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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is MM! Congratulations, MM! 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
Right now I smell like cilantro because I was just outside tending to the garden on the deck.

Greetings, young lady! I got a late start again today… That seems to be my new Saturday slogan: “I got a late start again today.” πŸ™‚


Tabs has decided that cilantro is no longer the new catnip, and he totally ignores it now when we’re outside. And that means that the plants are overgrown, so I had to pick some off and trim it back…which made me hungry for Chipotle (their rice).

I think I might go for lunch to get a veggie burrito.

Oh! Here’s a fun fact: at Chipotle, if you order the veggie burrito, if you really and truly want it to be veg, you have to get it with the black beans, because they use bacon to make their pinto beans.

They don’t always mention that when you order the veggie burrito. I’ve seen it before…

So what are you up to today? Doing anything fun? I don’t have anything going on other than house chores and errands. Nothing exciting.

If I can sneak away for an hour, I’d like to swing by Nordstrom again to return the top I bought yesterday under duress. It looked cute on the rack and has a cutout back, which I thought I’d wear with a tank top underneath. I didn’t try it on in the store — it was one of those stress purchases — but I should have, because with it on I look like a trucker from the ’80s.

I didn’t notice in the store that the sides are also cut out, like how those rocker metal guys from the ’80s would cut out the sides of their shirts? That’s what it looks like. I look like a little rocker, biker girl with it on, and it’s not flattering at all.

Anywho, I hope your weekend got off to a good start, and maybe today’s giveaway will help. πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

While I’m at Nordie’s, I’m also gonna check out some of the new makeup from fall, like Bobbi Brown Marrakesh Chic, Lancôme’s Fall 2011 collection and MAC Me Over (the Shadesticks turned out to be really long lasting).

Now, on with the show!


  • 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 are your favorite stores to buy clothes? Do you ever wear headbands? Do you know how to write in cursive? How many plants do you have in your house? Have you ever seen a cat attack a lizard (would you like to?)? What are you doing with your makeup today? — 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!

Terms and Conditions

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, August 28, 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 MM! Congratulations, MM! 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. I don’t usually wear headbands because they almost always give me a headache–don’t know why!

  2. Margherita says:

    I can’t believe it, I’ve been eating more healthy and controlling portions and i’ve lost about 6 pounds already! πŸ™‚

  3. Amanda says:

    I’m having a devil of a time finding that awesome Essie “Very Structured” in my local stores, girl.

  4. Merli says:

    This bring some light to the fact that we are about to get hit with Irene. Praying that the electricity doesn’t go out. That people finally realize that this is no joke

  5. Bec says:

    I love shopping clothes at Zara, Mango and TopShop πŸ™‚

  6. Carissa says:

    I love shopping at Asos, wish there was a store in the US.

  7. Jessica says:


    If I were to win, I’d be buying the Too Faced Shadow Insurance – I’ve been using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion for years but have begun to favor Too Faced! I feel like a traitor!!

  8. Lindsey Huber says:

    hurricane πŸ™

  9. Stephanie says:

    Finally bought the Naked palette! I want a new perfume so I would definitely use the giftcard for a new scent!

  10. Libby says:

    I have forgotten how to write some letters in cursive, like a capital J.

  11. Terri says:

    I don’t usually wear headbands because of the squeezing issue. Also, I’ve never mastered how to wear them in a more grown-up manner. However, I’m totally up for it if anyone has any suggestions!

  12. Moriah says:

    My son just threw a plush blueberry toy at my face.

  13. Monika says:

    I keep dreaming about Vikings since I started reading your blog. Any idea why?:)

  14. Jennifer says:

    I love headbands! I wear them all the time, I hae two drawers in my organizer dedicated to them!

  15. I love headbands! Wearing one today!

    Subtle eye makeup and a bold lip(MAC Rebel) today.

    Γ’Λœβ€ Lola AÒℒ Γ’Λœβ€¦ recently posted … LolaAM: Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  16. abitnerdy says:

    Oh Karen, how I love these random post about cilantro and shopping hehe, I hate when I buy something and completely regret it when i get home, I always feel a little guilty when i return things. I need to get my butt to the mall and look at Bobbi Brown’s new collection too, I’ve heard amazing things. I use to attend Nordstrom Beauty Trend Shows, but now I am not nearly at the mall enough to figure out when it is. It’s a bit sad because I totally loved waking up at 7AM on a SATURDAY to get my bedhead to the mall and snag a front row seat tee-hee.

    Anyhow, I woke up and washed my car today. It took me 2 hours. I washed, lazy waxed (i purchase this wax where all you do is apply it on when your car is still wet spread and let it try, see lazy) I conditioned the inside but didn’t get to vacuum.

    Oh oh i did get to try a new beauty product today.. I tried DR Dennis Gross (DGSKINCARE) SPF Towelette πŸ™‚ Its a bit… greasy for my already greasy face πŸ™

  17. no makeup today i worked out

  18. Hurricane a-coming ahhh. Boo. I’m actually about to make cotton candy in my new cotton candy machine. I’m so damn excited lol.

  19. Lydia says:

    I want to buy some dresses from modcloth!

  20. Mariee says:

    Got the first half of my Apothica order yesterday and the Me! Bath bath bombs smells sooo good. Wish I’d gotten more!

  21. Cassy says:

    Mmm Chipotle. They’ve always been awesome at only using the black beans for my veggie burritos (which are all I get there, seriously now I want one) I’m just waiting to go over my boyfriend’s grandpa’s house so we can celebrate his birthday. I hope we leave soon because the CT emergency advisory says people should be home and secured by nightfall to ride out this storm. No offense to his family, but I don’t want to get stuck somewhere that is not my home.

  22. Sara P. says:

    The sun just came out! Happy Saturday!

  23. Melissa says:

    We had to write in cursive until the 8th grade or else they wouldn’t accept our homework!

  24. Stacey says:

    I love Saturdays!

  25. Michelle I says:

    I used to wear headbands a lot, then one day I looked in the mirror. πŸ˜›

    (they look so cute on everyone else, just make me look like I have a huge head or something!)

  26. Joanne says:

    I actually miss writing in cursive!

  27. leetal says:

    i can’t do anything this weekend because of the hurricane… i hope there isn’t much damage…

  28. Emilee S says:

    Love sephora!!! *runs over to to make a wish list*!

  29. Jenny says:

    Dude! Tonight, me and my bff are gonna get our Nancy Drew on. Ever played those games? They’re point-and-click mysteries, mostly made for pre-teen girls (though some puzzles are TOUGH!), but awesome nonetheless. Plus cocktails. I can’t think of a better evening.

  30. Megan says:

    I can’t wear headbands because I have a crooked head. The elastic ones flip off and the plastic ones won’t stay down flush on the crown of my head. Sad indeed.

  31. Alison says:

    I mainly wear soft, stretchy headbands… but only at the gym and when I’m sleeping.

  32. Nicky H. says:

    I <3 Chipotle! There's one right across the street from me. I think I'll try the veggie burrito today. Thanks Karen!

  33. ashley says:

    i just went with the bff for a late lunch of chinese food. now i could puke. gah.

  34. Jamie Rebecca says:

    just bought a new house. closing on october 14th! so excited!

  35. Christine says:

    I pretty much shop anywhere but forever 21 is the easiest place for me to purchase a lot of items at once lol

  36. Kim Cole says:

    Yum – cilantro. Really good on fish tacos! Bummed that they are no longer teaching cursive writing in school – how will these kids know how to sign their names?! Happy Weekend!!!

  37. Kerry B. says:

    I prefer writing in cursive over printing.. πŸ™‚ Tonight is car show night.. DH is out detailing the 68 Camaro..

  38. pearl says:

    My fav store for shopping clothes is Forever21. Love the variety there.

  39. K* says:

    I always look either really young or really 90s in headbands. πŸ™

  40. Katty says:

    It’s sad when veg stuff really isn’t veg :[

  41. Erin says:

    I love wearing headbands, but by midafternoon they always give me a headache!

  42. Kelli says:

    I’m going to be wearing some kind of look with the new Nars Outremer eyeshadow I just got! πŸ˜‰

  43. steph b says:

    I have a bunch of plants in my apartment right now because I had to take them off the balcony to get ready for the hurricane!

  44. Jamie says:

    I wear headbands every once in a while, but like someone else said, a lot of them give me headaches. I really need to pick up the headbands you recommended! They look great, and I was happy to hear they didn’t press down on your head much.

  45. Christin says:

    Today was a really warm and sunny day, typical I was at work all day long.. :-/

  46. Sara says:

    I love to buy jeans and necklaces! πŸ˜€

  47. sarah says:

    My cats used to hunt lizards when we lived in Georgia… maybe they were skinks, I don’t really know. On the rare occasion the cats were actually fast enough to catch one, I was always so traumatized! Poor lil lizzies.
    Going to a party tonight, thinking I will use my new Benefit eyeshadow!

  48. Vivienne Foster says:

    I love Marc Jacobs new perfume Oh Lola! I have a pet rat named Lola!

  49. Nina says:

    currently sitting at home waiting for the arrival of hurricane irene!

  50. Kathy says:

    i love headbands. do you know the ones that had like ribbons attached to the two ends? i was obsessed with them in third grade. i looked like a hippie yo.

  51. Lorinda Hicks says:

    Love the new contest graphics, hopefully they’ll mean good luck for me this time!

  52. Caroline says:

    Hey Karen, I’ve started loving my curly hair!! Spent so much time straightening it, and now I feel so much better working with my natural waves. πŸ™‚ Embrace the curl!

  53. Andy says:

    My favourite place to buy clothes is a canadian store called Aritzia!

  54. Yvonne says:

    Ahhh Sephora… I love that place. I just saw that Tarte has a amazonian clay blush and.bronzer set for $15. They are smaller sizes but that’s a great deal

  55. Tilly says:

    Hi πŸ™‚

  56. Trish says:

    I spent the afternoon cuddling with my boyfriend’s cat and reading up in the loft, it was lovely. =)

  57. Emily says:

    I have 2 plants that I call my own. A lucky bamboo named Miss Green and a spider plant named Spike.

  58. Andrea says:

    i’m stuck at home thanks to irene. hope everyone else on the east coast stays safe!

  59. Christine says:

    Wow, I did not know that about Chipotle! Thanks for the info and this giveaway πŸ™‚

  60. Ana says:

    Its so hot where I am, It’s hard to believe there is a hurricane going on on the east coast. Hope everyone stays safe!

  61. cyndee says:

    I am seeing a lot more MAC makeup in my bag, maybe your influence is the cause. Not complaining, just noting. I really am liking it.

  62. marivel says:

    it’s HOT!

  63. Larie says:

    Going to a BBQ tonight – should be delicious and fun πŸ™‚

  64. I would LOVE to see a cat attack a lizard!

  65. colleen b says:

    it’s been so long since i’ve written in cursive, besides when i sign my name. i probably don’t remember how to write a few letters lol.

  66. JF says:

    I just wanted to add that I’m incredibly excited Sephora added Ellis Faas to their online store!

  67. Hmmm.. I’ll buy clothes from almost anywhere, but I’ve been losing weight for the past few months, so I’ve been gravitating toward less expensive stores, and only buying basics. Old Navy jeans have been great for the transition. They last, but when I move down a size, I have no problem giving them away, because they were cheap.

  68. KPrice says:

    I have never seen a cat attack a lizard. I would be interested as long as no one got hurt! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

  69. sara says:

    Chipolte sounds yummy!

  70. Beth says:

    DC is getting some rain/wind now, but the we won’t get the full impact of Irene until later tonight. I’m hoping I won’t lose power!

  71. Michelle F says:

    I had seen a blue smoky eye the other day on youtube and i decided to try it out today. It really makes my brown eyes pop!

  72. irini says:

    Hey Karen! I’m going to do a first and answer ALL of your questions:
    1) My favorite stores to buy clothes…Hmm…I prefer buying clothes online, but from actual stores I like Zara, H&M and yeah that’s about it. You don’t have many a choice in Greece. Ugh.
    2)I wear headbands, at home, when I need to get hair off my face and either clean it or apply makeup. Otherwise, I may wear a skinny,rhinestone-y headband with teased hair, but you know, that rarely happens.
    3) My cursive is for the birds. Period.
    4) Yes I have, I felt so sorry for the lizard. I did make the cat leave the lizard alone though! Tabs is being naughty,no?
    5) My makeup was simple today (time difference-its 23.00 here!), just some chapstick! Letting my skin breathe and all πŸ˜€

  73. Chelsey says:

    I think today I’m gonna try out some new fall looks or play around with some looks I’ve ripped out of magazines.

  74. Lulle says:

    Hey there!
    I hope everyone’s having a great week-end. Mine is all about resting πŸ™‚
    I’d love to win the gift card, I would buy items from MUFE fall Smoky Couleur collection with it, it’s just gorgeous!!
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  75. Sharon says:

    I’m old, so I still write in cursive, but sometimes I can’t read my own writing. Typing is better. i’ve read that some schools aren’t teaching cursive writing any more. Maybe soon to be a lost art?

  76. Katie says:

    lazy weekend!

  77. Solangel says:

    I have seen Yeyo attack many things…and then leaving them as “gifts” for us to pick up -.- His latest was a tiny little mouse whom he decapitated 😐 Nasty stuff…

  78. Heather M Martin says:

    Hello from California!

    I like to shop at thrift stores. Finding unique, vintage clothing is wonderful.


  79. phil says:

    You inspired me to attend my very first MAC beauty party this morning (demos featured the MAC Me Over Collection). I feel like I’m really coming into my beauty own- purchased my first eyeshadow palette! Tomorrow might be crazy round these parts, but I’ll for sure be facing down Irene w/ a full face!

  80. Jessica says:

    I love the summer…but i’m ready for fall to get here!!

  81. Yenni says:

    Days like today I wish I were a boy…

  82. Joyce says:

    I’m preparing for a hurricane. ugh My power might go out tonight, which means no internet access. ahhh How will I survive? lol
    Joyce recently posted … Swatches: Favorite Eyeshadows (Mac, Urban Decay, Stars Makeup Haven, Coastal Scents)

  83. Kimberly says:

    my birthday is on monday!

  84. Chris25 says:

    I’m getting ready for this hurricane by trying out different looks using my Outremer eyeshadow.

  85. Melissa W. says:

    I pretty much wear a headband every single day. I have a huge pile of them. I have a problem and need an intervention.
    Melissa W. recently posted … New: Stila Naturaleyes Palette

  86. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    my face has just been so dingy lately and slightly bumpy, not smooth or soft. it’s sad, any tips?

  87. Desiree says:

    Just want this for the potential of collecting MORE Harajuku Lovers stuff!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ cool blog

  88. Dawn H. says:

    No headbands for me. I have short hair and a bit toooo much forehead. I love your suggestions for what we can comment on! LOL

  89. Jill says:

    these giveaways always perk me up! currently trying to calm the hubby down…he is freaking out about irene…fingers crossed we’re not w/o power for tooo tooo long :-/

  90. aubrie soetaert says:

    I want to wear headbands but I feel like I can’t pull them off.

  91. Patricia says:

    Nope don’t wear headbands, I just can’t seem to pull them off

  92. Step says:

    My cursive writing is pretty mangled but I can do it if necessary.

  93. Emma says:

    Waiting for Irene here in NJ! Fingers crossed the worst that happens is we lose power.

  94. ELisa says:

    Hanging in there with the rain starting already.

  95. jen. says:

    I like headbands, but I hardly ever wear them because they interfere with my sunglasses-wearing (I have to take the headband off to wear my sunglasses, plus I usually keep my sunglasses on my head when I’m inside). And sunglasses > headbands here in the desert.

    Chipotle sounds yum! I always get the barbacoa tacos.

  96. Tiffany says:

    I’m at my friend’s wedding today and wearing Dior Serum de Rouge and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #12 eyeshadow. They’re both worth every penny =)

  97. Katie says:

    I wish I could move back to school but Hurricane Irene is keeping me from doing so!

  98. Quinctia says:

    I only just recently realized there was even a chipotle in my part of the country, finally. It’s by the mall, so, someday, I will get in there and try their food!

  99. mary says:

    I love sephora and gardening. Need to try cilantro! We mastered corn this year which lead to yummy grilled corn for dinner

  100. des says:

    i love headbands and bows, so does the kids i teach… they always tell me how much they like it on me lol πŸ™‚

  101. Marilyn says:

    Love watching you and Tabs! Great way to start my day!!! yikes, I chees-ily rhymed!!!

  102. Joanna says:

    I haven’t worn a headband since I was 12. Maybe I need to try one on for old times sake.

  103. Gina G says:

    When I was living in AZ my cat would attack lizards all the time. Most of the time she would only get their tail, but sometimes she would kill and eat them :/ She is old and blind now so she can’t do much damage to wildlife anymore.

  104. Sara says:

    Already went out and took care of my Saturday bidness. Breakfast, coffee, farmer’s market, fun shopping, and food shopping. Five hours later I’m ready for a nap! The sun is just too much and we desperately need a break from these temps! Everything is dead and dying (and has been for a while) so it already looks like fall outside without the cool “hoodie-optional” benefits. πŸ™

  105. NeenaJ says:

    I love TJ Maxx & Marshalls. You just can’t beat the value.

  106. Shannon says:

    Just got back from Ulta w Essie Very Structured. My only ‘to do’ during the storm here on the east coast:)

  107. Esther says:

    Sephoraaaaaaaaa yay.

  108. Christy O says:

    Ever since I went to Ecuafor, I cannot stand the smell or taste of cilantro. They put it in everything, and in hefty doses. I’d ride the buses, women next to me on their way to market with huge bunches. Overkill. It’s all about mint and parsley for me now.

  109. Dani C says:

    I can’t wear headbands. πŸ™ They give me a headache. And the elastic ones slip off my head. Usually, they’re an epic fail for me.

  110. loofah says:

    Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were the only good parts of Crazy Stupid Love

  111. Molly SC says:

    My bestie and I signed for an apartment today, after MONTHS of looking! I’m so excited. The hurricane can bite me; I’m in a bubble of happy!

  112. Yaling says:

    Oh dear Hurricane Irene is putting such a damper on my weekend πŸ™

  113. rosie says:

    i like shopping brass plum and nordstroms!

  114. Jennifer A. says:

    I’m going to see 30 Minutes or Less tonight!

  115. I am missing California! Apparently the year I decide to move to the East Coast they have earthquakes and hurricanes. Needless to say I am stuck inside praying the power doesn’t go out because I need my makeup blog fix!

  116. Katherine says:

    I only wear workout type headbands for yoga. A lot of regular headbands pinch my head in weird ways.

  117. Cornelia says:

    My fave store is New York and Company, they always have awesome stuff on clearance, I own 6 different pencil skirts from there, each was $10. I really adore that place!

  118. Jana says:

    I went shopping for hair bands today but didn’t find anything!

  119. Alyssa says:

    Thanks for the tip about the pinto beans! I’m a vegetarian and I didn’t know that. Luckily I always get black beans anyway!

  120. Karen C says:

    I’m excited for Tarte to release their maracuja creaseless concealer! I heard it’s amazing good. It’s too bad I missed the Tarte glow kit when it was on special at QVC πŸ™

  121. Angela says:

    I write really nice in cursive. I dont know why we ever learned how to write in cursive in school…… no one ever writes in cursive any more besides their signatures.

  122. AK says:

    YAY Give away time!! Thanks Karen πŸ˜€

    I don’t wear headbands typically because I look like a 10 year old when I do. I love shopping at J.Crew FACTORY (SOOO much cheaper, and usually things are on major sale as well.) I also love me some H&M, but they don’t have a store where I live :\ C’est la vie!

    Makeup today is the Silk Road quad by Laura Mercier (love it!) with Le Gloss lip gloss by L’Oreal. Really rocks – you’re right, the gloss is perfect and amazing pigmentation, not sticky, and nice smell/flavor.

    I have a bird’s nest plant, two Pothos ferns and an umbrella plant πŸ™‚ They purify the air and keep me happy. Enjoy that cooler weather! It’s still 98 degrees here in the humid South.

  123. bunnada says:

    I like Forever 21, Ross ,Marshalls for clothes, but lately I really like shopping for accessories
    I like Clair’s, they have cute ones. =)

  124. DalaLuz says:

    I spend most of the day rumbling through piles of stuff that should have been rumbled through months ago πŸ˜‰ So: no make-up, scrunchies and sweats, truly a lovely sight to behold. And I am sticking to my story that those are not grey hairs but dust that got stuck on my curls πŸ˜‰ Only thing now is I swallowed so much dust my throat has been itching and scratchy like crazy, no matter what I do. O well. Tomorrow I’ll be pretty again πŸ˜‰

  125. jennifer s says:

    my braces cut my lip and it hurts like he double hockey sticks :/
    cant even wear gloss πŸ™

  126. Ivy says:

    Walked into cvs today to try to find the Salma Hayek cosmetics, but sadly they only had the skin and hair products. πŸ™

  127. Amy says:

    we have a hurricane in new york!! I live right next to water!! πŸ™
    If i live and win this, ill definitely buy brushes!!!!

  128. Heidi says:

    Missy went through a very brief phase when she was young where she would catch lizards, bring them, alive, into the house and let them run loose. They would always run under the linen closet door and I would have to try to coax them out and get them outside again. I’m very grateful this was a BRIEF phase that Missy went through.

  129. Katy says:

    Hurricane Irene is about to hit New York City and theyre going to shut down all the power! ohno!

  130. OCButterfly says:

    Escrow about to close on our house!!! Don’t know what else we could have packed into this summer – having our first baby, buying our first house, and starting my doctoral program:) Sephora is always the perfect place to unwind!!

  131. Brooke says:

    I wear headbands a lot to work. I have to wear scrubs, so headbands and post earrings are the only way I can accessorize! πŸ™‚

  132. BettyS says:

    I love cilantro and growing it, too. Call me crazy, but someone ought to bottle it and turn it into a perfume.

  133. yuri says:

    a couple of weeks ago my mom got me some bamboo for my room it just makes look and feel alot better πŸ™‚

  134. Rosie says:

    I ordered a nails inc 3d effect glitter nail polish for my daughters birthday and it is soooooo pretty! I want more more more for me πŸ™‚

  135. Suselew says:

    Would love to win the gift cert. I could think of 100 things to buy with it.

  136. Brittany says:

    I love writing in cursive or “script” as I like to call it. No one seems to like it these days, it should totally make a comeback! πŸ˜›

  137. raquelpcasares says:

    i only wear headbands when i take my makeup off to keep my bangs at bay otherwise no headbands for me…. i have a biigggg forehead tyra style πŸ˜›

  138. Jacquie says:

    My dog sits at the glass door and barks like crazy whenever a lizard runs by, but she doesn’t chase them if I let her out. Strange πŸ™‚

  139. Debbie says:

    I’m waiting for Irene!

  140. Vanessa says:

    Today I am wearing make up from the Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette-flow on the lid, midnight cowboy on the outer v and the hot pink shade (forgot the name) on the crease. It matches my fav halter top because it is sooooo hot in so cal right now!

  141. Lindsay says:

    I have to say that, like Tabs, I’m not the biggest fan of cilantro.

  142. Hannah says:

    Yay! I love you!

  143. right now, i’m wearing full makeup on only one side of my face… i hope a cute fireman doesn’t stop by :p.
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  144. Heather C. says:

    I love wearing headbands!

  145. EJ says:

    braving irene in my new impassioned lipstick!

  146. Mandy says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just subscribed to your blog because I realized that I clicked on links to it quite often, so I decided I didn’t want to miss anything! Thanks for all kinds of awesome tips and advice, I’m looking forward to getting ALL of it every day!

  147. Diane says:

    Waking up after a long night out dancing to kitty cuddles?
    Perfect. πŸ™‚

  148. Jessica says:

    Went bonkers playing with new makeup this morning because it’s my birthday … I took an extra long time with things I would normally rush through before work!
    Jessica recently posted … A Cheeky Birthday

  149. Angelica Garcia says:

    Thanks for the great blog and giveaways Karen, tell Tabs to keep up his fabulous modeling! He’s my favorite kitty model!

  150. Mindy M. says:

    Party today!

  151. lindsay says:

    curly hair and headbands are a bad combo. I’ve never found a headband that looks cute on my noggin.

  152. Angie says:

    Hello, I love your blog!! Im 35 weeks pregnant and I’m here reading while having contractions auch!

  153. Alix says:

    I’m resigned to the fact that the cable will probably go out, but please keep the lights on, Irene!

  154. Andrea says:

    I have watched my cat attack many a creature (squirrels, birds, bugs…) but haven’t seen a lizard yet. Would love to see that video πŸ™‚

  155. Donna says:

    Love your blog and Sephora… win/win. and I seldom wear headbands. If they are tight, I get a massive headache.

  156. Judy says:

    Fall fashion is here!! already bought a sweater but have to wait 2 months to wear it LOL

  157. Rebecca says:

    I never wear headbands! They make me look really young.

  158. Jody says:

    I used to wear headbands – haven’t in awhile though.

  159. Lauren says:

    I have one plant. It’s dead and I haven’t taken the time to get rid of it, RIP plant :/

  160. Amber says:

    Today is a purple eyeshadow day, to go with a pink & purple floral dress.
    Amber recently posted … As summer fades

  161. Jessica says:

    Tomorrow I’m going to try to get almost finished with the nursery! I know it’s time to get it done but it still feels like I have ages left to finish!

  162. Sharon says:

    Right now I am feeling very tired of waiting for this darn hurricane. Just want to get it over with already.

  163. Brandi Andi says:

    Made the mistake of bringing my laptop into bed tonight. Sleep?? Huh??

  164. Marina says:

    Yay, Giveaway time! If I won this I would probably buy the Benefit Legally Bronze set – it’s such a great deal! Ready to brave Hurricane Irene in NYC tonight and tomorrow. SO SCARED! My mom and I have probably gone grocery shopping 10 different times in the last 2 days…Today I’m wearing UD and MAC. UD Omen from 15 on the lower lashline, UD Vanilla to highlight, MAC Soba in the crease, UD Flow on the lid! MAC Strange Potion l/g on lips! Going blushless…

  165. kalcedon says:

    As for make-up, I have no eye-makeup on today, because my eyes are extra teary (I suffer from severe allergies… even now, when I’ve taken half of the pharmacy :S)… on my lips, I have a strawberry lipbalm by Lilac Ave (cute little Etsy store with fannntastic-smelling goodies :P).

  166. Jill says:

    Hurricane’s a-comin’!! I’m hunkered down in PA with a DVR full of Criminal Minds episodes, lots of snacks, and my 3 doggies. Bring on the rain!

  167. Suri says:

    Hanging out with hubby and Hurricane Irene in NYC!

  168. Hillary says:

    I pulled some adorable, tiny, carrots out of my garden today!

  169. Ann Marie says:

    I’ve always been jealous of gals that could pull off headbands.

  170. Bernice says:

    HAHAHA I just came across this and I think maybe you’ll enjoy this too. Not sure if you have seen it yet, though!

  171. Tiffanie says:

    Mmm…Chipotle. Have a great weekend, everyone!

  172. Lora says:

    I’m wondering how many different makeup looks I can come up with during this storm….all this rain makes me sleepy *note to self- put down the eyeliner before your head hits the vanity

  173. Holly says:

    Hey K-dawg! I’m wearing my new shadestick in Butternutty! I am in love, I think it’s going to replace my barestudy paint pot! Hope u have a lovely day πŸ™‚

  174. Meredith says:

    Gonna stay indoors tonight… stupid hurricane conditions. I think I might use the downtime to get all experimental with makeup πŸ™‚ Let’s just hope the power doesn’t go out mid-application and I end up having to finish it by candlelight.

  175. Amanda says:

    I ate a cheeseburger for breakfast today. yum!

  176. jessica says:

    we have quite a few plants,including tomatoes and cat grass πŸ™‚

  177. Maria says:

    Overgrown cilantro? I wish! Mine keeps dieing. I just replanted the coriander that grew from it and hope they take. So frustrating!

  178. Shana says:

    Ugh, hurricane. Am browsing the Tiffany website πŸ˜€

  179. Holly G says:

    I love headbands, but please not those huge soft ones with bobby pins!! What is that whole look about anyway?!

  180. Stephanie says:

    Love love love headbands.

  181. Jolyn says:

    My only tree is half alive.

  182. Christina says:

    Your new banners are so…GLAM!

  183. Stephanie says:

    love love love headbands. I wore one today.

  184. meem says:

    tonight is gonna be a lazy night. i can’t wait!

  185. i adore headbands πŸ™‚
    Vonnie (socialitedreams) recently posted … There’s Nothing "Foul" about Orly’s Fowl Play!

  186. Victoria says:

    I’m prepping for Hurricane Irene over here on the east coast!

  187. Sellen says:

    Fall makeup!!!!

  188. Natalie says:

    I used to wear headbands, but not so much these days. I find they give me a headache sometimes.

  189. Maca says:

    Ooh, I love headbands!
    Gah, I need to find a silicone free face powder, the last ‘cone full item of my makeup back to be weeded out (bummer MAC Blot Powder is not ‘cone free, it works beautifully!)

  190. Bhevarri says:

    I am feeling so lazy today -.- first week back at the University ahhh!

  191. Yajaira says:

    waiting for the hurricane….

  192. Christina says:

    Today I am wearing my new MACAve nue Fluid line, and Outre eye shadow. I love them!

  193. elyse says:

    I’m cranky and in need of some Thai food and a Sephora trip.

  194. Katy says:

    I don’t like headbands, they give me a headache. I usually don’t keep plants in the house because our cats eat them, or pull dirt out of the pots, and because they tend to die. I bought Coty Translucent powder today after reading amazing reviews on it. Can’t wait to try it. I hope you have an amazing weekend.

  195. Nisha says:

    I love shopping at Sephora! Coincidence? I think not. πŸ˜‰ Stay safe east coasters braving Irene!

  196. Megan says:

    Have you tried any of the BB Creams? I am in love with them

  197. as;ldkfjgh Doctor Who is back this week! πŸ˜€
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … New for Fall at Sephora and MAC

  198. Regina says:

    I wore makeup today because i went to the wing festival in downtown in my city today.

  199. LC says:

    Just trying to enjoy electricity and internet access until the hurricane knocks out both of them. πŸ™‚

  200. missingny says:

    I can’t wait to try some soap and glory products from sephora!

  201. Jane says:

    love Chipotle rice.. it really is the main reason i go there. dreading the start of school, new makeup would really help change that attitude!

  202. Monika says:

    I’m currently waiting on the hurricane, but this weekend is otherwise low-key. I love headbands! I don’t have enough of them, but I like plopping them on my head when I remember I have them.’

  203. Rebecca says:

    I went shopping at one of my favorite stores today: urban outfitters and I took advantage of the 50% off sale at gap. Also, I love chipotle’s rice!!

  204. Emily says:

    You are making me want something with cilantro really bad.

  205. Gigi says:

    Loving me some Sephora! Definitely see lots of new things I would like. Pick me! Pick me!

  206. Brittany says:

    Mmm..Chipolte. It sucks living in the middle of nowhere! Seeing that I live in the middle of nowhere most of my clothes come from Jc Penney and Old Navy because that’s what we have here..haha. Actually, Penney’s isn’t that bad anymore, they’ve kinda stepped up their game. Old Navy works well for basics, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much πŸ™‚

  207. Jaymie says:

    I’m going to the MAC Mac Me Over event at my local Mac store! Already bought Oh! Oh! Oh! And Outre eyeshadow!!

  208. Shayna says:

    I can’t wait to get to nordstrom and check out mac’s stunner blush!

  209. fokxxy says:

    this is an amazing giveaway — and no I don’t wear headbands πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  210. Amanda says:

    I looooove cilantro. Love! So yummy. Here on the east coast we are getting pounded by a hurricane, so I had to bring my little basil plant inside so it didn’t blow away!

  211. michaela says:

    i am stuck at home due to hurricane irene… making a sephora wish list πŸ˜€

  212. Andrea oliva says:

    I would love to win, i really want to buy the new Super G fragrance and her nail kits super cute. and thinking of buying myself some nice mac stuff cause i dont really spoil myself, my kids come first always so it would be nice to dosomething just for me.

  213. Kristen says:

    Ahhh could totes use some new makeup!!

  214. mkdallas says:

    Sadly, I hate cilantro. On a happy note, just one more night until “True Blood”!

  215. reesa says:

    Stuck in the house until at least tomorrow afternoon, due to Hurricane Irene πŸ™

    Oh well, time for some online shopping! LOL

  216. Kimber Y. says:

    I forgot how good Rocko’s Modern Life was!

  217. Melitina says:

    Hey Karen! Today I did my MU in kakhi/ golden colors and it turned out beautifully!! Love ya!

  218. Kacey says:

    My favorite store to shop is definitely Loehmanns! Fab designer clothes, amazing discounts and sales. When I was younger (think t-shirts with clever sayings, scrunchies and flip flops – oh who am I kidding I still wear flip flops) I thought it was “old.” Then one fateful day, towards the end of high school, I had been searching every discount and department store in town for a great, unique wool coat at a reasonable price only to be frustrated at every turn. Then I saw, complete with parting clouds and singing angels, a nicely organized, large and stylish selection of exactly what I wanted at Loehmanns. I ended up with a glorious turquoise pea coat. Now that place has taken over two thirds of my wardrobe!

  219. Clara says:

    waiting to get this hurricane over with!

  220. Tiffany Dean says:

    I LOVE eyeliner especially cat eyes.

  221. Jennifer says:

    With so many giveaways, I must be bound to win one day! πŸ˜€ -finger crossed-

  222. Naomi says:

    @Ressa Omg hurricane Irene is ruining your day too! Transportation in NYC is cut and few are outside.

  223. Karen says:

    my name is Karen too!

  224. anabel says:

    lobe bebe and guess!

  225. Karen M. says:

    We moved last year and the nearest Chipotle is 45 minutes away. πŸ™

  226. Kelsey says:

    my favorite stores to buy clothes are jcrew, gap, marshalls, and tjmaxx!

  227. Kylee says:

    i love headbands but they annoy me

  228. nelleo says:

    My fave store is Tjmaxx

  229. Nicole says:

    I buy clothes from Plato’s Closet (used clothes). I don’t have any (real) plants, but a bunch of fake greens and flowers. My cursive is horrible seeing as how I haven’t used it since 3rd grade. I got the mac 226 brush this week and am pretty excited about the results. My e/s can pass for halfway decent now. This has been a rough week. . .

  230. quimerula says:

    I am watching a soap opera and eating crap. I know I shouldn’t!

  231. Jianing says:

    Hurricane Irene is making me frustrated here in NYC πŸ™ I’m not in the evac zone because I’m not all the way downtown, but still…. will be stuck in for so long! Expecting the worst part of it tonight or tomorrow morning :((

  232. Kate & Zena says:

    Yes, I do know how to write in cursive; that’s my main mode of writing!

  233. anna says:

    I spent the better part of the day helping a friend move. Today is also quite possibly the hottest day of the year -_-. Just my luck.

  234. Kathryn says:

    I went to veterinary school in Grenada. The campus had a colony of stray cats that were spayed/neutered and vaccinated. On my first day on campus I was having lunch when a white cat with blue eyes came up to visit me. I pet him for a few minutes, and then he vomited up a gecko… :S

  235. Kimberly says:

    I just woke up from a really long nap, now I’m ready to be productive at 7 pm πŸ™‚ Well, maybe. LOL!

  236. Tara says:

    I wear headbands sometimes.

  237. frisky says:

    i love H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters!! πŸ™‚

  238. Chloe says:

    love reading this blog πŸ™‚

  239. Hannah says:

    I don’t have a plant in my new place yet, but I keep meaning to buy one at Trader Joe’s.

  240. Stephanie Fabian says:

    I love chipotle

  241. Millie says:

    I love clicking for a random post in your blog. πŸ™‚

  242. Erin says:

    My makeup look today is MAC Lucky Green all over the lid, with MAC Humid in the crease, and MAC Jealousy Wakes smudged on the lower lash line. Then Tarte Blissful on the cheeks and MAC Marquise D’ on the lips!
    Erin recently posted … Popping my blush blogging cherry.

  243. Pam Jones says:

    I cut my own hair today because I heard if it was cut at new moon it would grow long faster….we’ll

  244. Stacey F. says:

    I love Sephora, and I would really, really love this gift card!

  245. I love headbands and hair accessories in general!

  246. Melissa says:

    I was checking out some new Smashbox stuff today at Sephora that had me drooling!
    Melissa recently posted … Lorac – Close Up: Real Life to Red Carpet

  247. Had a bridal shower today and it tired me out. decided to stay in with thai food and a movie tonight

  248. Amanda says:

    I wear headbands quite a bit, since I’m in college and work at a restaurant!

  249. Jenn says:

    Had quite the weekend already- Rushed my oldest cat to the vet yesterday work because she was lethargic and hoarse (who’d have thought a cat could sound hoarse!), then ran my other two there this morning to make sure they didn’t have the same thing. I wanted to make sure we were all healthy before Irene hit- didn’t want to risk three sick kitties without access to the vet! The things we do for our 4 legged friends! With all this excitement, I was only able to put my foundation on- MAC studio tech with thebalm bronzer and highlighter (bargain finds at TJ Maxx this week!).

  250. IOM614 says:

    Looking foward to trying out Essie’s new Fall collection!

  251. Audrey says:

    Hey! Oh I always get asked this, but I love American Eagle, Forever 21 and Banana Republic, just to name a few. I do wear headbands! I don’t wear them too often, but sometimes when I’m feeling lazy with my hair, I’ll put a cute headband in.. I do know how to write in cursive, I used to always practice, and just write random words so I could practice my cursive. I have plants all around the house, I’m not sure exactly, but probably around… 6 or 7. No, I have not seen a cat attack a lizard! I never even thought about it, but now that I have… no, I do not have a particular interest in seeing a cat attack a lizard, haha. My makeup today… I have a little bit of eyeliner on (UD 24/7 eyeliner in Rockstar, a deep plum color), just on the outer corners of the top of my eye and then a little highlighter in the inner-corners of my eyes, lashes are curled with a little mascara. Oh! and I have a little bit of You Rebel tinted moisturizer, by Benefit on!
    And that is the answer to all your questions… oh wait.. Were we not supposed to answer all of them?! …

  252. Gabrielle D. says:

    Today i bought MAC CCB in seaside and i LOVE IT. its so gorgeous. <3

  253. sienna says:

    you just made me hungry for chipotle!

  254. Gigi says:

    I was at a wedding today and the ceremony started 1.5hrs late! There were no refreshments or updates. We just sat there wondering what was going to happen.

  255. Y. says:

    fav stores for clothes shopping?

    old navy, american eagle, occasionaly marshalls, target, and nordstrom’s!!!! <3

  256. Mai says:

    I love to write in cursive, it makes writing notes faster!
    Mai recently posted … A Curious EOTD

  257. Kasiah says:

    I’m going to be moving soon and I”m really excited! I should treat myself to something nice like the new Lorac collection!

  258. Yao says:

    Still waiting for Irene to get here.

  259. Tiffany K says:

    I write in my journal in cursive. I like using fun colored pens.

  260. Anna says:

    I love headbands! When my dad went on a business trip in Japan he asked if I wanted him to bring anything… so now I’m super excited about getting my kawaii Japanese headbands! πŸ˜€

  261. Kelsey says:

    I absolutely can write cursive. It bothers me that it is a dying art!

  262. Nina says:

    cannot wait for cooler weather!

  263. Alyse says:

    I hope everyone stays safe this weekend…and conversely hope that others who are able to have a FUN weekend! I’ll probably be stuck reading for school by candlelight tomorrow after Irene knocks out my power!

  264. Rebecca says:

    I am ready for the holiday season…I want all of the fun holiday makeup and nail collections to come out already. Is it bad how impatient I am?! πŸ˜‰

  265. Megan F says:

    As of lately my favorite place to shop has been Modcloth, and I am really getting into the maxi skirt trend for fall surprisingly!

  266. Sully says:

    I wish I could type super fast so I could finish my thesis and spend time on fun things, like make up.

  267. laura says:

    my avocado tree is coming along nicely.

  268. Madelynn says:

    My campus is so full of flowers, it’s amazing.

  269. Lindsay says:

    After I promplty killed the miniature rise bush my husband got me for our anniversary, he got me a hardy Orchid.

  270. daniela says:

    just finished watching dr. house season 6! woohooooo

  271. Nadja says:

    I love Chanel’s Jersey Rose so much!

  272. Nadine says:

    I love to write in cursive!

  273. Mrs. Kinne says:

    My cursive still looks exactly like it did when I was 9– loopy and messy.

  274. Dana says:

    So glad to be out of the hospital today!

  275. Krista says:

    I love to shop at New York and Company!

  276. Samantha says:

    I’m stuck between trying the MUF Mat Velvet and the MUF HD Foundation for my oily-ish skin. Help!

  277. BeckBeck says:

    I don’t even want to THINK about buying clothes right now – I’m packing up my apartment and there are SO. MANY. CLOTHES.

  278. gina says:

    my sister’s bday party is today! woot!

  279. Mary says:

    I need some retail therapy!!

  280. Celine joseph says:

    I love cupcakes.

  281. Tiffany says:

    Ughhh bought the wrong colour tinted moisturizer and my face is darker than my neck ahhhhhhhh

  282. sherm says:

    My surprise day off (thanks Irene!) was 100% lazy and unproductive and I liked it.

  283. Dee says:

    I love shopping for clothes from Anthropologie! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  284. Amy D. says:

    I’ve been up since 4 am, and I’m extremely tired…..

  285. Genesis Callejas says:

    A sephora store just opened up where I live IM LOVING IT!

  286. Rosemarie says:

    I like to write in cursive,too! Hope you enjoyed your veggie burrito-thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  287. Hope says:

    My cat Suzie has totally attacked lizards before!!!

    One time we saw her going after something – she eats moths and all sorts of bugs all the time – and it was a lizard! I think it was pretty smart because it managed to evade her, so my sister felt sorry for it and brought it to safety.

    Suzie was disappointed but I think she drowned her sorrows in real kitty food, so it was okay.

  288. Anna says:

    I love to write in cursive

  289. Jennifer says:

    I know how to, and frequently write in cursive! And I love this blog, and I’d love to win this giveaway to get some of the new fall makeup! Thank you so much for giving everyone this chance πŸ™‚

  290. Lily says:

    Me and my cat are shacked up in the house because of Hurricane Irene. Kitty is not happy.

  291. Joy says:

    I like the concept of headbands but they rarely work well on me. I’m not sure why. It’s not my face shape. I think it’s my hair in general. It’s this weird, curly, not quite bushy….thing on my head. And most headbands just make me look incredibly weird. I’ve found maybe four or five total that actually look good on me.

  292. Halifax says:

    Worrying about Irene but hopefully it won’t be too bad. Hope you have a good weekend

  293. inycat says:


  294. Soo says:

    I remember hearing about grammar and cursive not being taught in school when I was much younger and thinking how dumb that was. (my grammar is terrible btw and my brother who went to private school and had grammar classes has great grammar.)

    I had leftover Chipotle today, it was still pretty tasty πŸ˜€

  295. Erinn says:

    INTERESTING FACIAL FACT! Many people experience a very mild milk protein allergy that causes bumpiness on the upper arms and dark circles underneath the eyes! If you have either of these symptoms try reducing your dairy intake. πŸ™‚

  296. Kelly says:

    My favorite store is Anthropologie! Although I can only afford their clothes when they go on sale, every Tuesday they mark down new items. So at 5:30am on Tuesday morning I am browsing their website.

  297. laceyk says:

    hey karen! i stopped at ulta today and stocked up on essence lipglosses (the stay with me and one of the mini sets…they were out of the other, boo!), the nude lipstick, london baby gel liner, and a light pink eyeliner to try. thanks for reviewing them for me, cuz i LOOOOVE them!!!!!

  298. Natalie says:

    Gosh, I would love to win this one day! Keep trying πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend Karen!

  299. Margaret says:

    Every single lipstick i’ve bought has melted at some point and I’ve had to reshape them :/

  300. HautePJ says:

    I’m hunkered down because of Irene, but it doesn’t seem to be hitting my area as hard. So I’m cuddled up and eating my fave ice cream – Ben and Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake!!

  301. linda says:

    I’m moving in 2 months.

  302. michelle says:

    Girl, thank you so much for all you do! A highlight of my day every day is reading!

  303. Christy says:

    I’ve been feeling the need to indulge in some Guerlain and this would be just the ticket to do so πŸ™‚
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  304. Meena says:

    Hi, I have this Nars blushes collecting bug.On my 14th one.Love your blog.Would love to see more of nars here.Thanks.

  305. Mylie says:

    I love to shop my clothes online, like on Shopbop or Revolve Clothing! πŸ™‚

  306. Zoey says:

    I haven’t worn headbands in a long time. I used to… but they disappeared years ago…… right around the time my sister started her headband phase. I have a sneaking suspicion they disappeared into the depths of her room but have never had the energy to dig through it all and check. Lol oh well.

  307. Iann Espiritu says:

    It’s been so hot lately, I hope when winter comes along, it’ll become cuddle weather!

  308. mterry2992 says:

    I have one plant, a basil plant in my kitchen. I’m always proud when I remember to water it haha

  309. Wanda says:

    Today, I used Maybelline new Master Eyeliner in Coal on the lid and eyeliner, and Go For It for lipstick from MAC. Nothing else, because all I was doing was going to Kmart and Walmart, so I didn’t want to glamour up for nothing. LOL! Good luck everyone!

  310. Cass says:

    You get free guac with the veggie items at Chipotle, fyi. They are also trying out a “Veggie Blend” at a few locations but its been awhile and they haven’t rolled them out to all the stores yet. As a vegetarian, I am scared it isn’t passing the test. πŸ™

  311. Stephanie P. says:

    I love Nordstroms, I used to wear headbands all the time, and I I write in cursive most of the time.

  312. Kathy says:

    I mostly write in cursive, and rarely in print. It bugs me how it’s a dying art–even some of my friends can’t read cursive!

  313. Dovey says:

    Thank you! I never write in cursive, unless I have to!

  314. Carrie Ann says:

    I like to buy my clothes at Macy’s, Forever 21, Banana Republic, and I used to wear thin headbands when they were really in, but I’m not much of a headband girl in general. I don’t think they look that great on me. I write in cursive all the time!

  315. Rozae says:

    I shift in between cursive & print. I sometimes just want to shave my head so I don’t have to worry about how to style my hair!

  316. Alexis says:

    I picked up Prince Noire from Mac’s Mac Me Over collection today and I think it’s such a gorgeous color for Fall…

  317. J says:

    I usually shop at Ann Taylor. I am turning into my mother.

  318. Lors says:

    I love writing in cursive!

  319. VictoriaJane says:

    Yay Dr. Who is back!!

  320. Tammy says:

    My new favorite store is H&M. I feel like I’m in there every weekend! Well, with the exception of this weekend. Thanks a lot, Irene.

  321. amanda johnson says:

    pick me!!!!!!!!

  322. Lovi says:

    I just bought my first cremestick liner from mac today- sublime culture!

  323. JenJen says:

    I cannot wait until 2012!

  324. T.Davis says:

    Three more days until exam time!

  325. Monika says:

    Lovelovelove chipotle!!! Mhhhhh……makes me wanna have a chicken burrito asap.

  326. Dani says:

    weathering hurricane Irene here in Philly… by doing some online makeup shopping of course!

  327. Mel says:

    Love to buy clothes at ASOS.COM
    Best selection of stuff everrrrrr

  328. kelly says:

    like another reader, i cannot wait for the cooler weather to come! but! seeing what hurricane irene is doing to the east coast makes me appreciate the environment i’m in now πŸ™‚

  329. Brian aka Roulette says:

    I love writing cursive and it scares me that people may not know how! So sad!!

  330. Jess Ouest says:

    I love the feeling of “clean” I get after using a Biore pore strip, but I HATE peeling them off!

  331. Pam says:

    I only use a headband when I’m washing my face. It helps keep my hair out of the way.

  332. Amy says:

    I think I need a nap.

  333. Anjali says:

    ooh thanks for the veggie info for chipotle! i never knew and i don’t eat meat!! also, going to try the cateye tomorrow πŸ™‚

  334. Laura says:

    I’m so tired, about to go to bed!

  335. ashley says:

    pick me!! im broke!

  336. KaylaK says:

    I love headbands! I use them to pull my hair back when I need to wash my face, and when I put on makeup. I also use them when I’m lazy and don’t feel like doing my hair up nice lol.

  337. Daniella says:

    My favorite store for clothes is Anthropologie, but I will only buy during sales.
    As far as makeup is concerned I wore Clinique’s Black Honey gloss today. I love it! I think it must be flattering on everybody πŸ™‚

  338. Priya says:

    I love having green all around my house though tending them seems to be a challenge these days. Will have to do a startup with it..:)

  339. chibicheeks says:

    I have a few headbands, and I think they’re really cute, but I don’t wear them too often. They end up hurting my head after awhile… I might just have a big head.

  340. Jenn says:

    I like to shop at American Eagle, Old Navy, Targhey. Love head bands even though they hurt my head πŸ™ Does signing my name in cursive count? No plants I have a black thumb! Lots of lizards by my place but no cats to attack them! make up is eyeliner and mascara today it’s HOT!

  341. I am a plus size diva so I really don’t have a favorite favorite clothing store, I am a bargain shopper and I always purchase cute dresses which are versatile.

  342. julie says:

    i love sephora!

  343. Emily says:

    Today I wore the new Midnight Blues fluidline that I bought last night. I went into MAC again this morning (I know, dangerous!) and tried on the Dark Envy fluidline and and promptly fell in love with that too. I ended up buying it and Dark Diversion to add to Midnight Blues. I’ll be having fun with my fluidlines this week!

  344. Jessica Leigh says:

    Mmm … Chipotle!

  345. Merrissa says:

    Today I tried out some urban decay loose pigments I got for a buck during the sale, and they are very nice for the price I paid.

  346. Pamela Williams says:

    My cursive writing is terrible! I prefer to write in CAPS!

  347. Bonnie says:

    My (now) mother-in-law’s cat brought a live lizard into the house once, and as my (now) husband went to go release it back into the wild, the cat gave him the evil eye. Ha!

  348. Christine says:

    My cursive is *far* better than my print :-).

  349. Josie says:

    ^Ewww Bonnie i didn’t know cats liked lizards!! I live in Toronto and we don’t have any here! My cat brings me about a mouse a day (and sometimes 2 or a bird) and once ran with a live mouse in the house. We leave our side door open a crack for the other cat who likes to chill an inch outside the door so he snuck in with it very early one morning. My mom woke me up but luckily after a few minutes it ran back outside! I’m more scared of the live birds when he has them (they flap everywhere) but i’d freak if he had a lizard in his mouth LOL especially since there are none around here! Karen, has Tabs every made a kill?

  350. K. says:

    My fave place to buy bags from is Accessorize!

  351. Laura says:

    My favorite stores for clothes are Forever 21 and Nordstrom.

  352. Katie H. says:

    I can write in cursive but my printing is SO much better. I can’t remember the last time I used cursive! /o\

  353. Claudia says:

    I’m 22 and married. People ask and seem shocked when I tell them marriage is “fun.” Well, it is πŸ˜›

  354. Melodyy says:

    I actually do know how to write in cursive. We had to learn in elementary school and wrote with cursive for about 2 years, it was mandatory. I guess I assumed that everyone has to learn it.

  355. Nicola says:

    I have one plant in my house, and it is the most emo little thing ever. Always wilts no matter how often I water it.
    Nicola recently posted … Haul: Nail Polish Nonsense Blogsale

  356. Hanna says:

    Hey Karen! still loving all of your reviews! what clothes trends and styles are you loving for fall? I usually buy Gap : ) there are some amazing clothes for fall. I would love to see see a cat attack a lizard and see what the lizard does. My cats wouldn’t know what to think of it….but then again one of our cats chases my sister’s Boston Terrier around.

  357. LL says:

    I didn’t know that about the pinto beans! I’m glad I always get the onions/peppers instead of beans

  358. Lorraine says:

    Write in cursive all the time πŸ™‚

  359. Carolina Lapeña says:

    Hi, I am writting you from Spain. In a Sunday morning like this, I would love to stay at home and watch a big storm from my sofa. We need a lot of rain because is too hot here. Some rain, some time reading my make up blogs updates and good music on the stereo………. That would be lovely

    Regards from Madrid!!!!!!!!

  360. SHaron says:

    Oooh… I’m in the mood for chocolate…

  361. perry says:

    I Love shopping at NY & Company!!

  362. Maple says:

    Hey my day started like yours! Late and repotting some flowers πŸ™‚

  363. Laura says:

    I think today I will do my make up with my Illusion d’ombre by Chanel in Mirifique ! πŸ™‚

    xxx Laura

  364. kriisssti says:

    <3 shopping at thrift stores, unique and cheap!

  365. shusheshe says:

    Neutral brown eyes and berry lips is the look of the day for me~

  366. Aleksis says:

    I’m glad you mentioned the bacon in their pinto beans, I am vegan and they didn’t tell me twice! I had to find out from their website, I was so pissed!
    Aleksis recently posted … Gorgeous Zimmermann Bikini For Sale

  367. ann says:

    I’m thinking of buying a highlighter, one that I can use as a blush for glowy cheeks!

    Any suggestions?

  368. Eva says:

    I think all my handwriting is in cyrsive. but it ain’t pretty πŸ˜€

  369. Ru says:

    I used to wear headbands all the time throughout jhs to college. I think i grew out of them.

  370. Tina says:

    I love shopping Forever21, Papaya, and Closet

  371. Mel says:

    My stuffed penguin loves cilantroo! And sephora gift cards. πŸ™‚

  372. Ashlee says:

    My cat thinks he is a wild beast and likes to attack lizards!

  373. Ashlee says:

    I always get the salad bowl at at Chipolte …I’m changing to black beans πŸ™‚

  374. Kaoyee says:

    I want to start extreme couponing but I’m too last to hunt down deals…and no space in my small apt to stockpile.

  375. Fayeth says:

    Well, I haven’t seen a cat attack a lizard, but my dog certainly does! Whenever we go for a walk, he always dart head-first into the bushes and his wagging tail is the only thing you see!

  376. Joy P. says:

    Hurricane Irene has wreaked havoc in a lot of areas. It’s very devastating πŸ™

  377. Amie F says:

    I wear headbands every once in a while. I’m not sure they suit the shape of my face though…

  378. Gala says:

    Have a great week Karen and everyone!

  379. Kelsey says:

    So what are you up to today? Doing anything fun?
    Well, I live in upstate NY, so I’m sitting in my apartment listening to the torrential downpour outside from Hurricane Irene. I don’t think that I’ll be going out or “doing anything fun” today! πŸ™‚

    What are your favorite stores to buy clothes?
    Kohls and Old Navy.
    Do you ever wear headbands?
    No, they give me headaches.
    Do you know how to write in cursive?
    Yes, but not prettily.
    How many plants do you have in your house?
    None. I have two cats.
    Have you ever seen a cat attack a lizard (would you like to?)?
    Not in person, no. I wouldn’t especially like to, but it wouldn’t bother me if I did.
    What are you doing with your makeup today?
    Nothing! (See answer to first question RE: Hurricane Irene.)

  380. Alex says:

    I want to quit my job !! πŸ™

  381. Beth says:

    What are your favorite stores to buy clothes?
    Do you ever wear headbands?
    No because of “headband headache”
    Do you know how to write in cursive?
    Yes, but not prettily.
    How many plants do you have in your house?
    Not one!
    Have you ever seen a cat attack a lizard (would you like to?)?
    What are you doing with your makeup today?
    Nothing yet but probably minimal

  382. Sarah H. says:

    Anthropologie. I think like 80% of my clothes come from Anthropologie.

  383. I used to wear headbands, but I kept breaking the plastic ones and the metal ones hurt my head. But then several years ago when the scarf headbands were popular, I wore those a lot. Now I don’t really wear headbands at all.
    Swatch And Learn recently posted … Smorgasbord Sundays: Girl Talk

  384. Claire says:

    Jcrew all the way. It’s kind of a bad addiction

  385. Alka says:

    The calico kitty I had as a teenager had a run in with a lizard…the lizard had chomped down on her paw and wouldn’t let go for all her effort to flick the thing off. People amused, cat not so much.

  386. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the info on the pinto beans at Chipotle. I’m a vegetarian but I’ve never ordered them so I’m good! πŸ™‚

  387. mm says:

    Headbands usually give me a headache – I’ve been looking for the soft ones you waxed poetic over and haven’t been able to find them yet!

  388. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Stay dry and safe fellow east coasters!

  389. Sun says:

    Crop tops are back. I see a cute shirt and pull it out of a rack, turns out to be a crop top. Such an awkward shape, erghhhh.

  390. BB says:

    I bought a whole bunch of headbands in the past to decide that I don’t like them on me!

  391. Lily says:

    I need some ginger dressing

  392. The hub and I are heading out to have Sunday bagels at the puppy park for the first time since he got his wisdom teeth removed. Big day at the Negative household!

  393. MODowd says:

    I shop mostly at Express & Banana Republic, but I also love Macy’s, Talbots, Urban Outfitters, and White House Black Market. Oh, and who can resist Sephora & MAC? Not this girl.

  394. Amanda says:

    Fave stores are Forever 21, H&M, and Express!

  395. Kelly says:

    i just discovered your blog recently and i LOVE it!

  396. Nichole Clark says:

    Favorite clothing store: I have an unhealthy addiction to J. Crew.
    Headbands yay or nay: I use them when I wash my face or if im rockin’ a ponytail & need some help.
    Cursive: Oh man, my cursive is so bad, it’s totally embarrassing.
    Plants: IN my house I have 2. Outside in the yard we have a whole garden.
    Cat vs lizard: I’ve never seen such a thing in real life. Im not sure that I would want to, I hate the idea of seeing either a kitty kitty or a lizard getting hurt in any way.

  397. terry says:

    Well, I love colourful stuff, so I’m a big fan of Roxy… Of course part of the reason is my limited budget, but still.=P

  398. Brianna says:

    Cursive is my favorite!

  399. Andrea says:

    I just moved, and I’d love some new makeup πŸ˜€

  400. Kim says:

    I love H&M!

  401. Maggie says:

    Nothing fun at all! Packing my house up to move this week.

  402. Katie S. says:

    Yep, now I’m craving Chipotle too…

  403. Lisa says:

    I have a few shirts from Nordstrom like yours that I never really wore, but never returned. Lame.

  404. Allyson says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  405. Melissa says:

    The temperature outside is perfect!

  406. Yujin says:

    i need to get my hands on the boscia bb cream

  407. Birgül says:

    I just bought my first bobbi brown lipstick today. I hope it was worth the 18 pound..

  408. Katrina says:

    I buy most of my clothes from the Limited, New York and Company, White House Black Market and dresses from Cache.

  409. Christine says:

    Probably one of my fav stores is Jcrew

  410. Brooke says:

    headbands are a MUST when I don’t dry my hair. I have bat wings growing out the sides of my head by way of frizz lol

  411. Caitlin says:

    The Chipotle bean debacle is ridiculous. Fortunately – as a vegetarian – someone finally informed me, but before I had always eaten the pinto beans. Gross.

  412. Cecille says:

    Sunday…..housework & prepping for a busy wk…..ugh!

  413. My husband made me breakfast for lunch. :]

  414. Coral says:

    I finally caved in and got the Nude on Nude from NYX, and I can’t wait till it comes in.

  415. Heather says:

    I have a cold this weekend, so the only time I’ll be leaving the house is to get more Sudafed at Walgreens. Sadness! On the other hand, I just got in the box set of all of the episodes of “Lost”, so a day watching great TV while sipping on soup and tea may not be too bad.

  416. Erle Taklai says:

    A $50 gift card would be perfect to buy some nail polishes for ombre nails;)

  417. lauretta says:

    Moving to the East Coast…right into Hurricane Irene πŸ™ nooo

  418. Staci says:

    I am dual handed and only likr to write in blue ink. I primarily wirte with mu right hand and eat with the left.

  419. TheMissTrious says:

    I love Morgan !

  420. Deanna G. says:

    I used to know how to write in cursive but I seem to be forgetting. I can never remember the capital letters!

  421. Sarah says:

    LOL! your examples for comments made me crack up! yes i do know how to write in cursive its printing that i have issues with…on a serious note this is the 1st time for me to post on your site and i just want to let you know how much i appreciate your time and effort and i have enjoyed this site for a few years now :o)

  422. Raylene says:

    I recently bought a Wet n Wild palette in Comfort Zone and a Hot Topic eyeshadow that’s a melony color. I can’t wait to try them out! πŸ™‚

  423. Amanda A. says:

    I’m rocking a purple smokey eye today, and now I’m craving cupcakes! I should tell my veggie friends that D:

  424. Aimee says:

    I am so obsessed with Chipotle! Veggie burrito is a classic, but vegetarian salad (with their AMAZING dressing) or a kids taco meal are great too.

  425. Georgia C says:

    I can write in cursive, but it’s not very legible unless I take my time.

  426. Steph says:

    I collect headbands, but I never seem to get around to wearing ’em!

  427. Kristen says:

    Ive really been into recycling my old ripped tights lately by making cute hair bows out of them! Just thought i’d share πŸ˜›

  428. Liz says:

    I’m not just a crazy cat lady, I’m cray cray about my plants, too. Not just the ones planted in the yard and the raised beds, I have a TON in post and hanging baskets. There aren’t too many inside since one of my cats likes to eat (and subsequently expel) leaves, but still! In the living room there are two hanging and three in pots. In the front of the house there are four in pots. Not so bad, right? In the back yard there are 5 hanging baskets and seventeen (17!) in pots. Believe it or not, there used to be more. When we bought this place I started moving some of the potted plants into the ground. Keeping them watered in summer is a chore!
    Liz recently posted … Clinique Young Face Powder Blusher in First Blush/Honey Blush

  429. Tran says:

    I just bought an orchid for my new apartment!

  430. nabel says:

    im leaving for spain in 3 days and i really wanted to take the naked palette with me but i cant afford it, i would use this to buy it! πŸ™‚

  431. Heather says:

    I wear headbands all the time – love them!

  432. Jones says:

    I like headbands sometimes, but I feel like I never really pull them off…:c

  433. Constance says:

    My birthday is in 2 days!!

  434. Lili says:

    I go to Urban Outfitters more than I like.
    Keep up the good work Karen!

  435. Liz says:

    I rarely ever wear headbands, because I feel like a lot of them give me headaches – and I have thin, fine hair, so they’re flat enough without a headband pushing them down more. I do know how to write in cursive, and I have a cactus plant, :). I’ve been breaking out lately, so today I’m just keeping my makeup light and basic to give my skin a break.

  436. Ginelle says:

    Woke up this morning to little damage from hurricane Irene. Thankful πŸ™‚

  437. Heather says:

    Our 5th grade teacher made us write in cursive for everything. At first I hated it, but now I’ve never turned back πŸ™‚

  438. Connie says:

    I like to write in cursive but my third graders complain they can’t read it πŸ™ It isn’t because my handwriting is bad, but because they aren’t used to it.

  439. Linda says:

    Your new title headers are so shiny and bright!

  440. Aparna says:

    Had the wierdest week . First it was the earthquake and then the hurricane. Never had experienced either before.Luckily no damage from either, except it has left it me super-jumpy. Now even if I hear rumbles on TV, I look outside to see if something is happening! LOL.

  441. Melody says:

    whoa those headlines are in your face! XD Well I used to hate cilantro but now I adore a little bit in my soups! Have a great day!

  442. Christina says:

    I am currently redoing my nails! πŸ˜› I took of Trixie by Zoya (a silver foil) and now I want something more creme finish. I think I’ll use Essence’s Enchanted Fairy. I’ve had it for some time and never used it. What a crime against my nail polish collection! lol

    Hope you had a lovely weekend. πŸ™‚

  443. Colleen says:

    I’ll use this to buy the newest book of shadows!!

  444. Jahneel says:

    I still need to get a clairisonic mia….. Does anybody have advice on something that works just as well but slightly cheaper???

  445. vanessa says:

    i’ve been stuck at home for the past 36 hours because of hurricane irene. it hardly hit my part of brooklyn, ny … anxiously waiting to leave my home and not be blown away!!! lol
    xxxo, vanessa

  446. Jen says:

    I can’t wait for Duran Duran’s upcoming tour!

  447. Nora says:

    this giftcard would be a lifesaver!

  448. bruna louise says:

    i never wear headbands, make my head look weird! haha

  449. len says:

    I’ve been dying to try LUSH COSMETIC products, especially their solid shampoos! btw — love love loooove your site!

  450. Andrea Ito says:

    fall is my favorite season, and i can’t wait to check out all the new fall makeup collections!

  451. Eurie says:

    My private elementary school made all the students write only in cursive. For 5 years, I only wrote in cursive. I hated it back then, but looking back I think it was a good thing.

  452. Ami says:

    I bought my first pair of skinny jeans yesterday! Although I still wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing them without boots :-/

  453. Rosemary says:

    I’m watching the VMA’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  454. Jessica Persaud says:

    Today I finally got a MAC 226 brush! I tried it out and I have no idea how I’ve been living without it for so long!! Its the perfect little crease brush and I swear my eye makeup looked 10X better because of it!!

  455. saku says:

    Getting ready for Monday, ugh.

  456. Stephie says:

    I cannot wait for the college basketball season to begin, I love the Duke blue devils πŸ™‚

  457. Lauren says:

    I’m going back home to England in 2 weeks after being in Florida for 2 months. Shall miss it, but its the last few mad shopping days before I go which means one thing: lots of make-up and this $50 coupon would be awesomeee!

  458. MisTris says:

    I bought MAC Shroom, Sable, and Arena today. LOVE Sable.

  459. Kaley says:

    Sooo excited for fall!

  460. sunny says:

    love this blog! found it thru raview!

  461. Amy M says:

    I live shopping online at Old Navy!

  462. Sarah says:

    Banana republic! And I love headbands.

  463. Sasha says:

    Just watched JANE EYRE tonight – the new one with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Amazing movie, a must-watch.

  464. I love your blog and thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  465. gabby says:

    My favorite store is GAP. I have shopped there since I was a teenager. I am definitely a t-shirt, jean kind of woman:)

  466. Kaitlin says:

    I LOVE writing in cursive! It’s the only way I write!

  467. Jennifer Lynn says:

    First off a couple weeks ago I was soooo excited to see Karen on my MAC e-mail and immediately ordered her lip gloss. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it – natural look with just the right amount of color!!!! Second, today I got my brows done at my local Benefit Brow Bar – and I just LOVED it! It was such a great experience. They did a great job and even touched me up with some Benefit makeup afterwards. The gloss they put on my was nooky nooky I believe- very natural looking and not too sticky at all. What I am really interested in is if anyone has used Coralista or Sugar Bomb and what you think of them? I’m considering getting something….any input?

    PS – Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  468. Katherine says:

    I loveee writing in cursive the only problem is when I try to go back and read it I have a little difficulty!

  469. Melissa says:

    Tomorrow is my daughter’s 7th birthday! It’s bitter sweet…I’ve been getting teary eyed lately, realizing how big she has gotten. Now if only she’d stop growing…

  470. Nina says:

    So full! Just ate a strip steak with fixings out here in vacation… Catching up w mbb! πŸ™‚

  471. Alexa says:

    I just got Essie’s sexy divide and it’s ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.

  472. BooBooNinja says:

    Just came back from a fantastic camping trip!

  473. Meghan says:

    I didn’t do much today…I’m embarrassed to say that I watched both Robocop 2 AND 3. 😐

  474. Margeaux says:

    I was bummed for a minute because the deadline is midnight….until I realized it’s Pacific time! I’m in Detroit, eastern time! Woo hoo! I picked up two pair of Steve madden wedges in two different sizes (same style, different pattern) today frm Marshall’s. They were so cute I couldn’t resist…great prce too of course.

  475. Catherine says:

    I can’t wait for the new UD Book of Shadows! I just got the Anniversary palette, and I don’t want to use it and mess up the beauty, but at the same time I’m itching to play with the colors! I also picked up the rollerball of Kat Von D’s new perfume Poetica, and it smells amazing by itself, but even more so when you add a splash of Sinner or Adora over it.

  476. Leonie says:

    I actually am in desperate need of makeup. I never really wore makeup growing up and I am now on the cusp of turning thirty changing that. I bought MAC lovelorn and it is my new favorite lipstick!!

  477. Nikkiteen says:

    Lord knows I need some glamour in my life right now πŸ™‚

  478. Helena says:

    Just saw the Laura Marcier smoky eye palette that I love, but it is far too expensive to buy as an extra… As for clothes, I try to mix it up between high street champs such as H&M and Topshop and brands such as River Woods, Ralph Lauren, Scapa, Talking French and Soaked in Luxury….however most of my clothing budget seems to go to my baby boy, love buying things for him πŸ™‚

  479. Grace Vick says:

    I inherited my horrible penmanship from my dad.

  480. Kate says:

    I want so many things from sephora πŸ™‚

  481. Olivia T. says:

    I love bold makeup. Smokey eyes, blue eyeshadow…. You get the picture. But lately I’ve been obsessed with getting the Naked Palette!!

  482. This weekend, I stayed home hiding from Hurricane Irene by reading a very trashy novel called Forbidden Shores and watching a Colin Farrell movie–A Home at the end of the World.

  483. Ariel says:

    I just bought Smashbox lip enhancing gloss in Tease and I really, really like it! I don’t know how I feel about the applicator, though. It’s a beautiful, berry gloss. It’s lovely.

  484. Hannah says:

    I just started putting together a wishlist for the Sephora F&F sale (yes, it’s not for months… but I got excited that it is relatively soon)…

  485. Thea says:

    winner winner chicken dinner!
    I need to get something for these BAGS. a week of late nights at Moscone is ahead of me…

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