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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Amy C! Congratulations, Amy! 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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Happy St. Patrick’s! — wait, that was last week. But doesn’t it feel like it was just St. Patrick’s Day? WOW! This week went by quickly. I could have sworn we were just talking about fish & chips.


Not there’s a right or wrong time to talk about fried food. Matter of fact, I’d say it’s an underused topic of conversation.

Anywho! I’m doing my best to rise and shine over here, but Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. There’s a light, annoying drizzle outside, like the kind where you just wish it would either unload and start pouring, because at least that would do the plants some good, or stop altogether so the sun can come out.

Tabs votes for the later.

Which reminds me. Sometimes he’s such a grouch! It’s adorable when he makes his little angry old man face with his whiskers turned down. That’s the face he makes when I take him out for a walk after a rain and the ground is still wet. On the one hand, he loves being outside; on the other, he hates getting his paws wet.

It’s so cute! After he steps in a puddle, he’ll raise his little paw like he stepped on a thorn, and look up at me and mewl as if to say, “This is bullsh*t, Mom.”

I swear he thinks I’m responsible for the weather. When it rains, he’d probably fire me if he could.

Ya know, I think it’s time for some coffee, so I’ll be right back. Why don’t you enter this weekend’s giveaway while I’m gone? πŸ™‚

What folks are saying…

“Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Karen (and Tabs, of course)! I really appreciate this! I’d been eyeing the Anastasia brow pencil in Strawburn to match my red hair!”
-Chelsea (and Jiji the kitten and Quincy the bunny)

“Hi Karen and Tabs. Wow! Thanks so much for this! It’s hard to believe I actually won something. I can’t wait to shop my little heart out! Thanks again. Love to Tabs! And I love your blog with the Tabs stories. ;+)”
-Sophie, St Petersburg, FL

“Never before have I been so pleased to check my email right before bed!!! Thank you so, so much! I truly enjoy your blog and check it almost daily! Thanks again! This made my night!”
-Melissa, Edmond, OK

“Hi Karen. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I won! :O Thank you so much! You, Tabs, and your blog are amazing! Thank you for keeping me updated on all things beauty and more importantly, for keeping me entertained! Keep doing your thing! πŸ™‚ Thank you again.”

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”

Win a $50 gift 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, have you ever been caught outside in the rain? When was your last grand adventure? Have you ever been snorkeling? How many cats is too many cats? What’s your most cherished memory? Have you ever applied makeup on someone else? — 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, March 25, 2012 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 Amy C! Congratulations, Amy! 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. C Williams says:

    I would love to win. Never shopped there before.

  2. Antithesis says:

    one of my favorite memories from my first relationship was getting caught in the rain at the bus stop when he was riding with me so he could walk me home.

  3. Yay! I’ve been actually caught in the rain today, when Greger and I were walking in the woods! We’ve make our way home (to the car) really fast!
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  4. lala r says:

    thanks for the giveaway

  5. Alanna says:

    I love putting makeup on my sister! She never wears makeup, so when she does, it’s like she’s a totally different person. Still gorgeous makeup or no makeup though πŸ™‚

  6. Mich says:

    I’ll be caught in the rain later πŸ™ Which stinks because I’m going to a party and my hair is gonna blow up!!

  7. Jordan says:

    I always used to get caught in the rain when I ran track we used to joke that they never cancelled practice or a meet until there was a tornado about to blow past the track , one time it was thunder storming pretty badly and they didn’t tell us to go inside until the rain was so heavy that you couldn’t hear the start gun. Being soaked to the bone while wearing skimpy tanktops and shorts was never any fun. And I think four cats is too many cats


  8. Amy says:

    I put makeup on my friends and my sister, it’s so much fun.

  9. Wynell says:

    I was caught in the rain right before work !! it like like I went swimming lol

  10. aclearcutsign says:

    Done snorkeling in Hawaii! Loved it!

  11. candy says:

    I love snorkeling! So much so, that it makes me want to swap my career in IT for being a marine biologist.

    candy recently posted … It’s FREEBIE TIIIIIIIME: Free Chanel Le Blanc Deluxe Sample Set

  12. Natalie says:

    Woohoo enjoy your weekend!

  13. aubrie says:

    It’s rained constantly the last week. The sun is finally peeking out today…yay!

  14. Jody says:

    Nope never been caught in the rain.

  15. Agata says:

    It’s raining here in Michigan too!

  16. My dog definitely think I’m responsible for the rain!
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  17. Christy says:

    I was gifted birchbox for Christmas and it was the best present I ever got! I just signed myself up again! Love that you can try new products before you spend money on the full size!

  18. Carissa says:

    who doesn’t occasionally get caught in the rain?! fortunately, i’ve never been caught in a downpour!

  19. Ami says:

    I was inspired to walk my cat after you started walking Tabs. Well I finally started last week and she doesnt seem to mind the harness but all shell do is sit on her butt!

  20. tiffany says:

    Finally going to watch the hunger games today!

  21. Rachel says:

    I do get caught in the rain but I end up choosing to walk in the rain within couple mins.

  22. Zhar says:

    Lovely day to go shopping πŸ™‚

  23. Madelynn says:

    I love getting caught in the rain!

  24. jennifer says:

    i went swatch-happy at ulta a few days ago and fell in love with urban decay’s lipstick in “naked.” SO pretty! vegan, too!

  25. Alison says:

    I have done makeup on someone else! I did my friend’s makeup for her wedding reception, and after I did hers, two of her bridesmaids asked me to do theirs too. It was so fun! (I also did a practice run on my husband the day before- but don’t tell him I told you!)

  26. lisa brown says:

    I love shopping on e.l.f.’s web site.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  27. ricky blue says:

    We just got back from a trip to Minneapolis. It’s really a lovely city. There’s this great natural foods co-op that had me fantasizing about leaving Chicago behind…

  28. Abby Camarillo says:

    I am not the luckiest person in the world but I sure am the most greatful πŸ˜€

  29. Quinctia says:

    Four cats is definitely too many cats–I know this from experience.

    Two is a good number!

  30. Emilee says:

    It’s raining here in Washington DC too! Watching the drizzle out my window as I work on a power point presentation at work… not a fun way to spend a Saturday!

  31. PS says:

    Where I live it hardly ever rains so I love getting caught in the rain because it’s something different.

  32. Caitlin says:

    3 cats is too many !!

  33. Brittany says:

    I can’t wait for Monday – it’s my Saturday! I’m going nuts at work! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Lucy says:

    Meow! I don’t own any high end makeup.

  35. Rikki says:

    Starting to develop allergies or something.
    NOT FUN.

  36. Julie says:

    Caught out in the pouring rain today! Now all I want to do is stay inside and nap!

  37. Chris25 says:

    I made the most divine vegetable lasagna last night. I wish you could have tried it!

  38. Bruna Louise says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  39. Savannah says:

    Just worked out for an exhausting hour and a half!

  40. Paula says:

    My next grand adventure is a trip to Italy in June!! We’ve never been out of the US, so this will be amazing!!!

  41. Katrina says:

    Barn party tonight and my parent’s house, hope it doesn’t rain!

  42. Hannah S. says:

    Having a lovely weekend at home for the last few days of my Spring Break πŸ™‚ I miss my kitties when I’m up at school!

  43. Maria says:

    I love getting caught in the rain….my hair…not so much

  44. Melissa says:

    I have snorkeled in Maui. It was so much fun, except I got a wicked sunburn on my back!

  45. Erin says:

    Went snorkeling when I visited the Mayan Rivera. Beautiful!

  46. Kate says:

    It’s raining here too! somehow I want some poutine….

  47. Heather says:

    Its gloomy and rainy here in Pittsburgh. A bit of a change from the 80s in March we’ve had

  48. Christina says:

    I’m thinking of quitting my job!!

  49. Pam says:

    I had a tough week. Winning a gift card would be a ray of sunshine!

  50. Ji says:

    Speaking of food, I’m getting ready to eat lunch! 😁 So hungry!

  51. Jennifer says:

    watching Saturday Night Live reruns on Netflix. frickin love Kristen Wiig!

  52. Rusty says:

    $50 to Sephora would be awesome! I could finally get the Naked 2 palette I’ve wanted since it came out.

  53. Ruchita says:

    I love snorkeling! Can’t wait to do it again some day.

  54. Ashleigh says:

    I’ve always wanted a cat :/ . I want one like tabs

  55. Ellie says:

    The other day my boyfriend said I was really pretty even though I wasn’t wearing makeup.
    I was wearing blue eyeliner. πŸ˜€

  56. Laura H says:

    I was just caught out in the rain this morning while picking up groceries !

  57. Mandee says:

    I love Kristen Wiig too! I’ll be sad when she decides to leave the show. My birthday is in 4 days, I hope I win! This would be a great present. I want to buy the Alley Cat shade from Betsey Johnson Sephora by OPI shade! I’d also love to try the new Bite line. That’s how I found your website – of course, I’ve been here before in the past. Love it!

  58. Nikki says:

    I’ve never been snorkeling, but I love whitewater rafting!

  59. sienna says:

    i think the sun just now is coming out, was a foggy saturday morn till now. crossing fingers for a win! thanks for doing the giveaway!

  60. Angela says:

    My husband and I think you should turn Tabs’ modeling portfolio into a book. Seriously! People would buy it!

  61. Ada O. says:

    I would love to win.

  62. Krista says:

    I went snorkeling once in the middle of the ocean and it scared the crap out of me. I learned that I do not like open water.

  63. Anna says:

    Here in Vancouver we can get all four seasons in one day so getting caught in the rain (or other forms of precipitation) is a regular event. I once boarded a bus in the sunshine, got off 20 minutes later under a cloudy sky, and immediately it started raining then HAILING. Five minutes later I arrived at my front door and the hail suddenly stopped. Yep.

  64. Stephanie Liu says:

    The last time I was caught in the rain was in Punta Cana at a resort. It was so fun!!! I love swimming in the rain. πŸ™‚

  65. Michelle B. says:

    Running in the rain can be fun, especially if it’s warm out. However, getting caught in a hail storm is less than fun.

  66. Katrin says:

    I love my cats! I have two…I am not sure if you can have too many but I guess that makes me sound like a crazy old cat lady. Haha. But yeah, I would always offer a home for a cat in need.

    This is an awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed! :))

  67. Xero says:

    I want to wear bright lipstick today!

  68. Amy D. says:

    I miss my puppy dog today. πŸ™

  69. Laura says:

    I used to do my girlfriends makeup when we were still in high school, it was so much fun specially when we ended up looking like clowns lololo. πŸ™‚ awesome giveaway!

  70. colleen boudreau says:

    i love cats! I think 5 would be too many though.

  71. Mindy M. says:

    3 cats is too many.

  72. Sandy says:

    I love seeing the photos you post of your Tabs! I am allergic to cats but my daughter would love to get a pet kitten. Enjoy the day.

  73. Lucas says:

    12 cats is cutting it close, 13 is too many.

  74. Heidi says:

    No such thing as too many cats!

  75. Panna says:

    It’s raining here today and my entire family has decided to take a nap….that is, everyone but the two-year old who probably needs it the most!

  76. Denise says:

    I can’t believe how long we’ve had warm weather in NY. I worry it won’t last and we’ll still get a surprise cold snap, but for now I’m enjoying every minute of it.

  77. Nadia A. says:

    My favorite memories are the births of my son who is now 2 1/2 and my daughter who is now 15 months. Also, the day my husband and I got married almost 10 years ago is also one of my favorite memories.

  78. Jahmaiah says:

    I LOVE makeup!!!

  79. Evelyn says:

    There’s no such thing as too many cats, although it’s better if you have lots to have a farm with plenty of litter boxes and places to play. I am feeling rather cat-like at the moment, I need a nap.

  80. Jenny says:

    It’s a little rainy here today and I wish it wasn’t… cause I built myself a smoker! You know, like a ceramic thing to barbecue meat? Yep, I made one. There was an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown makes one, and that’s where I got the inspiration. It was a lot harder to find all the right parts than he made it seem, but I did it. Can’t wait to use it! Ahh, so excited!

  81. Amie F says:

    I think anything over 6 is too many cats (for my family anyway)…

  82. Krysti says:

    I am super-excited about getting married this summer!!!

  83. Tarynn says:

    I really like your beauty blog! I recently joined! πŸ™‚ Sephora is one of my favorite stores! Hope to win! πŸ™‚

  84. Mandy says:

    It’s Hunger Games for me today.

  85. Michelle says:

    I love applying makeup on my family and friends!

  86. Thanks for this amazing opportunity, Karen! πŸ™‚

    Yesterday I saw The Hunger Games – it was really entertaining, but I wish they went more into the relationship between Katniss and Rue like the author does in the book.
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  87. ChristineK says:

    I love Cinna’s gold eyeliner too!

  88. gia says:

    i have two cats and they’re great!!

  89. nekosan says:

    I’ve heard that the cat limit is two cats per people. More than that is crazy cat lady territory.

    Right now we have three cats; that seems like a good limit to me. Four cats was a bit too much like living in a cat circus.

  90. Tiffanie says:

    I’m a true Oregonian – I love the rain!

  91. chJenn says:

    No such thing as too many cats! πŸ™‚

    I love your blog, super cute and your sense of humor rocks!!

  92. Janet says:

    Well, I just got back from an MRI on my neck. I was super anxious but it was bad at all. They even piped in some relaxing spa music through my headphones. Between the spa music and my eyes closed (and a xanax to help me relax) I seriously felt like I was at a spa with construction going on outside. Now off to donate stuff to Goodwill that I’ve been meaning to drop off. Have a great day all!

  93. Jaime says:

    One of the worse times to get caught in the rain is when you are carrying your laptop in a non waterproof bag around campus. I hate it when that happens.

    Anyways, Thanks for the giveaway!
    love your blog and you are so awesome

  94. Joy says:

    I haven’t even checked the outside yet.

  95. MJ says:

    I remember getting caught in the rain right after having a Math midterm/final. :3 It was sort of light at first so I figured “Oh, I’ll just walk home, it shouldn’t be too bad right?” and then it started pouring…and then it started hailing. XD By the time I got back to my dorm, I was completely drenched! I was able to fill a small bucket with the water wrung from my clothes. X3

  96. Maple says:

    Happy Saturday!

  97. Sara P. says:

    It is pouring today! There go my plans to go for a hike πŸ™

  98. Jessm says:

    Enjoy your weekend, Karen!

  99. Stephanie Y says:

    I’d love to win – though odds are not ever in my favor!

  100. LauraA says:

    Got caught in the rain earlier this week, and there’s a decent chance of rain every day for the next four days or so.

    Sun is out, and I need to place a squirrel/bird net over the just-started garden, but want to nap instead…….

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen! πŸ™‚

  101. BeckBeck says:

    My kitty has a permanent crankyface. If she’s awake, she looks annoyed!

  102. Caitlin says:

    I am also such a cat lady! My opinion is that you can never have too many cats (unless – of course – you’re verging into Grey Gardens territory!)

  103. nabel says:

    off on a road trip to the grand canyon and san fran!

  104. Lauren says:

    Yay! Today it actually felt like spring, and I went for my first run of the year without gloves! It was just snowing on Thursday, so I’m excited!

  105. annie says:

    I think that when you’re house starts smelling like cat pee, then you have too many cats. But I wish I could have 10! I love kittehs!

    annickalicenoel (at) gmail (dot) com

  106. Darlene says:

    I love cats..and the rain. More than 2 cats though, is probably too many. As for the rain, my hair does not like the rain so much….puffs up terribly πŸ™

  107. Katty says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Avery says:

    Right now I’m in Florida at a pet friendly hotel and I really wish I had brought my cat! I miss that big harry ball of chub!

  109. Ohhh my Sephora wish list just maxed out, this would help take a few things off the list! Thanks for these amazing giveaways.
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  110. Emma says:

    hey! my sephora list is endless but i think i would pick up some benefit products like high beam! Thanks for all these awesome giveaways

  111. Rachel says:

    My allergies are going haywire today πŸ™

  112. Maggie says:

    I love makeup and cats!

  113. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen-

    You mentioned having read the Hunger Games twice. Wondering if you have ever read the “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon series and the side stories of Lord John Grey. I am currently on my second read of the series, which is no small undertaking most of her books being 800 yo 1400 pages (on my iPad). She has quite a cult following. I find her books and characters addicting.

    (former Novato girl)

  114. Ali says:

    happy saturday! I was inspired by your description of your perfect lazy Sunday last week. Spent an hour doing my make-up this morning for no reason at all.

  115. Andrea says:

    My last adventure was this morning πŸ™‚ Trying to organize 10 4-5 year olds to take a team picture and wait patiently for their name to be called. Oh and they were also wearing white baseball pants. Let’s say mission accomplished and Spray N Wash is a must!

  116. Kaoyee says:

    I got caught in the rain just the other day!

  117. Daniella says:

    My last adventure was going to Portland, Oregon, to do their marathon. Running all over those steam punk bridges was just awesome. The last time I was caught in the rain I was doing a training run for said marathon, and it was a freak LA storm with lightning happening on both sides of me, one block distance. Scaaary. But I adore rainy weather!
    Ps the pictures of you as a Hunger Games heroine are hilariously bad ass! You rock πŸ˜€

  118. Melodyy says:

    Never been snorkeling but I so want to, and skydiving and bungee jumping. All on the bucket list. Hmm.. I think 9 cats is to many cats, unless you’re breeding or you just have one of every type of cat or you just love cats and they have kittens. Oh what the hay! You can never have too many cats! (:

  119. Kay says:

    I want to go snorkeling?

  120. mn says:

    I call my little guy ‘old man’ when he does this special face- just realized it’s when his wiskers are all droopy. I love that look.

  121. Hannah says:

    There is no such thing as too many cats! πŸ˜€ Excited for another giveaway!!

  122. karen says:

    I’ve been snorkeling a couple times, even though I’m scared to death of fish! My favorite was a sunken German boat outside of Aruba. Fish everywhere!

  123. Heather says:

    I agree-you can never have too many cats. (Unless you happen to live in a small apartment, then the number seems to be 2-3…but maybe that’s just my own experience πŸ˜‰

  124. Sarah C says:

    Three or more cats is too many catssss

  125. Joanna M says:

    My grand adventure is climbing the Gros Pitons back in St Lucia πŸ™‚ Was an amazing exploration with a view to die for…:)

  126. Jaimee says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    If I win I think I’ll try to find a foundation that I love. πŸ™‚

  127. Daniela says:

    I love getting caught in the rain. It’s so refreshing =) Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  128. Sylvia says:

    On a beauty diet for the Month of March so this would be cool to win!

  129. I’m currently relaxing at home and just turned on the TV. Nothing good is on so I tuned to I Love Lucy….haven’t watched in years and re-realized why it’s such a classic!

  130. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen!

  131. Kristy says:

    Happy Caturday, Tabssss

  132. Hohe says:

    I could really use some coffee right now.

  133. Inday says:

    I do my mom’s hair and makeup often!

  134. EmmyJean says:

    I can’t remember the last time I had a grand adventure (unless going to Kohl’s counts hehe)…but I’ll be going to Yosemite National Park in April! It’s definitely going to be an adventure, I just hope not to get eaten by a bear whilst camping =) And I think two cats is more than enough for me!

  135. Lulu says:

    Tonight is my relax night— going out to get ramen + boba and then coming back to watch all the shows I didn’t get to this past week! πŸ™‚

  136. Julia says:

    I’m glad it’s not raining here, I love when I can see the sun!

  137. Melissa says:

    Too many cats = when you cannot properly care for each and every one of them, and not just financially. I currently have 7 (which I KNOW is a lot; I didn’t intend to but I took in two families of strays over the years) and while I love each of them to death, I find there are 3 I don’t pay much attention to at all because the others are quite in my face. I have to make an effort to give them all tons of love. My cats are all quite loving and not at all aloof, so it makes it hard to give each of them the attention and time they deserve. I will never have this many again once they have passed.

  138. Felicia says:

    For once it’s not raining here!

  139. Amanda G says:

    There is actually a simple mathematical formula for the maximum approved number of cats:
    Let P = the number of adult humans in a household
    Let C = the number of cats in a household
    if C > P+1 then C is TOO MANY

  140. ROCOLONDON says:

    Hi, thanks for the giveaway! In London today the weather was amazing!!

  141. Megan says:

    I’ve applied makeup on my mom, but that’s all.

  142. Sarah says:

    I’d rather have rain than snow!

  143. Kat says:

    One cat is too many, unfortch…highly allergic πŸ™ I like cats though, and they seem to like me, so I can’t resist petting them when I visit friends and then I’m a mess.

  144. TrippyPixie says:

    I hate getting caught in the rain. It’s so nasty. I don’t know how Gene Kelly dealt with it when he was filming the title song from “Singin’ in the Rain”. The soaking wet socks and shoes would drive me absolutely nuts.

  145. Kialy says:

    I love the rain! Spring is one of my favorite seasons:)

  146. Elin LLB says:

    I like getting caught in the rain, but I don’t like cars bathing me.

  147. Angela says:

    I’ve only put makeup on my daughter for Halloween! Although we paint our nails all the time!

  148. Rosa says:

    Spent the day at Trader Joe’s and Sephora πŸ™‚

  149. Ana Bella says:

    I have fun curling my brother’s eyelashes! He’s 22 and he let’s me:) his lashes are
    So much longer than mine, it’s funny!
    Have a great weekend ya’ll!

  150. Kristi says:

    Ahhh, applying makeup on others brings back fond memories of junior high! Trying out the colors I had on girlfriends & vice versa! Can’t imagine doing that now – the thought of the germs we swapped makes my head spin! LOL It is a gorgeous spring day here – sun is shining & not a cloud in the sky.
    Enjoy your weekend with Tabs & El Hub!

  151. Tina Venerus says:

    I’m addicted to make-up!!

  152. kelly m. says:

    i love shopping for makeup online.

  153. I love how Hunger Games MABB has gotten recently! πŸ˜›
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  154. Anna says:

    i love the rain. it makes me feel cozy staying indoor.

  155. AAJ83 says:

    Applied makeup on my cousins πŸ™‚

  156. Grace says:

    The sun is coming out after a dreary morning!

  157. Karen says:

    Spring cleaning this weekend for me ! Re-arrnaging my bedroom and living room. Next weekend — shopping trip planned!!

  158. Beverly says:

    It rained in Atlanta yesterday, and for the most part, most of us that live here were happy about! It helped to wash some of the pollen away!!!

  159. Tran says:

    I’ve only been snorkeling once on vacation in Hawaii, it was one of the best vacations ever (:

  160. raina99 says:

    I just cleaned under the bathroom sink – I tossed so many ‘almost finished’ products. o-O
    I feel like I accomplished something today πŸ™‚ So clean under there now!
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  161. Vnssa906 says:

    Awaiting my family’s arrival for some quality time. Food, drinks and activities = awesome Saturday Rivera day!

  162. SarahW says:

    I really would like to try MAC blushes, have not yet. πŸ™

  163. Hannah says:

    Hi Karen, I’m watching The Hunger Games tonight. Super excited!

  164. Cindy G says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  165. Anitacska says:

    Felt a bit like summer here today, well certainly like British summer, lol. Beautiful sunshine and so warm, my washing dried within a couple of hours. πŸ™‚ The kitties enjoyed playing outside all afternoon too. x
    Anitacska recently posted … Guerlain Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter Review and Swatches

  166. Amber says:

    Hot and sunny in Houston today!
    Amber recently posted … Red velvet rodeo

  167. Vixtoria says:

    First time here…. I like this place….lol… =)

  168. Irene says:

    There is NO such thing as too many cats.

  169. Nicole says:

    You reminded me of a funny story! I left the US for the first time ever on a cruise – our first stop was Haiti! Yup – US to Haiti. It’s incredibly beautiful! Anyway, I was on a catamaran with my boyfriend at the time and his family, ready to snorkel away. I strapped on my snorkel gear, and little did I know, breathing through that tube would cause me SO MUCH anxiety! The catamaran drivers explained to us that if we were bitten by any sea creatures they’d have to pee on our skin to kill the poison! Doesn’t sound like my idea of a good time… So I got into the water and FREAKED! I totally cried like a baby and got back onto the catamaran, and had three of the complementary rum punches. Hey, sitting on a little boat in the Haitian sea ain’t nothing to complain about! But you won’t see me trying to snorkel again any time soon :P. See ya Karen & Tabs!

  170. Nicole says:

    Online shopping beats shopping in store!

  171. Mrs. Sark says:

    I’m stuck inside today writing a depressing paper.

  172. Lindsay says:

    I totally went to the mall with a friend today because it was raining. We had a blast testing makeup at Sephora!

  173. Peppi says:

    I am wondering about all these “non-asian-market” BB creams coming out, Dior has one, Garnier too and L’Oreal of course, and there are more…is this just a new gimmick and another take on the tinted moisturizer route.

  174. gabby says:

    The worst time I got caught in the rain was when I had my first daughter 7 years ago. We had to take her in for her 2 week check up and it rained SO HARD that year, that we ended getting stuck in a flooded street. It was horrible. I was hysterical because as my husband drove you could just see the water getting higher and higher. Luckily my husband managed to get out and we had to reschedule her appt.

  175. Sun says:

    I’ve gotten some Bite Beauty lipsticks. I swear they moisturize my lips. Barolo has become my staple, by itself or over other lip colors.

  176. Stephanie says:

    Hi Karen, my latest ‘adventure’ was a trip to Miami last Fall. I say ‘adventure’ because I am petrified of lizards and no one told me they run that town! They were everywhere but I managed to survive (and will probably never go back, ha-ha).

    and as a cat lover I also agree, one can never have too many cats!!

  177. kprice says:

    One of my most favorite times is getting caught in the rain while while walking the dog with my sweetie. Laughing and running and my doggie running along thinking it was a blast too. I hadn’t thought of that in awhile – thanks for helping me remember.

  178. Meha says:

    OMG.. plz let me win God

  179. Lindsay Fraser says:

    We have two gorgeous cats, Katy (a 5 year old black cat with green eyes) and Charlie (a 3 year old ginger cat, with stripy legs and a cream end to his tail). They have such different personalities, and keep us amused the whole time – Katy, the lazy laidback type, Charlie the anxious cheeky one. We all love hearing about Tabs!!

  180. Sara says:

    I guess you can say we get caught in the rain all the time up here in the Seattle area, LOL.

  181. Soo says:

    I’ve applied makeup to other people! I think 4 total, and it’s terrifying every time. it’s alright when I play on my own face cause I don’t mind messing up, but I get serious anxiety makeupping anyone else’s face, even if it’s on a good friend of mine. I’m afraid that she might not like it, or that I’ll mess up too much that she’ll never want me to touch her face again..
    Soo recently posted … A Collaboration Celebrating 20 Years of Sailor Moon: Mars

  182. Cindy Dvorak says:

    Nothing like chillin in my room with Benny the cat by my side and watching Netflix movies.. and hearing the plitter platter of the rain against my window.. Pure relaxation!:-)

  183. Georgette says:

    Happy weekend!

  184. Mariee says:

    I love my new iPad!

  185. Shana says:

    You can never have too many cats.

  186. Step says:

    Just finished Hunger Games last night and now I don’t know what to do with myself.

  187. Oh hahaha poor Tabs!!! Too bad the weather’s bad over there. We’ve been having an incredibly sunny and warm week, but since I’m in Belgium I’m not going to be overly enthusiastic. It’ll probably end soon :p

  188. Maca says:

    Earthquake of 5.2 degrees richter earthquake shook Santiago last night, yippie… Not the best way to wake up in the middle of the night.

  189. Chanelle says:

    I love rain. It keeps the evil woodpeckers that attack my house away!

  190. jackie says:

    I have been in search of a good mascara for a year now. Nothing seems to work. I need a mascara that will keep the curl and thicken my sparse lashes without costing an arm and a leg. It shouldn’t clump or flake, either. Is that too much to ask?? Any recommendations?

  191. Kelsey says:

    How many cats is too many cats?
    My personal limit would be three. Any more than that and I’d definitely feel like I had too many. That being said, sometimes my two cats feel like one too many! πŸ™‚

  192. Becca says:

    The last time I got caught in the rain was after a History class I’m taking got out a few weeks ago. I hurried outside to run to my car (as it was already drizzling) and suddenly, the clouds just unloaded on me. It was seriously raining like a shower had turned on–and worst thing was it was also super windy, so even though I kept trying to cover my head, it was blowing straight into my face as well. I was positively soaked through by the time I reached my car, like I had taken a dip in the pool fully clothed πŸ™‚

  193. Lisa says:

    Too much rain in Texas lately! I’d rather talk about makeup……and all the money I just spent at Sephora! The gift certificate would be wonderful!! I bought some of the Pantone lipglosses and eyeliners at Sephora and from what I’ve used so far (couldn’t wait to try it when I got home!) it is awesome. The glosses (4 for $20!) are fab and the eye liners are stay on colors. I decided to use the orange one for my lips, because it’s no no on the eyes. Thanks for the contest and I really enjoy your blog!

  194. Ceci says:

    there can never be too many kittehs, but there may exist a shortage of capable kitteh servants.

  195. eight says:

    How many cats is too many? There’s never too many! OK, well, obviously if their welfare is impacted and you can’t take care of them properly… but one of my dreams is to own a cat ranch. Won’t happen though as my husband is allergic, but it’s still a dream!
    eight recently posted … NOTD: Midnight Hallucination

  196. Carolyn N. says:

    I like the rain but only when it’s convenient for me.. lol. πŸ™‚

  197. Fannie says:

    The last time I got caught (really caught) in the rain was with my mother. We went to eat at an italian restaurant after I’d walked in on my brand new EX boyfriend eating dinner with his new woman. I was devastated, but after a good cry, glass of Italian wine, the comfort only mom can give, and a good dose of unavoidable fresh rain on the way home, the pain of seeing him with someone else began to melt away from me, and I was able officially move on. It was as if mother nature was crying with me, but also laughing and encouraging me to run through the rain and let it wash away the pain of the past so that I could have a clean start for the future πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t have been able to get through that moment without my mom, and it will forever be one of my most powerful and cherished memories of us together.

  198. Emily says:

    I’m not that great at putting makeup on myself so someone else would have to be pretty brave to let me put makeup on them.

  199. jasmine says:

    Every time I attempt to apply makeup on someone else I get the giggles. I have no idea why, my friends ask me to do their eyeliner but I can’t because I starting laughing! I think its a nerves thing. I never laugh when I’m doing my own makeup, it’s really strange.

  200. It’s storming like crazy outside today! North Carolina weather changes so quickly! it was sunny and beautiful yesterday, now we are having tornado watches!

    tweeted as @steffers516!/steffers516/status/183685273924808705

  201. Ashley Miller says:

    I saw The Hunger Games! It was great!!

  202. Nicole says:

    When I was a teenager, I loved to stand outside in the rain. Now I’d rather huddle under a blanket with some hot tea. . . indoors.

  203. Zoey says:

    I’ve never owned a cat πŸ™

  204. Rachel says:

    I am the oldest grandchild in my family so my younger cousins love when I do their makeup and nails!

  205. Yana M. says:

    Im so excited to see the Hunger Games , Im going tomorrow!!!! πŸ˜€

  206. jen. says:

    Haha… Enzo does the same thing as Tabs when his dainty little feet get wet. He looks like he’s trying to figure out how to get all four paws off the ground at the same time. Luckily (?) it doesn’t rain much here.

    Going to see The Hunger Games tomorrow!

  207. elle says:

    I’ve gone snorkeling a couple times, I think…

  208. Christina D. says:

    I love being out in the rain!

  209. Jana Ricketts says:

    Haha that reminds me of my prom 4 years ago! There was a tornado warning and instead of being bored in the basement of the gym, we just left and caught out in the storm! So our makeup, hair, and dress were all soaked. At least we got pics before!

  210. Heather says:

    My father just passed away and todays actually his birthday…I bought some new makeup at sephora this week to try and cheer myself up… what an emotional roller coaster this has been πŸ™

  211. Jarucha says:

    I really do not like rainy weather, I don’t like having to carry umbrellas in crowded city streets.

  212. Amanda says:

    I only got a couple hours of sleep last night, and I’m too exhausted to come up with a more interesting comment πŸ˜› Happy Saturday!

  213. Y. says:

    yes! once i did my roomate’s makeup for her engagement party:)

  214. G. says:

    I love snorkeling! I did that the first time in France, then in Egypt, and then also in Cyprus. My fav was Egypt though,all these little colored fishes everywhere!

  215. BooBooNinja says:

    You are so lucky to have those RBR products. I’m excited for upcoming coverage on this brand!

  216. Jennifer says:

    I spent the afternoon at the mall – I must be getting old, I’m tired of spending money!

  217. Paige says:

    We have two cats. I think 3 (or maybe 4…) would be the ideal number, but I was lucky to sneak two in here! One is terribly anti-social and a bit of a computer nerd, and the other has some “special needs.” Tess cannot jump, so she climbs instead (up curtains, bed spreads, human legs…). My husband had to set up a decoy keyboard for Callie to keep her from trying to type while he is working. She knows more keyboard shortcuts than I do!

  218. sweeks1980 says:

    Since I’ve been depending on public transportation/walking the past six years, I tend to get caught in the rain a lot. My biggest problem is that the more portable umbrellas tend to break very easily, and my bubble umbrella (which is a must due to the wind) is a little annoying to tote around.

  219. singrsling says:

    It’s been raining all day, but not hard. Got a hair trim today and did some grocery shopping, will be making cookies soon. It’s pretty cold here – brrr!
    I hav 3 kitties – one is a foter cat that we wil keep – she’s a tabby, too! Chubby little thing, but she is so squeezable!

  220. Musleha says:

    I love reading your blog and I love your sense of humor!

  221. Abby Kraynick says:

    I wanted to say THANK YOU for offering this Giveaway Γ’β„’Β₯

    I LOVE Sephora but it hasn’t been in my budget to shop there in a while. So to win this would make me a HAPPY girl.

  222. Miss Harmony says:

    About an hour ago, I applied makeup on my mom for a birthday party! πŸ™‚

  223. Jaa Maurer says:

    I ve been snorkeling , i took my husband for his first time at cabo , he loved it ! =D

  224. Tali Cohen says:

    What’s your biggest makeup dream? To do makeup for celebrities or start your own line of makeup? Or both?

  225. Karen M. says:

    My son scored his first soccer goal today! Yay!

  226. marta says:

    Have a great weekend .

  227. shusheshe says:

    The last time I was caught in the rain, I got sick!

  228. Karen says:

    Have you ever tried a fried Mars bar? I’m not usually into fried food (I prefer sweets!) but that does intrigue me, being sweet…

  229. Pearl Shahid says:

    I think 3 cats is just the right amount…one more, and I think it will be too much. πŸ™‚

  230. Awesome giveaway! Thank you!
    Sirena Sparklestar recently posted … Beautylish Is Launching A Shop!

  231. Emilee says:

    Too many cats?! There is no such thing!! (Okay, maybe I’d draw the line at anything over 5.)

  232. Elise says:

    I have a mile-long list of things I want/need from Sephora right now. πŸ™‚

  233. Jenn P says:

    Winter rain is no fun! But it does not rain in CA like it does in the midwest. One day I was at Target got out of the car and it began pouring. Like people dropping buckets of water on you. Even though I ran I was still soaked! But nothing beats a spring thunderstorm! Thunder and lightening Oh my!

  234. Lauren says:

    Unfortunately 1 cat is too many for me, I am allergic πŸ™

  235. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    nice giveaway , thank you.

  236. GenesisCal says:

    I sure love the rain!

  237. Camelia Andrasescu says:

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  238. Nora says:

    My bracket is totally busted

  239. Jasmine says:

    No such thing as too many cats! πŸ™‚ I have 3 & i love them

  240. Wendy says:

    I wonder if I should take my cat for walks. I think she could use the exercise, but would she tolerate a leash? Only one way to find out!

  241. Tania says:

    I have a lot of fond memories, but the best ones are the ones spent with my late grandpa. He taught me how to ride a bike and how to swim, about nature and animals. I miss him!

  242. Nika says:

    I can’t wait to try Rouge Bunny Rouge! I’m sure my pet bunny would love them πŸ™‚

  243. Caroline says:

    Just purchased the Sephora + Pantone collectors set. Looking forward in how the colors work with my skin tone and if they are any good. Have you purchased any of the collection? I also got the lip stain and balm.

  244. Jill says:


  245. JMay says:

    I have never been snorkeling

  246. Jenny says:

    At first I only intended to read the 1st Hunger Games book last weekend before the movie came out (my whole family has read them) but ended up reading all 3 books! I cried so hard with Buttercup and Katniss at the end of Mockingjay… team buttercup.

  247. Stephanie says:

    Anything over 5 is too many cats. I know because when my mom comes to visit, we collectively have 5 cats in the house. Even then it gets hectic.

  248. Leslie says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Too Faced Summer Eyes Palette!!

  249. Stephanie says:

    Weather is absolutely lovely here.

  250. Liz says:

    Once upon a time I would have told you that you could never have too many cats. However, at one point about 15 years ago I was living in a place where there was no rescue and the only shelter was a kill shelter. People would transfer back to the states and leave their pets behind and I just couldn’t let them starve or get eaten and ended up with eleven cats. Yeesh, that was way too many. Even so, I wouldn’t change a thing. They would still all come back with me. All have since passed on, the last one 1 1/2 years ago of a series of strokes. Good kitties, but together they made for a hella litterbox cleaning chore.
    Liz recently posted … Laura Mercier Stickgloss: Courtesane

  251. Dawn says:

    Love your giveaways..Thanks !!!!

  252. Robin D says:

    there was so much rain this week, i almost had to make a canoe to get around town!!

  253. Deborah Bolig says:

    Sephora is my absolute fav store. So much so, that I actually gave it up for Lent. But I’d totally cheat if I won this gift card!!

  254. Melissa says:

    I instructed at my first Zumbathon today! πŸ™‚
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  255. Elizabeth says:

    I’m holding the line at two cats, but the urge to adopt another never seems to wane. Starting to think three cats is the perfect number!

  256. Rochelle says:

    The weather has been so moody =\.

  257. Janelle says:

    Sometimes I want to make updates of posts on Facebook, but I don’t want to flood everyone’s news feed with my strange moods and observations! At times, I wish for the old days when Facebook wasn’t so popular.

  258. Jane says:

    My friends and I used to do makeovers in high school but not anymore. I miss that!

  259. Shanny says:

    I love makeup! It brings your inner beauty to the surface!

  260. gabbi says:

    i would love to win because i have been wanting to buy the naked or naked 2 palette. thanks for the opputunity, love your blog!

  261. Hannah says:

    I have listened to “Call Me Maybe” ten times today. I am an adult. There is something wrong with me!

  262. Jenn says:

    The exterior of my car is filthy dirty, so for today I’m glad it’s raining. πŸ™‚

  263. Judy says:

    I can’t get my three months old kitten to stay off the kitchen counter. I swear she’s teleporting up there haha

  264. tabby says:

    Would really like to win. Really need a pick-me-up.

  265. Lynn says:

    One of my fav memories was in college, and us girls were getting ready to go out for the night and we ended up giving a guy a full face make-over!

  266. anna pry says:

    i could really use the paypal more than makeup

  267. Nina says:

    I can’t wait to break out the shorts and sandals! πŸ™‚ Still a bit chilly up here.

  268. mai says:

    Eating ice cream after a long day!

  269. ashley says:

    What a coincidence! I’ve been browsing Sephora for 2 nights….

  270. yuri says:

    i never been caught by the rain but when i was young my brothers and I used to play in the rain… its sooo fun

  271. Shelly says:

    You’re da man, Karen!

  272. ali says:

    I love Sephora!

  273. Jeana says:

    I never win anything but this would be a great giveaway to win.

  274. i have a cat and i love fishes but the other always end up as snack. πŸ™ why cant cats and fishes live harmoniously?oh well.. πŸ™‚

  275. Elise says:

    An unexpected rainstorm came right through while I was in the middle of a golf course golfing. I was so soaked by the time I ran back to the club house!!

  276. Rosa says:

    Hi Karen, I hope I win, so many things on my wishlist at Sephora!

  277. your blog has yet to disappoint..
    i love.

  278. Jaymie says:

    Yes, I’ve been caught in the rain lately. The weather here in Hawaii has been C R A Z Y!!! In fact, it actually hailed here and had a mini tornado!!

  279. Nicole says:

    Probably two is enough cats if you don’t want the cat lady label, but I don’t really care so I’ll probably have more πŸ™‚

  280. steph b says:

    As a former marine biologist, I have had the pleasure of snorkeling a lot!

  281. Diane W says:

    Nope, never snorkeled but I LOOOOOVE makeup!! And a Sephora giveaway? I’m in!!!

  282. Donna says:

    After being rejected by six other schools i finally got accepted to one! and it was my dream school! FLOATING ON CLOUD 9!

  283. Lesleyk says:

    There are never too many cats as long as you have the resources available to provide a quality life for all of them. Says the crazy cat lady.

  284. Sara says:

    Heehee. Both of my kitties seem to dislike getting their paws wet, too…although one of them gulps water like there’s no tomorrow. I like to think she’s hip to the trends and is just minding her complexion by staying hydrated.

  285. CJ says:

    hope i win!

  286. MarciaF says:

    I can think of a lot of ways to spend $50 at Sephora!!

    I also tweeted this as @MarciaEF

  287. Jessica L. says:

    Thanks for being so generous! You can’t get some great deals at Sephora with $50!
    twitter- jesspynk

  288. Marian says:

    I was in and out of the rain all day today. blah! Yep, I’ve been snorkeling. My last grand adventure was too long ago. I’m ready for another. 3 cats is too many. I had 2 and it was perfect. I got the third and upset the apple cart. My most cherished memories are when we adopted both of my kids.
    I was a makeup artist in a former life, so I’ve applied makeup to lots of folks.

  289. Thank you for holding this giveaway Karen! Let’s see…my last great adventure? Probably getting lost on my daily commute LOL. Just went around in circles until I was back on track.
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  290. Becky says:

    IÒ€ℒve been actually caught in the rain today

  291. Janet says:

    I’m reading The Hunger Games right now!

  292. Nicolle S says:

    I’m going to see The Hunger Games tomorrow! *happy dance*

  293. Jess says:

    Craving red velvet cake SO bad right now….

  294. Bridget says:

    I’ve never been snorkeling…always thought it would be cool…but it would help if i knew how to swim! lol…

  295. Mireya says:

    I’ve tried applying makeup on other people, and it’s never good. I don’t know why it’s so much harder than doing it on yourself!

  296. T.Davis says:

    Job hunting SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. Courtney says:

    Too many cats?? As many possible until family members can’t take it ;))

  298. Kickback says:

    I can’t find any swatches of Bobbi Brown’s lip color in brown…grrrrrr!

  299. Yao says:

    I’m *always* caught in the rain, mostly because I can never remember my umbrella. πŸ™

  300. LAURA says:

    Cant wait to see The Hunger Games!

  301. Amy C. says:

    I don’t think I’ve had a grand adventure yet. I used to think you can never have enough kitties but that was before they started to have behavior problems, then that’s one too many.

  302. corallista says:

    I’ve applied makeup on my Mum and my cousin sis and I had a lot of fun doing it!
    corallista recently posted … Face of the day : Shimmery white/Lilac eye makeup with Berry pink lips

  303. Nicole says:

    I walked around in the rain today here in philly.

  304. Joy says:

    My first and oldest furbaby dog Trixie is turning 10 this 29th!!!

  305. Rozae says:

    So glad went ahead with groceries shopping on this lovely rainy day. However I looked fab w/4inch heels & blue smokey eyes πŸ™‚

  306. MelodyJ says:

    I got caught in the rain yesterday. But I was prepared today with an umbrella and hoodie.


  307. terry says:

    I have 3 cats, but I don’t think that’s too many… My mom disagrees though, LOL.

  308. Jasmine says:

    I’ve been snorkeling in Hawaii!

  309. monika says:

    It is so fun to get stuck in the rain imo..Reminds me of childhood when little things like that were not an issue at all:)

  310. layla says:

    I can’t apply makeup on someone else.. not that i dont want to, i just cant! it never comes out the same – especially eyeliner! argh!

  311. Cheyenne says:

    1 cat is more than enough! gotta love them, though. πŸ™‚

  312. Melissa says:

    This week was a long one for me. Wish I could take my cat out for a walk!

  313. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hmmmm. Being in the rain–wish they came out with a hair product that made your hair waterproof! That, in combination with waterproof makeup, going out in the rain would never really be a problem. It’d be awesome πŸ™‚

  314. Stacy Z says:

    I actually got caught out in the rain today! Thank goodness my make up was waterproof!

  315. Liz says:

    Can’t wait to see the Hunger Games this weekend! I haven’t read the books but I’m still excited.

  316. Nina says:

    I wish my feet would stop itching!

  317. pearl says:

    Love tightlining my eyes…

  318. Shelby says:

    I love your blog! I don’t wear much makeup, but I do like looking at all the pretty stuff.

  319. Bonnie says:

    The one and only time I’ve been snorkeling was in Hanauma Bay on Oahu. It was beautiful and a lot of fun!

  320. Audrey H. says:

    I stopped by sephora today and saw the new Pantone collection, I was ooohing and ahhing then looked over at DH and asked him if the lipstick would be too orange and he said it would look different. Somewhat safe and vague answer lol

    Have a great weekend, it’s Kuhio Day on Monday so we have three days off!

  321. Ray says:

    I went snorkeling in Hawaii recently, best experience ever! Thanks for always doing great giveaways πŸ™‚

  322. Sarah F says:

    Rad giveaway, I’d totally buy the Urban Decay Naked pallete I’ve been lusting for

  323. Christin says:

    Going to the cinma tonight to see the Hunger Games, I hope its good πŸ™‚

  324. SP says:

    The number of cats you can own is limited to the number of kitty litter you can comfortably fit in your living space!

  325. Maureen says:

    I am thrilled that winter is over.

  326. Jenny says:

    The hunger games was so good!!

  327. I’ve never been to Sephora in my entire life, but I check their website almost everyday LOL!

  328. Chrissy says:

    My Grandpa is coming this May to visit. I am beyond excited. It’s been 4 years since he came to visit last. πŸ˜€

  329. Amanda S. says:

    I need something from sephora haha πŸ™‚
    havent been in foreverr x

  330. Deanna G. says:

    I think more than 3 cats is too many cats.

  331. Dominique D. says:

    My last grand adventure was a trip to Vegas with my friend. The only downer was getting the flu

  332. Mylie says:

    I can’t do snorkeling… I’m scared of fishes! lol

  333. Linda says:

    Love your site. So glad I found it. Wish I had known about it sooner.

  334. Jennifer says:

    I am in a bright lipstick phase right now. I think it’s because spring is finally here!

  335. Rie Maeda says:

    running in the rain is the best!

  336. Danielle says:

    Thanks for another lovely giveaway! I have been caught in the rain..sometimes it *does* feel romantic like the movies..but most times it just feels like heavy clothes, ruined hair and running makeup. lol.

  337. Jessica says:

    Growing up I hated dances (Home Coming etc.) but loved makeup. I was always the girl who did the makeup for everyone going to the dance!
    Jessica recently posted … Inspired By Literature: Guy de Maupassant

  338. Sam says:

    Im not really a cat person but have been wanting a dog

  339. Laura says:

    I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  340. Ashley Jean-Louis says:

    You can never have too many cats… πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  341. Yukari says:

    Hi Karen! I’m an avid Hunger Games fan and I went to see the movie last night. Did you find that they left out a lot of explaining? I got it all because I had read the book but I’m wondering what people thought if they hadn’t read the book before hand..

  342. auroragyps says:

    I don’t drive, so I’ve gotten caught in the rain a lot. It happened all the time when I lived in Buffalo, NY and you couldn’t use an umbrella most of the time because of all the wind. I got pretty used to it, so I kind of like walking in the rain these days, as long as there’s no thunder & lightning.

  343. Christine W. says:

    It’s a nice day for a walk today! Love your blog!

  344. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚ Can you believe I haven’t seen The Hunger Games? I would like to read the books first though. Liked your post with the bow!

  345. Emily says:

    Thanks for the opportunity k-dawg lol

  346. Lydia says:

    I get caught in the rain all the time because I always leave my umbrella in my car lol.

  347. Tiffany says:

    I think these drinks aren’t as good for you as they claim to be but I’m addicted to vitamin water….the pink one is sooooo good.

  348. Adrienne says:

    I just stay in bed and read all day when the sun won’t come out. I’d love to win this giveaway because my V.I.B. status just got renewed and I have a 10% off coupon πŸ™‚

  349. Carolyn says:

    It’s a gorgeous Sunday here in Texas!

  350. Anar says:

    @ my office we have a tradition of not applying makeup before reaching the office but once all four of us arrive at the office, we use the restroom as our private makeup room and spent abt an hour gossiping, putting on makeup and More Gossip!! This is the best time of the dayy for us and we enjoy it tremendously!!

  351. ann says:

    watched it opening night <3.

  352. Colby says:

    I’m on a quest to drop a couple pounds – so now instead of spending my money on lunches and dinners, I’m spending it on lipsticks and eye shadows!

  353. stephanie says:

    If ever I needed to buy myself some happy, it is now. Sephora is my happy place πŸ™‚

  354. Rebecca F. says:

    Reading your posts is making my Sunday morning hangover better already! xoxo

  355. Cass says:

    I have been snorkeling in the Florida Keys. It was lovely!

  356. Barbara says:

    My neighbor feeds all the feral cats so sometimes there are six on my deck and sitting in my chairs outside and that is too many!

  357. DalaLuz says:

    Enjoying a beautiful spring day today πŸ™‚

  358. sarahbear414 says:

    I love your blog!

  359. Maria says:

    I do makeup on other people all the time….its not my main job, but it’s definitely a fun part time. ^_^

  360. leahbobeah says:

    Six. Six cats is too many cats. I clean houses professionally, on the side. One of my clients has six long-haired Persians. I can never keep up with the hair they leave behind!

  361. Evelyn says:

    I love doing others’ makeup!

  362. Katrina says:

    Enjoying some Indian food. yum yum.

  363. Cassidey says:

    I’m reading your blog when I should be doing work for tomorrow…thanks for the giveaway!

  364. Suzi says:

    I was just at sephora yesterday. Saw some primers and illuminators I’d love to try!

  365. Alix says:

    I’ve been caught in the rain dozens of times — usually while jogging (“Yes, I think the rain’s let up — let’s go for a run!”).

  366. Chelsea says:

    Its drizzling here! So hard to wake up and smell the roses when its raining!

  367. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the great tips! I just washed my make up brushes with the Burt’s Bees Bar and it worked like magic!!! πŸ™‚

  368. Rosie says:

    I went to Disneyland yesterday!

  369. Katherine says:

    I’ve only once applied makeup on someone else, and that was when I was in the early stages of learning how to do my own makeup. I think it’d be fun to try again soon, now that I know a lot more.

  370. Kendall says:

    I’d totally put this toward a good high-SPF tinted moisturizer for the summer. Can never layer sunblocks too carefully!

  371. Debbie says:

    It’s raining here too!

  372. Nancy says:

    Thanks as always for your awesome insights! And the generous giveaway!

  373. irini says:

    The women in my family constantly ask me to do their makeup.

  374. Ana says:

    Its raining where I am right now, and I’m glad its sunday and I don’t have to walk around outside becuase I hate being wet πŸ™

  375. Jess says:

    Never too many cats. Never. (Ok maybe if they are overflowing out your windows.)

  376. Saddy says:

    “The Ides of March” is an excellent film! Ryan Gosling is all kinds of amazing…

  377. Christy O says:

    I haven’t purchased a normal priced item in years (all drugstore coupon and sale items). I am dying to try something from the new Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism collection. But those prices are so hard to justify after years of $2 lipstick.

  378. Sarah says:

    Sometimes, i really crave sushi!

  379. Vicky says:

    You need to get Tab’s some shoes for when you take him out! I’m sure he’d settle for some Louis Vuittons right? πŸ˜‰

  380. BB says:

    I have applied makeup on others… but some are too squirmy so it’s hard to do!

  381. Adia says:

    My last grand adventure is Bungee Jump!
    Adia recently posted … Urban decay Rollergirl palette swatch & pink lips makeup looks

  382. Libby says:

    It rained this weekend here in Florida, too. So I got caught in the rain several times these last couple of days. But I like rain, so It’s no big deal.

  383. Kiran says:

    I need some shopping therapy to lift my spirits up πŸ™‚

  384. Sarah Sams says:

    I’d love to win this one! I’m on a temporary spending freeze, so a guilt free trip to sephora would be a thrill! I can’t wait to get the new fresh sugar coral lip treatment. I am seriously obsessed with those and probably have 2 of each color somewhere around my house.

  385. Lori says:

    I just bought a brand new umbrella so that I wouldn’t get caught out in the rain and I still did this past week. LOL!

  386. Lisa says:

    I need to buy some new makeup for my wedding! πŸ™‚

  387. Victoria says:

    totally obsessed with Sephora!

  388. Jones says:

    I have a job interview tomorrow morning, and I REALLY need the job…wish me luck! πŸ™‚

  389. Karen says:

    When my cat Kit is taking bites out of the carpet to get my attention, that’s when I’m sure that 1 cat is enough cats πŸ™‚

  390. Catherine says:

    Too many cats is when you have to start separating them to keep peace!

  391. laura says:

    sadly my last grand adventure was to the outlets alone! haha

  392. Carol says:

    I’ve only ever been caught in the rain once and that was in college. It was as if an ocean decided to rain down on me as I was crossing the quad. The downpour seriously came out of nowhere and disappeared just as quickly but not before my clothes, socks and sneakers were completely soaked. It was the wettest I’ve ever been in my life. I remember getting back to my dorm and wringing out my clothes and hair.

    Now I never leave the house without an umbrella.

  393. Melinda says:

    I’ve having a garage sale in a few weeks so I can buy more makeup πŸ™‚

  394. Gina G says:

    I pet baby lions a few weeks ago!! Best thing ever!

  395. quimerula says:

    I am so into the Hunger Games!

  396. Ginelle says:

    Cooler spring day, staying in with a good book πŸ™‚

  397. laura says:

    i had a pretty awesome weekend. Surprise birthday parties are always fun.

  398. dust says:

    weekend at parents, good times…..

  399. mrsshukra says:

    Mad Men premier tonight!

  400. Lisa B. says:

    I like a light rain; where I can go outside and dance and find lampposts to jump on. :-p

    I also followed you and Tweeted:!/ladyisla123/status/184020190164557824

  401. Paula says:

    I love Sephora!

  402. christine says:

    Do you have any Lush recommendations?

  403. Eli says:

    Oh, snorkelling in the carribean has been one of the most wonderful experience of my life. As soon as I am finished with school, I’m going back for sure!

    Thanks Karen!

  404. Bibi S says:

    I love taking the time to do a different makeup look every day, but I think I need a guinea pig. I’d like to work on others too!

  405. Kathryn says:

    Went to Hunger Games this morning, loved it!

  406. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’ve put makeup on my mom before but I’m not very good at it. In college I used to have my friends put on my eyeshadow because when i did it myself it looked like I had two black eyes. lol

  407. Katie says:

    I have been caught in the rain before, but, really, it’s just water. I don’t make a fuss about it, haha.

  408. Vanessa says:

    At my house, 2 cats is ALMOST too many. It doesn’t help that they hate the weather and that they don’t get along at all!

  409. chibicheeks says:

    I have put on makeup for someone else before, but I’m not very good at it. I’m much better at doing my own!

  410. Joe says:

    Love golf

  411. Lisa says:

    please help me feed my makeup addiction! Seriously…I may have a hoarding issue that is specific to makeup!

  412. Michelle R. says:

    This gloomy weather makes me want to haul πŸ™‚

  413. Eliza D. says:

    omg I finally saw The Hunger Games. LOVED IT!! now to read the books =D

  414. Amy says:

    Love the gifts! I have not been able to find any of the China Glaze Hunger Games colors in the stores. Online the Riveting color is sold out everywhere too!

  415. MMM says:

    I already miss my mom and she just left 2 hours ago.

  416. Emily says:

    I want a kitty cat. In spanish they’re called gatitos. Entonces, yo quiero un gatito.

  417. KaylaK says:

    I seem to have a kitten that likes to sleep right against the back of my laptop! lol

  418. Grace says:

    It’s raining down in LA, too – and I just started spring break. I want it to be sunny!!

  419. Shelly says:

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend Karen! =)

  420. moniquehasana says:

    Are you referring to me? I was just caught outside today in the rain. Thanks for this giveaway and have a great day

  421. Caro says:

    I am super excited for the official Sephora Pantone launch and would love to use a gift card to splurge!

  422. kirsten says:

    I’ve applied makeup on my boyfriend before.. needless to say.. he hardly recognized himself haha

  423. shannon says:

    oooooooooooh, i need a guilt-free trip to Sephora:)

  424. Amanda says:

    My last great adventure was just today! My boyfriend and I went hunting for weird Roadside America attractions in New Jersey – we found a giant Wonder Woman statue selling mufflers.

  425. Nora says:

    Caught in the rain? Of course for a college student! I got into the library and I was DRENCHED. People were laughing at me! I ran to the bathroom and tried to dry my hair with a hand dryer -_-

  426. Amy M says:

    I’ve never been snorkeling and can’t say I have a desire to do so!

  427. Grace says:

    Spending a relaxing evening with husband πŸ™‚

  428. Brenna says:

    it has been raining here ALL weekend.. I’m so ready for some sunshine at this point, but hey- free car wash!

  429. Ris says:

    My last grand adventure was this morning – a razor clam dig! Equal parts exhilarating and grotesque.

  430. GAIL says:

    Hate that Monday is almost here- boo hoo

  431. I really want a Clarisonic

  432. Sophie says:

    I want loreal’s amber rush infallible shadow

  433. Rachel says:

    I just saw the Hunger Games this weekend! Gale was so nice to look at πŸ™‚

  434. Fallon says:

    Need more sephora!

  435. I once saw an incredible little circus in Spain with trained cats – they would all come out and sit on their own little seats and do crazy tricks when called upon – trapezes and tight ropes and such. But because they were still cats, every so often one would get sulky and just walk out. Back to their dressing room I presume!
    The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog recently posted … Friday Frock

  436. HautePJ says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs – thanks for the giveaway! I just got back from Hunger Games and it was epic! May the odds be in my favor to win this giveaway πŸ™‚

  437. Kristina says:

    I actually really love the rain, and now of course I live in the desert so I never get to see it any more.

  438. amber m says:

    I got caught in the rain yesterday AFTER my hair appointment. Today I was armed with an umbrella and hoodie only to be greeted by mild temp and sun. Gotta luv midwest weather.

  439. courtney b says:

    thank you for the amazing giveaway!:) love your blog!

  440. Marisa Payne says:

    I still need to read the Hunger Games

  441. Sue C. says:

    I get caught in the rain all the time because I hate driving in the rain (had a bad accident years ago). I don’t think I have too many cats and think that as long as each cat is getting enough attention, and you’re able to keep up with the cost of cats (food, vet bills, etc.), and your house doesn’t smell like you have a lot of cats, then you don’t have too many cats πŸ˜‰

  442. Christen says:

    I love applying makeup on other people!! but I do find it a lot harder than doing my own, especially eyeliner!

  443. Camille says:

    I got caught in the rain once with my fiancee…we had only been dating 3 or 4 months and decided to spend a long weekend in Mobile Bay (we are from Birmingham, AL).. It actually rained so hard the entire time we were there that you could hardly drive because the streets were soo flooded. But the first night we were there we went out on this long pier and it started pouring rain..we couldnt see to make it back to the car, so we just huddled up under an awning..soooo romantic!

  444. kyler says:

    Another Sephora giveaway?! Awesome! πŸ™‚

  445. Colene says:

    I absolutely hate the rain ): spring break needs to come faster !!

  446. Nyxann Taylor says:

    This is really random, but… Have you seen the new Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Eclosion? It is SO prettyyy!! I’ve never ever bought anything from Chanel, makeup or otherwise, but I knew I had to have this even before I saw how gorgeous the colors looked on fair skin.. I think the beachy-sunset colors would be perfect for my dad’s beach wedding next month!

  447. Nikki M says:

    I put mascara on my little brother when he was little. Only one eye. It was awesome.

  448. Mara says:

    I have been caught in the rain; it was fantastic! I was on vacation with my BFF and we were lost, trying to find our hotel, when it started pouring. We were soaked and freezing, but it was a great time.

  449. Caitlin says:

    I would love to win so I can stock up on some new Urban Decay shadows!!

  450. Amanda says:

    I love going to Sephora with my sister. It’s really the only time we get to spend together since we are both so busy raising our own families now. πŸ™‚

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