Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, June 30

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  1. Mood: Gung ho!
  2. Mascara: Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir
  3. Breakfast: Eggo waffles with syrup (no butter)
  4. I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Nars Supervixen lipgloss
  5. I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My Bissell vacuum, LOL. Totally weird, I know, but I went on a cleaning frenzy yesterday and realized that if there weren’t such things as vacuums, my world would fall into the depths of grossness VERY quickly.
  6. Outfit: Wide-legged jeans, gold braided belt, a hot pink button-up shirt (with the sleeves rolled up) and gold chandelier earrings
  7. Fragrance: Laura Mercier Eau de Lune
  8. Quote of the day: “Attentiveness cannot be kept casually, or visited in season, like Venice. The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.” (Mary Oliver, poet)
  9. Just another manic Monday? Yes
  10. Goals of the week: To stay organized, to lift weights and to figure out how to wear the burnt orange shade in the Nars Mediteranee eyeshadow duo (any ideas?).

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  1. Yellow Fever says:

    Mascara:maybelline volume express waterproof
    Breakfast:a grilled cheese (140 calories-yep, i’m calorie counting)
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Victoria’s secret lipgloss (Rumor)
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):Wall-E (so cute!)
    Outfit: Bebe yoga pants and a T-shirt
    Fragrance:VS dream angels desire
    Quote of the day: can’t think of one
    Just another manic Monday? nope-going shopping!
    Goals of the week:To figure out how many calories I really need in a day.

    Yellow Fevers last blog post..Final Thoughts on Thevi

  2. Dao says:

    Mood: calm (very surprise to find myself calm)
    Mascara: not yet but maybe Voluminous
    Breakfast: some rice cakes with eggs
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Aveda Phomollient, this styling mousse rocks my socks. I can creat that look I had in the salon without breaking a sweat. Plus it smells awesome and is so soft to my hair.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Wimbledon, Serena won!
    Outfit: relaxing stuff, nothing fancy
    Fragrance: not yet but maybe Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
    Quote of the day: “The wall is there not to keep us away from our goal but to show how bad we want it”, Randy Pausch- “The Last Lecture”. It’s a good book 😀
    Just another manic Monday? Yeah!
    Goals of the week: Get organized and get things done.

  3. Dao says:

    The burned orange color: I think you should try pairing it with the browns like Soba. I would use this color on the lid and Soba on the crease. Then if you decide to go really crazy then add a blue or teal or green eyeliner.

    The other way to rock the shade is to split the lid in 3 parts, inner, middle, and outer lid. Use a very bright gold color like MAC chrome yellow on the inner lid, the elusive orange color in the middle, and a coppery brown like MAC Coppering on the outer lid. Contour with a brown color or MAC Amber lights, then highlight and you’re done.

    I have Fire Spot from the Moonbathe collection and it’s an orange so I know how to deal with the stuff. It’s pretty hard to handle but once you get the combo nailed down, you’re good to go.

  4. Fie says:

    Mood: Excited (Le bf taking me go shopping tomorrow)
    Mascara: MAC Plushlash
    Breakfast: with milk
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Joyous BPB
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My Nikon D80
    Outfit: Fitted tee and a pair of pink with red polka dots pajama pants
    Fragrance: DKNY Be Delicious (the green one)
    Quote of the day: “Isn’t the petrol station…that way?” (randomness from today’s road trip)
    Just another manic Monday? 5 minutes left of Monday. Hello shopping Tuesday
    Goals of the week: Buy new running shoes, start exercising, watch diet, travel somewhere, cycle every evening.

  5. Fie says:

    Oh crud. D: I messed up the html. nooo. Sorry Karen D:

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Yellow Fever,

    Did you see the Wall-E movie yet? Isn’t it great?

    When I’m trying to lose weight I count calories, too. Not everybody believes it works but for me watching my portion size and counting calories totally help!

    Good luck on your weight loss goals; I know it’s a challenge!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I like how Aveda hair products smell, too. They have this one line called Sap Moss which some people think smells to earthy but I love it.

  8. Karen says:

    Heya Dao,

    Thanks for these color ideas! I think I can handle the first one so I’ll give that a go sometime this week. The duo also comes with a very pretty gold so I’ll add that onto the browbone or the inner corner. I love the idea of the pop of teal liner.

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Fie,

    How fun! How long have you and your BF been together? That’s sweet of him to take you shopping (I gotta drag El Hub while he’s kicking and screaming… or at least take him to a mall with a computer store with internet access).

    I love and hate getting new running shoes. Love because they are new; hate because I don’t want to have to break ’em in. Good luck with your excercise goals this week!

  10. Karen says:

    No worries, Fie! I’ll take care of it. 🙂

  11. Elle says:

    Mood: For a Monday, pretty happy! (Seeing “Wanted” over the weekend helped, I can’t lie. My city’s so awesome on-screen, and the James McAvoy eye candy didn’t hurt either. I also love getting makeup ideas from Angelina Jolie’s movie characters, even though I look nothing like her ;))

    Mascara: Stila’s Major Lash mascara (think that’s what it’s called?) in black

    Breakfast: A Fiber One oat/chocolate bar and some blueberries

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC’s Dollymix blush. I didn’t think it would look good on me, but it makes me look like I actually got some sleep.

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): The new betta fish I bought. He’s white with a blue and red tail. Really glam rock. 🙂

    Outfit: Pink v-neck top, white cami, khakis (from Abercrombie, and they apparently don’t make them anymore–boo!), and brown sandals

    Fragrance: Marc Jacob’s Daisy and even though it’s not really fragrance, the new Sunsilk summer spray for your hair smells reallllly good.

    Quote of the day: “You are an inanimate object!” (Long story, but watch “In Bruges” on DVD. You won’t regret it, promise)

    Just another manic Monday? Haha, I think so!

    Goals of the week: Getting to the gym, finishing my book, giving someone a piece of my mind (the saga never ends), and continuing on that whole “What to do with the rest of my life” quest…

  12. Elle says:

    Ooh and the burnt orange seems a bit tricky…maybe with some Mulch or Woodwinked? Hmmm…

  13. Jess says:

    Mood: frustrated that i have to go to work
    Mascara: not wearing any
    Breakfast: a chocolate powerbar and some coffee
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): the mac neo sci-fi collection
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): WALL-E!!!
    Outfit: black slacks and a simple white top
    Fragrance: not wearing any
    Quote of the day: when life gives you lemons, don’t rub your eyes
    Just another manic Monday? yep
    Goals of the week: just to survive! maybe go see batman on Friday

  14. Glosslizard says:

    Good morning, Sunshine! 🙂

    Mood: Anticipatory (Disneyland in 3 weeks! Woot!)
    Mascara: Cover Girl lash blast in brown-black
    Breakfast: Coffee and a cranberry/cheese croissant thingie
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): P.T. Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Moisture Mask! It’s a mouthful, but it’s amazing for people (like me) with dry skin! I’ve been using it twice a week and my skin is loving it!
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Babysitters! Hah!
    Outfit: Bootcut jeans, long-sleeve tee, Lucky Brand Osaka hoodie (camo with a cool Japanese tapestry style tiger and flowers) and Vans Old Skools in black with pink. Yes, again.
    Fragrance: Valentino Rock n’ Rose
    Quote of the day: Urg. Argh. (from the mutant at the end of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show)
    Just another manic Monday? Yup.
    Goals of the week: To weed my front yard, cull my bookshelf and hit the hardware store!

    Can’t wait to see the burnt orange, but I’m afraid I can’t help you there! 😉

  15. Glosslizard says:

    Oh yeah, we saw Wall-E yesterday! Loved it! Really one of Pixar’s best!

    I really ended up needing that tissue you mentioned, but for an entirely different reason! The opening short with the magician and the bunny made me laugh so hard I had tears streaming down my face! It was so funny! Thank goodness I had heeded your warning and was wearing waterproof makeup! 😉

  16. Fie says:

    Hi Karen,

    We’ve been together for 3 years but we’ve been friends for more than 6 years. 🙂 Haha he admits that he loves shopping as much as I do so it’s not much of a problem. The lack of funding is another story though.

    I hate breaking into new shoes too :/ Sometimes it leaves me with blisters (ouch) but oh well, need to exercise.

    p/s: Thanks, love for taking care of the problem.

  17. Elena says:

    Mood: Hopeful. (It’s a new week, gotta hope for my best!)
    Mascara: Bourjois Volume Glamour in Ultra Black (side note – this is going back to Ulta, it’s torturing my ultra-sensitive eyes! 🙁 )
    Breakfast: Haven’t had any yet. Near death without my coffee…
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Hmm… I got a three pack of Stila lip glaze sticks from Costco for dirt cheap (with the sharpener, too!). Wearing “Gingerbread” and am rather loving that.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Nerd alert – I’m all too fond of my science library…
    Outfit: Lavender blouse with comfy (but elegant) black slacks and untied shoes. 🙂
    Fragrance: I ran out of the door before I could put one on. 🙁 Maybe “Dream Angels Heavenly” from Victoria Secret later.
    Quote of the day: “Give me coffee now.” – Me
    Just another manic Monday? Aren’t they all?
    Goals of the week: To finish enough work and find a good b-day present for my brother.

  18. Lehea says:

    Mood: Contemplative
    Mascara: L’oreal Voluminous
    Breakfast: English muffin with butter and strawberry jam. Yum!
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Clinique Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Not having to work today.
    Outfit: Jeans and t-shirt, my usual.
    Fragrance: Victoria’s Secret My Desire
    Quote of the day: “Wall-E”. Haha! I watched it last night. It’s such a cute movie.
    Just another manic Monday? Nope.
    Goals of the week: Focus on working out, do laundry, pay bills (blech!).

  19. Maria says:

    Mood: Annoyed
    Mascara: Bad Gal by Benefit
    Breakfast:Bagelful and Crystal Light
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Paint Pot MAC in Painterly
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Waalllll EEEEEEEEEE
    Outfit: Gray slacks and black ballet top
    Fragrance: Coconut from The Body Shop
    Quote of the day: You are lazy! -Me
    Just another manic Monday? Yes,mostly b/c my crazy coworkers ugh
    Goals of the week:Not spend any money and lose the weight I gained

  20. Amanda says:

    Mood: tired and a little bit “ugh”
    Mascara: l’oreal hip in blue-black (now d/c’d)
    Breakfast: corn pops and coffee (yeah, healthy I know)
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): chanel gloss in party glow
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): grilled shrimp for dinner, then eating outside
    Outfit: jeans, empire shirt with cute print (black, tan, dark blue and light blue “bubbles”) with blue cami, black sandals
    Fragrance: demter papaya
    Quote of the day: “outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read”-Groucho marx
    Just another manic Monday? hell yeah, 🙁
    Goals of the week: wash the dog, grocery shop, clean the guestroom, then enjoy a fun week while my parents are here visiting!

    as for you deep orange shadow, I say do something that seems simple, but will still be dramatic due to the color: pack that orange on the lid, have a light highlight close to your natural color on the brow bone, and pile on the mascara. then do subtle bronze cheeks and sheer peachy/coral lips.

  21. christine says:

    Mood: feeling lazy
    Mascara: shiseido mascara base & shiseido lasting lift mascara
    Breakfast: orange juice & banana nut muffin
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): shiseido sun protection cream spf 36 PA +++
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): tomato basil soup
    Outfit: plaid shorts & my university tshirt
    Fragrance: origins ginger essence
    Quote of the day: “you paid how much for a mirror??” -my roommate
    Just another manic Monday? sorta. 🙂 im ready for 4th of july weekend!
    Goals of the week:

  22. christine says:

    oops, i left one out!

    Goals for the week:
    1) make it through dr. davis’ class
    2) research new shampoo/conditioner
    3) get my car washed
    4) pick up dry cleaning
    5) grocery
    6) clean my desk

  23. KK says:

    OK this is so not me…but I am a teacher so since I am off I declared today “MY DAY” and I am still in bed with my coffee…its 1:06pm!

    Mood: relaxed

    Mascara: left over from last night…Cover girl lash blast

    Breakfast: 1 mango at 12 noon!

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in neutral

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My cute new pool bag from v. secret…its says
    “Make Pink not War”!

    Outfit: Oh lord….white gap cotton cami and ultra soft bright blue girl boxers from nordies!

    Fragrance: after my 45min shower I put on Michael Kors Hawaii

    Quote of the day: “god I am lazy”

    Just another manic Monday? Luckily no!

    Goals of the week: Clean car,get pedi/mani, and keep the house looking clean so the husband wont bitch about me being in bed all day today!

  24. Tania says:

    Karen- Le list is below BUT I was at Barnes and Noble this weekend and saw your man C-Bale on the cover of a magazine. He looked DE-LISH! I was like, ooh it’s Batman! I wanna say it was Esquire or GQ but I’m not for sure.

    Le List
    Mood: Dazed
    Mascara: Maybelline Define a Lash
    Breakfast: McDonald’s Chicken Biscuit and a Powerade
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC Face Protect w/SPF 50, MAC Tropic Glow Slimshine
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my freshly mowed lawn at the house (yeah I mowed it myself), my new apartment that I desperately want to move into
    Outfit: my new white old navy pants, my fushia top w/white pin stripes, black mary janes, black and pink work bag
    Fragrance: DKNY Be Delicious ( I switch it out with orginal Delicious)
    Quote of the day: I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.- — Abraham Lincoln (this was on my excite start page and I love it!)
    Just another manic Monday? yeah but I think alot of it has to do with it being the end of the month and the fact that I preached a sermon at two services yesterday.
    Goals of the week: pack up my crap so I can move out of the house into my new apartment downtown *cue Jefferson’s theme song*.

  25. NurseExec says:

    Mood: Meh. Not really in the mood for work today.

    Mascara: CoverGirl LashBlast, black, applied with a half-wand (I have little, deep-set eyes, and cut the head of the wand in half–works GREAT!)

    Breakfast: Raisin Bran, banana, coffee

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Estee Lauder Individualist in vellum. Best foundation evah!

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Watermelon. I could eat POUNDS of the stuff!

    Outfit: Olive twill Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, red sweater, red ballet flats

    Fragrance: Armani Code

    Quote of the day: (from one of our patients) “Hey, Lady, are you talking to me???” (repeated over and over again).

    Just another manic Monday? Pretty much. Went in at 5, left at 1:30, which is good.

    Goals of the week: Improve my mood, one way or another.

  26. Rachel says:

    Le List

    Mood: motivated 🙂 i’m getting stuff done today
    Mascara: combo of covergirl lashblast and cargo texas lash
    Breakfast: toasted pita bread with hummus
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): fekkai straightening balm! that stuff works
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): the host by stephanie miller. she’s the author of twilight, and this new book has me hooked
    Outfit: dark blue skinny jeans, pink flip flops, and this in hot pink
    Fragrance: mac turquatic
    Quote of the day: “we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand” – also randy pausch
    Just another manic Monday? Sorta. Lots of things to do and soccer practice at night
    Goals of the week: accomplish what needs to be accomplished, and get ready for florida 🙂

  27. Louise Gray says:

    Hi to Karen,

    Mood: Sad and depressed on a dreary fourth day in a row with rain Monday

    Mascara: None today

    Breakfast: Kona coffee with soy creamer

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): My old Chanel glossimer extreme
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Nothing because I am crabby
    Outfit: Blue t-shirt and navy blue running shorts (My Curves gym uniform)

    Fragrance: BBW Green Clover and Aloe
    Quote of the day: You can never be too rich, or thin, or have too many boyfriends.
    Just another manic Monday? No

    Goals of the week: To survive until next week

  28. Megan says:

    Mood: Overwhelmed
    Mascara: Avon Supershock mascara today
    Breakfast: ummm…none…first day back from vacation and just trying to catch up as quickly as possible.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Clinique Longwear gloss in Rock Violet…I’ve been reaching for it constantly lately.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Coming back from a week of vacation to have a short week and an extra day off next week too. 🙂
    Outfit: an empire waisted black, green and white dress. Black with green and white circles, a black sash on it too Ugh…hard to describe.
    Quote of the day: Attitude is everything. Pick a good one.
    Just another manic Monday? Yes…moreso than normal
    Goals of the week: to get caught up, to do my laundry, and to find time to get some things done before going out of town this weekend.

  29. TUPRNUT says:

    Mood: fine, kinda tired
    Mascara: MAC Plushlash
    Breakfast: Special K Fruit & Yogurt
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): my new Chanel quad in Spice
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred DVD
    Outfit: Gap jeans, brown t-shirt with trees and peace signs
    Fragrance: Marc Jacobs Grapefruit spash
    Quote of the day: Be still
    Just another manic Monday? it’s been prety lazy here today 🙂
    Goals of the week: Work-out 3 more times, teach colors to Grace

  30. Roxy says:

    Mood: groggy
    Mascara: Sephora Atomic Volume
    Breakfast: none =[
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC Slimshine in Assertive
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my pink Sony Vaio
    Outfit: VS PINK sweats in blue & pink tank top
    Fragrance: Gucci Envy Me
    Quote of the day: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” – Ghandi
    Just another manic Monday? unfortunately, yes
    Goals of the week: work out everyday during the week, read all my online class assignments, & clean my room. =]

    Roxys last blog post..newly addicted…

  31. Jessica says:

    Mood: resolute and hopeful

    Mascara: Diorshow Blackout

    Breakfast: SBUX doughnut and coffee

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Viva Glam VI lipstick

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my clean house!

    Outfit: great new “FAQ” t-shirt from the Unshelved comic site, Gap curvy fit jeans, Aerosoles ankle-strap sandals

    Fragrance: none; am trying to get back in habit of wearing perfume each day

    Quote of the day: I can do it!

    Just another manic Monday? absolutely

    Goals of the week: make calls, re-establish routines, live the serenity prayer

    Jessicas last blog post..Birthday goodness

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    I think I want to see that film (even though it got so-so reviews). Angelina’s makeup always looks so fantastic! I have yet to master her pale lip/matte eye thing, but hopefully I will someday. 🙂

    I agree with you on the MAC Dollymix. It’s so scary in the pan, but completely fabulous once you get it on. One thing I like to do is pop a little shimmery beauty powder on top. So pretty!

    Good luck with your goals this week (especially the giving of the piece of the mind thing, you go girl!).

  33. Karen says:

    Woodwinked would probably look really great in the crease with it. Thanks Elle! I’ll give it a go. 🙂

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Jess,

    You can survive this week girl! Hopefully it’ll go by fast, and next thing you know you’ll be sitting at the theater nibbling on some popcorn and watching my man C.Bale working that awesome bat suit! 🙂

    What’s your fave from the Neo Sci Fi collection, btw?

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    LOL! Is that the series of Buffy episodes with Riley? I always thought she Buffy should’ve ended up with Riley… le sigh. Speaking of vampire slayers and vampires, I had an awful nightmare about mutant vampires early this morning. I gotta stop eating baked Cheetos before bed.

    I’ve had that mask for a few months. Love it for the dead of winter!

    Have fun gardening today. 🙂

    Oh that’s great! I’m glad you liked the movie. The opening cartoon totally reminded me of Looney Tunes!

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Fie,

    Aww, that’s so great! I think it’s wonderful to start off as friends. It sounds like you are really happy. 🙂

    Regarding breaking in shoes, one thing that helps me is moleskin. Have you ever used it?

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Elena,

    That’s too bad about your mascara. 🙁 I’ll be sure to stay away from that one because my eyes are sensitive too.

    LOL, I am all too familiar with the “Gimme coffee now” feeling.

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    Double belch on paying bills! I spent most of yesterday cleaning off my desk, paying bills and doing finance stuff and it wasn’t very fun. It’s one of those unfortunate consequences of being an adult.!

    I’m glad you liked the movie! I actually want to see again, LOL.

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Maria,

    Yay, another Wall-E fan!. 🙂 Sorry to hear about your crazy co-workers! I hope they’re behaving now. 🙂

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    I take it you guys bought your patio furniture! I wanna come over for some grilled shrimp (j/k… kinda. I’m really hungry right now so it sounds extra good).

    Thanks for the orange eyeshadow suggestion! I will have to try that — probably will pair it with soba! If I am feeling extra ambitious I might even attempt the falsies (we’ll see).

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Christine,

    How do you like that mascara base? Do you notice a dramatic difference?

    I’m so ready for the weekend, too!

    Good luck on your goals next week… what kind of shampoo/conditioner are ya looking for, btw?

  42. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    I didn’t know you were a teacher! That’s great. What subjects do you teach?

    BTW, I love that you are still in bed drinking coffee at 1:08. Can I just say I’m so totally jealous?

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    GIRL! I saw him on that cover, too. I almost bought the magazine, but then I felt like a teenager buying Tiger Beat (LOL) so I refrained. I’m looking forward to the movie on Friday, though!

    Good luck moving – I hope goes quickly and painlessly!

  44. Karen says:

    Hi NurseExec,

    That’s an interesting trick. I have Lash Blast and it really doesn’t work for me; maybe if I cut the wand in half it’ll make it easier to work with. Thanks for the idea!

  45. Karen says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I LOVE that book! I totally stayed up late to finish it, and then ended up bawling at 3:00 in the morning. I actually wanted to send her a fan letter because I was so moved, but unfortunately she doesn’t accept fan e-mail (boo).

    Yeah, the straightening balm will get ya stick straight! Did you use a hairdryer and a brush? Or a flat iron?

  46. Elle says:

    Ooh, thanks for the tip with the blush, Karen! I just ordered some of the loose beauty powders from MAC…the LE ones. I’m hoping one jar lasts me along time, because I’m trying to wean myself off the whole ‘buying backups’ thing…ugh! 🙂 And thanks for the words of encouragement. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, ya know? 😉

    Oh, also, speaking of Christian Bale (and tying him into my awesome hometown)–he’s been here quite a bit with filming Batman (last summer) and the new gangster movie with Johnny Depp, and every story I’ve heard about him has been freakin’ glowing. My friend Joe owns a bar downtown, and Bale came in last summer–by himself, totally unrecognized–and he stayed for 2 hours, was nice to the entire staff, and left a reallllly nice tip. Of course I had to be out of town that week…bummer! 🙂 Love him!

  47. KK says:

    Hey Karen,

    I teach pre-k….the little ones! I lOVE IT! I have been a teacher for 7 years! I am out of bed now and have moved to the couch watching my 4th episode of the OC!! But I do have to go to the gym at 5:30…so soon my “me day” will be over! how sad!!

  48. Carly says:

    I love these polls 🙂

    Mood: recovering from a tiring weekend!
    Mascara: cheap and effective: Cover Girl Super Thick Lash in Very Black
    Breakfast: sesame seed bagel with cream cheese
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation (test-driving the less expensive stuff before I take the Bare Minerals plunge)
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my new Macbook 😀
    Outfit: bootleg jeans, multicolored sequin shoes, green flowy short sleeve shirt
    Fragrance: Valentino Absolu
    Quote of the day: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
    Just another manic Monday? Of course!
    Goals of the week: Packing and getting ready to leave town for a job this Friday!

  49. Susanne says:

    Le List

    Mood: Relaxed, tired (11 PM here)
    Mascara: MAC Plush lash in plushblack
    Breakfast: a coffee, a banana, a yoghurt
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC Parrot e/s, MAC Springsheen blush
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Having summer vacation
    Outfit: Jeans, poloshirt
    Fragrance: Biotherm Eau Pure
    Quote of the day: If you are taking me somewhere where I don’t need a boa, then I don’t wanna go. – Gabrielle Solis, “Desperate Housewives”
    Just another manic Monday? No.
    Goals of the week: Hauling Cool Heat (finally here!) and probably also Sonic Chic and Electroflash on Thursday!!

  50. Rachel, London says:

    Le List
    Mood: happy
    Mascara: lancome Hypnose
    Breakfast: berry museli
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Lipstick Queen Red sinner
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): new copy of yoga jounral arrived today
    Outfit: t-shirt and denim skirt
    Fragrance: paul smith woman
    Quote of the day:
    Just another manic Monday? two children with heat/sun rash, a morning’s work and an afternoon of chores so guess so
    Goals of the week: do some yoga, eat less sugar and make it through my summer school workshops on thurs and fri

  51. christine says:

    i <3 the shiseido mascara base and mascara. i have terrible straight asian lashes and nothing comes close to the stuff at shiseido. i do have to say that covergirl’s lashblast comes close though.

    i was looking into the scalp benefits shampoo/conditioner from aveda, but it smells too organic-grass-and-wheat like to me lol. ive been looking into some bumble and bumble stuff after viewing your site, but not sure yet. i guess im still stuck using my paul mitchell stuff until i can find something good! 🙂

  52. Karen says:

    Hi Louise Gray,

    How do you like your Kona coffee? I can’t handle it if it’s 100% (too strong), and am a blend girl myself. Right now I have a bag of hazelnut chocolate flavored Kona blend at home. Mmm, coffee.

    Hope your day got a little better, lady. I know how it is to feel yucky on a Monday.

  53. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Yay, you’re back! I missed you! I hope your vacay was fun and relaxing. I’m not jealous of the barrage of the first-day back work, though. Been there, done that! 😉

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  54. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Oh, that’s one DVD I haven’t tried yet. Do you like it?

    I was watching late night TV a few days ago and saw a commercial for Karaoke Abs, I kid you not. I kinda want it!

  55. Chamayne says:

    Le List
    Mood:serenity being disturbed by anxious thoughts

    Mascara: lancome definicils one coat, initimitable indigo one coat

    Breakfast: sausage

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Nars semi matte lipstick in funny face

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):aveeno anti itch…..I have a rash. Yes I know..TMI

    Outfit: black pencil skirt white peasant shirt hot pink sweater

    Fragrance: escada

    Quote of the day: I’m on it by Chamayne responding to her bosses many requests

    Just another manic Monday? an especially manic monday

    Goals of the week: build my account base so I can get that raise!

  56. Karen says:

    Hi Roxy,

    Good luck on your goals this week! I have to clean up my room too, ugh. I have a ton of laundry that I’ve been putting off and it’s sort of erupted in a corner.

    BTW, I’ve never tried Sephora mascara. Do you like it?

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Sweet! A clean house is a little slice of heaven. I did went on a rampage yesterday and did some major cleaning up of my office and living room. Seriously, it made me so happy. Hope you have a great week!

  58. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    The MAC Loose Beauty powders are so beautiful. What colors are you getting? I have Natural Flare and I love it — I barely have to use any to get a nice shimmery glow.

    OooOOO! I loves me some C. Bale! Seriously, I know he’s married, and I’m very aware that I’m married, but in a parallel universe he’s so writing me email poetry right now. That’s really encouraging to hear that he seems so nice… and normal. Dangit, girl! I wish you got to hang out with him at your friend’s bar. Oh well, let’s cross our fingers and hope he comes back. Be sure to take a picture of him with your phone and then send it to me ASAP! J/K (kinda)

  59. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    That’s fantastic! I’ve been lucky enough to have knows several teachers who made a very positive impact in my life so I really admire what you do. 🙂

    Ahh, well, at least you know you’re doing your body good by hitting up the gym. Have a good workout!

  60. Karen says:

    Hi Carly,

    Sooo jealous of your new Mac book! 🙂

    Where ya headed to on Friday? Do you get to travel a lot for work?

  61. Karen says:

    Hi Susanne,

    That’s a fabulous quote! If I could get away with wearing a feather boa full time I’d so do it. 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear about your Cool Heat stash, WOO HOO!

  62. Karen says:

    Hi Rachel, London,

    Oh boy! You are busy, lady. Hope the kiddies feel better and that your work and chores get done without any hitches.

  63. Karen says:

    Hi Christine,

    My lashes are like yours — totally straight. I must write that one down on my list. I have been on the hunt for the ultimate mascara for over ten years! I usually find one that I’ll be faithful to for a few months and then I usually move on.

    Yeah, Aveda is one of those scents you’re either going to love or hate (I’m a fan of the Sap Moss). Have you checked makeup alley yet? Paul Mitchell makes some good stuff! I’ve been alternating my B&B with the Lavender shampoo and conditioner. It smells great and leaves my hair very soft.

  64. Holly says:

    Mood:relaxed and excited for my trip on thursday!
    Mascara:Too Faced lash injection (got this in the post today, thought I would probably hate it but so far I am pleasantly surprised!)
    Breakfast:english muffin with butter
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Chanel Bronze Universelle (best bronzer in the whole wide world ever!!)
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): The book im reading at the moment ‘Chasing Harry Winston’ by the same author who wrote The Devil Wears Prada, I would really reconmend it for a silly easy read!
    Outfit: My Chanel Uniform unfortunately! Black skirt, and cream twin set with Chanel buttons and Nine West black patent leather court shoes yawn!!
    Fragrance:Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel (covered in it from work including the body satin spray, hair mist and body cream!)
    Quote of the day:“A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel
    Just another manic Monday?absolutely!! It was pay day for lots of people so my evening in work was manic!!
    Goals of the week: survive 4 nights in a tent!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Glosslizard says:

    Y’know, I was pondering the Mediterranee look and, call me crazy, but I might even go with a bit of purple to keep from looking too Autumn-ish! You could do the muted gold (the other shade in the duo) on the inner corner and browbone, the orange on the lid and then a deep purple or maybe even Climate Blue at the very outer corner! Spicy and bold! 😮

  66. TUPRNUT says:

    I love this DVD, Karen! It’s a great workout and has left me very sore, but very pleased! If you’re into the workout DVD’s and you’re interested, I’d definitely recommend this one. Check on the reviews on it at – that’s what sold me!

  67. TUPRNUT says:

    Oh, one more thing. My husband (the physical fit, military man) didn’t believe how sore I was after my workout with this DVD, so he insisted on trying it out last night. He was beat and sweaty by the end and gave me “major kudos”. It made me feel good that I could get through it and he was so tired by the end of it! 🙂

  68. Squirrel says:

    Mood: It’s ok… I`m on holiday 🙂
    Mascara: skipped mascara today
    Breakfast: skipped breakfast too… was in a hurry
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Vichy Thermal Water Spray.. cools me off at any time 🙂
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):hmm… the fact that I got lots of time to read..
    Outfit:I`m in bed,so I`m wearing a large pair of boxer shorts and a baggy t`shirt 🙂
    Fragrance: Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
    Quote of the day:Always remember that you`re unique… Just like everyone else..
    Just another manic Monday? Not really.. I`m on holiday,but my boyfriend has to take some exams and so I`m on duty to be by his side
    Goals of the week: to work out more!! It`s so hot at all times,that I can`t get on track anymore 🙁

  69. Megan says:

    Mood: Excited (Im getting my hair colored tomorrow!)
    Mascara: Neutrogena Healthy Volume (I cant get enough of this stuff!)
    Breakfast: Cliff Bar
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner pencil in Zero
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My new Tory Burch sandals
    Outfit: Green Lily Pullitzer skirt, black tshirt, pink Tory Burch sandals
    Quote of the day: Attitude is everything. Pick a good one.
    Just another manic Monday? No! I didnt have to work today 🙂
    Goals of the week: Run every other day (ughh I hate running)

    Megans last blog post..24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil

  70. Mood: Grumpy, annoyed, tired
    Mascara: Diorshow Blackout + CG Lash Blast
    Breakfast: Green Tea
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Sonic Chic
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Black dress at Express.
    Outfit: Khaki shorts and a polo tee
    Fragrance: Juicy Couture
    Quote of the day: “Study study study”
    Just another manic Monday? Yes, unfortch.
    Goals of the week: Get a good grade on my final on Wed.. ugh

    i♥makeups last blog post..Experts Weigh in on Summer 08’s Make-up Trends

  71. Brittany K. says:

    Mood: Pretty good, kinda tired..I just drove 4.5 hrs!
    Mascara: I had on Maybelline Lash Discovery earlier today, but I just took a shower.
    Breakfast: I had some cran-raspberry juice.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): This set a I saw at Bergdorf’s..It’s a Bobbi Brown set with two pallets..One of them was lip stuff the other was eye shadow. It came with three brushes and a case.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): I just got a new car! Well, new to me anyways 🙂
    Outfit: Currently rocking the PJ’s even though it’s only 8PM. I’m pretty beat.
    Fragrance: I have on some Clinique Happy lotion right now.
    Quote of the day: “And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me, shine until tomorrow, let it be” – Lyrics can count as quotes right?
    Just another manic Monday? Yeah, it really was. I drove a lot and ran around like crazy all morning!
    Goals of the week: Hm, to go to the gym at least 4 days this week.

  72. Louise Gray says:

    Dear Karen,
    I enjoy your postive vibes. Even though I am over the hill.(Yes, I am at 54), your cheerfulness and enthusiasm for makeup and beauty are real energizers. So I say, keep on keeping on. You do good work. Louise

  73. melissa says:

    Le List

    Mood: Happy because I’m off work now

    Mascara: Cover Girl Lashblast

    Breakfast: raspberry poptarts

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Mac cool heat

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): America’s Best Dance Crew

    Outfit: cargo pants and abercrombie shirt

    Fragrance: clinique happy

    Quote of the day: “Get away from her you bitch!”

    Just another manic Monday? not anymore…..

    Goals of the week: I did mine, I made it through Monday. Yeaaaaa!

    Thanks Karen! =)

  74. Elle says:

    LOL, Karen, you *know* I’d totally do that for ya! I know he and Johnny Depp are still shooting scenes here, (which, btw, seriously, Depp and Bale in one movie? All they have to do is toss in Ewan McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal for me and I’d be the happiest woman alive) so you never know…I always have my cameraphone on me! 😉

    I’m getting Drizzlegold first (are you a fan?), and depending on how that goes, I’ll probably get a few more. Thanks for the tip-off on the Natural Flare…I’ll be adding that to my MAC cart shortly!

  75. Jana says:

    Mood: sleepy from the hotchocolate i drank for breakfast

    Mascara: model co fat lash

    Breakfast: hot chocolate and pancakes

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): i’m really loving model co atm .. so i’d have to say lip lights! ..

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):watching old dvds i haven’t watched in AGES ! never been kissed , laguna beach season 1 , highschool musical and more 🙂

    Outfit: hehe .. i’m in my pajamas atm !

    Fragrance: baby bench cotton candy!

    Quote of the day: there is no elevator to sucess, you have to take the stairs – caridee english ANTM cycle 7

    Just another manic Monday?: well its tuesday in sydney, but it was a manic monday !

    Goals of the week: stop trying to spend money! and visit my baby cousin because it’s her fourth birthday on thursday!

  76. Bridget says:

    Wow-ee there are a lot of comments on this one!haha
    But here is my list!

    Mood: Tired but happy, it was a wonderful birthday weekend.
    Mascara: Full and soft mascara.
    Breakfast: Eggos! Mmmm they were an impulse buy at Walmart.haha
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): my clear tangerine lip gloss.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my fun birthday gifts!
    Outfit: Blue tank top and jeans. The heck with shoes today!
    Fragrance: Magnolia Blossom from Bath and Body Works.
    Quote of the day: “It’s seriously Monday?”
    Just another manic Monday? Nah, it was pretty nice!
    Goals of the week: To get the house ready for an annual infestation of my family for Fourth of July. I’m very excited!

    Hope your Monday was lovely. 🙂 Time to go comment on some really pretty lipstick I saw while scrolling down to this post. 😛

    Bridgets last blog post..Oh Josh…

  77. Fie says:


    Hm..moleskin? No I haven’t. What does it do / what is it?

  78. melissa says:

    Fie I lovveeee Moleskin!!! Moleskin They make journals, well, not journals, they’re more like old fashioned notebooks with tons of pages and really good binding. They are miniature books that last forever and can really take a beating.

    Sorry for butting in, but when I saw moleskin I couldn’t resist interjecting.

  79. Marisol says:

    Mood: happy
    Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast
    Breakfast: triple grande white mocha and a diet coke (didn’t say it was healthy)
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):Shisiedo’s The Mascara Base… better primer than MACs and doesnt clump
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):my new car! I got a 2009 Toyota Matrix this weekend.
    Outfit: black slacks with black top
    Fragrance: Ferragamo’s Incanto
    Quote of the day: Seriously?
    Just another manic Monday? not too bad actually
    Goals of the week: get insurance on car and do some damage haulin’!

    Marisols last blog post..Picture time!

  80. Miss QQ says:

    Mood: Good
    Mascara: None
    Breakfast: Porridge and hard-boiled egg
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC Cool lip palette (color form)
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Famous Amos chocolate chips
    Outfit: Pink top (back baring), grey pants
    Fragrance: Lanvin Rumuer 2 Rose (It’s a sample, I just tried and don’t like it.)
    Quote of the day: It’s July!
    Goals of the week: Try to save more money for fall cosmetics! Tough one…

  81. Miss QQ says:

    Missed this:
    Just another manic Monday? Totally! Argh.

  82. Karen says:

    Hi Chamayne,

    LOL, Imma have to borrow your quote!

    How are you liking that Inimitable Indigo? I’m lemming it big time right now (got a sample of Noir, and it’s just about to run out!).

    Poor thing, I hope your rash goes away soon. I get bad skin issues during the spring (allergy season).

    Have a great evening, girl!

  83. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Are we makeup twins? I saw that mascara at a beauty store this weekend and was intrigued by the idea of the “tubes”. Which color do you have? I’m thinking of getting the blue.

    Anyhoo, how exciting that your trip is finally coming up. What products made the cut?

    Do ya need to bring bug spray?

  84. Michelle says:

    Le List

    Mood: depressed

    Mascara: Jane Max Lash 2

    Breakfast: english muffin w/cream cheese & jelly

    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): MAC tendertones lip gloss spf12

    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): dinner with the fam. We went out and had Thai food which i’ve been craving for a very long time. It was delic : )

    Outfit: Black & white paisley print summer dress with black flip flops

    Fragrance: Esacada Moon Sparkle

    Quote of the day: Have a nice day

    Just another manic Monday? Totally, even more so than usual. Me thinks I just might need to call in sick tomorrow to recover.

    Goals of the week: Try very hard not to call in sick. Work out at least once (baby steps).

  85. Lydia says:

    Mood: Lame
    Mascara:Covergirl Lash Blast
    Breakfast:Bagel with cream cheese
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related):Bare Escentuals
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):The beach!
    Outfit: Back flip flops with a bright orange pedicure, Cute jeans, a long black tunic, a funky silver necklace, my cute black headband with silver bling on the side and my huge sungasses in black from H&M
    Fragrance: Philosophy
    Quote of the day: “Kiss and make up–but too much makeup has ruined many a kiss.”
    Just another manic Monday? Yeah
    Goals of the week: Workout 6 days this week

    Lydias last blog post..How to Hide Blemishes

  86. lexi says:

    Mood: Carb coma
    Mascara: Zoomlash – black
    Breakfast: Special K vanilla almond cereal
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): magnetic field MAC shadow
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related):the aforementioned cereal
    Outfit: leggings – sweater dress from Forever 21 that surprisingly fits despite my baby girth!
    Fragrance: Sugar Lemon – Fresh
    Quote of the day: It’s never too cold for Ice Cream!
    Just another manic Monday? Yes
    Goals of the week: Make through the week and not go into labor!

  87. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    I have a matte purple pigment that this combo might look really great with. Were you thinking a lil’ bit of wing or in the outer V?

  88. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Okay, I’m on it. It sounds like it’ll help me get my sweat on when I have days when I can’t run outside. Heading on to over to amazon… 🙂

    Ha! Something similar to me happened with El Hub a few years ago. He always gave me crap when I’d come home all tired and sweaty from spinning class. I made him come with me one day and homie almost didn’t make it through the entire class. Afterwards he gave me props, too!

  89. Karen says:

    Hi Squirrel,

    Nice! How long on are you vacay?

    That Vichy Thermal Water sounds lovely. I bet it would be nice and very cooling if you put it in the fridge. I do that with body sprays/splashes when it’s hot. It’s a nice treat.

  90. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Lucky girl! Have fun during your hair appointment. What are you getting done? Highlights?

    I have a love/hate relationship with running, too. I’ll send you good running vibes this week. 🙂

  91. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup,

    Good luck on your Wednesday final, girl!

    Btw, lovin’ the idea of that mascara combo. Which one do you put on first?

  92. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany K.,

    Girl, why did you drive so far? Did you go in your new to you car? Congrats on your purchase, by the way. That’s really exciting. 🙂

  93. Karen says:

    Hi Louise Gray,

    Thanks, friend. And you ain’t over the hill, lady. There’s still plenty of hill for you to climb. 🙂

  94. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    I am watching ABTC this season, too. Who’s your favorite so far? I’m really liking A.S.I.I.D. (I think that’s how you spell it).

  95. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Thanks for having my back, girlfriend. Seriously, that dream movie would be a great service to all womankind. Get on it, Hollywood execs!

    I do like Drizzlegold. I never got around to getting it but remember thinking it was very pretty. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what you pair it with.

    My favorite beauty powders ever are the two compact shades from the Barbie collection, Pearl Sunshine and Pearl Blossom.

  96. Karen says:

    Hi Jana,

    How fun! Laguna Beach Season 1 is like my rainy day DVD collection of choice. 🙂

    Have a great night!

  97. Karen says:

    Hi Bridget,

    Happy birthday once more, girlie. Glad to hear your weekend was fun. What fun stuff did you end up doing?

  98. vivien says:

    Mood: Tired
    Mascara: CG Waterproof Lashblast
    Breakfast: Diet Coke
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Studio Fix [godsend]
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Dove Grapefruit and Lemongrass body wash
    Outfit: Lifeguarding uniform…quite hott…not!
    Fragrance: Amazing Grace by philosophy
    Quote of the day: “it will all work out”
    Just another manic Monday? Yes! I was at the hospital for 10 hours today with my friend bc her dad was having cardiac problems 🙁
    Goals of the week: Fix my fone!

  99. Karen says:

    Hi Fie,

    It’s like this super sticky soft bandaid that helps provide a barrier between your feet and the shoe. It comes in sheets and you can cut them down to size. It helps me when I’m breaking in heels, running shoes, you name it! I get mine from Walgreens — here’s a pic.

  100. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Wow! You’ve got a stomach of steel, girl. I am so thoroughly jealous.

    The Matrix is really cute! Congrats on your new ride. What color did you get?

  101. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    I haven’t smelled that scent. What don’t you like about it?

    I’m on that MAC palette like gravy on mashed potatoes!

  102. Karen says:

    Hi Michelle,

    I love Thai food, too. I’m (finally) going to have some with friends this weekend. Were you and the family celebrating a special occasion?

    I’m sorry you’re feeling blue. I really hope that you feel a little better soon. Take care of yourself. 🙂

  103. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    Your outfit sounds very cute. Good luck with your work out goals this week! That’s one of mine, too.

  104. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    Sweetie! Congratulations on your upcoming lil’ one. When are you due?

  105. Diorshow first. then while the mascara is still wet, apply CG.

    i♥makeups last blog post..Experts Weigh in on Summer 08’s Make-up Trends

  106. Roxy says:

    you know i was kind of sceptical about the sephora mascara, i know i’m pretty new to the make up world but i have ALWAYS loved mascara. i tried the atomic volume mascara the same time i tried maybelline’s define a lash volumizer and ugh the maybelline sucks! it doesn’t do anything for my eyelashes but the sephora mascara makes my eyelashes crazy thick and a little long, but i’ve been using the talika lipocils so it might be that too. i wanted to ask you what kind of moisturizer do you use? i live in tucson and its ridiculously HOT my skin keeps drying up in little patches =[

    Roxys last blog post..newly addicted…

  107. Ditte says:

    Mood: Tired, looking forward to upcoming holiday (3 weeks with pay, yeah!)
    Mascara: Max Factor 2000 calorie
    Breakfast: Strawberries with yoghurt
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): My Clinique lipsticks
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): My ipod and ipod radio thingy that allows me to listen to it in the car.
    Outfit: Black t-shirt with black pants (gotta go ride the motorcycle later – so no wrinkle-easy clothes.
    Fragrance: None.
    Quote of the day: Don’t worry – be happy.
    Just another manic Monday?
    Goals of the week: To finish my workload satisfactorilly so I can have my holidays with no worries.

  108. Beth says:

    Mood: So-So. Wish it was Thursday morning rather than Tuesday.
    Mascara: None yet, but I’ll probably end up in Clinique Lash Power today
    Breakfast: Cantaloupe Melon and a Nectarine
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Models Prefer Brush N Bronze
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Blockbuster online dvd rentals. So awesome for the lazy.
    Outfit: I’m in my pj’s at the moment.
    Fragrance: None yet, but it’ll probably be Paris by Paris Hilton
    Quote of the day: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson”
    Just another manic Monday?: Yep. It was. Today is going to be a crappy Tuesday.
    Goals of the week: Make it through!


    Beths last blog post..A Spinal Final Straw

  109. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    I had been meaning to try that mascara for a while after hearing some good reviews on it but because its relitavely cheap compared to the usual brands I would go to for a mascara I didnt hold up much hope for it being good and when I opened it up and saw such a huge brush I was sure my mum was going to get yet another hand down haha but I am really impressed!
    I really liked how round the brush is because I found it really easy to roll up the lashes which curled them really nicely.
    The tubes thing is a bit weird I took it off with Lancome bi-facil so it just came off like normal mascara really but I did like that it came off really easily so I didnt need to rub at all (unlike with the Gurlain le 2 which seems to take forever!!)
    I got it in the black by mistake, I meant to get the brown but out of habit ordered the black but im happy with it and I would definately try the other colours too! I dont think it quite qualifies for a holy grail mascara but for the price certainly im really impressed!!

    Oh ive not even begun beauty product packing yet it is going to be too painful not bringing everything haha! Im so glad I bought a MAC professional palette so I will be able to take all my MAC shadows with me though haha!!

    I found some great bug spray left over from my summer in Cape Cod so im going to take that although I probably will never use it as I HATE the smell! I would rather be bitten and smelling like coco mml than stinky and bite free!

  110. Glosslizard says:

    Hey girl!

    I was thinking of starting with a li’l wing… but you know how these things can turn into outer V’s at a moment’s notice! 🙂

  111. Karen B says:

    Le List (for tuesday that is ;))

    Mood: hungry
    Mascara: Max Factor Masterpiece
    Breakfast: brioche (mmmmm)
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): Chanel Garden Party (totally rockin’ it today)
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): Spain NT (still not recovered from the final, and that half bottle of Spanish wine yesterday didn’t help… lol)
    Outfit: beige linen trousers and dark green stripey top, I did have my Erasmus interview today so it had to be ‘work-wear’
    Fragrance: Chloé
    Quote of the day: Hell I’m independent, do please send me to Sweden, even if it’s on my own!
    Just another manic Monday?
    Goals of the week:

  112. Megan says:

    Girl I had a good time on vaction. It was my mom, my sister and my two nephews (7 y.o. and 19 months old). It was great, but I’m not at all prepared for a long vacation with a toddler. He has way too much energy. after about 5 days I was like look dude…you need to chill out and take a nap…:-) lol we did have a good time though.

    So I forgot to check the notify me of follow up comments, so I was reading down through the list and there’s another Megan…and oddly enough she picked the exact same quote that i did. How weird is that? Maybe it’s something with the name.

  113. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup,

    Got it! Now it’s time for some mascara experiments… 😉

  114. Karen says:

    Hi Roxy,

    Hmm, I have a few. What kind of skin do you have? I have acne prone combo skin that breaks out easily. I really like Clinique Moisture Online for winter, and Moisture Surge for summer. 🙂

  115. Karen says:

    Hi Ditte,

    Girlfriend, that’s so hot that you ride a motorcycle! I’ve always wanted to roll around in a Vespa, LOL. 🙂

  116. Karen says:

    Hi Beth,

    You can do it, girl! I’m pulling for you. 🙂

  117. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Thanks for the info on that mascara. I’m excited about the brush (nerdy, I know)!

    Whatever you do don’t leave packing up to the last minute. Especially don’t leave it up to 2:00 am the night before. 😀

    I got some combo bug spray/spf from Off! a few years ago that I liked. I get eaten alive by mosquitos when I go hiking and it was the only thing that worked for me. It was a lotion, believe it or not!

    Anyway, if I don’t talk to you before you go I hope you have sooo much fun!

  118. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Okay, I’ll try that. Hopefully tomorrow after my a.m. (or p.m.) Chanel adventure I’ll get some good makeup time in! Orange shadow, fear my wrath!

  119. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    MMMM, broiche! I think I’ll get one from the bakery across the street for breakfast tomorrow.

    What’s going on in Sweden?

  120. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    That’s so weird! Maybe she was inspired by your quote. 🙂

    What a fun vacation! It sounds like you guys got to get some good family bonding time in. I have never gone on vacay with a toddler, and it certainly sounds like it would be both fun and totally exhausting at the same time.

    How did your beach makeup hold up?

  121. Karen B says:

    Well, I’ll probably study there for three months, I’m really excited about it 🙂

    Karen Bs last blog post..You have GOT to be kidding me

  122. bella says:

    i’m a little late on this, but i love these.

    Mood: sleepy. but pretty decent. just got back from a san diego vacation.
    Mascara: mac plushlash and maybelline primer.
    Breakfast: a pink french twist donut.
    I’m lovin’ it (makeup related): mac tinted lip conditioner stick in strobe currant.
    I’m lovin’ it (non-makeup related): my TAN from san diego!
    Outfit: earlier today, medium denim bootcut hudson flap pocket jeans, black tank, gray loose tank over it, black havaiana flip flops.
    Fragrance: abercrombie & fitch classic for women. i forgot how much i love this scent, too bad its long discontinued.
    Quote of the day: none, really.
    Just another manic Monday? lol, its 1:30am on thursday.
    Goals of the week: get my to-do list of errands done: best buy for a bluetooth for my blackberry, post office, jeep dealership to get my car remote fixed, ikea for a lamp, get my puppy groomed, groceries, lotion for lush, and plan a trip to seattle for my friends wedding.

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