Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Mar. 1

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  1. Mood:
  2. Pretty good. I have high hopes for the week.

  3. Where’s your home town?
  4. It’s called Union City, a suburb of San Francisco and Oakland. Growing up there in the ’80s and early ’90s there was literally NOTHING to do except go to the drive-in (the closest decent mall was 15 minutes away), and eventually even that was leveled for a strip mall and a Wal Mart.

  5. Are you a gadget girl?
  6. I have a weakness for Apple stuff and photography doo-dads…

  7. Do you have any children?
  8. Only if Tabs counts. :)

  9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  10. Minimal makeup right now: MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara (lemme know if you want to see a review)/Clinique Superbalm Gloss in Grapefruit/Benefit Coralista

  11. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?
  12. Ha, more than a few times! I’d always add a few songs recorded straight off the radio, too. The hardest part was getting songs without the DJ talking over them!

  13. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?
  14. Garlic fried rice with spicy chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s. For fiber (hey, gotta keep it real!), I’ll slice whatever fruit is in the ‘fridge and have it for dessert.

  15. Glossy red lips: yay or nay?
  16. Even though they’re super high maintenance, a big fat YAY!

  17. Outfit:
  18. Dark skinny stretch jeans from Old Navy, a striped teal tank top and a gray zip-up hoodie.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Cardio at least three times, approach everything I try to do from a place of relaxation and joy (sounds cheesy, but it really helps!), drink plenty of water, break in the black platform sandals I found at Marshall’s yesterday, and remind myself of my strengths whenever I feel like focusing on my faults.

Good morning, love bugs! Tabs and I just got back from our walk. I sipped some green tea while he and the calico down the street stared each other down for five minutes. To cats that’s exciting stuff!



I hope your Monday got off to a good start and that everyone around you treats you kindly today. It always helps set the tone for a good week. If you have a second between the tasks on your to-do list, let me know what’s new with you.

Just copy and paste the following list in the comments with your answers. :)


Le list

1. Mood:
2. Where’s your home town?
3. Are you a gadget girl?
4. Do you have any children?
5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?
7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?
8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay?
9. Outfit:
10. Weekly goals:

I’ll keep my chin up if you do! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. March? Already? YIKES!

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  1. Vanessa H says:

    1. Mood: Happy, a little overwhelmed with work!
    2. Where’s your home town? Baldwin Park California
    3. Are you a gadget girl? I can be!
    4. Do you have any children? No, I’m much too young and selfish right now…I’ll wait a few years :-D
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Black cateye liner, mascara, Cargo blush, and chapstick
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yes, a few for my first bf lol
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Pineapple chicken! Cut up a red bell pepper, a green bell peper, half an onion. Cook up about a pound of chicken that’s cubed up, add the veggies in, and pour in a small container of sweet and sour sauce. Serve over white rice, so delish!
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay, as long as they dont look gloopy :-)
    9. Outfit: Teal scoop neck long sleeve t, white cami, dark blue skinnies, and white sneakers.
    10. Weekly goals: Not loose my mind!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… This just makes me laugh… =-.

  2. Marina says:

    1. Mood: Just found out that my Dad has a tumour….
    2. Where’s your home town? I was born in old European city
    3. Are you a gadget girl?not really
    4. Do you have any children?no
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:minimal makeup, Hypnose mascara, Chanel glossimer in Mica, Nars Orgasm
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?no
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? It depends on what products I have at the moment!
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? YES!!!!
    9. Outfit: H&M shirt and FCUK trousers, all black
    10. Weekly goals: finally visit the doctor and try not to nervous about the results because it will not change it anyway
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… It’s Spring! =-.

  3. Frances says:

    Hi Karen, I know! I can’t believe it’s March already!

    Le list
    1. Mood: sinusy (is that a mood?)
    2. Where’s your home town? in NC
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Despite being technologically challenged I love my iphone and my ipods and nanos and shuffles!
    4. Do you have any children? Nope, only 2 sweet kitties!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: I think it has all rubbed off by now. sinus issues make my eyes all itchy.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No, but I remember trying to record songs off the radio onto my tape player. and I had a mixed tape that someone made me that I probably listened to every night of high school.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? I make pasta and toss it with crushed red pepper and parm. My other go to is my homemade fried rice.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay!!! Bobbi brown’s Ruby Sugar is one of my favorite lip looks ever. I’m out though. maybe I should go get a new one!
    9. Outfit: grey pants, amythest v-neck sweater
    10. Weekly goals: To relax and remember to take one thing at a time.

    • Karen says:

      Sinusy is definitely a mood — been there, done that!! :)

      What do you like to put in your homemade fried rice?

      • Frances says:

        It depends what I have on hand – I try to keep it simple – mostly just an onion, brown rice with an egg and soy sauce and sesame oil and some garlic. I usually keep shrimp or chicken in the freezer and throw some of that in there. It’s also a good way to use up left over veggies – eggplant, asparagus, red pepper, mushrooms, etc.

  4. Marisol says:

    Happy Monday & first day in March. Where the heck did February go?

    I recently started using the MAC mascara you used today & I really like it so far. How about you?

    1. Mood: tired. Stayed up late doing some work. Procrastination is my middle name. 
    2. Where’s your home town? Novato in da house. The 1st 10 years of my life I lived in Mexico City but I call Novato my hometown because that’s where I have spent most of my life. 
    3. Are  you a gadget girl? Apple fangirl
    4. Do you have any children? Nope
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: running late this morning so I did a simple look. Eyes – Benefit’s Birthday Suit all over & MAC Studio Lash, Lips – MAC’s Sock Hop lipgloss & cheeks – Benefit’s Coralista
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yup
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Cereal hahaha
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay
    9. Outfit: black slacks, purple blouse & black heels. 
    10. Weekly goals: buy my tix for Alice in Wonderland. I forgotten I had Friday off…woot woot! Stop procrastinating & keep a positive attitude. 
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Showing my Kindle some love =-.

  5. Meg says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed yet energized.

    2. Where’s your home town? Atlanta, GA. Born and raised with a few years in California and North Carolina.

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Oh yes. I would spend all my money on new gadgets if I could!

    4. Do you have any children? Nope. Two nephew-dogs.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing yet (I just worked out) but I’m planning on lots of mascara, MAC Magnetic Fields smudged into the lashline, MAC Tippy blush, and some Guerlain gloss in poetique rose.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? So many! Like you, I would always include radio edits. Those DJs always messed a good song up by cutting in at the beginning/end!

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? A quick couscous with tuna, dried cranberries, apples, and some nuts. Dress it up with olive oil, balsamic, and lime juice!

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? yay! I always stain my lips with a red lipstick or lip pencil, blot, and then add the gloss on top.

    9. Outfit: Turquoise Nike tempo shorts, black hoodie, green and grey New Balances.

    10. Weekly goals: Cancel utilities at old apartment, pay my new health insurance policy, polish some silver.
    .-= Meg’s last blog post… The perfect reading companion… =-.

  6. Marce says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: Moody. At times I’m great, then I’ll be upset with all the things I see on TV due to the earthquake in Chile…then I’ll be happy again…you know.
    2. Where’s your home town?: I was born in Quilmes, around 20 minutes from where I live now. It’s grown a lot these last years, but it’s become too much of a concrete town for my taste.
    3. Are you a gadget girl?: Not really…I like my camera, netbook and my cell phone (5 years old and counting!) but I won’t go hyper over the latest release.
    4. Do you have any children?: No, but I do take care of my 9 year old brother quite a lot :D
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada…gosh I really should do my makeup in the morning so I fill in something different next time!
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?: If myself counts, yes! I love listening to music and when I was younger I used to tape things from the radio. Let’s try to forget the music I listened too, yah? LOL!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?: Sandwiches. No fail.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay?: YAY! They look SO hot!
    9. Outfit: Bikini :D Tis a hot day today in Argentina. Next stop: the pool!
    10. Weekly goals: Find a place to stay this weekend so we see the last days of Carnaval, send out CV’s, see if I want to study something new.

    Can’t wait to see the sandals you got! I really must do some shoe shopping. And makeup shopping. I haven’t bought new makeup since like last year! :D
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – The Girl with Kaleidosope Eyes =-.

  7. Lydia says:

    1. Mood:

    I am pretty good also. :)
    2. Where’s your home town? Marquette, MI.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not so much.
    4. Do you have any children? Not yet.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Cover girl last blast mascara, Mark lipstick in caramel toffee, and benetint.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No lol.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Frozen pizza.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay.
    9. Outfit: Dark skinny stretch jeans and a black turtleneck.
    10. Weekly goals: To get my apartment spotless clean.

  8. NINA says:

    March already — time flies! :-)

    1. Mood: Upbeat … the rain this morning did not get me down. Im hanging onto this mood!!!

    2. Where’s your home town? Houston, Texas. A very nice mix of southern hospitality and cosmopolitan appeal. I like that people still say “howdyoudo” to each other on the streets and hearing four or five different languages when eating at a restaurant or shopping in the grocery store. The cuisine is pretty diverse and thats a huge plus!!!

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yes and no. I like gadgets. Ill use them but often forget about them.

    4. Do you have any children? 2 cats and a dog. ;)

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Benefit Creaseless in Strut + Matte Green e/s from Revlon on top of it + UD 24×7 in Zero + MSF in Soft and Gentle + Burts Bees Lip Shimmer in Watermelon.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? When I was 12, yes. :P

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Tilapia fillets baked with soysauce, lemon, butter, onions and garlic. Steamed rice with furikake on top. Fruit for dessert (lately its been these HUGE mangoes that ive been getting for a dollar at the grocery store).

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay sometimes like during date night.

    9. Outfit: Gray Tank Top (Target) + Gray T (Gap) + Gray Cardi (VS) + Jeans (American Eagle) + Plaid SlipOns (Vans).

    10. Weekly goals: Continue this productive streak ive got going on!

    Monday is halfway done … woohooo!!!!

    Have an awesome week, Karen!

  9. Tania says:

    Karen,
    I hope that your fam is doing well. I went to the Oak Park Mall (in Kansas City which is an 1+ away). One would think that I could stick my nose in Sephora, The Body Shop, Bare Escentals (sp), Crabtree and Evelyn, MAC pro store, etc etc. Oh but no. We didn’t have time!! Uggh!!! I dream of Sephora……esp the one on Times Square in NYC.

    Le list
    1. Mood: contemplative
    2. Where’s your home town? I grew up in several small towns in Kansas
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Everyone turns to me for their computer and audio visual needs if that says anything!
    4. Do you have any children? I’m a youth pastor, enough said!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: no makeup right now though I might put some on because I REALLY want to go to Target
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Used to make mixed tapes for myself now I make mix CD’s for my mom cuz I know what kind of music she likes.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Head to the restaurant. I live downtown so there’s plenty of places to eat. If I have to cook it’s either homeade pizza from scratch or pasta with lots of veggies.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? The only red gloss I can wear is Clinque Superbalm in Cherry. Yay on everyone else!
    9. Outfit: old navy jeans, red old navy t-shirt, Iliff School of Theology hoodie, gray converse sneakers
    10. Weekly goals: I gave up flat ironing for Lent and I’m still doing great. Enjoy every day and not freak out about what’s to come.

  10. Sarah says:

    1. Mood: Tired but very happy!

    2. Where’s your home town? I’m an army bratt but I’d have to say Monterey, California

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yep! I love smart phones and computers

    4. Do you have any children? 3 kitties! That’s about it

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Just some MAC foundation today and zoom lash by MAC…I woke up late
    .
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Friends when I was younger

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Mexican Pita Pizza’s

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Nay on me… I just don’t look good in reds

    9. Outfit: Slacks and button up shirt

    10. Weekly goals: Return perfume, mail friend a gift
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Beauty Review: MAC Prep + Prime for Lashes and Zoom Lash Mascara =-.

  11. Emily says:

    1. Mood: equal parts frustrated and hyper sugar high! the past two days have been spent playing super mario wii with friends and we’re so close to finishing but it’s just so difficult!!!! sugar high because I made some cinnamon rolls from scratch for breakfast but couldn’t help to have seconds ;-)
    2. Where’s your home town? Hammond, Indiana!!! (which is about 20 miles south east of Chicago)
    3. Are you a gadget girl? erm.. yeah!!!! work in apple retail so I’m definitely a gadget/tech person.
    4. Do you have any children? if you count my kitty, Mac, the yes!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: it’s my day off so a little studio fix powder, mac cubic blush, UD 24/7 liner in stash and BE Buxom mascara
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? tape? tape? whats that? ;-)
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? I have a few ranging from a vegetarian chili, quick steak fajitas and finally eggs poached in a tomato sauce over toast
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? yay!
    9. Outfit: long sleeve plaid button up and some old navy jeans
    10. Weekly goals: stick to my weekly meal plan, don’t finish the ben& jerrys in the freezer, hit the gym three times and an at home pedi!

  12. Karen Too says:

    Le list
    LE LIST:

    1. Mood: A little tired from a long walk this afternoon – but in a good way!
    2. Where’s your home town? In Norway
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Absolutely – I’m also a sucker for Apple stuff and photography gear like you. :-)
    4. Do you have any children? A beautiful girl of 11 weeks.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Lancôme Hypnose water-proof mascara/nothing/nothing
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Nope!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Probably something with coconut milk, chicken and green curry paste.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Great in theory, but in practice I prefer something pink/neutral.
    9. Outfit: Yoga pants, tank top and black cardigan.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out and practice taking photos with my new 35mm lens.

  13. Toni says:

    1. Mood: Happy, productive

    2. Where’s your home town? in SC

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not really, other than my 3rd gen. iPod Nano

    4. Do you have any children? Yes, I have a daughter and a son.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: Estee Lauder Tea Biscuit, Rose color eye shadow from Sleek palette, Chanel Safari; Lips – Chanel Glossimer in Maline; Cheeks – Illamasqua Katie and MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Back in high school from the radio. It sounded baaaaad!

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Marinated grilled chicken, pine nut cous cous (or rice if the kids are being picky), salad

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Huge yay on other people. Big nay on me – doesn’t look good at all.

    9. Outfit: Black turtleneck sweater, jeans, black driving mocs

    10. Weekly goals: clear off desk, get my daughter’s bathroom/gameroom/bedroom cleaned (If I don’t report back in, I got lost in one of those rooms), catch up on laundry.

    Wait! Is that Tabs with a new Chanel Rouge Coco lippie? Oh, the agony of having to wait! I would love a review on the MAC Studio Fix mascara. I have some samples of the MAC Zoom lash and I like how it lengthens, but there’s not a bit of thickening. Hope you have a great week!

    • Karen says:

      Yup, he took possession of a few tubes. He’s very much into lipsticks and shoes, go figure!

      I have a tube of Zoom lash around here somewhere… I remember really loving the brush!

  14. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: a little stressed, everything seemed to back up on me all at once today, and of course, I didn’t need it
    2. Where’s your home town? North Canton, everything was so similar, everyone is kinda snobby and belittles those who are different. Glad to live in a place with some diversity!
    3. Are you a gadget girl? kinda, not so much. I get the newest toys with my boyfriend, who is the gadget geek
    4. Do you have any children? Just my kitten, Indie, I cant get her to stop eating the strings on the blinds, I’m no where near ready for children lol.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing! aside from my moisturizer
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? I made one for my mom once when she went on a business trip when I was four. I read her my favorite story, Angelina Ballerina, if that counts.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Mac and Cheese! It’s a good thing my boyfriend and I both love that stuff lol.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay! I love them against my pale skin, and they never seem to fight for the attention against my red hair too.
    9. Outfit: skinny blue jeans and a black tank top, both from Target and my Kate Spade glasses.
    10. Weekly goals: Study for the gigantic psych exam, finish my leprechaun costume for my friend’s St Patty’s day party and give my red hair a clear gloss to make it really red :)

    • Karen says:

      Oh gosh, Tabs is VERY interested in the strings on the blinds, too! I have to fold them and keep them out of reach with a chip clip. It’s not the cutest but it gets the job done.

      Hope that things mellow out for you soon…

  15. Steph B says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. It is a sunny day and I had a nice walk outside.
    2. Where’s your home town? Rock Rock Rockaway Beach
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Love kitchen gadgets
    4. Do you have any children? Nope
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: L’oreal Voluminous Naturale Mascara, Shroom shadow/Burts Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm/Cerave Moisturizer — am about to head over to Bluemercury to play
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Of course! I went to hs in the 80s.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? I’ll cook whole wheat orzo like it was risotto (but much quicker) and toss in some frozen shrimp, spinach or arugula (whatever I have on hand for salads). Voila.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Nay. I’m pale so if I do red lips it feels as if my lips walk into the room before the rest of me.
    9. Outfit: Jeans, black cable cashmere sweater, patent leather croc embossed loafers.
    10. Weekly goals: Plan my trip to NY!

    • Karen says:

      How exciting! When/why are you going to NY?

      Oh, and I’m bummed to hear Rouge Coco didn’t work for ya! I guess that’s more money for the MAC to the Beach fund, right?

      • Steph B says:

        Going next Thursday to visit family and friends. I stored a bunch of stuff at my parents’ place and I’m going to pick some stuff up.

        Am counting down the days to MAC to the Beach to cheer myself up! I may need to pick up Laugh A Lot (which seems fairly similar to Syrup but maybe more mauve?) to help me get through these dark days! LOL.

  16. gio says:

    1. Mood: sleepy

    2. Where’s your home town? Senigallia, Italy

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not really

    4. Do you have any children? Not yet

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: neutral eye makeup, pink blush and pink lipgloss.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? nope.

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? pizza

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? yay!

    9. Outfit: green sweater and blue denim jeans

    10. Weekly goals: exercise more and clean my room.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Product Review: Pupa Luminys Baked Blush #04 =-.

  17. Jane says:

    1. Mood: energetic (rare for a Monday and even more rare for being 8 mos pregnant!)
    2. Where’s your home town? Pusan, S.Korea (but Karen, I used to live in Union City for about 2.5 yrs – Alvarado Middle School! – small world…)
    3. Are you a gadget girl? not really…but I love my camera and MacBook
    4. Do you have any children? daughter (one and half yr old) and impatiently awaiting baby #2
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clinique e/l in black diamond/Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle/Clinique cream blush forgot the shade
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? I was a teen of the early 90s…it was the unofficial after-school job of kids like us.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? baked breaded chicken & spinach spring mix salad with apples, croutons, light caesar dressing
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? NAY…I can’t pull off anything out-right red…too light-skinned (NC30) for such a dramatic look.
    9. Outfit: maternity jeans and teal long-sleeve shirt (can’t wait to go back to my normal-sized clothes!!!)
    10. Weekly goals: finish packing hospital bag, make and freeze more meals (for after the baby), finish framing photos to make photo wall over the couch, write a cozy sweet letter to my husband..just because… :)

  18. Catherine says:

    1. Mood: Tired and a little achy, but hoping to make today a productive day at home! (Stupid shoulder spasm’d again so I’m not going to campus today.)

    2. Where’s your home town? Howell, NJ. Between the beach and Trenton. I thought my neighborhood was a really cute place to grow up.

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not … really, but I like for the gadgets I do have to be super functional and cool enough I don’t feel like I have to replace it every few months.

    4. Do you have any children? Hell no, LOL! And not planning to have any anytime soon!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Currently nothing as I still have to work up the motivation to shower, but I’m really looking forward to trying out the EDM loose shadows I pressed yesterday! Thinking EDM Cypress on the lid, In the Garden in the crease, UD Stash for liner, LM Rose Bloom on the cheeks and LM Sugar Plum lips.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yes, actually… but like, of classical music for orchestra wayyyyyy back when.

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Sprouted wheat bagel with goat cheese and tomatoes. Or if that’s not available, Trader Joe’s Israeli couscous with frozen butternut squash.

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Too high maintenance for me, but if you can rock it, rock it!

    9. Outfit: Still in PJs and fuzzy pink bathrobe. SO excited to get dressed today though! SO and I just folded 6 loads of laundry yesterday (two and a half of which had been sitting in a hamper for a while and cleaned up the entire closet, dining room, hallway, etc!). :D :D :D

    10. Weekly goals: I think it’s kind of sad that my goal is always to not die this week LOL. So, this week, my goals are to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, get my sleep schedule on track, get a good start to my very-low-buy and remember my vitamins everyday!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Rock & Republic Beauty on Hautelook today! =-.

    • Karen says:

      Ahhh, fresh laundry! That’s always a good thing. :)

      Hope you feel better soon. Have a great week!

      • Catherine says:

        I wrapped myself up in a fresh-out-of-the-dryer towel last night and arranged all of SO’s shirts by fabric, sleeve length and color. It was AWESOME. :D

        Thanks! I’m taking a nice hot bath with Lush Dreamtime bath bar tonight in the hopes that the muscles get better. I’m visiting UCD on Friday so I’d like to be ache-free before then!

        Hope you have a fab week too! :D
        .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Rock & Republic Beauty on Hautelook today! =-.

  19. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted – I started a new job last week!

    2. Where’s your home town? San Jose, CA

    3. Are you a gadget girl? I can’t live without my iPhone. Before the iPhone my answer would have been no…

    4. Do you have any children? nope

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: All Bare Escentuals today – I didn’t look at the names, just chose what seemed to work for me this morning.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Oh god – yes for road trips! We used to tape the “Dragon Mix” by Rick Lee off KMEL and other songs.

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Mabo Tofu

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay on others, nay on me.

    9. Outfit: Hudson jeans, Pink V-neck sweater from the GAP and Cole Haan flats

    10. Weekly goals: no online shopping and going to the gym!

  20. Aparnaa says:

    1. Mood: nervous, deflated, slightly depressed. (“I’m told Verdi felt that way after the first performance of “Aida.”)
    2. Where’s your home town? Jersey Shore
    3. Are you a gadget girl? no, not really – I like to read actual books, I like my phone to make calls and that’s it, and I have a tiny MP3 player.
    4. Do you have any children? Good God, no.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: UD 24/7 Eyeliner in Corrupt/Vaseline/Alima Pure Sweet Cheeks
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Kind of – I made an MP3 folder for someone of some of my favorite stuff.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Extra-protein pasta, sauce, ricotta cheese, steamed vegetables. Boring.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay for others, but I simply can’t pull it off.
    9. Outfit: Favorite button down/sweater vest/jeans. (Switched out of the gray skirt and pinstriped tights)
    10. Weekly goals: Do well in my review, start cheering up, clean up this hellhole of a room, and workout.

  21. Tatiana says:

    1. Mood: unusually perky
    2. Where’s your home town? home town? I’m still living here! Daly City
    3. Are you a gadget girl? not so much but I was pretty hooked on the Tamagotchi for a while
    4. Do you have any children? no, give me 4-5 years
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: groundwork PP (taking a break from eye looks)/NARS Stella lg/MAC Optimistic Orange layered under NARS Orgasm, topped off with MAC Petticoat MSF (did up the cheeks today!)
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? yea but they were cd’s, a whole bunch too!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? white cheddar mac & cheese with tuna
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? hella YAY like a mofo
    9. Outfit:
    10. Weekly goals:

  22. YadiQ says:

    1. Mood: i have a case of the mondays

    2. Where’s your home town? queens, ny!

    3. Are you a gadget girl? yup i am a graphic designer heavy of the gadgets

    4. Do you have any children? none that i gave birth to – i have 2 step children and my cat jazmine and then there is diva who got a parent divorce and elected to stay with my mom and dad (diva is a cat lol )

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: NOTHING just moisturizer

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? hello? ? ? i am a child o the 80′s 90′s of course i did lol

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? whole wheat pasta whatever mixed frozen veggies and satueed chicken breast with garlic pepper salt and olive oil last tidbit fresh halved cherry tomatoes

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? yay but i have trouble rocking it

    9. Outfit: blue jeans black short sleeved cowl neck shirt and a grey wrap sweater

    10. Weekly goals: stay calm while me and my office mates move to a new space this week

  23. Sarah Maria says:

    1. Mood: overwhelmed..but trying to stay optimistic.
    2. Where’s your home town? Queens, NY….it was a nice family neighborhood when I was growing up…sad to say it has lost all of it’s charm and is run down :(
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not really…although my iPhone and HP Mini & I are inseparable.
    4. Do you have any children? I consider my dog, Queen, my daughter…other than her, no.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: eye cream, bag balm, sunblock & clarins moisturizer. 1st time in years I have not a stitch of makeup on after 11…ah!
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? of course….ah young love.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? a red apple with pb and lite cheese…mmmm
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? with the right shade a definite yay..but you have to take it to the pin up look…classy, sexy, and timeless.
    9. Outfit: gray sweat pants, white t…dedicating next few hours to exercise before BJJ tonight.
    10. Weekly goals: get all my paperwork done by thrusday morning so I can enjoy the next 2 weeks with my 2 friends coming over from Germany…so excited.

  24. Britney says:

    Le list
    1. Mood: Fun and perky
    2. Where’s your home town? Saratoga, NY
    3. Are you a gadget girl? I so am, I have to have the newest gizmos
    4. Do you have any children? No beautiful children yet, but plenty that visit with the family
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smokey brown eyes with syrup lipstick and a little bronzer bringing out the cheek bones…subtle yet nice….and a hint of sexy….lol
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? I love to make mix tapes for my friends…it gives them no choice to listening to the music I love
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Spaghetti…I hate the carbs, but love it none the less…only takes maybe 20 mins
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? LOVE glossy RED lips…brings o9ut the seductress in me…..mmmmm
    9. Outfit: Fergulisious Black heels, Cute white sweater dress with leggins
    10. Weekly goals: to make the best of every day

  25. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: pretty good! I’m being quite productive today.
    2. Where’s your home town? Boulder, Colorado. I miss the sunshine there!
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Somewhat. I do love my MacBook, but I’m not really into iPhones.
    4. Do you have any children? Nope, just a kitty cat. He kind of looks like Tabs, actually :)
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Paint Pot in Fresco Rose, Chapstick, Milani Luminous
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yup! I did love tapes when I was younger – they have that cool, scratchy feel to them.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Peanut butter and banana on toast. Or cereal. I’m pretty lazy.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay! They’re gorgeous as long as the outline is careful.
    9. Outfit: Skinny jeans, black lacy shirt, purple pashmina, grey suede flat boots.
    10. Weekly goals: Keep up the momentum and get through the end of the term!

  26. Alison says:

    Le list
    1. Mood: Really cheerful today, the sun was shining for the first time in months!

    2. Where’s your home town? Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yes I love my netbook, my walkman phone and my e-reader!

    4. Do you have any children? No, but hopefully one day in the future.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: BB cream shadow in Beach Honey/ Chanel RA in Tender/ BB pot rouge in Pale Pink

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yes, years ago for SO, can’t remeber what was on it though!

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Whatever I find in the fridge/freezer that will create a pasta dish or stir fry

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay (on others) I wish I could wear a red lip but always look like I’ve been punched in the mouth!

    9. Outfit: Jeans and a sweater today, very casual

    10. Weekly goals: start sowing seeds for my vegetable garden, begin some regular exercise and eat a bit more healthily

  27. shivotra says:

    1. Mood: upset :/
    2. Where’s your home town? I really don’t know if I have a home-town – if I do then I have two of them. Delhi, India and Calgary, Canada. Lived equally long time at both places.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? I used to be. not any more.
    4. Do you have any children? lol NOO.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: bare. But if I was to do my make-up today, it would be: UDPP in sin, something from UD Alice in wonderland palette, lips would be chanel’s coco rouge in camelia and cheeks – IDK…I need to get more blushes.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? hmm I don’t cook, yet.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? YES. Definitely yes – I love RUSSIAN RED gloss from MAC
    9. Outfit: PJs from last night – i just woke up :/
    10. Weekly goals: For today, I have a goal to finish my paper and study for my exam tomorrow. =(
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… How to: sexy bed-head waves like Sonam’s =-.

  28. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired. Recovering from a migraine.

    2. Where’s your home town?
    Don’t have one. I grew up military style which means loads of moving. My birth town is Bamberg, Bavaria, West Germany.

    3. Are you a gadget girl?
    Ba ha ha ha ha, not really. I have an iPod, cell phone and computer but if somethig happened to them I’d be screwed.

    4. Do you have any children?
    Only Zena.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Benefit Strut on lids, positint on cheeks and Stila lip glaze in passionfruit.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?
    Nope. Mixed CD, yes; tape, no.

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?
    Spaghetti or some other pasta. If I’m in a hurry, I have no time for meat. I do sometimes make herbed stove-cooked chicken (it has oregano, parsley, lemon peel and garlic with EVOO) and spaghetti with authentic French bread. Looooooooove!

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay?
    Yay!

    9. Outfit:
    Jeans, shirt from KLPigMent shop and boots.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get permanent crown.
    Get Zena’s toenails trimmed.
    Get more anti-inflammatory stuff for Zena’s ears.
    Do anthropology homework.
    Study for History of Non-Western Civilization test tomorrow.
    Do Creative Writing assignment (been procrastinating).

  29. Charlotte says:

    Hi Karen

    I just stumbled upon you blog looking for top beauty tips. I come from a small country named Denmark in Europe. The calendar may say spring but here its freezing cold and snowing

    Mood:
    Pretty good. Finished an article yesterday that I have been writing on for about a month. Hope to have it published soon in a bog nationwide newspaper

    Where’s your home town?
    Copenhagen (capital of Denmark)

    Are you a gadget girl?
    Defenately not. Still have my 6 years old mobil, just got a digital camera and I am hopeless at updating my playlist on my Ipod Nano

    Do you have any children?
    No

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Eyeshadow in dark grey and peal from MAC and Dior Show mascara, YSL nude lipstick and Envy Eco rouge

    Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?
    Sure, I am old enough for that

    What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?
    Does take out count

    Glossy red lips: yay or nay?
    Yay, for parties

    Outfit:
    Skinny blue jeans from Miss Sixty and grey slim sweater

    Weekly goals:
    Run 5 times (training for the marathon in may). Get article published in newspaper

    So long from across the Atlantic

  30. Sonja says:

    1. Mood: great!

    2. Where’s your home town? Split, Croatia

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Oh yes.

    4. Do you have any children? Nope, I know I’m not *too young* to have them, but I keep telling myself that

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Just diorshow mascara and a Aqualumiere lipstick by Chanel in Macao

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yeees

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Dunno, some pasta perhaps, depends what I’m in the mood for.

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Love them on others, but it takes so much work to achieve a perfect red lip- not for me

    9. Outfit: Navy eiffel tower sweater, black skinny jeans, converse

    10. Weekly goals: Hmmm, to not die of boredom?

  31. Susie says:

    Been reading your blog for a while now and barely starting to join in with these comments. By the way I live in Hawaii and am so relieved/happy that the tsunami was just a scare and nothing more. :)

    1. Mood: I’m feel like I’m being facebook harrassed by someone I don’t know but who apparently thinks she has connections to me. So I’m basically annoyed.
    2. Where’s your home town? The 209: Manteca, CA!
    3. Are you a gadget girl? I *heart* my ipod and that’s about it.
    4. Do you have any children? No.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Barely any makeup today because I get lazy in the mornings.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Nope. Mix CD all the way.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Saimin. Hawaiian Sun brand.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Nay. Not gutsy enough yet.
    9. Outfit: Black work pants, red undershirt and a beige sweater. It’s so cold here today!!!
    10. Weekly goals: I started working out last week (after not working out since Thanksgiving!!!) so my goals are to keep up my daily weekday workouts and 5-6 mini meals a day. Also to try to stay positive through stressful situations that may or may not arise.
    .-= Susie’s last blog post… The New Workout Plan =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Susie,

      Nice to meet you. What island do you live on?

      • Susie says:

        I live on Oahu. Lived here for about 6 years now but originally from Cali (Bay Area and Central Valley).

        I remember reading in your earlier posts that you have family out here and visit every once in a while. :)
        .-= Susie’s last blog post… The New Workout Plan =-.

        • Karen says:

          Yah, my husband’s fam is from Oahu (Windward side). We were just there over Christmas. :)

          Do you like living there?

          • Susie says:

            I live in Makiki. Near Ala Moana mall. I do like living here, mainly for the weather and all the freinds I’ve made (plus the food. OMG I love me some plate lunches) but not gonna lie I miss Cali! I was just there visiting family in January and even though it was cold I was so happy to get to wear boots and a cute coat. :)

            Have a great rest of your Monday. Feels so nice to be getting off work!
            .-= Susie’s last blog post… The New Workout Plan =-.

          • Karen says:

            Plate lunches = SO GOOD! I like getting one, eating half and then saving the rest for dinner.

            You have a wonderful week!

  32. Stef says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy, only got 5 hours of sleep last night, and I’m a girl who needs at least 7!

    2. Where’s your home town? Strathmore, CA! A teeny tiny town, halfway between Fresno and Bakersfield. And proud of it!

    3. Are you a gadget girl? I didn’t think I was, but totally! In my purse right now are my iPod, the GPS, my cell, the Kindle (best thing evah!!!), and a camera! It’s a heavy purse!

    4. Do you have any children? Two gorgeous daughters! I’m a lucky lucky girl! They are beautiful, smart, and friendly. The trifecta of kids!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Urban Decay 1999 eyeliner, moisturizer, Benefit Bluffduster.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Ha! Yeah I did! I still have the one my husband made for me when we were dating!

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Mini-burgers! YUM!

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay!

    9. Outfit: Exercise clothes, I’m going to the gym. Black yoga pants, grey tank, black jacket.

    10. Weekly goals: Hit the gym a lot, start having Meatless Mondays and Fishy Fridays, join my local roller derby league (I’m not a roller skater, but I can learn!)

  33. Ashleigh says:

    Hi Karen! I just wanted to say that I love your site!! :D

    Le List –
    1. Mood: tired…just kind of blah. it is Monday after all
    2. Where’s your home town? Cincinnati, OH.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not really
    4. Do you have any children? Just like you, only if my dogs count
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes – Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Lift and Define mascara in brown; Lips – nada; Cheeks – Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Natural Powder Blush in Cherub and Bobbi Brown ShimmerBrick in Nectar
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Nope
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Mac & Cheese!!
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? In general, yay. On me, nay – i’m too fair.
    9. Outfit: Skinny jeans, tan boots, pink Volley or the Cure T-shirt, and my comfy black North Face
    10. Weekly goals: Get pumped for the dance competition I have this weekend, complete all the homework I have throughout the week, and study, study, study for the OGTs!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ashleigh,

      Thank you for popping in and leaving a comment! Good luck at your dance competition. What song are you dancing to?

      • Ashleigh says:

        Thanks!! I’m super excited. It’s a song by Jessica Simpson when she was still in her pop stuff – Swing With Me. Its a tap solo, and I love the beat of the song.

  34. Tiffany says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: Happy to be home from work!
    2. Where’s your home town? Where I still live – Atlanta
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Sorta I guess, I love when I get a new phone, laptop, camera, etc.
    4. Do you have any children? just my pup!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: covergirl lashblast mascara / mac viva glam (the Cyndi one) / mac fleur power blush
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? oh yeah. isn’t it hilarious to remember days of recording songs off the radio onto tape?!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? either pasta or honey orange chicken stir-fry
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? YAY
    9. Outfit: jeans and a grey sweater I got this weekend for 5 bucks!
    10. Weekly goals: get back on the healthy eating train

    • Karen says:

      You can’t beat a $5 sweater, seriously. I made a promise to myself to stop shopping in the junior’s section but I can’t when the shirts at Marshalls are like $12, oy!

      And you’re rocking Cyndi today, yay!

      • Tiffany says:

        Yeah whenever I try to buy “grown up clothes” it never works out because places like the limited and BR are so expensive, lol. And I am loving Cyndi! Wore it to work today!

        • Karen says:

          I know! My whole thinking is that at any given time I’ll gain/lose weight, so why buy expensive clothes when they’ll just go out of style anyway? I’d rather spend the money on shoes and makeup. :)

          Glad to hear you’re loving Cyndi. Are you wearing it alone, or with other accoutrements (lip liner/gloss)?

          • Karen4 says:

            I just had to comment–I too, LOVE a Cyndi lip. It’s my new fave. Plus, with all of the coral make up looks popular for the summer, I’ll be on trend for a while! I sometimes top it with the coral colored lip blast gloss from CG, or a red or orange gloss from LipFusion. Would also be great with clear Lipglass–I like a glossy look…

          • Karen says:

            I love Cyndi with clear Lipglass — that’s my fave.

          • Tiffany says:

            LOL, I find it hilarious that I will spend like 30 bucks on a blush but won’t spend 40 bucks on a shirt.

            I have only worn it once and I wore it alone! I might try topping with a gloss next time, just need to figure out which one…

  35. Jen says:

    1. Mood: Really excited because my internet is finally working again after like 2 weeks! I was going through major withdrawals, y0.

    2. Where’s your home town? Chinatown, Honolulu, Hawaii. Still living here. It’s gone from super seedy to artsy fartsy in the 20 years I’ve been here.

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Hmm, not really. My phone is a Nokia POS and it gets knocked around all the time. No love.

    4. Do you have any children? Nope, unless you count my dog and my lovebird.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: None yet, but probably something green on my eyes because I have a concert tonight and green is one of our University’s colors. I’m such a dork.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No, but I used to make mix tapes for myself. Haha.

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? This is going to sound so bad, but cereal. It’s so easy! Pour the milk, pour the cereal (yes, I’m backwards) et voila! Foods.

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? I’ve never tried them, but they seem like they’d be uber high maintenance…

    9. Outfit: Tshirt and sweats.

    10. Weekly goals: Get organized! Homework, and basically just make it through the week. Eleven more to go this semester!

    • Karen says:

      Oh lawd! Two weeks without internet… I think I’d end up with the shakes.

      What are you guys playing for your concert tonight?

      • Jen says:

        Symphony for Band (how’s that for nondescript?) by Morton Gould, Galactic Empires by David Gillingham… umm… Diamond Head March by Raphael Mendez, Danny Boy arranged by Neil McKay, one of the professors at UH, and Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli. I can’t believe I remembered all that without looking at a program. BG for life!

        • Karen says:

          YES YOU ARE! Want to know something funny? I still have sheet music from stuff I played in um, 1992. So does my BFF.

          • Jen says:

            Haha! I so have sheet music from when I started playing too, circa 1999-2000. I don’t even know why I keep them. Memories, I guess.

  36. Summer Staff says:

    1. Mood: Tired, nervous but optimistic
    2. Where’s your home town? Cincy, Ohio baby!!
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yup, couldn’t live without my iPhone or shiny black Macbook
    4. Do you have any children? Nope, and hopefully not any time soon!!! (i’m a teen!!)
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Philosophy’s kiss me, Bobbi’s tinted balm, and Maybelliene Lash Stiletto (hate it, but couldn’t find my bb extreme party!!!)
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Nope
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Egg noodles and sauce, or just some crackers and cheese…that fills me up :)
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yes!!!! love love love!
    9. Outfit: Dark skinnies, fringed boots, gray tank, lighter-gray thermal (so exciting) and a jingly gold coin necklace.
    10. Weekly goals: Get my grades up in all my classes, and continue being the way I have been this past week. i find, when you don’t complain at all and walk around super super happy, everyone will flock to you (including cute boys!) I love play practice :))

    • Karen says:

      I think it’s really great how so many MBB readers are from different age groups. :) For me teenager-hood was a long time ago, but friends like you keep me feeling young!

      • Summer Staff says:

        hahaha thanks :) i love beauty, and my friends love it, too because they are obsessed with all the nick-nacks I splurge on!

  37. lo says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good… I took an exam today that I was stressed about, and even though I have another on Wednesday, it shouldn’t be too bad. Plus, I’ll be on Spring Break by Friday!
    2. Where’s your home town? I was born in the tiny town of Westwood, NJ, but primarily grew up in Boca Raton, FL.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not really.
    4. Do you have any children? Nope.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Revlon Lash Fantasy mascara/Neutrogena Healthy Skin blush/Neutrogena Lip Sheers in Ruby Bliss.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? My best friend and I used to make them and copy them for each other… does that count?
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Take out. Hahaha. Probably pasta with whatever I have in the fridge.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay. I’m not brave enough for opaque, fire engine red, but I do love a sheer bright red gloss.
    9. Outfit: Red and black plaid hoodie and dark skinny jeans. AKA, exam day, and I’m trying to not be a COMPLETE slob.
    10. Weekly goals: Do well on my Wednesday exam and do laundry for Spring Break in the Keys!

  38. kitty says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: jumpy and a tad sad. IT’S MOVING DAY! (i’ve lived in asia for almost five years but i’m returning to the US for graduate school… a big change, but a thrilling one!) i am also a little bit excited because i have been saving especially for months to hit MAC in the duty-free…

    2. Where’s your home town? boston. love that place but haven’t lived there in years.

    3. Are you a gadget girl? not so much, but i am a little bit addicted to the internet.

    4. Do you have any children? no. i like kids but don’t want any.

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: flying face! over LOTS of heavy moisturizer (origins make a difference ultra-rich rejuvenating cream) only MAC bare study paintpot, a tiny bit of MAC notable blush, and kiehl’s lip balm #1 in coconut.

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? oh yes, all the time in grade school! i remember when this was the very height of showing that you cared.

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? raw tofu, cucumbers, and tomatoes wrapped in seaweed sheets into little bites. takes 5 mintues to prepare and also about five minutes to eat. i like it with mustard or kimchi, but not both together! and fruit for dessert.

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? oh YAY!!!

    9. Outfit: black skinnies and an old, old navy blue t under my black leather jacket and a blue and white tie dye circle scarf from american apparel. with black ballet flats. must be comfortable on the plane but wouldn’t dream of flying in sweats.

    10. Weekly goals: technology detox! when i get back to the US, i’ll take a two-week break from internet and telephone. this sounds pretty impossible to me, but i am going to try…

  39. j.j. says:

    Mood: Pleasant – working hard to keep the cold damp weather from making me feel a little blah. I’m so ready for sunshine and warmth. A couple of my herb plants have teeny sprouts. =)
    Where’s your home town? I grew up in Houston and Tulsa. Both places with very different mentalities than where I live now (Dallas). However, my driving skills fit in here as I learned to drive on the 610 Loop which isn’t for the faint of heart.
    Are you a gadget girl? Not really. I loved my older i-pod which died which leaves me with a hand me down shuffle. I could care less about texting and can barely use my BlackBerry – more due to a lack of interest. I have a Wii that I have yet to connect to my TV – which took me 2 months to schedule delivery because I couldn’t decide on the TV stand I wanted. I only bought a blue ray player because the price was right during a Christmas sale.
    Do you have any children? No kids. But I do have a dog. But I refuse to let them call me mom when I pick her up at the groomers or the vet.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Bobbi Brown eyeshadow and gel liner. I wasn’t paying attention this morning (said dog would not go out in the rain which made me late) so I left the house without blush and mascara. So I looked very pale and faded today. Just some Bigelow mentha lip balm on the lips.
    Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? LOL who didn’t?? Some even had themes. And it was hard to time it just right to cut out the DJ’s voiceovers.
    What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? I either make something like chili or spaghetti sauce on Sundays or a main protein in the crockpot on Monday. This morphs into other meals for the week by adding other vegetables or sides. Example, today I have beef stew in the crockpot. Thin it out with broth/water it becomes soup. Add some red wine vinegar and sour cream becomes stroganoff. Take the meat out of the broth/vegetables, becomes a baked potato topper.
    Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay- love the look. But it’s hard to keep up all night.
    Outfit: Now that I am hope from work, warm cozy sweats and thick socks. I couldn’t get warm for anything today.
    Weekly goals: Eating fish 3x’s this week. Sleeping at least 8 hours. Walking 30 more minutes at least 3 times this week. Getting tiny details off my plate at work while my boss is away.

    I’m sure you are more than relieved about the tsunami turning into a non-issue for Hawaii and your family. I can emphathize. Even though I have left Houston, most of my family still lives there including several below the evacuation zone, and it is very, very hard watching and waiting with no control.

    Have a great week!

    • Karen says:

      Hi JJ,

      Yes! Both El Hub and I were really anxious that day… glad it turned out to be a whole lot of nothing. :)

      Funny you should mention crock pot cooking. I just found mine (it had been MIA ever since the move a few months back) and was thinking about firing it up. What do you put in your beef stew?

      • j.j. says:

        Super easy by adding all to the crockpot….stir together a chopped onion; 2-3 diced carrots; 2-3 diced celery ribs; 2-3 peeled and smashed garlic cloves; can of tomato paste; can of diced tomatoes; about 3/4 box beef broth (can substitute about 1 cup red wine if you have it); couple of bay leaves; leaves off a few sprigs of thyme; salt. Add 3-4 lbs beef (stew meat, cut up chuck roast, oxtail – your choice). Top with a package of mushrooms. I leave it on low all day. I just can’t put potatoes in mine – I can’t get past the color they turn absorbing the liquid and juices although I’m sure they would be tasty. It doesn’t seem like leftovers; I have base proteins all week which lessens the temptations for take out by Thursday night….

  40. Meghan says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed

    2. Where’s your home town? Lower Merion (Philly Suburb)

    3. Are you a gadget girl? not really, i can’t live without my laptop or ipod tho!

    4. Do you have any children? nope, we are trying tho!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: msf in daft pink on the cheeks, urban decay zero eyeliner, MAC jest eyeshadow, benetint on the lips with a clear gloss on top!

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? yes!!!!!

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? lean cuisine

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? YAYYY!!! and i am currently searching for the perfect combo!

    9. Outfit: juicy sweats!

    10. Weekly goals: hit the gym at least 3 times, organize myself at work better, and organize my makeup :)

  41. Stef says:

    Hey K,
    I just asked it on your weekend post too, but are those L.A.M.B. platforms the ones you got at Marshalls?? If so, way to shop!
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Yves Saint Laurent Lip Twins – Packaging porn =-.

    • Karen says:

      Soooo I think I might have a unleashed my shoe addict (she’s been hibernating for the last year). I got a pair of black platform sandals with cork wedge in addition to the LAMB ones. Here they are: new sandals!

  42. Kiran says:

    1. Mood: Good, excited to get back to school after the break (im a nerd lol)
    2. Where’s your home town? Vancouver!
    3. Are you a gadget girl? not really, i got a new ipod touch for xmas but i gave it to my bf. im quite satisfied with my nano
    4. Do you have any children? nope
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: voluminous mascara, chapstick and mac melba blush
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? only once way back in the day but ive made plenty of mixCDs
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? spaghetti!
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? yay but ive never tried it
    9. Outfit: lululemon pants and a hoody
    10. Weekly goals: exercise, keep on prepping for my grad school interview, and try to get more students to tutor

  43. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted
    2. Where’s your home town? Calgary, AB, Canada
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not really, i’m happy as long as I have my iPod (affectionately dubbed mePod) and my Crackberry
    4. Do you have any children? 4 obnoxiously loud birds
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes – Peanut, Rebekah and Cholita from the Kat Von D True Romance True Love palette, Phloof, and Diorshow mascara / Lips – Cream spice lipliner, Viva Glam V and Nymphette lipglass / Cheeks – Mocha and some light pink mineralize skinfinish stuff, forget the name… Yes, sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t look bad, I SWEAR! :)
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Sure have, lol.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Usually a chicken/rice casserole or chicken/stuffing casserole… Mmm… Comfort food.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay on others, nay on me.
    9. Outfit: Knee high black velvet boots, dark wash jean skort and a really cute pink top… thing, lol.
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t eat out!

  44. Joey says:

    1. Mood: I feel a little off today. I’m in a decent mood, though.

    2. Where’s your home town? The Bronx, NY!

    3. Are you a gadget girl? YES!!! especially when it comes to cameras and computers. I used to be phone-obsessed but not so much anymore.

    4. Do you have any children? NO!!!!!

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: E (UD Blunt, MAC Sable, MAC Ricepaper, green Prestige eyeliner); L (Stila Honeydew Lip Glaze); C (WnW Spotlight Peach blush)

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yes, when I was 11, but I didn’t give it to him =(

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? McDonalds! LOL I’m terrible

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? HUGE YAY

    9. Outfit: Black Levis 231s, grey tank under my standard black and white-striped American Apparel hoodie

    10. Weekly goals: Get through my HUGE to-do list while trying to spend as little money as possible

  45. Emma says:

    1. Mood: happy, looking forward to the bachelor finale!

    2. Where’s your home town? denver, co!

    3. Are you a gadget girl? sometimes, like when it comes to music, makeup, skincare, and computers. so i guess yeah!

    4. Do you have any children? baha no way

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    eyes: makeup forever aqua eyes golden brown liner, korres brown mascara
    lips: posietint and cherry chapstick
    cheeks: leftover traces of bobbi brown’s pink sugar blush

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?
    yep! its good for a) your friends when you wanna share music or b) for a cute boy :) :) :)
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay?
    YAY!!!!!!! definitely yay. SO pretty at every age.

    9. Outfit:
    lucky brand dark wash jeans, white hanes t, twisted heart brand charcoal hoodie with some bling on the back in a heart! o and high tops on my feet!

    10. Weekly goals:
    to *not* procrastinate!!!!!! and to organize my closet, and to cut loose my hulu addiction :)

  46. Madeleine says:

    1. Mood:Better than this morning,a bit happier :)
    2. Where’s your home town? I was born in a very old European town (like over 1000 years old)
    3. Are you a gadget girl?No,not at all.
    4. Do you have any children? None
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:MAC Prolash Mascara/nothing/MAC Well Dressed
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? no,but my husband ha been composing music dedicated to me,just recently first concerto (classical music) :) yay ;)
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? spaghetti,or cereal,or a piece of heavy rye German bread (although I am not German :) ) and tomato and lettuce and some other greenish stuff;
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? – unless I wish to look like a cheap hooker :D red l/s or l/g is simply not for me;
    9. Outfit:black yoga pants/fuchsia yoga jacket/black yoga T-top
    10. Weekly goals: I’ve been looking for a while for a good full time job – and it feels like I am either dreaming or it simply does not exists anymore :(

  47. Katie says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: Happy
    2. Where’s your home town? In Michigan, near Canada.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not so much. I love cameras, that’s about it :)
    4. Do you have any children? No, the thought of having children scares me.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing. I have the flu so not feeling up to makeup today.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yes, me and my best friend would send eachother mixes when he went to Columbia Film School in Chicago, Illinois.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Tater-tot Casserole. It’s similar to Shepherds Pie.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yay, but it’s difficult to do a glossy red lip without it bleeding.
    9. Outfit: Jammies. I’m too sickies to get dressed today.
    10. Weekly goals: My 21st birthday is this Friday, so my goal is to stay alive through all the shots and drinks my friends give me :| wish me luck. :D
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… Spring break starts off today…with the flu. =-.

  48. DonnaN says:

    1. Mood: tired….I could fall asleep while typing this…..
    2. Where’s your home town? Where I live now…after living all over, I moved back to my home town last year…..Wilmington, DE
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yes, but shhhh, don’t tell Hubster!
    4. Do you have any children? yes, and they all have…..FUR!! Kona, Tigger and Sugar
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Minimal today…..a bit of MAC concealer, 2 coats of CG LashBlastLength mascara and MAC Strawbaby lipstick.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Where are we, the 80′s? Of course!! I remember getting my boombox one Christmas that not only had a CD player, but DUAL cassette decks……TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? tunafish….it’s like comfort food for me!
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Heck…..YAY!!
    9. Outfit: Jammies…..Dk grey sweatpants and white tank top
    10. Weekly goals: walking….if the weather cooperates.

  49. amy says:

    1. Mood: Not too shabby

    2. Where’s your home town? Vancouver

    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yes I love Apple stuff: Ipod, MAC computers, Iphone

    4. Do you have any children? no but i have a cat

    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: U/D Alice in Wonderland Palette wearing Curiouser and Queen; cheeks wearing MAC Florida Cremeblend blush; lips Nars Easy Lover Lipgloss

    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Never

    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Mash Potatoes

    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yes they are HAWT

    9. Outfit: Violet hoodie with owl print and skinny jeans

    10. Weekly goals: Get that Damn urban design project done.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland 16 Eyeshadow Palette Product Pictures =-.

  50. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Tired due to hay fever & being out late for the last few days.
    2. Where’s your home town? Vancouver
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Kinda when I feel the need for it. (Got an iphone last month after over a yr of using a hand me down LG Shine. ;) As long as my current phone/camera/lappy or other device works & there’s no major changes, I won’t be picking up a new one.
    4. Do you have any children? No, but I have a dog
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC TLC in Pink Fish, otherwise nothing since I’ll be heading to bed shortly.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yup I have. That was obvious, I’m Pinay ;) I am sure I have at least a few dozen in storage.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Rice sprinkled with whatever cheese, tomato sauce, frozen veggies and if possible some leftover frozen chicken or beef.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Nay, lots of work to make sure my lipliner looks good. I like nude or pink more.
    9. Outfit: Sweats since I’m heading to bed in a bit.
    10. Weekly goals: Write a few articles for the blog this week. Been tired from working and going out lots.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Disney Alice in Wonderland Product Pics =-.

  51. Ditte K. says:

    1. Mood: Hoping for a quiet week.
    2. Where’s your home town? In the suburbs to the capital of Denmark.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Somewhat – after I’ve gotten a house, I really can’t afford it.
    4. Do you have any children? Nope – just a kitty.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Urban decay 24/7 pencil in bourbon + a smokey grey/brown from an 88 palette/nude lip balm/Maybelline peach blush
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yeah, in 6th grade LOL.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Fried rice with eggs and veggies.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Nay – it’s too high maintenance for me.
    9. Outfit: Brown skirt, brown sweater and black T-shirt.
    10. Weekly goals: Training mon-wed-friday and relax in the weekend.

  52. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Ok, I guess.
    2. Where’s your home town? I live it the South – about same level as Anchorage : ))
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not entirely. My mobile is quite basic.
    4. Do you have any children? No. Must be the lack of a man.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Pollinator & Crème de Miel, Metier de Beauté Chameleon / MAC Victorian l/s / MAC Two Virtues MB
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No, but I was once given one back in ’95!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? I really never eat any proper lunch, just bread and stuff.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Why not.
    9. Outfit: Springy coral cardigan & blouse with white and coral stripes, trousers, boots.
    10. Weekly goals: Home improvement tasks?

  53. Aisha says:

    1. Mood:
    joyful
    2. Where’s your home town?
    I’m pretty sure my home town is still in TEXAS. lol
    3. Are you a gadget girl?
    Hell to the yesss,i have my G1 everywhere i go :)
    4. Do you have any children?
    I’m only 13…
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    eyes-bare,lips- mac lipglass she loves candy [hello kitty] cheeks-bare
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone?
    nahh
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish?
    imma ask my mom
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay?
    yay,but nay if your too young (if ya know what i meann)
    9. Outfit:
    Dark skinny stretch jeans from Old Navy, Red flowy top from aeropostale,and chunky bracelets.
    10. Weekly goals: to iA pass all my final term tests

    hey karen! we have the same jeans :) i love the button on the front that says old navy in the cute curly writing. <3
    hope your weekly goals come true :)

    • Karen says:

      How funny! I have the Diva stretch ones… I love them because I can buy the “short” size and not have to worry about getting them hemmed.

  54. Lizz says:

    1. Mood: worn out, almost time to get home from work
    2. Where’s your home town? Ghent, Belgium
    3. Are you a gadget girl? yesyesyes, couldn’t live without my Blackberry, photogear and iPod
    4. Do you have any children? not yet
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: YSL Everlong Mascara – Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum – Chanel Aqualumiere in Glass Quartz – Mac Blush
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? sure have!
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? fried noodles with vietnamese meatballs
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? yay!
    9. Outfit: skinny jeans, grey cardigan, brown leather converse all stars
    10. Weekly goals: go running at least twice

  55. Aniela says:

    1. Mood: a little blah..I have an exam in 2 hours!!
    2. Where’s your home town? Windsor, Ontario (right next to Detroit)
    3. Are you a gadget girl? yep yep, love my iPhone!!!
    4. Do you have any children? my 2 kitties ARE my children haha
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: CG LashBlast Luxe, nothing on the lips, and Smashbox Duo Blush
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? lol no
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Kimchi soup..sooo yummy
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? nay..looks too harsh on me
    9. Outfit: faded skinny jeans, yellow billowy top and brown boots
    10. Weekly goals: study, work on essay, study some more, go shopping, and do some work
    .-= Aniela’s last blog post… CG LashBlast Luxe Review =-.

  56. Sharon says:

    1. Mood: tired… it’s 10:15 p.m. here and I’ll be going to bed early :)
    2. Where’s your home town? Trenton, Ontario, Canada, where I grew up.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Yes, but not as much as I used to be.
    4. Do you have any children? No, my kids are my cats Mischief and Ciara.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: I just washed my makeup off after getting home from work, so I could play with the MAC eyeshadows I got today (had to exchange the Stacked 1 pigments after noticing huge glitter fallout, so I got Vex and Purple Haze). So I only have e/s on atm.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Spaghetti with marinara sauce.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? On others — yay. On me, nay.
    9. Outfit: Does a sleep shirt count?
    10. Weekly goals:

  57. diane says:

    1. Mood: Slightely nervous because of my new job, but good overall
    2. Where’s your home town? Constanta, a sea side city in Romania, that is in Eastern Europe
    3. Are you a gadget girl? No, just a pink phones girl :))
    4. Do you have any children? Not yet (I’m only 22…) but I suer hope of having children!
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing but moisturizer, I’m staying at home today
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? No…..:P
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Fried chicken with potatoes?…But it doesn’t happen very often…
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Yey for a special event, not for day time wearing. At least not for me
    9. Outfit: Black Mango pants and a Bershka purple kind of hippie shirt
    10. Weekly goals: Start the new job tasks with full succes, don’t argue so much with the bf, don’t eat so much chocolate anymore!!!

    kiss

  58. Mood:
    2. Where’s your home town? Queens New York City, now I live in Manhattan and will never leave.
    3. Are you a gadget girl? Not at all. The last real gadget I bought for myself was my macbook pro and that was last year.
    4. Do you have any children? expecting one soon.
    5. Eyes/lips/cheeks: It’s 8:00 am, it’s my day off. Completely bare faced unless you count the jojoba oil I put onmy face from last night.
    6. Have you ever made a mix TAPE for someone? Yes i grew up in Queens in the nineties (home of the mixtape) I’ve made so many.
    7. What’s your default hurry-up dinner dish? Honey Glazed Chicken with sweet potato. Delish, nutritious and quick.
    8. Glossy red lips: yay or nay? Of course.
    9. Outfit: Pajamas right now .
    10. Weekly goals Make sure I run at least 12 miles this week.

  59. Emma says:

    PLEASE DO A REVIEW OF MAC FIX STUDIO LASH PLEASE!!!

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