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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Clara! Congratulations, Clara”>click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

What’s your stance on cake for breakfast? I’m sitting here with a half a sheet of chocolate cake in front of me (leftover from a birthday party El Hub’s coworkers threw him), and truth be told, it looks a lot tastier than my usual gruel (aka oatmeal with almond milk).


It’s one of those talking cakes… You know the ones. This one is saying, “Ooh, Karen! Chocolate cake is the breakfast of champions!”

LOL! Weรขโ‚ฌโ„ขll see how long my willpower lasts. I’m guessing about another five minutes, or until the coffee finishes brewing, whichever comes first.

And speaking of coffee, do you ever have coffee after dinner? I wish, WISH I could, but it would keep me up at night. If I have anything caffeinated after dinner, it’s straight to Insomnia Land for me.

Oh, but coffee with dessert is so divine, isn’t it?

Well, I guess that settles it. I’m having cake and coffee for breakfast today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Would you like a piece? Enter this weekend’s Sephora eCard giveaway, and I’ll go get you a slice.

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, what’s your favorite dessert? Do you wear different makeup on the weekends than you do during the week? Are you naturally athletic? Have you ever known an Olympic athlete? What are your favorite Olympic events? Do you prefer cake or pie? — 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 29, 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 Clara! Congratulations, Clara”>click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Chelsey says:

    Mmmmm cake. I love chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so yummy!!!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I could eat my weight in peanut butter every day, if given the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Chelsea says:

    Karen, if you could travel back in time, which era would you most want to visit?
    Me? Probably 14th century Italy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. hazakaza says:

    Weirdly, my makeup is LESS crazy during the weekend than it is during the week–sometimes I spend the whole day puttering around the house (working on various projects, cleaning, cooking for the week) so some weekend days I don’t even bother!

    And my favorite dessert right now is this glorious plum upside down cake recipe I found. YUM.

  5. Nivedita says:

    Hey! Count me in Karen. Today I was watching a youtube video and something funny made me laugh and I actually thought of Tabs. trust me, I’m not making it up. The beauty guru was doing her makeup and her cat at the back, was sitting next to a mirror and very carefully and gravely licking on her makeup brushes!!! I couldn’t stop laughing at how serious the cat looked!!!
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  6. Nina Van Jacob says:

    I love ice cream, especially double fudge brownie:)

  7. Christina says:

    I’m still on the search for the perfect tinted moisturizer…

  8. Woke up to surprise!cupcakes this morning, which are (of course), the best kind. ๐Ÿ˜› Great way to start a weekend!
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  9. Sadie says:

    ‘malty mystery’ ice cream from an amazing brand in Cornwall called Kelly’s….it has whole maltesers in it!

  10. Kayla says:

    Would love a new naked lip product from urban decay!

  11. Krista says:

    1 Cake
    2 Ice Cream
    3 Cookies
    4 Pie


  12. Moon Kruska says:

    I watched the opening ceremony last night. Some parts are really good and some are really weird…

  13. Andrea says:

    i’m headed off to work!

  14. Chanelle says:

    I’m allergic to cake ๐Ÿ™ Well, to gluten, sugar, and all milk products including milk chocolate. I liked it back in the day, though

  15. Ashley says:

    I love dessert for breakfast! The calories don’t seem so bad if they’re replacing a meal…

  16. Xero says:

    Mmm, cake…I don’t have any right now but I think I’ll eat some Nutella on bread.

  17. Sarah says:

    Give tabs a pat pat from me!

  18. melissa says:

    Hi Karen! Have you tried anything from the natural collection from bareminerals? I really want the shadow quad “the happy place”

  19. Faiza says:

    You can always try some decaf coffee and cake at night. There are always ways around to eat some cake ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

  20. Claire says:

    I watched the Olympics last night while eating a giant pizza with my future hubby.

  21. Zoey says:

    I prefer pie.

  22. Prachi Shah says:

    Having a good weekend !! Will it get better with this gift card ??

  23. Denise says:

    I love having supposedly “bad” foods for breakfast. Why not start the day with the best tasting food ever? Protein schmotein. I think chocolate and sugar are two of the most important food groups.

  24. marisol says:

    PB w/ roasted flaxseed, banana & oatmeal makes for a delicious breakfast.

  25. Taylor says:

    I volunteer for special olmpics!!!

  26. Julie Greenwood says:

    My daughter’s swim club sent roughly 18 swimmers to Olympic trials this year. My 10 year old is sure she’s going for the gold in 2020.

  27. Jennifer says:

    Oh oh oh! My sister is an Olympic athlete and this would go a long ways in helping her chlorine-damaged hair and skin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Joyce says:

    I love eating puff pastries and cake, while I drink coffee. It feels so relaxing! Also, I can’t wait for fall when it gets chilly and nice. I’m getting tired of this summer heat.
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  29. chelsfofo says:

    Hola Karen,

    Thanks so much for always being so generous and sharing with your readers, I super appreciate it!!!! If ever you need us to click something or help support you back please let us know. Makeupandbeautyblog Fighting!

    Chelsfofo =)

  30. Siobhan says:

    I had

  31. Siobhan says:

    I had peanut butter Oreo and nutella gelato for lunch yesterday, so I’m definitely not going to judge. I think my favorite dessert might be cheesecake or peanut butter pie. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. leslie nunez says:

    I would love to win this thanks

  33. Frances Erickson says:

    I love chocolate cake!

  34. nabel says:

    I prefer pie!

  35. Abby says:

    Ice cream. Any and all ice cream!

  36. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Does new makeup count as ‘required’ school supplies? My college-bound daughter (& myself) believe so, but my husband isn’t buying our reasoning…

  37. LauraA says:

    Coffee and cake is an unbeatable breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, and have a wonderful weekend.

  38. Kristen says:

    I would LOVE a piece of chocolate cake right about now!!

  39. lauren says:

    i have a natural eye look for work and another basic golden eye look for night time which i switch up depending on where i am going

  40. VictoriaJane says:

    Mmmmmm pie for breakfast is good! We do that around the holidays. How different is apple pie than apple streudel or turnovers, really? Therefore, legitimate breakfast food.

  41. Melody says:

    Love the idea of cake for breakfast!

  42. Michelle L says:

    I need new lip gloss!

  43. kristina says:

    I’m still laughing at Mr. Bean’s one note samba on the keyboards during last nights’ Olympic opening ceremonies. LOL

  44. Jody says:

    My favorite dessert is cheesecake.

  45. Nancy says:

    Pie, always pie

  46. Julia says:

    I loved the Olympic’s opening ceremony last night. Unfortunately I couldn’t finish watching because I had to get up early for work this morning.

  47. Rachel says:

    For years, my fave dessert was strawberry shortcake. I still love it, but I was introduced to the most amazing creme brulee at a local place and OMG now I dream about it!!! *drooling*

  48. Carolyn N. says:

    I love desserts. Not too picky about what it is!

  49. Carina says:

    I love Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream. Its my favorite ice cream besides cookies n cream

  50. Amie F says:

    I am a cake person, not so much a pie person…

  51. jess says:

    great blog posts today

  52. Sara says:

    cake over pie any day- I hate the crust

  53. Lydia says:

    My favorite dessert is chocolate gelato.

  54. Crickett says:

    My husband once had a co-worker who insisted that having cake for breakfast was just like having a frosted muffin.

  55. Marian Humin says:

    My weekend makeup is usually more elaborate than it is during the week because I am more prone to go out in the evening then. Lately, I’ve even been throwing on a pair of lashes!

  56. Lisa K. says:

    My husband is a pastry chef. Needless to say, I love all manner of sweets!
    If only they had no calories…

  57. Tina says:

    It’s a lovely day outside!

  58. Ashley Miller says:

    I wear more bold makeup on the weekend at night, but not during the day

  59. Eve says:

    Dessert for breakfast is definitely a necessity if it’s in the house, especially on a Saturday!

  60. I can’t wait for yet another primadonna Tabs post this weekend! But hey, Tabs is already featured here and it seems he agrees with me on the no-to-cake-for-bfast rule!

  61. JE says:

    Love anything chocolate…like brownies, yum!

  62. Kathryn says:

    About to start first week of emergency overnights as part of my veterinary intership, I wish I liked coffee!

  63. kelly m says:

    cherry pie is my favorite!

  64. Brooke LeMaster says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new perfume Miss Charming by Juliette has a Gun!

  65. Bethany says:

    Chocolate birthday cake with white icing……yes please!

  66. Nina says:

    favorite dessert is definitely tiramisu.

  67. Christina says:

    I usually wear a little less makeup on Saturday, when I am just hanging around my family and hubby, but on Sunday I wear a little bit more for church!

    Ice cream is my favorite! Especially the peanut butter kind….yum!

  68. I have REALLY been craving cofffee cake since last night for some weird reason (I don’t think I’ve ever had a specific craving for coffee cake before). Now your post is making my tummy growl :/ Maybe I’ll swing through Starbucks and grab some coffee and coffee cake. Yummm…..

  69. jane says:

    i just had some talenti gelato in Mediterranean Mint. SO GOOD

  70. Rachel B. says:

    I’d love some cake and coffee too! I agree! You absolutely cannot have cake without coffee! Ditto, coffee after dinner keeps up later than usual. Decaf is my answer to my coffee (after dinner) fix.

  71. mrsshukra says:

    Missed Olympics opening ceremony last night!

  72. Mandy says:

    Staying home after dental surgery.

  73. Justine says:

    I recorded the Olympics opening ceremony and will be watching it in bits and pieces.

  74. Paula says:

    Loving the Olympics! Go USA!!!

  75. Soraida Henne says:

    Awesome opportunity! And during fasting month it’s a little tough not being able to munch on many sweets…well, not until sundown I mean ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. Gala says:


  77. Coffee and cake is the breakfast of champions! I completely crash mid-day and fall sound asleep, but it’s entirely worth it to start my day with my two favorite food groups – caffeine and chocolate:)
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  78. Clara N. says:

    I prefer cake, because I don’t really like pie fillings… ^^;

  79. Diahonia says:

    My favorite dessert is Tiramisu but it has to be done right. I’m very picky lol

  80. Y. says:

    I do makeup on weekends:) I like anything with apples!

  81. Emma says:

    I’ll watch any Olympic sport! Except basketball.

  82. Mush says:

    Great ideas are always at the Beauty Blog!

  83. Ester says:

    I definitely support cake for breakfast! This morning, I had ice cream for breakfast..mmmmmmm

  84. Sady says:

    I’m not a pie person at all….and I only occasionally like cake.
    Happy Saturday!!!!

  85. Sunita Magar says:

    Wow, I’m commenting on this post after looking at a website selling cakes. I was helping a friend decide on a cake to be delivered to her bf’s doorsteps.!

  86. Lulu says:

    Omgosh ahha I had cake for breakfast for a month after my sister’s birthday… it was one of those ginormous costco cakes haha

  87. irini says:

    I am watching the Olympics ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. quimerula says:

    I am totally going to spend it to get some NARS!

    P.D.: Azazel (black, white medallion on chest) sends his kind regards to Tabs.

  89. Abby says:

    I love all desserts, especially those with chocolate. Though any kind of torte with nuts (ie Viennese Walnut Torte with cheesecake filling, or hazelnut torte with buttercream) would e a super close 2nd!. Also, women’s gymnastics is the most exciting to watch ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. PS says:

    Happy Saturday! Red velvet cake please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Amanda says:

    SO excited for the Olympics. It’s really one of the few times that I’m super interested in sports.

  92. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    Looking forward to watch the games too!

  93. Cat says:

    I’d much rather have some eggs and bacon for breakfast… mmmm

  94. Hohe says:

    I’m all for having cake for breakfast. Have a great weekend!

  95. Wendy says:

    wow Ryan Lochte’s body is amazing!

  96. Amy Chamberlain says:

    Just made Banana Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Yumm!! Always save room for desert!!!!

  97. Lauren says:

    Cake with buttercream icing. Omg I could eat it all day everyday forever. SO HUNGRY FOR IT NOW!

  98. Lindsey says:

    blegh, the Olympics opening this year was a bore, I was not into it at all

  99. Wiebke says:

    I agree with you on coffee after dinner!

    But every time I am having a cup of coffee after 4 pm it is gonna come back to haunt me at night. I am lying in bed and my heart will start racing like craaaazy!!!

  100. Pam says:

    I like all dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Rene Groyer says:

    I love creme brulee and even make my own now with blowtorch and all to caramelize the sugar.
    Its great fun !

  102. Lynn says:

    I love custards typed desserts,bread pudding, and rich creamy ice creams!

  103. Vnssa906 says:

    Yum cake! I’ve been craving some carrot cake from Anne’s bakery, but the calorie count supresses the thoughts lol

  104. Justine says:

    Wow if I wasn’t craving cake before, I sure am now! Especially chocolate cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. ashleigh says:

    I love no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

  106. Mary says:

    My favorite olympic event is curling! Especially since last years Norwegian team had those AWESOME pants.

  107. Amanda says:

    LOVED the Mr. Bean bit in the Opening Ceremonies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. Christine says:

    Karen I just did a semester abroad in a South American country where eating cake for breakfast was 100% accepted & normal :D. Needless to say, I wanted to stay forever. So eat the cake & if anyone asks just say you’re cultured :P.

  109. Jones says:

    Oh man, chocolate cake sounds awesome right now. Lately I’ve been liking these ‘snickerdoodle’ shakes with bananas, peanut butter and cinnamon. Tastes like snickerdoodle dough!

  110. Brandee C. says:

    I would love to buy that nars tinted moisturizer if I win!!!

  111. Christy O says:

    I need to stop buying Almondictives from Trader Joes. Even when I have zero interest in eating I’ll eat a bunch.

  112. Stef Smith says:

    I wish I could drink caffeine at night too, but unless I want to go to bed at 2am, it’s off limits! I had two cups of coffee this morning, and I was bouncing off the walls.

  113. Katherine says:

    This might be cheating, but my favorite cake is cheesecake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. Tiffanie says:

    Chocolate cake, coffee and Sephora – some of my favorite things.

  115. Christin says:

    Work tomorrow.. dont like ๐Ÿ™

  116. Cake for breakfast? Not for me. I’m not a big cake fan to begin with, so I’ll just stick to what I usually have: yoghurt, cereal and a sandwich. I do like chocolate cake though, yum!
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  117. AmyD says:

    birthday cake for b-fast, birthday cake for lunch, birthday cake for dinner. happy amy!

  118. That picture with the unicorn is beautiful. I just had cake for lunch…lol

  119. bruna louise says:

    I met a few olympic gymnasts from Brazil! =)

  120. Quinctia says:

    I think I prefer cheesecake over cake OR pie, but I love love love frosting, so I’m pretty fond of cake as a “holder” for frosting, haha!

  121. mmmmmm, cake and coffee….awesome…

  122. Grace says:

    My favorite Olympic events are all of the gymnastic ones, Taekwondo, and figure skating ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. Jordan says:

    I like pie and cake equally I like cobbler too! I’m an equal opportunity dessert eater ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. Kate & Zena says:

    Yay for giveaways when I have a migraine! It would make me feel happy if I won!

  125. Trixie says:

    I’m definately a pie girl and I love crazy bold makeup on weekends. Black lipstick is my fav.

  126. Hannah S. says:

    Cake, cookies, pizza, in my opinion breakfast is anything goes ๐Ÿ˜€

  127. Janet says:

    Your photo editing skills are great as usual! Tabs is always a great model too ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. C R Williams says:

    Just gonna continue

  129. colleen boudreau says:

    My favorite dessert is cheese cake!

  130. Lisa says:

    Ice cream is always my favorite. Any flavor!

  131. Jessica says:

    I love chocolate mousse! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  132. Amy D. says:

    I’m addicted to the olympics!

  133. Shelly says:

    I definitely prefer cake over pie! Have a nice weekend Karen! =)

  134. Kristin says:


  135. Christine says:

    I get kinda crazy with eyeliner on the weekends and experiment with different colors and shapes! (:

  136. KPrice says:

    I make the best triple chocolate cake – everyone always asks me to make it for parties and get togethers. And it’s perfectly acceptable for breakfast in my opinion! Thanks for a chance at a giveaway and have a good weekend.

  137. Anna says:

    Red velvet cake!

  138. Cake and coffee sounds like a delightful breakfast. I just can’t choose between cake and pie, it’s too hard! Definitely not naturally athletic hahaha
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  139. Sherry B. says:

    I truly hope that everyone else here is having a better day than I am! Thank you for the giveaway, Karen.

  140. Ro says:

    Eat 2″ square of the cake with a big a** bowl of fruit just to balance it out. Trust me I’m a dietitian…really. I NEED TO WIN!!!

  141. Lulu says:

    my favorite dessert is creme brulee!

  142. Terri B says:

    key lime pie!

  143. Kaley Jamnik says:

    My favorite dessert is probably creme brulee. I think it’s because I can’t make it at home!

  144. Rebecca says:

    Pie over cake any day!

  145. Amber says:

    Eating cake for breakfast is something I wish I could do every day. Thank goodness for the Olympics giving me the motivation today to be good!

  146. Annaham says:

    Pie all the way!

  147. Jeniie says:

    I LOVE cupcakes! I could eat cupcakes any time of the day.

  148. Cat says:

    Have you ever worn black lipstick on a day other than Halloween?

  149. Cat says:

    I love cake

  150. Alix says:

    Had some *divine* red velvet cake today. Yum!

  151. Brooke says:

    My favorite dessert is either Creme Brulee Cheesecake or Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing.

  152. Alison says:

    I tend to wear brighter makeup on the weekends since I don’t have to go in to work.

  153. Jennifer says:

    Hello Karen, hope you are having a fabulous day!

  154. Sabrina says:

    I love having dessert for breakfast, it seems like I have a better day if I have some ice cream or a cupcake in the morning!

  155. Vaso says:

    I love ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!

  156. Eliana Marroquin says:

    Eating cake for breakfast is fine since its a dessert that’s not often found in the house.

  157. Tricia says:

    Strawberry cake is my favorite!!

  158. katie says:

    my cat licked my eyelids today. it was a very strange feeling.

  159. Connie K. says:

    Eating cake for breakfast sounds okay to me;). My favorite French bakery makes the most amazing cappuccino cake with fresh chocolate dipped strawberries on top as a garnish. YUM!

  160. Lisa says:

    I usually wear a little less foundation on the weekend, but i like to experiment with new eye looks to see if i want to change it up a little for the coming week with some new ideas. I guess that’s one reason I love makeup so much… lets me be me a little differently every day! thanks for the contest to my favorite store. love you blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Kelly says:

    I want to try Guerlain Meteorites!!

  162. April says:

    I absolutely love watching diving in the Olympics. I have no idea why >_

  163. Jennifer Yao says:

    I know a physiotherapist for the Olympic team if that counts.

  164. MJ says:

    Yay pie! :3

  165. Suzi says:

    Cake for breakfast sounds amazing

  166. AG says:

    Chocolate cake is delicious, but definitely too heavy for me for breakfast. Your oatmeal with almond milk sounds delicious and filling, though!

  167. Krystle says:

    My favorite desserts are chewy chocolate chip cookies yum!

  168. Brandy says:

    I love hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream chocolate sauce and whipped cream yummmmm!รฎโ€žโ€ 

  169. Alison says:

    My fav cake has to be carrot or red velvet mmmmm I can’t decide there both just so good lol

  170. Jennifer says:

    ice cream is my favorite dessert!

  171. margie says:

    my favorite dessert is ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  172. Valentina says:

    Loving the Olympics! ITALYYY

  173. Rikki says:

    I wish this throbbing in my head would go away.

  174. Emily says:

    K-Dawg, I thought you should know that all of my friend have officially started calling my mother Momma-G since she is a gangster mom.. Maybe I should be embarrassed but I’m not. I love it!
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  175. Jocelyn H says:

    Dessert??? Well in the summer my idea of dessert is a good margarita!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers!

  176. Anna says:

    I kinda, sorta knew an Olympic athlete! When I was working for my college newspaper, a student’s sister was competing in ice skating for Japan so I got to interview her. She didn’t speak English so I had use her brother as a translator. It was very cool!

  177. Amanda says:

    I suck at all sports and I seem to be the only one who doesn’t care one bit about the olympics!

  178. mylie says:

    I love red velvet cupcakes! ๐Ÿ˜€

  179. Stephanie Y says:

    Depends on my mood – sometimes sweet, sometimes salty…always

  180. Lisa B. says:

    I love Dairy Queen ice cream cakes! The fudge part in the middle…yummmmmm…

  181. Nicole says:

    Apple pie i my weakness,

  182. Sydney Durr says:

    i LOVE salt & vinegar chips!!!

  183. Ivy says:

    I wish I was athletic! I spent my years in middle school and high school crying in gym class, hahaha. Okay, not that bad…

  184. Patty says:

    I don’t eat cake really but I totally will drink coffee after dinner!

    Oh and Salt and vinegar? THE BEST THING EVER!!!!

  185. Liz Ticona says:

    Now that I’m pregnant I wear my make up very light. I just put concealer, little bit of blush, curl my eyelashes and put mascara on them, sometimes i add clear gloss to lips, i dont know if it’s the third trimester fatigue or not but it’s easy, fast and gets the job done, however i’m a huge fan of smoky eyes and i use to really put makeup on eyes, with eye liner, mascara, shadow, etc and the rest would b natural with clear gloss so hopefully i’ll get back to that after giving birth and with the help of your tips ๐Ÿ™‚ and this gc to Sephora which is my favorite store! Thank u for the chance!!!

  186. Angela Clark says:

    Love and miss good banana cream pie! When Dairy Queen came up with the Blizzard treat in Banana Cream, I was in heaven. ๐Ÿ™‚

  187. Liza Chung says:

    I love your site, it’s so professional and informative. You actually inspired me to start my own blog. I could really use that gift card I’m a makeup artist just starting to build my business

  188. Joy says:

    I’m not a big dessert person. I don’t like chocolate, or ice cream, or anything overly sweet. So I tend to go for fruit or carrot cake or, if all else fails, creme brulee if fruit comes on top.

  189. Liz says:

    TBH, I rarely wear makeup on weekends unless I have some event to go to or have to work.

  190. E. says:

    I love gymnastics – probably the only events I’ll watch this summer.

  191. Maria Oller says:

    Such a makeup addict well if i won i need a nice primer and a new bronzer =p
    my tweet :

  192. Kelly says:

    I just found your blog a week ago and have spent every night since then browsing your postings. You seem very fun and I wish I had your make up arsenal. I’m a nurse and my husband a cop. There’s my randomness!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. Luciana Luz says:

    Have you tried the new Urban Decay foundation?

  194. laura says:

    i like pain au chocolat and macarons..and scones with clotted cream and red current jam.

  195. Becky says:

    I like cupcakes.

  196. Lori says:

    I LOVE watching the Olympics. Definitely watching gymnastics, swimming, basketball, volleyball, track and field…etc. ;p

  197. Eliza D says:

    favorite Olympic events: men’s swimming & women’s gymanstics

  198. Jenny says:

    Today I went to my city’s local Celtic festival, so I wore green eyeliner and shadow on my lower lashline. It looks surprisingly good on brown eyes. Really nice way to add color. Anyway, hope you’re having a great weekend!

  199. suri says:

    My birthday is Weds and it would be awesome to win!!!

  200. YadiQ says:

    If I wasn’t as chunky as I am I’d eat cake for breakfast everyday ! Instead I stick to boring breakfast stuff like oatmeal or if I am adventurous fruit lol

  201. Kelly says:

    I have a big sweet tooth, but I like tiramisu and chocolate rasberry cake.

  202. Katrin says:

    My favorite dessert is vanilla pudding. Oh, I love it!

  203. terri says:

    What a nice Saturday here in Southern California, I hope to get up North soon.

  204. Riley says:

    I heart McDonald’s french fries!

    I know they’re bad.

  205. Katherine Luu says:

    I just ran four miles today and am totally exhausted. Hoping to be healthier.

  206. Maca says:

    Today I made cupcakes with light blue frosting for a baby shower, though I prefer them sans the frosting (ie. excess butter overshadowing a perfectly baked chocolate cupcake)

  207. Bridget says:

    MMMMMMmm!! Definitely cake if my favorite…chocolate with chocolate mousse filling!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ or maybe key lime pie!!!…lolol

  208. Michelle says:

    My favorite dessert is dark chocolate. Yum.

  209. Tatyana G says:

    I love ice cream and anything chocolatey.

  210. Ris says:

    I love cake! Chocolate cake, mmmm.

  211. Megan says:

    I like the swimming events!

  212. Miriam says:

    Thanks for the great post erlier this week on the new fall line from Urban Decay! Love!

  213. Phyrra says:

    Cake for breakfast sounds sooo good. I’m tempted to make muffins right now, actually.
    Phyrra recently posted … Urban Decay Smoked, Pomegranate Lacquer, Cargo, BB Creams and more

  214. MelodyJ says:

    I love desserts period. All kinds and different flavors.


  215. Lesleyk says:

    I like dessert. Period. Cake, pie, cookies — I’m not picky. ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. Heidi says:

    My favorite dessert is anything with lemon, or coconut, or both! It can be anything — cake, pie, cookies. I’m not picky!

  217. Madelynn says:

    My favorite dessert as of late has been a triple chocolate drumstick ice cream. omg.

  218. terry says:


  219. Maddison says:

    I love dessert and my favorite is black forest cake. Absolutely decadent goes very well with my favorite red lipstick MAC’s Ruffian Red!

  220. Jasmine says:

    One of my favorite desserts is bread pudding!

  221. Grace says:

    I’m all for anything chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. Lori says:

    I’m not really athletic, but marching band has always been my forte ๐Ÿ˜€

  223. Nobu says:

    On a road trip! Tried a place featured on diners dives and drive ins. Slightly disappointed but I’m certainly super full lol

  224. Rosemarie says:

    I have too many favorite desserts to mention in one post,lol! Thanks for the giveaway!

  225. Winn says:

    I currently have TWO boxes of cupcakes in my fridge…birthday leftovers!

  226. Kenesha booker says:

    I love makeup!!,!!!

  227. chymerikaen says:

    I craved Poptarts today. Smores Poptarts, of all things!

  228. Yelena says:

    just had some delicious cake! yum yum

  229. shawnda says:

    Fav dessert peach cobbler or apple crostini ๐Ÿ™‚ Ahhhhmazing

  230. Kelsey says:

    Right now I’m craving a Klondike bar…

  231. Alma says:

    I would love to win this :))

  232. Alma says:

    I am lucky enough to be naturally athletic yeay me. I have met some of my country’s pro athletes and I’m very very happy about it. Also I think I wear the same kind of makeup weekdays n weekends, I only change to my style is a party is the end ;)… Thank you for the opportunity to win this…

  233. Kim says:

    I recently read an article in Oprah’s magazine that talked about a study where people who at sweets at breakfast tended to weigh less than those who didn’t- eat that cake!

  234. Ali says:

    I’m worried about my cat, he fell off my desk twice today. He’s been a bit clumsy lately and I’m starting to wonder if it may be a medical problem. I’ll probably make an appointment for him on Monday, if only for peace of mind…just the thought of something possibly being wrong with him is making me feel sick to my stomach. I’m an over anxious worrier when it comes to my baby… ๐Ÿ™

    I’m hoping it will be nothing like the last time I took him to the vet. I worked myself into such a state of worry, I was crying at the vet’s office! And it ended up being nothing at all. I felt so silly.

  235. Jane says:

    My favorite dessert is Pinkberry!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  236. Lucy says:

    Awesome giveaway, I’m sure I could find something to tickle my fancy at Sephora! I’m usually a MAC girl, but I could make an exception!

    Today, my man baked banana brownies and those suckers are delicious! They have the delicate sweetness and springy firmness of a banana bread with dense, chocolatey goodness swirled in. I bet they’d make a damn good breakfast with a mug of coffee. I think I may find out tomorrow morning!

  237. Yao says:

    My favorite dessert… Hmm, that’s a tough one. I love sorbet. And flan/panna cotta/custard-y desserts. And anything with chocolate in it. And pie. I’m an equal opportunity dessert consumer. ๐Ÿ˜€

  238. Amy says:

    I like to do crazier and more colorful makeup on the weekends.

  239. Sandy says:

    My favorite dessert would have to be chocolate cake or cheesecake or anything chocolate for sure!

  240. Tran says:

    My favorite dessert would be either tiramisu or ice cream but I love all types of desserts!

  241. Amanda G says:

    I have coffee after dinner all the time. Oddly enough, because I’m ADHD the “stimulant” effect of the caffeine actually helps me sleep. Bizarre!

  242. Jessica says:

    My favorite cake is carrot cake yum!!

  243. Amber S says:

    Just this morning I googled locations of the cheesecake factory in my state because I just had those cravings. Turns out both places are on the far sides of the state and I’m in the middle. Boo.

  244. Abbi P. says:

    I freaking LOVE dessert for breakfast, and coffee is a must, together I’m in seventh heaven and now I must find a way to make this happen for tomorrow morning!!! I also never pass up a chance for dessert and coffee after dinner, that’s a promising way for me to go to bed a happy camper. To be completely honest I’ll have it for a snack or replace my lunch with it if given the chance so yeah, lol, I’m bad and you’ve obviously found my weakness, oh wait especially if said dessert is chocolate, I LOVE me some chocolate!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. Sophie says:

    I would eat chocolate cake any time as long as I have coffee to go with it. Caffeine overload!

  246. Marilyn says:

    Red Velvet Cake with a super cheese-cakey frosting!! UGGHHH, now I desperately want some!!!! I think I have to have some!!! Tomorrow, its my mission!!! LOL!!!

  247. Savannah says:

    My day isn’t started until I have a cup o’ joe! I’m addicted to this Almond Joy creamer. Super tasty!

  248. Nicole says:

    Dessert is my favorite part of a meal!

  249. Lisa says:

    Check this out. Devil’s food cake – super chocolatey and spongy dense texture. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. You eat half for dinner. Then put it in the fridge and the ice cream will melt and soak into the spongy cake, but the cold keeps it from getting mushy. You end up with this cake-ice cream hybrid breakfast of fabulousness.

  250. Danielle B says:

    My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake with vanilla bean ice cream on top!

  251. Alyssa S says:

    Wow winning this would be so amazing! It would help me feel so much more confident while caring for my newborn! Oh, and I like baking cakes and pies, I do it for a living! ๐Ÿ™‚

  252. Barbara says:

    Tiramisu! Coffee and cake in one!

  253. gigi says:

    enjoying the olympics! would eat cake or cookies for breakfast any day ๐Ÿ™‚

  254. Trudy Simoneau says:

    You made me want chocolate cake right noooow! ๐Ÿ˜Ž !!!!

  255. alma says:

    Ive been thinking of getting my eyebrows tattooed. That would cut like 5 minutes of my makeup time. Im just afraid they will look way too unnatural.

  256. Ivy says:

    I’m the complete opposite of athletic, haha. I don’t handle heavy physical exertion well!
    Ivy recently posted … Fyrinnae Swatches (Purgatory, Callypgian, Fire Opal, Gilded Wings, and In the Spotlight Highlight)

  257. Nina says:

    Oooh so difficult to choose… favorite sport to watch: gymastics? beach volleyball? favorite dessert: red velvet cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚ yum

  258. Joy P. says:

    I love gelato ice cream!

  259. Stephanie Kim says:

    Since the Brits are bringing out their favorites for the Games, I hope the Spice Girls perform and reunite for the closing ceremonies!

  260. Sara says:

    Definitely cake! I love the coconut “cheese” cake at The Plant- so good!

  261. Toby says:

    I’ve been coached by an Olympic athlete, & I know someone who just competed today — I had to rely on Twitter to find her results!

  262. My favorite Olympic event is gymnastics!

  263. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I feel more colorful on the weekends than I do on the weekdays, being at work and all. During the week, I wear neutral browns and stuff,, but during the weekends I play with all the colors I have, and see which colors I can wear with my outfit! Also. I love both cake and pie. You can’t go wrong with either.

  264. Jennifer says:

    My favorite dog is a poodle! I own a mini poodle named Olive!! She’s the love of my life!

  265. Rachel says:

    I love tiramisu!

  266. Courtney Washington says:

    That’s like Sophie’s choice, but I love almond cake with thick white buttercream frosting !!!

  267. Allie says:

    The new UD liquid foundations look amazing………..also, cake is my weakness ๐Ÿ™

  268. Angela says:

    I prefer cake!

  269. chibicheeks says:

    I’m not athletic at all. I’m just not coordinated enough ;_;

  270. Debbie says:

    Beignets are an awesome dessert.

  271. jaymie says:

    Oohhh….favorite dessert…hmmm….creme brulee and definitely cake over pies. Chocolate or chocolate dobash cake. Yummy :p

  272. Amanda says:

    Cake or pie? Depends on the cake, depends on the pie. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  273. Melissa says:

    I’m a sucker for pie. My favorite is cherry or a berry pie. But really, I’ll enjoy any kind. And of course it tastes a billion times better with coffee.

  274. Kelly says:

    I want the sephora + pantone shades of nature palette so bad!

  275. Vanessa says:

    Totally craving chocolate covered raisins! ๐Ÿ˜€ yum!

  276. I’m craving vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce right now!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Lotus Herbals introduces 10 new shades of Pure Colors Lipstick

  277. Liz says:

    I’m an ice cream girl allll the way!

  278. Neeshie says:

    Chocolate cake for breakfast? I’m in!

  279. Anna says:

    I have stopped wearing a base (foundation/TM) during the week because I take lunchtime walk/jog every day at work and I don’t want to have to re-do my base!

  280. Bonnie says:

    Pie all the way! Fresh fruit pies are my favorite.

  281. Avery says:

    In less than three weeks I am moving to New York City!

  282. BooBooNinja says:

    Had pineapple grilled on the BBQ tonight for dessert. T’was yum!

  283. I’m totally for cake for breakfast! After I bake a cake I can eat it for both dessert AND breakfast. Luckily blogging keeps me occupied, otherwise I’d gain SO much weight with all that cake!
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  284. I never liked cake. I thought is was too sweet and heavy, until I started working at my current job. Oh. My. God. There’s so many people working there and they’re always celebrating something or maybe someone’s retiring and everyone is crowding up in the cafeteria giving them flowers and รขโ‚ฌโ€œ eating cake. I don’t dislike cake anymore.

  285. merry says:

    Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm totally for cake for breakfast! After I bake a cake I can eat it for both dessert AND breakfast.Pie all the way! Fresh fruit pies are my favorite. Banana cake for my breakfast.I just ran four miles today and am totally exhausted. Hoping to be healthier.

  286. Kristina says:

    Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting is the ONLY way to go!!!!

  287. Nancy D. says:

    best beauty newsletter ever! thanks for also including your pawsome cat Tabsรขโ„ขยฅ

  288. Emily says:

    Last year I had cake for breakfast on my 19th birthday and everyone said, “What?! Why would you do that?” and I replied proudly, “Why not!” Life is short, sometimes its great to have dessert first ๐Ÿ™‚
    -Hello from Molly, Livy, Liam (my adopted kitties) and I

  289. Adia says:

    I like only eat ice cream but if I have to choose between pie and cake ,I prefer cake ๐Ÿ˜€
    Adia recently posted … Smokey with rhinestones makeup tutorial (Pics)

  290. layla says:

    the picture made me remember about how devastated i was when i first learned that unicorns didn’t exist! i wouldn’t believe my mum and thought she was lying! just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that they were mythical! hehe!

  291. Kate Williamson says:

    Yeah You!

  292. Georgiana says:

    PIE PIE PIE – cake is 100% more pants than pie. Any kind of fruit pie needs to be just kept AWAY from me – it will be devoured instantly, no doubt.

  293. Lisou says:

    I love tiramisu to speculoos … Hummmm’

  294. Lisa says:

    Hi Karen! I definitely wear different makeup on the weekends than during the week. i tend to wear more fun makeup on the weekends that I cannot really wear to work. Sometimes I don’t even wear makeup on the weekends! It all depends on how I’m feeling. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  295. Jane says:

    I absolutely love Cheesecake Factory’s Red Velvet cheesecake, my favorite!!

  296. Gail says:

    Tweeted (new to me) and Bruce Jenner used to hang out at a local club in Ft Laud back in the late 70’s so kinda met him.

  297. Michelle says:

    I’m hungry!

  298. Elle says:

    I wonder what Tabs favorite makeup line is? After all this time there must be an all time fave!

  299. Crystal says:

    Prefer cake over pie ๐Ÿ˜€ Even though both hurt my teeth >..

  300. Eva says:

    What’s your favorite flavor of cupcake????

  301. Melessa says:

    cake beats pie almost any day. i love me some frosting. but a nice crust and sweet berries. hmmmmm ๐Ÿ™‚ you really cant go wrong. maybe pie wins? too hard to chose. all depends what mood im in. i had bday cake last week and it was delicious and now im in the mood for some strawberry graham cracker cheesecake with extra whipped cream. oh yeah. yummy!

  302. Tuhina Dayal says:

    my favorite dessert is cookies and cream ice cream. I’ve been known to eat a whole pint in one sitting!

  303. Yesenia says:

    My fav dessert has to be dutch apple pie with ice cream on the sideee ๐Ÿ™‚

  304. Nicolle says:

    I love love love the diving events! It’s crazy to me how streamlined the divers are. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!


  305. Felicia says:

    Does Tabs like to watch the Catapult during the Olympics?

  306. BettyS says:

    I whacked my eyebrows by accident while trimming my bangs. Not cool!

  307. Cass says:

    I normally prefer cake but sometimes pie is good. I am totally not athletic! I wish I was though.

  308. shusheshe says:

    My favourite dessert is ice cream!

  309. Adrienne says:

    Maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough, but where are you announcing the winners? I’ve entered the last few giveaways but I’ve never seen the winner announced!

  310. Sarah C. says:

    Red velvet coffe cake!!!!

  311. Janet says:

    I wish I had my husbands will power when it comes to sweets. He likes more savory flavors. If there were such a thing as calorie-free chocolate cake I’d have it for breakfast everyday! lol!

  312. Ashley says:

    I waver between bread pudding and chocolate cake as my favorite desserts. And cheesecake. And brownies…

  313. Surendene J. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! My favourite dessert is cheesecake! ๐Ÿ˜€

  314. Alexis D. says:

    In my opinion, I think pie is the best for breakfast. I like to think that it is just like a toaster strudel only waaaaay better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  315. steph b says:

    I have met a few Olympic athletes.

  316. Lotte says:

    my favorite cake is key lime pie and i love watching the olympics to support all athletes! lovely giveaway !

  317. Phoebe Gould says:

    i love napoleon! best cake ever its so delicious!

  318. Mai says:

    Am trying to get my smoky eye technique down – since I have very small eyes, it’s taking a while!

  319. Julia T. says:

    Once my sister made an art project for her advanced art class where she took a cigar box and painted it all sorts of candy colors. They were supposed to base the piece on a quote, and she chose “Life is short, eat dessert first.” I always remember this project and feel better about myself when I eat my leftover chocolate birthday cake for breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

  320. bonnie says:

    I’ve been looking at food blogs lately & I’ve come across this blog “”. I’m not a fan of warm fruit, there’s just something about fruit, and how I prefer mines cold… however, looking at those pies she’s made, it’s making me wonder if i should give pies another chance!
    I do love brownies though!

  321. Karen S. says:

    I adore carrot cake! I could eat it all day long. Super yummy!

  322. Anna S. says:

    Love your blog! My favorite dessert is cheesecake ๐Ÿ™‚

  323. Ansh says:

    I’m on a diet so i will just pretend i didnt read any of the above comments on a dessert pie!
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  324. Kelly says:

    My favorite dessert is apple crisp! Thanks for the giveaway =)

  325. Lisa says:

    Re-watching old 80s cartoons with the kiddo (“She-ra, She-RA!”) and well, it’s interesting. A $50 gift certificate would take my mind off of it…

  326. Katie says:

    I am a tremendous chocolate cake lover. In my family, my brother and I ALWAYS ate the birthday cake for breakfast the next TWO days!!

  327. Deanna G. says:

    I prefer cake!

  328. Luna says:

    My favorite dessert is creme brulee!

  329. Dee says:

    My favorite dessert is brownie a la mode! ๐Ÿ™‚

  330. Katrina says:

    favorite dessert? Hmmm….. tart!

  331. Katrina says:

    My favorite is white cake with white frosting – classic and so delicious!

  332. Melissa F says:

    I definitely wear less makeup on the weekend.

  333. Khalilah Bullock says:

    I love this blog. I’ve been using makeup for colour therapy recently and have commenced an entire love affair with Nars. I actually wear more makeup on my days off than on since I don’t have to rush around so much.

  334. Melissa says:

    We were out celebrating my birthday last night and the bar had the Olympics on. I was excited that I got to watch some swimming and gymnastics, my fave events. I love the Olympics and it always pulls at my heart strings.

    Cake for breakfast is always a good idea.

  335. Danielle says:

    The weekend is makeup playtime – there are no rules!

  336. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen!

    Fave dessert: Homemade Pie. (Although Claim Jumper Apple is darn good!)

    Makeup: Same on weekends

    Naturally Athletic: HA! Not even close. .

    Know an Olympic athelete: Know an almost one. My father was slated to go to the Olympics in late 1940’s competing in the standing broad jump (now extinct) but came down with Rhuematic Fever and couldn’t go.

    Fave Events: Gynnastics-summer. Ice Skating-winter.

    Pie or Cake: PIE!!! Apple, Lemon, Peach, Chocolate.


  337. Alyssa says:


    Love your site! What are some good makeup looks for the working week (i.e. for a commuter!)


  338. Favourite desert? Aaaaaahhhhh… that would have to be chocolate mint ice cream eaten straight from the tub in front of the television while watching Gossip Girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  339. Brooke says:

    Anything with chocolate!!! Yes, please!!!

  340. Kristi says:

    Happy Weekend Karen & Tabs! I prefer cake over pie…most of the time! Unless it”s ice cream pie!
    My weekend makeup is generally pretty similar to my work week makeup. Enough to even things out & brighten my face! I’m most comfortable in neutrals with a bit of a kick so that’s what I usually do week in & week out.

  341. Darlene says:

    I love cheesecake with fruit on top. Yummy!

  342. maggie mae says:

    Cake for breakfast? Absolutely!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Though coffee and dessert doesn’t do a thing for me. Love the smell of coffee but it tastes really bad to me.

  343. Stella says:

    Ha cake for breakfast… You’re brave… and fabulous! I just want to rave about Dermalogica’s AGE Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser. It’s SO GOOOOOD. I’m realizing that exfoliating is KEY to great skin. All my other skin care products are working 200% because they can finally get through to the layers! BTW, I love your blog… I scared my hubby while wearing a yogurt and oat mask recipe I found on your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  344. Lynn says:

    Favorite desert: Pie! I love all kinds of pie–except pecan.

  345. chunyi says:

    OMG, isnt the olympics amazing? I couldnt wait to watch the swimming events, especially to see Michael Phelps. Beach volleyball, and indoor volleyball and gymnastics are probably my favorite events to watch.

  346. Julia says:

    My favorite dessert of all time would be strawberry shortcakes! Yum!

  347. Melissa says:

    I love ur graphic! That’s exactly how I see the entrance of Sephora. With angels playing horns and everything. I live in Alaska- no sephora stores ๐Ÿ™ but when I go down to the states, they have to drag me out kicking and screaming. Thanks goodness for!

  348. Cassidey says:

    My favorite desert is pecan pie!

  349. Kathleen says:

    Fave dessert=german chocolate cake! Not a good time to be thinking about dessert though lol I’m trying to stay on my olympics inspiration and keep up with my exercise and eating healthy haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  350. Stephanie says:

    I’m currently planning my next haul at Sephora while the Olympics and all I keep noticing is the makeup the gymnasts have and the nail art the swimmers have!

  351. Melodyy says:

    I love tiramisu. It’s absolutely divine. No, I am unathletic. I know a girl who was in the Olympic Trials for swimming. I love gymnastics and swimming and diving. I would say some of the more graceful sports.

  352. MiMi says:

    Ice cream for sure! All kinds!!!!

  353. Yukari says:

    My friend’s little brother is competing in the Olympics for the first time for speed walking! Pretty exciting ๐Ÿ˜€

  354. virginie says:

    I love swimming, if only I cold get my own pool…..

  355. Tay says:

    I love any dessert/thing that includes chocolate, that means cake, brownies, ice cream, cheesecake, cocoa krispies,…if it’s got chocolate I’m on it! And the makeup question has to be answered…I wear makeup depending on how I feel no matter the day or occassion…which means I can be all dolled up to go to the mailbox, LOL!

  356. Minnie says:

    Cheesecake or tiramisu… so difficult to choose! But I’m definitely a cake over pie gal!

  357. Caches says:

    CPK’s tiramisu takes the cake! =)

  358. Wynell says:

    cookies n cream ice cream is my favorite dessert

  359. Lulle says:

    My favorite dessert? That’s a tough one… I like Crรƒยจme Brรƒยปlรƒยฉe a lot, but anything containing chocolate will make me happy.

    On another subject, a couple days ago, my kitty was in the yard on his leash (I’m afraid he might run away), and I thought another cat came to say hello… until I realized it was an enormous racoon!! They were looking and sniffing at each other, not saying a word!
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  360. Liz says:

    I actually have known Olympic athletes: I’ve gone to school with a couple of USA figure skaters and various other athletes.

  361. Ann says:

    Is working in my garden considered “athletic”? Haha, then… no.

  362. Marjie says:

    I can’t get enough of the Olympic swimming events but I also love watching beach volleyball- go Misty and Kerri!

  363. Nicole says:

    I was not athletic at all growing up, but after college I got into working out, and now I’m addicted to weight lifting!

  364. Emelie says:

    My favorite Olympic sport is swimming ๐Ÿ™‚

  365. Jane says:

    Chocolate cake for breakfast. Oh, yea. Expecially with tea, rather than coffee.

  366. Sherice says:

    My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake or white cake, but lately I’ve been eating I’ve cream like its going out of style!

  367. Joanna says:

    I was part of an athlete team back in my high school days but never took it to the extreme.

  368. Beautifuul says:

    strawberry cheese cake ice cream with a cherry on top … sounds delicious right now!

  369. Melissa says:

    I love cake!

  370. eight says:

    I adore cheesecake. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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  371. Melissa W. says:

    My mom makes this dessert that she calls “Robert Redford” but the internet says is actually called “Sex in a Pan.” It is nut crust, chocolate pudding, a cheesecake-like layer, and cool whip. It is my absolute favorite thing to eat for breakfast. I love it.
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  372. Kayla says:

    cannolis are probably my favorite dessert!

  373. Michele says:

    My favorite dessert is Key Lime Pie! Pure joy if you ask me!

  374. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My favorite dessert is red velvet cake and I only discovered it about a year ago!

  375. Stephanie says:

    Hi Karen, not sure if you’ll see this, since it so far down in the comments, but try decaff coffee. I can’t have any caffeine, but love the flavor of coffee, so that is my work-around. ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, I love carrot cake. It has veggies in it = healthy, right?

  376. Tracy W says:

    I love peanut butter cookies.

  377. Kelly says:

    I had an amazing dessert last night. It was a warm blueberry bread pudding topped with pecans locally made goat cheese and caramel gelato. Incredible! Best dessert I’ve had in a while!

  378. Emily says:

    My favorite summer fruit is the nectarine! So delicious!

  379. Jennifer says:

    My favorite desert is key lime pie. Love, love, LOVE key lime pie. As for the Olympics, I am quite fond of the winter Olympics but none of the summer Olympic events particularly interest me. I suppose if I had to pick one it would be gymnastics though!

  380. Liz says:

    Pie or Cake. Can I just say both?

  381. Elin says:

    Dessert is not dessert unless it has some chocolate on it.

  382. mn says:

    If that cake is saying that it’s the breakfast of champions you have to believe it, afterall, it’s the olympics.

  383. Jane says:

    I will absolutely eat cake for breakfast. I will also eat pie. And always with a cup of coffee. I am like you. I can not drink coffee late in the day or I am up all night. Even decaf has some caffeine in it.

  384. jerlisha says:

    Oooh chocolate cake sounds so good right now lol i never liked chocolate until i at this chocolate cake with icing glaze at publix!!! Amazing its the only chocolate cake i eat

  385. Theresa says:

    I definitely wear different makeup on the weekends. I work so I have to wear usually neutral eyes or something not as bright. Weekends is when I have fun with my makeup :).

  386. Clara says:

    I’m so craving a piece of chocolate cake right now!

  387. Julia says:

    My favorite Olympic sports are gymnastics, diving (the sports I play) syncronized diving and swimming and ice skating.

  388. sweeks1980 says:

    I really want some pie right now (especially since I had some rather disappointing takeout for dinner after driving 8 hours).

  389. Mireya says:

    I could never pick a favorite dessert… but anything involving chocolate will do.

  390. denise says:

    I’m on my way home from San Fran, most amazing trip.

  391. KaylaK says:

    I like myself a good ol’ hot fudge sundae as my favorite dessert!

  392. Elisa says:

    Thanks for all your giveaways!

  393. Rudin says:

    Hi Karen. It sound like your weekend is going well.

    I’m much more likely to wear no makeup on the weekends — during the day — than during the week. And if I wear something, it’s usually something easy to remove, but with more potential for touch-up.

    I’m not naturally athletic at all — I’m naturally really thin with no muscle. But I enjoy some sports, so I do them. Not everyone can be a champion ๐Ÿ™‚

  394. Sophie C. says:

    Argh, getting back to the states tomorrow after a fantastic summer in Europe!

  395. Larie says:

    I definitely prefer pie! We’re having it at our wedding instead of cake ๐Ÿ™‚
    Larie recently posted … What I’ve Learned From Fashion Blogs #7: Moms Aren’t Always Right, But Sometimes They Are

  396. Phyrra says:

    I love caramel and chocolate, way too much! I’m currently riding my bike to exercise, but dreaming of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ๐Ÿ˜›
    Phyrra recently posted … Makeup Wars, DIY Makeup Palettes and more

  397. Jacquelyn says:

    My favorite dessert is Red Velvet cake! I have a ultimate weakness to Red Velvet cake! Even the cupcakes are much worse!! LOL! Last week, I was craving ice cream like a mad woman and had to pull myself away from it.

  398. janey says:

    Cake for breakfast is a breakfast of champions — but I like mine with a big glass of ice cold milk.

    And in a twist of irony, I only drink coffee, usually espresso believe it or not, after dinner. I guess I’m an all-in kind of girl in this area.

    In Cake vs. Pie, I’m a Pie girl. Specifically pecan.

  399. Ami says:

    I can drink coffee any time, but I can’t have tea after 3 pm or I’m up all night

  400. Happy National Lipstick Day. I’m going all out and wearing red!!!!!

  401. Amanda says:

    I love cake! Almost as much as I love Chocolate Cake ice cream tea!!!!!

  402. Happy National Lipstick Day! I’m wearing red!!

  403. Liz K says:

    Cake is good anytime ๐Ÿ˜€

  404. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  405. Nikki A says:

    I love anything with almond, especially Danish or croissants. A study just came out that found that eating something sweet at breakfast helps burn more calories!

  406. Abigail Camarillo says:

    In Gary Indiana with my family in law enjoying life and shopping, moments like these are amazing.

  407. Jessica Kottoor says:

    I would love to win ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a wish lost of higher end producs i would LOVE to win!! Say hi to tabs

  408. Tracy says:

    I have a serious sweet tooth!

  409. Lauren says:

    I don’t often have cake for breakfast, but I am a big supporter of pie for breakfast. If there is pie around it’s pretty much a guarantee it’ll make it on my breakfast plate. The main ingredient is fruit so it’s practically healthy.

  410. Marisa Payne says:

    Ummmm cake!

  411. Hillary says:

    Cake! Love cake!

  412. Sarah says:

    I wear minimal makeup to work usually, so I like to do something a little more ambitious on the weekends – especially with my eye makeup!

  413. Jahmaiah says:

    Warm Apple cobbler with vanilla Haagen Dasz. I’m obsessed with matte lipstick! My favorite color is orange way before it was all the rage. I love you Tabs and your pet Karen

  414. Sarah r says:


  415. T.Davis says:

    I am so hype for the Olympics. I so wish I was in London to enjoy it in real time!

  416. Kimi says:

    Unicorns, chocolate cake, and cats with tophats! I love it!

  417. Vanessa F says:

    I love the Olympics- can’t get enough of gymnastics, swimming, and track and field. I’ll pretty much watch any olympic sport though.

  418. Cassi Teague says:

    Ahh. I actually didnt wear any makeup today. I didnt do much, and didnt go anywhere. But its nice to give my skin a break. Heck lets be honest, I gave my whole body a break today. When the pizza man delivered pizza, and I answered the door in my pjs with no makeup, I told him Not to Judge! And he was as sweet as could be, and told me not to worry, he would be doing the same thing tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  419. elle says:

    I love the Olympics!

  420. Soo says:

    I actually really like cake for breakfast with a glass of milk. not sure what my favorite dessert is, but I remember having the most delicious pecan pie (with matching ice cream) at a place called Hot Chocolate in Chicago. it so, so amazingly tasty.
    Soo recently posted … Zodiac Collaboration: Cancer

  421. Jill says:

    LOL I had leftover cake for breakfast today too! …right before I went to go teach my kickboxing class…must’ve been good fuel, taught a killer class this am! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cake…the breakfast of champions! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  422. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I love watching te gymnastics during the Olympics it amazes me how liber they are.

  423. tara says:

    I’m 35 weeks pregnant & so ready to pop!!!

  424. Andrea says:

    I would love to try the Korres Lip Butter Tubes. Tried to watch Olympics but got stuck watching cartoons with my 4 year old. Darn it!

  425. tara says:

    I’m 35 weeks pregnant & ready to pop!

  426. Catherine says:

    I can’t do coffee after dinner either! Especially the “special coffees.” I just end up super alert and awake. If I do fall asleep, I sleep terribly!

  427. Lauren B says:

    You might enjoy this cake recipe, Karen – it’s a healthy chocolate cake that’s low carb and free of the “white stuff”! It’s quite popular at my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

    What a great giveaway! I’m already following you on Twitter but I’ll retweet the news re your contest. P.S. – Cake for breakfast is TOTALLY happening tomorrow!

  428. Sam says:

    watching the olympics, great weekend!

  429. Dawn says:

    My favorite dessert has to be baklava…..sinfully good!

  430. Kristi says:

    While I’m not a born runner, I’m trying to become one. I ran my first race this weekend, of course, it involved chugging beer at stations along the way. But hey, it’s motivation to keep running! ๐Ÿ™‚

  431. AnaMarie says:

    I’m simple – I love me some yellow cake (from a box!) with chocolate frosting. Yum!

  432. Marivel says:

    I’m craving flan like a mad woman!

  433. Sarah says:

    I have never known an Olympian but I got to meet Kerri Strug after the 1996 Olympics!

  434. Bethany says:

    Favorite dessert is a fresh, hot Krispy Creme donut. Oh Heaven!!!

  435. Lili says:

    Anything from Ben and Jerry’s.

  436. leetal says:

    your blog is fab! now i’m hungry…

  437. Caitlin says:

    Cake or pie? That’s impossible to choose. Sephora gift card or no Sephora gift card? Now there’s a question I can answer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  438. Sara says:

    I’m really starting to fall back in love with loose pigments from Medusa’s Makeup. I forgot how much I love them. But the color pay off is amazing. Plus you can add a drop of water to a pinch of pigment and voila! Liquid liner!

  439. Laci says:

    Cake or pie? That’s tough. Someone needs to open a Pakery like on “Drop Dead Diva”. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Laci recently posted … Blog Sale!

  440. diana says:

    There is nothing better for dessert than wine and a good bread or coffee and a sweet pastry! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  441. Kimi says:

    My favorite dessert is probably the s’mores creme brรƒยปlรƒยฉe from the creme brรƒยปlรƒยฉe truck here in SF

  442. Linda says:

    mmmmm dessert! love creme brule. I have been tempted with cake for breakfast before, and the cake has won!!!

  443. Jane says:


  444. Crystal says:

    Crรƒยจme brรƒยปlรƒยฉe with fresh berries is my favorite dessert !

  445. o0Stacey0o says:

    Right now I’m rocking some of the new butter London polish (Dodgy Barnett) topped with Black Cat Lacquer’s “Sparkle Motion”. I can;t stop looking at my nails! Plus every time I look at them i think of Donnie Darko and Jake Gyllenhaal. So its like the beat most up-lifting thing.

  446. Caroline says:

    Favorite dessert is anything chocolate! And also cheesecake not made from cream cheese. Goat cheese Yum!!

  447. Allegra says:

    My favorite dessert as of late is Trader Joe’s mini peanut butter cups!

  448. Caitlin says:

    Nutella cookies!

  449. Lucia W says:

    I like cheesecake more than regular cake ๐Ÿ™‚

  450. Cindy B says:

    Fave dessert has to be ice cream or anything sour/funny!

  451. kirsten says:

    Creme brulee is my fav!

  452. Stephanie says:

    mmm cake for breakfast, well it is the most important meal of the day, lol!

  453. Colleen says:

    my favorite olympic events are swimming, diving, and gymnastics! ๐Ÿ™‚

  454. Bel P. says:

    Love watching the gymnatics events, and I definitely prefer pie. Lately I’ve been on a peach-mango pie kick, already made 2 this month!

  455. christine says:

    Hope hubs had an awesome birthday!

  456. Kim says:

    I’m more of a cheesecake fan myself but if that cake was calling you I hope you answered. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can’t let it go to waste now can you.

  457. Alicia Plotz says:

    Would love to win this one! Been wanting to get new make up brushes forever!

  458. Lorraine ER says:

    I had cake for breakfast last week. YUM!

    As Bill Cosby said, it has eggs and milk and other breakfasty things in it so it’s kind of ok as a breakfast food!

  459. Mariah says:

    My favorite dessert is a Crepe with Strawberries and Nutella!

  460. Maria says:

    nothing’s wrong with a little bit of leftover cake for breakfast!

  461. Molly says:

    I was literally eye-ing a bag of chocolate chips when I read this….walking away now. I’ll have it for breakfast.

  462. Sue C. says:

    I used to think my favorite dessert involved chocolate then one evening at Macaroni Grill I had the Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries and it was so delicious it became my favorite dessert. Unfortunately they’ve never had that dessert on the menu again so it’s kind of like an illusive dream dessert, just a memory. I’ve tried making Panna Cotta but it never turns out as creamy or as delicate as that one time at Macaroni Grill.

  463. Beth says:

    I like cheese.

  464. Rozae says:

    Desserts, of all kinds please, I don’t discriminate:)

  465. Tiffany says:

    I want strawberry shortcake!

  466. Jessie says:

    I like pumpkin pie for breakfast if I’m feeling decadent the day after thanksgiving. mmmm.

  467. Demi says:

    Jamba Juice is BOGO!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  468. Jess L says:

    Favorite dessert- no contest, warm apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream! ๐Ÿ™‚

  469. Stephanie Soper says:

    My favorite dessert is a good tiramisu with good ricotta cheese and loads of espresso!

  470. Sandra says:

    Anything that has ice cream in it I will Absolutley love!!

  471. Danielle V. says:

    definitely red velvet cupcakes, now i want one!

  472. Stephanie C says:

    Binging Olympics footage and craving Tom Yum soup so much!!

  473. Julia says:

    Since I started an office job this summer I’ve had to tone down my nail polish during the week. Just prepped for Monday with OPI Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh, but come Friday evening it’s helloooo neons!

  474. amanda says:

    lovely giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ favorite dessert is definitely french macaroons.

  475. Talaina says:

    Hmm….cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  476. Lisa says:

    Summer Olympics are the best! Keep an eye out for the Independent Olympic Athletes, they’re awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  477. Sara says:

    I made my first key lime pie today. It was yummy!

  478. Maquela says:

    Im excited for my birthday coming up?

  479. Jeanne says:

    my favorite dessert would have to be chocolate lava cake, but i like just about everything else too!

  480. Stacey B says:

    I love Sephore products and would love to win. I don’t wear different makeup on the weekends, but I do use less makeup if im just running a quick errand

  481. Darn! I missed the entry date! I would’ve loved that gift card~!
    Pinkie Pie Style recently posted … Free Full Size Alberto VO5 Shampoo and Conditioner?!

  482. Wendy says:

    I’ve been having cake batter protein shakes for breakfast. I know, not quite the same as cake but it’s close enough for me

  483. Sara Martinez says:

    Omg I looove frozen yogurt vanilla with strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and Reese’s peanut butter pieces topped with a cherry ๐Ÿ™‚

  484. Victoria says:

    I have amazing timing right now, like actually haha.

  485. Janice says:

    I prefer cake.

  486. Denise J. says:

    I made it home safely from San Fran. ๐Ÿ™‚

  487. blkrox says:

    Creme Brulee! Mmmmmmmmm, SO good!!

  488. Hazel says:

    Realizations about life and love on a warm, Sunday night. ๐Ÿ™‚ Goodnight, all!

  489. Katie says:

    Hooray! I flipping’ won!! I’d like to thank the academy, AKA Karen and Tabs. Without them this wouldn’t even be a possibility!
    (practicing my acceptance speech)

    Thanks for your hard work, you two!

  490. Becca says:

    I love Tabs!

  491. Agata says:

    I love desserts, I think cheesecake is my favorite!

  492. Katie says:

    I don’t think that life would be worth living if occasionally we counldn’t have chocolate for breakfast!


  493. linda says:

    I love to shop at sephora.

  494. Annie Shebuski says:

    I would love to win! You are so awesome to have these giveaways!

  495. lori says:

    Ice Cream!!! gimme gimme gimme

  496. Anka says:

    I love pie ๐Ÿ™‚ Flaky crusty warm apple pie!

  497. Leah says:

    I didn’t know an Olympic athlete, but my college track/xc coach almost qualified in the 3000m steeple chase in track & field a few years back. I’m pretty sure she was nationally ranked or up there for a while.

    (And randomly, she was also *the* Delilah from “Hey There Delilah.” True story.)

  498. Sandy says:

    Yay! My favorite dessert is cupcakes. My boyfriend always marvels at how a cupcake can turn a moody, anxious girl into the happiest girl in the world.

  499. Phi says:

    Having desert asap before any meal please~~~

  500. triner says:

    I always feel like a jerk commenting on the giveaway posts, but, why not try, anyway?

    I’m enjoying the tutorials lately, Karen! The cat-eye one I’m probably going to try this weekend, super easy but I never would have thought of using my angled liner brush like that.

  501. Jane says:

    i ALWAYS have a misting product in my bag. year-round, day and night. i’d be lost without it

  502. Jenny says:

    My favourite dessert is black forest cake! At 26 years old, I STILL ask my mum to bake it for me each birthday!!!

  503. Lauren Bils says:

    I hope I win a Sephora egift card!!!

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