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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Lovi.! Congratulations, Lovi! 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
“Marbled sides and pantaloons.” That’s what I call my tabby when we teleconference over the Skype Kitty Cam.

Rise and shine, morning glory! πŸ™‚ It’s a beautiful day here in Blogville. The data packets aren’t colliding, my cameras are charging, and I just finished painting my nails.


I’m really looking forward to The Beauty Social this weekend. I haven’t seen much of Santa Monica yet, just the little bit I saw out the window on the 15-minute drive to the hotel from LAX last night, but it was dark, and I was very sleepy at the time…

The panel I’m participating in, How to Turn Beauty Blogging Into a Career, isn’t until tomorrow, so between now and then I plan to just look around, check out the waterfront, drink lots of tea, attend some of the other sessions (and take good notes to share, of course), track down a Pinkberry, and just have fun.

Here are some of the sessions I’d really like to attend…

  • Expert Trendspotting Secrets Revealed: How do you spot a trend? Beauty and fashion editors discuss how they became expert tastemakers and share their picks for the top trends in 2012.
  • So You Want To Be a Guru? Your favorite gurus give their secrets on how to succeed in the cutthroat world of online tutorials.
  • All In The Family: Annie and Maggie Ford Danielson of Benefit Cosmetics share whatÒ€ℒs in store for the next generation of this beloved brand.
  • Brown Girl Beauty Uncensored: Hair, makeup, and skin care tips for Beauties of all colors.

The event starts soon, so I’d better start getting ready. I hope you have a nice weekend lined up. Swing by the blog to say hi every so often when you can. I’ll be checking in often and posting updates, per usual.

Now, since I have your attention… πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

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  • 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, have you ever been to Los Angeles? Are you doing any beauty maintenance today (painting your nails, plucking your brows, shaving your toes…)? What nail polish are you wearing? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 23, 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,


P.S. Oh, and don’t jet before you enter The 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway. If you haven’t yet, it’s something you don’t want to miss. It’s easy, it matters, and that huge pile of products from MAC, Clinique, Make Up For Ever, Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown (click here for the full details) needs a good home.

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Lovi.! Congratulations, Lovi! 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. Erin says:

    I’m wearing Illamasqua Muse! They have the best polishes :).
    Erin recently posted … Lack of creativity at its finest.

  2. lindsay rose says:

    I am wearing Catrice’s Caught on the Red Carpet! It’s a german brand of nailpolish that i can find on the cheap in Italy, and it’s amazing! Perfect for fall… and it’d look great on Tabs. πŸ˜‰

  3. Chelsie says:

    The fact that you Skype your cat makes me unbelievably happy. Crazy cat ladies FTW!

  4. Amy D. says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze’s Swing Baby on my nails!

  5. Lindsey says:

    My new favorite nail polish is OPI’s Leotard Optional, and I’ve found a wonderful dupe in Sally Hansen’s Chocolatte. For fall, I live in it.

  6. Elin says:

    I’m wearing some deep metallic burgundy by Essie. The name escapes me.

  7. Kylie M. says:

    I hope you do a blog post about how the Beauty Social went! Sounds like it will be a lot of fun:)

  8. Nika says:

    Hi Karen. πŸ™‚ No beauty maintenance for me today but I do need to get a haircut real soon. Have a great day today!

  9. Torrie says:

    Essie for fall

  10. Donna says:

    today is the day that I paint my nails following the mummy tutorial by MissChievous on youtube πŸ™‚ I’ve been wanting to do that and today I have the time.

  11. Cindy G says:

    Usually my maintenance days are on Sundays, so tomorrow I’m going to do a mini pedi and do my eyebrows. Currently I am wearing Aruba Blue by Essie.
    LOL I thought I was the only one who had to take care of toe hair!

  12. Pudgebutters says:

    I want to try the new Muppets OPI collection.

  13. Grace Vick says:

    I’m wearing Sonia Kashuk’s navy blue on my toes! I’ve bought several of her nail polishes because of your reviews πŸ™‚

  14. Christy says:

    I just bought some cranberry and walnut muffins from Whole Foods that are to die! πŸ™‚
    Christy recently posted … Sephora Friends & Family Sale Today through 11/2 – 20% off!

  15. Tracy Hathaway says:

    The plan is to TRY and paint my nails today. Might not happen with a 17 month old monster destroying the house.

  16. Sabrinna says:

    Tabs looked so cute in the picture! and i wish i was there, never been to LA (but hopefully will be, soon! ) and no beauty maintenance for today…ive just been trying to get my hair long though im super tempted to cut it, which doesnt make sense! lol. hope you have lots of fun at the beauty social karen!

  17. Zeadelle says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’d like to share a homebade beauty routine, altough you might be familiar with this – egg white mask.
    At first it felt crazy spreading a clear goop on your face, but trust me, it feels great after washing it.
    First, separate the yolk from the egg white, stir it a bit and use your fingers (altough it might get a bit messy) or a brush or a cotton pad, which I prefer, to spread on your face.
    You might wait 30 minutes or until the egg white hardens on yout face.I suggest that whenever your cooking eggs, leave a few egg white and apply it before doing chores.
    I leave it overnight, and wash it with warm water on the morning. I know your a busy gal, so you could wash it off when it hardens, meanwhile you could just relax, watch tv, or write your reviews.
    Thanks for reading!

  18. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Last time I was in LA was about 15 yrs ago! Was able to catch a sitcom taping, visit Hollywood Blvd, Grauman’s Chinese theater, Rodeo Dr., Pasadena (Rose Bowl), Santa Monica pier, and made a day trip to Santa Barbara. Loved it – can’t wait to go back…

  19. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Also following on twitter & retweeted (@kimpcole):!/kimpcole/status/127780602157072384

  20. irishkicks says:

    I love october because i can do my fun halloween nail polish

  21. Sandra says:

    I’m wearing Opi Stranger Tides one of my favorite nail polish.

  22. Lisa says:

    Today definitely needs to be a beauty maintenance day! My poor toes have been neglected since the temperatures have fallen and my cheeks need a moisture mask, stat! We’ll not even get into my upper lip. Dark hairs? D’oh!

  23. Esther says:

    I love Essie polish!!

  24. lorraine says:

    october please end soon!!

  25. ashley says:

    i want to go to the beauty social so bad! sadly, i’m stuck smack dab in the middle of cornfields. hope you have a blast!

  26. Jessi says:

    I wish I could could go see you talk this Weekend! I hope you have a good time. πŸ™‚
    Jessi recently posted … Evil Shades Cosmetics Swatches and Review

  27. Sharon says:

    I’m enjoying a nice blue on toes this week: Le Metier de Beaute’s Midnight Rendezvous.

  28. Katie says:

    getting a haircut today! I am so psyched! I love the feeling of hair after its been freshly cut.

  29. Mary says:

    I’m wearing Sonia Kashuk Mauvin’ On Up. I bought that and a couple others after reading your review.

  30. Cecille says:

    Thank you Lord for a beautiful weekend & my family!!

  31. Alison says:

    As far as beauty maintenance, I’ve been using Orly’s Nailtrition this week to try to get my nails to stop peeling! I hope it works!

  32. Robyn says:

    Im wearing my recent obsession – Mac nail lacquer in oyster shell!!

  33. Jill says:

    i am off to the gym soon…for the second time today! oy! hope you enjoy the conference!

  34. Denise says:

    I just did my nails. I glitter bombed them. Looks nice, but removal would bite me in the butt. Oh well! πŸ™‚

  35. Elena says:

    IÒ€ℒm wearing China Glaze Peace on Earth

  36. Millie says:

    Hi, Karen! Yup I have been to and lived in LA. And it was the first time I saw a Sephora and it’s as if I died and gone to heaven! πŸ™‚

  37. Jules L says:

    I have never been to California but its on my list!!
    I plan on painting my toenails tonight, i’m thinking a deep plum or maybe a burgundy/black color, its up in the air πŸ˜› thanks for the great giveaway, i ADORE Sephora!

  38. Nati M says:

    removing Channel Paradoxical and may put on a brighter color today

  39. Jaa Maurer says:

    I definitely gotta paint my nails today but don’t know what color ?!?! =)

  40. meem says:

    still looking for that hg drugstore foundation. just bought a couple yesterday. hopefully i have some luck with them!

  41. Joyce says:

    I order some makeup from Sephora’s 20% off sale and the package will arrive on Monday. I’m super excited. =)
    Joyce recently posted … MakeupByJoyce’s Giveaway (Prize Includes 15 Items)

  42. hazakaza says:

    I’ve never been to LA! I’ll probably end up going someday, a lot of my friends live there now, but not just yet. Have fun at the conference!

  43. Caroline says:

    Need to do my nails today. They are looking boring.

  44. Lilly says:

    How can ‘brown’ be all colors?

  45. Meredith says:

    I’m about to take the polish off my nails so I can swatch when I go to ULTA later πŸ˜‰

  46. JoJo says:

    Have fun at the Beauty Social wish I would be there. I am about to shape my brows (needs a groom) πŸ™‚

  47. Christina says:

    I’m thinking of simmering up a mug of Buttered Apple Cider Rum…

  48. aubrie soetaert says:

    I’ve got Yummy Mummy on right now

  49. Amber says:

    My cat is sitting on my lap reading your blog with me πŸ™‚

  50. Mary Lou says:

    What happen to the Make Up For Ever Smoky Palette. It was never for on the Sephora website just said coming soon. Now its not even there????

  51. DalaLuz says:

    Never been to LA, I always get stuck on the east coast πŸ˜€ And my nails are bare, they are getting a TLC break with no colored polish but lots of care, because they spend a month cleaning loads of filth with aggressive detergents. Even though I wore gloves most of the time, my poor nails are still crumbling. Poor little things. And poor me, because I want to play with mail polish!

  52. Kaianne says:

    I have been to LA once, and my family is planning on going again for Christmas! I’m really excited, I don’t feel like we got enough out of it when we went last. It’s so much of a nicer city than I think I initially gave it credit for!

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!!

  53. Katelynn says:

    Getting a pedi πŸ™‚

  54. I was just in LA in March for new job training. Love it!

  55. Christine says:

    A huge part of my family lives in LA, so I’ve been there so many times :D. Love to visit, but not sure I’d ever want to live there…

  56. Dominique D says:

    I will be painting my nails today. They’ve been crying for a while now.

  57. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    i have a hot date tonite with my bf!! i will be painting my nails a seafoam green color yay!

  58. Hillary says:

    On my fingers – Essie’s Ladylike. On my toes – Deborah Lippmann Billionaire.

  59. Step says:

    Probably trying out Zoya’s Sloan today.

  60. Sads says:

    I’m wearing purple polish today…but I am excited to try a fun Halloween manicure soon!

  61. Christy O says:

    I am really sad. I sampled the Nails, inc magnetic polish in store yesterday. I couldn’t make the swirly patterns. I will never figure out the polish world.

  62. Stephanie says:

    I was just in Santa Monica the other day for a doctors appointment. I live in the South Bay, but I hadn’t been to Santa Monica in two years. The promenade didn’t look any different. :p

  63. Brooke says:

    I have never been to LA! The only place I have been in CA is San Diego and loooooooooooooooooooooved it!

  64. Megan says:

    I’m wearing a discount polish I picked up at CVS – perfect 10 or something like that…it’s actually really awesome quality…good staying power.

  65. Jillan says:

    Can definitely use a sephora gift card lol and I’m wearing a nude pink nail polish *____*

  66. Katie says:

    Hey Tabs (and Karen!) πŸ˜€

    I totally need to paint my nails. I did a rush job on them a couple days ago for my job interview and now they are looking straight up messy. I would love to win this giftcard so I can stock up on some beauty essentials for work.. it’s been 2 years since I’ve had a job! I’m so excited πŸ˜€ Thanks for always having great posts and giveaways. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  67. Summerelli says:

    Today is my deep conditioning hair, facial, tweezing, grooming day!

  68. Denise says:

    I’m wearing a really pretty medium blue polish by Essie. But at some point in time, the sticker fell off the bottle so I have no clue of the color name.

  69. aclearcutsign says:

    I live in LA. Hope you’re enjoying today’s beautiful weather!

  70. amanda says:

    i’m definitely painting my nails today! i think it’s going to be Zoya Yara!!

  71. anna says:

    My current obsession is NYX cream blushes… I am resisting the urge to purchase every single color…. the urge is winning.

  72. Anjali says:

    I’m headed to the beach!! πŸ™‚

  73. Becky Lin says:

    I want to paint my nails Royal Navy – Butter London!

  74. Shana says:

    I haven’t been to LA in over a decade, but I wish I was there today *gazes sadly out the window at cold gray sky*

  75. nicole says:

    I need to paint my nails and tweeze, but I’m not sure if I’ll have time today. I have been through LA (Santa Barbara via San Diego). California is beautiful.

  76. Gina says:

    I’m currently wearing OPI French Quarter for Your Thoughts–it’s a fantastic grey!!! LOVING the Touring America collection!!

  77. Diana says:

    LA is fun to visit every once in a while, but I donÒ€ℒt think I could live there. San Diego is pretty perfect, I think. So, I read that purple nail polish is on trend for Fall… I like that idea. A purply-plum would be pretty.

  78. Mindy M. says:

    Vacationing in destin this weekend!!

  79. Chelsea says:

    I’ve never been to LA! I’d love to visit! No nail polish for me, but I just trimmed and filed my nails last night – they got way too long! I just cleaned my bathroom… fun.

  80. Caitie says:

    I think the most beauty maintenance I’ll be doing today is a shower…just one of those lazy Saturdays around here πŸ˜€

  81. Hboo says:

    I’m going to be attempting to curl my hair with a straightener today πŸ™‚
    Hboo recently posted … MAC Glitter & Ice

  82. Bruna Louise Azevedo says:

    never been to la… =/

  83. Sammi says:

    I’d love to go to Beauty Social, but I’m all the way near Philadelphia and it is just too expensive to pay for tickets, along with hotel and flight. :/ I wish there were more events near Philadelphia in general..
    Sammi recently posted … Changes at Utopista!

  84. Stephanie Y says:

    I’m going to paint my nails my new fav (yeah I know it’s been out awhile, but I’m tardy to the party) OPI You Don’t Know Jacques.

  85. Lauren Sutherland says:

    I just painted my nails in Milani’s One Coat Glitter in Gold Glitz! so beautiful.

  86. christine says:

    i painted my nails black the other day and also topped it off with two layers of sparkles. it’s a great look for someone who normally loves really girly nail polish colors!

  87. Jessica Leigh says:

    I am definitely planning on painting my nails today! They look heinous!

  88. Alison says:

    Hi! I love LA! I hope you have fun. I was at pinkberry recently, and their seasonal flavor is Peanut Butter. Have you tried it? I had a sample, but I’m a plain pinkberry loyalist. I’m wearing OPI russian navy on my fingers and toes.

  89. Christina says:

    Woooooooow the Beauty Social sounds awesome! I hope to hear a bunch of tips from the Brown Beauty Uncensored :3

  90. mn says:

    Just swatched Revlon’s Carbonite but most likely will be painting my nails with lots of glitter cause I just can’t get enough.

  91. LaToya says:

    I love Sephora!

  92. Allegra says:

    I’ve never been to LA before but I’m dying to go for spring break this year!!! On my nails now is OPI Spark de Triomphe!

  93. AK says:

    Never been to LA before, but would like to visit one day.

    Doing my nails today! Probably gonna go for a pretty brown color. YAY for giveaways! Thanks so much and have fun in Santa Monica! Can’t wait for those posts. xo!

  94. Stephanie Fabian says:

    I’m wearing a Christmas red on my nails

  95. Wendy says:

    I’m going with my son to our church fair. It should be fun and full of yummy food =)
    Wendy recently posted … Review: Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliners

  96. Nikki says:

    I wish i could go to the Beauty Social! I’ve never been to California but have always wanted to go. Love your blog!


  97. Heather says:

    I went to Best Buy yesterday and discovered that they sell cosmetics now – so I got some Revlon ColorStay foundation (which looked absolutely perfect on my skin – love it) and a Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor in Perennial Plum (which was not, in fact, a plum color, but turned out to be a lovely fuscia-ish color – pretty – just not what I expected). I love both, and they both stayed put until I took them off late last night.

  98. Andrea oliva says:

    Im so excited to go shopping at target next month when Gwen’s Harajuku Minis comes out; im so excited to see all the amazing pieces shes gonna have, her style is so great so you know its gonna be awsome.

  99. Katrina says:

    I do have some grooming to do today – my eyebrows and nails are terrible, but after I get my housework done first!

  100. Ceci says:

    I’m so excited for the release of “Mylo Xyloto” from Coldplay!

  101. Katrina says:

    I forgot to look at the name of the color I’m wearing on my nails but its purple and it sparkles like WHOA.

  102. MizJawnson says:

    I’ve been without my acrylic nails for about a month. While my nails are healthier, they are still breaking and my polish chips like crazy! It’s almost enough to make me go back to acrylics.

  103. Carrie B says:

    I have two cats, and one of them is ALWAYS standing in front of my computer monitor even though I’ve cleared out a big space for them to lie down and sprawl out.

  104. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks as always for the giveaway!! Have fun at The Beauty Social this weekend!!

  105. Holman says:

    Right now I’m wearing RBL Grunge and feeling mildly subversive.

  106. Jennifer A. says:

    I can’t believe this weekend is already half over! Too soon!

  107. onegreatsmile says:

    I lived in LA for almost 20 years. I miss the weather but that’s about all!! Have fun at the event. PS I think you’re well on your way to makingthis blog your career πŸ™‚

  108. Marian says:

    I’ve been out and about today and I’m so excited! I got a fantastic pair of beautiful, black leather riding boots for $45 because a tiny stud was missing. I immediately took them to my cobbler, who fixed them in minutes for $6!!!!! They’re gorgeous!

  109. maxi says:

    Its getting colder in Florida .yeeeeekh Global warming is noooooo joke seriously πŸ™‚
    I need to rush to sephora tu get few skin care products for winter ,my skin is so not used to colder weather πŸ™

  110. Kelsey says:

    Have you ever been to Los Angeles?
    Nope! I’ve never been any further west than Arizona (I live in NY state).
    Are you doing any beauty maintenance today (painting your nails, plucking your brows, shaving your toesÒ€¦)?
    Maybe plucking my eyebrows… Today is a lazy day. πŸ™‚
    What nail polish are you wearing?
    OPI He’s My Coral-Friend, which is a stupid name but one of my favorite bright polishes to wear on my toes when the sky outside is dull & dreary and I am feeling a bit depressed.

  111. Madelynn says:

    I would use this to get the new 6-powder palette from NARS!

  112. Anastasia says:

    I’m wearing a bright nail polish πŸ™‚

  113. Melody says:

    Thank god it’s the weekend! It’s typical soggy Vancouver weather but John Mayer makes everything better. πŸ˜€

  114. Stephanie says:

    I ran a 5K today and shaved 45 seconds off my fastest time. Woot! πŸ™‚

  115. MMM says:

    I have a wish list that needs to be wished true!

  116. Miso says:

    I seriously need a manicure and pedicure,and waxing

  117. tina says:

    wish we had sephora in the UK! πŸ™

  118. Alanna says:

    Wearing Essie’s “Wrapped in Rubies” on my nails!

  119. Denniesha says:

    I’m wearing OPI Merry Midnight right now!! LOVE IT!!!

  120. Michele says:

    Im wearing China Glaze Ingrid and my ring finger is Pink Polka dots and a Pink Bow! Save the TaTa’s it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ladies!

  121. Carolyn says:

    I’ve actually never been to LA but am planning a trip for next Thanksgiving to Disney with a short hop to LA thrown in for good measure.

  122. Tukta says:

    Pray for Thailand.
    We will get through this hard time (flooding) together,

  123. sienna says:

    i need to paint my nails! crossing fingers for the gc- i’d use it to try the opi for sephora!

  124. loofah says:

    Never been to LA!

  125. Kari says:

    Gotta be honest about my beauty routine today…it’s unfortunately not about me but about beautifying my house. After dog sitting two dogs in additon to my two, my house is a filthy mess! So, I’m sacrificing my beauty routine today for make my house sparkling clean. My dogs can’t say anything about how scary I look anyway…I’m practicing for Halloween night!!!

  126. Amy says:

    drinking a beer and working on laptop today. Have fun in L.A.!

  127. Jasmine says:

    I’ve never been to California before. I hope to go to Disney one day!!!!! πŸ™‚
    No beauty matenience today. Too sick to do anything.

  128. Marivel says:

    I would love to go to the Beauty Social! Or day. Im about an hour & a half from LA but I just haven’t been able to go. Have a great tine!

  129. Lisa S. says:

    Oooo have fun today, Karen!
    And No I’ve never been to Los Angeles but I was born in San Diego (my dad was in the navy and I was born at the navel hospital there)
    No polish on my fingers, but I have OPI’s “You Lucerntainly Look Marvelous” on ma tosies!

  130. Noga says:

    Going back to Uni in a week… man, summer vacation was way too short. Should’ve cleaned my makeup brushes, but I haven’t been wearing a lot of makeup lately, so I skipped that.

  131. nelle says:

    I went to los angeles with some friends in 06 and we had a great time! And I am currently wearing Avon’s Golden Twilight and my nails. Loves it

  132. Dana says:

    I’m painting my nails today! Not sure what color though…

  133. Adia says:

    I plucked the brows , so painful but necessary X)
    Adia recently posted … Pink purple makeup (sweet simple princess look for Halloween)

  134. Chris J says:

    got me a lesportsac Kevyn ^___^ shiny and new! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

  135. Have been to L.A. twice – absolutely adored it! Except for the heat, of course πŸ˜›
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … 22/10/11 Link Love

  136. Trish says:

    I remember getting stuck at the airport in LA! Luckily my boyfriend had a friend nearby to rescue us. And I’m treating myself to a lovely blackhead nose strip today!

  137. Lucy says:

    I need to remove my polish and apply a new shade. Something for the Fall or for Halloween. Haven’t decided which. Thanks for the giveaway.

  138. Nicole Hunn says:

    I’m wearing Nails Inc magnetic polish—and loving it!!

  139. Mandy says:

    I love my wonderful life!

  140. I would love to visit L.A, but no $$$
    Daiane Negretti recently posted … Sobre o Rock In Rio… e Sorteios!

  141. Catherine says:

    I love LA! While you’re there in Santa Monica, check out the crepe restaurant. The place is positively festooned with Nutella bottles. So much awesome.

  142. Makeupandbeautyjunkie says:

    I’m going to take a look at butter nail polish today.

  143. grace says:

    wahhhooo if i win this my poor college girl dream of owning the new 6 blush nars palette will come true πŸ™‚ thank you!

  144. adi says:

    been to los angeles once and want to go again!

  145. laurenica says:

    I’m wearing OPI Lincoln Park After Dark!

  146. Mariee says:

    I’m wearing Revlon Starry Pink.

  147. martan says:

    have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  148. LoveVex says:

    I desperately need to get my brows threaded, but instead I did a rush pluck job and went go cart racing with a bunch of friends! I’m currerntly brushing bits of burnt rubber off my décolletage. My friends are scary fast!

  149. Carrie B says:

    I think I will take a nice hot bath today. I might even get crazy and turn on the jets, but sometimes they annoy me rather than soothe me. And I really need to pluck my brows!

  150. Alexis says:

    I’ve been cleaning the house today… not fun :-/

  151. Jane says:

    nothing on my nails..yet..but soon will have some zoya on πŸ˜‰

  152. Kaoyee says:

    Have fun at Beauty Social! I wish I was there!

  153. Jenny says:

    My nails are so haggard right now. When I get stressed, I tend to destroy my perfect manicure that I spent an hour doing. *sigh* Grad school for ya.

  154. Anka says:

    I love driving down to LA! I visit my sister there from the Bay Area about once a year, and I’d love to get this for her πŸ™‚

  155. JenJ says:

    played with two covergirl shadows that i bought yesterday (tapestry taupe and brown smolder). i soooooo need to get my eyebrows done. it’s not even funny. tried to tame them on my own and uhhh yeaaaaa. no haps. probably will tackle the nails tomorrow. been doing variations of pink for breast cancer awareness month.

  156. Heidi says:

    Just about to apply NYC’s Glitzy Grape Glitter polish on my nails.

  157. Celina says:

    I’m about to do my nails today! Contemplating purpley greige or bright fuchsia

  158. Regina says:

    I am also a crazy cat lady!

  159. steph b says:

    I spent less than 1 day in LA for a business meeting.

  160. Amy Chamberlain says:

    I have never been to LA, I would be in heaven at this event.

  161. Kylee says:

    ive been to LA a ton! my family goes to disneyland all the time!

  162. Tasha says:

    Isn’t LA the best? I love it.

  163. I’ve been to L.A. only once around 5-7 years ago. It was amazing for shopping, and everything was on sale. Haha! That’s always great, right? πŸ˜‰
    Swatch And Learn recently posted … China Glaze CG in the City Swatches & Review

  164. Tiffanie says:

    I went to LA last Christmas with my sister. It was during that terrible rain storm. We were quite miserable but still managed to have fun!

  165. Ashley says:

    not really sure how to retweet, so i posted it a couple of different ways. plz don’t be annoyed! going to have a nap after posting this!!

  166. Coral says:

    Pixie, my puppy, is loving the fact that she can run around the house squeaking her squeaky toy.

  167. Katrina says:

    In the spirit of fall weather, I’m making thai pumpkin soup, roasted root vegetables and apple crisp for dinner!

  168. Carrie Ann says:

    Yes, I have been to L.A. and I’m currently wearing Essie Geranium on my nails. πŸ™‚

  169. Bernice says:

    I haven’t been to LA πŸ™

  170. Aimey says:

    omgsh your tab looks soo adorable with the matching ribbon! my school has currently been crazy with breast cancer awareness events and programs. it’s wonderful!

  171. Lovi says:

    I just did my nails today, i’m wearing essie in eternal optimist, the perfect nude pink color!

  172. Vanessa says:

    Time to do my nails today. I think I’ll go with an orange cream πŸ™‚

  173. Shannon says:

    It’s my birthday tomorrow, so the hubs is watching the little one so i can go and do a little shopping. Teavana, Sephora and Target.. Want to check out the Nars holiday line, and maybe buy Galion nail polish – tho $17.00 is a little steep. Have fun this weekend!!

  174. yuri says:

    I’ve been to LA but i did not like it.. the only thing i liked is that they have DisneyLand

  175. chibicheeks says:

    I’ve been to LA a few times. Fun to visit, but waaaay too big of a city for me!

  176. Cornelia says:

    Aw, I’ve never been to LA. I’ve never even been on that coast. I’m an east coast gal. πŸ˜›

  177. singrsling says:

    I used t live in Santa Monica a long time ago, and I can tell you that Main Street is very hip and a cool place to just take a stroll, check out the cute little shops, and have something to eat at one of the cool eating spots. I dont’ think it’s far from your hotel.
    You’ll love it!

  178. Chris25 says:

    I had a kick ass photo shoot today. One of the models even tipped me!

  179. Jessica says:

    I’ve never been to L.A.. but i would like to. && im wearing essie’s carry on on my nails πŸ™‚

  180. cyra says:

    I have a pretty sparkly orange ombre nail color goin on πŸ™‚

  181. Erica says:

    I plan on painting my nails today, haven’t decided what color I’m in the mood for. πŸ™‚

  182. Amy says:

    I’ve never been to LA but I would love to go someday. The closest I’ve been is San Francisco.

  183. I’m considering moving my vanity/makeup storage setup downstairs, but wouldn’t that be awkward? I mean…what if we have company over and they’re all like “why the f is there a vanity and this huge tower thing in your dining room?” I don’t know, but I’m bored with it now and the lighting in my bedroom sucks. Any ideas?

  184. Myr says:

    I’m indulging in a pedicure today. πŸ™‚ Tweeted too.

  185. Megan says:

    I am currently obsessed with the OPI Muppets collection!!! Love

  186. Joy says:

    I’m in LA right now, since I live here. I’m taking a makeup break today (other than tinted moisturizer.)

  187. Lisa says:

    My favorite football team is playing the #1 team. This could be bad. πŸ™ A Sephora gc sure would cheer me up, lol.

  188. BooBooNinja says:

    At a coffee shop…with my stuff (including) computer all set up. Need to go to the bathroom. DOn’t want to leave valuables. This is a conundrum.

  189. Roya says:

    my nails are bare and desperately in need of a fun new color!

  190. Amanda C says:

    hey karen, i really love your blog! esp since we’re the same skin color nc40/42!

  191. Kate & Zena says:

    I’m wearing butter LONDON HRH with Nfu oh 541 (or some number like that, it’s a purple one) over it. It’s super cool!

  192. Connie says:

    I’m on my way to work. It’s currently 5:35 AM.

  193. Meghan says:

    I’m obsessed with Essie “lilacism” but I wore it last week so I’m forcing myself to change up my nail color this week.

  194. Jessica says:

    Have a great weekend Karen, sounds like lots of fun! I’m planning on getting my eyebrows waxed today then coming home to paint my nails and catch up on some TV πŸ™‚

  195. Jaymie says:

    I’m gonna try to give myself a Halloween manicure. I don’t know I’m exactly gonna do though…glow in the dark? Bloody? Skulls??

  196. Tiffany says:

    I keep forgetting that the best thing for beauty is SLEEP! I’m definitely not getting enough of that.

  197. Mary O. says:

    I’m currently wearing a beautiful teal Sinful Colors polish with Orly’s Halley’s Comet on my ring fingers….not very festive for the fall season, I know, but I’m hanging onto every last drop of summer!

  198. Sandy says:

    I am wearing a Rimmel nail polish in Gold Silk, a pretty neutral. I have gotten into nail polish lately as a pick me up……but prefer neutrals for my hands and dark for my toes. Hope you have fun at The Beauty Social!

  199. Tara says:

    OOH! Santa Monica! Have fun!! You aren’t too far from Marina del Rey…if you like shrimp and have some time to spare, check out Killer Shrimp for some,well…killer shrimp!!

    Stuck at work on a gorgeous day…at least I can still shop online!! πŸ˜€

  200. Liz says:

    never been to LA, although I’d love to go at some point! I just painted my nails in Revlon Moss – I love the color and wish it came in a bigger bottle.

  201. Jessica says:

    I’m wearing L’Oréal’s polish in “Owl’s Night” it is absolutely my favorite autumn shade!

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica

  202. pr says:

    I am painting my toes in chocolate brown!

  203. Maria says:

    Yes! I’ve been to LA and I have to say I loved it! There’s just so much to do and see. It’s kind of like NY, without all the rush. Loved it!

  204. Kristina says:

    Never been to LA πŸ™‚ shaved my legs today + deep conditioned my hair πŸ™‚

  205. Gans says:

    What if I don’t have any beauty to be maintained? Maybe makeups with a 50$ giftcard would help…. *cries and cries*

  206. thepaigest says:

    Hey Karen! I’m wearing Milani Bare to Wear I saw it on your blog <3

  207. MODowd says:

    Wearing Insta-Dri nail color in wined up. Love it!

  208. Monika says:

    Just painted my nails with China Glaze Its Alive!
    Absolutely amazing!

  209. Mina says:

    I just got seche vite! so excited to try it out.

  210. donna says:

    Being Lazy today, but doing gel nails w my beloved shellac goods…and touching up roots. Adding mote blonde and a teal streak. Xoxo

  211. AmyE says:

    I’m wearing Le Metier de Beaute Anatolia nailpolish … perfect for fall!

  212. PS says:

    Happy Saturday. No maintenance this weekend, except for much needed rest.

  213. Dee says:

    Work on a Saturday night… ugh. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

  214. Debbie says:

    Just got back from the dentist – I’m so sore! :

  215. C.M. says:

    I went to L.A. long ago, at least I think I went there. I went through a TON of places in California, from out in the mountains where there were very few people and tons of nature to Hollywood where there was nothing but cars and concrete, to those places with pretty beach and surf and big pretty houses high up on mountains! It is really cool how unique each part of California is.

  216. colleen b says:

    I’ve been to LA/San Diego once about 5 years ago.

  217. Chamayne says:

    Is it wrong that I saw a cat food commerical and wondered if Tabs would like it…well maybe not wrong but definitely disturbing. *offtogetalife*

  218. Kaley says:

    Love my coffee maker…I don’t know what I would do without it!

  219. Lydia says:

    I have never been to Los Angeles.

  220. Lynn says:

    Been taking care of the parents all day. Speaking of family, isn’t it time for Sephora Friends and Family?

  221. Mollie says:

    I’m currently loving butter LONDON’s Teddy Girl and All Hail the Queen!

  222. Megan says:

    I just painted my nails – Essie – Smoking Hot. I also clipped my cat’s nails πŸ™‚

    I hope you find that pinkberry!

  223. besides winning the Sephora gift card, I wish I could attend the Beauty Social. Sounds like fun.
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  224. OK, I *wasn’t* going to paint my nails, but since you mentioned it I think that shall be part of today’s game plan.

  225. Rene Groyer says:

    Well this is a small step in the right direction to make me less unhealthy and more beautiful.I ordered fries with no salt and a grilled chicken foldover from Macdonalds.Yes we have them in South Africa too.
    So lets hope less bloat the morning after.Had to work late and had no time to make a healthy home cooked dinner.

  226. raina99 says:

    JUst painting my nails today πŸ™‚ Have fun at the Beauty Social. I wish I could go.

  227. asma says:

    I’m bare on my nails right now!

  228. Tori says:

    I have been to LA around 5-6 times πŸ™‚ almost always to go to disneyland!

  229. Gina G says:

    I am staying at home and drinking lots of fresh carrot/apple/ginger juice. Trying to get over a little cold before Halloween!

  230. LauraA says:

    LOL–love the nicknames and otherwise that pets get. πŸ™‚

    This weekend, not so much renovating and polishing the toenails and fingernails as I’d like, but working on the house. Might try to get my hands on the new Becca polishes soon, though.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen, and hope that everyone has a good weekend.

  231. Nicole O. says:

    Must decide whether or not to save my money for the Versace for H&M collection that’s dropping next month. I really wanna go thrifting today. πŸ™

  232. Maria says:

    I’m broke. I’d love to win this! Haha. πŸ˜›

  233. Stacey says:

    Love Sephora!

  234. Mylie says:

    I’m actually waiting for my Anna Sui nailpolish to dry! πŸ™‚

  235. Lee says:

    I am wearing Essie Clambake on my toes -so cheerful! πŸ™‚

  236. Trish says:

    I’m sitting home on a lazy, overcast Saturday watching Halloween movies on tv…..

  237. Elisa says:

    I’m wearing Cult Nails Enigmatic

  238. Emily says:

    I’m doing an at home mani/pedi today. Haven’t picked the colors yet.

  239. Quinctia says:

    I’m wearing Sally Hansen nail polish strips–the green/black halloweenie ones. I might paint my toenails later tonight…

  240. Naomi says:

    I am going to be visiting my friend at her university in November; I can’t wait!

  241. Melitina says:

    Today was Shampoo saturday, with pre-shampoo essential oils scalp treatment and massage and argan oil at the ends, then silicon-free double shampoo, then cocoa butter detangling and styling with natural wax. Tomorrow: next to nothing, heehee

  242. layla says:

    I’m wearing a dark aubergine colour (no name) I picked up from Marks & Spencer for just 1KD! Its such a beautiful colour.. perfect for your toe nails!

  243. Bridget says:

    Today, my polish of choice is “All Hail the Queen” from Butter London! It’s THE perfect fall color!

  244. dovey says:

    I just went grocery shopping— going to have mussels for dinner!

  245. kalcedon says:

    I plucked my brows and washed my hair today :).

  246. Maggie says:

    hi karen, i live in palo alto, which is really close to san francisco (where u live, right?) and i just made an order on sephora using my f&f code, today. im sad its not reuseable and universal promo code but only once use πŸ™ but its okay

  247. Lily says:

    I went to a delicious French restaurant yesterday and it was great!

  248. Lisa K. says:

    Just made a Wed. appt. for a long over-due bikini wax.. & it’s gonna hurt!!

  249. nora says:

    love the weekends

  250. Lauren says:

    I live in Los Angeles, so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

  251. Melissa says:

    Fall is in the air! Love it!

  252. gabby says:

    I used to live in L.A. and it was a little hectic for me. I am in Orange County now but I don’t mind to head out to LA once in a while to check out these great food places out there. If you’re in Santa Monica you should try Real Food Daily. Best vegan breakfast!!!!!!

  253. mrsshukra says:

    Last time I was in L.A. was in 2002!

  254. Victoria says:

    I’ve never been to california before, but I might end up going to a conference in san francisco sometime next year.

  255. Jolyn says:

    I need to shave may legs but I am thinking I will put it off til another day.

  256. Michelle says:

    My husband is going to help me apply newsprint to my nails. I love him.

  257. Let says:

    I wish I had the time to paint my nails. I have two weeks of midterm. πŸ™

  258. Jen says:

    I live in LA πŸ™‚

  259. Selina says:

    I just got a package of perfume samples in the mail today and have been sniffing myself all day long.

  260. Anna says:

    I’m taking a bubble bath today – and wondering how my kitty is going to respond to that since she’s never seen a bath before πŸ™‚

  261. Catherine Hannon says:

    I actually grew up in the Inland Empire, which was an hour east of LA, but I went to LA several times while living in SoCal. I live in Oregon now and while I love the seasons, my skin is so oily up here! The dry weather seemed to agree with me much more.

  262. Janet says:

    I love going down to SoCal once in a while!

  263. Anna says:

    I babysat for a 1 year old infant today, best part of my day =)

  264. Sara P. says:

    There is so much that I want from Sephora right now!!!

  265. Nikki says:

    I’ve never been to LA-but I did get to go to Anaheim (Disneyland!!!) for a conference once.

  266. Lily says:

    I’ve never been to LA, but someday I will!

  267. Tehra says:

    SInce your in L.A, if you LOOOVE BBQ like I do, check out Baby Blues BBQ in Venice. SO delish! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your stay, its a beautiful weekend here!

  268. Iram says:

    The Beauty Social sounds fun πŸ™‚ I wish I could go!

  269. Laura Lee Holmes says:

    One day I will be old and act old, but that’s not today. πŸ™‚

  270. Becca says:

    I am currently wearing Sally Hansen’s Blazing Blue nail polish, which I actually like better than any of the Les Jeans de Chanel colors. Plus, it has the wide brush which I really, really like and makes it soo easy to get professional looking manicures at home! Anyway, love your blog!!

  271. Hohe says:

    I’ve been to northern California, but never to LA. I would love to visit there some day.

  272. Lisa says:

    I donated 12 inches of hair yesterday to locks of love. It was the fourth time I have donated. It feels pretty good, you know that? πŸ˜€

  273. nina says:

    shaved my legs and just gave myself a mani…ruby red nails with a coat of sally hansen silver crackle on top! sounds a little gaudy I know…but it looks kind of cute! πŸ™‚

  274. Lori says:

    I’ve never even been to California (farthest west I’ve been is Colorado) but I would love to visit one day. Also I painted my nails today in OPI’s “I’m Not Really a Waitress”, one of the most gorgeous reds ever.

  275. Kendall says:

    Courier New is such a good font

  276. AnieJ says:

    You make me want to put a bow on my cats. *They* don’t like either of us right now because of this.
    AnieJ recently posted … Sephora Nano Lip and Eye Liners

  277. Judy says:

    can’t believe october is almost over!!

  278. Amanda says:

    im in the woods this weekend so i’m not wearing any make-up at all!

  279. SAra says:

    Im wearing opi manicurist of Seville!!!

  280. Nina says:

    it would make me very happy to shop at sephora every day!

  281. Tiffany says:

    Hope you’re having a great weekend! Oh, I started watching American Horror Story…. My goodness is it strange! But now I’m intrigued, so I’m going to keep watching.

  282. Lors says:

    Planning on giving myself a mani and pedi in a couple of hrs…

  283. Roxanna Harris says:

    I live like an hour from Santa Monica but was not able to go to the beauty social πŸ™ so close, yet so far!! But I bet winning a Sephora gift card would be just as fun πŸ™‚

  284. Izzy says:

    if i dont win the bca giveaway, maybe i can win this one. <3

  285. Izzy says:

    Hi! I love your blog you have such a funny personality, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  286. Jess says:

    I’m about to paint my nails with Milani’s Hi-res which is AMAZING particularly in this lovely Melbourne sunshine πŸ™‚

  287. Margherita says:

    I can’t wait for some cooler weather to head towards the bay area. It’s been 70+ for too long!

  288. cassi teague says:

    The beauty social sounds so fun! I hope you have a good time! Right now I have my nails decorated in candy corn stripes! πŸ™‚ puts me in such a festive mood, and I’ve had lots of compliments!

  289. Lili says:

    Today I exfoliated ALLLLLLLL OVER and painted my nails.

  290. pantooka says:

    Spent the day with my cousins for some retail therapy. Hope you enjoy the Beauty Social. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway.

  291. Francesca says:

    I’m painting my nails today!

  292. jennifer says:

    Clear nails so it is harder to notice the chips!

  293. eensybuni says:

    I love Tabs’ picture! He is so cute πŸ™‚ And I like your poster haha.

  294. Julianna says:

    I just painted my nails Tiger Lily by Merle Norman πŸ˜€ It’s a super pretty orange red with a gold and orange shimmer. It’s the most fall-oriented color, but I really don’t care.

  295. Julia says:

    I wish I was painting my nails, but I can’t because I have a gymnastics meet coming up and we are not allowed to wear nail polish. I have been dying to paint my nails this awesome darkish fall red color!

  296. Deanna G. says:

    I used to live in Los Angeles! πŸ™‚

  297. MelodyJ says:

    I’m wearing Orly Nailtrition. It’s a nail strengthener with a hint of shimmery color. It’s a two week treatment,. I’m starting the second week. So far so good.


  298. beth says:

    I’ve never been to L.A. But I wanted to thank you for your blog because it helps a busy working mom keep on top of what’s new out there even when I don’t have time to shop/read a magazine/you get the idea. I read your blog every day! πŸ™‚

  299. Terri B says:

    i love LA!!!

  300. Zharlynne says:

    I live in LA

  301. Stephanie says:

    I love the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade. It is amazing shopping!

  302. Maja says:

    Happy Saturday!

  303. Lisa Marie says:

    I donated 12 inches of hair to Locks of Love. It was my fourth donation in 12 years. It felt pretty good.

  304. I just went and spent $40 on makeup! It was buy one get 1 half off, couldn’t pass that up.
    Ashleigh Walls recently posted … 5 Things To Do While Sick and Breastfeeding

  305. T.Davis says:

    Job hunting sucks but I will continue to grind

  306. Natalie says:

    I have been to LA but I prefer San Francisco.

  307. Kate says:

    It’s getting soooo cold here, I cleaned all my uggs to prepare them for WINTER!

  308. Lucia says:

    I’m thinking of my nails with something Zoya tonight, maybe Crystal, if I’m not too lazy :3

  309. Alex says:

    Ive never been to LA. But I would LOVE to go!!!

  310. Tania says:

    I’ve never been to LA, but hoping to go one of these days. Have fun!

  311. Karen M. says:

    I visited LA in 1995 while following the Grateful Dead. That seems like a different life. Lol

  312. Stephanie R says:

    that card would make a great 30th birthday present to myself! (Not that I don’t plan on hitting Sephora anyway, but that would help!)

  313. Christine says:

    I wish I’ve been to L.A. ! I live in Canada and have never bee traveled outside the country lol.

  314. terry says:

    I’m crashing today… I’ve only slept maybe 15 hours this week, and I’m beat.><

  315. Betony says:

    Wow! That conference sounds epic, and congratulations on participating in the panel!

  316. Stacy Z says:

    Never been to LA but I want to visit some day!

  317. Sadly I’ve never been to LA πŸ™ Soon though!

  318. I lived in LA for about ten years. It was fun at the time but SO much traffic… drove me crazy!
    Michelle Miller recently posted … New OPI Designer Series

  319. Krista says:

    I am wearing Hannah Pinktana on my toes

  320. tierra says:

    Oooh I wish I could go to the Beauty Social! πŸ™‚ Have fun Karen!
    On my toes is Vampira from Eyeko – I love it.
    Annnnd, I didn’t know you were writing a book! That’s awesome.

  321. Jen says:

    Yes I’ve been to LA, several times! I really like it and hope to go again soon to visit my brother (he lives there).

  322. Jen says:

    I’ve been there a few times! I love LA!

  323. ashleigh says:

    I plucked my my eyebrows and did my nail polish for my fingers and toes for a date with my boyfriend to see paranormal activity 3,which was way better than the first or second.

  324. Tasia says:

    I can’t wait until the year is over!

  325. Tina Marie Colombo says:

    I’m so torn about gel polish. I love how long it lasts, but I need to change it up more often than that.

  326. peach_ says:

    I can’t wait to hear your experience at the Beauty Social! Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my brows under control today.
    peach_ recently posted … Chanel Le Vernis Rose Insolent 489 in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  327. Jana says:

    I love makeup but I don’t like painting my nails.

  328. Halifax says:

    Have fun at Beauty SOcial πŸ™‚

  329. julie says:

    i love makeup!!!

  330. I just finished painting my nails actually! I’ve got Sinful Colors “Ciao Bella” on, but my toes are undone as of yet.

  331. Melody says:

    Oh man I forgot to paint my nails today. I just took off MAC Immortal Gold (drool-worthy). I’m tempted to do another manicure with that again, but I think I want something darker now, so I’m thinking I’ll use Owl’s Night from the L’oreal Project Runway collection.

  332. Samantha says:

    I totally need to do my nails tonight! I need some good old R&R.

  333. Angela R says:

    I went on a big west coast trip back in August and LOVED IT!! I went to Las Vegas first, then to San Diego. Spent one day on a VIP tour of Universal Studios Hollywood, then took several tours around LA, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Loved every minute of it and I really want to go back very soon!!!:-D

  334. Maria says:

    Its my birthday on wednesday, would love to glam it up with this gift card :$ just sayin..

  335. Kristen says:

    ive never been to LA but i really want to!

  336. Danielle F says:

    Currently wearing Revlon Catty on one hand and China Glaze Snow Globe on the other. Either I wanted to make a style statement or I was too lazy to change the other hand when I was swatching Revlon Catty. You can decide. πŸ˜‰

  337. Ana says:

    Just came back from a dinner with my girls! Never seen dessert fly off a plate so fast!

  338. Katherine says:

    Just got back from a week long camping trip. I’ve been catching up on all the internet happenings and doing mountains of laundry all afternoon.

  339. Melissa says:

    I’ve never been to LA, but have been planning to make a trip out there to visit friends for a while. No beauty treats for myself today, but tomorrow I plan on doing a hair mask and painting my nails with Zoya Shawn!

  340. knownever says:

    just reading beauty blogs while I’m on call tonight.

  341. Zoey says:

    I’m wearing Parlez-Vous OPI (greyed purple) on my fingers and a hunter green color from Essie on my toes. They clash marvelously; I love it!

  342. KMAC says:

    Hello Karen-I recently started following your blog and now check daily for updates! keep the good work and keep the beauty news coming!

  343. Mary Begum says:

    Fall is my favorite season πŸ˜€

  344. deana says:

    Go Cardinals!

  345. Kristie says:

    I LOVE winter! And it’s right around the corner πŸ™‚

  346. Melanie says:

    I decided to be cheesy and indulge in a Halloween mani. Black with orange tips (a la French style). And I love it.

  347. Sharon says:

    Seminars all day… I see a nap coming πŸ˜‰

  348. Monika says:

    I think that north cali is more to my liking….LA is nice to visit, but living is another story.

  349. nabel says:

    wine and a movie πŸ™‚

  350. Gala says:

    Weekend is always maintenance time πŸ™‚ nails and body lotions all the way

  351. kelly says:

    i have been to LA only three-four times! and i live in the Bay Area, what’s up with that huh?

  352. Catherine says:

    Tabs is so cute

  353. raquel says:

    i’ve been to LA a couple times, i worked there as an intern for 3 summers, it was great fun especially the summer i turned 21!

  354. Kate says:

    I haven’t painted my nails in like 3 weeks. Dunno why….My toenails are ALWAYS painted though….I find naked toes yucky!

  355. Barbara says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze Skyscraper and keep staring at it because I love it!!

  356. Jane says:

    masquerade tonight! so fun to get all dressed up.

  357. laura says:

    i’ve been in l.a. for the past 13 years. once i graduate college i plan to move to another state or another country if possible.

  358. Julia says:

    I’m wearing Lancome Le Rouge L’Wren from last winter’s holiday collection–I found it this week at 20% off retail price and less than half the ebay price at a Lancome outlet, which I didn’t even know existed! It’s a beautiful deep red/burgandy shimmer and I feel so lucky to add it to my ever-expanding collection a year after its initial release. Check your local outlet malls for a Lancome outlet–they had tons of Lancome makeup and lots of big perfume brands.

  359. Ly Thanh Thao says:

    I’m wearing The Faceshop nail polish – nude color <3

  360. Pamela says:

    Seven years ago, I went to LA by myself to visit a friend but I haven’t been back since. I loved Zuma Beach!

  361. SarahBear414 says:

    Friends and Family Sale, here I come!

  362. Bhevarri says:

    Went to the local Zombie Walk this evening and BOY DO MY FEET HURT!!! But boy was it FUN!

  363. Talya says:

    i live in LA!!! it is a wonderful messy place πŸ™‚

  364. Lucy says:

    I’ve been to LA and to me, it’s a great place to visit but maybe not live! too hectic for me

  365. SG says:

    I was actually just painting my nails, using Sinful Colors in “Social Ladder.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  366. Cindy says:

    Great give away !
    I’m from the Netherlands, and in february i’m going for the first time to the USA !
    Orlando, Florida. Can’t wait to shop all the lovely brands that we don’t have here, for example the big Sephora’s πŸ™‚

  367. Anita says:

    just tried out my new Smashbox Halo powder – it is expensive but I love it!

  368. bonnie says:

    just started reading your blog 2 months ago && I’m lovin it!!

    I’m trying to decide what mac lipstick to get…..

  369. Dee says:

    Hope you’re enjoying The Beauty Social! I went to college down in LA but grew up and currently live in the Bay Area. I love LA.

  370. ola says:

    I’ve never been in L.A. but I really want to go there.

  371. Melessa says:

    i just got done painting my nails a few hours ago in sheer blossom by revlon, a pale pink with small sparkles

  372. Elizabeth says:

    I am ready to pass out so early on a saturday night!! Ahhh getting up for work at 6 am suckkkkks!

  373. lindsay says:

    I love reading your blog while I’m stuck here at work, in my sweats, looking like I could use a serious makeover.

  374. Carolyn says:

    live in L.A.- but i have never been to pinkberry.
    wearing Dior’s camel on my fingers and ebony on my toes- people either love the colors or hate them- there seems to be no in between in my circle.
    for some reason- i am obsessed with the Dior mitzah collection.

  375. Bonnie says:

    I was living in LA (not LA proper, but a suburb called Alhambra) until this summer, when I moved up to San Jose. I like San Jose, but it’s definitely got a different feel to it. And I miss the readily available Chinese food (at almost any hour!) in Alhambra.

  376. Bec says:

    I tried nail art for the first time today and I love it!

  377. shusheshe says:

    I can’t remember the last time I was in LA!

  378. Celia Rodriguez says:

    I’ve haven’t been there yet πŸ™ One day though! Hope you had a great time at the Beauty Social πŸ™‚ Hmm my nails need to grow out more to put nail polish on lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  379. Adriana says:

    How I miss LA…

  380. artemis says:

    today i’m gonna take a bath, do my nails….
    i never been to l.a. πŸ™ never been outside of my country

  381. Iris says:

    My nails are painted black, liquid leather by china glaze, with orly’s space cadet on top! πŸ™‚

  382. Alexis says:

    Gave myself a french mani/pedi today. Too bad my nail polish smeared :/

  383. Lesley says:

    I’m currently watching the San Jose Sharks against the bruins and hope they win!!!

  384. saba says:

    Here in Melbourne and just got back from spending $120 on shoes. woops. :/

  385. Flora Novak says:

    Hi! I’ve never been to the US, but if I will have the opportunity, i’ll visit LA πŸ™‚

  386. Y. says:

    just painting my nails and running:)

  387. Jerry Dazzlepants says:

    Never been to LA or even the USA, but would love to for the cheap shopping πŸ™‚

  388. Hannah Whyte says:

    Hi Karen!

    On my toes I am wearing a color I mixed myself… I think it’s about as close to the Tiffany box color as you can get, if I do say so myself! πŸ™‚ So pretty. So I accomplished that task but not my homework…. hmmm…. well here ends this study break!

  389. K says:

    Wearing Deborah Lippmann Glamorous Life – lovely rose-gold/champagne color, but a little streaky

  390. Larissa says:

    Bought myself new perfume from Clarins today – so far, loving it!

  391. Lyndsay David says:

    Hi Karen! I absolutely love your blog. I too am an avid cosmetic consumer and fellow feline lover. My cats name is 2pac (yes after the rapper,rip). My latest and greatest beauty discovery is Tarte Amazonian clay finishing powder. It mattifies my shiny skin without looking chalky or white. I highly recommend it. Anyway, I hope someday to be a contest winner. Regardless, I still love reading your posts and hearing about Tabs! All the best,

  392. Joy says:

    I was to LA a long time ago. It takes a lot to drag me to CA; I’m not a fan of the weather. I’ve been mostly to San Diego and San Fransisco lately just because that’s where I’ve had to go for events.

  393. Lucy says:

    I want to be at the Beauty Social right now so badly! Please come to New York next year!!!
    Lucy recently posted … Urban Decay Book of Shadows III (Prize Mail), Travalo Review and Haul!

  394. Evelyn says:

    I have been to LA once….oh, the shopping!

  395. styleezta says:

    painting my nails today weehoo

  396. Kelly says:

    I start classes again tomorrow! woo hoo!

  397. Marina says:

    I was in LA for New Year’s last year and it was totally empty. Oh well! I still had fun!

  398. Allison says:

    Thursday night my cat Papoos went missing I have been so upset. This morning I opened the door an she strolled in all warm and like she had been having a grand ol time somewhere! I am so happy she is home!

  399. Amie F says:

    I have never been to LA.

  400. Amina says:

    The last time I went to LA was in October 2009 ,
    I miss it sooo much πŸ™

  401. Katie says:

    I’ve never been, but I hope to go one day!

  402. Tammy says:

    I can’t wait till the Forever 21 order i placed last week arrives!

  403. Hazel says:

    I have never been this busy at work or this in love with the right person my entire life–and I love the feeling. πŸ™‚

  404. Trumpetchic says:

    I’ve never been to LA. sad faceee.

  405. Kay says:

    I’ve been to LA several times when I was younger. I’d like to visit it again someday!

  406. claire says:

    Thinking of shopping for lipstick today…

  407. Missy M says:

    I can’t wait until Halloween!

  408. Brit says:

    I’m in the Halloween spirit with my nails done in Ick-A-Body nail polish with A Good Mandarin is Hard to Find accent color on the ring fingers πŸ™‚

  409. Wish I could have made it to The Beauty Social. The lineup looks amazing!

  410. Nait says:

    I had an awesome weekend πŸ™‚ Now I am about to go see my friend, and paint my nails.

  411. Karen F says:

    Ooh, I’d love to go to a conference like that even though I’m not a blogger!
    I’m currently wearing Essie Silken Cord with a little white corset stamp on my ring fingers. I kept it simple for the wedding I went to yesterday.

  412. Breezy says:

    Tabs has soo much personality!! What’s he gonna be for halloween?!?

  413. Dani C says:

    Re-doing my nails today in a nice charcoal/graphite color! Hopefully it will look reminiscent of Chanel’s graphite nail polish…ha!

  414. Christine says:

    I am currently wearing one of the Nails Inc magnetic nail polishes

  415. Kathy says:

    I’m painting my nails today because–prepare for the horror–I’ve been neglecting the polish aspect lately.

    Side note: In Sonia Kashuk’s Fatigued, such an amazing shade!

  416. Daniella says:

    I live in LA, I so much prefer northern Cali and the pacific northwest. I ought to move!
    Hope you enjoyed your stay πŸ™‚

  417. I’ve been to California three times but have yet to make it to LA, it’s on my list of places to visit in the US, one day.
    Beauty and the Scientist recently posted … NARS California Eyeshadow Dupe

  418. Jody says:

    I have been to LA. Also, I do plan on painting my nails today.

  419. romina S. says:

    Well I am only one hour away from LA and some times my husband and I love going to the city for a nice dinner… I also go there because my mom still lives there so both of us go shopping when ever I go there.

  420. Zara says:

    I’m going to see my boyfriend tomorrow. This means I’m going to take off the old O.P.I stranger tides and shove on some wet n wild fantasy makers black and some mac orange glitter so I can watch the nightmare before christmas. HALLOWEEN IS THE BEST. That is all. x

  421. KaylaK says:

    I would like to visit L.A someday…and speaking of nail polish I just painted my nails in OPI’s Black Satin! πŸ˜€

  422. Vijaya says:

    Not wearing any nail polish right now! =D
    Vijaya recently posted … Disney Inspired Look: Lumiere

  423. Claire says:

    I’m plucking my brows today. I hate doing it- it stings!

  424. Stephanie says:

    I am heading over to Redwood City for the South American Food Festival – paella, empanadas and other yumminess, here I come!

  425. saku says:

    Never been to L.A., but I can see my self going there.

  426. mulberrytea says:

    I’m really excited for Sephora F&F! Would love to haul Guerlain, Koh Gen Do, and other uncommon brands

  427. TL says:

    i recently went to downtown la

  428. Paula says:

    I’ve never been to L.A.

  429. morrigan says:

    My nails are now a bright sparkly chartreuse with black shatter over it…lol reminds me of Monster drinks πŸ™‚

  430. Clara says:

    i’m so upset…lost my iphone this weekend!

  431. JCz says:

    I’m lemming the Nails Inc. Wyndham collection and the new NARS Yorokobi Super Orgasm set (just for the nail polish though, ‘cos it’s only sold in gift sets – not on it’s own).

  432. Angie says:

    My bday is coming up this week- wouldnt this be a great gift??! πŸ™‚

  433. Janelle says:

    Yes, I have been to LA. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  434. Liz says:

    I love LA, but I’m glad I don’t live there. It’s only an hour and a half from where I live, but that’s freeway hours and the slightest glitch can turn it into hours and hours of sitting in traffic. My home town is a great place to lioev, but it’s missing some things that I consider essential.

    Things LA has that Santa Babrara doesn’t:
    Krispy Kreme
    good Korean food
    Cheesecake Factory

    You get the idea.
    Liz recently posted … Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color: Desert Rose 25

  435. Alyse says:

    Last night I won Best Female Costume at a Halloween Party- I wish the prize was a Sephora gift card, since it was my makeup that really made the costume!

  436. Mireya says:

    I giving myself a manicure today. Essie Turquoise & Caicos – not a very “fall” color, but I love it!

  437. Darlene says:

    Such a beautiful day today….just chilling. Can’t get the song “My Body” by Young the Giant, out of my head! I love that song!

  438. Annette says:

    I painted my nails today. I’m wearing OPI Lincoln Park After Dark.

  439. Cristina says:

    Enjoy your Sunday, Karen!

  440. I took a day trip to LA once while visiting relatives who lived in Del Mar. My husband drove…it was nuts! If you can drive in LA I believe you can drive anywhere. I never made it to Rodeo tho πŸ™

  441. Carol says:

    I’m currently wearing the color Papa-razzi by the brand Confetti on my nails. It’s a shimmery rusty orange shade.

  442. Kristina says:

    I did some maintenance earlier in the week. I might do a facial today but that’s about it.

  443. Lesley Robertson says:

    I can’t wait until Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I’m going to be a psycho doll. It’s a tutorial I found on youtube.

  444. Tran says:

    I’ve been to LA multiple times and loved it!

  445. Maria says:

    Hi, Karen thanks for the amazing giveaway. Your post are always fun, colorful & exciting. I have never been to LA wish I could haven’t seen my son in 5 years who lives in San Diego. On Sunday’s I just read a good book and relax. Thanks.

  446. Chelsey says:

    I saw you at the Beauty Social yesterday! I wanted to say hi but was too shy haha <3

  447. Hey Karen! Hope you are enjoying Santa Monica! It’s weird that I used to go there all the time but since we’ve moved I haven’t been to 3rd street in over a year! Did you get a chance to check out the fancy people in Venice?

  448. Gabrielle says:

    nail polish color of the day is some purple base with pink stripes

  449. Laura says:

    I live in LA πŸ™‚

  450. Maureen says:

    We had a beautiful day here.

  451. Samantha says:

    Hello from the UK ^_^ I’ve switched up my moisturiser lately as autumn ruffles on. Started using steamcream. It was the tin with the Koi carp on that got me. I can’t resit anything that reminds me of my fishy pets, never mind a beauty product! So far I’m pleased.

  452. Lydia says:

    Just found your blog today. What great timing!

  453. Soo says:

    it is a wish of mine to visit Cali one day. lots of places to visit and eat at. hoping to go to IMATS next year. currently, I have on Revlon Bubble Gum (it’s scented!! not so much anymore, but for the first couple days..) with OPI Turquoise Blasted on top. this was my first time finally getting the crackle to look alright after several failed attempts!
    Soo recently posted … Hard Candy Meteor-Eyes Baked Eyeshadow in Supernova

  454. Jessica says:

    I filed my nails back to nubbies today because they seem to break so much easier now that I haven’t been wearing much nail polish πŸ™

  455. Anais says:

    I am on the hunt for some straight led jeans that are short people friendly πŸ™‚

  456. Jessica says:

    I’d love to hear more about the blogging for brown girls session if you have a chance to attend it!

  457. Hailey says:

    I’ve been breaking out in hives all day. So itchy! I wish I knew what caused it but I have know idea.

  458. Maca says:

    I’m nursing baby kittens! I found them on Thursday in a basket, and they are TINY, maybe a week and a half old. I have to feed them every 3 hours, exhausting, but they are so adorable…

  459. Inday says:

    Filed my nails down today. I’ve been using Seche Rebuild for a couple of months and it has worked wonders! I used to have very brittle, peel-y nails, not helped by the fact that my hands are constantly in water. But after 2 months of the Rebuild, no breakage in sight, only very slight peeling at the tips on my pointer fingers (because of my bad habit of using these nails as tools, lol) and my nails are actually long and strong enough that I have to file them down to keep them from becoming talons *shivers at the thought*!

  460. Alisa says:

    I love your handwriting lol

  461. Marjorie says:

    Hi Karen!

    I love your blog! Will you do a review of Yves Saint-Laurent Rouge Pur Couture?

  462. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I just bought a ton at the Sephora FF, but could still use more……….
    I love reading what nail polish people are wearing! Today I painted my fingernails with Let Me Fly by Butter London (turquoise subtle shimmer with subtle silver).f Love it. Happy Sunday all.

  463. Shelly says:

    I’m planning to do my nails today or tomorrow. Thanks for the giveaway Karen!!!
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  464. Allison says:

    i’m painting my nails later today. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I just found your site today and i love it!

  465. Olivia says:

    making some delicious chocolate cookies!! πŸ˜›

  466. Eliza says:

    I’ve got OPI’s Katy Perry Teenage Dream polish on my nails right now

  467. Kristie says:

    I’ve never been to L.A., only San Francisco!

  468. chibu74 says:

    I have been to LA and i loved it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  469. Allyson says:

    Me me me! Please please please!

  470. Lucy says:

    How’s this for random: I’ve spent the last few days not wearing makeup and to be frank, it’s the first time I feel just as good about myself as I do when I wear pretty makeup. Spending time with family and opening yourself up to good karma really does wonders for a girl. All I know is that I’m excited to find out what will look great on me this Fall and working it just as well as I do when I’m au natural.

  471. Lisa says:

    Yoga followed by pasta….the cure for the midterm blues!

  472. Lisa says:

    I haven’t been to LA for a while. I visited UCLA when I was deciding which grad school to attend, but that was 4 years ago.

  473. Vanessa C. says:

    I actually used to live in LA!! However I missed Chicago way too much. πŸ™‚

  474. Michelle I says:

    I always do my nails Sundays, that way they are fresh for the week. And hopefully they last all week, if not I do some creatve touchups along the way. Like last time I had a blue base under light blue crackle. When it started to get tip wear, I covered it by adding “frosting” (white nail polish) and cherries (red rhinestones) to make cupcakes out of them. Right now I have a Halloween theme… orange base polish with black crackle, and a Jack O’lantern I free-handed on my accent finger.

  475. Jay says:

    Rocking Butter London Big Smoke on my nails and loving it!

  476. Gail says:

    Dexter is the best

  477. Ariana says:

    Loved your Becca polish post, Karen. Thanks!

  478. Miami NFL team: dolphins lost today again… sigh!!

  479. Zenebou says:

    would love to have this πŸ™‚

  480. Joe says:

    Love to win for my wife

  481. Rozae says:

    I had Inglot “304” yesterday, then I went hiking and removed it and clipped my long nails!

  482. Karen says:

    My favorite candy for Halloween are candy corns! (:

  483. Cassie says:

    I am loving your site for fall beauty inspirations.

  484. Amy M says:

    I did some beauty maintenance today-cut my toenails and plucked my eyebrows!

  485. Theresa says:

    Yay, I love your giveaways! Yes, I have been to LA many times (I’m from the Bay) and I love it there! But only for vaca, as I can’t leave the Bay! I’m so excited too cause my BFF told me today that she wants to do her bachelorette party in LA/SD next April! =)

  486. lindsey says:

    Loving Tabs’s red bow in the breast cancer awareness pic!

  487. Cindy says:

    Finally had time to paint my nails so I haven’t been wearing my sandals. ;(

  488. Caitlin says:

    I’m wearing Mad Hatter from OPI’s Alice in Wonderland collection – its super glittery and fun (but not so much fun to get off!)

  489. Hailee says:

    I want to go to LA so badly! I’d like to make a trip there this summer πŸ™‚ that would be nice. Maybe I’ll go when I get my one week paid vacation! I plan on painting my nails in Butter London’s Dosh tonight.

  490. Jess says:

    Wish I were in L.A. right now! Hope you’re having a blast, Karen!

  491. Hanna says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve been through LA but never really stopped inside the city to visit but love California πŸ™‚ Tonight I have to paint my nails another color and cut them because I broke one of them imprinting a credit card at work πŸ™ But lately I’ve been wearing dark burgundy colors on my nails.

  492. Bridgette says:

    I’ve never been to LA, but would love to at some point.

  493. Melissa says:

    Count me in =)

  494. Elaine R says:

    I went to LA ages ago when I went to Disney… I wish I could go back!

  495. Maple says:

    I was born in LA!

  496. xochil says:

    i grew up in LA πŸ™‚

  497. Jennifer S says:

    Hoping its my lucky week.

  498. Krystle says:

    Waiting for new nail polish in the mail. Can’t get here soon enough!

  499. IsabelG says:

    Today i groomed my eyebrows- it was about time too!!

  500. C says:

    wearing OPI’s Teenage Dream

  501. Nicole says:

    Had a great weekend with family and friends visiting a theme park that was decked out for Halloween with specially themed rides. It was great! I try to get out to LA annually to visit family!

  502. elisia says:

    i have an audition in 2 hours wish me luckk!!

  503. lexi says:

    I love your handwriting, Karen! And tabs looks great in pink!

  504. Thea Dwelle says:

    I can’t wait to see your review of your panel! I wish I could be there in person…

  505. Lesie says:

    I’m going to have the BF (yes he does it better than I do!) do my nails to look like Candy Corn for Halloween!

  506. katie says:

    My recent trip to the monday night football game and the drunk man who yelled in my ear how much I look like Natalie Portman (ummm a definate compliment to say the least, thank you sir), reminded me that with just a little bit of effort on your hair and a great makeup routine, you can look like a flawless movie star!

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