Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, June 13

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years, which I guess makes this somewhere around Vol. 173. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. I had a bout of the post-vacation blues early this morning, but I feel energized and ready now. “Coach, put me back in the game!”

  3. Have you ever owned a record player?
  4. I remember having a kids one when I was around five that I would use to play my Winnie the Pooh records. I loved that thing to pieces. It had a hard blue plastic case with a white handle. So stylish.

  5. Do you plan your makeup looks at the start of each week, or just wing it?
  6. I may plan a look with an outfit if I have a special event to go to, but most of the time I just wing it.

  7. Can you think of a lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
  8. Lately, Dior Favori 752. Whenever I wear it I feel like I’m ready to bring the heat, LOL! It’s an arresting red with a punch of pink.

  9. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
  10. This black Mimi Chica Ruffled Dress I got from the junior’s section at Nordie’s. It’s machine washable (dry cleaning is the bane of my existence) and super flexible. I can easily dress it up by throwing on a cardigan, jewelry and heels, or dress it down by slipping it over a swimsuit and sliding into a pair of flip-flops.

  11. Do you keep a journal?
  12. I do, but I don’t write in it nearly enough.

  13. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
  14. The MAC 224! It’s SO GREAT for under-eye concealer.

  15. Last time you jumped rope?
  16. I usually have a pretty good memory, but I honestly can’t recall. I think I picked one up at a sporting goods store a few years ago and jumped for a minute in the aisle, but that may have also been a dream. The last time I jumped rope for longer than a minute was probably back on a playground some time in the ’80s (YIKES!).

  17. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
  18. As a kid I could sleep through earthquakes and thunderstorms, but I’m a much lighter sleeper now. I’ve gotten to the point now where I keep a pair of earplugs and a blindfold on my nightstand, just in case.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Pay some extra attention to Tabs, run at least four times (since I haven’t exercised since last week), prepare a couple of healthy dinners, and plan a weekend trip over Fourth of July (to give myself something to look forward to).

Heavens! I’m still totally reeling from last night’s episode of Game of Thrones. I went to bed thinking about it and woke up this morning with the ending still on my mind.

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No spoilers here, I promise, but if you did watch it, can we dish in the comments? I did NOT expect that ending, and part of me wants to believe it didn’t actually occur.

Okay, enough about lords, knights and royal intrigue. As much as I enjoyed my short jaunt to Vancouver, I’m happy to see you again. It’s always great to come home. :)

If your Monday isn’t too crazy, take a second to say hello in the Monday Poll. I’d love to hear how you’ve been.

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



1. Mood:
2. Have you ever owned a record player?
3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
6. Do you keep a journal?
7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
8. Last time you jumped rope?
9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
10. Weekly goals:

Throw your hands up in the air, and wave ‘em around like you just don’t care! Oh, and have a spectacular week while you’re at it. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood: stressed. I have an exam today

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? my parents had one when i was growing up. My dad has a nice collection of old records

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? I wing it.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Chantecaille tiger lily, such a gorgeous red.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. a blue shift with bright flowers and leafs on it from H&M

    6. Do you keep a journal? not anymore.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?dont have one :(

    8. Last time you jumped rope? last year i bought one for exercise and i used it a bit but now i cant find it!!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? heavy sleeper definitely

    10. Weekly goals: exercise 3 times this week. Finish putting my room together. Buy a GRE study book.
    luv2smilexo recently posted … Makeup Mavens

  2. NeenaJ says:

    1. Mood: Subversive.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Still do – two, in fact!
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing a ding.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? NARS Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio (red)
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. It’s a navy floral print from Talbots that I scored at TJ Maxx for a ridiculously low price. The top is sleeveless and fitted and the skirt is swingy.
    6. Do you keep a journal? I’ve tried, but no luck. I do jot special moments down in the Momento app for iPhone. And, I keep a Google Calendar for events.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Sam Chapman Real Techniques Blush brush – all these are terrific!
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Forever – I’m a klutz.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Heavy, but a whimper from my son can wake me from a a dead sleep.
    10. Weekly goals: Get through this week’s onslaught of pointless meetings without rolling my eyes or snickering at anyone. (Or at least to not get caught doing so.)

    • Saffron says:

      Oooh I just ordrered the two Real Tech brush sets from Ulta and I can’t wait to get them – I’m glad to hear someone say that they’re excellent. The low price as kinda offputting but then, it made for a low risk!

  3. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood: stressed out
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Don’t think so
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing it. I wish I were better about planning and coordinating shades
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Mac Russian red
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. It’s from American eagle, has thin blue straps and purple, blue and green tiny flowers. And pockets! I love a dress with pockets!!!
    6. Do you keep a journal? Nope, but I would like to. I’d like to be able to look back and remember all the cute (and exhausting!) things about this stage of parenthood.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Huge Sonia K powder brush
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Maybe a few years ago when I heard it was great exercise
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Pretty heavy
    10. Weekly goals: keep househunting and stay positive

  4. Nina says:

    1. Mood: meh. kinda sorta sick. but not quite sick enough to take a sick day. :/

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? my brother had one. by extension, i had one too!

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? wing it, all the way!

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? mac’s ruby woo!

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. its a white strappy dress w/ pastel stripes – cool, light and airy and perfect for summer!

    6. Do you keep a journal? yeah. i dont really write everyday but its there.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? sonia kashuk’s new pointed foundation brush. omg <333!!!

    8. Last time you jumped rope? i cannot even remember!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? i fall asleep pretty quick, but also wake up easily.

    10. Weekly goals: make my 4 days count. im taking friday off to go visit the in laws w/ the hubs. :)

  5. KPrice says:

    Unfortunately I knew it was coming, and I didn’t want to watch since I love Sean Bean!

  6. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? yes, when I was younger my parents had one.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? wing it!

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? any red lipsticks

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress: a sleeves, low-cut dress with a black and white floral pattern.

    6. Do you keep a journal? nope.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? ELF Studio Powder Brush!

    8. Last time you jumped rope? can’t rememver, it’s been ages!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I’m a light sleeper.

    10. Weekly goals: cleaning my room
    gio recently posted … The Beauty Secrets Of Empress Sissi

  7. Tiffany H. says:

    1. Mood: Anxious! My last day at my current job is Friday and I start my new job on Monday!

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Not that I can remember…

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Only for a special occasion. Otherwise, I just wing it!

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? MUFE Rouge Artist #204. It is a very vibrant red!

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. A yellow sleeveless trench coat dress from F21. I love it.

    6. Do you keep a journal? No, I really should though…

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? The Sephora Airbrush Concealer brush. It is amazing for blending out concealer!

    8. Last time you jumped rope? A year ago maybe. I do it sometimes for a workout.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Heavy

    10. Weekly goals: Cook, Clean, and CPA.
    Tiffany H. recently posted … Manicure Mondays-OPI Overexposed In South Beach

  8. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Just fine.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Not really (my parents had/have one).
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Yes, I often try to. I’m so busy in the morning.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Bright ones.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. Stretchy and colourful, often a-line.
    6. Do you keep a journal? Oh, no!
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? It varies. I used Mac 252 this morning.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? In the ’70s?
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I think both. Light in the morning.
    10. Weekly goals: Last week was so hectic and hot, so I’m just relaxing. It’s summer!

  9. Sarah says:

    1. Mood: STRESSED OUT TO THE MAX – My family is driving me crazy with my Wedding coming up

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? No – never been that cool

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? I always wing it unless I have special plans then I usually have a makeup plan

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? – bright pink!

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. The Gap – I have a wrap around dress I feel so comfy and sexy in

    6. Do you keep a journal? I use to but stopped – I wrote a journal for over 10years

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? MACS 187 Duo Fibre Brush!!! Love it

    8. Last time you jumped rope? The other day! I have one at home

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I would say in between sleeper. Sometimes cats can run all over me at night and I don’t notice but my fiance will climb out of bed and I wake up

    10. Weekly goals: Find Veil – print invitations for the Wedding

  10. Arianne says:

    Welcome back, Karen! What was your favourite thing about Vancouver? Did you get any Canadian beauty goodies? :)

    1. Mood: Surprisingly alright post-lunch. Maybe because I just bought the comfiest mid heel sandals in the history of the world. LOL.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? No. That was before my time. ;)
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Same as you, I plan out my look for special events only. Like tomorrow, I plan to wear MAC Lady Danger to the shu uemura makeup competition final. :)
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Oooh, a good matte red or orange.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I have a F21 navy tube dress with an elastic on the waist and a paisley print.
    6. Do you keep a journal? No. I used to though, and it was funny to read it back years after.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Right now, a fluffy eyeshadow brush by Crown. I can pat down colour and blend with it at the same time.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Sometime in the last month during boot camp.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I’m a very heavy sleeper. Last week we had a huge thunderstorm around 4:30 am and I slept through it all.
    10. Weekly goals: Go to bed early and wake up early, ride my bike in to work twice.
    Arianne recently posted … Mermaid Colours with MAC Swimming Eyeshadow

  11. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Good. :)

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Nope! Honestly, while I like music, I’ve never been an audiophile. In high school, all my friends had posters of their favorite bands on their walls. I had movie and video game posters.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? I wing it, for the most part. Though sometimes I’ll be inspired by something and think, “I’m totally going to try that later this week.”

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Red with a hint of brown. Brownish red just seems…sexy and dangerous.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I have this blue dress made with t-shirt material. It has ruffles on the chest and is kind of retro. Super cute!

    6. Do you keep a journal? Nope, though I always tried in the past. I’d get through a few days and then nothing for a year. I have a box filled with journals that only have a few pages used.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? The e.l.f. eye shadow brush. It’s really good for something that’s only a buck.

    8. Last time you jumped rope? Umm…elementary school?

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Well.. if there’s a loud thunderstorm, I’ll sleep right through it. But if there’s a tiny noise in the room, I’ll wake right up.

    10. Weekly goals: Think more about my mom’s birthday present.
    Trisha recently posted … Nutrisystem Nation Week 9 Results and Nutribear 20 Photostory

  12. Rinnie says:

    1. Mood: I’m having my typical Monday blahs, wishing the weekend was just a little longer but not cranky about it.
    2. Record player? I had a toy one that played plastic records but it didn’t last very long; my parents had a weird issue with me having too many toys and once I lost interest in something, they gave it to someone else’s kids.
    3. Make-up looks: Most of the time I wing it, but I do plan to use a certain color beforehand.
    4. Lipstick that makes me feel spicy: I think at the moment it’s NYX’s Chaos, it’s such a fiery red for me.
    5. Summertime dress: Sadly don’t have one at the moment, I have some old ones that I still fit into, the go to one being a black baby-doll type with colorful embroidery on top.
    6. Journal: Not any more, just haven’t felt compelled to document my feelings like I used to.
    7. Favorite make-up brush: Medium shadow brush from Studio Basics or the Karma brush that came with my UD Naked pallet.
    8. Jump rope?: Yeah, can’t remember that last time I did that either, I’ve faked jumped rope in my aerobics class last week though.
    9. Heavy or light sleeper: I’m like you, used to be a pretty heavy sleeper that people pounding on the door didn’t stir me but now, little noises or movements have me up in a second.
    10. Weekly goals: Prepare healthy dinners and stay on my walking schedule with the BF, he’s also packed on some poundage and wants to get back into a better shape. I have bad feet so we walk for a couple miles or at least 45 minutes.

    I think my BF is seriously shaken by last night’s episode and I’m still slightly in disbelief. He was hooked from day 1 just because any shows that are sc-fi or fantasy get his attention and his love for the show is deeper than I thought since it got him that upset but keeps him wanting more. I now vow to read those books this summer.

  13. larie says:

    1. Mood: okay
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Nope. I don’t think my parents did, either. Tape players?
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing it, unless I have a special outfit planned, or just bought something new that I really want to try out!
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Bright or dark red.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. Um, I don’t know if I have one. I want one!
    6. Do you keep a journal? Yes, though I write in spurts and then neglect it for months.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Sephora All Over Shadow Brush
    8. Last time you jumped rope? A couple weeks ago in kickboxing class. Harder than I remember!
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Extremely light. All kinds of things wake me up.
    10. Weekly goals: Get organized, and clean my apartment!
    larie recently posted … Zoya Casey- Is It Worth It

  14. Leah says:

    Karen,
    I know what you mean! I read Game of Thrones (you should totalyl read the books) years ago when it first came out and I was in high school. That scene in the book was so unbelieveable! I kept thinking “No, no way they’re going to do it. No way… Oh, they did.” I’m glad you’re enjoying the show! They’ve done a great job with it.
    Leah

    • Karen says:

      Hi Leah,

      Did you read all the books in the series? I’m about a quarter of the way through the first one. I’m really enjoying it so far — it really helps to fill in the pieces of the story that I didn’t quite understand.

      Oh, and I’m still reeling from that scene. :( All I have to say is something good needs to happen to TEAM STARK soon.

      • *jen says:

        I have been told not to get attached to ANY character. After last night… Whew! :-O

      • Leah says:

        Karen,
        I have read them all. My Hubs and I are rereading them now as well since the last one came out about 5 years ago. The next book is finally out in July and it’s like Harry Potter… you don’t want to have forgotten everything when you read the new book. Enjoy!
        Leah

  15. Christina says:

    1. Mood: At peace, because summer has officially started and I am at home with the fam-fam :)

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Technically, yes, but it was before my time. It was part of this old school sound system but since I had cassettes (which were all the rage at that time) I would put little toys on the record player and watch them go ’round and ’round!

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Definitely wing it. Sometimes if I see a tutorial I particularly like I’ll plan my look around it but I’m a very spur of the moment kind of girl when it comes to make-up :)

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? MAC Russian Red, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge, ooooor MAC Fusion Pink :) They make me feel spunky :P

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I just got this new gorgeous coral maxi dress (http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=556501&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results). It’s the most beautiful summer dress I’ve ever gotten! I just wore it to my best friend’s birthday party (she has the same birthday as you, Karen! ^_^)

    6. Do you keep a journal? I used to but I haven’t written in a long time. I tried to keep a personal blog since I’m always online but school keeps me swamped unfortunately. Hopefully, I’ll feel more creative over the summer…

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? The MAC 188! I love to use it for cream blushes and for my more pigmented powder blushes! (Make Up For Ever Cream Blush in First Kiss + MAC Cheek Powder in My Paradise = <3 )

    8. Last time you jumped rope? Gosh…. maybe elementary school or middle school? XD

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Depending on how tired I am, I can sleep through almost everything except my alarm clock (I am deathly afraid of sleeping through my alarm when I have a test that day). But, for the most part, it doesn't take a lot to wake me up… one time a bird chirping outside my window woke me up at 3 am XD

    10. Weekly goals: Kick back and relax before summer school starts and to play around with my make-up stash :) Oh! And get back into my art and drawing… it's been so long!

  16. Saffron says:

    1. Mood:
    Not bad!

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    No, I am sooo uncool about music.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    I often don’t know what I’m going to be doing when I start applying it, much less later in the week! This weekend I’m in a parade and I’m still not sure what I’ll be doing – either a facepainted mask with poppies, or a simple yellow eye with purple lips.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    omg typo red! ;) This reminds me that I just committed an entire project to a versioning repository and typoed “fist” instead of “first” – and it’s not revertible. Every single file now reads “Fist commit” next to it, indelibly. I’m dying laughing at myself right now…

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    Me + dresses = surefire public indecency arrest. I have a variety of very short dresses I wear over leggings or pants, but I definitely don’t do the summer dress thing.

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    Nope! Unless it’s got some specific therapeutic goal I just don’t like to track what I’m reflecting on, I still harbor the troubled youth idea that folks can use my inner thoughts against me. Which doesn’t explain why I spill my guts about everything at the drop of a hat lol!

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    I just bought mac’s 209 to replace my constantly flaking kashuk liner brushes (definitely not a good choice in the kashuk line) – LOVE IT.

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    I was never good at it, and now that I’ve had a stroke I don’t think I could!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    The lightest – these days I sleep with a mask and earplugs and sometimes medical assistance.

    10. Weekly goals: Mostly employment related, and I have some studying to do, and saturday there’s the solstice parade for which I am bodypainting two attractive nude young men (I suffer!). Keep the house clean, work out, the usual maintenance stuff!

  17. JadeLovezMoviesx says:

    1. Mood:

    Content (: omnom’d a burger :D

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?

    Nope.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?

    Usually I have the same look for one week then change it the next, so yeah. I do plan my looks :D

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?

    This gorgeous hot pink from Maybelline, I don’t know the name as I managed to lose the cover ¬.¬

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.

    This lush floral, knee length strapless dress from Quiz. It’s pinky with grey and earthy flecks of colour. I <3 pairing it with a necklace that goes exactly :D

    6. Do you keep a journal?

    Tried it – I got bored :P

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?

    I would say Ruby and Millie's 'Eye Defining' brush. Lovely with my Maybelline 24hr Gelliner (:

    8. Last time you jumped rope?

    A year or so ago? :L

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?

    Medium I guess. Not light enough to constantly be waking up at an owl hooting but not so heavy my alarm doesn't wake me up (:

    10. Weekly goals:

    Actually be not sincere :L I'm like, super quiet :O Oh, and find out why my eye makeup smudges! I've changed mascara, eyeliner, concealer….. I have a feeling it has something to do with my concealer, because it started when I bought my MAC Studio Finish Concealer, but it still hasn't stopped once I switched to MAC Studio Fix Concealer ):

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jade,

      Do you have a colorless primer? You could always try layering a little beneath your concealer. That might help. Also, maybe try setting it with a powder (I like the MAC Careblends).

  18. Jen K says:

    New-ish follower, first time commenter :) I’m really enjoying your site!

    1.Mood: Not bad for a Monday.

    2.Have you ever owned a record player? Oh yes, I can remember rocking out to Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall & Thriller records when I was a kid.

    3.Do you plan your makeup looks at the start of each week, or just wing it? Wing it for sure. Depends on how much time I have in the morning.

    4.Can you think of a lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? A sparkly bright pink gloss that I got pretty recently.

    5.Describe your favorite summertime dress. I’m not much of a dress wearer, but I have this grey tank dress that is a good pool dress. It’s very plain.

    6.Do you keep a journal? No, I’m too boring to write!

    7.Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Yes, it’s just an basic eye shadow brush that I use for my powdered concealor.

    8.Last time you jumped rope? Oh God, 20 years ago???

    9.Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Light for sure. I have a hard time sleeping.

    10.Weekly goals: I’d like to tackle my spare room this weekend. It’s so hot here though, I’d rater not do ANYTHING!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen K,

      It’s nice to meet you! :) Glad you decided to come by and say hello.

      BTW… I have Off the Wall on vinyl around here somewhere (I think it’s with my Like a Virgin album).

  19. Megan says:

    Oh man…I’m not watching GoT (no HBO, waiting for Netflix), but I saw the internet explode this morning with “holy crap, I can’t believe it” comments and I knew exactly what you’d just seen. Re-lived the gut-punch feeling all over again. Even so–it only gets better.

    1. Mood: Freakin’ accomplished. Clean house, laundry well underway, dinner planned for all week.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Yep, and it’s still somewhere. An old Fisher Price I used to listen to Cookie Monster on. C is for cookie, and that’s good enough for me.
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Winged. I know on Wednesdays I’m only wearing a little, since my day ends in volleyball, but that’s it.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Not so much any–I’m more of an eyes girl.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I have a deep blue halter dress, with a swingy skirt, from j.crew. A little dressy, but oh, do I love it.
    6. Do you keep a journal? Nope. Well, a little one for my son.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? I wish I could say my Sephora Professionel #55–the airbrush foundation one that I use for foundation, blush, and powder amazingly…but it’s still the MAC 263. Best eyebrow brush, ever. Ever ever.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? In an effort to exercise while at my office job, 3 years ago, in the parking lot of my company, on lunch break. I neglected to note that people could see me out the many windows, and I was known as “Jump-Rope Girl” for a few days.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Um…I think I tune out a few things. I need earplugs to block out the husband’s snoring, but I don’t hear him get ready in the morning at all. And if little Tommy makes a peep, I’m instantly awake.
    10. Weekly goals: Make all the dinners I planned! Resist going to the Bobbi Brown counter to try out the metallic eyeshadows.

  20. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Still a wee sleepy. Need to wake up a bit more so I can go get my bangs trimmed before bowling! Bowling + long bangs = not good!

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    No. I was a child of the 90s so no record player.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    People plan their makeup looks for the week? SERIOUSLY? I just do whatever I feel like doing that day!

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Stila lip glaze in Fruit Punch and Passionfruit.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    It pulls over my head, it’s casual, it’s cotton and it’s loose. Basically describes all three of my dresses. :) Ha ha ha ha ha. I pretty much live in my dresses when it’s hot out.

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    Yes, but I don’t write in it enough.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    A fluffy blending brush from Smashbrush. Good for everything practically.

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    Many, many, MANY years ago. I was 14. I need to get myself a new jumping rope because I love jumping rope.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    Very, very light sleeper. I’m what my psychiatrist calls a “superficial” sleeper. I never actually REM until 30-40 minutes before I sleep. So, no, I don’t actually “sleep” according to psychological dictionaries. If I don’t take my medicine, I’m up at the lightest sound and/or every two hours all night long. Yes, I NEED MY MEDICINE.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Go bowling tonight with the other “disabled” kids.
    Bathe the dog….seriously.
    Get bangs trimmed.

    • Karen says:

      Have fun bowling tonight, and give Z a hug for me. :)

      • Kate & Zena says:

        I tried, but I had a little, “What the h*** do you think you’re doing?” at bowling today. In other words, I got very, very VERY p.o’d. I don’t exactly do well when people take my turn during bowling (and someone did). I went huffing and puffing stomping my bowling shoed feet over to my mom and took it out on my Hello Kitty coloring book. My mom asked if I got another pair of gutters (I got a lot of gutter balls. High score of 80 today!), but I had my little fit of, “Someone took my turn.” (insert whiny voice)

        Zena’s being a bit bratty; she sends you a knock on the head with her blue tennis ball (which hurt, by the way.) I’d give you the scratches as well, but those were purely my fault. :)

  21. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good! Got a lot I want to get done this week and I’m raring to go. :)

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? I’m like you – we had one of those plastic ones as a kid, but that’s it. My dad was with the times and went tape deck by the time I was born. ;)

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Nope, it’s whatever I feel like that day!

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Bright red. I have a lip gloss from Aveda that’s pretty awesome.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. One that’s lightweight cotton and I can wear a regular bra with. Those are my basic requirements! :)

    6. Do you keep a journal? On and off. I bought a page-a-day Moleskine for this year but lately I really haven’t felt like writing much. I do keep track of migraine symptoms regularly though.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? My Bobbi Brown bronzer brush. The perfect application every time!

    8. Last time you jumped rope? Oooo not a clue.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Super light. I’m my mother’s daughter!

    10. Weekly goals: A few meetings, put together a client contract, work on processing shelter dog photos.

    • Karen says:

      LOL, my very first car — a ’95 Honda Civic — had a tape deck in it. I still have the tapes that I used to play floating around here somewhere.

  22. Liz in Paris says:

    1. Mood: Great, today was a public hol here for Whitsun
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Yes… showing my age here, right? :-)
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing it
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Currently Revlon Amethyst Shell, a gorgeous pink
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I’m more of a jeans type myself & not into dresses that much
    6. Do you keep a journal? No
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Eco Tools concealer brush
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Decades ago!
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Like you, I used to be able to sleep through anything but I sleep much more lightly now
    10. Weekly goals: Prepare for biz trip abroad, get ongoing projects finished

  23. Suri says:

    1. Mood: tired and disappointed. The state exam scores came in and my kids did horrible.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Not one of my own but my parents did.
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Totally wing it. For work I barely do anything different than the neutral eye, cheeks and lips.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? red!
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. a-line tank dress.
    6. Do you keep a journal? Yes but I only write in it when I’m super upset and alone.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? my stippling brush from coastal scents.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? maybe 2 years? I have one in the trunk of my car and I used to use it when I went to walk in the park.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? light.
    10. Weekly goals: work out 3xs a week, clean up my classroom for the end of the year and get enough sleep.

  24. Dee says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Didn’t get much sleep last night. Too many dreams.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? My parents had one when I was growing up.
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing it.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? I’m still trying to figure it out. I’m just getting back into wearing makeup everyday, since I’m a stay-at-home mom
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I.N.C maxidress in coral and gray
    6. Do you keep a journal? Yes. I attempt to write in it every morning.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Don’t have a favorite yet.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? I don’t recall, but I’m pretty sure it’s been many years.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I’m a very light sleeper. I can hear a pin drop.
    10. Weekly goals My goals this week are to get back to my normal exercise routine and write more.

    Btw, on the subject of Game of Thrones. I can’t believe that happened. Eddard is my man.:-) He has such a good heart and is so honorable. Last night was full of surprises. The situation with Drogo doesn’t look promising. I’m sure the witch has an agenda. Would love to hear what you think.

  25. Amanda G says:

    Mood:
    Grouchy but improving. My brother ditched me yesterday at the last minute to hang out with his girlfriend instead. I had myself a spa day instead but mostly I’ve been bored to death. I’m actually looking forward to going in to work again tomorrow!

    Have you ever owned a record player?
    Absolutely! I’m not sure if my parents still have it, but we actually legit used to listen to records when I was a kid, and that was in the 90s!

    Do you plan your makeup looks at the start of each week, or just wing it?
    I almost always wing it, unless there’s a special event or something

    Can you think of a lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Lancome Passion Fruit, which I found among my mom’s old 80s makeup and which got me four (FOUR!) complements just today!

    Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    Light and fluffy pale yellow MaxStudio dress I picked up at TJMaxx for cheap.

    Do you keep a journal?
    No

    Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    Erm…. actually my ELF blush/bronzer brush. Far superior to my higher-end ones!

    Last time you jumped rope?
    Not sure, really. I’m not positive I’ve even jumped rope at all since middleschool.

    Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    HEAVY sleeper. I sleep through earthquakes, fire alarms, and often my own alarm clock.

    Weekly goals:
    Keep my room neat and clean, pass my barista certification with flying colors, and enjoy the sunshine!

  26. 1. Mood: Happy!
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Yes, way back in the day.
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Both…depends on what’s happening that day.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Tarte LipSurgence in Enchanted…just the name makes me feel spicy.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. Something light and airy, completely feminine with an amazing silhouette and color.
    6. Do you keep a journal? Yes.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? EcoTools Bamboo Blush Brush
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Maybe 6 months ago…maybe ; )…
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Heavy.
    10. Weekly goals: Cross everything off my checklist each day, laugh a lot, enjoy the small moments, and try some of my new organic beauty products.

  27. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Comme ci, comme ça… asi asi… it’s been a day like that.

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?: Yes! Still use it.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?: I pretty much keep my look similar day to day.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?: Guerlain Rouge G in 22 (can’t remember the name!) I always sample it when I go into Sephora, but am not crazy about the formula or the packaging.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.: Black and white floral print with yellow straps and trim along the hem!

    6. Do you keep a journal? Nope

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?: Don’t use makeup brushes

    8. Last time you jumped rope?: can’t remember!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?: heavy

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my painting my room!

  28. Cacau says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired and hungry. I had insomnia, need to write some papers to college and haven’t eaten dinner yet.

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    Yup. Used to watch Jurassic Park all the time.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    Wing it. I study from lunch time until late night, who the hell has time for planning?

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Dark red, burgundry, plum… dark colors! :)

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    I don’t have one! Hahaha! I rarely wear dresses…. Hm, I have a skirt covered with colorful skulls and it’s my favorite skirt for summer. Does it count?

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    I’ve used to keep an online one filled with poetry and such, but I kinda stopped posting.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    Blush brush I guess… I don’t have many :/

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    I always sucked at it…. Hm…. 10 years ago?

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    Light. Still, I’ve been so tired that I’m becoming a heavy sleeper. But I have lots of problems sleeping anyway! ugh! x.x

    10. Weekly goals:
    a) Recieve my Inglot package that is stuck at brazilian customs for more than 2 weeks
    b) Finish everything I’ve got to do for college and finally get my well deserved vacation! :D
    c) Get back to Karate!
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  29. Marika says:

    All I can say (as someone who has read the books) is don’t get too attached to characters in Game of Thrones! I can’t tell you how many times Mr. Martin has made me tear up in rage. However, it is refreshing to see an author (esp. a fantasy author) move away from that old formula where the heroes never die.

  30. Evelyn says:

    That ending was insane. I did not see that coming, and I was hoping it was a nightmare that he was having… No one is safe… Looove that show!

  31. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: A little bit bored, but it’s Summer vacation, so that’s a good thing!

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Yep! Gosh, I can’t remember the brand, but it was brown and orange, and we played those little records on it all the time in the mid 80′s!

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing it!

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Urban Decay’s “Gash”, the perfect red!

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I don’t wear a lot of dresses, but I plan on starting, so I don’t have a current favorite.

    6. Do you keep a journal? I do! Since I was 16. I need to write a little more often, but when I do write, I write pages and pages of thoughts and happenings.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? I don’t use fancy brushes, I should probably remedy that!

    8. Last time you jumped rope? I’ve got an 8 year old and a 5 year old, there’s a lot of jumping rope in my life!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Kind of in the middle, as long as it’s dark. If there is light, then I’m a very light sleeper and can get jumpy if woken up.

    10. Weekly goals: Exercise 4-6 times this week, try a Indian Dal recipe, keep up with giving up shampoo (trying the baking soda/apple cider vinegar trick), hit the lake with the kids a couple of times!

  32. Neetha says:

    1. Mood: Sad :(
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? No
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? No
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Hmm…. No Idea
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. Anything in white and floral prints
    6. Do you keep a journal? No
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? MAC 219
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Maybe in school – that was years ago..
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Light Sleeper
    10. Weekly goals: Plenty of things to do – :(

  33. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I was sick over the weekend and I hurt inside.
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? What do you think? I’m 56. hahaaaaa
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Wing it. I plan after I know what I’m wearing.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Revlon Moondrops Orange Flip
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. A tribal Maxi. Bright colors and fun to wear.
    6. Do you keep a journal? A food journal.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Any of my Bobbi Brown brushes. I love them.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? I can’t remember.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Very heavy.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat well, exercise and re- cover some chairs with some gorgeous fabric.

  34. Danielle says:

    Mood:
    Tired and ill :( don’t think my dinner sat too well with me this evening.

    Have you ever owned a record player?
    Yes! I had a strawberry shortcake record player in the late 80′s.

    Do you plan your makeup looks at the start of each week, or just wing it?
    It’s pretty much the same every day. I vary my eye shadow daily, that’s about it.

    Can you think of a lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    I’m not a lipstick fan. Benefit’s Lady’s Choice is as daring as i get! (it’s nude, haha)

    Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    An emerald green cotton dress from Delia’s that feels soft like a night shirt. I LOVE it!!

    Do you keep a journal?
    Not since middle school.

    Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    angled shadow brush from Ulta

    Last time you jumped rope?
    Wow! No clue! early 90′s i’d guess!

    Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    EXTREMELY LIGHT! You breathe the wrong way, and i’ll hear you and wake up!

    Weekly goals:
    figure out my weekend plans!!

  35. KAREN says:

    1. Mood: pretty good… i am feeling good!
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? heck ya!!! my daddy still has one as uses it!!!
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? It all depends on the mood I am in.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Reds, corals, and plum colors.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.- hmmm… halter and flowy.
    6. Do you keep a journal? i used to… i really should now.. i love to write.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? hmmm… cannot think of one right now.
    8. Last time you jumped rope? ohmygosh… a LONG TIME… =)
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I sleep deeply, but i can wake up in an instant.
    10. Weekly goals: start taking care of myself. I am worth it! =D

    • KAREN says:

      One more thing gotta add to Weekly Goals- gotta hook my daddy up for father’s day and his birthday is this Thursday!

  36. Elle says:

    Mood:
    Ridiculously happy.

    Have you ever owned a record player?
    My parents did, but I never owned one myself.

    Do you plan your makeup looks at the start of each week, or just wing it?
    I usually wing it. I’m kind of in a rut lately so I need to shake things up a bit (and get up a wee bit earlier to allow myself the time to do so!)

    Can you think of a lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Lately, MAC’s Hibiscus. Wish I bought 20 tubes of this one…

    Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    I have this red MaxStudio dress that I absolutely love. It goes with everything but I love it under a dark denim jacket with really high heels.

    Do you keep a journal?
    I haven’t in years, sadly.

    Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    The MAC 224 thanks to you Karen.

    Last time you jumped rope?
    Last week at boxing class. I’m getting better, but I’m not quite Marky Mark in “The Fighter” just yet.

    Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    When my dog was sick years ago and had incontinence problems I could wake up at the slightest whine from her because she hated peeing on her bed. I’m still a light sleeper because of her even though she’s in the big dog park in the sky.

    Weekly goals:
    Find a father’s day gift and a gift for my new boy’s sister, run at least 3x, get caught up on ALL of my work, and make something with lots of chocolate in it :)

  37. Heidi says:

    Welcome back, Karen! Glad you had a great time!

    1. Mood:

    Tired. I had two long days this weekend and then today had to run a bunch of errands that I usually do on the weekend.

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?

    Oh, yeah. I didn’t switch over to CDs until the early 90s.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?

    I usually wing it, although if I buy something new that I’m dying to try out I’ll figure out what I would wear with it.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?

    Dior’s Rouge Pur Couture in #17. It’s a super vibrant coral and between knowing I’ve got a luxury brand on my lips and it being really BRIGHT, it ups my confidence level significantly.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.

    I like gauzy fabrics in soft floral prints or pastels.

    6. Do you keep a journal?

    No. I always feel like I should and never get around to it.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?

    I’m not sure what it’s called but it’s from Bare Escentuals and it’s a got a dense stiff shadow brush on one end, perfect for packing on color, and a very small stiff brush on the other end that I use for applying a smokey, smudgy shadow as a liner. It’s my go-to when I’m in a hurry.

    8. Last time you jumped rope?

    Never.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?

    It takes me awhile to fall asleep but once I do, I’m out!

    10. Weekly goals:

    I’m going to be teaching a friend to use a special computer program he has installed on his computer that makes it possible for the visually impaired to perform all the usual computer functions, so I guess I’d better learn it so I can teach it! It’s exciting that such a thing exists and I think it will really help him.

    • Heidi says:

      Sorry, the lipstick is from YSL, not Dior. Duh!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Thanks for the warm welcome back! Vacation was a blast. :) I hope someday to be able to go back to Vancouver, as it’s a lovely city (reminds me a lot of a mellower San Francisco).

      Your record collection must be KILLER. What’s your most prized record?

      Give Missy a cheek rub for me!

      • Heidi says:

        Most prized would probably be my copy of Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life.

        I just gave Missy your cheek rub. She’s currently curled up on my lap. She purred her response!

  38. Jessica Leigh says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty happy – just a little sleepy

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    Yes! I love listening to records. I actually buy more records now that mp3s because new records come with digital downloads and, with older records, you can upload it to your computer.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    Usually wing it – I plan my outfits and dinners for the week ahead though.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    I just got Chanel rouge noir and it makes me feel pretty darn spicy :)

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    Boat neck, nipped at the waist and a fuller skirt – a bit vintage, but suitable for all kinds of outings.

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    Not anymore. Whenever I looked back on what I wrote I felt embarrassed and usually ended up shredding it.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    Probably a 217. I don’t know what I ever did without it!

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    Last month in the garage of my apartment building. It’s good exercise!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    Extremely light!

    10. Weekly goals:
    I have to work a lot this week – tons of overtime. So when I am not working I am going to relax as much as possible.

    • Karen says:

      That’s so cool that you still listen to records! I wish I could find mine; when I moved last year I lost track of them. They’re in a box around here somewhere.

      I love the 217, too, btw. Do you ever use it in the crease? That’s my favorite way to work it.

  39. BeautyMaven says:

    1. Mood:
    Giddy! I’m so silly happy right now. Had a fantastic weekend full of good times and friends. =)

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    Nope I’m not that hipster. ;)

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    Wing it! It’s actually mostly based on what I see on the blogs I look at every morning, haha.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Maybelline’s Pinkalicious! A fun coraly pink~

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    I love the old school fit-n-flare dresses, like from Mad Men. So girly!

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    I try.. but fail.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    My double-ended concealer/foundation brush I got at Forever21– who knew?!

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    About an hour ago with Jillian Michaels, haha!

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    I used to think light, but I think it goes like this: Light while I’m falling asleep (about 30 min) then heavy ONCE I’m asleep.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Do Jillian every day, eat super healthy, and do some self-tanner to prepare for a big weekend. Oh, and maybe decide what Master’s I want to get. That should probably be my priority..
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  40. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: Slightly dizzy… I have an exam today, and I haven’t slept… (advanced syntax in English… eeeeek)
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? I remember one from my early childhood, but maybe I’m just making it up, I don’t know.
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? Even if I plan it, it’s at most 1 day before (OK, for bigger upcoming occasions like graduation or wedding I would plan it better in advance…). I usually just wing it… depending on my mood, usually.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Rimmel’s Coral Chic-when I’m tan. Otherwise, Rimmel’s Burning Desire (a bit blotted down, that is :P)
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. It’s kind of indie-ish, but still really stylish A-line short-sleeved black and white chequered dress frtm H&M, especially with thin black tights and black heels… it’s perfect, because it’s casual enough to wear it to a café, but still elegant enough to wear to a theatre, and if it’s a bit more chilly, I always can put on a nice black blazer.
    6. Do you keep a journal? I write a me-blog. Before that, I used to. As for an agenda, I do, too, but I could be more precise and stuff… I usually just end up doodling and writing poems in it than actually writing in the info and the dates…
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? It’s a no-name angled eyeliner brush… it just fits my eyeline so perfectly!
    8. Last tme you jumped rope? I can’t remember exactly (and couldn’t remember it to save my life :P)… it was probably in a P.E. lesson in high scool… I’m gessing 10th or 11th graaaaade mayyyybeee???…
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? I used to have a problematic phase, but now I’m quite a light sleeper, fortunately… I mean, when I can sleep in a bed. I literally cannot sleep (or if I do, only after struggling for a looooong time, like one and a half days or two in ‘coma’) in any place that isn’t a bed… like vehicles (no matter they are moving or not) or the terminal at an airport or at the beach…
    10. Plans for this week: that stinkin’ exam today… thennnn, theatre ticket buying (AND going to the theatre, if everything’ right)… a new funny Hungarial “musicalcomedy”… my mom saw it and she loved it, and she’s really critical, so I’m looking forward to it! :D), university administrative stuff. some museum going (one of my dad’s friend is the deputy head at a really prominent museum here, and with his daughter, I’m quite in a good relationship, so I was promised that I could sneak in with her for free… and this exhibition is really something I’m interested in, I would even have paid for it :P-culture is an expensive thing, so I have to pass on some stuff I’d like to visit, but this I would have paid for, really, so I’m totally excited :D) and finishing The Collector from John Fowles.

  41. meibaola says:

    1. Mood: in-lovish ^_^
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? Of course! I happened to be a little girl in the 80s, ya know?
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? In practice I watch Youtube makeup tutorials in the weekend (for fun) and I plan to copy 2 or 3 looks during the week, but I don’t always manage. This particular week I am doing very well though: I did a gold and green look on Monday and a silver one today.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? Guerlain Cashmere Lip Gloss in Rose Pondichery, unfortunately LE from summer 2009. It is a liquid velvety lipstick with a matte finish. I tried it in a shop, went out and after 5 minutes was approached by some guy who asked if I was Russian: I dismissed the loser disdainfully, but I bought the lipstick alright (if it makes me look Russian…)
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. I have just bought it!!! Well, actually a week ago, but I haven’t worn it yet. It is a dark acid green with an ethnic pattern of orange and turquoise flowers. The style is long with straps and an elastic band at breast-level. Just cotton, but it looks gorgeous and fun and a statement against my olive skin :-P
    6. Do you keep a journal? Not anymore.
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? Don’t ask me to be partial to my brushes… nonono, I love them all the same ;-)
    8. Last time you jumped rope? Last summer, but I want to forget.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Normally quite heavy, but last night I woke up at 4 what the ****
    10. Weekly goals: I have a looot to do vacation-planningwise. I also want to apply for a dream-$40,000-a-year job: I’m feeling insecure and letting time run out, silly me, but tonight is the night!

  42. wendy says:

    1. Mood: exciting. I fancy a guy MUCH younger then me at the moment. :P
    2. Have you ever owned a record player? yep
    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? I plan it every night or morning for the day unless I have special occasion.
    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? GUERLAIN Automatic 168 L’heure de bleue.
    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.skinny shoulder straps and naked at back.
    6. Do you keep a journal?no
    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?NARS Ita Kabuki Brush / N°21 for contouring.
    8. Last time you jumped rope?can’t even remember.
    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?v heavy
    10. Weekly goals: get the boy!

  43. Leona says:

    1. Mood: Tired.

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? I haven’t but my mum used to be really into antiques so we did have one at home, although it was for looking at not using.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? I just wing it depending on my outfit, the weather, and where I’m going.

    4. A lipstick color that makes you feel spicy? Any reds, something like NYX Electra or Hebe (round), and bright oranges, like NYX Citrine (black label).

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. One I own? A white halterneck with large multicoloured floral print on it, lots of purples, greens and reds.

    6. Do you keep a journal? No.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? e.l.f. Crease brush. I’ve had this one for a while but am only now discovering it’s awesomeness.

    8. Last time you jumped rope? Not in years and years.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Kind of both. I have nights where I will sleep through anything, but then other nights the slightest sound out of the ordinary will wake me up.

    10. Weekly goals: Get through my exam on Thursday!
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  44. Kim says:

    I was out and about yesterday, but I definitely thought of you and the Game of Thrones ending. I knew it was coming and still found it hard to watch. It does sort of prepare you for the “no one is safe” attitude you need to have with this series. It hurts to lose one of your faves, though! :( I wasn’t sure if they’d do it (HBO) and thought there may be a chance they’d keep him around like Lafayette in TB (in contrast to the book killing him off). It would have been a completely different story if they had, though. Anyway, I hope you still like the show – I was worried that people might be like “I can’t believe it… I’m done watching”. Hopefully not. If it’s any consolation, Ned was the hardest for me. I know everyone has different favorites, but I think Ned was universally liked by fans and it was pretty shocking. Though at least it helps us all to see Joff’s true colors (if there was any doubt). :)

  45. Tierra says:

    OK, I am delurking for this one…
    I only have a few minutes so I cant do the poll, but OMG the Game of Thrones ending! Holy moly! I just love(d) Ned, I am so sad. It really got me. DH and I were like, did they really just do that!?!? Kinda hoping for it not to be real too, but I know it is. Wow. I also really like Dany (and her brutish, but lovable, horselord hubby). If they die too I’ll be heartbroken. I wont stop watching though…I am waaaay too invested now, lol. And there are so many other characters I like, or hate (!) and want to know the fate of.
    I need to start the books, I have read TONS of fantasy but for some reson never read them. But the series is SO GOOD that I dont want to ruin it by reading ahead.
    Karen – not only do you have a fantastic blog, but you have great taste in TV! :-)

  46. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired.. (It’s midnight)

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    I’ve had one, just a plain white, got it from my grandpa when I was a little kid. Can’t remember much of it.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    No, I just fit my make-up with my clothing I’m wearing that day..

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Any fuchia-ish color! Or red.. but I’m allergic to red pigment.

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    Flowerprint, colors blue, pink and yellow, length above knee, small straps..

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    Nope..

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    A very cheap one actually.. It’s a small fountdationbrush which I use for my concealer. Brand? I dunno.

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    Two years ago. I had my internship at this elemantary school and the girls in my class wanted me to jump rope with them.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    In the winter I’m definitly a heavy sleeper.. I can sleep around the clock if I want. But in the summer I’m actually a light sleeper.. I can’t sleep because of my allergies or the heat and I alway awaken when there is light outside or any noise from playing kids on the street. I don’t know what it is but in the summer I alway wake up when I hear something in the middle of the night.. something I don’t have in the winter.

    10. Weekly goals:
    School, school and school!
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  47. Nalini says:

    Ok, I know I’m super late, but I just watched a Game of Thrones today and I am outraged and heart broken!

    P.S. I am so glad that fantasy is so popular now! I have been a fantasy geek since I was little and I always thought it was something I had to hide, so it’s awesome that it’s getting so big! :D

  48. I’ve had a crazy Monday (And Tuesday), so I’ll drop by here and say hi now… since I love the poll :)

    1. Mood:
    A little tired but at the same time excited.

    2. Have you ever owned a record player?
    Definitely :D Didn’t switch to CDs until cars came equipped with CD players and the advent of computers.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it?
    I usually just wing it- after all, my makeup look consists of eyeliner and a nude lipstick/lipgloss.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy?
    Confession: I’ve only recently dipped my feet into lip colour for real, but I am currently in love with Dior Addict lipstick in 566 Taffetas

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress.
    I have a few, as I’m in a dress phase and it’s summer season here- they’re mainly cotton with a v-neck, thick shoulder straps and most likely than not tied around the waist at the back or smocked back :)

    6. Do you keep a journal?
    I love journals in their physical form- the leather-bound, brown paper type, and do own a few, but am disinclined to write in them precisely because of their beauty. I do, however, blog online when I can- http://yukaeshi.drachedja.net

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment?
    Loving The Body Shop’s retractable blush brush for applying powder on my face! It’s not only travel-friendly and more hygienic, but it’s smaller than normal big powder brushes and applies powder on my face better.

    8. Last time you jumped rope?
    When I was 15.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
    Depends. Sometimes I am a heavy sleeper, sometimes I am a light sleeper, but my family and my boyfriend claims that I am a heavy sleeper.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Settle whatever I can before going to Singapore next week, catch up on sleep, readjust my body clock, relax and enjoy!

  49. Anna says:

    Officially late…but I dont care, I have to complete the poll every week regardless ! Hows that for dedication.

    1. Mood: Not bad considering London weather is at its best….raining and grey !

    2. Have you ever owned a record player? No, not even a toy plastic one.

    3. Do you plan your makeup looks for the week or wing it? I wing it depending on what I’m wearing, where I’m going and what I have on my nails.

    4. A lipstick color that makes me you feel spicy? MAC Vegas Volt or Ruby Woowoowoo :)

    5. Describe your favorite summertime dress. Its one I picked up in Hennes a few months ago- havent worn it yet. Its a cute cream, aqua blue, coral and gold patterns sun dress-really cute. Failing that my nudey pink off shoulder T-shirt dress with a rope waist tie is pretty cute too,

    6. Do you keep a journal? I do on and off, I think I tend to write in one more when I am stressed and need to vent but not necessarily at someone.

    7. Your favorite makeup brush at the moment? MAC’s 182 kabuki….flaaaaawwwwlessss.

    8. Last time you jumped rope? umm at primary school…a good 16 years ago.

    9. Are you a heavy or a light sleeper? Depends if I’m tired- tired,even a war wont wake me……not too tired-even a ant walking past will have me shooting upright.

    10. Weekly goals: Stop snacking on granola-so so bad !! Go to pilates and get my portfolio together !

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