Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Dec. 8

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Lisbon, 2005

  1. Mood:
  2. Contemplative.

  3. Craving:
  4. Portuguese food.

  5. Lipstick:
  6. Benefit 24K Sexy Gold lipstick.

  7. ____ makes me happy:
  8. Getting all my laundry done…

  9. ____ makes me b*tchy:
  10. Eating less refined sugar…

  11. Blush:
  12. Benefit Coralista (yes, I’m on a Benefit kick).

  13. Highlight of my weekend:
  14. Spinning class on Saturday morning! I haven’t been to one in ages.

  15. Eyeliner:
  16. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack.

  17. Brows:
  18. MAC Concrete Eyeshadow applied with the mighty MAC 266.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To not cry and/or freak out about all the work I have to do this week, to eat less sugar (grrr) and to go to spinning class on Tuesday AND Thursday.

What do ya say we make this week a good one? I’m game if you are. :)

To do the Monday Poll, just copy the empty list below, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

Le list

Mood:
Craving:
Lipstick:
____ makes me happy:
____ makes me b*tchy:
Blush:
Highlight of my weekend:
Eyeliner:
Brows:
Weekly Goals:

I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. babyu21 says:

    Mood: still a little under the weather
    Craving: crab cakes and a margarita
    Lipstick:
    ____ makes me happy: BCBG shoes make me happy
    ____ makes me b*tchy: when I don’t eat on the regular I get b*tchy
    Blush: none at the moment
    Highlight of my weekend: going to a good old fashion house party
    Eyeliner: none
    Brows: just some clear brow gel
    Weekly Goals: to get all my bills paid and buy at least one Christmas gift

    Have a great week Karen – HOLLA

  2. Violet says:

    I love your Monday polls, it’s a nice break from trying to get back in the swing of things with work. :)

    Mood: Tired
    Craving: Indian food
    Lipstick: Revlon ColorStay in Mocha with Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze
    ____ makes me happy: Having a clean house
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Annoying people on the road
    Blush: Rimmell bronzer works as a nice blush on my darker skin
    Highlight of my weekend: Taking a nap on Sunday afternoon
    Eyeliner: Wet ‘n’ Wild brown liquid liner
    Brows: Some brow powder by Ardell
    Weekly Goals: Try not to get too behind at work and try to drink more water

    Hope you have a great day!

  3. Ahh, these are always a good start to the week.

    Le list

    Mood: Irritated, because it’s exam week and I still have to do work study (Psych department). I have to grade intro class exams for my professors.
    Craving: Sushi! God, I love that stuff
    Lipstick: Not wearing any yet, but planning on Estee Lauder in Twinkle Pink. My fave!
    A good mascara makes me happy. Lurrrve mascara.
    People taking away my exam snacks makes me b*tchy. (We have a new company running the cafeteria, and they took away our exam snacks, which is a time between 9-12 where students can come and eat during exam week.)
    Blush: Stila Rouge Pot in Sweet Pea
    Highlight of my weekend: An awesome lady I know GIVING me a $200 dress. I asked my friends if I could borrow a dress (for an x-mas party, I didn’t have a dress to wear) and one of my friends GAVE me this awesome beautiful dress!!!!
    Eyeliner: Covergirl Outlast in Onyx
    Brows: Just some brown shadow
    Weekly Goals: Ace my exams! and go to the freaking gym.

    Stargirl Heuser´s last blog post..Baby Blue

  4. yadiq says:

    Le list

    Mood: sickly and tired
    Craving: red velvet cupcakes
    Lipstick: no real lipstick just lipstain from emanuel ungaro for mac
    ____ makes me happy: a clean home
    ____ makes me b*tchy: not eating carbs or caffeine
    Blush: little swipe of an old mac bronzer ( i do not know the color label is all rubbed off cause my bag is always a hot mess!)
    Highlight of my weekend: buying my dads xmas present at an awesome price though i had to fight with best buy they suck!
    Eyeliner: urban decay orange liner
    Brows: anastasia brow powder and brow gel
    Weekly Goals: Put up xmas tree, try to make a dent in my xmas shopping, recoop from my annoying cold and stay positive while productive! oh yeah and exercise, exercise exercise!

  5. Ellery says:

    Mood: Annoyed (I woke up at 2:30pm. Grrr.)
    Craving: Tea!
    Lipstick: None today.
    ____ makes me happy: Orchids.
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Stopping smoking. Day 2, hell yes, wooo!
    Blush: None.
    Highlight of my weekend: I hate weekends so they always suck.
    Eyeliner: None yet but later I might put on Barry M Intense Liner.
    Brows: Growing way too fast!
    Weekly Goals: Go to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier!

    I hope you had a better Monday than I did. :D

  6. Maiah says:

    Hi Karen, looking at ur pix i think you would look great with a fringe! have a nice week!

  7. Nell says:

    Mood: indifferent
    Craving: a simple, classic american cheeseburger, like you only get in the US (not here :()
    Lipstick: gloss: BE Buxom Lips in Trixie
    ____ makes me happy: watching my son (22 months) talk to himself and/or his teddybear
    ____ makes me b*tchy: my mother-in-law
    Blush: Smashbox Prism
    Highlight of my weekend: the fact that it was four days long because of a national holiday :)
    Eyeliner: UD 24/7 Zero
    Brows: MAC Brow Set in Clear
    Weekly Goals: wrap the christmas gifts I already have, find the ones I don´t

  8. Elle says:

    Mood:
    Moody.

    Craving:
    Chicken flautas and a huge margarita

    Lipstick:
    MAC’s Lightly Ripe

    ____ makes me happy:
    Making cupcakes

    ____ makes me b*tchy:
    People who violate my trusting nature

    Blush:
    MAC’s Gentle mineralized blush topped with Petticoat MSF

    Highlight of my weekend:
    Is it lame to say I didn’t have one?

    Eyeliner:
    None today

    Brows:
    Again, nothing today

    Weekly goals:
    To keep up the ‘my own place’ search, to try to not freak out too much, and to try to make it into my friend’s restaurant sometime this weekend. I’m in need of a really good sandwich and the company of a nice guy who makes them ;)

  9. ines says:

    Le list
    Mood:
    tired… but happy since there are only three exams left!

    Craving:
    mexican food. tamales here i come once exams are done!

    Lipstick:
    nada. just the body shop born lippy strawberry lip balm on bare lips

    ____ makes me happy:
    exams are half over, today is FINALLY sunny (but cold, -18 celsius here in montreal) and i actually slept 7 hours.

    ____ makes me b*tchy:
    exams are not over, I’M EATING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT, haven’t been dancing in a week.

    Blush:
    nada

    Highlight of my weekend:
    getting that horrible cognitive-behavioral therapy exam out of the way

    Eyeliner:
    nothing

    Brows:
    blank.
    it’s a no-fuss kind of day.

    Weekly Goals:
    get that economics exam over with, sleep before midnight each day.

  10. Anna says:

    Hi Karen

    Mood: Annoyed and tired……
    Craving:Good bowl of cleansing chinese broth that mum makes, eating too much pizza, ice cream and chinese buns over the weekend.
    Lipstick: MAC Speed Dial creamsheen or MACs Fleshpot
    ____ makes me happy: Sleep
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Annoying people who chat rubbish, lie and makes excuses
    Blush:MAC refined Golden bronzer, with MSF soft & Gentle on top
    Highlight of my weekend: Finding a pair of killer Carrie Bradshaw heels for my graduation tmw and getting a cute haircut
    Eyeliner: MAC Blitz & Glitz rule !
    Brows: Full but groomed with MAC Brow finisher
    Weekly Goals: To get through tmw without falling on my face with my heels and pick up on my jogging and go to yoga and pilates much more.

    Have a great week Karen, and everyone !

  11. Laura B says:

    Mood: Happy Happy Happy – no work for me today!
    Craving: A glass of chilled Champagne
    Lipstick: Lip balm only
    ____ makes me happy: Spending time with Hub and our dogs
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Inconsiderate neighbours
    Blush: Benefit Georgia
    Highlight of my weekend: Finding £20 in my coat pocket!
    Eyeliner: Avon Professional Kohl in Brown
    Brows: MAC Embark applied with Smashbox #12 brush
    Weekly Goals: Get the Christmas house clean done, make my table displays.

  12. Jo says:

    Good Morning All!

    Le list

    Mood: Feeling the Christmas Spirit- I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! Been listening to xmas music since last month :-)

    Craving: Dragon Sushi Roll …YUM

    Lipstick: No Lipstick Just Balm- Nivea -A Kiss of Flavor in Cherry (It keeps my lips nicely moisturized with a great red sheen..love it

    My Darling Little Shih Tzu Puppy Named: ZOHAN and my Hubby! ____ makes me happy:
    Not getting a good night sleep and my hair when it has its own mind in the morning____ makes me b*tchy:

    Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale
    * Cant wait to get the Collection Essentielle De Chanel ~ Multi-Use Make-Up Palette

    Highlight of my weekend: I went to Negril, Jamaica for the weekend, watched my Hubby do a 1/2 Marathon race and then spent the rest of the weekend on the beach and in the room :-)

    Eyeliner: Estee Laude Softsmudge Black

    Brows: Nothing

    Weekly Goals: Finish wrapping gifts and getting gifts that I haven’t gotten yet.
    Get an assistant to replace the one who has left to go have twins (so happy for her!)
    And Last but Not least…. to decide on a hairstyle for the christmas/ New Year (we are in the same boat Karen!)… I’m liking Liv Tyler’s Long Bob…It is Simple…easy to maintain but still stylish…. need to get that Sedu Flat Iron to maintain the new look when I do it….where can I get one?

  13. TUPRNUT says:

    Mood: Anxious – hubby’s coming home from a short military deployment
    Craving: A Starbuck’s Espresso Turtle
    Lipstick: just chapstick
    ____ makes me happy: A content daughter
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Dirty floors. Seriously, I’m sick of vacuuming every day.
    Blush: One of the MAC mineral blushes – can’t remember the name
    Highlight of my weekend: Being cooped up on Saturday during a snow storm
    Eyeliner: Brown Estee Lauder
    Brows: One of the MAC shadow duos
    Weekly Goals: Finish Christmas shopping, wrap presents, keep organized

  14. lesley says:

    Let me just say–I love the 266 as well and use mine everyday for the same reason you do: to fill my brows! =) I’ve really gotten the most bang for the buck with that brush.

    Le List

    Mood: Semi-Stressed, but ready to get my presentation over with
    Craving: Breakfast and maybe a small box of Ferrero Rocher
    Lipstick: Clinique High Impact in Honey Blush
    ____ makes me happy: My loving hubby
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Co-workers slacking off. ARGH!
    Blush: Everyday Minerals Snuggle Blush
    Highlight of my weekend: Sleeping in with the hubby on a cold San Francisco morning
    Eyeliner: CG Smoothers in Brown
    Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette applied with the 266 ;)
    Weekly Goals: Finish Christmas shopping (just a few presents left) and start writing/sending out Christmas cards

  15. Allie says:

    Le list
    Mood: Anxious–I start my 2nd day at my new job tomorrow, and I HATE not knowing how to do everything.
    Craving: Plain sundae from McDonald’s (it’s frozen yogurt–only 200 calories!)
    Lipstick: None yet
    ____ makes me happy: Christmas music
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Christmas shopping
    Blush: Bronzer today–Physician’s Formula in Blushing Mocha
    Highlight of my weekend: Seeing my friend Laura and her new husband–cutest newlyweds ever!
    Eyeliner: Nars in Black Moon and Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in black
    Brows: Ofra matte brown eye shadow
    Weekly Goals: Find my crazy Dad the perfect sweater–has to be V-neck, thin, not ribbed, and “a nice color”

    Have a good week, Karen!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Babyu21,

    BCBG shoes make me happy, too. :)

    Have a good week!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Violet,

    Yay! I love ‘em, too — gives me a chance to check in with you!

    What kind of work do you do?

    Have a good day! :)

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Stargirl Heuser,

    “A good mascara makes me happy.” Seriously, I’m going to get that on a t-shirt one day.

    That’s wonderful that your friend gave you that dress! How generous of her! Do you have shoes and accessories to match?

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    I gotta give you props for rocking the orange liner!

    LOL, not eating carbs or caffeine makes me uber-b*tchy!

    Hope you’re feeling better and that you recover quickly from your cold. :)

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Oh well. Tomorrow is a new day!

    Keep ya chin up… and set that alarm so you’ll wake up, will ya? ;)

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Maiah,

    Thanks, hon! You have a nice week, too.

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Nell,

    Awww, how cute! That must be adorable when he’s in deep conversation with his teddy. :)

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Chicken flautas… mmmm!

    How’s the search going? Are you going looking to move out by yourself or with roommates?

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Ines,

    Sweet! Good luck on your last three exams!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Yay! Congrats on your graduation! Are you excited? You gotta practice wearing your heels before you walk tomorrow. :)

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Laura B.,

    NICE to both having the day off and to finding money in your pocket (isn’t that the best?).

    What elements will you be using for your table displays? Candles? Pine boughs? Berries?

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Jo,

    You can purchase it online. Here’s the link!

    Sedu Revolution Professional Nano Tourmaline Ionic Styler

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Girl! It’s been a while. How have you been?

    I didn’t know your hubby was on deployment. That’s nice that he’ll be home for the holidays. :)

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Lesley,

    It’s a fantastic brush. :) Do you use a shadow to fill in your brows?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Allie,

    Congrats on your new job! What will you be doing?

  31. yadiq says:

    lol

    the casing looks metallic orange but it goes on bronze – i did a subtle gold and brown eye using my mika shu palette in midnight wiinter sakura and then i used the urban decay 24-7 liner in lucky ( sephora describes it as “brilliant deep copper” but the casing looks orange
    its freezing here in nyc it was 18 degrees this am where i live in brooklyn :( lol i can be a CCL and a CEML (crazy eye makeup lady)

    i figured if if i have a cold i needed something uplifting

    hope you are having a good morning in CA

  32. Brittany says:

    Mood: So *over* school. Tired, stressed, but happy that I’ll be on break as of Thursday at 7PM :P
    Craving: Buffalo chicken in some form.
    Lipstick: I’m wearing carmex right now. Crazy cold weather is zapping the moisture out of my skin and lips.
    ____ makes me happy: Getting finals out of the way
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Having to study for those finals and stress about them.
    Blush: Jane Blushing Cheeks Powder Blush in Blushing Earth Sheer (love it, been using it since I started wearing makeup)
    Highlight of my weekend: Going out for dinner last night with my best friend after a loooong week.
    Eyeliner: I have on Purely Cosmetics Dark Matte Brown shadow that I applied with a wet brush as liner.
    Brows: naked!
    Weekly Goals: Stop stressing out so much.

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    Holy crap… 18 degrees! I hope you have something warm and caffeinated to drink. It’s 54 degrees and overacast here, which is cold for us. I’m wearing three layers and can’t feel my toes. Totally lame, I know.

    I might have to bust out my CEML moves now. :)

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Sweeeet! Will you be going anywhere or doing anything during the break?

  35. Elle says:

    Hey Karen!

    Ideally, it would be with at least one other person, but my most financially stable friend already has a place of her own. I could crash there, but eh, I need my own space! So as of right now, looks like I’m hunting for a 1-bedroom (or studio, but with the amount of crap I have, plus my dog, that doesn’t seem like a plausible option). It’s a lot of work and I just have to try to not lose motivation to do it!

  36. Music_Is_Freedom says:

    Le list
    Mood: Tired, a bit cold. It was freezing out last night.
    Craving: Smoked salmon and cucumber; minestrone soup, a good box of chocolates.
    Lipstick: MAC Lipglass in Cherry Blossom
    ____ makes me happy: Family, friends, and a good cup of tea.
    ____ makes me b*tchy: People who are “catty” (pardon the pun) or “two-faced”.
    Blush: Benefit Dandelion
    Highlight of my weekend: Walking outside as snow was falling. Eyeliner: MAC eye kohl in Fascinating
    Brows: Nothing
    Weekly Goals: Get some holiday shopping done!

  37. Karen B says:

    Le list

    Mood: happy
    Craving: nothing in particular
    Lipstick: Modesty cremesheen
    ____ makes me happy: the cold crisp weather
    ____ makes me b*tchy: people being annoying
    Blush: peaches
    Highlight of my weekend: getting my voice back
    Eyeliner: Blacktrack Fluidline
    Brows: nothing
    Weekly Goals: baking gingerbread cookies and getting our school concert on the rails

    Karen B´s last blog post..Feel the love!!!! wheeee!

  38. Tali says:

    Mood: Tired and a bit sensitive
    Craving: ……… caviar!!
    Lipstick: Shu Eumura beige 930 lipgloss
    ____ makes me happy: My boyfriend cooking
    ____ makes me b*tchy: My ex’s girlfriend contacting me to tell me he dated us at the same time
    Blush: N/a
    Highlight of my weekend: My new Herve Leger Bandage dress (pink with black stripe where the zipper is)
    Eyeliner: Bobby Brown Gel in black
    Brows: n/a
    Weekly Goals: Catch up on sleep!!!

  39. Faye says:

    Mood: Slightly stressed about my workload, but optimistic that I’ll get through it somehow
    Craving: A nice hot bath (it’s freezing here)
    Lipstick: Dior Addict High Shine lipstick in Backstage Pink
    ____ makes me happy: Makeup (of course)
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Ill-mannered people
    Blush: MAC Beauty Powder in Sweetness
    Highlight of my weekend: Movie night with my girl gang, as we call ourselves :)
    Eyeliner: None today
    Brows: Well groomed, no makeup.
    Weekly Goals: To finalize winter vacation plans with my husband.

  40. Violet says:

    Hi Karen!

    I work as an IT Analyst for a telecom company. We develop our own software in-house and my main job is to write the requirements for the software developers. I spend all day at my desk (a la Office Space), so I need a mental break every now and then. :)

  41. Jes says:

    What an awesome way to start a Monday (I love when your entries pop up. XD)

    Mood: A little grumpy, tired (who isn’t?)
    Craving: A nap!
    Lipstick: nothing, just Body Shop Cranberry Shimmer Lip Balm (which I could eat with a spoon)
    ____ makes me happy: Being over the flu!
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Less than 5 hours of sleep XD
    Blush: Clinique …Sweetcheeks, I believe
    Highlight of my weekend: Karaoke and fun concerts! (See for reference: 5 hours of sleep)
    Eyeliner: Jane’s mineral liner in brown
    Brows: n/a
    Weekly Goals: Pass tomorrow’s final…

  42. Tania says:

    Karen-
    Are you going to be watching any of “The City” on December 29? I know you’ll be watchin’ Bromance lol! I have to watch that just out of plain curiosity. Heck I’d live Crazy Kelly Cutrone to work for the amazing DVF! Would you? Holla at ya girl!

    Le list
    Mood: illin’
    Craving: makeup-MAC Hello Kitty Line, food-peppermint
    Lipstick: Malibu Barbie lipglass and softnote tendertone
    ____ makes me happy: getting off of work early
    ____ makes me b*tchy: children screaming at the top of their lungs not crying like babies but crying cuz they didn’t get their way. Uggh!
    Blush: MAC Desert Rose it’s my winter HG
    Highlight of my weekend: grocery shopping with my mom
    Eyeliner: Jane Mineralize Onyx
    Brows: I just brush my brows I don’t need any powder or pencil or anything really-a MAC artist told me my brows were cute.
    Weekly Goals: Survive the pre holiday crud. In my experience it’s not Christmas Day that drives me insane it’s the stuff before Christmas. I have to go to the boss’ holiday party this coming Weekend plus the church’s holiday program afterwards. Plus I have Youth Group this week. Uggh I hope the office rumors are true in that we all might have the week between x-mas and new years off. I sure hope so I need a break!

  43. Indian Girl says:

    Mood: Excited , elated , super happy coz I won your giveaway !! Its my first straightening iron !
    Craving:La Madeline’s Caesar Salad
    Lipstick: Urban Decay – Rush
    Working out makes me happy:
    Hunger makes me b*tchy:
    Blush: Susan Posnick Lotus Sun
    Highlight of my weekend: Seeing the Christmas Decorations around
    Eyeliner: Urban Decay Zero
    Brows: Milani Taupe Pencil
    Weekly Goals: Not just talk about working out but go and lift some weight and run on the treadmill …LOL !

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..How to Embrace the Dark Lip Trend

  44. meimei says:

    Mmmmm, Portuguese food!

    Mood: Competitive
    Craving: Steak
    Lipstick: Revlon’s Super Lustrous Shiny Sheers in Ruby Radiance
    ____ makes me happy: Getting things done
    ____ makes me b*tchy: No battery power on my cell phone
    Blush: None yet
    Highlight of my weekend: Christmas shopping, woohoo!!!
    Eyeliner: None today, but I will be wearing tons of mascara – was very inspired after I tried Givenchy’s PhenomenEyes at Sephora last Saturday
    Brows: They’re OK, but I should get them groomed soon
    Weekly Goals: Update my blog; clean out my apartment (got started on Saturday night – would love to keep that going); finish my Christmas cards

  45. Glosslizard says:

    Mood: b*tchy… we just spent the weekend moving into my MIL’s house, and I miss MY house! :(
    Craving: Chanel Red Shine glossimer and Delices de Cartier EDP
    Lipstick: Chanel glossimer in Imaginaire
    ____ makes me happy: Lipgloss and vanity mirrors
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Moving!
    Blush: MAC blush in Gleeful
    Highlight of my weekend: Taking my kids to a birthday party. Sad, eh?
    Eyeliner: None (maybe Lancome le Stylo in Fumee later — yes, finally I got one!)
    Brows: Sadly neglected
    Weekly Goals: To get through the week, get back to aikido and get some of my prints up on the walls here to cheer me up!

  46. Catherine says:

    Mood: tired and a little nervous
    Craving: persimmons
    Lipstick: none yet
    ____ makes me happy: pretty, happy fragrances
    ____ makes me b*tchy: not enough sleep, not enough food, cold
    Blush: mix of EDM raw sugar, snuggle & corner office
    Highlight of my weekend: Hotpot!
    Eyeliner: nothing, usually
    Brows: nothing on them yet, usually Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
    Weekly Goals: get through finals!

    I totally failed as far as doing anything useful this weekend. I guess I did go over one really important Fluid Mechanics problem (my final is in 3 hours), but I promised myself a midweek trip to the mall and my friends and I are going next weekend, so… hopefully that’ll get me through the week!

  47. Le list

    Mood: Kind cranky (it’s Monday)
    Craving: Food, so I am eating a chicken salad sandwich now!
    Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam II
    ______ make me happy: Cats
    ______ makes me b*tchy: Co-worker
    Blush: MAC Well Dressed
    Highlight of my weekend: The after effect of all my house cleaning!
    Eyeliner: MAC Rosemary & Thyme
    Brows: MAC Omega
    Weekly Goals: Just get through the week with out losing my mind

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Chanel Haute Chocolat for Christmas Contest!

  48. I conveniently have a sister with a similar shoe size. Very different dress size, but that’s okay. I can raid her shoe wardrobe. She also has jewelry spilling out her ears. :-) Ahh, love having sisters!!!

    Stargirl Heuser´s last blog post..Simple Makeup Routine

  49. Brittany says:

    I’m going to travel home for a week or so over Christmas, which means a traumatic car ride for my poor cat. My best guy friend from home is coming out here the first week of January. He wants to go into NYC, I think, so that should be fun. I haven’t been in the city for a month or so now, so it’s about time :P I haven’t seen all the windows in the department stores yet. Hopefully they’ll still have them up when we go in. Other than that, my break is going to be seriously low key, which is fine with me.

  50. Cathy says:

    Mood: Accomplished! Getting stuff done feels good.
    Craving: Candycanes. Bought a box this morning for 88 cents.
    Lipstick: None at the moment.
    ____ makes me happy: Good hair days.
    ____ makes me b*tchy: 30 degree nights in Florida.
    Blush: Milani Luminous
    Highlight of my weekend: Homemade tacos on Saturday night.
    Eyeliner: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear in Black
    Brows: Need to be tweezed.
    Weekly Goals: Finish all pending assignments and study for finals!

    Love your blog! Whenever my boyfriend sees me reading it, he asks “Are you reading about ‘products’ again?” Haha.

  51. Allison says:

    Mood: sad, because i can tell i’m getting sick :(

    Craving: hot tea and a nap

    Lipstick: neosporin lip treatment? the dry air has been nasty here this week.

    ____ makes me happy: having orange chicken at the mall while christmas shopping!

    ____ makes me b*tchy: finals week.

    Blush: a sparkly peach from ulta’s naughty & nice collection…idk what it’s called?!?!

    Highlight of my weekend: luminaria walk complete with hot cider and carriage rides at my local cultural center

    Eyeliner: jordana chocolate cherry–cheap but magical with my skin tone!

    Brows: a little scraggly…

    Weekly Goals: fend off the germies, finish my final projects, and eat less sugar (i’m with ya karen!!)

  52. Asta says:

    Mood: hopeful
    Craving: carbs (just started south beach)
    Lipstick: Urban Decay in Rush
    ____ makes me happy: My dog
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Needy patients at work
    Blush: Nars Super Orgasm (trying to get past the glitter)
    Highlight of my weekend: Out for drinks with the girls from work last night!
    Eyeliner: Urban Decay Zero/1999
    Brows: nothing
    Weekly Goals: Get through one more week without oatmeal or bread.

  53. Lydia says:

    Mood:
    I am also Contemplative.

    Craving:
    Thai 55.

    Lipstick:
    Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shimmer in Bliss.

    ____ makes me happy:
    Getting all my laundry done too… haha

    ____ makes me b*tchy:
    Also, Eating less refined sugar…

    Blush:
    Benefit Benetint.

    Highlight of my weekend:
    Just being lazy :)

    Eyeliner:
    Smashbox Creme Liner in Caviar.

    Brows:
    Maybelline Define a Brow Gel.

    Weekly goals:
    To work out every day for the rest of the week :)

    Lydia´s last blog post..$3 Offers | Gifts Starting at $10 | Free Lambie Online‏

  54. Tiera says:

    Mood: Overwhelmed, boy oh boy is there a lot going on!

    Craving: Acai Bowl from Jewel or Juice!

    Lipstick: MAC Cremesheen in Modesty

    ____ makes me happy: Spam musibis!

    ____ makes me b*tchy: Peope who don’t use their blinkers

    Blush: MAC MSF in Petticoat

    Highlight of my weekend: Sleeping in until noon!

    Eyeliner: MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon

    Brows: MAC Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown

    Weekly Goals: Finish Christmas Shopping!

  55. Allie says:

    I’m hostessing at a local restaurant. It is very part-time, but I’m just happy to finally have something. I’m really looking forward to the 2009 Wedding Season–I’ve already booked a bunch of weddings (you know I’ve been working as a freelance makeup artist, right?)

  56. Barbara says:

    Iam so happy to know you like portuguese cousine…iam portuguese ( i live in the south of portugal, algarve) and read every post of your lovely blog:)

  57. Jennifer says:

    Mood:
    Optimistic

    Craving:
    A Snickers bar and a MAC gift card…

    Lipstick:
    Aromaleigh Nourishing Color Creme in Amaretto

    ____ make me happy:
    Christmas lights

    ____ makes me b*tchy:
    My husband’s laziness

    Blush:
    I think I’m wearing Meow Cosmetics Firefly Blush in Illuminate – I actually forgot what blush I put on!!

    Highlight of my weekend:
    Getting paid for my very first freelance writing assignment!

    Eyeliner:
    Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero

    Brows:
    Smashbox Brow Tech

    Weekly Goals:
    Finish second freelance writing job, get the Christmas decorations up, get these peer review assignments off my desk, finish editing a paper, and at least get part of a chapter written

    Jennifer´s last blog post..A Few Holiday SALES….

  58. Karen4 says:

    Le list
    Mood:happy–post-exercise endorphins kicked in!

    Craving: Thai food–spicy basil tofu or fish is one of my favorites

    Lipstick: no color, just Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm

    ____ makes me happy: helping people
    ____ makes me b*tchy: not eating enough

    Blush: none–only mascara and eyebrow pencil today

    Highlight of my weekend: having a great wine dinner with friends

    Eyeliner: none

    Brows: can’t live without my Strawburn eye pencil by Anastasia

    Weekly Goals: clean out the winter clothes closet and give away a bunch to Goodwill

  59. Aqilla says:

    Mood: Warm and fuzzy inside
    Craving: Chili & Lime flavoured Spitz sunflower seeds
    Lipstick: Mac Sophisto (at work, y’know)
    ____ makes me happy: Planning my stay at a B&B on Vancouver Island over New Years far away from the crouds.
    ____ makes me b*tchy: The sound of the clutch on my car going :(
    Blush: Something peachy, can’t recall.
    Highlight of my weekend: Perogies loaded with sour cream, bacon and caramlized onions ata little Ukaranian hole-in-the-wall with my ex-husband. We are working things out and it feels great!
    Eyeliner: Mabelline Lineworks Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – my eyes tent to water alot at the corners in the mornings and this is the only one I can keep on.
    Brows: Just a little brown shadow using my MAC #208
    Weekly Goals: My b’day week, so my goal is to NOT let my friends get me stupidly shmammered.

  60. Casey says:

    Mood:Excited – less than 20 days until I have 2 weeks off!

    Craving:Peppermint Twist Mocha – hold the WC

    Lipstick:Cargo Mariska

    ____ makes me happy:planning a weekend in Carmel

    ____ makes me b*tchy:Traffic in Orange County!

    Blush: MAC Pinch O’ Peach

    Highlight of my weekend:Sushi with friends

    Eyeliner:Bare Minerals Patio Party

    Brows: In need of some maintenance

    Weekly Goals:To actually MAKE it to the gym!

  61. Gemma says:

    Great job on the “eating less refined sugar.” I’m working on a research paper right now on refined sugar/refined white flour and their links to obesity. Definitely stick to your goals-your body will feel way better after it’s out of your system for awhile-you go girl!

    Gemma´s last blog post..Random Pics and Reflections

  62. Karen says:

    Hi Gemma,

    I really hope that cutting down on it will help my mood swings, but it’s soooo hard, though! I have a terrible sweet tooth…

    Can you suggest any good refined sugar substitutes?

  63. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Oh! Is it hard to find places that allow pets out there? I remember a few years ago here in SF it was really difficult.

  64. Karen says:

    Hi Music_Is_Freedom,

    Your weekend highlight sounds pretty. I’m not a snow person but I can appreciate a beautiful snowy scene!

  65. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Yay, Modesty! That’s probably my favorite Cremesheen. :)

    Do you have a lot of work to do for the upcoming concert?

  66. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    OH NO HE DIDN’T! Why did she call you, though? Are you two friends?

  67. Karen says:

    Hi Faye,

    Movie night sounds fun! What did you and that gang watch?

  68. Karen says:

    Hi Violet,

    Ahhh, cube life. :) I remember taking many mental breaks at my corporate job, LOL! Thank goodness for the internet… how the heck did people cope at work before the web?

    Do you like your job?

  69. Karen says:

    Hi Jes,

    Aww, thanks hon!

    LOL, sounds like you had a ton of great fun this weekend. :)

    Good luck on you final tomorrow!

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    OMG — yes! I think that even though Whitney is a bit more reserved than Lauren it’ll still be a good show if they surround her with a few hot mess homies.

    Every time I see the commercial for Bromance I start CRACKING UP! I wonder if Frankie will be one of the judges, or if Spencer will show up in a guest appearance.

  71. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    :) Yay!!!

    Oh, and work it out this week, girl! You know it’ll make you feel so much better. :)

  72. Karen says:

    Hi Meimei,

    Nice! Are you almost done with the cleaning? When things are neat and clean I feel like all is right with the world. :)

  73. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Oh boy! I was wondering how the move went. How long do you think before you will get everything fully in place and in order?

  74. Karen says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Good luck on your finals this week!

  75. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    Ahh… you can do it! :) Just give your kitties a big hug whenever you feel like freaking out.

  76. Karen says:

    Hi Stargirl Heuser,

    SWEEEET! I’m sure you’ll find a pair in her stash that’ll go with your dress perfectly. :)

    Now onto the fun part: what’s the makeup going to look like?

  77. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Oh, poor kitty! You know, I randomly was chatting with a friend and she told me that when she drives home to So Cal her cat actually uses the litterbox while in transit! Does your kitty do that?

    A low key break sounds like a seriously good thing. :)

  78. Karen says:

    Hi Cathy,

    Aww… that’s so cute! :)

    Speaking of candy canes, I need to get some Peppermint Ice Cream from Baskin Robbins. Have you ever had it during the holidays? It’s soo good!

  79. Karen says:

    Hi Allison,

    Oh no. Drink lots of water and get good rest, girlie. I hope you feel better soon. :)

  80. Karen says:

    Hi Asta,

    I’ve known several people who’ve done really well with South Beach. Good for you!

    Just hold one for one more week…

  81. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    Good luck with your goal! I think I’ll put that one on my list, too. :)

  82. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    SPAM MUSIBI! I could do with one (or two or ten) right now! YUMMY!

  83. Karen says:

    Hi Allie,

    Yup, I knew that! I was wondering if you’d be working freelance makeup stuff or if you were doing another sort of steady gig. :)

    Congrats on getting all of those bookings! You’re portfolio is going to be bursting with all of your beautiful work!

  84. Karen says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Hello from California! :)

    Yup, I love Portuguese food. When I went to Lisbon a few years ago the food was one of my favorite things about the country. I just wish I could get more of it where I live now! It’s kinda hard to find in my neighborhood.

    Have a wonderful week!

  85. Karen says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Congrats on getting paid for your first assignment! Isn’t that a fantastic feeling?

  86. Karen says:

    Hi Karen4,

    Thai spicy basil dishes are my favorite, too! Yummy…

    My stomach is grumbling BIG TIME now. :)

  87. Karen says:

    Hi Aqilla,

    Your highlight of the weekend made me smile. Good luck to you both. I hope it works out. :)

    Oh and happy early birthday!

  88. Karen says:

    Hi Casey,

    That’s so exciting! Will you be going on vacation, or will you use the time to chill out at home?

  89. Stephanie says:

    Wow! That sounds neat!

  90. Tiffany says:

    Mood: Lazy (what’s new!)
    Craving: More Greek food!
    Lipstick: MAC “Hug Me” Love ittt!
    ____ makes me happy: Being w/ the people I love
    ____ makes me b*tchy: The fact that my BLACKBERRY is being annoying!
    Blush: MAC Mineralize in “Warmed” sooo sad that this is LE :(
    Highlight of my weekend: lol… studying for my exams. Not.
    Eyeliner: Annabelle eyeliner
    Brows: Don’t use products, but I maintain them well!
    Weekly Goals: EAT HEALTHY!

  91. Christina says:

    Karen, I love these Monday polls, and I love that you respond… it’s such a nice way to start off the week.

    Mood: satisfied

    Craving: Naked Juice

    Lipstick: just Chapstick today… cannot seem to keep my lips from chapping in this frigid weather!

    ____ makes me happy: nearly everything today — I love feeling like I’ve been productive and gotten stuff done!

    ____ makes me b*tchy: snow (yes, I know that makes me a Scrooge… I’m sorry!)

    Blush: Revlon something… it was a limited edition they stopped selling over the summer.

    Highlight(s) of my weekend: taking time off to spend with friends, and arranging to speak with an author who turned out to be the sweetest person I’ve ever interviewed (couldn’t pick).

    Eyeliner: NYC in black

    Brows: nada, just groomed

    Weekly Goals: look at old pictures of my [formerly fit] abs daily to motivate myself to start eating better and exercising! You all are providing me with a LOT of encouragement by letting me know I’m not alone! ;-)

    Christina´s last blog post..Kate’s Underage Fling

  92. Faye says:

    Hey Karen,

    We went to see Twilight *blushes in shame.* It was us (the 28 and 29 year olds) and a bunch of 14 year olds in the theater, LOL.

  93. lexi says:

    Mood: Indifferent and Irritated – guess who’s visiting soon?

    Craving: The burger I had in Paris

    Lipstick: Nars ‘gothika’ gloss with MAC Plum lipliner

    G’s smile- makes me happy:

    WORK makes me b*tchy:

    Blush: none – wasn’t in the mood

    Highlight of my weekend: YSL exhibit (finally), watched the fight and stayed in with my family on Sunday night

    Eyeliner: Carbon shadow with a damp brush

    Brows: Espresso w/brush #266 – if I lost this combo I will automatically cry!

    Weekly Goals: going to the gym 4x this week!

  94. Marisol says:

    Mood: stressed. So many things to do, so little time.
    Craving: pad thai
    Lipstick: MAC Tendertone E-Z Baby
    ____ makes me happy: Making plans for my new life in SF makes me happy.
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Getting woken up uber early.
    Blush: MAC Dainty
    Highlight of my weekend: Spent quality time with my mom & saw the movie Milk.
    Eyeliner: Prestige black liner
    Brows: Benefit Brow Zings
    Weekly Goals: pack, pack, pack!

    Have a great week Karen!

    Marisol´s last blog post..TILT 11.27.08

  95. lesley says:

    Hi Karen,

    I actually use the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette. I’m still somewhat new to filling brows and it’s difficult for me since I have black Asian hair, but light and sparse eyebrows. So I never want to have my brows look over done and fake… and I guess this is the fear that stops me from trying eyeshadows. =( Though I have to admit, your brows do rock, so I’ll probably warm up to shadows eventually =)

    Hope you had a good Monday!

  96. Erica says:

    Mood: accomplished
    Craving: something sweet
    Lipstick: sephora…a bubble gum pink color
    ____ makes me happy: the hunnie
    ____ makes me b*tchy: defiant students
    Blush: Nars/Multiple – orgasm
    Highlight of my weekend: super delicious sushi with the hunnie
    Eyeliner: NYC brown
    Brows: bare and semi-groomed, needs a bit of a touch-up
    Weekly Goals: lesson plan (as always…it never ends), laundry, xmas shop online, ***practice a make-up look for hun’s company holiday party saturday night (can’t over-do it, but still wanna look stunning)

  97. Glosslizard says:

    I believe that everything will be in order and the way I like it sometime just before we move out in 4-5 years! ;)

    Everything is still in chaos and there are boxes and boxes yet to be moved! On the bright side, the bedrooms are starting to look cozy, and I’m getting my makeup space arranged! The amount of work left to do is daunting, but my spirits are slightly improved. As soon as I can get away, I’m going to go reward myself for my not-so-stoic fortitude with a Glossimer!

    Hope everyone else’s week is going better than mine!

  98. Elle says:

    Hey Karen!

    It depends on the neigbhorhood, I guess, but it doesn’t help that my dog’s a bit on the medium/large side. UGH. But we’ll see–I do think more and more places are getting a bit more pet-friendly.

  99. Karen B says:

    Yup, lots of work. I had rehearsal from 9 am this morning until 7 pm more or less. We had break of course but it’s just really tiring

    Karen B´s last blog post..Feel the love!!!! wheeee!

  100. Tali says:

    Oh yes he did! And no clue who she is!

  101. Karen says:

    Hi TIffany,

    LOL, I used to have a Blackberry and it had many moments of being annoying. :)

    When are your exams?

  102. Karen says:

    Hi Christina,

    I really enjoy doing ‘em, too! It gives us a chance to “check in” after the weekend! :)

    LOL, snow makes me b*tchy, too… I grew up in California, so I’m a totally weather wimp!

    OMG — I am so with you in the eating and exercising department. How has your week been so far? I’ve been pretty good with the exercising. The eating, well…

  103. Karen says:

    Hi Faye,

    GIRL! I watched that movie twice, LOL! I was the oldest person there BOTH times!

    What did you think of it?

  104. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    I hear you about the brow combo. I once lost my pan of Concrete while on vacay… you better believe I hunted down the nearest MAC counter first thing!

    What did you think of the YSL exhibit?

  105. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Hey girlie! Are you done packing?

  106. Karen says:

    Hi Lesley,

    I’ve heard god things about the Anastasia Brow Duo. I have a friend who swears by it!

    I like the look of shadows on the brow because I think it’s not as harsh as brow wax. Do you have a brow comb? If you ever feel like your brows look too bold then you can always use comb through them a few times to tone it down a notch. :)

  107. Karen says:

    Hi Erica,

    How fun! Have you decided on the look for the party yet?

  108. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Chanel bribery is always a good thing! It works for me!

    Speaking of which… that Chanel uber-palette is looking mighty good right now.

  109. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    I think so, too. The economy has changed things a lot. A few years ago here in SF during the dot com boom people were practically wrestling for apartments!

    I hope that you find a nice place in a safe neighborhood that you feel comfy in… it’s a little scary to be “out on your own”, but your doggy will help!

  110. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Wow! I’m sure that all that hard work will pay off and the concert will be great. What will you be singing this year?

  111. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    Ugh, then it’s good you sent him packing. That’s just crap that you don’t want to have to deal with!

    It’s a little weird that she called you, though! She must be really pissed off!

  112. Christina says:

    Hey, Karen,

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one who could happily survive without snowflakes. ;-)

    The week’s been good in terms of work productivity… but I’ve been a bad girl when it comes to my eating and exercising habits. I think I’m giving in to my sweet tooth for the rest of the holidays and pushing “reset” January 1st.

    Christina´s last blog post..Tila Tequila Has A Billion Dollars

  113. Ellie Paddy says:

    Mood: Very upset – My bestfriend of 9 years is moving to another city today.
    Craving: A coke!
    Lipstick: I wanted a nude lip today (as always) so i’m wearing MAC select cover up.
    ____ makes me happy: Partying & makeup.
    ____ makes me b*tchy: Boyfriend’s ex girlfriend.
    Blush: MAC matte bronzer.
    Highlight of my weekend: Learning to do a Lauren Conrad french front braid.
    Eyeliner: Shisedo liquid eyeliner in black.
    Brows: MAC lingering.
    Weekly Goals: Find outfit for Friday, plan Saturday night.

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