Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, August 1

Published in: Just For Fun

  • 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. 179. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Steady. It’s not exactly a mood, but it’s just what I needed. I’ve been emotionally all over the place for the past few days (partly hormonal, partly introspective ever since the baby shower last weekend), but I woke up this morning feeling like I had a better foothold on reality, as dramatic as that probably sounds.

  3. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
  4. I love all things Coco, but I don’t feel mature enough for No. 5 yet. Maybe later down the road…

  5. How often do you exfoliate?
  6. My face — every other day using the Clarisonic Mia and La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser . It’s a non-foaming face wash for sensitive and/or dry skin.

    My bod, I exfoliate a little less often, maybe once or twice a week, using whichever body scrub I happen to have in my shower. Lately that’s been Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox Whole Body Scrub.

    It really depends on my schedule. When I’m pressed for time, I’m willing to skip exfoliating my body to give myself more time for other things.

  7. Do you enjoy house cleaning?
  8. No, not at all, but I do enjoy how I feel when I’m done and the place looks better, and I know that it’s actually clean.

  9. One of your weird quirks?
  10. I get all Fast & Furious when I’m driving on the freeway and get stuck in a lane between two big rigs. Makes me super nervous, for some reason.

  11. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
  12. A coral and gold bracelet I’ve had since I was a kid. I wore it all the time in college, but I put it away some years after almost losing it once at work (I have a chronic problem with losing jewelry, which is why I prefer costume stuff). Now I have it stowed away in a safe place and rarely take it out. I’d be heartbroken if it ever disappeared, so I’d rather just know it exists somewhere safe, than actually wear and possibly lose it. Weird, I know.

  13. Are you a card shark?
  14. Nope. I’m terrible at card games, actually. I can never remember the rules; I can’t tell you how many times El Hub has tried to teach me poker.

    “Blackjack! Oh — that’s a different game?”

  15. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
  16. That’s a tough one! I don’t have any tattoos, but that’s one I just might get to memorialize Tabs when the time comes for him to go meet his friends at the rainbow bridge (I can barely bring myself to think about it!).

    I’ve had many pets and have shared deep connections with them before, but none have been like the bond I have with Tabs. He’s a very, very special kitty — a once in a lifetime cat companion.

  17. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
  18. I’m wearing the same makeup I wore to my BFF’s shower on Saturday, which has been my go-to look as of late. Eyes: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base; MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot; MAC Eyeshadows in Ricepaper, Soft Brown and Arena; MAC Eye Kohl in Feline; Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara topped with Buxom Amplified; and Benefit Instant Brow. Lips: MAC Lipstick in Impassioned. Cheeks: NARS Orgasm, Albatross and Laguna Blush/Bronzer Trio.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To make healthy food choices every day this week (I ate too much frozen crap, aka “bullsh*t food,” last week), to exercise at least 30 minutes each day, to find a good fitness app for my iPhone (got any recs?), and to read for at least two hours every day (a lot, I know, but it’s like mental exercise).

Geez, August, already? I know that technically we still have plenty of summer left, but I can’t even bear to think about it getting cold again. I’m not ready!

But one thing I am ready for is to hear from you. How ’bout we get this party started with the Monday Poll? :)

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



1. Mood:
2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
3. How often do you exfoliate?
4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
5. One of your weird quirks?
6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
7. Are you a card shark?
8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
10. Weekly goals:

I think you and I are going to have a great week. I can feel it in my knees. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

111 Comments

Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 111 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Taffy says:

    Are your knees all tingly?

    1. Mood – Sleepy but less stressed than I’ve been in a year
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? – There’s nothing wrong with it…it is a classic but it’s not me. My scent is Salvador Dali, which isn’t always easy to find!
    3. How often do you exfoliate? – Pretty much never!
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? – Is this a trick question? Who likes to clean?:)
    5. One of your weird quirks? –I Have to run errands in a straight line if that is at all possible. For some reason, I hate to double back for something.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? – My Granny’s pearls, they are at least 50 years old.
    7. Are you a card shark? – Nope!
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? – I’ve had and loved lots of pets, how could I settle on just one?
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? – I’m just chillin’ at home (Simcoe day in Ontario) so I’m barefaced today.
    10. Weekly goals – Shred a metric ton of old paper, reorganize my shoes, choose my classes for September and see a movie.

  2. sarahc says:

    1. Mood:
    Great! I love the hot weather we’ve been having lately.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Leave it. It’s just not for me. Too old lady.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Whenever I remember, which is almost never!

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    No I like it when everyone else does it instead. :)

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    Whenever I drink water I have to drink exactly 18 sips at a time.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    A pink plastic ring I got from a toy vending machine when I was 3.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    Well I can count cards when I play blackjack, but I’m no good at poker.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    Absolutely!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Not wearing any makeup at all yet.

    10. Weekly goals:
    To prepare for a meeting at work that I have to give a presentation in. That’s the only thing I’m worried about doing a good job on.

    Happy Monday, everyone!

  3. Nina says:

    1. Mood: a bit sick today. :-/

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? for me, leave it. it just feels heavy and dare i say, old to me.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? face – gently, everyday using philosophy’s microdelivery exfoliating wash.

    body – every 2 days or so.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? the house? not really, it just needs to be done.

    5. One of your weird quirks? ive been known to drive back home to check if i locked the door. ocd, i have it.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? a cross that my mom gave me when i was 8.

    7. Are you a card shark? no! im so bad at card games.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? im not sure. probably not.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? nars smudgeproof eyeshadow primer + mac gorgeous gold and magnetic fields, mufe aqua liner in 21L + mac cream color base in improper copper and rock and republic blush in seduce + nothing yet. just done eating lunch and will reapply in a bit.

    10. Weekly goals: feel better.

  4. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Annoyed. The bosses are interrupting me to give me new work every 5 mins then come and interrupt me and ask me for other things – which means nothing is getting done. I’m a hamster in a wheel right now.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face – with a daily scrub – body 3x/week
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? As much as I love grocery shopping. I’m not being sarcastic (sarcasm)
    5. One of your weird quirks? Can’t stand people/animals slurping/licking sounds. Heidi Klum and your Light and Fit yogurt commerical, I’m talking to you girl! (I know, totally weird but it’s like nails on chalkboard to me)
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A shell necklace my mom got in Hawaii in the 80′s
    7. Are you a card shark? nah
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Uh no.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Lorac all the way today!
    10. Weekly goals:
    Keep eating healthy salads for lunch – lost 3 lbs last week!

  5. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Kinda tired as usal for a Monday, but otherwise not bad.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    I have never smelled it, so I’m not sure. I’ll have to try it next time I’m at the perfume counter.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    My face – every day using my Clarisonic. Once I week I use the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.
    My body – probably once a week. I use the body brush on the Clarisonic for my chest and shoulders and use a scrubby pad for the rest of my body.

    4. Do you enjoy house cleaning?
    No, not at all. Sometimes I feel motivated to get a bunch of cleaning done, but it’s still a chore.

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    When I brush my teeth I always rinse the same number of times.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    Probably some of the gold jewelry I got from India. It’s too flashy to wear every day, so I reserve for occasions when I wear Indian clothes.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    Nope. Although, when I was young I used to play rummy with my grandfather.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    No. I love my pets dearly and just thinking about them being gone makes me tear up, but I would rather remember them with pictures. I’m off to a good start with the hundreds I have on my phone. :-)

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette, Lips: Wet ‘n’ Wild Lip Pencil in 666 and clear gloss, Cheeks: One of the Carmindy brand cream blushes.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Go to the dry cleaner, return some clothes to the mall. I’ve been doing good keeping up with my meal planning for the past couple of weeks, so I hope to keep it up again this week.

    I can’t believe it’s August either. This summer has just flown by. The only good think is that this is my birthday month (20th)! Have a great day! :-)

  6. TJ says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy, yet hopeful. I was a little frantic earlier, but those endorphins from the walk I just took have started to kick in. Yay!
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Love it on others and in tiny quantities on myself.
    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Maybe twice a week face (any more and my skin starts getting sensitive), once a week body.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    I enjoy the results, but I have to encourage myself through the process, if you know what I mean.
    5. One of your weird quirks?
    My mom is this huge nature freak. I grew up being a huge city freak. Now I’m a huge nature freak. Sigh.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    My first real pearls that my dad gave me when I joined my sorority. And the diamond heart pendant that my folks gave me for my birthday.
    7. Are you a card shark?
    I used to be. Now, not so much.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    No. Something about needles and pain.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Just finished working out so that would be moisturizer/sun protection.
    10. Weekly goals:
    To get stuff done and have fun!

  7. Christina says:

    1. Mood: A little sleepy because a loading truck near my apartment kept making loud BEEP BEEP noises that woke me up at 6 am (was planning on waking up at 8:30 am but WHATEVER TRUCK WHATEVER D: )

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I’m definitely not mature enough for that scent XD But I do think Chanel Chance (in the pink bottle) is a rather lovely scent.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Probably every other day? I have the Clarisonic Plus and use the Clinique Facial Liquid Soap for Oily Skin. For my body, I use this great Korean exfoliating mitt that I got from a Korean market here in San Diego. I probably use it every other day too as to not overwhelm my skin!

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Definitely not. But when I’m stressed, I like to drop everything I’m doing and get my room or apartment back in order. I definitely feel a sense of calm afterwards (totally cleaned my messy apartment in honor of the new summer session that started today!)

    5. One of your weird quirks? I’m super ticklish! When I can tell people are about to poke me just to tickle me I already start to twitch and laugh XD

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? It would probably be a pair of gold stud earrings I “borrowed” from my mom when I was in elementary school X)

    7. Are you a card shark? Not unless Solitaire counts….

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I don’t have a pet TT__TT But I would get a tattoo of a sampaguita with words in Tagalog around it :)

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? For my eyes, I used Sephora’s Smoky Kohl Eyeliner in Bronze, my cheeks are bare but, on my lips, I have MAC Impassioned topped off with Evolution Revolution :)

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my first draft of my pharmacy school essay XD And to not fall behind in my metabolic biochemistry class XD

  8. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Happy!

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?: Leave it. I agree, Karen, I don’t feel old enough for it. A roommate I had freshman year wore it exclusively. She was 17 at the time too. She smelled like a grandmother.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?: Everyday pretty much with wash cloth in the shower.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?: Depends if I’m in the mood for it. Usually I do though.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I write in cursive all the time. I never thought anything of it until I was in college and got comments all the time like “I haven’t used that since 4th grade” and “no one uses cursive anymore.” I don’t understand what’s so strange/wrong with it!

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?: The earrings I wear every day – they were my mother’s when she was young, so probably about ~50 years or so.

    7. Are you a card shark?: No way.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?: I actually just thought about this yesterday. The tattoo artist would have to be pretty damn good.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?: Maybelline Full N Soft in black/Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Guet-Apens/nothing

    10. Weekly goals: get my sleep schedule back on track!

  9. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Sneezy. That’s not a mood, I guess, but it’s the proper adjective for me this morning!
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it, for now, at least. Too mature for me.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face? One or two times a week.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Not really, but I enjoy clean things, so I clean every weekend.
    5. One of your weird quirks? I refuse to wear a watch. I hate having time strapped to my wrist.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? My parents bought a set of birthstone jewelry when I was born.
    7. Are you a card shark? Nope! I quickly lose interest in card games.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? indie shadows on my eyes (silver, pink, gunmetal), MAC Quite Cute in Sakura on my cheeks, bare lips.
    10. Weekly goals: Get the new doggie used to being alone, and find some time to exercise!
    Larie recently posted … July Favorites

    • Karen says:

      Hi Larie,

      Oh, cool! When did you get a new dog? What’s he/she like?

    • Kate & Zena says:

      Hi Larie!

      Congratulations on your new dog! If I could suggest two tips to help you train your dog to become used to being alone, I suggest buying some distraction toys so when you leave, he/she has something to do and won’t notice you gone when you leave. When you give your dog something to do, they won’t become lonely or bored and try to destroy the house. Try filling a Kong with peanut butter and let him chase it around trying to lick all the peanut butter out! There are also intelligence toys. When you first introduce a toy (even a distraction toy!), do it when your at home so you can see if they like it or not. Not all dogs will like one toy. Zena HATES Kongs, even Kongs filled with peanut butter (surprising, considering how much she loves peanut butter.) Play around and see what your dog likes. You can even buy devices that throw new toys to your dog every 10/20/30 minutes (you can pick the time) so they don’t bore!

      The other tips is I suggest leaving, at first, for small periods of time. When he/she gets used to 10 minutes or so, build it up! The idea is to build up your dog’s confidence and security, not make your dog insecure!

      Again, congratulations on your new doggy!
      -Katie

  10. Fieran says:

    1. Mood: Alright, even though it’s Monday and I know I’ll make it through the week. *fingers crossed*
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I smelled it once or twice and didn’t like it.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? At least once a week. Sometimes twice.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Yes, but I need to get into my special cleaning mode :)
    5. One of your weird quirks? I always, always wrap all my books with clear book cover plastic before reading them. I don’t like my books to look old.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A gold chain with my name in cursive as the pendant. I don’t really wear it anymore, but it’s a nice keepsake.
    7. Are you a card shark? Nope and never will be. I don’t think cards are my thing.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I don’t have a pet and tattoos are pretty but they are not for me.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? MAC Patina, Romp and Bows & Curtsies, lined with Buried Treasure. Also wearing Splashproof mascara, Bite of an Apple, and Rouge Coco Shine in Bel-Ami.
    10. Weekly goals: Gym at least twice this week, eat healthy and be productive at work.

  11. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Happy it’s my birthday today!
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I’ve never smelled it so I don’t know
    3. How often do you exfoliate? I have a exfoliating puff and I’ve been using Soft Soap Coconut scrub bath wash smells yum
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? sometimes actually. When I get down to serious cleaning I’m really in the mood for it and it’s not so bad.
    5. One of your weird quirks? I enjoy watching QVC and HSN before i go to sleep. All snuggled up under the covers it relaxes me lol
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I have my hs ring and an amethyst claddagh ring my mom got me when I was in hs.
    7. Are you a card shark? at War haha
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing right now I woke up late lol
    10. Weekly goals: enjoy the rest of my birthday, work out, relax and read the stack of books on my coffee table.

  12. 1. Mood: *BLAH*

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? i’m gonna go with leave it. like you, i feel it’s a bit too matronly for me at this point.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? not often because i do a gentle exfoliation every day either with a muslin cloth or with Lush’s Herbalism cleanser.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? heck no! i put it off a lot because once i start, i CANNOT stop until surfaces are gleaming. some may consider that a good thing, but it’s not when you’re cleaning for like, 8 hours straight.

    5. One of your weird quirks? i scrunch my nose when i do my hair. even if it’s just straightening my bangs :p.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? hmmm… i’ve only started getting into jewelry, but i have a Tiffany bracelet that i’ve had for a while and a cross pendant i’ve had since my 18th birthday.

    7. Are you a card shark? not at all! i still don’t understand poker… i think the most complicated i can get is Go Fish and Slap Jack. =/

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? i don’t have a pet, so i can’t really answer this question…

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? My go-to look lately has been this: NYX HD primer on the lids, UD Sin all over the lids, UD Virgin on the inner corners, then a combo of UD’s Naked & Buck on the crease for more depth, and Eyeko’s Graffiti Eyeliner to line the upper lash line. Lips & Cheeks alternate between MAC Vegas Volt lipstick / Warmth of Coral mineralize blush and MAC Fuchsia Fix TLC / Feeling Flush mineralize blush. however, i always bronzed up using Lancome’s star bronzer in éclat bronze.

    10. Weekly goals: to succeed in my spending ban! wish me luck! :p
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … Eyeko Pretty London: More Than Just Cute Packaging

  13. Jayne says:

    1. Mood: Stressed, yet glad. I’m expecting family coming in from out of state and am trying to work and get the house ready for the guests.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it. Something about it seems abrasive after it’s on my skin.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face, every other day, using simply brown sugar and coconut oil with a warm washcloth. For my body, I do the same but just on dry skin with my hands. It’s nothing fancy, but it works wonderfully on my skin.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? NO. Not at all. But I do get in moods to where I have to do it.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I have fake “hiccups” caused by a medical condition that cause me to make strange, high-pitched hiccupy noises every day, usually quite a bit throughout the day.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? That I’ve had the longest? A simple silver charm bracelet given to me by my grandmother when I was very young. The piece of jewelry I own that is oldest? A STUNNING jaguar broach with emerald eyes that I found in an antique store two years ago.

    7. Are you a card shark? Not particularly.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Probably not. I’m a little commitment-phobic, so I don’t like the idea of tattoos in general. My dog passed away yesterday and while I’m taking it very hard, I still don’t think I would get a tattoo in his honor.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? No makeup yet! Still cleaning. But planning most likely a sweep of UD Virgin on the lids and as a highlight, Cha Cha Tint on the cheeks, and Revlon Coralberry on the lips. Simple but effective.

    10. Weekly goals: Relax with my family without spending too much time working! Start looking for rescue dogs to round out our family.

  14. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Emotionally wrung out.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I have never liked it, I know it’s a classic, but not for me.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Once every weeek or so.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Depends. I clean houses for extra cash & cash makes me much more entuhsiastic.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I like to cook around 2 am.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? Well I have a couple of vintage family pieces that are over 200 years old. My personal first piece is a St. Christophers medal, it’s 44.

    7. Are you a card shark? At BlackJack, yes. I just figured out poker recently when my Hubby said “It’s Yahtzee, but with cards instead of dice.” Bingo!

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No, but when our Heeler Maggir Jo died in Dec of ’09 my Husband had a tiny tattoo of her tag w/ her name & the date on it added to his “sleeve”.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Naked/Nude/None…today is my Sunday.

    10. Weekly goals: To try and figure out where the heck July went! Is it really August already?

  15. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A little bored. It’s been a slow day for me.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?: i love it, but I have never really worn it. I think it’s such a classic, I should respect it even if I don’t use it. Is that weird?

    3. How often do you exfoliate?: In the shower, everyday, using Lush I Should Coco. Facially, maybe 4x a week.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?: Sometimes. It’s a tedious job, but afterwards I feel really good about my clean home.

    5. One of your weird quirks?: I have many, many quirks, but I really cannot eat unless I am watching TV or a video on Youtube. Sometimes I can substitute a book, but I have to be doing something else.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?: A cheap, ugly cross necklace I bought from Strawberry (NYC fashion store). I bought it 12 years ago when I was 14. Even though it’s ugly, I cannot throw it away.

    7. Are you a card shark?: Nah. I wish I knew how to play poker. Can anyone teach me?

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?: That’s a little too cat ladyish for me. I love my cats enough to share my fish dinner with them, but not enough to get a tattoo of them.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?: Right now I’m just wearing Revlon Baby Berry on my lips.

    10. Weekly goals: Keep up with my goal of posting on my blog every day (I’m doing well so far!), photograph more EOTDs and tutorials, and finish filling out some forms for NYU.

  16. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Abit blaah.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I dont like heavy scents very much and I dont even think I’ll grow to like it with age either. Love the bottle though lol.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? About 3-4 times a week.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Yes, I’m abit ‘Monica’ when it comes to cleaning. I think of it as execise and love taking a step back and admiring a clean house……until someone comes along 2mins later and undo’s all the scrubbing and vacuuming !!

    5. One of your weird quirks? I always think I forgot to look my front door and sometimes turn back…even if I can visualise/see/remember closing it.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? My chinese jade bangle my mum gave me.

    7. Are you a card shark? Nope, crap…thats why I would never play strip poker lolol…be naked in under 2 rounds.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Nope.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing, bare faced at the mo…its too hot (here in London, yes London) to wear anything.

    10. Weekly goals: To get to pilates class a couple of times this week, to finish doing some shopping for work clothes and to get to MAC to buy backups of Growing trend lipstick !!!!

  17. Karen, an AMAZING fitness app is Nike Women’s Trainer!
    Its free! You can choose tons of different workouts, of all different lengths and add your own playlist! Its like your own personal Trainer!

    Lots of Love xx

  18. Mel says:

    1. Mood:
    A little funky. I had some serious digestion issues last night before bed and it’s kept me pretty wiped out all day.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Leave it – too heavy.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Nightly with my DDF & Proactiv

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    It’s a Love/Hate relationship. Even though my husband has offered to hire a cleaner to clean our house 1 – 2 times a month, I can’t bring myself to do it – could they really clean my house as good as me?

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    I laugh when I’m nervous and I keep forgetting how old I really am.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    My grandmother’s best friend (Mildred) wedding band that I wear everyday. Mildred was married in 1918.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    HA HA – no! I’m horrible!

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    No….but I do keep my pets ashes. I always thought I would secrelty spread them over Diamond Head.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Maybelline eye shadow & liner, Sephora mascara

    10. Weekly goals:
    To stick with my workout schedule which includes 4 days of Bikram Yoga and 3 day of Weight Lifting….I CAN DO IT!!!

  19. Trisha says:

    I’m not ready for summer to end, either. It’s making me sad. :(

    1. Mood: Pretty good. I sort of feel like shirking my responsibilities today. And reading.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Ok…time for some truth: I don’t even know what it smells like. I try to stay away from traditional perfume because it tends to make me break out in hives.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Sporadically. I think my forehead could use a good exfoliation right about now, though.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Well, if I get in the mood yes. I picked up part of my apartment recently when I was in one of those moods and it felt good. But I don’t like to clean when I HAVE to. Know what I mean?

    5. One of your weird quirks? I have a really high tolerance for pain. I’m known for it. My brother tells this story: we were camping as a family. I was around 2 or 3, and he was 8 or 9. There was a cement bridge across a creek. I ran across and trip, landing forward and smacking my face hard on the concrete. My brother was like, “Oh no!”, but I just stood up, giggled, and kept running.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I have a silver and turquoise broach that my mom gave me. It was hers and she didn’t want it anymore, but now it’s just buried in my jewelry box and never worn anyway.

    7. Are you a card shark? Nope. I don’t even know how to play poker.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Maybe if I had a pet… I see the allure.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? I am currently makeup-naked. Ask me again later. :)

    10. Weekly goals: Go on lots of bike rides. And go to hot yoga!
    Trisha recently posted … Nutrisystem Nation Week 16 Results and Body Measurements

  20. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Not too excited about the fact that it’s Monday. The weekend is so freeing… getting back into the office behind my desk is just… blah.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Meh. Not my favorite.
    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Face: 2-3 times a week, either by using a washcloth, the oil method, or baking soda mixed in with my facewash. I think the oil method is one of my favorites.
    Body: every day. I use exfoliating gloves, and I love them so much! I love how they make my skin feel, and it’s nice to not have a buildup of whatever. They’re fairly gentle, too. heart!
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    That would be… no. Not usually. It’s easier when I have energy, but still not something I like to do with my spare time. I’m with you on liking things when they’re clean, though, Karen!
    5. One of your weird quirks?
    I say certain words with an accent… usually after I’ve said something, and then just add one word for emphasis. “Probably” or “usually,” for example, can punctuate a sentence and are often said in an old-english grandmarm kind of voice. And then someone will say, “uh… what was that?” and I realize that I am acting not-so-normal.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    Probably a necklace & anklet I got in mexico. I had an AWESOME whale necklace from when I was like, 5 or 6 that I wore a lot in high school and college, but the chain started getting worn out and I ended up losing it :(
    7. Are you a card shark?
    meh. I’m fairly good at card games, but I don’t tend to gravitate towards them.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    If it was an impressionistic tattoo, and not a real “likeness” per say… maybe. But I’m not getting anyone or anything’s face tattooed on my body.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    eyes: UD Ransom eyeliner, bare minerals flawless definition mascara
    lips: chapstick
    cheeks/face: Benefit’s Dandelion powder. Keeping things basic today… it’s cleaning day at work!
    10. Weekly goals:
    to exercise every day (not counting walking to and from work), to study for the GREs on the lunches that I don’t spend with my hubby, and to finish a first draft of my revised paper for grad apps! woohoo!!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Shannon,

      All this grad school talk is all very exciting! I’m sorry if I’ve asked you already, but where are you going to apply and what do you plan on studying?

  21. gio says:

    1. Mood: tired

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? love it.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? twice a week.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? nope!

    5. One of your weird quirks? Whenever I lock my front door, I have to go back a couple of times and check if it is really locked. I always fear to leave the house without locking it.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? a simple white gold ring.

    7. Are you a card shark? nope.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I don’t have a pet.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? nothing today, I’m letting my skin breathe.

    10. Weekly goals: just relax
    gio recently posted … Product Review: BFTE Mineral Eyeshadows

  22. Jennifer says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy (but not tired/fatigued, if you know what I mean). Sleepy, but still positive, I guess?
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it! Not a fan on me, it just does not react with my body chemistry well.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face – once a day, with my Clarisonic and Clean & Clear deep clean cream cleanser (which is starting to become a fave!). Body – once every week or two? Not nearly as often, but when I do, it’s pretty intensive.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Yes. It takes a LOT of nagging to get me to clean something, but I do love it, I’m good at it, and the feeling of a super clean room afterward is just total bliss.
    5. One of your weird quirks? I can watch certain shows & movies again and again. Like literally back-to-back after I just finished watching it. Ocean’s Eleven – guilty.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A white gold ring my mother bought me for my 16th birthday.
    7. Are you a card shark? Not at all, unless you count Uno… But I’d love to learn.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Don’t have a pet! :(
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing yet, but planning on: Guerlain Le 2 mascara, MAC’s Pink Swoon blush, and Chanel Romance Rouge Coco Shine!
    10. Weekly goals: Sleep at normal human hours. Run 3 miles at least three times this week. Do some serious cosmetic budgeting! Wear a super bright lipstick in public at least once this week.

  23. 1. Mood: Steady and surpisingly unstressed although I didn’t sleep well last night, overslept this morning, and my blood glucose numbers seem to be all over the board today.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it. I never smelled it and I think it might be too overrated for me to even dare try it. I’m an Obsession type of girl. :-D

    3. How often do you exfoliate? I exfloliate about once a week. Four times if you count washing your face with a Clarisonic Mia.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? To quote Whitney Houston “AW, HELL TO NAH!” But I do it because I hate messes.

    5. One of your weird quirks? One of my weirdest quirks? I stack the dishes and bowls neatly in the sink before I wash them.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? The oldest piece of jewelry I own is Nefertiti (sp?) pin I received as a college graduation gift in 1994. Second, my wedding ring.

    7. Are you a card shark? No.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? She’s pretty much tattooed my ankles with scratches and scars, so no.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Today it is just mattifying primer with SPF 20 because it is HOT, HOT, HOT in NYC.

    10. Weekly goals:
    1. Go to my diabetes self-management class;
    2. Get in a little bit of exercise twice this week; and
    3. Complie some stats at work.
    BrooklynShoeBabe recently posted … Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.

  24. Maria says:

    I’ve been using myfitnesspal since January and I love it! They have an app for the iphone.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maria,

      Another friend recommended that App. Is it easy to use? And has it helped you lose weight?

      • Kelly Girl says:

        I have been using My Fitness Pal, too, and I LOVE IT! 14 lbs later….
        I seriously rocks my socks. At the end of the day, you can complete the days entry and it will tell you how much you would weigh in 5 weeks “if every day were like today”. And it was free, but I have used about 5 other similar apps, some that I paid for, and none are even close. Beware, though, because you can get a little OCD with the food tracking stuff. Good luck with whatever you choose!

  25. Steffi says:

    1. Mood: A bit tired but alright.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it. Not a fan of it especially for the price.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face- at least every couple of days with Olay’s face brush(until I can afford a Clarisonic). Body- twice a week.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? hahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    5. One of your weird quirks? I have to set my alarm for an odd time..like 6:31, 5:44, something like that.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A gold and agate bracelet my grandmother gave me when I was a kid. I never wear it out of fear of losing it, and since she passed away earlier this year I want to make sure I hold on to it.

    7. Are you a card shark? I’m terrible at card games.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? If I could get past my fear of needles sure.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Just LORAC’s tinted moisturizer in Dare to Bare.

    10. Weekly goals: Survive. This is week three of having no day off.

  26. 1. Mood: Working and I have to take a short break and answer the Monday poll.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I like it all fresh just like a newly bathed baby.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Just once or twice a week.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? I’m an obsessed OC – I must say!
    5. One of your weird quirks? Ooops – crossing the street alone bothers me a great deal.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? The fist jewelry I owned was a ring given to me by my mother.
    7. Are you a card shark? I am an amateur poker player!
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I haven’t thought of that. Although my love for my dog is immeasurable, I can’t imagine having a tattoo anywhere in my body.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? I only have a lip balm on my face.
    10. Weekly goals: To bathe my Little Lil and watch a movie alone!

  27. Sherice says:

    1. Mood:
    Nervous…they are downsizing at my job…scary times indeed

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    I’ve actually never smelled it…*the perfume gods gasp in horror!

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    I have pretty good skin so maybe once every few months…anything more will irritate it…and I always use a homemade scrub made out of brown sugar and lemon juice…leaves skin feeling baby soft afterward.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    As I age, I find cleaning to be therapuetic instead of a chore…I love fresh scents

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    Continuously checking to make sure I haven’t lost my house keys or cell phone…I will rummage through a purse 14 times a day just to make sure.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    An indian coral stone sterling silver ring I got from my biological father when I was about 15, which is also the age I met him.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    I’m the biggest card dummy there ever was! I can’t even play 21…I know, I know, all you have to do is count 21…math isn’t my strong point!

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    No. I’m not really an animal person

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Bare, bare, bare…I need to put on lipgloss as we speak

    10. Weekly goals:
    Continue my job search, maintain a more positive outlook, finish reading The Help (excellent book!!) Find a new book to read.

  28. Erin says:

    1. Mood: Eh. I’m sick right now, so just kinda blah. So excited for Friday though as my hubs is coming back from visiting his family overseas and I miss him so much.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Never actually smelled it, but I hold it in high regard as the epitome of glamour.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Whenever I feel like I should.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Judging by the current state of my apartment, I’m gonna say no.
    5. One of your weird quirks? I write way too many to do lists, I have to rewrite them if I mess up.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? My mom’s wedding and engagement ring from my dad.
    7. Are you a card shark? I’m pretty decent at Euchre. Still have no idea how to play poker though!
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No pets!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Au Natural today. Part of being sick :(.
    10. Weekly goals: Regular blog posts, heavy cleaning before hubs gets back, and some serious studying for the summer class.
    Erin recently posted … I’m broke, but I’m happy.

  29. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I hate Mondays.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Love it! My mother wore it. It was my first perfume. I have 300 now and Chanel No. 5 is always a part of my collection.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Every day.I alternate Retin A and Glycolic acid on my face at night. I use a poof in the shower to exfoliate my body.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? No, no, 1000X no!
    5. One of your weird quirks? I can’t think of any
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I have a necklace that was my grandmother’s.
    7. Are you a card shark? Not at all. I don”t care for card games.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No tattoos for me.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing. I just got out of the pool.
    10. Weekly goals: Track points ( Weight Watchers)

  30. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Fine!
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I used to have it when I was younger, but I can’t say I loved it.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Not too often, because I have a very sensitive skin. I have not done it lately, my skin is in good condition now.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? No, no, and no! I love everything clean though!
    5. One of your weird quirks? I always have to check I have not left the hot plate on when I’m leaving the house.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I have some pieces from my grandmother.
    7. Are you a card shark? It can happen. I just have to know or learn the rules.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Never. No tattoos.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? All Neo Sci Fi.
    10. Weekly goals: Back at work again…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rita,

      Neo Sci Fi! You’re taking me back… I loved that released.

      Anywho, my skin’s sensitive, too. What are your favorite face products?

  31. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood: happy. I had a facial today, my first in a while, and it wasn’t as painful and redness causing as I remember

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? leave it, it’s just too heavy and old lady smelling for me

    3. How often do you exfoliate? twice a week for a my face and I wash with a lufah in the shower every time which exfoliates lightly

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? ha, no. I dont mind organizing though

    5. One of your weird quirks? i really enjoy grooming people, I’m always trying to pin my boyfriend down to pluck his eyebrows

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? a watch that my grandmother gave me that she got for her 18th birthday

    7. Are you a card shark? no, I’m just like you. I can never remember the rules

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? probably not.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing at the moment because of said facial

    10. Weekly goals: eat more veggies, do a little GRE studying ever day, go to the gym at least 2 times this week
    luv2smilexo recently posted … Sunday Stuff You Can’t Have

    • Karen says:

      Ahh, jealous! I keep meaning to book a facial but haven’t had the time to go in. Did you get one of those deep cleaning ones with extractions and everything?

  32. Nalina says:

    1. Mood: It’s thunderstorming and I just got back from a shopping adventure with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. I feel pretty dang fabulous!
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I don’t really care for it. However, I am a hardcore, die hard fan of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? I use an exfoliating facial cleanser every day. Either Clean & Clear, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, or LUSH’s Sea Salt.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Not really… ::looks around at pile of clean clothes to fold::
    5. One of your weird quirks? When I am sitting and watching t.v. I unconsciously rub my toes together. LOL
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A mickey mouse wristwatch my grandmother gave me when I was 6.
    7. Are you a card shark? Good god, no. I am terrible at cards.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Probably not. Their name, maybe. But not a portrait.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Yes, I have them. haha! Wearing NARS Shadow Primer, NARS Earth Angel eyeshadow duo, MUFE Waterproof eyeliner in black, Estee Lauder Wonderlash mascara, NARS Oasis blush, MAC Baked Bronzer in Golden, NARS Albatross Highlighter, and NARS Bad Education lip gloss.
    10. Weekly goals: Survive the work week and finish my final project for summer semester tomorrow by 5pm.
    Nalina recently posted … Inglot Swatches… Finally!

  33. wendy says:

    1. Mood: a bit nervous for no reason… donno why
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? it is not my thing. I prefer something unisex.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? 3 times a week.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? not really..
    5. One of your weird quirks? I eat mints hundred times a day.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I don’t really wear jewelry..
    7. Are you a card shark? no, very bad in it.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I don’t have tattoo yet..
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? eyes: NARS Indian Summer+Madison Avenue liner/ Lips: Dior Shine Miss Dior/ Cheeks: NARS: deep throat
    10. Weekly goals: I just wanna enjoy the sun as much as I can.. this week is probably the last week of nice weather in London…

  34. Yilise says:

    1. Mood:

    A little blue, but not really. I can’t believe it’s August already. Before I know it, it’s going to be Christmas and a year would have flew by without my even knowing.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?

    I remember it’s a very synthetic fragrance. So, nope.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?

    For my face, at least once a week. For my body, usually when I find my skin feeling flaky, so not as often as I should.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?

    no. I wish I can hire a cleaner as the husband often suggest. But we live in such a tiny apartment that hiring a cleaner would be a joke.

    5. One of your weird quirks?

    hm. I use a face mask on my feet? I like to wear sandals and frequently forget to use moisturizer on them so my feet get really dry. I have this huge tube of marine mud mask that I can’t imagine ever finishing so every now and then when I feel the feet getting too dry and ugly, I’ll slather the mask over them and leave them on for 20 mins (while sitting on the toilet seat with a book). It seems to work as the feet aren’t as icky as they used to be.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?

    a moonstone pendent. I’ve had it since I was fifteen and wore it everyday until I was eighteen (under my uniform on a gold chain masquerading as a religious piece, I went to a strict school where jewelry is forbidden. it’s a wonder I didn’t get caught by the discipline mistress!) The chain and hook broke and was replaced twice I think. I still wear it occasionally and it has great sentimental value.

    7. Are you a card shark?

    I enjoy the occasional game, but no, not really. I find card games interesting only if you do it with friends and gossip.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?

    I don’t have a pet but entertain the thought of a tattoo. except I have no threshold for pain.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?

    I’m not wearing foundation/blush today, but I’m trying out Shiseido hydroshadow in violet. Lips is tokidoki gelato, grape color.

    10. Weekly goals:

    This is shaping up to be a busy week. Goals would be to finish all the food in the fridge and also do as much work as possible before the tenth year anniversary getaway to Catalina Island next Mon with the husband!

  35. Kali says:

    1. Mood: I’m in a pretty good mood although I busted my iPhone screen this morning and am not looking forward to going to work tonight
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it
    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face about once a week
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Heck no.
    5. One of your weird quirks? Hmm…probably that in 106 degree weather I still like having my space heater on underneath my desk
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? My engagement ring, which isn’t too long ago
    7. Are you a card shark? Not really but I do enjoy a game of progressive rummy every now and then
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No. I have too many pets (we have a farm) and that could creat bad blood and jealousy between them ;-)
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing currently. My recent gave has been a cateye with Vex all over the lid though
    10. Weekly goals: get some stuff organized and make some good tips waitressing this week!

  36. Emily says:

    1. Mood:
    Relieved to be done with work and practice–finally home! Hello Law & Order!
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Well, I’m only 14 years old, so I think I’ll stick with my DKNY Be Delicious.
    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    3-4 times a week in the shower.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    LOL–not at all!
    5. One of your weird quirks?
    My “squirrel-like” eating habits–I eat everything in slow, small bites.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    Birthstone necklace my mom gave me when I was about…7?
    7. Are you a card shark?
    Does go-fish count? LOL
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    As much as I love my two kitties, I don’t think I would.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Work makeup; nothing but mascara and concealer.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Run solo at least 5 times to tune up while my coach is on vacay.
    Get through this last week off my summer job without strangling someone!

  37. Alice says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed, but trying to fit as much into my day off as I can.
    2. Chanel No. 5- it reminds me of my grandmother– I’ve tried to love it, but I just can’t.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face 1-2 times a week (Love Love Love exfoliKate!!) and body 3 times with Clinique’s Sparkle Skin
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? I have to get in a cleaning mood- then I’m unstoppable! I mainly enjoy the chore because I love the results.
    5. One of your weirdest quirks? Compulsively checking if I’ve lost my keys/wallet/phone and worrying about if I locked/shut the door at home or locked my car. Yes, I guess that’s called OCD??
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? Probably the gold bracelet my Dad got me for my 16th birthday
    7. Are you a card shark? Well, I pretend to be. My boyfriend is a big blackjack card counter (and very good too), so I play alongside him with him helping me with moves. We got kicked out of a Vegas casino at the beginning of the summer :(
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Never- I don’t have a pet and I don’t like tattoos
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Gilded by Benefit on my eyes, CO Bigelow’s Mentha lip shine on my lips, and MAC’s get away bronze on my cheeks and Bobbi Brown’s Diamond Copper as a highlight
    10. Weekly Goals: To keep my apartment clean all week (once I get there!), work out and eat healthy and get my blog going.

  38. Nicky Bromow says:

    1. Mood: pretty good, I jumped in my pajamas at 1 this afternoon and watched tv with the cat :)

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Never sniffed it! No, I dont live on Mars!

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face, twice a week, once with a mild scrub and once with an heavy duty one. I have rosacea and I dont want to accentuate it by exfoliating too often. Once in a while I exfoliate with Spectro-Jel mixed with baking soda, that’s hardcore! It does a great job, very deep cleansing, but leaves my face red for 2 days

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Oh no. But once in a while I get a urge and clean spots you wouldnt think of cleaning usually. It lasts one day and happens twice a year. Feels great afterwards

    5. One of your weird quirks? I eat everything in my plate in order. Vegetables first, meat last. I dont mix. If I eat lets say a salad, I’ll eat the salad first, then the tomatoes, then the bell pepper or avocado or whatnot. And I hate if the ingredients are touching each other. Gravy is my enemy cuz it drenches everything in the plate.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? Its a heart shaped medallion with a picture of my young brother inside.

    7. Are you a card shark? I like to play poker, but I only play online for free. My friends dont like to play with me cuz I always win

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? hell no! how tacky!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Eyes : Concealer : Benefit’s Erase paste, Primer : Benefit’s Lemon Aid, Eyeshadow, a vanilla base, a soft sweep of lavender all over the lid, a shimmery white highliter in the inner corner and under the brow bone (all eyeshadows are from Sephora’s Color Play palette), L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes on the Upper lashes, Lips : good old Vaseline (my lips are soooo dry today!) Cheeks : Nothing, I have a bad case of rosacea and blush only accentuates it.

    10. Weekly goals: Meeting a counselor to help me prepare in my search for a new job. I’ve been unemployed for 2 years because I’ve been sick and I want to revamp my CV.

    Have a nice week!

  39. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: So So…Was tossing and turning last night so didn’t sleep well but big boss man is away for week so that makes up for it.haha
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? leave it.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Hmmm every 3 days.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? HATE IT but I must do it.
    5. One of your weird quirks? Hmmm I hate when my husband’s feet are near me. His feet remind me of the hobbits on Lord of the Rings….yuck!
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? Gold bracelets my grandmama gave me.
    7. Are you a card shark? I wish..hahah
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No not really.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Bags under my eyes, nothing on my lips and there is one pimple on my cheek
    10. Weekly goals: Research some things my husband asked me to do, hit that gym and eat healthy….no candy also this week. Starting off to a good start with the no candy but there has been no stress today.

  40. Kate & Zena says:

    Karen, getting nervous when your stuck between semis is actually normal! It’s also normal when you get nervous when two cars are even with you in a traffic jam. It’s called an invasion of your personal space (or bubble, whichever you prefer to use)! My psychiatrist had to explain that one to me.

    1. Mood:
    Tired and needing the caffeine to kick in. I woke up at 3:50 PM. Slept in, much? Still a bit in pain from kayaking on Friday. It’s mainly all in my wrists now!

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Leave. I’m allergic to almost every single perfume on the market. This one especially gives me a migraine from you-know-where.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Around once a week. It just depends on my skin. If it looks really dry, I’ll exfoliate. Right about now, I’m in the land of perpetual oiliness, so I don’t need it as much.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    No! I don’t like to clean one bit! However, I’m one of those people who hate seeing a dirty counter and I find myself cleaning! One thing I will admit to doing is slacking off on vacuuming my bedroom. That place hasn’t been vacuumed in months…and it’s starting to show. I wouldn’t mind vacuuming it more if my Dyson weren’t so darn heavy! You try carrying that 12 (or was it 14? It’s heavy for my weak wrists) pound thing up 14 stairs! My wrists give out every single time!

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    I know when you’ve been in my room without my permission even when you haven’t moved or touched anything. I know EXACTLY who it is too. I don’t necessarily throw a temper tantrum anymore, but I get pretty darn pissed.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    A silver ring with three amethysts that belonged to my grandpa’s mother. My grandpa actually gave it to my grandma, but my grandma never wore it and knew how much I loved it and gave it to me two Christmases ago.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    No. I’m great at board, word (Scrabble!) and memory games, not card games, unless it’s Go Fish because of the element of memory.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    No. I get infections too easily. Ironically, I am not terrified of any hospital needle you can throw at me; tattoo and piercing needles, I am. I had to have piercing guns for my ears!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Nothing yet!

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Brush ye old dog!
    ~Get my brows done at Ulta, They’re entering the land of monkey.
    ~Go. To. LIBRARY.
    ~Cook famous stir fry for Dad lest he kill me from seeing all the ingredients.
    ~ Find more hair ideas for my shortened do. I feel so cramped for ideas!
    ~Pray to rain god. It;s so HUMID.
    ~Pick up ZZ’s now framed portrait from Michael’s.
    ~Enjoy the last few weeks of summer for me before school starts, especially since I’m taking the EVIL class.

    • Karen says:

      There’s something about the height of the semis that freaks me out. When I drive our 4Runner it’s not so bad, but in my tiny Mazda 3 it’s really, really awful.

      That’s exciting that you guys are getting Z’s framed portait from Michael’s. Where are you going to hang it?

  41. Lo says:

    1. Mood: Frazzled. It’s coming up on final’s week, EVERYTHING is due, and I am ready to drown.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Too heavy for me :(
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face: Everyday with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Body: A few times a week/when I remember.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? I don’t hate it, but it kind of depends on my mood.
    5. One of your weird quirks? Apparently, my moods can be determined by the raising of my eyebrow.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? It’s not technically mine yet, but my mom has an antique platinum ring that will be mine someday.
    7. Are you a card shark? Nope.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? As much as I love and adore my Caesar, probably not.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Washed face… I hate that sweaty makeup feeling when I come home from class!
    10. Weekly goals: SURVIVE. I say that every week, but the next 7 days will be hell.

  42. Grace says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy and unmotivated. I am over my manager. She micro manages everything and after one year of working with her I am officially over it.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it. A major trigger for my migraines is scent, especially scents like Chanel No. 5.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Once Daily with the Aveeno Illuminating Scrub recommended by my wedding makeup artist. One month and 9 days until the BIG day!

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? NO.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I can’t stand not putting lotion on my body after showering, I sanitize my hands a lot, and I’ve gotten into the annoying habit of biting my bottom lip (I blame wedding stress).

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? My engagement ring is from the early 20th century…gorgeous!

    7. Are you a card shark? No. I only know how to play UNO.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Sure, but somewhere no one can see it like on my butt.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Revlon Great Lash and NYX eyeliner in black/cherry chapstick/NARS Exhibit A

    10. Weekly goals: Stick to eating right and my daily bootcamp work out and relax.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Grace,

      I’m sorry to hear about your work situation. Difficult managers are never fun (totally been there).

      Onto happier things, like your upcoming wedding! Do you have all the details nailed down? What does your dress look like?

  43. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Pretty happy…Target has a new collection of boyfriend v-neck juniors’ t-shirts in, and well, I have a problem with them. I think I own about 10 of them (two more now!) because they’re so soft, well-made, and the cut is so flattering. Also, I wonder if I’m borderline hoarding.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave, 100%. I think it smells repulsive.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? About once a week, with baking soda, for my face. Body…I’m lazy enough to let my shower poufy take care of it for me.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? When I’m doing it, mostly. But the buildup to actually making myself clean is horrible.
    5. One of your weird quirks? i can’t sleep with limbs over the side of the bed. It’s nighttime. All bets are off.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I have a sapphire charm bracelet my mother got on her 18th birthday. I love it, and keep it safely sequestered.
    7. Are you a card shark? Goodness, no. Unless you count Go Fish…I play a mean game of Go Fish.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No–even the most amazing tattoo artist couldn’t do my pi justice. I love tattoos, but I just carry pictures of her. :)
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Not much today–my skin has been glowing since I started a new skincare regime (lemon juice! before bed! who knew?) and I feel like showing it off, by going with just cream blush and chap stick! (Also, my toddler “borrowed” my eyeshadow brushes.)
    10. Weekly goals: Gear up for a beach week next week! Don’t freak out over a 12-hour car ride with a little one…or about being away from my kitty for a week. Resist buying the v-necks in all the other colors. (Seriously, you gotta try these shirts. You’re gonna want to sleep in them after you wear them all day.)

  44. Nova says:

    Nike Training Club ! its the best :)

  45. MAUI says:

    1. Mood:
    BLEEH. My throbbing headache won’t go away.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    NOT a fan

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Every 2 days

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    To be honest with you, NO. I enjoy organizing.

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    I hate pickles but i’ll eat it ONLY in White Castle burgers. It’s just NOT the same without pickles, lol

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    A 24K expandable gold ring my dad gave me when I was 1yr. old. He used to be in Abu Dhabi and gold there is very cheap.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    No but i do like Texas Hold’em

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    NEVER

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    EYES: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #14, Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash Waterproof
    LIPS: MAC Virgin Isle, NYX Mega Shine lipgloss #122 Natural
    CHEEKS: MAC Virgin Isle

    10. Weekly goals:
    Just be ON TIME at work. I’ve been late everyday for the last 2 months.

  46. Neetha says:

    1. Mood: Happy and excited
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I think its too strong for me..
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Not very often nowadays, maybe once a week.. or once in 2 weeks… :(
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Yes I do, I love to clean, to mop , to organize things.. and that drives my husband crazy..
    5. One of your weird quirks?
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? a gold earring , my mother got that for me when I was about 15 years old..
    7. Are you a card shark? Nope.. :(
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I don’t have pets so.. I don’t think so..
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? No makeup today.. just a little moisturizer
    10. Weekly goals: Hmmm…. just be happy all through the week.. :) :) :)

  47. Mayra says:

    1. Mood:
    Optimistic. Made a very important decision today (Career), and I am hopeful everything will be fine.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    I haven’t smelled it, so I don’t know.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Every other day. I use the Clinique Exfoliating Scrub. It works ok, but I’m still looking.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    I despise it!!! I have arthritis, so it can get very painful at times. However, I also like the feeling of having a clean home once I am done.

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    I get completely freaked out when someone uses the car’s cruise control. My husband told me that today. I knew I didn’t like it, but I didn’t know I was that crazy about it.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    A white gold ring with pink stones that my mom gave me when I was younger.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    No, I am not.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    No.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Eyes- Winged liner Smashbox liquid liner (black) with Casino bronzer on my crease, just to define.
    Lips- Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon
    Cheeks- Casino as a blush with a brown Sally girl shimmer brick blush (the best and cheapest shimmer brick ever!!!!!)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish up some paperwork that I’ve been doing for a while now. Do some more packing and just enjoy the week.

    Have a great week Karen!!!!

  48. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Ready to go! I lost my whole weekend and part of last week thanks to a migraine paired with horrible, awful cramps. Gotta love lady time (no, not really.)

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I prefer Chance by a wiiiiide margin. :)

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Every other day. I use the Mia too, best gift my mom has ever given me! I pair it with Aveda’s Enbrightenment cleanser.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? I’m kind of a neat freak, so when I’m in the mood for it I enjoy it. Put on some Netflix or music and I’m a happy camper!

    5. One of your weird quirks? If I’m snacking on bite-size things I have to each them in even numbers. That’s totally neurotic, isn’t it?

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A Libra symbol necklace that I was given at my baptism. I put it on a longer chain years ago and still love wearing it. :)

    7. Are you a card shark? Not at all. Terrible at cards!

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I just might! Especially if he passed early or something. He’s an Italian Greyhound so a silhouette tattoo would probably look pretty cute. :)

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Stila Kitten shadow, Burt’s Bees pinky tinted lip balm, Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer.

    10. Weekly goals: Start packing, donate books I don’t read anymore to the library, thin out old clothes…so many things before I move in two weeks!
    Trude recently posted … Erin & Chris :: Part I

  49. Heidi says:

    1. Mood: Anxious. Very conflicted about my job hunting. It’s been going on too long, I’m over it, but I need to keep on searching and find something — soon!

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?

    Not my style.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?

    Face, every other day; body, once a week.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?

    NO!

    5. One of your weird quirks?

    I am rather OCD about coordinating colors. If something in my makeup routine or outfit is a little off, it really bothers me and I have to change it, even if it makes me late.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?

    I’ve had a white gold and sapphire ring that I’ve had since high school that my Mom was given when she was a teenager.

    7. Are you a card shark?

    I enjoy the occasional game, but it’s been years.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?

    Never say never!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?

    Bobbie Brown shadows in Heather Lilac, Heather, and Black Plum; Bobbie Brown cream blush in Sheer Mauve, Bobbie Brown lipstick in Tulle.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Job hunting (~sigh~), and I need to find a handyman to see about fixing our back fence, and I need to mail a birthday present to a friend.

  50. Ariel says:

    1. Mood: Itchy! I got so many bug bites
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it, I’m too young for it.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Once every three days. My skin is way too dry to do it anymore than that.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Nope!
    5. One of your weird quirks? I have to walk around the house while I eat breakfast and listen to really upbeat pop music. If I don’t do it, my entire day feels off!
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? The star of david necklace I got when I was born.
    7. Are you a card shark? No, I’m horrible at card games.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I have a tattoo of my late pets name. His name was Lucky and I had him since I was five and he died my senior year in highschool. I got “suerte” (Lucky in spanish) on my ankle to remember him. So I guess that kinda counts haha.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Eyes!
    10. Weekly goals: Get a hair cut, order my books for college, and get my microwave.

  51. Zara says:

    1. Mood: Definitely a mixture of supremely bored & tired.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I have never smelled it!
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Not enough.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Sometimes I get in these moods when I feel like cleaning up the whole entire house.. but typically I don’t enjoy it.
    5. One of your weird quirks? I can’t take a shower without the radio on.. I like to sing in the shower, okay!
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A necklace I got from this mother/daughter thingy a few years ago.
    7. Are you a card shark? Oh, I’m alright…
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Eyes: Covergirl Lashblast Fusion; Lips: MAC Spite Lipglass; Cheeks: Nars Dolce Vita
    10. Weekly goals: Well, just relax!

  52. steph b says:

    1. Mood: Tired. You know it is a problem when it feels like its been a long week and it is only Monday.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it. I’m just not into flowery.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face – every other day alternating Clarisonic and BHA. Body – pretty much every day with the scrubby gloves.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? That would be a big no.

    5. One of your weird quirks? 99% of the time I call my mother “mom.” But when I first say hello to her on the phone I say “hi mommy.”

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A tiny gold Jewish star.

    7. Are you a card shark? Nope.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Nope. I figure I’ll have multiple pets over my lifetime so it would turn into a real zoo.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? MAC Shale/Yogurt with UD Rockstar liner, MAC Spite lipglass, BB tinted moisturizer

    10. Weekly goals: Stay cool. Literally and figuratively.

  53. Saffron says:

    2 hours a day? that’s a lot of reading, and I’m a big reader!

    1. Mood:
    Good but stressed, lot of changes both good and bad going on in Safville lately.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it?
    Pass, don’t like heavy scents.

    3. How often do you exfoliate?
    Whenever I think of it, usually a couple times a week with 7 day scrub. I tried Olay’s knockoff of the clairsonic brush but I didn’t see much value in it over using a scrub so I tossed it once the batteries ran out.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning?
    Oh hell no, except laundry.

    5. One of your weird quirks?
    I’m composed of at least 25% weird quirks. One that is actually a big problem is that I talk to myself whenever I remember an embarassing/uncomfortable event from my past. And as a nerd, there are a lot of embarssing moments in my past! :P

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry?
    My father gifted me with a magnificent turquoise and silver necklace – a huge collar of a thing – when we first met when I was 18.

    7. Are you a card shark?
    I’m passable but not great, I abhor playing for money but do like to play for bragging rights!

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet?
    I’ve been considering getting a tat of my special old lady cat for some time and probably will within the next year – only consideration is the cost. I know a few cat breeders who have tattoos of their favorite cat. :)

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks?
    Nothing today, was in a hurry out the door.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Keep it together, start cramming to be ready when the new job starts in a couple weeks (ayiyiyi), keep up with weight loss progress, get the number of the cute guy at work before I leave…. >:)

  54. PS says:

    1. Mood: Terrific for a Monday! :)
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Just once in a while. I have sensitive skin.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? NO!
    5. One of your weird quirks? Um, checking everything over & over, & over again.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I don’t have nice jewerly.
    7. Are you a card shark? No.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Um know. Although I am craving a new tattoo. :)
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? smashbox eye shadow & sephora eye shadow, lips – mac lip liner with light pink lip gloss, cheecks – Nars bronzer & bobbi brown blush.
    10. Weekly goals: job search

    Have a great week everyone.

  55. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I have 3 kids ages 4, 2 and 9 months. I haven’t slept all night in alomost 5 years.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it…too grandma.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face, every couple of days. My body, not often enough.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? NO!
    5. One of your weird quirks? I can obsess/ fixate. Not good!
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A gold hair clip my mother put in my hair for my very first baby picture, 34 years ago.
    7. Are you a card shark? No way, can’t play or win a game to save my life.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I have never really thought about it before even though I do have 2 tattoos.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Eyes: mac expensive pink, mac cork, mac twinks. Lips: mac angel. Cheeks: Nars deep throat
    10. Weekly goals: To exercise at least 4 times a week and drink plenty of water. To appreciate the craziness that is life. To love myself more.

  56. Emma says:

    1. Content.
    2. I am a Chanel girl through and through, but I don’t feel mature enough for No. 5. Eventually? I do like the smell.
    3. I exfoliate my face two to three times a week.
    4. Cleaning is my de-stresser. Whenever I am stressed, cleaning always seems to calm me down.
    5. I love watching British television shows. I basically grew up watching the British comedies like Are You Being Served? and Keeping Up Appearances.
    6. I have some bracelets I made in middle school that I still have for sentimental reasons. I don’t wear jewelry that often because I type up my notes in class.
    7. I am so bad at card games.
    8. I don’t have any pets, but even if I had one, I wouldn’t. I am not a fan of tattoos.
    9. I slept in a little this morning and only had time to put primer, concealer, a little Mat Lumiere(ivory), powder (roseé), Rouge Coco Légende (sample) and the perfect sheer pink lip gloss from Chanel that I don’t think they don’t make anymore.
    10. Eat less sugar this week and go for a walk at lunchtime.

  57. Jessica says:

    1. Mood: Good :-)

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it for now. It may grow on me when I am older.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? My face every other day and my body once a week.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? I LOVE cleaning. It is one way I like to unwind.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I constantly clean the bathroom vanity. I can’t stand to see water spots or anything out of place.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? One of my Great Grandma’s rings. They were passed down to me when she passed away.

    7. Are you a card shark? No! I am terrible at cards.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Yes.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing today. I got a sunburn on Friday and right now my face is peeling.

    10. Weekly goals: To go to the pool more often and relax and let things that I can’t control go. I think more than I forget and sometimes it brings me down. I hope everyone has a good week!

  58. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Great. Got tons done today :)
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Leave it. I feel the same, bit too mature for my age.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face: daily with the Clarisonic MIA, as well as once or twice a week with MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator or Cosmedicine Medi-Morphosis. Body: Hardly ever. Maybe once a month with whatever sugar scrub I can find under my bathroom sink.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Sometimes yes when things are a major mess.
    5. One of your weird quirks? I tend to snack with great abandon, especially on seaweed ;)
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? My mom gave me the Rolex watch that my father gave her before I was born. Its approximately 32 years old. I hardly use it because I’m worried I’ll lose it. I also have the studs from when I got my ears pierced when I was 2.
    7. Are you a card shark? Nope, I need to learn though. Going to Vegas at the end of the month and I’d like to win.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No. I lost my dog 2 months ago and am unlikely to get a tattoo of Booker. However, I did get a 3-d paw print impression of his fuzzy paw and have thousands of photo’s of him.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? nothing at the moment. I didn’t go out except to buy some strawberries and tomatoes :)
    10. Weekly goals: Write more. Do a brief but super high intensity workout everyday and watch my snacking. Am going to Vegas and need to look hot!

    I’d suggest the Nike Training Club app. As well try Bodyrock.tv. I <3 <3 <3 Bodyrock, it's really made a difference in shape, especially my arms and abs. The workouts are intense (today I did 30 seconds of low jacks, than dead lifts, mountain climbers, jump squats, than repeat for 12 minutes straight), but short & sweet. There are tons of workouts and challenges that they post pretty close to everyday that will be sure to kick your butt with awesome results. :) With Nike or Bodyrock, just remember to always have proper form.

  59. meimei says:

    1. Mood: Could use more stability – and sleep – but OK for the most part.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Loved it in high school (what can I say, I was annoying) but I think I’ll have to pass on this for another decade or so. Plus I’m still trying to finish my bottle of Chance.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? My dermatologist has prescribed a routine that’s basically 90% chemical exfoliation right now. Crazy, no? I’ve already scheduled a consult with another derma to get a second opinion.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Sometimes.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I usually get caught laughing or smiling on my own, just because a funny thought occurs to me. My parents find that strange.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? A gold chain bracelet circa 1992. I was addicted to bling.

    7. Are you a card shark? Nope. I will watch other people play poker, though.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Never!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? I have been told NOT to wear any makeup until this skin problem resolves itself. But I will wear lip balm if I have to.

    10. Weekly goals: SLEEP, get some paperwork done, take some time off to meditate. And be more thankful. :)

  60. Sara says:

    Hi Karen! First, I absolutely love you! You are totally inspiring and are living proof that someone with passion who works really hard can be successful doing something she loves (I say this relating to one of your previous posts about leaving the corporate world to blog).

    I really like the app called “Lose It” (*Free!*) for weight loss. Also, Gillian Michaels and The Firm have some great 20- minute work out DVDs that make exercising actually possible for busy ladies!!

  61. Bethany says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. Sleepy- going to bed soon.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? I like it. My first grade teacher wore it, so it always reminds me of her.
    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face daily, body whenever it’s needed.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? No! It makes me sick (seriously, I’m allergic to dust and a lot of cleaners)
    5. One of your weird quirks? I have to sort my candy by color before I eat it.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I’ve worn the same two pieces of jewelry- a watch and claddagh ring- for almost 10 years now.
    7. Are you a card shark? Not at all. I was back in high school though.
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Maybe. My cat just died a few weeks ago, and I was considering getting a tribute to her.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing on my eyes- damn pink eye! So I’ve been playing up my lips and cheeks. Bare Minerals all-over color in Glee on my cheeks and Revlon Creamy Coral on my lips has been a good combination lately.
    10. Weekly goals: Get rid of my eye infection, ace my job interview, and get back on a yoga schedule.

  62. Allison says:

    For a free exercise app, you can’t go wrong with the Nike Training Club. The more you use it, the more workouts you “unlock”. So it’s kind of like a game in that sense, which makes it fun for me.

  63. Alice says:

    1. Mood: I’m okay.
    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? It really depends. It’s a difficult scent, I have to feel it to wear it, otherwise I find it makes me feel “out of place”. Yeah, weird…
    3. How often do you exfoliate? I try to be regular and exfoliate twice a week for both face and body. But it’s hard to keep up.
    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? I hate it, but I, too, love the feeling that everything is clean and tidy afterwards! :D
    5. One of your weird quirks? Too many to mention.
    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? An amber bracelet probably.
    7. Are you a card shark? Not really, but I looove playing card games. I’m also quite good but I’m seldom lucky — except for poker, where it’s the other way round: I’m terrible, but incredibly lucky!
    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? Hmmm… I’d say no, but mybe I’d tattoo her name? Unlikely though.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Urban decay pencil in bourbon and Diorshow blackout mascara on my eyes, nothing on the rest of my face.
    10. Weekly goals: Be more tidy.

  64. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Stressed. Someone broke into my apartment and jacked my stuff.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? My mom wears it so I always associate it with her and I can’t wear it myself

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Almost never.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Not really, but I get it done.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I squeak when I get startled.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? The black pearls that my grandma gave me a few years ago; she got them on her honeymoon with my grandpa. They’re over 50 years old!

    7. Are you a card shark? No. I can barely remember to send out thank you cards.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I wouldn’t get a tattoo in general.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Nothing. I’m going over to clean the apartment after the break in.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish cleaning the apartment so I can fully get out of it. Check the mail constantly for the check from the insurance company so I can buy a new laptop to replace the one that got taken before school starts again.

  65. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Great! Just started my new job yesterday (it’s actually the old job but with a new company), met lots of new colleagues and today I’m back with at a well known client. So it was a very good start for this month!

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? Yes, but it depends on the mood I’m in and the clothes I’m wearing.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Face: 2-3x a week, body… well… almost never…

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Are you kidding??? I love the result and I’m thinking about hiring a cleaning lady again…

    5. One of your weird quirks? Only one? Okay. My make-up must have names, so MAC is perfect. For breakfast I start with cheese and finish with jelly.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? I have no idea

    7. Are you a card shark? sometimes I win, sometimes I loos…

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? No!!!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Eyes: MAC Blooz eye kohl, Chanel Mascara; Lips: Dr.Hauschka lip kosmetikum; Cheeks: naked

    10. Weekly goals: Intensify my client contacts, meditate and drink lots of water!

  66. CynthiaCCC says:

    1. Mood: Quiet and relaxed, but missing my boy who is at Scout Camp this week.

    2. Chanel No. 5 — love it or leave it? No. I like it on other people, but it’s wrong for me.

    3. How often do you exfoliate? Not very often. My skin usually does okay with just one of those shower puffs in the morning. Occasionally my feet if I’m doing an all-out pedi and not just a polish change.

    4. Do you enjoy cleaning? Hate it when I start, but then I get oddly into it and want to do a really thorough job.

    5. One of your weird quirks? I’m a sci-fi geek.

    6. One of your oldest pieces of jewelry? Two pieces given to me by my grandmas (neither one is still alive) when I was in jr high–a pearl necklace (that I also wore when I got married) from one, and lapiz lazuli earrings from the other. Each one represents perfectly the woman who gave it to me: traditional/classic and earthy/artsy. Love them both.

    7. Are you a card shark? No. I stink.

    8. Would you ever get a tattoo of your pet? I’m afraid I would never get a tatoo of anything.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Stila “Living the Life in Laguna” palette and MAC Syrup lipstick.

    10. Weekly goals: Read my student’s dissertation draft, start writing an article I’ve been procrastinating about, connect with my El Hubs while the kid is gone. (So far so good on all but #2.)

  67. CynthiaCCC says:

    Ohhh, WAIT! I’m an Uno card shark. I rock at Uno. I beat everybody all the time. Does that count? =)

  68. Pamela M says:

    Oh
    Oldest piece of jewelry is my tiny little cross necklace from Nordstrom. I wear everyday its simple and not and in your face cross.

    Weekly goal…burn at least 350-400 a day by walking!!!

  69. Phinas says:

    Good app–Lose It on Iphone to track calories and exercise!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge

css.php