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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Hana! Congratulations, Hana! 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
Christmas is coming fast, gah! This weekend is go-time for me; no question about it. On my list today: to get a tree, put up some lights, and catch up on the Christmas shopping I promised myself I’d be finished with by now.

Yup, don’t ya just love the holiday crunch? — that pressure to get into the spirit before it’s too late to really enjoy? It’s yet another strange facet of life, having to hurry up to relax, LOL!


I am really looking forward to getting a tree, though, a small one just a few feet tall, and filling the house with that wonderful pine scent. And then Tabs and I can decorate it this afternoon with some ornaments that have been in our family for years.

Now, my friend, it’s time for me to power up with something warm and caffeinated, and get under way. I hope your weekend gets off to a great start. Speaking of that, perhaps today’s giveaway can help. 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, what are your favorite holiday traditions (Christmas or otherwise)? What are five things you find yourself doing a lot this time of year? When was the last time you did something dramatic with your makeup or hair? Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? What are you wearing on your nails? — 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 11, 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 Hana! Congratulations, Hana! 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. Noelle says:

    Going tree shopping today! Happy Holidays!

  2. Lisa says:

    love sephora! just spent a bunch there yesterday! dying to get a tocca touch candle. wish they would bring the perfume back.

  3. Ana says:

    have a winter formal tonight! so exited!

  4. Kelly says:

    The last time I did something dramatic with my makeup was at my sweet 16. It was really nice but I tried not to make it too extreme.

  5. Deanna G. says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s “lilacism.” πŸ™‚

  6. Flora Novak says:

    I love Xmas, but not when I have to study day ‘n’ night…

  7. Milyena K says:

    Love Christmas shopping! It’s a joy to spend the money for the joy of others <3

  8. maria says:

    Amazing giveaway!!! No new years plans yet, but tonight i have a Christmas party. I am not too good at doing my own dramatic makeup but did paint my nail’s with Opi Lincoln Park In The Dark!!!

  9. Lucia W says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  10. Beth says:

    Listening to Handel’s Messiah.

  11. Morgan Ibach says:

    :)) I love Christmas Eve. We always get a new pair of PJS to wake up in xmas morning.

  12. Denise says:

    I have bright red on my toes right now! And I love colorful eyeliner. πŸ™‚

  13. Yuri says:

    Last time I did something crazy with makeup was last thanksgiving hahaha i went a little crazy with the eyeliner… Not on purpose though lol

  14. monica says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is to take cheesy family portraits.

  15. ann marie says:

    Today the tree opened up enough to get the lights on it. I love the smell of my freshly cut Christmas tree!

  16. Anne-Sophie says:

    This year I’ve been studying a lot, watching a lots of series, talking a lot with friends, doing lots of sport πŸ˜€
    I love Christmas holidays because we can relax πŸ˜€

  17. VictoriaJane says:

    That giftcard would be great for my daughter-and something I could check off my shopping list! Gonna make some coffee with a couple of spoonfuls of hot choc mix in it to take with me when I go out to face the crowds today-I highly recommend it πŸ™‚

  18. Chris25 says:

    I’m doing a series of holiday looks on my blog. My last EOTD was Hanukkah inspired. πŸ™‚

  19. Daniella says:

    My crazy makeup will take place tonight: I am going to an eighties party so I am going to crimp my whole head of hair and wear a tonne, a ton of blue and silver eyeshadow πŸ™‚
    New years resolutions: many, but main ones are to run a four hour marathon (I currently run a five hour + marathon) and lose weight so i can run faster. (yup, i am one of those, running does not help me lose weight, it’s all about diet for me)

  20. Dee says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is driving around to see the Christmas lights around town. People sometimes go all out and I love it! Happy Holidays to everyone.:-)

  21. Melitina says:

    I am wearing a turquoise nail polish with gold flecks from Essence. Pretty!!!!

  22. Joyce says:

    I hauled some Japonesque brushes and I’m loving them! I can’t believe there aren’t many reviews about the brand in the blogging sphere. =/
    Joyce recently posted … DHC 2011 Coupon Code: $5 OFF All Orders of $10 or More

  23. Nicole says:

    This is my first Christmas as a married woman, so I hope to start some new traditions with my husband this year! He is taking me to the Nutcracker ballet this weekend, and we’ll attend Christmas Eve service at our church.

  24. Kylee says:

    i love xmas so much! its my fav time of the year!

  25. Alison says:

    Not wearing anything on my nails right now… I’ve been too busy this week to even think about painting them!

  26. tiffany c says:

    Going to my bank party tonight. So excited!!

  27. Mindy M. says:

    Freezing my butt off!!

  28. Thea says:

    I love this time of year, when I can go out at night and see all the lights and the few houses that go to excess. I love getting dressed up for all the parties and making people smile with gift giving!

  29. ashley says:

    i love going to look at all the Christmas lights. there’s a ton around town & a few “big” displays at houses throughout surrounding counties. my friend & i are waiting to go on a girlfriend date complete with hot chocolate & christmas music on the ipod. as much as i hate to say it, we’re waiting until it snows more.

  30. Paula says:

    I’ve been wearing Zoya Neeka on my toes. I’ll be switching to something a little more holidayish soon, but I haven’t decided on color yet. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Karen!

  31. Coral says:

    I didn’t realize how close we were to Christmas till I looked at my work schedule. Thank goodness I only have a couple of toys to buy and I’m done!

  32. PS says:

    Love Christmas, my favorite holiday!!!! Love the lights, decorations & Christmas trees.

  33. Jody says:

    Holiday party tonight!

  34. Debbie says:

    I decorated a rosemary bush for my apartment!

  35. Yaz says:

    Good luck with all your xmas decorating and errands!!!

  36. J says:

    I’m wearing OPI’s hong kong sunrise on my nails!

  37. Tracy Hathaway says:

    My family does White Elephant every year…and it’s a ton of fun! We’re also having an ugly sweater tonight. So excited!

  38. I want to wish you and everyone else a very Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚ (Thanks for this opportunity, Karen!)

    Right now I’m wearing a manicure with Christmasy freehand nail art I did. I’ll probably post it on my blog soon. It’s really fun to wear!

    (Reply to Debbie: That rosemary bush sounds adorable! πŸ™‚ Years ago, I bought a rosemary tree – it smelled soooo good and it was shaped like a little Christmas tree, so I put lights on it, too. But I couldn’t get it to last long – not sure why, since I’m usually very good with plants!)
    Swatch And Learn recently posted … China Glaze Phat Santa Swatches & Review

  39. Rebecca says:

    At work this morning (blah!) but my hubby is graduating from massage therapy school today and we’re gonna get some sushi! Then it’s off to get the Christmas tree! πŸ™‚

  40. loveaholic says:

    holiday shopping- giving & receiving presents- all the festivities from parties to balls πŸ™‚ warmer, friendlier atmosphere despite the freezing cold

  41. Kathy says:

    I’m wearing Sonia Kashuk’s Sugar Rush on my nails righy now. For some reason, instead of getting festive with polish, I wanted to keep it neutral.

  42. Christina says:

    I actually started making a list of my New Year’s Resolutions! What I have so far is to donate blood 6 times, be more gentle and consistent with my skin care, work out more and be more healthy, make time to read more novels, and enjoy my last year in college.

  43. Stephanie Fabian says:

    Going hoilday shopping with my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  44. Tania says:

    Our tradition every year has been to get the kids in the car when it gets dark and drive around looking at Christmas decorations. They absolutely love it and so do we.

  45. Selina says:

    Yesterday I wore pink, blue, and silver eyeshadow… with bright fuschia lips. I like wearing dramatic makeup any time I feel like it, not just for special occasions.

  46. Kelsey says:

    I find myself eating a lot more hot soup this time of year…

  47. Mary W says:

    Karen- I enjoy your blog, your tweets, especially the giveaways but most of all……..Tabs! I love your photos and posts about your gorgeous cat, Tabs. What a beauty!

  48. Sara says:

    went last night with my dad to his sunday school christmas dinner (my mom was sick). wore huge black winged liner with even huger black lashes (the love alpha two-step mascara is my go-to for false looking lashes). it was a hit! i got some really nice comments πŸ™‚ thanks karen and happy holidays!

  49. Kassie says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is waking up really early on Christmas day, having a hot cup of coffee and cinnamon roll while we all open our presents! Then play with our presents while watching a holiday movie and then help mamma cook in the kitchen πŸ˜€ I can’t wait for Christmas!!

  50. Veronica says:

    I love holiday parties- an excuse to wear dramatic makeup!

  51. sweeks1980 says:

    I would love the holiday crunch if the end of the semester didn’t coincide. As it is, my life is completely crazy until the 18th (when I fly home).

  52. Krista says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is making about a bazillion Christmas cookies with my Mom to give to give out to our friends and family.

  53. Joanna says:

    During the holiday season I look forward to Eggnog and Black Cake yum!

  54. Alexa Trevino says:

    :/ gosh.

  55. Mireya says:

    The last time I did anything dramatic with my makeup was on Halloween. I’m too chicken to do anything really bold for my day-to-day makeup.

  56. knownever says:

    I don’t get much time to read blogs anymore so sitting down on the weekend and reading your blog and entering this contest is like my weekly beauty ritual!

  57. Katelynn says:

    Putting up the tree today!

  58. Natalie says:

    The last time I got all dressed up and fancy was last year at my highschool prom! I went all out; I bought self tanner just for the occasion, my hair was volumized and curly, and I had gorgeous black smoky eyes! I also went a little crazy with the highlighter. I used Benefit’s High Beam to highlight my cheek bones, and even used it on my legs and collarbone! Even though the dance wasn’t all that great and my date had me sit alone in the backseat, I know I looked pretty good!

  59. ShannoninBC says:

    I think I might have to give in and buy Buble’s xmas cd…*sigh*

  60. Jana says:

    I love Christmas!

  61. Amanda says:

    haaaayyyy gurrrl!

  62. mn says:

    Tabs, time to practice your ‘innocent’ look so you don’t get blamed for any Xmas tree incidents this year.

  63. Carolyn says:

    Hooray for winding up Christmas shopping!
    Carolyn recently posted … OPI for the Muppets–Warm and Fozzie

  64. Gabriela says:

    Five things I always find myself doing this time of year:
    1. Eating too much
    2. Rushing to buy Christmas presents
    3. Buying things for me when I should be present shopping
    4. Watch all of the Christmas movies known to man
    5. Eating too much

  65. Karen C says:

    Christmas is almost here and I’m stuck at work!

  66. Melody says:

    Happy Saturday! Ah it feels good to sleep in XD

  67. Crystal says:

    Ahhh this is great! This would be great to get ahead on that christmas shopping πŸ™‚

  68. Carolyn says:

    Making my list and checking it – over and over and over πŸ™‚

  69. Shana says:

    Saturday is the best day for sleeping in!!!

  70. Kaianne says:

    I just bought a beautiful new sweater that’s so soft and fuzzy and it has golden threads woven through it, but it’s shedding like crazy! I am covered in lint. πŸ™

  71. Izzy says:

    I need to find a christmas-y nail polish color

  72. BooBooNinja says:

    One of my favourite holiday traditions is going for a movie and dinner with my immediate family. Kind of basic and perhaps banal to some, but it’s fun. There’s also the requisite oh-my-goodness-the-holiday-movie-schedule-changed-on-us-at-the-last-moment madness. Every.Year. !!

    ps I tweeted too!!/MysteriousWho/status/145571495211573250

  73. Nikki says:

    What I love about the winter holidays is the time when I get to do my New Year’s Resolutions List..After that I love checking off all of the different things I have written down.
    Thanks for the giveaway ^^

  74. Trying to do non-traditional Christmas nails. So tired of snowflakes, reindeers, and Santas!

  75. Last time I did something dramatic with my makeup and hair was for my wedding 6 months ago!
    Olfactory Obsessed recently posted … In Memoriam: Mona di Orio (A Talented Perfumer Gone Before Her Time)

  76. aclearcutsign says:

    I’ll be wearing red nail polish for the holidays…and lipstick!

  77. Christie says:

    I need some killer red lipstick!

  78. Jessica Leigh says:

    I am so sick, but I have to get the rest of my Xmas shopping done!

  79. julio says:

    I love the fact I can listen to Christmas music. I love it! It’s so festive!

  80. Vi says:

    I am going to go Christmas shopping next Friday and I’m sooooooooooo excited. I can’t wait to stop by the Sephora (of course to buy some gifts for my friends…or for myself as well hahaha)

  81. Emily Cox says:

    So excited for Christmas! I get two weeks off work and I can’t wait to spend time with fam!

  82. Christine says:

    I have to share my craziest hairdo. This happened 5 years ago in high school. My friend who sits behind me in class was a little (though little may be an understatement) bored. She had a ton of bobby pins and a plush toy cow. She first started pulling my hair back. Bobby pin here. Bobby pin there. Until it was a nice bun, but she wasn’t done yet. She then took her little cow and pinned it on top of my bun. Now it was the end of class, and I had a cow at the back of my head. This was my first class, and I’m a very reserved girl, but that day I left my hair as my friend had made it for the rest of the day. I got a lot of strange looks, but that day, I just didn’t care. πŸ˜€ Probably the most spontaneous thing I’ve ever had done. It was a pain removing everything at the end of the day though.

  83. Y. says:

    my favorite thing this time of year has got to be drinking tea! and lots of it! chamomile, earl grey, peppermint, green, black, white, and the awesome candycane tea from trader joe’s! you need to get some karen!!! (if you haven’t already of course;)

  84. Jennifer A. says:

    I saw My Week with Marilyn last night. Michelle Williams was soooo good!

  85. Amy D. says:

    I can’t stop looking at my nails today! I’m wearing OPI’s Pinking of You with China Glaze’s Snowglobe on top.

  86. Meghan says:

    Last night was the company christmas party, so I did a dramatic matte red lip paired with a super shimmery lid and dark smokey purple crease. For me, that’s pretty dramatic!

  87. Janelle says:

    Five things I find myself doing a lot this time of year:
    (1) Applying extra lotion to my hands.
    (2) Using a thicker day cream on my face, instead of regular moisturizer.
    (3) Listening to Christmas music.
    (4) Bundling up in layers and blankets.
    (5) Shopping!

  88. Julia says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is eating holiday food. Cookies, candy, dinner on Christmas day! It’s a great season.

  89. Heather says:

    Last time I did something dramatic with my hair? Last night! After 4 months without a haircut, my hair sylist chopped a good 3-4 inches off of my hair and gave it a lovely auburn-ish color. I feel like a different person!

  90. sharee says:

    at the moment i have pink and purple in my hair πŸ™‚

  91. Anjali says:

    I’m wearing opi vodka and caviar …i thought i’d try a red this time and the name made me smile πŸ˜‰ (actually i usually pick my nail polish based on the name!)

  92. laura says:

    I really miss the snowy Christmases from my youth.

  93. Emily says:

    I love putting up Xmas lights. I don’t have a tree but those lights will stay up all year (indoors, of course).

  94. Christina says:

    Finals are creeping up with only two days to spare! Merciless scantron, I will own you!

  95. Sherita says:

    Let’s see five things I find myself doing around this time…
    Eating a ton of peppermint infused deliciousness
    Planning how to make next year better (even though it never happens)
    Regaining my sanity only to get ready to loose it the next quarter
    Catching up on some much needed sleep
    Shopping like a maniac

  96. Carlee says:

    Love these giveaways and Sephora! Happy Holidays!!!

  97. Tamica says:

    I’m cutting alllll of my hair off AGAIN for the new year!

  98. Shannon says:

    Going to get Eggnog Latte’s with friends today!
    Shannon recently posted … Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub

  99. Victoria says:

    just finished the last of my christmas shopping!

  100. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Putting up our Christmas tree today too! Bought a new one this year (can’t have a real one – everyone in fam is allergic, boo) so I’m excited to decorate it. Happy Holidays!

  101. Wendy says:

    putting up the christmas lights today!

  102. Katie says:

    Ya know, I see these Sephora posts every week, but this is my first time entering, haha.

    I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Unfortunately, I’m studying for my last final (Tuesday) today!

  103. Heather says:

    Today I bought a red velvet cake and all I can think about is eating it πŸ˜€

  104. Aysha Habib says:

    I’m hoping to go buy some Victoria secret makeup later this afternoon!

  105. Lydia says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is when my family makes these things we call “little pizzas” which are actually more like calzones πŸ™‚

  106. Laura H says:

    I like photobooths!

  107. Reema says:

    I need to change up my makeup! A gift card from Sephora would help accomplish that!

  108. Hana says:

    So excited for the holidays since my birthday is also right around the time, December 16th. I’m having a big party and trying something more dramatic with my makeup/hair.

  109. nina says:

    nothing like shopping to get exam stress off your mind!

  110. Louise says:

    Just got the clarisonic mia 2 for christmas and I am in love <3333

  111. Saffron says:

    Did a kickass manicure last night with the UD holiday set – all the colors coordinate so well!

  112. Kat says:

    For this year’s Christmas, I wish for a part-time job πŸ™

  113. Melodyy says:

    Christmas is quickly approaching and I still have no idea what to get my sister and best friend… I’ve been trying to think of some ideas, but I just have absolutely NO IDEA what they want ! such a conundrum.

  114. Carolina says:

    My favorite thing about this time of the year, is the Christmas music!!!!!! xoxo

  115. Danielle says:

    Good luck with your Xmas shopping. I am sure you and Tabs will have great fun decorating the tree.

  116. Breana says:

    I am super excited to go shopping as soon as exams are over. (btw your blog has gotten me through the insanity of finals πŸ™‚

  117. Juliana says:

    This is a great giveaway! My favorite holiday drink is eggnog!

  118. Lorraine says:

    Dramatic makeup…hm…I actually tried a very vibrant mint green/smoky eye combination yesterday. It happened purely by accident and I found that I just kept adding and adding more product. I definitely had to wear neutral lip and cheek products to offset it!

    It could have looked worse. Actually, it wasn’t that bad!

  119. Stephanie says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is sitting around drinking mimosas at 8 am.

  120. Kialy says:

    I love dramatic makeup in the winter! I don’t have to worry about it melting off:) Great giveaway! Thanks Karen!

  121. Alison says:

    I love a california christmas at the beach!!

  122. Amy says:

    I definitely have to get a new red lipstick to wear to my holiday parties. Red lips is so much fun this time of year.

  123. Lily says:

    I will give this card to my sister. She just fell in love with Sephora…again πŸ™‚

  124. Stephanie says:

    Can’t wait to go home for xmas!

  125. Lauren says:

    I just wish it would snow already!

  126. Zoey says:

    My nails are still blue and sparkly…and horribly chipped lol.

  127. Anastasia says:

    I have Orly’s Pure Petunia on my nails. love it!

  128. Melissa says:

    I just had my first audition to be a Zumba instructor and it went great! Whoo!

  129. Valerie says:


    Right now I’m obsessed with Nars blush. I want to add Taj Mahal, Sin, Albatross, Lovejoy, and Desire to my collection. A Sephora gift card would help me add to my collection.

  130. Mush Cohen says:

    I always put up a ‘baby’ Christmas tree to remind us of baby Jesus!

  131. Merluis Souder says:

    I love the colors for this seasons polishes!!! So chic πŸ™‚

  132. Jane says:

    Oh man..I love getting my Starbuck Holiday drinks. Makes me feel so pampered πŸ™‚

  133. Lívia Alves says:

    I love Christmas! I’m counting down the days *-*

  134. Faith says:

    Best part of Christmas– drinking coquito yum!

  135. Jane says:

    baking cookies is the best!

  136. Cindy G says:

    My birthday is on Christmas day so I am looking forward to bothΓ’β‚¬β€œ can’t wait to be 21!

  137. Lauren Sutherland says:

    I’m working on christmas presents with my mom!

  138. Kerri P says:

    Love the giveaway!

    I will be wearing Zoya Isla on my nails tonight. To me its the perfect Christmas red!

  139. K says:

    Not wearing anything on my nails yet, but about to paint them sparkly red!

  140. steph shelton says:

    T-Dawg & K-Money I would love the sephora GC so I can look pretty when mine & my bf’s fams meet each other for the first time on chr

  141. Jenn says:

    favorite christmas tradition: drinking a holiday drink from caribou coffee and warming up by the fireplace πŸ™‚

  142. Caitlin says:

    I’m going to a party tonight and I think I might wear some colorful eye makeup! Maybe some purple and gold!

  143. NIKKI says:

    This is the time of year when I love buying new make up! And baking.

  144. Lisa says:

    I’m planning on painting my nails later with a teal magnetic polish – I haven’t tried them before!

  145. Caitlin says:

    No new year’s resolutions. They sound so good in theory, but I figure I’ll make changes when I need to.

  146. Sarah Feldman says:

    I’m wearing navy blue on my nails. It says: I hate cold weather but I still look cool.

  147. Amanda G says:

    I am a pineapple with a fish on my head!

  148. Leetal Tusia says:

    what are your favorite candles?

  149. Mariee says:

    I always do a ton of baking this time of year! Next up: chocolate chip cookie dough truffles.

  150. Kristie says:

    I love experiencing the Advent and Christmas season with my husband and two kids who are 6 & 4!

  151. Carol says:

    The only Christmas tradition that I have is that I have to watch the movie White Christmas. Home Alone and While You Were Sleeping are optional films but White Christmas is a must πŸ™‚

  152. Amber says:

    Every Christmas Eve my family all makes cookies, hot cocoa, and stays up late watching holiday films! It’s always so much fun, especially when it’s snowing and the lights on the tree are blinking πŸ™‚

  153. Yao says:

    My favorite thing to do for Christmas is definitely trimming the tree with my mom. πŸ™‚

  154. katie says:

    my sis usually throws amazing parties for every excuse she can think of. but this year she’s pregnant. no party. i’m excited about having another nephew or a niece.. but i wanna party!

  155. Amy says:

    I just did my nails red and green glitter polish. Happy Holidays!!

  156. stella says:

    I’ve just painted my nails with essie hot coco!

  157. Christine says:

    I’m wearing Illamasqua’s Raindrops on my nails!

  158. Lisa says:

    Nails are naked right now! I don’t like dramatic – I like chic and elegant but vary the colors and styles of my makeup with what I’m wearing!

  159. Heidi says:

    I love Christmas music! I could play it all year round!

  160. Christy O says:

    I would be ecstatically happy if I could eat Indian food every week. And not have to completely remove my lipstick before eating anything. Lipstick smeared on chin = hideous.

  161. Chloe says:

    I’m making shitake veggie burgers for lunch mhmmm

  162. Mary says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! πŸ™‚

  163. Cyra says:

    sadly, I have nothing on my nails right now.

  164. Veneeta says:

    I will be decorating the tree today with the help of my 4 cats. It should be a lot of fun chasing after the cats when they run off with the garland or a ornament
    Veneeta recently posted … My First Haul Part One Mac, coastal Scents

  165. Jasmine says:

    Im wearing Austin-tatious turquoise on my nails… sorry if i spelled it wrong! :p

  166. Sharon S says:

    I am wearing Chanel Rose Cache–very simple, yet elegant.

  167. Aimey says:

    You haven’t gotten a tree yet? Well I guess it makes sense since you’re looking for a real, fresh one so you wouldn’tve wanted to get that during Thanksgiving lol One week of finals left and I’m on break! Wish me luck~

  168. Cyn Uehara says:

    Hi there, I am wearing Essie Chinchilly and NYC NGP168 over it. The NYC is a holographic glitter in a clear polish and it makes any nail color beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance to win this GC.

  169. Julia says:

    I just went Christmas shopping and got my little sister a bath bomb from Lush, I also bought my secret Santa her gift! I hope they both like their gifts.

  170. Terri B says:

    bare fingernails; rimmel chocolate milk on toes

  171. Madelynn says:

    My favorite is when my mom makes a small plate of candies, small gifts and trinkets for my brother and I (we’re 23 and 20 now. :]) and puts it out Christmas morning. It’s called a bundtentelle, as the plant has ridges like a bundt pan. :]

  172. Carolyn says:

    Finally done with my exams! Going to enjoy this holiday break! πŸ™‚

  173. Erin says:

    We also put up and decorated the tree today! Happy Holidays!

  174. jennifer s says:

    its almost time to come up for air from finals πŸ™‚
    ive been so lost in studying i havent bought any gifts….. chia pets all around? lol

  175. Saddy says:

    A small tradition that my brother and I have is that we watch “Jingle All The Way” every year. It is so hilariously bad!

  176. Maple says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is putting up and decorating the tree. I haven’t been able to do that lately though πŸ™

  177. EJP says:

    school is finally over, yaaay!

  178. Jazzy says:

    I wish we had sepjora where I live or they shipped here.

  179. gina lee says:

    bought more makeup the other day… not that i need it!

  180. Ana says:

    Gearing up for finals! Good luck to everyone else studying!

  181. Miriam says:

    Love that glitter is so acceptable at this time of year!

  182. Dee says:

    finals are approaching… eek!

  183. Jill says:

    I’m wearing nothing on my nails! I’m a criminal prosecutor and starting a murder trial next week, so I have to keep everything toned down so I don’t offend anyone on the jury. Wish me luck!

  184. Bons says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is exchanging gifts with family and spending time with family/friends.

  185. Emily E. says:

    I’m in the middle of exams…winning this would be a great mood booster!

  186. Christina says:

    I’m feeling grateful. Grateful I have my Christmas shopping done, that my husband I have a great healthy relationship, my daughter is a silly sweet wonderful person, that may cats are getting enough cat nip to beat the wintery blues (no more birds in our backyards…no more cat tv.) and my car is not fall apart.

    Life is good. πŸ™‚

  187. Celia Rodriguez says:

    I’m enjoying my day with my family. The hubby is off so taking advantage. Thanks for the giveaway!! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  188. elle says:

    I’m wearing dark gray nail polish right now, but I think I’ll change it to something bright soon…

  189. C. Park says:

    Just put up the chintzy tinsel tree…now it feels like Christmas!

  190. Jaa Maurer says:

    I have Revlon-Peachy on my nails !! =)

  191. Kelly M. says:

    usually I’m all done with my Christmas shopping by now, but have been especially busy with work, maybe i can get it all done by next weekend.

  192. Catherine B says:

    Studying for finals!

  193. Made biscuits this morning! A good way to start off the weekend πŸ˜‰
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … theNotice’s Holiday Gift Guide | get ornamental

  194. vivian says:

    this would be an awesome post-finals treat!

  195. Lindsey says:

    My Mom makes the best Christmas every year, hands down. The whole house is decorated, we have days of traditions, everyone comes home…it’s just magic!

  196. nat says:

    My favorite part of the holiday season, all the smells of cookies and hot chocolate, peppermint in the air. So wonderful πŸ™‚

  197. Avery Dement says:

    It’s been a tough week, I could use a treat!

  198. Calli says:

    I am getting festive with my bright red sparkly nails!

  199. Lily says:

    Five things I love to do during Christmas:

    1. Go ice skating at the outdoor rink the city sets up downtown every year w/ my friends (and subsequently fall on my butt!)
    2. Switch from buying vanilla bean frappucinos (yum!) @ starbucks to buying peppermint mochas (double yum!)
    3. Light up the Christmas tree…and add more random ornaments every year πŸ™‚
    4. Buy presents for my friends and family (and maybe pick something up for myself along the way…)
    5. Break out my favorite coats, scarves, boots, and other winter clothing <3

  200. Liz says:

    Am wrapping up some gifts for friends today – I think I need more wrapping paper! πŸ™‚ I’m also thinking of putting on a bright red polish soon…

  201. Holman says:

    I just styled my hair like Cary Grant’s for some photographs where I’m wearing a fake beard, lol.

  202. Tran says:

    My favorite Christmas holiday tradition is picking out the tree and decorating it!

  203. SDW says:

    I haven’t started xmas shopping yet, still have to put the tree up, and have no idea what I am getting anyone yet. We do secret santa in my family and I got my sister’s new bf, so it will be interesting. Good luck on your decorating.

  204. Paula says:

    I love Sephora!

  205. sara says:

    Starting to feel like a procrastinator, as I haven’t even started shopping!

  206. Ruchita says:

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies and other treats for the big day!

  207. bruna louise says:

    xmas shopping! =D

  208. The holidays are near… this would be so nice to do some extra makeup shopping πŸ™‚

  209. Tiffanie says:

    I love our Christmas tree!

  210. deanne says:

    Every year i usually go to my hometown to celebrate Christmas , this yr im going to go all out here , with decorations lights and making some Christmas goodies . thanks for the giveaway . Happy holidays

  211. onegreatsmile says:

    I borke down and used a curling iron! I try not to do anything that will damage my hair but it’s so long and lifeless I couldn’t take it any more!

  212. Elizabeth W. says:

    I just got hair extensions for a holiday party- not sure how I got talked into that! Have a great weekend!

  213. LauraA says:

    Five things that I find myself doing a lot of this time of year:

    1. Procrastinating on Christmas cards
    2. Hitting the movie theater
    3. Alternating between feeling snuggly and comfy with panic that I’m forgetting something/someone
    4. Eating lots of cookies
    5. Giving the house a good year end clean before leaving for Christmas + New Year’s

    Thanks again for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  214. Mango says:

    I have to buy Christmas presents!

  215. Maria says:

    My nails are in full blown holiday mode. They are sky blue, with blue/silver glitter and snowflakes and snowmen on alternating nails. I feel Christmas-sy every time I look at my hands. LOL

  216. Grace says:

    Definitley have a Christmas list at Sephora!

  217. Chrissy says:

    I’m cooking quinoa!

  218. Naomi says:

    I have so many things I want this year; a good and bad thing lol

  219. gillybean604 says:

    My parents told me if I want a Christmas tree in the house, I have to get it out of the storage room myself

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  220. Crystal Maynard says:

    I love me some eggnog! Woot!

  221. magda says:

    LOVE baking in December especially gingerbread cookies πŸ˜‰

  222. Inday says:

    Favorite holiday traditions – Simbang Gabi and Midnight Mass

  223. Anna says:

    I’m dreaming of….a colorful Christmas! Full o’ makeup πŸ™‚

  224. Ashleigh says:

    I love watching Christmas vacation movie every year. I’m going to be painting my nails tomorrow still trying to think of a color

  225. DalaLuz says:

    Strangely enough I find myself eating a lot these days πŸ˜‰

  226. izzi says:

    my favorite holiday tradition is that my brother and i, on christmas eve, each choose either red or green to wear to bed and we are oposites! it make for great pictures!

  227. Jaime says:

    This coming year (2012) is gonna be the year about me – I am determined to finally lose some weight and feel better about myself before the end of my 20s!

  228. Jenny says:

    Going away for the holidays so there won’t be a tree this year.

  229. aubrie soetaert says:

    Today my husband and I baked and decorated sugar cookies. We sextupled the batch. Eekk!

  230. Stephpolk82 says:

    The most dramatic thing I’ve done with my makeup lately are fiery red lips.

  231. Alice says:

    Ugh hate studying for finals but this is the last time I’ll have to because I’m graduating in December!

  232. Marian says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze Rated Holagraphic on my nails today. I’ve just finished wrapping ALL of my presents. Yay!

  233. Denise says:

    I was late with decorations this year, but I finally got my tree up. I love looking at the lights. Just soooo pretty.

  234. Kate & Zena says:

    have a headache today!
    happy holidays!

  235. Tiffany says:

    I have my $20 from Sephora but have no idea what to spend it on. Instead, I’m looking at holiday recipes and deciding what to bake!!!

  236. Mylie says:

    During my holidays, I always go on a trip for Cuba! This year I’m going to Mexico for the first time, can’t wait! πŸ™‚

  237. PinkGlitter says:

    This is not really a tradition per se (I guess it can be considered one as we do it every year..) but I love pulling out ornaments and decorating the Christmas tree.
    PinkGlitter recently posted … Handmade Love Vol. V

  238. Melissa says:

    So excited to see family for christmas! Thank you!

  239. Christy says:

    I love decorating the tree and making cookies with my family!

  240. Becca says:

    5 things I find myself doing a lot this time of year:

    1. moisturizing: I seem to slather myself down in oils and creams and cream oils about every 15 minutes but no matter how much I moisturize, my skin always gets itchy again from being so dry. Not fun!
    2. procrastinating: I am the biggest procrastinator and ALWAYS wait until the week before Christmas to start shopping. Big mistake…which leads me to #3
    3. stressing: I begin stressing bad after procrastinating on my shopping. It’s a vicious cycle…
    4. putting lip balm on: again, my body doesn’t seem to cope well in cold, dry weather and my lips always get so shriveled and flaky
    5. baking: pies, muffins, bread, cakes, cookies-you name it, I bake it during the winter season!

    Thanks Karen!

  241. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Have fun decorating your tree!! πŸ™‚

  242. Mina says:

    Karen – I wanna win girl!

  243. Ceci says:

    My favorite part of gift giving is seeing the recipient’s reaction. I love to give a good gift!

  244. Ines says:

    I’m actually spending the holidays in new york with my family. I’m so excited and can’t wait to hit up fifth avenue!

  245. Gina G says:

    I don’t celebrate Xmas, and all my friends will be busy that day so I am just going to sleep in and play video games.

  246. Cassey says:

    The smell of pine needles makes me so happy and excited for Christmas! It’s a beautiful smell, distinct to this time of year

  247. Jennifer says:

    Does Tabs have a girlfriend?

  248. Megan W says:

    Today I painted my nails red with silver sparkles… thick glitter at the tips and fading up. They look super cute for Christmas!

  249. Melessa says:

    whats on my nails? ill tell you whats not
    sally hansen 10-day no chip polish in Timeless Rose
    suuuuch a pretty light pink! its an opaque dusty kinda rose.
    just found out today that they dont sell it at my target or jewel anymore πŸ™ i still have walgreens to check. and theres 2 ultas and another target, but theyre not as close as the aforementioned. *fingers corssed!*

  250. Roma says:

    I haven’t seen my parents for 15 months, and they are in transit right now, coming to spend Christmas with me! I’m so excited to see them – it’s a 37 hour journey, all stops included.
    My mom’s been neglecting herself, my mission for this visit is to get her a set of good everyday makeup.

  251. Betony says:

    I have white nail polish on with red and silver glitter. Yeah!

  252. Step says:

    My nails are bare but thinking of pulling out Zoya Rihana

  253. Lori says:

    What’s on my nails? Right now it’s Glitzerland by OPI because I want to put gold on my nails for Christmas. πŸ˜€

  254. Lisa says:

    I would love to go shopping at Sephora. I’m on a no makeup buy until my financial aid comes in next year. : (

  255. irishkicks says:

    my fav tradition is setting up the tree!!!

  256. Steph says:

    Need a new red lipstick. I’ve been wearing Mac Russian Red for a long time, and I love it, but I feel like something new is in order.

  257. Karen says:

    I am broke – would love to win this!

  258. Judy says:

    Just bought a lancome hypnose doll lash set!! could’ve used this gift card lol

  259. Julie says:

    My new year’s resolution is definitely to procrastinate less!

  260. Arena Thompson says:

    Last dramatic thing I did with my hair was today! I got caramel and blonde highlights. I love them πŸ™‚

  261. Meredith says:

    I’m slowly getting my entire office addicted to Trader Joe’s “just the clusters” almond granola cereal πŸ˜€

  262. Diana says:

    I have to say, this has not been my best winter. I have been coughing and sneezing my brains out, but I have to go to school anyways because of finals. To top it off, I have had no sleep because of all the essays and projects I have.

    But on a happier note, your blog has been lifting my spirits πŸ™‚

  263. Emily says:

    New years Res: lose 15kgs

  264. Ellen says:

    I am a Sephora addict!

  265. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t hang ornaments too low on my Christmas tree or my cat will knock them off and break them. Does Tabs do that?

  266. Erin says:

    OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue!
    Erin recently posted … I got naked…again.

  267. tabby says:

    Could really use some “me” money. This would be great!

  268. gabby says:

    This would be great to buy some gifts for my sisters:):)

  269. sienna says:

    something new- tried moroccan hair oil today, loved it!

  270. Zharlynne says:

    Sad , I think I’m on the brink of a cold πŸ™

    • Zharlynne says:

      Hi, I originally entered the contest through my phone on your mobile site. When I first entered I received an error message on your site after I clicked to submit the comment. In case my entry was submitted multiple times, I didn’t mean to it was an error due to my phone or your mobile site =)

  271. terry says:

    I have… nothing on my nails, haha. It’s exam time and I’m just too busy!!

  272. styleezta says:

    need to get my nails did fo sho πŸ˜‰

  273. Ilana says:

    Nothing is on my nails at this time of year!! Finals are this week and I’m a nail biter in stressful situations. Something new i wanna try beauty wise is wash my face with oil instead of store bought products.. something i saw on the internet and thought id give it a try!

  274. Bridget says:

    This week I tried the OPI No Chip manicure…but it chipped on me after 2 days!! πŸ™ Not cool!!

  275. Karen F says:

    My kitten loves “helping” me decorate the tree! He knocks all the ornaments off so that I can redecorate it over and over again!

  276. Rosie says:

    I am so happy today!!!! My hub had open heart surgery on Wednesday and when I saw him today he looked amazing!! We went for a walk around the halls of the cardiac floor with our son. It was so great to see him looking so healthy (tubes and all). This will definitely be a Merry Christmas <3<3

  277. Nikki says:

    wearing Essie Ladylike, just got the Essie shine of the times (the SH hidden treasure dupe), trying to decide what to pair it with

  278. Tukta says:

    keep listening to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri , over and over

    I miss my Man

  279. Katrina says:

    My house is officially decorated and ready for Christmas – bring it!

  280. Natalie says:

    I have gel nails for the last two weeks and they still look fab! They should last me for another 2 weeks!

  281. Alyssa says:

    Christmas is coming! Now I need to figure out how to paint my nails…

  282. FadBurger says:

    I’ve recently rekindled my love for lipgloss…! Just had to say :). As for my nails, I am wearing a holo glitter from Color Club’s holiday collection~! Soooo sparkly!
    FadBurger recently posted … Bath & Body Works Halloween Liplicious Lip Gloss

  283. Star says:

    I haven’t been able to stop listening to Michael Buble’s holiday album “Christmas”. His voice is awesome!

  284. Amanda says:

    On my nails right now, I have a dark brown Essie polish with a gold glitter coat layered over from the middle of my nail to the tips.

  285. MarciaF says:

    I’m working on picking out my Christmas manicure. There are so many gorgeous shades but I think the winner may be Nails Inc The Boltons from Sephora. Gorgeous metallic red. Who wouldn’t want red on Christmas??

    Tweeted this too (MarciaEF)

  286. Roya says:

    I’m finally giving my nails a much needed break from polish!

  287. Michelle says:

    My nails are bare and plan too paint them times square by NYC . My favorite nail polish!

  288. Angie says:

    Love this time of the year and getting all dolled up for the many Holiday parties!! Usually, I just play with my makeup for a bit before I wash my face for the night πŸ™ Now, Im actually walking out the door with my looks! πŸ™‚

  289. Kristie Win says:

    I love christmas πŸ™‚

  290. Nina says:

    i wrapped Christmas presents today!

  291. Jesselyn says:

    Bought a Gucci handbag πŸ™‚

  292. steph b says:

    I am totally digging bare nails right now. Go figure.

  293. steph b says:

    Loving bare nails right now. Go figure.

  294. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been trying bright colours recently and just yesterday I did a bright light blue/silver eye look with extra hot pink blush! Somehow the colors really work together :D!

  295. Kimi says:

    How neat! This would be a great christmas present to get!!!

  296. DD says:

    I’m about to do a manicure in ten minutes. I was wearing Wicked by Essie and plan on doing a random slate blue by LA Girls that I bought for 99 cents at Forever21. I normally can’t pull off greys, but this has enough blue in it to make it quite flattering.

    Happy Weekend!

  297. Libby says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree at my mom’s house with my mom and sister, while drinking mimosas.

  298. Melissa says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching its a wonderful life at least half a dozen times and of course a Christmas story also πŸ™‚

  299. Liene says:

    My nails are bare because I have no time to paint them with Essie’s Merino Cool. Hopefully tomorrow πŸ™‚ Or maybe I will change my mind and choose Orly’s Gogo or something else.

  300. Liz says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is having tamales on Christmas Eve. A bit tedious to make, but yum!
    Liz recently posted … Lancome Maquiriche Creme Powder Eye Color Quad: Symphonie d’Automne

  301. miso says:

    going to sephora tommorow gotta stock up on some make up !! pretty excited!

  302. Sydney says:

    I love watching the 25 days of Christmas every year on TV.
    I also need to watch Miracle on 34th Street every year.

    I followed you on Twitter and re-tweeted πŸ™‚

  303. AYL says:

    I love decorating our house with pretty lights! I especially love driving and passing houses during this month since many other houses have lights up too!

  304. Eliza says:

    I’m kind of excited to watch Stephen King’s Bag of Bones tmrw night.

  305. ann says:

    nothing on my nails right now, but want to do some christmasy nail art as a study break ! getting in the christmas spirit. (:

  306. Chelsea says:

    nails are naked, as always! I’d like to buy a strengthener or something, though my nails look nice right now! I love watching Christmas cartoons – Year without a Santa, Rudolph, Charlie Brown Christmas, etc. I’m almost finished with the semester, so I’m super happy about that!

  307. Tina says:

    Love your photography…

  308. Alanna says:

    Favorite holiday traditions? Watching the Christmas classics! White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, It’s a Wonderful Life, etc.

  309. Susan P. says:

    $50 gift card would keep my daughter stocked up with nail polish.

  310. nabel says:

    Only 15 days till x-mas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  311. ashley says:


  312. Gigi says:

    I’m wearing June, by Chanel! Yep, I just bought it πŸ™‚

  313. Nina says:

    I tried a flakie nail polish for the first time and I’m in love!

  314. Jess says:

    Finally getting into the holiday mood!! =D

  315. Abby says:

    When was the last time you did something dramatic with your makeup or hair?
    – early this year, i decided i needed a change so i chopped off 20 inches of my hair! i <3 how it looks, but i think im gona grow it out again πŸ˜›

  316. April says:

    I keep a running list of all the great things you mention on this blog. I seriously have an excel spreadsheet πŸ˜€ Thanks for all the great giveaways!

  317. Dominique says:

    I need to step up my game, I’ve only gotten 1/8th of my Christmas gifts for family. I’ve been doing way too much shopping for moi!!!

  318. jean says:

    i truly, truly cannot wait for the new year to begin!

  319. Nika says:

    I’m going crazy because I still haven’t figured out what to give my boyfriend this Christmas!!!

  320. Jennie says:

    I really need to do my nails.

  321. Lauren says:

    Glory Glory Man United!!!!

  322. Kim says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to be more environmentally conscious by making less frivolous purchases and making sure the beauty products I buy are recyclable.

  323. Kathleen says:

    I get so so so excited about Christmas. πŸ™‚ After decorating the whole house, I put lights up everywhere (I lovelovelove the sparkles!), even in my bedroom. Then I have a bunch of bake-a-thons where I bake all these Christmas things. And I get together with my friends for a mini Christmas party where we make gingerbread houses and homemade snowglobes. πŸ™‚ So yeah, I guess you could say Christmas is my favorite time of year and I’m sort of obsessed with it…. πŸ˜‰

  324. jenn s. says:

    Hmmmm…dramatic hair changes….well, I went from an A-line bob, super-short in the back and chin length in the front, to much longer all over. It’s about 3 inches below my shoulders now. I haven’t had hair this long since college! I just wanted the chance to pull it up and try some new things with it. I’ll probably grow tired of it by next summer (HOT here in Florida!) and cut it short again!

  325. Christine says:

    Love reading this blog!

  326. Jeannette Greene says:

    I just bought Urban Decay’s Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Big Bang! Out of my comfort zone and AMAZING!

  327. I would love to win this!
    ashleigh walls recently posted … Why I Tear Up When TV Shows Feature Seizures

  328. Jill says:

    nails: red with green and red glitter! tried an ombre effect with the glitter, but it was kind of a fail :-\ still pretty and sparkly though!

  329. Mandy says:

    Celebrating 10 yrs of our restaurant today! What an awesome achievement, kudos to my dear husband!

  330. Eloize says:

    I hope I’ll be lucky this time!!

  331. janice says:

    You have saved me a fortune with you reviews. I would have bought a lot of products you didn’t like. Thanks again

  332. Rachel says:

    I went for a mani-pedi session with my best friend yesterday, and my fingers and toes are all ready for the holidays! Here’s a picture:

  333. Jennifer says:

    Wearing OPI Muppets Hoilday 2011 Designer…… Better on my nails and Wocka Wocka on my toes.

  334. Jessica says:

    My computer broke 2 days before exams. This would make me feel much better! Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

  335. Shelly says:

    For Christmas, I love going caroling around the neighborhood with my friends πŸ™‚

  336. Courtnie says:

    I’m craving Krispy Kreme donuts! Yumm!

  337. Courtney says:

    I’ve never been big on Christmas, but this year I bought each of my friends Christmas presents! Only one more to go, and a friend’s two children and I’m done with all of my Xmas shopping :3 feeling quite accomplished xD

  338. Luci says:

    I have CND Shellac polish on my nails. A pale iridescent pink and a glitter on top. Need to pick a Christmas-y look for the next one!

  339. Monika says:

    Hate the xmas pressure……love all the pretty lights in the neighborhood though…..

  340. Tammy says:

    Just painted my nails with Cult Nails Time Traveler topped with Clairvoyant. Gorgeous combo!

  341. Cristy says:

    Kaboom!! Sha Zam! (doing some magic here, trying to win!!) he! He!

  342. Joy P. says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas and New Year to be over because my mom’s going to visit us this January!!! :)) I haven’t seen her in exactly one year today though we talk on the phone almost every day. Fast-forward button please???

  343. Tori says:

    I kind of gave up on the whole new years resolution thing, i never go through with them!

  344. Kristen says:

    Wearing Essie’s plumberry colour πŸ™‚ looks just like it sounds haha

  345. Regina says:

    I LOVE the holidays, so many fun promotions. I really hope I win!

  346. N says:

    I’m a little bit sad because my condo building doesn’t allow real live trees… fake trees just don’t have that amazing real tree smell! πŸ™

  347. Denniesha says:

    just got my China Glaze Let it snow polishes going to be wearing ring in the red!!!

  348. Sara says:

    My family has a New Year’s Day tradition: we all go out to a movie together as a family! This year is The Muppets Movie!

  349. B says:

    Going to my first ugly Christmas sweater party tomorrow, although in the 80’s I wore some and thought I looked good!

  350. Erika says:

    Ready for xmas to be over. Wearing OPI sheer your toys np. Holiday collection, and i love this color and the wear time.

  351. Brittany says:

    I have been having so much fun wrapping all my gifts this year! I painted my nails with a blueish colour (Teal-y by Sally Hansen) and I put purple – blue glitter on top (Frenzy by Sinful Colours!)

  352. Lily N says:

    I cannot wait for finals to be over!!

  353. Mary says:

    I’m looking forward to reading about Tabs’ theme for decorating his tree this year!

  354. shusheshe says:

    Just bought Kose’s Nature and Co line’s mineral foundation and eye cream… can’t wait to test them out!

  355. Jenny says:

    What’s on my nails? A teal glitter franken! I love making my own colors!

  356. Kimberly says:

    definitely need this!

  357. Let says:

    New year’s resolution: exercise more and lose weight.

  358. Christine says:

    I can’t wait for my exams to be over so i can finally enjoy the holidays season !

  359. Nadia A. says:

    One Christmas tradition that we have in our family is that we make tamales a few days before Christmas. My mom then serves the tamales and other dishes at her house on Christmas Day.

  360. Abby says:

    What I am wearing on my nails? Revlon’s starry pink. I love this baby pink with white glitter polish!

  361. Holly says:

    I am determined to start going to the gym BEFORE the new years!!

  362. elyse says:

    I’m Jewish and this will be my first Christmas with a tree!

  363. Margeaux M Schmidt says:

    Just hosted a holiday wine tasting. Proceeds went to Michigan Humane Society Detroit woo hoo!!

  364. mrsshukra says:

    Baked today!

  365. Rozae says:

    As a Muslim we don’t celebrate Christmas but I do get together w/friends for a good laugh!

  366. Megan says:

    I just tried f21’s love and beauty nail polish. It’s surprisingly pretty good. Two thick coats and I’m good! πŸ™‚

  367. Roxanna Harris says:

    C’mon, Sephora gift card! I need to do some Christmas shopping!!

  368. Jen says:

    My New Year’s Resolution this year is to stick to my other Resolutions.

  369. peach_ says:

    I’m definitely feeling the holiday crunch, too. I still haven’t finished shopping for gifts and I’m panicking just typing that out!
    peach_ recently posted … Julep Nail Vernis Trina

  370. Jarucha says:

    I think last time I did something drastic to my hair was prob prom updo. Recently tried to use the Spin Pins but maybe my hair is too short – its not working for me sadly.

  371. Anna says:

    This would be great to buy some gifts

  372. Brenda says:

    I loooove Christmas shopping!

  373. Jerilyn says:

    My boyfriend lives far away and is coming home for Christmas, so I am VERY excited to spend the holidays with him! πŸ™‚ I hope everyone is surrounded by the ones they love this year!

  374. I’m wearing China Glaze’s Tinsel Town and I freaking LOVE it!

  375. Resa says:

    Thanks for hosting fabulous giveaways all the time :)! I just took off my nail polish lol.

  376. Hazel says:

    In love and loving it and life. πŸ™‚

  377. Cedes says:

    getting holiday gift sets (:

  378. ola says:

    I realy like your blog πŸ™‚

  379. MC says:

    I really – really- need new make up and I am completely broke!

  380. Tina says:

    The last drastic thing I did was to my hair. I decided to dye it red from blonde. It was the best decision I made. The color goes well with my complexion and eye color. I absolutely love it and get so many compliments on it.

  381. Emma says:

    Getting my hair cut this week, hoping to chop a lot off, which for me is dramatic! Can’t wait!

  382. Alix says:

    Wearing Deborah Lippmann’s Dream A Little Dream, which I refer to as my fairy-sparkle polish.

    Need to get to Sephora and score some of Tarina Tarantino’s HyperLiners — they’re excellent!

  383. pamela says:

    I can’t wait to play with sparkly pigments for the holidays! I feel like christmas touches every part of my wardrobe and makeup. I love this time of year <3

  384. Sherry B. says:

    I’m all set for Christmas, but also SO ready for it to be over so I can have some quiet time and just relax.

  385. pearl says:

    Love Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe. Such a unique blue glitter polish πŸ™‚

  386. Antithesis says:

    my nails are bare at the moment but i will put on essie chinchilly late on today.

  387. Amanda says:

    There’s nothing on my nails right now other than a little bit of remnants from the last time I had gel nails.

  388. pantooka says:

    I just pt on Opi’s Chestnuts About You – it’s a beautiful color and something to get into the holiday spirit. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  389. Christin says:

    I love China Glaze Tinsel Town πŸ™‚

  390. Maca says:

    I need to finish decorating my tree, poor thing is half naked.

  391. Janet says:

    This weekend I cut my hair into a bob, went to Disneyland, found and bought an awesome parfum (Mitsouko by Guerlain) and gonna make brownies later today.

  392. Andrea says:

    wearing essie’s Island Hopping- and I’d love to win this giftcard =]

  393. Halifax says:

    I’m away for vacation, miss my cats. Hope you and Tabs are doing well

  394. Kathryn says:

    Baking Christmas cookies today! Yum!

  395. BeckBeck says:

    I’ve been doing a month of festive manicures – today’s is Orly Emberstone.

  396. Kristina says:

    I have the coolest sister ever! She went to a Stila sale and got me foundation and eye shadow <3 ($6 each!)

  397. Kas says:

    I’m going to paint my nails a nice chocolate brown today.

  398. Jamie Rebecca says:

    i am addicted to hgtv. i swear i’m just looking for new house projects. what is wrong with me?!!?

  399. Emily says:

    Okay….. so this is kind of crazy but I’m going to tell you what is on my nails. πŸ™‚
    On my left hand I painted my nails in Turquoise and Caicos and the ringfinger is in Aruba Blue, and on the right I painted all the nails in Sew Psyched, and the ringfinger is painted It’s Genius!
    All colors by essie! Haha, I know it sounds crazy but I just couldn’t decide what to use

  400. Lisa says:

    I love setting up my menorah, it’s so pretty when the candles are burning

  401. amanda says:

    i have been obsessed with zoya nail polishes! wearing Jem at the moment!

  402. Ivy says:

    My nails are bare, as they always are. πŸ™‚ I don’t have the time or patience to keep up with manicures.

  403. Darlene says:

    Tree is decorated. Presents are bought. Now it’s time to make Christmas cookies, and lil loaves of banana bread, zucchini bread, and pumpkin bread. Merry Christmas ..Mele Kalikimaka

  404. Jessa says:

    Current nail color: Zoya polish in Faye. It’s about the glitteriest thing I’ve ever worn!

  405. Gracie says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is attending Midnight Mass (Misa de Gallo) with my family during Christmas Eve and then celebrating with a late night dinner (Noche Buena) where rice, ham, fried chicken, pork egg rolls, lomein noodles (pancit) and rice-cakes (kakanin) are served. To cap the night, we open our presents by the family tree. πŸ™‚

  406. Caroline says:

    Going to get our tree today! Just had a 4 year old birthday party so now gotta switch up the decor.

  407. Natalie Martinez says:

    I was just about to head out to target but i decided to check in here first…yay me πŸ™‚

  408. Marisa says:

    I just painted my nails white!

  409. We have to go to Costco today. Wish me luck, and if you see something on the news about a woman being arrested for running people over with her cart in Woodinville, WA, send bail money! πŸ˜‰

  410. elisia says:

    i cant afford anything at sephora, i realllyyy want the prada d’iris perfume though!!

  411. Michelle B. says:

    The last time I did something dramatic with my hair and makeup was yesterday, in fact. While some people do useful things like clean when they procrastinate, I use my time to perfect a smoky eye. Came out pretty well too πŸ™‚

  412. Sara says:

    I love putting up and decorating the Christmas tree! It always makes the house feel so much more festive.

  413. Anna says:

    I’m thinking I want to try a MUF foundation, but I don’t know if they come pale enough for my freakishly pasty skin.

  414. Megan says:

    I did my hair all ringlets two weeks ago that is my favorite style. I use the instyler and it truely holds curl with out hair spray or product. I also used the Mac pigments berry ornament glob red with urbane decay sin and blended for a very christmasy look.

  415. Liz says:

    I can’t remember the last time I did something dramatic with my hair or makeup, which is why tomorrow, I’m having a full makeover! I can’t wait…

  416. ANN says:

    I LOVE decorating and shopping for presents.

  417. Michele says:

    I love shopping…Huge sales on everything!!!!

  418. Olivia says:

    going to put up my christmas tree today!!! πŸ˜€

  419. Hailey says:

    I have a metalic gold nail polish with the OPI black crackle nail polish over it.

  420. adi says:

    im wearing on my nails loreal caught red handed

  421. Lucy says:

    My holidays start when all the decorations are draged out the day after Thanksgiving. This year we had the tree up 3 days before Thanksgiving. We didn’t decorate it just had the lights lit. We then decorated the whole house. I like lots of lighted things all over the house. Love battery operated candles. I play Christmas music every day. Love to bake cookies with friends. Get together with loved ones & party!

  422. Heather says:

    I’m wearing Orly’s Meet me Under the Mistletoe, one of my favourite Christmas colours

  423. colleen b says:

    I’m not currently wearing anything on my nails.

  424. I did a dramatic purple smokey eye yesterday, but lately I’ve been feeling super lazy!

  425. Hillary says:

    We always take a hike along the river by my parent’s place on Christmas (the whole family!)

  426. Katherine says:

    It’s been such a relaxing weekend! Yay!

  427. Alexis says:

    The last ‘huge’ makeover I did for my hair was chemically straightening it last summer. First time, it came out great. When I got it touched up, my stylist fried it! Sadly, I had to cut my loooong hair. Still waiting for it to grow out :c

  428. Grace says:

    I’m also getting a cute, small tree – I think tonight!

  429. Claire says:

    my resolution is to take full advantage of my graduate program!

  430. Bri says:

    Eating chili on Christmas Eve.

  431. Mina says:

    i am wearing lincoln park after dark on my nails!

  432. Maria says:

    Excited that my very first niece is due on Christmas day! πŸ˜€

  433. BettyS says:

    Help! My nails are completely naked!

  434. loofah says:

    Bare nails!

  435. Jesse says:

    I just bought the nail polish set from sephora for my best friend:D

  436. I’m wearing Revlon Facets of Fuchsia on my nails πŸ™‚

  437. Jessica says:

    stressing over finals but your blog is way more interest!! and i currently have HEIDI by zoyas on my nails! which are chipped..due to stress and studying..but three more dayS!

  438. Liz says:

    My nails are bare πŸ˜€ and I don’t do new year’ s resolutions because I know that I can’t fill them anyway.

  439. I’m not even remotely ready for Xmas, and I’m starting to panic. The only thing I’ve done so far is put a festive sweater on my poodle.
    The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog recently posted … Gift Guide – Make Up For Ever’s Best Of Set

  440. Lisa says:

    I have got to get my gifts out to the post office! Procrastination station is gonna get me every time…

  441. Anka says:

    Thanks for these giveaways πŸ™‚ I have And a Cherry on Top by OPI on my nails!

  442. Joy says:

    A big part of the holidays is the music for me. Today, my choir performed our winter major work, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Next week, my handbell choir is performing a medley of lesser known carols and we also have our carol sing between services. Plus, when I go to our “contemporary” service because the youth ask me to stay and sit with them, we do carols rather than the icky music they normally do. Much easier on the stomach. πŸ™‚

  443. Vnssa906 says:

    Started my christmas shopping today! Hooray, no procrastination this year πŸ™‚

  444. Patricia says:

    My New Years resolution this year I think itÒ€ℒs every year is to lose 20 pounds and keep it off. Start fresh, spend more time with family and friends. DonÒ€ℒt let things bother me so much and fly to CA to meet my nieces and nephews which I never met. πŸ™‚

  445. Sarah says:

    Thank you for reviewing MAC cleanse off! I’ve been debating trying this one but I want to try an oil cleanser and this one sounds perfect…thanks!!

  446. Ginelle says:

    Had a great weekend in NYC for my friends birthday πŸ™‚

  447. Esther says:

    Doing this instead of studying for finals.

  448. Jess says:

    No X-mas tree for us this year… :'(

  449. Claire says:

    new years resolution: keep working out through the winter. would be a shame to stop after a consistent few months of 13 hours of exercise a week

  450. Heather says:

    Christmas starts for me when I help my dad decorate his tree Thanksgiving weekend!

  451. Rochelle says:

    Sundays are so boring : P

  452. melissa says:

    Candy cane pie…nuff said. πŸ™‚

  453. Christine says:

    Would love this!

  454. colleen kennedy says:

    Alas! Finals is FINALLY over for me and I can now spend countless of time on your beautyblog without having to flip back and fourth from lectures. I really need to groom my dog, he’s a poodle. A toy poodle. Oh, and I have masterplan from Essie on my nails. Zing!

  455. colleen kennedy says:

    i hope i win!:)

  456. Helen says:

    I have exams this week πŸ™

  457. michaela says:

    today is my engagement anniversary!!

  458. Marena says:

    I’m wearing OPI’s Meep Meep Meep on my nails currently- but I’m not a huge fan. It’s a pinky-red color, with pinky-red shimmer… so they don’t really show up since they’re the same color as the base! I much prefer Warm and Fozzie and recommend that anyone pick it up (:

  459. Siena says:

    The five things I do during winter: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, oh and eat christmass-y desserts. πŸ˜‰

  460. Jennifer says:

    My nails are naked…I need to fix that.

  461. v says:

    i have Warm & Fozzie on nails…love the name, great for the holidays/winter

  462. Deirdre says:

    I would love to bathe in some Philosophy products!

  463. Megan says:

    I am so stressed right now between the holidays and a huge project at work…so yeah. Nothing on the nails. And right now I’m thinking about how I need to finish a couple presentations for work and somehow manage to wrap a bunch of presents before Thursday.

  464. Tahnee Davis says:

    Hope you had a great day!

  465. Kavita A Jain says:

    My new face eyeshadow color combo is silver with blue. – despite the bad rep blue eyeshadow gets! I recently bought Nars eye duo, Underworld – now all I have to do is control myself from picking up several more of their duo combos! LOL!

  466. MMM says:

    Need to win. I eat makeup for lunch.=)

  467. My nails are all chipped up and it’s driving me crazy. The did look pretty awesome til they chipped though. I used Color Club’s Ornamint over a black polish.

  468. Amanda Hixon says:

    Hello! I’m new to your blog but enjoying it so far.. I love your kitty! It would be really nice to win a gift card to Sephora, an extra boost for gift giving is always a great help.. (or as a gift to myself.. haha)

  469. Myr says:

    FINALS!!! AHH!

  470. Gala says:

    I love anything that includes day off work!

  471. Meng says:

    Watch the christmas story!

  472. Krizella says:

    hi Karen!! I’m wearing Sephora by OPI “Metro Chic” on my nails- love this polish for Fall/Winter!

  473. Karen Stauss says:

    My favorite tradition is bundling up with my family and everyone going together to walk around the neighborhood admiring all the Christmas decorations. We do this every year πŸ™‚

  474. Jenna says:

    I love Sephora

  475. Kaoyee says:

    I hope I win!

  476. Tintin says:

    I love eating so this is what I’ll be mostly doing over the holidays. New Year’s resolution is to keep fit and exercise (especially after all the holiday goodies that I’m munching on)!

  477. Stephanie says:

    I have lost my favorite jacket. This is not good.

  478. Shelly says:

    I love Christmas!
    Shelly recently posted … Gray Hollister T-Shirt

  479. Miri E. says:

    Loving the cat eye you rocked with the NYX liner!

  480. Kristina says:

    I tried out a nail stamping set for the first time. I think it came out pretty good!

  481. KaylaK says:

    I know I will be going out all this week! Tomorrow is my b-day so I’ll be dressing up super hawt! Even though I have to work…lol. I also start a new job next week so that’s exciting! I need to do my nails tho..they are due!

  482. Lisa says:

    Hm. I don’t really have any Christmas traditions. I thought about getting a tree. But I’m worried my cats will knock it over and use the ornaments as playthings. On another note, I don’t have anything on my nails, but I’m thinking of breaking out China Glaze Emerald Sparkles.

  483. Zulma Garcia says:

    Keeping my kids away from the presents under the tree!! πŸ™‚

  484. maomao says:

    Hi Karen! Love your Pokemon themed posts, hope I win!

  485. Michelle says:

    This year, we’re lagging on putting up the christmas decorations and it’s my favorite time of year! Hope lights and tree goes up soon πŸ™‚

  486. mennabop says:

    I’m excited for Christmas, but I’m totally not prepared to do all the stuff that needs to get accomplished in the next two weeks.

  487. nuriz says:

    me want this!

  488. Sue C. says:

    I’m trying to get my nails healthy enough to wear polish, they keep splitting and peeling but I have so many pretty polishes I want to wear.

  489. Panna says:

    LECHON! I would love some lechon this Christmas! πŸ™‚

  490. Janet says:

    I just love seeing all my friends whom I don’t get to see much during the year.

  491. Audrey says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas, it’s probably my favorite holiday. Everyone getting together, giving each other gifts. Holiday parties, the decorations, Christmas lights and fun holiday makeup! Anyway, I can’t wait. Have a great holiday!

  492. Regina says:

    I watched “its a wonderful life” this weekend for the FIRST time and it is now my #2 Christmas movie. Happy holidays!

  493. Wynell says:

    Almost done with my Christmas shopping

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