Win a $596 Prize Package from LORAC and ABS Clothing

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  • The giveaway is now closed, and the winner is being contacted. Before you go, check the home page for ongoing giveaways.

Welcome to the weekend, young lady. πŸ™‚ It’s almost quittin’ time! Are you going out tonight with your crush or your girls? If you are, do you have your clothes picked out yet?


If all else fails, reach for that little black dress (do you have one?). That’s what LORAC had in mind when they created their latest neutral eye palette. It features four shadows and a primer designed to go with practically everything.

Dressed to the nines in a chic patent leather case, the Little Black Palette ($32) makes quick work of neutral eyes.

Its four shimmery shadows in beige, peach, copper and chocolate brown (along with a clear eye primer) have made it one of my go-to girls for evening looks this summer. The sparkling, easily blendable shadows are packed with pigment, and whether I do a quick swipe of a single shade, or do a more involved smokey eye with several colors, this Little Black Palette makes “going out” makeup a lot easier for me.

Care to take your very own Little Black Palette out for a night on the town?

The Prize

Thanks to LORAC and A.B.S., one lucky lady will win a prize package worth $596, with LORAC’s Little Black Palette and a super cute little black dress from designer A.B.S.

Doesn’t the dress just beg to be taken out to cocktails? Modern yet feminine, it has an asymmetrical silhouette (LOVE the detailing on the sleeve!) with just enough sass to take the Little Black Palette, a pair of killer heels and your favorite clutch to the next level! All together, they’re a recipe for hotness, mamma!

The middle swatch above shows NC35 skin; bottom swatch shows NW20

How To Enter…

2ways2enterEntering is easy. There are two different ways, 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! You could share something random, describe your favorite little black dress, write a limerick, or type the first word you think of when you hear the word, “love.” love

My favorite black dress is a little scoop-neck from H&M. It hits just above the knee and has a high-waisted belt and short sleeves. Stretchy, so it fits all my junk, it never needs ironing. It’s respectable enough to wear to work but just dressy enough to take out to drinks.

  • Sorry, international babes. LORAC wants to limit this giveaway to US readers only, but I’ve got something else lined up that includes you gals early next week.

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Second, enter by following me on Twitter and retweeting (RT) the following message:

Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $596 Prize Package from LORAC and ABS Clothing


The are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win.

  1. Enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, and don’t forget to use a valid email address so I can reach you if you win.
  2. Follow me on Twitter and retweet the following message:

    Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $596 Prize Package from LORAC and ABS Clothing

IÒ€ℒll pick the winner at random from among the people who enter by 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, July 11.

Res secundae!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


  • The giveaway is now closed, and the winner is being contacted. Before you go, check the home page for ongoing giveaways.


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So far, 292 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Stefani says:

    Love to me is my family. That is all.

  2. Nina says:

    My fave black dress is a schoolgirl looking dress that I saw at Gap one winter day. I waited and waited for the price to go down a little bit (it was more than a hundred buckaroos) … I finally scored it a few weeks before Christmas for the royal sum of 23.99. Love it worn with black heels and black tights, with a red sweater. I look like I played hooky from school. πŸ˜‰

  3. Summer says:

    I love my husband! πŸ™‚

  4. Paula Lee says:

    wow! what an amazing prize!

  5. Lynn says:

    My favorite LBD has awesome shoulder detail embellishment.

  6. Jessica says:

    You know what, I’ve never had an LBD that I’ve truly omgLOVED. I have little purple dresses, little yellow dresses, little dresses in every color, but have never been able to find a black one that was *me*

  7. Roxy says:

    i have SOO many LBDs i can’t pick! but maybe the most flatterin one i have is this tank top style dress with lace along the neckline and ruching on the side. hides my rolls and emphasizes my butt! LOL
    .-= Roxy’s last blog post… Wuzzs Love Pack =-.

  8. Laura says:

    My favorite little black dress is a fringe dress from H&M that I got for my Halloween costume! I was a flapper obviously lol

  9. Tiffany says:

    Happy Friday!!!

  10. Nadine says:

    So excited for the weekend! I don’t actually have a LBD, but I have a couple of tops that I always wear when I have nothing to wear — they always look perfect!

  11. Jennifer T. says:

    My favorite LBD is a strapless one that cinches in the waist and has a bubble skirt. I don’t remember where I got it from. I pair it with the most sparkly jewelry that I own, and wear it when my best friends host Sex and the City themed parties!

  12. Jenna says:

    “Love is laughter, puppies, the smell of strong coffee or fresh flowers and the way I feel about you.”

  13. Andrea says:

    Great prize. I love summer. Am happy that SPAIN won!!!!

  14. Debbie P. says:

    I’m in LOVE with those colors! I also love peanut butter.

  15. Priscilla Chu says:

    And I have been on the search for the perfect little white dress.
    Thank you so much for hosting this!

  16. Monica says:

    I love Muffin….my cat. (not Betty White’s from SNL) LOL!

  17. Michelle says:

    Black is definitely my favorite color for clothing (my closet can attest to that), so I’d be thrilled to add something new to the collection! My favorite black dress probably has to be one that I bought in Dublin by FCUK… it’s sort of vintage looking with a sweet cap sleeve and a flared skirt, but it definitely has quite a plunging neckline to keep it modern. Plus, it always reminds me of my favorite country in the world.

  18. Marci says:

    those eye shadows are lovely πŸ˜€

  19. Keala says:

    my favorite lbd is from max and cleo. it’s very audrey hepburn and always makes me feel instantly chic!

  20. Katie says:

    I just got a new black dress from target! It was on sale for 17 but it feels like it could easily be sold for over 100 and is simple but unique, so I can wear it in many different situations!!!!

  21. Joanne says:

    Love both prizes!

  22. Terri says:

    I just got my first set of MAC eye shadows and I’m completely smitten! Thanks, Karen, for your wonderful recommendations in the “Unsung Heroes” posts πŸ™‚

  23. T says:

    I hate when I drink heavily carbonated drinks and it makes me burp and I’m trying to keep my burp in but it goes through my nose and it hurts like no other!

  24. marivel says:

    3 year anniversary with my love next week! πŸ™‚

  25. Elizabeth Craig says:

    My favorite LBD is by Nine West, it hits just above the knee, has a kick-ass zipper detail across the front and some very strategically placed ruching that hides the jiggly bits and makes me look like I actually have a butt! Just thinking about it makes me happy in my heart…

  26. Michelle says:

    That is HOT!!! I’m still on the hunt for the perfect LBD… have a few, but it isn’t love. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!!
    .-= Michelle’s last blog post… wantbeauty- RT -lamiskhamis Keep RTing to stand a chance of winning 1 of 20 dresses Already 10 have been won =-.

  27. Jessica says:

    Yesterday I picked up my In The Groove stash! (YEAH!!) Then had dinner with a girlfriend yesterday & bummed into one of our mutual friends. Tonight having a movie/dinner night with the hubby and one of our friends and another dinner tomorrow. It is so nice to catch up with everyone amist the hectic chaos of life.

  28. Gina G says:

    My favorite LBD is the one I got married in! It’s just a simple black stretchy halter dress, but it always looks amazing. It doesn’t need ironing so it’s great for traveling too (we eloped).

  29. Katie says:

    SO beyond glad that it is the weekend!

  30. Mandi T says:

    WOULD love this stuff. πŸ™‚ LORAC has the best foundation and primer! <3

    happy friday. woot woot.

  31. Amber says:

    I love ABS! I have an ABS dress that I bought many years ago and still wear. The boning is made of little bundled plastic fibers that look like fiber optics and they are starting to poke through the lining. Hurts like crazy but I love that dress!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… For the love of brown butter =-.

  32. Meezy says:

    I could really go for a shopping spree right about now.

  33. kitty says:

    my wardrobe is basically an army of LBDs in various weights and cuts (all-season uniform!) but my current favourite is my newest one. it’s a one-shoulder tank dress from american apparel that fits like a glove and shows off the arms and shoulders i worked on all spring.

    p.s. love the ABS dress AND the LORAC palette! inspired pairing ^^

  34. nekosan says:


  35. caitlin says:

    Love reminds me of my boyfriend and our 6 month anniversary that we celebrated on Tuesday, and also makes me hopeful for good times ahead <3

  36. Jill McDonald says:

    I’d love to win! My SIL just introduced me to the world of really good makeup. Until recently, I thought LORAC was a Dr Seuss character.

  37. Vanessa says:

    Love is my husband.
    Dedication and unconditional affection, even when you’ve got no makeup on, your hair’s a mess and your breath stinks lol.

    I’d love to have a new lbd. I just bought a house and can’t remember the last time I shopped for something special just because! I can picture that dress cinched at the waist with a simple black belt and some hot shoes!

  38. AshBash says:

    my friend’s dog scratched my leg yesterday and i didnt notice until just now when it started itching.

  39. Aparnaa says:

    I have a LBD that I just bought on Gilt. Unfortunately, it truly is L…I’m keeping it as motivation to lose those last five pounds bc really, all it needs is a tiny bit of slimming on my part. (I know, Stacey and Clinton say to never do that…ugh.)

    And my local Sephora didn’t have that UD Naked Palette yet. Oh well! There’s always September…

  40. Lisa says:

    I love that it’s friday and I’m going out for drinks with my girls! Won’t hurt if we meet some cute boys along the way. . .i know if i was wearing that LBD i would for sure stand out πŸ™‚

  41. Kayann says:

    Hmm… I don’t have a little black dress….I have a little blue dress! Dark blue with a sweet heart neckline and one strap. The strap has fabric flowers on it ( and as I type this, it sound incredibly tacky but I promised it isn’t!!). AND it’s above the knee! Super cute. It was my birthday dress!!
    I’m loving Lorac!! The baked shadows they have are lovely! πŸ™‚

  42. Ann says:

    My favorite little black dress was the dress of bought for New Year’s Eve this year. I got it at a random shop in NYC, it was only $20, but it’s the cutest thing ever and I love it. It has elbow-length sleeves, a low scoop back, it’s a bodycon mini and it’s covered in silver sequins. It’s festive and I feel so sexy in it!
    .-= Ann’s last blog post… Follow me on Bloglovin- =-.

  43. Lauren Sutherland says:

    There once was a girl from the U.S.A.,
    Who never knew what to wear anyday,
    She pondered and thought,
    Fretted and fought,
    And decided, “Little Black Dress all the way.”

    I absolutely adore my LBD’s.

  44. Shannon says:

    Do you think I could wear that dress rock climbing?

  45. Joanna Smith says:

    My Favorite Black Dress
    Will be Ageless & Timeless
    It can be worn by day or by night
    And always make me feel just right
    It is my favorite go to outfit in a pinch or a jam
    And always be representative of who I am
    As one who strives to constantly reinvent
    My Favorite Black Dress always makes me feel confident!

    Okay okay….may be a little corny, but you get the idea! Thanks for making entering this so much fun fun FUN!!

    I am also tweeting to win, I’m @joannaonthelake

  46. Jessica says:

    Love = Cat

  47. Marissa says:

    When I think about love I think about my small but very loving family. My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years and my little pup Elvis πŸ˜€ I love laying in bed with the two of them its the best feeling in the world. It is my TRUE happy place!

  48. Sarah says:

    I love this little black dress I got from GAP. So comfortable and I can dress it down or up
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… =-.

  49. Amy says:

    I love the coppery colors in this palette!

  50. Melissa says:

    Awesome, thanks for having a giveaway! I love Lorac makeup.
    .-= Melissa’s last blog post… Lindsay Lohan Dies From Fatal Overdose =-.

  51. zeinab says:

    i have yet to find my perfect LBD…hopefully i’ll find it soon!!

  52. Lindsey says:

    You are beautiful

  53. Lauren says:

    Hope I win; I’m still building my wardrobe/accessories/makeup as a grown up with a grown up job , lol πŸ™‚

  54. Kristina says:

    My favorite LBD is one I got on sale at Buffalo Exchange. It’s super comfy and sexy too!

  55. maymay says:

    I love autumn! I think it’s the most beautiful season with all the bright colors, leaves changing colors.

    I don’t have a favorite little black dress.

  56. Eileen says:

    When I was working, I would have loved a palette like this for transforming my day look to night.

  57. Michelle says:

    My favorite black dress is a black wrap dress from Banana Republic. You can totally wear it from work to dinner and dress it up or down with accessories. Can never go wrong with the LBD!

  58. betty rood says:

    love the babies!!!!
    alwaysatryin2 at

  59. betty rood says:

    twittered this as well
    @ nannato5
    alwaysatryin2 at

  60. Natalie says:

    i have this cute little black dress that looks adorable all the time, but it does my my butt look enormous in my opinion though. looking for a strapless one, im in like with this man and i just want to rock his world!

  61. Katherine says:

    Wow! What a prize! I have a great little black dress I got from Banana Republic almost 10 years ago that luckily I can still squeeze into.

  62. Katie says:

    I love… TRUE BLOOD. πŸ˜€

  63. emily says:

    Well my absolutely most favorite black dress is one from GAP! It was strapless at first but I mostly use dresses for church so I had my mom make straps for it (she’s a tailor). And its a really cute dress that has what I love and look for in a dress-ruffles and layers!!! I can pair it up with a pink trench coat that I have or with my fun diamond patterned tights and black Whitemt. heels. That dress is my all time favorite for any occasion!
    .-= emily’s last blog post… emolyme- RT -karenmbb- Latest – Win a 596 Prize Package from LORAC and ABS Clothing http-bitly-admsxS =-.

  64. ilene says:

    I love my boyfriend every much.

  65. Cassandra says:

    EW a fly just landed on the keyboard.

  66. Meghan says:

    ABS makes GREAT dresses, and I just bought loracs black liquid eyeliner which i LOVE. my favorite little black dress is a plain strapless dress from bebe. its short, strapless, and looks great with high heels πŸ™‚

  67. Casey says:

    My favorite little black dress hits an inch or so above the knee and has pockets adorned with adorable gold buttons πŸ™‚

  68. Ashley says:

    My favorite black dress is a stretch cotton cargo dress with lots of pockets that comes to just above the knee. Killer!

  69. beatriz says:

    i LOVE free makeup~!

  70. Camelle says:

    Love the prizes!!! My fave LBD is a halter that falls just above the knee…and it fits like second skin….Too bad I have to watch my diet so I can continually fit in it! hahahaha I want LORAC and ABS!!

  71. lori says:

    I love your photography of make up products! Is it weird that I appreciate something like that? Haha

  72. Clara says:

    My Little Black Dress, which I”ve had for years, has very simple lines, a square neckline. A belt, a scarf, or a brooch can change its entire look, as can wearing a heel or a flat. I’ve never found another LBD I like better!

  73. Jennifer Chow says:

    I love this fashion-beauty giveaway!

  74. Yao says:

    My favorite LBD is probably the first real cocktail dress I bought for a date to the symphony, over 6 years ago! Unfortunately, I no longer fit into it, but I still have the dress. And the boyfriend. πŸ™‚

  75. Julbra says:

    i still need a little black dress so i’m hoping to win this lol!
    .-= Julbra’s last blog post… My Holy Grail Products-a Poll from Temptalia =-.

  76. Tuesday says:

    If I win it, somewhere to wear it will appear – I just know it.

  77. Neela says:

    I want my dishwasher fixed! My 2 sister cats are stalking/harassing the newest calico. Can’t wait for them to get along

  78. Kymberlee says:

    I need a good LBD!!!!

  79. S says:

    What a fab giveaway! My fave LBG is actually a black DVF wrap dress I found in a consignment shop years ago. Whether I gain or lose weight, it always fits and flatters.
    .-= S’s last blog post… love this stuff =-.

  80. anna h says:

    I think my favorite black dress is by INC. it’s just the right combo of sexy and classy.

  81. Meredith says:

    My favorite black dress is a 3/4 sleeve minidress that I found at Marshall’s for $20. It’s simple yet chic and can be dressed up or down depending on the event. I love it!

  82. brenna says:

    absolutely love that dress! way to go ABS and Lorac – great giveaway!

  83. candy says:

    I looooove this make up and dress, I think it would go so beautifully for my wedding and the dress would be the perfect dress for my bachelorette party!

    Heres wishing!

  84. Katrina says:

    Ooooh! Love! <3 <3

  85. Tina says:

    My fave LBD is from Bebe- sleeveless with a mesh neck and back! They never get it wrong!

  86. Kasey says:

    I’m on the hunt for the perfect LBD but I have been rocking the perfect LGD (little grey dress :D) by Cynthia Rowley.

  87. Soulja says:

    My favorite LBD is from Old Navy and it works almost anywhere with anything! <3

  88. Erica K says:

    i recently went to my cousins bachelorette party, apparently i missed the memo where everyone wore little black dresses… needless to say, i stood out that night.
    .-= Erica K's last blog post… ericaWINS- Follow -karenmbb and RT to Win a 596 Prize Package from LORAC and ABS Clothing http-bitly-9c9Q5 =-.

  89. MG says:

    I have a sulfur mask on my face right now

  90. Rachel says:

    i just bought an LBD from Forever 21 for me and my girls next trip to Atlantic City! And I love this Lorac palette! I’m totally in love with the neutral colors right now. Brown has become my go to eyeshadow color πŸ˜€

  91. Kelly says:

    My favorite little black dress is nothing too fancy. It’s got fluttery sleeves and lace detailing at the V neckline. It is the perfect length for me (knee-length.) It’s cotton jersey, and it’s very comfortable! I like to dress it up by wearing a brooch with it most the times.

  92. SDpfeiffy says:

    TGIF. Seriously!

  93. Sherri says:

    I am in love with this eyeshadow palette, so pretty. These are my fav color combinations
    .-= Sherri’s last blog post… Paul -amp Joe Makeup Collection for Fall 2010 =-.

  94. Alexzandra says:

    I’ve been thinking about this palette for a while, it’s so cute and wearable!

  95. Ja'Nelle says:

    YAHOO! This is a fabo prize! My fav LBD is fitted and short! It’s an absolute go to!

  96. Camille says:

    I’ve had several LBDs over the years, but never one that I’ve just truly loved…However, I do have several Lorac palettes and I love them all!!

    Thanks to Karen, my newest obsession is Nutella!! She has talked about it so much that I finally broke down and bought a jar and now I’m addicted…I told my husband that I wasn’t going to buy another jar after this one is gone…yeah, ok….

  97. yourshar0na says:

    Love= friends, family, amazing books, and make up =D

  98. Taylor says:

    carrot cake

  99. Yatee says:

    Did you know that cold storage potatoes make better french fries because sugar is released from cells to prevent cell lysis as the water in the cell freezes, and then the sugar caramelizes as the potatoes are fried, resulting in crispy, beautifully browned fries?

    Also, I just bought a lipstick from the Natural line by Carmindy in Sunbeam today, and I love it.

  100. Kristin says:

    Hola Karen!

    Just wanted to say thanks for hosting such a great contest! I love your blog – the makeup, your writing, etc.! Because of your blog, I’m totally moved to start my own – and I’d love to write an article for you, too! Of course, I will provide further info in an email, but just wanted to use this contest entry to give you a heads up! πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  101. melissa says:

    my LBD is from rampage, and it’s not trashy ;). it has twisted straps, and a V opening in front and back. loove it πŸ™‚

  102. Lynette says:

    That’s so easy! My daughter in the morning, sleepy eyed and sweet.

    Secondly, my Diorshow! Ha.

  103. Ali says:

    I don’t have that perfect little black dress that everyone raves about BUT I do have the perfect white dress that I think is just as flattering. I have worn it to almost every possible formal occasion out there with the exception of weddings because girl, you CANNOT show up to a wedding wearing white! πŸ™‚
    .-= Ali’s last blog post… NYX Purple Smokey Look Kit =-.

  104. Sara says:

    I am currently eating a sour popsicle, and it is delicious. Nom nom nom.

  105. katye c says:

    my version of a little black dress is a black dvf blouse that i got on major clearance at loehmann’s and a pair of black jeans πŸ™‚

  106. Leanne says:

    Looks amazing!

  107. Christina says:

    You can never have enough black dresses^_^ or enough black heels to go with them!

  108. lo says:

    i’m too tired to be clever… but that dress is all kinds of great! want please πŸ™‚

  109. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    My cat just got up and I want to her to return to me!

  110. Tiffany says:

    There are two great days in a personÒ€ℒs life Γ’β‚¬β€œ the day we are born and the day we discover why. Γ’β‚¬β€œ William Barclay

    On March 30, 2004, my first son was born, and I discovered “why”…For me, that’s love.

  111. Josie says:


  112. Jenn says:

    I’m STILL on the hunt for my LBD. I’m quite picky, to be honest. I want something chic, classy and timeless. Is that asking too much?

  113. Mary says:

    Love to me would be winning this contest! πŸ˜›

  114. Mila says:

    My absolute favorite LBD is a tight weave cotton that I got at Express about 10 years ago for $15! I have worn it to countless weddings/holiday parties/etc. It must be down to 20 cents per wear at this point. πŸ™‚

  115. Jamie says:

    needing all this!

  116. Maggie says:

    Gosh, I’d love to win this LORAC eyeshadows,!

  117. Thao To says:

    I love my nephew πŸ˜€

  118. Rachel says:

    Hmmm…I have a small handful of LBDs, but nothing that screams sass like the one above…they are on the more conservative side. I would love to win. Eek!

  119. Michelle says:

    Bronzey browns are my favorite eyeshadow colors

  120. Kathleen says:

    My fave little black dress is the one I wore 9 days after having my son to my fiances work Christmas party. It came down right above the knees, very formfitting and flattering.

  121. Danielle F. says:

    LOVE the LORAC palette! In addition to a little black dress, every gal has that elegant black top, perfect to dress up your skinny jeans or pair with a cute skirt. Mine is one that nips at the waist and the shoulders have knotches out of them. Beautiful!

  122. Charity S. says:

    I love a strappy black dress.

  123. Charity S. says:

    Follow you & tweeted.


  124. Donna B. says:

    Love…….. myself. πŸ™‚

  125. When I think of “love” I think of so many things all at once, yet ever changing…
    Easy, yet, at times so very hard…
    It can make you the happiest girl in the world, yet break your heart when it leaves..
    It can feel like floating and suddenly switch to falling out of control in an instant.
    Love is Joy
    Love is pain..
    Love is wonderful!
    Love is Forever, Love is fleeting
    Love is the unconditional loyalty of a treasured pet
    Love is Family, Love is true friends,
    Love is life
    .-= Cindy H. @lifeonprint's last blog post… Avitae Caffeinated Water Review -amp Giveaway- =-.

  126. Donna B. says:

    I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted πŸ™‚

  127. Katherine says:

    I LOVE this palette! Shimmery eyeshadow is my love during the summer! πŸ™‚
    .-= Katherine’s last blog post… Twitterific Tuesday- =-.

  128. Tiffany says:

    My favorite LBD is a bandage dress that the hubby bought me last Christmas.

  129. Mary C. says:

    To truly be loved is to be unconditionally accepted………>3

    @swtthing3 on Twitter


  130. Deborah says:

    I don’t have a LBD…! I need one!

  131. Christina says:

    Favorite black dress of all time is a silk shirt dress I snagged at Urban for $10! It’s always the steals that get me hahahah!

  132. Glosslizard says:

    It’s a long trip home from Disneyland, so I might as well enter a contest while Hubby drives! πŸ™‚

  133. Jennifer I says:

    I like your little green frog πŸ™‚

  134. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I have yet to find my favorite little black dress.

  135. Lisa says:

    I’m not big on the LBD. I’d rather have a LD in color!

  136. Janelle says:

    I had a great day in lab today! I love learning! πŸ™‚

  137. Michaela says:

    i spent yesterday trying on my dream engagement ring with my boyfriend… and my mom right next to us! she kept trying to put it on her finger!

  138. Elizabeth says:

    This is the first time I have ever entered a contest! Crossing my fingers. πŸ™‚

  139. pinksoysauce says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been researching LORAC lately, since their palettes have positive reviews on Sephora and I’m getting tired of my current eye colors.

    I love LBDs; they are classic and reminiscent of Old Hollywood but can be dressed with modern flair so easily!

  140. Monique says:

    I love me some beautiful rich colors!
    .-= Monique’s last blog post… Elf Duo fail =-.

  141. snoopysteph says:

    Believe it or not, I do not own a LBD. Shameful, I know!

  142. Imelda says:

    I would love to own a beautiful black dress that I don’t have to wear to work!

  143. Madelynn says:

    What a lovely dress. My boyfriend would die. :]

  144. Jenny D says:

    The first thing the comes to mind when I think about love is the movie The Time Travler’s Wife.
    Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana played the best on screen couple I’ve ever seen.

  145. Janelle says:

    my favorite black dress is this lace number from Forever21…. it has sold out many times and i constantly looked on their site every day for 6 months to see when it would appear again…scooped it up for $15.80!

  146. Yuki says:

    That looks like that Maybelline Give Me Gold quad, but with a bronze instead of gold!

  147. Karen C says:

    I need a LBD! On a side note, I’m going to Vegas next week! Excited as this will be my first time as an adult! woo hoo!


  148. cathy b says:

    A classic black dress and Loracs little black color palette…. who could choose a better gift! thanks for this gr8 giveaway!

    cathy b

  149. Christy says:

    FREA-KY. I came to the site today, wondering, “I wonder when Karen is going to do another giveaway?”

  150. Sheryl says:

    Love to me is my family and friends! πŸ™‚

  151. Anna says:

    I’ve never tried LORAC makeup but maybe it’s about time I do!

  152. Anna says:

    Love reminds me of music. When I recall a happy moment, there always seem to be cheerful background music in my mind.

  153. Adrienne says:

    Luke 9:23!

  154. amanda says:

    oh my gosh. BEAUTIFUL.

  155. Kim says:

    i love the swatches of this palette! i’m liking this as well as UD’s new NAKED palette. can’t wait to get my hands on one of them!

    i also hope to soon find the perfect LBD!

  156. Alex says:

    Wow wow wow I need a little black dress and this would make the perfect suitor!
    .-= Alex’s last blog post… Shoutouts LETSS GOO- =-.

  157. Vivian says:

    i definitely need a little black dress! i don’t own one ):

  158. Elizabeth says:

    hi karen!

  159. Karen says:

    What an awesome prize!! I have entered to win here and on Twitter! I need a little black dress, I have none and I’m so un-stylish πŸ™
    .-= Karen’s last blog post… Get your Eclipse Gear at Cafe Press- =-.

  160. Cindy says:

    I hope I winnnn πŸ™

  161. Tracey Byram says:

    I could use new makeup and a stunning LBD.

  162. Alecia says:

    I just wanted to say that you have one of the cutest blogs I have seen in a while. I was searching for a new one today and stubbled onto your site. Im totally in love

  163. Anna B. says:

    I saw a couple of comments about love and how important it is. I recently discovered that the love of your family is powerful and will get you through anything, whether that’s a sad or gleeful moment in your life.

  164. Denise says:

    .-= Denise’s last blog post… Im Back- =-.

  165. Julia says:

    I don’t think I have a favorite black dress, but I have a favorite blue polka dot dress from Jcrew!

  166. April_yay! says:

    Man…that’s a hot dress!

  167. Angela says:

    I’m going to my parents’ house in Maine for the weekend (I live in Massachusetts). I wish my boyfriend would get ready faster since I told him many times that I wanted to leave at 9am. Now it is 9:15 and he just jumped into the shower. Men!

  168. Donna says:

    My favorite black dress was the Karen Zambos black train dress. It had this huge exposed zipper up the back, a mini train, and it was strapless. So perfect. Why did I not buy it when it was around? Now I stalk ebay for it.

  169. Hokkyokusei says:

    Thank goodness mbb isn’t blocked at work! (Just about everything is.) My favorite black accessory is non-other than my sugar honey cat. He goes with everything. As a matter of fact, as he sheds all over the couch, his hair is practically on everything already.

  170. Samantha says:

    I have yet to own a little black dress. It is on my list of things to buy.

  171. chibu74 says:

    my favorite black dress is the one i got 2 weeks back from Macy’s….its so classy….i got it for $20 only (original price was $120)

  172. chibu74 says:

    i RTed about ur giveaway on twitter (chibu74)

  173. AmyVA says:

    Ahhh – the “love” idea is way too complex to address with my still-waking-up brain this morning, so I will tell you about my LBD.

    I only have one- and have had it for about 14 years! It is perfect for me. I inherited it from my YOUNGER sister, who somehow got it in high school (even though it is totally couture/high-end, and I have no idea how she managed this…I never wanted to ask!) Anyway, I am very petite (5’4″ and, unfortunately, kind of stick-shaped) and this is a perfectly proportioned tiny slip of a dress that extremely understated and elegant. It has spaghetti straps, low-cut satiny bodice, and a flowy A-line gauzy skirt that is short but not too short. And it is FITS ME perfectly, which is amazing in itself! I love that dress and feel no need to get another. You totally would never guess it was born in the mid-’90’s because it is so timelessly designed. And it was FREE! πŸ™‚

  174. Jess H. says:

    Love wins. Always.

  175. LC says:

    I have tons of pretty and colorful and whimsical dresses, but my LBDs are all simple (which does NOT mean bland, by the way!). When it comes to a little black dress, it’s all about simple and elegant!

  176. Amanda says:

    My favorite LBD is a great stretchy one I got from Express years back. It’s simple, empire waist, slightly thicker than spaghetti straps, and it falls just above my knees. Simple to dress up or down! Love it!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  177. Julie says:

    I’ve never tried anything from Lorac before, hopefully this will be my chance! πŸ™‚

  178. Nisha says:

    I think that the Netherlands will win the World Cup, even if Paul the Psychic Octopus doesn’t. Also, Psychic Octopus would be an awesome name for a band. That is all.

  179. Jakara says:

    Love to me is family and friends. Is is the most special feeling in the whole world. If I don’t will I will still purchase this palette. I love neutral colors and the colors are beautiful.

  180. Lily says:

    I want this pallete!!! Thanks

  181. Elizabeth says:

    Love is my tuxedo kitten, Professor Whiskers, who follows me to the kitchen every morning to beg for treats while I make my breakfast.

  182. LauraJ says:

    I might be moving back to California!!! so excited!!

  183. Sally says:

    I have a sad but true confession–I have never owned an LBD. :'(

  184. Jessica says:

    I only have one LBD with beautiful detail at the bust and just a plain little A-line, I love it so much!

  185. Tisa says:

    Count me in the drawing too please ~ πŸ™‚ My favorite black dress is a little cotton dress that hits just above the knees, stretchy material so is form fitting but not tight, vneck and sleeveless with a little thin cotton tie – belt. I always get lots of compliments when I wear it πŸ™‚

  186. Camille says:

    Wow, this is one heck of a giveaway! I actually don’t have a reliable LBD… I have a work appropriate one that I adore, but it’s much too stuffy for just throwing on and hanging out with my girlfriends.

  187. jenn says:

    Karen, what a fabulous giveaway! This Lorac palette and dress are both awesome!

  188. knownever says:

    the only black dress I own is anne taylor from the thrift store. but it does its job
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Street Style for Idiots =-.

  189. Carolina says:


  190. Sunday says:

    I have been excited for two days about making okonomiyaki for dinner. How ’bout that?

  191. emma says:

    OMG that palette is perfection, all my fave eyeshadow colours! it reminds me of the first palette i EVER bought in my life, the “burnt oatmeal” palette by physician’s formula, haha
    .-= emma’s last blog post… Great Scott =-.

  192. Kris Bjerke says:

    What a great giveaway!

  193. Shannon G says:

    Every sexy lady needs a little black dress =)

  194. Janet says:

    I got the cutest black dress from Express!!! It has sequins all over with a sheerness on top and is the perfect length…right above my knees πŸ™‚

  195. Basak says:

    I love wearing a LBD with minimal eye makeup and a red lip πŸ™‚

  196. Mandy says:

    I am in the market for a new LBD (my old standby died a tragic death- red wine, it’s a killer) and will have to check out what ABS is putting down!

  197. Joe says:

    Wow – that would make a great anniversay gift for my wife.

  198. D says:

    Love, love, love your blog, Karen. I’m an NW35, so I follow your choice of makeup colors very, very closely. That LORAC palette is to die for!

  199. Janeve says:

    Those colors are beautiful πŸ™‚ This is a great palette and that dress….ooooo

  200. Sarah says:

    Oh pretty please, choose me!

  201. LostcauseFoundeffect says:

    ooo i dont own a little black dress
    this would be niice!

  202. Natasha says:

    Best blog giveaway I have seen so far! You are so fantastic!

  203. Slick says:

    My favorite little black dress is one I got from Express. It’s the perfect shape, fits me great and I can pair it with any belt or shoes. Love it!!!

  204. Sandy says:

    A girl can never have too many LBD’s!

  205. Vanessa S says:

    Love= My kids.

  206. such a wonderful giveaway!!!! thanks!
    .-= kirsten anneke’s last blog post… wishful thinking =-.

  207. Anna says:

    I LOVE THAT PALETTE. Must have it.

  208. Tammy says:

    Love is friends, family, and my husband’s arms around me.

  209. Olivia says:

    My famil, friends, and my ex boyfriend.

  210. Kate & Zena says:

    I’ve been needing to buy a new dress!

  211. lily says:

    beautiful palette and dress!
    .-= lily’s last blog post… Day of Hot Weather EOTD =-.

  212. nikki says:

    I agree with an earlier post, I think you should get another little kitty for Tabs to be friends with. He might be jealous at first but eventually they will enjoy each others company and come to love each other like family.

  213. Sarju says:

    i love reading your blog, my husband, and kitty kats and in that order πŸ™‚

  214. Laura says:

    I would love to win!! Thanks for such a great blog!!

  215. Angel says:

    Love = the perfect red lipstick

  216. Rosie says:

    love stinks. yeah yeah

  217. Tami says:

    Love it!! Awesome!!

  218. Liliana says:

    Finally summer got here- happy πŸ™‚

  219. kay says:

    love is unmistakble

  220. Steph says:

    just really love that dress!

  221. Ruchita says:

    Looks like a great palette! I don’t own a LBD, but I would love to!

  222. KD Munoz says:

    SWEET! My teen is done with the middle school phase of adopting everything I own including my makeup (he’s a guy!) and now has moved out of my things so I’d rock the block if I won new UN-boy-touched items!!! @FLboyzmom

  223. Amy says:

    I love makeup, but not as much as you do Karen. That dress is cute as well.

  224. Lucy says:

    Please include me in the giveaway. I don’t own a little black dress. I’ve always wanted one. Love Lorac makeup. Thank you.

  225. Susan says:

    My favorite LBD is one that makes me feel taller, slimmer, smarter, sexier and of course absolutely irresistible. Now if it could only pay my bills….!

  226. Sobriquet says:

    In my 20’s I got a black wool sheath dress with a v-neck and long sleeves from a Loehman’s-type store. I’d always been jealous of my cousins for having the newest styles of clothes every season, whereas mine had to last. Recently I looked at some pictures of them from the 80’s and laughed out loud at the clothes and hair, and I realized that in old photos of me, you can’t tell what year it was by my style. I didn’t look poor in my black discount dress and tiny gold earrings; I looked CLASSIC! A lesson in appreciation. ^_^

  227. Dao says:

    Oh man! I so need this! I don’t have any nice clothings for the evening and a nice dress from ABS definitely helps. I love your blog A LOT, Karen! (just want to let you know)
    .-= Dao’s last blog post… Belly at Large- Hand Cream of Dead- =-.

  228. Anna says:

    Love – the first thing I think of is my husband. Super predictable, I know.

  229. rex says:

    that dress is gorgeous! what a great prize!

  230. Phyrra says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I like Lorac products and have been using their brow pencils.
    .-= Phyrra’s last blog post… Longing for Γ’β‚¬ΛœLina =-.

  231. Chance says:

    Just watched “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”… the giant spaghetti tornado was so yummy looking, I ordered pasta!

    ps: yay lorac and little black dresses!

  232. Carina says:

    Love this palette! I just lost 10 pounds, and I’m so excited that my favorite LBD fits again.

  233. mcclain says:

    great giveaway! such a cute palette and dress <3

  234. I think of the word Greg when I hear the word love. πŸ™‚

  235. Ashlyn says:

    I’ve never won anything before… let’s hope this contest changes things!

  236. Tahnee says:

    My 25th Birthday was yesterday! Had the BEST time with my family & friends. They showered me with love and Hello Kitty!! Haha! πŸ˜€ (Yes. I am 25 and I love Hello Kitty)

  237. Rachel says:

    This dress and makeup would be perfect to celebrate my birthday next month πŸ™‚

  238. Shannon says:

    I just got my first LBD about a week ago at Target! Hooray for having a go-to outfit for a nigh on the town πŸ™‚

  239. Deidre says:

    It would make my entire summer if I won!

  240. Sobriquet says:

    I left a comment before but it somehow disappeared into the ether; I don’t see it here so I’m doing it again. I’m not double-dipping, really! Love = my BBC (big black cat).

  241. amy says:

    I love…my dog!

  242. Darlene says:

    What I think about when I hear the word love is my wonderful husband! πŸ™‚

  243. Apple says:

    I want to go to Forever 21 and shop, it’s been a long time since I got new clothes!

  244. Hannah says:

    I just bought a black dress with white jagged lines all over it from Billabong. It’s like the LBD of summer: strapless with an empire waist and a flowing skirt. It’s so comfortable and cute! I love dresses but I don’t wear them that often; hopefully this dress changes that for me!
    .-= Hannah’s last blog post… How To Have Flawless Skin – All The Time- =-.

  245. Christina says:

    This mama needs a new dress!

  246. patrice says:

    These are some of the most gorgeous eye shadow colors I’ve ever seen. This is an excellent giveaway. I love trying new makeup. It’s so fun to be female!

  247. styleezta says:

    I once found a gorgeous LBD in the clearance rack for $9.99! Looked like a million bucks πŸ˜€
    .-= styleezta’s last blog post… Trendy Tuesdays =-.

  248. Henria O. says:

    That dress is cute, cute, cute! I wish I could win! Thanks for the chance!

  249. Pearl Penumaka says:

    I have yet to find my perfect LBD!! And I am on a quest because I need to find one for my sorority’s recruitment events in Sept. I just found this blog today and noticed this giveaway and I knew I just had to try my luck and enter!

  250. Angela says:

    I love the summer weather
    .-= Angela’s last blog post… Make Up For Ever Mist -amp Fix – An Alternative To MAC Fix =-.

  251. Jennifer says:

    Oof, that palette is gorgeous!

    I have a rather extensive collection of LBDs, but I think my very favorite has to be one I picked up a couple of years ago, I think from Victoria’s Secret of all places, with a kind of ruffled, asymmetrical hemline, a ruching detail at the bust, and the most adorable little lace cap-sleeves. It combines pretty much all of my favorite fashion details (except for polka dots!) into a single, amazingly flattering dress!
    .-= Jennifer’s last blog post… Barcelona Haul- Chanel and Guerlain- =-.

  252. Danielle says:

    I’ve never had a LBD either, but this one looks comfortable and glamorous too!

  253. Jillian says:

    That dress is gorgeous!

  254. jane says:

    i’m so tired. i helped my bf move into his new place today.

  255. Eve says:

    I love dresses! Especially flowy ones.

  256. Heather says:

    I actually don’t have a little black dress…so reading this makes me feel guilty. When I do go to a black-and-white event, my dress is usually black w/ floral or patterned detail of some-sort.

    This lorac palette looks BEAUTIFUL, btw. Those shimmery neutrals look so good!

  257. Melessa says:

    OMG this palette is amazing! could it be anymore perfect?? all these colors would work (quite well) on my natural or tanned skin AND make my blue-greens look awesome. you could also use it as a smudgey eyeliner. like you said this is so summer, its actually perfect for summer, but id wear it all year long. a pop for the white winter and a matchyness for the autumn leaves. uuuuuugh whyd you have to show me this!? lol

    how was your fourth? mine was pretty good. wish the fireworks were better, but im glad i saw them at all cause i missed them last year, quite tragic, whats a fourth w/o fireworks? i also wish my bf’s nieces were there, but their parents threw a party so they didnt join the group this year =/ that was disapointing, i never get to see them and theyre growing up tOO fast! they have cell phones and text and theyre only in like 2nd grade. ridiculous! speaking of growing up too fast- my sisters starting highschool! WTF? no more change! lol
    just finished watching galaxy quest lol have you seen it? its cheesey and predictable but cute. ok im gunna keep my fingers crossed and kiss my puppy cause she is just too adorable

  258. Lauren says:

    Can never have too many LBD’s or too much make up!

  259. Donna Evans says:

    I love Lorac! When my 14 year old daughter was ready to start wearing makeup, I got her the Croc palette from Sephora, and she looked good from her very first attempts.

    My current favorite is a silver-bound palette from Ulta that also included pink and grey. I think I found it from this site. Thanks for the tips!

  260. RLW says:

    Lorac has THE best eyeshadow ever! It’s so smooth…I also love their Tantalizing Body Bronzer, I use it all over, even my face and it gives me that beautiful J. Lo glow.

  261. Nancy says:

    harmony and balance….

  262. Storm says:

    I love a good little black dress. My fav right now is a halter with ruffles. I also wear a lot of shirt dresses because the shape and I get along super well!

  263. MlleDina says:

    Those are glorious!
    I’ve noticed many colors that look frosty on NC35 look warmer on NC20 – good to know!

  264. Hannah says:

    love = my kitties. πŸ™‚

  265. Kristin says:

    so sad that I cant! But looking forward to what you have for us that dont live in US!
    .-= Kristin’s last blog post… MAKEUP INSPIRASJON- Grape Soda- =-.

  266. Sara Mathison says:

    So my random post is about how I feel pretty good for giving away a few hundred dollars worth of craft supplies today. Over the years I’ve bought or friends have given me lots of fairly nice crafty things, like flower arranging stuff, candle making stuff, beads, buttons, paint, etc. Well today I decided there is no use in it just hanging out in my basement so I went door to door in my neighborhood and gave it away.

    So now the kids next door are outside painting wooden shapes with the stuff and having a good time. And the lady across the street gave me a beautiful framed picture she took of flowers since I gave her two large bags of flower arranging stuff.

    It feels really good to give things away. I highly recommend it. πŸ™‚

  267. Jules says:

    WOW! This is amazing! you , Lorac, and A.B.S. ROCK!!!

  268. talya says:

    this is awesome karen! im a huge fan of your blog πŸ™‚

  269. HasinaHORROR says:

    I don’t own a LBD, do not know why. Probably because I’m short and the LBD I have seen, are either very expensive (I’m a student) or just cheap looking :(.
    This dress looks amazing, everyone can wear it. Young and old. Lovely ;D


  270. cece says:

    Classic beauty πŸ˜‰

  271. monica says:

    Beautiful palette! And my first thought when I think of “love”? My boyfriend =)

  272. Debby says:

    I had a wonderful weekend with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time, and there was a package from MAC waiting for me when I got back! That’s a good weekend in my book!
    .-= Debby’s last blog post… Lion Kuma Chara Candy =-.

  273. Saku says:

    Very cool giveaway.

  274. Leanne G says:

    Great giveaway. hope to win

  275. Styrch says:

    Do you have any idea how long it’s been since I’ve had a “little black dress” that I’ve loved? Way too long! It would be awesome to win! And then I could make it a goal dress to get into with my weight loss. ABS has always been one of my favs too! And that Lorac pallet looks like it’s to die for! What an awesome contest!
    .-= Styrch’s last blog post… Get on Track- – Join me and -Mirandak on a Shakeology Cleanse =-.

  276. milaxx says:

    Have I mentioned that I *really* want to win?

  277. Jane says:

    OOh mama! Thats a gorgeous dress and that palette is to die for ! Hope I win πŸ™‚

  278. rachel says:

    what a great combination! have been reading your blog for over a year now, and i love how it doesn’t get stale. πŸ™‚ keep it goin’!

  279. hanh nguyen says:

    I have tweet on twitter about this contest. as hhhnp12.
    I really like the color of the eye shadow, and it look really nice on you.
    Can you do video on how you did your eye makeup.
    I do not owe any black dress.
    The dress looks lovely for a night out with the eyeshadow to make anyone beautiful.

  280. Savannah says:

    I love that eyeshadow palette!

    .-= Savannah’s last blog post… Im Back- =-.

  281. aziajs says:

    I love the LBD palette. The pigment is amazing and the texture is like butter!

  282. Ellen says:

    Best summer meal: greens with artichokes and olive oil and an extra spicy bloody mary!

  283. Jacqueline Griffin says:

    I think that all the items in this giveaway are fabulous!!!
    Thank You!!!

  284. Jacqueline Griffin says:

    Thank You!!!

  285. Brianna says:

    Great giveaway! Help a poor college student out!

  286. Hannah says:

    What a nice give a way!!

  287. Jenna says:

    Awesome giveaway. I love my LBD. I got it at White House Black Market outlet on vacation and it was only 20 bucks, but looks worth a lot more

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