Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Dec. 19

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years, which I guess makes this somewhere around Vol. 199. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Pretty good, as of right this moment, but it’s a tenuous good. The first thing I felt this morning when I opened my eyes was overwhelmed (got a lot to do today), but after writing my worries down in my journal, I felt much better.

    Sometimes you just need to get everything out on paper, ya know? It’s like getting it out of your system.

  3. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
  4. A Christmas Story and Love Actually are my absolute faves, but I finally sat down to watch Miracle on 34th Street last weekend and loved it! That one’s definitely going into my regular holiday rotation.

    Oh! I almost forgot another one, the old stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. That’s a classic.

  5. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
  6. MAC Strobe Cream, MAC Cleanse Off Oil and Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner

  7. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
  8. Probably around 24. I used it a little in college, but it wasn’t until a few years later when I worked at a law firm that I was logging on very often. Now, of course, I’m pretty much always connected.

  9. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
  10. I still see two of my BFFs from childhood all the time, Jen and Cindy, and I saw them both a few weeks ago at Jen’s son’s baptism.

  11. When was the last time you went to a parade?
  12. I think it was June of 2008, for the annual Kamehameha Day Floral Parade on Oahu. I was told it’s the second oldest parade in America (and the only one to celebrate a king!). Wow, 2008 feels like a lifetime ago…

  13. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
  14. I rented Our Idiot Brother and really enjoyed that. It’s just a sweet, funny story — no big surprises, but I gotta hand it to Paul Rudd. I don’t know what it is about him, but he always makes me laugh.

  15. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
  16. Gunn’s Golden Rules, by Tim Gunn.

    Tim Gunn is like my Yoda, for real.

  17. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
  18. I had a handful of Trader Doe’s Dark Chocolate Stars last night… Yum!

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To wrap up my Christmas shopping and everything else by Friday, and to work out at least 30 minutes every day (or more, depending on how long it takes me to finish that box of Dark Chocolate Stars).

Happy Monday, friend. We’re not even two weeks away from 2012; I just can’t believe it. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

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How’s it going this week? Are you still at school or work? Or do you have some time off? Whatever you’re up to, come say a quick hi in today’s Monday Poll.

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



1. Mood:
2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
10. Weekly goals:

May your week be filled with good fortune and extra servings of pre-holiday joy. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Excited – Christmas and my birthday are just around the corner.

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? I love Miracle on 34th Street and Elf.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? MAC blot powder, Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream and MAC Viva Glam V lipstick

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? I would say my second year of college. That was before I had a laptop, so I surrendered my student ID for time in the lab. Wait? Does that make me old ;)

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? A few months ago. I keep in pretty regular contact with them on FB.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? That’s tough – do the ones at Disneyland count?

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? We took my mom to Disneyland. It was crowded, but a lot of fun.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? That is tough. I will say, “Cutting for Stone”.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Peppermint bark.

    10. Weekly goals: Wrap gifts and pack for our trip to visit family in the Monterey Bay area.

  2. tiffany says:

    I haven’t done this in way too long!!!

    Le List

    1. Mood: good – ready to finish work and be off for 2 weeks!
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Elf! I also like the Grinch, both versions :)
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Maybelline mascara, burt’s bees lip balm, and bronzer (although different kinds)
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? gosh, I guess when I was in undergrad? so maybe 2002?
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? last weekend I saw my only friend I still keep in touch with from high school.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? hmmm… I know we went to one when we were in San Diego but I can’t even remember what it was for?
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I graduated with my M.S….. finally
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? the only thing I’ve been reading is called Nurture Shock
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? candy cane oreos!
    10. Weekly goals: do some holiday baking, go grocery shopping, and get the house ready for my in-laws to arrive

    • Karen says:

      Girlfriend, it’s been way too long. I’m so happy to hear that you graduated from your program! Congrats!

      How are you and the baby?

      • Tiffany says:

        I know! I’ve missed you and tabs! I’m going to try to carve out time to visit more :)

        The baby and I are good! She’s almost 9 mos old and time is flying. I’m excited for her first Christmas! How are things on your end? What did I miss? :)

        • Karen says:

          I figured you were just very busy with school and the little one! Hope to see you around more now that you’ve officially graduated (yay!).

          BTW, my BFF loves the baby bag you recommended. I just saw her a few weeks ago and she had it with her.

          Things on this end have been great. More or less the same, but I don’t mind that at all. Oh! My in-laws moved to California so no more trips to Hawaii for the holidays for us. Kind of a bummer (gonna miss the beach), but we’re glad to have them closer.

          • tiffany says:

            oh I’m glad she likes it! I’m up to 3 diaper bags now but the VB one is the roomiest. love all those pockets!

            I hope your in-laws are liking CA! Are they within driving distance now? My in-laws actually moved out of the country earlier this year :(

  3. Nina says:

    1. Mood: oh so happy! we have this friday and next monday off!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? i really love miracle on 34th street. i also have a soft spot for rudolph!

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? philosophy purity made simple, caudalie vinoperfect radiance serum and qtips! :-D

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? probably around 24 too. that’s when i started working for a consulting firm and was online all.the.time.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? weirdly enough, at church 2 weeks ago. she had just moved here from arizona.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? i cant even remember!

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? we went to a new dimsum place! yummy!

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? id have to say finishing the song of ice and fire series. i really got drawn into the story, the characters and the culture.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? craisins!

    10. Weekly goals: make it to thursday … then have fun w/ the in laws for Christmas!

    have an awesome week ahead, Karen and mbb ladies!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      I can’t believe I waited for so long to watch Miracle on 34th Street. It’s such a sweet movie! The version I watched on AMC had show notes/trivia at the bottom every few seconds — kinda like a subdued version of Pop-Up Video. It was kind of cool! I learned a ton about the movie. Apparently Natalie Wood had a photographic memory. Oh, and the movie was first released in the summer!

      Anywho, hope you have a great week ahead!

      • Nina says:

        i hope this work week flies by! :-)

        i think i saw it on tv a few weeks ago, and ive seen it dozens of times — but i always get teary eyed whenever i do!

        • Karen says:

          Oh, me too. I wish we could just fast forward to Christmas eve so I could stuff my face at my mom and dad’s house!

          Will you guys be hosting this year?

          • Nina says:

            nope. we’re going to the in-laws. driving down is a bit much for them so we’re going to them instead. :-D

            i cant wait to pig out too!

  4. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Exhausted!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    Home Alone, the first movie, and Love Actually!! I’ve already seen both last week.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Babywipes to get off my makeup, Hegron hair serum and snail slime face cream(sound disgusting but it’s really the best face cream ever!).

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    I started using the internet when I was 11, but I started to use it regularly when I was 16, I had to use it every day for school.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    Last week, a girl I was friends with back then goes to the same school as me right now. I don’t talk to her or say hi, don’t feel the need to do so.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    Can’t even remember. Maybe carnival last year but I’m not quit sure.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    Christmasshopping, again! Still have to buy some things though.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    I haven’t finishes any book I started reading this year, haha. I just began to read Twilight, yesterdag, but I’m sure I will finish this book next week!

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    Just had a handfull of banana crisps.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Same thing, wrap up everything for christmas by friday.
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  5. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Tired. We had a Christmas lunch today, and I ate too much.
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Love Actually. We get to see that Jimmy Stewart classic every Christmas, what’s the name again?
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Japanese mascaras, MAC Brow Gel & MSF Natural.
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? Late 20s?
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Not in years, can’t remember.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Hey, it was the 14th of July in 2008 in Paris.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I went to see Hysteria.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? ((have not read any))
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Nuts?
    10. Weekly goals: Preparing for my 3 day (wow!) weekend!

  6. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Okay for a monday
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? I love the cartoon movies. I just can’t remember the names but the old school ones.
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Moisturizer, Chloe perfume and eyeline.
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? LOL..I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t using the internet.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Omg it has been a long time. I have emailed someone from high school last week.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? A very long time ago.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Last weekend I went shopping. That was fun..haha
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Hmmm I have to say there hasn’t been one where I can that about yet.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Egg nog latte..YUMMY
    10. Weekly goals: Gym, eat healthy and stay positive

  7. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Anxious. I’ve got a job interview tomorrow and I really need it to go well!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?

    Love, Actually, Elf, Last Holiday, and of course the classic — A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?

    Tarte’s Lights, Cameras, Lashes mascara, Lumene’s Radiance Nectar, and Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dry top coat.

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?

    Not until my 30s, actually.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?

    Wow, I’m not in touch with anyone from that time of my life anymore, but I probably encountered someone about a decade ago.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?

    I don’t remember, so probably when I was a little kid.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?

    Christmas service at church yesterday was really beautiful. They held the big event early since they’re anticipating low turnout on the actual day.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?

    Also Tim Gunn’s book, and a really great novel called Cutting for Stone.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?

    Karen and I are on a similar wavelength. Picked up the Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Stars on Saturday.

    10. Weekly goals:

    A successful job interview, and get some gifts wrapped.

  8. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    Love actually.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Kiko makeup remover, Olay Total effects day cream and l’Oreal Elvive Nutri Gloss conditioner.

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    mm I think I was about 16

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    I see some of them regularly as we remained friends.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    can’t remember, it’s been too long.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    just hang out with my bf :)

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    A game of thrones by George R. R. Martin

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    a slice of Panettone

    10. Weekly goals:
    just relax!
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  9. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Unmotivated. It’s my last week of work and a lot of people are on vacation so it’s hard to get work done!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Elf.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Olay Moisturizer, makeup cleansing wipes (I prefer ones from Boots), Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    Probably 20-22. It was a couple years into college before I got online regularly. Hard to believe there was a time before the Internets. :-)

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    Back in November. I went with my two best friends to Miami.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    Hm, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a parade.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    I went out to eat with my family and then everyone came back to our place to hang out.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    I really enjoyed The Help from Kathryn Stockett.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    It wasn’t holiday specific, but I had some awesome Girhadelli brownies for dessert when I went out to eat.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try and stay motivated at work. Start on my holiday baking and wrap gifts.

    Have a great Monday!

    • Karen says:

      What are you baking this year, Ruchita?

      You have a great Monday as well!

      • Ruchita says:

        I’m making apple pie for Christmas Eve at my parent’s house.

        Then for Christmas Day with my husband’s family, I’m making red velvet chocolate cupcakes and a chocolate tart.

        I have a major sweet tooth, so it’s best if I share the baked goods instead of keeping them around the house!

  10. Cindy says:

    1. Mood: I have a cold, but my mood is okay!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Rudolph! Claymation makes me happy.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    (1) MD Forté glycolic acid facial cleanser;
    (2) Lush Ghost (only available in Fall so I have to stock up);
    (3) Rimmel gentle eye makeup remover.

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? 17-ish.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? 2 weekends ago.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? *That* I don’t know.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Yes. Spent early xmas (aka “faux xmas”) with my family since we won’t be able to get together this coming weekend.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Sisters Brothers.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Mexican wedding cakes made by yours truly.

    10. Weekly goals: Get better, finish mailing last few xmas gifts, organize apartment (finally).

  11. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. My kitties are keeping my feet warm. :P

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?: Miracle on 34th Street, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?: Revlon Spicy Cinnamon, Pangea Organics Calendula & Blood Orange Cleanser, Almat Lengthening mascara.

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?: 18.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?: Just 2 days ago!

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?: I walked through the Village Halloween Parade. That counts!

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?: Yup, I went to a Xmas party thrown by my friend Terri.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? “God’s Bits of Wood” by Sembene Ousmane.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?: Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes. They’re full of trans fat, but they’re so good!

    10. Weekly goals: Photograph for the blog. So many holiday looks to post!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris,

      Aww, your kitties are so good about giving you love! Tabs has been very greedy with his affection lately. He doesn’t want to share at all.

      Happy Monday!

  12. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Really looking forward to tomorrow because my friends and I are having our annual Christmas Party together <3 I have to buy some last minute gifts and a few ingredients for my Spinach Artichoke Dip and Gooey Pumpkin Cake recipes :D

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? When I was a kid, I always enjoyed How the Grinch Stole Christmas because of how heartwarming the ending is. I don't watch a ton of flicks but I enjoy the holiday themed specials on TV!

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? MAC Lipglass, MAC lipstick, and Biosilk Silk Therapy

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? I would say when I was in middle school. That's when I got my first computer and had the joy of AIM and Xanga :P

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Just last week! :D I saw my besties during a post-finals get-together! I'm lucky that we still don't live too far from another despite college and all.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Probably would be the SD Pride Parade in Balboa Park when I was volunteering as a Medical Volunteer. Luckily, there wasn't too much trouble going on and my friend and I could see parts of the parade as we made our rounds.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Saw my besties and we ate a toooooooooon. We stayed at Panera so long that we ended up going next door for sushi!

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

    I've read three of her books now and they get me every time. They have to do with cultural identity struggles and the generation gap between immigrated mothers and American born daughters and all the messages resonate very strongly to me.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Persimmon bread I made last night XP My dad always buys a ton of persimmons from Escondido around this time but sometimes a few of them get squishy and overripe. At that point, it's my job to turn them into Persimmon bread and Persimmon muffins!

    10. Weekly goals: Keep enjoying this wonderful break and prepare my gifts for my friends at our holiday party tomorrow!

  13. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: So lazy, I just can’t be bothered to do work or anything
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Love Actually and Elf
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Clinique high impact mascara, MAC studio finish concealer, and MAC blot powder
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? I guess about 11 or 12?
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? I’m still there, so Friday :)
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? I don’t think I’ve ever been to one actually
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I went to a winter festival thing in London, it was awesome
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? I haven’t read any really good ones all year, I don’t think
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Gingerbread latte, yum
    10. Weekly goals: Have fun and enjoy the holidays

  14. 1. Mood: Pretty great. XMas is coming! woohoo
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? ELF love that movie.
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Falsies flared, Revlon colorstay in Rich Ginger, Guerlain 866 lipgloss
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?12, so long ago, wow
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? wow years ago. I don’t keep in contact with too many peeps from hs.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? this year. Love parades.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? nah, my son was sick, so just watched films all day.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? wow, the girl with the dragon tatoo. so good.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Peppermint mocha latte. yum
    10. Weekly goals: to blog more, christmas shop and smile !

  15. kiwikiwidragon says:

    1. Mood: Crap….my dad has terminal cancer and sunday was a bad day

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Nightmare Before Christmas and Grinch.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    (1) Burts bees orange scrub
    (2) Complex 15
    (3) Kiss my face shave cream, its the best!

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? 19-ish and it was 1995….oi

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? about a month, the only one i stay in contact with
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? about 3 weeks ago?

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Yes and No, DH’s holiday party friday night and his co-worker gave a dinner party, saturday night. shopped for groceries and last minutes xmas and spent sunday night with the fam doing the not fun stuff.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Eragon, although i haven’t finished it and need to pick it up again
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? these awesome pretzel, rolo things. hint: the recipe is on the back of the holiday rolo package, super easy!

    10. Weekly goals: Chill, wrap, cook/bake, and try and pack for the weekend.

  16. Katherine G says:

    Happy Holidays Karen, and hope they are not stressful for ya!
    1. Mood:
    ~Content. Still got some Christmas shopping to do for the fiance, but finally done with school!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    ~I also love the movie Love Actually, and The Grinch with Jim Carrey is another fave of mine.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    ~Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner (those eye liners stay on forever and also don’t rub off!), Nars the Multiple in Orgasm (great eye shadow, blush, and lip stick when in a rush), and L’Oreal/Cover Girl/Maybelline mascaras.

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    ~Probably high school, when I had to start writing research papers. I would bet I was 15 or 16?

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    ~Hmmm…was a while ago. I met him for lunch. Good friend whom I can discuss makeup, art, and fashion with. He is planning on going into the fashion industry. He’s already made some killer clothes himself! And he’s the best artist I’ve ever seen.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    ~A long time ago, when my grandmother was still alive. Either Memorial Day or Independence Day parade. Had to be before 2005, which was when she died.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    ~Got to see my Uncle Joe, whom I haven’t seen in 4 years, and my cousins, who are getting so grown up now!

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    ~Shades of Grey by Jessica James. If you love the Civil War, this is a great historical fiction novel.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    ~Struffoli. It’s a traditional Italian treat that is handmade every year in December by my dad. It’s fried dough balls covered in honey and sprinkles and you can put pine nuts in with the dough balls for flavor. I also had cosafriti, which is another traditional Italian treat handmade and served only at the annual Italian side family gathering. It’s fried dough covered in honey (but it’s a sticky dough batter).

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Finish Christmas shopping, clean the house, and make sure all the presents are wrapped before I have to work Christmas Eve and Christmas.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      I hope the holidays won’t be stressful, either! They’ll be easier if I can get a bunch of writing done beforehand… here’s hoping!

      Anywho, can I just say I’m SO HUNGRY now? Reading about your holiday snacks has me drooling because you mentioned the magic words: “fried” and “dough.”

  17. Karen B says:

    1. Mood: a mix of excited, relieved and a tad disappointed (my drama exam went well but could have been better if my partner for the project had actually put more effort in it)
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Nightmare Before Christmas and The Santa Clause. Oh and Elf.
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? NARS blush (just so smooth and pigmented), L’Oréal professionel shampoo (those huge bottles are such a moneysaver) and Nivea visage cleansing milk (so soft, so good for removing any makeup)
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? Erm. 13?
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Two weeks ago. Ran into a friend and we have plans to meet up during Christmas break.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Erm, in Disneyland Paris this summer?
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Yes! We got our new car and I got to drive the hybrid baby! It’s pretty much awesome.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. I’m still reading but it’s SO intriguing!
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Ferrero Rocher. Mmm. Delicious
    10. Weekly goals: Get my room packed up so I can move to another (better and more quiet) room, finish my exams (alreayd accomplished) and have fun for hte last few days at school

  18. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I can finally relax and I’ve been like a puddle on the couch.

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? We watch Star Wars every Christmas. It’s not a holiday movie but it’s a tradition of ours.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Philosophy Hope in a Jar, Neutrogena sunscreen, L’Occitane hand cream.

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? High school, that was only a few years ago though.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? The other day, I ran into a friend after our exams at University.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Good question. I don’t remember.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I had a “Girls Weekend” with my Mom, Grandma, Autn, and cousin.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? The Help. I finished the book and just wanted more.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? A gingerbread man cookie.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my last two knitting projects, laundry, and bake cookies!

  19. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Great. I had an easy work day.
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? I love It’s a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas and a Mickey Mouse Christmas Carol. I’m a big kid!
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Philosophy Purity Made Simple, Bliss Naked Body Butter and Carmex chapstick
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? Probably 18 or so.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? I talk to alot of people on FB but in person it was about 2 months ago. I saw an old hs friend in CVS.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? I went to the Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC when I was 13. Madness and I haven’t been since.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I went to a nice dinner with hubby and we spent Friday and Saturday Christmas shopping.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? I had Mint Hot Chocolate and a pumpkin donut from Dunkin Donuts on Sat. Both are very yummy!
    10. Weekly goals: Wrap my gifts, continue to declutter my apartment and enjoy Christmas with my hubby and family.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  20. Teresa says:

    1. Mood: Stressed but upbeat!
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Hmm… not sure I have one! I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a scroogette because I do love the holidays.
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? My daily moisturzier from MAC, Maybellines Falsies Flared, Laura Mercier Loose powder
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? Middle school.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Can’t remember, so it must have been a while.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? See above answer :))
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I saw Jim Gaffigan perform in NJ!
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Pound cake, and lots of it!
    10. Weekly goals: Be patient, be kind, and stay positive.

  21. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy! The snow melted!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    The first two Home Alone movies (death to the second two. They are HORRIFYING), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Chuck Jones version. The live action is only good when Max is on.), the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story….and It’s a Wonderful Life. I’m a Christmas movie junkie. I LOVE Christmas. I tend to watch both 101 Dalmatian flicks and Happy Feet around this time of year too! If I could find the Muppet’s Christmas Carol version, I’d be watching that too! I love them! Ha ha ha!

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Nivea, A Kiss of Moisture lip balm; my Dermalogica Ultra Calming skin routine (the cleanser, mist & barrier repair) and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Can’t live without them!

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    12, I think. I was older.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    Um, two semesters ago, I think.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    A looooooong time ago! I can’t even remember!

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    Wrapped presents. I love wrapping presents, as long as it isn’t under duress.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    Oh geez, I can never answer this question, there’s too many! I can never just pick one! The first Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), Sisters Red (Jackson Pearce), Sweetly (Jackson Pearce), reread His Dark Materials Trilogy (Philip Pullman) AGAIN, Goliath (Scott Westerfeld)….um, yea. You can pick any of those. I read more (LOTS MORE. I read about 80 books a year.)

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    Homemade traditional German Spritz cookies that I made at midnight. XD

    10. Weekly goals:
    1. Bake buttermilk biscuits that I’ve been craving.
    2. Finish Christmas shopping (yep, down to the wire, as usual.) & wrap said gifts
    3. Get eyebrows plucked.
    4. Clean Zena. She must be clean for Christmas. No stinky dogs on Christmas.
    5. Bake homemade apple and caramel pie or my dad and aunt will massacre me (they WILL massacre me. Trust me.)
    6. Clean!

    And after all of that,

    Go to Grammy’s on Christmas Eve! Oh my God, so much to do, so little time! GAAAAAAAAAAAH! Help me, Karen, help me!

    (P.S. Merry Christmas!)

  22. Nina says:

    Hi Karen!
    1. Mood: Tired and grumpy, have a terrible headache but trying to ignore it. Oh and also hungry, time for a midnight snack!
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Um, I don’t think I have one :/
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Nars shadow base (thank you so much for introducing it to me, because thanks to it I can wear shadows for the first time in my life! I have really really oily lids and without it everything creases and smudges within a really short while, but with it I’ve seen 16+ hours!! Please tell Nars to never discontinue it, please!), TBS Almond Hand and Nail Cream and Clinique Cream Shaper in Chocolate Luster.
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? 16.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Yesterday. One of my besties is moving to Canada, and I won’t see her for a long time :( Two of my besties are from highschool.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Never.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Yup, had bestie and some friends over, celebrated a birthday and played Guitar Herooo! :D
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Just chocolate cookies.
    10. Weekly goals: To be able to relax!

    Have a great week and holiday!

  23. Karen F says:

    1. Mood: Pretty happy. It’s been a good day and I’m currently cuddling with my kitten, Rajah

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? WHITE CHRISTMAS and Elf of course because the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Aveeno Moisturizer, Covergirl Aquasmoothers, Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    Probably like 13-14?

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    Last week actually, but it’s not that hard when you go to a small college with about 30 kids from school there.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    Well I was in our Homecoming parade in October so….then :)

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    I went to see a Nutcracker ballet with my mom and all my sorority sisters as well as got to go shopping and pick up the new Jack Black Balm Squad Lip Quad!

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    I love anything by Tamora Pierce and I can’t wait to get her new book Mastiff for Christmas!

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    Peppermint Bark!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Read the 1st Hunger Games book!

  24. Marian says:

    1. Mood: a little down. I tend to get this way during the holidays.
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? It’s a Wonderful Life and The Grinch
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Retin-A, Alpha Hydrox 12% souffle and Chanel foundation
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? 43
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? I see one of my friends from middle school and high school all the time!
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? maybe 15 years ago?….it’s been a long time. I’m not very fond of parades.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? No, and I really wanted to.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? The Help
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Oatmeal cookies that I made. Tsk, tsk.
    10. Weekly goals: finish up the holiday baking and stay away from it all. Be particularly careful about what I eat this week.

  25. M.A.Leal says:

    1. Mood: Not good. I get back to work tomorrow.
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Don’t have any. But I always watch the Sound of Music. Does it count?
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? I am not a faithful custummer. I like trying different things all the time.
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? When I was 21.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Yesterday :) We all stayed good friends.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? I don’t think we have parades here in the Azores :)
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Went for drinks to a nice bar and had a lot of fun. It’s always great to be with friends.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Too many to choose from.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Ferrero Rocher. I LOVE them.
    10. Weekly goals: To survive this work week and to enjoy the hollydays. Also, to write my list of goals to 2012 (It’s an old tradition ;))

  26. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Happy! Had my last final of my 1st semester of grad school today (even though it was a killer- neurophys), but now I’m free for 5 weeks!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?: Miracle on 34th St.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?: Maybelline Full n Soft mascara, pots of wet n wild black cream eyeliner, and Chanel or Guerlain lipsticks

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?: I’m 23 now, but started regularly only when I was 17. We just didn’t have internet at my house!

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?: 2 weeks ago.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?: Not for a loooooooooong time. Probably when I was like 6 or so, and I distinctly remember hating it.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?: Baked cookies with two of my mother’s old students students! They’re 6 and 8 and their mother just passed away so we thought it’d be nice to do.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?: Haven’t had much time to read for pleasure recently. I can’t think of anything!

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?: Russian tea cakes and just a minute ago. I used it to lead my fat tabby into my bedroom since it’s warmer than the living room. Fool thought it was treats for her!

    10. Weekly goals: RELAX. And do some Christmas embroidery for Thursday.

    Have a great week and happy holidays everyone!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, fat tabbies rule! Although mine is currently acting like a hater… he’s been ignoring me all day.

      What type of embroidery are you doing? Is it for a gift?

  27. 1. Mood: worried – my very elderly dog is sick and I’m hoping for a xmas miracle and trying to keep busy and not think too much.
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? The Muppet Christmas Carol. It’s so fabulous, I’d watch anytime of year
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Yonka Gommage 305, Laura Mercier Kohl Eyeliner, Burt’s Bees chapstick.
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? I don’t know! Late, probably late teens.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Last month I saw someone from Kindergarten – does that count?
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Ages, probably 3 years!
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Hmm. Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre was brilliant. I also really like The Black Minutes, by Martin Solares, and the Spellman books by Lisa Lutz are hilarious and smart.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    10. Weekly goals: Find gifts for everyone, celebrate my dog’s bday next week with her healthy and well, a couple of quiet, peaceful days over the holiday. Oh god, I have an article due too, so that as well. Yikes!
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  28. Ariel says:

    1. Mood:
    happy
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    White Christmas, The Holiday
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Origins Checks and Balances cleanser, Fresh Supernova Concealer, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly?
    11
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    Well, I’m still with my high school sweetheart, so if he counts, then today!
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    Can’t remember….
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    Wrapped gifts and made a fun mix on Spotify
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    Chocolat
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    chocolate sprinkle cookies
    10. Weekly goals:
    finish my work to-do list before Christmas

  29. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Excited for Christmas!
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Bad Santa?
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? Lash blast mascara, clinique black honey lip gloss, and urban decay lip gloss in gash.
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? 20
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? The other day.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? It’s been awhile.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? Went to a hookah bar.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Naked Lunch.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? A cookie.
    10. Weekly goals: To get everything on my to do list done!

  30. Kim says:

    Mood: A little stressed. One of the boys came home with some not-so-great grades on a couple of his school papers. It’s a bit frustrating!
    Holiday Flicks: Oh, I love Love Actually too. Christmas Story is one of my faves.
    Beauty Products: YSL Faux Cils, Clinique Cream Shaper liner in Brown Lustre and Clinique Brow Shaper in Honey. NARS Orgasm will be added to that list soon. I also can’t do without my Cetaphil bar and CeraVe lotion.
    Internet: I can’t even remember. It seems like it’s been forever, but I guess it’s really been since my late 20s.
    High School: Everyday. I work with people from HS and my bffs are all school friends. That’s definitely the upside of living in the town you grew up in!
    Parade: At Disney over Thanksgiving vacation.
    Last Weekend: Hockey, hockey and more hockey! It’s fun, but it’s a lifestyle!
    Book: Dances with Dragons (George RR Martin)
    Last Holiday Snack: I just scarfed down a belgian chocolate that I got as a Christmas gift. I’m not too chocolatey, but I like a little taste every once in a while. :)
    Weekly goals: Where to begin? Last minute gifts, wrapping, meal planning and shopping. And work out like a fiend so I can eat at will. HAHA! Oh, and to check in on our regular computer, not the laptop that doesn’t like to copy and paste Le List!

  31. Amy D. says:

    1. Mood: Tired and stressed… It’s finals week!

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Well, I watched The Santa Claus 3 last night, and I have to say I enjoyed it in all its cheesy-ness. And I don’t know if this counts, but I LOVE watching the Shrek Christmas special when it’s on tv.

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? At the moment, I’d have to say Burts Bees Lip Balm, and other than that, I’ve been trying a lot of new things!

    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? Hmm.. Thats a tricky one. Probably when my family got high speed internet a few years back.

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Not too long ago, as I graduated last Spring, and some people go to the same university as me.

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? That has been a while. Maybe a couple summers ago?

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I actually had a really nice, productive weekend, and I got to do a little shopping… Very rare for this college girl.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Three words: The Hunger Games.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? I had some hot cocoa a few days ago and I mixed in a candy cane! It was yummy!

    10. Weekly goals: Study, study, study and get some good grades on my finals! Then enjoy my break at home.

  32. Carly says:

    1. Mood: Happy to have the opportunity to relax.
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (animated), Elf. and It’s a Wonderful Life
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? I actually don’t run out because I continually buy tons of lipstick, nail polish, and blush. :X
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? I was about 8. That sounds so funny now.
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? Yesterday. I’m a recent grad, and a classmate works at the local Starbucks.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? Within the last 5 months if Disneyland counts.
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I did. I shopped, saw Young Adult, and rented The Help and Crazy, Stupid Love.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? Naked by David Sedaris
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? Gingerbread Loaf from Starbucks
    10. Weekly goals: Finish my Christmas shopping, put up my grandparent’s tree.

  33. Christy says:

    1. Mood:Wee stressed due to a ton of holiday baking
    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks? Charlie Brown Christmas ;) as well as Home Alone
    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again? MAC lipstick, mineralize eye shadows and Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish
    4. How old were you when you started using the Internet regularly? About 14
    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school? My friend Michelle comes by to see me at work at least once a week.
    6. When was the last time you went to a parade? I walked by the CFL Grey Cup parade on my way to work a few weeks ago :) I saw some RCMP on horses
    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend? I started Christmas baking with gingerbread. I started Panettone, but my dough hasn’t risen as much as I wanted. Doesn’t help that my containers are too large.
    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year? I don’t read many books, but I have read “The 10lb Shred” by Tommy Europe. He encourages a lot of healthy eating and strength training to get rid of that last little bit of muffin top.
    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had? German Stollen from the Christmas market. Although this morning I had a bit of gingerbread crumbs when I was transferring them into different containers.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish Christmas shopping and baking. Workout at least 4x this week and sleep well
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  34. Amanda says:

    1. Mood:
    I’ve been better, been worse. The time of the month where I hate being a girl is upon us.. Well me.. I really need my own computer.. Cause I have very limited time on this one. All in all life is good.. If not so much at the moment.. Than very soon. :)

    2. What are your favorite holiday flicks?
    The old animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was the last Christmas movie that I watched and really enjoyed. (I was also very young). I plan to, if not this year, than next year go out and buy some Christmas movies and update my collection. (As of now, I have 0)

    3. What are three beauty products you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Literally nothing.. It’s been a long time since I’ve had money enough to splurge on beauty products, so I’m im/patiently waiting to get money in my pockets to go out and buy some good stuff. As of now, I’m using L.A. Colors that I’m buying at the dollar store. I didn’t think that the pigmentation on the eyeshadow’s would come out at all (dollar store you know?) but it was a pleasant surprise when I put them on and their actually really bright and colorful.. The lipgloss, mascara, and eyeliner I wouldn’t buy for more than a dollar though.

    4. How old were you when you started using the internet regularly?
    I was 14 when I got my first computer and high speed internet.. I’ve been addicted ever since. :D

    5. When was the last time you saw someone from high school?
    Here in Yakima not very often, but when I go back home to Kooskia, I see all of them on a pretty regular basis.. (Not that I want to talk to to many of them..)

    6. When was the last time you went to a parade?
    Around 6 months ago I think.. I don’t attend parade’s unless I have a child with me, it’s only fun if you get to see their faces light up.

    7. Did you do anything fun last weekend?
    I don’t honestly remember last weekend.. My days all seem to blur together.

    8. One of the best books you’ve read this year?
    The Last Juror by John Grisham. That book was amazing! I read when I was at my Daddy’s this year and it was so hard to put down.

    9. What’s the last holiday snack you had?
    Last month I was with my mama and I bought a Reses Christmas Tree! It was so yummy!

    10. Weekly Goals:
    1: Buy holiday things for my baby kitty Shelley!
    2. Pack up my room and get ready for the move to Stites, ID!
    3. Buy some new eyeshadow to wear on the holidays!
    4. Start walking.. I wanna get healthy next year.. So I wanna prep myself for my New Year’s Revolution!
    5. Call my Mama and tell her I love her!

    Happy late Monday!

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