Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Jan. 11

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If you’re reading this, then HALLELUJAR, the blog is still alive!! There are still some kinks to be worked out and some general wonkiness, but shouldn’t be much longer now. Thanks for hanging in there with me!



  1. Mood:
  2. I’m good but pretty distracted! I’m trying to figure out how to wear Urban Decay’s new Stardust eyeshadows. They’re a little more sparkly than I’m used to (but still VERY pretty).

  3. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
  4. Yup, to cherish time with friends and family.

  5. How do ya feel about science fiction?
  6. HUGE fan. Ever since Terminator, which I remember watching at the tender age of eight! I love how anything’s possible in science fiction — the endless possibilities and cool technology and stuff like time travel.

  7. Sequins — yay or nay?
  8. Yay, but only in carefully controlled amounts, LOL! Too many and I start lookin’ like a short, tanned Blanche Deveraux.

  9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  10. Chanel spring 2010.

  11. Tell me something about yourself. Share the first five things that come to mind, ala “I _______.
  12. 1) I don’t have any tattoos, 2) I’m starting to see myself as a photographer, 3) I love to swim, 4) I have tiny wrists and a mole on the bottom of one foot, and 5) I used to love going to the library with my dad when I was a kid.

  13. Favorite bar soap?
  14. It’s not sexy, but Cetaphil rocks my world. It’s just four bucks, plays well with my sensitive skin, moisturizes and works everywhere, from face to body.

  15. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along (don’t feel bad if you’re running behind schedule on yours; I am too!)?
  16. I guess I’m doing okay with mine. I’ve started to pay more attention to what I eat. I’m trying to stay optimistic and realistic about, though. Bad habits don’t change overnight.

  17. Outfit:
  18. Jeans, a brown turtleneck sweater and tan socks. :)

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Reconnect with some friends I haven’t spoken to in ages, try a new low-fat recipe every day (I can’t wait to make this linguine with garlicky clams and peas dish), get in some exercise, and find some new music.

HELLOOOOO, ladies! It feels like we haven’t talked in forever!

Even if you’re reading this at chow time, I always like hearing from you. :) Let me know what’s shakin’ on your end of the keyboard. Just copy this here list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

Talk soon!


Le list

1. Mood:
2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
3. How do you feel about science fiction?
4. Sequins — yay or nay?
5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
6. Tell me five things about yourself:
7. Favorite bar soap?
8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
9. Outfit:
10. Weekly goals:

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that today is the start of a great week for us all. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Tali says:

    1. Mood: FANTASTIC! Upbeat and happy.. just a bit cold lol

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Live for yourself as you have only one life… dont people please!

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? LOVE it but in small doses.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? YAY but not on leggings. You need to be a stick insect to make that work!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Cheeks and eyes are the mineral loose bronzing powder by body shop and lips is mac lip conditioner.. going for the natural bronzed goddess look :P

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    1. I am a Capricorn and true to it im so stubborn
    2. Im a warm person but come across cold as I have a huge fear of rejection
    3. I have more male friends that female.. i click better with men.
    4. Some of my closest friends I met via my make-up blog
    5. You inspired me to start blogging again after a 4 year pause!

    7. Favorite bar soap? Right now the LUSH Father Frost one.. smells sooo comofting and love the blue!

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? If something is worth doing i dont wait till NY. I had no reslutions!

    9. Outfit: Underwear and fake tan lol

    10. Weekly goals: To achieve as much instead of wasting time. Also to be warmer to people!

    Karen i am loving the reconnect goal!! Great idea!
    .-= Tali’s last blog post… Hair Care =-.

  2. Amanda says:

    1. Mood: Frustrated and under appreciated- So basically pouty and I want to sulk, haha!
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Not everyone will like you, it’s impossible. All you can do is work with what you’ve got and make the best of it all.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Meh… I used to be HUGE into SciFi but now I’m more into a “dead Russians” kick.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay! But as you said- in moderation.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: A nearby Body Shop is closing so everything is on sale! I’m loving my haul.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1- I have a BUNCH of tattoos! ha! 2- I’m hoping for commission in the US Navy, keep your fingers crossed for me! 3- I have an identical twin sister, but she’s about 50lbs heavier. 4- I’ve cooked dinner 6 times a week for the past 3 months, it’s really helped us save money! 5- My dream job (currently) would be professional fitness model and homemaker. Picture amazing guns baking a cake ;)
    7. Favorite bar soap? I make my own soap from lye and coconut milk!
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Haha, not so good but not terribly! I need to get up to a 6minute mile (for long distances), I’m around a 7.5 right now…
    9. Outfit: Jeans, a Pats sweatshirt, and sneakers. Just working around the house :P
    10. Weekly goals: Complete my current client demands and get paid, and plan a seamless surprise birthday party for my husband- he’s turning 30!

  3. Catherine says:

    1. Mood: Pretty crappy. I’m home sick, have oodles of work to do, and on top of it I’m experiencing killer TOTM cramps. I seriously spent the last two hours lying on the floor and I’m still working up the motivation to go take a hot bath.

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Time management. In fact, I’m still working on this one! LOL…

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? In general I like it. I prefer high fantasy in terms of for-fun reading, but I do like my sci fi as well. Though… sometimes, because I do come from a science background, the inconsistencies and blatant errors do bother me.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Er… yay on my nails? I don’t think I have any sequined clothes actually!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing yet today. Probably will continue to be nothing lol.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    (1) I’m trying desperately to swap for NARS Outlaw and Taos right now, but it’s slow going.
    (2) It’s Stash Week on my blog, Strawberry Mochi
    (3) I have yet to take pictures of my tea stash though, and boy, do I have a tea stash!
    (4) I *think* I got an interview for grad school admissions at UCSD Biology! But… the email was quite vague and I am terribly confused.
    (5) I have an incredibly bad habit of squeezing blackheads out of my nose and the poor skin on my nose is rebelling currently. ;_;

    7. Favorite bar soap? Soapalaya Soaps – most of them, but Peppermint Vanilla is prob one of my favorite ever.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Not bad actually! I only made one impulse purchase this week so far, and I have been writing more. I’m also working on the reading more thing, SO just bought me a book off Amazon to read. AND I started working out this week too! Unfortunately I think I wasn’t quite well enough yet b/c I got sick again the day after… but I’m definitely forcing myself to go back to the gym after I get over this stupid cold.

    9. Outfit: Still in my hot pink HK PJ pants and grey striped sleep shirt.

    10. Weekly goals: Not die. I have two HW assignments and a fellowship application due Thursday and then a graduate school application due Friday. And I missed a couple meetings today already. =/
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Stash Week: Organization =-.

  4. Marina says:

    Hi Karen! It’s nice to see you back :)
    1. Mood:tired, I can’t sleep well for several nights already
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? We are the only one who is responsible for our actions, NOT people around or circumstances!
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Not everyhting is good.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? not my style!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:nothing, it’s too late already.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    I have a tattoo, I’ve studied Latin for 3 years, I love to cook, I’ve never been near the ocean YET, I love red & black nail varnishes.
    7. Favorite bar soap? I don’t use soap
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? It’s too early to talk about that
    9. Outfit: t-shirt and shorts
    10. Weekly goals: To finish at least some of my projects, to visit old friends. But I have a LOOOONG list, heh
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Chanel Les Deux Levres Glossimer Set. Review & Swatches =-.

  5. Stephie says:

    1. Mood: Kinda itchy..
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? be more outspoken and friendly
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? LOVE it.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? YAY
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: naked
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I like to eat chocolate. I like to bake. I like to eat cheesecake. I like to clean when I’m upset. I like my BF. [Yep, 5 random thoughts in a row]
    7. Favorite bar soap? DOVE beauty bar!!! best EVAAAA! I always feel really dirty or dry or just nasty if I have to use another soap.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Eh. not so good…
    9. Outfit: nasty pjams. I really need to take a shower at this point but I’ve been around the house cleaning and doing chores so …. yeah.
    10. Weekly goals: Stay positive, find a new job, clean my room, bake some cream puffs
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… It’s a New Year =-.

  6. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?

    Yup, to cherish time with friends and family as well.
    3. How do ya feel about science fiction? It’s ok.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay?

    Yay.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clinique mascara, and burts bees lip balm, nothing on the cheeks.
    6. Tell me something about yourself. Share the first five things that come to mind, ala “I _______.

    1) I have 6 tattoos.
    2) My name is Lydia.
    3) I’m a social worker.
    4) I have 1 1/2 months left til I get my masters degree.
    5) I like cats.

    7. Favorite bar soap? Olay.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along (don’t feel bad if you’re running behind schedule on yours; I am too!)? I’m working on it :)
    9. Outfit:

    Jeans and a brown turtleneck sweater.
    10. Weekly goals: To stick to what I need to do and not get distracted.

  7. Katie & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    A little eh. Cold but otherwise, doing well.

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
    College books are really expensive!

    3. How do you feel about science fiction?
    Depends on the movie or book. Love Star Wars and The Uglies Trilogy.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay?
    Depends the amount of sequins. A little is okay. A whole dress of them just looks hooker-ish in my opinion, particularly if it’s a minidress.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Cat eye with UD’s Snatch eyeshadow as a base and L’Oreal Intense Liquid Liner in Carbon Black, Posie Tint on cheeks and Stila’s Lip Glaze in Marmalade (which, for some reason, smells like Strawberry Starbursts).

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    A) I’m obsessed with Zena, B) I’m a full-on carb lover (love me pasta), C) I’m a sophomore in college, D) I really hate living in the Midwest and E) I’m very artistic.

    7. Favorite bar soap?
    Dove Sensitive Skin, Unscented bar soap. I react to everything else.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
    What New Year’s Resolutions?

    9. Outfit:
    Dark Denim Blue Jeans, Purple Henley Thermal, Heather Grey Vest thingy, Heather Grey button-down boyfriend sweater, thick socks, slippers.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Brush Zena again. Finish getting school supplies ready. Order outrageously priced (even on Amazon.com) textbooks. Pray to the Sun Gods for a bit of warmth and sunshine. Beat brother’s head in or make his life a living hell because he made me take classes I hate because he failed to give me HIS schedule in an orderly time. Snorgle Zena. Seriously think about ways to make brother’s life hell (yes, I am that peeved off). Contemplate what I want for my birthday as it’s in 20 days. Ouch. Decide what to make Mum for her birthday which is in 10 days. Call in medicine. Try to relax.

  8. Tiffany says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: pretty good today! although a little cold!
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? oh gosh, too many to list
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I like a little bit of sci-fi! syfy has some really terrible movies though (ice spiders!)
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? I would also say yay in small doses, and not on pants, lol :)
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC photo realism quad, smashbox DNA mascara and covergirl lash blast mascara / burt’s bees pomegranate lip balm / cargo cable beach blush
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I used to have a belly button piercing, I am obsessed with anything coconut-related, I have a mole behind each ear, my middle name is Lea and everyone pronounces it wrong :) , and I am an only child
    7. Favorite bar soap? don’t use the stuff!
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? some better than others. I have been much better at watching what I eat and I feel better already (I ate way too much crap around the holidays). The actually-using-my-makeup-and-not-wearing-the-same-thing-everyday resolution is going slowly….
    9. Outfit: warm pj pants, a tee and a sweater
    10. Weekly goals: try a new recipe (another resolution to do every week), and I’ll steal one of yours – find some new music!!!

  9. c.k. says:

    1. Mood: guilty. I think I’m getting Swine-y, and I should be working. Or working out. Instead, I’m in bed. Watching “Wheel.” Bummer. Love Vanna, though.

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
    (a) no one likes loud/obnoxious girls;
    (b) Emily Post and Jackie O were onto something
    (c) iPhones will eventually solve all of Earth’s problems

    3. How do you feel about science fiction?
    Not my thing. Even a little. But I can appreciate that some people dig it.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay?
    ::blushes:: yay. sometimes, sequins just kick ass.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Stila & M*A*C eyeshadows, Anastasia brow shadow, Chanel Inimitable mascara (waterproof)/ it’s worn off, but Hourglass lipstick, and FOUR brands of balm (Juara, Benefit, Philosophy, and Caudelie)/ Laura Mercier Guilded Garden bloc from Blue Mercury.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    (a) Just got married 9 days ago
    (b) may grow curly tail and snout this evening
    (c) look an unfortunate shade of green
    (d) have discovered I am really good at “Wheel” — Pat Sajack hasn’t aged since I was 12
    (e) also have discovered Fresca & Perrier Jouet go well together for a flu-fighting mimosa. just sayin’

    7. Favorite bar soap?
    I don’t use bar soap. Ever. Sorry I keep screwing up your poll. It’s a good one. I love your blog.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
    Decent. Survived wedding (goal #1), have yet to kill ex-husband (goal #2), or big pharma client (goal #3), have put on makeup EVERY DAY — even Sunday! (goal #4) and even managed to cook tonight.

    9. Outfit:
    Banana republic gauze t-shirt, husband’s penguin boxer shorts, under armour hair band thingie I normally only use in the gym, “spa” socks (The ugly boucle kind).

    10. Weekly goals:
    Bill my client for at least 50 more hours of my time, be a perfect wife. Get 100% better in the next 10 hours. See favorite comedian. Run at least 10 miles, spin at least 3 hours. Cook once more. Try not to eat like a pig, even once. The usual.

  10. Lily says:

    1. Mood: tierddd. and freezing

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
    NEVER gossip. even if you dont mean any harm

    3. How do you feel about science fiction?
    ehh, not my favorite. but some of the ideas are cool

    4. Sequins — yay or nay?
    yay! in moderation

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    nothinng, just got back from trackk

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    1. im seriously going to be a spy when i graduate highschool :)
    2. i have a fear of poultry
    3. i have a scar on my stomach from when i used the iron w/o a shirt on
    4. my left knee cap is crooked.
    5. i love the feeling you get when an airplane goes up

    7. Favorite bar soap?
    i’d have to agree on cetephil. but i have this really pretty soap from a cute little boutique called the ” soap opera.” there orange ginger. yum!

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
    Great! i already shaved a tineyyy bit of time off my runs

    10. Weekly goals:
    finnish my sonnet for english, finnish watching tru blood, annd do my physical therapy stretches

  11. Sonja says:

    1. Mood: I should be sleepy since it’s 2 am, and I have to be up before 8…but,no. So, annoyed.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
    To the life I want, there are no shortcuts.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction?
    Loooove it. But I don’t really like when they forget about the story and just rely on CGI do bring in the money.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yey but it depends on the amount and colour.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing now, going to sleep, hopefully
    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    Wow, ok, I can never fall asleep, I adore traveling, my hair is not dyed (natural colour), just discovered Bourdains books and tv show and absolutely love him&it , I never drink any juices or sodas.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Angels Delight by Lush, I wait every Christmas to stock up!
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
    Nah, never make them, I don’t wait for a new year to do/be what I want. What’s different except the date…
    9. Outfit: Long tunic I use as a PJ
    10. Weekly goals: Hmm. Finish my thesis and see what more I have to do on my university before I start writing THE thesis.

  12. Suri says:

    Le list
    1. Mood: Relieved..things have begun to fall into place

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? I totally would have listened to my mom when she said to major in Education in college

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Not a fan of the books, but I actually like some movies

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? umm maybe in a hat

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing now I took it all off. But I did do an eye with the palette from the MAC holiday collection that my hubby got me for Christmas

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I have 6 tattoos, I’m super sarcastic, I really believe in the good in people and I hate when they disappoint me, I am a perfectionist deep down inside, I just want everyone to be happy

    7. Favorite bar soap? I like Irish Spring

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? So far so good. Baby steps

    9. Outfit: my PJS now

    10. Weekly goals: continue to workout, finish lessons for first graders, wrap up some random work, get into a good sleep pattern

    <3

  13. Carol says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: Exhausted! I’m doing this after a long day of work.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? How to appreciate well, everything.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Not really a fan most of the time.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Nay!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Collection’s Day look/NARS Dolce Vita/NARS Copacabana, Dior Strawberry Sorbets Diorblush, NARS South Beach
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I own two cats (one is a Tabs twin named Oliver!), I work as a receptionist, I’m addicted to my Blackberry, I’m even more addicted to Sephora, and I’m just getting into skincare!
    7. Favorite bar soap? Dove, always!
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I didn’t make any, lol, so you might say they’re going as planned!
    9. Outfit: Long sleeved purple V-neck over white tank top with black yoga pants.
    10. Weekly goals: Get through the week, try out Michelle Phan’s Asprin face mask, exfoliate every other day, get lots of sleep!

  14. Vanessa H says:

    1. Mood: Excited! I start my fashion merchandising courses today! ah!
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? a boy that loves you wont make you cry on purpose.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? it can be pretty cool!
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? YAY! I love glitter :-)
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Black winged liner, lashblast mascara,MAC ample pink plushglass, and Smashbox Charmed blush
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I’m 5’8″, I sing in the car…loud, I love your blog, I’m excited about having started my own blog, and I love chicken marsala.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Dove Beauty Bar
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? really well! I’ve been to the gym and have been eating healthy.
    9. Outfit: Black skinny pants, white boyfriend tank, black flyaway cardigan, tan faux snake skin flats, silver cuff, silver starfish earrings, and a tan purse :-D
    10. Weekly goals: get back into the school rhythm, keep going to the gym, eat healthy, and try my new Lush BIG shampoo

    Happy Monday!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… Simple Grey Smokey Eye =-.

  15. Leanne says:

    1. Mood: Eh, I’m feeling kinda dizzy and I had my first day of school today after winter break bleh
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? I wish I had learned how to be a better friend sooner
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? It depends! :]
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? YAY
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: NuSkin foundation, Chanel eyeliner in Marine, Diorshow mascara
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I’m Korean, I love to dance hip hop, I love to sing, I’m really hard on myself, and I hate sleeping early even if I’m tired :P
    7. Favorite bar soap? Dove
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I didn’t make any this year actually
    9. Outfit: Grey sweater, black leggings, grey boots, scarf
    10. Weekly goals: To get through the first week of school

  16. Gracie says:

    1. Mood: Pretty tired, but not bad. I have to start doing some physics soon, which really puts a damper on my mood. Let me tell you, I HATE physics!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? That friends will come and go, but eventually you’ll click with someone. You can’t hope, you just get out there and enjoy life and friends will come to you.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I love Harry Potter, and other stuff like that, but I’m not big on the stuff little boys like.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? *Shudders* I’ve had too many bad experiences with sequins while dancing to ever want to see one again.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: UD Zero 24/7 liner, Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara. Lips: C.O. Bigelow lipgloss….do I ever wear anything else?? Cheeks: MAC Mineralize blush in Dainty

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1. I live in the Pacific Northwest 2. I was a dancer for 7 years then I quit this year. 3. I love alternative/indie music, I hate hip hop/rap. 4. I FREAKING DESPISE SCIENCE, PHYSICS MORE SPECIFICALLY!!. 5. I’m good at math, but my favorite subject is reading.

    7. Favorite bar soap? This random one I got at a little gallery at the beach that smelled like pineapples…but then it ran out :(
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Eh…I said I would work out after school tomorrow, but me and my friend are going MAC shopping……Don’t lose hope Gracie! I’m going to work out on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I promise!

    9. Outfit: A purple sweater my mom gave me for Christmas, which is pretty cute actually. I’m also wearing dark skinny jeans and brown Fuggs from Costco.

    10. Weekly goals: Actually work out on Thursday, stop buying snacks at school (I really need to stop!!), try not to spend any money at MAC tomorrow (probably won’t happen) and start studying for those lovely finals happening in a few weeks.

    Glad to hear from you Karen, I was surprised you didn’t post yesterday! Anywho, have fun with you physics free Monday :)

  17. Ess says:

    1. Mood: Feeling great! I just got back from a job interview, and I start Weds.

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? People will come and go. If they weren’t meant to stay in your life forever, they will leave, and you will be okay.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? LOVE it. Phillip K Dick is one of my favorite authors.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay in moderation. a funky headband, yes. A head to go get up? not s much
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Urban Decay YDK on the eyes and a light pink beauty rush lip gloss (forgot the name)
    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    -I have two tattoos, one being an unfinished figure from Salvador Dali’s Woman with Head of Roses,
    -I am a capricorn
    -I just went to Costa Rica for two weeks and LOVED it.
    -I love love having my toenails painted, but prefer my fingers natural.
    -I decided to make a simple major hair change- Moved my side part to slightly off center. Still adjusting, but I am happy with the change!
    7. Favorite bar soap? I love that cetaphil one, and also the Aveeno one. Simple and great for my sensitive skin.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Top one was getting a job, so far doing well with eating well and being more active.
    9. Outfit: lounging shorts and a black tank.
    10. Weekly goals: run at least 3x this week, and donate some clothes.

  18. amy says:

    1. Mood: fairly happy

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Sometimes I like it, it really depends. I tend not to like stories on time travel

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? YAY

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Bare faced, just faced everything off

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I have a bellybutton ring; I used to have a tongue stud; I have hyper extendable fingers and toes. They are just very flexible; I am short and on the petite/skinny side; my favourite colour is purple.

    7. Favorite bar soap? Ivory or Irish Spring

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I didn’t make any!

    9. Outfit: Lululemon cropped pants, t shirt and gray hoodie.

    10. Weekly goals: Stay positive and don’t spend my whole pay cheque.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… NOTD American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Mouse =-.

  19. Mary O. says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed, not only am I free of homework for the rest of the night, I also have a fun weekend planned, and a bag of M & Ms by my side. Life is good.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish that you could have learned sooner? WAY too many for me to list xP
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I am a closet science fiction freak, but I keep that a secret so SHHHHH!
    4. Sequins – yay or nay? YAY ALL THE WAY!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks? Well, I was trying out some stuff a little while ago, so right now I have light brown Physicians Formula e/s, Baked UD Heavy Metal eyeliner, and DiorShow mascara; UD’s Sphynx eyeshadow as a blush (surprisingly pretty!) with Benefits HighBeam highlighter; and Burt’s Bees lip balm.
    6. Tell me 5 things about yourself: 1. I have a huge addiction to music, and it makes my day when I discover a new band/song I like. 2. I’m in my early teens. 3. I am a nerd, and proud of it! 4. I take 5 dance classes a week. 5. I am wearing NIke sneakers on my feet just about daily.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Caress Tahitian Renewal.
    8. How are those New Years resolutions coming along? Amazingly! I’ve cleansed/washed my face twice a day, stretched at least 15 minutes daily, and haven’t eaten any ice cream since Christmas (this is some sort of record for me)!
    9. Outfit: Currently a t-shirt, a floral cami,athletic shorts, socks, and my watch/hair tie/anklet.
    10. Weekly goals: Clean my room, finish this one book I’m reading (a non fiction book I’ve been slowly chipping away at since September!), and get back into running daily.

  20. Rebecca says:

    1. Mood: Happy! I think this January’s gonna be a good one ;)

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Don’t worry so much about what other people think. I feel like I’m *still* kind of learning that, to be honest.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I am a HUGE Star Wars and Twilight Zone geek, but for some reason I never really got into other SciFi.

    4. Sequins: yay or nay? They’re a little much for me personally, but there are definitely people who can pull them off.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Maybelline mascara and purple-grey Styli eyeliner / chapstick / Tarte cheekstain

    6. Tall me five things about yourself: I’m deathly afraid of sharks and dead bugs. I love black and white film photography much more than digital. I speak fluent French and German, and my French is coming along as well. I have no idea what I’m going to do with my life D: Except that I want to adopt a rescued Pit Bull and learn how to speak Arabic and Russian.

    7. Favorite bar soap? I usually just use a Dove beauty bar, but I really like Lush soaps as well, especially the one that smells like mint.

    8. How are those New Years Resolutions coming along? I’ve never made New Years Resolution before. Does that make me a bad person? D:

    9. Outfit: Gap jeans, grey Old Navy Sweater, pink H&M t-shirt.

    10. Weekly goals: Be nicer to a certain someone… or just people in general, get to bed earlier, save some $$ so I can afford some of those amazing Spring collections that are coming out!
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Hair Idol: Lauren Ambrose/Claire Fisher =-.

  21. DonnaN says:

    OM Gwarsh….you’re back……I was worried, wondering if you were shake,rockin’ & rollin’ in the Bay area this weekend. We had some shaking going on here too today…..funny thing is ours was construction related (yet I swore I was an earthquake…..LOL).

    Glad you’re back!!

    1. Mood: Tired…I was sick from last Wednesday, through the weekend and boy am I exhausted. Nothing like illness to drop you on your butt!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? I wish I could go back and redo 8th through Freshman year of college…..those six years would be the best to do over, knowing what I know now…..

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Most of it I like…..Star Wars, Star Trek, that kinda stuff

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Definately NOT head-to-toe….a DISCO-ball I am NOT. Subtle Sequins are the way to go!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: None, my face is already scrubbed for the night, but I did do my nails today……Orly’s Sand Castle

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    I’m a sucker for glitz & glam (my family calls me “princess”)
    I love my dog, Kona
    I love sugar (by BIGGEST vice)
    I love watching Guard competitions (marching bands)
    My favorite movie is Love Actually

    7. Favorite bar soap? Dove Fresh Burst (Nectarine & White Ginger)

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I try to avoid making them, because they always get broken.

    9. Outfit: I am grey tonight….grey tee, grey pajamma pants, green polka-dot slippers

    10. Weekly goals: Start using my new food diary app that I got for my iTouch. Clean off the clutter on the top of my dresser & the top shelf of my closet. Get rid of ALL of the wire dry cleaner hangers that have seemed to multiply like a litter of rabbits…..

  22. Hyzenthlay says:

    1. Mood: Happy, but tired. Day started 13.5 hours ago, and I have another 3 or so hours to go (with dinner still to make, and grading to do)

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Not off the top of my head, although I am sure that there are some I *should* have learned earlier.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Love it, but I am picky about it :)

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay, in limited amounts (like nearly everyone else who has posted so far).

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Uh, that was so long ago. OH! My first MAC purchases ever :) Shoot, I can’t remember the names of the shadows. Ok, quad obtained: Brule, Malt, and Sable, with UD 24/7 in Gunmetal on eyes. Cubic blush on my cheeks, with a tiny bit of One Hot Minute. UD Naked on my lips earlier.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    a) I’ve always wanted to see what I look like with permed hair
    b) I’ve only really been into makeup for less than a year, but I am having SO much fun now!
    c) I love the Simpsons, and completely identify with Lisa.
    d) I’m about to get up and make Tamale Pie for dinner.
    e) MAC used to *really* intimidate me. Several years ago, I visited a friend in the city, and we went to see the Easter flowers at Macy’s. She got a makeover from MAC (it was some jungle themed collection, really bright colors, and they had models wearing body paint and butterflies). I was, I don’t know, embarrassed or shy, or something. I went and had some natural look done at Prescriptives . . . I wish I had it in me to walk in and ask for a really OTT makeover, but then again, I don’t need a look like that, so it would be a waste of time for the MUA.

    7. Favorite bar soap? I’m using the Dove Sensitive Skin bar right now, and I like it. I’m looking forward to trying out the Amazing Grace bar that came with the set I got for Christmas.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I didn’t make any. I am always trying to eat more healthfully and work out more, but it’s not a “New Years” thing.

    9. Outfit: Just showered, so I’m wearing super fuzzy socks, super soft Jockey lounge pants, a soft t-shirt I stole from my boyfriend about 3.5 years ago, and a cashmoore fleece pullover. All around COMFORT!

    10. Weekly goals: Grade all lab books from second period at school, so that I only have to bring one set home next weekend. Keep up with finals grading, and assign the grades the students earned over the past semester, without being swayed by their pitiful requests.

  23. marisol says:

    Happy Monday night Karen! LOL @ Blanche comment.

    1. Mood: cold. My lame wall heater doesn’t really reach my bedroom. Time to put on some gloves.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? That gossip can be hurtful
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I like it. Hello, did you watch the latest Dollhouse? OMFG!
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay… I got some sequined Chucks that I <3
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada… already washed face.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    I love blow pops and any hard candy.
    I am afraid of cats
    I am one member of a family of 103… and that's just on my mom's side of the family
    I still dont know what I want to do when I grow up
    I may be going to Spain this year

    7. Favorite bar soap? Right now I am really liking Lush's Karma
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I set three for me this year and so far, I have worked on two of them. It's the eleventh day of the new year and I haven't bought any unnecessary MU and started eating healthier.
    9. Outfit: pjs and slippers
    10. Weekly goals: work on a budget for 2010, find a restaurant to meet with 6 of my friends from Modesto and figure out if I really will be able to go to spain in March
    .-= marisol's last blog post… 2010 Resolution Suggestions =-.

  24. kristen says:

    1. Mood: Tired
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Yes. I could have learned that nobody is perfect earlier.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? It’s okay if its not super cheesy.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? nay.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: just stila’s luminated tinted moisturizer today.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    1. im a college freshman.
    2. I love swimming.
    3. I love living in the city.
    4. I need to find a solution to heal my chapped lips.
    5. I need to finally make New Year’s Resolutions.
    7. Favorite bar soap? I don’t have one.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? See above.
    9. Outfit: The ever-so-comfy yoga pants and a cute green shirt.
    10. Weekly goals: Get my blog all figured out, set new year’s resolutions, get over being sick, and solve my problem of chapped lips.
    .-= kristen’s last blog post… Review of "Girls Vs. Suits" =-.

  25. Toni says:

    Le list
    1. Mood: Super tired today

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? How to manage my time better and to live for the moment

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I can take it or leave it

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay, but in small doses.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Retrospeck, and Mulled Cider; Cheeks: MAC Pretty Baby beauty powder; Lips: Chanel Glossimer in Maline

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1) I love 70′s disco music, 2) I have a passion for college football (especially Univ. of Alabama and Clemson Univ.), 3) I want to live at the beach, 4) I want to get my upper ear pierced, 5) I love wearing bracelets.

    7. Favorite bar soap? Ivory – the only thing my sensitive nose and skin can tolerate

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Not very well right now

    9. Outfit: Dark brown tunic, jeans, white socks with pink flowers on them (I haven’t washed socks in a couple of days!)

    10. Weekly goals: Get back on track for school, menu planning, get back on track with our budget (these MAC collections are killing me!)

  26. Rati says:

    You know Karen, we have this saying in India that people who have mole under their foot travel a lot. :) So yay to the mole! :)

  27. Alix says:

    Le list
    1. Mood: Glad Monday’s out of the way.

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Everybody’s dealing with stuff, not just you.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Zzzzzzz…

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay – on other people

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Cocoa Mauve. Lips: Dior Addict Lip Glow

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1. I love 70’s disco music, too! 2. I could watch Law & Order reruns all day long. 3. I love winter and hope we get lots more snow. 3. I’m a magazine junkie. 5. I’m way overdue to win the lottery.

    7. Favorite bar soap? Lavender Mint from DaybreaklLavenderFarm.com

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Well, Chinese New Year isn’t til next month, so…

    9. Outfit: Striped pajama bottoms, red tee, gray fleece pullover and fuzzy black socks.

    10. Weekly goals: Cross off at least half the things on my to-do list.

  28. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Content
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Don’t trust a man wearing alligator/crocodile/snakeskin shoes.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Interesting at times.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Naked face
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I love to shop; I love chocolate; I have over 350 pairs of shoes; I have an urge to go to Vegas and party away for a few days; My favorite flowers are Jasmine, Gardenia’s and Roses.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Dove. It cleans off my brushes well and is good for washing my hands.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Pretty good I think. I’ve been motivated to make this year the year that I get to wear a bikini confidently on the beach. I’m working out nearly everyday :) Running, biking, squats, lunges, and lots more weight training
    9. Outfit: Sweats since I’m going to go walk my dog in a moment.
    10. Weekly goals: Think positive and keep working out.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… MAC in Lillyland Review & Swatches =-.

  29. Justina says:

    Hi Karen!

    1. Mood: Wishing I was already on the road for my job in Arizona. (Antsy?)

    2. Are there any life lessons you wished you had learned sooner? I think the one that’s a life secret that no one seemed to tell me was that, getting to know people and relying on people is not so bad.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Yay!!! Especially Star the Trek the Next Generation. Captain Picard is my husband.

    4. Sequins- yay or nay? Yay, you can’t ever really be too fabulous.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes-Urban Decay Ink for eyes in Loaded on my upper lash line. Lips- chapstick (it’s so cold/dry outside!). Cheeks- Either MAC So Ceylon or Tarte in Blushing Bride.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1. I’m kind of blondarexic. ( I can’t stop dyeing my hair!) 2. I like alot of rap even though if you saw me you wouldn’t think so. 3. I can’t stand looking at guys that have long fingernails . 4. I rock as the drummer in the Rock band games! 5. I use the word “y’all” alot and I’m not originally from the South (is that wierd?).

    7. Favorite bar soap: I always use Irish spring

    8. How are those new years resolutions coming along: Great, I didn’t make any.

    9. Outfit: Black Holly Hanson sweatshirt, tye dye t-shirt, and jeans

    10. Weekly goals: Fill out all the paperwork that I have to do, which is so not fun.

  30. Sharon says:

    1. Mood: tranquil (not tranquilized, haha)
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Well, the biggest one for me would be that keeping in touch with people makes a huge, huge difference.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I can take it or leave it most of the time.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? In moderation.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes — the sorceress shadows from MAC; Benefit gray eyeliner; Lancome Definicils mascara. Lips — MAC cremesheen lipstick in Lickable; Lancome Plum Freeze gloss (discontinued, bah); Cheeks — Lise Watier powder blush in Eclat d’ Mat.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I have two lovable kitties, am planning on finishing my sociology degree and getting a MSW, have way too many books for my small apartment (but plan to buy more), am perpetually disorganized, and want to live on the West Coast.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Don’t really have a favorite.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? What New Year’s resolutions?
    9. Outfit: Pajamas. I should be in bed!
    10. Weekly goals: To make headway on getting my vehicle in better shape, to de-clutter my living space, and to organize my father’s papers because his estate really must be dealt with. None of these are fun, unfortunately. :(

  31. veronica says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
    Trying to be something (or someone) you’re not is usually a recipe for disaster.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction?
    Love it! I actually have a science fiction and fantasy podcast called The Sword and Laser :)

    4. Sequins — yay or nay?
    Tempted sometimes. They look cute on blazers, but I can’t really think of another good time for them.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Brown eyeshadow from a Stila quad, nothing, Smashbox blush (can’t remember the name).

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    I’m a giant tech geek, Warcraft player, love Mexican food, live in San Francisco, and my favorite store is Bloomies.

    7. Favorite bar soap?
    Dove, probably!

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
    Didn’t make any, seem like a waste of time.

    9. Outfit:
    Comfy today (had the day off after CES!). Jeans, t-shirt.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Answer all my emails, work on a new website for the podcast, go grocery shopping, and clean up the house!
    .-= veronica’s last blog post… Another year, another CES! =-.

  32. diane says:

    Hy there!

    1. Mood: A little tired after the weekend (it’s already Tuesday in Romania…) and a bit nervous cause I have to start studying for master exams and I’m at work…
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? To smile and try to be happy no matter what. Things are never good enough but they can be at least satisfying
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Don’t really like it. I always comment on SF movies that they are so exasperated. I’m more of a reality person
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay! But only for the night time
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:eyes and lips Avon, cheeks Seventeen
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I’m temperamental, I love to eat sweets, I didn’t paint my hair in the last 6 months, I don’t have a driver’s license and I don’t want to get one either, I’m 1.60 m tall (5.24 feet)
    7. Favorite bar soap? Dove exfoliate
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Mmm…still at the beggining :P
    9. Outfit:All beige, boots, maroon tights, shorts, sweater…
    10. Weekly goals: Study for my exams and eat less and healthier, especially in the evening !

    Kiss Karen!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… A Twiggy inspired make up for daily look =-.

  33. Ditte K. says:

    1. Mood: A little tired – have to learn to go to sleep 8 hours before I have to get up.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Don’t hold on to a relationship no matter what. Give up at least after 5 years LOL.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Love it :) Firefly is my fave series – too bad it ended after only 1 season.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Nay.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Yves Saint Laurent effet faux cils mascara (very good)/lip balm, but very soon estee lauder pure color long last lipstick in 189 pure eden/ Clinique all-over blush in Peony
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1) I wish I had more time to read 2) I landed my house when I was 27 (and none of my friends know how demanding owning a house is) 3) I love make-up 4) I liked going to museums with my dad when I was little 5) I ride a motorcycle (when it isn’t snowing) :)
    7. Favorite bar soap? Flowers & bees chinese ginseng hand soap
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? It’s going really well :) Haven’t smoked since new year’s eve.
    9. Outfit: Skirt, blouse.
    10. Weekly goals: Do fitness twice and get my stamp collection in order.

  34. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Not the greatest. I’m on sick leave.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Not really, it’s better to know some things later than sooner.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I’m a Closet Trekkie…
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Yay! I love crystals!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: When I was younger, my hair was up to my hips. I have many exotic indoor plants. I’m a national champion in a sport. I like to create things with my hands. I have studied 7 foreign languages.
    7. Favorite bar soap? I use only liquid soap.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I did not make any.
    9. Outfit: Pyjamas!
    10. Weekly goals: I’m going back to work on Thursday.

  35. Tavia says:

    1. Mood: Peaceful
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Love doesn’t exist without money
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? It’s ok in the movies
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Nay for me
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: No makeup
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I’m evil, smart and cute. I hate lies and stupidity.
    7. Favorite bar soap? No preferences
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Just great, I didn’t make any :)
    9. Outfit: Hello Kitty outfit…from top to bottom :)
    10. Weekly goals: Cut my hair. I know it’s an easy task but for me seems impossible. I want to go to the same hairstylist and all the time some problem appears. :)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Chic Giveaway! Enter to win a Chic Bracelet, Vichy Thermal Mask, Nivea Styling Mousee and L’Oreal Cashmere Perfect foundation =-.

  36. Jen says:

    Whoa! Almost missed this (but it’s 11:57 pm, so still Monday for me!)

    1. Mood: Excited. Today was the first day of my last semester!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Seize every opportunity to try something new.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Love it! I’m a huge dork, really.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Umm, as small accents, yay.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smashbox spring 2009 look (yeah, I’m a year late, but I have most of the collection so why not?)

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I once took a class in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, I can write backwards (think Leonardo da Vinci), I never carry cosmetics with me for touch-ups (with the exception of lip gloss), I’m born in February (and i love it!), and I really don’t like having long nails.

    7. Favorite bar soap? I’m more of a body wash girl.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? They’re not :( But I keep thinking: baby steps!

    9. Outfit: I wore a V-neck layered over a tank top, jeans, Reef slippers (oh fine, flip flops), and a track jacket.

    10. Weekly goals: Get through the first week of school!, clean up my desk (omg, where did it go?), buy new sheets, balance my check book. Lawlz.

    Hope you had a good one!

  37. Stacie says:

    Okay, so technically it’s early Tuesday morning, but oh well…

    1. Mood: Exhausted. It’s a slow moment at work, which is how I have time to post, but the night started crazy!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? I’m going to agree with cherishing time with friends and family–they could be gone tomorrow.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Love it! I’m totally a Trekkie.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Erm, yay in small doses?

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Benefit Birthday Suit and UD Flipside on the upper lashline/bare/NARS Orgasm.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I have two cats, I dated my hubby for 7 years before I married him, Urban Decay is my favorite makeup brand, I have gobs of credit card debt, I feel naked without mascara and eyeliner.

    7. Favorite bar soap? I never use bar soap, just liquid.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Not so good. I need to get back in my groove.

    9. Outfit: Scrubs, since I’m at work.

    10. Weekly goals: Survive the next couple days of work without going nuts, get to the gym at least once

  38. sandra says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty good actually, I just had a job interview and it was SUPERB! Fingers crossed!!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?
    Not to trust certain people

    3. How do you feel about science fiction?
    Love and hate it…….. I mean, hey…… I love Ghost Whisperer but for example scary movies freak me out

    4. Sequins — yay or nay?
    Nayyyyyyy I’m way to old for that.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Tempting/Espresso/Shroom/Teddy, Peaches and Love Nectar, all MAC

    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    Till Yesterday I was a natural Blonde…. I’m more brownish now…. I love real life soaps on tv, I do have a tattoo as a memory to my deceased mum, I’m hooked on mints & nailpolish (my latest addiction) and I love duckies (that’s all I could think off).

    7. Favorite bar soap?
    Honey I wash the kids by LUSH

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?
    I did not make any ;-)

    9. Outfit:
    Brown dress, brown legging and brown cardigan (vest) and a touch of green (boots & earrings)

    10. Weekly goals:
    See no. 1: GET THE JOB!!!! Smile to people I come across in the street.

  39. NINA says:

    Yay! Welcome back!

    1. Mood: <– Again, I was strangely upbeat for a Monday — prolly because I got a much needed haircut and my brows are clean and trimmed!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? — Dont rush into things, be more discriminating about the people I let into my life and pick my battles wisely.

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? — LOVE. One of my favorite authors is Neil Gaiman who wrote the Sandman series. Right now im reading the Harry Dresden books of Jim Butcher – awesome so far!

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? — As long as they dont overwhelm me, why not. Im fairly short so its gotta be in the right amounts.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: — MAC Expensive Pink + UD Liner in Binge, Benetint + MAC So Ceylon MSF + Alba Pineapple lip balm.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: — 1. I am OCD. 2. I love to cook and bake. 3. I cry when watching sad movies very easily. 4. Im very touchy feely. 5. I can iron shirts very well – but this is a deep, dark secret.

    7. Favorite bar soap? — Cetaphil as well!

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? — Theyre coming. :P Still havent picked up the DSLR again though.

    9. Outfit: — Gap Skinny Jeans + Gap Printed Long Sleeved Crew Neck + Cardi from Target + Vans Slipons — worn to work. :D

    10. Weekly goals: Stay positive. Stay warm. Keep the faith!!!

  40. Frances says:

    1. Mood: not too bad
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? That people aren’t going to not like me because I stand up for myself. That I don’t have to be a people pleaser. And how not to give into emotional eating (still working on this one)
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? meh. I like some of it, like the Time Traveller’s Wife and the Madeline L’Engle books, and LOST, but I don’t like the over the top sci-fi stuff.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? not really a sequins kind of girl.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: still need a makeover.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I have curly hair. I want to get another tat, but I can’t decide on the design. I really need a manicure and a makeover. I love to travel. I am a classics geek.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Lush snowflake
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I am still eating clean and I am keeping up with my running/training. :)
    9. Outfit: black v-neck sweater, very muted plaid windowpane skirt, black tights.
    10. Weekly goals: to get my work done so I can actually have a weekend! and finish the blanket I am making for my parents.

  41. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Well, considering I felt absolutely AWFUL this morning when I woke up (7:30, hello!), I feel fine now! I put on a full face of makeup and did my hair a bit (an updo with a poof) AND squeezed into some of my older, smaller jeans. It feels so wrong to squeeze into them but so right…

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? “Sometimes being minimalistic can really make your outfit that much better.” Seriously, I don’t have a great wardrobe but on days like today when I throw on a blouse I haven’t worn in forever and some old jeans, I look great instead of frumpy (which has been the norm for the last few weeks thanks to frigid temps).

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I lurves it. I’m absolutely in love with Fringe now. It’s a super updated and modern version of the X Files, and I can totally dig that. Gotta have a new Moulder and Scully!

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? NAY!! NAAAYY! Get them away from me.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: I’m rocking some drugstore today. Eyes– HiP navy eyeshadow as a liner, and a Maybelline quad color in a neutraly-peach as a wash on the lids. Lips — Stila lip glaze in Gumdrop (MY ALLTIME FAVE OMG). Cheeks — a Covergirl peach blush. It smells AWFUL like most drugstore blushes but gives me this amazing glow and dewy look.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I love photography but haven’t taken any pictures with my D40 in over a year. I hate lipsticks. I’m left handed but my creativity levels are sometimes verrrryy bare. In the 3rd grade I was the 2nd tallest person in class, standing about a foot taller than everyone else. I have a 4.0 GPA and I don’t have a clue how I did it, lol!

    7. Favorite bar soap? Irish spring or dove. :D

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I didn’t really make any. I don’t ever think I make any.

    9. Outfit: Blue cardigan, old jeans, a blue-gray blouse, and ankle boots.

    10. Weekly goals: Get through the week waking up on time. Doesn’t sound like much, but seriously, after a month of sleeping in and doing nothing, I really need to get my act together.

  42. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Hey girl! Sorry I have been MIA and I totally missed posting this on Monday. I saw the new post about UD’s new eyeshadow. When did they change the packaging? I miss the ones they had previously that looked like subway tokens. Tell Tabs I saw his peeps on Cats 101 on Animal Planet. If ya’ll haven’t checked it out you should, it’s really interesting. Happy Tuesday!!

    Le list
    1. Mood: yucky my body aches so bad
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? don’t sweat the small stuff
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? LOVE IT Syfy channel is one of my faves
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? in very small doses. there’s this lady that’s like an internet superstar that collects and wears sequined sweaters. She seems like a nice lady but is scary cuz of all of that bling!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing now but I will be wearing. eyes-rimmel eye kohl liner and clinique mascara, lips-covergirl amazemint lipgloss in merry berry, and mac desert rose blush
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1) I wish I could paint my bathroom silver ala andy warhol 2) I have some serious baking skills 3) I’m horrible at housekeeping 4) my left leg is shorter than my right 5)Covergirl’s amazemint lipgloss is changing my life
    7. Favorite bar soap? Karen I’m with ya girl- Cetaphil is amazing! I use the antibacterial bar on my face and it keeps my skin in perfect balance.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I don’t make ‘em
    9. Outfit: right now I’m wearing PJ’s but I’m getting ready to get dressed soon. Old navy jeans, an old navy top, and my Doc Marten mountain boots that are heavy as all get out but prevent me from busting my booty on the melting snow ice combo we have out here.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish unpacking my apt, get back into my yoga routine so I’m not so achy. The big one: get stuff done! I have a weekend meeting next weekend and I CAN’T procrastinate!

  43. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Better today, I was down with a migraine yesterday. Still feeling a little out-of-body/lightheaded as a result, but at least I’m not hurting! :)

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Definitely to slow down and enjoy each day…but you wouldn’t be a kid if you didn’t spent a ton of time wishing you were an adult, right? ;)

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? I’m a nerd, so I like it….to a degree. Grew up reading Piers Anthony and the like, love the Wars and such. But drama disguised a scifi (a la Battlestar Galactica) bugs me!

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? All in moderation…

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Stila Baked Eyeshadow trio, Kevyn Aucoin liquid lipstick, NARS blush in Orgasm.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I think I look terrible in red lipstick. I need to lose weight, because this fat baby might pop at any moment! I have a date Friday night for the first time in a loooong time. I’m craving Chinese food. I was born in Norway.

    7. Favorite bar soap? Ewwww bar soap!

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I didn’t really make resolutions so much as promises to myself. And I can always improve, but right now I’m on track. :)

    9. Outfit: Teal blouse and short sleeved cardigan, black cropped cigarette pants, flats.

    10. Weekly goals: Get all gussied up for my date (I’m spreading out various primping tasks across the week since it’s a Friday night date and I won’t have much time after work), enjoy myself on said date, catch up on filing!
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… Lena, Jenn and Erik =-.

  44. Stef says:

    1. Mood: Mellow, hit the gym this morning, worked out hard, now I feel good!

    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? To let everyone know how I feel about them, to say the words, because you never know what might happen and I want them to know for sure how I felt!

    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Ummm, it’s okay. It’s not my favorite genre, but it’s not my least favorite either.

    4. Sequins — yay or nay? I was raised by a Mom that was a bellydancer, her motto was “You can never have too many sequins!” I love them, but don’t wear them enough.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Just moisturizer and lip balm right now.

    6. Tell me five things about yourself: I have a twin brother and we’re Geminis! I have two cats and a puppy that are all black and white. I truly truly believe that “Girls Rule and Boys Drool!” I’ve been married for 13 years, and my husband still turns me on! There were 60 kids in my graduating class from high school!

    7. Favorite bar soap? I don’t use soap, I use Cetephil on my face and right now I’m using Neutrogena Rainbath for my body.

    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? FANTASTICALLY!!! I’ve lost 9 1/2 pounds in 12 days! Amazing!!! I have several more to go though.

    9. Outfit: Gym clothes, I’m still in them because I have to walk my puppy.

    10. Weekly goals: Hit the gym every day this week. Work on leash training my puppy. Fool around with the hubby a little more!

  45. Sarah says:

    LOL! (Sequins — yay or nay?
    Yay, but only in carefully controlled amounts, LOL! Too many and I start lookin’ like a short, tanned Blanche Deveraux.)====> u r too funny
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Beauty Review: AVON nailwear pro in Golden Wine =-.

  46. 7deadlycyns says:

    1. Mood: cautiously optimistic?
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? it’s okay to say no. people won’t hate you or think you’re lazy if you say no once in a while.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? YAY!
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? On clothes, yes, but only as an accent, not the entire garment. On the face, no.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: Pur cosmetics Dusty Quartz shadow, Clinique Serious Brown liner, Lash Blast Very Black. (I just discovered Lash Blast last month. It’s like magic!!) Lips: Paula Dorf Baby Love. Cheeks: Bare Minerals Dusty Rose.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: (1) I hate winter, except for the cashmere sweaters. (2) I have two children. (3) I’m visiting this blog on lunch, and I have a meeting in 10 minutes! (4) I need to paint my toes this evening–I’m thinking blue. (5) I got new reading glasses from Anthropologie this weekend and am wearing them now. They’re so cool!
    7. Favorite bar soap? Not a bar, but Cetaphil. Second favorite (for body, not face) philosophy’s Melon Daquiri 3-in-1.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? The one to get up every morning and write my $@#* book is going well. The one to loose weight is going okay, but verrrry slowly. Argh.
    9. Outfit: Anthropologie shirt & pants. Cute red plaid flats.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish writing chapter for aforementioned $@#* book.

  47. Imelda says:

    1. Mood: Is it ok do be dreading starting school again?: I’m tired of grad work!
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner?: There are only two that I really could have used: That everyone, including the people who do everything by the book, has to take their lumps in life, and to quote John Mayer, to “say what you need to say”.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction?: I’m not a fan
    4. Sequins — yay or nay?: Why not?
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Dior Extase mascara, LORAC Visual Effects mascara/ Cargo plantlove lipstick in Lola, Cargo pursegloss in London/ MAC highlight powder in Lightscape, MAC sculpt powder in Sculpt and MAC sheertone shimmer blush in Sunbasque
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1) I could sing before I could talk. 2) I know all the words to all the Rogers and Hammerstein movie musicals. 3) I am a mascara fiend 4) The only sport I know how to play is track. 5) I love water- I could stay in the bathtub/pool/ocean and never get bored.
    7. Favorite bar soap?: LUSH Honey I Washed the Kids
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?: They aren’t.
    9. Outfit: black knee high riding boots, skinny black pants, white button down shirt with a black and white pinstripe vest, black trenchcoat and red ray-bans
    10. Weekly goals:

  48. Allyson says:

    1. Mood: Tired. It’s been a long day.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? It’s ok to be yourself. Not everybody will like you all the time. (this would have made middle school *much* easier!)
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? Meh. Some of it I really love, and some of it I can’t stand. Depends on my mood.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? Nay.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: UDPP in Sin, UD 24/7 eyeliner in Lucky, LashBlast mascara, Rosebud salve, and Benefit Dandelion
    6. Tell me five things about yourself:
    1. I was a hotel and restaurant management major in college.
    2. I am currently teaching math to K-4 kids.
    3. I am obsessed with eyeshadow and nail polish.
    4. I love video games. Just got Assassins Creed 2. :D
    5. I got a kindle 2 months ago, and still can’t put it down. I love it!
    7. Favorite bar soap? None. I hate bar soap.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Didn’t make any.
    9. Outfit: Gap jeans, navy long sleeve shirt, gray boyfriend cardigan, Tom’s shoes. Oh! and tube socks :D its COLD!
    10. Weekly goals: Organize my drawers and bedroom, drop off some clothes at goodwill, and maybe get rid of the breakouts on my chin.

  49. j.j. says:

    1. Mood: Very chipper.
    2. Are there any life lessons you wish you could have learned sooner? Crazy people are a lot of fun to be around (especially in your 20′s) but aren’t good for you personally and learning to recognized them earlier.
    3. How do you feel about science fiction? It’s ok. Not my favorite but not the worst.
    4. Sequins — yay or nay? It has to be very limited or I feel like a 10 year old.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Bobbi Brown eye shadows and liner. Diorshow mascara. Nars Orgasm blush and Chanel Glossimer lipgloss.
    6. Tell me five things about yourself: 1) I can create databases in Excel but can’t operate my Blackberry. 2) I’m a great cook. 3) I love my full lips and wearing red lipstick. 4) I hate having the dead center of my back touched. 5) I read the final Harry Potter book in 5 hours.
    7. Favorite bar soap? Anything my friend Selena makes…her soaps are the best. She gave up nursing to make this her business.
    8. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? I never make resolutions.
    9. Outfit: Lavender turtleneck sweater, wool trousers, and purple suede ballet flats.
    10. Weekly goals: Work projects …..just getting them done and off my to do list.

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