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

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

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Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora
A circus cat entertaining patrons in front of a Sephora store in Paris

I can’t believe it took him five years to tell me!


Five years I’ve been making his gravy, arranging his travel, rubbing his tum, and now, only NOW do I find out that Tabs worked for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas before we met?

Apparently, it’s something only the cats and humans in his “inner circle” know about… What am I, chopped liver?

I only found out this morning as I was finalizing the details of his Vegas trip at the end of October and saw a note on his calendar that read, “gst apprnce at Cirque” [guest appearance at Cirque] and asked him about it.

“What’s this thing about Cirque?”


“What?! You performed with Cirque du Soleil? Why haven’t you mentioned it before?”


“What does that even mean, ‘need to know basis’? I’m your assistant, Tabs. I need to know about things that pertain to your career. That is, if you want me to do a good job.”

On the October trip, he’ll be giving a private Cirque show for his fans before hosting a fancy party for VIPS/celebs/famous cats at the MGM Grand.

Beyond making the travel arrangements, I’m also supposed to coordinate the security detail, which is gonna be a b*tch. Seriously, if you thought Prince Harry was a party animal, you’ve never partied with Tabs.

You know, sometimes this job is a bear. Pet assisting for a world-renowned plus-size kitty supermodel sure is tough, but you know what’s easy? Entering to win today’s $50 Sephora eCard giveaway. πŸ™‚

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

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

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

“Hi Karen. 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, if you were to run away and join the circus, what would you do there (tightrope walker, lion tamer, trapeze, etc.)? How do you feel about teal eyeshadow? Do you prefer sticky or non-sticky lipglosses and why? What’s the last meal you prepared from scratch? What’s one makeup/beauty product you’ve already used this morning? — 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 26, 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 Tiffany! Congratulations, Tiffany! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. Alix says:

    Lipglosses — the stickier, the better! They stay on longer, and they’re shinier.

  2. Shawna says:

    Karen you are so funny! I get a kick out of your sense of human. You remind me of myself. I enjoy your blog a whole lot! Keep being yourself. (:

  3. Pam says:

    I like the idea of teal eyeshadow but I don’t think I’ve been successful actually wearing it.

  4. Brittany says:

    I love Cirque du Soleil! Just saw the traveling Dralion this summer. If only I’d been able to see Tabs in his Cirque days. Darn!

  5. Heidi says:

    I’m actually wearing teal shadow today. Taupe all over the lid, the teal in the outer corner and then used to line the lower lash line.

  6. Ashleigh Phillips says:

    The Sephora on Champs Elysees is one my favorite places. Its so amazing. I could spend hours in that place.

  7. bruna louise says:

    i love circus, it’d be hard to choose. ^^

  8. Stephanie says:

    A comment about anything at all? Let’s see, I miss the butterflies of being in love.

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    I love teal eyeshadow, I have teal on right now πŸ™‚

  10. Katrina says:

    The last meal I prepared from scratch was potato soup, I made it this past week – yum!

  11. Brooke says:

    I love teal eyeshadow!…..on other people πŸ™‚

  12. nina says:

    I prefer lipstick over glosses, although I do like using a gloss over the revlon lip balm stains

  13. Sara P. says:

    If I joined the circus, I would do the trapeze!

  14. Ali says:

    I just did my nails!

  15. leetal says:

    i think teal shadow looks good on some people… those people being not me.

  16. Zoey says:

    I dislocated my shoulder πŸ™

  17. Heather says:

    I’d be a trapeze artist I think.

  18. melissa says:

    I can’t stand minty flavor in a lipgloss. I really like teal eyeshadow but I just don’t think it looks good on me πŸ™

  19. Lynn says:

    Lady GaGa came out with a perfume…did you try it or are you going to buy it?

  20. MiMi says:

    I’ve been on a no-buy for almost 2 months and I’m actually not insane. I shopped my tash and focused on what I already have that I don’t use often. I also did a purge and mailed items to friends. After organizing my HBA shelves, I realized how much I wasn’t using and needed to use (i.e. body scrub, body lotion, etc. )

  21. Emilee says:

    I try to go make up free on the weekends, so the only beauty products I’ve used this morning were shower products and moisturizer!

  22. Chelsea says:

    I don’t really like lipgloss! I don’t like the look of super-shiny lips, and I hate the stickiness of most glosses. Tinted balms, Stains, and regular lipsticks are my lip-products of choice.

  23. Judy says:

    I think I just bought my mom the most thoughtful gift ever: a bra. Hahaha so practical! she always complains she only has one that fits really well!

  24. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, you’re too funny!

    I prepare meals from scratch almost every day. No make up on today, I started work at 6 am and have been working since then but since I work from home, no need to put on make up.

    I made a trip to Ulta last night, I love the Lady Gaga perfume and I am in love with the tarte Airblush cream blushes, just cannot decide which color I’d like. Have a great weekend and I do hope to win that gift card πŸ™‚

  25. terry says:

    i watched Saltimbanco by the Cirque du Soleil just last month when they were touring here in Hong Kong…=PPP

  26. tiffany says:

    I’ve only ever made a root beer cake from scratch.

  27. Stephanie R says:

    I would LOVE to see Cirque de Soleil! They always come to the Portland area, but I’ve never had the chance to see them. Maybe next time they come Dan and I can have my parents babysit Ashley so we can see it!

  28. Amy Z says:

    DEFINITELY non-sticky lip glosses…otherwise anything that makes my hair move is a disaster!

  29. Jenny says:

    I have my NEW PUPPY and he keeps us awake a fair bit at night. But he’s so damn cute!

  30. Chelsey says:

    I love me some teal eyeshadow!

  31. nabel says:

    this was my first 40hr work week in 4 years, college spoiled me lol

  32. Khalilah says:

    I’m actually wearing Lancome teinte idole 460w, a Nars fiji inspired smoky eye, a tups of mata hari blush, and Mac delight cremesheen lipglass… Off to a family function. Next on my beauty agenda- get hands on experience with the Nars multiples. Happy Saturday πŸ™‚

  33. Rosie says:

    I think I’d be a tightrope walker. I’ve been rollerskating a lot, and I have crazy good balance.

  34. meghan says:

    I’m pretty tolerant of sticky lipglosses, as long as the gloss makes up for it by being very very shiny, super pretty, or very moisturizing! Thanks for the giveaway Karen!

  35. Molly SC says:

    It’s my sister’s 20th birthday! She says to scritch Tabs’ ears for good luck.

  36. Hannah S. says:

    Going thru my yarn stash and planning all the Xmas gifts I’ll make! Knitting knerds 4life

  37. April says:

    I love teal eyeshadow!

  38. the last thing I made homestyle,was last night.My husband and I ate home-made soft chicken tacos.
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  39. Daniella says:

    I wish I were brave enough to wear teal eyeshadow, I love it. Last ‘from scatch’ meal I made was tofu stir fry (uh, not a big deal right but at least I didn’t buy it from a restaurant)
    Your violet toned hair looks GORGEOUS!!

  40. Cristy says:

    In October Sephora it’s opening the FIRST one in my town!!! Inside JC Penney! But That’s great, because I always had to travel 2hrs 1/2 to shop there! So imagine! I’m so so excited!!! I already Have a Wish List!! So this gift Card will help me $$ a lottt! πŸ™‚

  41. Cassidey says:

    I love using teal shadow as a pop of color with a neutral eye!

  42. Wynell says:

    I love teal eyeshadow

  43. Elin says:

    I love Cirque Du Soleil. I would be a makeup artist πŸ˜‰

  44. MJ says:

    Trapeze! πŸ˜€

  45. Lydia says:

    I prefer all lipglosses!

  46. Wayne says:

    Catnip is NOT a gateway drug.

  47. Nikki A says:

    I actually put on a full face today – foundation, mascara, the works. Usually I’m lucky if I have time for lipstick and maybe blush before running for my bus! I would love to see Cirque, I’d take tickets, build sets, whatever.

  48. I like non-sticky glosses as they feel better on the lips but I don’t mind sticky ones as they generally last better!
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  49. Yao says:

    I’m already lusting hardcore about that Urban Decay holiday 24/7 pencil set. Mmmm.

  50. Christina says:

    LOVING Fullerton’s (STEM)^2 program!

  51. Ana Oliva says:

    I prefer non sticky lip glosses because then my hair gets caught on my lips! also it feels more natural to be wearing a non sticky one which guys probably like more when kissing πŸ™‚ hehe

  52. Caroline says:

    I loves me sephora! I’m young at heart but my body is “old”. I would still rock a teal eyeshadow.

  53. Rach says:

    I think teal eyeshadow is so pretty… but not something I have been able to pull off on myself. As for the last thing I made from scratch: avocado/swiss cheese omelets and turkey bacon for the fam this morning!

  54. lesleyk says:

    I love the idea of teal eyeshadow but I have trouble with the execution. Alas.

  55. Dawn says:

    I’d have to go with being with an animal performing act at the circus. Something where they are humanely treated!

    The tightrope definitely is not for me. One misstep and you’re toast. At least I can try to make an escape from an out of control wild animal.

  56. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I think teal eyeshadow is beautiful but I normally don’t wear eyeshadow in bright or dark colors bc I am not good at applying it. It always looks like a complete trainwreck.

  57. Rachel says:

    Ugh, sticky glosses are the bane of my existence! I know they stay on longer, but I just can’t stand that tacky texture every time I press my lips together, not to mention when my hair gets stuck in it! I try to stick to Smashbox glosses, as they aren’t sticky at all, but recently MAC has tempted me to buy a few Lipglasses. I don’t know why I do it – I know I won’t wear them, but I got 3 in the mail this week! *shakes head*

  58. blkrox says:

    LOVE teal eyeshadow! Although I’m more likely to end up just drooling/swatching/collecting them rather than actually wearing the beautiful colors.

  59. Rachel B. says:

    Went biking today for a cause. Pretty hot, sooo much fun! More fun than arranging someone’s trip to Vegas!

  60. Katrin says:

    I’ve made a delicious curry with potatoes, chick peas, coconut milk and peanut butter.

  61. blkrox says:

    LOVE teal eyeshadow!

  62. Alison says:

    I love teal eye shadow, but unfortunately, it’s not very professional, so I can’t wear it often.

  63. Jenna N. says:

    This post just caused me to go on a long wikipedia and google research project to understand the ramifications of Mississippi’s unusual age of majority law. My understanding is persons in Mississippi are still considered children for the purposes of state law until they are 21, but can still vote in both state and federal elections, enter into contracts, etc. at 18 (which is the age of license). One impact of Mississippi’s age of majority is that child support must paid until the individual reaches 21. Interesting. Oh law school, I came on this website to look at pretty makeup and look where that lead me.

  64. Diana says:

    Yay for cooler weather in So. Cal!!! I am barbecuing today.

  65. Faiza says:

    I love cooking and baking from scratch! It is just so much more tastier to me that way. The most recent thing I made from scratch was more of a baked good – cupcakes! Yummy!

  66. onegreatsmile says:

    Some day, my prince will come. In the mean time, I keep buying lipstick πŸ™‚

  67. C R Williams says:

    I am going to give it another try

  68. Liz says:

    Hubby and I are going out to dinner tonight. I love date night.

  69. Tiffanie says:

    I just gave my teal eyeshadow to my sister. I always thought I would wear it but it never happened.

  70. aradhana says:

    the tabs photos are awesome! that cat sure does get around!

    love teal eyeshadow!

  71. Gail says:

    Getting ready for Hurrican Issac to come thru tomorrow – not a bad storm just alot of rain – tweeted also Boy I’m getting good at this tech stuff – lol

  72. Liz says:

    Ooooo, lion tamer for sure!

  73. Julia says:

    I really want that eyeliner set from Urban Decay’s Holiday collection that you posted about recently! The colors look beautiful, but also very wearable.

  74. Yesenia says:

    I want to try Inglot eyeshadows so badddddd

  75. Silka says:

    Oh dear, my hubby just asked how many blushes a gal needs to feel happy….my answer: all there are….

  76. Alison says:

    Can’t wait to head to Sephora to sniff Lady Gaga’s perfume!!

  77. Megan says:

    The only makeup I put on today was a bit of foundation to cover my under eye circles, because I was going to be out working in the sun and it would have all sweated off anyway!

  78. Larie says:

    Trapeze! Definitely trapeze! Or some other aerial act, like silks πŸ™‚
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  79. Mandy says:

    Still on a mission to find a blush that works for me!

  80. Jessie says:

    I would do trapeze! Doesn’t it look like fun, flying gracefully through the air?

  81. Janet says:

    Speaking of Cirque De Soleil, I’m going to Vegas this week. On this list of things to do, going to see O. Can’t wait!!!! πŸ™‚

  82. Icequeen81 says:

    love the purple hair

  83. Katherine G says:

    Loving teal eyeshadow (and mascara). Just got Tenacious Teal by Maybelline Color Tattoo, and Great Lash has a tinted teal mascara that is pretty nice.

  84. Amanda says:

    Yesterday I made my delicious lasagna for dinner! Think I’ll have some left overs tonight…

  85. Jenny says:

    Dude, teal is my favorite color. I am all about the teal eyeshadow. The trick to making it wearable is to either keep it as liner (top or bottom!), or to just use some on the lid and blend out the crease with a neutral brown. I can’t resist anything teal – it’s a problem! I recently bought a teal belt, purse, and sandals, lol!

  86. Hasmin says:

    I start fashion school in october! And i’d love to get a bronzer soon.

  87. Kristen says:

    Definitely the trapeze! In teal eyeshadow.

  88. Jennifer says:

    I love teal eyeliner on the lower lashline with a neutral lid color πŸ™‚

  89. kelly m says:

    Tabs, is such a cutie, I love seeing him every week.

  90. Grace says:

    So excited my baby girl who’s been in the NICU shoulder 2 weeks should be coming home soon! Can’t wait!

  91. stephanie says:

    If i joined the circus…i’d want to be an animal trainer. I’m thinking Reese Wetherspoon’s character in Water for Elephants.

  92. elle says:

    I like lipglosses that will stay on my lips. πŸ™‚

  93. Kimi says:

    I made corndog mini muffins and brownies! So yummy!

  94. Michelle says:

    Non stick lipgloss . Having a break while my daughter naps.

  95. Nicole says:

    I would love to be in trapeze!

  96. Jess says:

    Your post reminds me of the new Madagascar movie! Such a funny film!

  97. Terri B says:

    Hurricane Isaac headed our way; he better not touch Sephora!

  98. Melissa F says:

    I adore teal eyeshadow!

  99. Amanda says:

    I used mac’s new supercontinental blush this morning! so pretty!!!

  100. auroragyps says:

    I made a couple of amazing turkey burgers the other day. They were so good, especially after I’ve hardly been cooking during the hot weather.

  101. Julia says:

    I spent some time at the Dior counter this morning getting a makeup. The makeup artist was great but went just a little overboard with the mascara. I love playing with makeup.

  102. Emelie says:

    I wish there was a sephora in Sweden!

  103. A says:

    Saturdays are the best!

  104. Lulle says:

    Thank you for this giveaway πŸ™‚

    I’ve seen Cirque du Soleil last May, and the show was just amazing! I wish I could join and would probably choose trapeze, but I know I lack the talent to be a circus artist :/
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  105. julie says:

    I wish we had a Sephora here πŸ™

  106. marisol says:

    Since I went to the gym first thing this morning I only out moisturizer on my face & a bit of MAC MSF Natural with a fluffy brush.

  107. Emily says:

    I’ve always wanted to take a trapeze class. Looks like so much fun!

  108. Jennie says:

    Read your blog every day! Can’t wait for your fall Chanel looks!

  109. christine says:

    hi karen! thank you for sharing your beauty advice!

  110. Kate & Zena says:

    Sad Neil Armstrong died. It’s practically sacrilege!

  111. AG says:

    Oh gosh, I would love to be some kind of acrobat. I can’t imagine how grueling the training must be though.

  112. Tina says:

    Love teal e/s!

  113. Melissa W. says:

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. This time, I’ve got this. πŸ˜‰
    Melissa W. recently posted … Bruno helps with the recycling.

  114. Rahaf says:

    I love Sephora and I love makeup. Just discovered your blog and am quickly becoming a fan.

  115. Hanna says:

    I would love to win this!
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  116. Why does it not surprise me that Tabs once worked for Cirque du Soleil? πŸ˜‰

  117. Rachelle says:

    I have to wear teal scrubs to work everyday, so I’m not sure teal eyeshadow would be the wisest decision in my case. πŸ™‚

  118. Annaham says:

    I like teal eyeshadow…it brings out the green tones in my blue eyes!

  119. Jenn says:

    yay Sephora! I prefer non sticky glosses. I don’t care that they don’t last as long! πŸ™‚

  120. Vanessa F says:

    I would love to do aerial silks!

  121. Caitie says:

    I like the idea of teal eyeshadow, but I often have trouble wearing blues/greens, so I’m mixed. Teal eyeliner is definitely something I can get behind though!

  122. Toby says:

    If I were to join the circus, I would most definitely be the clown! Less death-defying stunts, more comedy!

  123. Amy D. says:

    I wish it would rain already. Geeze.

  124. Grace says:

    i just discovered how amazing my skin looks with the hello flawless powder foundation

  125. Xero says:

    I’m not a fan of lipgloss.

  126. Joyce says:

    I’m not feeling well at all. I’m just going to be resting this whole weekend.

  127. Mai says:

    Packing to go off to college! Stressful times!

  128. Shauna says:

    Just saw your post using the new holiday UD palette and I have to say- I love you hair!

  129. I bought one of the MUFE Aqua Rouges after seeing your posts about them, and I got #9. I am in love with it! lasts forever. I sort of need to buy #8 and #1 now also. whoops.

  130. Miso says:

    I love the clinique almost lipstick !! It’s the perfect gloss

  131. Hohe says:

    I would probably be a trapeze artist!

  132. Georgette says:

    Not a fan of sticky lip glosses — I prefer sheer lipsticks, and I’m addicted to lip balm (Rosebud’s Strawberry in particular).

  133. karen says:

    Non-sticky lip gloss. Ugh. I avoid gloss like the plague.

  134. Bunny says:

    If I ran away and joined the circus I would take tickets because I am far, far too klutzy for anything else!

  135. TamsG4 says:

    I think…it’s time for a coctail πŸ˜€

  136. Menia says:

    I used my sunscreen this morning, Anthelios by La Roche-Posay!

  137. Patty says:

    I’m making strawberry shortcake tonight…yum!

  138. Yaritza says:

    Oh if only Chanel sent me every collection they launch… free of course! πŸ™‚

  139. Christine says:

    I’d be a trapeze artist! I think it’d be tons of fun πŸ™‚

  140. Carween says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I were to join a circus, I’ll probably be the animal tamer!

  141. If I were to run away with the circus, I’d probably care for the animals. I’m not very athletic but I LOVE animals! πŸ˜€
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  142. Jasmine says:

    So i like non sticky lip gloss but if my hair is up i don’t mind sticky. It does last alot longer than non sticky. One of my pet peeves is when my hair touches my lip gloss then my hair touches my glasses and leaves a streak.

  143. Lexi says:

    If you had to develop a new Cirque theme, what would it be? Meowtasia? Yep, Meowtasia. Speaking of, I think TrueBlood is boring this year πŸ™

  144. Hanna says:

    I’d absolutely love to meet Stephen King. I read his magnum opus-The Dark Tower-and I hope it will eventually hit the big screen. His books get lost in translation when turned into a TV mini-series event. Also gotta say that I love me some sticky lipgloss!

  145. Chunyi says:

    Teal eye shadow is beautiful, but for my eye color and shape its not easy to work with, which is why I tend to avoid it when I buy eye shadow. I’m sure I could use teal eye shadow to make the really dark brown (practically black) eye color pop out. But, even though I don’t own teal, I do own L’Oreal Infallible eye shadow in midnight blue.

  146. Nou says:

    because i have light brown eyes, teal is a great color for me…

  147. Maureen says:

    I would be a clown in the circus!

  148. Theresa says:

    Funny you mention teal.. I just bought teal eyeshadow from inglot freedom collection

  149. Denise says:

    I love teal eye shadow. Or purple. Or green. Or any little extra bit of color that livens up a neutral eye look.

  150. jordan says:

    I really highly dislike teal eyeshadow, especially when people are wearing a matching shirt with it. Yuck

  151. Nora says:

    I just love my kitties! Tabs is the man!!! πŸ™‚

  152. Thomas Murphy says:

    I made homemade raviolis for dinner last week

  153. Ashley Miller says:

    I like non-sticky lipglosses because your hair doesn’t get stuck in them that often!!

  154. PS says:

    Happy Saturday! I like teal eyeliner for something different. Have a great weekend.

  155. Rebekah says:

    I might have too many cats…and this is my confessional.

  156. Mikki says:

    I;ve been trying to get back into makeup lately, I’ve been stuck in a rut!

  157. S says:

    I’d probably be a ticket-taker or something boring like that. I’d be a bad performer, haha!
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  158. Brandy says:

    I was thinking about the same thing with the sticky lipgloss “conflict” lol You see but you have to have a love hate relationship with a beauty product mine happens to be sticky lipgloss. You hate cause it’s too sticky but you love it cause it stays on longer so to me that’s kind if a trick question lol

  159. Jennifer S says:

    I burned myself with soup and wow does it hurt. I like the color teal, in fact my whole room is painted that color.

  160. Carol says:

    If I ever joined the circus I wouldn’t want to be a performer. I’d rather be around the concession stand making popcorn, caramel corn, funnel cakes, preparing hot dogs and corn dogs, spinning cotton candy, etc. πŸ˜›

  161. Barbara says:

    Hate sticky lip gloss!

  162. Kristie says:

    The last lip product I bought was MAC Viva Glam VI lipglass. I thought it would be great for fall.

  163. maggie mae says:

    I really hate sticky lipglosses!

  164. LauraA says:

    Love teal shadow. Love it. But not teal shadow all the way up to the brow.

    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

  165. Lori says:

    Don’t like sticky lip gloss and I tend to lean towards lip stains. Today I wore Tarte’s Lipsurgence Lip Stain in Feverf

  166. Mina says:

    I want some new brushes!

  167. Karen M. says:

    I’ve been threatening to run away and join the circus a lot lately. My family is driving me nuts! LOL

  168. Jennifer says:

    Hmmm….if I were to join the circumstances I’d think I’d do a aeriel act!

  169. Katie says:

    I like sticky lipgloss – when it’s not sticky, I feel like the color is sliding all over my face, and I keep having to look in the mirror. It’s just a weird oily sensation that kind of creeps me out. I’ve been in love with Illamasqua Intense lipgloss lately, since it’s very pigmented and sticky-ish, but not so sticky that my hair gets caught in it when it’s breezy.

    If I was going to join the circus, I would be the tightrope walker! I’ve kind of always wanted to learn how to do that.

  170. Rita says:

    I know that sticky lip gloss tends to last longer, but I always keep my hair down and it’s long. I hate having the wind blow my hair into my mouth and having it stick. I would rather re-apply a non-sticky gloss instead.

  171. Moon Kruska says:

    Get to work from home the Friday before the labor day weekend! It’s like having a 4-day weekend, sort of. πŸ˜‰

  172. Laura says:

    Id be a circus vet like in water for elephants

  173. Kristi says:

    Definitely non-sticky lipgloss if I wear it at all. Can’t stand having my hair get caught in my lipgloss.

  174. Tatyana G says:

    I don’t like sticky lipglosses at all πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend.

  175. Jacqueline says:

    The last thing I made from scratch was blueberry muffins, they turned out so great! (@bloggingbeauty on twitter)

  176. KaylaK says:

    Ohh if I ran away to the circus I would totally be in charge of the big cats! I would love to be able to train with Lions and Tigers!

  177. Dee says:

    I prefer nonsticky lip gloss because I hate when my hair gets stuck in it. πŸ™‚

  178. Melissa says:

    A few weeks ago I saw the latest Madagascar movie, the one where they join the circus (I have a daughter, so that’s my excuse). It was hillarious! Love those movies.

  179. Amie F says:

    I quite like Teal eyeshadow.

  180. colleen boudreau says:

    I tend to only wear neutral eye shadow colors.

  181. Michelle L says:

    I love this new Tabs photo! Actually I love them all, you sure are talented Karen!

  182. Stephpolk82 says:

    I’ve used cream blush this morning, and for the most part I don’t mind sticky or non-sticky lipgloss.

  183. Nicolle says:

    I think teal eyeshadow looks so pretty on dark skin tones!

  184. The last homecooked meal I made was ranch mac and cheese!
    Krystle (Baking Beauty) recently posted … $500 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

  185. aurora says:

    Just looking for cat condos to buy

  186. Would love to get that OCC Nylon lip tar

  187. Petra says:

    I like teal eyeshadow as a liner or for just a pop of color

  188. shusheshe says:

    I’ve not yet have the courage to try teal eyeshadow on myself.

  189. Shana says:

    I would definitely swing on the trapeze is I ran away and joined the circus.

  190. Sylvia says:

    Definitely the trapeze of some sort, would love to feel like I was flying. Non-sticky glass even if it doesn’t stay on as long.

  191. Michelle Emme says:

    The Circus has always been an inspiration. It’s all a secret world you see for a couple of hours, but in those hours you become a part of something simultaneously beautiful, poetic, and mysterious (not to mention, super cool). The makeup at the Cirque du Soleil shows are INCREDIBLE! Anyway, thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  192. jaymie says:

    I love teal eyeshadow! Even though i may not wear it often i do like how it looks πŸ™‚

  193. Donna says:

    not a big fan of sticky lip gloss. but i do like lipsticks that provides some shine πŸ™‚

  194. Abbie says:

    The last time I wore teal eyeliner, it ended up making an imprint on my brow bones! And I didn’t notice till I took off my makeup that night, so I ended up going out with two teal arches above my eyes. Not cool… Not sure what happened – it was an UD 24/7 liner which usually stay put – maybe because it was so hot and humid that day?

  195. Anna says:

    Got sunburned today. NEED MORE ALOE VERA!

  196. Tran says:

    I tried teal eyeshadow when I was first getting into makeup and it did not work for me at all ):

  197. Eliza says:

    I prefer sticky lipgloss. I usually get more wear time with them vs the non-sticky ones.

  198. Anna says:

    I want to try the new Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation

  199. Missy M says:

    until about 5:45 this evening, the only “cosmetic item” i’ve used today was my first aid beauty ultra cream

  200. Casey says:

    I’ve been gunning for those new Eye Tattoo neutral shades!

  201. Ana B. says:

    I would not want to be in the circus! I would really like to get the long lasting Hourglass lipglosses from Sephora!!

  202. Brooke says:

    I don’t like teal eyeshadow for some reason, but I LOVE teal eyeliner! I have seven of them! lol

  203. Fatma says:

    I love makeup

  204. Alexandra says:

    I finally bought the two faced natural eye pallette this week. And i love it πŸ™‚

  205. Angela says:

    Tabs the cat is so cute!

  206. Chanelle says:

    I love a good documentary. You should do a post on your top 10 favorite movies!

  207. Vanessa says:

    Hi everyone,

    I would do trapeze, I would love to be that athletic.

    I don’t wear non-neutral eyeshadow colors =X

    Have a good weekend!

  208. Jeniie says:

    I would love to have a teal eyeliner. I think it would be a nice pop of color without being too much.

  209. Ris says:

    I made ratatouille from scratch once. Mmmmm!

  210. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I prefer non sticky lipgloss, I hate when it gets stuck in my hair!!

  211. Janet says:

    I prefer non-sticky lipglosses, even though the sticky ones seem to last better πŸ™‚

  212. Jane says:

    That Tabs. Can’t believe he kept his former career as a Cirque performer a secret. I don’t really have much to say about sticky lip gloss or teal eyeshadow, although teal might look pretty good with my brown eyes.

  213. Rebecca C. says:

    Something I like?… Channing Tatum. I’m obsessed with the guy

  214. Ashley says:

    I’m inspired to do teal liner tomorrow!! My baby is terrified of dogs, but pretty sure he could warm up to tabs!

  215. AmyD says:

    i loooove lip products, especially lip glosses, but my problem is that i smack my lips all day, so color never lasts. which is why i’m loving these new liquid lipsticks that are out on the market now, especially shiseido lacquer rouge and mufe aqua rouge – soooo long lasting!

  216. Jasmine says:

    I prefer nonsticky lipglosses, but I don’t usually wear lipgloss because of the stickiness factor!

  217. jen says:

    The last recipe I made from scratch was Mexican stuffed peppers from Tone It Up trainer, Karena and Katrina’s, recipe book. Excellent and guilt free!!

  218. steph b says:

    I prefer non-sticky lip glosses because I hate when my hair gets stuck in them and then paints thin lipgloss lines across my cheeks as it pulls free of my lips.

  219. Shelly says:

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend Karen!!! =)

  220. Lissette morales says:

    Would love to win the certificate! Love your blog!!

  221. Millason says:

    I am convinced that if my cat, Lucille, tried out for Ninja Warrior, she would win. Have you ever seen that show? How do you think Tabs would do?

  222. Jaa Maurer says:

    I love teal eye shadow !!! =D

  223. nina van jacob says:

    I just bought my first eyebrow pencil:)

  224. annie shebuski says:

    “Well I’ll be damned. Delmar’s been saved!”. Watching movies I love in a hotel far from home to settle my son into college. *sniffle*

  225. Wenz says:

    My hazel eyes love just about any shade of green shadow…Teal included!!!

  226. Step says:

    Teal is fun! Makes me think of summer.

  227. Michelle says:

    I love Sephora, and I love your blog!

  228. Shari says:

    Iwant to win!

  229. Lori says:

    I just can’t rock teal.

  230. Marisa Payne says:

    MAC Lustreglass is the best!

  231. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Saturdays are the best!

  232. Kate Williamson says:

    Waiting for the typhoon to pass here in Japan!

  233. Phyrra says:

    I love teal eyeshadow! Must own all the blue-based ones.
    Phyrra recently posted … Too Faced Poison Orchid Sweepstakes

  234. Nikita says:

    I may or may not have seriously injured my ankle while chasing down a cricket, but I’ll find out for sure this week. In the meantime, I started reading this blog seriously (don’t know why I didn’t do it before, you’re hilarious!) and ended up shopping at Sephora twice this week based on your reviews. Thank you for everything you do πŸ™‚

  235. Cindy says:

    I think teal eyeshadow is beautiful – unfortunately, not on me!

  236. Tammy says:

    I like teal shadow. Everything in moderation.

  237. Amanda says:

    Yay a giveaway.

  238. Liz says:

    I really prefer teal liner to teal shadow. Much easier to work into a look.

  239. Mykeshia says:

    I wish I had the BeIN network to watch soccer =(

  240. Sus says:

    Just found the spearmint chapstick I thought I had lost….whoo!

  241. Yuri says:

    I love teal eyeshadow

  242. Jillian says:

    I have been using my Hurraw Green Tea lip balm like crazy! it is so smooth!

  243. Tiffany says:

    Teal eyeshadow- so cool!
    The last dish I made from scratch- cherry and apple fruit crisp (pitted the cherries and all :))
    What I wore this morning- Nars blush in torrid

  244. Jane says:

    I like non sticky. I think sticky just annoys me and I don’t want to think about sticky lip gloss catching my hair or looking goopy, etc. The only gloss I use is clear and I use it on top of everything lollll

  245. Zhar says:

    I LOVE Teal Eyeshadow! My fave is Tarina Tarantino’s shade that was in a palette a few years ago. Teal is great as an eyeliner too it breaks up the monotony of a neutral eyeshadow.

  246. Ashley says:

    Oooh I’d love to win! Was just at Sephora today.. Picked up a sweet on-sale khol eye liner!

  247. jess says:

    I want urban decay naked foundation sooo badly!

  248. Michelle says:

    So happy I found your blog Karen! Love all the looks you do! Keep up the amazing work!

  249. layla says:

    did anyone tell you that your hair looks gorgeous! i love that hint of purple!

  250. Joy P. says:

    I love non-sticky lip glosses although sticky ones last longer on me πŸ™‚

  251. Vanessa says:

    Put OPI Mermaid’s Tears on my nails today. SO pretty! πŸ˜€

  252. Melissa says:

    I think I ate too much pizza for dinner today and I feel like I’m going to barf :/

  253. Lulu says:

    I’m on vacay right now so I miss my hamster!

  254. Luciana Luz says:

    I’m thinking about buying a clarisonic!

  255. Christin says:

    Yay! Sephora is coming to Sweden in October. Finally πŸ˜€

  256. Liz Ticona says:

    First I love Sephora! and the product i always use is the concealer! it helps me look re freshened. I’m on my third trimester and sleeping doesn’t come easy so i need to stock up on more! πŸ™‚
    Liz Ticona recently posted … The Choice of Breastfeeding

  257. Soo says:

    I love teal eyeshadow! I tend to think it can look kinda trashy on me though.. maybe because I overdue it? I’ve also had a thing for teal nail polishes as well. I definitely prefer non-sticky lip glosses over sticky ones! I like the feeling of rolling my lips together with a smooth lip gloss on ^.^

  258. MelodyJ says:

    I made Caribbean Steak from scratch.

  259. Katie says:

    I had such a wonderful day today with my lovely, funny friends. I’m so fortunate…is it greedy to wish I hope it extends to winning this card…?

  260. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Fatal Honeymoon on Lifetime!

  261. Petunia says:

    if tabs is in cirque du soleil- i’ll go every night πŸ™‚

    and wear teal eyeliner πŸ™‚

  262. Bonnie says:

    Teal eyeshadow is fun!

  263. L. Leiva says:

    I hope I made it on time for the makeup giveaway, love your blog!!!!

  264. Adia says:

    I use UD Naked and apply mascara today πŸ˜€
    Adia recently posted … Smokey with rhinestones makeup tutorial (Pics)

  265. BooBooNinja says:

    Teal is one of my favorite colours πŸ™‚

  266. Deanna G. says:

    I would be a clown!

  267. Melodyy says:

    πŸ™‚ I love these!

  268. Nika says:

    Non-sticky lipgloss for me, please!

  269. BL says:

    I moved into college today and wore Revlon ColorStay. Wish the color really did stay all day

  270. Cristina says:

    I like non-sticky lipgloss…no hair sticking on my lips please!

  271. If I were in the circus, I’d probably be the ring master. Running the show, baby! (Also, I don’t have any circus-worthy talents)

  272. Stephanie says:

    I’ve slept for over 12 hours last night, I just work up, and I’m still tired! I’m too tired to put my makeup on and go to work, haha.
    Stephanie recently posted … The I’m Officially Back Haul

  273. Joni says:

    I love teal eyeshadow, in theory, but it looks awful on me!

  274. Elizabeth says:

    I would definitely pick a job that involved working with animals at the circus. As long as they were treated nicely. Maybe the lion tamer. πŸ™‚

  275. Jessica says:

    Oh, sometimes
    I get a good feeling, yeah
    I get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before, no no
    I get a good feeling, yeah

  276. rachel says:

    makeup is pretty simple today. some bb cream & mac studio fix

  277. nicole says:

    I always over looked Clinique foundations opting for Lorac or Makeup Forever instead because Clinique seemed outdated and nothing special. Recently though, I went into Sephora to buy my mother makeup and she was matched with a Clinique foundation that is amazing. It has the perfect amount of dewiness, coverage, and repairs ur skin while you wear it. I plan on purchasing it myself. Tip to clinique – update ur packaging and advertising because you have some really awesome products that with a fresh look might bring them the recognition they deserve!

  278. quimerula says:

    Lion tamer, of course!

  279. Dominique says:

    Wow, I can’t believe holiday items are starting to show up. The days are just zooming by. I’m liking the more compact palettes as you can carry them with you for touch ups.
    I think I’m going polish shopping today.
    HAPPY SUNDAY Karen, Tabs and El Hub.

  280. Ivana says:

    ugh i know people like sticky glosses cause they stay longer, but i personally prefer reapplying a thousand times a day a gloss that doesn’t make my lips feel uncomfortable. besides, i talk a lot so a sticky gloss looks on my lips like somthing’s driping from my lips! ew! jaaj endline: non-sticky glosses rule πŸ™‚

  281. Rachel says:

    I would be a contortionist at Cirque πŸ™‚ tried trapeze at a class & it was hard doing things to the back.

  282. virginie says:

    Hello, I’m not a gloss person. But my favorite product of the moment is the blush Chanel Rose initiale, j’adoooooree

  283. Yukari says:

    I only wear neutrals on my eyes (tan, beige, brown, light pink, champagne etc.) so I don’t know about teal.. but I’m open to trying it! I just don’t know where to begin! Lipglosses I don’t have much of a preference for texture.. as long as the color is pretty!

  284. Rosa says:

    I so want to try the Lorac creme eyeliner! love your blog!!

  285. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    teal is one of my favorite colors, next to coral

  286. Avery says:

    I had to leave my cat at home to move. I miss him so much!

  287. Y. says:

    meal from scratch? baked tilapia and orange rice:)

  288. Justine says:

    I prefer non-sticky lipglosses so my hair doesn’t stick to my lips.

  289. Vnssa906 says:

    11 days until my 26th birthday!

  290. irini says:

    I saw the Avengers on dvd yesterday, omg, Jeremy Renner.

  291. Jane says:

    Always wanted to be a trapese artist. Now I’m an educator. Wonder if there is a relationship.

  292. Suzi says:

    Ioving contrast es from Mac right now! It’s perfect for a smokey eye

  293. kariseip says:

    I love to wear teal with plum and gold eyeshadows.

  294. Sara says:

    I can’t remember the last meal I cooked from scratch as my husband won’t let me in the kitchen. He does all the cooking and gets mad when I’m in his way. I do pick out most of the meals though…

  295. Torrie says:

    I love sticky lip glosses until I go outside and the wind blows all my hair into my face and it gets stuck there.

  296. Emily says:

    new makeup. It just makes life a little brighter.

  297. Shelby says:

    I happen to like teal eyeshadow… but I chicken out a lot of times when I want to wear it! πŸ™‚

  298. amanda says:

    Would so be the lion tamer in a circus, but probably only baby lions cause they are just the cutest! Lovely giveaway πŸ™‚

  299. Luci says:

    Teal eye shadow is lovely!! πŸ™‚

  300. Mariee says:

    I prefer non-sticky lipglosses, they feel better on my lips and my hair don’t get stuck πŸ™‚

  301. Sarah C. says:

    I appreciate teal shadow! I could never wear it myself, but I love it if someone can pull it off!

  302. Joanna says:

    Beauty product that I have used for the morning is my Neutrogena Moisturiser. I prefer non stick lipgloss. They tend to be very light weight as to sticky lipgloss which is very heavy.

  303. Sophie Su says:

    I want the lorac pro cheek blush in coral crush

  304. Ella says:

    I cooked Teriyaki Chicken! It was a hit!

  305. Liz says:

    Non-sticky lipglosses last longer. It’s a trade off. There’s room in my world for both.

  306. Ann says:

    I have never had the nerve to wear non-neutral eye shadow colors…

  307. VictoriaJane says:

    Sunscreen-last thing in my routine every day (before makeup) πŸ™‚

  308. Erin says:

    I, of course, would be a lion tamer! I love kitties (yes, lions count as kitties!!). I’ve already used some sparkly nail polish this morning too!
    Erin recently posted … A Fun Summer Mani with Lynnderella Connect The Dots!

  309. Carolyn I. says:

    I love your MAC tutorials! It Ives me ideas for looks and makes me bust out my palette πŸ™‚ keep ’em coming!

  310. Katrina says:

    Yay giveaway! πŸ˜€

  311. Monique says:

    I’m almost on a first name basis with 1/2 of the beauty reps at my local Sephora… and I’m ok with it πŸ˜€ This week I went crazy over the NARS fall collection… It’s too summery still for me to get into the deep fall colors I bought, but I’m DYING to put the new colors to use!

  312. Margie says:

    I love Chanel’s glossimer and MAC cremesheen lipglosses.

  313. Karla Almanza says:

    I will get a new blush brush! My cat decided to use mine as a toy yesterday :/

  314. Jenny says:

    Just stumbled upon your website. It’s awesome!

  315. Lisa says:

    I think that if I were to join the circus, I would be taking care of the elephants. I could just watch them all day. But during performance days, I have a secret wish to do tricks while riding horses. I think that would be such fun – the outfits, the trust with you and the horse, the balance (which I don’t have).

  316. cheyenne says:

    I just bought all my dorm stuff at Target today. I move into college in exactly a week πŸ™‚

  317. Elka Bolhafner says:

    Ok you do do this every week~ you are a crazy generous gal.

    Sticky lipgloss

    Last from scratch meal was last night cus I cook at least one meal for the family. Bread, from scratch, pasta from box, sauce and meatballs from scratch. Well I used canned tomatoes

  318. Lexi says:

    The first thing that comes to mind is “holly hell it’s hot my poor air conditioner is whining at me!” and also congrats on a very successful blog πŸ™‚ you’re giveaways give me hope every time I try my luck, though unsuccessful so far, if there’s anything more stubborn in life then me it’s the persistence of the spirit of hope. Keep it up!

    Also I really wanted to mention some beauty products I used this morning. They come from a company called Reversa which is Montreal, QC based. I see their 3 in 1 mild gel cleanser followed up with their antioxidant booster serum. I really like this line, they fight my acne battle the best so far!

  319. annette says:

    I’m trying to keep myself from going and spending more $ on makeup today. I already bought some makeup earlier in the week.

  320. Amber says:

    I’m in the mood for some greasy Chinese food.

  321. Sheila K. says:

    I love SephoraÒ€”thanks for the opportunity to win!

  322. Carolyn N. says:

    It’s been a long time since I baked from scratch!

  323. bonnie says:

    i actually just bought myself a food processor after saving all my birthday money, I can’t wait to bake/cook!

  324. Crystal says:

    I love baking and my sons love to eat what I bake !

  325. janey says:

    Beauty products already used today: Shiseido Sun Protection lip treatment — not out in the sun (Tropical Storm Isaac is headed my way) but I love how moisturizing it is; and Origins VitaZing moisturizer.

    Sticky lip gloss is my fave.

    And the last “from scratch” meal I made was steak salad with homemade vinaigrette and homemade croutons. El yum.

  326. Caitlin says:

    Sounds like Tabs has just as much personality as my little guy, Fred!….although, none of them are “little” are they?

  327. Sheila K. says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@skkorman), and I tweeted this giveaway:

  328. Tania says:

    I’m a vegetarian so most of the food I eat is made from scratch. My fav? My veggie pizza with wheat crust, spinach, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes on a tomato pesto sauce with motzarella and parm cheese. So good!!

  329. Tracy W. says:

    Love teal eyeshadow. Such a pretty color!!

  330. Clara N. says:

    I have used Moisturizer as a base and used dabs of Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation

  331. carol says:

    I loooove Tabs’ random appearances all over your blog! xx

  332. Roxanne brothers says:

    I would love to run away! Today is the last day of my vacation.

  333. Lisa says:

    I would definitely do aerial arts (trapeze, silks, etc.) I took a class on it a few years ago and it was really fun!

  334. Brenda says:

    No circus for me… But I’d love to go to Sephora in Paris!

  335. Jen says:

    I’ve got a second date tonight. Hope it goes as well as the first.

  336. Sara says:

    Last meal I prepared from scratch was on Friday for my boyfriends birthday. I made chocolate cheesecake, steak, chicken, pasta salad and grilled corn.

  337. Ana says:

    If I was in the circus I would be on the flying trapeeze, lyra, or spanish web.

  338. Amanda says:

    It’s too much of a lazy weekend for me, I haven’t put on a bit of makeup!

  339. Katty says:

    I slept in way too late today.

  340. m says:

    Give tabs a pet on his little stripey head for me.

  341. Denisse H. says:

    I would definitely wear teal eyeshadow! It’s such a pretty color! πŸ™‚

  342. Joanne E. says:

    I have long hair, so I definitely like non-sticky lip gloss.

  343. TrippyPixie says:

    I only have lip balm on today, since I wore a lot of makeup last night. I’m giving my skin a chance to breathe and relax.

  344. angie says:

    Oh man. I got served by the best bartender last night. I’m in love.

  345. Savannah says:

    The last meal I made from scratch was just scrambled eggs, nothing fancy!

  346. I like unsticky lipgloss.who likes sticky?!??
    If i joined the circus i would be the worlds craziest cat lady πŸ™‚

  347. Solangel says:

    I feel like a need a face full of makeup after seeing The Expendables yesterday. So much testosterone!

  348. Hetal Patel says:

    I prefer non-sticky lip gloss so my hair doesn’t get stuck or messy. =)

  349. mom4everever says:

    everything I cook is from homemade- even pasta is from scratch and sauces- big chage from 5 years ago but all are healthier and we live from the garden

  350. AmyE says:

    Non-sticky glosses for sure!

    About today’s makeup, I stayed at home working in my pyjamas, but I put on a full face of makeup just for fun. πŸ™‚

  351. Jess L says:

    Last meal made from scratch, mom’s smothered pork chops a couple nights ago. Yumm!

  352. Bevie says:

    I love Aaron Paul with a thousand fiery suns!

  353. Gina says:

    My last from scratch meal was meatloaf and mashed potatoes lol! I’m scared of teal eyeshadow, but I do have Bare Escentuals Loli waiting for me to try it

  354. Audrey says:

    I like non sticky lip glosses; I’ve got long hair!

  355. Mary says:

    If I could run away and join the circus I’d be a contortionist! I’ve always wanted to be able to move like that.

  356. Ester says:

    I’m applying for a job at sephora, today! Woohoo!

  357. Krista D says:

    As a girl with super long hair, I need non sticky lipgloss!

  358. Esperanza Brazdaluz says:

    I love your Tab the plus size cat stories!!!

  359. Cassi Teague says:

    Sundays are no makeup days for me, or at least I try not to on Sundays. I have been doing it for a few months now. Catching up on laundry, and getting excited my family is coming in this weekend for the holiday! Hope you and Tabs have a great week!!

  360. Donna L says:

    I made spaghetti with meatballs and a salad.

  361. saffron says:

    If I were running away to join the circus, I’d be the IT person, cause that’s how damn nerdy I am! πŸ˜›

  362. Tricia says:

    Checked out the Styleseeker collection at the MAC counter this weekend. Most everything was sold out but I managed to score the last Eden Rouge l/s! Woo-hoo!

  363. Laura H says:

    i love the look of teal eye shadow, but i haven’t been able to find a good teal shadow to go with my blue eyes.

  364. Kate says:

    The circus just came to my hometown and I decided I want to be a lion tamer!

  365. Lisa says:

    I would definitely wear teal and especially love it as an eyeliner. if I won the gift certificate i would save it for the Illamasqua new collection. Looks fab !

  366. Cynthia P. says:

    If I were in the circus I would be a trapeze artist.

  367. Jenna says:

    I love Sephora!

  368. chymerikaen says:

    I hate when part of a song is really awesome, so you buy the entire song, and that one part is the only good part.

  369. Esther says:

    sticky lip-glosses are the worst. they have better staying power, but I prefer for my hair to not be lacquered to my lips when it gets windy.

  370. Brigitte says:

    If I were to run away to the circus, I would walk the tight rope;)

  371. Kristina says:

    I can’t wait to pick up the OPI Germany collection polishes!

  372. RM says:

    i just found a sample of nanadebary bronze in my closet and it is so warm and rich and yummy smelling!

  373. Heather Z says:

    Only Non-sticky lip gloss for me, please.

  374. Stephanie C says:

    you’re funny. ya know – cats can make over 100 different vocal sounds. dogs can make only 10. πŸ™‚ thanks karen!

  375. Michelle says:

    I never win anything! I would love to win a contest!

  376. Stephanie says:

    I CAN get through student teaching!

  377. K. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! The last meal I prepared from scratch…well…became black blobs after I unfortunately burned it πŸ˜€
    K. recently posted … Weekly Post Round-up! 8.26.12

  378. Kristi says:

    I would definitely be a lion tamer, that’s been a life long dream of mine to work with big cat rescues and such. A lion tamer would be an awesome job!

  379. carina says:

    I used my Concealer today. I have really bad under eye circles

  380. Malaka says:

    Having a really not so awesome weekend. I hope I win.

  381. rosemarie says:

    LOL,love your Tabs stories! Thanks as always for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  382. Lorraine Holcombe says:

    I just received a sample of Bobbi Brown’s new long wear foundation. It is fabulous! If I win the gift card, that’s what I am going to buy from Sephora!

  383. Amy M. says:

    I love your blog. Thanks for all your hard work on it.

  384. Kysbel S says:

    I want a bacon avocado burger because I’m on my girl time πŸ™‚

  385. Jacquelyn says:

    Loved the Tab stories! So entertaining! Teal eyeshadows are amazing! I adore teals very much, especially MAC Jealousy Wakes and Cool Heat eyeshadows!

  386. Kelsey says:

    I really enjoy your blog!

  387. wendy says:

    hi karen!!! i’m a busy teacher and, i absolutely love your makeup blog. i read it all the time especially after work, it helps me relax!! i’m getting ready for my new fall school year. i’m an early childhood educator, currently teaching prekindergarten. my “little people” are very observant to the way i look. i don’t want to be distracting to them but, they do comment sometimes on my appearance especially, if i’m wearing nailpolish!! i’m definitely a chanel girl and although i try to economize and use other brands, i seem to gravitate toward their products. i loved your article on lorac’s new blushes (can’t remember the name but it is they’re the 12 hour ones). thankyou for mentioning the use of a fan brush. that’s crucial with these blushes. they sell a great fan brushes at sephora. also, at ulta as well. i must look at thousands of makeup blogs and your’s is the most detailed and informative!! i just heard of a makeup brand called 29. have you heard about it? i’m curious if their claims are really true. i’m looking forward to nars’ andy warhol collection even though, “the flowers” in the compact probably will dissappear with usage. i know it’s a collector’s thing but, when i use makeup it’s down to the silver and then i’m scraping it out with a spatula. so, a makeup tip from a prek teacher….use baby shampoo to clean your brushes and when guerlain comes out with a new nail polish grab it!! my hands get beat up and their summer polish lasted 5 days plus even when i lost my staple remover! huggy sunday night to you!!! p.s. even teachers make punctuation and grammatical errors. please pardon any typos. xoxo.

  388. Greta says:

    I love your purple hair! and i lovelovelove Cirque de Soleil! I have seen it at least 5 different times, all different shows. I have yet to see the one in Vegas though!

  389. Fayeth says:

    Love teal eyeshadow! And Vegas — totally jealous of your upcoming trip!!

  390. Lori Stewart says:

    I got pink and blue hair mascara now I need to figure out how to wear it!

  391. penelope says:

    I’m dying to try the new NARS collection for fall! Their concealers and blushes are a must for everyone!

  392. sweeks1980 says:

    I made dinner tonight using (mostly) ingredients from the local farmer’s market. It was simple (hamburger steaks with sauteed onions and a green salad) but delicious.

  393. Samantha B says:

    I’m not a fan of sticky lip glosses at all! I prefer a balm over a lip gloss most of the time.

  394. Mai says:

    I prefer nonsticky lipglosses, even if they don’t last as long!
    Mai recently posted … OPI You Callin’ Me a Lyre?

  395. Stephanie says:

    I’m on the hunt for a new daytime serum…I just finished Estee Lauder’s idealist serum and really liked it!

  396. Being a mommy is the most amazing thing in the world, my baby is frowning so fast and she’s only 5 months.

  397. Melitina says:

    Teal eyeshadow is I believe my favourite colour eyeshadow, and the first coulour I dared to used. Love it!

  398. Deirdre says:

    My birthday’s on Wednesday — just saying! πŸ™‚
    Deirdre recently posted … Weekend Words: SHE

  399. Sarah says:

    give tabs a pat pat from me!

  400. Jessica says:

    I just made butter chicken from scratch

  401. Janelle says:

    If I ran away to join the circus, I would be a contortionist.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  402. Denise says:

    I have recently become a Nars junkie. Just picked up Albatross, Torrid, and Laguna. I love love love.

  403. Melissa says:

    I would love to join the circus and be the acrobat. I can’t imagine the flexibility they have!

  404. ERICA says:

    Pick me Karen πŸ™‚ love you and your writing! This blog is a daily inspiration for me!

  405. Lauren says:

    Love teal eyeshadow!

  406. Barbara says:

    Another Sephora contest, YES!! I would so love to win… I like teal eyeliner, though I’m not so sure about shadow… Wearing black eyeliner, blue mascara and nude gloss today. Love your blog, Karen!

  407. Bee says:

    Oh hh I wish this time I’d win. I lusting after the naked palette since ages now

  408. Ayesha says:

    Hey Karen! Love the new hair!

  409. Caitlin says:

    I made breakfast pizza this morning – cheese, spinach, shallots, goat cheese, and a couple eggs cracked on top!

  410. Christine A says:

    I love Cirque du Soleil!!!! It would be soo awesome to see Tabs perform! ;D

  411. Krissy says:

    Snickerdoodles are probably the best kind of cookie ever, but the “Lighter Snickerdoodles” recipe did not work out for me… I’ll be sticking to my slightly-more-unhealthy version.

  412. Laura says:

    Hmmm… The last meal I prepared from scratch? Does chocolate chip cookies count? For me that could be a meal… πŸ™‚

  413. Kristina says:

    Love teal eyeshadow!!

  414. Jenny says:

    Oooo! I feel inspired!

  415. Danielle says:

    I love teal eyeshadow in summer, or over black for a night out.

  416. Kate says:

    I was almost exclusively a sticky gloss girl, not because I loved the texture or anything but because I knew the glosses were staying. I say was because then I discovered Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss and…well…I’m rethinking my stance. I got it in Troublant from the fall collection, which is a really luscious divine color, but $32??? Me-ouch.

    But seriously, Troublant is freaking amazing in that totally and deliciously understated way.

  417. Andrea says:

    I am all excited for tomorrow! My little boy goes off to Pre-K! I’m praying I don’t cry.

  418. Jody says:

    I think teal is an amazing summer color. L’Oreal Infallible Endless Sea is a great teal shade.

  419. Candice says:

    My newest obsession is the Sephora MicroSmooth baked eyeshadow trio in At Dusk. Beautiful!!!!

  420. Marilyn says:

    Not a big lipgloss kinda gal, but I love Barry M’s #11 which i don’t wear that often…I’m usually rockin a red lippy!!!

  421. Joy says:

    Love teal eye shadow! I haven’t met a color I haven’t been able to use in some way yet. πŸ™‚

  422. Mackenzie says:

    I wish there was allergy-proof foundation!

  423. mayra says:

    The last thing i made from scratch was Skillet Lasagna, its super quick and easy and best of all its delicious!

  424. Bridget says:


  425. mn says:

    I’m going for the win!

  426. Stephanie Y says:

    Trying to branch out and wear colors on the eyes…we’ll see how it goes. PS – thanks for the e-mail Karen, now I know how to check for the winners πŸ™‚

  427. mn says:

    I’m going for the win!
    (PS, tried to post but it wasn’t going through so pardon if you see a duplicate).

  428. Nina says:

    currently watching extreme makeover weight loss edition. chris powell is a cutie!

  429. Sunshine Saver says:

    I need to learn how to retweet messages! Yikes! I guess I will only have one entry here! And I live in a 3 ring circus! I am the ring leader! lol

  430. Justine says:

    Not looking forward to going to school tomorrow πŸ™ anyhoo, i just gave my dog a bath! Its such a mission every single time.

  431. Aarti says:

    Love teal eyeshadow!

  432. Tiffany says:

    I used one of MAC’s new Styleseeker e/s duos this morning. Thank goodness I LOVE marché aux puces b/c it was like a wild goose chase finding it. 4 Nordies, 3 MAC stores and 2 Macys later, it’s mine!

  433. camelle says:

    Im still debating whether to clean my makeup brushes or wait another week? πŸ™‚

  434. Roxanne says:

    We just took in a stray kitty and had her spayed. The little sweetie is recovering well and we’re spoiling her. This makes the seventh and final feline that is apart of our family now!

  435. Beth says:

    True Blood rocks! RIP Russell Edgington!

  436. cara says:

    review some new foundations!! please karen! thanks.. btw my fave foundation is by Lancome.

  437. Charity S says:

    I love shopping at Sephora.

  438. Noelle says:

    Getting ready for Monday. πŸ™ The weekend goes by too fast!!!

  439. Janet says:

    Love teal eyeshadow! Just bought one today! πŸ™‚

  440. Hazel says:

    Lazy Sunday! Have a good day, everyone!

  441. jessm says:

    The last meal i made was pancakes, but i dont know if out of a box counts as from scratch?

  442. tiffany v says:

    Just had my bridal shower today…now onward with the wedding!

  443. Rai says:

    I love Sephora!

  444. Alyssa says:

    Love your blog!!

  445. Beth says:

    I love teal eyeshadow!

  446. Danielle says:

    ! I hope I win

  447. Katrina says:

    I start my senior year of college tomorrow and I’m ready to take it on!

  448. Samantha Beaton says:

    I defInitely prefer non-sticky lipgloss!!

  449. Kymberlie R. McGuire says:

    My random comment: Ugh. My crush needs to hurry up and get his shit together and ask me out.

  450. Camille says:

    I tried, and love, Red Carpet Manicure at home gel nail kit.

  451. Catherine Hannon says:

    I think I’m gonna go NUTS before anyone else I know watches True Blood!

  452. Wendy Kroy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  453. Jennifer W says:

    I really to learn how to do a simple pink lip using drugstore products. Or Sephora products if I win! πŸ™‚

  454. Kelsey says:

    Today I went to the county fair with my mom and I got to hold a baby Fennec fox! It’s fur was so soft! πŸ™‚

  455. Jessica says:

    I prefer non-sticky lip gloss but haven’t really found one in awhile! Seems that all the ones I try lately are super sticky. Then I have long hair and it’s windy…. Creates some sticky situations….

  456. Quinctia says:

    I like teal eyeshadow, I wore some today! πŸ˜€

  457. Jessie says:

    Love your purple hair in the Urban Decay post – tres chic!

  458. Crystal says:

    Karen, have you used any of the OCC concealers? I heard Sephora will soon be carrying OCC!

  459. chibicheeks says:

    Non-sticky lipgloss! I hate when my hair sticks to my lips πŸ™

  460. Rozae says:

    Teal eyeshadow is great but teal dress is just as good!

  461. Marjie says:

    It’s been a lazy Sunday for me, but I have used a ton of Smith’s Rosebud Salve on this scratch I randomly gave myself last night while sleeping…so not cute. Hope you and Tabs have a good Sunday night! Do you watch Breaking Bad? It is getting so crazeballs!

  462. Sara Roth says:

    Just graduated from grad school! Now to find a job…

  463. RY says:

    My new favorite buys are stila waterproof eyeliner and too faced eyeshadow primer.

  464. nekosan says:

    All our kitties got taken for walks on both Saturday and Sunday!

  465. tara says:

    Today my best friend lectured me about not needing anymore makeup :-/

  466. LAURA says:

    Gearing up for a run this AM. Training for my first 1/2 marathon!

  467. Sophie says:

    I love your new hair, Karen!

  468. Erika says:

    Sticky lipgloss lasts longer! No good for kissing though… πŸ˜‰

  469. Lorraine ER says:

    We’re having a hurricane right now and it’s kinda making me anxious, so winning this would be an awesome way to take my mind off of it! I’m crossing my fingers *and* my toes that I luck out!

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