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Yesterday, I was digging through some old CDs at home when I came across an oldie but a goodie. Remember Version 2.0 by Garbage?


I remember buying it on a whim one day right after it came out. It must have been around 1998. I was in my last quarter in college, and I’d listen to it every day while I did my homework.

Brings back memories… That was a very exciting time filled with promise, but also some nervous uncertainty. I was almost finished with school and itching to move back to the Bay Area from Davis, but I was getting ready to leave something familiar (school) to enter the next phase of my life — or what my parents referred to as “the real world.”

The last time I listened to this CD was probably 10 years ago, and man! — it’s still great. Yesterday when Temptation Waits and Push It kicked in, I couldn’t believe I still remembered all of the words.

Did anyone else secretly want to be Shirley Manson? She seems like such an @ss kicker. An @ss kicker in red lipstick and smokey eyes!

Speaking of makeup, itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Saturday! Which means it’s time for you know what.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Alyse! Congratulations, Alyse! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. C Williams says:

    This time I am gonna win in Jesus name!!!

  2. Lydia says:

    I love doing bold red lips!

  3. Deanna G. says:

    I’ve never had red hair but I’ve had pink hair! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Neela says:

    I’m currently touching up my henna dyed red hair with more henna. Roots suck!

  5. Larie says:

    I’m listening to Lifehouse’s first album today – that one definitely reminds me of high school!

  6. corallista says:

    I’ve had a tiring week house hunting for the first time but I finally found a lovely little place! So excited to furnish and decorate it. Hope your week was good Karen, have a good weekend!
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  7. Amanda G says:

    Favorite red lipstick of all time is a tie between MAC Red and Russian Red, depending on the situation. I lean towards preferring Russian Red, but it just can’t be adapted for casual daytime as well as MAC Red can.

    And yes, I’ve had red hair. And copper. And black. And espresso. And chocolate. And bright golden blonde. And dishwater blonde. And auburn. And… yeah.

    • buckycatt says:

      I just discovered MAC red & it’s perfect for my porcelain complexion. The red of the spring for me.

      • Amanda G says:

        I’m porcelain, too! And with my hair short and dark right now, I swear I look like Snow White when I wear MAC Red!

  8. Alexis D. says:

    The last time I did a bold Red lip and Smokey eye was for Halloween. I was a rocker in all red and black :3. I looked silly but that was the point since I was going out to Par-tay :D. Best part was when I was waiting in line for the restroom and a drunk girl in front of me asks, “Are you a hooker?” Hahahaha Gotta love freshman year

  9. Carolyn N. says:

    Unfortunately I don’t think red ANYTHING works on me. ๐Ÿ™

  10. Rachel says:

    I tried on ten lipsticks for absolutely no reason and broke one. It was kinda funny.

  11. Yesenia says:

    Just made beef and gravy and it came out horrible:(, but atleast the east coast weather is bea-uti- FUL :D!!!

  12. KPrice says:

    I love Shirley Manson. It’s so odd that you bring up their cd when I was just talking about Garbage the other day. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway – have a good weekend!

  13. Mary says:

    I’m still on the hunt for my perfect red lipstick.

  14. Jennie says:

    Dying to try some of the new summer Chanel colors you’ve been swatching!

  15. lisa brown says:

    I hope everyone had a fun-filled weekend!

  16. Geri Manalo says:

    My fave red lipstick is MAC’s Ruby Woo!

  17. Denisse says:

    Never wore red lipstick, maybe I should give it a try one day… Have a fun, happy weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Taryn says:

    I’m new to your blog and I sure am having fun looking through your archives!

  19. Joanna says:

    I love Mac Ruby Woo and I have indeed rocked red ombre hair. I wasn’t to daring to go all red ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Laura H says:

    I love bold red lips, but I haven’t found a have red lippie yet !

  21. buckycatt says:

    My cat Maggie is 15 & even though she eats just fine she is getting very skinny. I worry! I am glad Tabs is still young and healthy. Having a jammie day but still have MAC lip gelee in Slicker Pink on. It’s more peachy than pinky. Happy weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. katie says:

    my cats are fighting over who gets to lay on a grocery bag that’s on the floor. it’s a grocery bag! the whole couch is available!

  23. Katie-Jean says:

    The only time I had red hair was when I was in high school and I used Sun-In in my hair. I thought that it would turn it blond. Turns out, I have a lot of red undertones in my hair. It wasn’t exactly red, but it wasn’t blond either!!

  24. Amy D. says:

    I should be studying for a biology exam, but here I am googling corgi pictures. oops.

  25. Kate says:

    I have done a smoky eye with a bold red lip! Not often but I love a soft navy smoky eye with a matte brick-red lip (NARS Shanghai Express). If you keep the lip nice and soft with no hard edges and really blend out the eye, it can work.

  26. Chelsey says:

    I’ve had red highlights.. I miss those days. It was bright too. I may have to do that again ๐Ÿ˜›

  27. Libby says:

    I’m a natural blonde but I am consistently jealous of natural redheads. Someday I’ll get the nerve to dye my hair red!

  28. Megan says:

    I heard Garbageis coming out with a new cd!

  29. Susan says:

    i love bold red lips with smokey eyes!

  30. Jerrica L says:

    I’m going to dye my hair dark red in August~ ty

  31. Avery says:

    I used to be super blonde but am now more dirty blonde…the curse of most blondes

  32. Toni says:

    I spent a couple of hours at sephora yesterday. Oh how i love that place!

  33. Stephanie Y says:

    I never do smokey hooded eyes make it difficult.

  34. Roxanne says:

    After today, it will be 3 days off for me!!! That means I can finally see the Avengers!!

  35. bin du says:

    loving the nice weather we’ve been having recently. It’s been cold/rainy for far too long! Been wearing re-freshmint by CG on my nails and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, it almost looks slightly neon on my nails!

  36. Annie says:

    This is the perfect timing for a Sephora gift card, as I am conveniently going to Sephora on thursday =)

  37. Amber says:

    Shirley Manson still rocks! I haven’t done a bold red hair look but I’ve wanted too.

  38. Kellie says:

    I have always loved Shirley Manson from Garbage. Yes, I secretly wanted to be here when I was listening to version 2.0 my freshman year of high school. I actually did dye my hair a fire engine truck red around that time. I have not had the guts to go back to it since! Brings back memories!!!

  39. Polly Wu says:

    I love doing a tinted red lip. I’m not brave enough to go full on red though. Love you blog!

  40. Theresa says:

    I never had red hair but I did have blue :). Fun times hehehe.

  41. onegreatsmile says:

    Red, red, I love red. Angry color? No way. HOT HOT HOT! No matter who you are, it’s va-va-VOOM!

  42. KarenR says:

    Love a lighter natural makeup look …. Taupe wash on eyelids, plenty of black mascara and a sheer lippy…it’s my “go-to-never-fail-look” ๐Ÿ™‚ my fav was Pearl Jam’s Ten…girl I wore that cd OUT ya hear!!! Lol…. KarenR

  43. Michelle says:

    I have red highlights right now!

  44. Ariel says:

    My throwback song that I’ve been listening to is Mariah Carey’s Heartbreaker, featuring Jay-Z. The video is hilarious to look back at now, but it’s still just so catchy!!!

  45. Nicole says:

    YAY for Sephora’s gift card! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Jasmine says:

    Well the other day I was in my friend’s car and shake that by Eminem and Nate Dogg came on. Well it reminded us of prom, I know classy right. That was six years ago. I can’t believe how fast time flies.

  47. Megan says:

    I’ve dyed my hair red before, several different shades at different times. The most intense was this one by Feria. A month later and I was still washing color out.

  48. Sophie says:

    Never tried bold lips because I’m so fair, I thought it would overwhelm me. But I’d love to try it!!

  49. Alison says:

    Garbage! Gonna see them at the SB Bowl soon. My college days were all about Ben Harper and Ani DiFranco!!

  50. heather says:

    never dyed my hair before – red would be cool, but i’ve always dreamt of bubblegum pink ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Sheila says:

    loved Garbage! “Special” was one of my favorite songs for a while after dating a slew of losers. Also love red hair (though my naturally black hair is currently dyed a golden brown and i am loving it).

  52. Alison says:

    I’ve always dreamed of being a singer in a rock band. Don’t know if it will ever actually happen, though…

  53. Lulu says:

    I’m on break so I’ve been waking up around 2pm everyday… need to fix my schedule haha! It was painful waking up at even just 12 today ๐Ÿ™

  54. Annie Yun says:

    Hello! I like doing a bold red lip, very simple neutral eyes and a high tip bun!

  55. Adia says:

    smokey eyes is my all time favorite!
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  56. Sam says:

    I LOVE red lips. I know some people really hate them but I love how they look on my skin!

  57. PS says:

    Loved Garbage back in the day! I remember I brought a CD to work and was listening to it and an older co-worker came by desk and asked me what I was listening to and I said “Garbage”. He looked at me funny, like huh? Had no clue that Garbage was a band! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    God that brings back memories!

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  58. Step says:

    I tried to get red hair in middle school, but my natural color is so dark that it came out sort of purple. Oops.

  59. Jaymie says:

    I’ve had red highlights and loved them but they faded so fast! Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I haven’t been brave enough to wear a red bold lip. Hopefully I’ll muster up the courage and confidence to do it one day. I do have NYX’s Snow White as my lip color when I’m ready to do so ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. E. says:

    I was definitely into Garbage – that was also around the time that I was really into the Smashing Pumpkins!

  61. Vicki says:

    I used to have fire engine red hair. Sometimes I miss it, but not the upkeep!

  62. colleen boudreau says:

    I’ve never worn red lips before, i would like to but it makes me nervous lol.

  63. Angel says:

    Russian Red is definitely my favourite bold red lipstick!!

  64. Stephanie C. says:

    I love nude lips and smokey eyes~ It’s hard to wear a smokey look everyday though.

  65. Xero says:

    I really wish I could sing, but I don’t have money for lessons.

  66. Juhye says:

    Just received a new ring in the mail today! So pretty!

  67. Crystal says:

    It’s a beautiful day in Virginia ! รขหœโ‚ฌ

  68. Heidi says:

    Huge Garbage fan here. Saw them in concert in San Francisco about 10 years ago. Amazing!

  69. Julie says:

    I love Garbage! Shirley Manson has a beautiful voice.

  70. Mimi Nguyen says:

    I can’t wait for summer!!

  71. Tara says:

    Looking forward to Mother’s Day tomorrow. No cooking. Yeah!

  72. Yukari says:

    I don’t have any red. I love it on others but can’t seem to pull off the bold look myself

  73. Chloe says:

    hope to win!!

  74. Laura says:

    I love red lips!! Its my signature look, I have10 different red lipsticks and 6 lip stains. I’m obsessed!! I also died my hair red when I was 16 and I had it like that for like 2 years. It is definitely one of my favorite colours!!

  75. Terri B says:

    I listened to tons of mix tapes while in college so I could keep up on what my friends all around the country were listening to at their schools. Lots of dance music and grunge. (And yes, we had cassette tapes back then : ).

  76. Lucas says:

    Deftones is great! A song that reminds me of high school is Back to School by Deftones, it is great! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  77. Christine says:

    Can’t wait to hit up the pool this summer!

  78. Michelle says:

    I love Garbage! An album that is very college for me is Death Cab for Cutie’s “Transatlanticism.” Love Ben Gibbard.

  79. Joyce says:

    I’ve been testing out some setting powders, including ones from Becca, Dior and Burberry and I just love their packaging. They look so luxuriously. I can’t stop looking at them.

  80. Gina G says:

    No doubt tragic kingdom = Freshman year of high school. My girl friend and I would paint our nails after school blaring that album on repeat. Her brothers where not impressed.

  81. laura says:

    i always dreamed of starting a rock band in my garage in my middle and high school years, i wished i took those guitar lessons to heart and practiced diligently…

  82. LauraA says:

    Garbage? Oh yes indeedy I wanted to be Shirley Manson. I love her voice–so lush. Years ago, I bought a bootleg CD of one of the Euro gigs, and it is fabulous. She interacts with the crowd so very, very well.

    BTW, great Sephora graphic with this particular post. I like the color-changing shadow circles.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

  83. elle says:

    I’m still looking for a good red lipstick…

  84. Christine says:

    I love Garbage! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Lily says:

    I love your blog! And I would love to be the lead singer of some band, but I can’t actually see that happening…

  86. Sasha L. says:

    I am in love with two new nail polish, OPI’s new york city ballet collection’s my point exactly and Essie’s Matte like you Matte top coat!!

  87. I LOVED Garbage as a teen! Great giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Yup, I had bright stop-sign red hair…for one day. Then I went back to the salon that did it and asked them to dye it all jet black. ๐Ÿ˜› The really bright red totally didn’t suit me.
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  89. Alyse says:

    Graduating from business and law school tomorrow, woot woot!! (I know, I know, doesn’t sound professional. But it has been four years in the works, so I deserve a few woots!)

  90. Mandy says:

    Just returned from an amazing trip to India!

  91. Sharlyn says:

    I love bold lips such as morange, girl about town,

  92. Krista says:

    I am so ready for summer!

  93. Kristen says:

    My favorite cream eyeshadow is the maybelline 24hr tattoo in bad to the bronze.

  94. Chelsea says:

    I’m a natural redhead, it’s the best! I love bold red lipstick (Revlon’s Matte lipstick in Really Red is amazing!), but smoky eyes look awful on me. It’s just not my style, I’d rather of neutral or cat eyes.

  95. JSN says:

    My Saturday so far… started with an hour of zumba-followed by a delicious cup of Iced Coffee from Starbucks ๐Ÿ™‚ woop-woop! love your blog

  96. Jody says:

    The weather is beautiful today. I love it!

  97. Amy Chamberlain says:

    I need a Sephora makeover badly!!!

  98. aclearcutsign says:

    I actually like the look of red lips with a smoky eye if done right. It’s very…French and glamorous!

  99. Zoey says:

    I can’t sing at all!

  100. Justine says:

    The “Graduation (Friends Forever)” single (2000) by Vitamin C seems to be a perennial favorite for high school graduation. Somehow, it seems too juvenile for college graduation.

  101. Melissa says:

    I’m pretty old but the album that reminds me of high school is In Through the Out Door by Led Zeppelin. I think it came out in 1978 or 1979.

  102. Rachel B. says:

    Funny you mentioned red hair. I have actually been contemplating on that color for my hair! Though, not red per se, rather within the red family. Hmmm, should I?

  103. Anna says:

    I donรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt have any red. I canรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt seem to pull off the look

  104. Chris25 says:

    I bought Version 2.0 in 2003. I idolized Shirley when I was in high school, and I loved her makeup. She didn’t give a fig what other people thought. She wore what she wanted to wear.

  105. AG says:

    The only time I’ve had red hair was when I tried giving myself a dye job with a Lush henna bar. It turned out subtle and nice (red highlights when my hair caught the light) but I was scrubbing henna out of my bathroom grout for weeks afterward!

  106. Kathrin says:

    I was wondering… has Tabs ever been in love? รขโ„ขยฅ

  107. Lucy says:

    I want to try a strawberry blonde/red ombre!

  108. Yuri says:

    I Don’t know if I’m too young or I’be living under a rock but I don’t know who Garbage is

  109. Anitacska says:

    I do smokey eyes and red lips sometimes. Mostly I try to do one or the other. But the rules are there to be broken. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  110. Carly says:

    I have an unhealthy obsession with skin toned nudes, but I love me a good classic red. ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Tammy says:

    I’d be a terrible lead singer in a rock band.

    I’d be terrible doing anything in any kind of band. Terrible!

  112. Cindy G says:

    Hi Karen, hope you and all your readers have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. jane says:

    hi karen,

    i really enjoyed your posts about hawaii. i want to visit eventually ๐Ÿ˜€

  114. Christina says:

    Davis is looking pretty shiny to me!

  115. Melissa says:

    I’ve dyed my hair red a few different times. I love how it looks on me but I hate having to touch it up every month. So for now I’m happy rockin my natural dark brown hair. I also love red lips. I like reds that have a bit of pink/berry in it.

  116. Carol says:

    I’ve never had truly red hair. I have black hair and I’d probably have to bleach it first for the red to take, and that’s a little too scary for me. The closest I’ve come was using a dark auburn dye on my hair. My hair pretty much stayed black but in direct sunlight it gave my hair some subtle reddish highlights that didn’t look too unnatural.

  117. Nicole says:

    I’ve never really had a desire to dye my hair.

  118. Gummy says:

    My new fav lip color is my YSL glossy stain in #7! I tend to stick to certain colors, like a rosy, sometimes light berry-ish color (think Nars Dolce Vita, which I LOVE 6_^), but decided to stick it out and try a coral-ly color cuz it was so pretty. And I couldn’t resist it. And I love it! =D I am a braver person now. ^_^

  119. Casey says:

    If I ever was to dye my hair, I’d go redder, but luckily I’m fortunate to have strawberry blonde hair with brighter red natural streaks at my hairline! I call them my “Rogue Stripes” (like X-men’s Rogue lol) and they always lead people to ask where I get my hair colored ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. Rie Maeda says:

    i’ve always wanted red hair..

  121. bruna louise says:
  122. Mirjana says:

    So cool!!!!!!

  123. woo jin says:

    I’m trying to lose weight for summer!!

  124. Emma says:

    AMAZING giveway! I wish I could pull off smokey eyes and red lips. I always tell myself that I can and I will look like Angelina Jolie in The Tourist but I just look like a dolly lol!

  125. Chanice D. says:

    Well I would LOVE to take a dare and dye my hair some red tone color! I have never had any color other than my natural brown, well not since highschool when we all used that “Sun-In” stuff!! LOL

  126. Nikki says:

    Never had red hair, but I did have a “secret pocket ” of green and blue streaks

  127. Wynell says:

    Mac Ruby Woo

  128. Amanda says:

    Love red hair with red lips!

  129. Yao says:

    It’s starting to feel like summer in NYC, which is nice but also means more smeared make-up for me. Boo.

  130. Karen K says:

    My favorite red lipstick of all time is, of course, discontinued. Bobbi Brown Ruby Stain. I do have two back ups though. After that I shall be full of dispair.

  131. Kass says:

    Red lips feels so weird to me!

  132. Nora says:

    I need to see the avengers again!

  133. Summer says:

    I have never been able to do a smoky eye and it look good.

  134. Tania says:

    One time when I was in high school, my mom decided to dye my hair lighter brown, since I have dark brown. well, the color turned bright orange. It was horrible and i was mortified going back to school like that.

  135. Bel says:

    Hello Karen! Have you tried the seen the new Revlon kissable balm stains that are out? I bought one in Honey and I LOVE it.

  136. Katherine says:

    I’m moving from Houston to Vancouver, Canada in 3 weeks. My life is crazy right now. I can’t wait to feel settled again.

  137. coral is my color of love at this moment mainly on my lips and and as a blusher

  138. janey says:

    I have done smokey eyes with red lips before — I rather like it when I’m not very tan and more porcelain, as it is more dramatic with my dark hair. My fave red lip comes from the Chanel Glossimer Spark. It never fails me.

  139. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ I like red lips. It makes you feel fierce!

  140. Kate & Zena says:

    I get to order my ModCloth stuff today! Yay!

  141. Stacey says:

    i made homemade hamburgers today and am grilling them MYSELF.

  142. Marian says:

    I had red hair for most of my life….auburn, that is. My natural color was brunette. Now, I’m white as snow!

  143. aubrie says:

    I’ve never done a bold red lip, I’m too chicken

  144. Angela says:

    I love red lipstick! It’s all I wear. I got that habit from my Grandmother. I miss her terribly!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!!

  145. Zhar says:

    I’m not cool enough to rock bright red hair. Not a fan of lipstick in general but I like Revlons lipbutter in Red Velvet

  146. Courtni says:

    My boyfriend absolutely hates red lipstick, and I wear just to get under his skin ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. I spent my whole afternoon/early evening taking a whole bunch of pictures! I was SO hungry at the end, but now I have pictures to last me several posts so wheeee

  148. Jane says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Going to a bachelorette party of this gorgeous day

  149. Steph says:

    I had red hair at one time. I loved it! I’m back to my natural dark brown. I’d love to try blonde, though ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. mai says:

    Sister’s baby shower today – can’t wait to see all my cousins again!

  151. Zmama says:

    This would make my mothers day! Happy weekend!

  152. Y. says:

    the most i’ve ever done was subtle smoky eyes, (not too dark) with a berry red lip gloss
    but im too scared of a bright red lip or strong dark smoky eyes!

  153. Missy Narrance says:

    I’d never be able to afford this. Thanks for the opportunity. ๐Ÿ™‚

  154. Denielle Cherie says:

    Ruby Woo is my red lipstick of choice.

  155. Ashley Miller says:

    I can’t wait for summer to wear bold lips!

  156. Brooke says:

    I’m a natural redhead (more strawberry blondeish), but I have been dying my hair all various colors of red since I was 13. However, just recently did I “break” the “myth” for myself that redheads can’t wear red lipstick. You just have to find the right one! After years of trying red lips and them not quite looking “right,” I finally found Laura Mercier’s Mistress. LOVE it, and it’s the red they use on Joan Holloway in Mad Men, so that’s an added perk! ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Isabel says:

    I think red lips look really elegant, but I feel too meek to be able to properly pull it off..
    i have started wearing more colors for my eyes- like light purples or soft pinks…

  158. katrina says:

    I am obsessed with braiding hair!! Right now I am teaching myself to do a five strand french braid ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. I sometimes like listening to old No Doubt CDs – throws me right back to high school ๐Ÿ˜‰

  160. Agata says:

    I have never worn a red lipstick, maybe when I was like 7 playing with my mom’s make up ๐Ÿ™‚ Red only works on nails for me!

  161. Anna says:

    Craving fluffy pancakes from the North Star cafe.

  162. MJ says:

    Mariah Carey’s Butterfly album always takes me back to middle school and the early years of my relationship with my boyfriend

  163. Tiffanie says:

    Any late ’90s Morissette song takes me back to high school.

  164. Letitia says:

    This would be the perfect Mothers’ Day gift!

  165. Amy Z says:

    Still looking for the perfect red for my sometimes-ashy-yet-tan Asian skin, anyone have suggestions?

  166. Grace says:

    I absolutely live MAC’s hug me lipstick! I’m all out ๐Ÿ™

  167. Chloe says:

    I Love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. rosa says:

    It’s a beautiful day!! Love your blog!

  169. Caitlin says:

    I can’t wait to try my Guerlain sample lipstick from Sephora! Should be here by Tuesday.

  170. Emily says:

    I would love to use this gift card for the Naked 2 palette! I’ve been dreamin of owning it for months!

  171. Coral says:

    Today is my last day of vacation and I refuse to acknowledge it.

  172. Sadhana says:

    I would love to rock a bold lip….but I am a coward, haha

  173. Mary says:

    Right now, I have a truly lovely shade of blue in my hair, and I am currently anxiously awaiting my very first Birchbox.

  174. kalcedon says:

    I’ve never had red hair. I may do a darker, warmer-browner version sometime, though.

  175. Elizabeth says:

    I loved Garbage and their albums! I have also heard they’re coming out with a new album.

  176. Lacey J. says:

    I love your site. I’ve just recently found it within the last month or two and I already have compiled a list of products I want to try. I’ve always envied Shirley Manson and thought oh wonderful it would be if I could pull of smokey eyes and red lips like that. I’ve even considered dying my hair red, but alas… I am just not as awesome as she. My holy grail red lipstick is Nars Mascate! It is so vampy. I love it but hardly wear it because there are very few days I feel that intense! lol

  177. Amy P says:

    Perfect mother’s day gift ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. Elaine says:

    I’m looking into buying a blonde and pink wig so I can rock a crazy hairstyle without permanent commitment ๐Ÿ™‚

  179. Mary Katharine says:

    I love a bold lip, but for me I have to put on a perfect foundation, or my whole face looks splotchy!

  180. Hillary says:

    I love Shirley Manson. I saw Garbage in concert circa ’96 and her style totally changed my style from then on. I’ve seen Garbage about 5 times since then. They put on a great show.

  181. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Immortals DVD now!

  182. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    right now I have brown hair with red highlights. I love a bold lip! I usually go light on the eyeshadow when I do it.

  183. Tran says:

    I’ve never actually tried red lips yet! I usually do my smokey eyes with a muted lip

  184. Jenny says:

    Yeah, I’m actually in my red hair phase right now. It’s not too red – more of a dark burgundy. Blends with my natural dark brown pretty well. Just gives it a nice tint. I don’t think I could ever go crazy flamin red though. Not my style. Anyway, hope you’re having a good one!

  185. Nina T says:

    Love bold red lips and smoky eyes especially date nights with hubby!!!

  186. Kayla says:

    I usually prefer lip stains or just simple lip balm… But when I am in the mood for a red lipstick, I go for MAC Russian Red. And I have no problem pairing it with dramatic eyes :] I’m never one for a smokey eye but I do like to do a more dramatic pin-up look, with a really heavy wing.

  187. Vnssa906 says:

    Isn’t the mind awesome! We can remember lyrics from way back when but cant remember if I need milk lol

  188. Toby says:

    I haven’t listened to much Garbage, but Shirley Manson was amazing in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I’m still in mourning over that show.

  189. Let says:

    My favorite red is Fyrinnae Sweetest Poison. It’s not a lipstick, but also not a lipgloss ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. laurie says:

    Contest aside, I really do LOVE reading your blog!

  191. sweeks1980 says:

    I love Clinique’s Angel Red lipstick. It is what I like to think of as 1940s Hollywood red ๐Ÿ™‚

  192. Jess says:

    Music that reminds me of school: BACKSTREET BOYS!!!

  193. GenesisCal says:

    I’m too much of a wimp to wear red lipstick

  194. Petunia says:

    having a tough time- maybe i need a new lippie!

    (it always helps, some)

  195. elia says:

    I love Shirley’s style, my friend and I love singing…”I’m only happy when it rains…im only happy when itscold outside…” and red lips are nice but hard to find the right shade. For yourself!

  196. Stephanie Fraval says:

    I love Tabs.

  197. Jenn says:

    I FINALLY tried the chai latte from Panera that you recommended in a blog posts months (or possibly even years) ago. DELICOUSNESS!!!

  198. Audrey says:

    I’ve never had red hair, but I want to! Karen Gillan from Doctor Who has the most GORGEOUS red hair (well, and gorgeous everything else too). She and Christina Hendricks really make me wish I was a redhead!

  199. Laura says:

    I love rocking a red lip! My favorite shade is Box by Illamasqua, and it’s flattering on any skin tone. Just such a classic red.

  200. Rho says:

    The closest I came to dying my hair red was a rinse called Black Cherry. It only looked reddish in the sunlight. I’m too fickle about my hair to commit to permanent color lol

  201. Ellis Red would probably be my favorite, although I do have my eye on the red from that Kate Moss x Rimmel collection! Thanks for holding this giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚
    Makeup Morsels recently posted … Senna Mod Muse Part II: Lips

  202. Suzi says:

    Got legendary black pro long wear eyeshadow and I love it! I absolutely love the pro long wear formula

  203. Ariel says:

    I’ve never tried a red lip! I still haven’t found the courage to attempt it

  204. I think you’re officially makeup- obsessed when the highlight of your day is finding a limited edition MAC blush you thought was sold out at the mall! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Louise @ A Little Beauty Luxury recently posted … NARS Eyeshadow Duo Giveaway!

  205. Ceci says:

    Writing an essay. Squeezing the words out.

  206. Toni says:

    I just added turquoise highlights in my hair! (:

  207. Soo says:

    I’ve actually never worn a red lip out! I’ve done bold looks before, but I mainly focus on the eyes and haven’t done a bold lip in what feels like forever.
    Soo recently posted … Jawbreaker by Pretty & Polished

  208. Ivy says:

    I tend to prefer smokey eyes OR red lips, not both — it just looks overwhelming on my features.

  209. Rach says:

    I love red lips and wish there were more opportunities for me to wear bold looks!

  210. Jonnelle says:

    I’ve had red and pink hair!

  211. Katherine G says:

    I LOVED Garbage as a kid, and have that album! Can’t believe someone else loves them as much as I do! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, and I think it’s really sweet of you to do these Sephora giveaways!

  212. Jenn says:

    I’m thinking about coloring my hair for the summer, but it seems like such a big commitment to me. Hopefully I’ll get it did before summer comes in full swing!

  213. Nina says:

    i love macarons ๐Ÿ˜€

  214. Chanelle says:

    It’s lyme disease awareness month! Not enough people know how harmful and horrific chronic late stage lyme is.

  215. Ris says:

    I haven’t been able to find the right smoky eye that doesn’t make me look like a raccoon, so I haven’t been brave enough to rock it. Yet. ๐Ÿ˜€

  216. Ashley H says:

    Nope no red hair but would love to try some color!

  217. Ali says:

    I’m a natural red head!

  218. Shana says:

    I do red lips and smokey eyes, but not together

  219. Renee says:

    Listening to Only Happy When It Rains right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  220. Mylie says:

    I would love to be the lead singer of any band!!! If I knew how to sing… lol

  221. Wenz says:

    Ah Karen, whenever I get a chance to go for a bold lip or smokey eye I do!!
    My hair is back to being 100% au natural curly sue! My days of crazy coloring are over… but I channel that into makeup & nail polish!!!!

  222. Ashleigh says:

    i went to see the avengers with my bf and his family, and it was amazing!

  223. Erica says:

    So many pretzels, so little time.

  224. Alexandra Stefan says:

    I’m a coral lipstick kinda girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ and i had pinkish-coral hair for 1 year!
    Thanks, xx

  225. Martha says:

    Have a
    good weekend everyone!

  226. Tina Renee says:

    Billy Squier “Don’t Say No” reminds me of high school (1981-1983). To say I wore this album out is an understatement! Who can forget his biggest hit The Stroke? I have to admit I still like this music! Ahh…the memories…

  227. Rosa Abelino says:

    Hi Karen! Hope I many things I want to buy at wish list is huge!

  228. Rita says:

    I love your blog and I really want to win! Dreaming about the Narciso Rodriguez perfume I’m going to get. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  229. Lisa says:

    I love your questions for giveaways! Yeh. Of course I love strong lips with smokey eyes, but mostly in the fall and winter. If the lid is mostly black and grey i think red lips look great. I am blonde and it works for me. Go Sephora.

  230. Shelly says:

    Thank you for the giveaway Karen! =]

  231. Lisa B. says:

    I’ve had red highlights before…but it was a long time ago…and I am still a little scared of bold red lips!

  232. Judy says:

    Bought half a dozen of fancy croissants from my favourite patisserie to share with my mom over tea! Pistachio dark chocolate, apple walnut, almond chocolate, and the simplest but perhaps the most delicious pain au chocolat! The result: we both overate. ๐Ÿ˜€

  233. Hohe says:

    I love to wear a bold lip! My go to red lipstick is Viva Glam I.

  234. SSB says:

    I’m still on the hunt for my perfect red. Anyone have any suggestions for a not pinkish, yet not too orangey red?

  235. Nina says:

    I dye my hair a reddish tint using henna.

  236. Jane says:

    I painted my nails with Chanel Peridot last Sunday night and they haven’t chipped yet! Shouldn’t say that. I’ll jinx myself. It’s about time for me to win. .. it will happen some day!

  237. Rikki says:

    I just finished watching Triple Dog. Terrible movie.

  238. Jillian says:

    I am too afraid of bright lipsticks! I think they look great on other people. But I feel like I look crazy!

  239. Marilyn says:

    All of the above….
    Red lips and smokey eyes…check (always)
    Leader of a rock band….sorta check… (I sing hip/rock/soul music)
    School reminding album…check (anything backstreet boy)
    Favorite red lip…check (mac lady danger or ruby woo)
    Red hair… check ( I have bright red now)

  240. Marisa Payne says:

    “Milk” by Garbage is one of the most beautiful songs ever!

  241. Brandy says:

    Just made it in Hawaii 4 days ago!!!!!!And I am loving it!รฎยโ€ฆ

  242. Kelsey says:

    Do you do bold red lips and smokey eyes?
    No to both. I have very full, naturally pigmented lips, and I look like a clown with red lipstick. I also cannot seem to successfully master the quintessential smokey eye.

    Could you see yourself as the lead singer in a rock band?
    Lord, no! I can’t sing to save my life. Also I am very shy.

    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs an album that reminds you of school?
    “Sugar Ray” reminds me of high school.

    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs your favorite red lipstick of all time?
    See my answer to the first question…

    Have you ever had red hair?
    Yep! In college I had bright red fire engine red hair for a little while… then I bleached it, then dyed it brown… I experimented with different colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. Missy M says:

    So tired, but so much tv to catch up on

  244. Betony says:

    Garbage is touring this summer!

  245. Stephanie says:

    I’ll kill to be the lead singer in a rock band.

  246. Lori says:

    I don’t have a favorite red lipstick. If the lipstick is red, bold, and sexy…I’ll definitely wear it!

  247. Lia says:

    My dog is really super cute and she doesn’t even wear make up. I wish I had eyes as naturally defined as hers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. Jennifer says:

    It’s starting to feel like summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  249. Atifa says:

    Currently going through a green-on-the-eyes obsession. LOVE!

  250. Atifa says:

    Totally going through a -green-on-the-eyes obsession right now. LOVE!

  251. Kett says:

    I wore bright pink lipstick for the first time this week. Before I had always worn nudes because I didn’t want to stand out and didn’t think I could pull it off… but I actually liked it!

  252. Lesleyk says:

    My first year in college, Garbage opened for the Smashing Pumpkins and we saw the in concert. Wow, what a double bill! Phenomenal show! Shirley Manson is still pretty great, though; she was a super-cool baddie on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles a few years ago.

  253. virginie says:

    Hello, well maybe it’s sad…or not, but it’s a little late to start I think. I thought I’d share it with you tonight. I am turning 35 soon, mother of 2 beautiful children. All my life (well so far) wondering what I was made for?? To do as a living? Something that would passionate me, because this is the way I am, only can live thru passionating things and people, and I only understood and realized now, that I wanted to become a make up artist. I know already a lot, but don’t have the confidence to start something and say: “Hey, here is my card, I am gonna make you beautiful” even though I might have the skills, but perfectionist as I am, I know I want to go to school or something…I cannot even go to the gym;-)) My kids are my pride and joy but they take all my time and energy. And no, I have no aunty or grandma next to me to help. That’s it. i wish I could go back in time. Thanks for reading.

    • Bridget says:

      Virginie~ follow your dreams!!!! Even if it means looking for a part-time artist’s gig at Ulta or Sephora to get your feet wet. I have been in the industry for about 10 years (I’m turning 38 this year) and from the bottom of my heart I would say that you have the passion that people are looking for when they are interviewing. If you have a natural knack for makeup, many places like that are willing to train. Trust me…just because one graduates from beauty school doesnt mean that they are a great makeup artist!!! I’m asked all the time where I went to school but I’ve never gone to beauty school, I just always loved playing with makeup & someone took the time to help develope that talent. Please let me know I can help in any way…btw from one mom to another…HAVE AN AWESOME DAY TODAY! You sound like such a GREAT MOM!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  254. eight says:

    Garbage is a band I’ll sometimes pop on too and rock out to all the tracks. Love!

  255. MelodyJ says:

    Still looking for a great red. I love the old movie glamour feel of red lipcolor.


  256. Carissa says:

    i was at uc davis today! i went to the whole earth festival, which i love to visit every year! (i’m an alumni like you!)

  257. Regan says:

    Wish I was brave enough to try a dark red!

  258. Vanessa C. says:

    Loving this Chicago Spring weather ~~ ๐Ÿ™‚

  259. blauriche says:

    But it’s my birthday!

  260. Dhavi says:

    It is finally feeling like summer here in Seattle!!

  261. Marija says:

    I love giveaways! And it’s also a great way to find new great blogs!

  262. raina99 says:

    I just saw Avengers in 3D. First 3D movie for me. All I can saay is WOW.Awesome movie!
    raina99 recently posted … Little Glymm Haul

  263. Denise says:

    I’ve had red hair before. Had my whole head dyed this awesome red shade that washed out too fast. Oh, and until last month, I rocked red bangs. As in red, really red Manic Panic Vampire Red bangs ๐Ÿ™‚

  264. I love makeup but i do foster care so i cant afford getting makeup

  265. Fannie says:

    Yay giveaway! I usually rock the smokey eye at LEAST once a week. It’s my go to. I red lips don’t really do so well on me, so I usually go for a bold pink instead ๐Ÿ™‚ Album that reminds me of school? The Rushmore soundtrack ๐Ÿ™‚


  266. My birthday is coming up soon…Gemini’s stand up!!

  267. Liz says:

    I’m totally obsessed with The Avengers right now! Mmm eye candy

  268. Janet says:

    I’ve just recently listened to Return To Innocense by Enigma! Love catching up with old songs ๐Ÿ™‚

  269. varsha says:

    Yay,its summer here in Seattle and we are off for a beach vacation next weekend..cant wait!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  270. Kristina says:

    Fave red lipstick is Heartless from the MAC Venomous Villans collection.

  271. Jarucha says:

    Watching Nuggets lose to the Lakers and it sucks! Rooting for Thunders to take the Lakers out now!

  272. Donna Fuller says:

    Ok after reading this … I have had this darn song in my head and it won’t go away …lol…. Just the same old couple lyrics .. But couldn’t remember the name of the song …or nothing else… Lol
    Do you have an opinion?
    A mind of your own?
    I finally found it on iTunes !! Yay… “special”….I love it when I haven’t heard a song in forever …. And u think back… It’s like a “wow” moment ….:)

  273. Andrea Rumley says:

    I love Dior snow bb cream!

  274. terry says:

    mother’s day today!!=DDD

  275. Juliet says:

    Illamasqua blush Hussy is amazing!

  276. Denniesha says:

    I don’t wear any make up except nail polish and I so wanted be a singer at one point of time but I cant sing ):

  277. Shelby says:

    I have never dyed my all of my hair red, but I did have some red streaks that I really miss!

  278. Kiran says:

    I have never done a full on smokey eyes. Loving the MAC pear glide eyeliners these days.

  279. Pam says:

    I did a smokey eye last year for a special event. (I had never done one before.) One of the MUAs at the temp MAC store helped identify the right colors and taught me how to apply.

  280. Maya says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  281. Sara says:

    Why does gold eyeshadow always look so crazy on me?

  282. Roxanna harris says:

    Love red lips anytime of year!!

  283. Roxanna harris says:

    Would love to win this!

  284. Joy P. says:

    I tend to shy away from bold colors. I haven’t worn any red lippies when I go out but I’ve tried them at home!

  285. Sarrah says:

    I love Sephora!

  286. I FINALLY started wearing lipstick after 22 years! I’ve always thought it didn’t look good on me but now I wear reds, pinks, corals, all colors! and I’ve dyed my hair probably every color in the book. =)

  287. Talya says:


  288. Nou says:

    i love love red lips… and i believe you do whatever you want according to what you feel like that day… sometimes i wear just bb cream, red lips, and mascara… sometimes i go for the retro look… sometimes i go all out and vampy…

  289. Jean Clare says:

    Doggystyle and The Chronic. Yep, I grew up in LA. Such classic beats. Love your blog!

  290. Vanessa says:

    I’m so excited! I just bought the cutest wrapping paper to wrap my mothers day present in for my mom! ๐Ÿ˜€

  291. Cathy says:

    I wanna win. I need some new goodies from Sephora. =)

  292. Jane says:

    First time entering. I saw someone post something about Avengers. Can I just add I’m in love in Hawkeye’s arms? LOL! Thor’s too. And I just generally love all of Captain America. So much eye candy!!!!!!

  293. Solangel says:

    Ooh I’d be awesome as a lead singer ๐Ÿ˜€

  294. Bec says:

    I’m going out to buy flowers for my mother today!

  295. Bonnie says:

    I’ve tried dyeing my hair red myself, but since my natural color is black, the red tint was visible only under sunlight.

  296. shusheshe says:

    One of my makeup brushes just gave up the ghost this morning; I’m glad I have a backup already!

  297. Audrey H. says:

    The weather is here has been almost chilly lately, odd for this time of yrar. Thanks for this fun giveaway!

  298. Sue C. says:

    Closest I’ve gotten to red hair was some red highlights in the past and that was fun. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a red lipstick – kind of scary for me. I remember my mom trying to find the perfect red lipstick for herself and she tried so many and never found it, but maybe she’s still looking. Maybe that’s what scares me, the never-ending search for the perfect red lipstick.

  299. Marjie says:

    Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ is the album that reminds me of school- I listened to it so much that I wore out 2 copies of the CD (this was back before ipods :)) I am excited to give my mom her Mothers Day present tomorrow, I bought her the Joan Holloway and Betty Draper Barbies- not practical but super fun!

  300. Yesenia says:

    Currently eyeing so many things at Sephora, especially some gel eyeliner to try with a bold red lip!!!!

  301. Maureen says:

    I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

  302. Nicole says:

    Going through a huge lip butters phase, I’m really loving them right now with the spring colors. Have a lovely day everyone! Xx Nicole

  303. JMay says:

    I have never done bold red lips and smokey eyes!

  304. Hazel says:

    I love Sephora’s new pantone collection. So pretty! Love your blog, Karen!

  305. Vicki says:

    I once had a dream that I was in the Pussycat Dolls and performing at an arena. I really enjoyed it, strutting my stuff on stage – never gonna happen in real life!

  306. Nicole says:

    I have yet to find a red lipstick that flatters me. Bold lips seem to overpower my face.

  307. julie says:

    My first and still fav red lipstick is covergirl hot. I do have a mac cruella deville red but it is harder for me to work with.

  308. Meya says:

    I wanted to love the NARS TM but it broke me out :(. I was so sad (first world problem) lol. I have tried Lorac and am currently using Laura Mercier but I want to try another.

    Also, I’m on the hunt for the perfect red lippie for my NC43 skin.

  309. Anne-Sophie says:

    Shirley is beautiful ! I like her makeup, she has such a great one ! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I like her originality (as well as her music)

  310. My favourite look of all time is a bronze smokey eye. It’s too flattering to go out of style!
    Procrastinator recently posted … Review: Tarte Lipsurgence matte lip tint

  311. Emilee says:

    I’ve been dyeing my hair red for almost 10 years now!!

  312. Paige says:

    I went through a phase in high school where I wore matte red lipstick all the time, which happened to coincide with an awkward dating phase. Now I can’t bring myself to touch anything bolder than, say, champagne. I think I have red-lipstick-induced flashbacks ๐Ÿ™‚

  313. jen johnson says:

    I’ve always wanted to have Ariel red hair but have blonde and it’s too hard to go back. I read the funniest tweet this week saying, ”the most important lesson i learned from little mermaid is to never sign a contract without understanding the terms!”

  314. BeckBeck says:

    I totally always wanted to be the singer in a rock band – I just never found a band that would have me!

  315. Sophia says:

    I love hearing songs from the past! I just recently turned 30. My friend and I put together a “soundtrack to my life” choosing one song from 1982 to 2012 and handed out to my friends. It’s great to get a boat from the past and we are working on volume 2!

  316. Christy says:

    Just moved back home from college yesterday! This post hit home! Hoping for good things in the “real world”!

  317. Jo says:

    Ello, i was wondering, what made u start doing ur awesome blogs?

    I’m following u as @joO_Official

    thanks for the giveaway!


  318. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  319. Danielle says:

    I *tried* to have slightly auburn hair last fall and it was kind of an epic failure/hair disaster. Luckily I had it professionally done and my stylist is so wonderful she didn’t stop “correcting” it until I was happy with my hair again. She told me the next time I ask for red she is going to take me out for a drink to calm me down from the crazy talk. lol

  320. Abigail C says:

    I’ve entered every sephora give away so far my luck is the worst lol I love ur blog so I’m Okay with not winning ur vlog definitely makes up for it lol.

  321. sara says:

    Luv red hair, but washes out so quickly:(

  322. Pemily says:

    Woot woot gift card

  323. Caitie says:

    I find red lips the hardest to pull off. I’ll do a bold fuchsia or hot pink, no problem, but red always looks off to me! Maybe I just haven’t found the right one yet…

  324. Tamara says:

    Can one really choose a favourite red? I adore Chanel’s Dragon, Make Up For Ever’s Moulin Rouge & MAC’s Ruby Woo. Even with those three there are more.. LOL
    Tamara recently posted … Quick Look: Blurple

  325. Daniella says:

    I can’t do a smoky eyes and red lipstick look, while I love it it’s just too aging on me!
    I have dyed my brown hair auburn for years, so fake redhead here!

  326. Tiffany says:

    I wish there were a true to pan purple eyeshadow! Sigh, a girl can dream….

  327. Mindy M. says:

    Version 2.0 is one of my favorite CDs. It came out when I was in junior high school and it has definitely stood the test of time!

  328. April says:

    Found some goodies at my local Cosmetic Conpany Store outlet yesterday! MAC holiday 2011 is there now!

  329. Liz says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  330. Ann says:

    Today my husband took my son and left me in the house with peace and quiet. Best Mother’s Day gift ever!

  331. I had red hair once it was a nice bold color. I miss it so!
    Ashleigh Walls recently posted … What A Woman Wants Giveaway 5/25

  332. D says:

    I’m looking for a good eye cream for fine lines and dark circles…… it’s been a week since i started looking for a good one haha

  333. quimerula says:

    Happy Mother’s day!

  334. Dawn Peacher says:

    Loved when I dyed my hair red, now you got me thinking about doing it again !!

  335. kirsten says:

    i am starting to love colourful eyeliner!

  336. Rachel says:

    I put items I’m lusting over in my sephora cart — it’s almost $500 worth! Would love to knock some of that out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  337. Debbie says:

    I dye my hair read!

  338. Sarah says:

    I’ve only done full on red lips for costumes.

  339. Christin says:

    I soo wanna win this! Love Sephora รขโ„ขยฅ

  340. Sue says:

    Sephora just opened in our mall. Would love to go in for first time with gift card in hand!!

  341. Melissa Carla says:

    Yay, excited for another giveaway!

  342. Amie F says:

    I like smokey eyes but red lips are usually too much for me.

  343. Jess says:

    Ive recently gone from blonde (highlights) to auburn. I love it but it’s so hard to keep the red from fading!! Especially after years of highlights. Any shampoo recommendations for keeping the red longer?

  344. Sandy says:

    Funny you should mention old albums today, I just pulled out my old Cars albums yesterday and listened to them while making pancakes for breakfast. It brought back memories from high school days and I still remembered the words too. I should do that more often!

  345. Christy O says:

    Going to see Avengers … again. I’ve never given my money twice to a film but I will happily do so for Captain Sexypants.

  346. Erica says:

    I’ve been following you for a year now, and I absolutely love your blog! I wish I could pull of red lips, unfortunately they’re not for me. But I wear eyeliner wherever I am!

  347. Kay says:

    I’ve always wanted to dye my hair red…

  348. Amanda says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! I’m up at the crack of dawn to drive out to the airport to get my mommy a rope pikake lei! ๐Ÿ™‚

  349. Sarah C says:

    I like bold lips and smoky eyes, but not together! Pick one or the other (:

  350. Catherine Watkins says:

    I love a bold red lip with a champagne, taupe smokey eye and false lashes. It makes me feel so beautiful like an old movie start. So believe me, if I won this giftcard, I’d be picking up a few new shades of red.

  351. Barbara says:

    Loved Garbage and saw Shirley Manson back in the day!

  352. Lauren Sutherland says:

    I’m getting ready to cast some phalange rings in my metalsmithing shop!

  353. Debsters says:

    I want a gift card!

  354. Sarah says:

    The best lip shade that’s worked for me is Estee Lauder Pink Berry.

  355. Jennifer says:

    I have trouble pulling off red but I like Revlon Lipbutters in Cherry Tart and Red Velvet.

  356. Kristi says:

    I adore bright red lips on others! I am slowly dipping my toes in the red lipstick ‘pool’! Learning to be brave & take chances!

  357. Melissa says:

    Happy mother’s day! Hope Tabs gifts you with pleanty of cuddles!

  358. Hannah says:

    Hey Karen, Shirley Manson has recently gone solo! She was featured in Elle’s latest music issue! Awesome that she’s still making music. ๐Ÿ™‚

  359. Janet says:

    Red lips! Ahhhh, love them. Fave red is MAC Red. So bold and retro. Funny thing is I used to get made fun of my full lips now I love showing them off. Take that bullies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  360. Sara says:

    I’ve always had red hair lol but it has gone from strawberry blonde to a darker shade over the years. and something wierd about it is that it’s actually lighter underneath than on top where the sun would hit it.. at least I think that’s strange.

  361. Sabrina says:

    Hi! I just recently purchased my very first MAC eyeshadow in ‘All that Glitters’! I absolutely adore it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this giveaway!

  362. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Version 2.0, but the first Garbage album is still my forever favorite. Oh and MAC Brave Red lipstick is my jam red lippie, it’s just perfect for my skin tone!

  363. Melissa says:

    I’m starting my new job at Macy’s this week in the makeup department ๐Ÿ™‚ I finally quit the job I loathe going to everyday and found something that will make me happy. I’m super excited!

  364. cb says:

    Love that cd as well!

  365. I want the Clarins Enchanted Summer palette in my life, like ASAP!!!
    Beauty and the Scientist recently posted … Review: The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion

  366. I’d love to enter – I’ve been wanting to try some BITE Beauty lipsticks for a while! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  367. Liz K says:

    Getting ready to see mom for mother’s day and can’t decide what to do with my makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Moms day everyone

  368. Jane says:

    At the wedding I was in yesterday my friend Rebekah wore a beautiful red lipstick and rocked it with a bright yellow dress. She’s my idol. I could never pull that off!

  369. Simon says:

    I love my girlfriend’s natural lip colour so a lipstick for her would just be to enhance them a bit

  370. Allison says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for holding this contest. If I won the eGift Card, I would buy a Clarisonic or some NARS products. Love NARS blushes.

  371. Roslyn says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  372. Malaka says:

    I love a bold red lip and smokey eyes. Maybe not at the same time but I love the look.

  373. Laci says:

    My current obsession is bright pink lips with a neutral eye. ๐Ÿ˜€ Sadly I’ve never been able to pull off red lips that well.

  374. TrippyPixie says:

    Whenever I listen to My Chemical Romance’s album “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” or Green Day’s album “American Idiot”, I always think of middle school. (Yes, that gives you an idea of my age…) It wasn’t the best time of my life, but those albums completely changed how I viewed music. Before, I would listen to pop, but after that, I became a sucker for alternative, rock, and metal.

  375. Prady says:

    I swatch my make up so many times, I feel I’ll finish half the stuff only swatching! Does is happen with everyone here??

  376. Darlene says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there ๐Ÿ™‚

  377. Katrina says:

    My 4th mother’s day. Boy times flies!

  378. Deb Esling says:

    I’m pretty basic when it comes to skincare and makeup. Since I work at home and have a young’un, I don’t get out much! ๐Ÿ™‚ But would love to have some new products to experiment with.

  379. Ana Ribeiro says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to the cat and dog moms out there too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  380. Melodyy says:

    I love red lipstick ๐Ÿ™‚ MAC’s Ruby Woo is beautiful. I’ve had red hair before, but the maintenance was a nightmare!

  381. Lisa says:

    I died my hair red once. Unfortunately, it looked really terrible on me.

  382. Loving the sound of the Dior Eye Glosses that you posted about on Friday – what an innovative format!

  383. Amy says:

    I brought my mom, who had never wear any make-up before, to Sephora for the VIB makeover.
    Happy mother’s day to all the moms!

  384. irini says:

    Just broke up ๐Ÿ™

  385. Alix says:

    I’ve had red hair before, but never for very long — the color washes right out!

  386. Sara P. says:

    What a lovely day outside!!

  387. Molly SC says:

    Loving a gold-green smoky eye right now

  388. Katie says:

    Hell yeah, I love my super-dark smoky eyes with equally-vampy red lips. I never understood the “either do your eyes or do your lips” rule. Go big or go home, right?

  389. Denise says:

    I’ve never gone full out red, but have done reddish highlights on my brown hair. I think anything more dramatic than that would be too much upkeep.

  390. Maja Fabech says:

    Im going green this summa in more than one way! I love the new earthy-green tones in sephoras summer eye-collection!

  391. Katrin says:

    as a teenager i had lots of different hair colors. pink, red, orange, green, blue….

  392. sha T says:

    hoping to get back my makeup habit!

  393. Caitlin says:

    I love a good red lipstick. And even though it’s not the best match for my complexion – I prefer a orangey-red color!

  394. Janet says:

    I like to do smokey eyes with bold lips, no matter what they say!

  395. Kelly in DC says:

    I’m trying to decide if I want to go with classic red lips for my wedding, or Rosy cheeks and tinted or glossy lips. It’s hard to pick- I like both looks. I guess classic or youthful.

  396. Mai says:

    My current favorite red lipstick is Wet n Wild 911D in Stoplight Red!
    Mai recently posted … Spotted: Urban Decay and Too Faced at Nordstrom Rack!

  397. Patty says:

    I hope I win!! Current obsession: lipstick of all colors!

  398. Lili says:

    I’ve never been a redhead

  399. Jaimee says:

    Coral lips are my fave at the moment!

  400. I’ve had red hair before but it’s too high maintenance.

  401. Emily says:

    I love bold lipstick but I am usually to shy to wear it in public.

  402. kaela says:

    happy mothers day!!! i never win anything but i must return now to studying for med board exam scheduled for next week!!!

  403. Liz says:

    OMG you brought back some great memories for me. I was home on leave from the Navy when I found out Garbage had a new album out (Garbage 2.0) and had to go get it THAT DAY! I had enjoyed the heck out of their first one and wanted more.

    There really isn’t a specific album that brings back college for me, but some songs or groups sure do. Careless Whisper by Wham puts me right back to Freshman year. Ultravox, Roxy Music, the Eurythmics – all of them take me right back. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Liz recently posted … Best manicure EVAR

  404. monika says:

    Random thoughts inspired by last week postings- 1) Tazo has really good chai tea, the packet ones. All their teas are great, but chai is my fave. 2) If u are obsessed with ur eyelashes then Mac prime+prep eyelash serum is a must. I have been using one since september, every day and just now starting to run out. So worth the $30, my lashes are longer, fuller and stronger. And I get lots of comments on them. 3) Love Nars Mexican Rose lipgloss pencil. I discovered it here………Happy mothers day to all!

  405. Nikki says:

    I LOVE bold red lips and smoky eyes…I just Am too chicken to wear them.

  406. auroragyps says:

    Version 2.0 is one album I always meant to get, but never did. I don’t know why either. because I love Garbage & Shirley Manson.

  407. Katrina says:

    Right now I’m loving coral lips for summer.

  408. Alyson:) says:

    I really think that Jemma Kidd Glossticks and Revlon’s new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain chubby sticks are the best ideas evah! Oh and btw Essie’s Play Date should be a big summer color (a mature bright lavender)

  409. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m off to read all the links in your recent Weekly Roundups Post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  410. Kristen says:

    I just got back from school and plan on spending tomorrow looking for beauty deals at sephora and target!

  411. Karen M. says:

    Really enjoyed spending the day with my son and husband

  412. Tracie says:

    I’m getting married in July!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  413. Ariana says:

    I like just a bold lip and mascara super Parisienne ๐Ÿ™‚

  414. Tierra says:

    Oh I wish I was brave enough to rock a red lipstick!

  415. chibicheeks says:

    My hair has been red, blue, pink, purple, white…

  416. Bonnie says:

    Would love to do a smokey eye on my hazel eyes with mature skin

  417. Supriya says:

    Smokey eyes!!!

  418. rosie says:

    LOVE Shirley Manson-and Gwen Stefani!!!! So excited that both Garbage and No Doubt have new albums coming out! Happy Mother’s Day!

  419. Arianne says:

    I hope Tabs treated you well today, cat mama! Scherbie gifted me some forced purrs. *sigh*
    Arianne recently posted … Summer in a Compact: Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  420. Nora says:

    my fave red lipstick is revlon’s ravish me red! I think it’s discontinued, though :'(

  421. Lucia W says:

    Today is my B-DAY!! I hope to win this egift card from Sephora!!!! If didn’t get picked, but still cross my fingers ๐Ÿ˜€ hope one day I will win your prize!

  422. Kir says:

    Hi!It’s me again!Sephora gift card or not I’m glad to have met you!Take care!

  423. Riley says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  424. Kate says:

    I love giveaways! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great evening!

  425. Stephanie says:

    I love bold lipstick! Currently obsessed with purple lips & classic cat eyeliner ๐Ÿ™‚ & yes I could picture myself being a lead singer for a rock band, I might not be that great of a singer but I play a mean air guitar ๐Ÿ™‚

  426. Amara says:

    I love Sephora! My 21st birthday is on the 18th so hopefully that brings me some luck lol.
    I have been trying to do some research on BB creams. I usually use a tinted moisturizer rather than foundation since it works better with my dry skin. Would love to know some good brands that have SPF.Also, if a BB cream can replace a tinted moisturizer/foundation. Obviously it won’t have amazing coverage so a concealer will be needed.

  427. Erica H says:

    I love bold red lips, but personally dont wear red lipstick. Red hair sounds so cool, but in my town every other teenage chick has red hair. Definitely don’t want to look like a teenager!

  428. Jocelyn H says:

    i love bright but only in the summer time. otherwise i use nudes or light peaches!

  429. Shannon S. says:

    I love bold eyes with a more subtle lip..let the eyes do the talking @Byrdy1999

  430. Rajee Pandi says:

    I never tried Sephora before. Happy Mother’s Day

  431. Halifax says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, hope Tabs was good to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  432. Margaret says:

    Love bold red lipstick!!! NARS Jungle Red ๐Ÿ™‚

  433. knownever says:

    happy mothers day! I know you’re only a cat-momma, but that counts too right?

  434. SP NG says:

    THanks for the giveaway! LOVE RED! be it attire or lipstick!

  435. Danielle says:

    I wish my hair were redder – I’m trying to avoid dying it.

  436. Vikki M. says:

    Great giveaway.

  437. Emily Compton says:

    I want to try red lips,but I’m too shy!!!

  438. KaylaK says:

    Zomg I love Garbage and Shirley!!! I only rocked smokey eyes and red lips at home..still working on the courage to walk outside with it yet! D: It’s funny you mention hair color … but I think back to high school and I always wanted to have blue hair! I always listen to heavy stuff like Rammstein, I was such a rebel then in high school! Oh I miss those days! Still kickin’ it in my college years now that I graduated officially from high school 6 years ago on the 19th! :/

  439. Paula says:

    Love your blog!

  440. nekosan says:

    Crayon-red hair, yes! I’ve only dyed my hair unnatural colors. =)

  441. Rozae says:

    Think I’ll try a bold red lip tomorrow for work, red!

  442. Liz says:

    I’m currently on a blue eyeliner kick! I’ve been liner my eyes (top and bottom) with Urban Decay’s Binge and pairing it with nude lip pretty much every day this last week – I love the pop of color.

  443. hazel says:

    a friend from japan uses versace’s pour homme so i went to macy’s to smell it and it made me melt… would def love to use the gift card to buy and wear the cologne!

  444. VictoriaJane says:

    I still want to be Shirley Manson!

  445. Katie says:

    I love red lipstick – red is my favorite color, and it just makes me feel good to put it on. MAC Viva Glam I is my go-to. I recently found out I have a lot of allergies and sensitivities that make it hard for me to wear eye makeup or foundation, but luckily my lips are spared, so I’ve been trying out a lot of bold lip colors – I also love Illamasqua Kontrol (extremely purple!) right now.

  446. Melissa says:

    Music that reminds me of high school. Totally garbage and hole. I guess it was the whole girls rock thing. My friend and I told our parents that we were going to be staying at each others houses, but we were really going to a party and camp outside afterwards. We were listening to hole, when her car died. Lucky for us, a cop saw us stranded and then…. Unlucky for us, insisted on getting us home. So our parents found out we lied… And well…busted! ๐Ÿ™‚

  447. Janelle says:

    I do smokey eyes, but I don’t do bold red lips.

  448. Inday says:

    Red hair is my favorite! Especially that fire engine red NOT found in nature, LoL. But the upkeep is too much work now that I’m older, hee hee.

  449. marisol says:

    For me, the best red lipstick is MAC’s O.

  450. Carey says:

    I am super into lip gloss right now.. Love pale pinks with glitter and also good old fashioned clear! My lips= my attitude

  451. Hillary says:

    I love a bold, red lip. But I have to be careful because I have really pale skin and really dark thick eyebrows – so sometimes it can look a bit costumey/goth-y.

  452. leetal says:

    i know that the rule says to only do one bold feature at a time, but i’ve been told that it actually looks good on me when i do both.

  453. DalaLuz says:

    I don’t like that I have a major cold right now *snifff*

  454. Stephanie C says:

    I needed a little bronzer this morning but failed to put any on. bleh.

  455. Molly says:

    Interesting coincidence that you mentioned Garbage since I really liked their first album and I still think Shirley Manson is pretty b@d @ss, Lol. I was thrilled when she was a Terminator on the Laura Connor Chronicles. ๐Ÿ™‚ Garbage is releasing a new album soon!

    I was in college in the mid 90’s too and used to wear Revlon Blackberry almost everyday! In ’98 I met a guy that hated the feel of anything on his lips so I stopped wearing lipstick for several years. By then gloss came back into style.

    I dyed my hair burgundy back then and it was a little too ‘blue’ of a red for me. This New Year’s Eve I dyed my hair red again but a more medium natural looking red. So far, so good. I’m naturally a dark blonde and people have told me the red looks nice.

    I know I’m too late for the contest but I wanted to add my 2 cents to memory lane, Lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  456. jeccica simpson says:

    I am a redhead I am so into this orange phase, everything and anything orange!! thanks for a chance!

  457. Maria says:

    Karen, im so obsessed with cupcakes lately. Seriously. Sooooooo yum. Are you a fan too? Do you have a favourite flavour? How good would a cupcake with ghirardelli chocolate be on it? Yum. Speaking of cupcakes, the beauty promo cupcakes some beauty events have are so cool. Benefit always have cute cupcakes for events. Ive seen bloggers talking about them and showing pics. Have you yourself had any good beauty promo cupcakes lately. Edible beauty logo = yay!


  458. shannon thompson says:

    Im so obssessed with liquid black eye liner I got it tattooed on.
    So it gives me a line to get the perfect cat eye..


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