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

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

Betcha didn’t know that Tabs spends his downtime training as a ninja for an undisclosed employer. There are so many facets to this cat! I can’t believe I’ve been assisting him since 2007, and I only found this out today.


Yeah, he keeps secrets…

Anywho, good morning and happy Caturday!

Can I get an amen for 1) those rare, sweet Tabs pics (please see above) and 2) last-minute plans that actually work out?

Yesterday afternoon, I was thinking that I haven’t gone out on a Friday night in so long with a girlfriend, so I emailed one of my high school BFFs, Cindy, and asked her if she wanted to catch dinner and a movie. She didn’t have any plans either, so we decided to have a last-minute girls’ night out.

We met at a restaurant in Corte Madera, which is in Southern Marin, called Brick & Bottle. A few of the noms…

Ahi tartare

Fried brie with honey and grapes (whoever invented fried cheese deserves a national holiday, for reals)

My main dish: sole with dungeness crab mashed potatoes

After dinner, we watched Warm Bodies, the teenage zombie love story I’ve been “dying” to see ever since I read the book last year. I don’t want to spoil it for you in case you plan to watch it, but I think it was very true to the original work.

As for today, not much planned. El Hub’s visiting his parents, so Tabs and I are holding down the fort here at home. I should probably do some cleaning, but really, all I want to do is nap and relax. Maybe go to the mall and look at some makeup if I can get out of these stretchy pants. We’ll see how it pans out.

What’s on your agenda? Whatever it is, I hope you manage to clear some time in your schedule to treat yourself to something nice, even if it’s just 10 minutes of “me time” at Starbucks with a cup of coffee.

Before you head on out, though, it’s time for the weekend giveaway. πŸ™‚

What folks are saying…

“Hi Karen!!! Wow, that news definitely gets a hoo ray ray and an elephant!!! (I’ve maybe been watching too much Boardwalk Empire.) Thank you so much!!!”

“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. πŸ™‚ 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)

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 toys does your pet like to play with? What’s your favorite type of dessert? Have you ever tried doing nail art? What counters do you visit when you go to the beauty department? Have you ever done makeup for any of your friends or family? What lipstick makes you feel like a million bucks? What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon? — 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, February 3, 2013 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 Dunya! Congratulations, Dunya! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. Joy says:

    The dogs love disemboweling squeaker toys (especially lobsters…) and the cats love limbs under covers and lasers. πŸ™‚

  2. Stephanie says:

    It’s been such a snowy week – I could do with some more sunshine!
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  3. Pat says:

    My dog’s favorite thing to play with are socks! We have a lot of socks with holes in them now because of her!

  4. Larie says:

    Lipstick that makes me feel like a million bucks: NARS Mascate!

  5. Aalia says:

    Ohh I love that you have NC42 skin!! Means I get great makeup advice from someone with my same skin tone, though not sure how much my bank account agrees!! =))

  6. Daniella says:

    Fried Brie oh my!! Your dinner looks amazing.
    I have to take it easy today because tomorrow I run the SurfCity marathon! Yikes! So chilling with my knitting and Netflix, maybe checking out the Walking Dead finally.

  7. Camille Domingo says:

    i miss nor*cal so much. even more, when you post yumminess pictures, like these! an out of town “getaway” was about an hour until you hit another city. :/ i was hela craving Cha Cha Cha’s last night.

  8. Carolyn N. says:

    I’m far too impatient for nail art!

  9. Tricia says:

    Ur food porn is making me hungry

  10. Denise M says:

    My favorite topic: dessert! I am a sucker for creme brulee and macarons, so French πŸ™‚

  11. Zsuzsanna says:

    waaaah foooood….I’m so hungry now :/

  12. Brittany says:

    I swear, 50% of the photos on my phone are of the food that I eat. The other 50% consist of photos of my cat 😐

  13. Katrina says:

    NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are my new favourite (and affordable) lip products!

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    I love chocolate desserts!

  15. Maria J. Cardoza says:

    Whenever I’ve Tried Nail Art it’s Been an Epic Fail because I am right handed and I can only properly paint my left hand so it’s difficult to paint my right hand none the less to do art on my nails.

  16. lelacarolina says:

    Oh lord…. i am making fried brie for dinner TONIGHT!

  17. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Your dinner from last night looks amazing… YAY for last minute plans! I love dessert, but rarely order it when eating out ~ always filled with regret after, lol!

  18. Rachel says:

    Ya know, I buy my cat new toys all the time, but she prefers to play with q-tips, hair ties, and ribbons!

  19. Nicole says:

    My dog is pretty conventional: he loves rubber balls, sticks, and frisbees. He’s great at getting them, but not so good at giving them back.

  20. Rivernik says:

    I have a pet hamster, her name is Pin and she loves to play with my dog!

  21. leetal says:

    these images are making me hungry!

  22. Shana says:

    My fave dessert is sticky toffee pudding. Yum yum yum

  23. Zoey says:

    I’m cold!

  24. Jessica K says:

    Awh, that’s the cutest wittle picture of kitties ever!

  25. saffron says:

    ohmahgawd that food looks amazing!
    As for pet toys, one of my cat’s favorite toys is, much to my dismay, dirty underpants. She steals them from the laundry and I have to constantly look under the sofa before I do laundry.

    This is why I can’t have anything nice. πŸ˜›

  26. C R Williams says:

    Thanks for your generosity.

  27. Heather USA (@aitch77) says:

    My fave way to spend a Saturday is window shopping, either online or at the mall πŸ˜€

  28. Rose says:

    Have a wonderful weekend with Tabs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Lorraine says:

    I second the Yum on the fried cheese! I visit regularly visit Laura M, Estee, Shiseido skincare and sometimes other counters if there is a GWP or new product or color that interests me.

  30. Cyn Robinson says:

    The big dog loves attacking large bones. And my puppy’s favorite toy is my hands…which I’m seriously starting to regret now that those teeth are getting bigger!

  31. Isabel says:

    I’m hoping to get a lovely new perfume for spring soon!

  32. Chris El says:

    Everything looks delicious, especially the ahi!

  33. Amanpreet says:

    I really want to buy a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in the shade Chance! πŸ™‚

  34. Meredith says:

    Went to Sephora yesterday. They didn’t have the new Hourglass powders out yet πŸ™

  35. Sophie says:

    My cat, Taz, loves to see photos of Tabs! True, really true!

  36. Julie says:

    Cat dancer= best cat toy ever

  37. Y. says:

    favorite dessert: either brownies or anything apple (cake, crumble, pie)
    i like chanel rouge coco shines but they are sooooo expensive!!

  38. Anne says:

    My cat’s favorite toy is so old we THINK it used to be a pig, but it’s lost all its features. She still loves it, though!

  39. Christine says:

    That ahi tartare looks a lot like the truffled tuna I get from one of my favorite sushi places! Now I’m craving sushi…so I guess it’s a good thing I’m getting some for dinner tonight. πŸ™‚

  40. Stacey says:

    If it weren’t for the flu, I’d be outside sledding right now, and also catching the flu. Winter is lucky it’s so dang pretty!

  41. Miss Laya says:

    I love doing the hair and make up of my friends. I have always done that since I was 12. I also like to do their make up for special occassions as Carnival or Halloween (we also have that in Germany).

    I also have a special lip colour that makes me feel like a million bucks: Lime Crime Red Velvet. I love this “BAM, in your face” colour.

  42. Sienna says:

    my cat seems immune to catnip, i buy her catnip toys and she couldn’t care a less!

  43. Alanna Fiore says:

    I went through four years of high school with my face looking like the skin of a clementine…I thought bronzer was my best friend, when in reality no one was brave enough to tell me that it was actually the opposite. Now that I am in college I have upgraded to the Hula bronzer by Benefit. It is my pricey little guilty pleasure, but it makes me look and feel like a million bucks!

  44. My favorite kind of dessert is a chocolate chip cookie!
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  45. Hannah S. says:

    Oh my goodness, that ahi tartare. That makes me want sushi so badly right now

  46. Cynthia F. says:

    I could eat eclairs everyday for the rest of my life, no problem.

  47. Ashley D. says:

    All of that food looks so delicious. I wish I knew where I could get stuff like that around where I live : o

  48. Sunny says:

    OMG the food pics, the food pics! I don’t know why I was feeling really beaten up by everything on Friday, but I decided to relax this weekend. Tomorrow we’re going to a spa for massages! It’ll be the boyfriend’s first time getting a massage, so I hope he’ll dig it. I think he will!
    Sunny recently posted … Will Guerlain Ballade Rouge Automatique Become Your New Go-To?

  49. Germaine Sikat says:

    I just love how to watch videos and read reviews about makeup. However, i still can’t do makeup because i am still afraid of what the result can be. Now, i am just enjoying your reviews and looking for an inspiration and courage in you onhow to do a very good make up. Thanks,Karen!

  50. Rikki says:

    That food looks so good.

  51. Elin LLB says:

    If it doesn’t have chocolate, doesn’t count as dessert.

  52. Christine says:

    I’m PMSing, must find chocolate !!

  53. Nicole says:

    *crosses fingers* Saturday morning is my catch up on DVR time =)

  54. Elena says:

    My cat likes to play with a small ball

  55. The favourite toy of my dog is definetly a simple towel. But he destroys it every time we Play Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€šΓ°ΕΈβ€˜Β πŸ™‚

  56. Heidi says:

    Missy’s always been partial to toys that dangle from a stick. Lately, though she’s crazy about running around the house with toys that have noisy bells inside of them. At about two in the morning….. yeah, not really loving this new discovery of hers.

  57. Lexi says:

    My boy Ollie really enjoys his antler, and also any stuffy that can hold its own long enough for him to rip it to shreds. – same goes for tennis balls.

  58. Eileen says:

    That food looks heavenly! And I need to make a trip to Sephora to return something and I have my eye on the new ud Glinda palette and a red lippie from Mac πŸ™‚

  59. Honestly, my favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon is playing video games. It’s my perfect “I don’t have s–t to do tonight” activity. You know, after I’ve edited this video, uploaded it, made a blog post, done three loads of laundry and dishes…. /cough.
    Kirsten Holen recently posted … Review: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

  60. Trish says:

    I heart the ninja shell-game cat on Youtube…and thanks – love your blog!

  61. Gowri says:

    I love make up. I enjoy it

  62. Terrani says:

    Your food looks amazing! Ugh, giveaways are notorious for making me create a wish list of all the things I think I need, which I then have to add to my already huge wish list. . . Sigh, I’m going to need some fries to go with this madness.

  63. bin du says:

    been feeling sick for the past couple days, hoping to shake it off soon. In other words I absolutely hate group projects -_- mostly its finding a time to meet

  64. Jana Ricketts says:

    I tried doing makeup for a friend once but it didn’t turn out too well. Haha. I didn’t have the right colors for her.

  65. Jen B says:

    If I would ever stop biting my nails, I would totally be into nail art…but I don’t see that happening!

  66. Katty says:

    Shaved ice is so good. Too bad it’s still cold.

  67. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I hope I win because I really want to try out the Hourglass Ambient light powder so bad!… My favorite dessert is tiramisu cake. It’s so damn yummy!!

  68. auroragyps says:

    Zeal’s favorite toys are tinsel pom poms (the bigger the better), her Skinneeez Skunk Cat Toy (she has the chipmunk too, but loves the skunk’s tail), empty boxes, paper bags, and crinkly packing paper. She goes crazy if you combine all the toys together.

  69. Ris says:

    I love anything chocolate for dessert. Actually, chocolate is good anytime!

  70. Esther says:

    My dog loves playing with squeaky furry toys- no idea why but she needs the furry texture!!

  71. Yukari says:

    Wow the food you had looks amazing!! I’m going to the drugstore for a little haul today. Hoping to find the new Nearly Naked foundation + powder & Colour Whisper lipsticks!

  72. Christine says:

    Me, me, me!!!

  73. Sharon S says:

    My favorite dessert is anything dark chocolatey.

  74. Miso says:

    How do u like the glam glow mask??

  75. janey says:

    The lippie that makes me feel like a million bucks is Chanel Glossimer in Red Shine. Yes, it’s a gloss, but it’s my perfect red and I feel like I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar whenever I wear it.

  76. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I love cheese cake!

  77. Tina F. says:

    Omg fried brie! I feel like I need to try that asap lol. Lately I’m turning into like a total foodie. My favorite dessert after all these years is still tiramisu. There’s something about those multiple layers that is just so delicious. Also Karen, thanks again for the giveaway =)

  78. Pau says:

    that Ahi Tartare looks delish!!! I’m so craving seafood with this pregnancy, gosh!

  79. kristina chang says:

    anytihng with chocolate is my choice of dessert

  80. Kate & Zena says:

    Look at Tibby Tab’s photo! That is so cute!

  81. Karla says:

    How is that tartare? I saw the second episode of mr bean and he ate a meat tartare that look disgusting lol

  82. Caitie says:

    My dog, Spencer, is a retired greyhound and still learning to play. He hasn’t quite figured out the whole toy thing yet!
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  83. Jess L says:

    That ahi tartare looks amazinggg!

  84. Charity says:

    Love Sephora!

  85. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says:

    I always hit NARS, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Clinique. If I have time add Lancome, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Dior, Shiseido & Trish McEvoy to the list.

  86. Jennifer Ryder says:

    Most of our snow melted away in the past few days. I can see our patio again. Can’t wait until it’s warm enough to sit out on it.

  87. Roxanne says:

    As with many cats, mine prefer a good ol’ fashioned cardboard box to all the fancy toys I buy them. Sometimes I think the cats are actually watching for the mailman when they sit and view the world from the front door. I guess they’re anticipating their next box to destroy and sleep on/in.

  88. waniele volpato says:

    I’d love to try this fried brie. It looks amazing!

  89. Julie says:

    I’m crazy about toffee pudding!

  90. Kate says:

    Moving to San Fran in a month or so, cannot wait!

  91. Becky W. says:

    I love this and your blog! Brightens my day!

  92. LauraA says:

    The ahi tartare above looks phenomenal. YUM!

    I’ve only recently started doing a bit of makeup on family members. My husband’s sister A. married in September, and I worked on her mother-in-law’s makeup as well as took care of A.’s husband’s under-eye circles. He is very pale and has a habit of not sleeping. Since I took care of those two and they looked wonderful in the wedding pics, I get asked now to help out with a lot of family.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  93. melissa says:

    OMG!! ur food pics are making me hungrier lol!! I did my cousin’s makeup for her prom last year and we were both real happy with how it turned out πŸ™‚ she hardly ever wears makeup and she limits herself to just lipgloss and mascara when she does so it was like a makeover. As far as nail art I’ve tried and failed besides I have no patience.

  94. Joanne E. says:

    Food looks good!

  95. Ellen says:

    Hands down, flourless chocolate cake.

  96. Neichelle says:

    I submitted my application to my university’s advertising school and all the pressure has dropped off my shoulders. Whew.

  97. Joanna Murnan says:

    Ah I NEED a binge Sephora trip soon!!

  98. Heidi says:

    Those pictures of Tabs are SO cute.

  99. As far as toys, my dog loves anything she can tear up. Even if its not for her :/

  100. GB says:

    I don’t think I can pick a single favorite dessert! A few that come to mind immediately: creme brulee, tiramisu, Dutch apple pie, and all the Greek desserts that my mom makes.

  101. Annie says:

    My favorite food is any kind of seafood, but I also love spaghetti!

  102. Rachel B. says:

    Everything is so white because of the snow! It feels like Christmas!

  103. yanett says:

    I want to try the dim light powder from hour glass!!! πŸ™‚

  104. Eva says:

    Well, this seems as good a way to introduce myself as any. Hi, I’m a 30-year-old woman who has only very recently discovered the joy of makeup, and I appreciate the clear and concise photo tutorials on your blog very much. Any day now I may even gather the courage to go out in public with make-up on!

  105. mrsshukra says:

    Looking for vegan lipsticks!

  106. Tiffanie says:

    My favorite dessert is cheesecake!

  107. Emma says:

    My dogs will play with just about anything, their favorite toys being important papers, and shoes.

  108. Christina says:

    My dog (a Corgi) loves to play with her stuffed pig!

  109. Marlayna says:

    My favorite dessert ever is cheesecake! Every kind!

  110. Icequeen81 says:

    when I saw fried brie I was like how? and I agre with you whoever invented fried cheese deserve a national holiday I really wonder how they do it

    To the questions

    Pi my dog like to play with a ball, and with a small bottle of soda, I don’t know what it is the fun on it cause it cant roll anymore he did dis form it completely but he still like it

    My million buck lipstick is my MAC rebel.

    Saturday I like to do the groceries with my boyfriend. We just went and realized when we where back at home we forgot to buy half of the stuff we intended to buy

  111. Kristen says:

    My brown tabby often is referred to as “fatness.”

  112. onegreatsmile says:

    nail art? More like FAIL ART. When I try anything other than plain polish, it’s a disaster. And even THAT is awful. I just don’t have “it.”

  113. BooBooNinja says:

    How did you get Tabs to sit with the stuffed cat?
    Nikita has yet to willingly go face-to-face with my stuffie. πŸ™‚

  114. Whitney L. says:

    Tom ford cherry red makes me feel like a million bucks!

  115. Step says:

    My cat really likes plastic bags. I guess she has a good imagination.

  116. Elizabeth says:

    That food looks delish!

  117. KPrice says:

    My dog Bowie loves to play with her leopard print stuffed bone that we call “Baby”.

  118. roz says:

    I’m so excited to have a chill day today. Yay me!

  119. Alison says:

    I did my friend’s makeup for her wedding reception. It was a lot of fun!

  120. Krista says:

    I can barely do my own makeup, let alone someone elses.

  121. Tara says:

    Your dinner looks so good, it made my mouth water! My kids have been bugging me to bake an apple pie with bacon crumb topping and gingersnap crust. It’s so good.

  122. I am an absolute cheese fanatic and NEED some fried brie with honey and grapes pronto!!! πŸ˜›

  123. Natalie says:

    Tabby cats rock!

  124. Rebecca says:

    My dog likes tennis balls. I like Key Lime Pie and Magnum Almond ice cream bars. And I LOVE Sephora – please let me win some money to spend there!

  125. Julia says:

    I haven’t seen Warm Bodies yet, but I think it looks good!

  126. Nikita says:

    I could answer so many of these! So I will πŸ™‚

    WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite type of dessert? Type of dessert would need to be a lightly sweet dessert that isn’t overly rich.

    Have you ever tried doing nail art? Oh yes! One of my hobbies πŸ™‚

    What counters do you visit when you go to the beauty department? Usually the first counter I go to is the nail polish department. Then I’ll check out eye shadows, and then I’ll wander around everywhere else.

    Have you ever done makeup for any of your friends or family? Yep. For my sister’s prom, I did her makeup (as well as the makeup for a few of her friends).

    What lipstick makes you feel like a million bucks? I love wearing Dior Incognito – my lips but better.

    WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Lazy times at home with family/friends.

  127. musical says:

    Tabster is so handsome! Can i get some kisses too, Tabs? <3

  128. Paula says:

    Loving perfume lately! Just picked up Tom Ford Black Orchid yesterday. Have Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Tom Ford Noir De Noir, Tom Ford White Patchouli, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, & Dior Hypnotic Poison on my wish list! Really need to win the lottery!!!

  129. Teresa says:

    I just got MAC Craving after lusting over it for years! I love it!

  130. Ebru M says:

    I love the picture of Tabs with his cat toy friend, love it πŸ™‚

  131. elia says:

    I’m considering cleaning but i’d rather relax and drink a cup of joe and cuddle with my doggie! I’ve had a stressful week at work, cleaning can wait until tomorrow or later in the day. 8)

  132. Tanya says:

    It’s a lazy Saturday with the kitties!!! They’ve been sleeping all day!

  133. My cat really likes a plastic spider ring, the sort you get for Halloween. She loves batting it around and carrying it in her mouth.

  134. jaymie says:

    My favorite dessert is good ‘ol creme brulee!! Yummy yummy yum!

  135. Hannah says:

    πŸ˜€ I love the pictures of your kitties you put up. I love cats, I’m in Ireland and I’m sharing a flat for college so I can’t really have pets although I have a syrian hamster called Georgie, she’s black and white and a little bit gingery, she recently lost a tooth and she’s getting a bit old so I make her porridge, she loves porridge πŸ™‚ and mushy banana, she stuffs her cheeks full and then for some reason goes straight to her running wheel and takes her food for a spin, sometimes she empties her cheeks on the wheel and contently runs around with it rolling around and bits flying out everywhere:-/ shes a funny little thing πŸ™‚

  136. Trish says:

    I love spending Saturday afternoons playing board games. πŸ™‚

  137. Camille says:

    Ooo, my favorite dessert is definitely cake. Nothing like yellow birthday cake with chocolate frosting. Doesn’t take much to make me happy.

  138. Allie says:

    oooh fried brie?! I’m drooling over here…

  139. Destiny says:

    1.) My favorite desset would have to be oh my gosh pretty much everything sweet, but I guess if it has to be one it would be cherry cheese cake.

    2.) I have tried a couple of times to do nail art but sadly to say I’m not very good.

    3.) The counter I love to visit most is the blush.

    4.) I have helped do my sister’s makeup for homecoming and any other time she will let me.

    5.) My cats favorite toy is bascially anything that moves, he loves to get the others cat’s tails when they move them.

    6.) Saturday afternoon’s I prefer to spend them just being lazy at home, or date night is always great!

  140. Jill says:

    Fried Brie sounds amazingggg. Yum.

  141. Megan says:

    My dog’s favorite toys are ones that have squeakers inside them.

  142. PS says:

    My dog loves his squeaky basketball!

  143. Maria says:

    The cats are so cute!

  144. Sara says:

    Tabs has so many stuffed animal friends!

  145. Lisa says:

    Favorite dessert is chocolate. Or ice cream. Or chocolate ice cream. If I get to a store with multiple makeup counters, I hit all of them!

  146. Molly Pursian says:

    That Ahi tartare looks amazing. Now I want to go out for Tapas tonight. Mmmm…

  147. sweeks1980 says:

    My cat loves the little plastic balls with bells inside them. While it is adorable to watch him play with them, he also tends to lose them (boo!). Also, the noise can be rather distracting.

  148. bella says:

    Makes me want to cuddle with my cat!

  149. Debbie says:

    Looks yummy!

  150. VictoriaJane says:

    Tiramisu’s my favorite dessert. I think I must be a snob because I’ll only eat it if I’ve made it πŸ™‚

  151. Sarah says:

    I’m too uncoordinated for nail art, and if someone else did it for me I’d find a way to chip it up right away!

  152. nina says:

    cheesecake and lava cake! yum yum yumm

  153. Megan says:

    I agree that whoever invented fried cheese deserves a national holiday! I love cheese and I love it even more when it’s fried.

  154. My dogs like to rip the squeakers out of chewtoys immediately upon receiving them. Or they nibble on them like corncobs.
    On an unrelated note, that food looks amazingggg.

  155. MF says:

    I have bought my cat so many toys but all he seems to play with are my socks, shoelaces, and my toes.

  156. SUSAN B says:

    Are you my sister?! Just joined your newsletter because when I stumbled upon your blog, I saw my own face! I’m half Japanese and English and French. Always wanted a sista LOL!

    And favorite toy? My kitty loves tin-foil balls! Costs nothing, so I have more money for makeup!

  157. Liz says:

    When I hit up the beauty counters I usually have one in mind, and then if there’s time I’ll make a quicjk pass through the rest. The past few years Bibbi Brown has been getting most of my love, though Benefit runs a very close second. Their stuff just *works*, yanno? Beyond thet I like to look at what Chanel and Dior are showing, though I haven’t been buying any of it lately.
    Liz recently posted … Donating to Locks of Love

  158. Terri B says:

    Key lime pie and NARS Captiva : )

  159. Sunandha says:

    I do nail art . . . I post about my nail art on my blog.

  160. Annaham says:

    My dog looooves his guinea pig toy (from Ikea).

  161. Becca says:

    That food looks so yummy!

  162. Vanessa says:

    Nail art was a fail the one and only time I tried it. The most advanced I get is a coat of glitter over a solid color.

  163. Clara says:

    My dog loves to play with his cat toy :0 it bears no resemblance to Tabs so no worries!

  164. Faith says:

    Just watched that commercial showing the dentist sneeze in the guy’s mouth…so gross…so funny!

  165. Vanessa says:

    Your meal looks delicious!

    Recently, I am loving mac strong woman, which I purchased after seeing it on this site πŸ™‚

  166. debbie yoder says:

    popcorn for supper

  167. Christina says:

    Wooooooo has this been a busy week, Karen! Time seems to be slipping through my fingers lately (I am for sure looking forward to your Monday Poll because that’s my guaranteed relaxing/reflecting time on Mondays πŸ™‚ ). I got my first two customers for my Etsy shop this past week and I was going crazy happy at home filling those orders! And I recently posted my “Anatomical Human Heart” :3 I’m super proud of it!

  168. Julie says:

    Normally I would say that Sticky Toffee Pudding is my favourite dessert, but I just had some awesome churros down in Mexico, so that is currently winning out!
    Julie recently posted … NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

  169. stacy s says:

    My dog enjoys napping and sunning (nap + sun). Would love to win the Sephora gc. Could always use some new makeup for Spring!

  170. Tina Renee says:

    I must confess I thought the Ahi tartare was cat food when I first glanced. It was directly under Tabs and I tend to look at the pics before I read!

  171. shay says:

    I commonly do makeup on my mother and teammates. That’s about it.
    Oh! I love hot cocoa sprinkled with cayenne pepper!

  172. Jody says:

    I get lots of nail art ideas off Pinterest.

  173. A. Mar says:

    Tabs looks darling in the photo! My cats seem to mostly enjoy attacking each other and whatever paper they can find on my desk. Or stealing and hiding my daughter’s smallest dolls. Can’t seem to get them in to cat toys!

  174. Kylie says:

    The only time I attempted to do nail art was when I managed to paint Totoro on my nails. It actually came out really well, which surprised me. But I have yet to do it again. Too lazy. πŸ˜› But I did recently buy a matte nail polish finisher so I’m sure I’ll try to do something with that soon.

  175. Jaime says:

    You had me at fried cheese….

  176. virginie says:

    I think Ruby woo maybe….I only started to wear bold colors on my lips when I was pregnant with my 34 years old. I never dared wear red or bold colors, because if you see my lips, everybody think I put silicone in there, without saying all the dirty things boys would say to me because the size of my lips….But now I understand that is my chance, my thing that make she different and pretty…..Now I say I have the most beautiful lips ahhahahhahahaha

  177. Christine says:

    This post just made me extremely hungry!

  178. CharityS says:

    My dog loves her plush toys.

  179. Ester says:

    That picture often is just too cute!

  180. Lilly says:


  181. H. says:

    My cat loves anything with feathers!

  182. maril says:

    The ocean.To be one with the ocean. Heavenly

  183. Danielle says:

    My dog loves her tennis balls. She tears them apart!

  184. Leigh says:

    Hi Karen! Just went to Sephora today lol ^_^ Bought the Shiseido Eyelash Curler and love it!! When it comes to shopping for makeup though…I obsess over eye shadows! Sadly, my eyes are small, creased, and have minimal lid space (curse you my Asian genes!!)–I mainly just buy, hoard, and stare at my eyeshadow collection πŸ˜€

  185. Judy says:

    Relaxing weekend with the ‘rents. Just sat down and painted my nails a cool slick slate πŸ˜€

  186. Jenny D says:

    Making cupcakes for tomorrow’s SuperBowl party! Woo!

  187. Lydia L says:


  188. Melissa says:

    Can’t wait to try Laura Merciers caviar sticks in the new colors.

  189. Tatyana G says:

    Our little parakeet likes to chase the ball around as well as play with his favorite little wobbly person.

  190. Ariana says:

    I just fell in love with Country music. I live in the city millions of miles away from the south lol

  191. ReneeP says:

    Tabby ninja! Has anyone seen Sparta, the cat on YouTube? There is a song about him and it mentions he’s a ninja. It is actually made by a hot guy in the video and it is hilarious! Tabby ninja reminded me of it

  192. Janelle Dazzlepants says:

    My favourite type of dessert is a tie between pavlova and cheesecake πŸ™‚

  193. BeckBeck says:

    Hubby and I made a chicken dish out of the Sandra Lee calendar, but as full as I am, that fried Brie made me drool!

  194. angela says:

    Nothing beats tiramisu! πŸ™‚

  195. Melodyy says:

    I love Tiramisu, but I’m a huge sucker for any kind of dessert. I’ve tried, but I never have the patience to wait for my nails to dry so they usually come out as a hot mess. I always go to Chanel and Bobbi Brown πŸ™‚ I did it for my sister once way back when, I wasn’t as good as I am now and I’m still not even good. I love hanging out watching tv with my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  196. stacy says:

    I have never tasted raw tuna.

  197. Stacy Z says:

    Vegan cheesecake is amazing! πŸ™‚ It’s my favorite.

  198. Tasha says:

    If I win, I’m thinking of getting the Glinda palette. Kisses to Tabs

  199. Shannon Ikerd says:

    Thanks for getting me the new NARS powder, Karen. πŸ˜‰ It will look supercalifragilisticexpialodocious on me.

  200. Gina G says:

    Tonight I am going to drink vodka and try to put together a ceiling fan. Should be a fun experiment..

  201. Jenny TD says:

    I love to go Sephora because they have so many cosmetics, skin care,and fragrance brands to look/buy. I just bought Urban Decay-the Glinda limited edition palette. Thank you for the review of this palette =p

  202. Sylvia says:

    I worked today, then bought the Lorac Pro Palette, and Stila In the Light palette. Tomorrow is play with makeup day!

  203. elle says:

    My nail art is always terrible hahahaha.

  204. Jen D. says:

    MAC Russian Red makes me fell like a million bucks. =)

  205. Katya says:

    To my best friend

  206. Becky Richied says:

    I actually have found that I need to keep buying toys for my pup (she’s an adorable pit named marley) but she chews up any and everything…it’s like having a two yr old again and having to keep everything out of reach UGH lol

  207. June says:

    Oooh the ahi tartare looks delish! Coincidentally I’m making salmon tartare for dinner tonight! hope you’re having a great weekend :p

  208. Jac says:

    No pets. Live with some Muslims, so no dogs or anything. Booo.

  209. eRiN says:

    Boxes, mostly … and anything we don’t want the cats to get into. Those are their favorite toys.

  210. Great giveaway. Thank you so much πŸ™‚
    Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog recently posted … Chinese New Year Makeup Tutorial Part 1: An Avant Garde Spin On Traditional Look

  211. shedontusejelly says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. If I won i’d buy the new ud palettes!

  212. chari perez quiros says:

    I love chocolate cake,

  213. Ineka says:

    FYI guys, Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot are up on the MAC website, so get to shopping while they are in. Now I only wish someone would restock Strong Woman πŸ˜€

  214. Melisa says:

    Going to watch the ufc fight tonight

  215. JP says:

    hi!Im from the Philippines and ive been following your blog and I want to buy MAC Archie’s Girls or an Urban Decay Naked palette from Sephora. Hope I win coz those are expensive. I would be really happy if I win coz it wud be my 1st time to win any contest if ever!

  216. Rachel says:

    I live in Marin… Maybe one day we could meetup! πŸ™‚

  217. Preetha says:

    Yumm….fried brie and honey…..

  218. Linda V. says:

    I was almost suckered into paying $85 for a 1.7oz container of Face Moisturizer of a different brand than the one I went in to buy. I got out alive, and spent only $42 instead πŸ™‚

  219. Elly says:

    Mmm fried cheese! Going to try to make fried mozzarella/ricotta cheese balls as one of my super bowl party foods tomorrow…we’ll see how that goes.

  220. Ana says:

    If I won, I’d probably get Naked 2 – I told myself I’d be content with Naked 1, but that hasn’t been going very well…

  221. Melissa says:

    I’ve been really into Guerlain lately

  222. Kay says:

    My dogs favourite toy, is the ham lying on my counter every sunday evening.

  223. Lisa K. says:

    Perfect Saturday afternoon- strolling around NYC with my Husband!

  224. Petunia says:

    dinner and a movie with a girlfriend sounds perfect right about now

  225. anne says:

    The best way to spend a Saturday afternoon: quality time with my daughter!

  226. Diane says:

    My favorite dessert is Thai mango sticky rice. It’s so delicious!

  227. Meghann says:

    Lipstick that always makes me happy – Nars Schiap!

  228. Deniece says:

    This is really weird but you kind of look like my mom. She’s half Spanish and half Filipino. πŸ™‚

  229. Sierra says:

    The lipstick that makes me feel absolutely amaazing is my 541B by Wet N Wild, a, one of a kind color and also my MAC Fluid. Two very amazing lipsticks, by themeselves annd paired with other Products– PICK ME!

  230. Emily says:

    My kitty seems to think most cat toys are beneath him.

  231. Jennifer says:

    Right now I am addicted to Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch… Very Dangerous!

  232. cara says:

    Favorite dessert is cheesecake! πŸ™‚

  233. Margie says:

    I always do my sister’s eye makeup for her!

  234. Lori says:

    I worked today…rather be sleeping in!

  235. jesspynk says:

    My boston terrier Minni loves small fuzzy squeaky toys. It is so cute to see her run around squeaking them frantically.

  236. Alice says:

    My boyfriend recently told me he thought my new foundation looked flawless…I think we’ve been together for too long! πŸ˜›

  237. Joanna says:

    Watching Nancy Grace.

  238. LolaAM says:

    I’ve tried freehand nail art. I sucked. Lol

  239. Stephanie G says:

    My favorite type of dessert is anything chocolate!

  240. Jaa Maurer says:

    I love cheesecake ! =D

  241. Vikki M says:

    I am so ready for spring. Tired of freezing.

  242. April says:

    I think ice cream makes everything better. I eat it even when it’s cold outside. At least it doesn’t melt!

  243. Daniela says:

    My doggie’s favorite toy is her squeaky lamb toy. She loveeeeees to try and rip it apart heehee

  244. laura says:

    The best nail art I’ve done on myself are polka dots and vena cava inspired ones.

  245. Donna Vitan says:

    Well, I just came back from my nephew’s birthday party and had a great time. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with family and eat good food. Even though I don’t get to see them more often than I like, these birthdays and family gatherings are always special.

    Then I get home to catch up on my blogs and little giveaway surprises are a blast, so thank you and good luck to everyone!

  246. Emily I says:

    Mm this post made me hungry!

  247. Christal Scarborough says:

    I heart your blog and double decker chocolate cake!!!!

  248. sara mathison says:

    Had a massage today and brushed the cat, for a short haired cat, she needs to be brushed a lot! How is that for random. I was the cat toy cause she plays with my hands as I brush her.

  249. ali says:

    the archie collection is so cute!

  250. Patricia says:

    I’m a new mom and have spent the last 5 months taking care of baby. My husband has started making comments about my not losing the baby weight yet, and no longer taking care of myself. I need to take care of myself but feel guilty spending any money on myself. Would love a gift card…

  251. Karina says:

    Hey everyone!! Have a nice weekend n___n

  252. Jasmine says:

    I have done makeup on my friends. The one thing that I excel at is cat eyeliner. I definitely notice all the different eye shapes they have but they always ask why it looks so different on them. It’s extremely hard to pull that look off on a hooded eye. Someone that has hooded eyes that has been practicing can obviously do it better than I can. I do try but makeup looks different on everyone and I’m not a trained professional. I guess you can’t please everyone so whenever I do a friend’s makeup now I’ll only do it on someone with a similar eye shape to mine.

  253. Lorraine ER says:

    I love that pic of Tabs!
    It’s funny how he recognized that plushy as another kitty, or maybe I’m reading into it?
    The first pic you posted was him all puffed up looking like he was going to attack it, then they became friends, now they are smooching! So cute πŸ˜€

    (oohh I hope I win this time, I could really use a Sephora shopping trip!!!)

  254. jenn s. says:

    I’m a Southern girl, so I love a good pound cake (vanilla, nothing fancy) or a Texas sheet cake which my dear hubby makes every year for my birthday. Chocolate cake with chocolate icing….YUM!!

  255. Alexandra F says:

    Ohh this would be perfect for the limited edition lip tars I’ve been eying!

  256. Michelle says:

    I’m not a nail-art kind of lady. I did just give myself a manicure with a Zoya polish for the first time, I’m iffy on the formula. It’s kind of strangely sticky.

  257. Lesley says:

    Yo Tabs!

  258. Dora says:

    Hi Karen,
    I love to spend my Saturdays giving all my attention to neighbors dog his name is Takoda…we call him koda…we love him so…he’s stays with us from morning to night and only goes home to sleep. He has been left out on runner for 10 hours at a time with no food or drink…we feed and love him dearly and he has grown to love us very, very much..he’s my Mumma’s Boy! His favorite toy is outdoors. He is a Huskie

  259. MISSIE says:

    I live and breathe Sephora… here’s hoping!

  260. JillianPS says:

    My boyfriend’s mom got our two kittens this “cat tunnel” sort of thing for Christmas… except they’re growing every month, and have almost grown out of it. But they still like to play “ostrich” and stick their heads in, leaving their bodies out… as if we can’t see them… pretty adorable.

    My boyfriend loves our cats (Linus and Lucy, b-t-dubs), but if I were single/if we weren’t living together I’d probably have a few more… I completely relate to the crazy cat lady mentality.

    If you haven’t heard of it, you should check out the book “How To Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You” – super hilarious for us crazy cat/cat-crazy people!

  261. Sasha Lopez says:

    Two of my favorite desserts; quick triple after battle chocolate cake and homemade chex “puppy chow” !! Yum yum…. ;}

  262. Avery says:

    I have grandma hands that cannot handle nail art

  263. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite dessert. Almost any type. So I have to workout.
    I haven’t tried nail art yet but I want to.
    To feel like a million bucks I like Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Plum. Wear it with a cloche hat or any 1920’s inspired clothes and accessories because it will give you a flapper look.

  264. Helga says:

    Bought new blush today πŸ™‚ hope I win I need new brushes πŸ™‚

  265. Kady says:

    My dog Simba (golden retriever) loves playing with his stuffed tiger. He’s so cute with it he’ll take his little tiger everywhere and cannot sleep unless he has his tiger with him

  266. tete says:

    loved the food!!!

  267. Mireya says:

    My dog will only play with stuffed animals… no ropes or balls for her. She has a stuffed cat that she walks around with in her mouth for most of the day. πŸ˜€ No offense, Tabs.

  268. Sarah says:

    I find counters very intimidating, so I do all of my beauty shopping either online or at the drugstore.

  269. Carina says:

    My favorite dessert is between cookies and brownies

  270. Kiara says:

    Ideal Sunday afternoon = at the beach with friends and food πŸ™‚

  271. Tiffany says:

    I’m going to 3 restaurants participating in Winterlicious this weekend….I’m going to balloon into a whale.

  272. Christine says:

    I haven’t finished my history homework yet because I’ve been surfing reddit and beauty blogs. Did you know that there were ancient civilizations called the Hittites and the Assyrians?

  273. Grace says:

    My favorite dessert is raspberry macaron! And btw I’m totally hyped for Warm Bodies, planning to watch it on Valentines Day πŸ˜€

  274. Anna says:

    ice cream!

  275. Barbara says:

    Love tiramisu, cheesecake, and bread pudding!

  276. Zu says:

    My favourite dessert is jamie oliver’s tiramisu

  277. Vanessa F says:

    I have done makeup for a lot of my friends-I once did the makeup for half of my friend’s wedding party.

  278. Suzy says:

    i loove sephora

  279. Hanna Ua says:

    I hope I can get my hands on Betty Bright lipstick this week!

  280. Jen says:

    Love your site and would love to win the giveaway! <3

  281. Bessie says:

    Have you ever tried cooking Filipino food in a slow cooker? I have, it’s so awesome and easy!

  282. Nicole says:

    today was a long day

  283. Emily says:

    As for desserts, I’ve been into baked donuts recently!

  284. Justine says:

    I suddenly want a red lipcolor with a jelly finish.

  285. Yoko says:

    Cat’s favorite toy is anything that can be used to play fetch. Current contenders are a reindeer and Christmas tree, both from a Petco Christmas stocking acquired during a post-holiday sale. πŸ™‚

  286. christine says:

    I love chocolate covered strawberries! And I’m looking forward to trying out the Hourglass ambient powders.

  287. Susan says:

    I really like cheesecake!

  288. Aliza Cundy says:

    My dog sleeps in bed with me. He is currently obnoxiously pressed against my back and paws at my head in the night to get me to lift the blankets to let him in. I think this is hilarious and cute, my fiancé…. Not so much πŸ˜€
    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  289. Cristina says:

    Happy weekend!

  290. Ashley says:

    I’d love to win! Dying to get a Clairisonic!

  291. Joy P. says:

    I super love the combination of salted caramel! πŸ™‚

  292. Trisha says:

    I love nail art! I’ve been having a ton of fun with the stamping patterns lately!

  293. Rozae says:

    Nutella in crepes and vanilla ice cream, is divine!

  294. Bonnie says:

    I don’t know if it’s my FAVORITE way to spend a Saturday, but I did a whole lot of “me” shopping today and got some great finds. I probably should lay off the shopping for a while. πŸ˜›

  295. Pam says:

    Lately, I’ve been loving Ben and Jerry’s Creme Brulee ice cream.

  296. Deanna G. says:

    I love banana bread! πŸ™‚

  297. Kimberly says:

    I love any Italian desserts, but Cannolis are the way to this girls heart!

  298. MJ says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies! πŸ™‚

  299. Kimberly says:

    Chocolate Cake is always a favorite!

  300. I almost stepped on my sleeping cat in the dark hallway.

  301. Hannah says:

    I have recently become addicted to Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks. So heavy, but so pretty…also, do you think that the Laura Mercier Stone Grey pencil looks anything like the grey NARS Larger Than Life eyeliner? They seem very similar to me, but I haven’t swatched the LM. Wondering if I need it since I already have the NARS one.

  302. I love to play with my dog, Ruckus, and I think your site is rad. Especially that you are a beauty blogger, and you like to incorporate your animals into your posts. SO COOL. Love this giveaway, thanks for being you.

  303. Lydia says:

    I like to spend saturday afternoons going to the grocery store and the mall!

  304. Noe says:

    pumpkin bread is the cat’s pajamasss πŸ™‚

  305. Bunny says:

    That dinner sure looks yummy!

  306. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, hope you’re enjoying your weekend. I love desserts, mostly any kind and I have recently been trying to create nail art. Favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Shopping at Ulta or Sephora or hanging out with my awesome friends.

  307. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    I love sushi!!

  308. Crissy D. says:

    I love having dinner with my pets!

  309. Sylvia says:

    Tacos later today … how could today be a bad day? πŸ™‚

  310. Melissa says:

    Ahhh Sunday!!!!!

  311. Jennifer says:

    The weekly Sephora giveaway! Yay! One day I hope to even win!

  312. Nicolle says:

    I love love love ice cream

  313. Missy M says:

    My little dog Georgie has loved her stuffed Curious George monkey most of her 11+ years

  314. Khalilah says:

    Dessert? I could use some dessert for breakfast right now- preferably vanilla cake or chocolate fudge covered ice cream… I like Nars or Mac for beauty.

  315. Shelby says:

    Love homemade chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven! πŸ™‚

  316. Maureen says:

    My cats like to play with springs.

  317. Tracy says:

    My favorite dessert is definitely creme brulee!

  318. Christa says:

    My favorite dessert is either pistachio ice cream or tiramisu! Yumm!

  319. Amy D. says:

    It’s time for tea!

  320. Dunya says:

    aw, i have a rescue dog who doesn’t fetch at all but who loves to play tug of war, and will sometimes just chew on his rope like it’s a bone πŸ™‚

  321. Evelyn says:

    I love all desserts! I could never choose among them.

  322. Ondina says:

    Nothing better than a warm, gooey cinnamon roll for Sunday breakfast!

  323. Janet says:

    Hi Karen. I’m having a great weekend. I ran my first 10K yesterday and I feel great! Next, 15K then half-marathon!!!

  324. Jennifer says:

    I always order a creme brûlée or frozen coffee ice cream cake πŸ™‚

  325. Emily says:

    I love painting my nails, but usually nail art is too much trouble.

  326. SSB says:

    Love ice cream cake!

  327. E. says:

    I’ve been wearing Dior Diorific in “Lady” a lot lately – the perfect red lip!

  328. Shayna says:

    The cats love teasers, the most recent acquisition was a Brett Michaels holiday themed one(it was super cheap on clearance). It amuses so much to watch them go crazy a tiny leather little brett with a Santa hat on.

  329. Alyssa says:

    I love cheesecake!

  330. Kelly says:

    I love bright lipstick!

  331. Samantha F. says:

    My favorite dessert is.. TIRAMISU!! :o)

  332. vnssa906 says:

    Carrot cake. My downfall <3

  333. Ladreed says:

    Tabs…..come to New Orleans….it’s Mardi Gras!!

    Clyde….the orange n white tabs

  334. Jennifer Pham says:

    It’s almost Chinese New Year! Yay πŸ™‚

  335. Alexis D. says:

    I am obsessed with cupcakes! I have to say that are my favorite type of dessert! <3

  336. Samantha B. says:

    Tabs is so cute! I’m spending this lazy Sunday relaxing in bed with my cat (who refuses to ever leave my side) and a good book.

  337. Laura H says:

    My favourite type of dessert is PIE ! But I will pretty much eat any dessert food !

  338. mini says:

    I like Thai fried icecream!

  339. Lydia says:

    My cats like to play with these ugly/ funny toys called “The Crackler” They have a thing that makes crackling noises inside them and it makes them go nuts. It’s so funny.
    There’s a link πŸ™‚

  340. eunice says:

    My cat likes to “play” with real mice and then PUF!Eats them…

  341. Carrie says:

    My favorite Sephora counters to visit are NARS and Urban Decay. I’d love to win the card to pick up one of the new Oz palettes!

  342. Shelly says:

    My favorite type of dessert would be cake!

  343. steph b says:

    I’m on a high from cyclocross world championships in Louisville yesterday! First time outside of Europe.

  344. meena says:

    my cat loves to play with his stuffed toy cat! its sooo funny n cute!

  345. Denise says:

    I may be one of the few people not watching football today. Going to enjoy the Puppy Bowl instead. So much cuteness!

  346. Sara says:

    Yesterday I sewed w/my Aunties. I finished making 2 table runners, 1 for myself and 1 for my sister-in-law.

  347. Amy says:

    That food is making me so jealous. I live in an area where the closest great Restaurant is at least an hour away πŸ™

  348. Julie says:

    Thai tea with boba is definitely my favorite desert!

  349. Stef Smith says:

    GO NINERS!!!

  350. Sarah says:

    Really bummed that benefit is discontinuing their cream shadows.. If I win this gift card, I can stock up!

  351. dietcoke4breakfast says:

    my perfect saturday would involve listening to records while playing with my cats and applying new makeup (major brows! can’t live without the diorshow eyebrow pencil in universal brown!) and eating sushi and finishing it up with my fave dessert – key lime pie! who am i kidding, a bottle of wine wine is also necessary!

  352. Silk Mandel says:

    I’m working on a custom bridal order today. Once that’s finished I will clean my makeup brushes and wash clothes. It’s an easy breezy Sunday here in Southern Cali. The sun is out and I’m enjoying my day!

  353. LAURA says:

    I cant wait to paint my nails for Superbowl Sunday!

  354. Cara says:

    A Sephora gift card would make all my homework seem so much better!

  355. Annika says:

    I LOVE tiramisu!! But my friend just introduced me to a dessert that this little place downtown makes, it’s white chocolate bread pudding….honestly, a slice of heaven. πŸ˜€

  356. Colleen says:

    Guten tag!
    Hmmm…Nars is my poison. An old friend turned me on to Nars, about 8 years ago. There’s an emotional, magnetic quality to his work. It’s as if he studied women… I’ll take something like the London eye pencil, and it’s grey, but with a subtle range of blue and green in it…it makes my eyes look like jewels.
    If I win a gift card, it’ll all go to Nars.
    Colleen recently posted … At the beginning of the project, is when you know the least.*

  357. Well this cold sick feeling is annoying and keeping me down.

  358. Bridget says:

    ahhhh just flew back to Chicago from Orlando. went from 76 degrees to 12 πŸ™

  359. donna marie says:

    Today I plan on avoiding the super bowl. Going to hang out with friends, eat pizza and watch rock of ages.

  360. Bernice says:

    The food looks divine !

  361. quimerula says:

    I’m enjoying my new TV.

  362. Darlene says:

    Such beautiful weather we’re having! Love it:)

  363. Heather Zeh says:

    Superbowl Sunday….GO FOOD!

  364. Mai says:

    Despite the cold weather, things like ice cream always seem to make me drool! Especially with sprinkles and a sugar cone πŸ™‚

  365. I love anything hazelnut/chocolatey for dessert.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Ready for Warmer Weather

  366. Janice says:

    Mango cream popsicles have been my favorite, summer and winter!

  367. Ping says:

    coconut cream pie.

  368. Saddy says:

    I’m not a dessert person, but anything chocolate is always welcome!
    Saddy recently posted … Cool dad alert!!

  369. HH says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  370. brittany says:

    great taste in food!

  371. Emilie HG says:

    I love tea and the minomonster-app – both at the same time preferably πŸ™‚

  372. Emm says:

    I’m really into bold lips lately, not sure y…and this is the first time I’ve dared to wear red! So thanks for sharing about Millani, gotta try them out!

  373. Kristen says:

    A chocolate type of dessert is always good! Especially Ghiradelli chocolate cake (AMAZING) or “ice box” cookie cake!

  374. Eileen says:

    karen! you are always posting pics of delicious food on your blog. i’m going to be visiting san fran/upper cali area this spring and i’m super excited to try all the yummy seafood from there! i’m planning to eat my way thru =p

  375. Allison says:

    this post made me hungry!

  376. Savannah says:

    I did a yoga class for the first time today and it was amazing!

  377. Annie says:

    I want to see that movie! Glad you liked it!

  378. Karen says:

    Hear, hear to sitting around in pajamas pants with a cat.

  379. Andrea says:

    I’ve been craving crab all day!

  380. Illy says:

    The only nail art I’ve been able to master is the reverse french. Otherwise, you’d think a 4 year old with the shakes did my nails.

  381. Pennie says:

    Making tacos and getting ready to watch the Super Bowl. Just discovered your blog this week and love it!!

  382. Bons says:

    Love ice cream. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  383. Aurora says:

    Favorite dessert: chocolate mousse? But really, pretty much anything sweet is okay by me πŸ™‚

  384. jess says:

    My favorite dessert is red velvet cake, followed by cheesecake and creme brulee! yummmy!

    I always stop at the MAC counter and do a quick run by Clinique. Maybe Lancome too.

    I used to do my friends makeup all time time in high school, then even more so after I became a makeup artist in college. I did my best friends makeup on her wedding day! I did my own on my big day too!

    PS I love stretchy pants!

  385. BB says:

    Fried brie?! How brilliant!

  386. Maria says:

    Reading your blog makes me miss my three cats! They live in Ohio with my parents. Leo, the boss cat, is a big (read: fat) grey cat with a white star on his chest. His food bowl is in our basement, but he stands at the top of the basement steps and meows until one of his dutiful servants walks him down the stairs to his bowl. What a prince! We also have a black-and-white grumpy cat, Olive, who sleeps most of the time, and a fluffy Maine Coon named Viola who routinely kills small rodents.

    Love reading your blog and seeing your cute cat pics! πŸ™‚

  387. Shannon H. says:

    That fried brie looks so delicious, I’m jealous!

  388. Ally says:

    I used to have an obsession with sharks

  389. Mackenzie says:

    Have the flu. Should be working but I only have the energy to scan makeup sites πŸ˜‰

  390. TrippyPixie says:

    I’m not a sweet food fan, so I don’t really like dessert. When I do eat it, I tend to prefer more tart desserts as opposed to overly sweet. I love lemon meringue pie.

  391. Julia says:

    I’m in Key West for the weekend and the Key Lime pie is wonderful. Tart and sweet at the same time – yummy.

  392. Carol B says:

    Now I’m hungry!!! Just want to say thanks for the chance!! Sephora is my fave store! πŸ™‚

  393. Mabel Pacheco says:

    GO NINERS !!! taking a break from the game and came to my favorite blog !!

  394. Benita says:

    I’ve had Emmy Lou (my dog) for over 6 years and she does not like any toys (or so I thought). I was working on a craft project this weekend and discovered she loves yarn. I just think that is so strange.

  395. Hofken says:

    It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’m watching a Psych marathon!

  396. KimberlyAnne says:

    No new shows on tonight, & I don’t watch football so I’m looking at beauty blogs instead… much better anyways!

  397. Tina says:

    That Ahi Tuna looks so good!

  398. Anna says:

    The only part of the Superbowl I care about is Beyonce.

  399. Jane says:

    Karen, your food pictures are awesome. . . Hope I’m not too late to enter the Sephora give-away.

  400. Ruth says:

    We just got a new kitty and she’s playing a great game of hide and seek. I’ve been seeking all day!

  401. Emily says:

    This is awesome!

  402. Alison says:

    OMG Caturday!

  403. Kitty says:

    I always swing by MAC, Chanel, & Dior when I’m in store. I have been really into ordering online from Sephora lately, where my virtual stop include Too Faced, UD, & NARS xxx

  404. christine says:

    Happy Sunday! The ahi dish looks delicious.

  405. Kay says:

    I love cheesecake!!!

  406. Kawela says:

    Ruby woo by Mac is my Fav!!!!!!!!! I feel like I can conquer the world with this on my lips!!! That’s what I love about make up.

  407. Heather says:

    I’m excited about the new eyeliner I bought this weekend. It’s the little things sometimes.

  408. Sulee says:

    My cat likes her laser pointer.

  409. Annie says:

    That Ahi tartare looks fantasctic!
    Thank you!

  410. Tintin says:

    My favourite dessert is blackforest cake!

  411. Sabrina says:

    My favorite dessert is cheesecake!! πŸ™‚

  412. mellonii says:

    Wah you’re so sweet. = w = I want to steal your kitty omg

  413. Tanya says:

    My cat’s fave toy is any empty cardboard box! My favorite dessert is chocolate cake…..

  414. Jessie says:

    Wow that food looks delicious. I thought the Ahi tartare was some sort of super fancy cat food at first when I scrolled past it lol! I bet Tabs wouldn’t mind seeing that in his bowl either.

  415. meghan says:

    The only nail art I’ve tried is a sponge gradient, and it looked okay but it was really hard to clean up and I didn’t think it looked that great close up. There’s always next time…maybe.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  416. Yaling says:

    the packaging for the mac archie collection is so disappointing

  417. Siony says:

    I don’t have a pet (except 3 loving cats!!) but I really want a rottie.
    I’ve tried nail art lots of times, but I really suck at it Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€
    Speaking of the food pics, do you have some left overs? Ò˜º Thanks for the giveaway!!

  418. Renee says:

    I hope that I win the $50 sephora gift card. Please tell Tabs I said “meow” πŸ™‚

  419. Alyssa says:

    Love your blog!

  420. Monika says:

    I wish i had a flawless skin like some lucky ladies. Mine is a mess… matter what. Years come, but teenager skin seems to stay……

  421. The Super Bowl was insane! Besides that I’m super happy I got to catch up to my cousin today and talk about some things we have in common like TV shows and makeup!

  422. Janet says:

    Love your Archie’s Girl collection review, especially the pictures, super cute! πŸ™‚

  423. Esther says:

    I’ve really pared down my sephora wishlist, but if I won this I could build it back up πŸ˜‰

  424. Efrain says:

    Simply, I need money, ok no that’s rude hello from mexico
    Efrain recently posted … Respondiendole a Omar

  425. Erica says:

    Just found your blog and I’m loving it already!
    (My cat is pretty easy to amuse; he’s happy with a good old piece of yarn.)

  426. Wayne says:

    Weird Super Bowl.

  427. Nora says:

    Tabs has a soft side

  428. Stephanie says:

    My cats tend to go for little soft ball toys. My goats like plastic buckets. The horses don’t really play with toys.

  429. Jackee S. says:

    Beyonce killed it at the half time show today!!

  430. Katrina says:

    My dog has a basket of stuffed animals, she plays with whatever suits her mood that day. Today has been the owl:)

  431. Chloe says:

    lipstick queen is amazing but i still cant find my perfect prom dress!

  432. Powell says:

    I don’t know why I keep trying.

  433. Linda says:

    so sad for 9’ers……..

  434. Amy Z says:


  435. Cloudburst says:

    I had friends over for dessert and drinks last night. I baked coffee cake and chocolate pudding cake!

  436. Gisell says:

    My daughters first birthday was on February first and I’m do proud of her… Watching her grow right before my eyes has been the most wonderful gift I could have ever received…

  437. Maria says:

    gotta say, any lipstick from Chanel makes me feel like a million bucks. x

  438. Steph says:

    I love so many desserts — cheesecake, carrot cake, strawberry shortcake.. basically any variation of basic cake ;D
    Steph recently posted … Life in Pictures vol. 01

  439. Nisha says:

    I’m so ready for spring/summer so I can relax outside on my patio with a good book & glass of wine πŸ™‚

  440. Whitney L. says:

    Ugh, I so sad the niners lost. That was terrible! Hope a gift card cheers me up!

  441. Colleen says:

    I happily spent yesterday with a good friend catching up on our lives and the last 5 episodes of Homeland. That show is so crazy good.

  442. Tran Ho says:

    I don’t have any pets ): but I would love to have one!

  443. Molly says:

    Random: I just saw a photo of Lil’ Kim and she is losing her mind…her face is getting so weird looking and she’s beginning to resemble Michael Jackson.
    It’s sad…she was cute/pretty before she messed with her face. πŸ™

  444. Janet says:

    Hope you had a great Caturday from a fellow cat lady!

  445. Rochelle Ramos says:

    well i watched the super bowl today and though it was a good game bummed SF lost to the ravens!!!! but ate tons of good food today as well!

  446. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Chocolate mousse. Chocolate mousse is my favorite forever.
    (And gelato. Frozen yogurt too. Aaaaaaaah and pie. So many good things!)

  447. Eva says:

    Oh how a sephora order would go down nicely right about now…

  448. Linda Lam says:

    The tartare looks yummy.

  449. Rebecca says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with Burberry lipstick (specifically, in the shade Cameo Pink).

  450. Rena says:

    It was my birthday this weekend and my sister made me this strawberry cream puff cake. Oh! Was it good!

  451. Amanda K says:

    My favorite desserts are cheesecake or chocolate souffle!

  452. vali says:

    My favorite lipstick for the moment is Dior addict lipstick, in Charmante !I use it every day.

  453. Kim says:

    I definitely want to see Warm Bodies. I didn’t read it yet, but the movie looks really cute. πŸ™‚

    Awww, I love how Tabs has come around. Maybe he’s almost ready for a less-stuffed friend? πŸ™‚

  454. Emm says:

    I’m really into bold lips, not sure y, but I wore my first red lip a few months ago. I’m really excited about the Millani lipsticks, and can’t beat the price so I can try a few! Thanks for your post!

  455. Nichole Clark says:

    Oh I hope I win! I have a reunion coming up that I’d like to be all spiffy for πŸ™‚

  456. Aelyn says:

    I love nail art!!

  457. katie says:

    I have my fingers crossed!

  458. Bruna Louise says:

    I <3 petit gateau!

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