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

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

The Novato, California, Sephora store illuminated by the brand new Canon Wonderland WL-600 Flash…

I’ve been testing Canon’s brand new camera flash this week, the Wonderland WL-600, and wow! — it’s even better than I expected. I took it to the Sephora store down the street and fired off a couple of shots. That’s one of ’em up there at the top…


Pretty neat, huh? That’s the amazing stuff we’re missing when we just look with our normal eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, happy Saturday! I just hopped off the treadmill after a slightly grueling run, and now I’m just cooling down for a few minutes before I clean up.

How’s it going today? Big storm out there off the East Coast… I hope it decides to take a hard right today and heads out to sea.

Wherever you are, and whatever you’re up to this weekend, have a good one, okay? You deserve a break.

Before you jet, take a moment to enter this weekend’s $50 Sephora eGift card giveaway. It only takes a comment at the bottom of this post (and a tweet for a second chance to win).

Good luck!

What folks are saying…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, do you believe in magic? Are you good at Trivial Pursuit? What’s your favorite shampoo? How do you feel about body glitter/shimmer? Are you a gamer? How often do you line your lips? Favorite winter moisturizer? What’s the most touching book you’ve ever read? — 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, October 28, 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 AG! Congratulations, AG! 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, 461 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Larie says:

    I like to use an additional oil on top of my regular moisturizer in the winter! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Jenni says:

      Hey Karen!

      The most touching experience I’ve ever had while reading a book has to be with Elsewhere by Grabrielle Zevin. It was the first time I didn’t feel like dying was something I had to be afraid of….

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I like washing my hair with a TRESemmรƒยฉ conditioner.

  3. Zoey says:

    I love “The Time Traveler’s Wife”

  4. Nika says:

    Hi Karen, the most touching book I’ve ever read would be The Time Traveler’s wife. It had me tearing up. Have a great weekend!

  5. Hohe says:

    I like using Pantene shampoo and conditioner.

  6. Brooke says:

    My husband and I are definitely gamers. Right now, we are on our second playthrough of Borderlands 2.

  7. cecil says:

    I do believe in magic because I have been in love and I believe there is some sort of magic in that .

  8. Kirsten H. says:

    I am definitely a gamer. My boyfriend and I are playing Lord of the Rings Online right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Katie Franks says:

    I’m loving all the “wine” colors for fall! Burgundy, Dark purple, Cranberry, Ox Blood, Merlot… OBSESSED!

  10. Lala says:

    I’m reading Perks of Being a Wallflower and I’m really enjoying it =)

  11. Alison says:

    I just started using ole henrickson’s vitamin C serum for an added winter bonus and it’s GOOD!

  12. Jesselyn says:

    I’m in Peru!

  13. Wayne says:

    Ohhh, butterflies, a bunny and a fairy! What does a kittyjump first?

  14. TrippyPixie says:

    I’ve never played Trivial Pursuit before, but I’m REALLY good at “Jeopardy!”.

  15. Amanda says:

    I’m terrible at Trivial Pursuit, but I make up for it by being awesome at Scrabble. Have a great weekend!

  16. katie says:

    Did some drugstore haulin today. Got a london soho beauty sponge (a beauty blender knockoff) that I am excited to try. Got some fake eyelashes to try out (with your post to help me!)My order from tarte will be here today. Sooo excited to get it.

  17. aclearcutsign says:

    Happy Halloween!

  18. Rachel says:

    My favorite moisturizer in the winter is Josie Maran’s Argan Oil–I NEVER would have thought putting oil on my face would be a good thing, but it’s like magic.

  19. Step says:

    Favorite winter moisturizer is Cetaphil

  20. sophiemum says:

    just saw the news…”Frankenstorm”?? who comes up with these names???

  21. Katrina says:

    Heading to the mall, have a great afternoon!

  22. Rachel B. says:

    The sudden temperature drop is confusing my wardrobe!

  23. Amanda Hess says:

    The things I could buy with that $50!

  24. Rhea says:

    Favorite winter moisturizer would definitely have to be Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel!

  25. Cass says:

    Yes, I am a gamer! I have been gaming for about 15 years! haha!

  26. Audrey says:

    I love playing Trivia Pursuit!

  27. Roxanne says:

    I’m hoping to be off Monday so I can see Cloud Atlas.

  28. Emilee says:

    I hope the storm goes out to sea too! I don’t want to be without electricity for a week like they are predicting :-/

  29. Amy Z says:

    Favorite winter moisturizer is First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream…that stuff is magical!

  30. auroragyps says:

    I am an old school, pen & paper gamer (Lady Zeal is named after a NPC from a game system). I started with a few OD&D games with the local kids when I was 11 and then played a ton of games after I started dating my ex-husband. I’m going to turn 40 this Jan & I still play RPGs sometimes on line (just started a new Pathfinder PbP Game). I also used to play a lot of video games, like Doom & Tomb Raider, but I don’t play them much either anymore. I do like watching other stream games online though.

  31. Karen says:

    I just bought a new shampoo to try…for my pit bull! Earthbath Organic for Sensitive Skin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Alix says:

    Two of the most touching books I’ve ever read were about dogs (sorry, Tabs). “Call of the Wild” and “Dog Boy”… impossible to read the latter without crying your eyes out at the end!

  33. Frankie G says:

    Happy Saturday! I’m heading to Nordy’s today to check out the holiday collections! So far I LOVE Guerlain’s collection! The eyeshadow palette is Devine!!

  34. I rarely ever line my lips. Most lip liners tend to dry my lips and adding a layer of balm/gloss on top of the lipstick just make the whole look too heavy.
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  35. Chelsey says:

    I miss my Origins Make A Difference moisturizer. Le sigh $$$$

  36. Megan says:

    I love Trivial Pursuit and I’m pretty good at it too.

  37. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I think body glitter/shimmer is only good to wear when you go to the beach or a club.

  38. Alison says:

    Not gonna lie- I’m pretty awesome at Trivial Pursuit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. C R Williams says:

    This is my time!

  40. Mandy says:

    I have so much work to do!

  41. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    I want the new perfume from Lancome : La vie est belle
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  42. Jane says:

    Love the photo. I am certain there are butterflies and fairies everywhere. We just can’t see them with our natural eyes. Tabs, on the other hand, probably CAN see them. He’s that kind of guy ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. BooBooNinja says:

    Have a safe Halloween, everyone!

  44. jenny says:

    body glitter or shimmery lotions were soooooo big in highschool and college! even though i’m 31 now i miss them. so… not… work… professional… hahahaha

  45. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    I follow you on twitter : @cameliaadriana
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  46. Rachael says:

    I dressed up my cat as Nyan Cat and my dog as a Pumpkin for our party today. The dog doesn’t seem to care, the cat… she may kill me in my sleep.

  47. Amanda says:

    Happy Halloween everyone.

  48. Cristy says:

    It’s the First Halloween in our new home! I’m so Happy! Can’t wait to dress and do a extravagant makeup!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Debbie says:

    Hopefully Sandy isn’t too bad here!

  50. Faiza says:

    Great camera! I’m actually in the market for a new one too but it’s so hard to find one I really like!

    Happy weekend! xo

  51. Tiffanie says:

    I love spending a few minutes every Saturday dreaming about what I would get if I were to ever win this!

  52. jen. says:

    Oh, body shimmer…. definitely not my thing (but I am pasty pasty white so I don’t need to draw any more attention to my glow in the dark skin).

  53. TRINH says:

    Love the blog!

  54. Tamara B. says:

    Follower on Twitter tweeted

    Love Sephora so many wonderful products that keep me feeling beautiful! Thank-you for the contest and have a beautiful weekend!

  55. Deborah K. says:

    I hope the Detroit Tigers win tonight!

  56. Daniella says:

    Most touching book? “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” sniff!
    My fave shampoo right now is Trader Joes minty rosemary shampoo. It smells divine and leaves my damaged hair pretty shiny!

  57. Rachel says:

    My cat is still on the bed! It’s been hours of her being in the same exact place. I think the only way she’ll move is when I give her her dinner lol

  58. Liz says:

    I would love to buy some new lipstick with the gift card.

  59. Pam says:

    I like the idea of body shimmer as long as it’s age appropriate.

  60. Jenna N. says:

    I am a gamer! Mostly computer games. I beat Diablo III shortly when it was released, and now I’m playing World of Warcraft again. I’m such a geek ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Aliyah Datcher says:

    I am amazing at trivial pursuit. I have never not won a game… okay that’s a lie, but I am pretty darn good.

  62. Renee says:

    I started following you since you’re a NC40/42 so I figured, hey whatever looks good on her has to look good on me when it comes to makeup lol.

    Also I love your hair color and highlights. They’re gorgeous <3

  63. Sophie says:

    My hubby is job-hunting. Wish us luck, please!!!

  64. Anne says:

    I love chocolate!

  65. Ricki says:

    Because I shampoo my hair about once a month* I have to use something that’s good at stripping build up without over drying, which is why I use Dr. Bronner’s, the same stuff I use daily for showers. My favorite is peppermint because I absolutely love the smell and the tingle. I do fear getting it in my eyes when I rinse my hair. The burn is enough to temporarily cripple you. Like Voldemort inflicting the Cruciatus Curse.

    *I have super curly/kinky hair so I primarily wash my hair with conditioners to keep it from getting dry.

  66. Rachel says:

    I still consider myself a gamer, but the truth is that I haven’t played anything in 2 years! ๐Ÿ™

  67. Sophie says:

    My favorite winter moisturizer is the body shop sweet lemon, and also vaseline and gold bond for my feet.

  68. Kprice says:

    I jut switched to Label M Oatmeal and Honey shampoo and conditioner and I love it. They smell so good! Thanks for a chance at a giveaway. Have a good weekend.

  69. Ceci says:

    I prepared for the big storm by stocking up on necessities such as Sun Chips.

  70. Judy says:

    cannot stop drinking arthur’s fruit smoothies. my favourite right now is pineapple coconut~

  71. Annaham says:

    Favorite shampoo is LUSH’s Karma Komba bar!

  72. MJ says:

    My boyfriend and I are totally gamers. Currently working on Guild Wars 2! :3 However some of my earliest memories with him are of us playing Final Fantasy VII together on his old TV. ๐Ÿ˜€

  73. Grace says:

    I can use any shampoo, but I need to have a good conditioner! Current fave is Dove Nourishing.

  74. H. says:

    Do you ever use loose e/s? I’m interested in your take on indie brands like Fyrinnae!

  75. Becky says:

    It’s Saturday!

  76. Let says:

    I guess I’m somewhere between a casual and hardcore gamer. I only get excited about certain titles :-p

  77. Melissa F says:

    I am awesome at Trivial Pursuit!

  78. Jen B says:

    I love Lush’s Big shampoo! I have really fine hair and it gives me volume and so much shine.

  79. Ami S. says:

    Hi Karen!!!! I am incredibly sad Sephora didn’t do their usual 20% off this year… what gives? I had my cart full and everything… ๐Ÿ™ I hope they at least do some sort of VIB promotion in November.

  80. Elyse says:

    Karen, I’ve caught the holiday lipstick bug already, and it’s getting serious. I left Sephora empty handed yesterday, which is a first. I am trying every foundation. Km hoped that something will work. Wish me luck and a good complexion.

  81. CynthiaCC says:

    Pick Me!! I am so behind on Halloween. Just now getting to the kids’ costumes, no decorations up yet, finally bought candy for trick-or-treaters at Costco. How can I be overwhelmed by the holidays already and it’s only October? See, I seriously need some Sephora therapy.

  82. Tiera says:

    I almost never line my lips! It’s actually cause I mostly never wear lipstick. I have a few go-to colors, but I’m usually a tinted lip balm or gloss kinda girl.

  83. Erica Falco says:

    The Trivial Pursuit my family has is from like, the 60s, so I suckkk at the culture/entertainment questions lol!

  84. Leslie Cruz says:

    Books books books. Reminds me I need to find good one for this cool breeze coming into Miami :crazy dance: finally!

  85. Melodyy says:

    I am not good at trivial pursuit, I love matrix biolage shampoo and conditioner, they smell lovely! I am a gamer, I love my xbox ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I just bought a ton of Halloween candy the other day. Looks like the storm will hit right around Halloween, so trick or treating might be canceled. At least I made sure to buy stuff WE like!

  87. Shannon says:

    I’m crushing on Dove’s shampoo these days! Love it.

  88. Ana says:

    thanks for the giveaway Karen! That new camera looks amazing!

  89. hiiyooitscat says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday! =)

  90. Anastasia says:

    It’s been pouring rain all weekend… In a weather like this I just want to stay in bed. ๐Ÿ™

  91. Christine says:

    I hardly ever line my lips, maybe once every 3 months just to give my favorite lipstick extra staying power?

  92. denise says:

    Hadn’t used Pantene shampoo in a while, and just bought some. Really liking it.

  93. My favorite shampoo is Foxy Curls by Bed Head
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  94. Heidi Pena says:

    I am constantly adding things to my Sephora wish list. Buy a couple items, the list gets shorter, watch a few videos, the list gets longer. A gift card of any sort is always a treat. Thanks for the fun! Love your blog. XOXO Heidi

  95. Alice says:

    I’m not a gamer. Every videogame I’ve ever tried I’ve been horrible at, but I do love tetris!

  96. Janelle says:

    No, I don’t believe in magic. But I do believe magic (or chemistry, rather) can exist between two people…

  97. Jenny says:

    It’s a lazy, rainy day here…so I’ve been baking! Nom nom nom…

  98. Joanna says:

    I line my lips whenever i put on lipstick! Love the pic of you and Tabs soaring into the sky ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. christine says:

    I line/fill in my lips with Urban Decay “Wallflower” pretty much every day. I vary what goes on top but it always starts with Wallflower.

  100. Jana Ricketts says:

    I game on ps3 and pc! ๐Ÿ™‚ About to go get some batteries for flashlights, Im on the east coast! Happy Halloween!

  101. angela says:

    Oh gosh… I suck at Trivial Pursuit. I couldn’t memorize facts for my life.

  102. Christina Liu says:

    I love the color oxblood, sweaters, jeans, you name it!

  103. Kyle says:

    I wanna win & I never line my lips! ๐Ÿ˜€

  104. Laura H says:

    I am AWFUL at trivial pursuit !

  105. Lisa K. says:

    I’m not a game person – but I love to do crossword puzzles!

  106. Kristie says:

    We had a few things scheduled for today, including a bonfire, but everything was canceled because of the rain…cozy indoor day instead!

  107. HillaryJan says:

    My current fav shampoo is Straight by Bumble & Bumble.

  108. laura says:

    please please please pick me!

  109. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My favorite shampoo is The Smoothing Shampoo from Bumble and Bumble!

  110. Nichole Clark says:

    The most touching book I’ve ever read and one of my all time favorites is “Gracie” by George Burns. It’s so sweet and loving but also really funny in spots and terribly interesting to read a first hand account of the Vaudeville era. I can’t recommend it enough!

  111. Stephanie Y says:

    Oh just in time for the VIB sale – hopefully! My cart is loaded to the gils.

  112. Christina says:

    I’m having a Maroon 5 obsession at the moment.

  113. Vnssa906 says:

    Baking cookies!

  114. I LOVE board games…but no one will ever play with me :/
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  115. ShannoninBC says:

    Looking forward to the Sephora VIB sale so I can get the Lorac Pro palette and some UD Naked foundation! ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Saddy says:

    The most touching book? Hmmmmm…I can’t choose just one. Some of the best books I’ve read: To Kill a Mockingbird, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Great Gatsby, The Joy Luck Club, The Jungle…I’m a sucker for tragic stories of humanity! haha
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  117. colleen boudreau says:

    I’ve never played Trivial Pursuit.

  118. Sarah says:

    I am so anti body glitter/shimmer, but last year they only had the shimmer version of victoria’s secret heavenly body spray in stock. I bought it, but only where it when wearing something that shows NO skin so no one can see the shimmer!

  119. Kate & Zena says:

    Yay for Saturday giveaways!

  120. Believe it or not, I still don’t own a lip liner! I just bought the Too Faced True Red, and I can’t wait to try it with my lipsticks! Oh well, at least I’ve started using a lip brush… LOL

  121. I love body bronzer with lots of shimmer, not really the glitter though.

  122. Emma says:

    Right now I’m using some cheap but amazing shampoo from Trader Joe’s!! Yesterday I splurged on some eyeshadow at Ulta with that amazeballs 20% off coupon ๐Ÿ˜€

  123. Mozh says:

    I enjoy looking at your cat’s photos. Thinking of getting a pet at home .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. Bria says:

    Loving being able to go into a Sephora store now that I live in the US!

  125. Anya says:

    I use a clear lipliner. No tell-tale line and no feathering of my lipstick. Plus, it provides a guide to putting on my lipstick for those bleary eyed mornings before i’ve had my coffee!,

  126. Liz says:

    I’m so glad I don’t live on the East Coast right now!

  127. Nina says:

    My have shampoo is the herbal essences drama clean shampoo:)

  128. Tina says:

    Bush. that’s all.

  129. Jackie says:

    Im still looking for the perfect shampoo ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Nicole says:

    I love the book Cloud Atlas, and am so excited that they made a movie out of it!

  131. Miso says:

    I think the most touching book I have ever read was a thousand Spenldid suns and the other one by this author kite runner just loved those books

  132. Jasmine says:

    I love Harry Potter. That is all.

  133. Sarah says:

    Sadly I have a list of things to buy from sephora that outstrips my budget….but this giftcard could put a nice dent in it!

  134. Back at my home town it’s freezing too bad I’m not there to enjoy it, it’s still hot here in Hawaii and well my home town is Dallas so it’s doesn’t feel like fall at all!!! I want to wear boots and heavy jackets and scarfs instead it’s flip flop and tanks lolรฎล’ยงรฎล’ยงรฎล’ยงรฎล’ยงรฎล’ยงรฎล’ยชรฎล’ยชรฎล’ยช

  135. Luci says:

    My favorite shampoo is Bumble & Bumble Gentle. It does not fade my color, isn’t overly scented, and doesn’t dry my hair.

  136. Sarah says:

    I hope the weather stays good for my honeymoon cruise with my husband starting next sunday! West coast, so it should be fine, but I can’t help wondering!

  137. Megan says:

    I’m actually really good at Trivial Pursuit. And WWF (or Scrabble)!

  138. Chris25 says:

    I just bought L’Oreal The Mystic’s Kiss l/s and The Muse’s Attitute n/p. Can’t wait to try them both!

  139. maggie mae says:

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Such a good book!

  140. raina99 says:

    Just waiting for my chinese takeout to get here. Starving!

  141. laura says:

    My favorite conditioner is the whole foods 365 herbal mint one.

  142. Carolyn N. says:

    I used to love Herbal Essences. Now I’m back to Heads and Shoulders (on a budget!)

  143. Katrina says:

    It’s POURING in Toronto today! Soaked right through the hole in my wellies, haha

  144. Joanna says:

    I love that new banner of you flying on a twitter bird! so fun!

  145. PS says:

    I like cetaphil moisturizer. Happy Satuday everyone!

  146. Avery says:

    I live in NYC, so I’m about to experience my first hurricane!

  147. Mina says:

    Happy weekend and soon to be Halloween!

  148. Vaso says:

    I love SEPHORA!!

  149. Charisse says:

    It’s raining so much in the Pacific NW today! Time for waterproof makeup…

  150. Tricia says:

    I love Aveda shampoos. Right now I’m using Rosemary Mint.

  151. Jasmine Tran says:

    I like your blog because I love cats also ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Nina says:

    Eek! Preparing for Sandy just in case

  153. Anna says:

    I spent today writing a paper and studying for an exam instead of at the world’s largest cocktail party with my friends (FL/GA game), so winning this would certainly cheer me up!

  154. sweeks1980 says:

    Right now I’m liking Bumble & Bumble, but I’m always open to finding new shampoos.

  155. Bunny says:

    The forecast says it’s going to be raining here in Toronto until Thursday … I guess that’s the “frankenstorm” doing it’s thing… My favourite silly storm name was “Snowtorious B.I.G.” from last winter, but it was hardly snowtorious for Toronto LOL

  156. Karla says:

    I went to the Palm Springs food truck festival today! Bacon mania was the best!

  157. eRiN says:

    There are SO many gorgeous things at Sephora for the holiday season!
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  158. Denise says:

    i just got back from a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. $50 at sephora would top my week off. ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. LauraA says:

    For the winter, really like using the Ole Henriksen vitamin C serum with either an Olay night moisturizer or sometimes just the Vichy mineral cream–the heavier one that I cannot remember the name of at the moment. Should probably order a new bottle since winter is coming….

    Thanks again for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen! ๐Ÿ˜€

  160. May says:

    I’m getting Tuesday off b/c the staff at my school is going on strike…

  161. Krista says:

    I’m really into Pantene right now.

  162. Lori says:

    I finally decided to play with my LORAC pro palette today. Why did I take so long to try it, this palette is fabulous!

  163. Lesleyk says:

    I am awesome at Trivial Pursuil but too competitive for my own good. Alas.

  164. Tina M says:

    Thank you for the giveaway

  165. My fave shampoo is Organix tea tree mint

  166. Diane says:

    My favorite shampoo is John Freida’s Brilliant Brunette. It makes my hair look and smell great!

  167. aimen says:

    I haven’t found “the perfect” shampoo or conditioner. But I really enjoy Herbal Essences and Suave cheap but A – MAZ – ZING!

  168. Jaime says:

    Gonna cross my fingers and toes – there are so many things I want from Sephora right now! mostly though, I’d love to buy something pretty for my mom, she has been through some rough stuff these last few months and truly deserves it!

    PS – I am pretty good at trivia anything, but my specialty is Rock Trivia!

  169. Deborah says:

    Alas, I am too lazy for lipliner…

  170. Nobu says:

    I just finished reading Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper. It made me think…each day is precious but feel like I’m not living it to the fullest. Having one of those days but reading about makeup always gets my mind off things.

  171. Brianna Carper says:

    Bridesmaids is a hilarious movie!(:

  172. shusheshe says:

    Shishedo’s Tsubaki is my favourite shampoo right now!

  173. Nora says:

    Love Guerlain’s foundation and primer!

  174. Iris says:

    The most touching book I’ve read is probably Anne Michaels’s Fugitive Pieces. It was very thought-provoking as well.

  175. I’m good at trivial pursuit because I have a lot of useless facts stored in my head! My family always played it on Christmas night. I guess our present to each other was to see who had the most useless facts memorized.

  176. Hannah says:

    I LOVE Catwalk Shampoo and Conditioner by TIGI. I use the one to straighten hair it has been a life changer!!!

  177. Tran says:

    Biggest gamer ever! Love all different types of games!

  178. Melissa says:

    Just coming home from knotts berry farm camp spooky (not the Halloween haunt). My daughter had lots of fun.

  179. jaymie says:

    I’m not so much into body glitter as I am into glitter eyeliners. So loving them at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. elle says:

    I woke up at 11:30… Only 6.5 hours later and I’m really tired! What’s going on?

  181. Helen Stockwell says:

    I have a craving for apple cider and cider donuts this time of year

  182. Emily C says:

    I am dying for some new nail polish from Sephora! I would love to win this.

    As far as trivia games.. I hate them because my husband is way too good at them, so he always beats me. And, let’s be honest, nobody likes to lose!

  183. Katie says:

    I used to LOVE body glitter back in the 8th grade/high school. It was all the rage back then. My best friend and I owned multiple pots of Tony and Tina glitters that were all different colors – we loved putting it on our eyelids to have sparkle eyes. Ha ha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Prepping for Hurricane Sandy,I hope it heads out to sea,too!

  185. Esther says:

    I’ll use pretty much any brand of conditioner as long as it comes in an ocean/rain scent. it’s my major weakness with anything.

  186. VictoriaJane says:

    I love CeraVe anything to moisturize with. Haven’t run into a bad product yet with that brand-and they all seem to be fragrance free/work well with sensitive skin. Now if we could only get some winter weather . . .
    P.S. Loving the new website, & some of the little bugs I was having with reading on my galaxy tab seem to have disappeared. Yay!

  187. Dinah D. says:

    Hey Karen!

    I think that makeup should be used to enhance our natural beauty, not hide it.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the opportunity,


  188. Jaa Maurer says:

    I don’t really use lip liner. =D

  189. @PiratePigg says:

    Body shimmer is okay, but as in all things, moderation is key.

  190. Bel P. says:

    My current favorite winter moisturizer is the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration night cream, the stuff is AMAZEballs

  191. Julia says:

    I am NOT good at Trivial Pursuit, but my husband is fantastic at anything involving trivia so I love being on his team when playing games like Scene It.

  192. Esther says:

    I’m addicted to Sephora! Please enable my habit!

  193. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Tweeted-@jaclynfett ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Julie says:

    My favorite winter moisturizer is MOR hand lotion–it’s the best I’ve ever come across. And the Honey Nectar scent is perfect year-round!

  195. Julie says:

    Karen I’ve been stalking your website and twitter for the longest time! You still haven’t responded to my tweet about what kind of dessert you tweeted a picture of! Love you and Tabs regardless lol

  196. Michelle P says:

    I always use a spritz of dry shampoo after I dry my hair to add body. Works really well!

  197. Bethany says:

    Oh, how I miss living close to a Sephora…

  198. Hillary says:

    I really should line my lips – I get gloss/lipstick everywhere – but I never do!

  199. Meha says:

    I never win ๐Ÿ™

  200. Mylinda says:

    Had to take my daughter to the ER this morning because her nose wouldn’t stop bleeding. I guess it’s a good thing that it hasn’t started raining yet. (sigh) I’d love some good news today. Or some of that double chocolate bread pudding with bourbon whipped cream that I saw on the Cooking Channel this morning…

  201. Stacie says:

    Would love to win! Been reading for years now!

  202. Nikki A says:

    I love any sort of trivia games! Body glitter? Nothankyou, doNOTwant. I finished undergraduate in the late 90s, and then worked as a dorm director till 2005. I have seen enough body glitter to cover the entire earth. Twice.

  203. Leslie says:

    I can wiggle my nose like a bunny… ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, I know — how am I not famous with a talent like that?!! Haha.

  204. Stephanie says:

    I remember finding an old Trivial Pursuit game in my parents’ closet when I was really young and being obsessed with the little cheese wheel pieces. I’ve always sucked at the game.

  205. Vicky Hoang says:

    apple crisp sounds delicious!! i want some now ๐Ÿ™

  206. mrsshukra says:

    Sephora is my go to shop!

  207. Jenn says:

    I don’t have a favorite shampoo. I try new ones all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  208. Jennifer says:

    My kids are pretty awesome

  209. Lorraine says:

    Thinking of buying Clarisonic Mia you think it’s worth it?

  210. Justine says:

    I never line my lips.

  211. Tatyana G says:

    We are bracing for the storm, bought all our supplies today. They are predicting we will be right in the middle of it and it will be pretty horrible. I hope the storm changes paths as well. Hurricane Irene did a lot of damage to our house last year, I don’t want this to happen again ๐Ÿ™

  212. Marilyn says:

    I went to a halloween party as a naughty nun

  213. Khalilah says:

    Yup! Hurricane Sandy just breezed through my country. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just got back light and water. Had a pretty low key no utility birthday Thursday and here I am hoping for this e-gift to buy some bday makeup…

    Pulling the sympathy card, hope it works. Have a great day and stay safe and dry everyone.

  214. April C. says:

    Happy early Halloween!! I really want to use dry shampoo but am not sure which brand to use. What do you recommend?? I also am wanting to have enough money saved by December to buy me a Clarisonic Mia. Any reviews?? Thanks!!

  215. Mai says:

    I don’t really have a favorite conditioner, I usually just use whatever I have on hand!
    Mai recently posted … Silk Naturals Lip Products: Swatches and Review

  216. Camille says:

    Happy Halloween!!

  217. katie says:

    my sister rescued a kitten this weekend. its momma was nowhere to be found. it’s so teeny, it still has a melonhead and blue eyes, but it’s striped like tabs. we’re from iowa so she named her Hawkeye

  218. Shannon S., @Byrdy1999 says:

    I love Halloween

  219. kelly m. says:

    yes i believe in magic, one of these days I’m going to win that gc.

  220. shariena says:

    Ahh I love Pride and Prejudice. Mr Darcy is so hot!

  221. Nancy says:

    Just watched the movie Gamer! Great movie!

  222. Alexis says:

    I’m absolutely loving the new Glamour Daze collection at MAC right now. I wish I could buy it all :).

  223. Anna says:

    I just bought a Kat Von D palette from Sephora today for my roomie’s Christmas gift. Beautiful colors!

  224. Beccer says:


  225. RaeLynn says:

    Yes…yes..YES , I BELIEVE in magic!… In fact, I’ve been a Unicorn waayy before Unicorns were cool!;)
    I swear by Garnier products! & Body Drench moisturizing daily lotion for all seasons!

  226. Keyana says:

    I’m so in love with the color gray right now!

  227. Ash Johnson says:

    I use lip liner when I use a darker lipstick

  228. Emily says:

    Shimmer, good. Glitter, bad.

  229. Edith says:

    For Halloween this year, I am dressing up as Viola Swamp from Miss Nelson is Missing! I am having so much fun putting on creepy black eyebrows, bright green eyeshadow, and a whole lot of blush.

  230. Sandy says:

    Hey Karen, thanks for the giveaway. I loved the book “Jewel”. It was one of the first Oprah Book Club selections and I read it many years ago, was very touching.

  231. Terri B says:

    I never line my lips but sometimes use lip liner to stain them.

  232. Amanda says:

    i love having pumpkin pie during fall!! haha your post about your apple crumble… DELICIOUS!

  233. Kristina says:

    Seriously… when the heck is Fall really starting in LA? Thanks for another chance at a giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  234. Jamie says:

    I recently got a sample of Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultra Moisurizer and it’s AMAZING! In the winter, I get dry skin on the tip of my nose and on my cheeks, and this really keeps it at bay. Unfortunately, the full size is like $65, so… Not gonna be purchasing that anytime soon.

  235. Cristina says:

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!

  236. Kayvid says:

    I’m currently trying out a herbal hair shampoo bar. Smells heavenly. Will let you know how it turns out.

  237. Vanessa F says:

    I always line my lips when I wear red lipstick. It keeps it in place and makes it last longer.

  238. Alexandra F says:

    Not a gamer, believe in magic, anything Norwegian formula for moisturizers and just say no to body glitter. Most touching book I’ve read so far is Molokai.

  239. Grace says:

    I want to try Wen to see what the rave is all about!

  240. chari says:

    I love this giveaway!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance

  241. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen!

  242. Abby Tracy says:

    Hi Karen!
    Just wanted to share that I love the Bumble and Bumble creme de coco shampoo and conditioner! Thank you for the fun giveaways ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. terry says:

    favourite shampoo… body shop banana!!

  244. Valeria says:

    that pic is gorgeous!

  245. Tiffany says:

    I want to know what some of the best face masks are out there….after I use them I don’t feel like my skin looks better =S

  246. Caroline says:

    Love and hate relationship with occ lip tar. Its really nice after applied, then after how many hours it makes my lips dry. But then, its very long wearing.

  247. Paula says:

    I am saving up for chanel’s loose powder after reading your review on it

  248. Stef Smith says:

    I’m debating on how long to knit my Grandma’s Christmas scarf. I would finish it right now, but she’s *ahem* busty, so I’m thinking an additional six inches would be good!

  249. Jessica says:

    I am great at Trivial Pursuit, and I am greatly in need of a solid winter moisturizer (I live in Minnesota).

  250. saffron says:

    Man my makeup wishlist always grows in the fall – I love all the warm colors and sparkle! Thanks for holding the contest!

  251. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite shampoo is Elasta QP Soy Oil Shampoo.

  252. KhaliaNicole says:

    Sooo… confession time. I went to the drugstore and spent $100 today. I only went there to buy deodorant.

  253. Manasvini Sridharan says:

    I like using Dove shampoos and conditioners..they’re really good and make my hair soft and manageable.

  254. varsha says:

    Loved the tarte eye liner set in sephora today..hope you review it Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. Rosie says:

    I own lip liners but I’m never motivated enough to use them.

  256. monika says:

    Yosie Maran’s argan oil ointment is really good for winter. Not the sexiest look, but your skin is so greatful:). Life is all about choices……..

  257. Julie says:

    I just found new foundation primer and powder I’d love to buy รฐลธโ€™ล“รฐลธโ€™ล“รฐลธโ€™ล“

  258. Heidi says:

    I’m pretty good with Trivial Pursuit as long as you keep me far, far away from any questions having to do with history or sports.

  259. AmyD says:

    traveling with nars tinted moisturizer is amazing!

  260. Alyssa says:

    I recently started using a deluxe sample I got from sephora of aragan oil and its amazing!!! If I win your lovely giveaway that’s what I’m getting!! Thanks!!!

  261. Margie says:

    The Little Prince is one of my favorite stories ever.

  262. Jeniel says:

    Would be awesome if you could put the Leave a Reply section before all the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

  263. janice says:

    I’m so sad right now that 1. I can never find a foundation color that I think matches 2. when I did, it made my skin break-out… what can I do?

  264. Hi Karen,

    I love make up, but my huge passion are cats. I have 3! LOL


  265. Lena says:

    Gah, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve tried my luck at this thing every week. That photo is awesome! (Love the tastefully-done edits.)

  266. Joy P. says:

    A dream is a wish your heart makes :))

  267. Yana says:

    I really loved Herbal Essence’s Body Envy line–but I’ve ditched the brand and have been experimenting back and forth with cruelty-free shampoos/conditioners that are similar!

  268. Zhar says:

    I use organic unrefined coconut oil before applying lotion its incredibly moisturizing plus the coconut oil does wonders to my dry hair too

  269. TK says:

    I’m liking all these hair oil suggestions!

  270. Annika says:

    I’ve been wondering, what products are in your makeup bag that you use every day?? Or products that you couldn’t live without? I read your blog and you love so many so its hard to know.

    Love reading your blog!
    Thank you!

  271. Jess says:

    I love to play the sims on pc!

  272. Jess says:

    I love to play the sims on pc! Its awesome.

  273. Stacey W. says:

    I’ve been making my own lip scrub for a couple years now, and its better than anything I could buy at the store! Teaspoon of brown sugar, little bit of olive oil and a drop of peppermint oil! Works like magic!

  274. Clara says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks again for your giveaways! Love them ๐Ÿ™‚

  275. Elin LLB says:

    Maybe this one will be mine!

  276. PINKY says:

    Happy Halloween!

  277. Daneshia says:

    IWANT A NEW CAMERA. MY phone does well but I want a fancy mofo camera. So my blog can be awesome.

    And FYI, I love Supernatural.

  278. Amaris says:

    I love the Olay moisturizer for Winter … well, for all seasons ๐Ÿ™‚

  279. ella says:

    I like using Tresemme shampoo and Pantene Nature Care Conditioner.

  280. Rita says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for hosting. I hope this will be my lucky week! Happy Halloween!

  281. Anna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  282. MF says:

    I am not a gamer but in the past I have had an unhealthy obsession with The Sims.

  283. Rosalyn says:

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  284. Saadi says:

    First time entering long time reader.

    Are you excited for skyfall?

    Thanks for the give away:)

  285. Krazy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  286. Sam says:

    What’s your favorite season in terms of makeup collections/releases?

  287. Amanda G says:

    I rock at Trival Pursuit! Unfortunately, my dad rocks even HARDER at Trivial Pursuit, so I never ever win family games. Grrr. ๐Ÿ˜›

  288. Kiara says:

    I love games!! Unfortunately, Trivial Pursuit is not my strong suit…

  289. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Sunday!

  290. Kara says:

    What a great giveaway! Sephora is my happy place! ๐Ÿ™‚

  291. LCT says:

    Hi Karen,
    Followed and retweeted!
    Thanks for the draw ๐Ÿ™‚

  292. Maria says:

    never line my lips now

  293. Raghda Abdel says:

    I heard about you through my best friend. Just wanted to say that I love what you do & I hope you never stop!

  294. Sue C. says:

    I’m pretty good at Trivial Pursuit – my brain is full of trivial stuff!

  295. blkrox says:

    I used to be really good at Trivial Pursuit! Sadly, I haven’t played in years.

  296. jj says:

    I love Lushร‚ยดs serum full of grace so much!

  297. Jessica says:

    Have a great weekend ! Thanks for the opportunity to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  298. Jennifer says:

    Winning would make Hurricane Sandy (who is heading straight for my area) be nothing!!!

  299. Nicolle S says:

    I’m not a big fan of body glitter. Too messy! Thank you for the opportunity to win this gift card every week!

    xo, Nicolle

  300. quimerula says:

    I DO believe in magic.
    I am ace at Trivial Pursuit. Really.
    Lush Reincarnate is my favorite shampoo.
    I like shimer on my legs in summer, not too fond on glitter.
    I am a gamer indeed!
    I line my lips for big events (like weddings and such).
    Lush British Nanny is my favorite winter moisturizer.
    And “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is an amazing book.

  301. Liz says:

    I never use lip liner, but I’m coming around to its possibilities.

  302. Ann says:

    What a perfect fall day!

  303. preetha says:

    Love body shop body butter.

  304. Jennifer P. says:

    Happy Halloween week everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  305. Amie F says:

    I’m not a big fan of body glitter or shimmer.

  306. Shelly says:

    Have a great weekend! Thank you for the giveaway!

  307. Nora says:

    So freakin cold

  308. Candice says:

    Thanks Karen, I live in Long Island, NY and I am hoping the hurricane makes a huge right turn out to sea. Love your blog and Tabs, of course!

  309. Krisabelle says:

    LOL – that picture of Sephora is what it looks like in my mind every time I cross the threshold into the store! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are having a great California weekend, Karen!

  310. Genevieve G. says:

    I’m still searching for the perfect moisturizer, but right now I’m loving Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion For Dry, Sensitive Skin. I’m not sure its intended for use on the face, but it definitely does the job and absorbs quickly (woo!).

  311. Ali says:

    I am definitely a gamer! Been playing video games since I was a little kid.

  312. Jennifer L says:

    I’ve used lip liner only ONCE. Last weekend for red lips. Seemed to work pretty well keeping everything in place!

  313. dani says:

    My gosh! Every time I have to work on the weekend you post this chance to win! Thanks for giving me hope to get through another grueling work week.

    I’m with you in hoping the storm takes a hard right. I moved to Louisiana for grad school and left my family in New England. So far I’ve had one “barely” hurricane (for where I live, NOLA got hit hard) and it looks like they’re on their second major one in as many years.

  314. irini says:

    I am really, really bad at Trivial Pursuit.

  315. Anitacska says:

    Just watching House (M.D.) series 8 at the moment. I love House! ๐Ÿ™‚

  316. Yukari says:

    Karen I’m hoping you do swatches of benefit’s fine one one that you showed soon! I’m not a big fan of the packaging but the colours look so cute!

  317. Jasmine says:

    Not a huge fan of body glitter or shimmer on myself, but if you can pull it off, I think that’s great!

  318. Carol says:

    I’m a gamer! PC mostly but I break out my xbox 360 once in awhile. I like strategy and adventure genres, games that makes you think and puzzle things out like Civilization and The Longest Journey. But I also love those cute Lego games that are based off of movies like Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean; they’re always a fun way to spend a weekend.

  319. E. says:

    I’m just ‘okay’ when it comes to Trivial Pursuit – though I’m pretty competitive when I do play!

  320. Amy says:

    I have been using Josie Maran’s Argon Oil for years, great stuff. You can add it to your lotion, add some in your hair product. Great for the colder months.

  321. Kim says:

    I’m loving the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter shampoo.

  322. Janet says:

    Hi Karen! I had the most wonderful evening last night. The hubs and I saw a great new musical at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park in my hometown San Diego. We even stayed afterward and got to meet my idol Lea Salonga and George Takei! I must say I geeked out meeting Lea! We enjoyed a great dinner at The Prado beforehand. If you ever spend time here I think you would enjoy it there. Ask to sit on the back patio to enjoy the beautiful view of the park. ๐Ÿ™‚

  323. Boo says:

    I have actually never lined my lips. I keep eyeing the Lipstick Queen Invisible Liner as a possible stepping stone to using colored lip liner. Sadly I think I am approaching an age where it will become a necessity.

  324. Lynn says:

    I don’t have a favorite shampoo, i wish i could be more decisive. But i really haven’t found anything i love, all the good ones are expensive.

  325. Lisa H. says:

    I am horrible at the original version of Trivial Pursuit, but better at the newer ones. I’m pretty good at retaining useless trivia info, but suck at the sports and music categories. : (

  326. Lydia says:

    I do not believe in magic and I am good at Trivial Pursuit!

  327. Liz says:

    I used to kick butt at Trivial Pursuit, but it has been so long since I played that I don’t know if I still have it or not!

    As for winter moisturizer, that depends on if you’re talking face or body. If you mean face, nothing changes for me when the seasons change since my skin is HELLA oily. I thought getting old(er) would change that, but at 45 I still can’t keep foundation on, even with primer. Body moisturizer does change, and I switch to butters, like the ones by The Body Shop or Bath & Body Works. Lovely stuff.

  328. aubrie says:

    Right now I’m using Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong. Love it, it smells so great.

  329. Darlene says:

    Happy Halloween everyone….

  330. Ineke says:

    Your posts always put a smile on my face..

  331. kaitlyn says:

    I use Sebastian Penetraitt! Love the way it smells

  332. Julia says:

    I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Eyeliners, they even work great as eyeshadow bases.

  333. Peggy Wan says:

    Go Giants! … and I am dying to try NARS tinted moisturizer

  334. Jeniie says:

    I usually only line my lips when I want my lip color to last a really long time.

  335. Fayeth says:

    I used to be a gamer, but maxed out at Super Nintendo ๐Ÿ˜‰

  336. Maya says:

    i love lip liners! ๐Ÿ˜€

  337. Amy Orvin says:

    My favorite shampoo is Pantene daily renewel

  338. Dahlia says:

    I go through phases with shampoos but I think Dove might be my favorite. Still haven’t found a favorite winter moisturizer…nothing seems to work on those knees of mine!

  339. Sherice says:

    Scrabble is my favorite game, only rivaled by Words with Friends, lol. I was never much good at Trivial Pursuit.

  340. Rita O. says:

    Right now I am using Herbal Essences shampoo in Honey I’m Strong. I usually rotate with the Long Term Relationship too.

  341. Emily says:

    I love all kinds of trivia games.

  342. Natalia says:

    I hate glitters…

  343. Mai says:

    An Ulta just opened up near my college. This is very bad for my wallet, but oh my god I am so happy!

  344. Abbi Wallace Pemberton says:

    I’m missing out on Halloween this year because of homework and chores, it’s a huge bummer because I LOVE carving pumpkins, baking the seeds, dressing up crazy, and scarfing candy, oh well next year!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  345. Lulle says:

    I’ve been using Lush bar shampoos exclusively for years! They’re silicone-free, they don’t come with any kind of packaging (the environment says thank you) and my hair turned from oily to normal after a few months of use. Some of them can be drying, just make sure to use a good conditionner.
    Lulle recently posted … The Best of French Beauty: Cinq Mondes Kaolin and Herbs Mask

  346. Sunny says:

    I use whatever is on sale ๐Ÿ™‚

  347. Chrystal says:

    I love movie trivia games! ๐Ÿ™‚

  348. Hanin says:


  349. Viktoria says:

    Glitter polish on my toes make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  350. Y. says:

    the book thief;)

  351. gowri says:

    i love to play in the rain……

  352. PrettyOne says:

    That is really nice of Karen to do such giveaways ^^

  353. Rebecca says:

    My favorite shampoo is Matrix Biolage Delicate Care. It’s the only sulfate-free shampoo that I’ve tried with which I don’t have to shampoo twice. It has a nice silky soft lather and cleans away all the hair products without stripping. I only use a little bit, so it lasts a long time and smells so nice.
    My daughter uses the Garnier Pure Clean shampoo and conditioner and I wish I could too becuase it is the best-smelling shampoo and coniditoner ever. Clean, delicious, slightly fruity but not cloying or perfumey at all.
    PLEASE pick me for the drawing! I want the Hourglass #2 brush!

  354. Aysha Habib says:

    My wishlist for the upcoming Sephora VIB sale is growing by the second! For now I plan to pick up a new winter moisturizer (Origins Make a Difference Cream), Origins eye cream, Dior addict ultra gloss and a few gifts for family members.

  355. Katie says:

    I am the master of Trivial Pursuit! Unfortunately, this means that all of my friends and family refuse to play it with me anymore. Ah well, it’s lonely at the top :p

  356. AG says:

    I’m trying out Skin Drink by Lush – it may be my new favorite moisturizer, winter or otherwise!

  357. Matilda O says:

    Jag รƒยคlskar lรƒยคppglans! Greetings from sweden!<3

  358. M says:

    currently bracing for hurricane sandy…just hope power doesn’t go out!

  359. laurie says:

    I love Sephora!

  360. Rachelle says:

    I def want to try those jumbo Sephora Liners!

  361. Claire says:

    I can’t wait to stay in for this hurricane Sandy and do some in-dorm spas with my facial masks and nail polishes.

  362. Bernice says:

    I’m so bad at Trivial Pursuit ๐Ÿ™

  363. Katrina says:

    Trying my luck again!

  364. Ellen says:

    Trivial Pursuit is a must-play during the holidays in my family! My in-laws cheat though… ๐Ÿ™‚

  365. bonnie says:

    i love the remake of the sephora with the butterfly and bunny. If only sephora really did look like that….

  366. Winn says:

    Currently on the hunt for my favorite winter moisturizer because the temps here are dropping fast!

  367. tabbie says:

    It’s cold & rainy, plus I’m turning 50 soon. Some new goodies from Sephota sure could brighten my day!

  368. Shaun says:

    Your blog has been an inspiration for me since I’m just starting out with makeup. <3

  369. brittany says:

    would love a new perfume!

  370. ali says:

    worried about the hurricaine ๐Ÿ™

  371. George says:

    Hope I can win for my wife, get her something nice!

  372. Molly says:

    I just bought my first OCC Lip Tar and I am absolutely hooked. I want so badly to get purple or blue or something crazy!

  373. Mahya says:

    I don’t really lip liners atm:)

  374. Kristina says:

    My fav shampoo ever is Pureology’s Nano but since I’m not coloring my hair right now and the boyfriend is unemployed, I’m saving money by using Clear Scalp shampoo and I actually really love it.

  375. melissa says:

    I <3 sephora ๐Ÿ™‚ I can spend hours in there browsing

  376. sylvia says:

    just sitting around and waiting for this hurricane …

  377. Ricky says:

    I would like to wear full face makeup but Im nervous Ill end up looking like a little girl playing in mom’s makeup ๐Ÿ™

  378. Lisa says:

    Always buying nail polish and skin care products from Sephora…in fact my initial thought for the hurricane was I should go and buy a few things in case I get stuck inside for the next few days!

  379. Melissa says:

    I am now addicted to your blog! It has everything I need, beautiful photos, great tips and tutorials and wicked banter! Thanks for holding the contest ๐Ÿ™‚

  380. Cindy says:

    Spending my sunday cleaning the house….;(

  381. Yael says:

    Most touching book: “Infidel”, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Recommended! ๐Ÿ™‚

  382. Yael says:

    Lipiner – hardly ever!

  383. Jacquelyn says:

    Just got to try the Betsey Johnson Too Too Pretty fragrance and the smell of it is amazing!

  384. Samantha J says:

    I line my lips when I’m going out somewhere special for the night. I really think it makes a difference in staying power of whatever lip color I decide to wear for the night.

  385. Tanya says:

    Giggling at the bunny rabbit and tabs in the pic!
    Female gamer here, I mostly play role playing games and Mario with my little girls.

  386. Jane says:

    I read this book called The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan and it pretty much broke my heard. But in positive ways, it helped me understand my grandmother better.

  387. C M says:

    I never line my lips! Much too lazy :))

  388. Angelina S. says:

    Please pick me! : )

    & I also was lol at the bunny in the background.

  389. Lisa (LAtPoly) says:

    Sorry Karen – all I can think about is how I wish Panda Express was closer to me. It would taste SO GOOD after last night’s Halloween/drinking fest.

  390. Tania says:

    My fav moisturizer is the St. Ives 24hr lotion. It’s awesome!

  391. Denisse H. says:

    I love anything with GLITTER! ๐Ÿ™‚

  392. Cassidey says:

    I am looking for a good winter moisturizer.

  393. Katherine says:

    My favorite shampoo is Acure Organics Mint (and Echinacea I think?) Volumizing Shampoo.

  394. Courtney Wiborn says:

    I just stumbled upon this website, and it is amazing! I love anything beauty related.

  395. Cynthia says:

    I just bought 8 bags of Halloween candy that I love: Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher, Take 5, and 100 Grand Bars. I hope we’ll have some left over ๐Ÿ™‚

  396. Lynn says:

    Not sure the Purology Precious Oil is a winner yet but Nano seems good. Super pricy though!

  397. Lyndsay says:

    I must admit that I like to keep it really simple when it comes to winter moisturizing – I usually just go for a simple coconut or shae butter.

  398. Camille Domingo says:

    hi karen! i’ve just started using oil of olay’s “CC” cream. it’s pretty cool! after application and blending, it’s like a glowing tinted moisturizer. i’ll let you know how it’s going, after a month. (i usually like to give products a month to show me some results.)

  399. Rozae says:

    Everyday is magic we’re just to busy to see it!

  400. Melitina says:

    I feel nothing stays very long on my skin so I use every tip I can to make makeup last. Lip liner everyday for me!

  401. Bree says:

    Trying to decide what my next make-up purchase will be…I need some concealer, but I am really craving some NARS Madly! Maybe I just need both!

  402. KaylaP says:

    It’s all about sparkling and bling-blinging for me! ๐Ÿ˜€ Although I am not much for having that on my body…more just on the eyes and lips for me!

  403. steph b says:

    Loving L’Oreal Everpure silicone/sulfate free shampoo right now. Unlike many sulfate free shampoos, it still has a good lather.

  404. Maria says:

    I start a new position tomorrow completely different from what i’ve been doing for the last 8 years – eeeek! ๐Ÿ™‚

  405. Are you good at Trivial Pursuit? Yep, but not top 10% because I’m not so good at the sports category, though I can answer some of the football questions (go Pats!)
    Tiffany Martin recently posted … Skin 79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream Review

  406. Ashley says:

    Carved pumpkins and made H’ween treats today!

  407. Vanessa says:

    Hi everyone! Stay safe from Hurricane Sandy.

    My favorite shampoo is Garnier Fructis triple moisture.

    Body shimmer is ok when the shimmer is small an not exclusively on the cleavage.

    I used to be a gamer…

    I only occasionally line my lips.

  408. Gail says:

    Crazy weekend w/Sandy – Now Hurricane Sandy is going up north – WTH?

  409. Andrea A. says:

    Sending good thoughts and prayers to everyone that is being affected by Hurricane Sandy!! <3 <3

  410. Melody says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  411. Alix says:

    How does Tabs the cat get his own way?

    With friendly purrrsuasion! ๐Ÿ™‚

  412. Melissa says:

    I almost never do my lips! Chapstick kinda gal ๐Ÿ™‚
    Melissa recently posted … First Giveaway and Celebration of My New Domain Name: BeautyTribune.Com

  413. Lorraine ER says:

    I hope you have lots of fun with your new camera!!

  414. BB says:

    I love the Burt’s Bees Shea Butter hand cream all year round.

  415. Evelyn says:

    I love Trivial Pursuit too but I’m better with older versions since I’m not so into current pop culture. blah! I use Alterna products for my hair which has helped the breakouts along my hairline go away. I think there is something in Pantene and other products that does not agree with my skin.

  416. Mary says:

    I’m a gamer, for sure! My halloween costume this year was the hysteria version of Alice from Alice: The Madness Returns. Everyone thought I did a great job! I handmade her hobby horse and her apron.

  417. Beth says:

    I am tired.

  418. Esther says:

    Loving CBS’ Elementary so far!

  419. Janet says:

    I just love that Tabs is your site mascot! Your photoshop skills are incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

  420. Bells says:

    I have yet to find a shampoo and conditioner that I love!

  421. Jill says:

    well, looks like we’re getting hit with the hurricane here, and 99% of the people I know are getting the day off…nope not me. and nope, def not an “essential worker.” boo. oh well…perhaps i’ll be safer at my desk?

  422. Katty says:

    Tomorrow is Monday :[

  423. Tierra says:

    I love Trivial Pursuit! Wish people still played it… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Saw Cloud Atlas yesterday.

  424. Emily C says:

    I’ve only just started lining my lips, and only with red or dark colors, but I LOVE it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  425. Elena says:

    Oooh….Please??? =)

  426. Rikki says:

    I am so sleepy today. And I voted today!

  427. Christine says:

    Getting it in under the wire!

  428. TamsG4 says:

    Meh, it’s practically MONDAY!!!

  429. Vikki says:

    Go away hurricane Sandy.

  430. Eevee says:

    Looking for a good beginning makeup kit and I recently found out I’m allergic to too faced’s shadow insurance. Noooooo.

  431. Mary says:

    Choose me, choose meow!

  432. Barbara says:

    Did I miss the deadline for the first time ever?

  433. Toby says:

    I am definitely a gamer — board games & video. In fact, I just got home from a board game night for a friend’s birthday!

  434. Marivel says:

    So I just saw your SF Giants win the World Series! Well I don’t know if they’re your team but you’re a Bay Area girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  435. Hayley says:

    I’m a gamer and I’ve gained 15 pounds of muscle from a game called Dance Central!

  436. Marivel says:

    SF Giants win!

  437. Hazel says:

    Parents who bring shrieking kids to restaurants really…should’t. Meal ruined. Boo. Hope you guys had a better Sunday!

  438. Cara says:

    Moroccanoil is THE best shampoo/conditioner/oil!

  439. Aiza says:

    I need to find a moisturizer for my very dry sensitive that does not contain chamomile or sweet almond oil

  440. natalie says:

    fantastic blog! my 1st time entering. =)
    love magic. all about board games. halloween is the 2nd greatest holiday.

  441. Lena says:

    Frankenstorm is coming and this would be a little ray of sunshine!

  442. LAURA says:

    Tried out a new brown eye shadow today and loved it! Cant wait for all the xmas palettes to come out

  443. Rochelle says:

    I’m done getting over a sickness which is awesome! : )

  444. amanda says:

    I just found out about the Trader Joe’s rose moisturizer and I absolutely love, especially for $4!

  445. Daniela says:

    I really wanna play trivial pursuit! Never have before ๐Ÿ™

  446. Bonnie says:

    I don’t believe in magic, but I do believe in miracles.

  447. Courtnie says:

    I have 3 midterms this week. Nooooo ๐Ÿ™

  448. Sunandha says:

    Pantene Shampoo and conditioner . . . Luv them. Still looking out for a winter moisturizer

  449. mn says:

    Last one in, first one picked???

  450. Menia says:

    The most touching book would have to be What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson!!

  451. Jeney says:

    I’m a bit of a gamer. I love games like Oblivion, Fallout, and skyrim.

  452. Marcela says:

    Yes, I do believe in magic…There’re so many shampoos to try, I still don’t have a favourite! I like body shimmer but not glitter. I’m not a gamer but I like playing FB games. Does that count? I hardly ever line my lips. I’m really lazy with creams, but I love scented ones in general.
    There. I answered a couple of questions from above! ๐Ÿ™‚

  453. linda says:

    great prize!

  454. Jacqueline says:

    I missed a mid-term this morning by sleeping over my alarm after staying up for three days ๐Ÿ™

  455. leetal says:

    relaxing after a crazy night in vegas… any primping advice?

  456. marina says:

    Vegas = DRY! Infusium is the only thing that makes any difference.

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