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G’morning, friend. I just wanted to say hi, tell you that I love you very much, and wish you a wonderful day. :)

It’s still early here (just before 7), but it looks like it’s going to be a nice day. In a little while El Hub and I are driving down to the city to meet my brother and his girlfriend for birthday brunch (today is officially, officially my bday), which I’m hoping involves banana pancakes, mimosas and gut-busting laughter.

Yup, my brother — he’s six years younger than me — is one of only a few people in my life capable of making me simultaneously angry and happy.

LOL! I think that’s something they teach in sibling school…

“Okay, now if you push this button here, your sister will laugh. But this button will make her furious. And if you push both buttons at the same time… Well, we don’t recommend doing that.”

I hope today is the start of a great weekend.

Before you go, do you have time to leave a quick comment at the bottom of this post? If you do, you’ll be entered to win this weekend’s giveaway for a $50 Sephora eGift card.

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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, do you have any siblings? How do you like to celebrate your birthday? Do you like ice cream cake? What’s your favorite flavor of birthday cake? Are you reading any books right now (for fun or otherwise)? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
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  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 11:59PM (PT).
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  • 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,

Karen

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

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  1. Michelle B says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy cake & mimosa’s :)

  2. Melisa says:

    Looking forward to this Saturday, going to see my husbands band play…maybe do some winged eyeliner for the show :)

  3. Joanna says:

    I love chocolate cake! For birthday which is dude next month I would like to spend it relaxing. Been busy late and barely have to time to relax.

  4. Yelena says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!!! hope you enjoy it to the fullest and you have an awesome brunch with your brother. I have 4 and you are right sometimes you’re not sure if u shud laugh first or punch them haha.

  5. Tammy says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Have a blast!
    I love ice cream cake, especially from Carvel. The “birthday cake” in my family is my mom’s strawberry shortcake. She makes it for EVERYONE and it’s beyond delicious.

  6. Jessica says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you have a day that is as fabulous as you are! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift on your special day :)

  7. Rosemarie says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a beautiful day!!!

  8. Sharon S says:

    Happy Birthday. Mine is next week. I’m a fan of no-frills Betty Crocker mix cakes–vanilla.

  9. Joyce says:

    Happy Birthday KAREN!!! Hope you’re enjoying your birthday month. =) Now, I have craving for some cake. Might get me some Black Forest later. Yum yum yum! =D

  10. Kristen T says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Thank you for doing such generous giveaways!

  11. Christin says:

    Happy birthday :-)

  12. Danielle says:

    Happy Happy Birthday June baby!!!! I

  13. Marisa says:

    Turning 31 on Wednesday! Since my husband will be out of town I plan on doing some shopping.

  14. Liz says:

    I love spinach! It’s strange, but true. One of my favorite foods is spanakopita.

  15. Mai-Huong says:

    Have my graduation party today!!! So excited to see my family :)

  16. Laci says:

    Happy birthday Karen!

  17. colleen boudreau says:

    I loooove ice cream cake!!

  18. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I love vanilla birthday cake! Or funfetti, because it’s so festive! Although my boyfriend stuck a candle in a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Americone Dream ice cream this year and I can’t really say no to that! :)

  19. aradhana says:

    happy birthday! have a fantastic day…

  20. Chandra says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! You should celebrate with a cupcake :)

  21. Danielle L says:

    My favorite birthday cake is the kind made by my husband and daughters :)

  22. Renee R says:

    Happy B-day! I think I want a coffee flavor cake.

  23. I LOVE ice cream cake, it’s definitely one of my favorite things on this planet lol. Happy birthday Karen, thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. Joanne says:

    I love chocolate cakes, but only if they’re not too sweet. My sis baked me one for my bday, and she got the taste just how I like it!

  25. terry says:

    i’m an only child…

  26. KPrice says:

    Happy Birthday! I swear birthday pancakes are the best. Hope you enjoy your day.

  27. Dawn says:

    Like having a special day, but don’t like being reminded about the number!

    Happy B’day!

  28. Kristina says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes and Tabs the Beauty Cat!

  29. Jane says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen. Enjoy your special day! I hope Tabs gets you something really wonderful!

  30. Nikki T says:

    Well since my birthday is this upcoming Friday, I think fave birthday cake makes for a fitting comment. Tres Leches(3 milks) is my favorite cake. It’s a very moist delicious treat. I remember the first time I ever enjoyed some in the summer of 2000. It instantly became a favorite. Some Tres Leches even have a mocha flavor to them, and it just makes it that much better.
    Happy B-day fellow Gemini!!!

  31. becca says:

    I heart red velvet cake!

  32. Vanessa says:

    Birthdays are infinitely better when you spend it with the people you love the most! Have a beautiful day!

  33. Elisa says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  34. Hohete says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen!

  35. shusheshe says:

    Happy Birthday!

  36. Neela says:

    happy birthday!

    i have an older brother, almost 10 years older than me. made growing up very interesting.

  37. Lilly says:

    Happy bday!

  38. Libby says:

    Happy Birthday! My sister and I have so many jokes that only we get, people think we have a secret language!

  39. Rachel says:

    I have a brother who is 7 years older than me. We have one of those relationships where, even though I am younger, I’ve always taken care of him. I got to pass that on when he got married and now he has 3 kids he’s taking care of! Crazy!!

    Hope your bday is fabulous!!

  40. Peggy Chung-Wan says:

    Happy birthday. Hope your boss Tab’s remembers your birthday.

  41. Agata says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!! Wishing you all the best and sending you a virtual birthday hug!

    I do have a sister, she is 2 years older than me, and of course and unfortunately she lives in Poland. She is a great sister but we did have our fair share of fights when we were younger.

  42. Debbie says:

    Happy birthday Karen!!

  43. Gloria says:

    Hi Karen!

    Happy birthday, fellow birthday sharer! :) (I can rarely find people that share the same birthday.) From your Saturday post last week, I thought your birthday was that day. D’oh! Anyway, I hope you have a great one!

  44. Katrin says:

    I am reading “The torso” by Helene Tursten at the moment, a very thrilling crime novel.

  45. Katrina says:

    I’m heading up north to the cabin for a little getaway with some fam. My husband has to stay behind and work but I’m looking to have a blast with no responsibilities. Should be a perfect weekend to be by the water too – I’m so happy to see the sun!

  46. Katrin says:

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAREN!

  47. Stephanie says:

    Happy birthday Karen! Enjoy the weekend! xx
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  48. Chris25 says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOGGING FRIEND! I’m so glad we met two years ago. :)

  49. Allison says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! I like to celebrate my birthday by going to the zoo with friends, then we usually have a bonfire somewhere C: HOPE YOUR DAY IS GREAT!

  50. Mylie says:

    It’s still morning and I want cake right now! lol

  51. Amber says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!

  52. Hannah S. says:

    Graduating today! :D

  53. Amy Z says:

    happy birthday karen! i know it’s a splurge, but Haagen-Dazs makes the best ice cream cakes =)

  54. Natalia says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  55. Brittany k says:

    Happy birthday Karen! Hope it’s a good one :)

  56. Elise says:

    Happy Birthday! I love ice cream cake!

  57. Sara says:

    Happy Birthday- I have one of those types of brothers too!

  58. Jen K says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

    I will be spending at least part of the day in SF as well…maybe we’ll bump into each other? lol

  59. Karen F says:

    My mom started me on ice cream cake and it ruined me for regular cake! I insist on it for all my birthdays!

  60. Torrie says:

    Happy Birthday! Can’t go wrong with red velvet, but I also enjoy a good lemon cream cake.

  61. Maneet says:

    Oh Happy Birthday!!! I hope you get spoiled tons!

  62. Rachel says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!

  63. Today a pelican landed in our pond and I took some pictures of it until I scared it away.

  64. Happy birthday Karen, I adore you, the person you are, your amazing blog, your creativity. You are a huge inspiration to me and to many others. Hugs,

  65. Yuffia Lam says:

    Happy birthday to all june babies! :> I’m one too!

  66. Avery says:

    I just cleaned out the garage. Less then a good start to the weekend…

  67. Windie says:

    Karen,

    Paint the town happy with your big bad self. Happy Birthday!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1HuRXwUfrw

  68. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

  69. Laura H says:

    Happy Birthday ! I like to celebrate my birthday with champagne !

  70. Step says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you eat well and laugh a lot!

  71. Squeaky says:

    Happy birthday Karen! What is your favorite song to hear on your b’day? You know, the one that makes you think of b’days past, present & future? The one that makes you sing at the top of your lungs with the windows down in your car & u just don’t care cause it’s your day, dammit!?! Mine changes from year to year, but this year it was ‘Sunrise’ by Duran Duran. Hope your enjoying ur nana flapjacks, Karen.

  72. Tiffany says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

    You should treat yourself to a cake flavored fro-yo….and then more cake to follow!

  73. Marie says:

    Happy birthday Karen! I hope your day is amazing :) Thanks for being one of the best beauty bloggers out there!

  74. Maca says:

    Happy AWESOME birthday! Feliz cumpleaños!!
    Have an amazing day, eat tons of yummy food, without a gram of guilt.
    And please give your adorable tank of a cat a belly rub for me!

  75. Alison says:

    I don’t have any siblings. But I did acquire a brother and sister in law when I got married last year :)

  76. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday! Today I’m decorating posters for my sister’s college graduation tomorrow. I also have air horns and confetti cannons for the ceremony tomorrow! I’m so excited/proud.

  77. Carol says:

    Happy birthday!
    I don’t really celebrate my birthday (no presents) but the one thing that I have to have on my birthday is an ice cream cake from Carvel. Not like it’s a fantastic cake or anything but I got one as a kid and it’s become an annual tradition. It has to be vanilla and chocolate ice cream with LOTS of crunchies (the chocolate wafer cookie bits) in between the layers of ice cream. That’s all I ever need or want on my bday.

  78. musical says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope T-money is ready with a present and b’day cuddles :).

  79. Stephpolk82 says:

    Happy birthday to you! I like to spend my birthday peaceful, stressless, and just doing exactly what I want to dom which is a luxury

  80. Lisa Brown says:

    Happy birthday!

  81. Alba says:

    Happy birthday Karen! I am a new user to your site, I discovered
    it accidently by looking for some reviews. Have fun on your
    b’day today. Hope this will be my new favorite beauty blog out
    there. For my birthday, I make cupcakes with my 1st letter of my
    name (A) on them, and have fun with my friends.
    Cheers to the weekend ;) xoxo Alba

  82. Courtney says:

    Happy Birthday!

  83. Carleen says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  84. Denise says:

    Happy Birthday! May all your birthday wishes and dreams come true.

  85. Nina says:

    Happy happy birthday, Karen! Have an awesome day!

  86. Bethany says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!!

  87. Kayla says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Hope you enjoy your day :)

  88. Kate says:

    Happy birthday Karen! I haven’t spent my last three birthdays at home (all have been during business trips overseas) but this last birthday I spent the evening drinking champagne with a coworker at a local Four Seasons. While there was no cake, it was a fabulous way to spend an evening. Next year, though, I’m putting my foot down: I WILL have my birthday at home and I WILL celebrate it! I’m thinking karaoke. :)

  89. Pam says:

    There’s not many cakes that I don’t like but I am a fan of a traditional vanilla or chocolate with chocolate icing. Can’t beat the classics!

  90. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday!!! And many Happy Returns! Hope The Tabs gets you something FAB!

  91. GenesisCal says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Let me just say you DO NOT look your age!

  92. Jordan says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I have a twin brother and I LOVE ice cream cake, except I don’t like the ones that have real cake inside, I like the ones with the fudge and the crunch bits. Yum.

  93. Kelly says:

    Happy birthday Karen! May you receive many blessings on your special day. You are one of those people that look better with age, almost as if you age backwards.

  94. Prerna says:

    i like ice cream. lots of types. chunky brownies and cookie dough is a plus. do you like those? oh, and fudge. in fact, the more chocolate, the better.

    fudge is god-sent. ~_____~

  95. Jody says:

    Yes, I have one older sister and one younger brother.

  96. Mikhaela K. says:

    Karen, have an absolutely fabulous birthday. Birthdays are always such a blast.

    And I adore birthday cake!! I love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Or red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Anything with cream cheese frosting, really.

    I’m going to go make some cream cheese frosting right now.

  97. Christine says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! I woke up this morning with a kitty purring loudly in my face – great way to start the weekend :)

  98. Sadhana says:

    I have a younger brother who is awesome, and I am quite fortunate because he is also my best friend :)

    Happy Birthday, Karen!!!!!

  99. Faiza says:

    Happy birthday!! Aw, giving us an opportunity to win when it’s YOUR birthday?! Too sweet! Hope you got to rock out that awesome dress, which I’m sure you look fabulous in!

  100. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day :) Thanks for the giveaway! I love ice cream cake. Yumm now want some ;)

  101. Stephanie R says:

    Have a wonderful birthday and a mimosa for me!

  102. Chelsey says:

    I looooove me some chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. YUM!! :D

  103. Christy O says:

    I really, really hope I get hired for the job to which I applied. Then I may finally start to have some fun in my work week.

  104. Bel P. says:

    First of all, Happy Birthday Karen!!! Ice cream cake is a MUST on my birthday, Gold Medal Ribbon cake all the way! Enjoy your day :D

  105. Yogirl says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! And lots of life, laugh and love for the next year!
    My birthday is in Octobre and my mum makes a wonderful applepie sometimes with apples from our garden.
    Enjoy your day :)

  106. Anna says:

    Happy birthday!! I wish you more beautiful years ahead!

  107. Marian says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen! Thank you for the wonderful gift you give us daily. Can’t tell you how much I love your blog! It’s the highlight of my day!

  108. Janet says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen! Hope your day is filled with love and pie! :)

  109. nekosan says:

    Happy birthday! I have an older brother and an older sister. =)

  110. Victoria says:

    Happy Birthday! My brother knows how to press my buttons the same way!

  111. Amber says:

    Happy birthday Karen! Here’s to 37 more years of looking fabulous and making your readers chuckle every day :) have an amazing day!

  112. Stef Smith says:

    Happiest of Birthdays Karen! All the best girls are born in June, but that’s because I’ll be 37 on Monday! Have a mimosa for me! ;)

  113. Nina says:

    happy birthday!

  114. amanda says:

    Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day :)

  115. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I love red velvet cake!

  116. Emily says:

    I’m surprising my husband tomorrow with skydiving!! It’s an early birthday/fathers day for him!! It’s so hard to keep the secret! He is going to be so excited!!

  117. Monika says:

    I love icecream cake!

  118. Melodyy says:

    I do have an older sister that just graduated from college and is going to optometry school! :) I just like birthday cake, my favorite is the ice cream cakes that coldstone has (the strawberry flavor). I love reading, so I’m always reading something new. I just read the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness and I am now reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which I have wanted to read a long time ago). I heard it was being made into a movie with Emma Watson? I’m super excited because I love her!

  119. Jennifer says:

    I love ice cream cake! Happy Birthday Karen, have a good one!

  120. Justine says:

    Yup, I like ice cream cake! My favorite part is the fudge layer and/or cookie crumble layer.

  121. Paula says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! Hope you have a great day!! (and I know exactly what you mean about little brothers)

  122. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! & love your cat!

  123. Caitlin says:

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday Karen!

  124. PS says:

    Have a terrific birthday! I hope you get some great gifts. :)

  125. Alyssa says:

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!!! I truly enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  126. Shelby says:

    Happy birthday! My favorite birthday cake is pumpkin pie since my birthday falls around thanksgiving.

  127. Happy birthday Karen! I hope you’ll have a great one with a lot of presents, love, and cuddles!
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  128. Heidi says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you’ve saved room for some biscuits — Missy’s currently making some on my lap!

  129. Amy D. says:

    I just started reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels! :)

  130. Margo says:

    I ‘m one of EIGHT kids! It’s a yours, mine, and ours sort of deal but it makes family get togethors fun and a little bit crazy ;) Happy birthday Karen!

  131. Daniella says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)
    Favorite birthday locations of mine: Paris, the Glen Ivy spa, and the Gold Class movie theatre in Pasadena.
    I hope you have a blast!!

  132. onegreatsmile says:

    oOOoh, you’re a gemini! I usually have to cancel my birthday parties due to lack of interest. So I pour a few glasses of wine and play with makeup. It’s my therapy!

  133. Yuri says:

    Happy birthday Karen!!! As for my birthday, I don’t do anything special. Just have dinner with the family

  134. Alexandra says:

    Happy Birthday Karen. Its my 37th birthday in september,i dont get a birthday cake unless i buy one my self. My parents always take me out for a birthday meal and i can choose where we go.
    I do love a chocolate cake tho. My mum makes a cake called a kingly orange cake. Its a square of chocolate cake,with marmalde spread around the edges then chocolate over the top and then marizipan covering the whole of the cake. Its lovely when you bit into it as the choclate has set. We celebrated my cats 2nd birthday on the ist of june. Its just a guess as when i got him the lady wasnt sure what day he was born. Poor thing was in a fight a few days ago and has been wounded.

  135. Terri B says:

    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! ! !

    I love birthday cake ice cream.

  136. saffron says:

    Happy birthday, hope you get all the attention (and cake!) you can handle!

  137. Christina says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

    I hope you have an amazing and super fun one! :)

  138. Tiffany says:

    Happy happy birthday!!!

  139. Zoey says:

    My baby sister is turning 20 a week from Monday. I can’t believe how old she is!

  140. Y. says:

    happy birthday karen!! i just finished the book thief:)

  141. Xero says:

    Happy birthday!
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  142. Menia says:

    happy birthday girl!!!

  143. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday sweetie! Enjoy your day :-)

  144. Anjali says:

    Happy Birthday!! You’re right – they my sister must have aced sibling school ;) We adore each other AND drive each other crazy lol

  145. LauraA says:

    Happy birthday! I hope that you have a great day, and a fabulous upcoming year. :)

  146. Katie says:

    Happy (official) birthday, Karen! Your outing sounds so fun! My brother is also younger than me by six years! (Except, ya know, I’m in college and he’s in high school.) And, yes, he also has the ability to simultaneously make me angry and happy, LOL!

  147. Mandy says:

    Many Happy Returns of the Day!

  148. Shana says:

    Happy birthday!!

  149. Nancy says:

    Mmmmmn ice cream cake

  150. Kalisa says:

    Happy birthday

  151. Soo says:

    happy birthday, Karen! I hope your day is wonderful and enjoyed with loved ones
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  152. Krista says:

    Your Cupcake pictures are making me hungry! They look so good! Happy Birthday! :D

  153. Nupur says:

    Happy B’day Karen :)

  154. Rie Maeda says:

    Happy Birthday! Have an AMAZING day! I love baking cupcakes and birthday cakes-I hope yours is super delicious! :)

  155. Annick says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!!! I know what you mean about siblings making you simultaneously happy and angry. :D
    P.S. Your blog is the absolute best!!!

  156. irini says:

    Happy birthday :D

  157. MJ says:

    I’ve got two older brothers, one of which I used to throw birthday parties with since our birthdays are 6 days apart. :) Apparently, while mom was pregnant with me, her water broke on the day of his belated b-day party so he ended up getting naming rights for me. XD

  158. Jenny says:

    I’m throwing myself a birthday party tonight! Turning 25 is weird… I feel like a bona-fide adult or something. It’s a strange milestone. Anyway, I hope people come, haha. Have a great Saturday!

  159. Sophie says:

    Hi Karen, and a wonderful birthday to you! May all your wishes come true. ;) I looove ice cream cake, but the last time I had it, I may have been about 4, so, who knows? But I do want one for my birthday, next Friday, the 15th. With lots of chocolate, please! ^^

  160. RM says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope Tabs gives you the day off.

  161. Ali says:

    Happy birthday! I have two siblings…an older sister and younger brother. :)

  162. Cailyn says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!!! I love your website ;) I have one older brother…. birthday cake is yummmmmyyyy:D

  163. Nabel says:

    my fav type of birthday cake is banana!

  164. woo jin says:

    I love your blogs!! Happy birthday!! Thankyou for all your hard work!!

  165. Lily says:

    I like cake, but I hate buttercream frosting. However, I’m obsessed with the whipped vanilla kind. I also like yellow cake.

  166. Melissa says:

    I love this blog!!!!

  167. Leah Giles says:

    I have 2 sisters and we are crazy together. We make each other laugh, cry, and angry. But i cant imagine life without them. This post just reminded me of all the great times we have had and how they were my guinea pigs when i started getting interested in makeup and style. I love hem to death. Thanks for the nice post and happy birthday! :)

  168. Liz says:

    HAPPY bday! Hope Tabs gives you extra purrs &’rubs today. My girl always gives extra meows on my big day. I’m stalking Urban Decay blush & Charlotte Ronson eyeshadows. I’d be too excited to get them. Have a fab day & thanks!

  169. auroragyps says:

    I am an only child… as long as you don’t count the 5 dogs my parents have had over the years since I’ve been born (I do call them Aunt & Uncles to my daughter kitty after all ;-) ).

  170. Mary says:

    Happy happy birthday! I found your blog after your review on the essence eyeliners and now I’m hooked!

  171. jenn s. says:

    Happy, happy birthday, Karen!! I hope you have your cake and eat it, too! LOL My most favorite cake is the cake my sweet hubby bakes for me every year for my birthday. It is a Southern delight known as Texas sheet cake. It’s a jelly roll pan-thin chocolate cake with a to-die-for chocolate icing. One word: HEAVEN! Have a fantabulous day. :)

  172. Amanda says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! OMG that cupcake looks amazing!
    Amanda recently posted … NOTD Destroy Them With Lazers!

  173. Nadine says:

    Happy Birthday!

  174. I have siblings but unfortunately they are terrible people so my family is replaced with people that I love and trust.

  175. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday Karen,
    I hope you have a blessed and beautiful day. :)

  176. Destiny33 says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day. BTW, I love your blog

  177. denise says:

    Happy Birthday Karen, and many more! Hope your day is full of fun and love!

  178. Emily says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the blog and Tabs, Karen.

  179. Joi Warren says:

    HappY BirthDaY! Here is to you– wish you healthy happy year! I celebrated my 35 th birthday with my family– husband, my parents and my 3 bros–yep I’m the only girl! We were in the OBX and the weather was perfect! WE also celebrated our 10 year aniversary at the same time.

  180. Janet says:

    Wishing you a Happy Birthday! I love banana pancakes myself :)

  181. Tina B says:

    Hoping you have the best birthday ever! Siblings rock, they have this way of just “getting” you without any explanation needed :).
    Tina B recently posted … Review: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup

  182. Stephanie Fraval says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! :)

  183. Kelsey says:

    Do you have any siblings?
    Yes, one younger brother.

    How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
    A small dinner out with my husband, parents and brother. With presents and chocolate. :)

    Do you like ice cream cake?
    YES. Those crunchy chocolate bits in the middle layer are pure HEAVEN.

    What’s your favorite flavor of birthday cake?
    CHOCOLATE.

    Are you reading any books right now (for fun or otherwise)?
    No, sadly, although I am usually in the middle of a book for fun. I’m just in that awful dry spot between books right now… I finished one recently and haven’t found another one to start yet.

  184. Erika B says:

    Happy Birthday! Mimosa’s are so yummy! Hope the City has just as beautiful weather as the rest of the Bay Area today!

  185. Kristi says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Karen! I hope you had a gut-busting time with your brother today! I’m not a big fan of ice cream cakes. I prefer my ice cream & cake separate. I do however love ice cream pie preferably with an Oreo crust!

  186. Ariel says:

    Happy birthday Karen! I hope this day is everything you’ve hoped for!

  187. Vanessa says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen! I just went to the local library and loaded up on some summer reads.

  188. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    I love your writing Karen, wish I had more time to read. Happy Birthday!

  189. Cass says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen!

    I have a brother that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love him but I can only stand to be around him for 2 days at a time before I want to rip his hair out. I get along well with my other brother and never have any issues with him.

  190. courtney b says:

    happy birthday! gorgeous pic! keep up the great work!

  191. Lulu says:

    Happy Birthday!! Have lots of cake :) I just started Game of Thrones and I’m really liking it

  192. Jill says:

    mmmm cake and mimosas….two of my favorite things!

  193. Denniesha says:

    I’m the baby of five! And I love ice cream cake!!!

  194. bruna louise says:

    I have FIVE siblings! I’m glad they don’t live with me cuz that would be craaaazy! ^^

  195. Petunia says:

    my mom turned 84 today- if i win- i’ll buy her a giftie :)

  196. Nicole says:

    Happy birthday my dear, I hope it’s a good one! xx

  197. Jamie says:

    Happy Birthday! I love ice cream cake. Fruit Tarts are also amazing too!

  198. Kerry says:

    Happy Birthday Karen. Hope Tabs bought you a nice gift xx

  199. Dominique D. says:

    Happy Birthday! I hate celebrating mine, but I hope you enjoy yours!

  200. Lori says:

    happy birthday !

  201. Christy says:

    Happy birthday fellow Gemini!!! My birthday was on the 7th!!!!

  202. Nancy says:

    SIBLINGS!!
    I’ve spent the last week fussing and feuding with one of mine.. thankfully there are two others who are slightly better behaved.
    We’ll all be together for Sunday and Monday.. first time in two long years.
    Will we get along? Will there be a happy ending or more fighting?

    I predict….happiness!
    Especially when I return to find I’ve won your gift card prize!
    Enjoy your weekend~~~

  203. SB says:

    Hope you have a happy b-day!

  204. Amber S says:

    Birthdays are the best!

  205. leetal says:

    happppppy birthday!!!!

  206. Quinctia says:

    My mom still makes me a birthday cake every year, and I try to pick a different flavor each time. This year I actually bought all the stuff to make it, since I ran into cherry chip mix at Big Lots and I figured it might be my last chance to ever have one! ;)

    Sometimes they’re from scratch, just depends on what kind I pick.

    My sister is obsessed with ice cream cakes, even as an adult!

  207. Christine says:

    I like chocolate/raspberry birthday cake :D!

  208. Elizabeth Owens says:

    Happy birthday!! Hope you filled up on those pancakes. I know how it is with the sister thing! Those relationships are so unique… Thank you for having the giveaway! :) I would be so happy to win it

  209. Happy Birthday again missy!

    Shakiyla

  210. Eliza D. says:

    Happy Birthday! I just started reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.. literally only two pages into it

  211. Jeta says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Karen, may all of your wishes come true…
    I would totally make you a cake, one of my favorites, cheesecake
    but because of the distance I can only wish you a happy birthday!
    As for your questions, I have 2 sisters, and I’m the middle child.
    They’re awesome and without them I wouldn’t be able to live, or
    that’s what I think.
    Love, Jeta

  212. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Eat some cake for me!

  213. Nicole says:

    Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful afternoon. It is very windy and gray where I am today. And all I have to look forward to is finally finishing the unpacking of the house I just moved into. My life right now is all about change! New house, new city, new job.

  214. Kinka says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I love birthdays, my b-day is coming up on the 22nd I feel so old lol! Birthday cake is my fav part :)

  215. laura says:

    I like surprise birthday parties. It was my friend’s birthday a few months back and we surprised him at a beach house.

  216. Jessy says:

    Happy Birthday. This is the best time of year to have a birthday. Just barely passed mine.

  217. Joanne Gregory says:

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  218. jane says:

    happpy birthday!

  219. Shauna says:

    Happy Day of Birth!

  220. nina says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I love birthdays!…week long celebrations are the way to go haha…i use my birthdays to get my friends to do things with me they wouldnt normally by interested in…such as going to science world! I figure experiences are always better than material gifts they would get me since I tend to shop a lot on my own hehe

  221. Stefanie G says:

    Happy Birthday!! :)

    I have 3 other siblings, they are all girls! We get along pretty well!

  222. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Birthday! :)

  223. Maria says:

    happy birthday! vanilla birthday cake is the best!

  224. BB says:

    Happy Birthday! What did Tabs get you?

  225. lesleyk says:

    I love cake, ice cream and ice cream cake. Happy bithday, Karen!

  226. Judy says:

    Happy birthday! It’s gonna be a beautiful weekend!

  227. Paige says:

    Happy Birthday! We just had an amazing version of adult field-day for a friend’s b-day a few weeks ago. Dizzy bat, sack races, water balloons – I highly recommend it :)

  228. knownever says:

    I love makeup andmakeupandbeautyblog. butapparenlty donthavea wroking spacebar

  229. Nika says:

    I am extremely blessed to have 4 amazing siblings! :)

  230. AmyE says:

    Happy birthday Karen! We are almost birthday twins. Mine is tomorrow.

  231. Tina C says:

    Happy birthday Karen! Hope you have a fab 38th year!!

  232. Alix says:

    Birthday cake: yellow with white icing, yum.

  233. Happy Birthday Karen!!!! I LOVE your blog :)

  234. Liz says:

    I like to go out and do fun stuff on my birthday. Hey, it’s my personal holiday! This year I drove down to the LA arboretum/Huntington Gardens, had dim sum for lunch, then hit Ikea and Krispy Kreme in Burbank on the way home. Last year, I spent the day in the car heading out to Laughlin for a few days. That night I had a fantastic steakl dinner and the next day went out to Oatman to feed the donkeys. You get the idea. :-)
    Liz recently posted … Best manicure EVAR

  235. steph b says:

    I love Carvel ice cream cakes with the chocolate crunchies in the middle.

  236. penelope says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I’m been dying to try the new Benefit glosses that you recently featured on your blog. You’re so lucky to get a first hands look at new products! :)

  237. Elianore says:

    Happy birthday!!! My birthday is in 2 weeks. :) so we are both cancer! Hope you have a fabulous day! Thank you for the chance in this giveaway. :) Btw I love your blog!

  238. Angel says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!!!! Love you back glamour sister!!! Your blog is my fav and I always enjoy reading it. I hope Tabs gives you extra special hugs today. And I’m not entering the contest since I won so recently, but I had to wish you Happy Birthday!! Hope the mimosas were yummy :)

  239. Chanelle says:

    Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have plans for an awesome day – I love days like that! Last week I spent the day at an aquarium with my mom and then got sushi (kinda funny!). It was such a blessing.

  240. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy happy birthday, from all of us to you!
    We wish it was our birthday, so we could party too!
    Happy happy birthday, may all your dreams come true!
    We wish it was our birthday, so we could party too!

  241. Tran says:

    Happy birthday!

    I don’t have any siblings but I wish I did!

  242. sweeks1980 says:

    I hope you are having a lovely birthday! I like ice cream cake, but I’ve never had one for a birthday. However, one of the local ice cream stores where I live sells small ones (for 1-2 servings), and I think I might have to buy one this year.

  243. Kim D. says:

    Happy Birthday! I just have a younger bother.

  244. Carrie says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! You share a bday with one of my favorite people in the world—my best friend, Kaylynn! I hope you don’t party too hard…I have a feeling Tabs isn’t the type of employer who allows too many sick days:)

  245. Ris says:

    I have three younger siblings, which I didn’t like sometimes, but which also means I got to enjoy lots of birthday cake as a kid! Happy Birthday!

  246. Tania says:

    I LOVE ice cream cake and it has to have chocolate in it or on it :) Cold Stone Creamery makes yummy ice cream cakes here.

  247. Stephanie says:

    No siblings for me. Only child and I like it that way. :)

    And Happy Birthday!!!

  248. melissa says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  249. Lulle says:

    This year, I got a giant strawberry cupcake for my birthday, and I loved it! Usually, I prefer chocolate or better, chesnut… makes me hungry!

  250. Lisa says:

    Thank you for the first sentence of this post. It made my whole day better! : )

  251. Missy M says:

    My new birthday tradition includes stone crab claws…mmmm

  252. Grace Tong says:

    My birthday is in two days but my friends are busy with summer courses and my parents are on vacation halfway around the world :( I am having a joint party a week later though, because one of 2 of my friends’ birthdays are within a few days from mine

  253. Amanda says:

    My favorite is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Yummy :)

  254. Zhar says:

    Happy Birthday!

  255. Ana Ribeiro says:

    Happy birthday!!! I hope your day (and your “new year”) is fabulous!

  256. Stephanie C says:

    happy birthday! and here you are giving us the gift. ♥

  257. Lorraine says:

    Hope you have a very happy birthday! You must try Haagendaz ice cream cakes, omg they are the best and so worth the splurge on your birthday :)

  258. Larie says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!

    I love ice cream cake. I love ice cream. It’s all fabulous :D

  259. eRiN says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :D

  260. Wendy P says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m not a huge fan of cake. What I like on my birthday is a hot brownie sundae! You take a hot brownie, place a scoop of softened vanilla ice cream on top, a little whip cream, cherry and nuts. Mmmm hmmm dats what I’m talkin bout!

  261. janey says:

    Happy happy birthday!

  262. Ashley says:

    Hope you had a great birthday, Karen!

  263. Madelynn says:

    I have an older brother and I miss him dearly!

  264. Jessica says:

    Happy Birfday! And who DOESN’T like ice cream cake?

  265. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Fashion Police!

  266. Bridget says:

    I hope you had a chance to get a free birthday brow at the Benefit brow bar! Isn’t that cool that they do that?!? ;)

  267. Shelly says:

    Have a very Happy Birthday Karen! =)

  268. Nora says:

    happy birthday!!!

  269. Betony says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen! Hope it’s fabulous!

  270. My mom always gets me a ice cream cake for my birthday! :)

  271. Kayla says:

    I have a twin brother and a older sister, my sister has the same birthday month as my brother and I so we all always celebrate ours together which makes it great.

  272. Kiran says:

    Yay! My b’day today.

  273. Rozae says:

    I didn’t let my birthday stop me from getting up early & hitting the gym. But of course I will be eating red velvet tonite :)

  274. Amanda G says:

    I have so much to do in lab tomorrow (yes, on a Sunday), that I’m going to bed at 9 tonight.

  275. MelodyJ says:

    I love cake. I always want to try different flavors. Chocolate Vanilla Swirl is so good.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  276. Ashley Miller says:

    Happy Bday!!! xx

  277. Carolyn N. says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D
    I have three younger sisters. They keep me hopping.. XD

  278. Wenz says:

    Im a may baby! But as much as I don’t look forward to the number being older (I don’t feel older) its just 1 more reason to eat, drink, & be merry!!!! YOLO!!!

  279. Evgenia says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!

  280. Rita says:

    Happy birthday! May you have many more happy ones, with many more beauty products to rave about!

  281. Alison C. says:

    happy bday!

  282. Grace says:

    Getting ready for a mini getaway with my husband to Colorado Springs!

  283. christine says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Hope you treated yourself to those platforms!

  284. Jasmine says:

    I’ve got an older brother and a younger brother. I’m the only girl in the middle. It worked out really well because none of us really fought with each other. On road trips I’d always sit in the middle to prevent any fighting between my brothers. All in all we get along really well. For every birthday we get DQ’s ice cream cake. It never gets old and it’s soooo delicious :) Also I wish you a very happy birthday! Thank you for having the best beauty blog!

  285. chibicheeks says:

    loooove ice cream cake. Although I haven’t had it in a long time. Gotta remember that for next birthday!

  286. Melissa says:

    I don’t have any siblings and I always wanted some.

  287. Janet says:

    Hope your birthday was fabulous! :)

  288. Lisa says:

    I have two siblings, which usually means that only two of us get along at a time! It doesn’t help that we’re all girls, too.

  289. Charmaine says:

    Happy birthday!!!

  290. Pradnyaa says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!
    I love my bro and my sis!! In fact just had a heart to heart chat with my bro.
    Siblings are a lifeline

  291. C R Williams says:

    Happy birthday!!

  292. Barbara says:

    For about 10 years my husband would buy me this fabulous Black Forest Torte for my birthday cake. It was chocolate cake layers with a cherry filling, a creamy filling and chocolate filling layers. Chocolate frosting with black and white chocolate curls and chocolate jimmies on top. A true work of art, but alas the bakery closed about 6 months ago so now I don’t know what my cake will be!

  293. Amber Baumgart says:

    I have 4 older sisters and couldn’t imagine life without them!

  294. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Hi Karen! Happy Birthday!! My favorite cake ever was this sort of red velvet pie/cake from Marie Callendars.They only had it for a month, but that happened to be my birthday month(December)! It was wonderful. :)

    Also, I have a twin. :) We don’t look alike!

  295. Mishel says:

    Id love t

  296. Phi says:

    you give a lot of these away!

  297. varsha says:

    Happy B’day Karen..! :)

  298. DalaLuz says:

    Happy Bday you spring chicken you :D

  299. Toby says:

    Happy birthday!

  300. elle says:

    Happy birthday!

  301. Liz says:

    Happy Birthday! Mine’s this Thursday (the big 3-0). Gonna need to treat myself to cupcakes, I think…

  302. Nicole says:

    Summer is very warm.

  303. ceci says:

    i hope you’ll have a fabulous 37th birthday! :D

  304. Joy P. says:

    I have a sister and a brother, 9 years and 7 years older then me. I’m the baby in the family! Unfortunately my father died when I was only 2 months old because of hemorrhagic CVA.
    Btw, happy birthday Karen!!! :)

  305. Melissa says:

    Happy birthday Karen! So funny that you mention siblings fighting. I just got an email from my big sis. I wish I could somehow post the Image… But it had three images each with caption:
    It first showed a picture of two young siblings fighting. “remember our fights when we were kids?”
    Then it showed two siblings hugging “how our parents saw the fight”
    Last it showed an image from the movie 300 “how we saw the fight”

  306. Bonnie says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! I have one younger sister, and we get along much better now than we did when we were kids (thank goodness!).

  307. Vanessa says:

    Just watched the movie Couples Retreat! Haha, so funny :D and happy birhtday too, hope you have a lovely day!

  308. layla says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Hope you have an amazing day!

    I have a younger sister and though we were sworn enemies during our school days, we turned into friends once we were in high school/college. we’ve had lots of good times together, sharing wardrobes, going shopping, etc. we love miles apart now (different countries, but still have great times when we get together!)

  309. Ester Y says:

    happy birthday!

    i LOVE cake! in any shape or form! yuummmm..although, I was pretty proud of myself, the other night, for taking the cupcakes out of my grocery cart and putting them back before I checked out..

    And for books, I’m currently trying to figure out my read. I love reading.

  310. Hi Karen! Happy Birthday!!!!! Have a blast and have a great celebration!

  311. Jennifer says:

    Happy birthday!!! Thanks for all the great info. Helps a make up junkie on a budget out!! If you love b-day cake…. you must check out dairy queens b-day cake blizzard.

  312. Sue C. says:

    Hope you had a great day Karen! I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters and have mixed emotion relationships with all of them – love them all but in small doses. My favorite birthday cake is Burnt Almond.

  313. Jennifer says:

    Happy birthday! It may be another year but you look as good as ever!

  314. Stacie L. Bratton says:

    I absolutely LOVE ice cream cake, but not just any ice cream cake. It has to be a Dairy Queen Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard Ice Cream Cake! Those are TDF…TO DIE FOR!!!

  315. JMay says:

    Happy birthday Karen!!!

  316. Adia says:

    Ice cream cake is my all time favorite,I wish I could do it myself :D
    Adia recently posted … Smokey with rhinestones makeup tutorial (Pics)

  317. Nora says:

    Happy birthday !

  318. Adjoa says:

    Happy belated birthday! Hope it went well.

  319. Savannah says:

    Happy Birthday! I like ice cream cake, but I prefer just ice cream with my cake instead of in it!

  320. Steph says:

    Oh, I hope I win! I just realized a couple days ago that my MUFE hd foundation is running low and there’s no Sephora store by me so I have to order online.

  321. E. says:

    The best birthdays consist of good food, homemade birthday cake, and lots of friends and family!

  322. virginie says:

    My father has 7 children. 1 from his 1st marriage, then 3, us, and then another 3, from his last marriage!!! SO I have 3 brothers and sisters and 4 half brothers and sisters, but really it is the same to me….Yes, he is a productive fellow!

  323. Advah says:

    Two siblings here, and the three of us live in three different countries. I miss them all the time!

  324. Kay says:

    Ice cream cake is the way to go!

  325. Chelsea says:

    Celebrating my birthday in Paris this year! Very excited!

  326. Thanks for this awesome opportunity, Karen! :)

    I LOVE ice cream cake. And now that you mentioned it, I want one! ;)
    Swatch And Learn recently posted … Smorgasbord Sundays: Helping the Homeless

  327. Meag says:

    First of all Happy Birthday! Milk the date as long as you can and enjoy. Eat cake, drink wine, relax, buy clothes, BUY LOTTTSSSSS OF MAKEUP! Congrats Girl!

  328. Lucy says:

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Karen! If you’re gonna go with cake this weekend, I highly recommend a Coldstone ice cream cake because holy cow, they are incredible!

    Enjoy the rest of your birthday weekend! I know I will because tonight, there will finally be some True Blood back on HBO. Oh debauchery, how I look forward to it!

  329. Lydia says:

    I have 2 sisters!

  330. Paloma says:

    My siblings make me angry and happy too. Happy birthday!

  331. Vnssa906 says:

    True Blood tonight!!!! #thatIsAll lol

  332. Michelle says:

    Happy (late) birthday, Karen! I request Funfetti cake on my birthday. :)

  333. Lisa Schnitzer says:

    Happy Birthday Karen. Mine was two weeks ago, and I had Bananas Foster for the first time in years. It was a great alternative to cake! I also bought myself some makeup of course! Thanks for the contests!

  334. Darlene says:

    Happy Birthday! What a beautiful day …

  335. Maggie says:

    Happy (late) birthday, Karen! Hope you had a fabulous day :)

    I actually have five siblings – three brothers, two sisters. I’m the youngest, so you can imagine how exciting that was growing up ^.^ Fortunately the oldest four are much older and had all moved out by the time I was about five, so we never actually had to deal with six children living in the house at the same time.

  336. Mireya says:

    I love ice cream cake, but it’s hard to find a good one. So many of them are just ice cream in the shape of a cake… I want mine to have cake in it. I feel like that’s just too much to ask, because they are hard to find!

  337. Katrina says:

    Woohoo! I’m going to make cupcakes today.

  338. Christina says:

    Looks like I’ll be debt-free post college. =]

  339. Vicki says:

    Oh chocolate cake all the way!

  340. Charlotte says:

    I need new skincare!

  341. Genevieve G. says:

    Happy belated birthday, Karen!
    For birthdays, my family gets together for dinner at my parents’ place, and the celebrant chooses the menu. My choice: a big order from my fave Indian place (luckily they offer carry out orders). Mmm, baingan bharta, vegetable samosas, lamb bhuna, and, of course, chicken tikka masala. Oh, and garlic naan! Lord, I’m hungry X-D

  342. Jenny says:

    Hi Karen! Happy Birthday! I love your blog!

  343. Amanda Hess says:

    I love that you do these giveaways! Makeup can make any girl feel glamorous, so I wanted to thank you for giving some lucky girl a little glamour in her life!

  344. mn says:

    Happy Bday- hope Tabs give you lots of cuddle time (minus Edward ScissorPaws). .

  345. Carissa says:

    happy birthday!!

  346. Jane says:

    Favorite cake of all time: Chocolate cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. YUM

  347. Amanda says:

    happy birthday karen!!!!!

    i don’t have any siblings. i love chantilly cake from zippy’s! :)

  348. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen! How did Tabs remember this momentous occasion? XXOO

  349. Joy says:

    Hope you had a happy birthday!

    I have one sister, nine years older than me, living literally half a world away.

  350. Happy Birthday #GeminiReign #TeamGemini

  351. Melissa says:

    Happy birthday Karen!!

  352. Elin LLB says:

    Could this be my bday gift? I hope so!

  353. Yukari says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

  354. BooBooNinja says:

    Happy Birthday!

  355. Sarah says:

    I have two sister and two brothers. I like even numbers. ;) Happy Birthday!

  356. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  357. TrippyPixie says:

    Happy birthday!

    I don’t like cake, so for my birthday, I always get a lemon meringue pie and a French silk pie. As for siblings, I have a sister who is two years older and celebrated her birthday this past Friday, and a sister who’s three years younger, and has her birthday about two weeks after mine in September.

  358. Becky says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!!

  359. Alice Chaffin says:

    Karen, Happy Birthday and I enjoy reading your articles on Bloglovin. I like to celebrate my birthday with since it is in December and usually cold however my friends warm me up and always make me feel fabulous whether my birthday or a general day. Enjoy your day and week.

  360. Rikki says:

    Just got back from California!

  361. Liz says:

    Happy birthday!!

  362. Ann says:

    I love ice cream cake. It’s the best of both worlds.

  363. Cristy says:

    Love B’days!!!! You are getting younger Girl!!!
    Salud!!

  364. Lori says:

    It’s hard to celebrate my birthday because it’s January 25th and there have been lots of times that’s it either snowing or we having an ice storm (I’m in Oklahoma). My favorite bday cake is either German Chocolate or Italian Cream cake. *yummy*

  365. Rita says:

    I totally thought I saw you yesterday in Emeryville, but perhaps it was just someone who looked just like you, strange right?
    Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, happy birthday!

  366. nicole says:

    I have three brothers.

  367. Jessica says:

    I celebrate my birthday with my family! I am a bit unoriginal and hate cake, so I usually go for cheesecake….yum!

  368. T.Davis says:

    HAPPY BORN DAY, HAVE A JOYOUS DAY!!!!!!!!!!

  369. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  370. jasmine p. says:

    happy bday

  371. Alli says:

    UGH I just bought ALL the things from Sephora, and I STILL need more things! (How is makeup so addictive??)

  372. MMM says:

    I cut my hand with a can opener, but it was kinda worth it because the Trader Joes fat free refried beans are delicious!

  373. Cassidey says:

    I have one brother.

  374. Renee says:

    Happy Birthday!

  375. Hannah says:

    Yay, another giveaway!!! Hope you have a GREAT birthday Karen!!

  376. Gail says:

    Happy Bday

  377. bin du says:

    happy birthday!! Got some awesome jewelry finds this weekend, and for a great price :) For once both my wallet and my style conscience are happy

  378. Heather says:

    Happy birthday (:

  379. kaela says:

    beautiful cupcake!!! would love to win sephora card!!!

  380. Vickie says:

    I am going to keep positive I am going to win this time! Thank you!

  381. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE birthday cake! I eat it any chance I get. I muchrefer regular cake over ice cream but will definitely eat when offered!

  382. ShSh says:

    Here I go. Hope u had a phenomenal birthday!

  383. Wendy says:

    Happy Birthday! I know what you mean about siblings making you happy and MAD at the same time, haha!

  384. Tosh says:

    Happy, happy birthday Karen! I’ll be celebrating my own birthday in a couple of weeks with my two younger brothers :)

  385. KaylaK says:

    I have an older sister and a younger brother! I’m stuck in the middle! Happy belated birthday by the way! :D

  386. John says:

    Happy BIrthday Darling! I have one sister, Whom I adore!

  387. Sara P. says:

    I love ice cream cake!!!

  388. Jaa Maurer says:

    It was so hot here this weekend!!

  389. Kimberly says:

    happy belated birthday!

  390. Cristina says:

    Happy birthday!

  391. Ellie says:

    I love ice cream cake- there’s a cake in grocery stores called Vienetta, which is vanilla and chocolate, and it’s so delicious and creamy. It’s really cheap, so whenever I am with my friends we buy one of those cakes and share- it’s my addiction!

  392. Happy birthday and I love you too.

  393. Karin says:

    Happy belated birthday, Karen! I’m really glad i found your blog – I just found it two days ago and I LOVE it! Swatches are amazing and great insight and information on the product! Your blog is the only beauty blog I can actually stand reading (most of the swatches on other blogs aren’t reliable and info isn’t it either). I will definitely be entering your weekly Sephora giveaways!

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