May 21, 2010


Hello my Lovelies!

One year and 50 blog posts later I'm finally able to say "Happy Blogiversary to me!!!"  Technically my Blogiversary was on May 17th, but with my coverage of The Makeup Show, the celebratory date got pushed back a bit. It's been an incredible year filled with both highs and lows and I greatly appreciate you all coming along on the ride. I've learned alot about the blogging world but more importantly I've learned alot about myself.  I've learned that if you feel passionate about what you're doing you don't let anything stop you.

So my dear Readers this is just the beginning...I plan on bringing you more of what you want and need to know in the world of beauty.  If you like what I'm doing please, continue to spread the word about Karen's World of Beauty.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments, questions and most of all support!  And as a way to thank my lovely "Karen's World of Beauty" Readers and to celebrate of my Beauty Blog's one year anniversary I'm giving away over $150 worth of beauty booty!!! 

Here’s a list of all the beauty goodies I'm giving away for my Blogiversary:
  1. M.A.C.  - Lustre Lipstick in "Red Full-Stop"  
  2. M.A.C. - Dazzleglass in "Get Rich Quick"  
  3. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - Artiste Kit in "Romanticism" which includes: Blush: "Sherbet" and "Blossom"; Eye Shadow: "Alabaster", "Golden Beryl" and "Penny"; Lip Shine: "Brilliance", "Glorious", and "Mesmerize"
  4. Stila Cosmetics - Illuminating Finishing Powder in "Bronze"
  5. L'Oreal - 24-hour Lash Boosting Power System
  6. L'Oreal - Voluminious Original Mascara in "Blackest Black"  
  7. L'Oreal Studio Secrets - Secret No. 1 Magic Perfecting Base
  8. L'Oreal -H.I.P. Metallic Shadow Duo in  "Platinum #906" and "Gilded #806"    
  9. L'Oreal - H.I.P. Color Presso gloss in "Spunky #680" and "Chic #280"
  10. Bonus: Sampler of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetic - Mineral Foundations
Here’s How to Enter:
1) To enter to win you must subscribe to To subscribe just click the "Follow" button located on the Right Column of my Blog. Once you join (via Google Friend Connect) your username/pic should show up in my list of Followers.

2) You must answer the following question about "Karen's World of Beauty" Blog: 
  •  What are some of my favorite products? (Your answer MUST list at least 2 by name).
All the answers are listed in my previous blog posts so if you've been a consistent Reader it should be easy. Hint: You can search this blog site and/or use Labels to find information.

3) Leave a comment with your answer, user name and email address by the contest deadline of 12am on Friday, June 18, 2010.

4) For those Readers who are already subscribed to my Blog just leave a comment stating "I'm a Karen's World of Beauty Subscriber" along with your answer, user name and the email address you used to sign up for my blog.

Other Contest Info:
** US Residents only (and your comment must be in English).
** Winner will be chosen at random.
** Comments posted after the deadline won’t be included in the drawing.
** If you win, you must respond to my email with your mailing address within a week after the end of the drawing in order to receive your prize. I am not responsible for anything that happens once prizes are mailed out. If it gets lost, damaged or melts, etc., I'm sorry but I can’t replace it.

Thanks again and good luck to you all!!!

Karen (aka MakUpDiva)


  1. Hi Karen! I've been following you on Twitter but I am a new blog follower. My answers:

    Two of your FAV products:
    MAC Colour Cream Base in Bronze
    Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer

    Thank you for the AWESOME giveaway! I'm working toward becoming a makeup artist myself, building my kit and working on a portfolio of pictures, so follow your Twitter and now reading your blog has become very helpful to me. Thanks for all that you do!


    lipstickncandycigarettes (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Happy blog anniversary Karen!!!
    I think two of your favorites are Covergirl Lastblast Mascara, and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Lotion. I actually like both of those too! My skin is a wreck, cocoa butter is one of the only things that helps, and I love the Lashblast mascara, the wand alone somehow makes my lashes look longer and thicker.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  3. Thanks Ashley & Amber for the congratulations and entering the Blogiversay Giveaway!

    Ashley - Glad to be of help and I encourage you to practice and to work on your craft as much as you can. I truly love what I do and I'm happy to be of help to other aspiring Makeup Artists out there!

    Word of caution - make sure to read my blog posts carefully. Unless I specifically state that a product is my "fav", it isn't a valid answer.

    Good luck and please continue to spread the word about Karen's World of Beauty Blog!

    Karen (aka MakUpDiva)

  4. Thanks for the words of encouragement Karen! :) You're awesome! Can I email you if I happen to have a few questions about makeup artistry?

    Oh and can I please change my answer? I made a goof! Your fav products are: Cargo Bronzer and MAC Colour Cream Base in Bronze.

  5. Ashley,

    Please feel free to email me anytime...I'll be happy to answer your questions if I can. My email is posted on this blog.

    And no problem about changing your answer.

    Good luck & thanks again for your support!


  6. Hi Karen,

    Congratulations on your anniversary!


  7. Congrats on your milestone! This giveaway looks phenom.

  8. Thanks for the congrats Nancy & Aaliyah! I truly appreciate your support of my beauty blog!!!

    Karen (aka MakUpDiva)

  9. i'm a follower! you love cover girl lash blast and the Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Baume D'Ete - Tinted Lip Balm in "Love Apple"

  10. Pop Beauty Bronze Belle Palette!
    i get all my popbeauty from beautycrunch gr8 bargain there too~
    Nars Brumes Duo Eyeshadow!

    xoxo elle
    wifluvelle at gmail dot com

  11. Congrats K! The very best wishes for many, many more!!! :)

  12. Happy blog anniversary! Congrats & may you have continued success with this blog.

    I've been following you on Twitter for awhile now (@HavillandSavage) and now I'm also a follower of the blog via Google Friend Connect and the email subscription service via Feed Burner.

    Two of your favorite products are:
    1. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Baume D'Ete - Tinted Lip Balm in "Love Apple"
    2. Yves Saint Laurent Eclat de Givre Eye Shadow in "Bronze Frost"

    @HavillandSavage - Twitter

  13. Congrats!!! I'm a Karen's World of Beauty Subscriber

    Your favorite products are:
    1. Cinema Secretes Ultimate Foundation Palette
    2. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Baume D'Ete - Tinted Lip Balm in "Love Apple"

    giveaways at makeupbykim-porter dot com

  14. I'm a Karen's World of Beauty Subscriber

    styleezta at gmail dot com

    your favorite products from DHC: Q10 Cream, Q10 Lotion, and Q10 Water Mist and the Deep Cleansing Oil and Olive Soap.

    your favorite from

    Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Baume D'Ete - Tinted Lip Balm in "Love Apple"

    Yves Saint Laurent Eclat de Givre Eye Shadow in "Bronze Frost"

    Yves Saint Laurent Palette Couleurs D'Afrique for Eyes

    Yves Saint Laurent Poudre de Soliel - Sun Powder in "Copper Sun" (No. 3)

    Pop Beauty Bronze Belle Palette

    Smashbox Hybrid 2-in-1 Lip Gloss in "Marigold"