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

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

Win a $50 Sephora eGift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog
Rise and shine, morning glory! Or, in my case, rise and glow like a dim night light with a 1-watt bulb.

So sleepy…


I feel like I could have slept another two hours, but when I opened my eyes this morning I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I figured I’d come downstairs and see what the Tabinator’s been up to.

The answer to that: about seven feet. At the top of his cat tower, sleeping all rolled up in a cute little ball.

Awwww… He looks so precious. I think I’ll wake him up. πŸ™‚

“Hi, Tabs.” Poke, poke. “Are you sleeping?”

No answer…

“Where’s my toy [codeword for Tabby]? Have you seen Mommy’s toy?” Poke, poke, poke. “Tabby, Tabby, Tabby. Wakey, wakey, wakey.”

LOL! I feel so crazy sometimes.

Which reminds me, if I go see The Muppets this afternoon, what kind of makeup should I wear…?

I’d be tempted to do something worthy of the subject matter, but in a theater filled with kids, candy and soda, that might not be a good idea. It could be the spark that turns the place into this…

“Karen…” Oh, I hear a cup of tea calling my name. Why don’t you enter today’s giveaway, and I’ll be right back. πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, how do you feel about cosplay and getting all made up for special events? What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever done with your makeup and/or hair? What are you wearing on your nails? How often do you de-fuzz your legs, and what kind of wax or razor do you use? — 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, December 4, 2011 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Sephora eGift Certificates can only be redeemed online and are not valid in stores or available for purchase or redemption in Canada. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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

    For the muppets, I’d do a fun bright eye with some shimmers. =0) Maybe blue and greens? or a Pink?

  2. Nikki T says:

    I love Gremlins, and the sequel. So ahead of it’s time.

  3. Amy Rouse says:

    I need to find a sports bra that doesn’t give me una-boob. Any suggestions?

  4. Mai says:

    Cosplay is good if the cosplayers actually put effort into making their costumes, as opposed to just buying a Halloween costume and a wig.
    Mai recently posted … Wet n Wild I Heart Matte Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches and Review

  5. maria says:

    Amazing giveaway!!! I love Sephora!

  6. Denise says:

    I want to try real cosplay! I’ve only gone half-way, copied a bit of the character’s hair and fashion. I want to go all out next time with wigs and props and stuff πŸ™‚
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  7. Chelsie says:

    I don’t get the Muppets hype. They kinda freak me out. Even more than the Smurfs, and those things are WEIRD. But enjoy your movie!
    Chelsie recently posted … Three Ring Mom does NaNoWriMo (again)

  8. Claire says:

    I once went to a party dressed as “bald Britany” AKA britney spears right after she shaved her head and went a bit crazy- basically I smeared mascara and eyeliner all around my eyes and got to wear sweats to a club!

  9. Zharlynne says:

    It’s a cold day in LA nothing better to do than go shopping

  10. N says:

    I would love to have the talent to be able to sew up an amazing costume like some cosplayers!

  11. Cindy G says:

    I love Sephora!

  12. Julie says:

    Love the Gremlins! When I was little people called me Gizmo πŸ™‚

  13. Denise says:

    It never really feels like Christmas to me until I see the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon. That’s always been my favorite holiday show.

  14. stephanie Prince says:

    Hi Karen! What’s your MUST have makeup palette???
    Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway πŸ˜‰

  15. Kelly says:

    One time I just smeared mascara all over my face for photo time.

  16. steph b says:

    I’m going to see the Muppets this weekend too – can’t wait!

  17. Katrina says:

    Ugh so tired today. Just wish I could stay sleeping!

  18. Kylee says:

    i love watching cosplay. i find it hilarious, but id never do it.

  19. Christina says:

    I went on a coffee date Thursday morning and thoroughly enjoyed his company more than anything presented to me in the month of November. And now, hello, December. =]

  20. mn says:

    I ran to Target this morning to pick up the coconut chai tea you recommended and the most incredible thing happened… I found a king size missoni comforter and shams, for less than 35$. AMAZING. I also found a santa had and beard made for cats that I plan on having my kitty guy model on Xmas- oh, the humiliation.
    With regards to the muppets movie- I would definetly wear something sparkly on my fingers as a tribute to the fabulous Miss Piggy. Or maybe a scarf used as a headband- that seems like something she would do.

  21. Nicole says:

    I dyed my hair pink once. I shave daily – gotta have smooth legs! Have a great weekend, Karen!

  22. Krista says:

    I really want to see that movie!

  23. Amanda says:

    I always feel kind of bad when I wake my kitty up from a nap – but I rationalize it by saying hey, she can nap ALL DAY while I’m at work! Lucky kitty.

  24. Avery Dement says:

    I had a similarly cute cat experience this morning. My cat (Jerry) looks a bit like Tabs! Anyway its raining and cold here and he did not want me to get out of bed. He informed me of this by sitting on my belly and nipping me if I tried to move. I guess that’s cute…right?

  25. steph shelton says:

    Hey Karen! Currently wearing OPI’s French Quarter for Your Thoughts on my nails. Perfect shade of gray to make me feel edgy & cool, but last week at Thanksgiving even my super-conservative mom said she liked them! A shade that every generation can agree on!

  26. Jennifer says:

    Oh! The Muppets! Tell us if it’s worthy going to the movies to watch it! Have a good time!!/jennibunnie/status/143027135257391104

  27. i feel a cup of chocolate tea with marshmallows calling me. Yum!

  28. Sandy says:

    Going to a Christmas Party tonight, yeah! Hope you enjoy your day.

  29. Sandra says:

    On my nails I’m wearing Revlons Facets of Fuchsia absolutely lovely color.

  30. Melissa Carla says:

    I love your giveaways!

  31. Yao says:

    I’m wearing NYC’s Chinatown on my nails right now but planning on a more festive Christmasy manicure later today. πŸ™‚

  32. Jane says:

    lazy day.. hopefully not!

  33. TeaBee says:

    Love sephora! I’m in need of new makeup sponges and a new parfume, I hope i’m not on the naughty list this year

  34. Cecille says:

    Fragile Rock Baby!!!!

  35. Cecille says:

    Fraggle.. I hate auto spell

  36. Em says:

    πŸ™‚ You need to try sugaring in lieu of a wax. I found through lifebooker a sugaring place called sugar me los angeles. Fantastic. Hair doesn’t grow back as quickly and you get a mini exfoliation.

  37. Amber says:

    If I was going to the muppets I would use the UD liner in Junkie to add some green to my look.

  38. Mindy M. says:

    I only dress up for Harry Potter related events πŸ˜€

  39. PinkGlitter says:

    I currently have nothing on my nails. I’ve been wanting to paint them all week but have been so busy. When I finally do, I want to use my new Butter London polishes from their holiday collection.
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  40. Elin LLB says:

    My nails are bare today, just the way I like them.

  41. Louise says:

    Unfortunately I’m not wearing anything on my nails yet (prohibited during clinicals) but i’m waiting until the last day to try out Sephora’s Trend Tips in Birds πŸ™‚

  42. Neela says:

    Nothing on my nails yet today, will be painting them later for the next 3 days of work.

  43. Debbie says:

    I’m enjoying a nice lazy Saturday with some espresso πŸ™‚

  44. Kate says:

    I’ve bee wearing nay on my nails for the last little bit and I’m loving it πŸ™‚ It’s Sally Hansen in Navy Baby! Also, go all out for the Muppets!! I love doing special makeup looks even if its for just a random event or seeing a movie on my own.. Its so fun!!

  45. Thea says:

    I **always** feel like I can slept another two hours! At least it’s sunny today – but if we have another 80 degree day in December I’m going to move to the North Pole!

  46. Sabrinna says:

    I love cosplay! Ive been wanting to do it before and just started doing it last year! Now im totally enjoying it. I make my costumes from scratch, with the help of my dad. and also i try my best to style the wig! most manga and anime artists give the characters crazy hair! its a lot of work but in the end if it turns out great, im glad πŸ™‚ and its hella fun to cosplay and meet other cosplayers!

  47. Jaime says:

    I’m wearing OPI Barefoot in Barcelona with 3 coats of Katy Perry Teenage Dream. Trying to track down OPI Rainbow Connection & Gettin Miss Piggy With It. Sold out EVERYWHERE. BTW, I love your blog Karen.

  48. Hana_Berlin says:

    I’m really excited about putting up the Christmas tree this weekend.

  49. nekosan says:

    Goodness, our cats try to help wake us up. Finder (the big galloot) will lick my eyelids if i don’t get up quick enough after the (radio) alarm goes off.

  50. Christina says:

    I love cosplaying so much! The first cosplay I did, I made everything myself! If I ever go back to Comic Con, I want to get a 4 day pass and cosplay something different for the 4 days πŸ™‚

  51. Vanessa says:

    I love doing my makeup for a special occasion. When I went to see the Muppets movie, I wore a look from my TheBalm muppets pallett!

  52. It’s a sunny day today – really brightens my mood when the weather’s great! πŸ™‚ Happy Saturday, Karen!
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  53. Brenda says:

    I’m celebrating my birthday next weekend!

  54. Jenny says:

    I did something similar to my nails last night! I was wearing Catrice Hip Queen Wear Blue Jeans, and then decided to add some crazy glitter (because I’m an adult). I used WnW Diamond in the Rough and did a gradient just like your last post. It needed a ton of topcoat, but whatevs, it’s sparkly.

  55. et says:

    loving the new Deborah Lippmann glitter nail polishes for Christmas πŸ™‚

  56. betSy says:

    hey! love your blog,

    and my suggestion for the show would be that you MUST floss any color from the O-P-I Muppets Collection!

    and in answer to your question about wax, i buy my own wax from Sally’s and don’t pay anyone to do my eyebrows cuz i do them myself!

    thanks and keep bloggin, i really like this place :]

  57. Mariee says:

    I can’t believe it’s December already!

  58. Antithesis says:

    i dyed my hair RED in college

  59. Meredith says:

    I just purchased my sister’s xmas gift and bday gift– I think it might not be that fun to have a birthday so close to Christmas, if your family celebrates it, you know? But she has never complained. I hope she’ll like the Lancome lipstick I got her =D

  60. aslkdfgh when did it become not-September?! D:
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  61. jen. says:

    My fingernails have been bare for over a month now, which is unusual for me. My toes are Butter London’s Big Smoke. Soooo pretty! I need to redo them soon though, it’s finally wearing off.

  62. chibicheeks says:

    I love cosplay, but I’m not a very good sewer and it’s extremely expensive!

  63. tiffany c says:

    Excited to go to a bank party with my friend tonight

  64. Christy O says:

    Why won’t priceline accept my bid for a flight?? I need a vacation!

  65. Anne-Sophie says:

    I love the gremlins, this movie is so fun ! πŸ˜€

  66. Karen C says:

    Im waiting for my La Mer radiant concealer to come to meee πŸ™

  67. Rosemarie says:

    Have a fun weekend with Tabs! Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  68. Gabriela C. says:

    My nails are completely bare today, no nail polish, nothin.

  69. Reema says:

    I’d really love a gift card!

  70. bruna louise says:

    hope i win! ^^

  71. Cyra says:

    I feel like I haven’t painted my nails in forever even though it was really only last week…I had a pretty purple cream polish from essence on. I never realized how great that brand was!

  72. Stephanie Y says:

    I had no idea what cosplay even was till I googled it!

  73. Lisa S. says:

    Ooo I would cosplay in a heart beat (I’m such nerdy geek!) but DH wouldn’t be caught dead doing anything cosplay. Unfortunately, my life is such that I don’t have time for cosplay or anything remotely like that. Le Sigh………… :0)

  74. PS says:

    Happy Saturday. I don’t have anything on my fingernails. Too much upkeep, but defintely have my toenails painted. Pink of course w/ flowers. πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

  75. Eliza says:

    I need to stop shopping. There’s been far too many sales lately that I can’t pass up.

  76. Vnssa906 says:

    So it’s FINALLY feeling chilly in NYC, debating what to wear … Sister is having a boxing party tonight. Team Cotto! πŸ˜‰

  77. Lauren Sutherland says:

    I’m lemming for the new NAked 2 palette

  78. Katherine K. says:

    Loving all the holiday nail polish! I’ve got to get my hands on the China Glaze collections!

  79. Christie says:

    Today is my birthday!! And the best present would be for me to go buy a bottle of Viva La Juicy!

  80. Veronica says:

    Once for a zombie costume i put an oatmeal and molasses mixture in my hair to look like brains….and after I washed it off, my hair was really soft and shiny!

  81. I’m not into cosplay, but I’m in anyway:)
    Antonia at Swedish Love Affair recently posted … Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet

  82. Celina says:

    Actually had the time to do a full face of makeup today… Then it started raining :(. πŸ˜‰

  83. Nadia A. says:

    Hi, Karen, Thank you for the giveaway!

    I just told my hubby that one of the goals for today is for me to find a red lipstick. I have medium olive (MAC NC35) skin. If any of you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them. I normally don’t wear red lipstick (I am a gloss wearing gal). However, red lipstick is perfect for the Holiday Season.

  84. Emma says:

    Went to a christmas bunch this morning and going to a Christmas part tonight! Crazy how it sneaks up on you!

  85. Sylwia says:

    rimmel lasting long violet metal nail polish <3

  86. EJP says:

    Today is the start of finals week, so I will be having no fun until next thursday or friday πŸ™

  87. Joe says:

    everyone is putting up xmas lites butme

  88. Katelynn says:

    I love the Zoya polish from the last birchbox!

  89. Lydia says:

    I actually had never heard of Cosplay until I just recently saw this documentary on TV… I think some of the costumes look kind of cool. haha

  90. pearl says:

    I am wearing Essie Aruba blue πŸ™‚

  91. Grace says:

    Rainy and cold today so I think I’ll get cozy and read a book!

  92. Portia says:

    I don’t like the cold weather of fall/winter but I do live the dark color nail lacquers out for fall/winter. Sephora has a great collection of colors by OPI, Nails Inc, Sephora, Dior & NARS. I can’t wait to fill my order!

  93. jane says:

    god , please let me win. LOL!

  94. Jennifer A. says:

    I’m seeing The Muppets today too!

  95. Shemariah Smith says:

    Hey Karen! I love your blog and the way that you intertwine your love for Tabs with your love for beauty.

  96. cheryl says:

    I love Sephora!!

  97. Jana says:

    I can’t wait till Christmas!

  98. Piscolabis says:

    yay! Christmas is almost here!!!

  99. Camille says:

    i love your blog. i don’t know how i found you, but i’m glad i did! i’m getting my sis the benefit — ticket to glossytown — set. have you tried it?

  100. Gracie says:

    I really want to try Tarina Tarantino Aurora Jewel Shadow Palettes from Sephora.

  101. Tabitha says:

    I could really use some new makeup. My 4 year old son destroyed my last lipstick by using it to color on the mirror…

  102. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t shaved in about 3 years. I always wax now. Yeah, it takes a lot of time, but think of how much time you can save not shaving everyday.

  103. Mia says:

    i love sephora! and giveaways!

  104. yuri says:

    cosplay is cool even more when the people dressing up look like the characters

  105. Julia says:

    I have been debating a tough decision, to get the Naked palette, or Naked 2 from Urban Decay, its impossible to decide!

  106. Lili says:

    I’m wearing Lapiz of Luxury by Essie

  107. Cyn Uehara says:

    Hi there, thanks for the opportunity to win a Sephora gift card.

  108. Jasmine says:

    Im a beast.. i have to shave almost every day. My little cousins love rubbing my prickly legs. Lol. And I have essie mezmerize and china glaze tinsel town on my nails.

  109. Susan says:

    I love (annoy) my cat Princess Girl with my need to wake her when she’s sleeping “cutely”! I am one of those women who has NO IDEA what to do with makeup, let alone for a special occasion. Just came to your blog, looking forward to learning something…hopefully about makeup…LOL! Have fun at the Muppets!

  110. Becky says:

    I want to try some Tarte stuff!

  111. Clara says:

    Dying to go on a shopping spree

  112. pantooka says:

    Thanks for a chance at a giveaway! It’s so cool that you offer this.

  113. Amber says:

    Personally, with my warm skintone and dark hair i think I could totally Cosplay Pocahontas, Jasmine, or Belle! πŸ˜‰

  114. Ceci says:

    It’s wonderful to fall asleep on a cold night with a kitteh pressed against your side ^^

  115. Alyza H says:

    Am I the only one who didn’t watch the Muppets as a child? I feel like I’m missing out on all the collections because I just don’t get the appeal…

  116. Marivel says:

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! πŸ™‚

  117. Danielle says:

    Finished my Xmas shopping yesterday!

  118. Melodyy says:

    I use an epilator because it lasts longer than shaving but cheaper than waxing ! Thanks Karen ! (:

  119. SarahK says:

    Saw the Muppet Mvie last week-end and loved it! Why was their ever cancelled anyways????

  120. Aimey says:

    Today, I’m filming part of a short movie for my Korean language class. It’ll be my first time doing such a project so I’m excited!

  121. Erica says:

    lol wow, I actually used to cosplay a lot when I went to nerdy conventions. I, personally, love costuming and role-playing so it was great fun to do that! But sadly I don’t really go to conventions anymore, so my box of costumes goes unused until Halloween. πŸ™

  122. Kelly M. says:

    Today is hubbies B-day. I felt so bad for him that he had to work and on top of it deal with a very rude customer who wanted to get everything for free and didn’t want to pay, what is wrong with people? hopefully the rest of his day will be better.

  123. JenJ says:

    used WEN for the first time today in winter vanilla mint. i got a nice sample size from qvc’s beauty test tube. let’s see how it goooooes.

  124. Elizabeth W. says:

    Nails Inc. Jermyn Street on my nails right now… but planning on bowling tonight, so will be needing new nail polish tomorrow. Love your Raiders nails!

  125. Alison says:

    I think if you’re going to see the Muppets, you need to wear at least one of the Muppets makeup items that’s come out recently! There are so many! Maybe some Miss Piggy Pink, or The Balm’s Muppet palette πŸ™‚

  126. Erin says:

    Hi Karen – love your site!

  127. Liene says:

    My neighbor’s kitty is visiting me right now, so I don’t have much time for comments πŸ™‚

  128. Courtnie says:

    Global Winter Wonderland!

  129. Melitina says:

    When I was 15 years old I tried to go to a party with black liner all over the eyes. My mom had me turn around and take off all of it before I could get out of the house again. Heehee, black smoky eyes haven’t been my cup of tea since πŸ˜‰

  130. Lesley says:

    I don’t know what to buy my kitties for xmas… πŸ™

  131. Deborah says:

    I have been incredibly unproductive today πŸ™

  132. marta says:

    I am wearing OPI red

  133. Maria says:

    Do a fun bright make up look for going to see the Muppets. Even if the kids turn into Gremlins you can still sit back and enjoy the show! Hehehehe!

  134. Lucy says:

    The most outrageous makeup I’ve worn was in the ’80’s! I’m really dating myself now. I went to see Culture Club & Boy George always wore outrageous makeup. I wore metallic blue eyeshadow on my lips. Bright pink cheeks, turquoise, blue & pink eye shadows. Probably black liner & mascara. I also used the turquoise shadow in my hair. Got lots of compliments while I was waiting to go in to the show.

  135. Becca says:

    I totally get cosplay-though I limit my dressing up to Halloween only. There is nothing I love more than getting ready for a good costume party! Thanks Karen! Enjoy your weekend!

  136. onegreatsmile says:

    I barely have patience to put on real clothes, let alone cosplay. You can only have the character’s costume not their body. I always wanted to be Batgirl. Purple patent latex on this fanny?? Notsomuch.

  137. tabby says:

    Happy Birthday to me!

  138. MMM says:

    I love football weekends!

  139. sienna says:

    i’ve heard the muppet movie is really fun! thhanks for the giveaway!

  140. Alaina says:

    I can’t blame you for poking at Tabs. He’s such a handsome boy. πŸ™‚
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  141. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Saturday! πŸ™‚

  142. Sarah Feldman says:

    I’m struggling to write a paper, but your blog makes boring paper writing next to impossible! Hopefully, by the time this contest is over (and you’ve given away your gift card) my paper will be DONE! πŸ˜€

  143. quimerula says:

    I’m wearing my pretty jewelry around the house…

  144. Heather says:

    I think I might already be done with my Xmas shopping.

  145. aclearcutsign says:

    I really could use a Sephora gift card right about now…

  146. Mandy says:

    I would love to get my hands on a Naked palette!

  147. Abigail says:

    I would love to get the new Urban Decay Naked Palette. I love the original. I have done do many eye looks. I know the Naked 2 Palette will be great also.

  148. Christina says:


  149. desiree says:

    I love ur blog

  150. Y. says:

    essie mademoiselle:)

  151. 8AP says:

    Totally in love with this blog. (even more than german chocolate!)

  152. Diana says:

    My three daughters just lost my diamond solitaire necklace…aaaaaahhhhhhhhh! Just finished searching high and low. I am ready to cry right now. I need something to be happy about Karen ^_^

  153. Nou says:

    what is your fav food during the holidays

  154. Carlee says:

    Love these giveaways and Sephora! Can’t wait to get my hands on the Naked 2 palette!

  155. christine says:

    i wore blue eyeliner during my first year of college!

  156. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been wanting to try that magnetic nail polish from sephora. It looks so cool!

  157. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy holidays, Karen and Tibby Tabby!

  158. Carol says:

    I think cosplay’s really cool and I admire/respect anyone who does it. I’d like to try my hand at making a costume one day but I’m such a weenie. I wouldn’t have the guts to wear the makeup, costume, or act the part…and that kind of defeats the purpose of cosplaying, doesn’t it? I love seeing videos and photos of cosplayers in action from anime conventions though. The attention to detail on some costumes is amazing.

  159. Emily says:

    I’m wearing Inglot 957 on my nails today.

  160. Gail says:

    Almost time to return to work after 10 days off – great Turkey day w/Hub and a train trip across FL to visit my friend of over 40 years – boy i’m getting old – LOL

  161. DalaLuz says:

    I so did not want to wake up this morning… :p

  162. Gail says:

    not sure if my last one posted?

  163. Chris25 says:

    I’m photographing for the blog and printing papers for anthropology.

    I recommend Kermit green eye makeup. MAC Fresh Flare or UD Graffiti. πŸ˜€

  164. Gail says:

    yes it did sorry for the double/triple post

  165. Diana says:

    I need a bronzer that actually contours on my skin tone -_____-

  166. Dominique says:

    Going this afternoon to see the Muppets with my niece and nephews. Wearing pinkish-brown eyeshadow and pink blush. Can6 wait to see Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Beaker.

  167. sharee says:

    did some xmas shopping today

  168. Kaoyee says:

    I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet. :l

  169. Ana says:

    One more week of school left!

  170. Sonia says:

    lately, i’ve been loving Ellis Faas makeup

  171. Lilly says:

    Yay to the weekend

  172. Kat says:

    I just placed a bid on the bloggers charity auction. I hope I win!

  173. Tiffany says:

    Definitely a first world problem but I don’t know how to spend my $20 from sephora….

  174. Mimi says:

    can’t wait for christmas

  175. colleen b says:

    I put a few pink highlights in my hair in high school.

  176. Sara says:

    I love how people get so into cosplay–it’s really impressive how people commit to a character, down the last details. Plus, it’s an excuse to dress up!

  177. Tiffany says:

    currently omn my nails is high maintenance by china claze! gorgeous fall red color!

  178. Hillary says:

    The Muppet movie was really good! I love Jason Segal.

  179. Christine says:

    I use an epilator for all of my de-fuzzing :P.

  180. Joyce says:

    I order tons of stuff on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and alot of the packages are coming in now. Super thrilled. =) It’s like Christmas morning at my house!
    Joyce recently posted … Review: MAC Gareth Pugh 182 Square Handled Buffer Brush (Couture Limited Edition)

  181. Karen M. says:

    I was thinking that this past year has, for the most part, been pretty good. Can’t believe it is almost over but I am looking forward to 2012 and hoping it is filled with wonderful things too.

  182. Felis says:

    I like cosplay and costumes in general, although I am not a huge fan of anything. I always enjoy dressing up for Dragon*Con, though!

    I have usually had outrageous hair, so nothing i do leaps out. I am thinking of shaving off my asymmetrical blue radical bob, though, just cause I have never shaved my head before. πŸ™‚

  183. Crystal says:

    I SO don’t want to go to work. I didn’t go to bed until 8:30am, so I didn’t wake up until an hour ago. I missed the day! Stupid insomnia.

  184. Jeannette Greene says:

    An Essie shade… Should be named “Jeannie’s skin tone.”

  185. Caitlin says:

    I love your sephora gift card giveaways! I really wanted to get the NARS danmari palette but it’s out of stock in my store & online πŸ™

  186. kirsten says:

    working through tons of essays and studying for a gazillion tests
    i would love a lil pick me up πŸ™‚

  187. Amanda says:

    My Naked 2 palette is out for delivery today, I can’t wait to get home from work to admire it…I can’t play with the eye shadows till after I take pictures in the daylight tomorrow!!! Ahh so excited especially since I never got the first one πŸ˜€
    Amanda recently posted … Wet n Wild Ice Baby Collection

  188. Naomi says:

    I think cosplay can be fun but sometimes, it can be awkward lol . I think if I were going to an event I’d wear outrageous makeup.

  189. Lynn says:

    My hubby and I are Beaker fans.

  190. Anna says:

    Not into cosplay, but cosplay (circle) lenses!

  191. Natalie Martinez says:

    I really never do anything wild with my hair or makeup….but now for the holidays I am trying to play with more colors especially with my lips πŸ™‚

  192. Ariana says:

    I LOVE cosplay I want to cosplay Katniss Everdeen when she goes into the quarter-quell and be the girl on fire!!

  193. Tiffanie says:

    Happy Saturday! Thanks for another giveaway!

  194. Jessica says:

    I am wearing OPI’s Gel manicure on my nails! Lincoln Park after Dark

  195. Gina G says:

    I love dressing up and will use any excuse to do so!

  196. Katherine says:

    Butter London Victoriana on my toes and about to do Essie Master Plan on my fingers.

  197. monica says:

    i hope i win

  198. I’ve never cosplayed before, but it intrigues me. I’ve seen some really creative looks on the web!
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … Monthly Favourites – November 2011

  199. Sharon Rooney says:

    Love Sephora, need some new OPT for the holidays.

  200. Ana B. says:

    I will answer the de-fuzz question. I have been lasering for over a year and couldn’t be happier. I never need to shave certain areas. Wherever I need touch-ups I go in. But even then the hair that grows back is very very fine and light in color. The downside: I have spent over $4000!!!! But I think it is a good investment.

  201. Tia says:

    I love getting really made up and have alot of fun trying out new makeup looks!

  202. Mai says:

    Have got a massive headache and have to watch hours of an online lecture on mathematical game theory. Trying to stay positive!

  203. Anna says:

    I am craving pancakes!

  204. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m not one for putting nail polish on; however, I’ve been good at *not* biting them lately. wahooo!

  205. Rosie says:

    I’ve had my eye on the Urban Decay Naked palette lately, though I haven’t decided whether to get the original or Naked 2. (Thanks for the comparison swatches, by the way.) Either way, the gift card would be perfect! *fingers crossed*

  206. IsabelG says:

    Finals for me are coming up next week and i am dreading it!

  207. Lorri says:

    I’m stoked for the new Revlon Hybrid UV polishes coming out this month!

  208. Amy says:

    I just painted my nails with Zoya Julieanne. It’s gorgeous!!

  209. Sarah Williamson says:

    Im learning how to make wax at home this weekend and Im so excited!

  210. gina lee says:

    i am most definitely not shaving my legs for as long as i can this winter. i haven’t shaved since the last friday of october!! :]

  211. Lauren says:

    My nails are au naturale right now!

  212. Phi says:

    lol looking back at old photos, I always say ‘what was I thinking?!?!?!’ in regards to hair sttles or make up application. LOL. Shameeeee.

  213. Cass says:

    I hate to admit this, but I rarely defuzz my legs. I have very fine, light colored hair that is barely noticeable. I only defuzz if I am going to be wearing a dress or for a special occasion. I know, that sounds horrible!

  214. Jennifer says:

    I’m wearing sally henson in co-balt on my nails πŸ™‚

  215. Terri B says:

    a gift certificate…a girl can dream

  216. AnnA says:

    I need polish on my nails this time of year. All the hand washing makes them dry and split. The polish keeps them protected. Now, if I could just keep my cuticles in shape. Who has time to moisturize after every washing?

  217. Javacurls says:

    Oh, I would just love to win! So much beauty goodness at Sephora! πŸ˜‰

  218. Maca says:

    *sleepy zombie face* =_=

  219. laura says:

    I saw the muppets at a free screening a few weeks ago! It’s a cute and funny movie.

  220. Marcy says:

    I’m painting my nails.. πŸ™‚

  221. Celia Rodriguez says:

    I’m having a lazy day today lol. I’m watching Madagascar with my kids right now. How was the Muppets? Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  222. Melissa says:

    I have dark auburn hair and am a NC42. I got the crazy idea one time I wanted to be a blonde. I bought a box dye and did it myself. The result was orange straw hair. It’s a miracle my hair didn’t fall out!

  223. Step says:

    I’m deciding what to paint my nails right now. Shine of the times + Lady Muck maybe.

  224. lizzym says:

    id get my hands on the nars blush palette if i got this

  225. Christina says:

    I love dressing up to go out πŸ˜€

  226. Liz! says:

    Love these giveaways πŸ™‚

  227. shannon says:

    This morning, the way I woke up? My wonderful calico cat was trying to drink out of the toilet and she fell in and got stuck! so I got out of my nice comfy bed and went to get her out AFTER I took some nice photos first! πŸ˜‰

  228. Sarah says:

    Love sephora!

  229. lizzie says:

    LOVE Cosplaying!! Oh so fun…why should playing my favorite character be limited only to Halloween. I love to sew and trying to recreate Rapunzel or Belle from costume to make up is just so much fun. Breaks up the bore of a nothing to do day twirling around with my 9 year old pretending to be a princess, video game character, or super hero for the day.

  230. Talya says:

    what is love!

  231. Amanda A. says:

    I think most cosplayers are great but then I always see LOL worthy ones on the internet. I shave my legs every other day though in the winter I get a little lazy… :X

  232. Daniella says:

    Enjoy your movie, the Muppets film got many accolades from Rotten Tomatoes, awesome.
    The weirdest makeup for me is yet to come: going to an 80’s party next saturday. So, to go with my pink neon lace, will be wearing bright blue eyeshadow and fuschia blush, and crimping my whole head of hair. Lol I can’t wait πŸ™‚

  233. clarice says:

    sounds like fun… you should dress up as miss piggy (and why not wear the makeup from her MAC collection while at it!)

  234. Kass says:

    There’s always either really awesome cosplay or really crappy cosplay, haha.

  235. Saddy says:

    Would love to get that Naked 2 palette, or even the original Naked one…

  236. LAURA says:

    Is anyone else just dying to get ahold of the new Naked2 Palette by Urban Decay?!! I have the first one and love it. I went into Sephora yesterday and they didnt have it yet. Sold out on the urbandecay site… Sephora said it will be in next week. Hopefully I can pick one up this holiday season.

  237. Courtney says:

    Leg waxing is a real issue for me. (Is that weird or shallow? Maybe, but do I really care? Not so much. πŸ˜‰ ) But, the thing is, I want to stick with waxing only, because I love the results, it’s just that the grow-out period kills me! I always end up falling back into shaving again due to some sort of event that requires a smooth leg before I am ready to wax. Oh well, the trials we face in the search for beauty. πŸ˜‰

  238. Aida says:

    I’m wearing OPI Muppets Collection color Meep-Meep-Meep. I love this color!!!

  239. Joanna says:

    My nails are a bit brittle so I have on garlic nail hardener

  240. moni says:

    I know I’m not gonna win but I love your website….lot of informations and with tone of pictures!!…:)..

  241. Paige says:

    Nothing on my nails!

  242. Lori says:

    I just got back from Sephor and spend enough today and from Black Friday to ensure VIB status for next year. I’m really loving the Kat Von D collection though I’m definitely buying UD Naked 2

  243. Sara Roth says:

    I love this blog! I just finished up student teaching for this semester and I only have 4 papers to write and I’ll be done with the semester next Friday!!

  244. Marina says:

    Naked2 is coming to Sephora online on the 27th of December and in-store on the 26th of January. I don’t have either Naked Palette and was planning on getting the first one before this came out. Now I’m not sure which one I want! HELP, Karen! I think I have warm undertones, but I know I have blue eyes, blond hair, and medium-fair skintone.

  245. Jody says:

    I am so mad I bought the wrong YSL foundation at Sephora but I was in a rush since it was so crowded πŸ™

  246. gabby says:

    I cannot wear nail polish on my finger nails. Every time I get my nails done, it either starts peeling off or I myself begin chipping at it. I am intrigued to try the gel manicure. I wash dishes all throughout the day and refuse to wear gloves so my hands suffer:( Totally envious of all those pretty manicured hands.

  247. bonnie says:

    man oh man, study break! i’ve been at school for the past 5 hrs! i’d rather be at home washing my make up brushes!!

  248. Dee says:

    Most outrageous thing I’ve done with my makeup has been wearing onyx lip gloss. It was part of a Halloween costume though so unfortunately I’m not that daring πŸ™‚

  249. Sarah Wilson says:

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks for the oppertunity!!
    Im exited for christmas, its my favorite holiday… But it really does suck to not be able to give because of being broke… I love to give and it hurts to not be able to..

    Keep up your amazing work. You inspire me so much!!

    Sarah (:

  250. Jaa Maurer says:

    I dont have anything on my nails right now still deciding, anybody have suggestion on fun and festive colors?!?!

  251. Kristina says:

    I would LOVE to Cosplay!!! Especially since my husband and I play World of Warcraft (we met in game too!)

    Too bad I don’t know how to operate a sewing ma-CHEEN!

  252. Kimberly says:

    studying for finals is such a drag!

  253. Macha says:

    i hear you on being tired. I just woke up from a nice little nap after a very early and long day at work. Love the blog!

  254. Eloize says:

    About time I go to Sephora. Merry Christmas!

  255. MICHELE says:

    My Naked 2 was in my door and my bf forbid me to see it…he said I have to wait till Dec 25th…or he will put it on ebay if I peek…:(

  256. prachi shah says:

    Time to go visit sephora and get some blushes….i am into a blush a lot these days

  257. Zoey says:

    I’m wearing bright blue nail polish with really gaudy glitter on top… and LOVING it πŸ˜€

  258. Let says:

    I like seeing people cosplay-ing, but I don’t think I have the confidence to pull of the costumes.

  259. Evelyn says:

    I’m ready for Sephora shopping too although I just saw Chanel spring stuff out on counters today!

  260. Marian says:

    I only need to shave once a week. My legs aren’t very hairy. Unfortunately, since I am post-menopausal, I also have a mustache and a beard that need to be shaved once a week too! I use a Venus Divine tropical for my legs and my hubby’s electric razor for the beard and stash.

  261. katie says:

    i really hope my naked2 palette gets here monday. the tracking says it’s in dsm today, which is about two hours away. i think i need psychological help with my UD obsession..

  262. knownever says:

    loved that last nail tutorial you did!

  263. christina says:

    My niece is into cosplay and I enjoy seeing her have so much fun with it and the makeup aspect but I couldn’t get into it myself πŸ™‚

  264. Daniela says:

    I loooooove to get dolled up for special occasions…..or no occasion at all πŸ™‚

  265. Cristy says:

    Lets give it another shot! Good Luck!!

  266. Torrie says:

    I use Schick Quattro daily. It does a good job.

  267. Aidan says:

    I will definitely be recycling my Halloween costume and cosplaying as Catwoman to my boyfriend’s Batman @ the new Batman premiere πŸ™‚

  268. Lisa says:

    I haven’t been out to Sephora in a while. I just placed an order with the $15 gift card I got from them!

  269. Tukta says:

    wish they could open Sephora in Thailand

    now I wish I would win this Ha Ha Ha

  270. Kelsey says:

    How do you feel about cosplay and getting all made up for special events?
    It’s not my thing, but I have a couple of friends who do it, and I have no problem with it.

    WhatÒ€ℒs the most outrageous thing youÒ€ℒve ever done with your makeup and/or hair?
    Probably my Halloween costume a couple of years ago… I was a geisha, and I did the full-on white face paint and elaborately styled hair.

    What are you wearing on your nails?
    OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue!

    How often do you de-fuzz your legs, and what kind of wax or razor do you use?
    Not as often as I should! I can get away with doing it about once a week because I wear long pants most of the time. I use a plain ‘ol razor and shaving gel (Venus and Skintimate, respectively).

  271. Hannah says:

    About to paint my nails with China Glaze’s Pelican Gray πŸ™‚

  272. Katie says:

    I always have a bunch of makeup that i want from sephora….i’m addicted πŸ™‚

  273. magda says:

    just got my sephora promotional gift card can’t make up my mind what to get πŸ˜‰

  274. Amanda G says:

    I’ve had it up to HERE with studying for my Organic Chemistry Mechanisms final. Gotta take a break to eat chocolate, watch TV, and paint my nails.

  275. Monika says:

    Nails are short and nude right now. I’ve been waiting to buy the Nails Inc. top coat and base coat to do manicures since I want to quit my current top and base coats. I just hate that Seche Vite has toluene in it (yikes!), and I’m pretty sure that the Orly rubberizing base coat makes my nails even more susceptible to peeling.

  276. Jessica says:

    I’m painting my nails with Revlons Facets of Fuchia. Doing that and reading your blog, pretty good Saturday night if you ask me πŸ˜‰ Enjoy the rest of your weekend Karen.

  277. C.M. says:

    My kitty sleeps curled up in a cute little ball sometimes too. He’s more likely to be stretched out on his back with his front paws covering his face, though!

  278. Jennifer says:

    Just wondering what Tabs has on Christmas Wish List. But, with being a top cat super-model I cannot imagine there is much he does not have.

  279. k romada says:

    still thinking what to get @ sephora. too bad naked 2 is not there yet

  280. LauraA says:

    Hope that you make it to the Muppets, and enjoy the movie. It’s a charmer.

    Thanks again for another wonderful giveaway opportunity, Karen! πŸ˜€

  281. Tina Renee says:

    I am completely enamored with grey nail polish. I have a metallic shade on now called Freja by Zoya. So pretty on uber short nails!

  282. Missy M says:

    I am in dire need for some grey boots

  283. Julia says:

    I’m not wearing anything on my fingernails, but I’ve got the remnants of a pedicure done with one of OPI’s Serena Williams nail polishes on my toes. I’ve been doing a lot of running lately so I’ve worn the polish down to almost nothing. It’s a great purple color.

  284. Soo says:

    I took an LSAT today, only my bf and family know about it. ..and I’m not looking forward to finding out what my score is πŸ™
    Soo recently posted … Urban Decay Mini Bundle Giveaway

  285. ashleigh says:

    Right now my nail polish is devils advocate by essie. Im dying to get my hands on butter londons black knight and nails inc donmar collection.

  286. meem says:

    four more days til the end of the semester!!!

  287. Mel says:

    I love Cosplay. People take their role really seriously sometimes though which is so funny but I like that they take their time and effort to come up with awesome costumes.

  288. nina says:

    just bought a new blush from sephora! addicted much ? hehe

  289. Samantha says:

    My nails have been seriously neglected. I think I’ll paint them tomorrow πŸ™‚

  290. Shana says:

    My manicure is sort of outrageous … CG For Audrey topped with BL Tart with a Heart

  291. Valeria says:

    i would love to have tha clarisonic system !!! πŸ˜€

  292. Melissa says:

    Already getting the holiday blues, I think… πŸ™ On the cosplay note, going to the San Diego ComiCon and dressing as Dany from Game of Thrones is on my Bucket List.

  293. Tania says:

    I have some light shimmery silvery color by Essie on my nails right now (don’t remember the color name). It’s chipping though so will need to repaint tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

  294. Courtney says:

    I cannot paint my nails! All it takes is one tiny chip, and they drive me crazy! It’s like finding the fist few split ends on your hair…it’s never the same.

  295. Holly says:

    I think my legs partook in no-shave November, too! Lol:)

  296. Claire says:

    I wish I had more special events to do dramatic makeup looks for πŸ™‚ and as to cosplay…still have yet to go to my first anime convention… :'( They always seem to happen at inconvenient times

  297. Bridget says:

    I just had the OPI no chip manicure done yesterday in You Don’t Know Jacque. Love it so far…we’ll see how it stands up tho!

  298. Hayley says:

    I can’t wait for the holiday parties to start! I love dressing up πŸ™‚

  299. irishkicks says:

    in winter i get so lazy about shaving my legs i really should be better!! but its so cold i dont ever want to stay to long in the shower

  300. Sherry B. says:

    Hi, Karen! I’m wearing OPI’s Seagurl on my nails and I love it!

  301. angie says:

    i hope i win so i can just buy the ud naked palette(the 1st one)….hehe…or mufe super matte powder!!!!! lalala hope you have a wonderful day

  302. Beatriz Maia says:

    I’m wearing OPI’s OPI Ink on my nails.. and I love it so far :))

  303. Donna says:

    I just ordered Miracle Skin Transformer Treat and Conceal because the NY Times recommended it in the latest Fashion/Style section. $36 for a 0.5 oz tube. Wish me luck!

  304. Amy says:

    The craziest thing I ever did with my makeup was wear dark blue lipstick and light blue mascara together! I was in middle school, I would never be brave enough for that now.

  305. Melissa says:

    It snow last night. Winter is here!

  306. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Wearing bare nails right now. Probably a good thing, because I would have destroyed a good manicure after terrible Saturday I’ve had (someone stole my debit card # & made a $1900 purchase on last night at 2:03am – acct now froze & I’m out that money to buy xmas presents until fraud case is resolved). UGH! Could use a little pick-me-up right about now :))

  307. Audrey says:

    I literally just painted Essie’s Well Read on my fingers, it’s such a pretty red and I figured it fit the season, right? (;

  308. singrsling says:

    my craziest makeup project was painting my face for Halloween in the “Calaveras” fashion. I got lots of compliments on it at the party I went to. I used eye and lip pencils and wet shadows, as well as paints from Kryolan to make the fancy designs.

    I just put my hair back and wore all black to have the face stand out.

  309. Anka says:

    I’m sporting a deep purply red on my toes and a boring old nude on my hands. Thanks for these giveaways! πŸ™‚

  310. Jill says:

    i have no idea what cosplay is…but i am wearing revlon facets of fuschia on my nails! gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  311. Angela C says:

    eeek what a fun giveaway. I hope I can win.

  312. Amy :) says:

    I really enjoy your blog! Thank you for offering this great give-a-way!

  313. I need a manicure badly!

  314. Lisa says:

    Lol you would have to wear the Miss Piggy MAC makeup to the Muppets movie of course!
    Hope you have fun!

  315. Melissa says:

    My hubby just bought me a new purple blanket that feels like a teddy bear. He is so awesome! So is my new blanket πŸ™‚

  316. Christine says:

    I LOOVEE your nails in the last post !!

  317. elle says:

    Hahaha, I cosplay Sailor Mercury. And when I’m in costume I shave my legs, but otherwise I usually just let it grow–I don’t care enough to go through the hassle of defuzzing.

  318. Nika says:

    Lol, I use a razor for my legs, and I hate how prickly the tiny stubs get, so I usually shave about twice or thrice a week. Some say that’s too often though, but oh well. πŸ˜›

  319. Melina says:

    cosplay is cool but i wouth like to watch rather than being a cosplayer
    i think it is hard to shave my legs using wax, so usually use razor by myself…..

  320. Rochelle says:

    I went to a store called Rue21 and they had soo many cute clothes there. πŸ™‚

  321. Betony says:

    Im wearing Chanel Pirate nail polish and I stamped some roses on each nail. Love it!

  322. sweeks1980 says:

    Right now I’m wearing Zoya Hope (a pretty bright purple) on my nails.

  323. Roxanna Harris says:

    Let’s go Sephora!!

  324. Tess says:

    Right now I’m wearing a pearlized baby pink with a purple toned glitter top coat on my nails! Merry Christmas! LOVELOVELOVE the blog.

  325. Rozae says:

    Thank u Karen. I hv Shu Uemura, Bleu Splendor on my hands, however I put the glitter only on the tip.

  326. Melissa says:

    I recently tried the fairydrops mascara. Love it! Give it a try Karen πŸ™‚

  327. Caitlin says:

    I’m wearing Orly Rage on my nails. Bed, Bath, and Beyond sells mini Orly nail polish bottles for half the price – so I’ve gone crazy and gotten several colors!

  328. krystal Bustamante says:

    I love sephora! Love getting all dolled up for parties!

  329. Marilyn says:

    You’re the blog I trust!! I LOVE getting dolled up like everyday is a special day! I need no reason, just love it!

  330. I dyed my hair red once.
    Beauty and the Scientist recently posted … NOTM: Nails of the Month (November)

  331. Sophie says:

    Watching How To Steal A Million on a saturday night with my cats cuddling… cat ladies πŸ™‚

  332. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    No matter what time of year I always wear this very pale/whitish pink color on my nails. Thank you!

  333. aradhana says:

    the most outrageous thing i did with my hair would be a toss up between when i had a mohawk/mullet and when i shaved my head. though it may be bold sometimes, i don’t think my makeup is ever really ‘outrageous’, except for halloweens!

  334. Mina says:

    Karen – I wanna win! xoxo

  335. Mary says:

    Would love to win!! love Sephora

  336. susah says:

    Ever since I graduated and started working, I haven’t worn nail polish on my fingernails because my workplace is so conservative. Which means all senior year I switched nail polish colors every few days to try to get it out of my system =)

  337. Sara P. says:

    My nails are naked right now! I better fix that tomorrow πŸ™‚

  338. Kristina says:

    I’m wearing Nars Purple Rain with Nubar 2010 over the top. Looks pretty good if I don’t say myself.

  339. terry says:

    It’s getting cold here and my cat’s starting to follow me around like crazy telling me to go take a nap so he can cuddle, LOL…x))

  340. Denniesha says:

    Im wearing OPI The Show Must Go On I just found it today I was so relieved to finally hunt a big bottle down!!!

  341. Amy D. says:

    I want it to snow here, but all we’ve got is a lot of rain….

  342. nelle says:

    I am wearing Wet n Wild nail polishs in FuchsiaRama and Hannah Pinktana. I was in a pink and glittery mood. And I have done so many crazy things with my hair is hard to name just one LOl!

  343. Sara says:

    Can’t wait to buy benefit hervana blush!!!! It’s so beautiful (‘:

  344. Kristen says:

    i defuzz every day i go running, which is usually 3 times a week in the winter πŸ™‚

  345. nuriz says:

    another give-away from Karen..i hope i will win,no no, i pray i can win!!

  346. mrsshukra says:

    Wrapping more gifts this weekend!

  347. Halifax says:

    Any excuse to get makeup is a good one lol

  348. Mairyn says:

    Meow. Plankton.

  349. Sharon says:

    Have a nice week!

  350. Erika says:

    Wearing SH uptempo plum nail polish

  351. Ly Thanh Thao says:

    I love to be a milkmaid LOL.
    I entered all of your giveaway, but never ever win. :((((

  352. lisa says:

    Wearing clear nail polish on nails now!!

  353. Joy P. says:

    I’m going to try China Glaze crackle metal in Broken Medallion on my nails under plain black matte polish πŸ™‚

  354. Cristina R. says:

    No make up on at the moment, i was getting a little bored thinking of ideas for looks i can do but decided to do my nails instead. I thought of a cute dark purple with some glitter flakes on top.

  355. Jocelyn says:

    Great giveaway! I love sephora so much! Hope I win!!!!

  356. Yelena says:

    hey karen! guess what! i got the same turquoise blue necklace you have on in ur hervana review πŸ™‚ awesome right? well i think so atleast πŸ˜‰ as for defuzzing thats a process for legs i’m using women’s schick quattro. for underarms i’ve been using the emjoi epilator, OUCH!!! but the results are totally worth it πŸ˜€

  357. Wendy A. says:

    I need a new bag, H&M it is.

  358. Chloe Cheng says:

    Can’t wait until you post NYX “butt” naked palette review….the palette looks very interesting πŸ™‚

  359. Cindy says:

    I’m wearing “I’m with Brad” from OPI, I love it!

  360. Nadine says:

    I can’t believe it’s December! It’s still unusually warm in New England.

  361. KaylaK says:

    Thanks for doing these giveaways! Always fun to read some of the comments! By the way I am LOVING the ombre nail art as of late! I need to try it out!

  362. Bonnie says:

    I have China Glaze Flying Dragon on my nails, but it’s flaking off in giant chunks! πŸ™

  363. Jen says:

    I like getting made up for events, a nice bout of eustress.

  364. Guillermo says:

    For a while this summer, i had a lot of color highlights in my hair. Over the span of 2 months I had around 8 colors in my hair. But the wildest was during june, I called it pride hair. My base color was black, but I had the center area of my hair highlighted in yellow, green, purple, and hot pink, I know not a complete rainbow but it gave the feel of a rainbow. One of the perks of working at a salon.

  365. MelodyJ says:

    I have Orly Nail Defense on my nails right now.


  366. Lily N says:

    One more week until finals week! Yesss! πŸ˜€

  367. Olivia says:

    2 more weeks of school!!

  368. I’m wearing a fantastic deep grape purple on my nails today. Love it!

  369. Margeaux says:

    I have a bad habit of letting my armpit hair grow, so I can wax it. Then something comes up and I need to shave quick. Ughgh! I’m in Detroit though so tank season is short

  370. Jennifer says:

    Got my Naked 2 palette in the mail today and love it just as much as the original!

  371. JJules says:


  372. Paula says:

    I’ve been spending way too much time on Sephora’s site, trying to decide on a new skincare line. Anyone have experience with Ole Henricksen?

  373. Maria says:

    Happy holidays! πŸ™‚

  374. Nikki says:

    I’m wearing Essie Lady like, very pretty pink!

  375. Janet says:

    Having a great weekend with the hub. Just got home from seeing Jo Koy. Hilarious Filipino comedian. Tomorrow gonna get my bake on; Snickerdoodles, white chocolate macadamia nut and loaded oatmeal cookies.

  376. Judy says:

    it’s really winter!! with snow and everything! looking forward to skating~

  377. Jennifer says:

    I’m wearing a gorgeous nail polish by deborah lipmann that I borrowed from my best friend!

  378. Emily says:

    As much as I love Miss Piggy, I think Kermit green eyeshadow is appropriate makeup to see the Muppets movie.

  379. peach_ says:

    Ooo…I hope you wore some blingbling nails from the OPI Muppets collection! πŸ˜€ I had to wear somewhat professional colors on my nails today, so I’m wearing Dior Safari Beige.

    I admit I don’t defuzz as often as I should in the colder months. I’m so jealous of my naturally hairless mother…her knees shine because of the hairlessness, plus her skin isn’t dry at all, even without lotion.

  380. MJ says:

    Cosplay is awesome! Wish I had more time (and the body) to actually pull it off though. However, I’m currently in the process of helping out a male friend of mine prepare a cosplay for an upcoming convention…however he’ll be dressing up as a girl which is oodles of fun. XD

    This whole thing though has kinda sparked an interest in makeup in him (however, he’s also an artist and has been wanting to understand how it works as he draws/colors more drawings of women’s faces.) πŸ™‚ So much so that we’ve had the pleasure of going to places like Ulta and letting him try on makeup, which have ended in exchanges like the following:

    “What do you mean blend out the foundation?”

    “Blend it out so you don’t look all streaky. You’re an artist, you’ll get what I mean.”

    “…OH! I get it!”

    He loves Tarte’s Recreate Anti-aging Foundation, btw. ;3 I’ve been sending him here as well as Temptalia for tutorials. I absolutely love how open he’s been about this and I like having a male friend who’s interested and willing to learn about makeup. XD

  381. Stephanie Fabian says:

    I shave once a week when my BF is not in town and twice a week when he is πŸ˜‰

  382. Flora Novak says:

    Your blog is so cool! I would love to win that card!

  383. Shiribt says:

    The most outrageous thing I’ve ever done with makeup is this illamasqua inspired look:
    Of course I didn’t leave the house with it on… πŸ™‚

  384. lindsay says:

    I’m a big fan of buffing my nails (that sounds so naughty, doesn’t it?), I can’t remember how long it’s been since I’ve put polish on them. My toes, on the other hand (or foot, I suppose), are a lovely shade of glittery dark blue.

  385. Angela G. says:

    Dang girl ! You really took it back to the old school with The Gremlins. Awww, brings back memories from my childhood. My cousin used to have the Gizmo doll but would never let me play with it. That turkey! LOL Anywho, take it easy on those 80’s movies chick.. Next thing you know you’ll be posting hair references to the “Critters” movie. Damn I’m getting old. hehe =P

  386. Jaymie says:

    Hmm…the most outrageous thing I’ve done to my hair is probably cut it short above my shoulders. The best haircut ever but couldn’t find my hairstylist after πŸ™ Never can get a a good haircut like that again.

  387. Alexis says:

    I use Gilette’s Venus razor to shave (the green & blue one). Thanks for the giveaway!

  388. Sharon S says:

    Wearing OPI Bubble Bath–so soft and pinky.

  389. ola says:

    Amazing giveaway πŸ™‚

  390. MICHELLE says:

    I am so happy you started reviewing lush products! I just got turned on to them and I LOVE them!!

  391. jean says:

    woohoo love your blog!! thanks for this giveaway!

  392. Grace says:

    Hi T-Money & K-Dawg! πŸ™‚ On my nails right now I have China Glaze “Sex on the Beach” under a coat of China Glaze “Platinum Pieces” (silver metallic crackle).

  393. Chasadie P says:

    Chillin’ with Lush’s Volcano foot mask on my tootsies, at the moment, when I should be cleaning my room.

    Procrastination at its finest. πŸ˜‰

  394. Sandy says:

    I’m working 7 days a week right up to Christmas — and what with an hour commute on either side of a 10 hour day have no time to defuzz, flat-iron, or do my face!!! My best Christmas present this year would be a whole day without work so I could perform some much-needed personal maintenance, lol.

    Happy holidays to all!

  395. Laura Cabezas says:

    Id’ love to try the new NYX Xtreme lip creme !

  396. styleezta says:

    wearing nude polish with silver glitter on the sides πŸ™‚
    styleezta recently posted … Trendy Tuesday’s

  397. Elizabeth Natividad says:

    Thank you for this giveaway. A giftcard can definitely come in handy, especially during Christmas!

  398. Brenda says:

    I would love to win

  399. I had such fun at Sephora yesterday. I picked up the store brand liquid liner in Black, and the UD Electric pencil set. Best part, I had the $20 off $50 email, so everything together was cheaper than the set of pencils. Woohoo!! I also got hooked up with lots of samples πŸ™‚

  400. Kailey says:

    i’m currently wearing OPI’s it’s my year from the miss universe collection. (:

  401. mary clay says:

    i only have to shave my legs maybe 3 times a year! i don’t have much body hair, it’s all on top of my head!

  402. Sandy says:

    I have to clean the house today, YUCK!! Thanks for the giveaway and the temporary distraction of checking my e-mails and reading your blog! :)))

  403. Kayla says:

    Happy holidays to Karen, El Hubs, and Tabs!
    Kayla recently posted … Celebrating with Stila Holiday Lip Glaze Set

  404. Laurenica says:

    wearing opi lincoln park after dark!

  405. cassi teague says:

    Ohhhhh! I love the Raider Nation nails you recently did!,!,

  406. Nichole Taber says:

    I’m sitting here on the computer while all three of my animals try to cuddle on my lap.

  407. Alexa Trevino says:

    Oh how ide LOVE to be able to afford anything from Sephora. In this economy, 50$ is a whole lot… to me anyways. I love makeup. I really want to work in the fashion industry but it just seems so impossible. well, good luck everyone.

  408. Carissa says:

    i love those raider nails you did!!

  409. Mylie says:

    I’m actually wearing no polish on my hand’s nail, but on my feet’s nail I have some neon pink!! πŸ™‚

  410. shusheshe says:

    Cosplay can be pretty fun!

  411. elisia says:

    i want, or need, a massage πŸ™

  412. Lindsey says:

    My two cats have a 6 foot tall cat tower and my boyfriend is the only one that can walk up to it and look them in the eyes, ergo he pesters them constantly…and they adore him for it.

  413. Jamie Rebecca says:

    bring on xmas!

  414. Kathryn says:

    No polish on, my nail polish has been very neglected recently.

  415. Grace says:

    This would be the most perfect way to celebrate the end of finals this coming week!!

  416. Kelly says:

    During the winter I don’t shave my legs as often as a should. It’s pretty sad when my 4 yr. old son comes and hugs me around my legs and says ” Mommy you are so spiky.”

  417. Amber says:

    It snowed here in Minnesota yesterday! πŸ™‚ So to celebrate, I’m going and getting a mani and pedi today!

  418. Dominique D says:

    I’m currently wearing OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight.

  419. Christine says:

    I haven’t put on nail polish for a week now but today I am going to try my new NARS nail polish

  420. Katrina says:

    I got made up just last night to go out to dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I love the Christmas parties this time of year too – I get to be all glam and have an excuse. lol

  421. Liz says:

    The most outrageous thing I ever did with hair and makeup was the 1980’s. Seriously. The worst of it was from 1985-1988, but I think the whole decade counts.

    Liz recently posted … Lancome Le Crayon Lip contour: Berry 2465-05

  422. Roya says:

    fab giveaway! πŸ™‚ i’m about to paint my nails the new blue Zoya color I got from Birchbox…can’t remember the name…

  423. Maryam says:

    oooh nails. lets see i’m wearing Essie Power Clutch, tho its time for a change and I’m thinking of either Essie Jazz, or Zoya Jana …

  424. Lesley says:

    I love getting made up! Even if its just for the mall. It’s an opportunity to play with different products and I am a firm believer that if you look good, you feel good.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  425. I’m currently testing out my Christmas Day nail look. It’s nice and glittery and…eye catching!

  426. Ana says:

    I just painted me toes with OPI’s What’s With the Cattitude? and put snowlakes on the big toes with a bit of siver glitter in the middle!

  427. Chelsea says:

    I would love to do cosplay, I love costumes. I just don’t have that much time!

    I’ve been using the Walgreens brand 5 blade razor for women, and I LOVE IT. I get a really good shave, and the refill cartridges are super cheap. I tried the EOS shave cream, and I love it.

  428. this will complete my Christmas wish list weee πŸ™‚

  429. j says:

    Trying to get into waxing at home and haven’t found one I like yet… oh venus razor we are still stuck together.

  430. Rachel says:

    I recently got acrylic nails and although I know they are not good for my nails i love them!

  431. Theresa says:

    The craziest thing I’ve ever done with my makeup was trying to recreate 80s glam last Saturday at our 80s party! I went for bring colors and over extension of shadow past my eyes and really pink lips and cheeks! It was so fun! =) That night I applied and fell in love with Ardell lashes #113. Check them out too Karen and followers!

  432. Carolyn says:

    I have a few friends who cosplay, and while I don’t think I’d ever do it myself it sure does sound like fun!

  433. Kaianne says:

    Right now I’m wearing Orly’s Luxe on my nails which is just gold lame, and it’s so festive and shiny. I can’t stop looking at my fingers!

  434. Amanda says:

    Right now the only thing on my nails are the remnants from gel nails that I couldn’t get off with acetone. They’re irritating me that I can’t get it off!

  435. Winnie Nagesh says:

    My favourite christmas drink is hands down the gingerbread latte from Starbucks! I have yet to try the eggnog though.

  436. Michelle says:

    I’ve been too busy shopping and decorating for Christmas to paint my nails! I hope I can get that done tonight, they are in a terrible state!

  437. Christie says:

    I’ve got a classic cherry red from Essie on my nails right now. It feels both classic and festive at the same time.

  438. BeckBeck says:

    I’m doing a month of epically festive nails – I’ve got China Glaze Poinsettia on with a coat of China Glaze White Cap on top. Would’ve worked a little better if White Cap didn’t have a sliiiight green flash – I might try this again with a green creme base!

  439. brianna luksic says:

    i love the holidays and sephora

  440. Jess says:

    Do not shave (except for big swim meets), since I have very thin, sparse hairs on my arms and legs. It isn’t even worth it since they aren’t noticeable at all….Asian legs ftw πŸ˜€

  441. Sara says:

    @Jess — same here! Love having barely there Asian leg hair! I shave maybe once every 6 weeks (if I remember!).

  442. Sam says:

    Love your blog! πŸ™‚

    I just redid my nails last night…they were way overdue. I’m currently wearing one of my faves, OPI’s Under My Trench Coat.

  443. Ichi says:

    I want to post my first makeup tutorial… πŸ˜› very excited! Thanks for inspiring me as well!

  444. Lauren says:

    Right now I’m wearing on my nails China Glaze “Midnight Kiss” from their holiday collection last year. I wanted the shiny gold for my holiday party last night! Might have to add some purple sparkles on top to make it an LSU mani! I’ll prob use the technique you’ve been posting!

  445. Momma needs some new lipgloss!

  446. winterbloom says:

    I NEED the new UD Nude palettte in my life…right now!

  447. I just need to look alive… πŸ˜›

  448. Dana says:

    I just got an amazing new foundation faker from Benefit from Sephora, and I’m in love!

  449. irini says:

    I am in a foul mood and I hate it.

  450. Esther says:

    Just had an amazing weekend raising money for Penn State THON – helping kids fight cancer. FTK!

  451. KatieMar says:

    I have some of those nail sticker things? Red and black plaid! Honestly they’re not very noticeable on my short nails … πŸ™

  452. Kerry says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Did you know that Brett from Flight of the Concords wrote the music for the Muppets Movie?

  453. Vi says:

    I just turned 18, and my very first goal was to enter into one of your giveaways! I’m finally old enough for them πŸ˜€

  454. Michelle B. says:

    My nails are all tore up right now. When I get stressed out, I tend to pick at them (gross I know, grad school is rough). On my toes, however, is a lovely shade of dark blue from Zoya. Love their nail polish, it doesn’t chip for anything!

  455. Becky says:

    I need this!

  456. Hailey says:

    I was saving up to get the Naked Palette but now I don’t know if I should get Naked 1 or 2. They’re both so pretty!

  457. Catherine B says:

    Puttin’ up the Christmas tree today!

  458. Paula says:

    I love Sephora!

  459. Ginelle says:

    Had a wonderful time this weekend with family and friends celebrating my birthday πŸ™‚

  460. Evelyn says:

    I’m wearing Zoya Jem on my nails!

  461. sherm says:

    I always spend way too much at the holidays…probably because they really take it out of me and I need a lot of pick-me-ups!

  462. Jae says:

    nothing on my nails… trying to pick between chanel pirate and black pearl!

  463. Fallon says:

    OPI’s Bare to Be Different is my staple nail colour.

  464. Lisa says:

    I just picked up some of the new China Glaze glitters- stoked!

  465. Sydney says:

    I love the idea of manicures that match you’re favorite team’s colors. Your Raiders inspired nails are gorgeous!!

  466. Inday says:

    Cosplay – To each his own!

  467. Holman says:

    The flu sucks. Blech.

  468. Katie says:

    So many great presents could be purchased with the help of that gc!

  469. Tahnee says:

    HI! πŸ™‚

  470. Candice says:

    Hope you’re enjoying the holiday season! Loving the Christmas music on the radio!

  471. Jessica says:

    I’m obsessed with pairing Essie’s Mint Candy Apple and Shine of the Times together… gorg

  472. Michelle says:

    It is ridiculously cold! Though I love the Christmas season and how happy everyone is, the one thing that gets me is the weather! I’m definitely a summer baby at heart. I love your blog! Thanks for all your advice πŸ™‚

  473. Aysha Habib says:

    I have 7 different nail polish colors on my nails right now…it’s ridiculous but at least it helped me narrow down the most flattering colors for my skintone πŸ™‚

  474. Karen M. says:

    Had a great day with my husband and son. πŸ™‚

  475. Corie says:

    I’m wearing Zoya’s Holly on my nails and love it!

  476. Carrie Ann says:

    I am wearing OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air on my nails. I’ve never done anything too crazy with my hair or makeup, unless you count dressing up for Halloween. The most outrageous thing I’ve done would be smoky eyes or a little glitter.

  477. Shelly says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! =]
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  478. Yumi says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! :), One of the most daring thing i ever done with make up is, I had run out of eyeshadow primer, there was this revlon cream eyeshadow palette I had hidden away cause I cold never find a use for it until I wonder maybe it can help make my eyeshadow stay better since it was creamy and a little bit sticky, so I gave it a go then voila it did help my shadows last a little longer but not as great as actual primers. haha!

  479. Jennifer says:

    I absolutely MUST shave my legs every day…even in winter!

  480. Patricia says:

    First of I hate shaving, and waxing. Why do us woman have endured all the pain lol! I like to use hubbyÒ€ℒs razors for a clean, smooth shave. MenÒ€ℒs razor work best, even though he gets mad when I sneak in & steal heÒ€ℒs razors πŸ™‚

  481. Myr says:

    I don’t think I’m going to come through finals unscathed. I can feel a mental breakdown coming on.

  482. EmilyinTally says:

    What a great blog. I’m a makeup junkie too. I’m so happy I stumbled on this site if not for the simple topic alone of truckstop baths. I always called them hippie baths. πŸ™‚

  483. Amber says:

    I never do these anymore. What the heck. πŸ™‚
    Amber recently posted … An inordinate fondness for beetles

  484. Jarucha says:

    I don’t apply polish on my nails, but all those reviews of polish and what you can do with them is tempting me so….

  485. Rebecca says:

    How is it Sunday night already? Yeesh!

  486. Miami Rose says:

    This is my first time entering a giveaway I’ve been reading your blog for a while now but I never really enter your giveaways I think they are awesome =D I love your post and they are really helpful. keep it up =D

  487. Amy says:

    The Muppets was a great movie, I hope you enjoy it.

  488. Jones says:

    Finals time is hitting me hard! I’ve been cooped up in my room all weekend working on stuff. :/

  489. Audrey H. says:

    I havent painted my nails in forever. I gave up when I had my first kiddo, my nails would be perfect for all of ten seconds then it was time to change a poopy diaper Lol Am long past the diaper phase and might try again πŸ™‚ Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  490. vonnie says:

    i’m so bad with defuzzing….maybe if i had a steady boyfriend i’d care
    vonnie recently posted … Reader Shoutout: Brie of Love Designs Graphics

  491. Danielle F says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s Mink Muffs πŸ™‚ The perfect brown for this time of year.

  492. Janelle says:

    I have no strong opinion of cosplay. Although sometimes I admire the costumes that are pulled off well. Thanks for the giveaway, K-Dawg! πŸ™‚

  493. Jenna says:

    I love Sephora

  494. Brit says:

    It finally looks like a winter wonderland where I live. I can’t wait to get out and snowboard!

  495. Melissa says:

    I’m getting ready to watch Once Upon a Time!!!! Yesssss!!!!

  496. Chanel says:

    Been listening to Christmas carols all day and getting in the holiday spirit! πŸ™‚

  497. Amber says:

    I saw your suggestion about what was the craziest thing I’ve done with makeup. Well… at the time I was working for Estee Lauder and an event of ours happened to fall on Halloween. I couldn’t decide on a costume, so did a split costume. Half fairy and half something else (why can I not remember what it was?? ) Along with the half and half costume, I did half and half makeup. A gigantic blue star covering almost my entire face on one side and purple, blue, pink and white fading into each other with swirls on the other ( for the fairy).

    People at work loved it… now if I could only remember what that other half was and why I had a star on my face.

  498. Angela "I love me some kittnes" says:

    T-Money and K-Dawg, THIS is the random comment you should select! W0000t!

  499. Grace K says:

    I’m currently wearing Illuminate, on of OPI’s Dedifner Series colors on my nails. It is such a great color, holographic and kind of duo chrome too.

  500. Erin says:

    I just painted my nails a color called Chili by Revlon and I love it!! Done with my dark fall hues for a bit and going for a bright orange-red!!

  501. Sue C. says:

    Craziest thing I’ve ever done with makeup is to go out in public with no makeup on – that’s an OMG thing for me.

  502. Vanessa C. says:

    I really, really need to paint my nails!!! LOL

  503. VictoriaJane says:

    Finally holiday decorating!

  504. Jorona says:

    Studying for finals tomorrow (rather today) and jamming to the Michael Buble Christmas cd!

  505. Siena says:

    Oh don’t even get me started on weird har-dos. I had to do some modeling when I was younger and as such I’ve had bee-hives, 20 foot-long braids (fake of course), and various children’s toys in my put in my hair. And as for shaving, the longer I can get away with missing a day, the better. πŸ˜‰

  506. Megan says:

    My nails are bare…once it gets cold and I can’t wear sandals… it takes forever between manicures unless there is a specific event i am preparing for.

  507. Melessa says:

    im wearing revlons quick dry nail polish. i dont know the name but its a classic red. pretty

  508. Alice says:

    I’m sleepy, too… And the bad weather makes me even sleepier!
    I’m going to save the day by buying lots of make-up… eheheh.

  509. Susan says:

    I’m currently wearing Zoya’s Sabrina on my nails; it’s my go-to neutral nude-y pink, really flattering and lasts for-evah! πŸ™‚

    Happy Holidays!

  510. Nina says:

    happy holidays! πŸ˜€

  511. ashley says:

    oo pick me!

  512. Stephanie says:

    Two more weeks until the end of the semester!

  513. Janet says:

    I absolutely LOVE getting made up for special events.

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