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

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

Win a $50 Sephora eGift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Good morrow, gorgeous. πŸ™‚ I hope you slept well. Did you do anything fun last night? Tabs guarded the house while I got my culture on at the ballet. I’m not quite awake yet, so I’ll share more about the evening a little later on. Suffice it say, it was fun. It was probably the best ballet I’ve ever seen (mind you, I haven’t seen that many).


It’s just past 7 o’clock in the morning here. Tabs came downstairs with me when I got up but then walked straight over to his cat tower, climbed to the top and fell back to sleep. Let’s think about this for a moment: he has all night to sleep and also naps throughout the day, yet the first thing he does after getting up in the morning is go back to sleep?

Cats. They’re too much.

Well, Tabs may not have pressing plans, but I do. I just need a little help from C8H10N4O2. While I figure out which caffeinated beverage I’m in the mood for today, you know what time it is, right?


A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (or $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’s your favorite morning beverage? What’s your favorite breed of cat (and why)? How many hours do you usually sleep? Do you shower in the evening, the morning or both? — 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, May 8, 2011 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. The winner may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal.
  • 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 singrsling! Congratulations, singrsling! 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. Carissa says:

    What’s the first thing I do in the morning?
    Press the snooze button and continue to enjoy my sleep πŸ™‚

  2. Christine says:

    I recently purchased the Smashbox photo finish primer and it works so well. I love it! πŸ˜›

  3. Brittany says:

    I love all kitties πŸ™‚ I rescued all of mine!

  4. Amber says:

    I cheat and start my morning with a caffeine pill. When you’ve got to go from asleep to awake and at the gym in 30 minutes, it helps. πŸ™‚
    Amber recently posted … Networking night

  5. Kas says:

    I want a toyger! So cute!

  6. Savannah says:

    I really want to pick up MAC’s All That Glitters!

  7. Jessica Lakie says:

    first thing i do in the morning, is get my beautiful baby girl out of bed!!

  8. amy says:

    i’m having candy for breakfasy! tummmmy is hungry!

  9. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks SO much for these giveaways!! Hope you have a sweet weekend! :))

  10. Andrea B says:

    Favorite morning beverage is Diet Coke….. I cannot get with the coffee!!!! I need my caffeine!!!!!

  11. Meha says:

    I”m home alone, my rents are off to India for vacation while I study.

  12. Jessica says:

    Coffee is my favorite morning drink by far. Predictable? Yes.

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica
    Jessica recently posted … Just a Little Fashion Flower

  13. Beth says:

    I love my coffee, but I had some herbal tea this morning.

  14. Lisa says:

    I like maine coons because they are huge and super friendly πŸ™‚

  15. Natalie says:

    I would love to win! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  16. rose says:

    I love cup of coffee in morning…that’s it, no nothing til dinner, Gmornin’ Karen:)

  17. aclearcutsign says:

    Green tea in the morning

  18. Elisabeth says:

    I’m fixated on the NARS summer eyeshadows (all of them!) to an unhealthy degree. But I’m still job searching and will soon need to furnish an apartment on a just-out-of-college budget, so buying office-inappropriate shadows like Cap Ferrat is totally unjustifiable. I’m hopelessly in love, though, so this gift certificate would really help.

  19. Celine says:

    You rock Karen! πŸ™‚ Thanks for this giveaway.

  20. Nikolas says:

    I still haven’t slept yet hahahaha… I really really wanna go makeup shopping… I’ve already bought my mom enough gifts for Mother’s Day, but I kinda wanna go pick up more just becuzzzz… Lol I really want a venti no-water soy chai latté hahaha…

  21. leetal says:

    oh man, it had been exactly a year since i last purchased something from sephora. ohhh, college, you take away all my money.

    thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Lauren says:

    Im home in buffalo to see my family for the month!

  23. angelica says:

    Hey Karen,

    I love reading you blog, I can’t wait to see what else you will be reviewing. Keep up the geat work!


  24. Andrea Ito says:

    I love reading about your cat- i’ve always wanted to adopt a kitten!

  25. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!
    Rai recently posted … Wet n Wild Go For The Gold Collection

  26. Ophelia says:

    Eating a bagel and reading mbb!

  27. Tukta says:

    Don’t want the weekend to end!

  28. Sara says:

    I love some OJ in the morning!

  29. lindsay says:

    so cold… tired. Why am I up at 7am on a Saturday? That’s just..wrong.

  30. Monica M says:

    I love coffee or tea in the morning, with lots of cream. I was really hoping to sleep in but I have to angry birds that wanted to wake up.
    Have a good day

  31. Summer Lite says:

    My favorite kinds of cats are rescues! It’s so great to give a little homeless kitty a forever home πŸ™‚

  32. ZeinabD says:

    I barely get 7 hours of sleep! its because of college πŸ™ poo

  33. Tamika says:

    Love this blog and I realllllllllllly need the UD Naked palette! πŸ˜€

  34. Mindy M. says:

    Maine Coon!!! Theyre so gorgeous and fluffy!

  35. Becky H says:

    Just applied China Glaze Fairy Dust for the first time…holy sparkliness!

  36. Erin says:

    My favorite/only morning beverage is COFFEE!! I must have two cups every day before I turn into a functioning human being.
    Funny story, I got a sample of an eye gel that is supposed to depuff, etc. The directions read: in the morning, after your shower, before your coffee, apply to eye area.
    I don’t shower before coffee!!! I don’t do anything before coffee, lol! I’d probs fall in the shower if I hadn’t had my coffee!
    Erin recently posted … Arrrghhh Mateys! OPI Pirates of the Carribean Swatches Ahoy!!!

  37. Vicki says:

    My cat has so many important decisions to make each day, like where shall I sleep? Shall I have something to eat now? Is it time for the allocated portion of the day where I let my humans give me cuddles and fuss?

    I am worried she is going to burn out soon. Might be time to stage an intervention….

  38. AK says:

    Good morning everyone! I’d like to start out by saying I have danced more the last two days than I have in my entire life. Yay dancing! I swear it’s therapeutic.

    -I love abyssinian cats. I was raised by a fantastic abby named Pepsi-Doll. He wast the best. cat. ever. (Besides Tabs, of course).

    -I shower whenever I can pack it in the day, but I like night showers because it helps calm me down for the evening and there’s something so cozy about nestling into the manger after a nice hot shower.

    -Since I can’t take the caffeine in coffee, I stick to tea. But sometimes my boo will make my special dusting drink at the coffee shop: mini mocha with a 1/4 shot espresso.

  39. Chezanne says:

    After I read your post about MAC Syrup I went out and got it. I love it. I have been looking for a good everyday kinda lipstick and Syrup is it. And it looks good on me (nc15) and my mom (nw35). Thanks for the great post about Syrup Karen you’re the best!

  40. colleen b says:

    the first thing i do in the morning is check the time and see if i can sleep longer lol. πŸ™‚

  41. Jen says:

    Good morning! ~
    I’m currently in shock over realizing that there has already been on air a 4th Season of Californication – I have been living under a rock this year. As a die-hard X-Files fan, watching Mulder… um.. I mean… Hank Moody really makes my day…. so I am excited over having new material to watch over the week!. πŸ™‚

  42. Denise says:

    Tabs is so funny! Right now my dog Coco is barking at me because she wants some french fried!
    Denise recently posted … Hola! Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Beach Hut Face SPF 65

  43. Emily says:

    I usually don’t drink anything in the AM! I’m a college student, so most of the time it’s out the door with nothing till lunch (not the healthiest option, but hey! I’m ridin my youth!) And I vote tortiseshell for the cat breed. They’re so friendly! The best of both cats and dogs rolled into one!

  44. Mary says:

    To wake me up in the morning, a cold glass a water actually does the trick for me better than coffee. If I’ve had a big breakfast and then drink coffee, I tend to feel sleepy – something about hot beverages that relax me. I know that’s really weird, right? πŸ˜›

  45. Bitsey says:

    First weekend without class….sleeping in did not go as planned.

  46. afNik says:

    I might need a caffeine pill in the morning. I also might need a cat. More than anything; however, I might need that sephora gift card. Lol. Thanks for the blog!

  47. Elin says:

    I don’t like having breakfast. I don’t like eating too early in the morning, or right after I wake up. But I forced myself to do it, and started losing weight.
    Elin recently posted … Elinllb- Por cierto- les recuerdo que para la RAE- la arroba no es una letra

  48. Julie says:

    i love these giveaways!!

  49. Dovey says:

    I’m eating peanut better and toast for breakfast because there’s no jelly in my house =/

  50. Lindsay says:

    I have started making cold brewed coffee and keeping it in the fridge. Then in the mornings I make an iced coffee that is FANTASTIC! Cold brewed coffee is ridiculously easy and I’m no longer spending money on iced coffees at the local coffee shop. Which means…more money for makeup! πŸ™‚

  51. Marina says:

    I take my shower in the morning!!! and my favorite drink in the morning is green tea πŸ™‚

  52. MR says:

    I don’t sleep nearly enough!

  53. Diana says:

    Black tea is the best – particularly Assam and Earl Grey!

  54. Kayvid says:

    Coffee or Indian Tea, either works for me. I love sleeping for a full 7-8 hours…but it really depends from day to day and my work load…

  55. Betty says:

    I’m a relative newcomer to your blog; your skin color is similar to mine, and I like being able to see what the makeup looks like applied before I buy it. I am just amazed at the amount of cosmetics you review. I would LOVE to know – how much money do you guesstimate do you spend on your makeup in a year?

    My favorite breed of cat is a cornish rex, because of their very loving, playful personality and dog-like behavior. Unfortunately, I am extremely allergic to any type of cat and can’t have one. πŸ™

  56. Gian says:

    Sleep? What’s sleep? I wish I could calculate hours! But I get whatever sleep I can whenever my body decides to revolt mid-studying. πŸ™‚

  57. linda f says:

    waiting for mac surf baby collection

  58. Avery Dement says:

    Here’s my comment!

  59. elle says:

    I don’t have a favorite cat breed; I love them all.

    But my cats are both lilac Siamese. πŸ™‚

  60. Alison says:

    Favorite morning beverage has got to be coffee!

  61. Laura says:

    I love my cats. One is a beautiful hymalian and siamese mix.I fell in love the instant I saw her at the rescue. I love shopping at Sephora. Everytime I go, i find another product that I MUST have. I am now looking ti get some Ole Hendricksen moisterizer.

  62. Kolaleenia says:

    Chai Tea

    I love all kitties, but i adore chubby ones the most. I’ve always had a fascination with the sphinx, but I know alot of people find them creepy.

    About five.

    In the summer I shower during the morning. The rest of the year I shower at night.

  63. K says:

    It’s so nice and warm out, that all I want to drink is ice cold water

  64. lo says:

    I’m not really a cat person, but I do enjoy other people’s cats… Tabs is particularly adorbs! I’m way too allergic. But I’m a huge puppy person. My German Shepherd is turning 7 in a couple weeks, so I’m already on the hunt for a super awesome birthday present for him… yup, I’ll be one of those crazy dog ladies πŸ™‚

  65. Keisha says:

    Maybe just maybe πŸ˜€
    Keisha recently posted … Drugstore Nails!

  66. Tina says:

    If I won this, I would probably go out and buy the Naked palette, although it’s never in stock when I get there! ):
    Tina recently posted … Photo

  67. May says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s Little Brown Dress on my nails. Gorgeous!

  68. Kristina says:

    I love eating fruit in the morning as my breakfast. I usually sleep about 5 hours πŸ™
    Kristina recently posted … Kabuki Brushes

  69. Katie says:

    I had pistachio ice cream for breakfast πŸ˜‰

  70. Girl says:

    I am really getting into my Orgasm blush again…I guess its the perfect summer color

  71. Genevieve says:

    I just remembered how much I love the Queen Helene Mint Julip masque. I did one last night and my face is so smooth right now. My pores look smaller, less blackheads, acne clearing… I don’t even remember why i stopped using it regularly.

  72. Rads says:

    Tea…I drink buckets of tea..masala tea…with a bit of a spices steeped in the water….or a bit of ginger crushed……though more perfect for the winters πŸ˜€

  73. Cassie says:

    I looooove Sephora!!!! It’s like my home away from home. LOL

  74. Demetramax says:

    I start my mornings w/ a smile, yogurt and pinnapple (yum!!!) and end my day with a run along the river!!

  75. Casey says:

    I love green tea! πŸ™‚

  76. Rachel says:

    I love to start my days with chai, but usually I start it with green tea πŸ˜€

  77. Cherry May says:

    I don’t know what to say, but I will just share some stuffs about my sleeping pattern. My sleeping pattern is a mess, imagine even if I am tired all day long and I am longing for a rest then I can’t sleep. It is frustrating, I am insomniac, and whether I like it or not, I cannot drink coffee because of that. Got really serious problem with my sleep, sometimes I get 5-6 hours of sleep gaa. The stress.. Just so you know <3 this contest might help relieving my stress πŸ˜›

  78. Kaoyee says:

    It’s a good hair day today, haayyy!

  79. Debbie says:

    I need my coffee in the morning!

  80. Lors says:

    I love irish breakfast tea in the a.m.

  81. steph b says:

    Have you ever seen a Scottish fold cat? Big, round faces and the ears are folded down. Sounds weird, but sooooo cute.

  82. Rebecca says:

    I love spring!!!

  83. Sara P. says:

    I am so happy it is Saturday!

  84. Arianna says:

    I usually start my morning watching a youtube video tutorial for nars makeup forever or urban decay and that is exactly how I end the night. It makes me happy and I love it.

  85. Zombii says:

    Ugh…mah cats were all up in mah bidness last night. Slept terribly! And now it’s time to get my errand-running on. What tasty beverage will start my day? Chai or latte?

  86. Pearl says:

    Tea in the mornin’! πŸ™‚

    Sarah Finnegan recently posted … Blogging Virginity

  88. Sara says:

    I’m not really a caffeine person- but give me a peppermint hot chocolate and I’m good to go!

  89. jess says:

    just bought britney and nicki minaj tickets! yay!!!

  90. Katrina says:

    I’m on vacation so I’m actually taking a break from makeup and styling my hair. Last night I went to dinner in a cute dress, flip flops, with my hair in a clip and only clear mascara on my eyes, it was insane and also so comfortable. I love vacation!

  91. Christina Moreno says:

    Fave morning beverage: Diet Coke from Sonic–I swear they put crack in those things cause I’m addicted.

    Fave makeup product: Smashbox primer. Tried several, but Smashbox tops ’em all.

    Fave tip of yours: applying liquid foundation with a MAC foundation brush. My life will never be the same! My very large pores—-are—-in hiding when I use MAC brush #130.

    Because of you I bought–NARS illuminator ! Love it!

  92. Sarah says:

    I’ve never been able to sleep for more than 5 hours a night; my eyes just fly open after 5 hours. Curse or blessing?

  93. Krista says:

    Number of birthday parties today? 2. Bridal showers? 1. Slices of cakes that I will consume today? Priceless πŸ˜‰

  94. Courtney says:

    Well here in Louisville it’s the Kentucky derby! Huge parties all weekend long. And I’ll be at work for all of them!

    My favorite types of cats or sphynx, scottish fold, main coon, persian, and Siamese πŸ™‚
    yes I am a crazy cat lady

  95. Judy says:

    Chillin’ at my parents house for the weekend! there is never a shortage of food here, especially fresh fruits! binging on perfectly ripened oranges and mangoes omnomnom~

  96. Michelle says:

    sunny day

  97. Jordan says:

    I am loving the look of the new Dior basket-weave bronzer, Aurora!

  98. Amista says:

    I shower in the morning, but at night i wash off my makeup & do my face routine plus brush my teeth again and apply a cuticle balm & hand cream before bed πŸ™‚ Sometimes when im REALLY tired i dread doing al of those things, lol. Thanks for the chance to win a gift card! I also tweeted you (@amistabaker) <3
    Amista recently posted … Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette

  99. Aimee says:

    Fresh brewed coffee will brighten up my day!

  100. LouieB says:

    I shower at night so that I get in extra 15 minutes of sleep in the morning. When I wake up I make myself some green tea with honey.

  101. OCButterfly says:

    Heading out to Palm Desert for a romantic anniversary getaway with my hubby – can’t wait!!!

  102. Katherine says:

    My favorite morning drink is a glass of water. I try to drink a lot everyday, so I have to start early.

  103. Mai says:

    I prefer to shower at night, I occasionally shower in the morning but I don’t like it!
    Mai recently posted … Real Techniques Panoramic Brush Case Dupe

  104. Lydia says:

    My favorite morning beverage is a caramel latte with skim milk from Bridgeport Coffee in Chicago πŸ™‚

  105. Jeana says:

    Love Chocolate Milk for breakfast…but most often drink tea. I did find a chocolate infused tea that I love and sorta curbs the craving for chocolate milk and saves the calories.

  106. Aretha says:

    I love to drink coffee in the morning! It wakes me up πŸ™‚

  107. Siena says:

    Well, I don’t own any cats, but for a while was thinking of getting one. As much as I love the cool-looking, graceful cats, I am in love with the exotic shorthair haha. There’s something about that little squished-in face that I love, like the pug of cats!! πŸ˜€
    I will forever love tea in the morning, mostly black with no honey. MMMM. That’s the best way to start your day!

  108. Mandy says:

    I hit snooze like it’s my job, then regret it later when I find myself brushing my teeth while trying to get dressed while trying to brush my hair while trying to get my purse together, etc…

  109. shantel says:

    I adore a latte in the morning:)

  110. Yari says:

    First thing I do in the morning is press the snooze button several times and then get up to take a shower.

    Makeup that I’m currently lemming would be all things MAC LE and seriously feening for some crazy eyeliners UD and Stila.

  111. mishel says:

    this gift card reminded me i have not bought my mom anything yet for mother’s day. ahhh!!!!!

  112. So i was going to say how many times i shower but instead ill write my schedule for today…. I have a soccer game at 12, mass at 3, soccer game at 5, chicago fire soccer game at 7:30 then out with friends at 11…. Its always exciting to have a full schedule because there is not a boring time during the day. Always spending it with others and trust me its extremely tiring at times. I come to this blog almost every other day. Its so hard to concentrate on hmwrk meanwhile someone has this fun blog where i can learn so much about makeup…. Ive only began to view this blog about 3 months ago so i go back to the old post…. =0) thanks for the blog. if it wasnt for this blog i’d be so bored while doing my hmwrk lol!

  113. Mylie says:

    I want a cup of coffee right now! πŸ™‚

  114. Caroline says:

    Coffee in the morning makes me happy.

  115. nidhi says:

    Thanks for the opprtunity.. I love to drink a glass of warm water every morning
    nidhi recently posted … Yellow everyday look from Zoeva 88 palette

  116. Lara says:

    Nescafe Viennese (Mocha) Coffee. Mmmmmmm!!!

  117. Rachel says:

    Since it’s been warmer, I’ve been fueling my diet coke addiction in the mornings!

  118. Ashley says:

    I have not been able to shop in Sephora since I came to college lol

  119. Selena says:

    Due to the economy spending is zip…..but I REALLY want to have a bottle of Gucci II… that bad?

  120. Wendy M. says:

    I don’t precisely need coffee in the morning to wake me up, but I just love the scent of it wafting through my house. πŸ˜€

  121. Angelica says:

    forget coffee. a chai latter is were its at. πŸ˜›

  122. Ruchita says:

    Happy Saturday! It seems like the most work my kitties do is to move from one place to another to find their perfect napping spot. It’s a hard life. πŸ™‚

  123. AshBash says:

    i like smoothies in the morning in place of breakfast
    AshBash recently posted … Review- Tea and Honey Blends Tea Tree Conditioner

  124. Grace says:

    Love me a Sephora shopping spree!!!

  125. Starr says:

    Sephora si my fave store ever! So excited for this contest!

  126. Danielle F. says:

    I love that it’s finally getting warm out and feeling like spring. I am so excited for the flowers to start blooming!

  127. Alexia says:

    Love the blog waiting on Mac Everhip in mail and can’t wait

  128. April says:

    First thing I do in the morning is brush teeth, wash face, hair in a pony, then head to the kitchen to clean up the no.1 and no.2 that Sweetie-Dog has left overnight.
    April recently posted … First Day at School

  129. leahbobeah says:

    Coffee!! Black, scalding coffee. Yum.

    My little boy climbed into bed with me at five this morning. He had a bad dream and was scared. It was so cute.

  130. Tahnee says:

    I love Himalayan cats because they have a sweeter temperments AND blue eyes….although they have long hair, so they shed like crazy!!

  131. Jessi says:

    I’m glad you had fun at the ballet! I can’t wait to hear more about it. πŸ™‚
    Jessi recently posted … How Many Lip Products Are Too Many To Have In Your Purse

  132. Victoria says:

    I am obsessed with Sephora! Ahh! I want a Vivanno from starbucks! πŸ™ booo

  133. Lindsey says:

    I work from home too and I have to say – getting to spend all day with my fuzzy family (one cat and one dog) is the biggest perk. My cat even has her own pillow on my desk and my dog has an extra bed right by my feet. πŸ™‚

  134. Kris says:

    sorta good hair day today…..good enough that i’m not panicky about it hahaha

  135. Betsy says:

    These giveaways are awesome!

  136. Katie says:

    i’ve been awake since 5:30am. i went to bed at 3am. how did that happen!?

  137. Ana says:

    Morning today will be laid back, afternoon very busy. Thanks for the giveaway Karen!

  138. Tiffany says:

    I am obsessed with Chipotle’s guacamole and their burrito bowls.
    Must. Have. More.

  139. Suji says:

    I have a couple of things on my Sephora wish list – one I’ve been wanting to try recently is the Diorskin loose powder. Totally luxurious!

  140. Stephanie says:

    I have two rescue kitties. They’re both torties and I describe their personalities as “tortitude.” One of them is a runt and she’s a complete lovebug. The other one is a lovebug as well, but she likes to talk and be whiney.

  141. mm says:

    I like a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, but then a few hours later I love a cup of tea!

  142. vanessa says:

    If u could only see me right now … my allergies r killing me something major. So I’m wearing my cold compress mask, while checking up on the latest news on my android phone lol
    Thanks for this karen! <3
    Xxxo, Vanessa

  143. Coral says:

    I’m super excited that I get a vacation tomorrow and it will last one week! Super jazzed to be going to San Diego.

  144. tabby says:

    Beautiful day today!!

  145. Iman says:

    I love a cat who talks! I have a wedgehead siamese purebred (who i got for free πŸ™‚ ) and she TALKS SOOOO MUCH! shes a mini human. or atleast she thinks she is.

  146. Lyza H says:

    I would love to be able to start buying from summer collections, they all look so lovely!
    Lyza H recently posted … Last episode of Kitchen Confidential

  147. Kate says:

    Morning naps are the best ones!! When you get up… have a cup of tea and then realize that you have time to go back to bed πŸ™‚ Nothing better! haha

  148. Nazih says:

    I have finals after this weekend, so my weekend will be filled with studying πŸ™ Thank god for Starbucks Frappy Hour!

  149. Brittany says:

    I love cafe du monde with milk and cinnamon

  150. Monica says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the ballet, Karen! Was it as racy as promised??

  151. Bren Flowers says:

    Good morning Tabs from Paddington and WIlbur!

  152. Jamie says:

    My favorite morning beverage is coffee, specifically Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

  153. Rebecca says:

    I love malt-o-meal in the morning with oj when I first wake-up!

  154. Caroline says:

    Beverage in the morning: apple tea!

  155. Lisha says:

    I mostly go for coffee early mornings, but sometimes I like tea. I really loved Tazo’s Vanilla Apricot white tea, but I can’t find it anywhere anymore : (

  156. Liz! says:

    Last night the hubs and I went to see “Thor” in 3-D. He’s a comic book nerd, so he was wicked excited.

  157. cheyenne says:

    my friend has the cutest longhair calico cat. she sleeps through everything and ON anything. her name is cleo! Tabs & Cleo should date ^.^
    cheyenne recently posted … THIS

  158. Jessica Leigh says:

    Mmmmm ….. I love coffee! Have you tried Philz? It’s the best!

  159. deedee says:

    come on lady luck!

  160. lauretta says:

    Mmm coffee <3 Starbucks is having a Frapp Happy Hour btw πŸ™‚

  161. Whitley says:

    Hi!!!… I love your site!!!!…. And my morning beverage of choice is…….. DIET MOUNTAIN DEW VOLTAGE!!!….. I bought a ton cause its one of those which one do you like MD is doing so I have stash to start off my day!!

  162. Tina H says:

    ugh…. I so don’t want to go to work today…. Frappaccino Happy Hour sucks…. but if you have to have a Frappaccino today, have a Mocha Coconut with 1 pump Toffee Nut…. It taste like a Almond Joy…. its yummy!!!

    Have a good day!!!
    Tina H

  163. Christina says:

    I always shower at night! Just washes my day away.

  164. perry says:

    My favorite morning beverage is tangerine juice!! Yummy!!

  165. Paige says:

    I read the paper and drink coffee:)

  166. Eren says:

    I have become more of a dog person, but my one cat Ritter, I’ve had since I was 11 years old and I’m 21 now. He’s the most amazing cat ever! He’s just like a dog…so loyal and affectionate. We rescued him out of an engine at my uncle’s dealership, it’s amazing that he survived!

  167. Chris J says:

    three more weeks left in the semester and im outta here!!! (and into The Real World)… scary x_x

  168. Amanda A. says:

    COFFEE! Best thing about waking up is brewing a cup! πŸ™‚

  169. Lauren says:

    I have learned I shouldn’t speak to or interact with anyone before my first cup of coffee. Its just better for everyone involved.

  170. Jennifer A. says:

    I’m trying to go on a no-buy, I just need to get the Chanel and Dior bronzers first!

  171. Rosie says:

    i love ballet! i saw othello a couple of years ago; it was really good.

  172. Heidi says:

    I have two favorite cat breeds, black and white (like Missy) and tabby (like Tabs). I find these two have the most personality!

  173. Yao says:

    I used to be a coffee in the morning girl, now it’s a really strong cup of earl grey. Mmmm.

  174. Lisa says:

    I have a little rescue tabby that looks a lot like Tabs. He likes to talk a lot!

  175. amanda says:

    persian kittys r the cutest !!

  176. Alison S says:

    Bought apricot jam at the farmer’s market and had it for breakfast. Delicious!

  177. Nat says:

    my favorite morning beverage… Mountain Dew. I know, not very good, but it gives me energy for the day. Just one every few days, but usually, I have water in the mornings.

  178. Shirley says:

    have a wonderful day!

  179. Lindsay says:

    I slept in and then started studying for finals!

  180. Alison says:

    My favorite morning beverage is coffe (hot or iced) with a pinch of half and half and 1 splenda!

  181. Delaney says:

    hi! i love your blog!! i check it every single day and i reallyyy hope i win this amazing contest! i shower mostly at night but love ow clean and fresh i feel when i get one in the morning. πŸ™‚

  182. Katie says:

    On the weekends, I sleep 10 hours a night and drink orange juice in the morning… πŸ™‚
    And it is a beautiful day!!

  183. Delaney says:

    hi! i love your blog!! i check it every single day and i reallyyy hope i win this amazing contest! i shower mostly at night but love ow clean and fresh i feel when i get one in the morning. πŸ™‚ thanks again and your cat is too adorable!!

  184. kalcedon says:

    I love all breeds of cats… but I have a soft spot in my heart for Siamese cats… and those “average” crossbreed kitties :P…

  185. Jaime says:

    My favorite hot morning beverage is a soy, no water chai and my favorite cold morning beverage is a fruit/vegetable smooth from Jamba Juice called ‘Apple n’ Greens’.

  186. Lissette says:

    I like starting my morning with orange juice. I just feels it wakes me up and fills me up with energy.

  187. Angel says:

    Lovin this blog and also the new Stila Sparkle liquid eyeliners are AMAZING!!!

  188. Silje T. says:

    Oh joy! I love contests πŸ™‚

    I’ve never seen a ballet… I went to a ballet class for a very short while when I was 8, but I’m as stiff as a log and as elegant as a sack of potatoes – so both my mom and I realised it wasn’t ment to be πŸ˜›
    Silje T. recently posted … Ryddesjau

  189. April says:

    My love for makeup started about a year and a half ago!!! Thanks to blogs, YouTube videos, and great people at stores like Sephora, MAC counter, and Ulta . It has helped me understand how makeup should be applied and the best way to apply it without looking crazy!!

    You blog along with the unsung MAC unsung heroes really helps me out a lot!!

    Now if I can get a great understanding of how to get eyeshadow colors to pop on my dark lids, I’ll be extremely happy!!

  190. loofah says:

    English shorthair cats are adorable!

  191. Julie says:

    On the morning I sleep… I so love eat a chicken steak when i wake up at two pm, yes i’m craaaaazy =P

    There my comment ! =)

    Love your blog, came every day

    Julie (french)
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  192. Step says:

    My morning beverage is Yorkshire tea with a little milk like clockwork.

  193. Ashley says:

    Can’t wait til it hits 3PM so I can visit Starbucks and try out their new mocha frapp but my all-time fave beverage would be a Starbucks Caramel Frapp πŸ˜‰

  194. Hufsah says:

    I take a shower at night! & sometimes after I work out (:

  195. raina99 says:

    I enjoy aTim Horton’s coffee in the morning, maybe 2 LOL. Actually I think I need one now!

  196. Kate Williamson says:

    Love Sephora!

  197. Anastasia says:

    I take a shower at night- I like getting into the bed clean

  198. Vanessa Smith says:

    Hey! Im in love with makeup from sephora! I need some, I don’t really have the money to buy makeup from sephora, its too expensive. so i stick with drugstore makeup. I hope i win thiss!!! Anywayss (: Haavee a greatt dayy!

  199. Allegra says:

    Favorite morning beverage of the moment: iced vanilla latte. Got one right now!

  200. maxi says:

    oh i wish i was tabs πŸ™‚ could have slept lot more πŸ™‚
    love u tabssssss you are so cute as karen .

    keep giving these giveaways one day i will win hehe.

  201. Danielle says:

    I like Simba and Nala out of all the cats. Lions are cats, right? I like Rafiki the mandrill/baboon the best from that movie though. I saw kis cousin at the zoo.

  202. Nijh says:

    I cant live without my masala chai in the morning!!

  203. onegreatsmile says:

    I need complete and utter silence and blackness to sleep. I wear earplugs, and have blackout drapes AND curtains over all my windows. It’s a cave!!!!!!!!!

  204. Caitlin says:

    I love a nice cup of Chai in the morning!

  205. Melissa says:

    Loving BB’s new concealer/powder combo!

  206. Nadine says:

    I like to have mochas in the morning!

    Thanks, as always, for this giveaway!

  207. Nina says:

    Love your blog. Great day for a fair to get unusual finds

  208. Lani says:

    Every morning my 14 month old daughter wakes me up by crawling over to me and kissing me all over my face πŸ™‚

  209. Katrina says:

    These giveaways are so great! Thanks so much! <3 <3

  210. nancy says:

    I have no interest in horse racing, but I seriously want an occasion for one of those hats!

  211. Honor says:

    hello Karen, just bought Kaliste by nars this afternoon and just loving it. thank you for such a great blog

  212. Aloix says:

    Cats, I love them! Rescues always, of course. I had one rescue who looked remarkably like a British Blue, and now they are a favorite breed. Gorgeous, and they look like the original LOL cat πŸ˜€
    He passed away about a month ago, and I’ve got my eye on another rescue to adopt, she looks like a Russian Blue. I guess I have a thing for gray cats!
    My other cat is a black shorthair mutt, polydactyl though πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the contest, new commenter and fairly new reader, I love what I see so far though!

  213. Bobbie Denise says:

    I love love love ur blog!

  214. Y. says:

    tea is my morning beverage or chocolate soymilk;)

  215. Elizabeth says:

    My cat Penny is active all night – and as soon as I get up, she goes right to sleep. Naughty girl! πŸ™‚

  216. Erin says:

    I start my morning with the Snooze button :).

  217. jessica says:

    yay! another giveaway!

  218. Christina says:

    I start my day jumping right into the shower!

  219. martan says:

    I need coffee

  220. Inday says:

    My favorite Pee Wee Herman quote: “La la la Connect the dots!”

  221. Barbara says:

    I am going to the ballet tonight with my daughter to see her best friend in Snow White!! (you’re not the only one getting their culture on)!

  222. Natalie says:

    Girl, I could not live without my coffee in the morning. No coffee, no workee!

  223. Tamisa says:

    The first thing I do in the morning is press the snooze button πŸ™‚

  224. Kristina says:

    Fav cat is a Tortoise shell only because thats the typer my littler kitten paws is!
    Kristina recently posted … Lipstick Tag

  225. Cedes says:

    I really wish I had a little kitty to snuggle with everyday πŸ™‚

  226. Jill says:

    I now have kiddies instead of kitties. I love my kiddies, but I do miss my kitties. πŸ™‚

  227. Stella says:

    I love my cat Lucky!!! I think he would be a great friend to Tabs!

  228. Jakara says:

    I finally had enough energy to wear makeup today!!

  229. Andrea says:

    Last night I went to a poetry reading at CSUN, and it was amazing. There was one poem about a woman who had the constellations on her back and she was eaten by zombies. After that the after party was so much fun. I had a great time!
    Andrea recently posted … Reporting to you LIVE from the pool in sunny sunny SoCal!

  230. marmar says:

    I -really- wanna go home.. stuck at work on a Saturday!

  231. SDpfeiffy says:

    finally deep cleaned my brushes today. first time in a few weeks, which is unusual for me. Glad to start the week nice and clean!

  232. Tiffany H says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms!
    Tiffany H recently posted … Fitness Update!

  233. Stacey says:

    i’m too pooped to poop.

  234. Lillie says:

    Hot tea.

  235. Claudenka says:

    love love love tabbies (maybe because of Tabs and my own two furry babies!)

  236. Patty says:

    My cat Benny weighs 14 lbs. and is big ol’ bundle of purrs and love.

  237. quimerula says:

    Just bought “Water for Elephants” for me and gifted one to a friend.
    My Kindle is a wonderful thing!

  238. Estefania says:

    I love my kitty!!!! She is 6 years old!

  239. Halifax says:

    We finally see the sun after almost a whole week of rain. So crazy!

  240. i’ve become addicted to liquid foundation at the moment. i’ve found a combo that i LOVE all for less than $20 :).

    my tweet –
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  241. TofuuCube says:

    I like to drink water in the morning! πŸ™‚
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  242. Terri says:

    What I wouldn’t give to have Tabs’s life – it sounds pretty sweet πŸ™‚

  243. Jennifer says:

    It’s 3:33pm on Saturday and I am still in my pajamas!

  244. Laura says:

    I usually drink a latte in the morning, or if I have no time, a diet coke!

  245. singrsling says:

    i loves me my kitties and wish I could adopt many more! Tabs is beautiful and SO LUCKY to have found you!

  246. Sumathi Nagesh says:

    Hey, my favourite body scrub is The Body Shop Coconut Scrub! It gets my skin glowing and ready for summer!

  247. Mandy says:

    Back from Europe last night. So good to be back home!

  248. Jillian says:

    I love the surf baby collection!

  249. Janeve says:

    heard a great quote today from Mother Teresa. ‘Everyone wants to be called a servant…until they get treated like one.”

  250. Rebecca says:

    Hi There,

    I guess, I will start off by saying that I’ve followed your blog for a little while now (i’ve just recently gotten back into makeup after the birth of my son). I’ve never been the type of person to comment but I really appreciate all your insights into things πŸ™‚ always makes me think about using things or passing them.

    Now to answer one of the questions, as I mentioned I have a son, so my favorite beverage in the mornings is a vanilla latte, coffee, or a Rockstar (Caffeine is very important).

    Thank you for hosting a giveaway and will be following you on Twitter πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  251. lostcause says:

    it is DERBY day!!

  252. vivian says:

    sleeping in today felt great!

  253. Shelly says:

    I like drinking orange juice in the morning, but if there’s no orange juice in the fridge, I drink green tea.
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  254. Heather says:

    I used to only shower in the evening, but after coming to college and having roomies who shower in the morning, I think they’ve rubbed off on me – now I shower at either time!

  255. Emily Macdonald says:

    Love you! Love Sephora! πŸ™‚

  256. Stacey F. says:

    Yes, please!!!!

  257. kelly says:

    my allergies are making me miserable!

  258. Quinn says:

    I love your blog!

    When I wake up in the morning, I like to go back to sleep like Tabs but that isn’t very practical since I’m a human. Sigh.

  259. Cheryl says:

    Im loving the eyeshadows from mac’s surf baby collection! Totally excited! πŸ˜€

  260. PD says:

    Love reading your blog!!

  261. RJ says:

    What a beautiful day it is! Its unfortunate I’d be stuck at work πŸ™

  262. Brianna says:

    I’m dying to get one of the stila palettes!

  263. Belladatura says:

    Love, love, love a Starbucks chai in the morning. I’ll settle for an iced tea, however.

  264. Kerry B. says:

    Beverage of choice in the morning is Pepsi. I’ve never gained a taste for coffee and need my caffeine.. oh well.. lol..

  265. Solangel says:

    I’m so close to printing out a list of your Mac unsung heroes and get them all!

  266. Claire says:

    i usually get 6 hours of sleep but i wish it was longer! i want some sephoraaaa

  267. holly says:

    I try to get 8 hrs of sleep, but i usually end up getting 6. The strong coffee in the morning helps.

  268. milaxx says:

    My cat is sleeping on my neck as I type this.

  269. Emily says:

    I only think hot coffee or tea count as proper morning drinks. Maybe iced coffee if it gets hot enough.

  270. Angela says:

    It’s hard to be a cat lover when you have four birds,but I would say Abyssinian are my favorite. Shh don’t tell the birds!

  271. Jessica says:

    I love the ballet! I recently saw a re-interpretation of Don Quixote here in Chicago, it was great. Can’t wait to hear about your experience πŸ™‚

  272. Joe says:

    love to win for wife

  273. Beatrice says:

    I feel like you’re always doing a giveaway. That is so nice πŸ™‚
    Beatrice recently posted … Garniers Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller 7 Day Challenge – Day 67

  274. Anka says:

    My favorite morning beverage is chai with my family. My sister makes the best, cinnamon-y chai and I’d love to be back at home with everyone just to have that every morning!

  275. Audra says:

    Lucky for me, the very first thing my cats do when they get up is snuggle me! Of course Fred (the older) is just hungry and want food in her bowl, but Andromeda is just a huge snugglebutt and wants cuddles! She purrs like a diesel engine!

  276. Lauren says:

    I’m getting my dose of culture by going to a symphony concert tonight. I’m so excited! I have never been to a ballet, though, but it’s definitely on my to-do list!

  277. Kate & Zena says:

    I got to have my Coca-Cola in the morning. Caffeine!

  278. Ellen says:

    It is so nice and sunny over here in MI, and the temperature is perfect. How’s the weather in CA?

  279. Laura says:


    I’m stuck at work, but reading your blog makes the time pass by fast! <3

  280. peach_ says:

    My boyfriend would like to personally thank you for introducing to the wonders that are Trader Joe’s Mango and Cream bars!

  281. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Spent the whole morning at work supervising the moving crew move our lab to its new location.

  282. laura says:

    i like to drink tea in the morning.
    laura recently posted … At Your local Kubrick library

  283. Natalie says:

    I usually sleep for 7 to 8 hours.

  284. Saffron says:

    wooo contest! I have had so many cat breeds over the years – javanese, oriental, british shorthair, abyssinan. Now I have two egyptian maus and a sphynx – all wildly different cats, I love them all and could never pick a favorite; the maus are affectionate but highly instinctive, they’ll sit on your lap but won’t let you pick them up. The sphynx is dauntless and more friendly dog than cat in his personality. Also he stinks to high heaven right now, clearly it is bathtime!

    Thanks for the contest!

  285. Goldie says:

    Favorite breed of cats has to be tabbies, hands down. They remind me of miniature tigers! My own tabby’s nickname is Le Tigre.

  286. Jennifer S says:

    I slept well last night but I am totally procrastinating on a report thats due tonight. eek!

  287. Jenny says:

    I love plain ol black tea. Just hits the spot. But if I’m at work, then I need my coffee.

  288. cassi teague says:

    I love giveaways!! And I love your blog! I’m addicted! Thank you for doing these!

  289. Lucia says:

    My fave beverage in the morning is anything hot: either tea or coffee =)

  290. Katie says:

    Hello Karen!

    How are you and Tabs? My heart broke today as I found out my favorite moisturizer from Sephora is discontinued. I really don’t know what I’m going to do! Winning this giftcard would really cheer me up, along with a rec of your fave moisturizer!! Thanks πŸ˜€


  291. Kate says:

    I usually get 5 hours of sleep a night, except for one day a weeek when my body forces me to pass out for like 10 hours.

  292. izzie says:

    My great dane seems to think her and tabs would be best buds =0)

  293. Cynthia says:

    My favorite morning beverage is orange juice or water. Although when I first wake up I have to have my water and then when I eat breakfast my go to beverage is orange juice.

  294. MicheleR says:

    Oh sleep, how I never seem to get enough of you.

    Good luck to everyone! Happy Mother’s day! πŸ™‚ Cheers

  295. Natje says:

    What a great giveaway! I’ll love to win this, it’s my birthday this month, so this giftcard will come in very handy! πŸ˜‰
    What I do firts in the morning is this: popping open a can of Red Bull! Just so you know… πŸ˜‰ Lol!


  296. Janet says:

    Studying sucks…

  297. Sarah says:

    @ Janet hahah your comment made me laugh. I am checking out makeupandbeauty blog when I ought to be studying!

  298. Jes H. says:

    I need some caffeine myself this morning. Err, make that every morning! πŸ™‚

  299. Cassidey says:

    I always want 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night, but I usually end up with 6 or 7. Earl Grey or Chai tea is great for those mornings when I’m running low on sleep…

  300. Katie says:

    A good ol’ fashioned cup of coffee does it for me

  301. incyat says:

    It/s raining. Humph.

  302. Sunny says:


  303. Star says:

    To be a cat…

  304. Holly G says:

    Orange juice every morning!! πŸ™‚

  305. Rachel says:

    Today is the best Saturday ever! I sat for a four hour certification exam yesterday in SF (I’ve been taking classes, reading and studying for it for the past 14 weeks) and I PASSED! I’m toasting myself with champagne and Pride & Prejudice at 2:30 in the afternoon. Best day EVER!

  306. Stephanie says:

    I get about 4-5 hours of sleep, and my morning beverage of late is just plain old tap water.

  307. Iris says:

    I’ve got 10+ hours of sleep last night. Summer vacation rocks πŸ˜€

  308. Sandy says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  309. Liz says:

    My morning routine consists of shower, then coffee, then more coffee, then more productive matters such as getting dressed. Man, you do NOT want me leaving the house without coffee. It would be unfair to the other drivers on the road.
    Liz recently posted … Insanely huge giveaway at Beauty Crazed

  310. Casey says:

    Love these giveaways!

  311. Hana says:

    I love Lipton green tea in the mornings, whether I eat something or not. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  312. Alice says:

    I love calico cats (I know it’s not a breed but w/e XD) cause their fur is so pretty, and russian blues (which is what my cat is) because they’re smart and are close with their owners πŸ˜€

  313. hanh nguyen says:

    spending time with my son!!

  314. Julia says:

    Hot tea is my favorite morning beverage. I take mine with cream and sugar.

  315. Cassy says:

    I totally wish I could have woken up, changed rooms and gone back to sleep. Instead my boyfriend and I have been going all over the place on errands, went to the mall, got a late lunch/early dinner and then played some mini golf. It was a nice day, but boy am I tired now!
    Cassy recently posted … Mondays haul I got presents for my friendss birthday

  316. Erica says:

    I love to sleep, just as much as I love Sephora! Although, I think I love Sephora just a *tiny* bit more! πŸ™‚

  317. Shannon says:

    Tea is my caffeinated beverage of choice.

  318. AnaBanana says:

    I love water first thing in the morning! I’m a mom of 2 active boys and would
    love to like coffee- for the effect of alertness everyone talks about. I’ve tried all sorts Of coffee purposely yet I can never take more than 2 sips. I need more energy sometimes. Water will have to do!!

  319. Iram Imtiaz says:

    I love love love sephora!
    And man that MAC Surf Baby collection looks so good πŸ™‚

  320. nicolle says:

    on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer this spring!

  321. Mykeshia says:

    I am terrible at making chickpeas.
    Mykeshia recently posted … Curlformers are awesome!Avaliable at Sally Beauty Supply

  322. LauraA says:

    Hello, Karen! Hope the caffeine finally kicked in–had my first cup of Clover coffee today ever at a wonderful local doughnut shop here before spending almost all day in the sun. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for another giveaway opportunity, and if I win this, the Tocca laundry soaps are in my future……

  323. Jane says:

    ohh..a cup of coffee can do SO many wonders..Loves it.:)

  324. MARY-FRANCES says:

    Waiting for the Canucks game to start.

  325. Marian says:

    My favorite breed of cats is the Siamese. I love them because they’re very vocal and have a very distinct, deep meow. That said, my three cats are all mutts : )

  326. Kelly ma. says:

    Just tried Nutella for the first time after hearing/reading about Karen raving about it. Wow it is awesome!

  327. Alexis says:

    My due date was yesterday… I’m so ready to have this little boy! Hoping he’ll surprise me on Mother’s Day :).

  328. sienna says:

    coffee and sephora = great combo

  329. Kim says:

    Lol look at all the comments on this!

  330. Argeleen says:

    Ready to watch the boxing fight tonight!!

  331. Rae says:

    Mmmm, caffeine… *ambles away*
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  332. Nat says:

    My favorite morning beverage is diet coke. I like the caffeine, but the fizziness also really peps me up. People think it’s weird, but I don’t like coffee or any kind of warm drink. Don’t you think the milk or cream in a latte will counteract the caffeine?

  333. Taylor says:

    chai tea!!!

  334. Molly says:

    Looove sephora.

  335. Maya says:

    I have a kitty who is about 12 years old now and I lover her more than anything. Her name is Topaz and we’re unsure of what breed she is. She randomly appeared on our porch one day and we’ve had her ever since! In the past year she’s given us a lot of scares. Topaz got bitten by another cat and she started to have seizure and she also had to have surgery recently. My families kitty is our baby and she’s everything to us. Also, you should check out this website

    These are videos about cats and they’re absolutely hilarious and I swear this portrays my cat perfectly!
    P.S.- I love your blog!!! Keep up your amazing work and keep looking beautiful! =)

  336. Rach says:

    Lemming Dior Rosy Tan shadows!

  337. Kristen says:

    I love iced black tea on a hot summer day πŸ™‚ best thing ever!

  338. Joanna says:

    Morning beverage? Coffee coffee and more coffee please πŸ™‚

  339. Jocelyn says:

    I wish I had more opportunities to go to the ballet!

  340. Bernice says:

    Went car shopping today! Was extremely tiring ! πŸ˜›

  341. Amanda says:

    My fave morning beverage is 1/2 caff coffe with 3 cremes and 2 splendas!!

  342. alyssa says:

    HI, i love your blog ive been following you for a little over 2yrs now.
    in the morning i like to drink orange juice or tea i feel its the best to re-energize you when you wake up. also i love cats πŸ™‚ tabs is to cute. i have a cat named enzo he thinks hes a king! haa he likes to sleep in my sink when im in there doing my makeup and singing along to the new britney spears album “femme fatale” i just love it so much.
    thats a link to a picture of him hes so adorable!

  343. Jessica says:

    I like yerba mate tea for a caffeine boost in the AM.

  344. Liz G. says:

    Just got back from a pizza making class at a local restaurant. First time I have ever had the opportunity to use a wood-burning pizza oven and it was a blast. But the pizza dough really kicked my butt! It was so elastic it was difficult to shape yet the pros at the restaurant make it look as easy as ever. Had a blast and can’t wait to cook my own pizza at home, although in a regular oven instead of a cool pizza oven!

  345. Kari says:

    Well, until a few weeks ago, my favorite beverage in the morning was a high maintenance Americano from Starbucks. Why high maintenance you ask? Well…because it had two pumps of cinnamon dolce and one pump of white chocolate with steamed breve and “delicious foam” as my barista Michelle calls it. Anyway, I’ve been on the wagon and without coffee for two weeks now!!! I cannot wait until the 15th when I can have my delicious coffee beverage again…oh the horror of no coffee!!!

  346. Allison C says:

    My dog needs a bath.

  347. Tania says:

    I was rode a bike yesterday in San Francisco, it was cold!

  348. Kathy says:

    This would only be absolutely amazing.

  349. Jasmine says:

    I usually just drink water in the morning, or sometimes some chrysanthemum tea πŸ™‚

  350. Cass says:

    My favorite breed of cat is a Ragdoll although I am seriously considering getting a Savannah cat that would probably try to eat my little Ragdoll!

  351. Virginia says:

    My favorite morning beverage would be anything that has large amounts of caffeine. My favorite breed of cat is any and all πŸ™‚ They are adorable and one day I will be some towns “crazy cat lady.”

  352. Lucy says:

    My favorite morning beverage is hazlenut coffee. I don’t HAVE to have a cup of morning coffee, but I do love it. I want so many things at Sephora! Thanks.

  353. Maria says:

    I need some new mascara and lipstick! I’m so tired of the same old look.

  354. Jessica Davis says:

    I love drinking a vanilla latte in the morning. If I don’t then I won’t have any energy. I am so not a morning person. I shower in the morning to wake my bootie up!
    Only 3 weeks of Algebra left, ugh. The pressure is on. I so wish I didn’t have to take algebra to get into a Nursing program. It’s not one of my favorites. I just wanna know the math pertaing to nursing!

  355. styleezta says:

    Last night I slept 6 hours,,,,wish it were 8!

  356. Tiffany says:

    My favorite candy bar is a Snickers. I’m on a diet and I would kill for one lol

  357. Nina says:

    i love watching the kentucky derby!

  358. yiota says:

    I’ll keep entering these until i win! hehe

  359. Sun says:

    mua is addicting. But I got swaplifted πŸ™

  360. Luci says:

    I love my cuppa in the morning. The British in me just won’t let me do otherwise. πŸ™‚

  361. wendy says:

    my caffeine of choice is from Starbucks- caramel macchiato with soy milk and extra caramel =)
    wendy recently posted … Muffins with Mom &amp a Surprise

  362. Natalie says:

    I absolutely have to have my coffe in the morning. Im a little picky too. Starbucks breakfast blend with land o lakes cream and two sweet and lows. Yummmm. I think ill make a cup now πŸ™‚

  363. April says:

    I love Mt. Dew first thing in the morning…I know not healthy at all…but sooo very good!

  364. katrina says:

    awesome!!! Happy Mother day!

  365. Lala says:

    I like orange juice for breakfast

  366. Mary says:

    I don’t have a cat, but I’m partial to Maine Coons…I don’t really know why, though!

  367. TrishaL says:

    Iced Venti Americano and stopping by my favorite beauty blog πŸ™‚

  368. Vicki N. Hammons says:

    Good Evening,
    My grandmother had a siamese cat when I was growing up. I had a blue point siamese and my daughter had a yellow tabby. I think cats are a loving animal and easy to snugle with while watching a movie. lol

  369. sarah says:

    today i had a bad sbucks day πŸ™ ther iced passion fruit tea was water on rocks with some cough syrup added in it πŸ™ been in a low mood since that dabbacle… but on the brighter side o things i stocked up on some BB corrector n concealer kit n bronzer!!!!

  370. Naomi says:

    I am finally done with my AP Euro exam so now I can kick back and relax.

  371. Evelyn says:

    I’m watching the Vancouver game and trying not to bite my nails off!!!

  372. Diana says:

    I’m looking forward to your ballet post! You should go see the Nutcracker if you never have. πŸ™‚
    Diana recently posted … The Reuben H Fleet Science Center

  373. Sophia says:

    I usually sleep no more than 6 hours.

  374. mrsshukra says:

    Overcast day in Hawaii today!

  375. Jana says:

    i would like to buy some fabulous smelling things.

  376. Stephanie says:

    I swam half a mile today.

  377. Jess says:

    The new Surf Baby collections looks awesome!!

  378. Pamela Williams says:

    About to watch Manny’s fight – let’s go Pacman!!

  379. Nancy F. says:

    i’m hooked on cadbury fruit and nut bars right now…

  380. Anna says:

    Purchased MAC blot powder yesterday, after reading your post about it. Can’t wait to try it!

  381. Debbie says:

    I”m currently craving a coffee right now and it’s almost 9:30 at night.. lol

  382. Nora says:

    coffee of course!

  383. Meng says:

    I love showering at night!

  384. Karen says:

    I wish my face would just stop acting so bad & be clear.

  385. Michele says:

    I Love seeing your posts in my inbox everyday…Woot woot! :))

  386. Michele says:

    I need the new Surf Baby Peachy~Gold Blush…:P

  387. Joanna says:

    i love makeup and I WILL NEVER GET ENOUGH OF IT πŸ™‚

  388. Deanna G. says:

    I shower in the evening πŸ™‚

  389. Jay says:

    From the promo pics, didn’t think I would like much in the MAC Surf Baby collection, but there are quite a few pieces that I am going to have to get!

  390. John says:

    I love the Benefit 10 boxed powder

  391. brittany says:

    hey karen, thanks!!

  392. becca says:

    winning is fun!

  393. Crissy says:

    I love orange tabbies & Russian blues!

  394. Tammy says:

    Orange juice in the morning.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!!

  395. Adria says:

    I graduated college today- after a decade and two tours of Iraq! Hook me up!! LOL!!

  396. Malinda says:

    My mom and I just has an amazing pre-mothers day dinner!

  397. Priscilla says:

    Favorite morning drink: apple juice. πŸ™‚ It’s been that way since I was a child.

  398. Nicole danielle says:

    Hola. My favorite morning bev is coffee, no cream with splenda. I wish I had some now!

  399. Anna says:

    Making Mothers’ Day breakfast. Order up!

  400. Nar says:

    My favorite cats are Turkish Vans. They love to swim, will play fetch and are SUPER FLUFFY.

  401. Jennie R. says:

    I always have to drink water in the mornings. I feel so parched when I wake up.

    I like all cats. No preference here.

    I either get too much or too little sleep. I can’t even seem to find a happy medium.

    I prefer to shower at night. I’m okay with showering in the morning too, I just hate doing it in the middle of the day.

  402. Tamara says:

    I just saw Nelly in concert and it brought back so many good childhood memories :).

  403. Joy says:

    I am exhausted after a full day with teens. Tomorrow morning *any* drink will do.

  404. LuvJaime says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen.. aka Tabs’ mommy!!!

  405. Melody says:

    Exhausted and must do homework…and rewatch Toy Story 2!

  406. Angel says:

    I love the adventures of Tabs! Your pictures of Tabs always make me laugh πŸ™‚

  407. amanda says:

    favorite morning beverage is orange juice or water. i know, boring, right? haha
    amanda recently posted … Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches

  408. Audrey says:

    Going to see Water for Elephants tomorrow! (:

  409. Kookie says:

    happy mother’s day to tabs’ fabulous mommy! πŸ™‚

  410. Jessica says:

    My fave breed of cat is the tuxedo cat,my best buddy and sidekick Sneakers was a tuxedo cat,she passed away a year ago πŸ™ I have a new sidekick tho his name is Snook and he’s also a tuxedo cat.They are so cool looking and they are always dressed up πŸ™‚

  411. Natasha says:

    i got 12 hours of sleep last night. greatest thing ever.
    i’ve been going to see at 12 and waking up at 6 the past week weeks.
    looking forward to summer!

  412. Jona says:

    Goo Manny!!!

  413. Amy says:

    I barely ever get a good nights sleep. πŸ™

  414. Eli says:

    Hi! Coffee is my absolute favorite thing in the morning πŸ™‚

  415. Lisa says:

    I had a facial this morning and it was fantastic. Anyone ever use the G. M. Collins skincare brand? It’s fabulous. Good way to start the day. Good way to end the day…..with Karen’s contest. Thanks>Sephora lover.

  416. roz says:

    was just thinkin about a cup of coffee to have while im curled up reading my book

  417. Amanda says:

    Coffee is a necessity for me, especially when I have to get up super early!

  418. Sharon says:

    Have a great week! and thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  419. Rochelle says:

    My favorite morning beverage is orange juice πŸ™‚

  420. Sara says:

    I am very tired right now.

  421. noemii says:

    one week left in this blasted semester and then 1 1/2 years to go til i graduate πŸ˜€ also can’t wait for my b-day so i can finally get a very well deserved drink ..legally πŸ˜‰

  422. Nadya says:

    saw thor today

  423. elisia says:


  424. Mylinda says:

    I’m a tired mommy who can’t sleep! Maybe if I wish hard enough, I could win a Sephora egift card! After I leave this comment, I will just surf and dream away. Happy Mother’s Day to all mommies!

  425. Meghan says:

    I aim for 8 hours every night. I usually have insomnia but Working nights makes me sleep awesome because I’m exhausted when I get home!

  426. natalie says:

    happy early mothers day!

  427. Jillian says:

    My favorite morning beverage is some sort of hot tea. Doesn’t matter what kind, I have a huge collection.

  428. lorraine says:

    the mac surf baby collection disappointed me :/

  429. K says:

    i just erased a voice message from 2 months ago that i’ve been too lazy to even check. bam!

  430. julie says:

    i just watched something borrowed! laughed my pants off!

  431. Bhevarri says:

    Had a really nice day today! Lots of practice driving (I’m finally doing it! Took me long enough =P) Hooray!
    Bhevarri recently posted … More giveaways!! 40 gift card to Pink Dandy!

  432. Liz says:

    I usually get around 8 hours of sleep these days, my favourite morning beverage is tea, and I shower in the evening, right before bed. πŸ™‚ Also, the Surf Baby collection products look cool, but I’m put off by the packaging of it, unfortunately. It looks overly gaudry to me, rather than cute. ))):

  433. ashley says:

    meeee, oh how i need a new mattifier!

  434. Liz says:

    I usually get around 8 hours of sleep these days, my favourite morning beverage is tea, and I shower in the evening, right before bed. πŸ™‚ Also, the Surf Baby collection products look cool, but I’m put off by the packaging of it, unfortunately. It looks overly gaudy to me, rather than cute. ))):

  435. Jenn says:

    Had brunch with my mom, grams and sister for an early celebration of Mother’s Day today. It was delish!

  436. TheMissTrious says:

    Happy Sunday !

  437. Joy P. says:

    I can’t survive the day if I don’t have my coffee first thing in the morning πŸ™‚

  438. Antonia says:

    omg morning beverage? COFEE ahahha

  439. Caitlin says:

    your cat is gorgeous πŸ™‚ keep your great work up!!

  440. Michelle Rader says:

    I drink green tea in the mornings!

  441. Alix says:

    I wish lilacs bloomed all spring, instead of just for a week or two! They are my very favorite flower.

  442. Wendy says:

    I shower at night cuz I can’t get myself to wake up an extra 30mins earlier in the morning!!

  443. Christy O says:

    Just had a great chat with a great new person. I love meeting interesting people. Especially if they have luscious dark locks of hair …

  444. I’ve recently graduated (For good) from my Bachelor’s degree (Psychology!) and will be doing some travelling before applying for my Masters degree πŸ™‚ Nothing very far though, maybe around Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

  445. Sandra says:

    I’m a old school type of person and prefer OJ in the mornings. πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day!

  446. Hailey says:

    I always drink green tea in the mornings.

  447. Apple says:

    I love this rainy weather!

  448. claudia says:

    My cats send regards !! And kisses to Tabs !

  449. AAJ83 says:

    About to make a state move so things are crazy at my end with the packing πŸ™

  450. Elizabeth says:

    Don’t be too hard on Tabs. Sometimes on weekends I get up, move to the couch, and then go back to sleep. πŸ™‚

  451. paula says:

    i just tried baked pancakes for the first time. it was like yorkshire pudding but with lemon custard. AMAZING! haha that’s all πŸ™‚

  452. Jesselyn says:

    I’m in love πŸ˜€

  453. Pammy says:

    Hey Karen! Can’t wait to see you swatch the polishes in the Surf Baby collection!

  454. Eva says:

    I hate finals

  455. Brenda says:

    Happy Sunday… In my country we celebrate Monther’s day today!

  456. Maya says:

    I have a math exam this week. Yuck.

  457. Liz says:

    I just finished grad school whilst working full time, so hopefully there’s more sleep to come in the future! I’d say about five hours a night.

  458. Amy says:

    Coffee is my go-to morning drink! And one of my favourite breeds of cats are Norwegian Forest Cats, I used to work for a Pet Insurance company and I came across this breed of cat in the files one day and just fell in love. They’re so fluffy!

  459. Sonya says:

    I can’t start the day without a cup of green tea!

  460. Peggy H. says:

    Right now since it is getting warmer, my favorite morning beverage is an iced french vanilla coffee with skim milk and sugar!

  461. Nanda says:

    first of all, I really like your blog. When I have my eye on an article, I first search your web to look if you reviewed it :]

    I went to bed with wet and unbrushed hair. I regret that now -_-‘

  462. Jillian S. says:

    feel great that I had my eyebrows threaded yesterday for the 1st time in 6 weeks. No more scary catiapiller lady look.

  463. Paula says:

    I love a nice hot chai on a lazy Sunday morning.

  464. shusheshe says:

    Back to work on Monday…. /sigh

  465. saku says:

    I like mint tea and herbal ones.

  466. Ivona says:

    Mmmmmmmmm coffeeee

  467. Tanner says:

    Love your blog! My favorite AM drink is coffee, but since I have a baby now I have to drink decaf. Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m going to RT on Twitter, too!

  468. yes pleeeeease πŸ™‚

  469. BeckBeck says:

    I don’t think I have a favorite breed of cat because every cat I’ve ever owned has been a “random cat” – rescues or shelter kitties with no documented background. I do think Russian Blues are gorgeous though.

  470. lesley says:


  471. Rachel says:

    Lately i have been having a problem with dark circles. so now everyday after work i use a hot compress over my eyes and i have been seeing a big improvement!

  472. Maribel F. says:

    If I could, I sleep a lot of time every day! =P

  473. Carissa says:

    I try to get 7-8 hours every night, but I think I would rather have 9-10!

  474. Meezy says:

    Boo for summer classes! πŸ™

  475. Joyce says:

    I would totally put this 50$ into my purchase of a clarisonic!

  476. Linda says:

    It’s finals time! I’m totally in need of some sleep and/or coffee as I type this. πŸ™‚

  477. Amy N. says:

    Happy Mother Day!!

  478. Brittany says:

    Love your blog! The surf bebay collection is kind of “meh” for me, but I do love Sephora! Looking forward the the Betty Lou Manizer from theBalm!

  479. Marie says:

    Gotta have a hot shower with a delightfull smelling shower gel in the morning to jump start the day !!

  480. LaToya says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!

  481. alex says:

    bday coming up

  482. Jenn says:

    yay Sephora!

  483. Olivia says:

    My favourite breed of cat is the Russian Blue Hair. It’s so cute and elegant, and I love its unique colour.

  484. Freda says:

    Loving the spring trends!

  485. Mary Thi says:

    I like my kind of cat, ahah. I don’t know what it is; black and white with pink features.

  486. Jess says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all:D!

  487. Grace says:

    Trying to resist all of the Mac collections!!

  488. Chia says:

    Happy birthday to my little sister H!

  489. lindsay says:

    I love orange juice in the morning! It brightens up my whole day!

  490. Stacy says:

    Coffee with soy vanilla creamer. Love the smell of coffee brewing. πŸ™‚

  491. Tina says:

    yes please!

  492. Melodyy says:

    Would love to win (: Been eyeing a few things !

  493. Ela says:

    I love your blog πŸ™‚

  494. Aleisha says:

    favorite breed of cat, huh? main coons, haha

  495. Sarah says:

    Love your site! So informational and fun and who doesn’t love a giveaway?

  496. nabel says:

    happy moms day to all the mommys!

  497. Ami says:

    My favorite breed of kitties is the tabby because both me and my boyfriend have them they are so pretty!

  498. Jane says:

    Excited for summer!!

  499. Emmanuelle says:

    Thank you !!!
    I love springy sudays. Have a great time ;-))

  500. Nadine says:

    Did Tabs do anything for his mommy today? If not, tell him to get his cuddly butt in gear for next year!

  501. Maple says:

    I love me my Starbuck’s coffee frappaccinos!

  502. Liz says:

    I prefer to shower at night, it’s makes me uber relaxed and ready for bed!

  503. Atifa says:

    Well hello there! I’m craving a Starbucks Caramel Frappacino! And a shower, I just spent the last two hours gardening with my mom πŸ™‚
    Atifa recently posted … Holy Grail Lip Gloss Found! Lip Gloss Lovers Celebrate!

  504. Patricia Davies says:

    Happy Mothers Day to all my fellow Beauty Addicts!
    I just sent $57 online at sephora so this woulda come in handy!

  505. Dawn says:

    love me some coffee in the morning got to have it!! no ifs ands or buts about it LOL!!! I like it black with 3 equals in it and I’m good to go!! easy and very simple.
    And thank you for having me here .D

  506. Catherine says:

    It’s 2:30PM and I haven’t eaten breakfast yet…. I’m hungry!

  507. jessm says:

    I love Maine Coons because they are big lovable furballs.

  508. Kim says:

    I only sleep 3 hours a day it’s a miracle I don’t drink coffee lol

  509. Tk says:

    I love me some adopio(?) espresso with three shots of mocha and extra caramel

  510. Kay says:

    I can’t wait for summer for the clothes and makeup, I’m tired of. The gloomy days!!

  511. gina says:

    it’s mother’s day! i am with my momma and my two kitty-children <3<3

  512. Mikki says:

    gotta have my awake tea lattes from starbucks when Im really tired!

  513. T.Davis says:

    Im so tired! Im my cousin unofficial wedding planner.
    T.Davis recently posted … Blog Sale- RCMA Pallet

  514. Kasey says:

    I usually sleep 8 hours. Sometimes less, but I try and make it a habit to get the right amount of sleep I need.

  515. Ariana says:

    It’s my 22nd birthday on the 17th and I need to go dress shopping!!

  516. Jessy says:

    I love watching dumb boy shows with my hubs on a Sunday afternoon
    Jessy recently posted … The Point of Life

  517. Jody says:

    Its past 5 and I am sitting in Pajamas still. Oh lazy Sundays.

  518. Madelynn says:

    I love skin tone polishes. So elegant.

  519. Valeria says:

    Summer term starts tomorrow T_T But at least I graduate in July!

  520. Melissa says:

    Our Saturday was spent at Disneyland. The park closed early for the premier of Pirates of the Carribean. I would’ve loved to watch Johnny Depp walk the carpet, but I had more important things to do…like head to CA Adventure with my family for more fun!

  521. Shayla says:

    I always shower first thing in the morning, since it wakes me up and my hair usually looks horrible after sleeping on it.

    Annnd…my favorite kind of cat breed is whatever my fuzzy black monster Nera is…I got her from the Humane Society, so she’s probably a “mutt”, but she has a great temperament and is SO soft for a short-hair cat.
    Shayla recently posted … The Lipstick Tag!

  522. Catherine says:

    I love Maine Coons!

  523. Emily says:

    I got my senior pictures done this morning! Looove my new MAC eyeshadows, I got Nylon and Omega, staple colors, forsure. I used them this morning for my pictures, perfect!

  524. jenny says:

    what’s sleep like? sugar free redbull baby!!

  525. Alka says:

    My absolute favorite breed of kitty is the Bengal….I currently am owned by two Bengal mixed boys! My sweet Wally is 10 yo and my daughter’s baby Colby just turned 2.

  526. chibicheeks says:

    I don’t want the weekend to be over ;_;

  527. productdoctor says:

    I love your blog! Please check out my new blog and any advice on getting started would help!

  528. Nina says:

    Sephora – grownup girls paratise!

  529. em. says:

    fave morning beverage? i gotta say (the canadian!) tim horton’s hot smoothie. soooo yum

  530. Bridget says:

    Lately I’ve been loving McDonald’s 99cent coffee plus a lil amaretto-flavored creamer!!! Mmmmm…heaven in the morning! Beats spending $4+ on a cup of joe.

  531. Melissa says:

    I like turtles.

  532. I’m LOVING my lazy Sunday!! πŸ˜‰

  533. Wendy R says:

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day πŸ™‚

  534. Traci says:

    Just tried Paula Dorf foundation because my color of Smashbox foundation is out of stock in Ulta and on websites. Love the Paula Dorf and will definitely make this a permanent switch!

  535. Ellen says:

    Matcha tea is my favorite morning beverage. πŸ™‚

  536. Candace says:

    Hope you had a good weekend! πŸ™‚

  537. G says:

    Happy Mother’s Day

  538. vonnie says:

    it would be a happy birthday present for me!
    vonnie recently posted … My Birthday Celebration Pics

  539. stephanie says:

    it’s a fantastic day to be a fantastic person πŸ™‚

  540. Reina says:

    Love me some Starbucks Verona coffee in the morning with milk & sugar.

  541. Luella says:

    Hope you and Tabs had a lovely Mother’s Day!

  542. Janelle says:

    My favorite morning beverage is…water. I drink water like it’s going out of style!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  543. Hannah says:

    Mmmm Sephora!

  544. Katie S. says:

    I usually get a solid 6 hours, but after reading one of your recent posts I am thinking I really need to try and get more and see if that kicks some energy back into me.

  545. Desiree says:

    This would be great to win for a little retail therapy after finals are over!

  546. Lisa B. says:

    my favorite drink in the morning is from starbucks, a grande non-fat latte w/extra vanilla since i’m on the road everday, but i don’t get them very often since i’m watching my weight and my wallet, lol!
    btw, love you’re blog!!

  547. funneebunny says:

    hi karen!
    i adore your blog! πŸ™‚

  548. Veronica* says:

    Happy Mother’s Day =) I was lucky enough to see all the moms in my family- i love them all

  549. Tran says:

    Favorite morning beverage would be coffee or orange juice!

  550. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like calico cats because I have an 11 year old calico cat.

  551. Megan says:


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