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

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

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

My mind is taking a bit of a beauty detour this morning. El Hub and I went to see X-Men: First Class last night, and so far today all I’ve been able to think about is how bad@ss Emma Frost was (diamond skin!), which superpower I would want to have and how I thought Jennifer Lawrence did as Mystique (good, but Rebecca Romijn = AWESOME!).



I wish I’d collected comic books when I was growing up because I think I really missed out. They’re just an amazing art form, and more complex than I think they get credit for a lot of the time. Beyond the beautiful love hot dudes in spandex art, I love the conflicted characters, the kick-@ss ladies, the unrequited love, the ethical quandaries and the sociological significance of the issues some of them confront.

While I keep pondering which superpowers I’d like, let’s get the weekend off to a good start. 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, if you were a superhero, what would be your name? Would you be a hero or a villain? Have you ever dyed your hair at home? What’s your biggest beauty pet peeve? What were you doing an hour ago? The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys reunion: awesome, or awesomely ridiculous? — 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! http://bit.ly/mtgq1z

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, June 5, 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,

Karen

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

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  1. Megan says:

    I’m old enough now (and secure enough, LOL) to say that I think boy bands are wonderful. I love me some classic N*SYNC and BSB. I will bust out the dance moves proudly!

    Have a great weekend, Karen!

  2. Natalie says:

    Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  3. Saffron says:

    Hooray contest! I need something glittery for summer parades… :D

  4. Amy says:

    I love your blog :)

  5. Amanda oliveira says:

    yes! i dyed my hair twice, it was mahogany, really cool :)

  6. Kim L. says:

    I love kick ass women superhero’s. Batgirl, Supergirl! SHERA! I just found out ther’sa Spiderwoman.. PMS and Superheroism! Chicks Rule!

  7. Melitina says:

    Hey Karen, besides having been an NKOTB fan (please do not reunite), I don’t understand where you announce the results of the weekly contest (ok “here”, but where?)!! Buuu, I play every friday but if I win someday I’d like to know where to read it, heehee!!

    Hi, Melitina. I announce the winner at the top and bottom of each specific post, so to find out the winner of this giveaway, check back to this post here a few days after the giveaway ends. Good luck! :) -Karen

  8. Brenda says:

    Have a great weekend, here we have gorgeous weather!

  9. Nina says:

    I had three scoops of gelato and it was glorious!

  10. Danielle says:

    I love that you do these little weekend giveaways!

  11. Kelsey says:

    If you were a superhero, what would be your name?
    I’d be like Jean Grey and just use my own name.
    Would you be a hero or a villain?
    Hero, of course!
    Have you ever dyed your hair at home?
    That’s where I usually dye it. I’ve only had it done in a salon once, nine years ago.
    What’s your biggest beauty pet peeve?
    Women who wear simply too much makeup.
    What were you doing an hour ago?
    Sleeping.
    The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys reunion: awesome, or awesomely ridiculous?
    Ridiculous.

  12. Nadia A. says:

    Karen, I am obsessed with your new Evolution Revolution lipglass!!! The color looks absolutely gorgeous and looks like it will suit all skintones. I am crossing my fingers I can buy the 2 tubes I want.

  13. Elin says:

    I need this card to get the benefit in a box kit I want!
    Elin recently posted … Elinllb- Cheesy songs Friday

  14. rose says:

    Hi Kare, I woke up early this mornin’ like I normaly do, but this song “just the way you are” by Bruno Mars singging in my head, so I sing along thru computer…karaoke is my breakfast in the morning yay! Gmornin’ Karen:)

  15. Nikki says:

    NKOTB was during my time and BSB was way after my time of being at the age to follow boy bands. So while I think it’s fun that they are individual doing reunion tours it makes no sense to me that they are together.

  16. Katie says:

    I’m eating coffee ice cream

  17. Vijaya says:

    Blogger isn’t letting me post today. I’m sad.
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  18. Tracy says:

    I’m more of an NSYNC type of girl!

  19. Claire says:

    I just started reading your blog and I’m in love!

  20. Futuralon says:

    Yeah I liked 90s Superboy because he was hot.

  21. Mylie says:

    One hour ago I was sleeping! lol

  22. Tina Lane says:

    I was getting ready for my sister’s 25th Bday. I was cooking all morning for her :)

  23. Claudenka says:

    Nail biting/ chipping is my ultimate beauty pet peeve. Another is broken eyeshadow (after i drop it ofcourse :P)

  24. Heidi says:

    Another rainy, yucky day in Northern California. I had to force myself to get out of bed this morning. About an hour ago I had some tea, so I’m waiting for that to wake me up.

  25. Amanda says:

    For the past 2+ years, I had actually been dying my hair at home (first having others do it, then eventually doing it myself!), taking my natural dark ashy blonde hair to a medium-dark brown. It started to get a little old though, and just a few weeks ago I had it lightened professionally so that I don’t have to mess with it any more. It’s still not quite my natural color yet, but it sure is nice not to have to see my roots growing out anymore :)

  26. Step says:

    My mom would help me dye my hair red when I was in junior high. It was kind of fun, even though I never found a shade that looked all that great with my skin tone.

  27. Kaoyee says:

    NKOTBSB = awesome, but i’ve noticed the old men have kinda lost their dance moves.

  28. Katie says:

    I woke up to my kitty, Gyro, stepping on my face. He’s definitely a Tabs fan, I think he even follows him on Twitter.

  29. Laura S. says:

    I need more coffee!! Also? I desperately want a MUFE Aqua Liner in Iridescent Red… LOVE! :) (Okay, fine. I’ll take one of each!)

  30. MicheleR says:

    An hour ago – I was doing laundry, and writing a training manual for the new job I started last week! A nice Sephora fix would be just what I need! ;) Have a good weekend everyone!

  31. betsy says:

    Have a great weekend!

  32. DalaLuz says:

    I would like to be a superhero, but it always seems that super villains have so much more fun…

  33. Lillie says:

    Pick me. Pick me!

  34. Shirley says:

    yay for x-men!

  35. Taylor says:

    Happy weekend!!

  36. Reina says:

    A nice day for a Mocha Frapp

  37. Jessi says:

    Mmm, going to the boyfriend’s dad’s today who is making us dinner. Yum, barbeque! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Jessi recently posted … My Makeup Stash!

  38. Kai says:

    I want to buy new sunscreen!

  39. Casey says:

    I am 16 weeks pregnant and after spending these last 4 months puking my guts out, it’d be nice to get some lovely sparkly nail polish to distract me ;)

  40. Debbie says:

    I’ve dyed my hair at home a few times!

  41. LaToya says:

    The weather is nice today.

  42. Meha says:

    I go to gym but now I’m also starting yoga! I just ordered my Yoga for weight loss DVD from amazon.com, I’ll let you know how that goes :)

  43. May says:

    Going to little sister’s graduation party!

  44. Crittle says:

    NKOTB > BSB but NSYNC rules them all. I would be all over NKOTBSBNSYNC!

  45. Lauren Sutherland says:

    I’m moving out of my apartment! hooray!

  46. Ceci says:

    I’m not a fan of the x-men movies, but I did read and collect comics when I was growing up. I still have two marvel universe compendiums with information on all the superheroes, villains, and alliances.

  47. Wendy says:

    I have been dying my hair at home for a few years now and even do my moms. i only do an all over color so i don’t feel the need to go to the salon and it saves money!!!
    Wendy recently posted … NOTD- Glitter in the Air

  48. Sunny says:

    I spent all morning sweating my booty off at my son’s baseball game:)

  49. Y. says:

    NEVER dyed my hair before, not at home and not professionally! I’m happy with my natural chestnut brown:)
    biggest makeup pet peeve?
    un-blendable concealer, when you mascara smudges and leaves black circles under your eyes, oily foundation, when you get mascara all over your eyeshadow, lip gloss that doesn’t stay on your lips, i could go on and on…;)
    happy sunday!

  50. Tina says:

    I could totally use this gift card! :P I never win these things though! :/
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  51. Bec says:

    I had a wonderful day! I spent a lovely afternoon with my boyfriend and co-bloggers. :)
    Bec recently posted … My Gorgeous 500 Followers- Birthday Giveaway- Sigma Miss Taylor Kabuki!

  52. Elizabeth says:

    You could always start reading comic books. Graphic novels are interesting too. The important thing to consider is….what is Tabs’ superpower?

  53. Mindy M. says:

    I have dyed my hair at home!

  54. kalcedon says:

    About superheroes and villains… hm. I’d be a superhero, but kind of a rogue-ish, outcast, sarcastic, kick-ass (yet totally stylish… signature move: putting on lipgloss before the big fights :D) type, they are more fun :). And my name would be Yalana (don’t ask where it came from, I just called a character in a story of mine this… it sounds so fantasy-like :D)

    An hour ago I was studying for a literature exam (it’s gonna be on Monday…)…

    About boybands and reunions. Well, I was a HUGE fan of Backstreet Boys back then… now, not so much, my taste in music has changed a lot. But I don’t mind the reunions (I mean, I’m not a fan of the boyband era of Take That, but their new stuff I ADORE :D).

  55. Grace Vick says:

    Enjoying swimming and being in the sun!

  56. Genel says:

    I hate “Sharpie” eyebrows!

  57. Jessica says:

    I’m enjoying my Saturday and getting ready for my own bridal shower that my friends are throwing for me tonight!
    Jessica recently posted … Swap Madness

  58. Lyza H says:

    I saw glee live on Thursday & today is my first day of summer!
    Lyza H recently posted … Oh- and I got these new shoes

  59. Terri says:

    An hour ago I was checking out a cultural fair – very fun (even if it is on the chilly/windy side here).

  60. Amber says:

    Not sure if this qualifies as a “super power”, but I’d love the super ability to eat whatever I want and not gain an inch. How awesome would that be, if we could nom pizza and ice cream and still fit into our skinny jeans? That’s a super power to me! ;)

    • naira says:

      i could totally get behind this superpower! there’s a farmer/restaurant movement gaining momentum in honolulu and my sweetie and i are riding the wave with our increasingly chubby selves….

  61. K says:

    Played two hours of tennis today – first time in years. So I am sleepy, but must read for final exam!

  62. Sandra says:

    My biggest beauty pet peeve mascara that runs and chalks up throughout the day. Waterproof is just too harsh for me.

  63. BettyS says:

    My biggest beauty peeve is when women go too overboard drawing lips way outside the normal lip line that it looks incredibly fake and ridiculous.

  64. larie says:

    we’re going to a tasting room today! :) And I loved storm as a little girl, but now I think I’m more intrigued by Rogue, or Jean Gray.
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  65. TheMissTrious says:

    Happy Saturday !

  66. Joyce says:

    I bought Lancome’s new bronzer in Sun Kissed on Sephora.com, but immediately returned it because the formula is too powdery. The color is really nice and makes my skin glow, but the product itself made a mess in the compact.
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  67. Jenny Bernett says:

    I loved me some boy bands back in the day… Now, not so much! I have to admit though… I wouldn’t turn down tickets if someone gave them too me!

  68. Jen says:

    Long weekend here in Australia, in the middle of doing a complete and thorough clean of the house. We’re all pulling in to get the job done, and it’s been quite an enjoyable time! We’re students, so…. as you can imagine, we are generally quite (that is, very) lazy…. but…. got to be done, right? :)

  69. Evelien says:

    Saying what i’ve done the couple of hours/days (and will be doing the coming month) would be leading to the same thing: procrastinating, a little bit of studying for the upcoming exams and some more procrastinating ..
    Watching x-men sounds like so much more fun even tough I’m not into superhero movies :)

  70. ilona says:

    I am entering this because I just had a baby five weeks ago and am not working in order to stay home and watch the baby. I also have a 13 year old daughter whose birthday is in July. So I am entering to see if I can win this for her as a b-day gift. She loves Sephora and has been saving for the new V&R Flowerbomb Summer scent. This would help her get it!

    Thanks!

    <3

  71. sienna says:

    yay saturday!

  72. Janel says:

    Going to a carnival today with the bf

  73. Charlotte says:

    Would love to have this Gift Card…just got laid off!

  74. Alicia H. says:

    NKOTBSB, awesome! i’m going in June. i saw NKOTB last year, and that was the best concert ever. They are awesome.

  75. Lovi says:

    Went to go see bridesmaids last night, such a funny movie!

  76. Amy says:

    if i was a superhero, my name’d be super-amy-tastic!

  77. DJ Murphy says:

    I have black hair, so I never felt comfortable dying it a completely different color, but in high school I used to add purple highlights to give it a purple sheen!

  78. colleen b says:

    i’m going shopping today for paint & other things to decorate my new room!

  79. Erin says:

    My birthday is tomorrow!

  80. Aparnaa says:

    I’m going to NKOTBSB in a few weeks and I’M SO EXCITEDDDDDDDD!

  81. LauraJ says:

    It’s raining in Sac & that’s putting a serious damper on my plans to go to an outside wine tasting. Might have to go shopping instead

  82. olya says:

    READ UR BLOG ALL THE TIME

  83. Eva says:

    your blog is awesome

  84. Shaya says:

    have a great weekend! just moved to a new city and starting to learn my way around!

  85. Liz says:

    YaY! I would like to be catwoman, because I like the grace of felines. :D

  86. Jula says:

    I have never dyed my hair lol

  87. Brianna says:

    I just graduated college!

  88. Taylor says:

    I have never dyed my hair before and am dreading the day that a gray hair decides to pop up on my head.

  89. robyn says:

    Forget about bsb and nkotb, wheres nsync? :)

  90. debbie s says:

    MY son loves spiderman !!!

  91. Jocelyn says:

    I’ve dyed my hair once or twice, but it was never anything far from my natural color.

  92. Ellen says:

    I have heard mixed reviews about x men, but I think I’ll see it! I saw the other ones so I might as well see this one!

  93. Jessica Leigh says:

    I would like to be Storm from X-Men so that I could banish this RAIN!

  94. Holly says:

    This sounds amazing :)

  95. Lunachat says:

    Let’s face it, nerd girls rock! I collected comics and the X-Men were my biggest read. I’ve had a girl crush on Jean Grey/Phoenix since then, though I’ve also had a fondness for girl villians, so the Dark Phoenix saga was right up my alley. Yep, I’ve pretty much nerded myself all over the place here!
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  96. quimerula says:

    I’ve just been to the beach!

  97. LauraA says:

    Glad you got to see XMen and liked it. I’m dragging my husband to it later tonight after our first-Saturday-of-the-month game night.

    No, there are no nerds in my house. :)

    Also glad to see you featured on Refinery yesterday with summer beauty picks. I can’t wait to see your lipglass shade in person, too. My mum will be in town around the 21st, so we may have to hit the boutique together.

    Thanks again for another giveaway opportunity, Karen.

  98. vonnie says:

    i’d definitely be a femme fatale villain. always rooted for the bad guys! muhahahaha
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  99. Jennifer says:

    Getting ready for my godson’s 2nd birthday! :)

  100. Jordan says:

    I’ve died my hair a few times but nothing drastic… however I did have a tragic highlight disaster of ’08.

  101. Lydia says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Mina says:

    I wanna win Karen! :-D

  103. Kaianne says:

    I was supposed to go play tennis with my boyfriend today, but we got rained out! :( Hopefully tomorrow will be gorgeous and sunny like the weather report says it should be!

  104. Ashley Miller says:

    hey! if i was a superhero, my superpower would be to be invisible because then I could just observe people and get a easy way out in embarrassing situations!

  105. Kat says:

    about to make macaroni, not sure yet if that is a good or a bad thing. haha!

  106. Kate & Zena says:

    I would probably not be a superhero, but an assistant to BatDog—my superhero dog.

  107. Jody says:

    Beauty pet peeve – full eye makeup yet no mascara. Wtf.

  108. Jenny says:

    Emma Frost is awesome! I’d love to have powers a la Jean Grey, though – telepathy and telekinesis. Flying via the power of my mind? Um, yes please! LOL

  109. Anka says:

    An hour ago I was sleeping. Staying up till 4 am to write my final paper was not as productive as it should have been…long week of finals ahead!
    Love these giveaways!

  110. Stephanie says:

    I used to go to the salon to get my hair dyed every 6 weeks, but realized that $60 was ridiculous when I could do it at home for $5. Now I always dye my own hair. I use products from Sally’s and my hair looks exactly the same.

  111. Gans says:

    I collected comic book cards that I still have in binders. The shiniest ones are number 1 dazzling.

  112. Cheree says:

    I was sleeping an hour ago. I love your blog!

  113. Kim says:

    Whyyy is it raining today? I thought it was supposed to be summer

  114. Ana says:

    I saw X-Men last night too! I had never seen any of the movies before, and I loved it! Jennifer Lawrence was awesome and I’m even more exited for the Hunger Games now!

  115. If I could have ANY super power…It would be invisibility!

  116. Grace says:

    Happy Birthday to ME!!! I slept in and woke up to a birthday surprise of a dozen hot pink roses from my fiance/soon-to-be husband in 98 days! :) :) :)

  117. Vivianne says:

    Its my birthday today!! 24 yrs old!! I hope I win!

  118. Steph says:

    I just hauled $300 worth of MAC stuff today! Crazy deal :)

  119. beautycombat says:

    a hero of course but wearing black and as name the same as beautycombat the same name of my blog , thanks .
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  120. Krista says:

    HEY! I just got my hair done again and highly enjoyed that as well as read a great magazine called modern dog. So cute!
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  121. Crissy says:

    I always dye my own hair! I’m way too cheap to get it done at a salon.

  122. Quinctia says:

    I’ve never NOT done the DIY thing when it comes to dyeing my hair. I actually used to have my mother cut my hair all the time, too…I’ll go to random places for haircuts, as my wavy hair isn’t too picky about style (as long as I don’t go too short–then weird stuff happens), but I’ve gotten to the point where I think I’d be MORE nervous if a professional and not my sister was putting dye in my hair!

  123. Meghan says:

    Can’t wait to see the new X-Men!

  124. Emily says:

    I was riding in the car an hour ago. Not a super exciting weekend so far.

  125. Rory says:

    The new Take That single is horrible. And the products I wanted to buy from the new collection from mac where all sold out. Buu.

  126. Angela says:

    I will keep trying to win this giftcard!

  127. Annessa says:

    Im on my way back home from hawaii right now! That being said, Id love the superpower to pause and speed up time. This vacation went far too fast!

  128. auroragyps says:

    I’ve only used cellophanes (Ardell’s Lights & Brights) & Manic Panic in shades of red over my own dark brown hair. I’m planning on using a Loreal dye on my hair, not to cover up the grey (which looks kind of cool), but because I am tired of my hair color.

  129. Melissa says:

    Game of Thrones tomorrow night! w00t!

  130. Elisa says:

    Can’t wait for the Marvel movies coming out!

  131. Natalie says:

    I dye my hair at home every month or so. I used to get it professionally highlighted but it’s too expensive for me now and my hair grows too darn fast.

  132. Jennifer says:

    What happened to summer here in norcal? I’m wanting to break out my summer clothes!

  133. Michelle says:

    Oohhh I want to see X-Men :)

  134. Bipu says:

    I can’t waif for harry potter to come out.

  135. Kate says:

    Tomorrow’s my Bday!!!! What a fun gift this would be!

  136. This is amazing! Plz enter me! I never had anything from Sephora :P
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  137. Lucy says:

    My superhero name this week is Insane Women. I’ve been on an antidepressant for many years. I recently (2 weeks ago) stopped taking Effexor XR. I almost stopped cold turkey. That’s not the way to do it according to the doctor. I ran out of my pills and decided I’d had enough of them. My emotions are all over the place. Today is a bad day and I’m crying off and on or madder than hell. I have good days and bad. Hope I win this Sephora giveaway. I’d feel much happier. Thank you.

    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

  138. Anna says:

    Thanks karen!

  139. Alison says:

    I’ve dyed my hair at home a few times. Or, more specifically, my fiance has dyed my hair for me. Sometimes I feel guilty for all of the beauty activities/ shopping trips I make him partake in. But he’s such a good sport! :)

  140. Victoria says:

    I just hung up my clothes outside to line dry!

  141. Rosie says:

    i sometimes add purple streaks to my hair. i have black hair, so it’s a bit of a hassle.

  142. Kristy says:

    going to dye my hair red for the summer!! can’t wait to get new makeup for my new do!

  143. Jennifer says:

    I am loving summer toe nail polishes (read: BRIGHT!)

  144. aclearcutsign says:

    I need to win this so I can buy myself a pretty thing…getting over a breakup sucks

  145. Gosia says:

    When I was 12 I asked my BFF to cut my hair (needless to say, she never gave anybody a haircut before…) I ended up coming back from a real hairdresser with an inch-long hair!!! oouuch!!!

  146. Madelynn says:

    I’ve always wanted an excuse to dress as a superheroine in public. :]

  147. Vanessa says:

    I just recently started getting into curling my hair, and am so excited because I finally figured out how to give myself tousled waves. I was curling my hair earlier to practice:)

  148. Katherine says:

    i want to be a ninja

  149. hanh nguyen says:

    I would love to win the gift certificate so I can get the thing I wanted from Sephora. Thanks for the giveaway!! Have a great weekend.

  150. Gina G says:

    I have been dying my hair at home since I was 12! I have never been to a salon, and cut my own hair as well. I don’t like strangers touching me haha! :)

  151. stephanie says:

    I drove straight from Houston to California, almost ran out of gas in the middle of the desert. Not my mom’s finest moment driving BUT we made it.

  152. Hannah says:

    I actually did dye my hair at home for the first time ever last week! :D

  153. inycat says:

    Hmmmm…I think I need some new setting powder… :)

  154. HouseOfPhotoProps says:

    Here Comes AfroChick!

  155. Nora says:

    have you seen x-men first class yet?
    i cant wait
    “katniss” is in it

  156. Amy Chamberlain says:

    Zoe Saldana in Avatar, who isn’t really a super hero, is my hero. Plus her CG makeup is gorgeous, and definitely original.

  157. onegreatsmile says:

    An hour ago I was on hold with verizon. Or so I thought. They had disconnected me and I was really just ‘waiting for the dial tone.’ :(

    When I called back it took an hour to ‘solve’ my problem, for which the solution was dispute the charge on my credit card!! :( UGH.

  158. Angelica says:

    I’m addicted to your blog lol

  159. loofah says:

    Definitely want to see this movie too!

  160. Kylee says:

    i love xmen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Christine says:

    I just found your blog 2 days ago, and I’m loving it! Hmmm if I could have a super power, I would def. want it to be mind-reading. It would make life so much easier… Or wait, would it make it harder? Hmmm.

  162. Stacey says:

    i love sephora!

  163. ruthy says:

    My youngest daughter just loves SEPHORA PRODUCTS!

  164. Meezy says:

    It’s the freaking weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun!

  165. Christine says:

    I really want to get my hands on the evolution revolution lipglass !

  166. Amber says:

    I used to use temporary dye all the time in high school. I miss my electric red hair. :)
    Amber recently posted … Hill Country critters

  167. Emmanuelle says:

    My 4 year old is having scarlet fever… I can’t believe it. I hope you’ll have a better week-end than us ;-))

  168. Caroline says:

    I love X-Men!

  169. ah good ole boy bands,NKOTB were my very first concert when i was a kid, haha.. 2nd concert Color me badd.. anyone remember them? lol

  170. Emi says:

    Im getting ready for Game 2 of the Bruins vs the Canucks in the Playoff Finals and thought that Id spend some time browsing makeup blogs before I indulge in all those fist-fights. lol

  171. jessica davis says:

    Happy Rainy Day! OMG!! My best friend and I when we were Teens used to get a gallon of bleach, pour it in a bowl and stick our heads in it then wash it out! My hair turned orange one time and I was so sad, to make it worse my friend called me orange peel! The good ol days! lol!

  172. Darlene says:

    Can’t wait for the new season of “True Blood”!!!

  173. Melissa says:

    Just got back from my daughter’s ballet recital. She was more excited about getting to wear makeup (a new gold glitter liner, blush, and lipstick) than her dance I think. She’ll be reading makeup blogs like mommy in no time at all!

  174. Nat says:

    Yo, T-Money and K-Dawg!

    For use on my lower waterline, I’m debating on:
    a) tarte emphasEYES inner rim brightener
    vs
    b) stila kajal eyeliner in topaz.

    I’m a makeup newbie
    Does anyone have opinions either way?

    Cheers!

  175. Stacey F. says:

    I love your blog, Karen!!

  176. Bridget says:

    An hour ago I was at work looking at my watch, thinking…”just 10 mintes more and I’m off till Tuesday”…soooo happy to be home after a long day! :)

  177. Jaymie says:

    Okay….I’m a dork! I am totally looking forward to watching and hearing NKOTB again!! Long live NKOTB!!! Woohoo! I heart Joey :)

  178. alicia parillo says:

    I have to sleep with a fan on at night, every night. Even in the winter. I need the flowing air and the sound of the fan in order to fall asleep!

  179. Cat mom says:

    I have been a die hard comic book geek since I started collecting comics at about 8 years old. Storm was me! At least that is what I told myself. Total.geek.

  180. Melissa says:

    I became an Aunt at 9:54pm EST last night to a breathtakingly beautiful baby boy!!!

  181. Cecille says:

    Im glad someone posted the very same question,I had. Just got back from Thor… Thumbs up!

  182. Amanda says:

    I think that CatWoman and Batman are the best super heros! (=

  183. Anastasia says:

    I just came back from shopping :)

  184. Katherine says:

    I’ve never died my hair at all.

  185. Sarah H. says:

    I have dyed my hair a shade of every color available at the drug store from black to blond. The only time I’ve had my hair colored professionally was when I went from black to blond; I need a lot of help for that one ;D

  186. Sara says:

    I was watching “The Dilemma” an hour a go will be going to a BBQ soon. An enjoying the wonderful Seattle sun.

  187. Ik says:

    Yay! You is a saviour cause theres no Sephora in India! :’( Had a looonnngg day!:)

  188. Patrice says:

    I just scored 5 drugstore mascaras for just a little more than $2 apiece at the 75% off sale at CVS. I went shopping in my own makeup drawer and found a few eye shadows that I hadn’t used in awhile so I am reviving them for summer.

  189. Lucia says:

    I’m pretty meh about NKOTB/Backstreet Boys. BB was definitely during my time but NKOTB wasn’t…I’d totally go for a BB/Nsync reunion/concert together though. =)

  190. Laurenica says:

    i’m going to see the x-men movie tonight! i think my name would be something like Super Shock, because i get so static-y in the winter that i practically electrocute everything i touch…!

  191. yiota says:

    I never listened to NKOTB.. so i’m not that excited about them. BB, yes!!!

  192. Donna says:

    Getting ready to go to Seafood Festival with friends down on the waterfront. They called to say they’ll be an hour late so I’m reading blogs and watching YT while we wait for them.

  193. Mandy says:

    Was in a tizzy when I set foot in the mother ship Sephora in Paris on the Champs Elysees. It is huge and beautiful. Very impressive!

  194. Courtney says:

    Your blog is amazing! You’ve taught me sooo much!!

  195. keely says:

    my biggest beauty pet peeve is when people don’t blend their eyeshadow! i find it so annoying, is it really that hard? (:

  196. T.Davis says:

    On my way to a baby shower, the second one for the year
    T.Davis recently posted … Eve Pearls 55 Off Black Pearl Promo

  197. Kristen says:

    Ive never dyed my hair at home but i wanna try it! id make myself a brunette :)

  198. Fariah says:

    I Love the Colorburst lipgloss in Strawberry!!

  199. Megan says:

    I’m so hungry, but we barely have any food here. Guess it’s chicken noodle soup for dinner.

  200. Antonia says:

    I would buy Dior Aurora!

  201. Katrina says:

    Just got my Smashbox try it kit yesterday so I had to use it today. It’s hot and humid here in Michigan and just with the primer on my face I didn’t get all oily. Yeah, I tried the primer without foundation and I really like it. I can only imagine how much I’ll love it with foundation, but that probably won’t happen for a few months;)

  202. Melissa Wagner says:

    I always love drawing superheroes, haven’t gotten to comics yet though!
    I suppose I should give it a try someday.

  203. Anna says:

    It’s too hot to wear much makeup. Ugh! I need a new tinted moisturizer.

  204. Cornelia says:

    I dyed my hair at home once, but it was demi permanent and close to my natural hair color (just more of a cool tone than the weird orange-y highlights my hair got during the summer. I’m thinking about doing something again, just for the summer, but I haven’t decided yet.

  205. Barbara S says:

    I have just gotten my hair cut, and would love to play with some new makeup to see what works!

  206. Sarah says:

    I don’t love the idea of an NKOTB/BSB tour… I adore it! I already have tickets to a show next month, and I’m counting down the days. Silly? Maybe, but boy bands are my dirty little secret.

  207. Chris25 says:

    I went to see “Lady of the Camellias” at Lincoln Center and it was AMAZING!

  208. Ziba says:

    I just did my groceries and looked for the new WW Trio…No luck!!! =(

  209. Kacey says:

    I’m working towards the end of my term here at my university – 2 papers and 2 finals to go! Of course I need my MBB fix every so often as a break from all this work :P

  210. Solangel says:

    I always regret not picking up The Killing Joke (The Joker) and now I can’t find it anywhere!
    Solangel recently posted … Grandpas things- Rose bundt pan

  211. maxi says:

    i m really happy to see MINI MAC size :)
    will try some products .

  212. nihan says:

    can’t wait to try evolution revolution!!!!

  213. Shelly says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! :)
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  214. Meng says:

    I have dyed my hair numerous times at home:)

  215. Nazih says:

    I would love to win this!

  216. Farah says:

    Never dyed my hair! Scared to :o

  217. Jesselyn says:

    I wanna be Emma Frost!

  218. Valeria says:

    I want some ice cream, but it’s too hot outside to walk to the store. *sigh* Have a good weekend!
    Valeria recently posted … D-

  219. Nina says:

    i really really really want the sephora sun kit!

  220. Christina C says:

    I think I am going to love Evolution Revolution! As if I “need” another lipgloss. I will never use up the ones I already have but the colour is too pretty!

  221. nadya says:

    first real day of summer!!!

  222. Anna says:

    thank you… i hope i win!

  223. phil says:

    i loved comics growing up, but especially loved them in the form of cartoons/ animated series! Much easier to follow along than to run all around town to collect the actual paper versions!

  224. vnssa906 says:

    Sigh I so want to go see the movie, yet I’m at the laundry mat doing never ending loads :(

  225. Jane says:

    Its been a hectic saturday as we are playing house hunters.hope you are having a good one!

  226. Melody says:

    Canucks game today! Hope you have a great weekend!

  227. Kelly says:

    Great articles on this blog!!!

  228. Nadine says:

    I have dyed my hair at home many times, but prefer the salon!

  229. Tukta says:

    Wanna go to see X-Men too!

  230. Maria says:

    Would looooooove to win! :) <3

  231. Judy says:

    looking forward to watching all the superhero movies coming out this summer!!

  232. sal says:

    I want finals to be over so i can go shopping for makup!!! gah! love your site! thanx for this giveawayyy

  233. Jamie says:

    Hope you have a great weekend! I’ll be wishing for some rain.

  234. Gina Bertino says:

    No beauty products shopping today…at home making monster cakes and cupcakes for my little guy’s soon to be here 3rd birthday!!

  235. Allison says:

    I only dye my hair at home because it’s so long, it’d be super expensive to do it at the salon! I buy professional hairdye from Sally’s and it’s really easy and the results are great :)

    Thanks Karen!

  236. Sophia says:

    I never had dyed my hair at home because I am nervous that it will not come out the way I wanted.

  237. Sonja says:

    Have dyed my hair at home before but somehow I always make a big mess, so now I decided
    to go straight to the salon ( to save my sanityyy!! ) ;)

  238. Bhevarri says:

    Woo giveaways! Having a bit of an off day =\ woke up really late! Gah. Hate that!!

  239. Marian says:

    An hour ago I was helping my 16 year old daughter to get ready for a party. I guess I should be flattered that she wants my advice but it annoys me. I want her to learn to do it herself! I wound up doing her hair, her makeup and choosing her outfit.

  240. Becky says:

    Winning

  241. Keyonna says:

    My biggest beauty peeve is when I see people using white eyeliner as shadow!!! UGH!!!

  242. Isabel says:

    OMG!! I am dying to see that movie! Cnt wait!!!

  243. Delaney says:

    an hour ago i was strolling along a art gallery and i saw a wedding! thank you!!

  244. Julie says:

    whoohoo! another giveaway!

  245. KPrice says:

    Love your blog – thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

  246. MARY-FRANCES says:

    GO CANUCKS!

  247. Jenniet2002 says:

    just hanging around the house today! xoxo!

  248. Jessica says:

    Hi! i absolutely love your blog! i pretty much all day researching beauty stuff :S i’d say my biggest beauty pet peeve is cakey foundation!!! recently ive been on a foundation hunt and i never realised how many foundations just cake and flake…so frustrating! ps i love your cat, i have a similar love, but for my dog :)

  249. Natasha says:

    I love super heroes. I’m really looking forward to that movie!

  250. gina says:

    yum sephora!

  251. Margaret says:

    Would be any sort of superhero that can fly!

  252. Stefanie Wessler says:

    I just spent a 100 dollars shopping online at Ulta!!! I feel extremely guilt but I’m super happy!!! Why does shopping has to be so good?

  253. tabby says:

    Lovin’ the weather!!

  254. Christine says:

    HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY!!! I took an early leave from work to go cheer on the Canucks – it is crazy in Vancouver right now. I’ve been following comics on and off since I was wee but my all time favourite comic book series is Fables. All my childhood fairy tale characters in one universe with intrigue, drama, romance and magic? It’s good stuff!

    Once the hockey dramz is over, I’m looking forward to Game of Thrones. I am pumped to see how this week’s episode is going to pick up on ALL THE STUFF that happened last week!

    • Hailey says:

      I live in the Fraser valley mainland area and it’s crazy here too. Everyone has their jerseys and flags everywhere. Canucks are going to win!

    • Bernice says:

      OMG yes. It was and is (in general) crazy here in Vancouver ! It was a good win yesterday :D Burrows was clutch again !

  255. Margherita says:

    UGH please lemme win! I have been entering these contests for like 2 years and i’ve never won yet!

  256. laura says:

    i used to love sailor moon when i was younger and i always wised i could be sailor mercury (apparently my friends thought i looked like her).

  257. Emily says:

    NKOTB was during my time, but I seriously couldn’t stand them. Not sure what it was about them that I detested so much. Maybe I hated how much other girls went absolutely crazy over them. And maybe if I were a teenager now I’d feel the same about Justin Bieber…

  258. Jhoanna says:

    Watching Fear Factor

  259. lo says:

    I would love to teleport… I’d never run late again!

  260. Yasmin says:

    Loving coral blushes! Probably buying another one this weekend :)

  261. Soo says:

    Rebecca Romijn was so hot as Mystique! she pulled off the character so well. I agree about comics being underappreciated, I follow a bunch of online comics that are really well done and I always wonder if the artist is able to make money from them.

    an hour ago, my brother and I were trying to catch a chipmunk that somehow got into our house.. it took so long! we managed to snap a few photos before releasing him outside :)
    Soo recently posted … Urban Decay Liquid Liners in Crash &amp Honey

  262. Nikki Nikita says:

    I would definitely have to be a superhero with the ability to stop time!

  263. Naomi says:

    Wow Nikki Nikita, I was thinking the same thing. I although would want complete control of time to rewind, to stop and to fast forward it lol

  264. courtney says:

    i never got in to comics, maybe i missed out :-(

  265. Lauren says:

    GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

  266. Nat says:

    I used to try to read comic books but I would always accidentally read the speech bubbles out of order. It would slow me down lol.

  267. Amanda S. says:

    My mom used to wax my eyebrows until she screwed up one time and I never let her touch them again. Lol, I love the lady that does my eyebrows now though.

  268. Jill says:

    I collected comics as a kid, and even a little beyond. I think my super power was pretty much given to me with the internet! I wanted the ability to have any knowledge at my fingertips(kind of like Matrix download-style), the internet gets close. The fact that I can shop from home is an added bonus! :)

  269. Jessica says:

    pet peeve: girls who where falsies.. 24/7…

  270. Krista says:

    I hate women who over-line their lips. I never know where to look when I talk to them.

  271. steph b says:

    Before I decided I needed my gray to help me look closer to my age for work, I used to dye it at home. I bought the mix it yourself pro stuff from a beauty supply store on the advice of my hair stylist since I was using demi-permanent color.

  272. BeckBeck says:

    Technically *I* didn’t dye my hair at home – my mom did! (She went to beauty school when she was younger and has kept her cosmetology license even though it isn’t her full time job anymore.) I miss a cut and color costing me seven bucks for supplies!

  273. nabel says:

    i really want this to use it for the laura mercier tightliner!

  274. Kim says:

    Entered, for the love of sephora!!

  275. Kate says:

    LOOOVE X-Men!! haha also was just in sephora today! Got a couple of tinted moisturizer samples :) Love getting ready for summer make-up!

  276. Jennifer A. says:

    I finally tried Urban Decay Primer Potion (my first eye primer) and I am in love, but I think it makes my eyes sting. I’m contemplating Smashbox or Nars next.

  277. Kelsey says:

    Great giveaway!!

  278. Lauren says:

    I have never dyed my hair at home, although I could see myself doing it to cover grays someday!

  279. Fayeth says:

    I dye my hair at home all the time… even dyed pink streaks a couple years ago! :)

  280. Michelle says:

    i need to do laundry so badly

  281. Melanie says:

    Pet peeve: someone’s pubic hair stuck to the bar of soap in the shower. blech! lol

  282. Hope says:

    I would be a fancy Villain in stilettos and diamonds. One that can disappear and appear anywhere they like.

  283. Brianna says:

    I’d always love to sneak peaks at my brother’s X-Men cards. I liked how colorful and pretty they were.

  284. Holly says:

    I’d be a superhero!!!!!!

  285. Rochelle says:

    The weather in Sacramento has been so gloomy :(
    Rochelle recently posted … bby-Rochelle- Im itching to wanting to go shopping – Gotta resist!

  286. Laura says:

    If I was a superhero, I would totally be a mind-reader.

  287. Bomi says:

    I need to get around watching it!!!!!!!!!! I am in LOVE with James Mcavoy… ever since he starred in Becoming Jane with Anne Hathaway, he’s been my #1 celebrity crush. I can’t wait to see him play the professor haha. He’s definitely not an Aaron Johnson or a Brad Pitt, but you can’t help falling in love with him. Remember you’re Ryan Reynolds obsession? Hahaha…. girll you can probably tell how I’m excited by this post.

  288. Zoya Qazi says:

    Sometimes i think i’m a cat. i can imagine how my cat’s feeling and sometimes i rub my nose because it feels nice. I think i was once a cat and am now reincarnated as a young woman.

  289. Jillian says:

    An hour ago I was at the grocery store buying stuff for dinner tonight. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas! Yum!

  290. Jianing says:

    The weather here in New York is blah… :/ It goes from hot to cold and then cold again… I wish the weather was just nice and warm, not chilly, but not steaming either :/

  291. Stephanie/Yukaeshi says:

    Currently on vacation with my family and my boyfriend until Sunday :D Attending a foster sister’s wedding as well, which is today. A travel tip I learnt regarding toiletries (I have a lot to bring) is to seperate them by categories and put them in ziplock bags before putting them in a large toiletry bag! :)

  292. amanda johnson says:

    i wanna win to buy more smashboxxxxx

  293. brittany says:

    i need perfume, thanks karen!

  294. Desiree says:

    Hopefully I win this time!

  295. Liz says:

    I wish the rain would stop; I want to go to the beach!
    Liz recently posted … Insanely huge giveaway at Beauty Crazed

  296. Liz! says:

    Ooooh I can’t wait to see X-Men: First Class!!!

  297. Bijou says:

    I would so love to win this awesomness!

  298. Cyra says:

    i just watched all three of the other x-men movies the other day but I haven’t seen the new one yet!

  299. Karen says:

    I wish I had the power to teleport ..

  300. Goldie says:

    I’d rather be a villan than a hero. They’re usually so much sexier than the hero!

  301. Tania says:

    I love your blog!! so helpful!

  302. Annette says:

    Not gonna lie, I would love to apparate like in Harry Potter

  303. Valentine says:

    Never, never got into X-Men. Or any action flicks, actually.

  304. Kim says:

    I love sephora!

  305. Julie says:

    I LOVE makeup! In September I am getting married to the man I have been with for nearly 15 years– YES…that’s 15 years– not a typo. I am really excited about taking the next step with my fiance. With our wedding just over 3 months away, we are on a tight budget, but I want to look my best on our special day. A $50 giftcard to one of my favorite stores would get me a good start on some new makeup to wear on the most important day of our lives!

  306. eve says:

    i love neon pink lipstick and have several but i never wear it :-P

  307. Liza says:

    Just bought Mac’s Naked Lunch, love it!
    xo Liza
    Liza recently posted … Polka Dot Dress under 50!

  308. NeenaJ says:

    John Frieda foam hair color is my Holy Grail. I color at home pretty regularly, and I’m in love with this stuff!

  309. Sara says:

    *yawn* I’m getting around to entering this giveaway a little late. Too sleepy for cheeky comments. :)

  310. Maya says:

    Just made my first Le Metier de Beaute purchase this weekend!

  311. Allison C says:

    I want to be the villain for once and wreak havoc! LOL

  312. Amy says:

    I was graduating just a few hours ago!

  313. kelly says:

    i think im the only one in NorCal that’s enjoying the cooler weather hehe

  314. Holly G says:

    Biggest beauty pet peeve: when people leave space between the edge of their eyelid and their eyeliner! Ugh!

  315. Megan L says:

    I LOVE your blog! Thanks for all the tips!

  316. Sandra says:

    I just had Trader Joe’s Orzo Rice Pilaf with my dinner. It was fantastic!

  317. Sara says:

    Yay for a Sephora giveaway!!! Definitely already planning on what to spend it on… Can’t blame me for being prepared :) so many fun products on my mind after flipping through Lucky’s latest issue.

  318. Laurina says:

    I heart lipgloss :-)

  319. Stephanie says:

    If I were a superhero, I’d want my power to be the ability to understand and speak every language in the world. How cool would that be??

  320. TL says:

    I just finished doing makeup for my sister and her friends’ prom!

  321. julie says:

    i love sephora

  322. alyssa says:

    i dye my hair at home quite frequently, the few times ive went to a shop to get it colored they didnt follow what i told them i wanted and i ended up walking out unsatisfied! :( which sucks but im very good at it i get all my stuff from sallys.

  323. leetal says:

    we’ve been having some great days weather-wise lately however i hear that’s about to cgange…

  324. Anna says:

    i’ve dyed my hair several times at home.. well not me but my mom and it has always looked great!

  325. Deanna G. says:

    I wanna win! :)

  326. Noel says:

    I haven’t seen any of the X-Men movies.

  327. Sally says:

    As a fellow cat-lover, I want to let you know that today I received a present from my boyfriend for my cat–a collar, a harness, and a leash. We are going to go on cat-walks. No big deal!

  328. rachel says:

    I’d be RBEES, a superhero dressed as a bee.

  329. Amy says:

    I’m super excited for the new X-Men movie! Ready to get my geek on, although I DO prefer real comic books! :)

  330. hazel says:

    I love X-Men! :O)

  331. Andrea says:

    I can haz sephora?

  332. Anna says:

    I *always* dye my hair at home. Unfortunately I’ve never met a colorist that can get my shade just right, and now that I’m out of college (YAY!) and applying for jobs I’m too scared to try a new salon in case they do an awful job and I can’t fix it! Bad hair normally = UGH but band hair for an interview = KILL ME NOW.

  333. Atanza says:

    NKOTBBSB = amazing.

  334. Kels says:

    So excited for the X-Men movie!

  335. Taylor says:

    fuego chicita!

  336. Sammie says:

    Always live each day as if it was your last :))

  337. Jeana says:

    If i were a superhero… in the older comics ive always loved catwoman she would have to be my insperation

  338. Martha says:

    I want to go see the movie but I’m not sure I’d like to pay $13.

  339. Cyn says:

    Can’t wait to see First Class! I used to read the comics when I was a kid.

  340. helen says:

    an hour ago I was reading through your fabulous blog making a list of things I need to swatch next time I’m at the Mac counter!! Any suggestions for must-have pro shades of eye shadow? I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

  341. Catherine says:

    An hour ago, I was trying to nap while the cat was doing strange things under the bed.

  342. Daniela says:

    An hour ago I was watching Camelot followed by 2 episodes of The Tudors that we had stored on our DVR…….what would we do without DVR these days?

  343. K says:

    speaking of twitter, how many lightyears behind am i, for not having one? :(

  344. Erika says:

    Beauty pet peeve: at the moment Christina Aguileras very visible wig.. Not cute at all!

  345. Tammy says:

    NKOTBSB reunion is amazing. Like, the best thing that could ever happen, EVER!!!

  346. Barbara says:

    I have never dyed my hair !! Would use the Sephora gift card for my number one obsession–PERFUME!!

  347. Siena says:

    ooh! I wonder if the x-men movie is any good. my sister wants to see it with me tomorrow.
    I wish I was born a couple years ago so I could’ve collected all those comic books. Its too confusing to try to read them all in order and then there are a billion branches off from one comic book. AUGH it’s just so confusing. But that’s what the movies are for I guess!

  348. Cristina says:

    I had cereal for dinner.

  349. Catherine says:

    Tomorrow’s my graduation! I’m sooo excited!! But I have to decide what I’m doing for make up, there’s soooo many choices for me haha :)

  350. perry says:

    If I could be a superhero I’d be wonderwoman!!

  351. elisia says:

    I AM SUPERWOMAN

  352. LuvJaime says:

    Is it summer yet? I guess we have to go through the yucky June Gloom before we see some sun!

  353. Olivia says:

    3 days left until summer!!! on thursday i go to six flags with my school!! :D

  354. Anh says:

    I’d want to be a villain. So much more fun than a heroine.
    Anh recently posted … Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

  355. lauretta says:

    <3 Sephora!

  356. Kathy says:

    They’re finally opening up TWO Sephoras AND an Ulta in my town!

  357. ashlee says:

    i once worked at a spa where all of the stylists were SUPER snooty. I wanted to lighten my hair to a caramel color, but couldn’t afford to get it done professionally. I’m very much a DIY-er, so I took it upon myself to get my golden highlights and purchased the notorious box. My results were FANTASTIC and when I went to work the next day I was bombarded with stylists who thought I’d gone to a different salon. When it was time for a retouch of the roots, I was all excited to prove all the naysayers against boxed dye wrong. I ended up with orange hair, and had to correctively dye my hair (myself, mind you, I was still broke) THREE TIMES to get it close to my natural color (or even a color that’s found naturally on someone’s head). Lesson learned.

  358. Nika says:

    I would die if I won some Evolution Revolution lipgloss. Wishful thinking. ;)
    Nika recently posted … May Haul

  359. Lorraine says:

    X-men was so good!

  360. Myr says:

    I wish I could say I would be a villain, but I would probably be a hero.
    Can’t wait to see X-Men!

  361. Pamela says:

    I loved Jem and the Hollograms!

  362. Heather says:

    Biggest beauty pet peeve – seeing girls with raccoon eyes. No, I don’t mean dark circles, I mean those who line their entire waterline and lashline with a thick rim of black eyeliner (and no other make-up to the rest of the face). I think it just closes off the eyes terribly and makes them look sleep deprived.

  363. Tammy says:

    I kinda wish I was into comic books when I was kid, too. I feel a bit out of the loop when movies based on them come out because I don’t really know the stories behind the characters and what not.
    Tammy recently posted … MAC Red Brick Eye Shadow IsOrange

  364. Rebecca says:

    I can’t stand the latest “no eyebrow” trend. UGH!

  365. Whitney says:

    I Just found this website and absolutely love it! Thanks for all your advice :)

  366. Aida says:

    I’ve always gotten my hair dyed in a salon but recently I have been doing it myself at home because of finances.. I use Clairol’s NIce & Easy and my hair comes out pretty nice.. but I really am in need of a haircut and that I wouldn’t dare doing on my own or have a friend/family do for me… let’s just say I let my sister cut my hair when I was in 7th grade and I was NOT happy.. LOL
    Aida recently posted … Getting Organized for the Nail Obsessed

  367. Christy O says:

    I cannot wait for a lazy afternoon. I’m being a tour guide to my visiting relatives and all I’ve done for two weeks is walk nonstop and sleep minute amounts.
    On the plus side, all our site-seeing has allowed me to buy a ton of Inglot product!!!

  368. Jenny (GO CANUCKS GO!!) says:

    Oh my goodness girl, the only thing that has been on my mind is HOCKEY! My team, the Vancouver Canucks, are TWO. FREAKING. WINS away from winning the Stanley Cup. I am a huge Canucks fan – ever since I can remember! — and this is so special for me and all the Canuck fans out there – and plus, we’re representing Canada! We’re going to bring Lord Stanley’s cup back to home!!!. AHHHHHH I just cannot get over it – everytime i think about it, i just break into a huge smile and a squeal!!! Sigh, I just can’t believe it. I am so happy! I wish you could feel my happiness through the computer screen! .. this a long message but only because I can just go on and on and on about this feeling and my Canucks! I am just on a high.

  369. Hailey says:

    Vancouver Canucks are winning! It’s crazy here, everyone drives around honking their horns every time they win a game and you will not drive past a street without seeing a house or car covered with canucks flags.

  370. Naomi Tse says:

    I love contests :)

  371. Rozae says:

    If I was a super hero, I want to fly and blow things up and wrestle, all while having a perfect manicure, makeup and hair!

  372. Bonnie says:

    While I was never a teenybopper, I think the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys reunion is kind of awesome. What a show that would be!

  373. Jerry Dazzlepants says:

    I neeeed to see Xmen! I’d love to have Mystique’s power, or immortality, or omniscence :)

  374. Catherine says:

    My biggest beauty pet peeve is when people pile on mascara and end up looking like this:
    http://www.makeherup.com/wp-content/uploads/marcjacobsfashionshow04.jpg

  375. Laura says:

    I would want invisibility as my superpower. Selective invisibility would be even better. You’d never have to worry about anyone seeing that pesky zit!

  376. Jj says:

    just bought a new camera, yay!

  377. Kristie says:

    I had a wonderful day today :)

  378. Mai says:

    Love ur blog! Nail polish is my vice :)

  379. Nadine says:

    My whole body smells like lychee from my post-shower lotion!

  380. shusheshe says:

    I’m going to be watching X-Men next Friday!

  381. ann says:

    IT’S SUMMER VACATION!

  382. Dini says:

    Me… a superhero…? More like supervillain!!! I think I’d be Repeats-Herself-A-Lot GIRL!! Actually I don’t think that qualifies me to be a supervillain…

  383. Jackie says:

    MMmmmm… Super heroes.. I haven’t seen this new movie but I did enjoy the previous x-men movies (well, except for wolverine’s origin).. If I could pick one x-men to be (I’ll just say x-men.. because I’d probably take forever trying to pick ANY super hero) it’d be between phoenix (jean grey), rogue (when she starts flying :D tehe), and psylocke (when she has the same powers as jean grey.. but with way better fighting skills, lol). Wait.. that wasn’t just one… okay, I’ll pick psylocke :]
    Totally off-topic but since you mentioned Sephora :P Did you see the Tokidoki scent sticks that are coming out? They’re shaped like freakin’ crayon pencils! Here’s a pic I found on the webbers: http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk251rfwgZ1qfyjoto1_500.jpg I never really cared for solid perfumes before but these look so cute. Supposed to be coming out later this month or so.. I totally can’t wait :]

  384. caroline says:

    I think if i were a superhero i would want to be able to turn into a cat at any time i wanted to…imagine the possibilities!!!….lol.

  385. Lara says:

    I’ve always had long hair with highlights that I only trusted to my hairdresser.

    Three months ago, I got a bob. Now, my sister retouches the cut for me, and I dye it at home. Oh myyy, how much money I’ve saved!!!

  386. Maureen says:

    I would definitely be a superhero, not a villian.

  387. Halifax says:

    Yay, it seems to be sunny today!

  388. hey,
    I have always dyed my hair I adore dying it super fun colours like purple and pink!!

    being different is always a good way to stand out form the crowed!!!

  389. Allison says:

    I would definitely pick the ability to fly and talk to animals! Don’t worry I would let you know what Tabs has been saying all these years!

  390. Jarucha says:

    I color my hair at home all the time. I don’t want to spend the extra money at the salon and prefer to use that money for clothes/makeup.

  391. Bennie Martins says:

    Oooh, lurrvvee Sephora, I remember travelling through europe and I went berzerk in that shop. I wish that brought it to OZ! memories aaaahhhh,

  392. Amanda says:

    my favorite superhero of all time is SheRah from Heman….definitly a childhood fave!!

  393. Susan Albert says:

    Are you a Glee an? I’m going to see the tour this week. Can’t wait

  394. nat says:

    i’ve dyed my hair at home before, and it turned out horrible. never again. thank goodness i have a cousin who is a hair stylist. now i don’t have to do anything myself. lol.

  395. Denise says:

    I had instand noodles, tacos and some flavored nachos for dinner. Washed down with some iced tea. I am so full!
    Denise recently posted … Blossom with Maybellines Lip Smooth Color Bloom

  396. Laurenn says:

    just a couple more days summer vacation…!

  397. Britt vonstrange says:

    I would want the super power to find the perfect pale foundation for oily skin lol

  398. Julia C. says:

    Happy Sunday, Karen! I just got home from a week vacation at HHI and am still trying to recover! :-)

  399. Maddie says:

    Yay! I love giveaways. Thanks for the chance, Karen! I need some humidity-proof makeup. Hope everyone has a super Sunday.

  400. Adj says:

    Biggest beauty pet peeve? Hangnails :)

    Superpower? Hmm….I’ve always liked the idea of being super-persuasive…
    Adj recently posted … The Warrior Dash or- Would you like mud with your run

  401. Miss Kitty says:

    best super power ever would be generating kittens how good would that be on a bad day like PEW PEW PEW TINY CATS
    Miss Kitty recently posted … 100TH POST YO also- MUFE aqua liner 14 review- photos- swatches

  402. Kayla K says:

    I would totally be the villain! For some reason, I’m always on the villains’ side… Unless it’s a lame villain, of course! But usually they’re pretty badass. Maybe it’s just the evil side of me comin’ out ;] I can’t even begin to imagine what my evil mission would be… Maybe I’d steal all the makeup from the beauty lovers from the world. Then, Karen, you could be the hero and come after me! Haha :]

  403. Beth says:

    It’s dance recital day for my kids! They are excited about getting their makeup and hair done!

  404. stephanie says:

    I have been a fan of x-men ever since I stole my older brothers comics. =)

  405. Monica says:

    I’d love to try out new products at Sephora! :)
    Monica recently posted … GOLD GOLD GOLD!!

  406. shannon says:

    I thought the MAC Big Bounce shadows looked a little thin for cremes.

  407. Jessica says:

    One hour ago I was having oatmeal with cranberries for breakfast. So yummy!

  408. Adria says:

    Saw the new X-Men movie on Friday afternoon with the hubby. Michael Fassbender- not only is he hot, he can act his butt off! His performance as Magneto was. turned. out! I thought January Jones’ Emma Frost was hella boring, though. Couldn’t they have gotten Emily Blunt to do that role? She would have rocked it. And yes, the X-Men comic has serious social issues underlining their stories; it’s shocking how complex it can get.

    Saw Bridesmaids last night: so funny, and so touching at the same time. Definitely go see it!

  409. chibicheeks says:

    NKOTBSB sounds kinda silly to me, honestly :P

  410. Christine Lin says:

    Craving NARS Gina blush!

  411. Kathryn says:

    I recently dyed my hair at home with Lush henna, and really liked it! I think I will continue to use that product.

  412. Lauren says:

    happy to be in the same place i was an hour ago: in bed watching tv!
    Lauren recently posted … Lush- Hair Doctor

  413. Tiffany Lee says:

    I dyed my hair at home one time, and it will be the last!!!!!! It was a brownish color on top of my blonde hair and it made it a greenish color….YIKES!!!!!!

  414. Jamie says:

    I’ve dyed my hair at home before – blonde underneath my black hair, looked pretty cool actually!

  415. Inday says:

    Wish I may, wish I might, win this Sephora gift card tonight *closes eyes & wishes really hard*

  416. Abigail Champaco says:

    Hoping that tomorrow isn’t really Monday..:P

  417. Aidan says:

    Where did the whole super heros in tight long underwear thing get started? Doesn’t that just seem foolishly impractical?

  418. Emily says:

    It is super hott outside today, I think that I might just stay inside.

  419. Sabaaah says:

    Pick meeeee!

  420. Liz Mc says:

    I love Wonder Woman, probably because I have the same coloring as her. And yes, I color my hair at home – it saves money but I tend to make a real mess out of the bathroom!

  421. Lisa says:

    Hopefully once I shake off this whole “finals” situation I can go catch a movie! Glad to hear some good stuff about the new XMen…

  422. Carissa says:

    I don’t know what superhero I would be, but I definitely know that one of my powers would be to fly. How awesome would that be?? You’d save so much money on gas!!

  423. Eva Sofia says:

    I loooove cat woman and she has always been my favorite. I like the x-men too, and I did collect some of the comics as I was growing up (I’m a geek! I admit it :D )

    I also color my hair at home, it is cheaper to do so since salons are so expensive. Its funny because my husband is the one that colors my hair, I can’t seem to do it myself. He takes forever, but he is awesome! he does a great job :)

  424. rebecca salant says:

    Sailor moon was defiantly my favorite when i was little, does that count as a superhero? haha

  425. diana balcazar says:

    I love this blog! Thanks to bloglovin, I was able to find and follow it.

  426. Maribel F. says:

    If I were a superhero, my name woulde be Superpequepé!!! LOL
    Thank you!

  427. Liz says:

    My makeup pet peeve has to be a cakey, powdery foundation face and of course a drastic difference in color of face and neck!

  428. mm says:

    I think it’d be fun to try being a superhero villain…just not forever!

  429. Cbear says:

    I would be..Mascara Woman – battling clumpy, spidery lashes since 1987.

  430. Tiffany says:

    I wish I was motivated enough to exercise everyday….must get in shape for summer! ><

  431. Atifa says:

    I found a new beauty guru on youtube and I am so excited to start watching her videos. I love that feeling of coming a across a new guru and knowing your next few days of youtube watching are predetermined, and it’s for a good reason! Woo! :D
    Atifa recently posted … HG Facial Lotion- Olay Moisturizing Lotion for Sensitive w-o SPF

  432. wy says:

    pick me pick me please!

  433. Nicole says:

    I stopped dying my hair at home AND altogether a few years ago. Too much of a hassle!

  434. Cassy says:

    Happy Sunday! I just got back from a trip with my bf to New Jersey. He wanted to go to a horror movie convention there which I usually hate, but really had a good time this time
    Cassy recently posted … Personal Babble

  435. chibu74 says:

    YAY, summertime

  436. Laura says:

    I would love to be able to teleport!! Going anywhere in the blink of an eye would be so awesome.

  437. Stef Smith says:

    Trying to decide what color to paint my fingernails, I think I’m going with Essie’s Braziliant!

  438. Clara says:

    Enjoying a lazy sunday :)

  439. Jenn says:

    If I were a superhero..hmm. I think I would like to have Storm’s powers or maybe the invisible woman from fantastic 4.

  440. desi says:

    spending the day with bf. lazy weekend around the house because i have a cold :/

  441. reem says:

    I love lipsticks

  442. Patty says:

    Bought new pet food storage containers yesterday. The cats are foiled again…no more midnight raids on the cat food bag! (or the dog food bag, either).

  443. Dana says:

    Lovin’ the new show “Franklin & Bash” on TNT…Breckin Meyer is fun-sized adorable and I got to see Mark-Paul Gosselar’s hiney!! BONUS!!

  444. mrsshukra says:

    Hawaii graduations are the most awesome!

  445. lisa says:

    i can’t wait to get the evolution revolution lipglass!! hope you had a great weekend!

  446. Alice says:

    I’ve never dyed my hair at all XD

  447. penelope says:

    I am dying to get my hands on the Naked Palette! I feel like I would never need to buy another eyeshadow for my entire life!

  448. Francesca says:

    I am totally addicted to neutral eyeshadows. Looking for a new one online right now.

  449. Monique says:

    My friend and I only dye each other’s hair in her bathroom! And we’ve never gotten bad results. (:

  450. Jess says:

    X-Men First Class was awesome, wasn’t it?! Definitely a great new cast!

  451. Chris J says:

    sigh. my the first day of my last college course ever starts tomorrow, 8am x_x

  452. katie says:

    Hey Tabs and Karen!

    If I was a superhero I’d help save beauty victims from their despair! I’d swoop in (with the help of your blog, of course) and assist them as fast as possible! No bad colors or mistakes will ever make it out of the house again! I would have a serious brush belt on and I would be undercover working as a chemist during the day.. who knew!

    Hope this made you both laugh, or at least Tabs.. I know he is hard to please especially of late!

    Lots of beauty love to you!
    Katie

  453. Yoyo says:

    I think one of the coolest superheroes ever is Batman because, unlike most other super heroes, he doesn’t have some super power like flight or invisibility. He’s just a bamf who wants to save people!

  454. Alka says:

    On a three day road trip with 3 kids and the grandparents. What was I thinking? No wonder hubby decided to sit this one out.

  455. Sylvia says:

    Love your Blog! :)

  456. Alex Willis says:

    I love love love your blog! I just found it and now look at it everyday :)

  457. Stephanie says:

    Ditto.

  458. Kristy says:

    I can’t wait for all the new movies coming out this summer!

  459. ashley says:

    just got off work.. about to head to my other job

  460. Julia says:

    My husband and I watched the X-Men movie today and loved it. I collected comics for years when I was young. The owners of the local comic book store where we usually bought our stuff knew me and my brothers by name because we were there so often. I had a whole box of X-men comic books protected by bags and boards, and then my mom got rid of them! It broke my heart. Yes, I was a nerd. And now I collect lip glosses and blushes the way I used to collect comic books. I think my collecting habit now is much more expensive.

  461. Lisha says:

    Hero or villain? hmmm…maybe a bit of both. I’d have to have a kick-ass costume, though. That’s non-negotiable.

  462. Amy says:

    I weeded in the garden today and now my hands are stained with dirt. Methinks a manicure may be in order!

  463. Erica says:

    I dye my hair sometimes with l’oreal healthy look in the light auburn color, though it doesn’t have a huge effect. It just gives my hair a little bit more oomph because it makes it more reddish.

  464. Liz says:

    Oddly enough, I’ve never dyed my hair. Ever. At home or at a salon.

  465. Sara says:

    I dye my hair at home all the time! :)

  466. Beth says:

    I’ve never dyed my hair at home, but I received a horrible dye job at a Hair Cuttery (I’m a natural blonde and she gave me dark maroon hair when I asked for red). I had to spend a ton to get the color corrected at a real salon. I vowed then never to go a Hair Cuttery again, not even for a trim. Live and learn…

  467. gabby says:

    The only time I went to dye my hair at a salon was when I would get highlights. Since, I dye my hair dark brown, I dye it at home.

  468. Kris says:

    double ditto

  469. Joy P. says:

    My day is not complete without visiting and reading your blog! :)
    More power Karen :D

  470. vivian says:

    i just started my new summer job! i’m very excited : )

  471. Barbara says:

    Love, love, love your blog, and am psyched for another Sephora contest! Thank you!!
    Barbara recently posted … Experiencing Technical Difficulties

  472. Elle says:

    Speaking of superheroes: For all you anime nerds out there, I just finished watching “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” and I AM SO INSPIRED!

  473. Sophie says:

    I am scarred from dying my hair at home since using a kit at home in seventh grade that left blobby orange streaks in my hair!! I hope I win soo bad because I am dying to buy the Urban Decay Naked Palette and cannot justify spending 48 dollars on it!! Love your site fellow cat lady :)
    -Sophie ( and the kitties holly and otto)

  474. Cybelle Oliveira says:

    today I spend my day in a buddist temple, meditating, eating very good veggie food…

  475. Maple says:

    I have never, ever dyed my hair before. I’m a haircolor virgin!

  476. Ginelle says:

    Been loving the Falsies mascara from Maybelline!

  477. Audrey says:

    An hour ago I was… seeing the new X-Men in the theater! (:

  478. Ondina says:

    Managed to get about 30 minutes on a lounge chair enjoying the late afternoon sunshine and an adult beverage without hearing “mama” every 2 minutes…and wore lovely BeneFIT Bella Bamba today!

  479. Diana says:

    I loved X-Men: First Class! Awesome movie. Love your blog. *hopes to win*

  480. Lisa says:

    I’ve mostly been working today. But, I did sleep in!

  481. mn says:

    Just got an electric blue mascara- I know that it’s very 80′s but I like using it on my lower lashes- it’s a subtle way to deliver a bit of color. .

  482. Kasey says:

    I can’t wait to get some new Urban Decay products!

  483. Aileen says:

    I spend at least 2 hours a day reading your blogs….old and new. Thanks for the great advice! I enjoy the mascara reviews the most since I’m a mascara junkie! Right now, I’m torn between MAC Haute and Naughty and Lancome Hypnose…love them both! :)

  484. Annie says:

    My biggest beauty pet peeve is when you finally found a beauty product you love it becomes discontinued! It took me a long time to find the perfect foundation and powder with the right color match but now it is discontinued.=( So I was just at Sephora today looking for new ones. This gift certificate would come be perfect for my search! =)

  485. michelle says:

    hi karen! :) i’m an undercover make up artist! lol jk. i just <3 doing/everything about make up & it's a secret! :X

  486. heidi says:

    just went lingerie shopping with my friend for her wedding! :)

  487. Apple says:

    You’re so lucky to always have Sephora e-gift cards! :)

  488. Casey says:

    I’ve never dyed my hair. Ever. In my life.

  489. saku says:

    I’d maybe be a hero with an interesting side.

  490. Julieee says:

    I love the frequent sephora gift card giveaways! :)

  491. cassi teague says:

    Yay! Giveaway time!! My biggest makeup pet peeve is… Well, I have two. 1 is over tanning, you know… The orange look. The other is the makeup line on the bottom of the face around the chin!!

  492. linda says:

    can’t wait for isla sirena collection to be released.

  493. Kristina says:

    An hour ago I was walking my dogs (2 miles!) and thus giving my kitten some much needed peace and quiet. Plus she like to have the rule of the house, but only for a little bit, then she gets lonely.
    Kristina recently posted … Lipstick Tag

  494. Nou says:

    I always dye my hair at home!

  495. Michelle says:

    I’d love to win a Sephora GC! I always dye my hair at home, in fact I’m off to do it right now!

  496. Mary Begum says:

    It’s sunday june 5 11:24 yay im not late… i love ur blog darling :) checking ur blog its now a daily routine

  497. Essy says:

    Waiting for my delayed flight at my layover in Philadelphia at 11:30pm, the sounds I hear are an interesting mix of “We Are the World” elevator-style, CNN’s coverage of a murder trial, and a lady at another gate screaming about missing her flight. We are the world, indeed.
    Essy recently posted … Big- Bright &amp Bold Eye Dramatizing Color Collection

  498. Alison says:

    About an hour ago I was eating a swirl cone from Dairy Queen! Yum!

  499. Kay says:

    Can’t wait to watch X-Men: First Class!

  500. Melessa says:

    i tried dyeing my hair at home once. i think it was clairol. i was trying for a light blond but i got, if anything, a dark tint.

    and the backstreek boys/ new kids on the block reunion is awesome!!!

  501. Sara P. says:

    I dyed my hair at gome once, and it looked terrible! I will never do that again!

  502. Stephanie says:

    I loved X-Men.

  503. roz says:

    trying more nail colors today

  504. Gaby Diaz says:

    I started wearing makeup a few months ago when i moved out of my parents house, now i am proud to say that i consider myself a makeup addict!!!

  505. Elle says:

    I heard First Class was awesome!

  506. Julie says:

    My biggest beauty pet peeve is finding opened and partially used makeup at the store. It’s always the product I most want and the last of the batch :(

  507. Maya says:

    Having an exam in an hour or so… Yeah, school.

  508. Tuhina says:

    i really enjoyed X-men First Class too. I was pleasantly surprised.

  509. Sahina says:

    I really need to stop being so lazy and start sewing up my fall wardrobe.

  510. My biggest beauty pet peeve has to be what Julie said–getting a product home and realizing someone else had used it. Also people who do gross things with tester products at stores.
    Samantha Kara recently posted … Look Of The Day- Prideful Yellow

  511. Liz says:

    An hour ago, I’d just gotten up and was munching away on breakfast, :). I’ve never dyed my hair, at home or otherwise, but I’m thinking of getting some highlights lately.

  512. penelope says:

    Thank you so much Karen! I can’t believe I won! I have never won anything in my life!
    :)

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