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

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Julie! Congratulations, Julie! 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

Greetings, gorgeous, and splendiferous salutations! Happy, happy Saturday. ๐Ÿ™‚ In case you were wondering, no, you have not just entered Oz; however, you are about to enter this weekend’s $50 Sephora eGift card giveaway (I hope!).


Nothing new to report from out here in partly cloudy Novato, California. Been watching lots of the Olympics lately with Tabs and El Hub. The other night during one of the swimming events, it occurred to me that I jog just a wee bit faster than those swimmers swim, LOL!

Today, I’m driving down to visit my friend Jen and her little boy (My “nephew.” I’m the cool aunt.) in San Jose, which is about 70 miles from here. I’m taking Jen to the MAC counter because she wants to learn more about eye makeup.

Tabs will be holding down the fort here at MBB headquarters while I’m gone.

Oh — he has a message for you. “Meow,” which loosely translates, “Good luck in the giveaway, and have a great day.”

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 are you doing this weekend? When was the last time you visited a MAC counter? What should be an Olympic event but isn’t? Do you have any artistic hobbies? What is/was your favorite class in school? What’s the shortest you’ve ever cut your hair? — 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, August 5, 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 Julie! Congratulations, Julie! 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. Kelsey says:

    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs the shortest youรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve ever cut your hair?

    Six years ago I had a buzzcut.

  2. Kelly says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for the giveaway! My artistic hobby is that I really like to paint, oils and acrilics. I’m working on a really big painting right now and am regretting the size – its taken months to finish!

  3. Valerie says:

    Hi Karen!

    My last visit to a MAC counter was back in April when I bought Ravishing lipstick; such a beautiful color!

    My favorite subjects in school were any and all science courses. I loved biology and chemistry most

    As for the shortest I’ve ever cut my hair… Boy short. I loved it. I’ll eventually go back to it but right now I like playing with my long hair.

    I hope you can find some amazing MAC stuff for Jen! Not that it’ll be difficult for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ have a great weekend!

  4. ashleigh says:

    The last time I went to a Mac counter was two Weeks ago ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. aubrie says:

    Yesterday I ordered Retrospeck and Sable from MAC. Excited!

  6. C R Williams says:

    don’t see my comment

  7. Another great giveaway and as I always I will answer ALL your questions ๐Ÿ™‚

    What are you doing this weekend? I worked this morning, and then visited my mother-in-law.

    When was the last time you visited a MAC counter? Hmmm mid June?

    What should be an Olympic event but isnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt? Errrrrr, estafette with make-up brushes? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Do you have any artistic hobbies? Make-up? Writing about make-up? ๐Ÿ™‚

    What is/was your favorite class in school? It depended on the teacher, really. I always liked English. And Dutch.

    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs the shortest youรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve ever cut your hair? A short to mid length bob. And I regretted it a lot!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Choose your look: Pretty Little Liars

  8. christine says:

    hi karen! happy saturday!

  9. Karen S. says:

    Hi Karen!
    I just went to the MAC counter last week for a Back 2 MAC goodie. I got a Bombshell lipstick based on your review and I adore it!

  10. Cynthia says:

    HI Karen, I haven’t visited a MAC counter in over a year. I hope to get Jete e/s this fall when it is released since I love peach e/s. I really like your blog especially the unsung heroes for MAC posts. …. So creative and ingenious. Gotten lots of ideas from those posts!!!! Thanks

  11. Nidhi says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs

    I love your blog very much.I have been to Sephora and MAC recently and liked quite a few things and was waiting for a sale to come up.May be this is what i was waiting for …..Fingers crossed.
    The shortest I’ve cut my hair was up to my chin and i cudnt wait for them to grow back!!!!!!!

  12. Nicole says:

    I enjoy scrapbooking from time to time.

  13. Brittany says:

    I’m spending my Saturday(and the next week lol) watching the Olympics. I may or may not be watching multiple events at once ๐Ÿ˜›

  14. Christin says:

    Finally Sephora is coming to Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Lisa Brown says:

    Still having trouble applying shadow; I just can’t seem to get it right. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. karen says:

    Love the evil squirrel trying to convince the others to jump out the door.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  17. Caitlin says:

    I actually haven’t been to a MAC counter! I might like to go around my birthday or Christmasl though. You’ve shown me so many cool MAC things on this blog.

  18. Kristina says:

    My favorite classes in school were science classes.

  19. Mary says:

    Hi Karen,
    My last trip to the MAC counter was 4 days ago. I helped a friend pick out a lipstick. I’ll probably be making another stop soon since I just added some stuff to my wishlist.

  20. Christina says:

    I’m more of a Sephora girl than a MAC girl!

  21. Lydia says:

    The last time I went to a MAC counter was like a year and a half ago so I guess I need to go back!

  22. April says:

    My favorite class in school was Math Analysis. All my fun projects came from that class, love math! I’m a certified nerd >_

  23. Toby says:

    My favourite class in school was definitely English — I had great teachers & any excuse to read is a good one!

  24. Diana M. says:

    I love your $50 Sephora giveaways and hope to win this time around. LOVE Sephora.

  25. Kathleen says:

    Hey Karen! I would love to win a gift card for my birthday! I’ve entered so many of these maybe this time I’ll get lucky!

  26. Faiza says:

    You jog faster than the swimmers? Good job!! I am hoping to get into a good running schedule starting in September!

  27. Serena says:

    Hi Karen, I’m Italian, I’m following your blog for many months, I like your style ๐Ÿ™‚ My only hobby at this time is makeup, so your blog is an inspiration for me. Thank you very much, really ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. jeccica simpson says:

    I love Sephora, thanks for a chance!!
    If I win I can go buy myself something nice!! xxoo

  29. Nikki A says:

    The shortest cut I had was a chin-length Bob in college, my mom flipped out because I “cut all my hair off ” . My favorite class was anything science related. Haven’t been to a Mac counter in years -their stuff tends to break me out.

  30. Brooke says:

    This weekend is my birthday weekend, so I’m not quite sure what I plan on doing, other than hanging out with my fur babies and hubby and eating cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Patty says:

    What do you think of ombre?

  32. Megan says:

    I’ve never been to a MAC counter, actually! I don’t own any of their products.

  33. Paula says:

    Serena Williams kicked booty today, winning gold at tennis singles! Go Team USA!!

  34. Tiffanie says:

    I plan to watch as much of the Olympics as I can this weekend. I can’t wait to see the women’s marathon!

  35. Felis says:

    This weekend we are taking the new kitten to the vet for his vaccinations. Then I get Mr Felis packed and ready to go on a business trip. Then I get myself packed and ready to go to California as soon as he gets back. Never a dull moment!

  36. Ash G says:

    What I’m doing this weekend:

    It’s game time. Football is FINALLY starting!! Geaux Saints! Who Dat!

  37. Soo Jin says:

    Hey Karen! It’s honestly been way too long since I’ve been at the M.A.C store. I need to pick up Soba and Kohl pencil in Feline to try out your smokey eye look! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Lauren says:

    Ive never been to a MAC counter, and I’ve never cut my hair shorter than my shoulders. This weekend I’m shopping for school supplies.

  39. janey says:

    The shortest I’ve ever cut my hair? It was buzz cut/ David-Bowie-circa-1983 short once. ‘Twas a sad, sad hairdressing mishap, caused by miscommunication and too much talking. And you’ve reminded me that it’s been way too long since I’ve been to a MAC counter… Nordstrom, here i come!

  40. JE says:

    Never been to a MAC counter

  41. bruna louise says:

    my favorite classes were math!

  42. Jeniie says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to a MAC counter. I’ve been buying all my stuff from their website! I find it’s always super busy whenever I walk by MAC so I don’t usually go in.

  43. Karin says:

    The last time I went to the MAC counter was well, never… but I went to the free standing store not to long ago when the Hey, Sailor! collection was released. I scrambled in there with my MAC Pro Card and everything to get my hands on the highlighting powder in Crew. And to my dismay, it was sold out. But I eventually got my hands on it on a trip to LA so hoorah!

  44. Vanessa says:

    My mom and I were smelling perfumes at Sephora yesterday. One of the Sephora ladies told me to smell a certain perfume, I then told my mom to smell it. She just goes: “It smells like cat piss!” … What a priceless moment! ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. Shana says:

    Bring back Olympic baseball and softball! Seriously.

  46. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs!!!

    This weekend I plan to go to Port Huron beach in Michigan for some fun in the sun, as well as watching the Olympics non stop with my cat checkers.

    The last time I visited a MAC counter was about a week ago, I got on of the last bronzers in the Hey Sailor collection, which was mostly sold out, and I love it.

    I play with my make up a lot on the side, would that be an artistic hobby? I think so.

    The shortest I’ve ever cut my hair was chin length, in the 8th grade. It was a big mistake for my face shape and took what seemed like forever to grow back. Never again I’ve learned by lesson, LOL.

  47. Lilly says:

    I am sick this weekend ๐Ÿ™

  48. Heidi says:

    I’m getting ready to go to a birthday party for a woman who’s turning 91!

  49. Step says:

    I got an unexpectedly short hair cut a few months back. It was about 3 inches shorter than we planned so I freaked out. My stylist was like “Well I can’t put it back now!” I went to my mom for sympathy and she said “Maybe you shouldn’t do this again…” Ugh. I realized that it wasn’t the end of the world though. Life lesson!

  50. Zoey says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to a MAC counter! ๐Ÿ˜ก

  51. Chelsey says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC counter in a long time. Several months at least. Sad, I know.

  52. VictoriaJane says:

    What am I doing this weekend? For the first time in my entire life (& I’m older than you!) I’m leaving the house wearing a full face of foundation. It’s a little overwhelming-even though I’m addicted to makeup & makeup blogs, just never got the hang of foundation. But gave it a try again after your tutorial, used a brush, and am pretty happy with the results. We’ll see! Just shopping for school shoes, so low stress. Happy weekend!

  53. Lisa B. says:

    I’m hanging out with a friend who is leaving the country. It has been months (!) since I’ve been to a MAC counter…

  54. Xero says:

    The first/last time I saw MAC products in person was around two months ago, when I was at the capital for Comicon. They have a huge mall there, which has a MAC store. I only ever go to the capital maybe once a year, since it’s a three-hour drive.

  55. Alison says:

    I had a veeeery short haircut back in high school. I’m talking ears cut out, so short I could spike it up! Boy, that was a pain to grow out. Never again!

  56. Wow I can’t even remember the last time I was at a MAC counter. It must have been quite a while ago to be honest! It’s not that MAC hasn’t been launching exciting stuff, it’s just that I’m so distracted by other brands!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Getting to Know Estee Lauder & the Makeup Tips I Learnt!

  57. Cass says:

    I am not sure what I am doing this weekend. Something without my soon to be ex husband!

  58. Daniella says:

    This weekend I am recovering from San Francisco marathon (it was an amazing experience!) so not doing much except hanging our with the boyfriend tonight and seeing a movie about Marie Antoinette with friends tomorrow.. last time I tried to visit the Mac store in Pasadena, it was closed down, bah!

  59. Rebecca says:

    I love the weekend

  60. Taylor says:

    Today I spent an hour organizing my MAC online shopping cart with what I want to buy with my next paycheck, and it doesn’t even include the By Request collection! Egads.

  61. Ann says:

    I’m currently watching the Olympic triathlon! GO USA.

  62. Minhee says:

    I just ordered a pizza, yum!

  63. Nora says:

    LOve the olympics

  64. LauraA says:

    Adventure racing or orienteering could make for interesting Olympic events, but I really like the summer games as they are.

    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for another great giveaway opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Jenny says:

    Funny you should ask that question today, but… I’m going to a MAC store for the first time! I have a bunch of back2mac stuff that I’ve accumulated over the years, so I’m going to go in and get myself a few free eyeshadows! Super excited!

  66. Stephanie C says:

    oooh! have a blast!! we have a new MAC counter at the newest macys by my homestead and i loves. it is so clean and fancy. i could stay there all day.

  67. Ashley says:

    At home sick today, so time to re-organize ye olde makeup stash… Pick me T-Money and K-Dawg!

  68. Prianka says:

    Totally random: I had to break out of my room this morning…I slammed my door so hard that the knob broke ๐Ÿ™ I was home alone and used a pair of scissors to break my knob and get out LOL At least now I know how to break out of a room with a pair of scissors!

  69. Trudy Simoneau says:

    Hey Karen! YOU ARE AWSOME :)!

  70. Liz says:

    When the winner is determined is it posted or does that person just get an email? I didn’t see the winner of the last contest.

  71. Katrina says:

    Awe Karen I wish I could go with you to the makeup counter and learn about eyeshadow! I guess for now I will learn from you from this magical thing called the internet.

  72. Jill H says:

    Hi Karen! Hope you’re having a Fantabulous Saturday! Watching the Olympics and rooting on USA!!

  73. Lindsey says:

    Hi! I just started to use MAC makeup and I love the Mineralize collection. It gives me a dewy look and cover a few blemish scars I have remaining. ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. onegreatsmile says:

    I’ve only cut my hair short twice in my life. THe second time was an even bigger mistake than the first lol. Curly frizzy hair and the Dorothy Hamill haircut did NOT mex. Neither did the ” Meg Ryan.’ Should’ve learned my lesson!!!!

  75. Ask says:

    Love the Olympics!

  76. K. says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! My artistic hobby is writing…can’t get enough of it! xoxo
    K. recently posted … I Won Another Giveaway! (Banini Beauty!)

  77. rubi says:

    mmm, mac counter sounds like fun. enjoying the blog! you’ve got me coveting the mac kohl in tarnish now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Lydia L says:

    Ms.K, I haven’t visited a MAC counter in a while but will be soon cause I love their eye makeup remover!!! I want to buy six of them but that’s expensive!!! I used to wear Lancome’s but it leaves an oily feeling around my eyes!!!……You and Tabs have a GREAT day!!!

  79. Julia says:

    Oklahoma is having a tax free weekend so I spent the morning shopping. And now I’m exhausted so I’m going to spend some quality time with my couch.

  80. Grace says:

    111 degrees for days in a row plus being 8 months pregnant equals not fun at all!

  81. Elizabeth Medina says:

    THe last time I went to the MAC counter I couldn’t tell you, I ordered my last stuff online.. because I searched high and low for Evolution Revolution and couldn’t find it anywhere! So I had to order it online. But I just went to a Sephora last night, does that count? I wish there one closer to my house though ๐Ÿ™

  82. Ivy says:

    I’m studying to become a concept artist so yes, plenty of artistic hobbies!

  83. Sydney Durr says:

    i’m going to the beach tomorrow and can’t wait!

  84. Melissa says:

    Hi Karen. The shortest I’ve cut my hair was a pixie cut, and I cut it like that a few months ago. I’m debating if I should keep it short or grow it out. I like it short during the summer. I really enjoy changing my hair style regularly.

    I tweeted about your giveaway

  85. I visited a MAC store yesterday. Needed some replacement MYTH. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kristine Ayala recently posted … LORAC Cosmetics Pro Line For Fall 2012 Review + Swatches

  86. Hey, Karen! I’m staying at home this weekend to finish a paper, so I hope you’re having more fun than that ๐Ÿ˜›
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … Get Mod (Muse) with Senna’s latest and greatest | Review & swatches of Adonis, Arabesque, and Fantasy

  87. Julia says:

    My artistic hobbies are mostly limited to braclet making, haha.

  88. Sarah says:

    I’ve never been to a MAC counter, but you’ve pretty much convinced me I need to get my hands on some tarnish kohl!

  89. Ester says:

    My cat took a wet poop on the carpet this morning..hope she isn’t sick! She was very embarrassed and feels bad about it because now she won’t leave my side or my lap. Poor girl

  90. Ali says:

    My AC isn’t working…and I live in Florida. It’s so grossly humid, I think if I put any makeup on it would just sweat right off..

  91. Soo says:

    the last time I was at a MAC counter was a Pro store in Chicago when the Chenman (and Marcel Wanders 2?) collections were out. I’ve bought some MAC products since then, but haven’t been to a physical counter since! really loved the Chenman collection, I think it’s the one MAC release where I have most of the products from the collection.
    Soo recently posted … NOTD — Blue Gradient Fishnets

  92. Jasmine says:

    I was at a MAC counter yesterday. Just browsing around and saw lots of neat colors.

  93. Monica says:

    Hey Karen, Hows your weekend going? I just gave my pug a bath, and tried to give a cat a bath which was unsuccessful lol.

  94. margie says:

    I just scored an Ella Moss dress that was originally $100 for $15 at Marshalls ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. Annaham says:

    Last time I visited a MAC counter was at the beginning of June ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Lynn says:

    i use to work at macy’s so the last time i visited was about 5 years ago, i bought my friends and myself shadows with my macy’s discount. it was probably our first higher end, non-drugstore make-up. well besides bare essentials foundation. I haven’t visited since because I have too much make up already. I’m more focused on skin care now and less make up. I wish Sephora had a salon like Ulta. then i can shop and get a cut too.

  97. Justine says:

    The shortest I’ve ever cut my hair was a chin-length angled bob. My hair’s too long now so I plan to get it cut again.

  98. Katrin says:

    When I was 14 I decided that I wanted to have a really short haircut. Only a couple of centimeters long. I cried for days.

  99. Lan Ly says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve just discovered your blog not too long ago and I love it!

  100. alison says:

    I am watching the Olympics too ;}

  101. kalipso says:

    I hope to win this time around. LOVE Sephora.

  102. Nora says:

    Staying inside today…. it’s 102 degrees in OREGON! Catching up on all of the beauty sites. ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. nina says:

    My next purchase from Mac will be the lipstick in myth:)

  104. MJ says:

    Jewelry making. :3

  105. Erika B says:

    Love all of your pictures of Tabs! My sweet 15 year-old kitty got very sick this week and I had to let her go ๐Ÿ™ I’m trying to figure out how to go through my regular routine without a cat to follow me around and keep me company. Hope you give Tabs an extra snuggle tonight.

  106. Rikki says:

    Gonna be tracking Tropical Storms Ernesto and Florence quite a bit this week.

  107. E.D. says:

    I had a boy-short haircut when I was 12 and it was an absolute disaster!

  108. gabby says:

    I have not been to the MAC Counter in over a year. I only go when I am out of something but I have not bought a MAC item in such a long time.

  109. Colleen Boudreau says:

    This weekend i’m going to my bff’s sons baptism.

  110. Jana Ricketts says:

    Gaming should definitely be an Olympic sport! Haha! Oh & my birthday is 1 week from now! yay!:]

  111. laura says:

    i always liked foreign language classes.

  112. Lulle says:

    I love those pics you make for your giveaways! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for this giveaway and have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
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  113. Carolien says:

    Last time I visited a mac counter was about a month ago!
    Left with Fire Sign lipstick and wearing it daily ever since. =D
    Shame MAC is a lot more expensive here in Belgium.

  114. Melissa F says:

    My artistic hobby is making cards.

  115. Jessica says:

    Hope you have a good weekend! I have olympic fever as well! It gets so emotional at times!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  116. Missy M says:

    Today is my daughter’s end of summer musical

  117. Last time I was at a MAC counter was a few months ago. I bought a MAC 109 brush and almost immediately returned it. It was stiff and scratchy and shed like the dickens!!! I have no idea why people love MAC brushes so much, I honestly felt like I got better, softer brushes from Sonia Kashuk!!
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  118. Jane says:

    It’s 112 degrees today – too hot for make up, but that doesn’t stop me. I’m watching the Olympics too.

  119. I am most definitely watching the Track & field category of the Olympics this weekend… The weather is beautiful today.

  120. Joyce says:

    A few years ago, my hair was severely damaged due to over chemically processing it. I had to chop it up to my shoulders and kept cutting it every 6 weeks. I’ve stopped chemically messing with my hair since then and now my hair is soft, manageable, and beautiful! I actually got it trimmed yesterday because my hair was passed my breasts.

  121. Sabrina says:

    The last time I was at a counter was about 3 years ago – I was getting my makeup done for my now boyfriend and I’s first date!

  122. Emelie says:

    Talking to my friend Juni ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. Denise says:

    I’m doing nothing this weekend. It’s too hot to do anything other than sit in an air conditioned room and move as little as possible.

  124. irini says:

    I had a bob once, horrible idea.

  125. Kate & Zena says:

    Yay for giveaways! I wish ballet were an Olympic event!

    Maybe I’ll watch Track & Field for the first time in Summer Olympics history. I’m really proud of Oscar Pistorius making the regular Olympics. He may not be from my country, but I’m proud that the Olympics allowed him to run finally!

  126. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m trying to minimize my stash but i bought a backup (my first ever) of my HG highlighter (which is LE). Now I’m infatuated with the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow compact. What is up with me?!

  127. Rachel B. says:

    This weekend?! Getting an oil change for my car! How exciting, huh? Preparing for a loong drive this week. Hope you had a great time with your nephew!

  128. brooke says:

    Lazy weekend – my fav!

  129. Mandy says:

    I just got the MAC mineralize skin finish natural in medium dark.

  130. Nina says:

    Wanted to enjoy the weekend but stuck indoors with a major migraine. No fun but winning a card would be great ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Theresa says:

    I am always scared to go to the mac counter.. I’m afraid of the potential pushy sales people

  132. Mai says:

    Preparing for my niece’s baptism next week! I’m so excited, especially since one of my cousins is getting married the week after!

  133. Joanna says:

    The shortest I have cut my hair was my jaw bone level.

  134. Jacqueline says:

    The shortest I ever cut my hair was in 6th grade when I cut off 14 inches for Locks of Love and had a bob!

  135. Alix says:

    My favorite class was European History.

  136. Jane says:

    The swimmers swim faster than I jog too!

  137. A says:

    This is a cool contest.

  138. Lolly05tmua says:

    I have to share this: I bought today the most beautiful blue eyeshadow ever! MAC Blue Candy and it was only 10.50, yaaay ๐Ÿ˜€

  139. Dawn says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC counter since last month. I would like to check out the new collection, but I feel a little uncomfortable after one of the associates seemed annoyed about my making a return. ๐Ÿ™

  140. Adia says:

    I went to the wedding party and might go out tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚
    Adia recently posted … Smokey with rhinestones makeup tutorial (Pics)

  141. Solangel says:

    All I have to say is that right now I’m addicted to The X-Files (the whole thing’s on Netflix, praise jebus) and I really want to know what lipstick Scully is wearing!

  142. Maria says:

    I am addicted to red lipstick….but have yet to find what I think is the perfect shade. I never leave the house without it on.

  143. Sara says:

    My recent creative endeavor has been quilting and I have made one for my husband a 2 table toppers that are quite colorful looking- almost like fireworks.

  144. Y. says:

    last time i visited a mac counter was about two months ago, to pick up woodwinked;)
    my skin is horrible today:( any suggestions?

  145. mrsshukra says:

    Catching up on TV shows today!

  146. Q says:

    Hey Karen, thank you for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m so excited to be back in school! I can’t wait to make new friends, study my chosen major, I missed it so much. Pretty nerdy, haha, but I can’t help it, I love learning. :3

  147. Denise J. says:

    I think I need to make a MAC counter a visit today too

  148. KPrice says:

    I wish I had someone like you to take me to a Mac counter, or any cosmetic counter for help. Especially for eye makeup. I’m starting to learn what works for me but am still close to hopeless. I was hoping to look at some Mac cosmetics today but it was not to be. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway – have a good weekend!

  149. Michelle L says:

    Going to Vietnam today! Hope the trip goes on smoothly and we will have a great time.

  150. AG says:

    Ooh, that sounds like a fun trip! I recently went makeup shopping with a friend for the first time, and it was so much fun! I wish she didn’t live so darn far away, though.

  151. R. says:

    The last time I visited a Mac counter was last night. Picked up blush, lipstick, eyeliner, and oil-control lotion. Love all their products!

  152. marisol says:

    Hacky sack should be an Olympic sport hee hee

  153. Andrea says:

    I have to go to work in an hour and a half… yuck!

  154. Rachel says:

    I visited MAC counter long long ago. They are not too helpful there so I don’t like to go to one near me. ๐Ÿ™

  155. Y. says:

    i like to paint.

  156. Gigi says:

    My 14 yr old daughter has rekindled my interest in good makeup. We are having fun experimenting and trying new things.

  157. ashley says:

    oooh karen i would love to win!

  158. Natalie says:

    I have a confession to make. I’m in my 30s and I have only just gotten into makeup. Nail polish was my gateway drug and it was a quick progression to lip color and eye makeup. I’m now in the market for some good makeup brushes, brush cleaner, brow pencils, and the perfect nail top coat. I am already dreaming away that $50…

  159. jaymie says:

    I just visited my MAC store yesterday to check out the Tarnish eyeliner. Sadly, they were out of it so now i have to go to another store.

  160. Amanda says:

    Went to a MAC counter a couple months ago, but actually just got my MAC fix the other day by doing some online shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Anka says:

    I’m a bit scared of the MAC store at my mall, so it’s been years!

  162. knownever says:

    Just spent the day laying on the hot driveway. finally AC!!!

  163. Liz says:

    Actually went to Fiesta this year! (Old Spanish Days is the official name…) Didn’t stay long, but it was nice to be able to go at all, usually I work the whole time.

  164. Karen says:

    I’ve never approached the MAC counter.. their prices intimidate me!

  165. Charlotte says:

    Really? Only a comment on anything? I love your cat, Tabs…I have three myself…Eli, Emmy and Sasha. Thanks for the blog. Love it. Very informative.

  166. leetal says:

    i think mac used to release better limited edition collections… what do you think?

  167. Hillary says:

    I’ve been loving Olympic swimming!

  168. Angela Clark says:

    Just bought the Boscia No Pores No Shine TZone treatment…and wow! It actually works! I actually slept in my makeup (I know, big no-no), but wanted to try this overnight, since my face produces alot of oil at night too. Wow! Woke up this morning, and my makeup still looked great!

  169. blkrox says:

    I am totally stalking the MAC website for the relaunch of Candy Yum Yum, hehe

  170. Lauren says:

    Angled bob, a la Victoria Beckham. It was cute but I doubt I would do it again.

  171. nabel says:

    lazy day today!

  172. Stephanie says:

    hiii karen ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve never actually gone to a MAC store and personally bought something, I’ve always gone with a friend because they wanted/needed something, but I’ve never actually purchased anything personally.

    Hooooowever, I absolutely love love love Sephora ๐Ÿ™‚ I buy stuff from there all the time!

    PS. I live like, 45 mins north of San Jose ๐Ÿ™‚ รขโ„ขยฅ

  173. Kaley Jamnik says:

    I got my hair trimmed and and my eyebrows threaded this weekend!

  174. Katrina says:

    Def some things at Sephora I’d love to pick up!

  175. Mina says:

    Girrrl, I’m ready for some new makeup!

  176. Elin says:

    Really short and it went all curly.

  177. Rachel says:

    I don’t have a MAC counter for 2 hours in any direction, so I only have been once! However, I order from their website weekly! LOL

  178. Crystal says:

    Ah, I wish I had a decent mall near me ๐Ÿ™

  179. Rebekah says:

    My favorite class was physical anthropology!

  180. Savannah says:

    I spent the day at the beach and I’m spending tonight reading books for school and watching Mean Girls on ABC family.

  181. chibicheeks says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a MAC counter. None of their new releases have warranted it lately!

  182. Kiara says:

    I just discovered that a Mac counter opened up at the mall nearest my house! Only 15 minutes away woohoo!

  183. Emily says:

    Having a relaxing weekend after a visit from family.

  184. Maria says:

    Never went to a mac counter!

  185. Rita says:

    Today is really overcast which is nice. I can’t wait for autumn weather. It looks like it’s gonna be a lazy day!

  186. Nelly says:

    What lipstick are you wearing today karen?
    Nelly recently posted … Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

  187. Ris says:

    Just inflated the kiddie pool from my childhood. Nostalgia makes hot weather seem more bearable.

  188. I just got my DSLR camera today. I’m super excited to try it out, maybe someday my photos will be as beautiful as yours!

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great weekend!
    Krystle (Baking Beauty) recently posted … Laura Mercier Fall Collection

  189. tiffany says:

    my eye makeup is sometimes inspired by my favorite ice-cream flavors

    today it is mint choco chip

  190. Anna says:

    Just volunteered 7 hours today, thanks for the giveaway!

  191. Amanda says:

    My mum gave me a bowl cut once in elementary school – never again!

  192. Ivy says:

    Bowl cut and I was chubbz…. ๐Ÿ˜

  193. Amber says:

    We both wear NC42…
    complexion twins!!

    and I feel as though vacuuming should be an Olympic sport.

  194. PS says:

    Happy Saturday. I haven’t been to a mac counter in like 5 years. I still have the same lip liner that I bought.

  195. Katrina says:

    I worked this morning, had a Paparazzi jewelry party this afternoon and now I’m chilling with a glass of wine and I might venture outdoors for a quick bonfire before it starts to rain.

  196. Sarah says:

    My favorite class was Painting,so therapeutic ๐Ÿ™‚

  197. Tatyana G says:

    Both days this weekend we will have friends over with their kids. It will be chaos, but fun.

  198. Thannessa says:

    What should be an Olympic event but isnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt? UFC ^_^

  199. Edna Maldonado says:

    Just a random comment: I have a dog a German Shepherd and we called her Star
    I follow you in twitter @Edna_MR I retweeted:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  200. Sarah C. says:

    Foosball should totally be an Olympic event!!

  201. Shoshana R says:

    in seventh grade i thought it was a good idea to get my hair cut a little bit longer than a bob. worst. idea. ever.

  202. Karen says:

    I had my hair cut much shorter last week actually. I’ve been gradually going shorter and now it is just above my chin. Love it!

  203. Jill says:

    so happy its the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  204. Julia says:

    I got bored so I randomly swatched every single eyeshadow I own! (does anyone else do that? lol)

  205. Kate Williamson says:


  206. The shortest I ever cut my hair was a lovely (sarcasm here) bowl cut in middle school. I hate seeing pictures of this haircut to this day!

  207. Wynell says:

    My hair was once halle berry short

  208. Shauna says:

    It’s late Saturday night….and I gotta work tomorrow. Oh how I dislike working weekends….

  209. XXdingding says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  210. Maral says:

    My latest visit to MAC counter was yesterday and I got some of the electric cool eyeshadows!

  211. Maca says:

    I’m an aunt!!!!! My brother became a dad yesterday. My first nephew!!!

  212. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite subject in school was Social Studies especially Geography and History. My artistic hobbies are crafting. I knit, crochet and make jewelry.


  213. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen, my first trip to the MAC counter was when I was around 19 and bought my first “high end” foundation, concealer, and compact. I had a drag queen friend who had the most flawless beautiful skin and SWORE by MAC and told me exactly what to buy. I’ve moved away from their foundations and powders but am still religiously devoted to their concealers and shadows. Blessings to all!

  214. Lacey J. says:

    I actually have never been to a MAC counter. I have always lived in towns too small to have a MAC. I order all my makeup online anyway because I can’t get anything good around here.

  215. Michel says:

    Hey Karen! The shortest I cut my hair was a travesty of a bob in college. Not a good look for me but thankfully my hair grows super fast.

    My last trip to a MAC counter was over six months ago when I put myself on a buying freeze. Now I just spend my money on running gear! Whatevs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. Nicolle says:

    I love doing nail art! That’s an artistic hobby right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  217. Terri B says:

    Party for my son’s 4th birthday today. : )

  218. Emily says:

    Haven’t been to a Mac counter in a few hours lol!


  219. Lori says:

    The shortest I’ve ever cut my hair is right now. It’s a pixie-ish look like what Emma Watson did to her hair

  220. lesleyk says:

    I’m lying in bed all weeked. Stupid allergies have got me feeling crappy.

  221. Marissa says:

    Snaps for giveaways and fabulous makeup. My purse was stolen last night (with tons of makeup inside) so a gift card will help ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. Tricia says:

    I walked by the MAC counter today, but didn’t stop–bought too much of the Heavenly Creature collection last month!

  223. Lily says:

    It was soooo funny how during the US national anthem for the tennis olympics, the flag flew away. ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. Libby says:

    I am helping my sister move this weekend; oy. I’d much rather be visiting the Mac counter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  225. cynthia says:

    I can’t wait for autumn!

  226. Christy Ann says:

    Can you believe I’ve never visited a MAC counter?? I own only 1 item by MAC that I won in a giveaway and I’m crazy about it! My Twitter name is @babybraddy.
    Christy Ann recently posted … Super Stylish Giveaway Linky 8/05

  227. Lisa S. says:

    Karen, Queen of Sephora, thank you for the chance at the giveaway.; I was at Sephora today as a matter of fact, and I happened to walk right past hte Mac counter (inside Macy’s) to get there. I used to be a Mac finatic for year and years, but find myself loving Dior and YSL and Tarte right now. Bought Dior Nude Glow powder (in Amber) today and I’m in complete love. Never used to wear powder but this one is a game changer. Going to check to see if you have reviewed this yet. Thanks again!

  228. Suzi says:

    My mac wish llist keeps on growing

  229. Julie says:

    This is my last week teaching as a tennis camp coach.

  230. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I was at a MAC counter today, and thoroughly underwhelmed. Nothing jumped out at me! ๐Ÿ™

  231. Michelle says:

    so i was on a semi makeup buying ban for 2012 as part of my new years resolution…semi because i was still allowed to buy necessities (isn’t everything?) and LE items that i really NEEDED to have. i was mostly good for half of the year – that’s good, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  232. Des'Aire Taylor says:

    One sport that should be in the Olympics but isit, would have to be BEERPoNG. i would so win a gold medal for sure! (:

  233. Jaa Maurer says:

    I’m working for this weekend boo =D

  234. Angela says:

    I love Oreos, thanks for the giveaway!

  235. mylie says:

    this weekend, i’m relaxing at home with some great books and going to the restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

  236. Abby says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC counter in a while, I’ve been shopping online. Recently purchased the 187 brush and should have it Monday; so excited!

  237. Mireya says:

    I think the last time I went to a MAC counter was a few months ago… I stopped and bought Viva Glam VI on a whim and it’s now my absolute favorite lipstick of all time.

  238. Danielle says:

    I’m considering venturing over to my local CCO for the first for my birthday on Friday.

  239. Deanna G. says:

    I once had chin length hair. It was pretty cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  240. Sandy says:

    Yikes I was at the MAC counter last week when my mom was visiting and we went shopping!
    I got a new Peachtwist blush for summer and I just love it, it’s different from any other blush I own. I usually go for very neutral shades so I’m really loving it. Happy Weekend Karen!

  241. Shelly Li says:

    My favorite class in school was English. Have a nice weekend Karen! =)

  242. Janet says:

    Just booked our annual summer Vegas trip. The hubs and me are taking the rents to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Excited to see O @ The Bellagio. ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. Haylee says:

    When you go into a makeup store and come out with a few items, what is that one item or brand you can never leave the store without? (ex. NARS, OPI, eyeshadow, blush)

  244. Vanessa F says:

    I know it sounds weird, but pole dancing should totally be an olympic sport. Not the kind strippers do, but the actual art of pole dance. It’s extremely difficult-like gymnastics on a pole.

  245. Corinne says:

    Went to MAC today at one mall and went to the pro store yesterday…it’s like I can’t get enough haha

  246. Jessica says:

    Wow! It”s been almost a year since i went to MAC.

  247. Sondra says:

    The shortest I ever cut my hair was a hideous pixie type thing. And it WASN’T what I went in for. i asked for a bob, but she said she started cutting and felt INSPIRED halfway through that I would look better in a pixie. It was HIDEOUS. I held in the tears until the salon door shut & then started sobbing so hard I couldn’t even drive home. (I borrowed my mom’s wigs for almost a month until it had grown out a little) Ahhhhhhh memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. chunyi says:

    This weekend im pretty much staying glued to my TV watching the olympics, this,makes it seem Like I have no life. I’ve actually never tried Mac, is that odd?

  249. lisa says:

    It’s been 2 years since I’ve went to MAC…must go soon!

  250. Denise M says:

    this weekend its all Olympics all the time! So bummed that tonight is the end of swimming

  251. Melissa says:

    Today I took my family to the beach. The weather was perfect here.

  252. Joy P. says:

    I don’t think of myself as very artistic except when it comes to playing with my make up!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  253. elle says:

    I got a pixie cut yesterday. Such an excellent decision!

  254. Yesenia says:

    Had the best day today! I feel like I’m opening myself up to more possibilities than I knew were possible ~ as cliche as it sounds. But I feel like I’m becoming more bolder with people.

  255. Aziza says:

    Today I attended my first Zumba class. It was so much fun and I can’t wait to do it again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  256. Jennifer says:

    My husband and I took our son to a sibling prep class and two birthday parties today.

  257. Alexis D. says:

    As silly and random as this sounds… I am so enjoying the storm that is outside right now. I find them to be soothing and relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. Marisa Payne says:

    I was just at the MAC counter last week. Picked up a Studio Careblend powder and Bountiful Brown eyeliner.

  259. Christine says:

    My last purchase at a mac counter was a 217 blending brush! It’s my second mac brush, and the first one I purchased for myself. Still getting the hang of using it though…

  260. Ashley Miller says:

    I saw magic mike finally! great dances..plot was ok though

  261. Amanda says:

    I have been loving the Olympics this past week.

  262. Pam says:

    My favorite class was photography.

  263. Christine says:

    I visited a MAC counter just yesterday!

  264. Dominique B says:

    I get to see a movie with my husband for the first time since we had our son! So excited!!!

  265. Agata says:

    I was at the MAC counter last Wed but I didn’t buy anything and unfortunately no exciting plans this weekend, just working.

  266. Linda says:

    I haven’t visited a MAC counter for ages, actually~ I should get on that! I’m really curious to check out the Electric Cool eye shadows. ๐Ÿ˜€

  267. Caches says:

    Thanks for having these regular giveaways! I’m super broke right now so it would be amazing if I get one!

  268. Cristina says:

    The past few weeks were hard, this would cheer me up!

  269. Stephanie R says:

    So funny, my husband Dan is down in San Jose this weekend! His Army Reserve unit is doing a change of command ceremony in the morning and he’ll be flying back into PDX and getting home here in WA about 8:30-9 pm tomorrow night. I hope you have fun while you’re down there!

  270. Kelly says:

    Mama needs a Sephora Shades of Nature palette!

  271. Alize says:

    Just bought the cargo blush in Rome.. Amazingggggg!! Could you do a tutorial in which you use tht and a highlighter to sculpt glowing cheeks?:)

  272. Menia says:

    Oh I just visited a MAC counter yesterday and bought an amazingly beautiful pigment called Old Gold! Just love it!

  273. Ineke says:

    Just went out to have breakfast with my hubby and my mom. Loved it.
    I don’t go to a MAC store in my country which is Belgium because in my opinion it’s too expensive. I’d rather splurge when I’m in the US.
    I would rather pay a ticket to fly to the US and spend the rest of my money on makeup then buy 1 product here that I think is not fairly priced because of the $/รขโ€šยฌ conversion and Belgian taxes (which are 21%)… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a wonderful (Sun(ny))day

  274. Chanelle says:

    I am not sure about events, but I wish the Parolympics got more coverage/popularity!

  275. Jessie says:

    I think they should bring back olympic tug-o-war. Not the most complicated sport, but I bet it would make great TV.

  276. Jordan says:

    I like most olympic sports so I’m not sure what else they could add, kinda stinks they don’t have baseball/softball anymore

  277. Lisa says:

    I am heading to a classic car show today with my hubby. Then hopefully making a stop at Sephora. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend Karen!

  278. Lynn says:

    Just used my Macy’s gift card to stock up on MAC brush cleanser, Charged Water, Pink Swoon blush and Yogurt e/s.

  279. Caroline says:

    Inlaws are visiting and I have to work. The last time I went to MAC was last week and bought Heavenly Creatures Star Wonder MSF. I really like it. I haven’t bought anything from MAC since December.

  280. alyssa says:

    It’s been so hot here all week and my apartment doesn’t have air conditioning. But a thunderstorm is brewing, and I’m psyched!

  281. Nina T says:

    Karen have a great weekend. Every kid should have a cool aunt! I think I’m gonna run over to Ulta today to try out the new Naked foundation. Have you tried it yet?

  282. Jennifer says:

    It’s been about 6 monthes since i went to mac-need to go back soon!

  283. chanty says:

    im hungry!

  284. Nicole says:

    I was at a MAC counter yesterday! I got soft ochre paint pot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  285. Stephanie says:

    Celebrated my daughters 12th birthday Saturday!! She wants to start wearing makeup….. an so it begins : )

  286. Icequeen81 says:

    Last time I visit a mac counter was 2 months ago I got my Rebel Lipstick and a week later I got
    Mac Pink swon blush . And I am digging Mac Rocker but that will be difficult to get is only online purchase

    My fab at school was painting and Spanish. Spanish still is Now am a Spanish teacher ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. April says:

    Just got home from vacation!

  288. Amie F says:

    I think the last time I visited a MAC counter was last year.

  289. Katie says:

    Yesterday was relaxing because I gave myself a mani/pedi that came out perfectly, but today, I’m heading downtown to attend a free concert in the park and have a picnic with my best friend! I haven’t been to my hometown’s downtown area in 1-2 years (I’m a college student), so I’m really looking forward to this.

  290. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    watching the games!

  291. HT says:

    i am so not excited about it being monday tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™

  292. shusheshe says:

    I tried archery for the first time this weekend!

  293. shusheshe says:

    I tried archery for the first time this weekend!

  294. Julie says:

    I want to stop by the MAC counter today, and pick up Amber Lights. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

  295. Sara P. says:

    It is rainy this weekend, so I am just relaxing at home!

  296. Amy D. says:

    It was my birthday yesterday!

  297. Vnssa906 says:

    The hubs and I went to Ikea yesterday! Haven’t been in YEARS and it was awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ sore legs today, but can’t complain because we picked up some nifty items!!!

  298. Jenna N. says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC counter since June and I didn’t buy anything then. I’m on a beauty/everything budget. sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  299. Caitlin says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC counter in forever. Actually, this reminds me that its probably about time that I treat myself to a new lipstick! Yay!

  300. Jane says:

    did the great urban race yesterday!

  301. Christy O says:

    Today am hosting a 30+ person luncheon at my house. It’s a bit overwhelming, I’m glad I only do it once every two years.
    Since I’ll be so busy I won’t have time to do impeccable makeup ๐Ÿ™

  302. Laura H says:

    The last time I visited a Mac Counter was when the Shop/Cook collection was out. I really want to go back but I always spend too much money !

  303. Elizabeth Owens says:

    I went to Ulta yesterday and just purchase Benefit’s Porefessional. I can’t wait to try it out!

  304. Elizabeth Owens says:

    I am a new twitter follower and I tweeted about this AMAZING giveaway!

    Thanks so much Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  305. Phoebe says:

    Really looking forward to trying the new urban decay smoked palette! lovely giveaway!

  306. Amy says:

    The shortest I have ever had my hair is chin length and it was definitely not my favorite look! Now I stick with shoulder length or longer.

  307. Krista says:

    I’ve only been to a MAC counter once.

  308. Jenny says:

    I just bought Lorac’s Pro Palette as an early birthday gift, can’t wait to try out some new looks!

  309. E. says:

    My hair is short now, and has been for the last couple of years. I think I’ll be a short haired girl for life ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. Joy says:

    I’m driving this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yesterday was a 6.5 hour round-trip day and today is only a 4 hour round-trip. Oh, and I slept during the little time I was at home.

  311. Mykeshia says:

    need mor makeup. haha

  312. Crickett says:

    My husband and I are trying to decide what to do today. On the one hand, there’s always house chores like cleaning the bathroom, laundry, mowing the lawn, etc. But then there’s also “The Dark Night Rises,” “Ted,” the beach, Pike Place Market and a ton of other fun stuff. Decisions, decisions!

  313. Barbara says:

    My favorite class was English.

  314. amanda says:

    I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to Mac! Is that bad? Probably good for my wallet. Hah.

  315. Gillian says:

    This July was the first time I didn’t go to Sephora to get my free birthday gift! ;(

  316. Amanda G says:

    My hair was super super short and spiky through a good portion of highschool. Think Halle Berry.

  317. Kristin says:

    I took my son to the movies this weekend, and didn’t drag him to shop for makeup at all!!

  318. Angie says:

    I’m just relaxing at home…but a trip to the mall sounds tempting…want to go grab some of Victoria’s Secret Pink with a Splash Body Mist in Fresh & Clean!

  319. sweeks1980 says:

    This weekend is all about unpacking and settling into my new apartment. Luckily, almost all of my makeup made the journey from Boston to Indiana unscathed!

  320. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I had a facial yesterday and it was wonderful.

  321. Cassidey says:

    I was at a MAC counter last week to B2M for See Sheer lipstick which is the perfect summer color for me!

  322. Melissa says:

    Oh, yes! Headed to Orlando for a work presentation in 2 weeks and want a new foundation-UD Naked or YSL Touche Eclat foundation? Hmmmm….

  323. Tina C says:

    I got a pixie cut in 2002 following a hair relaxing disaster! ๐Ÿ™

  324. Ilana says:

    I’ve always wondered what it would be like to fall into a movie – like, going to a theater, watching, and then all of a sudden…right in the middle of the action. The last movie I went to was The Dark Knight Rises – I think I’d be tripping over myself to get to Marion Cotillard ^-^;

  325. Kimberly says:

    i love summer!

  326. Fannie says:

    STUDYING this weekend for final exams in nursing school!!! UGH to the maxxx. But I gotta do it! Hoping to win this….

    Haven’t been to a MAC counter in a looong time. Thanks Karen!

  327. m says:

    Karen – would love to see anymore basic tips you have for eye makeup. The last one you did was great.

  328. heather says:

    It’s been almost a year since i’ve been to mac… i really need to make another trip!

  329. Kristi says:

    The shortest my hair has ever been – razored up the back of my head. Still miss the incredible ease of getting ready when my hair was that short!

  330. Stephanie Y says:

    The last time I visited a MAC counter was in Chicago about 6 mos ago. I do all my ordering online from Nordstrom. Super quick FREE shipping.

  331. Tiffany says:

    I’m really sad that the Olympic swimming events are over. How will I possibly objectify hot male swimmers now?! I kid, I kid.

  332. Roxanne says:

    I’d rather stay reading MBB all day. Boo work!

  333. Ingrid says:

    I just got a pixie haircut! Sooo scary but I love it!

  334. Elise says:

    So many things I could buy with a $50 Sephora gift card. ๐Ÿ™‚

  335. corinne says:

    Love the blog. Hope I win =)

  336. Hohe says:

    It’s been less than a month since my last visit to a MAC counter.

  337. Caitlin says:

    I went to the MAC counter weeks ago, only because there isn’t one where I live so I have to travel to get to one. But sephora on the other hand… I usually go once every week! Love it in there. We just got one in June, I’m obsessed. Thanks so much for this giveaway, I’ve been really wanting the makeup forever HD complexion starter kit, so this gift card would go to good use. ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. Tracy says:

    Visited a MAC Counter about a month ago for the Heavenly Creatures collection

  339. sara says:

    I need to go to Mac to finally try Satin Taupe eyeshadow!

  340. Jenn says:

    I was at MAC last week to exchange MSF Natural Dark for MSF Natural Medium Dark. The SA gave me the wrong color to contour. Oops!

  341. Anais says:

    I haven’t been to the mac counter is so long! I need to swing by soon and peep some glosses.

  342. Yogirl says:

    I was in a Mac store just yesterday, tried some nice lip glass but resisted because I have so many already.

  343. Nia says:

    Cant wait to try MAC’s new collections coming out for the fall!!

  344. brittany says:

    going shopping today

  345. Larie says:

    It is ridiculously hot in the PNW today – HOT. Cooling down with a vodka cocktail ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Larie recently posted … Empties + Rejects V7

  346. kalcedon says:

    I love writing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (but I want to take on scrapbooking, too!)

  347. Georgette says:

    Haven’t been to a MAC counter since last fall…my Blot Powder has lasted all this time!

  348. Hillary says:

    I got a pixie cut once. I loved it but not sure I would have the guts to do it again.

  349. Gail says:

    End of a birthday weekend – had a great time but it sucks so bad that i am now over 60 – but I still love makeupรขโ„ขยฅ

  350. jamie says:

    Luv your blog Karen I hope I win, I’ve never won anything.

  351. Kelly m says:

    I really want to win this!

  352. jamie says:

    Karen you should do a monthly favorites on your blog. Or a holy Grail products.

  353. Chris25 says:

    I’m drinking water.

  354. Gina Bertino says:

    Sad today because I have to return my newest Dior palette. It was just not pigmented like my other Dior palettes!! ๐Ÿ™

  355. monika says:


  356. Sady says:

    “if you’re not first, you’re last” …. GO TEAM USA!!

  357. ceci says:

    Meoow, Tabs! — from your feline fan, Lucy

  358. Nina says:

    I’ll be spending all weekend watching the Olympics.

  359. Liz says:

    Perfect day for driving through a car wash!

  360. Ann says:

    I’m gardening today.

  361. Jeanne says:

    i’m spending all weekend watching the olympics!

  362. Patricia says:

    The shortest I have ever had my hair was when I had an opps moment and really over did it with a relaxer and didnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt wait had my hair colored a week later lets just say when it was all done I looked like GI Joe lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  363. jane says:

    i think book binding was my favorite class ever

  364. Amy P says:

    I’ve never been to a MAC counter before, just a Clinique one ๐Ÿ™

  365. Melissa W. says:

    Have you seen the Japanese hammer thrower guy, Koji Murofushi? OH MY GOD HOT.
    Melissa W. recently posted … Bruno helps with the recycling.

  366. Crystal says:

    It just started raining here in Virginia. I wanted to go swimming in the pool, but Mother Nature decided against me !

  367. Alyssa says:

    Coincidentally I went to Sephora and bought a bunch of nail polish and beauty accessories. Also I’ve went to a picnic!

  368. danielle says:

    just bought my first MAC foundation (the face & body foundation) and I looove it!

  369. Shannyn says:

    The last time that I visited a MAC Counter was to purchase my favorite foundation which is Studio Fix Fluid and my favorite eyebrow pencil in Spiked. I spent time admiring all of the different lipsticks and was making a list of different lipsticks I wanted to purchase in the future.

  370. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i have been relaxing and watching the Olympics this weekend. Its been hard though trying not to see who won the day’s events when you’re constantly on twitter and facebook but so far so good.

  371. jess says:

    cant wait for this hot weather to cool down a bit over here in Ont Canada

  372. Rita says:

    Yay! Just made it in time! -D

  373. Liz Ticona says:

    This weekend hubby and i were going to our babymoon in Orlando however the hotel we booked was very very bad, the pictures we saw online were complete opposite as to what it was so we ended up coming back home and making the best out of it here. Today we are just relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

  374. Chrystal says:

    I’ve never been to a Mac and there isn’t a Sephora where I live ๐Ÿ™

  375. Jahmaiah says:

    I love makeup forever rouge artist intense! #’s 29,31, 42, 45 nw50 for reference

  376. I had my “me-time” today and it feels sooooooo refreshing. I am ready to take on the new week.

  377. terri says:

    I just got back from a weekend of camping and can’t wait to take a shower!

  378. Wendy says:

    Ryan Lochte seems like a really dumb player.

  379. Kimi says:

    I accidentally cut part of my bangs as a kid all the way to my scalp. Oops. Was trying to cut the “curly out” then realized I had a bald spot!

  380. Tina says:

    Wedding next weekend!

  381. saffron says:

    ooh, I’ve been eyeing that Lorac palette, I know where this is going if I win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  382. Melody says:

    I just got back from camping with some friends– it was great! I haven’t visited a MAC counter in about 2 months- which is pretty long for me. I really want to get into painting.. I’ve bought a couple of things to get me started I just haven’t found the time or the drive to even start such a big project. I love watching the Olympics ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s great and I haven’t really thought about anything that isn’t included in the Olympics.. I think that everything that should be included already are.

  383. Phyrra says:

    I am so happy to be home with my poodle Phaedra. I was out of town for my bff’s wedding and while it was fantastic, I am very glad to be home.
    Phyrra recently posted … Weekend Beauty Reads from the Beauty Blogazons

  384. Chrissy says:

    I love you and tabs!!! Hope you have a great weekend! Almost as much as I hope to win ๐Ÿ˜‰

  385. Ana Ribeiro says:

    This weekend was spent almost 100% in front of the TV/computer, watching the Olympics obsessively! ๐Ÿ™‚

  386. Bri says:

    Just got home from a long work week! Time to hit the pool!

  387. Cynthia says:

    It’s funny that you called yourself K-Dawg because one of my younger co-workers calls me C-Dawg ๐Ÿ™‚

  388. quimerula says:

    It’s been a while since I have been at a MAC counter, because I mostly buy online.

  389. KaylaK says:

    I didn’t do much this weekend, just worked, watched Olympics, and cleaned lol.

  390. Linda says:

    I last visited a M.A.C. counter for the Shop M.A.C Cook M.A.C. collection. I’m more of an online, lazy shopper! The latest palette you put together for your friend is making me want to go shopping again!

  391. jessica davis says:

    Went to the Mac counter in Captola a few weeks agoรฐลธหœล , I actually NEEDED some eye shadows this time! Lol! Wanted to purchase one of the limited edition lip liners but with my luck they were all sold outรฐลธหœย
    Watching the giants game with my 5 year old today! Thank goodnes they are on a winning streak again!! Woohoo

  392. Michelle P says:

    I am a HUGE fan of beauty blogs and I am so glad to have found yours! Thanks for the giveaway.

  393. Susie says:

    I am sick of the humidity and ready for fall!

  394. Elaine says:

    I’ve never actually been to a MAC store! I know I can’t afford anything so I just avoid the temptation entirely.

  395. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Must hit up the Indy MAC store soon (yes, we have a real store, not just a counter in the big dept stores) – my eyeshadow pots are nearly empty! I always overspend when I go…

  396. Norlyn Fils-Aime says:

    I haven’t been to MAC counter in a year. I try to avoid going too often because I always find way too much to buy!

  397. Chrissy says:

    Best weekend ever!!!

  398. Elle says:

    Going to start my own beauty blog soon!

  399. Bridget says:

    ahhhhh its been WAYYYYYY too long since I’ve stepped in a MAC store ๐Ÿ™

  400. Prachi Shah says:

    Actually don’t need to go to MAC counter cuz you provide all the inform…but no really its been while..need to go there soon !!

  401. Wendy says:

    I’ve been watching the Olympics too! Track&Field are my favorite events, maybe because the ladies are so glamorous!

  402. Dawn says:

    I’ve loved seeing Michael Phelps win, but sad he is retireing. Guess it’s better to go out on top.

  403. Hillary says:

    Love your beauty blog! Spent this weekend glued to the Olympic coverage! I have used several tips of yours to make my morning makeup routine just a smidge faster! Would love to hit up Sephora for a shopping spree! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy face painting!

  404. Jess says:

    I haven’t been to the MAC counter in sooo long. But I keep meaning to go to pick up some Russian Red lipstick. I’ve always been scared to wear a really red lipstick, but I think I’m going to try something new ๐Ÿ™‚

  405. Melodie says:

    My boyfriend of two years broke up with me recently, so a makeup spree would probably help my mood ๐Ÿ™

    In other news, read today that those OCC Lip Tars are coming to Sephora in the fall…super excited to try those out.

  406. maria says:

    I visited a Mac counter last week for new eyeshadow. Naked Lunch!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  407. Elka Bolhafner says:

    Oh Snap! I think I saw this on my phone *last week* and didn’t enter. Doh. I want to play. I see almost everybody is doing Mac so well I was there a couple of weekends ago ~ Pro Shop in chicago and got the Show Orchid, Violetta and a new to me foundation. Plus some eye shadows. I am kinda done with the make`up shopping this season or at least the budget says so. Although I am craving some red lips and a gc would help ever so much

  408. Tea says:

    This weekend I just relaxed something I rarely do. I put braids in my hair, visited some family, and attended a birthday party. Now since it’s the end of my weekend I had planned on cooking some green thai curry chicken with brown and veggies, but my rice cooker just stopped working. I just made a simple wrap and will go get another one tomorrow. My weekend was pretty boring but eh sometimes boring is good.

  409. Rachelle says:

    Great blog! I was just at sephora yesterday!

  410. Jenn L says:

    I think speed reading should be a sport LOL Only one I could compete in. Used to have a super short stacked cut, shaved in the back.

  411. brittany says:

    would love a mini sephora haul!

  412. chymerikaen says:

    I’ve actually watched a lot of the Olympics this year.

  413. Cristy says:

    I wanted to go next week to my hometown, but I don’t want to leave my 3 pomeranian! They are my babies! And I Can’t drive 3 1/2 hrs with them…

  414. Julia says:

    Today I actually had a day off ๐Ÿ™‚ So I’m enjoying some good family time, relaxing and my mother and I made dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

  415. Tran says:

    This weekend is full of working then celebrating the end of summer with some mini vacations!

  416. Kass says:

    Shopping for tax free weekend!

  417. sophia says:

    I went to the MAC counter over the weekend and picked up a new color–Sketch. Can’t wait to try it on myself!

  418. Geri says:

    I’m starting beauty school in a week and I’m so excited ๐Ÿ™‚

  419. Marilyn Gonzalez says:

    Spent all day at the lake here in SC!! Finally a day of actual rest and relaxation! If only a masseuse had appeared out of thin air….I need magical powers! LOL

  420. Megan says:

    The last time I went to the Mac counter it was a horrible experience! Just bad customer service sadly ๐Ÿ™

  421. Nicole says:

    what collection are you most looking forward to right now? I’m finding it difficult to get excited for the ones I’ve seen so far.

  422. Dani says:

    Spent the weekend doing chores…now enjoying some sangria !

  423. Brenda says:

    Loved your recent tutorials!

  424. Judy says:

    Discovering all kinds of Olympic sports this weekend! Water polo anyone??

  425. Dominique says:

    Spent my weekend working and doing my sister’s hair. Can’t wait to go to sleep

  426. Jenny says:

    Yay for long weekends!

  427. Janet says:

    I had a great weekend; hope you did too!

  428. Vanessa says:

    I love MAC! I recently bought the lipstick in ravishing from there!!Love

  429. S says:

    Shortest I’ve ever cut my hair was a pixie cut. I loved it! I have long hair now, which I do love, but sometimes I wish I had short hair again.. not ready to make the plunge again yet though ๐Ÿ˜‰
    S recently posted … Weekend Link Love!

  430. Jess L says:

    Stuck at work, in serious need of some Starbucks!

  431. Brandy says:

    The shortest I have cut my hair was up to my collar bone and before I cut it, it was down to my hips!!!! But ya I didn’t regret because I wanted to cut it really bad so I did it!!! And when the lady was fi finished cutting my hair it felt so light and I just kept playing with it I was just so happy but that was like 2 years ago lol

  432. Allison says:

    The last time I went to Mac I can’t remember it was so long ago lol but I do remember the last thing I bought it was the angel lipstick such a great lipstick love it!!!รฎล’ยจรฎล’ยจรฎล’ยจ

  433. Allison says:

    The last time I went to Mac was so long ago but the last thing I bought from there was the angel lipstick it is such an amazing lipstick!!

  434. Bethany says:

    We celebrated my son’s 3rd birthday on Friday!

  435. Anna says:

    Party with friends… and a little dancing

  436. Lynn says:

    Would you believe my first trip to the MAC counter was this weekend? I decided it was finally time to buy an eye shadow brush, already, instead of using the tiny little foam things that may or may not come with the shadow. The 239 is now mine, and I loooove it.

  437. Luciana Luz says:

    So excited about my recent Tarte purchases!

  438. Patricia says:

    On a quest for better health and weight loss!

  439. Deirdre says:

    I just moved and need to treat myself to a little skin pick me up — $50 could come in oh so handy! XO
    Deirdre recently posted … Big Week, New Beginnings

  440. Anna says:

    I love the Olympics!

  441. Julia says:

    Olympics!!! Love Michael phelps!!

  442. Karen M. says:

    I’m really enjoying the olympics

  443. Sheila says:

    need to catch up on the olympics – for some reason i’m not into it as much as I usually am, this year.

  444. I am 7 shadows in to my first MAC palette! WOO!

  445. kirsten says:

    cant stop watching the olympics! i really wanted oscar from south africa to win a medal in the 400m race!

  446. rashmi says:

    one really funny incident i wanted to share : my son is fussy eater , there was some function few days back in his school and it was too late by the time we finished everything ,.So we headed to nearby restaurant and ordered our food . For him we ordered kids combo but my son refused to eat anything , saying … “i dont like food here , mamma cooks the BESTTT” and me and hubby laughed hard , how easy it is for kids to fool us na ?? by this he was easily escaped and made us happy too with his one liners .
    Kids i tell you …
    rashmi recently posted … To my friend I do care !!!

  447. Nicole says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC in sooo long, last time was around new years to pick up azalea blossom. Sephora’s been monopolizing my beauty dollars this year…

  448. jamie says:

    Cant wait for next weekend. Taking our boy to universal studios!

  449. Madelynn says:

    I just went to my best friend’s first ever house warming party! I’m so proud of her.

  450. Randi says:


    Love you guys. xo

  451. Molly says:

    So I don’t know about anyone else here, but I am LOVING chartreuse right now. I see it everywhere! Especially chartreuse and gold jewelry, droooooool.

  452. rosemarie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  453. Rozae says:

    It was Monica Bellucci’s ad for docle&cabana, that made me cut my hair like her’s. And I never had this so short but I totally rock it with curls!

  454. Jenn P says:

    Must…..Resist…..MAC! Every time I go near that counter it’s always “to look.” Next thing I know my pocket book is $50 lighter and I have a bag full of goodies! It’s like shopping amnesia! You walk out in a daze like “Wait, what just happened? Oh MAC.”

  455. Ari garcia says:

    Hello….I never been on a MAC counter :'(….I really would love to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  456. Hali says:

    I haven’t been to a MAC counter in a month. Prior to that, at least 3+ months. I live at least 1.5 hours away and I hate going to Louisiana locations because the girls are usually rude. Jackson, MS ladies are always awesome. I actually back 2 mac and got Snob ๐Ÿ™‚

    But hey, I have a cremesheen and longwear creme lippie arriving tomorrow. Online shopping is my favorite!

  457. Aarti says:

    Having curly hair, I always want to go super short but am always afraid I’m just gonna look a mess. I shall have to brave next time!

  458. Camille says:

    Hello! Since we moved to the desert, I have only worn make up twice. It’s too dang hot to wear make up! I’ll muster up the effort to put on my face, but I don’t know when that will happen. :o/

  459. LAURA says:

    Watching my late night guilty pleasure, Drop Dead Gorgeous!

  460. Kayla says:

    $50 to Sephora would be AMAZING! I don’t own any high end makeup but have been wanting some for soo long! This would be great to win! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very into makeup and beauty and skincare! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just started!

  461. Jennifer Caster says:

    I love the Olympics. Gymnastics are my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜€

  462. Carolyn N. says:

    Celebrated the boyfriend and my 2nd anniversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  463. You know what’s weird? I’ve never been to a MAC counter. I bought stuff from Blogger’s obsessions online and received the rest I own (not much) as gifts. I’m desperately trying to find out my foundation shade though so I’m going soon!

  464. Bonnie says:

    It wasn’t a counter, but I was in a MAC store in the (gigantic) West Edmonton Mall when I was in Canada last week.

  465. Rene Groyer says:

    Had a relaxing weekend by visiting my parents who had home backed scones for tea.Then I went to the French film festival and saw a wonderful movie called Chicken with Plums.It was so sad it made my 15 year old son and myself cry.After the movie we then had fantastic fish and chips at a very good restaurant .To top this off I did some shopping at the supermarket and bought yummy strawberries.

  466. Mary says:

    The last time I visited a MAC counter, I was impressed by the woman’s ability to understand my color-babble. “Hello, I’m looking for a matte red lipstick. I want it to be darker red, not really bright pin-up red, but not burgundy that has too much purple in it. Understand?” She immediately went for Viva Glam 1 and it’s AWESOME.

  467. Sophie says:

    I really want to win so that I can buy that new lorac pro palette

  468. Avery says:

    This would be great for a future college student!

  469. Melissa says:

    Over the weekend all I did research new beauty products,fall trends, and hang out with my boyfriend.

  470. Lorraine ER says:

    I really want the UD Smoked palette but can’t afford it right now so I’m crossing my fingers and toes that I win!

  471. Jennifer Yao says:

    A little frustrated over Canada-US Women’s Soccer Semifinal.
    Oh, and my birthday is coming up and I want to treat myself to some new Sephora goodies. So excited.

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