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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Danni! Congratulations, Danni! 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. Before we get to the giveaway, I gotta talk about Drive! El Hub and I caught a late showing last night, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

In Drive, Ryan Gosling tears. It. Up. Boy is so bad@ss as a getaway driver with a heart of gold that he makes me want to drive to Trader Joe’s right now really, really fast, sitting down low in the driver’s seat with my collar turned up, a pair of black leather driving gloves on my hands and mirror-finish shades.

Strong and silent describe Ryan’s unnamed character in the film, and that’s what I think it is, too, a film. This ain’t no cheesy popcorn flick. Ain’t no Fast and the Furious knockoff. It’s a movie muscle car, part ’70s heist caper, part ’80s art-house picture, part hopeless romance meets man-in-peril at a NASCAR race.

I loved it! I’d never heard of the director, Nicolas Winding Refn, before, but it’s as if he channeled the best parts of David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino (whom I usually don’t like) and Martin Scorsese. I can see the group of them meeting for peach cobbler and coffee at some old diner in L.A. one morning scribbling out the storyboard on little white napkins. Refn took all the best parts of The Notebook, Days of Thunder, Purple Rain, The Fugitive and Casino and combined them to make something pretty cool and different.

Okay, I’ll stop. Suffice it to say, watch it! Highly recommended, even though it is violent, and Ryan Gosling doesn’t show his tum. πŸ™

In other news, it’s…

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Totally cool how we don’t even know Ryan’s character’s name in the movie. I don’t think they ever said it once.


  • 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, how old were you when you got your driver’s license? Tell me about your first car. Do you like wearing sunglasses? Do you ever put on makeup while you’re driving (you can be honest; not judgment here) — 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, September 18, 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 Danni! Congratulations, Danni! 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. Chris25 says:

    I am spending all day working on blog posts. My readers count on me!

  2. Kaianne says:

    I’m actually 21 and don’t even have my learner’s permit! It’s awful – I took the test once when I was 16, and I failed, and just never got around to going back and doing it again. Luckily I live in cities where the transit is mostly reliable and I live close enough to downtown that I can walk many places, but it is kind of embarrassing that I can’t drive!

    But, I do love wearing sunglasses – every opportunity I get. As I tell my boyfriend, I just don’t like to squint!

    Thanks for holding the giveaway!

  3. Christine says:

    I got my license the day after my 16th b-day. I couldn’t believe I passed w/ my terrible parallel park, but I did :D!

  4. Roxanne says:

    It’s almost fall. And this makes me happy because I can break out the cardis! And no more sweating!

  5. Rissa says:

    My hair it itchy but I can’t wash it because I need to wash it tomorrow to prepare it for the Japanese straightening process. I won’t wash two days in a row.

  6. Emilee S says:

    gosh I have a looooooong sephora wish list! Would love to win πŸ™‚
    I was 17 when I got my drivers license! Passed on first try!

  7. Denise says:

    I’m currently a student driver and I have been for about 3 years now and it doesn’t seem like I’m progressing. >.< Wonder when I can finally get my driver's license.
    Denise recently posted … The Little Mermaid: Seat Plan

  8. Elin says:

    Today I’ll be writing an essay. Sigh.

  9. Hyzenthlay says:

    Ugh, I’ve had a nasty cold all week (took M, T, and F off . . . my kids felt so bad for me when I was at school W and R without a voice, but were SOOOO sweet). However, I also met a really wonderful guy last weekend. We were set up by the bride and groom at their wedding and really, really hit it off. Talked and texted for hours and hours this week πŸ™‚ Yay! I’m all twitterpated πŸ™‚

  10. marisol says:

    I live for sunglasses. I invested in two pairs of Chanels & they were a great investment.

  11. Destinee says:

    I got my license on my 16th birthday. Its a traditional thing in my family, we all get to take the day off school to get our license on our 16th birthdays.
    Destinee recently posted … NYX Candy Glitter Liner

  12. Nicky H says:

    I failed my first driving test and BEGGED my Mom to let me take it again a week laterÒ€¦ I’m still a horrible driver πŸ™

  13. Windie says:

    Yes…i think my car is my makeup room just like Clark Kent goes into a phone booth and comes out as superman..

  14. Ria says:

    I really want to incorporate yoga into my daily routine. I’m @sumkindawndrful on twitter πŸ™‚

  15. Joanne says:

    I heart Ryan G!

  16. Jaymie says:

    I love sunglasses! My favorite pair are my Chanel’s my husband bought for me for Christmas! Gotta love the hubby!

  17. Nadia says:

    I love wearing sunglasses! I live in Sunny Southern California so I get to wear sunglasses pretty much all year. I want to buy a pair of aviator sunglasses next. They are classic and cool!

  18. Karen says:

    Oooh, I’d love to see Drive. I was going to see Captain America tonight but yeah, got stood up by my friend. Not fun.
    Winning this gift card would kinda make up for that though… Hehe.
    Karen recently posted … Quotes for the weekend

  19. pearl says:

    I got my license the day on my 18th birthday. It was my second try!! But m glad I did it. It was too hard…lol

  20. chatchien says:

    “You got the keys,
    “Shut up and drive!”


  21. Sara says:

    I was 17 when I got my license. πŸ™‚

  22. Margaret says:

    I was 20 when I got my license. I was a little old but I felt I wasnt ready before.

    So far this has been a bad month for me, my grandparents passed in September of 04 and my turtle of 11 years passed away on Monday. No good times this month. πŸ™

  23. Karen K says:

    I was 16 when I got my license. On the second try. The first time I failed due to the parallel parking part. I cried and cried. Mom took me to the store and bought me two outfits to cheer me up.

  24. I have a fascination with buying sunglasses but am bad about wearing them. Ha! I’m getting better though…;)

  25. claire says:

    i was 16.5 when i got mine

  26. Wendy says:

    I occasionally applied makeup on the bus, but once I dropped my shadow brush with only one eye done…now I get it done before I leave the house or wait until I get to work!

  27. Tukta says:

    gotta see this movie! He’s so HOT!

  28. sweeks1980 says:

    I was 17 when I got my driver’s license. I took driver’s ed, which was incredibly helpful (the thought of my mom teaching me how to drive sends shivers down my spine).

  29. Chelsie says:

    It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning in my little corner of the universe–because it’s raining! We desperately need all the rain we can get.
    Chelsie recently posted … Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

  30. Kelly says:

    OMG, I have so many things I wanna get from sephora.
    But knowing this economy, Im gonna have to stick with drugstore
    But, I DO PUT ON MAKEUP IN THE CAR….haha, when im not
    driving. I think i do my makeup better in the car, maybe because I rush.
    And when im at home, i take my time and then mess up.

  31. Mary L says:

    Great giveaway, thanks. Love Sephora

  32. Jessica rivera says:

    I’m 18, & still no license! Lol I’m a horrible driver but I always imagined myself being a great one! I forgot to slow down on speed bumbs & my turns are SO wide! Haha I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have my license yet!

  33. Macha says:

    I didn’t get my license until I was 23. I’ve still haven’t ever owned a car. I do most of my commuting by bike. I like it most of the time it just kinda sucks to have to ride a bike in the rain or with groceries.

  34. Katie says:

    i’m studying my butt of this weekend for a huge history test on monday! hopefully it’ll be worth it though πŸ™‚ hope your weekend is more enjoyable than mine!!

  35. Emily says:

    I got my license when I was 16, but didn’t get a car until I was 20.

  36. Elsie says:

    Ryan Gosling…..swoon. <3

  37. Clara says:

    I have a really long paper to finish by tomorrow… and I got my license at 16, loooove driving! πŸ™‚

  38. Amy says:

    I didn’t get my license until I was almost 19, at which point I was away at school, and I still don’t have my own car.

  39. ruslan says:

    I would loooove to win…so that I can look pretty when I go see Driver. can’t wait to see it…swoon

  40. Prachi says:

    Getting ready to shop for my birth day which is in Oct…and MBB is definitely giving me lotsa ideas to add to my shopping list πŸ™‚

  41. Stephanie says:

    We moved right around the time I was wanting to get my license, so I ended up having to do driver’s ed twice; I was 16 when I got my official license. πŸ™‚
    Thanks Karen!

  42. I waited until I was 19 to get a license. I saved money, and I personally felt more mature and responsible in handling a car by that age.

  43. Lindsey says:

    Loving this beautiful Saturday!!!!

  44. GinaTheresa says:

    I was 17! Couldn’t wait to get out on the road.

  45. Jessica says:

    I love my two doggies that always make my day when I get home after work! They’re the best stress relievers!

  46. Jessi says:

    I saw the preview for this movie and was curious about it. Now I’ll have to see it!
    Jessi recently posted … Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Coral Camellia

  47. Caitlin says:

    I love sunglasses, although I despise when people wear them indoors or after the sun has gone down!

  48. mlle.epatant says:

    i just picked up guerlain les gris palette… i can’t wait to play with it… xx

  49. Dovey says:

    The fall weather is so crisp and nice now. I love it!

  50. Natalie says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  51. nekosan says:

    Sunglasses are vital; the harsh sun hurts my poor little eyes.

  52. kelly says:

    i went out to target this morning at 8am to buy sonia kashuk’s eye lash curler and a revlon super lustrous lippie in temptress…bet my boyfriend wasn’t too happy about that

  53. colleen b says:

    I’ll be 23 next month and I still have not gotten my drivers licence lol.. i’m just scared and i don’t really like driving at all.

  54. Stephanie says:

    I love wearing sunglasses. Sometimes I put lipstick while I’m driving. πŸ™‚ but only at red lights… does that make it any better?

  55. Ilja says:

    I always put my lipstick on when i’m driving πŸ˜‰

  56. Cassy says:

    So I saw Drive last night, too. I looked up why it was rated R before going (because I always do that, I don’t do highly sexual movies) and saw that it said “extreme violence.” After seeing it, I told the bf that I don’t understand where the “extreme” came from. Yeah, it was violent, but I feel like I’ve seen the same things on the Sopranos and it could have been much worse. He called me mentally ill and said he doesn’t understand why I could watch that, but can’t watch movies involving sex. It made me feel bad Karen πŸ™ He was joking and did apologize, but still.

  57. Vijaya says:

    I wanna go see the Lion King in 3D!
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  58. Jocelyn says:

    I’m still working on the whole learning to drive thing, it just takes a lot of time I don’t have right now!

  59. Meredith says:

    I’ll be 26 and I still don’t drive. I’m not sure I ever will… it depends on where I end up living in the future. It’s a bit of an inconvenience now, but I honestly don’t want the burdens of a car, insuring it, maintaining it, gas, etc.

  60. Zoey says:

    I got my driver’s license at 17 (5 years ago), but still don’t own my own car. 😑

  61. Verna C says:

    i love makeupandbeautyblog! <3

  62. Rosemary says:

    I just saw Contagion last night and it was good. It was a little gross at first with all of the dying people but it got very good. And I like how it gets explained at the end. Very good movie! Hope you guys are having a great weekend πŸ™‚

  63. Sheena says:

    My favorite pair of sunglasses are my Tom Fords that I splurged on. I <3 them, but they got broken a while ago.

  64. Melisa says:

    I just had to get my drivers license renewed last Wednesday the 14th because my B-Day will be on Tuesday the 20th, in which this G.C would be perfect πŸ™‚

  65. Kristina says:

    I always wear sunglasses now that I moved to a high altitude desert. I actually developed sun spots in my eyes so I need to wear them or else they will get worse.

  66. Leota says:

    My middle name is TSUNAMI and I’m a Tongan/Samoan American. Growing up everyone in school weren’t exactly impressed by it but now at 26, there ain’t no shame in my game. Love my name!!! Now jst waiting for the boothang to let me have a kitty so she/he can ne my Tsunami.

  67. Maia says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who waited until she was a bit older — I waited until 18 even though in Alaska you can get your license at 16. I’m still not sure why I didn’t get it earlier… I guess it just didn’t seem that important since all my friends drove.

  68. Jenny says:

    I love wearing sunglasses, except I can’t wear Ray Bans! Every single pair I’ve ever tried on have been crooked on me!

  69. Amber says:

    I love my sunglasses so much I bought three pairs. I’m on the last pair, uh oh…
    Amber recently posted … Last summer splash

  70. Caitlin says:

    I’ve been dying to see Drive – I think affection for Ryan Gosling may (…MAY…) have surpassed my love for Ryan Reynolds. Although both Ryans are pretty darn cute!

  71. Lauren says:

    I live for the snooze button on my alarm. Needless to say I am known to finish my makeup at red lights :/

  72. Jessica Leigh says:

    I’m trying really hard to resist Ryan Gosling’s charms. It’s not working πŸ˜‰

  73. Thea says:

    Hiding behind my sunglasses on the MUNI is required! That way I can look at all the whackiness going on without being noticed.

  74. Katrina says:

    I wear sunglasses 90% of the time. And today I couldn’t find mine so I had to wear my husbands aviators. LOL

  75. Melodyy says:

    I got my driver’s license about 17 days after I turned 16. I was so excited and I wanted it immediately because I was going to be the first person out of my group of friends to get their driver’s license and I wanted it just to be able to go wherever I wanted to. (:

  76. Miso says:

    I am so sick! I just want to feel better already…a sephora gift card could do the trick!!!

  77. Shelly says:


  78. Natalie says:

    I have one really nice pair of sunglasses but I hardly ever wear them. I always forget to.

  79. Anastasia says:

    I was 22 when I got my license

  80. valentina says:

    I was 18 when I got my drivers license and I passed on first try! Would love to win!!!

  81. onegreatsmile says:

    I was almost 18 when I got my license. I could NOT get the hang of parallel parking… or driving in REVERSE!! πŸ™

  82. Nancy says:

    I love that you give movie recc’s too!!

  83. IsabelG says:

    I got my learner’s permit at the age of 19 its been almost two years later and i still havent attempted even learning how to drive i am terrified, cars are dangerous things if the wrong person is behind the wheel. Eventually ill get over that fear and i will learn how to properly drive- i hope that is soon because taking a bus to get to college 5 hours away from where i live is a pain!

  84. Fayeth says:

    I got my license immediately when I turned 16. Years later I dated a guy who didn’t drive, and we lived on opposite ends of a big, busy city. It sucked. That’s one relationship I was glad to see end!

  85. Kim says:

    I got my license when I was 18 and crashed the next week backing out of the yard…LOL!

  86. michaela says:

    i got my license when i was 16 1/2 and i only had to drive around the block and then drive back into my parking space. no parellel parking or 3 point turn or anything

  87. elle says:

    I got my license when I was almost 16.5. I’m a little surprised I got it on the first try (not that I was bad–just not confident) but the tester kept getting phone calls she couldn’t ignore, so I guess she felt bad.

  88. Natalie says:

    My first car was a Chrystler Eagle. I called it The Anti-Chrystler! >:3

  89. laurenica says:

    yay weekend! it’s nice and cool here in NY πŸ™‚

  90. Adia says:

    I don’t like wearing sunglasses but I have to wear because I have sensitive eyes.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    Adia recently posted … Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool + MAC Eyelashes Giveaway

  91. Heather says:

    I don’t have a license either! I’ll never be a getaway driver.

  92. Melissa says:

    Love your blog!

  93. Lauren F says:

    I first fell in love with Ryan Gosling when I was in 4th grade… many many years ago, when he was on Young Hercules on Fox Kids. You can watch all of the episodes on Hulu now, and it’s just as good now as it was when I was 10. Swoon.

  94. Kylee says:

    i don’t have a drivers license yet!

  95. Terri B says:

    i love wearing mirrored sunglasses and watching my son watch himself make faces at me

  96. Step says:

    I love wearing sunglasses. When I was growing up, the really small type were in fashion and looked horrible on me. I thought I’d never wear them. The huge sunglasses craze is the best thing that’s ever happened to my retinas.

  97. Sannah says:

    I love sunglasses! But I don’t wear my sunglasses at night! ; )

  98. Daniella says:

    I take the metro to work now, but I fully admit, in shame, that many dawns I applied foundation, eyeshadow, mascara and lipgloss at stop signs on the way to work. It was 5am and hardly no one on the road. But still..bad girl!!
    I am going to see Drive tonight..YAY

  99. sienna says:

    crossing fingers for sephora gc! and, you totally sold me on “drive”!

  100. Jessica says:

    I made bacon for breakfast and it was delicious, as bacon always is!

  101. Monika says:

    Have got my license when I was 24 and cannot drive now at 28 because I have very bad vision. I wear glasses and contact lenses all the time but still dont see everything:(

  102. Alison says:

    My first car was a ’94 Ford Taurus- green on the inside and outside!

  103. Gail says:

    Love to win – made a wonderful egg salad today – delish – then to Sur La Tab & bought a LeCreuset gratin dish – every piece is on sale for 20 off – check it out.

  104. jen. says:

    I got my license when I was 17- here in AZ they don’t expire for something like 50 years (seriously!) but they made me get a new photo taken last month because mine was 12 years old (weird, right?). I definitely used your advice from awhile back in your license post but the contrast was so weird on the camera that I still look bad. Ah well. πŸ™

  105. Shonoi says:

    1st comment ever. Hope I win

  106. Shonoi says:

    OMG it worked. Karen I have been reading your blog since 2009 and my comments have never gone through before.

  107. tina says:

    yes please:)

  108. Nina says:

    it finally rained in my parched part of the world!

  109. Kathy says:

    Oh, I’m desperately in need of a Sephora haul!

  110. Amy says:

    I can’t exist without sunglasses. Plus they are good for your eyes.

  111. elisia says:

    thanks for this, k-dawg! i call my friend kevin that too!

  112. Christina says:

    I love sunglasses!! I can’t live without them! I have seizures and the polarized kind save me! I have Maui Jim’s in punchbowl! They’re great!

  113. Joyce says:

    I love giveaaways. I’m having a giveaway on my blog too. =)

    By the way, the weather has changed so quickly. It was sunny and warm one day and chilly and cold the next day.
    Joyce recently posted … MakeupByJoyce’s Pick + Choose Giveaway

  114. I almost always wear sunglasses outdoors, but it’s especially important in the summer. I wind up with a headache after 5 minutes of driving in the sun if I forget them. Also, as a side note, sunglasses w/o too dark a tint or just plain non-magnifying accessory glasses are GREAT when you’re peeling onions!

  115. Jasmine says:

    I got my license at 17.
    My first car was my grandpas buick that he left to me when he and my grandma passed away. He said it was mine so i could drive to school. πŸ™‚

  116. Kelly M. says:

    I will put on makeup in the car if someone else is driving, but not if I am, I would poke my eye out, ouch!

  117. Leslie says:

    My Shih Tzu watches me put on my make up every morning. When I put my sunglasses on before I walk out the door, he wags his tail, jumps to his fave spot on the couch and gives me a “see ya later look”. πŸ™‚

  118. Lisa says:

    I got my license the day I turned 16. I was quite eager to drive!

  119. rose says:

    hi, getting my nails done at home…no $ for going to salon, love DIY:)

  120. JoJo says:

    I have never put on makeup whiles driving, because I don’t drive πŸ™‚

  121. Melody says:

    Seems like a film worth checking out! I was 18 when I got my license. I’m still an undergrad and I haven’t yet owned a car. I’m actually quite terrified of driving, but I’m going to start driving again so that I can get over that.

  122. Heidi says:

    I really don’t like wearing sunglasses, and I don’t wear them as often as I know I should.

  123. I was thinking about seeing Drive. Ryan fits that role pretty well from the trailer.
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  124. Stacie N says:

    I lost my first car last year when I was rear ended. πŸ™ It was a blue Honda and I loved it but now I have a Subaru that I love just as much.

  125. Vanessa says:

    I went to a really fun concert last night!

  126. Lisa K. says:

    Elderly Gent: “Where you being a putz, or did you drop that on purpose?”
    Me: “I dropped it on purpose, I needed both hands to dig the car keys out of my purse.”

    (I dropped a small bag of canned goods, he was the door greeter and my purse was HUGE!)

  127. probablyrandom says:

    I’m still driving my first car (knock on wood). I still love it!

  128. Aline Guimaraes says:

    What a beautiful day in Rio!!!

  129. Allison Moore says:

    Any movie with Ryan Gosling is amazing. Dude is so fine! πŸ™‚

  130. corinne says:

    I got my license when I was 20. Why 20? Because a) i live in SF so there’s public transportation, b) someone always picked me up and dropped me off and c) because I let my permit expire…..twice! LOL only reason I got it finally was because I was going to college in the East Bay and taking Bart and public transportation was going to be like 2.5 hours EACH way! um ya no thanks hahaha

  131. Bhevarri says:

    I was 20 when I got my license =O it was just earlier this year!

  132. Ceci says:

    I had a dream about my kittehs and their mama. Kittehs rule!

  133. Katrina says:

    Went apple picking yesterday, so fun!

  134. Gans says:

    Kittehs are the best. Also, DMG + LF 4E.

  135. Cassey says:

    homework, all day long.

    my teacher is obsessed with Gosling πŸ™‚

  136. ola says:

    I’m on the course right now

  137. knownever says:

    I can’t wait to see swatches of that Jemma Kidd palette in today’s daily photo!

  138. Tari says:

    I don’t like putting on my glasses in glass to read the board. I feel like all my hard work goes out the door when no one can see my eyeshadow

  139. Janelle says:

    I got my driver’s license when I was 16 years old.

    And I really want to see Drive! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  140. Iris says:

    i still have no license! i’m lagging, but i admit: i put on mascara in the car (which can be disastrous if you mess up) when i dont have time haha!

  141. weny says:

    I love Ryan Gosling!

  142. Jaa says:

    I was 14 when I got my learners permit and 15 1/2 when I could get my license.

  143. Julie says:

    i got my license when i was 16. It seems like it was so long ago.

  144. Kate & Zena says:

    I was 17 years and almost 9 months old when I got my license. It’s pretty easy to remember as my birthday is January 31 so anything under that is just counting. I’ve got it easy. πŸ™‚

  145. LauraJane says:

    Sephora gift card? Best prize ever.

    To be honest, I really loathe Ryan Gosling for no particular reason, and didn’t really want to see Drive. However, I’m hearing SUCH good things about it, I think I might have to! I got my drivers license when I was 16, but after moving to California almost 2 years ago (!!!) I still don’t have my California driver’s license! Yikes!

  146. Lyn says:

    So only a few people actually know this – but I failed my driver’s test when I was 16! πŸ™ I turned left at a green light right in front of oncoming traffic! You should have seen the instructor brace himself. Yikes. I ended up getting it a year later. How did you do the first time?

  147. Amanda says:

    Got my license at 16 and permit at 14!

  148. I’ve been loving the recent FOTD shots, Karen! πŸ™‚
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  149. Iram says:

    Uh… well… I’m just about to learn how to drive … I’m only 17 πŸ™‚
    but I’m so excited, can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  150. Nicole O. says:

    My bday’s on the 21st. This would make an awesome bday present! πŸ˜‰

  151. Tran says:

    I got my license when I was 18

  152. laura says:

    i haven’t seen a movie all summer long and usually i’ll watch a few. i just don’t have time to, but i hope to see at least one before school starts.

  153. Jane says:


  154. gabby says:

    I got my driver’s license when I turned 17. I love to wear sunglasses but I need to wear glasses and none of my sunglasses have prescription in them so I can’t wear them anymore:(

  155. Stacey F. says:

    I love you Ryan Gosling, call me.

  156. Amber says:

    Having lived in NYC, I’m 28 and still don’t have my license! I definitely want to get it soon though, especially since I’ll be moving to CA (L.A. baby!) next year πŸ™‚

  157. Lauren says:

    i love your blog! the hat you are wearing in your previous post is sooo cute! makes me excited for fall πŸ™‚

  158. Carol says:

    I still don’t have a driver’s license. I keep renewing my learner’s permit every time it expires just so I have some form of photo ID in my wallet. Living near a big city though makes driving less of a necessity. I’m ok with taking trains and subways.

  159. Michelle P. says:

    I’m 31 and I recently just got my DL! lmao

  160. laura says:

    i would like to know where you publicy the winner.. do you publish it on this post or you sent an email to the winner? xx

  161. HK says:

    I am so addicted to reruns of Friends on tv – I feel withdrawal if I don’t watch them any day!! I wonder if it’s just me..

  162. aubrie soetaert says:

    I got my license when I was 15 but didn’t drive for a year because I was too scared.

  163. Ashley says:

    Thanks to the beautiful Jane Marie over at the Hairpin, I’ve started putting my bronzer on while wearing my sunglasses, which makes me look like “a rich lady who drive a convertible.”

  164. Victoria says:

    I was just thinking about how much I wanted to see that movie!

  165. Annie says:

    I’ve only been reading this blog for a month or so, but it’s so helpful! I used to find buying makeup to be a bit overwhelming (so many choices! how much money should I spend!) but you take all the unknowns away! Thanks!
    Also, contests! I love contests!

  166. Tahnee says:

    Pumpkin Spice Latte’s are heaven-sent! YAY for fall!!

  167. Amber says:

    I got my license when I was 17 so only a little late πŸ™‚

  168. Gina says:

    I had a terrible driving test experience – the lady who was testing me kicked my car! (well my mom’s van) and then she failed me. She was awful. Luckily my second test went better and I’ve been driving ever since πŸ™‚ – i heart you and your blog btw!

  169. Karen says:

    I have to wear sunglasses or else my eyes burn!

  170. Katie H. says:

    I got my driver’s license when I was 16 (which is longer ago then I care to admit!)

  171. Amanda says:

    My first car was a Jeep Wrangler. I miss that car so much.

  172. Danni says:

    I was 16 and I had a 1982 Camaro. I also had (have?) a lead foot. BAD combo. 2 months after getting my license, I already had 3 tickets to my name. I can only hope my children do not inherit my penchant for speed!

  173. Dearie,
    Please let me win =) hha…

  174. kylie says:

    your giveaways make my weekends πŸ™‚ maybe one day I will actually win!!

  175. Shayna says:

    I’m glad you liked Drive, I want to see it even more now!

  176. amanda johnson says:

    myy 1st car was a mazda millinea i got from my uncle

  177. Jamie Rebecca says:

    i have a cold… literally can’t taste ANYTHING today. i even tried chocolate. today is the day i should have had all salads.

  178. Liz says:

    I got my license about 2 days after turning 16. Sweet freedom! My ride was a 1974 Mustang II, not cool at all but it got me where I needed to go.

  179. Alanna says:

    LOVE sunnies! I have this really awesome pair of tortoise shell folding wayfarers from Ray-Ban. Looking for some nice cat-eye ones now! πŸ™‚

  180. Darlene says:

    I love Ryan Gosling…have to go see “Drive”. Thanks for the giveaway Karen πŸ™‚

  181. Alyssa says:

    I was 17 when I got my full license

  182. Tiffany says:

    I have a pretty lengthy Sephora list! Hope you, Tabs and El Hub have a great weekend… I’m going to dinner and to the movies to see Straw Dogs with some girlfriends.

  183. chibicheeks says:

    I got my driver’s license when I was 15. I got my mom’s oldsmobile that was almost as old as me!

  184. Emily says:

    I wear my sunglasses religiously! Even at night…”I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can, so I can…”

  185. Janet says:

    I hardly leave the house without sunglasses. They don’t have to be expensive just stylish. I wear them on sunny days even cloudy days. Just love sunglasses.

  186. theresa says:

    I love goseling! :)! Also got my license when I was 19, I was in no rush cuz I knew I wouldn’t get a car until I was older

  187. Christina says:

    My friend’s boo looks just like Ryan Gosling!

  188. Deanna G. says:

    I like wearing sunglasses. It helps me drive. πŸ™‚

  189. CynthiaCCC says:

    Okay, I confess, I have been known to put on lipstick or gloss occasionally while driving. But only a light neutral color that I can do without looking. So it’s really more about fumbling with the container than long-term visual distraction. That’s what long red lights are for, right? I have been known to put on the whole face in my car in the parking lot at work, though. Potentially embarrassing, but much safer!!

    Incidentally, PICK ME!! My Sephora list is probably too long for $50, but it would definitely make a dent.

  190. Brianna says:

    Great giveaway!

  191. Marian says:

    My first car was a red Volkswagen Bug. I bought it for $1000 and had it for 20 years. How I loved that car! It took me across the country and I have such exciting and romantic memories about that little car! Ironically, my current car is a red Volkswagen. It’s not a bug but I love it as well!

  192. Nichole Clark says:

    I was 16 when I got my license. My first car was a Ford Escort {hello total “mom car”} but the feeling of that first bit of true freedom was the most amazing feeling. I would get in my car and just drive and drive listening to my angsty 1990’s music as loud as possible. Ah, to be young again. Now I drive a family car covered in pb&j crumbs with the latest copy of the Music Together cd playing….

  193. Christine says:

    I got my license when I was 18. It took me two tries lol.

  194. piscolabis says:

    you really do a lot of giveaway prices *.* thanks

  195. I got my permit and license at 16. I did not study at all for the permit, thinking, ‘how hard could it possibly be?’ I passed the test by ONE question… Had I missed any more, I’d have failed. I haven’t forgotten what the guy there said that day.. “Do you always do everything by the skin of your teeth?” Needless to say I learned about pride that day..

  196. Lovi says:

    I have not put makeup on while driving but have seen plenty of people brushing their teeth, shaving, all sorts of crazy things.

  197. Mai says:

    I was 18 when I got my license πŸ™‚
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  198. Stephanie says:

    Going to dinner soon! Happy Saturday!

  199. Yuri says:

    Im scared of driving into someone so I dont drive and dont have my license yet lol

  200. Myr says:

    I waited 6 additional months to get my license because I had a friend with a car. Tweeted too!

  201. Sara says:

    Mmm…Ryan Gosling….is it necessary to say more?

  202. Alix says:

    Loving this fall-like weather!

  203. Aimey says:

    I personally never thought Ryan Gosling was that great looking in The Notebook, but for some reason, the older he gets, the more sex appeal he seems to have!

  204. Amanda says:

    I financed my first car with I was 18, nobody wanted to give me a loan…finally a small car dealership got me approved for 21.99 % interest rate, OUCH! But I payed it off last Janurary (21 then) I’m really proud of myself of that =)
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  205. Tina says:

    I was 18 when I got my license. I didn’t want to pay for the lessons, so I got it when I was 18 πŸ™‚

  206. Susan says:

    Since I live in Manhattan–few of us drive. Ever. I do slap on makeup in the back of a cab sometimes; but rarely on the subway. I’m always fascinated to see women do their whole face on a subway without thinking twice. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  207. Rosie says:

    I was 17 when I got my license. I had a car but I couldn’t pass the test!!! I took it 3 times and finally passed πŸ™‚ i was such a nervous driver!

  208. ashley says:

    my first car was a 1991 chevy lumina & it was a BEAST. it got a bit of body damage after a tornado & that made me want a new car. i would give anything to have that thing back! it was a boat of a car especially compared to the dodge shadow i got after that & the 2 door cavalier i have now. my lumina was red, ALWAYS started no matter what, four freaking doors (i hate getting out to let people in my car, haha). *le sigh*

  209. Melitina says:

    I wear my sunglasses every day! (yeah, I live in the mountains so I don’t want my eyes to fry!!)

  210. irini says:

    I want to see Melancholia!

  211. Cecille says:

    Oh I hope I win! Saturday snooze

  212. Sabrinna says:

    i guess im not lucky when it comes to driving. lol. took mine a few months ago, didnt pass me cause he said i drive too slow. but i have to get my permit again this year and try again, oh dear, wish me luck! lol

    and i havent went to sephora for about 4 months now! can you believe that? lol i had to seriously stop spending as i needed to help my parents out with finances but its all good now πŸ™‚ now i wish i can win so i can buy me some goodies!

  213. Gina G says:

    I got my license at 16, but bought a car a few months before that. A Toyota 1988 hatchback. It looked like a roller skate and I put sooooo many miles on it in the two years it was functional.

  214. Cindy Lartigue says:

    I would love to have 15 min in Sephora to get as much as I want. Its interesting in that 10 years ago, I would have gone right to the makeup section. Now – I would go straight to the skin care section. The products are amazing. Good luck to everyone!

  215. Ashley says:

    Eeep I JUST got my license yesterday (yay me!) and my parent’s got me a used 94/95 Volkswagen Cabrio, convertible. Time to be a Barbie girl πŸ˜‰

  216. Eden says:

    I’m going off to college in a week in busy busy Seattle (will be a freshman) and I’m taking my Chevy Silverado. I love it, but am scared of driving that thing through city traffic!

  217. Carrie Ann says:

    I believe I got my license when I was 16. For some reason, I was in no rush to get it at first and I went to driving school the summer before I took my test. My first car was a second-hand Plymouth my parents bought from my aunt and uncle. I do like to wear sunglasses because it’s almost always sunny where I live and I don’t like squinting with the sun blaring in my eyes. I never apply makeup while I’m driving. I might apply gloss when I’m stopped at a red light, that’s about it.

  218. Emily says:

    I got my license at 16 but had to drive my parents’ minivan (boo!) for the first couple of years. My first car was a used aqua-colored Saturn which was pretty reliable for college.

  219. Liene says:

    I love sunglasses πŸ™‚ But I hate when they are too dark.

  220. Anything at all? We just bought a super fluffy, super squishy mattress pad today… Where has it been all my life???

  221. Michelle D says:

    I was 19 when I got my license. My first car was a Mustang, which sadly went up in smoke 7 months after I bought it when it was in for repairs and the house next door to the service station caught fire. Don’t own a car now, my daughter lives with me and I use hers. PS, love TABS the cat.

  222. Nic says:

    I can do most of my face while driving and never look in the mirror. Impressed?

  223. Amanda A. says:

    I put makeup on as my boyfriend drives! i still don’t have my license -_____-.

  224. Chelsey says:

    I still don’t have my license! haha 😑

  225. Jesselyn says:

    I’m going to Paris next week!

  226. Marie says:

    I’m still putting off getting my permit. NYC girl, so I am terrified of driving.

  227. Mary says:

    I love wearing my sunglasses! I wear them all the time!

  228. Julia says:

    I listened to a review of Drive this morning on NPR. It was complimentary but mentioned that there’s a lot of violence. I want to see the movie, but I don’t like violent movies so I haven’t decided whether I’m going to see it or not. Ryan Gosling is pretty amazing though!

  229. Kimberly says:

    being a ucla football fan is hard.

  230. Stacey says:

    What a beautiful day!

  231. Tara says:

    I actually taught my older sister to drive. She was stubborn when my parents told her no that she couldn’t get it when she wanted it, so she never got it at all!

  232. Tiffanie says:

    I drove for two and a half hours last night to the nearest Nordstrom that carries Guerlain to meet the national artist. It was totally worth it!

  233. Samikins says:

    I do my eye makeup while stopped at red lights – safety first! I got my license at 16 I couldn’t wait

  234. Jenny says:

    I got my license at 17. I had to, because that year our school lost so much funding that we couldn’t afford buses, and I lived pretty far away. My first car was a little Geo Metro. Slow and tiny as hell, but I loved it nonetheless. There are 6 kids in my family and my dad made it his life goal (or so I think) to get that car to make it through every kid. And it did. =)

  235. jen says:

    go patriots!

  236. Saddy says:

    Love Ryan Gosling! He seems like the real deal.

  237. Melissa W. says:

    I’ve taken 4 behind the wheel drivers tests (in 2 different states) and failed two. πŸ˜› I GET NERVOUS. And I am really bad at parking.

  238. Jenifer says:

    I got my DL at 22! I love this blog Karen!

  239. AnieJ. says:

    I absolutely love my car, a 2008 Honda Fit, which is not the first car I ever got to drive but is MY first car and amazing. Gas mileage going super strong (just clocked 260+ miles for a less than 10 gallon tank including lots of traffic and highway parking/driving) and Nighthawk Del Toro, that’s his name, has soooo much more space than you realize in the back! I just used him to haul stuff during a move.
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  240. Angela R says:

    Saw Stray Dogs last night! I thought it was a great movie! LOVE Alexander Skarsgard!!! Might have to check out Drive. Sounds good too!

  241. heidi says:

    I tried a swatch on my hand of the nyx slide on eyliner today. It will not come off! Thinking I need to buy a few

  242. MarciaF says:

    I was afraid to get my license at 16 but once I got it I felt so free.

    Retweeted your message too.

  243. Annette says:

    I put my makeup on in the car all the time when my husband is driving because I’m always running late, lol. When I’m driving I don’t except for the occasional lip gloss touch up while I’m stopped at a light. It freaks me out when I see women actually driving and putting on makeup at the same time.

  244. Anna says:

    Only two more weeks until I can take off the L plates on my car! πŸ˜€

  245. erin says:

    I don’t have the mad skills to put on makeup and drive, heck I can’t even talk on the phone and drive!

  246. Beth O says:

    I don’t put makeup on while driving, but I DO check it. Not sure that is so smart either. First car was an old Volvo wagon. I beat the crap out of it, poor car!!!

  247. Maureen says:

    I have never put on makeup while driving because I would be that person who rear ended someone because I poked the mascara into my eye.

  248. Laura says:

    I got my permit at 15 and my license at 16!

  249. Naomi says:

    I am 18, don’t have my driver’s permit and don’t feel I need it. I live in NYC, there’s so much traffic in the city that you’d get to almost any destination by taking the subway.

  250. Denniesha says:

    Omg! its so ugly and rainy this weekend!!! Long boring weekend for me. );
    Oh and my mama expert at putting on eyeliner or lipstick while driving. LOL

  251. Apryl says:

    It finally rained overnight in Dallas yesterday and the weather has been absolutely AWESOME today…enjoying HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL IN PLANO with my DAUGHTER 2DAY with weather like this it is so easy to go from AWESOME to PERFECT ;-)…

  252. Kate says:

    Decided to treat myself to the Mia, now that the price is a bit lower and an amazing $50 gift card would be super!!

  253. Amy D. says:

    I’m considering starting a blog….. But I have no Idea what I would call it!

  254. Debbie says:

    I need some driving lessons!

  255. Melissa says:

    I failed my first driver’s test. I learned the hard way that you can’t just roll through STOP signs – no matter if that is how your mom taught you or not πŸ™

  256. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    i finally got a job! and i went shopping bought many many things. but i will save up for some new tires for my car.

  257. pantooka says:

    I just got a new pait of sunglasses today. Man, sometimes it’s so hard to find a good pair. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

  258. Noel says:

    I got my license when i was 17.

  259. Orangey67 says:

    I love wearing sunglasses! So fun.

  260. Kat says:

    My first car was a 1976 Pinto. Awesome, I know. However, my friends (who had their own cars) always wanted me to drive. I guess it was so lame it was cool!

  261. Shana says:

    I’m on my second car — Honda Accord. Love, love, love it.

  262. Sunny says:

    I was 15, and I can’t even with that man! Pure hotness!

  263. Lily says:

    I got my drivers license when I was 16! πŸ™‚

  264. Stephanie Y says:

    I love these giveaways.

  265. steph b says:

    I sometimes put on lip balm while driving — nothing that requires looking away from the road.

  266. Sherry B. says:

    I could NEVER put on makeup while driving; as clumsy as I am naturally, it would be all over my face (and the car!). lol

  267. Joe says:

    Love to win for my wife – PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  268. Ana says:

    I dont really like wearing sunglasses

  269. Dana says:

    I was 16 when I got my driver’s license, but in my junior year of high school. I was bumped up a grade, so I got it later than everyone else.

  270. raquel says:

    i put makeup while my boyfriend drives πŸ˜› the only thing i do when im driving is retouch my gloss

  271. tammy boyers says:

    I started driving when I was 16 and it was the best thing EVER, now many many traffic jams later the metro is the best thing EVER lol πŸ™‚

  272. J says:

    If I didn’t put on makeup while driving, I’d never show up to work with anything other than sunscreen

  273. Judy says:

    saw Juan of the Dead at TIFF today! a surprisingly fun and lighthearted movie with zombies LOL

  274. Farzana says:

    hmmm…I got my Driver’s license last year and the kicker is that I am 36! ( I know LOOONNNG story)

  275. nelle says:

    I was 20 when I got my license and so thankful to God because I got a nice instructor who could have failed me when I couldn’t paralel park but he let me continue the rest of the test.

  276. mulberrytea says:

    Haha you are really a huge fan of Ryan Gosling! Can’t say I’ve seen any of his movies, but this one sounds interesting. Thanks for posting another giveaway!

  277. Janet says:

    I got my license at 16, but didn’t have a car so I didn’t get to drive around much. πŸ™

  278. Emily says:

    I moved to Hawaii 2 weeks ago, and I’m loving it here!

  279. Tina says:

    I got my license when I was 17. I would do my hair and make-up in the car while driving. That was one thing my BFF said that I was a master at…putting mascara on while driving. Definitely not something I do now.

  280. chibu74 says:

    what a beautiful day!!! was out whole day shopping

  281. saku says:

    I need to start wearing shades, too much sun where I live.

  282. irishkicks says:

    i dont put makeup on while driving, but i do have a bad habit of checking my makeup all the time! such a distraction

  283. DalaLuz says:

    Haven’t drive in years, my response is too slow due to certain medications, so I try not to harm/kill other people… Were I live, in the city, it is not really in issue, but when we are in the Sates I sure feel handicapped and dependent!

  284. Tori says:

    I looked it up on IMDB and ryan doesn’t have a name in the movie! He’s credited as “driver” lol. Hmmm my first car was a dark blue 2003 VW jetta. I still have it too! πŸ˜‰

  285. Grace says:

    Enjoying this fall weather!

  286. Elena says:

    I used to be able to text and drive (before it was illegal), but now I can barely text while simply standing. Wonder how that happened?

  287. Sarah says:

    *sigh* Ryan Gosling is my major celeb crush. I think I want to see every movie he’s in.

  288. Karen M. says:

    My son had his first soccer game today and it was so exciting!!!

  289. Alyse says:

    Oh I wanna see ‘Drive’ so badly!! I saw Contagion tonight instead. Interesting, but a little too slow =/

  290. Makeupandbeautyjunkie says:

    Nope,never put on makeup while driving.sunglasses are a must!

  291. Sara says:

    Aww…I haven’t been to movies in ages! That looks great. I did watch Ryan Gosling recently in a thriller on Netflix called All Good Things. It’s worth watching if you like crime dramas!

  292. Vanessa says:

    I always, always, always wear sunglasses!

  293. Amanda says:

    I was sweet 16 when I got my license.

  294. I *need* to wear sunglasses, the sun actually makes my eyes hurt πŸ™

  295. Helen says:

    My roommate and I saw “Drive” today and we can’t stop talking about it!

  296. Hannah says:

    Mmmmm Ryan Gosling : )

  297. Cindy says:

    I just saw Drive tonight! It was alright, a little too much blood in it.. made me squirm. However, you can’t go wrong with Ryan Gosling.

  298. Mary says:

    I got my driver’s license when I was 27 because no-one in my Midwestern community had ever heard of a disabled person driving! I had to get permission from my city councilman because DMV was staffed by the political party that had won the last county election.My examiner was fat, bald and toothless. When I was recertified, the examiner apologized because there was no traffic. XXOO

  299. sharee says:

    he was great in the movie πŸ™‚

  300. jane says:

    i went to the farmer’s market next to the grove today. it was such nice weather for a day out πŸ™‚

  301. Nou says:

    I don’t have a car yet… but it’s ok.

  302. Amie F says:

    I do put on make up while I am driving. I try not to do it often but sometimes it happens.

  303. Marilyn says:

    Sunglasses are a must for me…can give the illusion that I’m mysterious though I’m just hiding my sleep deprived eyes!!!

  304. jane h. says:

    Just found out that I’m pregnant! Sooooooo happy!

  305. bomi says:

    GPS led me to a weird alley at 9pm instead of taking me to a park district….. πŸ™

  306. Lucia says:

    Hmm I think I was 19 when I first got my license, but I think now at 22, I’m finally comfortable driving, haha

  307. loofah says:

    Loved Ryan Gosling in Drive! Even though his shiny jacket was sort of ridic.

  308. Bridget says:

    Yes! I looove sunglasses! But I am so bad about losing/bending/breaking them, that I usually just buy cute cheapos. πŸ˜‰

  309. Melissa says:

    i love my sunglasses, $5 at a street fair! today i got a total raccoon eyes sunburn wearing them.

  310. Erin says:

    Ryan Gosling….yum!!!!!

  311. Lorinda says:

    I can’t believe I’m so tired at only 10:40pm! Gosh, I feel old!

  312. Mireya says:

    I have so many pairs of sunglasses, and I always forget them at home when I’m going out.

  313. Betony says:

    I love driving fast. I need to go to a race track every so often and get it out of my system.

  314. Lily says:

    I love weekend πŸ™‚

  315. Lisa S. says:

    I was 24 years old before I got my license! Just didn’t get around to it till then…….

  316. jenn s. says:

    Even if I didn’t like sunglasses, which I do, I’d have no choice but to wear them. I have very pale blue eyes that are very sensative to light and I even wear them on cloudy days because the glare can give me a fierce headache. One pet peeve about sunglasses: I cannot stand it when I get makeup on the very top of the lenses, like from above my eyebrows. Makes me nuts!

  317. Lucy says:

    Another wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much. I was 17 when I got my drivers license. Couldn’t wait to get going. Unfortunately I had to borrow my Mother’s car for a long time. Drag!

  318. Kelly says:

    I love my Ray Ban’s, first time i spent more then $10 on sunglasses and boy was it worth it.

  319. Bernice says:

    I got my full license (Class 5) in June πŸ™‚

  320. mrsshukra says:

    Enjoyed the farmers market today!

  321. Roxana says:

    Oh, I’m almost 24 and still haven’t gotten round to getting my driver’s licence… How crazy is that?! :p

  322. Anne says:

    Giv-A-Way! Yay!

  323. Liz! says:

    I don’t do my makeup while driving, but sometimes I do have a little pluck at the eyebrows!

  324. Jennifer A. says:

    I saw Drive tonight too! It was great, they got the perfect mood and so many great actors. I don’t really know where you’re getting the Tarantino though (I love him) – the hyper-violence?

  325. Erin Davis says:

    Im 20 and with college and ALL the constant moving i’ve been doing i haven’t had a chance to get my driver’s license yet. D: I know it’s sad isn’t it? haha. Where I live thought I can pretty much walk anywhere or take the bus so it’s not much of a problem.

    It rained today down in texas finally in my area, we had not seen any rain in months and now it decided to pour for at least two or three hours the entire duration of my saturday class, it was wonderful!!

  326. bunnada says:

    I have contact lens on all the time except when I go to bed.
    I got my license when I was 18 but first drive when I was 16.

  327. vonnie says:

    i still don’t particularly like driving, my mom forced me to get my license so she wouldn’t have to chauffer me around lol. I was given my first car at 15, most kids DREAM, and i let it sit outside the house forever. she made me sign up to get my permit and license
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  328. Courtney Washington says:

    I was 16 when i got my license, but I was eight when I started driving. We live on a lot of land and my parents would let me drive around the pasture all the time. Now looking back I can’t believe they let me do that. Good thing I was so tall for my age and could see over the steering wheel.

  329. Meghann says:

    Thank you for having fun giveaways.

  330. I’ll only do lipgloss when driving, and usually when I’m at a traffic light.

    I live in sunglasses! I have a bazillion pairs, in a million colours (and lots of black!)

  331. Dominique says:

    I finally went for my license this year and failed the driving portion of the test. πŸ™ The tester said I drove too wild and needed more practice. Oh well, thankfully Chicago has great public transportation!!

  332. Sharon says:

    Wish everyone a great week! πŸ™‚

  333. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I definitely put on lipgloss when driving.

  334. Soo says:

    I secretly hope that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams end up back together and have pretty babies.
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  335. BB says:

    Can’t leave the house without sunglasses!

  336. amanda says:

    ooh how i love seeing this giveaway!! and love entering πŸ™‚

    makeup related, i got mac shy girl yesterday and i LOVE it!!!

  337. Rocio says:

    I put makeup on while driving…. It’s a scary experience each time, I don’t know why I keep doing it!

  338. Mina says:

    I really wish there were more makeup tutorials for mono lids…

  339. Holman says:

    I’m actually learning to drive right now (I’m 22). It’s a lot less stressful then I thought it was going to be; even parallel parking isn’t all that bad.

  340. Amy says:

    I never put on makeup when driving, except lip gloss at stoplights.

  341. PS says:

    16 or 17 when I got my license.

    First car was pretty bad, but my second car was really cool. I got it at a car action with my father.

    I ALWAYS wear sunglasses. Sun is so damaging.

    OMG, I used to be really bad about this, but have gotten better. Most of the time it’s just a “check”. If I have to touch up, it’s at a red light.

    Have a beatiful rest of the weekend!

  342. Laura says:

    I love Sephora!

  343. Allyson says:

    I’ve got stuff waiting in my Sephora basket!

  344. Nesha Patel says:

    For some reason, I can’t keep any type of lip gloss or lip treatment on my lips for more than 2 minutes. The feeling of anything on my lips disturbs me, and gives me chapped lips. I need to experiment with more lip products!

  345. Barbara says:

    The only “makeup” I put on while driving is lip balm or gloss.

  346. Michelle says:

    I wear sunglasses every time I go outside, even if it’s really dark and cloudy, to the point of getting made fun of for it. My eyes are really sensitive and I tear up if I don’t!

  347. K. says:

    I’m sad that my painting lessons are going to come to an end soon…It might be a short wait or a long one til the next lesson.

  348. MelodyJ says:

    I like wearing sunglasses. I can’t believe how long the pair I got from Target have lasted.


  349. Ginelle says:

    Just got back from seeing Jeremy Passion in concert πŸ™‚

  350. loved Drive! Ryan is totally yummy and I loved how the director made use of mirrors and other reflective surfaces.

    twitter handle: callitbeauty_
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … All About Eyes – 5 Looks From NYX Cosmetics 10 Color Palette In Velvet Rope

  351. Christy O says:

    I am so glad I moved. Having a great time meeting new people.

  352. i have never put on full face makeup while driving, the most I have put on is lipgloss… I am always scared to.

  353. aman says:

    i love collecting perfumes.. my fav is hugo boss femme..

  354. nini says:

    I bought the tarte aqua gel liner @ sephora today….awesome color payoff, but the formula sucks…the tip kept breaking on me…def going back!

  355. AK says:

    Haay GURR! Happy Saturday πŸ™‚ I do like wearing sunglasses, especially if they cover almost up to my eyebrows. You can spy on people and they can never tell πŸ˜‰ Also, they protect the delicate skin around the eyes, which we all want to preserve!

    The only makeup that goes down in my car is a quick lipstick/lipgloss application. I’m not one of those girls who can put on their entire warpaint in the tiny car mirror, one eye half watching the stop light to make sure you’re not holding up traffic behind you. It’s too nerve wracking! I need my time, and all my proper brushes on hand.

    Thanks for the giveaway lovely!

  356. Yao says:

    I can’t wait to see Drive. Are you going to see Ides of March with Gosling and George Clooney?

  357. Robyn says:

    Tuesday I am getting advanced training in makeup art. One step closer to becoming a makeup artist!!

  358. Monika says:

    I miss the city where one can take a public transportation everywhere and just daydream, when someone else is driving…..instead of sitting in fl traffic and having to be alert constantly because people think that blinker is just an unnecessary accessoery……use ur blinkers peopleeeeee!

  359. Rozae says:

    My first car is a Honda, Civic and it drives like a dream. However I was a late driver, not until my mid twenties.

  360. linda says:

    I need to get too faced sweet dreams palette.

  361. KaylaK says:

    I was 18 when I got my license, and my first car was/is a Honda Accord! πŸ˜€

  362. Sandra says:

    I am to afraid of putting makeup while driving the only thing I put on is lipstick which I think anyone is able to do while driving.

  363. jennifer s says:

    the only reason i passed was because my ex boyfriend gave me his failed test and i got the same one when i went in! lucky!

  364. Katherine says:

    I’m going backpacking for the first time tomorrow!

  365. Christin says:

    Fell asleep yesterday watching New Moon, how could I?! *lol*

  366. Mary says:

    I watched Drive last night, AMAZING!
    Ryan Gosling was just, speechlessly hot. And, I noticed that his name was Doc, during the ending credits. His character was just amazingly sexy. I can’t wait to meet a man like that, minus the violence.

  367. Roxanna harris says:

    Well, I feel like a loser cuz I got my license at 19! And so many others said 16, 17! I had strict parents, what can I say? Thanks for the good movie review, sounds good! Here’s hopin for a gift card from Sephora!!!!!

  368. BooBooNinja says:

    I hope this is the last time I have to move in err… at least 10 years.

  369. Melissa says:

    I live in Los Angeles county. It take me about 1.5 hours to drive 30 miles to work in the morning. I hate it! I wish I had one of those stickers the govt. was giving away to people who purchased a hybrid car. It would make my life much less stressful.

  370. Mini says:

    I love these giveaways LD

  371. tierra says:

    I love sunglasses but since i need Rx ones I rarely wear them. Bad, I know!!

  372. Theresa says:

    Hi Karen! Well, I was 16 when I got my license. My first car was a Nissan Sentra and it was green/teal. I loved it! I thought I was so cool! =) The one makeup move that I’m usually completing in my car is my mascara! I think it’s a really common makeup task to be done in the car! =) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  373. Lisa says:

    It was too cold here for me to drive my motorcycle. ND has had fall arrive already. πŸ™

  374. Amanda G says:

    Holy crap do I want to jump Ryan Gosling! Holy. Crap.

  375. Halifax says:

    Lol, the driver license thing: it was really late for me, I didn’t need to drive until recently. Still don’t drive though

  376. Bonnie says:

    I totally put on makeup while driving if I didn’t have enough time to do it before going out the door…but I make myself feel better by reminding myself that I only do it when I’m at a red light.

  377. Kumiko Mae says:

    OOOh i love sephora. i hope i win! i really miss online shopping! πŸ™‚

  378. Helena says:

    i never wear sunglasses, so I guess I don’t! I don’t drive, so I don’t put makeup on while at the wheel, ha ha.

  379. kristina says:

    love at first site from the notebook!

  380. Ashley W. says:

    I check the site daily and love your reviews. This giveaway is the cherry on top! Thank you so much for your dedication, your site is amazing!

  381. layla says:

    I was never a big sunglass fan.. probably because I couldn’t find a pair that suited me.. but about two weeks ago, Rayban had a huge sale! My husband and I picked up a pair each and I now wear them everywhere! I am a major sunglass fan now! lol

  382. Laura Cabezas says:

    I love Ryan Gosling ! Γ’β„’Β₯

  383. Lindsay says:

    I got my driver’s liscense at 17.

  384. Stephanie Fabian says:

    I just turned 17 πŸ™‚

  385. Mayra says:

    I love rainy days!

  386. Nicola says:

    I got my driver’s license at 18 – that’s old considering here you’re eligible to sit the test at 16!
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  387. Heather C. says:

    My first car lacked a/c and the fan to the engine would not turn off, so it overheated constantly!!

  388. lorraine says:

    it’s monday tomorrow D:

  389. NeenaJ says:

    So many stoplights, I could never drive like that!

  390. Liz says:

    I *live* in sunglasses. Many pairs, many styles.

  391. Ann says:

    I didn’t get a drivers license until I was in my 40s.

  392. moonbloom says:

    I’m currently amused by Adele spoof “I’m playing Angry Birds”, youtube it.

  393. Joy says:

    I was 16. Long story short in regards to my first car: it was supposed to have been a ’78 mustang but when that got totaled while parked in the school lot, it ended up being an original mini-van. It turned out to be a good thing though since I was the first of my friends to drive and I could haul a whole group with me.

  394. Sunita says:

    I just ate 2 really HUGE bananas for breakfast. How many calories are those ?

  395. Lili says:

    I got my license the day after I turned sixteen.

  396. Jj says:

    I´m almost thirty and still didn´t get my license. I´m living in a big city and I never needed it!

  397. terry says:

    I still haven’t got my license yet, and I’m 19.=P BUT I DO PLAN TO!! I just don’t have the time yet…

  398. Libby says:

    I love sunglasses and wear them everyday.

  399. Quinctia says:

    I got my license when I was 21. I went away to college at 17 to a city where I didn’t need to drive to get around, so when I moved back to my hometown afterwards, that was when I needed to get around.

    I still have my first car, a 98 Stratus. I got it with very low mileage, and it’s still in rather good condition!

  400. ann says:

    i just watched the movies pulp fiction / the shawshank redemption for the first time today. love them both !

  401. BeckBeck says:

    I could never do bad-ass driving like that, but I like to pretend my Corolla S is hot. πŸ™‚

  402. Katie says:

    Hey there! So I stopped self tanning and had to get color matched at MAC for foundation. I was soo shocked when I found out I’m now NC15! Wooo I’m soo pale right now! πŸ˜›

    A lot of people are cruel to people who are fairer skinned but I love my new look! I’m glad my foundation matches me and I’m not orange like so many others (you’re gorgeous, Karen! Not you!!) I hope I win this contest so I can buy some new makeup that actually suits me.. I was NC35 for sooo long!! XOXO

  403. Lyn says:

    I want to wear sunglasses but I just can’t cuz I have a small nose. I’m an Asian so you prolly know what kind of Asian I look like. I wasn’t blessed like others that has tall nose. I envy those people, but that’s life, you can’t have anything you want. I should be contented with what God gave me. πŸ™‚

  404. Andrea says:

    I was 16 when I got my 21 I am already sick of dealing with traffic!

  405. shusheshe says:

    I went white water rafting this weekend and it was a blast!

  406. Inga says:

    I’ll be 24 tomorrow!!

  407. Ivy says:

    After two days of relaxation and fun with my boyfriend, I’m not looking forward to diving back into the usual mire of work awaiting me. Ugh. πŸ™

  408. Stephanie says:

    I saw Drive on Friday and was covering my eye half the the time (I’m a baby when it comes to violence). I loved Christina Hendricks’ character, btw. Can’t wait for Ides of March!

  409. Coral says:

    I was weary about watching Drive since I thought it might be cheesy, but now I really want to go see it!

  410. Christine says:

    I went to Sephora yesterday and got a heated eyelash curler. It works really well!

  411. Tina says:

    I looove all of your posts! πŸ˜€ I just did my nails with a cool design also, haha. <3

  412. Stephanie P. says:

    I didn’t get my license until I was 18, and I where shades for the most part solely when I’m driving.

  413. Nina says:

    I just got my license! I cannot drive without putting on lip balm first. The A/C really dries my lips.

  414. Kelly says:

    Can’t wait to see this film, too. Hubby even wants to go and it’s rare that we both want to see the same film!

  415. Lisa says:

    The film looks good:)

  416. sara says:

    Can’t survive without my much loved Prada shades. And am guilty of lipgloss application at stop lights:)

  417. Miss J says:

    I got my licence when i was 18. i was driving 13 year old car that was falling apart lol

  418. meem says:

    not looking forward to my two tests this week. πŸ™

  419. Lily says:

    Finally went grocery shopping

  420. nadya says:

    it’s raining, it’s pouring…..

  421. Clara says:

    beautiful Sunday.

  422. Lisa says:

    It feels like September finally is hitting my hood. Where did summer go?!?

  423. Caitie says:

    I’m 23 and I still don’t have my license. Public transit is pretty good here, so I just haven’t felt the need I guess.

    I’ll only put lip stuff on in the car, even as a passenger. All the horror stories and whatnot mean that I won’t go anywhere near my eyes in a moving vehicle, haha πŸ™‚

  424. Talya says:

    sunglasses are my favorite

  425. Heather says:

    I got my drivers license when I was 16! I love Ryan Gosling, need to add that to my Netflix queue.

  426. Tiffany says:

    I keep dropping my iphone and so now my kate spade case has tons of pieces chipped off.

    I’m all thumbs! =(

  427. Nikki says:

    The only makeup I put on while in my car is my chapstick but I usually can’t find it or do not have it on me so that usually does not happen.

  428. Barbara says:

    living in Hawaii makes it mandatory to be a huge sunglasses fan. Before moving here I used to only buy cheap ones from Ross or Marshals, but after coming here I had to switch to polarized ones because I was always around the water and started getting headaches all the time. Now I can’t live without my Maui Jims!

  429. Christine says:

    Ooooh, definitely a movie I want to see !

  430. Maddy says:

    OMG! Im so upset with ULTA. I placed an order with them and UPS says they delivered it; however they didn’t. It is lost. UPS told me to call ULTA cuz they’re not responsible! ULTA told me they’re not responsible either and to call my credit card company. ULTA has the worst customer service I have ever received. Be warned if you ever buy from them and your package is lost. No one will take responsibility. I WILL NEVER buy from them again! Ugh. I’m so angry. πŸ™

  431. Katie says:

    thanks for doing so many of these Karen<3!

  432. Toby says:

    I’m in bed with a massive headache today. πŸ™

  433. Amanda says:

    I was 16 when I got my license – my first car was a huge, brown Ford Fairmont. Not a great getaway car!

  434. Brenda says:

    I never did my makeup in the car… would have cause accidents!

  435. Brandi Andi says:

    I got married at the age of 18, and now my fifth year anniversary is in November. What can I say? We are pretty awesome like that.

  436. mn says:

    I would definitely have fun poking around my local Sephora with this gift card in hand.

  437. Christina says:

    I bought and paid off my first car by the time I was 19. It was brand new too. Good thing I didn’t start my make up collection until a year later or I’d still be paying it off now. lol!

  438. brittany says:

    i want that fragrance sampler so bad!

  439. vanessa says:

    i’ve been wanting to go see drive, but my hubs thinks it will be awful. i tell him, its jam packed of action! (and whisper, i have to stare at ryan gosling for 2 hours!) lol

  440. Rebecca says:

    For some reason I just can’t stand sunglasses on my face. Their like extra weight.

  441. Laura says:

    just what i needed on a gray rainy day!

  442. Amy L. says:

    My driving instructor said, “I wish I didn’t have to give this to you. You passed by one point.”

  443. Anne says:

    I’m so excited for 2 episodes of HIMYM tomorrow!

  444. cyra says:

    i love sunglasses πŸ™‚

  445. Dee says:

    Ryan Gosling is dreamy!

  446. Katherine says:

    A couple of months after I turned 16

  447. Cass says:

    I was 16 when I got my license. My first car was an Oldsmobile! I wanted something suited for a younger crowd, but I guess you cant be too upset when you find a car with a giant bow on it in the driveway on Christmas morning. πŸ™‚

  448. Jenn says:

    thanks for all the sephora giveaways!!

  449. Paula says:

    I was 16 when I got my driver’s license.

  450. elyse says:

    It’s fall. I’m not ready!

  451. Inday says:

    Some days I have trouble putting makeup on standing up in my bathroom, LOL! So, no makeup in the car.

  452. elyse says:

    It’s fall. I’m not ready! Some Sephora goodies might brighten up my day.

  453. Allegra says:

    I got my license 4 days after I turned 16 which was a big disappointment at the time lol

  454. Nicole says:

    I was 16 when I got my license!

  455. quimerula says:

    I am so glad I got NARS’ Amour blush!

  456. Catherine says:

    Got my license at 17!

  457. Monique Moore says:

    I love sunglasses, especially ones from Nordstrom’s bp section. (:

  458. Krista says:

    It was just my birthday and I got a clarsonic mia!

  459. Angie salcido says:

    Hola, I used to Put On makeup while driving when I was younger but not anymore. Now that I’m a mother and a wife I’m more careful.

  460. sherm says:

    I’ve been saving to start my own business so the only makeup I’ve bought recently was a much-needed new powder compact. But I’m close to openingÒ€”I’ve been waiting so long for this!

  461. Lisa says:

    if the DMV would let you take your license photo over for a small fee–they would be ba-zillionares!

  462. Mandy says:

    I had a wonderful birthday today! Last night just when I was preparing to go to bed, my husband came with bowls of my favourite Spumoni ice cream and red champagne. Today as soon as I got out of bed he gave me a huge rose, a perfect one 6Ò€ across from our garden, laced with jasmine. Later we went for lunch at the Montage, a five star hotel. Everyone knew my husband there, from the waiters to the manager to the chef! The chef prepared a special meal for us and came to our table himself. The manager Daniel came to our table several times to wish me. We started with a shrimp cocktail, followed by an organic tomato and goat cheese vinaigrette and then I had the veal schnitzel with egg and hubby had the kobe beef sandwich. The final round up was a chocolate cake with raspberries drizzled with coulis. We both had some Chardonnay. It was a beautiful day, the ocean looked lovely as it does every day from my house. My birthday gift was a pair of 15 carats diamond hoops. Loving life!

  463. My permit just expired and it’s too expensive to get another one. I’m 25 and I live in NY. I really don’t need it but I’d like to have it.

  464. Lisa says:

    I do put on lipgloss while driving, but I don’t even need a mirror to do that, ha ha. Years of habit without looking.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Sephora………..the mother ship!

  465. Robyn says:

    i would buy makeup for my senior homecoming with this! (:

  466. Cyn says:

    I love Ryan Gosling. He’s been in my town for the last month working on Place Beyond the Pines, but I haven’t bothered hunting him down. πŸ˜‰

  467. Val says:

    Have you seen the “Hey Girl” Tumblr site dedicated to Ryan Gosling? SO SO FUNNY!!!

  468. Madelynn says:

    I’m so exhausted from a photoshoot yesterday!

  469. Julia says:

    I’m 22 and I would use the gift card to try a liquid foundation for the first time and a coral lip gloss for fall!

  470. lauretta says:

    In my third week of law school…need something to cheer me up!

  471. MODowd says:

    My first car and I are still together. Her name is Sascha and she’s a beautiful 2007 Ford Mustang with racing stripes. I’m thinking about having her painted pink to match one of my favorite bright pink lipsticks…

  472. Esther says:

    Drive looks like a good movie!

  473. Kaitlin says:

    I had a blue 1997 Volvo that everyone called “The Tank!” It was a lot of fun.

  474. Shelly says:

    I love wearing sunglasses!
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  475. phil says:

    still a little hurt that my lil brother totalled my first car.

  476. Mary Hernandez says:

    i wish this was a 3 day weekend!! I need another day of sleep

  477. Adrienne says:

    This is the perfect giveaway for me – I’m a long-time beauty junkie at an engineering university in a small town, where the amount of women:men is so small that the only place to get makeup is at Wal-Mart. When Sephora lowered their free shipping from $75 to $50 I literally whooped out loud!

  478. Jill says:

    the only make up i will apply while driving is lipgloss…or powder…or… yeah, thats it πŸ™‚

  479. styleezta says:

    my first car was a nissan altima!! great CAR!!
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  480. Mindy M. says:

    I got my license at 17 and I lurve sunglasses!

  481. Jody says:

    Starting a new job on Wednesday!

  482. I love wearing sunglasses…… but that wasn’t always the case

  483. Ines says:

    i dont have my drivers license, i practised once and im terrified (not automatic, with stick) but i can totally see myself with some hot sun glasses cruisin’ downtown hahaha

  484. Maja says:

    I really need to paint my nails! They’re chipping right now and I HATE that!

  485. Brit says:

    Looking forward to some of the new fall shows that start this week!

  486. Gala says:

    Ryan gosling got nothing on my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  487. Christine says:

    My first car was a 1980 beige Toyota Celica 2-door hatchback… which I ended up having to push when it stalled the first day I drove it to school!

  488. Kelsey says:

    First car – my dad’s chevy s-10 pick up. Stick shift.

  489. julie says:

    i love ryan gosling!

  490. Mina says:

    Make my day πŸ˜€

  491. Jay says:

    I was 16 when I got my first car and loved my Nissan Sentra.

  492. Jen says:

    I’ve never had a driver’s license 😑

  493. Katie S. says:

    I have a few cheap pairs of sunglasses, but they aren’t all the comfortable. I’d love to find a great fitting affordable pair…but then I can’t trust myself not to lose them!! πŸ˜‰

  494. TL says:

    I had a lovely weekend

  495. Hillary says:

    I want to see Drive soooo bad!

  496. Melessa says:

    i like wearing sunglasses, i think theyre sexy. and they actually serve a purpose other than style.

  497. Mylie says:

    I just recently acquired my first car! πŸ™‚

  498. artemis says:

    that movie looks so cool and i like violent movies πŸ˜€ I don’t care about shallow stuff like his abs :)) he looks cute here tho but OH NO, CH! I’m sick of her boobs everywhere :))

  499. Alice says:

    I put make-up on while I’m driving practically every morning! I have become a pro! πŸ˜€ Apart from a few minor incidents like spilling mascara on a white shirt… LOL!

  500. Kelsey says:

    How old were you when you got your driverÒ€ℒs license?
    I was 18. It was the summer between high school and college.
    Tell me about your first car.
    I still own it! I got it second-hand from my dad when I was 20. It’s the only car that I’ve ever owned. Had it for 9 years. It’s kind of falling apart now, but I can’t afford to get a new one (even used).
    Do you like wearing sunglasses?
    I see them as more of a necessity. I’ll wear them if it’s really sunny outside. I’ll also wear them if I’m on the computer for a while and the screen brightness starts making my eyes ache (my husband thinks this is ridiculous).
    Do you ever put on makeup while youÒ€ℒre driving?
    Good lord, no. I don’t want to die or kill someone else!

  501. JennyV says:

    I only put on lipstick while driving…everything eles would result in an accident for clumsy me

  502. Maggie says:

    i love wearing oversize sunglasses, however, ray bans dont look good on me…neither do yoko glasses ;=lmao

  503. Swati says:

    I am going for a Mac haul very soon…gonna read up on all your Mac posts to decide what to get based on your swatches!

  504. Tania says:

    I love the new MAC Posh Paradise paint pots! Half-wild and Imaginary are very pretty!

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