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

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

NOVATO, California (November 3, 2012) — This November, for one day only, cats are taking over Sephora.


“It’s about damned time,” said Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog mascot and world-renowned plus-size kitty supermodel. “Cats are synonymous with beauty, and my feline friends and I plan to change the beauty world, one tail twitch at a time.”

This Sunday, November 4, Tabs and other feline fashion and beauty industry heavyweights will take over the regular staffing duties of Sephora employees and makeup artists at select stores worldwide. The cats will man the registers, cruise the aisles and advise beauty lovers on fragrance, skincare and cosmetics from a feline perspective. Shoppers can also expect to learn about cat-approved products.

“My friends and I are very excited to partner with Sephora on this exciting project,” said Tabs. “I can’t wait to help women realize their beautiful potential. It’s going to be a blast.” ๐Ÿ™‚

. . .

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! Welcome to the weekend. Hope you had a nice Friday night. Mine was pretty chill. El Hub and I had date night at Pasta Pomodoro, and then came home and rented a movie, Safety Not Guaranteed (a little slow, but charming).

I haven’t figured out my plan for the day yet, but I do know it involves a workout and some mommy and tabby time.

Don’t forget to enter this weekend’s giveaway for a $50 eGift card to Sephora before you go (details below). Have a great weekend, and may the odds be ever in your favor. Talk to you soon.

What folks are saying…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, what were you doing in 1990 (if you weren’t born yet, that counts as an answer)? Do you do big hair? What brush do you use for bronzer? Do you know of a full-coverage under-eye concealer that doesn’t look cakey? Recommendations for affordable clip-in bangs that don’t look too terrible? What’s the best full-coverage foundation for very dry, flaky skin? — 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, November 4, 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 Zhar! Congratulations, Zhar! 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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  1. Stephanie C says:

    1990 = my little pony board game! Lol I was really young so I don’t remember much ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I never do big hair. It brings me back to the ’80 and I don’t want to go there ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. karen says:

    in 1990 I was 1 year old! No makeup yet :[

  4. Amie F says:

    I was in college at U.T. in 1990.

  5. Rikki says:

    I don’t use bronzer whatsoever.

  6. Amy D. says:

    1990 – Not born yet! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. I have naturally “big” hair, does that count? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Kind of nervous- the fiance’s coming down next week for a few days to settle some pre-wedding stuff and it’s going to be hectic! Have to be prepared for the pre-wedding photoshoot (It’s kind of a “Chinese” thing, I think, getting photos of the couple taken before the wedding and all) in December and pick up our rings! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Rachel says:

    My hair does big on its own :).

  9. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Saturday!

  10. Georgette says:

    1990 = middle school.

  11. Rachel B. says:

    I had a friend whose hair was so high and stiff, a fly got caught inside it!

  12. Jill says:

    happy weekend! yay!

  13. Melissa says:

    1990 was high school, less make up lol.
    Pray for Homs (my BF is there!)

  14. Kirsten H. says:

    I’ve never found a full-coverage under eye concealer that doesn’t look cakey. ๐Ÿ™

  15. Sarah says:

    In 1990, I was rocking spelling bees all over town.

  16. Zoey says:

    I was a ladybug for Halloween.

  17. Earlene Arnold says:

    I love bronze!It makes my skin look flawless!

  18. Deborah says:

    EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer brush. Love it!

  19. Annaham says:

    I was four years old in 1990!

  20. Cathy says:

    I’m wondering when Sephora will finally get around to doing their big sale this year.

  21. Katrina says:

    Treated myself to the Tarte 5-Piece LipSurgence Collector’s Set while I was Christmas shopping this week, I do believe I’m going to love them!

  22. Avery says:

    I’m in NYC and things are finally getting back to normal

  23. Lisa says:

    love Sephora! if i win, i’m getting Makeup For Ever’s individual false eyelashes and wearing them to the grocery store, Starbucks, to sit and read in the park… life is too short to not be fabulous every day!

  24. Heidi says:

    I have to go very, very light on the bronzer on my pale skin, so I’ll use a skunk or fan brush.

  25. bruna louise says:

    In 1990 I was probably eating a lot ’cause I was a chubby 2 year old!

  26. Julie says:

    In 1990 I was just starting preschool!

  27. Faiza Qaiser says:

    I want to buy the Lusious lipstick in the shade Raspberry but i don’t know whether it would suit me or not:/. Luscious is a local cosmetic brand in Pakistan

  28. Andrea Darst says:

    Hope I win – I loooovvvveee Sephora!

  29. Zhar says:

    Hilarious post today LoL

  30. Joyce says:

    I hadn’t had power for 3 days

  31. Agata says:

    Hey Karen, this Sephora gift card would really come in handy ๐Ÿ™‚ I use my real techniques stippling brush for bronzer or blush or highlighter. This brush is amazing! And I am not a big on concealers but I have been using Maybelline Age Rewind under eye concealer and it does a great job and it’s cheap. In 1990 I was 6 years old so just staying at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Megan says:

    In 1990 I would have been awkward and shy in second grade.

  33. Justine says:

    I was only 1 year old in 1990, so I was probably sleeping! lol

  34. Anastasia says:

    For the past 2 months, I have been trying to convince myself that I do not need Urban Decay’s Vice palette. I already own 7 (show pony, vegan, roller girl, BOS III and IV, Naked 2, and the Black Palette), but Vice is just something else. The colors are so intriguing, and I still don’t own any eyeshadows with the new formula. Do I need it? Probably not. Do I want it so bad I feel like I’ll be incomplete without it? Definitely.

  35. hazakaza says:

    I’m not sure what I was doing in 1990 . . . probably something terrible, like being three years old?

  36. Anne says:

    In 1990 I was in first grade so I was playing jump rope and eating lots of candy.

  37. Yay for Saturday giveaways ๐Ÿ˜€ In 1990 I was three years old and probably not doing anything all that interesting… And as for big hair, I’d love to do it! But I can’t ๐Ÿ™ Fine, lifeless hair ftl…
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  38. aclearcutsign says:

    I was 5 in 1990, and I was most likely playing with my little sister and dogs.

  39. Tiffanie says:

    Bronzer is at the top of my makeup wish list! I’ve had the same compact for nearly three years and it’s almost gone!

  40. Kristin says:

    In 1990 I was in second grade. It’s a great age because my fellow classmates didn’t realize how much of a dork I was yet. 2 years later I would get a perm and some fairly complex orthodontia and it was pretty rough until I got my braces off and my perm grew out.

    By the way, I posted a response on the Monday questionnaire (not this past Monday but the one before) about how I was going to New York for the weekend. Yea… That turned out to be an eight day trip. I was staying with a friend on the upper west side so we still had water and power. A friend of ours works for an event & catering company downtown and they had just purchased 5 brand new Viking commercial ovens. When they went to check the kitchen on Wednesday they were floating in several feet of water ๐Ÿ™

  41. Bethany says:

    Have to agree with Agata about Maybelline Age Rewind being the best under eye concealer I have found too! Love the stuff!

  42. Amy Z says:

    I’ve been using Tarte Dark Circle Defense for a few years now, and although it seems to be smoother than most. Undereye concealer is something I have to wear everyday so I like using an all-natural brand for it =)

  43. Kelsey says:

    I was 4 years old in 1990, probably causing lots of trouble ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Bonnie says:

    I was 9 in 1990, so I was busy being super awkward and nerdy.

  45. BooBooNinja says:

    I want to lay in bed all dayyyy

  46. In 1990, I was 9 years old much of the year and still struggling with transitioning to a new house and school.

  47. katie says:

    in 1990 i was waiting for my sister’s birth and then being annoyed because we moved to iowa after she was born. haha.

  48. Vnssa906 says:

    Yes, I do big hair! I wear my hair in roller set curls and love when my hair has a mind of its own ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Rosa says:

    I just got my Sigma travel brushes yesterday and I’m in love! Going out to Target today to buy the Sonia Kashuk flat tap brush that you recommended! Excited ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Liz says:

    Well, I use bronzer as a contour or a blush. I use an angled blush brush by sephora if I’m contouring. If I’m using it as a blush, I reach for my bobbi brown blush brush.

  51. Cristina says:

    My heart goes to the people affected by hurricane Sandy.

  52. Jenny says:

    The best full coverage foundation for dry, flaky skin is probably one of the wax-based cream foundations like MAC full coverage or Graftobian with a healthy layer of moisturizer underneath.

  53. emaskina says:

    I currently use the Real Techniques Contour Brush for bronzer. But I dream about Hakuhodo’s one.

  54. Sharene says:

    Its perfect weather today for some hot chocolate and a good movie!

  55. Nika says:

    I use an angled brush for bronzer although I haven’t really mastered the art of contouring just yet…

  56. Alison says:

    I use Time Balm concealer under my eyes, but I’m pretty sure I heard about it from you, Karen!

  57. Anhchi Nguyen says:

    perfect Saturday to relax, housework, and drinking coffee…

  58. Hannah S. says:

    I think midterms just happened? Maybe? It’s all a caffeine-fueled rush @_@

  59. Jenny D says:

    Butter London finally put Fishwife up for Canadian orders – yay! But $10 shipping. Boo! And no F&F sale for us. It’s gorgeous, but $27+tax for one pretty polish….maybe if I win here! Hah!

  60. Sophie says:

    Love to Tabs from my cat Taz!!!

  61. Lisa K. says:

    Today in NYC – going to volunteer for Staten Island victims of Sandy

  62. Lisa K. says:

    NYC Today – just got back Electricity after Storm Sandy!

  63. Emilee says:

    I was in kindergarten in 1990 ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Ashley Marie says:

    I just had 8 MAC lipsticks come in the mail…almost forgot I bought that many!

  65. Sandy says:

    In 1990 I gave birth to my first child! She’s now 22 and finishing her Science degree at University. My how time flies.

  66. Joanna says:

    I was in high school – 1990

  67. Carolyn N. says:

    1991 baby right here!

  68. Clara N. says:

    I don’t do big hair

  69. melissa says:

    In 1990 I was 4 yrs old probably playing around with the cousins and neighbors I don’t remember much.

  70. Patty says:

    I really want to try Burberry makeup, but find it hard to justify the prices.

  71. Julianna says:

    In 1990, I was 5! Today I am screaming at the TV as Army plays Air Force—GO ARMY! And giving myself a manicure with these tiny, adorable ELF nailpolishes I found at target for $2, multitasking!

  72. kelly m says:

    I LOVE CATS! Hopefully some day I can start my own cat charity or rescue.

  73. Karla says:

    My cat is such a puppy! He doensnt like cats only dogs!

  74. Justine says:

    I’m slowly learning how to do big hair. Not quite there yet!

  75. Laura H says:

    Oh man, do I do big hair? I have huge hair !

  76. chari says:

    Thanks for this oportunity, i love your job and i learn always with your looks, make up… Thanks for inspire me so

  77. Jenn says:

    I was 3 in 1990 haha. And yes sometimes I do big hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Kathy B says:

    My kitty only does big hair when he’s scared!


  79. Kyle says:

    I love me some Mac studio finish eye concealer! Just be sure to put powder over it!

  80. Shelby says:

    I was in 1st or 2nd grade, depending on what part of 1990 we’re talking about! ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. Icaria says:

    My Fif would love to be part of the Sephora event! ๐Ÿ˜€

  82. Ash Johnson says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m babysitting my mom’s cat this weekend. Just laying around with him, reading your blog.

  83. Tracy W. says:

    In 1990 I was 7 years old, much too young for makeup : )

  84. Rachel says:

    I didn’t have a very good week, so winning this would certainly cheer me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Tiffany says:

    I’m still in summer color makeup mode. I love bronzes, teals, and corals.

  86. Pam says:

    I was a sophomore in college in 1990.

  87. Stacy says:

    Hey Karen! I love the MAC Mineralize concealer…Very good coverage but still doesn’t feel heavy. The colors seem to be a little off though so you may wanna swatch your regular color first to make sure it’s good.

  88. aradhana says:

    if you find the clip on bangs, let me know!

    as for the concealer – i like the studio sculpt by mac, but the key is to warm it up with the fingers!

  89. auroragyps says:

    In 1990, I was a Junior in High School and it was a very shitty year. Also, I had big hair.. or at least big bangs.

  90. Miso says:

    The 90’s was all about experimenting I was trying out blondissima hair dye which for black hair turns it basically yellow and a gothic grunge stage, and wow where do the embarrassing memories end!!

  91. C R Williams says:

    3 more weeks

  92. M says:

    I have medium thick curly hair which is pain to comb !

  93. Jaymie says:

    1990? I think I was in 7th grade! Anyway, i like MAC Prolong wear concealer. They dont seem cakey to me and last all day!

  94. Daniella says:

    I don’t know if it’s good for dry flaky skin, but Kat VonD’s tattoo foundation is the best foundation I have ever, EVER used. I have blotchy combination skin and dark under eye circles and the stuff covers everything up without looking fake. I hope they never discontinue it.

  95. Mintgreen says:

    In 1990, I was 9, dreaming about getting my first mascara (3 years later, Body Shop).

  96. Mei says:

    Hi Karen!!! I abssolutely LOVE big hair!!! It might be because of my Southern upbringing haha!! The secret is the correct shampoo and conditioner, a cylindrical brush, big rollers, and a great hair dryer!!
    Make sure you put in a heat protector before blow drying, my favorite is Tre Semme Heat Protectant!!

  97. MJ says:

    1990 = I was four years old. XD Probably playing with my favorite bunny stuffed animals and following my brothers around. ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Lala says:

    I was born in 1990!

  99. Mai says:

    Visiting home for the weekend! So nice to see my family ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Julie says:

    I was born in 1990!

  101. Tara says:

    Well, in 1998 on this day my babies Keaton, Maxwell and Constance were born!

  102. Katelyn says:

    Watching lots of college football today!

  103. Melissa says:

    I love the new LMDB lip cremes I got from reading your reviews about them.

  104. Stef Smith says:

    There was a lock-in at my school when it went from 1989 to 1990! I was a freshmen, and it was so fun! It was the night that I first tasted Corn nuts! BBQ Corn nuts! Good times…

  105. Shannon says:

    in 1990 I was like… 2! Not to aware of my surroundings, lol.

  106. Sandy says:

    This would be a great pick-me-up after Hurricane Sandy!

  107. Liz says:

    Hm, I was probably pestering my mom for Ninja Turtles merch in 1990!

  108. Jaimee says:

    In 1990 I was in Kindergarten with Mrs. Rodriquez. I loved her!

  109. Camelia Andrasescu says:

    In 1990 I was 13 years old , and I didn’t use make-up.
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  110. Charisse says:

    I turned one year old in 1990, so I imagine I wasn’t doing much besides depriving my parents of sleep.

  111. Anastasia says:

    In 1990 I was in kindergarten. I was 4 ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Camelia Andrasescu says:

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  113. Emily says:

    I really want to shop at a Sephora staffed by cats.

  114. Melody says:

    Random comment: I’m planning on trying to master some sort of winter beauty look that will make me look like a candy cane! Plans are: red lipstick, heavy blush, and white eyeliner used to white out my eyelashes (frosty tips style!)

  115. Hohe says:

    I was 1 years old in 1990, so I don’t have any memories from that year.

  116. Jody says:

    I think Lancome Effacernes is a great concealer that isn’t cakey.

  117. Lindsey says:

    Love your blog! & Make-up of course ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. Lynne says:

    I can spend that

  119. Nora says:

    Love the look of big hair….just wish I had more!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. Karen says:

    Getting personal beauty advice from Tabs or one his friends would be the highlight of my weekend!

  121. Jen B says:

    I have crazy fine hair….wish I could get a big, voluminous ‘do!

  122. Nora says:

    Love big hair!

  123. Deanne says:

    I don’t use bronzer. I’m very fair and haven’t found one I like.

  124. Jaime says:

    I have SUPER dry skin and I am loving the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation, and my Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream!

  125. Bria says:

    I would love to do big hair but mine is stick straight and quite flat ๐Ÿ™

  126. LauraA says:

    13 in 1990, and was in the usual love/hate relationship with junior high and life in general. Was mostly thinking about high school.

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

  127. I WISH I did big hair, but I don’t know how! (I’m a failure when it comes to anything having to do with hair!)
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  128. Supriya says:

    I was in the 4th grade in 1990!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Rebecca says:

    I was 8 in 1990, and rockin’ out like 8 year olds do. But then I lost my groove when mommy dearest chopped off my long blond locks and gave me a bowl cut. Oh the horror! Mom said it was the Dorothy Hamill hair cut (sure, Dorothy Hamill became somewhat of an American icon after she won gold in women’s figure skating at the Olympics… 1976). Thanks Mom, lol.

    And by the way, my favourite undereye concealer is, hands down, Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream. It’s my go-to product when I want that, “hey, I’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning” look. Which is every morning.

    Thanks for the contest, Karen!

  130. Y. says:

    i like revlon’s under-eye concealer, comes in a twist up tube. get a shade lighter and it brightens up your under eye area quite nicely.

  131. Michelle L says:

    Off to watch James Bond on a Sunday morning. What a way to start the day!

  132. Leigh says:

    I definitely do big hair! I’ve recently decided to go natural, so I absolutely love the big curly change!

  133. Claudia says:

    1990 = not born yet!

  134. Alice says:

    I wish I could do big hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. bhevarri says:

    Can not wait for tonight! Gonna watch halloween movies and get mah drink on!

  136. Rhea says:

    Make up forever has a great under eye concealer that doesn’t look cakey!

  137. Alix says:

    OMG, all these readers who weren’t born yet… I feel old!

  138. Lulle says:

    In 1990 I was in middle school, not wearing any makeup yet!
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  139. Natalie says:

    I love Sephora!

  140. Kprice says:

    Yesterday I went for a make over at Sephora. I normally don’t even bother with under eye concealer because it looks so cakey or doesn’t stay on. I’d rather go without and have bags than obvious makeup. The MU used Tarte Marajuca Miracle on me and it wasn’t bad. Still wasn’t perfect but one of the best I’ve tried in awhile. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway. Have a good weekend.

  141. Helen says:

    I love Sephora!

  142. Nikita says:

    In 1990 I was in first grade and was…probably being tricked out of eating my Jolly Ranchers. Something about the air pockets in the candy looking like boogers? Good times ๐Ÿ˜‰

  143. Paige says:

    What were you doing in 1990 – i was doing yoga in my momma’s tummy!
    Do you do big hair? if i could figure out what to do with hair..
    Full-coverage under-eye concealer that doesnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt look cakey? For me a tiny amount of Amazing Cosmetics or liquid Smashbox with a small sweep of MUFE set powder

  144. Jess says:

    Clip-on bangs. What an interesting concept! My bangs are SO grown out and definitely need a trim now!

  145. Alison says:

    In 1990, I was 11. I probably had on an LA gear denim ensemble or a hot pink OP shirt that said “Girls Surf Too.” And maybe some wet and wild lipgloss.

  146. Elena says:

    In 1990, I was almost 3, and terrorizing my new baby brother ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. Janelle says:

    In 1990, I was in kindergarten.

  148. Sara P. says:

    I am not much of a big hair person!

  149. PS says:

    Happy Saturday! No bronzer for me. Too fair skinned.

  150. elle says:

    thank you so much for the giveaway! i’d love to win ๐Ÿ™‚
    recently, i’ve been using korres lip butter, and it’s amazing! some balms/butters give you that shiny, greasy look on your lips, but not korres. ๐Ÿ™‚ when it dries, the pigments stay on your lips, so they’re nicely-colored as well.
    that’s the only beauty tip i have, haha.

  151. Lena says:

    1990 was the year my family & I moved from St. Petersburg, Russia to America…I was seven!

  152. Tania says:

    I do big hair whenever there are high levels of humidity, my hair has its own mind….

  153. Kate & Zena says:

    I think Zena is going to drive me mad!

  154. Michel says:

    I ran this morning, and after 12 miles, all I wanted was pancakes, a shower, and the chance to play with my new lip tar goodies that my local Sephora has finally started selling. Lurve!! Salutations to Tabs from Juju, plus-sized Maine Coon model of the East Coast!

  155. VictoriaJane says:

    I’m still looking for that perfect full-coverage, non-cakey concealer. Any suggestions?

  156. Hayley says:

    In 1990 I was a very chubby two year old. ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Amanda G says:

    In the 90’s I was mostly occupied with drooling and learning to walk.

  158. Denise says:

    In 1990 I was 4 years old looking fabulous.

  159. Mandy says:

    Great day today!

  160. Ceci says:

    1990: rocking my mom’s home made tights and shirts.

  161. Alexandra M says:

    Makeup Forever foundation is amazing!

  162. Sam says:

    2 years old. Prolly breaking moms lippies while playing with them:)

  163. Tina says:

    I was in college in the 90’s.

  164. colleen boudreau says:

    I was two in 1990 so i was probably getting into everything.

  165. brittany says:

    love sephora!!!!!!!

  166. Barbara says:

    in the 1990.. i am still waiting inside my mom’s womb to get out! i prefer full coverage. i love your blog! it is so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. MF says:

    You should have a North Bay/Bay Area meet-up! Just sayin’……

  168. Jennifer L says:

    I was at Sephora today. Bought some Murad and got a birthday gift! Seen a bunch of things I’d love a $50 gift card for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  169. Ellen says:

    Great samples and freebies at Sephora!;) Try to get some today..

  170. Grace says:

    Enjoying the fall weather!

  171. Frankie G says:

    I love bronzer!!!! And I always use my Chanel Kabuki brush! Bonus : it’s a great size brush to fit in your purse and go!

  172. I turned 6 in 1990 so primary school! I wasn’t so happy about it in the beginning, because the adults kept threatening me about how hard I’d have to work. I think I have always been on the lazy side!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Grab Dior Diorling Diorific Lipstick for that Old-School Glam!

  173. Andrea says:

    I’m on my way to work now… Not excited! haha

  174. Theresa says:

    Haha I have no answers for any of those questions. I do not really use bronzers.. I did buy the tarantino cheek palette at sephora tho :)!

  175. Jane says:

    OK, I am starting to feel old. I’m not even going to tell you what I doing in 1990. I think I’m old enough to be our favorite neighborhood beauty addict’s mother. But I still love cats and makeup and I could really use a Sephora gift card to purchase anti-aging products ๐Ÿ™‚

  176. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Malibu Country on TV!

  177. Cindy G says:

    I was born towards the end of December of 1990. Lol I was a Christmas baby ๐Ÿ˜€

  178. Lesleyk says:

    In 1990 I was in 7th grade. I don’t remember much except being teased for having big boobs. It was a rough year.

  179. Anne says:

    I’ve recently got a MAC fever while looking at reviews online..guess who spent $252 on MAC items? This girl!! Using your blog was helpful in picking out the best lipsticks for my skin tone; I believe we have the same one! ;D

  180. Erica says:

    in 1990 i was one year old, so i was probably either crawling or walking or at least trying to walk!! LOL

  181. Michelle Rader says:

    In 1990 I was tightrolling my jeans. Oh yeah.

  182. Khalilah says:

    Love MAC studio finish spf35 concealer for under eye. In 1990 I was taping select songs from Rick D’s American Top 40 off the radio. I use buffing brush or angled or blush brush for bronzer depending on how I feel. Love bronzer under blush ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. anika hein says:

    Rocking the side pony tail and jelly sandals in kindergarten in 1990!!!

  184. Brandy D. says:

    I would like to do big hair but it does not look good on me lol

  185. jessica davis says:

    In 1990 I was in 6th grade in Santa Cruz, Ca. I swear by Laura Mercier foundation for dry and oily skin! I love it.

  186. Angela Clark says:

    Currently loving the new L’Oreal Visible Lift cream foundation. Works really well on my older skin, goes on very smooth, and doesn’t make my face feel greasy or cakey. Good stuff!

  187. Rosalyn says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the lorac pro palette!!

  188. Melissa F says:

    In 1990 I had a two-year-old little boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. Anna says:

    I’m loyal to my MAC 168 brush for bronzer – especially for cheek-sculpting.

  190. Christine says:

    I’m sleeping in tomorrow. Hope everybody enjoys the extra hour.

  191. Terri B says:

    Not a foundation, but I get full, moisturizing coverage from jane iredale’s BB cream. It is really moist and a tiny bit goes a long way; no flaking.

  192. Wayne says:

    I don’t know about those hairless cats. I think I’d rather suffer through the allergies.

  193. Iris says:

    Hahahahaha, nope, wasn’t born yet in 1990 ๐Ÿ˜€

  194. Leslie says:

    Sophmore in homeschool with very big hair

  195. Michi says:

    Ohmygosh, in 1990 I was perfecting The Wave, that 90210-inspired bangs style. Lots of Aquanet. And for the rest of my hair: scrunching with tap water. Haha!

  196. Bunny says:

    In 1990 I was 5, probably getting ready to be and angel in the xmas pageant at school… an angel in my Mom’s sparkly pink polyester tunic with matching pink bristol board wings. LOL

  197. Thomas Murphy says:

    in 1990 I was 8 and i had the “spiky” hair cut

  198. Kru says:

    In 1990, I was just born and was slowly growing hair. (;

  199. Margie says:

    1990… I was the most awkward 11 year old around, jammin’ out to Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson!

  200. Natalia says:

    I was 2 years old in 1990.

  201. Lori says:

    1980? I was 12 years old and so excited to be going into junior high that school year until I got my first period they day before school started. It’s amazing what things one remembers.

  202. Tricia says:

    Graduated from high school in 1990!

  203. Jennifer says:

    BEST undereye concealer: IT Cosmetics, BYE BYE Undereye. I use the fair (or is it light? I am downstairs and IT is up.) Apply with brush, just need a tiny squirt, blend and pat with sponge and/or finger. It is the best I have ever used! EVER! Does not cake or crease. PERFECT! Love IT!!!

    Kisses for TABS.


  204. Katty says:

    Marathon tomorrow!

  205. Missy M says:

    I do love some big hair, though it never stays enough for me

  206. Solangel says:

    My hair does big hair on its own, to be honest.

  207. Mina says:

    Hope I win!

  208. Jamie says:

    I wasn’t born until 1991, haha! I use the Real Techniques Contour brush for bronzer, and I’ve been having the worst trouble finding a concealer that will cover my dark circles. Can’t find one with full enough coverage.

  209. Kristin says:

    My hair takes too much work to get it big; which makes me sad as I love big hair.

  210. Isabella says:

    My favorite eyeshadow has to be armani eyes to kill! It gets painful when I go to the counter though lol

  211. Step says:

    I sure don’t know any concealer that doesn’t cake up. I’ve tried several and just given up. Powder concealer worked okay as far as texture, but was really light.

  212. Shirin says:

    The best full coverage foundation for dry skin is definitely the Laura Mercier silk cream foundation! It has a satin finish so it makes your skin look Dewey and bright instead of dry and flaky. It’s a bit on the pricier side but its definitely worth it!

  213. Ana B. says:

    i want to win pleeeeeeaaaase

  214. sweeks1980 says:

    I have a sinking feeling I was obsessed with Sweet Valley High in 1990. In my defense, I was 10 years old…

  215. Holly says:

    I love big hair, but mine is so fine it never holds. I’m still looking for the right combination of products to give me lasting volume!

  216. Let says:

    I wasn’t born yet in 1990.

  217. BB says:

    I haven’t found a bronzer I like but if I did I might use one of the Real Techniques Face Brushes.

  218. Christine says:

    In 1990 I wasn’t born (but almost!)

  219. Cara says:

    I was born in 1990 (November 5th, to be exact!)

  220. Elle says:

    A great tip to fix dryness around the eyes for the upcoming winter days – Aquaphor! It keeps your skin soft and moisturized.

  221. Erin says:

    Right now, I am loving Bobbi Brown high shimmer gloss in Citrus. Soooooo sparkly! Also, Tabs is totally gorg.

  222. Sara says:

    I wasn’t born yet in 1990!

  223. Sherry B. says:

    Recovering from extreme trauma in 1990. ’nuff sed.

  224. Nora says:

    Love sephora

  225. Lynn says:

    omgosh i just hit up Sephora today…and there’s so many beauty sets that i want! i really love the AmorePacific for $150, which is the same price for one moisturizer…have you tried?

  226. Boo says:

    I would be so happy if my Sephora were staffed by cats! They have so much to teach us about style and class.

  227. Lauren Peabody says:

    So jealous you are at the Kelly concert. I saw her in June and she was amazing!

  228. Vanessa F says:

    I have never liked big hair on me. Even when I was little and my mom would hot roller my hair and puff it out, I would try and smooth it down.

  229. Amy says:

    I’ve beeb obsessing over contouring brushes lately. Just bought MAC 168, and still trying to decide whether it’s better than The Body Shop’s blush brush for cheek contouring. Thoughts?

    I love cats, too. I have my own Tabs. His name is Domi. ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. Grace says:

    I don’t know of any undereye concealers that are full coverage and dont cake (sounds impossible!) but my favorite one is a solid medium-coverage cream concealer (the hidden agenda concealer palette in 07). The salmon shade works wonders on my dark eyebags!

  231. Grace says:

    I love big hair! My hair is fine and flat ๐Ÿ™ I love curls and volume! In 1990 I was in the 8th grade. My oh my those were good times, life was so simple and care free!

  232. AmyE says:

    In 1990, I was starting college. Feel so old. lol

  233. Brenda says:

    in 1990, i wasnt even born yet ! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ >.>

  234. Melodyy says:

    I wasn’t born in 1990 ๐Ÿ™ my sister was 1 though! I use an angled contour brush for my bronzer. I use Eve Pearl’s Salmon Concealer for my under eye, I don’t have dry, flaky skin so I have no idea ๐Ÿ™

  235. Kim says:

    I am really liking Almay’s WakeUp foundation, It has just the right amount of moisture.

  236. martha says:

    My Kitty’s bedtime is 9:30pm and he loves bedtime because he gets treats!

  237. CatherineW says:

    I just received Jo Malone cologne in Grapefruit for my birthday. It smells fantastic on its own and layered with other scents as well!

  238. Tina Renee says:

    In 1990 I was 25; wearing a size 2, tanning and teasing my big hair.

  239. Krystle says:

    Today at the mall there was a cat show! So bizarre!

  240. laura says:

    The best under eye concealer I’ve used is the maybelline dream-lumi. doesn’t cake and really brightens the eyes.

  241. Dahlia says:

    In 1990 I was an awkward 12 yr old who’d just gotten her first pair of eyeglasses 8-D.
    I am dying to win this gift card to treat myself to the sephora in the glow set that I can’t justify spending $45 for ( no full size products in this one!).

  242. Nina says:

    i love laura mercier’s undereye concealer.

  243. Judy says:

    Happy Birthday to me! I think I bought myself more gifts than other people combined hahaha

  244. Mylinda says:

    I want a new foundation brush because the one I’m using is hurting my face!

  245. Amaris says:

    I wasn’t born until 1992 :p

  246. Barbara says:

    Went to Youmacon today and going again tomorrow! There was some interesting makeup there!

  247. eRiN says:

    I believe I was in preschool. And, I like Estee Lauder Double Wear for full-coverage foundation. Almost any foundation “bounced” lightly onto the skin with a damp beauty blender-type sponge will work on dry flaky skin, because it doesn’t pull the skin in any direction like rubbing with fingers or a brush would.

  248. Katie says:

    I can’t honestly say that I remember what I was doing in 1990…but I definitely did big hair, or at least I sat there while it happened to me.

  249. Sandy says:

    I love love love Sephora!

  250. monika says:

    The bigger the hair, the closer to god:)Thats the rule in my hair routine……..

  251. Jen C says:

    Cats WILL run the world by 2020. Watch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and in 1990, I think I was running around in a princess costume bent on destroying any and everything. *shrug*

  252. Dhavi says:

    1990 – highschool and BIG hair, very little make up.

  253. Bonnie says:

    1990? I was in the middle of elementary school and loving it.

  254. Stephanie Y says:

    1990 I was in middle school ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love MAC pots for foundation. they cover a lot and dont dry your skin

  256. margaret says:

    i’m watching psycho-pass episode 1.

  257. Jay says:

    I’m pretty much obsessed with Sephora and in 1990, I was 1 years old! hahah

  258. Chunyi says:

    i hear hard candy’s glamoflague is pretty good, just have a light hand when blending

  259. Roxanne says:

    My cat will not stay off the laptop. At all. It’s driving me crazy.

  260. Shannon says:

    1990: I was 13. No more need be said about that.

  261. Brooke says:

    In 1990, I was nine, so probably swooning over nkotb and wearing a lot of neon and side ponys.

  262. milagros says:

    i like MAC but the prep & prime face protect spf 50 didnt work as i was expecting ๐Ÿ™

  263. elle says:

    I’ve got a rough week ahead…but winning a Sephora gift card would make it better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  264. @PiratePigg says:

    In 1990 I was -3!!!! So I guess I was not victim to the fashion of the time-dark lip liner AND frosty lip gloss????? Holy shit. I would never use this gift card to commit such heinous crimes.

  265. Maddy says:

    Sadly, in 1990 the world was not yet graced by my presence :/

  266. Maria says:

    Aww, so cute & a great giveaway! $50 Sephora gift card… Come to mama!

  267. KaylaP says:

    Hmmmm 1990…that would put me at the age of.. *does math* 3 years of age! :O I bet I was up to no good lol!

  268. Nichole Clark says:

    The New Years Eve going from ’89 into ’90 was the first time a really truly *got* it. Before then I just thought it was a kind of boring holiday where I counted down from ten along with Dick Clark and soon after school would be back from winter break.
    But that night my mom said “Coley, this is a fun one because we’re going into a new decade, something we only do every ten years. But this time when the new decade is over it’ll also be a new century, something that only happens every 100 years and it’ll be a new millenium, something that only happens every 1000 years. It’s special because it’s the beginning of the end of something.”
    That concept just flat out blew my 8 year old brain. Every New Years since then it’s what I think about.
    So….that’s what I was doing at the very beginning of 1990.

  269. Jess L says:

    I look forward to this giveaway every week Karen! Currently working on crocheting a baby blanket since I have a nephew on the way. Feeling like I need a beauty blog break. ๐Ÿ™‚

  270. Sarah G says:

    In 1990, I’m pretty sure I was making friendship bracelets, putting on backyard concerts and planning my future wedding to Jordan Knight. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Today, I’m still following Jordan Knight around once in a while, trying to keep my big hair at bay and scouring your comments for good full-coverage concealer, which my 32 year-old self needs desperately now. lol

  271. emily says:

    In 1990, I was likely making cheesy song dedications to my bestie in our middle school newsletter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  272. Claudia S. says:

    I am really diggin the cat silhouettes on your website!

  273. Amanda says:

    Hmm preschool in 1990.

  274. Melissa says:

    1999 – I was 10 years old, having the time of my life.

  275. Sara says:

    1990 I was doing what any other 4 year old was doing watching cartoons.

  276. Camille Domingo says:

    going to answer your default question: in 1990, i was living in the philippines. my dad was stationed there, until we had to evacuate due to the eruption of mt. pinatubo. such a crazy experience, but pretty cool to be a part of history. :o)

  277. Nikki A says:

    In 1990 I was a 13 year old high school freshman. Hammer pants, spandex bike short sets, and teased bangs. No pictures, thank goodness! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that you have a Sphinx in the pic! My friend’s Sphinx Rajah passed from skin cancer a couple of months ago, I really miss him.

  278. Toby says:

    I have the worst luck with undereye concealers — everything either looks cakey or slides around my face, & NOTHING conceals my circles. ๐Ÿ™

  279. Joy P. says:

    I was still in preschool during 1990 ๐Ÿ™‚

  280. aurora says:

    9 minutes too late

  281. Tiffany Starks says:

    I absolutely love Sephora. This gift card would totally make my holiday since right now I am B.O.B. (Ballin’ on a budget).

  282. Yile says:

    just came into the world in 1990! ๐Ÿ˜€

  283. linda says:

    Great prize!

  284. angela says:

    Do you need a separate bronzer brush? I use the blush brush I got from a sephora brush set a while back.

  285. edith says:

    1990 omg I was nine years old had big teased hair and wearing a lot of neon clothes with matching socks & scrunchies oh yeah can’t forget wearing my keds.

  286. Menia says:

    Great giveaway thank you so much!!! Love Sephora!

  287. Ineke Van Hullebusch says:

    We had the most amazing Halloween brunch yesterday.
    Thank you my friends!

  288. Anna says:

    Great giveaway!

  289. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    I was born in ’91, but I was chilling as a fetus for a good chunk of ’90!

  290. Monika C says:

    Its my birthday tomorrow and my sister got me Remington Amaze airstyler so my hair will be big from now on! It has 5different styling thingies so you can make your hair different every day of the week:)

  291. Alyssa says:

    Circa 1990 I was 4! I don’t have much more to say about that. Though circa 2000 I was 14 and all I have to say about that was I used about a bottle a day of hair gel! Thanks for this awesome giveaway every weekend!

  292. Tiffany N says:

    In 1990 I was entering Kindergarten, gees! My favorite foundation is actually a BB cream(Missha Perfect Cover)! This giveaway is Amazing, I always see it but never enter because I can’t imagine I’d win! Haha thanks for the opportunity though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  293. Kaoyee says:

    In 1990, i was 8 yrs old. The good ol’ days of being a kid with no worries.

  294. Abbie says:

    1990…Let’s see…
    I was 5 years old, so I guess I was playing with My Little Ponies, or eating overcooked pasta with butter (I was a picky eater).

  295. terry says:

    you were right. i wasn’t born yet. LOL.

  296. Diane says:

    I was watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990, LOL! For concealer not to look cakey on me the first thing I do (after sunscreen) is put a little eye moisturizer (Clinique Repairwear Intensive eye cream or Clinique All About Eyes) wait a few minutes, then put the concealer of choice on (these days it’s Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray.) Voila! No cakey under-eye makeup.

  297. HillaryJan says:

    I can’t remember the name of the bronzer brush I use but it’s the 2nd biggest gold brush by Real Techniques.

  298. Nicolle says:

    Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

  299. Vicki says:

    In 1990 I was being a bridesmaid to my cousin in a fetching peach get-up and I was glued to the World Cup in Italy that summer.

  300. Anna M. says:

    Ciao Karen! I’m at home, in Italy (near Como), it’s sunday, it’s cold and raining and I have to work for the most boring project that the Earth has never ever seen… at least I have your giveaway to feel a little bit lucky ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for the chance!
    Un bacio a te e Tabs!

  301. terri says:

    I would have loved to have seen Kelly Clarkson in concert! It sounds amazing.

  302. BeckBeck says:

    If you find a full (or medium) coverage foundation that works for dry flaky skin, please post about it! I have a weird skin situation and I need some coverage, but some foundations not only highlight dry patches, they dry them out more and make my face itch ๐Ÿ˜›

  303. Regina says:

    I have been loving Taylor Swift’s RED album! Everyone should definitely listen to ‘Red’ and ‘Everything Has Changed’. They are my fave songs!

  304. Shana says:

    My skin is dry, and I love Bobbi Brown for foundation. I just use the stick where I need more coverage.

  305. Jennifer P. says:

    Hi! Last week I saw Argo in theaters–such a great movie!

  306. Andrea A. says:

    I spent 3 hours at a sephora store yesterday…oops!!

  307. Peggy says:

    Yeay for the contest! Good luck all!

  308. Nicole says:

    In 1990, I was 7 years old. I would probably have been on a massive post-Halloween sugar high.

  309. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    1990 – living in San Josรƒยฉ-CA

  310. irini says:

    I wasn’t born in 1990 ๐Ÿ™‚

  311. Julie says:

    In 1990, I was chilling out in kindergarten, watching cartoons, learning how to read!

  312. aubrie says:

    In 1990 I was 8, so I guess I was sitting in 3rd grade. Oh and my sister had just been born, goodbye being an only child.

  313. Debbie says:

    So cold here!

  314. E says:

    As some other comments have pointed out, neon was BIG in 1990. And I was wearing it.

  315. Lexi says:

    For bronzer brushes – can sometimes depend on the bronzer. If I’m using my regular TF Milk Chocolate Soleil, I use a fluffy brush I got from Walmart – their HD brushes are awesome but can be hard to find. If I’m using my PF Happy Booster bronzer, I use the EcoTools Finishing Kabuki (this is great for bronzer, all over powder, or finishing powder).

  316. JingYee says:

    During 90, i’m not born yet. I always love sephora cosmetics , especially M.A.C and bobbi brown

  317. Justin says:

    In 1990, I was a freshman in high school…wow, I feel OLD!

  318. Beth says:

    In 1990 I was about to graduate college, completely unsure of what I was going to do when I “grew up”!

  319. tabbie says:

    Stressed…!!!! Need chocolate & makeup.

  320. Amanda says:

    I use the EcoTools bronzer brush, which I luuuuuurve so much. Although I don’t actually wear bronzer much, so mostly I use it for highlighters. So fluffy!

  321. Rachel says:

    In 1990, I was 9 and had the worst hair ever! It was a mullet of sorts, but worse – my mom had the top part permed so it looked like a poodle, then the back had my natural waves! UGH!!!

  322. kara says:

    1990? wasn’t born yet!!!

  323. saffron says:

    I got curly as all get out hair, so big hair is *all* I do, yo. ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for the contest!

  324. Bel P. says:

    I am currently using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles (just realized what a mouthful that was) and am really loving it!

  325. dani says:

    I just started wearing contacts in lieu of glasses, and it’s weird to me that I feel like I need to wear less makeup to avoid looking “over done” with glasses, I always used more. Now I’m having to tone things down…

  326. Yukari says:

    If I won I would use it to get the UD Naked palette, Tarte blush or to get a Christmas gift!

  327. Petya says:

    1990 I was in high school ๐Ÿ™‚

  328. Reilly says:

    i use maybelline bb cream for a light foundation coverage and love it รขโ„ขยฅ

  329. Caitlin says:

    I think the Sephora VIB Friends and Family sale is coming up. Whoever wins the gift card will totally hit the jackpot!

  330. Rosie says:

    Been loving MAC Scarlet Ibis lately -such a gorgeous red! Love your blog!

  331. knownever says:

    Can’t wait till the power is back and I can stop imposing on relatives/friends with electricity.

  332. Sara says:

    I was navigating the 8th grade scene.. and dancing to Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation – pretty sure it came out then…

  333. Janet says:

    Hi Karen, I had a great day yesterday. I ran my first 5k race, The Color Run. It was so much fun. Basically you run the course and every kilometer was a color station where they throw colored powder at you so in the end you look like something out of Willy Wonka’s factory! Definitely doing this again next year!

  334. Cassidey says:

    Still looking for the perfect bronzer brush!

  335. Katrina says:

    Come on probability!

  336. H. says:

    In 1990 I was 10 and decided I wanted a perm… A “body wave,” to be specific. Oh, the horror!

  337. Melinda says:

    Wow, 1990. I was a big-toothed 10 year old who had just gotten a particularly nerdy pair of glasses. I’ve still got kinds big teeth, but my glasses (and contacts) have vastly improved.

  338. jane says:

    need a new bb cream!

  339. Jenna N. says:

    Benefit’s Erase Paste is my favorite full-coverage undereye concealer. It can look cakey if you aren’t careful, or put too much of it on, but when it’s applied right, it looks great and really covers up undereye circles!

  340. Darlene says:

    I haven’t found a good concealer as yet ๐Ÿ™

  341. Saddy says:

    In 1990, I was 4 years old; so probably being an super cool kid about town. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  342. Rita O. says:

    In 1990 I was six years old and OBSESSED with Michael Jackson.

  343. Libby says:

    I haven’t found the perfect under eye concealer yet; but Kat Von D tattoo concealer is pretty good for under eyes.

  344. Selena says:

    I honestly would LOVE to shop at a Sephora run by cats.

  345. Lauren says:

    In 1990 I was 5 years old and rocking the heck out of my stirrup pants.

  346. Joy says:

    I was ten. And in fourth grade. So being picked on by the teachers daughter aka bully that tried to get under my skin for years.

  347. Kara says:

    After having gone through two naked palettes, I’ve finally caved–I really want to try the naked 2! I’m still doubtful it’ll beat the original but I’m so late to the bandwagon and Perversion would be a huge addition to my serious lack of intense black shadows. Here’s to hoping this gift card can cover the cost ๐Ÿ™‚

  348. Jaa Maurer says:

    I use real technique brush for my bronzer =D

  349. Natalie says:

    I am reading your blog with a little red and white cat snuggled up to my left arm. ๐Ÿ™‚

  350. Marisa says:

    1990 I was 9. I was probably rockin’ a perm and some sort of shirt with a cat on it.

  351. Katherine says:

    I’m visiting my cousin in San Francisco this weekend and having a blast!

  352. Nobu says:

    Gt a clip less curling iron the other day. It’s so much easier to use! Finally I can make my pin straight Asian hair curly ๐Ÿ™‚

  353. Christina says:

    Hmmm, in 1990, I was six years old and extremely awkward. And probably bugging our cat!

  354. Atifa says:

    Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss in Candybar– Beautiful colour, smells amazing. If you haven’t already, check it out! High fives for Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  355. HK says:

    I was 5 in 1990… Ahh the sweet days of childhood!!

  356. Vanessa says:

    I use my small MAC blush brush to apply bronzer.

  357. Vanessa says:

    I use my small blush brush to apply bronzer.

  358. Shaun says:

    I like peanut butter.

  359. Ashley says:

    Having a relaxing Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

  360. Aelyn K says:

    In 1990, I was just discovering the world of Disney ๐Ÿ™‚

  361. Jacqueline says:

    I had big curly hair (which I fluffed out with a pick!!!), big shoulder pads, big oversized sweaters… ugh!

  362. Jessie says:

    In 1990 I was getting ready to become a big sister for the first time. Pretty exciting stuff!

  363. christine says:

    Hi Karen! Happy Sunday and thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  364. Tasnia says:

    Would love love love to get the Naked Palette if I win!

  365. Kathleen says:

    I really like mac’s moisture cover for under my eyes it never cakes up so thats great! ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for another giveaway karen!

  366. Maybelline 24 hr tattoos eyeshadow are great primer/base, I wore one of them for 16 hrs and I was amazed at how my Wetn Wild eyeshadow look held up over it.

  367. Lydia says:

    In 1990, I was in kindergarten!

  368. Ashlie says:

    Love any Laura Mercier foundations for my dry skin! Really want to try the silk creme foundation next.

  369. Barbara says:

    I thought you would appreciate this blog as a fellow crazy cat lady (:

  370. blkrox says:

    I was a junior in 1990, working at Jack In The Box!

  371. Kinille says:

    In 1990, i wasnt even born yet since im a 93 baby. But looking back i think the fashion was so funny, but then again i guess that people will always look back thinking fashion of the time is funny

  372. steph b says:

    In 1990 I was finishing high school and starting college. Seems like eons ago.

  373. Ruchita says:

    Ah 1990 – I think I was just finishing 8th grade that year!

  374. Preetha says:

    1990-times of good memories, was in my 5th grade. Mac studio sculpt is good for dry skin i think.

  375. Erin Henschel says:

    If I’m honest, in 1990 I was three years old but I know my love affair with makeup had already begun. Now I’m 24 and I have to watch out for my rescue pitbull Margo, because she too loves makeup, at least she very much loves to eat it. Margo’s particular favorites include bare mineral brushes and eyeshadow palettes. I thouhgt naming her Margo would inspire her to be more of a lady but so far it’s only inspired her to eat all my lipgloss, and red is not her color…

  376. Michelle says:

    In 1990-…I wasn’t born yet so I’m not sure what I was doing at the time haha.
    Awww…I would totally bring my cats with me to sephora. But they’re boys so I’m not sure how it’ll work ahhaha

  377. Lilly says:

    Sunday night already?

  378. Aysha Habib says:

    In 1990, I was two years old and living in the U.A.E. with my parents.

  379. Gina G says:

    1990? I would have been around ten years old. Very depressed and had attempted suicide the year prior. Wow that is a really bummer thing to post haha! I am happy now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  380. amanda says:

    In 1990 I was born ๐Ÿ™‚

  381. Alix says:

    I love halo-halo!

  382. TrippyPixie says:

    In 1990, I wasn’t born yet. It would be a few more years until I finally decided to make an appearance.

  383. Gail says:

    hate this time change – all mixed up

  384. chava says:

    1990 i was being conceived ๐Ÿ˜‰
    wanna win rly badly

  385. Nic says:

    In 1990 I believe I had just gotten my first pair of huge and horrible glasses. They were awful. Just awful.

  386. Janet says:

    Big hair is a no-no for me, and I’m looking for a good concealer too!

  387. Allisa says:

    I was only 2 years old in 1990 so I have no recollection of what I was up to… probably a lot of crying.

  388. Ellen says:

    LOVE giorgio armani concealer – their makeup is made for photographing, so it’s got great coverage and a great finish. I just ordered the maestro concealer – can’t wait!

  389. madi says:

    i <3 sephora! I love pink nail polish and purple.

  390. Jasmine says:

    For bronzer I like to use my Quo bronzer brush or my MAC 109 brush. Lately my skin has been really dry and very flaky. This is because I’m using clindoxyl gel. Well I stopped using it because I couldn’t handle how tight my skin got. So I used it for four nights and my skin is still flaking a week later. I can’t wear makeup because it looks so terrible. Does anyone know what to do in this situation? I drink lots of water and moisturize but I would like to speed up the healing process.

  391. Melissa says:

    In 1990 I was 6 years old and really into Alf and Hello Kitty

  392. Wendy Ramsaur says:

    I waste time at work filling my online Sephora cart. I never have enough money to buy it. There’s currently about $350 worth of stuff in there. Help me make my dream cart a reality!

  393. Rebecca says:

    In 1990 I was 14, starting high school, getting braces put on, and thinking I would soon outgrow my acne.
    Now I’m 36 and while my teeth are straight my acne is worse than ever. I can’t believe I’m still dealing with this blotchy, pimply, pore-clogged skin while also trying to treat wrinkles and hide gray hairs.
    A Sephora spree would make me feel SO much better…

  394. Alex says:

    Sephora dreamland. I could spend days in there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  395. Windie says:

    Glad for the extra hour. But, weekend has gone by so quickly.

  396. Deseire says:

    Hi Karen, I have been loving your website for so long and your awesome giveaways. You have def. inspired me to follow my blogging hobby, as well as brighten up my day! Would love to win the Sephora gift card

  397. gabby says:

    I use this old school Stila Bronzer brush to apply my bronzer. It is a retractable brush and it isn’t that great but when I bought it years ago, I thought $30 was a lot of money for a brush and always seems to go back to it!

  398. Katrina says:

    400th comment! Exciting!

  399. Kristina says:

    I do love big hair, in fact I’m considering trying out a beehive!

  400. Fallon says:

    In 1990 I was not born yet :/ BUT three years later I made my entrance in to this world! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t remember it, but I bet it was fantastic.

  401. Liz says:

    In 1990 I was a Lieutenant junior grade in the Navy assigned to VRC-50 at Cubi Point, RP. Late in the year I transferred to Surface Warfare Officer School in preparation to being assigned to a ship. Fun times! I loved the ship stuff but still miss the Philippines. Gorgeous place with reallly nice people and good food. ๐Ÿ™‚

  402. Katie says:

    I don’t think my hair can do anything but big, LOL. It’s very thick and extremely curly, so I’ve had to learn to embrace big hair.

    In 1990 I was in preschool – I always got in trouble for not wanting to take naps. I would always insist that I wanted to read instead. The teachers thought I was lying about knowing how to read and called my mom to tell her I was being bad, but she got mad at them because I did know how to read! After that, I got to read quietly while everyone else had to take naps. Come to think of it, I still often find myself reading instead of sleeping…

  403. Mariah says:

    In 1990, I was a bun in the oven!

  404. Lorraine ER says:

    I love that picture though!!

  405. christine says:

    I was in high school in 1990 wearing my MAC Dubonnet and Aqua Net.

  406. Kimberly says:

    In 1990 I gave birth to my first child, my beautiful daughter. Whew boy does that make me feel old, & today just happens to be my birthday too!

  407. Kimberly says:

    In 1990 I gave birth to my first child, my beautiful daughter. Whew boy does that make me feel old, & today just happens to be my birthday too!

    I tweeted too, I’m iowagirl301 on Twitter.

  408. Kristina says:

    I just got a new cat. Sadly I think I might be allergic to her ๐Ÿ™

  409. Wynell says:

    I use my elf blush brush for bronzer

  410. MelodyJ says:

    In 1990 I was in high school not sure what to do next.

  411. Tatyana G says:

    Finally got our power back here on the east coast. Sandy did quite a damage here everywhere. Lots of people are without power. So thankful to have hot water, heat and running refrigerator.

  412. Rachel Davidson says:

    Im craving pumpkin cupcakes and chai tea. I also want to get my hands on the lorac pro pallette from sephora

  413. katie says:

    Hmmm what to say… I looove sephora. I think I would buy the LORAC pro palette if I won. In 1990 I was in junior high and it was all about big bangs. The bigger the better. Ha! Good times. I wonder if the fashions I wear today will age as poorly?

  414. Jasmine says:

    In 1990 I would’ve been 4 years old and in kindergarten ๐Ÿ™‚

  415. LAURA says:

    I went to Sephora today and tested out all the new holiday palettes. So many great choices for gifts!! I ended up taking home Nars Glow Foundation for me and the Buxom lip gloss set for my bestie.. Thanks for all your reviews Karen, you help me out with makeup tips all the time.

  416. Jeny says:

    Well, today i spent the day doing my mom’s makeup, cleaning my makeup brushes with the Sonia Kashuk brush and sponge cleaner i bought today, and watching sappy romantic/romantic-comedy movies while i made mixtapes for my friends…you know the kind people in movies make for the person they have a crush and what not. I didn’t have cassette tapes so i put it on a cd. one of the songs on the mixtapes is Thirteen by Big Star. It makes me happy. But in 1990, i wasn’t thought of til 5 years later, which makes me 17 now. I enjoy makeup, a lot. However, I go barefaced to school because i enjoy the extra 10 minutes of sleep. I like frosted sugar cookies and have eaten too many chocolate chip cookies that i don’t enjoy them anymore. I really like mashed potates and gravy with honey smoked ham on the side, which make me happy that thanksgiving is going to come around and that i get to watch christmas specials. I was wonder woman for halloween. I made the costume the day of with my mom. she’s awesome.

  417. Jeny says:

    oh and i just realized i’m a year too young, but i hope you enjoyed my story anyway.

  418. Rita says:

    In 1990, I was singing Disney tunes!

  419. Sunandha says:

    I dont use a bronzer . . . 1990 . . . Was in elementary school. Memorable days coz’I was a very sick girl back then.

  420. Germaine Sikat says:

    I really wanted to win! My birthday is on the 16th, and I am turning 20. ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to learn how to do make-up! Waaahhh…. Time flies so fast.

  421. krista says:

    A concealer that doesn’t cake up? That’s an urban legend.

  422. Mary says:

    In 1990 I was in kindergarten–and blonde, which is strange to think about now. My hair turned dark brown!

    And I use a big fluffy Sonia Kashuk powder brush for bronzer.

  423. Heather says:

    Thanks Karen! Love the blog and the kittie!!

  424. Hanna Au says:

    This semester has been so hectic! Can NOT wait for christmas break!

  425. Christine says:

    I love Tabs ๐Ÿ™‚

  426. Chelsey says:

    In 1990, I was learning the art of crawling and walking. Ahh yes, good times.

  427. Hazel says:

    Awesome long weekend spent with family! Hope you guys had a good one, too!

  428. jane says:

    That was when my baby cousin was born and I learned that milk came from boobs… Lol

  429. Kristin says:

    I really like theBalm concealer for the under eye area.

  430. Brianne says:

    Thinking of people doing big hair in 1990 & me only being 2 during that year makes me feel really young lol thanks :))

  431. Tran says:

    I was just born in 1990 (:

  432. Jea says:

    In 1990, I was a sophomore in high school. After reading your post about your concert… It brought bacK memories when I ran into new kids on the block at a mal!!

  433. Kanani says:

    1990 first year in high school.

  434. Maya says:

    I was born in 1994 ๐Ÿ™‚

  435. shedontusejelly says:

    I was born at the end of 1990!

  436. Kay J says:

    I actually don’t wear bronzer so I don’t know what brush I would use!

  437. Mary says:

    I love big hair for costumes, but most of the time I spend my days in ponytails. But when I do want big hair, I flip my hair upside-down and blow dry it that way… then I come up looking like Barbarella!

  438. Saadi says:

    1 year old ๐Ÿ™‚

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