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

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Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

Jackson and Tabs


This morning I awoke to a blood curdling scream!

I bolted straight up in bed when I heard it. “What the hell was that?!”

“I don’t know!” El Hub said, already getting up. “Stay here. Call 911 if I don’t come right back.”

El Hub grabbed a machete he keeps by the bed (yes, a machete) and hurried downstairs.

“What’s going on?!” I shouted after him.

No answer.

“Sweetie? What’s going on?”

I’d thrown off the covers and was sitting up on my knees with my phone in my hands. Then I heard other noises coming from downstairs, quieter sounds, like people laughing?

“It’s okay,” he called back, sounding relieved as he started back up the stairs. “False alarm.”

He stood in the doorway to the bedroom smiling at me. “But it looks like Tabs finally figured out how to turn on the TV.”

I guess he couldn’t wait to start watching the My Cat From Hell marathon I set the Tivo to record, so he decided to chill on the couch and start watching it now.

Or, slightly more likely, he accidentally stepped on the remote control…

The screaming was from a sphinx cat its owners were trying to bathe. 🙂

Tabs just loves watching My Cat From Hell, mostly because of the host, Jackson Galaxy.

He says that Jackson has always been very professional and kind every time they’ve worked together.

Good to know…

I’m gonna go watch the next episode now while I try to calm down… If you haven’t already entered this weekend’s giveaway, it only takes a comment (and for a second entry, a tweet). You could win a $50 eGift card from Sephora.

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.”

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-Chelsea (and Jiji the kitten and Quincy the bunny)

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Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, have you started to see any signs of fall where you live? Do you prefer to paint your own toenails or get them professionally done? Do you have a favorite pair of pajamas? How often do you stretch? When was the last time you wore a cowboy hat? What’s your take on men who wear vests? Who does your hair? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, September 9, 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 Bekah! Congratulations, Bekah! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. 🙂


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  1. Brooke says:

    Tabs would be a great Sephora consultant!

    • Sandra says:

      Hi, Karen, I’m a new mom of a beautiful baby boy. I stumbled onto your blog a couple weeks ago during one of my late night feedings and have been reading this blog ever since. I love your reviews and especially the MAC Unsung Heroes entries.

  2. C R Williams says:

    Loved your tweet about not letting anyone take your joy!

  3. Claire says:

    I would really like to win this

  4. April says:

    I always do my own pedis. I’m better at keeping the polish off my own cuticles than anyone else!

  5. Amy D. says:

    It has been a pretty rough week. Blah.

  6. Rachel says:

    My cat should be on My Cat From Hell! She is insane. With my husband and I, she’s sweet and loving (though a bit bitey and snappish when she’s grumpy), but if anyone comes into the house, she FLIPS OUT!! She growls and hisses at everyone, but she won’t just run away – she will stay in the room and just keep growling and yowling at them! Sometimes she’ll get on my lap and hiss at them from across the room. It isn’t just them either – she flips out on us too! She gets SO ANGRY that someone came into her domain, she will attack us for a day or two after they were here! We had a family gathering once with 20 people in our house – she hissed at every piece of furniture for a week and we couldn’t get near her! I need to contact Jackson Galaxy, STAT!

  7. Patty cortez says:

    i prefer to paint my own toe nailes

  8. karen says:

    Don’t you love when cats startle you awake? Hubby is a veteran and sleeps on high alert so I’m often woken by him jumping out of bed to deal with a fresh hairball.

  9. Ricki says:

    My favorite pair of pajamas are red and white with pigs all over them. They make me excited for fall and winter.

  10. Jody says:

    Prefer to paint my own toenails. I always paint them a shade of red that depends on the season.

  11. maria says:

    ok Tabs, send me some luck. I would really like to win this time. I’m in the last part of my third trimester and well, this girl NEEDS a pick-me-up! thanks for the chance Karen. x

  12. Avery says:

    Ohh there is so much fall makeup that I want right now!

  13. Kirsten H. says:

    Hah! I love My Cat From Hell. My cat, however, looks confused and goes into the other room when it’s on.

  14. Brooke says:

    My hubby and I love My Cat From Hell. Our four kitties, however, don’t really seem to enjoy it. 🙁 We have gotten some great tips from the show though. We now feed our cats via hierarchy/age (which makes our 18 year old, Baby, VERY happy). We also have a devoted cat room with cat trees, toys, beds, etc. But our cats aren’t spoiled or anything……. LOL

  15. Wayne says:

    Getting depressed that I have to turn on the lights before 8 pm now.

  16. Megan says:

    Man, I’d never let someone else touch my toenails. I paint them myself.

  17. Celine joseph says:

    Im going to get Banana Pudding. Ive been craving it.

  18. melissa says:

    I am going to do a different eyeshadow look today, I want to get out of my comfort zone. Gotta leave my naked 2 alone for once 😛

  19. Bunny says:

    No fall here yet, it was hot and steamy this past week!

    I think somebody asked about my bunny gravatar last week, it’s a picture from cute overload, I wish it were my bunny(I don’t have one) but I would never get anything done because I’d be constantly watching it’s cuteness!

  20. I definitely prefer to get my toes professionally done, but I haven’t really found a good place here so I’ve been doing them by myself. It’s nice to know that I will soon wear only close-toed shoes so that I can slack off again LOL
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Estee Lauder Violet Underground Conclusion & Looks

  21. Lisa Brown says:

    I can see and feel fall – cold mornings, leaves falling.

  22. hazakaza says:

    I’ve actually never gotten a professional pedicure!

  23. Mariee says:

    My Cat From Hell is a great show!

  24. Liz says:

    I’m about to have a tuna sandwich.

  25. Alice says:

    After years of living in “sun country,” I’ve forgotten that there even is a fall season and that it comes early here in WY; brrr this morning!

  26. Jamie says:

    Although our leaves are not changing yet, the temps are getting lower so fall is definitely in the air! Bring on the hot chocolate!!

  27. Noelle says:

    Trying to decide what color to paint my nails.

  28. April says:

    I bought a new brush cleaner today. Dr, Bronner’s Mild Soap. I heard it was amazing so I’m trying it out. I’m kind of excited 😀

  29. Jamie says:

    Our leaves are not changing yet but our days are getting cooler. Bring on the hot chocolate!

  30. Chelsey says:

    Haha oh my goodness! I can’t believe Tabs scared you guys like that! 😛 Smart kitty.

  31. Agata says:

    I like getting my toenails painted at a nail place but I usually do it myself.

  32. Lydia says:

    Today is the first cool day here in Chicago and I hope fall is coming!

  33. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I just saw the new Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen nail colors for Spring ’13 on the NYFW runway – amazing!

  34. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    This week was my first week back to school. I’m glad its over and I’m looking forward to some football tomorrow!

  35. Tiffanie says:

    I’ve never seen that show but it sounds hilarious!

  36. bruna louise says:

    pumpkin spice lattes for fall! <3

  37. onegreatsmile says:

    I do my own hair

  38. Becky says:

    We finally have summer in Seattle – in September!

  39. Layla says:

    I love your blog! Hope I win this gift card!

  40. Rachel B. says:

    Omigod! My mouth was hanging open reading this! Sigh of relief.. then LOL! I guess Tabs is revealing more talent/ability!

  41. Terri B says:

    LOL, your story cracked me up. : )
    I like to paint my own toenails. It forces me to sit still for at least a half-hour. Have only had one pedicure–the night before my wedding–and I didn’t enjoy it at all.

  42. Brenda says:

    No fall here…or not yet, they promised fall temperatures by the end of the week!

  43. Christine says:

    I’ve been looking for signs of Fall for months; Can’t wait for pumpkin everything and crisp sunny days!
    I’m afraid to paint my toenails anymore, since I’m in the water a lot it chips off super fast….

  44. steph b says:

    After one bad, expensive cutafter I moved back by the guy who did my hair the last time I lived in DC I found Brennan. Love him!

  45. Amber says:

    I always do my own pedicures! I feel weird about feet in general, but especially someone else touching mine!
    Hey Bunny, drop me your address and I will mail you a cute, *coughevilcough* mini lop!
    We have a bunny named Marshmallow. She snort/growls and scratches my hub and I, but she loves the kids. Too bad I’m usually the one to take care of her!

  46. Rikki says:

    Watching Hell’s Kitchen season one on DVD and there is no closed captioning option. What a shame.

  47. Lala says:

    I do my own hair

  48. Taryn says:

    My favorite nightshirt is a daffy duck one I got it NYC when I was twelve. It is now 17 years old and is sooo soft, but has more than a few little holes in it!

  49. Briana says:

    I rearranged my room yesterday and the main reason I chose to is because my cats, Kush & Khalid, like to use me as a stepping stool to get to the window while I sleep at night. They’re a couple of real characters 😂

  50. Meredith says:

    I’m with Tabs. Jackson Galaxy is great! We watch him every Saturday.

  51. helene says:

    We have leaves on the ground already here :'( but I am about to head to my local sephora to try to find one of the new illamasqua polish 🙂

  52. Hannah S. says:

    I like to do my own nails. I have so many Zoya nail polishes to choose from and saves me money!

  53. Vanessa F says:

    I love doing my own nails-fingers and toes. It’s a little inexpensive treat that I do for myself each week. Plus, it’s an excuse to buy lots of nail polish!

  54. Kaleigh says:

    The last time I wore a cowboy hat was at the Calgary Stampede for the Garth Brooks concert!! YAHOO!!!

  55. Nikki A says:

    I do my own nails – read too many skin infection horror stories in Epidemiology class! The leaves are starting to turn here in upstate NY, but the temp is still pretty high.

  56. Amanda says:

    Nope, there are no signs of fall here on Oahu! I go get my toenails done by a professional! I really need to go. Hopefully sometime soon! Have a great weekend!!!

  57. Jenny says:

    I haven’t had a mani/pedi in years – I finally cleared up the infections and fungus from the last time and am scared now!

  58. Melinda says:

    Ha, that’s so crazy that you mentioned My Cat From Hell. That’s what I’m watching right now.

    Anywho, I always do my own nails. I don’t like people touching my feet and they’re usually too rough with my cuticles. And I’ve got more polish colors anyway.

  59. leetal says:

    happy weekend!

  60. Mary Sommerfeld says:

    I really like your evaluations of products & the tips to go with them. Plus I think my abyssinian cat, Katrina has become a big fan of Tabs.

  61. Elin says:

    I’m longing for fall.

  62. Tara says:

    The Ironman triathalon is going by my house this weekend. These people are so incredibly fit!

  63. Ana B. says:

    I only get my toes professionally done – about every two weeks. But I have noticed that I take my own nail polish. I like that I can fix any chips at home.

  64. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Off to my 4th and final wedding of the season! Sigh. Weddings are making me broke!

  65. Emma R says:

    Ahh I hope I win!!! I would use the gift card to get the new Dior Nude Glowing liquid foundation, I have been drooling over it like CRAZY!

  66. Emma R says:

    Also, my feet are too sensitive to get professionally done, pedicures make me squirm like a madman!

  67. Katherine says:

    My favorite pajamas are t-shirt/nightgown thing my MIL gave me that has a cat on it and says “Cats Meow.” I thought it was pretty ridiculous when I got it, but oh man is it comfortable!

  68. Lynn says:

    my are ugly feet so i don’t want people to look at them. plus i don’t think i can handle people touching them and not squirm for being tickled.

  69. Maya says:

    still hotter than the sun here!

  70. KELLY M says:

    I Love My Cat From Hell! That show is addictive, I was watching it until 2 am the last time it was on. My wonderful cat Bailey used to be a little bit of a handful, but he really calmed down his last couple of years. he just passed away after 11 wonderful years. I miss you baby.

  71. Jen_m_sunshine says:

    Signs of fall equals football season starting and my husband mysteriously disappearing to go play madden 2013!

  72. amanda says:

    I just watched the episode! Love this show, but must be a scary sound to wake up to!

  73. Alix says:

    No signs of fall yet, but I’m looking!

  74. Dawn says:

    I can tell fall is approaching because of the angle of the sunset and the gradually crisper temperature in the AM. Looove the fall!

  75. stacy says:

    Looking forward to fall toes. Love the deep colors coming out. Hopefully the weather will follow soon. Too hot in Texas now.

  76. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Beauty’s Best on QVC right now!

  77. Amy Z says:

    It’s kinda crazy — we had a huge thunderstorm last night, and today, BOOM – the temperature dropped 10 degrees

  78. Jennifer says:

    i like painting my own toenails-i’m too ticklish for a pro pedicure! haha

  79. Iris says:

    Signs of fall are around here. Our weather is starting to get colder and days shorter. There’s been a few red and gold leaves around.

  80. Daniella says:

    You have a smart kitteh 😀
    Vests on men: a black vest over a tshirt can look really cute!

  81. Yesenia says:

    so annoyed with today tbh :S

  82. Rita says:

    Hi Karen, I hope you and tabs have a good weekend. I love autumn, it is my most favorite time of the year, and this year my birthday falls on thanksgiving!

  83. Margie says:

    A wonderful gal named India has been taking care of my hair for 4 years. Love her!

  84. RJ says:

    I just realized I left my UD Naked palette in a rental car in another state! fail. Could this giveaway be an answer to my prayers lol

  85. Nicole says:

    我很饿!Which means I am very hungry :<

  86. Becca says:

    I have yet to see any signs of fall here in Connecticut. Mostly because I have yet to see any girls wearing burgundy lipstick or boys in wing-tipped shoes. I really need this gift card so I can buy a palette from NARS’s new Andy Warhol collection!!

  87. Sunandha says:

    Luv Autumn and winter . . . The cold winds . . . The snow . . . The best time of the year but not for my skin tho’. Dont mind it but.

  88. TrippyPixie says:

    It doesn’t feel like fall yet, but it has been getting darker earlier, which I’m sad about.

  89. Erin says:

    I live in Florida, so definitely no signs of fall. It’s just hotter than ever!

  90. Kellie says:

    I tried to watch My Cat From Hell before…and it was always so depressing! The owners were always doing something wrong it seemed. Did you see the one where they guy shot nerf darts at his cat?! Well of course the cat is going to have behavioral problems! Ugh!

  91. Joanna says:

    I love my konad stamping kit, you should try it too

  92. Sarah Rodriguez says:

    Hello! i came across you’re blog on The Top 50 Makeup Blogs! I started to browse around you’re blog! so far i love what i see! I’m a 18 year old girl who just started her freshmen year of college!! How exciting It is so far! BUT sadly I still don’t know yet what exactly i want to be… (SAD FACE) but I do know that I LOVE makeup! and i do loveeeee talking about it! then it dawned on me. is blogging a career? even if it isn’t i would want to create my own makeup blog someday! 🙂 oh! I also notice that you were giving away a $50 Sephora Gift card! i was going to leave a comment regardless but what the heck! I want to enter too!

    soooo! signs of fall yet?! umm nope! it’s dreadfully hot and humid here still! It feels really yucky!! no bueno! But I Sure am looking forward for that cool fall!

  93. Gail says:

    So glad its the weekend – lost a friend and my other friends dog and another friends cat – Guess thats my 3 for now

  94. Bethany says:

    I love fall…but it is still hot and humid where I live…hurry cool weather!

  95. Emma says:

    One of my neighbor’s trees is starting to turn but it’s too early for that!

  96. jaymie says:

    I definitely prefer to paint my own toes!

  97. Jordan says:

    I like to polish my own toes, I wouldn’t want anyone else touching them, YUCK

  98. Audrey says:

    My favorite pajamas are black and pink striped and my best friend gave them to me!

  99. Jeniie says:

    The leaves are slowly starting to turn here which is exciting because I love fall!

  100. Ellen says:

    A machete? Interesting choice 🙂 when I was home alone once, I made the very poor choice of watching an episode of MonsterQuest that took place in Ohio (I live in Michigan). I was so scared that I spent the rest of the night holding the dog on a leash and a butcher knife.

  101. Ali says:

    It’s still as hot and humid as ever down here, but there’s been a couple evenings where I could feel a very slight fall coolness in the air.

  102. Laura H says:

    Were starting to see the signs of fall in Canada already. I’ve seen leaves falling already !

  103. Darlene says:

    I do my own mani & pedi. I love fall…craving some Entenmann’s Cheese filled Crumb Coffee Cake!!

  104. Joy says:

    Leaves are changing. If only the weather would cool down a bit, I would actually enjoy being outside to see the colors.

  105. Erica says:

    Doesn’t everyone have a favorite pair of pajamas!?

  106. marisol says:

    A machete! Holy moly! Tabs better watch out.

  107. Bria says:

    Haha what’s Tabs’s favourite tv show?

  108. MJ says:

    I guess the sign for fall is the hot dry weather for me. Fire season for SoCal. >>

  109. Nora says:

    Gotta love them kitties!!!! 🙂

  110. Lulle says:

    Haha, fun story! Once my TV (when I still had one) turned on by itself… well that or there was a ghost! Got scared to death!

    There’s no sign of fall here in San Diego, it’s still sunny and HOT!
    Lulle recently posted … Sephora + Pantone Universe Lip Luster Lipstick in Raspberry Radiance

  111. BooBooNinja says:

    My tummy’s full of warm, yummy goodness and I’m sleepy…

  112. Anne says:

    You are too funny Karen..

  113. PS says:

    I luv fall, my favorite time of year. Can’t wait for egg nog lattes and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. Yum!

    Have a great weekend!

  114. Mallory F says:

    It feels a lot like fall here! It’s going to be in the mid 70’s all weekend. My significant other and his dad have been out doing yard work. I can’t wait for Halloween!

  115. Chanelle says:

    I wish I knew if there were signs of fall outside, but I’ve been too sick to leave the house for over a week 🙁 From what I can see from my window, though, it’s still pretty sunny and the leaves are still on the trees.

  116. Mary says:

    I do my hair. 😀 My aunt is a beautician, and she’s always done my hair for me since I was born. However, recently I’ve been keeping my hair a lovely shade of neon blue, so it was taking 4-5 hours out of her busy day to do my hair for me, and since I get the family discount I felt bad about taking away from her paid-in-full customers, so I had her show me how to do it myself and where to get the materials. Now I only go see her if I need a haircut, my aquamarine tresses are managed by me. 😀 P.S. for bright/funky hair colors, Pravana is hands down the BEST. Apart from my dark roots growing in, I don’t have to touch up the color for nearly a month. The blue fades from a really deep ocean blue to a lighter turquoise-like blue without getting green or weird-looking. I’ve never had another brand stay in this well. 🙂

  117. Lexi says:

    you know who loves free giftcards to Sephora? me! and my homedog, Olllie 🙂

  118. Mandy says:

    I love my Tuffy so very, very much!

  119. Alison says:

    No signs of fall here in Santa Barbara, just hot weather!

  120. fernanyi says:

    Hey Karen I have this crazy ting, I love nail polish and I even have a nail polish rack at home fill with all of my favorite colors. But ask me what colors are my nails right no!!! NOTHING!! I never have time to paint them and not even that after you paint them you have to wait for them to wait and I never have time!!! If you have any suggestion or tips so i can finally get to use my nail polishes I’ll appreciated it!! HAHAH thanks for listening!! HUGS XOXO Fe

  121. Larie says:

    I always do my own toes, but it’d be nice to get a pedicure sometime.
    Larie recently posted … The Thursday Post

  122. Patty says:

    Hilarious story, Karen! The real cat from hell is giving me the evil eye as I write this. I guess I should step away from the computer and fill his food bowl…again.

  123. Bells says:

    I just got my first purple lipstick and I love it!

  124. Kate & Zena says:

    Yay for Saturday!

  125. Kay J says:

    I like to paint my own toenails!

  126. Jasmine says:

    The last time I wore a cowboy hat was last month in Whistler, B.C. It was so hot out I just needed extra protection from the sun. My best friend had her stag there it was so much fun! If you are in the Vancouver area during the summer I highly recommend visiting Whistler 🙂

  127. Jenn S. says:

    Men who wear vests belong in the Village People. Not a good look at all. Not crazy about vests for women either. JMO…:)

  128. Casey says:

    I love your blog!

  129. D Starz says:

    Ooooo man, after seeing your swatches of Lorac Pro Palette, i cant decide which ones I want anymore!! Lorac Unzipped vs Lorac Pro, what do you think?

  130. aradhana says:

    i find it easiest to do my own pedicures….

  131. Katrina says:

    I don’t know why but I’d rather do my own manis & pedis and I’m not afraid to cut my hair either.

  132. Sarah C. says:

    i actually dont have a favorite pair of pajamas!

  133. Denise says:

    I noticed the first sign of fall today. The trees in the back yard are just shedding leaves like crazy. Yesterday I swear there wasn’t a single leaf on the ground. Now it’s covered with them.

  134. Marissa Pazos says:

    First signs of fall have made their way to El Paso, tx. Yesteday’s high was 98 and today the high is 79 with rain. I just can’t wait to make hot chocolate, wear scarfs and do fall makeup. Thanks for all the tips, tricks and reviews.


    Ps. Told my BF about the machete he thought that was the coolest thing. He is thinking of trading the baseball bat right next to our bed for a machete!

  135. Michelle L says:

    After watching My Cat From Hell I consider my kitty to be pretty well behaved in comparison! Lucky me!

  136. Lisa Kay says:

    I change my nail color almost every day and every bottle comes from Sephora!!

  137. Janet says:

    The weather is showing signs of fall… Not diggin it. 🙁

  138. nicolle says:

    hahaha i do have a favorite pair of pjs, but they really should be retired! fall for me means eating fresh from the orchard honeycrisp apples. i look foward to it every year. 🙂

  139. Step says:

    The leaves are falling off the trees, but I’m pretty sure it’s because the trees are all dying due to drought…

  140. Joanna says:

    I find it very appealing when my husband wears a vest and basket ball shorts 🙂

  141. JENNIFER says:

    A’MEN! I HAVE BEEN FROM HELL AND BACK THIS WEEK AND KNEW ONCE I GOT GROUNDED TABS AND YOU WOULD BE THERE WITH SOMETHING FREE! I did not realize I was using all caps, but I am too lazy to go fix it, sorry! I really want to try Every color of the Sephora Jumbo pencils– Loooovvvee!

  142. Ana says:

    the only time I really get my nails or toes done is for a special occasion or when I want something I can’t do myself, i.e. gel or a french manicure

  143. Meagan says:

    Love that you love cats! Wish I could have one but my parents won’t let me wehh 🙁
    What’s your favourite drugstore makeup brand?

  144. Denise M says:

    i had a mani/pedi while on vacation for the first time in 2 years! I wish i had more time for them

  145. cara says:

    The show My Cat from Hell is so interesting. I’m very happy my cat isn’t from hell, instead she’s more like a dog. I have never heard her hiss!

  146. Rachel says:

    I like to do my own pedi and mani. 🙂 The manicurist actually made me bleed doing my cuticles so I don’t really like to go.

  147. blkrox says:

    I prefer doing my own nails, although I love an occasional foot soak, scrub, and massage!

  148. Cassidey says:

    Fall is finally starting to show up here!

  149. Lorri says:

    Pumpkin spice lattes, college football and the new holiday 2012 makeup palettes are a few of my favorite things about fall. And my birthday is Wednesday!! 😀

  150. sweeks1980 says:

    I prefer to get my nails done, but I never have time to go to the salon.

  151. Zoey says:

    I’m getting my hair cut next weekend.

  152. Shauna says:

    I do prefer to get pedi’s in a salon, but I can’t afford to, so I more often than not do my own. As far as my manicures- I prefer to do those. You pay all this $ + Tip, and half the time I do a much better job than the Tech. Eh.

  153. laura says:

    no signs of fall yet in l.a.

  154. Maria says:

    I prefer to do my own nails. It’s kind of my creative outlet PLUS its a whole lot cheaper!

  155. Chelsea says:

    I do my own pedicures. I find it relaxing, and I’m also paranoid about bacteria and infections from salons.

    Plus, you know, I’m a broke grad student.

  156. Janet says:

    Oh I love that show! Tabs is a very smart kitty 🙂

  157. :) says:

    I am so tired of being tired.

  158. Hannah S. says:

    Survived first week of grad school! @_@

  159. Kathryn says:

    I have had the same hairdresser since I was 10 years old. I plan my haircuts around school breaks! Last year I had to get my hair cut at school so went to someone knew, and it was terrible!

  160. Shana says:

    I would do my own pedicures if I could, but I am way too uncoordinated!

  161. tabby says:

    I love hummus.

  162. AP says:

    I need new makeup to have some fun with for fall!

  163. Kprice says:

    I give myself a pedi each week. It’s something I make sure I make time to do for myself, and it makes me feel so much better. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway.

  164. eRiN says:

    I need to do my nails before I leave for England!! I know I won’t want to spend time on it while I’m there …
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  165. Jill says:

    just went to sephora last night…and behaved 🙁 only bought the moisturizer I was out of, and a double ended brow brush that was on sale for only $3!

  166. AmyD says:

    ysl glossy stain in No 20 rouge enamel back in stock @ sephora (at least in nyc) – what an amazing red! 🙂

  167. Emily says:

    pedis – myself in front of the TV. Professional pedis are a birthday treat!

  168. Janelle says:

    Cat From Hell sounds like an amazing show XD

  169. Brandy says:

    Tabs wish me luck really need to get some beauty products to add to my small collection It would really make my weekend found out my cats sick 

  170. Jess says:

    It’s been POURING rain all day today! *sigh* Just an awful way to spend a Saturday.

  171. saffron says:

    Oh man I am dealing with the worst afternoon slump n’ grump today, but I love this contest, thank you!

  172. AG says:

    You know, I’ve never actually had a pedicure, but I hope to treat myself to one soon!

  173. Abbie says:

    No fall yet here in Tokyo : ( I can’t wait. I’m tired of having all my makeup sweat off my face…

  174. Ester says:

    I always paint my own nails! I can’t imagine forking over the amount it takes to get my nails done. Plus, the fumes really get to me. I always have to hold my breath past the salons in the mall!

  175. Ester says:

    oops, my email was incorrect in last comment

  176. Tran says:

    No signs of fall yet here, we’re still having such warm weather

  177. Cristina says:

    Welcoming fall by wearing layers 🙂

  178. Samantha says:

    I am an aspring esthetician. Starting school in the fall. I use to be a professional model so i was use to getting my nails and toes done all the time. Now im learning to do them myself and im having so much fun.

  179. Alisa says:

    Well, spring is coming here in Australia!

  180. Nicole O. says:

    ————————- My birthday’s on 9/21 & I’d love to use this gift card to treat myself. 😉

    Thanks for the chance, Karen!

  181. Stephanie Y says:

    There’s a chill in the air today in the midwest….but I’m sure summer isn’t over just yet. Probably have a few more 90 degree days left.

  182. lucia abuin says:

    i’d love to win!!! 😉

  183. Elizabeth says:

    I prefer to have my toenails professionally done, but I usually do them myself to save time and money.

  184. Janet says:

    Ugh, no signs of fall yet here in San Diego. It’s been in the high 80’s for most of the summer. I’m loving the heat but I’m so ready for fall.

  185. Ash G says:

    I’m terrible at painting my own toes, but I usually do it anyway

  186. elle says:

    I’m so excited for OCC lip tars to arrive at Sephora!

  187. Sonia says:

    I do my own toes. I’m way too cheap to get a pedi most of the time, but once in a while, I spring for it!

  188. Melissa says:

    It’s a blessing and a curse to live in Hawaii…

    I have to do hot + Humid makeup techniques year round!

  189. Megan says:

    How does everyone find the texture of the new NARS outlaw blush? The color on mine is beautiful, but im finding I have to build A LOT just to get any color out of it…..maybe i got a dud?

  190. Caitie says:

    I paint my own toes!
    Caitie recently posted … DIY Clay & Honey Face Mask

  191. Missy M. says:

    I’d much rather have a professional paint my nails

  192. Sarah says:

    I cannot wait for fall, and I’m so sick of the rain and humidity…especially since it wreaks havoc on my hair and make up!!

  193. LauraA says:

    I lacquer my own toes, and LOVE My Cat From Hell.

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

  194. Joyce says:

    I just started my graduate courses and I’m dreading it already! =(

  195. Tina says:

    It’s such a wonderful day today!

  196. BB says:

    Is that the hubster in the pic with Tabs? Great pic!

  197. Lena says:

    I love fall!

  198. Samantha F. says:

    No signs of fall here yet. Still kinda hot. So ready for fall weather and for the leaves to change colors. So pretty 🙂

  199. Dolly says:

    I love your blog! And did anyone know u can make ur teeth whiter by scrubbing them with the inside of a banana peel? Lol random but trueee:)

  200. Marisa Payne says:

    Today’s temps where about 25 degrees cooler than yesterday’s!

  201. Juliet says:

    I can’t wait to check out the new Chanel RAs!

  202. aubrie says:

    I can see fall, its on the horizon! It was actually cooler today (80 degrees, no humidity and a breeze). We are off to build a fire on the patio tonight.

  203. Stephpolk82 says:

    I prefer to do my own toenails and I do my hair. I enjoy getting a professional pedicure here and there though.

  204. I could use a boost. I have an obsession with BE and would love some new stuff.
    I had my B-day and with have my 20th anniversary this coming week. i would love some new stuff to impress the hubbie.

    I have been unemployed for over a year and would love to have a little shopping spree to share with my 2 teens.

    thanks for a chance:)

  205. Lainey says:

    We haven’t seen any signs of fall yet, aside from a few gusts of cold wind.
    Lainey recently posted … Review: Nars Concealer

  206. Cinnamon E says:

    HUGE fan of your blog, & your makeup is always absolutely flawless!

  207. Kaolee says:

    I definitely paint my own nails! Lovely giveaway!

  208. kharanya says:

    I prefer to paint my own toenails, I think they’re God awful ugly lol.

  209. Tatyana G says:

    I’ve never really had my toenails done professionally, except for my mom who worked in the beauty business for years and I have been lucky enough for her to do mine. For free 🙂

  210. christine says:

    hi karen! i just bought the clean and clear spot treatment you recommended.

  211. Zach says:

    I’m a diva on a college budget and I just ran out of my Benefit Porefessional. Help a fellow cat-lovin’ sista out! xoxo

  212. Julia says:

    We’re definitely starting to see signs of fall here. Temps were in the 80’s today! Which is much better than the 100’s we’ve been having.

  213. Liz! says:

    Gurrrrl…After not listening to them pretty much since high school I am on such a Blink 182 kick. And I’m almost 30 dang years old. Oh, well…

  214. Annie says:

    I did my hair using a pinterest tip and had dinner with a pinterest recipe and eventually ended up here after following some makeup on pinterest. I have a problem!

  215. Jacqueline28 says:

    I cannot wait for the weather to be cooler so I can wear my sweaters! 🙂

  216. Jasmine says:

    I would prefer to get pedicures professionally done, but the upkeep isn’t good for my wallet, so I usually just do them myself!

  217. Stephanie says:

    I’m a beauty addict too! Love your blog Karen!!

  218. Juangah says:


  219. SSB says:

    Well of course I had to enter, since my husband keeps a machete by the bed too!

  220. Jane says:

    Karen, I loved your story about Tabs turning on the TV by himself. Amber can change the channel, but she can’t turn it on by herself yet 😉

  221. Tay says:

    I was introduced to your blog by my polish feind best friend…now I read it everyday before work and bed…I’ve put many of your tips to use at every opportunityzl, especially your unsung heros! Thanks

  222. Lori says:

    I get my toes professionally done. It’s one of the few things I do to treat myself.

  223. Judy says:

    my tabby kitten is getting so big lately T_T i miss the days when i could catch her with one hand and she would nap in my lap… *sigh*

  224. Soo says:

    the weather’s been much cooler here! and I’m glad to have the Pumpkin Spice latte back ^~^

  225. Grace says:

    Our first day of fall came today! I love Fall so much, it’s just cozy!

  226. becca says:

    Yay! I made it! I always miss out on entering this contest because I’m chasing DS around all weekend (he’s 2!) and by Sunday, I’m fried. Glad I made it this time!

  227. LCA Britt says:

    My dogs watch Dog Whisperer on tv – too funny!

  228. Kim says:

    Fall is definitely arriving here. It is cooler at night and the leaves on the mulberry tree outside my window are turning yellow.

  229. Ashley says:

    I want to win!

  230. Melissa McMurray says:

    Love your writing.. Your stories are quite entertaining

  231. Kate Williamson says:

    Going back to work after being a stay at home Mom for 5 years! I could really use a Sephora fix!

  232. maomao says:

    I love Jackson Galaxy!

  233. Jerseygirl says:

    I have two beautiful black cats (they are really brown because black cats are very rare) that I and my daughter love so much! They are a year and a half apart and the only way we can tell them a part is by their eyes or even easier the color of there collars (red and purple). They make our lives interesting.

  234. Evelyn says:

    I paint my own toenails. I’m a runner; nobody else should get that close to them because they are nasty! 🙂

  235. Khalilah says:

    I prefer painting my own toe nails too. I do the beauty editor cheap thing where I paint haphazardly, go to bed, and remove excess from cuticles in morning shower. 🙂

  236. Mrs. Sark says:

    I cut about a foot of hair off on Thursday and I am loving my sassy short hair! It’s very Elizabeth Taylor in the 50’s, so now I’m looking for the perfect red lipstick.

  237. Sara says:

    I paint my own toes. I’m about to do it right now but I can’t decided which color.

  238. Liz says:

    I’m not sure that there’s anything better than a professional pedicure, unless it’s a professional massage.

  239. betony says:

    I love fall! So much fun shopping for Halloween decorations!

  240. T.Davis says:

    Summer is officially over and I am sad. I am not looking forward to winter

  241. Suzi says:

    I can’t wait to try out the new fall collections for Mac!

  242. Andrea says:

    I had the longest day at work today- so glad I’m home and watching Scrubs on Netflix!

  243. Kiara says:

    I’m about to fork over a whoooole lot of money at MAC for an upcoming concert series…yay for my face but boo for my wallet!

  244. Kathy Graham says:

    Thanks for your great tips!

  245. Nicole says:

    I love fall and I’m loving the bobbi brown uber basics collection for fall. The eyeshadows and lipglosses are amazing!

  246. Alice says:

    Loveeee painting my nails myself, especially using awesome dotting tools! I’ve started doing it for all my friends as well 🙂

  247. Mary says:

    I like getting my nails professionally done. I have no patience to do it myself.

  248. Brandee says:

    If I win, I think I’ll be getting that new Mac radiance primer that you’ve posted on recently. P.S.- I love your blog. I check twice daily for new postings!!! Xoxo

  249. Dee says:

    I’ve been staring at the Tarte blushes on your website for days now, will be nice if I win and I can get TWO of them 🙂

  250. Heidi says:

    The trees are just starting to get a little fall color in my neighborhood. So pretty, but it’s too early!

  251. Justine says:

    It’s been thunderstorming like crazy this weekend!

  252. MelodyJ says:

    The nights are cooler and it gets dark earlier. I’m starting to see Fall produce in the store.

  253. Rosie says:

    I need some new lipstick!

  254. Barbara says:

    My favorite nightshirt (which I have on right now) has Grumpy (from the seven dwarves) on the front drinking coffee. The back says “Grumpy before coffee”. Which pretty much sums up mornings for me!

  255. Alyssa says:

    I don’t want fall to come…. Still clinging to summer 🙂 in denial of any signs of fall:)

  256. Shannon says:

    I really hope I win! I want to try some Edward Bess makeup.

  257. monika says:

    I paint my own nails…….toes and fingers, so I can splurge on higher end nail polishes……..hellllouuuu ysl:) It’s all about balance, right? In the end, I think I even save money…

  258. Leona says:

    Getting over this viral infection with 2 sick kiddos and husband is rough! Hope out had a better week than mine!

  259. Wait! I want to know why El Hub keeps a machete by the bed.

  260. Stacie says:

    I love that show! As a proud owner of a stray, the show makes me appreciate my cat even more!

  261. Maria Wilson says:

    I’ve been wearing NARS Autumn Leaves almost everyday just to convince the weather to change for the colder!

  262. adelina says:

    I’m dying for these NYX lipsticks I saw at ulta!!

  263. Mai says:

    Officially made it through my first week of college! So happy, so tired.

  264. layla says:

    before you know it, tabs will be hogging the tv remote!

  265. Audrey says:

    No signs of Autumn yet, but I can’t wait till it gets here! Sweaters, boots, hot drinks, crunching leaves, and the smell of fall in the air… I can see it already (;

  266. chari perez says:

    What a great breakfast, coffee, cookies and participate in a contest…. would the smoked , Stila’s lipstick, nars blush, ….thanks

  267. Vanessa says:

    Wanted to bake today, I was slowly getting started and then I realized I had no butter! 😛 Typical!

  268. Tori says:

    Some guys look pretty darn good in a vest! 😉

  269. Amaris says:

    That sounds like a scary morning … I don’t know what I would do if that happened to me!

  270. Y. says:

    favorite pair of pj’s? yes!!! but they ripped so are now being replaced;)

  271. Monami says:

    You and Tabs make me happy 😀

  272. What a wonderful opportunity!!!! I could live in Sephora its like disneyland for me ha I want to swatch everything! 🙂 Hope i win 🙂

  273. chibicheeks says:

    I’m too cheap to get my toes done. If I had lots of money, I’d much rather get them to do it. All that bending and reaching is tough!

  274. Melodyy says:

    I haven’t started seeing fall yet… but it’s my favorite season so I’m really excited. I always do my own nails, why pay for someone to do them when I can myself? My mom does my hair 🙂

  275. Cristy says:

    Can’t wait to move in to our new house(Property virgins) 😉

  276. Lindsey says:

    I love watching My Cat From Hell. I’ve learned a lot of things from Jackson Galaxy. Tabs has good taste when it comes to TV shows.

  277. Iris says:

    I’ve just moved into my new place and setting it up is soooo stressful!

  278. Christin says:

    Cant wait for the snow to come! 🙂

  279. LAURA says:

    Looking forward to a nice relaxing lazy Sunday tomorrow!

  280. Pam says:

    I get my hair done in Japan Town by the owner at Arty Arty.

  281. Shannon H. says:

    The dark lipsticks that all the girls around me are wearing are signs that fall is on the way!

  282. meka says:

    I polish my own toenails because having them done professionally is a luxury I cannot afford right now.

  283. Justine says:

    I actually am in a nail polish craze at the moment so Im painting my own nails 🙂

  284. It would be nice to have a spa day today but hey when you have got to make that money to pay them bills, just gotta say until next time.

  285. Rozae says:

    Fall is already here, I’ve seen leaves change color, a bit silly in the bay area too.

  286. Brandi says:

    Hi Karen, heading on vacation next Saturday and I cannot wait. I have about a billion things to do before I leave, but instead I am on your blog.
    Have a great day!

  287. Maureen says:

    Even though it has been hot and humid the leaves are starting to fall already.

  288. JMay says:

    Fall is coming!

  289. Joy P. says:

    I’m not good at painting my own nails 🙁

  290. Sue C. says:

    I so enjoy watching My Cat From Hell for 2 reasons – 1) I’m fascinated with Jackson’s facial hair designs and 2) the problem cats make me feel so much better about my cats’ issues.

  291. Kelly says:

    cat daddy

  292. Aaah, one of the highlights of every Sunday, Karen’s giveaway 🙂

  293. Miriam says:

    Pedicures….the best. When you are lying back and watching someone else do them for you…

  294. Deanna G. says:

    No men in vests! Unless it’s a 3 piece suit.

  295. Michelle Fry says:

    I’ve been eyeing Sephora’s gel mani kit…not sure that I would ever buy it, but it’s fun to imagine!

  296. Rima D says:

    Heya…its raining like crazy out here and me and my girlfriends had planned to go out and wath a movie,but the rain compelled us to stay indoors,so we have a nail spa party this evening.I love it when when we crack up the silliest jokes and laugh like crazy ppl.

  297. Siobhanne says:

    It’s fall like weather here, but it’s just a tease! It’s supposed to warm up again this week (grrrr). Love fall!

  298. courtnie says:

    pedicures.. definitely.

  299. i wanna win this!been joining forever.this will be my christmas wish. 🙂

  300. Fay says:

    I prefer to do my own pedicures, I took the esthetics course in college – partly because I wanted to learn to do these things on my own 😀 did I say that outlud? hehe

  301. claireen says:

    I am gonna start my Whole30 diet tomorrow and I hope I will look better after 30 days! (with new makeup from Sephora, I hope :P)

  302. Alexis D. says:

    I have a favorite night gown that I have had for nine years now! I got it the summer before third grade at space camp. I have been wearing it ever since! It has heels and powder compacts and mirrors and perfume bottles on it. 🙂

  303. Miso says:

    I could really really use a massage right now how about you?!?

  304. shusheshe says:

    It’s still blasting day after day of heat in Taipei. No signs of fall yet, sadly.

  305. Wynell says:

    I prefer to have my nails done professionally

  306. Thanks again for the awesome giveaway! I love Jackson Galaxy!
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  307. irini says:

    I keep peper spray beside my bed, but that is not so smart I think

  308. Sagarika says:

    Hey.. I am from India and its raining cats and dogs here!!!!! Btw I absolutely love your blog. keep up the great work girl!! <3

  309. annie shebuski says:

    Happy Sunday, Ladies!!

  310. Joanne Gregory says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! And yes, it is chilly here in the mountains!

  311. Jennifer pina says:

    It was about 100 degrees where I live yesterday. No sign of fall yet but I can’t wait! My boots and Scarves are ready!

  312. Michelle says:

    Would love to get a pedicure now!

  313. quimerula says:

    I like to paint my nails myself, thank you very much!

  314. Louise says:

    I paint my own nails.. Saves me money & I find it to be therapeutic!

  315. nabel says:

    i love pedis! doing my own nails takes so long, and i hate messy nails lol

  316. Jennifer Pham says:

    I’m about to graduate college–what the heck do I do with my life? Or at least . . . what are my next steps?

    Anyone know a career that combines art/media with helping others?

  317. Katie says:

    I’m currently living in Los Angeles, so no, no signs of fall yet! But I do think this August/September has been noticeably cooler than last year’s.

  318. Amanda says:

    I love My Cat From Hell.

  319. Saddy says:

    After what seemed like an agonizing year of searching (sarcastic exaggeration)…..I’ve finally found the PERFECT nude nail polish: Wet n’ Wild’s Megalast in “Private Viewing”. It’s the loveliest, creamy, light pink-ish color that perfectly matches my natural nail tone but enhances it for a classier look; it goes on smooth with a flat, wide brush, which I love! PLUS, it was merely $1.92 at Walmart. What a score!! Way to go, WnW!

  320. Jennifer Masters says:

    I cannot remember the last time I wore a cowboy hat. Have I ever even worn one? I’m not sure but talking about it makes me want to get one now, just to say I have.

  321. Mykeshia says:


  322. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I love to get pedicures but my wallet doesn’t allow it very often, but I just got a refund check for overpayment on my home owners insurance so i am going to get a manicure and a pedicure :). Thanks for the giveaway.

  323. Danielle says:

    I do my own toenails, but have the urge to get them professionally done again soon.

  324. Sara says:

    I prefer to do my own pedi’s- I’m afraid of getting a fungal infection…

  325. nina says:

    It was my birthday yesterday! so this would be an awesome birthday present! and I prefer to do my own nails! 😀 thanks again!

  326. Krystal Bustamante says:

    HI id love to win!

  327. Yukari says:

    I never get pedicures because I think I can do them better on my own. Plus the one time I got them done the girl pushed my cuticles so much it hurt!!

  328. Tangjeen says:

    Hello from Thailand!
    I’ve seen many make up gurus are raving about fall/autumn. How cool is that?
    We don’t have fall here, let alone real winter.
    I’m envious of you guys 😀

  329. Stef Smith says:

    Nobody paints my nails as well as I do, I love the idea of getting a manicure or pedicure, but it would chip away after a day, not worth it. Luckily, I love doing my own nails, so it’s fine! 🙂

  330. virginie says:

    I am living in NYC and my whole family is in France. And this week end I had the met amazing gift and surprise!!! My sister came to visit……I am just so happy! Thank you G.D.

  331. ell says:

    I’m ready for fall and winter! Bought 2 pairs of boots this week. Usually I get myself one new pair of boots each year but I decided I should probably invest in a decent pair of snow boots too, since my old ones were from 10 years ago!!

  332. Chelsea says:

    Just went to Sephora yesterday and now going back today. Why did I get a credit card? For Sephora.

  333. Diane Redcay (@pbkup) says:

    Im trying to change my style of clothes & make-up this fall as the old is too boring and I have seen many outfits I love & make-up that are really colorful. I won’t to change w/ the season

  334. Emily says:

    I hate painting my own toenails, but regular pedicures are a bit expensive.

  335. Jessica Kottoor says:

    I would love to buy the YSL Touché Éclat foundation with this gift card. Loving these giveaways. Thanks Tabs 😉

  336. i do my own nails! My birthday is this month so it would be a wonderful present!
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  337. Deborah says:

    I am so intrigued by the Becca Shimmering Perfector. Wah!

  338. Krista says:

    Ahahaha! Tabs, you always keep it interesting 🙂

  339. Roxanne says:

    My cat Trevor loves watching MCFH. It’s like reality TV for kitties.

  340. Liz says:

    My Cat from Hell has become one of my new favorite shows! 🙂

  341. Ann says:

    We are beginning to see signs of fall in Michigan. It’s lovely out.

  342. Krista says:

    I just came down with a cold….this stinks!

  343. VictoriaJane says:

    Do my own pedis-think I do a better job. & it’s hard to find time to go somewhere to get them done . . .

  344. Joanne says:

    Fall in SoCal? Lol…

  345. Nobu says:

    So excited I found a foundation that matches my skin and doesn’t break me out! Looking to buy some good brushes to apply them 🙂

  346. Jenny says:

    Just got back from a bike ride! It’s been so nice this weekend. Maybe we’ll grill tonight! Don’t you just love nice weekend weather?

  347. Jenna N. says:

    I successfully resisted the urge to nap today!

    But so… sleepy…

  348. Kristina says:

    Its still hitting 95 degrees here so no signs of fall yet, which is kind of cruddy for me since I can’t deal with the heat at all!

  349. Jane says:

    My mom has been the only person to do my hair because she’s a hair stylist at hair cuttery

  350. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I commented before but I don’t think it went through since I don’t see my comment. Anyways, I finally saw the show “My Cat from Hell” so now I know who that guy in the pic you posted to this blog is. For a minute I kind of thought he was your hubby, lol.

  351. Vicki says:

    I’d love to have someone come and do my hair and make up in the morning, especially on a Monday!

  352. Katrina says:

    My classes start tomorrow! For once I think I’m more excited than dismayed over it.

  353. S says:

    It’s starting to feel like fall here, which is awesome because our summer was so humid and gross.
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  354. Sonia says:

    Hi Karen, just started following your blog and am loving all the advice and reviews!!

  355. Caitlin says:

    Painting your own toe nails can be tough. For me, it involves getting into some strange contortions (usually reserved only for yoga classes) with the fabled hope of seeing my toes better. But alas – I always inevitably get more polish on my feet than my toes.

  356. Denisse H. says:

    I am dying to try the New Urban Decay Foundation. Everyone is raving about it! I really need this! 🙂

  357. Cristina says:

    It was my birthday this week! Yay! I should be studying for midterms right now…

  358. Denisse H. says:

    I am dying to try the New Urban Decay Foundation! Everyone is raving abouit it, this would totally help! 🙂

  359. Luciana Luz says:

    I’m curious to try the new Naked foundation! Looks like good stuff…

  360. Ris says:

    It’s starting to look like fall around here. Nooo! I’m not ready for this!

  361. bobbie says:

    I’d love to grab a new fragrance with this!

  362. Hope you’re having a great weekend, Karen! 🙂
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  363. Katrin says:

    Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it. The colorful leaves, Halloween, drinking tea, my husband’s birthday etc. I can’t wait!

  364. Sarah says:

    The leaves are changing color and starting to fall. I’m sad that summer is over, but fall is my favorite season. I’m excited to dig out my sweaters and boots!

  365. Patty says:

    I had two foundation samples lying around—one of Urban Decay Naked Skin, one of Benefit Hello Flawless liquid—and the Benefit totally blew me away. I was thoroughly unimpressed with the UD and I was shocked about it.

  366. Tricia says:

    It’s sunny with low humidity today here in Nashville, TN. No leaves changing but you can just “feel” Fall arriving!! Yay!!

  367. Yuri says:

    There is no sign of fall where I live. We still have another month or two of over 90 degree summer

  368. Meena Dudani says:

    I love your blog. I am hooked to the Nars Tinted moisturiser thanks to your review. Have a nice weekend.

  369. Chris25 says:

    Pineapple juice is yummy.

  370. Aelyn K says:

    I think men are cute. In a dorky way.

  371. Tritia says:

    Hi Karen,

    My favorite time of day to stretch is at night right before bed. I find it really helps reduce swelling after a long 12 hr shift on my feet :). Thanks for ur humor and amazing reviews of all the newest beauty products. You are my favorite bedtime reading material!

  372. Sus says:

    just finished my first week of college!

  373. Ana Ribeiro says:

    Is it too early to be thinking about a nap?

  374. maggie mae says:

    I don’t really wear pj’s. I have two nightgowns but I never wear them. I sleep in boy shorts and a tank top. I find pj pants too hot to wear, nightgowns are annoying and sleeping naked much to scary…what if I had a fire and had to jump out the window naked! Yikes! :>

  375. J says:

    I’m trying to get in my final summer mani’s before the weather starts turning…at the same time I cannot WAIT for the weather to cool down!!

  376. J says:

    I’m trying to get in my final summer manis before the weather starts turning…at the same time I cannot WAIT for the weather to cool down!!

  377. Julie Greenwood says:

    We finally had a day below 80 today. Looking forward to enjoying my patio.

  378. Barbara says:

    Still hot and sunny here in LA. I’m going swimming later, so it definitely doesn’t feel like fall. But I’m excited for the new shows…

    And THANK YOU for another awesome contest!!

  379. Carolyn N. says:

    We had amazing fall weather yesterday! Felt like September!

  380. Katty says:

    I slept in until noon. How horrible.

  381. I’ve only gotten a professional pedicure once–but I usually prefer to do them myself. No one can really see my mistakes from that far away anyway 😛
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  382. Clara N. says:

    It’s starting to be a bit chilly around my place.

  383. Rita says:

    Hi Karen! Love the blog and looking forward to beautiful, beautiful fall!

  384. Nina Van Jacob says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I really want to try the taste amazonian clay blushes:)

  385. Joann says:

    Fall is almost here! Seeing a lot of great transitional light sweaters and a gorgeous red lip.

  386. Boo says:

    I just received a copy of Jackson Galaxy’s book for my birthday today!

  387. Kimi says:

    While I prefer to do my own fingernails, I’d rather a professional take care of my feet.

  388. Mimi says:

    I need to start a makeup portfolio ASAP!

  389. Anna says:

    I want to win!!

  390. Luci says:

    I prefer to get my toes done professionally. Much easier!!

  391. Aarti says:

    I always want to go for a pedicure but end up doing it myself. People touching my feet sorta freaks me out 🙁

  392. Monica says:

    I absoulutely love sephora! So much pretty stuff 🙂

  393. Ashley Miller says:

    i love my PINK pajamas!

  394. Mai says:

    I prefer doing my own nails!
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  395. Stephanie Soper says:

    I would love to win this go round!

  396. jess says:

    I LOVE My Cat From Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 its awesome how he always helps the kitties eveyrtime! Most of the time its the owners error!

  397. Jacquelyn says:

    For getting a pedi, I much rather get it done professionally since it’s much easier on me.

  398. Rene Groyer says:

    Well in the southern hemisphere its spring time,so nice !I have never painted my toe nails.Maybe I will soon for fun,nice sandals for spring to show them off.
    reneeg at

  399. Kimi says:

    After reading your post about the Azealia “Yung Rapunzel” lipstick – I really want to try it!

  400. Beth says:

    no signs of fall here…I wish it would be fall like here, I love sweaters and boots and scarves!

  401. Nikki Ash says:

    I’m so excited for fall and buying new makeup for fall. The leaves are actually already changing here, and it’s awesome. xx

  402. Iesha says:

    I’m glad that fall is arriving. Can’t wait to rock deep/dark lip and nail colors!

  403. Loida says:

    I love Sephora…I can stay in there all day and play with makeup 🙂

  404. Esther says:

    I’m less than $50 away from making VIB this year, so this would be reeeaaalllyyy helpful 😛

  405. Gina says:

    Who knew celebrating a 1st birthday could be so exhausting…OMG, I feel like I ran a marathon when I woke up this morning! My baby Jiselle is not a baby anymore

  406. Coral says:

    I saw a press release for the Cinderella collection from Sephora and now I find myself constantly checking if maybe it has been released.

  407. Dawn says:

    Don’t really like Monday’s but my Ravens are on Monday Night Football. Purple nails for tomorrow. : )

  408. Michelle Rader says:

    I prefer DIY pedis!

  409. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    I need a vacantion !
    I follow on twitter : @cameliaadriana
    I tweeted :

  410. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I really would love to win! Btw, I finally saw the show “My Cat from Hell” and now I know who the guy in the pic is in the pic you posted here on this blog. For a minute I thought he was your hubby, lol.

  411. Anastasia says:

    Karen, thanks as always for your fab reviews. Helping me decide on my fall makeup haul!

    Tab’s lawyer, Ana

  412. Tupou says:

    I’m so ready for fall to fully take over the Bay. Burgundy is going to rule the season! What color do you think will be a hit for fall?

  413. Deanna Murphy says:

    Fall is definitely here. The weather was PERFECT today…not too hot, and not too cold. I wish I could have stayed outside all day!

  414. Macha says:

    Today is the last day of my vacation. I’m driving back home with my boyfriend after a weekend out good food and much college football. Back to the grind tomorrow.

  415. Elise says:

    I love My Cat From Hell, and I love Sephora!

  416. Maria Oller says:

    Fall is here and the weather is amazing not too cold not too hot just perfect!!

  417. Christi Gray says:

    I love a Shellac manicure!!!

    Now following on twitter!

  418. CynthiaCC says:

    A little chilly in the mornings and evenings, and days are getting shorter, but still in the 90s in the afternoons. Can’t swim in the heat of the day, though, because the cool nights mean the pool is COLD!! That’s what early fall is like in Davis.

  419. Maria Oller says:

    here is my tweet link
    thanks for the amazing giveaway

  420. Hannah says:

    I go to a salon called Moshi Moshi, and it’s basically the cutest place on Earth.

  421. Christina says:

    I fear that my body will no longer have a diuretic response to coffee.

  422. Stephanie C says:

    Super obsessed with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice since it came back last week! I probably had it once a day since then! And twice a day this weekend haha! I love Autumn!

  423. Martina says:

    i want to win

  424. I just came back from Northern Wisconsin and it’s starting to look/feel like fall up there.

  425. Ash Johnson says:

    I love watching My Cat From Hell. Jackson gives me hope that my two cats might be able to get along some day.

  426. Holly says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year! Boots and jackets weather!!!

  427. Sarah r says:

    Just bought four new lipsticks

  428. Bekah says:

    Wanting to try NARS Velvet Lip Pencils! They look divine!

  429. GILLIAN CACHERO says:

    I experimented with copper and green eyeshadows today after spotting a makeup look on Google Images – I was actually researching the new limited edition Maybelline Color Tattoos – and it turned out SO GOOD! It got me really excited for Fall – my favorite season ever!! (“Scarf season,” I call it.) To top it off, I’m in the best mood over today coz it is SUCH a GORGEOUS day in Arizona. It’s so rare to catch a cool breeze in the summer. I’m gonna drink in every moment of this great weather and rock out coz the wind gives me really cool, music video hair! Hahaha.

  430. Felis says:

    We should have a dance-off one of these days for the weekend gift card.

  431. Karen says:

    Happy Sunday!

  432. Jane says:

    i like doing my own nails =)

  433. ashleigh says:

    I like to do my own toenails cause no one can do them the way i like them but i love getting a fit massage and scrubbing my feet.

  434. sara says:

    I love Essie’s Chinchilly!

  435. Hillary says:

    I can paint my own toenails just fine but I can never get my feet as smooth as I’d like. So…I do get pedicures.

  436. Anjie Scheuren says:

    I’m in Austin, TX and it’s finally cooled down to the low 90’s during the day and mid 60’s at night! It’s not much, but I’ll take it as the first sign of fall. 🙂

  437. Brenda says:

    Love painting my own nails!!

  438. Maria says:

    No fall where I live…just one season year round 🙁 Would love some cooler temps

  439. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway 😃 The sun is setting sooner and temps are falling slightly. I can’t wait for fall. The scarfs and boots! Great season

  440. Nicole says:

    70 degree weather. Loving it!

  441. HK says:

    ughh Sunday is almost over, and it’s getting colder! not ready for the week!!

  442. Linda says:

    I’m excited about my most recent purchase from Sephora. I purchased the Makup Artist brush belt set online for $99 valued at $422. I am determined to become a MUA.

  443. Nora says:

    Football season

  444. Hofken says:

    I love Sephora. Thanks for the giveaway!

  445. samantha says:

    What is your guys’ opinion on llamas?

  446. Nicolle S says:

    I definitely prefer getting my mani/pedi professionally done, but I don’t mind doing it myself every once in a while.


  447. Mary says:

    Spring time is here in Wellington, NZ. Can’t wait for the summer!

  448. Mireya says:

    I’ve never had a manicure or pedicure… it seems so easy and cheap to do my own, I can’t see any reason to have it done for me.

  449. Allison says:

    It is still super hot here in Southern California =)

  450. Petunia says:

    i was just recently in the hospital. the nurse came in the room. told me my mother was on the phone and she sounded very upset. sat up- grabbed the phone- ma, are you ok?…… her response:
    “the cat sat on the remote and it’s almost time for Wheel! i don’t know how to fix it without you.”


  451. Elise W says:

    No signs of fall here, it’s supposed to be hot all week.

  452. Kristin says:

    I like to get,y toes one professionally when I can!

  453. Annaham says:

    It’s still pretty warm where I live!

  454. Kristi says:

    First Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season today – fall is officially here! I like the pampering of a pedicure but I’m usually not happy with the job they do painting my toes.

  455. Khalia says:

    I love that ‘El Hubs’ keeps a machete by the bed! That’s awesome

  456. Jennifer says:

    I can’t wait for Fall! I love all the warm, cozy colors!

  457. Libby says:

    I had a red velvet cupcake this weekend for the first time in ages, and it was delicious!

  458. Hannah says:

    Not too much to say. I can’t wait to break out the vampy lips for fall!

  459. Melissa says:

    aw, this weekend went by way too fast! I’d love to go to Sephora and find a new fall scent. All my perfumes are very light and summery!

  460. Jula says:

    The sun keeps going down so early 🙁 sad summer is ending but I do love fall!

  461. Rebekah says:

    All of a sudden my cats don’t want to eat their chicken table scraps. Curious.

  462. Jones says:

    It’s finally getting chilly here, I’m so excited!

  463. Kathleen says:

    It is finally starting to feel like fall in the mornings however it is still getting really hot during the days here (central PA) thanks so much karen!

  464. Amie says:

    No signs of spring here yet.

  465. Charity S says:

    I’m so sick of the heat!

  466. Amy says:

    I’ve never had a pedicure, so I guess I prefer to do them myself! I would like to have a pedicure sometime though!

  467. Sandye Chabot says:

    Looking forward to fall!

  468. christine says:

    I’m excited for pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters.

  469. Stephanie says:

    I don’t like strangers touching my feet (I’m weird, I know), so I always paint my own toenails.

  470. Windie says:

    Counting down to birthday number 38!

  471. Natalia says:

    It’s been pretty cool for summer here, much colder than last year’s weather!

  472. kirsten says:

    my birthday is in 11 days!! and im wearing pamplona purple on my nails today

  473. sandy kim says:

    i would love to winn! that way i can invest in some theBalm stuff (:

  474. Denise says:

    The Dior heated eye lash curler is calling my name. I hear Tabs loves it.

  475. Nicole says:

    The first seasonal halloween store popped up today, so I guess that means fall is coming!

  476. Toby says:

    It just started raining again today. 🙁 Looks like summer’s finally over!

  477. Natty says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’m building anticipation to see your thoughts on the new MAC Pro Longwear Blushes! In the mean time, I’ll be bingeing on chocolate covered cashews. NOM.

  478. Cassidy says:

    Ooh ooh pick me pick me!!! I am newly obsessed with gel manicures. I’m so rough on my hands and I can finally have a pretty, girly manicure that lasts more than a day! They are AMAZING!

  479. Mellisa Semon says:

    I love getting my nails done

  480. Krystle says:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! (:

  481. Marilyn says:

    When I paint my own nails…my left hand looks like a millions bucks!! My right hand….like 2 cents!
    I am officially nail polish lopsided!!! ALWAYS!!!

  482. Jess L says:

    Crazy weather in the southern California desert tonight. Scary drive home from work. Wind, rain, thunder, lightening. Not typical around these parts.

  483. Jessica says:

    Fall is starting to pop up where I am.

  484. Vanessa says:

    The weather is getting a bit cooler here, but still plenty of hot days.

  485. Bonnie says:

    I think men with vests are spiffy, but you’ll never catch my husband in one. 😛

  486. Stacey F says:

    Help a struggling grad student out!!

  487. Amanda G says:

    Vests on men are awesome, but not if they wear them “ironically”. Stupid hipsters…

  488. Caches says:

    I’ve been so productive the whole day.. proud of myself! Yay.

  489. Tamara says:

    I am watching football when I should really be sleeping. Oh these summer nights! Thanks for the giveaway!

  490. Molly says:

    I would love to be able to cheer myself up with some new make up. 😀

  491. Caitlin_PiratePigg says:

    I wanna get some of that Illamasqua Rich Liquid foundation in the white shade to lighten up some of my foundations-yes, I am that pale! Oy.

  492. Hazel says:

    Have you girls seen Benefit’s new Jetset Holiday kit for 2012? I’m so going to buy that if I win, lol! 🙂

  493. It’s still raining where I live and I loooooove it :))

  494. Jacqueline says:

    Some leaves have begun to fall around my house!

  495. Crystal says:

    Tabs is SO cute behind the Sephora counter !

  496. Monique says:

    :::blows on dice::: mama needs a new bottle of Gaga!!!

  497. Melissa F says:

    We went to see Rascal Flatts in concert! I hope you had a nice weekend, too!

  498. TL says:

    I finally had a free Saturday and it was great. I savor weekends so much.

  499. chava says:

    i wanna win soooo bad!

  500. LuvJ says:

    Fall can’t come any sooner.. gahh the humidity!! A girl can only “glisten” so much!!

  501. Letitia says:

    Please please please – I so need a boost. A trip to Sephora would totally make my week!

  502. Amy says:

    I just had my first pumpkin spice latte the other day…hellloooooo fall! 🙂 I do need some new fall lipsticks, and some more Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation….crossing my fingers for the gift card!!

  503. rachel says:

    This has literally been the longest Monday of my life! Already counting down the days until the weekend.

  504. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    This has been a great summer…up until 2 weeks ago when I broke my back in a boating accident (Short story: we went over a wake, I went up, the boat went down, I yelled and that was it). Now I’m in a back brace for 3-6 months (depending upon which doc I listen to) and in a lot of pain. I’m trying to look on the upside, which is, at least it wasn’t my mom that was hurt on the ride! And I’m realizing how much my family loves me and takes care of me when I’m in need. I love them!!!

  505. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    It´s been ages since I´ve painted my toenails

  506. Martina says:

    i think cats are better during the fall

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