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

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Katie! Congratulations, Katie! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I literally just climbed out of bed, walked down the hallway to my office, plopped down in my chair, and no more than two seconds later, el jefe hopped in my lap and demanded that I get to work, “MEOW!” [read: ASAP!], with the first order of business being 15 minutes of petting.


So here I am trying to type “giod mborning” with 20 pounds of tabby draped over my forearms…

For the record, not easy to do.

Not much going on today. All I want to do is take it easy, watch some TV, maybe go to a movie and play with the new Urban Decay Vice Palette.

I’ve also been wanting to take a walk around downtown Novato with my camera, so I may do that this afternoon. It’s a quaint little shopping area with some cute retail landscaping, like hanging flower baskets and planters on windowsills. I haven’t taken a walking tour with my camera in a while, and I’ve got an itchy shutter finger. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you’re having a good weekend so far. Don’t forget to enter this weekend’s Sephora eCard giveaway before you jet.

What folks are saying…

“Hi Karen. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I won! :O Thank you so much! You, Tabs, and your blog are amazing! Thank you for keeping me updated on all things beauty and more importantly, for keeping me entertained! Keep doing your thing! Thank you again.”

“Thanks so much, Karen. Just in case you were wondering what I got with it, I decided to go with the Clarisonic Mia–I’ve been wanting it for years now, but have never purchased it because of the price. Your eCard helped me finally buy it! I look forward to using it. Thanks again!”

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sick in bed with the flu and this has just cheered me up immensely!!!!!!!! BTW, I’m the one that sent you that pic of my pug in a wig a few weeks back LOL! Thanks again, honestly, I’m beyond giddy right now.”

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

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

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, what was the last lipstick you feel in love with? What color is your bedspread? Do you prefer cream or powder blush? What are you wearing on your toes? Did you do any swimming this summer? Bananas: green or ripe? — 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 16, 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 Katie! Congratulations, Katie! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚


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So far, 472 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I like very ripe bananas.

  2. Justine says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze’s Coral Star on my toes. One of my favorites!!

  3. Joanna says:

    Last l/s I feel in love with was MAC Crosswire ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!!

  4. melissa says:

    I’m wearing natty from zoya on my toes right now.

  5. Summer says:

    I am wearing coral on my toes and clear polish on my nails. Love beauty products & fashion.

  6. Rita says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was MAC Brick-o-la. I am so excited that I can start using it again for fall.

  7. GenesisC says:

    Those UD eyeshadows look very tempting! Sephora better wacth out for all us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ana Carolina Ribeiro says:

    Love the new look of the blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good job!

  9. Maria Wilson says:

    I just picked up my first nude lipstick…I’m really not usually a fan of a nude lip look, but I’m trying it out. To be safe, I just picked up a cheap NYX lipstick, but I actually really love it! I got it in the shade Summer of Love and it feels SO good. Definitely need to pick up more NYX for only four bucks a pop!

  10. Avery says:

    I really want some new nail polish!

  11. sylvia says:

    dreaming about future sephora purchases … : )

  12. Zoey says:

    I just bought the most gorgeous purple nail polish and am wearing it on my toes right now!

  13. Kprice says:

    Beautiful day today. We are having everyone over for a cookout later. Just finished the cupcakes for dessert. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway. Have a good weekend.

  14. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s nail polish in “Lollipop” on my toes.

  15. Toby says:

    Powder blush — I find cream really hard to use for some reason!

    Love the new layout. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Abbi says:

    I’ve heard rumors that the Vice palette is just essentially old shades that are re-named. Thoughts on this? Don’t want to spend the money if the shades really aren’t all that different…

  17. I had mimosas at breakfast, yum!
    Emi at Project Swatch recently posted … Favorite ELF Brushes: Pictures and Mini-Reviews

  18. Christina says:

    LOVING the new layout!

  19. Agata says:

    I prefer powder blush although recently I have been drawn to cream ones. My bedsheets are green. I am wearing OPI Austin-tatious on my toes.

  20. Farida M says:

    I looove makeup think I’m addicted:)

  21. Jordan says:

    powder blush for sure! My sheets are white with pineapples!

  22. Chelsey says:

    ripe bananas. Yum yum yum!

  23. Karen says:

    Wearing OPI Sparrow in the Drain on my toes!

  24. I’m super tired after a long day of work and my whole body is screaming “put me in the couch NAO!” but STILL I can’t resist visiting a couple of my favorite beauty blogs. And yes ma’am, yours is one of them ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Sneak preview: celebrate Christmas with Lush

  25. Sarah says:

    I love the new website setup.
    I love how much you love your kitty!

  26. Carolyn N. says:

    About to paint my toes a minty blue!

  27. Mariee says:

    I prefer bananas that’s still a bit green.

  28. April says:

    I’m loving Clinique Tenderheart lipgloss

  29. Rachel B. says:

    I’m wearing bright red polish on my toes! Enjoying open toed shoes while I still can! Love your new layout, by the way. Hmm, Tabs seems to have lost weight in his silhouette below.. Haha!

  30. Tay says:

    Brown brown brown!…for years I’ve loved coating my bed and surroundings in the shade of chocolate! And even better other vibrante hues accent it oh so well

  31. Rikki says:

    Sigh, I really don’t like it when hearing people that have no experience with personally being deaf (your deaf bff or cousin doesn’t count) try to tell me what I can and can’t do and that I’m not deaf because I hear things very well occasionally and ayeeeeee.

    And I finally got 1,000 views on a makeup video in less than a week for the first time since july. finally.

  32. Jan T. says:

    I email your boss, Tabs posts almost daily to my 17 year old son who finds Tabs quite hysterical. We are keeping his posts away from our Gabby and Gorby who are bossy enough thank you very much!

  33. Stephanie says:

    MAC Heroine lipstick! Its the most beautiful purple lipstick ever!! Ive been searching high & low for another tube but ive had no luck.

  34. Katrina says:

    Just thinking that I need a pedicure.

  35. Kathleen says:

    Hey Karen! I love your blog! I check in every day!

  36. Kristi says:

    Currently sporting China Glaze Velvet Bow on my toes. It’s a lovely blue-based burgandy that is nice & vampy! Loving the cooler temps we have had for the last few days. Looks like they will continue through next week as well! 70’s are a perfect temp for me – cool enough for long sleeves but you don’t need a jacket! Your relaxed Saturday sounds great! I am loving the changes to your blog as well!

  37. raina99 says:

    Love the new look on the blog!

  38. Rahaf says:

    I like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Queen. It’s so bright and beautiful.

  39. Carla says:

    The most recent lipgloss I’m really loving is Femme Couture lip luster in Sahara Rose. It’s like MAC’s club eyeshadow or Too Faced Cosmetics Label Whore eyeshadow but in a lipgloss!

  40. Natasha says:

    Love the new look for your blog! Very modern and chic, although the cat silhouette at the bottom is a tad underfed….

    Just got a cool little product at Target — elf Primer/Sealer for $3; it’s an eyeshadow primer at one end and an eyeliner sealer at the other… if this works, then my travel bag has suddenly gotten much lighter!

  41. Anu says:

    Hi Karen, will you be getting the new Armani Fall 2012 eyeliner pencils to review?

  42. Christy O says:

    I just realised today that doughnuts are glorious.

  43. Nichole says:

    The new Urban Decay palette is so gorgeous! I have so much eye shadow already. Urban Decays palettes seem to last forever for me. I haven’t made a dent in my Book of Shadows IV or my Naked 2!

  44. Caroline says:

    My first high end lipstick is chanel coco rouge shine sari deau. I love the shade but for the price, I personally prefer the cheaper products like Mac or else try another high end brand of lipstick.

  45. onegreatsmile says:

    Essie Scarlett oHara on my toes and chartreuse bananas- Al Dente!!

  46. Mandy says:

    New website is easy on the eyes!

  47. Lulle says:

    Bananas: well done, neither green nor brown!

    It’s too hot here in San Diego, kitty is lying on the floor like a carpet, not moving…
    Lulle recently posted … Beauty shopping at Urban Outfitters

  48. m says:

    Like the new design. Hope you and tabs are having a great weekend.

  49. Iram says:

    Ooooh the last lipstick I fell in love with has to be YSL Rouge Volupte in Lingerie Pink <3 ๐Ÿ™‚


  50. Mallory F says:

    Sadly, I moved recently and I couldn’t bring my cat with me at that time. She’s staying with my mom and sister. Anyway, when I woke up in the morning she would just run to the kitchen and meow her head off. She loves food. Just like me! Lol. I miss her so much. Hope you have a good weekend!

  51. Meredith says:

    I’m wearing Essie It’s Genius on my toes ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Pam says:

    I just discovered Revlon Lip Butters. I wish I could try the UK exclusive color in Macaroon.

  53. Julie says:

    I always let my bananas get very, very ripe before I will eat them. Bananas with peanut butter on a rice cake is one of my favourite breakfasts/desserts of all time!

  54. Clara N. says:

    i like ripe bananas.

  55. I’m wearing Illamasqua Swinger on my toes! Love this shade ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Tina says:

    I love fried bananas topped with vanilla ice cream. so good.

  57. Denise says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was Revlon’s Colorburst Soft Rose. I’ve had it a while but didn’t use it much. Not sure why, it’s a perfect lip color for me. Especially for the transition time into fall.

  58. Andrea says:

    OMG, Karen I got home from work last night and my boyfriend had made this crazy backlit wall mount for my nail polish. I’m freaking out! It’s so cool. I’m so stoked on it!

  59. Ceci says:

    Happy Saturdays, everyone! I’m trying jojoba oil as a moisturizer.

  60. Stephanie Y says:

    Green bananas – most def.

  61. Jenn says:

    Love sephora giveaways! I’m still in love with the viva glam gaga 2 lipstick, and that nude wonder woman one that came out last summer.

  62. Jenny says:

    I didn’t do any swimming this summer! Too busy with work and lab. *sigh* Oh well. Enjoy that Vice palette! I think if I were to win (fat chance, but still!) I would use the money toward that (or maybe the Smoked palette…). Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  63. Jen says:

    I prefer powder blush over cream, easier to apply with brushes, don’t have to get all messy with sticking your fingers into the pot.

  64. jane says:

    i like the new look of your site. it looks spiffy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Lynn says:

    I really love the banner! and I love how the ampersand is a cat too!

  66. Liz says:

    I can’t wait to buy some new makeup brushes!

  67. Rita says:

    I wish we had Sephora!

  68. alex says:

    love sephora! Need some moisturizer/night treatment for combination/sensitive skin.

  69. Katie says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was totally unexpected – I was trying to order MAC Yung Rapunxel (I love purple lipstick and Azealia Banks, so it seemed like a match made in heaven) and threw in Mehr because I’d heard good things about it. YR got backordered (still no idea if I’ll ever get it ;_;) but Mehr came a few days ago, and I’m surprised by how nice it looks! I was a little scared of trying a blue-based pink, but it has a lot of brown and somehow looks mostly natural while also standing out.

  70. Amanda says:

    I love ripe bananas. Never understood people who don’t like any spots on their bananas.

  71. Lydia L says:

    The color nail polish I have on my toes at-this-very-second is……”UTOPIAN TURQUOISE!” from YSL and it is one of the PRETTIEST nail polishes I have ever owned… is!!!! It’s simply STUNNING……..and the color lasts for weeks with a high gloss finish.

  72. RJ says:

    I’m wearing OPI Vampsterdam on my toes! and I love green bananas!! Hope you have a great weekend… LOVE your blog!

  73. Lorri Thomas says:

    Bananas should be juuuuuust ripe enough that they are not bitter. I hate when they get mushy at all. Blech. XD lol

  74. Nina says:

    I prefer powder blush, but I am starting to use cream bushes more. Maybe my taste will change:)

  75. Chrystal says:

    I love using powder blushes and have never given cream blushes a try… I think I’ll probably give in and get one already!:)

  76. Jane says:

    I like ripe bananas.

  77. Yogirl says:

    Bananas must be yellow but without any brown spots, if I use blush (not really often) it must be powder, just bought some amazing blush from Bobbi Brown.
    And of course congratulations to the new look of the blog. It is modern, cool and still really funny ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. E says:

    Powder blush. And I’ve got Essie’s “Lacquered Up” on my toes.

  79. varsha says:

    Baby has an ear infection..Boo..dull saturday here..sniff sniff..Have a good shopping Karen n Tabby ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. margie says:

    My favorite lipstick is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy! Currently my duvet is a light blue one by Style & Co., but I’m planning to switch it out to my fall duvet…a chocolate brown and cream one by Roxy ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. Kayla says:

    I’d love me a vice palette ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you had a good week, Karen! I’m loving the new layout!

  82. Christy says:

    Bedspread is charcoal and light grey. My fiance bought it as a Christmas gift for me. Love the new layout Karen!

  83. yuri says:

    im really liking the new layout.

  84. layla says:

    I’m wearing a M&S nailpolish called aubergine on my toes and have white flowers stamped on them using a Konad nail plate (M57). I have just gotten one of the Konad nail plates and have been going into a nail stamping frenzy every since! lol. Not sure why it took me so long to give them a try. Do try them out if you haven’t!

  85. Pooja says:

    Love the new layout ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m really loving revlon’s new cream blushes, they aren’t very pigmented but add such a new flush of color to my cheeks.

  86. Deborah says:

    I am in SUPER love with this new layout. The pictures are so shiny!

  87. Julia says:

    My current lipstick obsession is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Boy. It’s such a pretty color.

  88. AmyE says:

    We swam ALL.SUMMER.LONG. In our pool, at local ponds, in the ocean. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time in the water during the summer, ever!

    Love the blog’s new look.

  89. bruna louise says:

    i love cream blush, it looks more natural!
    but sometimes i put some hd powder on…

  90. Tracy W. says:

    Karen love the new blog layout!!

  91. Bunny says:

    I’m wearing antibiotic cream on my toe, ouch! And some green socks.

  92. Crystal C. says:

    I don’t think I’ve really gotten into or found a lipstick I’ve really loved but I do LOVE only two brands (e.l.f. & bath & body works). As of lately I’m getting back into my makeup obsession..been watching lots of videos & checking reviews on products, etc..found you in the process. hehe

  93. Christin says:

    Green bananas รขโ„ขยฅ

  94. I like powder blush! My oily skin breaks cream formulas down. ๐Ÿ™

  95. Brooke says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was Laura Mercier’s Mistress – the red lip that Joan wears on Mad Men. I LOVE it!

  96. Alison says:

    Bananas: ripe with just a couple little brown spots ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. meghan says:

    I want to buy the palette you posted about yesterday. It’s so fun!
    meghan recently posted … Friday’s Letters #10

  98. Lisa Kay says:

    Just decided I like matte finish nail polish.

  99. Khalilah says:

    I really love the NARS matte velvet lip pencil in Cruella :). I’m in need of a pedicure- doing colour tryouts for my upcoming winter wedding :):). Have a great day!

  100. Susie says:

    I like my bananas to be a yellow-green. I usually don’t buy bananas though because they only stay that color/level of ripeness for a day. I buy them when they are super green though.

  101. AG says:

    I love the “cats at Sephora” pictures you’ve been posting lately! The mister and I are hosting a costume party tonight, and I’m rushing around like a mad woman cleaning everything in sight and setting up decorations. It’s the first big party we’ve ever hosted so I hope it goes well!

  102. courtnie says:

    just learned how to do some cool nail polish tricks!! and stretched my ears to 1/2 inch.. yay!

  103. Farrah Merza says:

    I cannot WAIT till the leaves change colour and the weather is cool enough to rock out my favourite boots! Love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. katheel says:

    Bananas? Still a bit green near the stem, with no spots on the skin — so just slightly underripe. Once they start getting spotty, I’ll only eat them as banana bread or in smoothies. Peel ’em, freeze ’em, blend ’em with some frozen berries and silken tofu? YUM!

  105. MJ says:

    Love the new blog look!

  106. Michelle L says:

    I wish I had 20 pounds of tabby draped on my arm. Mine’s only 14!

  107. PS says:

    I really like my Smashbox lipstick in posy pink!

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  108. Judy says:

    I didn’t go to the beach nearly enough… and now summer’s gone ๐Ÿ™

  109. BethC says:

    Hi Karen! I am really enjoying your blog! As a lifelong makeup fiend and crazy cat lady, 4 cats have allowed me to be their owner >^..^<, I really enjoy all of your posts and musings. I particularly enjoy your Unsung Heroes series!
    I tend to go with a more neutral mouth with a MAC lipglass/plushglass (Fulfilled, Ample Pink and Spite are current faves), but I am really loving MAC Capricious lustre lipstick. The color is beautiful, but not too vibrant for everyday. I also like the way it works with so many makeup palettes. It is a nice rose with some peachy-gold to it. It also looks nice with my yellow understone skin (I am part Pinay). It takes a lot for me to fall in love with a lipstick, but this one does it…as has NARS Dolce Vita.

  110. Georgette says:

    It’s my birthday today! This would be a great gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Jilly says:

    I’m enjoying your Blog, email updates, and your ethnic beauty!! it’s fun… as life should be <3 Jilly

  112. My absolute favorite foundation right now is Urban Decay Naked Skin. I wear shade 7.0.

  113. Stephanie C says:

    To go to Starbucks today or not hmmm

  114. maggie mae says:

    I have butter London Trout Pout on my toes

  115. Xochil says:

    I like green bananas, for their tartness. But I also really like ripe, and super ripe bananas for banana bread.

  116. Karen says:

    Watching my handsome husband putting together bathroom cabinets on this very hot Saturday afternoon.

  117. Jenny says:

    Just finished making 72 cupcakes. Waiting for them to cool before starting the frosting!

  118. Cailyn says:

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your blog!!! It’s amazayn ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a directioner lol fun fact.. I have a twenty pound kitty ๐Ÿ™‚ her name is Millie ๐Ÿ™‚ she’s cute… Kind of ๐Ÿ™‚ well okay so I’m entered? Awesome! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. BeckBeck says:

    I have a black and white bedspread – we upgraded to a queen size bed when we moved at the beginning of the summer and suddenly realized that all of our bedding was full size, oops! Luckily, the new place is around the corner from a Marshalls. Got the set with the bedspread, bed skirt, shams, and even two small ornamental pillows for $60!

  120. Shauna says:

    I went to see Florence + the Machine last night…. and wow. What an amazing show.

  121. chibipeach says:

    I’ve got those Sally Hansen nail strips on my toes. Love it!

  122. Cassandra says:

    I’ m doing this as a surprise for my daughter she loves Sephora

  123. aubrie says:

    Love me some cream blush.

  124. Aliyah Datcher says:

    Thinking about some of the amazing things I could get at Sephora with this prize!

  125. Rachel says:

    I’ve been wearing MAC Inez all week – finally got my hands on it! Loved the color and my 93 year old grandma’s name is Inez, so I had to have it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  126. Kate & Zena says:

    I hope Tabs isn’t giving you a hard time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  127. Ester Y says:

    powder blush!! cream brushes frightens me a bit..makes me feel like it would break me out!

  128. Alison says:

    Meow! Tabs really is demanding! The last lipstick I fell in love with was Hourglass icon.

  129. Dani says:

    Oh man, been working in lab all day – I’m a grad student. I can’t wait for my samples to dry down so I can go home…
    My toenails have Revlon Red on them, and my fingernails some gold glitter by Sinful Colors, but that will change this evening over a glass of wine with my kitties…

  130. Chanelle says:

    I normally go for powder blush because it’s just easier, but I’ve been loving cream blush lately. The main problem I have with cream blush is the fact that my skin turns bright red upon getting rubbed at all, so when I’m rubbing the blush in I can’t tell what brightness on my face is the blush and what is just my skin getting irritated from the rubbing!

  131. Tiffany says:

    the swatches of the new UD palette have me drooling!!!!

  132. Becky says:

    I want to win!!

  133. saffron says:

    I’m dying to see that winter Lorac chocolate palette; the pro palette blew me away so seriously that I can’t wait to try more of their offerings!

  134. becca says:

    If I win, I’m getting a Guerlain Rouge Laque thingie. ๐Ÿ˜€

  135. Katherine says:

    My bedspread is cream… kind of a risky move since my husband is basically the adult version of Pig Pen, but I love how big it makes the room feel.

  136. Sophie says:

    I like yellow bananas. My mom said it was first solid food when I was a baby. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  137. Amber says:

    Love the new design! I just put ChG Ruby Red Pumps on my toes.

  138. Jennifer Bass says:

    used my evolution revolution lipglass today, I forgot how beautiful it is! it’s definitely going back into my lipgloss rotation ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Icequeen81 says:

    I felt in love with nars Terre de Feu. is a lovely shade I saw online

  140. Daniella says:

    My bedspread is a light sage color with little dainty flowers, Shabby Chic for Target. I usually don’t like flowered things but I like my bedspread. And the only swimming I got this summer was at my best friends brothers swimming pool when she was house sitting. The pool has a slide and two waterfalls. Its like a hotel pool, totally amazing.

  141. jenn s. says:

    Hey Karen. Happy weekend to you and Tabs! Currently, I am sporting Essie’s “Boxer Shorts” on my toes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love purple polishes year round, but soon it’ll be time to switch over to something darker and less summery than Boxer Shorts. As for blushes, I feel like I am more competent at applying powder blushes than cream blushes. I feel like my cream blush attempts just kind of “plop” on and stay in a blob, regardless of how little I try to use. My powder blushes seem to glide on seamlessly and effortlessly. I need some practice time with my cream blushes, so I don’t end up looking like a circus clown, LOL.

  142. denise says:

    Hopefully I win this giveaway one day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  143. Vanessa F says:

    Love the new Tarte lipsticks. They last forever!

  144. Tiffanie says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was Guerlain Garconne. Swoon!

  145. Natalia says:

    I love my Chanel Rouge Allure in 65 Insolente!

  146. Ash Johnson says:

    I love bananas when they are almost all brown and rotten. My mom eats them when they are still green and crunchy.

  147. Lauren says:

    I’ve been wearing a lot of OPI lately…I accidentally bought the Justin Bieber silver color, but it looks really good, LOL.

  148. sarah says:

    I really wish I had a british accent.

  149. Anna says:

    I went hiking today!

  150. Millason says:

    Wearing China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy

  151. BooBooNinja says:

    The blog redesign is fantastic! Great work, Karen.

  152. karla a. says:

    cat toys can be expensive! i went to michaels during the week and I am making my cat some feathery toys today ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. karla a. says:

    im giving my cat a bath today! he loves the water

  154. Angelica says:

    I can’t wait for fall/winter because then I feel that wearing dark nail polish will totally be justified!

  155. AmyD says:

    i am SO loving nars tinted moisturizer! it’s so perfect – dewy, light coverage, and QUICK to apply!

  156. lesleyk says:

    I’m intimidated by cream blush as I lack blending skills. I much prefer powder blush.

  157. GILLIAN says:

    Did you know about the e.l.f. Limited Edition Disney Villainous Villains Makeup Books that came out yesterday (9/15/12) at Walgreens? So cute!

  158. bludoll says:

    Love this blog!Nail polish of the day is Mermaid by Deborah Lippman.

  159. My bedspread is orange, brown, and tan circles! Very nifty
    OrangeLipstickBlog recently posted … Wet n Wild Color Icon Liner Eye Pencils are cheap and hard

  160. Suzi says:

    I would love to buy the Laura mercier primer

  161. janeinphilly says:

    I’m running the RnR half tomorrow (Sunday)! My 10th one! And I just had my 3rd baby 4 months ago. Yes, I’m bragging. ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. Carol says:

    I prefer cream blush. I have dry skin so I appreciate the dewiness and extra bit of moisture in cream blush. And I like that I can just slap it on with my fingers if I’m not in the mood for dealing with brushes.

  163. Mikaiah says:

    Hi Karen! What’s your thoughts on BB Cream? I’m seeing it everywhere I go. Anyways, I love the new look. I think I need a new look as well, so the sephora GC would be nice. Enjoy your day!

  164. Wynell says:

    I love powder blush

  165. Brit says:

    I would love to win! I always come to your blog for beauty tips and swatches since we have similar coloring (especially lip pigments) so I get a great idea of how makeup will look on my skin.

  166. Nicole says:

    Thumbs up for the new look!

  167. Clara says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks so much for this giveaway! What are your thoughts on MACs new office hours colllection?

  168. Jessica K says:

    My sheets are hot pink. My walls are green. M.A.C. Party Parrot is my favorite lipstick in the whole wide world and OPI Cajun Shrimp matches the color exactly ๐Ÿ™‚

  169. Chloe says:

    Woohoo! Good luck everyone! !

  170. Jamie says:

    After you swatched Urban Decay’s vice palette I can’t wait to pick up soon!

  171. I like cream blush better. It gives you a flushed healthy look. So natural! ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to win this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  172. Brandy says:

    Well I never really tried cream blush but I really really want to it looks like it has a more smooth look than powder blush but you never know unless you never try maybey if I win I could get one!!!!!!รฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌลฝรฎโ‚ฌโ€™รฎยย รฎโ‚ฌโ€˜

  173. Nora says:

    I love coral makeup! ๐Ÿ™‚

  174. Teresa says:

    Today, the vet told me I had to put Molly, my sweet 9 year old Tabby, on a diet. She is not pleased to say the least.

  175. Anna says:

    Bananas: just at the cusp between green and ripe! For me, too ripe bananas are terrible ๐Ÿ™ even if they’re just fully yellow without any brown spots yet. Call me picky.

  176. Lori says:

    I get bananas as green as I can find them because they ripen WAY too fast and I have to throw them out before the whole bunch can be eaten.

  177. megan says:

    i like your website renovation ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. LAURA says:

    Just painted my toenails a nice fall maroon color!!

  179. Bridget says:

    Havent really found a lipstick that I’m head over heels for…I’m more of a lipgloss kinda girl…

  180. Cassi Teague says:

    I cant seem to get Sally Hansens Pacific Blue off my toes. Not that I dont have any polish remover.. just that I love the way it looks so much, I just keep putting it back on!!!

  181. Nobu says:

    Wearing now you sea me by l’oreal on my nails. Can’t decide if I like it or not. Maybe sea green is just too weird on nails..hmm..

  182. Jessica says:

    Haven’t been able to visit in a while due to school and work but WOW! I love the new layout! The font choice is also great, Thanks for the opportunity to win !!

  183. Jeniel Braun says:

    Can’t believe I paid $100 to get a business card out of my A/C blower in the car.. FML.

  184. Janet says:

    I’m wearing Orly Orange Punch on my toes. It’s so bright, I’d be too shy to wear it on my fingernails ๐Ÿ™‚

  185. Dominique says:

    Sadly, I live by the beach and did not step foot in the ocean all summer.

  186. Jo says:

    Sadly, I didn’t go swimming this summer.

  187. virginie says:


  188. Sara says:

    I’m wearing Downtown Brown from the Maybelline Color Show Fall Limited Edition collection on my toes.

  189. Jane says:

    I’ve been wearing China Glaze’s “For Audrey” on my nails for the past 4 or 5 days. Everyone is really noticing. Funny how I can forget that my nails are turquoise until someone says something. . .

  190. Cristy says:

    It’s official, next Saturday I’m moving to the new house!
    Woot Woot! Super Excited!! My Hub and my 3 Poms are too!

  191. Terri B says:

    Have done a lot of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico this summer and got knocked around today by some really great waves. : )

  192. S says:

    I love ripe bananas but my husband likes them greener, so I compromise by buying semi-ripe ones. Exciting!
    S recently posted … Weekend Link Love!

  193. Ashleigh says:

    im sick so hopefully i win this so something good will happen ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Tatyana G says:

    I like slightly yellow bananas – not too green and not too yellow. ๐Ÿ™‚ And on my toes I’ve been wearing OPI’s Log on to love. My fave for the whole summer. Time to switch to fall colors now. Have a great weekend!

  195. Annaham says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was Hourglass’s Nocturnal!

  196. aradhana says:

    i really love eurydice by illamasqua at the moment.

  197. Christine says:

    Me, me, pick me!

  198. Deb says:

    Hi Karen. Thanks for the giveaway. I love cream blush because it gives a more natural finish, but I use more often powerder blush because it is quicker to apply.

  199. Amy Z says:

    All of the Revlon Just Bitten lip crayons are amazing!

  200. Megan says:

    On my toes is a mint green nail polish. It’s one of my go-to colors now.

  201. Angela Miller says:

    So sad that our Vols lost the big game tonight. ๐Ÿ™

  202. Emily says:

    I just got a kitten. He loves EOS lip balm. I like that your blog is a combination of make up and cat photos – two of my favorite things!

  203. Siobhanne says:

    My favorite lip product at the moment is plain old Aquaphor. Great stuff!

  204. Jody says:

    I’m wearing a true red on my toes. Switched from the brighter red last week. It’s American Apparel’s Downtown Red.

  205. Jenny says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was too faced la creme, my favorite shade is spice spicy baby. <3 it!

  206. Step says:

    I’ve tried to get into cream blushes, but I always go back to powder.

  207. Wayne says:

    One cat to rule them all.

  208. Kimi says:

    I am obsessed with Laura Mercier Stick Gloss in Black Orchid. Every time I put it on I feel like it just elevates my look. It’s super dark in the tube, but it applies beautifully and sheer.

  209. I just painted my nails with caviar nails from ciate and my toes are rockin essie.

  210. bonnie says:

    after I saw your review on the UD Vice palette, I knew I had to enter your next giveaway! can you guess what it would be going towards? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  211. Janelle says:

    Last fell in love with MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick – suuuuuch a perfect, effortless work and MLBB colour.

  212. Grace says:

    Finally getting some cooler temps!

  213. krystle says:

    My bedspread is blue! ๐Ÿ™‚
    krystle recently posted … Fall Fashion Inspiration

  214. Heidi says:

    I’m very very picky about bananas. They have to be just barely ripe; no green, but no brown spots either.

  215. Mai says:

    Still trying to adjust to college life… Not a fan of communal bathrooms, but I think I’ll live ๐Ÿ˜‰

  216. Boo says:

    I’m wearing Zoya Jules on my toes and I love it!

  217. Maria Malaveci says:

    I have “It’s All Greek to me” from OPI on my toes!


  218. Hannah S. says:

    Coconut caramel flan ice cream.

  219. Audrey says:

    It’s already starting to get colder here in Wisconsin! I miss summer already!

  220. Kaleigh says:

    Just picked up a couple HG items from Sephora today! Korres primer and Benefit – They’re Real! mascara.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, Karen!

  221. Jasmine says:

    I’m wearing Shocking Pink from China Glaze on my toes!

  222. Nora says:

    I like the new layout
    Pretty spiffy

  223. Cassidey says:

    I prefer cream blush because I can put it on with my fingers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  224. C R Williams says:

    would love to

  225. Alyssa says:

    I could use some new make up. A visit to Sephora is a must.

  226. Maggie Smith says:

    Red or white?

  227. Amanda says:

    I would buy the new Vice Palette by Urban Decay!

  228. T.Davis says:

    Karen I love the new website layout!!!

  229. I sure could use that gift card to get the new UD palette!! *_*

  230. Anna says:


  231. Charity S says:

    I love powder blush.

  232. Ris says:

    Ripe bananas. Green ones make me feel like I’m eating grass.

  233. Tammy says:

    I absolutely love the new layout!

  234. Julie Sanders says:

    I have found the Buxom eyeliners to be the best to actually stay on my eyes. I cried & cried one night & still had perfect eyeliner!

  235. Amber says:

    My favorite blush at the moment is the MAC Mineralized skin finish in Light Year–I find it’s the perfect transition cheek color for fall ๐Ÿ™‚

  236. ginny says:

    I’ve recently fallen in love with the UD Ocho Loco eyeliner (Looooove) set and discovered Revlon’s PhotoReady Compact Make-up and Translucent Powder. I was suprised to find a drug store brand that works on this yellow girl!

  237. Tricia says:

    Last lipstick I fell in love with…I’m loving MAC Fire Sign from this summer’s mineral collection.Thanks for the contest!

  238. Stephanie says:

    Just purchased a few of the unsung heroes you suggested. Love! Also got mac’s new BB cream. Great coverage I’m loving it!!

  239. Shannon Clayton says:

    Just got 3d flowers on my nails. Pretty trippy.

  240. Nikki A says:

    I prefer powder blush, and right now I’m in love with the Nars Eyeshadow duo in Marie -Galante.

  241. Elaine Larson says:

    Thanks for the amazing photos of Urban Decay’s Vice Palette! Yours are the best I’ve seen. I am no longer on the fence. Have a great weekend!

  242. April from Indiana says:

    I am totally in love with my new Zoya Nail polish. So far it has lasted so much longer than any other kind! XOXO

  243. Kelsey says:

    I didn’t get to do any swimming this summer, and I’m really bummed about it because I bought a super cute bathing suit that I never got to wear. ๐Ÿ™

  244. Crystal says:

    I love EOS balms !

  245. Rachel says:

    I much prefer powder blushes. I feel like they are easier to just grab and use quickly

  246. I hope I win this gift card it would make my terrible week a lot better.

  247. Clara says:

    I’m in a hurry getting to bed. Its been a long day with the kids. รฐลธหœล 

  248. Aisha says:

    I loveee MAC powder blushes! I have oily skin so cream blushes are a big no no for me!

    Love your blog!

    xoxo Aisha

  249. nabel says:

    i need a change of luck asap!

  250. Hazel says:

    I love the new look of your blog! Happy Sunday Karen!

  251. Tina C says:

    I could use a cuddly cat right now. Love the new look of your blog!

  252. Monikavegas says:

    I really like Guerlain new lipstick/lipgloss matte red. A bit drying so I top it with NYX clear lipgloss.

  253. Barbara says:

    I hate when bananas are mushy!

  254. LisaK says:

    I love OPI bubble bath!

  255. sg says:

    I just painted my nails eggplant purple. I really like the new layout of the blog!

  256. Joy P. says:

    I prefer powder blushes but cream blushes tend to last longer on my cheeks ๐Ÿ™‚

  257. Jill says:

    so glad its the weekend! was very busy at work this week…need the weekend to catch up on all my beauty blog reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  258. Katty says:

    I really need to start taking pictures again also!

  259. Hannah S. says:

    I have my eye on some palettes I would love to purchase some day…

  260. MelodyJ says:

    I’m wearing L.A. Colors color craze in a limited edition Metallic Green on my toes. I hope I can find a dupe for this.

  261. Kathy Becker says:

    I never win anything. What a wonderful surprise it would be to win something like this

  262. adelina says:

    sunday football tomorrow! WHAT WHAT!!!

  263. tiffany says:

    Hi karen! The last lipstick I fell in love with was MAC ladybug, it’s such a perfect gateway red.

  264. Anna says:

    powder blushes that lasts!

  265. Colleen says:

    Just purchased shanghai spice from MAC and really enjoy the color pay off. Subtle yet noticeable ๐Ÿ™‚

  266. penelope says:

    I prefer cream blush for a more natural look!
    penelope recently posted … The DIY Face Mask That Works in 20 Minutes for Less Than 50 Cents

  267. Julie Greenwood says:

    Mourning the NHL lockout. Buying new lipstick.

  268. Deanna G. says:

    Powder blush all the way!

  269. Jill H. says:

    Bananas ripe please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  270. Christine says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I’m Filipino too and it’s nice to see makeup tips for someone with a similar skintone!

  271. Ali says:

    I have China Glaze Custom Kicks on my toes.

  272. auroragyps says:

    Right now my toenails are naked (HORROR!), but I’ll be putting China Glaze in G Littering Garland on today.

  273. Miriam says:

    Wish Urban Decay shipped internationally…..

  274. Tiff says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was MAC patisserie!

  275. KaylaP says:

    Surprisingly, I just fell in love with one of Victoria’s Secret new lipsticks! It has a nice, smooth, moisturizing feel to it! I’ve been wearing it non stop since I bought it earlier this week!

  276. Bree says:

    My bed spread is brown zebra print! Sooo cute!

  277. Amanda G says:

    I’m anticipating falling in love with MAC Morange as soon as it arrives. It’s going to clash terribly with my skin tone but I kind of don’t care!

  278. Jessica says:

    The last lipstick i fell in love with was Avons Charged Cherry. Such a pretty color.

  279. Amaris says:

    I LOVE Impassioned by MAC … can’t get myself to buy it though!

  280. Jean Clare says:

    I want to win so I can buy that new gorgeous Urban Decay palette! Did I mention my birthday is Tuesday? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be 32!

  281. Janet says:

    I love for my bananas to be a little green!

  282. J says:

    Stilleto nails make me feel like a WOMAN!! *rawr*

  283. Bonnie says:

    My bananas have to be light yellow on the outside, with no spots. By the time spots appear, they’re too ripe for my liking.

  284. Sonia says:

    Like ripe bananas with milk and sugar:)

  285. mandy castillo says:

    I really love your blog! Im just learning the basics, its been very helpful.

  286. Melissa says:

    I’m loving this new set up!

  287. Ashley Miller says:

    I have a red bedspread right now , so cozy for fall!

  288. Becky says:

    I love the new blog!

  289. Katie says:

    I don’t remember the last lipstick I fell in love with, but I do remember the last lip product I fell in love with was Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore. It’s a gaaaw-geous red.

  290. Solangel says:

    I fell in love with Yung Rapunxel even though I haven’t seen it in real life and probably never will…I just love purple in all its forms ๐Ÿ˜€

  291. JPark says:

    I would LOVE to win!!!

  292. Ella says:

    powder blushes! i love love love tarte amazonian clay in blissfu! its my go-to blush ๐Ÿ™‚

  293. Nicole says:

    I like cream blushes because you can apply them on the go.

  294. Carina says:

    I’m wearing a magenta nail polish color from wet n wild *forgot the name*

  295. Shanna says:

    I love Nara foundation

  296. Chanae Tynes says:


  297. Christine says:

    So excited for Urban Decay’s vice palette!

  298. Acsehc says:

    Wish i had moolah for the Vice palette =)

  299. elle says:

    Ripe bananas, always!

  300. Jennifer says:

    Maybe it’s too early-but I am curious-what’s Tabs going to be for Halloween? Seems like the costume type! Thanks

  301. Nicole says:

    I like powder blushes better, easier to work with for me

  302. Vanessa says:

    My cat is so funny. She keeps chasing the light my phones gives off! ๐Ÿ˜€

  303. Inwen says:

    My name is Inwen and I am a lipstick addict….I love lipstick, every shade, every trademark….I cannot control myself…my favorite shades are pinks and reds but i really think that any lipstick can make every girl beautiful ๐Ÿ˜€

  304. Vicki says:

    Last lipstick I bought was a Body Shop one, bright pink. Which reminds me – I’ve not seen it in a while, I wonder where it is lurking!!

  305. Rebekah says:

    I’m afraid my home permanently smells like bacon.

  306. Lauren says:

    I had my engagement pictures done today and wore Big Apple red on my toes ๐Ÿ™‚

  307. jaymie says:

    I dont really have a bed spread but i am starting to learn how to quilt so maybe i’ll sew me one!

  308. Tran says:

    I usually don’t like lipstick actually! The last lipstick hybrid I used though was revlon lip butter in peach parfait.

  309. Vicky Hoang says:

    i really want an urban decay palette. which one is your all time favorites? ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. Samantha L says:

    I am very excited to be flying away on a vacation next weekend!

  311. Rafa says:

    I don’t like bananas at all.

  312. Menia says:

    Lately I am loving a cream blush from makeup forever. The most stable color ever, stays the same from the moment I apply it and all through the day!! Love!!!

  313. Lulu says:

    I just started using blush and it’s became part of my everyday makeup routine! My dream blushes are the little YSL cream(?) ones because their packaging is too cute

  314. JMay says:

    I prefer cream blush!

  315. Krystle says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! (:

  316. Maureen says:

    I prefer powder blush.

  317. LauraA says:

    Did some lake swimming this summer here in Minnesota. Also love the site redesign!

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

  318. irini says:

    Cream blush all the way! I am such a klutz with powder blush…

  319. Miso says:

    Need more sleep!!!!

  320. Kristie says:

    I just bought a dupe of Essie’s Smokin Hot by Nina at Sally Beauty Supply. I like the color a lot!

  321. Nicole O. says:

    ————————- I prefer cream blushes since I have dry skin & cream blushes blend into my skin alot easier.

    Thanks for the chance, Karen! My bday’s on the 21st, so I’d love to win this gc so I can treat myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  322. Jennifer says:

    I’m pretty obsessed with my bedroom… White and Blue and French inspired all over. What would be the equivalent of french inspired makeup? Something bardot inspired? Chanel? Nude lips, smokey eyes?

    Maybe that’s my Sunday right there! Enjoy yours!
    Jennifer recently posted … Detox Your Skin: Eminence Detox Collection

  323. Anna says:

    I have OPI’s Manicurist of Seville on my toesies!

  324. Monique says:

    I had a dream that featured me and my new Clarisonic Mia… it’s providence!

  325. quimerula says:

    I hope Autumn comes soon so that I can give Chanel Rivoli the love it deserves.
    My bedspread is a creamy beige with little silver and gold details (like little glitter).
    Powder blush, because some times cream is harder to work with.
    On my toes I’m wearing OPI’s Teenage Dream.
    I went simming in a friend’s house pool.
    And I’d rather have ripe bananas (green make my teeth ache).

  326. Lisa G. L. says:

    Hi Karen! The last lipstick I fell in love with is Mac’s Sunny Seoul. It’s a beautiful pink cremesheen! I’m Korean so I have to show love & represent. Lol! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

  327. Stephpolk82 says:

    I prefer powder blush but I think I just haven’t found the best cream blush for me yet.

  328. Jbatty says:

    I would like to use the gift card to get a sephora palate.

  329. Jas says:

    Like you, I’d love to pet my cat–if only she will allow me. Harr. My feral-turned-domestic cat is just too proud and feisty.

  330. kelly m. says:

    I love Julie Hewett cream blushes, they’re the best.

  331. CynthiaCC says:

    Powder blush. Lipstick love = Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and Clinique Almost Lipstick Honeys. I adore a sheer lip I can whip out and put on without a mirror.

  332. Abbie says:

    I bought MAC Drive Me Wild in a blog sale, and I love it!

  333. Nicolle says:

    My bed spread is white! Clean and simple. ๐Ÿ™‚

  334. Christine W. says:

    Love the new blog look!

  335. Sherry says:

    I like bananas green, my husband likes them mushy so it works out really well. I have one kitty on my lap as I type this and one staring at me to feed her. They have food, but it isn’t fresh. They are very spoiled and I wouldn’t have it any other way ๐Ÿ™‚

  336. Stephanie says:

    This new site look is so amazing! I was so taken aback but I love the change!
    Stephanie recently posted … Current Addiction: Psy – Gangnam Style

  337. kristen says:

    awesome giveaway! i’ve always loved your reviews, before i buy anything i check your site first!

  338. Lucai says:

    My newest lipstick love is Nars Damage – a must-have MLBB for fall!

  339. Kenia says:

    Ohhhh… what would I do with that gift card <3

  340. Jayd says:

    I’ve never tried a cream blush but I’m not a fan of the way power blush lasts on my skin so I would love to try cream blush sometime really soon!

  341. Yukari says:

    I like both but prefer powder blushes just a little more. I love your new blog layout!

  342. karen says:

    Hubby’s at work so I’m getting major kitty snuggles from “his” cat this morning.

  343. April says:

    I definitely purchased a boatload of nail polishes recently. I love the fall/autumn colors they’re so pretty! I’m wearing Butter London Artful Dodger on my fingers. It’s lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  344. christine says:

    I always have some variation of dark red on my toes because I don’t feel “me” otherwise. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

  345. Soo says:

    I definitely prefer powder blush! maybe it’s because I haven’t quite gotten the hang of using cream blush that I don’t like it as much. the last lipstick I fell in love with was Guerlain Nahema. I don’t think it’s particularly flattering on me, but I love the formula

  346. Dawn says:

    My toes are painted with Essie Van d’Go right now. Great summer color!

  347. Darlene says:

    I like bananas a little green. I just Love the appearance & layout of your blog btw. Absolutely adorable!

  348. Mary says:

    MAC Viva Glam I is the last lipstick I fell in love with, it’s the perfect matte red for me. It’s not so bright that I look pin-up, but not so dark that I can’t wear it with a dramatic eye.

  349. Jessie says:

    My toes are wearing jeweltones, skittles style! It’s like a fall rainbow.

  350. Savannah says:

    I think I’m going to go to the mall today to go buy a pair of teal flats.

  351. Beth says:

    Green bananas all the way!

  352. Jo says:

    Hi, Karen! Love the blog! I am wearing Butter London’s Saucy Jack right now

  353. Ansh says:

    i’m burdened with my mba assignments. just took a break and cam here!
    Ansh recently posted … Indian Bridal Diaries: 10 Crazy Wedding Invitations!

  354. Katrina says:

    One of these days maybe I’ll win it! I would love to explore some new skincare. I’m in a Caudalie mood.

  355. Monica says:

    I have never tried cream blush before but I have a strong feeling that I would like it. I have problems with powders because a lot of times my makeup tends to look cakey.

  356. Shannon says:

    I really hope I win this time ๐Ÿ™‚

  357. Mykeshia says:

    Watching football and ready to see some good games. Can’t wait to use my ecard!

  358. Jo says:

    My new obsession? MAC Plushglass – Ample Pink.

  359. Aida Lucero says:

    Last lipstick I fell in love with was Covergirl Lip Perfection in Smitten. I’m ready for fall babyyyyyyy!!

    Twitter: @Lidulme

  360. Becca says:

    I have Lipglass by Mac in Lust on my lips. Perfect color for the transition to fall.

  361. Noelle says:

    Need to wash my makeup brushes today.

  362. Katrin says:

    I did not do any swimming because I am so scared of deep water. It is terrible!

  363. Lisa H. says:

    I really don’t have a preference on cream or powder blush. For me it just depends on what my cheeks are doing (dry vs oily). Have a good one, Karen!

  364. Gail says:

    Broke down and bought the MAC Jungle Camouflage face kit beacuse it looked so good on you – I said i was never buying anymore MAC quads and would only depot to make my own – Have so many Chanel ones – but the size of this and the blush can be used for a bronzer – perfect for travel – not lets see when I visit my friend in Nov – if I don’t take more than this and one blush – it was worth it – LOL

  365. Stephanie says:

    I just bought love test lipstick by sephora it is similar to viva glam nicki by mac and I looove it!

  366. BB says:

    Wow look at the new blog design!

  367. jen. says:

    I just got the MUFE lipstick sample with my last Sephora order… I need a gift card so I can buy the full size! (Unfortunately, the whole lipstick fell apart and got smushed. It’s still usable but super messy now. Boo.)

  368. Rebecca says:

    I just bought a new Laura Mercier Creme Smooth lipstick in Dulce de Leche – I love it! It’s a great neutral – not too brown, not too pink, not too light – and the formula is creamy-satiny but not sticky and it stays put and lasts a long time. I also got a big sample of Oil Free Supreme foundation and I’m very impressed! It’s hard to find an oil-free foundation that’s not super-matte; this one has a natural finish without being greasy or too wet.

  369. Delina says:

    I had read on that the best brown lipstick was Maybellines “Crazy for Coffee” and it is so creamy and a pretty color and wear it all the time!

  370. Jaa Maurer says:

    I love love revlon lipstain !!! =D

  371. Vanessa says:

    Good morning!

    I love Revlon lipstick matte in Really Red.

    My apartment building has a pool, so I have swum in it a bit.

  372. Melissa F says:

    I prefer cream blush. ๐Ÿ™‚

  373. Emily says:

    My cheeks are naturally quite pink so I’ve never actually used blush.

  374. Emily says:

    my cheeks naturally have no pink so I use blush all the time.

  375. Julia says:

    On my finger nails I have a matte black base, with shiny black tips.

  376. mrsshukra says:

    Nice new blog look, Karen!

  377. Michelle Rader says:

    My bedspread is brown. I’m cozied up in it right now!

  378. Claire says:

    I’m really into the matte nail polish look right now!

  379. Shelbi Grant says:

    I really like cats .

  380. hiiyooitscat says:

    meh! I keep getting termites near my window! HELP! haha.. I get to hang out with an old friend today! Excited!

  381. Rie Maeda says:

    i have this super cute striped bedspread! and i LOVE ripe bananas!

  382. I prefer powder blush, I feel like I can control the color better and build it if I want it brighter.

  383. Janelle W says:

    I need to find a good topcoat to make my mani last longer…or maybe I should just wear gloves to do the dishes.

  384. Julie says:

    I’m in love with Clarins’s Instant Smooth Crystal lip balms!

  385. Jenna N. says:

    I bought the NARS Tinted Moisturizer based on your review. I LOVE IT! I need to use MAC Minerailze Skin Finish Natural pressed powder to take down the shine though, but I don’t mind, it helps it last!

  386. Rebecca says:

    Have you heard about the new Urban Decay Smoked Liners set? I know what I’ll be asking for this Christmas!

  387. Danielle says:

    I tend to do both cream and powder blush – makes the color last all day.

  388. Liz says:

    We have banana trees in our back yard. The little burros they produce can be a bit bland when they are 100% ripe, so I like them best when they’re right on the cusp – ripe enough to be sweet, but with a little tang of the green still on them.

  389. Bee Luzada says:

    It would be nice to win! So want to try stuff out from Sephora! ^_^

  390. sweeks1980 says:

    Right now I’m wearing Zoya Cynthia (a very dark blue – it’s almost black when worn alone) under Zoya Kotori (a very sparkly blue) on my toes.

  391. Melissa says:

    Just bought a new lipstick by Revlon in Black Cherry and it’s now my favorite lip color.

  392. Stephanie Carvalho says:

    Just received my givenchy photo Perfexion foundation… OMG, i’m in love! I think Studio fix and matchmaster will saty in the beauty corner for quite some time now….

  393. Alix says:

    Fall is in the air!

  394. ali says:

    makeup is so fun

  395. Cynthia says:

    I wish they sold MAC at Sephora.

  396. Cara says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was mac’s Gaga II… great nude lip! And your site looks so good Karen!

  397. Casey says:

    I just had a baby, and I need some great makeup to help hide those dark circles under my eyes!

  398. Julia says:

    I’m battling through a terrible cold right now ๐Ÿ™ But makeup makes me feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

  399. Amy D. says:

    I just got back from workin’ on my fitness. Here’s my witness… Sorry, I’m in a mood……….

  400. Iris says:

    I recently started using blush and I think I’d prefer powder as it’s easier to work with and layer with as much or as little as desired.

    I strongly like ripe, yellow bananas more.

  401. Aarti says:

    Ripe bananas of course!

  402. Neeshie says:

    I walked so much yesterday my blisters have blisters!

  403. Sara says:

    Whoa, I neglect to visit for a little bit (applications!! Please don’t sic the makeup gods on me!) and then pow! Makeover! Love the new look. ๐Ÿ˜€

  404. Mireya says:

    Last lipstick I fell in love with was MAC Viva Glam VI. The perfect color for me… I wear it every day.

  405. Joy says:

    I’m a sucker for Clinique’s Black Honey. On your recommendation, I also got the Milani dup for when the black honey gloss is too much shine and the almost-lipstick would melt in my pocket.

  406. Janelle says:

    I don’t use lipstick, but I do use lipliner (MUFE Aqua Liner) and lip gloss (Clinique superbalm moisturizing gloss).

  407. happy says:

    I prefer the dependability of a cream blush but the look of powder.

  408. Kristina says:

    Oh I wish I had gotten in some swimming this summer, but c’est la vie. My gym has a pool so maybe I’ll get up the courage to use it.

  409. Sus says:

    I love the new layout of the website! Nice job (:

  410. Clara says:

    I love cream blush because of it’s blend-ability, one of my favorites is Maybellinne’s Dream Bouncy! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  411. Diana says:

    Just bought my first mineral makeup. Lets see how it goes… ๐Ÿ™‚

  412. Jasmine says:

    I’m finding that the Chanel blush shade I have isn’t really all the pigmented. I have tried many brushes with it and I really have to work them in to pick up any color. I also find that their eye shadow quads aren’t that pigmented as well. I have the smokey eyes one and a purple one and they don’t really do it for me

  413. Tameko Malone says:

    I love make up

  414. Katrina says:

    I recently tried the new Revlon Just Bitten lip stains – the colour payoff was great but they really aren’t moisturizing at all! Alas, a HG lip stain still awaits.

  415. mn says:

    Congrats on the new blog look. Give Tabs lots of scratches from me.

  416. LuvJ says:

    What’s up with the sweltering heat SoCal? My makeup is melting off my face ๐Ÿ™

  417. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks as always for the giveaway! Love the newer layout ๐Ÿ™‚

  418. Emilee says:

    I have really developed a lipstick obsession lately… you know cause apparently my nail polish obsession isn’t enough! I am really loving Clinique’s black honey, I don’t know why it took me so long to buy it for myself!

  419. Julianna says:

    I’m obsessing with my Naked Palette! I use MAC Paintpot in Painterly as a base and it stays put all day!

  420. HautePJ says:

    I really prefer powder blushes. I’m currently digging NARS Outlaw blush!

  421. Jodi says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I’d love to treat myself to some new nail polish! I also know exactly what mean about typing with a cat on top of you. My Willow loves to lay across my arms and the laptop when I’m working.

  422. janey says:

    The first lipstick I fell in love with was Clinique’s Blackberry Stain, back in 1988. It was the perfect deep purple. Alas, it’s no longer made and I miss it every winter when I start sporting darker lip shades.

  423. Madelynn says:

    I keep getting all of my friends to become nail polish fanatics. I’m quite proud.

  424. Briana says:

    I love cream blushes, they look a lot more natural, but I love powder blushes as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  425. Michelle A says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with is Force of Love from MAC. It’s just the perfect shade.

  426. Shannon says:

    Come on’, baby! Mama needs that Urban Decay palette she’s been eyeing!!

  427. katie says:

    i just got a new bed set… ivory with green leaves all over it.

  428. Kay says:

    Love the new look of your site. I’m still in love with MAC Viva Glam Lady GaGa1.

  429. Nancy says:

    Dying to get the new Naked foundation!

  430. Denielle Cherie says: my favorite lipstick or balms is Fresh tinted balm in rose and Dior glow balm. And I RT on twitter also. I hope I win.

  431. Denielle Cherie says:

    my favorite lipstick or balms is Fresh tinted balm in rose and Dior glow balm. And I RT on twitter also. I hope I win.

  432. Sarah says:

    I’m actually trying to decide what color I want to switch to on my toes, but I’m not feeling any of the colors I have. ๐Ÿ™

  433. Caitlin says:

    I recently bought orange sheets. Its an unusual color for bedding, but I love that when the natural light comes in my room glows!

  434. Kelly Ann skahan says:

    Super excited for The Urban Decay vice pallet!

  435. Vnssa906 says:

    Im totally loving the new layout!

  436. Krista says:

    Powder blush. The cream stuff never blends out or me.

  437. Marjie says:

    My bedspread is blue with pink flowers but I want to get a new one…time for a change! Love the new look of the blog!

  438. Larie says:

    I love your new layout! ๐Ÿ™‚

  439. Hohe says:

    I love the site’s new layout!

  440. Jane says:

    hope you had a good weekend!

  441. Sara says:

    the last lipstick I fell in love with was Moxie!

  442. ShannoninBC says:

    I’ve finished Boy Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and only have a dusting or two from finishing my MAC MSFN – this gc would help me replenish! On the other hand, it’s been a gorgeous late summer weekend…my dogs and I have been loving the sun ๐Ÿ™‚ hope all is well there!

  443. Stephanie says:

    I’ve always wanted to love cream blushes, but I can never get them to look right. Plus I like to wear powder foundation, so it doesn’t always work. So I’m a powder blush kinda gal.

  444. Wendy says:

    The last lipstick I fell in love with was one of the Avon 24k series that were only around for a hot second. Gorgeous colors and a really nice scent to them

  445. Linda says:

    I’m wearing a gold Sally Hansen polish on my toes~ I’m trying to keep the bronzed summer thing going for as long as possible!

  446. Sherry says:

    Love my Benefit Some kinda gorgous. It’s light, covers and is great for 40 + skin. And it handles Texas heat! Shout out from the south to win, woohoo!

  447. Lyndsay says:

    I’ve lately become completely obsessed with Nars. It is the only makeup I will put on my face. I’ve been scoping out their new Andy Warhol collection, and I must say it looks divine. Here’s to hoping I win that gift card so I can purchase a few items (not that I won’t anyway, but 50 dollars will help!)

  448. Rachael says:

    Urban Decay is having bomb clearance right now, I got 3 palettes for under 50 bucks,
    Woo woo!

  449. I am not looking forward to the fall!! I am such a summer girl!! Hope things are well on your side!
    Noire Tropical Beauty recently posted … Part 2: NARS Andy Warhol Pop Collection

  450. Jessica says:

    I’m loving the new blog design, Karen! The kitty at the bottom is so cute!

  451. Macha says:

    I’ve honestly never purchased a cream blush. I’m far from comfortable using them. I do have a tarte pigment that ive used but I’m also afraid of overappliying. In currently really into tartes Amazonian clay blushes!

  452. genta says:

    love the cat picture! so funny

  453. Rozae says:

    Currently I hv green sheets, however I should change it when fall comes.

  454. Hillary Frank says:

    My bedspread is black with white and purple birds…and a lot of cat fur.

  455. Rachel says:

    I am on the hunt to find a replacement for the discontinued YSL Teint Resist … So fat nothing quite like it! MUFE Mat Velvet + is my next trial!

  456. Alli says:

    I cannot even SAY how many things from Sephora I desperately need right now. Probably the top of my list is MOAR NAIL POLISH though god knows i have far too much already.

  457. jane says:

    I’m in love with make up for ever lipstick in n4

  458. Brenda says:

    Thank you for doing these giveaways. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your new blog design. Need to get my hands on that UD Vice palette!!!!!

  459. Sherice says:

    I really truly want to get my hands on that Urban Decay Vice palette!

  460. Melodyy says:

    thank you!

  461. Stacey W. says:

    Just put on a really fun and simple fall nail combo: butter London Minger with a layer of CND Gold Sparkle over it.

  462. jenny says:

    I love sephora!

  463. Mandy says:

    Can i still enter? I hope so! I’m your friendly neighbourhood beauty and makeup addict from Holland ๐Ÿ™‚

  464. Rajee Pandi says:

    I prefer both to try. Ripe bananna sounds delicious

  465. Kathy says:

    Getting into airbrush blush!So easy to overdo!

  466. Yao says:

    I love the current weather in NYC. Absolutely perfectly autumnal.

  467. Diana says:

    Gosh I hope Tabs picks me.

  468. Heather says:

    Can’t choose which one to answer, so I’ll answer all of them!
    what was the last lipstick you feel in love with?
    I only own one Maybelline lipstick in Warm Me Up – should get some more! I’ve been craving a peachy pink.

    What color is your bedspread?
    Mint green!

    Do you prefer cream or powder blush?
    Cream is fun.

    What are you wearing on your toes?
    Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos.

    Did you do any swimming this summer?
    Yuppity Yup! In Haeundae Beach, Pusan, Korea.

    Bananas: green or ripe?
    Ripe, please. Green tastes a little funky to me.

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