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

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Candee702! Congratulations, Candee! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

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

Hi there! Nice to see you this morning. Tabs and I (and these three bears) are out here freezing our tails off today. It dropped down into the upper 20s last night, and it’s barely above freezing right now. Late last night I covered our one citrus tree with a big bed sheet to hopefully keep it a little warmer.

Not much new to report. I’m having some toast for breakfast, and then I’m gonna hop on the treadmill for a spell. After that, who knows? The sky’s the limit! :)

Hope you have a great Saturday (don’t forget to enter this weekend’s giveaway), and I’ll touch base again soon.

What folks are saying…

“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!!”
-Katie

“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!”
-Jane

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. :) 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.”
-Angel

“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!”
-Zharlynne

“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)

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”
-Hana

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, who’s your favorite comic book character? What was your favorite fable or fairy tale growing up? Can you do your makeup without looking in a mirror? Have you ever had a job that allowed you to bring your pets to work? What’s your favorite brand of nail polish? How do you feel about nail art? Best store to shop for makeup (but not necessarily buy)? — 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! http://bit.ly/10pz6Vj

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 13, 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,

Karen

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Candee702! Congratulations, Candee! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

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

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

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

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

SLUMBER PARTY!

Today’s the day! I’ve had these plans for about three months now, and I’ve been counting down the days (and seconds). I’m heading with my friends, Jen and Cindy, who I haven’t seen in months, to the Claremont Hotel over in nearby Berkeley for a girls slumber party and spa day.

I picked the aroma therapy massage, which is supposed to de-stress you…

Perfect! — because Tabs has been working me to the bone.

Even though it was a short week, I feel like I got quite a few things done. I tried some new things in my writing process, like using different tech tools, like my phone, and trying to get out a bit more, out to the counters to hang out with the makeup artists and see some of the new stuff for spring.

I’m really excited about spring, both the makeup and the weather. I’m so over wearing thermals…

I hope your week went well and the year got off to a good start. Let’s see if we can’t make it a little better this weekend with a bangin’ Sephora giveaway for a $50 eGift card.

I love Sephora! I could get lost there for hours (and have on many occasions). Whenever I’m in the store, I always know it’s time to go when El Hub walks in, stands around me and just sort of hovers… Sometimes he breathes very loudly, too. That’s my non-verbal cue to hurry up. :)

What folks are saying…

“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!!”
-Katie

“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!”
-Jane

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. :) 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.”
-Angel

“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!”
-Zharlynne

“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)

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”
-Hana

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, when was your last slumber party? What did you do at slumber parties when you were a kid? Do you shave/wax your legs in winter? Do you sleep on your back, side or tummy? Do you have any discolorations on your skin, and if so, do you have any tips to cover/conceal them? Have you ever had your bangs accidentally cut too short (I have!)? — 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! http://bit.ly/ZoWNM7

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 6, 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,

Karen

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

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

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

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

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

Jackson and Tabs

This morning I awoke to a blood curdling scream!

I bolted straight up in bed when I heard it. “What the hell was that?!”

“I don’t know!” El Hub said, already getting up. “Stay here. Call 911 if I don’t come right back.”

El Hub grabbed a machete he keeps by the bed (yes, a machete) and hurried downstairs.

“What’s going on?!” I shouted after him.

No answer.

“Sweetie? What’s going on?”

I’d thrown off the covers and was sitting up on my knees with my phone in my hands. Then I heard other noises coming from downstairs, quieter sounds, like people laughing?

“It’s okay,” he called back, sounding relieved as he started back up the stairs. “False alarm.”

He stood in the doorway to the bedroom smiling at me. “But it looks like Tabs finally figured out how to turn on the TV.”

I guess he couldn’t wait to start watching the My Cat From Hell marathon I set the Tivo to record, so he decided to chill on the couch and start watching it now.

Or, slightly more likely, he accidentally stepped on the remote control…

The screaming was from a sphinx cat its owners were trying to bathe. :)

Tabs just loves watching My Cat From Hell, mostly because of the host, Jackson Galaxy.

He says that Jackson has always been very professional and kind every time they’ve worked together.

Good to know…

I’m gonna go watch the next episode now while I try to calm down… If you haven’t already entered this weekend’s giveaway, it only takes a comment (and for a second entry, a tweet). You could win a $50 eGift card from Sephora.

What folks are saying…

“Hi Karen. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I won! :O Thank you so much! You, Tabs, and your blog are amazing! Thank you for keeping me updated on all things beauty and more importantly, for keeping me entertained! Keep doing your thing! Thank you again.”
-Jacqueline

“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!”
-Jane

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. :) 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.”
-Angel

“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)

“Never before have I been so pleased to check my email right before bed!!! Thank you so, so much! I truly enjoy your blog and check it almost daily! Thanks again! This made my night!”
-Melissa, Edmond, OK

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”
-Hana

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, have you started to see any signs of fall where you live? Do you prefer to paint your own toenails or get them professionally done? Do you have a favorite pair of pajamas? How often do you stretch? When was the last time you wore a cowboy hat? What’s your take on men who wear vests? Who does your hair? — 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! http://bit.ly/NhE8Mt

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, September 9, 2012 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,

Karen

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

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

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

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

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

Aw, just one more game! This is the one, I can tell! I can feel it in my bones. Come on, Kitty Glitter, come on! Mama needs a new pair of socks!

My favorite casino game is a penny slot machine called Kitty Glitter, and it’s kinda like Connect 4, except with cats, where you try to get 3-4 of the same cat pictures lined up in a row. The rows can go in pretty much every conceivable direction on the screen, even diagonal or zig-zagging.

I’m not a big gambler, but I could play Kitty Glitter for hours…assuming my pennies hold out, LOL!

Love this game!

Tabs will be disappointed to learn that there are no tabbies in Kitty Glitter. What a huge oversight by the developer!

Time for me to go test my luck one last time before we head home. Good luck to you in this weekend’s giveaway, and don’t forget to also enter the Burberry Beauty giveaway still going on now. That’s two ongoing giveaways, and one of them has 15 winners!

See you soon. :)

What folks are saying…

“Hi Karen. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I won! :O Thank you so much! You, Tabs, and your blog are amazing! Thank you for keeping me updated on all things beauty and more importantly, for keeping me entertained! Keep doing your thing! Thank you again.”
-Jacqueline

“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!”
-Jane

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. :) 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.”
-Angel

“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)

“Never before have I been so pleased to check my email right before bed!!! Thank you so, so much! I truly enjoy your blog and check it almost daily! Thanks again! This made my night!”
-Melissa, Edmond, OK

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”
-Hana

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, are you a gambler? If so, what’s your favorite game? Do you know how to salsa dance (or ballroom)? How do you feel about dry shampoo? What was the last trip you took? Have you ever seen the ocean? Are there any makeup/beauty products you like so much that you buy backups? — 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! http://bit.ly/ND7PDb

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, September 2, 2012 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,

Karen

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

Two Ways to Win a Burberry Beauty Box Filled With Burberry Beauty Products [15 WINNERS!]

Published in: Just For Fun

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winners are @triciazetroc, @ladyboarder9669, @BDeniseCole, @missmarjiec, @TheBeautySample, Lennie Navarro, BooBooNinja, Jennifer Pham, danielle dias, Alley Corpuz, Christina, Erin, shelley, pearl shahid and Jennifer L! Congratulations, everyone! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

burberry beauty giveaway

What’s that, you say? You haven’t yet tried any of the beautiful bits in the Burberry Beauty line?

Understood. It’s not one of those brands you find around every corner, and it’s about as far from drugstore as you can get. It’s exclusive, for sure, but that only accentuates the allure. :)

I gotta say, every time I twist up one of their lipsticks, like their lovely spring/summer 2012 shades, and expose that check pattern on the tube? — it takes my breath away!

If you’ve been dying to try the line, warm up those giveaway muscles, because Burberry Beauty is giving MBB readers a chance — 15 chances, to be exact. Enter now for a chance to be one of 15 winners to sample all of the lastest and greatest Burberry Beauty products in one fell swoop.

Giveaway starts in

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Enter now (it only takes a comment and/or twitter tweet), and you could be one of 15 lucky ladies or gents to win a selection of Burberry Beauty products valued at $40.

Each of 15 winners will receive all of the following:

  • One (1) mini bottle of Burberry Body Fragrance
  • One (1) mini Burberry Lip Mist in Copper No. 202
  • One (1) sample pack of Burberry Beauty Sheer Concealers in Light Beige No. 01, Soft Beige No. 02, Rosy Beige No. 03 and Sandy Beige No. 02
  • One (1) sample pack of Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipsticks in Nude Beige No. 1, Rosewood No. 04, Blush No. 09 and Brick Red No. 19
  • One (1) sample pack of Burbbery Sheer Foundation Luminous Fluid Foundations in Trench No. 05 and Trench No. 07
  • One (1) sample of Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
  • One (1) stylish, reusable Burberry Beauty box with a magnetic closure


Wearing Burberry Lip Mist in Copper No. 202

  • 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, do you own a trench coat? Have you ever tried Burberry Beauty products before? Which do you prefer, sheer or opaque lipsticks? Do you sing in the shower? What’s your all-time, hands-down favorite eye brush? — 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 Burberry Beauty Box filled with Burberry Beauty Products! [15 winners] http://bit.ly/SVyOjU

  • The deadline to enter is Monday, September 3, 2012 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 the United States (sorry, international babes) 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).
  • 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,

Karen

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winners are @triciazetroc, @ladyboarder9669, @BDeniseCole, @missmarjiec, @TheBeautySample, Lennie Navarro, BooBooNinja, Jennifer Pham, danielle dias, Alley Corpuz, Christina, Erin, shelley, pearl shahid and Jennifer L! Congratulations, everyone! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

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