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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Deanna G.! Congratulations, Deanna! 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
Good morning, glory. :) I hope your day got off to a wonderful start. I’m slowly waking up out here. Got my big Christmas mug filled with coffee in my paws, so that should do the trick. It’s a little chilly and overcast now, but it looks like the kind of gray that usually burns off by the afternoon. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

I can’t recall having anything I’m supposed to do this weekend…at least nothing I can remember now, and that’s perfectly fine by me. Really, I’d just like to relax, maybe go to a late breakfast at Marvin’s, vacuum the house — correction, I’d like Tabs to vacuum the house, seeing as it’s his fur that gets all over the place — and maybe catch up on my reading and brainless TV.



Brainless TV. Ya know, nowadays, that’s my favorite kind. It’s comforting and easy to digest, like good porridge.

Of course, I just thought of a show that I’m looking forward to watching that doesn’t fit into the brainless TV category at all. It’s called Torchwood. Have you seen it? It’s sort of like the X-Files, Angel and Dr. Who all rolled into one. I loved the first few seasons when it was on BBC America. It’s been on a long hiatus, but it’s back again with a new season, and now it’s on Starz and takes place in LA (I believe). I missed the first episode last Friday. Gotta try and track that down…

Anywho, I’m going to plant myself on the couch for a few minutes, but I’ll be back soon.

Oh, I almost forgot. It’s also…

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 (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, who’s your favorite female character on TV? Have you ever worked on a ranch or a farm? When you hear the word “beauty,” what’s the first word that pops into your head? Who makes your very favorite nail polish in the entire world? What do you think about camping? — 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/rgFFOk

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, July 10, 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. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Deanna G.! Congratulations, Deanna! 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. Rosalie says:

    My favorite nail polish is probably Sephora By OPI even though most people don’t like it
    I absolutely LOVE the color Havana Dreams, it’s like a light sky blue sooo pretty!

  2. JenJ says:

    Being a lazy bum right. However I on youtube and now somewhat inspired to play in my makeup. We shall see if I make any moves today lol!!!!

  3. terry says:

    Ok… My favourite nail polish ever is probably OPI DS Glamour. Which I paid an inordinate amount of money for. And I changed my nail polish 3 times today, which just about classifies me as crazy, LOL.

  4. sandy says:

    hi karen! are you picking up anything from the nordstrom anniversary sale? I got some butter london polishes that are LOVE!

  5. Jamie Rebecca says:

    i am sooooooooo pumped that True Blood’s season has started again. i love lafayette, “hookaa pleaseeee”! hahah

  6. My favorite female character on TV is Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl.
    BrooklynShoeBabe recently posted … Oh Holy Hell

  7. shusheshe says:

    Wow, am I actually first to comment? And no, I’ve never worked on a ranch or a farm!

  8. Nina says:

    yay MBB! :)

  9. Malia says:

    I’m moving, yeahhh :D

  10. marebear9 says:

    i’m a new advocate of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dry nail polish. sooo many colors to choose from and buying them all won’t kill my (college-student) budget :)

  11. Emily says:

    You weren’t kidding about the EvRev sparkle! I couldn’t stop staring at my lips!

  12. Ann says:

    I just saw that ep of Torchwood last night & was googling to find out more about the show. Its one I’ll have to add to my dvr list cuz I never watch anything at the regular time. I think I’ll go back & watch the previous seasons on netflix. Have a great Saturday!

  13. Sannah says:

    Camping is really not my thing, tried it, tested it, do not like it. Mainly because of the lack of comfort.

  14. Sara says:

    Thanks for all the awesome giveaways Karen!! :)

  15. Erin P says:

    The thought of Torchwood without Ianto makes me a very sad panda. I can’t bring myself to watch the new episode. :(

  16. Judy says:

    Planning to spend this beautiful saturday watching romantic comedies on my couch LOL

  17. Tracy Hathaway says:

    I still haven’t found that absolute perfect nail color. I think it’s because I’m so ADD that I love everything!

  18. Leah says:

    Sookie Stackhouse is my favorite tv character. I love that she’s a sweet, innocent waitress one minute and then entangled in vampire drama the next!

  19. I am not an outdoors-y girl. An adventure for me IS Sephora. lol

  20. Tiffany says:

    I wish I had nothing to do this weekend!!!

  21. Colleen b says:

    i need to go shopping soo bad.

  22. Jackie says:

    When think of “beauty,” I think of fun!

  23. May says:

    Going to bake some cake!

  24. lorraine says:

    chanel wild rose looks pretty!

  25. Ali says:

    I just caught my first product from Sephora two weeks ago and love it!! I of course bought the NAME pallet from UD and love it!! My Twitter name is @smalismith :)

  26. Courtney Washington says:

    I love Russian Navy by OPI, it’s a great color because it changes colors depending on how the light hits your nails.

  27. raquel says:

    went for a walk with my 2 kids,lovely weather today!

  28. Elfa says:

    I grew up on a farm. It was…interesting. I much prefer living in the city and eating at upscale vegan resteraunts. :)

  29. Nadia A, says:

    This weekend will be spent with family, doing a little bit of cleaning, and running errands. One of the areas I need to clean is my makeup area. I don’t have a vanity table so I have to use my dresser and my IKEA Alex 9 drawer unit, where I store my makeup, as my makeup area. Both are in need of a little cleaning/organizing.

  30. Nikkiteen says:

    I think my mother and I deserve a new parfum. :)

  31. Cacau says:

    Do you watch Game of Thrones? It is amazing. I’m reading the fist book now and I’m loving it!
    Also, have you ever visited Brazil, my home land? :) I think I’d enjoy it.
    Cacau recently posted … Quick FOTD from yesterday

  32. Kristin says:

    I need to do my nails today! They are lookin’ all kinds of raggedy.

  33. Fayeth says:

    I just love Deborah Lippmann nail polish… the glitter ones to be exact.

  34. Clara says:

    Enjoying a lazy weekend at home.

  35. Vijaya says:

    I’m in a really good mood. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Vijaya recently posted … Linnaeus Cosmetics Review: The Orchid Dottyback Collection (And Some Info!)

  36. Marilyn says:

    Sounds like a great morning! I’m still in bed!

  37. I would love to go camping- my boyfriend adores it, but due to my mild OCD and hypochondria it’s difficult for me because I constantly have to keep “clean”. I’m working on it though, and hope to be able to go camping with him one day! :) My OCD and hypochondria is up to the point where all my makeup and makeup brushes are cleaned and disinfected at least twice a week, every day if I could hahaha! On the plus side, it means I love my stuff :D

  38. I’m going to have a very looong weekend swamped with work but hoping to visit Sephora later to reward myself hee hee :P

  39. Christina says:

    I feel like a hermit but thankfully my hunny is taking me out tonight. And speaking on nails its a fight between Commander in Chic from Sally Hansen OR!! Edyta by Zoya. I’m feeling sparkles but creme at the same time. :o

  40. Jamelyn says:

    I am a total reality show junkie! And I’m proud of it! :)

  41. Melissa says:

    I always have to have my finger nail & toe nail polish matching.

  42. Sabrinna says:

    Favorite nail polish for the summer! i just recently found it! its by china glaze, now i dont remember the name. but its a shimmery blue/green :) reminds me of the ocean when i see it! too bad i cant paint my nails. lol

  43. Stacey says:

    I just bought the Wet N wild Comfort zone palette and LOVE the colors on the left side and the duocrome blue/brown on the bottom right. It wore 10 hours at work with Nyx HD primer!

  44. Shana says:

    I never wear matching polish — my fingers are always borings-ville. Thank you, conservative job.

  45. Kickback says:

    My favorite nail polish is made by Essie. They can do NO wrong!

  46. Harpa says:

    I was a “cowgirl” for a few summers when I was a teenager. Cows are very smart you know…. For example: Every “crack of dawn” and every evening I would walk up the hills or to the heyfield and herd the cows to the cowshed and usually they only had to see me to know what to do; walk to the cowshed. Well, one day I was in exceptionally grouchy mood, stomped to the fields towards the cows, expecting them to move as soon as they laid eyes on me. Oh, they saw me alright…. and they did.not.lift.a.hoof. Just looked at my with those big lazy we-know-you´re-in-a-bad-mood-and-we-soooo-cannot-be-bothered- eyes. After 30 min or so of eye scratching teenager tantrum, my boss, the farmer, came and relieved my of my duties….. And of course, OF COURSE the frigging, and might I add, SMUG, cows moved their lazy a** as soon as the farmer showed his face!

    Not my finest moment….

  47. Aleeya says:

    Wow! All of the Mac Blogger’s collection is sold out. How cool is that? I can’t wait until they restock so I can get another EvRev, Jealousy Wakes, and Sonaran Rain.

  48. Beth says:

    I want to be CJ Craig from The West Wing when I grow up. ;)

  49. Alison says:

    Overall, my favorite polishes are probably Sephora by OPI. But I’ve recently acquired a few Zoya and Butter London polishes, and they’re great too.

  50. Cherer says:

    Want a beauty make over!

  51. DalaLuz says:

    Getting ready to watch the live streaming from HH Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra teachings in Washington :-) I love how you can be part of such wonderful occasions, right from you own screen!

  52. Lorinda Hicks says:

    Would love to be able to get my hands on a few Stila shadows!

  53. Chris25 says:

    I just got back from grocery shopping at TJs. i bought the Organic iced Tea & Lemonade combo, and veggie burgers for lunch!

  54. Laura says:

    Would love to win this card!

  55. fio says:

    My favorite brand of nail polishes would have to be china glaze!! i love the variety of colors they offer and im excited to try their crackle polishes.

  56. Sellen says:

    I’ve never watched Torchwood but I feel like it’s a show I need to get into!

  57. Nia says:

    LOVE Sephora…would love it even more if their MUF selection were greater! (At least the one by me is somewhat limited.)

  58. Tukta says:

    Just got home from seeing Transformers 3.
    OMG!
    Im going to see it again and again!
    I’m falling in love with those Autobots!!!!!!!

  59. Mariel L says:

    My favorite female “character” on TV is NeNe Leakes from RHOA!

  60. Karen says:

    Camping! Im going to South Padre Island in Texas and I get to go camping on the beach!

  61. Tehra says:

    Speaking of nail polish…I am loving the brand Essie, it lasts for weeks and comes off easily. My favorite is Topless and Barefoot, the perfect sandy nude shade! :)

  62. Joyce says:

    I can’t wait for Buberry’s line of brushes to come out, in the Fall hopefully.

    They already released some of their eye brushes, but I’m more interested in their face brushes.

  63. Cassy says:

    It’s funny you said camping as I was just talking to my boyfriend about it the other day. I of course did the requisite Girl Scout camping when I was younger (and hated it) Now that I’m grown, though, I realize I come from a long line of females to which camping means spending a night in a hotel. True story, it’s totally roughing it. I mean limited outfit changes, the possibility of having forgotten something at home… terrifying.

  64. Cecille says:

    Oh weekend! Hoping to get my to do list done, and still have time for play.

  65. Sara says:

    My favorite character is The Closer’s Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson- thank yoooou…

  66. Celia says:

    My fav nail polish line is OPI. I’ve tried others, but it’s usually the brush that bugs me (ie too wide, too thin).

    As for Torchwood, I miss Ianto & Tosh. I hope it does well now that it’s on Starz, especially since I heat Capt Jack Hartness.

  67. Zsuzsi says:

    I have two favorite women from tv. The first is Lorelai Gilmore, the second is Spencer Hastings (from pretty little liars).

    great giveaway, have a nice day! :)

  68. Tina Lane says:

    When I first hear beauty, I always think of beauty and the beast…not very original, but that is literally what i first think about

  69. Nina ET. says:

    Hi karen,

    My favorite female character would have to be Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood

  70. Abby says:

    My favorite female TV character is Veronica from Veronica Mars. Or possibly Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  71. Joanne says:

    I love Elena from Vampire Diaries. I think she is adorable with Ian Somerhalder in real life!

  72. Loisa says:

    My favorite female character would have to be LOIS from Family Guy. LOVE HER!! and of course family guy. Favorite show :)

  73. Laura says:

    Thanks for taking the time to write this great blog! :)

  74. Michelle says:

    nice weather we’re having

  75. jennyleah31 says:

    i’m studying for the CPA exam (certified public accountant) and i’ve been putting lipstick and lipgloss on b4 studying… maybe a bit crazy bc i’m at home by myself but damnit i’m addicted to gloss!

  76. Jessica says:

    I actually grew up on a farm! It definitely teaches you about hard work.

  77. Mai says:

    My favorite nail polish has to be OMG by China Glaze!

  78. Melissa says:

    I only like camping if it’s in a (nice) RV LOL.

  79. Kristina E. says:

    I have never worked on a ranch or farm, but my mother did. She used to always work after High School. My mom was a pea picker with my Lolo.

  80. JenMo says:

    I have worked on a farm, but it never stopped me from doing the nails or watching as much of Grey’s Anatomy as I could. I love coral glow as a fingernail polish. It just makes my nails pop.

  81. Aidan says:

    I went to my salon today and they told me I have super dry hair, eeee. Time to stock up!

  82. Bev says:

    I personally really enjoy camping. Growing up we even had a camper and would take it out and about almost every weekend. My children though? They think a night spent in a Marriott is camping! Lol:)

  83. Jessi says:

    I’m so glad it’s the weekend! I have a 4 day weekend and I desperately need the rest before starting my second class this summer!
    Jessi recently posted … Hard Candy Baked Blush in Living Doll Swatches and Review

  84. Zoey says:

    My favorite female character on TV is Chuck of Pushing Daisies. She is just so lovely!

  85. Jennifer says:

    I love to camp, until I heard someone was assaulted at my favorite campground last weekend. :( It may be awhile before we go back!

  86. Shery says:

    OPI’s teenage dream from the katy perry collection is my favourite <3 so cute!

  87. Amy says:

    I’m catching up on So You Think You Can Dance and trying to decide what color to paint my nails! It’s too hard to choose!

  88. Iram says:

    i think you’re absolutely gorgeous! ♥ :)
    just thought I’d tell you that lol

    And tabs is adowable! :)
    Iram recently posted … A Love of Louboutins & Leopard Print

  89. lillian omari says:

    I am getting ready to go on vacation hoping to get a nice tan. I need a getaway.

  90. Christina Cusumano says:

    i love OPI AND ESSIE NAILPOLISH!! i also loooooove lauren conrad….!!!! <3

  91. Melitina says:

    Ooh, my favorite character would be Sarah Sidle from CSI, played by kick-ass Jorja Fox. Such a complex and bad ass female character!

  92. Jennifer says:

    I <3 torchwood.. So mad that I don't subscribe to Starz and can't get it on Netflix for 90 days~

  93. Honestly, whenever I sign into bloglovin’, I always check out MBB first!

  94. Jessica Leigh says:

    I love British television, so I am definitely going to check out Torchwood!

  95. cyra says:

    camping is fun :)

  96. Alix says:

    Just got Butter London polish in Hen Party — love it.

    In other news, I hate humidity!

  97. Christina says:

    I love me some Sephora!

  98. Erin says:

    One of my fave female tv characters is Buffy. Remember the Vampire Slayer?? She pretty much kicked a$$, and looked good while doing it!!

  99. Jenny says:

    I would love to work on a farm!

  100. Claudenka says:

    worked on a bee farm one summer :) surprisingly, i’ve never been stung be a bee!

  101. Jamie says:

    I’ve got a weekend filled with studying, but I’m hoping at some point to make it to the mall. Right now I’m making a cup of coffee, and then I’m off to start reading!

  102. sarah says:

    I absolutely LOVE Captain Jack Harkness. *swoon*

  103. Step says:

    I’ve been into Butter London’s All Hail the Queen lately but generally, my favorites are any of the Zoya sparkly polishes.

  104. Jody says:

    I never worked on a ranch. Thank god.

  105. Coral says:

    Torchwood and True Blood is like a fountain of crazy goodness. I really do with that the shows were a bit longer with the episodes. But the fact that they are on is almost good enough.

  106. Texas says:

    I’m at work listening to Beyonce, now online shopping on Sephora in hopes that I win!

  107. Danielle says:

    Congrats on your anniversary!

  108. Tamara says:

    My favorite female character on TV is Pam from True Blood haha. Sassy!

  109. Tuhina Dayal says:

    My current favorite female TV character is Dr. Temperance Brennan from Bones.
    Love that show!

  110. Trudy says:

    My favorite nail polish brand is Essie. Have a nice weekend!

  111. K says:

    in my family, if you have something going on in your life, the number of cheesy/stupid jokes made about you increases exponential. oh well!

  112. One of my favorite characters on TV is Dr. Temperance Brennan from Bones–love her!! Though she’s not the only badass female on TV ;)

  113. Lindsey says:

    I’m trying to decide if I want to stay home and clean today or if I want to take my dog to the river. Obviously the river would be more fun, but my apartment could definitely use some TLC.

    Hope I win!

  114. bruna louise says:

    i think i like emily from pretty little liars! ^^

  115. Nikki says:

    My favorite female character on tv is probably Alicia from “The Good Wife”. So stoic and strong. Works and is good at her job!

  116. Sara says:

    Ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh, I can’t wait to watch Torchwood either! I loved the seassons I saw on the BBCA. I missed the little special they had, Children of the Earth, I think it was called.

    Favorite female character….I’d have to think about that. You know there really aren’t many female characters that strike me as entertaining as many male characters. Maybe we need a good female anti-hero full of vices, snappy one-liners, and a metric ton of badassery. Mostly they just end up cheesily falling for some guy or just being a stereotype.

  117. Candace Dessert says:

    hi karen…. i just bought a nymphette lipglass per your shining unsung hero recommendation. I cannot wait to get it… I love your ev rev…. its the best lipgloss ever… goes with everything… can tone down a strong color perfectly.. or stand alone and shine…. love your blog girl…

    Candy from louisiana

  118. shirley says:

    LA is so hot and humid!

  119. Mindy M. says:

    Unless it’s old school primitive camping, it’s not actually camping!! I don’t see the point of “camping” if you bring a camper that can be hooked up to electricity so you can watch satellite tv and have all the comforts of home.

  120. Jessica says:

    I love dr who and all things sci fy yet I haven’t been able to get into torchwood

  121. Olivia T. says:

    Honest to god, I feel naked when Im not wearing nail polish! It’s just become part of me… :D

  122. Marina says:

    When I read the word “beauty”, I immediately think “smile”. Is that odd? I think a smile is always gorgeous.

    Hmm…favorite character on TV is Gossip Girl’s Blair. LOVE her!

  123. steph b says:

    I’m all about the mindless tv. I love a few minutes to escape into some other world.

  124. Kristy says:

    I’ve been loving splash of grenadine by essie. It’s the perfect color for summer!

  125. Kim says:

    Chuck has recently become one of my favorite shows. ever

  126. Keyonna says:

    My favorite cartoon character was Sailor Moon. Wish they’d bring her back!

  127. TheMissTrious says:

    Love from ¨Paris !

  128. valentina says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D <3 <3 <3

  129. Libby says:

    My favorite nail polish is OPI Siberian Nights. It’s a dark purple that looks almost black but it’s more flattering than black on my ultra-pale skin!

  130. BettyS says:

    I love camping. I prefer the type of camping where you hike to location, not back up your car and pull out a tent and cooler. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to go; it used to be me, the hub, and one dog, and all three of us would hike. Now we’ve got two dogs and a two year old, and one bad back and one fussy knee.

    I am wanting more of those Sephora jumbo, 12-hour wear, waterproof liners. I’m absolutely loving them, and they’re half the price as the UD version! I bought one in black and it wings out very nicely and lasts just as well as UD’s. I’m wanting 15 purple, 09 khaki and 07 brown. I don’t think their brown is going to be as nice as UD’s Wasteland, but it’s worth a shot!

  131. Alka says:

    Love camping, worked on a cattle ranch one summer as a teen and my all time fave nail polish is Essie Mademoiselle. No favorite female tv characters right now but love, love, love Neal Caffrey (played by Matt Bomer) on the show White Collar.

  132. Lucia says:

    My fave female character on TV is Nikita =D There’s something about kickass women that I love. Arya from Game of Thrones is a close second =)

  133. Marlene says:

    A penny for my thoughts, an opportunity to win a Sephora card for my commentary ! How awesome, if only all things in life worked this way. Anywho, love your site . It has inspired me to wear more makeup.

    I am currently just a Bareminerals gal (mostly just the blush) and nothing more. Since the discovery of your site I have totally become inspired to be a little bit more adventurous. Oh and to improve my grammar skills.

  134. Y. says:

    hey karen!!
    today is my birthday:)
    um i do like essie nail polishes, they dry fast and come in a wide range of wearable colors with cool names! and i usually don’t have a problem with them chipping.

  135. Kylee says:

    i love to tyedye shits in the summer!!!

  136. Lisa says:

    Yes, I HAVE worked on a ranch- random question, indeed!

  137. Olivia A. says:

    Hey Karen, thanks for hosting the giveaway :-) It is so gorgeous outside today (in New England)! Hopefully the weather will hold up so my sister and I can go on a nice long hike when she has her vacation :-)

  138. Mary says:

    My fave nail polish brand is Zoya. <3

  139. Hermione says:

    My favorite nail polish is Sephora by OPI’s Slushied, from the Glee collection.
    I also like the OPI black shatter.

  140. mn says:

    Kittie vacuuming the house is only fair– we clean the litterbox, right?

  141. Ann Marie says:

    Now I have to call Time Warner and subscribe to STARZ!

  142. I never lived on a farm, but I did live in the country, and we had acreage and chickens, and more types of edible plants and fruits and berries growing in the yard than most farms!

  143. Natalie says:

    My favorite brand of nail polish is definitely O.P.I., followed closely by Essie.

  144. nekosan says:

    Yay, more Torchwood! I still haven’t seen any of the current season of Doctor Who, I really need to catch up.

  145. Lors says:

    Love hanging out in the country on a farm. So relaxing and laid back!

  146. Tilly says:

    Have a good weekend!

  147. L Jensen says:

    We LOVED BBCA Torchwood! Are any of the old actors on the new one?

    p.s. entering your Sephora giveaway :)

  148. Monika says:

    Just got home. Spent whole day at work so I am prety tired. I work in nice little shop with nice customers – still tiring to be on your foot 8hours a day. I wish I was able to order EvRev but of course they don´t offer it in Europe. Typical! Anyways, your blog always make my day somehow better:))

  149. Katherine says:

    I love camping, and am looking forward to trying backpacking this fall.

  150. Norlyn says:

    I just found your blog recently and immediately added it to my “constantly visited” blogs list. I didn’t realize Torchwood was out already – I’ll have to watch it!!

  151. Hope Angela says:

    My kitty is named after Reeses peanut butter cups. I rescued her from a tattered motel, i knew she was mine. I named her Reesie because she has a peanut butter swirl on,her head. —- My fav TV girl is Kimber on Niptuck. I love Erica Kane from all my children too ;) —- I grew up on a horse far. It was amazing because i had almost 17 kitties running around. Including a sister and brother duo :)

  152. Christine says:

    I have worked on a farm! I used to ride at this horse barn, and I mucked stalls for free lessons. It’s not really a glamorous first job, but hey, for free riding lessons, it was certainly worth it!

  153. Lisa says:

    I really love Clarins 230. I never thought I’d get my hands on it but it’s amazing!

  154. Amber says:

    On TV I always liked Sydney Bristow from ALIAS, she could kick bad guy butt while wearing MAC lipstick *and* 4 inch heels! ;)

  155. saba says:

    Sephora’s OPI Urban Ballerina set is the bomb! Love channeling my inner dancer.

  156. styleezta says:

    Opi is the best nail Polish!

  157. Christina says:

    Hi Karen,
    Love your blog and I read it every day. I live in the Bay Area, too! So, yeah, camping….I can handle it for one night. It seems like more work than anything else. Have a great weekend!

  158. betsy says:

    Bummed out today. Would love to win this!

  159. Laura says:

    I love camping and backpacking – except the not showering part!

  160. Jocelyn holmes says:

    I was hit by a truck 10 months ago and I’m still on crutches :( makes for a long year:( I love ur blog

  161. indoorkitty says:

    my very favorite np brand in the world is Rescue Beauty Lounge, although I’ll be honest and tell you I really didn’t feel the newest collection unveiled this week. My favorites from them are their 1-2 coat cremes like Teal and Grunge (amazing AMAZING pedi for deeper toned ladies like you and I) and for some reason their treatment system plays with my chemistry really well. If you have none of them, I’d like to you dip your toe into their collection with Grunge, 360 (if you ever find it! gah!), and Coral (eye searing pinky coral that makes men stop in their tracks and grab my hand. Well, maybe you don’t want that…).

    I’m slightly embarrassed to say I’m going to a NKOTB concert today. My bestie’s idea. She begged me. It’s a girls night. I’m debating doing 80s hair.

    Love ya K!!!! Have a beautiful Sundayyyyyy!

  162. Vanessa says:

    I’m getting ready for a fun night out. Yah, it’s only 3pm and we’re all not meeting up until 830pm but hey! Beauty takes precious time ;-)

  163. PS says:

    My idea of camping would include a nice log cabin to stay in that included a shower and a very nice fire place! :)

  164. Iann Espiritu says:

    It’s a beautiful day out today. But Im feeling like staying in.. (‘:

  165. Jen says:

    Camping in Australia can be a whole lot of fun. As we head further down south of Western Australia, the weather gets cooler, the dense shrubbery and dry bushland becomes more beautiful, and the joy of running into a Kangaroo is very likely!

    Although – of course, I go camping very rarely. Why miss out on all this wonderful Aussie bushland? —– Spiders. T___T

  166. Lillie says:

    I need a beauty pick-me-up!

  167. Sasha says:

    I really want to see torchwood! I sooo wish I had cable :p

  168. KPrice says:

    My fav nail polish is OPI, and I’m trying to decide what color I’m going to use today. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

  169. Laurenn says:

    My favorite nail polish brand is definitely essie!

  170. Gloria says:

    I’ve never worked on a ranch or a farm. But I am working off of just four hours of sleep!

  171. onegreatsmile says:

    My idea of camping is staying in a 5 star hotel and opening a window!! LOL!!

  172. Paula says:

    My favorite nail polish is Zoya. Their upcoming fall smoke & mirrors collection looks awesome!

  173. Karen says:

    I’m still so bitter that ABC cancelled Eastwick. I really loved that show. :)

  174. inycat says:

    Been in a makeup rut lately. Not feeling very motivated. Been loving your eye makeup lately!

  175. Michelle Lena says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve always loved OPI polishes, but lately i’ve become really impressed by Sally Hansen’s Complete Manicure set of polishes. I’ve bought two so far, Gilty Pleasure & Fairy Teal, & they last for several days without chipping. Plus, I love the fact that I don’t need to bother w/base & top coats. When I do, I always end up w/tons of air bubbles. I can’t wait to add more colors to my collection! Enjoy your Saturday!

  176. nebulina says:

    I’m arriving to the States in few days so having 50$ to spend at Sephora will be a great begining of my stay :)
    BTW, my favorite nail polish is Blue my mind (H&M)
    Kisses!

  177. Megan says:

    I would love to win this because I have been looking at the BB Creams lately and I really want to try them!

  178. Grace says:

    Going out on the town with my girls tonight ! Can’t wait!

  179. Darlene says:

    OPI is my favorite…also like Jade in “HOT PINK” but can’t seem to find it anywhere….came from a nail salon. It’s a coral/pink shade…so pretty.

  180. Bijou says:

    Last time I went camping was a sorority retreat… we ate marshmallows and went skinny dipping. That’s all I remember.

  181. helen says:

    I love Brenda Lee Johnson from The Closer (played by Kyra Sedgwick). She’s quirky and strong, but so human and flawed! I’m Sephora obsessed & MAC obsessed! Waiting for MAC to restock EvRev and Hocus Pocus! Have a great weekend.

  182. Maureen says:

    It’s warm and sunny here today.

  183. sienna moore says:

    i’ve been wanting benefit dallas pwder in a box, winning this contest would make mt summer!

  184. Courtney says:

    My favorite female TV character is Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. She’s quirky, smart, funny, looking for love in all the wrong places, and she comes across as a little crazy even though mostly there’s craziness going on all around her and she’s the only one who see’s it. And of course, Tina Fey is awesome!

  185. Simone says:

    Was just in Sephora this week… in need of more supplies :)

  186. karen says:

    Right now I’m entranced by Captivated from Cult Nails. I’m planning on painting my toenails with it today.

  187. Lauren Rose Miles says:

    I LOVE your site! I have shared it with everyone and always have to have my fix of your blog :)

  188. Esther says:

    Favorite female character on tv, Olivia Benson from Law and Order SVU she kicks butt!

  189. Joe says:

    Wife just made a big bowl of mango salsa – love to give her a gift card

  190. Chioma says:

    I really want the urban decay NAKED pallete!:)

  191. Jennifer says:

    Just got back from two weeks of camping in Jackson hole Wyoming. Now that is true love :)

  192. Christine says:

    My favorite female TV character has to be Cristina Yang. I know I’ll be stoned for this, but I would much prefer they call it Yang’s Anatomy :P.

  193. Jocelyn says:

    I love torchwood! I’m glad it’s coming back, even though I don’t have Starz.

  194. Bitsey says:

    Helped boyfriend clean his house for his parents’ visit. Now it’s time to watch a girly movie and give myself a pedicure (Revlon Make Mine Mango).

  195. Nicole says:

    I don’t know my most favorite female TV character but I do know my least favorite – Deb from Dexter. Ugh.

  196. Maggie says:

    I think my favorite female character on TV is Toph from Avatar, though it’s not on anymore :P On a show that’s currently on air, probably Temperance Brennan on Bones. Or Sookie Stackhouse… Tough call.

    My favorite nail polishes in the world are Galaxy Girl, Lunar Eclipse and Space Cadet from the ORLY Galaxy FX collection and have been ever since they came out! I’m a sucker for sparkly multi-chromes.

    Also, I picked up Impassioned lipstick with my latest round of Back2Mac empties after seeing your Unsung Heroes post on it. It’s AMAZING. Thanks for making me aware if it :)

  197. AAJ83 says:

    Having fun with my family :)

  198. Chandra Carver says:

    I have 4 dogs, all beagles mixes & it feels like I have a bunch of toddlers running around! Lol

  199. Shelley says:

    I like Essie Nailpolish!

  200. Raven says:

    I love camping! every summer, my boyfriend and I take along a little 6X6 tent and set it up in random places we find. One time we set it upon the side of this little dirtbiking trail, on the bank of a river. It was the perfect place, except unfortunately we had no idea it was on a farmers property and were awakened to the sound of his tractor passing by our tent.

  201. Heidi says:

    I love Zoya nail polishes. They used to be really hard to find, but my local Whole Foods just started carrying them. Today I’m wearing Zoya’s Phoebe, which is a matte turquoise.

  202. Anjali says:

    My favorite np is OPI Overexposed on South Beach :)

  203. Betony says:

    Been thinking about getting some pieces from the Tarte for True Blood collection. This gift card would make my decision soooo much easier! :)

  204. dani de la fuente says:

    my favorite polish has to be mermaid to order by sephora by opi. (hmmmmm i could probably buy a new one if i won the giftcard) lol

  205. Melissa says:

    I love camping! The campfire smell, relaxing, outdoor cooking, ect… Fun!!!

  206. Lunachat says:

    Shout out to T-Money and K-Dawg! Keep livin the dream. Peace!

  207. Christine says:

    Why have I never heard of this show ?! Definitely seems like something I would watch ;)

  208. Anka says:

    Love these giveaways, thank you!

  209. Patrice says:

    I’m really into thick, filled in brows lately. Homage to Liz Taylor. I like the 50′s feel.

  210. Allison says:

    My favorite female character has to be Gloria or Claire from Modern Family. They are too funny!

  211. Nancy says:

    I just tried the essence gel liner and OMG I can’t believe how awesome for such a tiny price. !! :)

  212. Farah says:

    Thanks so much, Karen, for this lovely giveaway!

    In terms of TV characters, I quite liked Kate from Lost, but apart from her, not many female characters stick out to me on American TV.

    However, in beauty land, I’m lusting after the Nars orgasm multiple….=)

  213. Marie says:

    Today is not a productive day. I’m just watching the Harry Potter marathon and reading through your entire blog since I just discovered your blog. I can’t wait until the final Harry Potter movie comes out. Mind you I’m 24 years old…don’t judge me lol.

  214. Sarah says:

    I <3 Sephora

  215. T says:

    I love Liz Lemon on 30 Rock!

  216. Phailyn says:

    Chinese Dim Sum is yumyumyum in my tum-tum!!!

  217. I love China Glaze nail polishes, but I got OPI Shatter in Black and White instead. Maybe I’ll try the Crackle from China Glaze one day. How I wish we had access to Sugarpill, OCC, NARS, INGLOT, and many more brands in Singapore!

  218. nadya says:

    I love love love Torchwood!! I’m still in mourning for poor Ianto, little concerned about the move from BBC to an American channel, we’ll have to see if they bastardize the show or not.

  219. Jen says:

    1. Our handsome tabby cat Riqué likes to lie on the dining room table,
    just to be closer to the people sitting there!
    2. Our pretty torbie cat Pounce likes to push things off ledges just to watch them fall!
    3. Our beautiful grey cat Velvet, with her big, gorgeous tail, just loves to eat!
    Kitteh ♥

  220. Rebecca says:

    My favorite nail polish is made by orly and called Coquette Cutie. Thanks for having the givaway!

  221. Stephanie says:

    I tried to like Torchwood. About 90% of the shows I watch on TV are sci-fi series, but I couldn’t get into Torchwood for some reason. I’m a Fringe kind of girl.

  222. Glenda says:

    i read this blog everyday! I love it!

  223. Linda Nguyen says:

    I hope I win the powerball tonight Karen!

  224. Aubrie says:

    First of all…WHOA. A lot of comments here. That clip looks creepy. :/
    Well, my family and I are planning on going to the beach today, but who knows when that will happen. My mom has been busy and my dad has been taking a nap for a while now. So we’ll see.

    Hey Tabs! :)

  225. Lovi says:

    I recently started liking essie nail polishes, they are packed with color!

  226. Kate & Zena says:

    Hi, Karen and Tibby Tabs!

  227. Jennifer says:

    Happy Saturday! I’ll be spending it with my cat, Rocco! :)

  228. SusanT says:

    Hi, Karen! First time to your blog. Okay, let’s see: my favorite TV character is Joan Harris/Hollway on “Mad Men.” I’m from Chicago so I’ve never even been on a ranch or farm. The first word I think of when it comes to beauty is elegance. My favorite nail polish is Chanel; love their colors. And camping? No, just no. I get panicky in 5 minutes without A/C and cable. Kiss Tabs for me — I love that kitty!

  229. Supriya says:

    I love being lazy on weekends!!!!

  230. Sherri says:

    True Blood tomorrow!!! Can’t wait!!!

  231. BB says:

    Enjoying this gorgeous weather!

  232. Jessica says:

    Ok my comment won’t post for some reason. This is such an amazing giveaway! wow!! It actually pushed me to finally make a twitter account :x
    Fav polish? Hmm that’s tough. I have been wearing Orlys Space cadet & lunar eclipse lately. Love that collection!!
    If Iam lucky enough to win I would put it towards a clarisonic Mia <3 I have been wanting one for way too long!! Price tag keeps me away so this would help for sure!!
    Thanks again Karen < 3 Good luck everyone!!

  233. Nikki says:

    Just layered Milani’s HD over Cult Nails’ My Kind of Cool Aid. So so pretty! :)

  234. Stephanie says:

    Going on a 2-week trip tomorrow. Super excited.

  235. Neela says:

    I watched Miracle Day yesterday. Comcast/Starz had it streaming and it was available. Of course I obtained another copy for a different source. It was pretty good. I hope they pick up the pace on it.

    I still miss Toshiko, she was my favourite character on Torchwood.

  236. Madly101 says:

    My favorite nail polish is CHANEL! <3

  237. Anastasia says:

    I like Orly nail polishes

  238. Krista says:

    Tina Fey!

  239. Hannah says:

    Butter London’s polishes are ridiculously awesome :)

  240. Terri says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs! I hope you are having a great weekend. I’ve had a pretty laid-back Saturday, but now I’m at work (I’m determined to organize my office today).

  241. Liz! says:

    I’m being a lazy bum today. I just got home from chaperoning a week long kid’s camp in the wilderness though so I think I’ve earned it :-)

  242. Rose says:

    Anything at all… I just started a new blog since I have reviews on products that I like sharing… We’ll see where it takes me. Love your blog!

  243. LauraA says:

    Favorite nail polish shade is Gunmental from Sally Hansen–currently on my toes.

    Overall, I prefer China Glaze and OPI. Love the Brownstone shade from China Glaze’s fall collection–can’t wait until I can get my hands on it. Or it on my hands. Whatever.

    Thanks again for another great giveaway opportunity, and have a wonderful weekend!

  244. Jessica. says:

    Butter london makes my fav nail polish

  245. Stacie says:

    My favorite nail polish is OPI’s It’s all Greek to Me.

  246. Elin says:

    Essie and OPI.

  247. Ana says:

    Loving Lady Antebellums new song “Just a Kiss”!!!

  248. Angela says:

    When I hear the word beauty I think of a strong woman who is proud to be who she is,that loves herself flaws and all and holds her head high.

  249. Adia says:

    I like Dr.House from House :D,I like his sarcasm.

  250. Megan says:

    I love opi suzi says feng shui nail polish :)

  251. Kim Law says:

    I just woke up because of me having a movie all nighter last nite… I watched a bunch of old movies.

  252. Kristina says:

    I’ve done farm and ranch work. Not regularly but my family had a far and my boyfriends grandparents own a ranch so anytime you visit helping out is in the description.

  253. Nicole says:

    I pretty much love all the female characters on the Good Wife!

  254. auroragyps says:

    I can’t think of any answers to your random questions today, so I’ll just talk about today. Part of the reason I can’t think is because I went grocery shopping and that always kills me. Today it almost literally did, because I got hit by one of those carts with the toy car on the front for kids. It just hit my in the middle of the calf, so it didn’t hurt, but it made my knee want to go out and when I tried to get my balance, my other leg didn’t want to cooperate, so I almost fell on the floor. Plus, it scared the crap out of me, so I “eeped” like a little girl. Now I’m hurting, because I must have twisted a few muscles trying not to fall.

    After that, I got my groceries home, took mom to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and to satisfy this cinnamon roll craving I’ve been having. We were not impressed, but then we went to Michael’s and craft geeked out on stuff. :D

  255. Lisa says:

    I am obsessed with Chanel right now. Their fall collection is INSANE! I am loving peridot and quartz nail polish. Guerlain was my summer obsession. Makeup just drives me crazy! I can’t get enough!!!

  256. Catherine says:

    I love essence choose me, although its really a dupe of OPI Catch Me in Your Net and several others!
    Catherine recently posted … Original Watercolor Portrait Sketch

  257. Amanda says:

    I love Essie nail polishes!

  258. Jay says:

    Never worked on a ranch or farm, but The Pioneer Woman makes me want to for a day or so :p.

  259. Lily says:

    wwaanntttt

  260. Meghan says:

    I love Doctor Who and I’ve always meant to start watching Torchwood…after seeing the previews for Miracle Day, I think I have to start now!

  261. sabrina says:

    Today I was shopping at Mac. I bought gem of rose. I’m so sad, that I can’t get EvRev here in austria.

  262. lili says:

    I hope I win!

  263. Kathy says:

    My favorite nail polish is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray by Gray. Such a pretty slate blue!

  264. sarah says:

    o.p.i makes my fav nail polishes along with dior. love lvoe love em. and when i think of beauty i think of awesome hair and eyes. luscious friz free volumious hair and big baby eyes with big lashes.

  265. Lauren says:

    Headed to the beach today, and tomorrow!!

  266. NeenaJ says:

    I am loving Orly holo colors applied over a deep cream base color.

  267. Sara says:

    I am so tired, I want to nap!

  268. Julia Beckwith says:

    My favorite nail polish is Moonlight by China Glaze, the perfect sheer white!

  269. Jennifer says:

    I just ordered new shoes and I’m dying to tell someone. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  270. Alex says:

    I love OPI!!!

  271. Jenny says:

    So much homework to do…but I’d rather read your blog!

  272. D says:

    Having a relaxing weekend. Need to decide on a color for my pedicure. Rough day!

  273. Alyssa says:

    I absolutely love Essie nail polish

  274. Lori says:

    I have actually worked on two ranches! Unfortunately, not for money, but I loved it anyway. My Dad and my great-uncle both owned Arabian horses and I was able to learn an enormous amount from them.

  275. Leslie Cole says:

    I love Make up Forever Lab Shine lip gloss!!!!

  276. Sonia says:

    I love the tv show Bones.

  277. Maya says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  278. Lisa S. says:

    My favorite female character is Gwen from Torchwood! Followed closely by Zoe from Firefly.

  279. Kaitlin says:

    I work out a farm where my horse is! It’s lot of work – especially in the heat of Alabama! Thanks for the giveaway!

  280. Terri B. says:

    sephora trip would be nice

  281. When I hear the word beauty, I think makeup. It’s like an instantaneous connection. :P

  282. Amy M says:

    My favorite female character on tv is Gloria from Modern Family. She never fails to crack me up!

  283. komal says:

    I’ve never lived on a farm but my parents owned land and farmed in India!

  284. Ciambella says:

    When I hear “beauty,” I think “strength”! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Karen!

  285. Brenda says:

    When I heard the word beauty, I think of my two daughters- Ashton & Anna.

  286. Nat says:

    I’ve been buying a lot of dresses lately, because it’s really hot and humid in D.C. <3 Dresses!

  287. Stacey F. says:

    My name is Stacey, and I am an internet shopping addict.

  288. Milagros says:

    when i’m on vacation i buy a lot of makeup and clothes, well i buy almost anything that i think is cute :D

  289. Brittany says:

    My favorite nail polish of all time HAS to be OPI’s Teenage Dream. I adore the glitter and the pink color. <3

  290. Alicia says:

    I just made my first Sephora purchase this weekend. :D

  291. Maria says:

    I’m in need of new brushes that could be purchased with this gift card! *hopes

  292. Jaime says:

    One of my favorite female characters on TV is Jane Bingum from Drop Dead Diva!

  293. Shelly says:

    Thank you for the giveaway Karen!
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  294. Amy says:

    I went camping a lot with my family growing up, but I’ve never particularly enjoyed it–I like being clean too much!

  295. Ada says:

    I am in love with Oyin handmade hair products. They smell amazing and they really moisturize my curls.

  296. Mireya says:

    I’m really excited that Torchwood is back! I love Jack.

  297. Leigh says:

    Zoya makes my most favorite polishes. I can’t wait to try their Smoke and Mirrors collection.

  298. Stephanie says:

    I’m kinda obsessed with beauty balms lately. A review of some of the popular brands would be great.

  299. Amy says:

    I think I would love that show!

  300. becca says:

    Wowsa! Would love to win!!!

  301. Krystal says:

    Oh. Em. Gee. Torchwood! I, too have recently discovered its awesomeness (after making my way over from the Doctor Who fandom). :D Plus, I totally want to be friends with John Barrowman.

  302. Cristina says:

    I just “need” to go to Barcelona, asap!!!

  303. amanda says:

    fav female character on tv is prob bethany from bethany ever after

  304. sally says:

    Amazing how the prospect of an open comment leaves me without a single thought… Great giveaway, though!

  305. Ziba says:

    my fav TV character is Hilary from Fresh Prinze! She is so entertaining not t mention stylish!!!

  306. Nou says:

    When I hear the word beauty a pin ip look pops into my eyes.

  307. Dominique says:

    I already have several item in mind if I won :)

  308. Ceci says:

    I remember watching X-Files during the last seasons because I liked Robert Patrick.

  309. Katie says:

    I hear beauty and I think classic women like Audrey Hepburn. Never overdone, always proper, forever beautiful.

  310. Taylor says:

    I like mary from in plain sight

  311. Janelle says:

    Yay for the weekend! And Sephora gift card giveaways! Thanks, Karen.

  312. xochil says:

    My favorite female character…teresa from a spanish soap opera. Its about a woman whos a gold digga. Very entertaining :)

  313. Anna L. says:

    When I hear the word “beauty,” the first word that pops into my head is SEPHORA!:) I love this store so much that will spend my last cash to buy beauty products! Thanks for this fun giveaway Karen!:)

  314. Julie says:

    Watching the Phillies, Braves game in extra innings with my son.
    Go Phillies!

  315. Brooke says:

    I love Emma Stone. She seems like an average, every day person and appears to have a sense of humor.

  316. Jenn says:

    favorite female tv character?? uh…Dana Scully of course! LOL

  317. Michelle HW says:

    Essie makes my favorite nailpolish ever :D

  318. Tiffany H says:

    I miss Game of Thrones. Great show!
    Tiffany H recently posted … Mini Haul & OOTD-Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg

  319. NicoleF says:

    I have a stuffed lion and a hot dog pen on my desk at work, Im training them to be the best bankers EVER ! also, anyone watch the Red Sox game last night ? good stuff : )

    p.s. best beauty blog ever !!

  320. Deb C. says:

    Favorite female tv character – Sydney from Alias! Miss that show.

  321. Christine says:

    I just started watching The Tudors, JRM is hot!!!!!!!!

  322. Nadine says:

    My fav is china glaze. I like that Sally beauty in Canada carries them, and are reasonably priced. Great selection, an awesome formula!

  323. Nat says:

    “Beauty” –> Mark

  324. KaylaK says:

    Ohh thanks for having the contest!! I know if I would win I am totally buying some of the Urban Decay fall items that went up on Sephora’s site! :D

  325. Kasey says:

    My favorite female character on tv right now is Alice Morgan from Luther!

  326. Stephanie says:

    I really want to win this time

  327. Stephanie says:

    I am loving my new skincare from Algenist! this will help me buy some more!!

  328. tina says:

    yes please! :) x

  329. Carissa says:

    My favorite female TV show character would have to be Pam from True Blood! She is so kick ass and holds her own against the boys while maintaining her femininity, plus she is a makeup junkie like the rest of us!

  330. Sherry B. says:

    I wish I could afford a maid!

  331. Bailey says:

    The thought of camping is horrifying! Bugs are gross!

  332. Gina G says:

    My favorite female TV show character is Pam from True Blood!! <3

  333. Tori says:

    Oooh my favorite nail polish is demure vixen by essie! I’ve only had it for a few months and i’ve already used half of it :)

  334. peach_ says:

    My favorite nail polishes are from Dior. I just love their funky, stubby brush that no other company has, and their innovative colors each season. I am all for brainless TV! Have a great weekend!

  335. Irene says:

    i realize every time i write a comment, i have bought some make up item a few hours before…
    yesterday, i had an appointment at sephora to get my make up done, it was a pin up look with pink lips instead of red. i loved it so much that i had to buy the lipstick, sephora R10. its a fuchsia-pink lipstick, but i find it has a red tone to it, in my lips in pictures it can look as a bright red, in real life you can see its not. so my hunger for a neon pink lipstick begun. since theres no nars counter in my city, i couldnt get nars schiap, so today i went for the closest dupe i could find, after hours surfing on the internet. and that was mufe #36. i cant wait to wear it!!! i hope my pigmented lips dont wash the neon tone and end up with just another pink lipstick!
    i would love to know how mufe #36 compares to nars schiap…do i need to own both? or are they similar and i can live without schiap? please, share your thoughts!

  336. michaela says:

    ive been calling sephora every other day asking if they got in the benefit they’re real mascara!

  337. Bernice says:

    I quite like Blair Waldrof :)

  338. Courtney E says:

    My Favourite Nail polish Color: OPI Koala Beary

  339. Marian says:

    I’ve never liked camping. Give me a luxury hotel! I don’t tnjoy sleeping on the ground, having to hike to go to the bathroom, God knows where……

  340. Jennifer A. says:

    Chanel is definitely my favorite nail polish brand. Wearable, but still edgy enough and the gorgeous bottles that line up so nicely.

  341. erica says:

    Essie is definitely my favorite nail polish brand right now, but I’m looking to try Butter London polishes

  342. Jenny W. says:

    Love OPI. Currently wearing Teenage Dream!

  343. Karen says:

    I love bright colors in the summer!

  344. Comment about anything eh? Well, I guess I’ll tell you about my day.

    The weather was gorgeous here today, sunny, warm, and no humidity! Hubs and I went downtown (Ottawa, Canada), and walked around the market for a couple of hours.

    When we got home, we treated ourselves to at home pedicures using LUSH Volcano, and Fair Trade Foot Lotion. He didn’t really want to, but now he keeps saying how good his feet feel! ;-)

    Hope everyone’s having a wonderful weekend!

  345. A.Chen says:

    love sephora

  346. Christy O says:

    Just picked up a fantastic retro cardigan for $6. Now time to make my favourite meal (salmon) and I can call the day complete.

  347. MelodyJ says:

    I love China Glaze nail polishes.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  348. viviane says:

    I am impressed by the number of participants in such a short time!!!

  349. Nancy says:

    I’m watching lots of Sundance Channel at the moment.

    I’ve been on a tough budget for beauty supplies recently.. sure would adore a nice Gift Cert to
    Sephora!!

    Cheers!!

  350. Judy says:

    My favorite tv character would have to be J.D. from Scrubs…I just love him!

  351. Debbie says:

    My fav is opi!

  352. katrina says:

    I wish I could quit my job and eat cherry popsicles all afternoon.

  353. mkdallas says:

    I has a deep and abiding love for Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish “Plie”…the perfect pinky nude mannequin hands shade. Belly rubs to T-Dawg!

  354. Jessica says:

    I am addicted to 30 rock…and the new season’s been delayed!!!

  355. Julia says:

    I discovered Doctor Who a few months ago and have totally fallen in love with the show and character. However, I am not a fan of Amy Pond. Rory seems like such a good man, but she always seems to be flirting with the Doctor. Maybe I’ll try watching Torchwood.

  356. yuri says:

    my favorite character right now is Jane Bingum from Drop Dead Diva she’s so cool

  357. Amanda says:

    Essie “cute as a button” is perfect for summer!
    Amanda recently posted … Marshmallow Filled Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Syrup Icing

  358. LaToya says:

    Have a good weekend everyone!

  359. MARY-FRANCES says:

    I love MAC nail polish. My all time favorite of theirs is Black & Blue.

  360. Amie F says:

    I have to say that Sookie Stackhouse is my fave character on t.v right now. That show is too much fun!

  361. Naomi says:

    I’m waiting for three things in the mail. One is from E.L.F they recently had a sale for 60% off, next is from GK hair they’re giving samples of their serum for free and all you have to do is pay shipping and lastly are some foundation samples from Cinema Secrets who let me pick out 6 shades so that I can find my match.

  362. Yulan says:

    I like Essie nail polishes because they have lots of pretty pastels :)

  363. yVONNE mONIQUE jONES says:

    I have to believe, when ever someone glides NARS Taj Mahal Blush on their cheeks an angel gets their wings. This blush is pure orange joy with a ting of golden kisses.

  364. Emily says:

    Thanks for all the giveaways, Karen and Tabs. Your blog is great.

  365. Krisabelle says:

    Porridge! Karen, you are the best beauty blogger there is! Who else would work porridge into a giveaway post? I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for all you do!

  366. Erin says:

    I would say my favorite nail polish brand of the moment is Zoya. I love the new collections! Thanks for the giveaway!

  367. Megan says:

    Fave female character is a toughie! I love Amy Pond from Doctor Who, Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec, and Annie Edison from Community. :)

  368. Wanda says:

    I love Christina on the show HawthoRNe. She defines a powerful woman with an exciting career and a hot husband and hot other man wanting her. LOL!!

  369. Van grafton says:

    I loove the shows teen wolf and pretty little lairs right now! But I can’t wait for glee to start back up!

  370. christina says:

    i once created a scavenger hunt team called the browncoats in honor of firefly.

  371. Anna says:

    I love Captain Jack! Without him Torchwood would be boring!

  372. VictoriaJane says:

    Favorite female character of all time-Sarah Jane Smith from the Tom Baker Dr. Who days!
    So glad Capt Jack got his own show-

  373. Elisa says:

    I’m glad you’re posting more about Guerlain- they’re one of my fav brands

  374. Annaham says:

    My favorite TV character is Lisa Simpson. :-P

  375. Kristen Walter says:

    Fellow Cat Lover
    >’.’<

  376. Cheryl Tran says:

    I haven’t done any ranch work. I love Opi nail polish. I haven’t really been keeping up with the beauty trends because I am 36 weeks preggo and it’s just hard getting up.

  377. Emma says:

    Definitely OPI, love all the names too. Haven’t bought new nail polish in almost a year, think that needs to change asap!

  378. Val says:

    Last night, we watched one of the classic 90s comedies – Booty Call! Jamie Foxx is hilarious!

  379. Katrina says:

    I’m still an OPI girl. In fact today was mani/pedi day – OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight on toes and Nicole by OPI The Next CEO on fingers.

  380. Janet says:

    I just got back from Europe and it was awesome!

  381. Myr says:

    My favorite actor of all time is John Noble. Tweeted!

  382. lisa says:

    i’m too tired right now so i’m just going to say hi and thanks again for another sephora give-a-way!
    have a great rest of your weekend!

  383. cassi teague says:

    My favorite nail polish right now is Essie’s Trophy Wife. Its a beautiful aqua/teal color. I loooove the color teal right now!!!

  384. Nicky Bromow says:

    my fav nail lacquer is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic!

  385. Alyse says:

    {Will work for makeup} <—– That's the sign I should hang around my neck every. single. day!

  386. loofah says:

    Across the Universe is a beaut!

  387. Malinda says:

    yes please!

  388. Erika says:

    FIrst time on your blog and I’m smitten! :)

  389. Tina M says:

    I love all the female characters on sex and the city

  390. saku says:

    Love Sephora.

  391. Catherine says:

    Kat Von D by Sephora has a new fragrance coming soon, can’t wait to smell it! Also, can’t wait to get my hands on Urban Decay’s new eyelash curler, looks like it will be perfect for me :)

  392. You blog rocks! no seriously!

  393. debbie says:

    LIPSTICK

  394. Maria says:

    My favorite tv show im obsessing about right now is the big bang theory. Whenever im having a bad day i know Sheldon will always put a smile on my face :)

  395. Nalina says:

    I really enjoy Orly nail polishes. Great consistency and color!

  396. My dark circles are horrible :( I’m in bad need of some good correctors and concealers from Sephora.

  397. Bridget says:

    My fav female character is Elaine from Seinfeld…that was the BEST show!!! Love watching the reruns :)

  398. Sophie says:

    Woohoo! I want to win!

  399. Mollie says:

    I love your review of Tarte’s True Blood eyeshadow palette. Today I tried the “Not Your Average Waitress” look in the pamphlet that came with the palette. I loved it and can’t wait to try the three other looks. Have you tried any of the looks yet? :)

  400. Tran says:

    I’ve always wanted to go camping!

  401. Kelly M says:

    i’ll have to check out torchwood, have just started watching cranford, am in a bbc phase right now.

  402. Nisha says:

    Like most I like OPI polishes. A character I look forward to watching and never get tired of is Carrie on Sex and the City. ;)

  403. shane says:

    I love sephora! Thanks for another giveaway, Karen!

  404. Sylvia says:

    I LOVE Doctor Who and just started watching Torchwood. Love your blog! :)

  405. kayla says:

    i just watched 3 harry potter movies in a row today

  406. kelly says:

    I could really use some new mascara and bronzer!

  407. Christine E says:

    My favorite female TV characters of all time – tie between Arya from Game of Thrones, Jane from Coupling (the OG BBC version of course!), and Alex from Wizards of Waverly Place. Random, bizarre mix, I know!

  408. Christine says:

    I would use this on Nars lipgloss or lipstick!

  409. laura says:

    i wish i didn’t have so much work to do on the weekends.

  410. Linda R says:

    I just want to find a job already!!!! Being unemployed really $uck$ :(

  411. Amanda G says:

    I am a mother pheasant plucker. I pluck mother pheasants. I am the most *pleasant* mother pheasant plucker to *ever* pluck a mother pheasant.

    I <3 tongue-twisters.

  412. Amanda W says:

    I think I own every color of OPI nail polish ^_^

  413. Kaitlyn M says:

    I’ve never worked on a ranch but my good friend has horses. I visit with them whenever I can! There’s nothing like a good hug/lean on a big horse when you’re in a bad mood. They are so lovely. :-)

  414. Danielle F says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway Karen! I couldn’t possibly choose just one favorite nail polish company…but OPI and China Glaze make most of my favorite polishes!

  415. Tierra says:

    I am excited to check out Torchwood. Have heard it was good and recorded it on the DVR for later.
    Have I ever worked on a ranch…not really, but I did grow up with horses and worked at a barn. Kinda the same! :-)

  416. Melissa P says:

    Essie is my fav nail polish brand!

  417. Robyn says:

    Sara Michelle Geller as buffy the vampire slayer is the ultimate tv heroine!!

  418. leetal says:

    finally got out to the city today. it’s been a while and i needed some time away from everything. you know?

  419. Kelsey says:

    Taking a break from a true blood marathon to throw my hat into the ring!

  420. Rachel says:

    I got an OPI gel manicure about a week and a half ago and it is still on perfectly! im obsessed because it stays on so well and is not expensive. They also have a wide variety of colors to choose from (good for all seasons)

  421. Andrine Coleman says:

    Can’t wait to hit the beaches of Miami in a couple weeks!

  422. tiffanyterese says:

    my fave female character on tv is joan holloway on mad men! she’s fabulous.

  423. Debbie says:

    I am contemplating getting NARS’ Deep Throat

  424. perry says:

    I love OPI nail polishes!!

  425. Randesa Guzman says:

    “Dislike” when I get a Boba Drink and the Bobas are not soft!! Ugh!

  426. Diane K. says:

    I follow @Karenmbb on twitter and I retreated the above comment about this contest on my twitter page(@DianeLori) and the link is as follows:

    http://twitter.com/DianeLori/status/89913148345290752

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  427. Cornelia says:

    It’s pretty awesome that you do these giveaways every week. The best female character on tv is probably Jen from the IT Crowd. She’s so normal.

  428. Diane K. says:

    Gosh, the things I could purchase with a $50 Sephora gift card…..I would probably be at Sephora for the day trying to figure out what to purchase since I love everything. What a nice gift because it gives us the option to purchase whatever we want. Can’t beat that. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    Dlori
    kleianlaw at aol dot com

    • Diane K. says:

      In my last comment, I accidentally spelled my email wrong in the comment itself but not in the box above it. Thanks.

      Dlori
      kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  429. natalie says:

    enter me!

  430. Sara says:

    I love Torchwood to and am so looking forward to watching the new season!

  431. stephanie says:

    I would do backflips if I won, but for now we’ll celebrate with joe bob \o/
    He’s got his hands in the air, waving like he just don’t care.

  432. Lesr says:

    I love the look of so much HE makeup but can very rarely afford to buy it. I would love to know if drugstores really do have makeup (mostly e /s) that are basically the same? I mean are there any inexpensive eyeshadows that you could slip into a Mac or Lancome e/s pan and no one would be the wiser? I mean seriously – are there? :-).

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’m a new follower and I’m lovin your blog.

    Lesnamess@gmail.com

    Lesr

  433. SHaron says:

    Have a lovely week! :)

  434. Carisa says:

    Love the Sephora bonus gift every time you hit 500!

  435. Mary Thi says:

    I love Bobby Valentino’s Fly on the Wall album.

  436. Jarucha says:

    I never gone camping but I liked hiking except for the bugs….

  437. Emily says:

    Beauty = Sleeping Beauty/ Beauty Mark :(

  438. Maple says:

    I love Essie’s nailpolishes.

  439. Caitlin says:

    Sydney Bristow from Alias was my favorite female character on tv… she kicks ass – literally!

  440. Ebru says:

    When I hear the word Beauty the first thing that comes to my mind is SEPHORA!!!! :))) I follow you on Twitter, handle is ebrushkaaa and I retweeted!

  441. Barbara says:

    I love Ruby Pumps by China Glaze!!

  442. Victoria says:

    I am a HUGE dr who and torchwood fan. Children of Earth was one of the most wonderfully upsetting series I’d ever seen.

  443. Sara P. says:

    I have never worked on a ranch or a farm!

  444. nelles says:

    I love chocolate

  445. Amber says:

    Hmmm…I’ll go with one of my fav female characters on TV, Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. She’s just very real and nerdy (like me!)….oh, and high-larious!

  446. Hailey says:

    I just got back from a four day camping trip but it rained the whole time! We couldn’t have a campfire or smores because it was so wet.

  447. layla says:

    Haha, have never worked on a ranch or a farm, but one of the schools I’ve attended was splat in the middle of a dairy farm complete with 120 cows! I remember during one of the school’s (mandatory!) cross country races, we had to run behind the milking shed. We were ankle deep on cow poop! Argh! But back then, it was a lot of fun! :)

  448. Tammy says:

    Zoya makes my favorite nail polish. My favorite color, Shower Together, is by China Glaze though.

  449. Alison s. says:

    I love pam from true blood!

  450. Nicole says:

    I love Essie’s variety of polish colors, but sadly I’ve realized that, at least for me, OPI brushes work much better when painting my nails. I lack talent when painting nails, so I do appreciate when I find something that makes it easier for me.

  451. kelly says:

    do you have google+? haha

  452. Denise says:

    My favorite female TV character is Dr. Temperance Brennan from Bones!
    Denise recently posted … Pucker Up with Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom

  453. Stephanie Fraval says:

    I love Torchwood! Trueblood is my other favorite :)

  454. Rozae says:

    I like zoya and wished I would have discovered Nubar long ago. I also wish both brands would have an actual store, I prefer to drool over polish before getting them. Online doesn’t have that same appeal.

  455. Tiffany says:

    I was told by a sephora SA that tarte true blood won’t come to toronto till end of august.

    I haz a sad.

  456. jane says:

    i went to lucille’s tonight for dinner. it was SO good! :]

  457. polarbelle says:

    i am typing with wet nails, wanting to enter but desperately hoping i dont mess up this manicure.

  458. Elizabeth says:

    I love fall makeup collections! They are always so pretty.

  459. Robyn says:

    I am looking for an amazing moisturizer and eye cream at Sephora right now!

  460. Angela says:

    im loving boscia nose strips, !!

  461. Leah Quinn says:

    I am an American teaching English in Asia (Taiwan) and am having such an adventure! The only downside is makeup here is more expensive than in the US! I’ve had my sister ship me my request from sephora and it’s such a treat! Can’t wait to get tart Amazonian clay blush! Ekkk!!!

  462. Iris says:

    I don’t watch Doctor Who or Torchwood, but I know of both… I know that Torchwood is a spin-off of Doctor Who… and then one day someone told me that Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who and I just had this look of astonishment on my face. Half an hour later the conversation had gone in a completely different direction and I still had to blurt out, “That’s SO incredible!”

  463. Rose says:

    When my husband and I got engaged, we played with the idea of getting married at Turtle Bay as well. :) We were also thinking about having Giovanni’s Shrimp truck cater the reception. Lol mmmmm. Garlic shrimp.

  464. natalie says:

    its wonderful what a simple tweezing of the brows and curling of the lashes can do for one!

  465. Jessica says:

    I love my new Essence Stay With Me Longlasting lipglosses..

  466. ashley says:

    i need this so bad… hair products!!

  467. Brianna G. says:

    Essie makes my favorite nail polish, ever!

  468. Brenda says:

    I’m obsessed with the aqua liners from MUFE… collecting them all!

  469. Elle says:

    I wore OPI for the first time this week, and while the color was stunning I was less than pleased with the texture. =/

  470. Kristie says:

    I keep buying too many candles because they look and smell so pretty! :(

  471. Deanna G. says:

    Hate camping!

  472. Tiffany says:

    My favourite female character on TV? Bones! (Or I guess, Temperance Brennan)

  473. Lara says:

    Still searching for my perfect summer foundation. Sephora, here I come!

  474. Bhevarri says:

    Today was my birthday =D got to spend the whole day with my boyfriend. It was a good day!

  475. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Necessary Roughness, not sure if I like it.

  476. Naz says:

    God I love Sundays!!!! It means I can catch up with my favourite blogs wahoo!!!x

  477. Anna says:

    Would love to win!

  478. Chris J says:

    just celebrated my Quarter Life Crisis & Graduation w/ my family & friends <333 too excited, i still can't sleep!

  479. Joy P. says:

    My friend called me yesterday to inform me of a job lead thanks to her cousin-in-law :)
    I’m so excited and scared at the same time to be able to work in a hospital again! I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed.

  480. Nori says:

    I love Torchwood! I just got into Torchwood and Dr. Who (love his energetic, spontaneous, genius and crazy behavior) a couple of months ago. I was so sad last season’s Torchwood’s finale. I will miss Lanto and Captain Jack together. Breaking Bad is also an awesome show you should check it out , if you haven’t already. Although it’s a pretty dark drama and not so Sci-Fi as Torchwood and Dr. Who.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. ^__^

  481. Lucy says:

    I’ve slept for one hour. My feet are ice cold and numb. I have neuropathy and some times it’s very bad. Today is one of them. I’ve been up all night being ice cold then hot. My feet are icy and pins and needles. I tried to sleep and I just made an hour. Now I’m back up and sitting at the computer. Thanks for letting me vent.

    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

  482. Jesselyn says:

    I love the new Chanel Byzance collection!

  483. Kelsey says:

    Who’s your favorite female character on TV?
    Right now I am loving Gwen Cooper on “Torchwood”. She’s gorgeous, funny, smart, and a great mother who’s also really bad-ass with a gun. :)
    Have you ever worked on a ranch or a farm?
    Other than milking cows once on a dairy farm in Ireland, no.
    When you hear the word “beauty,” what’s the first word that pops into your head?
    “Woman”.
    Who makes your very favorite nail polish in the entire world?
    OPI. I love the brush and formula, both far superior to any other brand I’ve ever tried. I just wish that they made more unique colors like China Glaze.
    What do you think about camping?
    I hate camping! More specifically, I hate living in a tent. I’m not a very high maintenance girl. I can stay in a cabin in the middle of the woods without electricity, phone, TV, internet, air-conditioning, beauty products, etc… but I am just not happy without a shower, toilet, and a real bed.

  484. Salveen says:

    I cut my finger with chocolate wrapper today :(

  485. Amanda says:

    I have been wanting to go camping so bad this year….we pitched a tent for my son in our side yard the other day and had s’mores inside…..might be the closest I get to camping this year!

  486. Eva says:

    i watched torchwood and thought it was ok, but not worth the hype :/

  487. Evelyn says:

    I really need to check out Torchwood!

  488. Laurenica says:

    I sort of want to try camping… but i’m afraid some animal will attack me!

  489. Christy says:

    I am on a no-buy but my sister gave me Evolution Revolution as a gift because she knows I love your blog :) I love it!!
    Christy recently posted … Free Shipping/Reduced Prices Blog Sale!

  490. Colleen says:

    I recently tried to purchase evolution revolution and jealousy wakes, but sadly they’re all sold out :( not very surprising, but I was still very very sad.

  491. Ioana-Ionela Pascu says:

    Me too!!! :)

  492. Liz says:

    I’ve re-discovered Sephora fairly recently. I’ve become a drugstore beauty buyer, but the UD Naked palette reeled me back in.

  493. Jj says:

    I ate too much garlic yesterday and I´m still regretting it!

  494. Yasmeen says:

    I love gardening :)

  495. Yao says:

    One of my favorite female characters on TV of all time would have to be C.J. Cregg from The West Wing. :)

  496. Yasmine says:

    Hm, I’ve been really into That 70′s Show lately. A little late on the bandwagon, but hey.

  497. Daniella says:

    Dana Scully! I miss the X-Files :(
    Thank you always for the giveaways and awesome blog!

  498. Adrienne says:

    I <3 Torchwood! Can't wait to see this season!

  499. Amy says:

    Yay for Torchword! When I hear Captain Jack, I always think Harkness and not Sparrow :D

  500. Kathryn says:

    I love China Glaze For Audrey nail polish :)

  501. Kaoyee says:

    Woot! I hope I win. Oh and I’m currently obsessed with the thought of owning a shih Tzu puppy. Aww, they so cute.

  502. Sunny says:

    I love Dr. Brennan off of Bones.

  503. Francisca says:

    I’d love to watch Tabs vacuum!

  504. janice says:

    Found this blog by googling “beauty blogs” and this was on top! *squee*

  505. Kiran says:

    I need a nice vacation somewhere on the beach !

  506. Jenny K says:

    I love any nail polish made by Zoya. I’ve had some bad bottles of Essie that have turned me off the brand, but Zoya’s formula is always reliable – smooth application, quick to dry, and long lasting!!!

  507. Rachel says:

    Essie makes my all time favs which includes Ballet Slippers!

  508. Hmmm I’m into True Blood right now!

  509. Christine says:

    i love nail polishes from Borghese

  510. I love any nail polish made by Essie. Thank you always for the giveaways and awesome blog!

  511. Rachel says:

    I love going to the bech in the summer!

  512. natalia says:

    My fav nail polish brand is Essie!

  513. chibicheeks says:

    I love camping! But I can only be out there for a day or two before I really want a shower and my bed…

  514. Melissa says:

    Beautiful summer morning in Tucson; can’t wait to go swimming today! 110 degrees is the new 80. :)

  515. Rebecca says:

    Never worked on a farm — I’m a city girl!

  516. Leah says:

    My new favorite eyeliner is a “pink/brown” that I found in a Korean make-up store, “Too Cool For School,” and I am totally in love with it which means I’m in trouble when I run out haha.

  517. Jai says:

    So excited for the new zoya collection-smoke and mirrors!

  518. Kimberly says:

    sunday morning!

  519. Monica says:

    This blog is awesome!

  520. Kathy says:

    What a lovely giveaway! And I’m jealous of you for getting to watch Torchwood – we don’t have Starz, so I’m not sure what I’m going to do to get my fix. Although, I’m still mad about Ianto. And Owen and Tosh. So I’m not in a *huge* rush to watch it (in case it ends up being heartbreaking again – if anything happened to Rhys, I would hulk out).

  521. Delaney says:

    hope your having a great summer! thank you soo much for these contests i hope i win <3 thank you again!

  522. Kat says:

    could really use this, I’m in desperate need of some mascara! ;)

  523. Cynthia says:

    Roses Red Violets are Blue
    I am entering the Contest
    Created By You
    I love Sephora
    I am always in their Store
    I would love to have the ECARD
    so I can Score!
    …………..cheesey, I know :)

  524. quimerula says:

    I can’t wait to get my Hocus Pocus eye shadow!

  525. Mylie says:

    I love camping! I go every summer! :D

  526. Cass says:

    My current favorite nail polish is CND’s Shellac. I am really loving it. I tried OPI’s Axxium last year but it completely destroyed my nails in about 3 months. It was not quite as bad as acrylic nails, but I did have to keep them short for about a year while the damaged parts grew out. The Shellac doesnt seem to be damaging them the way Axxium did.

    Although you need to make sure to get it done at a reputable place! My normal spa was booked up one week when I wanted to my nails done because a girl was on vacation. I ended up going to one of those cheaper nail places and they did not do it properly and filed my nails down so much there was some permanent damage. My bad!

  527. Kendall says:

    Today is my birthday and the deadline for entering… coincidence? I think not! I would love to win! :-)

  528. Rosie says:

    ooh i want to watch torchwood: miracle day, too! i’ve never watched torchwood, but i love doctor who!

  529. G says:

    Love to win – can always use more Makeup Moola

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  530. TL says:

    Love your recent haul

  531. Katherine says:

    I absolutely love the idea of camping! Actually going however is a different story. I have had nothing but bad experiences camping as I have some extreme allergies to the outdoors.

  532. Maria Aguyé says:

    I have recently started to build up a huge collection of essence eyeshadows, polishes, glosses and gel liners… spending a ridiculous amount of money! I love it, thanks Karen, for discovering such good things to us!

  533. Lydia says:

    Pick me!

  534. Wendy R says:

    I would love to win to try some TARTE stuff from sephora! :)

  535. lauren sutherland says:

    santa cruz is so sunny

  536. Alice says:

    my granny lives on a farm :P

  537. Stacy Z says:

    Current favorite character? Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec!

  538. Analy says:

    I love OPI nail polishes <3

  539. mai says:

    I love sephora!

  540. AK says:

    That is a cool new color from Guerlain!

  541. Chelsey says:

    Great giveaway as always :) Have a nice, sunny day!

  542. Liz says:

    I always loved Scully WAY more than Mulder. It wasn’t just her personality: her wardrobe was to die for.
    Liz recently posted … Lovely giveaway at Audrey Dao

  543. Mina says:

    Hook a girl up K!

  544. rocio says:

    I love beautiful landscapes and gorgeous places, but I definitely don’t think I’m cut out for camping….

  545. Melody says:

    I told myself I would start writing my essay at 1… it’s 4:15 now and all I’ve been doing since I woke up is read through your blog.

  546. Liz says:

    Hmm I’m a little wary of this iteration of Torchwood, I didn’t really like the British version of it and I heard this one is worse.

  547. Danyell says:

    Hi! My name is Danyell and I am a Beauty Junkie!

  548. Mandy says:

    Torchwood is awesome!

  549. Amanda S says:

    OPI makes the best nail polish. They have EVERY color anyone could want.

  550. Aida says:

    Love your giveaways! Hope I can actually win.. would be a pick-me-up from being in bed all week from being sick. Who gets sick in summer?!?!

    I <3 OPI polishes!

  551. susah says:

    all-time fav character still has to be jennifer aniston playing rachel on friends =) classic!

  552. Jenny says:

    Torchwood is alright, but I don’t like the supporting characters quite as much. Can’t wait til Dr. Who starts back up again, though!

  553. Kerry says:

    I am a big fan of Sookie Stackhouse. I LOVE True Blood and the fact that the actress Anna Pacquin is a fellow New Zealander just tops it off!

  554. Nadine says:

    Isn’t Torchwood an offshoot of Doctor Who?

  555. T.Davis says:

    Just got back from the poconos and I am exhausted

  556. K says:

    I’m really liking Khaleesi on Game of Thrones, she’s pretty badass!

  557. Suji says:

    I love these giveaways! Hope you are having a good weekend, Karen :)

  558. Phylena says:

    My favorite nail polish of all time is “You Don’t Know Jacques” from OPI. I can never get enough of the color….

  559. Micah says:

    You don’t realize how much I love you. :(

  560. Grace says:

    Hi Karen! I hope you’re enjoying your summer!

  561. Patricia says:

    I have a bad habit of cutting people off when their talking, oopps. I love bright colors, Red Hot, Hot Pink, Orange for polishes. Thank you! :)

  562. Saffron says:

    Ooh yay putting my gift card ticket in late, thanks for the contest!

  563. Amy Rouse says:

    It’s very hot here, just like the hot colors of the new nail polishes!!!

  564. Ali says:

    I love all the natural products at Sephora to go with my organic, all natural lifestyle!

  565. Michelle says:

    I love holo nail polishes!

  566. Melissa says:

    It’s almost Monday! Not really something to be happy about, but at least it means the nordstrom anniversary sale is almost here!

  567. kristina says:

    i need new foundation!

  568. Jill says:

    wish i had a cat that vacummed my house! or that the hubs would do it! lol thx for the giveaway!

  569. Pamela Lape says:

    I just started reading your blog, and have to say, I am addicted! I love all of the articles you post and you are very informative. I check it at least twice a day and love your posts about drugstore beauty.

  570. Nina says:

    In 5th grade, our entire grade spent a week on a horse ranch learning how to ride and take care of horses. It was a fantastic time!

  571. sarah says:

    I love Torchwood! Very excited about the new season

  572. Etra says:

    I’m in love with Pam on TrueBlood!

  573. Eva says:

    i love sephora ! (who doesn’t)

  574. Mandy Whetsell says:

    I just started watching Grey’s Anatomy (thank you Netflix) and my fave female character has to be Christina and or Callie! Love them!

  575. jenn s. says:

    Oh, Iong to be an outdoor girl who’s brave enough to camp! I have lofty dreams of camping in Yellowstone or Yosemite with my husband and three boys. We’ve even considered camping in our home state of Florida, but I am scared to death of snakes, alligators, and ticks…yikes!! I think I’d be a terrific camper in a $500,000 motor home, LOL, but my hubby’s idea of camping, which he did frequently as a boy, is sleeping on the ground (albeit on a blow up mattress) in a tent. The horrors!! A critter might crawl in or a bear might turn me into a human burrito! I’m such an indoor “princess”, it may take a little more convincing and compromising before I can give the great outdoors a try!

  576. Meena says:

    I love the Nars Sheer glow foundation.I only wish it would last longer.

  577. caroline says:

    would love to win, please

  578. Erica says:

    I just started watching Torchwood and I’m loving iy so far!

  579. mm says:

    I love both Glenn Close’s and Rose Byrne’s characters from Damages – can’t wait for it to come back on this week!

  580. MizJawnson says:

    WOOHOO! $50 to spend at Sephora would be awesome.

  581. bloomboom says:

    My fave is Angel, without a doubt.

  582. Robyn says:

    All time favorite nail polish Essie Peach Daiquiri! .. as of right now that is :)

  583. linda says:

    i always buy from sephora.

  584. Elizabeth says:

    I loveee Sephora!!!!

  585. Belinda says:

    haha ermm thanks for the giveaway! i so want some hot choco right now..

  586. Lesley says:

    Olivia Benson from SVU is handsdown the best character ever.

  587. anu says:

    i can’t get crackle nail polish to look right!

  588. Beth says:

    i love cheese!

  589. K. says:

    While I don’t get the whole hype around crackle nail polish, I would like to try it someday!

  590. LauraJ says:

    I held crow for about .5 second at yoga in the park yesterday. So proud

  591. Isabel says:

    This post is funny because you mentioned the X-Files and i’m in the middle of re-watching the whole series on netflix lol. I’ve got to say its my all time favorite show.

  592. Joy says:

    My geek-side is ecstatic that Torchwood is back and Eureka is back as of next week. Something to get me through to Sherlock and Doctor Who.

  593. Ami says:

    I’m watching Jerseylicious and I noticed that you CAN wear too much make up!

  594. Abby says:

    I adore Torchwood. I started watching it because of my obsession with Doctor Who.

  595. Meem says:

    i really wanna try doing some makeup looks incorporating glitter!

  596. Amanda says:

    for breakfast, lunch, and dinner I ate nissin hot and spicy noodle bowls.
    I love me some spicy food and sodium :)

  597. elisa says:

    i should really be going to sleep since i have to wake up for my internship at 6 tomorrow, but i figure this would be more productive haha..

  598. Carissa says:

    I honestly hate camping. I wish I was one of those cool, down-with-camping, kind of girls who can rough it, but sadly, I cannot. I enjoy a comfy bed!

  599. Melessa says:

    camping? i miss it so much!!!!! we use to go every year with a big group (friends of the family) and at some point i started bringing my cousin with me. it was so much fun. fishing. mini golf. pools. bingo-i won one year :) pancake breakfasts. bead making. waterballoon fights. campfires. wed switch the location every few years and one had an arcade room and another had an amusmentpark nearby (aka western pictures lol). and then we just stopped one year, i guess too much money for everyone :( ahhh the good ol’ days

  600. Melessa says:

    also, we started with tents and then moved to trailers one year- those things are so adorable! little tiny houses :)

  601. tbone says:

    I was terrified of the Xfiles as a kid but somehow always ended up watching it!

  602. Hana says:

    I love Zoya nail polish! They have lots of awesome promos and I have to keep going back for more!

  603. Mary says:

    My idea of the ultimate primitive camping experience is the Four Seasons with champagne brunch. xxoo

  604. C Kirk says:

    I just watched Torchwood – so glad it has come back! Hope you found the episode (if you have OnDemand it’s on there!)

    Thanks for doing a giveaway!!

  605. Hi Karen! & fellow makeup and beauty geeks ;)
    I hit up my local Ulta store today (after hitting up Golden Spoon for some fro yo!) and picked up the new Essence gel liner in London Baby…. Its an awesome find!! Im loving it!
    Thanks again for introducing me to another great m/u line Karen!!

  606. Eurie says:

    My favorite nail polish at the moment is absolutely shore by essie.

  607. Wyn says:

    Looks like I have to add Torchwood to my summer TV list.

  608. Katie S. says:

    OPI has been my favorite nail polish for a long time, but recently I’ve discovered a couple new brands that I’m starting to love!

  609. Theresa says:

    Hooray! I love Sephora and I love you for having such an awesome blog site! =)

  610. Jessica W says:

    I’m a physical therapist and we have to keep our nails short, so I always couln’t prettify my nails but whaddya know, I stumbled across video after video of short nail art! Woohooooo!

  611. Parul says:

    I love pretty little liars :)

  612. Caitlin says:

    I love Vampire Diarie’s.. Nina Dobrev :)

  613. Jen says:

    I’m really looking forward to my favorite shows coming back on: Dexter, Breaking Bad and Fringe!

  614. Leslie says:

    I plan on watching Torchwood as well but the bf wants to make sure that I have a good background in Dr. Who first so we are starting at 2005 Dr Who and working our way up to current. Then Torchwood!

    P.S. The contest sounds great! I’m so excited!

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