Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Dec. 1

Published in: Just For Fun

Key West, November 2008

  1. Mood:
  2. Determined.

  3. Fragrance:
  4. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture.

  5. Brush lust:
  6. Laura Mercier Corner Eye Brush.

  7. Mascara:
  8. Flirt! Far Out Lengthening Mascara in Extreme Black.

  9. Best thing about last weekend:
  10. Watching lots of really cheesy Hallmark holiday movies on TV. Oh, and sleep.

  11. Skin issue:
  12. Ugh, my forehead is breaking out like crazy!

  13. Fave hair product:
  14. Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco Conditioner because it removes all the knots and tangles in my hair.

  15. Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:
  16. Britney Spears. Did you see For the Record, her “documentary” on MTV last night? She seems lonely.

  17. Nails:
  18. They’re naked right now, but when I’m done with work today I’m going to try shades from the Essie Winter 2008 collection — Shift Power on my fingers and Sexy Divide on my toes.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Start (and finish) my Christmas shopping, be kind to myself even when I make mistakes and try to eat less crap.

Happy Monday! Are you ready to play? All you have to do is copy the empty list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.


Le list

Brush lust:
Best thing about last weekend:
Current skin issue:
Fave hair product:
Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:
Weekly goals:

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  1. Tali says:

    I wish i had my own tabs to keep me company whilst doing my makeup blogging/browsing! 🙁

    Mood: Tired and wishing i had more controll on my spending

    Fragrance: Agent P Maitreusse

    Brush lust: The big poofy one i saw in Boots part of urban decays soon to be released products

    Mascara: YSLfalse cils in black..oh so loooong

    Best thing about last weekend: Nothing..the hair dresser massacred my hair.. cutting of 8 inches against my permission and dying my chocolate locks ginger.. so i spent it crying!

    Current skin issue: Dry lips

    Fave hair product: SIlk Groom Kheils..

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: A tall dark and good looking soccer player.. single and preferably Croatian with a heavy Dr uka Koac accent..YUM!!!

    Nails: Gliteery and acrylic and rounded into a nice long elegant point!

    Weekly goals:

  2. Tali says:

    Ohh i missed my goals… revise for my final!!

  3. Tania says:

    I also saw the Britney show last night. It made me real sad for her. I mean I’ve always felt kinda bad for her and all but this just confirmed it. Did you see the trailer for The City? Looks good but the real question is are you tuning in to Brody’s show entitled Bromance? LOL

    Le list
    Mood: Broken up (and I’m not just referring to my lovelife I’ve been sick for about a month).
    Fragrance: none
    Brush lust: my hairbrush
    Mascara: none can’t wear eye makeup until the eye infection clears
    Best thing about last weekend: the fact that I had Thursday-Saturday off. Woot!
    Current skin issue: my skin is confused along with the Kansas weather-it’s dry and breaking out.
    Fave hair product: I just bought the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Shamp and Cond and I’m loving it so far!
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: someone snuggly cuz I really want a nap and it’s cold out like 30 degrees!
    Nails: lookin normal
    Weekly goals: Rid myself of current infection and try not to get another one.

  4. Casey says:


    Fragrance:Chanel Chance

    Brush lust:something retractable that I can carry in my purse.

    Mascara:Maybelline Lash Discovery

    Best thing about last weekend:Visiting family

    Current skin issue: Dark circles under my eyes!

    Fave hair product:Creme with Silk Groom

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:Not sure

    Nails: OPI Moon Over Mumbai

    Weekly goals:Find a birthday gift for my Mother-in-Law

  5. Evie says:

    Nice to see you back, Karen 🙂

    Mood: Lazy. I just cannot get motivated for work today. Which is why I’m here 🙂
    Fragrance: None today.
    Brush lust: A contoured blush brush. Mine just isn’t precise enough.
    Mascara: As always, waterproof Diorshow.
    Best thing about last weekend: Discovering a mall that carries all the high end makeup brands I don’t usually see in person.
    Current skin issue: Hoping the Retin A I just started using helps clear things up.
    Fave hair product: MOP curl creme. It’s the only thing that doesn’t weigh down my fine wavy hair.
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Do internet celebrities count? I wanna go shopping with the Go Fug Yourself girls 🙂
    Nails: OPI Metro Chic. I’m very taupe today…
    Weekly goals: Work out every day, preferably in the morning. Find an eyeliner that I can wear on the waterline without irritating my eye allergies.

  6. Katee says:

    Fragrance: jo malone grapefruit
    Brush lust:the chanel kabuki brush
    Best thing about last weekend:having my bf home for 4 days!
    Current skin issue:huge zit
    Fave hair product:euphora products
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:me
    Weekly goals: cleaning house!!

    Katee´s last blog post..Essie Pama Nail Polish Giveaway

  7. Caro says:

    Le list

    Mood: I didn’t sleep… I have a sore throat and an infection… fever… sleepy… and at work. It was a bad idea to come here.

    Fragrance: Chanel 19, since its my Mom’s B-day… it’s a homage to her.

    Brush lust: mmm…

    Mascara: None… actually I’m not wearing any makeup… didn’t feel like usung it.

    Best thing about last weekend: so many things… my boyfriend’s birthday dinner, going to the mall and spending 15 minutes under the snow simulator, Madonna’s concert, my mom’s b-day dinner last night… I guess so many celebrations took their toll on me.

    Current skin issue: extra chaped lips and huge pimples on my forehead.

    Fave hair product: Hempz Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: today I feel like I want Marc from Ugly Betty to spoon with me.

    Nails: bright pink!

    Weekly goals: finish the huge amount of work I’ve got.

  8. Paige says:

    Love these and love your blog! My favorite work distraction!
    Mood: fizzy
    Fragrance: Ralph Lauren HOT for night, LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit for day
    Brush lust: Oral B Pulsonic (sorry, I’m sort of a dental hygeine freak!)
    Mascara: Benefit BadGal and Maybelline Colossal
    Best thing about last weekend: Finally catching up on my magazines!
    Current skin issue: the red discoloration around my nose drives me crazy- the only way to fix it is via laser I think!
    Fave hair product: Frederik Fekkai Coiff Perfecteur- AMAZING, leaves my hair sooo soft and smooth
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Hillary Clinton- Goodbye Condie, hello Clinty!
    Nails: Essie Bordeaux- i got a mani last monday and bought the polish so I could touch it up myself- the color is so “holiday season”
    Weekly goals: Resolve to perform what I ought, perform without fail what I resolve (Thanks ben franklin!)

  9. Mood: Glad I am telecommuting

    Fragrance: None

    Brush lust: Big beautiful new powder brush

    Mascara: None, I’m telecommuting therefore no makeup today!

    Best thing about last weekend: It was a LONG 5 day one

    Current skin issue: Fine eye wrinkles, I loathe them and they seem to multiply overnight

    Fave hair product: Sunsilk spray mousse, it actually gives my hair body, which is rare

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Tina Fey

    Nails: Essie Sexy Divide

    Weekly goals: Get through the long work week without killing a co-worker I cannot stand! 🙂

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Color Club Swatches – The Cremes

  10. yadiq says:

    Le list

    Mood: undecided

    Fragrance: chanel eau fraiche

    Brush lust: none in particular

    Mascara: chanel imitable paired of with my new favorite ….mika shuuuuuu eyeshadow lol i had to throw that in there !

    Best thing about last weekend: lots of rest and seeing my family

    Current skin issue: i am dry as all heck – alligator style yo!

    Fave hair product: bumble and bumble curl concious line cant live without it

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: britney too i feel so bad for this girl you can see a part of her is just broken

    Nails: nothing yet but i plan to sent my assistant on a hunt later for essie winter items lol

    Weekly goals: get back on diet, get back into work out routine, to productive and stay in a relatively good mood

  11. Tiera says:

    Mood: Sleepy, and really hating that I almost always have to pull doubles on Mondays 🙁

    Fragrance: Dior J’adore

    Brush lust: The Monogram 129… I’m a sucka for gold!

    Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal Lash

    Best thing about last weekend: Spending time with the fam bam!

    Current skin issue: Uncharacteristic dryness on my cheeks, around my hairline, and on the top of my nose/eyebrow area… I’m usually an oily skin kind of girl so wth?

    Fave hair product: Biosilk Silk Therapy! What a miracle!

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Tina Fey!

    Nails: This nail polish from ELF, Medium Red, I think… well, be warned ladies, it’s been 2 days and they’re starting to turn orange 🙁 But I have a nail appointment this weekend, so I think I’ll just go nude until then!

    Weekly goals: Ummm, get some paperwork done, finish booking staff for my next two events, and the big one: LAUNDRY!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    Awww… I’d send Tabs over for a play date with you if I could. 🙂

    That’s awful about your hair. I know that bad cuts and color can be *really* traumatic (I’ve had it happen to me more than once). Are you going back so that they can do something to fix it, or are you going to live with it for awhile? You never know… perhaps in a few weeks you’ll like it.

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    GIRL! The sad thing is I’m probably going to watch that stupid Bromance show. I wonder if Spencer will show up to make a special guest appearance!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Casey,

    Eek,dark circles plague me, too. Do you use concealer?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Evie,

    Thanks! It’s nice to be back at home. 🙂

    Metro Chic is the best! It’s cute on toes, yah? W

    What brands did you see at the mall?

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    I lust after that Chanel brush, too. 🙂

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Caro,

    Happy Birthday to your mom!

    Oh, and I’m SOOO JEALOUS that you got to see Madge in concert. She did a show in Miami right after we left last week. How was it?

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Paige,

    I’m a freak about my teeth, too, LOL. I’m a Sonicare kinda girl, though. 😉

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    Nice! I bet it’s nice to do work in your PJs. 🙂

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    Mika Shu, Mika Shu! 🙂

    LOL, if you send your assistant on an Essie hunt you need to reward her for valiant efforts!

  21. Ellery says:

    Mood: Really happy.
    Fragrance: Christina Aguilera edp.
    Brush lust: I haven’t tried any new makeup brushes for a while, but do Mason Pearson hairbrushes count? I’m in love!
    Mascara: Mirenesse, I forgot the name but I’ve told you about it before.
    Best thing about last weekend: Meh, my weekend sucked.
    Fave hair product: Clynol Sleek frizz-free serum. It says salon exclusive though. 🙁
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Mary Kate Olsen. Woot.
    Nails: Nails Inc “Victoria”.
    Weekly goals: None yet but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

    Are you determined about anything in paticular?

    I have major news by the way, I just ordered my first Marc Jacobs bag! I’m excited! I’ve never liked Marc Jacobs but I’ve always loved this bag, I remembered about it yesterday, went to look at it, and it was on sale for £320. By the time I got around to buying it it was down to £310. Today ROCKS.

    My Monday vibe is back. I hope you have a great one too. 😀

    Ellery´s last blog post..Dear Santa…

  22. ines says:

    hey karen!
    hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. it’s kind of awful about that walmart cashier being trampled… but black friday shpping is still awesome (too bad we don’t get it in canada, but we have boxing day)! exams mode is now on, which means… sweats and lip balm for the next three weeks. but after… i will treat myself to NARS multiple in orgasm MUAHAHAHAHA!

    Le list
    tired out of my mind, but determined… SWITCH ON EXAMS MODE…
    le sigh.

    clean shower fresh

    Brush lust:
    smashbox bent eyeliner brush (i think #82), bobbi brown ultra fine eyeliner brush, shu uemura eyelash curler (not technically a brush, i know, but totally a lust-worthy tool)

    sample of body shop divide and multiply in black… so far pretty good

    Best thing about last weekend:

    Current skin issue:
    driness from lack of sleep, dark circles and a cluster of pimples forming on chin… >:(

    Fave hair product:
    herbal essences hello hydration conditioner. cheap but works miracles on my long, wavy hair! smells nice and tropical too!

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:
    kate somerville… could use a spa day…

    filed squoval with 2 coats of sally hansen natural shine liquid nail buffer in pink tint. totally love this stuff, doesn’t chip off and makes my nails look like they grow shiny and break free. literally dries in seconds flat!

    Weekly goals:

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Whatever you do, don’t pick at the pimple. It will make the situation so much more worse. I find that 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide applied both morning and night dries those suckers out quickly (watch out, though, because it bleaches fabric).

    I’m determined to become a better writer! And I’m determined to get my “office” in check. It’s such a mess, and I’m getting to point where I step in the area and I feel instant stress. It’s not good!

    OOOOOO you know I’m a purse ho so I’m totally drooling over your new bag! MJ bags have the most buttery, soft leather. SO JEALOUS! What color is it?

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Ines,

    Ahh, crunch time! I remember how that was. Be sure to get lots of sleep and don’t do too many all-nighters. They take their toll on your mental health and on your skin!

    I like that you’re motivating yourself with makeup bribery. Hey, it always works for me.

    Study hard! 🙂

  25. Karen too says:

    Hi Karen!

    Mood: Lazy

    Fragrance: I’m trying a sample of Chanel no 5 Eau Premier. It’s fun trying new scents but this one is sooooo not me…

    Brush lust: I need a good brush for mineral powder concealer. Not quite sure what that would be yet.

    Mascara: Estee Lauder double wear in black. It’s about to become dry, so I need to get a new mascara before Christmas! I’ll be looking for one with a bit more drama.

    Best thing about last weekend: Nice dinner with good friends

    Current skin issue: I’ve been breaking out a lot too! Blah, I hate it.

    Fave hair product: Joico K-Pak

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Sarah Jessica Parker (I saw the SATC movie for the fourth time this weekend – last three on DVD that is)

    Nails: Bare finger nails. My toe nails still have the wedding pedicure! It is a dark purple polish by OPI, I don’t remember the name. I had creme roses and dark purple calla lillies in my bouquet, so my finger nails were creme and my toe nails were dark purple! 🙂 The wedding day was just amazing! I was sooo happy with my hair and makeup, and I had killer faux lashes (applied individually) that looked completely natural. I wish I could afford to hire people to make me look amazing every day! 🙂

    Weekly goals: Christmas shopping for me too!

  26. Karen4 says:

    Fragrance: only the fragrance from my body cream–B&BW Sensual Amber
    Brush lust: MAC Fluff brush
    Mascara: Max Factor Volume Couture
    Best thing about last weekend: Skiing! We have some good early snow here in northern NH!
    Current skin issue: Aging skin–always trying to keep ahead of Father Time! HA!
    Fave hair product: Aveda Volumizing Tonic and Light Elements Defining Whip
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:Bode Miller
    Nails: I keep ’em short–no polish at the present time
    Weekly goals: Stay on top of my workload and get in some good ski runs.

  27. Ellery says:

    Ooh, I’ll have to look for some of that. Thanks for the tip. Right now I’m using a tea tree zit zapper!

    Ugh that’s not good. I hope you have fun cleaning it. I love cleaning. I’m such a loser, lol!

    The bag is black and silver. Here’s the link:
    I’m so happy about it! But now I have to wait 4 days for it to arrive, so whenever I hear someone at the door I’ll run to answer it, ahha. 😀

    Ellery´s last blog post..Dear Santa…

  28. Mimi says:

    Hi Karen!

    Le list
    Mood: blah; ever had a day that you just didn’t know how to feel?!
    Fragrance: Vera Wang
    Brush lust: naked cheeks today? hey get outta the gutter!
    Mascara: bionic smashbox baby!
    Best thing about last weekend: Hear the crickets? Lookin foward to this one…
    Current skin issue: Can u say oil slick?
    Fave hair product: Aveda Custom Control. It gives nice shine
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: I really wanna hang with Mariah! Didn’t catch Brit last night, but u know MTV will run it til the wheels fall off.
    Nails: opening night, it’s an opi color for Sephora, I loove it
    Weekly goals: Eat better definitely and find some motivation!!! I need a hug…

  29. Mimi says:

    omg!!! sooo embarrassed I though the Le List asked Blush Lust not Brush Lust soo soo sorry, Ummm obviously I didn’t use one, but usually I use an Aveda one I got from class Flax sticks #9. Told ya I needed a hug!

  30. yadiq says:

    lol i always do !

    my abuse really isnt abuse !

    this time around i went myself though – i needed to blow off some steam

    can you believe i didnt find any of the new colors : ( i was so disheartened

    i guess i will have to order my essie online 🙁

    shes a great assistant i always hook her up with makeup treats i am a good supervisor if i do say so myself

    i wish i had a nice supervisor when i was in her position lol

  31. Suzy says:

    Hi Karen!
    Did you ever announce the winner of the Vera Wang parfum? I have been dreamin….

    Thanks for the fun poll 🙂 I have some time to play today!

    Mood: curious, and a bit hungover

    Fragrance: Chanel Cuir de Russie mixed with L’artisan Vanilia

    Brush lust: Kevyn Aucoin small es brush

    Mascara: Definicils

    Best thing about last weekend: kissing a fish (not) and DH’s staff party (yay very fun)

    Current skin issue: getting old, retin a, peeling ahh

    Fave hair product: Glossing Cream

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Angelina Jolie. Just gotta know if she is normal.

    Nails: clear polish

    Weekly goals: to make my dealines

  32. Christine says:

    Mood: Complete absence of mood

    Fragrance: Origins Ginger Essence

    Brush lust: Stila dual-end eyeshadow brush

    Mascara: The new Chanel stuff (Exceptionnel De Chanel)

    Best thing about last weekend: Five day weekend

    Current skin issue: Total skin rebellion

    Fave hair product: a headband

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Whichever one is hanging by a pool with a large cocktail

    Nails: bare since I busted most of them off accidentally last week

    Weekly goals: Simply to make it through the week!

  33. Catherine says:

    Hi Karen. I’m procrastinating. =D

    Mood: lazy. Really, really lazy.

    Fragrance: Fresh Strawberry Flowers

    Brush lust: I actually really want a travel set I can keep at my workplace on campus for touch-ups. It must have a kabuki-style powder brush AND a blush brush. An additional liner brush and shadow brush would be nice, but not totally necessary since I have a couple cheap ones lying around.

    Mascara: Bare Escentuals Lash Primer, haha, for curling like once a month. But, if I had the extra money and the extra time, I totally love Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes!

    Best thing about last weekend: My boyfriend’s parents stayed with us from Tuesday night to Sunday night and yesterday we went to the San Diego Zoo! I <3 the zoo!

    Current skin issue: Freaking pimples from the seasons changing. T_T

    Fave hair product: The Body Shop volumizing conditioner. It’s not volumizing at all for me, but it is an excellent conditioner that smells wonderful. I’m actually looking for a dry shampoo to help me get out of the habit of washing my hair every day – do you have any suggestions?

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: I actually don’t want to hang out with anyone today. I need to get that stupid lab report written!

    Nails: Really need to be trimmed.

    Weekly goals: I would like to simply get through the last week before finals.

  34. Holly says:

    Le list

    Mood: Feeling very happy and loved, today is my birthday and ive had so many nice messages etc and just come home from a lovely meal with my parents!

    Fragrance: Cerrutti 1881 – a blast from the past but i love it!

    Brush lust: MAC 210 – my 209 is going a little shabby and ive heard the 210 is better!

    Mascara: YSL faux cils – as always!!

    Best thing about last weekend: making lots of great sales at work – i know im sad but i was in work all weekend and all I did besides that was go to see a film which was pretty rubbish!!

    Current skin issue: terrible hormonal acne on my chin which just does not want to go away!

    Fave hair product: I have recently discovered Treseme heat protection spray which seems to be working great and is super cheap!!

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: ive always wanted to hang out with Victoria Beckham her life is just amazing!

    Nails: Chanel Red Dream which really needs re-painting!

    Weekly goals: work hard, exercise and have a great night out with friends on friday 🙂

  35. babyu21 says:

    Mood: Cautiously optimistic – I got a date in about ten minutes
    Fragrance: Pink Sugar
    Brush lust: MAC 239
    Mascara: L’oreal Telescopic
    Best thing about last weekend: shopping oh yeah
    Current skin issue: none really (this is a first for me) *smiles*
    Fave hair product: Vatika hair frosting – it smells like vanilla frosting
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Kelly Ripa
    Nails: Light pink I just got them done
    Weekly goals: To not spend any more money and just keep this optimistic outlook going


  36. Allie says:

    Le list
    Mood: Really bummed out. My new man–who lives 2 and 1/2 hours away–was supposed to come stay with me for the next two days, but got called into work.
    Fragrance: None. I kind of stopped getting ready when I found out he wasn’t coming.
    Brush lust: I really want to get some Billy B brushes. I took a class with him recently–he’s so great!
    Mascara: Diorshow Iconic.
    Best thing about last weekend: Spending time with mom dukes.
    Current skin issue: Dull looking skin.
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: John Krasinski (every day).
    Nails: They’re naked.
    Weekly goals: Find.a.job.

  37. Lisa says:

    Le list
    Mood: Happy!!
    Fragrance: Sensual by Estee Lauder
    Brush lust: the new full set of luxe brushes from Bobbi Brown: ebony handles; pewter leather case. Mmmmmmm.
    Mascara: Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara, with the BB waterproof on top. I know. It’s high maintenance. However, it is sooooo worth it.
    Best thing about last weekend: Fun with people we love.
    Current skin issue: Dry skin all over my hands, which is ruining my nails.
    Fave hair product: Aveda Brilliant shampoo and conditioner. Ooohhhh – and the smoothing fluid.
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: President Elect Obama.
    Nails: Bare and yucky. Short. Just yucky.
    Weekly goals: Keep up my enthusiasm throughout the week.

  38. Evie says:

    Hey Karen,

    The mall I went to had a Shu counter in the Nordstrom, and Hourglass, Guerlain, and Fresh in the Sephora. I’ve only seen Shu in person before–and even then the counter wasn’t stocked well–so I was a happy, happy beauty addict 🙂

    The best part was actually that all of the counter girls were super nice and helpful, which in my experience is rare for ritzy suburban malls (or maybe that’s just in this area?). One of the Sephora girls was tons of fun (she actually made me think of you, especially when she called Givenchy pop gloss “good glitter”) and I left with a face full of Guerlain products that have now gone on the maybe-someday-for-my-birthday-when-I-actually-have-money wish list 😀

  39. Daya says:

    Mood: Determined to pass exams soon
    Fragrance: none
    Brush lust: The Master Set from Laura Mercier
    Mascara: Glam Eyes
    Best thing about last weekend: the same cheesy Hallmark movies haha! 🙂
    Current skin issue: Breaking out AND dry skin
    Fave hair product: Pantene’s hair cream
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Brad Arnold (from 3DD)-or I guess I can wait see him on Thursday 🙂
    Nails: I wanted to do Gussied Up Green from China Glaze but it wasn’t at Sally today
    Weekly goals: Study for a math test, get presents wrapped, enjoy some time alone with hubby

  40. Neesha says:

    Le list
    Mood: Bored

    Fragrance: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

    Brush lust: Mac #224-Blending Brush

    Mascara: CG Lash blast-Black/Waterproof

    Best thing about last weekend: I finally cleaned the house back to the way it was before Thanksgiving!

    Current skin issue: Perfect out the door and crazy oily in the afternoon. I’m using Murad’s spot treatment and it makes my skin smooth as a baby’s bottom-Yay! Boo! For oily skin in the afternoon.

    Fave hair product: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious- Excellent.

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: None at the moment.

    Nails: Sally H.- Clear/Hard as Nail

    Weekly goals: To be nice to myself.

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Karen Too,

    LOL, I’ve watched it about four times on DVD. 🙂

    Your bouquet (with the matching mani-pedi, cute!) and your makeup sound amazing. I’m glad to hear that the wedding was a success.

    I want a beauty team, too!

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Karen4,

    How cool! I’m not a snow person, but skiing sounds fun. Do you do those crazy ski runs down really steep mountains?

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Yeah, it’s drying though, so make sure you don’t skimp on moisturizer if you end up using it.

    I actually really love cleaning, too! I feel like my world is in order when I have my house clean. It’s just been a really hectic few months so now my office has gone to sh*t! It’s driving me nuts.

    OMG… that is a bad ass bag, homie. Seriously. You better WORK when you’re walking down the street with it! WHHHHEEEE! When you get it you better take a picture with it…

  44. Karen says:

    Hi Mimi,

    LOL, I want to hang out with Mariah too! I’d ask her if her beauty team could do my hair because it looks like a mess today.

    Aww… Tabs and I will send you a virtual *hug*.

  45. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    I worked as an administrative assistant and I *wish* I worked with people who would hook me up with makeup! I would not mind going on a hunting trip to buy polish! 🙂

    That’s too bad you couldn’t find it in the store. 🙁 I wanted to hear what you thought of the Prince color!

  46. Karen says:

    Hi Suzy,

    I was on vacay last week and will choose the winner today. 🙂

    I have never used any of the Kevyn Aucoin brushes. Do you like them?

  47. Karen says:

    Hi Christine,

    Ha! A pool and some cocktails sounds like a great idea! It’s so cold and dreary here today in the Bay Area.

    What do you think of Chanel Exceptionnel?

  48. Karen says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Good luck this week and with your finals! Hang in there… it’s so close!

    I love San Diego, btw. I try to go at least once a year to surf. I’ve never been to the San Diego Zoo, though! Looks like fun. 🙂

  49. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Happy, happy BIRTHDAY!!! Do you have any other celebrations planned?

    I hope you got some Chanel-related birthday gifts!

  50. Karen says:

    Hi Babyu21,

    Sweet! Have fun on your date tonight… I hope he turns out to be fun and polite. 🙂 What makeup are ya wearing?

  51. Karen says:

    Hi Allie,

    Yah! I heart Billy B. He’s very cool in person! 🙂 What class did you take with him?

  52. Karen says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I take it you have a brush fetish, too! Those BB brushes sound divine. 🙂

  53. Karen says:

    Hi Evie,

    WOW! That’s good stuff. When you go back hopefully they will have more stuff at the Shu counter… seriously, you’ll *freak out* when you start playing with the eye shadows.

    I’m glad to hear that the sales associates are helpful and nice… they make the experience so much more fun. Plus, you learn so much inside info about the lines.

    LOL regarding “good” glitter! 😉

  54. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who loves those Hallmark movies. Did you watch What I Did for Love with Jeremy London? SOOO cheesy, but very satisfying!

    Good luck on your exams! When are they?

  55. Milan says:

    Mood: content
    Fragrance: Marc Jacobs
    Brush lust: MAC 227
    Mascara: Lashblast
    Best thing about last weekend: time off and extra sleep!
    Current skin issue: acne! ugggh! go away…I turn 28 and all hell breaks loose on my face.
    Fave hair product: Ojon dry shampoo; Biosilk Silk Therapy
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Sanaa Lathan
    Nails: nada
    Weekly goals: make it through with my sanity

  56. yadiq says:

    Hi it’s me again Karen!

    I found em on my way home

    I am in love with the sexy divide and shift power if I had time to be creative a French style may be interesting in thsese colors for now I will rock one at a time I also picked up damsel in a dress for good measure – I think a layer of each purple may yield interesting results

    I got my assistant the sexy divide to I figured she would like it

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Milan,

    Oh no! Something similar happened to me when I turned 26. My skin, which had been previously clear for years, went NUTS. I hate to sound like an infommercial but the only thing that helped me was ProActiv… I don’t use the three step process anymore but I keep the Repairing Lotion (which has Benzoyl Peroxide) around for bad breakouts.

  58. Erica says:

    Le list

    Mood: exhausted
    Fragrance: none today
    Brush lust: i just want a natural glow, still can’t figure it out
    Mascara: dior show blackout
    Best thing about last weekend: spending time with the boyfriend
    Current skin issue: breakouts!
    Fave hair product: n/a
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Edward Cullen…ok, i know he’s fictional, but still.
    Nails: essie sole mate
    Weekly goals: not to drive myself crazy

    Erica´s last blog post.."Doctors of the revolution…

  59. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    YAY!!! Oh, a French style with both those colors would be so HAWT! I wish I had the skills to pull that off.

    That’s so sweet that you picked up Sexy Divide for your assistant. I’m sure she’ll love it.

    I have to paint my nails tonight. I’m making dinner right now, and then I’m off to dance class. I’ll paint tonight while I’m watching The Hills. 🙂

    How was work today?

  60. Elise says:

    Le list

    Mood: exhausted

    Fragrance: Betsey Johnson Eau de Parfum

    Brush lust: MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush

    Mascara: Smashbox Bionic Mascara

    Best thing about last weekend: sleep!

    Current skin issue: thanks to this winter weather, my skin is soo dry, on top of breaking out on my forehead! )=

    Fave hair product: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Satin Shine Silken and Seperate

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: Britney too! She looked like she needed a hug on her show last night

    Nails: Ulta limited edition in Santa Baby

    Weekly goals: Make it through to the week without compulsively running away to Hawaii and Christmas shopping without ‘buying presents for my family’ aka, buying out Sephora for myself

  61. jessica says:

    Mood: tired !
    Fragrance: nothing
    Brush lust: mac 187 !
    Mascara: lashblast
    Best thing about last weekend: mm shopping
    Current skin issue: FOREHEAD BREAKOUTS, MOUNT EVEREST I SWEAR. and i think my eyes gonna get infected AGAIN
    Fave hair product: paul mitchell super skinny serum
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: hilary duff
    Nails: nothing
    Weekly goals:pass math exam, not get an eye infection, sleeeep!, eat healthy!

  62. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Freaking exhausted.
    2. Fragrance: Kenzo Amour.
    3. Brush lust: I need a good foundation brush!
    4. Mascara: Cover girl Lash Blast!
    5. Best thing about last weekend: Not thinking about work!
    6. Skin issue: Blackheads eew.
    7. Fave hair product: Anything from Biolage cause I love the smell!
    8. Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: I would like to hang out with Britney Spears too. I love her!
    9. Nails: Rimmel Celebrity Bash.
    10. Weekly goals: I need to finish my Christmas shopping 🙂

  63. Brittany says:

    Mood: Ridiculously depressed..blah.
    Fragrance: BBW Dancing Waters.
    Brush lust: I want a good eyeliner brush for cream eyeliners.
    Mascara: CG last blast.
    Best thing about last weekend: I got a new digital camera 🙂
    Current skin issue: Pms induced acne (tmi, probably?)
    Fave hair product: Dove intense damage therapy conditioner in the dark blue bottle – awesome.
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: No one really. I’m pretty miserable.
    Nails: Essie Swing Velvet.
    Weekly goals: Get through the week, get my work done.

  64. Ditte says:

    Mood: Up and down and all around 🙂
    Fragrance: A Body Shop sheabutter bodylotion.
    Brush lust: More Paula’s Choice brushes *drool*
    Mascara: Maybelline sth define and volume.
    Best thing about last weekend: That I got a LOT of sleep 🙂
    Current skin issue: Pimples 😮
    Fave hair product: John Frieda shampoo in Brilliant Brunette.
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: David Anders muahhahaaa!
    Nails: Bare.
    Weekly goals: Get over the loads at work and finish the last chainsawing in the garden before the snow comes down.

  65. nai says:

    Mood: procrastnat-y. supposed to be working on papers & my share of a group project for school but i’m doing everything else but.

    Fragrance: hanae mori. or is it gap’s mandarin jasmine? this morning blends into the last, so i’m not sure.

    Brush lust: we don’t have target in hawaii (yet) so i’ve been thinking about ordering that sonia kashuk boar bristle hair brush. i’ve seen in several mags and online reviews that it’s a great affordable option if you can’t bring yourself to pull the trigger on purchasing a mason pearson.

    Mascara: almay one coat noourishing mascara – thickening. it really stays in this humidity and fluffs up my lashes significantly.

    Best thing about last weekend: cuddling with my sweets. *le sigh*

    Current skin issue: stupid shell of a zit at the bottom lower left corner of my mouth. it’s been there more than a week. i wish the thing would just wither away into oblivion already!

    Fave hair product: kheil’s silk groom mixed with garnier fructis surf hair texturizing paste. it makes my layers look nicely defined and lessens the inevitable frizz.

    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today: britney.

    Nails: toes: revlon rock royalty. fingers: sally hansen red hot. will probably switch to lipmann’s hit me with your best shot on the hands as soon as i have the time to be patient enough to get that on.

    Weekly goals: get all my school stuff done tomorrow! tho, it probably won’t happen, and i’ll only have myself to blame.

  66. Medina says:

    Hi Karen!

    Le list

    Mood: slightly startled
    Fragrance: Kelly Caleche (I have job interviews all week)
    Brush lust: all Nars Kabuki Artisan brushes
    Mascara: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils (always! I have others but this is my favourite as you can go day to evening in one coat and they do lots of lush colours)
    Best thing about last weekend: seeing my mate Derek, he now lives in Chicago so I see him only every 2 years or so
    Current skin issue: backne, I always get it in the winter 🙁
    Fave hair product:Fekai glossing conditioner
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:Basil Brush but the old school one, not current
    Nails: OPI You’re a doll (as I said I’m interviewing so it’s nicely subtle but I know it’s still sparkly at closer inspection)
    Weekly goals: find a suitable outfit for a masked ball on Saturday night

  67. Karen4 says:

    Hi Karen!

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Got swamped with work. I can’t complain though–I work out of a home office environment for a company owned in part by my husband and myself which means that we can work at any time of day or night! To answer your question, I’m not a crazy girl on the slopes but enjoy some of the steeper runs as long as they’re well groomed! I’ll be skiing this morning for a couple of hours before getting back to work.

    Hope you enjoy your day!

  68. Allie says:

    It was called “Making Up With Billy B”–a lecture about how he got to where he is (and he of course answered some specific makeup questions for too). It was at The Makeup Artist Summit in New York in October.

  69. Suzy says:

    Hi Karen – thanks for the answer:)

    Yes I use the Kevyn Aucoin brushes and love them so much but they are just impossible to find here without spending an arm and a leg to get them to me. The flat headed contour brush is one of my favorites of all time. I have had the brushes for a few years and they stay so soft without shedding, feel great in the hand, and look so beautiful on the vanity too. I have a couple of pics up at MUA . I can’t recommend they highly enough.


    Suzy´s last blog post..Good Eating: Newfoundland Cod au Gratin

  70. Marisol says:

    That picture is so peaceful.

    Mood: happy! I am on vacation for the next month. Woot woot!
    Fragrance: DKNY Be Delicious
    Brush lust: MAC 134 for bronzer
    Mascara: DiorShow
    Best thing about last weekend: Celebrating my sister’s bday in Napa Valley
    Current skin issue: spots on chin…uggh!
    Fave hair product: my pink CHI flat iron
    Celeb I’d like to hang out with today:Gwen Stefani…. I want to go to the No Doubt tour.
    Nails: french manicure acrylics
    Weekly goals: go get my passport and pack up my apartment

    Marisol´s last blog post..TILT 11.27.08

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