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

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

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway
Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

Okay, this is a totally random way to start the day, but I’m excited! I haven’t been to Japantown in ages, and I’m supposed to be going tonight.

Yes, it’s barely 8:30 in the morning right now, and I’m already thinking about dinner…

And magazines!

El Hub and I are meeting my bro and his girlfriend for Korean barbecue (yup, Korean barbecue in San Francisco’s Japantown), and if we can get there early enough, I hope to visit Kinokuniya Bookstore, which is this huge bookstore filled with Japanese books — everything from business books to art, anime and manga, children’s literature, and an awesome magazine section with literally hundreds of titles.

I can’t read many of them, ya know, except for the few that are in English, but I love looking at the pictures. The fashion, photography and art mags are my faves.

How are you doing this morning? I hope your day got off to a good start.

Oh! — I’ve got a movie rental recommendation for you. It’s called The Way, starring Martin Sheen. It’s about a father who heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Just a wonderful film (found it on Netflix) that warmed my heart and also made me really want to take a trip to Europe.

Have a great day today, whatever you’re up to. Before you jet, don’t forget to enter both of this weekend’s giveaways (here’s the other one, for some Cos Bar products from Target). Might as well. I mean, since you’re already here. :)

What folks are saying…

“Thanks so much, Karen. Just in case you were wondering what I got with it, I decided to go with the Clarisonic Mia–I’ve been wanting it for years now, but have never purchased it because of the price. Your eCard helped me finally buy it! I look forward to using it. Thanks again!”
-Jane

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

“Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Karen (and Tabs, of course)! I really appreciate this! I’d been eyeing the Anastasia brow pencil in Strawburn to match my red hair!”
-Chelsea (and Jiji the kitten and Quincy the bunny)

“Never before have I been so pleased to check my email right before bed!!! Thank you so, so much! I truly enjoy your blog and check it almost daily! Thanks again! This made my night!”
-Melissa, Edmond, OK

“Hi Karen. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I won! :O Thank you so much! You, Tabs, and your blog are amazing! Thank you for keeping me updated on all things beauty and more importantly, for keeping me entertained! Keep doing your thing! :) Thank you again.”
-Jacqueline

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”
-Hana

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 ever flip through magazines in different languages? If so, do you have a favorite magazine? How many languages do you speak? Are there any beauty products unavailable in your country that you wish you could more easily get? How are you wearing your hair today? What are you wearing on your nails? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora! http://bit.ly/MFPHHh

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Sephora eGift Certificates can only be redeemed online and are not valid in stores or available for purchase or redemption in Canada. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Don’t forget the other giveaway (for some Cos Bar goodies from Target), which also runs through tomorrow. It’s a small one, but there are 10 winners, which improves the odds of winning quite a bit.

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Anjali! Congratulations, Anjali! 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. C R Williams says:

    I would love this. Yes again I am trying!

    • natasha says:

      Some beauty products that i really wish we had here in the U.S. are a bunch of European brands like Barry M or sleek! I really wish we would have more Asian beauty stores as well because I love to try asian BB creams!

  2. Lydia says:

    I speak two languages, English and Spanish.

  3. Deanna G. says:

    I only speak 1 language.

  4. Joanna says:

    I speak two languages English and French Creole (patois)

    Thank you and happy weekend to you and tabs…
    :)

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I only speak one language.

  6. Gina says:

    My favourite magazine is LouLou! It’s a Canadian style magazine. :)

  7. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    My sister inlaw is from Okinawa, Japan – she is always sending me fun foods, candies, trinkets, & magazines from Japan. The candy is the best, as you never know exactly what it is until you try it (unless of course, you can read Japanese!).

  8. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Also tweeted! @kimpcole

  9. Chris25 says:

    I just ended my 3 & 1/2 year relationship. I’m leaving my home and Annabelle. I deserve to win this! :)

  10. Amy Z says:

    Even though I’m Chinese, I recently started reading Latina magazine to keep up on my Spanish =)

  11. Krista says:

    I’m almost out of ice cream. Please send help ASAP!!!

  12. Danielle says:

    I can speak English and Spanish. :) Hair is in a pony today- thank goodness because it just started raining. Happy weekend Karen!

  13. Nicole says:

    I would love this! I speak two languages, English and Spanish! One of my favorite Spanish magazines is Vanidades!

  14. Kass says:

    I like Asian fashion magazines, I’m pretty sure I lost an hour looking at them in Japantown.

  15. Rosemarie says:

    Have fun in Japantown!! Thanks as always for the giveaway! :D

  16. Vnssa906 says:

    Relaxing with the Hubs after a delicious brunch … Looking forward to family night at his sisters later :)

  17. Jenn P says:

    I love “looking” at any kind of magazine! And with magazines because they are in pictures it’s fun to try and guess what they are talking about!

  18. Katrin says:

    I am a German living in the United States and I miss my German magazines! And my German drugstore! :)

  19. jennifer says:

    i speak english, and i used to be fluent in spanish and conversational in french.

  20. terry says:

    i’m addicted to japanese ramen these days….=DDD

  21. KRISTEN T says:

    I can speak 2 languages fluently. English and Tagalog. :)

    https://twitter.com/thekatdiary/status/214032363213176832

  22. Rita says:

    This contest is always popular but here I am trying again! I’m hoping to get a Naked palette from Sephora!

  23. Stephanie Y says:

    I wish it was easier to get Sleek cosmetics in the US.

  24. Michelle says:

    My nails are neon orange with neon purple polka dots!

  25. Zoey says:

    I’m wearing metallic silver polish on my nails.

  26. ps says:

    I have sparkly nail polish on. Have a great weekend!

  27. Daniella says:

    I am a Korean BBQ fanatic. FANATIC, I tell you. And I love that we have so many good ones here in Hellay. Enjoy your din :)

  28. Kristi says:

    I know enough French to be a bit dangerous! LOL I don’t flip through magazines in other languages but I do look at blogs in other languages. Sometimes I’ll translate & sometimes I’m just looking for product pics/swatches! I wish it was easier to get ahold of products that are so easily available at French pharmacies! Grass is always greener on the other side, huh?!!

  29. Kelsey says:

    What are you wearing on your nails?

    OPI “Do You Lilac It?” An oldie but goodie! :)

  30. Wynell says:

    I wish Sleek were available in the US

  31. I can speak English and a little bit of broken French!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … The Lipstick Challenge Day 26 : MAC Satin Lipstick Rebel

  32. Shana says:

    Wish we could get Annabelle stuff in the USA!!

  33. Even though I took spanish for 5 years… I can’t speak a word of it! I am committed to becoming fluent… sometime before I die! lol xxxo

  34. Lily says:

    I speak 4 languages and am trying to learn Korean :) I’m kinda obsessed with languages and cultures -.-

  35. Rikki says:

    I’d continue learning Chinese if ChinesePod actually thought grammar in the free lessons…

  36. KPrice says:

    Pancakes! What a perfect world that would be if there was a large stack of pancakes next to a Sephora store…. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway.

  37. Agata says:

    Well, I speak Polish of course, I used to speak Spanish and a little bit of French but since not used I forgot most of it. I love reading Polish magazines. I have access to some online but it’s not the same as flipping through the pages of the actual magazine.

  38. shusheshe says:

    I speak 2 and a half languages!

  39. Amanda J. says:

    I only speak English, but I would love to learn French!

  40. Anna says:

    My nails have a sunny day mani on :) sky blue polish with a nail art yellow sun. Unfortunately another rainy say for us here in Vancouver today :(

  41. Marilyn says:

    Oh have fun tonight! I used to love going to SF Japantown when I was a teenager! I love those fish shaped pastries with the red bean paste – so yummy! And I collected the Japanese sailor moon manga…I can’t read it but it’s so pretty!

  42. NABEL says:

    I graduate tomorrow :) this card could help me buy some makeup to help me with my job interviews!

  43. JE says:

    I have Essie’s Barefoot in Blue on my toes!

  44. AliK says:

    I speak english and urdu

  45. Hohete says:

    I have OPI Go on Green on my toes, but nothing on my fingers.

  46. Katie says:

    I speak two languages more or less fluently – English (first language) and Spanish (home background – although we didn’t speak a ton of Spanish at home, and 5 years of classes). I can also speak/read Mandarin Chinese at an intermediate level (2 years classes, 3 months living in Beijing). But since I stopped taking classes, I pretty much can’t write in Chinese at all anymore… without practice all the characters fled my brain. :/ I can read Japanese hiragana, and I took one quarter of Cantonese, but all I can remember how to say is “bathroom,” “telephone,” and “I don’t speak Cantonese,” which I guess are sort of useful, LOL. I love learning new languages; if I had time, I would definitely go back to language classes.

  47. Sandy says:

    Ah…I really need to paint my toes again! I have a lovely Butter London polish in All Hail the Queen that I just love, sparkly and pretty!

  48. Yogirl says:

    The pancake building is gorgeus!
    I speak German and English and my favourite magazine is Instyle UK and Monocle. I just came home and got a new haircut and color this afternoon, and tonight is football (European Championships). If you come to Europe give us a note, maybe you can do some couch surfing
    :-)

  49. Selina says:

    Wearing a smokey brown eye today. Have spent the better part of the afternoon drooling over bronze eyeshadows- my favorite! Nars Galapagos looks amazing…

  50. Jody says:

    I wish I could get Japanese products here more easily – I love the shimmers in most asian eyeshadow formulas.

  51. Hannah S. says:

    I was just in SF yesterday! Down in CA for vacation :)

  52. Ginelle says:

    Had an amazing dinner last night celebrating one of my best friends engagement :)

  53. Taryn says:

    I would love it if BourjoIs was carried in the U.S. I hear such good things about their foundation, bronzer, and mascara!

  54. Avery says:

    Had some cinnamon kettle corn at the farmer’s market today!

  55. Faiza says:

    The other night I FINALLY watched “New Year’s Eve”.. it was a definite chick flick but it was perfect for a relaxing night in!

  56. Shelby says:

    I can barely speak one language correctly, let alone more of them!

  57. E. says:

    Nothing on my nails, but my toes are painted a bright orange-coral.

  58. Adrienne says:

    Something about this summer heat is making my Tarte smolderEYES liners kind of blend out on their own into a smudgy gorgeous mess. I’m hoping I can win this so I can go back and grab a couple more colors!

  59. Connie K. says:

    I love going to Japantown in San Francisco! The bakery, daiso!!!!, bookstore, ramen house, and crepe place are my favorite places to visit. Thank you for the giveaway Karen!!:)

  60. SSB says:

    Wearing my hair super, super flat and straight while my first-ever keratin treatment sets. Can’t wait to see it aftfer 48 hours!

  61. Joy says:

    I speak 2 or so languages. Two fluently or close to and then a few others more or less conversationally. I read more languages than I speak though and there are a couple languages that I can follow a story if it’s told slowly enough, but not really respond. This randomly reminds me, I’ve actually only seen Forrest Gump and read Harry Potter in French, never English. I really need to fix that.

  62. laura says:

    i am really craving some waffles.

  63. Megan says:

    my hair’s in a ponytail because i was doing yard work.

  64. Krista says:

    Yay! Another chance to win $50 card for Sephora. I’ve never flipped through different language magazines- I’m only able to speak english and read english and I actually like reading the articles in magazines so it isn’t worth my time to flip through. I wish I had another language though so I could!

  65. onegreatsmile says:

    WHY OH WHY did they make it SO hard to get the Shu lash curler in this country?!?!?!?!?

  66. Christin says:

    Im wearing Im all ears by OPI on my fingers, lovely color!

  67. Menia says:

    Hey!! I come from Greece and I speak English and Italian! I love makeup and I am obsessed with my hair.I currently dyed them auburn and I am loving them soooo much!!! I love flipping through magazines but I prefer the internet I must say!!!
    tweet: https://twitter.com/Menia_Chatzaki/status/214062351429795841

    thanks so much!!!

  68. Kim D. says:

    I speak 2 languages. Thank you for the giveaway!

  69. Liz says:

    I speak some German, and I’ve been saving up to take a trip to Europe next summer! I’ll have to bring home some magazines as souvenirs, they don’t take up much space and I’ll have something to read on the flight home :)

  70. Mandy says:

    I speak fluently: English, French, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu & Italian. I can understand enough Spanish and Farsi to get by. One day I hope to learn Japanese & Mandarin. I have always loved learning languages just for the fun of it and because I can!

  71. Mikhaela K. says:

    I speak two languages- Russian and English. And I am DYING for my “Glitter in the Air” DL nail polish to get here already so I can have sparkly hands and feet.

  72. Charlotte says:

    I’m not wearing any makeup today! Yay for makeup free weekends! :)

  73. Rachel says:

    I love the higher PPD European sunscreens and I so wish we got them here in the US. If I won the gift card, that’s exactly what I’d use it on – to protect my super pale skin!

  74. Amber says:

    Ooh, thanks Karen! I am fluent in English obviously, but I also know American Sign Language, and I just began learning French in January! It’s been so fun. I also know a little Russian and Spanish, but I’d love to learn more.

  75. Stephanie says:

    I’m so excited that it’s almost Father’s Day!
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  76. Rachel says:

    While I don’t speak any other languages, I can get the gist of things from listening to or reading Spanish! I’ve forgotten how to say everything, but I remember what most of it means! :D

    Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!

  77. Lori says:

    I only speak english.

  78. Emily P says:

    I speak English, and enough French to get me around!

    I’m starting to learn Italian, which is pretty exciting!

    Oh, and my favorite magazine is Seventeen, like every other teenage girl ;)

  79. Rie Maeda says:

    I love speaking/learning spanish!

  80. Kayla says:

    Just painted my nails in pink-a-boo by essie.

  81. stacy says:

    am wanting to get some coral polish and some bronzer to kick off summer. Been also meaning to try the new NARS foundation. It’s too hot in Texas to wear heavy makeup.

  82. Sophie says:

    I have a huge orange tabby sleeping on my lap as I type this!

  83. Lauren says:

    I love People Style Watch and In Style. Happy Saturday!

  84. angela n. says:

    I went to the mall last night and bought a lot of makeup. ay yay yay! haha

  85. aradhana says:

    i speak three languages…but i don’t mind flipping through magazines in other languages, as long as they have good images!

  86. Sandy P says:

    My daughter in law is Japanese and I love to check out her FB page where she writes in Japanese to her friends. Try to get it translated and sometimes it comes out as a very funny translation!!! Sure it is NOT what she said!

  87. gio says:

    I speak two languages, Italian and English.
    gio recently posted … Know Your Ingredients: Canola Oil

  88. Amanda says:

    I love looking through the Japanese magazines at Shirokiya! :) I can speak English and a bit of Japanese.

  89. Sunita Magar says:

    I am a college student, and I am currently living off-campus. Just this morning, I made the yummiest pancakes ever! I mean I am not one who is very adventurous with her cooking, because I only learnt how to cook since I came to the United States (about 10 months ago). My boyfee liked it too! :D Such things totally make my day.

    Of course, it would make my day too if I won the Sephora gift card too. :D

    Thank you for having such contests.

  90. Betony says:

    I love to “read” French, Spanish and Italian Vogue. It’s so much fun to see fashion trends in other countries!

  91. Liz M. says:

    OMG! Sephora is just so much fun. I blew out both ankles the beginning of February and was bedridden with 2 casts for 2 1/2 months. I’m still recovering and limited in that I can’t walk much or drive much so I’m still doing almost all my shopping online. It’s the only thing that kept my sanity after being a prisoner in bed was getting packages of makeup that I ordered! I’d love to get that new Hourglass primer since I’m addicted to their tinted moisturizer. And if I wish for some products they carried here in the US, I wish we had Jill Stuart makeup! It’s so hard to get and even though they have in NY, you still can’t sample anything and they’re always sold out of most stuff and it still costs a fortune to ship. Thanks for this offer!

  92. Ris says:

    I took Japanese for two years, but trying to read the magazines – or any media in Japanese – is still way to hard for me!

  93. Father’s Day is tomorrow!!

  94. Bethany says:

    I’ve been painting my house all day….visiting this website is my “coffee break” since I don’t actually drink coffee.

  95. Amber S says:

    I only speak French and English fluently, but I can say hello in German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Afrikaans, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Czech, and Inuktitut. Smiles require no translation! :)

  96. Sadhana says:

    I speak American English and Guyanese Creole. I wish I spoke Hindi, French, and Korean!!

  97. Wendy says:

    My iphone wristlet wallet is falling apart. Need to go shopping.

  98. Tina says:

    Right now I have clear on my fingers and Essie’s watermelon on my toes.

  99. Phoebe says:

    I went shopping yesterday for fathers day and now im spending the day with my dad before i leave to go home! such a good day

  100. Nora says:

    Just two!

  101. MJ says:

    Ahhhhh so jealous. Absolutely love Nor Cal and missing SF. :P I used to live in Castro Valley and I was able to hop on the BART and go into SF whenever. :P

    If you have the time, you should check out this little restaurant in Japantown that is on the bridge between the two buildings that houses the bookstore (assuming that I’m thinking of the same place). They do some interesting fusion asian food (Japanese style curry pizza anyone? XD). There’s also a bunch of untranslated manga on the walls to flip through or read. XD

  102. bin du says:

    just read 4 books in 5 days…insanity! But at least i’m getting more use out of my kindle :)

  103. raina99 says:

    I have Cult Nails on right now :)
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  104. Ali says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze Blue Years Eve topped with Color Club Diamond Drops. Not sure I like the combo, it’s a little bit TOO blingy!

  105. Meggy D'Arcy says:

    I took Latin – the language – my freshman year and it was the hardest thing ever!
    I love Vogue Italia, even though it is in Italian!
    (Oh and I love your blog!)

  106. Melissa W. says:

    I read magazines backwards! I like waffles better than pancakes! I don’t like wearing socks that match.
    Melissa W. recently posted … Chicken?

  107. Lily says:

    I’ve got Butter LONDON the Black Knight on my nails, I’m obsessed with it!

  108. Monika says:

    Love foreign magazines. Especially australian vogue, british vogue……all of them. Was just checking out the greece one. Had no idea what it said, but the pics were gorgeous:)

  109. Ruchita says:

    Have a great Saturday!

  110. Melody says:

    have a great weekend Karen! =)

  111. Becca says:

    Im so jealous of you Karen! I love Korean BBQ!

  112. Whitley says:

    I am wearing Zoya Myrta on my nails! It is such a pretty coral color.

  113. I only speak english but I hope to be able to be fluent in spanish one day! it’s a goal of mine!
    Stefanie Gladden recently posted … Swimspot Giveaway at Summer Wind

  114. musical says:

    Happy Caturday, Karen :). Enjoy the trip to Japantown!

  115. Y. says:

    I love japanese bookstores!! I can speak some japanese and understand decently but reading and writing I’m not so great at. have fun there!

  116. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy Saturday!

  117. Jenn says:

    I took 3 years of spanish in high school but I don’t remember much haha!

  118. colleen boudreau says:

    I just painted my toenails hot pink. :)

  119. Coral says:

    It is way too hot today to be going to work and doing physical labor.
    In the vein of Sephora, I spotted a new palette on their site I really want. I can’t wait to purchase it.

  120. Kate says:

    I’m going to Little Tokyo tomorrow (LA’s Japan town)!

  121. Xero says:

    I speak English and Spanish.
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  122. Jordan says:

    english and spanish, I took spanish for nearly 10 years, but I seem to have lost it all! I need a refresher! I wish we had a japantown near where I live

  123. Iris says:

    My mother sometimes brings home magazines in Chinese and I flip through them to look at fashions and makeup despite not being able to read them. I can speak Cantonese enough to carry on a conversation but can’t read it.

    I’m not wearing anything on my nails, as in my line of work, polish would chip easily. I’m wearing my hair down today and without any styling products.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. Cheers!

    P.S. the giant pancake photo is cool

  124. Carol says:

    It’s pretty hot here today so I have my hair up in a messy bun.

  125. Jenn says:

    I can speak conversational Mandarin and Cantonese. Throw in 2 years of high school French in there too! :)

  126. Quinctia says:

    I like studying languages, but the only one I feel I mastered (besides English, of course) was when I took Latin in high school. Unfortunately, not that many people speak Latin, haha! Took a few semesters of Spanish in college, and can get through ordering at a restaurant or muddling my way through reading a newspaper. Had ONE semester of Japanese and pretty much forgot how to say anything but “the cat is cute.”

  127. Susan G says:

    It’s mortifying to admit, but I read British gossip rags online. Does that count? The Brits really like to dish the dirt. Was wondering if you have tried a gel manicure and if they’re really all that. Thanks for your generous giveaways.

  128. I speak Spanish best, love the German language and speak at an elementary level, speak a bit of Italian and can read a little French. I love languages and only wish I had an opportunity to use them more often!

  129. Christina says:

    Just ordered 40$ worth of Bath and Body Works…

  130. I do flip through magazines in languages I don’t speak, but I still prefer something that I can read! I speak Mandarin Chinese, English, and French fluently, so that’s 3. A bit of Dutch too but I’m too shy/lazy to really use it!
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  131. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s topless and barefoot on my nails!

  132. Janet says:

    I love Kinokuniya, they have such a great selection :)

  133. karen says:

    Enjoy your time in Japantown and you Korean BBQ dinner.

  134. Katrina says:

    It’s super hot here but I braved the weather and am wearing my long hair down and straight.

  135. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    great movie tip :)

  136. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Tia and Tamera!

  137. Cass says:

    I tried to do a polka dot mani last night. I did my left hand and did not like how it looked. I did not have time to change is, so I just left it. Therefore today, I have a blue and coral polka dot mani on my left hand and plain coral on my right. :-)

  138. Alison says:

    I studied Spanish, Portuguese, and a little bit of Hebrew in college. My Spanish and Portuguese used to be pretty good, but I don’t get much of a chance to practice these days, sadly.

  139. QZ says:

    This is great! Would love to see what you think about the Sparitual Idyllic nail polish!!

  140. Harshleen says:

    I am def going to check out that movie!! Have a great time tonite karen!
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  141. Toby says:

    I flip through Japanese magazines every once in awhile, but they tend to be a bit girlier/cuter than my own style. I took a few years of Japanese in high school & college, but it’s such a hard language to learn!

  142. Roxanna Harris says:

    Mmmm… Korean BBQ!!! So jelly!!

  143. Stephanie Fraval says:

    I love Tabs.

  144. Patty says:

    I haven’t had a banana split in years, but have been thinking about one all day! The ice cream stand is calling my name.

  145. Rita says:

    While I’m only about an hour away from SF I have yet to check out Japan town. I was craving some Vietnamese sandwiches from SF today, yum! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

  146. Grace says:

    Justctrued some of Mally’s make up line and really like it! The face defender is one of the most interesting products I’ve used!

  147. Silka says:

    I can hardly boil water….but I just love to flip through the pages of Cooking Magazines….. I buy the magazines and ask my daughter to cook for me (she is only 16 and wants to be a chef….. my dream come true)……or my mother, or anyone who knows its way in the kitchen

  148. Brit says:

    Just painted my nails in Essie Bazooka

  149. Nina says:

    I am bilingual :)

  150. Maria says:

    Something odd – everytime I dye my hair it ends up the same colour (even though I never buy the same colour!).

    Such is life. First world problem I suppose, hahaha!

  151. Calli says:

    I’ve flipped through some japanese fashion magazines before.

  152. Frankie says:

    I speak English and Spanish. :)

  153. LauraA says:

    I love reading foreign editions of Vogue–German, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Brazilian. I flip through various Russian, Chinese, and Japanese magazines–but I’m not good with Cyrillic or any Asian languages. Yet. :)

    I speak German and Spanish fluently, and have basic facility with French and Italian. My Russian diction is good (for stage purposes), but I do not have any reading or conversational facility.

    Anyhoo, thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  154. I speak English and German but the German is fading through lack of use. :-/

  155. Minerva says:

    I just cut my hair and gave myself bangs. I love sephora’s thinning shears!

  156. Joyce says:

    I went to a Vietnamese restaurant the other night and their grilled pork was soooooo yummy. Love the way they seasoned it. I gotta figure out the recipe! =D
    Joyce recently posted … OOTD + Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara (Before + After Photos)

  157. Amie F says:

    I love looking at knitting magazines from different countries.

  158. Thanks for another awesome giveaway opportunity! :)

    Today I’m wearing a green polish – Duri Summer Rain on my fingernails.
    Swatch And Learn recently posted … Max Factor Fantasy Fire Swatches & Review (Layered over China Glaze Liquid Leather)

  159. Evelyn says:

    I speak English, Greek and passable French! lol I always want to look at Italian versions of our English magazines, they look so much more lively and interesting!

  160. layla says:

    oh, those pancakes in the picture are calling out my name! its 2 in the morning and i’m craving pancakes.. lol!

  161. Michelle L says:

    I’ma new reader of your blog who is also owned by a plus sized silver tabby!

  162. Mary says:

    Today I have Harry Potter Slytherin themed nails, a green and silver checkerboard with a little black S painted in the middle and blacklight-reactive topcoat for the club tonight. :D

  163. Bernice says:

    I speak English and Cantonese :)

  164. Andrea says:

    hey karen! what should i do for my birthday? i turn 22 on the 30th!

  165. brittany says:

    I wish I could speak another language.

  166. Jessica says:

    My toes are painted Cute as Button by Essie! So summery!

  167. Resa says:

    Hmmm. I’ve been lemming for some bright eyeliner colors :).

  168. Amy Orvin says:

    I wear my hair in a ponytail almost everyday.
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  169. Elaine says:

    I would love to visit a Kinokuniya but the closest one is in New York which is pretty far away!

  170. shahneela says:

    i follow yo on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway here.. https://twitter.com/shahnyla/status/214141504590053376
    does this comment count as my other entry?

  171. Jennifer says:

    So sunburned, ow ow ow.

  172. indoorkitty says:

    OMG Karen, I speak two languages and one kinda crappily. Although my one language is suffering from lack of use, I called up my Mom the other day to speak in our mother tongue and I mixed up the words for ring and grape, and basically told her I got the right stones on my grape. She was confused!!!

    Dude, I watched the late night showing of Prometheus last night. I’m like confused (have so many questions! plot holes or inconsistencies or just Ridley’s mysteries to decypher) and slightly jumpy today. It’s not groundbreaking like Alien but it makes you wonder about origins. That’s all I can say without wrecking it!!! The husband, who abhors horror/scary movies, was entertained but we debated a lot about WHAT was going on on the scary dark walk home. My hood has never looked more menacing!!!

  173. Pam says:

    Limes Skin Food – I wish I didn’t have to go to England to get it for my husband!

  174. Justine says:

    It would be great if Max Factor Fantasy Fire nail polish were available in the US. I also think Japan and other East Asian countries have cheaper high-quality tubing and fiber mascaras.

  175. bruna louise says:

    my 1st language is portuguese! i also speak english, italian and i next month i’m gonna start some french lessons!

  176. Libby says:

    I’m currently wearing American Apparel nail polish in summer peach, an opaque pastel peach. And I love this color!

  177. steph b says:

    I don’t read magazines in other languages, but I do watch cycling races online in languages I don’t know.

  178. Anjali says:

    I would love to explore all the beauty products at drugstores and higher end options in almost every other county lol! And today I’m wearing a color by Essie called ‘Trophy Wife’ ;)

  179. courtney b says:

    i love your blog posts, especially the tarte amazon collection!

  180. Andrea says:

    I am so excited for this! I would love to win this prize!

  181. jane says:

    i went to disney’s california adventure today. oh my goodness. the standby line for radiator springs racers were 120 minutes. that is so crazy.

  182. Yao says:

    Had a wonderful Saturday afternoon in my part of Brooklyn. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend, too!

  183. Charity says:

    I love Sephora!

  184. Chanelle says:

    I wish I spoke another language :( Well, I feel like I can understand cat language, though!

  185. Lynn says:

    The stack of pancakes makes me think if the classic photo “bunny with a pancake on his head”.

  186. Tiffanie says:

    I always come home with a ton of magazines when I travel.

  187. Kiran says:

    I can speak three languages.

  188. Ashley says:

    I speak two languages English and Spanish

  189. Terri B says:

    Warm day here; hair piled in bun on top of head.

  190. Ariana says:

    I speak English, but I am fluent in Spanish and I studied Italian briefly and now I am studying French. Portuguese is next on my list hahaa :). My favorite Spanish magazine is Vanidades great fashion, makeup and celebrity gossip (trashy part lol) and there’s a soap opera every week, they get intense sometimes :D lol

  191. Tania says:

    I speak two languages but would love to learn a couple more.

  192. Monika says:

    My nails are bare right now, but I’m going to suit ‘em up with something bright and punchy from the Essie Poppyrazzi collection when I get back from a weekend trip. Karen, your swatches totally pushed me over the edge to get all four of the neons!

  193. Step says:

    Trying to decide on a nail color right now!

  194. jenna says:

    my hair is straight today.. even after this hot hot day!

  195. Jessica says:

    I speak English, French, Italian and a tiny bit of Spanish!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Have a good weekend!

  196. Maria says:

    I speak english and spanish….and I’m slowly trying to learn french and japanese, but that might take a while. ^_^

  197. MMM says:

    I want to buy the NARS tinted moisturizer with this gift card. The summer is harsh on my skin in the south.

  198. kirsten says:

    i speak english and french! I’m from montreal!
    and I’m going to tokyo next week!

  199. Jane says:

    If it’s Saturday, I must be trying to win a $50 Sephora gift card! Enjoy your Korean BBQ.

  200. MelodyJ says:

    I can only really speak English. I would love to try French and Spanish again.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  201. varsha says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen..I really enjoy your posts and love Tabs..hes so cute!:)

  202. Carolyn N. says:

    I would love to learn Spanish!

  203. Anjee says:

    I am 100% Polish and speak it fluently but I’ve never been to Europe which is SO UPSETTING. I already know I want to move there someday, but before I’d do I’d obviously like to view all my options. Sigh… Soon!

    Also, I’m going to The Makeup Show Chicago tomorrow for the 2nd year and I’m stoooked!!!

  204. Hope I win this so I can get me a new UD eye primer or get NARS Tajmahal.

  205. Lorraine ER says:

    I’m broke so winning this would give me my much-desired Sephora fix!
    Also, don’t know if you’ll see this but I’m wearing those Sally Hanson nail stickers and love them. It’s been nine days with no chips, peeling, etcetera.

  206. Savannah says:

    I need to re-paint my toes so badly, they’re a chipped teal color at the moment! I’m feeling a bright red next!

  207. Paige says:

    I would love to be better at languages, but I only ever seem to be able to learn just enough to get myself in trouble :)

  208. Lorraine ER says:

    I think my first comment didn’t go through, got a error message.
    Long story short I was raving about the Sally Hansen nail stickers and their staying power!

  209. elle says:

    Omg I would LOVE some pancakes right about now.

  210. Danielle says:

    Pancakes may be a requirement at my next monthly ladies’ brunch.

  211. Marian says:

    I speak English and some French. I’m wearing Orly Haute Red on my nails today.

  212. Melissa says:

    I speak some Spanish (along with English), but I’m not fluent.

  213. jess says:

    watching sex and the city is my favorite pasttime! lol

  214. Janelle says:

    It is SO HOT this weekend! Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  215. amy pugmire says:

    fun blog! I love it! and love sephora! not gonna lie! I need a mommy makeover bad!! 3 kids under 4 does a number on me :)

  216. Judy says:

    omg i totally just discovered the existence of this handy little tool for removing whiteheads and blackheads without making a trip to the dermatologist’s office! only $22!! http://www.sephora.com/3-in-1-extractor-P231607?skuId=1122068

  217. TrippyPixie says:

    I speak English and German. When I visited Germany and Austria last summer, I bought some magazines. It was hard to follow some of the slang or technical terms, but it was also amazing how many English words they borrowed and used. Sometimes, it felt like I was reading more English than German!

  218. Ashley Miller says:

    I love ELLE!

  219. Charlene says:

    Speaking of magazines I hate when I’m in the bathroom and how it’s always some actor with a piercing gaze looking back at me. I feel as if they can see me.

  220. Brenda!! says:

    What foundation is worth trying for combination to oily skin? High and low end.

  221. leetal says:

    i speak hebrew and english fluently, and studied arabic, spanish, and italian. i want to learn french!

  222. Petunia says:

    I wish Sephora still had Bourjois

    I love Vogue, Elle, etc in any language :)

  223. Elin LLB says:

    Come on Karen. You’re not too late to give me that birthday present!

  224. Hazel says:

    Happy Father’s day to all the daddies in the world! You guys are awesome! :-)

  225. Vanessa says:

    Just watched Sherlock Holmes 2! Such a good movie :)

  226. Natalia says:

    I love Vogue in Italian ;) And I don’t speak Italian at all.

  227. linda says:

    I’d love to get some beauty products from sephora.

  228. Rosie says:

    I used to flip through Japanese fashion magazines. They’re super expensive, though!

  229. Adia says:

    I learn German now and it’s so difficult.
    Adia recently posted … Smokey with rhinestones makeup tutorial (Pics)

  230. Lisa says:

    My favorite magazine is O…. So inspirational!

  231. Nicole says:

    I speak three languages: vietnamese, fujianese, and english!

  232. Stephanie R says:

    Today I’m 25w1d and feeling the baby girl move SO much! Definitely need to fix our yard and weed a lot tomorrow though…just need to make sure I have plenty of sunblock on and lots of water to stay hydrated!

  233. Bonnie says:

    I’ve got my hair up in a bun because it’s long (TOO long; I need a cut) and unwieldy. Plus, it was quite humid.

  234. Joy P. says:

    I rarely wear polish on my fingernails because it seems/feels like my nails can’t “breathe.

  235. Grace Tong says:

    I can’t read or understand Japanese but I love their fashion magazines all the same! I find that they tend to have a lot more pictures than Western ones, and almost always have some really useful makeup tutorials :)

  236. Ida says:

    Hi! :) Wonderful giveaway :) I can speak 5 languages. :) In my country it’s lots of brands I can’t get, for example: Wet n wild, Ulta, Sephora, Too faced, NYX and a lots of other brands. Too bad.

  237. Rachel says:

    I love Sephora, and I hope I win!

  238. irini says:

    We don’t have Urban Decay where I live, and it saddens me :(

  239. Currently on my nails I’m wearing Essie Bazooka!
    Ashleigh Walls recently posted … Have You Ever Had A Psychic Reading?

  240. Pamela says:

    I’m Filipino but grew up in Australia and am finally learning to speak Tagalog!

  241. virginie says:

    4 languages for me, as I am french living in NYC, learnt spanish over there and hebrew back in ISrael!!!!! And my kids speak now, 3 languages! ;-))

  242. Vicki says:

    I would love to be able to get Josie Maran products here, as I picked some up in the US when I was there last year, but I can’t buy them here.

  243. Nicolle S says:

    Today I’m wearing my hair natural with a little but of Bumble & Bumble styling cream! I’m actually enjoying the fact that I didn’t have time spend time styling it.

  244. Liz G. says:

    Hi Karen. I love Eauropean fashion and art magazines and I’m crazy about Asian art and culture. I really want to go to Asia someday, especially Hong Kong and Malaysia. I try to find beauty blogs from other countries to read also. I think it is great how similar we all are when it comes to our love of beauty products. If the world was run by female beauty junkies the UN would be at a Sephora store and there would be world peace!

  245. Liz says:

    Before I retired from the Navy reserves, I used to go to Korea twice a year. I didn’t have a lot of free time while I was there, but I always made it to the Namdaemun Market to get fresh fruit and giant handmade soaps. If there was time I would walk from there to the stores nearby, where I would get Korean cosmetics and skin care. I bought everything from drugstore brands to high end – anything that caught my fancy. I really miss being able to do that.

  246. Dawn says:

    I used to be fairly fluent in French after 6 years of study in junior high and high school. Now it is quite rusty. Yep, I think I need to immerse myself in it with a trip to Paris!

    I never had Korean food before…they opened a place around my area, so I might have to give it a try sometime.

  247. Lisa says:

    I study linguistics, so I love reading stuff in other languages. My Japanese is really rusty, but going to a Japanese bookstore sounds really fun!

  248. Janet says:

    I change my nail polish at least twice a week. Right now I have on Sephora by OPI Natural Environ-mint with Butter London Blagger on the ring fingers. Today I think I’m going to do Butter London Trout Pout or Macbeth with NARS Amchoor on the ring fingers. So summery! :D

  249. Maria says:

    I’m learning Spanish this summer :)

  250. Lili says:

    I love reading spanish cosmo

  251. Tiffany says:

    My eyelashes are weird-when I apply my mascara to one eye it looks great, the other eye it looks meh.

    Is this a valid excuse to buy more mascaras?

  252. Jennifer says:

    I speak Spanish!

  253. Sue C. says:

    Not really foreign to me but I like to look through British Vogue and British InStyle to see the ads for different beauty products.

  254. lesleyk says:

    I grew up on the Tex-Mex border and understand some Spanish, and I can fake the accent pretty okay, but I don’t think quickly enough to be able to speak it. I occasionally flip trough some Spanish magazines.

  255. Cassidey says:

    I speak Spanish, although I don’t get many opportunities to practice these days!

  256. Chelsea says:

    I love reading French magazines! I can’t wait to pick some up when I go in a couple weeks!

  257. Denniesha says:

    Im wearing Zoya- Perrie right now!

  258. Dana Esker says:

    I speak spanish and I love Essie nailpolish

  259. Christine says:

    I took 8 years of Spanish in from middle school through college and I can read it but not speak it very well. Oh well! At least I can maybe dream about visiting Spain someday :)

  260. Helen says:

    I would love to learn spanish!

  261. Barbara says:

    I speak Polish and English. Took Spanish in high school and was great at written tests but not at speaking it. My teacher said I was the only student she ever had who spoke Spanish with a Polish accent!

  262. Darlene says:

    I love neon on my nails. Such beautiful weather we are having! Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers everywhere:)

  263. Zhar says:

    Today I’m wearing Sally Hansen’s Magnetics in Red-y Response which btw looks dupe-y enough to be Nails Inc’s Kensington Palace. I speak French and love French Vogue. Well really any of the Vogue editions are excellent.

  264. Maggie says:

    All the languages I know are dead :P Ancient Greek, Latin, and a bit of Coptic! Totally useful in the real world…

  265. Johanna says:

    I am so excited for Summer thanks for the cos bar piece, I almost forgot to stop by Target and check it out:) xoxo

  266. quimerula says:

    OPI Makes Men Blush. So understated but yet elegant.

  267. DalaLuz says:

    O boy, those pancakes look good!!! (and I just had dinner… for shame!)

  268. Liz says:

    I love using the slow cooker when the weather is warm. This way I don’t have to turn on the oven.

  269. Rachel says:

    I love you Tabs!!!!

  270. Sarah C. says:

    My favorite magazine is Allure!

  271. kunjel says:

    When I was living in Japan, I used to love browsing through the Japanese fashion/decor
    magazine even thought I could hardly read the language!

  272. Jennifer says:

    Wearing Layla’s Mercury Twilight on my nails – awesome holo, but off formula!

  273. Katie says:

    Yeah, I wish that we had the more sophisticated, Asian sunscreens here in the US! It’s difficult to recognize which online sellers/websites are reputable, you know?

  274. Denise says:

    I went through a phase when I didn’t read magazines at all for the longest time. Then one day I just picked up a Marie Clare in the store and started flipping through it and got hooked again. I don’t really have favorites. It changes with my mood. Everything from fashion to book review mags.

  275. Kasiah says:

    I’m craving Mongolian BBQ! So good!

  276. I’ve never looked through an intl magazine but I think it’d be pretty awesome! On my nails, currently, is Vagabondage from MAC =P it’s pretty awesome

  277. Roxanne says:

    I really want to learn Swedish and visit Sweden. Someday!

  278. Laci says:

    I just started getting W magazine thanks to a free subscription. I’m loving it!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  279. Ana Carolina Ribeiro says:

    Here in Uruguay, there’s just so many things I miss, makeup-wise! Thank heavens for the two magical words: “international shipping”! :D

  280. Samantha B says:

    I used to read a lot of French blogs, with the vague French knowledge I have. It’s even rustier now, but it was always fun and a challenge :)

  281. Caitlin says:

    PANCAAAAAAAAAAAKES!!!!!!! That is all.

  282. Karen says:

    I love flipping through Japanese magazines for beauty and fashion tips! My favorites are Non-No and CanCam.

  283. Crystal says:

    I’ve sat down with the Mango languages program from my local library to learn French. Should’ve taken it in high school and college. I think I’d be flipping through French literature by the Seine eating something exceptional instead of living in boring ol’ Middle America.

  284. Sara says:

    my favorite magazine is In Style for Fashion and Bon Appetit for food!

  285. Sarah r says:

    I’m currently in grad school for pt

  286. Elaine Lombardo says:

    Spending my day sick after a week layed up with the mumps (!!) but crafting and making some beautiful cards, journals and jewelry. I would die if I couldnt create so thats what keeps me going. Havent left the house and have been totally bummed out. So envious youre going to Japantown! Wish there was one on Long Island! :)

  287. Christy O says:

    I love Netflix recommendations, I’m adding it to the queue in three, two, one …

  288. Bee says:

    Its Sunday afternoon so having a movie marathon and laundry sorting :) wanted to go cycling but hubby is a bit unwell. Im lusting after the YSL lipstainso bad. Have u tried it out yet? If I win this I’m definitely getting that for my bday :))

  289. Crystal says:

    The japanese fashion magazines at kinokuniya are great but so expensive.

  290. Emily says:

    I’ve just started taking a Spanish class this summer.

  291. Molly says:

    I don’t speak Spanish but I do parle le francais! Now I have an excuse to eat cheese and drink wine. It’s culture!

  292. Shaylee says:

    I just at my left over birthday cake for lunch :S

  293. Brooke says:

    I did a pedi last night that I really like. It’s Milani one coat glitter in gold glitz with a design in black and teal. It feels very summery, without being neon or overly bright. I love it!

  294. Dani says:

    I’m Korean and can’t speak/read Korean! But I do speak a little French. Always thought it was so romantic. :)

  295. Megan says:

    Nylon is definitely my favorite magazine!

  296. krysia says:

    Huge fan of Sephora. Just bought the Color of the Year lip gloss set, which I’m stoked about because the color is Tangerine. Really happy oranges are hot right now because they work so well with my complexion. I also rock Sepora by OPI’s orange nail polish on toes often :)

  297. Caleah says:

    I am currently wearing Milani’s Gold FX on my nails!!!

  298. Amanda says:

    I started my day with my hair down, but quickly switched to a ponytail because it’s so warm out!

  299. L Davis says:

    I know nothing about makeup. A contest to win some is a good way to start, yes?

    My hair is currently afro puffed ^_^

  300. brittany says:

    looking at that new nars set!

  301. Roxanne brothers says:

    I don’t look at mags in a different language but I do listen to wicked in German when I drive home from work.

  302. Tierra says:

    On my nails is WetnWild Heatwave … perfect for the weather! :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  303. jaymie says:

    Usually wear my hair in a ponytail. Trying to grow it out and it feels like forever!

  304. mylie says:

    Nothing on my nails today, I’m giving them a break! :)

  305. Bailey says:

    Hi Karen! (sorry if this is a double post, my phone voided out the first I think)
    I would love to learn Ukrainian. My great grandfather was a bishop in the Ukrainian orthodox church, and from what I’ve been able to learn, a pretty great man. From what I’ve been told, he was a big deal! Unfortunately, most of the information on him is all in Ukrainian. Hopefully one day I will be able to know all the details. Thanks!

  306. Liz says:

    I just got the Simply Smooth keratin treatment on my hair and I am not impressed after all the $$$ spent.. :(

  307. kimi says:

    I love flipping through Japanese and Korean magazines! I get so many ideas =)

  308. Marisa Payne says:

    I had OPI Glitzerland on my nails until last night……now they are naked.

  309. Amanda says:

    i’ve learned italian, but i don’t speak it too well. i’ve read a few books that i bought while in italy. i love the language. :)

  310. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  311. Brittany says:

    Hope you guys have a wonderful day!

  312. Amy P says:

    I used to be a magazine junkie but not anymore. They don’t entertain me anymore :(

  313. Paula says:

    I studied basic Japanese but since I don’t use it I have forgotten how to speak Japanese.

  314. mn says:

    Winning this would be a great treat.

  315. Liz says:

    All I have on my nails right now is a nail strengthener. I just did a mani and haven’t decided what color to use, but my toenails got a pedicure with Sephora by OPI Go with the Flow-er.

  316. ANNE says:

    I am a native English speaker, but I speak a little bit of Spanish and Swahili.

  317. Angela says:

    I speak English and Tex-Mex.

  318. janey says:

    Just have Zoya’s Myrta on my toes — doing a test run to see what color I want to sport for my high school reunion next weekend. I think this is the winner!

  319. sweeks1980 says:

    I just took some badly chipped Zoya Skyler polish off my nails yesterday, and I haven’t had a chance to repaint yet!

  320. Amy D. says:

    I love China Glaze For Audrey!! :) Random. I know.

  321. Jane says:

    I speak Korean and English! And I really want to master Japanese- Kinokuniya is an awesome store!

  322. Hillary says:

    I know a little bit of a lot of different languages but I’m not fluent in any of then. I can string together sentences using words in Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Spanish and Latin…all at once. But that’s not very helpful :)

  323. Angela says:

    Nails are naked today as I’m in between polishes. Just took off Orly Sweet Peacock yesterday–gorgeous bright blue foil!
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  324. Tracy says:

    Those pancakes in the pic look delicious!!

  325. Kanya says:

    Today i am wearing my hair in a high pony tail, easy quick sunday look!

  326. I… don’t really read magazines, to be honest. But when I do, they’re always either in English or French!
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … Sunday in France: a brief foray into the magical world of Sephora.fr

  327. maria says:

    thanks for the chance to win!
    I subscribe to dozens of magazines and love French Vogue for the amazing photography.
    I follow you on twitter @bidafay

    love your blog, keep it up Karen. x

  328. Megan says:

    I’m quite a big instyle fan! And flare and loulou #canadianshoutout

  329. Krystal S. says:

    I really am not happy with only having 2 days off, even though that’s realistic and what people normally have to deal with. I’d rather work from home again where I am always off and always working at the same time. Blah.
    Krystal S. recently posted … Algenist Firming & Lifting Intensive Mask

  330. Arianne says:

    My favourite magazine isn’t a beauty one – Real Simple. I’m a frustrated DIYer.

  331. I have about 3 months worth of magazines piled up that I still need to read :-/

  332. jenny says:

    I would def like to try some more Asian brands of makeup that are not available in Ohio!

  333. Jennifer says:

    I am wearing Essie Play Date and A Cut Above right now, I really wish we could get the Barry M nail polishes in the US!

  334. Cristy says:

    We just got Netflix! We are so excited!

  335. Mai-Huong says:

    I’ve been wearing the same crackle nail polish combo for the past two months – I’m totally addicted!

  336. Andrea says:

    My favorite item to buy at Sephora is the TooFaced cocoa bronzer! It’s perfect and not shiny, and (a little odd..) it tastes just like chocolate! :)

  337. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I’m current rocking Essence Glamorous Life on my nails, it’s a really lovely hot pink glass fleck polish, I love it!

  338. Lori says:

    I’m wearing OPI’s ‘Into the Night” (from the new Spider Man collection). I get a mani/pedi next Saturday and I’m leaning towards dark purple.

  339. Audrey says:

    My family and I are taking our first ever trip to Europe next month! I’d love to treat myself to some warm weather beauty products (hello Smashbox Oil-Free primer and NARS Laguna – you know you want to come with). I’m beyond excited – winning a giveaway would be the icing on the cake! Thanks for doing this.

  340. Alicia says:

    I am on the hunt for the perfect yellow eyeshadow!

  341. Shawna says:

    I would love to win this for my aunt, she is make up crazed like us ^.^

  342. Beth says:

    my nail polish is all chipped but I plan to repaint tonight using NARS Koliary

  343. Barbara says:

    Love your site and love Sephora!! Kinokuniya is an amazing store. Hmm, what else… bummed that Mad Men’s over, but super excited for Breaking Bad to start again!! Thanks, Karen!

  344. eRiN says:

    I’ve been bed-bound with some sort of stomach thing the last few days D: I *seem* to be able to eat solid food and, indeed, drink water again now …

  345. IsabelG says:

    I love Korean BBQ!!!! Must…go…soon…

  346. Marilyn says:

    I’m Puerto Rican and I speak Spanish…more as a second language. But whenever I get my hands on a friend’s People Magazine Espanol….Im done. I’m all in! It’s like I need to read every word in it! I love the gossip…which is so unlike me…then again, I’m Puerto Rican and for us it seems like loving gossip is a must!!! LOL!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  347. Katie says:

    I love the dual-ended concealer stick from Sephora. I think I buy one every time I go to the mall so I don’t run out!

  348. Christine says:

    That pile of pancakes is missing one thing….SPRINKLES.

  349. Larie says:

    I try to read things in French so I don’t forget it, but it’s slowly slipping away from me…hahaha.
    Larie recently posted … A Success Story!

  350. Nina says:

    Wow, I didn’t even know there was a Japantown – I’d love to visit.

  351. KaylaK says:

    Enjoyed a lazy Sunday today! Of course I’m not really feeling all that great..I do speak some French, I would like to pick it up again!

  352. Julie Greenwood says:

    I speak French and Spanish. I speak French because I grew up in a French speaking community in central Maine and we started studying the language in 4th grade. I speak Spanish because I lived in southern Spain for a few years. Now I live in a really conservative city and I really miss the bolder make-up southern Spain.

  353. Christy says:

    Growing out my eyebrows… Seriously it’s the longest process ever! I’ll be more careful with the tweezers from now on! LOL!

  354. Shelby Morgan says:

    Happy Sunday to you! I’m laying on the couch with my hair in a towel! Watching golf and fighting the urge to throw the remote at the golf on the tv!

  355. Claire says:

    Love love love sephora!

  356. Lisa says:

    I hope I win! I need new perfume!

  357. Cara says:

    Wearing my hair naturally curly! I wanna win!!

  358. knownever says:

    Finally got a twitter. Did I just ruin my life and productivity? lol
    @know1never

  359. Deirdre says:

    I was just talking to my future sister-in-law today about a product that she must have at Sephora! This $50 could come in really handy.
    Deirdre recently posted … Weekend Words, Part 2: Happy Father’s Day

  360. maggie mae says:

    This weekend I’ve been having a big clear out in my house so my nails are naked and my hair is in a bun.

  361. Elena says:

    I already read and speak Spanish, (even though I prefer not to because I speak painfully slow!), and am teaching myself a bit of French this summer before I start graduate school in the fall!

  362. Heather says:

    Speaking of international brands, I wish Sephora still carried Shu Uemura – I’d love to test out the lash curler in person!

  363. Elise says:

    Bright v-neck tees are my new favorite summer staple. :)

  364. ricki says:

    I love Vogue Italia, especially their covers. The mag is so different from American Vogue. It’s so much more edgy. Since I’m fairly decent at reading Spanish I can usually figure out the gist of the articles tho they’re in Italian.

  365. Weina says:

    i love reading magazines in different langueages, especially the japanese ones like Cancam, Vivi, Nonno etc etc, i get all my latest updates on asian beauty products and fashion from there :3

  366. Shannon says:

    It was my birthday on Friday, yay Geminis, and I just got gifted some Minx nail decals. I have been getting them done professionally, so excited I can do them at home now! I hope Sephora starts carrying their designs!

  367. Lynn says:

    I flip thru chinese mags when i’m at the salons. they’re full of gossip even though i don’t understand a word, you can tell from the pics.

  368. Ashleigh says:

    I love listening to Korean and Japanese pop music despite the fact that I don’t speak either of those languages. I barely speak English on a good day lol

  369. Jean says:

    I love Korean BBQ (have you tried Brother’s on Geary in SF?) and Kinokuniya in Japantown (crepe place next to it is a must). I wish I could live in SF! :)

  370. Laura says:

    I wish that Bourjois cosmetics were sold in the US! ASOS delivers to the US but they don’t have the entire line. I am dying to try the Healthy Mix serum foundation and concealer!

  371. Corrie says:

    Right now I’m wearing Zoya’s Happi on my fingernails :) it’s a really pretty pink duo-chrome!

  372. Eliza says:

    I wore my hair wavy today.

  373. Augusta says:

    Loving EL double wear light!

  374. Mai says:

    I speak maybe 2 1/2 languages? English, Vietnamese and a bit of American Sign Language.
    Mai recently posted … Impromptu Winged Liner Playtime FOTD

  375. I speak 2 languages, but probably wouldn’t attempt to read a magazine in Chinese LOL. Maybe a children’s magazine? Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Makeup Morsels recently posted … Taipei Hauling: Beauty Edition

  376. Rachael says:

    I only speak English, unfortunately. I took Spanish in high school but forgot most of it!

  377. Lori Stewart says:

    I have a French manicure this week and china glaze Urban Night on my toes.

  378. alice says:

    This summer, I have been lucky all the time. ;)

  379. Kate says:

    I don’t really read anything of a different language, mostly because when I like something I have no way of knowing what it is!

    (P.S. I also entered via Twitter)

  380. marisol says:

    My favorite magazine right now is Clean Eating.

  381. Mackenzie says:

    I’m wearing OPI The Thrill of Brazil to celebrate summer weather.

  382. Annie says:

    I’ve got a massive break out disaster on my face right now and man could I use some serious heavy duty concealer!

  383. Bons says:

    I love learning different languages. At the moment, trying to learn Mandarin. Not as easy I think it would be though…

  384. Amanda G says:

    Turtles and Plywood!

  385. Sara Elisabeth says:

    I love to watch the show “taboo.”

  386. Liz K says:

    I speak Spanish and English and was born in South America…I hope to learn Italian too in the future.

  387. Sara says:

    My hair is at hot mess today. I threw it up in a bun because its too hot today!

  388. Kim A says:

    I just had 4 teeth pulled so I am makeup free :( My hair is pulled back, pretty boring so I painted my toenails a bright Grass-Green and they make me smile looking at them! So my cats and i are in bed flipping through old editions of Lucky & Marie Claire and entering awesome giveaways from a blog that makes me smile!

  389. Rozae says:

    Oh, heck yeah, Queen, Beauty Pro and JJ I always flip through when I’m at the library!

  390. Dory says:

    I will be taking Latin this coming fall :)

  391. Lisa B. says:

    I speak a little French, a little Latin, and I flip through Japanese magazines that I can’t read at all!

  392. Amber says:

    I’ve seriously gone Coral, Peach and Mint crazy this spring (soon to be summer). I just can’t stop! IT”S SO PRETTY!

  393. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I know a bit of Tagalog and Japanese! I love a lot of Japanese things and wish that there was a Kinokuniya was near me!

    I’m currently wearing a brown nail polish, and it’s a shade that looks like milk chocolate :( So I’m going to put a layer of OPI’s gold shatter over it. Hopefully it looks great!

  394. Can we talk about how delicious those pancakes look in your photos? YUM.

  395. Sara says:

    One of these days I’m gonna win…

  396. Renee Z says:

    Today’s my anniversary. A g/c would be great!!!

  397. Christine says:

    I’m wearing OPI’s Conquistadorable Color on my nails :).

  398. divinem says:

    My wallet could use a much needed break with that $50 Sephora card! Thanks for the opportunity to win, Karen!

  399. Hillary says:

    I took 4 years of French in high school, and 4 years in college, so I speak it fairly well!

  400. Julia says:

    I just recently got my hair cut after having pretty much the same style for like 4 years! It’s such a great change and the compliments aren’t too bad either :P

  401. Katrina says:

    Besides English, I speak broken Taglish lol.

  402. Anna says:

    love Korean BBQ

  403. Sorry if this posted twice.

    I’m wearing Inglot’s 319 on my nails.

  404. Rashidah says:

    I’d love to win.

    xoxo,
    beyondblackbeauty.com

  405. Janet says:

    Mmm, Korean BBQ…

  406. Melitina says:

    Jus changed my side part from left to right today: big change!

  407. Lulle says:

    I don’t read girly magazines at all. Too many ads, not enough real content for my taste!
    Nothing on my finger nails these days (I’m lazyyyy!) but I just gave myself a pedi and chose a bright orangey coral, very summery and perfect in flip-flops!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Lulle recently posted … La noisette par Wet n Wild

  408. Melissa F says:

    Today I have lavender on most of my nails and bubble gum pink on the ring fingers. Sorry, I can’t remember the names.

  409. Wendy A. says:

    Those pancakes look amazeballs!

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