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

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

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

Rise and shine, morning glory!


When I woke up this morning, I heard snoring next to me and turned around expecting it to be El Hub, only to find that it was Tabs. He was sleeping on the bed with his paws crossed over his eyes (it was so cute!).

Maybe he was dreaming about his many kitty adventures, like the time he sailed the seven seas…

In other news, it feels like it’s gonna be a hot one here today. Clear skies and no fog or wind. It’s not even 10 yet, and it’s almost 80 degrees!

I think we might head out to the seashore today — not the Jersey Shore, but the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Do some hiking, hanging out. I might even bring my camera.

Sometimes I wish I could take Tabs hiking with me in one those little baby backpacks (the ones with the hood for shade), but I guess that would look super cat lady…

It would be pretty awesome though.

Now, let’s talk giveaways, shall we? You know what time it is (it’s giveaway time).

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!”

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

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

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

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

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

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, have you ever been on a cruise? Do you ever get seasick? When was the last time you went hiking? Do you wear makeup when you go to a pool or beach? Do you have any beauty maintenance to do this weekend (brush cleaning, mani/pedi, etc.)? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Sephora eGift Certificates can only be redeemed online and are not valid in stores or available for purchase or redemption in Canada. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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


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  1. Liz says:

    I just bought my first Nars bronzer. I’m so excited to wear it today!

  2. Rikki says:

    I can haz Sephora gc for my 21st birthday on the 16th? D: hahaha

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I get car sickness.

  4. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Help! It’s currently 103 degrees here in Indy at 1pm (forecasted high of 107-108) and my makeup is melting… Guess it’s a mascara, lipgloss & SPF only day πŸ™‚

  5. Chelsey says:

    I definitely need to do some brush cleaning this weekend. Worst beauty chore ever πŸ™

  6. Alyssa Fermin says:

    this weekend is total beauty maintenance i am in major need of a pedicure! πŸ™‚ just thinking about it makes me feel relaxed and happy.

    sadly ive never been on a cruise so i have no idea if im seasick but with my luck i am because i can maybe do a half of a spin and im like dizzy and wobbling same with bouncy houses and swinging i cant do it!

    its suppose to be 104 where i am today! its been like 95-100 the past few days its so unbearable, so i just wear light makeup so i dont get raccon eyes or my face doesnt melt off!! πŸ™‚

  7. Zoey says:

    I really do need to clean my brushes this weekend.

  8. Joyce says:

    I’ve been playing around with my Royal & Langnickel Revolution brushes and I absolutely love them! By the way, it’s 100 degrees outside. I’m gonna stay indoors and relax with my AC on until the sun goes down.
    Joyce recently posted … Review + Comparison: Royal & Langnickel Revolution Brush Set (Part 2)

  9. Agata says:

    Hi Karen. I am going to see Nina and Pinta- two ships that Christopher Columbus travelled on when he “discovered” America. It’s almost 100 degrees out though…I always wear make up out so even to the pull, try to use waterproof make up then.

  10. Tracy says:

    Never been on a cruise but am planning one for next year!

  11. Cindy G says:

    I really need to buy some more of Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate but it’s so expensive πŸ™

  12. Nina T says:

    Hi Karen: this weekend I need to reorganize my makeup. Over the past month I’ve kind of thrown things in and need to bring my summer colors et al to the front and move some of the darker stuff to the back. I know I’ll feel better during the week when I can just grab what I need without searching for it as I rush to get out the door!

  13. Ashley H says:

    I’ve been on all week eyeing the naked 2 palette and two Nars blushes…I think I’m low key obsessed!

  14. Deanna G. says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise but I’d love to! πŸ™‚

  15. Brooke says:

    This weekend, I need to do my nails and figure out what makeup to pack for a business trip next week. Still can’t quite decide what to bring. πŸ™

  16. Yukari says:

    I need to give myself a new mani/pedi!

  17. Nikki says:

    I just discovered Butter London and am starting my new journey on collecting all of them! I’m so happy you can now order Butter London on since it makes it much easier for me to have access to them!

  18. Jen says:

    Cant wait to try the new sheer Nars foundation

  19. Jen says:

    Cant wait to try that new sheer Nars Foundation

  20. Alison says:

    Oof, now that you mention it, I really should clean my brushes this weekend!

  21. Caitlin says:

    I have some acne scaring, so I only wear a bit of concealer to the pool (well, that and a lot of sunscreen!)

  22. Wynell says:

    I’ve been on a cruise once it was horrible

  23. leetal says:

    says that it feels like 108 degrees here in PA=/

  24. Chantel says:

    I started grad school this past Sept and had to leave my job with a little girl with non-verbal autism. I was lucky enough to have her full-time for the last six summers! I was really bummed when I had to leave and start a different summer job this year, but I get to go hang out with her for the whole weekend next weekend! I’m really looking forward to it

  25. Sunita says:

    I like the idea of going on a cruise, but I have not actually been on one yettt.. ONE day. πŸ™‚

  26. Nicole says:

    I do not wear makeup to the pool or beach

  27. bruna louise says:

    i wear concealer under my eyes wherever i go!

  28. Jahmaiah says:

    It’s too hot for makeup, my face slid off the other day : )

  29. Mireya says:

    I get terribly seasick! And carsick. And I can’t ride carnival rides. Haha.

  30. Valerie says:

    Hi Karen!

    I went on a cruise two weeks ago. I didn’t get sea sick. Reading in the car makes me car sick though.

    Every Sunday I wash my brushes.

  31. Kathryn says:

    I get incredibly car sick, seasick, airplane sick, you name it! If I am going to be in any kind of vehicle for more than 30 minutes or so I have to take dramamine

  32. Suma says:

    I’m loving my new Sonia Kashuk brushes!

  33. Libby says:

    My first cruise was to Alaska and it was amazing! I want to go back someday and visit the interior and see the aurora borealis.

  34. sweeks1980 says:

    I’m moving at the end of the month and am going crazy trying to figure out how to pack my makeup.

  35. Wenz says:

    Brush cleaning definitely on the agenda for later today! Then the rest of the house πŸ™
    When all the chores are done I can think about a polish change/ mani/pedi.
    Enjoy your weekend Karen!

  36. Doris says:

    Having a makeup free weekend, feels very refreshing! πŸ˜€

  37. Judy says:

    Finally the weekend…it’s going by so fast already T_T

  38. Alison says:

    I have been seasick before! I once went on a sailing boat that belonged to a family member. I remember lying down on the deck outside in the glaring sun, feeling like I was in a mirage in a desert. I was out of it!

  39. Kim says:

    I need to tend to my feet this weekend, flip-flop season is making them rough.

  40. Rudin says:

    Do I wear makeup at the pool / beach —

    Do I have any beauty tasks this weekend —
    Beauty sleep.

    πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a good weekend.

  41. Paige says:

    I get terribly sea/car/ferris wheel/horseback sick! I’m much safer staying in one spot πŸ™‚

  42. Rachel B. says:

    Weekend is here! We’re hitting 100F in our area! Poor a/c working overtime.

  43. laura says:

    i haven’t been on a cruise in a long time.

  44. Emma says:

    Very hot today, wish I belonged to a pool!

  45. Kimi says:

    I can’t stand when I see girls wearing make-up in the gym >_

  46. Shana says:

    I’m going to Kauai (like you!) in a few days, and my MIL booked us on a dinner cruise. I will be dosing to the max on Dramamine, since I get soooo seasick.

  47. Theresa says:

    I don’t wear makeup to the poolside.. But at the same time the last time I was at the pool was a very very long time ago (pre-makeup days). I might wear some waterproof eyeliner, maybelline eye tattoo (cuz that shit stays!), spf and some concealor this year :)!

  48. Melissa says:

    I do wear makeup to the beach. I need to get some waterproof eye products though. I don’t want my eye makeup running down my face if I get splashed.

  49. Stephanie Y says:

    Supposedly today is the last day of the heat wave in the midwest so looking forward to wearing makeup again.

  50. This heat calls for a beach day.

  51. Theresa says:

    I never wore makeup to the pool but I might start (only because this particular pool is at vegas and you know how vegas pools are like!).

  52. Nabel says:

    Getting a pedi with my mom in a bit πŸ™‚

  53. NeutraKris says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, nor have I ever had the desire. However, my husband really wants to go on one, so we shall see…
    NeutraKris recently posted … You Tell Me (Vol. XXXVII)

  54. Rebecca says:

    Yay! They are finally opening up a Trader Joes in Colorado! Now when you post cool products I can swoop them up!!!

  55. Claire says:

    I need some spot corrector, stat!!

  56. Kate says:

    I want some new brushes!

  57. C R Williams says:

    Well here is yet another chance. Please Lord let me win this one!

  58. Jennifer says:

    I hate to say it, but I always wear makeup to the beach or pool. Not a full face but I don’t feel like myself if I dont have something on my eyes!

  59. TrippyPixie says:

    It’s been hot here, too! For the past week, every day has been over 100 degrees with over 60% humidity. Thank goodness for air conditioning!

  60. Megan says:

    I should definitely do some brush cleaning this weekend.

  61. Avery says:

    It is hot as all get out here. Not cute

  62. katie says:

    i had a nightmare last night that my cats ran away. i got them back in the dream but it was sooooo scary!

  63. brittany says:

    this weekend i have to study for my physiology midterm but i love taking breaks to paint my nails and do fun stuff like that

  64. Kristi says:

    Brush cleaning is up for later today. I did a face mask & have a hair masque on right now. Then out for dinner later as today is my birthday!

  65. Silka says:

    Today, for the first time ever, I did my makeup using my NAKED palette from UD. Awesome

  66. Y. says:

    painting my nails! nope, never been on a cruise before!

  67. I will NOT even walk across the street to get my mail unless I’m wearing lipgloss.

  68. Jenna says:

    I like wearing a little bronzer, moisturizer and mascara to the beach with a light pink lip gloss! πŸ™‚

  69. Kelly says:

    Nope, never been on a cruise!

  70. blauriche says:

    I’m so excited Urban Decay claims to be sticking to their cruelty free policy after all. I may end up getting that upcoming palette after all!

  71. Vanessa says:

    I always wear a minimum of a tinted moistorizer whenever I go out, even to the beach or the pool. It has spf in it and it evens out my skin.

  72. Stef Smith says:

    Totally put your cat in a baby backpack!!! Or a baby stroller! Even if it looks “Crazy Cat Lady”, the joy you will bring to so many people would totally be worth it!!!

  73. Sarah says:

    Thanks for doing the giveaway Karen. Give kitty a pat from me!

  74. Nikki A says:

    I went on a cruise to the Bahamas ages ago. On the first night, the sea was so rough that I was one of about 100 that made it to dinner. Mind you, there were at least 500 passengers -it was one of the huge carnival ships.

  75. jenny says:

    I never go anywhere without mascara! Well, except for bed. Anyhoo, blonde eyelashes require a ton of help whether at the beach, pool, or 105 degree sweltering hot day in Ohio… yes Ohio! Argh!

  76. India says:

    Hi Karen!

    I don’t usually wear makeup at the beach but since I will be in Mexico I think I will wear a bold red lip. Maybe Mac’s Ruby Woo… πŸ™‚

  77. Elin says:

    You´re not too late to give me a bday present! πŸ˜‰

  78. Brea says:

    I think if I win this I might buy the Urban Decay Smoked palette that is part of their fall launch!!! Or maybe try out their new Naked foundation, I’m always looking for new foundations!

  79. colleen boudreau says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise but I would love it! πŸ™‚

  80. Val says:

    Random thought: how do celebrities or people that regularly spray tan deal with the smell? I love the look but can’t bear the odor. πŸ™

  81. Stacie N says:

    I don’t wear makeup for the beach or pool.

  82. Sherry N. says:

    Hey, Karen and Tabs (and El Hub) Haen’t entered these for a while, but I’m still reading daily. lol! Oh, well, trying again.

  83. Molly SC says:

    Looks like today is a day for waterproof makeup: it’s muggy as a… cup of tea (?) here on the East Coast!

  84. Tara says:

    I think I have fallen in love with the MAC lipstick Dear Diary which suits my pale and pasty complection. I have a China Glaze nail polish that matches it perfectly, so I will be giving myself and my lone female kitty a manicure. The boy kitties will just have to be envious of her pretty claws.

  85. Lynn says:

    I would love to go a on an Alaskan cruise, but i feel like i’ll get sea sick since in always feel car sick. But I also don’t want to be stuck on board for so long, I think long vacation makes me antsy to get home. I’m a weekend trips type of person.

  86. Melissa says:

    I do wear mu to the beach and pool. But I make sure I use waterproof mascara.

  87. Tina says:

    I have never been on a cruise but DH and I will be taking our first one this summer. We are doing a Norweigen cruise to Bermuda at the end of August for 7 days. I can’t wait. This will be our first vacation without kids since our honeymoon and we’ve been married for 9 years.

  88. Maureen says:

    We haven’t gone on a hike in a while but it’s a good idea.

  89. Carina says:

    I’ve recently been addicted to the revlon lip butters. I wanna buy them all!

  90. Nina says:

    i’ve been on 2 cruises and they were both lots of fun! the food is definitely the best part.

  91. I’m never ever carsick unless I’ve eaten too much before getting into the car, or when I have to sit in the back!
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  92. Shari Kay says:

    I’d love to win a gift card to my favorite online store

  93. Rita says:

    I have never been on a cruise, and I don’t really plan to ever…The idea of being isolated on a ship really worries me.

  94. Carolyn N. says:

    Haven’t been on a cruise yet! Someday!

  95. Georgette says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, and I have zero interest in it. I think I would get seasick!

  96. Mandy says:

    My kitty Tuffy is the love of my life!

  97. Katrin says:

    I am very very scared of deep water…so boats really freak me out. πŸ™‚

  98. Sophie says:

    I have never been on a cruise, but I want to go on an Alaskan cruise. once before I die!

  99. jaymie says:

    I dont wear any makeup when I go to the pool or beach but I do wear sunscreen!

  100. Ineke says:

    Hi Karen,

    This will sound very cheesy…
    I’ve recently discovered your blog (I’m from overseas) and I just LOVE it. You have such a unique style of writing and your pictures are so creative. Good job!! I think your Unsung Heroes are also great.

    I broke my nail 2 days ago, went to the salon for repair, came home and opened a milk carton and my nail broke again. Very annoying. But I guess that this is a luxury problem… and when these things happen I think it’s time to put things in perspective and reflect again on what’s really important. But don’t we all love to look our best?

  101. Advah says:

    Brush cleaning tomorrow actually! And experimenting with some makeup too..

  102. Ive never been on a cruise but I would love to go someday!

  103. Karen F says:

    For a beach day I like to wear a little waterproof concealer on any blemishes, a Tarte cheek stain and a swipe of waterproof mascara!

  104. E. says:

    I definitely need to do my nails – in fact, might do so right now!

  105. Daniella says:

    I get horribly seasick so no cruises for me. Meds work, but I have to be heavily medicated in order not to puke and I turn into a zombie, so it’s a no go. And I prefer trail jogging than hiking..
    Happy Anniversary πŸ™‚

  106. Robyn says:

    Haven’t touched any makeup lately except waterproof mascara — It was 106 degrees yesterday! Have a great weekend, and stay cool! (:

  107. Mary says:

    Karen, a friend took me on a 10-day Mexican Riviera cruise as an amazing retirement gift. XXOO

  108. Joanna says:

    I have never been on a cruise because I can’t swim so I won’t dare go sailing πŸ™‚
    Thank you

  109. Christina says:

    Just got supplies for a D-I-Y bracelet!

  110. Grace says:

    I get seasick, carsick, bussick, trainsick, subwaysick,…. am I missing anything? πŸ˜› Thanks for the great giveaway!

  111. Nobu says:

    I learned what fitspo is today! The magazine I was reading said it can be a motivation for people to work out and be healty but it can also give people unrealistic sense of body image. Hmm…

  112. Denise says:

    I don’t get seasick or airsick but I do get carsick. It was worse when I was a child, but I still get it a bit if I sit in the backseat of a car. I always have to be in the front.

  113. Ali says:

    I don’t have any beauty maintenance planned this weekend…but I do have fish maintenance. Gotta clean out his tank!

  114. Michelle L says:

    Greetings from HK! It’s going to be a hot week here as well so I’ll be hiding in an aircondioned room.

  115. I just got back from dinner at a Mexican restaurant with a bunch of friends. Before we left for the restaurant, I did my one of my friend’s make-up. She’s a severe foundationophobe, hardly ever wears any make-up and her current mascara dates from, ooooh, let’s say 3 years ago. Gave a her a subtle golden brown smokey and she LOVED it πŸ™‚ She looked like a million bucks, too.
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  116. Chanelle says:

    If I won I’d get some of those new Nails Inc. sprinkle polishes!

  117. Crystal says:

    Why can’t I live back in the Bay?!

  118. Tiffanie says:

    I love hiking! Have a great time!

  119. Kim says:

    Omg, 1015 Folsom used to be my place too! I also loved the Holy Cow on Folsom. I live in San Diego now (grew up here, lived in SF after college) and would love to move back to the Bay. I remember when the Virgin Megastore was downtown on Market and the two-story Sephora was across the street, I would hang out at those two stores all day on a Saturday or Sunday! Heaven!

  120. Katrina says:

    It’s been so hot here in Michigan the past week I’ve been lucky to put any makeup on at all. I’ve been getting by with just mascara because even my eyeliner doesn’t want to stay put.

  121. Katie says:

    Karen! This! Is! Me! Leaving! A! Comment! Well, that was obnoxious. Thanks for your devoted time and energy to keep us in the loop!

  122. Sandy says:

    Going to IMATS in 2 weeks, first time and I’m so excited! Happy Weekend Karen!

  123. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen-

    It’s a hot one over here in the East Bay, too.

    I’ve never been on a cruise, that I can remember. I was in utero when my mother sailed to Germany to be with my dad (Army Officer). Mother informs me she was sick every day on that ship, which she blames on me. I suppose it really wasn’t a cruise as much as an Atlantic Crossing.

    When we were looking at moving to London, I was worried about getting my dogs over the pond as I won’t fly them. I planned to drive them across country and sail with them on the QEII. At that time the only way to get dogs in from the USA was through Heathrow or on the QEII. The QEII semt me pictures of the Dog Kennels and dog run area. They even had a Kennel Master. Alas, we ended up not moving. But how cool would it have been to say that I had sailed on the QEII with my dogs!


  124. Marian says:

    Ugh. It’s 107 degrees. It’s so hot that I don’t even want to get in the pool today. I’m going to stay in and read and play on my computer all day long.

  125. Aarti says:

    Make-up to the beach or pool is a definite no-no for me! I love to get in the water and I end up looking a hot mess regardless if the products are waterproof or not.

  126. Jenny says:

    Last day of a 10 day vacation…too hot outside to do anything, so here I am πŸ™‚


  127. Jbatty says:

    It’s very steamy here today. Highs in the 100’s . We need rain bad!!!!!!

  128. MJ says:

    The only cruise I’ve ever been on was a little one that went around the San Diego Bay for grad night with my high school. πŸ™‚ It was pretty fun though! πŸ˜€

  129. Nina Van Jacob says:

    I always wear makeup to the beach.I just make sure it is waterproof:)

  130. Malaka says:

    I really need to clean my makeup brushes this weekend. That’s all the beauty maintenance I have planned.

  131. Cherrie says:

    Your blog has inspired me to try eye make-up! I usually leave my eyes alone, mostly cause I don’t know how. But now, I will try πŸ™‚

  132. quimerula says:

    Never been on a cruise, but when I am rich I will buy all the Cruise collections!

  133. Anitacska says:

    I’ve been having fun looking at my newly purchased mineralise goodies from Mac Heavenly Creature. Γ’β„’Β₯
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  134. Jordan says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise ! thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Janet says:

    My kitty sleeps like that too! Sometimes he snores louder than a person πŸ™‚

  136. Maria says:

    Never been on a cruise but I’d love to !

  137. Rene Groyer says:

    I have tweeted the competition @ReneGroyer and I would love to go on a luxury cruise.Never had the opportunity though ! So I enter many competitions to win a cruise.

  138. Madelynn says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, but my boyfriend loves them!

  139. Jolie says:

    I’ve been on a cruise! aaaand gotten seasick while on it. most annoying thing about being seasick – worried that puking might ruin my lipstick hah!

  140. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I went on my first cruise last summer! It was one of the best experiences ever!

  141. Alison M says:

    I’m craving popcorn and a movie. Even though I had popcorn twice this week.

  142. Sandie says:

    In my opinion there isn’t a more relaxing vacation than a cruise. Especially if you’re with your BF or hubby they are a blast. Although I think the best cruise I ever went on was with 3 of my best friends to the Bahamas…best week ever! πŸ™‚

  143. Lori says:

    I would love to go on a cruise! I don’t have beauty maintenance this weekend…but animal maintenance instead! My Chinchilla is wanting a good brushing.

  144. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Miss Advised!

  145. LauraA says:

    Have been on one cruise–to Alaska–and loved it. Didn’t get sea sick, but was a tiny bit queasy at first. My in-laws go on cruises frequently, and my FIL has major sea sickness issues. But they love cruises.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen! Hope that this is finding you having a good weekend. πŸ™‚

  146. MiMi says:

    Haven’t been to the pool or beach all summer, but I don’t plan on wearing makeup when I eventually go!

  147. Leah Giles says:

    I usually wear my bb cream at the pool and thats it because i love the whole natural look during the summer. I love wearing bright colors out and playing up my cheeks with bronzer and my nars orgasm blush. Thanks for doing these giveaways, Karen! πŸ™‚

  148. I really, really want to go on an 11-Day cruise to the Panama Canal.

  149. Minnegirl says:

    Hope you have a nice anniversary with el hub! I am on a no makeup streak, since I have been laying low with 100+degree temps in DC. BLEH….supposed to get better by Monday!

  150. Amy says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, but ifi did I’d go to greece!

  151. kiwikiwidragon says:

    I could totally use a sephora morsel, hubs and I have been on a serious money diet. Please pick me Karen!

  152. Nora says:

    Cant wait for the olympics

  153. Amie M says:

    I have never been on a cruise and yes I get motion-sick VERY easily. : (

  154. Becky says:

    It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

  155. Soly says:

    Just purchased my first Bobbi Brown long wearing eye shadow in Nude Beach! I’m so in love! So velvety and gorgeous! Happy weekend!

  156. JCz says:

    Tabs wants that orca in his belly!

  157. Leticia says:

    I have never been on a cruise but I keep telling my husband I want to go on one, he is kind of scared because he gets sea sick.

  158. Deretta says:

    Last cruise I didn’t get seasick, but I was LANDSICK for two weeks after it was over!

  159. KPrice says:

    We are going on a cruise to Alaska in Aug. It’s my first cruise – I can’t wait!! Thanks for a chance at a giveaway.

  160. Joy says:

    I haven’t been on a big ship for many years, but I love them. I sailed around the world when I was in college.

  161. Karen K says:

    I’ve been on one cruise and it was very relaxing in spite of who I was with. I learned a life lesson on that cruise. Just because you are friends with someone does NOT mean you can travel well with that person. Oh no indeedy not! That was the one and only time I vacationed with that particular friend. I want to go on a cruise to Alaska one day.

  162. Melissa says:

    I cant wait for the San Digeo Comic Con!

  163. Kristie says:

    Since I get motion sickness so easily, I don’t think I would make it on a cruise!

  164. Michelle says:

    Every Sunday I wash my makeup brushes, paint my nails and toenails, and apply self-tanner. And I always wear SPF makeup to the beach!

  165. Annie says:

    Hai!! I have to clean my brushes tomorrow, not looking forward to it. πŸ˜› I’m thinking of buying a Sigma brush set soon, so I’ll have even more brushes to clean.. Oh well!

  166. lesleyk says:

    Never been on a cruise but I would love to, particularly around the Mediterranean. My boyfriend, however, won’t go ’cause the beer tab would bankrupt him.

  167. Amanda G says:

    I’m SOOOO overdue on washing my brushes.

  168. Diahonia says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve had my eye on a NARS duo (:

  169. Tiffany says:

    I just found my go to pink colored lipstick, I love it!

  170. Jennifer says:

    I have been on a cruise and loved it! I hope to go again someday with my husband, who has never been. Vacation make up is SO fun too. I find, especially in warm sunny places, that I am a bit more adventurous with my make up.

  171. Victoria says:

    recently found your blog and LOVE IT! recently had surgery this week so i’ve been bedridden and blog surfing…so glad i found this one! xoxo

  172. Jasmine says:

    I’ve been on a couple crusies, but definitely get seasick. No more cruises for me!

  173. Bliss says:

    Wow, awesome..thanks for everything you do!

  174. blkrox says:

    Never been on a cruise because I get dreadfully seasick!

  175. Maria says:

    I love that your French Connection anniversary dress is linked directly to the website dress location!! Awesome and dangerous, my cc is currently burning a whole in my purse!

  176. Jane says:

    Hot hot hot!!

  177. Janet says:

    Nope. I don’t wear makeup to the beach. Feels too icky! Funny you should ask because I got a cute, new bikini today. Pink and white with polka dots and ruffles (Target). Can’t wait to wear it tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  178. Victoria L says:

    The hotter it gets, the less makeup I try to wear. I had permanent eye liner done which helps. If that starts to melt, I’m in real trouble.

  179. Amanda says:

    I am obsessing over the new MAC Heavenly Creature collection. Best MAC collection in years for me!

  180. Kate & Zena says:

    I just got my root canal finished, so a gift card would be uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuber lovely!

  181. Abby says:

    I pretty much only wear only sunscreen in the summer.

  182. Xero says:

    I’ve only been on one cruise.

  183. Dawn says:

    I am in serious need of a pedicure, but I can’t bring myself to make another trip anywhere in this 103 degree heat!!

  184. Jody says:

    I have been on a cruise last summer and am going again this summer to the Eastern Mediterranean.

  185. Krista says:

    I would love to go on a cruise, but I am afraid I would get seasick.

  186. Tiera says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise before. It used to seem like something that was for old people, lol! But I’d love to try one! My best friend and I were thinking about a South Pacific cruise, but money’s a little tight for us both at the moment, so we’ve pushed it to the back-burner for now πŸ™‚

  187. Kelsey says:

    The heat finally broke here – I’ve never been so happy to see the high 80s!

  188. karen says:

    I’ve been on a couple of cruises. I love visiting a bunch of different places without all the un- and re-packing.

  189. Lisa says:

    I really need to get around to doing a new pedi, just in time for sandal shopping!

  190. Katie says:

    I love the picture! If I saw a dinosaur at the beach, I might die of happiness – I’m super obsessed with dinosaurs. We used to go to Knott’s Berry Farm a lot when I was a kid, and one time I made my parents go on this time machine ride that had animatronic dinosaurs eight times in a row. It was pretty old and slow, so no one else was in line. It may have been raining on my face a little when I found out they closed that ride in 2005. πŸ™

    As for maintenance, I’ll probably be doing my nails this weekend or early next week – I’m headed to Comic-Con, and it’ll drive me crazy if I have chipped polish or a hangnail while I’m waiting in those long lines!

  191. kam says:

    i broke my ankle and have been camping out in bed with my (big boned) kitty. my medical bills are gigantic so i am on a NO BUY ANYTHING for the foreseeable future, therefore i need Sephora to cheer me up!!

  192. Neichelle says:

    Edy’s Fruit Bars may be the best thing in the universe. Mango and strawberry flavours are the best. Also, The Amazing Spider-Man was great!

  193. PS says:

    Vinegar rince for the hair to get rid of build up. Have a great weekend!

  194. Irene says:

    I need to redo my pedi since my nails are too dark for this season. Might do a bright pink pedi πŸ™‚

  195. Lisa K. says:

    I just saw the new “Spider-Man”. Much as I love Emma Stone, I was a bit disappointed in the movie s a whole…

  196. Lydia says:

    I have never been on a cruise but I would like to!

  197. Laci says:

    My mom’s been in town for the past week so we’ve done a lot of shopping. It’s been a great time. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!
    Laci recently posted … Blog Sale!

  198. Katherine G says:

    Rough day at work…back for Round 2 tomorrow. Really loving waterproof makeup for long workdays and cleaning up after these storms here in MD in the heat!

  199. kelly m says:

    I am adopting 2 rescue kittens next week , so excited.

  200. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, but I am planning one this winter!
    Stephanie recently posted … Hauls from Forever Ago!

  201. Lynn says:

    I wear sunscreen with a little blush when I head to the beach.

  202. Mai says:

    I’ve been on a cruise once!
    Mai recently posted … Gelish Nails: One Week Later

  203. Samantha says:

    Recovering from ankle reconstruction surgery. After that, may look into a cruise!!

  204. BooBooNinja says:

    I just realised that I’m a samples hoarder. eek!

  205. Superkitty says:

    I wonder, what’s your favorite skin crisis averting product ever for breakouts? Because I’m having a serious skin crisis and I figured you would have some great recs. πŸ™‚

  206. Cynthia says:

    I have never been on a cruise but that is the one ‘trip’ I want to go on more then anything.

  207. duchessbelle says:

    I really want to do one of those around the world cruises. Oh to just take off for a year…

  208. Amanda says:

    I’m skyping with my lovely boyfriend and it makes me so happy!!!

  209. Rosa Hagberg says:

    I needed a Mani and pedi so bad. Feel so much better about wearing sandals again : ).

  210. magda says:

    only SPF 50 @ the beach fo me!!

  211. Katie says:

    It’s over 100 degrees outside, but my dog insists on sitting in my lap. It’s hot, but he’s cute, so I can’t make him move. πŸ™‚

  212. Yesenia says:

    Been inside all day watching a marathon of America’s Top Model.. It was too hot to step outside! πŸ˜€ haha

  213. auroragyps says:

    I’ve been trying to catch up on a ton of chores & things around the house for the last month and this week it was finally almost too hot & muggy to get much done, so I’m beat. So, this weekend I’m going to take a long relaxing & pampering bath, give myself a mani, spiff up my pedi, read my new issues of Lucky, People Style Watch, InStyle, Family Circle, & finish The Bloggess’s book (which is freaking amazing & hysterical) during & in between everything.

  214. Kathleen says:

    i really hope i win!

  215. Tania says:

    Have been on a cruise quite a few times and it’s our favorite type of vacation. Have you ever been on a cruise before?

  216. Jane says:

    Tabs and his snoring made me laugh. My kitty snores sometimes too. . . .

  217. Emilee says:

    no cruises for me ever…. I have crazy motion sickness!

  218. Christine says:

    I really want to find eyeliner that doesnt smudge on my oily monolids. And I want to try out highlighter and cream blush! Makeup is fun (:

  219. Deirdre says:

    Never been on a cruise, but would really love to go on one before I turn 30!

  220. shannon s says:

    I have been on a cruise I get sick everywhere so it really wasn’t that great

  221. Lori says:

    Don’t wear much makeup at all during the summer because it just melts off my oily skin, but I am trying Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eye shadow sticks today and they are not disappearing in this 100+ degree heat. Amazing!

  222. Alicia says:

    I broke my pinkie on my left hand and have to wear a splint, and since I’m a lefty, I haven’t been able to put on makeup for over a week! AND I have new stuff I want to use! Wah πŸ™

  223. terri says:

    I love the dress you had in the previous post. SO PRETTY

  224. Gail says:

    Happy Sat nite – the weekend goes by so so fast – trying to depot some shadows and thinking about some blushes and then Back to Mac – YES

  225. Abriana says:

    I really want to start a YouTube beauty channel this summer !

  226. Toby says:

    I just did my nails a few minutes ago, so no more beauty maintenance this weekend. I really wish I could find my tweezers though — my brows could use a bit of grooming.

  227. airam nevels says:

    time for another sephora shipping spree

  228. Vanessa says:

    My mom and I are trying to put something together from IKEA. The instructions are horrible πŸ˜€ Haha, but we’re having fun!

  229. Laura says:

    If El Hub snores as quietly as Tabs, then you are one lucky woman!

  230. jenn s. says:

    I get really seasick very easily!! The more kids I had (3), the easier it was to make me seasick and carsick, LOL. Don’t know why that is…I can get seasick just sitting on the beach and watching the wavesroll in, no lie. Not fun. Dramamine is definitely my friend! πŸ˜‰

  231. Amber says:

    I have not been on a cruise but I don’t think I get any type of motion/car/sea sickness. I need to paint my nails and should do it now!

  232. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, but if I did go, I’d have to go on one that didn’t go far from shore and wasn’t too many days long or else I’d get cabin fever.

  233. julia says:

    cheese n crackers

  234. Lori says:

    When I go to the beach I wear very light makeup- just foundation mixed with sunscreen, waterproof mascara, and bronzer.

  235. Ann says:

    Yes I’ve been on a cruise to the Bahamas and got seasick on the third day πŸ™ went during hurricane season πŸ™

  236. Nika says:

    I have terrible motion sickness!!

  237. elle says:

    I love my current nail polish–Essie’s Mojito Madness. πŸ™‚

  238. Shelby Morgan says:

    This has been the crappiest two weeks I’ve had in a Long time! I hope everyone else is having a great weekend and is feeling blessed for the little things.

  239. Sondra c says:

    You look very hawt in your birthday dress! (at first I thought you meant birthday suit! El hubs would love it but…in public? Then I saw your pic πŸ™‚

    Yes I do get sea sick but only in extreme weather conditions.

  240. Luciana says:

    I would love to hear your thoughts about the Estee Lauder Invisible Foundation!

  241. Sarah G. says:

    I wear a little makeup to the pool/beach. Concealer, waterproof mascara and lipgloss!

  242. Alyssa says:

    Finally stepped up in the world and went to Sephora and splurged on make up. I love it abd now know what I was missing out on.

  243. Jen B says:

    I am in desperate need of a brush cleaning day….so hate doing it though!

  244. Katty says:

    Going to a wedding tomorrow, hopefully my makeup will be fabulous!

  245. Staci Garcia says:

    I LOVE Sephora! I just got completely made over at Sephora but I couldn’t afford to buy all of the items the awesome Angel used on me! So, I’ve been hoping to go back soon!

  246. Amber says:

    Definitely need to go get these eye brows threaded tomorrow. I’m beginning to look like a werewolf. Meet the newest edition to the Twilight Saga wolf pack.

  247. Florence Wong says:

    My brushes are going for a long overdue swim ….. dreaded chore but it has to be done …..

  248. Nicole says:

    Definitely need to clean my makeup brushes πŸ™

  249. Amanda says:

    Congrats on your wedding anniversary! πŸ™‚

  250. Marisa Payne says:

    Went on vacation this weekend and accidentally grabbed MAC Strobe Cream instead of Studio Moisture Tint……..Grrrrrrrrr!

  251. Caroline says:

    In serious need to get a long overdue pedi! Have been at the poolside with some sad looking toes. No makeup at the pool except heavy duty sunscreen and lipgloss.

  252. Terri B says:

    Deep condition my hair. Too much saltwater this week. A good problem to have. : )

  253. Lulle says:

    I need to give myself a pedi – my polish is getting old, but I’m so lazy I don’t know if I’ll find the energy this week-end πŸ˜€
    Lulle recently posted … Heavenly Creatures – MAC

  254. aclearcutsign says:

    Haven’t been on a cruise, but would love to be on one!

  255. Stephanie says:

    lol, placing another order with right now… need more sunscreen (love the Shiseido Urban Environment oil-free one, just wish it wasn’t so $$ for 1oz).

  256. Sarah says:

    Makeup is just part of my ‘getting ready’ routine. Even if I’m going to the beach I always at least put on my bare minerals foundation and some mascara.

  257. B says:

    we’ve been going through a massive heat wave recently, makes me thankful for air-conditioners! Finally started painting some of my nail wheels today, I love just looking at them πŸ™‚
    B recently posted … Noms: Mushrooms and Cauliflower

  258. Phi says:

    I like all the testimonial people has given you about your giveaways. They all seem super happy. o:

  259. Jessica says:

    Hope you are having a good weekend! Just went to buy the Nars tinted moisturizer, looking forward to using it… I read such great reviews (you included) !! πŸ™‚

  260. Alexandra says:

    Love ur blog!!! xxx

  261. Kaley Jamnik says:

    I recently went deep sea fishing, and I was so surprised that I didn’t get seasick. Haha!

  262. EuWanda Stoner says:

    I have been on 3 cruises and I drank so much, so I don’t know if I was seasick. LOL! I plan on taking one with my husband next year and this time around, I won’t drink so much. Thanks for doing this contest even though I never win!!!

  263. Jennifer says:

    Went on a cruise once, plan to go on another again one day!

  264. maggie mae says:

    It was 102 outside today so I did nothing but read all day!

  265. Barbara says:

    I don’t get seasick and would love to go on a cruise someday!

  266. chibicheeks says:

    I was on a small cruise that was part of a Greece and Italy Tour. It was fun, but I ran out of things to do quickly!

  267. MelodyJ says:

    I have never been on a cruise. But I did get seasick once on a short boat trip when I was 10 or 11. I had to go lay down on the sofa on the boat.


  268. Lou says:

    I just ate waaay too many cookies from trader joe’s. i love their triple chocolate chunk chewy cookies πŸ˜›

  269. Anna says:

    Went to IKEA and felt like I needed to buy everything, per usual.

  270. Catherine Hannon says:

    I desperately need to do a mani/pedi this weekend, I’m just not sure when it’ll happen! So much cleaning to do!

  271. Shaylee says:

    It’s excessively hot up here in BC, Canada!

  272. Ana Ribeiro says:

    Got a Naked2 palette as a surprise gift from beloved friends and I’m fully enjoying it! πŸ˜€

  273. Melissa F says:

    I have never been on a cruise but I hope to some day!

  274. Larie says:

    I have a hair appointment tomorrow, woohoo!
    Larie recently posted … My First Dior Lip Gloss: Orange Pareo

  275. gina says:

    i have never been on a cruise and really REALLY want to go on one:)

  276. Caitlin says:

    Greetings from central FL! Hot as hell, I recommend either Buxom mascara or illegal length for the lashes. :):)

  277. Ciara Westbrook says:

    I cannot live without mascara. What item in your cosmetic bag can’t you live without?

  278. Amanda says:

    I do some beauty stuff on weekends. I tend to wash brushes and paint my nails. The brushes just got a thorough cleaning yesterday and they felt so good today.

  279. courtney b says:

    baby just had her first 1st bday!! woo hoo!

  280. ShannonW says:

    Just got back from Costa Rica–back to real life!

  281. Janice says:

    no, never been on a cruise, but I’d love to someday!

  282. Heather H. says:

    I love wearing tinted moisturizers in the Summertime! πŸ™‚

  283. Sounds so cliche,but when it rains it REALLY pours

  284. McKenzie says:

    I am in desperate need of a pedicure, but I don’t think that will be happening this weekend unfortunately! My feet are beat to hell from training for races, getting them all prettied up will be nice when I do it πŸ™‚

  285. hunnhunn says:

    i’m wearing wet n wild’s new nail polish in ‘bite the bullet’, the color is amazing!

  286. Solangel says:

    I admit I do use makeup at the beach/pool…waterpoof eyeliner!

  287. Rozae says:

    Always wanted to go on a cruise, Alaska would be my first choice then the Caribbean.

  288. Dawn says:

    I love cruises…I love the rocking of the boat, puts me right to sleep.

  289. Sophie says:

    OMG I really like cruises.

  290. D says:

    Can’t wait to mix my own dupe of MAC’s Girl Friendly Paint Pot…

  291. Ellie says:

    I reallyyyy need to get my eyebrows done! Haha, thanks for doing this giveaway :3

  292. Lynn says:

    One must wear basic eye makeup to the beach, don’t you think?

  293. monika says:

    little red lipgloss for the beach…………and dark sunglasses:)

  294. Charisma says:

    I have been on several cruises! My favorite was the Alaskan cruise. I’ve never gotten sea sick but I do get car sick once in a while. I don’t usually wear makeup to the beach but I started to this year.

  295. Linda says:

    I usually go almost bare-faced on beach days~ a little bit of bronze lipgloss gives a nice glow, though! πŸ™‚

  296. Ashlee says:

    I love wearing makeup to the beach(:
    Hense waterproof!

  297. Marivel says:

    I’m having the most amazing quesadilla! Have a great night Karen, Tabs, & El Hub! πŸ™‚

  298. Step says:

    I washed all my brushes recently, but forgot to clean my curler so guess I should get on that..

  299. Katelyn says:

    I really need to give myself a mani this weekend. My “patriotic- 4th-of-July” polish is starting to chip :/ that’s not a cute look!

  300. i only wear makeup at night during the summer, but none at all when i’m anywhere near a body of water πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!

  301. tete says:

    I need some vacation, now!!! love the blog karen!

  302. Katie says:

    I’ve been on a cruise one time. It was to the Bahamas, and while the cruise experience itself wasn’t all that special, the location sure was! πŸ™‚

  303. AG says:

    I pile on the sunscreen for the pool and the beach because I burn instantly, but otherwise no makeup!

  304. I am a new reader lovin’ your blog! And it’s inspiring me to pamper myself this weekend with a mani/pedi!

  305. chris taddei says:

    I love teal eyeliner for summer and waterproff mascara and just lip balm

  306. layla says:

    a snoring cat! what a cutie pie!

  307. Hillary says:

    I don’t get sea sick, but boats put me to sleep!

  308. Chelsea says:

    Karen, if you decided to create your own line of cosmetics, what would you name said line?

    Oh, the possibilities!

  309. Jessica says:

    T-Money and K-Dawg! Love the blog, keep up the good work. This poor student could use a Sephora giftcard

  310. Amanda says:

    haha I wish I could go on a cruise, I am not sure if I get seasick…Let’s hope not for some day when I do get to go on a cruise

  311. gigi says:

    so sweet of you to do this giveaway! I love summer because of sun and glowing skin etc. looking forward to the rest of your posts! xo gigi.

  312. Brenda says:

    I love cruises! I had so much fun when I went to the Bahamas and it was the first time I went on a cruise and to be out on the sea! And I am happy that I found out I don’t get sea sick Yay :-)! The only part that sucked was that I actually gained like 10 pounds on that cruise πŸ™ (tear tear) , but the food was so good that I could not resist trying almost everything they had!

  313. Julia says:

    Lucky I don’t have any beauty maintenance to take care of this weekend! My nails are freshly painted and all the brushes are clean. I would like to do some organizing though, and I need to go shopping to stock up on some things.

  314. Roxanne says:

    I’m missing autumn weather badly. After a few weeks of this 100+ degree heat, I’m ready for cardi weather.

  315. Lots of beauty maintenance to do this weekend – clean brushes, organize makeup, get brows in shape!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Weekend Beauty Poll 3 : Smokey Eyes or Red Lips?

  316. Melissa Carla says:

    I’ve never been to a cruise. I’d love to go someday!

  317. Sometimes I’ll throw a little waterproof mascara on to beach./pool
    Kristine Ayala recently posted … Beauty Must-Have: Bob Mackie Collectible Countess Dracula Barbie

  318. Kim D. says:

    I do get seasick and thank you for the giveaway.

  319. Amanda says:

    Sigh. I love my sister, but sometimes I just want to punch her in the face.

  320. christine says:

    You look amazing in your anniversary dress!

  321. Kimi says:

    Definitely a reminder to clean my brushes!

  322. Melodyy says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise but I’ve always wanted to!

  323. Sara P. says:

    I went hiking on the 4th of July!

  324. camille says:

    we just moved into our new apt. we will never do a personal move again! lol. moving/carrying boxes makes up for not exercising this past week πŸ™‚

  325. jane says:

    I was at the beach the past two days and i decided to go barefaced and focus on slathering sunblock lol

  326. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Cruise: I’ve been on a cruise! It was from Long Beach to Ensenada, Mexico. I was still in elementary school though. Or was it Jr. High, it was so long ago. I just remember LOVING their rolls and butter.
    Do you ever get seasick? No, but carsick, sometimes. πŸ™
    When was the last time you went hiking? Two years ago, possibly. It was up to an observatory, which was nie.
    Do you wear makeup when you go to a pool or beach? I’ve yet to go to a pool or beach since I’ve gotten into makeup, but I went to an amusement park with soaking water rides.. I wore my waterproof eyeliner πŸ™‚
    Beauty Maintenance: A bit of plucking, and self-manicure!

  327. Hillary says:

    I cleaned all of my brushes tonight! It took forever. They’re drying now on the edge of my bathtub.

  328. Jeena says:

    A nice, cold glass of sangria sounds amazing right about now..

  329. Stefanie G says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise. I’d love to though! Hopefully one day!

  330. Joy P. says:

    It’s my sister’s birthday today! She’s 36 already πŸ™‚

  331. Jacqueline says:

    I’ve been on the LB-Ensenada cruise as well, two years ago. I could also just drive down fro where I live, but then the roadtrip might also end up involving dodging bullets from cartels in TJ. I guess that would’ve made the cruise more exciting than it was…

  332. Marianne says:

    Ooh yes I wear makeup to the beach…a bit of tinted lip balm and some eyeliner !

  333. Bonnie says:

    Cruises are the best! I’ve been on three so far and hope to go on more.

  334. Lorraine says:

    I only fill in my eyebrows with a matte brown eyeshadow when I’m at the pool/beach. Besides that and sunscreen, I put nothing else on!

  335. Vicki says:

    Went on a cruise around Greek islands a few years ago. Sounds idyllic – absolutely wasn’t. Weather atrocious, tipped with rain the whole time, cruise ship smallest in fleet so very bumpy, could hardly sleep for rocking motion. Lived on sea sick tablets. Was a disaster!!!

  336. Sue C. says:

    I’ve never gone on a cruise but once took an hour-long trip in a glass-bottom boat and didn’t get sea sick – baby steps!

  337. ceci says:

    I want to buy endless sea ever since I saw the color on you πŸ™‚

  338. Christy says:

    Looking to get a lighter fragrance today while Im out shopping… Body sprays are the way to go in the summer

  339. April says:

    Hot Sunday in OH! 94 degrees!

  340. Kaylie W. says:

    Sea sick, never. Car sick? Every time.

  341. Michelle says:

    It gets so sunny where I live I have to wear foundation with a ton of sunscreen even though I worry about appearing white in pictures.

  342. Shauna says:

    Hey Karen!
    Today me and my hubs are heading to a flea market for my first time since I was 12ish… I think it’s gonna be a fun day πŸ˜€

  343. Christin says:

    Gray sky and rain in Sweden.. where is the summer? :-/

  344. Hazel says:

    It’s super rainy and stormy here. Have a good Sunday, everyone!

  345. shusheshe says:

    What I’d love right this second would be a tall glass of fresh mango juice.

  346. virginie says:

    Today, I think we r gonna head to the pool. MAke up? Yeah maybe, as I am so tired, but just the minimum….

  347. Maya says:

    So hot in Israel πŸ™ I hate the summer.

  348. I love cats, cruises, makeup and above all I LOVE SEPHORA. I live in NYC, so it’s scary how often I can find myself wandering around in a Sephora, and wandering out $50 lighter. Please oh please, me me me?

  349. Stephpolk82 says:

    I have to clean makeup brushes, and I will be giving myself an overdo manicure.

  350. marianna erre says:

    Enter me please =)

    Twitter: ShiningGlam


  351. Mary says:

    I’m dying for the Urban Decay smoked palette to come out. I only own one of the shades already and it has three shades I was considering buying singles of last week! It’s killing me that it’s not up online yet.

  352. Emma says:

    I really want to buy the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation! I heard it has great coverage AND is really light weight! Or I would use it to put money towards buying a Clairisonic!

  353. Lisa says:

    Happy anniversary to you and El Hub : )

  354. Petunia says:

    i’m drinking green tea and i’ll be cleaning my brushes this AM
    thanks for the giveaway

  355. Lisa says:

    I’d love to try out the new UD Smoked palette. Looks beautiful.

  356. Mylie says:

    Today is my birthday! πŸ™‚

  357. Stephanie says:

    I just got back from a study abroad in the Galapagos Islands (found out I don’t get seasick) and want to go back more than anything!

  358. Michelle says:

    I would LOVE to go on a cruise….someday!

  359. Mai-Huong says:

    Having a total lazy Sunday… I think it’s time to catch up on some of my favorite tv shows πŸ™‚

  360. Liz says:

    I typically don’t wear any makeup at the beach or pool, just sunscreen!

  361. Anne says:

    Today I plan to work in my garden…

  362. Ashley Miller says:

    Can’t wait to see the amazing spiderman today!!

  363. Angela watkins says:

    My family was suppose to go on a Disney cruise but I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery that went haywire and left me in the hospital four days. Then we re-scheduled and my son had to have a complicated surgery. We decided this cruise idea might be cursed and just went for a week at disney world. I still wanna do that cruise though πŸ˜€

  364. Ris says:

    I haven’t been on boats enough to know if I get seasick, but considering I get pretty bad carsickness, my outlook is not so good.

  365. musical says:

    Happy Sunday, girlie! Enjoy the special day :).

  366. Sady says:

    I would like to get some Urban Decay 24/7 liners!!

  367. Julie says:

    I went on a cruise between my junior and senior year of college. It was fun πŸ™‚

  368. Cara says:

    My weekend beauty routine consisted of a good face scrub with St. Ives apricot scrub. That is the best drugstore scrub!!

  369. Sara says:

    As a matter of fact I did do some brush cleaning and let them dry in the sun which we finally got some here in the Seattle area a few days running already.

  370. Paula says:

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  371. Allison says:

    Pedicure needed! Brushes could also use a wash but today it all about enjoying the day with my girls!

  372. Sam says:

    Happy sunday!

  373. Tuhina says:

    Just got home after attending a traditional Indian wedding. Sooo tired!

  374. Jennie says:

    Can’t wait to be done with summer school so that I have time to paint my nails on a regular basis!

  375. Katie says:

    I’m jetting off to visit family in Chicago tomorrow, so excited!

  376. izzie says:

    u r so awesome with makeup and r so lucky to have so much

  377. Amanda D. says:

    I haven’t been to the beach in years!

  378. Sandy P says:

    Thinking I need a mani real soon! Love the way shellac looks and last for so long…but wonder how good it is for my nails. What do you all think??

  379. Cristy says:

    On the 24th it’s my B’day!! 33!! But Hey I feel like 20 πŸ˜€

  380. Jennifer says:

    Hey Karen!

    Picked up the MUFE aqua cream in #17, hope it applies as beautifully to the eyes as it does swatched! (i have green eyes) and the shade is a beautiful plum.


  381. Alice Chaffin says:

    I have finished reading the 50 Shades of Gray series. I could hardly put the books down and I mean all three. I love to read and would highly recommend this series.

  382. Angela says:

    I love freshly painted bright nails in the summer! I have a serious polish addiction.

  383. Yao says:

    Have never been on a cruise. Not much for confining myself to a ship when I could be sleeping on the beach instead!

  384. christine says:

    hi karen! what hair mask are you currently using?

  385. Sophia says:

    Finally got a chance to tan by the pool! Got some great color but made to sure apply and reapply sunscreen especially on my face.

  386. Crystal says:

    I will be SO happy when this heatwave in Virginia is over !

  387. Jess L says:

    Did do some major brush maintainence this weekend. Finally got the Sonia Kashuk cleanser. Great stuff!! Thanks so much for the recommendation. πŸ™‚

  388. Isabel says:

    I would love to try a new tinted moisturizer or foundation!
    I’m thinking about NARS, I’ve heard lots of good things about the sheer glow foundation

  389. Mykeshia says:

    Make up will cool off this heat!

  390. Ashley says:

    I would looove to win this!! I will promptly purchase some Bumble and Bumble Brillantine Cream and some Philosophy Amazing Grace Body Butter!!!

  391. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen! This week I went to see Magic Mike, it was amazing!

  392. Nicole says:

    Need to get some eyeliner and more bronzer!!

  393. Manu says:

    I’m motion sick in cars and buses BUT not sea sick or air sick. I’m a bit weird πŸ™‚

  394. Kelsey says:

    I went to the beach yesterday, and I did not wear any makeup.

  395. cindy says:

    i attempt to wear waterproof makeup at the beach xD

  396. BB says:

    I’ve been hiking never!

  397. Helen says:

    Need a Pedi & To clean my makeup brushes.
    Helen recently posted … Tarte ‘Gifts from the Lipstick Tree’ – Achiote, who knew?!

  398. Leigh says:

    I’m turning 21 on thursday! yahoo! can anyone say half-price on cover charge? best present so far? My grandmother giving me 1k to spend during my first trip abroad to London and Paris. Second best? Maybe new makeup brushes if I win!

  399. Mikhaela K. says:

    I’ve been on a cruise once in my life and it was amazing- I went to Galapagos with my family so the bar is set kind of high for future cruises.

    I took a lot of dramamine though because the sea was very rocky and we did a lot of night sailing. Nothing a freshly fried empanada couldn’t cure, though.

  400. Ania says:

    In one week I’m going to Italy and I’m still thinking what beauty products to take with me. Because it’s so hot and hummid there make-up must be waterproof.

  401. Annie says:

    We just had our first real summer storm in Indiana… its JULY! Hopefully this is goodbye drought… hello pleasant weather!

  402. Sabrina says:

    Ironic you said seasick πŸ™ Last week this time I had heat exhaustion-but I looked good in full makeup and waterproof mascara-girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

  403. Priscilla says:


  404. Lisa says:

    I’ve been on a few cruises. My favorite was going to Alaska for my parents’ anniversary – so pretty!

  405. adi says:

    i’m going on a cruise in september for the first time πŸ™‚

  406. Kysbel S says:

    I need to clean…but I’m just on the computer and my husband is coming home soon πŸ˜›

    Thanks for this opportunity πŸ˜€

  407. Wendy A. says:

    Free Willy!!!

  408. Joe says:

    Love to win for wife – anniversay coming up

  409. Christine says:

    I’ve never been seasick :).

  410. Soo Jin says:

    Hey Karen! My family and I just went cruising last month to Bermuda! It was so beautiful!! We love cruising!

  411. Jenny says:

    I’ve been on a few cruises, and every time I go on one, I gain weight – they have food available AROUND THE CLOCK! And I just finished my weekend mani-pedi… Essie’s “Ballet Slippers” on my toes, and a hot pink polish on my fingernails!

  412. Ali says:

    I went on a whale watch once and got totally sea sick. But the whales were pretty.

  413. Jenny says:

    More painting! 4 rooms walls done, now to finish the trim.

  414. I do wear makeup to the beach, but not if I know I’m gonna dip in water. Happy monday!
    Bun Bun Makeup Tips recently posted … Makeup Tutorial: Golden Green, Lavender, Bronze And Life Of A Bun!

  415. Amy D. says:

    I need to wash my makeup brushes very badly!

  416. steph b says:

    I went on a small cruise (20 passengers) on the Great Barrier Reef. Was awesome!

  417. Jennifer says:

    I am loving the beautiful summer weather!

  418. Faiza says:

    I haven’t ever been on a cruise, but hope to one day!

  419. KerstinaMichelle says:

    Happy to have more than 2 days of sun & warmth here in WA. I’d like to get my pasty islander self tan without baking outside. Hopefully I’ll win this one. πŸ™‚

  420. Kayla says:

    My family and I all try to get together and go on a cruise together every couple of years, we always have a great time!

  421. Janet says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise but I definitely want to at some point!

  422. Erin says:

    my halloween costume this year: we are getting these supa fly pullover sweaters that are black and say “i like cats” from etsy, wearing some fuzzy ears and weird tights and its gonna be freakin awesome. i like cats.

  423. Nadine says:

    My honeymoon vaca is long overdue….4 years to be precise, but we just didn’t find the time yet! I know that sounds weird but if you’re on a budget and own an old house that needs to be fixed up, you know what I’m talking about. At least we have lakes here as Michigan is called “the Great Lakes State”, but a cruise would be definitely better;-).

  424. Stacey says:

    I love Sephora!!!!!

  425. Anka says:

    I barely wear makeup in the summer (I feel so sweaty and yucky) so definitely not at the pool or beach! If anything I’ll wear a tinted lip balm with spf.

  426. Jaa Maurer says:

    It’s been really hot here !!! =D

  427. AAJ83 says:

    Never taken a cruise πŸ™

  428. Missy M says:

    I love cruises, we just took our 5 year old daughter on her first cruise

  429. Arianne says:

    Hi Karen! I just got back today from an overnight camping trip. We were able to get some time in the water to splash around, so even though I felt grungy the entire time, I had a good time! I think one night is my limit though. πŸ˜€
    Arianne recently posted … Around the Internetz: One Tried-and-True Technique and Three Enablers I Hate To Love

  430. T.Davis says:

    Prayers for the Raymond/Glover family

  431. Justine says:

    I have never been on a cruise. I usually get seasick.

  432. Sheila says:

    the past week was rough – hopeful that next week will be better. πŸ™‚

  433. Leona says:

    Hi Karen. Love your blog. Been reading them and using your tips and recommendations for the last year. Tabs is super cute! I used to have a torbie named Abacus. Sweet girl, lots of sassiness to her. πŸ™‚ hope you have a great week!

  434. Felicia says:

    Went hiking for a wwek in southern Utah, just gorgeous!

  435. Lisa S. says:

    Yes I wear makeup to the beach, but minimal. I wear sunscreen (Josie Maran spf 40) and bare minerals foundation. Lots of lip gloss and that’s it. It probably fades by the end of the day but at least I started out on a good note! Thanks for the giveaway. Your blog is so much fun to read every day.

  436. Jennifer says:

    My week was good and i hope yours was too πŸ™‚

  437. JaNelle says:

    I slept funny last night and have had a pain in my neck all day. … it’s quite annoying.

  438. Amy Z says:

    beauty maintenance — a good exfoliation now that this grime-inducing heat wave is over!

  439. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE cruises! I’ve been to the Eastern & Western Caribbean and also to several parts of the Mexican Riviera. They’re so much fun and so easy. πŸ™‚

  440. Traci says:

    After being a longtime online-only Sephora shopper, I had a chance to visit an actual Sephora store for the very first time this weekend when I was visiting my sister in Dallas. I was surprised that several of the things I really liked were things I’d probably NEVER have ordered just looking at them online. While I haven’t bought anything yet, I came back from the trip excited to getting out of my neutrals-only palette and adding some color to my life. πŸ™‚

  441. Marjie says:

    I need a pedi so badly! I’m debating between teal and gold for the color.

  442. Fannie says:

    I do get seasick. I even get kind of seasick when I get on those new fancy elliptical machines at the gym, haha. You know what causes that? A hypersensitive inner ear πŸ™‚

    I hope I win this!!!

  443. Joy says:

    I am supposed to be packing for a week-long summer camp chaperoning middle schoolers Thanks for the need to read your blog first! πŸ™‚

  444. Giselle says:

    Wish I had a pal like Tabs living with me now!

  445. Satchi says:

    I went for dim sum with a girlfriend this morning and then spent the day holed up in the library studying for a test πŸ™ At least there were egg tarts!

  446. lydia says:

    do you get sea sick ?

  447. Aja says:

    I’ve been meaning to paint my nails all weekend.

  448. Eugenia Ramirez says:

    I love your blog Karen and read it every day!

  449. terry says:

    I’ve been on a cruise in Egypt…=DDD

  450. aubrie says:

    I so want to go on a cruise with my hubs. Maybe someday…

  451. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks as always for the giveaway!!

  452. ali says:

    would be so cool to win this!

  453. Sarah r says:

    Love this site!

  454. annie says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise but I don’t think I get seasick πŸ˜‰

  455. Amanda says:

    Can I tell you how much I love the image for this post? So much!

  456. Samantha B says:

    It was 103 degrees here the other day. Too hot for me! Too hot to do anything for the 4th too πŸ™

  457. KaylaK says:

    Yes I have some maintenance to do! I am going to put on a face mask, hair mask, and then I’m going to buff my heels and put some aloe socks on! πŸ˜€ I cleaned my brushes on Independence Day so luckily I didn’t have to do that tonight!

  458. Christine says:

    Stumbled on your blog while looking at Essie nail polish and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with it. Ps: I’m wearing the comfiest sweatpants from Victoria’s secret ever. Random enough?

  459. Janet says:

    I need to clean my brushes, it’s been too long!

  460. Tiffany Starks says:

    I’m not sure if this gift card will help me curb/stop my makeup addiction but I am so excited about the prospect of getting new stuff that I do not even care!

  461. Marilyn says:

    I need some pampering….yes I do!!! Congrats on the anniversary!

  462. Ann says:

    You reminded me that I should be cleaning my brushes right now!

    My first (and only) cruise spanned over my birthday and I didn’t get seasick until my birthday 5 days in.

  463. Amber S says:

    That my friend, is the internet epitomized in one photo.

  464. Summer says:

    My cat Gia has facial expressions. I’m dead serious. She keeps giving me these quizzical looks as I pull out the jewelry I got on sale at Charming Charlie’s, as if to say, “Really girl? Rhinestone hoops? PLEASE!”

    It’s all so very amusing. #BRAT #ILOVECATSFOREVER

  465. Angelica salcido says:

    I love your blog. I would love to win because I need to buy some new products so I can look beautiful for my 6th year wedding anniversary πŸ™‚

  466. Tiffany says:

    I want to try sunday riley’s items but the price tag is so steep!!!

  467. Alison says:

    I went on a Caribbean cruise last summer!

  468. Danielle says:

    I hope I win **fingers crossed**

  469. timsy says:

    I washed my makeup brushes today!!! HOORAY!

  470. Clara Nghe says:

    I wear a bit of BB cream to cover up some redness when I go to the pool :)..

  471. kirsten says:

    Dying to purchase ole henriksen walnut scrub!

  472. Andrea says:

    I’m on a mission to find China Glaze’s Beach Cruise-r nail polish. I saw swatches for it and now I need it in my life.

  473. Chunyi says:

    I haven’t been on a boat in a long time. But I’ve been on the ferry before. I didn’t get sea sick on it, but i was a bit dizzy getting on it since the platform moved with the waves. But all in all it was an enjoyable experience.

  474. Anna says:

    i love the ocean!

  475. Sara Elisabeth says:

    I used to be a crazy cat lady!

  476. Amy says:

    I did a mani/pedi this weekend! Apple Green toenails and the palest of pink on my hands.

  477. sharee says:

    i so cannot sleep at the moment

  478. Nini says:

    I don’t get seasick, but I don’t particularly like being on boats D:

  479. Katherine says:

    I went white water rafting yesterday, and it was such a bumpy ride, I almost got a little “river” sick.

  480. rylee says:

    i only wear waterproof mascara to the beach

  481. Dasha says:

    Have never been on a cruise, but I have been seasick on the ferry from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki πŸ™

  482. StaceeS says:

    Today was actually the first time I’ve shopped at Sephora (bought their perfume sampler…can’t wait for it to arrive) and I found this site by searching for a makeup blog since I’m pretty much clueless when it comes to that stuff.
    And that’s about all.

  483. Kimberly says:

    sunday funday!

  484. LAURA says:

    Im dying to see the move Magic Mike!

  485. Anything at all? Well, my 4-year-old just purposely peed in the bed so that she could sleep in her sleeping bag on the floor!
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  486. Colen says:

    I actually just went hiking on july 4th. It was fun !

  487. Tania says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise and I don’t really care for Tom Cruise. However I do like Penelope Cruz but I have a friend who doesn’t like her. Yeah that was random, I couldn’t resist!

  488. Diana says:

    I have been breaking out like a mofo…not good!

  489. Kelly says:

    Today was hot hot hot! Wish I was in Alaska right now πŸ™

  490. Helena says:

    I should probably paint my nails soon…I haven’t done it in a while.

  491. Pam says:

    I do get seasick, but only on big boats. I don’t have a problem on smaller ones like speed boats.

  492. Amanda says:

    happy anniversary!!!

  493. Sarah C. says:

    I’ve never ever gotten seasick! yay!

  494. Lucy says:

    I wore mascara to the beach last week and ended up with major raccoon eyes!

  495. jess says:

    i would love my own island

  496. Katrina says:

    Woot woot!

  497. Tracy Robertson says:

    No one sees me in my tiny in apartment building pool, but I put on lipstick because it keeps my lips moist when I’m in the water.

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