell you about myself is……. I am currently obsessed with the song Hands Clean by Alanis Morissette! *dance dance*

  326. Kay says:

    My cat wakes me up to be feed if I over sleep :/

  327. Diane says:

    Most memorable picnic–when my husband proposed 13 yrs ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  328. Dee (and Maitai) says:

    If I was a bird, I would probably want to be a parrot. One that talks, so I can say witty comebacks.

  329. Daysse says:

    I visited Italy last summer .

  330. Tamtamu says:

    Sephoraaaaa:)))) I would love a gift card:)))

  331. Jennifer S says:

    I had my eyebrows waxed yesterday. The time before that was in October of 2011 :/

  332. @Sandwelch says:

    I’m so glad it’s nice and sunny today. I’m going rollerblading for the first time in YEARS and I’m really excited.

  333. Justin says:

    I’m not a strong swimmer, but I’d love to spend the summer becoming a better one.

  334. Kris says:

    Blush: I’ve tried many, but keep going back to NARS Orgasm

  335. Connie says:

    I am ready for summer! Hot weather, swimming And getting tan

  336. Mariee says:

    I’m going to the movies today to see Olympus Has Fallen today, can’t wait!

  337. Pamela says:

    Those blushes look so pretty! Have a great spring weekend!

  338. Kylie says:

    I try not to use nail polish too much because my nails are so weak and brittle that nail polish just kills my nails. They start to peel, look cracked and dry, and they break so easily. :'( I only wear nail polish for special events. And sadly, I have so many bottles of nail polish too. Haha!

  339. Ldubs says:

    Blush makes me think of Julia Roberts in steel magnolias: “my colors are blush and bashful”

  340. Felicia says:

    Love your blog, especially the reviews! ๐Ÿ™‚

  341. Jody says:

    Apparently, according to my friend, I’d be a golden finch.

  342. almerinda says:

    I enjoy swimming but don`t know how to very well ๐Ÿ™

  343. Melody says:

    I would definitely be a hummingbird ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a pretty good swimmer, decent I guess. I think my cheeks. My cheeks are always pink and it’s super annoying. I paint my nails every week or two weeks!

  344. Alexis says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog. Boots products are amazing and don’t get the attention in US that they deserve.

  345. ReneeP says:

    I can’t remember whether or not I left a comment!

  346. Chelsea says:

    I’ve visited 20 countries! 19 of those were in one trip, and I’m including the Vatican City in there since it technically is it’s own country ๐Ÿ™‚

  347. maria says:

    I love Sephora! Need new products!

  348. Hope says:

    When I hear the word blush I always think of the rosy little glow I get after making love with my honey….

  349. Mari says:

    I’m a good swimmer, but just not really into it.

  350. GB says:

    Spring hasn’t arrived in Indiana yet…we’re expect 6-10 inches of snow by Monday morning.

  351. Alix says:

    SO excited for spring, my favorite season!

  352. Eva says:

    Ahh, you’re talking about spring, but here, it’s snowing. And here I was thinking that spring was here at last because a couple of days ago, I was able to go running dressed in only two layers…

  353. Kelsey says:

    Here in Minnesota we still have TONS of snow. I am so ready for spring! Thanks for the contest!

  354. Angel says:

    I want the Nars Orgasm!

  355. Nora says:

    When is spring coming??

  356. Emily A says:

    My birthday is on Tuesday. *hint hint*

  357. Brenda says:

    No swimming for me….I hate wet hair!

  358. Brenda says:

    what’s your favorite nyx blush?

  359. Justene says:

    I absolutely love how you have organized your blog! It is such a magical mix of makeup and cats, super fabulous.

  360. Amannda says:

    Hahaha T-Money is awesome! I love Sephora and I love MBB!

  361. emilee says:

    I dont have twitter but if I did Id tots tweet this giveaway. I paint my nails once a week, love nail polish but hate painting my nails.

  362. Jamie C. says:

    I don’t paint my nails that often as I should because I am right handed and it is quite difficult to paint my right hand and I almost always have to ask someone in my household to help me.

  363. Lulle says:

    If I were a bird, I’d like to be a humming bird during the day and an owl at night ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lulle recently posted … Nail candies

  364. Clare says:

    I never used to paint my nails, but now that’s I’ve finally managed to stop biting them, it’s a nice treat to show them off! I’m wearing a really deep forest green by FACE Stockholm right now:)

  365. Julie Greenwood says:

    Most underrated inexpensive makeup brands? So many. For eyes, I have great luck with Almay, Rimmel makes some great lip glosses, Maybelline mascaras do the trick.

  366. carolina B says:

    Oh, so glad you refered Blushes since they are my latest obsession. I want so bad to have Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush! I’m such a sucker for cute packaging.
    Oh, i’m from Portugal, i’ve only visited 3 countries so far and my birthday is on the 10th of April. I wish i could go to Japan around the date of my birthday to see the Cherry Blossom Season!

  367. Danielle Broderick says:

    There’s a winter storm watch advisory in my area the next couple of days:/ I wish it was nice. I just want it to be warm!! :'(

  368. virginie says:

    If I were a bird, I would be an eagle!!!! And if I win, I would love to purchase my first Hourglass ambiant light powder ;-))))))

  369. Allie says:

    I’m so tired of cold weather that I have bought tons of new bikinis. Hoping Mother Nature will take the hint.

  370. Kristen says:

    I paint my nails at least twice a week. Partially, it’s because I have super weak nails that break easily, and partially it’s because I have a nail polish obsession that leaves me bored with whatever is on my nails. Especially when I have so many options. I’m currently wearing Zoya Blaze, which is SO interesting that I’ve yet to become bored!

  371. Hayley says:

    I AM DYING to run outside, but here in the northeast, we’re still getting snow! I know, I know, I can wear layers, but I like feeling “light” when I go running. Hope your Sunday is relaxing, Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  372. Caitlin G-H says:

    I am trying to write a 20 page essay and only have 5 pages! BooOO!

  373. Abigail says:

    I paint my nails once a week.

  374. Deborah K. says:

    I love your beautiful nature photos! I just wish spring would hurry up and get to Michigan!

  375. Aelyn says:

    I haven’t visited many but I want to travel the world some day.

  376. Tina says:

    I’ve been sneezing all day today!

  377. Christy says:

    I’ve never left the country, but I hope to change that on my honeymoon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  378. Sandy says:

    Karen, you’re a mind reader. NARS blushes have been on my mind all week!

  379. Shayna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve had so much fun reading the back posts on your blog this week! I destroyed my leg this week (it has internal stitches and 13 staples in it currently) so I’ve had a lot of time to catch up. Give Tabs a treat for me!

  380. Erin says:

    Love your blog so much. It is by far the best makeup blog on the web. Happy Spring!

  381. saffron says:

    I just discovered an Inglot counter near me and this stuff was awweesome, but hell if they didn’t glitter up half the shadows. I loves me some glitter, but it should be an option, not the rule. Like, make your shadows shadows, and give me a pot of glitter to slap all over everything and we’re good.

  382. Angie says:

    I am not a good swimmer ๐Ÿ™ but I am a good dancer!

  383. Sophie says:

    It’s a really nice day in the city today.

  384. Sarah says:

    I paint my nails about two times a week. Mainly because my work as an early childhood educator has me washing my hands constantly and no matter what I do my polish tends to get tip wear or chipping. Currently wearing OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls with Lush Lacquer’s Clowning Around on top. It’s a fun neon glitter and my first indie nail polish purchase. Love it!

  385. Wayne says:

    It’s been cold since Spring sprung in the Toronto-area. Was quite warm the week before. Weird.

  386. Jenn says:

    Yay giveaways!

  387. Sue C. says:

    When I hear the word “blush” I think NARS – so many pretty colors!

  388. Jenn says:

    I can’t swim, but I can sink!

  389. Melody says:

    I’d love to buy a Naked palette with the gift card!

  390. Lexi says:

    I was just thinking about how often I paint my nails. I’m thinking twice a week. It’s hard to want to do it through- takes away from furry cuddle time!!!

  391. Sara says:

    I want to try Clinique’s quickliner.

  392. Megan says:

    I paint my nails about one a week. I never used to be a nail polish girl but something changed within the past year!

  393. Lindsay says:

    Love, love, love your blog! Now I’m off to paint my nails a bright, springy color (despite all the snow here in Colorado!)

  394. jea says:

    BLUSH. the many shades of color to help hide my fat cheeks! BLUSH.

  395. christine says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I’ve tried to cut back on changing my nail polish because I want my nails to become healthier.

  396. Anne says:

    I love your blog! I lived in Cali. Currently residing in TX. I’ve even to 9 countries while living in Europe as a child/teen. I love meeting new people & making long lasting friendships! Take care!

  397. Tennyoceres says:

    Now that the weather has finally warmed up I can finally break out colored eyeliners. I need more of them though.

  398. Helen Stockwell says:

    I will never buy anything from Sears again after they cancelled their appt on me this weekend for no reason.

  399. Kristen says:

    Blush?! Well, Orgasm of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  400. jess says:

    The first thing I thought of when you said blush was sex! lol.

  401. Rosemarie says:

    Happy Spring!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  402. Supriya says:

    When I think of blush and spring/summer, I think of bronzer!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  403. Selena says:

    I’ve had this fever for just about two weeks now; it’s kind of ruined my spring break and all this uncharacteristically nice weather ๐Ÿ™ Here’s to hoping I win this giveaway! It would certainly get me through this whole ordeal a lot easier.

  404. Lauren ( OnlyOneLoLo ) says:

    I wish “spring” was actually here. Still 30deg in the morning in NC!!

  405. Jacy says:

    I love spring makeup…I am stocking up on corals especially this year. Orange has always been my favourite color and I would die for 50 dollars to spend at Sephora on new spring makeup collections!!

  406. Dorothy says:

    So awesome how you’re having this giveaway! I love the picture you used for this because IT’S ALL NARS <3 If I win I would most definitely spend it all on their products because I'm die hard NARS fanatic (: Fingers crossed

  407. prachi says:

    I try to paint my nails as much as I can. It’d funny that u mention blush cuz lately I am into blush a lot

  408. Grace says:

    This looks fun. Sephora’s pretty awesome, and gift cards are even better.

  409. Maribel says:

    I love winding down on a Sunday night but I hate knowing that I’m only a few hours away from Monday morning.

  410. Faiza says:

    I am so ready for spring to finally get here! I want to be able to start using my nude nail polishes (my favs).

  411. Chelsea says:

    My sister turned me on to your site and I absolutely love it. Keep up the amazing work!

  412. Kim says:

    I do not paint my nails as much as I want to because they chip too easily when I am working. Which is where I have been all day.. Hooray for money making.

  413. Steph says:

    I’ve only been to the US and of course Canada, but I’d love to visit other countries.
    Steph recently posted … Spring Wishlist: Annabelle, NARS, Femme Fatale, Milani, etc!

  414. PiratePigg Caitlin says:

    I’m from the US, and I’ve visited all of Britain (Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales) and Ireland. And let me tell you, the food as AMAZING, except for the deluge of potatoes LOL. In Ireland, I even went to a pub in the middle of a POTATO FIELD. So it’s not a stereotype.

  415. Norma Salgado says:

    When I hear “blush” I think of my first kiss.

  416. Brittany says:

    Just stumbled across this awesome little blog of yours! Adding it to my bookmarks riiight meow! ๐Ÿ™‚ Speaking of meow… I have an adorable cat named Zoe! <3

  417. elizabeth says:

    swimming was my sport as a kid! i love to swim ๐Ÿ™‚

  418. Hillary says:

    I USED to be a good swimmer… I should get back into it!

  419. alice says:

    Lately I began to love NARS blushes. Nars Nico ROCKS.

  420. Joanne says:

    I can manage to stay afloat for the most part, but that’s about it.

  421. alexis says:

    i am watching the sixth season of dexter at the moment. i am obsessed!

  422. Erika Valencia says:

    If I were a bird I’d be a peacock รฐลธหœฦ’รฐลธหœฦ’รฐลธหœฦ’

  423. Caitlyn says:

    Fish are friends. Not food.

  424. JMay says:

    I have visited 4 countries!

  425. My favorite season is summer and I live for the warm weather and the beach. My best vacations have been in Cape Cod, MA and Bermuda. I wish I could go back this summer!
    Amanda, the Nail Polish Enthusiast recently posted … High Vault-age & Vintage Lulu

  426. Nat M says:

    So happy Tarina Taratino relaunched makeup items! Best eyeliners ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  427. Kristina says:

    This weekend was cold out of nowhere! I can’t wait for spring to hit my town!

  428. Janet says:

    I’ve only been to two countries Canada, and Japan. I would love to visit more places someday!

  429. Alicia says:

    I have only visited two countries besides my home country…so, not a lot (yet)!

  430. I’ve only been to 1 other country! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  431. Andrea Darst says:

    I’m so sick of winter and desperately want spring weather to get here to Wisconsin!!

  432. Natalie says:

    Hey Karan,
    I am going through school and cant really afford to have new makeup right now. this blog has gotten me soooo excited about spring I would spend it on the benefit cha-cha tint. It’s the perfect coral!!!!
    me and my love for makeup i can’t afford…. hahaha

  433. Natalie says:

    When I hear “blush” I think “Nars”, is that corny? I think it its corny. I paint my nails as often as I can. Ideally every few days. But really every few weeks.

  434. Mags says:

    Visited China, Japan, Thailand, and Ireland. Lived in South Korea for 2 years!

  435. BunnyHeffner says:

    I just recently discovered your blog and I love it! You are always so fun and positive!

  436. annette says:

    My cat and I are watching monk.

  437. Ondina says:

    Still cold, cloudy, and windy in my neck of the woods! Ugh, come on Spring! Forecast has sunshine Thursday and Friday though, yay!

  438. Bridget says:

    I just bought tickets for me and my best friend for a 3 hour walking chocolate tour thru Chicago..Yummmm cant wait to do it!! We just need warmer weather…

  439. MK says:

    This post reminded me that I’ve been meaning to splurge on a new Nars blush or two, so I just placed an online sephora order ๐Ÿ™‚

  440. Courtney says:

    Watching lots of snow fall & dreaming of spring color! New makeup would be just the thing.

  441. marissa m says:

    I hope to visit italy one day it seems like such a beautiful country. I have not been to any other countries.

  442. Jean says:

    This dry air up in the bay is making my skin so dry! Brutal!!

  443. Ebru M says:

    I hate doing my taxes ugh! But almost done so i should not complain ๐Ÿ™‚

  444. rosy c says:

    Just finished an at home mani and already ruined one nail….ughh! More time to read this blog while I fix my nail.:)

  445. brittany says:

    just had the CRAZIEST night at work!

  446. Anna says:

    Well, I wanna win!

  447. Terri says:

    I loved the teal shoes in your post. You have inspired me to get a bright pair of sandals this spring.

  448. Laurel says:

    I paint my nails about every other day!

  449. Christine says:


  450. Lillian omari says:

    You have inspired me to go shoe shopping. I read your post about your trip to DSW I saw a lot of cute shows definitely making a trip there this week.

  451. Jessm says:

    Just saw your shoe post. I love the shoes you bought ill have to go to dsw to find them!

  452. Saba says:

    I LOVE this BLOG!!!! you are great!

  453. Stephanie says:

    When I hear the word “blush,” I think “Orgasm.” Is that bad?

  454. Wenz says:

    I love swimming, I used to do it competitively all through high school! I love water (period) whether its rain, beach, shower, bath, river, lake…aaahhhh

  455. Tran says:

    I can’t swim very well, but I wouldn’t drown if you threw me into a body of water!

  456. Jennifer Dysart says:

    i don’t swim well, but I can float an paddle around on my back ๐Ÿ™‚

  457. Deena says:

    *Sigh* Ever been frustrated with the job hunting process? As much as I’d like to crawl into bed right now, I have to finish these tedious applications.

  458. Vanessa F says:

    I paint my finger nails every weekend. I hate having even a little bit of chipped nail polish so I use Seche Vite top coat and base coat for long wearing manis. I do my toes every 2-3 weeks. Never a bare nail!

  459. anne says:

    If I could be any kind of tree, I would be a birch tree.

  460. Jean says:

    I have only been to 4 different countries — I definitely want to visit more!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  461. amanda j. says:

    would love to hit up sephora! haven’t in a long while ๐Ÿ˜€

  462. Melissa S. says:

    Someday, I’d love to have a stone cottage overgrown with vines, and surrounded by a little fence like the one around Bag End in Lord of the Rings. I’d furnish it minimally, but I’d definitely want a clawfoot tub. And somewhere nearby, I would plant a willow tree. That is my dream home ^.^

  463. ali says:

    love shopping at sephora

  464. Amanda says:

    Never take Benadryl when you’re dehydrated!

  465. AmyD says:

    i think i got a bad tube of becca guava beach tint, it’s all liquidy ๐Ÿ™

  466. Denese says:

    Thank you for a great giveaway!! Lots of hugs from Hawaii:-)

  467. Rozae says:

    I try to paint my nails twice a week!

  468. Cristina says:

    I want to get something from Dior!

  469. Audrey H. says:

    When you say blush I think I need to get back into wearing blush. I use to love it but they never lasted long on me so I gave up on wearing them. I should try again since my skin isnt as oily as it use to be. Thanks for the giveaway!

  470. Annie says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. What comes to mind when someone says blush is Frivole Joues Contraste. It’s such a lovely color and it can be for a lot of different looks.

  471. D says:

    My favourite blush at the moment is The Balm Cabana Boy. It’s a lovely blush in a gorgeous flattering shade and the cheeky 50s comic-style packaging always makes me laugh!

  472. Evelyn says:

    รฐลธหœยณ <– Is it sad that I thought about the emoji when you asked about "blush"

  473. irini says:

    I am a good enough swimmer.

  474. MELANIE says:

    I would loooove this! I’ve been eyeing all of the new summer palettes!

  475. Kasey says:

    When I think of blush I think of warmth, beauty and happiness! I would loveee to win a gift card ๐Ÿ™‚

  476. Brenna says:

    I was born in South Korea, and was adopted by an Irish family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. I’ve been to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Canada. When I think of blusher, I think of warmth, color, and a perk to the skin. I LOVE peach and coral blushes. They look nice on my tanned skin tone (NC42-NC44.) I would love to win a gift card so I can give it to my mother. ๐Ÿ™‚

  477. Nancy Reid says:

    Even though there have been some recent accidents my fave way to travel is my cruise ship!

  478. Melissa says:

    Fingers crossed i win – love your blog!

  479. Carol B says:

    Hi Karen ~ I’m a better pool floater than I am a swimmer. Give me a pool lounger, a pool & sun and I’m very happy to watch the others exerting themselves swimming!! Heck, I’ll even cheer them on!

  480. Mintgreen says:

    Swimming is one of the only physical activities I do well. Water is a great equalizer.

  481. Leigh says:

    OHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASE. For the love of the great and wonderful Tabls PLEASE!

  482. Sylvia says:

    Can’t wait for IMATS NYC!

  483. Aida says:

    I hope to one day be able to go anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere so I can see with my own eyes the beautiful arm of our Milky Way galaxy that’s clearly visible there in the night sky, just like I see in a lot of the pictures on my favorite phone app, Astronomy Picture of the Day (I’m an astronomy enthusiast).

  484. lara says:

    what a fun giveaway! i could get some nice spring stuff at sephora!

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