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

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

G’morning and happy CAT-urday! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here in Marin County. The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky, and I have a great big cup of coffee by my side. Hot — just like the spread Tabs did in Playcat a few years back. ๐Ÿ™‚


I don’t have much on my plate today. Nothing exciting, at least. Just some housework, laundry (it never ends!), a workout and my grocery shopping. I’ve been totally on a cooking show kick lately, especially Giada at Home and America’s Test Kitchen, so I have all these ideas for meals I’d like to try.

I’m almost done with Angelfall, that young adult book with the fallen angels in it. Turned out to be pretty darn good. If time permits, I might also take another crack at that purple smokey eye from Make Up For Ever’s fall campaign.

Hope your weekend got off to a good start. Before you click away, have you entered this weekend’s Sephora eGift card giveaway? If you win it’s $50. Enough for a well-deserved treat.

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, do you like cooking shows? Who’s your current celebrity crush? What’s one beauty product that’s always in your purse? Did you wear braces? How often do you wear blush? What’s your stance on bronzer? — 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 12, 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 Elizabeth! Congratulations, Elizabeth! 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. Chloe says:

    I love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ashley Miller says:

    Never had braces!

  3. Chelsey says:

    I always have deodorant in my purse.. hey, living in So Cal, you never know when you’ll need it.

  4. Nika says:

    I’ve always wanted to love bronzer, I still do want to, but sadly I just can’t seem to make it work for my face shape :/

  5. Stephanie Y says:

    Watching last day of Olympics…kinda sad it’s over.

  6. musical says:

    Sephora better launch another T-money collection, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it :).

  7. I wear blush every time I wear makeup, because I find just a pinch of it makes my cheeks way more sculpted!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eyes and Lips Review

  8. Roxanne says:

    I’m soo excited that Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is getting the graphic novel treatment. Ugh. November. Get here!

  9. Toby says:

    I love cooking shows, but unfortunately, they make me hungry… & I’m a terrible cook, besides. >:

  10. Clementine says:

    Karen, thanks for the chance to win!
    My must-have beauty product is sunscreen and I always keep some in my purse.

  11. I always wear blush (if I’m wearing makeup) – it’s just about my favorite product!
    Emi at Project Swatch recently posted … Inglot Soft Precision Eyeliner in 28 Review, Swatches, Photos

  12. Rosa says:

    I don’t wear bronzer bc I never use it the right way.

  13. Carolyn N. says:

    I remember during freshman year, my friends and I were always watching the food network. lol

  14. stephanie shelton says:

    Hi Karen & Tabs! I would luh-luh-love a sephora gift card…hint hint. Your Saturday sounds perfectly mellow! I should be doing laundry/grocery shopping but I can’t seem to stop watching Olympic rhythmic gymnastic finals. Celeb crush? Ryan Renolds! I can’t live without my MAC lipgloss in pinkarat always in purse, I wore braces twice (still bitter about it), I wear blush every day but only wear bronzer after a beach trip.

  15. Lisa Brown says:

    I love matte blush.

  16. Crystal says:

    I wore braces for 3 years in high school. They were a pain ….. LITERALLY !

  17. Jahmaiah says:

    W mag, knitting books laundry almost folded, pleasant Saturday afternoon

  18. Joyce says:

    I’ve hauled a few things from Tarte when they had their 30% off sale and a lot of Urban Decay’s reformulated eyeshadows. I really need to stop buying eyeshadows, but I just can’t resist the gorgeous metallic finish. *sigh

  19. Amanda says:

    I never wore braces but I wish I had!

  20. quimerula says:

    I’m wearing braces right now!

  21. ashleigh says:

    I hate bronzer I don’t think I can ever pull it off, I love benetint I try to use it everyday. I always have Mac cremesheen in richer lusher in my purse and Korres pomegranate lip butter in my purse

  22. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’ve never had braces.

  23. Christina says:

    Woohoo! Paying for classes…

  24. nicole says:

    i love your blog, it keeps me updated on new products!!

  25. Agata says:

    Hey Karen,
    Saturday means I am working of course…

    You remember I am sure that i have a blush obsession so I wear it every time I put make up on…I am not a fan of bronzers but I do add some highlighter on the top of my cheeks. Currently MAC Superb is my favorite.

    Have a great weekend!

  26. Lori says:

    i’m a teacher and the school year is about to start. talk about stress!

  27. Jess says:

    Always have lipstick in my purse, always!

  28. Nikki A says:

    Revlon lip butter is always in my bag lately, along with something for oil – blotting paper, mattifier, or pressed powder

  29. Katrin says:

    I love cooking shows. You get so many new good ideas and it is so much fun to try new recipes.

  30. marisol says:

    Celebrity crush would be Ryan Hurst from Sons of Anarchy.

  31. Comma F*cker says:

    I just transferred two prescriptions online. Behold the power of the internets!

  32. Abby says:

    I love cooking shows. The Barefoot Contessa is my favorite. I also love Tyler Florence, back when he did “Tyler’s Ultimate.”

  33. Bethany says:

    Finally bought the Urban Decay smokey palette! Love it…can’t wait to try out some of the smokey eye looks.

  34. Tia N says:

    Once I fall in love with a certain blush, I’ll wear it everyday!

  35. Angela says:

    I was the first kid in my class to wear braces and I thought they were so cool.

  36. Jessie says:

    There’s this cooking show called Bitchin’ Kitchen. It’s…really out there. I get a huge kick out of it.

  37. Mai says:

    I’m trying out a new mascara – fingers crossed that it doesn’t smudge on me!

  38. Katrina says:

    I just got done pinning a whole bunch of recipes on pinterest so it’s time I get some lunch in my tummy!

  39. Ivy says:

    I don’t like bronzer, but I always wear a touch of blush whenever I do my makeup.

  40. Hannah S. says:

    Summer seems to be just starting for the PNW XD

  41. jordan says:

    blush doesn’t really work for me, unless it is super super pale and light, and i used to like brozner but I dont think it works for me anymore, i’m more of a highlighter person

  42. Nicole says:

    I enjoy just a touch of bronzer to slim the face!

  43. Alison says:

    I LOVE cooking shows, I feel like I could watch them all day if left to my own devices. I have to say, I’m not a great cook, but it has certainly made me more creative in the kitchen!

  44. Karin says:

    I ALWAYS carry my MAC tinted lip conditioners with me (Petting Pink and Coquettish Clarice) – it’s a must have for me! Blush I wear on an everyday basis to give a nice flush of color and to brighten up my face. I don’t wear bronzer because it just doesn’t work for me.

  45. aubrie says:

    I never had braces but I wish I had. My husband keeps telling me I could get them now, but I almost wonder what the point is. I’d rather spend that money on lasik surgery.

  46. Neha says:

    I hate to cook..and hence, I can’t even stand cooking shows..but I cook very well.. :)…now, since I am travelling to India very soon, I won’t even need to know where the kitchen is…I have such a huge family..i wear blush everyday…and I am content being a human…the lines “bronze goddess” are not for current celebrity crush is Sonam Kapoor…I love love the way she dresses..!And yeah about braces-never ever… :).. Thanks Karen for the giveaway…this is my last chance to win this ecard before I travel to India…

  47. MissMeredithM says:

    I love your blog! Your reviews are always excellent.

    PS Mascara and lash curler are ALWAYS in my purse ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. Jessica says:

    I think I’m still trying to master the right way to apply bronzed-I really like it but always feel like I don’t know where to put it!

  49. Emily says:

    I love America’s Test Kitchen.

  50. Cindy N. says:

    I love Iron Chef America!!

  51. Liz says:

    I’m obsessed with Dior’s Golden Savannah eyeshadow palette. I really hope Sephora gets it.

  52. Sheila says:

    had braces as a teenager (forced my parents into getting them for me because every other kid had them – even though my teeth were mostly straight). that reminds me, i need to wear my retainer more regularly!

  53. Christine says:

    I’m finding I can’t leave the house without blush on. Its what makes me look like I’m actually awake.

  54. Ginelle says:

    So glad its the weekend, but i’m a little upset the olympics end this tomorrow = /

  55. onegreatsmile says:

    I got brunette hair dye on my mom’s white carpet. I’m so screwed. (It didn’t come out even with good housekeeping’s stain removal tips).

  56. lwu says:

    love sephora- thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Brooke says:

    I am obsessed with cooking shows. I watch Food network and Cooking channel quite a bit. My favorite show is Good Eats. Love the mix of food and science…. Plus Alton is a total hottie!

  58. Vnssa906 says:

    Enjoying my Saturday … Eating nutella out the container with my fingers, catching up on my google reader, watching the hubs play call of duty.

  59. Soo says:

    I love/hate cooking shows. on the one hand, it’s really interesting to how creative people can be with foods, but I want a bite of everything! I heard recently that there is a legally blind woman on Master Chef who is actually quite talented, which I think is pretty cool.

    I’ve had braces twice, wear a retainer every night, and my teeth still move ๐Ÿ™
    it was such an ordeal to get them the first time around because my teeth are rather large. I had to get four adult teeth removed before braces, then later on had all four wisdom teeth that needed removal as well. teeth problems were the bane of my existence when I was younger!
    Soo recently posted … NOTD — Blue Gradient Fishnets

  60. Chris25 says:

    I like green grapes.

  61. Hazel says:

    Got a paper due on Monday and I’m not even halfway done yet! Gaah! Have a great weekend, everyone!

  62. TwirlyGirly says:

    Love that you’re a cat person, too. I lost my beloved Ebenezer this week – he was 19 years old (older than my daughter!) and so we had a lot of history together. Very sad, of course. Take good care of that “Tabs” of yours and cherish every minute you have with him! Here’s my tweet link:

  63. kelly m says:

    I miss my baby kitty Beanie who just passed away ๐Ÿ™

  64. Tricia says:

    I wore braces. My children are now following in my footsteps! Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. About to watch the last day of the Olympics esp the Track and Field segment.

  66. Sarah says:

    I love cooking shows! Anything Top Chef, Chopped, and Around the World in 80 Plates are my favorites.

  67. auroragyps says:

    My newest celebrity crush is Lex Medlin who plays Judge Owen French on Drop Dead Diva. I just think he’s super cute & I love the way he plays the character. I still have yet to see anything else of his work. The funny thing is, Drop Dead Diva is the kind of show I usually do not watch, but I actually really like it and Lex.

  68. Laura H says:

    I ALWAYS have at least two lip pies in my purse. One nude, one bright.

  69. Yuri says:

    I started wearing blush about a month ago

  70. Michelle says:

    I never wear blush- no matter how light a dusting any MUA places on my face, I look really clownish! ๐Ÿ™

  71. Kristi says:

    Blush is a daily beauty product for me – don’t leave home without it on! I enjoy cooking shows – watching often jumpstarts the creative juices flowing for something to be made in the kitchen.

  72. Melissa says:

    Hi Karen! I hope you, Tabs, and your Hubby are having a great weekend!
    I just discovered the wonders of bronzer. I use to shy away from that and blush because I’ve seen them both applied horribly. I realized you don’t have to cake it on. You can look natural, but better, when you wear bronzer or blush or both together.

    My current celebrity crush is Jeremy Renner. He’s a good looking, talented actor, that you could take about makeup with. What’s more to love? I also have always loved Robert Downey Jr.

    I tweeted about the giveaway here

  73. Sophie says:

    Wheee I love these ๐Ÿ™‚ So sad that the Olympics will be over soon!

  74. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    Just baked a chocolate cake for my husband!

  75. Michelle says:

    Happy Saturday! My one thing that I always keep in my purse is lip balm, it drives me crazy to not have anything on my lips. Also, my newest celeb crush is that guy from This Means War, Warrior, Inception & The Dark Knight Rises. I have to learn his name lol

  76. Lydia L says:

    My celebrity crush was Larenz Tate!!!…. Think about the movie “Love Jones!”…enough said.

  77. KPrice says:

    I need blush every day. Otherwise I look way too pale. I’m always on the lookout for the perfect blush though. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway – have a good weekend.

  78. Kate says:

    I never really saw the point of blush, being of the fair-skinned rosy-cheeked variety, but somewhere between college and starting a full-time job some years ago, I realized there were some days I legitimately needed a good pick-me-up in the face. And now I don’t leave the house without at least a dusting of Dandelion or Sugarbomb. ๐Ÿ™‚ On the days I really need it, Tarte’s Flush is AMAZING and puts life back on my face. That should be good, right? Of course not. Now I’ve started getting into NARS blushes (I’ve always been in love with Orgasm and its lovely glow). Amour and Outlaw have been added to my collection and I have to say…they’re lovely. NARS’ formula is just fantastic.

  79. Valerie says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’ve never had braces. I enjoy cooking shows but never have the opportunity to watch them; don’t have enough time for tv.

    I LOVE blush. NARS is obviously my favorite but I also like Tarte, MAC, and Benefit. I recently started playing with bronzer. As an NC42 its hard to find a good one. I like Too Faced Chocolate Soliel.

  80. Karen M. says:

    I love cooking shows!

  81. Melissa says:

    Blush is my kryptonite! I fall to my knees and break out my wallet every time.

  82. Emily says:

    I have no money for makeup! poor me!

  83. Clara Nghe says:

    I wore braces for 3 years. I just got it off a month ago.

  84. *praying to the make-up gods for a sephora gift card*
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review: Maybelline Fit Me foundation

  85. Eliza says:

    As soon as you posted about the book Angelfall the other day, I downloaded it and read it immediately that night and the following day. It was so good! Thanks for posting about it!

  86. MJ says:

    Always have my Revlon lip butter in pink truffle on me :3

  87. Julie says:

    Love reading your blog. Whenever I am in the market for new cosmetics, I check out your product reviews! They are invaluable :).

  88. Melissa F says:

    My long time celebrity crush is Channing Tatum.

  89. Ester Y says:

    I’ve been cooking more lately, as well.. one of my favorite blogs to reference is, even if i follow recipes to a T, my food never ever turns out right!! very frustrating!!

    oh and for blush…ALWAYS! always, always, always, ALWAYS! i look dead without it!

  90. Lulle says:

    I had braces for, like, 4 years, and my teeth are still not aligned perfectly well… I hated it so much!! It almost gave me a dentist phobia… aah being a teenager sucked sometimes.

    I wear blush whenever I do any makeup at all, which is usually almost everyday.
    Lulle recently posted … Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain vs. Clinique Chubby Stick: the battle!

  91. sweeks1980 says:

    I always have at least one lip balm in my purse.

    I like some cooking shows – my favorites are “Good Eats” reruns and anything hosted by Nigella Lawson ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. jen. says:

    I had braces three times. I’ve had pretty much every dental procedure ever, though (except for having a tooth pulled, thank goodness!).

  93. Tiffanie says:

    I just got the new Guerlain lipstick/gloss/stain! Love it!

  94. mrsshukra says:

    Watching old Quantum leap episodes today!

  95. tiffany says:

    I love me some johnny Depp and Matthew mcconaughey

  96. leetal says:

    i had braces and while it wasn’t pretty and grateful because i had a really awful mouth. they wanted me to do surgery to fix my overbite and that’s when i said no way… so i have straight teeth but an overbite. not a big deal at all. a little character never hurt anyone.

  97. Melodyy says:

    I love cooking shows ๐Ÿ™‚ Food Network is one of my favorite channels. I always have a lip product (Jack Black Lip Balm). I used to wear braces, one of the worst times of my life..

  98. Amy Chamberlain says:

    do you like cooking shows? Yes, Love the Barefoot Contessa, she makes everything look so simple.
    Whoรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs your current celebrity crush? Lara Spencer
    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs one beauty product thatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs always in your purse? Lip Gloss
    Did you wear braces? No
    How often do you wear blush? Always
    Whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs your stance on bronzer? It’s better than tanning

  99. Lynn says:

    hmm.. i haven’t worn blush in awhile. i have some cream and powder but i never used the cream because it comes off so bright on my face, i totally wasted a lot of money on that. Now i’m too lazy to put on anything beyond foundation. If i win i would use it to buy skin care, because I want to have a fresh face look.

  100. LauraA says:

    Definitely had braces. Not a lot of fun and my teeth shifted afterward again. Kinda not worth it.

    Thank you for another great giveaway opportunity Karen!

  101. Denise says:

    I always have several lip products in my purse. Gloss, balm, lipstick. I hardly use them, but I always carry them just in case. I’m not sure what “in case” is. Some kind of lip emergency I guess. lol

    • Barbara says:

      I always carry several lip products in my purse. A lip balm I put on multiple times everyday , lip gloss I hardly ever wear, and a lipstick “for special occasions”.
      I also have a pressed powder which I never use except for the mirror.

  102. Krista Payne says:

    Love me some Sephora and your blog!

  103. Kate & Zena says:

    I’m going bowling with my MC friends!

  104. Alison says:

    I really only wear bronzer as a contour, not all over.

  105. S says:

    Celebrity crushes… mmm, currently I’m loving Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Marina Diamandis!
    S recently posted … SOTD: Indiependence Day by One Hand Washes the Other

  106. Michelle says:

    I won’t go anywhere without lipgloss! Even if I’m running late and forget it, I always run back into the house to grab it.

  107. Mary says:

    Ugh, I NEVER get to wear blush! It’s no fair. ๐Ÿ™ I have rosacea so unless I lay on the liquid foundation in multiple layers, I’m always flushed. Some of my friends have told me it’s fantastic because they hate putting on blush to get that flushed look. My problem is that mine isn’t the adorable just-on-the-apple-of-my-cheeks kind of flush, it’s the “I put on blush really heavy then it rained so it’s streaming down the sides of my mouth” flush. And forget doing anything more strenuous than walking a block or two, the second I start building up my heart rate, I look like I have a fever.

  108. tabby says:

    Could really use a pick-me-up. I always wind up spending my store gift cards on my husband & son. Would love to win this one so I wouldn’t get coaxed into spending it on someone else!! lol

  109. Rachel says:

    I wear blush every day, but I just can’t figure out bronzer! Where do I put it? Do I want it to be seen, or is it something I need to blend, blend, blend? I’m a complete bronzer newb! LOL

  110. Theresa says:

    The one product I always have in my purse is eyeliner. I love that stuff.

  111. Julie says:

    I love blush, but it’s the one product I always forget about applying in the morning. I should wear it more often because I’m quite pale.

  112. Megan says:

    I rarely use bronzer only because I’m so pale and I end up looking dirty instead of tan.

  113. Janelle says:

    The only cooking show I watch is Pioneer Woman. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! Try to stay cool on this heatwave weekend!

    • Barbara says:

      OMG! I didn’t know the Pioneer Woman had a cooking show. I’ve read her books and must check this out! I learn about so much more than makeup from this blog.

  114. Susie says:

    My current celebrity crush is Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad. His combination of pathos and charisma is hard to resist and I always want to give him a hug! Great actor!

  115. Amanda says:

    I need a new foundation but can’t decide which to get next! I’m interested in the new Urban Decay Naked Skin, Tarte Amazonian Clay or Chanel Lumineire…
    Amanda recently posted … FOTD Serious Business

  116. Zoey says:

    Eric from True Blood

  117. Jackie says:

    Have a wonderful day(:

  118. LaToya says:

    HIYA, Karen! I have been following Tabs the Cat (and you, of course) for quite some time. My husband is always wondering where my fascination with makeup and beauty products comes from and I would have to say that it has been cultivated by you! LOL. Yours was the first beauty blog I ever read and I am still a loyal reader today! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. I love cooking shows especially Giada!
    Krystle (Baking Beauty) recently posted … Best Beauty Blog Posts This Week!

  120. Emelie says:

    tomorrow is my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Ali says:

    I love cooking shows! And I had braces.

  122. Katrina says:

    I’m moving! Wearing the brightest pink lipstick I could find (Sephora cream lip stain in Strawberry Kissed) to make the job a little more pleasant ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. E. says:

    I’ve only started to wear bronzer over the last year or so – I use it for contouring.

    Happy weekend!

  124. Lily says:

    I love tinted lip balms, because they look so natural.

  125. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    I have a little girl.
    I follow you on twitter (@cameliaadriana)
    I tweeted :
    Thank you

  126. Elin says:

    Wore braces. Need them again.

  127. Cindy says:

    I’d really like to try the new Urban deacy foundation!

  128. Karen S. says:

    I wear bronzer as blush. I wore braces and two of my kids wore braces.

  129. nicolle says:

    i love cooking shows too, but they always make me so hungry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Amanda says:

    Hi Tabs! *waves*

  131. Mandy says:

    I enjoy the pictures in your blog!

  132. Nora says:

    Yup, had braces! ughhhhh

  133. Danielle says:

    Is it sad that I’m worrying that summer is close to ending because I haven’t worn all my bright lipsticks and nail polishes yet?

  134. Brandy says:

    I love Rachel ray she was the best but now I think she has her own talking show right? But ya she the best l

  135. Brandy says:

    I love Rachel ray she was the best but now I think she has her own talking show right? But ya she is the best!!!!รฎล’ยชรฎล’ยจรฎล’ยจ

  136. Kelly says:

    Watching Taboo on Nat Geo – love this show!

  137. Blair says:

    Thanks for such a great blog! Love your unsung hero articles ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. I don’t have braces and I never thought I’d say this, but I REALLY want them! I was so stupid–after years of having braces in middle school, I had *perfect* teeth (sigh…I miss them so) but being the dummy that I am, I proceeded to wear my retainer once after getting them off and then never wore them again. Now, after my wisdom teeth have mostly grown in, they’ve pushed all my teeth forward–mainly my bottom ones. So i’ve got some gnarly crooked bottom teeth and a pretty bad overbite on top :/ I REALLY really want to get them fixed. WHYYY are braces so expensive!!!!

  139. Janet says:

    Hi Karen! Ok, here’s my current list of celebrity crushes: Chris Hemsworth, Sam Worthington, JEREMY RENNER (just recently) and Keifer Sutherland (for eva!) LOL! Have a great weekend!

  140. BooBooNinja says:

    Sitting here by the window with my Dad @ Aunt, eating fresh veggie steamed buns. Happy Caturday, Karen!

  141. Joy says:

    Ill be downloading that book ASAP!

  142. lori says:

    I wear bronzer almost every day, as long as it’s a matte bronzer. I don’t do shimmer.

  143. Verena says:

    Hi there Karen & Tabs!
    First of all: Karen, I love your blog although you were the reason my wallet gets slimmer and slimmer and my makeup drawer cabinet flows over with stuff…. In that cabinet, you can find a couple of blushes, my alltime favourite is benefits coralista! Bronzerwise I’m also a benefit girl: Hoola, cause it’s neither leaning too warm nor too cold, I don’t use it everyday though!
    My celebrity crush is Adam Rodriguez of CSI Miami, good Lord, he is SO hot, grrrrr!!
    Have a great Sunday and keep up the great work!
    Hugs, Verena

  144. Jessica says:

    I love cooking shows! I really like Nadia G from Bitchin Kitchen! I also like watching people compete like on MasterChef! Thanks for the opportunity to win !

  145. Rose says:

    I wear blush everyday. I don’t watch cooking shows, but I like fashion shows.

  146. Janet says:

    I love cooking shows as well! Giada & America’s Test Kitchen are two of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. PS says:

    No crush, but dang…. Ryan lochte and some of the other olympic swimmers…. Hello!?! Nice abs!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. Soo Jin says:

    Hey Karen! I went to watch Bourne Legacy this morning at 9:30AM! I didn’t even know that the theater opened that early! Anyway, I really liked it! Have you seen it yet??

  149. Hillary says:

    I love watching Giada!

  150. Amanda says:

    I love watching “Chopped”! Except it always makes me hungry lol.

  151. Michelle L says:

    My kitty is waiting for his breakfast!

  152. Natalie says:

    I LOVE cooking shows. I particularly love to watch them at the gym. ๐Ÿ˜€

  153. Chrissy Lee says:

    Hi Karen , just eating lunch and stopping by your site like I do everyday. Nice giveaway hope I win!

  154. Chrissy Lee says:

    I read your blog everyday!

  155. Amber M. says:

    I love to rock some awesome rainbow eyeliner. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your blog

  156. Stephpolk82 says:

    I love blush and bronzer! I wear blush pretty much everyday.

  157. Lydia says:

    I love cooking shows!

  158. Caitlin says:

    I always have my Maybeline baby lips in my bag ๐Ÿ™‚ must have!

  159. Rochelle Ramos says:

    hopefully i win this, it would be an awesome birthday present for me (tomorrow i turn 23) i love to try maybelline’s baby lips… i love giada de laurentiis & bobby flay & guy fieri ๐Ÿ˜‰ diners, drive ins and dives is my favorite show!

  160. Chanelle says:

    Current celebrity crush? Christian from the Australiian show Dance Academy! It’s a bit cheesy, but I love it anyway.

  161. Katie says:

    Hi Karen – I love your blog. Hmmmmm, celebrity crushes are as follows: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (just all around yums), Matt Smith (aDORKable), Aaron Paul (LOVE his voice), Ken Jeong (can we say funny), Byung-hun Lee (awesome actor and he is just delish), Kenichi Matsuyama (L – enough said), lead singer Pasha from Ungu (his voice breaks my heart), Gerard Way (my goth boy forever and ever), and Dominic Purcell (my dreamy muscle man). I know, I know….a strange mix of dudes, but I truly LUST after them all!!!!!!

  162. Kristin Robbie says:

    I think I’m married to Man VS Food. My husband’s dream job would be to work for Diners, Drive Ins and Dives! I love makeup as much as he loves food. I am always looking for my next favourite mascara.

  163. Becky says:

    I am so sad.

  164. Chelsea says:

    Karen, if you were only permitted to wear one brand of makeup for the next year, which brand would you choose?


  165. Jane says:

    love your blog!

  166. Daniella says:

    I wish I could wear blush better, my skin is so ruddy so it looks ridiculous to add blush on top of ruddiness. I really do love pinky golds and peachy gold shades so some days I try to do a really good job concealing the redness and add a tiny bit of blush.

  167. NeenaJ says:

    I have an on-again, off-again relationship with cooking shows. Currently, I’m in the off phase but, I did catch some if Rick Bayless’s show on PBS last week and it was awesome.

  168. Vanessa F says:

    I love wearing just a little blush. I don’t like the very heavy blush on me but a little just finishes off my makeup.

  169. Icequeen81 says: twitter link

    I do wear blush almost everyday. If I am leaving the house of course. The fab item I don’t leave with is my blush.

  170. Sara says:

    I finally found Pukka tea at my local supermarket! I’m so excited to finally try it after seeing the yummy pictures on your blog. ๐Ÿ˜€

  171. April says:

    I’m testing out Tarte Airbrush Marajuca Bouncy Blush in Shimmering Poppy…whew…long the moment. So far I really like the color. They say it’s like a cream blush version of Amused. Loving it so far.

  172. Sonja says:

    READ IT EVERYDAY !!!! :)))

  173. Alykat says:

    Hey Karen!

    I think your blog is fabulous! Actually, so does Charcoal (Char Char)! We are both big fans of you and Tabs!! I think they would be great fashionista friends! Our favorite item would have to be Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliner in perversion. Char can’t resist a good cat eye. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fabulous weekend!!

  174. Jaa Maurer says:

    I love watching cooking show !!!!

  175. Julia says:

    I have braces now ๐Ÿ™

  176. Evelyn says:

    I like cooking shows only if they are about desserts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  177. Alix says:

    Always lip balm in my purse.

  178. Shauna says:

    Sephora = awesome

  179. Andrea says:

    karen, have you reviewed the kat von d line? i really wanna try her new foundation!

  180. Katie says:

    Yes, I love cooking shows! I have to avoid them because, when I’m watching, I just end up thinking about how much I want all the drool-worthy food RIGHT at that moment. I love Giada and Nigella’s shows.

  181. Lora says:

    I’m sitting here reading your blog and all of the sudden my front door swings open….in walks my 13 yr old from his trip to the store up the street. It’s times like this that I don’t mind having a teenager….other times, it’s war LOL

  182. Lora S. says:

    I can’t believe I’m cooking on a Saturday night. It’s been a while. This should be good ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. terry says:

    i’m eating passionfruit macarons yummmmmmmmmmmm…=DDD

  184. aradhana says:

    i love cooking shows, EXCEPT when they feature the chefs who authored my favourite cookbooks! a strange thing, but i can’t stand to watch nigella lawson or jamie oliver’s shows!

  185. Suzanne says:

    I love cooking shows, even though I don’t do much real cooking (massive lack of time). Watching them makes me feel as if I’m doing some real cooking, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  186. Ris says:

    I wore braces for 3 years or so. I do not miss them. Not even a little. ๐Ÿ˜€

  187. Lindsay S. says:

    its one of my personal goals in life to have a cat like Tabs.

  188. blkrox says:

    Love me some Jeremy Renner, mmmmmmmmmm!

  189. Hannah says:

    I’ve lately fallen in love with bronzer. My collection is growing rapidly! Favorites are Lush’s Charisma skin tint, Hard Candy Tropics baked bronzer, and NYC Sunny powder for contouring.

  190. Kate Williamson says:


  191. Elizabeth says:

    I think you need to share the picture of Tabs in Playcat. Funny stuff.

  192. Stephanie says:

    I used to watch cooking shows like crazy. And then they cancelled Good Eats. And I stopped watching Food Network. ๐Ÿ™

  193. Edna Maldonado says:

    I love to wear blush is my fave! Can’t live with out it.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  194. Krista D says:

    I like older cooking shows where the host actually cooked. Nowadays it seems like they do little cooking and lots of party prepping or guest interviews.

  195. Judy says:

    I love the food network. when there’s nothing specific I want to watch I always turn to the food network. I can watch it all day that it’s actually not healthy…haha

  196. Deanna G. says:

    I did have braces.

  197. Yesennia Rodriguez says:


  198. Erica says:

    If I won I feel like I would probably save it until Black Friday because Sephora has crazy great sales for Black Friday(:

  199. Ryan Lochte is my current celebrity crush. I just wrote about it on my blog too! Such a hottie.

    I went to Sephora today and experienced really great customer service (had to return the Clinique BB cream because it wasn’t good).

  200. Rachel B. says:

    Had a great road trip with hubby doo today.

  201. Amy D. says:

    Watchin’ Harry Potter…. Oh yeah!

  202. Amy Z says:

    I’m actually looking for a “touch-up” kit that I can carry around in my purse that has concealer, highlighter, lip/cheek color, and eyeliner. i’ll probably have to put one together myself…

  203. nelle says:

    I always have lipgloss in my purse and pants pocket, and if i forget I buy a replacement. I have a gloss addiction, LOL!

  204. sam says:

    i’ve been looking for a new moisturizer for my birthday this month! love your blog and love tabs.

  205. Anna says:

    Moving to LA in a week o.O

  206. Miriam says:

    Heading to NYC on Thursday for a makeup shopping spree! Woot woot!

  207. April says:

    I’m so sad the Olympics are almost over!!

  208. Sydney Durr says:

    can’t wait to watch the olympics closing ceremonies!!!

  209. Amanda B says:

    i’m really, really sad the olympics are coming to a close!

  210. Candice says:

    Got twitter for these giveaways each week…was trying to resist it for awhile

  211. virginie says:

    I just made a tiramisu! Who wants some ;-))?

  212. Rebekah says:

    I had braces and they took them off too early. Now I still have spacing and my orthodontist says he can’t see anything……….

  213. chanty says:

    what does winner will be announced here mean?

  214. Sara P. says:

    I love cooking shows!!

  215. I had a retainer but never braces.


  216. Lori says:

    I love cooking competition shows more than mere cooking shows. My favorites are Iron Chef Amerca and Cupcake Wars.

  217. Holly says:

    I love blush and own several different colors. However, I’ve never been able to get into bronzer.

  218. Lisa says:

    Cooking shows are getting old. Getting recipes off of blogs are more interesting. I trust the blogger, the recipes always come out food.


  219. Liz! says:

    I love cooking shows! The hubs and I are addicted to Master Chef!

  220. jess says:

    I like Pandas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  221. Melissa says:

    I love cooking shows and always keep a gloss stick in my purse

  222. Melissa says:

    OMG, just watched season 4 of doctor who and cried my eyes out, best show ever but it hurts so much to love.

  223. Cristy says:

    Yesterday I left the vanity door open and I came later, forgot it was dark and hit my head so so hard! I cryed like a little girl!! :S

  224. Tatyana G says:

    I love to watch cooking shows now with my little daughter. We love Giada, Ina Garten and Paula Dean. And then we love to make up our own recipes with her.

  225. Marisa Payne says:

    I’ve had braces……twice.

  226. Amber says:

    I wear blush almost every day!

  227. Stacey S. says:

    Love your blog! I always have blotting papers, lipstick or gloss and powder for touch ups.

  228. Heidi says:

    Oh, I love cooking shows. I’ve been rather obsessed with America’s Test Kitchen lately myself!

  229. Felis says:

    I love cooking shows, but there is a special place in my heart for Chopped. YESSS.

  230. Jane says:

    It’s been a lovely Cat-erday. Now I’m sitting here with a kitty on my lap hoping I win.

  231. Kim says:

    Celebrity crush – Paul Rudd.

  232. Cynthia says:

    You must try Giada’s recipe for turkey meatloaf with feta cheese & sundried tomatoes. It is to die for!

  233. Amy says:

    I wear blush everyday, I feel so monochromatic and blah if I dont wear it!

  234. Bree says:

    Cooking shows are my favorite! I enjoy watching bitchen kitchen. It cracks me up. “how to put your mate on a diet” LOL Nadia comes up with some great themes that are such a nice refresher from “im having a fabulous dinner party for my fabulous friends.” Wish it was on now!

    Hope I win! Indulging in some make-up would make my sinus infection feel much better!!

  235. Leona says:

    Hi Karen ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’ve been on a cooking roll too. A lot of recipes are coming from Pintrest. When I watch the food network, I

  236. MelodyJ says:

    I always have lip balm and lotion in my purse.


  237. Jacqueline says:

    Yes, I love cooking shows! My favorites are Pioneer Woman, and Giada at Home.

  238. Tiffany says:

    My birthday is next Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚

  239. ann says:

    have that LM very light bronzer…onlynuse it as a blush…it is pretty peachy

  240. Lauren says:

    I HAVE to have Chapstick at all times. I keep one in every purse ๐Ÿ™‚

  241. Amie F says:

    I don’t wear bronzer but I always wear blush.

  242. Azyha says:

    I have completely fallen in love with your blog! You’re officially my new go-to beauty blog ๐Ÿ˜€

  243. Jennifer says:

    I love cooking shows ๐Ÿ™‚

  244. Anna L says:

    I love cooking shows! Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis!
    Awesome blog by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. Julianna says:

    Thanks for all your great tips! This is the first site I check in the morning!

  246. I always have blotting sheets on me. My nose tends to get shiny throughout the day.
    ashleigh walls recently posted … Shopping Saturday: Nasty Gal

  247. Stef says:

    I love competition cooking shows. Its inspiring to see what delicious concoctions the contestants make!

  248. Melissa says:

    More of a food/travel show than a cooking show, but I love Anthony Bourdane’s No Reservations. It’s always really interesting and makes me crave everything he eats.

  249. Julia says:

    I always have lip balm or travel size Vaseline in my purse! My lips get chapped super easily and chapped lips aren’t attractive on anyone!

  250. Annaham says:

    I always have lip gloss on me!

  251. Amanda G says:

    I just got a cryptic text from my coworker saying “No and sorry I didn’t mean to get you in trouble”…. now I’m terrified my boss is pissed off at me.

  252. Brittany says:

    What beautiful weather we are finally having in Chicago! I hope it lasts!

  253. Candice says:

    Tabs, I just had my 2nd fitting (wedding gown) today and finally felt excited about my wedding in November!

  254. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the contest! Yesterday night I had to get stitches so if I won it would be an appreciated change of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. im waiting for my test result! Oh my.

  256. Shelly says:

    My favorite cooking show is “Chopped!” You should watch it Karen!

  257. Lisa S. says:

    Go Sephora! Go Karen! I think I have found my HG bronzer after buying dozens for years………Josie Maran Brightening Bronzer. Can’t really say why it works so well, but it just goes on like butter! I use a big Sephora bronzer brush and voila. Contouring. Thanks for all the contests. ONe day I hope to win! Big VIP event next weekend I think….

  258. Yelena says:

    hmm i’ve really been eyeing the new tarte palette, here goes nothing… ๐Ÿ™‚

  259. mylie says:

    Celebrity crush = Jeremy Renner! XD

  260. Nicole says:

    I love blush and mascara!

  261. ceci says:

    I keep a lip color with me. Revlon’s lip butters are my favorites.

  262. Aubrey says:

    I’m so excited for the Hobbit movie to come out!! A. because it’s a great story but B. mostly for Orlando Bloom ๐Ÿ˜‰

  263. Melitina says:

    Brought new fashionable collars to my kitties today. They look fierce, heehee!

  264. keri says:

    I’m sad Tokidoki is departing Sephora ๐Ÿ™ I just bought their lip balm stain in Skeletrina and it’s amazing!! Also, Wow to Kat Von Ds lock it foundation – I haven’t tried liquid foundation in 15 years but I got a sample and my life has now changed for the better!

  265. Kimi says:

    I always carry at least one lipstick/tinted balm with me. Once I cleaned out a purse to find 10 lipsticks though!

  266. Wayne says:

    Rupert Sanders is an idiot. Plain and simple.

  267. Pam says:

    Lip balm is always in my purse.

  268. Mina says:

    I want some new brushes really really bad

  269. Rita says:

    Hi Karen! Well I have to say that most of my celebrity crushes are blondes! I have a thing for Matt Damon, but I also really like Jude Law and Leonardo DiCaprio! I hope you, the hubby, and Tabs have a great weekend!

  270. monika says:

    Lip gloss or chap stick. Nothing worse than dry lips.

  271. Joy P. says:

    I wore braces from 3rd grade until about 7th grade..

  272. Vanessa says:

    Went to the movies to see The Campaign today! HILARIOUS film!

  273. Cassidey says:

    Went to the movies today to see “The Bourne Legacy!” Thanks for the giveaway!

  274. Caitlin says:

    Lately, I’m never without my Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch. I’m usually the type to switch up my lip color – but this stuff just calls my name. Hydrating, good color payoff, and lasts for a couple of hours – it’s a total winner!

  275. Angela says:

    I always have a ton of lip products in my purse.

  276. Freeda says:

    Hi Karen! I love all makeup – have way too much of it. I’m sick of being preggo and I secretly crush on the creepster Tom Cruise ๐Ÿ™‚

  277. laura says:

    i like watching chopped. my favorite judge is aarรƒยณn sanchez.

  278. Emmie says:

    I think Tabs should hang out with my black beauty Cookie some day. Two such beautiful and mulit-talented cats (not to mention well ROUNDED) would take the world by storm.

  279. Natalie says:

    Cosmetics are magic wand, makeup changes my world

  280. Stef Smith says:

    Counting down the days until the kids start school, on Wednesday!!! Four days baby! Not that I’m excited, but I’m a tad excited!

  281. jaymie says:

    Current celebrity crush is Ian Somerhalder and i always have lip balm in my purse ๐Ÿ™‚ in case i bump into him and he asks me for a kiss….bwahahaha! If only….

  282. JC says:

    I love cooking shows…sadly mostly because I love to eat.

  283. Ruth Zau says:

    I always carry a Britesmile whitening pen-it really works well and I can never remember to use it at home, so putting it in my makeup bag helps me remember.

  284. Miso says:

    The one thing in my purse is my clinique almost lipstick in black honey or flirty honey love these!!!!

  285. Jodi says:

    My new favourite brand is By Terry! an expensive addiction!

  286. Justine says:

    I always have lip balm in my purse.

  287. Mindy M. says:

    celeb crush= seth rogen!

  288. Nikki says:

    I always have blush and beauty elixir in my purse ๐Ÿ™‚

  289. Connie K. says:

    I love the food network. Giada’s show is one of my favorites as well, but Barefoot Contessa will always be my number one..I love Ina!:)

  290. linda says:

    going to New York this month.

  291. Carina says:

    Current celeb crush is Joe Jonas. i always keep my lip butter in my purse

  292. shusheshe says:

    Blotting papers are always in my purse since my face gets oily really quickly, especially in the summer!

  293. Bonnie says:

    I loves me some Robert Downey, Jr. Or maybe it’s Tony Stark I like…I’m not sure.

  294. Maureen says:

    I don’t care for cooking shows but I do like cooking blogs where I have found some great recipes.

  295. Helena says:

    I had braces for a bit over two years. If anything, they were worth my orthodontist’s awesome mustache.

  296. Kelsey says:

    Did you wear braces?

    I wore braces from 4th grade to 8th grade.

  297. Rie Maeda says:

    i love ryan gosling!

  298. Menia says:

    I always carry lip balm lipstick and powder in my handbag!

  299. Sue C. says:

    I watch a lot of the cooking shows on PBS and the Food Network mostly to watch someone else cook since it’s a lot more relaxing (and less calories) than when I cook. My current favorite shows are the Food Network’s ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “Best Thing I Ever Made” – so much fun to see where the food stars like to eat and like to make.

  300. Kelsey says:

    Thanks for all these great Sephora giveaways!

  301. Dawn Davis says:

    Have you tried Lush lemony flutter cuticle cream? It feels wonderful and the scent is great!

  302. Yolanda Fernandez says:

    I want, I want, I want!!! Pick me, pick me! :))) Love your blog, and that piece of feline heaven, Tabs!

  303. Y. says:

    i had braces for 8 years:) but now i have a retainer which i don’t wear much…

  304. eRiN says:


  305. Jenny says:

    In need of new brushes…thanks for the giveaway!!

  306. Jenna N. says:

    I wore braces for 4 years, until I was almost 16. The day I got them off, my family and I left for Spain for vacation, so it was an extra happy time for me!

  307. Nicole says:

    i want some new brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

  308. Diana M. says:

    Love your blog!

  309. Linda says:

    Just made a trip to Sephora yesterday. Got some new brushes I can’t wait to try!

  310. Nobu says:

    Just got back from a 2week road trip to see some in laws in Midwest. America is full of corn lol

  311. Kimberley B. says:

    I want to try a high end product from Givenchy or Guerlain

  312. Wynell says:

    Current celebrity crush is matthew mcconaughey

  313. Melissa says:

    I need a vacation!

  314. Nora says:

    I cant believe summer is almost over

  315. Avery says:

    I’m moving away from my cat soon…as you can imagine it is very hard!

  316. Alexandra S says:

    I need some new perfume . . . Maybe the new Guerlain or Chanel!!

  317. Christin says:

    Your cat is so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  318. Kristina says:

    Love cooking shows, right now Nadia G’s Bitchin Kitchen is my fave!

  319. Melissa says:

    I really love the Maybelline line, BabyLips

  320. Lynn says:

    I like cooking shows! Mostly, anyway. Paula Deen makes me want to vomit, but I love America’s Test Kitchen and have all of their cookbooks. Great for pies.

  321. Jen says:

    I am addicted to the Food Network. Chopped is one of my favorite shows!

  322. Sara says:

    my current celeb crush is Jason Momoa yum

  323. Ayanna says:

    Do you like hello kitty? I love macs and sephoras hello kitty line

  324. I always keep a touch up powder in my purse!

  325. brittany says:

    i need perfume!!

  326. Angela Clark says:

    I always have a lip balm, especially the newer ones that include a hint of color. Makes me feel like I am doing something healthy for my lips, while giving them a nice sheen of color too! The Covergirl Natureluxe balms are nice, and the Say Yes to Carrots tinted line is great without being sticky. So I don’t have to worry about cat fur getting stuck to my lips when I snuggle my felines…:)

  327. Kristie says:

    My youngest is starting school in a few weeks. I’m really going to miss him!

  328. Jessica says:

    I always keep blush and bronzer in my purse! My fair skin makes me look so pale at times!

  329. lesleyk says:

    I always have a powder compact in my purse and some sort of lippy — gloss, pencil, anything that can give a bit of color, shine and/or protection.

  330. Ineke says:

    I LOVEd this sunny Sunday. Enough vitamin D to start a productive week again.
    Looking forward to Monday.

  331. Stacey says:

    I love hell’s kitchen & masterchef!

  332. sophie says:

    I want the lorac pro palette

  333. Mary says:

    I love watching Giada!

  334. Rosie says:

    Hmm, current celebrity crush…definitely Tom Hiddleston. Ooh, also Michael Fassbender. And Ryan Gosling…

  335. Stefanie says:

    I love me some Justin Timberlake and some lip balm ๐Ÿ™‚

  336. Jorid says:

    When I went for a walk today, I walked past a hedge. Underneath the hedge there was three cats sleeping! I think it was a mother cat and two kittens. I stopped to talk to them, but they didn’t care much, even though I patted one of the kittens on its nose! The mother cat and one of the kittens looked like your cat, and I was reminded of your great blog.

  337. karen says:

    I had braces. Glad that’s over.

  338. Kathleen says:

    I love the food network but it always makes me hungry! I wish I could cook well, I’d love to try some of the recipes.

  339. I’ve never had braces, but it’s looking more and more like that was a mistake – teeth seem to be making a desperate bid for freedom in different directions:)
    Clare @ The Blossom Shed recently posted … Friday Frock – Dinner Pajamas Edition

  340. Natty says:

    I’m loving your quick tutorials lately!!

  341. TrippyPixie says:

    I always have Medicated Chapstick with me. Always. It’s the only thing that can help my eternally dry, chapped/flaky lips.

  342. Stacey S. says:

    Love you Karen!

  343. Agh! I creep your page all the time and never comment, but a gift card up for grabs? I can’t resist!

    Love your blog, and how you don’t take yourself too seriously. It’s a nice read at the end of the day for me ๐Ÿ™‚


  344. Cassie says:

    I ALWAYS have lipstick in my purse. I’m a lipstick fanatic. I have a 4-step process: first, I apply a lip stain to help keep my color lasting longer. Next, I apply lipstick. After that, I line my lips with a pencil and top it off with a dab of gloss in the center of my bottom lip. (It’s caramel latte flavor–yummy!)

  345. AG says:

    Good luck with the purple smokey eye look! If anyone can make those cream shadows work, it’s you!

  346. Jane says:

    Jeremy Renner is my current crush… ever since those biceps made their debut on Avengers… I died… lol

  347. Liz says:

    My current celebrity crush is Usain Bolt. I’m lovin’ his charisma on the track!

  348. margie says:

    I always carry hand sanitizer from bath and body works in my purse!

  349. Julia says:

    I love cooking shows. I’m a fan of Chopped on the Food Network and I also love Giada DeLaurentis’s show.

  350. Becky says:

    My current celebrity crush is Nathan Adrian. Swoon. Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

  351. Alyssa says:

    My dream trip to make is travel around the US to all the popular food spots.

  352. BB says:

    I always carry lipgloss and lipbalm!

  353. Bao says:

    I am obsessed with Food Network! Paula Deen is my favorite. But I just recently moved to Okinawa and I am definitely going through withdrawals

  354. Helen says:

    Bronzer is my “go to” all year round – I have a sickness & the only cure is more bronzer! lol
    Helen recently posted … Julep Maven – Boho Glam Intro Box!

  355. Ada O. says:

    I try to carry a pressed powder at all times!

  356. John says:

    I love lipgloss

  357. nabel says:

    i need new blush!

  358. Sarah says:

    You and Tabs always make me laugh! Hope your weekend was nice!

  359. Nina Van Jacob says:

    I love watching cooking shows especially top chef and hells kitchen:)

  360. Jessica says:

    Though it’s not what many would consider a traditional beauty product, I cannot be without lip balm! Some variety or another is always in my purse ๐Ÿ™‚

    รขโ„ขยฅ Jessica
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  361. I don’t watch actual cooking shows often, unless you count Master Chef. A teeny bit addicted to that show, it’s just so funny. Have a good weekend Karen, and thanks for the giveaway!
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  362. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  363. Gail says:

    Love all cooking shows – making Ina Garten’s Perfect Roast chicken tonite

  364. Alyza H says:

    Hi Karen, I leave off for college in 11 days and am sort of terrified but really excited about it!

  365. Hope you’re having a great weekend, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  366. Mikhaela K. says:

    I don’t watch cooking shows as much as read cooking websites. Specifically, Smitten Kitchen. The pictures? I just die!

  367. Christine says:

    I have temporarily stopped using any lip products except my NYC lip stain in forever freesia and lip balm! It’s so comfy, but no risk of getting the lip color on anything else. I think I’ll either try clinique’s chubby sticks, almost lipsticks, or the revlon balm stains next.

  368. Keyana says:

    I must always have lip balm with me! Dry ashy lips are so bothersome : )

  369. Deretta says:

    Karen, I got the Nars Tribal Rouge lip gloss after your post about it… LOVE the color!

  370. Khristina says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  371. Wendy says:

    Tortilla soup!

  372. Denise J. says:

    Man oh man is it hot in socal. geez.

  373. Barbara says:

    I always have so much lipgloss in my purse, the guy at airport security asked if I “had a fetish”!! Love your blog, love Sephora! Thanks, Karen!

  374. Neeshie says:

    Watching the Olympics closing ceremony!

  375. Dawn says:

    I always have my 20+ year old hair brush in my purse. It’s seen much better days and is missing half of its bristles, but I still go into panic mode every time I think I’ve lost it!

  376. Rosamaria says:

    My celebrity crush is dylan o’brien, ok! :’3

  377. Amanda says:

    seeing all of your pictures of your cat makes me want to spend more time with mine hahaha too bad im allergic!! :[
    but thanks for all you do Karen!!

  378. Joy says:

    Hit or miss on cooking shows, love cooking blogs though.

  379. Jeniie says:

    I find I go through phases where all I want to do is watch cooking shows!

  380. Alison M says:

    I ate entirely too much for dinner. Now I’m bursting, but contemplating dessert??

  381. Leah says:

    I made a key lime cheesecake the other night, and it was mind-blowing. It’s all I want to eat!

  382. ROCOLONDON says:

    hi, I slept a lot today!

  383. Joanna says:

    Okay, I just bought my first bronzer (vs. using free ones I’ve gotten as free gifts with purchase) and I cannot figure out how to make it look…you know…natural! Bronze-y! Sun-kissed! I am pretty sure I look like someone smudged dirt on my face ๐Ÿ™

  384. Andrea says:

    I had braces from 8th grade to my sophomore year. I was so happy when they came off! Now if I can just remember to wear my retainer…

  385. Lili says:

    I just got my braces off a year ago.

  386. Lisa says:

    I had braces, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t do anything for my teeth. They’re still a bit crooked, but they weren’t bad to begin with. Lame.

  387. Jennifer says:

    I love cooking shows, especially ones about desserts like Cupcake Wars and Top Chef: Just Desserts! Nom nom…. looove cupcakes! Current and forever celebrity crush: Johnny Depp! Speaking of nom nom….

  388. Kourtney says:

    Hey Karen! I loved your posts awhile back on the hourglass duos-I’m hooked!

  389. Jen says:

    I’m mopping floors while watching the Olympics closing ceremonies.

  390. Katty says:

    Hopefully I’m not getting sick.

  391. Phoebe says:

    Im currently watching true blood, and i’ve actually read angelfall but i didn’t think it was that amazing, fun read though!

  392. Allegra says:

    The blush I’ve been loving lately is MAC Lovecloud from the Tres Cheek collection!

  393. Allyson says:

    I love cooking shows, but love the Food Network competition shows even more!

  394. Ashley says:

    Karen I would love to win!!

  395. Jenn P says:

    We had to take our dog to the vet yesterday. (Routine visit) The meds we give him for sedation when flying do not make or keep him asleep so he was prescribed Xanex! MY DOG!!! We had to go to Target and get his rx filled because they do not stock it at the vet. His little red Target bottle has a green ring and says his name Mo P…… So weird that my dog was prescribed Xanex! He may be just a bit of a diva!

  396. Angela says:

    What nice relaxing Sunday. I hope everyone else had a great Sunday too!

  397. Rosamaria says:

    Dylan O’brien is my crush, ok!

  398. Jasmine says:

    Current celeb crush – Joseph Gordon Levitt!

  399. Lilly says:

    Current girl crush, victoria beckham

  400. Luciana Luz says:

    Ouch! It’s 116 degrees outside today! Excessive heat warning here in Phoenix….

  401. Liz says:

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt. ‘nough said.

  402. Libby says:

    I love everything the Barefoot Contessa makes! I wish I knew her so she could cook for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  403. Brandee C. says:

    Ed Burns is my longtime celebrity crush. Hope I win!!!!

  404. VictoriaJane says:

    Braces! Rubber bands! Headgear! Oh my!

  405. Ana Knupp says:

    I want to wiiiiiin! It’s cold and rainy here in Brazil, and it doesn’t help that tomorrow is monday -___-
    well, good luck everyone!
    ps: my celebrity crush is Zac Efron. can’t get any better than that.

  406. Susan says:

    I just love Top Chef: Just Desserts, and pretend it will inspire me to whip up a chocolate masterpiece of some sort. Instead, I end up raiding the chocolate chips in the pantry!

  407. Jocelyn H says:

    No need for me to watch cooking shows, my husband is amazing in the kitchen and that works out perfect because I HATE to cook. But I can bake! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Sunday Funday!

  408. Jenny says:

    Oh yeah, I had braces for 5 years. My teeth still aren’t perfect – I’d need jaw surgery to fix it all. Sigh! But it’s still an improvement, I guess. Hope you had a great weekend!

  409. Isabel says:

    My current celebrity is Lee Pace. It has been for awhile, he’s great in Pushing Daisies, and I absolutely loved him in The Fall!

  410. Liz says:

    I’m working weekends right now, and bronzer just makes me feel better about it. It perks up my tired, tired skin and helps me face the day.

  411. tiffany says:

    I have a crush on alton brown.
    …weird right?

  412. Nina says:

    Oh those good old braces days… haha. I usually wear blush unless my skin is unusually red, as it sometimes flares up.

  413. Ellen says:

    at the moment, I am drooling over Michael Phelps. is it weird that I think the ears are cute?

  414. Caches says:

    Love your blog, Karen!

  415. Cyn says:

    I just finished watching the Olympic closing ceremony. The US team’s outfits were horribly boring! D:

  416. rosemarie says:

    Love Americaรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Test Kitchen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  417. Demi says:

    Miley cyrus just chopped her hair off! OMG crazyyyyyyyy but i still love herrrr

  418. my celebrity crush is most def David Boreanaz ohh my god he gets better with age!! he still looks fan tastic!!! from angel to angel with buffy and bones!!! awhhh gawd haaa

  419. Liz Ticona says:

    My beauty product that’s always in my purse is my lip gloss (it’ has a mint flavor too) I love it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  420. katie says:

    in case anyone was wondering, i have a cat on my head.

  421. Tiffany says:

    I’m watching the Olympics closing ceremony for the second time today b/c I love me some Spice Girls!

  422. J says:

    jeremy renner…yummmmm

  423. KaylaK says:

    I’m so sad the Olympics is over already! No more watching Men’s swimming or Water Polo (speedo galore!) ๐Ÿ™

  424. chibicheeks says:

    I like the cooking competition shows! I’m not so great a cook myself, so the teaching shows aren’t so helpful ๐Ÿ™

  425. Sara says:

    Giada is my favorite Food Network Chef. I do love watching Diner, Drive Ins and Drives.

  426. RY says:

    We don’t have cable so I had to give up the food network. =( One thing I never leave the house is my Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. I’ve been hooked for 10 years!

  427. Sara says:

    Giada is my favorite Food Network Chef. I do love me some Diner, Drive Ins and Drives.

  428. Faiza says:

    I don’t watch cooking shows, but I LOVE cooking competitions. Top Chef definitely is my favorite!

  429. Paula Rose says:

    Whenever I need to look up a new product swatch after finding it on the Sephora site, I come straight to your blog! Love that!

  430. Rozae says:

    I love cooking shows but just can’t stand the same the foodnetwork stars, prefer reading & watching utube & blogs.

  431. Stacie N says:

    I usually wear blush most days.

  432. Diana says:

    Karen, I am off to Trader Joe’s tomorrow to get some mango and cream popsicles. It is hotter than a MoFo in Southern Cali!!!

  433. Larie says:

    I did have braces! Ugh ๐Ÿ™
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  434. Jen says:

    I love lipgloss and taupe eyeshadow so much! No one, besides my husband, in real life knows about my obsession!!!

  435. XXdingding says:

    I want to win me some makeup! ๐Ÿ˜›

  436. Jen says:

    I have a house of testosterone (husband, twin boys). I buy makeup because I want it and it’s a good, well deserved feminine dose.

  437. Minnegirl says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs!

  438. ger says:

    I love Tabs!

  439. Jess L says:

    Love cooking shows!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  440. Lynn says:

    My current celeb crush is Jef Holm!

  441. Lisa says:

    I want to try the new bare escentual’s creamy corrector!

  442. Paula says:

    It’s always sad when the Olympics are over.

  443. Stephanie C says:

    Recently I’ve been into watermelon juice! It’s so refreshing on these hot summer days! I definitely recommend it!

  444. Nikki says:

    I wear falsies for fun just about every day and I never leave my house without my DUO eyelash glue! It’s the best! I swear by it! I’ve tried several different brands and this is the only one where my eyelashes haven’t fallen out.

  445. JE says:

    I need a job.

  446. Shannon says:

    Me! Me! Pick me!

  447. Caitlin says:

    Some form of lip product is always in my purse, like CoverGirl’s NatureLuxe lip balm or Fresh’s lip balm.

  448. Denisse H. says:

    One beauty product I always carry in my purse is my lip gloss ๐Ÿ™‚

  449. Maitai and Picard had a nice lazy day while I scrubbed the bathroom.

  450. Gina says:

    Spice Girls reunited for closing ceremony…Omg I just went back to being 10 years old all over again!!

  451. KatheriNe says:

    I always have lip balm in my purse. Currently I have the pomegranate badger balm.

  452. penelope says:

    My birthday is tomorrow and it would be the best birthday ever is I won a gift card to Sephora! I’ve been dying to try the new NARS collection! ๐Ÿ™‚

  453. Danielle says:

    I’m sadly leaving my home in the bay tomorrow to go back to scorching louisiana for my final year of grad school.

  454. Yesenia says:

    going skating today! ;D

  455. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I wear brush every day!

  456. Kathy says:

    Not a cooking show but Man Vs. Food is my jammy jam!

  457. Audrey says:

    I like cooking shows, but i especially love cooking competition shows! I love Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef haha!

  458. Anka says:

    I always carry around chapstick and hand sanitizer ๐Ÿ™‚

  459. Sandy says:

    Love your blog Karen! I always carry lip balm, currently using Kiehl’s in a tube and loving it for my dry summer lips.

  460. stephanie says:

    Saw Jason Mraz in concert last night and all I can say is that man can serenade me for the rest of my life.

  461. Taylor Hurwitz says:

    I like project runway!

  462. Leah says:

    I wear blush more frequently in the fall and winter, but rarely in spring/summer since I sweat all the time and everywhere lol.

  463. chanty says:

    Where at is the winner announced here?!~?!?

    • Karen says:

      At the top and the bottom of the post (you can see examples from past giveaways), Twitter and Facebook. I’m choosing a winner today so stay tuned!

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