Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, June 6

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years, which I guess makes this somewhere around Vol. 172. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Pretty great. I just finished a run (I’m trying to turn myself into a morning exerciser), and the endorphins are doing their thang.

  3. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
  4. Totally! For years I took the BART train to work (short for Bay Area Rapid Transit), so whenever I was pressed for time (read: always) I’d do my makeup — just whatever I could get done on the 45-minute ride.

  5. List three of your best attributes.
  6. Hmm… Well, my friends think I have a good sense of humor, and I think I’m quite creative and sensitive.

  7. Do you ever apply bright eyeliners?
  8. Not daily, but sometimes, yes I do! Usually along either my upper or lower lash lines.

  9. What’s your take on clogs?
  10. I totally see the allure. I mean, they sure are comfortable, and I do think some gals look great in them, but they’re not really my thing. They make me feel like I have Smurf feet…and I always feel like they’re about to slip off.

  11. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
  12. Johnny Depp, fo’ sho’! I’ve heard he’s great around fans. They filmed the latest Pirates of the Caribbean very close to where my family lives on the eastern side of Oahu, and he was very well regarded by folks there — friendly, generous and always willing to give an autograph. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes.

  13. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
  14. Game of Thrones? on HBO? I’m hooked! If Tony Soprano had teleported to Camelot, his life there might resemble Game of Thrones. I think it got off to a slow start with the first two episodes (lots of convoluted character building), but I think it really took off once the stage was set.

  15. If you were given one day this week to do anything you want, anywhere you want to do it, what would you do?
  16. Whoa, too many possibilities and too much pressure to think of something epic, LOL! I think I’d enjoy just spending the day surfing somewhere warm and tropical.

  17. What purse are you carrying today?
  18. The black quilted Kate Spade purse with chain straps I found on deep discount at the sample sale a couple of weeks ago.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. My birthday’s this Thursday, so I’d like to enjoy every last minute of being 35. I’d also like to help myself to as much birthday cake as I can possibly eat, finish re-reading For Whom the Bell Tolls (my gawd, it’s taking me FOREVER to re-read this book), and find the joy in everything (or at least look for it).

Question for ya, babe: have you ever been to Vancouver? I’m heading there later this week for a combination birthday trip/fifth wedding anniversary getaway with El Hub (only be gone a few days), but I know almost nothing about the city. If you have any suggestions or insights into the area, I would really appreciate them.

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1. Mood:
2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
3. List three of your best attributes.
4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
5. How do you feel about clogs?
6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
9. What purse are you carrying today?
10. Weekly goals:

T-minus 5 seconds to greatness in 5…4…3…2…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Kelly says:

    1. Mood: Eh.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Never! I live in France, I would absolutely die if I did my makeup in the car.

    3. List three of your best attributes. My eyes, my hair, and my awesome dance moves.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Nah.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Generally opposed. Brings back nightmares of 7th grade.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Ben L’Oncle Soul, so I could win his heart and marry him and love him forever.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Mac OSX Lion! Only $29!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? In Italy.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? My Jansport backpack. Classy huh.

    10. Weekly goals: Run three more times, learn two more songs on gee-tar.

  2. Marina says:

    1. Mood: not bad
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Not really but sometime I apply it AT work before I start working lol
    3. List three of your best attributes. I am persistent, I am good at observing things and I have a sense of humour
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? YES!
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I like them
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? James McAvoy. Do I really need to explain ;)
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about the bird, everybody knows that the bird is a word… LOL
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Several hours in spa than watching good films at home and an amazing dinner with wine.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A black one from a Spanish brand Stradivarius
    10. Weekly goals: make the small steps of faith and don’t despair!

  3. Alison says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Only lipstick or gloss

    3. List three of your best attributes. friendly, generous and a survivor

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? No, not colours but I am loving Chanel Rose Platine which brightens my eyes

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Nah, I’m not a fan – especially not those croc things

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Either same as you or Jared Leto (of course!)

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Misfits, an awesome UK tv series. Kinda a low budget heroes with teenage criminals doing community service together. Hilarious!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? On that lunch with either Jared or Johnny (in my dreams!)

    9. What purse are you carrying today? A cute dusty lilac Radley bag I have had for years

    10. Weekly goals: Get myself all glammed up (tan, haircut, nails etc) for my friends wedding on Sat. Try and fit in some exercise too!

  4. Kristiana says:

    1. Mood: A little bored. My experiment this afternoon got cancelled, so just trying to pass the time until I can go home
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?: Not really. Although I always carry a mini mascara with me because thats often the one thing I sometimes forget, and the one thing that makes me look most awake in the morning.
    3. List your three best attributes: I’m a great listener, apparently I’m funny, and my friends always come first :)
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?: The brightest I get for eyeliner is a royal blue
    5. How do you feel about clogs?: Not a fan
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, who would it be and why?: Sir Elton John. Grew up with my mom playing his music and I’m a big fan
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about ______?: DAVIDsTEA!!!!! I’ve been going since they opened in Montreal in 2008, but they’ve only recently really taken off in Canada. You can order online from the states. AMAZING! Great teas and always coming up with new and creative ideas, perfect for a tea addict like myself
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?: Sailing in Stone Harbour, NJ :)
    9. What purse are you carrying today?: Lululemon Effortless Tote. Not really a purse, but I’ve got my laptop and yoga gear with me today.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish a set of experiments at my lab before my supervisor leaves on vacation, and finish the second book from the Hunger Games :)

    Are you going to Vancouver Canada? If so, I can give you ideas of great places to see and eat :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kristiana,

      Yup, I’m going to Vancouver, BC. :) I’ll be staying in the downtown area and am comfortable with traveling to other parts of the city via public transportation. I have two full days to explore, and I can’t wait! Any must-see things to do along with food/shopping/fun recs would be really helpful!

      • Kristiana says:

        First off, for dinner The Keg steakhouse is a must. They only have a couple of locations in the states, but it’s very popular up here. Amazing food.

        The Biodiversity Museum is really nice. They have a full skeleton of a blue whale on exhibit which is absolutely spectacular.
        You should take a trip around Stanley Park, giant trees and totem poles.
        Robson Street is the shopping district in Vancouver. Not quite sure where the locations are in Vancouver exactly, but you should check out DAVIDsTEA if you are a tea lover like me. Canadian grown company :)
        If you want to be a little more adventurous, you could either take the ferry for a day-trip to Vancouver Island (Victoria is quite quaint), or a bit closer is Grouse Mountain where you can take the gondola up to the top where there is a nice restaurant.
        Also, much of the Winter Olympics stuff is still in place, although it’s a little dispersed throughout the city.

        Too bad you’re not going for longer because you could have gone to see Whistler.

        Let me know what you end up doing and how you enjoyed your trip :)

  5. Lucie says:

    Mood:
    Hanging in there!

    Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    Not a full face, no, though I might touch up my lipstick or something of that nature. I don’t wear makeup to work anyway, I’d just sweat it off.

    List three of your best attributes.
    Physically I was blessed with a fast metabolism and most styles of hair and makeup look good on me, I can rock almost any cut or colour. Personality-wise I’m always up for anything! Skip school to go to a gypsy-themed rave in nyc? Sure!

    Do you ever apply bright eyeliners?
    I use bright eyeshadow to line my lower lashline; lime greens and teals and oranges and pinks!

    What’s your take on clogs?
    Whatever floats your boat, but on me? No.

    If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Dita von Teese! She’s so intelligent and interesting, not to mention a style icon.

    Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    Nori and tamari flavoured rice cakes? So. Good.

    If you were given one day this week to do anything you want, anywhere you want to do it, what would you do?
    I would go to India and visit the Karni Mata temple of rats. Strange but true…I’ve always wanted to visit and drink saucers of milk with the ‘holy ones’!

    What purse are you carrying today?
    I don’t own a purse…pockets work okay.

    Weekly goals:
    Get some more exercise in, enroll in a GED prep class, polish my boots.

  6. Terri says:

    Happy birthday Karen!

    1. Mood: Energetic/frantic (so much work to do and so little time)

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No (if I don’t make time before I leave home, it’s not happening :) )

    3. List three of your best attributes: Hmm… I am a good listener, I have a good sense of humor, and I am a very good baker (if I do say so myself)

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I am very bad at applying eyeliner at all, so no.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? I’m indifferent

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? I would have lunch with Jon Stewart. He’s funny, he’s intelligent, and I would love to sit down and talk current events with him.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about Company the Musical coming to a movie theatre near you? It was taped from the New York Philharmonic’s concert (starring Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, and Stephen Colbert), and I’m psyched about seeing it on the big screen.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would love a in San Francisco to escape the madness of the East Coast. I would shop, sight see, and get afternoon tea at the Rotunda.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? I’m carrying a light purple purse that I got super cheap from No More Rack. It doesn’t even have a brand name, but it was $12 so I can’t complain!

    10. Weekly goals: Finish finalizing birthday gifts and plans for several of my friends, work on my dissertation, and clean my apartment.

  7. Barb says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good considering it’s a Monday.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Only lipstick. If I’m running late, I’ll do my eyes and anything else when I get into work.

    3. List three of your best attributes. My smile, I’m very easygoing and very loyal.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Eh, sometimes.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? I agree with you 100%. I’d be walking weird because I’d think they are going to come off my feet.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Hmm, this is tough. Just on the hotness scale, I’d say Brad Pitt or Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Being Human, a show on SyFy. The original is a BBC show which I’ve been watching and totally addicted to. I also love Game of Thrones. It was a little slow in the beginning but it’s great now.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? At the beach, reading and relaxing.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? A Coach purse my boss bought me for Christmas.

    10. Weekly goals: Exercise, exercise, exercise :)

  8. Jenna says:

    1. Mood: Happy, it’s my 25th birthday!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Never.

    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m funny; smart (just successfully finished 1st year of law school- woohooo!); and kind.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I have bright eyeliner but I really don’t use it, sadly.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Erm, not for me.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Donald Glover, because he’s hilarious and I admire all he’s done thus far in life (he’s so young!)

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Community- tv show. It’s hilarious!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I have a free day today, and I’m stumped.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? An old black leather Cole Haan purse from years and years ago. They hold up well!

    10. Weekly goals: Get into the swing of things at my summer job; spend more time outdoors

  9. Jessi says:

    1. Mood: Content. Things are going pretty well. :)

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? I go to school and I drive there, so putting makeup on the way probably wouldn’t be the best idea!

    3. List three of your best attributes. Smart(ish), loyal, and open minded

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Yes! If I’m feeling lazy I’ll just throw on some bright eyeliner and mascara and call it a day.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? I think only Mario Batali, the Dutch, and Smurfs can get away with wearing them

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Um, I can’t really think of one. i would much rather have lunch with someone I know

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Game of Thrones! I have to agree with you Karen!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Sleeping late, buying makeup, spending time with my family :)

    9. What purse are you carrying today? some random grey one I always use

    10. Weekly goals: STUDY! Summer semester started today and I can’t get behind!
    Jessi recently posted … Week 9- Shopping my Stash for Untried Polish- Orly Luxe

  10. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood: is hungry a mood?
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? nope since I drive myself
    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m loyal, loving, and easily amused
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? occasionally
    5. How do you feel about clogs? not for me!
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? tough one… I’d pick Heidi Klum since she seems like a great wife and mom
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? house hunters on vacation? this is my new fave show, lol. go HGTV!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I’d sleep in and then go shopping!
    9. What purse are you carrying today? my lovely JJ Cole diaper bag
    10. Weekly goals: go to lowe’s for some house stuff…

  11. Nicky Bromow says:

    1. Mood: bored, Im off work for a month and I read all my blogroll, nothing more to read!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Nevah! I wake up 2 hours before going to work, gives me enough time to take 2 coffees and apply my makeup

    3. List three of your best attributes. My eyes are stunning, not only me saying that, but everyone I know. Im a good wife, knows how to make my hub happy and Im a great listener

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? almost never, except when I wear blue

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Have no clue what it is. Im a frog you know!

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? It would be Varda Etienne, a celebrity here in Quebec, she’s bipolar, like me, and I would like to know more on how she copes with it

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Musings of a Muse? She’s the most prolific blogger that I know of, about 12 posts A DAY! Karen you are good second in my list for the number of posts a day. Good for you! I never miss a single post you put up!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I’d spend it at my family cabin, enjoying a nice glass of wine on the patio with a good book

    9. What purse are you carrying today? its a small purse in the shape of a converse running shoe, with the sole and all! very cute! I’ve had it for at least 6 years now

    10. Weekly goals: not being bored all the time, blogging, watching movies and reading that great book I’ve just started

    Happy B-Day in advance! and have a great trip to Vancouver!

  12. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Not too shabby! The weather was FANfreakinTASTIC this weekend, and it definitely boosted my mood!
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    I used to, when I live in Seattle and took the bus. Now I walk to work… applying anything more complicated than tinted lip balm is not really an option, lol!
    3. List three of your best attributes.
    I’m a hard worker, I *can* be smart, and I get along with almost everybody I meet.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    Sometimes, fo sho! It’s not a typical look for me, but I like to sport it every once in a while.
    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    I like ‘em. I don’t own a pair, but I want to get some – Birkenstocks, in particular!
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Hmmm… maybe Ellen Page, because she seems really down to earth and fun.
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    How tasty rhubarb is?! Seriously. That stuff is the shiz. nit.
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    OMG at the beach. Being surrounded by mountains is cool and all, but I desperately miss being away from salty, briny, oceany water.
    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    My typical… a timbuktu bag, yay! I’ve been in need of a new bag/purse for ages, but this thing just won’t die.
    10. Weekly goals:
    To get all prepared for my trip to Seattle, woohoo!

    In terms of Vancouver (BC, I’m assuming), if you get a chance you should check out Granville Island! There’s an awesome little market and a SUPER tasty brewery (if you or your hub are into beer, it’s a must-see), and you can get there on this adorable tiny little ferry :)

  13. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: Blech. Monday blues maybe, but this cloudy cold weather isn’t helping. Sun is on the horizon though! I can’t wait!
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Never. I drive to work, but I’m a pretty timely person so I’m never really in a place that I “run out of time.” I wish I was a little more spontaneous!
    3. List three of your best attributes. Hmmmm…Organized, friendly and silly. :)
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Not really…I have a pretty aqua green liner (that’s the ONLY colored bright liner I own) and being that I’m pushing 31 and work in a law firm, it doesn’t give my many opportunities to sport it. :)
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I don’t own any. Enough said!
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Oh wow…probably Reese Witherspoon. She seems so normal and easy to talk to. If I just wanted to sit there and lust, Zac Efron. I’m such a cougar!
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The Voice? I just watched a marathon on E this weekend (since the weather was so icky!) and I kind of fell in love. It’s super fun. :) Queue the DVR!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? The practical side of my says, cleaning my house, but the fanciful side of my says, hiking, eating good food and take a really long shower!
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My new B. Makowsky black lizard print bag. I love it!
    10. Weekly goals: Clean the house a little each night, cook dinner at least three times, andtry to enjoy time with my hubby!

    Have an awesome week!

  14. Cindy says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired and hungry. Ate a lame breakfast this morning which is not like me at all.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    I used to apply while driving to work, but thankfully stopped because it’s so dangerous. I ride the shuttle to work in the mornings now but I’m too embarrassed to do it, I have no idea why. Maybe lipstick, but that’s it.

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    Funny, good problem solver, patient (for the important stuff).

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    Nope. Blackest black liquid liner—and that’s it.

    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    I feel they are for gardeners or kindergarten teachers. But, sometimes, they look good in the high heel version with an interesting cut (seventies style). Not the classic kind though.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Conan O’Brien. Other than my unhealthy obsession with him, I think it’s pretty self explanatory. Everything he says makes me do the cackle-laugh.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    Priti nailpolishes? They are formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, camphor, and cruelty free, 100% vegan and my latest obsession. The colors are amazing, and they are very long lasting.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    Hmm. With my three siblings and their respective beautiful children. Sigh. :)

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    Mustard yellow cross body. It’s small and carries only what I need, hands free. But it’s getting pretty beat up and I need a new springy summery color. Time for splurge.

    10. Weekly goals:
    I leave to Vegas on Friday so my ultimate goal is get all my work stuff done by mid-day Thursday, get all my last minute shopping done before Wed, and PACK *not* on Friday morning!!
    Cindy recently posted … Get Out of My Life

  15. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Sad..Federer lost…..
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No I can’t even apply it right while staying still. I can’t imagine what I would look like if I was on something moving while trying to apply.
    3. List three of your best attributes. Smart, generous and persistent
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? No I wish I knew how to do it right
    5. How do you feel about clogs? Depends
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Angelina Jolie. I think she is an inspiration
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The potstickers that Street cart is selling..You get 5 for 3.50 and they are GOOODDDD
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Being lazy
    9. What purse are you carrying today? Longchamp..My black hole..Things go in and they never come out.
    10. Weekly goals: Gym and to start running

  16. Taffy says:

    1. Mood: Pensive, I’ve been thinking about lots of things lately.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Never! Why kill the mystery? Besides, I actually enjoy the feeling of putting makeup on my face & it just wouldn’t feel the same if I rushed through it.

    3. List three of your best attributes. I am loyal, am always looking for opportunites to learn and I make a great cheesecake!

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Yup! Usually during the summertime.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? I feel utter hatred…sorry!

    6. if you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Tom Hiddleston who played Loki in Thor. He’s not really my type but I find him intriguing for some reason and I liked his performance so much I found myself wishing he’d beat Thor!

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? About singer Anna Calvi? She’s awesome and unlike most female recording artists today, she wears pants!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would go to Montreal and spend it with the man that I am very fond of.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? Not carrying one today.

    10. Weekly goals: Find a job, exercise, continue writing my “graphic novel” , read 3 books by Sunday, clear off my drafting board, maybe see a movie and enjoy a nice bottle of wine over the weekend.
    Taffy recently posted … Anna Calvi &amp Bullish On OPI

  17. Hyzenthlay says:

    1. Mood: One more day, one more day, one more day.
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Not usually. Sometimes lipstick or lipgloss, but that’s it!
    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m patient, caring, and intelligent.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Yes, although I haven’t worn it much this year. I just got the MUFE liquid liners and accidentally grabbed the aqua color instead of the navy blue color. I am taking it as a sign that I should wear aqua blue liner this summer :)
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I LOVE my J-41s. They give me 2.5 inches AND I can’t even tell that I’m wearing heels! I definitely need to stock up on them for next year so that I have a bigger variety to wear to school. I’ve definitely gotten shlubby in my dress to work (really hard to want to dress nicely when your day frequently consists of students cursing you out as they leave your classroom).
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Hm, I guess I’d like to meet Natalie Portman. Oo, or Jon Stewart!
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The Killing, amazing show that’s so unlike everything else on American TV :)
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I will get one of these in TWO days! I intend to sleep in, lazily drink coffee and bum around online, then sit and read for a while. Perhaps I’ll run some errands, perhaps I’ll take a lazy day at home :)
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A peachy-pinky Perlina (I think) that I found at Marshalls.
    10. Weekly goals: MAKE IT THROUGH THE LAST TWO DAYS OF SCHOOL

    11. Definitely go to the Farmer’s Market on Granville Island in Vancouver! Also, there in an amazing botanical garden that should be STUNNING this time of year.

  18. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Ridiculously giddy (like when you’re overtired and can’t stop giggling).
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No, I’m a big driver so that would be totally unsafe. :)
    3. List three of your best attributes. I think I’m smart, witty and honest.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I’m hanging my head in shame. I almost wore a color today! In the end, brown won out… again.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? No, I agree, they’re so clunky on me. Full disclosure, I have a hard time wearing flip flops, too.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Alex Ovechkin because he is hockey awesomeness!
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Alex Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron’s finger; and Max LaPierre subsequently taunting Bergeron. Ah, the Stanley Cup finals. I must be one of the most immature people on earth because I think this is so funny and ridiculous. It’s not very sportsmanlike, but Pats was wearing a hockey glove, so really no harm done. Except to Burrows’ rep because now he’s a biter!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? With the fam and friends in Hawaii, because I so want to go there and have not yet been!
    9. What purse are you carrying today? Purse free, as usual. :)
    10. Weekly goals: Help the boys with their school projects, get them a new goldfish (rip Franklin), help out at their b’ball practice and keep the house looking halfway decent. Oh, and get the rest of my veggies/annuals planted.

  19. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Tired. I need to see some sunshine soon up here in Nor Cal or I will be perpetually sleepy.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?

    I’ve never taken public transportation to work, so, no. I have quickly applied some in the parking lot while still in the car, though, when I’ve been running super late.

    3. List three of your best attributes.

    I’m open to new ideas, I encourage and react with enthusiasm to the creativity of those around me, and I’m compassionate and accepting.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?

    I love to do a bright purple or royal blue with neutral shadow.

    5. How do you feel about clogs?

    Comfortable, practical, but not terribly stylish.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?

    Jon Hamm. He’s great to look at, he’s got a great sense of humor from what I’ve seen in interviews, and he seems intelligent enough to carry on a great conversation.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?

    the lonesome loser? Okay, sorry, you know I always flash back to lyrics from 70s and 80s tunes!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?

    I would travel to somewhere warm and sunny and spend the day exploring art galleries, shops, and great little restaurants.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?

    My usual — it’s a cross-body Kathy Van Zeeland in a metallic taupe color. Goes with everything.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Catch up on a whole bunch of errands that I had to put off due to our wacky June rain.

  20. Kaleigh says:

    Hey Karen! and Happy early Birthday!!

    I absolutely love your blog. I have been reading it for about a year now and this is the first time I have commented. I LOVE your Monday poll – every Monday I grab a Starbucks Americano on my way in to work and then just sit and enjoy the poll before I get my day started. Thank you SO much forgiving me something to look forward to on the dreaded Monday morning.

    I just wanted to give you a few tips on Vancouver. I am from Calgary, Alberta and have Family in Coquitlam so I usually head out that way every summer.

    1) Stanley Park – this is such a beautiful place near the water with the biggest trees I have ever seen. Also nearby is the Vancouver Aquarium (which is awesome). Really I would say this is a must!!

    2) Chinatown Night Market – this is a such cool place to walk around and just see the most random crazy things. People are selling little trinkets, jewelry, etc…Plus they have the best food! (only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nighs…try googling for more info)

    3) Best Sushi around! I’m not sure if you’re a fan or not but Van City has the best sushi – sooo fresh!!

    4) HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY! Grab a drink in one of the pubs on Robson Street and take in the Stanley Cup playoffs! There will be a ton of Canadians down there cheering on the Vancouver Canucks!!

    5) Granville Island – great place to eat and shop!

    6) Also something a bit romantic for the Anniversary (Congratulations!!). There are a lot of whale watching boats you can take out. Some serve lunch or wine/crackers and cheese for the boat ride out.

    7) Downtown is always really nice – you could visit the Olympic Cauldron. I believe they will be re-lighting it this week for the playoff games in Boston.

    I hope that this helps!

    Enjoy Van City!! I hope that you love it as much as I do :)

    Kaleigh

  21. Saffron says:

    Oooh I love Vancouver, the Chinatown there is dynamite and don’t forget to hit up one of the first Lush shops ever and to add a second tea recomendation, Murchie’s tea is out of this world! BC can do tea. :)

    1. Mood:
    Manic. Had a great phone screen for a very rare senior technical nonprofit job this AM, interview later this week, woohoo!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    I don’t usually wear makeup to work – I live by a “only wear fun makeup” rule.

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    My fabulous rack! er wait I mean my big sense of humor, my soft heart, and my powerful drive.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    Honey, I wear bright everything. ;)

    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    No way! I wear some sensible shoes but if I’m gonna be comfortable there are much more practical (like shoes that don’t fall off by accident!) and attractive.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    I’m a huge nerd so all my celebrity interests would bore the daylights out of less geeky folk. Ira Glass would be near the top of the list.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    My fabulous rack! er I mean, the latest kittens on http://www.theittybittykittycommittee.com/ ? Legendary cute.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    Probably looking for a new job and chilling with the cats. Boring I know, but one day doesn’t allow for a whole lot of creativity. :)

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    I don’t own a purse! I carry a big rei backpack with my workout gear, books, sketchpad, and about 43,000 lipglosses.

    10. Weekly goals:
    I have some studying to do for this interview, some work to do for my gaming group, and I’ve been working out like a fiend so I hope to stay on track there. Have a good one all!

  22. Trisha says:

    Okay, this might sound weird, but that flower picture looks like there’s a little blond cheerleader with a yellow uniform and pink pom-poms in each flower…

    Anyway.

    1. Mood: Pretty good, although I totally feel like napping or laying out in the sun on a blanket.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Almost never. But there have been a select few times I applied it in a moving car. Don’t worry: I wasn’t the driver.

    3. List three of your best attributes. Positive, kind, beautiful.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Rarely. I tend to go brighter in eye shadow and keep the liner black or brown.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? I’ve hated them always. I think they’re…ugly.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Meg Cabot. She’s considered a celebrity, right? She’s my writing-related role model.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The new show, Once Upon a Time? It starts in the fall and is about a girl who winds up in a town where all the residents are living dual lives in the real world and in a fairy tale–and they don’t know it. Sounds cool! (Speaking of Game of Thrones, George RR Martin is coming to the local Sci Fi convention in my town next year. Yeah, I’m totally going.)

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? If money were no object, I’d fly off to some tropical place and spend the day lounging, reading, eating and swimming.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? I made it myself. Black pinstripe on the outside and strawberry fabric on the inside (from some Strawberry Shortcake sheets). Yeah, I make my own purses.

    10. Weekly goals: Be awesome. Like always.
    Trisha recently posted … Nutrisystem Nation Week 8 Results in Pounds and Inches

  23. jen. says:

    1. Mood: Ho-hum.
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No way! I have a hard enough time making everything look good under non-shaky conditions. I have seen people applying their makeup on the DRIVE to work, which is even worse (fine if you’re the passenger, I guess, but not so much when you’re supposed to be watching the road).
    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m calm, sarcastic, and creative.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Not too often. Right now the wildest color I have is a darkish purple. I want to pick up a couple of the NYX liners you reviewed recently, but I haven’t seen any in stores yet.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I wore them in like, 5th grade. That’s enough for me.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? John Waters. I think he is so weird and cool, and I wish he could be my uncle who would be like, the black sheep of the family.
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Parks and Recreation… I’ve been watching reruns on hulu. So funny!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? This is my problem! I’m on summer vacation (I work at a school) and can do basically whatever I want and I feel so stuck. It’s too much pressure! Luckily, I am going to work for two days this week (only 5 hours a day, though). Last week I had jury duty for two days, so at least I’ve had something to do.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My huge Fossil bag… I need to downsize to something smaller since I’ve stopped carrying *quite* so much stuff around.
    10. Weekly goals: Convince my landlord to let me get a dog. Ha! Also, some boring stuff like bra shopping and making a dentist appointment.

    Have a great birthday and great trip, Karen!

  24. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Hungry! Work meetings prevented me from going to lunch at my normal time.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    A lot of times, I do my makeup in the car in the parking lot. I commute with my husband and he has to be at work at 8 AM sharp. I am always running late in the morning, so I’ll be dressed and have my hair done, but never have time for makeup. I’ll drop him off and then drive to my work where I’ll finish my makeup. Luckily my schedule is a lot more flexible. :-)

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    I’m patient, have a good sense of humor and I’m organized.

    4. Do you ever apply bright eyeliners?
    Not usually. I’m into neutrals, but I’d like to try a deep purple or navy.

    5. What’s your take on clogs?
    Meh, not really my thing.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Oh wow, I’m not sure – I think I’d be too star struck! I’ve been re-watching S3 of True Blood and it’d be fun to meet some of the cast.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    I’m with you on Game of Thrones. Haven’t seen the new episode yet though. Looking forward to doing that after work.

    8. If you were given one day this week to do anything you want, anywhere you want to do it, what would you do?
    Hm, if that included something fantastical like a transporter beam, I’d spend a day on the beach in Hawaii!

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A blue Nine West bag.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Go grocery shopping and finish up the household chores by Friday.

  25. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: A bit woozy and tired, but good… I had an exam today and I slept for only like 3 hours before…
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Rarely, and only when the vehicle isn’t shaking that much… and I only apply lip products on vehicles, the others would be too much (and my hand isn’t steady enough, either :D).
    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m creative, thorough (& analysing) and enthusiastic (of course about the things I like :D).
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Rarely.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? Not a fan. They’re kind of gawky and big too me.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Simon Cowell… I mean, I’m really interested in what it takes to be a successful music mogul like him… (or Matthew Gray Gubler, because he just seems so awesome :D)
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about __________? Compact Disco… they’re a Hungarian kind-of electronic band who make awesome songs—in English! (sorry I’m just so hooked up on them right now)
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Uhm… I’d meet a friend of mine, we would talk (and go to a riverside or a lush field or a place like that), or go shopping, and then watch a play at a theatre or go see a stand-up comedy show… or both! and of course, a cocktail at the end of the day and dance to good music :).
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My average (and lovely :D) big black tote :).
    10. Weekly goals: study for another exam, family friends’ garden party on Saturday, go to the theatre to snatch a ticket for this new (and seemingly cool) Hungarian musical annnnd continue to design my new room in our summer house (it’s gonna be navy, pale midtone blue, vanilla and sun yellow… with some hints of white and wooden brown)! :)

  26. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Excited! We are going to have a super warm week!
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No, I walk! Plus I would never do that – apply makeup to a dirty face > get my makeup dirty.
    3. List three of your best attributes. Independent, enduring, and inventive.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Are there other lines than bright ones?
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I’m for comfy!
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Can’t name him, but he’s an athlete that has made very well recently. (And he’s from my hometown!)
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? my latest makeup discovery
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? If it were free from my problems too, I would eat ‘normal’ food I usually can’t eat.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A Longchamp one.
    10. Weekly goals: I’m going to a royal garden party!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Rita,

      How exciting! What are you wearing to the garden party?

      • Rita says:

        I have a white based dress with lime and black leaves, black heels and a black bag. It’s going to be more than +80 F, so I’m taking a (japanese) fan. I do have a black straw hat, but I think I’m not going to wear it.

  27. Rebecca says:

    I don’t know if you’re a fan, but the Stanley Cup Finals are going on right now and Game 5 (if necessary) will be Friday night in Vancouver at Rogers Arena. Should be a pretty fired-up atmosphere around the arena and in sports bars, because hockey’s very popular and Vancouver has never won the Cup before and they probably will this year (sorry Bruins! I still love you!) There will likely be extra crowds and traffic in the area that night and extra people in town.
    In other news, the area along the coast north of Vancouver is really one of the most beautiful places on the planet – I hope you get to see it. Have fun!

  28. JaNelle says:

    1. Mood: Still sleepy! I woke up feel exhausted and it’s only gotten worse … blah
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? I’ve always had to drive to work; but red lights were a green light to apply lipstick for me.. shameful I know
    3. List three of your best attributes. empathic, funny, dependable
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? sure do.. love it
    5. How do you feel about clogs? they are a don’t
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Jill Scott.. the woman is deep! And so insightful
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? the folding tool on HSN .. i ordered one yesterday. can’t wait for it to arive
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? on the beach eating seafood
    9. What purse are you carrying today? some no name black bag..
    10. Weekly goals: finish my todo list; seriously clean the bathrooms..e ww

    • Karen says:

      Hi JaNelle,

      Oh, good call on Jill Scott! I saw her in concert a few years ago and she was amazing. She seems really down to earth and fun.

  29. Nina says:

    1. Mood: feelin a-ok!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? no. i drive to work so it might be a tad dangerous.

    3. List three of your best attributes. persistent, helpful and sympathetic.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? yes! UD Flipside is my fave!

    5. How do you feel about clogs? they look weird on me since i have short legs.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? id have lunch w/ our city mayor.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? how hot it is in houston today? omg.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? id roam around a bookstore, have tea alone and go grocery shopping!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? a gray lesportsac tote.

    10. Weekly goals: catch up on my work backlog!

    • Karen says:

      I feel the same way about clogs — they just don’t seem to help with the whole “I’m shorter than short” thing. :)

      So, interesting choice for your celebrity lunch. Why the city mayor?

  30. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Whew–a bit worn out! My toddler is pushing his boundaries, and I’m enjoying his naptime as quiet time for me!
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? I stay at home, so I’ll say that if my husband’s driving anywhere, I’m probably doing my makeup in the passenger seat.
    3. List three of your best attributes. Generosity, patience, and intelligence.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Oh yes. A bit of UD’s Electric on the lash line and I’m set.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? Not so much. One step up from Crocs.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Oo. I think Jamie Oliver. I’d love to pick his brain about raising a family healthily.
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? iCloud! iCloud!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? On a beach with white sand, the bluest water, palm trees, and a Corona in my hand. Jimmy Buffett on the iPod, and a few good books. A ridiculously plush beach towel. And maybe it should be on my own little island…the ferry can come get me at nightfall. :)
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My new Coach Kristin tote! I got the icy Cinderella dress blue color, and I am in L-O-V-E.
    10. Weekly goals: Drink the water. Take deep breaths with the little one. Snuggle my kitty. Get to the weekend. :)

  31. Casey says:

    1. Mood: drained…went to a not-so-fun bridal shower yesterday. I left after 5 hours!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Not lately.

    3. List three of your best attributes. Sense of humor, great listener and loyal

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Sometimes, but I am a little scared of blue eyeliner.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? No thanks!

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Alexander Skarsgard…just because.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding? I don’t know why, but I can’t get enough of that show!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would magically send myself to the beach with my husband.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? My giant ;) Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo in black. I love that bag.

    10. Weekly goals: Hit the gym and find the patience that I lost!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Casey,

      Oh no… what happened at the bridal shower?

      • Casey says:

        Games, games, games! I am not a huge fan of bridal shower games, so it was a bit much. I left after 30 minutes of the bride opening presents. I am really happy for her, but the shower was too much.

  32. Bronwyn says:

    Karen, I’ve never posted before, but I live most of my summers in Vancouver and am outrageously excited that you’re going!
    If you’re looking for good restaurants Trafalger’s on West 16th is delicious, plus they’re connected to a place next door that actually has hundreds of different kinds of desserts! And Raincity, on Denman has delicious food, plus it’s all 100 mile! And their fish and chips are delicious.
    Stanley park is a must as well. It’s beautiful, and a fantastic place to have a picnic.
    First Beach, right off of Denman is also beautiful. You’re sitting on a beach, surrounded by skyscrapers, looking at the rockies! Gorgeousgorgeousgorgeous.
    And go to Granville Island, it’s so beautiful, and there are so many exciting little shops and things to do there.
    Plus, if you like Wicked, it’s showing there right now.
    Ah, wall of text. But, I hope I was helpful!

  33. BettyS says:

    1. Mood: Stressed. Potty training my son and working on deadline.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Nope, I work from home!

    3. List three of your best attributes. Dependability, honesty, efficiency.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Nope.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Not for me and my skinny ankles.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Ron Paul, to tell him to step up his game.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would go a day spa and relax and get spoiled rotten with a massage and facial.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? Kipling Ayati tote (the Mom bag).

    10. Weekly goals: Get my son to be able to pull his training pants up and down.

  34. Suri says:

    1. Mood: happy. I had the honor of attending a vow renewal for a 25 year wedding anniversary and I’ve been feeling the love alll weekend <3
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Only lipstick/gloss. I have this weird ritual in the morning where as I wait for the car to heat up I put on my lips but I already did my face in the house.
    3. List three of your best attributes. loyal, generous, caring
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Nope. I barely do any liner at all actually.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? No thank you!
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Drew Barrymore. She seems really down to earth but still full of substance. I'd think it would be an awesome conversation!
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Avon? Seriously I'm not selling (my mom does). I used to be a snob and turned my nose up at their stuff but their makeup has come alongggg way.
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? sleep, brunch, beach, dinner and drinks with friends and hubs and then a romantic night on the beach.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My orange Avon purse which looks like a Michael Kors copy!
    10. Weekly goals: Finish allll my work stuff since I'm drowning in it, work out 2xs and get some rest.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Suri,

      Funny you should mention that particular lipstick/gloss ritual. I had a roommate who did the exact same thing! Whenever I’d catch a ride to school with her I’d end up doing my lips in the car, too.

      Have a great week!

  35. Jen says:

    1. Mood: ready to leave work
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? no, I walk to work
    3. List three of your best attributes. organized, calm, intelligent
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? no
    5. How do you feel about clogs? my feet are too narrow
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Julianne Moore – because she’s amazingly beautiful and chooses cool movie roles
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? wandering the streets of Paris
    9. What purse are you carrying today? MZ Wallace baby Jane glazed linen
    10. Weekly goals: Get to gym more regularly

    Re: Vancouver. The dept store, Holt Renfrew, (similar to Barney’s) still carries Shu Uemura cosmetics! They also have Burberry (I have no counter near me). Granville Island and Stanley Park’s seawall walk are both wonderful. Kamei Royale for sushi (corner of Burrard and W. Georgia)

  36. Tessa says:

    1. Mood: Good, going to bed after a long day :)
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No, but I go to school by bike so that would not work!
    3. List three of your best attributes. I can work hard if necessary, am a good teacher and good at science related subjects.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Sometimes, if I feel like it. I might try again tomorrow.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? Nah, I am Dutch and we somehow always seem to be thought of to wear them, so I’ll not conform to this stereotype.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? It would be Adele, her voice is so amazing and she really seems like a fun person too!
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about Sleek? It is a brand from the UK and I love it!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? With my little brother, I think we would go sailing together. It really bonds and he’s 11 now, so he kinda needs that.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A bag from Cowboy’s Bag. It still kinda smells like farm (or leather) but it is so nice!
    10. Weekly goals: Make sure to take enough food with me for the day, I get grumpy when I’m hungry and waste half an hour trying to get my sugar level back to normal!

  37. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Six hours of chem class and lab are rough.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Nope, I drive and that could end very badly.

    3. List three of your best attributes. Intelligence, sass, humor.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I usually stick to dark brown and grey.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Nay. Everyone sounds like a Clydesdale horse when wearing them

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Ava Gardner, she died the day I was born, literally hours apart. My Granny likes to think her drama got passed to me.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? From Family Guy, Have you heard about the bird.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Spending it outside with the boyfriend and his dog and then going to eat at a nice restaurant.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? Vera Wang for Kohl’s, it’s navy, grey, and black canvas with gold hardware.

    10. Weekly goals: Survive chemistry, enjoy the winery on Friday with my Mum and Granny

  38. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: pretty good, I’m all registered for classes!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Very rarely, and if I do it’s only lipstick.

    3. List three of your best attributes.: patience, and I’m good at science-y stuff haha.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?: nope, I tend to keep my eyes very natural with the exception of some mascara

    5. How do you feel about clogs?: ehh, not my favorite

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?: Bill Murray! Just because I love him

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?: sorry, I’m blanking on this one!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?: the aquarium, knitting, teatime with friends

    9. What purse are you carrying today?: gray H&M faux leather bag

    10. Weekly goals: Not die in this nasty heat wave we’re gonna have this week!

  39. DonnaN says:

    1. Mood: Happy—nothing like a 10wk old baby to brighten your mood!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Lipgloss and powder, but nothing to the eye—don’t want to take out an eyeball or anything!

    3. List three of your best attributes. Sense of Humor, Loyalty, Attention to Detail

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Usually during the summer months

    5. How do you feel about clogs? A winter season staple only

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Matt Damon–I really admire his philanthropic work with third-world countries.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Karen’s AWESOME lipgloss that MAC is producing? I can’t WAIT to try it!!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would get a massage & facial and then radically change my look with a haircut and color—I need a makeover desparately!!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? I no longer carry a purse, persay—more of diaper bag, but I do have a cute new wallet from Vera Bradley!!

    10. Weekly goals: Keep up with the laundry and vacuum before Thursday, when my MIL is coming to visit the baby!

  40. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood: Happy. Picking up the BF from the airport after his visit to the Bay (jealous he got to go and I didnt)

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? I drive to work so that would be highly unsafe but I have been known to apply lipstick and/or gloss in a car

    3. List three of your best attributes. caring, forgives and forgets easily, persistent

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? yep, I am a sucker for a nice blue

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Ive been looking for a nice brown leather pair

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? um…I really can’t think of any. Im not too into that kind of thing.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Le Metier de Beaute? Best line out there. I love everything I’ve tried!

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Do I have endless funds? Because I’m thinking shopping in NYC!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? brown H&M messanger bag

    10. Weekly goals: Finish unpacking, get thy butt to the gym
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  41. shelby says:

    hey karen, i live in vancouver and the city is CRAZY right now (for hockey). if you’re planning on going to a bar to watch the game i’d suggest getting there an hour to two hours beforehand because the bars fill up quick and then you cant get in, also, the streets will be crazy, i was down town on saturday and they are so packed you cant even walk, it’s pretty amazing. but for sight seeing i would recommend going for a stroll along the seawall, you could take the gondola up to the top of grouse mountain, grab some all you can eat sushi at shabusen on burrard st, but be prepared to wait because it’s always crazy busy there. Granville island is always fun, if the weather is nice check out kits beach, there’s lots of great restaurants there, the shopping on robson st and granville st is great, you could check out stanley park, always beautiful scenery there

  42. Robyn says:

    Hi Karen

    I live in Vancouver as well! So cool that you’re coming to visit. I’m sure most of these have been mentioned by now, but Granville Island and Robson St. are must sees. The UBC campus is beautiful, and they have an amazing biodiversity museum. Have fun! :)

  43. Kerry says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. I had today off, so I spent most of it by the pool. :)

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Nope. Even though I live near DC, all of the traffic I hit is before the first Metro stop, so I just drive.

    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m hard-working, an adrenaline junkie, and organized

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Very rarely. Usually purple. But when I do, it’s only on my upper or lower lashlines – not both.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Opposed. My feet shouldn’t work that hard to keep shoes on!
    Plus, they’re really clunky. You can find shoes that are cute AND comfy!

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? I like yours – Johnny Depp! Or George Clooney. Mmmm…I love George.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? My new baby? I adopted a kitty two weeks ago. She’s a sweetheart.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would wake up early (not so early that I’m tired, though), go for a run, maybe read by the pool. Do my nails, watch some tv or catch a movie, and see some friends for dinner/drinks. Nighttime would be spent with my fiance – and the cat!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? None. Day off, so I haven’t gone anywhere but the pool!

    10. Weekly goals: This is sad, but I don’t know if I have any this week! I guess just to get through this week, since my mom is coming to visit next week.

  44. Neetha says:

    1. Mood: Happy :)
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No.
    3. List three of your best attributes. Patience, Humor, Caring
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? No
    5. How do you feel about clogs? Don’t like them :(
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? –
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Pratima Skin care?
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would go to a quiet lake sit there – read a book maybe :)
    9. What purse are you carrying today? Fossil
    10. Weekly goals: None :)

  45. KAREN says:

    1. Mood: in pain! slipped and fell down on my parent’s marble staircase yesterday and bruised (and I am talking BLACK- N-BLUE)my right bootie cheek.. OOOOOWWWWWWW.. and today, i am stiff from the neck down to my tush… not fun.. sniffle.. i hurt

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? no.

    3. List three of your best attributes.- I cannot think of any right now… but my bff in college and I used to say this quote “Not only am I cute, but I am entertaining!” lolol

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Sometimes…

    5. How do you feel about clogs? eh… no.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? can’t think about that right now, I am in too much pain to think =(

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? that senator what tweeted some lewd pics? i guess he did afterall!!! lolololol doofus

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? At the beach with my man

    9. What purse are you carrying today? some Marc Jacobs that I have had hiding in my closet forever! it’s black quilted with a gold chain handle. it is actually quite nice.

    10. Weekly goals: Regardless of what happened to me yesterday, I will make it through the week and finish my planned goals.

    Have a good week Miss Karen

  46. lo says:

    1. Mood: Tired/sick, and working on physics lab reports. So not great, but not awful haha.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Nothing more than lipgloss or powder. Definitely nothing eye-related.

    3. List three of your best attributes. I’m insightful, intelligent, and determined.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Sometimes. Most of the time, I just stick to shadow, because my eyelids are naturally heavy.

    5. How do you feel about clogs? NO.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Tina Fey. She’s so normal for someone so accomplished!

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Seconding “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.” It’s all kinds of compelling/interesting/semi-awful/semi-awesome.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? At the beach, or if there were no real limits on what’s possible (it is magic, after all!), I’d love to wander the outdoor markets at Pike’s Place in Seattle with my buddy Ian! He’s never been, and I feel like we’d have a blast.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? My massive Fossil crossbody. It’s my everyday school bag, and I la-la-love it!

    10. Weekly goals: Make it through without getting sick!

  47. Grace says:

    1. Mood:
    Okay.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    Nope, I live in Southern California and drive…A LOT.

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    Loyal, good listener, relaxed.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    No but it looks cool.

    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    Don’t like them but souvenir Dutch clogs are pretty awesome.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Demetri Martin because he is amazing in every way.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    Demetri Martin. He is my absolute favorite, incredibly intelligent, comedian.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    Laying out by the pool doing NOTHING.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    My go-to purse for the past few months, a grey H&M purse that I can wear as a shoulder bag or across my body. It’s the perfect size and a great neutral color.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Continue enjoying my birthday, which was on Saturday the 4th, because I truly deserve it, especially since my mom is due to come home on Wednesday after being gone for a month taking care of my grandma who was in a coma.

  48. Ariel says:

    1. Mood:
    energized.
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    nope. sometimes at the bus stop if i’m the only one there.
    3. List three of your best attributes.
    independent, creative, motivated
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    no but maybe this summer i’ll try it
    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    clunky, but wool clogs in the winter can be cozy
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    jane goodall
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    Pinterest.com
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    daytripping it to a small town in the mountains for a picnic
    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    kate spade
    10. Weekly goals:
    - work out every day and record what i did so i can track improvements
    - cook healthy and satisfying meals
    Ariel recently posted … Pure Green Living Magazine

  49. Jessica Leigh says:

    1. Mood: A little cranky …

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    NO! I don’t understand how women are able to do that on the subway – especially when the test results of the residue on BART seats were released. Gross!

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    Wow – this should not be this hard! Loyal, funny (I think) and polite.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    Sure, as long as everything else is toned down.

    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    I don’t think that they are for me.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Ryan Reynolds, please :) Just to see what he looks like in person.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    the iCloud?

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    Brunch with my sweetie, lying on a warm beach for the afternoon and seeing a show in the evening after dinner.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    Just a leather messenger from Aldo for work.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Clean my apartment, bake something delicious, attend the beauty trend event at Nordstroms this weekend and go through my lipstick collection

  50. Elle says:

    1. Mood:
    Freaking fantastic. :)

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    Not really. I’m too much of a klutz to apply makeup in public, and I was always worried I’d drop my limited edition MAC whatever I had at the time on the dirty CTA floor, so no.

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    Sense of humor, loyalty, and thoughtfulness.

    4. Do you ever apply bright eyeliners?
    Not daily, but yes. I love a good teal eyeliner.

    5. What’s your take on clogs?
    Not a fan. Ever since my friend flushed a toilet with her clogged foot and had said clog land in the toilet, it…just seems like there’s not enough holding it to your foot. Not that I’m a perpetual foot flusher or anything. OK why am I still talking about this?

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    I like the Johnny Depp suggestion – he filmed Public Enemies by my friend’s house in Indiana and he seriously was the nicest person to everyone there and brought all of the kids who came to watch the filming fun stuff – but I’m going with Ewan McGregor on this one. I’ve had a crush on him FOREVER and just seems like such an awesome storyteller. The dude’s been around the world on a motorbike…I can’t imagine anything cooler. :)

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    I feel like it’s been a while since I discovered something on my own, but I am going to see Brandi Carlile tomorrow, and I feel like a lot of people still haven’t realized her awesomeness.

    8. If you were given one day this week to do anything you want, anywhere you want to do it, what would you do?
    Honestly I would stick around here, go to the beach with the person I like and his dogs, and just spend all day near the water.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    This blue and pink Dooney and Bourke purse that was a total steal last summer. I swear it was $50.

    Weekly goals:
    Stay happy, have fun, be grateful, and get to the beach :)

    Happy early Birthday Karen! Also if you’re going to Vancouver make sure to hit up the Capilano suspension bridge if you’re not too freaked out by heights. My best friend’s brother (they’re from BC) is huge on that sort of thing and it really is beautiful. Have fun there!!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for the early birthday wishes, Elle!

      And OHMAHGAWD I can totally see myself clogging a toilet with a clog! Funny, my BFFs and I once had a lengthy discussion about foot flushing. TMI, but I totally foot flush (learned it from my mum when I was a tiny kid). LOL… okay, I’m totally cracking up here!

  51. Emily says:

    You definately have to check out some hockey action! The city will be going crazy, you probably won’t be able to avoid it! Check out the Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain and the blue whale skeleton at UBC!

  52. Emily says:

    Also, try Tojo’s Sushi, credited with the invention of the BC roll and California roll! :)
    Emily recently posted … Canucks Game 3 Makeup

  53. Allison says:

    Vancouver is my hometown!!!!! Go check out Yaletown, Gastown, South Granville for fun boutique shopping. Robson has the major stores and is fun to walk.

    Enjoy the sights- go for a run around the seawall!!! The best in the city! Stanley Park is also great as well as Granville island- you can take a wee ferry from downtown across the bay to the best market!

    Sushi is king here but there are so many places to try!!

    Enjoy and welcome to my town. You will love it…even if it rains.

  54. Zara says:

    1. Mood: should be studying/eating dinner, because i have finals this week. i am part nervous, part stressed, but mostly excited and happy that school is almost over. and summer break is almost here!
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? no, never. i do my makeup before i do almost anything else. i’d still be putting on clothes/accessories on my way to school/work. (oh, and LOL @ boat! who takes a boat to work? that’d be interesting..)
    3. List three of your best attributes. I’d say I’m genial, expressive/creative & helpful.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Not too bright, but sometimes I’ll do purple or navy.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I think I’ll pass.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Blake Lively; I want her gorgeous legs & hair, Gerard Butler; Scottish accent, ’nuff said. Maybe Mark Wahlberg, he’s kinda cute…
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? the bird; Everbody knows that the bird is the word? LOL
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I’d like to go shopping & watch a bunch of movies.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A cute & cheap little American Eagle cross-body.
    10. Weekly goals: Study & celebrate Wednesday afternoon when school is officialy over! Hoorah!

  55. Nadine says:

    I live on Vancouver Island, so I could help! I recently went to see Wicked, and it was incredible. Its touring, but its in Vancouver for all of June. Tickets are pricey, but was so worth it!

    I don’t actually know that much about Vancouver, but I love being there. I really hope you enjoy your stay, and you get some fabulous weather!

  56. Blue says:

    Like the person above me commented, if you’re not afraid of heights, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is fun!

  57. meibaola says:

    Can’t believe this: we were born on the same day! I am too years older though…

    1. Mood: I am happy because I am managing to be very active these days.
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? I do only my lips on the public transport.
    3. List three of your best attributes. I am very determined, optimistic and loyal.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Yes, why not!
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I feel too old for that.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Karen, from makeupandbeautyblog: she is sensitive, creative and she has a great sense of humour. Plus, she is the only person in the world to whomI would not feel embarassed to show the makeup I always carry around with me ;-)
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The Mooncup? Yesterday at Pilates class the girls were wondering about it and I was happy to make an outing and confess I was actually wearing it: I have been a happy user for two years now. I love that it is eco-friendly (I hate to produce garbage) and it is so easy and convenient to use! Highly recommended :-)
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would like to go to a ballet show at the Moscow Bolshoy Theatre. I have been in Moscow many times, but always in summer, when the Bolshoy is closed :-(
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A red sport bag lined in white and branded… Kellog’s! It was a gift with purchase of course. I had tai-chi class before coming to work and I am going to yoga class right after, so you see why…
    10. Weekly goals: sorry, it’s classified ;-)

  58. astrid says:

    1. Mood: A little complicated, in general I’m trying to stay grounded. Seemed to be a little too anxious lately!

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? No. I work from home :D.

    3. List three of your best attributes. Optimistic, smart, and friendly.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Yes. It’s good for those hot summer days! (Not that we had them often in Berlin)

    5. How do you feel about clogs? I used to have a pair, but it hurts too much. So, NO.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Andrea Bocelli. I’m a huge fan and his songs inspired me the most!

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? #Trust30 challenges? It’s a 30 days writing prompt for encouraging you to look within and trust yourself. Ralphwaldoemerson.me

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I’m going to have a walk around Berlin, no destination, just go where my feet (or train) took me! Stop whenever hungry or found a nice restaurant/cafe.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? David Jones bag.

    10. Weekly goals: Keep doing the trust30 challenges. Get a haircut (today!). Organize meetups with friends. Enjoying my birthday week :).

    Happy early Birthday too, Karen and meibaola! I’m also born on June 9th :D. Turning 32 this year \o/

    • meibaola says:

      Amazing Astrid! We should have our own FB page, don’t you think (something like Makeup And Beauty Blog Fans Born on Karen’s Birthday) ;-)

  59. meimei says:

    1. Mood: Wistful. I can’t believe I’m going back to work.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? YES! But only pressed powder and lip gloss. I tried putting mascara on the bus once – did NOT work.

    3. List three of your best attributes. My persistence, my loyalty, my sense of humor.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I already have enough trouble with regular dark eyeliner as it is!

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Nah. I don’t feel like re-living the ’90s any more.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? I was going to say “any of my celebrity crushes,” but that would… er… defeat the purpose of “lunch” ;) So I’ll go ahead and say Leighton Meester, because she is awesome.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The Philippine national team for rugby! I just started following the Philippine rugby team recently and I’m hooked. I also like the new Philippine national soccer team (aka The Azkals), but the rugby guys are not as “showbiz” and a lot more fun.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? I would love to go back to Sydney and spend the whole day at the Royal Botanical Gardens. One afternoon for me during my visit just wasn’t enough!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? No purses, unfortunately, since I haven’t left the house. But I’m still carrying my Liz Claiborne wallet around.

    10. Weekly goals: Be more productive (first week of classes in the Philippine school calendar, woot woot), have my skin checked at the dermatologist, post more pictures of my Australia/NZ trip, and start mastering my new curling iron
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  60. Twyla Munden says:

    1. Mood: awake?
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? car – lipgloss
    3. List three of your best attributes. Funny, Loving, Faithful
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? yes – on vacation down south
    5. How do you feel about clogs? not my thing
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Drew Barrymore – b/c since I was a kid, I’ve been told I look like her (even though I’m older lol)
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about Clinque’s new product to minimize pores?
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Beach down south, listening to the ocean while soaking up some sun
    9. What purse are you carrying today? COACH – black
    10. Weekly goals: walk 15kms (4km done), eat healthy 80%

  61. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Tired, got up really early to work out and went back to bed…..lol.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Never,…..maybe just reapply my lippie and gloss. People on the London tube are facinated as soon as you whip out your make-up bag, thats it, its a live show !

    3. List three of your best attributes. Funny, Considerate and Faithful.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Yes, Nicki Minaj style !

    5. How do you feel about clogs? Like em, there currently ‘in’ here in London, with gold studding detail and a heel. Havent seen a pair that I have to have though.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Ummmm…..Trey Songz…….then we’d take the dessert to….*cough* yeah…moving on….

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Geordie Shore, the Geordie equivilent of the Jersey Shore…just as crazy and bad. Addictive, brain numbing TV…I feel like I need to read War and Peace after just to re-align my brain cells.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Pilates class first thing, abit of heavy shopping, some spa pampering,then dinner and drinks with friends as the sun is going to bed.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? Topshop satchel

    10. Weekly goals: To stick to what I intended to do work,exercise and eating wise. Meet up with best friend for catch up.

  62. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Mwah

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    Never! I also hate it when I see people doing their makeup while travelling.

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    People always say I’m funny, I’m very social and loyal.

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    When I’m in the mood for it yes!

    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    I absolutly hate them.. they look horrible.

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    Robert Pattinson, (he seems nice.) just to have a good, long and nice chat.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    I’m gonna do this in Dutch: Heb je al gehoord van… de zevensprong!
    It’s a kidssong.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    Probably go to a Amsterdam and spend some money on nice clothes. Haven’t been there in a while and haven’t been shopping lately.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    My big grey leather Invito bag. I use it as my purse but also my schoolbag, haha, it fits my laptop.. wich is all I need for school.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Begin with the last part of this school season..
    Stephanie recently posted … Trend- Yellow Nails

  63. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: Hungry! This whole “change of life” plan is starting to really suck!
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? I’ve been known to apply some lipstick or gloss at a traffic light but I wouldn’t even attempt anything other than lip balm on the train.
    3. List three of your best attributes. My sense of humor, smile, and I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my booty lately (thanks spinning class!)
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I have Urban Decay Stash on today which is a nice green/gold color on my waterline but that’s about as “bright” as I’ll go at work. On the weekend, maybe a nice turquoise or electric blue here and there.
    5. How do you feel about clogs? I have no feelings towards them whatsoever! (But I did have a pair in the 90s and that’s where they’ll stay)
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Hmm I was going to say Johnny Depp but I’m going to have to go with Ryan Gosling. He was on Ellen a few months back and I fell in love with his personality and sense of humor…and I think he’s easy on the eyes.
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The Bath & Body Works sale starting on Friday??? I’m making my list now!
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Sadly, I’d just shop or catch up on daytime tv. Have an absolute lazy day. I miss those.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? Black Coach tote
    10. Weekly goals: I just downloaded the MyPersonalFitness app so my goal is to keep a food diary every day and stay away from fast food during my lunch break.

  64. Iram says:

    1. Mood: can’t be bothered… lol
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? sometimes when I’m getting driven somewhere yes. Why waste time when you can just do it while going to wherever you’re going?
    3. List three of your best attributes. I can be very helpful, creative and kind :)
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? I would love to but I don’t…
    5. How do you feel about clogs? not really my thing to be honest. I cringe whenever they’re in my sight.
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Enrique Iglesias because he is awesomer than awesome. I love his music and he’s just amazing :)
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? The Vampire Diaries? BEST. SHOW. EVER.
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? probably shop alllllll day :)
    9. What purse are you carrying today? my beautiful black Dune ladybird tote bag. I’m in love.
    10. Weekly goals: to try and lose at least 2lbs every week. yes, i’m on a diet :( life sucks.
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  65. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Content
    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work? Lipgloss, but that’s as far as I go. It’s usually too packed.
    3. List three of your best attributes. caring, thoughtful, loyal.
    4. Do you do bright eyeliner? Absolutely! Rocking MAC Siahi and Ivy Fluidline a lot lately since they’re the Canucks colors!
    5. How do you feel about clogs? Not a fan to be honest. They can be heavy and hard to walk in. At least from the ones I’ve tried!
    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why? Beyonce. She’s such a star and is so driven.
    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____? Japadogs. They’re wonderful street meat (vegetarian also available :) with Japanese toppings, including teriyaki sauce, edamame and plum wine :) Delicious and only available in Vancouver. Check out their cart on Burrard and Robson, or head to their restaurant on Robson near Seymour.
    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it? Running the Stanley Park seawall.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? black leather Coach swingpack.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat well, get my workouts done in the morning and cheer on the Vancouver Canucks!

    Happy birthday & happy anniversary! Have a great trip to Vancouver. It’s my home, I know it well, especially when it comes to shopping and food. For some fabulous shopping go to Holt Renfrew, they still have Shu Uemura and are currently in clearance mode, so there are some deals to be had :) For more beauty products, The Bay has a super amazing Chanel, NARS, Lancome, Thierry Mugler, Estee Lauder and MAC counters. They’re not really counters though, they kind of have their own rooms since they’re so big. There’s also the MAC store on Robson Street :) I’d also go to Beautymark in Yaletown, they have lots of the more cosmetic boutiquey brands. For a delicious dinner, go to Glowbal, also in Yaletown. They have an amazing grilled salmon, as well as kobe beef chili and kobe beef balls. For a healthy lunch or even at 3 am, head to Kitsilano and try the Naam restaurant. It’s delicious vegetarian, try the dragon bowls. I’d also suggest Cardero’s in Coal Harbor or Boathouse in English Bay or Kitsilano (fabulous views by the way at either location :) For something different, I love Havana on Commercial Drive. They have filling Cuban food. Also on Commercial Drive are numerous Italian restaurants with enormous platters of nearly any type of pasta imaginable. If you like Japanese tapas, I’d suggest Guu on Thurlow, off Robson. It’s a fun experience with ALL of the staff greeting you and your waitress shouting your order to the chef’s.

    Friday night is Canucks game night. (Starts at 5pm) You can watch it at a few sites on big screens in downtown, just follow the crowd. :) After the game, people watch along Granville St, hopefully with lots of high-5′s and cheering.

    For a great view and a great hike, try out the Grouse Grind. It is nature’s stairclimber, so be prepared for a challenge. :) It’s all uphill with an amazing view at the end of it. Of course you can take the gondola up and down too. A run through Stanley Park or around the seawall is another great way to take in the views of Vancouver.

    BTW I don’t work for any of the above listed restaurants or sites, I am just a major foodie and love my city. HTH! :D Go Canucks go!
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  66. lexi says:

    OK, it’s Wednesday, but I’m doing the poll now…new Hump Day poll? :)

    1. Mood:
    sleeeeeeeeeeepy. was u[ until after 1am doing my anthropology homework.

    2. Do you ever apply your makeup on the train/bus/boat to work?
    I don’t take any public transport – but if I did, I probably wouldn’t do my makeup on the given vessel. I like to just chill and listen to my ipod.

    3. List three of your best attributes.
    I’m getting more patient with others (not with myself!), efficient, resourceful

    4. Do you do bright eyeliner?
    not so much. I’m not against it, I just wouldn’t wear it often enough to make it worth the purchase.

    5. How do you feel about clogs?
    I have a pair. I’m planning to work in medicine, so hopefully I will have all sorts of fun, comfy kinds of them!

    6. If you could have lunch with any celebrity alive today, whom would it be and why?
    definitely Bono. I love U2, and am very interested in his humanitarian efforts.

    7. Complete this sentence: Have you heard about _____?
    the Total Recall remake?? Colin Farrell is playing the main character. I dunno about this one.

    8. If you were magically given a free day, how would you spend it?
    sadly, at present, I would probably spend it doing homework. I’m taking 4 courses in 4 weeks this summer.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    my usual – my loved, leather-worn Kenneth Cole (that man HAS my number on handbags, yo)

    10. Weekly goals:
    to not procrastinate about my coursework, to buy new pillows for the bed – do you know how hard it is to find TRULY EXTRA FIRM king sized pillows for a bed? much less those pillows that last a while and don’t go all limp and bulky in a hurry. extra points if they are less than $20 each :(

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