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IÒ€ℒm really hoping to go to brunch this morning because IÒ€ℒm craving banana pancakes like crazy!


Mmm, pancakes…

Happy Easter weekend! πŸ™‚ You know what I donÒ€ℒt understand? Oatmeal at brunch. Maybe it’s because I have oatmeal for breakfast every other day during the week (I call it gruel). But I figure, if I’m going out to breakfast or brunch, I like to have something a little special, ya know?

Don’t get me wrong — I love oatmeal, but I canÒ€ℒt remember the last time I heard someone say, “We should totally go to this place I heard about for brunch because they have AMAZING oatmeal.”


Another of my favorite breakfast/brunch foods: hash browns. I’ve yet to perfect the art of making hash brown at home. Mine are usually overdone.

As much as I love breakfast, I’m not the greatest breakfast cook. I think it takes my brain a lot longer to wake up than it takes my tummy.

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, when was the last time you went out to breakfast/brunch? Do you apply your makeup before or after breakfast? Are you reading any good books? Are your brows filled in right now? What are you up to this weekend (happy Easter!)? — 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, April 8, 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 Katrina! Congratulations, Katrina! 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. Carolyn N. says:

    I LOVE hash browns. Really, I love anything made from potatoes lol!

  2. Ashley Miller says:

    I like doing my makeup before breakfast since I get ready/do my hair before I go downstairs

  3. ana says:

    This is my first time on your blog and I totally love it! I am doing brunch tomorrow and I’m excited! I usually do my make up after breakfast (unless I have someone over). And.. I actually just filled in my eyebrows! LOL! Can’t wait to read the rest of your blog!

  4. Cassidey says:

    Potato pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Krystal S. says:

    I’m having brow issues… I just had them waxed yesterday after a long time of NOT waxing (like maybe 2 months?) because last time I got waxed, I broke out in little bumps above my brows… Well I go to a different place that uses different wax and BAM, broke out again. I give up on above the brow waxing now.

    Additionally, I tweeted your above statement here:!/Polish_Galore/status/188662727760285697

    Hope I did that one right because you said to Retweet it, but you never tweeted it, so I couldn’t retweet it. :]

  6. Amy Z says:

    my favorite brunch go-to is eggs benedict!!! it’s just such a BRUNCH-y food

  7. Denise M says:

    i dont understand people who go out to breakfast and have cereal in those little boxes

  8. bruna louise says:

    i apply make up berfore breakfast!

  9. Michelle B. says:

    If I go out for brunch or breakfast I live to have things I’m usually too lazy to do at home. Like pancakes or fresh mixed fruits. Thank you so much for another giveaway!!

  10. Supriya says:

    I totally apply my makeup after breakfast, I’m in such a rush in the morning with my daughter that I need to get her out the door first. Have a good weekend Karen!

  11. ROCOLONDON says:

    I´m reading now Shopaholic and Sister, it´s very funny.

  12. Vicki says:

    I have given chocolate up for Lent so tomorrow I plan to have chocolate for breakfast!

  13. Jessica says:

    I prefer doing my makeup after eating breakfast.. Don’t want to reapply my favorite lipstick (urban decays naked) after eating!

  14. Jordan says:

    Last time I went out for breakfast was probably a month or two ago, I love going out to get pancakes they always taste better than when I do them at home πŸ™‚

  15. I apply makeup after breakfast! That way I can brush my teeth, wash my face, and then do my makeup. I am very annoying about orders like that :p

    Happy Easter, Karen and Tabs! I hope to see Tabs dressed in an Easter costume if there is one!
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  16. Ris says:

    My favorite thing to eat for brunch is portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice. Brunch of champions!

  17. Caitlin says:

    Brunch is a great way to have your breakfast foods but look fabulous while eating them. I defiantly stumble through regular breakfast with my Jammie’s and hair up in a bun, sleepy eyed.

  18. Caitlin says:

    Brunch is a great way to have your breakfast foods but look fabulous while eating them. I defiantly stumble through regular breakfast with my pjs and hair up in a bun, sleepy eyed.

  19. Danielle says:

    During the week I usually eat breakfast before I apply makeup…sometimes it’s kind of during. I apply all my base makeup, then eat, then do my eyes/blush/lipstick. πŸ™‚ My tummy determines the order. Massive growling might lead to shaky hands/poked eyes.
    I loooove brunch but haven’t been out to brunch since late January or early February. Must rectify soon!

  20. Nina says:

    I usually apply makeup after breakfast, as I’m a little less zoned out and therefore less likely to poke myself in the eye. I always fill my eyebrows! Without fail πŸ™‚

  21. Isabel says:

    I love making a scrambled egg sandwich with toasted bread… It’s really good!

  22. Iram says:

    I LOVE hash browns <3 πŸ™‚
    I always apply my make up after eating breakfast, I think things would just get a little messy otherwise πŸ˜›
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  23. Larie says:

    I used to apply makeup after breakfast, but now on the weekdays it’s before. Because we have no time and we are on a schedule, man! Hahaha.

  24. Erica says:

    I’m about to start reading The Great Gatsby (and i’m curious to see if Baz Luhrmann’s movie will be better o worse!)

  25. Megan says:

    We are making a fancy Easter brunch on Sunday! Can’t wait!

  26. katie says:

    the guy i’m seeing works 85 hours a week. it’s so sad.

  27. kirsten says:

    I just watched a video for antigravity yoga and it looks so calming and relaxing!! i think you and Tabs should defs participate in a lil antigravity yoga and tell us all what its like!

    happy easter πŸ™‚

  28. Christina says:

    I’m definitely a morning person!

  29. Sandy says:

    We had our Easter Dinner last night and today is our 28th Anniversary so we’re going out for dinner! Love your posts Karen, Happy Easter.

  30. Angela says:

    Is it wrong that my favorite hash browns are from McDonalds? For a long time I thought hash browns only came patty-style.

  31. Lulu says:

    i wish my eyebrows were filled in now ahha, i actually just woke up (lazy me). πŸ˜€

  32. Natasha says:

    I want some hash browns and eggs for breakfast!

  33. Monika says:

    I love a nice brunch with all kinds of savory and sweet treats:)…..

  34. Tammy says:

    Love to sleep late & have my Hubby cook breakfast for me πŸ™‚

  35. Yuri says:

    I do my makeup, well eyeliner, before breakfast because I’m always late for class and always forget to eat breakfast

  36. Hillary says:

    I love brunch!! Mimosas especially! Going next Sunday.

  37. Allison says:

    I’m reading “the lucky one” by nicholas sparks because i always love to read the books before I see the movie!

  38. Katrin says:

    My cat learned how to flush the toilet and enjoys it a lot. haha.

  39. Maggie says:

    I guess I usually do my makeup before breakfast, but that’s because I almost never eat breakfast, lol.

    I’m reading A Clash of Kings (second book in A Song of Ice and Fire). It’s pretty dang good! Looking forward to more of the tv series πŸ˜€ More Peter Dinklage, yesss!

  40. Jenny says:

    I tried shaving my dog but he started freaking out halfway through so now he looks like a big fluffy white lion (:

  41. Yukari says:

    I always fill in my brows! I used to use the Stila powder duo (which I think is discontinued now). Right now I’m using a Japanese brand “Kate” but I’m unsure of what to do when I run out (which is soon..!) I’m thinking either MAC e/s (Brun? Espresso?) or Brow Zings (cause I’m a huge Benefit fan). Although I used Busted from the Naked 2 palette to fill my brows and that looked pretty good too. Decisions Decisions!

  42. Angel says:

    Omelettes and hashbrowns are hands down my favourite brunch food! So so delicious!!

    Happy Easter to you too Karen! πŸ™‚

  43. Kimberly says:

    happy easter!

  44. samia says:

    sitting at work on a saturday evening, eating an arabic sandwich called ‘ shawarma’. i’m having a boring day :P.

  45. bin du says:

    Taking a break from studying (or a break from procrastinating studying) and saw this blog post, would love to win this giveaway πŸ™‚ Also happy Easter!

  46. Natalie says:

    Have a wonderful weekend Karen!!

  47. Audrey says:

    I always fill in my brows! I used to use brow powder, but lately I’ve been using brow pencil. I’m not sure which one I like more – I might need to try brow powder again sometime soon!

  48. Brianna says:

    Pancakes FTW!

  49. Xero says:

    Why do my mom and brother always feel the need to yell at each other…?

  50. Carol says:

    I haven’t gone out for breakfast/brunch in years, probably not since college. Nowadays I make my own breakfast/brunch. My faves are French toast, bacon, hash browns and two eggs over medium πŸ˜€

  51. Flavia says:

    I always do my make up after breakfast. Happy Easter πŸ˜‰

  52. karen says:

    I’m visiting my aunt this weekend. Happy Easter!

  53. Tiffany says:

    I love Easter-it’s my excuse to binge on mini eggs!

  54. Jody says:

    Haven’t had brunch in the longest time. Probably a year ago.

  55. Jula says:

    Last time I went out for breakfast was a few Sundays ago at a diner, it was good!

  56. BettyS says:

    Help, Karen! My son brought pinkeye home from preschool and gave it to me, and I had to toss out a bunch of my eye makeup because it got contaminated!

  57. Christine says:

    I’m reading these books called the Beka Cooper series, because someone suggested them if I liked the Hunger Games :D!

  58. Ana says:

    Going to the last Flames hockey game today! they didn’t make the playoffs this year unfortunately but still fun to go watch!

  59. jennifer says:

    i don’t go out to brunch much anymore because i’m vegan and there aren’t many vegan-friendly brunch places around here… so instead, my hubby (also vegan) and i make our own brunch at home. we’ll usually make tofu scramble, hash browns, toast, tempeh bacon, grilled tomatoes, and OJ and coffee. i used to live in portland, oregon, and i used to go out for vegan french toast on the weekends. SO GOOD.

  60. eb says:

    Would so love to win this! I have a ton of things on my Sephora shopping list that I want to get for Spring/Summer. Thanks for the opportunity:)

  61. EmmyJean says:

    I love making breakfast for the fam on the weekends, so much more fun than going out to me!
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  62. Tammy says:

    I’m OBSESSED with James Patterson right now. Currently reading the Private series. Love it!

  63. MakeUpNaive says:

    I definitely love brunch, bitter hot coffee at 10am with some rice (this isPhilippines) and longganiza yum! Dont usually put any makeup on, hence the name Makeup naive. But now im teaching myself the basic principles, i still have a long way to go to perfect my application since i dont have the right tool, but hey i can dream! So winning a sephora gift card would be a dream come true! I pray you will pock me

  64. Sarah says:

    Hope you have a happy Easter! This is the first year I’ll be without family for Easter, so a friend and I are going to cook brunch for each other after church tomorrow. Eggs benedict, hash browns, and fresh fruit are on the menu, followed by homemade Easter themed angel food cake!

  65. Christine says:

    I just started reading Lunch In Paris by Elizabeth Bard! It’s really good so far πŸ™‚

  66. corallista says:

    i almost always apply my makeup after breakfast unless I’m going out to eat which is very rare!
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  67. steph b says:

    I’m reading The Rider by Tim Krabbe — excellent cycling book.

  68. Petunia says:

    just picked up MY BOOKY WOOK by Russell Brand- hoping it makes me laugh. anyone read it?
    thanks for another groovy giveaway πŸ™‚

  69. Joyce says:

    I’ve been major hauling these past 2 weeks! I can’t wait to get all my packages in the mail and play with my goodies. =)
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  70. Rosie says:

    If I win, I’m totally buying the new Benefit kit!

  71. Emily says:

    I haven’t been out to breakfast in a while. Might have to go tomorrow now that you brought it up.

  72. Maya says:

    would love to do some hauling, it’s been a while since i got any new makeup

  73. Gina says:

    Karen, you’ve inspired me to go out to brunch this weekend and have some really amazing eggs benedict. Now if I can only get my hands on that gift card…. πŸ˜›

  74. Agata says:

    Tabs looks very festive. Did you get him an Easter basket or some bunny ears? I love breakfast. I love French toast with cinnamon or raisins, yum! I am working today but tomorrow I am having family brunch at my parents-in-law. I wish I could be with my family in Poland for Easter though, I always miss them the most over the holidays! Happy Easter!

  75. Suzi says:

    Loved modern pewter but had to use it wet for maximum color πŸ™‚

  76. Maura says:

    I love to do my makeup after I eat breakfast but if it’s a school day then before. Hope you enjoy your easter πŸ™‚

  77. quimerula says:

    I sincerly can’t remember when I last went out for breakfast/brunch!

  78. Mary W says:

    Eggs Benedict for humans and salmon pate for cats. Celebrate!

  79. Tiffany says:

    Today is special because I’m taking an IKEA trip! Whoooohoo!

  80. dust says:

    today is the day of candy colored cheeks and lips with simple, lined eye. electric!

  81. Paula says:

    No, my brows aren’t filled in. However, I think it’s time I started doing some work on my brows. Any fave brow powders/pencils/etc? Preferably vegan (no beeswax). Thanks for recs from anyone.

  82. Megan says:

    I really don’t go out for breakfast/brunch. I think the last time was last August, when I was staying over with friends.

  83. Wendy says:

    going to dye easter eggs with my little one today
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  84. colleen boudreau says:

    I went out to brunch last week.

  85. Hillary says:

    Haven’t been out to breakfast for a while, but planning on going out tomorrow!

  86. Lindsey says:

    Going to be alone this easter, but that’s ok, I get to celebrate it on tuesday instead πŸ™‚

  87. Elise says:

    My favorite breakfast treat are chocolate chip pancakes. They are soooo good!!

  88. Alison C. says:

    makeup after breakfast/brushing my teeth fosho

  89. Marian says:

    I went out to breakfast about a week ago. It was the first time in a long time. My son took me. πŸ™‚
    …the first time my son ever took me out. He’s 20 and has autism. I had to take him to get a physical and he couldn’t eat because they took blood, so he asked me if I wanted to go out for breakfast… was so nice!

  90. Amanda G says:

    I’m hundreds of miles away from family and I’m not a church-goer so I’m going to be pretty much alone this Easter. This is not, however, going to stop me from dying eggs and eating so much chocolate that I think I’m going to to barf. πŸ™‚

  91. Marisa Payne says:

    Mmmmm hash browns!

  92. Annie says:

    I can’t wait to eat tons of Starbust jelly beans for Easter!

  93. Marielen M says:

    Easter at my house means eating lots of grilled lamb and chocolate πŸ™‚

  94. Resa says:

    The last time I went to brunch was a month ago. We went to this “hip” bottomless mimosa place. It was pretty awful because it sounded like I was in a club. I ended up having to yell to have a decent conversation. My throat was pretty sore after the experience. Did I also mention the food was less than stellar? Yeah, not my best experience at brunch :\.

    • Meredith says:

      Oh that sounds pretty awful! I always thought I was a wimp for not being able to stand being in loud places. I always have trouble being heard and then I end up losing my voice the next day!

  95. Meredith says:

    I’m about to run out the door and play tennis (it’s been forevs – we’ll see just how out of shape I am, lol). So no makeup on my face today!

  96. VictoriaJane says:

    Makeup before breakfast but AFTER coffee!!

  97. Zhar says:

    I apply my makeup except lippies before breakfast but hold off on putting on lippie until after I eat breakfast.

  98. Sheila says:

    breakfast/brunch is my favorite meal ALWAYS! breakfast for dinner is especially one of my favorite things. scrambled eggs and crispy hash browns are probably my fave dish. πŸ™‚

  99. Emily says:

    Yuuum… my hubby took me out for brunch the other day and I got a huge pecan waffle. So good. Maybe I’ll make breakfast for dinner tonight..

  100. Rikki says:

    Today is just a terrible day.

  101. BooBooNinja says:

    For about 1.5 years, oatmeal was my daily 3pm snack at work.

  102. Nikki says:

    I haven’t been to brunch in over a year πŸ™ I usually get an omelet since I don’t like trying to make them at home.

  103. Halifax says:

    I want so much at MAC with their latest collections but I didn’t dare to go or I’ll blow my budget lol

  104. Antithesis says:

    went to brunch a couple of weeks ago. first time i heard of a place without bottomless mimosas :/

  105. Talya says:


  106. lisa brown says:

    I am addicted to e.l.f. πŸ™‚

  107. Karen says:

    Trying to have a yard sale / bake sale πŸ™ but sadly it isnt going well at all! This would be a great pick me up!!

  108. aclearcutsign says:

    Happy Easter!

  109. Jaymie says:

    Hmm…the last good book I read was Divergent. It’s similar to the Hunger Games. Currently, i’m reading Delirium. It’s not quite as interesting or exciting as I thought it would be πŸ™

  110. Samantha says:

    I do my makeup after breakfast…I just feel like I don’t need to be all made up to eat my yogurt.

  111. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway =) I’m waiting for my Sephora Vib order. Can’t wait to try the Pantone collection. Have a Happy Easter!

  112. Tiffanie says:

    I could eat breakfast foods for every meal!

  113. Kelsey says:

    What are you up to this weekend (happy Easter!)?

    My parents are coking to visit and taking us out to brunch tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  114. Toby says:

    Crepes are my favourite breakfast dish. :>

  115. Erin says:

    Favorite breakfast food is french toast with just a whisper of powdered sugar and syrup. Mmm, so good!

  116. Ashleigh says:

    I do make after breakfast πŸ™‚

  117. Danii says:

    I love pancakes. I haven’t had pancakes in a while. Speaking of sweets, my orange tabby Ralphy tried to steal my mom’s cookie while she was eating it. He wanted the crust. πŸ™‚ Does Tabs ever do that? Or is he just a gravy-boy?

  118. mrsshukra says:

    Having dimsum today!

  119. Amber says:

    Happy Easter Karen (& Hubs and Tabs)!

  120. Nik says:

    I want to go to Cracker Barrel and try there shrimp & grits.

  121. Jennifer says:

    I love lemon poppyseed muffins for breakfast!

  122. Rita says:

    I am about to begin reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. It’s one of those stories that I probably should have read by now considering I majored in English, but I’m glad I’m getting around to it now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. eight says:

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  124. tk says:

    I love a big Sunday breakfast complete with sausage, eggs, toast, homemade lattes and fruit. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

  125. marta says:

    Happy Easter <3

  126. Faith says:

    On the rare occasions that I manage to do both makeup and breakfast, I usually do them at the same time. The perks of living alone πŸ˜›

  127. Jane says:

    Ummmm. Breakfast. my favorite meal. I agree about the oatmeal, though. When I’m going out to brunch I want waffles . . and bacon.

  128. Anna says:

    Breakfast always comes before makeup. Gotta have some green tea and food in me first thing!

  129. Melodyy says:

    Brows unfilled ): Just chillin at home. There are so many books that I need to read for my classes -__- and I am so behind!! ): The last time I went to brunch was about a week ago when I was visiting my cousins at a Crepe place! (:

  130. Stephanie says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs,

    I am terribly ashamed to say that since I’ve started a new workout routine I don’t end up applying my makeup until the afternoon! I workout in the morning and sometimes go for a walk or jog after lunch and then I shower and get dolled up.

    I also love big Sunday breakfasts and brunches with mimosas, crepes, and tons of fruit!

  131. Stephanie says:

    Saw your Easter miracle tweet–you’re an inspiration Karen!!
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  132. Liz says:

    I had a brow wax appointment this morning, so today my brows aren’t just filled in, they’re PERFECT! I may have to go out tonight to show them off, lol.
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  133. Karen F says:

    I love love love oatmeal! I’m wanting to try this idea of cold oatmeal that you put in jars in the fridge overnight with milk and fruit and then just wake up, grab and go!

  134. Alicia G says:

    I actually rarely go to brunch because I don’t do many breakfast foods! I mainly like meat and carbs, with the exception of not liking waffles or pancakes!!

  135. onegreatsmile says:

    I recently fell in love with the Milani brow marker. Love. Hopefully, it will love me back!!

  136. Nicole M. says:

    Just ate the best homemade cheese steak…..mmmmmm!!

  137. Amy D. says:

    My feet hurt really bad from dance this morning….

  138. Saddy says:

    I just finished reading The Hobbit – it was very good and unexpectedly funny!

    I marvel at the fact that someone thought of such fantastic stories, 75 years ago! I love the LOTR movies (but I didn’t read the books) so I was familiar with the world before diving into the Hobbit. There are so many fantasy stories and movies today, but imagine being a kid in 1937 and reading these….wow!

  139. Lisa says:

    I read your blog daily and even if I don’t win, I’ll still keep reading! Really enjoy your sense of humor. I have my eyebrows threaded which I like ever so much better than waxing. Don’t have a lot of eyebrows left from years of tweezing, but this way i can make them go whatever way I want them to go. And threading doesn’t hurt my sensitive skin. Happy Weekend!

  140. DalaLuz says:

    Breakfast foods are my favorite foods, so that makes me love holidays even more πŸ™‚

  141. kprice says:

    My husband loves breakfast but we don’t have the opportunity to go out often so as a treat I make it for dinner at least once a week. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  142. Kate says:

    I haven’t been out to breakfast in a long time since I love to whip up big breakfasts at home!

    Also, I just need to share that after a LONG long search, I have found my perfect neutral lip color. It’s been hard because I’m dark-haired, dark-eyed but fair skinned with uber pigmented lips. MAC Supreme Sheen in Bare Again, where have you been all my life?

  143. Manu says:

    Easter brunch with my girls on Sunday…soo looking forward to that…a gift card totally wouldn’t hurt πŸ™‚

  144. Sophie says:

    Happy Easter weekend to you and Tabs. Does Tabs like brunch? I love brunch, especially French Toast! I need some sunscreen, so I hope I win the giftcard!

  145. Maria says:

    I always put on my makeup before I eat breakfast….except for my lipstick of course. ^_^ I just like to eat breakfast right before I leave for work so that I can stay fuller longer. Hehehehe!

  146. Laurie McAlpine says:

    Hi Karen! I apply my make up before breakfast. I use Tarte’s brow pencil in taupe and Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯ it! Happy Easter πŸ™‚

  147. I’m off to buy some candles to give as a thank you gift to a friend. I might have to sneak one in for myself too! =) Hope you are having a great weekend Karen!

  148. Jessica Stuart says:

    Makeup always comes before breakfast! Shows my priorities, right? πŸ˜‰

  149. Lucia says:

    The last time I went out for brunch was a couple weeks ago, when I had huevos rancheros for the firs time! yummy =)

  150. Lucas says:

    Eggs benedict is the way to go when it comes to brunch! yay eggs!

  151. Christine says:

    I did fill in my brows today, and did the rest of my makeup even though I’m staying in all day. I’ve been using castor oil on my brows for the last few weeks and I have to say, it’s definitely helped to fill in some sparse areas. I almost don’t even need to do my brows, except that I need to color them a little so they match my hair better.

  152. Laura says:

    I always do my makeup after the breakfast πŸ™‚ that way I can brush my teeth and then apply my fav lipstick!! (just bought some Julie Hewett lipsticks and they are AMAZING!!!)

  153. blkrox says:

    This weekend is one of prayer for me.

  154. jess says:

    I am very excited for Easter tomorrow! I am going to make funfetti cake cookies tonight in celebration! I am excited to try a new recipe!

  155. Julia says:

    The last time I went to brunch was in February. My husband and I were in Dallas and ate at this awesome restaurant called La Duni.

  156. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’m having Easter with my parents tomorrow & my boyfriend is coming over. I’m super excited bc we just bought the best cupcakes for dessert!

  157. T.Davis says:

    Praying for a miracle!

  158. Hannah S. says:

    What a gorgeous spring day it is today! i’m going for a walk around the lake with my family πŸ™‚

  159. Denielle Alexander says:

    I love blueberry pancakes and I love my skin to be luminous and fresh in the morning!!!

  160. Vnssa906 says:

    Painting on a colorful manicure, lilac and pin, just for spring!

  161. Kate & Zena says:

    Yay for gift cards!

  162. i apply makeup after breakfast, I like to brush my teeth again before applying my makeup!!

    also tweeted –!/steffers516/status/188719617433272320

  163. Emma says:

    Breakfast foods are my favorite!

  164. megan says:

    Happy Easter! I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  165. Zoey says:

    My brows are not filled in right now – I’m about to get them waxed, actually.

  166. Krista says:

    I don’t do brunch. I don’t understand how people can wait that long to eat.

  167. Shelby Morgan says:

    Happy Easter! Got my monthly facial today!!! Love the glowey skin afterwards.

  168. Katrina says:

    mmm jelly beans

  169. Valerie says:

    Hi Karen!

    Haven’t gone out for breakfast in ages.

    I don’t usually fill in my eyebrows.

    I wish I was going to stay home and relax but this weekend is full of parties.

  170. PS says:

    Happy Saturday. Extra crispy hashbrowns for me, please. πŸ™‚ Oh & bacon too.

  171. Jana Ricketts says:

    Last time I went out for brunch was when my “future” mother-in-law and I went to get a pedicure. :]

  172. Nina says:

    Here comes Nina CottonTail, hopping down the bunny trail! πŸ˜‰

  173. Lulu says:

    Now that you’ve mentioned breakfast foods I’m craving pancakes, eggs, and hash browns! Hmmm

  174. Amanda says:

    I don’t like oatmeal but I do love hash browns! Now I want breakfast…and it’s almost lunchtime!

  175. stacy says:

    I eat oatmeal almost every morning, so I am a little predictable. On weekends, we make breakfast tacos. I like to put my makeup on after breakfast, after I brush my teeth.

    Would love to win the Sephora card. It’s like a candy strore in there!

  176. jessm says:

    I have to work instead of going to easter brunch on Sunday! Its so disappointing.

  177. Daniella says:

    It was a while back, but the last time I went for brekkie we went to a Hawaiian restaurant and had pancakes covered in macadamia cream. They were obscenely delish!
    I am currently rereading the Hunger Games because I loved the movie so much!

  178. Mariee says:

    I usually apply my makeup after breakfast.

  179. VanessaJ says:

    I spent all morning painting my nails for Easter with pastel colors! πŸ™‚ Luv it!

  180. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Saturday! πŸ™‚

  181. Katie says:

    To answer your question – my brows are filled right now! I’m lazing around at home and couldn’t be bothered with makeup for once, but the brows had to be filled, you never know who may come for a visit!

  182. BeckBeck says:

    My husband and I tried to go out to brunch a few weeks ago and the restaurant was PACKED – like, you couldn’t even walk in the vestibule. So we gave up and went to Denny’s. πŸ™‚

  183. makena macneil says:

    i do my makeup after i have eaten breakfast!

  184. Rita says:

    Ahh! I’m dying to win because I really want to try Hourglass at Sephora!

  185. Jean Clare says:

    I was so stressed out this past week that I went into work accidentally without eye makeup one day. So horrified! I had my face/bronzer done and even had eye primer but ran out the door totally forgetting eye shadows, etc. I just piled on the lip gloss at work. Yep, the natural look.

  186. Silka says:

    During the work week my breaskfast is a cup of cafe con leche ! sniff that is why I am drooling just thinking what I will have tomorrow at Easter brunch with my hubby.

  187. Jelena says:

    Is there anyone who thinks “I don’t need another Mac lipstick…”?

  188. Jenny says:

    Wishing I was a kid again for Easter. Remembering the excitment of waiting on the Easter Bunny to come. Relaxing on this nice Saturday afternoon getting ready to put my face on and go shopping. Happy Easter to you all…

  189. Ellie says:

    I have so many neutral lip colours. Today I went to MAC and thought I’d get a more punchy lip colour for summer, and I ended up with a shade that looked like a peachy-orange when I tried it on my lips, but when I got home it was a much more muted coral shade. Like a coral-nude. I still love it though, it’s one of my favourite lip colours… but I have way too many natural-ish lip shades!

  190. Lisa B. says:

    I’m spending time with my family this easter and then going to a party!
    Following & Tweeted:!/ladyisla123/status/188732800709570560

  191. Patrice says:

    I’m making strawberry french toast for Easter brunch.

  192. Sabrina says:

    Love your blog!!! So informative! I prefer to do my makeup before breakfast (usually bc I’m running late and barely have enough time for breakfast, other than grabbing a granola bar on the way out!)

  193. Jennifer says:

    I sorted ALL of my nail polish last night and painted swatches on those little wheel things, now I can better compare what I own!

  194. Kickback says:

    Hubby-dubby-doo had been craving honey bun cake, so that’s what we had for breakfast!

  195. marisol says:

    Overnight oats are the bomb. A bit of oatmeal, Greek yogurt, almond milk & chia seeds. Put in fridge overnight and enjoy in te morning. Yum!

  196. Michelle says:

    I haven’t been out to brunch in ages! However, my fave place in the world to go is Le Peep, where they have the most delicious biscuits & gravy.

    Uh oh… now I’m hungry. πŸ˜€

  197. izzie says:

    Good afternoon Karen! I hope your easter weekend is shaping up to be as lovely as mine. I just got back from a nice bike ride with el hubs where we snagged lunch on the way and I’m getting ready to do easter nails. Tomorrow I get to spend a day with the in-laws, whom I adore, so tomorrow is looking fabulous as well.

  198. Joanna says:

    I need to try the Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil – my cousin recomended it for my brows πŸ™‚

  199. Kim says:

    We saw a movie at the museum called “The Last Reef”. It is about the disappearing coral reefs around the world. =(

  200. Pam says:

    I don’t remember the last time we went out for breakfast…..we tend to make pancakes and omelettes every weekend at home.

  201. Lisa S. says:

    DH and I tend to eat breakfast in on the weekends. I usually do a big Brunch on Sundays.
    On the weekdays I I eat breakfast at my store, so makeup is before breakfast.
    Brows? Oh you mean these thick bushy caterpillars above my eyes? There is no need to fill
    in when there is a forest all ready there…… πŸ˜‰

  202. Sarah BB says:

    My husband loves omelets, and I love a good cheesy herbed hash brown!

  203. Tran says:

    I love brunch, but can never wake up in time to go. I love it when we go for french toast!

  204. Anna says:

    Happy Easter!

  205. Christine K says:

    I love brunch! I especially love eating omelets during brunch. =)

  206. Terri B says:

    Going to an outdoor Easter church service on the Gulf of Mexico.

  207. bianca says:

    I put on my makeup before breakfast. I love breakfast! I can eat it for all 3 meals! I love going to breakfast w/ my hubby & daughters! Happy Easter!

  208. mai says:

    Can’t wait to go out to dinner with my family! We’ve all gathered at my parent’s house for Easter weekend πŸ™‚

  209. Paula says:

    I apply my makeup after breakfast.

  210. Lisa says:

    A LONG time ago; although I’m trying to gather up some friends for a breakfast picnic!

  211. Liz! says:

    I just went out to breakfast with the hubs the other day! We never do that, it’s always dinner. It was great!

  212. Dawn Crawford says:

    Makeup after breakfast! Thanks for the chance to win!

  213. Bridget says:

    Yes…i have my brows on! πŸ˜‰

  214. Tali Cohen says:

    What is your absolute favorite, can’t live without, MAC lipstick shade?

  215. Christine W. says:

    Hash browns are the best.

  216. Kristi says:

    Don’t remember the last time we went out for brunch. But if we do go out – makeup is on before we leave the house! We are going to my MIL’s house for Easter Lunch tomorrow. Happy Easter weekend to you & Tabs!

  217. Anitacska says:

    It’s my birthday tomorrow. πŸ™‚
    Anitacska recently posted … Beauty Blog Link Love Saturday 07/04/2012

  218. Nenette says:

    A nice crawfish boil!

  219. Nika says:

    My brows are filled in with Benefit’s Instant Brow Pencil πŸ™‚

  220. Becca says:

    My absolute, absolute FAVORITE meal in the world is breakfast. I’m obsessed with breakfast foods–which sucks cuz all the ones I love are super unhealthy too! I LOVE bacon (cooked until it’s burnt black. That way, it almost dissolves on your tongue. Yum!), hollandaise sauce on ANYTHING (til it’s almost drowning in it), pancakes with lots and lots of butter, eggs and cheese….mmm. I obviously don’t believe in “excess”

  221. Nicolle says:

    Breakfast is my favorite meal to go out for- especially at not-breakfast times of the day πŸ™‚

  222. Nina m Lyons says:

    Hmmm pancakes are sooo yummy for breakfast!! Butter is key!! Hope I win please! Grazi!

  223. Yelena says:

    my brows are ALWAYS filled in! happy Easter Karen!

  224. Nicole says:

    I def love pancakes the best

  225. Darlene says:

    I love Swedish pancakes with lemon butter! I think I’ll have some for Easter breakfast tomorrow.

  226. Mandy says:

    I had Chick-Fil-A for breakfast on monday. Nothing better than a chicken biscuit to wake you up in the morning (:

  227. Clara says:

    cuddling with my kitty this holiday weekend.

  228. jasmine says:

    I apply my makeup after breakfast. I always manage to somehow get food on my face

  229. Paige says:

    I’m usually eating breakfast while I’m putting on my makeup, a practice I should probably stop since my sleep-addled brain has been known to apply a spoon to my face instead of a brush! πŸ™‚

  230. Candice says:

    I require a nap.

  231. CJ says:

    hope i win!

  232. Ali says:

    It’s been a long time since I went out for breakfast. and my eyebrows are not filled in right now!

  233. Julie says:

    I apply makeup after breakfast. Crumbs on foundation has never been a good look on me!

  234. Tiffany says:

    I can’t remember the last time I went to brunch….I must do something about this;)

  235. Brooke says:

    I haven’t been out to breakfast/brunch in a long time – most likely breakfast happened before sleep, though!

  236. Chanelle says:

    It is hard for me to go out to eat for anything, these days. I’m allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy, and sugar, along with almonds and peanut butter. Oh how I miss crepes!

  237. Anna says:

    I don’t always fill in my brows (especially not when I’m in the middle of a study marathon at home) but when I do, I use MAC’s Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe.

    Sadly, I think it is being discontinued. Fortunately, I was able to snap some up at the Cosmetics Company Outlet for 1/2 the price they cost up here in Canada!

  238. Lindsay says:

    I love the book shiver by Maggie stiefvater! It’s about a girl who likes a werewolf (twilightesque) but it is wayyyyyy better!

  239. Nicole says:

    Easter is such a cute holiday!

  240. Alison says:

    Hmmm now that you mention it, I haven’t gone out for breakfast in months! Now I’m craving a big stack of pancakes!

  241. Stacie Knight says:

    I’ve never filled in my eyebrows. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  242. Marium Begum says:

    I do my makeup after breakfast πŸ˜€

  243. Alix says:

    French toast and corned beef hash, now there’s a brunch!

    Come on, Tabs, Alix needs a new YSL glossy stain!!!

  244. Cass says:

    I am reading the Hunger Games series. I know I am a little behind, but better late than never! I am currently on the 2nd book. πŸ™‚

  245. Janet says:

    Ohhhh, I love pancakes. So much so that I only allow myself to eat them a few times a year. Cruel? Yes, but it’s all about self control.

  246. Caro says:

    My new breakfast obsession is homemade greek yogurt-yum!

  247. Soo says:

    I’d been great about doing a 10 day makeup challenge up until yesterday when I got unexpectedly busy. it was nice staying consistent and posting everyday for those first five days though!
    Soo recently posted … Villain Edition of Sailor Moon Collaboration: Snow Queen Kaguya

  248. Cailin says:

    I do my makeup before breakfast πŸ™‚

  249. Winnie says:

    Happy Easter Karen! Thanks for all your makeup tips and reviews and my makeup stash has significantly increased because of you and Tabs! Haha Keep up your good work :-)))

  250. Amy says:

    I usually eat breakfast after I put on my makeup, but if I’m in a rush, Ill eat while I’m doing my makeup.

  251. Cara says:

    Hey thanks for both high & low end beauty product reviews! And, at the moment I am growing out my brows…

  252. Vy Huynh says:

    Such a beautiful day out and I’m only wearing very little foundation and mascara.

  253. gia says:

    please choose me!! i enter every week….. i am looking to buy some lip color

  254. Let says:

    I put on make up after breakfast.

  255. Chelsey says:

    No makeup on for me today. Therefore, my blonde little brows be nekkid. πŸ˜›

  256. Selina says:

    I always put on makeup after breakfast

  257. jean says:

    i wish my eyebrows would grow back to their formerly full glory!!

  258. karen says:

    I haven’t been out to brunch in ages. I should schedule a date with my hubby soon. Love breakfast out!

  259. Vanessa says:

    I always get totally ready for the day and then go downstairs for breakfast. Love a streamlined routine for getting out the door on time!

  260. Nadine says:

    I like savory breakfasts – not into sweet stuff at all!

  261. Meg says:

    Makeup before breakfast!

  262. Jane says:

    I’m just pet+house-sitting this weekend! 1 dog, 2 cats. Definitely not used to having animals around since my mom didn’t let me have pets growing up. It is very sweet when they crawl into bed with you but not when they wake you up at 4 am to go outside!

  263. Susan P. says:

    I love making a scrumptious breakfast but only get to do that on the weekends.

  264. Danielle says:

    I’m powering through The Curse of Chalion this weekend for a book club on Tuesday…here’s hoping I finish!

  265. mn says:

    Surprisingly enough, the best part of breakfast at my last vacation was the oatmeal. It was beyond incredible!

  266. Jessica says:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway.. what an AWESOME prize!!
    Jessica recently posted … American Apparel Glitter Topcoats

  267. Nora says:

    always apply my makeup before breakfast πŸ™‚

  268. Jessica L. says:

    I had a very nice spring break with my family the last 4 days. We traveled, shopped, played and had a great time with my sons. Sadly, I have to go back to work tomorrow. I mean, really…who has to work on Easter? Just an FYI people…don’t call businesses on holidays and people will get to spend the day with their families.

  269. Shirley says:

    Hi Karen!

    Love your blog! During the week I tend to put on makeup after breakfast but when I do go out to brunch, I put on my makeup before I head out. Heres to hoping I win! (crossing fingers!)

  270. Sas says:

    I never go to brunch without my eyebrows filled in! I don’t want to scare people!!

  271. Francesca says:

    I’d absolutely love to win this! My spring break’s almost over, unfortunately. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  272. janey says:

    Newest makeup purchase: BB Cream from Korea (don’t ask me the name, as I can’t remember) Looking forward to seeing how it works for me!

  273. Gina says:

    I totally had banana pancakes this morning! I have oatmeal most mornings too but today I had a day off for the first time in a WHILE and I thought “dammit, I want me some pancakes!”

    Best decision all day. πŸ™‚

  274. Lauren says:

    I went out to breakfast today! My favorite meal to eat out…

  275. Audrey says:

    I believe the last time I was able to go out for breakfast was before my 3 kids were born.

  276. Lori says:

    I apply makeup after breakfast so that it’s fresh when I walk out the door

  277. Lori Stewart says:

    The last time I went to brunch was in January in Virginia Beach – I had sweet potato pancakes. Nom nom nom!

  278. Anja says:

    My brown aren’t filled in right now… though they should be… total ghost brows! p.s….. I’d LOVE to win! πŸ™‚

  279. Roxanne brothers says:

    I do my hair the makeup and get breakfast on the drive to work

  280. rosie says:

    Mmmmm,love hash browns! Hope you have a Happy Easter!!

  281. MizJawnson says:

    I’m so tired right now, I don’t know how I’m going to find the energy tomorrow morning to fix my blueberry breakfast casserole. Maybe I should start drinking coffee now?

  282. Charlotte says:

    Ordered way too much stuff from sephora during the vib sale. But loooove having stuff to look forward to in the mail! Has anyone tried Edward Bess’s stuff?

  283. Dawn Peacher says:

    I just got home from spending the day with my grand daughter…priceless

  284. Mai says:

    My brows are free and naked of product!
    Mai recently posted … Sailor Moon Collaboration: Queen Beryl

  285. sweeks1980 says:

    Sadly, I’m not reading any books not related to my dissertation and research right now. However, I’m hoping/planning to finish it in the next few months, which might give me a little more time to read for pleasure before I start my new job πŸ™‚

  286. Elaine Chang says:

    Hi Karen

    Happy Easter!

    Thank you for another generous giveaway.

    I am one who never leaves home without

    1) wearing makeup (including opening my letter box :P) and
    2) having a decent breakfast (can skip lunch or dinner except Breakfast)

    I have followed you on twitter. Twitter name @Elaine4059

    I have also retweeted the following message
    “Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!
    The tweet link is

    Hope to be so fortunate to win this gift on Easter holiday!

    Thank you

  287. Nandhini says:

    I tried to fill in my eyebrows today! It looked awful :/

  288. Jennifer says:

    Happy Easter Everyone!

    Did you know that the name “Easter” comes from a pagan Goddess named Estra? From which we get the word “estrus.” I believwe she was a fertility goddess. Her sacred animal was the hare (hence the Easter Bunny) and her sacred symbol was the egg (hence Easter Eggs). But, there were no chocolate bunnies in her days–more a modern concept, and not a bad one at that.

    Happy Easter Tabs! May GRAVY rain from the sky for you!!!


  289. Andrea says:

    karen, i’ve been dying to pick up the benefit blush in coralista! this would help my dream come true, along with helping my wallet πŸ™‚

    ps, love you tabs!

  290. Genevieve says:

    I usually eat breakfast before putting on makeup.

  291. meghan says:

    Thank you so much for doing these giveaways Karen, it’s super nice of you!

    My weekend has been completely ridiculous, I hope yours has been awesome!!

  292. tiffany says:

    Hi karen! My dad and I went and watched the hunger games again today!

  293. Jess says:

    I totally agree with you about the oatmeal! I’d love to see someone make it super special and worth raving about.

  294. Tania says:

    I do my makeup in the morning before breakfast. Have a wonderful weekend!

  295. Jarucha says:

    I’m being guilty of eating a dark choc covered chocholate ice cream bar from Haagen Daz

  296. Cornelia says:

    Since I’m a college student, I always have to apply my makeup before breakfast, otherwise I’d stumble over to the dining hall in my pjs, and that’s not fun for anyone.

  297. Sam says:

    Went to brunch today

  298. Jenny says:

    my eyebrow are almost always filled in! i have sparse mousey blonde hair so they def need some help O_o

  299. Julie says:

    I usually eat breakfast while doing my makeup….all about the multitasking!

  300. Mitzie says:

    I’m addicted to Nutella & strawberry crepes! OMG! They are awesome. πŸ™‚ happy Easter!

  301. Amanda G. says:

    I usually do my makeup before breakfast, but my breakfast is usually not very substantial. And right now, my brows are not filled in. Just washed my face, in fact! Goodnight and Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

  302. cassi teague says:

    MmMmm. Breakfast is my favorite… even breakfast for dinner! My favorite breakfast is country ham, gravy and biscuit, and scrambled eggs with cheese and onions. And I usually eat after I’ve showered makeuped and dressed lol. Grrrrrreat, now I’m hungry!

  303. Heidi says:

    I feel the most beautiful after I take a shower. But on days that I don’t, I’ll put on makeup after ‘m clean and my hair is dry. πŸ™‚

  304. Grace says:

    I look crazy without eyeliner!

  305. Crystal says:

    Happy Easter to you and Tabs ! ҝ€

  306. Vanessa says:

    Favorite breakfast place. LA’s “The griddle” so freakin delicious. I’m gaining weight just thinking about their unbelievable huge pancakes and mmmmm bacon.

  307. Amanda says:

    I’m traveling over easter and I miss my boyfriend terribly…

  308. Barbara Breuer says:

    I definitely do my makeup after breakfast. Unless I am a guest at a house other than my parents.

  309. Eli says:

    Hi Karen: I always apply make up after breakfast, unless I am going for brunch πŸ˜‰

  310. Kaprice says:

    Can’t wait to watch hunger games again this weekend πŸ™‚

  311. Elena says:

    I am going to celebrate Easter with my family. Thank you for the giveaway!

  312. laura says:

    I miss making Easter eggs.

  313. Jennifer says:

    Not a big breakfast person, so when I do apply my makeup it is usually after some coffee and then brunch.

  314. mary says:

    $50 is perfect–free shipping. Thanks for the great posts.

  315. Christine says:

    Make-up before breakfast, sometimes i skip breakfast =x

  316. Ana Bella says:

    I like to put my make up on after breakfast. I feel less rushed I guess. And if I run out of time at least my tummy is happy. Happy Easter Karen!

  317. Jordan says:

    I’m going to paint Easter eggs tomorrow morning! πŸ™‚

  318. Christina says:

    I eat oatmeal in the mornings at work in an attempt to be healthy, but people keep bringing in donuts and I can’t resist! Lol we are having a fit contest and I’m pretty sure there’s some sweet related sabotage going on XD

  319. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I am not good at breakfast food either, my husband is awesome at breakfast food, when he’s in the mood :).

  320. ashley says:

    Sounds like a heck of an Easter gift!!

  321. Malinda says:

    I would love to win this one day!

  322. Patty says:

    Hi! Ive recently came across your site and love all the info you post! I tweeted an entry and would like to share that my mommy/best friend is out of town and returns tomorrow! So excited that I spent all day cleaning the house! How’s that for crazy! πŸ™‚ Also, I usually apply my makeup before breakfast but breakfast is usually a smoothie so a straw helps to not ruin my makeup πŸ™‚ Happy Easter and thanks for allowing us a chance to win this awesome giveaway! You rock!

  323. Weena says:

    People who can do ANYTHING before breakfast and a hot cup of coffee are amazing to me. I can only imagine what my makeup would look like before having a large dose of caffeine. πŸ™‚

  324. Katie-Jean says:

    Giveaways are so much fun!!

  325. Claudia says:

    Thank you for all of the great work you do. You provide a fun and informative break to my day!

  326. Kusuma says:

    Me in distress from last 4 weeks..Weekends are bringing more pain..Still struggling to come out πŸ™

  327. christina says:

    yay sephora!

  328. Chris25 says:

    It’s been a rough couple of days.

  329. Olga says:

    I do my makeup before breakfast. Happy Easter!:)

  330. Sally says:

    I am getting married in 2 months, and I can’t stop obsessing over Too Faced’s new matte palette… aaah! Must. Resist.

  331. Hannah says:

    I went out for pancakes last night and I had missed them so much. Delish!

  332. leetal says:

    i rarely eat oatmeal… once in a blue moon i do. the smell is amazing… and then i remember; i’m not a fan of the texture…

  333. lesleyk says:

    Last sunday my boyfriend and I went out for donuts. Does that count?!

  334. Jocelyn H says:

    Hoppy Hoppy Easter Weekend! Love the giveaways

  335. Dominique D. says:

    I always comment on these, but I feel like I will never win πŸ™

  336. Jasmine says:

    I don’t need to fill my brows. I have such thick dark hair!

  337. Crystal says:

    I’m hoping to get some brunch tomorrow! Hopefully I can find a great place that is open in sf. Maybe Zazie?

  338. Maquela says:

    My poor little one has a viral infection and has a sore on his lip from it! How crazy is that, my eyebrows actually aren’t filled in for once lol we went camping today and well just seemed pointless lol

  339. C Williams says:

    I would love to win!!

  340. Stephanie says:

    I usually apply my makeup before breakfast because my stomach doesn’t like to eat as soon as I get up.

  341. I love these giveaways! Thank you.
    Ashleigh Walls recently posted … #tiskettasket Spring Giveaway Hop!

  342. Zo says:

    I put on my makeup before breakfast as well πŸ™‚ happy Easter!

  343. Stephanie Van Kirk says:

    My kitties are making me sneeze. πŸ™

  344. Melissa says:

    I apply my makeup at work LOL, so definitely after breakfast. I get in a little early, close my office door, and get ‘er done. The light’s better there than at my house LOL. It’s a little awkward dodging people though so they don’t see me before I have my makeup on!

  345. Tukta says:

    hello from Thailand

  346. Rozae says:

    Think I might go to brunch tomorrow!

  347. Joy says:

    My brows are sparse that’s why I feel “naked” when I don’t fill ’em! I have my brows filled every time I go out, lest I want to go out “naked” lol

  348. Barbara says:

    Went out to breakfast last Wednesday cause the kids were off from school all week. My daughter had banana caramel pancakes and my son had a German pancake. I had a spinach and Swiss cheese omelet and hash browns!! YUM!

  349. Joanne says:

    I always put my makeup on after breakfast. I’m a messy eater. Hehehehe!
    Joanne recently posted … Have Your Say Saturday – Easter Edition

  350. Jessica says:

    Happy Easter!! Thanks for the opportunity to win !

  351. Indira says:

    I have coffee for breakfast. I like eating typical breakfast foods for lunch!

  352. Melissa says:

    I have been searching for a foundation that looks good and works for me FOREVER!!! I’m 36 and still haven’t found one. Of course, a number of years ago, one of the MAC foundations worked well, and I meant to buy it, but didn’t. That foundation o longer looks flatters my skin, as it emphasize some fine lines I’ve gladly (ha!) acquired in the interim. I then found a MAC foundation, actually it was recommended by one of their makeup artists, and it looked fabulous UNTIL it started sliding down my face a few hours later, transferred to anything I put my face against and left me looking quite shiny, which I normally don’t. ARGH. How does one ever find “their” foundation??!!! So frustrated!

  353. Vanessa C. says:

    I go out to brunch about once a week once spring hits πŸ™‚

  354. MelodyJ says:

    I had a job interview Saturday. I haven’t been out for breakfast/brunch in months.


  355. eRiN says:

    Easter coincides with the last day of my accounting class … which I am not at all sure I will pass. So between house-cleaning for the party and working on my final paper, this is not a very fun weekend for me :/

  356. GenesisCal says:

    Happy Easter!

  357. Cristy says:

    My husband it’s out of town! I thought I was going to be sad & feeling alone! And I had a Great weekend, shopping and pampering myself! Enjoing being in my house with my 3 poms!! πŸ™‚

  358. LAURA says:

    I love that hot pink is back in for spring/summer!

  359. Julia says:

    I always do my makeup before I eat breakfast. Breakfast is usually the last thing I do before I head out the door, which sometimes causes me to eat in a rush :/

  360. Caroline says:

    I’m beginning a very interesting novel called Juliet. It seems highly intriguing but I have to make the time to sit down and read!

    Um…yes, my brows are filled in at the moment, because….*whispers guiltily* I didn’t take off my makeup before coming to bed. Oops. Oh well.

    <3s to you, Karen and Tabs! Wish my kitty was sweet.

  361. Pamela says:

    I love brunch dates! Makeup on after breakfast because I’m such a messy eater πŸ™‚

  362. Sun says:

    I’m going to graduate this month and I’m looking to buy a gift for myself – just looking through shoes and cosmetics until something catches my eye!

  363. Kristina says:

    I love going out to breakfast so I do it quite often. I don’t like having to eat the same boring stuff I have on the weekdays once Saturday rolls around.

  364. Colene says:

    I’m craving garlic bread right now.

  365. Mindy says:

    i never fill in my brows. I’d like to try but I dont know where to start.

  366. Christin says:

    I Love Sephora!

  367. Olivia says:

    want $50 for the naked2 palette!!

  368. Karen says:

    i wanna watch 21 Jump Street & Hunger Games! πŸ™‚ can’t believe I still haven’t watched them yet!

    and… MAKEUP MAKEUP MAKEUP! <3 happy Easter!

  369. Karen says:

    If I win, I will buy a hamster and put a mask and black cape on it and give it a red light-saber so it can be like Darth Vader and then name it Fluffy πŸ™‚

  370. Roxanna Harris says:

    Lets win this! Woo-hoo, $50 to Sephora!

  371. Judy says:

    Such a beautiful Easter weekend! Gonna chill with friends, watch a movie or two, and spend quality time with my adorable kitten before she’s not a kitten anymore! haha

  372. Catherine says:

    Happy Easter Karen and Tabs!

  373. Manu says:

    Hey, I do most of my makeup before breakfast. I do, however put on lipstick after eating πŸ™‚

  374. Cynthia says:

    I never eat bruch lol breakfast person!

  375. shusheshe says:

    Last time I went out to breakfast was just a few days ago, to Mcdonalds!

  376. Wynell says:

    I apply my makeup after breakfast

  377. Melissa says:

    This post reminded me I need to go to Sephora and get my free bay gift haha! I’ve been so busy with homework lately I forgot. I’ve got a midterm coming up this week so I’ll be spending Easter reading!!!

  378. Bonnie says:

    A couple of weekends ago, I had some amazing brunch food at the Los Gatos Cafe in (natch) Los Gatos. I had difficulty choosing what to eat, but I will be back again soon to try something new

  379. elle says:

    I recently re-read “A Wrinkle in Time,” a book from my childhood. So much Christian allegory!

  380. Becky says:

    I am really sad today

  381. im reading one of the top selling books today, incredibly close and extremely loud.what a tear jerker!

  382. Mairyn says:

    I do my makeup after breakfast; unless I go out for breakfast, of course…I don’t want to look like a troll and put everyone else off their toast πŸ˜›

  383. MJ says:

    Spending time with fam this weekend. :3

  384. Awesome! Hope I win!
    Sirena Sparklestar recently posted … I’m On American Apparel’s Seen And Submitted!

  385. JMay says:

    I am currently reading “A Game og Thrones”

  386. Sue C. says:

    It’s been so long since I went out to breakfast/brunch that I don’t remember – does eating pancakes for dinner at Denny’s count πŸ˜‰ Happy Easter! Have a great brunch!

  387. Alexandra M says:

    I’m currently reading ‘The Hunger Games’ and I’m really enjoying it. I like a girl who can fight for herself, and doesn’t rely on a man for everything! I hope the movie is just as good! Thanks for a great giveaway! Xo

  388. Joyce Lee says:

    i had brunch with my mum yesterday at a small french-style cafe, croissant, ham and cheese sandwich and scrambled eggs, yum!

  389. Rie Maeda says:

    happy easter!

  390. Roxanne says:

    Happy Easter to you and Tabs!

  391. tabby says:

    Would love some new makeup. ;o)

  392. Melissa Wright says:

    Happy Easter! I eat oatmeal for breakfast everyday! Love it with blueberries on it!

  393. Libby says:

    There’s a great breakfast place close to my house that serves a chickichanga. It’s a breakfast burrito with eggs, spicy chicken, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and more! Obviously, I love it.

  394. Karen M. says:

    Happy Easter!

  395. saffron says:

    When I was getting lean for bodybuilding, going out to breakfast was my once-weekly treat. I wasn’t used to the carbs so I would wake up, gobble down a ridic breakfast, go home, and promptly pass out in a carb overload. THAT was living right there. πŸ˜€

  396. Essy says:

    I’m reading an incredibly long (1000+ pages) and incredibly interesting book called “1Q84” and even though I’m only a third of the way through it, I know it’ll be one of those books that I’ll be sad to see it end.

  397. Lili says:

    I always apply makeup before breakfast.

  398. Holly G says:

    I went out to brunch last weekend when my friend was in town to visit! πŸ™‚ It was delish!!!

  399. Holly says:

    Happy easter!

  400. Anneri says:

    Happy Easter, Karen & Tabs!

    A good book I read last week and can really recommend: The perfume lover. Perfect if you’re interested in the perfume industry!


  401. Kaoyee says:

    Pick me!

  402. Justine says:

    Happy Easter!

  403. Sara says:

    We don’t usually go out to breaksfast but when we get croissants from Costco my boyfriend makes the most brilliant french toast from them and that is better than going out to eat any day!

  404. Jess says:

    I haven’t gone out to breakfast in a long time but I’m going out for dinner with my family for easter today πŸ™‚

  405. Missy M says:

    Today I am recovering from celebrating my daughter’s fifth birthday and 2 nights of Passover celebration

  406. Maca says:

    Happy Easter!
    TV show recommendation of the week: SMASH! It’s totally awesome, and the some.

  407. Kitty says:

    Happy Easter and I love ice cream! πŸ˜€

  408. Priscilla says:

    Face before breakfast and lippie after my coffee.

  409. Julia says:

    We are on vacation for Easter this year.

  410. Teri says:

    Just came back from breakfast! Best part of Easter service is Easter breakfast after πŸ™‚

  411. Jones says:

    I should get into the habit of eating breakfast, but I feel like I never have time! :C

  412. Mylie says:

    Family dinner for Easter today, this is what I have planned for today! πŸ™‚

  413. Adell says:

    Hope you have a very Happy Easter & a wonderful brunch πŸ˜‰

  414. Christy O says:

    I need a vacation. Nothing exotic. Just a few weeks strolling through London would be heavenly.

  415. BB says:

    Makeup before breakfast!

  416. Denise says:

    My fingers are multicolored, thanks to Easter Egg dye. It’s just not Easter to me if I don’t do colored eggs.

  417. KaylaK says:

    Man.. After reading your post about coffee and doughnuts that sounds pretty dang good right now! lol

  418. Carissa says:

    Happy Easter!! Hope the doughnuts and coffee were awesome!

  419. Rosie says:

    Watching last night’s SNL…I don’t care too much for Sofia Vergara but she was actually really good!

  420. Hannah says:

    Happy Easter! I’m full of yummy treats and ready for a nap πŸ™‚

  421. Kathy says:

    I’m currently reading the French to English translation of the Phantom of the Opera. It successfully feeds my addiction.

  422. marivel says:

    Happy Easter, Karen!

  423. Katie says:

    The last time I went for brunch was at Jacks N Joes (Los Angeles) for my friend’s birthday two weeks ago. Their pancakes are crazy awesome in presentation and taste πŸ™‚

    Hope y’all are having a lovely weekend!

  424. Oatmeal is only acceptable to me if it’s drowned in cream and brown sugar:)
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  425. Karen says:

    Happy Easter to you and Tabs πŸ™‚
    Aww, now I want pancakes! Hmmm…

  426. Caro says:

    I have already eaten way too many chocolate eggs today…

  427. soo ma says:

    I do my make up before breakfast which I eat at work πŸ˜€

  428. christine says:

    I have never worn foundation. I only use two items: eyeliner and concealer!

  429. Maria says:

    make up goes on after breakfast…cant work on an empty stomach πŸ™‚

  430. Michelle says:

    happy easter karen! i’m so excited to eat FRENCH FRIES AGAIN!!!!!!!!! LOVE POTATOES! πŸ˜›

  431. chunyi says:

    I have super oily skin and currently im looking for a really good primer and foundation, but I havent found anything that works without it balling up i. My face after a cohple of hours. I swear, I am forever cursed with this problem.

  432. Katherine says:

    I rarely go out for brunch because I like cooking breakfast with my husband on the weekends. But I did go out for brunch a few weeks ago and had a breakfast pizza I have been thinking about since.

  433. Lydia says:

    The last time I went out to breakfast was last weekend when I went to visit my boyfriends parents!

  434. Debbie says:

    I love hashbrowns!

  435. Seree Fofana says:

    I love going to Old Country Buffet for brunch. They don’t really have brunch like food but I love buffets lol. I probably shouldn’t admit that I love OCB. I don’t go often every couple of years but when I do go I love it!

  436. Georgette says:

    Happy Easter! I went to brunch a few weeks ago and had the daily special: bananas Foster French toast. Amazing!

  437. nekosan says:

    Yesterday I donated blood and went to see a movie (The Hunger Games). Today I’m just lolling around reading a book (“Night Sessions” by Ken MacLeod).

  438. Maura Williams says:

    Happy Easter! After church this morning, I’ve been vegging out watching sports all day

  439. Adele says:

    I like to put my makeup on before breakfast and then I touch up my lipstick after.

  440. Donna F. says:

    I would love to see the Hunger Games movie and top on my list is to read the books!

  441. Ceci says:

    I’m halfway through Bactera: The Good, The Bad, and The Benign.

  442. Joe says:

    Great golf game

  443. Kate says:

    Happy Easter!!

  444. Jenna says:

    Happy holidays everyone.

  445. Liz says:

    I’m not very good at breakfast making either, so I delegate it to the BF, who can only cook breakfast foods.

  446. Ami says:

    I don’t need to fill in my brows they are wayyyyy to thick naturally

  447. Nicole says:

    I don’t remember the last time I went out for breakfast. I usually sip a protein shake while I do my makeup.

  448. Shelly says:

    I”m cleaning today since its Sunday. =[ Enjoy the rest of your weekend Karen! =)

  449. LolaAM says:

    I definitely apply makeup after breakfast, unless I’m going out. Last time I went for breakfast was about a month ago to IHOP.

  450. Katrina says:

    Just had Easter brunch today, it was fabulous!

  451. Jemica says:

    What up T-Money and K-Dawg?! Happy Easter! Just wrapping presents for my daughter’s 14th birthday. She desperately wanted some of those China Glaze Hunger Games Nail Polishes.

    During the week, I put my makeup on before breakfast but on weekends it’s breakfast first. Probably since I try to sleep in whenever I can…and then wake up hungry.

  452. Kayla says:

    Went out to breakfast last weekend with my sister, it was wonderful!

  453. Laura H says:

    I’m currently reading One Hudred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  454. jenn s. says:

    Happy Easter, Karen! Hubby made monkey bread for breakfast for all of us this morning before we dashed off to church. πŸ™‚

  455. Patricia Caradonna says:

    We had a wonderful Easter weekend – visited our sons in college and had a wonderful Easter dinner with my mother and daughter. My husband was very sick with the flu so we didn’t make it to church, but we had a wonderful time!

  456. Angela says:

    Please pick my name Tabs!

    I’m your biggest Fan!

  457. Kat says:

    Happy Easter! I’m looking forward to all the Easter candy sales tomorrow!

  458. Joy says:

    I go out for breakfast or brunch at least weekly. Yum!

  459. Janet says:

    Happy Easter!

  460. Jane says:

    Happy Easter! Hope you had a wonderful weekend

  461. brittany says:

    Hey! Thanks for the contest! I’m curious what software/process you use to pick the winner!

  462. Boo says:

    I worked today so no Easter brunch for me but we had a nice dinner with my mom. I hope you had a lovely day!

  463. Victoria says:

    Happy Easter! I love all thing brunch!

  464. Tess says:

    I usually apply makeup before breakfast, and luckily, I have very easy eyebrows to maintain, so NO FILLING! (:

  465. MMM says:

    Need mor makeup.

  466. Michelle says:

    I always put on my makeup before breakfast (but after a cup of coffee, of course!).

  467. Patricia says:

    I put my makeup on before breakfast I donÒ€ℒt really get hungry in the morning. I cooked all day today traditional ham all the works IÒ€ℒm exhausted eat too much food wish I didnÒ€ℒt I think it will take me a month to lose all weight lol. Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

  468. Jaa Maurer says:

    I apply my makeup before my breakfast.

  469. amanda says:

    I made mini cakes today for Easter! Yum yum! πŸ™‚

  470. Gail says:

    Cekebrity Apprentice is pretty good tonite.

  471. Avery says:

    i’m in NYC!

  472. Angela G. says:

    Happy Easter Karen!!
    When was the last time you went out to breakfast/brunch? What are you up to this weekend?
    – The last time I went out to breakfast/brunch was back sometime in February. For lent I decided to do a partial juice fast for about 3 weeks, and then went vegan only eating plant based foods and tons o’ salad. I managed to lose 25 lbs in the 40-47 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. My fiance & I went to Lakewood Church (Houston, Texas) and it was CRAY CRAY!! Never in my years attending have I ever sat in the “nosebleed” section until today.

    Do you apply your makeup before or after breakfast?
    I like to do it before breakfast cause lipstick with food crumbs is not cute, unless you want a snack for later, then you can lick your lips! LOL

    Are your brows filled in right now?
    Oh no honey, I take these little caterpillars on my forehead to get waxed at the nail salon. Those Asian ladies know how to shape them for me.

    P.S. I wish Sephora card butterflies were real. Then maybe I would get out more so I can catch them! =)

  473. Melissa says:

    Me too!!

  474. courtney b says:

    thanks for the chance! hope i win!

  475. Alison says:

    I ate a very large chocolate easter bunny for brunch today. Guess that means I need to go to the gym tomorrow!

  476. Emilia says:

    First time reading your blog!! Totally loving it!

  477. rajee says:

    sephora will be the first brand to try if I won for my birthday tomorrow

  478. courtney says:

    happy easter!

  479. Emily says:

    I’ve been craving pancakes like crazy!! I have to be good though, going on a cruise in 58 days!

  480. Preeti says:

    Happy Easter Karen! I went to brunch on Friday and had whole wheat banana an cakes. Mmmm!

  481. laura says:

    it’s been years… since I went out to breakfast

  482. Lily N says:

    It’s been awhile since I went out for breakfast/brunch…

  483. Michaela says:

    I went to brunch at IHOP not long ago, I had a coupon for a free meal, LOL.
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  484. Claudia Davis says:

    Spent the holiday weekend with my family!!!

  485. Steph says:

    I had the most amazing scones at brunch today!

  486. Ashley says:

    Whats your favorite foundation?

  487. Samantha says:

    picked up revlon sl lipstick in siren this weekend and I am IN LOVE. super wearable orange lip for spring!

  488. Chrissy says:

    It’s my birth month!!! πŸ˜€


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