Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 11

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  1. Mood:
  2. Mostly calm now, but I’ve had three anxiety attacks since Friday — pains in the chest, shortness of breath, tears, the whole nine yards.

    You know that feeling you get when there’s just too much to do and not enough time to do it in? That’s where I’m at right now. Between school, trying to build my freelance writing business and keeping up with the blog, El Hub and I have also been house hunting.

    I know that none of these things are matters of life/death. None are really important in the greater scheme of things, but I can’t help myself. I’m only human. I’ve been stressed out.

    Last night I drank about half a gallon of Get Relaxed Tea ($10.50) and went to bed early. That seems to have helped a little.

  3. Favorite food:
  4. It changes often, but lately I haven’t been able to get my fill of pancakes.

  5. Where did you grow up?
  6. The East Bay, baby!

  7. What was your first job?
  8. It was in 1991. I worked as a “freelance musician,” playing flute in a church orchestra. I got the job because my music teacher at the time had a few gigs he wasn’t able to make due to scheduling conflicts, so he sent me in his place.

  9. Outfit:
  10. Jeans, and a white and yellow tank top I got at Old Navy for $8 bucks!

  11. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  12. Urban Decay Get Baked Palette/Laura Mercier Bellini/NARS The Multiple Orgasm

  13. What’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to you?
  14. Meeting El Hub. That day changed my life forever. 🙂

  15. Nails:
  16. Lippmann It’s Raining Men on my toes, but my fingers are bare.

  17. Do you floss your teeth?
  18. Yes, every night before bed.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To relax about freelancing work (I can only do what I can do), to finish packing by Wednesday and to drink HELLA Get Relaxed tea.

Hi, ladies. I hope your Monday got off to a good start.

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Mood:
Favorite food:
Where did you grow up?:
What was your first job?:
Outfit:
Eyes/lips/cheeks:
What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
Nails:
Do you floss your teeth?:
Weekly goals:

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. ines says:

    Le List

    Mood: productive/hopeful – it’s sunny today!

    Favorite food: tamales.

    Where did you grow up?: beijing/amsterdam – but born in seoul.

    What was your first job?: avon sales rep!

    Outfit: hot pink dance tank, charcoal groove pant, paisley headband, faded navy remix hoodie, all by lululemon (COMFORT!), nike sneakers

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: nars blush in orgasm, maybelline new york shinylicious lip gloss in crushed candy

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: walking into a dance studio on a cold february afternoon. it changed my life.

    Nails: chanel rouge tango (discontinued – a metallic blood-red)

    Do you floss your teeth?: yes. but i forget occasionally.

    Weekly goals: eat healthy. i’ve been eating too much junk on a daily basis.

  2. Karen4 says:

    Hi Karen! I used to have anxiety attacks about a month or so before my wedding–they are NOT fun! Try to relax (I know, easier said than done!) Things have a way of working themselves out.

    Mood: Refreshed. I had a good workout this morning, and the weather outside is sunny and warm. Plus, I don’t have much work to do today!

    Favorite food: I LOVE ravioli of all kinds.

    Where did you grow up?: The second largest city in MA, Worcester. It’s about 35 miles west of Boston–a rather large city with a small town feel.

    What was your first job?: I worked in a bakery, which, ironically didn’t make me gain weight!

    Outfit: Magenta tank top and khaki capris
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:MAC Fig 1 as liner and shadow, CG Lash Blast luxe/MAC Marquise ‘D lipstick/MAC Lilicent blushcreme.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:marrying my husband

    Nails: short, plain and simple.
    Do you floss your teeth?: Absolutely every day.

    Weekly goals: clean our home here in SC and then pack the stuff I need to take back up to our home in CT this weekend.

  3. ines says:

    ps – hey karen! i hope you got my email about the stuff that happened about my guest blogger thing.

    please let me know if sending it later is good with you.

  4. Rachel says:

    Le List

    Mood: Pretty good, slightly hungry (it’s noon now, going to eat soon), slightly antsy – I have to see someone I don’t want to see today.
    Favorite food: sushi
    Where did you grow up?: NY
    What was your first job?: babysitting, I think
    Outfit: Aeropostale boatneck, purplish periwinkle long-sleeved shirt, jeans, going to use this light blue Chanel bag
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: oh man, I’m so boring lol. I used my Lauren Hutton 24/7 sunblock mist earlier. Then I put on Dove Fresh Radiance SPF 8 eye cream, Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 30 moisturizer on this dry spot that keeps showing up on my chin. The Lauren Hutton mist doesn’t moisturize enough. I am even just using my prescription skin cleanser every other day, once-a-day, and my skin is still so dry. E.L.F. clear mascara on brows, upper and lower lashes. Probably some lip balm either Nivea or Rosebud Salve before I go, after I eat.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: I’m contemplating this one, I’ll write back on this later.
    Nails: IsaDora Perfect Nails in Anemone #52.
    Do you floss your teeth?: You know what? I do everyday. Before this year, I used to not floss because whenever I would try, my gums would bleed, it hurt, and I feared I was doing it wrong. I started going to a new dentist this year, and the hygienist noticed I was wincing in pain when she was doing certain things on my gums. She said if I flossed everyday for a week, my gums would toughen up and stop bleeding, and not to fear the blood initially. I tried it, and that’s exactly what happened.
    Weekly goals: Will update this one later, too.

  5. YadiQ says:

    Mood: tired but okay for a monday

    Favorite food: i am so not picky i love alot of food i cant say i have a favorite these days i have been craving buffalo wings – its hard to find a good wing these days

    Where did you grow up?: born in the lower east side nyc, we moved out to out to queens, ny around the age of 3 lol lived in queens till about 3 years ago !

    What was your first job?: uggh an artists assistant – i was practically her slave <>

    Outfit: mustard gold cotton top, jeans and aerosoles flats

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: hah i got baked today too cheeks bare lips chapstick for now on my lips

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: learning to over come my anxiety /panic attacks

    Nails: still rocking the cal gel pink gradation!

    Do you floss your teeth?: hell yeah

    Weekly goals: today i must cook for the week, do laundry and go to the post office, i must also fit at least 3 workouts this week

    Karen as someone who suffers from anxiety attacks for many years and refused meds i found my best release was exercise
    the more i worked out the less anxiety i felt – my anxiety triggers migraines and i do occasionally get these attacks but i personally think anxiety is mind over matter. it’s usually us sweating the small stuff – you will get through it you have a lot on your plate – try to get in a kick boxing session or something that releases tension/aggression thats been my saving grace

    i hope you feel much better and know that you aren’t the only one! one day at a time homegirl! i had a bad one at work recently i even lost my sight for an hour along with the tears chest pains etc – let me tell you anxiety is not a good look in the work place! lol

    good luck with the house hunting and keep your head up girl venting is good therapy too! you know where to find me if you need to vent girl!

  6. Mood: Crampy but feeling ok. The co-worker I loathe isn’t here today so that always brightens my day!

    Favorite food: Italian. Oh god how I love Italian food. I could live solely on olives, salami, cheese and pesto with sourdough bread!

    Where did you grow up?: East Bay and still there!

    What was your first job?: I was a law librarian at about 25 different law firms all over SF and the East Bay. It SUCKED, soooo much commuting all over.

    Outfit: Gap jeans and a Gap lavender/blue/white plaid button up shirt and black ballet flats.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Mac Phloof! eye shadow, Fyrianne eye shadow (can’t remember color name), Urban Decay eyeliner in Teal and MAC eye kohl in Tarnish w/Dior mascara. MAC Pink Swoon blush and YSL Golden Gloss on lips.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Meeting my hubbie

    Nails: Bare and yellowed right now. They are thrashed from a super blue polish that totally stained them!

    Do you floss your teeth?: I would like to say yes, every day but sadly no. I do a few times a week and then about a month before the dentist I do it every day haha. It never fools him.

    Weekly goals: Eat red meat only twice, NO butter and very little cheese, if any.

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Duri Nail Polish

  7. Jacks says:

    Mood: Awake and motivated (strange for a Monday morning!)
    Favorite food: Potatoes, any which way
    Where did you grow up?: just outside of Toronto, Ontario
    What was your first job?: I’m not really sure if tutoring counts, so I would say my first job was a file clerk at my brother’s financial company
    Outfit: White cowl-neck sweater (it’s raining again, GRR), grey wool vest, dark wash jeans
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Shroom and NYX Iced Mocha e/s, Plushlash, Pink Swoon blush (new love!), Soft & Slow l/g
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: the day I got my Canon DSLR and took my passion for photography to a whole new level.
    Nails: Essie Really Red on my hands, Wicked on my toes
    Do you floss your teeth?: Yes but not as much as I’d like! 🙁
    Weekly goals: Stay motivated with fitness, buy a present for my homegirl’s birthday (21! woo), take in some containers for Back2MAC

    P.S. Karen I was playing around with Club e/s this weekend and used it for a funky smokey eye w/ Carbon + Shroom! Love love love it! Happy Monday!

  8. Karen & YadiQ – I too have been having anxiety issues lately, or so my Doc says. Three times I have had this CRUSHING feeling in my chest where I felt like I couldn’t breathe for like 20 seconds and my arms and hands would go numb. Then it would go away almost immediately. I thought for sure I was having a heart attack but my Doc says she thinks it was a panic attack. So scary and weird, especially because they were out of the blue when I didn’t even feel stressed! I had an EKG and wore a heart monitor for 24 hours and had blood work done and everything is normal (except for a slight murmur I have always had). My advice is take baths, read a lot, do fun things and try not to focus on what isn’t getting but but rather what has been done. 🙂

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Duri Nail Polish

  9. Katherine says:

    Mood: Okey!
    Favorite food: Chiniseeeeee
    Where did you grow up?: NY, i love this place!
    What was your first job?: babysitting
    Outfit: Swets and hoody
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: only revlon liquid foundation
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: meeting my bf <- it may sound weard but it is he is my strong bone!
    Nails: lol i just did em! essie <–i think it was show off or something dark pink
    Do you floss your teeth?: Not so much, but i brush and use listerine! i think thats how it spells
    Weekly goals: to finish my homeworks

    Katherine´s last blog post..Well Lets Share!

  10. Tania says:

    Happy The Hills Day Karen! Oooh the Jade and Audrina fight is on!!
    LE LIST
    Mood: relaxed yet productive gotta clean the house
    Favorite food: anything comforting like pizza, mac and cheese, ice cream-stuff like that
    Where did you grow up?: Kansas no Wizard of Oz references please!
    What was your first job?: I cleaned off bricks so my godfather could use them for a path to his mini pond. It sucked!
    Outfit: Gap sweats and a t-shirt
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: no makeup today I’m just dwelling at home though I’ll probably play around with my MAC today.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: I had the chance to serve food to the firefighters and police officers that were cleaning up the Ground Zero site. It was amazing and something I’ll never forget!
    Nails: need filed so bad!
    Do you floss your teeth?: this is wierd but I keep my flosser in the living room cuz I floss while I watch my shows at night. That’s gross I know but it’s the only way I remember to do it or have the energy cuz I don’t like to stand in my bathroom and floss.
    Weekly goals: get my summer schedule all planned out, get sponsors for youth group, ugggh the joys of being a youth pastor!

  11. Nikki says:

    Mood: blah. im not feeling good today, i went to bed hoping that my sinus problems would go away in my sleep, but they are 10X worse now that im awake…and i think we are out of sudafed

    Favorite food: MEXICAN. i love love love mexican food, and there are only 3 restaurants here that serve it, so i don’t ever have any

    Where did you grow up?: Winston-Salem, NC. my favorite place ever 🙂

    What was your first job?: I worked for my school system, at my high school’s auditorium. I was an usher for shows there(got paid and got to see broadway plays for free)

    Outfit:a new knee length khaki skirt with embroidered flowers on it and a black tank top

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: au natural right now

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: meeting my fiance

    Nails: i have a horrible nailbiting habit, so right now there is nothing on them, later im gonna put nail biter and try again. i went 2 weeks without biting, then i got a call saying my great-grandmother wasn’t doing well, so i bit them all off(she’s doing better now though)

    Do you floss your teeth?: not generally..only if i have something in my teeth thats bothering me.

    Weekly goals: to do 30 crunches a day, i’ve gained weight and i want to get it off before the wedding.

  12. LayLa says:

    Le List
    >>>By LayLa…

    Mood:
    >>>optimistic, but little moral hangover, last saturday i had a “moment” with a men-friend that i thougt i would never had, i wish this would NOT affect our frienship i the
    future.

    Favorite food:
    >>>burgers, really the bigger the meatheir, the better hehehehe.

    Where did you grow up?:
    >>>Juarez, Mexico, well here were i
    live right know.

    What was your first job?:
    >>>in high school i used to sell fashion bracelets, rings, and belts, i got the things from other markets.

    Outfit:
    >>>black pants, gray sueter, black pointy shoes =)

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    >>>for the eyes a subtle smokey with black, The lips MARK By AVON juice gems in the color juice-papa its smells so nice and the color is great very soft gloss, and for the cheeks still playing with my smooth mineral blush from AVON that i got friday the color es warm beaty and the verdict i love it, it goes perfect with my tan hehehe.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    >>>my contact lenses they just changed my confidence
    a really nice boost for me.

    Nails:
    >>>Shocking pink by China GLaze, both hands and feet, really like the neon-electric pink, and it POP’S out in
    my black outfit for today hhehe.

    Do you floss your teeth?:
    >>>not as much as i have to =S

    Weekly goals:
    >>>drink plenty of water and
    and clean my bedroom, and
    pay up some bills in a hurry =S

    GREAT WEEK EVERYONE!!!!

  13. Nicole15 says:

    Mood: I always struggle with this Monday poll question cause my answer is always the same. Tired & wishing it was still the weekend, therefore a tad grumpy. Mondays are just not my friend.

    Favorite food: Mexican

    Where did you grow up?: Jersey City, New Jersey

    What was your first job?: The summer I was 14yrs. old, I worked as a recreational camp counselor in the morning and then at a florist in the afternoon & on weekends. I was a tad ambitious & money hungry at a young age…lol!

    Outfit: Grey jersey knit skirt, Black v-neck tee, Black flip-flops. Live in Florida & it’s hot as a mo’fo’ today.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    – EYES: MAC Electra e/s on inner half of eye, Silver Ring on outer half w/ Knight Divine in crease & outer V. Little bit of Shroom & Vanilla pigment to highlight brow & tear duct. UD 24/7 liner in Gunmetal along upper & lower lash line.
    – CHEEKS: MAC Refined Golden Bronzer w/ NARS Amour blush
    – LIPS: MUFE Aqua Lips lipliner in #14C, MAC Culture Class lipstick & MAC Flowerosophy lipglass

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: The birth of my son & daughter. Changed my life forever in the best way possible.

    Nails: OPI Cancun Fiesta on nails & toes

    Do you floss your teeth?: Not as much as i should. I always forget or am too lazy.

    Weekly goals: Must organize personal home files, go to Home Depot to pick out new ceiling fan & outdoor lighting, place a call to my best friend who lives far away 🙁 & try to relax.

  14. Fie says:

    Mood:

    Cranky. I’m in the middle of exam week and I got sick yesterday. I had my first paper today and….let’s just say I sound downright scary right now :/

    Favorite food:

    Anything spicy! 😛 I love my chillis.

    Where did you grow up?:

    Malaysia. Born and bred 🙂

    What was your first job?:

    Working part time as a sale assistant at a clothing boutique

    Outfit:

    Baby tee, pajama pants and toesies! 😀

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:

    Bare as bare can be

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:

    Getting together with my boy after 3 years of “missing the train”.

    Nails:

    Clear polish that is now stained with blue ink… :/ I’m a messy writer.

    Do you floss your teeth?: I wish I could say I do..but I only do it occasionally. My gums are very sensitive and flossing tends to make them worst.

    Weekly goals:

    Finish exams in one piece, get well and sleep in!

  15. Mikele says:

    Mood: Ready for next weekend already!!
    Favorite food: I’m indecisive and I LOVE food so way too many to name!!
    Where did you grow up?: OAKLAND!! East Bay HaaaaYY! 😀
    What was your first job?: Coat Check Girl for Paula LeDuc Catering (they do/did big fancy corporate parties in SF)
    Outfit: White polo, gray slacks and black ballet flats
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Aveeno Moisturizer lol
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Having my son! He’s 3.5 now and sooo grown up. 🙂
    Nails: Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Beige something or other. It really does dry fast!!! Heaven sent because I can never sit still long enough to dry all the way and not bump my nails.
    Do you floss your teeth?: Nope. And I KNOW I’m supposed to. I hear it every time I go to the dentist. lol
    Weekly goals: Ignore this guy I’m crushing on.. lol. I HATE playing ‘the game’!!

    Hope you’re feeling better this week Karen! *hugs*

  16. wendy says:

    Mood:shocked (my neighbour died yesterday at age 41)
    Favorite food:tapas, spanish
    Where did you grow up?: In Amsterdam the Netherlands
    What was your first job?:I worked at a boutique from Naf-Naf in Amsterdam
    Outfit: Brown skirt, Green Mango shirt
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Sumptious Olive, Red Devil lg and just a pinch gelblush
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:my Children!
    Nails:OPI sand in my suit
    Do you floss your teeth?: Twice a day, Im a littlebit addicted, also toothpickers
    Weekly goals: relax a little bit more

  17. Carrie says:

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having such a hard time! Keep your chin up!

    Mood: Rushed
    Favorite food: BBQ’d chicken sandwich
    Where did you grow up?: Toronto, ON
    What was your first job?: Deli clerk, yuck.
    Outfit: Yoga pants and white tank.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing right now, still pre-shower and make-up!
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Putting toxic friends behind me.
    Nails: I just took off OPI’s Special Request last night, going to do a new coat today.
    Do you floss your teeth?: Not as often as I should!
    Weekly goals: Prep for graduate courses.

  18. Isabelle says:

    Hello Karen! I am new on this website and I must congratulate you about it. You do an amazing job! I just wish we could get that kind of information here in France!

    So there we go (please excuse my terrible english):

    Mood: not too bad, I like the idea of a new week, a fresh start. I try to be optimistic although it’s actually not the way I usually feel!

    Favorite food: pasta and spicy food

    Where did you grow up?: Marseille, South East of France

    What was your first job?: Preparing horrible food in a restaurant during the summer

    Outfit: Mauve top, grey trousers, ballet flats

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clarins Lisse Minute Foundation,Clinique Stick Blush, Urban Decay Primer Potion + the new Dior “5 couleurs Designer Palette” (AMAZING!!!), Hypnose mascara (Lancôme)and a Bobbi Brown Lipstick (Heather Mauve).

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    Spending two years abroad during my university years

    Nails: Nothing.

    Do you floss your teeth?: Very little. It may soud disgusting, but it is not as common in France as it is in America. And it makes my gums bleed soooo badly…

    Weekly goals: Loose weight!!! Too much rich food lately, my scale is very unhappy…

  19. allison says:

    Mood: tired and stressed, but happy – leaving for europe tomorrow and i’m still packing!

    Favorite food: cheesecake.
    Where did you grow up?: huntsville, alabama.
    What was your first job?: camp counselor.

    Outfit: jeans and an urban outfitters t-shirt with red and black flowers on it; hair in pigtails because i was lazy this morning

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing on eyes; chap-stick on lips; Clinique gentle light loose powder on face (just got this the other day and i’m OBSESSED) along with Bare Bronze bronzer from Victoria’s Secret on cheeks.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: getting into medical school – although sometimes I feel like it was the worst thing!

    Nails: toenails are a purple-y brown color (I got a pedicure the other day) and nothing on fingernails

    Do you floss your teeth?: rarely – I’m horrible

    Weekly goals: not forget anything on my trip that I leave for tomorrow!

    allison´s last blog post..Testing 1, 2, 3.

  20. Christina says:

    * Mood: out of it… woke up to a torrential downpour outside, past my alarm, and in pain.

    * Favorite food: depends on my mood and the weather, but right now strawberries sound AMAZING. Good thing I have a pound of organics in my fridge at home. 🙂

    * Where did you grow up?: on a lake outside of Seattle

    * What was your first job?: babysitting, housecleaning… but one where I paid taxes? Science instructor!

    * Outfit: I am wearing boots, the oldest jeans I own, a long turquoise tee and a grey hoodie. I look like I’ve given up on life.

    * Eyes/lips/cheeks: Maybelline Volume Lash, nothing, Revlon limited edition something

    * What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you? Grad school! To those of you struggling through it right now, I promise — it is worth it!

    * Nails: bare

    * Do you floss your teeth?: yes! Healthy gums are happy gums!

    * Weekly goals: LAUNDRY, clean the apartment, input final grades for my students… yay!

    Christina´s last blog post..Monday Laughter

  21. Megan says:

    Girl… let me just say that I 100% feel for you on the house thing. My realtor told me that studies show that buying and/or selling a home is like the number three on the stressor list behind a death of a family member and a divorce. I was not only dealing with that…but doing on my own…which let’s be honest…I’m all yeah I can do anything a man can do and I don’t need to be married etc. but it’s scary as hell…and you’re not even to the really scary part when you basically sign your life away yet. ANYWAY it will be fine. My biggest recommendation is to find a realtor you can trust. Mine was a bit older and acted like he was my father…and I knew that he had my best interests at heart the first time he said “well I’ll take you over there, but if you were my daughter I wouldn’t want you to love in that are by yourself, but it’s up to you.” Once you get through it all…it’s so totally worth it too. To know that it’s your place and that all the money you pay toward it is going for your future and not to a landlord…well it’s wonderful.

    Mood: Busy/distracted…I keep thinking about everything I have to do and how the weekends are never long enough.
    Favorite food: this is really hard – I’ll go with ice cream
    Where did you grow up?: In the middle of nowhere in WV…seriously 32 acres and the closest neighbor was at least a mile away.
    What was your first job?: Babysitting for some neighbor kids every afternoon from 1992 to 1994.
    Outfit: A black dress I got at Target on clearance for like $12 3 years ago. Every time I wear it I get tons of compliments.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Some random estee lauder shadows from a GWP palette/ bare/ Nars sin-Laguna duo and Clinique Fresh Bloom in Peony.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Hmmm…I’m going to say meeting a couple of my absolute best friends in college. I am tempted to go with the boyf on this one too… but since i’ve only known him for a year and a few months I’m not ready to say all that yet.
    Nails: So Karen I have to admit…I painted my nails last night…only it was a horrible experience. So I always do my own nails because I have this phobia of pedi’s since a co-worker got a bad bad infection from a nail salon not sterilizing equipment properly. ANYWAY no problem as usual… until I knocked over the bottle of polish…yeah. I totally got nailpolish on my couch…which is oh…7 months old. ANYWAY I did discover how to get nail polish out of fabric…which I thought before was likely impossible…I googled it. Nail polish remover first, then some Resolve with a stiff nail brush, on to alcohol on a cotton ball. You can’t even see it. I was RELIEVED to say the least. The toes are an older OPI color…I think it’s “Rose to the ovation” and the fingers are clear nailtiques formula 2.
    Do you floss your teeth?: Yes…but I admit I need to do it more…I don’t get them daily… more often a few times a week.
    Weekly goals: Clean my room!!! Update my budget spreadsheet. Send a package to the Boyf’s mom.

  22. Catherine says:

    Hi Karen, glad to know the Get Relaxed Tea is working somewhat for you. Take some me-time for yourself! It always makes me feel better to just sit down and do a mani/pedi. Take care!

    Mood: Cranky. SO decided he wants to go work out on campus with a friend at 8am from now on. That means we wake up at 6:30am. We usually wake up at 9:30am and my sleep cycle is NOT adjusted yet.

    Favorite food: Err… I don’t really have one but right now I’m dying for some hot udon noodles in soup.

    Where did you grow up?: I grew up in Howell, NJ, and then went to middle and high school in Upper Arlington, OH.

    What was your first job?: I worked at Pet Mart as a sales associate for a little while.

    Outfit: Same as last Monday – shorts over leggings, cardigan over tank top w/ scarf and motorcycle jacket.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes: butternutty w/ Stila Madagascar taupeish shade in the outer corner, highlight in the inner corner & browbone, Prestige WP liner in granite and Kiss Me Heroine mascara. Lips: Dior Addict in Gallant Bronze. Cheeks: MAC Nuance.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Going away to college.

    Nails: 5 coats of Essie’s Glamour Do, 1 coat Seche Vite, 1 coat Borghese Positano Petal for some shimmers.

    Do you floss your teeth?: yes, nightly

    Weekly goals: Stay on top of everything! And get used to this sleep schedule. I’d like to start running for 20 minutes a day too… but that is perhaps wishful thinking.

    Catherine´s last blog post..Reviews (with video!): Koji Soft Curve Lash Curler and Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl Mascara

  23. Stef says:

    Mood: Happy. Today is my Dad’s birthday, my daughter is dancing a polka dance in her school’s International Night tonight, and my other daughter is playing quietly with her best friend right now. Life is good!

    Favorite food: Chocolate covered pretzels! I love them!

    Where did you grow up?: CA Central Valley.

    What was your first job?: I worked on my parents’ farm, but I had to do that. The first job I ever got paid for was McDonald’s.

    Outfit: Black yoga pants and a white tank top. My intention is to exercise, but I’m on the computer instead!

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Aveeno SPF 15 moisturizer and lip balm.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Having my two daughters. They are the loves of my life! My husband is pretty awesome too!

    Nails: Toes are a China Glaze color, I don’t know the name, but they’re neon green! Love them! Nails are China Glaze’s Tuned up Turquoise.

    Do you floss your teeth?: Daily. I don’t love it, but it feels so good afterwards!

    Weekly goals: To hit the gym at least 5 times this week. Eat a little better. Try to get to bed before midnight. Food around with the husband a little more (he works nights!)

  24. Chamayne says:

    Mood:excited
    Favorite food:..I’m a foodie so I’m always all over the place
    Where did you grow up?:NY all day e’er day
    What was your first job?:my mother’s assistant..eek
    Outfit:white shirt gray duster blue high waisted denim
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:Loreal Hip Saucy Duo/YSL Pur5/Refined Deeper Bronze and Taj Mahal
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:having an incredible beyond imagination family. I’m too blessed
    Nails:vendetta..boooo at me for the same ole same ole
    Do you floss your teeth?:yes..no..sometimes
    Weekly goals:link up with the lady who just may change my life…
    *sidebar* I hope you’re feeling better Karen

  25. Stephie says:

    Mood: HORRIBLE. I think i might have gotten food poisoning or something cuz I’ve been already gone to bathroom twice in a bad way and I feel like its not over yet..
    Favorite food: Wish i could muster up the strength to eat some PAD THAI <3
    Where did you grow up?: Carson, CALI
    What was your first job?: hmm..i’m still working on that. all my life I’ve busied myself w/ volunteer oppurtunities and I am now seeing the downfall to that.. no real work experience.. and no MOOLAH
    Outfit: Dark Denim and black shirt with a cute exposed back
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: black winged out eyeliner with TONS of Loreal voluminous mascara/ benefit Lady’s Choice l/s/ Stila CC in Fuschia
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Having the chance to go to JAPAN
    Nails: hands, OPI My Daddy’s the KING and toes, French tips
    Do you floss your teeth?: Nope, I am one of those people who really can’t be bothered with flossing and then end up going to the dentist to learn I have “in between” cavities
    🙁
    Weekly goals: END this semester with a SHEBANG of A’s and B’s [realistically mostly B’s though]. I will study study study study!!

  26. Tatiana says:

    Mood: yucky
    Favorite food: that rotates every so often, currently it is sushi and a choc. chip walnut cookie from Anthony’s Cookies
    Where did you grow up?: Daly City!
    What was your first job?: I was a junior in high school working at Rave clothing store in the mall, man organzing the halter top rack was enough to make me quit!
    Outfit: periwinkle cardigan and flats to match, khaki skirt, white blouse
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: good old UD 24/7 eyeliner in Stash & Zero, blush in MAC’s Hot Planet, lipstick from the Sally Hansen Carmindy line in Plum Shimmer
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: taking a yoga class
    Nails: dang I can’t remember the color but it’s from the OPI South Beach line and it’s kinda lilac-y
    Do you floss your teeth?: hell yes because the last time I was at the dentist, I had two cavities and had to get fillings! please do not wait 2 years to see the dentist!
    Weekly goals: prepare new stand-up material and exercise, don’t eat too much sushi

  27. Bobbie Sue says:

    Outfit:
    White Old Navy Cami, Black wrap around Mossimo Top, Black and White flowy skirt, and my favorite Bandolino pumps.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Eyes: MAC PP in Moss Scape, MAC E/S in Rolled Gold (over PP), MAC E/S in Dreammaker (in crease) , and MAC E/S in Chillproof (highlight).
    Lips: MAC Fafi Collection Lip “glaze” in Flash-N-Dash and Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip polish in Lola.
    Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Merrily and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Medium/ Natural and Shimmer As highlight.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    I have to agree with you, meeting my fiancé was by far one of the best days of my life. I am not the same without him and I have my new and improved life to credit him for!
    Nails:
    I have the Incoco Nail Appliques in a Dark purple plum color on my nails, (I don’t know the name though-LOL) and I have OPI in “The Tasmanian Devil made me do it”, on my toes!!
    Do you floss your teeth?:
    I try to do it every day, but that doesn’t always happen!! 
    Weekly goals:
    I have to go to the MAC counter and get some Studio Fix fluid, for a job I have on Saturday!! Also, I hope not to get to wasted at the concert- LOL. 

  28. Bobbie Sue says:

    That was weird, it didn’t post it all last time. Uh Oh!! Well here it is!!

    Mood:
    Excited, I have my NIN concert tomorrow night in Austin!!
    Favorite food:
    Hmm… Thai, I love the spice and yumminess!!
    Where did you grow up?:
    All over the world, I have moved 16 times and I am only 22. But I have spent 9 years of my childhood in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
    What was your first job?:
    I bartended at a restaurant called La Finca, I was happy to get out of there! LOL 
    Outfit:
    White Old Navy Cami, Black wrap around Mossimo Top, Black and White flowy skirt, and my favorite Bandolino pumps.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Eyes: MAC PP in Moss Scape, MAC E/S in Rolled Gold (over PP), MAC E/S in Dreammaker (in crease) , and MAC E/S in Chillproof (highlight).
    Lips: MAC Fafi Collection Lip “glaze” in Flash-N-Dash and Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip polish in Lola.
    Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Merrily and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Medium/ Natural and Shimmer As highlight.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    I have to agree with you, meeting my fiancé was by far one of the best days of my life. I am not the same without him and I have my new and improved life to credit him for!
    Nails:
    I have the Incoco Nail Appliques in a Dark purple plum color on my nails, (I don’t know the name though-LOL) and I have OPI in “The Tasmanian Devil made me do it”, on my toes!!
    Do you floss your teeth?:
    I try to do it every day, but that doesn’t always happen!! 
    Weekly goals:
    I have to go to the MAC counter and get some Studio Fix fluid, for a job I have on Saturday!! Also, I hope to get to wasted at the concert- LOL. 

    Bobbie Sue´s last blog post..FOTD- Another Strange Morning!!

  29. honeybrown1976 says:

    Mood: Tired. My medication is really kicking in and whew, am I on a high now (but still pretty tired).
    Favorite food: Sushi, especially salmon and tuna rolls
    Where did you grow up?: In the North Philadelphia section of, you guessed it, Philadelphia, PA
    What was your first job?: Babysitter
    Outfit: Striped aqua tank top and denim mini with bare feet at the moment
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Au natural
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Meeting my lovely husband; thus, this meeting lead to our beautiful boys.
    Nails: Bare (see a pattern here?)
    Do you floss your teeth?: I could do better, though.
    Weekly goals: Get through the week and laundry!

  30. Michelle says:

    Le List

    Mood: So tired. I fell asleep after midnight last night because all my homework was due by midnight last night since the semester’s wrapping up.

    Favorite food: Changes all the time for me too. Right now: Panda Express orange chicken. MMmmmmm 🙂

    Where did you grow up?: Manhattan

    What was your first job?: McDonlads. It’s right by the World Trade Center. It’s kinda fancy, with a piano player, doorman and gift shop. I was 15.

    Outfit: Ann Taylor Loft skirt, black polo tee, Juicy Couture pink & Black flip flops.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC in Woodwinked, Benefit Bad Gal Blue, Clinique glosswear in Caban Crush, MAC Just a Pinch gel blush

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Having my son, the love of my life.

    Nails: OPI done out in deco on fingers, OPI Feelin’ Hot-Hot Hot on toes.

    Do you floss your teeth?: Yes during my lunch hour

    Weekly goals: Finish my final paper, cardio @ least 3x

  31. Michelle says:

    P.S. Get better Karen, I know how it feels to have a panic attack and it aint fun. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I wish you the best.

  32. Jess says:

    Mood: Stressed! Travelling for work all last week has put me way behind. Karen, we’re house hunting too and it’s a lot to manage so I feel your pain! This is my “break” for the day 🙂

    Favorite food: Pasta, if I have to pick just one thing but I could list fave foods all day…

    Where did you grow up?: Orlando, FL

    What was your first job?: Cashier at Panera Bread. Ah, to have such stress-free employment again…

    Outfit: Black dress pants and gray/black printed blouse from Urban Outfitters

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Stila Kitten shadow/Rosebud Salve lippy/NARS Multiple Orgasm

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Travelling through Europe with my husband on our honeymoon. It was an amazing way to start our marriage after our (IMO) fabulous wedding 🙂

    Nails: OPI Tickle my France-y (hands) and OPI Japanese Rose Garden (toes). Thank goodness for getting a mani/pedi this weekend!

    Do you floss your teeth?: Most of the time…okay, that’s a lie…”some” of the time.

    Weekly goals: Clean my dang house, pay the bills and make fun plans for the weekend.

  33. Le List

    Mood: Exhausted and a little pissed off. My doctor gave me an appointment for this morning and didn’t show up! Thus I couldn’t get a doctor’s note for a planned day off–I was going to go see Star Trek after my appointment.

    Favorite food: Pizza. It’s the world’s most perfect food.

    Where did you grow up?: Brooklyn, New York

    What was your first job?: I was a youth tutor for incoming high school freshmen when I was a junior in H.S.

    Outfit: It was supposed to be my relax around town not running into ex-boyfriends type of outfit–one of my hubby’s oversized shirts, black leggings and sandals.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Rosebud salve on lips

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: When I finally graduated from grad school, when I brought my first daughter home from the adoption agency, and when I successfully gave birth to my 2nd daughter.

    Nails: On toes, Sally Hansen’s Extreme Gun Metal which is actually more bluish than silver than I was hoping for. On my fingers, Revlon’s Gold Get ‘Em. (Got it on sale at Target yesterday, 10% off.)

    Do you floss your teeth?: Only the morning of a dental cleaning. *laugh*

    Weekly goals:
    Get a haircut
    Schedule programs at my job for the 1st quarter of the FY10

    • Karen says:

      Hi BrooklynShoeBabe,

      Bummer about your doctor! That happened to me once and I was REALLY annoyed, because I had to take the time off and plan for somebody to cover for me… ugh.
      Anyway, I watched Star Trek this weekend and really liked it! I hope you get to watch it soon.

  34. Tiera says:

    Mood: Sluggish… I had SUCH a busy weekend, and definitely not enough sleep! Plus I’m working a double today (event planning during the day, newspaper at night). It’s gonna be a tough day!

    Favorite food: Poke!

    Where did you grow up?: Beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. All over O`ahu, actually, and a little bit on the Big Island.

    What was your first job?: I’ve been performing (singing and hula) since I was a little girl… but my first job where I actually had to report to a “boss” was calling play by play in the pressbox for the University of Hawaii football team.

    Outfit: Cheap-o jeans from Macy’s, bluish-greenish top from AE, Roxy slippers

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: I was in a major rush after waking up only 17 minutes before I started work this morning (due to the aforementioned exhaustion from the weekend), so I’m all naturale!

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: When my little brother was born! I waited almost 10 years for a sibling!

    Nails: I was bored around last Tuesday/Wednesday, so I did a little bit of nail art… A hot pink with white and black polka dots! Cheesy, but fun!

    Do you floss your teeth?: Yes, but not as much as my dentist says I should!

    Weekly goals: I’ve got a new work/personal project, plus I’ve got a TON of school stuff and finals, and I am in desperate need of a hair cut now that I don’t have another hula show for a few months!

  35. EV says:

    Oh, Karen, I feel for you! I also get panic attacks, and I agree with the other ladies that regular exercise is the best cure. Sleep helps, too! When I was in college, I actually had to make a deal with myself to go to bed at a set time every night, regardless of whether or not I had finished everything I wanted/needed to get done. It was really hard to put everything down for the first few nights, but eventually you learn that *nothing* is so important that it can’t sit until morning. Anyway, I’m thinking good thoughts for you!

    Mood: HUNGRY. I usually eat lunch much earlier than this.

    Favorite food: Spicy beef pho from the Vietnamese place down the street. That stuff cures everything.

    Where did you grow up?: Pittsburgh, and I’m not going back!

    What was your first job?: I honestly can’t remember. Maybe a paper route? I’ve been working since I was 14, so it all sort of blends together…

    Outfit: Black wrap dress, black riding boots, and a green and gold pashmina.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: UD Sellout, UD Green Goddess, MAC Steamy, The She Space Convicted/Lipstick Queen Big Bang Gloss in Expansion/NARS Torrid

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Moving across the country for college. My life would be so different if I hadn’t made that choice.

    Nails: Nothing, I can’t keep polish on when I’m at a keyboard all day!

    Do you floss your teeth?: When I remember to, which isn’t often enough I’m sure.

    Weekly goals: This is going to be such a busy week! Write updates for my new blog, I guess 🙂

    EV´s last blog post..punk rock prom queen

    • Karen says:

      Hi EV,

      That’s very good advice. I strive to get everything done by six so I can have enough time to work out and then relax for the evening, but it’s so hard, especially when there’s so much to do. But yah, I’m going to try and finish by then and stick to it no matter what!

      Have a good week. 🙂

  36. Shiny says:

    Awwww Karen I hope that your stress dissipates soon, it sounds like you have too much going on. Big Hugs!

    Mood: Stressed, waiting on some big news this week.
    Favorite food: South Indian food, dosas.
    Where did you grow up?: Southern Ontario, Canada.
    What was your first job?: Domino’s Pizza.
    Outfit: random top, skinny dark jeans, ballet flats
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Navy liner and mascara, NYX Dare highlighter on cheeks, Rosebud salve on lips. Will change makeup for dinner tonight.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Being fortunate enough to be born into a supportive and loving family.
    Nails: Chewed and peeled to shit.
    Do you floss your teeth?: Nope, probably should.
    Weekly goals: Schoolwork, whatever the result of my big news is, to take it well and with grace.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shiny,

      Thank you. 🙂 I’m trying to hang in there… I’m drinking hella calming tea and in a lil’ bit I’m headed out for a run.

      BTW, now I’m hungry for dosas, YUM!

  37. Daya says:

    I’m sorry to hear you are stressing also Karen. It seems you have a lot on your plate. House-hunting in itself is stressful! Are you staying within the neighborhood you are now or moving further out?

    Mood: Stressed! Too much going on and to keep up with.
    Favorite food: steak
    Where did you grow up?: Virginia
    What was your first job? sales rep at a music store
    Outfit: jeans and a striped Ralph Lauren tee
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: everything in the Stila Loves Barbie-Jewel collection
    What’s one the best things that’s ever happened to you? Meeting/marrying my husband-hands down! 🙂
    Nails: nada
    Do you floss your teeth? when I remember
    Weekly goals: to stop stressing so much, organize my kitchen and bedroom closet

    • Karen says:

      Hi Daya,

      I wish I could stay in my neighborhood, but where I live (Marin county) the housing market is still inflated. We are probably moving farther out, about 20 miles up the highway. My nearest MAC counter will be 30 minutes away, not 10 (boo hoo!).

      Are you liking your Stila Loves Barbie stuff?

  38. penelope says:

    Mood: ok
    Favorite food: pizza all the way
    Where did you grow up?: in connecticut
    What was your first job?: ive never had a job before
    Outfit: a red and white strip v neck tee with a black shirt under, some grey skinnies and black pointy shoes
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: chapstick for the eyes
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: seeing my father again after 5 years
    Nails: no color a la natural
    Do you floss your teeth?: yes i do
    Weekly goals:

  39. Elle says:

    Mood: Very very tired.
    Favorite food: Burger King
    Where did you grow up?: New Zealand..Google it! 🙂
    What was your first job?: Receptionist at Mitsubishi cars (Hated it! I was the only girl there and i got hit on by all the creepy panelbeaters)
    Outfit: Pjs 🙂
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing yet. I just got up.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: My boyfriend.
    Nails: OPI bubble bath.
    Do you floss your teeth?: No, but im going to start now haha.
    Weekly goals: Get art assignment done. Keep up with school work.

  40. Robyn says:

    Mood: tired and sick.. too sick for school today!

    Favorite food: Pasta and japanese

    Where did you grow up?: Port Moody, BC, Canada

    What was your first job?: Hosting birthday parties for little kids at an indoor playground… never again.

    Outfit: green and navy blue striped tshit, grey sweats, rainbow socks

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: nothing other than some vanilla lipbalm!

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: getting my amazing and adorable cat Mikey 🙂

    Nails: nothing on my fingers, OPI’s Do You Lilac It? on my toes (loveloveloveeee this colour!)

    Do you floss your teeth?: a couple times a week?

    Weekly goals: paint something or draw something… I need to get creative!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Robyn,

      I often feel the need to get creative. 🙂 I’m neither a very good painter or artist though… still, it’s fun!

      Have a good week. 🙂

  41. jane says:

    Mood: Exited
    Favorite food: Sushi
    Where did you grow up?: Wellington,New Zealand
    What was your first job?: At a roller-skating rink when i was 14
    Outfit:Too-big Old Navy jeans, black and white striped “Bitten” tee.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Nothing,natural and naked.
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Making the opportunity for myself to come to the States to live.
    Nails: Just removed my tips…
    Do you floss your teeth?: Yes at night….although I chipped a tooth the other night doing the electric slide at a masquerade ball!
    Weekly goals: Start my new job tomorrow….make a doctors appointment with the shrink, seriously look into dropping 20lbs…yup

  42. Jana says:

    Mood: AWAKE! it’s 7:47am
    Favorite food: that depends on my mood! but i love anything cheesy! mm and i also love filo food and tapas and brazilian food and and .. -_- too much food!!
    Where did you grow up?: sydney australia . okay the western suburbs =/
    What was your first job?: hahah well i sat in an office and stuffed envelopes . fun huh?
    Outfit: my PJ’s . i haven’t gotten out of bed yet hehe
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: au natural!
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: going to the phils in feb.
    Nails: bare. but i think i might get gel nails today? HRM!!
    Do you floss your teeth?: sometimes i forget whoops!
    Weekly goals: find more books to read and stop wasting my moolah .

    5minutes and i’ll get outta bed. -_- heheh have a good day karen 🙂 takecaree

  43. Redhead says:

    Mood: Dreading having to do my US project on Maine (boring, excet for the lobster!)
    Favorite food: Chocolate ganache pie from ym favorite German restaurant! It’s a white, flourless moist but firm crust, a thin layer of dark chocolate on top of that, with a THICK layer of chocolate ganache (chocolate melted in scalded heavy cream, then solidified in the fridge) topped with a nice amount of chocolate mousse, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
    Where did you grow up?: Born in Albany, NY!
    What was your first job?: Making lemonade and selling it for a dollar per large cup when I was 10. 😉
    Outfit: Mint green spaghetti strap tank, navy dots/blue shapes/white backround babydoll spaghetti strap top with Old Navy denim shorts.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Hush on brow bone, Da Bling on inner half of lid, Sable on outer half of lid, Swiss Chocolate in crease, light dusting of Goldmine to blend the crease, Teddy kohl on lower lashline, Pointblack liquidlast on upper lashline, black Mascara X, Lingering eye brows LIGHTLY

    The Body Shop Sparkle and Shimmer Powder Puff in Sunset Peach on apples, The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Blush (lightest 2 colors) to highlight

    Sonia Kashuk Cheek Sheer in Beachbabe (not sure of the name, but it’s a gorgeous cool pink with raspberry tones)

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Stumbling upon MAC. 😀
    Nails: Bare fingernails, with Demi-Blanc from MAC’s N Collection on my toes.
    Do you floss your teeth?: Have to – gingivitis.
    Weekly goals: Get a jacket to cover up spaghetti straps! I almost got dress-coded today.

  44. Row says:

    Mood: Sombre – very tired!

    Favorite food: At the moment? I’d love some juicy fish, something like monkfish!

    Where did you grow up?: England, Manchester!

    What was your first job?: I worked in a fish and chip restaurant called Harry Ramsdens and my job was to refill vinegar bottles.

    Outfit: Leggings, pink cardy. Its nearly my bedtime!

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyes – Bobbi brown a sparkly grey shadow, labello lipbalm, cle de peau a bronzey blush on the cheeks.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Marrying Christian Bal…oh crap, that was a dream.

    Nails: Its an Orange one by OPI

    Do you floss your teeth?: I had the discussion with 3 guys at work who told me it was the biggest waste of time! Yes I do, and since I started, I am addicted!

    Weekly goals: This week, I have to plan for my trip in London next week, I have to take 2 kitties for jabs – I have a few articles to write, and a video to edit for someone on Current tv. I also am on a diet and I need to tidy up. I also have to find a present for my aunts birthday and visit an Illamasqua counter for a make over!

    Phew!

  45. Suri says:

    Le List

    Mood: slightly concerned but mostly optmistic

    Favorite food: pizza

    Where did you grow up?: Queens, NY

    What was your first job?: 1995-Library Page

    Outfit: for work- blue jeans, aqua tank, black cardigan, flats w/ silver jewelry
    now-sweats, a T and sneakers

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: BadGal & Clinique Mascara, LA Girl blush, Hello Kitty lip gloss

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Marrying my husband..everything is better than I imagined

    Nails: nothing..

    Do you floss your teeth?: Sometimes..

    Weekly goals: get my desk here, create a monthly budget, pay my bills

    <3

  46. Kate & Zena says:

    Mood:
    Kinda blah and cranky as it’s cold again (54 degrees). The evil dandelions have come to reap war on my sinuses. I got a bit of a runny nose when I was walking Zena. I’m not allergic to most yard pests, but dandelions cause me to sneeze and a runny nose and ragweed gives me hives if I go barefoot in my yard. My Holy Grail Allergy Medication (aka Singulair, I take it year-round) prevented most of the symptoms save the tiny itty bitty runny nose which was cured with Sudafed and a Kleenex.

    I’m also dealing the effects of walking Zena in the bitterly cold wind from the lakefront yesterday. I feel as if I should stick my face in a bucket of Vaseline. It’s that dry. I never had a problem with dry skin but this is driving me nuts!

    Favorite food:
    Tillamook Cheese, particularly the Colby Jack and Sharp Cheddar Cheese. That stuff is the holy grail of cheese.

    Where did you grow up?:
    Uh, everywhere to say the least. I’ve lived in 5 states and one other country. I’ve spent the longest period of time where I live currently–nearly a decade. It’ll be ten years in July. I hate saying this as I despise moving but I really want to move out of this state! It’s so boring in terms of skylines!

    What was your first job?:
    I babysit bouncing, baby brats. That was my first job and I still do it when the opportunity arises. I think there’s only been one family I actually liked baby-sitting. Those three kids were so well-behaved I rarely had to discipline them. My cousin is spoiled rotten so when I baby-sat him as a toddler, you better believe I was disciplining him ALL DAY. I have no tolerance for someone calling your superiors names. I learned respect at a very young age. I called my brother names but I have rarely called an adult a bad name, even “idiot.”

    Outfit:
    Paris Blues light denim jeans, a purple-and-white stripped long-sleeved shirt and a Futuro wrist stabilizing splint on my left hand.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    Eyes-vanilla shade of HiP duo “Flashy,” eyeliner and my Almay.
    Lips: L’Oreal Bare Naturale gentle lip conditioner in Soft Peach (405)
    Cheeks- the bright pink in the Covergirl TruCheeks number 1 trio.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    Graduating high school with a 3.875 GPA without having to be in an institution or special education classes and having about $4,000 in scholarships. I felt very empowered.

    Nails:
    Borghese Borghese Red on nails and Sally Hansen’s Torrid Bloom on my toes, still. Too lazy to take off the color and repaint them. Takes too much time.

    Do you floss your teeth?:
    Every single day, twice a day. I have weak enamel so flossing is a must!

    Weekly goals:
    Go see the evil oral surgeon on Thursday. I don’t wanna go!!! Save me, Karen, save me!

  47. Casey says:

    Mood: Very Tired – trying to stop drinking coffee!

    Favorite food: Potatoes – mashed, fried…etc

    Where did you grow up?: San Jose, CA

    What was your first job?: Working at the Merry Mart – they sell Catholic school uniforms.

    Outfit: BR cropped jacket, camisole and trouser jeans from the GAP

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Bare Minerals Camp, Shu Uemura Petal Brown Beige, MAC Pinch o’ peach

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Meeting my husband (cheesy I know)

    Nails: OPI Moon over Mumbai

    Do you floss your teeth?: Sure do

    Weekly goals:Find a caffeine alternative 😉

  48. Nikki says:

    Mood: complacent
    Favorite food: Chinese–especially egg drop soup
    Where did you grow up?: small big town–it’s the biggest town around my area population 30,000
    What was your first job?: cashier at Dairy Queen
    Outfit: I just got done with a run so a pretty bad one–bright orange school t-shirt with gray shorts and pastel orange socks. haha when I run I don’t really put together amazing outfits XP
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Clinique moisturizer; MAC blot powder in medium; CoverGirl Peach blush; Lancome bronzer
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Meeting my Dad, big brother, and little sister last year
    Nails: au naturale
    Do you floss your teeth?: usually
    Weekly goals: to finish my eight page research essay, ace all of my finals, find a ride to st. louis, make all of my necessary appointments, and start packing for Europe and Texas.

  49. bellla says:

    Mood:
    pretty good, actually.

    Favorite food:
    i’m on a mongolian bbq kick from this place by me. noodles, green onions, bamboo shoots, broccoli, white onions, beef, garlic sauce, teriyaki sauce, hot sauce.

    Where did you grow up?:
    los angeles suburb.

    What was your first job?:
    secretary for my dad’s firm.

    Outfit:
    frankie b. bootcut jeans, sheer black tee w. pocket on the boob from LnA.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    nars black moon eyeliner, nars bronzer in laguna, burt’s bees chapstick.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    my last job because of the friends i have made there. i don’t work there anymore, but i’m still close with my friends.

    Nails:
    pink glittery polish from mac. it came out with sweetie cake a few years ago. toes are hot pink with black and silver zebra print.

    Do you floss your teeth?:
    not as much as i should.

    Weekly goals:
    survive, lol. try to be productive with school and actually GO TO CLASS. and start trying to save some money for summer 😉

  50. Karen Ann says:

    Mood: Upbeat, productive
    Favorite food: Thai
    Where did you grow up?: Ames, Iowa
    What was your first job?: 16 years old at Hardee’s fast food…I started out loading the burgers on the “charboil grill” and clawed my way up to cashier aka “the front line.” Boy, were those brown and orange uniforms dorky.
    Outfit: Jeans and black v-neck sweater.
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: MAC Dazzlelash; MAC Shy Girl: Benefit Posie Tint
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Meeting my best friend during our freshman year of college…It’s now 20 years later and I am her daughter’s godmother.
    Nails: Clear polish
    Do you floss your teeth?: No where near as often as I should
    Weekly goals: Floss everyday; get back on the workout wagon; eat healthy

  51. Candice says:

    Mood: Sleepy and anxious
    Favorite food: This week it’s spicy tuna rolls…
    Where did you grow up?: Maryland
    What was your first job?: Famous footwear
    Outfit: PJ’s
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: nada, nada, nada…*gasp*
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: I bought my condo
    Nails: Short, shaped, unpolished
    Do you floss your teeth?: yes
    Weekly goals: Get out of dodge!

  52. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Cranky.
    2. Favorite food: Pizza.
    3. Where did you grow up? Michigan.
    4. What was your first job? Hotel clerk lol.
    5. Outfit: Pajamas.
    6. Eyes/lips/cheeks: Cover girl eyeshadow in gold, snog lip balm in cherry, and mark highlighter on my cheeks.
    7. What’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to you? Getting my good job!
    8. Nails: Bare.
    9. Do you floss your teeth?

    Yes.
    10. Weekly goals: To cook dinner tomorrow.

  53. Jenny says:

    Mood: excited! i’m off to sephora in an hour 🙂

    Favorite food: i’m really digging pork adobo. i haven’t had it in years.. and my aunt is in town and made me a pot full!

    Where did you grow up?: in hawaii 🙂 miss it! i’m in vegas now.

    What was your first job?: i was 18 years old and worked for UNLV’s Men’s Basketball team as an office assistant.

    Outfit: jeans and a beater. my all-time comfort.

    Eyes/lips/cheeks:
    eyes – soba on lid, club on outer v, nyx nude on brown bown, blacktrack f/l on upper waterline. lips – chapstick. cheeks – dainty blush.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?:
    getting accepted to nursing school.

    Nails: bare and plain.

    Do you floss your teeth?: every day 🙂

    Weekly goals: lose 1 pound this week!

  54. Chelsea says:

    Mood: Productive yet lost

    Favorite food: Fancy Grilled Cheese from Bill’s Pizza

    Where did you grow up?: Boston, MA

    What was your first job?: A very expensive children’s clothing boutique – stuff I never would have worn as an infant or child!

    Outfit: Juicy grey velour SP’s, Hanes white tee (i have a day off 🙂 )

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: completely bare today!

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Getting into THE Ohio State University (best 4 years of my entire life to date)

    Nails: See Ya Later Sailor! best green OPI shade!

    Do you floss your teeth?: every single night!

    Weekly goals: Figure out which city I want to live in in the very near future

  55. Cas says:

    Mood: Happy coz my boss isn’t around

    Favorite food: Indian food

    Where did you grow up?: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    What was your first job?: Corporate Banking – it’s been 3 years and I’m still here

    Outfit: A brown A-line skirt and a Black blouse

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Eyeshadow from Too Faced Tropical Goddess Palette/Smashbox lipgloss in couture/ no blush (all items thanks to Ebay US coz we don’t get that here)

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Getting proposed to and meeting my husband

    Nails: none

    Do you floss your teeth?: Nope

    Weekly goals: to confirm my leave and book flight tickets to Boracay baby!

  56. RetroRiotGrrrl says:

    Mood: sad
    Favorite food: gyros
    Where did you grow up?: St. Louis, MO
    What was your first job?: My mom’s restaurant hostess/busser
    Outfit: gray t-shirt, cheap monday jeans (skinny dark wash), modern gladiator sandals
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: smoke and diamonds (starflash) w/ a little carbon/ sephora rosy glow lip gloss, well dressed
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: moving the summer after 6th grade
    Nails: nothing
    Do you floss your teeth?: when i remember
    Weekly goals: get through the week without going insane, try to get him back…

  57. lyndsey says:

    Mood: excited about starting school soon
    Favorite food: right now im loving, yorkshire puddings
    Where did you grow up?: canada
    What was your first job?: volunteer at social services
    Outfit: pajamas, its the end of my day
    Eyes/lips/cheeks: no makeup anymore, just washed my face
    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: figuring out how i wanted to live my life
    Nails: clear nailpolish from avon
    Do you floss your teeth?: yes i plan on keeping them to the day i die
    Weekly goals: start working out more, and watching my diet more

    lyndsey´s last blog post..how often do you clean your makeup brushes?

  58. aysza says:

    Hi karen =)
    how’s ur day?

    this is my answer
    Mood: tired, just arrived at home

    Favorite food: seafood, yum! =)

    Where did you grow up?: jakarta, Indonesia.

    What was your first job?: i’m still a college student, can’t wait for working (hopefully) next year

    Outfit: long blue tee and shortpants

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: clinique all about eyes rich, vaseline petroleum jelly, nothing on cheek. *I’m wearing skin care product when I’m at home =)

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: realized that my boyfriend wasn’t the one that I wanted for my life

    Nails: I only use nail buffer, so my nails shine =)

    Do you floss your teeth?: no, i don’t

    Weekly goals: broke-up with my BF.

    xoxo

  59. heyhey says:

    Mood: Two “dwarves” of the moment — Sneezy and Sleepy

    Favorite food: Thai Green Curry Chicken

    Where did you grow up?: Sactown + The Yay

    What was your first job?: Long John Silvers. Mmm smelling like hushpuppies after high school. Not Da Bidness.

    Outfit: Levi’s 550s (cuz I have thighs and hips, dammit, 501s are dead to me) and teal Erykah Badu tour t-shirt

    Eyes/lips/cheeks: Milani eyeliner, Revlon “A floral affair” (kinda Nars Orgasm-y), Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Fig. DON’T LAUGH I’m a low maintenance, low budget chic trying to up her makeup game. That’s why I’m on this blog, dangit.

    What’s one of the best things that ever happened to you?: Finding a lover in a long-time friend AHAHAH mushy, but true.

    Nails: Nothing.

    Do you floss your teeth?: Plackers, now *those* are Da Bidness.

    Weekly goals: Finish my finals and the crazy last-minute work. Next week? SLEEP.

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