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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Jacqueline, for her comment that begins, “Omgoodness, I know exactly how you feel about losing your mechanical pencil! Losing a mechanical pencil, especially a favorite, makes me soo sad!” Congratulations, Jacqueline! 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

I’m so peeved right now… I lost another mechanical pencil. And not just any pencil. I lost my Pentel drafting pencil. My lucky drawing pencil, gah!


my favorite pencil

Where hath thou gone to, oh lucky pencil? Why art thou hiding from my firm embrace? Momma just wants to draw pictures of kitties and makeup… Is that so wrong? In the grand scheme of things, ’tis surely a noble cause.

In other news, welcome to the weekend! πŸ™‚ I hope all is going well on your end of the keyboard. If a missing pencil is the worst part of my day, I’ll consider myself a very lucky gal.

Something BorrowedOh, I rented a movie last night that really surprised me. Something Borrowed? Have you seen it? It got a frighteningly low 14% on Rottentomatoes, but I don’t know what those critics were smoking because I thought it was much better than that. Sure, it’s probably not gonna win any Academy Awards or anything, but I thought it was one of the better rom-coms to come along in a while. Even El Hub enjoyed it, and that was after I’d talked him out of renting Captain America (so he was already a little salty).

As a friendly reminder, The 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway ends on Monday, so please take a minute to send in your support sign and leave a comment on the original post, if you haven’t already.

And now, without further ado…

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, do you have a favorite writing implement (a pen/pencil)? What’s your favorite romantic comedy of all time? What was the most surprising part of your week? Where do you see yourself in five years? What was the last eyeshadow you purchased? When was the last time you gave someone makeup as a gift? — 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 30, 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. Hi again. πŸ™‚ I know you have an artistic side just screaming to get out. Put it to good use this weekend by entering 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 Jacqueline, for her comment that begins, “Omgoodness, I know exactly how you feel about losing your mechanical pencil! Losing a mechanical pencil, especially a favorite, makes me soo sad!” Congratulations, Jacqueline! 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. nicole says:

    I just lost my rosebud lip salve. I can’t find it anywhere! It’s frustrating to lose stuff.

  2. Love give aways for “any country”, I’m in! Also, I’ll try to send you my October pic tomorrow:)
    PS.Tabs is cutest cat I know:)
    Antonia at Swedish Love Affair recently posted … Beautiful fall

  3. Deanna G. says:

    I just write with whatever’s handy! πŸ™‚

  4. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I hate when I lose my favorite pen (fine tip, gel, black ink)! It’s a beautiful Fall day in Indianapolis today – sunny & in the 50’s. Makes me shiver to see all the snow falling out East. Winter is coming! Would love to win a Sephora gc, as I am due to update my makeup shades from summer to fall/winter…

  5. Karla says:

    I am slowly losing my sanity. Does that count?

  6. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Have retweeted the above message for a 2nd entry:!/kimpcole/status/130317350875574272

  7. gabrielle says:

    You’re so funny with your pencil story hahaha

  8. Heather says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought was the Tarte True Blood. I haven’t been brave enough to try all of them yet, though.

  9. Christina says:

    Giiiiiiiiirrrrrrllll I had one of the most scary/insane mornings! Yesterday, I drove to my hometown of Chula Vista for the weekend and I woke up to my grandma (with arthritis) kneeling on the floor of her bathroom and not being able to get up. I was doing all that I can to help her but I didn’t want to make the situation worse and make her struggle harder! Thank goodness my mom, aunt, and uncle are all nurses and are home right now because they were able to get the job done in less than a minute! Seriously, nurses are AMAZING! <3

  10. Denise says:

    Tabs really is a handsome cat. And I just came home from a Halloween party. I’m tired!

  11. Julia says:

    I totally sympathize with your distress over your Pentel pencil. I have a blue Pentel mechanical pencil that I inherited from my father when I was young. He used it when he was in college getting a degree in aerospace engineering, and I’ve always considered it my lucky pencil.

  12. Stacy Z says:

    I always lose my keys and my cell phone!

  13. Vnssa906 says:

    It’s SNOWING in NY!! Well some heavy flakes sticking to trees and car tops, but it’s SNOW! in OCTOBER! lol

  14. KMAC says:

    I always prefer pencil. I like being able to fix my mistakes.

  15. Katrina says:

    Yeah it is suppose to snow in RI tomorrow! Ahck!! Snow for Thanksgiving is okay, NOT Halloween!

  16. Ichi says:

    My favorite romantic comedy is 50 First Dates (Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. πŸ™‚ a very unique story and definitely a feel good movie.

  17. Jen B says:

    I’m obsessed with pens and always buy multiples of ones I love… Looking forward to a busy Halloween weekend!

  18. Micky T says:

    Everytime I lose anything, I find it located in the most random places a few days later. My phone often ends up in the refrigerator πŸ™‚

  19. Melissa says:

    Have a Happy Halloween!

  20. Melissa says:

    I have retweeted on Twitter!

  21. Stephanie Y says:

    Just in time for the friends and family sale.

  22. aubrie soetaert says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought was haux. I haven’t used it yet but plan on playing with it today.

  23. Michele says:

    Just recently purchased When in Rome. Thought it might be cute but wasn’t expecting much. However, it was adorable!

  24. Emilee says:

    I saw something borrowed 2x in the movie theaters! Huge fan of emily giffin books!

  25. Alison says:

    I just got two of the new Wet n’ Wild baked eye shadow palettes. I’m really excited to try them out!

  26. Sabrinna says:

    Ive seen that movie! and i actually love it πŸ™‚ it kinda had that typical story that you already know the ending to, but still is worth watching! πŸ™‚ and 0.5 mm pencil? wow thats one fine pen! lol oh Hope you find it!

  27. Trish says:

    My favorite romantic comedy is probably Sleepless in Seattle, I have such a soft spot for it!

  28. Y. says:

    the last eyeshadow i purchased was mac’s famous satin taupe;)

  29. Y. says:

    romantic comedy? well the proposal was really funny

  30. Melissa says:

    I’m a pen freak. I get all bent out of shape when one of my good pens goes missing. I know the feeling.

  31. Sopeab says:

    I know exactly what i would get with the gift card! The new Nars blush palette :-p

  32. Joyce says:

    It’s snowing here, but I still went to Sephora, MAC and Ulta. =) I bought the MAC 214 brush, Ulta crease brush, and Japonesque Crease brush. I’m trying out different crease/pencil/short shader brushes for my lower lash line.
    Joyce recently posted … Review: EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush

  33. Let says:

    I guess the last eyeshadow I purchased is the Naked pallette… a few months ago haha

  34. terry says:

    OMG I LOVVVVVE that mechanical pencil! I used to use it in my CE and AL exams…=DDD

  35. Dovey says:

    I hope you find your pen!

  36. Stephanie Liu says:

    I used to love writing with mechanical pencils, I refused to use anything else, but recently I have found the joys of using pens. πŸ™‚

  37. Stephanie says:

    I’m finally going to see Contagion and Drive tonight!

  38. Kate says:

    Cant wait to wear my cat eye liner for a halloween party tonight!

  39. Shusheshe (@shusheshe) says:

    I’m off to Japan for a week tomorrow!

  40. Katie says:

    hey Karen! I love using colored gel pens for my work- they make want to look at my boring class notes! (sometimes)

  41. Jessica says:

    I actually preferred the book for something borrowed over the movie (which happens in most cases). & to pick a favourite romantic comedy is so hard!! I love all of them. Top three 1. best friends wedding 2.the proposal 3.The notebook (wait, is that considered romantic comedy? lol). Honourable mention: The wedding date! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  42. Jane says:

    Fingers crossed , i have huge sephora wishlist.

  43. susah says:

    i hope you find your pen! when i was younger i went through a mechanical pencil collecting phase. have a happy halloween!

  44. Ruchita says:

    Happy Saturday!

  45. Hazel says:

    I’m finally in love. πŸ™‚

  46. Debbie says:

    Can’t wait for Halloween!

  47. Jessica Leigh says:

    In less than 3 weeks, I will be in Spain! Gah! So excited!!!!

  48. Heather says:

    The last eyeshadows I bought were Bobbi Brown shadows – a long-wear cream shadow in Malted, and 2 regular shadows in Sable and Black Blum (which I use wet for eyeliner). Nice boring-ish colors for everyday wear that compliments a nice bright red lipstick!

  49. Rikki says:

    How awesome would this be?! Hope you and Tabs are having a great HalloWeekend!

  50. JoJo says:

    My favourite actor of all time is Johnny Depp. I love all his movies….omg obsess πŸ™‚

  51. Step says:

    I thought Something Borrowed looked cute, but man I haaaaaaaaaaaaaated it. I think I took it too seriously though. Everyone was so mean to each other and I was like “Wow if my friends acted like that, I’d just move out of the state.” I think if I hadn’t pictured the scenarios playing out in real life, I would’ve had more fun with it though. Ginnifer Goodwin is so cute!

  52. Jasmine says:

    Haven’t bought any eyeshadow but hauled the China glaze metro collection.
    Finally. πŸ™‚

  53. Nina says:

    Come to think of it, no one has ever given me make up as a gift for my birthday or any other holiday πŸ™

  54. Thea says:

    With all the pretties from MAC, I am dying to try the Icey looks!

  55. aclearcutsign says:

    My fav rom-com film is You’ve Got Mail.

  56. Mary W says:

    I fell in love with a UniBall Kuru Toga. Funny too because I was not a mechanical pencil lover but I sure am now! Hope you find your favorite pencil.

  57. Michelle says:

    I <3 my zebra mechanical pencil. I hope i win the giveaway!

  58. Kristina says:

    fave rom com – Love, Actually πŸ™‚

  59. Samantha says:

    Pens are my favorite thing to write with!

  60. kenesha cuasey says:

    I love the fact,thats it is snowing in NYC!!!!

  61. Vanessa says:

    I’m giving my little sister makeup as a gift for her birthday this Sunday.

  62. Dana says:

    I can’t wait to try to new MAC collection!

  63. genesis callejas says:

    I love the Lorac palette that i just purchased from sephora!!!!

  64. Jennifer says:

    Can’t wait to try this Tarte blush I just got!

  65. Lauren Sutherland says:

    Karen posted the ryan gosling vs puppy tumbler i tweeted her about! yay!

  66. Anna says:

    I really like MAC’s lets skate paint pot and I plan to buy a back up!

  67. Lindsey says:

    I finally bought MAC Twig this week, and also watched one of the worst (Jonah Hex) and best (Thor) comic book movies I have seen in some time. The Man has Captain America in the queue next.

  68. Monika says:

    Chanel le bronze eye shadow…’s a sample that was sold in a discount beauty store. Great texture and brings out blue eyes really well. I am losing my patience with dumb ppl……cannot take it anymoreeeeeeeee!

  69. Megan says:

    My Favorite Rom Com Ever is probably Overboard… my mom had it on VHS way back in the day and my sister and I used to watch it all the time… now anytime i catch it on TV i have to watch it.

  70. Christine says:

    I got this new revlon nail polish and its so pretty πŸ˜›

  71. Thank you for always giving these chances to win! I know I could use some holiday cheer from Sephora.
    Ashleigh Walls recently posted … My Friends Take Halloween VERY Seriously.

  72. Jana says:

    I just bought a wet n wild eyeshadow for 2 dollars!

  73. Amy says:

    I like to give makeup for little “just because” gifts. If i find a good deal on something and know that my friends or family would like it, Ill get it for them. Makeup is always a good pick me up.

  74. sienna says:

    i thiught “something borrowed” was better than the reviews too!

  75. Jaymie says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought was Urban Decay Naked Palette and I’m loving it! I got my eye on the Travel Size 24/7 eyeliner set in Electric too! I need Perversion and Junkie!

  76. Amanda G says:

    I lost my keys last night somewhere between the Halloween party and my apartment. It was a miracle my roommate was still awake to let me in at 3 in the morning!

  77. Torrie says:

    I took advantage of the Sephora Friends and Family sale to purchase the Urban Decay Naked palette.

  78. Caitie says:

    I haven’t the movie, but I did read the book a while back! I love rom coms though…will definitely have to see Something Borrowed at some point! πŸ˜€

  79. Molly SC says:

    I lost my favorite purple sharpie yesterday! There must be a black hole for writing implements that’s in overdrive right now. :p

  80. michelle says:

    I love watching centerstage!!

  81. Sharon says:

    Chanel’s Noir/Ivoire eyeshadow duo from holiday looks so plain and unexciting in the pan, but it is actually so pretty when worn. Love it.

  82. Emilee says:

    I LOVE pens. I always get so upset when I lose a good one! My favorite is definitely my fancy shmancy fountain pen. I love that I can make even little reminder notes look pretty!

  83. Lydia says:

    My favorite writing implement is a bic ultimate green glittery pen that I stole from my boyfriend. I don’t know what I’m gonna do when it runs out of ink! lol

  84. Carrie says:

    I hate I missed Family and Friends @Sephora! :o(

  85. Chris25 says:

    I’ve surprised myself by liking “Deadliest Warrior” on Spike TV. It’s gory, but exciting!

  86. Lily N says:

    I usually prefer writing with a mechanical pencil or ball-point pen πŸ˜€

  87. Amoure says:

    I love giveaways and actually just had one myself giving away an Urban decay prize package. I love when people appreciate the beauty of makeup.

  88. Jenny says:

    I’m not sure about eyeshadow, but I picked up a new nail polishes last night! China Glaze Tinsel Town, Skyscraper, and Urban Night. Yay!

  89. Jennifer A. says:

    Finally ordered my Sephora F&F stuff! I got Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube. My first time for all products!

  90. Josephine says:

    AAAH I hate it when I lose my favorite pencil/pen. I’m one of those weird people who are super picky with their pens. I like a pen that’s smooth but not too smooth, inky but not too inky, and I like only certain shades of blue and black. HAHA I have problemz…

  91. Sellen says:

    I’m about to do my F&F order but the NARS holiday collection is calling my name and I might need to get that soon, too.

  92. Katherine says:

    I’ve completely indulged in online shopping this week – Sephora, Ulta, MAC! I’m terrible! But I’m telling myself it’s a reward for all my hard work at my job lately. I just can’t wait for the packages to get here!

  93. Jessi says:

    Haha, I thought Something Borrowed was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! I only sat through it because someone else picked it and I was at their house!
    Jessi recently posted … FOTD: Unashamed Visionary

  94. mlle.epatant says:

    my favorite romantic comedy is love actually. i just gave my bff a le metier de beaute silk road kaleidoscope for her bday. xx

  95. Sammi says:

    Aww I love the last picture in your post.
    Sammi recently posted … Team Pink Eye EOTD and Giveaway!

  96. Flora Novak says:

    I’m watching X-factor πŸ™‚ xxx

  97. Linda F says:

    My favorite romantic comedy movie is The Princess Bride.

  98. Quinctia says:

    I always really liked 10 Things I Hate About You!

  99. chanel says:

    I have actually never given anyone makeup as a gift. I just started getting into makeup last year. Makeup is personal to me…I wouldn’t want someone to pick out makeup for me. A giftcard to buy makeup other hand is great.* hint hint hint*

  100. Melissa says:

    I almost never write with pencils. I prefer pens. But not black ink. Weird, huh? I hope you find your pencil!!

  101. Hboo says:

    I love giveaways! I’m always trying to win something haha.
    I’m dying to buy a ton of palettes this holiday season!
    Hboo recently posted … Illuminator

  102. Katrina says:

    Two years ago I topped all the female Christmas gifts with a mini Smashbox lipgloss. You know I made it all pretty with bows and ribbons and tied the lipgloss to it. I bought a set and split it up and I thought it was a cute idea but I’m not sure if anyone but my mom really appreciated it!

  103. PS says:

    WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite romantic comedy of all time?

    Never Been Kissed, I thought it was a really cute movie.

    What was the most surprising part of your week?

    How about sucky part? Like getting a flat tire early in the morning & not being able to call a friend because itÒ€ℒs too early in the a.m. and then having to replace all 4 tires because the rest are pretty well worn on top of having a sucky work week? I knew I should have renewed my Triple A membership!

    Sorry mini rant, now I feel better. Have a great weekend everyone.

  104. Joe says:

    Love to win for my wife

  105. mennabop says:

    I’m more of a pen girl, but really I have problems with most writing implements because I’m a lefty. Until maybe a decade ago when pens with super-fast drying ink became available and cheap, I had a permanent stain on the side of my left hand from smudged ink.

    And to me, the best romantic comedy ever is “When Harry Met Sally.” I love that no one in the movie has to change to find love, and the older couples at the beginning and end just melt my heart.

  106. Cindy C says:

    I started a diet/new way of life almost 3 weeks ago and have lost 9.2 lbs. I feel great! Tweeted @bobisyellow

  107. laurenica says:

    #1 most favorite writing utensil: pilot better retractable ballpoint pen!

  108. Susannah Ripley says:

    I’m always stealing (and then losing) my dad’s fountain pens. They’re lovely to write with… maybe I should buy one for myself.
    I also love purple ink pens. Purple ink is my trademark.

  109. Georgia Elizabeth says:

    My FAVORITE pens/pencils of all time are these Dr. Grip ones that I can only get in Japan. Whenever I go, I get about 20 and they’re about $10 each!!! They’re much better than the Dr. Grip brand in the U.S.

  110. Michelle says:

    I have a favorite pen I write with. I get very upset when I can’t find it.

  111. Krista says:

    I don’t have a specific pen/pencil that’s my fav. just a type. I like black gel roller ball pens I like the rubber grip and the fact I don’t have to press to write which helps my bad wrists. πŸ˜€

  112. Michele says:

    Its SNOWING here in Philly….Your snow costume isnt funny mother nature! πŸ™

  113. Julia says:

    I found the best pens when I was studying abroad in Vienna–they were just 3 euro Pilot pens but they were great and they don’t seem to be sold in the US :(. I stocked up before I came back but I’ve used them all up so now I have to settle for second best.

  114. Socaltrojan says:

    My fav are black gel pens! I love the ones that are clicks & have a grip πŸ˜‰

  115. Miso says:

    I am going to buy guerlain foundation today !! Pretty excited hope it’s great stuff!!

  116. Grace Vick says:

    Now this is a perfect fall day here in Tulsa, ok!

  117. AK says:

    OH lawwwd don’t even get me started on my fave writing utensil! I love the zebra pen, Good old Bic Ultra round stic grip, and the old school Uniball pen of the 90’s in that light blue color. FAVESIES.

    I had a dream about Tabs last night! He was being hilarious. Must’ve been looking at MBB way too late last night before bed. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  118. Karen C says:

    I’m so tired because I went on an allnighter for work. πŸ™

  119. Savi Malfitano says:

    Can’t wait for Halloween!

  120. Melody says:

    My favorite writing utensil is definitely the Sharpie pen, the really thin ones that come in every color! I tried the Sharpie graphite pencils but they really disappointed me, sigh.

  121. Steph says:

    Ooooh I’m hosting my first ever Halloween party tomorrow! What are u planning to be?? My sis had sewed a max costume for me for the kid in where the wild things are. πŸ™‚

  122. Heidi says:

    I could watch The Wedding Singer every week. I guess it’s the 80s music lover in me that keeps me enjoying that romantic comedy over and over….

  123. Gala says:

    I love my Pilot 0.4 pens in pink and purple. yes. girly.

  124. Lia says:


    Most exciting part of my week is that Vanderbilt is tied with Arkansas right now. College football always makes for fun Saturdays. Go Dores!

    P.S. I would so love a Sephora gift card!

  125. Veronica says:

    I love to write with my daughter’s magic markers! Today it is snowing/ sleeting/ raining in Delaware. It is October!!! Yuck! On a happier note, I am wearing Bottega Veneta perfume and love it!

  126. Laura says:

    Really random comment but I just wondered if anyone else has read the hunger games yet? I’ve just finished and thought it was brilliant! Karen I think you would really enjoy it! You should read it before the film comes out next year!

  127. Gabriela C. says:

    I wanna win!

  128. Mindy M. says:

    In 5 years I will be married and hopefully not a contractor anymore!!!

  129. Happy Saturday! πŸ™‚ Putting that film on my “chick flicks to watch” list πŸ˜›
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … An autumnal classic | Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum fragrance review, photos, details

  130. Katie says:

    Hey Karen and Tabs!

    In 5 years I see myself owning my own line of skincare. I have extremely big dreams and a passion for skin cancer awareness! Stay healthy and enjoy your weekend πŸ˜€

  131. Ru says:

    I really liked something borrowed! I thought it was going to be dumb, but it was a good movie for the girl who doesn’t always take risks or is the center of attention.

  132. Leota says:

    I don’t like really small fine tipped pens. They make my writing look crappy for some reason :-/
    My local Target just put up a side aisle display of ELF holiday palettes and other makeup items so I grabbed a palette that had a good mix of warm and bright shadows for $5. Haven’t tried it yet but hope they’re pigmented enough. They’ve got some nice colors in the palette πŸ™‚

  133. Mary says:

    My brother got me the Naked palette as a birthday gift a couple of weeks ago. Does that count? πŸ™‚

  134. Jenifer` says:

    LOVE your blog Karen, I hope you find your pencil!

  135. Kelly M. says:

    can’t wait for Halloween, I love staying home and watching scary movies.

  136. Marian says:

    The last eyeshadow I purchased was Chanel Gris Exquise. I just love it. I wear it all the time; it’s so versatile. I can do a perfecr smokey eye with it or just use it in the crease with a pale color on the lid. It’s buttery soft and blends like the dickens. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t pull blue on me as most greys do.

  137. Teresa says:

    The last eye shadow I bought was the Eyes to Kill Armani in # 11. The most surprising thing this weekend was breaking up with my boyfriend. Your blog always cheers me up.

  138. M. says:

    I always lose my cell phone so far I have only lost one permanently, usually I find my cell phone, but sometimes it has taken a week locate it.

  139. helen says:

    sorry you lost your favorite mechanical pencil– I hate when that happens!!

  140. Julie says:

    In college, I always had my trusty Zebra M-402 for all of my Econ finals (for luck). I lost it when I graduated, so I tried to buy another one for my first job out of school, only to find out Staples doesn’t sell them anymore!! #firstworldproblems

  141. Jenn says:

    yay sephora! I don’t like romantic comedies. Sorry lol

  142. M. says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought was Chanel’s blazing gold.

  143. Jean Clare says:

    I took a picture with a 5-foot tall hot-pink stiletto statue in Vegas earlier this week. I love your site!

  144. Jarucha says:

    I hate writing with a pen…I’m all for mechanical pencils since I make too many mistakes and need to be able to erase them!

  145. Lors says:

    Last eyeshadow I bought was Nars Ondine in sept. Would love to win sephora card!

  146. Catherine says:

    Yeah, I had a favorite mechanical pencil from Mars…but they don’t make it anymore! Bummer.

  147. Carol says:

    I love Pentel writing instruments! I have the same mechanical pencil and I’ve used it so much the metal tip always unscrews while I’m writing. I think I grip my pens too tightly or something. Pentel always gets rids of the pen & pencil models that I like so I try to stock up when I see them. My favorite pen is/was the Pentel Hybrid Gel Roller (in black, blue, red) but I think they discontinued them. I can only find the Hybrid Gel Rollers with the rubberized grips now (no likey) or just the refills for the pens πŸ™

    Oh, and my favorite romantic comedy is Moonstruck.

  148. Kim Tran says:

    Fat Dr. Grip pens are my favorite.

  149. I don’t have a lucky drafting pencil, but I’ve got a lucky pen. A certain brand, a certain color, now discontinued. Thankfully I stocked up on them a few years back, so I have some extras…but yeah. I’ve had those days where I had to find -=that pen=-! (Sure you can write a journal entry with any writing instrument; but…it isn’t the same. It’s just not.)

    Last time I gave someone makeup as a gift: August 2011 (so two months ago)
    Last eyeshadow I bought: the new Aromaleigh shadows
    Favorite romantic comedy: I’m more of an ‘sociological science fiction’ person. I can’t remember the last romantic comedy I watched all the way through.
    I have no idea where I’ll be in five years, but I hope I’ll be in my new house!

  150. Bruna Louise Azevedo says:

    I lost my favorite Pentel too! =(

  151. Christina Tran says:

    I love Southern California’s autumn cold nights!

  152. martan says:

    I just received the new flyers from sephora so good luck to me.

  153. Lucia says:

    I couldn’t find my red skinny belt anywhere =( and it would’ve gone perfectly with a costume I was wearing yesterday for a party…but I found a decent alternative in the end =)

  154. Iris says:

    I love romantic comedies! My favorite one is “He’s Just Not That Into You” πŸ™‚

  155. Kristy says:

    AHH I love Something Borrowed! I agree with you, I don’t know what the critics were thinking I loved it. You should definitely read the book if you liked the movie.

  156. Christine says:

    My fav romantic comedy has to be Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It’s so funny :D.

  157. Lori says:

    I am having a great week. Everything is looking up and my husband will be home for Christmas!

  158. steph b says:

    I treated myself to Chantecaille Rose Gold today. I plan to wear it all week long while on vacation!

  159. Rissa says:

    its snowing and i’m trapped in my house πŸ™

  160. Aisha says:

    The last eye shadow I purchased was the BH Cosmetics 120 eye shadow palette! I’m going to have that thing FOREVER! Soooo many colors!

  161. Carolyn says:

    My favorite pens are the Pentel gels. I’m forever leaving them all over my classroom, so naturally they’re never in my desk drawer when I need to grade papers.

  162. Grace says:

    Can’t wait for the holidays coming up!!

  163. Becca says:

    I love my kitty, ham sandwich

  164. LYNDSAY says:


  165. Adia says:

    my favorite romantic comedy is a Korean movie ”My sassy girl” πŸ™‚
    Adia recently posted … Halloween makeup.

  166. Ginelle says:

    Today is the first snow fall of the season on the East Coast. Great weather to cozy up with a good book and hot chocolate πŸ™‚

  167. Emily says:

    I love using real pencils (the kind you have to sharpen)!

  168. Courtnie says:

    I like .07 lead πŸ™‚

  169. Mina says:

    I finally purchased the Urban Decay 15th anniversary eyeshadow palette! So excited for it to arrive!

  170. Nat says:

    It is snowing here in Virginia. It’s only October. kind of enjoying it πŸ™‚

  171. Hailey says:

    I loved the book “something borrowed” and the movie was nice, but I think I prefer the book.

  172. Stephanie says:

    In 5 years I will definitely not be working as a waitress.

  173. Soo says:

    I’ve always been about fine tipped pens over pencils, but lately I’ve been liking regular pencils (ones you have to sharpen) to write with due to a recent studying kick.
    Soo recently posted … Hard Candy Meteor-Eyes Baked Eyeshadow in Supernova

  174. Oh I really love this competition. The last eyeshadow I bought was Omega by mac! A lot of girls wear this color on their brows. But I bought it so I could have a nude grey/beige look with bare skin… It really is the ultimate eyeshadow just to make your eyes pop during the weekdays when you don’t want a lot of makeup. + it’s a matte color!!

    xoxo Love your blog

  175. Jessica says:

    Apart from my obsession with makeup, I also have a painful obsession with pens. If you’re looking for a new lucky writing implement you should definitely check out πŸ™‚

    Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!
    Jessica recently posted … I Heart Matte?

  176. Terri B says:

    i have to have certain pens for certain tasks and no other pens will do.

  177. Susan says:

    I love pentel pencils.

  178. Melissa says:

    Missing warm southern california as winter has arrived in my area.

  179. Cass says:

    The last eye shadow I purchased was the Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Palette and I am not sure about it. I might actually return it. It just does not seem to have any color pay off on my skin. I have seen other people wear it and you can see distinct colors. On my skin, the only color that shows up in the light purple shade in the bottom right. Everything else is just sparkle with no color. I am bummed about it because it looks great on other people!

  180. TL says:

    Excited for Halloween party tonight

  181. Monika says:

    I love all the pencils from Staedler. Bought millions of them when I was living in Switzerland:)
    BTW I am going to see Crazy Stupid Love in cinema tomorrow! So excited!!!!

  182. kalcedon says:

    I gave my mum a lipstick for her last birthday :).

  183. Carrie Ann says:

    I don’t really have a favorite pen/pencil, but I always love pens that have blue ink. My favorite romantic comedy is probably “Roman Holiday”. The last eye shadows I bought were from the MAC holiday collection, Snow Season and Frozen Blue Mineralize e/s.

  184. Rebecca says:

    I converted to writing in pen when I was taking a chemistry course over the summer. My professor said we should not write in pencil as scientists aren’t allowed to make mistakes. I’m afraid to invest in a good pen though, as I tend to lose things!

  185. Chloe says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…love reading your blog and love your swatches of the makeup…gives me a better idea of the product before I make a purchase πŸ™‚

  186. Shana says:

    I have to say, I loved Something Borrowed!

  187. jade says:

    It’s snowing here and it is October. We will have a white Halloween.

  188. Cornelia says:

    I love pens, but I never get to use them because I’m a music major and we have to use pencil for all manuscript work

  189. Jane says:

    I am obsessed with pens and pencils and my favorite pen are the ones from Asia, but the ones that I use right now is uni-ball signo.

  190. Marivel says:

    I want to see Puss in Boots! Is Tabs going?

  191. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy Halloween!

  192. Betony says:

    Urban decay is breaking me! Luv!

  193. Ana says:

    My favorite writing implements are Zebra mechanical pencils.

  194. Lauren says:

    My last eyeshadow? Maybelline’s Grey Matters duo–I love it for fall and winter!

  195. Cyra says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought was from sephora (it was the 20% off F&F, of course I had to splurge. I got two palettes: the Too Faced sweet dreams makeup collection and the Urban Decay rollergirl palette. I drooled over the swatches you put up of the rollergirl palette far too long for me to not get it!

  196. Katelynn says:

    I read the book, but I’d love to see the movie!

  197. jenn s. says:

    My favorite Rom Com would have to be “Notting Hill.” I just loved Hugh Grant (“Oopsy-daisy!”) in it and his nutty roommate, played by Rheys Ifans, stole the movie. Oh, and who could forget “Bridesmaids”? How freakin’ hysterical was Melissa McCarthy as Meghan?! Her driving that van full of puppies just killed me, LOL!!!

  198. Jill says:

    my dad used to have one of those – i would always steal it! lol. we are getting dumped on with snow here….yuk!

  199. Coral says:

    Last night my friend did some awesome makeup on me for an angel costume. Although, I’m not sure exactly how well it went with the actual costume.

  200. Sherry says:

    Looking for a good matte grey eyeshadow to use for the crease. Any suggestions?

  201. Kylee says:

    I love that movie!

  202. Lauren says:

    At work I have to write with a “skinny sharpie”. My boss thinks its the weirdest thing but I just love the way it looks.

  203. xmissxandristx says:

    my stupid boyfriend canceled on me tonight and now i’ve got this costume and no place to wear it. boys are jerks.

  204. Melodyy says:

    My favorite movie of allll time is The Holiday. It’s a RomCom but there’s something about it that doesn’t make it quite as cheesy (in my opinion).

  205. Gina G says:

    Favorite romantic comedy of all time, The Princess Bride!! πŸ™‚

  206. sweeks1980 says:

    I’m very picky about my writing implements. I like pens (not pencils), and my favorite pen is the Uni-Ball Vision with a fine point.

  207. Jennifer says:

    I’m glad you liked the movie – I’ve been wanting to see it! The book is good too!

  208. Mimi says:

    looking forward to the holidays. woo!!

  209. Lisa Marie says:

    I once had a Dr. take one of my nice cross pens. He returned it to my locker with a note in the voice of the pen– it was quite entertaining. I suppose it didn’t help that I called him at 3 am during one of my night shifts to remind him to return said beloved pen….

  210. Jaa Maurer says:

    u like “love actually”

  211. Rene Groyer says:

    i bought Mac makeup for my neice who just turned 21.She loved it as they were all the latest colours

  212. Srae33 says:

    My favorite romantic comedy is Annie Hall – best movie ever!

  213. Mary Lou says:

    so glad it is the weekend!

  214. Kate says:

    The last eyeshadows I bought were the two NARS shades that were on sale for 8 bux on!

  215. Josie McHale says:

    Just visited a Sephora store in SF as I have a 20% coupon for friends and family and went crazy buying stuff. Gifts and skin care for myself. πŸ™‚ If you have the friends and family coupon, it ends Nov 2nd so hurry!

  216. Annaham says:

    My favorite pen is my Stabilo drawing pen that I use for cartooning. It is awesome!

  217. onegreatsmile says:

    I bought 3 tubes of a discontinued lipstick that I managed to track down, and LOST ONE. It was in my purse, now it’s GONE. Can’t find it anywhere. I feel your mechanical pencil PAIN!!

  218. Jessica says:

    I am a fan of interchangeable multi-colored pens. But my go to pen is a Jet Stream. Luckily I have tons of free back-ups so I don’t dwell when I lose one.

  219. BooBooNinja says:

    Still chuffed that I did a real makeup “look” for my entry into the Breast Cancer Awareness giveaway. πŸ™‚

  220. Maple says:

    aww, sucks that you lost your pencil! I remember the pain when I lost my favorite pencil πŸ™ My favorite writing implement now is the calligraphy pen πŸ™‚

  221. T.Davis says:

    My router is finally working

  222. My favorite writing implement (a pen/pencil) would be anything with a fountain tip. I love dark rich ink!!! In addition I have good penmanship too!

    My FAVORITE romantic comedy of all time is The Proposal. I LOVE SANDRA BULLOCK!!! SHE IS TOO FUNNY!
    Where do you see yourself in five years?
    This was a little difficult to think about, but I have to say that passion does not stop me from what i love doing and that’s Photography! I see myself with my own gallery/restaurant.

  223. Hillary says:

    I love the movie Wimbledon!

  224. Anna says:

    I love using pens with a toy attached to a spring on the end – it drives my cat wild watching it bounce around! Makes my homework much more interesting :p

  225. Becca says:

    I didn’t really like the movie “Something Borrowed” just because I was such a HUGE fan of the books and the movie versions of books can NEVER compare (although some get quite close-like the Harry Potter series and LOTR series!!). I felt like the movie didn’t accurately portray the depth of the friendship between Darcy and Rachel-the way they were constantly competing their whole lives but truly loved each other like sisters. PS: If you can’t get enough Rachel and Dex, they make a cameo in Emily Giffin’s “Heart of the Matter”!!

  226. Newsha says:

    Would love to pick up a few things for holiday looks!

  227. katie says:

    I am dying to get my hands on Sephora’s “moonshadow baked palette in-the-nude.” Perfect colors for fall…and winter….and new years.

  228. Melissa Kecken says:

    First off I just want to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your BLOG!! I look SO FORWARD to seeing your BEAUTIFUL face & TABS EVERYDAY!! You have totally INSPIRED ME To be MY BEST!! I am finally after putting it off, due to fear, health issues like a rare Thyroid disease I have called Hoshimotos & Diabeties & getting a Hysterectomy last OCT going to be starting my career In The Makeup Industry!! I really look up to YOU!! And appreciate all that you do each and everyday!! In 5 years I hope to be a WONDERFUL MASTER MAKEUP ARTIST & take my talent to helping sick people feel BEAUTIFUL on the inside & out by giving free makeovers!! I also want to open my own line of body scrubs, washes & sprays!! I PRAY TO GOD that I WIN THIS!! I NEED IT SO SO BADLY!! I have so many items I need for this field that I am getting into, and I LOVE SEPHORA!! They have several items I want and this will help Me out SO SO MUCH!! I Thank YOU, TABS & GOD for bringing your blog into my life!! I have joined several blogs and recently have unsubscribed to them except for YOURS!! You are the BEST & are MY MUSE!! Have a BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND DOLLFACE!! πŸ™‚

  229. Lisa says:

    WORD on the mechanical pencils- I will never use a regular pencil again!

  230. Bridget says:

    the last eyeshadow i bought is Benefit’s Fancey Pansey. πŸ™‚

  231. Chelsey says:

    I looove writing in pen more than pencil. Especially gel pens πŸ™‚ Reminds me of middle school haha.

  232. Liene says:

    I got black heels today and they’re just awesome.

  233. Krista says:

    Heart burn sucks.

  234. Vanessa says:

    It’s snowing right now. ahhhh!

  235. Jess Ouest says:

    Mosquitoes are everywhere here right now! I must have sweet blood, because they sure do love biting me πŸ™

  236. K says:

    Love watching mindless romantic comedies, but i cannot believe you passed up Captain America! It’s a pretty good movie!:D

  237. Santa says:

    I want perfume that smells like chocolate, lime or oranges. Also-it’ s already Sunday where I live πŸ™‚

  238. colleen b says:

    I gave my friend some lip gloss for her birthday in august.

  239. courtney says:

    thanks for the giveaway! 9 months pregnant, and would love to win!

  240. Tukta says:

    Love this movie also !

  241. Dana says:

    Love your blog!

  242. Tiff S. says:

    Why I am I obsessed with foundation and eyeshadow, now? I want to buy want to buy every foundation in my shade or every new eyeshadow that is out there. It’s crazy.

  243. Tori says:

    I love that movie! I read the book and have respect for Ginnifer Goodwin (shes so cute!)

  244. Bernice says:

    I’m in need of winter boots!

  245. Anna says:

    I’m illegally eating a cookie in the library =P

  246. Cass says:

    I have purchased any new beauty products in a longtime. I would really love $50 to spend at Sephora.

  247. Margherita says:

    I recently bought Woodwinked e/s, and it’s absolutely lovely. It shows up very gold and almost orange on me, but it is still very flattering.

  248. Meeting all my boys for sushi and sake tonight and I’m super excited! (Also, totally rockin’ the messy bun and smoky eye today – got both right on the first try!)

  249. I am non stop listening to Bey’s Party song…lol

  250. Rebecca says:

    My hubby and I went on an awesome 5 mile hike this morning on the central coast of California. Such a beautiful day here! Good luck on finding your pencil! πŸ˜‰

  251. Ava says:

    Thank you Karen for all of your wonderful info. I’ve learned so much at your site. Have been a long time lurker for probably three years. Thanks again!

  252. Jolyn says:

    I haven’t even touched a pencil since the last time I had to do a fill in the bubble test sheet in college.

  253. Brianna says:

    Happy (almost) Halloween!

  254. Lori says:

    I love Pentel RSVP fine point pens in black. They are kinda hard to find and I’ve been known to tear apart the pen aisles in Staples and Office Depot looking for them. They are the only writing pen I use for both work and personal communications.

  255. Sarah says:

    I have a guilty pleasure when it comes to Pretty Woman πŸ˜‰

  256. philly phil says:

    oddly enough, I lost 2 items in my car this week– an umbrella and a pencil case. Fortunately, both were recovered from the land of lost things (AKA the crazy crevices in between the seats). Taking advantage of the Friends & Family Sale this weekend– but I’m pretty sure I have a few more items on my list!

  257. Maureen says:

    I am hoping we keep our power with this crazy snow storm.

  258. Theresa says:

    I always buy makeup as gifts! (hahaha, it’s what I know best!) And the last eyeshadow I bought was the Too Faced Smokey Eye collection and it was for a gift! =)

  259. Julia says:

    The last makeup item I bought was a Sonia kashuk tinted mosturiser, and I really like it.

  260. Natassha says:

    I just purchased Mac satin taupe!!

  261. Stacey F. says:

    I just got the holiday Sephora catalog. Me wantee!!!!

  262. yuri says:

    the last eyeshadow i got was from lancome. its call “It” list and its a matte black eyeshadow nothing special πŸ™‚

  263. Jen says:

    I had that in 0.7mm lead, but it either got lost or broke. I miss it.

  264. Naomi says:

    I prefer pencil over pen πŸ™‚

  265. Rachel says:

    I love your blog your super talented & I love to watch your tutorials please do more. Really this month has been very depressing for our family. We have experienced one death & two elderly people are now fighting for their lives. I don’t really know what else to say besides please say some prayers for our family & friends. Thanks again and I look forward to all of your blogs

  266. Helena says:

    I had to switch from Firefox to Chrome recently…I am not a happy camper. Hmph.

  267. Miri says:

    I just bought For Effect and Let’s Skate paint pots from Glitter and Ice. Love ’em!

  268. Jen Toohey says:

    I am a stay at home mom of three and don’t have a lot of time for the Internet but I always read your blog. Keep up the good work!

  269. Kristina says:

    I just purchased a few essence eyeshadows today! looking forward to trying them out.

  270. alison c says:


  271. Jess says:

    Pentel’s EngerGel Ink pens are by far my FAVOURITE pens ever!!! Perfect for writing TONS without getting hand cramps!

  272. Nicola says:

    The last eyeshadows I purchased were those 8 pan Wet n Wild palettes. I got them from Walgreens, surprisingly although they wont ship overseas they accept non-US credit cards. I got them sent to a friend in the US and they are currently on their way to me here. Excited!
    Nicola recently posted … 27 October: Faded Florals

  273. Sandhya says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought was Urban Decay Smog!

  274. Tammie says:

    I don’t have any Sephora beauty products but there are several I want to try. Maybe, this will be my chance.

  275. Samantha says:

    Romatic Comedies are my absolute favorite!! I love She’s the Man. Haha.

  276. Tania says:

    Hi Karen,
    Just wanted to say that we have lots of snow here in NJ today. We never get snow in October. And the last eye shadow I purchased was MAC’s moleskin.

  277. Lynn says:

    I loved ‘Something Borrowed’!

  278. princessLiNDS says:

    im a lefty, so i like a good black ink that doesnt smear. pencil always gets all over my hand !

  279. Wendy says:

    I can’t believe it snowed all day in PA. Decided to watch Season 2 of Modern Family instead of checking out the new MAC line and buying some much needed facial moisturizer.

  280. LMC1971 says:

    My favourite romcom is “Notting Hill”…I will always watch it when I see it on TV!

    Thanks and happy weekend. Lisa

    I’m following you on Twitter (LittleMama71) and have retweeted:

    Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  281. Christine says:

    Catching up with the DVR on a Saturday night with a glass of wine!

  282. Kayla says:

    Recently I purchased a ton of stuff from Lush (mainly for the face) and it has been amazing! I’m always for natural products especially if somewhat affordable. I’m a happy camper πŸ™‚ Snuggled up with a glass of Pino Grigio and my BB Seaweed Mask!

  283. Ebru says:

    It is snowing in NY and I am stuck at home but enjoying the beautiful view outside! Thank you so much for the giveaway Karen! πŸ™‚

  284. Jamie Rebecca says:

    i finally got to ULTA to use my 20% coupon… now i’m jonesing for some Sephora!

  285. Sherrie says:

    I have learned Friday my job is being outsourced. My last day is December 15th….Oh well..It is what it is…

  286. Olivia says:

    just went to CVS to buy some makeup by i forgot my just bitten lip stain in my cart!!

  287. Iris says:

    It’s not my personal favorite so, it’s kind of a coincidence that I was using that very pencil yesterday! Maybe I stole it from you without realizing!

  288. Jenna says:

    I love Sephora!

  289. Dominique D says:

    The last eyeshadow(s) that I purchased in the Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette.

  290. Susan P. says:

    Our high school drama club is putting on The Haunted Stage today and tomorrow and lots of ghoulish make-up and fake blood. Students are doing the make-up and it’s interesting to see what the come up with.

  291. Tierra says:

    Fave rom com = Love Actually. <3
    Thanks Karen for the wonderful giveaway!

  292. Beth O says:

    My all time favorite romantic comedy is Sixteen Candles! How’s that for dating myself?!!??!!

  293. Courtney Washington says:

    The book “Something Borrowed” is so much better than the book.

  294. Aysha says:

    Hey Karen,
    Thanks for holding these contests and my comment for you is that I am hoping to buy the new Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara πŸ™‚

  295. I think my favourite rom-com is Love Actually.. but I like a new term I heard recently… “Zom-com!” (Zombie Comedy.)

  296. Erin says:

    Something Borrowed is a cute movie! Crazy critics.
    Erin recently posted … Extra, extra, read all about it!

  297. laura says:

    i adore sanford uniball roller pens in micro (.5, .3 mm) for writing and sometimes drawing. i think those are my most favorite pens ever.

  298. irishkicks says:

    I love writing with a good pen

  299. layla says:

    something borrowed looks promising! im a big fan of romantic comedies that give u a warm feel-good buzz after its over! putting it on my list of what to watch next.. thanks!

  300. peach_ says:

    Japan has it down when it comes to writing/drawing instruments! Have you had that drafting pencil for a long time? I’m going to rent Something Borrowed now thanks to you. I read the book and thought it would be much more fitting as a movie!
    peach_ recently posted … Dior Vernis NY 57th 807 (Gris City Collection)

  301. Ashley says:

    I went to Sephora to buy new foundation…and walked out with two extra products! Ain’t that always the way?

    I got Laura Mericer Oil-Free Foundation, Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15, and Urban Decay’s Super-saturated Lip Color in Crush.

    I’d say I regret it, but all of them have ended up being too amazing for me to take back!

  302. VictoriaJane says:

    Ooooooo love John Krasinski. Away we go was a good surprise.

  303. lorraine says:

    going to a ballet workshop today! πŸ˜€

  304. Alix says:

    Mechanical pencils are the only kind I’ll use. In other news, it’s snowing and howling outside…

  305. Alisa says:

    I like blue pens

  306. mrsshukra says:

    Finally watching DVR of Project Runway finale!

  307. Claire says:

    the last eyeshadow i bought was an eye tint from becca

  308. Michelle says:

    its like two degrees out!

  309. MMM says:

    Need mo makeup!

  310. Lucy says:

    It’s almost Halloween & I’m watching horror movies on TCM. I’m watching The Body Snatcher with Boris Karloff. Such a creepy movie! I’ve watched it many times.

  311. Just purchased the MAC make it perfect brush kit in special edition. I’m excited to try it later! πŸ™‚

  312. Marilyn says:

    Love your blog and E.T. is the most terrifying movie to me!! LOL

  313. Melissa says:

    Zebra SE pens are quite possible one of my favorite simple pleasures in life!

  314. Tori says:

    I LOVE something borrowed! πŸ™‚ my new fave romantic comedy! I’m glad my best friend made me watch it lol

  315. Melanie says:

    My biggest surprise this week is that I get to spend my 1 year anniversary in a fabulous art deco hotel. I’m so excited. Did my nails a perfect vintage red to do with the theme. πŸ™‚

  316. Lisa says:

    I really want to get the sold out Nars blush palette at sephora!!

  317. Erika says:

    Love gel pens..uniball brand usually. Also im bummed abt all these lemmings you’ve created and my wallet can’t handle it! Lol

  318. Maca says:

    i’m so tired =_=
    Bottle feeding and taking care of orphaned kittens is exhausting!

  319. Valbona Hada says:

    While I do not have a specific romantic comedy favorite, I do have a favorite romantic drama-The Story of Us. I have fallen in love with the movie and it never fails to make me cry.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  320. lindsay says:

    Happy Early Halloween!!

  321. Jess says:

    I love giving Lush gift boxes or OCC lip tars as gifts, and my friends adore them! Gotta say I’d be happy to get either if it was my birthday πŸ˜‰

  322. Angela R says:

    I loved “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” Also loved “Fools Rush In”!!! I love romantic comedies!!!:-)

  323. vonnie says:

    last eyeshadow: benefit creaseless creams in birthday suit
    vonnie recently posted … Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer Review

  324. Maria says:

    I only write with ball point pens..

  325. Catherine says:

    I totally get what you mean!! I refuse to use wood pencils, I hat losing my mehanical ones….
    Hmmm, debating on splurging on some perfumes….. thinking CK forbidden euphoria or Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret….

  326. Sara says:

    I love PaperMate Gel pen in 0.7 ! They are great and I have even converted people at work!

  327. chanelle says:

    My Favorite romanitc comedies are The Best Man and The Wedding Date. But I love the Something Borrowed and Something Blue Books

  328. Janet says:

    I’ve liked a lot of the recent romcoms in theaters!

  329. nekosan says:

    I prefer fountain pens.

  330. Sharon says:

    Have a great week!

  331. Janelle says:

    o0o0, I wanted to watch Something Borrowed (especially since there’s a badminton scene and I LOVE badminton!), so I’m happy to hear it was pretty good.

  332. Zoey says:

    It’s cheesy, but I love “13 Going on 30”. I thought Jennifer Garner was so cute in that movie!

  333. julie says:

    i love sephora!!!

  334. Kate says:

    Ohhh! I love that pencil too! in fact… I have so many of them lol

  335. Selina says:

    I’m actually more excited about a lipgloss I bought- Rimmel’s stay glossy in Yours Forever. It looks very similar in color to Dior’s Black Tie Plum, just without the shimmer. Since it cost me about $3 instead of $30, I’m willing to forgive the lack of shimmer.

    Somehow I’m still longing for Black Tie Plum, though. I think it’s the idea of owning a luxury lipgloss… I’m so materialistic!

  336. Liz says:

    I currently have a blue gel pen that I’m particularly fond of, although my favourites change often, :). I’ve actually never given anyone makeup as a gift, because very few of my friends actually have an interest in makeup and I always figure they would appreciate other things more.

  337. Jacqueline says:

    Omgoodness, I know exactly how you feel about losing your mechanical pencil! Losing a mechanical pencil, especially a favorite, makes me soo sad! πŸ™ My personal favorite is Pentel’s twist-erase in 0.5 — gotta love fine point! πŸ˜€

  338. Bonnie says:

    My favorite romantic comedy is probably When Harry Met Sally, followed closely by While You Were Sleeping.

  339. Judy says:

    there’s no autumn in Canada apparently…spring, summer, then 6 months of winter…

  340. Zharlynne says:

    I’ve never won a contest before =(

  341. Rozae says:

    I have my everyday fav pen with me at all times, then I have whatever pens at home. My all time fav pen of all time is tucked away for special writings! Mechanical pencils I keep at home, I hate to lose them.

  342. Jennifer says:

    I watched Something Borrowed and I really didn’t like it!!! It was so unrealistic…

  343. Jessica says:

    I’m sorry about the loss of your favorite pencil! πŸ™ I would be devastated if I lost my favorite dark grey Dr. Grip mechanical pencil! I’ve had it for almost 7 years!

  344. Carolyn says:

    I love office supplies- paper, pencils, and pens- could spend hours shopping for them. My two favorite mechanical pencils (right now) are the Pentel Twist Erase 0.5 and the Papermate Titanium. Also in 0.5. I really love my Rapidograph too.

  345. Yuri says:

    I read the book Something Borrowed and watched the movie as well! πŸ™‚

  346. kelly says:

    i got some bonus brownie points to hanging out with the future in-laws…yes! hehe

  347. ola says:

    I saw this film – nice and sweet.

  348. Cristina says:

    Yesterday afternoon, I gave two mascaras and a lotion to my sisters in law and mother in law. sharing beauty to love ones.

  349. Kriszta Jakab says:

    HY! I thought about your question that when did i give make-up as a gift….NEVER…and i thought why…and the answer is sad:( the people that i am surrounded with aren’t using make- up as i am….and it’s making me sad because make-up enhances beauty, and gives grace, and charm to women:) But i share my stuff with my mom and it’s such a great feeling!!!
    Lovely giveaway,thank you!xoxo

  350. Melitina says:

    The last eyeshadow I bought is MAC’s Aquadisiac, and it’s freakin’tastic!!!!!

  351. artemis says:

    aww, i wanna see that movie too! tabbs is cute in that pic πŸ˜€

  352. Sue C. says:

    Sorry you lost your lucky pencil. I feel your pain since I too become very attached to my favorite pens and pencils. Enjoy your mild California weekend!

  353. chibicheeks says:

    The first one that actually came to mind was the Wedding Singer. I know it’s a silly movie, but I love it and could watch it over and over again ^_^

  354. Daniella says:

    Could you call a Woody Allen movie a romcon? My favorite of his is “Hanna and her Sisters” I adooore that film!!
    Last night we went to see “the Ides of March”. Just when I thought I couldn’t love Ryan Gosling any more than I do..Hoo.Boy! Yummeh πŸ™‚

  355. Kathy says:

    Loving all the spooky specials on TV for Halloween!

  356. Karen says:

    Best romantic movies “A Walk in the Clouds” & “Serendipity”

  357. Nika says:

    I’ve seen Something Borrowed in the theaters. πŸ™‚ Wouldn’t really give it a 14% rating but I didn’t exactly enjoy it either.

  358. Kelsie Kramer says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Something Borrowed. However, I think I will always love the book more. I am definitely a book > movies gal. ҝ€

  359. Mylie says:

    I can’t remember the last time I bought an eyeshadow! I think I have too much so I try to stop! lol

  360. Maria says:

    I thought the same thing when I saw that movie. It wasn’t super fantastic, but I thought it was pretty decent for a romcom. Did not understand all of the negative reviews. Oh and let your husband watch Captain America, it’s really fun!!

  361. Kprice says:

    Away for the weekend for our 5 year anniversary. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  362. irini says:

    I am planning on gifting nail polishes and a Konad stamping kit to my sister for Xmas πŸ˜€

  363. Kathryn says:

    My favourite chick flick is definitely Love Actually! It’s like 8 chick flicks in one! I watch it every Christmas with my mom πŸ™‚

  364. mn says:

    I can’t believe it’s already snowed twice and we stil have leaves on the trees- green leaves at that.

  365. Colleen says:

    I thought Something Borrowed was pretty good, too! πŸ™‚

  366. Kelsey says:

    Do you have a favorite writing implement (a pen/pencil)?
    I have a ballpoint pen from Planet Fitness that I use all the time just because it has purple ink. πŸ™‚

    WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite romantic comedy of all time?
    The first one that comes to mind is “Knocked Up”.

    What was the most surprising part of your week?
    The six inches of SNOW that we got last night!

    Where do you see yourself in five years?
    Hopefully with at least one child, in our first house.

    What was the last eyeshadow you purchased?
    NYX Haute Look 10 color palette (i didn’t like it).

    When was the last time you gave someone makeup as a gift?
    Last Christmas; I gave my two best girlfriends some nail polishes.

  367. Sage says:

    Just discovered your amazing site- already subscribed to your feed!

  368. Victoria says:

    I can’t believe how much snow we got here on the east coast!

  369. Mami2jcn says:

    It was surprising to hear about the big snowstorm in the northeast!

  370. Samantha says:

    Love your reviews on make-up! I love mascara but have trouble finding the perfect one that doesn’t ultimately flake into my sensitive eyeballs . . uhgg. But I’m a trooper and will keep looking for the perfect one for me. By the way, fav romantic comedy is Serendiipity (although the only laugh parts are from Miss Molly Shannon),

  371. Amanda says:

    I use a black gel pen every day at work!

  372. Danielle says:

    Up too early on a sleep in sunday

  373. Katie-Jean says:

    A $50 gift card to Sephora, Wow!! Thanks Karen!!

  374. Alyse says:

    Maybe Tabs took your pencil…if I can’t find something, I scour the floor, since my three kittens love knocking stuff off counters so they can flip my things about and play with them!

  375. Lili says:

    I loooove pencils but in school I don’t get a chance to use them.

  376. Natalia says:

    I adore the movie love actually!

  377. Robin Shipp says:

    I have a pen I carry everywhere, it holds the little post it flags inside it for marking pages to remember to go back to….amazing! Thanks for the contet!

  378. sara says:

    Looking through the new sephora catalog! One of everything PLEASE!:)

  379. Virginia says:

    I’m generally not a romantic comedy kind of girl, but I could watch the Princess Bride all day long. Thanks for the giveaway!

  380. Schelli says:

    Lovin the Chanel holiday collection, beautiful!! πŸ™‚

  381. Nina says:

    I just went through 15 hours without power thanks to the snow!

  382. Gail says:

    Read in Sun paper – you can get a free Bare Minerals eye liner in one of 2 colors at a local free standing store before Tues

  383. Allie says:

    All of my pencils somehow get sucked into a black hole of oblivion. that’s why I have to buy hundreds of them a year. oh, and also, I love Love LOVE sephora!!

  384. Jane says:

    you should try those sharpie pens, my new favorite!

  385. Amy D. says:

    I am so glad its the weekend. That’s pretty much it!

  386. J says:

    I just bought the new wet and wild matte eyeshadow palette this morning!

  387. Mireya says:

    I DO have a favorite writing implement! haha. It’s the Pilot G2 gel ink rollerball. They never fail me and they have really nice, smooth, very black ink.

    And in makeup related news, I just tried one of the new Revlon Colorburst lip balms and loved it. Very pigmented!

  388. christine says:

    since entering college, i no longer use mechanical pencils. but beauty-wise, i’ve been thinking about trying the shiseido serum! have you ever tried shiseido products?

  389. Izzy says:

    maybe if i dont win the bca contest, i can win this!

  390. Cassey says:

    I bought two packs of two pens from the dollar store a year ago. They were felt tipped black pens that were absolutely a DREAM to use but then some of my classmates borrowed it and lost it. I’m down to one or two pens and the dollar store stopped selling them so I know how you feel.

  391. Sara says:

    Hi Karen!
    I hope you spend a very nice weekend and a happy Halloween Day!

    Cheers from Italy


  392. Ana-Ioana Ciceoi says:

    I’m really happy because I finally found the boots of my dreams. Yey!

  393. Katrina says:

    I’m almost done all of my midterms!

  394. Lisa says:

    I gave my little sister some of my unused makeup (a Stila smudge pot, a UD eyeliner, etc). She was pretty excited to have some high-end makeup!

  395. Rochelle says:

    My Saturday was chill and relaxing :). I hung out with a friend and it was tons of fun πŸ˜€

  396. Robin says:

    I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time this weekend! It was absolutely amazing and very much surprising πŸ˜€

  397. Liz says:

    I prefer pens to pencils, even for the Sunday crossword, but they need to have colored ink – not black! I want the words to stand out against the blah newspaper ink. Ball point is best for puzzles, but felt tip is better for marking up packages (like when I bought a box of pasta – makes sure things get rotated right. I ahve WAY too many pens on my desk right now because I want the right one for each particular application.

    Oh yeah – I tweeted too.!/kittylitter1/status/130692290468524033
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  398. I really liked that movie. I thought it was cute πŸ™‚

  399. Alycia says:

    I couldn’t live without a mechanical pencil — particularly for my calendar. It seems like my calendar changes constantly so I need to be able to erase. But, I have to have a sharp point so I don’t like regularly pencils. It’s funny how we get so particular about things

  400. Brooke says:

    One more week and I’m off to Hawaiiiiiiiiiiii!

  401. Melissa says:

    Just had a cup of yummy Vanilla Chai. I love Sunday mornings.

  402. Amy Chamberlain says:

    My favorite romantic comedy of all time is “An American in Paris” with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Watch it if you can find it. Love the wacky, weird artsy scene towards the end where they dance to famous paintings.

    Karen, I like your hair up in the photo.

  403. Laura Cabezas says:

    You made me wanna watch this movie ! πŸ˜€

  404. Kelly says:

    I love something borrowed!

  405. loofah says:

    I’ve seen Something Borrowed and gotta say….it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

  406. lizzym says:

    i did not know tomorrow id be walking around in a winter wonderland for halloween. so much snow here in nj

  407. Natalie says:

    Favorite romantic comedy would be You’ve Got Mail. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? Can’t go wrong!

  408. Michelle says:

    I just purchased both Bare Minerals READY 8.0 palettes. I can’t wait to try them out. Now I have to decide which to wear first!

  409. Sara P. says:

    Happy Halloween!

  410. Katie says:

    I prefer pens, even when i should be using a pencil ; )

  411. Denniesha says:

    I can’t stand wood pencils!!! I love mechanical pencils the are best next to ball point pens!!!

  412. tina says:

    yes please!:D

  413. Amanda A. says:

    I bought the new I heart matte palette! I’ve been enjoying mixing neutral and bright colors together lately πŸ™‚

  414. Nikki says:

    My most surprising moment of the week was my Dad being nice to and okay to my friends. I see myself with a bachelor’s degree and a nursing degree in five years.

  415. Paula says:

    My favorite romantic comedy is Two Weeks Notice.

  416. Rosemary says:

    Taking a break this afternoon from applying for law schools to shop for some makeup. I should seriously get back to work, ugh.

  417. brittany says:

    i’d love this! happy fall πŸ™‚

  418. Madelynn says:

    I’m drooling over Rae Morris’ impending brush line.

  419. Maya says:

    I dressed up as a flapper for Halloween festivities this weekend and I loved it!

  420. Atifa says:

    I have a cold, and really want to go to bed. But it’s only 5:40 in the evening and I have a meeting at 8 πŸ™

  421. jennifer s says:

    this would be great, shopping at sephora always cheers me up and i need that πŸ™

  422. Elizabeth Paey says:

    My favorite romantic comedy is the Princess Bride. Its a lovely love story of Wesley and Buttercup!

  423. Karen M. says:

    I hope tomorrow is a better day than today

  424. Silvia says:

    I am a pen addict, or so does my husband and friends say. I think I am just a pen collection-ist, ; ) I can’t live or go to work without my Pilot Dr. Grip Pen in Hot Pink. I even purchased refills for it. Its just my favorite!! πŸ˜€

  425. Michele says:

    My favorite pen:
    Pilot Precise (any thickness).

  426. Daniela says:

    Yuck! I’m on the East Coast & we just got hit with a snow storm. About 3 months ago some girl ran a stop sign, totaled my car & I sprained my wrist, & I have been out of work since. Today I thought I would be a good girlfriend and help shovel all that yucky, cold, wet, white stuff on the ground. Now my wrist is sore πŸ™ Sorry, just needed to vent…

  427. Rachel says:

    i have a favorite pencil too!!! mines a pentel graph gear. ive had it for a year now and its the only pencil i use!

  428. C says:

    i prefer pencils over pens

  429. MJ says:

    I’ve been plotting giving makeup as Christmas gifts this year. πŸ˜€

  430. Shelly says:

    My favorite romantic comedy of all time would be The Notebook! =]
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  431. Shannon says:

    I got to shovel snow today. a lot of it. My daughter is going to be a bunny (seriously, like the Easter bunny at the mall) for Halloween, and its going to be 34 degrees:(

  432. Inday says:

    Planning to get my sister-in-law the Naked Palette for Christmas because she’s been wanting it for awhile.. Hope she loves it as much as I love mine!

  433. sherm says:

    I snagged two of MAC’s MES from Glitter and Ice I LOVE THEM! Thought they would be completely overpriced but after trying them in-store I fell in love. Damn them! *shakes fist*

  434. Elin says:

    I’m sure I’ll win one of these one day πŸ™‚

  435. Nini says:

    Almost done with my x-mas shopping…this would be a nice treat for myself!!

  436. Meng says:

    I love ink pens!!

  437. Amanda says:

    Pens all the way! Blue rollerball, ideally.

  438. MODowd says:

    I just purchased a replacement of Urban Decay’s Sellout, as it’s the one shade I run through the quickest, and end up buying over and over.

  439. Tran says:

    I love my G2 pen, my handwriting looks so nice when I write with it!

  440. Supriya says:

    I used to be obsessed with mechanical,pencils!!!!! I used to want them for my birthday gifts hahaha

  441. Laura says:

    I love my mechanical pencils!

  442. Libby says:

    I went to Sephora today, to exchange mascara, and I got a free sample of TFSI!

  443. Marcie says:

    Ah, such a nice giveaway! I could purchase some nice Sephora Christmas presents!

    Happy Halloween πŸ™‚

  444. Ly Thanh Thao says:

    I have a guilty pleasure when it comes to Pretty Woman

  445. Nikki says:

    I love mechanical pencils! I also hope that Sherrie (above in the comments) finds a new job soon!

  446. Amanda says:

    Fave romantic comedy is Runaway Bride!

  447. Maddie says:

    The best part of my week was getting a compliment on my perfume from a cute new guy at work πŸ™‚

  448. morrigan says:

    I just got my mom some quads for natural looks and a smoky eye set from sonic kashuk.. 42 yrs old and I’m teaching her ! XD

  449. morrigan says:

    I just got my mom some quads for natural looks and a smoky eye set from sonia kashuk.. 42 yrs old and I’m teaching her ! XD

  450. Christine says:

    Happy Halloween !

  451. Myr says:

    Ah! Let’s see if I can make a sign for breast cancer awareness by tomorrow! Ha. Tweeted too.

  452. Susan says:

    I just attended my first auction ever today…between fabulous furniture, fine art, bronze statues, heirloom rugs & stained glass lamps, I forced myself to sit on my hands so I wouldn’t mistakenly bid on something I can’t afford!

  453. nabel says:

    just got back from my first vegas trip, i need a pedicure asap!

  454. saku says:

    I see myself traveling in 5 or less years.

  455. lindsey says:

    I spent the weekend in New Orleans to celebrate Halloween and had a BLAST!!!

  456. Fallon says:

    i am compulsive about writing with only black ink pens.

  457. Saddy says:

    One of my favorite romantic comedies is “The Philadelphia Story” – the wit and class of the oldies can’t be beat! But for modern day, I will go with “You’ve Got Mail”. It is so sweet and charming and puts me in the mood for the holidays and dreams of romantic adventures with great men like Tom Hanks!

  458. Caitlin says:

    I rarely ever use a pen as I’m not much of a sketcher/artist. I do prefer a black pen over blue though πŸ™‚ Great giveaway as per usual.

  459. elyse says:

    I love Halloween! Also, i am terrible at drawing.

  460. Michelle B. says:

    I am obsessively territorial about my “good” pens at work. You know the kind, smooth writing and the kind of heft to it that makes it feel substantial. I hate losing them; I feel for you!

  461. Sarah says:

    Favorite writing utensil: pencil.

  462. Bella says:

    I absolutely love Benefit, Urban Decay, and Too Faced. Benefit has really practical palettes, like for concealing or shadows. Urban Decay has awesome names, like Baked, and I love their new Book of Shadows IV, and also their Naked palette. I also love the packaging of Too Faced products, and also the quanity you get in each palette.

  463. I watched Captain America two nights ago and really liked it! Then again, I’m kind of a comic book nerd.
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  464. Salina says:

    I just watched Risky Business for the first time and boy was I surprised it was about hookers. lol and also I’m entering at 12:18am eastern time, so hopefully I made the cut!

  465. katelyn says:

    what color lip sticks are you loving for winter?

  466. Holman says:

    I have that Pumped Up Kicks song STUCK in my head.

  467. Ceci says:

    Hola, kittehs and hoomans! Treat or Treat, no tricks please!

  468. Gans says:

    KITTEHS are number 1 in the universe. All must know this.

  469. Christina says:

    Hello there!
    I recently bought a 5-pack of sharpies (fine point) lol

  470. Aimey says:

    I know “RottenTomatoes” is known for its movie reviews, but I can totally relate when I’ve searched a movie I like only to find that it has one of the lowest rates ever. It makes me reconsider every other rating the website has and I’m more open-minded about finding new movies to watch!

  471. Nina says:

    am i too late? πŸ™‚

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