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

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

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

Tabs and I are watching Project Runway right now, and Tim Gunn seems like such a cool guy. I envy Tabs for being able to work so closely with him. What a tremendous opportunity — having Tim Gunn as your mentor. His insights into feline and human fashion are so simple yet eloquently stated, and he just seems like such a nice person on top of everything else (loved his book).



Tabs gets so many great opportunities like that… I wonder if he fully appreciates how lucky he is. I asked him about it once, how lucky he felt, and he said, “Mrrrow.” [The harder I work, the luckier I get.]

Thanks for stopping by this morning. It’s always nice to see you. :)

Have you entered this weekend’s giveaway yet? Just takes a comment, and there’s a Sephora eGift card waiting for a good home.

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.”
-Jacqueline

“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!”
-Jane

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. :) 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.”
-Angel

“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.”
-Hana

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 ever designed a piece of clothing? Who’s your favorite Project Runway designer? When was the last time you had a meal outside? What’s the coldest it gets where you live? Have you ever been to New York? What’s your favorite black eyeliner? — 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! http://bit.ly/R7ttUF

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, September 23, 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,

Karen

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Jamie! Congratulations, Jamie! 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. I had a meal outside just two days ago! It was a pizza late at night. The service was HORRIBLE and food not amazing, but I had great company so it was a fine autumn evening!

  2. melissa says:

    My current fav eyeliner right now is perversion from ud. I also <3 Mac black track!

  3. Molly SC says:

    I’ve been re-watching all of Project Runway! <3 for season 4.
    IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW! Scratch Tabs for good luck.

  4. Prachi Shah says:

    My favorite eye liner is Kajal eye liner by Stilla,,,,,one of the best for lower lash line !!

  5. jennifer s says:

    Fave black right now would be zero bu UD smudged ( lol almost typed smoged) with a cocoa brown shadow. I recently got a large soup burn on my arm and now i need to get some cover up or something for it…. maybe this gift card will save me some cash :)

  6. Bells says:

    I love project runway!

  7. melody b says:

    I have never designed clothing, but i seed some craps together in high school to make a blouse. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    I have not gone to dinner in years!

  9. Icequeen81 says:

    Im looking for a good black eyeliner, Im using one from gosh now, nos smudge, nice color but does not stay long . and when I finish the pencil I wont find it where I live now cause I purchased it when I was in Holland. currently looking for a new eyeliner intense bladk long lasting and not smudge. So If U have any recommendation please share.

  10. Hollie Forrest says:

    That picture of Tabs is SO CUTE! Thank you for the giveaways :D

  11. Zen says:

    Saw your giveaway post on my mobile nuffnangx feed and knew I had to enter! Love sephora and project runway! And tabs is such a cutie :)

  12. Toby says:

    I am absolutely terrible with black eyeliner, so I like pen eyeliners best. :) The one I’m using is by K-Palette.

  13. Jane says:

    had a lobster roll outside by the water last night =)

  14. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My all time favorite Project Runway designer is Christian Siriano. He’s amazing!

  15. Ash G says:

    A cold day where I live is in the 40′s, if we get into the 30′s people act like it will never be warm again and if it snows the entire city all but shuts down. <3 New Orleans!

  16. hiiyooitscat says:

    yesterday!! I went to a mexican restaurant and had carne asada fries yum!

  17. hazakaza says:

    I picked up the BareMinerals Away We Glow kit at Sephora on a whim (it’s on sale!) and discovered that the BareMinerals Round The Clock eyeliner in the kit is super black and super lasting. It’s definitely my new favorite black eyeliner!

  18. Lulu says:

    My favorite project runway designer was Kooan! Before he left :(

  19. Kirsten H. says:

    I went to Chipotle with my boyfriend a few weeks ago and we ate outside in the lamplight… how romantic. :P

  20. elle says:

    I kind of want the weather to change so I can start wearing all my pretty autumn clothing, but that means it won’t be warm all the time anymore! /dilemma

  21. Zoey says:

    I’m glad Ven was sent home on PR this week. I haven’t liked him since the “real woman” challenge.

  22. Tiffany says:

    I am watching college football right now! I brought my husband to his very first spin class today and it was so fun! Give Tabs a pet for me!

  23. Hannah S. says:

    First all nighter of the semester. Now to detox from caffeine XD perhaps if I win I will get some eye brightener so I look less sleep deprived at school

  24. penelope says:

    My favorite Project Runway designer of all time was Rami Kashou! His draping technique made all his looks so stunning, plus he has a great personality. On the current season, Sonja has stolen my heart with her fun personality and creative looks!
    penelope recently posted … Summer May Be Over, But You Can Still Relive It In The Shower With This Soap

  25. Zhar says:

    My fave black eyeliner is Urban Decay’s Oilslick I love the bits of glitter in it =D

  26. Jody says:

    I’m moving to NYC soon. Looking at apartments, but darn they are expensive.

  27. History (or my previous weekend at least) is repeating itself. Worked AM to PM, am totally exhausted, and STILL feel the urge to browse my favorite blogs. Argh! Just get in that couch, woman!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up tutorial: looking vibrant and colorful with Lush Emotional Brilliance

  28. Malaka says:

    I love the new layout. I’d been reading from Google reader for a while and hadn’t actually come by your site. It’s too cute.

  29. Ivy says:

    I think my favorite black liner is currently L’Oreal’s Lacquer Liner. I love how smooth and pigmented it is!

  30. Mary says:

    You know, I can’t remember the last time I ate a meal outside!…no, wait, now I do. It was when I went to a street festival with my best friend…in June. I should probably try to fix that.

  31. AG says:

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t realize Tim Gunn has a book! I just might need to pick that up!

  32. Cheryl says:

    The last time I ate outside was earlier this summer- caprese salad and lots of yummy fruity drinks. So fun!

  33. Nina says:

    Ive only watched project runway once, but it was interesting:)

  34. Jennifer Rivera says:

    Hi Karen! I love Project Runway and I am team Christopher :) who do you want to win?

  35. Stef Smith says:

    Debating on if I should go to the gym, go on a walk, or having a 4th cup of coffee and watching the Law&Order: SVU marathon. I’m thinking the marathon wins! LOL! And maybe adding a manicure to the deal too, something rich and shimmery for the 1st day of Autumn!

  36. marisol says:

    My favorite eye liner is Milani Liqui’feye or some thing like that. For the price & it’s performance, it is the one I reach for the most.

  37. Lena says:

    I went to school for fashion design, watching PR brings back do many memories!

  38. Jessie says:

    I think I had some frozen yogurt outside with my friend a few weeks ago. Everything tastes better out in the sunshine, doesn’t it?

  39. PS says:

    My favorite black eye liner is the pen eyeliner from smashbox and I only use it on the upper outer corners of my eyes. Great staying power.

    Have a great day!

  40. Laura H says:

    where i live it gets around -20 degrees sometimes in the winter, thats canada for you !

  41. Denise says:

    it’s my turn to win. :)

  42. Icequeen81 says:

    My fav black eyeliner is Gosh, but Im finishing this pensil . looking for a good replacement.

  43. amanda says:

    I am so behind on project runway, wish I had the luxury of a dvr! Haha.

  44. Cailyn says:

    Hayyyyyyyy:) you and tabs are the bomb!!

  45. GIL says:

    I’ve sewed my own tote bags and hula costumes when I was in high school.

  46. annie shebuski says:

    Autumn is here in Wisconsin! Love the beautiful, crisp air. Hope everyone has a lovely Fall!

  47. blkrox says:

    I’ve been to New York a couple of times, loved it both times!

  48. Megan says:

    I haven’t found my fave black eyeliner yet, but I currently use two: Rimmel Kohl Kajal pencil, and Revlon Colorstay liquid pen.

  49. Cinthia says:

    My favorite liner is the maybelline gel liner. The best drugstore liner

  50. Anastasia says:

    I ate outside today, but the food wasn’t so good… :/

  51. Tracy W. says:

    Never been to New York, but planning to take a trip in November!

  52. Joanna says:

    I leave in New York :)

  53. C Williams says:

    This is my week to shine.

  54. Liz says:

    I love Sephora

  55. Agata says:

    My favorite black eyeliner is Urban Decay Zero 24/7 pencil. I live in Michigan so it gets pretty cold.

  56. Marie says:

    Tabs! Don’t tweeze him!
    :)
    Have a nice week-end guys!

  57. karen says:

    Project Runway is one of my favorite reality shows. I’m also loving Face Off right now (I’ve been watch it since its first season as well) and love that a more mainstream makeup company is sponsoring it this time around.

  58. Lisa G. L. says:

    Hi Karen! My two favorite black eyeliners are UD 24/7 liner in Perversion and Physician’s Formula Nude Eyes liner (from the trio). They’re both fabulous products. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! :)

  59. varsha says:

    Trying my luck for the 19874th time LOL..happy sunday Karen :)

  60. Jordan says:

    A couple winters ago it got to be -25 with the windchill, that was the coldest I ever remember, but it doesn’t get that cold every winter.

  61. Ana Carolina Ribeiro says:

    My favorite black eyeliner is Blitz & Glitz fluidline!

  62. Rita says:

    I am rather tired and I’m starting to feel under the weather, so I think I’m going to take it easy this weekend. I hope you, Tabs, and the Hubs have a good one :)

  63. Mimi says:

    I’ve only been to New York once and it was about 2 years ago. I wish I can go again soon :)

  64. Cammie says:

    HOW do you ever get Tabs to pose with those products? Is it hard to get him to sit still or is he a good 20lb. Kitty? Also, I “Heart” Tabs in the product placement ads on the weekends. :)

  65. Maria says:

    For once I know exactly what I’d use this card for – a bottle of Chloe! Ummmm I’d always have something to get but usually I just choose when I’m at Sephora. Right now I’m being good and waiting :( it’s no fun at all!

  66. Melissa W. says:

    I am a huge fan of Tabs, just so you know.
    Melissa W. recently posted … Bruno helps with the recycling.

  67. brittany says:

    hey! thanks for the contest :)

  68. katheel says:

    Just had an amazing lunch of ethiopian food – YUM!

  69. Katie says:

    I just started watching Project Runway again…I was having a one-person boycott after Mondo Guerra didn’t win his season. His taste and mine are really similar — Mexican influence, pop art, bold prints, etc. Since he won the All-Stars season, I decided to give PR another chance. This season, I like Dmitry and Melissa the best…totally agree with the person above in disliking Ven since he dissed the “real women.”

  70. Adrienne says:

    I’m dying to try out the Hourglass Oxygen Mineral Powder you spoke so highly of this summer. This gift card would totally help me get there!

  71. jaymie says:

    Hmm…my favorite black eyeliner…for a matte finish i like urban decay zero or makeup for ever black. I want to try mac’s pearlglide in black swan :) i LOVE the pearlglides. And i live in Hawaii so in the low 70′s high 60′s is considered cold for us islanders!

  72. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    I want to try some product from Maroccanoil.
    I tweeted : https://twitter.com/cameliaadriana/status/249596373647884288

  73. Savannah says:

    I’m so excited for tonight. I’m going to a social, and although most of the time they never play the good music, I have more fun getting ready :P seriously, doing my make up is sometimes my fave part of the day. I just find it so much fun :)

  74. Tiffanie says:

    I’ve never seen Project Runway. I probably should check it out since everyone says it is so great.

  75. Anna says:

    Maybe random.org will favor me to in this time :)

  76. Alison says:

    It feels like fall today and I am so excited!!

  77. Step says:

    I really liked Physician’s Formula pencils for their softness back in my smudgy eyeliner undergrad days. Now I mostly use brown Urban Decay liners.

  78. Lynn says:

    I haven’t watch project runway in years, but my fav were Christian Soriano?, Rami, and Chris. They were all from the same season.

    I honest, switch up products so often that i don’t have a fav. Every time I’m done with one brand i try another so i’m very unimpressed or really unfaithful. hah . But currently i’m using Make Up Forever Aqua liner and I really do love it because it doesn’t smudge by the end of the day/night, but still washes off easy.

  79. Becky says:

    Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!

  80. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I’m sooooo excited I found your blog a few days ago! I’m an esthetic student ( after being out of school for over 20 yrs!) I am obsessed with anything skincare or make up related so getting to read what you have to say about everything ” beauty” is amazing! Being that I’m a student my funds are low so getting to see what you think will help me narrow things down when I get to actually go buy products! Thank you!

  81. Saddy says:

    Um, I had some ice cream outside last weekend. Not a meal, but it was delicious! My black eyeliner right now is the L’oreal infallible pencil; but the Rimmel Soft Kohl is a long-time favorite!
    Saddy recently posted … Happy Birthday, Bebo!!!

  82. Amy says:

    Chilr Renenoes with chicken for dinner last night and the leftovers for lunch today.

  83. aclearcutsign says:

    I haven’t been to NY, but it’s on my list of places to go!

  84. Breanne says:

    Hi, my name’s Breanne and I really like cheese.

    I actually have tried to design my own clothes and accessories, in junior high I had made a jirt, cut the legs off a pair of jeans and sewn swatches of fabric to the bottoms, along with jean purses, those I was better at making.

  85. meka says:

    I visited NY when I was 12. I was too young to appreciate it, so I cannot wait to get back.

  86. Katrina says:

    I’m loving this cooler weather. I missed my sweaters and boots!

  87. Sherrie says:

    I am going on a cruise next year (June 15). And my goal is to lose 30 pounds and get rid of a few dark spots on my face. I have lost 10 pounds so far. Now I am working on the dark spots. Wish me well!!!!

  88. Natalie says:

    I just heard about Tarte’s 2012 holiday collection and I’ve got my eye on that Carried Away set.

  89. Tina says:

    Thanks Karen and Tabs (:D) for this awesome giveaway. My first piece of sewing project is a chair cover which turned out ok.
    Tina recently posted … CandyDoll Cheek Color in Strawberry Pink: Swatches and Comparison

  90. Ali says:

    The coldest it gets around here (Florida)…probably high 20s or low 30s, but that’s somewhat rare. I don’t have heat so those nights are not fun!

  91. Christin says:

    Cant wait for Sephora to open in sweden :-D

  92. onegreatsmile says:

    I always use a black eyeshadow with a wet brush as my eyeliner. I found gels dry out too quickly, liquids are too harsh and unblendable, and pencils either run, rub off everywhere, or are impossible to remove!!

  93. Alison says:

    My favorite PR designer this season is Dmitry. But my favorite PR designer of all time? I don’t think I could pick just one!

  94. Ariel says:

    Love your blog! I check it almost everyday for new tips and product releases :)

  95. I have never designed a piece of clothing in my life, if cutting off the neckline area do a t-shirt and adding some paint to it is a design oh well…. *taps shoulder*…lol!!

  96. Chanelle says:

    That might be the cutest picture of Tabs I’ve ever seen – love it! And I love Tim Gunn! Do you happen to remember his criticism of Taylor Momsen in an interview years back after meeting her on the Gossip Girl set? What did you think of it? Some people lost respect for him since he bashed a teenager. I think it was a little inapropriate but…so funny too!

  97. Vanessa says:

    Ever since tasting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte just the other day, I’ve been obsessed! :D

  98. Margie says:

    I have never been to NYC… Definitely want to someday!

  99. Lisa H. says:

    I think it’s just going to be a boring, get stuff done around the house weekend. The clouds have rolled back in and it just feels like a good day to stay inside with the lights on. Have a good one!

  100. Amaris says:

    My favorite eyeliner is MAC’s Blacktrack :) Or any of the Maybelline twisty ones!

  101. BooBooNinja says:

    pssst. I love the Honey Boo Boo show.
    shhhhh….

  102. Iram says:

    Mmmmmm I so so so so so SO wanna go to New York! But it hasn’t happened for me yet :-(

    xo

  103. Erica Falco says:

    It gets SO cold here. Like -30 celcius. I live in Montreal hahah.

    https://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca
    Twitter: @ericaeff

  104. Rikki says:

    I got my first business inquiry e-mail today. Very exciting.

  105. Mary says:

    I got to spend 3 days in New York a few years ago before my mom and I spent two weeks in Cairo. It was one of my favorite vacations!

  106. Lala says:

    Never been to New York!

  107. anika hein says:

    Karen, have you reviewed the Essence eyelid primer yet? I am curious how well it works because I know their gel eyeliners are AMAZING!!

  108. Lydia says:

    The last time I had a meal outside was last weekend at it was great! Fall has finally hit Chicago this weekend and I think I’ll have to stay inside for awhile :)

  109. Amanda says:

    Just bought charcoal brown eyeshadow from MAC and already love it!!

  110. LauraA says:

    Love love love cooler weather. It gets as cold as the single digits for daytime highs where I live.

    Thank you for another great giveaway opportunity! :D

  111. Jackie says:

    I always fall back on my Stila Smudge Pots–black and gray are my favorites.

  112. Becca says:

    That picture of Tabs is wonderful. Great job editing!

  113. Terri B says:

    I <3 New York. Haven't been there in years though.

  114. Mandy says:

    Work has me overseas for almost a year. A nice little package from Sephora would definitely brighten my work day! Thank goodness for ITunes, that’s how I am able to keep up on my Project Runway! TeamChristopher!!!

  115. MJ says:

    I love Project Runway, although it’s been awhile since I’ve watched it. I don’t normally keep up with current tv. ^^;

  116. Jessm says:

    MOnday is my birthday! I could sure use some makeup!

  117. Ceci says:

    The worst cold weather that I’ve ever experienced was in NYC. The temperature was below zero, but felt significantly worse with wind chill. My fingers were red, frozen sausages when I returned home. They were so numb that I couldn’t remove my coat because my fingers could not grasp the zipper.

  118. Rachel B. says:

    New York! Haven’t been there, have friends there, though. We are planning a reunion next year, destination: New York.

  119. Aarti says:

    Gah I love Project Runway! I think I am Team Christopher this season but Melissa seems quite awesome too :)

  120. Jess says:

    I love layering in the cooler months!!

  121. Beth says:

    I’m so excited for this fall weather, the clothes the makeup, the scents!!

  122. Nikita says:

    I’m getting ready to step outside for a bit – enjoying the weather :)

  123. mn says:

    Stopped by the petstore today and saw all of the Halloween costumes- so tempted to grab a mermaid costume for my male cat- I can just imagine all of the hissy-fitting that would ensue!

  124. Genesis says:

    Had Mexican in NYC yesterday, it was the best :)

  125. Caitlin says:

    As much as I love summer, I get excited about jackets and sweaters this time of year. However, I wore a nice jacket today – but it was 80 degrees. Fail!

  126. Karen says:

    Christopher & Dmitri’s designs are my faves!

  127. Whitney Frost says:

    I recently started using Laura Mercier Brightening Powder to set my under eye concealer and brighten and I am in love with it! Just FYI… :)

  128. Kprice says:

    I’m so glad it’s boot season! Tonight it’s suppose to get down to 34 degress. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway. Have a good weekend.

  129. Emily says:

    Great picture of tabs. Sephora has $6 Urban Decay shadows right now. So hard to resist…

  130. Suzi says:

    I started fall with w big bowl of pho…delicious

  131. Laura w says:

    Such a funny picture of tabs!

  132. Justine says:

    Yup, I’ve been to New York.

  133. Aliyah Datcher says:

    Just started my first job! This week has been super hard but I’m proud of myself for pulling it off.

  134. S says:

    I’ve been to New York and it was absolutely wonderful. I’d love to go back!
    S recently posted … Weekend Link Love!

  135. Stacey says:

    Hello? Sephora!

  136. sweeks1980 says:

    I’ve been to New York several times (but not nearly as often as I would like).

  137. Kayla says:

    I haven’t had much time lately so MAC penultimate liner has been my savior!

  138. Sandy says:

    It’s overcast here today and I miss the sunshine, love sitting outside with a refreshment in the afternoons. Hope you have a great weekend, the new layout looks fab!

  139. Deanna G. says:

    I’ve never been to New York but I really want to go.

  140. GenesisCal says:

    Love your blog Karen!

  141. Michelle says:

    I love the Clinique gel liner in black as well as the Inglot liner #77. I probably have 3 backups of the Inglot one.
    I’m also newly obsessed with the OCC lip tars… I kinda need them all! :)

  142. Katherine says:

    The last time I had a meal outside was last weekend. I’m trying to stop work earlier so I enjoy the last few nice nights outside, but it’s been tough.

  143. Chris25 says:

    I am a born and bred New Yorker.

  144. Kate & Zena says:

    I could totally use one of these! I have a headache from my shots!

  145. Melissa says:

    I felt bad about unsubscribing from M&BB emails this week. But I only did it because I don’t need a reminder to check M&BB every day, I already do :-) <3 ya Karen!

  146. Shannon says:

    I want to go fall makeup shopping so bad!

  147. Cheryl Thompson says:

    Is it sad that I have never tried any Sephora products? I’m thinking its rather sad myself.

  148. I love Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner in black. Doesn’t smudge and goes on smoothly!
    Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest recently posted … Sick and tired

  149. auroragyps says:

    When I was little, my mom sewed all the time (she worked in a Singer store too) so I designed a few things. The one thing we both remember the best is a pair of pants made out of shiny brushed cotton. The pants were a medium shade of warm purple and the cargo-like pockets were turquoise and had purple buttons on the flaps. They were so cool. We even managed to find a floral fabric with the same colors on a white back ground, so mom made me a Summer top (a sleeveless peasant blouse with a ruffled collar and bottom) to go with the pants. I still have a few little pieces of fabric from the pants & the top. :-D

  150. LIsaT says:

    I’m very much into penny loafers this fall. Going to run out and buy a pair tomorrow, last time I had penny loafers Clinton was still in office.

  151. Rachel says:

    I usually don’t like eating outside – the bugs are usually horrible! However, when you get the right time of year, when the weather is nice and the bugs aren’t out yet, I don’t mind. It’s been awhile – probably my last picnic, which has been at least a year ago!

  152. Emily says:

    Very much looking forward to fall! It’s still 100 degrees in Redding. So excited for boots an and scarves!

  153. I had a meal outside today! My mom and I ate at a Greek place and it was amazing. We had tilapia!
    OrangeLipstickBlog recently posted … Discovering my EvRev lipglass after months of missing it!

  154. Ashley says:

    Lately I’ve been using the essence black cream liner – cheap and great!

  155. Emily says:

    Haha that photo is hilarious!!!

    I recently (today) found a new mascara and lip gloss that I love!! Can’t believe I didn’t know about them before and now I am obsessed! Its Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye mascara and Revlon Just Bitten lip stain/balm. Have you tried either of these?

    Thanks Karen!! And Tabs :)
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  156. Kristina says:

    I haven’t watched Project Runway in a long time, I think it’s time I catch up!
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  157. Jo says:

    I just took the train to NYC so I could stock up on sheet face masks at The Face Shop. They are a must have!

  158. Lauren says:

    I live in ny!

  159. April says:

    My fave black eyeliner is UD Perversion!

  160. Katherine says:

    I love the Revlon blackest black color stay liquid liner!

  161. Caroline says:

    i want to try ko gen doh products!

  162. aradhana says:

    the coldest it gets around here is -40. but thankfully it’s not that cold right now!!!

    my fave black eyeliner is MAC smolder. i love how smudgy it is.

  163. shusheshe says:

    Mondo was my favourite Project Runaway designer in the past!

  164. Julie says:

    Toronto can get pretty cold in the winter, could be up to -40 with windchill! Thankfully, we’ve had a couple of mild winters.

  165. Jayd says:

    When I was in high school I designed my prom dress about 12 times! And I’ve never been to New York but I’m hoping that changes soon!!!

  166. April says:

    The only gel eyeliner I own was the one I read about on here a while ago. It’s the Essence one. I love it and it lasts FOREVER. Thanks for suggesting it!

  167. Rosa says:

    I have only been to upstate New York where my honey is stationed but never to NYC..maybe one day ;)

  168. Annaham says:

    Favorite black eyeliner is UD’s Perversion!

  169. Xochil says:

    Yes I’ve been to New York, and I’m hoping to study abroad there in a year or so!

  170. Amanda says:

    I actually never wear black eyeliner, always dark brown so it’s not too harsh.

  171. Nina says:

    i love the chanel eyeliners, they last all day!

  172. Michelle L says:

    I love using gel eyeliners. My fave is Bobbi Brown long wear!

  173. megan says:

    I love project runway!
    And my favorite eyeliner is MAC’s Blacktrack :)

  174. Khalilah says:

    I like Sephora’s black nano liner pencil. I need to eat outside soon, so relaxing! Maybe at the beach tomorrow…

  175. Katrina says:

    Our temps are starting to really cool down here in Michigan and I’m not looking forward to what’s yet to come:(

  176. Joyce says:

    I love all Sephora products! I would love to add more to my collection. I look forward to additional nail polishes. :)

  177. Jasmine says:

    I use Maybelline’s gel eyeliner, and so far I like it?

  178. steph b says:

    I grew up in NY!

  179. Christine says:

    MAC feline is my favourite really dark black eyeliner. I only wish it was waterproof :)

  180. Alix says:

    My favorite black eyeliner is from Blinc Inc.!

  181. Lora S. says:

    At some point I will get up and put fresh linen on my bed. Had to stop by and check out your website first though. Now that I’ve done so, wonder what excuse I could use to further procrastinate :)

  182. Lori says:

    I normally don’t wear black eyeliner but when I do, it’s normally UD’s Zero or Perversion.

  183. Melissa says:

    Project runway? I’ve been so addicted to true blood to watch anything else. Doesn’t Bill seem so tiny next to Eric? *sigh*

  184. Judy says:

    I was just in NYC a couple of weeks ago! Went to time square and took a picture with elmo….he smelled bad :( childhood ruined…

  185. Tatyana G says:

    I usually never wear black eyeliner. Browns are the ones for me. My favorites are Bourbon by Urban Decay and Teddy by Mac.

  186. Cassidey says:

    I usually wear navy or charcoal eyeliner instead of black!

  187. KJ says:

    I visited New York last year.
    It was awesome!!!

  188. Tay says:

    I have gotten booted of this page at least 7 times just trying to post a comment! Lol! But I will not let my crappy cellular service get the best of me. Favorite liner: blackest black cream liner by Maybelline Eyestudio! Yes I got it finished this time!

  189. Jenny says:

    Honestly, I don’t have a favorite black eyeliner! The closest was maybe WnW’s Creme Liner, but as for pencils, they all tend to smudge on me by the end of the day (especially on the waterline!). And I always prime, too. Sigh… This is such a first world problem, haha!

  190. lesleyk says:

    I love Texas. Today was in the 90s and I loved it. My body freaks out when the temperatures drop below, like, 75.

  191. Brooke says:

    Missouri here…It was a beautiful 66 degrees today! I love Fall!!! <3

  192. Stephanie Y says:

    Love the posts featuring Tabs.

  193. Mai says:

    Visiting family and relaxing for the weekend! It’s good to be home!

  194. mrsshukra says:

    Another perfect day in Hawaii!

  195. weny says:

    I just finished reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire. I loved it!

  196. E says:

    New York! My favorite city.

  197. Vnssa906 says:

    Don’t base a permanent decision on a temporary emotion

  198. The coldest it gets here is usually 10-20 degrees! :)
    Krystle (Baking Beauty) recently posted … Chanel Coco Noir Review

  199. Wynell says:

    my fav black eyeliner is milani LIQUID EYE LIQUID-LIKE EYE LINER

  200. Susan OBryant says:

    Believe it or not, today is the first time I ever tried white eyeliner, and I LOVE it! I thought it would be weird, but it just makes my green eyes pop. Yay for happy makeup stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  201. Sus says:

    How I met your mother starts monday! so excited.

  202. Tran says:

    I’ve never been to New York, but I’m unsure if I ever want to visit since I don’t like big cities too much with all the congestion, noise, etc.

  203. Melodyy says:

    I love Project Runway! I’ve never designed anything- but I would love to! My favorite this season is definitely Melissa or Christian. I’ve never been to New York :/ I would love to though!

  204. virginie says:

    Oh my, I don’t know when was the last time my husband and I went out for dinner, or a movie or just a walk…sigh..

  205. Sarah C. says:

    I had a meal outside today tailgating!!!

  206. Vanita says:

    My favorite foundation right now is Urban Decay Naked…omg it gives such a nice finish to the skin.

  207. Amy D. says:

    I can’t wait for SNL tonight! :)

  208. Tiffany C. says:

    This would come in handy for Friends and Family!!

  209. Lulle says:

    Last time I had a meal outside was yesterday night, we went out for a Korean BBQ with my husband’s co-workers. It was the first time I had Korean BBQ and I love it!

    Thanks for this weeks giveaway :)
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  210. Hi! I’m 19years old, and I’m getting married in 2 months, I’m so excited but… I don’t have a lot of money to make myself feel like a princess, because my fiancée is going into the army, and I’m still in college. This would mean the world to me!

  211. Gail says:

    Its Autumn – Hard to beleive

  212. Shauna says:

    I just got my eyebrows threaded for the first time today. Bit more painful than waxing.

  213. kelly m. says:

    I love looking at pictures of Tabs, he reminds me of my cat Stacey.

  214. Sonia says:

    The last time I went out for dinner was last Saturday for pizza, pasta and salad (oh, and beer!) for my husband’s birthday. Yum!

  215. Jenn says:

    I have never EVER designed a piece of clothing haha. I don’t watch project runway but have you guys seen that show face/off? Amazing!

  216. Jennifer Bass says:

    I’m going to NYC in October for a 4 day mini-vacay with the hubby, poor guy doesn’t realize I’m going to totally drag him to Sephora with me!

  217. Liz! says:

    I love Tim!

  218. VictoriaJane says:

    Only been to NYC once-but can’t wait to go back!

  219. Christine says:

    I haven’t had the time to check out the most recent season of Project Runway, but my favorite designer from the show is Christian Siriano. He’s so awesome!

  220. laura says:

    i just got into doctor who. my friend showed me some episodes and now i can’t stop watching.

  221. cara says:

    It easily gets below zero where I live! And, my fave black liner is tarte liquid liner.

  222. Amber says:

    I could sure use this, my Sephora wish list is getting lengthy! I want to revamp my skin care routine!

  223. Mary says:

    Love Project Runway!

  224. Jamie Lee says:

    My favorite black eye liner is Perversion by Urban Decay! Its the only one I use now!

  225. Larie says:

    It’s been far too long since I’ve had a meal outside, but now it’s getting too cold! Haha.
    Larie recently posted … Real Techniques Core Collection

  226. Alexis says:

    My son has been teething the past few weeks and is waking up 2-4 times per night. I’ve had to start experimenting with Bobbi Brown’s corrector and it’s amazing! Wish I had found it sooner :).

  227. Missy M says:

    First day of Autumn, and it’s 88 degrees here. Where is my boot weather??

  228. Monika says:

    I live in MA, so it gets pretty cold over here! The fall chill is starting to set in, so it’s about time to start bundling up!

  229. Brandy says:

    OMCHEESE I have never been to New York but I have always wanted to go but never went I thinks it would be a very nice place to go and just shop, eat, and have fun I so want the new York pizza every one says it the best so ya new york rocks!!!!!!!

  230. Nora says:

    I am using my Anastasia brow powder as a liner

  231. Rakhee says:

    Doing this for the first time! Actually my primary reason is writing this to you Karen – “Amazing picture …Sephora should select this picture on cat’s day or something”….BTW I LOVE LOVE LOVE tabs. I hadnt known I am crazy for cats till I met TABS. Love you and your sense of humor is amazing…love it all

  232. Nora says:

    I just bought MAC’s Teddy eyeliner…haven’t used it in years!

  233. Anna says:

    I think I need to go on a Project 5 Lip, my lip products are starting to pile up!

  234. Dovey says:

    Sometimes I have my morning cereal outside. It’s a bit cold for that now, though!

  235. annette says:

    I’m sitting by the fire pit right now listening to sublime. No rain. Perfect way to end the first night of fall in the pacific n.w.

  236. Grace says:

    My favorite black eyeliner is the Dolly Wink liquid pen liner, I absolutely love it! HG status for sure!

  237. Mireya says:

    Favorite eyeliner is definitely Laura Mercier cake eyeliner. Awesome stuff and it lasts forever.

  238. Linda says:

    OK, that picture of Tabs is too awesome! :D My favorite Project Runway designer is Austin Scarlett, hands down!

  239. chari says:

    I’m in love of the new l’oreal nude collection glosses! So nice.

  240. Tiffany says:

    I ordered the tarte carried away set and I can’t wait to play with it!

    I also got the LM Kohl Eye Pencil set. <3

  241. Janet says:

    I would love to visit New York someday!

  242. Barbara says:

    It can get to below zero where I live!

  243. Jacqueline says:

    I actually used to take sewing lessons when I was little! I designed/made so many clothes for me and my sister!

  244. Vanessa F says:

    Just ate some yogurtland frozen yogurt outside today…still very hot in southern california but I’m used to it now and eat outside whenever I can.

  245. Rebekah says:

    Does Tabs like any other blushes besides Harmony?

  246. Jessica says:

    I live in montreal so it gets really cold here!! I am prepared this year though, winter jacket, boots, cute hat, a scarf and gloves! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  247. Natasha says:

    This summer I made simple tank tops, tweaked to fit my middle-aged Western body, and then drew on them — does that count as designing?

    The coldest it ever gets in Lemon Grove is around 40F at night in the winter. Maybe 36F in a cold snap. The coldest I’ve ever experienced was -42F in Indiana. So freaking cold, your sinuses crystallized as you inhaled!

  248. Tiso says:

    Hi T-Money and K-Dawg! What a great give-a-way. My daughter & I have been having fun making lip stick/pots with OCC Lip Tars! It’s a great way to hang out together & be creative. We <3 makeup!

  249. Caity says:

    I’m so excited for fall! I’m ready for it to be cold enough so I can wear my awesome new boots!
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  250. LAURA says:

    Watching ASU whip Utah tonight!

  251. MelodyJ says:

    I’ve never designed any clothing but want to. And I’ve never been to New York but someday.

  252. md says:

    I love Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner…but the best everyday eyeliner is Marcelle waterproof – it’s a Canadian drugstore brand! I’m from Toronto and love your blog – read it everyday!
    I have been to NYC – and I worked there this past summer! Keep blogging and being your witty, clever and fabulous self!

  253. Christine says:

    The record low temp where I live is -45.6C! Good thing we’re a hearty bunch!

  254. Maria says:

    My favorite Project Runway designer is definitely Christian Siriano!! He is awesome!!

  255. Melissa F says:

    The coldest it gets in southern Arizona is about 20 degrees at night in the winter.

  256. Pam says:

    I’m liking Dimitri and Christopher on this season of Project Runway.

  257. Solangel says:

    The coldest it gets here…about 60 degrees? And that’s only up in the mountains!

  258. Shelly says:

    I actually live in your New York and I love it here! Thank you for the giveaway Karen!

  259. Emily says:

    I love Project Runway.

  260. Nicole says:

    I don’t have a favorite black eyeliner

  261. Cindy says:

    I like project runway too!

  262. Natalia says:

    I have been to New York a couple times. I like it in the West Coast more!

  263. Kiara says:

    Tim Gunn is my FAVORITE reason to watch Project Runway

  264. Kimi says:

    Right now I’m in PA for grad school, and it can definitely get pretty cold (I want to say below freezing, but I think my mind has blocked it out for my sanity).

    I can’t wait to move back home to CA when I graduate!

  265. carolyn n. says:

    I will go to New York someday!

  266. Ashley says:

    I love New York! I go every summer; my last visit was at the end of August. I’ve been twice in November and it’s beautiful in the fall. I’m already itching to go back!

  267. Roxanne says:

    I’m so anxious for Walking Dead to return that I requested October 14th off. I anticipate a full day of vegging out to a WD marathon with my kitties and hubby.

  268. Karla Almanza says:

    I hate eggs!

  269. Karla Almanza says:

    I dislike eating eggs

  270. Karla Almanza says:

    Eww for eggs

  271. Verronica Fremberg says:

    I love to feel beautiful and makeup does that for me!

  272. Katrin says:

    I wanted to knit a scarf once but I gave up after a couple of hours. But I should give it another try!

  273. Rozae says:

    I love Project Runway, although I do wish it was back on bravo, but I’m glad its still going strong.

  274. Heidi says:

    My favorite on Project Runway this season is definitely Dmitri.

  275. Ris says:

    I’ve never been to New York – West Coast girl.

  276. Y. says:

    urban decay zero is pretty good imo

  277. Bonnie says:

    I just ate out for brunch today! I had an omelet, while the husband had a Benedict. Both were tasty!

  278. Sarah says:

    It gets crazy cold in northern michigan but I love demetetri and melissa!

  279. A Wolf At The Door says:

    I just moved to the midwest, so I’m expecting this winter to be brutal. I’m a little excited actually. Where I’m from, we never had much snow and if we did it would all melt the next day. :(

    My favorite black eyeliner is my Urban Decay pencil liner in Perversion.

  280. Chunyi says:

    OMG, I just ate ate Sushi Deli Friday night. And boy was it delicious. Amazing chicken katsu and spicy california roll. Man, I need to go back there. The food was also cheap as well, I dont think it gets any better than that.

  281. Maureen says:

    Melissa is my favorite Project Runway designer.

  282. Janelle says:

    Had a meal outside yesterday, at a Taiwan festival :)

  283. I just tried my new Giorgio Armani Waterproof Smooth Silk Eye Pencil yesterday (I have #2 which is a lovely brown) and it’s seriously AMAZING. I didn’t believe all the hype about it–I just figured that i had tried a lot of eyeliners in my day and the one I’ve had the most luck with is the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes pencils, but even they don’t stay put on my oily lids/small, watery eyes all day–especially on my waterline. But the GA stayed put on my waterline ALL. DAY. No joke, it’s amazing and I am in love. Definitely going back for the black one now!
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  284. Jorid says:

    I have two kinds of favourite black eyeliner! A glossy black dipliner from L’Oreal – super easy to apply and wears really well, and just a regular black soft pencil liner – my “secret trick” is to blend it with a liner brush to get a nice subtle smoky look.

  285. Mandy says:

    I’m having a lazy sunday today! Had a busy week, going to play with makeup later and have some cake! Also planning a forest walk this afternoon with my kids. It’s going to be a great day…say hi to Tabs! (such a handsome cat)

  286. Lilly says:

    My cat used to wake me up by giving me a kiss on my nose. To some it might sound gross, but it was the sweetest thing. I woke up smiling every day. I miss him so much!

  287. My sephora cart is $53 right now, so this would be perfect!
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  288. Abbie says:

    Oh man I love Project Runway! My favorite designer would have to be Mondo. I only saw that first season he was in, but his clothes were so fun!

  289. Rie Maeda says:

    last time i ate outside was poolside in florida with a basket of french fries! :)

  290. layla says:

    oooh, the coldest it ever gets here in kuwait maybe around 3 at night? (in the winter) but its around 15 during the day time. i’m sure it gets colder out in the dessert.

  291. Nicola says:

    I used to design clothes when I was a teenager. I had a little notebook of scribbles. Still dissapointed that I lacked the dressmaking abilities to make them into realities!
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  292. SSB says:

    Hmmm, favorite black eyeliner currently is the super thin one by Stila. It gives fantastic natural results for wearing to work.

  293. Amy B. says:

    i was just in new york last weekend to meet my younger brother, and i went to the MAC store.. twice.. in the span of about 5 hours!

  294. Julie J says:

    I have never designed an outfit but I have certainly sewn myself quite a few things: tops, dresses, skirts and altered a few items, repurposed them. I do love watching Project Runway!

  295. Julie says:

    I am so excited that it is finally autumn–now I can’t wait for the weather to cool off. Bring on the berry lips, scarves, apple cider, and pretty leaves!

  296. Julie says:

    I’ve never been to New York; I can’t wait!

  297. Kayla says:

    loving the new layout!

  298. Lexi says:

    Fave black eyeliner – well, my friend at work asked for recs for black liner for a cat eye look for an upcoming wedding and I suggested the Loreal 24h lacquer liner – so I guess those are my fave right now!

  299. Kate says:

    I have been to New York because I’m from New York! Don’t live there anymore but I do miss the hustle and bustle of the big city. Also, my favorite black eyeliner is a tie between Almay Liquid Eyeliner Pen and MUFE Aqua Eyes.

  300. Nicolle says:

    Last time I had a meal outside was last night! My family eats dinner out a lot.

  301. Stephanie C says:

    I love project runway. i am so far behind this season though. :( my two daughters love this show as well. :) and that make me happy. ♥

  302. Letitia says:

    I definitely need a boost – a gift card would make my week!

  303. Emily says:

    New York is fun, but very expensive!

  304. Phoebe says:

    currently watching sherlock holmes game of shadows! so great!

  305. Cindy says:

    I grew up in New York but moved to Montana a few years ago. The winters can last up to six months but it’s gorgeous and there’s a fantastic assortment of cowboy boots available! :-)

  306. chibicheeks says:

    My fav eyeliner hands down is Urban Decay Perversion. Liquid liner on top, and pencil on bottom

  307. Krista says:

    No one is really wowing me on Project Runway :(

  308. Jennifer Pham says:

    I’ve never bought anything from Sephora that wasn’t clearanced (I usually can’t afford it), so this would be a great late-birthday present :)

  309. Deborah says:

    Would love to go to New York soon!

  310. Amber says:

    I’m just gonna say it–I am in desperate need of the Urban Decay Naked Palette (yeah, this broke girl is a little late to the party) & a free $50 Sephora gift card would help me get it!!

  311. Jo says:

    Hi Karen,
    It can get as cold as -40 C where I live! I could definitely invest that gift card into some good moisturizer for the harsh winter months!

  312. Crazycatladyinthemaking says:

    Body Shop’s liquid eyeliner is my fave. As far as a pencil, I have yet to decide. I’m using UD’s perversion right now.

  313. Mina says:

    I wanna win girl! :-d

  314. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Been fighting a cough and cold this week….

  315. Avery says:

    Today is the perfect beginning of fall day. Sunny and slightly cool with a breeze

  316. Ella says:

    my ultimate fave black eyeliner is UD glide on pencil in zero! ♥

  317. Mariana says:

    Hi Karen! I’d love to win the Sephora gift card to get my paws on the new Urban Decay palettes!

    Thanks!

  318. quimerula says:

    I designed some dresses for my dolls, LOL!
    I don’t follow Project Runway.
    I don’t remember my last meal outside.
    It gets around 25ºF here sometimes.
    I have never been to New York (but I’d like to!).
    And my favorite black eyeliner right now is Chanel’s Noir Intense!

  319. Savannah says:

    My boyfriend came home this weekend and we went to the beach a few times! Super fun.

  320. Denisse H. says:

    Revlon Colorstay Liner, My favorite! :)

  321. Denisse H. says:

    Revlon Colorstay Liner, My favorite!

  322. Siobhanne says:

    Going to NY city for the first time soon! Very excited :)

  323. Kristi says:

    I LOVE Tim Gunn! I’ve been to New York twice & would love to go back again!

  324. ashley says:

    Heading into Monday… Hope I’ll win !!

  325. Sara says:

    I have been to New York 2x- the last time was a year after 9/11 and it was quiet and somber. A very different place from the first time I visited.

  326. Brownie Babe says:

    Its California, what cold? Lol, kidding. It gets pretty cold sometimes past summer.

    I really wanna try theBalm cosmetics. Their -izers seem pretty cool, not sure how it’ll show on my Brown skin.

  327. Ellie says:

    I can’t believe it’s the final season of the Office ;-; Do you watch, Karen?

  328. Amber says:

    To be honest, I’ve never watched a single episode of Project Runway… I’m afraid I’ll become obsessed with it, since I’ve been told it’s right up my alley.

  329. Patti says:

    I don’t know what to do with my hair anymore as I get older it is so fine. Need a new hairstyle.

  330. Sarah says:

    Hi, well I’ve never been to new York but I’ve heard its an amazing place. There’s a restaurant there by the name of “One If By Land, Two If By Sea” which I find so romantic! If I ever come to New York I’d definitely go there. If anyone has been there, pls share your views. :)

  331. Lydia says:

    I love Tim Gunn! And Sephora!

  332. Amanda G says:

    My BFF came to visit me this week!

  333. dani says:

    Wow, another post to get me through yet another Sunday in lab…sometimes grad school sucks… Ven probably had the best design/technical proficiency, but I was so disgusted by the way he treated the “larger” lady in the “design for real folks” episode that I think he should have gotten the boot. That behavior has no place on my planet.

  334. Brooke says:

    I just wish I could sew. I keep thinking I’ll do it someday, but I never get around to it. :( I even went so far to buy some fabric and some patterns.

  335. Darlene says:

    I love Mac Blacktrack.

  336. Jordan says:

    I haven’t been to your website in a while, but I’m so happy I decided to stop by again! Your posts always make me laugh :)

  337. nabel says:

    love your giveaways, thanks for doing them so often!

  338. Liz says:

    I have been to New York many times; I used to live in Boston.

  339. Ann says:

    Today is a perfect fall day.

  340. Lorri Thomas says:

    Black eyeliner is too harsh on me. :( I go for charcoal or navy.

  341. Nastassia says:

    Given I live in NY .. The weather is amazing today! :))

  342. Angela Clark says:

    Can hardly wait for the cooler weather to arrive..the Bay Area keeps tricking me be being freezing one day, then hot the next! I wanna cuddle in boots, leggings, and warm sweaters dern it!

  343. Daniella says:

    The coldest it gets in Hellay is 36 degrees at night during some nights in winter. I am looonging for cold weather now, I am sick of the heat..and New York City? Was born there and I adore it alas it is way too expensive to live there :(

  344. Shana says:

    I love Dimitry on Project Runway! And Christopher too.

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

  345. Julia says:

    My mom taught me how to knit and cross stitch when I was younger, but I have never made an entire outfit. My mom used to sew, and I remember her making lots of frilly dresses for me when I little, but I am definitely a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl now.

  346. @PaulinaChills says:

    I painted my son’s room yesterday to look like space. It took me 7 hours. he’s very happy. took me a lot of scrubbing to get the paint off my skin and out of my hair. I could really use a new brush head for my Clarisonic Mia. Have a great rest of the weekend.

  347. Rose says:

    Seattle girl here. The weather is mild here, with an occasional heat wave or “snowmaggedon”. It suits me just fine. Was in Boston this Summer and I felt like I was melting from the humidity! Had to break out with the dry shampoo to keep my locks from getting limp!

  348. TheaTB says:

    I am dying for some of the fall/holiday kits you’re reviewing! I’d love to win the card to go shopping! wheeee

  349. Amie F says:

    I’m a knitter and I usually use knitting patterns as rough guides and change things within the pattern to suit my needs.

  350. Keala says:

    what are your ties to Hawaii? I’d love to meet you one day for some personal tips.

  351. Ana says:

    The coldest it really gets in my area during the day is maybe one or two days a year where it gets down to 55 degrees F maybe? I’m pretty spoiled…

  352. Petunia says:

    love project runway. it was my happy place friday night when i got some bad news.

  353. Vanessa says:

    It snowed maybe once here last year — but I don’t think it’s typical.

    I’ve used Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in black for 6 or 7 years because everything else that I’ve tried makes my eyes sting. But, I’m shopping around for something new!

  354. Amanda says:

    I love project runway but I haven’t been keeping up with this season

  355. becca says:

    YAY! Giftcards are fun!!!

  356. Erica says:

    I’ve been going through the same morning makeup routine: base, foundation, black eyeliner, and lipstick. I would absolutely LOVEEE to buy and try on new style of makeup and get ride of this dull simple everyday make up that i’ve been putting on the past two years!

    P.S. I just found this wonderful website and i’ve been on it the past three hours exploring and learning new beauty tips!!!!!(:<3<3<3

  357. Grace Liu says:

    I am a boomeranger back to Fresno, CA, after a 13 year detour through Boston and Chicago. Fresno never gets very cold, so I can’t wear nice cold weather gear anymore. I love Project Runway, and I am rooting for either Christopher or Dmitry this season. My all-time favorite contestant was Leanne. I would die for one of her designed outfits.

  358. Robyn says:

    I love Project Runway too! P.S. you are hilarious and I love reading your blog :)

  359. deana says:

    I am having a great day so far, how about you?

  360. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    I´d love to go to New York!

  361. Lauren says:

    Lurve me some NY….need to get back there soon!

  362. Sunandha says:

    Am a fan of liquid liner . . . latest one is from Bourjois Paris . . . Its almost done now and am looking for a new one. Probably a pen liner. Havent found a good one yet.

  363. bruna louise says:

    i <3 ny!

  364. Rosie says:

    Hmm…I’ve been using UD eyeliner in Zero. But I’m looking for something new. Zero tends to give me raccoon eyes!

  365. Olivia says:

    What is your #1 makeup product of all time? :D

  366. Lynn says:

    Just wondering what kind of black eyeliner to et. My EL is almost gone. My cousin likes Eye Studio so I might try that.

  367. Nicole says:

    I’m a fan of Maybelline’s liquid liner.

  368. Ash Johnson says:

    Ate outside yesterday at my sister’s bridal shower. And it was in Florida, so it got pretty hot.

  369. corinne says:

    would love to win! Love the blog =)

  370. Denise says:

    I never designed clothing but when I was little I designed my Halloween costumes. I’d draw out what I wanted and my mother would sew them.

  371. Hope you’re having a good weekend, Karen! :)
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … On Our Radar | MAC Face & Body collection

  372. Bunny says:

    The coldest it gets where I live? If we’re unlucky -40! brrr! That’s pretty rare though.

  373. Dawn says:

    Can get pretty darn cold here in the winter, but there’s nothing like a landscape of freshly fallen snow!

  374. Ambar says:

    I want a clarisonic so badly!

  375. Jamie says:

    Ooh, girl, black eyeliner and I have a love-hate relationship. I have such a hard time finding one that doesn’t smudge onto my hooded eyelid after a few hours! Still haven’t found THE PERFECT eyeliner, but so far my favorites are Milani Liquif’Eye, Essence Gel Eyeliner and the Stila eyeliner pen (but the Milani one is a close second!).

  376. sara says:

    I love your Chanel style headbands!

  377. Sabrina says:

    Fall is my favorite season! i’m making a resolution to myself to try out fun looks this autumn! hopefully a sephora gift card will help? ;) thanks for the giveaway

  378. Boo says:

    I have been loving my Eyeko skinny liner lately!

  379. Christa says:

    I’m baking peanut butter bread and a spaghetti squash. Great finish to the weekend!

  380. Aelyn K says:

    It doesn’t get that cold here, maybe 10? I’m definitely loving the weather change that comes with fall, though.

  381. Soo says:

    my favorite black eyeliner is Urban Decay’s Perversion, though I do need to set it with black eyeshadow since it can migrate sometimes

  382. jessica davis says:

    Never been to New York, but I want to go so bad. Favorite black eyeliner is Mac, the one in the pot!

  383. Jane says:

    It’s been horribly hot where I live all summer. . but this morning it was a cool, crisp 58. Tabs would have love it. . .great weather for a walk.

  384. Jenny says:

    My cats are finally adjusting to the new puppy!

  385. Rita says:

    Hi Karen! I could really use this gift card…I just lost mine and I think there was $70 on it that I was saving up for November. :(

  386. Sara P says:

    I just ate lunch outside!!

  387. Kelly says:

    I am eating cookie dough and doing my homework!

  388. Andrea says:

    My favorite black liner is Perversion. Plus we just adopted a puppy! Definitely changed our lives. It’s like having another child. Pottytrained one, I guess I can do another :) lol

  389. Katie says:

    Dmitri is the best. Period. I stopped watching Project Runway when it moved to Lifetime but I’m obsessed again! Best reality show on TV.

  390. Maggie says:

    I love Project Runway! I thought Dimitri should have won the challenge this week.

  391. Torrie says:

    I have been using Loreal’s gel liner and I love it! I had to try it after reading your review of it :)

  392. Eliza says:

    I went to Disney World this weekend!

  393. RJ says:

    It gets to about -10 where I am!! and I would love to go to New York one day :)

  394. sophiemum says:

    loooveeee project runway

  395. Alice says:

    Met my “El Hub” while living in New York.

  396. Ester Y says:

    i had dim sum, today, for lunch…yum yum!

  397. LuvJ says:

    Dreaming of Fall.. boots, cozy knits, and the Fall coffee shop menus. And of course, for the beauty nut.. vampy lips.. jewel-toned eyes..

  398. Nicole says:

    New York City is awesome!

  399. Nicole says:

    NYC is awesome!

  400. AmyD says:

    loving nars vendanges as a subtle but sexy night lip!

  401. Ellen Heitman says:

    I’m loving Dmitri right now on Project Runway. I wanted him to win the Rockettes challenge! I’m glad that Ven finally got the boot.

    Thanks for another giveaway!

  402. Jolie says:

    Wah Karen! Please enter me please!! I’d love to win the giftcard!

  403. Monique says:

    I would love to win so I could get my hands on a ysl concealer!

  404. Tricia says:

    It can get pretty cold here in the Nashville area–we’ve seen single digits before! But that’s just maybe 4 or 5 days out of the entire winter season–last year we didn’t even get one “good” snow storm (i.e. no snow days for teachers and students LOL!)

  405. Meena says:

    I design clothes all the time giving it my own touch and if something is not perfect I get really frustrated!! And have my mom assist me to fix it. I love watching Project Runway…I think its extremely difficult to get things done with such time pressures and challenges!! My fav this season is Sanji…How about you??
    My last meal outside was yesterday at pizza time with bro n sis. I live in Boston Mass so it gets in the 10′s, 20′s.
    I live 3 1/2 hrs away from NY so we make a trip once in a while. My favorite black eyeliner is MAC liquid gel liner LOVE IT!!!

  406. Chista says:

    my favourite eyeliners are the nyx ones!

  407. Taryn says:

    I’m seriously considering coloring my hair ginger. This gets me thinking and rethinking all of the makeup I have. Eek!

  408. Mindi M says:

    I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season Friday night. So excited for fall!

  409. stephanie says:

    love the new look of your blog!

  410. Maomao says:

    I love tabs!

  411. Elizabeth says:

    I’m working on making a tutu for Halloween and tulle is a pita to work with.

  412. Grace says:

    My husband and I took our 3 year old and newborn to the zoo today! So fun!

  413. Taylor B. says:

    Karen! I think you are lovely, and I absolutely adore your blog. You are so beautiful, creative and funny. I could definitely use a $50 gift card, instant pick-me-up! Thank you for all you do! xx Taylor

  414. Amy says:

    My favorite black eyeliner is prestige cosmetics liquid eyeliner. I’ve used it for years, I love it!

  415. Jess A. says:

    It gets SUPER cold here in Chicago, like sometimes up to 10 below. I actually quite like the winter, though because my doggies enjoy playing in the snow, and I don’t really have to drive in it much.

  416. bobbie says:

    Id love to win!

  417. Pearl says:

    I had this dream once where I designed the most beautiful gown! SO flattering and I even had the details about the fabric and everything. Alas, when I woke up the dress was forgotten…

  418. Gail says:

    Where does the weekend go????????????????????

  419. Kim says:

    Dmitry is definitely my favorite designer this season.

  420. Ambi says:

    What’s up T-Money and K-Dawg? Haha.
    Have you ever heard of shrinky dinks??
    I was deprived of having pets when I was a kid and am making up for it now. I got a kitty back in May and he is absolutely the center of my world now! So I’m very much into any and all things cat related. Anyways… I loved the web design you have of the cat silhouette and am making magnets using that as a template using shrink dinks. It’s my de-stresser, that and checking out your new posts of course. ;) Hehe.

  421. Jess M says:

    This would be perfect for the illamasqua nail varnishes I’ve been eyeing:)

  422. Libby says:

    My favorite Project Runway contestant of all time is Christian Siriano; he is so fierce!

  423. Nobu says:

    Just got apple cider from the supermarket! I love fall and all of its drinks/foods. Planning to make pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting tomorrow!

  424. christine says:

    I wish that I could tightline like Tabs!

  425. Liz says:

    I wish the weekend lasted a couple more days.

  426. Hanna says:

    Greetings Karen!! I went to NYC a few years ago to visit a bf (now an ex-bf sadly…but I digress) and I absolutely loved it. Brooklyn was awesome not to mention the City itself. Wish I could live there someday!! It’s definitely a goal…maybe after I pay off some of my student loans.

  427. Justin says:

    I’d love to give my gf a Sephora gift card!

  428. Laila E says:

    Since we can talk about anything, I love Revlon’s Just bitten Kissable Balm Stains! They actually work and I don’t have to worry about it getting into my teeth. And I never reapply! Such a miracle worker for lazy people like me :D

  429. jess says:

    I want some sephora money! :0 )

  430. KaylaP says:

    It doesn’t really get cold here in the Big D. I remember one Christmas it was a high of 60 outside! Although we did have a heavy snow one year and that was nice for a change! It can be hard to really get into the holidays when the weather is always warm.

  431. kirsten says:

    My birthday weekend just passed!

  432. Rach says:

    I live in Western Arizona, so it doesn’t get too cold here at all. In fact, I haven’t bought or worn a real coat in years! I love that I don’t have to worry about driving in snow or scraping ice and snow off my car in the morning before work. But at the same time, it’s nearing the end of Sept and still seeing 106+ degree days. I’m ready for it to cool down a bit!

  433. Lorraine ER says:

    OOh, I hope I win! My cat Wombat and I will celebrate in honor of you and Tabs!

  434. Yael says:

    My first time ever leaving a comment on a website… I will go with my current favorite lipbalm: Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm. I have tried lots of different lipbalms but keep returning to this one. It is moisturizing, not sticky, adds a slight tint of color and a glossy finish. Looks great on its own and one really cannot ask for much more than that from a lipbalm (except for, possibly, some SPF)! :)

  435. Janelle says:

    No, I have never designed a piece of clothing. I’m not very fashion-forward. :/

  436. Kristina says:

    Had dinner outside last night, since we only have a patio table for our new house.

  437. Devyn says:

    I would love to win! I appreciate the chance! I’ve never win anything before, I’m sue it would be thrilling! Love the revamp of your lovely blog btw!

  438. John says:

    I always wanted to be a fashion designer when i way young.

  439. Tingting says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ! :)

  440. Kelsey says:

    What’s the coldest it gets where you live?
    Hmm… maybe -10 degrees? I live in upstate NY.

    Have you ever been to New York?
    Many times! It’s got s lot of great places to visit (museums, zoos, etc) but overall I don’t care for it. I’m really not a city girl.

  441. Brandee says:

    One of my favorite snacks is frozen grapes. I could get down and dirty with some cheese whiz and crackers too!!!

  442. jane says:

    Today me and my friends had cornish pasties outide while roaming the national mall in dc for the national book festival. I got to see RL Stine, Lois Lowry, and AVI!

  443. Nancy says:

    I want to buy my sister the Naked palette for her birthday.

  444. Cristina says:

    Fave quote from Project Runway to date: “To me it’s a grandma’s coat, she should have Kleenex in her pocket.” – Michael Kors

  445. Mojito says:

    I’ve always wanted to see NYC, but a 17-hours flight is not such an appealing perspective :P

  446. Miriam says:

    The Emmy sound last night was really frustrating.

  447. Mina says:

    I don’t want to go to class!! :(

  448. Leona says:

    I <3 Project Runway! Been watching since Season 1. This season I really like Christopher! Gunner was fun to watch & I was sad to see him go but he wasn't quite there. Dmitry is a great designer too! So much drama this season! Can't wait for the finale!

  449. Amy says:

    Booked a trip to New Orleans for December this weekend!

  450. Jeney says:

    I live in DC so in terms of weather, we get it all! Without looking it up…I’d say maybe it can get to 20F or less.

  451. Basak says:

    Hi Karen! I live in Iowa and winters can get really cold here! I saw -40 F once but winter average is 15-20 F.

  452. Rebecca says:

    Tabs is sooooooo cute!

  453. eRiN says:

    I’m leaving England tomorrow to go back home … and I’m not looking forward to it at all :/

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