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

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Christa! Congratulations, Christa! 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


Perfect outdoor mall weather. πŸ™‚

I’m doing that today. For sure. It’s only 7:20, and it’s already sunny as all heck. Just a few clouds in the sky, which look like they’re all gonna burn off, so it’s gonna be another warm one, I bet.

I hope you weekend gets off to a great start. I just opened my eyes a few minutes ago, so my brain hasn’t fully booted up (no caffeine or nom noms yet).

A couple of chirping birds just streaked past my window, but the regular cacophony of songbirds hasn’t begun.

Oh! — I take that back. One of them just called…and there goes the response. Pretty soon it’ll be a full-on bird jamboree up in here.

In other news, good luck in this weekend’s Sephora giveaway. I like that these have become a regular thing around here. I can’t even remember when they started, but I think it was a couple years ago…after Saturday Surfing but before the Makeup Monsters?

Wow, time flies…

They’re just a little way to say “thank you” for visiting and to wish you a wonderful weekend.

Details to enter are down below. I’ll 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, what did you do last night? Do you subscribe to any YouTube gurus? Do you have any plants in your house (if you do, what kind)? Your most valuable beauty tool (brush, lash curler, Clarisonic, hairdryer, etc.)? Have you ever dated someone much older or younger than yourself? What’s on your mind? Who makes the best nail polish? Do you know how to tightline your eyes? — 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 14, 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 Christa! Congratulations, Christa! 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. Katrina says:

    I’m going to a hair show this weekend so that’s on my mind – clothes, hair, makeup, nails. It should be a fun time with the co-workers and maybe we’ll learn a thing or two;)

  2. Agata says:

    Hi Karen. Happy weekend, I wish it was warm and sunny here in Brownstown, MI. But it’s not πŸ™ I went out to dinner with my hubby last night, then we went over our friend’s house and hang out and played a game called Buzz Word, lots of fun! I got tons of compliments on my new hair. I will try to talk my husband into a Starbucks/Target/Ulta run…There is this new Lorac palette exclusive to Ulta that I really want…

  3. Debbie says:

    Happy Saturday!

  4. Amanda J. says:

    Yesterday our shower broke. Yayyy…hahaha smelly cat over here.

  5. Mitch Mabutas says:

    Hope i win this! <3

  6. GB says:

    Essie makes the best nail polish!

  7. Beth Easley says:

    I want to win this so bad! My Exfolikate is running low. I love Sephora and I love Karen!

  8. Sara says:

    Me and my husband watched season 2 of Community from Netflix. Go Human Beings! It’s kind of a funny show.

  9. Erin says:

    I have been loving the bath bombs I got from lately. They are HUGE!!!! Plus they smell amazing =)

  10. Tiffany says:

    I’m in love with L’occitane’s almond shower oil!

  11. Bree says:

    Well yesterday I had lasek eye surgery…yay for being able to see! The pain has thus far been less than expected.

    On another note….Boo no eye make up for 2 weeks! Lipstick and blush shall be my new besties.

  12. Rosario says:

    Happy weekend from Spain!

  13. At says:

    Hi Karen! Hope you have some good vacation plans for the summer! I just booked my trip to London in July and I am stoked! Shopping there is the BEST!

  14. aradhana says:

    happy saturday karen!
    i’ve got a terrible flu so not too much planned for this weekend πŸ™

    • Nadia A. says:

      Hi! My entire family caught the flu too. My young kids and my mother-in-law caught it last week. My husband, my mom, and I caught the flu this week. Take care of yourself. As you already know, this flu is the pits.

  15. hyorin says:

    It’s spring but we just had a snow storm like 2 days ago and it was after ALL the snow melted too! so now we have more snow and spring doesn’t really seem like spring anymore haha

  16. Maria J. says:

    My MOST Prized beauty tool is Definitely my Clarisonic Aria, I can’t go a Day without it and when I do I feel like my skincare routine doesn’t perform the same.

  17. Shea says:

    Hi! Thanks for this chance. Sadly, what I did last night was wake up with a ridiculous allergy attack. No way I’m wearing eye makeup today. Boo.

    I really enjoy your blog and your reviews. I am definitely a little lighter in the wallet, though, so maybe I shouldn’t be thanking you. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs. I went to a spring football game last night, but mostly played on my phone while my husband watched the game πŸ™‚

  19. JENNY says:

    Tescos hair serum for extra shine is the best thing I’ve ever used.

  20. Kiara says:


  21. Tricia says:

    I love OPI nail polishes!

  22. Andie says:

    I’m doing my taxes today… and then I’m taking my pup to the trails because neither of us has gone for a run in awhile. AND then I’m gonna spend my day in an Italian cafe writing!

    That’s the bit I’m looking forward to! Hope your day continues as lovely as it started Karen!

  23. Crystal says:

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

  24. Rikki says:

    I’m almost 22 and I haven’t dated anyone, ha!

  25. Madelyn says:

    I love Essie nail polish and currently loving the color good as gold!

  26. Annalee says:

    Heading to Macy’s today to buy the Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer since I finished my Tarte one. πŸ™‚

  27. April says:

    For some reason I really love most of the British Youtubers. I just love hearing the British accent. It’s so soothing. I could listen to them talk all day!

  28. Heidi says:

    I had plenty that I WANTED to do last night, but I ended up just dozing off in front of the t.v. with Missy sleeping away on my lap.

  29. Kel-Belle says:

    I need my hair straightener, I’d be lost without it.

  30. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I stayed in and watched movies last night.

  31. Stephanie says:

    I’m freezing my butt off in Chicago because the universe thinks it’s okay for it to snow in April. This would make me feel pretty, so pretty.

  32. Rachel B says:

    I’m new to your site, but I was amused by your MAC background. I first got into MAC with Culturebloom, but Barbie was my first big haul. πŸ™‚ nice to know I’m not the only one!

  33. Dee says:

    I dated a man 8 years older than me once. Biggest mistake so far. He took me to a hotel as on first date. I nope’d it out of there pretty quickly.

  34. Joni says:

    Hi karen! Been reading your blog for a few months now. I do know how to tightline, but it’s super tricky I’ve tried and tried but I gave up! My eyes always water too much! Hope the weather is looking good for you where you live! It was warm for me here in Ohio for 2 days and now it’s cold again!

  35. Tina F. says:

    Hey Karen, thanks for the giveaway opportunity =). It would be awesome to win a card for chic week. Anyways, I subscribe to like 10 makeup gurus on YouTube. For me blending eye shadow and applying foundation flawlessly are the hardest part! I have dry skin to a lot of times my skin can look flaky – not a good look lol.

  36. lelacarolina says:

    i looove tightlining my eyes; it looks so beautiful when i finish. but, 10 minutes later i look all raccoon-y. i’m thinking of getting the laura mercier tightlining eyeliner, i’ve heard it’s great at not-smudging

  37. Susan says:

    I love Saturdays!

  38. Rita O. says:

    Last night I went out with my husband for some milk tea! Not much, but after a rough work week it was enough to get us out of the house.

  39. Nancy G says:

    I Would like to buy something for the first time at SEphora! It’s the perfect opportunity for me πŸ˜‰

  40. Ebru M says:

    I am so obsessed with pink lately! πŸ™‚

  41. Saddy says:

    Last night I watched “Killing Them Softly”. It was a bit strange, but very interesting. Brad always delivers for me! His filmography is amazingly varied, but I think he’s quite underrated.
    Saddy recently posted … Robert Downey, Jr. wears a pair of traditional German lederhosen…

  42. Eva says:

    Hope you have a great Saturday! I’ve just come in from my afternoon run, and I’m feeling great.

    Funny you should mention tightlining, because I tried to do that just the other day (saw a video and liked the look). But my lashes are so thick that a) there’s no visible effect and b) it’s really unpleasant to do! So I think I’ll skip that for the time being.

  43. Ineke says:

    Thank YOU for this wonderful blog. It’s always so positive. When I visit it always puts a smile on my face. Have a wonderful weekend.

  44. Laura says:

    No plants. I don’t like keeping them. I tried cat grass, but my cat keeps yanking it out of the pot and dragging it across the room.

  45. Aida says:

    So… My husband convinced me to go see the new Evil Dead movie tonight. Not really sure is a good idea, because I get so easily spooked. I might just spend the whole time burying my face in his shoulder, which doesn’t sound so bad after all *wink*.

  46. Vanessa C says:

    Spring has finally sprung in NYC … My husbands birthday is on Monday, so looking forward to enjoying the weather with great company all weekend

  47. Nisa says:

    I’m actually having food poisoning right now and should be resting lol.

    Some of your questions intrigue me. I’ve actually DREAMT of tightlining my eyes XD But I’ve never personally tried it.

    I really should though.

    For me, TheFaceShop makes the best nailpolish!

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

    I married someone older than myself πŸ˜€

  49. JudiC says:

    We are celebrating my parent’s 50th anniversary this weekend! My mom just gave me a Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream that did not suit her, so I am trying it out. Have a beautiful California weekend from your follower in Arkansas.

  50. Rachel M. says:

    Happy Saturday from Hawaii! Didn’t do much last night: got a haircut, made dinner and watched “Lincoln.”

  51. Dianne says:

    Loving my Make Up For Ever Aqualiner #5!

  52. Yogirl says:

    Finally it is getting warmer and I have to claen my balcony. The best nail polishes are from Chanel, waiting for Taboo to see in real life.

  53. luvjaime says:

    My instagram is flooded with posts from Coachella. So jelly. Wishin’ I was there.

  54. Rachel B. says:

    Ran the treadmill this morning while hubby on his bike trainer beside me. When does that ever happen, running and biking side by side? Amazing, huh?

  55. Yogirl says:

    Again with the correct mail.
    My favourite brush is MAC 212 for lining my eyes.

  56. ReneeP says:

    I need to learn how to tightline my eyes!

  57. Aelyn says:

    I subscribe to a bunch of awesome beauty gurus on YouTube. It’s a great way to kill time over the weekends.

  58. Rie Maeda says:

    My fave YT beauty girl by far is essiebutton! She is so weird and awesome and unique!

  59. Shana says:

    My Clarisonic will have to be pried from my cold, dead hands before I give it up. Same for my Mario Badescu Vitamin C serum.

  60. Courtney says:

    I’m slightly jealous you get to to enjoy perfect weather! It’s my last semester of grad school and my last weekend writing papers! \o/


  61. Alix says:

    Is it spring yet?

  62. Neesh says:

    Those NARS pencils at the top are really tempting me

  63. Sy says:

    I watched episodes of New Girl last night. Such a funny show!

  64. Leonora says:

    Hi Karen,

    I woke up very tired this morning as I was working until late last night in one of my assignments that I have due this week. I applied some concealer under my eyes and problem solved. Brushes are my favorite make up tools as I don’t think i would be able to apply everything with my fingers…or blend…or contour.
    I have dated and been married to someone 12 years older than me for 3 and a half years and was the biggest mistake I have ever done. I am still paying the consequences of this immature decision…but you always learn from mistakes…

  65. Linda says:

    Last night, I was reading your post about the Ambient powders and I’m going to run out to get Dim light today. I tried it in store yesterday evening and couldn’t see a difference but every time I looked in the mirror afterwards once I got home, I noticed something looked better. Your post confirmed it. It’s subtle but has a nice impact. Going back to get it today. πŸ™‚

  66. Lydia says:

    I ordered a pizza and watched TV with my boyfriend!

  67. Brandy says:

    Last we went out to dinner then had a surprise birthday party from mom so much fun!!!ҝ€Ò€Ò€

  68. Tiffanie says:

    I look forward to the Saturday giveaway every week. Thank you for the opportunity!

  69. Susana says:

    Love your blog!!

  70. Alida Giordano says:

    Hi Karen! Happy weekend! What can I tell you today? Last night my hubby and I saw Mad Men Season 4 finale. I’m just 1 season behind! In case you haven’t seen it, worth trying, Jon Hamm is totally an eye candy πŸ˜€

  71. Melissa says:

    It is freezing here in the PNW. Obviously Mother Nature didn’t get the memo that its spring time. Me and my poor dry skin can’t wait for warmer weather.

  72. Tracy says:

    Hi Karen/everyone! We took my daughter out for her 18th birthday last night! The college decision has been made! So exciting, but so scary/sad at the same time. So now the budget is tight, the gift card would be so handy right now!

  73. Joanna says:

    My favorite youtube guru is Jean Francois!!!!

  74. Niya says:

    I am a huge fan of YouTube beauty guru’s/beauty vids! I think I have 20+ subscriptions, though I only really go through the videos of my favourite YouTuber and just check out the rest if it looks interesting. My favorite YouTubers are BeautyCrush, ShirleyBEniang and Britpopprincess, they all have their own, but amazing, style and I always feel inspired after watching their vids.

  75. Nicole says:

    Julep makes the best nail polish ever! I’m obsessed. I’m eating rock candy from them right now. So yummy.

  76. Nikki says:

    Love your blog!

  77. Shirley says:

    My new quest is to find a sunscreen or bb/moisturizer with higher SPF for summer that will not break me out!

  78. I had to work last night (until midnight). Let’s just say I am glad yesterday is over with.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Michael Pollan, Jillian Michaels and the Dalai Lama

  79. Nat M says:

    Nice and sunny today! Time for spring nail polish!

  80. Liz says:

    My beauty VIP is my Clarisonic. In combination with AHAs, it has changed my skin completely. The texture and clarity are 100% better and I don’t get breakouts nearly as often. It took a little while, but I figured out that my optimal routine the clarisonic once a day in the morning in the shower, then a cleansing oil at night to make sure all the makeup is gone for the night.

  81. Pam says:

    One of these days I will win!

  82. Lisa Brown says:

    I watched Lovejoy last night; it was such a great series.

  83. Kristen says:

    Currently on my mind is the fact that I’m kind of drowning in work right now, and I can’t wait to be done for the semester…but that means I start applying to grad school in August and only a year left until I am done with almost all of my schooling. Then I have to be an adult, right?

  84. LeeAnn says:

    Doing some Spring cleaning today with my mom!

  85. Pam says:

    I went to Sephora to pick up an eyeliner and some foundation samples to try.

  86. Megan says:

    I subscribe to Michelle Phan, though I don’t watch all her videos, and to Pixiwoo, the makeup artist sisters.

  87. Elena says:

    I like Essie nail polish

  88. Katie F says:

    It was a crummy day here yesterday, super cold and rainy and gray, so I stayed in. I watched the Coachella livestream and pined for SoCal, and drank a lot of sparkling pink wine.

  89. Jenny says:

    YSL’s Vert D’Orient is amazing–isn’t it? It is worth running through a crowded department store in high heels for. Or stalking online. That one will sell out fast. I had to have it too!

  90. C R Williams says:

    Still waiting for the day.

  91. angela says:

    I love Essie and OPI for nailpolish.

  92. Ritika says:

    My Shu eyelash curlers are my favorite beauty tool, I’d never be without mine!!

  93. Y. says:

    zoya makes pretty good polish

  94. Meredith says:

    Last night I decompressed with a glass of wine and some Netflix.

  95. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My go to beauty tool is my tweezer. I think I’m obsessed with tweezing.

  96. mkdallas says:

    The Lumene BB cream (high-end drugstore, available at CVS and Ulta) is pretty darned good and I’ve used alot of different ones, including both American, Japanese and Korean brands. Good coverage (medium), the darker shade is a good match for my NW25-NW30ish skin and it lasts for about 7-8 hours. If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative, this is a great option at only $14.99. Hugs to Tabs!

  97. Erin says:

    Well those new NARS Satin lip pencils are definitely on my mind. I ordered Lodhi and am anxiously waiting for it to come. If I love it, I don’t even know how to decide which of the other ones to get. I want them all so badly, but that’s not in the cards haha!

  98. Zoey says:

    I’m going to paint my nails later tonight.

  99. Jennifer Rivera says:

    Last night was chilly & rainy so I stayed in and watched Nikita πŸ™‚

  100. Jennifer Pham says:

    How do you learn to grow thicker skin? I mean emotionally.

  101. jennifer says:

    Thanks for your tips and the giveaway

  102. Erin says:

    Last night my friend and I were stressing over different situations dealing with men and we decided to just go work out at 10pm. We had so much fun and we did something good for us.

  103. Kay says:

    I can’t tightline for my life, but I’ve been really into push lining lately. I love the effect it gives!

  104. Tatyana G says:

    I am subscribed to more youtubers than I can keep up with πŸ™‚

  105. Carolyn N. says:

    I’ve been really addicted to Youtube videos lately!

  106. Jintala Wood says:

    Spring is finally here in Arkansas! So beautiful outside…finally going to get my blueberry bushes planted! Yay!

  107. jaymief says:

    My most valuable beauty tool is my eyelash curler!! I have nonexistent asian lashes that need the help of an eyelash curler no matter what type of mascara I will use.

  108. Elena Toader says:

    I like you so much that you always have Tabs in your posts! I love it!
    I also have two cats, a boy and a girl, and they are so adorable and fun and always cheer me up!

  109. LCT says:

    Love your blog. How do you have the energy to do so many posts in one day?? Hats off to you.

  110. Carmen says:

    I’m meeting someone later today for coffee, doing chores before that. Also going to Valley Fair.
    The youngest guy I’ve dated was a 15 year younger age diff.

    Everyone have a great day!

  111. Amatullah says:

    I sure could use that $50 gift card ……. LOL

  112. Jennifer says:

    I watched the detroit red wings lose to the chicago blackhawks in an overtime shootout. stupid shootouts and stupid hawks!

  113. Megan says:

    sephora has a 15% off sale πŸ˜€ finally bought woodstock eyeliner by urban decay “_

  114. Margarita says:

    A couple of years ago, I dated a guy 10 years younger than me. It was fun for a little while. Next guy I dated was 5 years younger. Match made in heaven… We get married in September!!

  115. Alison says:

    I need my GHD straightener and my Clarisonic. Both were very expensive but I think worth it. I think Essie polishes are my fave, although I own a variety of polishes. I love Essie’s “Dive Bar” for winter and “Tart Deco” for summer. Happy weekend to you and Tabs! XOX

  116. Kelly says:

    My birthday is around the corner and I would love to spend money at Sephora

  117. Trina E says:

    Note to self: you can still get burned even when it’s only 60 degrees outside. Wear sunscreen to the soccer games… πŸ™‚

  118. Ashley says:

    I’ve dated a guy 9 years older than me. I was 19 and he was 28. Disaster. Now I stick with my own age.

  119. Colleen says:

    I am having a pretty great day today! How’s yours going?

  120. Becca says:

    I love the look of tightlining – but I struggle to find a product that stays put. So far the best ones I’ve tried are Chanel’s waterproof long-lasting eyeliner and L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner.

  121. Justene says:

    Last night I watched the last episode of Grimm and ate cookies that I baked!

  122. Daniella says:

    I just went out on a first date last night with a guy who is five years younger. He is a very cute *brainiac* and we had a really nice date so we will see what happens!

  123. Stephanie says:

    Ms. Peppercat and I are snuggling up and wishing the cold weather would leave, already. I just can’t wait for sunshine and sundresses.

  124. Anastasia says:

    So addicted to makeup that I’ve been reading you still from Norway and now the Netherlands! Can’t wait to hit duty free tomorrow en route back to the States! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  125. Jenny D says:

    I have to give back my friend’s puppy today, boo! πŸ™ He keeps mine busy (they’re litter-mates) and is so snuggly!

  126. Rita says:

    It would be so perfect to get this GC right now! Just in time for my birthday!

  127. Jenn says:

    Best nail polish- OPI!

  128. brittany says:

    i’d love to win!

  129. Joanne E. says:

    Thanks to YouTube gurus, I know how to tightline my eyes!

  130. Gina says:

    Watching my 3 mos old daughter sleeping is such a wonderful thing!

  131. peach says:

    I love opi and sally hansen for cheaper option.

  132. Jihae says:

    I love Lisa Eldridge’s Youtube channel!

  133. Ellen says:

    My absolute must-have beauty tool (a new find!) is my Kevyn Aucoin
    Buff Powder Brush. I bought it to buff in Guerlain’s wonderful bronzers (and it works perfectly for that), but it also works for powder, foundation, you name it – if I could bring one tool with me, this would be it. I love that it’s so soft and the head is flat, all the better for buffing products in!

  134. Kim says:

    Just did a major cleanout of my vanity to make room for sephora chic week haul…my sister in law is getting a GIANT bag of hand me downs!

  135. Lisa says:

    Last night my friend and I made a two hour trek to her sick dad’s house to take his dog for a five-mile walk.
    Have a great weekend!

  136. Tina says:

    My allergies are acting up on me today!!!!

  137. Joy says:

    Last night I went to a local high school’s Caberet Night, featuring their show choirs and other short acts.

  138. Bernice says:

    Yeup! I subscribe to a lot of YTers. Gotta give a shoutout to my Canadian YTer, essiebutton πŸ™‚ She’s just hilarious

  139. Maple says:

    Hi Karen! I think that Essie makes the best nail polish ever! My favourite colour is Mademoiselle from the collection!!!

  140. Kirsten H. says:

    My current boyfriend is 11 years older than me, so… yes, much older. πŸ˜‰
    Kirsten H. recently posted … Neutrogena Cosmetics

  141. Dennise says:

    I just bought a whole bunch of Tarte amazonian clay blushes. Thanks to you, I am obsessed!!!

  142. Megan says:

    I’ve never tried tightlining my eyes. I’m a bit squeamish about things getting too close to my eyes!

  143. Zannah says:

    Karen,you’re superduper awesome! I always love finding new stuff on your blog!

  144. Vanessa says:

    Have you seen PSY’s new video Gentleman?

  145. Clara says:

    Busy today with my three kids and our dog, marcus. Catching up on laundry… Craving for some ice cream tonight!!!

  146. camille says:

    KAREN! I went to cha-cha-cha’s with my friends last night! we took BART, and I passed by the Sephora in downtown SF, and I instantly thought of you and Tabs! oh, it felt SO GOOD to be back in the city, with good company. hope you’re having a lovely weekend! nor*cal is beautiful right now. perfect weather!

  147. Amber says:

    Happy Weekend! My hubby is 15 years older than me, and we are a perfect match! (it’s a second marriage for us both) Honestly, I never even give the age difference a thought.
    Amber recently posted … Olfactif Perfume – Monthly Niche Perfume Review

  148. Becky says:

    Have a great weekend!

  149. marisol says:

    I’m glad that you are finally on IG.

  150. Nora says:

    Chic week is awesome!

  151. Darbie says:

    This blog is always fun.

  152. mcclain says:

    karen!! i haven’t been to your blog in forever! it’s so different. i love it. i always love visiting πŸ™‚ i wish you continued happiness and success <3

  153. sweeks1980 says:

    I wish I had house plants (I really want an herb garden). Unfortunately, my cat would probably destroy any plant that dared invade his domain πŸ™

  154. Karla says:

    It’s so hot in Palm Springs

  155. Kala says:

    I hope you and tabs are doing well! (:

  156. NeenaJ says:

    Awww. I miss Saturday Surfing! A-England is my favorite nail polish. The formula is fantastic and the colors are gorgeous.

  157. Jess says:

    You’re so lucky to have sun today! We’ve been getting freezing rain here for the past few days – it definitely doesn’t feel like April!

  158. Natash says:

    Obsessed with maintaining and painting my natural nails! I swear I change them about twice a week. I subscribe to a couple beauty channels but Carlibel is my favorite!

  159. Happy weekend, Karen! I am having my future parents in law over for a few days now and god know I could use a break… One more day, Melissa, one more day…

  160. marlee says:

    yesterday was a great end to my week and start of my weekend!! Time to spend some time with family and friends.

  161. MJ says:

    I mostly subscribe to music channels on Youtube for artists that do a lot of local shows and put out a lot of fun covers and their own originals. :)Jane Lui and Clara C are some fun ones. ^^

  162. mrsshukra says:

    Voggy in paradise but lovely weekend anyway!

  163. My kitten has to wear a cone today, so he’s spent all day sitting on the keyboard staring at me resentfully.
    Clare @ The Blossom Shed recently posted … Scrub Amnesty – Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm

  164. Isabel says:

    It’s been raining constantly here.. I can’t wait for summer!

  165. Trisha says:

    I sub to so many beauty gurus! I have a new channel and some of my faves encouraged me to start it. I love shades of kassie, pixie woo, Jacqueline hill, chrissypy just to name a few!
    love your blog!!

  166. Tina C. says:

    I would love to win the gift card to get some more Dr. Lipp!!

  167. Kandace says:

    My most valued beauty tool is my Sigma Flat Kabuki brush. It does an amazing job of blending in my foundation!

  168. Justine says:

    For various reasons, I’ve been wanting an aloe plant.

  169. Kim C. says:

    I have a bunch of plants at home. Many container plants.

  170. kelly m says:

    no plants in my house. my 2 kittens would destroy them and if not I would. I definitely don’t have a green thumb, only plastic plants for me I guess.

  171. Sylvia says:

    Well tomorrow I am going to Nordstrom and Saks in Indianapolis to check out all the makeup and perfume I can’t get in my town. It should be a wonderful day!

  172. Bonnie says:

    I spent last night at the library studying for my finals.
    I can’t wait til april 22, cause that’s my last exam date! It’d be nice to do a sephora haul!

  173. Jessica says:

    You are so lucky that it is nice where you are! We just got more snow! Guess that’s what I get for living in Canada! Thanks for the opportunity to win, have a great weekend!

  174. jasmine says:

    I like tight lining my eyes with an angled eyeliner brush. I use MAC fluid line in black track. The application is really easy and it lasts for about 8 hours. After 8 hours the liner transfers a little bit to my lower lash line but not so much where you don’t see anymore of the tight line

  175. Lori P says:

    I did date someone younger than me (10 years), but it didn’t work out. He turned out to be too immature for my taste.

  176. Kylie says:

    I do not know how to tightline my eyes. Sadly, when I attempt to, my eyes tear up and then the eyeliner gets everywhere! πŸ˜›

  177. Mary says:

    I love my Shu Uemura eyelash curler!

  178. Kristie says:

    I once dated a guy 9 years older than me but it didn’t work out.

  179. Erica says:

    i love my life!

  180. Kate & Zena says:

    I think butterLONDON makes the best polish. πŸ™‚

  181. Yukari says:

    I shouldn’t buy any more lip gloss… but the swatch you did of the new Chanel Glossimer in Daydream looks SO pretty! Want..

  182. Jae says:

    Drank too much champagne at dinner last night w/friends.

  183. Kayla S. says:

    I moved into my new apartment and finally have internet again! Hooray!

  184. Lisa says:

    Had Indonesian food for the first time today and loved it!

  185. Rachael G says:

    My “local” Sephora finally has my shade of the Kat Von D foundation in my color after MONTHS of waiting. Why hasn’t it shown up online after so long I will not understand, but there are a few things I would LOVE to pick up online. A Shiseido lacquer rouge has been on my list for ages! The stila eyeliner in periwinkle is also something I thought would be amazing for summer!

  186. Saffron says:

    Homie, I once dated a guy twenty-freakin-five years older than me. It went great, we broke up cause of age difference but I wouldn’t have done anything different. My husband is seven years my junior and clearly I’m quite fond of him. πŸ™‚

  187. Ana P says:

    I’m addicted to your blog and I LOVE TABS!!!

  188. Judy says:

    Waiting for Spring still… πŸ™

  189. Evelyn says:

    I subscribe to a few makeup artists I like such as Lisa Eldridge, Wayne Goss & the Pixiwoo girls. They have great ideas of things to do and techniques to deal with whatever bugs you about your look. The birdies here get pretty crazy at 6AM! I’m going to work, I’m not in the mood to be cheerful! lol

  190. Amy says:

    I’ve recently started learning to tightline my eyes and it’s not as hard as I thought!

  191. Amanda says:

    My most valuable beauty tool is absolutely my eyelash curler!

  192. auroragyps says:

    What’s on my mind is that I’m very worried about my cat Zeal, because she’s pretty sick. We thought it was a sinus thing at first, but it might be something more serious. So, we’re taking it day by day here. Healing vibes are always welcome, so if Tabs could spare some, we’d appreciate it a lot.

  193. Myr says:

    Yay! This coincides with the 15% off Sephora coupon. Hope I win. πŸ™‚

  194. Katrina says:

    My birthday is next week… I hope i win! πŸ™‚

  195. emma says:

    Went to the park today…lovely day for a walk and hardly any wind! I love Spring!! So many beautiful flowers to enjoy and such a variety. And grocery shopping is done…it’s a fine Saturday.

  196. BeckBeck says:

    Last night? I went to bed early because it’s my weekend to work πŸ˜› but I’m going to a conference Thursday and I’ll be gone until next Wednesday, so that will be a nice break!

  197. Step says:

    Big fan of Zoya!

  198. Avery says:

    Got a new cat today, so excited to bring her home!

  199. Grace says:

    I love Sephora, now anyways. I recently started looking up make-up tips and such because I want to change my look :).

  200. Tracy says:

    I would have to say that Essie is my favorite nail polish brand, but OPI is a close second.

  201. Cristy says:

    I feel nervous, excited, anioux! I’m having an in vitro procedure in a couple of days Ò˜º and that’s in my mind all day.. The hub it’s trying to distract me and make me laugh so I can be calmed and relaxed! But the truth it’s that I’m so impatient!! After two weeks they are going to tell me If We are pregnant or nottt!! Omg!

  202. Christine says:

    I really like Zoya as a nail polish!

  203. Alicia says:

    Finally found the perfect prom dress today!!

  204. Jane says:

    My two cats are sitting at the back door, longing for the world of outside. They would love to meet Tabs there. But if that is not to be, they really want me to have a $50 gift card to spend at Sephora!

  205. Cara says:

    I love OPI nail polish!

  206. Alice says:

    I don’t have a youtube account, but I have been watching the Great Gatsby trailer over and over. I can’t wait for it to come out!

  207. Bridget says:

    booooo! i broke out really bad this month πŸ™

  208. Angela says:

    I need a Sephora fix. Bad!

  209. Stephanie says:

    Going to Sephora tomorrow to use my 15% off coupon for Chic Week! Think I’m going to get another one of the Nars Satin Lip Pencils. Rikugien is beautiful on.

  210. Christine W. says:

    I’m going to get that Urban Decay Mushroom eyeliner now. Thanks for all of the reviews.

  211. Dana says:

    I just hauled some drugstore makeup and I’m loving the NYC Smooth Skin Foundation! Bonus: Its only 3 dollars!

  212. Jennifer says:

    Himself (my Irish Husband) not known for being the funniest person, coined a funny new work. My Portuguese Water Dog, CH Galaxy’s St. Elmo’s Fire, “Elmo,” turned 10 years old on Wednesday. Himself now refers to Elmo as a “Portugeezer,” which I find hilarious!

    -Jennifer (Hugs for TABS)

  213. TrippyPixie says:

    I’m not able to tightline my eyes, but I wish I could. However, my allergies have been so bad these past few months that I haven’t been able to wear any sort of eye makeup.

  214. steph b says:

    I subscribe to Global Cycling Network on youtube.

  215. Aisha says:

    I’m making up my shopping list, hope to win!

  216. Kimmie says:

    If Sephora is good enough for Tabs, it’s good enough for me!

  217. Nikita says:

    I actually have an appointment at Sephora tomorrow for a session, and I’m really looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  218. Krista says:

    I have a dead plant graveyard in my house. Does that count???

  219. Thornyfruit says:

    Need perfume from Sephora!

  220. Kitina says:

    Tonight is the first time I’ve been to your blog. I’m new to the whole beauty concept. I wear eyeshadow & liner maybe a handful of times in a month. I’m a tomboy trying to become a butterflying. I will be 30 in less then 2 months (Yikes!) Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  221. Janelle Dazzlepants says:

    I didn’t do much last night! Read a book and caught up on Supernatural and Once Upon A Time. πŸ™‚

  222. Emily says:

    I love my professional hair dryer. I was worth every penny.

  223. Justin says:

    My GF is about 6 years younger than me =)

  224. raina99 says:

    I just chipped the ice off my walkway before the snow hit again tonight. I am so ready for spring!!!
    raina99 recently posted … Loose Button Luxe Box Spring Edition

  225. onegreatsmile says:

    Twice, I’ve dated guys 10 years younger. One exceeded my expectations, the other one was a huge disappointment. Just goes to show you, you never know.

  226. Stephanie says:

    Last night, I tried to fix my dishwasher. Didn’t work. Exciting, huh?

  227. Whitney says:

    Have a great weekend!

  228. Kate Williamson says:


  229. Mandy Sark says:

    I’ve been sitting on the couch all day with a sore throat and earache because of allergies. I did buy a nose spray that guarantees an “intense sensation” when you use it. So that’s kind of exciting.

  230. Jenine says:

    According to hubby and 2 sons I need a MBA (makeup, beauty anonymous ) group, cause I have an addiction.I call it a hobby to pass down from mother to daughter. Lol she is only 5 months

  231. Bons says:

    Watched movie yesterday night!!! Happy weekend.

  232. Lorraine says:

    I love Kandee J! She is a pro at editing and her videos are always fun to watch! Best nail polish is Estee Lauder but close second would be Chanel and Deborah Lippmann.

  233. noemii says:

    off to see Suspiria in about 40 minutes. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a fabulous Italian horror film by Dario Argento. Excited to see it on the big screen.. a 13 inch laptop doesn’t do it Any justice!!

  234. Dineille says:

    I’m a newbie to this site and I LOVE it!!

  235. Lizzy says:

    Has anyone looked into the “lancer rx microcurrent” tool? The cenoire 24k beaute bar is getting huge buzz too, I need more info πŸ™‚

  236. Maria says:

    I’m with Tabs on this one. We finally have warm weather here and outside is irresistible!

  237. karen says:

    Happy weekend, everyone!

  238. My most valuable beauty tool is Clarisonic. I take it everywhere I go and use it daily. It has improved my skin a lot.

  239. Melissa says:

    We enjoyed the pier today in cloudy so cal! What a twist with the weather! Still had a fun time though πŸ˜‰

  240. Annaham says:

    Mos valuable beauty tool is a great lip balm!

  241. sharee says:

    i need to perfect the tight lining πŸ™‚

  242. Lisa says:

    I actually tight line my eyes because I think lining on my actual lash line is harder. Is that weird?

  243. Leetal says:

    oh my goodness i suck at tightlining! my eyes start watering and i blink a lot. oyy

  244. Sabrina says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! And i subsribe to a bunch of youtube beauty gurus lol love watching those vids.

  245. Selena says:

    I’ve been seriously itching to try the new NARS concealers but they’re not quite in my budget. A gift card would certainly help!

  246. Rachel says:

    I wish I could have plants in my house – every time I try, my cat eats them! πŸ˜›

  247. Mei says:

    Hello Karen! It’s been a while! Things have been kinda crazy lately, trying to settle down in my third city move (all within one year)! Last night…hmm, oh right, I took some Vicodin to knock myself out bc I just got my wisdom tooth extracted. Yay! Hahahahahahaha. I don’t have any plants in my house…I can’t stand bugs, which is the reason why I appreciate nature from a distance (am I the worst or what?). My most valuable beauty tool….my clarisonic of course! It has saved my acne-prone, oily skin! This little machine is amazing for getting all the makeup off! Oh, I just started using Boscia’s Cleansing Oil! OH! MY GOD! That thing takes off EVERYTHING, even waterproof mascara!! I don’t have any nail polish as of the moment bc I’m still trying to settle down, and I haven’t started my collection yet! I LOVE tight lining! I’m an absolute pro! What am I thinking of…umm, “I need a job, yet I’m looking around Sephora like I have ca$h money to spend!” hahahaha! Thanks for reading Karen! Hope you have a fantastic rest of the weekend! Kiss Tabs for me!

  248. Re says:

    All, any body has experience on what the best make up for wedding? Water proof n stay on n natural happy color are the key words here πŸ˜‰

  249. VictoriaJane says:

    Couldn’t live without my eyelash curler!

  250. Rebecca says:

    Ugh, I know finals are coming up when the nightmares start…

  251. Stephanie Smith says:

    I’m going to make some Paleo coconut vanilla ice cream! Hope it’s as amazing as I want it to be!

  252. Leah says:

    I tightline all the time, especially on the bottom lash.

  253. Rose says:

    I can’t live without my eyelash curler — definitely my secret weapon!

  254. supriya says:

    I love your blog and read it everyday!

  255. Diana says:

    i subscribe to tons of beauty gurus. i have a few favorites. i have a orchid at home blooming in this next few weeks. my favorite beauty told are my mac brushes and the love of my life is almost 10 yrs older than me. i met him when i was 19… he is now 45 πŸ˜› good luck everybody!! πŸ˜€

  256. Felis says:

    I found a cactus lying in the street on my way to lunch yesterday! Just lying there, in perfect condition, complete with a root ball. It looked kind of like Swamp Thing’s you-know-what. I didn’t want it to die so I carried it to lunch in my hands and the busboy brought me a cup for it and gave me cactus care advice.

    Now I have this vaguely obscene cactus. Seriously, it’s a long green stalk with a red ball on the end and a fuzzy brown root ball. I planted it but it’s still totally a weiner.

  257. Katie says:

    Shout out to Josie Maran! Just started using her products and I’m in love!

  258. Melodie says:

    Karen (and Tabs) – really been enjoying your blog over here in Canada! Humourous, playful and a great beauty resource. Thanks! Last night we had friends over for a homemade grilled pizza party (yum) and one of our friends made to-die-for panna cotta which just made my evening.

  259. Sicily Stump says:

    I found a lovely bookstore today

  260. Hi! I’m from Brazil and I just loooove the way you write. It’s very funny!!
    Love your blog!


  261. Chesca says:

    You are a talented writer. I just wanted you to know that. =) keep on keepin’ on!

  262. Melody says:

    I actually subscribe to a lot of YT gurus! I love my eyelash curler! It’s a gift from the heavens! I definitely think Zoya or OPI πŸ™‚ it’s a close match.

  263. Rozae says:

    Long awaited spring cleaning for this weekend & I’m not even half way done!

  264. Kay says:

    The Chanel Taboo polish has been on my mind all week and your picture has convinced me that I need it.

  265. Erin says:

    I keep a number of plants around the house, and luckily my cat doesn’t bother the live and healthy ones … but apparently any crispy, dead leaves are like potato chips to her, an irresistible treat (that makes her vomit). It’s an added incentive to keep them alive.

  266. Barbara says:

    Someday I will win the Sephora gift card!

  267. Michele says:

    Hi Karen, love your blog and beauty reviews, keep up with the good works!!!

  268. Monika says:

    Good top coat makes any nail polish superb…..wanna try JinSoon one. Heard its reallllly good…..

  269. Marlee says:

    Would love to win this… bday just passed April 6th…and I’ve been eyeing the naked palette at sephora

  270. Let says:

    Nearly 21 and have never dated anyone :/

  271. Katty says:

    I should get a plant here. Maybe a herb plant!

  272. ELISA says:

    Hi Karen
    I love the pics of the nars and Pierre hardy collection. Your blog is great!

  273. LC says:

    Loving the My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask I just took off!

  274. MollyG says:

    I think VIB’s and Beauty Insiders can get 15% off Sephora purchases throughout the next week πŸ™‚

  275. Melissa says:

    Feeling somewhat guilty of making TWO Sephora orders during 15% off, I couldn’t resist at least a little discount! πŸ˜‰

    And, waiting to hear if a free Nissan 300ZX will be mine.

  276. Katherine says:

    I like to make my own green tea toner, I keep it in the fridge. The antioxidants are gonna be helpful over these hot summer months coming up in AZ.

  277. Kimberley says:

    Working nights with all of the sick dogs and cats, I love reading your blog in the wee hours. Your words bring fun to my nights, not to mention help for my dark circles! I am addicted to tinted creams (thanks Sonya Kashuk)

  278. MelodyJ says:

    On YouTube I love Pop Pilates and Fitness Blender.

  279. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I went to the mall and dragged the family with me. We had our obligatory bubble black tea and window shopped for a couple hours.

  280. rosy says:

    Can’t sleep…… Watching Eureka on Netflix. Good show.

  281. Elle says:

    I’m sooo sleepy.

  282. Emily Bode says:

    Yesterday I hung out with my boyfriend and played with our new kitten Aiko. Then we went LARPing for the frst time ever with some friends.

  283. Joy says:

    I do tightline my eyes whenever I want a fuller lash “effect”. I love using UD pencils for tightlining πŸ™‚

  284. Andrea says:

    Hey Karen and Tabs! I just got off work and I’m super tired. Time for ice cream!

  285. anusha says:

    To win this i can march on beach without sunscreen πŸ˜‰

  286. bagaela says:

    Fav product at the moment: i just discovered Seche Vite top coat for nail polish 2 months ago, my life is so much easier since then, no need to carry my polis with me for touch ups, and my mani lasts 2 to 5 days…why didn’t I try it earlier? πŸ™‚

  287. Nazmiye says:

    i love that the first store my fiance wants to go to at the mall is now Sephora. . because of me:}

  288. Bonnie says:

    I have some plants outdoors…my most cherished one is my basil plant, because I often use it for cooking!

  289. Lulu says:

    I just got some sunscreen for the summer… one week until my break!

  290. Joanna says:

    I just bought MAC’s Dubonnet after reading your Unsung Heroes post for this color, AND it’s my very first red lipstick purchase, too!

  291. Liz says:

    I like makeup

  292. Christa says:

    I just learned that peanut butter toast with honey is best eaten post coffee. Otherwise, the honey escapes without notice and you’re brutally reminded of why you can’t have nice things. lol

  293. Claire says:

    Packing up my room today and getting rid of expired skincare and makeup! =)

  294. Last night I made myself a drink and organized my polish stash – it took forever! It was worth it though, my polish bin isn’t AS much of a mess now (as it’s a bin and not shelving, I don’t think it’ll ever be completely organized…womp, womp).
    I can tightline my eyes, although I still accidently poke myself in the eyeball here and there.
    Jay @ Wayfaring Beauty recently posted … Heads Up! Polish Stash

  295. mn says:

    Hurray for Spring!

  296. Emily says:

    I almost bought a Clinique chubby stick yesterday. Still thinking about it.

  297. Diane says:

    My most valuable beauty tool–Macadamia oil for my hair.

  298. Boyana says:

    It’s almost spring time, wish you a nice, sunny weekend, Karen! πŸ™‚

  299. Michelle Rader says:

    I’m really digging Color Club nail polish right now!

  300. Rachel says:

    Good morning! Am going to Sephora today!!! *excited* hhehe

  301. Amie says:

    I watched movies last night and chatted with friends.

  302. Amber Kay says:

    My most valuable beauty tool is my GHD hair straightener!

    Thank you for this giveaway Karen, your follower from the UK!

    I would LOVE to win this amazing giveaway! <3 x

  303. Mariee says:

    I love Revlon’s nail polishes.

  304. Rebekah says:

    I can’t wait for the Nars summer collection to come out!

  305. Kiki says:

    I should really put myself on a makeup ban..

  306. Carly says:

    Excited for Sephora Chic Week!

  307. stacy s says:

    Getting bored with my eyeshadows. Maybe I need to try something new.

  308. Kasha says:

    Hi Karen,

    I love your blog and reviews. Have been reading your blog for a few years now. Thanks for all that you do!


  309. Injla says:

    Hello! I hope I will win! πŸ˜€ You and I are the same height ;p and the same color, I will buy everything that looks great on you πŸ˜€

  310. Kristen says:

    Thank you… and Tabs too!

  311. meghan says:

    I’m a big fan of Sally Hansen’s polishes, they’re constantly coming out with new colors & finishes and the price range is so affordable! Thanks for the giveaway!

  312. Sarah says:

    I want the new living proof hair primer!

  313. Karla says:

    My cat demands his food at the same time everyday!!

  314. Claire says:


    You are so lively on this blog, have you ever considered doing youtube, even just one “show” a month to correlate with your blog? We would eat that up!!

  315. Melissa says:

    Oh, I need this! Desperately wanting some St Tropez tanner to bronze me up before I head to Florida in 2 weeks!

  316. kimkats says:

    I wish it was sunny here. The temp is nice – close to 70, but it so windy I have the storm door locked lest it blow open. A nice sephora GC would sure make things nicer – almost as nice as my lil blooming daffodils! Hurray for spring!

  317. Sue C. says:

    Happy beautiful spring weekend! My favorite beauty tool is my Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler. But in my dreams I know I’d love a Clarisonic πŸ™‚

  318. Darlene says:

    Awesome Sunday! Making some banana pancakes, topped with applesauce instead of syrup.BTW, Spartacus, last episode had me in tears πŸ™

  319. Steph says:

    I try to tightline every time I wear eyeliner!
    Steph recently posted … Topbox April 2013 Review, Photos

  320. Thomas Murphy says:

    I’ve never dated anyone that much younger or older than me

  321. Jenna says:

    I just did a major haul to sephora, but forgot skincare, the most important part…

  322. roz says:

    Right now I think Loreal is really bringing it to the nail game.

  323. Sylvia says:

    Making pancakes for breakfast πŸ™‚

  324. Maureen says:

    I love that Sephora has 15% off right now for beauty insiders! But it already got me in trouble… πŸ™‚

  325. Katherine says:

    Last night my husband and I made an awesome dinner – grilled eggplant with Greek seasoning, grilled asparagus, and a lentil, cucumber, feta salad with lemon vinaigrette. I love food so that was a pretty perfect Saturday night for me!

  326. Stacey says:

    I just finally filled up my Urban Decay breathless palette with this week(ends) coupon! Cannot stop loving on most of the new formulas! The chunky glitters don’t do it for me but everything else has been amazing! Love!

  327. Wayne says:

    I miss having a cat, even the cat food breath.

  328. Roxanne says:

    I’ve always wanted a fern for the house but they’re so toxic to cats. I just don’t want to risk the cats ingesting the plant.

  329. ali says:

    I love makeup!

  330. Julie says:

    Just in time for Sephora chic week ^_^

  331. cristina says:

    Great advance mother’s day gift!

  332. Nadia A. says:

    My family and I are still trying to recover from the terrible flu we all caught. This flu has been the pits!

  333. Elizabeth says:

    Karen, love your blog! I could totally use some nice weather and a pick me up! I’ve been so stressed out with going back to school for nursing. Eek!

  334. Caitlin @PiratePigg says:

    Pinkie charm is a decent one on YouTube. She has a wide variety of reviews.

  335. helene says:

    I am so jealous of your tales of sun and warmth. It is snowing/sleeting here today.
    For my nails, the best polish (defined as longest wear) brand is definitely illamasqua. Zoya comes in second.

  336. Jessica trejo says:

    Just in time for the sale!

  337. SweeetBea says:

    It’s beautiful today! Enjoyed a nice walk at nature center nearby. Now relaxing at home.

  338. Vanessa says:

    I went shopping yesterday and got every piece I bought on sale! πŸ™‚ Great shopping day!

  339. Ceci says:

    Hi, Karen and readers! Happy Sunday everyone~~

  340. cg says:

    i am soooooo obsessed with zoella, the youtube guru!
    Thanks Karen!

  341. Anika Hein says:

    Hi Karen!! Even though I had to work all weekend, it’s ok because next weekend I will be in New York visiting friends!!!! Yay:)

  342. Amy Bui says:

    Last night was a pretty relaxed chill Saturday, I tried to pamper myself with a face mask from the stress of studying for midterms. I even gave in to eating junk food, mmmm chocolate and lots of Chinese food.

  343. Laura says:

    Spent the whole weekend with friends at a beach house. Very fun.

  344. Carina says:

    I so subscribe to a lot of YouTube gurus but my favorites are amarixe, missglamorazzi and fleurdeforce.

  345. Deretta says:

    Just finished the Austin 1020 race! Woohoo!

  346. Colleen S. says:

    Hey! Hermmm…been playing with the Nars “And God Created the Woman” palette. Normally I don’t like palettes much, feels as if you end up with shades you don’t want (and they’re hogging up precious makeup-drawer real estate), or shades you already own, but this one imo is genuinely worthy.

    I just tried “Coconut Grove” yesterday from the palette…amazing. In the pan, it appears a dreary requisite dark-brown “shadow anyone could wear.” On, it’s subtly…purple? It’s not quite plain dark brown. I wore it with Bellissima II from the same palette. Again you’re thinkin’, zzzzzzzz…but it turned out quite pretty.

    Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!
    Colleen S. recently posted … Just don’t tell me it’s not my night

  347. Genevieve says:

    I actually just discovered Sephora, and I really like it! BTW I really like your blog, and you seem to be a really great person!

  348. irini says:

    I LOVE my clarisonic!

  349. Delina says:

    Congratulations to my son’s 5th grade APA basketball team for coming in 2nd place at yesterday’s tournament!

  350. Mel L. says:

    I went to Dave and Buster’s for the first time last night. It was like having my childhood and adulthood clash at the same time.

  351. Jennifer O. says:

    I also have a tabby (named Cupcake). She was my Mother’s Day present last year.

  352. Evelyn says:

    I love love love 2 Broke Girls I have been catching up on the season all day today Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€ž

  353. Alex says:

    Can’t live without my clairsonic!!!

  354. Lucia W says:

    It has been snowing and raining here lately. Looking forward to the warm weather coming up in the next few days!!

  355. Jamie C. says:

    My Most Priced Beauty Tool is my InStyler….It Straightens, Curls and doesn’t burn my hair with high heat!

  356. Lisa G says:

    Just found this site and love it! πŸ™‚

  357. Lynn says:

    my most pricy tool and most important tool is my Sedu hair straightener… it tames my unruly hair

  358. Karen says:

    Been working on mastering my perfect daytime smokey and I think I’m almost there!!!

  359. Tanya says:

    What’s on my mind?! I will be on a trip to Las Vegas this week πŸ˜€

  360. christine says:

    I’d love to find a liner that I can tightline with but won’t irritate my contacts.

  361. elia says:

    I love your blog, and lately i’ve been obsessed with red lips.

  362. Samma says:

    I hate Monsanto

  363. Kristelle says:

    Yesterday, I went to the mall to go to Victoria’s Secret because I had a coupon for a free underwear. Then I went to bath and body works to buy candles because they were 2 for $22. Then my bf and I went to yoshinoya to buy dinner. Watched the Donaire fight on HBO. And just chilled before going to bed.

  364. Rosalyn says:

    Thanks for this! I’ve been loving pink lips for spring!

  365. janey says:

    My most valuable, can’t-live-without beauty tool is my Shu Uemura eyelash curler. I have two, one as the primary and one for backup.

  366. Shannon says:

    Got a case of the Sunday Blues but this cheers me up considerably!

  367. Jesselyn says:

    Can’t wait for Game of Thrones tonight

  368. Kim says:

    I love Zoya’s polishes especially the new Pixie Dust collection!

  369. Brittany says:

    I just had a wonderful weekend spent with my love in New Orleans! Not looking forward going back to work this week. πŸ™

  370. Jenn S. says:

    My favorite YouTube beauty gurus are Melissa (aka Melmphs) and Emily Noel of Beauty Broadcast. Melissa is a Southern girl like me and she is a nut! She makes me laugh and gives great reviews and tutorials at the same time! Emily is a cutie who really knows her stuff. I enjoy her dupes videos a lot. Both girls have been very hard on my wallet! LOL πŸ™‚

  371. Chandra says:

    I can only curl my hair with a clampless iron.

  372. dijana says:

    I spent last night with my boyfriend! He will be traveling quite a bit for work, so trying to spend as much time together as we can!

  373. Ann says:

    Bowled almost 100 today. That’s good for me.

  374. Alexandra F says:

    I subscribe to way too many YouTube gurus. A a result I buy way too much makeup.

  375. Maryann says:

    I’m a new follower! Love your reviews, excellent swatches/ pics!

  376. Powell says:

    It’s springtime & I would love to get some new makeup to chase away the winter doldrums. <3

  377. Tintin says:

    Played badminton yesterday!

  378. Charlene, "Charlie" says:

    I’m new to makeup blogs, and each time I search for different products, your blog comes up. I must say that I enjoy reading your blogs, and seeing what the product looks on you, most especially NARS cosmetics since I’ve became obsessed with NARS. You’ve helped a lot with what these products look like on skin. Thanks for your blog and you look lovely in all your photos!

  379. Amy C says:

    Hi Karen & Tabs! Enjoying my Sunday evening watching Gilmore Girls reruns while rocking a face mask and velcro rollers =) Hope y’all are having as much fun as me! xoxo

  380. Nidia says:

    Got a 15% coupon from Sephora in my email. Bought their primer yesterday! I love sales!

  381. Nikki Williams says:

    I cleaned my room today and did 70 squats. So I guess I had a pretty productive day.

  382. Jesse says:

    I should be doing homework but instead I’m on youtube and makeup blogs lol no regrets>:D

  383. AmyD says:

    loving dior’s pro-youth skin tint as warm weather tinted moisturizer!

  384. Nicole says:

    Just got back from a great trip to Chicago – I just wish I could have skipped the flights!

  385. Melissa L says:

    I am waiting for my name to get picked!!! *Cross my fingers*

  386. Laura Davila says:

    Love your blog

  387. Gail says:

    Love Nurse Jackie & your blog – lol

  388. Melanie says:

    would love to win!

  389. Irene says:

    My most valuable tool has to be my eyelash curler. No look is complete without it.

  390. Evelyn says:

    Love sephora. its such a great store with so much. thanks karen

  391. Amy says:

    Love the new Aveda colors, wish Sephora carried them.

  392. Angel says:

    I’ll be spending my next Friday night in Sephora!

  393. Angel says:

    I looove argan oil!

  394. Janet says:

    Tabs looks adorable as always. Hope your weekend was good as well!

  395. Liz S. says:

    Found your blog recently and I’m hooked! Saw this giveaway just in time, too πŸ™‚ Thanks for all of the amazing product reviews!

  396. Andrea says:

    I’m hoping I win this to take advantage of the VIB sale! Love this site!

  397. I accidentally removed half of the eyelashes on my left eye, I look pretty ridiculous. I would use this gift code to buy some really sassy faux lashes to wear until my real ones grow back πŸ™‚

  398. Sarah V says:

    My bedroom curtains are a muted teal… Seems to be a trend w/ spring polishes too. My dog’s name is Schroeder. NYY foreveerrrrrrr. <3

  399. Samantha Kim says:

    Omg Sephora is like the bestest store there is in like the entire world! Like oh my Gawd! And I wonder how much money the makeup industry is worth. Probs like a bajillion million dollars… Yeah that sounds about right.

  400. Maia says:

    I just got an interview for a dream job in NYC ! πŸ™‚

  401. Adrianne says:

    Love my clarisonic:)

  402. BB says:

    I have a Clarisonic but not sure that I love it!

  403. Vanessa F says:

    Last night I was one of the chaperone’s at Prom. Fun to see my students looking so fancy!

  404. mayra says:

    I bought a few things from im so excited for them to come in the mail so i can try them out!

  405. Ashley K says:

    My most valuable beauty tool is definitely my fan brush. It completely changed how I applied bronzer to my face!

  406. Christina Tran says:

    Guh! It’s been so long since I’ve last visited MBB…I hope you’ve been well, Karen!

  407. chibicheeks says:

    I’m really not a fan of YouTube videos. I’d much rather read blogs! πŸ˜€

  408. Tori says:

    Going to Stagecoach for my 21st birthday in less than 2 weeks and I am having a really hard time getting my college finals done b4 then!

  409. Ashley says:

    Here’s to hoping you do a swatch of that awesome new Aveda blush!!

  410. Grettel says:

    My favorite guru on Youtube is Tanya Burr!

  411. Laura Case says:

    Tried the new Urban Decay Wicked Palette this weekend, loved the look! Anyone like wearing red lipstick?

  412. Olivia says:

    I love you blog! I cannot live without an eyeliner brush, it works double duty for applying on my gel liner, as well as filling in my brows.

  413. Carolina says:

    I was studying for a midterm last night πŸ™

  414. Dorothy says:

    Winning this would make my finals infinitely better <3

  415. Janelle says:

    Last night, I went on a date and we watched a movie.

  416. karen says:

    i’ve dated older and younger. My last two boyfriends were younger though πŸ™‚

  417. Grace says:

    Someday I’m gonna win this!

  418. BooBooNinja says:

    meow! meow!

  419. Rika says:

    Hi Karen, hope you had a nice Sunday. My favorite Youtube Guru is Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi) she recommends great beauty products and you can learn DIY beauty and fashion tips. I had a GREAT day because I got to hang out with my sister and go shopping. Thanks for this opportunity!!!

  420. Solangel says:

    Finals nearing…new makeup would sure be a nice pick-me-up! πŸ˜€

  421. Amanda says:

    Y hello thar!

  422. Clemence says:

    Can’t believe it’s halfway through April, where has this year gone?

  423. Courtney says:

    Good luck, everybody!

  424. Joy D says:

    I was just reading your recent post about Tabs. I love the little pimp cat outfit you had him pictured in. That was so cute!

  425. Annie says:

    I subscribe to Lisa Eldridge on youtube. She creates some lovely looks, I’ve picked up a lot of tips from her videos.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  426. Sue says:

    Love your swatches, Gurl!!! – your skin tone is the same as mine- so it’s perfection!

  427. Thank you for a chance to win!

  428. jess says:

    I love Grav3yard Girl on Youtube! She is awesome, so unique!
    jess recently posted … Revlon Spring 2013 Pacific Coast eyeshadow in Free Spirit and Sea Mist review

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