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

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Danielle! Congratulations, Danielle! 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
Enter to win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

December first already… Can you believe it? Christmas is this month!


It feels weird to say, and I’m not ready for it, either. Not at all.

The malls around here have been slowly but surely ramping up their holiday decorations and displays, but now that it’s December, they’re gonna go all out. Folks are gonna go buck wild at the mall, haaay! Get your hands off my votive candle, b*tch! I saw it first!!

I usually love this time of year, but I am not not ready for it yet… Heck, I’m still full from Thanksgiving!

Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of pull with the calendar committee, if you know what I mean. They’re not exactly waiting for my approval out here in Novato (“Alright, let’s do this! Karen says it’s okay!”), so I guess I better get with the program.


How are you doing out there? Do you have a minute to enter this weekend’s Sephora eGift card giveaway? You could win an extra $50 to spend over the holidays. The deets are down below, but it’s easy. It only takes a comment at the bottom of this post (and possibly a tweet for a second chance to win), and it can be a comment about anything.

Anything! — like you could type, “Pumpkins are poo-rific, and I love red wine!” Or, you could type, “Speak like Yoda do I. Love makeup I do.”

Done. You’d be entered. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck! And have a great weekend.

What folks are saying…

“What a lovely surprise it was to see your announcement (after completing one of many exams/papers/projects I have this crazy week)! The eCard will definitely ease expenses for this broke, beauty-obsessed college student. Thank you, Karen and Tabs!!”

“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.”

“Thank you SO much Karen! OMG! Wishes really do come true! I can’t believe I won! You have no idea how much this will help me through the holidays. I’ve been an avid fan of your blog for the past two years. Your witty and creative entries, informative makeup information, and beautiful photos have kept me hooked. I look forward to more of it. Goodness, you’ve
seriously just made my week and it’s only Tuesday night!”

“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)

“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’s your top pick for best drugstore beauty product of the year? Do you plan to go to any Christmas/holiday parties this year? Most embarrassing holiday party moment? Do you ski or snowboard? Describe your favorite makeup look this week. What are you wearing on your eyes/lips/nails? — 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, December 2, 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 Danielle! Congratulations, Danielle! 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, 453 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Carolyn N. says:

    I’m not sure yet what I’m doing this holiday.

  2. AmyD says:

    picked up the new guerlain foundation, parure de lumiere – it feels like dream-wonderland on my face!

  3. Stephanie Fraval says:

    I love Tabs ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Zoey says:

    I’m so excited to try out Benefit’s Easiest Nudes Ever!

  5. aclearcutsign says:

    Snowboarder here!

  6. Molly SC says:

    Heading out west to see my grandparents! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ester says:

    I thought that said ester at first ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. katie says:

    Sheesh December already?! I was thinking about hitting up Sephora for a few gifts (for myself and others of course). The ecard would be a great way to start the holiday shopping!

  9. Roxanne says:

    Today is my husband’s birthday. Tomorrow is mine. It pretty neat only being one day younger than my honey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. My Makeup look this week has been soft neutral smokey eye look with a Bold Red Lips!

  11. Ashley Marie says:

    I like watching Mona Lisa Smile during the holidays!

  12. kelly m. says:

    this would really make Christmas if I won.

  13. chrystal says:

    So many holiday makeups! It’s hard to decide! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Wendy M. says:

    I love Christmas! Definitely my favorite holiday. ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Denise says:

    I planned on putting up Christmas decorations today but ended up doing nothing but vegging out in front of the computer. I just needed a lazy day I guess.

  16. Rachel B. says:

    It’s December already? Christmas shopping!

  17. onegreatsmile says:

    i would love a sephora closer to me than 40 miles away!!!!!!!!

  18. Jamie C. says:

    What I have been wearing on my Nails lately has been L’oreal Colour Riche Nail Polish in Tangerine Crush, I love the Orange Pumpkin color for fall!

  19. Candace says:

    I’m at a complete loss as to what to buy people for Christmas this year! I used up all my good ideas last year, haha!

  20. leetal says:

    almost christmas time! i’m jewish, but i’m still excited!

  21. Brooke says:

    I love December – the wrapping, the crafting, the baking, the music, the lights! So exciting! Unfortunately, I will be spending most of the month (and my break) trying to meet writing deadlines. ๐Ÿ™

  22. Ashley Simmons says:

    I plan on going decorating the house earlier this year. I am also going to stay home as always on Christmas. Sometimes I hang out with old friends before the holidays, so it should be cool this Christmas!

  23. Christine says:

    I’m wearing a new BB cream today that I love!

  24. Jennifer Ryder says:

    December seems to arrive faster every year. It’s been snowing all day here in NH. Hubs wants to go get a tree but I think I’ve been able to put him off until next weekend.

  25. Jenny Ham says:

    Ready for the holidays ready to dress up put on a holiday face and mingle with the jingle. @hamjenny

  26. Andrea says:

    I recently purchased some of the Blackheart polishes from Hot Topic, as well as their black glitter liner, sour lime eyeshadow, and melodrama lipstick which is a lovely shade of dark purple (my husbands new favorite color on me). The eyeshadow surprised me a great deal in its coverage, long lastingness <– that is now a word. And the fact that it was just as bright on my skin as it was in its package.

  27. Lisa Brown says:

    No holiday parties for me.

  28. Jen B says:

    We are hosting Christmas for the first time…YIKES!

  29. Lilly says:

    Weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Emilee says:

    excited to finally start wearing “holiday” nail polish!!

  31. Heidi says:

    I got a professional manicure yesterday afternoon and when I cooked at night, the nail polish had already chipped on two fingers! :O haha…

  32. Helen Stockwell says:

    I love Christmas but I hate the cold weather that comes with it… Brrrrr

  33. Connie L. says:

    I think the biggest Drugstore hit of the year for me is The Milani Cosmetics Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner for being so precise and pigmented!

  34. Ren says:

    Hm… Well I do love red wine. But I think I’d love a sephora gift card even more. It’d be so nice to share with my mom who gives up so much to make sure everyone is happy. She needs some spoiling :), god knows she deserves it!

  35. Trisha says:

    I’m obsessed with this time of year … Seems like I’ve been waiting all year long for December to come again but now that it’s here I’m feeling that more pressured to enjoy it to the fullest. Also wanted to say even though i haven’t been posting in a while, your site is a daily stop for me! I have three busy kiddos so coming here to enjoy some fun reading and excellent product reviews is my escape ๐Ÿ™‚ wishing you and your fam a lovely holiday!!

  36. Katrina says:

    I’m hosting Christmas this year and I’m so excited!

  37. Step says:

    For my drugstore pick, I’ve been enjoying the mega plush maybelline mascara. It’s really light and comfortable to wear. It doesn’t make my lashes look very dramatic, but it doesn’t get hard and stiff either. It’s a good for low key days.

  38. auroragyps says:

    Zeal & I are having my parents, & maybe their dog, at our apt for the first time this year. They won’t be here all day, because we’re really just doing dinner & dessert. I might wear my Xmas tee (it’s a dusty sea foam green/aqua with a white kitty & an orange kitty under mistletoe… it’s such a cool & different Xmas tee and you would love it ;-)) with my ‘around the house’ wine zip up hoodie sweater. Don’t know about pants, but it will either be a pair of my more special comfy flannel pj bottoms (which I wear around the house all the time) or maybe the new teal skinny jeans cords I’m waiting for from Old Navy (depends on if they fit and how comfy they are). I rarely wear makeup for around the house, but maybe I’ll just put a wash of a colored shadow on my eyes and a lip gloss on… and nail polish, of course.

    Happy Holidays Guys!

  39. brittany says:

    happy holidays!!

  40. Sienna says:

    i can’t believe it is december already, either! eek!

  41. Brittany k says:

    Don’t think it’s product of the year worthy, but can I say how much I love seasonal peppermint Chapstick? Obsessed!

  42. Melissa says:

    Christmas is my favorite!! I love sitting by the fire, watching Will Ferrell dressed as an Elf, and decorating with lights. And shopping!— even if it’s not for me! haha! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! รฐลธลฝย

  43. jessica davis says:

    I LOVE รขยยครฐลธลฝโ€žรขโ€บโ€žรขยโ€žรขหœโ€ December and doing all our (My 6 year old and I) yearly Christmas traditions, decorating the tree, making Christmas cookies and just made our gingerbread house!
    I’m a snowboarder, but want to try skiing this year!
    My makeup look has been a neutral smoky eye with Chanel pink lips! But I’m running out of lipgloss and mascara. รฐลธหœล 
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. laura says:

    I’m wearing chanel’s steel on my nails right now.

  45. Diana says:

    I just bought some new lipstick!

  46. Shelby says:

    Just discovered Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2. I know. It’s amazing!!!!!!

  47. Jeney says:

    My product of the year would have to be either the Revlon Balm Stains or Lip Butters. It’s hard to decide!

  48. bin du says:

    we had our first snowfall of the year yesterday and surprisingly it lasted through the night! The weird part is that tomorrow is supposed to be 12 degrees (celsius)…

  49. Pearl says:

    Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is my favorite drugstore purchase of all time! I love it!

  50. mn says:

    Is this my lucky week?

  51. Teresa O says:

    I am just chillin with my nephew and decorating the tree. Pink, purple and silver this year. Fa la la la!
    Teresa O recently posted … November 2012 Glossybox Canada

  52. KPrice says:

    I am excited about the holidays this year. Things haven’t been going so well lately and I’m hoping the holidays will cheer me up. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway – have a good weekend.

  53. Miso says:

    Best drugstore pick fOr me is loreal false fibers lashes best mascara that does not give me raccoon eyes!!

  54. Margie says:

    So far this season I have been loving tarte Amazonian clay blush in exposed!

  55. Karen says:

    Is Tabs putting up a tree this year? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  56. Emily says:

    Happy December everyone.

  57. Aida says:

    I’m really hoping to see more Burberry beauty reviews soon. I’ve become completely obsessed with this brand ha ha! Hope you’ll have a wonderful December!

  58. Lindsay says:

    I’d say my favorite drugstore beauty buy this year are the L’Oreal Infallible eye shadows. I’d never seen anything like them when they came out and I have a bunch of them now. My favorite is liquid diamond. It’s a beautiful lavender that I think would look good on anybody.

    As for the holidays, I’m not a big party person, but I was thinking of going skiing again. It’s been ages since I have. I ride horses competitively, and I think skiing actually uses some of the same leg muscles and it would be a good supplement. I’d have thighs of steel if I was able to ski on a regular basis!

  59. Alison says:

    I’ve never skied or snowboarded!

  60. Megan says:

    My fave makeup look this week is dark green eyeshadow with gold on the inner third of my eyelid.

  61. saffron says:

    I just realized that, with the 3 discounts I got from sephora this fall, I ordered the same skin care product 3 times. I don’t use many high end skin care products, and every time I got a discount I was like, I should pick that up since I’ll use it up anyways. Didn’t realize til now that I had done it more than once, much less three freaking times. ><

  62. Rosalyn says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas this year! It’s my sons first Christmas

  63. Anastasia says:

    I love the Revlon Colorstay foundation

  64. quimerula says:

    I’ve just received UD’s Vice palette and it’s gorgeous!

  65. Lynn says:

    best drugstore buy would maybelline baby lips

  66. Heidi says:

    Love that Sephora gingerbread house!

  67. Avery says:

    Ahh! I have finals and they are stressing me out!

  68. Hannah S. says:

    Can’t wait to be on break from school – seeing my family will be good.

  69. Jessie says:

    Those Revlon balm stain things are totally worth it at the drugstore. And they’re not just a dupe of a high end product, either.

  70. Sara says:

    Hi Karen! Happy Sunday!

  71. katie says:

    Crossing my fingers! Love the sephora gingerbread house!!

  72. Jenn says:

    best drugstore beauty product of the year (and every year!): Revlon colorstay liquid foundation!!

  73. Tony Candelaria says:

    I would love to win this!

  74. Menia says:

    I am loving matte lips and brown smokey right now!!!

  75. Marina says:

    Man, $50 at Sephora would be SO fun right now. I always get kind of blah right around this time. I couldn’t even choose a polish color for my mani today, eek.

    That said, I finally got my hands on Illamasqua Creator and it totally lived up to the hype.

  76. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy Saturday!

  77. mrsshukra says:

    Long lines at Sephora when I was there yesterday and the day before yesterday!

  78. Sunny says:

    I’m wearing Hourglass Dune duo and Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink on my eyes today!

  79. Caitlin says:

    My favorite drug store pick this year is definitely Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Pink Punch. Its well pigmented, moisturizing, and dirt cheap!

  80. Elizabeth says:

    How does Tabs feel about Christmas trees? I can only decorate the top half of mine. Anything close to the bottom gets destroyed by my cats.

  81. Vicki says:

    I’m wearing Urban Decay Buck, YDK, and Virgin on my eyes right now, along with some Clinique eyeliner and falsies. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nothing on my lips though because I’m still trying to find my HG lipstick. ๐Ÿ™

  82. Sonia says:

    Oh man, I want to eat that gingerbread house!

  83. Rikki says:

    My throat has been getting on my nerves for days.

  84. Kristina says:

    I love your website Karen! I recently started getting into makeup and your blog is addicting because you have funny entertaining posts with good crisp pictures. Thanks for the hard work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Aelyn says:

    I don’t ski or snowboard but I like to ice skate, in my day daydreams. I’m loving dark lips and dark eyes these days.

  86. Dina A says:

    I totally need to email you again, we are planning a big holiday giveaway!

  87. Melissa says:

    This is a great giveaway.

  88. Chris El says:

    Got a haircut today and finally got layers! That Sephora gingerbread looks yummy… I may need to go out and buy a kit to make one.
    Chris El recently posted … Burberry Complete Eye Palette: Dark Spice No. 05 (pics & swatches)

  89. Alyssa says:

    We are hosting Christmas for my family the week before Christmas (long story) then actual Christmas for my husbands fam! It will be the first in our new home with my baby!! So excited!

  90. Amy says:

    Rockin’ my new darker color and bangs. Will need new eyebrow powder for my blonde brows ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  91. Vanessa F says:

    Just put on Sinful Colors last chance, a great dark green. I love wearing dark, vampy colors this time of year!

  92. MF says:

    My favorite look this week was pretty basic, but it consisted of Bobbi Brown’s Sand Pink blush, a bronze eyeliner, and muted raspberry lip gloss. Simple, but it completed my new chartreuse sweater perfectly!

  93. Joanna says:

    I have been rocking the red lips alot lately..makes me feel festive ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Stephanie Hodges says:

    Loving the Lorac holiday collections. Don’t think I can wait until Christmas!!

  95. K says:

    You are hot!! <3

  96. Kelsey Apley says:

    I am a huge fan of the smashbox primer, i got it at it really helps make my skin appear softer!

    kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com

  97. jordan says:

    I couldn’t decide what nail polish to wear so I have all the opi burlesque glitters on my nails….I’m kind of looking like a crazy lady right now…

  98. steph b says:

    I’m going to a family Hanukkah party next weekend!

  99. julie says:

    We took our girls on the North Pole Express train ride last night. We have a few parties in the making, live nativity, and lots of family time planned. On my lips is my new bday gift from my bestie, Dior mirza mauve. Love it!

  100. Tiffany says:

    I grew up in Minnesota, and now love out east, so the warm temps don’t put me in the spirit as much. However, I prefer them to being in the twenties! Lol

  101. Michi says:

    This week I am loving my Naked2 palette in a way I haven’t been able till now! I thought it was a bit too dark for natural looks on me, but now I’m all about using Foxy all over my lid, highlight with Booty Call, just a little Tease in the crease. Pretty matte and chill, but the cream/peach/taupe combo is different from my usual beige/tan/yawnnn. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  102. Toby says:

    I’m usually pretty good with presents for everybody BUT my parents. I have my mom’s present figured out (thankfully), but my dad is SO hard to shop for!

  103. Deb says:

    I would love to win this gift card to buy UD matte nude eyeshadow palette!

  104. PS says:

    Happy weekend! I decorated for Christmas today, yay! In spirit of the holidays I’m wearing a very light green eyeshadow.

  105. Tiffanie says:

    It’s My Birthday!

  106. Valerie says:

    Karen, I found the cutest ornaments for my kitties and puppy at World Market today!

  107. Hannah says:

    My favorite drugstore beauty product, probably of all time, is CoverGirl LashBlast in Very Black. I know, kind of clichรƒยฉ. Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Joyce says:

    I am super stressed. I didn’t realize how crazy being a full time mba student would be. =(

  109. Tina says:

    Hi Karen, reading your blog feels like early Christmas =P. Thanks for the opportunities you provide to your readers for a chance to win something lol. If I win, I’d love to give a try to all the new products you’ve being raving about, esp. the Benefit nude palettes. I’m an absolute eyeshadow junkie haha.

  110. Y. says:

    revlon matte blush in perfectly peach is my go-to blush:)

  111. Y. says:

    revlon matte blush in perfectly peach;)

  112. Solangel says:

    My all-time drugstore product is definitely Revlon’s lipsticks. They’re very good quality!

  113. Diana says:

    I love my new Dior Diva lipstick!

  114. DM says:

    Love Sephora.

  115. Brandy D. says:

    I have a French tip on my nails and I put the gel stuff on it cuz the lady said it would last longer and it’s so great its been a week and not one chipรฎล’ยงรฎล’ยง

  116. Nicolle says:

    My favorite drugstore products this year are the infallibles and color tatoos. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have been using a few of the balm stains. They are nice bases for your lipstick or on their own.

  117. Neichelle says:

    Both finals and my birthday are in a week, STRESSED OUT BEYOND BELIEF.

  118. Ana says:

    top of my beauty wish list: those benefit most famous nudes sets! I don’t have the naked palette so I want one of them!

  119. Shedontusejelly says:

    Can’t wait for the holidays!

  120. Lindsay says:

    Today I bought three new revlon balm stains! SO FUN!

  121. Ellen says:


    Wish I could ski or snowboard, but I would likely break all of myself :/

    Eyes/lips/nails: Chanel Intuition quad, Chanel Boy lipstick, and Zoya Natty (awesome smokey blue-grey color)

  122. Bethany says:

    Looking forward to trying Benefit’s Most Glamorous Nudes Ever kit…

  123. Katrina says:

    Want to go skiing!

  124. brooke says:

    Happy December!

  125. Sherice says:

    I’m home in bed recovering from a major abdominal surgery booo ๐Ÿ™ But I will be off work for a month which I kind of needed that break! Wish me speedy recovery please ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Natasha says:

    Hi Karen! I’m definitely more of a skier. I can’t snowboard at all! Thanks for this chance! =D

  127. shusheshe says:

    I’m really lemming the Benefit’s Easiest Nudes ever sets!

  128. Nadaly N. says:

    I <3 Makeups!

  129. Savannah says:

    Today I splurge and bought Hourglass’ Velvet Creme lipstick in Nocturnal. I love it!

  130. helene says:

    I am trying to decide what my next color of illamasqua polish should be. Any advice (I already have creator)?

  131. sophiemum says:

    time to start decorating!

  132. Laura says:

    My drugstore pick would probably be those wet n wild matte lipsticks. I’ve been rocking those for the last couple weeks.

  133. Lulle says:

    My favorite look this week was a neutral eye with a pop of strawberry pink on my lips!
    Lulle recently posted … A Sweet Treat from Too Faced

  134. Jessica says:

    Can’t believe it’s december 1st already!! I really have to start my christmas shopping! Thanks for the opportunity to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. Laura says:

    Best drugstore product of the year = Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

  136. Sarah says:

    I just picked up the maybelline cat eyes mascara. Not sure if it’s a new favorite yet (definitely need to apply more than one coat, I usually only do one coat with their full and soft), but I am definitely loving the length it gives me!

  137. Sylvia says:

    Sleepy, sleepy, sleepy today. But happy that it’s the weekend!

  138. Pam says:

    Best drugstore product of the year: Revlon Lip Butters. I really like the shine!

  139. Jennifer says:

    Josie Maran Argan Oil!!!!!!!!!!!

  140. Elizabeth Natividad says:

    Thanks again Karen! This will make someone very happy especially now during the holidays!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  141. Kristin says:

    Today I splurged on Guerlain holiday. I am LIVING for the Turandot quad.

  142. Bridget says:

    My fav makeup look is probably todays….wearing a lime green base eyeshadow with a bold blue in crease, liquid liner and “They’re Real” mascara ๐Ÿ˜‰

  143. elle says:

    So ready for this semester to be over!

  144. Tricia says:

    I’ve been loving red lipstick lately. Today’s choice–MAC Russian Red. Thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Nicole says:

    Hi Karen! I recently fell in love with your blog. Thank you for all the wonderful reviews and swatches!

  146. Stephpolk82 says:

    I’m in the middle of a move from CA to TX so I haven’t been able to do much makeup. I long to wear my red lipsticks and simple eyes and cheeks.

  147. Nicole says:

    I just got back from birthday shopping! c:

  148. Natalia says:

    I love wearing my Dior Addict Extreme in 756 Fireworks lately! It is beautiful!!

  149. Lulu says:

    My favorite drugstore item of the year is probably maybelline gel liner… I’m just so happy to finally find a liner that doesn’t end up smudged everywhere at the end of the day haha!

  150. nina says:

    Excited for the holiday season!

  151. Charlotte says:

    I love your take on a beauty blog, it’s very different and quirky. I enjoy very much reading it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen & TABS TERRIFIC!

    Today, I finally finished the Cal King button-tufted padded headboard I have been working on/constructing/upholstering for 2 months!!!! What a project, but I am done at last and it is gorgeous. Now, I just have to figure out how to get it home from the Home Decor Learning Center (in Concord, CA) since it won’t fit in my Suburu Forrester. And with this rain we’re having I can’t tie it to the roof rack. The weather peeps say to batten down the hatches because tomorrow morning is going to be a drowner–with you Karen and Tabs being in Novato (Marin) you might want to plan on staying in for the day–you all will be getting drenched!



  153. Rachel says:

    The Revlon ColorStay Whipped foundation is amazing!! I have always went HE with my foundation, but I’m really digging this one and it’s like, $13!!

  154. deana says:

    Pumpkins are poo-rific, and I love red wine!

  155. Alisa says:

    I’ve been tobogganing before ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. Rosa says:

    Going to Taiwan for the holidays! Can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My cat got shaved like a lion today.

  158. Mila says:

    Had an argument with my boyfriend so now I’m browsing makeup blogs to cheer me up.

  159. Maria says:

    Definitely the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s for best drugstore product of the year! They are amazing!

  160. Nicole O. says:

    รขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยขรขโ‚ฌยข My personal picks for best drugstore beauty products of 2012 definitely have to be Maybelline’s 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadows & Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains! ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Shelly says:

    One of my top picks for best drugstore beauty product of the year is Revlon ColorStay Foundation.

  162. Shana says:

    L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows for best DS product of the year!!

  163. virginie says:

    I just did the make up for a girlfriend tonight! I wanna be a make up artiiiiiiiiisssssttt!!!!

  164. Maybeline baby lips and Maybelline colossal mascara!

  165. Kelsey says:

    I’m dying to watch Love Actually right now!

  166. MJ says:

    Nothing on my eyes since I’ve been at home all day, but on my nails I have Sally Hansen Dune! Normally I’d put glitter or something on top to snazz it up but we had visitors at work and I had to keep it tame ๐Ÿ™

  167. Stephanie Y says:

    Catching up on Game of Thrones today.

  168. Vanessa says:

    This week, I liked less make-up. I let my pale face through. I just filled in my eyebrows and tight-lined my eyes.

    (I think the reason I’m wearing less blush is that I’m getting so pale in the winter, all my blushes look wrong on my face…. )

  169. Mary says:

    I’ve got OPI Skyfall on my nails! I’m still kind of verklempt about JAMES BOND NAIL POLISH OMG.

  170. Jackie says:

    Been wanting to try Tarte make up.. will buy some if I will this Sephora card!

  171. Alexandra says:

    Im all excited now its christmas.Although our tree usually goes up on the 1st. This year its going to be later.I had to order some new lights,and they havent arrived yet. Im not having a great weekend health wise, my m.e is kicking my butt big time. And i want to try the samples of dr jart bb cream that arrived in the post.
    I would love to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  172. Christine W. says:

    I splurged on this year’s Chanel brush set. Feeling happy and guilty all at the same time!

  173. Jaclyn says:

    Happy Holidays!

  174. Joyce M says:

    My cat and Tabs should meet and bffs :3

  175. Tanya says:

    This blog is awesome…hope i win, ive been needing some of those beauty essentials.

  176. Gwendolynn says:

    My birthday is December 13th and this would really make it special!

  177. Terri B says:

    Drugstore like this year: Maybelline color tattoo cream shadows. Nice colors, good wear.

  178. Best drugstore product are Yes to Carrots cucumber face wipes. They are great when I am in a hurry to wash my face.

  179. DLAOKC says:

    I still love “Just for Men” beard and mustache color – I use it on my eyebrows!

  180. Jaime says:

    I love Christmas ( though I work in retail so it can be really hard to love it sometimes!) I am actually going to my first holiday party tonight!

  181. Tatyana G says:

    We will be going to our friend’s house this year again. Their house is always full of family and friends, and lots of kids. And Santa makes an appearance every year to treat all the kids with a toy.

  182. Sam says:

    Best Drugstore product this year is Wet n’ Wild “I Need Refresh-Mint” nail polish.

  183. Erica says:

    i need to buy one of those chocolate countdown calendars today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  184. Nicole says:

    Still looking for that perfect red lipstick…

  185. Heather says:

    You were right about the Hourglass foundation brush. Love!!

    Happy weekend!

  186. tabbie says:

    Turning 50 Monday. $50 at Sephora would ease the sting a little.

  187. Amy D. says:

    I absolutely cannot wait to go home for Christmas.

  188. KJ says:

    Cat eye…always in style

  189. Hanna says:

    I would love to win!
    Hanna recently posted … Wear Christmas Decorating

  190. Danielle F. says:

    I will be headed back home for Christmas. I recently moved to another state so it will actually feel like a mini-vacation when I go home.

  191. monika says:

    Wish I could go snowboarding to Tahoe and that my skin would stop acting out… has nothing to do with another, or maybe????

  192. Sara P. says:

    I LOVE to ski!

  193. Jacquelyn says:

    The drugstore product of the year to me is the Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss! They are amazing and I bought three shades in Almond Crush, One Shine Day and Luminous Latte. They have been reached for ever since I bought them!

  194. Natalia says:

    Hi. Love your blog and wanna win.

  195. April C. says:

    I love your blog and I am addicted to twitter, make up, fashion and music:)

  196. Becca says:

    I need a holiday gift for me! ๐Ÿ˜€

  197. aradhana says:

    i’m not ready for christmas either…i can’t even believe it’s winter!!!!

  198. Isana says:

    this’ll make my sephora wish list 30% more affordable!

  199. Allisa says:

    I’m so not ready for the holidays. I didn’t realize it was December until I went out to Target today to find it packed full of shoppers with their lists in hand.

  200. Kim says:

    I really like Maybelline’s Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara, which is my top drugstore pick this year.

  201. Kerry says:

    Tabs! Tabs! Tabs! Sephora!

  202. Caitlin says:

    I am visiting my sister for the holidays.

  203. Mai says:

    Had a fantastic dinner out tonight, but am now doing work in my fuzzy pajamas with a serious smoky eye on, lol!

  204. Rosie says:

    It’s December and it’s my birthday month and I can get my Sephora birthday gift! Last year they ran out by the time my birthday came around, so I better move quick

  205. cara says:

    Best drugstore product for me is definately L’oreal mascaras!

  206. Catherine says:

    I call my cockapoo puppy “Ollie Boo Boo Cha” and he likes it! ;D

  207. TrippyPixie says:

    I’ve never been skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating before. It’s basically an unwritten rule in my house that I’m not allowed to do any of these things, since I’m such a klutz. I’d probably injure myself somehow. XD

  208. Anna says:

    Best drugstore product is NYX’s blush in Taupe for sculpting!

  209. Emma says:

    Just picked up a Stila liquid lip colour in Muse and i am OBSESSED!! Guess I’d better start putting my pennies towards gifts for others now that it’s December… Oops!

  210. Jessica says:

    I hope this year I get White Christmas!

  211. jess says:

    I love your blog! It’s informative, witty, and cat-tastic! And let me just say that your photoshop prowess is something to aspire to! ๐Ÿ™‚ I suppose I’ll take this time now to tell my favorite drugstore beauty product…burt’s bees tinted lip balms, the ones in the cardboard tubes and brown packaging. they’re creamy and add the perfect amount of day wear color. I just saw that some new colors came out, in fact the bees line just came out with a whole new lip range, I would love it if you reviewed it! Thanks for this gift card opportunity!! Happy holidays!!

  212. Boo says:

    I get very resistant about entering shopping centers in December – online shopping is the way to go!

  213. Nora says:

    I love this weather
    Doesn’t feel like winter at all

  214. jane says:

    just saw skyfall. great movie!

  215. Caitie says:

    Other parties, yes, but I’m still trying to decide if my work party is worth going to or not!

  216. Jenny D says:

    The Sephora in the Eaton Centre moved and supposedly has all kinds of stuff the other stores don’t – a MUFE boutique, Julep, and more. I’d love an excuse to go down and check it out.

  217. stacy says:

    Not quite in the spirit but am getting there. Watched Elf as we decorated the tree. I KNOW SANTA! Yes, I could easily find some things at Sephora to perk up my looks for the holidays.

  218. stacy says:

    Not quite in the spirit but am getting there. Watched Elf as we decorated the tree. I KNOW SANTA! Yes, I could easily find some things at Sephora to perk up my looks for the holidays

  219. MDS says:

    Just watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Now how many times have I done that?

  220. Puneet says:

    Loving my Tarte carried away kit

  221. Rosa says:

    So many pretty things I want at Sephora, especially all the holiday kits. Thanks!

  222. Hannah Leigh says:

    Just picked up some Mac lipglass in Boy Bait…. Now it’s time for this girl to hook a nice man!

    Happy holidays ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

  223. Annie says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs!
    Here in China (where the internet is painfully slow and censored, but thank goodness that MBB isn’t blocked!), Christmas is becoming a bigger and bigger thing.
    I’d love cosmetics as gifts from my friends but my local Sephora and Walmart only carry SUPER expensive imported makeup!
    I’ll be visiting America during winter break, and with that $50 gift card, the NAKED palette is mine! hehe :3
    Happy Holidays and be well! <3

  224. Judy says:

    I’m officially the crazy cat person in my family now…every time i talk to family members on the phone it’s about my kitty cat haha

  225. Grace says:

    Definitley need a make up shopping fix!

  226. Stef Smith says:

    Peppermint Mocha Frappuccinos make my heart happy, as does a sleeping kitty on my lap! Put them both together, and it’s heaven!

  227. Joy P. says:

    Time flies so fast I can’t believe it’s already December! I’m not yet ready, lol

  228. Amy Z says:

    Best drugstore find this year – Revlon Lip Butters!!

  229. Lynn says:

    Got a tree today! So excited to decorate it with my girls. And I totally plan on doing it in full makeup. ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. Daniella says:

    I bought myself an early Christmas gift, an ADORABLE folding bike!! I love it so much. I already named it Pli (which is French for ‘fold’) going to try to incorporate a daily bike ride for a portion of my work commute.
    And snowboard vs skiing..I wish I could snowboard, I tried and wound up with a black and blue left buttcheek. I stick to skiing the bunny slope all day. I ski like a slowpoke but I love it.

  231. Elena says:

    AHHHH!!!! SOOOO not ready for it to be December!! Scrambling to write my final papers for grad school(on a study break now :)) and trying to get all my Christmas shopping done. BTW Karen, you look awesome in the Benefit World Famous Neutrals post!

  232. Bells says:

    I’ve skied and snowboarded but I prefer skiing! I hope I can go again this year!

  233. Krista says:

    Liz: His name is Black Dennis? That is racist!
    Dennis: Yeah right Liz, the guy with the black son’s racist.

  234. cyndee says:

    I found a great new line of lipsticks and blushes. Susan Thompson Cosmetics.
    Love, love, love the lipstick Madelyn the best but also love Cleo.

  235. Mina says:

    I hope I win!

  236. Mandy says:

    I love Christmas!

  237. Rita says:

    I’m going to be in Asia for Christmas and I’m so excited!

  238. Rebecca says:

    Let me think…first Xmas party for me and hubby this year. He previously worked at small companies who didn’t have parties, and I’ve been a public servant since graduating university, so we don’t have Xmas parties, since it would be at the taxpayers expense.

  239. Barbara says:

    Love the Sephora gingerbread house! I’d get some Philosophy Eggnog Shower Gel if I won.

  240. Bunny says:

    I’m wearing Cult Nails Afterglow polish, it’s a pinky-bronze. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it but, I do!

  241. Barbara says:

    Sephora contest!! Awesome. My favorite drugstore products are the L’Oreal mascaras. Best ever, including high end brands.

  242. Jackee S. says:

    I need ideas on a new eyebrow pencil. Any suggestions?

  243. Pua says:

    Wow! What a great prize! I don’t know if I’d spend $50 on presents… or myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  244. Bernice says:

    I can’t wait until my exams and papers are done and over with!

  245. chari says:

    Thanks for this,

  246. Melissa says:

    I just bought a Prius! But not for hippy reasons.

  247. Victoria says:

    I am so excited to go Christmas shopping!

  248. Hey thanks for continuing with this giveaway hope I can win this time! It will be great to buy me a Christmas gift!

  249. eRiN says:

    I’m watching Toddlers & Tiaras with this look on my face D:

  250. Karyn says:

    I grew up in a country with warm climate all year round. Hot and sunny weather = no snow. So being a college student here in the US gave me the opportunity to experience winter. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only been skiing once so I spent most of my time falling on my butt or trying to get up. But, it was still an enjoyable experience and I’d love to go again this winter!

  251. Becky says:

    Tis the season

  252. layla says:

    I’m wearing a gorgeous deep purple on my nails by Rimmel. Its perfect for the cold season!

  253. I am actually living in alaska now! and i have yet to do any sight seeing haa which will happen soon HOPEFULLY! i do ski though! my favorite drugstore brand at them moment is wet n wild!! LOVE LOVE! high quality low price! ๐Ÿ˜€ <3 i do snowboard though! super fun!

  254. lauretta says:

    I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. Karen K says:

    Happy December everyone!

  256. Dahlia says:

    Revlon kissable balm stains are my hands down favorite drugstore product of the year

  257. Anna says:

    Heyyyyy I would love to win!!

  258. Nikki says:

    My top favorite drugstore makeup is the Loreal Infallible eyeshadows. I have really oily lids, and they are the only ones that really last on my lids and look amazing.

  259. HK says:

    All these pictures of makeup make me obsessed about buying things I don’t need, but totally WANT!

  260. Sue C. says:

    Some of my favorite drugstore beauty products are from the Salma Hayek Nuance line at CVS – skincare, haircare, and make-up.

  261. Ashley says:

    Hangin with the bf and the cat!!

  262. Tiffany says:

    I was at Sephora today with a peppermint mocha in my left hand, and making swatches with my right. It was awesome!

    I still didn’t use my $20 VIB GC though. =(

  263. Naomi says:

    I can’t wait to start holiday shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw, I like your Twitter header image!

  264. MJ says:

    I snowboard…badly. XD

  265. Shannon says:

    My favorite lipstick is MAC Lady Danger because I love me a bold orangey red!

  266. Brenda says:

    Ive been working so hard, the semester is almost over and I can not wait!! degree is almost at hand!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  267. I’ve decided to be more adventurous with my everyday makeup looks so I’ve been wearing pinks and berries — such a pretty combinations!

  268. Kim Davis says:

    I’m really into glitter polishes this time of year.

  269. Deanna G. says:

    Happy December!

  270. Sarah says:

    Hey! I blogged last night about my childhood fascination – the Christmas lights. It’s a simple post but a fav of mine.

    I think Marmalade looked innocent but Tabs looked hard. That was a tough decision.


  271. Anna says:

    I snowboard

  272. Bonnie says:

    My school’s Christmas party is in two weeks, and then it’s just one more week until break! Hooray! ๐Ÿ˜€

  273. Jenny says:

    Today my boyfriend and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. I don’t ever like to make a big deal of things, but I suppose this would be a good opportunity. It’s been tough, but I love his goofy butt. I hope you’ve been having a good weekend, too! We went out for sushi. I think you should, too. =)

  274. Amaris says:

    My favorite beauty products are Maybelline mascaras ๐Ÿ™‚

  275. Heather says:

    Most embarrassing xmas party moment:
    I drank eggnog for the first time today and it was a bit strong. I said aloud, “Is there alcohol in eggnog?” and some old guys I didn’t know snorted and said “yes, there is” in a rather sardonic manner. They made me feel like such a newbie!

  276. Nikki A says:

    I love Revlon lip butters!

  277. Theresa says:

    I was going to say my favorite drugstore makeup was Black Radiance bake blushes but now I’m falling a bit in love with the Nyx matte cream in Antwerp! Drugstore has some awesome stuff!

  278. I really like Bourjois!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Sneak preview: Spring 2013 Forecast at MAC

  279. Emelia says:

    So blessed to be celebrating Christmas with my family this year. I’m graduating college next year, so this is probably the last Christmas that I will be living at home and opening my stocking on Christmas morning with my brother and sister.

  280. Iris says:

    I’m loving that Sephora gingerbread house!

  281. shyma says:

    I love cheesecake!!!!

  282. Vanessa says:

    Sooo excited that its finally December! ๐Ÿ™‚

  283. Chanelle says:

    Best drugstore product? Maybelline Color Tattoos and Revlon Kissable Balm Stains!

  284. Wynell Rozier says:

    Im wearing milani sunset blush

  285. Sparkle says:

    My favourite makeup look this week was a very thick bold wing eyeliner .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  286. Rose says:

    Happy December! It’s definitely looking like Christmas in our neighborhood with everyone putting up decorations! Fortunately our pets are nice and don’t try to attack anything! Does Tabs like to “help” you decorate?

  287. Emily says:

    I’ve been wearing pearl/opal colors on my nails. I think they look nice all year round ๐Ÿ™‚

  288. Monique says:

    Just decorated me and my fiancee’s apartment for the holidays! Our first together ๐Ÿ™‚

  289. Faiza Qaiser says:

    I am trying to lose weight, so far i am unsuccessful because i am stuffing myself with pastries because i am on a ban from buying makeup , and it makes me sad , very sad ๐Ÿ™

  290. Jennifer says:

    I just had surgery on my knee on Friday and am out of the haze of pain killer and the first thing I want to do? Come to YOUR blog and win! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jennifer recently posted … Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

  291. stephanie says:

    I am really loving Essie’s Penny Talk. Such a pretty color!

  292. Sandi says:

    I need a new blush/bronzer from Sephora to brighten up my face during the LONG winter months!!

  293. Nicolle says:

    My makeup look has been pretty natural this week because I just started a new job!

  294. Missy M. says:

    There’s always something I need at sephora

  295. Staci says:

    I am a Sephora addict!

  296. Lexi says:

    After finally completing my grad school app yesterday, I treated myself to two things: ordered the UD Naked Basics from their site, and went for a pedi. After the pedi when I was at the drying station, they had the OPI Germany collection sitting there and I tested Berlin There, Done That – and loved it. I went to evilbay and ordered straight away.

  297. NeenaJ says:

    Just got some of that Tatcha gentle exfoliant. My face is so soft! They’re having 20% off thru 12/4, BTW.

  298. Shang J. says:

    My favourite drugstore beauty product at the moments is Maybelline Studio Gel Eye Liner. x

  299. Deborah says:

    Olay Complete SPF 15, Sensitive formula – best SPF moisturizer I’ve used yet!

  300. Khalilah says:

    Have a niceday

  301. jackie says:

    Just started a beauty blog ๐Ÿ™‚ More just for me right now, so it’s pretty small

  302. Shannon says:

    best drugstore beauty product of the year: Dove dry shampoo!! loooove that stuff.

  303. Icequeen81 says:

    My Favorited drugstore pick this year, is a essence liquid highlighter.

  304. Amy says:

    Best drugstore pick sally hansen nail polish.

  305. Sela Freuler says:

    Oo, Sephora, how addictive you are to me….

  306. mariella says:

    i’m wearing Orly’s prince charming ๐Ÿ˜‰ so pretty brownish color ๐Ÿ™‚

  307. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I love New Year’s Eve.

  308. Emily says:

    Love Revlon’s balm stains. Just got my second one!

  309. Alexis D. says:

    Best Drugstore product of the year for me would have to be the Revlon lip butters!!! Those things are magic! <3

  310. Lena says:

    soo sleepy today

  311. E. says:

    Just bought Dior’s Diorific lipstick in “Lady” – and it’s worth the splurge!

  312. anne says:

    awesome site…love giveaways…especially at stores i love!!!

  313. romina says:

    LOve your that you publish beautiful pictures ๐Ÿ˜€

  314. terry says:

    No Christmas for me coz I have exams…

  315. Debbie says:

    So sleepy!

  316. Liz says:

    The drugstore product I’ve been loving lately is Nivea creme in the tin. I keep it in the top drawer of my nightstand and put it on my hands before bed.

  317. Petya says:

    Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve been wearing red colors on my nails.

  318. Leslie Cruz says:

    Egg nog and silver eyeshadow is perrrfect yhis time of year! I pictured Tabs saying that Lol

  319. Today I wore NYX Powder blush in Mocha on my cheeks and MAC Cremesheen glass in Galaxy Rose on my lips. I’m in love with NYX Mocha!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Hauls :,

  320. Leslie Cruz says:

    Egg nog and silver eyeshadow is perrrfect this time of year! I pictured Tabs saying that Lol

  321. Leslie Cruz says:

    Egg nog lattes and silver-ish eyeshadows are perrrfect this time of year! I pictured Tabs saying that Lol

  322. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Today I’m rocking NARS Lhasa eyeshadow!

  323. angela says:

    I snowboard. Couldn’t get into skiing. But I haven’t snowboarded in a really long time.

  324. Jennifer Pham says:

    Finals season is almost over! I’m so excited for homework-free days ahead!

  325. Ann says:

    It is rainy and windy in Detroit.

  326. Julia says:

    My favorite drugstore product has to be Sonia Kashuk brushes. They are at Target and are the best quality for such a reasonable price.

  327. heather carman says:

    woka woka! I love sephora

  328. Cynthia F. says:

    I love Christmas! I’m burning holiday scented candles while I decorate.

  329. irini says:

    I snowboard ๐Ÿ˜€

  330. Darlene says:

    Love decorating for the holidays!

  331. Tina says:

    It’s raining like mad!

  332. LilyM says:

    So excited for the holidays!

  333. Stacey says:

    Loving this holiday season and love sephora!

  334. Torrie says:

    I tried a holiday-inspired eyeshadow combo this week that turned out to be really pretty. I used shimmery silver and cranberry with a little deep plum at the outer corner.

  335. christine says:

    My favorite items from the drugstore are Milani blushes and the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer. I happily reach for these products over some of the more pricey stuff.

  336. Joy says:

    I’ve been expanding my lip color collection this year with mainly drugstore brands and so far have not been disappointed.

  337. Amanda J. says:

    My makeup has been pretty bland this week! Finals at school, wahhhh!

  338. chava says:

    love anything and everything nyx!!

  339. Alix says:

    Having Chinese food for lunch!

  340. Karla a. says:

    Woo! Walking dead is on tonight!

  341. Bhevarri says:

    I’ve really been loving NYX liquid liners of all sorts recently. They have SO DAMN MANY! And they’re all awesome!

  342. Veronica says:

    Glittery shadows are definitely my go-to for the holidays! That, and a red/berry lip ๐Ÿ™‚

  343. Georgette says:

    Happy weekend!

  344. Yukari says:

    After seeing your FOTD I really want Benefit’s Most Glamorous Nudes Ever kit!

  345. Elena says:

    I’m gonna get married in 2 months and nothing is ready.

  346. Gabby says:

    The best makeup remover is still Vaseline!

  347. Katie says:

    I’ve been adding to my Stanford-themed manicure every week for a few weeks now – it’s my superstition for the end of the college football season. I started with a cardinal red base for week one (China Glaze Adventure Red-y), added two glitter accent stripes on my left hand the second week (China Glaze Glistening Snow), then put a rose-shaped decal for the Pac-12 Championship game (since the winner goes to the Rose Bowl). It seems to have worked, yay! Now I just have to think of something creative to do for the actual Rose Bowl game…

  348. Jennifer L says:

    I painted my nails a festive red, and then I took a soak in my friend’s hot tub the next day. When I emerged the polish was half gone. So, don’t do that.

  349. Mireya says:

    Trying out two different primers – Hourglass mineral primer and Korres antiaging primer. I like them both but the Hourglass seems to stay flawless looking a lot longer.

  350. Saddy says:

    Wearing a dark purple from E.L.F. on my nails. It goes on so smooth and rich, despite the cheap price tag.
    Saddy recently posted … Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper have their knowledge of…

  351. Sophie says:

    I really like dior amber diamond highlighter

  352. Lisa H. says:

    The Sephora Gloss Lab kit has caught my eye.

  353. Vnssa906 says:

    Watching “Forrest Gump”

  354. jaymie says:

    I’m really getting into glitter eyeliners (liquid). My favorite are Too Faced Starry Eyeliners! They are so fun!

  355. Eileen says:

    I actually went to a Christmas party last night! I wish it was snowing though :'( we’ve normally had snow where I live in Canada by now… I do have my eye on the tarte carried away set and the tarte eyeliner set though.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  356. Crystal says:

    My family hasn’t picked out a Christmas tree yet =( It’s actually gotten me a little sad since there’s only so many more days till Christmas Day and time goes by so fast. Gotta get everyone out of the house today (hopefully) to finally pick one up.

  357. jaymie says:

    Im really into glitter eyeliners (liquid)! They aresfun!my favorite are Too Faced Starry Eyes eyeliner ๐Ÿ™‚

  358. ali says:

    ooh I really want the vice palette

  359. Katherine says:

    I love my manicure right now – Essie Lady Like with Essie A Cut Above on top!

  360. Kim says:

    I’m wearing black polish with the new Sephora by OPI “It’s real 18 K gold ” top coat on my nails. Gorgeous!

  361. elia says:

    I’m not ready for Christmas either!

  362. Anne says:

    My mom’s a little crazy when my dad’s away on business trips.

  363. I started a blog site today… focused on reading books but I had to pay homage to my favorite colored lipstick in the bunch… Ruby Woo lover! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Toya

  364. christine says:

    Hi Karen, happy Sunday! I’m excited for Christmas and for winter scents in the stores.

  365. JMay says:

    I love ski!!!

  366. Maria says:

    taking a break from studying to check your site:) Happy December!

  367. Lisa rodriguez says:

    I cant wait for the holidays parties because of the dress and the exciting possibilities on the make up! …..Tweeted it!

  368. Thu says:

    Hope I win…would live to use it to try the BeautyBlender!

  369. Carmen says:

    Love your site and your quirky comments, Karen! Had minor surgery on Friday so am just chillin and browsing my favorite sites.

  370. Lydia says:

    I think the best drugstore product is Loreal Voluminous Mascara!

  371. melissa says:

    wearing ulta brand set the nude on my nails :):)!

  372. LauraA says:

    Favorite makeup this week has been stand-out, notice-me lip color. Generally have been using a NYX jumbo lip pencil for base layer with MAC Cremesheen glass on top. Have a variety in each color, and love to mix and match them.

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

  373. Kasiah says:

    My tree is up and I’m awaiting presents!

  374. Beth says:

    I don’t understand why cotton balls come in resealable bags but breakfast cereal does not.

  375. Jeena says:

    I love my Christmas-themed nails!

  376. bruna louise says:

    Xmas makes me sad… I don’t really know why. But I love the presents!! ^^

  377. Lyndsay says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, but I’d definitely like to try. I have been trying to talk my boyfriend into spending a weekend at a lodge. We would probably just end up drinking cocoa in front of a fire, haha.

  378. Rebecca says:

    Regrettably, when you become The Mom, Christmas is stressful and a lot of work, not just fun and magical. Nobody spends any time wracking their brains figuring out exactly what I want and while I love drawings and clay paperweights, I really want cashmere socks and a new wallet.

  379. K. says:

    Looking forward to lots of glitter this holiday season- Christmas always makes me want to sparkle until the new year!

  380. Laurel says:

    I went to a work holiday party last night wearing the most sparkly shoes I own and rocking a red lip! Love!

  381. Janet says:

    Another cute gif you made, love the image ๐Ÿ™‚

  382. Regina says:

    I cant believe the weather here in VA. It was 65 today (Dec 1) and supposed to be 70 tomorrow.

  383. Christine says:

    Your posts always leave a smile on my face Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  384. Lisa says:

    I grew up in CO, so I used to ski and snowboard, but since moving to the flatlands, I haven’t ๐Ÿ™

  385. Michelle says:

    I love lazy Sundays.

  386. Tierra says:

    I love to ski, and would love to learn snowboarding too. Just don’t get nearly enough chances! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  387. Angela R. says:

    YAY! It’s December!! My favorite time of the year!!:-D

  388. Vikki says:

    This would be a great present to give my daughter.

  389. Kim says:

    I’m in love with the Revlon balm stains. I love how they’re big crayons. I also love the eggnog shakes and the christmas lights this time of year. I just wish it wasn’t so stressful lol.

  390. Jane says:

    I’m not ready for Christmas yet either, but there’s always time to enter the Sephora contest.

  391. Nina says:

    can’t believe it’s already december!

  392. LC says:

    I’m hitting up Sephora tomorrow to use my VIB coupon. Can’t wait to get some new tweezers and handcream!

  393. Amy Fain says:

    I never win anything anyway…

    -Charlie Brown

  394. Katrina says:

    A new Sephora just opened in the Eaton’s Centre! I’ve promised myself a trip there as a reward for finishing my end of term research paper on beetles. BEETLES!

  395. A.J. says:

    Love your blog!! I make an effort to read it daily, but I never bother to enter the Sephora giveaway. Today I figured, wth. Keep up the great work!

  396. LaShonda W says:


    I would love to give Sephora a try. A lot of my makeup comes from drugstores and would be cool to try something fancy for a change.

  397. Liz says:

    Best drugstore product is l’oreal million lashes. It’s amazing. Definitely in the top 3 best mascaras I’ve ever used.

  398. Diane says:

    I’m not quite over Thanksgiving either, so I’m wearing a cranberry color on my nails. Later this week though, I plan to do green sparkles (OPI’s Fresh Frog of Bel-air from last year’s Muppets collection). I like doing green instead of red since it’s a less common choice.

  399. Wayne says:

    Saw a gingerbread house made by someone in Australia. It’s still a winter scene ๐Ÿ™‚

  400. BB says:

    My fave drug store beauty products of the year are Maybelline Color Tattoos and Revlon Lip Butters.

  401. Alli says:

    I just got all three of Sugarpill’s bright bright palettes, and they’re amazing! I’m going to cautiously incorporate some brights into my everyday makeup.

  402. Cristy says:

    We payed for the Alarm system in our new house! Next step the kitchen but it’s in 5 or 6 months, we need to save! And the list goes on: Closets, floor for the bedrooms….

  403. Nikita says:

    I’m still on vacation mode from my T-giving trip to Orlando, so it’s hard for me to get back to work mode ๐Ÿ™ But I’m trying! I just need to focus on crossing tasks off my list. I hope everyone is having a happy beginning of December!

  404. Lesleyk says:

    The Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eye shadows and the L’Oreal Infallible shadows are my favorite drugstore products often year. Love ’em!

  405. Sophie C. says:

    Can’t wait for the semester to be over!

  406. Annika says:

    My favorite new product and something I wore today is Dior-Diorshow Iconic Mascara. amazing!!

  407. DMB says:

    Me and my cc love Sephora!

  408. Liz says:

    I’m going to have to do a no-buy for the rest of the month. Beauty is breakin the bank.

  409. Hannah says:

    Ooh, I love red wine!

  410. Rosemarie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway-I’d love to buy a Christmas gift for my mom with the gift card! ๐Ÿ™‚

  411. C R Williams says:

    There are a lot of entires but I am always hopeful!

  412. jane says:

    I just got home from a holiday party and I got nail polish from a gift swap

  413. Chelsey says:

    December = Ruby Pumps on my nails all month!

  414. timsy says:

    I snowboard…. very poorly. very.

  415. Hanna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway bbz! :3 Btw, this constant rain and wind is making me look like a hot mess everyday. I’ve had to minimize my makeup usage ๐Ÿ™

  416. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I want to buy all the holiday makeup gift sets for myself.. I will get something else for everyone I love. ๐Ÿ˜€

  417. KaylaP says:

    I was suppose to go to my job’s Christmas party yesterday but the forces that be prevented me from going…I got the flu! ๐Ÿ™

  418. Sabah says:

    I’ve become obsessed with makeup and I blame your blog.

  419. Kelly says:

    Happy holidays!

  420. @PiratePigg says:

    I got my mum a Versace Bright Crystal rollerball when the ITKIT code was on Sephora so I could have that for myself. I think the rollerball will go over well though.

  421. Hazel says:

    ‘The Rise of the Guardians’ was an awesome movie. You guys should all go see it!

  422. Rozae says:

    I don’t mind the rain but the cold is giving my skin a run for extra moisturizer!

  423. Annaham says:

    Just bought the UD Smoked 24/7 Eyeliner set!

  424. Peggy Chung-Wan says:

    Are you ready for Christmas? I am not. Hope you and Tabs are doing well.

  425. Erica Cho says:

    I just ran into your site and glad I did! Great job! Also, if I won, I would buy the OPI Man with the Golden Gun gold foil polish!

  426. jane says:

    I just got home from a holiday party and I got nail polish frome a gift swap

  427. I’m wearing Ninja Polish Hanukkah Floam on my nails!
    OrangeLipstickBlog recently posted … Get Carried Away with tarte this holiday season!

  428. jenn s. says:

    Okay, call me super late to the party, but I finally caved and bought the UD Naked 1 palette for myself w/ my BI discount @ Sephora. I am having a blast trying out different eye looks and I cannot believe it took me this long to try this amazing palette! Also bought UD’s YDK shadow to go with the palette since I’m not overly crazy about the Naked 2 palette (will be buying Snakebite too!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  429. Danielle says:

    My goal for December is to wear all my red lipsticks!

  430. Kristina says:

    My brain is so overwhelmed right now I can’t think of an answer to any of your questions. ๐Ÿ™

  431. Bel P. says:

    I love wearing my Revlon lip butter in Fig Jam, finally a lip butter that actually suits my complexion!

  432. Kimberly says:

    It’s almost Christmas!

  433. Jules says:

    Thanks so much for hosting such a fun giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜€

  434. Amanda says:

    i absolutely love your photoshopping skills :]

  435. ashley says:

    love all the posts! ive been on here a couple weeks now and this is my go to blog because im obsessed with makeup! <3

  436. vickyhoang says:

    fresh christmas trees smells so amaaazing! have you picked one out yet or are you using a reusable one? ๐Ÿ™‚

  437. Liz says:

    I really need to stop buying myself stuff when I go shopping for Christmas gifts…

  438. cristina says:

    Make my year, I want this!

  439. ashley macias says:

    Im loving a deep berry lip color this fall!

  440. My husband does not offer me this kind of gift hahahaha
    Kisses Karen&Tabs

  441. Agata says:

    I am going to a holiday party at my husband’s work. I have never met most of these people so it’s kinda stressful, lol.

    I had a good weekend, still pretty sick but on Saturday I went out with my friends to celebrate my birthday (it’s coming up on the 6th, yay!) and that was a lot of fun and I was off on Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ me and hubby put up Christmas lights outside. The house looks quite festive ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite make up look was with my new Urban Decay ACDC eyeshadow,that I got for my birthday, it’s a beautiful purple color and I wore it yesterday.

  442. Marta Sousa says:

    I absolutely love your blog!! Kisses from Portugal! ๐Ÿ™‚


  443. Meena says:

    My top favorite drugstore makeup is the Loreal HIP eyeshadows.

  444. Yi Yi says:

    love your blog Karen!

  445. MelodyJ says:

    I wearing Orly Shimmering Mauve. I’m getting over the flu but still tired.

  446. Jessica says:

    I live in Michigan and it’s been 50 out these past few days…crazy warm weather for us!

  447. Claudia N. says:

    I can’t wait to go snowboarding!

  448. Vaso says:

    I love Sephora!

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