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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Jill! Congratulations, Jill! 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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Good morning, fellow beauty lovers. Thank you for visiting! I hope this morning finds you well. πŸ™‚


Did you do anything fun last night? It was such a warm evening here — the warmest of the year so far — so we had all the windows open, which was neat and weird because of all the nighttime noises outside that I haven’t heard this clearly in a while, like the neighborhood dogs barking (and barking and barking and barking), distant conversations, cars accelerating off on some road somewhere, crickets providing constant background music to everything, a shy owl hooting quietly every so often, leaves rustling, and the occasional siren…to which every dog within a 2-mile radius barks, “I hear that! I hear it too! I hear it more than you do! No way I hear it more! Guys I hear it now!” LOL!

We just stayed home, ate mango bars and chilled grapes, and finished watching Jason Bourne Bought a Zoo. Between the tigers chuffing and lions roaring in that, and the suburban symphony outside, it was like a Doctor Dolittle sequel up in here, haha! I loved it.

KauaiThis weekend’s gonna be a busy one for me because…El Hub and I are going to Kauai!

Not this weekend, but late next week, so I have a lot to take care of before we leave.

I’ve been busy prepping what I hope will be some pretty great blog posts to run while I’m away (Unsung Heroes posts, reviews, DIY skincare projects, makeup looks and more); I’ve been working on it quietly for a few weeks. Of course, they have the Internet on Kauai…but I don’t plan to be using it as much as I usually do. Some though (definitely lots of pics).

I hope whatever you have planned this weekend includes a little time for fun.

And speaking of fun, you know how we do it. It’s Saturday, which means it’s giveaway time, y’all! Just for fun.

What folks are saying…

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. πŸ™‚ I’m sick in bed with the flu and this has just cheered me up immensely!!!!!!!! BTW, I’m the one that sent you that pic of my pug in a wig a few weeks back LOL! Thanks again, honestly, I’m beyond giddy right now.”

“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)

“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 hiking? What’s your favorite sunscreen? Have you ever cut your own hair? Do you ever mix/make your own skincare or beauty products? What’s your favorite long-wearing makeup? What’s your favorite organic beauty brand? — 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 22, 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 Jill! Congratulations, Jill! 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. Supriya says:

    I don’t follow a skincare regimen all from the same line of products!

  2. Ami says:

    I cut my own bangs once, it was a disaster and I’ll never do it again!

  3. Elin LLB says:

    My favorite sunscreen is by Alba Botanica (sfp 45). All natural. It rocks!

  4. lisa brown says:

    My favorite sunscreen is NIA24 Mineral Sunscreen.

  5. Denielle Cherie says:

    I love Nars pure matte lipstick in Carthage.

  6. Abby Camarillo says:

    Okay so I have these roommates that r the most discussing things in the world. they need to get out because I swear mama lion almost came out in me yesterday and attacked. it was not gonna be pretty there will be hear pulling and claw marks will be left πŸ™‚ or maybe I’m a Chihuahua all bark and no bite lol

    P.S. u said a comment about anything lol

  7. Karen says:

    I cut a chunk of my hair in my sleep one time as a child… thankfully, it wasn’t anything major.
    The only product I use on my face is olive oil. So easy, so cheap, *so* effective!

  8. Brittany says:

    Omg, have so much fun in KauaÊ»i!! I visited Hawaii about 5 years ago, but we didn’t go to KauaÊ»i. Such a beautiful place! Can’t wait to see pictures πŸ™‚

  9. kprice says:

    Kauai! – how exciting!! Can’t wait to see pictures. My husband and I are planning a trip to Alaska in Aug which will be a dream vacation for us. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  10. Denisse says:

    I cut my own hair once and it was a bad decision I ever made. Not doing it again!

  11. Sarah says:

    Just got my hair cut, and I don’t like it. Now waiting for it to grow out a bit.

  12. Krista says:

    My everyday sunscreen is Olay SPF15 sensitive skin.

  13. Savannah says:

    I’m off to go get ready to do a friend’s hair and makeup for a wedding that she’s attending!
    Have a fab weekend Karen & Tabs!

  14. Jessie says:

    I’m going to Alaska and Seattle in a month’s time for a vacation! From Malaysia by the way πŸ™‚

  15. Amy Z says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Neutrogena Ulta Sheer Liquid – it’s an SPF 70 that absorbs instantly, mattifies, and doesn’t leave a white filmy layer on my face!

  16. Nikki says:

    I used to make my own body butter with things like cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and extracts/essential oils for scent – fun, organic, and smelled so good!

  17. Amy D. says:

    I haven’t had a haircut in such a long time that I’m contemplating cutting it myself!

  18. Missy M says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Coppertone for Sensitive Skin

  19. Caitlin says:

    Oooh have fun in Kauai! Last night we went out to dinner for my birthday and today is an arts festival downtown in our city!

  20. Yay, happy weekend Karen, El Hub, and Tabs! I’m sooo excited to hear you’re going on holiday!!!

    I’m actually not doing anything super fun this weekend, because I have to woooork on my real-life job and the blog. The weather is also VERY wacky here. This minute there is gorgeous sunlight, and next minute it’s all gray and cloudy. It’s hard to do anything fun!

    Good luck taking care of all the business you have to before you leave πŸ™‚ Remember to leave the cat sitter some gravy to calm Tabs down lol
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … With Dior Aurora and Turquoise Eyeliner, You Will Be Ready for the Promenade de la Croisette! Dior Croisette Summer 2012 Swatch, Review, FOTDs

  21. aclearcutsign says:

    I have my sister cut my hair.

  22. janey says:

    Hmmm.. the last time I went hiking was about a month ago when I hiked from 58th Street/Central Park up to Macy’s on my New York City trip. Girls can hike in urban environments too!

  23. Morgan says:

    Hi Karen! The only I time I went to Hawaii I got sunburned on the top of my head! Make sure you spray sunscreen in your part, lol!

  24. Megan says:

    Enjoy your time with hubs in Kauai! I wish I could tag along. It’s rainy today…and I am just glad to be able to sleep in and have nothing much to do other than housework today.

  25. tiffany says:

    Hi karen
    The only thing I mix is sugar and an orange to make a face scrub.

  26. Alyssa Lee says:

    I cannot wait to get my hair cut in May it’s been way too long. Can’t wait for a new summer look.

  27. Mary says:

    I just recently tried the new garnier bb cream, and I think it’s lovely!

  28. I’m ready to dive into the pool, the weather is great!
    Michelle Miller recently posted … Bath & Body Works Wild Garden Collection launches this weekend!

  29. Marielen M says:

    I went to Kauai with my mother and sister last year, and it was so beautiful! Be sure to take a helicopter tour!! Have fun πŸ™‚

  30. Yukari says:

    I’m reaaaaly wanting the Sephora Sun Safety Kit but right now it’s only available online and ships only to the US ;( I got one last year and loved the Sheiseido sunscreen! The supergoop one was pretty good too. Hopefully they will have it in Canadian stores soon!

  31. colleen boudreau says:

    Sometimes I trim my own bangs, but that’s about it.

  32. Jessica says:

    Hope you have an awesome time on your trip!! Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

  33. Joanne says:

    I was born in Kauai, Hawaii. Unfortunately I haven’t been there since I was 2 months old. Now I’m 25 and married with two beautiful kids and planning to go next summer for a much needed honeymoon. Enjoy your time there!

    Btw: how do u get that beautifully bronzed skin of yours?


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  34. bonnie says:

    lucky girl! you get to go to such cool places!
    I’m heading off to disney world in two weeks, definitely does not even come close to your amazing trip you’ll have!

  35. MakeUpNaive says:

    I dont have any particular skin care. Maybe thats why i have a bad skin, better start one now! I had a friend trim my hair twice, it looks fine but a little whoop sided so i had to have it cut again! Never again in my own!

  36. Julie says:

    I’ve got such a terrible cold at the moment….just in time for the nice spring/summer weather πŸ™

  37. Michelle says:

    i’m allergic to sunscreen! so i get dark prettttty quickly! πŸ˜›

  38. Jordan says:

    Everytime i’ve tried cutting my hair it has ended up as a disaster, have fun on your trip πŸ™‚

  39. woo jin says:

    I really want a celine bag!!!

  40. Joyce says:

    Going to Origins tomorrow for the Earth Day special offer.

  41. Katrina says:


  42. Suzi says:

    I’m dying to go back to Hawaii again!

  43. Dawn Peacher says:

    Its a good day, got 8 new nail polish colors !!

  44. Laura H says:

    i have NEVER and will NEVER cut my hair on my own ! too scary !

  45. Marisa says:

    I can’t even dry my hair using a round brush let alone cut it!

  46. Cristy says:

    Yesterday I dyed my hair! Ombrè I’m 32yrs and no kids for now(but trying to).
    I thought Or Now or never! And for doing it myself (trying to cut $$) I liked a lot!!!

  47. BettyS says:

    I love making my own moisturizer!

  48. Jenna N. says:

    One of these days I will win this and it will be GLORIOUS!

  49. Alison says:

    Ooh, I’m way too chicken to cut my own hair!

  50. Holly says:

    I have the hardest time finding a facial sunscreen that doesn’t either: make my face greasy for life, or wreak havoc on my pores. The search continues!

  51. Let says:

    I’m to0 afraid to cut my own hair (even my bangs).

  52. monika says:

    Kiehls hhe best sunscreen for face. Fluid, that is so light, but offers spf 50. Love it! At least my search is over and I do not have to rock a white face masky look no more:)

  53. Huniehun says:

    I love clarins sunscreen spf 40. Its the best for my oily screen!

  54. Jenny says:

    I want to go back to Hawaii. BTW I love your Blog Karen!!

  55. kirsten says:

    Can’t wait to see all your pictures from hawaii karen πŸ™‚

    I received a 7 piece customizable kit from lancome yesterday, and I love it!

  56. Carol says:

    The last time I went hiking was 20 years ago during a 6th grade camping trip.

  57. Cassandra says:

    its a beautiful day outside! gonna drink some iced coffee and get beautified. one day i will win one of these things hehe

  58. Megan says:

    I’ve cut my own hair once! It was halfway down my back so I grabbed office scissors and had two mirrors facing each other so I could see the back of my head, then I cut off a good 6 inches. I was surprised I evened it out so well looking through a mirror.

  59. Sarah says:

    Hawaii sounds amazing! It got down to 29 degrees here last night. πŸ™ Have a wonderful trip!

  60. Anjali says:

    I like Bobbi Brown’s new long wear eye makeup …especially because of the cute promo video ‘lonely makeup bag’ lol

  61. Caitlin says:

    I’ve been thinking about cutting my own bangs recently. They just grow so fast!

  62. Ivy says:

    I haven’t had a haircut since…gosh, I don’t even remember. It’s definitely been more than a year by this point. I like trimming it on my own. πŸ™‚

  63. Rie Maeda says:

    have a great vacation! hawaii is sooo beautiful!

  64. Jody says:

    Favorite sunscreen is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch bc its non-sticky.

  65. Jane says:

    The funniest hair cutting story in our family is when one of my grown daughtes was about two. I made a lot of their clothes. She climed up on the kitchen table and cut one side of her shoulder length hair with the pinking shears on one side up near her ear. Of course, we went to the beauty shop the next day and got her hair cut short.

  66. Zahra P says:

    What is your favourite Black Gel Liner?

  67. Zhar says:

    My favorite skincare line is L’uvalla it’s certified organic and affordable for the amount of product. A little goes a long way great for all skin types and gentle on sensitive skin

  68. Crystal says:

    The weather has been so random in Virginia. One week we are hot with not a cloud in the sky, then the next week it’s freezing and windy. Bring on Summer !

    Hi Tabs ! 🐾

  69. Cass says:

    I did try to cut my hair once. I had long hair and I just got sick of it. I did a horrible job! I put it in the ponytail and just chopped it with kitchen scissors! My stylist was horrified! haha

  70. Ginelle says:

    Yes I have tried to cut my hair, mostly to trim it. Never comes out as good as if I went to a salon though.

  71. Wendy says:

    The last time i went hiking was about 10 years ago in Mexico.
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  72. Jessica says:

    I love these giveaways!!! Speaking of hiking, my favorite hike was a waterfall hike in Kauai!

  73. Lynn says:

    My next haircut (after my friend’s wedding) is going to be a bob!

  74. Kay says:

    Neutrogena’s sunscreen is my favorite!

  75. Kristin says:

    I’ve cut my hair a few times. Mostly the front part and it turned out fine. One time though I decided to be ambitious and cut some layers…I went to the salon the next day to have it fixed. Now whenever urge hits to cut it I know it is time to schedule an appointment with my stylist.

  76. GenesisC says:

    pick me pick me lol =) thanks for all your lovely posts

  77. Jenny Winn says:

    I like La Roche Posay cicaplast baume as a moisturizer 😁

  78. Lydia says:

    I never go hiking because I live in the city πŸ™‚

  79. Heidi says:

    I’ve always been tempted to cut my own hair when it gets to be too much time in between salon visits, but then I talk myself out of it.

  80. Jane says:

    My cant-live-without makeup is black eyeliner. And I like Bobbi brown long wear gel the best. Looking for an equally good or better liquid eyeliner though!

  81. Ashley C says:

    I have really been getting into makeup and so last night I went to my school’s greek step show and really did it a green smokey eye with touches of gold. i am really enjoying playing with my makeup and the different colors.

  82. Cj says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Lancome’s UV Expert Neruoshield since it doesn’t cause any breakouts or redness on my sensitive skin πŸ™‚

  83. Carolyn N. says:

    The last time I cut my own bangs, it was a hugeee mistake! XD

  84. Monika says:

    The only long wearing product that has been a winner for me is NARS Smudgeproof. That primer did the trick for me and is much easier to work with than the other popular primers out there.

  85. lesleyk says:

    Never been hiking. Any sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher; got that redhead, freckle gene so I gotta take care in th esun. And I’ve never cut my own hair but I have cut my boyfriend’s before.

  86. Amanda says:

    I cut my bangs sometimes. I think it turns out pretty good considering I don’t know what I’m doing.

  87. EmmyJean says:

    Unfortunately yes, I have cut my own hair before…I was around 7-8 years old and I thought it would be cool to have bangs like my mom…luckily my mom caught me and was able to salvage a nice haircut out of it πŸ™‚
    EmmyJean recently posted … Real Quick EOTD with the Balm eyeshadows

  88. Jaymie says:

    My favorite sunscreen at the moment is from The Face Shop. So far so good! I also try to use skincare from the same line but doesn’t always work out. Only been to Kauai once out of all my years living on Oahu. I think is one of the most beautiful island so lush and green. Very beautiful.

  89. Hazel says:

    I love Modern Family! πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend, Karen!

  90. jennifer Nolsn says:

    I’m seriously considering cutting my hair πŸ™‚ i seriously need a haircut

  91. Christine says:

    I loved We Bought a Zoo :D.

  92. KJ says:

    Hi Karen. Love reading your blog everday. I live on Oahu. The vog has finally cleared so you should have some beautiful weather when you get here.

    enjoy your vacation!!

  93. PS says:

    Would love to go back to Hawaii! Have a great weekend everyone.

  94. Helena says:

    Coppertone sunscreen is the best! It’s not the fastest absorbing, but is one of the most effective, as rated by the environmental working group πŸ™‚

  95. April says:

    I read The Hunger Games this week!

  96. Lucy says:

    I would seriously love to go hiking this spring! I need to find some good trails around my house though! Also there are some NARS duos I’ve been dying to get my hands on!

  97. Melissa says:

    Note to self: no you really didn’t need to skip your morning cup of coffee πŸ™

  98. Caro says:

    my coral nails make me happy!

  99. Agata says:

    Have fun on your trip Karen! Who’s going to take care of Tabs while you’re gone?

  100. Rochelle says:

    I hate sleeping late because it makes my neck hurt =\.

  101. Yuri says:

    Everyone thinks I’m crazy cuz I always cut my own hair lol… The weird thing is that it comes out good πŸ™‚

  102. Y. says:

    oooh i LOVE Mango bars!!! they are the best:) trader joe’s awesome-ness:):)
    best long lasting makeup? i’d have to say mac shimmertone blushes – they last on me all day!! (even better than nars perhaps?) as for drugstore blush – the matte revlon blushes also last pretty long.
    best organic brand? burt’s bees! (if that counts;)
    happy weekend karen!

  103. Denise says:

    The only cosmetics I’ve mixed is nail polish. Sometimes I’ll come home with a color that is so similar to something else I own that I go into mad scientist mode and mix it with something else to get a different look from it. So far so good. I’ve come up with some pretty mixtures.

  104. Jenny says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m so jelly! I’ve never been to Hawaii (or California) but I would just LOVE to see it. I’m always fascinated by the different local flora and fauna and I bet Hawaii is like nothing I could imagine. Shoot, I was floored when I went to Florida (badum tsh) for the first time last year and saw little lizards running around everywhere! Crazy!

  105. sweeks1980 says:

    I love long-wearing makeup, particularly since there are days that I am at work/school for 10 hours or more. Tubular mascara is one of my favorite long lasting products, particularly since other mascaras tend to run on me after a few hours.

  106. Debbie says:

    I haven’t hiked since last spring, I’m excited to get back out there! It’s time to see goodbye to the gym for a bit and explore the outdoors. πŸ™‚

  107. Wynell says:

    I make my own homemade lip scub

  108. onegreatsmile says:

    I colored my own hair last weekend with ONE ARM. It was a lot of work, but I couldn’t let the gray win.

  109. LauraA says:

    Have a great time on Kauai! It is such a great place to visit. πŸ™‚

    I cut my own hair once…….and had to have a neighbor come over and rescue it from the damage I’d done. Fortunately, my hair was long enough at the time that there was still a lot of length left and the damage wasn’t bad enough to necessitate a total chop-off.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  110. Tara says:

    Here in Vegas summer is already here this weekend. Its in the 90s!

  111. Pam says:

    I have never cut my own hair. I leave that to the professionals. πŸ˜‰

  112. Stacie L. Bratton says:

    I love Bare Minerals (Bare Escentuals)! It’s the best makeup I’ve ever used!

  113. Alix says:

    Let’s define hiking: if I have to use my hands at ALL, it’s climbing! Hiking, to me, is walking on a dirt trail. Preferably downhill, towards a café and/or bookstore.

  114. Krista says:

    I’m on the hunt for a one coat red polish. Also eyeing up those GA eyes to kill eyeshadows. Have a great weekend!

  115. Luciana says:

    Have you tried Estee Lauder invisible fluid foundation? I have my eye on this but would love to hear from you before making my decision. We have VERY similar tastes for foundation, Karen!

  116. Chelsea says:

    The most of my hair I cut myself is my bangs, haven’t had any mishaps yet!

  117. Fannie says:

    Oh my goodness so excited for you and El Hubs!!!! Have an amazing time over there girlfran and SOAK UP those cosmic rays! I know you’re gonna come back all bronzed goddess and all.

    Thanks for the givewaway! Last time I went hiking was a few months ago, and I’m dying to do it again. xoxox!

  118. SSB says:

    Just put myself on a makeup-buying moratorium until Memorial Day, but it doesn’t count if I buy it with a gift card I won, right? πŸ™‚

  119. Alison says:

    Hiya! Your trip sounds fun! I go hiking quite a lot since I moved to the “american riviera.” I went last week, and although it wasn’t super strenuous, it was gorgeous. I wear Skinsuticels sunscreen in my face (extra gentle, doesn’t make me break out) and Alba and Kiss My Face on my body.

  120. I mix my skin care… It’s funny because I’m such a makeup snob, but I use St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser, Clinique toner, and Olay moisturizers. The only skincare “regimen” I ever really tried was Clinique, and it didn’t work out well. So I’ve been mixing and matching ever since.

    Also, I usually cut my own bangs. They just grow too fast and I don’t have time to go to the salon all the time. I’ve gotten pretty good at it though. Probably because I’m terrified of going too short. πŸ™‚

  121. Emma R says:

    I used to cut my own hair all throughout high school… never again!

  122. Jana Ricketts says:

    Yeah I tried to give myself layers a few weeks ago….not horrible but it really needs to be cleaned up! Just been wearing it in a ponytail πŸ™ I need to go get it done asap lol

  123. Amanda says:

    Oh, I haven’t been hiking in way too long! I really need to go again.

  124. Katrin says:

    I have cut my own hair before. Once. I will never do it again. πŸ™‚

  125. Sara says:

    I totally cut my own hair- I even have my own thinning shears πŸ™‚

  126. Jbatty says:

    I went to my son’s musical State Fair. he is a judge, for canned pickes and mince meat. It’s based on the Iowa state fair in the fourtys.

  127. Linda Loughner says:

    Help I need a makeup intervention!! I’ve been experimenting with different things, falsh lashes, cream eyeliners ( the big sticks) and a varity of other things. My issues are with my skin and foundation. No matter what I try I always end up with all the fine lines showing
    ( I stopped wearing powder) but they just show up bad. And the false eyelashes are driving me batty because the base makes my eyes look older since the base is black and thick. I need HELP and suggestions!!

  128. Cassidey says:

    Please let me know how Kuaui is! I’ve never been, but my fiance and I are getting married there in two months! πŸ™‚ I’m so excited!

  129. Christine says:

    I cut my own bangs sometimes, but I usually let my cousin do my hair cutting πŸ™‚

  130. Michele Muscianesi says:

    I am on the hunt for the perfect tinted moisturizer. I hope I can find some reviews on your site or some suggestions!

  131. Katrina says:

    Two weeks from today I’ll be in sunny Florida. I’m counting down the days and trying to get a lot of things caught up around the house before we go:)

  132. elle says:

    I’m toying with the idea of getting a pixie cut.

  133. raina99 says:

    Oh man Kauai, that sound heavenly right now. It’s cold and rainy outside. πŸ™ I need a little Sephora to cheer me up πŸ˜€
    raina99 recently posted … Heads Up – Sephora and Origins team up for Earth Day

  134. Jennifer says:

    First day in weeks I’ve had time to do my nails properly. Now to pick a colour!

  135. Elise says:

    I love eos lip balm!! My favorite!

  136. Tania says:

    The last time i cut my hair was almost a year ago. I am way over due.

  137. Alanna says:

    Favourite sunblock is ANTHELIOS DRY-TOUCH SPRAY SPF 45 by La Roche-Posay! πŸ™‚

  138. Sophie says:

    Is Tabs going on vacation with you and El Hubs? If not, he’ll be pretty angry when you come home! If yes, PLEASE don’t put him in the luggage compartment….he may get lost!

  139. Selena says:

    Sunscreen breaks me out. Well, most of it. LOL.

  140. Agape says:

    I used to cut my bangs in high school. One time though, I cut it too short that I always had my bangs pinned or pulled back until it grew to the right length! I was so embarrassed! I couldn’t help laughing at myself! I love using neautrogena’s sunscreen because some of them have really high SPF, doesn’t feel oily and makes my skin softer

  141. Vincent N says:

    I’m so ready to go to the beach or the pool. The sun is shining and its hot outside. Its so lovely!

  142. Lisa says:

    Favorite store…….favorite blog. Thanks for the contests! I think my best long lasting makeup is good ‘ole Bare Escentuals. In the summer I mix medium and medium tan and it stays on through the long work day, and all the way into the evening. Even when it’s hot out, it stays put! Couldn’t live without it in the hot summer Dallas heat!

  143. Chloe says:

    Love your blog πŸ™‚
    Can you please get us a list of the best eyeliner (gel, liquid or pencil) for the summer?


  144. Lisa B. says:

    I like Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer SPF 15 for sunscreen because I LOVE the texture and the way it feels like I have nothing on; but it’s so expensive…

  145. C Williams says:

    I would love to win.

  146. Anastasia says:

    Right now I’m loving Shiseido’s Perfect Refining Foundation!

  147. Alana says:

    I have never cut my own hair! My hair is WAY too curly to even attempt such things.

  148. Amy says:

    Once in undergrad I cut my own bangs at 3 AM after downing a bottle of wine with my roommates. I used a pair of scissors I got from Wal-Mart, and I thought they looked absolutely beautiful.

  149. MJ says:

    I haven’t tried too many sunscreens but I’m liking this Aveeno one that I have so far that is formulated to be used on your face as well as the rest of the body. πŸ™‚

  150. Nina says:

    I’m so jealous! Have a great trip!

  151. karen says:

    I cut my hair as a child, much to the dismay of my mother who came home to find my hair butchered. My older brother also helped cut. XD

  152. Libby says:

    I went deep-sea fishing for the first time last week and had a blast! No sunburn and I don’t get seasick!

  153. Nicole says:

    Today is a lazy saturday filled with take out and netflix. hehe.

  154. Konnie says:

    I really miss hiking! I haven’t done it for almost a year. I think I’m going tomorrow, thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

  155. Erica says:

    I often try to mix my skincare and makeup products but I always end up coming back to the trusted ones!

  156. june says:

    hi karen! I was just at Maui last weekend! it was paradise – so beautiful and relaxing! have fun!

  157. singrsling says:

    i would love to try these shadows,, and it is pretty wam here on the Peninsula! But it will be cooler tomorrow.

  158. Clara says:

    Spring cleaning today!

  159. Judy says:

    This weekend is just blowing by…it’s already 4pm saturday!! before i know it it’s gonna be monday again πŸ™

  160. E. says:

    It’s been years since I’ve done something even remotely close to hiking, but I plan on getting back into it this summer!

  161. mkdallas says:

    I’m officially on a makeup-purchasing ban. I will stick to it. Unless something comes out that I really want, lol.

  162. Kelly says:

    I grew up with my mom cutting my hair, and I’ve cut my own hair before, and once in college I had my boyfriend (now husband) cut my hair, and it alllll turned out okay! Now that I’m a ‘grownup’ I have a stylist though. πŸ™‚

  163. Shelly says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Shiseido’s Urban Protection!

  164. Danielle says:

    I am still on a quest to find a good facial sunscreen. I have my eye on Sephora’s Sun Safety kit.

  165. Sasha Lopez says:

    I went surfing in Maui when I was sixteen, it was so hard to get the hang of!!

  166. Amie F says:

    I really like Shiseido Sunscreen.

  167. Jennifer says:

    As a big fan of Tabs, I’ve often wondered if Tabs was short for something (other than Tabby cat). I can understand a cat of his fame going by one name a la Cher or Prince. I’ve thought it must be something specCATular like:

    Theodore Aloysis Bartholomew Sebastian.


    Tristan Albert Bertram Steele

  168. Soo says:

    my favorite sunscreen is by Jack Black, it doesn’t feel cakey or greasy and really sinks into the skin. it also doesn’t have that potent SPF smell like most sunscreens do.
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  169. Avery says:

    Tonight is Prom for me! Titanic themed. Pretty excited!

  170. Audrey says:

    I’ve cut my own bangs a few times, but it never turns out well. I don’t think I’d ever be able to cut my own hair!

  171. Emily says:

    I haven’t been hiking in awhile, but would love to go again soon.

  172. Monika says:

    I cut my own hair quite often. I just trimmed it this morning!:)

  173. Zoey says:

    I’ve never cut my own hair, and I am very grateful to past me for this foresight πŸ™‚

  174. Joanna says:

    I have cut my own bangs but, never have attempted the whole hair.

  175. Hannah says:

    I just bought Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 and have been enjoying it so far!

  176. Jill says:

    Right now I am loving the Hawaiian Tropics sunscreen in the light orange-y peach bottle – not sticky, and smells AMAZING!

  177. Justine says:

    I don’t have a favorite sunscreen. I’ve never cut my own hair. Urban Decay seems to be long-wearing on my oily skin.

  178. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Have a great trip!! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚ My plans are to go to dinner. We’re celebrating our anniversary!

  179. Mireya says:

    I’ve been cutting my own hair for years now. I started out just trimming it and cutting my own bangs, but now I layer it myself as well. I get a lot of compliments on it and people are usually pretty surprised that I cut it myself, so I guess I’m doing ok at it. πŸ˜€

  180. Kass says:

    Never gone hiking, I’m not outdoorsy!

  181. Jennifer says:

    I cut my own bangs once..never again!

  182. nina says:

    Im a skincare and hair care addict, yes i v cut my hair before myself but i am a hairdresser.
    i also love make up and have always wanted to try something from sephora but have never treated myself to it as we dont have sephora in Norway. so i would love to win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  183. Ashley Miller says:

    I have never cut my own hair but my aunt has a couple of times…didn’t go too well :/

  184. corallista says:

    I have never cut my hair but my mum did mine a few times when I was a kid!
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  185. Helen says:

    I have exams this week πŸ™

  186. sharee says:

    i just got back from the big island hawaii and it was amazing! have fun πŸ™‚

  187. candy says:

    I’m actually the only person to have cut my hair in 7 years :-X

  188. Kristi says:

    I cut my own bangs in between hair cuts. I can’t stand them in my eyes. A hairdresser showed me how to do it years ago after she finally accepted that I was going to cut my bangs. She taught me so I don’t have the dreaded ‘you cut your own bangs’ look.

  189. Jeanine says:

    My dogs and I hike every day throughout the woods in our backyard, after work, no matter how tired I am. It invigorates and relaxes me at the same time. Thanks for offering the contest.

  190. Melissa says:

    My favorite sunscreen line is Neutrogena, so I can’t narrow it down to just one product. They are all very good!

  191. Katherine says:

    I love your beauty product reviews! they make me πŸ™‚

  192. Amanda says:

    I always trim my own bangs between hair cuts!

  193. chacko says:

    Enjoy the weather and good eats in Kauai!

  194. Nicole says:

    I love hiking!

  195. Sonal says:

    Hiking is great!

  196. Rikki says:

    Trying to find a new layout for my blog.
    Why is this so hard?!

  197. Pearl Shahid says:

    It’s muy caliente in L.A. too so we’re heading to the beach all weekend long! They say it’s going to rain by Thursday so we gotta take advantage of the summer heat while it’s here! Love your blog, Karen!!

  198. Step says:

    I cut my own hair in college and it looked fine, but I like getting my haircut by a pro these days. The results are better, but mostly I enjoy it because I get to relax.

  199. Beth Cowit says:

    Cool, I’ve never been to Hawaii, have a great time!

  200. Daniella says:

    The last hike I went on was a half marathon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, last September. I’m calling it a hike because there was no way in hell I was going to run the thing, can you say steep?

    BON VOYAGE! πŸ™‚

  201. Melessa says:

    i want to go hiking and have a little picnic at my destination but never have πŸ™ maybe one day. i wont ever cut my hair! – im afraid with senior stylists at mario tricoci lol, maybe when i was little.

  202. dust says:

    rain here, some blush will help perk up the pastiness

  203. Kat says:

    Perfume shopping is sooo hard! I’m looking for a new fragrance to replace my beloved LE In Love Again from YSL, but I still haven’t found another one that excites me as much as it did πŸ™

  204. Kim says:

    I’ve been cutting my own bangs for years.

  205. ashley says:

    Pick me! After a long week or writing papers, I need it!

  206. Marian says:

    Your question about cutting your own hair brought back a memory that’s making me laugh so hard….
    About 40 years ago, my mother was telling me about a haircut that she liked and I said, ” Oh! I can cut your hair that way! I know how to do that!” I don’t know why I said this as I had never cut hair before.
    Not only did she allow me to cut her hair; my father also requested that I do his as well!
    OMG….you should have seen both of them! Luckily, I have it on video…….hahahaaa
    It was really a hot mess! ROFL
    Why would they think I could cut hair?????? LOL

  207. Marina says:

    I need to write a History Essay now. Ugh

  208. Ali says:

    I haven’t been hiking in a LONG time! Probably last time was on a family vacation…10 years ago!

  209. Sadhana says:

    I usually cut my own hair! It’s pretty easy to do my layers. I have thick, long curls, so if there are mistakes, it doesn’t show that badly!

  210. Shelly says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Shiseido’s Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  211. Christine says:

    L’Oreal’s Club Prive nail polish is a dead ringer for China Glaze’s For Audrey (the Tiffany blue!). And if I had two cats, I would name them Jiji (after the black cat in a Miyazaki animation film) and Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch).

  212. Janet says:

    Hey Karen! Wow, Kauai??!!! Very exite. I lived on Oahu for 3 years then moved back to San Diego. I miss the smell of plumeria and the lovely island breezes. So intoxicating. Have fun you crazy kids! πŸ˜‰

  213. leetal says:

    i’m waiting for my hair to grow out of a pixie to get it cut and styled again. it’s taking forever!!

  214. julie says:

    I have cut my own hair this last time. Saving money, plus it is long and curly so not too much to mess up.

  215. Cara says:

    found a great new/ decently priced concealer. Glamoflage by Hard Candy. Good for the tired days!

  216. amanda says:

    Girl above me, I feel your pain. I am in the same boat! Try taking the $8 hair/skin/nail vitamins from Walmart! they really seem to be working for me. My normal hair growth is about 1/2-3/4 inch per month, and in the last 3 months since I’ve been taking these every day, my hair has grown 3 solid inches. Not bad for 8 bucks eh? πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  217. Jessica Stuart says:

    I’m the kinda girl who anti-ages using olive oil as a moisturizer…at eighteen! Hey, I’m starting early! πŸ™‚

  218. Mylie says:

    I’d be too scared to cut my own hair! Lol

  219. Linnea Battles says:

    My favorite organic brand is Vapour Organic Beauty. I also love 100 Percent Pure, but I don’t know if the ingredients are organic, though they are all natural.

  220. Nora says:

    Sunscreen is a must

  221. Jennifer says:

    Hey beautiful, just wishing you a happy Saturday!

  222. KaylaK says:

    Ohhh I love long wearing makeup! I’m a girl on the go so no time for touch ups! I really love MAC’s Pro Longwear foundation, UDPP for my eyes to hold the eye color in place, Clinique’s Lash Power mascara (easy to remove thank goodness!), and I really love Stila’s eye liner, I think their called Smudge sticks?! But there is nothing smudge about them! πŸ˜‰

  223. nabel says:

    Fighting a head cold πŸ™

  224. Hailey says:

    I am an aspiring makeup artist and I use this blog to keep up to date on the new makeups and techniques, so this gift card would help so much, because I am a student and can barley afford UrbanDecay or MAC. Thanks so much!!

  225. courtney b says:

    loving your blog lately! thanks for the chance!

  226. Advah says:

    I’ve spent my whole Saturday watching eps of the Ghost Whispere. It’s terrible but I can’t stop!

  227. kelly m says:

    hubby and i were just watching “easy A”, that movie is so funny.

  228. Kate says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Karen! My favorite sunscreen is Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunblock SPF 30+. Really great under makeup and not greasy at all!

  229. Jennifer Bass says:

    spent all day doing makeup for a wedding today, 9 bridesmaids! i’m going to relax by doing a face mask tonight!

  230. Stacy says:

    Ever since I started using Argan oil as a moisturizer, my skin just keeps looking better and better. My adult acne is clearing up, I’m not getting itchy patches and my complexion is evening out. This stuff is a miracle product!

  231. Patty says:

    My absolute favorite long-lasting foundation is Bobbi Brown Skin Mineral Powder…my skin looks SO good and it can be “layered” and still doesn’t look powdery or mask-like. It lasts all day without any touch up. I’ve tried many, many foundations and this is the best by far.

  232. Fiona says:

    My just got my first set of makeup brushes and they are amazing!

  233. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My favorite long lasting makeup is BareMinerals. I always go back to it and it really does last all day!

  234. Debbie says:

    I got a haircut today!

  235. Lucas says:

    One day I will do a Britney and shave off all my hair, one day(or maybe one drunk night)!

  236. Jill says:

    Have fun in Hawaii! πŸ™‚ Don’t forget your Aveeno Dry Touch Sunscreen. My fav!

  237. Ruchita says:

    Kauai is amazing! Have fun!

  238. my cat and fishes are nver in harmony.someone always die. πŸ™

  239. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy saturday!

  240. eight says:

    Have fun!

    I like Neutrogena’s Dry Touch SPF a million sunscreen!

  241. Lori says:

    I did “trim” my bangs once and then watched my hair stylist almost have a nervous breakdown over it when I went to have the rest of my hair cut a week later. I never did that again!

  242. Ren says:

    I am really into tinted moisturizers right now! They are really great for Spring/Summer :).

  243. Vanessa says:

    I’ve made some beauty treatments with coconut oil and sugar-works great and cheap too!

  244. Jen says:

    OOOH, Kaua’i! I’ve been there a couple of times. I live in O’ahu. You must go to Tip Top for breakfast. They have the best french toast on the island. Also, if you go back to Tip Top at night, it’s called Katsu. The best reasonable priced sushi I’ve ever had. I hope you have fun!

  245. Melissa says:

    I’m hoping my first real vacation with my family will be to Hawaii. Have fun, and please post a lot of pictures!!

  246. Nicole says:

    I have been cutting my own hair for 15+ years. I have been stalking swatches of le metier de beaute eyeshadows online lately, wondering if i should take the plunge or save for something else i actually need.

  247. Jane says:

    It’s been a beautiful day. . . . probably not as nice as Kauai, but it will do. I worked in the yard, so it was no make up day. Maybe I’ll polish my nails later.

  248. Annaham says:

    Favorite sunscreen is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15!

  249. Genevieve G. says:

    haha I cut my own hair alllll the time; I haven’t gone to a professional since… maybe before high school? It’s pretty hard to mess up my hair, though.

  250. Xero says:

    I like the Covergirl Lip Perfection lipsticks. They last foreverrrr.

  251. Kathy Hanley says:

    I have snipped at my hair before trying to trim the bangs and sides and get an extra week or two before a haircut but it caused so much stress I haven’t done it in a long time! My new beautician is now close and easy to schedule an appointment with.

  252. Melody says:

    Been trying to get a new sunscreen, physical hopefully, been testing the shiseido sensitive skin one, hope it works out well! =D

  253. Jessica says:

    Have a nice trip ! I’m dying for a vaca

  254. Julie says:

    Hi Karen, are you going to sephora tomorrow to exchange an empty bottle for an origins moisturizer?

  255. I do cut the dead ends in between my hair cuts.
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  256. Eliza D. says:

    I’ve never gone hiking… I would love to though!

  257. Laura says:

    My favorite long-wearing makeup is definitely the new Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder foundation. It is an oily-skinned girl’s dream! I recently tried a sample of the Dior Hydralife BB cream and was really impressed with the level of coverage, AND the staying power!


  258. Michelle says:

    I love Colorescience mineral sunscreen! Especially the one with a little bit of shimmer!

  259. Bridget says:

    My fav long wearing makeup is the new 24hour Idole foundation from Lancome. Love it! oh, and btw played with the new CK makeup line at Ulta this week & LOVE IT!!!!

  260. Laura says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Shiseido! It’s not sticky so I feel like I have nothing on!! love it!

  261. Katie says:

    hmmm… never been hiking but if I could go I would hike in Niagara πŸ™‚

  262. Amanda G says:


  263. bruna louise says:

    I tried to cut my own hair and I think it wasn’t a very good idea…

  264. stephanie says:

    Totally done the whole cut my own bangs thing, it turned surprisingly well.

  265. Tuhina says:

    Have a fabulous trip!

  266. Naomi says:

    Can’t wait to see the Avengers!

  267. Dominique D. says:

    I have cut my own hair and it didn’t turn out that bad. However, I will never do it again.

  268. Kristen says:

    So jealous of your trip, but have a wonderful time! My cousins have family who live on Big Island, but I’ve never been. Get a tan!

  269. Karen F says:

    My hair is really long so I can go about 9 months without needing a cut but I have to trim my own bangs!

  270. Tessa says:

    Speaking of favorite sunscreen, I just picked up some Target brand spray sunscreen on a whim and I’m loving it! I grabbed it instead of the Neutrogena spray stuff for once and the spray is much finer and wider, so it’s easier and faster to apply. Score!

    Have fun on your trip!

  271. terry says:

    I don’t really wear sunscreen as I’m too lazy and only ever wear BB creams… But I do like Shiseido Anessa.

  272. Tran says:

    I stopped cutting my own hair when I messed up on cutting my own bangs

  273. T.Davis says:

    One more month until my birthday

  274. Shannon says:

    I celebrated my birthday last night. Twenty Fo’!

  275. Kathleen Jones says:

    Love sephora, especially because prom is right around the corner!

  276. Kathleen Jones says:

    Need some great prom makeup!

  277. Jasmine says:

    Have you tried going sulfate and silicone free for your hair? Just tried it for 2 weeks, had a ‘purging’ period if you will, just seeing results now! It’s fantastic!

  278. Kelsey says:

    When was the last time you went hiking?
    Last summer. I can’t wait to start up again this year!

  279. Carolyn says:

    I’m a big fan on Rouge Bunny Rouge’s glassy gloss at the moment. So pretty, and surprisingly moisturizing.

  280. Diana says:

    I will never cut my own hair! I think it would be disastrous first of all and then I’d be too embarrassed to go to a hairdresser and confess I actually thought I could do it myself…LOL!

  281. Chanelle says:

    Nothing fun for me last night – I’m sick on top of my chronic illness which is always miserable! I watched the Office though, which is always a good time πŸ™‚

  282. Christine says:

    Mmmm need more Nars goodies!

  283. Ris says:

    When I was little, I used to try to make my own perfumes. I’d stick rose petals and other flowers into plastic containers of water and leave them outside. Of course, I’d always end up with a tub of rotting flowers. Mmmmm.

  284. K says:

    i almost died on a mountain hike….im not going to do that again lol

  285. Anna says:

    It’s been at least a year since the last time I went hiking!

  286. Nora says:

    sometimes I give my bangs a snipÒ€¦but I’m too scared to try anything else o.O

  287. steph b says:

    Last time I went hiking was last weekend – love it!

  288. Ceci says:

    I’m going to try Devita sunblocks soon. It’s hard to find a good zinc oxide sunblock for anyone who isn’t fair skinned.

  289. rosie says:

    Have fun in Kauai!! Thanks as always for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  290. Rosie says:

    If I win this, I’m buying a Dior addict lipstick!

  291. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m debating on making a big Sephora purchase…

  292. Jane says:

    I will never cut my own hair, I would be terrified that I would mess up.

  293. Pk says:

    Going to Maui soon. Can’t wait!

  294. Renee says:

    My girlfriends and I are playing hookie from work Wednesday and are getting makeovers. So needed. Can’t wait!

  295. mrsshukra says:

    Not a hiker.

  296. Anna says:

    Craving bubble tea!

  297. Rozae says:

    My friends & I go hiking once month in a different park in the bay area, so much fun.

  298. Robyn B says:

    I just tried the limited edition attraction by Chanel… There are mixed reviews with a lot of people saying it’s too streaky, but I love it! I applied it in 2 thick coats and think it looks amazing. Have fun on your trip! Loving the blog πŸ™‚

  299. mai says:

    Exhausted from a super long day – spent the majority of my Saturday performing at the Philly Science Festival. So much fun!!

  300. Chelsey says:

    My last hair cut was about 6 months ago, just a trim and I’m long overdue for another! I really wanna just chop my hair off but I’m growing it out to donate it. πŸ™‚

  301. LuvJaime says:

    I’m so jelly! Wishin’ I was in Kauai! I like to touch up my sunscreen throughout the the day.. so for me its all about the Peter Thomas Roth Mineral Sunscreen.

  302. Joey says:

    Enjoy Kauai! I was there last year in July. It’s gorgeous. Check out Mele’s if you’re in Hanapepe. πŸ™‚

  303. Stephanie says:

    The last time I went hiking was Wednesday. We have trail access from the backyard and my stupid horse decided he wanted to be a nut job so I had to handwalk him along the trails to my lesson at the city barn. I don’t like hiking.

  304. Rose Sears says:

    I make my own lotions and face moistures. I live in the high desert of Nevada and it gets so dry here so I spent alot of time reading about different oils, like macadamia nut oil is awesome for your skin. Now a few years later, my friends want me to make some for them also.

  305. Leanne says:

    I am in need of some sephora, so here’s keeping my fingers crossed!

  306. Kim Fox says:

    I love Kauai! Maui is my fave but I’ve stayed in Poipu and loved it. Two elephant seals came out of the water not fifteen feet from me in Poipu once. Amazing!

  307. Er says:

    I’m trying the chaffing cream tomorrow as a primer. Not so sure about this..

  308. Rhea says:

    I love to mix lipsticks to create my own unique color πŸ™‚

  309. Anna says:

    I love hiking

  310. Jenny says:

    i am on my two week break before the summer semester starts again.

  311. Julie says:

    I’m still searching for a decent long-wearing foundation. Even with primer, nothing has really lasted. I have become a big fan of TheBalm eyeshadows. I don’t know if they are marketed as “long-wearing”, but they last all day.

  312. I definitely make my own custom blends quite often for makeup πŸ™‚

  313. Barbara says:

    Still lemming Naked 2!!

  314. Vanessa C. says:

    Haven’t been hiking in too many years!

  315. Deanna G. says:

    I mix skincare products all the time!

  316. Tiffany says:

    i hope everyone has taken advantage of some of the freebies for earth day such as origins at sephora and kiehl’s sampler set at kiehl’s stores!

  317. Zo says:

    Love the NARS summer collection!

  318. i don’t hike or do anything in nature really πŸ™
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  319. Yup, I cut my own hair most of the time! Last time I went hiking? I think it’s been a few years now. I am not at all a fan of hiking o.O

    Hope you have a fantastic vacation next week, and thanks for holding these giveaways!
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  320. Nicole says:

    I love Kauai, one of my activities is tubing through the water canals for the old sugar cane farming. Enjoy your trip! My fav sunscreen is neutragena on my face and banana boat for my body.

  321. maria says:

    Im going with random comments today. I test drove my next car today. A used Audi S4. I’ve been feigning. For this car for years and it will be mine by Thursday. On the crappy side my fibromyalgia is in a full blown flare upand my joints are all aching. I want the car to take my mind off pain!

  322. Hiking, ick! >.
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  323. Cornelia says:

    My favorite sunscreen… I don’t know, because every sunscreen I’ve used gives me an allergic reaction. Maybe one day I’ll find one that works for me. πŸ˜›

  324. Nika says:

    I just went to Sephora at Tysons today. I go crazy everytime I’m in one!!

  325. Jeanne says:

    Just got UD Bobby Dazzle, wanted 54, they were out. Trying to decide if Bobby Dazzle is right for my pale skin, and with/ without eyeliner (looks harsh with it). But it’s so pretty! Really wanted 54, though. Love your site.

  326. shusheshe says:

    My favourite suncreen is the annessa one from shishedo!

  327. Hannah S. says:

    Just cut my hair from almost waist length to a a pixie cut! Felt so good πŸ˜€

  328. Ana says:

    Hi Karen, hope you are having a good weekend so far!

  329. Christin says:

    Heard Sephora might come to Sweden – I’m so happy πŸ˜€

  330. AO says:

    Wow. Kauai.. I don’t know the last time i went away for vacation. I think was in 1993 to California.. I am definately due. Enjoy your time away Karen. Love your blog. No matter how tired i am, i make sure to check it everyday. πŸ™‚

  331. Lily N says:

    I’ve never been hiking…someday…:D

  332. Leticia V says:

    I love Kauai. We went there for our honeymoon in August. So jealous. Wish I was going back πŸ™‚

  333. Joy says:

    I wish I could cut my own hair but it seems so difficult! I sometimes cut my bangs though when I’m lazy to have it trimmed at the salon :p

    Have a great trip Karen! πŸ™‚

  334. Bonnie says:

    I last went hiking last summer (I don’t get out much) off the island of Santorini in Greece (I went on a Mediterranean cruise for my honeymoon!).

  335. Vickie says:

    Have a fantastic trip! I really love hiking and hiking Kauai would be a fantastic experience.

  336. Michelle C. says:

    I hope you have a wonderful trip! I’ve recently become obsessed with the scent of poppies thanks to a candle I just bought and I would love to try some perfumes with a poppy note!

  337. Lyd says:

    I’m wondering if a BB cream would work on my oily, acne-prone skin…

    Have a wonderful trip!!

  338. Becky says:

    I live in Hawaii… I live on Oahu though! Have fun in paradise!

  339. Petunia says:

    i need to go back to hawaii- have a groovy time- stay longer-play hooky!!!!
    thanks for the groovy giveaway

  340. Anja says:

    Have a great time in Kauai! I just got back from spending 6 months in Honolulu… miss it already!

  341. Anitacska says:

    I’m getting really excited about my favourite band, Europe realising their new album next week and about going to see them live in Finland in July!

  342. I swear by DIY organic skin care and cannot live without a Sunblock and Lipbalm.
    Have a great time!

  343. Audrey H. says:

    I make my own vitamin c serum from scratch. Thanks for the fun giveaway and have a fun trip to Kauai.

  344. Maureen says:

    I hope you have a wonderful trip!

  345. layla says:

    when will i have luck with this contest πŸ™‚ fingers crossed today is my lucky day! hehe

  346. Sue C. says:

    I cut my hair once and will never do it again – oops. I used to love to hike on the weekends but my knees and ankles can’t take it anymore; kind of sad since we have so many great places to hike in the SF Bay Area.

  347. Pamela says:

    Revlon Colorstay foundation is my fave long-wearing make up item!

  348. Amanda s. says:

    Gave myself a shag haircut πŸ™‚ so thrilled!
    It’s my birthday soon teehee

  349. Kiran says:

    Really really really want to buy a Shiseido lippie !!

  350. Jane says:

    have you ever gotten your brows done at the Benefit brow bar? I did yesterday, It was definitely an interesting experience.

  351. Katie says:

    I cut my own bangs last December and they looked good!

  352. CynthiaCCC says:

    Love hiking. Going on a ten-miler next weekend at Big Basin in Santa Cruz, actually. What do I need from Sephora.? Benefit Hervana, Ilamasqua polish, and Bobbi Brown creamy lip color (my new favorite formula–well, second to Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, but they don’t sell that at Sephora.)

  353. BJ says:

    I’ve definitely cut my own hair, I’m a hairdresser! altyought ill say even I have messed it up before lol! and seen many clients that cut their own and had no idea the damage they did!! If you ever cut your or trim your ends, comb the hair taught and then with shears (not scissors, you can buy a low price pair at a beauty supply like sallys) then cut into the hair vertical, don’t just cut horizontal and whack it off, try to go into the hair with small cuts and it wil be blended! just a tip πŸ™‚ oh and far as waterproof makeup, loving maybelline eye tattoos tested at the pool yesterday, and my makeup forever waterproof liner has lasted me a while and it a go to! covergirl lashblast is a good waterproof formula! i talk too much! toodles lovelies

  354. Annette says:

    I have cut my bangs on my own before and it was fairly easy.

  355. Kathryn says:

    My skin is not sensitive so I just use the drug store brand sunscreen, as long as it is 30+ spf it works well for me!

  356. Nicolle says:

    My favorite organic beauty brand is EOS! Thanks for having this giveaway every week πŸ™‚ I tweeted under @ohheynicolle

  357. Natalie says:

    My favourite sunscreen at the moment is Guerlain UV base 50+ πŸ™‚

  358. Sara Elisabeth says:

    It’s been hot, hot, hot in So. Cal.

  359. Mrs. Sark says:

    Kauai is my favorite island! Chickens and shaved iced!

  360. Sandy kim says:

    have you ever messed up an at home dye job?

  361. JMay says:

    I have never cut my own hair!

  362. Sandra says:

    I just cut my hair two days ago!

  363. Evelyn says:

    Hi Karen,

    have fun in Kauai! I am jealous! In the meantime, please enjoy this:

    I found it and immediately thought of you! Sorry if you have already seen it!

  364. quimerula says:

    I have discovered MAC Indian Ink eyeshadow! So pretty!

  365. Maya says:

    I’m dying for some new beauty stuffs!

  366. Darlene says:

    I love Hawaiian Tropic shimmer effect sunscreen. Have an awesome trip, Karen πŸ™‚

  367. Lors says:

    I like MAC Prep + Prime spf 50 for my face, but still looking for a sunscreen for the rest of me! Wanted to maybe try the josie maran one.

  368. Ellie says:

    I need to get my eyebrows done so badly! I swear, I only tweeze the bits that grow back in and they still turn out uneven.

  369. Nikki M says:

    yay sephora!

  370. Jones says:

    I usually cut my own hair! I started when I was 13 or 14 with some pretty disastrous results, but I’ve learned as I went along and now it looks pretty good, I think. I get compliments on my haircut all the time πŸ˜€

  371. Jocelyn H says:

    I need a vacation. Hit by a car a year and half ago and I’m still on crutches πŸ™

  372. Antithesis says:

    still looking for a sunscreen that doesnt leave a white cast on my face or break me out

  373. Annie says:

    I need to try out a BB cream for this summer!

  374. jess says:

    I have had an awesome weekend so far! I went shopping with my bff, got a little tipsy, chilled with my man, watched sex and the city and how high. I also made an awesome dessert last night, red velvet chocolate chip dip! you should try it!

  375. Cathy says:

    I really want two of the Le Metier de Beaute’s limited edition eyeshadow kaleidoscopes. I want Shades of Short Hill and On the Coast.

  376. Sam says:

    My little girl is going to be a year old in 15 days πŸ™ but on the bright side this is my first mothers day! (First real mothers day that wasn’t spent in the hospital)

  377. Stephanie says:

    Have you been watching Frozen Planet on Discovery Chanel? It’s amazeballs!

  378. Rudin says:

    I cut my own hair because my hair is wavy / curly and you can’t really tell if I don’t do it perfectly….. πŸ˜‰ I just pull it in a ponytail and cut straight across. Then I make my part and even it up in the front.

    I’d highly recommend cutting your hair yourself, if you can manage it. I’ve saved a lot of money that way, and I’m generally always happier with the results.

  379. Denniesha says:

    I only trim my ends sometimes I suck at that!

  380. Kate says:

    I want to go on a trip!

  381. Shana says:

    Have a fab time in Kauai!!! I’m going in July and I can’t wait!

    (Malie Kauai makes excellent yummy body products πŸ˜‰ )

  382. Liz says:

    Gearing up for summer vacations! Beach house, here we come!

  383. Christy O says:

    It’s so strange but the cleanliness of my car is tied into my emotional state of relaxation. I washed him (yes, a male car) yesterday evening and I’m very relaxed and happy to go out driving today. In a week when the dust and pollen accumulate I’ll be sad again. He really is my personal equivalent of a child!

  384. Tiffanie says:

    I love your DIY ideas, Karen. I regularly do the olive oil and sugar scrub. Thanks!

  385. christine says:

    I am very careful about my skin in the summer, and I plan on trying the hawaiian tropic silk hydration sunscreen this summer! have you tried it before?

  386. Jessica W says:

    Had a great weekend with some people I truly enjoy hanging out with!

  387. Amanda says:

    Karen, I’m jealous you’re going to Kauai! Even though I live on Oahu, lol. It’s raining here today! I hope it clears up by the weekend. You’ll have to eat Hamura Saimin and their Lilikoi Pie for me, okay? πŸ™‚

  388. Stephanie R says:

    You just reminded me that I need a haircut! I woudn’t dare try cutting my own though…it’s curly and cutting curly hair is just a recipe for disaster.

  389. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I fell in love with Neutrogena’s Pure & Free liquid sunblock last year, it’s very lightweight and is a physical sunscreen so it’s great for sensitive skin. I don’t know if they’re still making it anymore, which is just my luck.

  390. Sara says:

    last time I went hiking was when I was a Senior in HS about 17 yrs ago- time sure flies.

  391. Linnea says:

    I am often found mixing moisturizers — I have a couple that are two heavy, and a couple that are too light, (especially in spring), so I mix them together and it works perfectly!

  392. My favorite sunscreen is banana boat! i love it!!

    also tweeted –!/steffers516/status/194111373779795970

  393. Amy says:

    I’ve never cut my own hair, I’m too afraid I would mess it up!

  394. Katie says:

    My favorite sunscreen is the Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 (zinc oxide) – it makes you as ashy as all out, but it is completely effective!

    I’m so envious of your weekend getaway, Karen! Have a wonderful time!

  395. Victoria says:

    I really want to try the MUFE aqua shadows πŸ˜€

  396. Danielle says:

    The only time I cut my own hair is when I have side-swept bangs….than I do maintenance on them if I get too frustrated with them in between appointments. But mostly, I leave it to my hairdresser. I have seen her for years and she knows *exactly* how to cut my hair the way I like it. She can never retire. ever.

  397. Lisa Brooks says:

    I’m loving Make Up For Ever HD foundation and powder. Love your site!!

  398. Kickback says:

    I miss having bangs, le sigh.

  399. Tina says:

    Meow! to tabs πŸ™‚

  400. Katie says:

    Oh man, definitely cannot cut my own hair. For one, I have super curly hair, so I’d be afraid it would turn out really strange. Also, I “trimmed” my hair once when I was a kid and got grounded for a month, so I just hear my mom’s voice in my head yelling about not cutting my own hair…

  401. April says:

    I had to cut my own hair when I got a round brush stuck in it once. I was traumatized and wore a headband for a long time to hide it.

  402. Marium Begum says:

    I love cats! Cats cats cats! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  403. Adia says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Banana Boat SPF50 πŸ˜€
    Adia recently posted … Purple glitter sparkle nails tutorial

  404. Liz Mc says:

    I actually cut the back of my own hair (long) once with a mirror. That was…uh…suboptimal LOL…

  405. Gala says:

    Thank you!

  406. MARY-FRANCES says:

    Instead of shoveling, I am watching playoff hockey.

  407. irini says:

    Dabu. Playa.

  408. nekosan says:

    Back when i had bangs, i used to trim them. And, i do trim my own hair (it’s really long – around hip length – so it’s not hard to reach around and snip off the ends).

  409. Catherine says:

    Currently digging the new Bare Minerals spf tinted moisturizer…

  410. Kristina says:

    Haha I just made my boyfriend cut my hair a few weeks ago. It ended up a little shorter than what I had planned but I think it looks really good.

  411. Joe says:

    Love to win for wife

  412. Grace says:

    Need to get a hair cut ASAP, it’s getting cray cray!

  413. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Hawiian Tropic. They changed to a lighter formula two ago ago. It’s really good.


  414. Grace T. says:

    My favorite long wearing liquid liner is the Heroine Make Smooth liner, and a close dupe for it is the physicians formula eyeliner+serum pen ( silver tube)! Nothing else stays, not even MAC!

  415. Christina says:

    The last time I went hiking was last Friday! The time before that? Last Tuesday! Boy am I feeling the burn!

  416. Rose says:

    My favorite sunscreen of all time is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70. It’s extremely lightweight, non-greasy, and the suncreen-y smell disappears in a few minutes!

  417. Deirdre G. says:

    I just stumbled upon this blog while looking up some product reviews and now I’m hooked.

    Thanks so much!

  418. Stephanie C says:

    I have found a love in all things Bobbi Brown and Lush. It has become a sickness really. Thanks for the chance Karen. πŸ™‚

  419. knownever says:

    spending this crappy rainy day reading beauty blogs!

  420. Katherine says:

    I’ve got a trip coming up too – I’m off to Vancouver later this week!

  421. Janelle says:

    Last time I went hiking was a few years ago!

  422. Marjie says:

    Have a great trip! I am feeling the need for a new makeup purchase, the new Dior bronzey pallete has been calling my name for awhile now!

  423. Manu says:

    I would love to get my friend and me something….and a 50$ gift card will do just fine in that department. We’re big on home made face packs and we love Neutrogena’s age defense sunscreen.
    PS. I like your cat

  424. Tiffany Li says:

    I’ve been eyeing coral lipsticks, but not sure how I will pull it off haha. It doesn’t suit my skin color to well .

  425. Jennifer says:

    I once watched a YouTube video and was I spired to cut my own hair. It looked so easy in the video but I made a huge mess! I learned my lesson and will stick to less permanent beauty lessons.

  426. Andrea D says:

    I love any sunscreen that has shimmer in it (or the body washes with shimmer for that matter) Just gives your skin a little extra something πŸ™‚

  427. Sara P. says:

    It is so beautiful out this weekend!!

  428. Kelsey McGregor says:

    Another great giveaway! Sign me up!!

  429. blkrox says:

    I mix my own body lotion with sunscreen and a bit of sparkle!

  430. Jess says:

    Have a great trip, Karen! Can’t wait to see lots of pics!

  431. Melodyy says:

    Oh man.. I haven’t been hiking in ages. My favorite sunscreen is from Shisedo! I love it. I often cut my own hair, trims here and there. I don’t really make my own skincare/beauty products. Not really my thing. Long-wearing makeup?… hmm.. I always have to pound stuff onto my skin to make it longwearing. Primers are a necessity on my face.

  432. Tiffany says:

    Have a great time in Hawaii!!

    My favorite long-wearing makeup is MAC’s Pro Longwear eyeshadows.

  433. Karen M. says:

    I hope you have a great trip!

  434. Gail says:

    Where did the weekend go?

  435. Kimberly says:

    i love color!

  436. VictoriaJane says:

    My favorite sunscreen is Paula’s Choice Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray – it’s the only sunscreen I’ve found that doesn’t break me out or make me sweat. Good stuff.

  437. Krystle says:

    All of the main Hawaiian islands have a color. Kaua’i = purple.

  438. Tierra says:

    Yes, I’ve cut my own hair. Very. Bad. Idea. lol
    Enjoy your trip and thanks for the giveaway!

  439. amber m says:

    My fav organic beauty brand is 100% pure cosmetics, hands down. I tried their stuff years back after discovering them on qvc. I loved the idea of cosmetics colored from fruit and vegetable pigments and all of their ingredients are completely unrefined and contain all of their natural benefits. The items I tried before were ok but I rediscovered the brand last year and I loooove the tinted moisturizer, foundation and blackberry mascara.

  440. laura says:

    i usually trim my bangs at home. they have been uneven many a time…

  441. I haven’t cut my hair, but I did try to cut my yorkie’s hair… Big Mistake:) she now goes to the doggie spa monthly!

  442. Janet says:

    I rely on Neutrogena for sunscreen!

  443. Kim D. says:

    I like to us sunscreen by Neutrogena.

  444. Christine says:

    I went hiking last summer in Banff, last I can remember.

  445. Catherine Watkins says:

    One time I let a friend cut my hair… it ended up looking like a christmas tree, so we had to chop off the bottom layers. It was the shortest shag I ever had. However, now I cut my bangs all the time.

  446. Shilpa says:

    I love the Nivea SPF 50 sunscreen, it’s the only one so far that has protected my Indian skin from pigmentation to a great extent! I’m never ever ever without it….

  447. Sheila says:

    my fave sunscreen is LRP anthelios spf 50+ (not the American version, but instead the one from Europe w/higher levels of UVA protection). πŸ™‚

  448. Julia says:

    My favorite sunscreen is from Neutrogena and it’s SPF 70! :O
    It doesn’t feel greasy and makes me feel super protected!

  449. Elaine R says:

    I loathe sunscreen, but i wear it anyways!

  450. Liz says:

    When I was in the Navy and assigned to my first ship, I used to cut it myself all the time. I had a (very) long shag at the time, so all I’d do is stand and hang my head down by my knees, letting the hair fall straight out from my head. Then I’d gather it in a ponytail at the top of my head, pull the fist with the hair in it away from the head a few inches, then cut the ends off. Believe it or not, it worked great! One deployment, I let another one of the girls give me a perm. That didn’t work out quite as well, lol.

    Too late to enter, but I wanted to share a fun memory. πŸ™‚

  451. Lisa says:

    I tried cutting my own hair once. Let’s just say it ended badly.

  452. Nikki T says:

    Neutrogena sunscreen in spf 120 is my fave. It helps my skin look fresh and bright. I remember when the highest face sunscreen was 50, so 120 is unbelievable.

  453. I love Sephora. I have a cosmetic collection of Sephora. I really love the makeup kit that I bought there, It’s a complete set. Every type of makeup I need is in there.

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