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

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

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


Hello, friend! It’s nice to see you this morning. πŸ™‚

We made it to another weekend, and you did a great job, by the way. Someone should tell you that.

I just finished my breakfast (buttered toast with guava jelly), and now I’m gonna go get changed for a run.

I haven’t exercised since Monday or Tuesday of this week, and it’s buggin’ the heck out of me. I mean to every day, but then time gets away from me. You know how it is, blah, blah, blah…

After that, who knows? El Hub and I have been talking about planning a trip somewhere, so maybe we’ll do that. Kauai or Maui, maybe Florida or somewhere else warm. We’ll see.

I also want to go look at bird-feeders at the hardware store for Tabs. I could hang one from the awning above the back deck. I love birds, and Tabs does too…although for different reasons, of course.

Please have a wonderful weekend, okay? Do something fun! Seriously, you deserve a break. People need breaks to recharge.

Before you go, take a moment to enter this weekend’s giveaway. You, Sephora, $50? It only takes a quick comment and maybe also a tweet (for a second entry). Full details down below.

Good luck. Talk to you soon.

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. πŸ™‚ 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, have you ever taken a bubble bath? What’s your favorite fruit? Do you regularly line your eyes? What are you wearing on your nails? Do you have a green thumb? Do you have highlights in your hair? When was the last time you wore a scrunchie? — 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, April 7, 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 winners are @KneesandToews! Congratulations @KneesandToews! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. el says:

    I love your blog Karen! You are adorable πŸ™‚

  2. Isabel says:

    My favorite fruit is probably mangoes. I love ambrosia apples as well!

  3. Kel-Belle says:

    Mint green on my nails – hello spring!

  4. Lauren says:

    I don’t know how things are where you are, but i’m so over this marine layer in the mornings!
    Lauren recently posted … EOTD 4-3-13

  5. Alison says:

    Thanks for the positive vibes and encouragement! I’m wearing Essie’s Tart Deco, and it’s growing on me!

  6. Pam says:

    I have Essie’s Buy Me a Cameo on my nails.

  7. Ceci says:

    I bought the Sonia kashuk chic luminosity duo in glisten after reading your review. The color is very pretty!

  8. shalini says:

    I am broke this month πŸ™‚

  9. Melissa says:

    Started off the weekend good, saw Jurassic Park in 3D, one of my favorite childhood movies!

  10. Agata says:

    Happy weekend. I am still working here, yes, I do need to recharge but not sure if it’s going to happen…I am still wearing my pastel nail polish that I painted my nails with for Easter. Tomorrow is a manicure day. Scrunchies? No, never since elementary school (but I am not judging you :-P)

  11. Taylor says:

    So last night I had a dream we were best friends and went to a chic diner and had chocolate chip pancakes in the shape of cat faces. Then we went and tried on lipstick. So basically we’re fated to be.

  12. Angeline says:

    I’m on a diet and grumpy, so I’ve been looking at makeup sites to distract myself. I love makeup πŸ™‚

  13. angela says:

    If I don’t feel like putting any makeup on, I still line my eyes. πŸ™‚

  14. Rachel says:

    I never win these things:( I need this card sooo bad!

  15. Erika says:

    I love your blog! I line my eyes more often than not, but I’m fairly sure I’m doing something wrong haha it smudges without fail, with or without primer with countless different liners. Oh well πŸ˜› More reason to try stuff!

  16. Justine says:

    Mango is currently my favorite fruit!

  17. Wendy says:

    Just found your blog!! So, OF COURSE, I’m going to enter! My new beauty product love? My japonesque eyelash curler! It’s the little things….

  18. amy rouse says:

    just came home from gettin’ my hairs did. Highlights and a cut make a girl feel glam!

  19. Jessica G says:

    I loveeee bubble baths!!

  20. Sharene says:

    I never line my eyes!

  21. Chelsea says:

    I could barely get past your comment about your breakfast as I was so intrigued. Guava jelly? I’ve never tried guava – how would you describe it?

  22. Sarina says:

    Karen I want to see more pics of Tabs!

  23. Katrina says:

    I recently rediscovered my scrunchies a few months ago and we’ve been inseparable every since:)

  24. Margarita says:

    Today I’m wearing Luscious Lips by Essie.

  25. Solangel says:

    My favorite fruit…bananas!

  26. Bonnie says:


  27. Aelyn says:

    Bubble baths are my guilty pleasure. πŸ™‚

  28. Tiffanie says:

    I just got done with my Saturday morning run. It felt great!

  29. DEBRA says:

    My nails need to be done before Monday. I’m thinking of lavender, or maybe a bright pink.

  30. Stephanie Ramirez says:

    We are INFINITE!! <3

  31. Meg says:

    Would love to try the new Ole Henricksen Truth Oil. πŸ™‚

  32. Karla says:

    I have been sick for a whole week after coming back from NYC…..but lost 5lbs lol!

  33. Deanna G. says:

    I love pineapple!

  34. steph b says:

    Don’t hate me – I wear small scrunchies all the time to make faux buns. My hair is too layered for smooth, regular buns.

  35. Megan says:

    I probably haven’t worn a scrunchie since 1998!

  36. Caitlin @PiratePigg says:

    Funny you should want to come to Florida-it’s a been a little chilly lately! But I love it. It’s not like it’s snowing. Why would you want to travel somewhere warm? At least you can bundle up in the cold.

  37. HANNHUNG says:

    Go to Maui!!! Hawaii = Heaven. Kinda like Sephora! xo

  38. prachi says:

    My favorite fruit is mango.I am going to try and win this thing until I do..;)

  39. Gina says:

    I’m so happy you posted the Baking Beauties Collection ^_^

  40. Ash G says:

    I always line my waterline. And my favorite fruit is strawberries…so glad they’re in season now!

  41. Clemence says:

    Mangoes and cherries are the best!

  42. Emily says:

    I love bubble baths but only in comfortable bathtubs.

  43. Roxanne says:

    It’s my last day to sleep in. Such a bummer! Back to school and working in the am. πŸ™

  44. Elizabeth says:

    I think the last time I wore a scrunchie was the mid 90s. πŸ™‚

  45. marisol says:

    I wear scrunchies all the time.

  46. Jintala Wood says:

    I love Sephora, free stuff & your blog! Have a great week-end!

  47. Tiffany says:

    I really want to try the new givenchy lippies!

  48. Audrey C. says:

    Unfortunately, I work weekends so those are my least favorite days! Everyone else is off and I’m stuck at work for 13 hours… I hope yours is restful and relaxing though! πŸ™‚
    Audrey C. recently posted … Maggie’s FOTD, or My Not-So-Triumphant Return to Blogging

  49. Krista says:

    I couldn’t line my eyes to save me life.

  50. amanda j. says:

    I absolutely love strawberries, most favorite-est fruit of all πŸ™‚

  51. Joy says:

    I take a bubble bath almost every night. I’m really looking forward to redoing the bathroom though so I have a larger tub.

  52. Thanks for the giveaway. I just went to Sephora for my first time a few weeks ago and there are so many things I want!

  53. Anna says:

    I recently got my ombre updated with some blended highlights all over!

  54. Mary says:

    I wear scrunchies all the time. And I just put Essie Mint Candy Apple on my nails. Unfortunately it’s making my fingers look really red. πŸ™

  55. Avery says:

    I really need to paint my nails!

  56. Nisa says:

    Thanks for this giveaway, Karen!
    I just finished writing a blogpost on my acne story. It was hard for me to show my acne-scar ridden face online!
    But I did it anyway.

    Because it made me appreciate what I have now.

    Anyway, lol, I’m in love with Tabs πŸ˜€ I have cats myself.

    I recently dyed my hair red/burgundy so I’m a happy frog!

  57. Sarah says:

    It’s a beautiful day here and all I can think about is the fact that I need a pedicure!!

  58. Angie says:

    Happy Spring Everybody!

  59. Elin Maria says:

    Its been a while since I’ve taken a bubble bath, I have no bathtub in my apartment so shower will have to do until I get filthy rich and buy a condo πŸ˜‰
    Elin Maria recently posted … Confetti nails

  60. Karla says:

    My father in law told me i would be torturing y cat if I got him a bird feeder since I don’t let him out :/

  61. Chelsey says:

    I love grapes and strawberries. yum!

  62. Christine says:

    My favorite fruits are oranges! And I’m currently wearing Essie’s Nice is Nice πŸ™‚

  63. Brittany k says:

    I took a bubble bath last night. It was wonderful!

  64. Melody says:

    I miss bubble baths πŸ™ I don’t have the time or the bathtub to do it anymore. I always line my eyes πŸ™‚ I think that it’s so defining. I am currently only wearing OPI Nail Envy.

  65. Kristina says:

    I do a cat eye almost everyday. Today is an exception! Having a very happy and lazy Saturday πŸ™‚

  66. Holly says:

    Hope it’s sunny in Novato! It’s gorgeous and gearing up to be a warm week in North Carolina. Can’t wait!

  67. meredith says:

    I’m rockin’ a 40s style scarf roll in my hair today and loving the retro housewife vibe.

  68. Elin LLB says:

    I line my eyes everyday. My favorite liner is Urban Decay’s 24/7 in Rockstar.

  69. Samma says:

    I cannot stand my mother in law

  70. Katie F says:

    I wore a scrunchie at my birthday party in November – we had a 1990s theme, so it was quite appropriate! I went with “Blossom”-style 90s attire, it was a lot of fun.

  71. Joy D says:

    I love candle lit bubble baths. It’s so relaxing, and not having the bright bathroom lights in your face makes it even nicer. πŸ™‚

  72. Patty says:

    Girl, let’s talk about coming to grips with things. I tried to put on some eyeshadow from my UD Vice palette last night, and within 30 minutes, my eyes were burning and watering. Had to take it all off. Problem is, I’m not sure what the exact culprit is. I was wearing no less than 6 or 7 different things on my eyes, and I’d have to go through an individual test period for each to figure it out. And you know ain’t nobody got time for that, LOL. Guess I have to go buy some soothing eye cream in the meantime.

  73. Debbie says:

    Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  74. Julia Nagaoka says:

    I love raspberries.

  75. Nora says:

    Why can’t something ever be easy?

  76. Rez says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s e-nuf is e-nuf on my nails!

  77. MollySC says:

    Making a spinach-strawberry salad with balsamic reduction and peppered goat cheese for a very late lunch! πŸ™‚

  78. Amanda says:

    I wish I coud regularly line my eyes! I love the look of a slightly winged liner but I’ve only managed to get it right once or twice. And it takes me FOREVER. Terrible!

  79. Julie Greenwood says:

    I have never had hair long enough to wear a scrunchie.

  80. Hollie says:

    I love the thought of Spring/Summer being on its way, especially considering I live In the N.E. We have had a horrible fall, starting with Hurricane Sandy and quite a few snowstorms and even a blizzard! I am trying different makeup looks and experimenting with different colors to welcome the warmer weather( if it EVER gets here.) right now I’m playing with pinks and purples on my eyes, which I love in other people. I’m pretty neutral with the eye shadow colors I use so,if I were lucky enough(I NEVER win anything, unless you consider greenery at 15 a prize lol) to win this prize, I would definately buy different colored eye shadows to play with!! Although I am 44, it’s NEVER to late! Thank you

  81. Jordan says:

    The last time I wore a scrunchi was during thanksgiving !

  82. Rose says:

    I enjoy feeding and watching the birds too Karen and Tabs! The neighborhood cats enjoy it too. There’s been a few times when all that is left is a few feathers!

  83. Aida says:

    I’m really excited about going to Whole Foods today. It’s therapeutic :). Not very happy about the high temperature outside though… Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  84. Heather USA (@aitch77 FB: rosie areola) says:

    I <3 Makeup! lol

  85. Lillian omari says:

    So beautiful outside today but to windy here in Chicago.

  86. Rebekah says:

    It’s so beautiful out today!! It makes me want to break out my coral lipsticks.

  87. Lydia says:

    I haven’t taken a bubble bath in so long! Maybe I will do that tomorrow πŸ™‚

  88. Jessica J says:

    I always line my eyes because i love a defined but natural eye πŸ™‚

  89. Trisha W says:

    I think you should for sure go to Hawaii! Perfect place for some R and R!!

  90. Ellen says:

    I would love to take more bubble baths, but with two cats who love to play in the (dry) tub, it gets pretty gross…

  91. Heidi says:

    I have the opposite of a green thumb. I keep telling people, don’t give me a plant. I can’t remember to feed something unless it meows at me!

  92. Emily says:

    I can’t even remember the last time I wore a scrunchie… maybe middle school?

  93. Rosie says:

    Favorite fruit: mango! I also love pears and strawberries!

  94. Y. says:

    my favorite fruit is pineapple

  95. Y. says:

    favorite fruit is pineapple

  96. Angela says:

    Happy Spring!

  97. Vanessa says:

    I line my eyes every work day.

  98. Michelle W. says:

    I bought Daisy Sunshine by Marc Jacobs today. Woo hoo!

  99. Becky says:

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

  100. Alison says:

    I don’t think I’ve taken a bubble bath since I was a kid!

  101. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I’m going to comment about fruits today. I love the flavor and taste of blueberries but I also love strawberries and mangoes. Oranges are great too. I’m about to buy bananas lol.. I wouldn’t say they’re my favorite but I like them too.

    I hope you have a great weekend too, Karen!

  102. auroragyps says:

    I’m wearing Finger Paints in Vintage Velvet on my nails. It’s a really nice smoky blue creme.

  103. Bunny says:

    I used to take a lot of bubble baths as a kid but I don’t think I really have since then!

  104. Ineke says:

    I love these Sephora giveaways! Have a grea

  105. Abby says:

    My current mani is China Glaze Peachy Keen. Finally some spring-like weather here to enjoy!

  106. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I have 2 favorite fruits, mangoes and clementines.

  107. Pec says:

    Hey Karen!

    Never had written here! I will take the opportunity to say that even though we do not speak the same language and are from different countries, you’re affection and tenderness make my days much more bright!

    A big hug from Chile!

  108. Susan says:

    i still wear scrunchies! πŸ™‚

  109. Steph says:

    I’ve been sick with a stomach virus all week but I’m finally well enough to enter your giveaway! πŸ™‚

  110. Judy says:

    Currently addicted to organic grapefruit~ omnomnom~

  111. meganlisa says:

    Thanks for helping me decide what to buy! So many options…getting advanced insight helps so much. I want to enter this giveaway but also want to end this comment quickly because I really want to read what you wrote about Mac’s fall eye and lip palettes!!! While they’re still available. So…hate to be rude…but on to your reviews (and thanks for posting)…

  112. Tracy says:

    My current manicure is OPI Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot, but I’m about to repaint them to Essie’s Avenue Maintain. The Spring colors are making me excited for spring weather!!

  113. C R Williams says:

    yes please

  114. Joanna says:

    Hello! My favorite fruit is mangoes πŸ™‚

  115. Ebru M says:

    Finally the spring is here, my fave time of the year! πŸ™‚

  116. Jamie says:

    My favorite fruits are oranges! It’s hard to find good ones, but when you do, it’s just ecstasy.

  117. Tina F. says:

    Happy weekend and thanks for the giveaway opportunity =D. I’m super looking forward to the upcoming Sephora sale lol. I’m currently wearing OPI samoan sand on my nails.

  118. Nicole says:

    I love almost all fruit, but (for now) my favorite fruit are peaches!

  119. Liz says:

    I am addicted to nail and beauty blogs, such as yours, Nouveau Cheap, The Polishaholic, etc. πŸ™‚

  120. Step says:


  121. April says:

    I always line my eyes!

  122. Kim says:

    I am obsessed with the neutrogena chubby lip pencil in juicy peach right now! So summery!

  123. Emily says:

    I’m rocking robins egg blue and gold glitter nails!

  124. Marina says:

    Today I went to Sephora and bout a NARS Satin Lip Pencil, UD 24/7 Liner and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick! I’m in a lovely mood playing with my products but now rather broke.

  125. Jenny D says:

    I’m just loving Zoya Godiva, its like sugar on my fingers!

  126. Elyse says:

    Hey, Karen. I am trying to avoid Sephora. 50 bucks would be a great reason to allow myself to go! Thanks!

  127. Joanne E. says:

    I’ve started lining my eyes because I wear glasses, and I want them to stand out!

  128. Amy says:

    I’m wearing Midnight on the Midway polish from the Black Phoenix Trading Post right now, but I’ve ordered Pink Raindrops from Illamasqua and I can’t wait until it arrives! (I also ordered Viridian, Baptiste, and Phallic. I love all of the I’mPerfection speckled nail varnishes!)

  129. Dana says:

    Hey Karen! I just discovered your blog about 2 weeks ago and it is already my personal crack. Love it!

  130. Kate & Zena says:

    Good morning, Karen! Well, morning for me. I just work up.

  131. MJ says:

    Wearing L’Oreal’s “Not A Cloud In Sight” (a bright, slightly teal-blue cream) with KB Shimmer’s “Pastel Me More” (pink, yellow, sky blue, and periwinkle blue/lavender micro and larger hexagonal glitter suspended in a clear base) on top. Super cute for Easter. :3

  132. Carolyn N. says:

    I love all berries! And oranges!

  133. Colleen says:

    My favorite fruit is watermelon; it is extra yummy when used to make watermelon-ginger-lime granita. YUM!

  134. Jessica says:

    It was so cold here in montreal today, a vacation somewhere hot sounds so perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to win, have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  135. leetal says:

    have you checked out the new essie spring 2013 colors? they are to die for!

  136. Sienna says:

    I’m wearing an h&m nail polish on my nails, “purple mist”. Love it!

  137. Rachel says:

    I’m wearing Pretty Jelly’s Cat’s Eye on my nails and it’s gorgeous! Aqua holo – similar to ButterLondon’s Fishwife, but I like this one better! πŸ˜€

  138. Lorraine says:

    Estee Lauder Insatiable(thanks for the swatches, Karen), and Revlon Naughty(aka Perplex, the Paradoxal dupe). I feel naked without eyeliner. Laura Mercier Kohl liners are my current fave but I also like Clinique Cream Shaper pencils.

  139. Liz says:

    I really like pink lady apples.

  140. vanessam012 says:


  141. Lisa says:

    I love almost all fruit, but I’ve been on a mango kick lately. I’d love to go somewhere warm, I still can see snow outside.

  142. christine says:

    I love pencil liners like Urban Decay 24/7 but I’m not very good with gel or liquid. I wear scrunchies everyday when I wash my hair or sleep (never in public, of course).

  143. Laura says:

    I have hidden highlights!

  144. julia says:

    Seriously lacking makeup at the moment… being a uni student is really annoying!

  145. Evelyn says:

    cantaloupe is my favourite!

  146. Larraine says:

    I just picked up Benefit’s new fake up concealer, and I’m loving it! πŸ™‚

  147. Carina says:

    I love your blog and I love Sephora too! πŸ™‚

  148. Hi Karen!

    What a nice give away! xxx

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    Thank you! x

  149. sweeks1980 says:

    I’m thinking of getting a bird feeder for my cat too! I feel bad leaving him on his own when I’m at work, so I’m hoping that birds will make for adequate entertainment.

  150. Selena says:

    I really want to have more of a green thumb but I’m also incredibly lazy, forgetful, and just overall irresponsible by nature! Oh look, a pun πŸ™‚

  151. Danielle says:

    I absolutely take hot baths! We have jets in the tub in our master bathroom and it tickles me to watch how much it froths up the bubble bath! Bubbles attacking from every direction. In a word: amazing.

  152. Elyse Singer says:

    I love reading your blog !

  153. Meyra says:

    I am in such a dire need of a little shopping spree! Theirry Mulger’s Alien would be on the top of my list! x

  154. lelacarolina says:

    my favorite fruit is watermelon, for sure. it’s also my favorite lippie color!

  155. Cristina Regular says:

    …from the original home of MAC makeup – Toronto! Your blog is my go-to site for swatches and looks, especially since our skin tones are a close match. You’ve helped me choose many a makeup item…now I’m broke – but polished!

  156. Lauretta says:

    I looove pomegrates!

  157. blkrox says:

    Mangos from Guadalupe, Cebu!! Om nom nom!

  158. camille says:

    we’re goin back to cali, cali, cali! hope your weekend is treating you well, karen!

  159. Lori P says:

    I’m wearing Mermaid to Order by Sephora by OPI on my nails

  160. Erin kramer says:

    What do we think of the Evian braumisateur? I like, but can’t find it anywhere.

  161. Jennifer says:

    Strawberry and Peach Swirl Margaritas taste awesome!!! And they’re pretty too!

  162. Whitney says:

    Hi Karen. Love your new ‘do!

  163. Robin says:

    Great blog. Which foundations are you loving lately?

  164. Jessica says:

    I love Sephora!

  165. Zoey says:

    My nails are turquoise with coral tips! πŸ™‚

  166. mrsshukra says:

    Parked in front of the TV again!

  167. jasmine says:

    I used to do a cat eyeliner look everyday but as I got older i started to embrace my more natural self. I do cat eyes if I’m going out or if there’s a special occasion. I will admit that nothing brings out my eyes like that does but I can’t always find the time to do it.

  168. stacy s says:

    Just bought Essie In the Cabana — a gorgeous blue. Also got the minty First Timer. They look really noce together and so springy! I didn’t think I could pull pastels off, but it worked on my NC 35 skin.

  169. Sylvia says:

    I love the look of painted nails, and love nail polish, but rarely paint my nails. I’m too hard on them, and they end of breaking. Doesn’t stop me from wanting polish whenever I see it.

  170. Jones says:

    I’m watching Bridezillas and everyone’s yelling! Aah!

  171. Abbie says:

    My favorite fruit is mango.

  172. Shelly says:

    I don’t have highlights but I hope to get some one day!

  173. Kandace says:

    I’ve become addicted to lining my eyes every day. I love to do a cat eye, but haven’t mastered getting both eyes to look the same. Practice makes progress though, right? πŸ˜‰

  174. Leslie Cruz says:

    Heath Ledger in a Knight’s Tale and wine is my recharge for the night! Break from studying(:

  175. Sun says:

    I just joined makeuptalk and community.sephora! Its been fun so far!

  176. Supriya says:

    My first fruit as a child was a pomegranate and it still is one of my favorite fruits!

  177. Kim C. says:

    I love taking bubble baths, especially if I have a Lush bubble bar or bath fizzie on hand.

  178. Tanya G says:

    I love all fruit but my most favorite are cherries and watermelon. Have a great weekend.

  179. Jen says:

    I love most any fruit, but “tropical” type fruit is my favorite!

  180. Allison says:

    My favorite fruit has always been a banana, but recently i’ve been LOVING blood oranges!

  181. Kim says:

    My husband and I go to Las Vegas three to four times a year (we’re going in two weeks) and we always stay at the Palazzo which has fabulous bath tubs. Before we leave I stock up on bath bombs and bubble bars from Lush. I then spend my time in Sin City drinking, gambling, dancing, eating and bubble bath soaking!

  182. Missy M. says:

    I love pomegranates

  183. Samantha says:

    I’m wearing Cloud by Revlon on my nails and it’s just so happy πŸ™‚

  184. Claudia says:

    I just discovered your blog and I love it!!
    Looking forward to many more posts! Thanks for taking my entry to the Sephora Contest!

  185. Pooja says:

    Give me the Giveaway… pretty plsss… πŸ™‚

  186. Emily A says:

    I hope you get your vacation! Beach time is such a great way to recharge.

  187. Francesca says:

    prickly pears!! are those fruits?

  188. marlena says:

    I always wear some sort of eyeliner or else I look super washed-out!

  189. Sarah says:

    I love cats, whiskey, tattoos and texas! go to products are: Fresh Lip Stick in “sugar” and my favorite foundation Make-Up Forever HD liquid foundation.

  190. Lindsey says:

    So happy that it finally feels like spring!

  191. Rosario says:

    Have a good weekend!

  192. Maureeen says:

    I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I am seriously ADDICTED! I love makeup- especially mac! And I am obsessed with cats! Thank you for making such a great blog so fun to read!!! πŸ™‚

  193. Ingunn says:

    I am a norwegian going to boarding school in Connecticut and right now I am in my dorm room, really happy because I just came back from a friend in another dorm, where 4 girls were gathered and we talked about so much and I really feel that I got to know them better. It was the perfect ending to a stressful week with a lot of work! πŸ™‚ Sometimes I worry I have to much work to actually get to bond with people, even though I have good friends here I want to have more really close friends. After tonight I feel so light and just realized that I can, you just have to prioritize a little, you know? I am also VERY skincare and beauty interested, I am that person who just loves it. I’ll select carefully, I always study the ingredients and google just about everything. I am on my way to get the perfect regime for me. For example, this involves KORA Organics by VS Angel Miranda Kerr! You should check it out if you are into the very best for your skin. Have a nice, nice day. This turned out to be a really random message, I noticed! Well, see you later and I wanted to say that winning the Sephora shopping money would make me a VERY happy girl and I’d go straight and buy some things that I’ve wanted to buy for a long time.


  194. Sarah W says:

    You are so right about breaks! They are necessary for mental health

  195. Colleen says:

    Yup I line my eyes…I’m too lazy to use mascara, so lining for me is rather essential. For years the only eyeliner pencil I owned was Nars Mambo, but I’ve branched out some (with London, and a couple Larger Than Life’s). Wondering now how the Urban Decay 24/7 liners are.
    Colleen recently posted … Just don’t tell me it’s not my night

  196. Amy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  197. Julia says:

    I’m thinking about getting Chanel’s new Taboo nail polish. It looks amazing!

  198. Elisa says:

    Hi Karen
    Hope you are having a nice weekend. It’s raining again in vancouver so only indoor activities for me,

  199. Hollie Haradon says:

    I just got my brows threaded for the first time. Omg, I will never pluck again.
    Thanks for the chance.

  200. Annie says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I use eyeliner pretty much every day. I’ve always wanted to try different colors, but I always end up using brown or black.

  201. Stephanie Smith says:

    Favorite fruit is pineapple! Nature’s candy!

  202. Liz says:

    I’m totally ready for spring’s color palette, but not for its warmth!

  203. Lynn says:

    yup, i line my eyes before i leave the house. I have too my eyes so small and i don’t have defining features so i want to make myself look like a girl, otherwise i look boyish.

  204. Anna says:

    I wanna win!

  205. Monika says:

    Apples….so versatile and easy and even help me with my insomnia.

  206. A. Mar says:

    I adore mangoes. That really has to be my favorite fruit. One of my family members had a mango tree just in front of their house and when I’d go there as a child, I loved wandering the area and picking up the fallen ones for snacks.

  207. Kari says:

    I’ve been working my tail off six days a week to get ready for my trip to Maui with my hubby. Thank goodness for me having a goal in mind, otherwise I’d still be on the couch!

  208. peach says:

    I love strawberries and mangoes. I wear scrunchies when iam home.

  209. Britt says:

    Wearing a pinkish red on my nails…I desperately need a fill though!

  210. Erin says:

    I love bubble baths, but I recently starting using a foaming shower oil (the L’Occitane almond oil one) in the bath instead of a more traditional bubble bath, and it’s really helped keep the moisture in my skin!

  211. Shannon says:

    Absolutely obsessed with everything urban decay !

  212. Ashley says:

    Listening to Coast to Coast AM! Hope I win!

  213. Lisa says:

    down with twitter

  214. Kei says:

    I’m a newish follower but I love the amount of detail you put into reviewing new products!

  215. MelodyJ says:

    Right now I’m wearing Nailtiques Formula 3 on my nails.

  216. Nicole Stanford says:

    I LOVE SEPHORA, and you are amazing love you reviews!

  217. Ishnar Lopez says:

    My favorite fruit is Guava, try it over crunchy peanut butter on warm toast, amaaazing!!!! You should go to Florida, Miami Beach, I wish I could be there right now, just got laid off from on Monday after working in the same company for 14, sucks, job hunting has been tough on me this week…

  218. Melissa says:

    I’m finally on spring break!!

  219. Jocelyn says:

    Aloha from Hawaii…the islands are calling you πŸ˜‰

  220. Laura says:

    No one from NYC wears scrunchies, lol…thanks Carrie Bradshaw. And no one would know if you were wearing Manolos except her, so save your money! ; )

  221. Krystina says:

    I have a small obsession with cats. πŸ˜€

  222. Nikki says:

    I’m feeling lucky!!

  223. Nikki says:

    I have had a bubble bath before when I was a little kid but my doctor made me stop because I got infections because of it.

  224. Elaine says:

    I used to line my eyes each day with a classic cat-eye, but now I’m focusing on lips for the spring/summer!

  225. Nicki says:

    This is my first time on your blog- it’s a nice start! And I also had a bubble bath lead to an infection as a child. It was heartbreaking. The bubble bath was in this awesome purple cat bottle that I LOVED. But I couldn’t use it anymore after I got a UTI πŸ™

  226. Chasie Poo says:

    ermagerd….I love your blog and I view it daily. I have an insane fetish with everything that beautifies! :0 I’ve tried some insane products just out of curiosity (one of the many being bird poo…like…on my face) and I go to your blog for advice and trends. Let’s face it….it’s simply the best! Love you Karen! Kisses from Kansas!~

  227. Justene says:

    I love bubble baths! But never have time to take them, and also feel awkward when my cat comes in and wants my attention.

  228. Andrea says:

    Hey Karen, how’s Tabs? I just went to Walmart with my boyfriend and we got gushers.

  229. Daniel Shaw says:

    I eat one banana every morning. It gives me as much energy as coffee for other people. Would you like to start your day with banana instead of coffee?

  230. noemii says:

    went to see a midnight screening of a movie tonight & it was so bad! we had fun though. luckily there was a bar at the theatre πŸ˜‰ haha

  231. Chelsea says:

    My nails are rocking “My Papaya” by Covergirl πŸ™‚ Love it!
    I hope you have a great weekend too!

  232. Julie says:

    Hayfever started early for me this year, spending spring indoors as much as possible

  233. C'enna says:

    Sigh…this week was so eh. I wasnt feeling it. I just finished a new organization setup for my makeup so hopefully that means this kicked off a productive week. Cross your fingers πŸ™‚ oh and i still rock the scrunchie but its usually just around the house or a quick trip to the store lol

  234. Cristi says:

    Sometimes I call my kitten “Sweater”, because her coat pattern looks a little like she’s wearing a cardigan.

  235. Tran says:

    It’s hard for me to choose one fruit since I love them in general, but I always love nectarines!

  236. Meredith says:

    What is your favorite angled eyeliner brush to use!!!💗💗

  237. Nicolle S says:

    I’m going on a beach getaway today! Can’t wait

  238. sevenoctobers says:

    Hey Karen, I’m a green thumb. I love flowers especially orchids, birds of paradise, pink bromeliads or any tropical plant. I have a small herb and tomato garden. I don’t even mind the weeds and bugs that drop by my garden. πŸ˜€

  239. Yogirl says:

    I had to work yesterday, I came home late and now my appartment is a mess and I have to leave tomorrow morning for another long week.
    I love pineapples, but hate preparing it so I’ll always eat them in a hotel.

  240. Georgina Maurice says:

    I just found your BLOG and I love it! I was researching for the hourglass ambient powders and I found your review, you seem like the real thing and you are very pretty. I think you gain a fan! Have a nice Sunday.

  241. Abbie Whitehead says:

    Which Mac Lipstick (or product) would you recommend for a first time buyer of their products?

  242. Pat Abiog says:

    You’re blog, to me, is strawberry and oranges… cause it’s my fave! Γ’β„’Β₯

  243. Deb says:

    Thanks for always having such nice giveaways! My husband is about to go for a bike ride with my sister and her husband, but I hate riding bikes, so I think I’ll head to the gym.

  244. I don’t have a green thumb, but my husband does. We have a container garden every year and I am not a natural at taking care of the plants, but I wish I was.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … It’s National Walking Day!

  245. Emily says:

    cheepy Ulta polish!

  246. Holly B says:


    I’m with you on the flowers! It’s too cold here for the tropical plants but I have some orchids in my house and I love them! I wish it was warmer here so I could get the bougainvillea to grow in my garden. Maybe I should just move to the Caribbean. πŸ˜‰

  247. Kate says:

    I can’t wait to start on Dexter! Heard so much, but finally watching, haha.

  248. Jennifer Pham says:

    One of my favorite fruits is the Asian Pear . . . so juicy!

  249. Alexis D. says:

    I just painted my nails last night. I am wearing Sephora by OPI’s Sage is just a number. It looks like a greenish copper. On my toes I am wearing Sally Hansen’s cobalt blue! πŸ™‚

  250. Brittany says:

    Love the new haircut Karen! Getting my hair done is always one of my favorite things to do. I always let my hairdresser just do whatever she wants. It always ends up the best that way I think πŸ™‚

  251. Sakura says:

    I’m wearing coral nail polish!

  252. Melissa says:

    OMG I would love to win this! Sephora is such a great store – there is so much to try (and then buy). I just redeemed my 500 points the other day and need to build my beauty bank again πŸ™‚

  253. karme says:

    I wear scrunchies everyday to work πŸ™‚

  254. Kate Williamson says:


  255. Justin says:

    I LOVE manila mangos!

  256. Yukari says:

    I have nothing on my nails or toes right now but I’m going to paint them tonight!

  257. Kayla S. says:

    It’s finally starting to feel like spring where I live. I’m so happy to see the flowers beginning to bloom.

  258. Kiki says:

    I’ve been stalkinh theBalm website for a week now.. *sigh

  259. Suzi says:

    I have a spring cold and when this is over, I’ll definitely need a trip to Sephora to brighten myself up!

  260. ReneeP says:

    My son was just asking me to make a bird feeder with him a few days ago, you just reminded me!

  261. Alicia says:

    Sephora is one of my favorite stores!

  262. Liz says:

    Today’s my boyfriend’s birthday.

  263. Ann says:

    I definitely have a green thumb, and I love gardening!

  264. BB says:

    Strawberries are my favorites!

  265. Krista says:

    I’m repainting my nails today, I’m thinking light green!

  266. Kandace says:

    Enjoying a lazy Sunday morning with my son watching cartoons.

  267. Alyssa says:

    I just made my spring beauty shopping list last night (or.. started it). Includes Ilia mascara, Badger sunscreen, and yarok leave-in conditioner. Sadly I am super broke and saving for grad school, so a gift card would be super useful πŸ™‚

  268. Andrea says:

    Go to Florida!! I’m going there for my 21st Birthday in June! So we might meet =]

  269. Sara says:

    Zoya- Arizona is on my nails today.

  270. Issa says:

    Oooooohhhhh I love sephora products I just bought nars orgasm yesterday and it looks so good and natural on my cheeks :))

  271. Alix says:

    I’m trying out Rosy Nail Glow by Dior on one hand… need to win so I can get a bottle, I love it!

  272. I have half an hour of work left before I’m off to enjoy the (finally!) gorgeous weather – I’m thinking a book, a deckchair and a cat on my lap – Sunday perfection:)
    Clare @ The Blossom Shed recently posted … Spring Staple: The Fuschia Lip

  273. Nobu says:

    Doing some spring cleaning today!
    Nobu recently posted … April 2013 Blog Sale

  274. vanessa Fortier says:

    I’m not normally into fruit, but nothing is better than a perfectly sweet and juicy orange.

  275. Eva says:

    I think I last wore a scrunchie some time in the nineties… I did, however, get very adept in the use of hair sticks the last time I had long hair.

  276. DianaK says:

    I LOVE FRUIT! I can eat them all day but sadly I feel like eating too much fruits break me out πŸ™ is that even possible? haha.

  277. Denise says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for the contest. Hope you’re enjoying spring–

  278. Jessie C. says:

    I love grapefruit.

  279. Jessie C. says:


  280. Christie says:


  281. Mariah says:

    I have a huge Sephora order I want to put in and boy would it be nice to have $50 off of it. πŸ˜‰

  282. Sondra c says:

    Sadly no green thumb here but I did just paint my nails the new Essie mint green color!
    I never wear scrunchies (anymore). πŸ˜‰

  283. Lívia says:

    Hey there! I had an awesome weekend with my bf. We did some shopping for decorating our home, cooked delish meals, baked bread and cake, slept daytime, watched TV. We enjoyed our well-deserved weekend for sure! Hope you did, too.

  284. Julie says:

    I just tried papaya for the first time yesterday and it was so good!!!

  285. Megan says:

    Apples are my favorite fruit. Especially when they are really crunchy and have a perfect balance of sweet and tart.

  286. Del says:

    I’m in dire need of new Zoya nail polish. 2nd trimester pregnancy has made my nails grow insanely long. I may have to go pointy beyonce fierce!

  287. Schelli says:

    Thanks for your beautiful blog Karen!

  288. Christina says:

    I really need a haircut but my bed is just so warm and comfortable.

  289. Barbara says:

    Kids had spring break and I didn’t exercise all week so I feel really guilty!

  290. Ray says:

    I went to get highlights yesterday, and im loving it. hope u go to Kauai, I hear its amazing.

  291. Cynthia F. says:

    I love raspberries, closely followed by strawberries.

  292. Amber says:

    I’ve loved pomegranates since I was a kid, quite possibly why I adore BITE Beauty Pomegranate Lip Pencil so much! (I first saw it on you, then immediately proceeded to buy it, hence the obsession)

  293. mini says:

    Just visit

  294. Karla says:

    I wish the walking dead didnt end

  295. Melissa F says:

    I love taking bubble baths with Lush bubble bars.

  296. Jess says:

    Thanks for the reassuring words, Karen! You did a great job today too! πŸ˜€

  297. Sadhana says:

    I eat bananas a lot – it’s my favorite!
    Wearing a WnW nude on my fingers, but a springy, matte teal on my toes.

  298. Darlene says:

    I love mangos!

  299. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    I love avocado’s and bought a special kitchen tool to slice them.Hope its going to work πŸ™‚

  300. Vanessa says:

    I regularly line my eyes and it’s the one thing I wanna have on my face if I decide to do makeup but am only allowed one thing!

    Gel liner is my best friend~

    Thanks for the awesome give away opportunity!!

  301. Kimmwc03 says:

    I love pineapples.

  302. Jody says:

    Bubble baths give me UTIs πŸ™

  303. Lydia L says:

    Love SEPHORA!!!!!

  304. Rita O. says:

    I got to see Jurassic Park in 3D last night but I’ve been so exhausted lately I fell asleep! I woke up to watch the second half of it though.

  305. KasiaPe says:

    Obsessed with my new Smashbox lipstick ‘Posy Pink’ ! <3

  306. kiwikiwidragon says:

    Whoo hoo!! Pick me Karen!

  307. Jenna N. says:

    I regularly line my my upper eyelid but never my bottom one. I just can’t get it to look right!

  308. Rebecca says:

    Eyeliner looks so strange on me, so I never wear it! I don’t how many times I’ve said something like that to a make-up artist and they just insist that I sit in their chair and let them put it on me. Most of them end up admitting I was right!

  309. Lisa Brown says:

    I love peaches

  310. Katrina Del Rosario says:

    Hey Karen!!! I really love watching your blog!!! I’m Filipino and so finding the right makeup shades for my brown skin is difficult. Through your blog, I’m able to determine which products I should buy and whether the shades match my skin

  311. Patty says:

    I have two bird feeders fairly close to a big window and my cats love watching the birds. Their eyes get real big and their tails twitch. Good thing there’s glass between them and the little feathered cuties!

  312. Kristen says:

    I’m currently wearing Essie’s “Hip-Anema” on my fingernails and “Madison Ave-hue” on my toes! They were an Easter gift from my mom and I’m obsessed! They’re great for spring!

  313. Kirsten H. says:

    I do have a green thumb! I’m slowly populating my house with plants… I have a Queen Pothos on my desk, one on a bookcase in the bedroom, a planter of English ivy and tea roses in the living room, and planters of succulents and chamomile on the kitchen window sill. πŸ™‚
    Kirsten H. recently posted … The Jasmine Is Blooming!

  314. Sandi says:

    Have been so sick with a sinus infection. Cannot wait for Spring!! Hope you get away with your hubby!!

  315. Christa says:

    I’m about to go do homework on my balcony because spring has finally arrived in Indiana! Hooray!

  316. Amy Chamberlain says:

    Love to put up a birdfeeder in my window for my cat, Cassie. Makes a mess on my porch though.

  317. Leeann says:

    I love cats!

  318. Injla says:

    I have never ever won any kind of a give away, my name just gets kicked out of the balloting or whatever selection softwares there might be, I reckon. Anyway, I am going to USA in June, and would love to get something from Sephora! πŸ˜€

  319. Natalie says:

    Thanks for posting great reviews! Very helpful

  320. GB says:

    No highlights, but I’m getting some at my next hair appointment in a few weeks. Yay!

  321. Mandy Sark says:

    After I finish all of my chores, I am going to take a nice, long bubble bath. Well, I’ll probably use a bath bomb, but same concept.

  322. Amie says:

    I always line my eyes.

  323. Michelle says:

    Since I can’t relax and recharge this weekend thanks to a huge test I have to take on Tuesday, winning this would certainly make up for it! Thanks for the chance Karen enjoy your weekend:-)

  324. judet says:

    I love nude and light pink lipstick…learning to love MAC lipstick as well, its affordable than the Christian Dior

  325. Diane says:

    Warm weather forever!

  326. Neeshie says:

    I’m dying for warmer weather!

  327. Angela Clark says:

    I am LOVING the weather around here lately…not too hot, not too cool, occasional rain, then beautiful sun..gonna miss it this summer when the hills turn brown and it’s soooo hot you can feel the moisture getting sucked outta your face… πŸ™‚

  328. Brittany says:

    I’m anxious to put a bright color on my nails now that the weather is finally warming up!

  329. Leonora says:

    Hi Karen,
    My favorite fruit are strawberries and bananas….I love them as a smoothie, fruit salad or mixed with my yogurt. Right now I’m wearing this light pink OPI nail polish and I can’t stop it, but look at my nails every 5 mins. I love pink and this one is to die for. I’m soo happy it’s finally spring…I feel like mother nature is calling me for the long afternoon walks by the lake…:):)

  330. Alexis snooks says:

    It’s such a beautiful day in Georgia. I love the Spring here but am dreading the humid summer! I’m keeping my eyes open for any and all face mattifying products :).

  331. Tiffany says:

    Picking a favourite fruit is like picking a favourite friend… not sure if I could pick even if it meant life or death!

  332. Wayne says:

    Favourite fruit? Pineapple. Or peaches.

  333. agnese says:

    that is a spring gift! in these long, long rainy weeks it’s a really sunbeam!!!

  334. Linda says:

    My favorite fruit is pears! Mmmmm yummy!

  335. Lindsay says:

    I am wearing zoya dana!! Loving pink!!

  336. Jessica davis says:

    Happy Sunday! I’m wear the new OPI spring purple nail polish “Do you lilac it?” I do! Hehe! Need some foundation for summer any ideas

  337. Kala says:

    I’m dreading cleaning the litter box!

  338. Annaham says:

    Not wearing anything on my nails at present–just ordered a couple of polishes from OCC’s Sci-Fi Lullabies collection (Ripley and Videodrome), so I’m waiting for those!

  339. Sheena says:

    I just peeled off Butter London’s The Black Knight, with which I was pretty disappointed.

  340. Cassidey says:

    I love to take bubble baths–at least one a week!

  341. Erika says:

    Hope I win!!! Thinking of trying Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer and this will cover the cost! Crossing my fingers. πŸ™‚

  342. I hope you get to plan a trip today with El Hub! I recommend Florida’s Emerald Coast (panhandle) – soft, sugar white sand and crystal green water! It’s magical. I painted my nails last night in OPI Mod About You and layered Essie’s Set in Stones in the half-moon and did a little gradiant. It’s one of my favorite manicures and I might even wear it for my wedding next April! Have a happy weekend, gurl!

  343. TrippyPixie says:

    I love strawberries!

  344. Angelina Yribe says:

    I change my polish every 4-6 days! Right now I have on OPI if you moust you moust (from the Minnie Mouse collection) on my pinkys, index and thumbs, on my ring and middle finger I have a wet n wild chucky gold glitter over OPI Goldeneye over, OPI Oy another polish joke lol! πŸ™‚ I love polish and LIPSTICK!!! My two favorite beauty products!

  345. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the positive words – I really needed that after this week. I love nearly all fruit, I’ve had phases where it was all I’d eat! (fruitatarian?)

  346. Laurinha says:

    Hi! Love yr site!
    Have a great weekend!

  347. Bahar says:

    I want to try the new Sephora Pantone Skin ID thing! It sounds so amazing.. my skintone is very different so lots of makeup artists have a hard time guessing my correct shade

  348. Michelle Lee says:

    I am very excited for Disneyland! I’m thinking of Disney-inspired nails when I go!

  349. Brandy says:

    My moms bday is on the 12th and this would be great for her

  350. Joanna says:

    I am looking forward to spending this week with a dear friend!

  351. Tianqi Yang says:

    Just rediscovered my favorite BB Cream: Missha Choboyang

  352. amira says:

    Keep up the inspiring looks on your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  353. Jenn says:

    Favorite fruit: strawberries πŸ™‚

  354. Darline says:

    I’m so excited for summer to come along! My friends & I are planning on going to as many music festivals =) Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Count your blessings NOT your problems!

  355. Magdalena says:

    Greetings from London :)) xxxx

  356. Kelly says:

    I’m marathoning Lost while doing a pink leopard print mani on this beautiful Sunday afternoon =)

  357. Lizete says:

    I have an active toddler at home & need products that will do the job FAST!

  358. LauraA says:

    Last time I wore a scrunchie…..probably around 2000 or so. I think.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen! πŸ™‚

  359. jane says:

    i love pineapples, bananas and mangos

  360. Ashley K says:

    I regularly line on top. I only add liner on the bottom when I’m feeling really drab.

  361. Jasmine says:

    a scrunchie? i didn’t even know they still made those!

  362. Angela Jean says:

    I like bubble baths, but I can’t seem to find bubbles that last long enough.

  363. Denise says:

    It’s funny one of the questions was about lining your eyes. I always do. Like every single time I do makeup. Today was the first time ever I didn’t line them. And I really liked how it looked. I was able to emphasize my eyelashes much more.

  364. TwirlyGirly says:

    I love that there are some really great makeup and beauty blogs like yours for me to peruse every day! I get exposed to new products and techniques without having to leave the comfort of my home – and if something strikes my fancy, I can usually order it online! What a terrific resource. Karen, I’m sure I speak for all of your readers when I say how much we appreciate all the hard work you put into this blog. It’s obvious you’re devoted to producing a high quality product that’s not only informative, but also entertaining. Thank you!

  365. shona says:

    My favorite fruit of all time is Mango….during summers i also enjoy watermelon

  366. maria says:

    havent had a bubble bath in years. don’t have a tub anymore πŸ™

  367. Kellie says:

    I rocked the scrunchi all through the 90’s….I might regret that. Although they were super handy and comfortable. I have had a wonderful weekend! The hubs and I got a new bed and we love it! It is one of those platform beds that sits super low to the floor, which our kitties appreciate. πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a great weekend Karen!

  368. saffron says:

    Yay I’m so looking forward to summer makeup, even if it persists in nonstop raining here! Thanks for the contest!

  369. Donna Burkett says:

    I went to Sephora at JCP yesterday and a complete makeuover using the NARS line. It was a special promotion. I love the new lip pencil, very creamy and stays longer than most lippies. I was not thrilled with the colors the MUA used on my eyes (browns), but the quality of the product was good. Love, love, love the foundation she used, it was the NARS Sheer Matte foundation in Santa Fe (I’m a MAC NW20 in the Spring). So – if I win the $50 gift card, I’ll be buying some of the NARS foundation!

  370. roz says:

    I have so many favorite fruits, I can’t pick just one! Right now I’m all about chilled grapefruit, sprinkled with sugar, mmm

  371. Marissa says:

    Woo I love me some sephora :))

  372. irini says:

    I’m borderline obsessed with bananas.

  373. Sandy says:

    Mangoes are my favorite fruit! And yes, anytime I wear eye makeup, I line my eyes

  374. julie says:

    I take bubble baths 3-4 days a week and I love it as a stress reliever from a busy day with two little girls. I am also wearing rescue beauty lounge bella donna on my nails. Have a great Sunday evening and greetings from Florida. Try AnnaMaria Island here for your trip. It’s quaint and lovely old Florida vibe.

  375. Rachel says:

    Hi πŸ™‚ a friend visited me from Singapore yesterday and we went to the new outlet mall at Livermore! They had a Kate spade outlet and I was a very happy girl πŸ™‚

  376. Alyza Rae says:

    I just got my cute short spring haircut! It’s so beautiful in Ohio today. =]

  377. mn says:

    The tree outside my window is finally sporting a few tiny green buds. Spring is coming! Happy Spring to you, Tabs, & El Hub.

  378. courtney b says:

    i love your blog! you do amazing reviews!

  379. LaLa says:

    Can’t wait for the end of the semester and beach season!!

  380. Kristie says:

    I’ve been enjoying Lorac’s Unzipped palette lately.

  381. patti says:

    i’m wearing essie nice is nice!

  382. Amber says:

    Love your blog Karen! You’re a riot! <3

  383. Elena says:

    My favorite fruit is apple

  384. Jericha smith says:

    I’m new to the world of makeup and a soon to be college freshman. Any suggestions of what to buy? I literally spend my entire paycheck on makeup each week. I’m hooked

  385. Liz says:

    I’ll admit it – I never stopped wearing scrunchies. Love them.

  386. Becca says:

    I’m wearing essie ladylike and loving it! Bought a new foundation yesterday (Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation)…I think I’m going to love that, too πŸ™‚

  387. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Hi!!!!!! I’m eating rainbow marshmallows right now

  388. April says:

    I love lanzones so much! I miss it so much T_T

  389. Anna says:

    My favourite fruits are lychee, persimmon and mango)

  390. Jenn S. says:

    I last wore a scrunchie in college, early 90’s, lol…and if I’m wearing makeup, which is almost daily, my eyes are lined (usually just the top though!)

  391. Rebecca Holt says:

    I always lines my eyes!

  392. Jennifer R. says:

    My favorite fruit – Macoun apples fresh from the orchard in the fall. Maui or Kauai both sound wonderful. We were last in Kauai 5 years ago and really miss it. Hubs and I got married in Honolulu 36 years ago this month.

  393. Vanessa F says:

    I currently have Zoya Sharon on my nails but that is momentarily going to change-switching it out for Zoya Reece.

  394. Kylie says:

    My favorite fruit is the persimmon. It’s so juicy, delicious, and sweet! πŸ˜€

  395. Stacy says:

    I love peaches and watermelon so I’m so excited for summer!

  396. Steph says:

    Strawberries, raspberries, frozen blueberries, kiwis, bananas, grapefruit, apples… mmmmmmm fruit.
    Steph recently posted … Culling the Stash, Part 2: The Empties

  397. Katie says:

    Loving your blog! Can’t wait to try out the new urban decay eyeshadows!!!

  398. Michel says:

    I recently found some Essie polishes at the local Rite Aid for 50% off, so right now I’m wearing Essie Butler Please. Later this week…Essie Go Ginza. Hurray!

  399. Logan Berman says:

    Lemon juice is my jamspot !

  400. Maple says:

    Karen, what’s your favourite food to eat?

  401. Maribel says:

    I ordered a few blushes from the balm sale as well as a couple of MAC blushes and I’m having a bit of buyer’s remorse because God knows I don’t need more blushes.
    Thanks for the contest.

  402. Jennifer S says:

    I took my mom out for her birthday today and we saw beauty and the beast on stage, it was great. But I wish I could have taken a better look at belles makeup. Lol. Have a good weekend Karen.

  403. Aileen says:

    Love your site Karen! Guess I’ll answer your nail polish question. Right now, I have on OPI Samoan Sands. It’s the perfect nude shade which is perfect for work in a hospital setting!

  404. Deretta says:

    Loving red on my toes right now!

  405. Katherine says:

    I’m currently wearing China Glaze Aquadelic with China Glaze Whirled Away on top. It’s my birthday manicure.

  406. Gail says:

    Weekend is over – boo hoo

  407. Janice Cooper says:

    I regularly line my eyes daily

  408. Natalie says:

    i hope i win!

  409. Tianna says:

    I can’t wait until summer!! school is wearing me outtt lol

  410. Tayler says:

    I have quite a weakness for strawberries.

  411. stacy says:

    Baby food tastes yucky!

  412. AmyD says:

    i hope you were able to have a restful, relaxing weekend, karen πŸ™‚

  413. anne says:

    I’m wearing a scrunchie right now!

  414. aemongfresa says:

    hope to win!

  415. Bridget says:

    Mr Ebert you will be missed πŸ™

  416. Laura Davila says:

    Im 100% ready for the Spring! Muack!

  417. amy pugmire says:

    Love sephora. Thanks for the chance! Love love love bubble baths when i have time. my 3 kids get them instead.

  418. terrib says:

    Must win, need scrunchies.

  419. Amy Bui says:

    On Sundays, I like to “bum it” and wear no makeup at all and just relax with a face mask for the day before I have to work Monday!

  420. Melisa says:

    Would love to win this, trying to put my one month old to sleep as I’m on here. Multi-tasking at its best! πŸ™‚

  421. Joanna says:

    Should be studying for Genetics but here I am dwelling on this giveaway XD

  422. Chloe says:

    I love strawberries

  423. Hannah says:

    I have a crazy week ahead, so the idea of a makeup haul is a much needed thing to look forward to! I’m plotting my Sephora Chic Week purchase…

  424. maritsa says:

    Love the blog, love the cat.

  425. Courtney says:

    Hope I win!

  426. Andee says:

    Frozen grapes are super delicious ^___^

  427. Mary says:

    I love dragonfruit but they’re so hard to find!

  428. Iris says:

    I just found your beauty blog for the first time! It’s fate that I just saw your give away now and that time is almost about to run out. Thanks for doing the give away, excited to see who wins!

  429. Kristen says:

    Florida is lovely right now!

  430. nabel says:

    had a good weekend, and my new job makes me love mondays!

  431. Karen K says:

    My favorite fruit has always been pineapple but the pink and Ruby red grapefruit has been especially fantastic this season. On my nails is Zoya Portia. Lovely neutral pink. Scrunchie? LOL! Had to be in the 80s. I still blame you for my night run in the rain to Target for that Sonia Kashuk palette. Takes a lot to get me back in the bra after it has come off! LOL!

  432. Laura says:

    I painted my nails today with Revlon’s fuchsia fever. It’s bright and pink and makes me restless for summer.

  433. hilary says:

    Looking forward to Mad Men!

  434. Mabel says:

    The new MAC products look amazing ! cant wait for spring to really pick up

  435. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen!

    I’m not one for frequent baths but a couple of weeks ago I took a bath with a lush bath bomb…it was okay. The one I used was Rose Queen and it left a lot of bits of stuff in the tub and it didn’t smell very rosy. But now I have a Rose Jam bubblroon which smells awesome-ly rosy and I can’t wait to use it!!! In the meantime it’s making my hall closet smell so good!

  436. Audrey says:

    I am cuddling my black kitten Sasquatch as I read through your blog (: <3

  437. Let says:

    I’m wearing Butter London Lady Muck, topped with Revlon Heavenly on my nails right now. It has been awhile since I wore Lady Muck…

  438. Rache says:

    Thank you for the chance at the giveaway prize(s)! Hoping my odds of winning are better than winning the Powerball once it comes to California tomorrow, LOL! πŸ˜‰ Have a gorgeous week! xoxo

  439. Donna K says:

    I love bubble baths! πŸ™‚

  440. Bree says:

    I have china glaze growth treatment on my nails right now. Normally I have gorgeous nails but I’m a dork and ruined them while scrubbing tile (yuck) and have been trying to grow them back for 3 months now. It sucks really. Love the china glaze formula thought it has helped a lot.

  441. Bonnie says:

    I like bubble baths and have taken them, but they’re an awful lot of trouble…gotta scrub down the tub before I fill it, things like that.

  442. Michelle says:

    My cat Vera always sniffs my face after I put some makeup(especially if it’s lip gloss)! I love your blog! πŸ™‚

  443. Petunia says:

    NARS eyeliner is the only thing that stays on my lids. I lurve it!

  444. Mimi says:

    I love wearing eyeliner on a daily basis Revlon ColorStay in Blackberry is my fav!

  445. Melody says:

    I started to like painting my nails last year, since then they are always colored. I am having so many bottles of nail polishes, and I am imaging that I can pass them to my granddaughter. Ahahaha.

  446. Natalie says:

    Woohoo! Monday πŸ™

  447. Julia says:

    I love bubble baths but I haven’t had the time in, like, forever! Maybe I’ll make an excuse to finally take some time off for myself πŸ™‚

  448. Kay says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s Mint Candy apple (:

  449. LC says:

    I should not have eaten all those brownies…

  450. Jessica W says:

    I have been so stressed these days and baked to ease off the stress. πŸ™‚

  451. Erica says:

    how was your weekend? mine was crazy to say the least. lol

  452. Nika says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve recently just started liking red wine. Just thought I’d share that piece of information. Have a great day!

  453. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    I quite enjoy bubble baths, but my family adopted an almost 14 year old boy a few weeks ago and he took over the one bathroom with a tub. I could probably borrow it for a bath but I just don’t enjoy the thought of abthing in a tub a 14 year old boy bathes in, haha.

  454. artemis says:


    i line my eyes all the time…i’m addicted…even tho it smudges all the time

    i’m wearing a white nail polish as a base and then a baby pink one..from Flormar

  455. E. says:

    It was the early 90s the last time I wore a scrunchie…

  456. Rebecca H. says:

    Hi there! So I finally caved and signed up for Twitter. I have no idea what I’m doing, but I hope I correctly tweeted about your giveaway:

    Thank you for giving us the chance to win!

  457. Rebecca H. says:

    My nails are naked right now as I am treating them with a nail conditioner from ASK Cosmetics. I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and I already see a huge difference in my nails. They are much stronger!

  458. Jasmine says:

    I’m wearing a gold colored polish by Boots No. 7 on my nails!

  459. Lauri E. says:

    I always line my eyes and do the tightline with Laura Mercier. If I do not do it I looked like something is missing … badly…

  460. cheryl says:

    I think I’m obsessed with all your tabs post!

  461. Reka says:

    I love emerald green! Thank you for the prize draw Karen, you are awesome πŸ™‚

  462. Eva ! says:

    Today’s been a busy Monday! I’ve had 5 tests today and had to wake up super early for Student Council. In an hour, I will start getting ready for my one-act play auditions. Wish me luck!

  463. Colleen says:

    Today, I received my brand spankin’ new Heroine lipstick in the mail, and it looks fantastic! I just needed to tell someone! Huge fan of the blog, I hope you are having a great day! πŸ™‚

  464. Tuhina says:

    Just spent a wonderful weekend in our Nation’s capital.

  465. Tiffany says:

    Saw Jurassic Park 3D this Saturday, then spent an evening with friends watching The Fast and the Furious.

  466. Alyssa F says:

    i love red nail polish (:

  467. Icequeen81 says:

    My fav fruit is cherry,
    wat dou you mean with a green tumb?
    I always wear vamp shades on my nails , burgandys , dark red, im wearing a dark red now

  468. Evline bilboussian says:

    i love sephora. They have so much selection andreally good prices…oh and staff are lwys so helpful.. πŸ™‚

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