You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”
Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
- What’s the key to getting “brows on fleek”?
Brow gel, because it does a little of everything! I use it to wrangle brow hairs into place, plump up the sparse spots and to map out the places I need to fill. And, depending on what color the brow gel is, you can use it for different things. Like, I’ll use a tinted brow gel to quickly add volume, color and shape to my brows, or I’ll use an untinted one to soften how things look after I use a pencil or brow powder — you know, to help everything up there look more natural.
- My career advice is to…
Follow your passion, because if you have to spend the bulk of your waking hours doing something to pay the bills, it might as well be something you actually enjoy and believe in.
That’s not to say, “Never take a job just for the paycheck!” because you gotta do what you gotta do. I’ve had many jobs that bored me to tears, that I absolutely didn’t enjoy and wasn’t invested in, but I do think that if you’re unhappy in your career, you owe it to yourself to keep looking.
- My favorite album is __________ because _________.
Madonna’s Immaculate Collection, because I can listen to it over and over again; I never get tired of that album… Plus, I know all the words to every song!
Also, it’s good road trip music.
- What goes into making “The Ultimate Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich”?
For me, it’s Jiff or Skippy brand creamy peanut butter (because I ain’t got time for that crunchy business), marmalade (or, alternately, raspberry jam) and two pieces of soft, fresh honey whole wheat bread from Rustic Bakery in Novato.
- What makeup do you have in your purse right now?
Let’s see… Dumping out my purse to check…
Apparently, I feel compelled to carry 10 nude lipsticks and glosses with me. WHY?!
I see NARS Lipgloss in Instant Crash, Buxom Lipgloss in Ava, Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Liar, NARS Lipgloss in Chihuahua, Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Dark, Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Pinky Groove, MAC Eli Goulding Lipstick in Only You, Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lip Pencil in Ex-Girlfriend and Urban Decay Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. What’s the key to getting “brows on fleek”?
2. My career advice is to…
3. My favorite album is __________ because _________.
4. What goes into making “The Ultimate Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich”?
5. What makeup do you have in your purse right now?
In other news, THE SUPER BOWL! Did you watch? Understandably, because of the kitty connection, Tabs was pulling for the Panthers, but he was also happy to see Denver and Mr. Peyton Manning win.
He and Peyton train together sometimes during the off season. As one of the game’s all-time best tabby tight ends, Tabs has very good paws. He can catch just about anything thrown his way…
How ’bout the Kitten Bowl? I recorded it on Tivo, and I’m gonna watch it at lunch. No spoilers please! Don’t tell me who wins.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,