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

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Isana! Congratulations, Isana! 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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two ways to win a $50 eCard from sephora

Why, yes! That’s me reading like a real, live grownup at my new dining room table. ๐Ÿ™‚


And it only took three years! (But I keep reminding myself that three years is better than never.)

The table was delivered yesterday, so I’m still breaking it in…which is very important work, I’ll have you know. Lots of coffee, tea and reading to be done and consumed.

two ways to win a $50 eCard from sephora

Perfect time to catch up on my Entertainment Weekly subscription and start a new book on the Kindle (Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn).

I’m also taking BECCA’s new Radiant Skin Satin Foundation out for another spin ($42)…

beca radiant skin satin finish foundation

The makings of a nice morning

It’s a medium-coverage liquid foundation with a mostly matte finish and the faintest whisper of shine, and it’s available in 18 shades, from a fair ivory-beige called Porcelain to a deep neutral brown called Cacao.

I’ve been wearing it in Bamboo, a tan, yellowish beige, which sits in right about the middle of the shade range, for the past few days.

“This sophisticated silicone emulsion contains sebum-absorbing properties that provide a perfectly natural look and even complexion all day. The soft, smooth texture glides on seamlessly, reducing imperfections with buildable coverage that easily blends over the skin for a radiant finish.

The formula contains Ejitsu Rose, which helps to improve elasticity and radiance while providing anti-inflammatory properties; mineral pigments that help color stay true on the skin; and vitamin E to enhance moisture retention while protecting against pollution and free-radical damage.”

So far I’m into it. It’s certainly lightweight and comfortable, so I feel like my skin can still breathe, and I like how well it evens things out without looking like I’m wearing a ton of makeup.

Seems to be a good foundation for days like today when I just want to chill out, if you know what I mean. It’s available now at Sephora stores and online at and

And speaking of Sephora! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tabs would like me to remind you of two things today — 1) that Sephora is one of his favorite places in the whole wide world, and 2) that if you win this week’s $50 eGift card, he’d do a much better job of modeling your new makeup treasures than Marmalade would.

Yeah, I dunno what that business is about… I try to stay out of the cat politicking that goes on around the house.

This week’s Sephora eGift card giveaway starts in three, two, one…

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 go-to foundation for a natural look and why do you love it? Do your pets get along with each other? What are you reading at the moment? Coffee or tea? Describe your favorite room in your home. Are you wearing sweats right now? — 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 9, 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 Isana! Congratulations, Isana! 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, 466 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Hazel says:

    It’s our first anniversary weekend. Happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. mindy says:

    I would love to win this gift card ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. leetal says:

    first day of channukah, let the festivities begin!

  4. Kelly says:

    My favourite room is the kitchen right now because it’s my office.

  5. Lauren Peabody says:

    Coffee, coffee, coffee!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Avery says:

    Happy Caturday!

  7. Brianna says:

    I’m about to go on a Sephora run right now! Maybe I should wait until later this weekend. . . :P. Also, Tabs is so cute! I can’t have a kitty because my hubs is severely allergic. ๐Ÿ™

  8. quimerula says:


  9. AmyD says:

    ooh, the becca foundation looks intriguing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lavinia says:

    I loooove coffe! But hazelnut cappucino is great also ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Pam says:

    I would love this card so I could experiment with my makeup. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. denise says:

    Love your new dining room table and that’s a good picture of you and Tabs!

  13. Monika says:

    Beautyful table. Love the chairs and the benchy kind of thing:). Nice color and simple design…….great choice, Karen!

  14. Liz says:

    So, I just discovered Dr. Jart BB Cream and it is A.MA.ZING! I thought, “there’s no way a product that comes in one shade could ever work for someone as pale as me.” But I swear to god, when I put it on, I can SEE it whitening and it just blends in beautifully and naturally. I will need to upgrade to the full size and wear this everyday for the rest of my natural born life.

  15. LAURA says:

    Hi T-Money and K-Dawg!! I would love to win the Sephora Gift Card. I was reading your post about the Zella sweatshirt last night, Im itching to go to Nordie’s to pick one up for myself. Thanks Karen! You have the best beauty blog out there I read it everyday.

  16. Agata says:

    I love your new table!

    Tea or coffee? I think you know the answer…

    As far as foundation I really really like YSL new foundation, it’s not full coverage foundation but it makes your skin look flawless. Have you tired it yet?

  17. Johanna says:

    Your website is frickon awesome! The make up reviews are invaluable and I have purchased many an item based on your say so. Make up is my guilty pleasure, well one of them (closely followed by cheese and chocolate) not together but practically simultaneously when the need arises. Your ‘wingmog’ Tabs makes me smile and it is so fab that he is involved. I have a border terrier (terrorist) canine companion that insists on involvement. This evening I was wrapping some Xmas gifts (to post abroad) not because I am super efficient, don’t want you to get the wrong idea! In fact I have missed the deadline for international postage, which I do year in, year out ….but hey, that’s how I roll ๐Ÿ™‚ anyway I digress, wrapping paper to him is simply irresistible and frankly at various points it was sheer luck that he didn’t end up bubble wrapped himself. Anyway keep up the good work Karen, you and The Tabster rock! Thanks.

  18. Missy M says:

    Tea- Darjeeling or peppermint please

  19. Sienna says:

    totally wearing sweats right now!

  20. Michelle L says:

    Marmalade is nothing compared to you Tabs!

  21. karen says:

    wearing pjs and a hershey park hoodie!! last minute cramming for finals ๐Ÿ™

  22. @PiratePigg says:

    Tea always wins over coffee, that was one of my favorite things about visiting Britain.

  23. Amy M. says:

    I went to sephora today and picked up the bare escentuals fired up kit and new ready foundation. Can’t wait to play with it. I love reading your blog. Keep up the good work.

  24. Katherine says:

    I’m still in my pajamas. It’s time to get up and moving!

  25. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Yep i’m wearing vs pink sweats right now.

  26. leetal says:

    first day of channukah, let the festivities begin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I love chamomile and pomegranate tea! Great antioxidant

  28. Alison says:

    My two cats get along, but I don’t think they want me to know that! If I catch them cuddling, they always get up and run away!

  29. May says:

    I love the Tarte tinted moisturizer for everyday!

  30. Anna says:

    Gorgeous table, and I love the colour of the wall! Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Kimberly says:

    I get to go back home today after my last final later. I’m so excited!

  32. Brooke says:

    I recently re-discovered Laura Mercier’s Oil Free TM, used with her foundation primer. LOVE!

  33. Heidi says:

    Tea, all the way. Just finished a cup of pumpkin spice green tea, as a matter of fact.

  34. E. says:

    Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and at night.

  35. Brittany says:

    My go to foundation is NARS sheer glow in Stromboli! It’s the only foundation I’ve found that is a perfect olive match for my skin! I would love to win a sephora gift card to pick up the matching Stromboli powder!

  36. aclearcutsign says:

    It’s the weekend, and yes, the sweatpants are on!

  37. Sandy says:

    Coffee AND tea ( but not at the same time!)….depending on my mood. Oolong is my fave tea and I like strong, black coffee with no additives for the most part. Keeps things pretty simple! Love your new table too!

  38. jaymie says:

    I am not much of a foundation person but i am loving The Face Shop Aqua bb cream. When I am in the mood for foundation I use MAC face and body. And definitely tea, well, tea lattes from Coffee Bean ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Aquanetta says:

    A Neiman Marcus SA matched me to the wrong shade of Armani Maestro foundation because middle shades = medium skin tone. Totally not true. So I walked around Las Vegas all day looking sick and weird with the pink toned 5.5. Then I went to the Sephora in the Forum Shops where they have Armani Maestro and the SA not only matched me to the correct shade (4), but gave me a sample as well.

  40. Kris Cameron says:

    Ok so #1 Gone Girl is crazzzzyyyyyyy good. You’ll love it. #2 my go to natural foundation is still mac face and body – love it! For daytime errand running its Boscia BB cream or LM tinted moisturizer.

  41. TrippyPixie says:

    I hate both coffee and tea. I like hot chocolate, but I can only have it occasionally because milk makes me sick. I just drink Sprite and other clear pops instead.

  42. Stephanie says:

    I totally agree with your Nutella obsession, it’s so much better then peanut butter!!!

  43. Roxanne says:

    I’m almost 700 pages into ‘Gone with the Wind’. This is possibly the longest book I’ve ever read.

  44. Rose says:

    I can’t wait until break so I can read (and shop) to my heart’s content! Love your blog!

  45. Mandy Sark says:

    I am studying for my final that I have to take tomorrow. It is a bit gruesome, but after tomorrow I’m done until January!

  46. Charity S says:

    I am a MAC girl! It offers the best coverage, doesn’t clog my pores, and has so many shades to choose from.

  47. Melody says:

    I can’t wait to use my vib gift card for the holidays, excuse to haul a new foundation!

  48. Nicole says:

    I love your new dining table! Looks lovely.

  49. Louise says:

    I’m allergic to most foundations except for the mineral ones.. I love the Meow Cosmetics line because it’s skin friendly and has the perfect blend of yellow and beige. Usually the colors I come across in the popular brands are too olive or too orange =\

  50. Hannah S. says:

    It is now the season for my favorite perfume, BPAL’s Hellcat ๐Ÿ˜€

  51. marisol says:

    Tabs is sure keeping his eye on Marmalade.

  52. C R Williams says:

    This would an awesome gift

  53. Catie says:

    sephora rocks, I’m drinking coffee and thank you for this chance

  54. Sparkle says:

    I usually don’t wear a foundation. But when I wear, it is Mehron HD foundation. Cheap and pro, in my opinion .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Ashley Marie says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas!!!

  56. Amie F says:

    I love coffee and drink it daily. I like tea but don’t drink it often.

  57. Lisa K. says:

    Coffee! Morning & at the 4pm slump time. I recently started drinking it with unsweetened Almond milk instead of regular milk- & it’s great!

  58. katie says:

    I have yet to try anything from becca but it all looks pretty fantastic!

  59. Nancy says:

    I’m with tabs, Sephora is one of my favorite places!!

  60. Mandy says:

    22 yrs in the USA today!

  61. Margie says:

    2 more weeks of work and then my winter break begins!!

  62. Tina says:

    Thanks Karen for the opportunity again. I’m still lounging around in my pajamas and my hair is a mess but my makeup is beautifully done. Beauty addict problems lol.

  63. Joanna says:

    Favorite go to product for a natural look is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. This stuff is amazing!

  64. Sophie says:

    Does Tabs read also? My cats like Feline Weekly!

  65. April says:

    I’m still on the hunt for the perfect foundation. I feel like I’ve tried everything under the sun. I’m sure I’ll find one that works for me at some point >_<

  66. Debbie Keough says:

    I think you look wonderful with less makeup! Love of the moment: Loving Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara! Real bristles (not plastic) and grabs every lash. Give great length!

  67. Lynn says:

    I can’t seem to find a foundation that matches my skin color.. it’s either to beige/tan, comes of orangy, or to light/pale.
    I tried going to sephora when they had an event for the Skin Id thing but it was all booked up.

    and yes i’m wearing sweats… i don’t like the traditional Pjs and I hate wearing jeans at home

  68. Judy says:

    Ate half a loaf of a three cheese oval already… it’s gonna be a fat weekend haha

  69. My Two Small dogs DO NOT get along, I have a Yorkie (F) and a Papillon (M) the Younger dog which is the Male is VERY Friendly towards everyone including her, but she just can’t stand him especially if someone gives him more attention than her.

  70. lesleyk says:

    I love Lancome Fresh Wear Teint Idole foundation. So light and fresh!

  71. Lynn says:

    My favorite foundation is Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. I try other things sometimes, but my skin is so dry and flaky that TM is the only thing that works. I guess that’s ok–dry skin doesn’t come with breakouts of any kind, so I don’t need much coverage. Beautiful table, BTW! So classy and minimalist. Love!

  72. Tasnia says:

    I want a kitty like yours!

  73. Laura says:

    I love hot chocolate and Christmas music!

  74. Jamie C. says:

    I think I have always been more of a Coffee person, but I know it can truly damage your teeth and make them yellow, so now I’m not drinking coffee so If I ever crave it I might drink some hot cocoa now that it’s getting cold anyway. I sometimes drink Chamomile tea, but only if I can’t sleep or if I want to relax before I head to bed.

  75. Karen says:

    Ahhh, tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Qwendy says:

    Nice table! My latest foundation is YSL Long Wear, great color great finish. Must try that BB Cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Brittany k says:

    Tea! Tazo Awake for the win. I recently have been cheating with trader joes candy cane green tea though ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. N. Khadijah says:

    Hey Karen, i’m currently craving the Urban Decay Vice palette. Do you have it, do you think that it’s worth the $59 price tag? I’m trying to decide whether or not i should get it.

  79. Barbara S says:

    I love metallic lip gloss – regular lip gloss is just too quiet. With the sparkle of metallic shine, the lip catches the color and then catches the eye of others!!!

  80. Nicolle says:

    I am giving Mac face and body a try today…. Normally I wear a powder foundation, but was itching to try something new. It’s good to get out of a rut- whethers it’s foundation or dining room tables!

  81. hiiyooitscat says:

    I am watching Picture (Pitch) Perfect! Love this movie

  82. Veronica says:

    Definitely tea! Preferably green tea!

  83. Jacque says:

    Currently unemployed so a Sephora GC would be awesome! Also, you’ve inspired me to go to Trader Joe’s! Love your reviews and blog. Not usually a cat person, but Tabs is da’ bomb.

  84. Lisa Brown says:

    Thank you for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Andrea says:

    I have six dogs and two cats. My newest dog (Keira, whom I’ve had for over a year) absolutely hates my cats. We think she may have had a bad experience with cats in the past (we got her from the animal shelter which she had been at for seven months).

  86. Pam says:

    I just received a bottle of the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation – I’m hoping it will be a good foundation.

  87. Kate & Zena says:


  88. Daniella says:

    I am currently reading ‘team of rivals’ because I loved the Lincoln movie soo much!
    Congrats on your beautiful new table and chairs:)

  89. Krystal says:

    I’ve just started winter break (ugh, grad school), so have a little time for pleasure reading again! I’ve decided to re-read Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality.

  90. chasity says:

    I’m a bit of a foundation addict but my favorite is MUFE face and body i always get people complementing me on my skin and asking about my skin products.

  91. Jenny D says:

    Your new table is beautiful! And I love that Marmalade is hanging out with you too.

  92. KPrice says:

    I just finished reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. It was really good. I loved Gone Girl, except for the end. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway. Have a good weekend.

  93. Ana B. says:

    Karen you look so great at your new table. Just like you said, a real live grown-up! Job well done.

  94. Emilee says:

    reading the newest Stephanie Plum book right now!

  95. Renee says:

    I think that your highlights are so gorgeous on you and they complement your skin tone! I also want to get those BCBG black pants you posted about a while back but my budget doesn’t have room for that ๐Ÿ™

  96. Solangel says:

    I guess you could say my pets get along…under the rule of my cat, of course.

  97. Rachel says:

    My 2 cats get along pretty well unless they are jockeying for position on top of their cat tree!

  98. Amanda says:

    your giveaways make me smile!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  99. Linna says:

    Love the post but love the cat even more

  100. Melissa says:

    Tabs, Sephora is my favorite store in the whole wide world too! We should start a club!

  101. michelle j says:

    It would be an amazing hannukah present if I won this!!!

  102. Laura H says:

    Coffee -and- tea, but at the moment, a peppermint mocha. After spending all morning at the vet with kitty #2, I feel I deserve it!

  103. elia says:

    Hi! Like your new table,especially the bench seating. One of my fave things is to read while I sip on some coffee.

  104. musical says:

    Tabster is really enjoying the book, looks like :). And lady K, i can totally relate to you re: the joys of a new dining table ;).

  105. Fancie says:

    Lmaoo!! @ T Money & K Dawg. I just adore you two!

  106. Tiffanie says:

    I love your new table!

  107. Julia says:

    I love how Tabs is sitting on you lap in that picture!

  108. Gina G says:

    Congrats on the new dining room table! I hope I win, someone stole all my NARS products last weekend.

  109. Gail says:

    Only 1 more week and off for the rest of the year – Enjoy some great meals on that table – I think Tabs loves it!
    We tweet – or try to – so old for all this techy stuff – LOL

  110. MJ says:

    Wearing super comfy sweats~ And happy that they’re in the petite size so they’re not super long for me. ^^

  111. Kelly says:

    It’s finals week at university for me and I can’t wait for everything to be over!

  112. Sara says:

    I love your personality Karen…you have a great attitude and a lively sense of humor. Your blog enriches my life!

  113. vnssa906 says:

    Crooks and Castles
    The Decadent Hooded Parka with Faux Fur Trim in Black

  114. Wynell Rozier says:

    Tea !!!!

  115. angela says:

    I’m reading Twilight in Italian haha… I don’t understand a lot of it, but I think it’s good practice until I take my next Italian course.

  116. Jolie K. says:

    Love applying my make up with the heater right at my feet. Warms my whole body up!

  117. Jennifer Ryder says:

    Just came home with the Christmas tree and two weaths. I put one on the front of our house and the other on the side. I make my own bows and decorate the wreaths myself.

  118. Julie says:

    Definitely tea, fresh mint tea hmm!

  119. Annaham says:

    Great table, Karen! I prefer tea to coffee…mostly black or green tea!

  120. Elaine says:

    Sephora’s new pro airbrush brushes are awesome! I can’t decide whether I like the 56 or 55 more.. hmm!

  121. KYBY says:

    Hi Karen, my favorite foundation is the Loreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Honey Beige. I can’t afford to buy make up that cost more than $10 so in order to save and make the most out of this foundation, I mix together about a quarter-size of the foundation with a small tub of moisturizer and a drop of Vitamin E Beauty Oil. This concoction gives a light and very natural coverage and is buildable without making me look like I’m trying too hard. Plus, im proud to say that my dad helped me to find the right shade because I find it extremely difficult to distinguish the shade that match my skin. I never once won any raffles or giveaways and this opportunity will give me a chance to try a high end make-up from Sephora. btw I’m wearing lavender pjs with snow flake print, it’s cute and very comfortable. Thank you for reading and God Bless.

  122. Rachel says:

    I usually wear MAC Studio Fix+ Powder Foundation when I’m trying to look natural. It just evens my skin out without totally covering up all the imperfections. A tiny bit of blush and mascara and I’m out the door, looking better than sans-makeup, but not looking like I’m wearing it either! ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. Jenn says:

    My go-to foundation is Revlon Colorstay. I just can’t find anything better!

  124. Melissa says:

    I love your dining room table! And that Becca foundation is seriously tempting me… ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Margaret says:

    your table is gorgeous!!! your style proves impeccable once again ๐Ÿ˜‰ congrats on checking that one off the to do list ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. theresa says:

    My go to natural look will be concealer, medium matte brown eyeshadow all over lid, a darker brown/black shadow outer corner, eyeliner (maybe mascara), pink blush and medium pink lipstick

  127. Chris El says:

    Your table looks gorgeous and your pictures just reminded me that I need to replace my Anthro mug that I broke last year.

  128. julie says:

    Reading the Bolyen Inheritance (sorry about spelling), coffee in the morning and tea in afternoon and evening. Enjoy your new table!

  129. Nicole says:

    Love your blog:)

  130. NeenaJ says:

    I recently bought the YSL Touchรƒยฉ รƒโ€ฐclat foundation and I love it! It’s the first one in ages that hasn’t made my dry skin erupt in flakes.

  131. Jaa Maurer says:

    Lately, I have been using Garnier bb cream, I love it !! =D

  132. Melodyy says:

    whatรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs your go-to foundation for a natural look and why do you love it? Do your pets get along with each other? What are you reading at the moment? Coffee or tea? Describe your favorite room in your home. Are you wearing sweats right now?

    I love Laura Mercier’s Mineral Foundation. I’d rather drink tea and I’m wearing jeans right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. Dominique says:

    I am loving that Zella fleece hoodie. I must check to see if they have it in plus sizes. Have a great weeekend.

  134. Krista says:

    I am re-reading the 4th Harry Potter book.

  135. PS says:

    Happy Saturday!

    I gave up on foundation. I really like Maybeline’s BB cream in light! Very natural and smooth.

    Both tea and coffee for me. I love coffe maybe just a litte more, especially Starbucks holiday drinks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  136. Shauna says:

    I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet, 2 weeks to go…totally broke, but hoping I’ll figure something out.

  137. Jennifer L says:

    I love your table! It looks just like the one I seen at Macy’s that I’d love to have….

  138. Rachel B. says:

    Panic button has been activated: Christmas shopping!

  139. Grace says:

    My go-to foundation is not really a foundation, but a BB cream. Its texture is sort of a thin cream foundation though, not at all thick like some bb creams. It just gives the most natural glow, plus has hyaluronic acid so it moisturizes my skin perfectly! Plus I love the squeeze tube, I can just toss it in my bag and go!

  140. Alison says:

    Love the table! How cool to have a bench on one side. I just finished the Amy Winehouse biography written by her father. I found it really moving.

  141. mary says:

    Karen, I love the Table! Looking forward to see how the room evolves.

  142. Mai says:

    I’m pretty fond of the MUFE HD Foundation!

  143. Andree says:

    $50 at Sephora would be awesome (I have my eye on the Urban Decay Naked palette!) Thanks for organizing this contest.

  144. Chrissy says:

    I’m loving the deluxe reissue of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins. It’s a must have for any 90’s Altenative fan. Top notch!

    CorvsQueen on Twitter

  145. Sandy says:

    I’ve tried to like liquid foundation but I always fall back on my powder foundation (MAC or Estee Lauder) Love my MAC MSF in natural.

  146. Brandy D. says:

    This would be great for Christmas รฎโ€žโ€™รฎโ€žโ€™รฎโ‚ฌยณรฎโ‚ฌยณรฎโ€˜ห†รฎโ€˜ห†

  147. Vanessa says:

    I’m excited to see that table and those chairs! Congratulations, Karen. One thing off your list. ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. KaylaP says:

    I have to say that is a mighty fine looking table set you have there! As for me it is my last weekend to cram and study for my finals! I’m super excited for a month off, my mental health has been slowly degrading over the past couple weeks lol.

  149. katheel says:

    Am now totally obsessed with Caudalie’s Vinexpert line… ah, aging.

  150. Maureen says:

    Our two cats have been fighting a lot lately.

  151. Liz says:

    Coffee. F’reals. I’m so serious about mine that not only do I grind it myself, I *roast* it myself. More choices, more control.

  152. Zoey says:

    It’s the first night of Hannukah!

  153. Carolyn N. says:

    I currently use the acne-friendly foundation from Clinique.

  154. sweeks1980 says:

    I am definitely a tea person!

  155. sophiemum says:

    I like the combo of bench and chairs for the dining table.

  156. Amy Z says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just got into foundation and I’m still looking for a holy grail product but I have found an amazingly-priced foundation brush…Real Techniques Expert Face Brush…it’s only about $9 but it is absolutely amazing for buffing on cream/liquid foundation!

  157. Kacey says:

    I just watched a tutorial on HACing (Highlighting & Contouring) and I think I have discovered why it never works for me. I have extremely high cheekbones almost to the point where I have eye-sockets and some skin that connects them to my chin. I’m left with nothing to shadow… what’s a girl to do?

    – Ms. Flat-Cheeks

  158. Connie L. says:

    Favorite Room in My household is the Living Room because that is where the whole family watches the news, movies and it’s has just the right amount of space!

  159. Amy D. says:

    I can’t wait to bake when I get home from school for the holidays!

  160. eRiN says:

    Nice table! Lady Grey tea, and yes … yes I am wearing sweats… o_O

  161. Hali says:

    My go to foundation is Dior Forever in 010! I’ve been wearing it non-stop for over a year. It matches me year round (add a little bronzer during summer) and it stays on ALL DAY. Wonderful stuff!

  162. Shelly says:

    I’m definitely a Tea person!

  163. abbey says:

    tea and coffee yumm. 2 dogs that totally get along and 1 cat that doesnt like anyone

  164. Angel says:

    Hi Karen! I was so excited to open this email and see you sitting at this table!!!! WAHOOOO!!!! Congrats, it’s very cool. It took me 5 years to finally get my dining room set, so don’t feel bad. Now I hate it as my taste has changed and I’m on the look out for new chairs.

  165. Lulle says:

    Congrats on the living room table! It looks great!!
    Lulle recently posted … FOTD: a 10 min sexy look

  166. Laura says:

    I’m all for tea, can’t start the day without my cuppa.

  167. Joanna says:

    Currently procrastinating. Found your blog on Pinterest when instead I should be preparing for finals and packing to head back to the USA after 4 months of studying in Italy. But makeup and hair tutorials are ALWAYS a good idea. Will be coming back for more!

  168. Step says:

    Tea is the best, but finals week means coffee time

  169. GKitty says:

    Look at you two, all grown-up (fuzzy-boots-wearin’, and all, teehee)! Nice table. Very nice.
    Also, hope you enjoy Gone Girl; I read (and reviewed) it months ago, and thought it was a pretty awesome, wild ride! (Boomer agreed, and says he loves to pour through my boxes and bags from Sephora… just so you know.)

  170. Clara N. says:

    My to-go foundation is the YSL foundation, because it makes my skin look soo perfect, no pores, redness, etc. ^__^

  171. Janet says:

    I use Jane Iredale pressed mineral foundations because it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.

  172. Shedontusejelly says:

    Tea for sure!

  173. Laura says:

    I’m all for tea, can’t start my day without a cuppa.

  174. Katie says:

    i’m really loving the new rimmel clen start foundation that I got, definitely minimizes pores!

  175. Maria says:

    I’m not wearing sweats, but I am wearing leggings, which are close enough

  176. bruna louise says:


  177. Mina says:

    im in love with my sonia kashuk eye on natural palette! its the perfect everyday palette

  178. ali says:

    would be so awesome to win this!

  179. Mina says:

    pepper hot chocolate is love <3333

  180. Jenn L says:

    I wish my 3 cats got along…. They tolerate each other, as in no one is dead. I have never had snuggly with each other cats as long as I have owned animals…. I think everyone lies LOL I am reading Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman and it is weirddddd.

  181. Jenn L says:

    I wish my 3 cats got along…. They tolerate each other, as in no one is dead. I have never had snuggly with each other cats as long as I have owned animals…. I think everyone lies LOL I am reading Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman.

  182. Deirdre says:

    I’d love to get some new makeup to wear when hubby and I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary next week. Thanks for the chance to win. XO

  183. Jenn L says:

    I wish my 3 cats got along…. They tolerate each other, as in no one is dead. I have never had snuggly with each other cats as long as I have owned animals…. I think everyone lies LOL!!

  184. Jenn says:

    I wish my 3 cats got along…. They tolerate each other, as in no one is dead. I have never had snuggly with each other cats as long as I have owned animals….

  185. jane says:

    i like koh gen do aqua foundation. looks very natural

  186. shusheshe says:

    I’m a tea drinker all the way!

  187. Mary says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas, still need lots of shopping to do.

  188. Michelle A says:

    My go to foundation is UD Naked skin. I love how lightweight it is. Truly feels like I have nothing on.

  189. Alix says:

    Tea for the win!

  190. Tatyana G says:

    Mostly a tea person although sometimes i will get some coffee as long as it’s sweet and yummy. Have a wonderful weekend!

  191. karla a. says:

    i took my second final today! 2 more to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

  192. Daneshia says:

    Hmm, I would love this BEFORE my Sephora $20 expires. xP

  193. Rachael says:

    I just found out I’m gonna be a grandma!!! At 40!!!

  194. Maggie says:

    Tea! I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. ๐Ÿ™‚

  195. amy says:

    Totally just got addicted to loose leaf tea from a local tea shop. it just makes me so happy!

  196. Christine W. says:

    I can’t wait to get a table. And a decent chair to sit on. Loving all of the makeup reviews!

  197. Rebecca says:

    I talked my mom into making a tiramisu with me and I just finished the last piece tonight. It was a sad moment. I had to restrain myself from licking the pan!

  198. Deretta says:

    I am absolutely LOVING Giorgio Armani Silk. Just what my 57-year old complexion was looking for!

  199. steph b says:

    Tea. Definitely tea.

  200. Ava says:

    I love your cat!!

  201. Alicia N says:

    I’m so excited that google brought me to your blog!

  202. kelly m says:

    If I win , I could finally buy some Becca blushes.

  203. Jaime says:

    Lately I am LOVING YSL’s Touche Eclat foundation for an amazing natural finish – looks like skin just better LOL

  204. Nora says:

    Congratulations on the dining room table! Proud of you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  205. Nora says:

    I wish the world was a better place

  206. Georgette says:


  207. Cathy says:

    Love the table, just got home from work and watching my puppy play with the cats. They tolerate him so well…even when he tries to bit their tails ๐Ÿ™‚

  208. Heather Piper says:

    So I’ve actually never been to Sephora, but I am DYING to check it out. They seem to have the coolest beauty products. My friends swear by Sephora.

    And your cat is cute. I have two pups, and they are like my children. lol

  209. melody brown says:

    My go to foundation is bareEscentuals matte loose. I’ve been brand loyal for 15years. This prsduct really helped my skin years ago…do why change.

    Love your table. Thanks for the chance here.

  210. Laura says:

    love the table and love the boots!

  211. Cassie M. says:

    Yay- what a lovely giveaway, thanks! I could def. use this towards Christmas gifts or a lil’ something for my birthday coming up on Dec. 22nd! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m enjoying reading your blog while nestled up close to my two fur-babies (both basset hound girls- who also love your blog! ๐Ÿ˜› ) and enjoying the lovely glow from the Christmas tree. Happy Holidays, everyone!

  212. Becca says:

    On the first day of Chanukah, my true love gave to meeee, a gift card from Sephoraaaa!

  213. Jane says:

    Looks like you and Tabs are enjoying the new table. . . Now, I’m of to check out the Kindle version of “Gone Girl” on Amazon. .. hope I win.

  214. saffron says:

    I envy the lack of crap on that table! I can’t live like that, but it looks great. ๐Ÿ˜›

  215. Rose says:

    My cat does the same thing when I’m trying to read or work – she just stands in my lap and gives me that look like ‘I’m so more important than that.’

  216. Jennifer Rivera says:

    My favorite foundation is Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder foundation because it works great on my oily skin. Btw, I’m wearing sweats ๐Ÿ™‚

  217. Christine says:

    Tea please!

  218. Laura H says:

    My go-to foundation is always MAC Face and Body. It gives the perfect sheer natural glow !

  219. Megan says:

    I’m waiting until I get my Kindle for Christmas before I start reading anything!

  220. Aelyn says:

    I just took a crazy long shower and am lounging in comfy sweats, reading your blog and wishing I would win ๐Ÿ™‚

  221. Chelsea says:

    Tabs and Marmalade are so cute!

  222. Katie says:

    Right now I am reading Ultimate Spider-Man comics (they’re for my dissertation!); I also just finished reading Junot Diaz’s This is How You Lose Her for a book club. It was really good, but I think The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was still a little better.

    I’m not wearing sweats right now, but I am wearing pajamas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  223. KimberlyAnne says:

    I wish my Sephora had Becca so I could check the products out in person!

  224. MF says:

    I’m starting to read The Cloud Atlas now.

  225. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I do feel so grown up sitting at our dining room table. Unfortunately, it has become my desk as well. So, there is alot less eating and plenty of typing happening.

  226. Ashley D. says:

    I would love to win! I’d spend it on more blush, as if I didn’t have enough already : p

  227. Stephanie says:

    I use the Dinair airbrush foundation for a natural look. People can’t tell I’m wearing makeup when I use it.

  228. jan says:

    What a coincidence, I just found out my Sephora started carrying Becca and super excited about this foundation… especially since this is the first I actually feel comfortable with the color and texture.

  229. Justine says:

    I’m still searching for my HG foundation!

  230. Natasha says:

    At the moment, I’m reading exam notes, drinking coffee, and wishing I was shopping at Sephora! Haha.

    Thanks for this chance!

  231. Liz says:

    My favorite foundation is Armani Lasting Silk, always looks polished but never over done. I’d really love to win this gift card, I have a few things on my “to-buy” list.

  232. Anna says:

    I am gonna make soup tonight!

  233. Rikki says:

    I’ve been so sick this past week… so awful.

  234. Michi says:

    I’m going to run out of my current foundation soon (Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow… gosh, that’s a mouthful) and so now totally obsessing about whether I should go with something new. So tempted to try MUFE’s HD since I hear so much about it, or the Mat Velvet… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  235. Shana says:

    I love Bobbi Brown Skin, but I’ve always wanted to try that Becca foundation. I even know what shade I need.

  236. Terri B says:

    coffee, coffee, coffee

  237. J says:

    I’m in final exams season ๐Ÿ™

  238. Reesa says:

    I can never find a drugstore foundation that works for me ๐Ÿ™

  239. Jennifer Pham says:

    I’m so excited to spend time with friends and fam, stress free! Only another half week . . .

  240. adelina says:

    yay for glitter nails!

  241. Mina says:

    Hope I win!

  242. Monica says:

    I can’t wait to be done with my finals on Tuesday !!

  243. Rebecca says:

    I can’t wear natural-look foundation, because I need a lot of coverage for redness and acne scars. My favorite foundation right now is Dior Forever, because it’s good coverage that lasts all day and is matte but not chalky or mask-like. I’m almost out, so I need that Sephora gift card so I can buy some more!
    Love your table – I know how you feel. I was married 6 years before we got a dining-room table. Once we had a “real” dining room and used it for Thanksgiving dinner, I felt like a real grown-up!

  244. sylvia says:

    would love a gift card to finally buy that MUFE HD foundation!

  245. Chanelle says:

    I have 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a fish named Peggy. One of my cats loves the fish, the other don’t pay any attention to her. Two of the cats are in love (both boys), and the 3rd cat is old and just wants to hang out with me and none of the other animals. Our dogs get along, and our sheltie loves everyone but gets nervous about the cats not liking them. The little dog doesn’t like the cats because she is a brat.

  246. Steph says:

    I love Estee Lauder’s Doublewear powder foundation!
    Steph recently posted … Korres Guava Shower Gel Review, Pictures

  247. A. Mar says:

    I am in search of a good BB cream in my now obsessive efforts to avoid foundation. I’m rather fixated. But I still can’t decide between Stila and Dr Jart. In the meantime, oh man. It’s winter and my skin actually looks and feels great.

  248. Crystal says:

    I think Tabs needs to tweet more often. He’s not very talkative like he was before. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  249. Joy P. says:

    I have several dogs and I’ve observed interestingly that although they belong to one pack, they have special buddies as well as frenemies :p

  250. Holly says:

    My dogs have a Christmas stuffed toy that gets packed away with the tree decorations. Right now, our house is filled with “Deck the Halls” sung entirely with sarcastic-sounding Moo’s. This year, the cow got his eyes and carol book chewed off.

  251. angela says:

    I really want to check out the naked basics palette

  252. Liz says:

    I just finished Into Thin Air and started on Cloud Atlas

  253. Megha says:

    I really want to go to sephora and actually buy something!!

  254. angela says:

    I am realy excited to try the naked basics paletter

  255. BooBooNinja says:

    Is Marmalade always nipping at Tabs’ heels?
    So cute!

  256. Nicole says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve been meaning to make my big Christmas Sephora purchase =p hoping to try to new YSL touche eclat foundation!

  257. christine says:

    Congrats on the table! It’s lovely! I use Make Up For Ever face and body every day.

  258. Dovey says:

    Congrats on the new table! I love the idea of a bench on one side, it gives more room to squeeze in an extra mouth ๐Ÿ™‚

  259. Lisa B. says:

    Reading Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (and it’s awesome)!

  260. Hanna says:

    Still deciding what to get with my sephora giftcard !

  261. MelodyJ says:

    I like both coffee and tea.

  262. Nikita says:

    I’m currently reading The Casual Vacancy. I’m about a third of the way in, and while I do like the character development I’m looking for some action. Hoping for the best.

  263. Isana says:

    hi karen! i’d love love love to win. thanks for the opportunity! xx!

  264. Ashley says:

    Awesome weekend, would looove to win!

  265. H. says:

    Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon/evening!

  266. emaskina says:

    I LOVE coffee, unfortunately I can not enjoy it every morning. Such a complicated love:))

  267. Strawberry says:

    My favorite room in my house is our bathroom (oddly). The house had black & white tiles originally. I’ve added some grey and yellow touches, a bright purple orchid (which I haven’t killed yet) and I just love the color combinations. Now I just have to get the rest of the house up to snuff! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for the great blogging you do!

  268. Jeannie says:

    love Chanel’s PERFECTION LUMIรƒห†RE .. i work 12 hour shifts, and for me, this foundation is incredible. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  269. Christine says:

    christmas is the best season for makeup!

  270. Bonnie says:

    I am currently reading The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, because it’s the book I’m doing with my seventh graders.

  271. Isabelle says:

    Congrats for your new table! I love coffee and Nars sheer glow …

  272. Kiara says:

    I’m not wearing sweats right now, but I totally bought a new hoodie and pair of uber comfy lounge-y pants at a friends and family sale today!

  273. Sue C. says:

    I like both coffee and tea but during the winter months it’s all about the hot chocolate.

  274. Bunny says:

    I think Tabs is giving Marmalade the stink eye LOL

  275. Anna says:

    I love n7 foundation for a natural look… it’s light weight but covers what needs to be covered.

  276. shilpa bindlish says:

    following u on Twitter and RT the message.
    here’s the link

    I wish u a Merry Christmas coz i believe Christmas is not for opening Gifts n Presents, but for opening Hearts ๐Ÿ™‚

    With Warm Wishes <3

  277. Menia says:

    definitely coffee while reading fifty shades freed!!

  278. Crissy D. says:

    Your cat is beautiful!

  279. Ellen says:

    I love tarte maracuja foundation for a flawless complexion and the brush that comes with it rocks!

  280. Deanna G. says:

    Coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚

  281. Sarah says:

    Look how Marmalade is sitting besides you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  282. Hannah says:

    I love tea and I such dislike coffee.

  283. Emily says:

    Coffee. The end.

  284. Ineke Van Hullebusch says:

    Love your table, especially the bench. It’s so cute! And your ‘shoes’ are adorable.
    PJ (our cat) is chill in’ in front of the fireplace. Love the cosy warmth (from love and wood) that comes with this time of year.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  285. Kristen says:

    I like coffee better, but I love tea! Currently studying abroad in Italy (for the next 8 days…), and I miss Starbucks! The coffee here is fantastic but SO different!

  286. Liz says:

    I love coffee and tea. But I drink more coffe than tea.

  287. Cara says:

    Wow I sure would like to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  288. Supriya says:

    my go-to foundation is always MAC Studio Fix’s a classic and I can wear it quick and get out the door in a flash!

  289. Ellen says:

    Whee giveaway!

    Go-to natural look foundation – either Guerlain Lingerie de Peau or Chanel Vitalumiere aqua, both lightweight and look like skin; I think I love LdP more.

    My husband and I adopted our two cats when they were 12 or so weeks old, and they love each other. They spend much of the day chasing each other around, wrestling, and also ignoring each other, but I’ve stumbled across cuddling sessions in the middle of the night (and have pictures to prove it!)

    Reading Steve Jobs’s biography – fascinating stuff!

  290. Lexi says:

    I AM wearing sweats right now! Pretty much the standard uniform if I’m at the crib. As for coffee or tea – I do both (though not at the same time). I make a good tea – it is a dupe for the Aveda Calming Tea:

    1-1/4 C Licorice Root
    1 C Peppermint Leaves
    1/8 C Fennel
    1/8 C Basil Leaves

  291. Katrina says:

    So tired, there isnt enough concealer in the world to hide these dark circles!

  292. Alexis D. says:

    I don’t think I can pick between coffee or tea. For me they both have their purposes. If I have a headache or it is the end of a long day, I would much prefer tea. In the morning, when I am not fully awake, coffee is my go to!

    I also prefer both to be flavored or have a flavoring. I like them sweet and bold!

  293. sahar says:

    I love urban decay! <3

  294. Brianna says:

    I love coffee in the morning times. Also love to win a gift card for my birthday. Coming up. I love to shopping at sephora. Plus, I will love to try the new nake palette.

  295. arabelle says:

    I’m a bit hungover.

  296. Lydia says:

    My pets get along with each other when they feel like it!

  297. aradhana says:

    that’s a really nice dining table!
    do you mind my asking where you got it, or if it’s a particular make?

    ps coffee and tea, can’t decide – but love them both for different contexts….

  298. Maple says:

    Your dining room looks fantastic!! PS I think I’ll go with tea but I still love coffee…

  299. Andi says:

    Where’s the table from? Lovely style!

    I’m using Urban Decay Surreal Skin cream-to-powder foundation and while I like it, I wish there were more natural options similar to it. I just like options!

  300. Denise says:

    Love your new dining room and table!

  301. Emilee says:

    My kitties Luke and Amelia just got fixed Wednesday and things were a little hairy for a couple of days. Amelia was not a happy camper! But things are back to normal now. It’s rainy in Indianapolis today and I’m looking forward to relaxing with coffee and studying at my cozy desk. Would love a giftcard! Sephora is one of my favorite places too! I just picked up Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and it has been doing a great job of keeping my oily skin at bay. ๐Ÿ™‚

  302. LauraA says:

    Love the table, Karen–it’s gorgeous! As a fan of richer woodgrain tables like that, I am jealous. We have an oval table with an almost identical grain on a heavy base. Have always wanted a bench with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Definitely more of a tea drinker these days, and am currently reading “Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons.

    Thank you for another great giveaway opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  303. Amanda G says:

    I passed the first half of my Advancement to Candidacy for my Ph.D.!!!

  304. Jennifer says:

    A Sephora shopping spree would be nice since I just had knee surgery… on my birhthday!!!! Ugh!
    Jennifer recently posted … CND Shellac: Photographic Evidence

  305. Savannah says:

    Yesterday was my birthday and I had a little party with some friends and family.

  306. Crystal says:

    Oooooh yeah I could use a foundation like that. I usually don’t wear any as I haven’t found a texture I’m comfortable in that also has some decent coverage while within an affordable price range.

  307. KOR says:

    I would love to get the stila liner pen. Thx for the opportunity.

  308. Dollie says:

    Love the pic of you reading at your new table. Looks like the perfect “me time” at morning coffee/tea before the mad rush of the day begins. For me too, the morning coffee is my ten minutes of “calm before the storm”.

    Pls tell Tabs that I LOVE Sephora too, though unfortunately there isn’t one where I live (hopefully soon coz it’s already arrived in India). When I entered Sephora on Champs Elysees on my trip to Paris, I felt I was in heaven!!! Felt the same way at Sephora Singapore too so if I were to win the giveaway, it would feel like I’ve won a small piece of heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

  309. Ana says:

    That book looks really good! I want to read it when I get some time!

  310. Cynthia F. says:

    I’m in my cozy loft bed (my favorite spot in the house), wearing sweat pants and a tank top, reading The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, with a cup of tea (sometimes I switch-up with cocoa), snuggled with my husband and dog, who get along just fine.

  311. Meena says:

    My go-to foundation for a natural look is MAC pro foundation its full coverage yet not too heavy and makes skin look flawless !

  312. Amanda J. says:

    Lately I’ve been wearing mac face and body as my skin is so dry! But I would love to explore other non-drying foundations ๐Ÿ™‚

  313. Dollie says:

    Love the pic of you reading at your new table. Looks like the perfect “me time” before the mad rush of the day begins. For me too, the morning coffee is my ten minutes of “calm before the storm”.

    Please tell Tabs that I LOVE Sephora too, though unfortunately, there isn’t one in my city yet (hopefully soon since it has already arrived on Indian shores.) . When I first entered Sephora on Champs รƒโ€ฐlysรƒยฉes during my trip to Paris, I feli like I was in heaven! Felt the same way at Sephora In Singapore too. If I were lucky enough to win this giveaway, it would feel like I’ve won a piece of heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

  314. Tiffany says:

    I’m loving Marmalade featured with Tabs-they’re both too cute!

  315. Khalilah says:

    Hey, Tabs and Karen! I love nars tm in syracuse for everyday but my dress-up foundation (lancome teint idole ultra 24) is pretty natural looking too! Love the dining table with bench ๐Ÿ™‚

  316. Caitlin says:

    I am currently reading A Feast for Crows and congrats on the new table!

  317. Macha says:

    Today my boyfriend and I celebrate our 11th anniversary. I made us French today this morning. For now we are just chilling at home together. We are going out for a nice dinner tonight. I’m so happy to have someone that gets me so well.

  318. Brenda says:

    My favorite foundation is Estee Lauders’ double wear…simply because it lasts forever!

  319. Joanna says:

    I had a relaxing Saturday and am aiming for a productive Sunday!

  320. Lena says:

    the new foundation that I ‘m in love with is the Burberry Velvet Trench!

  321. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    just love MAC Face and Body!

  322. cristina says:

    Morning coffee on a Sunday…yum!

  323. tiffany says:

    Hope I win!

  324. Shay says:

    I don’t usually wear foundation, but I do wear tinted moisturizer. My favorite is the one my Femme Couture, because it’s light in colour and is SPF 15.
    My pets don’t get along. I keep my dogs segregated, and the cats like smacking the dogs in the face.
    I like tea.

  325. Rita O. says:

    I just started wearing the Laura Mercier mineral foundation. I really like it, I can’t believe the coverage I am able to get without it looking cakey or powdery. I have mostly been using the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and the Covergirl naturelux foundation recently.

  326. Carly says:

    I am in love with coffee. As a college student it has gotten me through many tough nights! My roommate recently received a Keurig coffee maker and I am a happy camper, my whole budget isn’t spent at Starbucks now!

  327. Denise says:

    I’m still looking for my perfect foundation. I thought I found it with Lancome Teinte Idole, and then they went and changed the formula. So I’m on the hunt for perfection once again.

  328. Kristina says:

    Right now I’m reading Portrait of Dorian Grey, I like it so far though I’m only about 100 pages in.

  329. Bells says:

    My favorite foundation for a natural look is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation! Normally I wear my Lioele water drop BB cream, though.

  330. Yukari says:

    I am definitely a coffee drinker!

  331. Ann says:

    I just finished a Patricia Cornwell novel.

  332. Liz says:

    My go-to face look is a tinted moisturizer. I’m not a foundation fan.

  333. Darlene says:

    Gotta have my coffee! Merry Christmas!!

  334. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Homeland season 1 DVD all weekend!

  335. Emily says:

    Definitely coffee, but herbal tea when I have a cold.

  336. Jessie says:

    I like how you have a bench on one side of the table, might have to borrow that idea someday.

  337. Angie says:

    That’s one of my favorite books I’ve read this year!!!! Kinda disturbing – but great!!
    I also ordered that hoodie from Nordstrom – cant wait to get it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. shereen fahmy says:

    I love Gone Girl…and BE ready foundation.

  339. Tricia says:

    I’m a Southern girl so sweet iced tea is my favorite drink! Thanks for the giveaway!

  340. Madelynn says:

    I danced for three hours last night!

  341. Jessica says:

    I love the Nars Tinted Moisturizer ! Thanks for the opportunity to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  342. Y. says:

    neutrogena facewash is my go to!

  343. Cara says:

    My dog and cat DO get along great! Cat is definately the dominant/bossy one. Dog is scared of cat ๐Ÿ™‚

  344. romina says:

    I’m very happy with my new foundation 123Perfect from Bourjois

  345. Jeena says:

    I can’t wait to spend my holidays in Bermuda!

  346. Jen says:

    I am loving the Stila BB Cream…it makes look like I’m glowing (in a good way!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  347. Katrina says:

    We finally got our Christmas tree today! Now I’m just waiting for it to dry off before I start decorating.

  348. nabel says:

    Currently rereading War of the Worlds ๐Ÿ™‚

  349. Alyssa says:

    Well so my dog Apollo was the first addition to our family almost 4 years ago now, he’s sleeping on the couch next to my husband and Quinn my 8 month old! Then we added Minerva the tabby cat, which was a bit of a terrorized chase for a good year. But now the four legged children get along fairly well unless Apollo is in a really high anxiety mood which happens now and again.

    On another note, I moved to a new place a couple months ago and now have only sephora inside jcp which I decided last week isn’t that bad as thy get stuff regular sephoras don’t!! Total plus!

  350. Kaoyee says:

    I love reading Entertainment Weekly on my Kindle Fire. First, I actually read the paper copy and then I check out the tablet only content on the Kindle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  351. Heather M says:

    I’m loving the Naked foundation by Urban Decay in 1.0, I have fair, acne-prone and redness in certain areas, and the foundation lives up to expectations. It feels light on my skin for a medium coverage foundation and doesn’t look cake-y, but still covers all the problem areas and can be built up if needed.

  352. Kat says:

    Love the pretty tea cup!

  353. Heather says:

    Yes… makeup, reading, beautiful wood table, cats… I just found my ehome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  354. Joy says:

    All the animals definitely get along. ๐Ÿ™‚

  355. elle says:

    Pajamas. <3

  356. brittany says:

    would loooooooove this!

  357. At home studying for my final tomorrow–gah!!! :/
    Becca @ The Beauty Sample recently posted … REN Bio-Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate Review & Pictures

  358. Nikki A says:

    I love mint tea, especially Tazo Relax, it’s so refreshing. I just got a Nook, and I’ve decided to re-read some of my childhood favorites. First up is A Wrinkle in Time, followed by When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and The Phantom Tollbooth.

  359. Elyse says:

    I finally sprang for mufe HD foundation today. I am a little worried about the coverage, so I’m gonna need a serious concealer. Any suggestions?

  360. Tiffany says:

    I loved Gone Girl! BUT… the end really made me mad. I hear that it may become a movie.

  361. Wayne says:

    Gorgeous table. But if you were at IKEA in Toronto today, you could have seen IKEA Mรƒยถnkey:


  362. Cailyn says:

    Hi Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  363. Melissa says:

    I need to go to Nordstrom and get that Zella hoodie!

  364. Maria says:

    cool table…i loved Gone Girl…until the end

  365. Hayley says:

    I’m currently reading Vanity Fair.

  366. Cass says:

    I am currently a one kitty household. I have been considering getting another one but I am not sure I am ready. I had a cat that I loved like you love Tabs and I never got over his passing. ๐Ÿ™

  367. Janet says:

    Hi Karen Just starting using Burt’s Bees Citrus facial scrub. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and fresh. It’s gentle enough to use daily!!

  368. Chloe says:

    I am reading my textbook right now…doing my last min studying for my final tomorrow…hopefully I will do well
    Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  369. Lyndsay says:

    I always have both coffee and tea within a one day span.

  370. Andrea A. says:

    I put the Christmas tree up, and my kitty is soooo happy because he thinks it is his new toy! haha Thanks for the giveaway!!

  371. Manu says:

    I love chai tea lattes… got hooked on them from Panera Bread but Starbucks is almost just as good. Love sipping on it early morning while reading your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  372. Sarah says:

    I have been devoted to bare minerals for years. No other foundation has touched my face since the first time I tried it!

  373. Mireya says:

    I have two favorite foundations. I like Missha M Perfect Cover bb cream in the winter, and Lancome Fresh Wear in the summer.

  374. Jennifer says:

    Really lovin too faced la creme cinnamon kiss lipstick! Feels SO nice on your lips รฐลธโ€™โ€น

  375. Diane says:

    My cats (two) have a love-hate relationship. Not sure what flips the switch from one mode to the other, though.

  376. Tanya says:

    My cat’s a one kitty kinda guy ;^)

    I mainly read paranormal romance, right now I’m reading Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole

    Coffee or tea – Most definitely Tea!

    My favorite room is my bedroom and I’m wearing a t-shirt & leggings

  377. Tina says:

    Love the dining table!

  378. Christine says:

    I love coffee and Christmas

  379. Mimi says:

    We just realized that we have to board our little tabby instead of bringing him home with us for Christmas so we are very sad! Ten hours of travelling to the east coast would probably be too much for my baby brown tabby! My boyfriend and I think we’ve found a good place with a nice CCL to board him though. Savoring my next two weeks with my little prince!

  380. Candice says:

    Just finished Gone Girl – what a great, compelling read! Love the new dining room table, searching for a new one myself.

  381. Mai says:

    I’m frantically studying for college finals, but I’m starting early so that I won’t be too frazzled – someone please give me strength to write this term paper!

  382. Our two cats are brothers and get along with each other. They do fight from time to time, but it’s only when they are both in playful moods.

  383. yelena says:

    love your new dining room table! looks big and strong yet classy! tabs seems to love it too!

  384. irini says:

    I love MAC’s Face and Body ๐Ÿ˜€

  385. Allisa says:

    I am definitely a tea person, but I’ll occasionally have coffee.

  386. Janet says:

    Such a nice picture of you and Tabs ๐Ÿ™‚

  387. Jamie says:

    I’m a tea and coffee person! The coffee thing is recent though because of nursing school!

  388. Lori says:

    Coffee mainly but I drink tea when I’m sick. It’s soothing to sore throats.

  389. Amy says:

    Loved Gone Girl. Gillian Flynn has great books with the most unlikeable characters. Excellent read!

  390. Sara P. says:

    coffee AND tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  391. Elena says:

    I’ve been trying to reduce my coffee intake so I’ve been drinking tea lattes instead. Thanks for holding another giveaway!

  392. Maggie says:

    While drinking tea and playing with my pup, Hercules, I realized, as I flipped through a magazine, that so many pale, red headed models can pull off red lipstick. I’ve always been terriefied, but I think I’m finally giving it a shot! Here is to not looking like a clown!

  393. Jasmine W. says:

    Funny thing is, I don’t wear foundation!
    Don’t hate me, I don’t have perfect skin, it’s just that I hate the feel of anything except sunscreen or moisturizer on my face. Urg!

  394. Vanessa F says:

    My two cats do not get along at all. I wish they would! They fight and yell at each other all time. I think it’s because one is a clueless orange cat and the other is a diva calico.

  395. Katrina says:

    Almost done a 4000 word essay! Went through an entire tube of lipgloss while writing this thing.

  396. Jody says:

    The MUFE HD is pretty natural.

  397. Lilly says:

    Living with anxiety is a pain in the *ss

  398. Marian says:

    I’m on my lunch break drinking my berry smoothie out of a styrofoam cup and reading about my favorite topic ever: BEAUTY PRODUCTS! Best 60 minutes spent !

  399. Jill says:

    Yup, def wearing sweats right now:)

  400. Nicolle says:

    I really love using MAC powder foundation for a natural look

  401. Saddy says:

    Reading “The Once and Future King” right now.
    Tea, for sure. I drink it at least twice a day. Coffee, maybe once a week.

  402. Michele says:

    I’m in Hawaii on vacation and I visited Sephora and it was wonderful. The valu sets they have displayed from Los to eyes. I think I will buy some primer and the new color wand for lips.

  403. Jen B says:

    We had a snow storm today, so the whole family lounged in comfy clothes all day. It’s been great!

  404. Rozae says:

    I’ve always been a tea drinker but slowly once in a while I will drink coffee! I’ve been eying Becca’s new foundation, but I can’t seem to get to try it because I’m a tinted moisturizer and bb cream girl.

  405. Janelle says:

    My go-to foundation is Urban Decay’s cream-to-powder foundation. It makes my skin look flawless!

  406. Ash Johnson says:

    My two cats hate each other and have to be separated at all times. It sucks.

  407. ashley says:

    I haven’t found a good natural foundation. I use to love sonia kashuk tinted moisturizer when I first started wearing makeup but they changed the formula and added gold shimmer, which I hated. The only other foundation I have repurchased is Mac SFF. I like Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. I’m rocking yoga pamts and my kitty is curled up next to me!

  408. Brittany says:

    I love that table! So chic!

  409. Maribel says:

    Gone Girl is on my reading list. Let us know how you like it!!

  410. Rosemarie says:

    Nice table! Hope you enjoy many happy meals and memories at it! Thanks for the giveaway-would love to buy my mom a Christmas gift with the card.

  411. BB says:

    Coffee, preferably iced!

  412. Kristen F says:

    Karen, how do you make reading on an iPad look so good? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love water-based foundations like MAC F&B but it is no longer in my colour, so I’ve been using MUFE. I’m dying to try BECCA though, now that Sephora carries it!

  413. My absolute FAVORITE foundation at the moment is By Terry’s Sheer Expert. Right amount of coverage, perfect match for my skin (I wear number 2, and I’m around a NC18), and completely blends and gives an absolutely natural, seamless glowy look. Love love love!

    Thank you for the giveaway! xo

  414. Erin says:

    Hey Karen! Hope you enjoyed your Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a new cat mommy to a four month old kitten who says hi to Tabs, lol. Just thought I’d share ๐Ÿ™‚

  415. Boo says:

    I had a wretched day at work but my warm mug of chamomile tea is slowly making it all better ๐Ÿ™‚

  416. Annick says:

    My go to foundation is definitely my Estee Lauder BB Cream… so technically not a foundation, but it’s the product that makes me feel the most “me”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  417. Mei says:

    Hi Karen! I’m actually STILL loving Revlon’s Colorstay, although it can definitely look a bit cool-toned on my warm-toned skin. I start by mixing my Missha Perfect BB Cream in Honey Beige with my Philosophy’s Take a Deep Breath (a light gel moisturizer) and I use that as my base. I wait for it to dry, then put a dime-sized amount of Colorstay on my hand, use my fingers to tap onto my skin, then take my Beauty Blender to dot all around my face. I feel RIDICULOUS spending so much on a SPONGE, but the Beauty Blender is a GODSEND. And yes, I sure am wearing sweats while writing this! Why do I feel like we would be BFFs if we ever met in real life??? Have a great week!


  418. Julie says:

    We just got a new kitten who is making our 2 year old cat a little crazy. He’s like a remora constantly attached to her back. When she’s tired of his kitten antics she sits on the fridge and looks down at him with great disdain.

  419. Linda Doan says:

    I am currently reading my Anthro book for a final tomorrow..hahah. I’ll need a lot of coffee tonight to stay focused and awake! Lovely cat, by the way <3

  420. sirichat says:

    Where did you get your boots with the fur from? I would love to try Becca but I am acne prone

  421. Ivana says:

    i’m thinking about getting the naked palette for christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  422. Julie says:

    I got a new cat this year, and at first he and my older cat couldn’t stand each other. Slowly but surely, however, they’ve turned into besties! It’s the perfect Christmas gift for me!

  423. Mary says:

    I adore Smashbox’s BB Cream.

  424. I’m currently reading Along Came a Spider by James Patterson. (Don’t worry it’s spider free)! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Krystle(Baking Beauty) recently posted … Mrs. Fields Review and Giveaway

  425. Luann says:

    So excited to be done with finals and get a little break from nursing school so I can finally do my nails! Been eyeing some nail polish from sephora for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

  426. Dahlia says:

    Clinique even better makeup is my go to. For a natural look…not too dewy and not matte…just perfect!

  427. Faiza says:

    Love the new table! It looks great!

    Right now I’m using Tru Match Lumi as my foundation but I want to try the NARS sheer glow foundation which I hear is amazing.

  428. Christine says:

    I love my Cargo foundation – the one in the pouch – for my go-to light foundation!
    Your new table is beautiful!

  429. Camille Domingo says:

    thanks for another chance for a sephora eCard! ๐Ÿ™‚ i have been meaning to use the $15 credit that sephora sent out to me, as a beauty member. just didn’t know what to buy! i will have to try the becca foundation! thanks for the suggestion!

  430. Claudia N. says:

    Thanks for giving us this opportunity to splurge!

  431. Mil says:

    plucking my eyebrows and random chin strays. Fun!

  432. Nita says:

    I have to ration my Sephora exposure otherwise I would go broke. Great place!

  433. Sikha says:

    I just saw the new products for the 2013 Color of the Year on Sephora, and I am so excited to playing with emerald!

  434. Tiffany says:

    I hope I win!

  435. sara says:

    I love Pixis Illuminating Tint and Conceal for a natural look.

  436. Sherice says:

    Congratulations on your table Karen! I’m sitting here reeling over the death of Jenni Rivera. I was a super fan. So so sad. I’m praying for her family and their strength.

  437. Karen C says:

    Hi Karen!
    It’s been rainy in Seattle (yeah big surprise there) so I bought a raincoat for my dog. So cute with the little umbrella print on it. Hope it’s warm where you are!

  438. Tierra says:

    Ohhhh yes, I am wearing sweats. And uber-old ones to boot! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks as always for the giveaway!

  439. Yao says:

    It’s been rainy and cold in NYC for the past couple of days, and it sucks. Snow would be better than this. At least it’d be seasonally appropriate.

  440. Jane says:

    I’m reading The Scarlet Letter right now… I never read it in school, even though I was supposed to. lol

    And now I’m going to try to read it!. I’m trying to get to my goal of 50 books this year on Goodreads, but I’m like 15 away… haha

  441. Ana Olson says:

    Coffee, while trying to break the 10th cat fight of the day – our spoiled princess (former stray) is not willing to share her catdom with the new (also former stray) member of the family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  442. Jess says:

    It’s been a pretty bland weekend. Definitely a sweats day!

  443. Mandy says:

    I’ve been wanting to get myself something from Sephora to reward myself for finishing my exams and for getting a job offer for after graduation — this would make it even better!

    Also, as always, thanks for brightening my day with your posts.

  444. Elaine Larson says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks for showing Deborah Lippmann’s Sugar Plum Fantasy. I had just about talked myself out of them, then I saw them on you. Now I’m back on the fence. I think you should wear Sugar Shack. It is my favorite of the three.
    Glitter polish removal is more fun than choosing a foundation. I can’t wait for the tube I’m using now to be gone. I’m still searching for the matching color. Too many freckles! ๐Ÿ™‚

  445. Anh Thu Ngo-Floresca says:

    Pick me, Tabs! Pick me!

  446. Barbara says:

    I loved Gone Girl!

  447. Victoria says:

    My cat Typhoid, a black, long-haired ball of cat-nipped fury, has taken to running her paws over Tabs’ image on my screen. I think she’s jealous of his modeling prowess.

  448. vickyhoang says:

    Christmas is so close! This would be such a lovely gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

  449. Sunandha says:

    Luv ur new table . . . Havin a bench on one side is new yet like it.

  450. Karyn says:

    I’m reading… Introduction To Polymers. D: this time of the year is finals week for a college student like me. A sephora gift card would totally make my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  451. Michelle says:

    I don’t drink tea that often but I hope to change that because of the health benefits it offers.

  452. Justin says:

    Tea…always tea!

  453. VictoriaJane says:

    Gone Girl is the best book I have read in a long time!

  454. Sondra says:

    My fave foundation is guerlain lingerie de peau mixed with Dr Jart premium BB cream. Lasts all day, great coverage & good for my skin. It’s a win-win combo!

  455. mariella says:

    I love using Revlon Photoready! It gives me nice glow, not too matte and not too dewy. just right for my combi/oily skin รขโ„ขยฅ

  456. Kim says:

    Congrats on your new table! Yay! I’m so excited for you!

    I’m looking forward to your Gone Girl review. I’ve heard good things about it but haven’t read it myself. I did read Divergent yesterday and thought it was pretty good YA fare. I can’t remember if you’ve already read it.

  457. Angela Hall says:

    You will love Gone Girl….it’s pretty hefty but it’s an ending you wont’ see coming.
    Angela Hall recently posted … Brand Profile: MAC Cosmetics

  458. Enielle Franco says:

    My current nail polish is full of sparkly aqua blue, bright pink, and fushia purple glitter awesome-ness!

  459. Lizzie says:

    Hey Karen. Thanks for reviewing Becca products. I don’t see many reviews for this line of cosmetics and I love Becca. I live in the middle of po dunk no where,…Yountville California and would have to drive quite a ways to get my hands on Becca products. By the way I’m missing your fashion reviews and tips. This time last year you reviewed a pair of kickin super cool Fergie boots which I had to hunt down like a zombie from the Walking Dead. Which I am proud to say I found and love. Please more fashion tips and reviews of what you are loving this season. Thanks!

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