Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Jan. 26

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  1. Mood:
  2. Energized! The sun’s out and that always lifts my spirit.

  3. Accessories:
  4. Kelly green headband, silver necklace from the Smashbox Enchantress Beauty Kit and silver hoops

  5. Outfit:
  6. Stretchy jeans and a flowy white top with lace trim and spaghetti straps over a grey tank, grey zip-up hoodie and a dark grey scarf

  7. Eyes:
  8. It’s a Lancome kinda day! I did a simple eye with two products from the Pink Irreverence Collection. It involved a swipe of Lancome Le Stylo Kohl in Confidence Noir and a wash of color over the entire lid using Color Design Pro Illuminator in High Expectations. Then, I gave my lashes two coats of Virtuose mascara, winked at myself in the mirror and said, “holla!”

  9. Perfume:
  10. I’m almost embarrassed to admit this because it illustrates my obsessiveness, but sometimes I try to match the brand of perfume I’m wearing with the makeup I’ve got on. Since it’s a Lancome day I’m wearing Miracle Forever.

  11. Best bra, evah?
  12. For day-to-day wear I like bras by DKNY because they fit me well and aren’t overly frilly or lacy. If I’m wearing a strapless dress, I’ll bust out my trusty Le Mystere strapless bra, which is the only strapless bra I’ve ever worn that doesn’t fall down to my bellybutton after five minutes.

  13. Breakfast:
  14. Coffee and crumpets

  15. First person I talked to today and what I said:
  16. Hmm… does Tabs count? He jumped on the bed first thing this morning and started meowing up a storm. I told him, “Yeah, yeah, I’ll get you your gravy, my liege!” I don’t believe he understands sarcasm.

  17. Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?
  18. Yup. I walked into See’s Candy this weekend and saw one section of the store covered in heart-shaped boxes of chocolate candy.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Read the paper, get all of my schoolwork and freelance stuff done by 6:00 PM so I can work out at night, do *hella* sit-ups in my workouts (I’m freaking out because I saw a picture of a fitness ad with before-and-after shots and my stomach looked eerily like the BEFORE pic)

Just copy the empty list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

Le list

Mood:
Accessories:
Outfit:
Eyes:
Perfume:
Best bra, evah?
Breakfast:
First person I talked to today and what I said:
Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?
Weekly goals:

Ready, girls? Let’s do this! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. lily says:

    Mood: Happy yet fearful lol. Happy because it’s snowing out, fearful because I have a huge project due tomorrow and I haven’t started! haha
    Accessories: do awesome glasses count? lol
    Outfit: Blue striped short sleeved tee w/ black cardigan. light washed denim jeans, converse, white puffy jacket from ann taylor.& pink scarf :D
    Eyes:I didn’t have time this morning to do mu :( lol I did my brows…? rofl
    Perfume: Tommy Girl by tommy hilfiger
    Best bra, ever?: Body by Victoria’s secret, fits like a glove.
    Breakfast: Blueberry scone & grande Cinnamon Dolce latte , extra hot with whipped cream.
    First person I talked to today and what I said: a girl in my class, and I said “you’re early!” because she’s usually late. haha
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: no, I don’t ever want to ><
    Weekly goals: do my homework on time!!! save money!!!

  2. YadiQ says:

    Le list

    Mood: confused

    Accessories: non really i am not an accessory kinda gal

    Outfit: dark denim jeans, a purple black and grey buffalo butter fly sleeved sweater and black suede wedge boots

    Eyes: nothign yet i am off to a slooooow start but i will be wearing vincent longo quad in aquila

    Perfume: fresh sugar lychee

    Best bra, ever?: havent found one they all hurt me or dont look right under clothes

    Breakfast: coffee and cereal

    First person I talked to today and what I said: my fiance ” what do you want for breakfast today?”

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: yes we are planning to take a 4 day getaway somewhere warm – i need a tan already

    Weekly goals: try to be more productive, stay focused and stay on track with diet

    karen dont listen to those ads – one word PHOTOSHOP – trust me i am in the BIZ!

  3. shana says:

    Mood: eh, could be better could be worse
    Accessories:silver ball studs and a black cashmere scarf
    Outfit:black high waist, wide leg pants, a sheer chocolate short sleeved frilly blouse and brown boots
    Eyes:a chocolate brown smokey eye using laura gellar sugar free baked eyeshadow in biscotti/toast and the other color escapes me right now :(, topped off with black Blinc mascara
    Perfume: none today
    Best bra, ever?:whatever I can find to fit these things at a reasonable price! LOL
    Breakfast: granola
    First person I talked to today and what I said:my son and I said good morning, time to wake up, mommmy bought you some pop tarts!
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: yes, dragging “the sig” to the wine festival at the National Harbor, I cant wait!
    Weekly goals: to stick to my meal plan and workout everyday as planned and to get a post done every day this week! oh and to FINALLY get my BBR brushes from MAC!

    shana´s last blog post..The kids are napping and I wanna rock out /sparkleshelf inspired FOTD

  4. cloudburst says:

    Mood: It’s Monday I’m tired, but excited for Chinese New Year’s dinner tonight.
    Accessories: Tiffany 1837 padlock necklace – my x-mas gift to myself.
    Outfit: Grey skinny jeans, burgundy boots, black t-shirt w/ grey v-neck Old Navy sweater
    Eyes: Nothing
    Perfume: Nothing
    Best bra, ever?: I like Gap t-shirt bras, not fancy but they fit well & they often go on sale.
    Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ soy protein & flax seeds…it tastes as bland as it sounds
    First person I talked to today and what I said: To myself & I probably swore!
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: Yes, I will be in Vancouver on holiday!
    Weekly goals: Finish all my applications!

  5. Rovie says:

    Mood: Relaxed since it’s not hectic at work today.
    Accessories: Only my silver Return To Tiffany heart ring. I’m not much of an accessories person at work.
    Outfit: Dark blue jeans and a black cardigan over a brown V-neck shirt.
    Eyes: MAC Bamboo over my entire lid and Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara on my lashes.
    Perfume: Clinique Happy
    Best bra, ever?: Currently it’s my H&M demi bra. It’s probably the best cheap bra I’ve bought in awhile.
    Breakfast: Eggs & sausages
    First person I said “Did you end up watching the Warriors game last night?” to my brother and we started talking about last night’s win (Go Warriors!).
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: Yes, I’ve bought my boyfriend’s gift and made dinner reservations for that night.
    Weekly goals: Apply to more jobs, work out more, and spend less money.

  6. Milan says:

    Mood: Positive…and a little sleepy
    Accessories: sliver hoop earrings, silver Tiffany bar pendant, silver link bracelet, silver Guess watch, wedding set and class ring from masters program
    Outfit: blue jeans, black boots, silk burgundy and white striped blouse
    Eyes: UD 24/7 liner in 1999, Lash Blast luxe mascara (black platinum)
    Perfume: bath and body works spray…can’t remember which one I grabbed this morning…Black Amethyst maybe?
    Best bra, ever?: regular gray cotton one (with underwire) from Target…lol.
    Breakfast: water, vitamins, honey bun (yum!)…oh and hot chocolate
    First person I talked to today and what I said: the hubby…”good morning”
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: yes…I want the hubby to get me a Mac giftcard so I can get my MAC Hello Kitty stuff. LOL. I’m thinking of getting the hubby a new IPOD
    Weekly goals: Finish reading Breaking Dawn so I can start on The American Wife novel that I’m supposed to have read already for my book club.

  7. Tatiana says:

    Mood: cranky due to lack of sleep… my eldest son woke up at 5am….dont mess with me…

    Accessories: none. My boys ripped so many necklaces off my neck I just now learned my lesson.

    Outfit:a summery shirt to offset the nasty weather, jeans, faux-uggs… it is chilly after all

    Eyes: not done yet since but hidden beaneath glasses

    Perfume:none yet

    Best bra, ever?: i havent found it yet

    breakfast: egg with toast, coffee

    First person I talked to today and what I said: My son, Phoenix to whom I said, “oh, let’s change your underpants”. I know ! I’m thrilling!

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: yeah, but most likely I’ll work that night after he gets home from work. eee!

    Weekly goals: finally get the heaps of laundry done.

  8. Casey says:

    Mood:Energetic

    Accessories: Jade bracelet – Happy Lunar New Year

    Outfit: Black Turtle Neck, Trouser Jeans, Leopard print shoes

    Eyes:Smoky eye kit – Bare Minerals

    Perfume: Chanel Chance

    Best bra, ever?:APEX – Victoria’s Secret

    Breakfast: Coffee

    First person I talked to today and what I said: The hubs – good morning

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: yes – Target reminded me last night!

    Weekly goals: To try Wii Fit – and xmas gift that’s still in the box

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Lily,

    Eek! I hope you get your project done one time. What’s it about?

  10. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    LOL, I know, I know. It was totally freaked me out when I saw the ad. I was like, “Hmm… that looks too familiar.” HA!

    Where are you two lovebirds going for Valentine’s Day?

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Shana,

    Oh sweet! Are you getting all of the BBR brushes?

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Cloudburst,

    I think it’s really great to give oneself presents. :)

    What’s on the menu for dinner tonight? Are you cooking anything?

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Rovie,

    I’ve got to give you props for already being preparing for V-day. What did you get your sweetie?

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Milan,

    LOL! Good call on the MAC Giftcard!

    That’s so cool that you are part of a book club. How many people are in it?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Tatiana,

    Oh no! I hope you get to sneak in a nap sometime today.

    I’m right there with you in getting those heaps of laundry done…

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Casey,

    Those Apex bras fit great! I think I’m defective though — I ended up stretching the heck out of mine, hmmm.

  17. Tania says:

    Le list
    Mood: medically dazed
    Accessories: my hand knit scarf, gloves, and stocking hat
    Outfit: fav sweatpants, gap long sleeved t-shirt, coldplay t-shirt
    Eyes: no makeup today
    Perfume: dove go fresh body spray in watermint and fresh lily (i’m longing for warmer weather
    Best bra, ever?: my fruit of a loom bra. they’re like victorias secret pink but cheaper
    Breakfast: sprite with lemon- i haven’t eaten
    First person I talked to today and what I said: i texted the ex to wish him happy chinese new year. Actually speaking to someone it was my mom and she was calling to see how I was and to discuss our plans for the day.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: I never think of V-day like most people because it’s my birthday! In that regards then yeah! BTW: Valentines Day is one of the BEST holiday’s to have a birthday on!!
    Weekly goals: take one day at a time, don’t spend so much money, stick to my budget, stay focused, not freak out.

    Hey Karen! I had a similar ab experience. Don’t fret you look lovely no matter what your abs look like. Oh and I do think that cats understand sarcasm they just refuse to acknowledge it! Have you been watching “The City”? It’s getting pretty dramatic ehe?

  18. gio says:

    Mood: ok

    Accessories: a ring

    Outfit: orange sweater and jeans

    Eyes: L’Oreal Color Appeal Trio Pro in Oriental Beauty and Chanel Exceptionnel mascara

    Perfume: none today

    Best bra, ever?: haven’t found one, yet

    Breakfast: orange juice

    First person I talked to today and what I said: my mum and I said good morning

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: not yet

    Weekly goals: work out more

    gio´s last blog post..Inside Zaraah Abrahams makeup bag

  19. Rovie says:

    Hi Karen! I got him tickets to a San Jose Sharks game because he’s a huge fan. It’s not a romantic gift but I know he’ll love it. Have you decided on what to do for your V-day with El Hub yet?

  20. Caro says:

    Mood: Surprisingly happy… sun is in the sky!

    Accessories: Nothing today. I don’t even wear earrings!

    Outfit: Infamous Banana Republic pants (infamous because they were WAY TOO EXPENSIVE after I converted them from dollars to pesos”, a short sleeved top and black shoes.

    Eyes: Clinique… pink…

    Perfume: As usual, D&G Light Blue…

    Best bra, ever?: I wish I could find it someday… *sigh*

    Breakfast: chocolate champurrado/atole and a turkey/panela sandwich.

    First person I talked to today and what I said: my mom… “have you seen my black coat?”

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: no! I absolutely hate it!

    Weekly goals: working on my tolerance issues.

  21. Vanessa H says:

    1. Mood:

    Energized :-), I slept so much this weekend, I feel rested.
    2. Accessories:

    Silver hoops

    3. Outfit:

    Dark blue skinny jeans, black v-neck sweater that goes down to my hips,white tank, white Vans.
    4. Eyes:

    Black winged liner and mascara
    5. Perfume:

    Britney’s Fantasy
    6. Best bra, evah?

    VS Very Sexy push up in white…worth every penny!
    7. Breakfast:

    Shake made from frozen berries, fresh strawberries, a tablespoon of honey, about 2 oz of raw oatmeal and some milk. SO GOOD!
    8. First person I talked to today and what I said:

    My dog lol…I opened the door and he jumped at me, scaring me so I said “You scared the crap outta me Hamlet!” He just tilted his head and wagged his tail.

    9. Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?

    Kind of, It’s not a huge deal to me. My bf always does sweet things on V day, but it wouldn’t matter if he didn’t.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Order my Psychology book, get some organization going here at work, and get my laundry done!

  22. Violet says:

    Le List

    Mood: Cranky and cold. I blame it on Monday. :)
    Accessories: Sliver and blue necklace
    Outfit:Black pants, teal long sleeve knit shirt, denim jacket, black boots. Trying to stay warm in this 20-degree weather!
    Eyes: Can’t remember – a mix of some drug-store and something from MAC on the brow bone
    Perfume:Lacoste Dream of Pink
    Best bra, ever?:Anything by Wacoal
    Breakfast:Kashi oatmeal
    First person I talked to today and what I said: Husband and I told him it was time to get up. I said it in a nice way! :)
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: Nope.
    Weekly goals: Clean off my computer desk and try to work out at least 4 times this week.

    Karen,
    You are not obsessive for matching your perfume brand to your makeup! Sometimes I like to use shower products that are all in the same “theme”. For example, I’ll use Pink Grapefruit shampoo from Bath & Body Works and then I’ll use my grapefruit shower gel from C.O. Bigelow. :)

  23. Stephie says:

    Mood: Bummed, it’s the first day of school. I only have one class today but still..
    Accessories: nada
    Outfit: Dark jeans, White tee and Black Japanese inspired zip hoodie from XXI.
    Eyes: nude
    Perfume: been trying out all my samples lately, not wearing anything currently but I am going to try out the Lancome Magnifique (?) i believe. it’s the Anne Hathaway one. [LOVE HER!]
    Best bra, evah? none. If I could, my little lady lumps would go without them :)
    Breakfast: Pad Thai. Woo!
    First person I talked to today and what I said: My mom I said “Ok” when she told me to wake up so I could bring her to work today.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? YESS! I got my boo a really sweet and simple card I’ve been eyeing at Target. It’s on brown card stock w/ a simple red glittery heart on the front. It says “my heart belongs to you” on the inside :P
    Weekly goals: Sell my books, find a good price on my books, and try to do some reading and homework, meet new people from my classes to study buddy with

  24. Erica says:

    Mood: Tired and hungry
    Accessories: Ring I got from boyfriend
    Outfit: Metal Mulisha T Shirt and jeans. I had school today, no need for getting all fancy.
    Eyes: Black eyeliner, and mascara. Done. I woke up later, so I did my makeup in like 5 minutes so I wouldnt miss class.
    Perfume: Obsession Night by Calvin Klein
    Best bra, evah? My Target bras! HAHA
    Breakfast: Banana! Again I was running late, grabbed something super quick.
    First person I talked to today and what I said: My math teacher, I asked her a question.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Boyfriend and I are just gonna go to his place, and he is gonna make us a romantic dinner. He is keeping it a secret what he is making. BUT I know I am getting him an iPod. It will be our 2 year anniversary.
    Weekly goals:
    Work more hours at work, finish all class assignments, and make time to work out 5 days this week.

  25. YJ says:

    Le list

    Mood: Excited… it’s snowing outside!

    Accessories: Juicy Couture gold hoops…

    Outfit: Black AmericanApparel fitted Tshirt, (my fave) Citizen jeans, black Hunter rainboots, Northface jacket

    Eyes: black liner and Dior’s Blackout mascara

    Perfume: Ugh… burnt popcorn. Someone in the office made some and it’s seeping into every corner of the building.

    Best bra, ever?: Most Victoria’s Secret ones are pretty nice, I had this one t-shirt bra from the PINK collection that I loved because it was so comfortable, but my mother stole it and they don’t make that exact one anymore =(

    Breakfast: No breakfast… I did just gorge on Chinese food for lunch though!

    First person I talked to today and what I said: My boyfriend… “UGHHHHH I HATE MONDAYSSSS!!!!” Haha…

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?: A little bit, but nothing special. Most just what I want to eat… =)

    Weekly goals: Sleep before midnight!

    YJ´s last blog post..Fooddiction.

  26. Michelle says:

    Mood: Tired but pleased that I’m having a good day so far :)
    Accessories: Black Kate Spade glasses, silver studs, diamond studs, silver white moonstone ring from AE
    Outfit: It’s a scrubs kind of day. Black bottoms, white Mickey and Minnie with hearts and cherries scrub top & red & black Pumas.
    Eyes: Nothing, I woke up a little late this morning. Ooh but I did have time to put on my new Stila concealer that you reccomended to me Karen.
    Perfume: Demeter Sweet Delights in Vanilla Ice Cream
    Best bra, evah? I absolutely love VS Very Sexy push up bras. It’s the only bra I’ll buy.
    Breakfast: A big pancake my husband made & coffee.
    First person I talked to today and what I said: My son when I walked into his room. I told him it was time to wake up and gave him kisses.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes my husband & I are going to Vegas for that weekend.
    Weekly goals: Workout @ least three times during the week. Don’t let anyone get to me @ work.

  27. tatiana says:

    Le list
    Mood: sad bordering on angry
    Accessories: pearl necklace
    Outfit: raspberry wrap sweater with match camisole & black slacks, on Mondays I like to look business-like
    Eyes: smudged Urban Decay 24/7 in Stash, the Brown & Gold color from a Smashbox palette I bought during their sale, held on lock by Too Faced Shadow insurance
    Perfume: forgot to put one on
    Best bra, evah? still in search of and it’s especially small because my boobs are so tiny
    Breakfast: 2 Nutrigrain waffles & banana
    First person I talked to today and what I said: my mom, “bye mom, see you tonight”
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes, I was planning to visit my boyfriend in San Diego but he wants to go on “a break” from the long distance thing. I’m now bitter about Valentine’s Day. Hopefully I can do something fun with my girlfriends.
    Weekly goals: to not start tearing up at work

  28. Kathleen says:

    Mood: Sleepy, but good!
    Accessories: Multicoloured scarf from India.. *love*
    Outfit: Grey dress slacks, white cami, pink v-neck, black boots
    Eyes: Pink and Aqua!
    Perfume: Princess
    Best bra, evah? Still looking
    Breakfast: Yogurt
    First person I talked to today and what I said: Hubby.. “Baby, I’m out!” (I say this every morning when I get ot of the shower so he can get up and have his turn)
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? We are going to have a nice meal at home.
    Weekly goals: Get to the gym three times!

    Kathleen´s last blog post..Winter blues?

  29. Daya says:

    Mood: could be better
    Accessories: my wedding ring and gold watch
    Outfit: stretchy jeans/aqua top over white cami and my favorite navy hoodie
    Eyes: MAC’s Aquadisiac (lid) Passionate and Stars N Rockets (crease), Ricepaper (highlight), grape eyeliner and Rimmel Mascara
    Perfume: Estee Lauder Sensuous
    Best bra, evah? I’ve always been a VS girl, and so far my favorite is a strapless from the pink collection because it has yet to fall down! LOL
    Breakfast: coffee and Pecan Sandies LOL
    First person I talked to today and what I said:my little boy-he had to get up to go to school
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? no
    Weekly goals:get through homework frustration!!

  30. Vanessa says:

    Mood:
    So So. Wishing the weekend wasn’t over. Not happy to be here but not angry.

    Accessories:
    None. It’s hard enough to get out of bed on time.
    Outfit:
    Simple. Black dress slacks, oriental slip on’s in a dark blue color, Black top long sleeve and a blue cardigan sweater buttoned at the top.
    Eyes:
    brown smugged eyeliner, gold on eyelids faded into the crease with a light shade of yellow shimmer blended into the brow bone
    Perfume:
    Prada
    Best bra, evah?
    ummm…good question. I am wearing one but couldn’t tell ya the designer. Now I am curious. LOL
    Breakfast:
    Coffee. Multiple cups
    First person I talked to today and what I said:
    My dogs. The greeted with with morning kisses and a need to go outside.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet?
    Nope. I usually get around to it the day before
    Weekly goals:
    Make it through the week without loosing my cool. :)

  31. Catherine says:

    Le list
    Mood:
    I’m not sure this is a mood, but SORE. Played soccer for the first time in ages yesterday and I… can’t move now. Like… forget my legs, it hurts to roll over. o_o;
    Accessories: Have… not gotten up yet, but it would be Swarovski mini heart pendant, pink earrings.
    Outfit: Am currently still in my pjs but when I do finally get up b/c I have class and hw, I will probably wear skinny jeans and a tshirt.
    Eyes: I’m super excited to use my new KvD Beethoven palette. I’m thinking gradient of blues on the top lid and two purples on the bottom. =) Or vice versa, who knows. Or I may combine w/ the Ludwig palette and do greens and blues.
    Perfume: Fresh Strawberry Flowers… I kind of want something new, but I’m afraid to go looking.
    Best bra, evah? VS The Wave push up bra. So comfy!
    Breakfast: SO is making pancakes! :D
    First person I talked to today and what I said: SO… about how sore I was that I couldn’t move.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? YES! Don’t know what we’re going to do yet, but I have the card and the gift all ready. =D
    Weekly goals: GET THROUGH THE WEEK! Finish my beng hw by tomorrow morning. My friend from HS is coming to visit me, so to entertain her… and yea. Get caught up in my other classes.

  32. Ellery says:

    Mood: Happy!
    Accessories: Big ghetto hoop earrings.
    Outfit: Black skinny jeans, white “I ♥ ME” t-shirt, black wool coat + my new 6 inch shoes (which, by the way, HAVE A SCRAPE ON THEM ALREADY!)
    Eyes: Half a tub of glitter eyeliner, I was in the mood to sparkle today. :)
    Perfume: It’s a mixture of Benefit B Spot, Moschino chic n’ cheap, Moschino l’eau cic n’ cheap, and Moschino I love love. I bought a Moschino perfume gift set and a benefit b spot one too, so I had to smell them all didn’t I?! :D
    Best bra, evah? :p
    Breakfast: None.
    First person I talked to today and what I said: Clay, and I said “holla holla”
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? I’m buying myself a card since no one else will… LOL.
    Weekly goals: Fix the “wound” (scrape) on my shoes. :(

  33. Karen4 says:

    Mood: thoughtful–keep running my “to do” list through my mind
    Accessories: my trusty Festina sport watch with an orange face
    Outfit:ultra casual–orange fleece top and fleece-lined Columbia tech pants
    Eyes: the gold and bronze shades from Sephora’s new Moroccan Sunset palette lightly dusted over lids; Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Bourbon on the top water line. MAC’s boom brown loud lash mascara.
    Perfume: Philosophy’s Amazing Grace
    Best bra, evah? VS Ipex or Maidenform’s Dream bra
    Breakfast: fresh blueberries with raspberry yogurt and fiber crunch cereal mixed in. Oh, and coffee–pumpkin spice with skim milk–YUM!
    First person I talked to today and what I said: My husband (who’s up in our NH home while I’m down in CT, so it was on the phone) talked about the weather (cold) and the day’s plans.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Not really
    Weekly goals: send out exhibitor kits for our company’s upcoming Spring home show, write some sales proposals for a new show we have planned for the fall.

  34. Alison says:

    Mood: Feeling all motivated today (this is v.rare!)

    Accessories: Simple diamond studs and my Gucci watch

    Outfit: Was at work so grey wide leg trousers, a white cami and a pale blue wrap cardigan with my cute patent grey ombre court shoes (they go from dark grey at the front to light grey round the back)

    Eyes: My old Chanel Influences quad, which I am running out of and they have discontinued! Why must you do this to me Chanel???

    Perfume: Clinique Happy

    Best bra, evah? A gorgeous pale green with lilac dots balconette from Elle Mcpherson intimates, super cute!

    Breakfast: Muesli and fresh fruit

    First person I talked to today and what I said: My other half and I said ‘I don’t wanna get up!’

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes, have I done anything about it? No!

    Weekly goals: To carry on being motivated and doing my exercise, do research for my dissertation and pay my credit card bill.

  35. Holly says:

    Le list

    Mood: Happy as i got a management job with Biotherm the skincare company :)but a little nervous about getting it all started!

    Accessories: just my usual Chanel double C earings, my watch and the Cartier bracelet that I got for my 21st Birthday and never take off!

    Outfit: Black skinny jeans tucked down black riding boots, black frilly blouse from Zara and a long chunky asymetric cardigan from Marks and Spencer – all a little dusty after spending my supposed day off sorting out my stock in the dusty stock room!

    Eyes: my current favourite combo MAC’s All that glitters on the lid and Sable in the crease and Chanel Stylo Yeux waterproof in black on the waterline

    Perfume: Chanel Chance

    Best bra, evah? The British chain store Marks and Spencer do the best bras in the world, they have a particular padded one which I have literally 5 in every colour and rarely wear anything else!

    Breakfast: cereal and a bannana

    First person I talked to today and what I said: an Estate Agent who was taking me to view an appartment, im pretty sure my first words when I walked in were ‘you seriously manage to rent these in this state???’ – as you may have gathered I wont be taking that one!

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? eugh next question please!

    Weekly goals: stick to my diet, try to fit in some exercise and find somewhere to live!

  36. Susan says:

    Le list
    Mood: Good, waiting on snow tonight :)
    Accessories: Silver hoop Lia Sophia earrings, wedding ring
    Outfit: Green cords, striped turtleneck–Boring
    Eyes: Clinique pink shimmery eyeshadow (don’t remember name), Black Amethyst Kohl eyeliner, Lashpower mascara in Black
    Perfume: None
    Best bra, evah? Body by Victoria
    Breakfast: Omelet, Bacon, Skim milk
    First person I talked to and what I said: Hubs, “happy anniversary”. It’s our first anniversary today :)
    Have you thought about Valentine’s Day yet? Yes, bought a card, but no gift yet.
    Weekly goals: Play in the snow, work out at least twice (hopefully more), beat the winter blues!

  37. Shefali says:

    Mood: Stressed and anxious – licensing exam is next Fri, Feb 6
    Accessories: Diamond earrings, diamond necklace from Hubs, my gold ESQ watch, wedding and engagement rings

    Outfit: Tan slacks, chocolate brown button down, Dark brown/gray V-neck over the shirt

    Eyes: Perky pp, Coral color from Bobbi Brown’s Pink Shimmer Brick (which I purchased yesterday at COSTCO!? Yup…still debating on whether or not I should return it though…not too impressed, but it’s my first Shimmer Brick. Any thoughts Karen?)

    Perfume: Fresh’s Strawberry Flowers

    Best bra, evah? Chantelle

    Breakfast: Organic oat, flaxeed, pumpkin seed cereal from Trader Joe’s

    First person I talked to today and what I said: My 2-year-old and I said, “Good morning Spaggy!” (that’s his nickname…don’t know where it came from)

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yup! Already bought cards for Hubs, my son, and one for my parents from our son

    Weekly goals: Get to the gym 4 times; study study study and start getting 80% on my practice tests consistently; finish my progress notes

  38. Courtney L says:

    Mood: Happy, I won the nail polish give away, so I’m just too excited about that. Also am wanting to buy something cute for valentine’s day but I haven’t yet and can’t find anything worth getting.
    Accessories: does a ponytail holder count? cause that’s all I’m wearing haha.
    Outfit: Victoria Secret Pink Navy blue short sleeved sweatshirt thing, skinny jeans- soon to change into PJ’s, I had today off and it’s laundry/Hmk day.
    Eyes: Lash Blast. Not even any concealer…
    Perfume: None but smelling sunscreen, cause I’m looking for a new facial one- anyone have any suggestions?
    Best bra, evah? Wish I knew!
    Breakfast:None, but I had a teriyaki bowl for lunch?
    First person I talked to today and what I said: Uh… Does AIM count? been pretty quiet today. haha.
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes. I Don’t love VDAY as I feel it’s pretty commercialist, but… I would super secretly love to be asked out or have a date for vday. Secret!
    Weekly goals: Get more sleep.

  39. MaryJane says:

    Mood: lackadaisical

    Accessories:Same jewelry I wear everyday- sapphire ring I got for my 19th birthday from my parents, little silver, gold and diamond band I got from the boyfriend, gold egyptian bracelet from my great aunt, tip cup necklace from my mother, and diamond earrings from the boyfriend.

    Outfit: I traded my theory top and seven jeans from work for my juicy sweat suit for class!

    Eyes: Chanel Nymphea quad and Amethyst single and exceptional mascara

    Perfume: John Varvatos

    Best bra, evah? le mystere

    Breakfast: Nature’s Valley peanut bar

    First person I talked to today and what I said: The boyfriend and I said “I am sick, I cannot go to school today”.

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes!! I ordered a can of Sprinkles cupcake mix in Red Velvet and it came in today!]

    Weekly goals: Working for the weekend.

  40. Tiera says:

    Mood: Cheerful, but hesitant about how busy my week will be with work, school, and having my brother while my mom is in Vegas

    Accessories: A black satin headband, my everyday diamond studs, and a black rose ring

    Outfit: Lucky jeans, a white structured top from Banana, and Aldo flats

    Eyes: Simple as can be! Lingering brow pencil, Carbon on the top lashline, CoverGirl Lash Blast and Lancome Virtuose Black Carat on the lashes, and a dab of Select Cover-Up in NC30

    Perfume: Ferragamo Incanto Charm

    Best bra, evah? Anything from Chantelle Intimates (too bad I can’t afford it for everyday!)

    Breakfast: A few grapes and some POG

    First person I talked to today and what I said: I walked into my office and said, “Good Morning!”

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes, I’ll be at a hula fundraiser, and staying at a hotel for the weekend

    Weekly goals: Get my next paper done, not be late to pick up/drop off my brother at school/my dad’s/basketball

    Tiera´s last blog post..MAC Well Defined: An Introduction

  41. Jess says:

    Mood: Busy! (Obviously not too busy to take time to do this though, haha)

    Accessories: Wedding rings and diamond cocktail ring, favorite Movado watch and silver hoop earrings

    Outfit: Burgundy dress and tan long sweater

    Eyes: Jemma Kid Editor shadow and Diorshow mascara

    Perfume: Burberry London

    Best bra, evah? I totally agree with you Karen! Le Mystere is one bad ass strapless.

    Breakfast: Hot tea and yogurt

    First person I talked to today and what I said: “It’s on your khakis on the back of the door” to husband answering where his new belt was

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes! We are actually going out this year…already have massages, dinner and a room booked at a cute boutique inn. Can’t wait, I could SOOO use that massage.

    Weekly goals: To finalize and perfect my big presentation on Friday, stay on track diet-wise and return calls to my girlfriends

  42. Meredith says:

    Mood: Happy! no school today or tomorrow :)

    Accessories: silver headband, diamond studs, pearl studs

    Outfit: black tshirt on top of a gray tank with straight leg jeans, a lavender scarf & silver flats.

    Eyes: urban decay YDK, dior Iconic mascara

    Perfume: DKNY Be Delicious

    Best bra, evah?: Ipex wireless- Victoria’s Secret!

    Breakfast: best friend brought me biscuitville in bed.. it was a long night, haha :)

    First person I talked to today and what I said: my best friend, “Biscuitville? I knew I loved you!”

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? uhhh, let’s not.

    Weekly goals: finish my English portfolio, start the new semester with a smile (and some starbucks!), leave early Friday for the beach :)

  43. lily says:

    hey karen :)

    my project is to make a use out of a large room/space, so I have to do some floor planning and do a lot of sketching/measuring…researching. lol I’m excited though!

  44. Milan says:

    Hi Karen,

    My book club at work consists of about 6-8 coworkers. :-) We pick a book a month and then once a month we have a discussion about it during lunch. Oh and we take turns picking the books we read.

  45. honeybrown1976 says:

    Le list

    Mood: Mommy mode (content, tired, and busy at the same time, lol)
    Accessories: a toddler, a ten year old, and a stroller
    Outfit: black leggings and a black/white tunic
    Eyes: NYC black mascara
    Perfume: Bath and Body Works Black Amethyst
    Best bra, evah? Right now? Any of my nursing bras for the convenience!
    Breakfast: A bowl of Cocoa Krispies!
    First person I talked to today and what I said: My husband and “Good Morning”
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yeah, somewhat. Our budget’s tighter than a wrestler’s drawers right now. So, it’ll most likely be takeout, a Netflix movie/cable movie, and time in the bedroom! But, it’s time for us! So, I’m good.
    Weekly goals: 1) Make it through in one piece! 2) Love my hubby/kids a little more each day (not so hard!), 3) Give time to myself and 4) Pay bills!

  46. ines says:

    Le list
    Mood: angry! my new jeans dyed the inside of my ugg boots.

    Accessories: small gold necklace and matching stud earrings.

    Outfit: skinny jeans, white tank, oversized yellow cardigan, ugg boots

    Eyes: bobbi brown heather mauve + covergirl lashexact in in indigo

    Perfume: clean by clean

    Best bra, evah? la senza extreme decollete front closing bra

    Breakfast: yogurt parfait with kiwi, blueberries and bananas.

    First person I talked to today and what I said: my sister – aren’t you going to get your braces off today?

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? nope.

    Weekly goals:
    wash the incriminating jeans that dyed my boots. thou shalt dye no more.

  47. Kate says:

    La Liste

    Mood: Creative

    Accessories: Candie’s silver dangly earrings and my standard watch (I go nowhere without my watch)

    Outfit: Dark denim jeans, a white t-shirt with a butterfly pattern in variations of blue, red Candie’s sweater, oversized heather grey pullover sweater over the red sweater, white socks, Dearform Slippers in white (I’m freezing!)

    Eyes: L’Oreal Hip Bright Eyeshadow duo Flashy, L’oreal Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner, Almay 3-in-1 Nourishing Mascara in Black.

    The vanilla color of Flashy is all over my lid while the teal color is on the outside corners and used as a liner on the bottom lid. The teal can only be used in small doses since it’s so bright!!! I love the HiP line (I’ve got 6 of the duos).

    Perfume: I’m highly allergic to perfume so I wear none. I either have an asthma attack or a major migraine if I smell perfume (sometimes both). I itch constantly if I’m wearing even scented lotion! I feel like I’m suffocating when I smell it!

    Best bra, evah? I agree with all saying VS Very Sexy Push-Up bras. Those are divine!!! Second is the VS Pink adjustable bra (the straps can detach). I’m currently wearing a Hanes bra that Sarah wore in those commercials a few years back. It’s surprisingly comfortable.

    Breakfast: At 1 PM, I had a grilled cheese sandwich (yum)

    First person I talked to today and what I said: My dog Zena. I said, “Good morning, Zeneer-beener!” The name is a pet name. She has many (if you wish to see a picture of her, I can link you to my Sugar profile).

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? No, but I wouldn’t mind being asked out (huge secret). I’ve never been on a real date so it would be nice.

    Weekly goals: Test out all the new HiP duos I bought yesterday! Give Zena a bath. Make a vet appointment for Zena to have her toenails trimmed (expect WWIII upon entering the vet’s office). Get to the library. I’m in need of new books to read. Make an appointment to see my psych. Watch the new House and Intervention airing tonight!!!

  48. Candace says:

    I LOVE your blog Karen! This is my first time posting so here goes…

    Le list

    Mood: Happy!

    Accessories: Does my wedding ring count? lol I need some new bling!

    Outfit:Cute little pink argyle sweater and jeans that make my bum look fabulous!

    Eyes: Still waiting for my first MAC shipment in the mail, “hello my name is Candace and I am a MAC virgin” hahaha :)(small town livin is sometimes frustrating!) so today is just some shimmery bronze eyeshadow and some mascara.

    Perfume: DKNY Be Delicious

    Best bra, evah? I haven’t found the best one yet, but I do have a favourite hot pink one on.

    Breakfast: Oatmeal w/raisins and cranberries and 3 hard boiled egg whites

    First person I talked to today and what I said: The hubby… wake up I need to use my blow dryer! Best lighting is in the bedroom with the big mirror!

    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes! Not sure of any plans yet though. It’s always a good excuse to buy new lingerie :)

    Weekly goals:

    Return to Yoga! I miss the flexibility
    Stay away from the cookies!
    Stay positive about my college courses.
    Make some time for coffee with girlfriends.

  49. RetroRiotGrrrl says:

    Mood: tired
    Accessories: really cool unicorn socks
    Outfit:black hoodie skinny jeans and above mentioned socks
    Eyes: MAC penultimate black liner upper only, vex all over lid, smoke and diamonds(starflash) on inner corner of lid, a little estee lauder ink writer on lower lash line, and trusty zoomlash in zoomblack
    Perfume: donna karen gold
    Best bra, evah? yet to find it lol
    Breakfast: gives me a stomach ache all day
    First person I talked to today and what I said: boyfriend, aww babe are you feeling any better? (hes got the flu)
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? yea we’re going to a concert the 13th and we’ll prob just spend time at home on the actual day lol
    Weekly goals: finish everything i need to lol

  50. Brittany says:

    Mood: Good, pretty tired though. I was on campus from 9-6:30.
    Accessories: Some gold bangles from Forever 21. And I have my glasses on today, if those count :P
    Outfit: Dark jeans, light blue long sleeve tee, dark blue hoodie, bulky, knitted, cream color scarf which is so comfy.
    Eyes: My eyes were bugging me today when I tried to put in contacts, so I figured eye makeup wasn’t a good idea today.
    Perfume: Marc Jacobs – Daisy
    Best bra, evah? I buy my bras from Lane Bryant. They’re about the only store that makes reasonably priced, good, PRETTY, plus size bras.
    Breakfast: I had some tea and half a grapefruit.
    First person I talked to today and what I said: My boyfriend and something along the lines of “Good morning babe”
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Yes, I’m going to go to a wedding.
    Weekly goals: Grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, keeping up on my reading for school.

  51. Erica says:

    Mood: still sick…cant shake this cough!
    Accessories: diamond stud earrings, longchamp bag
    Outfit: jeans, white tank, turquoise sweater, ugg boots
    Eyes: nyc black liner and shu uemura basic mascara
    Perfume: none today
    Best bra, evah? i used to love the very sexy miracle bra, but as i get older, i want more comfort and style rather than function…so, no fav as of now! =(
    Breakfast: tea and scone
    First person I talked to today and what I said: dean of students “g’morning!”
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? yep! all planned for my bf! =)
    Weekly goals: get better!, plan, grade papers, get organized

  52. Jana says:

    oooh i think i’m too late!

    Mood: HUNGRY!!
    Accessories: gold necklace/zipper earrings/rings & bangle
    Outfit: nothing special .. white flats/darkjeans/black v-neck
    Eyes: jet set waterproof smashbox eyeliner and korres mascara AND my diesel glasses
    Perfume: bench waterlily & peach *SIGHS* so pretty
    Best bra, evah? .. the ones that make my boobies look small
    Breakfast: um cookies? i was in a rush!
    First person I talked to today and what I said:” MAAAA i’m having a showerrrr ‘ lols
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? yeah .. buy a box of cupcakes from the cupcake bakery and watch a season of dawsons creek, cuz JANAS GOING SOLO again .. hahah
    Weekly goals:find more books to read!! and pay my phone bill -__

    heheh have a good day karennn =D

    Jana´s last blog post..whooooops .

  53. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: OK.
    2. Accessories: Idk yet.
    3. Outfit:I’m going to wear my khaki Eddie Bauer pants with a black tank top and black sweater with black boots :)
    4. Eyes: I’m going to wear my mark shadows in nomad and a dark brown color that I can’t remember the name of.
    5. Perfume: Kenzo Amour
    6. Best bra, evah? I don’t even know what kind of bra im wearing but I think its a Gilligan o malley one from target and I love it.
    7. Breakfast: Pretzels and a coke lol.
    8. First person I talked to today and what I said: I talked to my boyfriend and I think I probably said good morning or something like that ha ha.
    9. Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? Sort of, I bought some candy last night to bring to work today.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out every day for the rest of this week.

  54. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    You are so lucky to have your birthday on Valentine’s! That’s awesome!

    Did you watch last night’s ep? What the heck is going on with Olivia? I don’t know if I would enjoy hanging out with her.

  55. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    You wore one of my favorite colors yesterday. I love orange because it always makes me feel happy.

    Have a good Tuesday!

  56. Karen says:

    Hi Rovie,

    That’s SO COOL — a very sweet and thoughtful gift! I don’t watch hockey as fanatically as I did ten years ago but I know that if somebody got me tix when I was obsessed with the game I’d be over the moon.

    We haven’t made plans yet! We aren’t really party animals so chances are it’ll be very low key. Dinner and maybe a movie, probably. :)

    Have a good day!

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Caro,

    OMG! You are so cute with your “Infamous” pants. I have an outfit or two like that, LOL.

    BTW, I love D&G Light Blue. I have a soft spot for it because I wore it on my wedding day.

    Happy Tuesday!

  58. Karen says:

    Hi Vanessa H.,

    Aww, there’s nothing like a pet waking you up first thing. Why did you decide to name your dog Hamlet?

    I have a mutt, too. She lives with my parents. Technically she’s my dad’s dog now because he feeds her, ha!

  59. Karen says:

    Hi Violet,

    I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who likes to match, LOL. :)

    I bet that Pink Grapefruit shampoo leaves your hair smelling so good!

    Stay warm and have a good Tuesday. :)

  60. Karen says:

    Hi Stephie,

    Speaking of Anne Hathaway, The Devil Wears Prad was on TV last week! I never get tired of that movie. Have you seen Rachel Getting Married yet? I hope to catch it this weekend.

  61. Karen says:

    Hi Erica,

    Congrats on your two year anniversary! :)

    I’m sure he’ll love his present. iPods are the greatest thing since sliced bread!

  62. Karen says:

    Hi YJ,

    LOL! What kind of food are you thinking about for Valentine’s Day?

  63. Karen says:

    Hi Michelle,

    Yay! Doesn’t that Stila concealer cover everything?

    How exciting that you’re going to Vegas. Where will you guys be staying?

  64. Karen says:

    Hi Tatiana,

    Oh no… I’m sorry to hear about that. Well, I hope that you and your girls will be able to have a nice night out. Take care of yourself!

  65. Karen says:

    Hi Kathleen,

    You go with your pink and aqua eyes! I wish I could pull of such lovely colors. :)

  66. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    You are a girl after my own heart. I am all about the cookies and coffee for breakfast.

    Happy Tuesday!

  67. Karen says:

    Hi Vanessa,

    Hang in there! When you feel like you’re starting to lose it deep breaths always help. :)

  68. Karen says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Girl! I’ve always admired soccer players. I have trubs playing any sport involving fast projectiles. What position do you play?

  69. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    OMG, you and your six inch heels! :) How do you walk in those? I know I’d topple over in a hot second, LOL.

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Karen4,

    Thanks for sending me a pic of your swatches — that palette looks very intriguing!

  71. Karen says:

    Hi Alison,

    What a bummer that they discontinued your quad! Oh well, I guess this is an excuse to explore new colors. :)

  72. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Congrats on getting the job. When do you start?

  73. Karen says:

    Hi Susan,

    Congrats on your anniversary! That’s fantastic! :) Did you guys do anything to celebrate?

  74. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    I tried one BB Shimmer Bricks in the past and I prefer MAC Beauty Powders. The BB one I tried was too cool for me. The texture of MAC BP’s seems finer, too.

    Good luck on your test! Are you ready?

  75. Karen says:

    Hi Courtney L.,

    A few sunscreens that I like are Oil of Olay Complete, Alba and Neutrogena Dry Touch (love this for my neck). Here’s a link to the review:

    Drugstore Sunscreen Reviews

    One department store one that I like is Shiseido 55:

    Shiseido 55 Sunscreen Review

    I hope this helps!

  76. Karen says:

    Hi MaryJane,

    Get better soon! :)

  77. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    How long will your brother be with you? I hope your mom wins big in Vegas!

  78. MIchelle says:

    Yes, it’s a great under eye concealer. For blemishes I still turn to my Laura Mercier. It does an instant dissapearing act on any spots I have.

    We’ll be staying at the Hooters hotel. He works for the company (I used to also, it’s where we met) so we’re getting a smoking deal. Are you planning anything special that day as well? It’s only three weekends away…:)

  79. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen -

    Thanks for the Shimmer Brick lowdown. Yeah, I’m returning it. You hit the nail on the head…it’s too cool for me. The BP’s are better.

    I think I am ready. Getting really good scores on the practice tests. But there just always seems to be a tiny little something I don’t know!! However, I’m aiming to just pass. I don’t care what the score is at all. Just get me through!

  80. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    I start on monday :) im so excited I really think its what ive needed!

  81. Alison says:

    Unfortunatly for my wallet there is always and excuse to explore new chanel colours! I have a large addiction! I am currently needing the new le vernis in Django, I already have Vendetta which I love!

  82. Christina says:

    Mood: Happy
    Accessories: None
    Outfit: workout geat
    Eyes: Lefotver Naked Lunch on the lid with Satin Taupe in crease
    Perfume: VS sweet daydream body mist
    Best bra, evah? Calvin Klein
    Breakfast: Lucky charms
    First person I talked to today and what I said: Good morning to my brother
    Have you thought about Valentines Day yet? No
    Weekly goals: Work on the elliptical more

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