Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, June 15

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  1. Mood:
  2. *Almost* awake, but not quite there yet.

  3. Something you may not know about me:
  4. I have a stash of letters I’ve received from friends over the years, some of the notes more than 20 years old! I’ll dig them out when I’m feeling blue. That always helps to cheer me up. 🙂

  5. Breakfast:
  6. Two slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter.

  7. Fragrance:
  8. MAC Creations Hue in Naked Honey.

  9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  10. My left eye is still red and watering from bad allergies yesterday, so I’m skipping the eye makeup this morning. I am, however, all over the Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss in Boundless on my lips and Benefit Posie Tint on my cheeks.

  11. Skin issue:
  12. The skin around my eyes looks extra puffy, boo!

  13. I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):
  14. Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lotus (a shimmery pinkish beige) from the Les Naturels de Chanel collection.

  15. I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):
  16. Stretching, Numi Mate Lemon Green Organic Green Tea (YUM!), the chirping sounds Tabs makes first thing in the morning, the lyrics from Beth Orton’s song, Sweetest Decline.

  17. Working out today?
  18. I’d like to go for a run with El Hub when he gets home from work tonight.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Get to bed by 10 every night, try not to have a nervous breakdown, and find a new fiction book to read.

Hi, ladies. I’m slowly warming up my mental engines here… Things are off to a slow start, but I’ll get there eventually.


Touch base with me in the Monday Poll, and let me know how you’re doing. Just copy the empty list, and paste it with your answers in the comments. 🙂

Gotta love Mondays!

Le list

Something you may not know about me:
Skin issue:
I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):
I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):
Working out today?
Weekly goals:

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  1. Mood:Super Duper Extra Sleepy. I didn’t sleep good last night and then I was up early.
    Something you may not know about me:I’ve never had a Big Mac…the special sauce looks creepy.
    Breakfast:Sweet Tea, scrambled eggs and wheat toast.
    Fragrance:VS Sexy Little Things Noir
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:a bit of lip balm…i was in such a rush this morning I got nothing on.
    Skin issue:I started this new skin serum that I think is to heavy for the day.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):MAC Naked Honey Lip glasses but I can’t break off the change for them right now.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):reading books again(lol), sitting in a cool house, cookies, simple stuff.:)
    Working out today? Nope. Too hot.
    Weekly goals:Finish this book im reading.:)The older I get the slower I read.
    .-= Jamie@Rural Glamour’s last blog post… Shopping My Stash:Loreal Colour Juice vs.Wanting MAC Naked Honey Lipglasses… =-.

  2. Mood: Telecommuting, so it’s all good

    Something you may not know about me: I was SUPER into ice skating ages 10-12 and took lessons 3-4 days per week. I wanted to be in the Olympics! Then I turned into a teenager and gave it all up, sigh.

    Breakfast: A piece of sourdough with egg whites on top and some red potatoes crisped up, MMM!

    Fragrance: Nada

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada

    Skin issue: Fine lines around eyes that nothing seems to help

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Just got a new Chanel Glossmier Saturday (my first one!) and I love it

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My Kindle

    Working out today? Would have if I was at work, but probably not now

    Weekly goals: RESIST new iPhone release, celebrate 37th bday and not be depressed and get hubbie to put up clothes!
    .-= Vampy Varnisj’s last blog post… Illamasqua Nail Polish AND giveaway!! =-.

  3. redhead says:


    Tired!!! My kitty Delilah (hey there, Delilah, what’s it like in NYC? LOL!) meowed and wailed outside my bedroom door for an hour at 3 am. I let her in and then she jumped around and made LOTS of noise, then I sent her out, and then she meowed and the whole thing repeated for 2 hours!! *YAWN* Sooo tired…

    Something you may not know about me:

    I was born 3 months premature and so SICK, I almost died as a week-old infant and spent four months in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

    Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. I’m going all-out today! 😀


    The aroma from my Garnier Leave-in Conditioning Creme in my hair.


    Nothing at the moment, but I feel like a smokey navy eye, naked lips and pink cheeks.

    Skin issue:

    Giant pores and random pimples in the T-zone! I normally have lovely skin, but lately my pores are huge making my skin rough, with scattered zits on my forehead, nose, and the inner area of my cheeks near the nose.

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):

    It’s a tossup between Sugar’s Travel Tan, which is a medium-toned bronzer with gorgeous shimmer, and L’oreal’s Wear Infinite shadow quad in Out Of The Blue, which is a quad filled with four shades of BUTTERY smooth, highly pigmented, long-wearing shadows in lightly shimmered navy blue, teal-sky blue with golden green shimmer, metallic bronze and metallic copper.

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):

    My sister’s pancakes! Mine are always too spongy, but hers are delicious and fluffy.

    Working out today? Just my fingers! I have a guitar lesson at 2 o’clock.

    Weekly goals:

    Convince my parents to let me get a few MAC items from their Friends and Family Sale!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Redhead,

      LOL, maybe your sister can fork over her pancake recipe! I need one… mine always turn out terrible. They’re either too thin or too crispy!

  4. redhead says:

    Woops, I forgot the non-makeup relate I’m lovin’ it!

    Here it is, LOL!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Mist Sunblock SPF 85. It gives great protection, lasts for 3 hours, and gives me that dewy (not greasy, yay!) look all over my body. 😀

  5. cloudburst says:

    Mood: Okay, tired though.
    Something you may not know about me: I’m short (5’2″)
    Breakfast: Granny Smith apple, green tea & some type of muffin I will buy on my break
    Fragrance: Nothing
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Select Cover Concealer
    Skin issue: I broke out a few weeks ago, so I have apres pimple dark spots
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): The Naked Honey highlighters (both of them)
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Gelato & frozen yogurt in cones!
    Working out today? Probably a walk at lunch. I should really be going for a run, but I hate going back to work sweaty & gross.
    Weekly goals: Be asleep by 11:30 – my sleeping habits lately have been terrible!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cloudburst,

      You aren’t short — you’re vertically challenged. Well, that’s what I like to tell myself (I’m 5’1 sans heels).

      Did you get both of the Naked Honey highlighters?

  6. redhead says:

    Double woops, I guess I DID put the original I’m lovin it (non-makeup related) in the first place.. Wow, I SO pay attention to detail, LOL!

  7. redhead says:

    I really AM tired, hehe..

  8. ines says:

    heya karen!

    another day at the office. i just scared the office kitty away by dropping the mouse on the floor, ha ha.

    this weekend i went to visit my kitty who’s still with his mommy… he’s just running around acting crazy, totally cute.

    no time to check out the honey skin salve from MAC yet. not that i need any more lip/salve/balm thingies… but still…

    here is the usual:

    Le list
    Mood: meh. the weather is awful and my parents are driving me insane!

    Something you may not know about me: i tried numerous times to be vegetarian – it hasn’t worked yet.

    Breakfast: coffee. no time!

    Fragrance: clean ultimate – fresh, clean, musky and long lasting!

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: high beam on brow bone, clinique superbalm gloss in grapefruit, bobbi brown shimmer blush in pink sugar.

    Skin issue: sensitivity/eczema. along with the occasional clogged pore.

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): clinique superbalm glosses… a recent discovery – not sticky, shiny, a hint of color, and no weird taste. some “unflavored” glosses are awesome except for the chemical-y taste (NARS glosses, ehem. i love them but they taste weird).

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my new kitty, cha cha. absolutely adorable. can’t wait until he comes home with me!

    Working out today? yes dance practice at 8pm

    Weekly goals: sleep by midnight, wake up by 8 (work doesnt start utnil 10:30, lucky me – only catch is i’m stuck in the office until 6:30)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ines,

      I hope you’re taking a lot of pictures of Cha Cha! I’m so envious that you get to see him grow up from the kitten stage, as I would’ve loved to have known Tabs as a wee baby.

      Those Clinique Superbalms and AWESOME! Soooo moisturizing. What color did you get? I have Grapefruit.

  9. Jacks says:

    Mood: Awake and alert
    Something you may not know about me: I’m entering 4th year of my chemistry degree in September *eek*
    Breakfast: Bowl of Cheerios and 1% milk. Ho-hum
    Fragrance: Nothing lately because of the allergies 🙁 But I was wearing Lacoste’s Touch of Pink before. Very pretty
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Baby Sparks d/g. I tend not to wear anything on my face because it just ends up on my tissues when I blow my nose! Darn allergies!
    Skin issue: The mild acne on my left cheek doesn’t seem to be going away, and it’s been a few months now. Otherwise my skin is okay.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): NARS Sin blush. I wouldn’t normally pick that color (berry-gold) but it looks so natural on my skin. Oh, and bright-colored nails!
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): summer concerts, eating lunch outside when it’s sunny
    Working out today? I’ve scheduled a date with the elliptical machine tonight. Haha
    Weekly goals: Keep the fitness plan going, talk to an advisor about my fall courses, stay positive and focused

    Happy Monday Karen! Hope your week’s off to a great start 🙂

  10. ines says:

    hey karen,

    right now the lady who has cha cha’s mommy is taking a bunch for me… super nice lady that takes in stray kitties and places them in homes. they have 24 cats in a big house in the montreal suburbs.

    i have the clinique superbalms in grapefruit and apricot. been using grapefruit every day for the past 2 weeks – only thing is i wish it had sunscreen like the long-last glosswear (which i also love and have in bamboo pink and cabana crush). not a big deal – sitting in an office for the whole day anyway, and i can just layer some spf lip balm underneath. do you have any recommendations for spf lip balm?

    i’ve been sticking to using MAC lip conditioner SPF 15

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ines,

      I’ve been using MAC tinted lip conditioner lately, too. 🙂 I also keep a bunch of Soft Lips balms all over the place! They SPF 20 — cherry is my favorite flavor.

      I was at Target this weekend and was totally checking out the cat towers! I can’t wait to get Tabs one when we move. Do you have all of Cha Cha’s stuff all ready to go for when he moves in with you?

  11. Jacks says:

    Hey Karen,

    No unfortunately this won’t be my last year; I decided to take a co-op option so that delays grad by a year. I’ve been working at a lab since January. But after I graduate…who knows? I’m still young and there’s so much to do! Maybe I’ll switch it up and try something more artistic, like cosmetology or photography!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jacks,

      Oh cool. What do you do in the lab? I barely remember anything from my chemistry years (I majored in bio), but I do remember titrating the HELL out of stuff in lab, LOL!

  12. Kailey says:

    Mood: content
    Something you may not know about me: I live to succeed
    Breakfast: banana nut muffin
    Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: Bobbi Brown Shadows in Penny and Washed Rose, Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara, Navy Blue Organic Liner on Waterline. Lips: Body Shop Lip Stan. Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Blush in gaah i forget the name xD
    Skin issue: I hatehatehate my combination skin. Its PERFECT on my cheeks and such but oily (yet clear) around my nose/chin.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara (thankies Karen).
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My diet. Its working! So Cal Bikini Season, here I comeeee!
    Working out today? yep. mile walk and sit ups.
    Weekly goals: Have fun babysitting on Wednesday =]

  13. ines says:

    yes cats do go crazy for the cat towers… make sure you get him one with SISAL posts, not carpet, or he’ll think the other carpet in your house is fair game for scratching.

    i don’t like the taste of the softlips balms… it has as weird metholatum-y taste to it.

    i’ve been thinking of getting nivea spf 30, although i have no idea what that tastes like either.

    the lady is giving me a bunch of kitty stuff, which is included in the adoption fee (bowl, bag of kitty food, blanket from old bed etc.), but i’ll be buying a cat tower and all of that soon, in a couple weeks. tabs will probably like one with lots of lookout towers since he likes playing pirate kitty.

    cha cha is still very little, so i may have to keep all the toilet lids and stuff closed for a while – a bother but it’s better than having a kitty stuck in the toilet while i’m at work. when i get him i will definitely take photos – along with that VERY VERY OVERDUE post on lip colors… he could be a guest mascot for a day or something 😀

  14. wendy says:

    Mood: just fine
    Something you may not know about me:I have two guinea pigs calles marie and toulouse 🙂
    Breakfast: cereals and yoghurt
    Fragrance: elladean bodymist with my own name 🙂
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:BB brights palette orange colors / rosebud and enough said blush
    Skin issue: none
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): upcomming collections
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): hugging my children
    Working out today? nope
    Weekly goals: buy some books for my holiday

  15. Tracy says:

    Mood:slighly bummed
    Something you may not know about me:I want to learn to play the Fiddle.
    Breakfast:Mocha and two slices multi grain toast, the usual
    Fragrance:Bella by MK
    Skin issue:out of favorite moisturizer,skin is rebeling
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):Ed Hardy shimmer body lotion I put on after shaving legs last night, my jammy pants still smell wonderful this am!
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):Business is booming!
    Working out today?Never
    Weekly goals:Get organized at work, to fill in for others on vaca next week.

  16. YadiQ says:

    Mood: aggravated – why are cats so insane sometimes

    Something you may not know about me: i am an organizational freak and a perfectionist

    Breakfast: quaker weight smart oatmeal

    Fragrance: bath and body works cucumber melon

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing yet been too lazy these days though i have stila percious perals palette in my bag

    Skin issue: been having horrible cystic breakouts leaving me with hyperpigmentation BOO!

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): clarins mascara this may be my HG!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): so you think you can dance choreographers tabitha and napoleon! they are awesome !

    Working out today? yes cardio ~ goal 1 mile without stopping – i am a terrible runner

    Weekly goals: try to stay positive despite issues at work, try to clear up my face get fathers day gifts and teach jasmine not to spill over her cat litter box yes thats what i woke up to today ! thank god i had just cleaned out her box last night uggh

  17. shivotra says:

    Mood: Calm and centered.
    Something you may not know about me: I am in my last year of university doing economics 🙂
    Breakfast: tea with raisins.
    Fragrance: none.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Urban decay 24/7 in zero, MAC lipglass in rich and ripe, MAC blush in peachykeen
    Skin issue: weird breakouts – i have always had clear skin!
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): queen bee lipglass.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): the lack of snow in canada 🙂
    Working out today? I have a dance class and I may or may not go 🙂
    Weekly goals: Write, write write!

  18. Rachel says:

    Le list

    Mood: Sore, tired, not looking forward to an appointment at 2, *but* otherwise, in a good mood lol.
    Something you may not know about me: I had 5 wisdom teeth removed, not the usual 4, when I had dental surgery. It was a rare fluke. Yes, I am an alien.
    Breakfast: I ate Cheerios with cherries on the side. I had iced coffee with cream and Equal.
    Fragrance: bodycology brown sugar vanilla body mist
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: jane hi-fiber clear mascara 2 coats or so on curled lashes. I had the shimmery beige lip gloss from Clarins Summer Fever palette on earlier. It doesn’t feel like it’s so on any more. Not wearing any blush.
    Skin issue: I have two pimples on by my left eyebrow from having Aunt Flo’. Additionally, I perpetually have blackheads. Also, if I use my Rx face wash too much, I get dry patches by my mouth. Yep, dis is why I’m hot.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): my eyelash curler
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my new razor
    Working out today? I actually did. I walked to the post office. It’s a long walk.
    Weekly goals: Hang up these damn clothes off my ottoman.

  19. It’s gonna be pretty low key. We are going to Rutherford Grill up in Napa on Saturday for lunch and hopefully, if it’s sunny, go on a photo shoot 🙂
    .-= Vampy Varnisj’s last blog post… Illamasqua Nail Polish AND giveaway!! =-.

  20. Jenni says:

    Mood: Cranky, its Monday and I’m at work

    Something you may not know about me: I’m guessing you don’t know anything about me! LOL

    Breakfast: Weekly Monday splurge – McD’s – hashbrown, cinnamon thingys (addictive), Hi-C orange!

    Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Stila trio in browns, MAC Rich Ground e/l, Maybelline Colossal Mascara

    Skin issue: ACNE! and really, really dark circles 🙁

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Lieole BB Cream!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Saltwater Taffy

    Working out today? Probably taking the dog to the park after work

    Weekly goals: Get to work on time (that would be amazing!), don’t spend any money on makeup (starting NOW cause I just placed an order this morning LOL)
    .-= Jenni’s last blog post… Better Late Than Never, I Guess =-.

  21. maryjane says:

    Mood: hyper and bored at work with nothing to do!!
    Something you may not know about me: I’m going to write a book??
    Breakfast: Granola mix from a local bakery! so good!
    Fragrance: bond no. 9 Union Square
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: eyes- MAC case study, Chanel Liberty, Chanel Safari, Laura Mercier liner in Amethyst, and Maybeline Colassal (After I graduated and had to start paying for my own makeup I decided I didn’t really NEED Chanel Exceptional 😉 haha)/ Lips- CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain and LipFushion XL/ Cheeks- Chanel Orchid Rose
    Skin issue:umm does frightened of wrinkles count?
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Chanel Django polish
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Being healthy with the ones I love
    Working out today? hahahahah
    Weekly goals: To make a brochure that I said was done- whoops! I’ve hardly started!
    .-= maryjane’s last blog post… Forget having a good memory =-.

  22. Alison says:

    Mood: Happy my OH is back from his friends bachelor party this weekend, I missed him!

    Something you may not know about me:I had a kidney removed when I was 9 years old

    Breakfast: Toast

    Fragrance: Clinique Happy

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Dior quint in ingognito/Chanel Aqualumiere in Freeze/Nars Orgasm

    Skin issue: A spot thats clearing up on my forhead, I usually don’t suffer much with them

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Chanel Rouge Allure in Tender, a really pretty nude colour and the best formula lipstick I have ever used, so moisturising.

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): The weather being so sunny and warm here, it makes the view of the sea from my bedroom window even better and always puts me in a good mood.

    Working out today? Just some crunches, push ups etc.

    Weekly goals: Keep going with the dissertation and the exercise, naerly there now!

  23. Mikele says:

    Mood: Excited about summer… Monday, not so much. lol

    Something you may not know about me: I’m 28 but I look 21/22.. Friday night someone told my best friend and I to “Keep our grades up!” I HAVE A MORTGAGE MAN!!

    Breakfast: Cherry Yoplait yogurt and water

    Fragrance: Nada

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada

    Skin issue: My skin gets oily fast and when I do break out it lasts TOO long!

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): My Prescriptives foundation

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): The fact that I have a busy schedule this summer!

    Working out today? no. lol

    Weekly goals: LAUNDRY! ALL OF IT!


  24. tatiana says:

    Mood: blue
    Something you may not know about me: I have big feet
    Breakfast: choc. chip waffle & caramel machiatto
    Fragrance: Very Irresistable by Givenchy
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: some Soba, Mulch, Satin Taupe, Blacktrack/Creme in Your Coffee/Stila Convertible Color in Poppy (i think)
    Skin issue: huge zits leaving scars
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Taupe lipstick by NYX
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Anthony’s Cookies in SF
    Working out today? not today
    Weekly goals: keep your head up

  25. Gracie says:

    Le List:

    Really frickin tired, I just drove home from the beach. But nonetheless happy 🙂

    Something You May Not Know About Me:
    Well…do you know *anything* about me? LOL…

    Waffles, eggs and bacon, yum 😀

    None right now, but I wear Ralph Rocks like always.

    Nada, I’m not going anywhere today

    Skin Issues:
    ACNE!!! Blech, my hormones are still outta wack, and my face is zit central!

    I’m Lovin It! (makeup related):
    Wearing only concealer and powder! Yay me!

    I’m Lovin It (non makeup related):
    Laying on the beach (it was SO nice, unusual for the beachs near me)

    Working out today?
    Nope 🙂

    Weekly goals:
    Hmmm…make money then spend it on the MAC friends and family sale

  26. Elle says:

    Weirdly happy

    Something you may not know about me:
    I’d totally marry Conan O’Brien if he wasn’t already taken…

    Half a chocolate chip bagel with honey walnut cream cheese

    Burberry Summer

    MAC e/s in Shale and Purple Haze, MAC l/s in Mellow Mood, and MAC blush in Light over Dark

    Skin issue:
    I’m breaking out on my left side. Grr.

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):
    Everything from Naked Honey

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):
    Sushi and sake, geeky math boys, and how my dog loves the hair dryer after her baths now

    Working out today?
    Just my usual stroll with the dog

    Weekly goals:
    Buy a new TV and try to get more sleep!

  27. Cindyrella says:

    Mood: Tired, only got about 4 hrs sleep every night this weekend
    Something you may not know about me: I can imitate accents
    Breakfast: noting, I know that was bad
    Fragrance: BBW White Citrus–nice
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Chanel Vanities quad, LM blush, Chanel Rose Blossom RA
    Skin issue: sun spots–bleh
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Olay ProX
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My Almond Joy Steamer
    Working out today? I should walk when I get home from work
    Weekly goals: Get all my errands done & move my mom

  28. Daya says:

    Mood: Happy! Today is our wedding anniversary
    Something you may not know about me: I’ve never worn false eyelashes
    Breakfast:two pieces of toast and blueberry yogurt
    Fragrance: Enchanted Orchid (B&BW)
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Sable and Goldmine, Top Hat to line, Viva Glam 5 gloss and On A Mission Blush
    Skin issue: always the blackheads, always 🙁
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): and oldie but Dazzelight e/s
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): maxi dresses
    Working out today? not happening
    Weekly goals:

    Totally unrelated, but how are you liking the Naked Honey shadows? I have my eye on Buckwheat.

  29. Hyzenthlay says:

    Mood: Relaxed, happy

    Something you may not know about me: First real day of summer break!!!

    Breakfast: Bottled Coffee Frappuccino and Costco Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Muffin (bought both to get me through the last weeks of the school year, and now I’m finishing up the leftovers)

    Fragrance: none

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Aveeno tinted moisturizer, but I think I’ve gotten a bit darker than when I bought it. May have to go up a shade . . . If I decide to leave the house today, I’ll throw on some Philosophy Supernatural Primer (GWP at Nordstrom, it’s all right, not great, wouldn’t buy it), Clinique SuperBlended Translucent Powder, MAC Dainty blush, MAC Hey Sailor! Lustreglass, and mascara.

    Skin issue: None, atypically. My skin looks amazing to me right now 🙂 Well, I wish that my eyelids didn’t have so much extra skin. I’m 29, have no wrinkles, but crepe-y eyelids! Ugh!

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): See above. My FAVORITE thing to wear right now is the face I described. Oh, that and the UD 24/7 VIP and Velvet Rope eyeliner sets I got late last week.

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Summer vacation! And it’s NOT 100+ degrees! Gorgeous day 🙂

    Working out today? Maybe . . . Perhaps climbing at the gym this afternoon, or going for a long (5 mile plus) walk with friends, or using my WiiFit. Then I could justify getting the Riiser and/or SportsActive 🙂

    Weekly goals: Relax, read, relax, spend time with my bf and our dog, relax, read. Ooooo, and get my new iPhone on Friday! 🙂

    Karen, I don’t know what kinds of books you like, but World Without End and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett are great reads! I’m also working on the second book by Kate Mosse right now (started over Memorial Day weekend, haven’t looked at again until yesterday), Sepulchre which is great. Her first book (Labyrinth) was wonderful too.

  30. LayLa says:

    Le list
    >>>By LayLa

    >>> happy but little bored things
    here in work are to slow for me.

    Something you may not know about me:
    >>>i i started to use makeup when i
    was 20, and i just turned 23 last week.

    >>>a yogurt and a apple

    >>>Balli Dream by Estee Lauder,
    very fresh love it!!

    >>> still trying my cream palette
    from Mark By AVON with my DiorShow,
    BLackOut that my cousin give me
    as a gift, and for lips gloss from
    Chanel the color is IMAGINARIE a very
    nice plum that looks your lips
    just right.

    Skin issue:
    >>>with this hot weather
    i get very oily so skipping
    my foundation.

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):
    >>>The Lipgloss that i mention,
    is so great and the color,
    the texture just in love with it

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):
    >>>The crazy photos from
    my 3 day birthday party.

    Working out today?:
    >>>maybe, but i really
    want to get my hair
    colored, so it depends
    if they have space for
    me with the stylist.

    Weekly goals:
    >>>no more burgers for

  31. Tiera says:

    Mood: Tired! I had a heck of a weekend and was just not ready for Monday!

    Something you may not know about me: I am obsessed with The Golden Girls!

    Breakfast: A Quaker Chewy Granola Bar in Chocolate Chip!

    Fragrance: Today’s it’s a mixture of Powder Fresh deoderant and `Aloe!

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada today. I hit the beach, hard, this weekend and am continuously applying aloe to my face to prevent peeling, so I skipped on makeup.

    Skin issue: Redness on the cheek area, ugghh.

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Benefit Lemon Aid!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): The Adam Carolla Podcast!

    Working out today? I’m working a double, so probably not.

    Weekly goals: I’ve got a few work projects that need my attention, I need to sign up for the YMCA, order my dad’s father’s day gift, and get a move on with a few hula things!

    *Karen, I’m gearing up to read Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper” and hope to finish it in time to see the film. I heard it’s great!

  32. Sejal says:

    Mood: Tired – Did a lot over the weekend

    Something you may not know about me: I have these long cotton gloves I wear when I drive in the summer – I’m super paranoid of getting funky tans on my arms.

    Breakfast: Special K Red Berries with fresh bananas, strawberries, and blackberries

    Fragrance: VS Amber Romance

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing. I work from home so I like to let my skin breathe while I am at home.

    Skin issue: A couple small breakouts

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Stila Smudge Pot in Bronze – such a beautiful, subtle sparkle for summer

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Some new mango flavor of Crysal Light

    Working out today? Yes. I will be gone for 9 days for work starting next week and I know I won’t work out then, so I have to get to the gym this week.

    Weekly goals: Work out, eat healthy, not stress, pack a little each day so I don’t leave it all for the last minute.
    .-= Sejal’s last blog post… MAC Lightful Deep Ultramoisture Creme – New Fave =-.

  33. alli says:

    Mood: lazy and antsy
    Something you may not know about me: i’ve never left the country
    Breakfast: slept through breakfast; had chick-fil-a for lunch
    Fragrance: skipped it today, but usually burberry beat
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: eyes- shimmery neutral eyeshadow, bronze liner on upper lashline, black liner on waterline, mascara. lips- just balm. cheeks- mac soft and gentle msf.
    Skin issue: a couple blemishes but nothing big.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): maybelline colossal mascara in glam black
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): maybe getting a kitten soon!
    Working out today? tomorrow hopefully
    Weekly goals: run some, eat healthy, get more sleep than last week.
    .-= alli’s last blog post… yeahalli: after tonight, one more shift, then i work day shift like real people! wow! 😀 =-.

  34. Beth says:

    Mood: Pretty damn good this evening. Monday over, just Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to go!

    Something you may not know about me: I’m a huge ice hockey fan. My team is the Tampa Bay Lightning (until they inevitably trade Vinny Lecavalier away later this month. Unfortunately, he’s the level of hotness which will easily make a girl question her loyalty to a team).

    Breakfast: Today I had a cup of coffee and a cereal bar. Tomorrow I’ll be having a slim fast shake. Woo.

    Fragrance: Philosophy Inner Grace.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Today, I only put on sunscreen and a bit of Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara in black.

    Skin issue: For some reason I’m getting more redness over my nose and cheeks lately. I don’t like it one bit!

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Maybelline Lash Stiletto and Smashbox Bionic mascaras. You wait around for age to find a great mascara and two come along at once.

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Generally being happier. I’ve menaged to find peace with a few things that have been bothering me lately, which totally rocks.

    Working out today? No. Possibly tomorrow though.

    Weekly goals: Stick to the slim fast diet so that I can lose the 10lbs I seem to have put on in the last couple of months. Body brush every morning. Get at least one assignment done for my courses. Try and figure out how to edit videos so I can update my blog that way sometimes rather than typing.

    I hope your week has started well!

    .-= Beth’s last blog post… Low Brow? =-.

  35. Kate & Zena says:

    Waiting for the caffeine to kick in.

    Something you may not know about me:
    My favorite gardens at the Chicago Botanical Gardens are the Japanese Garden and the Waterfall Garden. The Waterfall Garden is always about 20 degrees cooler than the rest of the gardens from all the waterfalls!

    Tillamook Colby Jack Cheese (for brunch). My grilled cheese pan is dirty so I can’t have my norm.

    None. I have very sensitive fragrance allergies and my skin doesn’t like fragrance much either as it breaks out in hives.

    Nothing but I’m think HiP cream eyeliner in black, my standard cheek color and uh, I haven’t quite figured out lips yet.

    Skin issue:
    I have hyper-sensitive skin. I had a hormonal zit breakout this week too. Yikes.

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):
    Lime Crime Makeup. I can actually wear it!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):
    Zena, nail polish , the warm weather here, Kerli, the Chicago Botanical Gardens…

    Working out today?
    Walking Zena, as always.

    Weekly goals:
    Read all the books I checked out at the library! Pray to the weather gods it stays warm all week.

  36. Casey says:

    Mood: Tired – had family visiting this weekend

    Something you may not know about me: I love the tv show Gossip Girl

    Breakfast: Special K

    Fragrance: Chanel Chance

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smoky Quartz (Bare Minerals), Bamboo Pink Lipstick (Clinique), Pinch O’ Peach (MAC)

    Skin issue: It’s been oily the last few days b/c of stress

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC Viva Glam VI – picking up a new tube today!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): the weather…the sun is finally out.

    Working out today? Maybe…

    Weekly goals:Sign up for the beach boot camp at the Seal Beach Pier.

  37. ritadebora says:

    Mood: Great, only 2 weeks and half for my vacations!
    Something you may not know about me: The smell of coffee makes me nausea.
    Breakfast: Green tea with honey and ginseng and bread with cheese.
    Fragrance: Bath & Body Works “Country Apple”
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes- MAC pigment in “Golden Lemon” and EM mineral eyeshdow in “Happy Go Lucky”; Lips- MAC lipgloss in “Moonbath”; Cheeks Smashbox in “Prism”.
    Skin issue: too much oil (what is new?!).
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC dazzleglass in “Date Night”
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My vacations are getting near and near… and near.
    Working out today? Just the usual 10 minutes, before I lay down to bed.
    Weekly goals: Book as many papers as possible from different accounts because I will not have much time for them after I came for my vacations.

  38. Indian Girl says:

    I need to get to bed early too…off late I’ve been sleeping at 3 AM. Doesn’t feel so good in the mornings…
    .-= Indian Girl’s last blog post… Orange Is The New Red : Learn To Love It & How To Make Your Own Orange Lipstick =-.

  39. Karen F says:

    Mood:Moving from a week-long anxiety-ridden state (due changes at work…and I tend toward catastrophic thinking)and into a more optomistic mood.
    Something you may not know about me: That I worry about how much I worry
    Breakfast: Starbucks oatmeal
    Fragrance: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Revlon cream shadow in “Skinlights”/MAC 3N from my precious last tube/Too Faced Peach blush
    Skin issue: I just look kinda meh today…tired eyes, no sparkle, dull skin.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Benefit Coralista blush
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Fage Non-Fat Greek Yogurt with peaches/blueberries and a generous drizzle of honey – I am addicted!!!
    Working out today? Yes, must get back on track
    Weekly goals: Workout 5 days this week; get back on track with Weight Watchers points; take action on things at work that have been holding me back

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen F,

      I hope things get better for you at work. I tend to be a worry wart, too, and I have to work at consciously not letting my thoughts spiral.

  40. christine says:

    Mood:very tired
    Something you may not know about me: i’m ambidextrous; i can use both my left and right hands equally well. it comes in handy when i’m painting my nails!
    Breakfast: mcdonald’s medium hazelnut iced coffee + hashbrown
    Fragrance: D & G light blue
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: shiseido eyelash curler + shiseido mascara base + shiseido lasting lift mascara; body shop lip butter; NARS blush in ‘madly’
    Skin issue: redness from the heat; pore issues on my nose (which i’ll be taking care of tonight!)
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): bobbi brown illuminating bronzer in “antiqua”…it’s a slightly pinky shade and is not a bronzer in any way. i wear it as blush sometimes!–beautiful shade, though.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): spinach in my salad with some flaxseed oil
    Working out today? umm…i should. it’s nasty hot outside today. ick.
    Weekly goals: squeeze in more salads for lunch, no last minute grading papers!

  41. Sonja says:

    Hello Karen, everybody!
    How terrible about your eye allergy Karen, I can relate, I once got conjunctivitis from a prescribed antiallergic cream for my under eye area, believe it or not…

    Mood: Kinda happy. And way too awake for 2 am…

    Something you may not know about me: I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life. And I’m in my 20’s

    Breakfast: hmm, toast, honey, earl grey

    Fragrance:I’ve been using 2 fragrances for 4 years now (M.Jacobs& Coco Mademosielle by Chanel) but I’m starting to like Vera Wangs Rock princess

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing at all, too late for that

    Skin issue: I get allergies easily, as do all women on my mothers side of the family. The worst ones are on the under eye area…

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): this new Diorskin Shimmer in pop diamond.

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): books. Adore them. Money by Amis at the moment and I agree with whoever mentioned Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, they are awesome and addictive,same goes for the tv show…

    Working out today? Naaa. Hate working out-it tires me and bores me.

    Weekly goals: pass marine law get some proper sleep, see by best friend, go take a swim in the beautiful sea.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sonja,

      Good luck on your marine law test!

      And can I variously live through you when you go swimming? I haven’t been in the ocean in a month — I feel like a fish out of water.

  42. Tania says:

    That yellow and white dress you wore in a previous post is UBER CUTE!! Oh and your links to affordable beauty products is awesome. I’ve definately been shopping for beauty more at walmart and target to save money.

    Mood: stuffed ( i just ate at a buffet)
    Something you may not know about me: When I was little I wanted to be a librarian, really really bad. I still love the library!
    Breakfast: chocolate chip muffin and a diet coke with lime
    Fragrance: Still rockin’ Clinique Happy in bloom
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: rimmel eye kohl eye liner, rimmel mascara, mac serenely beauty powder blush, lip balm
    Skin issue: is feeling like its full of grime or something, hopefully some exfoliating and a mask will help.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): I really cannot wait till MAC puts out the tinted moisturizer and tube lipbalm thingies out. Uggh why can’t it be sooner??
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Loop NYC Bags. They’re the ones who make the Andy Warhol bags which I have 3 of. I recently bought a new Loop one from TJ Maxx called Bollywood. It’s bright kelly green with a pink and yellow design. I also just bought a green and white trench from Target on sale. Woot! Sales!!!
    Working out today? I’ve done alot of walking while running errands so I’m good.
    Weekly goals: Lay out my makeup, clothes, and accessories for my trip to New Orleans next week. Get stuff done so I can indeed leave and not worry about much.

  43. penelope says:

    Mood: excited, happy
    Something you may not know about me: im diabetic
    Breakfast: chicken,chips,pretzel,brownie,ice cream, cookie, rice and fried chicken, soda (had a party)
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: lip balm
    Skin issue: im starting to get pimples ….arrgggg
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):
    Working out today? nope
    Weekly goals:

  44. Suri says:

    Le list

    Mood: Chill and excited for the end of the school year

    Something you may not know about me: I do not know how to swim
    Breakfast: whole wheat toast with PBJ

    Fragrance: Avon Wonder

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clinique High Impact Mascara, random coral blush, Revlon Naturals lip gloss

    Skin issue: 2 breakouts…damn u PMS

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Oh where do I start?!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Summer vacation!!

    Working out today? Going to try bf bed

    Weekly goals: begin to seriously pack up my classroom, get a new phone, work out


    • Karen says:

      Hi Suri,

      A few years ago I wasn’t a good swimmer either. I was afraid of deep water and I didn’t like swimming in the ocean. It was only when I decided to learn how to surf when I actually took swimming lessons. I’m really glad I learned how… it was a liberating experience to finally conquer my fear!

  45. Katie says:

    Mood:guilty, i overspent at the mall today
    Something you may not know about me:i graduated from high school yesterday : )
    Breakfast:Pound cake
    Fragrance:naked honey
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:gleam/woodwinked on eyes, naked lips, sunbasque blush on cheeks
    Skin issue:ACNE
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):my mac pencil brush i just bought
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):my boyfriend : ) he’s so patient, even though he is forced to spend more time at the mac counter than most girls do lol
    Working out today?i wish. tomorrow i will, i promise!
    Weekly goals:to un-bloat the 5 plus pounds i put on while celebrating my graduation these past few days (fingers crossed it’s all water weight) UUUGGGHHHH

  46. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Fine.
    2. Something you may not know about me: I’m a social worker.
    3. Breakfast: Leftover pizza.
    4. Fragrance: LAMB
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Mary Kay purple eyeshadow palette, Snog lip balm, and mac msf on my cheeks.
    6. Skin issue: Blackheads eew.
    7. I’m loving it (makeup related): Idk I need to find some good foundation.
    8. I’m loving it (non-makeup related): I like the chirping sounds my cat makes too 🙂
    9. Working out today? Ugh no, tomorrow though.
    10. I’m gonna try not to have a nervous breakdown too.

  47. Stephie says:

    Mood: Happy [got off of the toughest day of the work week and bought some things at the MAC F&F sale]
    Something you may not know about me: I <3 Gene Kelly
    Breakfast: banana
    Fragrance: nothing lately
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC All that glitters, Clinique black cream liner, UD oil slick, Loreal Voluminous/ Nivea Kiss of Moisture [such! a great chapstick]/ Maybelline Mineral blush in Gentle Pink
    Skin issue: ACNE. I have scarring here and there and frequent small bumps on my face..
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): The makeup I just purchased today for MAC’s sale and the Bronze New Bronze lipstick I’ve been rocking since this weekend
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): The swimsuits I bought on sale VS online
    Working out today? Ahahaha. Just for this question I’ll go ahead a squeeze a few situps out of myself before bed 😛
    Weekly goals: Get through the work week and buy my dad a father’s day gift 😛

  48. Sarah says:

    Mood: tired and paranoid
    Something you may not know about me:I can read Hebrew
    Breakfast:protein bar
    Fragrance: miss dior
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Mac
    Skin issue: dry
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): viva la glam lipgloss
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my new notebook
    Working out today? i did some pushups and squates
    Weekly goals: stick to my diet

  49. Jana says:

    OH IM SO LATE! but .. i wanted to do it anyway

    Le list

    Something you may not know about me: i’m going to the U.S in september 🙂
    Breakfast: um starbucks?
    Fragrance: herbench waterlily pear
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: i’m on a benefit rush atm! badgal black eyeliner/ mac pinkfish lip conditioner / benefit 10 bronzer
    Skin issue: i have psoriasis -_- it drives me insanee
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): benefit quick brows!
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): peanut butter m&ms
    Working out today? does me running up and down stairs to catch my train count?
    Weekly goals: cut back on spending so much money on food -_-

    aw i haven’t visited in awhile karen! don’t hate me! i’ve been so busy! .. i’m back at scchol again =D anyway i hope everything going good witchu! i think i’m gonna read all the past entries cuz i have no school tomorrrow =D takecaree! p.s it’s tuesday night and this survey is about what i did during the day 🙂
    .-= Jana’s last blog post… i ain’t no sneaker freak…me n jin are the ISH!! =-.

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