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

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is avargas21! Congratulations, avargas21! 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 $50 Sephora eCard


Hook or crook, I’m spending part of this weekend doing absolutely nothing other than walking around the Sephora store by my house.

That’s my pledge to Planet Earth right now!

I have to catch up on the housecleaning and run a few errands at some point, and El Hub has to work part of the day today, so I need something fun to look forward to…

Fun like 30 minutes to myself at Sephora — which happens to be right next door to a Petco up here, so it’ll be a win-win for Tabs. πŸ™‚

Man, I feel like I’ve been behind this entire week. Like I’ve barely been treading water. You ever have weeks like those?

I think it was the trip to Southern California the other day. I had a blast, but it’s not easy flying and coming back on the same day. I’m still pooped.

I bet we could all use a pick-me-up this weekend… How about a giveaway for a $50 Sephora gift card that’s so easy to enter you could do it right now in 10 seconds flat?

LOL! See what I did there? Brought it back around…

Details to enter are down below. Just wiggle your little scroll finger.

Good luck! — and have a wonderful weekend.

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 worn tinted contact lenses? Who makes your favorite foundation? What’s your favorite two-product makeup combination? Did/do you like going to school? What’s one beauty tip or product you swear by that many people don’t like? Who makes the best chocolate? Have you ever sworn off caffeine? Do you have any bad beauty vices? — 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, June 2, 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 avargas21! Congratulations, avargas21! 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. Dita says:

    Hi I just recently start reading your blog!

  2. Jennifer Pham says:

    I wanted to try colored contact lenses before, but my eyes are so bad they don’t make them up to the degree of correction I need!

  3. Jenna N. says:

    When I was a teenager I really wanted tinted contact lenses. Not only were they more in style than they are today, I thought that brown eyes were so boring and I wore corrective lenses everyday anyway so the change made sense. But I’ve embraced the brownness of my eyes now, so I wouldn’t do it today πŸ™‚

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I wish my dogs would stop thinking of the cats’ litter box as their own personal buffet.

  5. Rebekah says:

    I’ve never wanted colored contact lenses before

  6. Cassie says:

    I used to wear coloured contacts in high school (purple ones!) I’m happy I outgrew that one!!

    I also went off caffeine a few years ago. It made me get horrible migraines and my faced cleared up too.

    Off to add some colour to my pasty legs– they would seriously blind you!!

    Happy weekend πŸ™‚

  7. Maria J. says:

    Revlon Colorstay for Combo/Oil Skin is My Favorite Foundation, but I Recently Tried the NEW Cover Girl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation and I am really loving it so far.

  8. Noga says:

    I don’t really wear foundation, but I got a sample of Liz Earle’s Sheer Skin Tint, and I love it (more than my Mac Face & Body, which is the only other foundation I ever tried)! I’ll definitely be buying the full size.

  9. Brooke says:

    Godiva chocolate……….yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  10. Megan says:

    I just ran out of my Urban Decay Naked Foundation but I’m still trying to make the last of it come out of the package, I KNOW there’s still some of it in there, darnit!

    Also, on a different note, Tabs resembles my mom’s cat, whose name is Muffles. If Tabs does things such as mess with the blinds to wake you up in the morning and plays in the water dish, they might be related! ;]

  11. Pam says:

    I’ve always wanted to try tinted contacts but have just stuck with my regular ones.

  12. Keira says:

    I wish I could figure out what to do with my hair when I wear hats. I live in Dallas and it’s super windy here, which makes hat wearing challenging, but I need one to protect me from the burning death ball in the sky. I’ve tried putting a chin tie on my hats, but look silly. I’ve tried putting my hair up and using a hat pin, but I wind up looking bald. Why am I a hat moron?

  13. Lisa Brown says:

    The All Natural Face makes my shade of foundation, I’m a hard match.

  14. GB says:

    Right now I’m loving the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation — it feels light on my skin but conceals all my acne scars. I also like the squeeze tube. A potential HG!

  15. Alison says:

    I’m such an enabler. Today my Mother went ahead and tried on Guerlain Lingerie de Peau and loved it – totally my fault. If only they had a few more shades in their range, I’d wear it myself. I’m too pale for many foundation ranges these days.

  16. Alison says:

    I don’t really know if people don’t *like* this product, but I never hear anyone talking about the Neutrogena mattifying primer. I love that stuff!

  17. Lynette says:

    I love your site, this is a great giveaway thank you for having it. Ok, one product that I swear by is physician’s formula rx concealer. it beats out everything out there, even the uber expensive stuff.

  18. Ruby says:

    the best chocolate i ever had was from opoland. my 5th cousins came to visit us from poland and brought me a huge milk chocolate bar with hazelnuts. Ever since then that has been my favourite kind of chocolate to get. even if its not from poland.

  19. Amanda says:

    Thanks for doing another giveaway! I really love my MAC prolong wear concealer, it has amazing coverage and feel super light on my skin. I usually only wear that with some powder and mascara and I’m ready to go.

  20. meredith says:

    Mmm chocolate. I like green and black’s.

  21. Rachael G says:

    Wockenfuss has the best chocolate ever!!!
    The nonpareils are my personal favorite.

  22. Niya says:

    My favorite foundation is one from Sephora that has been discontinued. It was the Hydrating & Smoothing foundation, and not necessarily because of the formula or the finish but most of all because the color (D35) matched my skintone exactly. When the SA swatched this on my cheek I had never seen a better match for my skin, it was yellow and dark enough to match my skin. Unfortunately it has been discontinued, and I haven’t found any other foundations that match my skin as perfectly.

  23. michelle says:

    I just recently found your blog and i love it!!! My go to foundation is the Revlon Colorstay whipped foundation.

  24. Rachel says:

    Love your blog! You’re really turning me into a MAC convert!

  25. Agata says:

    My favorite chocolate is a Polish milk chocolate called Milka.

  26. Chris says:

    I remember back in the day when everyone was wearing colored contacts. Tried it once and that was the last time I ever wore contacts.

  27. Alison says:

    I just got the sonia kashuk natural eyes set that you reviewed! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  28. Evelyn C says:

    I definitely know what you mean about a slow tiring week. Not easy when you travel over the long weekend and then have to go back to the office. Hope your weekend is better! πŸ™‚

  29. Swagata says:

    I am loving the color orange these days and I am yet to use makeup brushes… :p

  30. Rikki says:

    I’ve never worn lenses at all!

  31. Megan says:

    I’ve wanted color contacts, but I doubt they make them for astigmatism.

  32. Yogirl says:

    I’m wearing glasses and have tried contact lenses, but I didn’t like them in general.And chocolate: I need to go to the supermarket…

  33. Yeehaw, Saturday giveaway! I am in, Karen. Winning would soooo make my weekend.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | e.l.f. Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint in Blush, Guava & Cherry

  34. Stephanie says:

    Just ordered from Sephora last night…but they didn’t have my Caudalie Cleansing Water in stock at all. So I get to visit the store for it later today after I get my hair cut and brows waxed. Maybe I’ll get a pedicure too.

  35. sara says:

    I love lip products and fingernail polish… can’t stop buying them…

  36. Christie says:

    I love Endangered Species chocolate. I’m such a sucker for cute packaging and supporting the environment. πŸ˜€

  37. Camille says:

    KARE BEAR! glad you had a relaxing time in so-cal. i agree, there’s something about flying that just tuckers you out! a little break is good, though. the work will catch up with itself πŸ™‚

    my favourite foundation is Bobbi Brown’s Skin! it’s my go-to, but for now, due to sequestration, i use revlon’s naked foundation. it’s close to my colour with bobbi, and it’s about $7 with coupons. it’ll have to do for now. :/

    have a lovely weekend! have fun at sephora and petsmart! πŸ™‚

  38. I’m on the hunt for a good face primer! My skin is relatively breakout prone and oily so trying to find a mattifying primer is so difficult! I’m considering the Benefit Porefessional as my next “to-try” item.

  39. Nisa says:

    Hi Karen! My sis who’s studying in the UK just surprised us all by coming home today! She said she was gonna come back on the 3rd but darn, she tricked us!

    Glad to have the whole family together again πŸ™‚

    Hm, I didn’t like going to school. I’m smart but I somehow never liked going. My parents had to drag me out of the car :/

  40. Natalie says:

    I am dying trying to study for the exams, but I still have the time to enter! Haha
    Hope you have a great weekend Karen!

  41. Lynnette P. says:

    Yay for your giveaways! They’re always the best :). Lately I’ve been in a makeup rut due to crazy Florida weather (it’s either too hot and humid or severe rain and thunderstorms) so hopefully things will clear up soon and experiment *cough*SephoraGC*coughcough*.

  42. Kel-Belle says:

    If i ever swore off caffeine I think I’d be the crankiest person alive.

  43. Amanpreet says:

    I’m still on an endless hunt for my perfect foundation!

  44. Barb says:

    Never worn colored contacts! Enjoy your day πŸ™‚

  45. Supriya says:

    I’ve been wearing contact for the last 19 years!! wow that’s a long time…haha

  46. Aubrie says:

    I want to win

  47. Cynthia F. says:

    I love Valrhona chocolate!

  48. Cathy says:

    Hi Karen! I’m new to your blog and I’m absolutely loving it. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite two-product makeup combination right now is the Nars Multiple in South Beach on my cheeks and eyes, with Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Boy on my lips- such an easy, glowy look for summer. πŸ™‚

  49. Rebecca says:

    My favorite foundation is Dior Forever – covers well, lasts all day, looks natural – but they don’t have a good color match for my darker-in-the-summer skin. The best concealer I’ve tried is MAC Pro Longwear, but sadly, like all other MAC products, it breaks me out.
    Right now I’m in the midst of a horrible, months-long, nightmarish skin situation in which my skin is so dry it flakes and peels yet broken out all over in angry pimples and mottled with huge blackheads. I’ve tried everything and even gone back to ProActiv but the zits just keep on comin’. Now it’s summer and I want to go to the pool and beach but I’m so uncomfortable without makeup to hide my ravaged skin! It’s the worst!
    BTW, I’m 36. I’ve had mild acne since I was 12 but it’s never ben this bad.

  50. Heidi says:

    I actually arrived very late to the caffeine thing. I always told myself I would never start, and then once I started having a painfully long commute to work, well, bring on the caffeine. Never coffee, though, only tea. I actually can’t stand the smell of coffee. And when I can’t stand the smell of something, I’m not going to try it.

  51. Yukari says:

    I think my favourite combo is Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint topped with Coralista lipgloss. The perfect coral lip πŸ˜€

  52. Icequeen81 says:

    Yeah I loved going to school I still do , I’m a teacher πŸ˜€

  53. JudiC says:

    My current favorite foundation is Estée Lauder Invisible Fluid. I would like to try Shiseido Sun Protection liquid foundation.

  54. Paula says:

    If I win I am going to buy Bumble and Bumble straight blow dry. Got a sample the other day and it really tamed my naturally wavy hair. Crossing my fingers!

  55. Hazel Le says:

    Ahhh, weekend! I just finished sorting through my little skincare box filled with samples I got. I just realized I still have a log of samples that I haven’t tried yet. So my contribution to being Earth-friendly is using up all the samples I have before buying new ones!

  56. Hazel Le says:

    Ahhh, weekend! I just finished sorting through my little skincare box filled with samples I got. I just realized I still have a log of samples that I haven’t tried yet. So my contribution to being Earth-friendly is using up all the samples I have before buying new skincare products!

  57. Amatullah says:

    I don’t need glasses or contacts, but I love French Vanilla coffee.

  58. Lydia says:

    I wear purple tinted contact lenses sometimes πŸ™‚

  59. adia says:

    I wore contact lens for few times, I like the colorful ones but I find it difficult to put them into my eyes xD
    adia recently posted … Gray-Pink Combo

  60. Betsy Clark says:

    Yep…today I *will* start working out again.

  61. Emily says:

    Never worn tinted contacts, but like color mascara!

  62. Y. says:

    go to combination- mixing blushes
    revlon perfectly peach + mac springsheen
    one is a matte and the other a shimmer so together it creates a nice effect, also they are pretty close in color

  63. G says:

    Another entry for my makeup-obsessed daughter. Though chances are, if we win the prize, we’ll both end up using the makeup. She’s inherited my taste, luckily!

  64. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I think Cadbury makes the best chocolate!

  65. Jess says:

    Karen, I totally know what you mean. Sometimes one day is all it takes to throw off your entire schedule. Hope you had a great trip though!

  66. Jessie C. says:

    Giorgio Armani makes my favorite foundation

  67. Jessie C. says:


  68. Michelle says:

    I’ve tried both purple and hazel colored contact lenses and I loved them! They gave just a subtle pop of color! Have a great weekend Karen! =)

  69. Leonora says:

    Hi Karen,

    I never wore lenses and even though I get so tempted to see how would I look with blue or green eyes,I am still so scared. I see my boyfriend’s sister putting them on every morning and it pains me…and then she always laughs…Maybe one day…maybe..

    -Oh my favourite foundation is from Make Up Forever and Laura Mercier

  70. Courtnie says:

    I think I enter this every time you give one away! One day one of these babies will be mine! Have a great Saturday!

  71. Nicole says:

    I’ve recently fallen in love with Kat Von D’s foundation!

  72. Kim says:

    11 more days until school is over and I get to go home!

  73. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  74. Sophie says:

    Hi Karen, Hi Tabs! I love chocolate and I want to try a new foundation (not necessarily made of chocolate, tho!)LOL!!!

  75. Tara says:

    Ugh, first triple digit day in the desert today. Summer has begun!

  76. Julie says:

    Just bought Dr. Hauschka’s Cleansing Cream!

  77. Julia says:

    I love Neuhaus chocolate but it’s hard to find.

  78. Maria says:

    I have a bad habit of picking at my skin. Who can resist though?

  79. Sweeks1980 says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs! I’m still on the search for my favorite foundation. Right now, I alternate between a Chanel foundation and a Clinique BB cream.

  80. melissa says:

    I am allergic to shellfish and it totes bums be out. However, a Sephora gift card would totes cheer me up

  81. Siobhan Sturdahl says:

    I’m 27 and I just graduated with my BA a couple of weeks ago. I hated going to school, but I also hate NOT going to school, I guess because I’m so used to it by now. I’m regretting my decision to take a year off before applying to grad school. πŸ™

  82. LD says:

    πŸ™‚ LD

  83. Frances says:

    Happy Saturday!!

  84. Kim says:

    I’m loving the cat picture! πŸ˜€

  85. Brittany says:

    You are one of my top 3 favorite beauty gurus, if you could ever give me some advice it’d probably make my month πŸ™‚

  86. Katrina says:

    Just got my new license in the mail today, pretty snazzy!

  87. Maria c says:

    I love nail polish, in fact I’m a nail lacquer hoarder!

  88. Vanessa says:

    Do the people at your local Sephora know you by name? I imagine that your visits would be frequent enough that they would remember you… πŸ™‚

  89. Lora says:

    Trying to keep cool during this hot day. Sitting under the air, catching up on some blog posts…fabulous πŸ™‚

  90. Tracy W. says:

    I used to wear colored contacts (hazel, green, grey, purple, blue) now I just stick to the clear. May go back to the light brown.

  91. Karen says:

    I’ve never worn color contacts, but I love trying to make my eyes look bluer — my newest find if orange eyeshadow… really makes blues eyes pop!

  92. Helene says:

    Hey Karen, just saw the picture of you talking trends with D&G. Wow, I have always thought of you as having such a boundless amount of energy – off to this place or that place, doing this or doing, trying this or that – that I was almost shocked to see you in the talking trends photo. You are just an amazing little ball of energy! I sooo very much love your blog. Please keep up the excellent, and often times chuckle-worthy (Tabs’ photos), good work! Thank you!

  93. Maya A. says:

    I found you on google when I searched Tarte BB Cream. It was very nice and it was thoughtful for you to swatch the shades in store. I want to make sure one of the four colors would suit my skin.

    Thank you!

  94. Heather USA says:

    I’ve tried 3/4 colored contacts, I haven’t tried any that really make a dramatic difference….yet

  95. Danielle says:

    Hi Karen, I love your blog! And your cat!

  96. April says:

    Cadbury definitely makes the best chocolate. Whenever I travel overseas I try their Cadbury chocolate and it’s always good!

  97. Justine says:

    Its a shame Karen doesnt like cats πŸ˜‰

  98. Christina says:

    I always seem to love foundations from Chanel. As for chocolate, I love it all!

  99. Polly says:

    My favorite foundation is Mac’s stdio fix. Love it!

  100. Joanna says:

    Can’t wait for your All About Orange Collection review on the lipsticks!

  101. Laura says:

    Hello to you and kitty! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  102. Kim says:

    I wonder if Sephora would be cool with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Kane Nui, coming in with me. Ulta loves him. He’s kind of the star of San Diego. The owner of a café down the street from me wants to commission a painting of him and hang it in the café, lol. I didn’t sleep well so sorry for rambling about my dog.

  103. Isabel says:

    I’ve never worn tinted lenses before but I’d like to try! My favorite foundation is currently either MAC Face and Body or Revlon Nearly Naked.

  104. Melody Zhao says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! and my guilty pleasure is dark chocolate or any chocolate with caramel πŸ˜€

  105. mini says:

    The reviews here are fun to read!

  106. Emily says:

    Current beauty wish list: new gel eyeliner and a bronzer for summer!!

  107. Jennifer Wu says:

    Love your website and your reviews !!! Keep up the good work !

  108. Colleen says:

    School depends on the subject. If it’s programming, it’s fun… I use Dr. Hauschka foundation. It’s expensive and the colors are dreadful, but I need something to tint my sunscreen with (to keep it from looking white) and provide a little coverage, so its natural formula is attractive. It lasts so long, I keep it in the fridge.
    Have a great weekend!
    Colleen recently posted … The perfect fitted white tee shirt? (Pickwick & Weller)

  109. Deborah says:

    Switching between Urban Decay Naked and Revlon ColorStay for foundation!

  110. Libby says:

    I bite my nails. It’s a horrible beauty blunder and I’m constantly trying to stop.

  111. Amy says:

    Thank you for the giveaway

  112. Giulia says:

    My favourite make up products right now are:
    -The Porefessional by Benefit. It does miracles with my t-zone and large pores.
    – Peach lip gloss by Chanel. A spring perfect color to make your lips glow.
    – Naked 2 palette. Evergreen must-have. Perfect for day and night out. Love browns in all shades. Another good palette ( 28 shadows) from Fraulein38.
    Love your blog!
    Baci baci

  113. Shana says:

    My eyes are too dark for tinted contacts. Boo. πŸ™

  114. jasmine says:

    I love Makeup Forever foundations alot. I love the HD one but I also really love the face and body one for everyday. Face and body looks like my skin it doesn’t look like I’m wearing any foundation.

  115. Jacqueline Shugars says:

    I just wanted to say that I love your blog. When I am on the fence about buying a product I can usually find a really helpful review on your website.


  116. imogen woods says:

    I like pineapple. and giveaways

  117. doroffee says:

    I wanted purple or indigo contact lenses, but I’m glad I didn’t get them (because they would have looked weird against my skin color and hair color, and also, I’m not sure if I could ever wear them, because I am really freaking out by anything getting close to my eyes :D).
    As for beauty products/tips people hate but I love… I actually like lip contour a shade or two darker than the lipstick – Lana Del Rey actually sported lips like that in the H&M campaign, and it looked so flawless and elegantly sensual.

  118. Liz says:

    Well this just made me happier than a turtle on a conveyer belt!!

  119. jaymie says:

    I wore colored contacts in grey and green. Loved them and it was so fun changing up my eye color. My favorite was grey.

  120. Monica Farris says:

    I am loving Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Achiote right now. Perfect summer color!

  121. Kristen says:

    I loved Tarte Amazonian clay foundation but I hit 41 and now my skin has decided to go haywire and get dry patches when I use it. Time to trial and error a new natural foundation. Mother Nature sure has a sense of humor…acne, combo skin and wrinkles. Whoo hoo! Aw well life is still fun

  122. Kylie says:

    I never wore colored/tinted contact lenses before, but I would love to. I just feel it might look unnatural on me. I would like to try grey and a light hazel.

  123. Mary Thi says:

    Hey, Karen! I just got some free shea butter. It’s moisturizing, but it smells like smoked bacon. :/ Is that normal?

  124. Mel L. says:

    Have you seen the show “Hannibal” on NBC? It’s awesome, and it’s getting renewed for a second season!

    Btw, I’m going to be in Norcal next week! Any tips on where a cool, beauty enthusiast can go?

  125. vickyhoang says:

    can’t wait to see your j. cat beauty review! thanks for the giveaway!

  126. Anee says:

    Life is what you think, so think beautiful!! :))
    Have a great one!!

  127. Anastasia says:

    I don’t really drink coffee or tea anymore (anything with caffeine).
    Instead, I drink water in the morning πŸ™‚

  128. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    I have never tried tinted lenses or any kind of contacts.
    It does not appeal to me at all and I like my blue eyes,so why change that !

  129. Denise says:

    Thank you, Karen, for the opportunity to win! Love the pic of Tabs in the tux!

  130. C R Williams says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday and it would be best gift!!

  131. Elaine says:

    Oh gosh, I just graduated from college and now I’m spending my time reading up on all the cool new makeup products while I hunt for jobs!

  132. Mariee says:

    I sworn off caffeine about a year ago.

  133. Emily says:

    I love going to school- and still do since I’m teaching it now.
    As far as foundation goes, I’ve been a huge fan of MAC Matchmaster and am wanting to try Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation.

  134. Lisa M. says:

    I’m on the hunt for a pretty pink lipstick. Happy Weekend!!

  135. Jenny says:

    Tabs definitely has some swag in that photo πŸ˜‰
    I have a tabby too, but he’s never been partial to wearing suits.

  136. Nicole says:

    I woke up pretty late today :<

  137. sara says:

    I really like Lindt dark chocolate!!

  138. Caroline says:

    So dark and rainy here :/

  139. Jesselyn says:

    I love raspberries

  140. Kay says:

    I’ve worn contacts before, but I have never worn colored contacts. I hope you have a great weekend!

  141. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I haaated going to school, only because I hated waking up early everyday lol.

  142. Jenn says:

    My fav foundations are Tarte’s Amazonian Clay and MUFE’s Mat Velvet +. I’m dying to try Hourglass’ Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation. Can you tell my skin is super oily?

  143. Melitina says:

    My lil sis used to wear blue contact lenses on her beautiful jet black eyes. Le sigh…

  144. Sylvia says:

    Well it’s June 1st. I will be 36 in 19 days, and I’m spending tonight watching a documentary about a ballet competition, and contemplating my first Tom Ford Beauty purchase. I’m thinking a blush.

  145. i want a value set from sephora but its out of stock πŸ™

  146. ReneeP says:

    I seriously can’t’ get over that pic of Tabs! So cute

  147. Jaa Maurer says:

    I can’t live without my colored contact lens !! =D

  148. Vanessa F says:

    When I just want a light coverage I love using Garnier’s BB cream and set it with Bare Minerals powder. Perfect for layering over sunscreen when I want to be active outside but still want to look cute.

  149. Tiffanie says:

    My favorite foundation is Vitalumiere Cream by Chanel. It’s perfection!

  150. Melody says:

    I don’t wear contacts at all :/ I love MUFE HD Foundation!

  151. Sy says:

    I love Bobbie Brown makeup!

  152. Emi says:

    Belgian chocolate is the best in my opinion. Among the many chocolatiers, Gallery is my favorite. For everyday, I like Lindt which is Swiss.

  153. Lulle says:

    Dior makes my favorite foundations.
    Haven’t gone to Sephora in a month or so, I have withdrawal symptoms!
    Lulle recently posted … Maybelline Color Tattoo in Shady Shores: the cream shadow that wasn’t there

  154. Ellen says:

    I’ve sworn off caffeine before and am not drinking much now during my pregnancy πŸ™‚

  155. gabis says:

    Wow, another gift card? Thanks, Karen! Hope I win this time!!! Have a nice weekend!

  156. Jennifer Ryder says:

    Sheesh! Last Saturday I was wearing a long sleeved tee, a Polartec pullover, and 2 Polartec jackets. Today it’s 94 degrees and I spent a half hour floating around in the pool.

  157. Kate & Zena says:

    Hi Karen! It’s warm but drizzly here!

  158. Becky says:

    Hi and Aloha

  159. Starr Foster says:

    I’ve only been blogging for a couple of years and I can’t seem to get the hang of it but that’s ok because I’m still trying. I started blogging because I needed somewhere other than my notebooks to write. I have dreamed of being a writer since I was in elementary school. Telling stories have always fascinated me and because of everything going on I’ve had no me time. Now I want to trying blogging again by sharing with the world my new stories. I’ve, of course, included Sephora because its my favorite store in the world and everyone should know of its awesomeness. This day has been amazing and may it stay as beautiful as the written word.

  160. Carolyn N. says:

    I have four more years of pharmacy school starting in August! Gotta enjoy my last summer of freedom!

  161. jazzy says:

    Hey so glad I found your blog a couple mouths ago, love your reviews and toot since of humor, thanks for being awesome

  162. Stephanie G says:

    Right now I think the best chocolate is Lindt’s Lindor truffles.

  163. My Trab says:

    I love my contacts in the color amethyst by fresh look. And to pair with those I wear falsies and my eyes just become bigger and brighter!!!! So now that I got my eyes down I need to find out how to go your correctly.

  164. Pearl says:

    I tried colored contacts (circled lenses) before and it was a BIG mistake! Just made me look like I had alien eyes and they dried my eyes out. Never again.

  165. elia says:

    Chocolate covered gummy bears are the best! And i’ve really been wanting to try some of tartes makeup and buy urban decay foundation…or a bb creams not sure, i want to cover pores but i’m okay with showing my freckles. 8)

  166. Jaimee says:

    I find the sensuality of feline beauty to be an inspiration.

  167. noemii says:

    it was my birthday on thursday. ten minutes outside & i got attacked by mosquitoes. good day! -__-

  168. Joy says:

    I wore colored contacts for almost twenty years, until I had corrective eye surgery last year. I didn’t drastically change my eye color, just played up one of the colors my eyes would turn depending on what I wore clothing and makeup wise.

  169. Stefanie says:

    I love chocolate and I love lip gloss so once I tried chocolate lip gloss. It was terrible! Worst product ever! I’ll just continue wearing pretty gloss while eating chocolate!

  170. Amy says:

    I am having a very lazy Saturday, been watching movies with my cat Cassie all afternoon. By bf was fishing all day. Has anyone seen “Behind the Candelabra”?

  171. heather says:

    i don’t have a favorite foundation yet. i’m a bit indecisive when it comes to bases in general. the tie up at the moment would be between chanel vitalumiere aqua and clarins skin illusion liquid foundation. both are beautiful and great for summer!

  172. Emily says:

    I’ve never stopped drinking caffeine. I would be miserable without my coffee.

  173. Tina says:

    I have never worn tinted contacts, but I have worn circle lenses…and woah! they are insane!!

  174. Laura says:

    As much as I like long nails, I don’t think I could ever have them myself. I have no idea how to maintain and shape my nails to that length. Also, I really hate getting stuff under my nails and I think I’d get a lot of nasty stuff under them if they were long. My fingers are quite lengthy so…I suppose I really don’t need to make them any longer.

  175. Elizabeth says:

    Hot Saturday here in SoCal. Just basking in the sun.

  176. Blanaid says:

    Benefit is definitely my favourite brand at Sephora! Their pretty packaging and funny slogans are adorable.

  177. Larie says:

    I think my favorite foundation comes from NARS…or maybe Dior!
    Larie recently posted … The Thursday Post

  178. Tania G says:

    I am a chocoholic and my favorite so far is Lindt. Love their truffles.

  179. Sienna says:

    I swear off caffeine daily, oops. My fave foundation is Maybelline BB!

  180. Jana Ricketts says:

    I’ve wore Bare Minerals foundation for years but I kinda want to try something new!

  181. stacy says:

    I went to a wedding today. Enjoyed getting dressed up.

  182. Mariana says:

    This might be the first summer I’ll try bronzer! I haven’t found one that doesn’t make me look dirty yet…

  183. stacy s says:

    Summer is here in Texas and it’s is already HOT! Interested in setting spray. Does it work? Will it help in a hot an humid climate?

  184. Lynn says:

    I love See’s nuts & chews products. to me those are the best chocolates

  185. Doreena says:

    A few more days and it will be CMA Fest in Nashville! Who else is going?

  186. Jen says:

    I haven’t totally sworn off caffeine, but did give up soda about a month ago!

  187. Missy m. says:

    I wore blue tinted contacts with brown eyes in middle school, which gave me what what friend called “wolf grey” eyes

  188. Cathy W says:

    I’m a makeup whore, per my girlfriends. πŸ™‚ love your blog!

  189. Joanna says:

    Bored out of my mind

  190. Melisa says:

    Recording some music in the studio tonight πŸ™‚

  191. Katherine says:

    The best chocolate is from a company called Theo that’s located in Seattle.

  192. christine says:

    Caffeine fo life!

  193. Steph says:

    I love Estee Lauder’s powder foundation. So, so good!

    Have a great weekend, Karen!
    Steph recently posted … Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo Review, Photos

  194. I like cliniques Foundations best πŸ™‚

  195. angela says:

    I don’t wear foundation, but I just got the Nars Radiant tinted moisturizer, and I’m loving it!

  196. Binal says:

    I love makeup! Especially Estee Lauder & Lancome. Love your blog! Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  197. peach says:

    I love ferrero rocher and chocolates by lindt.

  198. Mary says:

    I really want to try out Nars Sheer Glow Foundation!

  199. mrsshukra says:

    Looking for a really good, safe physical sunscreen for the face!

  200. Yolanda says:

    Today my significant other and I took my mom out for a spa pedicure, blow dry/style, and makeup! It was really fun and nice seeing my mami get pampered, she totally deserves it!!

  201. Rachel says:

    I’m really digging Cover Girl’s Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation! It lasts a long time and gives me just the right amount of coverage. Plus, after buying high end foundation for so many years, the price makes me do backflips! πŸ˜‰

  202. Justine says:

    It finally feels like summer now! Thanks, Memorial Day, for bringing the sweltering temperatures.

  203. jane says:

    kid birthday parties are HARD work.

  204. Jenny D says:

    Got my eye on that new Benefit pallet…

  205. katrina says:

    slept at 9pm, woke up at 1am, now it’s 6:48am. πŸ™ i couldn’t go back to sleep….
    katrina recently posted … Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick 107

  206. Janet says:

    I’ve never work any kind of contact lenses. I’ve wanted to try though!

  207. Claire says:

    I loved school so much I can’t seem to stop (age 28 with no end in sight)!

  208. Anna says:

    I just recently bought the NARS cheek palette Foreplay. I read your review and was sad to see that the Orgasm blush is off from the original single blush palette. I’ll have to get that someday to see if I find it better as well.

    Also yes….I have sworn off caffeine, I haven’t had it in about 5 months now. I still crave it and may cave in any day now. I envy every person I see sipping a latte or drinking a frappuccino.

  209. Maria says:

    Hello…I would love to win the Sephora GC!

  210. Jody says:

    I’ve never sworn off caffeine although I probably should.

  211. Judy says:

    Finally ditched my blackberry and made the switch to android! I’m so happy~

  212. Alexa says:

    My mom and I are pros (like seriously) at winning in person giveaways/raffles…. BUT this “skill” has yet to translate into winning stuff online. This could be the giveaway! I sure hope so cause none of the raffles we win ever have sephora giftcards as the prize! πŸ˜‰

  213. Ruth says:

    I’m watching my tabby cat have the zoomies all over the kitchen chasing her pink pom-pom ball. She always wants to play and my old guy can’t be bothered with her and went to bed.

  214. Melissa says:

    Your blog is such a joy to read! Love it!

  215. Barbara says:

    Swore off caffeine during both of my pregnancies.

  216. Tiffany says:

    I love MTV’s girl code. It’s my guilty pleasure at the moment!

  217. Liat Kaplan says:

    My bad beauty habit is picking at my skin. I can’t help it!

  218. Debbie says:

    In love with your blog Karen! –I’ve been off coffee for 3 months, and I love Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation πŸ™‚ What Mac eyeshadow do you recommend for eyebrows? I’m NC25 and Asian…

  219. Rosario says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, i’d like to win to buy new lipsticks!

  220. Roxanne says:

    I’ll take death before decaf. I need my caffeine.

  221. Vanessa Caraballo says:

    Just hosted our first summer cookout! <3

  222. Anu says:

    I need to stop by sephora to pick out a bday gift for myself and for once leave the baby with hubby, need ME time..been wanting to try the beauty blender, bumble & bumble surf spray for sexy beachy waves and the new josie maran coconut water cheek gelee blush (maybe you can review this sometime?). Wish u a super duper weekend!

  223. Clemence says:

    My favorite foundation to date is Makeup Forever Face and Body.

  224. Ashley-Rose says:

    Ok, I have to admit it, I didn’t know about the Sephora Disney Collection until I picked up the Jasmine mirror. Once I saw what a huge deal the Cinderella pieces were, I scoured EBay until I could find it and bid $100.00 to buy it. Welp, I must have won because it arrived about a week ago. Should I be embarrassed or excited that I spend 5X the amount on the mirror to add to my collection? I love it though… just saying. πŸ™‚

  225. Claire says:

    I love chocolates by Royce!

  226. Bunny says:

    I’ve never worn contacts, I’d probably feel them in there constantly. haha

  227. MelodyJ says:

    I can’t believe people have just one favorite chocolate. Some of my favorites are Dove, Godiva, Ghirardelli, Ferrero Rocher, and Lindt.

  228. rosy78 says:

    Just discovered the show Fringe on Netflix, very entertaining. Anyway I’ve been loving my Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and I’ve learned that less product is best. Beautiful finish but very matte. Perfect for us oily skin gals.

  229. Karen B says:

    I like the look of colored contact lenses. But I do not know what brand of contact lenses to look for.

  230. Toby says:

    I love quality chocolate! My favourites are from small chocolatiers in the city — I’m lucky enough to live in a city with a huge foodie culture, so we have several that are amazing! πŸ™‚

  231. Kayla says:

    I look forward to seeing the pictures you make using tabs everyday! Lol

  232. Erin says:

    My cosmetic accomplishment of the day was finding a LE summer color of Maybelline’s Color Tattoo that I’ve been keeping an eye out for over the past few weeks (Seashore Frosts). There was only one of them in stock, and I got 25% off, too!

    I’ve also been looking out for Pacifica at my nearby Target, but they aren’t carrying them (yet?). Your posts about their eye shadows caught my attention.

  233. Anja says:

    Ahhh I wanna win so bad. πŸ™‚

  234. Ceci says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  235. Justene says:

    I did like going to school, especially college.

  236. Viktoria says:

    My current favorite mascara is covergirl clump crusher. Very buildable for everyday and mega lashes πŸ™‚

  237. Karpagam says:

    How old are you ?

  238. Bleu says:

    It’s summer and I’m all about teal eyeliner lately. Bring on the color!!

  239. Gladys L. says:

    My current favorite is my MAC in extra dimension eye shadows.

  240. Elsa says:

    Right now I’m loving Guerlain. Godiva and Cadbury, love their chocolates πŸ™‚

  241. Nikita says:

    I have prescription colored contacts. They’re slightly lighter than my eyes, but different enough to stand out.

  242. Rosa says:

    Love your blog, one of the wittiest and would love this gift card since I go to Sephora most Sundays!

  243. Kate Williamson says:

    Today was beach day for the kids…yeah!

  244. Swati says:

    My last purchase was Mac Red Lipstick and I am still a little chicken to wear it out.

  245. Elena Toader says:

    OMG! how did you do that pic with Tabs? it’s so cuteeee! love it! I have to do one just like that with my cats! it’s to die for!

  246. Krystal says:

    Ooh, I had tinted contacts for a bit in middle school, one purple pair and one green. Unfortunately the colored bit wasn’t quite large enough and I was always walking around with a ring of color in my peripheral vision.

  247. Cynthia says:

    I am a sucker for interesting/pretty packaging. Also just delving in to the wonderful array of makeup brushes!

  248. Michelle says:

    My favorite foundation is MAC Mineralize in NC25 for my parched winter skin and for my self tanned summer skin I love Dior Airflash in 300 : )

  249. Annesofie says:

    Yesterday i went blonde for The first time ever! I’m loving it, i feel so pretty and glamorous

  250. Katrina says:

    My bad beauty vice is to pick at my hangnails. Gross, I know. But sooooo satisfying!

  251. Laurinha says:

    I love spending some time at Sephora!

  252. Erika says:

    Hello, my favorite ‘dual’ use product is galapagos eye shadow from Nars it is great as a crease color or apply it as a soften eyeliner to define eyes.

  253. Niquey says:

    Have you ever attempted to make your own clothes? Was it Fab. or was it a Flop?

  254. Hohe says:

    My favorite foundation is by MAC.

  255. heidi says:

    I wear colored and tinted contacts but have a horable time with some. They seem to bubble up in my eye when correctly place in.

  256. Susan says:

    I love Dove chocolate!

  257. Jennifer says:

    I haven’t been wearing makeup lately. I just started taking dance lessons and so far I love it!

  258. Pam says:

    Love the Revlon Colorstay foundations

  259. Sara says:

    Well I like Tabs and I think we need more pics of him!

  260. Nat M says:

    Tabs in a tux…enough said!

  261. Meghan says:

    I am in need of some bright new Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners for summer! Love these!!!

  262. Nathalie says:

    Love this blog!!

  263. Jenny says:

    Oh how I love Sephora. I wish our big one was closer like yours. Just read your blog on the too faced bronzers and I have yet to try any of theirs so that will be a definite purchase soon. I just got some of the new Victoria Secret bronzers and I must say they are very nice.
    Jenny recently posted … Five Faves For May

  264. esther says:

    I actually don’t like wearing foundation, I find them too heavy, but I love me some BB cream or tinted moisturizer. My favorite right now is the Estee Lauder BB cream! It smells amazing!

  265. E. says:

    I’ve always liked Clinique foundations.

  266. Monica K says:

    I use Estee Lauder Double wear light foundation, but I would really like to try Sephora’s Make Up Forever. I love makeup. Love your blog. I just started reading. Thanks!

  267. C says:

    Tabs is too cute!

  268. Diane says:

    I’m on a beauty mission lately. I’ve been looking at lots of beauty blogs for ideas on how to update my look.

  269. Stephanie P. says:

    Yes, I’ve sworn off caffeine before. I really miss frequenting the site. I’ve had so much going on that I haven’t been able to get on the computer much nor play with makeup. My time is beginning to free up though.

  270. Caroline says:

    I don’t really wear foundation, so I guess I’ll say I’m in love with the Urban Decay Vice palette.

  271. Sara says:

    I’d love to win this… I’ve been moving all weekend and my cat won’t stop growling at me!!!

  272. Amie says:

    I like color on my lips. No nude lipsticks for me ever!

  273. Cassidey says:

    Still on the hunt for the perfect foundation…thought Clinique’s Perfectly Real was it but my skin didn’t like it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  274. Siobhanne says:

    It’s so difficult to find a foundation pale enough for my skin. Current favorite is the old ELDW, which they have changed, and got rid of my color! The search continues…

  275. Liz says:

    I like powder foundations becuse of my hella oily skin, and so far the one I like best is Laura Gellar Balance n Brighten, with Bobbi Brown’s loose mineral powder running a close second.

  276. Pam says:

    Hello everyone, I am new to this blog and just happy to be here.
    If you work at MAC, please convince the powers to be to bring back Trance Plant Lustreglass. It was a brown girl’s best friend.

  277. Valery says:

    I came for the summer to Usa and I loved it so far ^~^ lots of love from Moldova <3

  278. Merry says:

    I love your site amd Sephora! Currently searching for the perfect summer beauty routine!

  279. Jessa says:

    I wore colored contacts in high school! I have brown eyes and I desperately wanted green ones like my mother. I think the most fun was when people suddenly noticed the different color and would get distracted in the middle of conversation. πŸ™‚

  280. Heather says:

    Love your blog! I’m half filipina with skin like you and relate to your quirky sense of humor πŸ™‚

  281. karen says:

    i’m a caffeine addict! I don’t think I could ever swear it off

  282. Gina says:

    I love your blog, it is where I find so many awesome product reviews! You had me trying the hourglass ambient lighting powders and the mac archie girls collection. Thanks, K-dawg (and T-money of course!)

  283. Annie says:

    My favorite foundation is Chanel Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup. It’s great for dry skin, it’s really light and very smooth.

  284. Melissa says:

    NARS Boys Don’t Cry, you will be mine!

  285. Rosemary says:

    Just had two slices of pizza for breakfast. Dorm living is getting old, just like that four-day old pizza I had. -_-

  286. Amber says:

    Hi Karen! I just cleaned out my makeup traincases and storage containers, so this makeup addict would love some new lipstick to replace the older items I ended up tossing. Thanks so much!

  287. Rebecca says:

    I think I might have a bit of a crush on Christian from your Dolce & Gabbana post. He has the cutest smile!

  288. Lilly says:

    MUFE aqua eyeliner is DA BOMB

  289. Lisa says:

    Dr Jart+ Renewalist BB Cream (in the red tube) is my fave foundation/BB cream. Excellent coverage, doesn’t make me break out, doesn’t look chalky or overly “glowy” πŸ™‚

  290. mn says:

    I feel like we went straight into summer. Where are the 70 degree weather days?

  291. Wayne says:

    Finally, a gorgeous weekend in my neck of the woods.

  292. VictoriaJane says:

    Gotta have mascara + blush. Everything else is negotiable!

  293. Arlette says:

    It’s funny you mention the caffeine thing. I actually just gave up caffeine because it makes my eczema worse. It just sucks because I’m in college and I need my coffee when I do those all nighters. Darn!

  294. Lisa P. says:

    I love school. I constantly enjoy learning new things, so I actually just signed up for a new certification course and am studying for that over the next 5 months!

  295. Ashley says:

    European chocolate is the best! Not even fancy stuff, just whatever you can get at a grocery store. So much better than US chocolate, it’s something to do with the amount of wax we put in ours. I just got back from Ireland with a big bag of the stuff and can’t wait to dive in headfirst!

  296. Elizabeth Medina says:

    Girl its so nice today in the bay!! I’m about to go catch a baseball game and get my tan on!

  297. Margaret says:

    Haven’t found a good foundation yet…still searching for the perfect one for my chronically dry skin!

  298. Petunia says:

    I took my neighbor to Sephora yesterday. She is in her 50’s and had NEVER been there. Baffling, i know right?
    She picked the Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer and the Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light.
    It was fun. Maybe I’ll get a weekend job there. I always help people whether or not they ask for it.

  299. Winn says:

    The best chocolate by far is peppermint bark around the holidays!

  300. Katherine says:

    I just bought an enormous bag of salt water taffy so my sunday is pretty good!

  301. elizabeth natividad says:

    I love wearing colored contacts but my eyes dont love them. I can only wear them for maybe, two hours and then I have to take them out and rub my eyes over and over again!

  302. blkrox says:

    I wore super blue colored contacts in the late 80’s when they first came out *cringes*

  303. Melissa says:

    Cadbury make some gooooood chocolate. Their dark chocolate Bourneville is especially good and they have a new chocolate bar out that has jelly bits, candy shells (like tiny Smarties) and popping candy in it and it’s a sweet treat indeed! Putting me in the mood for one right now!

  304. Sarah W says:

    As a grad student I feel like I’ve been in school forever and could use a break! I actually really like my eyes and I’ve never wanted to change the color

  305. Patricia says:

    I don’t really wear foundation. But my daughter always finds me coordinating lip, eye, and nail products from sephora and Mac. I think she loves lancome teinte idole ultra 24hr. Lindt makes the best chocolate.

  306. Kay says:

    Real housewives of New Jersey is on today!!! Lol

  307. AmyD says:

    i wonder if a shimmery, sheer, coral cheek tint exists for the summertime?

  308. Elyse says:

    Hi, Tabs looks very debonair!

  309. India says:

    I love both you and your blog Karen! I look forward to reading each day around 3pm est. πŸ™‚
    I have birthday coming up and will turn the big 40!!! I am so looking forward to celebrating this milestone with family and friends!

  310. Maria says:

    Hi! Just found your site, now hopefully. I will with the Sephora GC!!

  311. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I have been trying to get my hair cut for over a month and the stylists that I choose keep cancelling. Is it a sign to keep my locks long? Probably not, but I have such limited free time that it does seem that way.

  312. JoeAnne says:

    Love all your comments on products. Always check here first before buying!

  313. Jessica says:

    Hi πŸ™‚ I am new to your blog and to makeup. Tabs is too adorable!!

  314. Ashley says:

    I’m a Sephora addict, actually heading there later today! Would definitely put this giftcard to good use πŸ™‚
    Ashley recently posted … The city outside still sounds like it’s on fire

  315. Kelly says:

    Ohhh I love this blog, and even more than this blog, I love GIVE AWAYS!

    I’m not one to wear foundation daily but my favourite tinted moisturizer is Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 in Porcelain. That stuff is heavenly.

    I’m dying to try Clinique CC cream…I can’t wait to try it out.

  316. Kelly says:

    I’m at Sephora about 5 times a week…I’m simply addicted. I love that it has so many incredible brands all in one place…The consultants are always extremely helpful to. I go there for my skincare, makeup and even haircare.

    Sephora in Ontario, get Clinique’s CC cream please, for the love of god!

  317. Margarita says:

    Currently loving Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation. And Chuao Chocolatier has some amazingly delicious chocolate! Dark chocolate with panko, potato chip, and they’ve got one with bacon! πŸ™‚

  318. Maureen says:

    I never wore tinted contact lenses but I think it would be great to try blue ones.

  319. Erica says:

    its so hot in so cal!

  320. BooBooNinja says:


  321. Erika says:

    I just found you today through crystalis007! I’m glad I clicked over!

  322. Jamie .M says:

    I love to use origins skin care and I bet they sell at Sephora. Thank you for the giveaway.

  323. L ALexa says:

    I just ran out of my fave Dior Air Flash foundation, so a little spree to Sephora is in order πŸ™‚ It’s way too hot and stormy in NY to hang outside anyway… xo

  324. michaela says:

    keeping my fingers crossed!

  325. Jasmine says:

    If only i could win one of these giveaways…..

  326. Jennifer says:

    Hmm. Best Chocolate? I used to think Godiva but I’ve had some Dove Dark Chocolate that was uber delish. I’m not that much of a “straight” chocolate eater but I would guess a European brand would probably top my list. Best chocolate chips–Trader Joe’s brand. Really rich and not too sweet. Best chocolate chip cookies–High Brow that I buy at Trader Joe’s. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT EVER BUY THESE!!!!! I used to be a chewy chocolate chip cookie lover, but these crispy, buttery cookies have converted me. I complain at TJ’s every time I buy a package that really need to discontinue this item. These are so good that you could bring these on a plate to a potluck and swear you made them from an old family recipe. THAT GOOD! You have been warned. DO NOT BUY THESE.

  327. Emma says:

    I absolutely LOVE my naked palette. Use it for every occasion πŸ™‚

  328. Megan says:

    Hey- I would love to win! What would you buy with $50 to Sephora?

  329. dez says:

    I have searched for afoundation that matches my skin for the past 10 yrs of my life and I have finally found it. Chanel! Chanel number 40 matt lumiere is amazing. I will probably never use a diff that is unless they discontinue it.

  330. Liz says:

    One of my favorite combinations is L’oreal True Match blush in Soft Sun paired with Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Toast of New York.

  331. Rebecca says:

    I spent the day studying for my summer anatomy class, and after learning all about different types of skin cancer I’m now researching face sunscreens to wear under my foundation from here on out! Nursing school is changing my beauty routine!

  332. Marilyn says:

    Favorite foundation is MAC Face and Body. Love it. Also, I LOVE coffe but try to avoid caffeine. I don’t like that I feel like a slave to caffeine. The awful headaches while trying to ween myself off is awful!

  333. Maddy says:

    Hi Karen!

    Mmm, chocolate. Picking a favorite kind is too cruel of a task, but at the moment, I’d have to say I’m really feeling junior mints! Love the picture of Tabs – if he’s ever in the market for a lady friend, let him know that I have an impossibly adorable, plump long haired dachshund named Lu, who harbors a secret soft spot for cats who look that dashing in a tux πŸ˜‰

  334. Bernice says:

    I have tried colour contacts and I think they’re fun πŸ™‚

  335. Maple says:

    I’ve always wanted to try purple contacts!

  336. jenny says:

    I loved your blog!! It is so helpful.

  337. Angela says:

    I love Laura Mercier!!

  338. Jessica says:

    Just read your post on Aqualillies for Tarte and I’m so excited to use it!

  339. Elaine says:

    My favorite mineral makeup is from Laura Mercier…especially the pressed foundation. It’s never chalky! πŸ™‚

  340. Abby says:

    The best chocolate I ever had was sent to me from a friend in Sweden. Ah-mazing!

  341. Cristina says:

    Praying to the gods of makeup!

  342. Justice says:

    youre one of my new fave beauty blogs!

  343. Eva Wong says:

    I have tried tinted contact lens before. I just can say it’s not my cup of tea πŸ˜›

  344. g says:

    The best dry shampoo I have ever owned, is the not your mothers dry shampoo. You should try it!

  345. Brittany says:

    I weekly swear off caffeine. It lasts all of about 2 hours. Starbucks is my poison. Lol!! I can’t function without it

  346. Clara N. says:

    I haven’t tried tinted contact lens, but I would like to.. πŸ™‚

  347. Sarah says:

    Woukd love some new foundation

  348. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I wish I could wear tinted contact lenses, some of them are so gorgeous, but I’m a glasses girl through and through.

  349. Liz says:

    At our beach house for a long weekend.

  350. Esther says:

    I’ve found that one of the biggest perks of living alone is being able to dance around in your underwear while waiting for your self tanner to dry. I’m currently having a maroon 5 dance party lol

  351. Ann says:

    I love Russell Stover!

  352. Angela says:

    If I did get colored lens I’d make my eyes more green instead of hazel green πŸ˜€

  353. Tiffany says:

    My husband and I went to Virginia on a field trip to see the cicadas today! Woot! (MY idea and MY craziness….LOL.)

  354. Hillary says:

    Swearing off caffeine is so difficult! I’ve gone about a week though…

  355. Rose says:

    I’m thinking about swearing off coffee in advance of when I start medical school in two months in an attempt to stave off the jitters I know I’ll be having…but I also know I’ll be needing TONS of it to stay awake and alert! Oh what a dilemma πŸ˜‰

  356. Irene says:

    I have worn colored contact lenses before and I loved them. It made me feel different in a good way. But haven’t worn them in years.

  357. Laurel says:

    Never worn tinted contact lenses because as much as I’d love to have blue eyes I just don’t think they’d look good on me

  358. Victoria Hwang says:

    Seriously loving Maybelline’s Color Tattoos!

  359. Ileanna says:

    I love your blog!!! Love my daily dose of beauty!

  360. Karen says:

    I love Dr. Hauschka’s lip balm. And Day Cream. And foundation.

  361. brittany says:

    lipstick is the best!

  362. Lisa says:

    I always wanted blue contact lenses when I was younger, but I have good vision so I never got to try them. Maybe someday!

  363. oraiba says:

    Im pooped! What a day

  364. Jessi says:

    I’m currently hooked on Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream as my foundation product. While I did give up soda a few years ago I don’t see myself ever giving up the copious amounts of coffee I consume daily.

  365. MarciaF says:

    I’d love to buy some Algenist skincare from Sephora. This would help.

  366. Katie M says:

    The weather has been doing not so great things to my hair and skin- I need to get something to tame them both! I love your blog and read it religiously, with my morning coffee and fat cat Tootsie

  367. Marly~ says:

    no contact lens here: i’m always afraid of eye irritation so it’s glasses for me!

  368. Tina says:

    Would love some new Benefit Cosmetics from Sephora to kick off summer!

  369. Amanda says:

    I don’t have a favorite foundation! I only recently started wearing it at all, so I’m still experimenting. So far my favorite is Revlon’s Nearly Naked. I also really like the Lumene BB cream but the light shade is a bit too pink for me, unfortunately.

  370. Jamie C. says:

    Favorite Chocolate is the by Godiva and Lindor!

  371. Janet says:

    Love your blog! It’s been hard finding an HG foundation but I’ve been going simple with some Nars radiant creamy concealer and translucent powder πŸ™‚

  372. virginie says:

    Since I gave birth to my first kid, I stopped drinking coffee, couldn’t have a sip no more!!! Whereas I used to drink coffee every single day!! Thanks Karen!!!

  373. monika says:

    Lol…..that comment about lady’s dogs using cat’s litter box as their personal buffet…..made me really laugh. I miss coffee btw…..but it makes me too jittery.

  374. Karla says:

    One of my dogs loves cat poop too lol

  375. Janet says:

    I love wearing a light tinted moisturizer with mineral foundation on my t-zone during the summer!

  376. Victoria says:

    I just baked carrot cupcakes!

  377. Rozae says:

    I don’t wear foundation but am experimenting w/sm, so far Dior & mufe look nice.

  378. Bobi says:

    Good morning yaawn

  379. Kristina says:

    Revlon definitely makes my favorite foundations. πŸ™‚

  380. Zoey says:

    I haven’t found my HG foundation yet.

  381. jacqline says:

    I went to get some colored contacts a few weeks ago, and my eye doctor said that almost every brand of colored contacts in the US will be discontinued (freshlook colors is the exception) by the end of 2013. This is because they don’t sell enough because there isn’t a big market in the US.

  382. Erin says:

    aw crap did I make the deadline? my favorite foundations are Revlon’s old standby Colorstay and Kat Von D’s Lock-It, but I have huge pores and a lot of acne scarring so some days even the favorites don’t work the way they usually do, so I’m always on the hunt for new things to try!

  383. Aelyn says:

    I had a love-hate relationship with school.

  384. Rachel V says:

    I hate Mondays

  385. Shalini says:

    I would love to buy some sephora stuffs
    Shalini recently posted … Treating Uneven Skin Tone (My Experience)

  386. Lorraine says:

    Love to combine my shiseido sunscreen foundation with Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, or Estee Lauder BB cream with Laura M tinted moisturizer. Laura M tinted moisturizer seems to make all my liquid face products apply better.

  387. Sophie Su says:

    I want to try josie maran coconut glee blush

  388. Bonnie says:

    I loved school (even high school)! College made up some of the best years of my life.

  389. Luciana Lima says:

    Great blog!

  390. Tracy says:

    My favorite foundation is the Revlon Colorstay (in the shade Medium Beige). Also, Hershey’s definitely makes the best chocolate.

  391. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    I’m scared of colored contact lenses. Eyes are the windows to the soul and when they’re covered people look soulless/possessed!

  392. irini says:

    Due to my dad serving in the military, I have changed 8 schools!

  393. Amanda says:

    I wore two different colored lenses to the first day of seventh grade and everyone thought they were real for weeks.

  394. Vivi says:

    I love your blog and I love Sephora! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  395. inaya says:

    tabs eyes remind of mac humid

  396. Matilde says:

    Greetings from Buenos Aires from me, Morron and Django (a tabby and a black and white). I started reading your blog and now I am HOOKED. I am reading old posts to catch up.

  397. Denese says:

    Yes I have tried brown circle lenses from Japan. Although I loved the look the lens gave me, it was too uncomfortable for me to wear.

  398. Emma says:

    Hey Karen! I’ve got my eye on some Too Faced palettes I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet, and I would love to use this gift for them! Thank you for doing this.

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