Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, April 25

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years, which I guess makes this somewhere around Vol. 167. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. The gears in my head are cranking slowly this mornin’ (so sleepy!), but I keep chugging along. Other than the fog it feels like I’m caught in, I feel pretty optimistic about this week.

  3. What purse are you carrying today?
  4. A black faux leather (aka pleather, LOL!) one from a surf company called Dakine that I found at Marshalls for $20. It weighs very little and has plenty of pockets and room, which I love. It’s big enough to hold my Canon T2i camera with two lenses, so it even doubles as a photography bag.

  5. Something you have trouble doing?
  6. Double dutch jump rope. I’ve tried countless times but still haven’t mastered the timing. Mastered. Heck, I’m not even close to doing it right, ha!

  7. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
  8. Well, lately I’ve been turning to green tea (or something else with caffeine in it), and I’ve always liked listening to dance music, taking a quick walk around the neighborhood, and/or pumping out a quick set of push-ups (DROP AND GIVE ME TEN!). One of those usually does the trick.

  9. Are you a patient person?
  10. I wasn’t at all when I was younger, but I’ve slowly gotten more patient over time.

  11. What lip colors do you wear most often?
  12. Something pink, peach or coral!

  13. Your least favorite kind of candy?
  14. 100%, hands-down, no doubt about it — black licorice. It’s my candy kryptonite. So dry and chewy, and that licorice flavor, gah! I’m not a fan of Butterfingers, either.

  15. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
  16. Oatmeal with lots of milk, and a big mug of green tea.

  17. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
  18. Yea, but only if they’re in a solid print or a subtle pattern. And if the skirt part’s too full, they make my bum look big.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. The way I feel today, I’m focusing on keeping things simple this week. I aim to just go with the flow. :)

Happy Monday, my friend. I hope your day got off to a good start and that you feel happier than a cat making biscuits. Of course, if you’re struggling this morning, I hope the positive vibes I’m beaming out to you right now (*beam! beam!*) help.

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  • To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.



1. Mood:
2. What purse are you carrying today?
3. Something you have trouble doing?
4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
5. Are you a patient person?
6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
10. Weekly goals:

Let’s defy any doldrums today and make sunshine this week. We’re stronger together than we are apart. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Barb says:

    1. Mood: Very tired and unmotivated. I had a nice 4 day weekend and finding it very hard to get back in the groove of things.

    2. What purse are you carrying today? A Coach purse my boss bought me for Christmas :)

    3. Something you have trouble doing? I totally hear you on the double dutch rope. Could never ever get it down.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? We live near a park and I’ve been walking it every night. It’s roughly 3 miles.

    5. Are you a patient person? When I was younger, yes. Nowadays, nope.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Usually soft pinks.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I hate black licorice too but I really hate Peeps. Eww!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Nothing. I know, I know, that’s bad. Usually I do but not today.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea.

    10. Weekly goals: It’s a beautiful warm day and I think it’s gonna stay like that all week. My goals are to walk every day this week and work in the garden after work.

  2. Kerry says:

    1. Mood: Is hot a mood? My AC is broken, and it’s 85 degrees in here…thank goodness the maintenance man is here. Though, he said he’d “be right back” and it’s been like 45 minutes. :/

    2. What purse are you carrying today? None. I’ll be at work, so no purse-carrying needed! :)

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Not procrastinating!

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Go for a run, make to-do lists (crossing things off as I go keeps me motivated!)

    5. Are you a patient person? Sometimes

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Natural-looking pinks

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Hmm…I like a lot of candy. I’m not a fan of “regular” jelly beans, though. You know, like those really big ones? Yeah. I don’t like those.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Something new – Marshmallow Pebbles. It was pretty much like if Rice Krispies and Lucky Charms had a baby, but I liked ‘em! :)

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea, depending on the fit, print, color, etc.

    10. Weekly goals: Book my skydiving! I’m doing it the day after my graduation ceremony!!!

  3. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Satisfied. I’ve got everything scheduled and planned that needs to be scheduled and planned this week.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?

    A Kathy Van Zeeland crossbody bag in a taupe color. It’s the perfect size, not too big, not too small.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?

    I have trouble making decisions.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?

    Music, music, music!

    5. Are you a patient person?

    I’m usually pretty patient with people, but not with activities or processes. If it can’t get done pretty quickly, I’m over it!

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?

    Nudes & peaches & corals, oh my!

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?

    So with you on the black licorice! Why? Why does this exist? It’s disgusting!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

    A whole grain waffle with almond butter and a cup of green tea.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?

    Not on me, but I’ve seen it look cute on others.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Finding a Mother’s Day gift.

  4. 1. Mood:
    A little unmotivated, a little stressed (An exam on Wednesday) , but at the same time a little relaxed, a little optimistic.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    My Bric’s X-Bag in Stripes, in the cross-body fashion (Prefer it that way compared to a tote, though it looks better as a tote) :)

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    I have trouble sitting still for very long (Without any source of entertainment) and I have trouble focusing on one thing for a long period of time. I could, but I’d need to be able to multi-task a bit.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Usually I take a nap when I get too tired/unmotivated, and it works. Either that or just take a walk.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    No, not at all, but as I grew up I’m learning to be more patient.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    I find that makeup artists like to use pink on me, so pink and nudes.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    I’d have to say licorice too. Oh, and coconut candy. Other than that I normally love candy :D

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Egg sandwiches and an egg tart.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    If they’re well-tailored and fit well (Which is rare on me), yea!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Study and go through my exam, then just enjoy the rest of my week.

  5. Amber says:

    1. Mood: High off a great weekend and glad Monday is almost over!

    2. What purse are you carrying today? Black leather Juicy satchel. Love this bag but the straps are in very sad condition after 4 years of commuting to work with me most days.

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Eating things that don’t appeal to me, just to be polite or to avoid attention. Wish I were better at this.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Upbeat music usually helps. Sometimes I just have to make myself get started with low expectations for the outcome, knowing my attitude will probably turn around.

    5. Are you a patient person? Generally. Other people’s impatience makes my blood pressure shoot up!

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Light corals and mauves.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? That’s a tie between Jelly Belly juicy pear flavor and coffee flavor. They make me want to clean my tongue with a wire grill brush!!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Nada. I don’t eat breakfast on work days unless I’m famished.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea! I love them but I won’t buy anything I have to iron, so I don’t have any. :(

    10. Weekly goals: Get back into the swing of looking for other employment opportunities. My current job has not improved but I lost my momentum for looking elsewhere.
    Amber recently posted … Happy Easter!

  6. Laurina says:

    1. Mood: tired zzzZZZZzzzzZZZZ
    2. What purse are you carrying today? My hot pink one I got at K-mart for 20 bucks :-)
    3. Something you have trouble doing? getting motivated to exercise
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Ugh I need help with that…
    5. Are you a patient person? Yes
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? MAC Sheen Supreme in Ultra Darling and my Tarte Heavenly lipgloss
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I don’t discriminate, I love all candies :-)
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? a banana and some Strawberry yogurt (on my new diet, wish me luck)
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? nay
    10. Weekly goals: Keep up with my diet and get all my homework done on time

  7. Neetha says:

    1. Mood: Stressed….
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A green color one from Fossil
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Sticking to my goals.. ..
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Drink Coffee..
    5. Are you a patient person? Yes..
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Ummm.. Loreal 810
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? —-
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Orange Juice, Toast
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Nay…
    10. Weekly goals: Too many..

  8. larie says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired. Oh so tired.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    I’m a student, so I’m hauling around my Northface backpack. Best backpack ever!

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Lately, with all the summer makeup releases floating around? Sticking to my budget!

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Turn on some good music, make a cup of tea.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    No, not really. I wish I were. I’m working on it.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Not really a lip color kind of girl. I’m trying hard though – I love the look of reds and corals.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Chocolate.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Oatmeal with raisins, coffee, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. (Um yeah, I eat a lot of food in the morning).

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Some of them are cute! But I’m not a fan of the leggings-as-pants look.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish the presentation I’m working on, and don’t die at kickboxing class after two weeks off :P
    larie recently posted … MAC Quite Cute Sakura Mineralize Blush

  9. Vijaya says:

    1. Mood:
    Lethargic. Allergy meds. Ew.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    None. Day off from school. STAYING AT HOME!

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Writing blog posts in advance. I try to do it, but I always wind up writing the day-of-posting.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Listen to the song Wow by Kylie Minogue. Freaking LOVE that song. (Anyone reading this should try reading it!)

    5. Are you a patient person?
    Usually, yes. But sometimes either extreme stupidity or very bad behavior for an extended period of time can push me to the brink. I’ve actually blown up at someone thrice in my life. And each time, they didn’t even know I was mad. Apparently my idea of ‘blowing up’ is a lot tamer than others’.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Any purple. I just think that I look good in it. <3

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Caramel anything. Also, Take 5's. I don't dig the salt and the chocolate together. xP

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    I woke up at 11, so I skipped breakfast and just had lunch. It was a veggie burger. It was delicious.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    YESSSS! So comfy and pretty. <3

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get all my dang schoolwork done. Only two more weeks 'til summer break, thank goodness.
    Vijaya recently posted … Lazy Sunday- Linnaeus Cosmetics Sample Comparison

  10. JaNelle says:

    1. Mood: Cranky.. didn’t sleep well. BUT I’ve not snapped on anyone today. YAY ME!
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Some no name black purse lol
    3. Something you have trouble doing? snapping with my right hand; i’m right handed but can only snap my left fingers
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? a good plan of action
    5. Are you a patient person? NOPE. It’s an eternal flaw!
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? PINKS and BROWNS
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? licorice
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? a delicious frittata
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?nay.. not a good look for me
    10. Weekly goals: stick to the gazillion lists I’ve made

  11. Tiffany H says:

    1. Mood: Ready for a nap!

    2. What purse are you carrying today? Coach Courtney bag in metallic gold

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Waking up early

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? listen to fast paced music

    5. Are you a patient person? No, but I’m working on it

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Peachy-corals

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Gummy anything

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Oatmeal

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yes! Especially with a cute belt and some sexy heels!

    10. Weekly goals: Study for Cpa exam, workout
    Tiffany H recently posted … Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

  12. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Tired, but good (this seems to be my Monday poll theme lately!). Reading, again.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Black Coach; basic, short strap, over-the-shoulder. I’m not a purse person – I much prefer putting my id and credit card in my back pocket and running out the door!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Hiding my feelings. I’d never make it as a poker player. But, I’m also with you on the double dutch. I totally laughed because I wouldn’t have thought to have said that, but it’s certainly something I’d struggle with.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Generally just a little internal pep talk (sometimes Drill Sergeant style).
    5. Are you a patient person? Gosh, NO. Maybe that should have been my answer to #3. Though, I’d consider it a serious flaw, more than something I have trouble doing. I work on it many, many times every day (without much success).
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Definitely berry.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I’m not a big candy person but black licorice would definitely make me gag, too. In the spirit of Easter, I’ll also say the thought of Peeps turns my stomach.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Fiber One bar.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Shirt? Yes! Dress? Nah. :) I think they’re fine; just not for me.
    10. Weekly goals: Try to stay on top of things at work and at home. Hey! A goal! :)

  13. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    A wee bit stressed. I’m not feeling very… charitable today. I think that’s a pretty good descriptor.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    My trusty dusty Timbuktu bag! ..I really need to get a real purse sometime.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Saying “no.”

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    for specific motivation (i.e., getting a paper finished), I try to remove all possible distractions before I buckle down. To get energized, listening to pump-it-up music helps a lot!

    5. Are you a patient person?
    I would say yes, mostly. However, if I haven’t spent enough time being active, I get this weird pent-up energy thing where I’m super frustrated and have zero patience.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    I like soft, rosy colors and corals a lot.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    I used to *hate* saltwater taffy. But now I’ll eat even that. I’m a candy whore. It’s the truth.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Cheerios and soy milk! yummm.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    I say yea! They’re so easy. I want to own way more of them.

    10. Weekly goals:
    To not watch TV when I get home from work and to kick ass on all this homework I need to get done!!

  14. sara says:

    1. Mood: optomistic that i’ll get some work this week (i’m a “freelance” nanny)
    2. What purse are you carrying today? fake coach bag that came from one of the moms i sit for (also one of my bff’s!)
    3. Something you have trouble doing? managing money :(
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? make lists, i guess, and focus on goals and what i want for the end result
    5. Are you a patient person? sort of, my granddad was the most impatient person EVER!
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? nudes, i guess. usually just some lip balm
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? i agree with licorice; also anything grape flavored
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? crispix
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? yay! i have several.
    10. Weekly goals: get and keep my living space clean, finish the book i’m reading (the ragamuffin gospel visual edition by brennan manning) and stay positive!

  15. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: energetic, because of a long weekend with lot’s of sleep!
    2. What purse are you carrying today? My usual Louis Vuitton Totally GM, everything I need fits in (and even more…).
    3. Something you have trouble doing? I don’t like to ride a bycicle…
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Deep breathing, a walk around the block and sleep.
    5. Are you a patient person? Sometimes, yes…
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? More nude colors or a really intense red.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Chocolate with hazelnuts.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Coffee, bread with cheese and jelly (separate, not on the same slice), and cheesecake!
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yes, on the beach or in the house…
    10. Weekly goals: Go to the gym twice, dentist (grrrr…) and do some spring cleaning in my apartment before it’s summer…

  16. Jessi says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy. The more I sleep, the sleepier I am, haha.

    2. What purse are you carrying today? I’m just at home today and I bet my dogs would think I looked pretty silly traipsing around the house holding my purse. :)

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Not procrastinating. :(

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I’m not even sure. I normally just talk myself into doing the first step and then I turn into a crazy woman and get all of the rest of it done.

    5. Are you a patient person? Not usually. I’m a live in the moment type of person.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Not any particular color, but mostly sheers. Nothing really opaque.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Mexican tamarindo flavored candy. My boy is Hispanic and eats it all the time. I just can’t; it tastes so gross.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Apple Jacks! Had a craving for sugary cereal.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? On other people- yes. Me, no.

    10. Weekly goals: Ugh, to stop procrastinating and actually do the things I have put as my weekly goal for the last month.
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  17. Ariana says:

    1. Mood: Overly optimistic (might be because I had some chocolate!)
    2. What purse are you carrying today? None I’m carrying my Dakine backpack, funny how we’re wearing the same brand LOL!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Eating just one piece of chocolate, that takes some will power right there
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Drink some fresh ice cold water, or put on a citrus-y hand lotion, wakes me right up!
    5. Are you a patient person? Depends on the situation I’m patient with school work and reading and things like that, but if someone tells me it’s time to go some where, I gotta be out that door in 5-7 minutes and don’t keep me waiting lol
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Sheer pinks, I have really pigmented soft pink lips and I like to enhance that color I guess you could say.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Pay day bars sometimes the peanuts taste stale, EEK!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Plain toasted bagel with butter and jelly and a strawberry and granola parfait on the side
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? YAY!! the are so cute when worn with waist belts, but I agree when they flare out too much they look bad.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish studying and doing all my school work so I get back to school ahead with my work

  18. Jen says:

    1. Mood:
    2:27am… tired, taking a short break from study. Ready for bed!

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    An eBay purchase, with cute little neko cats plastered all over it. Very big, full of useful pockets. :)

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    My Honours thesis. It is to be presented to the board in a week and a half, and so it is causing me a lot of stress and trouble! ;__;

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    I listen to music. Music always works, no matter how tired or exhausted I feel.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    It is one of my more developed qualities, I think. :)

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    I am loving right now the tangerine craze… I can’t stop wearing it, a hint of the colour and I’m loving it!

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Hard candy. I’m always worried about my teeth. ^__^

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Just a cup of tea. I attended a 5-course Italian lunch/dinner yesterday for Easter Sunday. As you can imagine – the thought of food was far from my mind today!

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    I enjoy them around the house. Pair it with tights and I enjoy the look. :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Reach a satisfactory level of preparation for my thesis presentation. I will study hard and not let the stress overwhelm me!

    Have a great week everyone! :)

  19. 1. Mood:
    Satisfied

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    Guess Tote

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Applying liquid eyeliner

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    I sing, I pray, I workout, I smile, I think positively

    5. Are you a patient person?
    Yes

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Browns, Purples, Nudes

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Super sour candy

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    An english muffin, an omelet and orange juice

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Yea

    10. Weekly goals:
    Make money!
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  20. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Really hungry, got up late and decided to skip breakfast and just eat lunch. Now I need to go eat lunch!
    2. What purse are you carrying today? One I got at Target, it’s camo canvas with clear sequins all over it. Love it!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Cartwheels, I do sideways ones and I really want to do a good one!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Listen to loud dance music!
    5. Are you a patient person? I am, it came from having kids. Unless I’m late going somewhere, then I’m not patient at all!
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Rosy pink or peach, or clear.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I’m allergic to sugar, so I stay away from candy.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Nothing! See first answer…
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? I’ve never worn one, so I don’t know.
    10. Weekly goals: Get back on track with my kid in school, last week was Spring Break.

  21. xoxotoe says:

    1. Mood:
    sort of poetic because of the rain, but needing to get some laundry done. this means no laying around on the couch reading books & watching youtube videos….

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    i have a cheapo $12 bag from burlington coat factory that’s huge–golden pleather and fits all kinds of stuff i never knew i wanted to carry!

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    stuff i don’t wanna do, of course. that nagging little crap you HAVE to do: calling in scrip refills, picking up postage stamps, making that business phone call, straightening out paperwork. just in general having to do something when ya don’t feel like doing that particular thing. like the same 3 piles of sorted clothes in the basement…instead of just doing them all in one day, i’ve been dragging it out for two weeks now, rotating piles…i am a lazy person! haha

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    i find that anger works for me! i really clean the house good & thoroughly if i’m mad. the house never looks better! oh, and music works, too.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    i am understanding the power of patience, but historically i have never been patient.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    glossy glossy nudes or pinks. i’m 40 & it seems like red just calls attention to the jowls.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    NECCO. egads that stuff is like eating tums without the benefit of neutralizing gassiness. bleah!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    a bowl of leftover amish potato salad. it was great, but not “cleansing” or “healthy.” i am trying to work on that more.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    the preppy ones, nay. but a long boy george one SOOOO YAY! :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    eat more cleansing foods. finish a script i’ve been writing, laundry piles!!!, finding a mirror for my bedroom. xoxo
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  22. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Pretty thrilled! I had Easter ham and still lost weight. That’s always good. ;)

    2. What purse are you carrying today? I make my own purses. This one is what I call a “reverse mullet.” It’s a cross-body purse with black pinstripe on the outside and strawberry fabric on the inside (that totally came from Strawberry Shortcake sheets.) Business on the outside and a party on the inside!

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Jumping vertically. You’d be surprised at how often that’s need. For instance, I can’t pull myself up onto a counter, to sit on it.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I listen to Top 40 music. Right now, Enrique Iglesias is totally serenading me.

    5. Are you a patient person? Well, I’m a lot more patient than I ever used to be, but I still have problems. Like, it I order something online, I’m a wreck until I finally get it. I can’t wait!

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? I go for sheer shades of pink or red.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Anything with coconut. Ewwwww.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? I had an apple scone from Nutrisystem with a toasted bagel thin with cheese. And a kiwi.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea. Especially when they’e more structured.

    10. Weekly goals: Keep losing weight. Keep being adorable. Status quo!
    Trisha recently posted … Nutrisystem Nation Week 2 Results

  23. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Overall good, but a bit sluggish today.

    2. What purse are you carrying today? A yellow one by Candie’s a got a Kohl’s a couple seasons back

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Math in general, not procrastinating and keeping my composure when I’m forced to be at heights I don’t care for.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Lately I’ve been taking cat naps to keep my energy up. All this gray weather makes me sooooo sleepy.

    5. Are you a patient person? I try so hard to be. I feel like patience used to come naturally to me up until a couple years ago. Once that burnout hit me though, I’ve had a hard time getting that back. I’m always working on it.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Lip balm, so no colors really. I keep meaning to branch out to soft pinks or nudes I’d just rather spend my money on other makeup products though.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I’m with you K, black licorice makes my stomach turn.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? yogurt, cantaloupe, and a piece of bread with some sunbutter.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? I like them!

    10. Weekly goals: Keep up on my reading, nail my presentation on Wednesday, relax when I can and keep up with gym in my free time.

  24. Suri says:

    1. Mood: blah. I’m still sleepy even though it’s 3pm here.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Mark Hobo bag. It’s pleather but it’s big and holds all my junk. and it’s got some cute hardware on it.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? riding a bike. Actually I really can’t do it.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? music, coffee, smiles
    5. Are you a patient person? Yeah
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? pinks, neutrals
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? anything without chocolate
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? bowl of special K with 2% milk and a cup of coffee
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? yea with a cute belt and sandals
    10. Weekly goals: go to the gym 3xs, laundry (never ends), get a sofa or at least find one I like, I’m tired of sitting on the floor!

  25. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Hmm.. I’m a year older than last week. Mixed feelings.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A Longchamp crossbody.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Cleaning!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Creating things with my hands.
    5. Are you a patient person? Yes and no. I have a short temper, and I do things that can take like 10 hours.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Coral & purple.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Hard ones.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Oatmeal & blueberry soup, and juice.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? I like them, but they seldom fit me since I’m curvy.
    10. Weekly goals: I’m still on holiday for two more days!

  26. Ana says:

    I love Dakine gear! I have been using a Dakine backpack for 2 years now and it just broke but they have a lifetime warranty so they just gave me a new one! Yay!

  27. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood: is hungry a mood?
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Diaper bag! Woot.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Letting things go
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Make a list, listen to dance music, bribe myself, have a snack
    5. Are you a patient person? I think so. I think having a baby forces you to be more patient :)
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Pink and coral
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Cadbury eggs = gross
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Pop tarts :)
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Nay on me
    10. Weekly goals: go for several walks

  28. Linnea says:

    *Beam Beam* Haha Thanks Karen!

    1. Mood: Good. This morning was TOUGH to get through, but now that we’re sailing in the afternoon, I think I’ll get through.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Coach purse that doesn’t look like a coach purse :D I like the size and can throw my book in there for my breaks at work!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Definitely anything to do with upper body strength. This includes but is not limited to: Water Skiing, Monkey Bars, Pushups(I’m getting better!), or Handstands.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Music, Walk, Talk to myself. These could be all at the same time.
    5. Are you a patient person? No. I try. But no.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Neutral Pinks.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Licorice. Definitely. But I also don’t like jujubes or anything like that.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Yogurt, Coffee, half a banana.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea. As long as they have a belt on them! Otherwise they make me look squarer.
    10. Weekly goals: Exercise. Worry Less. Get excited for the birthday next week!

  29. Lucie says:

    Mood:
    A little sleepy and bleh from too much time spent in airports-today is a rest day!

    What purse are you carrying today?
    I don’t own a purse. Pockets work for me.

    Something you have trouble doing?
    Math…I never even passed Algebra 1! Maybe someday I’ll figure it out!

    What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Good movies always inspire me to do something exciting with my day.

    Are you a patient person?
    I think I’m somewhere in the middle of the patience spectrum.

    What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Matte reds or glossy blackened plums-statement lips!

    Your least favorite kind of candy?
    I really can’t think of a candy I don’t like, I have a horrible sweet tooth. Low quality chocolate like Hersheys is boring though, wouldn’t pay money for it. :P

    What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    A twelve-pack of Peeps…eeep. Don’t judge me!

    Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Yea! Though I haven’t worn one in years, they used to flatter my washboard body nicely.

    Weekly goals:
    Get out of the house more! Maybe take a daytrip up to Boston.

  30. Nicole says:

    1. Mood: Kind of oblivious today…I feel like I keeping zoning out.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? My black coach with 2 different size straps. I got it for Christmas and it’s an awesome basic and easy to use bag.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? I have trouble keeping things organized during the week.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Definitely music helps!
    5. Are you a patient person? I used to be more patient, but I feel like I’m becoming less patient as I get older!
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? usually something very shear, like a light pink or peach gloss. I just recently bought a bright pink lipstick and I love it…wish I could wear it all day!
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? sour patch kids…yuck!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? maple brown sugar oatmeal and coffee with sugar free hazelnut…which is my usual morning drink.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? I like them on other people but not on me.
    10. Weekly goals: Today I want to get all my laundry done and finish cleaning…still need to find out what to make for dinner
    Nicole recently posted … Spring To Life!

  31. Paigest says:

    1. Mood:
    2. What purse are you carrying today? My new FAVORITE Foley and Corina Electric Blue Leopard
    3. Something you have trouble doing? NOT eating sweets!!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Dancing to my Itunes
    5. Are you a patient person? MOST of the time for sure~
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? nudes and pinks
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? anything peppermint and chocolate
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? easter candy!!
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? small waist big hips…. nay nay
    10. Weekly goals: clean clean clean and diet :)

  32. Tania says:

    Le List
    1. Mood: a bit scattered
    2. What purse are you carrying today? An old powder blue Valerie Stevens bag that’s one of my fav’s.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Not take a mid-day nap.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Close my eyes for a moment and meditate. Either that or go on a walk.
    5. Are you a patient person? Depends if I have lots stuff to do then not so much.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Pink and its many shades.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Black licorice and Bit o’ Honey!! Yuck!!!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Yeah I was bad I had a doughnut!
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? I really like the cargo ones.
    10. Weekly goals: get stuff done to enjoy my end of the week vaycay! Also redo the closets.

  33. Zara says:

    1. Mood: Good! But my god was it an unusually HUMID day in Ohio! Frizzy, but flat hair & sticky, sweaty skin = not fun.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A cute grey-blue crossbody bag from AE. Love it!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Being on time to anything, whistling.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Surround myself with energized/motivated people or listen to some upbeat music at a loud volume.
    5. Are you a patient person? Not at all. Instant gratification please. Thanks!
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? I prefer nude pinks/ MLBBs with some berry colors thrown in there every once in a while.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Mostly chocolate, especially if it has nuts!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Er..nothing! But I usually do eat breakfast..usually french toast, hasbrowns & apple juice in the school cafe..
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Nay…
    10. Weekly goals: New hairspray! It’s gonna be humid all week. Oh, and could probably go on more runs!

  34. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy.. the weather over here is just like summer!

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    Just my Invito grey big purse.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Getting started to do my homework.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Listening to music.. music gives me energy!

    5. Are you a patient person?
    No, not at all..

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Hot pink these days.. (lipstain from NYC)

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Drop.. which is dutch liquorice candy.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Brunch(woke up a little late): A croissant and a

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Yea! Love it.. but only with a belt.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get a little tan before I go on vacation.
    Stephanie recently posted … Personal Update!

  35. Liz G. says:

    1. Mood: Uninspired, just like the dreary, rainy weather outside.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Luck Brand brown leather I scored at TJ Maxx.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Larely exercising has really been a problem.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Meet with friends
    5. Are you a patient person? NO! But I’m trying to be better.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Nude pinks, peaches or bronzes.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Swedish Fish
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Organic blueberry yogurt and green tea.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yes, Love them!
    10. Weekly goals Survive another hectic work week!

  36. Cindy Lartigue says:

    Hi Karen! I love to answer these types of questions!

    1. Mood:

    Happy, happy, happy!

    2. What purse are you carrying today?

    Actually, a tote type bag that I believed I purchases at Whole Foods.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?

    Saying no…….but I am working on it!

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?

    LIsten to my ipod shuffle while taking a power-type walk with my dog.

    5. Are you a patient person?

    Yes, and I have no idea where I get that from – both of my parents are the complete opposite.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?

    Pink, and the brighter the better!

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?

    Anything sour – just horrible!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

    Steel cut oatmeal (with a little too much sugar in it!) with wheat toast & an orange.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?

    Sure, if they are taylored correctly to fit my form.

    10. Weekly goals

    Get all of my medical/prescription paperwork into a three ring binder along with a separate binder that I keep for when my dog goes to the vet or gets groomed.

    Just early this am (3 am) signed up for Self magazine 10 pound challenge so I am doing research on that. But I would like to lose 10 lbs X 5!

    These are so much fun Karen – keep them coming!!!!

  37. Cindy Lartigue says:

    So sorry for the above grammatical errors – how embarrassing for me!

  38. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. What purse are you carrying today? a big white bag.

    3. Something you have trouble doing? not procrastinating…

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? listening to music

    5. Are you a patient person? not really..

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? pinks

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I love all kinds of candy lol

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? chocolate and orange juice.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? nay

    10. Weekly goals: exercise more

  39. Erin says:

    1. Mood: I overslept, so I’m a bit grumpy about that, because I planned to get a lot done today.
    2. What purse are you carrying today?: My usual one–brown suede hobo from DSW shoes.
    3. Something you have trouble doing?: Not taking naps and reading novels all day.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?: Have a cup of coffee, listen to techno, and post sticky notes on my To Do board with the goal of clearing off the board by the end of the day.
    5. Are you a patient person? I like to think so.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Milky pink (like Nars Turkish Delight), or pinky-beige. I’ve also been loving my BE Buxom lipgloss in Clair recently, which is like a pale, translucent, shimmery mauve.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?: Mine is black licorice too! I also don’t like anything wintergreen-flavored. I used to love it, but then I OD’ed on a box of wintergreen tic tacs, and now I can’t even stand to smell it.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?: Um, a Reeses peanut butter egg?
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea. I only have one, but I love the look. I agree that they’re best in solids.
    10. Weekly goals: To get started on my spring gardening and lawn care.

  40. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Sad and wanting to cry. My neighbor’s don’t treat their dog well and she was outside today. She was looking really hungry so I fed her some of Zena’s food and she ate it all in a minute. I wish I could do something more aside from feeding her, loving her and playing with her as much as I can with a fence separating us, but every time I call the animal police (the name is evading me, sorry), they get a warning and she doesn’t get taken away. I know this dog is a breed most people would shy away from getting (she’s a pitbull), but I think she’s very adoptable as she’s very, very kind. Energetic, yes, but so very kind.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    The one I carry everyday. <a href ="http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/65282_1471536505444_1144560621_31315601_5205566_n.jpg"<A navy blue Ecko Red bag

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Speeches. Any sort. Presentations are a little easier as I can read off the Powerpoint. I still get jittery, my speech problems come back, get extremely quiet, want to run away……I don’t DO SPEECHES.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Listen to music, play with Zena, get crafty, sing……you name it, I try to do it.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    Depends. Sometimes I am, sometimes I have none.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Cool-toned pinks!

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Licorice mainly. Sugared oranges and things like that.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Um. a glass of Coca-cola.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Never tried one on, so I can’t tell you. I’d probably be a no. Buttons all the way down would irritate me.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Present my “How to Read Comics” to my favorite teacher’s Children’s Literature class and try not to just look at the Powerpoint! Answer questions to American Born Chinese. (Those that were able to read it anyway) I’m the quiet one, so I’m going to have to speak louder.

    • Karen says:

      That’s a bummer about your neighbor’s dog. :( I hope that somebody with some pull can do something to make her life better. It’s frustrating when you want to help but can’t really do anything.

      • Megan says:

        That’s awful about your neighbor’s dog. Try calling a local animal rescue, preferably one that’s chartered with the city you live in. They usually have more “pull” with the animal control officer/department for rescuing abused dogs, since they’re tied to the city’s police department anyway. And in the case of a pit bull, animal control may be more willing to step in if they know that the dog has a place to go (i.e., the shelter).

        I volunteer with a rescue and I know we’ve stepped in to take quite a few animals out of crappy circumstances. It just might work.

        • Kate & Zena says:

          I do call the local animal control and we don’t have a local animal rescue (the nearest one is actually a city over and they are overflowing as it is. We don’t actually have that much of a animal problem where we are). We don’t have a village animal control because our village is so small; all of our complaints get forwarded to the nearest one which is actually is I believe also one of the county ones.

          When the officers come, there is food and water provided so they can’t legally take Hazel (the dog) away. They do give the family a lecture about how to treat her correctly. Hazel doesn’t look emaciated, but when the family leaves, she is left outside with no toys, no food and normally no water for hours. There isn’t a lot of shade on her side either (my side is very, very shady). My mom and I watch and entertain Hazel to make sure she doesn’t bore too much.

          We have gotten the landlord involved so he does know about Hazel’s situation. The landlord at this point has more power because they aren’t supposed to have pets (we’re allowed to because it was in our previous contracts; we’ve actually been here 10 years) so he can take Hazel away if this continues.

          • Megan says:

            That sucks. :( Ugh. I hope the landlord is able to find her a better place…that girl deserves so much better.

  41. Nina says:

    heyhey!

    1. Mood: happy. its my birfday day off and the hubs and i just hung around and had lunch. i scored a pair of sandals for the summer. :D

    2. What purse are you carrying today? did not carry a purse today. i rarely do on weekends or days off.

    3. Something you have trouble doing? buckling down to exercise. i feel tired from our beach day yesterday.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? just gettin gup in the morning. i think im a bit hyper.

    5. Are you a patient person? very. :)

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? corals and dusty pinks. :)

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? i do not like salt water taffy and licorice. everything else is fair game.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? a cup of chocolate milk. i was saving room for lunch!

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? nay. theyre on the long side almost always. :)

    10. Weekly goals: survive!

  42. Megan says:

    Hi Karen! Hope your week is off to a great start. I look forward to this poll every Monday…it’s a great way to focus and get off on the right foot. :)

    1. Mood: Honestly, a little dread. I have to play outdoor volleyball tonight…aaaand it’s been pouring all day. It NEVER gets called on account of rain, so I will be sopping wet, freezing, and sandy tonight.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? My cerulean-blue Kate Spade! Gotta love a KSNY sale, and this bag is the love of my purse life. It has a polka-dotted liner and a front pocket perfect for the iPhone!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? After all these years, still–lining my lower lash line. It never looks even until I put on mascara.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I am with you on the caffeine, dance music, and push ups. Although I also do push ups before I go to bed to tire myself out!
    5. Are you a patient person? Mmm…with my cat and my kid, yes. When it comes to shopping, no. :)
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Pinks, corals, and clear gloss.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Jumping on the black licorice bandwagon. That stuff is naaaaasty!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Plain yogurt, granola, flaxseed, and maple syrup. Om nom nom.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Ooo. Good question. I’m a teeny girl, so I’ve yet to meet one that doesn’t hang like a sack on me. I say if you can pull it off–do so! The look is a good one.
    10. Weekly goals: Dye my favorite pair of sweatpants. I got a drop of bleach on them a few weeks ago, but I refuse to let them go…so I bleached them out and it’s time to dye. Gulp. I have been less scared about dyeing my hair.

  43. Alaina says:

    1. Mood: Sluggish but excited. I have a big paper due tomorrow but I’m going to Kennedy Space Center to watch the shuttle launch Friday!!

    2. What purse are you carrying today? My big black Coach bag that I got a little while ago. It’s my daily bag, simple and roomy.

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Riding a bike. I never learned when I was a kid due to bad depth perception and I’m a big scaredy-cat about learning now.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Setting timers for tasks I have to do really helps. That way, I know I have a certain amount of time until I can take a break from working so it forces me to work.

    5. Are you a patient person? Oh yes, definitely.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Mostly pinkish-browns or bright pink.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I’m with you on black licorice. Gross!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? 2 lemon cupcakes.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Very yea! I love dresses of all kinds and shirt dresses are great.

    10. Weekly goals: Start packing up my stuff. I move out of my dorm next week.
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  44. Caitlin says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good because I have the day off and the sun is shining!

    2. What purse are you carrying today? A baby pink leather Coach handbag

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Whistling, snaping my fingers and cartwheeling!

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Make lists and drink tea

    5. Are you a patient person? No, I am very impatient, except when driving strangely enough.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Pinks and nudes

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Chocolate-covered raisins! Eww!

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Toast with peanut butter and a cup of chai tea

    9. Shirt dresses- yea or nay? Yea, I think they are cute!

    10. Weekly goals: To finish up my practicum and hopefully find a job ASAP!
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  45. marisol says:

    1. Mood: trying to stay pretty optimistic during the storm
    2. What purse are you carrying today? lately it’s been all about wristlets
    3. Something you have trouble doing? push ups… weak arms
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? go out for walks or blast some tunes
    5. Are you a patient person? it depends on the situation
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? lately it’s been lip balms
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? i agree. Black licorice sucks…
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Fage yogurt & a banana
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? oh hell nay!
    10. Weekly goals: keep working out, keep looking for a job and stay positive
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  46. beth says:

    1. Mood:
    burnt out. such a long semester.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    Black Treesje Marley. Love it. seriously can fit everything.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    focusing on getting the last of my hw in and studying for finals

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    watch people around me freak out about something i should freak out over lol

    5. Are you a patient person?
    i can be when i really care about the situation at hand

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    either bold/bright pink or a pinky nude

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    good question. unsure.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    an uncrustable :-)

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    yay

    10. Weekly goals:
    get the last of my homework/lab reports in and organize my notebooks to make studying for finals easier.

  47. Elena says:

    1. Mood: Mellow jello …

    2. What purse are you carrying today? Big light brown hobo bag w/ lots of zippers – necessary for my laptop and schools supplies…

    3. Something you have trouble doing? getting out of a rut…always end up going with the same look.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? music and clean!

    5. Are you a patient person? not quite…

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? clear lip gloss

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? not to copy but not a big fan of black licorice.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? crispix cereal

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? yay w/ leggings and flats or maybe wedges

    10. Weekly goals: dye my hair red and get new glasses! its an exciting week!

  48. Alka says:

    1. Mood: Happy – despite having all three kiddos home all this week for Spring Break.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Just switched to my spring Coach bag it has white daisies embroidered on it and always makes me think of Spring.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? whistling
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? definitely caffeine preferable coffee.
    5. Are you a patient person? definitely…considering I have three kids, three dogs, two cats, two fish and one husband!
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? nude, pink
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? definitely black licorice too – I don’t even like fennel.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Hard boiled egg white, handful of almonds and a slice of honeydew melon.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Nay – belted waistbands don’t flatter my short torso.
    10. Weekly goals: Keep the natives (aka kids on spring break) from getting too restless and going Lord of the Flies on me.

  49. lo says:

    1. Mood: Cranky/hurt/conflicted. Friend break-ups suck… and are probably even more confusing than real break-ups!
    2. What purse are you carrying today? My huge Fossil crossbody. I love it for everyday school stuff!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Whistling! Ever since I had braces, my bite widened and it’s harder for me to purse my lips enough to make a real sound.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I kind of just have to tell myself to do it. There’s no motivation like waiting until the last minute haha.
    5. Are you a patient person? In some ways, yes. Like long-term situations, I can wait. But short-term stuff, I want instant gratification.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? If it’s not just balm/sheer gloss, I like pops of pink, fuchsia, and coral.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Those weirdly slick gummy-type things… they’re almost exclusively novelty candy (like body parts for halloween, and I’ve even seen rat-shaped.). They’re bland and chewy and make me feel like I’m trying to eat something rancid.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? An almond scone. So yummy.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea! I think they’re sooooo cute, but I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t make me feel short and frumpy :( I found one that I loved the shape of in Target, but it was that awful slippery, heavy polyester, so I had to pass.
    10. Weekly goals: Get a ton of studying done for my exams next week! Make time to Skype with a friend. Finish all the hw I have that’s due Friday.

  50. Elle says:

    Mood:
    Sleepy, but good.

    What purse are you carrying today?
    Brown and pink coach purse that can be carried over the shoulder or worn as a crossbody. AND it was from the outlet mall.

    Something you have trouble doing?
    I used to be a really good hula hooper. :(

    What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Music always does the trick. So does boxing. And when all else fails, a huge Diet Coke.

    Are you a patient person?
    Usually!

    What lip colors do you wear most often?
    I like corals, plums, and reds.

    Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Candy corn or licorice.

    What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Cereal and half a bagel

    Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    I have a hard time with them because they gape at the chest for me, but I do like how they look.

    Weekly goals:
    Enjoy the week, go to class, and be happy that I have Friday off!

  51. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: Cranky and meh… I’ve only one day from the school holiday…
    2. What purse are you carrying today? We’ve had guests today, so I didn’t even leave the house. If I had done that, I’d definitely carry around my XX(XXXXX)L-sized black fake leather little treasure which I got at a resort town market :).
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Blowing & popping bubblegums… and rope climbing. I don’t know about you guys, but here in Hungary that’s a standard P.E. lesson practice, and I’ve tried for ages, but I just couldn’t do that, I’m just too weak for that. And we did that every single year, and I got REALLY frustrated :P.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I drink Coke and… I usually take like 5 or 10 minutes as a break and then I usually rea djokes or listen to some music and dance.
    5. Are you a patient person? Unfortunately not. I try keeping myself from whining, but I can be really whiny and moody if I have to wait for too long.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Ahm… nude-based colors, mauve, dusty rose, peach and light coral.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Ugh. There’s a Hungarian specialty called “dianás cukor” (Diana candy)… this “Diana” thing in it is somewhat like a minty-salty rubbing alcohol, and it has hard candy shell… and it’sjust… yuck. Firstly, I’m not really a fan of minty stuff, secondly, I just hate it when I bite on the hard candy shell, and all that alcohol spreads all over my tongue :S. I’m not really a fan of alcohol/liquor-filled chocolates, either, because of the same thing (except it’s that bourbon cherry kind fo thing, but then, there’s the cherry :D). I also hate minty chocolate, coffee chocolate and marzepan, too.
    8. What did you have for breakfast today? I didn’t eat any, I didn’t feel hungry at all.
    9. Shirt dresses-yea or nay? Well, it depends. If it’s like a polo shirt dress of that kind of material, definitely nay, only for home or the beach… I don’t find the material nice and stylish enough to wear it in public. If it’s from normal shirt/blouse material, it can come if it’s of the right length, and it’s not a vivid color or of a really large-scale pattern.
    10. Weekly goals: Watch The King’s Speech (I have it on my pendrive, but didn’t get around to it), go buy theatre tickets, go on a free artist meets fans kind of talkshow :).

  52. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Tired but in a good way. I had a very fun, busy week with the family.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Chanel Reporter bag.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Standing on my head.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I don’t allow myself to eat until I work out in the morning. That motivates me real fast.
    5. Are you a patient person? Yes. I am very patient.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Coral, peach
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Gummies….yuk flavor and stick to your teeth!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? coffee..was on the run
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Nay for me.
    10. Weekly goals: Lose a few pounds. I had a gain last week

  53. Trude says:

    1. Mood: A little tired, but great otherwise!

    2. What purse are you carrying today? My trusty Epiphanie Lola bag, my camera bag disguised as a purse. One of the best gifts I’ve ever received! Don’t know what I’d do without it.

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Getting just one thing done. If I have a big list of errands to run, I’ll get it all done no problem. But if it’s just one thing, I’ll put it off for another day. :)

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? A personal rewards system. Works every time!

    5. Are you a patient person? Most days. But we all have our tipping points, don’t we? :)

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Usually a pink toned one, and never lipstick. Strictly balm and lip gloss for me!

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Black liquorice. Ewwww.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Splurged on a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte and banana bread to get me going.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yep, as long as it’s cut right and fits over my chest. Love them for work!

    10. Weekly goals: I’ve got lots of photos to blog, just need to get them processed! Also want to take my pup to the dog park with the lovely weather we’re having and work on Google Analytics.

  54. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: wiped out! back to work after a lovely 4 day weekend.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? Coach tiny bag. i did not change back to regular purse after Sunday Mass. have to change. nothing fits in this thing but lipgloss license & phone :)
    3. Something you have trouble doing? answering this question. lol
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? a shower with some peppy shower gel
    5. Are you a patient person? I have to be. I’m around patients all day
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? rose, mauve
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? black jelly beans or licorice.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? a lemon cupcake. not kidding. my boss made them for easter and brought me one :) it was my recipe. she did a great job
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? nay nay nay. i’m too broad shouldered. look like a linebacker
    10. Weekly goals: as always, to get to Friday! Oh and my college daughter is in a burlesque show on campus this weekend. I will go watch!!

  55. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Feeling slightly accomplished so early in the week which is always an amazing (but rare) feeling! Hoping that I can keep up the momentum throughout the rest of the week and next!

    2. What purse are you carrying today? My Harajuku Lovers purse :3

    3. Something you have trouble doing? I can’t roll my R’s to save my life! XD I’ve taken 3 years of Spanish, live in Southern Cali and have had ample practice in the language but double r’s will always get me XD

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I like listening to upbeat or techno music. Bentley Jones’s “So Much More” (heh…. yes from a video game) really gets me pumped up!

    5. Are you a patient person? I think I’m too patient to a fault XD I’m willing to keep being too patient with a person and let it get the best of me.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? I’m definitely in a bright pop of color sort of mood at the moment! Reds, corals, oranges, and raspberries :3

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Meh… black licorice as well…. I remember getting black licorice altoids and had to give them away because I couldn’t even finish 1 altoid! XD

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? I had a big breakfast of leftover ham, pan de sal, and an egg! I had to go straight from class to volunteering at the hospital this morning and afternoon! No lunch break for me! XD

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Sure, why not! As long as you can make it work for you, I say go for it!

    10. Weekly goals: To keep with the work in my classes and to stay on top of my lab class work!!

  56. KAREN says:

    1. Mood:- Not too bad today, optimistic I would say

    2. What purse are you carrying today?- My black Ralph Lauren Ricky purse my hunny bought me!

    3. Something you have trouble doing?- depends on how motivated I am to do it.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? listen to music, act silly, focus on the goal and redirect!

    5. Are you a patient person?- at times. depends on what i am supposed to be patient about.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?- nudes, soft pinks.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?- licorice, candy corn…

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? 3 prunes and coffee! tragic i know!

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? yea, but only when I feel skinny!

    10. Weekly goals:- i am in the spring cleaning, detox kind of mood. get rid of all crap, physically, emotionally, spiritually.. etc. u get my drift…

  57. Reesie says:

    1. Mood:
    Better than this morning…I was having a rough morning after a sad night and I logged on for your beauty poll @ 8:39 am and alas! It wasn’t there…:( check back an hour later still nada so I gave up (yeah, I was being that lame lol)…but I needed something to lift me up! Glad the day has gotten better.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    Some faux leather (pleather, si!) dupe for Steve Madden’s ruffle editions…I get a lot of compliments on it!

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Anything that requires being on time, sticking to a routine, or going out of my comfort zone. Yeah, those three.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Drink Coke (lots of it!) temporary fix though, I try and read motivational quotes, make little lists of gratitude, etc…

    5. Are you a patient person?
    Gosh is this only question #5? Lol I kid I kid…but no, I am not…not at all…

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Mostly goldish pinky glossy sheers…like MAC Instant Gold, Love Nectar and Nymphette…or sometimes I go for a nude lip like MAC Half n Half or NYX Tea with a caramelly gloss on top…I love nudes but sometimes feel they don’t compliment my skin :(

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Have to agree with you, black licorice…whips only though, I love black licorice jelly beans! Weird right?

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Was running late so I didnt have time for my usual yogurt w/granola and flaxseed…so I had a mini bag of Cheetos and soem gummi savers…the health angels weeped.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Definite yay…I love them.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Ugh…try to…try.

  58. MP says:

    1. Mood: Grumpy: I’m sick and had to go home early from work.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A simple rich tanned duffel style bag from Danier Leather
    3. Something you have trouble doing? I have trouble not doing anything and just sitting and chilling out – even when I am sick!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Yoga, yoga, yoga. My pooch, my partner in crime. Sunshine and friends.
    5. Are you a patient person? Sometimes and sometimes not.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? a glossy pink gloss from Annabelle. Been using it for years and makes my pout look pretty without it being over done.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? O’Henry Chocolate bars
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? an organic blueberry banana bread and instant coffee!
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? It depends on mood I guess and if someone can really carry it off.
    10. Weekly goals: to get better from being sick, to do some yoga once I feel better and to just keep energized about life and being grateful!

  59. Danielle says:

    1. Mood:
    Not too shabby. Have a lot on my mind but i’ve kept it underwraps for today

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    Purple Jessica Simspon purse. It’s huge! I know it’s a good purse when my iPad fits in it :)

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Living without worry!

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Use my favorite Sephora vanilla cupcake body scrub in the shower, drink my favorite coffee, and then put on my favorite music while getting ready for the day.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    not anymore :P

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Nude lipstick (color: lady’s choice, brand: benefit) or just C.O. Bigelow’s lipgloss

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    black licorice, warheads, jolly ranchers, mike and ikes, etc. ew.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Special K’s chocolate chip granola bar

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    nay

    10. Weekly goals
    make it through the week with brut strength

  60. amy says:

    1. Mood: Apprehensive. Tomorrow is the big game 7 between the Canucks and Blackhawks (hockey) Stanley Cup quarter finals. Winner moves on to semis.

    2. What purse are you carrying today? No purse, did not go out today

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Pronouncing the word “seizure”

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? 10 push ups in the morning and stretches

    5. Are you a patient person? depends, sometimes it comes and goes

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Pinks and Corals

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? My is also black licorice\

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Slept in this Easter Monday, so it was more Brunch. I had noodles.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Depends. They will have to a little tailored and with a subtle print like stripes or plaid.
    10. Weekly goals: Stay motivated

  61. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Cranky.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A black one from New York and Company that I use all the time.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Folding my laundry!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Make lists.
    5. Are you a patient person? Sometimes.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? MAC Lip glass in Spite.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Circus Peanuts.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Nothing.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea!
    10. Weekly goals: To get better because I have a back injury so I can work out again!

  62. Wendy says:

    1. Mood:
    At ease, blissful

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    Guess Satine Boudoir Shopper/Tote in cream/lavender It’s huge and can hold my At-A-Glance Weekly/Monthly appointment book, 13″ Mac laptop, make-up, brushes… with room to spare!

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Updating Quickbooks in a timely manner

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    To get motivated: focus on the negative impact of not doing it. To get energized: Drink a protein shake and a cup of coffee.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    Improving with age.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    sheer pink or MAC Jist (bronze peach)

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Cinnamon gum (Big Red) and Licorice Jelly Belly

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    leftover chocolate cake from Easter

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Yes if it is fitted.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Find time for a pedicure. Record new voicemail greeting. Buy new sandals and purse for the warmer weather.

  63. PS says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good for a Monday and not getting much sleep last night.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A generic brown tote. It’s cute though.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Sometimes staying focused on goals that I set. Also keeping new years resolutions.
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? MUSIC.
    5. Are you a patient person? Not really. I wish I was, but the reality is no not really. :(
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? subtle pink or just plain gloss with a hint of pink.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I don’t really like candy at all so I don’t really have a least favorite.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? oatmeal with cranberries & pecans.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? They are definitely cute, but not for me so yea for everyone else. :)
    10. Weekly goals: to stay motivated to study & look for another job!

    Have a wonderful week!

  64. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted!

    2. What purse are you carrying today?: Tan leather satchel.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?: Homework. The actual getting started part is the toughest.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?: Stretching and drinking tea.

    5. Are you a patient person? Very much so.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?: Plum/berry. Think Guerlain Gracia or Chanel Ballet Russe

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?: Anything licorice flavor… so nasty.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?: Easter candy!

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?: Yea, I love them. I agree though, when the skirt is too full it makes my bum look huge.

    10. Weekly goals: Seems to be the same every week, stay on track with my schoolwork!

  65. Jessica Leigh says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired … Drained

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    An Aldo camel satchel

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Everything that I planned on for the week ahead.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Listen to music, get a good night’s rest, mentally psych myself up

    5. Are you a patient person?
    It depends on the situation. I would like to think that I am, but that is just not always the case.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    Nudes. I like to play up my eyes and keep my lips soft.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    I love almost all candy – except smarties! It is like having an antacid as a treat.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Oatmeal and some blueberries

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Nay. I have never found one that I liked.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get my apartment in order, get a good sleep each night and try not to stress over the little things that I can not help

  66. Swathi says:

    1. Mood:
    Rankled . I just got up and promptly switched on my laptop to check the blog and my dad gave me an earful.

    2. What purse are you carrying today?
    A black glossy finish kind of purse by the brand Baggit ! I dunno if that brand exists outside India.

    3. Something you have trouble doing?
    Studying for hours and hours !

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized?
    Listen to soothing music or get up and dance pr just go to a nice area filled with trees and sit down for sometime.

    5. Are you a patient person?
    Mostly yes but with a few people and issues I am not.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often?
    I love red. I love coral. But as I am in college I wear light corals and pinks for now.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy?
    Ummm nothing really.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Din have breakfast yet

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay?
    Well I am bottom heavy so no!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get going to the gym !!!

  67. Charisse says:

    1. Mood: Pretty awesome right now!
    2. What purse are you carrying today? BCBG tan (almost yellow) top handle bag .. got mine from Ross!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Going to bed early
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Stretch and shower!
    5. Are you a patient person? Yes (sometimes, too patient)
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Love wearing corals and pinks. My go-tos are Mac’s Pink Nouveau and Yes to Carrots Coral lip tint
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I agree karen, black licorice!!! Mike & Ike’s aren’t my faves either
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Dried fruit
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yea! I’m currently obsessing over the Free People asymmetrical shirt dresses
    10. Weekly goals: Get more sleep and exercise!

  68. Alice says:

    1. Mood: Quite cheerful :)
    2. What purse are you carrying today? A big black leather bag, it has lots of room!
    3. Something you have trouble doing? I have never learned to stop before I’m exhausted, rather than after. This means that I’m often tired. Not good!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? I listen to music, I take a shower and use my favourite products, I make lists, and of course I DRINK COFFEE!! :D
    5. Are you a patient person? Not really, but I make an effort to be more patient
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? it’s either natural lip colors or red!
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? candied peels – blargh! I hate them.
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Ceral with milk, and a coffee.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? I love them, but I have yet to find one that doesn’t make me feel *naked*…
    10. Weekly goals:

  69. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Sultry! It must be my smokey eyes.
    2. What purse are you carrying today? I carry the same one everyday; my Coach satchel.
    3. Something you have trouble doing? Plucking my eyebrows. I’m good at it, it’s easy, but it’s the time factor. I am usually too lazy so I just pay my stylist to wax them!
    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Sometimes when I’m in class and I think about how much I hate it, I think about all the makeup I can purchase once I get my degree :D
    5. Are you a patient person? Yes.
    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Coral by far. It just looks fantastic with my skintone. I also love cool pinks and lavenders. They tend not to make me look “dead” because my lips are naturally red.
    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? Those odd light orange colored elephant peanuts. So disgusting!
    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? A Belgium waffle.
    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Nay.
    10. Weekly goals: Workout and eat lots of veggies :)

  70. Anna says:

    I’m officially later than late, but hey ho, better late than never.

    1. Mood: Tired, went to a Trey Songz concert on tuesday :) :) :) and the tiredness seems to have filtered though the week,

    2. What purse are you carrying today? Ummm a camel coloured quilted leather chanel-quese bag from Portobello road.

    3. Something you have trouble doing? Playing games…just doing have a knack for it. I cant even master the first 10 seconds of mario bros.

    4. What are some things you do to get motivated or energized? Make a pretty list with tick boxes.

    5. Are you a patient person? Depends on what it is I have to be patient about. But as I grow older, my patience tends to wear abit thinner….maybe I’ve used it all up or something lol.

    6. What lip colors do you wear most often? Nudes…..MAC Fleshpot, Creme d’nude,Myth…..love them all.

    7. Your least favorite kind of candy? I hate licorice too…dont thiink anyone likes it. We have swwets called Licorice Allsorts over here in London -and its comes in all sorts of shapes,sizes and colours…..still tastes horrible.

    8. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Cuppuccino and half and apple with peanut butter.

    9. Shirt dresses — yea or nay? Yeah, brought one today actually….its nude with tiny gold butters and a tan belt :)

    10. Weekly goals: To go to pilates, make a few important call ive been putting off and get my butt into gear…..

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