Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, March 28

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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. 163. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. I feel great! I slept well last night and woke up this morning to sunshine streaming through the windows (after a week of heavy rains). I have a feeling today’s gonna be fantastic.

  3. One of your strengths?
  4. Perseverance, almost to a fault.

  5. Are you an optimist?
  6. I think so, but like most folks I have my glass-half-empty moments.

  7. Best piece of advice you ever received?
  8. You may never feel 100% ready for the things life throws at you.

  9. Makeup you never leave home without?
  10. A MAC Blot Pressed Powder Compact and at least one tube of lipgloss (usually MAC Nymphette).

  11. A fragrance you’re crushing on?
  12. Lately, Dolce & Gabbana L’eau The One.

  13. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?
  14. Spiders, hard work, and heights. But if I’m working up high on a ladder and see a spider on my arm, all bets are off! :)

  15. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
  16. I really enjoy getting my hair done and being able to sit and read in the chair for a while.

  17. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  18. I’m wearing stuff from the Jouer Train Case Kit today with a bit of Benefit and NYX thrown in for good measure — Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Caramel, Jouer Eye Definer in Chocolat, Benefit Instant Brow and NYX Doll Eyes Mascara/Jouer Lip Definer in Rose Pale, Jouer Lipstick in Kiki and Jouer Lipgloss in Glisten/Jouer Powder Blush in Rose and Jouer Highlighter in Champage.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Run at least three times before Saturday, have a salad every day for either lunch or dinner, and remember to reward myself along the way for checking things off my to-do list.

G’morning and happy Monday, buddy. I hope you’re getting a taste of spring wherever you are. If you have a sec, let me know how you’re doing today in the Monday Poll.

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



1. Mood:
2. One of your strengths?
3. Are you an optimist?
4. Best piece of advice you ever received?
5. Makeup you never leave home without?
6. A fragrance you’re crushing on?
7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?
8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
10. Weekly goals:

You have a great week, okay?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Madeline says:

    1. Mood: Feeling kind of hopeless. I’m really sick and my school’s show is going to state finals (we’re one of 14 out of 140 MA schools that made it!) I’m missing school today and I need to get better to rehearse (it’s production week!!)
    2. One of your strengths? Umm… I’m trustworthy.
    3. Are you an optimist? Not really, unfortunately I’m rather pessimistic 0:-)
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Be yourself.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Burt’s Bees lip balm.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels heavenly <3
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders, snakes and other misunderstood lovelies!
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Exfoliation. I am the biggest exfoliation addict.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Absolutely nothing! Usually ProLongwear under my eyes and UD virgin, naked and Mac Blue Brown on my lids :) (blended into oblivion, of course!)
    10. Weekly goals: Get better, and perform in Boston with my best friends! :D

  2. Laurina says:

    1. Mood: I’m down in the dumps today, might be the gloomy weather
    2. One of your strengths? computers!
    3. Are you an optimist? I try to be :-)
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Your life won’t change until you change your life
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? MAC Blot Powder
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Marc Jacobs Daisy
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? technology
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? washing my face at night with my Clarisonic
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Buxom Stay-There Shadow in Mutt/Tarte Lipgloss(came with the Tarte ULTAmate Must-Haves set at Ulta)/Tarte Cheek Stain in True Love
    10. Weekly goals: DO MY HOMEWORK!!!!

  3. Kerry says:

    1. Mood: Kind of mad at myself. I had a lot to do today before I go in to work at 2, and I didn’t wake up until 11:00! I guess my body needed the sleep, but did I have to sleep through my alarm?

    2. One of your strengths? My eye for detail.

    3. Are you an optimist? Generally, no. Luckily, my fiance is, which balances me out. I just tend to see the worst in a situation first. Plus, if you think the worst, then you can only be pleasantly surprised, right? You can’t ever be disappointed.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Kind of like yours – you may never be 100% ready for what life throws at you, but you’re strong enough to handle them.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Undereye concealer and lip balm.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? None, at the moment.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Heights. I’ve been bungee jumping and I’m going skydiving in a few months.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Polishing my nails. I also love applying mascara!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: No eyeshadow, just concealer, powder, and mascara/Blistex/nothing

    10. Weekly goals: Get the apartment cleaned in preparation for my parents’ visit! Also, get up to 10 miles before my half-marathon.

  4. Tania says:

    Karen, I’m jealous of your weather right now. It’s snowing can you believe it!
    1. Mood: anti work (i wanna finish spring cleaning)
    2. One of your strengths? Hope-filled.
    3. Are you an optimist? VERY though I’m real.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Education and knowledge are gifts that not everyone recieves, share them.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? StudioFix Powder though I’m always on the lookout for something better as that stuff breaks me out. Plus some lip balm and some aquaphor.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? I know it’s wierd but I’m TOTALLY obsessed with Dove’s Rebalance line. Girl I have the wash, the spray, AND the deoderant!
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Heights though everyone in my fam is.
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? After I fix my hair I toussle it a bit. It’s so relaxing and soothing that I find myself doing it throughout the day.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing on the eyes (thanks to allergies), carmax lip balm on lips, MAC Desert Rose Powder Blush
    10. Weekly goals: finish spring cleaning, get ready for the quarterly newsletter, apply for that job I want (seriously I NEED this job it was made for me).

  5. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy! For some reason I woke up at 4:30 and while my morning was great and uber productive, I feel the sleepiness setting in!
    2. One of your strengths? I have a lot of faith in people
    3. Are you an optimist? Yes, Sometimes I have to force it, but most times yes
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? You can’t make everyone happy
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? burts bees mango butter chap stick
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? viva la juicy
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? heights for sure, snakes, and blood.
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? sunday nights! I do a mask to make sure my skin looks good for the upcoming week, do my nails, and just watch bad tv :D
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smashbox eye kit I got at sephora for free, burts bees, and loreal mineral blush
    10. Weekly goals: Get a healthy sleep pattern! I’m going to bed at the same time every night and no naps during the day.

  6. 1. Mood: Content… things aren’t perfect and I know they never will be, but they are pretty damn good

    2. One of your strengths? I’m very empathetic and can see people and things from all angles and can understand them all

    3. Are you an optimist? sometimes, it depends on my mood!

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? just because you are different that what society considers “normal”, it doesn’t make them right or you any less of a person

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? lipgloss… everything else stays at home

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Tom Ford Oud Wood… but I’ll NEVER be able to afford it, haha

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? bugs, heights, snakes, rodents… there isn’t many little things like that I am scared of

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? buffing my foundation on with a big fluffy brush, its soothing for me

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: eyes- purples from a limited edition Wet n Wild palette; lips- just some balm right now; cheeks- Smashbox In Bloom cream blush

    10. Weekly goals: start working out… i’ve almost reached my 2 month mark after surgery and am will finally be allowed to start exercising. Also, call my insurance and figure out what bills i owe who… medical bills are so frustrating
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  7. Toni says:

    1. Mood: Feeling good and motivated to continue spring decluttering/cleaning!
    2. One of your strengths? I always try to look for the best in others and I’m trustworthy.
    3. Are you an optimist? Sometims, but I mostly have a tendency to worry. My hubby balances me out though!
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? To just be myself and stay true to my convictions.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lip balm and lipgloss
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? None – I’m too sensitive to wear fragrances
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? disecting animals in biology lab (I was a biology major), watching surgeries on TV
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? doing my nails in the evenings, wearing lipgloss everyday
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing today – just a lazy day at home after all these late night thunderstorms!
    10. Weekly goals: Continue with spring cleaning/decluttering, order new bed linens for the master bedroom, take down tacky curtains previous owners of our home left behind.

  8. Bren Flowers says:

    1. Mood: Very relaxed….strange because I am the Original Type A person
    2. One of your strengths? Multi-tasking
    3. Are you an optimist? More of a skeptic…
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? You can’t fix stupid.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Image Skincare Ormedic Lip Treatment
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? DG Light Blue
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Roller Coasters….Love em’
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Sunday evening bath
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Maybeline Define a Lash/ Image Lip Treatment/ Nars Orgasm Blush
    10. Weekly goals: Finish planting the backyard

  9. Izzy says:

    1. Mood: I am quite content. :)
    2. One of your strengths? I am a good leader.
    3. Are you an optimist? I believe so.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Don’t mix metals. Haha, I don’t know?
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lip balm, hand sanitizer, mascara, eyeliner.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Burberry Brit.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Heights, like you!
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Is filing your nails a ritual?
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Heh. Nothing. Haven’t left home yet.
    10. Weekly goals: Get two-three big blog posts up!
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  10. Melissa says:

    Good Afternoon from Texas!

    1. Mood: Hungry – and lunch time is always a good time to catch up on the makeup world.
    2. One of your strengths? I can kid a kidder
    3. Are you an optimist? yes
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Breathe – this works with stress relief and with doing a pirouette!
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Powder (I’m using Hard Candy Welcome Matte right now) and MAC Viva Glam V lip gloss
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Radiance by Britney Spears – I’ve never bought a Britney Perfume but I really liked this one. Too bad it wears off so quickly because I think it smells pretty.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Enclosed spaces, the sight of blood, and public speaking – I get nervous but I kinda like all eyes/ears on me for a bit :-)
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Weekly facial treatments. I’m using Origins – Brighter By Nature peel pads twice a week and they make my skin look so good I forgot to put foundation on one morning!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Today’s roundup includes: eyes – Victoria Secret’s Hello Bombshell palette, lips: Revlon’s Colorburst lipstick in “Fashion’s Night Pout” with a lil MAC Viva Glam V, and cheeks have NYX blush in Pinched.
    10. Weekly goals: Update my resume and find the wood flooring we want for the living room!

    Hope all your weekly goals are a success :-)

  11. Kelly says:

    1. Mood: Extremely tired and fighting a sore throat but trying to remain awake!

    2. One of your strengths? I am a multi-tasking whiz

    3. Are you an optimist? I’m a natural pessimist, which really bothers me. Trying to learn to be more optimistic

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Wear sunscreen every single day year round

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? MAC blotting powder and a lip gloss of some sort

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Can’t think of any right now!

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Change. I have been through a ton of change (men, jobs, living situations, hair, etc.) and can roll with it pretty easily

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I don’t really love getting my hair done because I get antsy sitting there for 2 1/2 hours, but I do love the hair washing/conditioning/massage part of that process

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Wet n Wild Comfort Zone e/s palette, UD Zero liner, MAC Opulash black, NARS Deep Throat and just MAC lip conditioner in Feelin’ Good on lips

    10. Weekly goals:
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  12. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: blah…i’m attirbuting it to the fact that when i woke up it was rainy after a sunny weekend….didn’t want to go to work while it was raining

    2. One of your strengths? I’m a hard worker

    3. Are you an optimist? For everyone else that i know and meet, yes. For myself, no. I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment so i never expect much.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? As in the words of Dory the fish, “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.”

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Any type of lip stuff. Lip balm, lip gloss, lip stick…

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? That’s a good question. I completely love (shockingly!) the Jennifer Lopez fragrance “Love & Glamour” I got a sample of the lotion at Christmas and I keep telling myself to buy the perfume.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Flying. I adore getting on a plane and traveling somewhere/anywhere. I know a lot of ppl who highly dislike it :-/

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? When I decide to do a beauty day, I start from top to bottom with deep conditioning the hair, doing a mask, painting my nails etc etc. They don’t always happen like that but there are days when I have the time/energy to take a day to do it.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara, Mary Kay blush in some color I forgot and a Mary Kay red lipstick with Givenchy purple/red gloss over it – I’m totally into the simple eye and full red lips lately.

    10. Weekly goals: Get settled for summer – start working out, pick classes, pay bills, buy my ticket to GA!

    Have a great week everyone!

  13. Lauren says:

    1. Mood: Optimistic, possibly because I have a chai latte in hand!

    2. One of your strengths? I have a strong sense of self.

    3. Are you an optimist? Very much so!

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Always have a therapist and never trust a therapist who doesn’t have a therapist of their own!

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Tarte’s Smooth Operator tinted moisturizer.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Rodents and heights.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I love putting moisturizer on my face, I feel so comfortable afterwards.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: Mac vanilla e/s, Urban Decay’s corrupt e/l, Toofaced lash injection mascara. Lips: Benefit’s La La Land. Cheeks: Urban Decay’s baked bronzer in Gilded.

    10. Weekly goals: Get some work projects done and start looking for nannying jobs for the summer!

  14. Haley says:

    1. Mood: Not wanting to go to work soon! Rainy days are meant for sleeping.. not working :)

    2. One of your strengths? I’m pretty awesome at multi-tasking. I have a knack for watching tv, looking around the internet, listening to the radio, doing homework, and eating something all at the same time.

    3. Are you an optimist? To the extreme. Everything is gonna be alright in my world.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Don’t change myself for someone else.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Not sure if this counts as makeup, but I will not leave without my chap-stick.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? True Religion for Women. AMAZING!

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? I have all of the common fears lol.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Putting foundation and mascara on. I love watching my red spotchys disappear :)

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Urban Decay Naked palette, chap-stick, Nars Orgasm blush

    10. Weekly goals: Just to make it through the week alive and well.

  15. Silvia says:

    1. Mood: a bit tired in the morning, yesterday we switched to summertime here in Germany, yay!
    2. One of your strengths? perseverance, too
    3. Are you an optimist? Generally yes, but I always try to get the full picture first. Then after good consideration I handle it with an optimistic perspective.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Believe in yourself, I guess. But there are many…
    5. Makeup you never leave home without?Blotting papers, if that counts and always some gloss and the l/s of the day. Though I rarely use it then, kind of weird. But feel safe, when it is in my handbag.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on?Benefit maybe baby!!!
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?snakes, spiders. But am very afraid when there is dark water…like in the ocean there can be very dark spots ugh!!
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?re-arranging my e/s and l/s or l/g, really taking time for a look, picking the colors and then go for it with no time pressure!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: am trying to do some spring colors…so cheeks bobbi brown bronzing powder in Maui or benefit coralista, eyes I try to reach for greens like mac pigment pastorale
    10. Weekly goals: some boring paper stuff, workout 3 x, eat a lot of fruits, finish old job – it’s my last week!

  16. Stacie R. says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. This is my last day off in a string of four, and I’ve felt pretty tired and lousy for the other three. Figures–tomorrow I go back!

    2. One of your strengths? I’m level headed and practical…most of the time! :)

    3. Are you an optimist? I try to be, for sure. I have my negative moments, but I try to see the bright side.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? It’s not the destination that counts, but the journey.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? I’ve always got several lip products in my purse. I once was convinced I’d lost my tube of Nymphette lipglass, and bought a new one, only to find the original in my purse. And I could have sworn I checked in there… I also always have a tube of Aveda lip balm in my jean pocket. Love that stuff!

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? My usual favorite, Butterfly Flower from Bath and Body Works.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? The sight of blood. I’m terrified of all the other usual suspects! :)

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I enjoy sitting down and doing my nails once a week or so. And I enjoy my twice weekly facial mask, as well as deep conditioning my hair. Okay, so that was more than one!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: The new Sonia Kashuk shadow pencil in gold on my lids, with the Milani baked shadow in Drench in Gold layered on top; UD liner in Baked on the lower lashline, and Zero on the upper lashline. Cheeks: Nars Orgasm blush. Lips: UD lipgloss in Wallflower.

    10. Weekly goals: Get to the gym at least once, clean the kitchen. And seriously vacuum the carpet!

  17. Advah says:

    1. Mood: Excited! I rode my bike (thanks to my flatmate who fixed it) and my friend got engaged at the weekend! Still have a bad cold though.

    2. One of your strengths? I’m thorough and like things well done.

    3. Are you an optimist? I used to but feel I’ve been disappointed too often and am turning into a pretty negative person. I’ve to remind myself things don’t necessarily have to be bad.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? 3 actually, that I always keep in mind: “Fake it until you make it, then keep faking it”, “Whenever you try something new, remember there’ll always be people better at it, but also worse” and “all those bad moments that seem huge to you are always less important to other people” (ie that time you had ink on your face? burnt in your memory but no one remembers italready forgotten by others)

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lip balm, I often have makeup-free days.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Chanel’s Allure

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders and bugs (but don’t bring up the snakes)

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Love getting my hair cut and my legs waxed (I know, but it’s warm and relaxing and feels like a treat!)

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: moisturiser only! My eyes keep watering from my cold, but no makeup today.

    10. Weekly goals: get over my cold(my piercing is acting up again because I’m so run down, eek), eat better (can’t zip up any of my jeans!), exercise, make it through the end of the financial year/budget time, and keep my post-holiday positive mood :)

    Happy Monday everyone!

  18. Nina says:

    gmornin karen! :)

    1. Mood: upbeat and hyped up! :)

    2. One of your strengths? i am someone that you can rely on. :)

    3. Are you an optimist? always have been. otherwise, i would be a basket case.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? tomorrow is another day.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? mac’s blot powder. omg <3

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? none at the moment.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? im not afraid of spiders and cockroaches and the dark.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? mask time! either a my beauty diary mask or queen helene's.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: mac bloodline pigment and ud halfbaked eyeliner + mac blush in springshine + mac slimshine in bare.

    10. Weekly goals: get my office desk organized. mail out stuff for friend's birthday. :)

  19. Christy says:

    1. Mood: awake :O surprising for a Monday morning!

    2. One of your strengths? compassionate

    3. Are you an optimist? oh yes :)

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? from a professor at college: when dealing with a problem, either you can change or the problem can change. And you can’t count on anything other than yourself to change. On that same line of thought, another great piece of advice is that something won’t change if you keep doing the same thing over and over again.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? it’s all in my trusty makeup bag! I have a lot in there but lip balm is a MUST

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Burberry Brit

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? heights

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? getting professional manicures :D

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smashbox Muse palette (the browns)/CO Bigelow clear gloss/PF Happy Booster Rose blush & Smashbox Soft Lights as highlighter

    10. Weekly goals: work out enough and spend some good quality time with friends, family & boyfriend :)
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  20. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Anticipatory. My BFF should have heard back about the offer she put on a condo (that we’ll be sharing) Friday, but didn’t, so hopefully today is the day!

    2. One of your strengths? Strength. I can tough out pretty much anything (after a wee cry, of course). :)

    3. Are you an optimist? Yes, most days!

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Don’t ever rely on others, be ready to do everything yourself.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Oil blotters and tinted lip balm.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Don’t really have one at the moment, to poor to get a good one and most work days I’m fine just smelling my shampoo and lotion! :)

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Rats and flying.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Definitely getting my hair done, or doing a face mask. I feel so refreshed!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: What’s become my regular work look – Stila Kitten shadow and dark brown shadow for liner (applied wet), Physician’s Formula blush, Burts Bees tinted lip balm in Pink Blossom (smells like Starburst!).

    10. Weekly goals: Do another closet cleanse, take donation books to the library, get to the shelter for more photos (can you tell I’m getting ready to move?) ;)

  21. JaNelle says:

    1. Mood: T-I-R-E-D… I did not sleep well and I feel like I might be getting sick.. booo
    2. One of your strengths? empathy ..
    3. Are you an optimist? I like to think I am but my realist side can be pessimistic
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Stay graceful even when knocked down
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Coach Summer gimmie!
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? failure, any type of bug, high heels and stairs (long story lol)
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? washing makeup off at night and moisturizing .. something about it calms me and readies me for me for bed
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada.. all natural today..told ya i feel sicky
    10. Weekly goals: try NOT to get sick … stick to my workout schedule and seriously clean off my dresser .. its a mess
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  22. Tiffany H. says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy but happy

    2. One of your strengths? Loyalty

    3. Are you an optimist? Most of the time…

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Never let outsiders interfere in your marriage

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? MAC MSF Natural

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Tom Ford Black Orchid, just bought it (finally!) yesterday

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Speaking in public

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Exfoliating my lips

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: MAC Smoke N Diamonds & Brun, Lips: MAC Ravishing l/s & Estee Lauder Coral Godess l/g, Cheeks: MAC Mighty Aphrodite (lighter side)

    10. Weekly goals: Workout, Study (CPA Exam), Cook
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  23. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Pretty awesome!

    2. One of your strengths? I’m really really positive. I can spin nearly anything to make it feel like a good thing, and I’m good at making other people feel better.

    3. Are you an optimist? In other words, yes, I’m an optimist. Very much so!

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? If you’re scared to talk to people, just suck it up and pretend. They won’t be able to tell the difference.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? With me? Lip balm or gloss.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? I know Outspoken by Fergie came out a million years ago, but I still like it.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders. Sure, I’d rather not have them crawling on me, but I can definitely take care of them myself.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I like when I do mud masks. My skin always feels awesome afterward.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: I’m bare right now! Uh oh!

    10. Weekly goals: It’s my birthday week! I turn 28 on Wednesday. So, my goal? Have a ton of fun!

  24. Alaina says:

    Mood:
    Tired but excited! My club is putting on its production of The Vagina Monologues at the end of the week and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a rainy day though, so it’s sorta glum. Soggy feet make me grumpy.

    One of your strengths?
    Kindness. I’m the girl who writes thank you notes with glittery stickers and puts cockroaches outside.

    Are you an optimist?
    Generally speaking, yep!

    Best piece of advice you ever received?
    You have to roll out of bed in the morning being your biggest fan & wanting your own autograph.

    Makeup you never leave home without?
    Burt’s Bees lip balm of some kind.

    A fragrance you’re crushing on?
    Calvin Klein Beauty. Got it as an extra in a swap and I love it!

    What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?
    Umm.. Nothing? I’m a scaredy-cat!

    What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
    Getting my hair shampooed at the salon.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Not wearing anything today!

    Weekly goals:
    Contact organizations to have tables at TVM, get programs printed, and buy something purple!
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  25. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Ehhhh so-so, I woke up sleepy and it’s not going away, in fact I probably have 9 months of sleepy to look forward to…
    2. One of your strengths? Patience. I have too much patience. I tend to be the gal that can handle a boss noone else can, etc
    3. Are you an optimist? Yes, but I really want my glass to be full full
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Shut up and deal…life keeps going, so shut up and deal with it
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Blush. I think I look sick without color on my cheeks
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Always loving Marc Jacobs, almost all of his are hits but I love the original and the one in the soft yellow bottle.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders. They’re gross but not scary
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Getting my nails done. I always feel fresh after
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:Lancome eye palette from Christmas, nothing on the lips so far and Mac Dainty on cheeks.
    10. Weekly goals: Not pig out all week like I did yesterday, all day. Sure I’m pregnant but probably only 6 wks and I don’t get to use that as an excuse yet…..And walk at least 4 nights this week.

  26. Katie says:

    This is my first “Le List”! :)

    1. Mood: Happiness and hopelessness. I’m happy because I’m on spring break after finishing finals week of one of the worst college quarters I’ve ever had, and I’m taking only a few units next quarter! I plan to take better care of myself. I’m hopeless because I’m waiting on admissions decisions (I’m transferring in fall), and I’ve already gotten two/three rejections and haven’t yet heard from others! I’m proud of my grades & background, so I don’t know if it’s that or the darn CA budget cuts.

    2. One of your strengths? I’m a very loyal, understanding friend/person. I’ll always have your back.

    3. Are you an optimist? I am TOO optimistic, ha! When I do have my rare pessimistic moments, though, I am VERY pessimistic.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Beauty is nothing unless you’ve also got the brains and personality, too.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? I have occasional days where I wear absolutely nothing, but it’s hard for me to leave without foundation & filled-in brows.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? None!

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Others have said change, public speaking, and snakes. Other than the snakes, I actually enjoy the other things!

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I love doing my weekly Queen Helene clay or mint julep masks!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing at the moment! I’m at home.

    10. Weekly goals: It’s my break, so I plan to do a lot at home for myself! Start exercising regularly again, play piano, read. Today’s goal is get spring cleaning done!

  27. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. I’m starting to be okay eating solid food(got my wisdom teeth out), as well as work is going pretty well.. starting to knock things down.
    2. One of your strengths? I’d like to think that when I set my mind to it, it will turn out!
    3. Are you an optimist? Yes. Most of the time I like to think the best of people, as well as have faith that things will work out.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Your life is never as bad as you think it is.. and it will all get better!
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? on my face? mascara and some blush. In my purse? My Jack Black lip treatment and some kind of lippy product.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? I don’t have one right now, but that is because I’ve avoided fragrance counters for awhile — to avoid buying yet another one!
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders, bugs in general(except for ants.. I’m SUPER freaked out by ants), general amphibians (frogs, snakes, etc.), Car crashes, heights(most of the time).
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I’d have to say I love getting peddies. As well as(this is weird!) but I do like the ritual of getting waxed. Maybe its just getting it done and feeling better afterwards, but I do like the whole process.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smashbox cheek “stain” (that clear stuff that goes to a colour)–haven’t used it in awhile!, with some ELF blush(from the bronze/blush duo) on top. Lips – Some Moodybee lip balm, some annabelle mango? lip gloss. Eyes: MAC Tweet me with Spectacle of Yourself in the crease&lined. Some Rimmel Sexy Curve mascara.
    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy the week! apparently the constant fog that has been hanging around the past week is gone after today, and the sun is coming out! spend some time outside! Finish laundry, and start my workout program again! (I admit, the painful mouth/teeth kind of derailed my workout program — but I weighed myself this weekend and I wasn’t as bad off as I thought I was!)

  28. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Blah..It is a monday
    2. One of your strengths? Forward thinking. I am always doing it for some reason.
    3. Are you an optimist? A closet one..haha
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Just ask. What is the worse that will happen? They say no.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? lip gloss
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Chloe…I LOVE IT..It passes the 24 hour test with flying colors ie i don’t get a headache
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Public speaking
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? mani/pedis…
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing on eyes, lip gloss wore off lips, nothing on cheeks
    10. Weekly goals: gym and to stop eating Peeps…darn easter candy

  29. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Iffy. Trying to make my husband’s birthday today a great one, but he’s been down all day. :(
    2. One of your strengths? Flexibility. Go with the flow? Sure.
    3. Are you an optimist? When I’m on my medication, yes.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Hm. Can’t think of any.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? UD De-Slick compact, assorted lip glosses, and a pocket-sized UD All-Nighter setting spray.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Creed’s Virgin Island Water. Lime and coconut and greenery.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Snakes. I’ll pick them up…no biggie. Bees. Don’t really care.
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? My Clarisonic, every night. Mmmm.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Right now? Eyes are Hourglass Visionaire shadow in plummy Exhibition, UD Shadow Potion in Sin, UD liner in Perversion, and Hourglass Film Noir mascara. Cheeks are Moist Glow cream blush by Kevyn Aucoin…and lips are Stila’s Coconut Crush stain with NARS Ophelia on top. I’m really into the Kevyn Aucoin blush…it’s like UD Afterglow, but more pigment. And the Stila stain smells and tastes like coconut rum. :)
    10. Weekly goals: Get through chapter one of the Latin textbook…start Rosetta Stone in Japanese.

  30. snoopysteph says:

    I don’t have time to answer the poll, but I wanted to say hi anyway! Hope you have a fantastic week, Karen! :D

  31. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Eh, still don’t feel 100%

    2. One of your strengths? Creativity. That and I think I have a pretty good work ethic.

    3. Are you an optimist? I’m an optimist, but I try to be a realist….just a realist that really likes to find the silver lining!

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Not so much advice, but more of an affirmation- just simply being told “you can do it!”

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? lip balm and some sort of powder to touch up with.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Right now…nothing. Weird!

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Snakes and bats. I actually think they’re kind cool :) Forget about spiders and bugs though, I see one of those suckers and I lose it!

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I love putting on blush and doing fun eye looks

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada, just got back from the gym

    10. Weekly goals: Get ahead on my reading. Work on an end of the year project early.

    I was at Target and I saw that Suave dry shampoo. I picked it up and I’m totally digging it! Its not quite making me miss Naturia less, but it’s my fav from the drugstore I’ve tried so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

  32. gio says:

    1. Mood: stressed!

    2. One of your strengths? empathy

    3. Are you an optimist? I try to be

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Be yourself

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? foundation

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Crystal Noir by Versace

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? enclosed spaces and flying

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? exfoliation.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing today

    10. Weekly goals: exercise more. I’ve been very lazy lately
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  33. Emma says:

    1. Mood: Lazy… I feel like I’ve done so much today but my to-do-list seems to get longer not shorter!
    2. One of your strengths? I am reliable to the point of ridiculousness. If I make a commitment I have a really hard time breaking it.
    3. Are you an optimist? Not really, sometimes but mostly not.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? don’t fall for a foreigner (not that I followed that advice).
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lipgloss
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Dior J’adore
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? the dark
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? showering :-)
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Too Faced Primed and poreless and eye primer. Bobbi brown eye shimmer in Ash, Maybeline Lash Stilletto in black (I really don’t like this but I’m loathe to throw out something once I’ve bought it… will just power through and wait for it to dry up), MAC powder blush in Pinch o’peach.
    10. Weekly goals: Do the spring cleaning, find a celebrant for our marriage blessing, make the practice version of the wedding cake, finish season 1 of All Creatures Great and Small, thank goodness we’re on spring break from work!

  34. suri says:

    1. Mood: Happy. Vacation is coming!
    2. One of your strengths? I am loyal and patient.
    3. Are you an optimist? Yeah I’ve learned to be. Being a pessimist just makes me depressed and my problems unsolved.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Just try what’s the worst that can happen?
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Carmex, blotting papers, bluch
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Love Rocks by Victoria Secret
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? bugs (they’re gross but I can deal)
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? mani/pedi and washing and conditioning my hair.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Just mascara today (Rimmerl Sexy Curls layered with Maybelline the Falsies), NYC cream blushes (two colors I can’t remember their names) and Avon Glazewear in Brown Sugar.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out 5xs, mark all the papers that are coming and make it to payday. lol

  35. Jess says:

    1. Mood: meh ok
    2. One of your strengths? Positivity
    3. Are you an optimist? Oh yes
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Be true to who u r no matter what the hell anyone says
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Concealer
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? The new g fragrance frm gwen stefani
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Pooping in public
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Taking my makeup every nite
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: tinited moisturizer n bronzer
    10. Weekly goals: workout relax and reboot

  36. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: That kind of mellow (when you sit at the table, drink hot tea and eat toast crumbles and have flashbacks about last night :D)
    2. One of your strengths? I analyse thing A LOT. Sometimes it’s a nuisance, but on the long run, it’s a good thing. I never make those kinds of spontanous on-the-spot decisions without hving thought of at least another alternative and the potential consequences.
    3. Are you an optimist? Unfortunately rather not…
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Uhm… I don’t know who said it and it my not be a word-to-word quote :D… but… it was something like “Your life won’t change if you yourself don’t take a step to make it change”
    5. Make-up you never leave home without? I tend to forget to take things with me and there ar days when I don’t have any make-up on, so there’s no such thing. But if I remember, I usually have my Constance Carroll concealer and at least a tube of lipstick or lipgloss with me (totally random, what I feel like wearing that day or a random one which has been lying around in my purse/bag for days :D)
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? NJ Papillon… it’s a cheap perfume, but I love it!
    7. What are common fears you aren’t afraid of? Amongst a few, insects, flying, rollercoasters, ferris wheels, claustrophobia, blood, bloody and violent scenes and operations on TV… (actually, I’m not really afraid of anything other than public speaking)
    8. What’s one of your favourite beauty rituals? Applying lipbalm/chapstick… kind of addictive :P.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing. I’ve been wearing makeup almost consecutively last week, and my skin’s sensitive, so I gave it a rest.
    10. Weekly goals: Watch movies and buy theatre tickets :D.

  37. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Tired…

    2. One of your strengths? Staying calm in stressful situations

    3. Are you an optimist? I would like to think so, but lately I feel like a pragmatist

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Life is too short to sweat the small stuff

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? MAC blot powder

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Chanel Chance

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Heights

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Getting a facial – totally worth it.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC shroom and a brown (can’t remember name)/MAC Viva Glam VI/ MAC pinch o’ peach – I guess it’s a MAC kinda day!

    10. Weekly goals: Try a spin class. They usually scare me, but I am feeling adventurous.

  38. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Ready to fight. I don’t get this angry this often.

    2. One of your strengths? I don’t give up.

    3. Are you an optimist? Cynical is more my cup of tea.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? If they don’t make you feel good about yourself, get away from them.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? I leave without makeup all the time, I can’t leave without hair sticks to pull mine back.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Flirting with Kenzo Amour

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? I have severe anxiety, I’m virtually afraid of almost everything.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Deep treatments for my hair.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Sonia Kashuk palette (nude colors)/Tarte cheek stain in True Romance/ bare

    10. Weekly goals: Hopefully find time for a date with a guy I’ve known for years, laundry.
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  39. laurels says:

    1. Mood: Pretty chipper. I’m excited because I’m going to see my husband soon (it’s been three months since I’ve seen him)
    2. One of your strengths? I always try and make people laugh because it’s better to laugh than cry.
    3. Are you an optimist? I’d like to think that I am but there are just some moments when…you just can’t.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Be friendly but watch your back.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Face Powder, Eyeliner, Mascara and Gloss
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Guerlain’s Idylle. It’s just sooooo….lovely.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Hmmm…Speaking in public?
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Taking off my makeup with wipes in the evening. I just wipe all my stress away!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #15, MAC Tempting, Kid and Bisque/Estee Lauder Tiramisu lipstick and Lancome La Lacque Fever Gloss in Hotness/ MAC Melba and Pink Swoon mix
    10. Weekly goals: Be as calm as possible this week.

  40. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Sleepy. First day of spring break and I slept WAY in.

    2. One of your strengths?
    Um, honesty….to brutality to some.

    3. Are you an optimist?
    My mom would say I am. It depends on the situation for me.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received?
    Give yourself a break. (I tend to overextend myself.)

    5. Makeup you never leave home without?
    Lipgloss

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on?
    Nothing

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?
    Needles, especially hospital ones. I really just do NOT understand this one. A needle’s a needle. Needle guns weird me out a little, but I’m more scared of getting a tattoo than a needle. The dentist, the doctor, blood and hospitals too. When the blood bank comes, it’s not the SIGHT of blood that makes me run, it’s the SMELL of DISINFECTANT that does. The smell makes me gag!

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
    Putting on my makeup!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Nothing yet!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Sleep!
    Put my “how to read comics” presentation together

  41. Reesie says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy! It’s a busy Monday but I still have a smile on my face =) <— see?

    2. One of your strengths?
    Endurance. I have been through a lot in my 31 years but I keep on pushing!

    3. Are you an optimist?
    Unfortunately, no…I'm mostly pessimistic about everything and even when proven otherwise, I wait for the other shoe to drop…I've been through a lot (see above) so it's kinda hard to see the bright side always…

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received?
    Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it (it's a scripture)

    5. Makeup you never leave home without?
    Lately, my Maybelline Falsies mascara & NYX lisptick in Tea (and normally some form of lipgloss, if I have a bare face I HAVE to have lipgloss, my faves are VS Beauty Rush, MAC lipglass in Nice Buzz and lately I've been using the pink Hello Kitty one to give a nice pinky shine)

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on?
    Michael Kors Very Hollywood…love in a bottle

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?
    Spiders, snakes

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
    Exfoliating my skin with a homemade mixture of brown sugar and lemon juice, washing it off then steaming my face with a towel over a sink of hot water and finishing off with philosophy moisturizer…makes my skin feel baby soft.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Maybelline Falsies mascara, NYX Tea lipstick with NYX Peach gloss on top, no blush today

    10. Weekly goals:
    Continuing apartment hunting, attend my son's 1st baseball game of the season, snuggle time with my honey and catch Dancing with the Stars!

  42. Christina says:

    1. Mood: A little tired but accomplished! Today was my first day of spring quarter and I didn’t sleep the best last night (out of bad habit and nervousness) but I was able to rise and shine for class. Because of an unexpected closed ramp on the freeway, I got a wee bit lost but found my way back! :D

    2. One of your strengths? I’ll fight my way through anything to reach that end goal.

    3. Are you an optimist? Honestly, I feel like I’ve been wavering lately. The stress from life and school hasn’t exactly been making me the most optimistic but I do make myself see the best in every situation and accept that these things happen for a reason.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. (Yes… that was totally a line from Sucker Punch, but it’s still really good advice, right? XD)

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lipbalm and blotting paper. (I’m still in the process of figuring out my makeup style and essentials…)

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Hard work and sacrifice.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Honestly, I’m really into skincare. Once I started noticing that my facial surface wasn’t as pristine as it used to be, I got a skin care plan down and I really look forward to seeing the payoff!

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Honestly, I only have a moisturizing sunblock and Carmex lip balm… I don’t think I’ll ever be able to figure out a makeup routine minimal enough for myself in the early morning XD

    10. Weekly goals: Get through the first week of spring quarter and do my best to stay on my game (so that hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up the rest of this quarter!)

  43. steph b says:

    1. Mood: Chipper

    2. One of your strengths? My ability to grasp new things quickly

    3. Are you an optimist? Not really. I’m not quite a pessimist though. Stuck somewhere in the middle.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Life’s too short not to tell people “bite me” when you really mean it

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? lip balm

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? I’m not big on perfume and tend to make longterm commitments to scents so I’ll give you the same answer I’ve listed before — Kors Island.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Public speaking – no crowd to small or large, bugs (don’t like them, but not afraid), growing old

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? facials, massages

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Naked Lunch/Center Stage/Front of the Line Pro in Black/Full n Soft mascara; Burts Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus; no blush

    10. Weekly goals: Rock the workshop I’m facilitating on Thursday, get my apartment in parent-ready condition

  44. Katherine says:

    1. Mood: Very happy, but cool/cold here in California!

    2. One of your strengths? Telling people exactly how i feel about anything.

    3. Are you an optimist? Nope

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received?Never give up on your dreams.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lancome Powder/ Eyeliner (either liquid or pencil) and ALWAYS Burts Bees lipbalm.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Totally Escada.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Being let down and being told im not good enough.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Trying on new lipsticks and matching my outfits.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: MAC Liquid boot black eyeliner, Hot topic Pencil eyeliner (works surprisingly well and super cheap!) Lips: Burts bees lipbalm/ usually pairing with mac lipglass. and cheeks: MAC mineralized blush in “Gentle”.

    10. Weekly goals: start looking into grants for school!

    :)

  45. Zara says:

    1. Mood: eh.. it’s a monday.
    2. One of your strengths? i’m not easily shaken.
    3. Are you an optimist? it depends! i would say most of the time…no.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? do what makes you happy.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? mascara, for sure!
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? oh, i am in love with dior cherie! i really, really want it.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? hospitals, bodily fluids (specifically blood)
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? i really enjoy doing my eye makeup.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: mac blunt blush in crease, mac irridescent – golden bronze on lid, loreal voluminous mascara/mac touch lipstick/mac warm soul
    10. Weekly goals: do my best!

  46. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Good.
    2. One of your strengths? My sense of humor.
    3. Are you an optimist? I try to be.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? That money isn’t everything.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Mascara.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Marc Jacobs Curacao.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders?
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Getting my nails done.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Urban Decay Eye Primer in Greed, Urban Decay Virgin Shadow, and Mac’s Odd Couple Duo, with black mascara, some Mac lipgloss in a brownish color and Mac MSF on the cheeks.
    10. Weekly goals: To work out 5 times this week.

  47. libby says:

    1. mood: blah because i’m mostly just exhausted :(
    2. one of your strengths? being able to survive on two hours of sleep a night for…forever!
    3. are you an optimist? sometimes i can be.
    4. best piece of advice you ever received? take things a day at a time, don’t overwhelm yourself by needlessly stressing out for the future/things you cannot change
    5. makeup you never leave home without? mascara (usually my covergirl lashblash volume) and a lip product (either mac nymphette or lychee luxe! or sometimes it’s bobbi brown’s pot rogue in pink powder). i do usually have a rosebud salve on me as well
    6. a fragrance you’re crushing on? currently it’s chloe :)
    7. what are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? rats (although i am afraid of cockroaches and deathly afraid of bedbugs!) and dead bodies.
    8. what’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? i like getting my hair washed, lol. i like the massage they do :D
    9. eyes/lips/cheeks: all i have on my eyes is mufe’s aqua eyes 0L eyeliner with covergirl lashblast volume mascara on. as for lips, i’ve got on mufe’s lab shine in s24 (star collection) and nothing on my cheeks.
    10. weekly goals: not die!

  48. lo says:

    1. Mood: Tired, but pretty good. I love all the rain we’ve been having!
    2. One of your strengths? I’m really good at compartmentalizing… Even if I’m miserable about something, I can put it out of my mind long enough to get things done.
    3. Are you an optimist? I guess so… I mean, I’m not one of those people who are always smiling and chipper, but my outlook on life is generally pretty positive.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Stop trying to anticipate what’s going to happen. Because a lot of times, it doesn’t!
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Mascara.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Daisy, by Marc Jacobs. But it isn’t a crush. We’re in a committed relationship! Although, I do sometimes find myself thinking about her sister, Lola ;)
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Hard work, getting old/dying, the dark, clowns (but that doesn’t mean I like them, either!)
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Painting my nails. It’s totally zen and REQUIRES me to sit down and watch reality tv for at least an hour ;)
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing, just washed my face.
    10. Weekly goals: Just school related stuff. Lame-o.

  49. Ariel says:

    1. Mood: Hopeful
    2. One of your strengths? Integrity
    3. Are you an optimist? Yes, too much sometimes!
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Trust your intuition.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lip balm
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Not sure. I want a new signature-worthy scent but haven’t found one to replace D&G The One yet. I am so picky!
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Heights
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I actually like cleaning out my makeup drawer to get rid of expired or unused things and making room for new ones. Weird, I know.
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nada, MAC tinted lip conditioner, Korres bronzer
    10. Weekly goals: Ace the presentation I am giving tomorrow AND my job interview later this week
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  50. meimei says:

    1. Mood: Up and down. Hell Week is almost over!

    2. One of your strengths? I believe in the Law of Readiness: Once I find something that I like, I will keep doing it, and virtually nothing can stop me.

    3. Are you an optimist? I’d like to believe I am – but when I’m not, I really am not.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Any lip gloss

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Armani Code and Kenzo Amour

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Public speaking, karaoke, and commitment.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I’ve been addicted to deep-conditioning my hair with coconut oil.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Today looks like a moisturizer-and-lip-gloss day.

    10. Weekly goals: Get all of my finals-related stuff out of the way (it’s my first time giving them), pay for my trip to Australia and New Zealand (woohoo!), start running again
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  51. Erin says:

    1. Mood: Let down with myself. Was supposed to get things done tonight, but I’m way too tired.
    2. One of your strengths? Career ambition. Unfortunately, the ambition lags in other areas.
    3. Are you an optimist? I would like to say yes… but no. I am a worrier, and I let things get me down a lot.
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? A few: (1) Life is what you make it; (2) suffering is a choice; (3) the present moment is the only moment that really matters
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? blotting papers, lip gloss.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? D& G La Lune
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Flying
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Does getting a massage count?
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:Everyday minerals, Mark pink crush l/g, and Rimmel Autumn Catwalk blush
    10. Weekly goals: So many! I’m graduating soon and need to get my resume/other credentials together. I’d also like to make a personal website for my career stuff and start exercising every day.

  52. Kaylah. says:

    1. Mood:
    -Can’t complain :)

    2. One of your strengths?
    -I’d say that I have tough skin, I try to never let anything get to me.

    3. Are you an optimist?
    -I try to be.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received?
    -I don’t remember ever being given ‘life’ advice. My parents were/are about treating us like adults, making our own mistake and learning from them. The only advice that comes to mind was from my mom, She said ‘Always wear matching underwear’ ….Yeah, My parents are kind of, new aged hippies :)

    5. Makeup you never leave home without?
    -I do to go to the gym, but other then that, no.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on?
    -My signature fragrance has always been ‘Dolce and Gabana, The One’. I have been wearing it since I was 14.

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of?
    -Hights, the dark.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
    -My morning and nighttime skincare routine, my day is incomplete without them. And my once-a-month facial.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    -Eyes; MAC Colors ‘brule’, ‘sable’, and ‘all that glitters’ along with Covergirl ‘lashblast volume’, and Bobbi brown ‘long wear’ gel eyeliner.
    Cheeks; Nars ‘orgasm’ blush.
    Lips: MAC ‘Creme d’ nude’ lip stick, NYX clear lipgloss.

    10. Weekly goals:
    -Get back in work mode after being sick last week.

    • Kaylah. says:

      I meant, Just lip balm when i go to the gym as my lips get dry after exercise, but other then that, Makeup has always stayed on well on my face so I only bring touch up stuff when I will be out, literally all day. :)

  53. Claudenka says:

    it’s so rare to find anyone with the same taste in fragrance as me.
    gucci guilty..and now dg’s the one wow
    i now 100% trust your fragrance preferences, which says quite a lot ;)

  54. Charisse says:

    1. Mood: Really great! Just started my new job today and I feel soooo…. motivated!
    2. One of your strengths? Perseverance. With this economy, you need it!
    3. Are you an optimist? I ALWAYS see the glass half full… after reading Who Moved My Cheese, I always look for the good in things
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? to read Who Moved My Cheese
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? My Yes to Carrots Pomegranate Lip Butter! Super moisturizing and it has spf!
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? I’m loving D&G’s Light Blue
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? flying, hospitals, aging
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? I love deep conditioning my hair and giving myself a facial
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Tarte Day to Night Palette, Yes to Carrots Lip Gloss in Red Hot, Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
    10. Weekly goals: Exercise and get some rest

  55. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Chill. Got lots done today so am relaxing with a cup of green tea and chocolate mousse cake before walking my dog.
    2. One of your strengths? I can be very loyal and reliable.
    3. Are you an optimist? I try, but there are times when I am not
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Work smarter, not harder!
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? A lipgloss and some mascara.
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? It’s discontinued, but I <3 <3 <3 Victoria's Secret Vanilla Cashmere Jasmine. Its still a bit cold here, but this brings me the feeling being in front of a warm fireplace with my honey.
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Spiders and flying. My first flight was when I was about 6 months old to Dallas from Vancouver.
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals?
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing. Cleaned up just a few minutes ago, but was wearing some MAC Studio Fix Black Lash Mascara and MAC Oh Baby Lipglass.
    10. Weekly goals: Write everything down in my food journal
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  56. Anna says:

    Always feel like I havent started my week right if I havent done the poll lol…….

    1. Mood: Annoyed with myself for letting a person get to me like this *burys head in pillow*

    2. One of your strengths? My sense of humour

    3. Are you an optimist? Sometimes my glass is half full, sometimes I need a topping up.

    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? Not really advice, but something my mum says to me all the time is that you can lie to people, but you can never lie to the person that matters most-yourself.

    5. Makeup you never leave home without? I can run to the corner shop without a scrap of make-up on at 7am. But I’d say blusher.

    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Bleu de Chanel, yep a mens frangrance….

    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? spiders and heights.

    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? plucking my eyebrows in the bathroom with my iPod on full blast. I take about 2 hrs in the bathroom if i’m doing that…its something about the light in there-even the cheekiest hair cant hide.

    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing right now, have to put on my face in 20mins.

    10. Weekly goals: To go to my pilates class-havent been for a month !!! sort our my wardrobe for spring and follow up on some volunteer work I’ve been meaning to do on the wkends.

    Have a great week everyone !! x

  57. Liz Marie says:

    1. Mood: at work.. Salary negotiations are goign to be tough :(
    2. One of your strengths? Perfectionist & atentive to detail ^^
    3. Are you an optimist? Uhm I woudl want to think so,, though I complain a lot (just a way of venting,, right?..) :)
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? TBD
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Eyeliner & mascara
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? D&G Rue de la Fortune
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Snakes, spiders (I do have afobia to butterflies/months though.. :__)
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Face scrubs! I love how smooth the skin is afterwards!
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Guerlain black eyeliner + BadGal lash mascara + MAC foundation & mineralize powder
    10. Weekly goals: Go to the gym :/ … after 5 months of nothing…

  58. Melonie says:

    1. Mood: Pretty lethargic sadly, although still content!
    2. One of your strengths? Self-motivated.
    3. Are you an optimist? Often times
    4. Best piece of advice you ever received? To never give up on those who have unconditional love for you.
    5. Makeup you never leave home without? Lipgloss/Chapstick
    6. A fragrance you’re crushing on? Escada’s Moon Sparkle (DISCONTINUED NOW :(!!)
    7. What are some common fears you aren’t afraid of? Needles and Heights
    8. What’s one of your favorite beauty rituals? Using an at-home sauna facial with Clinique’s exfoliator and Biore pore strips
    9. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes – Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P with Khaki Suede Revlon Colour Illuminance (darkened brown). Lips – EOS Lipbalm (Minty Blue) and Buxom’s Big & Healthy Lipstick (Brooklyn). Cheeks: Clinique’s Soft Blush in New Clover.
    10. Weekly goals: To go for a run with a friend and begin using an agenda/planner.

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