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

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

His ears perk up no matter where he is in the house when he hears his favorite sound, the clackity-tap of the metal clamp at the end of his harness as it drops on the tiles by the door. “Outside time!” I imagine him shouting inside his little kitty brain.


Dum-dum-dum-dum-dum is the sound his quick little feet make as he darts across the floor above me, through the hallway and down the stairs. “Meow!” he calls excitedly when he sees me standing by the door.

I have the harness in my hand and smile. “Hi, buddy. You wanna go outside?”

“Meow!” he answers [“Of course!”], hopping like a bunny to my side.

I get some kitty hugs and even more meows. “Okay, sit still then,” I tell him, taking up the harness.

“Mrow!” he says [“Hold on!”], and then he zips away toward the kitchen, around the corner and out of sight. I know what he’s doing, of course. He’s running The Circuit, because he can’t contain his excitement. Just one of his funny feline quirks. I hear him back there hauling @ss, his little feet going dum-dum-dum-dum-dum all the way around until he’s back in the hallway again looking up at me. “Meow!” [“I’m ready!”] he proclaims, standing at attention, totally raring to go.

This is how it always goes when I pick up the harness to take Tabs for a walk. It’s the cutest thing! I think he was actually still sleeping upstairs this morning when I did it, LOL! At first I heard a loud thud, which must have been his big tabby bottom dropping on the floor. He was probably sleeping in the bathroom basin, aka “the spa.”

While I take Sir Tabs out for his morning stroll, why don’t we get the weekend off to a good start. πŸ™‚ I think you know what that means. It’s…

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, have you ever had a garden? Tell me how to make your favorite kind of sandwich. What’s the last lipstick you wore? Have you ever been in a parade? — 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 29, 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 Jasmine! Congratulations, Jasmine! 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. Kass says:

    I have a brown thumb, so no garden. I’m trying the terrarium thing though.

  2. Wynell says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Revlon Berry Haute

  3. Jessica Lakie says:

    when i buy a house i would like a garden. i want to grow everything imaginable! my husband wants to grow hot peppers!

  4. Natalie says:

    Hope you have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  5. janey says:

    Loving the NARS Summer 2011 goodies I picked up thanks to your glowing (no pun intended) recommendation. So pretty!
    janey recently posted … Roll up your sleeve- please

  6. Cecille G says:

    Got a new haircut! Can’t wait to see if I can recreate how it looked when I left the salon! Yay for the long weekend and more sleep! I hope I win!

  7. Jywoi says:

    I have very pigmented lips, lipstick doesn’t look so good on me but the last lipgloss I wore was Chanel Aurore (lovely πŸ™‚

  8. Shelly says:

    I just got a new coral lippie, Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in Sizzle OR405, and I love it!

  9. Sarah says:

    I’m wearing Burt’s Bees Red Dahlia Tinted Lip Balm, so that’s the last lipstick I’ve worn! πŸ˜‰ Love your site!!

  10. Tracy says:

    Hubs and I just bought our first house so we’ll be working on the garden this weekend. So excited!

  11. kalene says:

    today i wear skull & glossbones by OPI on mah nails.

  12. Patricia says:

    My favorite night treatment right now is Olay Regenerist Elixir. I love 80Ò€ℒs movies, my favorite is Pretty in Pink & I drink a lot of coffee. Thanks =)

  13. Denise says:

    I wore a light, pearly rose lipstick today! Then some pink gloss over it πŸ™‚
    Denise recently posted … Manic Monday at the Post Office

  14. Noelle says:

    I am getting ready to put my face on while checking in on all my fav beauty blogs! First up, MUFE HD primer. πŸ™‚

  15. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! Hope you and Tabs have a fun holiday weekend! πŸ˜€

  16. Carissa says:

    when i have a house i would like a garden, although my thumb is not the greenest…

  17. Britt vonstrange says:

    Aww that is just too cute. have you seen the video of the mommy cat holding her kitten while they nap? it’s just too cute.

  18. Jenn says:

    The last lipstick I wore..hmm I think it was the nude Wonder Woman one. So pretty!

  19. Chi says:

    I go a haircut last Saturday! My peg was Tron:Legacy’s Quorra, but it ended up looking like Dora. Still love it though!
    Chi recently posted … Sammy

  20. Mary Begum says:

    My friend died yesterday morning……… that’s all I have to say.

  21. Kelly Delp says:

    I am making yogurt in my crockpot tonight! Exciting Saturday night, huh? πŸ˜›
    Kelly Delp recently posted … Forget Not the Benefits

  22. Nikki says:

    Yesterday I came outside to go to work and my passenger side window was shattered in-and a lot of things were missing. GPS, Chargers, books, etc. It took me about 5 minutes to remember that my ENTIRE makeup collection- years and years of collecting limited edition, very expensive at times-items are completely gone. I’m very, very upset. I literally had to run to a grocery store to find something waterproof to throw on my eyes so that they weren’t bright red and puffy for my entire work day.

    Ugh. I could really use a gift card to start rebuilding. Hope everybody who reads this learns a lesson to be careful where they leave their makeup bag! Guys probably think its a purse or something.


  23. Sarah says:

    When I have a house, I want a huge vegetable and herb garden.

  24. Jula says:

    My grandparents had a nice vegetable garden at there house when I was a little kid, and my neighbors always share their bounty with us lol. But someday I’d like to have my own small garden.

  25. Peggy H. says:

    I am getting married next weekend, so my weekend will be spent preparing the house for some house guests and doing last minute wedding projects! πŸ™‚

  26. sammy says:

    I live in an apartment with no verandah, so no garden for me.

  27. colleen b says:

    i’m moving in a few weeks for the first time in my life.. i’ve lived in the same house for 21 years, it’s bittersweet.

  28. Niya says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Black Truffle by Estee Lauder, it’s this really dark chocolate color that I have to be in the mood for, but yesterday I was πŸ™‚
    Today I’m gonna wear a raspberry red one that is by Catrice.

  29. Christine says:

    my favorite flowers are pink tulips

  30. Amanda Jo says:

    I totally rocked out Urban Decays Lip Love gloss in “Failbait” yesterday. So soft and perfect for the summer like weather we’ve been having in NYC.

  31. Mylie says:

    Not really a lipstick, but Tarte matte lipstain in Exposed! πŸ™‚

  32. Staci says:

    I had a rose garden growing up, pretty but gotta watch out for those thorns!

  33. gabby says:

    Last lipstick i wore was NARS Pigalle. My favorite!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Kelly M says:

    Have a great weekend Karen!

  35. Lauren Sutherland says:

    Tabs is so cute!

  36. Nika says:

    Last lipstick I wore was Clinique’s Long Last Soft Shine Lipsick in Bamboo Pink. πŸ˜€
    Nika recently posted … Products I brought with me to the beach

  37. Joanne says:

    My husband just got home from deployment and it’s been Soo awesome. As soon as he got home it’s been one surprise after another…

  38. Brooke says:

    I twitted too

    and no, i’ve never had a garden… I care too much about plants to kill them with my death thumb lol (rather than green thumb!)
    Brooke recently posted … Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette Swatches &amp Review

  39. Nicole says:

    In high school, I was in the marching band and every year we went to Disneyland and marched in the parade. Yes, I’m a band nerd, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! :o)

    • Amy says:

      I was in the marching band as well, and still am (FSU Marching Chiefs.) So don’t feel bad, marching band is awesome.

  40. Tukta says:

    Tomorrow I will have a workshop with international makeup artist from NARS
    So excited πŸ™‚

  41. SDpfeiffy says:

    Woke up to a Nordstrom email saying my Dior Sunset Nude Healthy Glow powder has been shipped! Biggest beauty decision of today: which polish for my weekend manicure. Life is pretty dang good πŸ˜›

  42. Saffron says:

    I have nothing fun to share this AM but of course still want to get in on the action, thanks for the contest, lady!

  43. Kelsey says:

    Have you ever had a garden?
    Tell me how to make your favorite kind of sandwich.
    Good ‘ol PB & J!
    WhatÒ€ℒs the last lipstick you wore?
    Clinique Tenderheart
    Have you ever been in a parade?
    Yes, a couple of times. My Girl Scout troop used to march in the town 4th of July parade. Once I got to hold the flag.

  44. alexandra says:

    i have to work today and tomorrow πŸ™

  45. linda says:

    waiting for duwop isla sirena collection to be realeased.

  46. S says:

    Yep, got a garden. It’s crap soil here… good luck to me. I tried walking one of my cats on a leash and things went ok. But then he turned in to a maniac and demanded outside time *all* the time. Plus there are a bunch of cats that live outside and I didn’t want him to catch anything. :(. I’m thinking of giving it a go again.

  47. rachel says:

    Must have more Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes!

  48. Emily says:

    I’m totally new to the designer makeup and beauty scene, but I’m slowly building my collection and loving every bit of it!

  49. Sephora opened its doors in Malaysia (Finally!) and they bring in brands that were previously never available in Malaysia such as Urban Decay. Sadly though, they bring in just the “basics” and not the full ranges, and the brands they carry are still not as diverse as Sephora online πŸ™ While I’m really delighted that Sephora is in Malaysia, I really hope to have a chance at scoring this e-gift card so I can shop on Sephora online πŸ˜€

  50. Heather says:

    I like gardening, but I will be moving to an apartment soon.

  51. Zakia says:

    Hey I love your blog so much!! I’m a makeup newbie and I’m learning so much!!!

  52. Ana says:

    I have a garden, but it needs some work!

  53. shusheshe says:

    I’ve seen co-workers try to grow a variety of plants at the office; unfortunately most of them died.

  54. Jessi says:

    Aw! Tabs is so ridiculously cute! I can’t believe he walks on a leash. I’ve never met a cat who would do that.
    Jessi recently posted … EOTD- Sunrise Over Mars Orange and Coral

  55. I don’t what to say other than thanks for holding the contest! πŸ˜€ I don’t garden. Me + plants = plants X__X
    Ricquetta Francis recently posted … MAC Surf Baby Collection &amp Swatches

  56. Sayuri says:

    I was dying to have a MAC packed to go I’ve seem here. Loved your review. Now will got it; a friend of mine bought it for me! I’m so happy!!!

  57. Allison says:

    Never had a garden, always wanted one. But, I have dogs that eat anything and everything…Veggies included

  58. aubrie soetaert says:

    No gardens, but love to plant flowers.

  59. Vivien says:

    I’m going to New York this summer & I can’t wait to shop at Sephora! Especially for NARS products! (;

  60. lo says:

    I’d loooove a garden! But I have an unfortunate “talent” at killing most plants, so that probably won’t happen any time soon.

  61. inycat says:

    I need to pick up a second cat harness. I feel guilty taking out just one cat…the one left behind looks so sad and disappointed.

  62. Anita says:

    xoxo from Switzerland πŸ™‚

  63. Grace Vick says:

    Already ready for the Fall!

  64. vonnie says:

    lol, i love that he runs a circuit in excitement and anticipation, happy tabs
    vonnie recently posted … New Weekly Makeup Challenges- Celeb Recreations

  65. Lauren says:

    Two slices of toasted bread + sauteed red bell peppers with garlic + a slice of pepperjack cheese = my favorite sandwich!

  66. Jane says:

    Don’t have a garden haha thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Enigwoman says:

    No garden, more of a gloss type rather than lipstick.

    Women likes honesty and men judges beauty, that’s why men lie and women wear makeup. πŸ˜‰

    Have a nice day!!!

  68. May says:

    I have an amazing garden this year! I tore out half the sod in my backyard and put in tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli (which are getting huge!), romaine lettuce and a raspberry bush!

  69. Lyza H says:

    My Saturday morning: baking… in heels… to the Born this Way album!
    Lyza H recently posted … baking to born this way

  70. Kristina says:

    The last lipstick I wore was NYX Diva. πŸ™‚

  71. Cassy says:

    I’ve never had a garden and I’m actually glad. My mom bought be a cactus and an aloe plant a few years ago for my birthday. Both are fairly hearty plants so she figured I could handle it. Let me tell you, a dead cactus just deflates like a balloon when it dies. I was so embarrassed.
    Cassy recently posted … Candy Yum Yum dupe You tell me

  72. Eli says:

    Hi Karen!
    These days I wear Avon in coquelicot a lot on my lips.

    thank you!

  73. Liz! says:

    My dog always does the same thing when he knows he is going on a walk. It’s so funny how excited he gets!

  74. Debbie says:

    If i had room for it I would love a garden!

  75. Yes! I’ve been in a few parades. I’m in a car club and we always participate in them. πŸ™‚

  76. Vijaya says:

    I’m kind of hungry right now!
    Vijaya recently posted … Adventures in Orange Eyeshadow- Foxy Lady

  77. loofah says:

    Mmm panini

  78. Amanda says:

    The last lipstick I wore was MAC Bust Out! from the Surf, Baby! collection. I just got it in the mail yesterday πŸ™‚

  79. Maly says:

    My current favorite lipstick is Mac Hot Tahiti…!

  80. steph b says:

    Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Elise. Love!

  81. Fayeth says:

    Believe it or not, my boyfriend currently tends to the garden. His specialty is growing avocados!

  82. Jessica Leigh says:

    I just wore the Nars matte lipstick in carthage last night. I love it!

  83. Danielle F. says:

    Soo cute what Tabs does! My dogs come running when they hear me pick up my keys, because of course they assume they are always invited along where ever we are going πŸ™‚

  84. Anna says:

    thanks for the giveaway!

  85. Bridgette says:

    My favorite kind of sandwich is one I’ve sworn by since I was about nine — honey, peanut butter, raisins, chopped green olives and crumbled bacon. Delish! (Though it sounds really questionable!)

  86. leetal says:

    i want to be in a parade!

  87. Diva817 says:

    Spread the word, this is an amazing beauty site! xo

    Revlon Pink Pout is my new fav….

  88. Christine says:

    I last wore Vegas volt lipstick.

  89. phil says:

    I’ve never found a lipstick I loved, but I’m a really big fan of COBigelow’s Mentha Lip Tint gloss– I’m rocking Violet Mint ((I almost typed Violent Mint, btw!))

  90. Amy says:

    i love rimmel airy fairy. πŸ˜€

  91. Cindy says:

    I love gardens, but I live in an apartment so I can’t have one .
    My fave sandwich is french bread with hummus, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and peppered turkey.

  92. Mindy M. says:

    No garden for me!! Too much work’

  93. Nikki says:

    Best sammie ever… turkey, bacon, and swiss with ranch dressing in place of mayo. Toasted, of course.

  94. DalaLuz says:

    I like my little piece of nature in the middle of the city. It’s a well-loved jungle with all sorts of pretty flowers but rugged enough to provide homes for god’s little creatures πŸ™‚ And don’t tell Tabs, but we run a very prickly (and delicious) Japanese berry bush around the edges to discourages our local cats from munching on our feathered friends. That and for some reason I really dislike accidentally grabbing pooh πŸ™‚ To make up for it they get plenty of petting love at our front door!

  95. May says:

    Shopping the Ideeli red sale!

  96. Kay says:

    This reminds me to repot my basil.

  97. Jacki says:

    I haven’t been in a parade but I did attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC and of course that year it rained! Go figure πŸ™‚

  98. deana says:

    Have a great weekend!

  99. Melony Williams says:

    I love Sephora!!! When I get home and look at the black and white bag with the red tissue paper I am transported to my happy place. I like to leave my purchase in the bag for a couple of days on my bedroom dresser. That way I can look at it everyday.

  100. Lydia says:

    I’ve never had a garden because I live in a small apartment in the city but I would like to someday!

  101. Katherine says:

    Aw, I love the Tabs story. My cat comes running when I turn on the bathroom sink.

  102. Angela says:

    Yes, I have a garden, and I love it! It’s filled with salvias and lily of the niles and succulents and clovers (which most people say are weeds but I love clovers). Thanks for all the great posts, Karen, they always brighten my day!

  103. Chris25 says:

    When I was a tiny little girl my grandad took me and my sister to the Indian Heritage parade. We got to join the parade and walk with them. I was really excited because Miss India smiled at me!

  104. Katrina says:

    I’m not good at houseplants but I have many flowers outside. I love gardening, I think I get it from both of my grandmothers but our mosquitos are so bad this year I haven’t been able to do much outside:(

  105. Jen says:

    I live in a house that basically sits on a bed of sand. This is unfortunately due to the dry Australian heat and fierce sun, lack of good soil and money to do something about it (6th year Uni student here… am I avoiding the real world? Possibly.) However, I am looking forward to finally getting a full time job so I can move into a nice place -with- a nice little garden!! How wonderful it would be! ^__^

  106. Belladatura says:

    No garden (I’d kill everything and I’m a little lazy), but I love Farmers Markets. Close enough, right? Have a great weekend!

  107. Brittany says:

    Garden galore! Except mine has to be in pots on my porch! Gotta love Southern CA!

  108. Stephanie says:

    I’m moving soon and my new house has a garden, but I don’t think I’ll be able to plant anything fun in it because there are peacocks in the neighborhood.

  109. Rachel says:

    Enjoying my three day weekend! First get all the chores done and then relax.

  110. Nat says:

    I would love to manage my own garden for vegetables and pretty flowers. I can’t deal with bugs though.

  111. Karen says:

    The weather is finally getting better! YAY

  112. Salveen says:

    I love ur blog! πŸ˜€

  113. Stephanie says:

    Gotta love three day weekends.

  114. Lauren says:

    trying a new hair treatment today! eek! wish me luck πŸ™‚
    Lauren recently posted … CND Jason Wu- Veronica

  115. Jessica says:

    I do have a backyard, albeit covered in concrete. I did just get a planter of baby lettuce to put in my windowsill though!

  116. Beth says:

    I’ve never had a garden, but I’m thinking of creating a potted herb garden on my balcony this summer!

  117. Betti says:

    cats are the best.

  118. vnssa906 says:

    I love that you walk your cat outside! A little strange but awesome lol
    Here painting my nails, and found a dupe for Essie mint apple color at target yesterday for $2 and I’m in love!

  119. Nadia A. says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Mac’s Shy Girl listick. I am hoping to buy Mac’s Angel lipstick soon.

  120. nabel says:

    πŸ™‚ its saturday! lazy day!

  121. Summer’s almost here! But finals are here!! This is a bittersweet feeeeling!

  122. Christie says:

    I really want an iced vanilla latte right now….

  123. aubrey c. says:

    I just discovered your blog! I love your reviews!

  124. becca says:

    My kitty Hammy says MEOW MEOW!

  125. K says:

    Tried on MAC Impassioned, trying to figure out if i can pull it off

  126. betsy says:

    I wish I had a green thumb!

  127. Terri says:

    I am trying to convince myself to do some work (either research or housework related), but I just got a new issue of Allure in the mail, so it is a losing battle πŸ™‚

  128. Sarah says:

    I have been in a parade πŸ™‚ My elementary school had an after school cheerleading club and we learned a few cheers (no acrobats) and performed them at the La Palma Days parade. Fun memories.

  129. Casey says:

    Clinique Butter Shines. <3

  130. Merciaileen says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Revlon’s Rose Velvet.

  131. Marian says:

    The year that I got married and moved into my home, I tilled and planted a bulb garden. I planted 400 bulbs…tulips, grape hyacinths and crocus. Now, 25 years later, I still see the tiny crocus and hyacinths peeking out of the snow in March and it makes my heart sing.

  132. Halifax says:

    I slept in this morning, totally lol Haven’t done that for a while

  133. Brooke says:

    I’m guilty of buying way too much makeup and watching really bad reality TV shows…

  134. Alexis says:

    If you haven’t tried Orly’s “Rage” nail polish, you totally should! It’s this beautiful metallic effect that looks beautiful on toes with some strappy sandals!

  135. Emily says:

    I have a laser pointer for my cat that has a little clip attached (sort of a key ring). If he even hears me pick it up he’ll come running and start looking for the little red dot.

  136. Emily says:

    I’m SUPER loving “Sun Blonde” from MAC’s Surf, Baby! !! It’s been on my lids for the past two days with copperplate in the crease… loving it.

  137. Jennifer Chow says:

    shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme shine OR520

  138. Aditi bhatt. says:

    im a newbie and have been secretly following your website for around a month πŸ˜€ i love it soooo much and get to learn so many things. thank you! πŸ™‚

  139. karen van orden says:

    last lipstick i bought was mac ever hip (bought a backup)!

  140. This morning, my dog got onto my bed and used my stomach as a pillow, right when she lied down, I couldn’t breath. It was so funny. And she was shocked how panicked I was from waking up and not being able to breath.

    I’ve been freaking out about getting the Orly Cosmic FX collection, I’ve been trying to get them for a while now.

  141. Laurenica says:

    i think your blog has turned me into a makeup fiend…!

  142. Maple says:

    yup! we have a little garden on our balcony with a fish pond! πŸ™‚

  143. Krista says:

    Toasted honey wheat bread + peanut butter + sliced strawberries = a yummy breakfast/snack

  144. Eva says:

    i hate gardening

  145. Elin says:

    Yesterday I straightened my hair. I love it, but with this weather, I know it won’t last. Sigh.
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  146. yiota says:

    I neeedd to find a great nude lipstick lol

  147. Celine says:

    Hi. i love sephora! and this awesome blog πŸ™‚

  148. Rosie says:

    yesterday, i wore clinique a different grape.

  149. Nancy says:

    Glad it’s a long weekend πŸ™‚

  150. natalie says:

    i think i will make a skirt today heather grey jersey with side leopard panels!

  151. Zoya Qazi says:

    Sometimes I play Sims 3 just to build houses.

  152. Susan Young says:

    What a great prize

  153. Grace says:

    Luv ur site!!!!

  154. KPrice says:

    Tabs sounds so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  155. auroragyps says:

    I think my favorite sandwich right now is PB & golden raisins on a toasted Eggo waffle. The PB fills in all the divets on one side & the ones on the other hold the raisins well.

    Also, Eggo waffles make amazing Nutella sandwiches, for the same reason as the PB.

  156. Andrea says:

    OMG I’m so stoked for the new Benefit mascara!!
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  157. Tinneke Jacobs says:

    I also take my cat out on a leash. Everyone laughs at me when they see me. It is so cool to know that you do that to ! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I went shopping to Sephora last week for the first time, in Paris! πŸ™‚ I live in Belgium, no Sephora’s there πŸ™ , but last week I finally went on holiday to Paris (loved it by the way !!!) to shop in Sephora (and do/see some other things to of course!).
    It was heaven.
    πŸ™ Just didn’t have enough money to buy everything I wanted… (spent most of my money on the trip lol)
    πŸ™‚ But it still was lots of fun πŸ™‚
    I want to go back, like; RIGHT NOW !!!!!


  158. Jen says:

    I’ve had a garden, and I have a garden right now! Basil, tomatoes, pepper, garlic, potatoes, radishes, cucumber, snow peas, and sugar snap peas. Can’t wait until it’s ready for harvest!

  159. Jessica says:

    Have a wonderful weekend! I’m actually going to go clip some Basil from my garden right now πŸ™‚

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica
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  160. Myr says:

    I can never get lipsticks to look good on me. Something about the shape of my lips maybe?

  161. Crissy says:

    Last lipstick I wore was Wet n Wild’s Coraline mixed with Revlon’s Fire & Ice.

  162. T.Davis says:

    Im having another disappointing Birthday Year. SMH
    T.Davis recently posted … Eve Pearls 55 Off Black Pearl Promo

  163. Futuralon says:

    Cute cat story!
    I got a ton of tomatoes last year so look forward to these little tomato starters getting crazy big, I also got a strawberry plant and my sweet husband got me a tiny lemon tree!

  164. Molly says:

    I want to have a garden only to grow basil, so I can make basil ice cream. It is my absolute favorite!

  165. perry says:

    today is my b-day….this would be a great b-day gift!!!!

  166. Liz says:

    No garden for me, although I do have a cactus plant. πŸ˜€ Last lipstick I wore was Pink Please from Maybelline’s Color Sensational line – I’m so sad that that shade is discontinued now. ):

  167. Megan says:

    We just put in our garden and when I went to water it today, there was a little animal scurrying through the high grass making cute sounds! Dunno what it was though.

  168. Janet says:

    Enjoying the nice long weekend!!!

  169. Kai says:

    I’ve officially started summer!

  170. Steph M says:

    I refuse to ruin a perfectly good Saturday by not watching The Golden Girls marathon…! :0)

  171. Katrina says:

    Wooohoooo its so summery! I love it!

  172. Grace says:

    I would LOVE to win the gift card! I am badly in need of makeup for my upcoming wedding!!!!!

  173. Sefanie says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Mac Impassioned. Bright and beautiful!

  174. misskimmm says:

    my staycation is a very involved vacuuming project (past due “spring” cleaning!) ahahahahaha!!!

  175. Natasha says:

    I have been sick at home for over a week now. I finally feel a bit better so I am sitting here reading my beauty blogs while wearing my robe and MUFE #5 Matte Violet Pink! LOL!

  176. sarah says:

    no garden here but wud love to win this time!!!!! ve a fun stuck waiting on my hubby to show up after putting in a long call at work . i miss him πŸ™

  177. Ziba says:

    Hey Karen!
    my family had a garden when I was young, my favorite flowers there were the Gardenias.
    They absolutely glow in the darkness of night.

  178. Kim says:

    I’m loving the weather today!

  179. Anastasia says:

    I usually don’t wear anything on my lips

  180. Freda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  181. Rachel Gilley says:

    I am so loving your amazing reviews and photos! You’ve definitely influenced my shopping decisions. And I LOVE TABS!!

  182. Lara says:

    Ready to watch the European Champions League final match (soccer) rocking some serious ‘supporter makeup’. Go Barcelona!!!

  183. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  184. Lisa says:

    I would love to have a garden. We grow a few herbs in our windowsill, but we don’t have much space.

  185. Debra says:

    My all time favorite nail polish is Dark side of the moon by Deborah Lippmann!!!

  186. Mary says:

    I have a garden! It’s on my balcony, This summer, there’s sweet peas, lettuce, purple basil, garlic chives, tomatoes, baby bell peppers, radishes, lavender and carrots. Everything has been grown by seed, which is actually a lot easier than I expected.

  187. ValbonaPro says:

    Perhaps one day I will own a house that will not be bought for its’ size, but for it’s comfort, where I can hang my clothes to dry outside in the sunny, but slightly windy weather and where I can grow my own “organic” fruit and vegetables. Sometimes, I wish I could grow my own “natural” cosmetics, and all for FREE! Well—almost. πŸ™‚

  188. Pang says:

    I’m contemplating about moving to San Francisco. It would be an awesome place to raise my sons. Also ran ito you oneday and say”What a small world.”

  189. Lynn says:

    I’m chopping off 7 inches of my hair today to celebrate the coming of summer. Yay!

  190. Adia says:

    I wish I have garden , I wanna plant basil LOL

  191. Sandra says:

    Thank you for hosting these giveaways! πŸ˜€

  192. Lorraine says:

    I want to try the too faced chocolate soleil matte bronzing powder, sounds delicious πŸ˜€

  193. Jenny Bernett says:

    Taking my little man to Chuck E. Cheese to see his cousins today!

  194. lisa says:

    the last lipstick i wore was mac chic on monday because i have been home sick since then and i’m still sick!!
    hope everyone has a great memorial day weekend!!

  195. Diana says:

    Don’t currently have a garden, but my mom’s been working on the backyard. Unbeknownst to me, she had a key made the other day… walked into my house while I was in bed this morning & proceeded to work on the backyard. Works for me!
    Diana recently posted … A KitchenAid Coffee Maker Giveaway!

  196. Amy Chamberlain says:

    Makeup makes me happy!!!!
    I wonder what kind of harness you use for Tabs? Can you post a picture of your walk? Do you leave your yard? Happy Saturday…

  197. 3milie says:

    Today it was raining and my firends spooked me and said there was gonna be thunder and lightening, we were in a coffe house and just then one of the workers dimmed down the light in the room we were in, i screamed because I thought it was the lightning getting us a powerout. Everybody laughed at me for the rest of the day:/
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  198. skyla says:

    I was in the band in middle school and high school so there was lots of parades!! Plus I play two instruments and I was a majorette!
    skyla recently posted … Freehand Lace Nail Art on Stranger Tides

  199. Nou says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Crush by Rimmel.

  200. Kim says:

    Thanks for another sephora giveaway…happy memorial day shopping all!! πŸ™‚

    BTW any good sales deals on beauty/fashion to share anyone???

  201. Jenny says:

    I have potted flowers and veggies on my patio! I love growing plants every year. It might not be cost-effective, it feels great to eat the things you grew yourself!

  202. Cheryl says:

    I love Tabs! Hes the most adorable cat ever! Anyways, I’m loving Mac’s careblend powder πŸ™‚

  203. Tamisa says:

    I love these giveaways! Thanks for having them πŸ˜€

  204. onegreatsmile says:

    The last time I was in a parade was in high school. I was on the same flag twirling squad as Wendy Williams and we were the two tallest so we always stood right next to each other. “How you Doin’??”

  205. TerriB says:

    sandwich: place circles of thinly sliced hard boiled egg on fresh piece of crusty bread; pile on a large dollop of mayonnaise (if you can find a Polish one, they’re the best for this); sprinkle on tons of chopped green onion; eat it open-faced

  206. Elizabeth says:

    I’m planning on spending my weekend taking lots of naps!

  207. MicheleR says:

    Last lipstick was Nars’ Roman Holiday! So pretty!

    Have a great weekend everyone! Cheers!

  208. Lisha says:

    Ciabatta bun, fresh mozz, prosciutto, fresh basil, splash of olive oil vinaigrette, and tomato on the vine. Try it grilled : )

  209. Kylee says:

    my last lipstick was stila convertable color in lillium. i love it!

  210. Andrea says:

    summer weather has arrived in time for memorial day weekend! finally, after the weather’s been rainy here for most of may πŸ˜€

  211. raina99 says:

    I am taking my pupper out for walk. Hope it doesn’t rain on me!

  212. NeenaJ says:

    Growing 3 kinds of tomato, 2 peppers and some herbs!

  213. Patrice says:

    I love MAC. Just had a long makeup application at their counter at Macy’s and got the best treatment and advice ever. The new thing I learned is to not used foundation all over my face. I can skip my forehead and just focus around the nose to get a more put together look.

  214. Claudenka says:

    I made mango juice today…and i thought of you, Karen haha

  215. jessica davis says:

    Happy Saturday!! Getting ready to take my 4 year old son to the driving range to practice his golf swing! I currently have a garden that I started all from seeds! I’m growing: strawberries, mixed green lettuce, collard greens, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, zucchini ! Love it

  216. mn says:

    I adopted a cat last month – the first thing he does in the morning is ‘happy paws’. He closes his eyes in concentration and goes to town- it looks like he’s swimming the English Channel. It’s too cute!

  217. Sally Jane says:

    Your cat is such a cutie!

  218. Krista says:

    Finally a little bit of sun today- it’s been raining for about a week!
    Krista recently posted … FOTD- Cool and Warm together!

  219. Gina G says:

    I have a really pretty flower garden! I try to grow veggies but the raccoons and deer always eat them. πŸ˜€

  220. Juiie K. says:

    Last night, while creating my ultimate Sephora wish list, that you can only upload 60 items to your cart in any one order. What the heck, amiright? I mean, fine if you want to stop me from spending MORE than the $1300 that was in there already that’s your prerogative Sephora, I just thought, you know, you’d let me get what I wanted.

    …Not that I was going to order it. In a dreamland, perhaps.

  221. Simply_Turquoise says:

    Today is a rainy day and I love it! After I post this I’m going to run in it and play lol. Enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚

  222. Katie S. says:

    The last lipstick I wore was some cheap-o neon pink for an 80’s party. I mostly stick to glosses, because I haven’t found any in my price range that don’t dry my lips out and make them flaky. I’m keeping an eye out from your posts though, for something that I just have to have!

  223. Christine says:

    Rained in weekend for me !

  224. Talya Diri says:

    you are beautiful karen!

  225. Muamna says:

    Latest lipstick obsession is MAC Ravishing! πŸ™‚

  226. Julie says:

    yay another giveaway!

  227. Jennifer says:

    Just picked up the two metallic stacks, Surf Usa, Sun Blonde,Hibiscus, Good Lovin, Strange Potion and some more Fix + and a new 239,249 and 217 brush!

  228. Laura says:

    I just arrived from a day at the beach! No make up and getting a natural tan :)))

  229. Jerry Dazzlepants says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Illamasqua Flare, a bright orange πŸ™‚

  230. Rochelle says:

    I’m attending a wedding today, wearing a purple strapless dress. I’m super excited because I haven’t seen the bride for 4 years!
    Rochelle recently posted … bby-Rochelle- Headaching!! -P

  231. Orin says:

    I love giveaways!!

  232. Kate & Zena says:

    Nope, I’ve never had a garden. I kill plants actually. I don’t know how, but if it isn’t bamboo, I kill it. πŸ™‚

  233. Nikki Nikita says:

    My favourite lipstick right now is my Revlon ColorBurst in Coral. I’m obsessed with corals right now and this color is so divine!!

  234. Shaya says:

    I just had some greek yogurt with flaxseed meal and almonds! I don’t own any lipsticks but am hoping to purchase my first soon….Have a great weekend!

  235. Izzy says:

    statistical probability for the win PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
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  236. Bianca says:

    My daughter will be turning 5 on Monday. We went to her school to pick up an enrollment packet on Fri for kinder… I was crying! Just the thought of her going to school made me sad πŸ™ she told me don’t be sad mama. Then my 3 yr old said mama i’m gonna miss my sissy, I lost it! She’s such a picky eater i’m going to make her lunch everyday & bring it to her lol good thing her school is a minute away! If she does not like the texture of something she’ll gag & throw up. Anyway, the last lipstick I wore was MAC hibiscus. My fav lately has been everhip I get so many compliments!

  237. Alka says:

    I always try to have a garden of some kind. This year we are getting a late start but will be putting in peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, okra and watermelon. I also always keep a potted herb garden too. I am currently wearing Chanel Boy – my big summer beauty splurge.

  238. laura says:

    i’m currently growing basil, tomatoes, and an avocado.

  239. Kayleigh says:

    I love your blog! I especially appreciate that you post really clear pictures and swatches. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚ I would love to have a garden, but I can’t because I live in an apartment and I don’t really have a yard. My favorite kind of sandwich is a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich with the crusts cut off, and the last lipstick I wore was Maybelline’s Born With It. <3

  240. Ashley says:

    Still in bed and it’s pass noon, thinking about a mac and cheese hamburger… Ugh I’d go make one now but I’m just so lazy today!

  241. aclearcutsign says:

    Train ride got interesting when Jack Sparrow came on board. He sat across from me!

  242. Angela says:

    I was able to buy a 10 piece brush set with a magnetic clutch to hold your brushes for sale at costco for only 23 dollars!

    They have a kabuki, stippling brush, angled blush brush, concealer, pointed dome foundation brush, and a bunch of eye shadow brushes as well!!

  243. Styleezta says:

    Hi ;
    My latest favorite Lipglossiping is nude by

  244. Dominique Randall says:

    I’ve just started following your blog and I truly enjoy it. You seem very down to earth. You have picqued my interest in that mascara, can’t wait until it comes out in July.

  245. Lucia says:

    I don’t have a garden, but my mom is trying to cultivate one. There’s just something really unappealing (not to mention boring) to me when it comes to plants haha

  246. Kaoyee says:

    I just purchased Hibiscus lipstick and strange potion lipglass from the surf baby collection. I normally hate lipglasses…but these two looked nice layered together and I don’t have,any dupes of either in my collection so why not?!

  247. elisia says:

    i love daffodilss

  248. Amy says:

    I had no idea you could really take a cat on a walk with a harness, I’ve actually never seen that. Ah, you learn something new everyday…

  249. Rebecca says:

    I love these Sephora giveaways so often!

  250. Airess says:

    The last lipstick I wore was pumpkin spice by nyx and I was actually in the veterans day parade we had in my hometown because i was on the colorguard my freshman year of high school!

  251. Nazih says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Mac Mehr

  252. Amy says:

    I’m so excited… I can’t wait until August when I move! YAY!

  253. Deanna G. says:

    I wanna win! πŸ™‚

  254. jennifer says:

    No matter how much I practice or tutorials I watch, I cannot do a Smokey Eye. Make Up Fail!!

  255. elle says:

    I got the NYC Liquid Lipshines in Brighton Beach Peach and Big Apple Spice, and I laaahv them. πŸ™‚

  256. Heidi says:

    I’ve tried many times to have a garden. I’ve finally had to accept the fact that I have a black thumb.

  257. Darlene says:

    I Love orchids πŸ™‚

  258. Mandy says:

    I hope to move to Florence, Italy soon!

  259. Stacey says:

    i love spring!

  260. Melitina says:

    Hey Karen! I do have a garden… and a cat! He’s the exact copy of Tabs, but he’s only 5 months old πŸ™‚ So soon he should discover the garden, and enjoy it! (yes, the first time he was in the garden it was because he fell out the window!! (1rst floor, no harm, but lots of fear).

  261. Deretta says:

    My vegetable garden is EXPLODING! I may have enough squash and tomtoes to feed half our state!

  262. Shelly says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in “Spotlight Beige.” =)
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  263. olya says:

    i have ab. 2 months left before i see/hold my new baby boy πŸ™‚ i alreayd have 4 year old too πŸ™‚

  264. Ginger says:

    I love all of the new lipgloss pencils that are coming out. I can’t wait to try them all!!

  265. Catherine says:

    This year I’ve got tons of tomatoes, corn, peppers, and melons going!
    Catherine recently posted … Evangeline Handpainted Matryoshka Easter Egg Doll

  266. Cass says:

    I have never had a garden. I cant even keep an African Violet alive! They are supposed to be really easy to keep alive, so I couldn’t imagine trying to keep an entire garden alive!

  267. Ash Bell says:

    I can only seem to grow and nearly kill 1 rosemary bush…

  268. Christine says:

    Me, me! Pick me, pick me! Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Karen! πŸ™‚

  269. Andrea Collins says:

    I scored so much makeup at the CVS clearance sale…..I save over $50 on my purchases!!!! Lots of the Sally Hansen HD Polishes!

  270. Giselle says:

    I love Five Guys burgers

  271. Ceci says:

    My boyfriend’s mum made vietnamese sandwiches. She’s terrific and so are the sandwiches.

  272. abitnerdy says:

    Cutest kitty story ever, and that sounds a lot like me when I hear the sound of the fridge opening and ice cream being taking out kekeke. Pretty please, pick me. I want to try some boscia bb cream.. and ysl lipstick.. and sultra bombshell… and chanel blush.. and boyfriend wants to try eye cream LOL. ok the list can go on forever tee-hee thanks for the opportunity xo say hi ti Sir Tubs for me!
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  273. Christina says:

    I just discovered that Prestige Total Intensity eyeliners are pretty much an exact dupe for Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eyeliners! If only they had a bigger color selection… :]

  274. Rosie says:

    i would love to win because i am almost out of my eye cream and I want to try the Korres one that you rave about. And now they have a new concealer…..

  275. Cindy Carlson says:

    I want the trim finished around my bedroom door and also would love some new eyeshadow

  276. Jocelyn says:

    Oooo. I think I’d like to try out some of the Josie Maran argan oil products.

  277. Caroline says:

    Dinner at Benu in SF tonight! Celebrating tonight!

  278. Sunny says:

    The last lipstick I wore was MAC Fresh Brew(and really the only one I ever wear)

  279. K says:

    happy saturday! πŸ˜€

  280. larie says:

    I don’t garden – no green thumb, I kill things!
    larie recently posted … EOTD- Basic Neutral Eye

  281. Jeremy says:

    I grew up on a farm, so we had plenty of gardens. Oddly enough, though, I am not a big fan of most of what comes from a garden. My dad made me take a bite out of a dirty tomato when I was a kid. I don’t think it helped, haha. Gardens are a lot of hard work. I’m not sure many know just how much work it takes to keep a garden productive.

  282. debbie s says:

    Love your blog!!!

  283. Gans says:

    Kittehs are the best and they are supreme. You are fortunate your kitteh allows you to walk it and should be honored to have this duty. You should also feel fortune being given the opportunity to feed and clean up his treasure box each day.

  284. martan says:

    Have a wonderful momorial weekend

  285. Kate says:

    Thinking about all Veterans including my grandfather in WWii and my hubby in Desert Storm! I’m thankful for them all. God bless every one of them.

  286. Jess says:

    Love lazy Saturdays at home!

  287. Y. says:

    last lipstick? hmm it would have to be dior addict shine lipstick in rose show, a pretty bright rose-y pink
    i don’t really like lipsticks so much, i’m more of a gloss/balm kinda-girl

  288. Casey says:

    Almost summer!

  289. Jenni says:

    my cosmetics class today was awesome. experimented with bold lipstick! first time for everything…might go buy some! loving lazy saturday nights*

  290. Clara says:

    Love long weekends!!!

  291. Melissa says:

    Woot! Memorial Day weekend!

  292. Roda says:

    I’m finally on break! Wanting to do lots of things like find great food places & take some craft classes…and win this Sephora card! Hehehehe….

  293. Kristen says:

    The last lipstick I wore was MAC’s Cream Cup πŸ™‚

  294. AAJ83 says:

    Last lippie was “chintz on chintz” by MAC

  295. Emmanuelle says:

    So want to be on vacations right now. Thx for your sunny dayly posts πŸ˜‰

  296. anna says:

    I accidentally picked up the wrong drink at Starbucks… boo. Haha drinking a hot chocolate instead of a soy chai latte, boo.

  297. bessie says:

    I just came back from a trip abroad (bulgaria) and I loved the gardens i saw in the mountain village we stayed at. I want to move there and grow tulips! I also meet a super friendly cat that followed me around a bit.

  298. Renee + Maguire says:

    Thanks for these giveaways, Karen! It’s so nice of you.

  299. Tahnee says:

    i heart saturdays

  300. Maya says:

    I really wanna win this eGift card sometime. So much awesome stuff- So little money.

  301. Tina says:

    I’m not sure what look to do for my graduation yet! Maybe this gift card would come in handy if I won it (:
    Tina recently posted … What a great day

  302. Ca says:

    I wish there was a lipstick (gloss) that would remain in my lips and not on the cup.
    Still, makeup forever. <3

  303. Jess says:

    last lipstick – benefit jingaling

  304. BettyS says:

    Yes, I have a garden. A flower one and a veggie one. I’m growing tomatoes (little ones and big ones) corn, yellow squash, bell peppers, and hot peppers.

  305. jennifer s says:

    just caught up with last weeks game of thrones. omg! i want the next episode now!!!

  306. Kelly m. says:

    I love my cat!

  307. Jessica says:

    I am currently wearing birthday suit lipstick by josie maran – one of my favorite nude colors.
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  308. Kate Williamson says:


  309. maxi says:

    i really enjoy reading about Tabs πŸ™‚
    wish tabs long and healthy life hugzzz

  310. Genesis says:

    I love five guys burgers too!!!! Yum!

  311. Jay says:

    Last lipstick I wore was MAC Plum Dandy πŸ™‚

  312. lostcause says:

    thank god it is summer

  313. Natasha says:

    the last lipstick i wore was MAC Bare Again sheen supreme

  314. Lors says:

    Last lipstick I wore was MAC Viva Glam V

  315. Delaney says:

    LOVE your blog!! mac’s creamecup is my fave lipstick!

  316. saku says:

    Sephora yah.

  317. Liza says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win another Sephora gift card Karen! I would love the UD Nakeds palette but I have been debating whether or not I should spend the money.

    My favorite lipstick is Mac creme cup btw! πŸ™‚
    Liza recently posted … Movie Inspiration- Bridesmades Annie

  318. noemii says:

    for the first time in my twenty years of existence, i realized that my birthday is on memorial day. which is on monday. w00t πŸ˜›

  319. Dovey says:

    I bought a basil plant today, yum!

  320. Sara P. says:

    There are so many things I want from Sephora right now πŸ™‚

  321. Rise Isom says:

    I just love shopping at Sephora. Just like being in a candy store.

  322. Cassie says:

    i just started using jergens natural glow because i have no time to lay out and get a tan. I love it! no streaks or orange. and i surprisingly love the smell!

  323. Life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what your gonna get

  324. Sara says:

    I currently have a flower garden w/ some herbs mixed in – mint for mojitos and some thyme,sage, rosemary for the poultry we cook, and basil for italian stuff we make. Yummy.

  325. amanda says:

    great giveaway!! i love sephora so much!
    amanda recently posted … TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Info &amp Swatches

  326. Annette says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Revlon Ginger Rose.

  327. Anna says:

    Brand new tube of MAC Fanfare πŸ™‚

  328. Erin says:

    The last lipstick I wore was MAC Playing Koi :).

  329. kam says:

    dancing tonight

  330. Melanie says:

    The last Mac lipstick I wore was a sheen supreme in the color Bare Again. Thank you for this giveaway!! πŸ˜€

  331. Jes H. says:

    I went on a mini shopping spree at sephora and MAC today. But there were a few other things I had my eye on πŸ™‚

  332. Kris says:

    summer’s right around the corner!

  333. Kat says:

    I was in a parade in high school, when I was in the marching band. We got eggs thrown at us…..:( It wasn’t fun.

  334. Lindsay says:

    Sephora is my new favorite store. I have spent WAY too much money there in the last few months!

  335. Gloria says:

    My dog does the happy run before walks too! He just runs around the living room though, rather than the whole house.
    Gloria recently posted … Sale Fail! Courtesyof NYX

  336. Mindi says:

    I think garden gnomes are adorable. I tried Revlon Soft Nude today-pretty, but not sure it’s for me. One time, i was going to be in a parade when i was a kid, but it was super duper hot outside, i got sick, peed my pants, and vomited. So, yeah-no parade for me that day.

  337. sienna says:

    last lipstick was mac viva glam 4

  338. Bhevarri says:

    Ohhh been having a hell of a time the past few day! Blah, life is just not going so well at the moment, so it’s good to hear happy things from others!
    Bhevarri recently posted … Fun Dip

  339. Inma says:

    First time I read this blog and I like it.

  340. Holly says:

    I have a garden, love it! last lipstick was MAC angel!

  341. Nalini Reid says:

    Is this really random?

  342. Michelle says:

    10 hour work day (-.-)*

  343. Jasmine H. says:

    my favorite sandwich would have to be a classic PB & J, you can’t go wrong.. and the last lipstick I wore was Revlon Very Cherry during a girls night on the town πŸ˜‰

  344. Nina says:

    i heart sephora. a lot!

  345. Karen K says:

    I love a lot of different sandwiches but I really enjoy a good BLT on toasted Italian bread with copious amounts of mayo, salt and pepper and fresh tomatoes from our garden. We are growing tomatoes, bell peppers and herbs.

  346. thaithao says:

    I don’t like wearing lipstick because the smell is terrible. I’m using lipstain most of the time and my favas are posietint and benetint. Hope i will get chachatint soon!!! Can’t wait to try it <3

  347. Courtney Washington says:

    Last lipstick worn was a NARS matte !

  348. Kathryn says:

    The last lipstick I wore was MAC Ravishing

  349. Meghan says:

    I’ve never had a garden but I just recently starting growing herbs and tomatoes. They’re actually still alive after a month!

  350. lindsaykate says:

    I took my dog Penny to the vet today– turns out she has a staph infection! πŸ™ but they gave her a shot and now I’m giving ger Benadryl so she gets all better! I hate it when she’s not feeling her best, but I’m glad its a holiday weekend that I can be home with her for 3 days!

  351. amanda says:

    can i win please?

  352. John says:

    I am currently looking for a job….Help

  353. christina says:

    Oh I would love to win this! I really want to try that new Urban Decay mascara you showed us the other day:)

  354. Ariana says:

    Karen – thanks again for all the great blog posts and always hosting cool giveaways! Have a great long weekend!

  355. Natalie says:

    The last lipstick I wore was the one I just recently purchased – Guerlain Rouge Automatique #160.

  356. Judy says:

    love summer weekends~ sitting in my parents’ beautiful garden! all the enjoyability and no work XD

  357. Naomi says:

    I am almost done with HS.

  358. Angela says:

    Thanks for holding another giveaway! I love reading your blog =)

  359. Goldie says:

    Last lipstick I wore was my favorite combo, Mac Mehr, topped with Mac Riveting….turns into a gorgeous light mauvy pink.

  360. Bridget says:

    Lol…2day we had a kindergarten “graduation party” for my daughter and 2 of her friends. Us moms rented one of those huge inflatable jumping-around playgrounds. After a couple of hours we kicked the kids out…and all the adults had at it. I laughed so hard I nearly wet my pants! SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!! πŸ™‚ Haaa, but my whole body aches now!

  361. Jyz says:

    This june im going on a great roadtrip and will visit South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Nevada! πŸ™‚

  362. Claire says:

    mmm … im deciding what ill buy with my sephora gift card … i think i might put it towards a personal airbrush system by temptu???
    good luck everyone … as you can see ive spent the prize before ive even won it lol!!
    much love

  363. Melody says:

    we’re planting radishes and carrots in our backyard garden at school! XD

  364. Ariana says:

    My Birthday is on memorial day and I have a boat-load of school work due the day after! AHHHHHHHHH!

  365. I am stressing about about my parents coming to visit my place on Memorial Day! =p lol My cat is shedding everywhere and coughing up hairballs =/
    Rainy Days & Lattes recently posted … Its one of those days!

  366. bunnada says:

    i have been commenting on the giveaway almost every time, but i don’t know where to look when you announce the winner.^^’

  367. Cindy says:

    Did you see that Nordstrom is having a mascara sale today? Yay for buy 2, get one free!

  368. Tina Lane says:

    Thanks karen for doing this. I know I always try for your giveaways, and even though I never win, I always have hope πŸ™‚
    Tina Lane recently posted … Eyeliner Reviews

  369. alex says:

    oooo sephora.

  370. Audrey says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday! (:

  371. Eva says:

    I love that you have these giveaways so often, it makes it fair for everyone to have a good chance at winning! Oh by the way I love your blog, I’m addicted!

  372. Brianna says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Bit of Berry by Maybelline. I love it because it’s a little vampy but not totally goth.

  373. Melissa says:

    The song: The Final Countdown, is now playing in your head. Enjoy πŸ™‚

  374. Kristine Ayala says:

    The last lipstick I wore was MUFE Satin #22. Nude lips all the way πŸ™‚

  375. Linda says:

    My sister finally broke down and got blonde highlights today ( to cover some of her gray….sshhhh! ) and it looks fabulous!!!! : )

  376. Anna says:

    I am wearing Hibiscus from MAC’s Surf Baby collection, like, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It’s a good thing I got a backup πŸ™‚

  377. Dini says:

    I’m going a bit makeup crazy right now, especially as I can’t work because of my back problem so instead I bought the Jurlique Citrus Silk Powder on the internet and am waiting for it to get to my house – super excited!

  378. LaToya says:


  379. Jasmine says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Frenched by Benefit!

  380. Rae says:

    Would kill for a peanut butter and jam sandwich right now πŸ˜›

  381. Chris J says:

    GRADUATED!!! ON TO THE NEXT ONE!!!! ^__________^

  382. Sharon says:

    Thanks! And a great week to us all!

  383. Steph says:

    It rained all week and today it was finally sunny!! =D I love when outside is fabulous. Yay summer!!

  384. Alison says:

    I’ve been in lots of parades- I was in marching band all through jr. high and high school. They are so boring to march in!

  385. Shannon says:

    I’ve never had a garden, the lasr lipstick I wore was hue and I was in a parade when Iwas a little kid!

  386. Tina H says:


    that is all I have to say!!

    Oh!!! And your awesome for having these giveaways!!!

    Tina H

  387. Luella says:

    Only lettuce so far…still waiting on the tomatoes and eggplant! Have a great weekend!

  388. chibicheeks says:

    Margaritas after a long day at work = sleepiness

  389. astrid says:

    Well lets see, my daughter loooves putting on makeup with me in the mornings LOL and shes only a year and a half old! πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

  390. Cristina says:

    Yes, I have been gardening since I moved here in America πŸ™‚

  391. Melissa says:

    Hope it’s me this time!…I’ve got bday luck on my side (it’s tomorrow!)

  392. Melissa says:

    Just re-read your bb texture review…so glad going to get some asap! Of course I’ll wait to see if I win! πŸ™‚

  393. Jamie says:

    I do have a garden in the backyard. My favourites are the tomatoes, blueberries, peaches and herbs. I adore being able to start cooking a meal, think “I need some thyme,” and then just go outside and get some.

  394. Joanne-Marie says:

    The last lipstick I wore was nude delight by Rimmel πŸ™‚

  395. Madelynn says:

    I just hosted a party for the first time in a looong time!

  396. Stephanie says:

    I love your blog! πŸ™‚

  397. Justine says:

    I bought a straw hat today to kick off the summer!

  398. nekosan says:

    We also take our kitties out for walks on a harness! Two sit nice for getting it put on, but the third one gets so hyper and excited that he can’t stop running around the house.

  399. Sandra says:

    I love how you constantly have giveaways. πŸ™‚

  400. TheMissTrious says:

    Happy Sunday !

  401. Christy O says:

    I just purchased some stunning palettes from inglot, can’t wait to use them.

  402. Hailey says:

    I wore MAC ravishing lipstick with petting pink lip conditioner today. It was a pretty coral-pink.

  403. Joy P. says:

    I don’t have a “real” garden, but I have potted plants inside and outside our house πŸ™‚

  404. Bonnie says:

    I don’t have a garden, but maybe someday when I have a house of my own…

  405. ashley says:

    oh karen oh me oh please!

  406. ashley says:

    wait, sunday may 28? sunday is the 29! so hopefully it’s sunday, and not the 28th! πŸ™‚

  407. Charan says:

    I watched the Kung Fu Panda 2 yesterday… loved it..
    Charan recently posted … Bargain Alert 14

  408. Rosalyn says:

    i love your giveaways!

  409. Aline says:

    I went to a lot of carnival parades when i was in my Brazil. So fun! I miss my country a lot.

  410. Priscilla says:

    I’m wearing one of your recommendations: MAC Syrup. Gorgeous color.

  411. Samantha says:

    I just got some new strawberry plants! I can’t wait for my first batch of fresh, homegrown strawberries!

  412. Jen says:

    Viva glam v

  413. Jesselyn says:

    Going to New York in 2 weeks!

  414. Yuna says:

    yay another giveaway

  415. Maureen says:

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

  416. Joyce says:

    Long time reader, first time giveaway-entrant. Love your blog!

  417. Sun says:

    Honestly, The Hunger Games casting is like The Last Airbender all over again. You can’t just tan people and dye their hair to avoid casting minorities >:[

  418. ann says:

    Love the giveaway!
    Next week is my LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL! SO EXCITED.
    But that means next week is exam week, which sucks, but time to get it over with…

  419. Amanda says:

    peanut butter and a lil bit of honey on wheat is so yummy!!

  420. tabby says:

    It’s a beautiful day!

  421. Lucy says:

    The last lipstick I wore was an oldie but goodie, Revlon’s Cherries In the Snow. Thank you.

  422. dani says:

    Last listpick I wore was Ever Hip by MAC with Revlon papya gloss over it! <3

  423. Sonya says:

    In grade school, we went to a parade every year. I hated it, as it was held at a time of year when it was always cold and rainy.

  424. PS says:

    Happy Saturday. The only lipstick that I have & I only wear it once in a while is Nars. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

  425. Sylvia says:

    I have been in a parade! πŸ™‚

    That Tabs story is so sweet! Love your giveaways Karen. πŸ™‚

  426. BeckBeck says:

    I love your Tabs stories. My Patches has the same coloring as Tabs, although she’s about half his size (she’s a petite kitty).

  427. cassi teague says:

    I would love to have a garden, but I don’t think it would work for me. I can’t even keep my plants and flowers alive!!! Lol

  428. christie says:

    Workin’ on a Sunday. But can’t complain, had an awesome Friday and Saturday just enjoying quality city-time with friends.

  429. Alix says:

    Yes, I was in a parade… for the BICENTENNIAL!!!

  430. Jen says:

    Oh gosh the last lipstick…hmmmmm….I think it was Echo by NYX. It was part of a nude lip set I got from Haute Look. I also pick up the red lip set they had. Nice colors and an inexpensive what to build up my lipsticks. I am more a lip gloss girl but trying to wear lipstick more. Since I’m bumming it today I’m not wearing jack lol!!

  431. Kelsey says:

    New reader of your blog coming on to say you’re great!

  432. Cassie says:

    I was just at Sephora last night! After 15 minutes and $75, I came out with a few new products to try…..can’t wait to see how they perform!

  433. Pamela Williams says:

    No matter how much I moisturise beforehand my lips also dry out whenever I wear lipstick -boo!

  434. Evelyn says:

    I grew up on a farm and we had a huge garden, but now I live in an apartment-style condo, so no garden for me!

  435. Laurenn says:

    i love your blog so much! and yes, I have had a garden. Keyword: HAD. Im not a very good gardener… πŸ™‚

  436. Rachel says:

    Hubby and I went to see Bridesmaids last night. Loved it!! Have you seen it?

  437. OCButterfly says:

    Just found out an Inglot store opened right by my house yesterday! Yay!!! Like I need more makeup…

  438. Tiffany says:

    The only garden i have it a flower garden…..the bulbs are slightly coming up, but with our hot and cold weather going on they seem to be confused. HAHAHA

  439. claud says:

    I’m loving my bobbi brown makeup….luv luv the pot rouges ^^
    I’d love to be enter in the giveaway. Thanks!

  440. Becky says:

    i need to win!

  441. Landers says:

    My last lipstick was Lancome CD in Pale Lip! Love it!!

  442. Kelly says:

    My husband and I had a date night this weekend. We went to dinner and the waitress lost our debt card! So the manager ” bought us dinner”. We also saw Hang Over 2, ladies I would skip this one if possible.

  443. Sophia says:

    Revlon Color Burst Lipstick: SOFT NUDE

  444. Paula says:

    I finally got around to giving myself a pedicure this weekend. I’m wearing Zoya Crystal, & I love it!

  445. Tiffany says:

    I am addicted to The Colbert Report. <3 Mr. Colbert

  446. Kimberly says:

    happy sunday!

  447. LauraJ says:

    My favorite fancy sandwich is fresh mozzarella with basil (no tomatoes because i’m not a fan of those). My favorite every-day sandwich is peanut butter with fresh fruit instead of jelly. It’s not as sweet that way, and not as dry.

  448. tina says:

    yes please! πŸ™‚

  449. Krista says:

    I was just in a parade two weeks ago! Go marching band!

  450. Christy says:

    The last lipstick I wore was NYX in Doll. Such a happy colour!

  451. mennabop says:

    What a cute story! I didn’t know cats did a circuit, too. Dogs do it any time they get excited.

  452. Mesmerize says:

    Before I became an adult beauty addict lol, I used to do face painting as a kid. My mother is an accomplished artist, so naturally I started out young with a flair for artistry of any kind. And then faces became my ultimate canvas. I started out doing face painting for home theatrical skits/plays on myself and my friends when I was a real young kid, then later on I painted faces FOR the kiddies at office picnics. I preferred doing full face painting like a Tiger / Lion or Elvira/Bride of Frankenstein type ghoul, but at family functions I had to keep the designs simple. Early on in life I thought I would end up being a beautician or hair stylist, but my parents discouraged that and lead me towards a different career path. I couldn’t shake the beauty urge, and my current career allowed me to splurge (hey that rhymed lol), so reason why I probably became a beauty addict in my own corner of the world πŸ™‚

  453. Nina says:

    I can only imagine Tabs looking so adorable while you’re walking him. I cannot wait until my kitties get bigger and I’ll definitely try walking them. πŸ˜€

  454. kalcedon says:

    Birthday Suite from Rimmel (I think it’s a Lasting Finish), a beautiful brownish nude (swatched… on my lips, against my yellow-toned skin, it’s a wonderful caramellish color).

  455. Melissa says:

    My man wanted me to post that he thinks I’m more beautiful today than when we met. :* :* :*

  456. Siena says:

    Aw, gotta love Tabs!! My dog does a similar thing. When he sees (or hears) me putting my tennis shoes on and getting his leash, he rushes to me and begins barking like crazy. But as soon as I try to put the leash around his head, he has to run around the house and continue giving the neighbors a headache!

  457. Alice says:

    I tried having a garden and it kinda failed lol… fear of creepy crawlies kept me away from tending to the vegetation XD

  458. Atifa says:

    The last lipstick I wore was Mac Captive, mixed with some Vaseline for a glossy sheer stained look πŸ™‚
    Atifa recently posted … HG Facial Lotion- Olay Moisturizing Lotion for Sensitive w-o SPF

  459. Janet says:

    I had Lechon for the first time yesterday! Delish!

  460. peach_ says:

    Oh my gosh, so cute! Did you train Tabs to want to go out for a walk, or did he always voluntarily go outside since he used to be an outdoor cat? I got my cat a harness but he freaks out outside!

  461. Robyn says:

    i wish it would stop raining …

  462. quimerula says:

    I’d really like some Dior Addict lippie in Bobo!

  463. Catherine says:

    I have the nastiest sinus infection right now. I can’t smell anything!

  464. Grace says:

    Can’t wait for my Surf Baby items!

  465. brittany says:

    man i could use a new perfume!!

  466. Jill says:

    I’ve never had a garden, but always imagined a I’d enjoy one when I get the time one day when the kids are a little older! πŸ™‚ Until then, I’ll just have to enjoy a garden in a bottle with some lovely perfumes.

  467. Amanda says:

    i was once in the tournament of roses parade… hahaha i got to hold the banner in front of the EPIC honda float with the dragon :p it was an interesting experience walking behind award winning show horses :p THANKS KAREN! :]

  468. Jess says:

    I am newly addicted to the show Mad Men! I can’t believe it took me so long to watch it. If you have never checked it out, you should!
    Jess recently posted … Roll Em Down

  469. Makenna says:

    My newest makeup look; navy eyeliner, cream eyeshadow, benefit high beam, and nude lipgloss!

  470. Nicole says:

    My favorite sandwich? Of course I will tell you about my favorite sandwich!!

    whole wheat bread, lightly toasted
    spreadable goat cheese (on one side)
    diced onions
    black forest ham
    crispy lettuce
    1/4 of an avocado

  471. courtney says:

    i love these giveaways, thanks!

  472. Kathy says:

    I would love to win one of these giveaways!

  473. mkdallas says:

    Your description of Tabs’ delight over his walk made me joyful this evening!

  474. Michelle says:

    My favorite lip balm ever is Jack Black. I always have a tube within reach. One lives on my nightstand, in my car, in purse, on the living room table…

  475. Hannah says:

    I just bought my first lipstick a month ago! Crazy! πŸ™‚

  476. Patty says:

    This twin’s mom needs a serious makeover….HELP…

  477. Maria says:

    I won an apple pie in grade school for guessing the correct number of jellybeans in a jar. Because we didn’t know who actually made the pie, we refused to eat it.

  478. Kasey says:

    I’m obsessed with lip stains right now. The one I’ve been wearing lately is a fiery red!

  479. stacy says:

    Lately I’ve been loving the clinique chubby sticks, a little bit of color and super moisturizing…perfect for summer!

  480. Lauren says:

    I start school tomorrow…. πŸ™ Not cool!!

  481. Nina says:

    happy memorial day weekend and thank for you all these giveaways πŸ™‚

  482. Chris says:

    I’m graduating this week!

  483. Elizabeth says:

    Yay for three day weekends!!

  484. Isabel says:

    Im being such a bum, i’ve been watching a marathon of Jericho the tv show.

  485. MelodyJ says:

    I want get some herb seeds and start a garden to see if I’m any good at it.


  486. Kimber Y. says:

    I would love to win this card…I just ran out of Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment and that stuff ain’t cheap!

  487. Stephanie says:

    Enjoy the weekend!

  488. Meezy says:

    Yay for no classes tomorrow!

  489. Meghan says:

    This is awesome, I love Sephora!

  490. Christina says:

    Hope you are having a good Sunday!

  491. Tanya says:

    I’m going to do a bedroom makeover this summer. SO excited but so much to do! I can’t wait. Happy memorial day weekend! πŸ™‚

    I retweeted. twitter name: okaynat

  492. Amanne says:

    I’m all about a free giveaway πŸ™‚

  493. MARY-FRANCES says:

    First BBQ of the season.

  494. joy says:

    Happy Memorial Weekend!

    I just swatched the YSL sheer candy lipsticks today at sephora and came home with #4- pomegranate. The packaging and color were so pretty I couldn’t resist even with the ridiculous price tag.

  495. Theresa says:

    Today I wore a new mineral lipstick by ELF cosmetics called Runway Pink and I loved it. Super cute and super cheap! Happy Memorial Day!

  496. Leona says:

    The last lipstick I wore was NYX Diamond Sparkle in Sparkling Red. I’ve gotta say, I’m a little disappointed in the pigment (or lack thereof) in this range but they’re still nice πŸ™‚
    Leona recently posted … 28 May- And now for something completely different

  497. Catherine says:

    The last lipstick I wore was for Prom actually, it was Kat Von D Adora. Absolutely amazing red, I felt like a star!!
    I love your blog Karen!! You have such an awesome sense of humor that makes your reviews so much fun to read.

  498. Jacie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  499. Mayra says:

    I had the best day today from morning till night! My makeup totally set me up for a good day.

  500. Melessa says:

    one thin grilled burger
    lots of
    american cheese
    and BACON!!
    come lettuce if im in the mood
    though if you consider that a burger instead of a sandwhich i like BLTs minus thye tomatos-eww. with extra bacon n extra mayo on the side. mmmmmm, i could go for one right now :O)

  501. Tania says:

    I just found out that MAC discontinued MSFN light medium!!!!!!!!!!!! what am I supposed to do now?
    Tania recently posted … Paul &amp Joe Over the Moon Lipstick from Fall 2010 Sparkles Collection Review- Swatches

  502. Heather says:

    Fave sandwich – meatball marinara from Subway. Yummyy!

  503. Apple says:

    I resigned from work today because there’s a new opportunity coming my way! πŸ™‚

  504. Joy says:

    I am not having a great weekend. Blah….

  505. Nat says:

    went ti a wedding on saturday, had a great time πŸ™‚

  506. AYL says:

    I have been in a 4th of July parade! I was in our high school’s pep band πŸ™‚ Ahh good old high school days

  507. Bernice says:

    Pink in the afternoon by Revlon πŸ™‚

  508. Kari says:

    Did a little shopping today with my husband (a rarity in itself) for some new clothes…it was a little celebration for my recent weight loss! Yay for the new healthy lifestyle!

  509. Nikolas says:

    I’m sitting here watching Absolutely Fabulous, eating an amazing salad, swatching my new lipsticks on the back of my hand. Life is gorgeous<33333

  510. Morgan says:

    I actually just started my first garden this year! It’s a vegetable garden, and I’m obsessed with it. We actually were just able to eat our first fruits the other day… Radishes! They were so delicious and spicy!

  511. Sherri says:

    Stoked up on another UD Naked palette today! Love those shades. πŸ™‚

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