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

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is CS! Congratulations, CS! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway
Two Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora!

Greetings, fellow makeup lover! I hope you’re doing well. πŸ™‚


Not a lot happening out my way. I’m not sure where Tabs is right now (probably wreaking havoc somewhere), but I’m getting ready to run on the treadmill, then do some housecleaning (bluh), and then hopefully head to brunch.

Blueberry pancakes, here I come!

I also plan to rut around in my makeup collection to look for long-forgotten gems. Do you ever do that? I recently rediscovered some really great old-school hits that fell off my radarscreen, like Hourglass Exhibition (oh, hai!).

Got my fingers crossed that I find some more oldies but goodies to love anew.

Well, I don’t want to keep you. I know you have places to go, things to do and pets to assist, but don’t forget to enter this weekend’s Sephora $50 eCard giveaway. It only costs a comment and takes barely a minute or two (details down below).

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’s your current go-to eye shadow? Is there a scent that reminds you of a wonderful time in your life? What’s your favorite chick flick? You’re going to a potluck! — is there a dish you’d like to bring? Do you prefer wearing your hair up or down? Describe your warmest winter jacket. Liquid, pencil or gel eyeliner? What’s something you’d like to accomplish by summer? — 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 24, 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 CS! Congratulations, CS! 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. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, happy weekend! I have just fallen back in love with my Naked 2 palette, simple, classy and effortless. I like gel eyeliners but honestly I don’t have a lot of eyeliners of any kind in my make up collection. I like myself better with my hair down but when I don’t have to go out, I just put it up in a pony tail. And a goal I’d like to achieve by the summer is to lose some weight. My sister-in-law is getting remarried in July so I’d like to look pretty for her wedding.

    Say hi to Tabs and enjoy your brunch!

    • Zoe says:

      If I won the gift certificate I would try out some stuff from Kat Von d’s line. I was skeptical cuz it seemed like the everyday celeb endorsed crud but I’ve seen too many great reviews to not see for mysel!

  2. Sara says:

    Bridgette Jones Diary- still love it after all these years

  3. Rikki says:

    I don’t have a favourite go-to eyeshadow. I’m always switching it up.

  4. Joanna says:

    Gel liner for top lid and pencil for water line πŸ™‚

  5. Lydia says:

    My go to shade is Booty Call from the Urban Decay Naked2 Pallete!

  6. Tricia says:

    I love to play with different eye shadows, though mostly they are a variation of purple

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Karen! Hope your weekend is going well! My go-to eye shadow is Urban Decay’s Suspect. Very natural and great for an everyday look!

  8. Amaris says:

    Hi Karen! I have found myself always going back to my MAC Blacktrack gel liner … I hate having to wash my angled eyeliner brush after each use, but I’ll do whatever it takes to get the perfect cat eye!

  9. Sherry says:

    Gotta hand it to ya, this “older chick” likes to follow your awesome entries and updates and finds…….thanks for letting us hang around :)…Sephora also rocks!

  10. I love weekends and Nascar!!

  11. Jessica Bruner says:

    By this summer I really would love to have passed the entire CPA exam!!!

  12. camille says:

    yay, another giveaway! i have usual the suspects in my make up caboodle and i’m a minimalist when it comes to make up. :/ but i just bought the hourglass ambient powder, in dim. i like it, but i’ve only used it once, so i don’t have a strong opinion right now.

    happy weekend to you!

  13. Susie says:

    I would LOVE to win. I don’t have any eye shadow right now because I have a VERY heavy hooded eye and tried it a few times and couldn’t get it to look right. I’ve watched a few good youtube videos and am ready to learn at 57 years old. LOL.

  14. Cassie says:

    I’ve loved your site for awhile now. Your reviews have definitely helped a starving student sift through and buy the best things XX

  15. I am SO in love with the Benefits Fake Up hydrating crease control concealer! IN! LOVE! Wouldn’t recommend for anyone with oily skin, but if you have normal skin like me it is HEAVEN!

  16. Tiffanie says:

    My latest eyeshadow obsession is Kevyn Aucoin in Soft Clay. It is the perfect neutral matte to pair with bright or dark lips and cheeks.

  17. Ashleigh says:

    Kitten by Stila πŸ™‚ My go to shadow for sure.
    Ashleigh recently posted … My Top Pins

  18. Karla says:

    Hola! I am craving a snack bowl from KFC lol

  19. Christine says:

    I’ve been using Mac Vex everyday for the past week :)!

  20. Eva says:

    Today, I’m mostly performing my primary purpose in life, which is, according to my tabby, to be a self-heating adjustable cat bed with automatic ear scratching. She doesn’t even mind that I’m only wearing mascara and eyeliner!

  21. Liz says:

    Mmmmm blueberry pancakes! Breakfast is pretty much my only motivation to get up early on weekends!

  22. Sharene says:

    Mac all that glitters takes the cake!

  23. Brooke says:

    I usually take some type of dessert to potlucks – I’m a great baker, but my cooking could use some work πŸ™‚

  24. leetal says:

    been loving the hourglass options you’ve been showing lately

  25. nina says:

    I like pencil liners! although lately I have been having lots of issues with transfer (N)

  26. Karla says:

    Those hourglass ambient powders are calling my name… :0

  27. Joy says:

    I’ve been using a lot of neutrals in general lately. Especially the lighter shade out of a sephora brand duo.

  28. Amy R says:

    Would love to win this so I can make Hourglass’ Dim Light mine! πŸ™‚ You sold me!

  29. Tatiana says:


    Lately, ive been doing more tourtials on instagram and getting the hang of things on doing my makeup less dramatic but pretty cool.. It has helped me get some nice comments from everyone and that makes me happy!! My new thing right now is def some ubran decay eyeliner.. Im in love with how easy ad smooth it goes on! πŸ™‚

  30. Samantha says:

    I just discovered the Cynthia Rowley make up sponge, it’s kinda like the beauty blender and it is AH-MAY-ZING! I’ve been wanting the beauty blender for a while but really couldn’t justify spending $25 on a sponge.

  31. Linda says:

    My current eyeshadow favorite is the medium shade of Studio Gear’s trio in Study in Taupe! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  32. Marisol says:

    Favorite chick flick would be the ultimate chick flick – sex and the city.

  33. Roxanne says:

    I miss the days when I could apply my makeup like a pro. I’m not sure what happened to me. :/

  34. Samantha thomas says:

    I love sephora so much! I hope to win! Good luck to everyone!

  35. Amanda says:

    My latest makeup obsession is Urban Decay’s Mushroom eye shadow. I might have to go out and buy it as a single (which is, of course, the perfect excuse to buy an empty palette and then you can’t just have a half full palette so you gotta pick out a few other colors to go with it… oh this slippery slope)

  36. Aalia says:

    Hey Karen, So you said your going to brunch, isn’t Chanel Mademoiselle the perfect weekend brunch perfume =).

    I just bought my first MAC eye shadow ever recently, and now I am obsessed and want to buy every and any eye shadow you recommend.

  37. kate says:

    Those Nars shadows look gorgeous!

  38. Rosie says:

    Favorite chick flick…I think that’s gotta be Clueless. Ooh, I also love Love Actually!

  39. Michelle says:

    My favorite chick flick is Steel Magnolias.

  40. NeenaJ says:

    Am in love with my new foundation, Le Métier de Beaute Flawless Foundation in #2.

  41. marta says:

    My UD Naked palette

  42. Margie says:

    Whenever I smell Estée Lauder “pleasures” I think of beginning my freshman year of college. My mom gave me her bottle of it because I didn’t bring any perfume with me to my new dorm πŸ™‚

  43. Allegra says:

    I’m dying to use my new Naked Basics Palette. First purchase from UD ever ‘‘‘

  44. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ˜€ Have a good weekend.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review: a culinary adventure with Lush Cosmetic Warrior, Veganese and Porridge Soap

  45. Jill says:

    Thanks for taking the time to show how the products look!

  46. Alison says:

    This week, I’ve been loving the Downtown Browns palette by Black Radiance. BR is owned by the same company as Wet N Wild, and this palette looks exactly like one of the WNW 8-pan palettes. The texture of the shadows is the same, too- soft, with lots of pigment! And just as inexpensive as WNW.

  47. Bree says:

    LOVE my hair down!!! It’s my security blanket for my little head LOL

  48. terrib says:

    By summer I hope to have enough money saved for a stand-up paddleboard

  49. Megan says:

    There’s a perfume I used to wear in my early college days, and when I catch a whiff of anything that smells similar, I’m taken back to those days.

  50. Liliana says:

    I discovered candlelight glow highlighter and I love it πŸ™‚

  51. Samantha says:

    Loving UD’s junkie eyeliner!

  52. Lisa Brown says:

    I like wearing my hair up.

  53. Chrystal says:

    Ive been neglecting my naked palettes… Might use them this weekend:)

  54. Step says:

    All the duos in that picture together are soooooo pretttyy. I’ve been using the TimeBalm neutral matte palette a lot lately. There’s a purpley grey in there that I never would have tried out on my own, but I’ve been using it nonstop as a smokey lid color.

  55. Tiffany says:

    I watched Breakfast At Tiffany’s last night for the first time… I thought it was kinda strange. Happy Saturday to you, El Hub and Tabs!! πŸ™‚

  56. Sophie says:

    I am a nail polish addict!

  57. Jaa Maurer says:

    I always reach for Maybelline color tattoo eye shadows in bad to the bronze and barely branded =D

  58. Charisse says:

    I wear my hair in a low ponytail every day. I think it’s time to switch up my style!

  59. kelly m. says:

    my favorite chick flick is “Under the Tuscan Sun”, it so beautiful and heartwarming. Evey time I watch it, really makes me want to go visit Italy someday.

  60. Ashley Marie says:

    My favorite chick flick is Beaches!

  61. kristina chang says:

    i really wanna try the dior bb cream but it’s so expensive!

  62. Susan says:

    i like eyeliner pencil best!

  63. taylor says:

    i just recently got urban decay naked foundation in 1.0 and im in love i have used many different foundations for my crazy skin but this is by far my favorite!

  64. Lauren says:

    Hi Karen,
    I follow you on twitter and I think it’s so awesome that you tweeted instyle mag about the NARS picture. That’s an awesome pic! And I would get the hourglass powder if I won. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  65. Anna says:

    I just cannot wait for this winter to be over – it’s snowing AGAIN. I swear I’ll never complain about the heat ever again! πŸ™‚

  66. onegreatsmile says:

    I am madly in love with an eyeshadow dupe! Amber Rush from LOreal Infallible.. Shimmery coppery smooth deliciousness!!!!! Armani Eyes to Kill? FEH!!

  67. Emilee says:

    pencil eyeliner all the way! I’m not talented enough for liquid eyeliner.

  68. Mackenzie says:

    I bought 6 revlon butter lipsticks at a killer drugstore sale last week and they are surprisingly awesome. Perhaps my beauty snobbery will have to be questioned more often!

  69. Pam says:

    My current go-to eyeshadow is either MAC Satin Taupe or MakeupGeek Homecoming.

  70. Amy says:

    Just made some maple banana french toast for brunch. Yum. Happy!

  71. I’m a huge fan of colorful looks, but I felt in love with neutrals since I bought my Naked palette from UD! I never thought I would become a neutral freak! Now I can live without nude and brown tones! The problem is that I tried a colorful makeup and… it didn’t come well. Am I loosing the skill to work with colors? πŸ™

    Ah, one more thing, that has nothing to do with I said before… You know that your Archie’s Girls’ review made me go crazy! Mostly about lipsticks! I got Betty Bright πŸ˜€ I would love if this collection come to Brazil! Until them, I’m gonna enjoy Apres Chic collection πŸ˜›


  72. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I prefer to wear my hair up!

  73. GB says:

    If I’m going to a potluck, I’ll always bring a dessert!

  74. julie says:

    Drooling over those nars shadows. My go to eyeshadows are usually from the naked 2 pallet. My winter coat is a hoodie from hannah andersson. True romance reminds me of college. I use pencil liner most and gel for dressing up.

  75. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I prefer to wear my hair up and I prefer liquid liner.

  76. Jenny says:

    Potluck? I’d make my deliciously soft/creamy cheesecake with homemade vanilla extract. πŸ™‚

  77. Alice says:

    I’m currently obsessed with baking.. and I have to make things at least 3x to get it perfect (to my standards). Things on the menu: butter scones, lemon souffle, cheese sticks, twice-baked potatoes.

    Oh and how can I leave out… le macarons.

  78. mini says:

    I like my hair in a halfup halfdown style!

  79. Tina F. says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for the giveaway again. I’m so obsessed fragrances and skincare containing citrus scents. Vanilla is too sweet for me, and florals too “scented” whereas citrus is just so yummy. I’m on my quest to find the ultimate citrus fragrance. Anyone got any suggestions? πŸ™‚

  80. katie says:

    I don’t have a favorite eyeshadow but I have been loving my lorac pro palette right now.

  81. Julia says:

    I had blueberry pancakes this morning too πŸ˜‰

  82. mrsshukra says:

    Looking for new eye shadows!

  83. Leslie says:

    MAPLE BACON DONUTS! They’ve been my new obsession. Starting to love them more than bacon:x

  84. Jennifer Dysart says:

    If i won this I’d put it toward a clarisonic, been wanting one for ages!

  85. Mariee says:

    Liquid eyeliner.

  86. Angela Clark says:

    Cold and windy in the Bay area today! Trying out foundations, hoping to find one that lasts more than four hours-and doesn’t make me look like a mummy in the meantime! πŸ™‚

  87. Deirdre says:

    Cannot wait to watch the Oscars this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Deirdre recently posted … Not Quite a Book Worm

  88. Nupur says:

    I’m quite loving MUA (Makeup Academy) Undressed Palette a lot these days!!! πŸ™‚

  89. Emm says:

    i am loving any pink lipstick at the moment.

  90. Melanie says:

    One of my favorite eyeshadows right now is a Milani eyeshadow stick. Its waterproof and despite the drugstore price it lasts forever, even on my lower waterline!

  91. Tiffany says:

    Favorite chick flick is definitely Bridget Jones’ Diary

  92. Zoey says:

    I think I’m going to try to add some Greek yogurt into pancakes to increase the protein content!

  93. Ana says:

    I really want to get the new powders from Hourglass!

  94. Nicole says:

    Just picked up theBalm from a Hautelook sale and I’m in love! So amazing.

  95. Nicole says:

    I’m currently obsessed with liquid eyeliner! <3

  96. Amie says:

    I wear my hair up (in a pony-tail) only if I am hanging around the house doing chores. I feel much more confident with my hair down.

  97. ReneeP says:

    All those Nars duos in that pic are driving me nuts!

  98. auroragyps says:

    My warmest Winter jacket is my L.L.Bean Thinsulate parka that I got the first or second Winter I lived in Buffalo, NY. My ex went to college at SUNY Brockport for 4 years (which is about an hour away from Buffalo) and he swore by his L.L.Bean jacket, so I knew that’s what I wanted to make it through the freezing cold. It’s a dark plum, has a removable hood, and a bunch of pocket (so nice in a coat). Years later, when I started walking or taking the bus everywhere, I was SO GLAD I had that coat.

  99. Jennifer L says:

    I prefer to wear my hair up… I just hate it getting in my face

  100. Layla says:

    I would love to add some spring goodies from Sephora to my collection πŸ™‚

  101. Krista says:

    Eternity *whispers* by Calvin Klein. I wore it all through high school.

  102. Heidi says:

    For potlucks these days, it’s pretty much a given I’m bringing mushroom walnut pate. Everyone loves it!

  103. marlena says:

    I would like to make exercise a normal part of my daily routine!

  104. Ellen says:

    I want to love gel eyeliner, and I use it, but I really much prefer pencil liners…. So much easier!!

  105. Petunia says:

    all i wanna do is go to the barn and hang out with the horses. but alas, i have to be real. housework, errands, all of that grown up responsible type stuff.

    i threw on some NARS shadow pencil in Silver Factory- everything seems brighter already.

  106. I prefer to wear my hair down, always have since I was a little girl.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Tea Time

  107. Daniella says:

    Go to shadows are Naked I and Naked II but I would like to start wearing moss green eyeshadows again. Favorite ‘chick flick’ of all times is ‘Persuasion’ with Ciaran Hinds as Captain Wentworth- soo romantic. Goal for summer: lose 20/25 pounds, which would put me at a perfect weight for me!

  108. Lisa says:

    I always wear my hair down, and my potluck fallback is western beef and beans. Thanks Tabs and Karen!

  109. Zara says:

    MAC’s Buckwheat has been my go to shade for a long while… that layered on top of some smudged black or brown eyeliner is my simple everyday look. πŸ™‚

  110. Rina says:

    The Notebook!

  111. Shelly says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  112. Jill says:

    Blueberry pancakes sound fab….maybe for dinner? Lol

  113. Brandy D. says:

    I would love to win this so need new makeup lost have of mine!!!!😒

  114. Jen B says:

    MAC Orb and Era have been my go to shadows lately. I love them together and they are so easy!

  115. Saffron says:

    Oh homie, *cook* something for potlucks? That’s what the deli isle at the supermarket is for, I got too much to do to be makin casseroles!

    Thanks for the contest!

  116. Christine says:

    Recently discovered Nymphette Lipglass from MAC and absolutely love it! I actually have to thank you, Karen, for having a post about it, which led me to be intrigued and discovering the shade for myself! It is absolutely beautiful, and one of my most favorite lip glosses ever.

  117. Tanya G says:

    I love too many eyeshadows to only have one favorite but I’ve been using Laura Mercier’s caviar stick in Rose Gold non-stop since I got it 2 weeks ago. So in love with it.

  118. Katie says:

    I always appreciate it when giveaways are made open to international readers with alternative options, it’s just nice to get involved really!

  119. Tran says:

    My go to eyeshadow lately has been maybelline color tattoo in bad to the bronze!

  120. Larie says:

    Liquid liner, all the way!
    Larie recently posted … Wishlist: Basics

  121. Esther says:

    I love gel liner. I’ve got a few of the Clinique ones, and they’re lovely!

  122. Rachel says:

    Holy crap, all those Nars pans up there are making me sweat! πŸ˜€

    I have several go to eyeshadows, but the ones I use the most are MAC Once Upon a Time, Jaunty, and Jete!

  123. Rosa says:

    Go to eyeshadow is the Naked palette

  124. Shana says:

    My warmest winter jacket is my monster North Face 3/4 length down filled parka.

  125. Carolyn N. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I wear my hair up at home, but mostly down for going out.

  126. Danielle says:

    Love the liquid eyeliner from mac!

  127. T.Davis says:

    My favorite chick flick is also my favorite movie. It is Ever After starring Drew Berrymore and Angelica Houston.

  128. Elaine says:

    I love giveaways especially if it’s an ecard to Sephora! I’m about to make dinner for my sister and her boyfriend who should be coming over in about an hour. My husband will pick up keys to our new house tomorrow and we’ll be moving things throughout the week. I’m quite excited but sad to leave my apartment where my daughter took her first steps, we celebrated a few birthdays and triumphed through natural disasters. I also picked up 2 lipsticks from Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral and Pink Pop.
    Elaine recently posted … Get Ready With Me! [ Winter Edition ]

  129. Katherine Campbell says:

    I just took a trip to Sephora today.

  130. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    Well living in the Southern Hemisphere does not go well with makeup,let alone moisturizer.It just melts and runs down your face into your eyes .Hair has to be pinned up or you get even hotter.
    Humidity is a woman’s worst beauty nightmare.

  131. donna marie says:

    I am soooo looking forward to tomorrow’s red carpet for the oscars. my friends and I love to talk about the fashion. lol

  132. elia says:

    I always go back to Shiseido the makeup
    powder foundation …it blends in perfect.

  133. cloudburst says:

    My cat likes to sleep on my office chair in the sun. As the day progresses and the sun creeps across the living room I oblige her majesty by making sure to move the chair with the sunlight.

  134. Cathy says:

    I am OBSESSED with LMN lately! lol

  135. Ash G says:

    My go to eyeshadow is Urban Decay Blaze…unfortunately, it’s one of the shades that was discontinued to I’m going to have to start trying out dupes soon πŸ™

  136. courtney says:

    I like wearing my hair down, but then I turn around and put it up!

  137. Emma says:

    Thanks for another opportunity to win! My current go to when it comes to shadow is the Meet Matt(e) palette by The Balm! The package is cute and witty and the shadows are lovely and soft!

  138. Julia says:

    I always bring my Mom’s Russian potato salad, made with peas and carrots.

  139. Kylie says:

    Pencil eyeliner always smudges on me and leaves me with raccoon eyes, or making me look like I’ve been punched in the eye. Liquid eyeliner lasts a long time for me, but sometimes it’s a bit too harsh and doesn’t look as natural. I love gel eyeliner because it looks most natural on me, but sadly, it doesn’t last as long as liquid. πŸ™

  140. Kprice says:

    I love blueberry pancakes! They are my absolute favorite food. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway and have a good weekend.

  141. Debbie says:

    While you were sleeping!

  142. Alyce says:

    Hi Karen my go to eye shadow at the moment would be my elf warm palette I’ve been using it so much I’ve actually hit pan on it. I’m in desperate need of some new shadows! πŸ™‚

  143. Jesselyn says:

    I love sundays

  144. Amy D. says:

    I could stare at the first picture of this post for hours…. So. Pretty. :0

  145. Deretta says:

    AWESOME day spent with my hub at the Flea Market in Tulsa, OK! UD eyeshadow has held up all day…

  146. Deretta says:

    AWESOME day spent with my hub at the Flea Market in Tulsa, OK!

  147. Madeline says:

    My go to eyeshadow is a Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze!

  148. Kaley Jamnik says:

    My go-to eyeshadow is UD’s Mushroom!

  149. Rose says:

    Love the Nars eyeshadow photo! I re-discovered an oldie but goodie, MAC Powersurge eye pencil! I just have a teeny nub of a pencil left and has been overlooked in my eye pencil cup. I just love that bronze-y color!

  150. Natalie says:

    Can’t wait for winter to be over– ready for spring makeup!

  151. Jessica says:

    I love My Best Friend’s wedding! One of my all time faves ! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  152. Liz says:

    Right now my go-to eyeshadow is no eyeshadow at all – just lots of liner and mascara!
    Liz recently posted … Donating to Locks of Love

  153. Sara says:

    I need to try Bobbi Brown’s Corrector!

  154. Nobu says:

    Got the cutest coral shoes today! Cannot wait for spring so I can bust them out πŸ™‚

  155. Kristal says:

    Hey Karen!!
    I’m coming home from deployment in a few days and I would love to have a chance to get new makeup… I haven’t worn any since I have been deployed and there is a special someone I want to impress!

  156. Pamela says:

    I am a rookie concerning makeup; Naked 2 is my go to eyeshadow

  157. Bonnie says:

    Your Sephora picture with all the NARS products has gotten me very excited for a trip to Sephora!!

  158. Deanna G. says:

    I like wearing my hair up!

  159. Shauna says:

    Sephora lovelovelovelove!

  160. Yvonne says:

    My go to eyeshadow is Lipsi Cosmetics Native Eye Shadow in Creation! πŸ™‚

  161. Melissa says:

    I used your recipe for French toast this morning! It turned out delicious!!

  162. melissa says:

    My go to palettes are naked and naked 2 and my favorite chick flick is bridesmaides πŸ™‚

  163. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen! You’ve been making me want to buy all of the makeup you’ve been putting on your blog lately! So this Sephora gift card would definitely come in handy! πŸ˜›

  164. Maureen says:

    I hate housework too!

  165. Alexandra says:

    My go to is Naked 2, but I looove the new Oz palette!

  166. Hannah S. says:

    Going to a potluck, I would love to make a batch of pioneer woman’s cinnamon rolls! They are so fun to make πŸ˜€

  167. Michelle says:

    Making apple pie while reading your blog on a lazy Saturday afternoon makes my day : )

  168. JaNelle says:

    Hey Karen! I’ve been sick all week. Currently watching Trading Places with the hubby. I cannot wait to wear makeup again. I bought the new cover girl foundation and I’m looking forward to trying.

  169. My go to eyeshadow is the Naked palette by Urban Decay – I don’t think I rely on any one shade really, just the whole thing in general!
    The scent of freesia takes me back to elementary & middle school. My best friend and I always were spraying the Bath&Body spray…we’d sit by my bedroom window year round, blaring my radio and trying to memorize lyrics, and the breeze coming in the window would make the whole room smell like the freesia we’d sprayed.
    Jay @ Wayfaring Beauty recently posted … Want a Kiss? Lac Attack Kiss Me Review & Swatches

  170. Nora says:

    Love breakfast food

  171. Sopeab says:

    I could use some dessert right now!

  172. Andrea Darst says:

    I’m going to a baby shower for a coworker tomorrow & I’m really excited because they’re having a taco bar!!

  173. Miranda M. says:

    my favorite chick flick is Pride and Prejudice …ahh oldie but goodie

  174. Paula says:

    I usually opt for Mac’s Blacktrack! It’s easy and simple! <3

  175. joanna saldana says:

    Pencil Eyeliner

  176. Helen Stockwell says:

    Can not wait for the Oscars tomorrow.


  177. Amanda B says:

    Thanks for the giveaway karen! Most used product lately is Rimmel Scandaleyes-I love the nude one and already want more!

  178. Katty says:

    I’ve been reaching for L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Bronzed Taupe!

  179. @PiratePigg says:

    Regarding your question about eyeliners-I say none of the above. πŸ™‚ A wet eyeliner brush and some eyeshadow are a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

  180. Chelsey says:

    Definitely liquid liner! πŸ™‚ UD in Perversion to be exact!

  181. Elin LLB says:

    My go to eyeshadow these days is Benefit’s Birthday Suit. Love.

  182. Milaxx says:

    Having my downstairs painted and pleasantly surprised that the colors are coming out very close to the ones I pinned on Pinterest.

  183. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Blueberry Pancakes!! I love blueberry anything!!!
    Current Go-To Eyeshadow? I always reach for Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Too Cool as a base. I love having my shadows pop!
    The ~scent~ for me has to be.. I don’t know the name for it! For a hot, humid summer you smell it from a certain tree or plant. I smelled it all the time when I was a kid and I went to my relatives’ humongous house with their huge pool. πŸ˜€
    MY FAVORITE CHICK FLICK has to be Sweet Home Alabama. Oohooh and While You Were Sleeping. πŸ˜€
    I am going to bring my stained glass jello. You are all going to love it.
    I’ve been wearing my hear up everyday. I need to cut it πŸ™
    My furry brown coat that’s so thick with (faux?) fur and warm enough to survive the English chill.
    Gel eyeliner!! Aaah love that stuff.
    I’d love to accomplish passing another exam for my actuarial career. Yaaay Financial Mathematics!

  184. Annie says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite eye shadow right now is Nepal from Nars. It’s such a nice almost neutral rose gold, goes with almost anything.

  185. roz says:

    my go to e/s, is Mac’s Constructivist Paint Pot. Works well in a pinch

  186. Julie Greenwood says:

    Urban Decay eyeliner is my go to liner.

  187. Kimmie says:

    Yay for another giveaway! I love the pictures of your cat. Please post more!

  188. Anna says:

    I usually use gel eyeliner, but I’ve been trying out interesting colours in pencil recently, just to change things up πŸ™‚

  189. sweeks1980 says:

    If I were going to a potluck, I’d probably bring some sort of dessert (I love baking) and maybe some sort of savory dish. Depending on the time of the meal (and the time of year, it could range from quiche to sweet potato salad πŸ™‚

  190. mekayla says:

    My favorite go to eyeshadow is maybelline color tattoo!

  191. laura says:

    Stella by Stella McCartney is a scent that reminds me of Seoul since I wore it quite a bit during my stay there.

  192. Katrina says:

    I recently bought Urban Decay’s Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set so I like trying a new colored eyeliner each day. It’s fun and way easier for me to use a colored eyeliner than an eyeshadow.

  193. Chase says:

    There is always so much pressure on me when you say to comment anything at all ;P I feel like my comment has to be spectacular or funny….but it just ends up being long πŸ˜›
    Also my fave chick-flick is Pretty Woman!! Forever and ever!

  194. April says:

    I don’t really have a go-to eyeshadow at the moment. I like to use different palettes every week so that I get to use them all. Right now though I’m still learning how to properly curl my lashes. It was so scary the very first time I tried it but I think I’m getting better!

  195. Bessie says:

    Today, I used my UD Naked palette for the first time, in a LONG time! lol

  196. Karen says:

    We have the same name AND have a love for felines! My goal before summer is to get up to $2500 for my Girl Scout breast cancer project πŸ™‚

  197. Chloe says:

    I am not a huge eyeshadow girl, but I do love me some liquid eyeliner!

  198. Rachel says:

    Hi! I just bought the nars and god made the woman palette based on your recommendation. So excited!! πŸ™‚ have a great weekend!

  199. stacy s says:

    Just tried the MUFE Aqua Liner in gray. SO pretty! I think I like it better than the UD eye liners.

  200. Judy says:

    Walked past Sephora today and didn’t dare go in πŸ™

  201. Lori says:

    Pencil eyeliner particularly the Urban Decay 24-7 ones.

  202. Sabrina says:

    Having a bad week, can this be my first Sephora win, pretty please? πŸ™

  203. Kayla H says:

    I am looking for a new foundation that is legitament in the fact that it actually can help clear acne, any ideas? I have tried and researched a lot but I am tired of spending money on products that end up not even working

  204. Rozae says:

    I always had a hard time drawing straight line with liquid eye liner but fine gel so much easier!

  205. Ebru M says:

    Happy Saturday Karen! It is my least favorite time – tax season! I am trying to get my taxes done before the time is up.

  206. Donna reeves says:

    I love waking up in the morning,washing my face with a splash of cool water.Applying makeup is my favorite morning makeup,so much fun,the colors,the fashion of it all .PIck me😊

  207. Jesika Fernandez says:

    I discovered the world of belly dancing and I am loving it. The costumes, the music, and of course the makeup!!!!!!!! I take in consideration your recommendations and apply them to my makeup!!!!! Thanx and keep on shimmy!!!!!!!!

  208. Sy says:

    I prefer to wear my hair down!

  209. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says:

    Cake eyeliner tightlined if I have time in the morning otherwise it is a quick swipe of pencil liner or a dark eyeshadow to add a bit of definition.

  210. Jennifer Essad says:

    Hey Hey, just found you on twitter and so happy to have! I am going to Sephora next week (45 min drive) I need to earn more points and am on the look out for the new eye shadows for Spring, I am wanting that new Turquoise color I’ve seen in magazine this month. Can’t wait to see whats new! Thanks for the chance to win!

  211. Fiona says:

    Awesome giveaway! I hope I win! So nice of you do this Karen! πŸ™‚

  212. Maria J. Cardoza says:

    My All Time Favorite Chick Flick is The Wedding Planner!

  213. Kathy H says:

    I need some new eye shadow. I have been wearing browns/tans for a while and I’m sick of them. I’m thinking of some plums, pinks, blues to really change things up!

  214. Pauline says:

    My favorite go eyeshadow is Endless Chocolate in the L’oreal Infallible line. Love it and it does not crease!!

  215. Melissa F says:

    I use pencil eyeliner.

  216. Kelly says:

    Hi there! Celebrating my birthday on this beautiful sunny day in Houston!

  217. Kim says:

    Liquid eyeliner!

  218. Caroline says:

    MAC sweet satisfaction is my go to eyeshadow. It goes with everything and makes you look awake & fresh.

  219. Annie says:

    Hi! I tend to wear my hair down, but if I have extra time or feeling particularly dressy or glam then I’ll put it in an up-do.

  220. Isabel says:

    I like wearing my hair down or just in a ponytail. I am not really good at anything more complicated than that!

  221. Brianna says:

    I am so in love the naked 2 palette, definitely my go to for shadows it’s just so quick and easy!

  222. jenn s. says:

    Depending on how the spirit moves me, I reach for either pencil or gel liner. I only use liquid liner once in a blue moon! πŸ™‚

  223. Kayla says:

    Urban Decay’s suspect has been my go to lately.

  224. Rebecca says:

    A former next-door-neighbor made a potato casserole every year for our Fourth of July party. It’s unbelievably bad for you (it’s basically tater tots, sour cream, onion, corn flakes, and a lot of butter), but it’s so, so good! That’s usually what I bring.

  225. Rita O. says:

    I don’t watch many chick flicks, but one of my favorites is The Sweetest Thing.

  226. Rebecca says:

    Chanel quad in Mystic Eyes. A light shimmery pink, medium satin brown, dark matte brown, and light taupeish silver. I use it every day. I’m also a recent convert to the Clinique Chubby Stick eyesadows – so easy.
    Please choose me! I need new concealer and a mineral powder brush!

  227. Kate & Zena says:

    Hi Karen! It’s so cooooold here! $50 would totally make my day!

  228. Dollie says:

    I love doing that too…checking my makeup stash for forgotten oldie goldies. Recently got out Estée Lauder lipstick in Fig which is such a gorgeous colour for my NC 42 skin. Unfortunately it’s discontinued so I’m going to use it sparingly and treasure it.
    My son’s birthday is tomorrow. Can’t believe he’s turning 7! It’s been 7 wonderful years of motherhood for me πŸ™‚

  229. Jessica says:

    Love reading your blog! I am a makeup junkie and I love to see all of your makeup looks!

  230. Rebecca says:

    I’m signed up for the SeaWheeze half-marathon in August so I’d like to be able to jog consistently for most of the 13.1 miles before then πŸ™‚

  231. Yelena says:

    Just saw, that’s what she said. pretty hilarious movie especially if you’re feeling ….not like yourself and need a good laugh πŸ™‚
    hope ur brunch was yummy πŸ™‚

  232. Jody says:

    My current go-to eyeshadow is the Armani Eyes to Kill Quad in Bourdoir.

  233. Nicole says:

    I prefer wearing my hair down, although if I’m in a hurry, a ponytail will do the trick.

  234. Kelsey says:

    I’m still in love with both my Naked palettes but there’s a Bare Minerals loose eyeshadow called Queen Tiffany that is awesome too!

  235. Alicia says:

    If I were to go to a potluck, I’d bring a dessert – I am a much better baker than I am a cook. πŸ™‚

  236. Susan says:

    I’ve re-discovered my love for Birthday Suit cream eyeshadow by Benefit! Love your reviews of the new cream and powder eyeshadows they are bringing out too πŸ™‚

  237. ali says:

    makeup rocks

  238. Anne says:

    I like wearing my hair down!

  239. Natalie says:

    Liquid liner all the way! And right now my current obsession is sidecar from the Naked palette.

  240. Lennie says:

    My favorite breakfast food- southern biscuit with gravy, eggs sunny side up and grits! Have a great weekend, Karen and Tabs!!Been enjoying seeing Tabs friends in the neighborhood.

  241. cristina says:

    Love wearing make up!

  242. Taylor says:

    this would make my whole week! (maybe month, the way things are going)

  243. Jessica says:

    I’m a new reader! I discovered your blog when you posted the Archie’s Girls Collection before it launched. I wish I knew about your blog before! Your writing and awesome photos make it even more fun to read!
    I LOVE our logo by the way! I had to buy Aphrodite Pro so I could play around with the font.

    My go-to eye shadow: my Mac neutral shadows in my ZPalette, but I just got the Lorac Pro so I’m loving that one too.

  244. MJ says:

    UD Buck and UD Half Baked are my usual go-to eyeshadows. πŸ™‚

  245. Emily says:

    I love my down coat. It’s like wearing a warm blanket all winter.

  246. Kaitlyn says:

    Im hoping to win! I love makeup and Ive been dying to try a bb cream from sephora but cant afford it so this would be a blessing. πŸ™‚

  247. Caitie says:

    My hair is pretty much always down. I usually don’t like how I look with it up!
    Caitie recently posted … Intelligent Nutrients Organic Styling Gel

  248. Sandra says:

    I’m loving this eyeshadow I’m using from my Go Palette: Beijing. I believe it’s in the 2nd row, 2nd column? It’s a purpley taupe shade, and in certain light it looks like it has a light golden kind of sheen to it. I don’t usually wear eyeshadow when I go out and about, but I loved how soft it is. Doesn’t look harsh at all! (:

  249. Mandy says:

    I would love the Hourglass primer.

  250. Cara says:

    Can’t wait for spring break!!

  251. colleen boudreau says:

    My favorite chick flick is Mean Girls!

  252. Jasmine says:

    Gel eyeliner!

  253. Vanessa says:

    I prefer gel eyeliner!
    I’m looking to get a new job by summer!

  254. CS says:

    My Lolita Lempicka perfume reminds me of visiting France πŸ™‚

  255. Lotus says:

    Here’s a confession for you. When I get ready in mornings I often don’t give myself enough time for applying makeup. I get in these ruts where I’ll use the same makeup all week long; no smokey eyes or anything creative. I have this mad stash of amazing making that I barely dip into purely due to my crunch for time. Other people do that, right? It makes me feel guilty, like I’m hiding all these jewels and gems from myself. I think after your suggestion I’m going to sort through my stash and admire my jewels. ҝ€

  256. Mabel says:

    MAC’s pearlglide in any color !! love them

  257. Natalia says:

    I love liquid eyeliners!

  258. Janelle says:

    Well, my current go-to eyeshadow palette is Urban Decay Naked 2.

  259. Bria says:

    I’ve been wearing MAC fluidlines for 7 years! Now that’s commitment!

  260. LC says:

    Just saw Skyfall, yesssssssssssssssss

  261. karen says:

    Happy weekend, everyone! I don’t have a go-to eye shadow, but this is something that I want to change.

  262. Rosemarie says:

    I would love to win so I can finally try one of the Naked eyeshadow palettes! Thank you!

  263. annie shebuski says:

    Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend!

  264. Sadhana says:

    My go-to eye shadows are browns. I really like to smudge it out with black liner – mainly pencil. I still can’t master liquid or gels (er, I can’t afford to buy the really good-quality ones!)

  265. Jessica J says:

    gel eyeliner! the one by bobbi brown is my favorite πŸ™‚

  266. ErinAnne says:

    I’d like to lose 20lbs by summer & meet Channing Tatum. πŸ™‚ And when I do win the lottery, I’d take you to the biggest Sephora store & go nuts! πŸ™‚

  267. Mireya says:

    Favorite “chick flick” is Love, Actually. I know a lot of guys that really liked that one, too.

  268. Adrienne H says:

    My favorite scent of all time (for the moment) is Dior’s Miss Dior. LOVE. IT. Reminds me of summer eve picnics and nightly ferris wheel rides. Roooo-maaaaan-tiiiic. And I love it!

  269. Whitney says:

    I need the ambient lighting powder. Please help me get it!!!

  270. angela says:

    Before Sunrise & Before Sunset- the best, most honest “romance” movies ever!!!

  271. Joanne says:

    I love the WnW Comfort Zone palette.

  272. KhaliaNicole says:

    Today I used the promo- $30 for $60 worth of NXY cosmetics. I’ve been lusting after the Butter Glosses ever since your review. Ended up getting a total of $80 worth and I can’t WAIT for it to come in the mail!!! Holla!

  273. Melissa says:

    Hey! I love how much you post on your blog! Stay awesome πŸ™‚

  274. Lorraine V. says:

    Fave shadow is Birthday Suit Benefit creaseless cream. easy eye brightener, great as a base for other shadows. Pencil eyeliner! never mastered the pens or liquid or gel.

  275. Christin says:

    I wear my hair up mostly all the time ^^

  276. Sunandha says:

    Need to shed a few pounds but will be visiting with my parents for a couple of months and theres no way I can do that πŸ™

  277. Anna says:

    Got my hair highlighted today!

  278. Corey says:

    My grandmother’s signature scent was Chanel No. 5, a classic & sophisticated fragrance. I still have one of her old bottles.

  279. Sarah says:

    I can never get enough of ‘mean girls’!!!!

  280. Barbara says:

    Four Weddings and a Funeral is my favorite chick flick.

  281. Rachel says:

    I am super excited for the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones next month !!!!

  282. Jaime says:

    I am loving purples on the eyes these days – plum, lilac, mauve, lavender – anything purple!

  283. Bulbul says:

    In these overcast wet days, a girls best friend is Smashbox… Such a mood maker….golden sparkles for fiery feel, elegant lavender with a touch of grey for cool vibes…bronze for bold strokes…. Feel like an artist expressing my within.

  284. Jennifer says:

    Your site has some of the most beautiful product photos I have seen! Thanks for the contest!

  285. MelodyJ says:

    I got the new magazine Nail It today. I really like the first issue.

  286. Aelyn says:

    I always bring pasta, it’s my favorite go-to for pot lucks!

  287. I prefer to wear my hair up… I don’t like all the hair everywhere and the tickles and the messy and the… yeah.

    But I get massive migraines if I wear it up. πŸ™ Conundrum.

  288. Jac says:

    I wear way too many freebie company t-shirts than should be healthy for any sort of fashion sense

  289. Alison says:

    Hi Karen, I just recently discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! I’ve been an eyeliner junkie for years but I have found myself gradually getting more into lipsticks and eye shadows, not exactly helping the college budget haha.

  290. Lynn says:

    I wear my hair down because growing up it was always put up…and I have a horrible hair line

  291. Liz says:

    I would like to add a nice eyeshadow palette to my makeup collection πŸ™‚

  292. Misty says:

    Recently I discovered that I am obsessed with anything that even remotely smells like the beach. Even if it is just named after the beach, I must buy it and buy it now. It is a sickness, really! πŸ˜‰
    (This is what happens when your dearest husband moves you from a gulf coast beach town to rural Iowa).

  293. maryann says:

    I’ve really being getting into hourglass and I want their new hourglass ambient lighting powder πŸ™‚

  294. kelly says:

    loving the lorac mint edition palette!

  295. It’s funny you should mention rediscovering old favorites because, like in your picture, for some reason I ALWAYS seem to forget about my favorite Nars duos (particularly Brousse and Earth Angel). Inevitable that I forget about them and then, after 6 or 7 months I rediscover them and always wonder why the heck I ever stopped using them πŸ˜› It’s a vicious cycle πŸ˜›

  296. Deb says:

    i love the diorskin nude foundation

  297. Alice says:

    My go to eyeshadow right now is the M.A.C paint pots in Chilled on Ice. Goes on smooth like a cream but dries like a gorgeous shadow! A must buy. I want it in Let’s Skate

  298. Bonnie says:

    By summer? I’d like to own my own place. That, unfortunately, is not entirely under my control, though…

  299. RhiRhiM says:

    Finished a long move from California to Texas! It was nice to relax after a day of unpacking by catching up on all my favorite blog posts … and by “favorite” I, of course, mean YOU and Tabs!

  300. Laura Case says:

    Wanting to try a brow pencil this week!

  301. Stephanie G says:

    Pencil eyeliner all the way!

  302. Elizabeth Natividad says:

    I prefer to wear my hair down but i usually dont give myself enough time to actually do something to it so it looks decent down (straighten, curl etc) sooo it usually ends up in some sort of up-do!

  303. Strawberry says:

    Love your blog, and thanks so much for the giveaway! Favorite chick flick: Bridget Jones’s Diary. I heard they’re making a sequel to the sequel– can’t wait!

  304. cara says:

    My go to eyeshadows are from the BareMinerals Truth palette. Pretty neutrals!

  305. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    Bath and body works cherry blossom reminds me of middle school. Talk about a bittersweet symphony.

  306. Kiara says:

    If my hair’s not up (which it usually is), it has to be pulled back somehow…I just have too much of it to leave it wild and free πŸ™‚

  307. elle says:

    I need to figure out a weight training routine…

  308. Isabel says:

    My current go-to eyeshadow combination is Verve and YDK from the Naked 2 over the Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Inked in Pink!

  309. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    I like to wear my hair up

  310. Bethany says:

    I can only afford drugstore makeup so winning this card will give me the chance to buy more highend products! yesterday i got a double bed and now i can do star shapes in it!

  311. Katie says:

    I just discovered gel eyeliner and I think I’m in love!

  312. Melissa says:

    I can’t get enough skincare and makeup products!!!!

  313. Sylvia says:

    Ah Sunday morning! I’ve fed the zoo, have a cat on my lap, and am reading your blog, and checking out YouTube beauty videos. This week I’ve really been enjoying Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Emervielle with a nude-ish shimmer shadow on top. It’s a subtle eye look, and for me feels like Spring, and I’m so ready for Spring.

  314. Sandy says:

    Happy Sunday morning, Karen and Tabs! I am drooling over that purple NYXpalette!

  315. LauraA says:

    Currently preferring to wear hair down, but it’s in a chin-length bob. I would prefer to be able to wear it up again, but had several inches’ worth of really bad layers cut off a couple of months ago–a trade off that has been worth it overall.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen! πŸ™‚

  316. Elly says:

    Happy weekend! I tend to be the one hosting the potlucks, and then I make far too much food (we have an Academy Awards cooking/dinner party tonight, for which we’re making probably more than enough food for everyone…before others bring food…) But I’m going to try making some puff pastry appetizers with blue cheese, pear, and caramelized onions, see how that goes! And a crockpot-based risotto…

  317. Julie says:

    my current go to eyeshadow at the moment is the maybelline color tattoo in barely branded!

  318. Stefanie says:

    This post reminds me about how much I like Nars eyeshadow..And I like cats.. Wow so good at posting comments πŸ˜›

  319. Jennifer Ryder says:

    My favorite potluck recipe is a Buffalo Chicken dip. Sometimes we even have it for dinner. My son has been known to eat it for breakfast.

  320. Lindsey says:

    Firstly, What should I do today? Secondly, how should I do my makeup?

  321. BB says:

    Satin Taupe and Sable are my go-tos.

  322. Alice says:

    I love wearing my hair down, even though I rarely ever do it!

  323. inaya says:

    i’m loving the UK brand sleek make-up

  324. inny says:

    loving the new starbucks vanilla spice latte

  325. AngelaJean says:

    I love most everything UD makes, but I actually really dislike their new bb cream. I love their naked foundation, though. : )

  326. Jennifer Pham says:

    If the tip is easy to use, I prefer liquid–it just stays in place longer!

  327. Hi Karen!

    You have an AWESOME site with great GIVEAWAYS!!
    Keep doing your thing!
    And thanks for helping us with tips, reviews and tutorials on makeup and looks πŸ˜€


  328. Reverte says:

    Gel eyeliner for the win!

  329. E. says:

    Gel eyeliner – it’s much more forgiving!

  330. chibicheeks says:

    My go to eyeshadow is any paint pot from MAC. Quick and easy!

  331. Kristen says:

    More Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders for sure!

  332. Jill says:

    My favorite post this week was the look with the Pearl River palette. Honestly, I think it’s the most beautiful look I’ve seen you wear since I started reading the blog.

  333. Jenna N. says:

    I love gel eyeliner. So easy to apply with a bent eyeliner brush. I was never that good with pencils. Gel changed my life!

  334. Jenny says:

    I love gel eyeliner.

  335. Cenna Quye says:

    Hair down. For sure. I feel like I look like a little girl with my hair up. Weird, I know. But with my hair down I feel sexy and my age. Liquid eyeliner is my go to with gel close behind. Two fragrances come to mind when thinking of happy times: D&G Light Blue and Gucci Envy Me.

  336. Lisa H. says:

    I almost always wear my hair down for work but then I always end up putting it into a ponytail when I get home.

  337. Karla says:

    Pancakes and tater tots for breakfast! No bacon ;(

  338. Deborah K. says:

    I’m so ready for spring! Thanks for your blog. I love reading it and sometimes it’s like a breath of spring. You are always so bright and full of optimism.

  339. Dory says:

    My favorite chick flick(s) of all time would have to be Legally Blond πŸ™‚

  340. I hope I win! There are a ton of new things I would love to try from Sephora! Plus some old staples I could use.

  341. vanessa says:

    My favorite breakfast of all time is french toast with a side of bacon and sausages. You can’t go wrong with that. I love the color PINK and I prefer wearing my hair up πŸ™‚ Thank you,this is such a great giveaway good luck to all!!!!!

  342. Cynthia F. says:

    I usually wear my hair down, unless it’s misbehaving, then I need to strap it back.

  343. Rachael G says:

    Karen, have you seen the Bite Beauty high pigment matte pencils lately? I just noticed a gorgeous violet color pop up on the sephora website! Needless to say, I’m dying to get my hands on it! I’ve got a thing for purple lipstick lately!

  344. Andrea says:

    Recently getting into makeup blogs, and this one looks good so far πŸ˜€
    Purchased the Naked palette from Sephora a couple days ago, this would have been nice hahaha
    Beautiful colors though!

  345. TrippyPixie says:

    I’d like to wear eyeshadow more often, but my ocular allergies always seem to be acting up. This is why I hoard lip colors instead.

  346. Yanett says:

    Going through your “unsung heroes” I came a across Mac Ravishing lipstick. Went to my local Mac counter tried it on myself and immediately fell in love; I gotten quite a few complements wearing it too. Thanks Karen!!!!!!!!

  347. Grace says:

    I always wear my hair down, I’m embarrassed about my ears, I feel like they stick out too much.

  348. Christina says:

    I think I have an eyeshadow addiction! I just bought the Le Metier Melange de Colour palette, the Urban Decay Glinda, and now I’m going to buy Sephora’s Disney’s Jasmine collection! Colours galore! I can’t wait for the Estee Lauder you recently posted either…

  349. Nicole says:

    I believe in having a signature scent. Stella by Stella McCartney has been mine for years.
    Twitter: Stiletto_Mom

  350. Lilly says:

    I want to start baking….

  351. Linda says:

    My current all time favorite eye shadow would be the urban decay naked basics. I usually like more of the neutral shadows, but if I happen to win this giveaway, I would be so happy to try bright shadows!! Have a happy Sunday , Karen! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  352. Felicia says:

    The prize will get me closer to the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua compact :)) Thanks so much for the fabulous blog!

  353. Gaby says:

    I love your blog! You help those of us who are make-up challenged πŸ™‚

  354. Moli says:

    Currently my go to eyeshadow is Benefits birthday suit, I find quick and easy to apply and its perfect for everyday wear.

  355. Mary Catherine Allen says:

    I tweeted! Love sephora! Love mbb! Hoping to win!

  356. Bons says:

    My fave chick flick is the Devil Wears Prada!

  357. prachi says:

    Definetly liquid eyeline for sure, though I am huge fan of Still eye kajal too.

  358. Joanne E. says:

    I prefer to wear my hair down.

  359. Greta says:

    I love Make Up For Ever’s aqua cream as eye shadows. No need for primers!

  360. Shelly says:

    My go-to shadow is UD Chopper!

  361. Amanda J. says:

    I haven been loving mac’s naked lunch and haux for my eyeshadow pair this week <3

  362. Julie says:

    I’m not ashamed to say I watched Titanic 10x when I was 13. I felt like such an adult showing my 8th grade ID to get into the theatre πŸ˜‰ So yes, definitely my favorite chick flick- wait, is it considered a chick flick..? Romance, forbidden love, tears, overbearing mother, and a boat… Yup, definitely chick flick.

  363. Faiza says:

    My favorite chick flick is definitely Love Actually. I watch it every year around the holidays. πŸ™‚

  364. Melody says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love the look of all the new NYX trio palettes πŸ™‚

  365. Tashia says:

    One of my favorite movies is the Devil Wears Prada and I love my Lorac Unzipped and Urban Decay Naked 1 eye shadow palletes. πŸ™‚

  366. melissa says:

    Hitting Vegas in one week and counting!

  367. Briana says:

    I prefer to wear my hair down–when it cooperates!

  368. Bunny says:

    My hair is very heavy so I prefer to wear it down. Pony tails make my head hurt most of the time and I’ve only ever found one hair clip big enough for all of my hair to fit in.

  369. VictoriaJane says:

    Gel eyeliner, for sure. Pretty hard to mess up. Thank goodness the DS brands are making some good ones nowadays!

  370. LC Cat says:

    I am so lusting after the Urban Decay Theordora palette but can’t bring myself to buy it.

  371. Yukari says:

    If I won, I would get Benefit’s World Famous Neutral Shadow Kit in Most Glamorous Nudes and NARS Lip Gloss in Easy Lover!

  372. Tina says:

    I always pull my hair back.

  373. Alexandra F says:

    Man $50 at sephora would put a decent dent in the $140 worth of items I have sitting on my wishlist!

  374. vnssa906 says:

    Walking Dead tonight!!! Darryl’s back <3

  375. Denise says:

    When Harry Met Sally is my favorite chick flick. Pretty much one of my favorite movies of all time.

  376. My current go-to eyeshadow is the neutral antique gold from Guerlain’s Place Vendome palette. It’s gorgeous and goes with EVERYTHING. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  377. steph b says:

    I’m definitely a dessert bringer. What depends on the time and location. Could be cookies, could be a tart.

  378. Mary says:

    My go to shadow is NARS Lhasa. Can’t go wrong with it!

  379. sylvia says:

    so many things at sephora are calling my name … πŸ™‚

  380. LCT says:

    My current go-to eyeshadow combo is bare minerals primer shadow in bronzed twig on the lid with Mac Sable in the outer corner/crease. Thanks for the draw!

  381. quimerula says:

    Rubenesque paint pot. Yeah.

  382. Lulu says:

    I’m obsessed with blushes at the moment, at the moment I’m lemming for Illamasqua Lover… I need to go swatch it in store!

  383. Kristen says:

    My current favorite chick flick is “Pitch Perfect”. I have done collegiate a cappella and it’s nothing like the real thing, but it’s hilarious. Rebel Wilson is the new Queen of Comedy.

  384. Martha says:

    i think gordan ramsay is hot!

  385. mayra says:

    I love all of urban decays eye shadows!

  386. Steph says:

    I love Clueless and Mean Girls!
    Steph recently posted … Winners Clearance Haul: Guerlain and Betsey Johnson

  387. Jess says:

    My skin has been crazy acting up lately and I desperately need a new concealer!

  388. Savannah says:

    On my lazy days I wear foundation, powder, bronzer, blush, mascara, and a lipgloss.

  389. chari says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  390. Jane says:

    I would love to purchase one of Tarte’s amazonian clay blushes. Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  391. Michelle says:

    My current go-to eyeshadow is Buxom Mutt. It’s fast, easy, and beautiful!

  392. Ariana says:

    Currently watching the Chapelle Show marathon, gosh I miss good comedy LOL!

  393. AmyD says:

    i’m feeling like spring makeup – sheer bases, warm eyeliner, coral blush!

  394. bobbie says:

    I would use this towards a clarisonic!

  395. KristyR says:

    Thanks for the give away. I’m currently in love with my sugar plum revlon lip butter πŸ™‚ can’t seem to leave the house without it!

  396. Natalie says:

    I was searching for a blog that reviewed high end makeup and low end stuff and i found you! I think it is your sense of humor which has landed this blog on my task bar.
    I would use this gift card to finally indulge in a beautiful YSL lipstick. My lips have dark pigments and crease so easily, so it would be nice to finally have a beautiful pigmented red, a holy grail red.
    Thank you so much for being such an entertaining blogger!

  397. Ashley says:

    I’ve been eyeing some new brushes!

  398. Tricia says:

    I’m reaching for my Naked Palette quite a lot lately! πŸ™‚

  399. Janet says:

    I try to rotate my makeup once a month to use what I have πŸ™‚

  400. vanessa says:

    I love The Balm…just got the Hot Mama blush… looks amazing!

  401. BooBooNinja says:

    Tweeted you a funny cat video. Hope you got it!

  402. Kelly says:

    Hi Karen, hope you are having a nice weekend. For spring and summer time pot lucks I always bring a cucumber and watermelon salad. It’s easy and delicious. Favorite chick flick is a toss up between Steel Magnolias and the Notebook.

  403. Heather says:

    I just bought a bronze color tattoo cream shadow that I love.

  404. Solangel says:

    My current go-to shadow is Era by Mac πŸ™‚

  405. Basia says:

    Current go-to shadow palette is Naked 2 πŸ™‚

  406. wondergirl says:

    Love watching The Pretty Woman. My favourite movie of all times!

  407. Brittany says:

    Just bought the “And God Created the Woman” Nars pallet today. IN LOVE

  408. April says:

    I don’t really have a favourite, but maybe after the $50 I will πŸ™‚

  409. Laurissa says:

    I loooovvveeeeeeeee Baiser Vole by Cartier!!! MMMMMMMMMMM…. it just smells so good, like that feeling after a nice long shower at the end of the day. My all time favorite fragrance!

  410. Rachel says:

    I just bought the Hourglass eyeshadow duo in Exhibition yesterday on your recommendation! So excited to try it out for work tomorrow!

  411. Amy Z says:

    LOVING the bareMinerals READY eyeshadows

  412. Kelli Eisenhauer says:

    I don’t know if it counts but my favorite chick flick is “Love, Actually”…I love it so much!! πŸ˜€

  413. Marie hermann says:

    I’d love to get Urban Decay’s new palette from Sephora! πŸ™‚

  414. Jenn says:

    My go-to eyeshadow is still the Naked palette!

  415. Vanessa F says:

    My go-to eye shadow is pretty much anything gold by Urban Decay.

  416. lauren says:

    i’m watching the golden globes and critiquing all the hair and makeup.

  417. Nicolle says:

    I’m watching the Oscars!

  418. Hali S. says:

    I’m loving satin toupe a lot. I put it over my nubile paint pot!

    Walking Dead!!

  419. emily says:

    Hey Karen! Love your blog! I would def consider Philosophy’s miracle worker with the prize! I think it’s time. Lol! Have a great night!

  420. Ondina says:

    My fave go to shadows are BeneFIT Velvet in Leggy and Buckly Bunny. Creates a pretty rosy bronze eye!

  421. Shannon says:

    Hi Karen! Just wanted to say hi and hope you had a great weekend!
    I accidentlly ran across your website while looking for reviews tips and tricks, and lets just say when ever I have time this is the website Im on. Anyways the makeup card would be nice because I have been needing new makeup but havent been able to get it. Have a nice night and a wonderful rest of the week!
    Tell Tabs I said hi! πŸ™‚

  422. heather says:

    my go to eyeshadows are the nars duos (but i ordered the and god created the woman palette, so that will probably be my new go to :P)

  423. jane says:

    i love the naked palettes for eyes!

  424. Evelyn says:

    I have so much writing to do before the summer, so I would be thrilled to accomplish at least some of my writing goals. Happy Sunday, Karen!

  425. Janet says:

    Anne Hathaway just won best supporting actress! I’d rather have a Sephora gift card : )

  426. Wayne says:

    Shirley Bassey and Adele RULE!

  427. eRiN says:

    I never wear my hair up – I just have one of those faces that looks wrong without hair falling over it a bit

  428. Stephanie says:

    Just got Ashley’s baptism and 4 month pictures done today with some formal family ones as well. They came out really well-she’s smiling in all of them this time instead of having a meltdown! Haven’t visited Sephora in a while though…definitely need to go and see what they have out. Soon.

  429. Barbara says:

    This week, I’m supposed to hear about my top 2 choices of intership! Wish me luck!

  430. Jessica says:

    HOLY COCONUTS. All those NARS shadows look so beautiful … just sitting there … and being all beautiful together! πŸ˜€

  431. Cornelia says:

    My hair is always back in a high bun…I just don’t know what else to do when it gets super frizzy lol

  432. Natalie says:

    Yay, a giveaway! I am currently loving the Too Faced Nake Eye palette. So pretty!

  433. Brenda Lee says:

    Chick Flick: The Notebook!!

  434. Carina says:

    Watching The Oscars πŸ™‚

  435. Bel says:

    I don’t like bold eye shadows so Naked really works for me!

  436. Nancy says:

    Karen, I love me some Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner! And I’m all out. πŸ™ If I win, I’m definitely stocking up!

  437. KaylaP says:

    Huge fan of liquid liner! πŸ˜€

  438. Sela Freuler says:

    oh my goodness gracious yes!

  439. Brittany says:

    My current go to shadow is actually the smashbox love palette in entice me! Gooooorrrgeouss. Would love to be able to buy the other smashbox love me palette!!

  440. stephanie says:

    My current go to shadow is Sable by MAC! Loves it!!!

  441. monique says:

    Love sephora! Hope I win πŸ™‚

  442. Stephanie says:

    Eyeshadow is the Wet and Wild Pallet.

  443. Maha says:

    After all these years, MAC eyeshadow in phloof is still my go to color! And by summer, I’d like to master the art of highlighting my cheekbones without looking like a sparkly mess πŸ™‚

    Love your blog!

  444. Christa says:

    I finally got a haircut! Took me forever and it looks basically the same… Oof.

  445. Let says:

    My current go-to shadow is L’oreal Infallible in Pink Sapphire.

  446. Kim says:

    the oscars are long!

  447. Adrienne says:

    LOVE your blog!! πŸ™‚

  448. Jenny D says:

    Gotta catch my cats and clip their nails! Already did the dogs’…

  449. Cheryl says:

    Thanks you Karen & Tabs! I’ve been eying the Sephora Princess Jasmine collection! I love the names of all the colors in the eyeshadow palette! Would love to see a review on it if you ever get to it πŸ˜‰ Have a happy Sunday!

  450. Tina C says:

    I *love* Avon’s Supershock Gel Eyeliner pencil! Fantastic pigmentation and staying power

  451. Connie says:

    My favorite movie is pitch perfect, I really like the character day Amy. I think I would buy a new clarisonic brush head.

  452. Katrina says:

    My corgi puppy finally got his last set of shots today! Finally time to take him on outings!

  453. Chelsea says:

    What to bring to a potluck? Good question. I’m scoping out other comments, hoping to find some potluck ideas that I can borrow and try! I’d go with crunchy butternut squash “fries” – add cinnamon, finely ground coffee, and a wee bit of sugar – muah!

  454. Jillian says:

    Addicted to LMdB eye shadows!

  455. Heather says:

    I am going down to Sephora tomorrow to try out the new Hourglass and NARS powders. UGGHH I need a nice powder to blur out imperfections.

  456. Jenny says:

    If I win, I would get the Stila liquid eyeliner or try a new beauty product

  457. christine says:

    I love MAC “Cork” and Bobbi Brown “Taupe” for the daily.

  458. roberta says:

    i wish it wSN’T already monday here in italy! huge kiss

  459. Colleen says:

    Howdy…I do a mean “green eye popping” look with Nars Kuala Lumpur (the “boysenberry” shade) on lids, Ondine in crease, and Bourbon Street to line. This makes my eyes look positively jade green. These shades have just enough gold and brown in them to keep it from looking as if someone capped you in the eye. πŸ™‚
    Colleen recently posted … And all the rest is by the way

  460. MJ says:

    I just cut my hair, so I like to wear it down!

  461. Toby says:

    I used to much prefer pencil and liquid, but am starting to really enjoy using gel liners. Turns out I just needed the right brush!

  462. Dijana says:

    hmmm…. go to eyeshadow is definitely Anonymous from Urban Decay Vice Palette!!! just swipe a light layer all over the lid to brighten in up for every day make up πŸ™‚

  463. Robyn says:

    I’d like to lose 30lbs by summer. I’ve done it before. Only reason I gained it back was because I got put on medicine from being sick. πŸ™
    Also I like any kind of eyeliner. If I could only wear one kind of makeup it would be eyeliner.

  464. DID I win?
    Just kidding!

    How was your weekend?

  465. Caitlin says:

    Hope I win!!

  466. Yeah giveaway time. Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  467. GUSnail says:

    I’m loving my new eyeshadow. I forget the number, but it’s a shimmery royal blue from MUFE.

  468. Katie Contests says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! (I have nothing interesting to say)

  469. Annaham says:

    I really need to get a dental cleaning, STAT.

  470. Amy Orvin says:

    I’d love to win, Sephora is great!

  471. Mary says:

    By summer I’m just hoping I’m back down to my original weight! Darn my boyfriend for cooking so well.

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