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

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

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway
A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway

My heavens, it’s such a nice day out here. I woke up feeling a little run down today, like I didn’t sleep well for some reason, but then El Hub opened the drapes and a wave of warm sunshine flooded over me. Suddenly I felt a whole lot better. πŸ™‚


Rise and shine, morning glory! Welcome to the weekend.

Not much on my plate today, other than catching up on some emails and doing a little product testing. I would like to go get Mexican food for lunch and maybe go for a hike to soak up some of this sunshine. That sounds like a nice way to spend a Cinco de Mayo.

I think I’m gonna go make myself a second cup of Kauai coffee now. Why don’t you enter today’s Sephora eGift card giveaway while I’m gone?

Be right back.

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, have you ever been to Mexico? Are you currently happy with your hair? What are you wearing on your nails? Describe your skincare regimen. Are you reading anything good? How do you feel about audio books? — 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, May 6, 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 Jane! Congratulations, Jane! 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. Rikki says:

    I just got cookies in the mail.

  2. Joanna says:

    I am currently wearing Zoya Farah nail polish. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and tabs

  3. Karen says:

    The photo of Tabs totally cracked me up! Made my morning. πŸ™‚

  4. Kayla says:

    Been to Mexico, had a great time!

  5. Courtney says:

    I’m pretty happy with my hair right now. It’s in really good condition, but I could use a trim (split ends are getting a bit out of control). Also, I would like to color it a bit…it’s my natural color right now and I’m getting a bit bored. πŸ™‚

  6. The weather has been SO bad in this I can’t believe it! I haven’t been to Mexico, but for the warmer weather I’d totally go now!

  7. Nadia says:

    Might be going to Mexico this summer! Really enjoy your blog πŸ™‚

  8. Ashley H says:

    Recently dyed my hair red/orange for my birthday (I’m a brown girl) and all the boys are going crazy!! I think this may be a keeper for a while ;);)

  9. Kasiah M says:

    It is such a beautiful weekend! I’m enjoying the weather and tonight I’m going to see The Avengers!

  10. My weekend is not complete without visiting your site Karen! Happy Weekend!

  11. Alison says:

    It’s gorgeous today! Lovin it. I just switched up my skin care regime, now I use Boscia black cleanser (love it) on my clarisonic, and then the sephora brand face moisturizer and eye cream (love that too). When I’ve got a breakout, I use Kate Sommerville banish acne cream, and when I’m in the sun I use skinseuticals sun screen.

  12. rebekah says:

    I just has a tonsillectomy on Wednesday. πŸ™ But, as usual, your blog is lifting my spirits! Thanks!

  13. Lisa says:

    I’m loving my hair lately…rockin’ some new bangs!

  14. Sarah says:

    I’m not happy with my hair right now. I got it cut not too long ago and something is just off about it. I can’t quite figure out what’s wrong, though or I would get it fixed!

  15. Nikki says:

    I’m reading candyfreak by Steve Almond, it’s about the history of the American candy industry

  16. annie says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico! Actually, I’ve never been anywhere outside of Canada and the US! I gotta change that!

  17. rosie says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. lisa brown says:

    The weather is beautiful today, going to enjoy the day!

  19. Trisha says:

    I love your blog – I always refer to it before I buy anything…
    Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ˜€

  20. kirsten says:

    I have been to mexico! Its soo beautiful there!
    I’m currently wearing miami beet by opi, and I’d really like to start reading fifty shades of grey!

  21. bin du says:

    been obsessed with nail polish recently, currently have essie fiji on my toes and essie meet me at sunset on my nails. Pretty sure my collection has doubled in the past 6 months…and yet I’m planning another nail polish haul haha

  22. meghan says:

    Thanks as always for the giveaway Karen! I’m currently rocking a french with black tips (Essie Vanity Fairest + OPI Baby It’s Coal Outside with a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust on top of it all) but I’m not that good at french mani’s so I may change it to neon green. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  23. Tabitha M says:

    I hope you have a great weekend! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Thank you for the give away!

  24. Elaine says:

    It’s my friend’s birthday today!

    And I have my first actual final tomorrow. Eegh.

  25. Mariee says:

    I love audio books!

  26. Kimi says:

    Love your YouTube and giveaways! I hope I win. I never win πŸ™

  27. Jody says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico. I think it would be fun though.

  28. I love Sephora…*crossing fingers!*

  29. Anna says:

    I am still sporting last weekend’s coral ombre nails! I’m having trouble deciding what to do with them next πŸ™‚

  30. corallista says:

    I’m not really happy with my hair right now, it needs a trim and a protein treatment desperately!
    corallista recently posted … Lakme Sun Expert Skin Lightening + De-Tan After Sun Face wash : Review

  31. Flo says:

    I am just sitting under the hair dryer. I have a ton of errands to run after and it raining today in NYC. I love Mexico, well Los Cabo, which I had a great time when I went two years ago.

  32. Anna says:

    My hubs and I will be in Cozumel, Mexico this July!

  33. Jane says:

    Happy cinco de mayo!!!

  34. Ariana says:

    I’ve been to Mexico before and I am going this summer, but sadly I am eating italian food on this Cinco de Mayo

  35. Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of my husband and I started dating. We’ve been together for 20 years now. πŸ™‚

  36. Stephanie says:

    Went for a 3 mile run yesterday. It was epic.

  37. Megan says:

    I’m not happy with my hair. It’s way too long and I need it cut, but there aren’t any good salons around here. I’m ready to chop it off myself.

  38. Christina says:

    Yesterday, I spent the afternoon making Mother’s Day cards with elementary school-aged children.

  39. VictoriaJane says:

    Painting my daughter’s room with her today-she picked a beautiful sky blue perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

  40. Casey says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  41. Cassidey says:

    I went to Mexico at the end of last year and loved it! πŸ™‚

  42. Yuri says:

    I cut my hair 2 months ago and now I miss my long hair πŸ™

  43. onegreatsmile says:

    Margaritas are terrible with no salt!!!

  44. lesley says:

    I’m currently wearing Deborah Lippmann’s Ray of Light nail polish… it looks amazing! But definitely a PITA consistency on this colour…

    Good luck to everyone!

  45. Denise says:

    The weather is absolutely beautiful today. One of those days when it’s not too hot, not too cold and no humidity at all, so my hair won’t frizz up. Just perfect!

  46. Kristen says:

    Currently wearing Essie Dramatic Drachmas on my nails, but I’m thinking of changing them. It’s finals week and at least my nails can look good!

  47. Tara says:

    I can’t decide whether to have a margarita or a mint julep today.

  48. Ele says:

    On my nails I am wearing Essence Think Pink! =)

  49. Crystal says:

    Happy Cinco De Mayo to you and Tabs ! 💃

  50. Jocelyn H says:

    Cheers! Happy Margarita day!!!!!!!!1 LMAO

  51. Jenna N. says:

    Cinco de Mayo is my brother’s birthday. Today he turns 29. I love him, I wish I saw him more.

  52. Kimi says:

    Packing to go home for summer, and picking and choosing what makeup to take with me is kind of difficult. It probably doesn’t help that I’m browsing for new products right now!

  53. Tuhina says:

    Recipe for ghetto-ritas: Combine in a pitcher: 1 12 oz can frozen limeade, using the 12oz can (of the frozen limeade) to measure, add 1 can of sprite, 1 can of tequila (or less depending on how strong you want it) and 1 bottle of corona! Stir and enjoy!

  54. Caitlin says:

    My friend once told me a funny story about a trip to Mexico: She was in Tijuana with her family when a man approached them, selling tickets to see a zebra show. They thought it would be humorous to see a zebra in Mexico, so they purchased the tickets and headed to the venue. When they got there, it was a run down bar with a small theater in the back. Upon entering the room, they discovered that the ‘zebra show’ was actually one zebra in a back room – AND the ‘zebra’ was actually just a donkey painted with black and white stripes! The whole thing was too silly that they didn’t even bother asking for their money back!

  55. philamazan says:

    i love collecting and wearing pretty undies πŸ™‚

  56. Tiera says:

    I have mixed views on gel nail polish. I got mine done in February, and they totally lasted a lot longer than regular nail polish — but overall I’m not entirely sold. The color selection is pretty small, plus I can’t take it off at home, which means I have to go back to the nail salon to remove it or get it redone. More money out of my pocket, lol!

  57. I really want to celebrate with a margarita!

  58. Melissa says:

    We’re only an hour from the Mexican border and we used to go there a lot when I was a kid. We’d stay at a beach.

  59. Catherine Hannon says:

    I’ve only been to Tiajuana and want to go to Cabo or Cancun so very bad!

  60. Katrin says:

    i made banana-kiwi-carrot-grass-cookies for my bunnies today.

  61. Wynell says:

    I never been to Mexico

  62. Zhar says:

    Had the worst Birthday week but had fun with my makeup though πŸ™‚

  63. mai says:

    Going to my senior prom tonight! Planning to just have a great time with my friends before finishing off the school year πŸ™‚

  64. Ariel says:

    Just woke up, with a day of writing ahead of me! Can’t wait to get this semester over with!!!

  65. Cass says:

    I am having a not so great weekend so far. My husband and I got into a huge fight last night and I am having problems getting over it. Marriage sure can be a lot of work. πŸ™

  66. Heidi says:

    Tabs REALLY knows how to rock a sombrero!

  67. mkdallas says:

    Tabs in his sombrero is perfection!!!

  68. Lana says:

    I found out today that I broke a rib last night. Great way to start off Cinco de Mayo, right? So. Much. Pain!

  69. Savannah says:

    Just spent a good couple of hours lounging by the pool!

  70. Chris25 says:

    My anthro final is speedily approaching…

  71. Joy says:

    Queso all day.

  72. Molly says:

    Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day? I guess I’m going to find out how guac tastes with a Mint Julep…

  73. Tiffanie says:

    I bought a shellac kit last night and just put on some bright pink polish. I hope it really does stay for two weeks!

  74. Annie says:

    Just finished finals and now it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

  75. Beth says:

    My birthday was yesterday as was the last final project of my undergraduate career so plenty of celebrating for me. I love mexico and have been there twice, both via cruise ships but over different parts – first was mexican riviera and the second was the caribbean. would love to go again some time!

  76. Emily says:

    I love audio books. I can borrow them from the library straight from the internet to my ipod.

  77. Jaymie says:

    Currently I am not happy with my hair particularly my cut. Can seem to find a good cut for my medium length hair. But, I am totally loving the Mortal Instrument series. They are such good reading!! I love it when I find a good book or series. Another series I’m also enjoying is Divergent ( same genre as the Hunger Games) .

  78. Y. says:

    never been to mexico
    i like my hair, but i think i am in desperate need of a hair cut!

  79. Yukari says:

    Right now I have Essence Wake Up on my nails and Essie’s Cute As a Button on my toes. I haven’t been that impressed with Essie yet but the Essence ones are opaque in two coats (you could get away with one) and super shiny! AND under $2! I think I need to pick up a couple more bottles πŸ˜‰

  80. Sophie says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s not Mexican Independence Day, in case you wanted to know. It’s a celebration of all things Mexican, like Tabs in that picture. Although he doesn’t look thrilled in his sombrero!

  81. Tali Cohen says:

    What are your favorite makeup wipes for taking off long wear foundation???

  82. Quinctia says:

    I’m so…confused about whether I like my hair! I have delayed my traditional spring/summer hair chop-off, because the weather’s been screwy and I kind of like the look of longer hair better. That said, the weight of this length has been occasionally driving me nuts and my hair is getting curlier the longer it gets. I still think it looks great, but if it gets any less manageable, I might go get a cut, haha.

    Cinco de Mayo = Guacamole Day for me. Yay!

  83. Janelle says:

    I am dying to buy the Bliss Steep Clean Mask!

  84. Juliet says:

    Mmm…Kauai coffee…I think I will need to dust off my toddy and start making iced coffees from now until October lol!

  85. April says:

    Thanks to your review, I have become addicted to OCC lip tars! I’ve accumulated 9 since your post! I’d love to see more of these!

  86. Shawna says:

    Hi Karen,
    I stumbled on your site a few weeks ago and fell in love with blog. You won me with your trip to Kauai. Now I’m dying to plan a trip there! I think your blog is beauty friendly and straight to the point. I’m now a new fan. I’m such a girly girl, so thanks for the informative reviews on beauty and life. Take care,

  87. Laura says:

    I’m wearing Butter London The Black Knight on my nails right now. It’s a beautiful black polish with lots of blue and pink glitter!! I love it! πŸ™‚

  88. Lucas says:

    Audio books suck, I prefer reading books myself so I can make up the voices in my head. With audio-books, there is less room for imagination and to me that is an important factor when it comes to reading a book. Even though it is somewhat predetermined through what the author writes, there is always room for ones personal fantasy/imaginary touch. Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Joyce says:

    I’ve been enjoying my starbucks iced coffee and making a wishlist of urban decay’s new eyeshadows. I swatched them in store the other day and love them all! They are amazing!!

  90. kelliegonzo says:

    i’m watching clueless

  91. Rachel says:

    Why is it that no matter how hard I try, when I blowdry my hair it never looks nearly as nice or as glossy as it does when my hairdresser does it at the salon? Ultimate pet-peeve!

  92. Stephanie Fraval says:

    I love Tabs. So much.

  93. tzeni says:

    it will make my day if i win.

  94. kprice says:

    I have terrible Lloyd bangs right now. They are driving me nuts today! Thanks for a chance at a giveaway and have a good weekend.

  95. Rachel B. says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Bring on the margaritas! Or is it margueritas?

  96. Christine says:

    Because of your blog, I am wearing L’Oreal’s Tangerine Crush πŸ™‚

  97. Debbie says:

    Love Cancun!

  98. Carolyn N. says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico, but I was in McAllen, TX once which was super close to the border!

  99. Eep! Nope, no Mexico trips for this girl – I’m not one for loud noises, lots of sun, OR high temperatures πŸ˜›
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  100. Kayla says:

    All of your questions pertain to my life so well right now! Haha, I’ve been really working on keeping my hair healthy, strengthening my nails (right now I’m wearing Essie Lapiz of Luxury and Nicole by OPI Nicole’s Nickel on my ring fingers), and figuring out the perfect skincare regime. And I just bought a new book! It’s called Miss Peregerine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I can’t wait to get started.

  101. Janet says:

    Have not been to Mexico, but I have heard great things. I would love to see Hawaii someday also! Thanks from me & my kitty πŸ™‚

  102. Let says:

    I never tried listening to any audiobooks, but I’ll probably hate them. I prefer physical books. Yes, e-books also don’t count.

  103. Zoey says:

    I’m going to paint my nails today, but I’m not sure what color yet.

  104. Mary says:

    I found out something really awesome about my favorite nail polish style. I have a lovely topcoat from Essie called “matte about you” which is incredible and turns any nailpolish into a very convincing matte. However, matte about you is $10/bottle, which if you paint your nails a lot can be a little pricey. At Rite Aid the other day, I saw that NYC had a matte top coat as well. For $2, I figured it was worth trying. I alternated NYC and Essie on my nails to see if I could differentiate…. nope! Saved myself $8 when I need a new bottle now!

  105. Ruchita says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  106. Melissa says:

    Hi Karen! I adore your website. I love reading your hepful reviews and about the adventures you and Tabs go on. I’ve been to Mexico once in high school on a mission but I’d love to go back for a vacation. I hope you have a fun Cinco de Mayo!

  107. Abigail C says:

    TodAY is Chris Browns birthday and its a happy cinco de mayo. Wat a great day.

  108. LauraA says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!

    Thanks for another giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  109. Ruby says:

    Im wearing venique’s kitten heel honey! I love it!

  110. Nadine G says:

    Vacation sounds so good – Amalfi coast is amazing! A must on anyone’s To-Go list.

  111. Jennifer says:

    I am wearing avon’s apricot mystery on my nails!

  112. Kristi says:

    I like the feel of a book in my hand so I’m not a big fan of audio books. Also the reason I haven’t tried a Kindle or other similar type reader. my avid book reading friends keep telling me that I will love it, but I’m not convinced yet. : )

  113. gracie burnett says:

    Hi karen! I hope you have had a wonderful week in kauai!!! I’m visiting kauai and oahu next month and reading your blog makes me more excited to visit! So excited to use tartes waterproof makeup for some fun in the sun! I hope tabs wasn’t too lonely while yall were gone! Have an awesome weekend and God bless you!

  114. aclearcutsign says:

    Ever since I added sulfur (sulfur soap, sulfur mask) into my skincare regimen, my acne has greatly diminished. I don’t have to rely as much on benzoyl peroxide anymore.

  115. Advah says:

    Just saw your Chanel post and now all I can think of is holidaying on the Amalfi coast!

  116. Sara says:

    I’m almost done with finals!! πŸ™‚

  117. Katherine says:

    I just mailed by sister a birthday package. I’m very proud of myself for sending ti out in time.

  118. Stephanie says:

    It’s definitely time to spend some time with my family and friends =]
    Stephanie recently posted … Massive Destashing Blog Sale

  119. Jana Ricketts says:

    My hair is horrible right now. going to get it done Monday!

  120. shyniz says:

    I dream of going to USA, Los Angeles, New York, everywhere! life over there make me dream, the american dream also but not only, I would like to share the life of an American, discover the manner of living in this wonderful country that we seem to see here.
    In short, here is finally one of my many dreams … it’s time to live the life you’ve imagined

  121. Manu says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico….maybe I will go right after my exams, which are happening ALL THIS WEEK!
    I think a gift card would make me very happy πŸ™‚

  122. Nicole says:

    Happy cinco de mayo!

  123. Liz says:

    Growing up, my family went to Mexico most years on vacation. Usually we went to the beach somewhere (acapulco, Mazatlan, Cozumel, etc) but some years it was a bot more cultural (Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Mexico City, etc).

    More recently, my baby proposed to me while snorkleling at Xel-Ha after a morning spent poking around Tulum. Talk about a great day! No regrets on the answer I gave him, either. πŸ™‚
    Liz recently posted … Best manicure EVAR

  124. Debbie Cassis says:

    I actually live in Mexico, and virtually no one celebrates Cinco de Mayo haha…

  125. Suzi says:

    Picked up Trax eyeshadow for my b2m! Love that recycle program!!

  126. Tran says:

    I have never been to Mexico, but I’ve been meaning to go there on a cruise with my family!

  127. Amanda G says:

    Am I currently happy with my hair? Hot-diggity, yes I am!
    I just got it cut into this gently layered bob after deciding that breaking up with my boyfriend meant that I needed a breakup haircut. It’s the best f’ing haircut I’ve ever had!

  128. Sara Elisabeth says:

    Viva Mexico!

  129. Carol says:

    I’m wearing L.A. Girl Disco Brites nail polish in Chic on my nails right now. It’s supposed to glow under a black light but I haven’t tested it to find out if that’s really true πŸ˜›

  130. auroragyps says:

    I just picked up over 20 graphic novels from the library. A few are the latest issues of series I’ve already been reading, like Walking Dead (I’m planning on rereading the series from the beginning, but I’m still waiting for them to come it), Hellboy, BPRD, & Courtney Crumrin. Got some stuff from the writer of Fables, Bill Willingham, Neil Gaimen, & Mike Mignola too, all which I really like. Lastly, I picked up a couple of series I haven’t tried before, Locke & Key (Lovecraft like series which has been highly recommended) and The Good Neighbors, which is done by the same two people that wrote The Spiderwick Chronicles (one of which also did Courtney Crumrin).

    I’m already enjoying a bunch of them & I recommend them to anybody else that likes horror, sci fi, and fantasy reading.

  131. Judy says:

    Already finished my second cup of coffee and the day is barely half over… *sigh*

  132. Yesenia says:

    Ayyyy-ya ya ya *dances* celebrating with a Sangria πŸ˜€

  133. Nina says:

    I have finally found a hairdresser who understands my hair! Now I don’t look I am walking around with hair in the shape of a bell lol

  134. Lei says:

    2 weeks of Spring semester left and I’ve been so stressed/tired I don’t bother with putting on any makeup on. I can’t wait to summer break!

  135. Avery says:

    I’m super excited for the Kentucky Derby! But the last two nights my cat hasn’t slept with me, which is very sad πŸ™

  136. Adia says:

    I always have glitter nails,it’s my all-time favorite. πŸ˜€
    Thank you.
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  137. Rie Maeda says:

    i went to mexico for a service trip and it was amazing!

  138. Sharon says:

    I’m totally digging the whole 2012 spring/summer maxi dress trend. I just bought my first maxi dress today and am absolutely excited to sport it around with a pair of sunglasses and jean jacket πŸ™‚

  139. Sherry says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze Ruby Pumps πŸ™‚

  140. Helen M says:

    I’ve been to Cancun. Climbed the pyramid at Chichen Itza. One of the highlights of my trip. πŸ™‚

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  141. Jane says:

    I’m rockin’ the pastels on my nails right now–Peachy keen by China Glaze on the fingers and Nice is nice by Essie on the toes. love it πŸ™‚

  142. AmyE says:

    Been to Mexico twice, and I loved it. Wish we could go back!

  143. Nicole says:

    happy cinco de mayo!!

  144. Ashleigh says:

    Ill be hopefully getting my hair inbred Tuesday or Wednesday!

  145. Christin says:

    Its my cats birthday today, I hope that will give me some luck ^^)

  146. Juhye says:

    I’ve been loving Revlon Candy Apple lip butter! Its brilliant. It reminds me so much of Mac VG Cyndi.

  147. Jenny says:

    I’m reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which are the books Game of Thrones is based on. They’re so excellent. I’ve never read a more well-woven story. It really challenges my skills of critical reading and perception because the author throws in clues and foreshadowing at every turn if you’re careful enough to look for them. Of course, they’re still enjoyable just on the surface, but these are stories in which you’ll find something new even on your fourth re-read. I highly recommend them! They’re not all out yet, but hopefully George R R Martin will finish up the next two books in say… 7 years. He takes a long time to write – but it’s so worth it! (Just like this comment, I guess, lol.)

  148. Manal says:

    It’s 11:15pm here in Cairo, Egypt!

  149. Nika says:

    I’d been wearing coral gel polish for like two weeks. It was lovely but I had to take it off a few days ago.

  150. Lulu says:

    Seeing your pictures of hawaii make me so jelly, would love to go sometime in the future haha! In the meantime I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some neon polishes for summer… *eyeing that new ChG collection* πŸ™‚

  151. tabby says:

    I’m sick, too. Made hubby take me to Olive Garden for tiramisu before the dreaded grocery store visit. ;o)

  152. Kim says:

    I need a trim. My hair is getting taken over by split ends at the moment.

  153. Betony says:

    My boyfriend says I should spend money on experiences more than things. But I told him I love the experience of shopping for new makeup!

  154. Anitacska says:

    My husband’s taken the children to his parents for the long weekend, so I have 3 days of freedom. Today I’ve done most of the housework I had to do and tomorrow I’m treating myself with a trip to London. πŸ™‚
    Anitacska recently posted … Beauty Blog Link Love Saturday 05/05/2012

  155. Katrina says:


  156. Stephanie Y says:

    I have only been to Mexico for work and it was very ‘industrial’ not beautiful beaches and wonderful resorts! Not anxious to go back.

  157. Alison says:

    I have been to mexico a couple of times for vacation – Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

  158. Michelle K says:

    I have been wanting to buy the Naked 2 Palette…this would be perfect!

  159. Paige says:

    I am spending this afternoon trying to figure out how to use hot rollers. So far, my arms are too short! Maybe this means my hair needs a trim.

  160. Marian says:

    I’ve been to Mexico several times. I really love the Yucutan. I love Mexico. It’s gorgeous, the weather is perfect and the people are so nice!
    On my nails today I’m wearing Essie Cute as a Button.
    I’m happy with my hair at the moment. Still have the pixie. It’s so easy!
    My skincare is simple. I wash with any gentle foaming cleanser. Sometimes I use an oil free moisturizer. At night, I use Retin-A one night and AHA the next.
    I’m currently reading “Mudwoman” by my favorite author, Joyce Carol Oates.
    I like audio books if I’m in the car a lot but at home I’d rather read.

  161. I wish my hair was a little longer, but I love the color I have right now! πŸ™‚

    also tweeted –!/steffers516/status/198890942156128256

  162. EmmyJean says:

    Lol love the Senor Gato picture! Too fricken cute. Anyhoo, I need to cut my hair, definitely time for a change. I think I’ll cut it super short so I can donate to Locks of Love. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
    EmmyJean recently posted … Quick Review and Swatches on Naked2

  163. Halifax says:

    I have never been to Mexico, have no idea what to do to join the fun celebration lol

  164. Melodyy says:

    I’ve only ever been to like Tijuana.. just to eat lobster with my family on the Fourth of July. However, my boyfriend’s mexican, so hopefully we’ll go soon πŸ™‚ I am kinda blah with my hair… I want a new hairstyle but can’t really do anything with my hair as it has layers and bangs and such. I’m reading Fifty Shades of Grey. well, I just finished the first book and I love it! I’m not really a big fan of audiobooks because I like to read it myself, but I imagine that I could get into them during long trips or drives to school? Thanks, Karen!

  165. JenJ says:

    never been to mexico. caught an episode of betheny ever after and they were in cabo. so i guess i took a quick try. ha!!!

  166. Brooke says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am, unfortunately, not happy with my hair entirely. It seems that when I get the color right, the cut isn’t or vice versa. Right now, I love my cut (went shorter and with a bang – first time for either since I was in 8th grade!), but can’t figure out the color yet. πŸ™ Ideally, I want the color of my orange tabby, Butters! Not sure I can bring him into the salon though. LOL

  167. Tammy says:

    Currently wearing Zoya Mira with NYX Sunday Afternoon on accent finger.

  168. colleen boudreau says:

    I’ve never been to mexico.

  169. Jen says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I’ve visited Tijuana (back when it wasn’t so dangerous), Cozumel, and Puerto Vallarta (for my honeymoon). Mexico can be loads of fun!

  170. JENNIFER says:


  171. Alison S says:

    I’ve never been to mexico!

  172. I’ve never been to Mexico but I love me some Mexican food.

  173. Gail says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo & Derby Day & Happy Full Moon – Super Moon

  174. bruna louise says:

    i’m not happy w my hair… i think i should become a blonde! ^^

  175. Megan says:

    Wearing Essie too too hot on my toes. Very cinco de mayo color!

  176. Tiffany says:

    I’ve been to Mexico! I went to Playa del Carmen a few years ago. It was beautiful!!

  177. Linda says:

    I just got my haircut today and am loving it…and I washed my car and am loving it- nothing like a little maintenance, eh?

  178. Danielle says:

    TEQUILA! And avocados, of course.

  179. Sarah C. says:

    I don’t like audio books! Sometimes I forget to pay attention and lose the plot!

  180. kalcedon says:

    I’m not really big on audio books, I prefer paper.based books… I liek flipping the pages, reading, imagining who each character sounds in my own head.

  181. Kate & Zena says:

    I’ve never been to mexico.

  182. Roxanna Harris says:

    Happy cinco de mayo!!

  183. Sarah says:

    I haven’t been to Mexico, but I’d love to go Cancun!

  184. Roxanna Harris says:

    Yeah, would love to win this!! My birthday is next Friday so that would be really cool!!

  185. Beth says:

    I like cheese.

  186. Bibi S says:

    Looking at a vacation on Kauai, wondering where you stayed.

  187. Melody says:

    Been craving caramel drumsticks, must be the beautiful weather. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  188. Tania says:

    I am obsessed with your blog. And this is my favorite kind of post πŸ™‚ I need a haircut really badly and can’t wait to make an appointment for next week. Have a great weekend!

  189. Hannah S. says:

    I’ve been so wanting to try out the new color of the year some way! Loving all the summer colors πŸ˜€

  190. BeckBeck says:

    I skipped out on a Cinco de Mayo party because I didn’t sleep much last night, either – I’ll be going to bed early!

  191. Paige W. says:

    As a journalism grad student who loves to read and write, I love your makeup blog! Your writing skills are great!

  192. Karen K says:

    Well my hairs are a hot mess! Looks like the top of a worry pencil up there. Hence the headband. Nails are currently nekkid but will have a pretty Chanel pink on them by the end of the evening. Yeah. I’m not going out in public any time soon.

  193. Jones says:

    Went to the local farmer’s market yesterday and got some little caramel balls coated in green tea-flavored white chocolate. They’re the best things ever!

  194. lesley says:

    Yes! I have been to Mexico. I grew up on the Tex-Mex border and we used to go across the border all the time. Guess I got most of my wild college partying days out of the way while I was in high school. Yeesh.

  195. Allyn says:

    woo happy cinco de mayo!

  196. Anna says:

    I wanna win!

  197. mn says:

    I bought an ultra festive glitter polish from American Apparel today to celebrate 5 de

  198. Tracie says:

    My parents’ anniversary is Cinco de Mayo. πŸ™‚ (My favourite was when someone asked me if I’m Mexican because of it… I’m very obviously white.)

  199. laura says:

    happy cinco de mayo!

  200. Emily says:

    Mexican food is my absolute favorite. It’s my kryptonite!

  201. Jamie says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I’m getting my hair done tomorrow and I’m really excited about it!!!

  202. Rita says:

    Just came from a Cosmetic Trend Show at Nordstrom and didn’t win anything. Want to win this so badly!

  203. Grace Wilson says:

    We’re planning a trip to NYC for our 6th anniversary this summer and I am so excited about it!!

  204. Katie says:

    Hope I win! I know exactly what I would get…

  205. Katie says:

    the urban decay palate

  206. Alison says:

    For skincare, I’ve been trying out Dermalogica’s Clear Start line. I feel like it’s been working pretty well, and I love how fresh and awake all the products make my skin feel!

  207. Bridget says:

    Yes!…i have been loving my hair. I’ve been growing it out from a very short cut so now it’s almost at a mid length…just had my bangs trimmed this week so it looks fresher. Totally love the cute baby bangs my stylist gave me!! πŸ˜‰

  208. Cara says:

    KISS artificial nails are the best! very good for drugstore nails.

  209. Paula says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico, but I lived in southern California for many years (as close as you can get to living in Mexico without actually leaving the country).

  210. My beauty regimen consists of the following:

    Morning=do a quick cleanse with Caudalie Cleansing Water squeezed onto a cotton pad, mist Ole Henriksen African Red Tea mist onto my face and gently press into the skin, apply Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum while skin is still damp. Wait 15 minutes, then apply Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Daily Face Shield SPF 40

    Night=cleanse with Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser, mist African Red Tea mist onto face, press into skin, apply either Epiduo or Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (I switch off every other night) while skin is still damp.

    et voila! My skin has actually been behaving lately (knock on wood), so I’ll probably continue with this routine for a while…or at least until I am tempted to try another serum (which happens often. I am currently eyeing Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Concentrate)

  211. Chanelle says:

    I like dinosaurs! Wish there were more makeup tutorials on how to look like one. I got so excited when they did it on Face Off.

  212. Ashley Miller says:

    I am getting a haircut plus highlights for the summer very soon! Time for change!

  213. janey says:

    Summer is here! Restocking my sunscreen cache and thinking about going with something Shiseido this season.

  214. Ceci says:

    Public libraries are among the finest of institutions. I hope libraries will expand the catalog of electronic media to include magazines and periodicals.

  215. Katie says:

    Kinda stressed with studying and writing papers for this week’s finals, but at least school ends and I drive back to the Bay Area on Wednesday! Winning this would make my week πŸ™‚

  216. Shelly says:

    I want to cut my hair but I don’t know how I want to cut it so I’m putting it off for now. Anyways, thanks for the giveaway Karen! =]

  217. Terri B says:

    Reading a lot of Curious George books with my little one.

  218. Jess says:

    Free Comic Book today!! Definitely an exciting Saturday!

  219. KaylaK says:

    OMG!!! That picture of Tabs with the little hat on is precious!!! πŸ˜€

  220. christina says:

    I had to work so unfortunately I didn’t do much cinco de mayo partying, but I could definitely party it up with $50 at sephora!

  221. Lindsey says:

    I LOVE Sephora! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and hope you enjoyed your trip. Looked fun!

  222. elle says:

    I think I’ve figured out how to make my hair healthier, and I’m excited to start on this new regimen and see if it works! πŸ˜€

  223. Jasmine says:

    I wish I were in Mexico. It’s still chilly where I live, but then again I’m in Canada so not really surprised πŸ˜‰

  224. carol says:

    I would love to be in Mexico, where I live it was COLD today. Would you call me a makeup junkie if I went to an auction today with a full face of makeup????

  225. Lisa says:

    My hair is good today since I just had it done, blonde with highlighting! So today is a great hair day. I have been using the Kendi Oil from Sephora. It makes the highlighted hair not so brittle, therefore making the second day after washing hair more manageable! And that’s all we can do sometimes………..manage our hair. Aloha! Thanks for the contest.

  226. Amanda Val says:

    getting certified today as a first aider πŸ˜€
    now i know how an AED works ahaha x

  227. Jessica says:

    Happy cinco de mayo ! Getting ready for a BBQ

  228. Yvonne Gajilan says:

    I have a two year and can’t really party it up anymore so went to ulta instead! πŸ™‚ happy cinco de mayo!

  229. Jessica says:

    I did have Essie Mint Candy Apple on my nails, but after an intense day of home improvement it’s already completely ruined!

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica
    Jessica recently posted … Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense, 23 Madre Perla

  230. Deanna G. says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico.

  231. Jaa Maurer says:

    haha Tab the cat with sombrero is pretty cute !!
    I ve been to Mexican riviera on the cruise was pretty fun !!!

  232. I’ve never been to Mexico, but would love to go one day:)
    Shandi Naugle recently posted … Product Spotlight: Sue Devitt SpaComplexion Hydrating Marine Minerals Pressed Powder Face Palette in mozambique

  233. Janet says:

    Nothing beats celebrating Cinco De Mayo here in San Diego. So many activities and festivals going on in every community. The goal for today is to try NOT to eat my weight in guacamole. πŸ˜‰

  234. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Que guapo Tabs πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway! Lunch with the girls, shopping & time with the fam makes for a great day. Tomorrow’s goal is to start reading The Hunger Games. Have a great Sunday!

  235. BooBooNinja says:

    What was Tabs’ reaction when you returned?
    Where did he stay while you were away?

  236. Amanda says:

    I just graduated from college a few hours ago! πŸ˜€

  237. I’m waiting to buy some hair dye and my hair is going to be a gradient blue
    Ashleigh Walls recently posted … Superpoints Network

  238. steph b says:

    I listen to audiobooks on my commute. A good way to leave the office behind.

  239. terry says:

    3 days till my exams finish and I can finally play with my cats AHHHHHHHHHHHH=DDD

  240. jessm says:

    I love tabs’ pics! Always puts a smile on my face.

  241. Katie says:

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo a todos! I only wish that I didn’t have to explain to so many people that it’s *not* Mexican Independence Day (that’s in September!) – that’s one of the things I miss about California now that I’m in grad school in the midwest. I’m also really happy with my hair right now – I just discovered “plopping” (basically wrapping up your hair in a ball inside a tshirt while it’s wet and leaving it for a while) and my super curly hair looks really awesome.

  242. Kiran says:

    I am reading, Colin Forbes, Fury. I have never liked my hair πŸ™

  243. Caro says:

    I’m so looking forward to wearing corals, mint, and oranges this summer!

  244. Charlotte says:

    Really trying to “shop my stash” and today was definitely a no makeup day for me! Trying to use up my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer so that I can get the chantecaille just skin but it just won’t die!

  245. Mindy M. says:

    I am not at all happy with my hair

  246. sweeks1980 says:

    I just got the Zoya Blogger trio from Birchbox, and I’m planning on wearing Kate with Belle over it on my nails (when I get around to painting them).

  247. Renee says:

    Hey Karen, just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I went to Cabo San Lucas last year and it was paradise. Margaritas always taste better in Mexico.

  248. GenesisCal says:

    Hey Karen, hopefully you get around to reading my email. πŸ™‚

  249. ashley says:

    Pick me cher!

  250. Jen says:

    I have not been to Mexico! πŸ˜€

  251. Jane says:

    Tabs looks adorable, as usual. I had Mexican food and a margarita for lunch. I hope I win.

  252. Jennifer says:

    Currently wearing China Glaze Harvest Moon.

  253. Libby says:

    I’m wearing Essie Turquoise & Caicos right now.

  254. Amanda says:

    another give away! πŸ˜€
    thanks for always providing the latest and greatest beauty updates and give-aways karen!
    they make great study breaks ;D

  255. Holly says:

    Happy Cinco De Mayo! (love the cat on this page btw, made me smile)

  256. Laura says:

    I’ve just come off of acrylic nails, and my natural nails are pretty bad (to say the least). I have been using Butter London’s Horse Power nail strengthener everyday, trying to see if I can repair all this damage! Someday I will have long nails again!


  257. Missy M says:


  258. Nora says:

    One day!

  259. mrsshukra says:

    Never been to Mexico!

  260. Lori says:

    I’m using the boscia black line for my skincare regimen and if you have oily skin, it’s the BEST out there. The way it reduced my pore size is mind boggling.

  261. Elizabeth says:

    Unfortunately, no, I have never been to Mexico. And I’m not that satisfied with my hair, either – it’s long and thick but fine, and the layers have been growing out too much, so it looks lank. Time to head over to the salon…

  262. Justine says:

    Yup, I really like my hair!

  263. Grace says:

    Spending my cinco de mayo sick! Boo!

  264. Stephanie says:

    No plans to go to Mexico.

  265. Rose says:

    My husband is working tonight, but if he were home I’d ask him to make some margaritas (he’s a kitchen genius!). He zests the lime, soaks the zest, and mixes it all up. We usually drink the whole pitcher in a couple hours! Happy Cinco de Mayo πŸ™‚

  266. T.Davis says:

    Happy Cinco De Mayo to everyone!!

  267. Ris says:

    Just had an amazing homemade margarita! If only my hair were as fabulous…

  268. MelodyJ says:

    I haven’t been to Mexico but hopefully someday.


  269. Caitlin says:

    After a long hot day of moving, my hair looks horrible but I have some tasty margaritas so I think that’s a win!

  270. lisa says:

    I am currently wearing nothing on my nails..going au naturale!!

  271. Krista says:

    I am reading the Downside Ghost series by Stacia Kane.

  272. Shelby says:

    I think audiobooks are great. I haven’t really listened to any, but I do listen to a lot of podcasts, so I guess that they would be similar.

  273. Grace H says:

    Im looking for a new foundation for wedding makeup, would live the gift card πŸ™‚

  274. Abby says:

    about a year ago i decided to chop off 20 inches off of my hair and after 6 months if growing it out im getting extensions πŸ˜› i missed my long hair too much and i hated the maintenance of getting it cut every month or so

  275. C Williams says:

    Hoping I win this time.

  276. Sara says:

    I desperately need a new skin regimen. Any recommendations for adult acne prone skin? Thanks:)

  277. Morgan says:

    Hi Karen! I loved the guest blogger post today on beauty buys under $10–can’t wait to try a few out!

  278. Connie Cruz says:

    It’s Cinco de Mayo & I’m at work until 0600 tomorrow morning. Boo!

  279. Soo says:

    I haven’t liked my hair in months. it’s been really dry and limpier(?) than usual. I’ve tried more moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, but I haven’t found anything where I like the results. I cut my hair way short last summer and I’m still waiting for it to grow back, miss the length
    Soo recently posted … Jawbreaker by Pretty & Polished

  280. Happy Cinco De Mayo to u & Tabs!!

  281. Selina says:

    Currently reading Notes from Underground!

  282. Calli says:

    I used to spend every summer in Mexico! I love the beaches.

  283. Barbara says:

    Wearing Essie Mesmerize ! I love margaritas!

  284. Cathy says:

    I wish I could have tacos for Cinco de Mayo. The really good cheap ones from a taco truck.

  285. Jennifer says:

    Supermoon, baby!

  286. Kristina says:

    I think I am almost never happy with my hair, but right now it is in a transitional state so I’m extra unhappy!

  287. Christine says:

    Currently loving Hard Candy’s Walk the Line liquid eyeliner!!

  288. Sara P. says:

    The moon looks amazing tonight!

  289. Lauren says:

    I just put Revlon’s glittery gorgeousness “Sparkling” on my nails. Loving it!

  290. Stephanie says:

    Trying out Mario Badescu skin care. I miss visiting Mexico.

  291. Christy O says:

    Oh no. Now I really feel old. My feet hurt so much after walking around in sparkly heels all day.
    This may doom me to flats forever-ever-ever …

  292. Julia says:

    I am currently happy with my hair, but I wish it was longer!

  293. Grace Tong says:

    Really crossing my fingers for this!

    I watched the Avengers today and it was amazing! What was hilarious was that on my way home, I saw a Captain America and a Hulk running through the subway station! πŸ˜€ Made my day!

  294. Christine says:

    I wish I was in mexico right now ):

  295. Rozae says:

    You would think living in California my whole life, I should go to Mexico, yeah one day!

  296. Talya says:


  297. Resa says:

    I have never been to mexico because of the recent dangers :/. I will go after researching a safer location though!

  298. Mariela says:

    What kind of waterproof lip product do yall chicks use?!.. In order to keep the hue nice and fresh even after receiving a face full of kisses from thee MaNN! πŸ™‚

  299. April says:

    i want to go to mexico one day!

  300. Pam says:

    Surprisingly, I am happy with my hair currently. I’ve been spending more time blow drying/styling it but it seems to be worth the extra effort.

  301. Cristina says:

    I want this!!!

  302. Susan says:

    I’m excited to wear a new dress tomorrow! Thank god for sunny weekends πŸ™‚

  303. shusheshe says:

    I saw the super moon last night!

  304. Maggie says:

    I’m spending the weekend cleaning which I’m loving! It’s 3:18am & I’m taking a break from sorting my book cases. I LOVE a good clear out!

  305. Melissa says:

    I’ve been to Mexico several times…Guanajuato, Mexico…to visit family. I’d love to go to Cancun some day though.

  306. Bonnie says:

    I’ve been to Mexico twice: once on a cruise, and a second time on a mission trip.

  307. Agata says:

    Not really happy with my hair right now, almost time to get it colored but I am looking for a new hair colorist. On my nails I am wearing China Glaze Electric Beat in blue from Electropop collection. Have a great weekend Karen!

  308. chunyi says:

    Currently im stuck in a rut about my image. I’ve seem to have lost a lot of confidence in myself, I cant remember the last time I was confident about my image.

  309. MJ says:

    Strangely enough, I live in SD, but I’ve never been to Mexico. ^^;

  310. PauliGirl says:

    I need to get a pedicure!

  311. Maureen says:

    I have never been to Mexico but would love to visit someday.

  312. Melessa says:

    ehh. my hairs really long. a little past my waist. sometimes i like it, other times i want to cut it (not short but normal long, like more around the boobs), but then im too afraid ill miss my long hair lol…..Ready Player One! – 80s nostalgia and video games n such. adventure. romance. mystery. fun.

    and that sombrero wearing mariachi Tabs is freakin adorable!!

  313. layla says:

    never been to mexico, but would love to one day! πŸ™‚

  314. Melessa says:

    LOL you chose the perfect face for him, too cute!

  315. Ellie says:

    Yesterday I went swimming at the pool. It felt great. Today I’m just going to stay home, paint my nails and listen to music.

  316. Colleen says:

    We celebrated by drinking Tequila yesterday. Lots and lots of it. Sephora sells anti-puffy eye stuff, right?

  317. Kaprice says:

    I’m thinking About getting pink highlights…. But worried it may be too out there for me πŸ™

  318. Caitie says:

    I was in Mexico once, when I was about 14-15 πŸ™‚

  319. natalia says:

    I have never been in Mexico πŸ™

  320. Kristie says:

    My hairdresser just taught me how to style my bangs properly so now I like them!

  321. Kelsey says:

    Have you ever been to Mexico?
    No, and given how dangerous it is now for Americans to travel there, I don’t think that I ever will!

    Are you currently happy with your hair?
    I am, actually. I just recently got about a foot cut off (it was down to my waist) and it is so much healthier and easier to take care of now. Plus, I started sing the Yes To Cucumbers shampoo and conditioner, both of which my hair LOVES.

    What are you wearing on your nails?
    Fingernails, nothing. Toenails, Orly Peacock.

    Describe your skincare regimen.
    Wash with cleanser in the morning, spot treat zits with Neutrogena On The Spot gel, and wash with Proactiv cleanser at night.

    Are you reading anything good?
    I just finished the 3rd book in the WICKED series, and it was very good! Moving on to the 4th book later today.

    How do you feel about audio books?
    They’re OK, like for long car rides, but I prefer to read real books myself.

  322. Lexi says:

    big love to you and your employer πŸ™‚

  323. Kathryn says:

    We’ve had some good audio books for rad trips to Florida, but also some bad ones that we just had to turn off

  324. Alycia says:

    Did your not sleeping well have anything to do with the Super Moon? I have this high window in my bedroom without a curtain and for the last two nights , the moon has shone right in my eyes like a bright flashlight!!

  325. Sue C. says:

    Hope you had a great Cinco De Mayo! I’m so distracted by Tabs and his hat. Now I’m wondering if the cats in Mexico have an accent when they meow. Can a cat be bi-lingual? My mom has a can named Minou (the French word for cat) and she walks around like she’s a French princess and her meow is a little different than the other cats >^..^

  326. Shana says:

    I love Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!!!

  327. Rosemary says:

    i’ve never been to Mexico, i’m wearing pedal faster suzi from opi currently and i really like the Matched series and Eve πŸ™‚ have a great day karen!

  328. Mylie says:

    I’m currently wearing Illamasqua’s Purity nailpolish! πŸ™‚

  329. Monika says:

    Love chanels holiday polish! I just cut my hair and it feels so fresh and liberating…

  330. Carissa says:

    i loved reading about your kauai trip, since i am going to that island in june! can’t wait!

  331. Sarah says:

    Currently wearing Revlon Blue Lagoon on nails and Essie Lilacism on toes.

  332. Jasmine says:

    My black kitty will not stop following me around today! Attention seeking!

  333. Alix says:

    Never been to Mexico, but if I went, I’d want to visit all the ancient ruins!

  334. Maya says:

    Yay for giveaway! πŸ˜€

  335. Sheila says:

    Love Mexico! wearing zoya marina on tips, and excited to try the new opi spiderman chanel peridot dupe tonight!

  336. Lars says:

    I’m going to Mexico at the end of the month! Yay!!

  337. lauretta says:

    I wish I had a coronita yesterday!

  338. Amy Z says:

    I’ve only been to Cancun as part of a cruise—wish I could have gotten a more authentic taste of the culture!

  339. Sara says:

    We celebrated my dad’s birthday and had a Mexican fiest for him.

  340. aubrie says:

    I am gonna paint my nails after I fold laundry. Thinking about using OPI Meep Meep Meep. I’m bored with all my polishes right now though.

  341. Lydia says:

    I have been to Mexico and I loved it!

  342. Darlene says:

    Beautiful moon last night and such gorgeous weather we are having. I love it!

  343. Amy says:

    I am happy with my hair, it’s finally getting to a nice long length after I chopped it off last year.

  344. melissa says:

    I had tacos for 5 de mayo!!!

  345. Liz says:

    I love peter thomas roth instant mineral sunscreen. Its a convenient portable powder with spf, and it makes my skin looks so smooth!

  346. Vnssa906 says:

    Oh cinco de mayo! Too much tequila, not enough guacamole!

    Xxxo, Vanessa

  347. Cristy says:

    My Hometown it’s Baja Mexico!!!
    Great to read the good feelings about it…
    Now I live in USA but it’s so close to the border…
    I went to Cancún, Playa del Carme and Chichen Itza for my honeymoon!! Fabuloso!

  348. Jessica says:

    Hope you had a fabulous vacation!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  349. Elin LLB says:

    I’m Mexican! I should win this, right? πŸ˜‰

  350. lauren n. says:

    i love your blog! πŸ™‚

  351. Amanda says:

    I’ve never been to mexico…I’d love to go one day!

  352. Helen says:

    I have been reading your beauty blog for as long as I realized beauty blogs even existed — Thanks for the helpful reviews! – Btw, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is beautiful they have gorgeous resorts & if you ever make it out to Poza Rica, Vera Cruz you need to check out El Tajin and Los Voladores (Papantla) – but you’re going to need to take something for your hair for the humidity because it is killer!

  353. Shannon S says:

    I love Hawaii! I’m so glad you got to go back (and of course that you shared pics with us!). I have been to two or three of the islands, but not the one you went to so it was nice seeing that island!

  354. Kat says:

    Still waiting for my manicure to dry – I’ve forgotten how long it takes without Seche Vite -.-

  355. Liz says:

    I’m planning to change my hairstyle next week with a new stylist!

  356. Ann says:

    Sunday is manicure day, so I’ll be sporting something new soon.

  357. Christine says:

    Not reading anything good right now, any suggestions :P?

  358. John says:

    happy Cinco De Hangover…UGH!

  359. Libby says:

    I can’t believe it’s Sunday. I’m going to just curl up in bed and read a book πŸ™‚

  360. dovey says:

    Thanks Karen! I’m on a road trip now πŸ™‚

  361. Joe says:

    Race is on

  362. Sandy says:

    I am in heaven — the JC Penney store on my commute just opened a Sephora mini-store and it is bee-yoo-tee-full!!! So I would love to have some play money…

    I just took my Miata out of storage after a very long Vermont winter (haven’t driven it since before Hurricane Irene destroyed our roads in August 2011) so now I feel like summer is on its way.

    Thanks for the opps, Karen! Hi to Tabs from Sophie.

  363. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I really don’t like my hair. It’s so coarse and dry. I always just end up throwing it up in a bun.

  364. Mandy says:

    Just returned from an amazing month long trip to India and planning to write a blog about it.

  365. Inday says:

    My sister had a beautiful baby boy on Friday night! Yay!

  366. Margaret Imecs says:

    I need a new haircut!

  367. Sam says:

    I started reading hunger games. Up to the third one.

  368. JMay says:

    I need a haircut!

  369. eight says:

    I’m just wearing Orly’s Nail Defense. Trying to get my nails in tip-top shape for my trip to Toronto next month.

  370. Elena says:

    I need a new hair cut for summer. Thank you for the giveaway!

  371. Marjie says:

    I’ve never been to Mexico but would love to go someday. My nails are bare right now but I just bought a new fuschia glitter polish from Orly called Bubbly Bombshell that I am going to use next.

  372. deyna says:

    crazy how the same day i find your blog is the LAST day of this giveaway. *finger crossed i win*
    hope to see more from you.

  373. Grace says:

    Happy cinco de mayo!

  374. julie says:

    Hope you had a great vacay! I am wearing rescue beauty lounge aqua lily on my tips and toes and love it!

  375. Wendy says:

    Hi Karen!

    Hope you had a festive Cinco de Mayo!

    Bought a new hydrating shampoo/conditioner by Euphora at my local salon. I hate them and returning asap.

  376. Christina says:

    Oh boy, I’m not currently happy with my hair. It’s at the in-between stage since growing it out, then donating to Locks of Love and now growing it out again. I think I need a new haircut in order to style it in some way.

  377. Michelle says:

    I’m wearing OPI Cajun Shrimp on my nails!

  378. Anna says:

    IÒ€ℒve been to mexico and loved it!

  379. Karen T says:

    Saw The Avengers this weekend. DEAD. It was so good!!

  380. Michelle says:

    just did my nails! forever 21 nail polish isn’t too bad! happy cinco de mayo πŸ˜€

  381. happyhubbs says:

    Im loving my instant artificials base coat

  382. Angela says:

    Thanks for sharing your pics from your vacation. They were lovely!!

    I also thought it was so sweet of you to feed the hotel cats!

  383. MMM says:

    I need some new skin care items.

  384. Karen M. says:

    Had a great weekend!

  385. Katrina says:

    I currently have bare nails. I’m on vacation and didn’t want to deal with it. However I did splurge and got an awesome pedi before I left with CND Shellac.

  386. Riley says:

    Thank you to all of the guest bloggers!

    Thank you Karen for introducing us to new bloggers who are Women of Color!

  387. Lily N says:

    I’m pretty happy with my hair. There’s a bunch of split ends, though, but I’m still pretty satisfied with how it is now.

  388. Tiffany says:

    I always want to buy more makeup brushes but I already have more than 50!

    Why are makeup addictions so expensive?

  389. Vanessa says:

    I just got a mani & pedi! Been so long since I spoiled myself πŸ˜€

  390. Amber says:

    I’m kind of obsessed with Milani these days. Everything from the spring/summer collections has been amazing!

  391. jane says:

    i saw the avengers and i loved it! πŸ˜€

  392. chibicheeks says:

    I’ve only been to Mexico once when I was really young, so I don’t remember it at all πŸ™

  393. Toby says:

    My hair is currently super dry, & I’m trying to grow it out from a short cut, so it looks awful. πŸ™

  394. Jenn says:

    Just got back from a weekend getaway in sf. Now it feels kind of like the day after Christmas. lol.

  395. Laura H says:

    I went on vacation to Mexico when I was a kid. It was awesome !

  396. laura says:

    I have been to Mexico a few times and loved it! I need to get away again soon!

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