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

Win a $50 Sephora eGift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog
Rise and shine, morning glory. πŸ™‚ I hope you slept well.

Tabs has been keeping new hours lately, staying up later at night and sleeping in later in the mornings. Right now he’s conked out at the top of his cat tower, with his cute kitty tail poking out through the hole in the bottom of the cubby. That’s sort of like his version of a hotel room’s “Do not disturb” sign, so I’ll leave him be while I have my coffee, and you and I catch up.


Other than dinner at a Japanese restaurant I’d never been to before, my Friday night was blissfully uneventful. Dinner was great, even though I was a little concerned right after placing my order…

“I’m sorry,” the waiter replied, visibly distraught. “We’re out of the regular white rice tonight.”

The words hung over the table for a few seconds before I could formulate a thought.

Wait — what? How does a Japanese restaurant run out of rice? Isn’t that like an Italian restaurant running out of pasta or a burger joint running out of buns?

I shifted uneasily in my seat looking over at the chefs working behind the bar. “So what are you guys using for the sushi?”

“Oh, I can get you some of the sushi rice,” the waiter answered, his eyes lighting up at the suggestion. “Would you like a bowl of that?”

“Uh…sure. Is it just regular sticky rice?”

“Mm hmm. Would you like a bowl of the sushi rice instead?”

Instead? Instead of what? “Yes, please.” This is weird. “Thank you.”

LOL! It was just a little confusing at the time, but I get it now. The steamed white rice they serve in bowls at the tables is slightly different than the steamed white rice they use to make sushi.

Anywho, it’s still early here. Cut me some slack. πŸ™‚

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, what’s your favorite restaurant? Do you have a little black cocktail dress? Do you like sushi? What’s your favorite dinner date makeup look? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, August 21, 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,


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


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  1. Sophie says:

    I used to adore sushi until I had one time where the sushi was bad and now i’m scarred forever! what a shame!

  2. Cyn says:

    I don’t like raw fish, but my favorite sushi rolls are California and salmon skin.

  3. Jane says:


  4. Sannah says:

    I looove sushi. And I like a smokey eye for a dinnerdate!

  5. Carissa says:

    i’m a little embarrassed to say that i’ve never actually had sushi. i had one california roll once, and that’s it. i really have to get on the ball with that one!

  6. leetal says:

    i don’t like sushi πŸ™

  7. nadya says:

    up way too early on a saturday!

  8. NeutraKris says:

    Funny you mention Sushi. The first time I ever tried it, I was so reserved about it I didn’t give it a fair try, and hated it. Months later I realized I hadn’t been fair to dear Sushi, so I gave it another try at a different restaurant (this time at a new Hibachi joint that opened up in town). After having it a second time, and being more adventurous about it, I realized Sushi isn’t that bad!
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  9. Wynell says:

    My favorite restaurant is the cheesecake factory

  10. Terri says:

    I’m watching “Cats 101” right now, and it’s making me think of Tabs!

  11. Cecilia says:

    I have to try sushi! πŸ™‚

  12. Roberta says:

    I hate sushi, I had a terrible experience the first time I had which involved wasbi and my intense hate for spicy foods, I have been traumatized since.

  13. Cacau says:

    I guess that’s because sometimes the rice used to make sushi has a bit of rice vinegar on it. Perhaps he was scared it’s taste different, which just happens if you use too much, so I guess he just worried too much?

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  14. Bonnie says:

    Entering for my daughter. She loves harajuku lovers, which sephora sells! Yay

  15. Laura says:

    Hi ! Thanks for this give away πŸ˜€
    I don’t ike sushis.. I don’t like fish either πŸ™

    xxx Laura

  16. beth says:

    I love sushi! so delicious. I really could use this giftcard πŸ™‚ thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  17. Marci says:

    Sushi is my favorite! In fact, we just went to a sushi place for lunch Thursday. Luckily, they had rice.

  18. pearl says:

    I love sushi πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  19. Rebecca says:

    I’m at work on a Saturday morning. How sucky is that?

  20. Brianna says:

    This giveaway would make my week!

  21. Ivy says:

    I don’t really have a favorite restaurant, but pretty much any that has a good cheeseburger has my business!

  22. Amanda says:

    I have several little black cocktail dresses πŸ™‚

  23. thepaigest says:

    CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP….. shark week is over but sushi is still my fav πŸ™‚

  24. AK says:

    Happy Saturday! I can totally see Tabs snoozing away in his cat tower. What a ham.

    My favorite restaurant is called FIG (Food Is Good). Here in sunny Charleston, SC, it is incredible beautiful food. All fresh, all from locally owned farms and fishmongers. The head chef Mike Lotta has been featured in Bon Appetit many times. I swear that food is magical.

    I really love sushi, but not the conventional kind with a lot of raw fish. Sushi rice is different because they put rice vinegar in it! Gives it a slightly tangy taste.

    As for a date night look, I like to smoke it out with a saucy smokey eye. Not too much, but definitely something to dress up the eyes.

  25. Victoria says:

    I haven’t had sushi in so long!

  26. Rosemarie says:

    I’ve never had sushi either,lol! But thanks so much for the giveaway!

  27. JJ says:

    Cacau is right–sushi rice is seasoned with vinegar, sugar and salt. It’s different from regular white rice. The waiter probably thought that you wanted the unseasoned plain rice, but they were out of it. I love rice and I love sushi rice and I love sushi. ; )

  28. Amy D. says:

    I’m typing this from my new computer for college!! Woo Hoo!

  29. Emma says:

    Saturday night Sushiiiiii πŸ™‚ xx

  30. Jessica says:

    Mmmmm sushi! I love sushi!

  31. Tukta says:

    I’m missing my other half so much. Wish I could hear from him soon. and he comes back from the road soon

  32. Reesa says:

    Hanging out with Mom today. Always look forward to that πŸ™‚

  33. Kaianne says:

    I just went for sushi for lunch, yesterday! It was a friend’s recommendation, but it wasn’t very good. What’s unfortunate is this is her second not-so-great recommendation for sushi, and she’s kind of killing my taste for sushi altogether. What a shame, since it used to be one of my favorites πŸ™

  34. Sandra says:

    I absolutely Love sushi My first time eating sushi was horrible! So the second time I tried it I was a little scared but the first bite was just amazing and I’ve been obsessed since. We just have to know how to find places with really good sushi:)

  35. Lorraine says:

    i’m having my third term exam tomorrow. ):

  36. Jess says:

    I got woken up today to watch soccer… and they lost haha. Shoulda stayed in bed!

  37. Coral says:

    I promised to take my boyfriend out to dinner tonight since he’s being pouty from being sick. Unfortunately, there aren’t fantastic sushi places nearby anymore.

  38. Grace says:

    Really hoping I’ll be able to resist the MAC Me Over collection!!

  39. rosemarie buentiempo says:

    Tabs… like Tab soda? I woulda totally been confused n uneasy with that rice fiasco, lol.. just give me some dang white rice.

  40. Hmm…I can’t really think of one favorite restaurant.
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  41. bhumika says:

    I dont like sushi…bt I would surely love winning this :))
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  42. Id love to win this gift card!

  43. I love sushi! And I prefer sushi rice to regular, so I’d have been happy with that!

  44. AmyE says:

    I love sushi, but am very picky about where I’ll eat it.

  45. Mylie says:

    Sushi is my favorite food of all time!!! πŸ™‚

  46. Michelle HW says:

    I think i like mostaly all restaurants so i dont have a favorite >.<

  47. Melissa says:

    I love sushi! It’s one of my favorite types of food. They add something special to sushi rice to make it slightly sweeter. Mmm I’ve never had a bowl of plain sushi rice, but I would love to try it.

  48. Sherry says:

    short grain rice is more glutinous (and stickier), good for sushi rolls. long grain rice isn’t as glutinous, separates more readily.. the “normal” rice we’re used to eating. happy dining! πŸ™‚

  49. shusheshe says:

    I have a craving for sushi right now~

  50. Elin says:

    I haven’t had sushi in ages, but I do like it a lot.

  51. Anne-Sophie says:

    I love working out and running because it keeps me in a great shape and thin πŸ˜€ and I love Harajuku Lovers stuffs althought it’s’hard to get them in France …

  52. monika says:

    Sushi……………sounds like a great lunch idea….

  53. tabby says:

    Good morning!

  54. bruna louise says:

    I looooove sushi!

  55. Laura says:

    blue skiess

  56. bunnada says:

    I like fried sushi !

  57. Jessica says:

    I don’t particularly care for sushi. It’s the texture. I like rice though. That sounds like a great idea for lunch!

  58. Jarucha says:

    I don’t eat raw fish but I adore Japanese food….esp shrimp tempura roll and sweet potato tempura roll….

  59. Katrina says:

    Today’s my anniversary and after six years a trip to Sephora to indulge in some new date night makeup might be nice!

  60. mon says:

    Hey T-Money and K-Dawg! I just had sushi at an all-you-can-eat place on thurs and it was AMAZING. One kind of roll we ordered was a dragon roll, that had shrimp tempura, crab stick, and rice on the outside wrapped with eel and avocado… Excuse me while I go wipe off the drool.

  61. Bradley Williams says:

    I totally love sushi. . . Especially spicy tuna.

  62. Tara says:

    I’m in Palm Springs for the weekend πŸ™‚

  63. ashleigh w says:

    Now I want some white rice!

  64. Janai says:

    i LOVE sushi! mmm especially with eel sauce. ^_^

  65. Sara says:

    I like some sushi, but not all! It’s an acquired taste for me.

  66. aubrie soetaert says:

    I heart sushi! I want some now!

  67. Wendy says:

    My cat has new hours too. She likes to wake up at 5am for a snuggle.

  68. Farah says:

    I hate eating soy sauce with sushi! Other than that, it’s all goood! πŸ˜€

  69. Emma says:

    Had a HUGE thunderstorm here last night. On my way home from the mall a telephone pole got hit by lightning (or a tree did and fell on the pole) and exploded right after I drove by it! Thank goodness for my timing, we did lose power for 6 hours though. But I love thunderstorms so I didn’t mind : )

  70. Chris25 says:

    I’m wearing NYX Milan Round lipstick topped with MegaShine in Plum.

  71. AN says:

    The harvest year of sushi rice and normal rice may be different, as older rice is supposed to be better for sushi. If eaten alone, new rice tastes much better

  72. Molly SC says:

    Ahhhh this made me want a japanese pickle roll SO badly!

  73. colleen b says:

    my favorite restaurant is olive garden. i loove their breadsticks!!

  74. Vanessa says:

    I’m looking forward to the new school year!:)

  75. Maple says:

    Just had sushi last night with my hubby!

  76. jen. says:

    Running out of rice definitely seems weird. The last time I went for Japanese food, I tried to order their mackerel bento (I loooooove mackerel), but they were out. That makes a lot more sense than the rice, though!

  77. Alanna says:

    I LOVE SUSHI! My current favourite is called the SAC Roll (Salmon, Avocado, and Cream Cheese) and then I get it deep fried! It’s so addicting and amazing!

  78. Louise says:

    Best dinner date makeup tip — go easy on the lips! You’re going to eat off all your lipstick anyway, and you don’t want to be left with a weird bright outline or colored teeth.

  79. Mai says:

    Man alive I love sushi! I just had delicious all you can eat sushi a couple of days ago.
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  80. christy says:

    where do you get all these sephora gift cards from?? the sephora fairy? thanks for always sharing the wealth! πŸ˜€

  81. Ginelle says:

    Reading about the mentioning of sushi has suddenly given me the biggest craving for spicy tuna rolls! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  82. Lisa says:

    mmm…sushi rice…with just the right balance of vinegar and sweetness! good stuff!

  83. Bhevarri says:

    LOL whaaaaat? That’s so weird! I can’t imagine a japanese restaurant running out of rice =O

  84. Mary Ann says:

    absolutely love sushi!!

  85. Rochelle says:

    I celebrated my birthday early yesterday since my birthday is on the 23 (weekday -__-)! We went bowling and it was so much fun! :))

  86. Paula says:

    Really hoping for a rainy, stormy, relaxing Saturday.

  87. Amanda S says:

    Lol. Great story! Glad to hear it had a happy ending πŸ™‚

  88. Sanah says:

    would love to win!

  89. Kimberly says:

    happy saturday!

  90. Crittle says:

    My latest obsession is Pho. I’ve had Pho before but it wasn’t great, I’ve finally found a place that I love! I’ve eaten it every day for lunch for the past week.

  91. Jenniet2002 says:

    reading “A Dance With Dragons” this weekend!

  92. Glosslizard says:

    I might take it as a good sign, running out of rice = lots of diners = good food! Optimism in action! πŸ˜€

    Mmmmmmm, sushi!

  93. Jocelyn says:

    I really only like the little fried tofu things that are stuffed with rice, I’m a cooked fish fan.

  94. Jamie Rebecca says:

    karen marie moning – fever series. read read read.. first book starts a little slower. its def for adults but its utterly addictive!!! this male lead in this story seems even more sexyyy than mr eric northman…. i didnt even think that was possible!

  95. Alison says:

    I looove sushi! I’ve been really craving some this week, actually.

  96. Cecille says:

    1) Back to school shopping today!
    2) First try of Batiste dry shampoo = Good Hair Day!!!

  97. Mary says:

    Don’t like sushi but I would love to win this gift card!!!!

  98. Bethany says:

    Although i haven’t had it in forever i love sushi, and cats.<3
    To be honest i don't think Toopie and Tabs would get along well if they had the chance to meet,
    they are much too diva and much too in control of their human pets to mesh well. hehe
    I am a Sephora virgin. Would absolutely looove to win πŸ™‚

  99. Michelle says:

    picked some corn today. yum yum.

  100. Melissa says:

    So funny I had sushi last night!

  101. Cal says:

    Morning walk with my coton de tulear #puppylove

  102. MJ says:

    Had some wonderful sushi last night with some friends. πŸ™‚ Also got them to try plum wine, which is amazing~~

  103. Megan Boultinghouse says:


  104. quimerula says:

    I am so lusting after the blue nail polishes Chanel will release in the FNO!

  105. Cindy G says:

    I don’t eat sushi, I just don’t like seafood.

  106. Wildwomyn says:

    Haaaaa, that rice story is hilarious. i have only tried sushi once sadly! but yes i have about 3 cute little black dresses. very sexxay i love them, i think for a dinner date my fave makeup would be the simple cat eye look and a pink blush! with a subtle shimmer lip glass! πŸ™‚

  107. Judy says:

    Dragged the bf to go watch final destination 5…death in 3D is a whole other ball game…hahaha

  108. Kathy says:

    Oh my, I don’t see how you could NOT have a little black cocktail dress.

  109. Martha says:

    Sushi sounds good! I might have to grab some for dinner tonight!

  110. Karen K says:

    I do not like sushi but I did see some cute Hello Kitty sushi online somewhere. I do, however, really enjoy steamed white rice with lotso butter, salt and pepa. Hmmm.

  111. Krista says:

    That waiter sounds like a genius.

  112. Kylee says:

    i love sushi soooo much

  113. Christina says:

    Sushi is my number one favorite food. My daughter, who is 10 and a very picky eater, also loves sushi, so when we go out, that is what we have! πŸ™‚

  114. Jill says:

    How did the hamburger introduce his wife? “Meat” Patty!!

  115. Lily says:

    I love the smell of white rice

  116. Step says:

    I love sushi. I used to buy it when I got bummed out in college because it’s such a cute food and it reminds me of my family.

  117. saku says:

    I never had sticky rice, but I like eating different white rice, wild and brown rice. Dry seeweed chips yum.

  118. Heather says:

    I’ve never had sushi but I’ve always wanted to try it!

  119. Joe says:

    its amost football season

  120. Meghan says:

    How did the sushi rice taste? I like it with sushi, but I wonder if eating it by itself would taste weird.

  121. Jessica Leigh says:

    Mmmmmm!!! I love sushi!

  122. vnssa906 says:

    Getting ready to go look at some apartments.. Hopefully, this is the one!

  123. BooBooNinja says:

    I love sushi!

  124. Jenny says:

    I like sushi alright, but not nearly as much as the BF. My favorite has to be a salmon and pineapple roll. I am all about the pineapple. Eel is good, too. I like the sauce they put on it!

  125. Solangel says:

    I’ve tried to like sushi, but fish, in any shape or form, is just not my thing!

  126. Katelyn says:

    I’ve never tried sushi :/

  127. DalaLuz says:

    I loved sushi πŸ™‚ but as a vegetarian it is no longer on the menu for me. Luckily enough I also love, love, love Thai cooking and there are plenty vegetarian options in there! Like Lily I love the smell of rice πŸ™‚ sometimes I enjoy eating just plain, freshly steamed rice, nothing added.

  128. Kasidy says:

    I have never tried sushi, but I would like to try this one!!

  129. jane says:

    i loooove sushi. i think i could eat it everyday.. o_o;

  130. Bernice says:

    I love sushi!

  131. Jessi says:

    Ugh, I’ve had the biggest craving for sushi for the longest time. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive!
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  132. Leslie says:

    Sushi reminds me of salmon colored blushes!! So why not a Sephora inspired roll? Hmm Lol

  133. Heather says:

    I would have asked for brown rice, but that’s so funny!

  134. ladyvalent says:

    i lurve sushii badly!!! something with salmon, avocado and crab! yummy!!

  135. Lisa says:

    Sushi rice is pretty different, but quite delicious!

  136. Liz says:

    I do have a black cocktail dress, but sadly, it seems like it never gets worn anywhere these days – life just isn’t that exciting, haha. I love sushi, having previously lived in Japan for a while. For dates, I like to keep makeup simpler and less obvious – so I guess basic neutral eye looks with a peachy blush.

  137. mkdallas says:

    I know an immensely fat black kitteh named “Sushi”…don’t know how he got the name, but I like it!

  138. Melitina says:

    I do have a black cocktail dress and as it is, well, black, I like to rock red lips and red pumps and a red bag with it πŸ˜‰ No originality I know, heehee…

  139. Frances Stoterau says:

    Going to CA tomorrow for a week. Will have to find a sushi place to try!

  140. Angela says:

    I love sushi, especially Raw sushi, spicy tuna rolls, nigiri, etc… My favorite restaurant Kagaya.

  141. Natalie says:

    Mmmm, sushi. Now I’ve got a craving for it!

  142. Sharon says:

    Never tried sushi, always thought it was risky to eat?? But all these positive comments are making me curious to try it.

  143. LOL, how does a sushi restaurant run out of rice – either kind?! πŸ˜›
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  144. linds says:

    Fave restaurant is def. olive garden!

  145. Stephanie says:

    I love sushi too but I really love Outback Steakhouse. Since moving to Germany I have yet to find a good steak so I am anxiously anticipating our trip to Miami in a few weeks where I will have steak galore!

  146. Montana says:

    My going out/date makeup is always the classic Marilyn Monroe look. Red lipstick, a flash of kohl eyeliner winged out a bit, and a flushed cheek. Airspun powder is the best thing ever for this look. Plus it smells wonderful.

  147. Maria says:

    I love sushi! I always ask for extra spicy mayo and eel sauce..Yummmmm!! That being said, I was gobsmacked (my word of the day) that a sushi place would run out of rice…that’s just bizarre.
    ps. Gift card funds will be going towards the purchase of BOS IV….which is looking really really good!

  148. helen says:

    fantastic giveaway. hysterical story– I hope that you enjoyed your sushi rice!!! have a great weekend!

  149. Monica says:

    Its my birthday on Friday so I really hope I win. I could use some new makeup.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Thank you

  150. Jan Harrop says:

    I think it’s funny how often the media refers to 3 and 4″ heels as “sky high” when shoes I wore as a teen were always at least 5″.

  151. Becky says:

    I really wish I liked sushi. It meets the definitions of my favorite kind of food: pretty, portable and healthy. Alas, I don’t eat any fish.

  152. Grace Vick says:

    Will be going to Boston and making sure sushi is a part of my trip along with a nice shopping trip to Sephora!

  153. Karen says:

    i wish there was more time for the beach. the weather is getting cold too fast!

  154. Heidi says:

    I love sushi! We’ve got a fabulous place right around the corner called Toyo’s that I go to all the time!

  155. natalie says:

    I was laughing as I was sipping on my coffee and almost choked right now. That conversation was too funny. Let’s see. I can’t really choose my number one, but my top favorites are Fogo De Chao, Texas De Brazil (yes, they are similar but completely different in my opinion – both excellent) Stir Crazy, PF Changs (despite I gain 3 pounds and am dying of thirst for 2 days later bc of the sodium) and Morton’s Steakhouse. I really like Wildfire too.

  156. Danii says:

    I Γ’β„’Β‘ sushi! :3 I also love Japanese fashion,so bright colors are amazing in my opinion.I cannot resist sushi,heehee. Γ’Λœβ€ *:.Γ―Β½Β‘. o(Ò‰§Ò–½Ò‰¦)o .Γ―Β½Β‘.:*Γ’Λœβ€ 

  157. Amanda says:

    I loooove sushi! I actually got some sushi last night and decided to try a dessert for the first time, its was tempura ice cream, OMG SO GOOD!
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  158. onegreatsmile says:

    Mmmm. SUSHI!!

  159. Kylie says:

    Your dinner story made my day! πŸ˜€

  160. Mary Thi says:

    I love sushi. Fusion sushi that is.

  161. Amanda says:

    Ooh, I love sushi! I had a sweet potato tempura roll that was out of this world. Yum!

  162. Ana says:

    to be honest, I have never had sushi before, but I generally don’t like fish so I don’t think I would.

  163. laura says:

    i had sushi overload yesterday.

  164. Gala says:

    I love love love sushi πŸ™‚ and my fave dinner date look is all about the eyes – as lipsticks dont last on me at all during meals.

  165. AlisonC says:

    i just started eating sushi recently — lovezzzzzzzez

  166. Betony says:

    I’m on the hunt for a little black dress for a trip to Vegas! Eeeeeee!

  167. Christin says:

    My cats get the fish in my family, if its not salmon. That is soo good πŸ™‚

  168. Nicole O. says:

    I’ve never tried sushi before, but I don’t think I’d like it. I don’t like seafood very much. The only seafood I eat is Fried Boneless Bangus(Milkfish). NOMZ. πŸ™‚

  169. sarah says:

    Good Morning Sunshine! Thanks for all these great contests and the blog. I’m a sushi wuss – I like California rolls and crunchy crab rolls:-)

  170. J says:

    it’s a lazy saturday….

  171. Lucy says:

    I’ve never had true sushi. I think I had something like sushi with a vegetable inside it. I don’t know the name of it since I’m not familiar with sushi. What I had I did like. I’m sure I would like sushi. I do like fish! Thanks.

  172. Julia Beckwith says:

    I am making a Berry Galette for my good friend tonight!

  173. Katherine says:

    I love sushi! But I think soy may be causing my acne, so I have gone soy-free for awhile to see if it clears up. I miss sushi and all my other Japanese food favorites like crazy!

  174. Kate says:

    yes please!

  175. I LOVE sushi! And sashimi!
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  176. Nichole Clark says:

    Portland is such a foodie town that it’s downright impossible for me to pick just 1 favorite restaurant. It’s much more like a top 10 situation πŸ˜‰ However I do LOVE sushi, my favorite is from Saburo here in town – if you’re ever in the Pacific Northwest {specifically Portland} I highly recommend! I totally have a go-to LBD, my mom raised me to always make sure to have one. My favorite go-to one as of late has been the Blakely from J. Crew!

  177. Joyce says:

    I love sushi whether it’s raw or cooked. =) But right now, I’m eating oatmeal with ground turkey. Yum…
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  178. Chelsey says:

    I LOVE sushi! Not so much the raw fish ones but the others are awesome!! And eel sauce… mm mmmmm!

  179. love a sushi place in my hometown called iguana..yum yum!!!

  180. Tiffanie says:

    I’m so glad I found this blog a few weeks ago while on vacation. I’m so addicted! Thank you, Karen!

  181. Kristen says:

    LOve sushi nom nom nom

  182. Meredith says:

    I don’t eat fish but I’ll gladly eat sweet potato rolls, avocado rolls, etc. Actually, I’m kinda hungry now…

  183. LauraA says:

    LOL learning about the different rice properties for diff cooking purposes is always kinda funny. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for another giveaway opportunity, Karen, and hope everyone has a great weekend!

  184. Libby says:

    My favorite restaurant is La Fiesta. It’s a locally owned Mexican restaurant. Everyone who works there is extremely nice and the food is always awesome; and they have queso dip (my favorite food in the world).

  185. miso says:

    love sushi….since i’m preggo i miss sushi oh so much πŸ™

  186. Jennifer says:

    Eating sushi makes me happy.

  187. Kaoyee says:

    I like sushi. I’ve never had sashimi before.

  188. raquel says:

    i love sushi, but i cant have salmon sushi… everything else i love

  189. Kate & Zena says:

    No, I don’t like sushi. Seafood smells weird to me.

  190. Amber says:

    I like some sushi, but I’m not very adventurous. πŸ™‚
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  191. Stephanie Fabian says:

    4 pieces of salmon sashimi and some rice pleasee πŸ˜‰

  192. Cassandra says:

    I love sushi! My favourite are definitely alaska rolls (:

  193. Johana says:

    My favorite restaurant would have to be Lasagna Restaurant in NYC. The best Italian food and wine you will ever have.

  194. Sarah says:

    I love sushi! and date nights! and lbds! My hubby and I just had a date lunch because my mother in law is in town to visit and watched our son for a bit. It is so nice to get out of the house for once! We stopped at sephora and the mac counter on the way home so I could stock up on some back to school basics.

  195. Stephanie R says:

    Ha! The do not disturb tail sounds like one of my cats, Gizmo! She has this little tunnel thing she’ll sleep under with only her tail sticking out. The other cats like this nightstand with a little tablecloth I have in one of the guest bedrooms and normally they either have a paw sticking out or their tail. If you lift up the tablecloth they’ll just look at you with this innocent look like “Why are you waking me up, Mama?”

  196. Nancy says:

    I own way too many black dresses to even count!

  197. K says:

    I just discovered this amazing hibachi restaurant near where I live, and it is just sinfully delicious.

  198. Staci says:

    I LOVE Sushi! And being in Ann Arbor gives me so many options to choose from.

  199. Brit says:

    My new favorite fragrance I stumbled upon is Burberry’s Summer for Women!

  200. Erin says:

    I enjoy the California roll but I’m scared to try other kinds. Sushi is one of those things that you just have to try it, because it is sorta weird haha.
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  201. Liz says:

    Lol. Ah, things that get lost in translation in restaurants πŸ™‚ happy weekend!

  202. Saddy says:

    Tried sushi once and did not like it. That was several years ago though – I have to give it another chance in the future. YAY $50!!!
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  203. Kate says:

    This is great! Thanks for offering up the giveaway! I’ve been trying to but the Laura Mercier Eye basics primer in buff for a while now, but it was too pricey and i opted to get my much needed brush cleanser instead. I’m sure whoever wins will be thanking you to the ends of the earth!

    P.S. Sushi. I ADORE SUSHI. I’m Japanese-American and I remember the same confusion when I was little and my grandma told me we had to prepare the rice differently to make sushi. It still tastes good though, so I’m glad you got your rice eventually!

  204. Ice Queen says:

    I like sushi as long as it is made with cooked fish. And lots of avocado and cucumber. πŸ˜€

  205. Terry-Ann says:

    I’m a cop out. I’ve been to a few Japanese restaurants telling myself I’m going to try sushi and every time I get there I order something else. Lame I know, but there’s just so many options and people have give stories about their different experiences, liking or hating it, that I don’t know which to try.

    Need to try again with someone who’s a sushi expert and maybe I’ll brave it up. Indian food however, that I’ll try. Love me some curry spices πŸ™‚

  206. Michelle C. says:

    Thanks for this giveaway, Karen!

  207. Julie says:

    I have never eaten sushi before.

  208. I loooove sushi! I hadn’t tried it until I met my boyfriend, but even though I was scared he made me try it and I love it now~! We just had some last week.. I have been craving a lot of the really plain rolls lately though, what can I say, I like plain food sometimes. πŸ˜‰

    Tuna rolls, California rolls, Dynamite Rolls, and Tempura rolls are my favourites right now. =9

  209. Rachel says:

    I love sashimi!

  210. Julie says:

    I love Lancome’s bo-facial makeup removed!

  211. Danni says:

    My husband once went to Taco Bell and they were out of beef.

  212. BeckBeck says:

    How DOES a Japanese restaurant run out of rice??

  213. Hailey says:

    I went to the grand opening of a new sushi restaurant yesterday and the food was amazing!

  214. Christine says:

    I love sushi and especially tempura πŸ˜›

  215. Stacey says:

    I love sushi! The hands down best meal I ever had (and the funnest) was an ahi tuna dish with poprocks. I kid you not, red poprocks. We had them bring us another round of them. I’m trying to remember the restaurant, it was at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Fishbone? maybe? we had a bottle of saki too, then after dinner, plum wine at the bar. Delish!

  216. Anita says:

    So I’ve been on a low-carb-low-sodium-high-protein-high-fiber diet with no weight loss (but more energy and some stomach shrinkage.) The past week I paused the restrictions to vacation in Ocean City and lost 5lbs!! Explain that. Lol

  217. Karen says:

    Mmm, sushi is one of my favorite dinner dates because it’s adventurous and you can look dainty eating it!

  218. Jana says:

    I love sushi! I had some really good sushi in Hawaii!

  219. Yujin says:

    i sprained my ankle πŸ™

  220. Jennifer A. says:

    I love sushi rice even more than normal white rice! It’s usually what I make when I use rice as an accompaniment for dinners.

  221. Elizabeth says:

    I hate, hate, hate today and it’s only !:30.

  222. Bridget says:

    Loooooooooooooove sushi! I am super excited that we just booked a january vacation to Disney World…and one of the dinner reservations I’ve already made is at the sushi house in Epcot. Can’t wait!!!! πŸ˜‰

  223. Mindy M. says:

    I looooove sushi. My fave places are Geisha in Denham Sptings, LA and Tennou in Harvey, LA!

  224. J says:

    I live for sushi – at home I make sushi bowls with just sushi rice (ha!) and furikake and cucumber and crab sticks

  225. PS says:

    Happy Saturday! Sushi is good! πŸ™‚

  226. Jordan says:

    I like sushi… but hate fish. Hee hee I usually get avocado or sweet potato rolls! πŸ™‚

  227. Marlene says:

    Hi Karen I have been following your blog for about six months or so I absolutely love it. It does encourage me to try new things with my makeup which I love. Also it’s made me want to buy everything lol, but it definitely helps with your wonderful reviews on products which would work for me. Thanks so much. Anyway enough blabbing I have a few favorite restaurants. My husband and I used to go out every weekend before we had children. We love a place called the red violin here in Canada. It’s a Brazilian restaurant. It’s a dinner and dance place which is so much fun. We also like a place called josos it’s a Mediterranean seafood place in Toronto. One of our very favorites is terrace on the green it’s amazing. They have the best lamb. Anyway thanks again hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend.


  228. Lindsay says:

    Just fell in love with Nars Female Trouble lipgloss…gotta try it!!!!!!!!!!

  229. Megan says:

    I’m nervous about moving back into a dorm tomorrow!

  230. Janet says:

    I’m craving sushi now!

  231. Courtney L says:

    a prize on caturday?! πŸ™‚

  232. styleezta says:

    I loveeeee SUSHI!!
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  233. Christine says:

    I *love* sushi :).

  234. Tahnee says:

    Going to the Lake next weekend πŸ™‚

  235. Krystal says:

    I’ve actually been to an izakaya where, upon walking through the door, the host walked right up to us and said “We don’t have any rice.” Not even “Good evening. I’m sorry, but…” Just “We don’t have any rice.”

  236. Luella says:

    I love sushi too!

  237. Liz says:

    Girl, I could eat sushi every day for the rest of my life and be a very happy woman. Not for every meal, of course, but still.

    I tweeted:!/kittylitter1/status/105018584312455168
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  238. Daniella says:

    Tonight I am going to a fun conveyor-belt sushi place. I know it’s not the best quality sushi in LA yet I love it just the same. YUM!!

  239. Gina G says:

    My guy and I don’t go out to eat often, but when we do I love dressing up! It makes everything feel more special.

  240. Dominique says:

    I must admit I have never tried sushi and never will because I have a fear of raw fish. I have had one with imitation crabmeat in it, that was good. I have a LBD, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it a cocktail dress.

  241. cyra says:

    i just got a pretty palette from wet’n’wild πŸ™‚

  242. Krystal S. says:

    There is a local sandwich shop that I love… I was able to write about it back in 2001 in Teen People magazine back in the day!

  243. gabby says:

    I have never tasted sushi. Everytime I see it, I gag. I haven’t worn a dress in over 6 years. I gained so much after having kids I don’t like the way I look!!!:(

  244. Natalie says:

    Mmm… sushi… now I know what I want for dinner!

  245. Krish says:

    Oh my, i loooove sushi. I was born and raised in Hawaii, so i started eating sushi at a very young age. Haha i remember when i was in the 4th grade, my dad would bring me a Mcdonalds happy meal and 3 pieces of Tobiko sushi for my school lunch. Yum. Have you ever tried tobiko sushi ? πŸ™‚

  246. KPrice says:

    I love your stories – especially about Tabs. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  247. Jane says:

    I LOVE SUSHI. Haven’t had some really good sushi in a long time = sadness. Hopefully I will be able to indulge again soon.

  248. Karen says:

    I used to hate sushi, actually! But my then boyfriend got me into it. I don’t get too crazy with it, still haven’t tried eel or squid and don’t plan on it, but I do like it!

  249. irina says:

    got Aidan Mattox little black dress, but don’t fit in it right now (30 weeks pregnant ) =))

  250. Jones says:

    I love sushi! Now that I’m back in my dorm, I’m close to a nice place where you can get fresh, handmade sushi. I’m pretty excited for that πŸ™‚

  251. Sally says:

    Houston has some great sushi! I love it. I also love Too Faced…I am waiting on a shipment of makeup that I bought! Woo hoo!

  252. TheMissTrious says:

    I absolutely love sushi ! πŸ˜€

  253. Christina says:

    Yargh! I’ve got a tummy ache and I’m stuck at work!

  254. Christina says:

    I can not handle the taste of soy sauce so Sushi is totally out of the window for me. My husband is allergic to shellfish, but loves eating Sushi. (We get him the imitation crab or vegetarian kind to play it safe…)

  255. gina says:

    my friend’s bf buys her makeup. i want a makeup-buying bf!

  256. Lulle says:

    My fave dinner date look is a smoky lid that makes my eye color stand out!
    Thanks for the giveaway, I’d really love to win this gift card, I’d get a mascara for my mother in law : she wants one but she’s scared by all the different kinds you can find….

  257. amanda johnson says:

    not a sushi eater but i am a fan of sephora!!

  258. Natasha Rendon says:

    SOOO in love with Sephora’s OPI nail line. OBSESSED!!!!!!!!!

  259. Joanne says:

    I love sushi!

  260. CynthiaCCC says:

    Rainbow Roll is my favorite! My date night look is something semi-sexy that doesn’t say either Mom or Professor C. But my better half has a thing for walking around downtown at night after dinner, so the hot-but-don’t-try-to-move-more-than-30-yards-in-them kind of shoes are OUT. Alas.

  261. michaela says:

    mmm sushi! i tried eel sushi a few weeks ago and it was delish!

  262. Chrissy says:

    I’m watching Family Guy.

  263. KT says:

    My fav cuisine is Thai and I love Shrimps.

  264. Amanda says:

    I love sushi but none of the raw stuff, please. πŸ™‚


  265. irini says:

    I started season 4 of True Blood, you see in Greece we were still in season 3. But I kinda ruined it for myself because I completely ignored your spoiler alerts,and yeah I know about the hottest thing on earth and Sookie. Oh my. I seriously hope thought that this season is better than the previous, cause dude did the last one kinda blow or what!

  266. Jule says:

    My favorite restaurant is PF Changs – I love their Almond Cashew Chicken!!!!!!

  267. mn says:

    Your story reminded me of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner… water water every where nor any drop to drink…

  268. Lydia says:

    I love Sushi!

  269. Kas says:

    I love fried sushi rolls! And I love the type of restaurants with sushi trains and sushi boats. You have to be impulsive!

  270. Stephanie says:

    I love food, any food.

  271. Courtney E says:

    somedays i swear my dog is half human! lol

  272. Michelle says:

    My favorite restaurant is a local brewery called Gella’s and I loooooove sushi!

  273. Stacey F. says:

    Retin-A Micro for the win!!

  274. Jessica says:

    I just discovered your blog, and let me tell you I love it!! I will definitely be returning. Thanks for the fabulous posts.

    I love sushi. I was a bit late to the party when trying. But I enjoy it very much now.

    πŸ™‚ Jessica

  275. Lorraine ER says:

    When I was in high school we got to assist teaching ESL at a Japanese girl’s school in Boston. The first time I ever had Sushi was one day when they made it for us. At the time, places to get sushi weren’t common. It was a fun (and yummy!) experience!

  276. Clarissa says:

    My kitty gets a very disturbing, stressed-out urgency face with serial killer eyes when ever I bring home sushi. No carry out for me anymore, I can’t take the bad face!!!!!

  277. Nora says:

    love italian and mexican food

  278. Y. says:

    I LOVE SUSHI!!! But unforutanetly raw fish makes me sick:(

  279. Vijaya says:

    I don’t really like sushi! xP
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  280. Brooke says:

    I really like the flavor of sushi, but have a hard time getting over the texture…. πŸ™

  281. hiba says:

    karen u seem 2 be a star of the blogosphere.every blog i read has mentioned u at least once. u go girl

  282. Mariee says:

    Just got done with the yard-work. Phew, it’s hot outside today!

  283. Kolaleenia says:

    I’ve been to an Arby’s that ran out of roast beef. And a salad bar that had run out of lettuce.

  284. Thea says:

    well…i ned to get beach proof! It’s foggy and depressing today, even though it was 70+ until about noon. SIgh. SF in the summer!

  285. Tilly says:

    Have a good weekend!

  286. Terri B says:

    I miss my favorite eggplant parmesan pizza in Chicago. Craving it today.

  287. Colleen K says:

    I’m painting my room this weekend!

  288. Kelsey says:

    WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite restaurant?
    Buca di Beppo’s! I love Italian food!

    Do you have a little black cocktail dress?
    Yes, it’s a black velvet with a plunging neckline, makes me feel sexy whenever I wear it!

    Do you like sushi?
    Ugh, no. I hate most seafood.

    WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite dinner date makeup look?
    Taupe eyeshadow and a glossy red lip gloss.

  289. MARY-FRANCES says:

    I like nachos.

  290. Priya says:

    If you’re ever in the San Diego area, you MUST go to sushi deli…its amazing!

  291. Kayla J says:

    My favorite restaurant in the universe is Biaggi’s. The food and the atmosphere is refined and beautiful, but the prices are very reasonable. The lobster and crab pasta is to die for!

  292. Emily says:

    I love sushi! Thinking about it is making me hungry…

  293. Erin says:

    The Japanese restaurant we go to makes the best fried tofu!! I have tried to recreate it at home, but I can’t get it quite right.

  294. Nina says:

    if i won this week, it would totally go towards buying the MUFE Smokey eyes palette. πŸ™‚

    fingers crossed!

  295. Dawn Crow says:

    I love Asian food and to eat at PF Changs!

  296. luv2smilexo says:

    My favorite restaurant is gordon beirsch πŸ™‚
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  297. roxanna harris says:

    mmm… i love me some sushi! and even more than that, some Sephora!! c’mon, $50 gift card!!

  298. Sara P. says:

    I LOVE sushi! One of my favorite restaurants is Sushi Ran.

  299. supriya says:

    I’d love to win!

  300. Robyn says:

    I wish i loved sushi, but i can’t stand it

  301. I thought about sushi for dinner tonight, but we ended up at a little diner that had pretty much everything but sushi.. My hubby had a stir fry, and I had a hot chicken sandwich.

    Hope everyone’s having a good weekend.

  302. My favorite restaurant would any Jamaican food restaurant, I love patties, steam fish with veggies and jerk lobster.

  303. roz says:

    I never knew there was a difference between sushi rice and regular rice either. Learn something new everyday.

  304. Mimi says:

    super tired today. time to relax

  305. Maria Lara says:

    Today me and my beautiful children had lunch at the elephant Bar in Daly City. I am wearing the urban decay natural palette with my unsung hero lip glass Ohh Baby by MAC oldie but goodie.

  306. Brittany says:

    Love your blog thanks for the give away πŸ™‚

  307. Amanda says:

    heyheyhey! πŸ™‚ <3

  308. Madelynn says:

    Revlon wasn’t kidding when they wrote “PARFUM’ on the scented nail polish bottles. Phew.

  309. sienna says:

    any pasta is ok by me!

  310. Nicole says:

    Weird about the rice thing. Hmm, I’m a picky eater. I like the hot bar and salad bar at Whole Foods because they list all the ingredients and it is healthy and fresh. I have a few casual black or black-with-pattern dresses, but I’d love to have a smokin’ one some day, more like cocktail dress quality than the ones I own.

  311. Jesselyn says:

    I’m bored!

  312. Emily says:

    My favorite restaurants are Lebanese and Ethiopian.

  313. Laura says:

    I love Sephora!

  314. Sarah says:

    Mmm…sushi. Best is raku in Bethesda, MD!

  315. steph b says:

    I get to go for a boat ride tomorrow!

  316. Lauren says:

    Love, love, love sushi!

  317. Lindsay says:

    Now I want sushi and am land locked!

  318. Skyla91 says:

    I dont think I’d like sushi very much but I want to try some oneday!!!

  319. Sherry B. says:

    I love sushi, too! LMAO at a Japanese restaurant running out of RICE!

  320. Maca says:

    Sushi, yes please!! The other day I bought a coupon from for 51 pieces of sushi, for the equivalent of 10 bucks, abundant YUM!

  321. Inday says:

    No thank you on the sushi!

  322. MODowd says:

    For first dates I like to go with a neutral eye using shadows in the brown/bronze category, with LOTS of mascara, and a pop of color on the lips. MAC’s lickable lipstick is my favorite.

  323. Stacie N says:

    I am excited to move back to college and terrified at the same time as I will be starting my last year.

  324. KaylaK says:

    Never tried sushi but not too sure I ever will, doesn’t seem like my thing lol. My favorite restaurant is Red Lobster since they have some awesome dishes and drinks! And don’t feel bad, I would have never guessed there was a difference between white rice and sushi rice! I would have been so lost…lol.

  325. Anna says:

    I didn’t have a little black cocktail dress for years… and then on a shopping trip with my sister I decided to finally find one. I came home with 3!

  326. Dana says:

    If you ever visit Salt Lake City, Utah you should make sure to visit the following restaurants:

    1. Mazza – Amazing middle eastern food and a sexy atmosphere.
    2. Cafe Trio – Yummy Italian. My favorite item on the menu is the cheese ravioli with butternut squash sauce.
    3. Pago – Locally grown food that changes with the seasons. Everything is delicious.
    4. The Atlantic Grill – Mediterranean food that is authentic and delicious.
    5. Shogun – My favorite sushi restaurant. I’ve been going there since I was 3! Make sure to get a booth for an authentic experience.

  327. vonnie says:

    the best sushi i ever had was at the geisha house in la, the hollywood rolls πŸ˜€
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  328. loofah says:

    Love, love, love sushi!

  329. Dee says:

    Yes I have a little black dress and although simple it fits me well and it’s my go to πŸ™‚

  330. Hina says:

    Just got the most awesome diamond-tip facial. Feeling gorgeous!

  331. Jill McDonald says:

    My favorite restaurant is a little taqueria named Lalo’s. It has the best, simplest asada tacos I’ve ever eaten.

  332. Melissa says:

    ONe of my favorite dishes is Kare Kare.

  333. Margherita says:

    I’d love to win πŸ˜€

  334. Kacey says:

    I am a sushi FIEND, it might be my favorite food of all time! Salmon or albacore nigiri and sashimi, especially πŸ˜€

  335. I like morphsuits and BIG pink wigs.

  336. Marian says:

    After 20 years of raising a family, my husband and I have just begun exploring restaurants in our area once again. We rarely dine out and these past years have been spent at kid friendly places so I don’t really have a favorite at this time. I’m working on it .

  337. Beth O says:

    Sushi is one of my favorite dinner dates! Sushi and plum wine, you can’t go wrong!!!

  338. leslie says:

    my favorite restaurant is a syracuse native franchise called Tully’s its a sports bar restaurant and whenever theres a good game on we always head down there to cheer on our sports teams!!

  339. Jesse says:

    I’m in the mood for some Chinese food^_^.

  340. Naomi says:

    My favorite restaurant is called the Vegetarian Palette in Brooklyn, NY. The food and atmosphere are great. I go with my best friends all the time.

  341. Melissa says:

    Just ate some awesome Chilean Sea Bass for dinner! About to sit down for family movie night and popcorn! Life is good πŸ™‚
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  342. jenn s. says:

    I love any restaurant that serves Thai food and I love Thai with tofu! My hubs thinks I’m wack, LOL!

  343. texas says:

    Hope I win! I really need to repurchase some posietint!

  344. chibu74 says:

    i don’t really like sushi

  345. Britany B. says:

    Never had sushi, but would love some urban decay liquid eyeliner in Perversion….^_^

  346. Natalie says:

    I could eat sushi everyday!!

  347. Stephanie P. says:

    I’ve been interested in trying sushi for a while now. My favorite restaurant is Papadeaux Seafood Kitchen, and I’ve only seen them in my home state of Texas and Louisiana.

  348. Dana says:

    I love your blog!

  349. Christine says:

    Mmmmmm I love sushi!

  350. T.Davis says:

    I more week until I take my GMAt exam…… UGH!!!

  351. Allyson says:

    I begin student teaching Tuesday and I’m nervous/excited! Organizing my life so I can run at full steam!

  352. Margaret says:

    So I’ve become totally obsessed with UD’s eyeshadows…… they’re so buttery!!!!

  353. Tori says:

    Sushi is not my thing lol but i am signing up for the gym next week! Its never to late to get my “summer” bod πŸ˜‰

  354. Ariana says:

    MY favorite sushi is called a mango roll. It’s a california roll but it has thinly sliced pieces of mango on top, YUM!

  355. Zoey says:

    I have a few “little black dresses”. They’re great staples for a night out and they’re all different enough that I can justify having them.

  356. auroragyps says:

    I think I like Sushi. I mean, I’ve had it and it was ok, but it wasn’t a great place for Sushi to begin with. I really liked seafood though, so I think I just need to find a good restaurant.

  357. Jenny W. says:

    LBDs are a must! I have a criss-cross back A line LBD!
    Also, sushis are great.

  358. Kristen Walter says:

    Avocado rolls are the bee’s knees!

  359. Cass says:

    I did not ready through all 300 of the replies, but sushi rice is actually quite difference from normal white rice that you get a sushi place. It has rice wine vinegar in it and is mixed in a special way. Did it taste like normal rice to you?

  360. Kelsey says:

    I love sushi, especially sweet potato tempura rolls!

  361. Jenn says:

    I don’t have a favorite restaurant, but I’m always open to trying something new! Not sushi though haha.

  362. resa says:

    I love sushi a lot. And you are lucky to eat a bowl of sushi rice! It’s so delicious!!

  363. Adia says:

    I like Sushi but I can’t have it everyday XD
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  364. Kim says:

    I love all food.

  365. Beth says:


  366. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I’ve tried and tried but I just haven’t developed a taste for sushi.

  367. Katie-Jean says:

    I love sushi! And I love your blog!

  368. Justine says:

    I’m looking forward to my next Shellac mani in a few days!

  369. Debbie says:

    I like veggie sushi!

  370. yuri says:

    my favorite restaurant was a burger join close to my house but they close recently πŸ™

  371. kREN… DID U KNOW that our skin tones are almost the same? i love when you do swatches because i know how it would look on my skin tone

  372. Josie says:

    I still refuse to eat sushi. Its the seaweed that grosses me out! My boyfriend who is very picky actually enjoys sushi and made me try a piece of raw snapper or something. It was so awful!! But i always order some terryaki or something deep fried (mmmmhhmm yams) instead!

    My fave food is Italian but why goout when we cook it better at home! :p

  373. Gina says:

    I need me some Sephora before heading to college!!!

  374. Karen M. says:

    I love sushi, it’s one of my favorite foods. Unfortunately, I only eat it a couple times a year because my hubby doesn’t like it. πŸ™

  375. Anna says:

    sushi? yay!

  376. Lili says:

    I think a lovely shade of soft pink blush and some sheer pink gloss is a great natural date look!
    I love, love, love sushi!

  377. Maggie says:

    I’m not sure if I like sushi or not. I live in the midwest and don’t have a sushi place anywhere near. =( Dying to try it though!

  378. Tracy Hathaway says:

    I don’t like true sushi…like the raw stuff. I’m all about maki rolls though! And I’m surprised I don’t have a go to little black dress…maybe after I lose the weight I’m wanting to, I’ll treat myself to a new dress.

  379. Jess says:

    Going to the beach tmrw! Keeping fingers crossed it won’t rain!

  380. Hannah says:

    I love sushi! I’m a sucker for a good spicy tuna roll.

  381. chibicheeks says:

    I loooove sushi! Salmon is my favorite πŸ˜€

  382. julie says:

    i love sepohra!

  383. Lucia says:

    So hard to pick a fave restaurant! It depends on the mood, but for Italian at least I’ve always loved Buca di Beppo, and I pretty much love a lot of Asian restaurants I go to, whether it’s Korean or Chinese or Japanese

  384. Rozae says:

    It all depends, what I’m craving, how far it is and do I really want it. Hmm, as of right now its chocolate, red velvet cupcakes from Cako Bakery please:)

  385. Christine says:

    Sushiii, yum ! Haha.

  386. Christine says:

    Sushiii, yum ! Haha πŸ™‚

  387. Vanessa C. says:

    Would love to even get OUT to a nice restaurant!! Love Italian or good Chicago Deep Dish.

  388. Barbara says:

    Years ago a coworker took everyone’s order and went through the drive through of a fast food place called Rally’s. He placed about 9 people’s orders at the first window. When he got to the second window they told him they were out of buns!! They closed ( I wonder why!!} and I never did try a burger from there!!

  389. Myr says:

    I never thought I’d join the ranks of sushi snobs, but I’ve been enlightened — the sushi stateside is nothing compared to the real deal.

  390. Alexandra says:

    I love sushi and this is an awsome giveaway! !

  391. LindsayKate says:

    My favorite restaurant is Cheeseburger in Paradise!!

  392. Bailey says:

    sushi is the bomb!

  393. Sara says:

    i’m on the phone with my suite mate

  394. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Saturday! πŸ™‚

  395. Pamela Choy says:

    Whole Foods makes some yummy sushi. I like the salmon and avocado roll as well as the spicy tuna roll.

  396. Kaley says:

    Analyzing poetry isn’t super fun..

  397. Heather says:

    I like sushi, but vegetarian-style (there’s a few places in SF that have tempura vegetable sushi, avocado sushi, spinach sushi with a peanut sauce, etc.) – but my *favorite* restaurant is Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. Reliably delicious food, gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge, nice ambiance … what more could a girl ask for?

  398. Vanessa says:

    Not even embarrassed to say that I spent two hours at sephora today, trying on my date night look. Dont judge me….

  399. ashley says:

    in high school, we had to dissect squid in biology & my teacher fried some up for us to try. it was actually not bad! but now i really want some white rice.

  400. SHaron says:

    Have a great week!

  401. Catherine says:

    My favorite restraunt has to be Olive Garden! I LOOOOOVE Italian food πŸ™‚

  402. Camille says:

    Thanks for sharing this weird experience. A little chuckle to end my day. ;o) It is odd that a Japanese restaurant would run out of regular white rice. ;o)

  403. Robyn says:

    going to finally cut and dye my hair on Monday!! so excited!!!

  404. Kathy Bui says:

    lool have you tried the sticky rice with some salt? its sooo good<3

  405. nelle says:

    Family Saturday block partty is the best!

  406. MelodyJ says:

    I like TGI Friendy’s. It’s my favorite place to eat Their frozen food to cook at home is really good.


  407. Tina Lane says:

    I love sushi!!!!

  408. Soo says:

    I really like Gyu Kaku, can’t get it in MD. my boyfriend has gone twice since I’ve been gone (he lives in Chicago) and rubbed it in my face each time πŸ™

  409. Caroline says:

    Tried sushi when I visited NYC, not quite a fan yet. Will try again though!:)

  410. Christy O says:

    I need more than 24 hours in a day with so much frequency.

  411. Theresa says:

    I don’t like the real sushi selections, but I do love tempura fried California rolls! On first dates, I like to try (or used to like trying) to always incorporate pink into my makeup look. Pink cheeks, or pink lips always seem so cute and innocent and perfect for first dates! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  412. peach_ says:

    But running out of white rice really IS like a burger joint running out of buns or Italian restaurant sans pasta, as you said.

    Sushi rice is white sticky rice + dashi and vinegar, maybe some salt. It’s strange to be offered sushi rice as a replacement, though I understand. But being from Japan, I would see it as the equivalent of the said burger buns being replaced with hot dog buns!

  413. kristen says:

    Love sushi, love the blog, love tabs!

  414. lizzym says:

    i tried sushi once but i developed a taste aversion after my mother made so much sea food as a young child

  415. Regina says:

    I could give this gift card such good use =). I tested some Illamasqua powder products like blushes and eyeshadows at Sephora last weekend and fell in love…

  416. Lindsay says:

    I love sushi, and now I want some right now. Hmmm…

  417. Ashleigh says:

    Well since you were talking about sushi I thought I’d mention my favorite place. It’s Edo Sushi in Baltimore and its awesome. I went there the other day with my friends and my friend Victoria had no idea what to do with the hot towel. It was hilarious to watch lol.

  418. Savannah says:

    I passed my boards, I am officially a registered nurse πŸ™‚ would love to celebrate with some sephora goodies!

  419. Nika says:

    I love sashimi more than sushi. πŸ™‚

  420. Elle says:

    I love sushi! Especially salmon with spicy mayo.

  421. Emily says:

    Think I’m gonna have to give Oh Baby lipglass a try!!!

  422. Kristie says:

    I met Steve Madden today, the shoe designer! πŸ™‚

  423. Melody says:

    Sashimi is what I live for! I can devour an entire plate in no time, but only once a month I’d say. πŸ˜€

  424. Bonnie says:

    I used to avoid raw fish like the plague (first I didn’t like the idea of it, then I didn’t like the texture), but a meal I had at a Japanese place during Restaurant Week came with a few pieces of sashimi, so I ate them, seeing as how I was going to pay for them anyway, and decided that I liked it after all! I just like the mild-tasting fish like tuna and salmon, though.

  425. Caitlin says:

    I love sushi! Especially nigiri πŸ™‚

  426. Ceci says:

    I should go to the library and borrow a few books. I haven’t read a new story in too long. Durn video games!

  427. Gans says:

    I should go to the store and borrow a few video games. I haven’t played a new video game in too long. Durn books!

  428. Oh my so many comments, yay for you!

    Ok my question is lame but are you Filipino? I am not that your asking πŸ™‚ just thought I throw that in there. Pick me, pick me so I can buy the Argon Oil I was window shopping today at Sephora.

  429. Elizabeth says:

    I love sushi, but I hardly ever have it. My favorite is the rolls with cream cheese.

  430. Eva says:

    I went from disliking to loving sushi πŸ˜€

  431. Jerry Dazzlepants says:

    Argh I’ve been craving raw salmon sushi all day!

  432. layla says:

    i love sushi, but haven’t had it in the last year coz i was pregnant and sushi is a big no no! my little girl is now 5 months old so i guess i can start eating it again πŸ™‚

  433. Joy P. says:

    My paternal grandmother’s a Japanese (Matsushita-Yanagitani) but she died a decade before I was born so I wasn’t exposed much to Japanese food. I don’t like sushi but I love yakitori and tonkatsu πŸ™‚

  434. Hannah R. says:

    Mmmmm sushi sounds so good right now… and it’s 6:48 a.m.!!

  435. Eva says:

    although I really don’t need any more makeup, I want more.

  436. Jj says:

    when will I finally get the gift card?

  437. Jj says:

    Why does it always rain on sundays?

  438. Nicola says:

    I LOVE sushi!
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  439. JenJen says:

    Ra Sushi is my favorite sushi restaurant.

  440. MMM says:

    I need to get cable for football season. I miss ESPN.

  441. Joy says:

    I do like sushi but I also like other Japanese food, so I probably only actually get sushi half the time I could.

  442. inycat says:

    Could use a Fall pick me up in the makeup department. πŸ™‚

  443. Claire says:

    i have a fave sushi place, its always bogo rolls. yum

  444. Anne says:

    I would spend that money on crazy lip colors!

  445. Katya says:

    hello, i’m filipina just like you! i only go to sephora once in a while but i absolutely LOVE it! i’ve bookmarked a gazillion products and would love to use the gift card on em! xxx

  446. Krystle says:

    I love sushi rice!

  447. lesley says:

    Just assembled a bunch of IKEA stuff and currently doing loads and loads of laundry… MY PARENTS ARE COMING TO VISIT NORWAY. I’m so excited!!

  448. Rachael says:

    I had a wonderful weekend!
    Chinese food & Netflix Friday night, then Italian food & saw Crazy Stupid Love on Saturday.
    Today will most likely include a nap after laundry is done πŸ™‚

  449. NeenaJ says:

    Love sushi! My favorite is still salmon nigiri. If the salmon is fresh, it melts in your mouth!

  450. Sherry says:

    funny story!

  451. Andy says:

    I love Vietnamese Cuisine!

  452. Darlene says:

    I love sushi!

  453. Kathryn says:

    I love sushi! I just moved to a new area and there is a great restaurant just around the corner, I have to be really good and not go there every week!

  454. Emily says:

    My favorite go-to restaurants would have to be Qdoba, Applebee’s, and Buca di Beppo’s. I absolutely looove the tiramisu they have at Buca’s, but I went yesterday and apparently they changed the recipe and lowered the rum content due to legal limitations. Such a shame, because now the tiramsu is dry instead of nice and spongy. πŸ™ Looks like I’ll have to start learning how to make it myself!

  455. Jennifer says:

    Omg I am so jealous! After I had my son, I COULDN’T eat sushi anymore, I tried and I tried, but I kept blowing up and blowing up! Maybe one day down the road :/

  456. Beth says:

    I’m from Arkansas so I have to share how excited I am that the West Memphis Three were freed on Friday. These men spent 18 years behind bars, one of them on death row, for a crime they didn’t commit. Their only “crime” was being weird, listening to Metallica and wearing black in a small town, closed minded community. Though the state of Arkansas states they will not look for the real killers, the West Memphis Three will continue their work to find out who committed this heinous crime against those 3 precious little boys who deserve justice.

  457. Evelyn says:

    there was a pita place by our campus in grad school that was out of pitas when we went to eat there….more than once. Huh??!

  458. Caitlin says:

    I love sushi! I’m a vegetarian so I obviously eat mine without any fish. There is no direct word for vegetarian in Japanese, so when I went to Japan I had to carry around a card that said in Japanese, “I hate fish and meat. Vegetables are best!”

  459. Shivani Ray says:

    I live on sushi. PICK ME! =)

  460. Katrina says:

    Mmmm sushi!! I may have to go out and get some when I go pick up a new tube of Chanel Inimitable Intense

  461. Tina says:

    I loooove your site! Oh the things I would buy if I won this giveaway! πŸ˜›

  462. ashley says:

    mmm raw fish

  463. Carol says:

    I plan to spend Sunday afternoon playing Angry Birds Rio. Yeah, so productive πŸ˜›

  464. MoreBoopThanBetty says:

    I LOVE sushi! However, I tend to stick with the “safe” picks, like the dynamite rolls or spicy tuna rolls. I went to dinner with a girlfriend of mine the other week, though, and she got me to tr y the unagi roll. I never thought I would try eel (and like it!) in my life, but I’m definitely a convert now!

  465. Alyse says:

    Thank you for having a blog I ACTUALLY like to read- I mean, thoroughly READ!! Don’t tell, but I’m sure my classmates will see me scouring it from time to time during class πŸ˜‰

  466. sara says:

    Haven’t had sushi in ages…I luv my California rolls:)

  467. aradhana says:

    i love sushi!

    funny story… i wouldn’t have known what the waiter was talking about either….

  468. Nou says:

    i love love sushi!

  469. Mary says:

    So glad I found this blog!

  470. lizzard says:

    you know, it’s always strange when restaurants run out of their special…

  471. JennyJen813 says:

    My lil monstah kitty milo is passed out on me right now :). Crazy about the rice- i just went to dunkin donuts and they were out of croissants! Wtf is going on?! Lol

  472. Dominique says:

    I LOVE Sushi! I also love to convert I-only-eat-California-rolls sushi eaters into real-deal-raw-fish sushi eaters.

  473. Alyssa says:

    Sushi is my favorite food!

  474. TL says:

    where is the sun today??

  475. Lauren says:

    I actually don’t have a little black dress in my closet right now. I need to work on that!

  476. Kristen says:

    i really loved sam’s guest post!

  477. terry says:

    I love Japanese food! Especially those soft-shell crabs, or whatever you guys call that in the US…=P

  478. Anna says:

    Sushi! Spicy shrimp rolls are fab.

  479. Gail says:

    Its Sunday already – where do the weekends go

  480. Daphne says:

    I would love to have some sushi right now!

  481. Kay says:

    Love me some California Rolls right now!

  482. susah says:

    fav sushi is spicy salmon rolls! anything spicy is great

  483. Emily says:

    Mmm i love sushi! But only the vegetable kind!! I lovee your blog also:D and im super duper excited to get your lipglass from mac its such a gourgeous color!!(:

  484. Ingrid says:

    i just had my first girl’s weekend away since having two kids!

  485. Joellen says:

    and now all I can think about it sushi. I gotta get some, stat!

  486. Madeline C. says:

    I love eel sushi – both the handroll and the regular cut roll! That is strange that the restaurant ran out of regular rice. As for a date night look – a soft, glittery eye with dark winged liner, bold lashes and soft pink lips. =)

  487. OpulentOblivion says:

    Ok….all this sushi talk is making me hungry! Time to convince my hubs to take me on a sushi date tonight! πŸ™‚ Yum!

  488. Kristina says:

    I love eel sushi. It’s my addiction!!

  489. Joanne says:

    I can’t eat sushi…i’m pregnant. But i love it!! I can’t wait until I give birth and then I can go back to eating sushi!

  490. mm says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve had sushi! Maybe this week…

  491. Alice says:

    I looooove sushi

  492. Perri says:

    My comment will have to be about my new favorite lipstick brand- Makeup Forever! I only have two so far, compared to my (at least) 10 MAC lipsticks… but I know I will be getting more πŸ˜‰

  493. Carrie Ann says:

    I do have a LBD. It’s just a simple strapless one. I also love sushi, especially California and rainbow rolls.

  494. Paula says:

    I’ve actually never tried sushi.

  495. Nini says:

    I had the BLT pizza from California Pizza Kitchen…yummm

  496. Laura says:

    I have a LBD, it’s actually a skirt that is a dress on me, but it looks EXACTLY like a strapless dress except with a un-structured top. It’s just very ruffly until the bottom of the ribcage, then goes down flowyish. So it looks like a dress, no one has ever guessed it isn’t. Normally, the ruffles go to the bottom of your hips, and then it flows out. But I just pulled it up about 3 feet. πŸ™‚

  497. I bought my baby a onesie that says “this is my little black dress” …love it! πŸ™‚

  498. ItsBeka says:

    I love sushi! Eat it at least once a week. At the restaurant I go to the whole staff knows my name! I guess there are worse things to be addicted to πŸ˜€

  499. Brandi Andi says:

    I’ve been moving into our new house all weekend. I’m exhausted and ready to shower,
    but I decided to get on the internet instead.

  500. Anjali says:

    I love California rolls with brown rice!

  501. Jennie R. says:

    My birthday is a week from tomorrow. I’m quite excited. It’ll be the first birthday that I get to spend with my family in 5 years. I love my family and I’m so happy to be back home!

  502. kalcedon says:

    I’ve never eaten sushi. Weird, I know. πŸ™‚

  503. Renee Benton says:

    I love sushi, especially eel. And if I win I will create a cool “electric eel” look!!!!

  504. Mary Begum says:

    I love you blog πŸ™‚

  505. Jennifer says:

    I am very excited! Tonight I visited a gym that I fell completely in love with… omg, steam room, sauna room, AND jacuzzi! Hells yeah… and so Tuesday (yes, weird, I know… but that’s when my check clears and I’ll have monies!) will be the first day of my new healthy life style! I’m so excited about it that I’m celebrating with really unhealthy food… last meal if you will. Plus, tomorrow starts day 1 of the 2nd year of law school. So some serious new beginnings starting this week! I’m excited, nervous, freaked out and happy all at the same time!

  506. Linda says:

    I did not know sushi rice and the regular rice had differences.

  507. Edna says:

    My boyfriend made me special cookies for our anniversary!

  508. Shelly says:

    I love sushi!
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  509. Patricia says:

    I have tried california sushi rolls & there quite good. This weekend thereÒ€ℒs a 3 day portuguese festival 5 minutes from my house, havenÒ€ℒt slept since friday! πŸ™‚

  510. Rebecca says:

    I love sushi!

  511. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  512. Jacquelyn says:

    I love sushi! California roll is my all time favorite!

  513. Nina says:

    My ex boyfriend and I used to go everyday to eat sushi. I love getting the variety sushi, but favorite is the Philadelphia roll

  514. Cassi Teague says:

    Not a fan of sushi. But I did just eat a yummy chinese dinner! πŸ™‚

  515. Sarah H. says:

    My little black dress looks like something Joan from Mad Men would wear. <3

  516. Tran says:

    Me and my boyfriend love sushi!!

  517. Becca says:

    LOOOOVE sushi!!! Salmon skin, spicy tuna, and philly rolls are my fave!! Love you Karen and love the blog!!

  518. Eloize says:

    I’m not a sushi person but I love sashimi! I really don’t like rice so much except when I’m having Filipino or Chinese meals!

  519. Kirsten says:

    Never tried sushi. There is a French restaurant I love in Seattle that I love… Rover’s.

  520. Eurie says:

    i would eat sushi anyday ,everyday

  521. BB says:

    I love sushi and sashimi!

  522. Kimberly says:

    I could eat sushi on a daily basis!

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  523. Celina says:

    I would’ve totally freaked out about the white rice, too! But I’m glad the sushi rice saved the day πŸ™‚

  524. nabel says:

    happy sunday!

  525. Megan says:

    Hate sushi, LOVE SEPHORA.

  526. Monique says:

    last day to enterr!

  527. deana says:

    I like this Italian restaurant called Massa’s

  528. Barb says:

    Yum, sushi!! Maybe I’ll have some for lunch tomorrow πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  529. Danielle F says:

    Thanks for another great giveaway Karen! You rock!

  530. Janelle says:

    I recently bought a black cocktail dress, but I’m not so sure how much I like it anymore… :0/ I hate when that happens.

  531. Lauren says:

    I’ve been eating Flaming Hot Cheetos all day and I think my tongue is permanently red now.

  532. Clara says:

    Dying to buy new makeup

  533. Debbie says:

    I’m in a food coma, I love cake! Unfortunately I’m not courageous enough for sushi. πŸ™‚

  534. Hong says:

    I love shabu restaurants! Its japanese fondue and is very tasty! The meat literally melts in your mouth.

  535. Donna says:

    I love sushi especially eel =D

  536. lauren says:

    I have accidentally found your blog so many times its not even funny, think its fate. and I have entered this competition one or two many times! love your blog, keep it up cos you keep my makeup addiction alive. xxx

  537. kristina says:

    i had sushi 3 times in two weeks. i’m pretty sick of it now

  538. Hillary says:

    Turned my 5 year old niece into a sushi and nail polish addict today!! Double win!

    Great giveaway! Thanks.

  539. Katherine says:

    I love sushi soooooo much its not even funny! Unfortunately the closest place to me with even halfway decent sushi is about a thirty minute drive and so expensive πŸ™ But once I taste the yummy food its definitely worth the price and drive!

  540. illi says:

    I still have to find some make up that suits me. Not too much.

  541. K. says:

    I like sushi, not sure whether I love it, but it’s definitely something I wouldn’t turn down if it was served to me.

  542. Annie O says:

    Check out the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio! The views and the building alone are worth the trip.

  543. Debbie says:

    Did you taste any difference with the sushi rice?
    They normally mix in a little rice vinegar with sushi rice.

  544. Helena says:

    love to go out to dinner again with my husband, haven’t had the chance yet since the birth of our baby boy early April. love to have some sushi again, cause I wasn’t allowed to eat any during my pregnancy and craved it sooo hard πŸ™‚

  545. halli says:

    I hate sushi. End of story.

  546. Becca says:

    I keep wondering when I’m going to become bored of makeup but it never happens.

  547. Nadine says:

    My favourite restaurant is this little pasta place we have. Best garlic bread ever!

  548. Tasha says:

    I used to hate sushi, but now I love it! πŸ˜€

  549. irishkicks says:

    i am addicted to LBDs . I had to stop buying them !!!

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