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

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

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

Hello-hello, and happy Saturday, sweet friend! I’m feeling unusually perky right now, which is weird because morning isn’t usually my best time of day (I’m lucky if I can hold a conversation involving monosyllabic answers before 9), but on rare occasions I wake up with a random burst of energy, WHEEEEE!


I have no idea how I’m going to be able to sit still in the car today… El Hub and I are driving up to Redding to visit his parents, and it’s about a four-hour drive. That’s a lot shorter than the trip across the Pacific ocean when they lived in Hawaii, but it’s still a trek.

We haven’t seen them in a while, so it should be fun. I invited Tabs, but he said he “already has plans with Beyonce and Jay-Z.” ๐Ÿ™‚

What are your plans today? Whatever they are, I hope they involve entering this weekend’s Sephora eCard giveaway.

What folks are saying…

“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.”

“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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. 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 found a foundation that matches your skin perfectly? Tell me about the jewelry you wear most often. What’s a lip color you wore a lot in high school? What do you want to be when you grow up? What’s one makeup or beauty product you can’t leave home without? Pancakes: buttermilk or fancy? — 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 22, 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 Vanessa! Congratulations, Vanessa! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. AG says:

    Oh gosh, now I’m craving pancakes – buttermilk, fancy, it matters not so long as maple syrup is involved! Hope you have a lovely Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sarah C. says:

    I don’t wear foundation! So, I’ve never found one that fit me perfectly. Never liked the feeling of it on my skin :/

  3. Heather says:

    I don’t worry about foundation that matches perfectly, instead I wear a tinted moisturizer.

  4. Hey Karen, I’m on holiday in Taipei and there’s something weird with Bloglovin’, but I’m still reading as much on MBB as I can! xx

  5. aubrie says:

    Ummm, Yummy. I want pancakes. My mom used to make sourdough pancakes every weekend. I tried once, but you have to use/make a starter and mine got moldy. Poo.

  6. Joanna says:

    I always find myself mixing foundation to find the right match. In the near future I would want a degree in psychology. I can leave without lipstick for touch up. Thank you and have a great day!!

  7. Vnssa906 says:

    It’s a beautiful morning in NYC, only 66 degrees at 10am?! About to take a walk to the gym, run some errands and get ready for family night at my big sisters house!

  8. Janet says:

    Hi Karen,

    Yesterday I went on a mission to find a foundation that perfectly matched my skin. I left the house bare faced (gasp) and high-tailed it to Nordstrom. Well, of course I had to pick the weekend of the anniversary sale, right?! I tried the Chanel counter, Estee Lauder, NARS, nobody was available to help me. So I walked right across the way to Neiman Marcus (geez, that place is like museum) to try out the often raved about Giorgio Armani foundations. Well, after getting over the lameness of the sales guy (can’t call him an MUA because he appeared to know nothing about the products) I found what I thought was perfect UNTIL I went outside. I looked like an oompa loompa. So, the search continues…

  9. Nika says:

    Hello from the Philippines!

  10. E. says:

    Lately, I’ve been wearing a lot of bracelets.
    (and send some of that energy of yours my way!)

  11. Jessica says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’m a bit of a goof about jewelry. I most often wear the same things ( wedding set, sterling silver studs, a nice ring and a watch) but I LOVE trendy/chunky jewelry. I recently purchased the huge bulky Topshop necklace that everyone in the UK is wearing. So not an easy thing to wear frequently, but so lovely!

    รขโ„ขยฅ Jessica
    Jessica recently posted … NARS Autumn Leaves, or Is It Fall Yet?

  12. Joyce says:

    I’m making short ribs tonight. Recipe calls for red wine. Hopefully, it turns out good. I don’t wanna waste good wine. haha..

  13. Jasmyne Jones says:

    I adore cat eyes nowadays, but my eyes are already elongated so no one can tell a difference. ๐Ÿ™

  14. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I currently use Makeup Forever foundation, which matches my skin tone pretty closely. I’m curious about BB creams, but I hear they offer only light-to-barely medium coverage. Eva Chen (Teen Vogue makeup/beauty editor) just tweeted about CC creams being the ‘hot new thing’ – they supposedly offer more coverage. Can’t wait to hear more about them!

  15. Ree says:

    Sorry not sure if my last comment went through. You can disregard that if does pop up.

    I like to make my own tinted moisturizer by mixing foundation that matches my skin to a T then adding moisturizer meant for my skin type and voila – perfect dyi tinted moisturizer !

  16. I will answer all your question, Karen Queen of Giveaways!

    – Have you ever found a foundation that matches your skin perfectly?
    MAC matchmaster & NYX liquid HD foundation

    – Tell me about the jewelry you wear most often.
    Bracelets! Lots of them, in all different sizes, shapes and colors.

    – Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs a lip color you wore a lot in high school?
    I didn’t wear anything on my lips when I was in high school

    – What do you want to be when you grow up?
    A multibillionaire ๐Ÿ˜‰

    – Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs one makeup or beauty product you canรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt leave home without?
    Black eye pencil

    – Pancakes: buttermilk or fancy?
    Syrup or jam
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Choose your look: Taylor Swift

  17. Katherine G says:

    Wow! Sounds like you will have a fun trip to see your in-laws ๐Ÿ™‚ We were supposed to go on a big motorcycle ride today, but it got rained out, so we are going for a drive instead. The staycation has been pretty good so far!

  18. AmyD says:

    hi karen, long time reader, first time post ๐Ÿ™‚ foundation is such a toughie for me, i’m usually between nc42-45 in mac, but i have to balance among all those shades, otherwise i look ghostly or overly tan! right now mufe hd foundation in 153, topped with a light dusting of mac studio fix in nc45 seems to be a good match, for which i’m very grateful ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Nikki A says:

    So far I’ve found a pressed powder that’s perfect, still working on a foundation. Mmmm , pancakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Tracy says:

    Getting ready to go to the beach for a week. Taking me longer to decide what makeup to pack then it did to pack clothes!!

  21. Linda says:

    I wore a lot of light pink lipstick in high school, because that was all I had! I inherited several tubes of GWP Dior lipsticks from my mom (back in the day when they had lots of GWPs), all in the exact same shade of shimmery light pink. I still have a few tubes of that lipstick hanging around in my stash.

  22. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the jewelry I wear most often is my michael kors watch and buckle ring. i also wear a ring i got from novica daily

  23. Jacqueline says:

    The jewelry I wear most often are pearl earrings and my class ring.

  24. Kristi says:

    Best match is NARS Mont Blanc – still looking for a perfect match! Enjoy your trip – I love a good road trip! What?! You want me to choose just one kind of pancake – buttermilk is good but so are buckwheat, chocolate chip, banana, banana with chocolate chips, blueberry, whole wheat, you get the idea!!!

  25. ashleigh says:

    I can’t live without mascara. Its the only thing I put on most days.

  26. Jenny says:

    The NHL owners vs players are so far apart, I’m worried this year might be another lockout. Which throws my “3 weeks in the USA” trip out the window. I had shopping planned in addition to those hockey games!

  27. Sara says:

    blueberry pancakes- yum…

  28. Jamie Rebecca says:

    woot woot!

  29. Amie F says:

    I had the perfect foundation when Prescriptives had their custom blended line of foundations and powders. Now I struggle and nothing is quite right for my fair neutral-toned skin…

  30. Hillary says:

    Not a big fan of pancakes, but I like crepes!

  31. Bethany says:

    I like my current foundation…but I am always looking for my new favorite make-up item. Really wanting to try Urban Decay’s new foundation.

  32. Renee says:

    Ohhhh, pancakes! I am currently gluten/soy/dairy free and how I miss pancakes! Or, at least, good pancakes.

  33. Larie says:

    I always have earrings on – any sort. If I leave home without them (except if I’m going to workout or something) I feel unbalanced all day!

  34. Jenna N. says:

    I’ve never found a foundation that matches my skin perfectly. so I resigned myself to using MAC MSFN in Light Plus (not a perfect match but I’ve given up) and concealer. I also struggle finding liquid foundations that don’t break me out, which is another reason why I just use the powder.

  35. Sara says:

    a friend of mine made pancakes once with sprite in them, they were actually really good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Adrienne says:

    Fingers crossed that it’s me!!

  37. Katrin says:

    When I was a kid I always wanted to be a veterinarian.

  38. saffron says:

    Ooh yay, thanks for the contest, I recently learned the magic of matte shadows and am looking forward to trying some more. ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. Julie Greenwood says:

    It pained me to walk by the new Dior collection without buying anything yesterday. I may have to return and buy the Golden Jungle eye palette.

  40. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, happy weekend to you! I love jewelry but I am definitely obsessed with earrings, I cannot even tell you how many pairs I have and I’d never leave the house without wearing a pair (unless I am going to get the mail from the mail box:))

    Thank you for the giveaway, I so hope to win!!

  41. KPrice says:

    I can’t leave the house without earrings. I feel undone and naked without them. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway – safe travels for your visit.

  42. Nora says:

    Have fun with your in laws!

  43. Rikki says:

    I had two terrible dreams last night. Not scary, but… not wonderful.

  44. Marilou says:

    I just found my perfect foundation. I ordered it online without trying it. The RMK foundation in 102. I love swedish pancakes swimming in maple syrup and I want to do the my dream hike the Tour du Mont Blanc next year, It’s a 100 mile hike that circles the Mont Blanc Massif. It starts in Switzerland passes through Italy, France and back to Switzerland.

  45. Lynn says:

    I can’t leave home without lipbalm on!

  46. Rachel says:

    MUFE HD #118 seems to match me perfectly, but by the end of the day, it has oxidized just enough to where it looks a bit orangy. BOO!

  47. Alix says:

    Pancakes with REAL maple syrup!

  48. Jennifer says:

    High School Lipstick: Max Factor Ultralucent Whipped Cream in Chocolate Cherry. A semi-sheer with just a hint of sparkle. Discontinued in the last century. I still have my last used-up tube. Wish they would bring it back–it was perfection.

  49. Lisa Brown says:

    Hoping to one day win…maybe this will be my lucky day ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Katie says:

    Tomorrow is my 21st birthday!

  51. Abby says:

    I can never leave home without Say Yes to Carrots lip balm. Love that stuff. I have one in my purse, one on my desk, one on my nightstand…obsessed.

  52. shusheshe says:

    Alas, I didn’t wear lip colours until recently!

  53. Jordan says:

    Foundation is hard for me to match perfectly as I am frighteningly pale! Currently my closest match is the MUFE HD foundation in 110, but I can’t get it to last very long, no matter what primers or setting powders I use. So I’m still searching for my perfect foundation.

  54. Chelsea says:

    Karen, if you could become a character in any movie, who would it be and why?

  55. Amanda G says:

    I always just pick the lightest foundation shade in the line and hope for the best.
    Usually it winds up being too dark anyway.

  56. alexa bondon says:

    Love my Sephora makeup! Wouldn’t wear anything else now!

  57. Is anyone else wigged out by how clear the picture is on newer TV’s?

  58. libby says:

    In high school my go-to beauty product was Lip Smackers strawberry flavored lip balm. I lived for that stuff. Oh, and the Dr. Pepper flavored one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Jamie says:

    I’ve found a tinted moisturizer that matches my skin perfectly – Laura Mercier’s Oil Free version in the shade Fawn. Still on the hunt for a perfect matched foundation!

  60. holly says:

    My favorite pancakes are blueberry buckwheat with a little lemon zest tossed in.

  61. Liz says:

    My high school lip color? ’90s matte brown, baby. ๐Ÿ˜€

  62. bruna louise says:

    i still havent found the perfect foundation. =/

  63. Avery says:

    Looking forward to a lazy weekend!

  64. Katrina says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday. Just sayin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  65. terry says:

    definitely a lady who lunches.=PPP

  66. Ali says:

    I seem to forget my jewelry often, but I never leave home without my watch on!

  67. Megan says:

    The jewelry i always wear now is a fancy skeleton key on a chain that belonged to my grandfather.

  68. Mia says:

    I hosted a cosmetic swap party yesterday and it was such a big hit! Plus everyone ate all the food/snacks. Less temptation for me!

  69. Lisa says:

    Hi Karen! Happy Saturday! I’ve been loving the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz (Thanks to your post!). It is an almost perfect match to my skin tone. Plus the coverage is great & it works with my oily skin. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Tiffanie says:

    Happy Saturday! I would love a trip to Sephora today…

  71. Amber S says:

    My weekend certainly doesn’t involve anything with Jay Z or Beyonce.

  72. Sady says:

    I stopped wearing foundation awhile ago. Partly because I could never find a perfect match, but mostly because I was tired of smothering my acne-prone skin. I just decided to give it up and go out bare-faced, scars and all! Now, I just use moisturizer + SPF and it is much easier!

    Happy Saturday!!!!!!

  73. Amanda says:

    I can’t leave home without either a lip gloss or some kind of lip balm!

  74. Juliet says:

    Right now the house is quiet and everyone, including my baby girl is napping. Yay!

  75. Minerva says:

    I am going to eat a huge breakfast with my husband! Then I will do laundry ๐Ÿ™

  76. Melissa says:

    Hmmm…. pancakes sound wonderful. The foundation I’m currently using is Nars Sheer Glow in Santa Fe and its a good match, but come fall I’ll have to get something a little lighter.

  77. Sarah says:

    Bare Minerals is the best foundation I have ever used. I started using it about a year and a half ago and I am hooked!

  78. Caitlin says:

    I am SO EXCITED about this giveaway! Thanks a lot, it’s very generous of you! I love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve been wanting the Naked 2 pallet since it came out and I can’t imagine what’d it’d be like to actually own one, since I cannot afford it. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity, I really appreciate it.

  79. MJ says:

    Buttermilk pancakes. :3

  80. Cat says:

    I’m gonna be a PA (physician’s assistant) and save the world!

  81. Theresa says:

    I see your daily beauty pic you have the smashbox master palette. Please please please review it.. I’ve been wondering about it. Thank you :)!!

  82. Alison says:

    Lately it’s been so hot here that the only jewelry I’ve been wearing is my wedding rings! But usually I love big pendants.

  83. Kimberly says:

    good morning!

  84. Christina says:

    I am trying to find my perfect summer foundation routine…I’m an oily mess!

  85. Vanessa says:

    MAC’s NC 20 foundation blends pretty much perfectly into my skin. Love it!

  86. Missy M says:

    I generally always wear Moissanite stud earrings, pendant, engagement ring and my wedding band. I normally don’t even bother to take them off.

  87. quimerula says:

    Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 13 is my perfect match.
    At last!

  88. Deanna G. says:

    Buttermilk pancakes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Tiffany says:

    On a serious note, my prayers go out to everyone affected by the senseless tragedy in CO.

    On a more superficial note, I

  90. Tiffany says:

    Where did the rest of my comment go? =(


  91. nita says:

    I want to try the MUFE hd foundation…not sure which color I am though

  92. Eliza says:

    Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin liquid foundation in Natural Beige is a pretty perfect shade for my skintone.

  93. hazakaza says:

    My skin tone changes so drastically season to season that if I find a foundation that matches me perfectly in February, it will be way too light by July! So I tend to stick to sheerer products, or stuff that I can layer (tinted moisturizer + various colors of powder, for example) to adjust according to whatever color my skin is this month.

  94. Pam says:

    We make buttermilk pancakes every Saturday for the kids. Yummy!

  95. Mai says:

    Hoping to get a bit of exercise on this lovely day! But the most important thing is to figure out what I’m eating first!

  96. Amanda says:

    Counting down the days til August 31st when I finish my job… Ahhh, time would go alot faster if I had some money to spend on make-up…

  97. Christine W. says:

    Tried a nice sheer foundation by Trish McEvoy called Even Skin Foundation. Loving it as much as the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Going to the Ann Arbor Art Fair in a couple of minutes… Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Mitr Friend says:

    One of my earliest lippies was a green colored one of some local brand! It was that pH color changing lipstick that gave a pretty pink when I wore it!!! It was then called a ‘Magic Lipstick’! Lolz!
    Mitr Friend recently posted … Gandhi Bracelet

  99. Marian says:

    The jewelry I wear most often is my engagement and wedding band and a burthstone ring that belonged to my mother. I wear both every day.

    Pancakes……buckwheat only! with pure maple syrup!

  100. When we were little my mom was a healthfood fanatic, and we only had organic blue corn pancakes – very crunchy and very flat. So these days as long as a pancake is fluffy and made with flour, I’m happy:)
    Clare @ The Blossom Shed recently posted … Giveaway! Win a Sumptuous Face Oil from Suti…

  101. Debbie says:

    Happy Saturday!

  102. Cassidey says:

    I just got BE Matte since it seems that most liquid foundations break me out…I am hoping this will work better. Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. Katherine Luu says:

    The weather is so nice in Southern California right now! I had plans to go to the zoo today, but it didn’t work out. ๐Ÿ™

  104. elle says:

    I have a thing for statement earrings.

  105. Amy Z says:

    in high school I had this lip gloss that was Dr. Pepper flavored. it was a weird bronzy-brown with giant gold flecks but i still loved it.

  106. colleen boudreau says:

    I can’t leave home with out bronzer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Courtney says:

    Sipping on some Iced Coffee, watching a few good films, reading all the good beauty and style blogs, and then I come here and see this! What a day ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Lauren says:

    In High School I always wore Dr Pepper Lip Smackers! Moisture with the perfect amount of color. I still love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. Heidi says:

    I never leave the house without wearing some dangly, funky earrings.

  110. Stephanie R says:

    I so need some of that energy sent my way! Third trimester fatigue is back, so naps are my partial recharge lately. Desperately wanting to go to the anniversary sale right now at Nordstrom, but with the opening of the new Batman movie, the parking lot at the mall is likely packed like it’s Black Friday. Probably going to be better to go during the week.

  111. Valerie says:

    I’ve been wearing MAC Revealing since HS. I love it. Can’t even imagine how many tubes I’ve gone through.

    I like Blueberry pancakes best. They are quite yummy.

  112. Caitlin says:

    The jewelry I wear the most is always sentimental. I have a opal ring that was my great-grandmothers that I completely adore and wear daily.

  113. Alison says:

    Hi! Wore Clinique’s black honey throughout high school– that and some doc martens, LOL! I still wear black honey sometimes.

  114. Crystal says:

    L’Oreal makes the best foundations to match my skin tone !

  115. Zhar says:

    My perfect foundation match was the now discontinued Tarte Smooth Operator in Incognito -now I have to mix 2 shades together to get a match. I’m not big on jewelry but I always wear round diamond stud earrings -they’re timeless and appropriate for all occasions. I always loved Cargo’s lipgloss duo in Bora Bora. I am training to be a trained therapist. I always have an assortment of chapstick or lipgloss in my purse. Lastly, I prefer waffles to pancakes.

  116. Denise says:

    I found a perfect foundation match with the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra before they changed it to a 24 hour formula. I haven’t needed to buy a new one yet, but I hoping the formula change doesn’t mean the shades changed too. Although they probably did and I’ll have to search for the perfect one yet again.

  117. Ivy says:

    I haven’t found a perfect foundation match yet, but close enough!

  118. brittany says:

    ooh, still hoping for a new perfume! thanks K

  119. Tania says:

    I wear my watch and wedding set most often. And I just recently found a perfect match of foundation for my skin – Chanel Vitalumier Aqua. Don’t remember the color though.

  120. Carla says:

    Hi! I think my twinadoes are just as much beauty junkies as i am! We just left a fun store where they got to make their own bubble bath and bath scrub! They even picked out the scents they wanted to put in (lavender and cupcake – yum or gross depending how you look at it) topped with sparkles and bath toys! All inside their bottle of bubble bath! Ok that was random! Love your blog! xoxo Carla

  121. Faiza says:

    Have a great time in Redding! Sometimes a road trip is the the best way to de-stress, so enjoy it! I’d have to say I always have my diamond studs in that I got for Valentine’s day over 5 years ago! I just love them! He’s even had them upgraded once during those years, so I can’t complain! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  122. Tina says:

    I live in L.A. and there is this place called Fred 62 in Los Feliz that has the most incredible pancakes… They are called the “Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love Pancake” and they are like a crazy explosion of flavor!
    It is a flapjack with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and banana with caramel sauce… AhhhhhMazing!

    I might be hungry or something… So I chose to comment you about some pancakes… but, hey… You did ask!
    Also, I love Cargo Cosmetic’s liquid foundation… It matches perfectly and wears really well! Plus it’s oil free and some “good for the skin” ingredients and such!
    Happy Saturday Karen and Tabs!

  123. Rachel G says:

    Ive been wearing Chanel No 5 since high school. If I won, I’d put that gift card towards a new bottle!

  124. chanty says:

    I love tabs!

  125. Y. says:

    i just started using clinique super powder matte foundation, it doesnt make me look oily, looks natural and lasts through the swealtering heat of summer. im lovin it;)

  126. Alexandra says:

    At school i had an outdoor girl lipstick that i can only describe as a browny red colour.
    I love american pancakes with maple syrup on top. I just think they are nicer than our pancakes which are thinner and bigger.

  127. Amanda says:

    I’ve never won, but I still enter every week. lol

  128. Sophie says:

    I don’t wear foundation in the summer; it’s too hot and I sweat like am elephant. Do elephants sweat? LOL!

  129. Sarah says:

    Give tabs a pat pat from me!

  130. cynthia says:

    Ugh It’s too hot to wear makeup in the summer. But I still put it on or else I look like a crazy person

  131. TrippyPixie says:

    I’ve been trying out my older sister’s NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska, but it’s a bit too dark for me. I look like I have a tan when I wear it! (I hate looking tan, so that’s a bad thing.)

    I want to try the shade Finland, but hopefully it isn’t too yellow for me (I’ve seen some online swatches where it looks a bit yellow). I’m very cool-toned, so anything with the slightest hint of a warm/yellow undertone looks terrible on me and makes me look sickly.

  132. Stephanie C says:

    Finding a perfect match for foundation is the bane of my existence. Seriously – I don’t think it is possible. So I flip flop, cause I love change, between MAC NW 25 for the Summer and Bobbi’s Warm Beige 2.5. Then on the weekends BE cause I am lazy and need less. Or I do nothing at all, but my skin has post acne scarring. So it works…for now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  133. Aarti says:

    I keep my jewelry simple most of the time, just some earrings and my class ring. However, I love to layer jewelry and mix up trends when going out! I love the look of lots and lots bracelets, but since I am a major lover of hand motions, I tend to get annoyed by all the jingling. Fashion vs. reality ๐Ÿ™

  134. Lynn says:

    gosh i hardly wear jewelry anymore growing up i had those gold hoop earring i wore all the time and a jade pendent necklace (you guess it, Asian:) so after high school i ditched all and started wearing fashion jewelry, now i just wear the two bangles from the set of 7 (back to asain jewelry:) I few guilty buying accessories

  135. Angela R. says:

    Just staying in and chilling!! Watching a Martin Marathon!:-D

  136. Stephpolk82 says:

    I don’t leave the house with a cosmetic bag full of glosses and lipsticks.

  137. thank you so much for this giveaway!
    I never leave home without bronzer and lipbalm….

  138. Roxanne says:

    I miss cardi weather. Fall, hurry up, please!

  139. Janelle says:

    No, I have never found a foundation that matches perfectly. ๐Ÿ™ How sad is that?

  140. Christy says:

    Heading to a 3 year old’s birthday party- Toy Story themed! Excited to see some kiddos and eat some Buzz Lightyear cake!

  141. The jewelry I wear most often is the ring and necklace my boyfriend bought me for Christmas last year. It is so pretty and from that special someone ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for having a giveaway *excited*

    PSST Tabs, get Karen to pick me please!

  142. marisol says:

    My goal for this summer is to find a bright lipstick. Care to assist in this journey? ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Chelsey says:

    I wore only chapstick in high school haha. A lot has changed since then.

  144. Allegra says:

    It’s gotta be buttermilk pancakes, or nothing else! (But I’d take a waffle over a pancake any day)

  145. Toby says:

    Pancakes: fancy! But I prefer waffles & crepes overall.

  146. Haven’t found the perfect match in MAC but Clarins Instant Smooth foundation in Golden Beige matches me perfectly!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … 5 Monsoon Beauty Essentials from Nivea

  147. Rhia says:

    I’m actually more of a waffles person. But I’ll gladly accept any breakfast item as long as there’s bacon on the side. =)

  148. Anita says:

    I am trying to wear more jewelry right now since I feel that it adds more to my outfit. I am currently loving this bangle I recently got from inpink, it adds sparkle to my outfits.
    Anita recently posted … Swagbucks – Search & Win

  149. FFlicc says:

    Sitting in Wendy’s with loud elevator alternating eighties music playing loudly over the surround sound.

  150. April says:

    Mmmm…. Buttermilk pancakes!

  151. Carina says:

    Foundation for me is hard to macth. Especially at drugstores so I just have to make a guess and hope for the best

  152. jaymie says:

    My staple lipstick all through high school was MAC Chelsea. Oh those dark lipstick days….

  153. katie says:

    my neighbor’s massively alcoholic ex husband randomly showed up today (like, passed out in the front lawn while carrying a case of beer into the house at least once a week kind of drunk). he just walked into my house and his dog (boston terrier) attacked mine (black lab). luckily no one was hurt but wtf! i will be keeping my doors locked from now on.

  154. TwirlyGirly says:

    I found the perfect foundation *formula* for my skin – still working on finding the correct shade. My skin is combo – normal everywhere BUT my forehead, which is quite oily. I’ve also got a few lines and a wrinkle or two. I’ve fallen in love with Milani’s Cream-to-Powder foundation, as the silica in the formula helps to keep the oilies away and I really like the fact that it’s buildable, doesn’t look cakey, and has a matte finish. No need for setting powder! Very similar to BeneFit’s Some Kind-a Gorgeous, but less than 1/3 the price. Gotta love THAT!

  155. Katie says:

    I have freckles and I like them to show, so foundation is a no-go – I just blend a green concealer in really well on blemishes and go.

    When I was in high school though, I was really gothy, so I always wore white foundation with black or purple lipstick. I still like dark lipstick (including purple – Illamasqua Kontrol is my HG), but I’ve branched out into bright reds/oranges/warm pinks as well.

  156. Laura H says:

    I guess I’m just lucky because I really never have trouble finding the perfect foundation shade. I’m a mac nw20 and in almost every foundation there is a good shade for me !

  157. Lori says:

    I enter everytime I see one of these! Im determined to win a Sephora giftcard so I can buy a perfect match foundation

  158. I love your blog! You are so creative and original. Plus you are in the “know” when it comes to new products ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  159. Crystal W. says:

    I used to have this lip gloss trio with a dark color, a pink gloss and a frosted white for highlight. I used to just wear the dark as a liner and the white as my main color. Add a dark black eyeliner job and a couple of bindis. I thought I was Gwen Stefani.

  160. nabel says:

    had a good night last night ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Project Runway!

  162. Nina says:

    I like to wear earrings ๐Ÿ™‚

  163. Ariel says:

    Can’t leave the house without having on foundation, mascara and my eyebrow filled in.

  164. Melissa says:

    Fancy for me. Always the fancy.

  165. eight says:

    The best foundation match for my skin that I’ve found is Estee Lauder’s Powder Makeup in Ecru. I’m very pale so it’s hard to get a shade light enough, but that one is pretty much perfect.
    eight recently posted … One Hand Washes the Other Lip Butter Review

  166. Elaine says:

    My plans for the rest of the day include eating, sleeping, and avoiding responsibility.

  167. Jatia says:

    I’m grown up already but,but I want to be a makeup artist when I grow up LOL. If i’m lucky enough to win this I would put the gift card towards a Make Up For ever 12 Flash Color Case for my Kit. An essential for adjusting foundation colors, color correcting, use as an eyeshade base and custom blending lip and cheek color. Building my kit is expensive, I really hope I wi but good luck to everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Grace says:

    The jewelry I wear the most is my little white gold heart studs. I pretty much leave them on 24/7, since they’re gold (unfortunately I can’t wear anything other than gold and sometimes silver)

  169. Sasha Lopez says:

    Im watching the Love Boat all day long !!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. MysteriousWho says:

    Happy road-tripping, Karen!

  171. Annaham says:

    Fancy pancakes all the way!

  172. Katrina says:

    Off to visit my in-laws today as well.

  173. Jeanne says:

    Can’t beat simple buttermilk pancakes with real maple syup! my favorite!

  174. Amanda says:

    My cat Avva has a message for Tabs, “Mrroow meooowww mew mew meow purrrrrrrrrrr!”

  175. Kitty Katillac says:

    Following your blog for awhile now – love Tabs! Such a cutie pie!

    Favorite jewelry? The antique signet ring that used to belong to my great great grandfather Frederik from Germany. ๐Ÿ™‚

  176. kelly m says:

    chocolate chip pancakes are the best.

  177. Melissa W. says:

    In junior high, early high school, it was all about Revlon Toast of New York. Ah, the 90s.
    Melissa W. recently posted … Bruno helps with the recycling.

  178. Jessica says:

    I am studying to be a teacher! I have two years left! Thanks for the opportunity to win !

  179. Jordan says:

    everyday minerals fair neutral is the best match for me in the dead of winter ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all pancakes

  180. Beatriz Garcia says:

    Heyyy! ๐Ÿ™‚
    So I usually wear Mac Liquid Foundation since it has great coverage, however I’m all out and I wanted to try a new foundation that was more natural looking but had great coverage. Any suggestions?
    Have a great Sat!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  181. LaQuita says:

    I have to say that I fancy Mac studio fix liquid and for my everyday wear I like to use Revlon’s colorstay liquid.

  182. PS says:

    Happy Saturday! I prefer crepes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. JE says:

    Won’t leave home without lip balm. Must carry it with me always!

  184. Ashley Miller says:

    I love cute short chain gold necklaces for summer & friendship bracelets!

  185. Chanelle says:

    I;ve been weaving my own bracelets for myself and friends lately – it is surprisingly soothing!

  186. Bre says:

    Which is your favorite Naked palette or the Naked2 palette?

  187. Sue King says:

    I usually wear only 2 rings for jewelry.

  188. Kelsey says:

    Have you ever found a foundation that matches your skin perfectly?
    Yes, but they’re always being discontinued or changed, dammit! I still miss the old version of CoverGirl TruBlend in Ivory… *sigh*

    Tell me about the jewelry you wear most often.
    My wedding ring and a bracelet made with cedar tree seed beads that my mom gave me for good luck years ago.

    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs a lip color you wore a lot in high school?
    Frosty pale blue. My only defense is that the “skater” look was cool at the time.

    What do you want to be when you grow up?
    You mean hat I’m not grown up now? haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. Zoya says:

    If my face were a book it would be 50 shades of foundations because i literally can’t find a matching color

  190. ceci says:

    pancakes: the bigger, the better and keep the syrup flowin’

  191. amanda says:

    Would love to take a trip to sephora today! Lovely giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  192. Helen says:

    Karen I love your blog!

  193. Xero says:

    I like chickens, Eddy!

  194. Louise says:

    Tomorrow’s my b-day so I hope I win ;] BTW love your blog!

  195. Jahmaiah says:

    My sister is keeping my kids for the weekend!I’m supposed to be doing chores but I’m kicking my heels up and relaxing

  196. lori says:

    Ugh!! I have never found a foundation to perfectly match my skin… However, my daughter did my makeup once and blended two similar shades together- it was perfect!!

    You can read her blog @

  197. Liz says:

    Fluffy buttermilk pancakes on a weekend morning are the best!

  198. Shelly says:

    I would like to be a stylist when I grow up. =)

  199. cathy says:

    ive been having dry flaky skin =.= help! lol.. what do you recommend? ooh and I use olay moisturizer but Ive run out and cant seem to find the same one anywhere.

  200. Crystal M. says:

    In High School, I always wore MAC Love Nector lipglass !!!

  201. varsha says:

    I am a lil down under the weather,but hoping for a brighter sunday in good spirits..Happy weekend Karen ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  202. Becky says:

    I love summer

  203. Jody says:

    I can’t leave home without lip balm. It is supremely important.

  204. Monica says:


    Your beauty blog has turned me on to tinted moisturizer! I am loving the Sonia Kashuk Radiant in Honey! If I won the sephora e-gift card I would definitely put the money towards either the Nars tinted moisturizer or laura mercier, because I am a college student who manages my money properly and went with the more affordable (Kashuk) brand. I would love to use the high quality brands that are available in Sephora!

    I am also in the process of making a mind map about my life/goals/weekly accomplishments. I really appreciate your blog!

  205. Sophie C. says:

    I can’t wait for fall to come so I can start playing with darker colors ๐Ÿ™‚

  206. Michelle says:

    I’d love to try the Nars tinted moisturizer!

  207. leetal says:

    haha tabs

  208. Marissa G says:

    I don’t leave the house without some sort of eye makeup, preferably mascara. Lips can be bitten to give color. Cheeks can be pinched to show a rosy hue. Eyes, however, need to be punched to resemble a black smokey look. That is why eye make up is a must for me.

  209. Caitlin says:

    You asked about pancakes, and my preference is in my mouth; loaded with syrup.

  210. Hillary says:

    Pancakes of any kind sound good about now ๐Ÿ™‚

  211. Sadie says:

    I always wear a silver chain with two rings on it – my grandad’s wedding ring made by my grandma, who was a jeweller by trade, and a silver and brass one my mum made at evening class when I was at school. They hold a lot of sentimental value for me so I like to keep them close ๐Ÿ™‚

  212. onegreatsmile says:

    There is a walmart next to the home depot (my kitchen faucet sprung a leak) so I went the equivalent of makeup dumpster diving…. I bought an eyeshadow palette at walmart. AND I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! “The gods must be crazy”

  213. Liz says:

    There’s no such thing as a bad pancake.

  214. Kate & Zena says:

    I’d like a box with Tabs in it!

  215. Nicole says:

    Hmm, if I leave a comment and win, I may finally be able to afford that Dior Capture Totale HD Radiance Powder I’ve been longing for. ;-). Thanks for the contest!

  216. Jenn says:

    Mmmm pancakes….. I love Dogeared necklaces, so small and subtle for layering, I can get away with wearing skulls with no one noticing as long as I wear others with it as well!

  217. Tamela Barbee says:

    I love to try new things!

  218. Tamela Barbee says:

    I love to try new beauty products, especially anti-aging skin products.

  219. margie says:

    For the past year, I have pretty much worn the same two rings on my right hand: a Tiffany & Co sterling silver heart ring on the ring finger, and a sterling silver puzzle ring that I bought last summer in Florence, Italy.

  220. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway รฐลธโ€˜ย I like buttermilk pancakes. I’m also excited for Occ lip tars arriving at Sephora! Can’t try to try them. No
    such thing as too much makeup รฐลธโ€™โ€žLol. Have a great rest of the day & Sunday รฐลธหœฦ’

  221. janey says:

    I never leave home without sporting a pair of silver hoop earrings — my signature jewelry. And when I was a teenager, I was all about the Bonnie Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers and Maybelline Kissing Potion. Yes, I’ve just totally betrayed my age…

  222. Anna says:

    Mascara is my must have product, I look so tired without it!

  223. Anna says:

    Applied for a job today, ! #fingers crossed

  224. Lulle says:

    The only “jewelry” I wear daily and never take off is my wedding band ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s a beautiful ring, my husband has the same, and when we saw them we just knew they were gonna be ours!
    Lulle recently posted … EOTD: Purple & orange

  225. Amy D. says:

    I Just painted my nails a very summer-y shade! ๐Ÿ˜€

  226. Sarah says:

    I just wear my wedding band along with a small silver heart necklace everyday. I usually don’t bother to accessorize except for special occasions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  227. chris taddei says:

    I will answer 3 of your question

    – Have you ever found a foundation that matches your skin perfectly?
    MAC pro longwear & revlon photoready

    – Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs one makeup or beauty product you canรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt leave home without?

    – Pancakes: buttermilk or fancy?

  228. Moon Kruska says:

    Another week, another chance. Good luck to myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  229. Mary says:

    I can’t leave home without a few lipsticks/glosses in my purse not to mention my Jack Black lip balm which I can’t live without!

  230. Stephanie Y says:

    I were silver jewelry exclusively.

  231. Rita says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs! Well I always wish I could accessorize with jewelry more, but even when I buy trendy pieces I never wear them. I tend to stick to very simple silver jewelry. I don’t really have any set plans for today, but I’m ready to tell the boyfriend that we should go to IHOP for some pancakes haha.

  232. nicolle says:

    thank you for all the reviews and swatches of the new fall collections!

  233. kysbel samaniego says:

    sigh. Now I really want pancakes.

  234. Hannah S. says:

    Beautiful sunny day here!

  235. Grace says:

    Love Bobbi Brown’s luminous foundation! A little goes a long way and I love the coverage!

  236. Julie says:

    I feel naked without mascara.

  237. Yao says:

    Still searching for the elusive, perfectly lightweight, perfectly matches my skin foundation. But Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer in Nude is a really good match for my skin tone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  238. Janice Sng says:

    Whenever I discover a new brand that I love, I always go overboard!! Right now my favourite cosmetics are from RMK and Maquillage. Love your blog, it always makes interesting reading, and your handsome kitty too ๐Ÿ™‚

  239. Laci says:

    Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in BR10/12 seems to be perfect for me!
    Laci recently posted … Blog Sale!

  240. Jessy says:

    I have extremely sensitive/acne-prone skin and I just switched my mineral makeup from Everyday Minerals to Mineral Hygienics since EDM has an additive that caused my skin to break out. I’m totally loving MH so far and I’m learning to be more informed about different ingredients in makeup. It’s kind of fun to find indie makeup companies!

  241. Yuri says:

    I didn’t wear lipstick in high school but I’m loving a orange lip right now

  242. Nina Van Jacob says:

    Pink lipstick is my signature piece of makeup:)

  243. Melissa F says:

    I can’t leave home without lip gloss. I have chronically dry lips.

  244. blkrox says:

    Other than the tiny diamond studs I wear in my second ear piercings (which I only remove to clean) I wear my diamond right hand ring most often. Although I don’t wear it when I’m just around the house I never leave home without it!

  245. Steph says:

    I can’t decide if I should get naked or naked 2 palette….. Or should I just be good and get none. That would be so sad though!

  246. Soly says:

    Hey Karen, I just bought Essie Lapis of luxury. I have never worn anything other than cream or pink or red on my nails so this should be interesting! Hope you have a fabu weekend!

  247. Kristina says:

    In high school and middle school my lip color was blood red.

  248. Ris says:

    I was a pancake-making maniac as a kid. I still make them pretty often, and chocolate chip banana pancakes are my current obsession. Mmmm.

  249. Taylor Hurwitz says:

    I have a pair of earrings my brothers gave me and I love them!

  250. Lorraine says:

    Really wanting to buy a new foundation to suit my tanned skin. Going to visit MAC or dept store to try out colours this week!! Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  251. Joy Pansini says:

    What I want to be when I grow up? Happy.

  252. Karen says:

    Thank god the weekend is here !!!

  253. Danielle says:

    Mascara! If I had time for only one thing it would be to whip on some mascara. It makes me look so much more awake and less…. crabby? lol

  254. Krista says:

    Buttermilk pancakes with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top, and Log Cabin syrup….yum!

  255. Kayla says:

    I wear the wedding band that was my Dad’s everyday and always earrings and some bracelets at least.

  256. Whitney says:

    Tweeted you

    Have you ever tried E.L.F.’s Golden Bronzer? It’s my absolute fave and I buy them 3-4 at a time so I never run out!

  257. Christine says:

    Was cloudy and drizzly all day today, so we stayed in all day ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. Janet says:

    Hope that you have a great time on your trip :

  259. Nina T says:

    My best foundation match is still makeup forever! Recently I purchased hourglass and it’s just ok – better than most foundations but I am disappointed with the length of coverage. MUF takes me all through the day and into the evening. I need to touch up hourglass in about four hours.

  260. Krystle says:

    When I grow up I want to be an amazing Beauty Blogger like you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  261. I am not a morning person either, but aint nothing like a sneaky midday nap.

  262. jess says:

    loving reading ur beauty blogs after a long day

  263. Amy says:

    Ohhh, I wish I found a foundation that matches my skin perfectly! I’m really fair-skinned, so the majority of lines just don’t have anything that light. The worst was when I went into MAC, and one of the artists basically told me to go get a tan!

  264. Jean Clare says:

    I wish I wasn’t allergic to cats. I’d get my very own adorable Tabs.

  265. Stephanie says:

    I use airbrush foundation and none of the colors of the brand that I use match me completely, so I mix two. I like it that way better because I can easily adjust for a tan. When I’m not using airbrush, I use Bare Minerals and Fairly Light matches me exactly.

  266. Liz Ticona says:

    The product I can’t leave home without is my YSL concealer, when i apply it under eyes , it illuminates my face and makes my tired eyes look awake…which will certainly come in more handy once I have my baby boy in a few weeks with all those sleepless nights that are coming!

  267. Rie Maeda says:

    i love your blog-and tabs the cat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  268. Rachel B. says:

    Lovely weather. The family went for a looong walk. Starving afterwards, no surprise there.

  269. Melissa says:

    Man, wish i had gotten the UD BOS4 when it was on sale ๐Ÿ™ now I’m scouring the internet for a good deal

  270. Paula says:

    I used to use Bare Minerals foundation when I was younger & loved it. Now that I’m 41, I feel the powder type of foundation is much less flattering. I’m looking for something light & natural.

  271. Erica says:

    When i grow up i wanna be a cosmetologist/manicurist/makeup artist and i went into mac and they told me im like 1 or sumthing. I felt so white hahaha(:

  272. LIsaT says:

    Proffered breakfast carb-blueberry waffles

  273. Jeniie says:

    I have the most delicious vegan pancake recipe! I stumbled across it when I wanted pancakes one day but had no milk in the house! So yum.

  274. nekosan says:

    Blueberry pancakes!

  275. Christine Tucker says:

    I’ve recently found my foundation color for Maybelline FitMe, I’ve heard bad rumors but it isn’t bad…

  276. Megan says:

    Blueberry pancakes with more blueberries than pancake…only way to make them!

  277. Carolyn N. says:

    Now I want pancakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  278. Kate says:

    I wish I could find a foundation that would cover my rosy cheeks!

  279. Kate Williamson says:


  280. Ally says:

    I can not leave the house without my oyster girl lip gloss! And I love butter milk pancakes!

  281. Lori says:

    The only jewelry I wear is earrings. I have a computer job and wearing rings or bracelets while constantly typing drives me insane!

  282. Georgette says:

    Mmm…pancakes. I love all kinds!

  283. Brandy says:

    BLUEBERRY PANCAKES! And can’t live home without my angel lipstick!!!!!รฎโ‚ฌฦ’

  284. Leslie says:

    I could use that! I will need brushes for the Clarisonic that I bought yesterday.

  285. annie shebuski says:

    My Hubs and the boys went fishing so I spent the day cleaning and doing my nails. Love brand new polish.

  286. Step says:

    Pretty sure my high school lip color was chapstick.

  287. Nora says:

    I LOVE jewelry that sparkles ๐Ÿ™‚

  288. Jeena says:

    The recent heat has been making me pine for autumn and it’s crisp, cool weather!

  289. Keley West says:

    I still need a holy grail foundation ๐Ÿ™

  290. Crystal says:

    I never leave the house without lipstick since I’ve been trying to showcase my lips more often. Ironically, the more subdued MLBB colors rather than bright reds and pinks are the ones I wipe off more readily hoping nobody saw me wearing it.

  291. Jennifer says:

    Buttermilk pancakes, definitely.

  292. Christine says:

    It’s boring, but I never leave the house w/out my watch. It’s a pretty watch though :)!

  293. Lisa says:

    Oh…if I won I would have a tough time deciding between picking up that Smoked palette by UD, the Clarin’s sunscreen I need, or…NARS lipstick in Autumn Leave with some other goodie. It’s almost time for my monthly Sephora order too – i always pick up a tub of Josie’s Maran’s body lotion each month but try to time it with a good promotion or 100 point item…so this gift certificate would be stellar.

  294. AmyE says:

    I’ve found several foundations that match my skin exactly, but I just accidentally ordered the new YSL Touche Eclat one in the wrong shade. Grrrr.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  295. jess says:

    i love this website ๐Ÿ™‚

  296. Jenny says:

    Hey Karen! Happy Saturday! Yesterday, I was asked to write the welcome/introduction thing to my grad school’s student handbook for next year’s class. I honestly don’t know what to say… though I’m definitely sneaking some humor in there someplace. I think I’ll work on it tonight sitting outside on the patio with my flowers (I guess I’m a crazy plant lady?). Anyway, enjoy your weekend!

  297. Kelly says:

    Pick me T-Money pick me!

  298. Lisa K. says:

    A beautiful day in NYC!

  299. Kaley Jamnik says:

    I never take the jewelry out of the piercings in my ears!

  300. eRiN says:

    I have no fewer than 20 lip balms currently within my reach (seriously)!!

  301. lesleyk says:

    I never leave the house without earrings. I feel naked without ’em.

  302. Jacquelyn says:

    The beauty product that I cannot live without are MAC’s Tendertones! I reach for them everyday when my lips are in need of a good lip balm with a kick of SPF!

  303. Clara N. says:

    I would need foundation/concealer before I leave home to cover up the redness, but I wouldn’t say that I need it everyday…:^^

  304. Karen says:

    Had a fresh peach waffle for breakfast, no whipped cream. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  305. I feel naked without lip balm and I own way too many nail polishes.

  306. MelodyJ says:

    I love Whole Wheat Pancakes with maple syrup.


  307. Julie says:

    I cleaned out my bathroom today and found a few colors that I had forgotten about it. I have been searching the web for new lipstick colors that I can try. Just can’t get enought…Makeup obsessed!

  308. The jewellery item I wear the most is definitely my black-owl costume necklace that my sister-in-law bought me for Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks, Karen for this opportunity!
    Swatch And Learn recently posted … My Top 5 Favourite Purples

  309. Christine says:

    Loving my bourjois and gosh eyeliners from trip to Europe!

  310. Caroline says:

    I can never leave the house without lip balm or lip gloss.

  311. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! hope you have a safe trip and a nice visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  312. Bridget says:

    I LOOOOOVE Urban’s new Naked foundation!!!!!

  313. Leah says:

    I’m finally trying to get caught up on Dexter! I’m just finishing the season five finale. Soooo good!

  314. Suzi says:

    Hoping I win this time:)

  315. Bernice says:

    I cannot leave the house without sunscreen and lip balm!

  316. Myr says:

    I’ve been using Lorac Oh La Lace palette. It’s pretty awesome!

  317. virginie says:

    I discovered the Illamasqua skin base foundation, and I LOVE IT!

  318. cara says:

    I’m still on the search for a great foundation. I think I’ ve found a good one, it’s just that it’s a bit chalky. Still looking and trying!! So far, Guerlain is my favorite.

  319. Tricia says:

    Can’t remember the lippie I wore in high school, but I do remember my fragrance–Love’s Baby Soft!

  320. Joy says:

    Unfortunately, the only time I’ve found a foundation that matches perfect is during the summer when I’m tanned. It was a complete fluke and it only matched for about two days. Luckily, I really don’t wear foundation often so I don’t have to worry about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  321. Shena says:

    I’m loving MUFE’s Duo Mat powder foundation!! It’s my HG foundation!!!!

  322. Lauren says:

    The jewelry that I wear most often would definitely be my Kate Spade little black spade earrings. So simple, but lovely! I cannot leave the house without earrings ๐Ÿ™‚

  323. Madelynn says:

    Nars Sheer Glow in Deauville matches me so well.

  324. Neha says:

    Please Karen, make this Sephora gift card mine.. at least once.. I am travelling to India after 3 years and 2 kids and after 50 lbs of weight loss ..and I want to shop , shop & shop .. $50 is sure not enough , but will boost up my spirits further ๐Ÿ˜‰ .. Thanks

  325. Marisa Payne says:

    Blueberry pancakes!

  326. Comma F*cker says:

    I’m redoing my entire bathroom in order to access my makeup collection more efficiently. $100 buck at IKEA and it’s going to be amazing!

  327. Krithika says:

    I never thought blushes would work on dusky women till I saw you wearing NARS Amour….

  328. Tran says:

    I have yet to find a foundation that matches my skin perfectly ):

  329. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I didn’t wear makeup at all in high school! However, from high school until now, I’ve never EVER left home without lip balm. Dry, cracked lips are a no-no!

  330. nancy says:

    karen! i love these giveaways! and your mention of pancakes reminded me of breakfast–if you like french toast, you’ve gotta try fig jam and brie and slices of granny smith. divine!

  331. Lisa says:

    new manicurist chewed out my cuticles ๐Ÿ™

  332. I started wearing make-up when I was 14. & I taught myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  333. Ocia says:

    I need this gift card in my life! The best foundation that matches my skin perfectly is MAC’s Face and Body Foundation. I need this gift card to re-up on Chanel mascara. Pick me, please!

  334. Kumiko Mae says:

    i hope celebrating my blog bday gives me good luck!

  335. Katie says:

    Ah, the elusive foundation match. My current foundation provides a very close color match, but not close enough that I’d call it perfect. I have been and always will be on the hunt!

  336. Brenda says:

    Nope have not found the perfect foundation for me ๐Ÿ™ … Still searching for the right one. Can’t wait to see your review and swatches for the upcoming UD foundation!! ๐Ÿ™‚ and right now I am loving Korres pomegranate lip butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  337. Rae says:

    I honestly have yet to find my perfect foundation. I’m really interested in trying out the Laura Mercier BB Cream. I typically wear little face makeup, so the idea of something that improves my skin while I’m wearing it is certainly enticing!

  338. Alli Million says:

    Screw pancakes!! I had strawberry shortcake with extra creamy whip cream! ๐Ÿ™‚

  339. Allie says:

    Karen your blog has really fostered my love for makeup!

    Anyway, I really need to find a good mattifying foundation that WONT BREAK ME OUT……

  340. melanie says:

    I love bb creams!

  341. Andrea says:

    omg, karen i just got off work, and i was there 12-10! my feet are killing me!

  342. Kristy says:

    I can’t leave home without mascara. My stupid gold lashes just disappear without it!!

  343. Cristy says:

    I Can’t sleep with earrings, ring, necklace, and Tuesday it’s my B’Dayyyy!!!

  344. Amy says:

    I never leave home without at least 1 lip product, usually it’s whole purse full of them!

  345. Judy says:

    i can’t believe i haven’t had a watch for like 8 years now! It became pointless after i started just checking the time on my blackberry but now i’m starting to miss having a watch… thinking about picking up a fossil or michael kors watch… hmmmm

  346. Mandy says:

    I just got back from the movies! So tired!

  347. Jasmine says:

    I prefer waffles or stuffed french toast over pancakes!

  348. Sara says:

    hey karen! i saw your post on point reyes and it inspired me to check that area out because i haven’t been there since i was a little. i’m going to sculptured beach w/ my bf tomorrow and hoping to see some cool sea things in the tide pools. thanks for reminding me of this special place!!!

  349. Rachel says:

    Nope, I haven’t found a foundation yellow enough to match my skin tone perfectly. Boo
    Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rachel recently posted … Coastal Scents Classic Buffer Large Synthetic Brush Review

  350. Rozae says:

    Can’t wear foundation, but I found tinted moisturizer in my color, Nars & Becca are great!

  351. Christin says:

    Love your giveaways ๐Ÿ™‚

  352. Gina says:

    This mommy needs some new makeup!! My spare time used to be spent adding new items to my makeup collection, now my time is spent changing diapers and chasing around my toddlers. By the way any quick makeup tips for a busy mommy?!

  353. The shade of foundation I’ve found to match my skin PERFECTLY is Bobbi Brown’s Oil-Free compact (what I started out wearing) or Natural FInish Long Lasting Foundation (what I wear now) in Beige. The color is so perfect that even though the finish is not 100% to my liking (my face looks like I fell in a tub of grease just a few hours later), I still wear it. Luckily, she just released the new Long-Wear version, so I am ALL over that one!
    Becca @ The Beauty Sample recently posted … The Sample: NEW Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 68 Troublant Review & Swatches

  354. I can’t leave the house without my eyeliner!! i usually wear mac eye kohl in smolder. it’s amazing!!

  355. tweeted – Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  356. Stef says:

    The jewelry I wear the most is a pair of pearl stud earrings. I feel naked without them!

  357. Joy P. says:

    I love waffles with loads of whipped cream!

  358. Pancakes: plain & gluten-free; maybe a dollop of yogourt or a bit of maple syrup. ๐Ÿ˜› What can I say; I’ve got a soft spot for breakfast foods, but I like my pancakes classic!
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … When fresh flowers meet French braids (plus a light, translucent summer makeup look.)

  359. Shana says:

    My Bobbi Brown Skin is actually a perfect match. Surprising!

  360. Nicole says:

    I love mascara!

  361. Soo Jin says:

    My Sephora wish list is getting quite long so winning this week would be helpful.. haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  362. Vanessa says:

    It’s my sisters birthday today! Hoping for some wonderful weather ๐Ÿ˜€

  363. Ineke says:

    For the first day since the summer started it’s going to be a sunny day in Belgium. Let’s enjoy it because they say it’s only going to last for 4 days…
    I’m going for a bronze look today.

  364. Ashley says:

    Oh pick me! Last day of vacay!

  365. Nadia A. says:

    The foundations that match my skin perfectly are Nars Sheer Glow in Stromboli, Nars Sheer Matte in Stromboli, and Makeup Forever Matte Velvet + in #35.

  366. layla says:

    I HAD found the perfect foundation for me.. it was Loreal’s true match in shade W7 and it was absolutely perfect! It had the right amount of yellowness to match me.. but unfortunately, Loreal has repackaged/reformulated the foundation and the new W7 seems a little too pink for me now! argh.. back to the drawing board again!

  367. Safiya says:

    Love your blog and love Sephora so this is fun!!:) … The one beauty product I cannot leave the house without is my tinted moisturizer with SPF! On a daily basis when I don’t have too much time to do my make up I just use that with concealer under my eyes, a volumizing Mascara, tinted lip balm and a little bit of blush/bronzer:)

  368. Jennifer Burke says:

    In HS, I used to wear that dark liner/light lipstick combo!

  369. Madhu says:

    was looking for something and stumbled on your blog and this competition page and if i win it will be yeeeeeee

  370. Chunyi says:

    I swear, I have the hardest time finding a foundation that matches me perfectly. The best one I have is the MUFE MAT Velvet + and its still a bit darker than my natural shade. Also, its so hard to find a foundation that has strong yellow tones to match my Asian skin ๐Ÿ™

  371. miamitocali says:

    glad i got my ocean swim in yesterday… it’s already raining here! grrr, tropical summers!!!

  372. Rosa says:

    Hi Karen, I so want to try Dr. Jart’s black label detox BB cream!

  373. Sue C. says:

    I used to think blueberry pancakes were my favorite then Denny’s created the yummiest gingerbread pancakes last winter and now I have a new favorite (or at least a winter favorite).

  374. Maya says:

    pick me!

  375. Nicole says:

    I am pretty obsessed with the Marbella Permanent Eyeliner Pen, right now! I didn’t have it in high school… but I wish I did ๐Ÿ™‚

  376. Liz says:

    I can’t wait to have coffee

  377. Love the Dior leopard and the cover over the gloss is genius!!

  378. BeckBeck says:

    I’m still searching for a perfect foundation match…

  379. Nicolle says:

    I’ve really been loving the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream! It’s so lightweight and it really works well on my combination skin. I reviewed it on my YouTube channel if anyone is interested: Thanks for the giveaway Karen!


  380. Rene says:

    On the never ending quest to find the perfect mascara. So far I’m loving They’re Real by Benefit.

  381. Sound Tower says:

    My wife loves Sephora

  382. Jillian says:

    My one makeup item I don’t leave home without is my SPF powder. It helps cut grease and I like to reapply the SPF for protection!

  383. LauraA says:

    Buttermilk *and* fancy pancakes. Fixed that sentence. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Seriously, I hope you have a good road trip to Redding and time with the family, and thank you for another great giveaway opportunity Karen!

  384. Sarah says:

    Yes on the foundation! Make up forever really matches me perfectly. I love it!

  385. Ariana says:

    I think I need a 12 step program for my nail polish obsession. I sneak a peek at blogs all day, checking new collections and swatches. And I can’t leave a beauty or drugstore without a new bottle. The one brand I don’t have (and need): Sephora OPI ๐Ÿ˜‰

  386. Lili says:

    i want to be a lawyer.

  387. Savannah says:

    Today is my sister’s birthday, so we’re having a few people come over!

  388. Alexis D. says:

    I have had the hardest time with foundation i am so pale!! Unfortunately I don’t live near a MAC store, but one day I will find one so I can have a shade ๐Ÿ™‚ I just bought some foundation from Sephora. I use Makeup For Ever Studio HD Foundation 110 mixed with their primer #2 in mauve. I find that the shade works very well and the foundation feels great!

  389. Daniella says:

    I wear a pretty leather cuff my sister gave me quite often..and I won’t leave the house without lipgloss. I have like five in my purse!

  390. Kim says:

    I was really into Clinique’s butterscotch lipstick in high school.

  391. Dawn says:

    Not sure if I have found my HG foundation yet. I have combo skin and it seems like they all eventually melt off, even in the winter when my skin is drier! I’m still on the prowl for the perfect one….

  392. Karen Seipert says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs!

    In high school I usually wore Blistex on my lips most of the time. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Sephora gift card.

  393. Iwona says:

    MUFE hd foundationa in 127 is my perfect match! ilove it!

  394. Cassi Teague says:

    I think today will be a lazy day. I’ve been way exhausted this week. I bet you enjoy reading the random things people put on here. Lol.

  395. Gail says:

    Raining here – just watched True Blood – This year is seems a little strange
    but I still watch every week.

  396. Hannah says:

    Buttermilk pancakes FTW.

  397. Ann says:

    I wear a pair of jade earrings inherited from my sister more than anything else.

  398. Liz says:

    I wore no makeup at all in high school. ๐Ÿ™‚

  399. Michelle A says:

    I have yet to find a foundation that matches my skin. I’ve tried so many brands and still no match. I must have a weird skin color ๐Ÿ™

  400. Sunita Magar says:

    ME ME ME ME! Not me-obsessed, but I would like a Clarisonic Mia! ~~
    Thank you.!

  401. Justine says:

    I’m still looking for a foundation that matches my skin perfectly. My favorite lip color is red. I never leave home without lip balm.

  402. Sandy says:

    I was at IMATS in Vancouver yesterday! Bought my first NYX cosmetics to try out and several brushes….

  403. Elisa says:

    I can’t leave home with out my UD wallfower lipgloss.. it is an absolute must in anywhere I go.

  404. Emily says:

    No way!!! I live in Redding! My husbands family is from San Mateo!

  405. I love Sephora lipstick and would like to try some of their moisturizers.

  406. Lily says:

    watching Mrs. Doubtfire on a sunday is a winnnn!!!!

  407. April says:

    I always wear earrings. My ears have been pierced since I was a baby.

  408. nuriz says:

    nope,i have not found a foundation that matches my skin perfectly,ever..
    i usually shop online,swatches can be misleading though.
    and….if i go get matched by the girls in the dept store,i will look great only when i’m in the store,mostly because of the lightning!

  409. Leanne says:

    If I win this, I think I might try a BB cream. I always stick to minerals, but the BB’s are tempting.

  410. Maca says:

    Eating nutella with a spoon, in my jammies.

  411. Maria says:

    I finally caved (after a year) and bought the Fluoron liqui-gel stain from Beaute. I am SO excited to finally try it!

  412. meghan says:

    My favorite lip products in high school probably all had glitter in them; silver glitter lipstick, lip gloss with iridescent glitter…if it sparkled I wanted it! It was the late 90’s/early 00’s, what can I say?

  413. Alyza H says:

    This would be so awesome, there are so many staples that I need to pick up before I leave for college next month!

  414. Darlene says:

    Banana Panckes for Sunday breakfast..Yummy!

  415. Jenn says:

    Headed towards the MAC counter yesterday after work and had my makeup done! Got my foundation matched & turns out I’ve tanned a shade darker ๐Ÿ™‚

  416. Danielle says:

    Guess who needs to stop skipping sunscreen? This chick.

  417. Nicole says:

    I love your Dior jungle fotd! I don’t know if it matches *perfectly* but right now I’m loving Chanel perfection lumiere.

  418. Melodyy says:

    It’s extremely hard for me to find a foundation that matches my skin perfectly. There are powders that do though, which is pretty good for me.

  419. Trixie says:

    Mac Studio fix powder in NC 20 is a perfect match for me and i especially love it applied over Prep and Prime skin. My face stays mostly oil free for hours even in 90 degree heat. And i love that the studio fix can be applied lightly for sheer coverage or built up to create a flawless matte finish.

  420. Jeniel says:

    I loveeeeeeee the 217 brush!!

  421. Kasey says:

    Next time I make a Sephora trip, I think I am going to try out Tarte’s foundation. So many people have told me they love it!

  422. irini says:

    I am trying to figure out make up ways to make my face look more symmetrical

  423. Jennifer says:

    I love cats! It is my dream to one day own a Scottish Fold breed. They are soooo adorable! As for foundation, I have never found a perfect match as they are usually too pink or too yellow. I really am a neutral.

  424. Emily says:

    I really love homemade buttermilk pancakes.

  425. pam says:

    i had my eyes threaded for the first time this past week and i love it!!!

  426. Phoebe says:

    would love to try out some new products for when school starts up again! getting them from sephora would be a great way to get me to want to go back to school! thanks for the giveaway!

  427. Lydia says:

    i have not yet found a foundation that matches my skin perfectly.

  428. Lotte says:

    would love to win this for my daughter because she’s so beauty obsessed! love your blog!

  429. Lisa B. says:

    What’s a fancy pancake? I like Strawberry crepes I lot…I’ve never found a foundation that matches me perfectly, so I go for sheer ones that don’t show up anyway.

  430. Amy says:

    I recently found out I’m lactose intolerant, and promptly rushed to Costco to buy a bunch of lactase pills. Unfortunately, they can’t completely solve my problems, but for cheese, I’m willing to put up with some discomfort!

  431. Nini says:

    I recently purchased a few NYX matte lip creams to start branching out with colors on my lips and they’re amazing!

  432. Amy says:

    Hope I win!

  433. Verena says:

    Hi Karen,
    I never found a foundation that is perfect for my skin, neither colorwise nor texturewise, boo! I just wear my tiny earrings that my good friend brought me from India everyday, I never take them off and I’d cry a river if I ever lose them…
    Pancakes? I love the ones my Mom makes, we here in Germany prepare them in a different way and my Mom just makes the yummiest ones ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS: I really love your blog!

  434. sara says:

    Tabs is such a pretty kitty : )

  435. Katherine says:

    Pancakes: blueberry or pumpkin (so I can pretend I’m being healthy).

  436. Tatiana says:

    I want to bay a bb cream!

  437. aradhana says:

    my high school lip colour was revlon toast of new york…clinique black honey for special occasions, or revlon blackberry….life was simpler then….;)

  438. Ester says:

    Still struggling to find my perfect summer foundation. :/ I hate summer for this reason! My mom actually pulled me aside at a family dinner to express her concern over my too light foundation color. The next day I ran to Nordstrom, and the MAC associate recommended me to just use a darker powder. I ended up with a powder that made me look like an oompa loompa..which reminds me, I still need to return that. The quest continues…

  439. kimkats says:

    yo T-Money and K-Dawg!!! It’s so blazing hot here I’d use that $50 to buy something really cooooooolllllllllllll…….

  440. Amy says:

    I’d love to try the new Urban Decay foundation!
    The brush looks great, too.

  441. Tina says:

    So excited to find out OCC lip tars will be selling at Sephora!

  442. Monica says:

    My current foundation that I love is by Clinique and it’s the Perfectly Real Foundation. It’s a tad bit dark but it’s definetly workable. I used it with lotion to make a tinted moisturizer sometimes.

  443. KaylaK says:

    I could use a Sephora pick-me-up, I broke up with my boyfriend of 5 years this weekend ๐Ÿ™

  444. Dovey says:

    In the winter, NARS Sheer Glow has a perfect match for me. Love it! Too bad it’s summer… ๐Ÿ˜›

  445. Shannon says:

    I want to try the Carol’s Daughter Monoi line for my hair . . . it’s supposed to work wonders.

  446. Phyrra says:

    For years I wore the wrong color of foundation in MAC Studio Fix (NW15).

    I didn’t find my first perfect foundation match until 2008. Before then, everything was too dark. My first perfect match was Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss foundation in the color Inquisitive Siamese. I eventually found a perfect match in NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia. More recently, I’ve found an excellent match in Urban Decay Naked Skin in .5, and I absolutely love Illamasqua Skin Base in 2.
    Phyrra recently posted … Comment on Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup Swatches by Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup July 22, 2012 |

  447. Diane Baum says:

    I’m wearing a Mickey Mouse watch, diamond stud earrings and my wedding ring-not exactly Ms Fashion Plate huh? Have a good one!

  448. HT says:

    Third time’ s the charm! Hopefully my post goes through this time. Hope you are having a great Sunday!

  449. Liz! says:

    I am so in love with Boscia’s new BB Cream. I’ve never tried a real BB Cream so I’m not sure how it compares to Asian standards but it feels like a dream on my skin during the summertime!

  450. kalcedon says:

    I’ve worn the heck out of my Labello (I guess Nivea in the US) pearly shine lipbalm… it’s just a nice cool but toned down, kind of grayish/mauvish pearly color… on my lips, though, other people claim it’s too frosty on them… not on me :D.

  451. Krista says:

    Amazing Cosmetics has a great concealer for under the eyes and blemishes!

  452. christine says:

    I wear MUFE face and body because I’m scared of other foundations breaking me out. And yeah, blueberry pancakes sound good!

  453. Mary says:

    I can’t remember the name of the lip color I wore all the time in high school, only that it was this deep, saturated berry gloss that looked fantastic (not) against my approximately NW10 skin. If I’d been a goth maybe it would have been okay, but I dressed like a total hippie. Oh, high school me. What were you thinking?

  454. Mandy says:

    I’ve been on a three month “vacation” (aka no job) and am just trying to figure out the next step.

  455. lovebugpugs says:

    Anyone have a good recipe for gluten free pancakes?

  456. Vanessa says:

    I have a gold necklace with a gold octagon of good luck from my mother, a gold circular pendant of the year of my birth from my grandmother, and a garnet from my love.

  457. Angela says:

    I didn’t get any sleep last night. My El Hubs was sawing some serious logs. If he does the same tonight, there won’t be enough concealer in the world to cover up my dark circles!

  458. Angela says:

    My husband was sawing some serious logs last night. If he does the same tonight, there won’t be enough concealer in the world to cover up my dark circles!

  459. Deirdre says:

    I am sitting in my arm chair daydreaming about some new Tarte concealer, because my current Tarte one has just dispensed its last drop. Thanks for the opportunity to win. XO

  460. Jessica says:

    I like my pancakes hippy-style: buckwheat with nuts and maple syrup.

  461. Ruchita says:

    I love my Makeup Forever HD foundation!

  462. Christine says:

    I wish this weekend didn’t have to end so quickly!

  463. Julia says:

    I think I’m ready for a nap on this lazy Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

  464. Julia says:

    My favorite jewelry pieces are a few necklaces that my husband has bought for me. I love getting those pretty blue boxes!

  465. Brooke says:

    I can’t leave the house without my Pacifica Lip Quenches. Love the colors, smells, and how moisturizing they are.

  466. Abbi says:

    I was I’m the middle of getting dolled up when my BF fell and I found him on the floor not responding, so I called 911 and here I sit in the hospital entering this contest, gotta occupy myself!!

  467. Taryn says:

    In high school I wore a lip smackers gloss in pink lemonade a lot. It smelled so good and I loved the light pink sparkle. I’m tempted to go out and see if it’s still carried in stores. Wearing it would be quite a trip down memory lane!

  468. Andrea says:

    I always wear the charm bracelet my boyfriend got me for Mother’s Day while he was deployed. He had to work together with my mom to get it. It meant a lot. Even though he was gone, he was still able to make it feel like he was home.

  469. Alexis says:

    I just turned 22 and this would be the perfect birthday present! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  470. Nobu says:

    It’s my birthday today! Turned 26. I thought I’d have my life figured out by 26 but that’s not really the case. But I’m starting to think that’s okay and we don’t have to have everything figured out in our lives ๐Ÿ™‚

  471. jean says:

    why is socal suddenly so humid??!

  472. Karen says:

    I like this blog, but I’m largely biased because my name is also Karen.

  473. Samantha says:

    Hi Karen! I just discovered your blog about a month ago and have been obsessed and on it nonstop! Lolz! I’m going to be in a lot of trouble when I go back to uni! Anyways thanks for doing what you do…I don’t think I’ll ever buy another makeup product, before consulting your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  474. Marjie says:

    I love your Kate Spade bird bag, so adorable!

  475. Jocelyn H says:

    Happy Summmer! Thanks for the giveaway1

  476. VJ M. says:

    I have foundations that I like, but I still have not found the one that makes me want to sing.

  477. Aubrey says:

    My favorite piece of jewelry is a pair of pink pearls my dad gave to me!

  478. Tania says:

    My fav pancakes are the Pecan Pancakes from Cracker Barrell. When I have regular ones they gotta have peanut butter and syrup!!

  479. nou xiong says:

    i have never found a foundation that is the perfect match for me… but i do love that bb creams match my skin color…

  480. sweeks1980 says:

    I love pancakes! Depending on my mood, I might go fancy, but plain buttermilk pancakes are always a good bet too ๐Ÿ™‚

  481. Stacie says:

    I always wear a charm bracelet.

  482. Jennifer says:

    I love a plain waffle wiTh syrup and butter!

  483. Alicia says:

    Nothing makes me happier than cuddling with my dogs! On my lap right now while I troll your website. (:

  484. CK says:

    I like french toast!

  485. Elka Bolhafner says:

    I read this last night but was on the road. Coincidentally I do happen to have a yesterday uber fabby make-up find. As many other women, finding the perfect foundation is a difficulty but I think my woes have been solved. I was in Chicago visiting my sister and went to the Pro Store at Lincoln Park neighborhood. Being a latina I have olive skin but am very fair resisting tanning and wearing SPF religiously {on my face at least} but my fathers half is fair haired blondes with pink tones so there ya go both warm and cool toned~ neutral. Did you know that MAC now makes something called matchmaker that is supposedly pigment in a clear emulsion? Of course you do since you blogged about it. Seriously my skin perfected. I am so super duper happy. Although… re-reading your review I am not tempted to check out the Chanel. Eek! Color me matchmaker 1.0 … that is light o.0

  486. LE says:

    Your rock!

  487. jane says:

    Make up for ever hd!!

  488. Sarah says:

    It would make my day to win the $50 Sephora card! I’m in love with that store. I’ve really been wanting to try some Lavanilla and Makeup Forever products. Love your blog!

  489. Chrissy says:

    I need nailpolish!!!! 50 bottles isn’t enough!

  490. Monica M says:

    Have a great week

  491. Jesselyn says:

    I can’t wait for summer!!!

  492. Emily says:

    I am currently watching The Bachelorette. And I love your blog Karen! Thanks!
    Emily recently posted … CND Electric Orange and Emerald Shimmer

  493. Candi says:

    have you tried the red velvet pancakes from ihop? soooo yummy

  494. Edith says:

    Karen, my current addiction is ginger snaps with vanilla bean ice cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

  495. kirsten says:

    i went to a wedding yesterday! so much yummy food except no pancakes…. ๐Ÿ™

  496. indoorkitty says:

    Hi Karen and T-dawg,

    omg, do I struggle with foundation matching. Everything I’ve got is a little close but not entirely perfect. Some of my favorites are the Nars TM in St. Moritz (just a teensy bit too yellow), a Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in Beige 40 (a bit too white), MAC Face and Body in C4 (I can’t seem to apply it right these days) and MAC Matchmaster in 3.0 (a bit too perfect looking; I think it’s too opaque for what I like). There’s a really great shade of Tarte Smooth Operator I recently tried out (I think it’s Shade 14); I’ve recently obtained the full size of it (it’s in the mail, however…), and I think that one might just be absolutely perfect. Please cross your fingers and er paws for me!


  497. Elaine Larson says:

    Karen you are a woman after my own heart. I saw the photo and list of your items to take on a weekend trip and I had to laugh. It always amazes every one but me on the number of products that are necessary. ๐Ÿ™‚

  498. Patty says:

    I’m a college senior who’s planning on moving in with (and marrying, at some point) my boyfriend, who just moved to California for work. I went to brunch with my parents today, and when my mom asked if my BF and I have plans for the future, I told them our plans. Bear in mind, I have somewhat overbearing South American parents who made life really difficult for me when I was younger, so imagine my shock when they suggested that I move directly in with him post-graduation. Shocked and so, so happy that they finally consider me an adult who’s capable of making her own decisions without consulting them first. (I’m 24 and this is the first time in life I’ve felt this much trust from them.) I think they’re just excited that one of their children is potentially going to give them grand-babies in the near future, since my older brother is still searching on that front.

  499. Lorraine ER says:

    Hey Karen, hope you had an awesome weekend!
    It would make my week if I win!

  500. Nikki says:

    Today is my first day without my aunts cat that I was babysitting for 2 months while she was in another country! I grew really attached and I miss her like crazy… They took her back home when they got back from their trip, atleast I can still visit, but I definitely miss her!!!!
    Nikki recently posted … Butter London Teddy Girl Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  501. Lors says:

    I’ve been searching for my perfect color match for foundation for over a decade. Its like everything I get matched to is off somehow…would love to win so I can continue on my foundation hunt!

  502. claire says:

    I know you’ve posted a lot about the NARS tinted moisturizer. I’ve found my perfect match in Finland. I’m usually too pasty for any other makeup. Well done, NARS ๐Ÿ™‚

  503. Winn says:

    Making a break from my Sunday night reality TV ritual with my mom to enter the giveaway!

  504. Jeanine OUry says:

    I recently purchased Jemma Kidd Light as Air FOundation and love the finish it gives my skin but hate that it is so much darker than what I expected. I may try to buy a different color or just a different brand…any suggestions? Also, I would love to win!

  505. tete says:

    i love sundays!!!!!!!!!!!!

  506. Sunny says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  507. Victoria says:

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  508. Jennifer says:

    I wore some heinous color clothing and makeup in Jr. High…OMG. I looked back at some pictures. I also teased my bangs up in a big bear claw looking thing on my head. Thanks for another giveaway contest!

  509. Taylar says:

    I wish I could pull off purple lipstick. I’m super fair skinned & I see all these lovely ladies looking fab in purple lipstick & it tempts me to go out & buy one for myself! Maybe just to dress up with at home… Haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  510. Christy says:

    I currently have a different polish color on each nail as I had a swatch fest last night ๐Ÿ™‚
    Christy recently posted … July 2012 Birchbox Review

  511. Hazel says:

    Learned a lot in the past week. And I need to curb my eBay addiction. But other than that, it’s all good. Hiya, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  512. Marilyn Gonzalez says:

    I never wore lipstick or ANY form of makeup in high school!!!!

  513. Michelle says:

    I can’t leave home without lipgloss. I panic a little bit just thinking about it.

  514. Emily says:

    I can’t live without my Naked palette, I love it. I’ve never won anything in my life! More than anything, I just wish I wasn’t sick anymore.

  515. Marivel says:

    Save me from Monday!

  516. VictoriaJane says:

    Just got home from a one-day round trip to the beach! Exhausting! Can’t ever leave home without at least two different types of sunscreen. Today it was three ๐Ÿ™‚ had to have the spray-on stuff, too.

  517. Alex says:

    IM FREAKIN OUT, KAREN!.. FREAKIN OUT! OCC IS COMING TO SEPHORA IN SEPTEMBER (my birthday month!). Ohkay.. I’m sorry for screaming. But I’m seriously FREAKIN out.
    Pimpin aint slick and they ain’t say nothin. A hundred of y’all suckas can’t tell me nothin. I beez in the trap beez beez in the trap.. Lol, jk. I don’t beez in the trap. My mother would kill me(:

  518. Jessica says:

    Chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries so good!

  519. Vanessa A. says:

    I just saw “The Amazing Spiderman” and fell in love with Emma Stone’s “Gwen Stacey” look. It’s so fresh and innocent and beautiful. I went to Sephora and purchased the Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin’ Watermelon. Looks pretty close to what I saw on Emma Stone in the movie. I need the gift card so I can complete the rest of her look! Ha!

  520. Sherice says:

    I’m probably the latest poster but I’m a loyal follower and I hope I win! Have a great Monday Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  521. Alison says:

    I am currently struggling with what to do about my foundation routine. Do I keep the same one or go through the process of testing out new ones!

  522. Bonnie says:

    I can’t live without lip balm of some sort!

  523. Amanda says:

    I love banana pancakes. Yum!

  524. Kelly says:

    The jewellery I wear most often is a metal wrap and turquoise necklace that I purchased from an artisan in Buenos Aires. It so pretty, I wish I’d gotten another one!
    Thanks for the contest ๐Ÿ™‚ it would be awesome if I won as Saturday night I backed my dads car into another car and the damage is going to cost me over $1000. Won’t be buying any makeup for a while!

  525. Becca says:

    My cat Hammy is almost as beautiful as Tabs. Tabs is quite the ladies’ cat.

  526. Lindsay says:

    I was supposed to be doing something today, but i decided to read your website instead! ๐Ÿ™‚

  527. Janet says:

    I really love Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua because it blends into my skin so well!

  528. steph b says:

    I’ve worn the same pair of freshwater pearl studs wrapped in silver nearly every day for the past ten years.

  529. Kristie says:

    I’m really liking Skin79’s Super+ BB Triple Function (Hot Pink container) this summer.

  530. Juliana says:

    Great giveaway! I hope I win!

  531. BB says:

    What makes a fancy pancake?

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