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

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

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It’s a new service or app thingy from Twitter that lets you make these short, six-second video clips, and IT’S A LOT OF FUN!

Fun AND practical, as you can clearly see by this unboxing video Tabs had me create of some new Too Faced Cosmetics products.

He wanted to convey the excitement he felt tearing into the packaging, and a six-second Vine seemed perfect for that…

In other news, nice to see you this morning! πŸ™‚ I’m actually feeling a little under the weather. I’ve had this blasted migraine since early yesterday morning, and it’s thrown me off my game. I don’t know if it’s hormonal or was triggered by something I ate or just the light from the computer screen, but it hoits.

While I stick another cold compress on my forehead and take two Advil, you should enter this weekend’s giveaway for a $50 Sephora eCard. It only takes a comment, but the full deets are down below.

Have a great day today, whatever you’re up to, and I’ll catch up with you soon.

“Tabs! Mommy needs lurvies!

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, have you ever made a movie or a short film (one with a storyline)? Do you ever wear bronzer, and if you do, who makes your favorite one? Best budget nail polish formula? Do you always wear a base and top coat on your nails? What shampoo and/or conditioner have you been using lately? Have you ever gotten a really great makeover? Do you have any skills or hobbies that people are often surprised to find out about? — 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, March 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 MJ! Congratulations, MJ! 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. lydia says:

    aww feel better Karen! make sure to get plenty of fluids (:

  2. Isabel says:

    Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well, get lots of rest and hug Tabs!
    I always go to my cat when I need to feel better (physically or emotionally!)

  3. Doreena says:

    Just love you & all your tips & tweets Karen!

  4. Agata says:

    Hey Karen, sorry to hear that you’re still suffering from your migraine. Have you tried any of the migraine tablets like Advil Migraine or Bayer Migraine? They contain caffeine and they always help my headaches which I get quite often.

    Anyways, hope your weekend gets better and I am really hoping to win that gift card so I can buy a Nars TM with it, I tried it yesterday and it’s pretty awesome!

  5. Nicole says:

    Note to self: save all packaging for cats to play with!

  6. Karla says:

    I woke up to this adorable video of tabs! Plus my cat scooted his butt with poo on my carpet! πŸ™

  7. Alison says:

    My favorite bronzer is Benefit’s Hoola.

  8. MollySC says:

    Science Fact: snuggling with a tabby is beneficial to your health. <3

  9. Monica G. says:

    Hope you feel better soon Karen!

  10. alicia parillo says:

    My favorite TV show of all time is The Golden Girls. Those who don’t know me find this funny. Those who DO know, aren’t surprised when I tell them it will be a big part of my wedding!

  11. annette says:

    Karen, you should take the day off.

  12. Frances says:

    Try a cold can of soda- lay down with it under your neck- sounds odd but works! Can fits perfectly in the curve of your neck. Beauty question for after you feel better: most complain of bags under eyes. I have opposite- best disguise for sunken in look? Thanks!

  13. Neela says:

    oh tabs, you are just so adorable <3

    i'm really into computers and technology. no one guesses that, and it totally confuses them. so many times my husband's friends have been over and they say they love his computer, and he has to tell them its his wife's computer πŸ™‚

  14. Emma says:

    Whenever I get migraines I like to use a lotion with pain relief; I use Bio-Relief and it’s all natural. I just rub some on my temples and forehead, then lay in bed in the dark until the next day pretty much >.< Anyhoo, yes I always wear base and top coat!! Who skips those things?! My favorite super cheap drugstore find is probably Pure Ice ($2 at Walmart) or Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear (also usually $2 or $3).

  15. Sara says:

    I’m really diggin Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner right now.

  16. TrippyPixie says:

    I don’t even own a bronzer, much less use one. I don’t like looking warm, tan, golden, or any of that stuff.

  17. I definitely don’t wear bronzer because most of the ones I find are actually lighter than my actual skin tone.

  18. Maria J. Cardoza says:

    I Do wear bronzer and my Favorite Bronzer has to go to NYX Matte Bronzer because it is affordable, has so many ranges of color, awesome pigmentation, no glitter and doesn’t make me look orange.

  19. Larie says:

    I rock climb! πŸ™‚
    Larie recently posted … Empties + Rejects, February 2013

  20. Eva says:

    Aw, hope you feel better soon! I’m sure kitty snuggles will help, if only Tabs cooperates! (Also, I’m sure that I read ginger could help with migraines – candied ginger, or steeped fresh grated ginger. I might give it a try the next time a migraine decides to visit.)

  21. Katie F says:

    I took a documentary class in college with a really awesome local filmmaker, and I made a three-minute documentary. It took so long, I was really shocked! But, it was a lot of fun…I’d love to do it again if I had the time!

  22. Sara says:

    Hope you feel better!

  23. Jennifer Pham says:

    I’ve been wondering what careers out there combine my passions for helping people one-on-one, and art? I’ve only come up with art therapy, recreational therapy, and even videogame therapy . . .

  24. Aiza says:

    I want an eyelash curler that doesn’t take my eyeliner off

  25. Denise m says:

    lets see my latest shampoo is expensive but its what my stylist recommended, its good so far. Bumble and bumble

  26. Vanessa F says:

    I always wear a base and a topcoat. I’ve found that Seche Vite’s products keep my nails looking good for a full 7-10 days.

    Hope you feel better soon, Karen!

  27. Ashley G says:

    Feel better!

    I use bronzer on my neck because no matter what I do my face is always darker and more tanned. I like NYC’s matte bronzer.

  28. Shana says:

    Coca-Cola (regular) is like my migraine tonic … the sugar and caffeine help. Feel better!

    • Esther says:

      I second this, it really does help! caffeine is in a lot of migraine meds, and the taste of coke helps the soul πŸ˜›

  29. Nazmiye says:

    Cool! Do you need a twitter to be able to make those vids?

  30. Cynthia F. says:

    I just bought Giovanni’s sulfate free shampoo & conditioner and can’t wait to try them!

  31. Rikki says:

    Dealing with a headache today. a TMJ one. Not fun at all.

  32. Step says:

    I always wear a base and top coat now. It doesn’t take too much extra time and preserves my nail color quite a bit, so I think it’s worthwhile.

  33. Joanne E. says:

    Herbal Essences conditioner. So far, I’m liking it!

  34. Pam says:

    I got a great makeover at a temporary MAC store a couple of years ago. The MUA found great eyeshadow color combinations for me and taught me how to apply.

  35. Elizabeth Nguyen says:

    My sister, our friend, and I had a girl’s night in last night! We watched movies, I did their nails, and we did homework lol!

  36. chari says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Lisa Brown says:

    I have been liking Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner lately to wash my hair with.

  38. Katrina says:

    I’ve never had a makeover. The closest I’ve even gotten was having my sister-in-law apply my makeup once but I wasn’t a big fan. I figure no one knows better what works on me than myself but I still think it would be fun to have a total makeover – by a professional:)

  39. Nicole says:

    I made a stop-motion animation film when I was in college. It’s only a few minutes long, but took us months to make!

  40. Yay for Karen’s Saturday giveaways!

    I have been on a tight budget lately, so this gift card would come in really handy πŸ™‚
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  41. Bree says:

    I love my Biolage foretherapy! Smells amazing, makes my hair soft and shiny, gets the tangles out, and helps strengthen it. Good shampoo and conditioner makes a worlds difference.

  42. Stephpolk82 says:

    I love Cargo bronzer in deep.

  43. Laura H says:

    I don’t ever wear bronzer, I really should because I’m so pale !

  44. Shelby says:

    I’ve been loving Enjoy shampoo and conditioner these days!

  45. Sabrina D. says:

    I couldnt live without bronzer! Benefit is my favorite bronzer brand i think!

  46. Bessie says:

    I wish I could find a bronzer that matches my skin tone.. every one I’ve tried just looks like my skin color already.. Maybe I should just stay away from it.

  47. Daniella says:

    I love to knit. People are always surprised to hear this about me.
    I hope you feel better soon!

  48. heather says:

    I don’t wear bronzer very often, but my favorite is NARS laguna.

  49. Sy says:

    I always wear a top coat on my nails!

  50. Charisse says:

    I like theBalm’s Bahama Mama bronzer.
    It seems like everyone’s under the weather. Wishing everyone good health!

  51. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I always use a base and top coat. Polishes definitely look better with a top coat.

  52. Viktoria says:

    Cant wait for summer!! So fed up with storms, snow and rain..

  53. Hannah S. says:

    Kirkland brand moisture shampoo and conditioner is my secret weapon – so cheap for these giant bottles!

  54. Kristen says:

    I always wear base and top coat! It’s gotten to the point that I can’t put nail polish on my nails without a top and base coat – I just won’t do it!

  55. Bhevarri says:

    Randomness- I’m going on an errand to find some Wet n Wild fergie eyeshadow primer! WOO! Hope it’s as awesome as it sounds! πŸ˜€

  56. Kat says:

    My current bronzer is the Bourjois one that looks like a chocolate bar, I love it!

  57. Basak Aldemir Bektas says:

    I almost always use bronzer. My favorite is Chanel’s powder bronzer.

  58. Justine says:

    I have three favorite bronzers! For an all over glow I love Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess. For contouring I rotate between either Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer or Benefit Hoola Bronzer.

  59. Julia says:

    I never wear a bronzer but I always wear a base and topcoat.

  60. sweeks1980 says:

    I always wear a base and topcoat just because they make a noticeable difference in the wear time of the polish I use.

  61. Joanna says:

    I love the balm betty lou bronzer!

  62. Melodyy says:

    I hardly ever wear bronzer– I know it’s weird but I prefer my skin pale. I lovelovelove Revlon nail polishes though I find that they tend to chip faster than my OPI. Yeap. Base and top coat are my loves and how I get my nail polishes to stay on so long. I’ve been using Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner.

  63. Margie says:

    I love NARS Laguna!

  64. Ashley Marie says:

    I just ordered the brush set and one of the shadows from the emerald Pantone universe launch.

  65. Jamie says:

    I love Benefit Hoola bronzer for contouring =)

  66. Janet says:

    MAC bronzer!

  67. Jess says:

    Awww… feel better Karen! That was an adorable video, btw!

  68. Rachel says:

    I always wear basecoat and topcoat – it’s the only way to get great wear! You’ve got to find the right combo for you, but I find that the Julep basecoat and ProFx Topcoat keep my polish on for a week or more!

  69. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I love Estee Lauder’s bronzer.

  70. Natalie says:

    Looking forward to spring makeup and pastel nail polish!

  71. Roxanne says:

    I recently received some Smashbox Photo Finish primer. I can’t wait to try it!

  72. Mackenzie says:

    I feel your pain. I overslept and got a migraine as well πŸ™

  73. Calli says:

    base and top coats for nails are a must! sometimes I just use one for both uses however. πŸ™‚

  74. Tiffanie says:

    I basically wear bronzer everyday. I use Guerlain “Terracotta Four Seasons”, and I love it!

  75. ReneeP says:

    I am just now getting into bronzers. I have no idea how to apply them.

  76. Anne says:

    Such a great giveaway. I really want to try out the Tarte Maracuja Eye Cream πŸ™‚

  77. stacy s says:

    Not sure if it’s the spring like sun, but I have been on a cleaning kick. Vacuum and wipe down blinds and base boards.

  78. Angelica says:

    Hey T-Money and K-Dawg! Great giveaway!

  79. AmyD says:

    looking forward to giving clear mascara a try!

  80. nims says:

    I would like to try a Burberry lip mist!

  81. Ann says:

    I am using Nioxin products after chemo πŸ™‚

  82. Yogirl says:

    Hope you feel better soon! Had a nice long lunch with a colleague/ friend today, then went beauty shopping: Caudalie Sorbet Cream, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick and Brightening Gloss in pink lilac.

  83. Marisol says:

    Best budget blue nail polish is Sally Hansen’s Pacific blue. Love it!

  84. Michelle says:

    My favorite budget nail polish is Sally Hansen Xtreme wear.

  85. Christine says:

    I always wear base/top coats!

  86. Yanett says:

    Hi Karen! 1st let me say I really hope your migraine goes away, although we love your posts I would recommend probably staying away from th computer and light in general….
    My fav budget nail polish is from the brand wet n’ wild. I purchased a pink glitter to wear on New Years; the fomulation was great, I loved the amount of glitter that I was able to pack on my nails in just two coats plus it only cost me $1.

  87. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Hmmm something to say…well I love your kitty mascot! Mine also has an affinity for paper shreddings lol

  88. eunice says:

    Thanks!I sure would love to win,it woudl be a first.
    Love your cat.I have 2. πŸ™‚

  89. Mandy says:

    Sold our biz yesterday! So stressful!

  90. KELLY M. says:

    so sorry hear to hear you’re sick, feel better and hug tabs. I’m so bummed sephora @ amazon is no

  91. Liis M. says:

    Get well soon!

    I am using Joico K-pak shampoo and conditioner at the moment. πŸ™‚ I haven´t found my HG bronzer yet, but Sleek face contour kit has been doing the trick for me for past 6 months. πŸ™‚

  92. camille says:

    hi karen! i usually buy sally nail polish (i can’t get myself to buy the opi, or higher priced ones), but l’oreal has this one shade i’m LOVING right now: he red my mind. i think it’s the perfect red πŸ™‚ happy weekend to you!

  93. Heidi says:

    I find Wet n Wild polishes to be nice and long lasting for me.

    Feel better, Karen!

  94. GenesisCal says:

    Those milani nail polishes look promising

  95. jane says:

    omg. the too faced sweetheart beads radiant glow face powder is just too cute.

  96. Megan says:

    I just wear the bronzer than came with a Sephora makeup set. It has eyeshadows, lip glosses, blush, and the bronzer.

  97. Jenn says:

    My favorite bronzer is from Mark!

  98. Jamie C. says:

    I Have been Using the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion shampoo & conditioner lately, I Just LOVE the smell and how it always leaves my hair so soft!

  99. Vicki says:

    Hi Karen love your blog for the makeup reviews and I love seeing Tabs here too! My cats name is Molly and she’s spoiled rotten. Just thought I would share my current obsession which are Hourglass products:) They have amazing stuff, but my wallet hates their prices:/

  100. Emily says:

    Love the unboxing video! That’s exactly how I feel when I open a much anticipated package.

    Feel better soon!

  101. Colleen says:

    Migraines suck! I have heavy duty prescription Motrin for these, lie down in a dark room if possible until the Motrin kicks in. If you can sleep it off, even better. There has been some research suggesting that drinking more water helps prevent migraines. It can’t hurt.
    I’m a broken Nars record…use their bronzer/multiple thingy in Malibu as a blush. It’s too perfect (even though I don’t use it as a bronzer).
    Hope you’re feeling better!!!
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  102. Annaham says:

    I get migraines occasionally as part of my vast network of fibromyalgia symptoms…I hope you feel better ASAP, Karen!

  103. ann marie shebuski says:

    It’s a beautiful day in Milwaukee!!!! Sunny and warm (well, 30 degrees warm).

  104. Nicole says:

    I looove Nexxus Promend shampoo and conditioner. It’s good for my hair and I think it smells like vanilla frosting!

  105. Katherine says:

    I’ve been enjoying the Avalon Organics Volumizing Shampoo and the Acure Organics Volumizing Conditioner.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  106. Dominique says:

    I hope your migraine has left you by now. I’ve been on a Sephora hiatus, hopefully I can get back there soon. Paying off debta. πŸ™

  107. Kylie says:

    I used to like to write fanfic, and I am still a huge fanfic reader. Most people don’t understand it, but I find it as an outlet to write, to make the characters I adore do things that necessarily wouldn’t happen on the show (ie, ending the long awaited tension between two characters and just making them kiss already), and be a part of the fanbase. πŸ™‚

  108. heather says:

    I love your site! It’s so creative and really like all of the swatches! Toodleloooouuu

  109. steph b says:

    I always wear a base coat or my nails turn yellowish.

  110. Alice says:

    Sinful Colors is a great nail polish brand option if you want lots of color selection for a low price! I really like their glitter polishes. I hope you feel better soon! It always sucks to be sick.

  111. Nina says:

    Love the packaging for the new two faced stuff. Darn it now I’m gonna have to go shopping!

  112. Jen says:

    I’ve recently rediscovered my MAC Studio Careblend bronzer from a couple Summers ago. It’s so nice!

  113. Elly says:

    Sorry to hear you’re feeling under the weather!

    I’ve been involved in a couple of short films…including one for our local branch of the 48 Hour Film Festival. 48 hours total to write, shoot, and edit a 5-7 minute film in a theme randomly selected for you. Crazy times, but hope to do it again at some point…

  114. roz says:

    I never used to, but this past year I started wearing both a base and topcoat

  115. Tina Renee says:

    I have weather related migraines that usually begin right before it rains. Unfortunately, it seems to rain quite often in my area! Imitrex
    has been a lifesaver for me!

    • Patty says:

      Tina, I just posted about an RX med I had for migraines, then saw your post. That’s what I had to use and you’re so right…it IS a lifesaver! Mine stopped after a necessary hysterectomy, so apparently they were hormonal. None since!

  116. Patty says:

    Oh, Karen, I sure understand about the migraines. I used to have them frequently. I took an injectable (ugh) prescription med for them and that stopped them almost immediately. It was like a miracle! I think that same med is also in pill form. Best to see your doctor!

    Love the video Tabs helping you open goodies! He’s so darned cute!

    I hope you feel better very soon!

  117. Julia says:

    Feel better, Karen! Love seeing Tabs, such a darling little movie star! As for my holy grail favorites, one that I couldn’t live without is Lancome Génifique. It makes my makeup go on smoothly and look flawless.

  118. Katie says:

    Was just in Sephora today and bought their Glitter Khaki Liquid Eyeliner. I sort of love it!

  119. Kim F says:

    I have the light Guerlain bronzer but I feel like it never does wonders for me. I always always use a top and bottom coat. Nothing is tackier than yellow, janky nails when you go polish-less. I do like the convenience of a combined top/bottom like Sally Hansen’s Diamond Shine.

  120. I like CARGO bronzers. I always get compliments when I wear it, and it’s light enough for any season!

  121. Megan says:

    I hate migraines! Hope you feel better soon:(

  122. KPrice says:

    Sorry to hear about your migraine. I get them too (just had one yesterday) and I know how awful they are. I hope you can get some relief. And it’s such an amazing relief when it’s over with! Take care.

  123. Saddy says:

    Happy Saturday!!!!

  124. Missy M says:

    I don’t recall having a great makeover, but i did have one amazing facial with Jurlique products in Breckenridge that I wish I could get every month. I haven’t found the same experience here in Orlando

  125. preetha says:

    Hope u feel better soon. My fav budget nail polish would be sally hansen and sinful colors (few of their colors r really good).

  126. Elizabeth says:

    Tabs is so cute! That video replayed about five times before I finally realized that it was doing that πŸ™‚ I guess I was just too excited about the new Too Faced products!

  127. Brandy says:

    Looking for a base coat I didn’t realize how important it is to use so now look for a good oneҝ€

  128. angela says:

    I was an artsy student in high school, but haven’t taken any art since I started college, so friends here tend to be surprised when they find out. Also boxing. πŸ™‚

  129. Susan says:

    Love the humor in your posts. Feel better soon!

  130. This is the cutest video of Tabs ever!! Love it! πŸ˜€
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  131. emm says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the griveaway. Looks like winter is coming back next week.

  132. nina says:

    I wear bronzer almost everyday! nothing crazy…just a light dusting to add colour to my face. Currently Rimmel and a Sephora brand one are in rotation.

  133. Dijana says:

    I wear bronzer every day!! I like the warmth, and I use it to contour as well… my fave is Hoola bronzer, for matte neutral contouring!

  134. Tran says:

    I have never used bronzer and have yet to find one that suits my fair skin

  135. Kate & Zena says:

    I ALWAYS use base and top coat. Always, always, always!

    And I’m so sorry about your migraine, hon! I know exactly how you feel. I suffer from them and they are they are the shiz. The best thing I ever suggest is an cold eye pack on your face, an ice pack on your neck, and two warm packs on your feet in your slippers. I have a link for a set like that if you need them. I rely on them IMMENSELY!

  136. Sherih says:

    Just got Hourglass Ambient Lighting in Mood Light – LOVE IT!

  137. Grace says:

    Hi Karen, I’m a “former” makeup junkie… Still read the blogs tho…Missing it! Had a baby 18 months ago and I’m still in maternity pants (Comfy) and my hair is 3 different colors… Black, some grey, and some highlights that I put in heaven knows when. I read your blog with the hopes it will take me back to my former beauty junkie self. Almost there! I hope πŸ˜‰

  138. Khalilah says:

    OPI nail polish or Essie (this is budget, right?)
    Feel better soon πŸ™‚

  139. currently under the weather too with this flu… this is the second time since the year started. Love this cool weather but hate how it affects my body.

  140. Lori P says:

    Going to my local Sephora tomorrow to return my Jasmine eye shadow palettes. They came through UPS and both of them were shattered! Not a happy camper πŸ™

  141. Mabel Pacheco says:

    Recently purchased orly and i’m in love with their base and top coats!!

  142. Karen K says:

    Hope your noggin feels better. Migraines are the worst! As for bronzers, I mostly buy them and then never use them. I am the fairest of them all and secretly want to be all bronzey but it just ain’t ever gonna happen. I always use base and top coat too. Always.

  143. Claire says:

    Bronzer is one of my absolute favorite beauty items! My favorite right now is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. I only have it in the sample size, but it’s lovely.

  144. Brittany says:

    Oh no, feel better!

  145. Ellen says:

    I only recently got into bronzer! I alternate between Guerlain Blonde Terracotta Bronzer (for fairer skin – I’m a brunette!) and a combination of Bobbi Brown bronzer in Golden Light/Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer. Love them both!

  146. Jennifer L says:

    I never made a movie but I was in one once. I got paid $150 to run down a hallway looking scared. Kinda surprised I didn’t win an oscar for it…

  147. Amaris says:

    I always wear bronzer – I love Hoola’s!

  148. Rachael G says:

    Karen, I hope you feel better! I haven’t been feeling well today either. Luckily I have my cat Snowflake nursing me.

  149. Shannon Ikerd says:

    Hi, Karen! Never wear bronzer . . . . I’m already brown.

  150. mylinda says:

    I was a Comm major in college and in one of my classes, I needed to shoot a music video which was conceptualized and starred in by me! I got my best friend to play camera-girl and we shot the whole thing in one afternoon to evening session. The whole thing ended up looking like a music video thanks to the wonders of modern editing, which thankfully, I didn’t have to do myself. One thing I learned, I will never make it in American Idol.

  151. Joy says:

    I have been using Dermorganics hair products for the last year or two and absolutely love them.

  152. Laura says:

    Tabs is adorable! I wish my pets were that excited when beauty came in the mail..
    I have made mini films for fun and for film classes I’ve taken. My favorite one involved a haunted electric keyboard.

  153. mrsshukra says:

    Feel better Karen!

  154. Stephanie G says:

    I never wear bronzer!

  155. Emily A says:

    Those powder beads looked like heart-shaped cat food at first!

  156. Nobu says:

    I started using kiehls stuff! Looooooooove!!

  157. I went to the Makeup Show today and it was so fun πŸ™‚ I am so exhausted now.
    Emi at Project Swatch recently posted … New NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches

  158. Liz says:

    Bronzer and mascara are the two things I use every single day that I wear makeup. If all I’m using on my face is bronzer, Benefit Dallas is my first choice. If I’m using a blush also, Bobbi Brown’s in light/medium is it. I’ve tried a ton, but those are the ones I keep coming back to.

  159. Lynn says:

    I learned a few years ago for Mica Bella, the make up stand in the malls that you can mix eyeshadows with clear nail polish.

  160. elia says:

    Hot tea and sleep always helps when feeling under the weather.

  161. Laura says:

    Sonia Kashuk for best budget nail polish! Beautiful formula and colors that dry down almost as shiny as Rescue Beauty Lounge’s formula.

  162. Audrey C. says:

    Take the day off! For me, nothing helps a migraine but just hiding under the covers and trying to sleep it off.
    Audrey C. recently posted … My New Hair! or Adventures in Bleaching…

  163. onegreatsmile says:

    I have an Estee Lauder bronzer circa 1990 that i still have not hit pan on!!! That thing lasts forever. Good thing I’m obsesses with keeping my brushes clean!!! It was matte before its time! (Don’t be judgin’… lol)

  164. Grace says:

    I think I only have one Two Faced product right now. That will have to change, especially when those sweetheart beads are out.

  165. Andrea says:

    Feel better! And I like Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess for bronzer πŸ™‚

  166. Tanya G says:

    I hope you feel better soon. For me, Motrin is the only thing that helps with my migraines.
    I always use a base and a top coat. Have a great weekend!

  167. Kelly says:

    Hi! I do wear bronzermiss everyday – I love mine by Trish McEvoy. Feel better!,

  168. Kaz says:

    I like to eat crushed up burger rings on icecream with chocolate syrup because it tastes like fried icecream.

  169. marg1127 says:

    Hi Karen,
    Hope you’re feeling better, I get migraines myself, it’s the worst! try eliminating eggs it actually really helped me among other dietary restrictions like eliminating wheat. Anyhow, I absolutely love your blog, I refer to it before any beauty purchases! Thanks so much!
    I have been loving Aveeno shampoo and conditioner very much lately. Haven’t tried a bronzer yet (yes I know I’m out of it) but will look into one at some point.
    Thanks for sharing all your tips and reviews, it’s fun to read!

  170. Vanessa says:

    I’m really *needing* the Too Faces Summer Eyes!

  171. Christine says:

    I hope you feel better Karen! Love the blog, keep up the amazing work πŸ™‚

  172. brooke says:

    my kitties love tissue paper!

  173. Whitney says:

    I want to try the new hourglass powders!

  174. Bev says:

    I occasionally get migraines–they are THE WORST– and I find that Vanquish works the best. I usually buy it at Walgreens!

    I am such a dunce with blush and bronzer, I own a Nars palette duo but I’d love to try Tarte! I recently saw a trick where a make up artist used a darker shade of foundation to accentuate cheek bones instead of bronzer– thought that was clever!

    Feel better!

  175. NeenaJ says:

    Feel better, Karen. Two Excedrine with a Diet Coke chaser and a dark, quiet place is my Rx for migraines.

  176. ali says:

    I love UD

  177. Stephanie says:

    I always always always always wear bronzer. I look dead without it. My favorite is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, but I’m trying to use up my old NARS Laguna right now (I like Laguna, but it has parabens).

  178. Lexi says:

    Fave bronzer is the TF Milk Chocolate Soleil. Best value of good mail polish – the new FLOWER Beauty brand by Drew Barrymore – those are pretty awesome. I have 7 now I think. I hope she comes out with more colors!

  179. Solangel says:

    It’s not normal to watch 3 seasons of a show in one week, is it? Damn Netflix…

  180. Annie says:

    I’ve been using Sudzz Whipped Creme and Honey Volumizing Shampoo & Sudzz Fx AquaFix Hydrating Conditioner. They’re really great products, my hair feels fantastic after I use them, and they smell so good!

  181. BooBooNinja says:

    Nikita meows “Hi!” to Tabs.

  182. Caitlin M says:

    Hope you feel better Karen! My favorite bronzer is Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil.

  183. Sharene says:

    Still looking for a bronzer! No favorite yet!

  184. Sylvia says:

    This week I’m really enjoying Becca’s Ultimate Colour Gloss in Miami. I want it in every color.

  185. Debbie says:

    Happy Saturday!

  186. Melissa says:

    I like Wet ‘n Wild polish.

  187. C'enna says:

    I dont tend to wear bronzer because most have shimmer which im not a fan of and matte ones tend to turn pink when applied to my face. I love sinful colors nail polish. The color selection is great and they usually dont chip on me for five days. I dont ever wear a basecoat (bad girl!) and i havent found a topcoat i like

  188. Kels-Belle says:

    OMG – Tabs is amazingly cute.

  189. Zoey says:

    I’m loving Revlon’s Guest List nail polish right now!

  190. Judy says:

    Do you use any facial mists?? I’m in the market for one and can’t decide! They’re so confusing!

  191. Leetal says:

    i have such a love hate relationship with nars laguna

  192. eRiN says:

    I always wear a base and top coat … it seems like otherwise you’re just wasting your time when you paint your nails.

  193. Aubrey Haynes says:

    Hope I win, I recently got a promo code to sephora at it actually worked for me, it won’t let me do it again, and a friend of mine tried but she didn’t get to the survey as I did.

  194. Janelle Dazzlepants says:

    I’ve only started wearing bronzer lately, to warm up my face. I wear NARS Laguna, but there’s also a light one by Essence for ‘Blondes’ that is incredibly hard to overapply πŸ™‚

  195. Vikki M says:

    I would love to win.

  196. Lea says:

    Feel Better Karen!

    My favorite quick style budget nail polish – NYC in a New York Color Minute – Quick Dry Nail Polish. I think they’re $1.72 each at Wal Mart. haha

    Current shampoo/conditioner combo that works great and smells amazing: CLEAR Scalp & Hair Therapy – Total Care

    Take care!

  197. Mai says:

    University has been absolutely kicking my @$$, but at least spring break is coming up! Plans? Pick up some new lipstick colors to celebrate the end of midterms!

  198. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I forgot that I made up story lines until someone mentioned fanfiction. I used to write fanfiction for a band I used to be so obsessed with! It was usually love stories where the girl who meets one of the band members by chance, has no idea who this popular band is, and falls in love. Those were the days!

    I’m scared of bronzer, just as scared as I was with blush a year ago. I’m pretty sure that, in time, I’ll muster up courage to learn how to apply bronzer, and then expand my collection beyond $1 Sally Beauty bronzer. x)

  199. Jess says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I just took off polish but I already want to put some on! Maybe a nice red! Have a good weekend

  200. Jessie C. says:

    I’ve been using Pantene lately

  201. Stephanie Smith says:

    OMGGGGGG!!!! Seeing Tabs on video is awesome! I’m hyped up on caffeine, at 8pm, so no sleep tonight, but I don’t care! πŸ™‚

  202. Amanda G says:

    I’m under the weather too. Being sick sucks. :-/

  203. Christine says:

    Now I want to try Vine out with my kitty. Hope you feel better!

  204. Katie says:

    would love to win this giveaway!

  205. Jaime says:

    Bronzer is a MUST for my pasty self LOL. I Love love love Tarte’s Park Ave Princess Matte Waterproof.

  206. adia says:

    I read your blog and I’m so happy to see your cat!I miss having cat so much since i live in a condo because my condo doesn’t allow to have cat or pets!

  207. Josey says:

    I just discovered this blog today, and will be returning.

  208. Tiffany says:

    My fave budget nail polish brand has been the new CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail glosses, they have a base, polish, & top coat formula that lasts and is beautiful! I’ve done a few posts on them on my blog, if you’d like to check it out.

  209. Vanessa C says:

    Just came back to NYC from Allentown PA, visiting my sisters and her kids! Bus ride totals: 5 hours but SOOOO worth it <3

  210. Leah says:

    I’m a pretty decent poker player, which most people are shocked about haha.

  211. Vanessa says:

    Great little video!

    My favorite conditioner is Infusium-23 for moisture πŸ™‚

  212. Joy says:

    In general I love how bronzers warm up my whole face giving it a natural glow but I don’t like how some bronzers tend to make my pores more prominent ;p

  213. Maple says:

    I don’t really wear bronzer except for contouring.

  214. rocio says:

    I once had a tension headache for a month straight. Not even prescription medications helped….I feel your pain. Hope you get some relief soon.

  215. Kate Williamson says:

    Migraines are no fun! Try prescription strength Ibuprofen from the doc. It’s the only thing that works for mine. Feel better!

  216. varsha says:

    Happy Sunday Karen 😊 if I win this I’ll get the llamasque foundation 😁

  217. Natalie says:

    Hey Karen,
    I am obsessed with YSL lipsticks!!! I don’t even know why i want one so bad but i do!! they are just soooo beautiful

  218. Meyra says:

    Seeing Tabs in your posts always makes my day a little brighter. I’ve come to really love your blog and I find myself waking up in the morning excited to see what’s next for you and Tabs! Thank you for doing what you do Karen. x

  219. Karla says:

    Too much fast food this week πŸ™

  220. Jasmine says:

    I’m walking on sunshine, yehyeaaa
    Jasmine recently posted … MAC Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”: Review and Swatches

  221. Melissa says:

    I’m enjoying my weekend. Wish it could last longer.

  222. Barbara says:

    Always wear base and top coats!

  223. Melanie says:

    I hope you’ll feel better soon Karen!! I always wear a base and top coat for my nails! I absolutely hate it when dark nail polish colors stain my nails so base coat all the way! It looks too nasty if I don’t use a base coat and my nails look yellow and old! Haha! I have a bad habit of peeling off my nail polish (I know!), so I always put on a top coat to make it shiny and to remind myself not to ruin my nails on purpose. πŸ™‚

  224. Lívia says:

    My fav bronzer is actually a Too Faced one: Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder. Smells divine and is not orangy!

  225. Amy says:

    Having trouble finding a mascara that looks awesome AND lasts all day! Hypnose looks awesome but smudges. High Impact smudges. DiorShow Iconic is underwhelming. Boo.

  226. Kiara says:

    My Naked Basics palette just came in the mail, and I’m itching to try it!

  227. Corey says:

    I ALWAYS wear a base coat and top coat. I never used to wear a base coat until I discovered Orly Bonder, it really makes my manicures last longer. I won’t do my nails unless I have a fast-drying top coat.

  228. Cara says:

    My favorite nail polishes are Essie ones, especially for great neutral colors!

  229. Petunia says:

    i am lusting after the new Hourglass powders and wondering about the soonish to be released Chanel Les Beiges powders.

    and loving the new NARS powders! i have the loose and the pressed- soft focus is so nice πŸ™‚

  230. Boyana says:

    Wohoo I didn’t miss the deadline this time!

  231. Hailey says:

    Awe, Tabs is so adorable! This reminds me of how much I miss my cats.

  232. Laney says:

    I’m currently trying out Wen on my thick, curly hair, and I have to say I really love it. No more frizz for me!

  233. Sara says:

    Karen, I’m a new reader and I love your style!

    I look forward to becoming a regular πŸ™‚

  234. Bonnie says:

    I do always wear both a base and top coat on my nails.

  235. Jasmine says:

    I started to wear a base coat and top coat whenever I do my nails. I noticed a difference in appearance and longevity when I do this. For my base coat I use a revlon one and for my top coat I use Seche Vite. As for my shampoo and conditioner choices I use the Babyliss Argan oil shampoo and conditioner. They smell great and leave my hair so soft and the price point is awesome. It’s good for my curly hair, it seems to have hydrated it quite a bit, the argan oil treatment from the line is also very nice. All of these products smell the same, girls with curly hair I strongly recommend!

  236. Aix831 says:

    I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago. I’m loving it!

  237. Chanelle (C.M.) says:


  238. Deanna G. says:

    Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

  239. Advah says:

    So sorry to hear about the migraine! My flatmate is a chiropractor and he just started working on my back, apparently that might make my migraines disappear, so I know what you’re going through!

  240. Lola Patterson says:

    I always use a topcoat and base when doing my nails. I am going to try the gel manicure soon.
    If I win the gift card, I would like to buy Urban Decay eye primer, and some make up brushes.

  241. anne says:

    Shampoo: Dove Damage Repair
    Conditioner: Snoe Beauty Hair Heroes Intense Argan Oil

  242. BeckBeck says:

    No, Tabs! Don’t eat the shreddies!

  243. Alexis D. says:

    When I paint my nails I don’t put a base coat on, but I always but a top coat on. I found a really neat elf polish I am in looovee with. It is called Glamour Girl. It makes me think of sand from the beach!

  244. Julia says:

    I don’t use bronzer because I’ve never figured how to use it!

  245. Clare says:

    I’m in love with the super-pale Dior Nude Healthy Glow bronzer – makes me look, well, healthy!

  246. becca says:

    This is my comment!

  247. Amy D. says:

    Awww, Tabs!! πŸ™‚

  248. Mariee says:

    Cute video <3
    Feel better soon!

  249. Julia says:

    Tabs is so cute!

  250. Barb says:

    Awww, Karen! Hope you feel better soon πŸ™ On a bright note, Tabs is soooo cute!!

  251. Olivia Wilder says:

    Sometimes I use a matte brown Revelon eyeshadow as a bronzer. I love the color and it looks great just as long as you remember to buff it out a WHOLE lot. πŸ˜‰
    Drink lots of water and feel better soon!

  252. mn says:

    Is it my turn to win?
    I think you should have a video clip of Tabs with every post- so cute!!!
    Yay for Tabs!

  253. Rosie says:

    i love Out the Door top coat. put it on wet nails and it dries and seals them. You can even polish before bed. Well not right before bed but at least an hour before bed. lol. Feel better! i have a wicked headache too. Mine are usually weather related πŸ™

  254. Ineke says:

    I would love to see you a tutorial on a blue smokey eye.

  255. Emily says:

    Ulta polish. when its on sale for 2 bucks.

  256. Yaling Huang says:

    I’m learning filmmaking now and I gonna start shooting my short film this weekend! Hopefully I can win the gife card! Lol!

  257. Alexa says:

    Awwww! πŸ™ Feel better! Bronzer? Don’t get me started on bronzer! I always thought it was silly (even though I am super pale and don’t tan) but then I saw the snow bunny bronzer at sephora and it looked like ice cream… So I bought it. And I love it! And not just because it looks like Ice cream. πŸ˜‰

  258. christine says:

    I hope you’re feeling better today Karen! I once had a great makeover at Bobbi Brown and I wish that I knew where the MUA is working now.

  259. Saffron says:

    Yesterday I sat around on my refeed day, eating spaghetti and watching the bb men at the Arnolds thinking, “Man, I’d have to have to get that lean.”. It was awesome (and a fun show!).

  260. Kimmie says:

    I love your kitty!

  261. Paola says:

    Dallas from Benefit FOREVER!

  262. Denise says:

    My fav bronzer is Nars Laguna. I love it … and then I hate it. I think when my tan is on point, it’s amazing, then when I start looking “sick” it gives me this funky looking cocoa color … whatever. Haven’t found another bronzer for my less than tan days.

  263. Krista says:

    Pick me, Tabs!

  264. Rita O. says:

    My favorite bronzer right now is Nars Laguna. I feel it is easier to work with and it is less orange than the one that I previously had by MAC.

  265. Tina says:

    Hope u feel better!

  266. hiiyooitscat says:

    fudgy brownies! yum!

  267. Abby says:

    Moroccan oil hair mask is awesome!

  268. KarlaA. says:

    Ahh my tummy hurts! Ahhhh!

  269. Tammy says:

    My favorite foundation at the moment would have to be the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream. It can be on the dewy side but with a little powder its the most wonderful, natural-completion for the skin.

  270. I really like Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate bronzer – matte, natural-looking, and it smells yummy!
    Migraines are rough πŸ™ hope you feel better soon!

  271. janey says:

    I don’t use a bronzer often, but when I do, it’s Nars Laguna. And I just switched to the Color Control shampoo and Brilliant conditioner from Aveda. LOVE!

  272. Haley Holder says:

    While I was reading up on Kerastase products, I found your blog and the review you did on the Elixir Ultime! I’ve spent the last three hours on it (even though I should be researching for an upcoming paper)! Looking forward to your future posts!

    Haley, x

  273. AnneB says:

    Hope you start feeling better soon – migraines are a bitch!

  274. Jann says:

    Feel better soon Karen. Stumbled upon your blog and love it and Tabs the cat!

  275. Johanna says:

    fell better, when I’m sick your hilarious beauty pics always brighten my day!

  276. joanna saldana says:

    I always wear a base coat and a top coat. πŸ™‚

  277. Krista says:

    I have pretty defined cheek bones, so bronzer can look really ridiculous on me.

  278. Hali S. says:

    I wear Chanel’s bronzers usually. The one with pink in it from last year is my go to!

  279. Miso says:

    I won a contest got the worst glamour shot make up job ever I looked like a clown like Mimi from the drew Carey show my whole family laughed at me luckily it was free!!

  280. Avery says:

    I saw the fattest cat I have ever seen at a record store yesterday. Took several pictures with it before it got annoyed with me interrupting its nap. Made my day

  281. Monika says:

    Dreaming of cottage cheese pancakes…..

  282. Lulle says:

    Awww, I love the video! Vine is exactly what I need, I’ll definitely look into it.
    Lulle recently posted … MAC Year of the Snake: Once Upon A Time, Aztec Brick

  283. Liz says:

    I’ve been using old school Herbal Essences conditioner lately. Ahhh, smells like the ’90s!

  284. Yukari says:

    I like matte bronzes like the ones from cargo and Benefits hoola!

  285. Brenna says:

    Tabs is adorable! πŸ™‚ As for wearing bronzers, I love Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Chocolate and Benefit Hoola Bronzer. The chocolate Bronzer smells amazing and applies without looking muddy. Hoola is even smoother and since I’m an NC42 like you, it works nicely. I’ll have to find a darker matte Bronzer for the Summer time though, since my skin gets super tan and dark. One hobby or talent I have that surprises many people is that I wallow Irish soft and hard shoe dances. I am Korean and was adopted by an Irish family in Minneapolis, so I wa immersed in Irish culture. I take a lot of pride in it as well as my Korean heritage. Best of both worlds and boh very different and beautiful. Anyways, enough rambling. I hope you feel better soon! Love your blog! πŸ™‚

  286. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    Hi Karen
    I feel your pain with the migraine.Had one myself for the last three days.Its hell.
    Be well

  287. Brenda says:

    Nars laguna is my all time favorite bronzer!

  288. My skill is that I have a very good memory and it surprises people what I remember about them or things that happened in the past.

  289. Ana says:

    I really want the ambient powders and primer from Hourglass. MBB lets make it happen!…. Pleaase!

  290. Aalia says:

    Bow chicky wow wow chicky bow wow chicky wow wow,

    For some reason you just made me think of this!!!

  291. Wild Orchid says:

    I am in love with the Gelish nails system now.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  292. Wild Orchid says:


    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  293. Emily says:

    I need to see more Tabs unboxing videos. Too cute!

  294. LC Cat says:

    I really want to get the Urban Decay Theordora palette but I can’t justify the money!

  295. Stephanie says:

    My favorite budget nail polish is Sally Hansen nailgrowth Miracle in Innocent Nude ($6.99). It’s a beautiful, subtle color, goes on smoothly, and best of all, helps your nails grow faster and stronger.

  296. That video of Tabs tearing into the Too Faced stuff was so adorable! I hope you are feeling better today! So sorry you’ve had a 2-day migraine. That should not be legal! :/

  297. Kristina says:

    i love wearing my tarte bronzer! even in the winter

  298. Sophie says:

    Cuddling with a tabby also! She was trying to sleep on my laptop 😐 not impressed. Get well soooon!!

  299. Vera says:

    Vine looks interesting! six seconds of video is eye-catching too πŸ˜›

  300. Carolyn N. says:

    Hope you’re feeling better!

  301. Sarah says:

    I hope you feel better soon! I have no clue which of your questions to answer, so I will just answer a few.
    I have been experimenting with bronzer recently. I am very pale and have quite big cheeks but I have been trying to contour my face a bit with a bronzer. My boyfriend however, thinks it looks ridiculous! The bronzer I use is the one from the Sleek Face Form kit in the color Fair.
    My favorite budget nailpolish formula is probably HEMA’s. HEMA is a dutch budget store (I am Dutch) with all sorts of things such as food, clothes, office supplies, decorations etc. and beauty. It is a pretty weird concept but their make up is quite great.
    A surprising skill is probably getting the best deal for a product (whether it’s beauty related or clothing) online!

  302. Shelby says:

    Hope the monster ruining your weekend goes away soon and never returns!

  303. Tina F. says:

    Hi Karen. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you feel better. Tabs looks so cute! I want a cat so much lol but apartment doesn’t allow =(

  304. josette says:

    Your beauty blog is my favorite. I love your sense of humor.

  305. Deborah says:

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better! And OMG, the Vine video is amazing and I hope you do more!

  306. Nicolle says:

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  307. Pam says:

    I will keep entering until I win! heh. πŸ˜€

  308. Ruth says:

    I just started using a base coat on my nails and have noticed a difference. The polish seems to apply smoother but I still mess it up a the cuticle area. that would be user error and has NOTHING to do with the product! lol! I just a dupe for Clairens 230 from llarowe called boob boop a dupe and it is a great dupe! I’m really glad to be able to add it to my ever growing stash of polish.

  309. Wayne says:

    MOAR Kitties!

  310. Eva ! says:

    I’m glad to hear you are feeling better! πŸ™‚
    My current obsession is jelly polishes with glitter. I have my eye in the Deborah Lippman “Happy Birthday”. πŸ˜‰

  311. Carly says:

    Love your blog (especially Tabs’ ads!)!! Feel better πŸ™‚

  312. LUCIANA says:

    I really want to try Tarte’s new BB cream!

  313. Katherine says:

    Your video is so cute! I have recently fallen in love with Fresh’s Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment because I live in Wisconsin and the cold weather makes my lips dry. It has a silky feel to it and moisturizes better than any other lip balm I’ve tried.

  314. Esther says:

    This Sephora gift card would definitely cheer up my week and get me through dreaded Corporate Tax classes πŸ™‚

  315. adelina says:

    new girl is the most hilarious tv show ever!!

  316. Angelina says:

    I never wear a base coat I always wear a top coat but the more layers of polish I put on the likely I will mess up. πŸ™

  317. Ashley says:

    My favorite budget nail polish is definitely Revlon. It’s super affordable and it is available everywhere. The color range is so versatile and large. The price is around $5 depending where you shop. The cheapest I’ve seen is at Target. The quality is great and very long lasting:)

  318. Rebecca Cash says:

    Loving Oscar Blandi Jasmine Smoothing this week

  319. Susan says:

    i love sundays!

  320. Katty says:

    Eating tons of mochi today!

  321. Caitlin @PiratePigg says:

    Light nude of the fit me blush has been my go-to lately. I’m so melanin challenged so regular bronzers are often too dark.

  322. Tracy says:

    That new Too Faced palette looks gorgeous! Definitely something that I will have to check out! Thanks

  323. Eileen says:

    thank you for the giveaway! recently i’ve been loving my wet n wild bronzer (aka too light so i use as highlighter) in reserve your cabana. its a really subtle but adds a nice natural glow to my face. i actually use it as an all over powder–for days that i don’t need super oil control =D

  324. irini says:

    Best bronzer- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

  325. Alison says:

    I’ve been wearing Nars Laguna lately, but I’ve got my eye on Too Faced bronzer next!

  326. Steph says:

    Always base and top coats! Wet n wild makes great budget nail polish.

    I hope you’re feeling better, Karen! Love Tabs in that video.
    Steph recently posted … Winners Clearance Haul: Guerlain and Betsey Johnson

  327. Lauren K says:

    Hi Karen! I just bought coralista blush from benefit and I’m really excited to try it!

  328. Rosemarie says:

    Hope you feel better soon! What a cute Vine video! Thanks for the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  329. Crea says:

    I woke up with a headache too. Trying to sleep it off cos it hurts so bad too. Not a good use of a Sunday!

  330. Maribel says:

    I’ve done absolutely nothing all day. Gotta love lazy Sundays.

  331. KaylaP says:

    I can confidently say I have not made a short movie lol. I’m too camera shy!!

  332. courtney b says:

    obsessed with your blog !:)

  333. Clemence says:

    Looks like Tabs is having too much fun with the new Too Faced collection! haha πŸ˜›

  334. Lydia says:

    Ha! I love the video with Tabs!

  335. Elli says:

    Wow, I saw the too faced summer sexy eyes palette.. I need to have this one in my life … I do have a very bad mac addiction so πŸ˜€ gonna have to start making space in the bathroom…
    Love your blog Karen. Keep up the good work.

  336. Sylvia says:

    Walked into sephora today and was tempted to buy everythaaang.

  337. Jada says:

    Yes I once made a short film with my sister when we were in Montana over the summer! We basically made a video of our roadtrip! Hope I win:) πŸ™‚

  338. Hannah McNally says:

    My favorite bronzer is from ULTA. It gives you a tan look without leaving that orange color on your skin. I really love it!:)

  339. LauraA says:

    I second, third, fourth, infiniy-ith the Sally Hansen polishes as best bargain buys for polish. Love them.

    Hope that your migraine has gone today, Karen. Thank you for another great giveaway opportunity! πŸ˜€

  340. Brittany says:

    Nars hands down makes my favorite bronzers. Laguna is perfect for a glow and sin is my perfect contour color! Loveeeee them

  341. BB says:

    Base coat and top coat unless I’m using the Sally Hansen polish which is all-in-one (lasting power is a bit shaky though).

  342. Jenny Ham says:

    Loving a relaxing Sunday afternoon…

  343. inaya says:

    there was a fable in a herbal remedy book, that a queen who wanted to end her life due to her terrible migranes, drank the “poison” from the king’s cupboard. Turns out the king was actually hoarding grape juice, and the wine, cured the queens headache

  344. mahera says:

    3 teaspoons of sugar to a cup of cold water feels amazing during a migrane

  345. Rozae says:

    I never wore a base or top coat but it is such a difference when I saw the change and long lasting effect of my nail polish.

  346. Alix says:

    I absolutely love the Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzer. The smell just makes me happy every morning when I use it πŸ™‚

  347. Shelly says:

    Yes, I always wear a base and top coat on my nails. Feel better Karen!

  348. lelacarolina says:

    I love the video… that is totally how I feel opening packages from Sephora. I feel ya, Tabs!

  349. Rose says:

    Pick me! Pick me! πŸ™‚

    Hope you feel better Karen!

  350. Maura says:

    Feel better Karen!

    I like to wear bronzer in the summer so I don’t feel the need to fry out my skin… I just use neutrogena healthy skin and it works pretty well.

  351. I just purchased a D&G L’Imperatrice from Sephora so I could get my birthday freebie.

  352. Heather C. says:

    I do love bronzer, but I’ve never found anything that just blew my mind. So I tend to wear different ones all the time.

  353. Laura says:

    I like to read magazines!

  354. Tierra says:

    Adorable video! Best budget polish is WnW for sure. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  355. Kristen says:

    I really want the new Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder after seeing it on your blog. Can’t wait for your review.

  356. Madelynn says:

    I’m actually planned to be the MUA for a short film this summer. :]

  357. bearsmama says:

    Thanks for the Giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  358. Kalma says:

    I’m having a raspado!

  359. Kimberly says:

    just used primer for the first time and loved the results!

  360. Diane Bassette says:

    hi there…I love all kinds of cosmetics!! weird thing I can do…write in cursive backwards …weird but cool πŸ˜‰ tweeted @checkkers

  361. MJ says:

    Oh my god, that little clip of Tabs is ADORABLE! Thanks as always, Karen πŸ™‚

  362. Sarah says:

    My favorite budget nail polish is Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Pro. I love the wide brush!

  363. stacy says:

    I just read this: Things must be loved first and improved afterwards.

  364. Jessi says:

    My favorite cheap nail polish would either be Pure Ice or Sinful Colors. They both have a wide range of colors to choose from and you can’t beat the $2 price tag on either one of them.

  365. Libby says:

    I always use a base and top coat; my manicure skills are always a surprise to other people. πŸ™‚

  366. Katie says:

    I am obsessed with highlighters. I am going to purchase the NYC bronzed in cabana soon!

  367. Tzivia says:

    I use MAC’s matte bronzer, but I’d like to try the TooFaced chocolate one…sounds yummy!

  368. Hope you feel better, lady! As for products, lately, I’ve been obsessed with BioSilk conditioners and Shampoos! Jurlique, too!

  369. SamPrivitera says:

    Today is my birthday and my daughter just got her first haircut (22 months)!

  370. Nicola says:

    In terms of budget brand nail polish, I think Sinful Colors is my favourite. Wet n Wild is a close second though!
    Nicola recently posted … NOTD: Layla Aqua Zen

  371. Cristy says:

    I’ve been very uncomfortable because I feel that I have something in my eye, and I went to the Dr. To check and he told me that I touched so much my eye that I removed cells and he put me a contact lens to protect my eye and yesterday he took it and I still feel I have something inside and It feels awful! I would have to go tomorrow again.. The good thing he is a dear good friend(optometrist)

  372. Susan says:

    I love bronzer so much that I use two: a Chanel one for all over and then Nars Laguna for contouring and extra oopmh.

  373. Tamara says:

    Lately I’ve been using (and loving) Clear shampoo ad conditioner. πŸ™‚

  374. Tiffany says:

    trying not to spend money because I need to buy a car….ARGH!

  375. Ondina says:

    I’m sorry you had a terrible migraine and am glad you are feeling better. My fave bronzer is Laura Geller Bronxe n’ Brighten in Fair. it’s the perfect blend of pink and brown. I mostly wear it as a blush and sometimes an eyeshadow.

  376. Heaven says:

    I love revlon nail polishes and especially the revlon base coat! I always use secure vote or the top coat and my nails last at least a week!! For a higher end brand of nail polish, I am obsessed with julep!!

  377. cristina says:

    Always top coat!

  378. christine says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’ve used Aveeno shampoo from their different lines for three years. I love them, and I would recommend!

  379. Kristen says:

    Feel better soon! T-Money get that lovin!

  380. Jasmine says:

    Yep, I always wear a base coat and top coat when doing my nails!

  381. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I’ve been really impressed with Maybelline’s new line of nail polish. I’m wearing “Luscious Lime” right now (and oh is it luscious!) and it looks pretty good/applied well for a drugstore polish.

  382. VictoriaJane says:

    Hope you’re feeling better now! I always wear base coat or I get yellow nails . . .

  383. amber m says:

    Migraines are definitely no fun. You could try submerging your feet in the hot water in a quiet dimly lit room while placing an ice pack or cold Coca Cola can on the back of your neck for about 15-20 mins. The Coke works better because afterwards you can drink it since many migraine medications contain caffeine anyways and it calms a nauseous stomach.
    I hope your feel better soon.

  384. I love Sephora! I love make up that stays on all day long.

  385. Vanessa says:

    This week is going to be crazy busy but I am hopeful that I will enjoy every bit of it! Enjoy your week!=]

  386. Cara says:

    My favorite bronzer is from Sephora in Poland!

  387. Jenny D says:

    I wish I could stop jamming my fingers in filing cabinets – it chips off my nail polish!

  388. Yolanda C says:

    I love wearing bronzer on my cheeks! Benefit’s Hoola and Rimmel’s Sun Bronze are my current favorites.

  389. lately I’ve been using Pureology Super Smooth shampoo/hair mask as my conditioner!
    Krystle(Baking Beauty) recently posted … How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

  390. mayra says:

    I love Urban Decay eyeshadows!

  391. Never made a movie, but I was an extra in a local zombie film, so I have an IMDB page. I find that incredibly awesome. πŸ˜€

  392. Pammy V.S says:

    I have recently dyed my hair blonde.I was blonde over 10 years ago and decided that this is the color I want to stick with.My hair is naturally dark brown but of course I have dyed it a lot over the years and so I had to bleach it,use a toner and then dye it all in one day and then i used a second toner which was awesome to remove all that brassy color and red/orange tones and now i can finally dye it again on tuesday after it’s been 2 weeks.I just want to be happy with me.Honestly i don’t care what others think and I just want to make myself happy so I have some new lipsticks and i’m now searching for new make up to make me feel like me and to be able to look into the mirror and say you know what you look great and that will be a great and happy moment for me.I’m 33 and although people tell me all the time i don’t look my age boy do i feel like my age.At this point in my life I just want to make myself happy and express who i am inside and out .

  393. Alexandra F says:

    High end – benefit hoola; low end- NYC sunny bronzer

  394. Bunny says:

    I only sometimes use a basecoat but I always use a fast dry topcoat because my polish will not. dry. ever. otherwise!

  395. Molly says:

    Hi Karen! Migraines are not cool…have you ever thought about acupuncture for ones that last a long time?
    To answer a couple questions…I have a couple bronzers and I’m very fair, (they were gifts) so I use them for blush.
    I always use a base coat for nail polish but not topcoat because that just makes the whole process take longer, Lol.
    I dye my hair red and I’m thinking about trying an Organix sulfate-free shampoo next, to help cut down on the color fading.

  396. Sarah says:

    Love the Tabs video!

  397. Elaine says:

    NARS Laguna is my favorite bronzer! Orgasm is overrated.

  398. Irene says:

    My current shampoo and conditioner routine includes Aveeno. I love the way it smells and how it makes my hair feel.

  399. Erica says:

    i love your hair!

  400. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite budget brands are L A Girl and L A Colors. L A Girl’s Rock Star line has really good wear but it’s hard to find in my area but can be ordered.

    I always use a base coat and top coat.

    I love Elasta QP shampoos and conditioners. Their vitamin enriched formulas have really worked for me.

  401. MJ says:

    Feel better soon Karen!

  402. Janet says:

    I’ve been using Herbal Essences shampoo in the honey scent lately. I really love it, it’s great for such an inexpensive price tag!

  403. Sunandha says:

    I always wear a base coat and top coat . . . My fav nw is Out the door top coat.

    Hop u feel better nw Karen . . .

  404. elle says:

    I have so much homework this week. ;_;

  405. Laura Case says:

    I tried a brow liner today from Mally. Loved it!

  406. Ruby says:

    Oh my, see how excited and happy Tabs is!!!

  407. Nora says:

    Where is the warm weather? It is march ppl

  408. Christina says:

    I wish I could wear bronzer, but they always end up looking muddy or kind of orange on me!

  409. Thanks Karen for another awesome giveaway.

  410. marlena says:

    I finally found a job after months of hunting!

  411. michaela says:

    i lost my home a month ago in an apartment building fire (35 people left homeless) so i lost all my makeup and this gift card would really help πŸ™‚

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