Two Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (The Birthday Edition)

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Kat! Congratulations, Kat! 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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Two Ways to Win a $50 Sephora eCard

Two Ways to Win a $50 Sephora eCard

The Birthday Edition. πŸ™‚


Yes, at least two Marin County beauty bloggers (that we know of) are celebrating birthdays this weekend. One likes ’80s pop culture, surfing in Hawaii and young adult books (and MAC cosmetics, Nutella and big hair). The other enjoys long walks, bird feeders, high fashion and gravy.

Can you guess which one is which?

Happy birthday!Ha! Yup, it’s birthday time around here. Since Tabs was a stray, we always celebrate his birthday with mine, but actually, we tried to figure out his real birthday once after a trip to the vet, and it’s probably right around this same time of year anyway. This year he turns seven.

And like all good birthdays, this one comes with gifts! — as in the potential to take home a $50 Sephora eCard.

It only takes a quick comment and/or tweet from you to enter. Full deets down below.

Good luck! Happy birthday, everyone!

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 favorite flavor of birthday cake? When was the last time you went to a birthday party (pet or otherwise, LOL!)? In one sentence, how would you describe your week? What have you been wearing on your lips lately? Have you gone swimming yet this year? What are your go-to, everyday products with sunscreen? — 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, June 9, 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 Kat! Congratulations, Kat! 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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So far, 396 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Kasha says:

    chocolate cake with white frosting!

  2. Lisa says:

    Happy birthday to you both! I celebrated mine two weeks ago. Yay Geminis!

  3. Pramudita says:

    Yay! Happy early birthday Tabs! You have the cutest cat ever

  4. Ashley says:

    I’ve been wearing a lot of Smashbox be legendary lipstick lately!

  5. Amber says:

    Happy birthday Karen! Birthday cake has gotta be devil’s food or red velvet!
    Amber recently posted … Yard makeover

  6. mini says:

    Happy Bday!! You have serious photography skills.

  7. Maria J. says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is Red Velvet, it’s luxurious, creamy and delicious!

  8. nicole says:

    One of our kitties, Andy is like a cross of Tabs and emilynoel83’s Cupcake. Hurrah for kitties and birthdays!

  9. Michelle W. says:

    Happy Birthday! Geminis rule! (My birthday is this weekend, too!)

  10. Kori M says:

    Happy Birthday you two!!! I actually just made my future mother in law a huge birthday cake last night, excellent timing πŸ™‚

  11. Agata says:

    Happy birthday to both of you! Any big birthday plans? I have been obsessed with my All About Orange lipsticks- razzledazzler and flamingo!

  12. Sheva says:

    Right now I’m wearing Dior Addict lipstick in Dior Kiss. It’ such a pretty shade of pink!

  13. Isabel says:

    Just got back from Australia. Gosh, makeup there is so expensive!

  14. Barbara says:

    Happy birthday to you and Tabs! My favorite cake in chocolate with whipped cream, yummy!

  15. Audrey C. says:

    I’m at work! Boo!
    Audrey C. recently posted … Julep Maven May Box

  16. TrippyPixie says:

    Happy birthday! Today’s my older sister’s birthday, too.

  17. Adriana C. says:

    Aside from MBB, my other go-to beauty resource is I’ve discovered a lot of great products there! And learned that sometimes the best makeup isn’t the most expensive makeup.

    I love being a girl!

  18. Laura H says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs!

    Birthday cake … hmm. I think my favorite comes in at angel cake and strawberries. I like my desserts simple and to the point πŸ™‚ But now you’ve got me thinking about an excursion to the local cupcakery this afternoon…

  19. buckycatt says:

    Karen & Tabs –

    My question – can someone who won before, but made a bad choice win again? I ordered a red lipstick from Hourglass that was recommended somewhere, but it was way too orange for my fair coloring. Also is Tabs a climber? I have a 1 year that thinks she is an acrobat. Happy weekend you 2 (& El Hub while we’re at it).

  20. Jennifer Rivera says:

    Happy Birthday to you & Tabs!! Hope you both enjoy your day :)…favorite birthday cake flavor is strawberry shortcake :p

  21. Kim says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is chocolate!

  22. angela says:

    Happy birthday!!! I love carrot cake with cream cheese fronting, even though it’s not very birthday cakey…

  23. Niya says:

    Happy birthday!

  24. Anna says:

    I love ice cream cake!!! ҝ€

  25. Shazil says:

    Happy Birthday Karen & Tabs!

  26. Ash G says:

    The more chocolate, the better!

  27. Ashleigh w says:

    I always get ice cream cake for my birthday but my boyfriends cake is my favorite. Reese’s peanut butter!
    Ashleigh w recently posted … Wishing From ASOS

  28. ReneeP says:

    Happy b day Karen! Mine is in a couple of weeks! The closing on our new home is on the 28th, 2 days before my b day. I think of it as a b day gift

  29. GB says:

    Happy birthday! My favorite birthday cake flavor is German chocolate.

  30. natalie says:

    recently I’ve been wearing spearmint Chapstick!

  31. Swagata says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs… πŸ™‚ I love my chocolate better than everything else……and my boyfriend’s birthday is coming up…well a big party is waiting πŸ™‚

  32. Lisa Brown says:

    I want my birthday cakes to be a decadent dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting and chocolate ganache as the filling – yes, chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate πŸ™‚

  33. Laura H. says:

    My have flavour of birthday cake is rainbow chip !

  34. Pam says:

    I’m spending too much of my income towards Dr. visits at the moment. I would love to treat myself! πŸ˜€

  35. Lauren W, says:

    Happy birthday Karen and Tabs! I’ve been trying to figure out a birthday for my pup, too. Lately, I’ve been hooked on the Maybelline vivids… Gorgeous bright colors!

  36. courtney b says:

    happy birthday! I love vanilla !:)

  37. Angelica says:

    mmm b-day cake!!!!

  38. supriya says:

    I love vanilla birthday cake!!

  39. Bunny says:

    I like Vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting… especially if I made the frosting with a whole brick of full fat cream cheese. πŸ˜€

  40. heather says:

    i’ve been wearing the clarins instant light lip perfector in 02 on my lips. it’s a gorgeous peachy color and the perfect gloss/balm hybrid!

  41. Chris says:

    I love vanilla birthday cake with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

  42. Maria says:

    Still too cold for swimming here in the Midwest. Looking forward to it though!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Alison says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen and Tabs!

  44. Julia says:

    Happy Birthday! My mom always made carrot cake with rich creamy frosting.

  45. buckycatt says:

    Happy birthday Karen & Tabs – May your disco ball always be a-twirlin’ this year!

  46. Alexa says:

    Happy birthday! πŸ˜€ And ooohhh! Look at all those gorgeous too faced shadows!! I’m drooling. Would love, love, love to win the ecard! πŸ™‚

  47. Hillary says:

    I live in not-so-sunny Seattle, so no, I have not gone swimming yet this year haha.

  48. Sidney Purnell says:

    Happy Birthday to both you and Tabs! Birthdays are the best, especially when you have a great cake and lots of chocolate ice cream!

  49. Annie says:

    Happy birthday! my favorite birthday cake flavor is chocolate and dulce de leche. Very rich, but so delicious.

  50. Anna says:

    Hmmm birthday cakes have to be either red velvet or an ice cream cake with the little cookie crunchies in between the layers πŸ™‚

  51. Adriana C. says:

    I love being a girl!

  52. Katrina says:

    I am currently obsessed with Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Rosy Dawn.

  53. Lauren says:

    Happy birthday!

  54. Happy birthday! Make it a good one πŸ˜€ As always, I am in, hoping to win this amazing prize. And I don’t , I’ll just eat some birthday cake and eat away my sorrows.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up look | A summer look in bronze with the Smashbox Hint of Bronze make-up set

  55. Bree says:

    Happy birthday Karen! My birthday was on the 1st so we are both Geminis!! I didn’t get any cake this year (booo) but my favorite is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yum!!!

  56. camille says:

    happy birthday weekend to the both of you!!!!!!! what do you guys have planned? πŸ™‚ i personally like white cake, with vanilla buttercream frosting. simple, yet satisfying. mmm…cake. i’ll probably pick up a cupcake before picking up The Man from the airport. He went to cali for the week, for work. lucky dogg.

    hope you all have a lovely weekend! eat a slice of cake for me! πŸ™‚

  57. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen and Tabs! πŸ˜€
    And my favorite flavor of birthday cake is definitely chocolate!

  58. Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ My fav flavor is Chocolate..

  59. Mary says:

    Happy birthday Karen & Tabs!!
    I had mango mousse cake for my bday this year and it was delicious.

  60. Amanda says:

    I would use the gift card to buy the new Ariel make up and accessories coming out!! I just had a bad car accident and with fees and such I don’t have the money to spare to snag them!!!

  61. Jill says:

    Happy bday to you and tabs!

  62. Nicole says:

    Fingers crossed! Okay, for my birthday cake I LOVE chocolate. I haven’t been to a birthday party in eons. This week was okay. I’m taking my kiddos to the pool today weather permitting. And I’m not playing around with skin cancer – I use moisturizer with SPF and wear sunscreen when playing or working outside.

  63. musical says:

    Happy Birthday, lovely lady! Have a meow-worthy, fun day with El Hubs and Tabster!

  64. Zara says:

    Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚ I’m not too much of a sweet tooth, but I do enjoy a slice of lemon cake.

  65. Katherine says:

    Happy birthday! That’s so cute that you celebrate Tabs’ birthday!

  66. Laurinha says:

    Happy birthday to you both!!!

  67. Rosie Areola USA says:

    My fave lip color this week has been Betty Bright πŸ™‚


  68. Lizzy says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Hope you have a wonderful celebration, complete with your favorite cake, of course!

    My fav birthday cake is a seasonal flavor made by the awesome Freeport Bakery in the Fall/ Winter season: their harvest ginger cake OMG sooooooo good!

  69. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! It’s gonna be a hot one. Over here in San Ramon it’s already about 90 degrees at 10:30! Lately, I’ve been wearing Sonia Kashuk Sheer Plum (in the square tube) and loving it. Inspired by you in her plum gloss, I bought that but didn’t like the brush, so thought I’d try this and LOVE IT! Favorite cake is either chocolate with vanilla frosting OR my special fantastic Pistachio Cake (loved by all!). Hope you have your cake and get to eat it, too!!!! And extra gravy for the birthday cat,

  70. Rachel B. says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Karen! I feel a certain connection with ya: you have the same name as my sister, and my hubby’s birthday is yesterday. And we both don’t have that big wooden spoon and fork in our house! =)

  71. Janet C. says:

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting for me! Yum!

    AND…. Happy birthday! (Or, “happee burfdaaaay” as a friend of mine says)

  72. Rachael G says:

    Happy birthday! Traditionally in my family we have always done ice cream cakes for birthdays, but my favorite part is the chocolate rocks!

  73. Denise Mosca says:

    I hope you and Tabs have the happiest of birthdays, and many many more!

  74. Sondra c says:

    Happy Birthday to you & Tabs!!

    My favorite is angel food cake with chocolate frosting. Mmmm cake.

  75. C R Williams says:

    We have the same birthday month. Happy Birthday Month to us both.

  76. Paula says:

    Happy Birthday! No birthdays here until the 4th of July, but that’s a great excuse for a big summer BBQ!

  77. Rebecca says:

    My favorite cake is Italian Cream Cake, but for birthdays I want a nice buttery yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
    I’ve been wearing and loving the Sephora 8-hour mattifying SPF 20 moisturizer. It’s pretty inexpensive and is moisturizing but not heavy or greasy, and it does help control oil.

  78. Megan says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve been driving around my car(Bertha) with no air conditioning and it’s been really hot this week! We’re talking getting places and looking like I’ve been out jogging/sitting in a sauna. My makeup has been suffering greatly, haha.

  79. maria says:

    Happy birthday Karen and Tabs! My favourite birthday cakes are red velvet, angel food cake and lemon cake πŸ™‚

  80. Amanpreet says:

    Happy Birthday! I actually went to a kid’s bday party today lol

  81. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Tabs,….and me! (My actual birthday is today. ^_^) Anyway, I should have let you know how much I love reading your blog, especially the pinay posts! My fave birthday cake is a toss up between a Goldilocks or Red Ribbon mocha roll cake, good ol’ chocolate lava cake, and/or leche flan cake.

  82. Emma says:

    Happy birthday Karen and Tabs!! The best cake I’ve ever had was vanilla and cappuccino (I think the icing was cappuccino) it made this coffee junkie such a happy camper! Red velvet cupcakesalso make for a lovely birthday treat πŸ™‚

  83. Tshering says:

    Happy happy birthday to you two lovelies (: I just watched the movie Hachiko and the dog and master’s beautiful relationship reminded me of you and Tabs πŸ™‚ I want a pet as well!

  84. Colleen says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! I love all cake, but one of favorites has to be an lemon cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and raspberry filling I had at a bakery in Nor Cal. So so good! I love and miss that bakery so much.

  85. Shana says:

    My Archie cat and Garfield cat wish Tabs a very happy bday!!! And you too πŸ™‚

  86. Ange says:

    Super happy birthday wishes to T-Money & K-Dawg!!!! Hope you get some fab gifts πŸ™‚ Give Tabs a big squishy hug!

  87. Miso says:

    HAppy birthday u share this wonderful day of birth with one of my best friends! Sending some cyber happiness ur way !

  88. Nisa says:

    Happy Birthday πŸ˜€
    I love chocolate mint flavoured cake XD but I also love fresh fruits and vanilla.

    Yesterday was my sis’ engagement day. I’m so happy for her!

  89. Aida says:

    Happy birthday to both of you! I actually don’t care for birthday cake too much, but I’m always game for some yummy chocolate ice cream πŸ˜‰

  90. Joanna says:

    Go to sunscreen: Pratima rose face sunscreen. A physical NOT chemical sunscreen that melts into my skin. No white residue. The best ever!

  91. Justine says:

    Happy birthday!

  92. Jenn says:

    Happy birthday! I love strawberry cake with cream cheese icing.

  93. Saffron says:

    My favorite cake is freakin CAKE FLAVORED, but cream cheese frosting is a must. Unless it’s yellow cake with chocolate frosting. You can see how well I handle this sort of complicated question.

    Happy birthday to you and T Money, and thanks for the contest!

  94. Amy says:

    I actually had a pretty rough week…ended a nine year relationship because he had been cheating…but I’ve been trying to stay positive, and reading your blog and checking out new beauty ideas always helps to cheer me up… πŸ™‚

  95. meredith says:

    Happy birthdays Karen and Tabs! Many happy returns. I like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

  96. Rachel says:

    Happy birthday! I look forward to my birthday every year to get that goody from Sephora. <3

  97. Katie says:

    Happy birfday Karen and Tabs!! Have fun and enjoy lots of cake this weekend!! πŸ™‚

  98. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday!!My tabby cat Leo’s birthday is next Sunday,he’ll be 2!!I adopted him from a shelter almost a year ago and he is so sweet!

  99. Lynnette P. says:

    Happy Birthday to you and Tabs!!! πŸ˜€

  100. Nicole says:

    Happy Best Friends Day everyone! I’m on the phone with one of my best friends now =)

  101. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday To You both!! I Hope It Is fabulous!!

  102. Betsy Clark says:

    ‘You say it’s your Birthday! It’s my Birthday too, yeah! doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo…(sing it with me!) Happy Birthday to youuuuu’ Have a great Birthday, Karen & Tabs!

  103. Sandy Kue says:

    My birthday was on Monday! Woo hoo for Geminis πŸ™‚

  104. Nat M says:

    Birthday wishes for you and Tabs! πŸ™‚

  105. Gina says:

    yay for birthdays!! i have been loving bright lips lately =)

  106. Sophie says:

    Happy Birthday to both of you! Mine is next week, so I’m also a Gemini!!!! I want strawberry shortcake, please!

  107. Yolanda says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to you and Tabs!!! I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting!!

  108. Cheryl says:

    Happy birthday to my favorite beauty blogger and to my favorite kitty model!!

  109. Danielle says:

    I want to wish my favorite blogger and her fabulous kitty a wonderful birthday! Have a great one Karen and Tabs!

  110. dawn s says:

    Have a great birthday Karen and Tabs! I imagine it will be filled with sparkles and glowy blush!

  111. Deretta says:

    Happy birthday two my two favorite beauty bloggers! You make my day EVERY day!

  112. Signe says:

    Hi, my favorite foundation brand is shiseido πŸ™‚
    Xo Signe

  113. Deborah says:

    Ooooooh, Happy Birthday to you both!!! I’ve been wearing Maybelline Color Whisper in Cherry on Top lately. πŸ˜€

  114. LisaK says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen & Tabs! Meow!

  115. Melissa says:

    My niece passed away so this week was extremely sad.

  116. Claire says:

    Happy birthday!!!

  117. Yogirl says:

    Happy birthday and thank you for the flowers! My week was very mixed: I had a great training that I gave to my colleagues (good) and my plans to move to Toronto for 2 years were rejected for now (bad), but there is a small chance.

  118. Ashley Carmickle says:

    Happy birthday! I love vanilla cake with funfetti frosting!!

  119. Maria says:

    Happy birthday to all who are celebrating!

  120. Kim says:

    Happy birthday, Karen & Tabs! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

  121. Millie says:

    Hi, Karen! Love marzipan cake with raspberry filling!

  122. Jane says:

    Happy birthday to you both! My birthday was last Saturday!

  123. Nicole says:

    I like tiramisu cake!

  124. Sara says:

    enjoy your special day!

  125. onegreatsmile says:

    I can’t even remember the last time I went to a birthday “PARTY” but I did treat my girlfriend to Sushi on Tuesday night for her birthday. We get together once a month for dinner (super hard for her to carve out time!!) and even though her BDday had passed by a few days, I wanted to do something unexpected. And we both lurrrve sushi!

  126. Erin says:

    I love chocolate cake and don’t need any frosting!

  127. Ellen says:

    For as long as I can remember, I asked my mom to make me a chocolate angel food cake for my birthday. And now my husband has taken over the tradition! It’s not exactly a normal “flavor”, but it’s delicious!

  128. Jessie C. says:

    We haven’t gone swimming yet this yet with showers and thunderstorms still on.

  129. Jessie C. says:


  130. Aelyn says:

    Chocolate cake, always. Happy birthday to you and Tabs!

  131. Harmony says:

    Happy Birthday! I just celebrated my birthday earlier this week! Yay Geminis!!!

  132. Katie F says:

    I don’t like cake, so I always get a birthday pie! I used to always go for Razzleberry from Marie Callendar’s, but now that I found out I can’t have gluten, a friend bakes me apple-cranberry gluten-free birthday pies. So delicious!

    I like to throw themed birthday parties for my birthday – last year was a 1990s theme. Some of my friends made a pretend boy band and even printed up some artwork for their fake album! It was a great time, lots of brown lipstick and glitter.

  133. Pam G. says:

    Happy Birthday from all of us in St. Olaf!

  134. Naheeda says:

    I looooove cheesecake! Dulce de Leche Cheesecake is to die for!

  135. Amy says:

    I love cheesecake! It’s my favorite indulgence.

  136. Colleen says:

    I am thinking about buying the new Ariel palette from Sephora, but I’m going to wait for some reviews & swatches first!

  137. Bernice says:

    I love chocolate. There is this flourless chocolate cake, piled with
    rich dark chocolate mousse, and decorated with shards of Belgian dark chocolate from a local bakery that my friends and I love πŸ˜€

  138. Vanessa says:

    Have a great birthday! I love my two cats! Their names are Bella and Smokey. I think they would like Tabs:)

  139. Cristy says:

    Happy Beerday!!!
    Mine is 24th of July! I feel much better since my last ivf failed πŸ™ soooo good vibe & luck! But most good health!! Cheers!!!

  140. Jennifer says:

    Happy birthday Karen & Tabs!

  141. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday! Triple fudge brownie cake is the best. And it’s only 55 here so no swimming yet.:(

  142. Ceci says:

    Happy birthday, Karen and Tabs πŸ™‚

  143. jasmine says:

    I used to love ice cream cake for my birthday but everyone in my family would get one when it was their bday. I was at a friend’s birthday party a couple of years ago and we had tuxedo cake from a store called save on foods. I loved it so much that it has been my bday cake ever since and I’ve converted some of my friends too. Recently I have made the discovery that Costco sells slabs of tuxedo cake, I sound like such a fat child right now but you have to try this cake it’s uhhh-mazing.

  144. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday! Cocktails anyone?

  145. Cathy R says:

    Happy birthday, Karen and Tabs! Can’t go wrong with red velvet cake, and I’ve been obsessed with MAC Crosswires lately. Have a great weekend!

  146. Grace says:

    Lately I’ve been obsessed with Covergirl’s jumbo gloss balms in apricot twist and coral twist. Much more moisturizing than Revlon’s and a lot cheaper too! πŸ™‚

  147. Joanne E. says:

    Chocolate cake all the way!

  148. Helena says:

    Happy birthday! I love lemon cake!

    Seaside Beauty

  149. KatAlina says:

    My favorite type of birthday cake is strawberry shortcake with whipped cream frosting and strawberry sorbet. Delicious!

  150. Jenny D says:

    Finally going to see IronMan 3!

  151. Blanaid says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! birthday cake is amazing! πŸ™‚

  152. Tara says:

    Happy Birthday to my two favorite beauty bloggers!

  153. Melody says:

    Happy Birthday!! πŸ™‚
    I love chocolate cake, so I’m sending you a virtual chocolate cake πŸ˜‰

  154. Carolyn N. says:

    Happy birthday, T-Money and K-Dawg! πŸ˜‰

  155. Lydia says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

  156. Heidi says:

    Happ B’day, Karen & Tabs! Sending a virtual red velvet cupcake with a side of gravy. That should take care of both of my birthday buddies!

    For myself, I like a lemon coconut cake.

  157. Sweeks1980 says:

    Happy birthday, Karen and Tabs!

  158. Vanessa F says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen and Tabs! I have to say, my favorite birthday cake flavor has to be chocolate!

  159. Lydia L says:

    Karen, my was…….very, very tiring!!!!!!!

  160. Lydia L says:

    …..oooops, MY week!!!Sorry!!!

  161. Justine says:

    I haven’t gone swimming yet this year.

  162. Nancy says:

    Awesome! This is my birthday week too. My niece gave me a candle that smells and looks like a birthday cupcake.

  163. Kylie says:

    My favorite birthday cake flavor is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. So delicious!

  164. Christin says:

    Happy B-day πŸ™‚

  165. Tiffanie says:

    Happy Birthdays!

  166. Sara says:

    I’m wearing Bionike Defence sun 30+ these days.

  167. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I haven’t gone swimming yet this year.

  168. Jordan says:

    I’m happy with just about any flavor of cake but I really like dairy queen ice cream cake with the fudge and the crunchy stuff! SOOO good Happy birthday to you guys!

  169. nai says:

    hauoli la hanau, karen & tabs! I think I’m picking up honey jasmine blush this weekend, along with razzler dazzler and maybe tart and trendy lippies. god help me because I’m trying to resist the cremesheen glosses.

  170. sara says:

    my dad’s on cinco de mayo!

  171. AmyD says:

    advantage of mixing two shades of tinted moisturizer for everyday foundation is that i can manage through the year with a tan and pale skin πŸ™‚

  172. Cara says:

    Happy birthday!

  173. Margaret says:

    Chubby sticks!!

  174. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday K-Dawg & T-Money! My rescue dog turned 7 this year too :). The best birthday cake (or anytime cake) in the whole wide world is the Chantilly Cake from Whole Foods. I also wear Bobbi Brown protective face base SPF 50 everyday. A must living a mile closer to the sun than the sea level peeps!

  175. Lisa M. says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen & Tabs!! Enjoy your special day!!

  176. auroragyps says:

    I’ve been wearing Blistex Simple & Sensitive lip balm all week, because I’ve not been out of the apt. It’s nice, basic, and I like it pretty well.

  177. KPrice says:

    Happy Birthday to both of you! We calculated the birthday of our dog Bowie who was a stray and it turned out to be close to mine. I love celebrating with her. Hope you guys have a good weekend.

  178. Pam says:

    I pretty much like any flavor of birthday cake!

  179. Jennifer Ryder says:

    Happy Birthday!! My son’s birthday was just a few weeks ago. I made huge red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I only had one but they sure were yummy.

  180. hira says:

    Happy birthday Karen!!

  181. Brooke says:

    My favorite cake is red velvet!! And happy bday to you and Tabs!

  182. Sylph says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! Does Tabs get an extra tin of gravy for his bday?

  183. Y. says:

    clinique chubby stick in mega melon, my go-to shade

  184. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday to you and Tabs! Hope you two have a fantastic weekend. After reading the comments I am craving a huge cupcake :D.

  185. Icequeen81 says:

    My fab taste of birthday cake is lemon, and more if it has a lemon frost on it. ( but this is like asking for a miracle, few people make lemon with lemon meringue birthday cake, my second option would be pistachio and strawberries

  186. Ebru M says:

    Happy birthday! it is my birthday weekend too πŸ™‚

  187. kimkats says:

    Happy Birthday to you both! Wishing you lots of cake, ice cream and gravy!

  188. GUSnail says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs!

  189. Camille says:

    Mmmmm…. birthday cake. I love a good yellow butter cake with chocolate frosting, and a few rainbow sprinkles.

  190. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy birthday, Karen and Tibby Tabs!

  191. jess says:

    my favorite birthday cake is yellow with brown forsting! classic1

  192. MJ says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! πŸ˜€ Hope this weekend turns out great for the both of you (perhaps extra gravy and makeup is in order). πŸ™‚

    When I used to hold actual birthday parties for myself, I liked baking cakes (one year was green tea, and another was ube) and then frosting them. I usually left the cakes blank though and invited my guests to write on them. πŸ™‚

    These days I usually go out on a date with my boyfriend since my birthday is also our anniversary. πŸ™‚

  193. Keira says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s spectacular!
    If we’re talking cakes here, I have to say that my favorite cake ever is this wonderful concoction served by Mercy Wine Bar in Dallas. It’s a layered white cake with lemon cream frosting and raspberry puree between the layers and on the top. It’s to die for.

  194. Alex M says:

    enjoy your birthday!!! i’ve been playing in lipstick all weekend and i hope you are doing the same πŸ™‚

  195. Peta says:

    I absolutely love chocolate cake! I recently tried some from Cake Boss and it was divine! It has been almost a year since I have been to a party. Happy Birthday from Jamaica!

  196. Anna says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Love Strawberry cake with cream filling and white vanilla frosting :9 I want some right now!

  197. christine says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs!!! Hope you are celebrating in style. I’m torn between chocolate cake and white cake with strawberries.

  198. Natalya says:

    I`ve been reading your blog for several years, but writing my first comment now. Just want to wish you a Happy birthday! You are doing a great work! Just keep it up!

  199. Monica says:

    Happy Birthday, or Maligayang Bati! πŸ™‚

    Loving Shiseido Urban Environment sunscreen. Non-greasy and water resistant!

  200. Erika Santos says:

    I am totally digging this Ariel palette from Sephora!!! Let me win hahaha

  201. Courtney says:

    Happy Birthday!

  202. Natalya says:

    Hi Karen!I`ve been reading your blog for several years, but writing my first comment now. Just want to wish you a Happy birthday! You are doing a great work! Just keep it up!

  203. Melitina says:

    I bought a Kiko lipstick (number 397 – I am roughly the same skin tone as you) and it is a nude colour but a little bit on the light side. The surprising side effect is that, because the colour is a tad too ligh, I look all nice and bronzed!! Loooove it!

  204. Michaella B says:

    Happy birthday!!

  205. mrsshukra says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, mwah!

  206. Margie says:

    Happy birthday! I have been loving MAC Angel lipstick paired with Benefit Life on the A List lipgloss!

  207. Laura says:

    My favorite products with spf are Chanel vitalumiere aqua, Nars tinted moisturizer, and Neutrogena ultra sheer sunblock.

  208. Charisma says:

    Happy Birthday! It is my birthday on Sunday! πŸ™‚ June is a great month!

  209. Megan says:

    It’s my birthday on Monday!

  210. Ashley says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen & Tabs!
    My absolute favorite cake for special occasions is a black & white mousse cake. Nothing beats chocolate cake, especially if it’s white chocolate!

  211. Zoey says:

    Not big on cake, I tend to prefer cheesecake!

  212. blkrox says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen and Tabs!! Much love and many blessings to the birthday pair <3

  213. noemii says:

    Had an interview & got hired at a photo studio. I start next week. This will be interesting.

  214. Step says:

    Happy birthday to both of you!

  215. Tania G says:

    This past week has been crazy busy for us. Hoping to get some rest tomorrow and get ready for another crazy one.

  216. Jaa Maurer says:

    I like L’oreal sublime sunscreen spay.It does not have sun screen smell and noe sticky.

  217. Caches says:

    buried in work.. daydreaming of makeup!

  218. Jennifer Pham says:

    I love ice cream cake! And my favorite type of ice cream is cookies n cream. Yum!

  219. Lori P says:

    This past week? CHAOTIC!! It sucks not having power for 4 days (I’m in OKC)

  220. Celia/Nartian says:

    The last birthday party was last week Sat for my girls’ friend who turned a decade old. All I can say is that the term pre-teen is an apt term.

  221. Amy says:

    Happy Birthday to you both! That Clarins Lipbalm is gorgeous.

  222. Joanna says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen! And Meow Meow to Tabs!

  223. BooBooNinja says:

    Happy Birthday!

  224. Stephanie G says:

    My fave flavor of birthday cake HAS to be chocolate! Happy Birthday!

  225. Debbie says:

    Happy Saturday!

  226. kayla says:

    Happy Birthday Tabs! PS Have you seen the new Ariel Collection by Sephora?

  227. Emily says:

    I don’t really like cake. I usually have birthday pie instead. Yum!

  228. Annaham says:

    I haven’t found time to go swimming yet!

    And happy birthday!

  229. Liz G. says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! Wishing you both lots of good times and good luck (and lots of gravy) during the upcoming year!

  230. Lynn says:

    i like lemon flavored cake…

  231. Rebecca H. says:

    Happy birthday to you both! I too am a June baby, but mine is later in the month.

  232. Sarah Wigley says:

    Chocolate for sure!

  233. Clemence says:

    Happy Birthday!

  234. Janelle Parsons says:

    Lately I’ve been wearing Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten, with MAC Naughty Saute Lipstick on top. The berry stain and the barbie pink lipstick combine to great this perfect pink that just GLOWS!

  235. chari perez says:

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!

  236. Kat says:

    Hopefully this weekend I will get up the nerve to order MAC’s Flamingo. I’ve been eyeing it ever since it was in that collection years ago. Thank god I waited!

  237. Nicky says:

    I really wanna try some red velvet cake πŸ™‚

  238. Daya says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! I love birthday cake in general but find myself eating German Chocolate a lot lately

  239. Jessica says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the both of you!

  240. Bebaa says:

    Happy Bday!! I am actually celebrating my mothers birthday this week also and I just finished making a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting for her!!yummy(:

  241. Lila says:

    Happy birthday darlin’! Lately I’ve been rediscovering my Revlon lip butter in Sorbet and the L’Oreal Color Riche Colour Caresse lip color in Rose Taffeta – the perfect MLBB (there has to be a better phrase for that, don’t ya think?!) for me.

  242. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs.Well I just love Blackberry Cheesecake for any occasion birthday or not πŸ™‚

  243. Christina says:

    Happy Birthday! I have been loving the lipstick from Hourglass in the color Grace.

  244. terrib says:

    H A P P Y
    B I R T H D A Y !!!

    (Nars Bilbao on lips lately.)

  245. amy pugmire says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My fav birthday cake is confetti with white frosting πŸ™‚

  246. Alyza says:

    Happy birthday to you both! The last birthday I celebrated was my own fur-child’s on January 24th, my puppy princess Reggie was 3! They grow up so fast!

  247. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I love a good coconut cake actually, the kind with decadent cream icing

  248. Claire says:

    Happy birthday Karen!
    I love cake, especially strawberry shortcake!

  249. Jasmine says:

    Happy birthday!

  250. Nicole Stanford says:

    Thank you for the amazing site and reviews. Your awesome. My favorite cake flavor is vanilla with vanilla, and I am loving Juicy Papaya from Revlon Lip Butters, and addicted to Tarte’s BB Primer.

  251. Kel-Belle says:

    Happy Birthday to you both!!!!!
    (funny because it’s my kitty’s birthday on Monday.)

  252. My week has been awful and filled with the typical abuse I get every day every week with a side of winning an OCC lip tar giveaway so at least that much was nice.

  253. Carolyn says:

    My birthday is coming up later this month. 27 on the 27th – golden πŸ™‚ Stopped at a The Cosmetic Store today and enjoyed browsing the discounted Bobbi Brown items. Left empty handed today. Happy birthday weekend to you all.

  254. E. says:

    I was at a birthday party today!

  255. Erin says:

    happy birthday! the best sunscreen ever is good old Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch and I will totally fight anyone who disagrees. XD

  256. Barbara says:

    I like tiramisu cake!

  257. Meg says:

    Such a great prize, everyone loves Sephora! πŸ˜€

  258. rozae says:

    Having the same birthday month would explain why I love your style a lot! Red velvet, can’t go wrong πŸ™‚

  259. Victoriay says:

    I love German Chocolate cake, but most years I have pecan pie instead! Happy birthday!

  260. Kelly says:

    I love fruit and whipped cream on angel food cake…mmm…I also love my Sephora CC cream, I’m reaching for it every day after applying my Clarins SPF40 face sunscreen! <3

  261. Christine says:

    Happy birthday to you and Tabs! Cutest cat!

  262. Mardi says:

    Happy birthday to you and Tabs. I love my cats and I love my makeup and I’ve just found your blog and I. Am. Loving. It.

  263. Elizabeth says:

    I always celebrate my unknown pet birthdays along with my birthday too! Happy Birthday to you and Tabs! I went to a doggy birthday party a couple of weeks ago πŸ™‚

  264. Lindy says:

    The sugar from cake frosting tends to make me light-headed and dizzy, so I personally prefer birthday pie. =P

  265. Ruth says:

    happy birthday to you too! Hope that it’s filled with tasty noms and good times.

  266. Laura says:

    Happy birthday to you and your furry baby!

  267. Katie M says:

    Happy birthday, Tabs and Karen!! June is a big celebration month around here- my parent’s anniversary is Monday, my boyfriend’s birthday is Tuesday and our anniversary is next Sunday! I share my August birthday month with my dog, Jake. He will be 4 and is still a puppy at heart, and in obedience πŸ™‚

  268. Roxanne says:

    Happy birthday to you both! Our eldest kitty child will be 12 next month. We’re going to throw her a kitty b-day bash!

  269. Sarah says:

    I really like Vaseline’s Aloe lotion with SPF15 for everyday. Of course, if I’m actually going to be doing anything outside for an extended amount of time, I just use sunscreen instead of lotion because I’m super pale…

  270. Kelly Commerford says:

    Following on Twitter as @kcthelushII & tweeted:

  271. Kelly Commerford says:

    Favorite flavor of birthday cake? I love Carvel Ice Cream Cake πŸ™‚

  272. MelodyJ says:

    Happy Birthday! I love almost any kind of cake. Right now I like wearing NYX Snow White. It’s a very wearable red. I like Hawaiian Tropic Sunblock.

  273. Jeena says:

    I’ve been addicted to coral lipsticks lately!

  274. Angela says:

    Happy birthday to you both!! I heart red velvet cake, my favorite!

  275. Erica says:

    happy happy birthday!

  276. Andee says:

    Happy birthday!

  277. Emma says:

    Happy birthday! Oh gosh. I’ve never had an ice cream cake, so that’s my dream. Yup.

  278. Sandy says:

    Happy Birthday and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend! Lately I have been wearing my Too Faced Honey Bear lipstick and loving it. I love anything chocolate for sure.

  279. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs!!

  280. Pam says:

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been totally digging YSL glossy stain in shade 12–summery and bright!

  281. Amy says:

    Happy birthday, Karen and Tabs! I’ve been wearing Armani Flash Lacquer 608 the last couple daysΓ’β‚¬β€œΓ’β‚¬β€œI’m trying to figure out if it dries out my lips or not. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t, since the color is really nice!

  282. Kate Williamson says:


  283. Clare Donna says:

    thank u for the giveaway

  284. Liat says:

    I am ALL ABOUT marble cake! It’s the best! That way I don’t have to decide between chocolate and vanilla.

  285. Linda says:

    Happy birthday to both of you!

    My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and a friend of mine baked a cake for me (my first homemade birthday cake!). She knew I liked light, lemony desserts, so she made a lemon chiffon cake topped with raspberries. It was utterly delicious.

  286. Becky says:


  287. Petunia says:

    happy birthday karen!

    happy birthday tabs!

    i always loved the sephora birthday gift when it was Philosophy’s vanilla cake body wash.

  288. Laure says:

    Wishing you and Tabs a very happy birthday ! I’d love chocolate in my cake but Pizzi, my cat, says she would rather have chicken flavoured jelly.

  289. Kay says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and Tabs!

  290. Tran says:

    I loooove ice cream cakes for birthdays!

  291. Bobi says:

    Happy b-day! Wish you many, many smiles and all the best! Can I use a piece of advice – which UD palette should I choose Basic,Naked or Smoky?

  292. Tali Ivgi says:

    Hi. My 37 birthday was this May and I celebrated it with my husband with a trip to Amsterdam. Was very fun!!

  293. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    Happy Birthday!

  294. doroffee says:

    I love me some ice cream cakes for birthdays – especially as I’m a summer baby! πŸ™‚ But I like anything fruity, too.

  295. Jenna N. says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN! My birthday was on Thursday, I hope you have as much fun celebrating as I did!

  296. Megan says:

    i love cheesecake! πŸ™‚

  297. Emi says:

    Happy B-Day to the both of you!! As for a birthday cake anything with chocolate goes for me!

  298. Liz says:

    I bought my boyfriend the ice cream cake he’s always wanted as a child, but never got. He’s 39.

  299. Ann says:

    I’ve been rocking Maybelline baby lips lately.

  300. Susan V says:

    i luv birthday party’s! πŸ™‚

  301. Happy birthday! I went to my mom’s birthday party in early May.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Since getting back from Europe…

  302. BeckBeck says:

    Happy birthday, Karen and Tabs! We don’t know how old our kitty is (she was an adult stray who then spent two years at a cat shelter, and they weren’t sure either) so we use the day we adopted her. We call it the “Patches-versary.”

  303. Hannah says:

    Would love to win this, I’m going to camp soon and some new sephora goodies would be amazing!

  304. Alida Giordano says:

    Hello K & T! I hope you are having a lovely sunday.
    Yesterday I went to visit a neighbor and give her lovely kittens a mani-pedi.
    A WHAT? May be you’re asking. Yes, a mani-pedi that consists in putting a kitten in your lap with all 4 paws looking up, then you take a paw, press the nails to make it appear, and then cut only the tip of the nail with a nail cutter. Then just soft any edges with a file and your kitten is ready to go. This paw spa should take no more than five minutes, and by doing so you are ensuring the health of your living room couches and curtains. Please Mr. Tabs don’t hate me!

  305. Emily A says:

    The lemoncello torte at Cheesecake Factory is were it’s at for bday cake!

  306. virginie says:

    I recently discovered Chanel lippies!! My very first “Mademoiselle”, I loooooove it. I’m planning to buy mooore!!

  307. Brittany says:

    Happy Birthday! Im happy its Sunday, its a new week. Im planning on getting a kitty soon for my boys. Im excited about that!!

  308. Dagni says:

    One birthday i had a marble cake with chocolate hazlenut buttercream frosting so basically Nutella on steroids of deliciousness. Lol. Each layer had the buttercream & sugared pralines between the delicious cakes. BEST CAKE EVER!!!”

  309. MK says:

    I just went to a birthday party yesterday…my own! My friends and I changed it up and went bowling which was so much fun and something I hadn’t done in years!

  310. Denise says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to you both! πŸ™‚

  311. tiffany says:

    Best cake is definitely strawberry shortcake!

  312. kypris says:

    My week: a ridiculously busy one filled with recovering from the flu, packing my suitcases and life up in Canada, and moving to Switzerland!

  313. Kristie says:

    Happy Birthday! We are having a “graduation” party for our kids and family’s kids. They just finished kindergarten, first, and second grade.

  314. Kristin says:


  315. Dee (and Maitai) says:

    Awes. Happy birthday to the two of you! I guess the last birthday we celebrated was our kitten’s first birthday. He was so confused and squirmy while we tried to sing Happy Birthday.

  316. Liz says:

    Mmm, chocolate.

  317. jessica davis says:

    Oh my I haven’t had my favorite birthday cake in ages!! I love the mint Ice cream cake from baskin and Robbins! Haven’t had that since my 21st birthday, 12 years ago! Eeek! My week was blah, just moved from the beautiful west coast (bay area) to the east coast and I’ve been unpacking and trying not to be home sick. Thanks Karen for the giveaway !! πŸ™‚

  318. Aysha says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake has to be strawberry shortcake (especially the one which has both chocolate and vanilla sheet cake)!

  319. Beverly says:

    Happy Birthday!

  320. Laura says:

    Happy birthday! Its my birthday this week too!

  321. brooke says:

    happy birthday, tabs & karen!

  322. gabis says:

    Happy B-day! I hope you have my favorite cake which is dark chocolate with whipped cream frosting πŸ™‚

  323. Sylvia says:

    My birthday is on the 20th! Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs. I always get excited for my birthday even though by now it should be old hat. Right now I’m trying to decide what I’m going to give myself as a birthday present. Ha!

  324. Nicole says:

    Happy Birthday!

  325. ANDREA says:

    A very happy birthday to Karen and Tabs! Hope you both get delicious eats.. and something Chanel! or equally as special πŸ™‚

  326. Olivia K says:

    My favorite kind of cake is ice cream cake, wish it didn’t have to be just for special occasions.

  327. Liz says:

    I use Bobbi Brown BB cream to get my sun protection in.

  328. Casey H says:

    Happy birthday to you!! πŸ˜€ My favorite birthday cake is chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and rainbow sprinkles!

  329. Michelle says:

    My favorite cake is one I’ve tried recently, a peanut butter chocolate cake with Reeces peanut butter cups on to from AJ’s. DELICIOUS!

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far Karen!

  330. Kirsten H. says:

    Happy birthday! I hope your birthday weekend was better than my camping weekend… almost 20 mosquito bites in 24 hours! I deeted and wore clothes and everything!
    Kirsten H. recently posted … I’m A Parent But I’m Not Allowed To Have The Title.

  331. Lorraine says:

    Carrot cake! And I must bestow best birthday wishes to you both. Here is one of my favorites from Sesame Street- so that I can say “Happy Birthday” in cat.

  332. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday to you! And Tabs of course! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  333. irini says:

    Just came back from a wedding! πŸ˜€

  334. Darlene says:

    Hau’oli la hanau (Happy Birthday in Hawaiian)to you & Tabs. Today is also my older sister’s birthday. I love the mango cake at Red Ribbon Bakery..yummy!

  335. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday to you both! I’m a sucker for vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles!

  336. Jessica B says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs!
    The last birthday party I went to was my husband’s, and his mom made him an old school chocolate “money cake” – with plastic-wrapped loonies and toonies ($1 and $2 coins here in Canada)- that we all dug through to find some pocket change, lol!

  337. Lisa says:

    Definitely chocolate!

  338. ashten jessup says:


  339. Maple says:

    I love Algenist’s sunscreen! I’m allergic to chemical sunscreens, so I have to use the ones with titanium dioxide, which tend to give you a white cast, but this one is really translucent and isn’t greasy at all!

  340. Elena Toader says:

    Happy birthday Karen & Tabs!!

  341. Bleu says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve always been fond of strawberry shortcake, birthday or not!

  342. Joy says:

    Happy Birthday! I love when family members share birthdays; I’ve never understood people who complain about it. Anyway, I’m actually not a cake person so I usually let my mom pick whatever she wanted. πŸ™‚

  343. monika says:

    Happy Bday, Karen!!!! I would pick a triple layer chocolate cake aaaaaany time of the year…..bday or not:) Or crème brulee pie w berries………….ohhhh, choices, choices………

  344. Vanessa Rivera says:

    Ice cream cake from carvels, hands down. Vanilla, chocolate and crunchies. Yumm!

  345. Sabrae says:

    My favorite birthday cake is vanilla ice cream cake. Yum!

  346. Sakura says:

    I love royal vanilla icing with homemade vanilla cake!

  347. Elle says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love caramel cake or red velvet!!

  348. Jelena says:

    My to go sunsreen is Shiseido urban environment. It’s amazing! No swimming yet this year, we barely had any nice weather at all. It feels more like november than June.

  349. Joanna says:

    My week was such a drag!

  350. tina says:

    i love chocolate cakes!

  351. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! Hope it’s a good ‘un! πŸ™‚

  352. Laurel says:

    I like any cake that’s plain-no frosting!

  353. Wayne says:

    Happy Birthday!

    It’s my niece’s birthday Sunday too. About to head over for dinner and CAKE! Time for cake!

  354. Judy says:

    I cannot stop wearing my new cropped denim jacket with everything! people are starting to think I only have one jacket…

  355. Ellie says:

    Puppies. Blondies. Poodles.
    Beaches. Tossled hair. Spaghetti noodles.

  356. Maggie says:

    I’ve been wearing MAC Pink Plaid on my lips every single day for two weeks. It keeps me from looking all washed out and bland. Yuck!

  357. Andrea says:

    Happy birthday, hope you have a great one! I’m a sucker for cake, I’ll eat just about any flavor. Ice cream cake though, might be my favorite.

  358. karla says:

    happy birthday!!!!! πŸ™‚

  359. kay says:

    happy birthday! have a purrr-fect day! lol

  360. Sabrina says:

    Happy Birthday – I hope you have a wonderful day! I love Chocolate Orange mousse cake!

  361. Krystle says:

    ice cream cake only and always! cookie puss from carvel is my favorite πŸ™‚

  362. Marilyn says:

    I love makeup and all things related.

  363. Steph says:


    Last birthday party I went to was my own a couple weeks ago!
    Steph recently posted … Culling the Stash, Part 4: May’s Empties

  364. Sharon says:

    I never met a cake I didn’t like. πŸ™‚ Happy birthday!

  365. kate masters says:

    hey girl, happy birthday and keep it trendy -Ryan Gosling

  366. ali says:

    happy bday!

  367. Amy says:

    My cat’s birthday was last week! And my favorite kind of cake is a delicious rich chocolate:)

  368. Starr Foster says:

    I have a kitten named Trouble that is the cutest and at only four months old he is a hand full but he is the love of my life. We are so cute together but we need awesome nicknames. Lol cat/kitty power πŸ™‚

  369. Stephanie C says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you!

  370. Jody says:

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

  371. Sami says:

    Bon anniversaire!

  372. Amber says:

    Happy Birthday to you Karen, and love and bday wishes to sweet Tabs too!
    xo Amber

  373. Amanda says:

    My favorite kind of cake… hmm! You know, I don’t even know. Coconut, maybe? My boyfriend’s is red velvet – I’m making it this week for his birthday!

  374. Sophie says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs! Love you guys and reading your blog always cheers me up πŸ™‚ I would love to try the beauty blender sponge and it would make my day to win a chance to get one! Thanks for all you guys do!

  375. becca says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!!!

  376. Jamie C. says:

    Last Time I went to a Birthday Party Was My Best Friends Birthday which was at the end of April.

  377. Rachel says:

    I just went to a bday party today! My nephew and niece had a joint party – he turned 2 and she turned 4! πŸ™‚

  378. BB says:

    I love chocolate cake!

  379. Sy says:

    I love Ben and Jerry’s Heath Bar Crunch ice cream!

  380. Alicia Herrin says:

    I love chocolate chip cookie cake. Best one I ever had was on my 5th birthday.

  381. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I think I have contemplated this for a while, so I will share my thoughts with you. I think that you should have a shopping meet and greet with your readers! No really. I am not being facetious. Maybe make it a hidden contest Easter egg type thing on your website. Come on! Please!

  382. Annamaria says:

    Happy Birthday to you and Tabs! Hope you both celebrate with something yummy! πŸ™‚

  383. Janet says:

    My kitty was a stray also! Hope you both have a wonderful birthday πŸ™‚

  384. Rachel says:

    My first swim of the summer was in Maui! I got to go visit my family there. πŸ™‚ My guinea pigs wish you both a happy birthday!

  385. VictoriaJane says:

    Happy b-day! Hope you had a cake with Nutella frosting-yum! Meowy b-day to Tabs from Jasper (my 15-yr old tabby & white boss)

  386. Sharon says:

    White cake with lemon filling!

  387. Anja says:

    Happy birthdays! My little guy just turned 12…. cant believe it!

  388. Clara says:

    Tabs is too cute

  389. Seyran says:

    Happy birthdayyyyy! Definitely a pie person over cake I guess. Rhubarb maybe πŸ™‚

  390. Amanda K says:

    Happy birthday! Chocolate cake!!!

  391. Kaelyn says:

    I always insist on a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for my birthday, cuz it’s ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! Down with Ice Creak cake haters πŸ˜‰

  392. Colleen says:

    Too late for the contest but…Happy birthday!!!!!
    Cakes: “light”–best light cakes are made in Chinatown bakeries, you get two layers of angel food cake with whipped cream and fruit filling, frosted with more whipped cream. Super light and just a little sweet.
    “Heavy”–chocolate decadence cake from Andronico’s. As much chocolate as cake. *drools*
    In-between: fruit tarts (which is what I’d go for at this moment).
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  393. Amber says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Tabs, we love ya! xoxo

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