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 do you think your makeup style says about you?
I don’t know. Half the time when I’m out and about, it’s probably saying, “This girl’s in a rush! Maybe that’s why she’s wearing sparkly Chanel eyeshadow and bright lipstick,” because when you do those two things, you can totally cheat on everything else.
But when I do have time, I think my makeup style says, “Ooh! This girl loves smokey eyes and looking chic but never overdone.”
- Do you have any food allergies?
No, my goat tum can handle anything and everything!
Except for certain herbs. Maybe. I think I might be slightly allergic to cilantro and/or parsley, because sometimes I’ll get hives on my face after eating them.
But it doesn’t happen all the time, which is weird, so I’m not sure. When it does, though, I get big-honkin’ welts and hives…which I know sounds totally gross, but they go away in 15 or 20 minutes.
Now, if my eyes completely swell up one day, I’ll probably start taking it a little more seriously, but for now, I may or may not be slightly allergic to certain herbs.
- What were you doing at 3 p.m. yesterday?
I was putting on makeup and wasn’t even close to being ready. I was also telling El Hub, “I’ll be ready in 5 minutes.” LOL!
Because we had a Sunday afternoon/early evening date for dinner and a movie, and the movie time was 4:10, so I thought, yeah, I’ll have enough time, blah, blah, blah…
And you know what usually happens next. I didn’t estimate the time well, so I ended up throwing on some stuff at the last minute. El Hub was halfway out the door and yelling, “I’ll be in the car!” and I was like, “OK, I’ll be ready in 5 minutes!” but I hadn’t even changed yet.
- What do you hope to be doing at 3 p.m. today?
I’m hoping I’ll be doing the opposite thing today. I’m hoping I’ll be taking off my makeup at 3 (doubtful) so I can run on the treadmill a little later on, even though I don’t know if that’s the best idea because my legs are still super sore from spin class on Saturday.
- What’s your goes-with-everything eyeshadow shade?
By the look of the sad pan with the big empty circle in the middle, it’s matte brown MAC Cork.
Not the most exciting answer, but it’s true because I can wear it with just about every single look, whether with warm or cool shades.
Since it’s not too cool toned, it doesn’t look gray or ashy on me (I’m warm toned), and it’s not too warm either, so it doesn’t venture into orange territory.
I mainly use it as a transition color and to carve out the crease, but I also just love how it blends.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!
1. What do you think your makeup style says about you?
2. Do you have any food allergies?
3. What were you doing at 3 p.m. yesterday?
4. What do you hope to be doing at 3 p.m. today?
5. What’s your goes-with-everything eyeshadow shade?
Oh, don’t be so sad. Turn that frown upside-down. You’re gonna have a great week.
After work today I’m hoping to finish my employer’s new command center (gotta meet the Thursday target date!), so we’ll see how that goes.
Have a wonderful day, my friend. I hope yours is as bright and shiny as a yellow Gerbera daisy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,