Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Dec. 27

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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. 150. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Absolutely spiffy. El Hub has some time off before the new year, so Tabs and I are thrilled to have him around today.

  3. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
  4. Going to Milan to cover the Dolce & Gabbana show last October, for sure.

  5. Worst thing?
  6. 2010 was pretty good to me (knock on wood), so I don’t really have a specific thing, but I do think I have to get better about balancing blogging and my offline life. Time flies when I’m at the computer, and I didn’t spend nearly enough time with my family this year. Over Christmas, I realized how much I miss them. You know what they say — time waits for no one.

  7. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
  8. That chin and eyebrow hairs suck, but white chin and eyebrow hairs suck even more!

  9. Your biggest personal revelation?
  10. I’m my own best cheerleader. :)

  11. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
  12. Make it over to Europe. I’d love to spend a holiday swimming and relaxing somewhere along the Mediterranean coast. Got any suggestions?

  13. Your plans for New Year’s Eve?
  14. Nothing yet (I know, so last minute!), but later today I’m going to look for something to do, maybe one of those restaurants that hosts big NYE dinners.

  15. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
  16. Dear, Karen. Remember to be kinder and gentler to yourself in 2011, because you’re doing just fine. And if you’re meant to be a mother, don’t worry. It will happen.

  17. And now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
  18. I wish you an ocean of good luck, love and happiness in 2011. If worry is weighing on you, know that 1) you’re stronger than you think, and 2) turn to the people you know you can trust to lift you up when you need it.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Finish entering info into my Nike + iPod (a gift from El Hub). It has a pedometer and tracks workouts online. I also want to clean the house from top to bottom before the new year, and touch base with my family and some friends by e-mail or phone at least once this week.

Can you believe we made it through another year together? Because he’s so in the moment, Tabs doesn’t really think about what tomorrow brings, but I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately — about what I would like to accomplish in 2011. If you’re in the mood to reflect with me, or you just feel like popping by to say hi, please take a moment to fill out the Monday Poll. I’d love to hear from ya. :)

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



1. Mood:
2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
3. Worst thing?
4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
5. Your biggest personal revelation?
6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
10. Weekly goals:

Here’s to our last Monday Poll of 2010 and to all our future Mondays together in 2011 (*raises chai latte*).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. 1. Mood: Really happy today
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Gave birth to the cutest kid on the planet, and I got married too.
    3. Worst thing? Lost a friend
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? As I get older, I’m getting more and more chin hairs too.
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? That the more I smile, the happier I feel.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? I’d like to visit Amsterdam.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Going to a club with the hubby.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… dear Milly, this year remember that you can’t do everything on your own. It’s ok to ask for help.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear friends, I hope you know you’re amazing, youre wonderful and you can do anything you put your mind to.
    10. Weekly goals: To smile, to write more blog post, and on New Years Eve to PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999
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  2. 1. Mood: Cheery
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I got my career started.
    3. Worst thing? Things didn’t go the way I wanted them to but it’s okay.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? As I grow older my skin seems to be getting better and better! Yay :)
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? The best relationship you can ever be in is with yourself.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? To get MARRIED and start my Master’s!
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Spend it with family & friends.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Saniya, Don’t let the small things get to you in life, they are minor bumps to get you through the tough times. Your time to shine will come. Be patient and love yourself. xo
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear MBB Reader, Life is too short to be upset, instead smile and know that you are your own best friend! xo
    10. Weekly goals: Eat healthy and study!
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  3. Ru says:

    LOVE the monday poll. Oh and your #4 made me giggle

    1. Mood: Apprehensive

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
    DH moving to DC; going to Italy

    3. Worst thing?
    Sadly, my wedding was not anything I’d ever dreamed for, and while it pleased everyone else, it displeased me greatly. But it was 1 day and the marraige is more important than an event.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
    When I think back to some makeup looks I’ve done in the (way way) past, I want to gag at my lack of knowledge. Oh also, I have a (beauty) spending problem and really need to stop.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    Other people don’t put me on the backburner, I do, and therefore allow them to think my feelings, wants, needs don’t matter

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
    Visit my country

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
    No clue because it’s last minute as well

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Dear Ru, 2010 was a rough year, but that was 2010. In 2011 all that will be in the past, and we can go back to living a life with no guilt and no regrets.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    Dear Friends, you don’t need a new year to change anything in your life. Everyday is an oppurtunity to induce change.

    10. Weekly goals: Play with my makeup, clean up on a regular basis, treat myself a bit because I deserve it

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ru,

      Sorry to hear your wedding day wasn’t what you wished for. Perhaps you guys can do a renewal ceremony in a few years in a way that makes you happy? That might be something to look forward to.

      Would you believe El Hub and still haven’t had a honeymoon? And it’s gonna be five years in July, LOL!

  4. YJ says:

    1. Mood: Great! No work, and I’ve taken two naps by the fireplace already! =)

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?: Being laid-off, it’s fortunate only because I don’t have a lot of big bills to pay, but now have some time to enjoy life until I get another job!

    3. Worst thing?: Being laid-off. The financial limits are really irritating. Ha!

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?: Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum! It literally shrank my pores from disgusting to almost invisible!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?: That I need to learn to gossip less. It hasn’t gotten me into too much trouble yet, but I’ve had a scare and it made me realize that it’s better to keep my mouth shut about certain things.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?: GETTING A NEW (real) JOB!!!!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?: I started bartending, so I’ll be working! *fingers crossed* I hope I rake in a lot of tips so I can feed my insane shopping habits…

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…: Dear YJ, Stop beating yourself up about the small things, don’t pay attention to people who are trying to get under your skin! You can BE amazing! Try!!!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! What’s the fun in being safe? Carpe Diem!

    10. Weekly goals: Do my laundry, clean the house!

  5. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood: good – happy to not be at work!
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? getting pregnant :)
    3. Worst thing? realizing we won’t be able to sell our house & move
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? eyeshadow primer is a must
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I need to not compare myself to others
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? finish my thesis and become a mom – hopefully in that order
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? relax on my couch! my main goal is to stay awake until midnight, lol
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… 2011 will be a great year! stay positive!
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year full of memorable moments for you!
    10. Weekly goals: hmmm, get a bunch of work done on Wednesday (my only work day this week!) and put away all the baby gifts I got for Christmas.

    p.s. – the nike+ thing is so cool! I would definitely want one if I could actually run :)

    • Karen says:

      You can use it to walk too! :) Do you have an iPod or a an iPhone? It works with either.

      • Tiffany says:

        hmmm, I wonder if it’s worth it for walking? I have a feeling that will be my main exercise after the baby is born – going for walks with the stroller :)

        I have an ipod shuffle and an iphone… do you have to put your iphone in an arm band thing to use it with that?

        • Karen says:

          I use it with my iPod touch. You can clip it on your clothes, but I use an arm band because otherwise I have trouble seeing the screen!

          And yes, I think it’s worth it if you walk, especially if you’re the type of person who responds well to data, numbers and tracking.

          BTW, baby strollers are so sci-fi these days! Some of them are really streamlined.

  6. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed/chilling out :).
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010: finding someone who would actually willingly and enthusiastically accompany me to watch more serious or alternative theatre plays and seeing one of my favourite singers live :)… oh, and seeing how cosier our newly bought/inherited resort house got during the renovation :). (I know that’s 3, I was cheating :D)
    3. Worst thing: not getting accepted to an internship at a theatre I wanted sooo much…
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010: 1) the importance of make-up brushes (I’m kind of a beginner in this whole make-up thing and I used to only use those applicators on my eyes for a while… eek), 2) black hair is growing on my jaw and neck… yuck. (cheating again)
    5. Your biggest personal revelation: I’m gonna cheat again, and say too, a good and a bad one… bad one: I’m never gonna be able to “sell myself… good one: I’m and can be more independent than I would have ever thought.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011: becoming a real working girl (besides university).
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve: going to a concert (not in a club or anything crazy extreme, I’m not in the mood of partying, I just want to relax :D)
    8. New Year’s love note for myself: 2011 is going to be YOUR year, so keep your head up and hope for the best, don’t let past failures stop you from believing… (and stuff like that :D)
    9. New Year’s love note for others who are reading your blog: I hope you’re getting exactly what you want and need in 2011 :)!
    10. Weekly goals: finding the perfect outfit for the last 2 programs this year, making a mental account of 2010 and studying a bit for the exams in January.

  7. mermadelove says:

    1. Mood: Feelin’ Groovy
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Got my dream job and private practice
    3. Worst thing? Let’s not go there. It’s over.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Playing with makeup is therapeutic and I’m really good at it!!!
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I’m much stronger than I thought I was. My losses this year have made me even stronger and gentler.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Have a baby
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Hang out with my hubby after I get home from work
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Fabienne, you are so much more than you know, even now. Be kind to yourself and have fun!
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear Beauties, Be gentle with yourselves and those around you . Peace on earth starts one person at a time and we all make a difference. May the peace of the waters be with you.
    Sparkle on!
    10. Weekly goals: Be a living example of love and gratitude.

  8. DonnaN says:

    1. Mood: Tired….wishing that I had this week OFF from work, as it’s slow and boring! I wish I could find a job that I could stay at home, and get PAID for it…….

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Having my bypass surgery in March and then getting pregnant this past summer.

    3. Worst thing? The death of our puppy, Kaia in July. It was quite devistating and I miss her every day!

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? How losing weight really changed my facial structure….who knew I had cheekbones?

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? That I *AM* worth it…..putting myself FIRST in 2010 was the best thing I could have done!

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Most of my bucket list is travel-related, so since the baby is arriving in the Spring, I’ll defer to 2012……

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Home with my jammies on, an egg roll and some sparkling Apple Juice at midnight with my Hubby!

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Donna, remember to have patience and peace in 2011….your daughter will remember you for it!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Best of luck, love and beauty to all in 2011—believe in yourself and who you are, which is the MOST beautiful thing of all!

    10. Weekly goals: Get the paint color at least PICKED for the baby’s room, catch up with the remaining family that’s here over the New Years’ holiday and get lots of rest!

  9. candy says:

    1. Mood: Busy! Clean, clean, clean says my mind… nap nap nap says my brain!

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Finding the loves of my life and becoming a wife and stepmother.

    3. Worst thing? Missing my Sophie pup.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? I’M GETTING OLDER?!? WHO AUTHORIZED THIS? I need moisturizer and SPF STAT!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? Its *not* all about me anymore….

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Build my photography self esteem!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Date night out with the husband and a night at the Adolphus hotel :)

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Candy, smile and the world smiles back.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Grins are great but smiles are spectacular!

    10. Weekly goals: Find my NYE dress and shoes, then dream up a way to spoil the husband for all his holiday hard work!

  10. lo says:

    1. Mood: Ew. I’m sick.
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Graduated college, decided what I want to do with my life.
    3. Worst thing? Everything else. OK, that’s a bit dramatic, but it wasn’t my best year, for sure.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Makeup is a lot of fun, and I love it, but it will never be essential in my life.
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I’m meant to be a doctor. Weird.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Figure out if there’s still something between me and a very wonderful gentleman… and act on it!
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? I wanted to go to my school’s bowl game, but my cold is not going away (so travel is a pretty bad idea), so I’ll probably be zonked out on Nyquil. Sad, I know.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Lo, 2010 sucked, but 2011 will be the start of something amazing. You have so many opportunities and big decisions ahead, and people who love you and are really cheering you on. And for crying out loud, give that relationship another chance… he’s totally hubby material, it just took you both awhile to figure it out.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear Lovelies, I wish you all the love and happiness you can handle! Have adventures, test your limits, laugh, cry, try new things, make a fool of yourself, learn a useful skill, develop a party trick, work hard, set goals, serve others… make your corner of the world a better place because YOU are in it!
    10. Weekly goals: Financial aid, buy school supplies, get healthy again, eat more cookies before they’re all gone.

  11. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Gooooood. I had a wonderful holiday weekend with my family, slept in late this morning, had a nice breakfast and have been cleaning all the holiday cheer lol.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Definitely moving back to Massachusetts.

    3. Worst thing? Well, 2010 was a hell of a year for me, and there were a lot of things that fell into the “worst thing” category. I think the worst of it was just being so utterly miserable and anxiety-ridden all of the time. But all the bad stuff made the wonderful stuff that came after it that much sweeter.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? My hair loves argan oil!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I feel like I can handle almost anything. Instead of being scared of school, and a new ventures on my horizon, my attitude now is say bring them on!!!

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Travel more. I’d love to visit my bff from highschool, currently she lives in Vegas!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? I’m going to a fancy pants soiree :D I need to shop for my outfit this week!

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Dear Liz, there are so many wonderful people who love you and will totally be there for you if you ask for help. So, with this in mind, you really should ask for it when you need it! Also, relax a bit, no need to be so high strung all the time, it’s not very becoming of you dear.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. To the wonderful, beautiful, vibrant readers of MMB: You are SO worth it, whatever “it” is, in every conceivable way. Don’t shortchange or second guess yourself, you can do it. Be the love that you want to see in the world to the people around you.

    10. Weekly goals: Find that New Year’s outfit!!!

  12. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Very good. I had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a while. Plus, this week is sort of like a half-vacation since I’m only doing a little work each day. I needed the break!

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I finished my first novel rough draft. That’s certainly a breakthrough!

    3. Worst thing? Tough one. Not a lot of bad stuff has happened (thank goodness!) but probably when my shower and bathroom floor drain backed up from a clog in the sewer line. It was a day-long plumbing experience that I hope never happens again.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Nails! I never cared about painting my nails before, but last spring I saw a change of heart. I’m not sure what happened, but now I’m really into painting my nails.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I can do anything I set my mind to, and have been working diligently at achieving my main life dream.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Finish the rewrite/edit process of the novel I mentioned. And go to my first writer’s conference.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Not a thing. I don’t generally celebrate because I don’t have a huge list of friends, especially since I’m still relatively new to this state.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Trisha, I love how you do the things you set your mind to and that you are constantly working to improve yourself and become a better person. Good on you!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear reader. I hope that you had a great year. And if there were things that were sad or dramatic and not fun at all, remember that you can’t go back in time, and that whatever happened has made you who you are today. And who you are is BEAUTIFUL.

    10. Weekly goals: Relax, enjoy myself, write and finish reading the book I’m reading.
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  13. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Excited. I’m getting together with a good friend tomorrow who has the week off from work, and he’s always a blast to hang out with.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?

    Finding a church that is positive, non-judgmental, and contains a wonderful group of people that I’ve become close friends with.

    3. Worst thing?

    Dealing with an elderly, ill parent. My mother’s health issues (nothing life-threatening, but chronic) really took it’s toll on me and has delayed the whole “gotta find a new job” thing.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?

    After 40, Vitamin C products are a faces friend!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?

    That if I get out of my own way, let go of my fears and insecurities, and just get myself around positive people, my self-esteem increases remarkably.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?

    Finding a new job. Not just one that pays the bills, but one that I actually enjoy and that makes me feel as though I am doing something of value for others.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?

    Nothing happening on New Year’s Eve. Spending New Year’s Day with a good friend, specific plans will depend on the weather.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…

    Dear Heidi, always remember that you are okay exactly the way you are, and you do have something to offer the world. Perfection is a myth.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.

    Dear Everyone, there are many things in life that we can not control, but I have learned that we can control how we respond to life and the attitude we put towards it. Try to approach the world with love and enthusiasm, and that will become the world you experience. Easier said than done, I know, but in at least trying to live life this way, well, you have alot more fun.

    10. Weekly goals:

    House cleaning and a few errands.

  14. 1. Mood:
    kind of “meh.” i’m not in a good mood, nor am i in a bad mood. i think its coz i JUST woke up :p.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
    i got to sing in the opening show for a pretty big artist!

    3. Worst thing?
    hmm, i can’t think of one at the moment. that’s good, right?

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
    that i’m actually quite decent at creating makeup looks. oh, and that i need less foundation coverage than i think i do.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    probably that i’m not as determined as i thought i was.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
    something to do with travel, for sure! there are so many places i desperately want to go and i’d love to be able to strike off one of those places by next year :).

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
    nothing so far. i’m kind of lame like that :p

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    dear me, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! love, me.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    dear everyone else: dream BIG and don’t ever give up!

    10. Weekly goals:
    RELAAAAAXXXX!

    hope everyone had an awesome holiday!
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  15. Nina says:

    heyyyy karen! :)

    1. Mood: happy. last day of work today – then some time off! yay!

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? new home, new furkid, new friends. :)

    3. Worst thing? little family squabbles along the way.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? concealer – when i feel lazy and dont want to put on a full face, some concealer, eyebrows and gloss and im good to go!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? im very patient!

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? buy my own bike. :D

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? stay home. were lazy like that!

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…

    hey nina – you did great this year! do better in 2011, you hear? – nina

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.

    hey karen – thank you for mbb. <3, nina

    10. Weekly goals: chill. chill. and then chill some more!

  16. Angie says:

    Hey Karen!

    Regarding your Mediterranean dreams for 2011, I have a few suggestions!

    Absolute best is the Isle of Capri off the cost of Italy. It’s paradise. However, staying on the island is super expensive so stay in Sorrento and take the ferry.

    Marseille in the south of France is one of my absolute favorite cities. Nice and Antibes are awesome too.

    And last but certainly not least, Barcelona. It’s basically the most B.A. city ever.

    Love from a recently returned student traveler,
    Angie

  17. Kayann says:

    1. Mood: eeehhhh. I’m ready to go home. I’m tired!!

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Hubby got a new job! (More shoes!)

    3. Worst thing? Hubby got a new job! (away from home alot….:( )

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? The cat/ winged eye liner is a good look for me!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I just need to breate.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Go on an actual vacation!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Go out and eat and relax at home with fam!

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Dear Kayann, You just need to breathe more! Stop making mole hills out of ant hills!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    Hey, don’t starve yourself. EAT!! Love the curves!

    10. Weekly goals: CLEAN, LAUNDRY!!

  18. Alison says:

    1. Mood: Pretty Chilled after the Christmas excitement!

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Meeting the unbelievably gorgeous Jared Leto and the rest of 30 Seconds to Mars with my best friend at the Download Festival UK. Amazing!

    3. Worst thing? Not being able to start my career due to economic situation and new goverment changes here! Absolutely no jobs in what I am educated for!

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? I discovered the wonderful long lasting Chanel waterproof eyeliner, it seriously doesn’t budge all day!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? That despite rough times I can still stick to my goals and achieve what I set out to do (even when it looked hopeless)

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Finally pass my driving test!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Same as always, a quiet night with my loved one.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Have more faith in your abilities and don’t succumb to the fear of failure it’s been holiding you back but no more in 2011.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Hi everyone, for 2011 we all need to enjoy life, take on new experiences, try new things (even things that may seem scary or impossible at first). Face every challenge with enthusiasm and love every minute of it.

    10. Weekly goals: Continue chillin’ out, maybe finish my book about Audrey Hepburn and spend some more time with loved ones over the new year celebrations.

  19. Sam says:

    I know I’m VERY late, but this is seriously the first time I have been on the internet since Christmas eve-I’ve been that busy.

    Hope you are having a lovely holiday time Karen, and everyone else in MBB land.

    Mood: Tired and dreading starting work on my latest essay

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
    My cat Chloe came back to live with me after a long time away (over a year – while I sorted housing problems out). I rescued her 8 years ago, and was starting to think I would have to have her re-homed but luckily everything worked out.

    3. Worst thing?
    I had major stress at work in 2010, but things are definitely looking up.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
    Chanel Vitalumiere, and realising just how much filling in your eyebrows can change your face (for the better!).

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    That all these years I thought I was naturally bad at managing my money, and I was wrong! I just needed some gentle help from an accountant friend.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
    I’d really like to do some volunteering in my local community.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
    Just dinner with a group of close friends.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Dear Sam, please keep on track and don’t reverse all the hard work you’ve put in this year!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    If you don’t like your life, you can change it – my personal mantra. Simple, but important.

    10. Weekly goals
    I am doing an MA at the moment, alongside my regular work (they are related) and unfortunately I need to buckle down really hard and get an essay written. I also need to see my best friend at least once.

    P.S My partner got me a gift set of 10 Nails Inc polishes, and some stuff from ELF and I nearly killed him in excitement. He is definitely catching on!

    P.P.S: Do you guys have Eyeko in the US? I discovered it here in the UK a while ago, and it is super cheap but (I think) pretty good quality. Their nail polishes come in really cool colours and I recently tried an eyeliner pen in purple which lasted ages and ages. I haven’t tried all of their stuff, so some of it may not be as good, but the bits I HAVE tried have been really good considering the price.

  20. creamylatte says:

    1. Mood: tired.. and since I caught a cold, it feels like there are gazillions of bubbles floating around in my head
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Went to China for 2 months!
    3. Worst thing? Had to save money like crazy.. I ate oatmeal for a whole month. Sad but true.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Exuviance cured my pimples and acne scars~
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I’m really awesome :)
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Get super grades
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Just gonna be home with my bf and cook a nice dinner.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear J, You cannot do 72638726 at the same time and expect all of the results to be perfect. Do one thing at a time.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. I hope all of you are gonna reach your goals this year!
    10. Weekly goals: get rid of my damn cold!

  21. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Tired…a little under the weather
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I stopped trying to control my family and began concentrating on myself.
    3. Worst thing? death of an old classmate
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? good health is most important in the way you look
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? that I am the center of my family. If I don’t plan it, or start it, it doesn’t happen.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? I want to travel more.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? stay home and relax
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dearest Marian. I love the way you accomplish nearly anything when you set your mind to it. This year is the beginning of the “you” decade.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear love, you are awesome! You can accomplish anything with a little hard work and ambition. Dream BIG.
    10. Weekly goals: eat healthily, work out daily.

  22. gio says:

    1. Mood: tired but happy

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? took my mum to London for a few days.

    3. Worst thing? let’s not go there.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? I seemed to finally have found a skincare routine that works well for me. My skin has never looked better!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? That I can do anything I want if I set my mind on it and work hard.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? do some volunteering work.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? haven’t planned anything yet.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… stop being so critical of yourself. Relax and be kinder to yourself.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. I hope you will all have a fantastic new year and that all your dreams will come true.

    10. Weekly goals: read more.
    gio recently posted … Best of Beauty 2010

  23. Saffron says:

    Oooh, I’d be interested in an in-the-trenches review of that nike ipod dealy, those look pretty cool!

    1. Mood: Optomistic, things are a little quiet right now and I have some neat stuff on the horizon.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I didn’t have a stroke like in 2009 >< . The fallout from the stroke recovery (it happened during the holidays last year) allowed me to reconnect with my family after an estranged 20's.

    3. Worst thing? Growing apart from my bff. He's gotten very politically extreme in ways I find objectionable, although on every other level we get along as brilliantly as ever, it's strange to deal with. I wish I had a manual for handling this stuff.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? I have deep set eyes, and that means I'll never be able to do superdramatic smokey looks. Close follow up: short hair + being 6 feet tall may get me occasionally called "sir", but not dealing with long hair is worth it!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I have incredibly low stress tolerance. Stress tends to make me first disordered then sick, and I need to make some life changes to accommodate mah frail constitution. /faints

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? I am an urban girl and at 30+ just got my first car of my own. I hope to do a geology tour of south Utah + north Arizona this spring.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? I've never gone out for NYE and I doubt this year will change, but I'm moving next monday so there will probably be box-packing and gleefull mental images of living in a place with a dishwasher *and* washer dryer! Joy!

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… These are awesome! Hey you – way to survive! /highfive

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear everyone: thank you to everyone I we interact with day to day who puts in the extra effort to be awesome. I'm talking to you, hospital aide who took me on a joyride around the corridors while I was in a wheelchair all sick and scared (but not of you and your expert cornering :P ), you, dude at the Chinese restaurant who always tells me jokes when I am home alone on a weekend or holiday, all the people at the office for their flexibility and senses of humor, and to all of ya'll who have been awesome to someone in little ways that reinforce our faith in humanity. /highfive

    10. Weekly goals: move! do laundry in my underpants in the new place!

  24. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: good, but starting to feel a bit stressed out about the work I was supposed to do over the holidays (and haven’t done yet!)
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Teaching ESL over the summer
    3. Worst thing? My grandmother passing away
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Taupe eyeshadow. Love!
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I am really good at what I do. I suffer from a severe lack of confidence, but that doesn’t mean that I’m incapable.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Publishing my first journal article
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Probably staying in.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear Lisa, you are way more capable than you believe, and you will be able to finish your degree and write a great thesis if you put your mind to it.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear reader, don’t get in your own way this year. Let yourself do what you’ve always wanted, and believe that you can do it!
    10. Weekly goals: Sleep, eat, relax, write.

  25. Kris Cameron says:

    1. Mood:
    As I almost always am – in a great mood. My only concern right now is why Cham-pale and Stylishly yours isn’t on mac’s website and if i’ll be able to get fluidline Dark Diversion or not. Those are pretty first-world issues, and how awesome is my life that my only concern is about eyeliner?

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?

    Finally went on a fur child-less vacation with my husband to maui. Though I missed the crap out of my two dogs the whole time!

    3. Worst thing?

    I cannot think of one thing in 2010 that was horrible. In 2009 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and had two screws put in my jaw so that was a pretty crappy year but 2010 was sooooo freaking good to me. Almost all the years of my life have been good to me so we’ll just ignore 2009!

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
    Quick dry top coat – seriously how did i miss these?

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    That my optimism makes me almost unstoppable!

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
    to be able to do one armed push ups. that was on my list for 2010 too darn it!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
    My best friend, her husband, my husband and myself are all going to get dressed up, have a great dinner at home, drink a bunch and then play dance central on the kinect.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Dear Kris – no one cares about the size of your thighs. Stop staring at them they wont get thinner that way. Give yourself a break.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    Dear Everyone – no one catres about the size of your thighs. Stop staring at them they wont get thinner that way. Give yourself a break.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Stop eating sweets (see above re: thighs) read two for fun books while i have the time and snuggle the crap out of my dogs!

  26. Kelly says:

    1. Mood: Good, another entire week off of work!

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? This year wasn’t the best, I can’t think of anything (yikes!)

    3. Worst thing? Some very early deaths of people I once knew, and a family member in the hospital (she’s ok now)

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Finding my holy grail foundation (Dior Capture Totale)

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I should have gone after what I liked doing way back in 1998 when I quit my job rather than chase the money

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Australia!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Stay at home with good food and champagne, as per every New Years for the last 8 years :)

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…Dear Kelly, Quit being so hard on yourself and comparing yourself to others. You are an individual and are great, so enough with the doldrums!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Thanks to anyone and everyone who has supported me. You guys keep me going!

    10. Weekly goals: Actually use my new 30 Day Shred DVD, start writing in a journal daily and find a good book on keeping optimistic!
    Kelly recently posted … A Very Feline Christmas

  27. ChrsLvsBks says:

    1. Mood: Partly sunny

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
    I discovered that loving me helps me to love others.

    3. Worst thing?
    I was unable to pay my maintenance fees for my timeshares. This my ability to vacation using timeshare points in 2011.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
    YT is a great resource

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    I am beautiful, and when I realize it, others take notice :oD!

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
    I’d love to go to Tobago, Aruba or Antigua.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
    Going out with my DH—this will be our first time leaving the house to celebrate a new year—I’m so excited.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    You are beautiful and were created in God’s image. Embrace who you are and let your light shine.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    You are wonderfully created. Think not of what you have not done but what you aspire to be. See the beauty in all things.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Exercise at least five times this week.
    Eat sensibly
    Call someone you have not spoken to in a long while
    Be productive at work although the office is nearly empty

  28. Jana says:

    1. Mood: NOT awake because it’s 9:37AM Sydney time

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? A lot of things! Getting my MACBOOK, meeting people I’ve looked up to , new experiences , going to Melbourne

    3. Worst thing? Not talking to one of my cousins for half the year , the two times my best friend went to the hospital -_____-

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? bronzer is my best friend.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I’m a pretty strong person ..emotionally

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? FINALLY GET MY LICENSE -_____- I’ve been on my learners for AGES!!! OH and get a job *SIGH*

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Nothing really, just hanging out with the relatives :)

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… JANA MARIE, you can do anything if you set your mind to it. YOU GOT THIS !

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. In the words of my favourite singer = You are strong,strong as a soldier , even when winds are tough you’ll always keep it together <3

    10. Weekly goals: CLEAN MY ROOM -_____- because it's hella messy! *SIGH*

    OKAY, hope you have a good week! and happy new year Karen <3 <3
    Jana recently posted … Lmao! My Lolo is so close to the screen! I miss him!

  29. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Tired and kinda happy for some reason.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010 ? Getting an unexpected blast from the past from the first boy I ever ever fancied from school and the cutest one may I add….guess what 16 yrs later I still fancy him like crazy and we’re dating :) hehe

    3. Worst thing? Grandfather getting lung cancer and having to go with him to radiotherapy everyday for the summer was pretty rough.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Contouring and bronzer :)

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? That I hate and love change at the same time.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Finding a new job or learning to drive.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Have no idea yet lol.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Anna, dont be so hard on yourself , comparing yourself with others is a waste of time. Move at your own speed and you’ll get everything you dreamed of because you are fabulous. Have faith in yourself, only you can be sure of your abilities and you’ll get there.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear reader, I hope 2011 brings you joy,luck and contentment.. If things weigh you down, remember tmw is just another day.

    10. Weekly goals: To get organised for2011 and write up my new years resolution list….I love the hope the list brings every year even if I dont manage a single one lol.

  30. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    I’m not feeling very well. I have the flue since the day of christmaseve.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010?
    My 21st birthday.. (Cannot think of anything else)

    3. Worst thing?
    2010 Has been an awefull year for me, I’ve got fired for a lame reason, my mentor wanted me to kick me out of shool, my summerholiday was a mess, not seeing my family anymore, I end the friendship between me and my bff. (We knew each other for 18 years.)

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010?
    My first OPI!

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    I hide all my emotions from the world.. Not just in 2010 but I’ve done this always.. and if I do then after a while I just break down in tears and all the emotions come out.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011?
    Having a super sweet loving and caring boyfriend! :D

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve?
    Just hang on the couch with my parents.. boring. I know but I don’t like NYE.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Although you’re not lucky in life, don’t be upset. Try your best with everything, if you do you can make anything happen.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.
    You are wonderful!!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Getting better.
    Stephanie recently posted … NOTD- Merry Christmas!

  31. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Great. Got to be in the sun today playing tennis.
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Going on vacation with my family. Was FUN!
    3. Worst thing? health issue
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Chloe perfume. Love the smell.
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? That I need to control my simmering anger sometimes..lol
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? go on honeymoon with husband.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? lay low…
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…have fun and relax next year
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Have a great 2011!
    10. Weekly goals: eat healthy, gym

  32. Kate Williamson says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted! I am so happy that the holidays are over and I made it out in one piece. Where in the world did 2010 go?
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I had my baby girl Kim.
    3. Worst thing? I have not been able to lose the baby weight. It has been way harder this time around. I’m not sure if it’s because I am still eating like I am pregnant, or if it’s because it’s so much harder to find the time to exercise.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Owning 12 blushes is enough! I only have the one face.
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I don’t have lose sight of my personal life goals just because I have become a Mom.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? I would love to have something published. I put writing on the back burner because having two babies makes me feel like a zombie sometimes. However, I still have to be true to the person that I was before the babies.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? With two kids under the age of three, NYE is a non event.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…Dear Kate, The old year is ending and the new year year is on its way. Make the most of the coming year and don’t be afraid to take chances and possibly even fail. Don’t let that keep you from trying.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear Everyone, May 2011 bring you everything that you want and deserve. There are more good people in this world than bad ones. I believe that you are one of the good ones.
    10. Weekly goals: Clean out some clutter, download some books into my new Kindle, and take down my poor fossilized Christmas tree.

  33. Kate Williamson says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted! I am so glad that the holidays are over and I made it out in one piece. Where in the world did 2010 go?
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I had my baby girl, Kim.
    3. Worst thing? I haven’t lost the baby weight. It is so much harder this time around. I don’t know if it’s because I am still eating like I am pregnant, or if it’s because it is so much harder to find the time to exercise.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Owning 12 blushes is enough. I only have the one face!
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? Age is but a number.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? I’d like to get back to writing. I have put it on the back burner because having two kids makes me feel like a tired zombie sometimes. However, I need to remember the personal goals I set for myself before I became a Mom.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? With two kids under the age of three, New Year’s Eve is essentially a non event.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…Dear Kate, Wave good-bye to the old year as the new year approaches. Make the most of 2011. Don’t be afraid to try, even if it means failing. You’ll get there eventually.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear Everyone, I think that there are more good people in this world than bad ones. I believe that you are one of the good ones.
    10. Weekly goals: Clean out some clutter, fiddle around with my new Kindle, and take down my poor fossilized Christmas tree. It never stood a chance between my toddler ripping the needles out everyday and the dry air of the air conditioning. I appreciate your sacrifice.

  34. melissa says:

    1. Mood: relaxed. i’m snowed in with my boyfriend, watching movies. we lost power for a few hours, but it’s back on now, thank goodness
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? hmm, that’s a tough one. i had a pretty hard year. i would guess becoming closer with friends i had lost touch with lately, as well as my family. pretty boring, i know. this is pretty personal, but i feel comfortable sharing this here, but i also took the steps towards recovery from an addiction.
    3. Worst thing? being in the grasps of addiction.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? less is more…and that a blonde-haired blue eyed pale girly like me can’t really pull off black mascara and eyeliner…LOL!
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? that there are some things that i don’t have control over, that i do need to ask for help, and that it’s okay to mess up. those who care and love you will still be there for you, holding your hand.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? planning and paying for a cruise to the caribbean with my boyfriend all on my own!
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? none yet. we might just get a hotel room and keep it low-key. the past few years we’ve gone out and partied, so it will be nice to keep it chill this year.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… “meliss, it’s okay to mess up sometimes, and you need to take responsibility and make it better. you are a great person, with big dreams and goals that are all achievable if you just try! keep being the awesome person you are, and work hard to live your life to the fullest, and stay on the right path. you can do it! ”
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. “you are a beautiful, strong person who is capable of anything you put your mind to. just keep your head up, and your eye on the prize, and you can do anything you want to! i know hard times, and i know pain, but remember, time heals all wounds, and everything will be okay. this too shall pass.”
    10. Weekly goals: hang out with all my friends that i’ve been meaning to chill with, take advantage of time off of work, and just do all the things that i’ve been wanting to do all week…this is the time.

    karen- i hope you everyone had a great christmas, and i wish you all a very happy and safe new year!

  35. Charlotte says:

    1. Mood: Elegant but slightly tired

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Starting my blog up again. I let it go for a while, but it feels really good to express myself. I think that 2011 will be a year for me to shine.

    3. Worst thing? Oh, I’d rather not say.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? It’s hard to say what is the “biggest.” But for myself, I feel more beautiful the more control I have in my life. Also, having time to dream and experience afternoons without so many pressures allows me to see more of the beauty all around me. As for inspiration in the “beauty industry,” I am blown away by the work of makeup artist Inge Grognard, and recently wrote about it on my blog. Her work is truly a revelation and in a class of its own.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation?

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Exercise is at the top of my list. I just joined a gym today, and I can’t wait to start working out. I plan on using the exercise equipment, as well as taking advantage of yoga and dance classes. I would love to get flexible and strong enough to kick as high as a Rockette.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Spending time with friends. Keeping it low-key.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…

    XOX

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now.

    Ladies, you are amazing and great. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Worry less; write more; collect perfume; try new cuisines; read more literature in translation; make going to cultural events a high priority; learn to walk in high heels gracefully.
    Charlotte recently posted … Missed Your Flight Home

  36. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Frustrated. Can’t find a dress I like.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Made Dean’s List twice

    3. Worst thing? Setting my stove top on fire on accident.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Even if my red hair is from a bottle, it looks soooo much better than the mousy/dishwater brownish blonde that it is naturally.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I like being me, I don’t care if everyone likes me or not, I like myself.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Go to Seattle, and see the pig statue named Princess Rachael outside the Pike Place Market.

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Co-hosting the Black and White Ball at work. Must find a white dress.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… You are beautiful, even in an ugly party hat.

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. You are fabulous honey!

    10. Weekly goals: Find a white dress that doesn’t look to wedding-ish for work.
    Rachael recently posted … Time for Cuteness

  37. j.j. says:

    1. Mood: Good but tired. A long weekend and going back to work is catching up with me.
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? A new job. My new boss called me after I accepted the offer through HR to tell me how excited she was I joining her team and the CEO asked to see my resume personally so he could see who they could recruit more people like me/with my background.
    3. Worst thing? I lost my shar pei to amyloidosis 2 days before Christmas. She literally was playing in the morning when I left for work and was vomiting blood and in kidney failure that evening.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Red lipstick.
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? It really is ok to leave bad (for you) people behind. They aren’t worth it.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Belize.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? A little shopping/pedicure/lunch with a friend in the day. At night, friends just have a come one/come all get-together: BBQ, football, games, etc. It’s their annual thing.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… It is a time of new beginnings. You are at a place you deserve and belong. It’s been a year of change and growing, but look how far you have come.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. You have amazing strength and value within your self. Believe in yourself and your goals can be obtained.
    10. Weekly goals: Restore order around here after last week’s chaos. Get the Christmas tree down/decorations put up by the end of next weekend. Watch bowl games and relax.

  38. paige says:

    1. Mood: sleepy
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? got a brand-new car (hyundai elantra) and i love it!
    3. Worst thing? got rear-ended and have a permanent neck injury from it (not in the hyundai though)
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? mac blot powder – thanks to you :]
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? counting to ten when i’m angry.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? get closer with my brother before he joins the army
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? so far just a sleepover with the girls! :]
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… this is a new beginning, and this year is looking bigger and brighter than 2010 did! you are headed to university in the fall (hooray for getting out of community college!), your brother is graduating high school, and this year you can drink legally (when your birthday comes around in september)! get excited!
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. remember that tomorrow is another day, never go to bed angry, and be happy! hope 2011 is a happy, healthy year for you!
    10. Weekly goals: get my freakin laundry done, buy at least one item from the new cham pale collection, and plan the new year’s party :]

  39. Alice says:

    1. Mood: tired – I’m Christmas crashing (I just learned this expression, isn’t it cool?).
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? getting a full-time job, so I can save some money and go live on my own!
    3. Worst thing? My father’s health problems. The passing away of a very dear person.
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? eyebrow filling… I never bothered before!
    5. Your biggest personal revelation?
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? go to live alone, or with my boyfriend.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? A dinner at a friend’s place.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Dear me, 2011 will be your year. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Don’t be afraid of trying everyhting you can to find your own happiness. Dare!!!
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear you, 2011 will be a splendid year, let optimism be your guide. Think positive and life will be great. I wish you a year full of dreams to fulfill and full of love for others and for yourself!
    10. Weekly goals: find a dress for New Year’s Eve. Get a pedicure done. Get some sleep before New Year’s Eve so that I start the new year looking fresh!!!

  40. Lana says:

    1. Mood: Squirmy
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? I graduated college with a B.S. in Biology.
    3. Worst thing? Being beyond stressed when my grades plummeted because I was overworked and treated badly at a crappy job (which I quit! Pheww).
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? To stop overdrawing my eyebrows! They were too long and handle-bar-y at the end.
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I am much more awesome than I give myself credit for!
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? To save up and get a tattoo.
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Sadly I am broke, but my bf, friend and myself will be hanging out at my house to celebrate.
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…Dear Lana, give yourself credit. You deserve it. Be gentler on yourself, you are doing just fine.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear you, remember to live lightly and keep your chin up! 2011 holds a promising possibility for you. Just don’t take life too seriously. :)
    10. Weekly goals: To get back on the exercising bandwagon, to apply for 20 jobs.

  41. Suri says:

    OMG I’m super late but I can’t not do the last poll of 2010!!

    1. Mood: Lazy!
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Getting closer with my friends and family
    3. Worst thing? The drama with my paycheck which has led to many a hard time this year
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? My skin needs extra TLC
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? I really am a strong woman.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Going to Las Vegas
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Nothing yet..either I’m cooking a nice dinner or we’ll go out
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…Dear Suri, You are much stronger than you know. For every moment this year that you felt hopeless, you managed (with alot of God’s grace) to pull through. You thought you couldn’t make it until the end of the year but here you are! You will have an amazing year next year and whatever God has in store for you just take it and go with the flow.
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Dear lovely, You are amazing and beautiful and don’t let anyone else tell you different. Live your life as if every moment counts-because they do!

    10. Weekly goals: clean up, laundry, get ready for NYE and enjoy the rest of my snowed in vacation..oh yeah dig my car out!

  42. AlienBaby says:

    1. Mood: Bored! There is no one here in the office today. I feel like a shmuck for even coming in and not working from home.

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Lots of things :) New fantastic job of my dreams, new city, new apartment, two new neice/nephew (well, one is coming in January).

    3. Worst thing? It was a pretty good year but unfortunately it was kick started with my grandfather’s passing at the beginning of the year followed by the horrible earthquake in Chile.

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? Beauty sleep is real. I finally started going to bed at a decent hour.

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? Hard work pays off. Never give up trying for what you want to achieve. Don’t work too hard on friendships that aren’t worth it.

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? A few…salsa lessons, improv class, new car, pay off debt, clean out the closet!, maybe some singing lessons too, get new blog going strong!

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Ahh, no. Not too disappointed though.

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note… Cindy, we are going to have fun next year and we will accomplish more than even this year :)

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Hi everyone, I hope this year brings you all the great things you set out to achieve. I hope your list for worst things that happen in the year are very short next year!

    10. Weekly goals: Relax (my boss is on vacation), write a few blog posts, clean out the closet already!!

    :)
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  43. Jessica says:

    1. Mood: Anxious yet hopeful
    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Hub and I are finally on the same page about when to start trying for kids, and I finally feel like we’ve got a chance.
    3. Worst thing? Struggling with my depression
    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? I really like makeup
    5. Your biggest personal revelation? Im not 18 anymore and I need to start saving.
    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Hopefully graduate college
    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Probably staying at home with hubs
    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…Dear Jess, you can do anything you put your mind to, stop talking yourself out of your goals and just do it already!
    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Nothing is impossible, keep your chin up and for times when you feel like you cant….just dance! (my fave Christmas present)
    10. Weekly goals: Do some laundry and dance more (consequently start my resolution early to lose weight)

  44. Alix says:

    Hi Karen!

    Longtime lurker, but I finally had to comment to recommend you and your husband go to the Cinque Terre in Italy. They’re five villages that line the Italian Riviera and you can hike along a path the overlooks the Mediterranean to get to each village (or take a train, but that’s less fun). I was there two summers ago (stayed in the village of Vernazza) and I’ve become practically evangelical about it. Honestly, it’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been and it’s area is where pesto originated. What could be better?

  45. Leah says:

    A little late on responding here but after three days in snowy Maine I’m back on the Internets

    1. Mood: Hopeful about 2011

    2. Best thing that happened to you in 2010? Getting a new job despite the poor economy.

    3. Worst thing? My Mom getting breast cancer has taken a toll on the family

    4. Your biggest beauty revelation of 2010? How much fun it was to give makeup and beauty products as gifts this holiday season! :)

    5. Your biggest personal revelation? How easy it is to take good health for granted!

    6. Something you’d like to cross off your bucket list in 2011? Getting new x-country skis (started to ski this week with the blizzard and I can’t wait to do more).

    7. Plans for New Year’s Eve? Us and 4 other couples staying over at a friend’s house. Hot tub, games, and good times. Can’t wait!

    8. Write yourself a New Year’s love note…
    Dear me, you can get back to good habits in 2011! Start by only eating what you bring to work and not all of the goodies in the work kitchen!! Keep up the Centergy class, it’s doing wonders for your legs, back, and bum!

    9. …and now write a love note for anyone who’s reading this right now. Hi! :) 2011 here I come.

    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy the rest of my vacation! (done!)

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