Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 10

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  1. Mood:
  2. I’m okay. Lately on Mondays I’ve been feeling this sense of dread about the upcoming week ahead (I call it “the Monday blues”). You know when you have the weight on your shoulders of too much to do and not enough time to get it all done? I was feeling it this morning, but then I saw the picture above, and it motivated me to try some new changes to make things better.

  3. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
  4. Taking a long, hot shower, putting on some comfy clothes and curling up on the couch to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s on DVD.

  5. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
  6. Any sort of sliced fruit, with a spoonful of Nutella.

  7. Who is (or are) the people in your life who can make you laugh so hard you cry?
  8. Al (my brother), Cindy (BFF), Jen (other BFF) and Naaman (my BFF from my old job).

  9. Who’s your shoulder to cry on?
  10. El Hub and Tabs (when he lets me).

  11. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  12. Super simple for now, but it may change later in the day: YSL Faux Cils Mascara, MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl/Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Blossom/Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar

  13. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
  14. I took my mum out for brunch yesterday.

  15. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
  16. Relax (LOL, really!).

  17. Outfit:
  18. I’m all about comfort today: jeans, black t-shirt, pink sweatshirt and flip flops.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Try adding a few small changes to make my work life better, run five miles at least three times, remember to take my allergy meds, try NOT to multitask (still working on this one), explore new coffee shops/bookstores.

Hello, ladies. Can you believe it’s Monday already? As usual, the weekend flew by way too fast. Hopefully things aren’t too crazy on your end and that you’re getting a chance to ease into your day.



Before you dive head-on into the week, take a second to check in and give me the skinny on what’s new ’round your way. Grab the list below, scribble in your answers and then add it to the comments. :)


Le list

1. Mood:
2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?
5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
9. Outfit:
10. Weekly goals:

Maybe we can all cheer each other on this week… there’s nothing like a collective group of friends crossing the finish line together, yes?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Kelly says:

    1. Mood: I feel you about the Monday blues. I have them every single Monday, and lately every single day at work is getting to be excruciating to get through. Something’s gotta give…

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? My cats

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? In the spring/summer I love raspberries or strawberries with a tiny bit of sugar on them

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? Mr. VV and my friend Shelley

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? I tend to suffer in silence but when I must, I use Mr. VV or Sammy :)

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: A taupe Benefit E/S & MAC Vanilla E/S with UD Stash liner, a Too Faced peachy blush and a Smashbox peachy gloss

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Made chocolate chip cookies for Mr. VV last night for a trip he’s on this week

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Eat a healthy lunch

    9. Outfit: Dark jeans, a lacy ivory colored cami with black bows, a black cardigan and dark red patent leather flats

    10. Weekly goals: Quit sleeping weird so my neck doesn’t kill every morning, remember MY Claritin every day and write!
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Chanel Le Vernis Illusion D’or Swatches & Review =-.

  2. Taylor says:

    1. Mood? Nervous because I feel like I’m running out of time to do all the things I need to do before school is over.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Watching a trashing TV show (say yes to the dress on TLC) and drinking diet sunkist.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Strawberry and/or peach yoplait yogurt.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? Max (when he’s in a good mood), Nivi, Ben
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? Nivi
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Basic beige eyeshadow darker brown in the corners and shimmery on the brow bone plus coverup. I like neutrals but I could use some suggestions…
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I baked a ton of goodies for people yesterday, jammers, bundt cake and cupcakes : )
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Catch up on accounting homework
    9. Outfit: Lucky brand hoodie and jeans, keeping it casual
    10. Weekly goals: Catch up on all test and homework I still haven’t done. go shopping at urban outfitters.

  3. Scientific Housewife says:

    1. Mood: Bored but okay
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Chocolate/wine
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Fruit
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My best friend and my hubby
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My hubby for sure
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes – Clinique, Cheeks – MAC, Lips – Clinique
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Bought my mom flowers for Mother’s Day
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Go to Target to buy a bathroom rug for my friend because I spilled nail polish on hers :(
    9. Outfit: Scrubs
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t spend money, eat out of the pantry, water plants, clean

  4. Kelsey says:

    1. Mood:
    Decent I suppose. Rough morning but this my boyfriend surprised me this afternoon so better than this morning! lol

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
    My boyfriend. Always.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
    Green Apples

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come of out your eyes?
    My dad

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
    my mom

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    no makeup on yet

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
    I made my boyfriend grilled cheese about 30 minutes ago

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    apply for a job

    9. Outfit:
    t-shirt and jean shorts

    10. Weekly goals:
    surviving my internship!
    .-= Kelsey’s last blog post… Long Lost Brothers? =-.

  5. Rita says:

    1. Mood Better now. I was about to get a headache today.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Coming home.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Brazil nuts or dried apple chips.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? It varies.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? Mother.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: All MAC: Hold My Gaze e/s on Cuddle Shadestick (wow), Birds&Berries, and Shroom e/s, Float on By Kohl / Ever Hip l/s / Shell Pearl BP, Prim&Proper Blush
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I tried to say something nice to someone in a difficult situation.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? I got my nail polish order today (5 new ones!). I’m going to put Essie Turquoise & Caicos on!
    9. Outfit: Pyjamas.
    10. Weekly goals: Summer! We have been having like +5 C lately, and in a few days, its’ going to be +25 C!!!

  6. Marina says:

    1. Mood: sad, just came back home
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? the best thing is to go to bed to wake up on the next day :)
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? I love fruits
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?my Dad, he has the best sense of humour
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? I don’t like when others see my crying
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?It’s too personal
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? make a plan for the week and also think of a place to go for our anniversary tomorrow
    9. Outfit: black shorts and navy t-shirt
    10. Weekly goals: LOTS of work and some blogging because I just came back but I am leaving on Sunday for a whole week, this time it’s for work.
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Naked Beauty Collection By Smashbox for Summer 2010 =-.

  7. Nina says:

    Le list:

    1. Mood – upbeat. wanting to be on vacay still though.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? coming home to the hubs and my fur family.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? fruit of all kinds. im a fruit fiend.

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? the hubs. he is funny in a way that only he and i can understand sometimes.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? fanita, my bestie. the hubs too.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: mac humid + ud 24×7 in zero + none + milani luminous.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? i am currently making 25th wedding anniversary invitations for my aunt.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? finish the invitations mentioned in #7.

    9. Outfit: black dress + green tank underneath + silver sandals.

    10. Weekly goals: get over my vacay hangover! :)

    Have a great week ahead, Karen… I hope the wind chases away your Monday blues! Hi to Tabs!

  8. Michelle says:

    1. Mood — Hopefull
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? — hanging out with my family
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? — whole grain toast with almond butter
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? — my sisters
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? — hubby/sisters
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: — Mac Pink Swoon blush, A Rose Romance l/s, with Bisque, Blanc Type, and Wedge on the eyes (black liner of course)
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Made brunch for my mom yesterday
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Work on a lesson I need to prepare
    9. Outfit: — Trouser jeans, fitted T-shirt
    10. Weekly goals: not stressing out over the flooding in my downstairs — pick out samples for new flooring (at least I get new flooring out of the mess!)

    Here’s to a stress-free week!!

  9. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: I normally get the Monday blues, but not today…that is until I arrived at work and the complaints started. Grrrr…
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Seeing my husband. That’s the best part of the day for sure.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Almonds (sometimes with chocolate chips thrown in for good measure.)
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My husband for sure!
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My husband. Man…I need to get a life! Ha!
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Club Eyeshadow, Black Kohl Liner from VS, Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara, Tarte gel blush in Flush, loreal infallible lipstick in coral.
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Spent the day with my mom!
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get my booty to the gym after work!
    9. Outfit: Shimmery grey slacks, white tee, black boyfriend cardigan and a clear acyrlic bauble necklace.
    10. Weekly goals: Lose 1lb! YAY!

  10. Toni says:

    1. Mood: Tired from a busy weekend, but happy after spending a nice Mother’s Day with my husband and children.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? A nice cup of coffee with flavored creamer or Russian tea, a warm shower, and a good book.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Quaker rice cakes (the apple cinammon kind)

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? A roommate from undergrad, a roommate from grad school, my husband, and my children.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? Definitely my wonderful husband.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes – MAC Mylar and Shale, Chanel Safari, Chanel Black Shimmer waterproof liner; Lip – Aquaphor; Cheeks – nothing since my rosacea is acting up a little.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Got my mom a gift certificate for Mother’s Day for manis/pedis to pamper herself.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Clear off the desk and pay bills

    9. Outfit: navy blue Izod polo, jeans, crosstrainers, and my new Tiffany initial necklace (my Mother’s Day/anniversary gift from hubby and kids)

    10. Weekly goals: Make file folders for kids’ activities, complete paperwork for son’s school for next year, a little redecorating of master bedroom/bathroom as a surprise for hubby.

    Karen, I hope you and your readers have a wonderful and stress-free week!

  11. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Just woke up, still groggy and sluggish
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? like you karen, i take a long hot shower, get in my fleece bathrobe and chill hard!
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? hmm…healthy? whats that? i love fruit..
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? hmm…i can’t think of any right now…but i would say not so much specific people, but specific people in certain situations that can always be a recipe for disaster!
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? my boyfriend, best friend, my mom…
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing except vitamin E on a zit i clobbered and moisturizer
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? hm…well it was mother’s day yesterday so i guess i did nice things all day yesterday
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? hmm…i would like to go to yoga but i probably won’t…
    9. Outfit: black sweats gray shirt
    10. Weekly goals: go to yoga, work on my indoor garden, save $$..

  12. Trude says:

    1. Mood: A little tired, but good. Got a lot planned for this week! :)

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Snuggling with my pup on the couch with a yummy snack and some awesome junk TV, like Top Model. :)

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Plain ol’ almonds or apples

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My BFF and the boy. Also my parents are pretty darn funny, although not always on purpose! ;)

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My BFF and the boy.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: NARS eyeshadow single in Blondie, the dark brown color from the NARS shadow duo in Cordura for liner, MAC tinted balm, NARS blush in Orgasm.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Made sure my mom’s Mama’s Day was awesome. :)

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Work on my budget, get some filing done.

    9. Outfit: Grey comfy dress with a hot pink tank and black textured tights (its a bit chilly today).

    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy my friend’s company at dinner tonight, actually make it to photo class Wednesday night, sign up for a website!
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… Happy Mama’s Day! =-.

  13. Deirdre says:

    1. Mood- Really good! We had a little party at lunch, my friends brought in Chocolate Biscuit cake and brownies and we danced around the common room at school to Glee and Beyonce, and some oldies too :D
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? A cup of tea and a good book!
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? I love snacking on chives,my dad grows them! And I love purple grapes
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My friend Bernie, she says some crazy things!lol, and my friend Aisling because we always have really strange late night conversations!
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? Bernie or my other friend Aoife
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes- Urban Decay Stray Dog, Corrupt Liner and Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Made my dad a nice cup of tea when he was doing some work last night.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? My homework and study as always!
    9. Outfit: My school uniform! Plaid skirt, green polo, navy jumper, black tights, navy shoes…stylish :D
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t put off homework to the last minute :)

  14. Le list
    1. Mood: Iffy…I work a city job and they’re talking layoffs to balance the budget but they dont’ know for sure yet. Also, I’m bothered by the oil spill, the volcano in Iceland, and the car bomb that wasn’t in NYC. It’s like, is 2012 end of the world coming or what? lol.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? My daughter saying that I’m awesome; a good night *wink, wink* with my husband; or a new pair of shoes.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Activia Fat free yogurt or light popcorn

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My brother because he can make a re-telling of his work day into a 60-minute comedy routine.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My husband and then my mom.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Orglamix mineral shadow in Chamomille, CoverGirl ShineBlast in Fire, and nothing on the cheeks.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I waive the late fines of 2 patrons who should have really known better. You gotta return your books on time, people!

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Um, nothing really. Monday is kind of my relax day because I try to make sure everything is wrapped up before I leave work on Friday. Now, on Tuesday, that’s when things get on and popping!

    9. Outfit: Black slacks, coral sweater multi-strand “ethnic” necklace, and purple suede shoes that my daughter picked out for me to wear. It almost matches!

    10. Weekly goals: Enter my grandma in the fruit of the month club for her 80th birthday, prepare two story times, call my therapist, weed books, troll the cosmetic aisles of my local drugstores just to spend up the last of my mother’s day money (lol); and try to resume exercising.

    (Something about answering your Monday polls really forces me to focus myself for the week. Thanks!)
    .-= BrooklynShoeBabe’s last blog post… Blasting the Shadow and Shine =-.

  15. Stef says:

    1. Mood – Oh yeah, Monday blues are the worst. But for me, they start on Sunday morning! Today I feel pretty determined and optimistic. Hopefully that will stick around!

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? A hug from my hubby, a kiss form my dogs and a glass of wine.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? carrots and cucumbers dipped in yogurt salad dressing

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My gay bestie: Eric

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? Hubby

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing, I just woke up (very late I might add and it was awesome!)

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Emailed my father and brothers who lost their Mom a few weeks ago (I know yesterday must have been tough for them)

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Edit photos for the week’s posts.

    9. Outfit: A very fetching old red sweatshirt and black yoga pants. A vision, I tell ya!

    10. Weekly goals: Same as most weeks: eat well, get caught up on posts.
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Benefit Velvet eyeshadows – Slip into something comfortable =-.

  16. Lorraine says:

    1. Mood- Feeling blah. I totally understand the Monday Blues…..it’s hard when you work at home. I am starting a freelance writing job, and I have an academic paper plus some paperwork I need complete for an office. It’s hard to do with a television, easy access to the kitchen, and books arriving in the mail today! It’s so hard to motivate myself when I’m not working in an office.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? A fabulous dinner and watching NCIS in my pajamas. For some reason, washing my face with a good cleanser really cheers me up!

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? I like to eat fruit, like bananas and pineapples.

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My fiance, my friend Jen, and my sister.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My fiance, most definitely.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Purple eyeshadow from a random palette, a coral-rose blush from the Pop Beauty Smokey Rose Palette, Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara, and a purplish lipstick from Wet n Wild (Don’t remember the exact shade!)

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I woke up at 7:50 to wake up my fiance. (I’m his alarm clock…I wake him up every morning by telephone :) Sometimes as early at 5 am!)

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get one of my freelancing articles finished!

    9. Outfit: A magenta, long sleeved top from Mandees and a turquoise embroidered bustle skirt from Charlotte Russe.

    10. Weekly goals: Complete all of my work assignments, exercise every day, and lose 2 lbs!
    .-= Lorraine’s last blog post… Wet N Wild Nail Color – Tickled Pink 402 =-.

  17. Steph B says:

    1. Mood – A-O-K
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? A good meal — either taking the time to prepare something I know I’m going to enjoy or pampering myself at a good restaurant with a favorite dish and glass of vino. Adding friends to the mix makes it even better.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Almonds. Love them in just about any form — plain, salted, smoked, temari, and right now loving the TJ honey sesame ones. Just a few and I’m perked back up.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My brother and mother. We’ll sometimes look at each other and just start cracking up and can’t stop. Usually it is the really stupid things that get us going.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? A close friend from college — we’ve been crying on each others’ shoulders for 20 years now.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nada – I’m working from home.
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Pep talk to a friend stuck in job interview hell.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Change bandages on my incisions. Ick.
    9. Outfit: Yoga pants, t shirt, fleece jacket — the temps dropped over 20 degrees and it is colllld.
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t overdo it.

  18. heya, karen!

    Le list

    1. Mood
    okay. i’m a bit tired today.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
    going to dance class.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
    fruit!

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?
    my friends cheryl, aubrey, christie & russell, and my sister, shae.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
    aubrey :)

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    a wash of MAC phloof!, dior diorshow iconic l’extreme waterproof mascara, bobbi brown nectar blush, MAC see sheer lipstick topped off with some nymphette lipglass.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
    held the door open while someone tried to get out of the building with FIVE dogs!

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    debating a MAC haul – lipglasses in prrr (backup), lychee luxe, cha cha & lust are calling my name…

    9. Outfit:
    black cardigan, skinny jeans, red oversize tee shirt, gray waist cincher and a pair of leopard print flats.

    10. Weekly goals:
    stretch daily.
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Product Review: Marcelle Hydra-C Complexe 24h Hydrating Fluid =-.

  19. Van says:

    1. Mood: overwhelmed, got too much goin on in my mind :(
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? looking at pictures of puppies :)
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? granola
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? the hub, Kelli and Raychelle (my bffs) Karen and Jiovanna (my work bffs)
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? my bff Raychelle and my mom
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Stila Charmed eye shadow palette, Revlon Super Lustrious lip gloss is Coral Reef, Too Faced La Vie en Rose blush
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? gave my mom her mother’s day gift and spent all day with her and my bro visiting family, she was so happy :)
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? cook a delicious dinner for the hub and I then relax!
    9. Outfit: gray dress pants and white shirt (blah!) wish I was wearing shorts, tank top and flip flops!
    10. Weekly goals: get back in the kitchen and cook some tasty, healthy meals for the hub and I, keep on exercising and push myself a bit harder each time!

  20. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Terrible. I’ve been sick since Friday and it feels kinda flu like.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? When Indie comes and curls up with me.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? The quaker rice cakes. They’re super yummy with peanut butter.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My boyfriend’s brother Aj. While Aj isn’t the sharpest tool in the box, he’s very fun to be around.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My boyfriend. He’s used to my breakdowns due to my anxiety.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing but sunscreen!
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I borrowed my boyfriend’s car the other day and filled up the tank for him.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Sleep so I feel better and try to keep down the toast I just ate
    9. Outfit: black tank top, black sweat pants.
    10. Weekly goals: Survive finals and feel better.
    .-= Rachael’s last blog post… License to Thrill: I Wanna be a Bond Girl =-.

  21. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? makeup and a good book.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? fruit

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? my boyfriend, he’s a very funny guy.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? my mum and my boyfriend

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: blue smokey eye, pink blush and soft pink gloss

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? prepared breakfast for my boyriend

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? catching up on some reading

    9. Outfit: striped sweater and jeans

    10. Weekly goals: eat healthy
    .-= gio’s last blog post… 5 Skincare Mistakes I Made in the Past =-.

  22. Arianne says:

    You know Karen, I always look forward to the Monday Poll. :) It always makes my Mondays a tad less gloomy.

    1. Mood: So tired! I spent all of Sunday doing chores and didn’t get to enjoy my weekend to its maximum capacity. Having my mid afternoon coffee now.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Cute Overload! Kittayns and puppehs and bunnehs. :P
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Yogurt-flavoured granola bars.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My BF, and my brother.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? BF.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Arena as a lid wash, Blacktrack on upper lash line, GOSH Bananas on waterline, MUFE #14 HD Blush and nothing on the lips.
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I held a door open for a stranger.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Eat clean.
    9. Outfit: White hoodie, yellow tank top, black skinnies, leopard print flats.
    10. Weekly goals: Hit the gym twice, eat clean, catch up on LOST, catch up with my high school girlfriends! :)
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… My Adventures at Target. =-.

  23. Liz G. says:

    1. Mood: Bored and dejected (job isn’t going so great lately).
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Laughing with my husband!
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Fresh fruit
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My husband, my 2 dogs, my friends Jill and Sharon
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My husband
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Smashbox Cinnamon Toast w/ UD Boubon liner, Chanel Aqualumiere in Key West, NARS Penny Lane
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Gave my Mom a huge flower bowl for Mother’s Day
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Visit the chiropractor after work (stress is killing my neck!)
    9. Outfit: black pants with black boots, abstract tank top and forest green cardigan (it’s raining)
    10. Weekly goals: Survive the work week with my sanity intact!

  24. Catherine says:

    1. Mood A little tired, cranky, but overall not too bad for a Monday.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Hot tea and mindless comedy.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Fruit! Particularly any kind of berries, or Anzaborrego grapefruit when they’re ripe!

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My mom, the SO, my BFF Jen.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? SO even though he wishes he weren’t lol.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Cocomotion, Museum Bronze & Blond’s Gold (I forgot to curl my lashes and put on mascara today! d’oh!)/Chanel Egerie/NARS Torrid

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I just sent a girl a nail polish as an RAOK on MUA.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Ugh, midterm regrade submission.

    9. Outfit: I tried to dress pretty today. I’m wearing a pink argyle boatneck sweater dress from Yesstyle over a white miniskirt, brown over the knee socks and my colorful pink and orange striped scarf. And beat up brown suede walking shoes because there is just no way in hell I’m making it through the day in heels anymore.

    10. Weekly goals: Get on top of things!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Early Graduation Gift from Thao =-.

  25. Latonya says:

    1. Mood
    I’m okay. Mondays tend to be hard for me because I wish I would have relaxed more over the weekend.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
    Having my daughter run up to me when I get home and giving me a big hug and kiss!

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
    Veggie sticks.

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?
    My husband (Doug)and my daughter (Nya)-she will be 2 soon as says the funniest things.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
    I cry to my husband about everything. He is my best friend

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Eyes-Maybelline palette in Mocha Motion Lips-Smashbox True Color in Cactus Flower Cheecks- Smashbox in O Glow and Artistry in Sunkissed

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
    I practically wrote a report for my younger sister who is in college.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Clean my refrigerator.

    9. Outfit:
    Orange flower cardigan from New York & Company, Express boyfriend jeans, Nine West ballet flats

    10. Weekly goals:
    Start cooking more!

  26. Sally says:

    Le list

    1. Mood
    Decent, considering it’s finals week, I’m working 35 hours this week, and I’ve slept about 12 hours over the last three nights combined.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
    Glee, ice cream, cute boys :]

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
    Hummus and pitas.

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?
    My brother and my best friend.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
    Best friend.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Super simple today – I woke up too early! Blacktrack/Star Violet on upper lash line, Blacktrack on waterline, tons of mascara. Chapstick and a smidge of Viva Glam VI. Benefit Hoola, Dallas, High Beam.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
    I drove my roommate’s boyfriend back from the car shop this morning.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Study insanely for my final tonight (and my final tomorrow morning).

    9. Outfit:
    Cal t-shirt, black yoga pants, running shoes.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Survive with my sanity, because then it’s summer!

  27. Tiera says:

    1. Mood: A wee bit overwhelmed, I’ve got finals this week and tons going on at work (both jobs, yikes!)
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?: Going home, having something ICE cold to drink (preferably POG), and steaming in the shower! And, if possible, catching a Golden Girls rerun on Hallmark :)
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? I’m a sucka for cucumber tea sandwiches with my grandma’s homemade dressing!
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?: My cousin Tiffy or my brother Shayde!
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My bff Joelle or, suprisingly, my ex bf
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Eye Brows in Lingering, Loreal Hip Cream Eyeliner in Midnight Blue, Mark Make It Big Mascara in Raven; NYC Ultra Moist Lipstick in Violet Shine; MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom and Powder Blush in Well Dressed
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?: I was the first to give my cousin her first mother’s day card on her very first mother’s day ever! (Lots of firsts lol!)
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?: Complete HR paperwork for the new company that’s managing the newspaper I work for
    9. Outfit: Black leggings, blue/green/teal/yellow plaid top (too long to be a shirt, too short to be a tunic, so idk what it is lol!), silver flats, and my new black digital watch ($7 at Walmart, say whaaat?!)
    10. Weekly goals: Spend time with my grandparents while they’re here for a few days, reorganize/feng shui my work desk, figure out my mother’s day plans (my mom wanted to wait until this coming weekend since she didn’t wanna deal with crowds!)
    .-= Tiera’s last blog post… Mixtape Monday: Vol. 4 =-.

  28. Ditte K. says:

    1. Mood: Optimistic.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Surprisingly – gardening. Or not so surprising, the motorcycle club :)
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? 5 hazelnuts or 5 almonds.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My boyfriend and my smaller siblings.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? BF :)
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Super easy formal brown shades (L’oreal HIP shady duo)/Too Faced lip gloss/nothing (since I’m riding on the mc a lot these days, I don’t want my helmet to get icky with foundation and blush).
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I really can’t remember but it probably involved giving somebody a ride in my old car.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Go to bed early (it’s evening here) :)
    9. Outfit: Brown short skirt, black thick stockings and a brown sweater.
    10. Weekly goals: Do fitness at least 2 times more (1 hour down this morning, yay) and maybe take a run in the nearby forest.

  29. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Really, really tired. It’s finals week.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
    Zena and a long, hot shower.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
    Apple slices or green grapes.

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?
    My mom and, of course, Zena. She’s a person to me.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
    Mom and Zena. Zena is a very good at consoling people.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    L’Oreal Wear Infinity eye quad in Sea Splash and mascara, Posietint and Stila liglaze in passionfruit.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
    Cooked Italian herbed chicken, made homemade garlic bread (okay, I cheated by buying a baguette. I’m bad at cooking breads) and spaghetti dinner for my mom last night as it was Mother’s Day.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Finals.

    9. Outfit:
    Denim jeans, white racerback tank under a slouchy shirt and black flats.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finals, finals, finals. I have three but I think that’s three too many (hate finals).
    Give Zena a bath. She stinks. She’s been rolling in the pollen (icky).
    Buy something for exfoliating my face.
    Put on Jurlique mask to help with my current breakout of stress pimples.
    Pray to the sun gods for some warmth and sunshine. It’s freezing here!
    Go to the dentist (ugggggggggggh).

  30. Kiran says:

    1. Mood: happy but tired
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? watching the office, venting to my mom
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? dark chocolate praeventia cookies! yum :)
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? my bf, my best friend and brother
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? my mom and bf
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing yet
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? i fixed my moms broken brush
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? pack!
    9. Outfit: black capris and blue tank
    10. Weekly goals: spend time with the bf and relax on vacation (im leaving on wednesday!!)

  31. Le list

    1. Mood: Happy
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Shopping
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Sunflower seeds
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My fiance and my brother
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My fiance
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Diorshow Mascara/NARS Turkish Delight/NARS Orgasm Blush
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I baked brownies for my brother
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Job hunt, job hunt, job hunt.
    9. Outfit: Plaid shirt, True Religion skinny jeans
    10. Weekly goals: Study for GREs, apply for grad school, job hunt.
    .-= i♥makeup’s last blog post… Lakme Summer 2010: Night Fever By Suneet Varma =-.

  32. Jen says:

    I like that flow chart! It really puts things in perspective.

    1. Mood: A little mad at myself for sleeping in so late. It’s finals week, and although I don’t have any exams (just two screenplays due on Thursday), I have a lot of errands to run!

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Hot shower, snuggle with my puppy, listening to music.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Yogurt with homemade granola (just had some for breakfast!)

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My former co-workers. They’re the only things I miss about that job.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My puppy. I don’t like to cry in front of people.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: None yet. I’m just gonna stare at my collection and hope inspiration hits!

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Took my mom for a pedicure on Friday for Mother’s Day.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Call my orthodontist (one of my brackets on my braces is loose)

    9. Outfit: T-shirt and gym shorts. Told ya I woke up late.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my screenplays, clean the house, start job hunting, start exercising!

    Banish those Monday blues, Karen! Have a good week!

  33. 1. Mood-incredibly happy.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? My husbands smile when I walk in the house. Worst thing if he’s in a bad mood too when I come home.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? A watermelon/almond milk smoothie.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My brother, he’s hysterical. I sometimes wonder why he had to get all of the wit in the family.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My mom and husband.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: I’m loving Nyx Catwalk palette. got a mix of that. cheeks, mac chic couple, and lips bare today.
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I gave a coworker some nailpolishes she was dying for.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? To write 3 blog post and I did it.
    9. Outfit: Maternity pants, and brown/grey shirt.
    10. Weekly goals: To swim 4 times a week, and to go visit my mommy.

  34. christine says:

    1. Mood: I’m feeling okay, as well.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? reading celebrity gossip magazines :)
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? a handful of roasted almonds
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? my best friend
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? my mom
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC omega + MAC tissue weight + MAC smut / chapstick / Josie Maran blush in “blossom”
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? bought them an eyeshadow, lol
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? organize nailpolish collection!
    9. Outfit: simple white v-neck T from gap + khaki colored shorts
    10. Weekly goals: get through it! :)

  35. lo says:

    1. Mood
    Honestly, kinda discouraged. I need a job and found a possible one, BUT it’s full time and the internship I’m taking next year requires me to raise my own support, which in and of itself is a full time job. I basically can only have one or the other. Meanwhile, I’m broke and having a really difficult time coming up with people to contact about supporting me.

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day?
    Sleep. Everything always looks better in the morning.

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?
    I love fresh fruit! I wish I thought to eat it more often. Or a smoothie.

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes?
    There are so many! I can’t even begin to make a list.

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on?
    My mama, usually.

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Nothing.

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else?
    I did dishes and chores and stuff so that my mom could spend time outside by the pool for mother’s day.

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Write thank you notes for graduation gifts.

    9. Outfit:
    PJ pants and the sleeveless top I wore out today.

    10. Weekly goals:
    MINISTRY PARTNERS! I need them. I need to meet with them. I need their support haha.

  36. meimei says:

    1. Mood: PUMPED! I just voted for the first time – the Philippine presidential elections were on Monday. (But since it’s Tuesday today in the P.I., it looks like I’m going to get some blood tests done today… so, not quite as pumped.)

    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Good music!

    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Plain sweet corn on the cob, no butter

    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My cousins

    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My family

    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Today is a mascara and red lipstick day for me!

    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Let my mom and dad vote ahead of me

    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Smile!

    9. Outfit: Work uniform – black pants, button-down blouse, flats

    10. Weekly goals: Exercise every day, stay relaxed… and start writing again!
    .-= meimei’s last blog post… What I’m Wearing on My Nails Today =-.

  37. j.j. says:

    1. Mood: Indifferent….not in a great mood/not in a bad mood. Maybe it’s the Monday blues.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? My goofy dog and a walk. Hot shower and a cup of hot tea.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Endive leaves with ricotta cheese (part skim/low fat).
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? Too many to list.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? I have three amazing friends who I have been blessed to have.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Bobbi Brown shadows and gel liner. Trying the new Covergirl mascara for green eyes (not sure I’m loving it). Nars blush and tinted lip balm.
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? On the way home, I placed money in the fireman’s boot (you know their Fill the Boot campaign for Muscular Dystrophy).
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Laundry tonight while watching a little TV.
    9. Outfit: Now that I’m home: yoga pants and a tank top. Hair pulled up into a high ponytail.
    10. Weekly goals: Eating better/taking lunch everyday to work. Shampooing the carpets.

  38. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Loved the zodiac post that you and Tabs did. He’s so awesome and so are you!!! Have you decided what you’re going to do with your hair yet??
    Le list
    1. Mood: easily distracted
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? A bath, a nap, and some ice cream.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Dark Chocolate
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My sorority sisters and my family
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My mom
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clinique butter pecan eye duo, CG Shineblast lipgloss, Clinque blush
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I moved my mom’s boxes
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Stay warm cuz it’s FREEZING!!!
    9. Outfit: Gap gray and white striped sweater, jeans, Converse sneakers, green and white trench
    10. Weekly goals: Write a sermon for Sunday, organize my laundry situation, declutter the living room.

  39. Dini says:

    1. Mood: Oddly optimistic since I had a really bad night’s sleep.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Chocolate.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Mixed berry smoothies – yum
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? Elise, a good friend from a long time ago.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My mom.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: The taupey purple shadow from Dior’s Crush Glow, Lancome’s Amplicils Mascara/ L’oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Pashmina/ Bobbi Brown Blush in Nectar
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? Made my mom scrambled eggs on Mother’s Day. True story.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Finish my application for my Masters.
    9. Outfit: Black flared skirt, striped sweater and black slingback heels.
    10. Weekly goals: Call my spanish teacher from high school before she thinks I have forgotten her.

  40. Stephie says:

    1. Mood Tired. It’s not only the weekend that passed by fast, but the month. Too many things on the plate. Too little time to finish all the things I need to do in May.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Cake. or Chocolate. or Chocolate Cake
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? mmm. A really cold orange that I must peel by myself with my barehands removing everything bit of membrane. mmm.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? No one in particular..it’s mostly a funny random moment than a funny random person that will make me laugh hard.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? my boo :]
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clinique gold shadow, Clinique winged black liner/ pancit grease xD/ NARS Deep Throat
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I scanned pictures for my sister’s debut
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Finish my BLaw Hw and Engr Hw. And Mktg Hw. Let’s just say, finish all my hw.
    9. Outfit: Black cardigan w/ lace cutout, white tank, dark Express Jeans
    10. Weekly goals: Get my educational shiizz together. Finish up planning my sister’s debut.

    Hi Karen, I haven’t done this in ages. Been a busy bee, I hope you are doing well !!
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… You need this: MAC Studio Finish Concealer =-.

  41. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Good although tired from 2 hours in the gym.
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? My dog giving me a sad face for some liver treats.
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? As a treat, chocolate frozen yogurt (90 calories per half cup) and a handful of strawberries. Otherwise, I regularly munch on rice crackers, dark chocolate, and fruit.
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My friend Mary-Anne always has a great story to make me laugh.
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? A few good friends, my cousins (Rea & Sheryl) and my dog.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing, just about ready to go to bed.
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I made my mom pizza and chicken stirfry yesterday :)
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Well, I’ll make it for tomorrow. I have to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio.
    9. Outfit: PJ’s.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out 5 days this week and declutter at least one of my dressers.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… FOTD: MAC Plum Spring Color Forecast =-.

  42. Katie says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: Stressed
    2. What’s one thing that always cheers you up after a bad day? Sex
    3. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Blackberries!
    4. Who is (or who are the people) in your life that can make you laugh so hard tears come out your eyes? My SO
    5. Who is your shoulder to cry on? My kitten
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing yet
    7. What’s the last nice thing you did for someone else? I try to do things for people as much as I can. I’d say yesterday.
    8. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Clean my room
    9. Outfit: nothing yet
    10. Weekly goals: Workout more :)
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… My Wish List! =-.

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