Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 16

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years, which I guess makes this somewhere around Vol. 169. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. I’ll be perkier once the tea kicks in, but for now I’m super chill and mellow.

  3. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
  4. Being brave about color. I’d gotten so used to wearing the same Clinique eye, lip and cheek colors that it took me years to break out of my comfort zone. Now I think I’m more adventurous. I figure, what’s the worst that could happen? If a look doesn’t really work out, so what?

  5. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
  6. It’s a three-way tie between MAC Smoke Signals (2007), Barbie Loves MAC (2007) and Chanel Les Naturles De Chanel (2009). I love Smoke Signals for its moodiness, Barbie for its playfulness and Chanel Les Naturales for its everyday usefulness (the way it handled neutrals was a thing of beauty).

  7. How did you land your current job?
  8. I wish I could say there was a method to the madness that brought me to blogging, but I got here by accident. I still do some freelance writing for magazines, but the blog became my main endeavor about two years ago. It helped to have a supportive partner who encouraged me to leave my corporate day job and chase my dreams (and whose day job I could rely on to help pay the bills) and a bit of luck to have started doing this at the right time in my life.

  9. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
  10. I’d like to take a little vacation around my birthday next month. I’d also like to furnish the empty rooms in the condo so that when people walk in they no longer say, “Did you guys just move in?” Oh, and I’d also like to learn how to speak some Italian.

  11. Where were you 10 years ago?
  12. That would have been 2001. Let’s see… I was a 26-year-old single gal living la vida loca in San Francisco. I worked in a downtown high-rise as a legal assistant, and you know what they say. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…

  13. Tell me about your hair.
  14. It’s naturally thick and kinda frizzy, straight on the inner layers, wavy on the outside. After countless long and short haircuts, I’d say I’m a long-hair girl now, through and through. Right now it’s layered with side-swept bangs and caramel ombre highlights, but I’m thinking about growing out my bangs (too lazy to get them trimmed, yargh!).

  15. Describe yourself in three words.
  16. Evolving. Happy. Grateful.

  17. What jewelry are you wearing?
  18. Just my wedding and engagement rings. I’ll probably add earrings in a few minutes.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To keep my desk neat and tidy, to play with Tabs for 20 extra minutes every day this week (he’s been really needy lately) and to finish re-reading For Whom the Bell Tolls. I just love that book…

Anyone else going through major weekend withdrawals? I always miss El Hub when he goes to work on Monday morning after having him to myself for two whole days.

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



1. Mood:
2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
4. How did you land your current job?
5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
6. Where were you 10 years ago?
7. Tell me about your hair.
8. Describe yourself in three words.
9. What jewelry are you wearing?
10. Weekly goals:

All together now, scream “Nothing can stop us now!!” :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Vijaya says:

    1. Mood:
    Disappointed. This nyx sale is a bust.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Learning all of the various details about things I never knew about before. PRIMER!?

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    Venomous Villains or Style Black. Can’t decide.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    By being awesome. xD

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Spend more time sleeping and play more video games. They sound like insane goals, but hey, it’s summer vacation, right?

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    I was in the 3rd grade!

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It’s got big bouncy curls, is naturally black, but some of it’s dyed bright pink.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Fun, perky, sociable.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    None. I’m loafing in my jammies.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get my relaxation on. Like, f’real!
    Vijaya recently posted … Linnaeus Cosmetics Swatch Assault

  2. Jessi says:

    1. Mood: Irritated. I’ve wasted too many hours of my life trying to buy from NYX during their sale.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? How much everything costs vs. how much money you have to spend!

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? The only one I can think of is a nail polish collection. China Glaze Kaleidoscope.

    4. How did you land your current job? Not currently working! my fab boyfriend supports me while I go to school. :)

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Do well in my summer classes and get on the path to being a healthier me!

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Um, in middle school. Some of the worst years of my life.

    7. Tell me about your hair. It confuses me. Sometime at the end of my late teens it turned into this dry, wavy poofball that I have no idea how to handle.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. This is hard. :-P

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? none at all. I’m still in my pajamas! Hehe.

    10. Weekly goals: Write a bunch of blog posts in preparation for going out of town to visit my parents.
    Jessi recently posted … My Current Favorite Concealer And A Scary Naked Eye Pic!

  3. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: The Monday blues are pretty bad today. Maybe it’s this overcast weather, or maybe it’s just that I really don’t want to be at work…hence I’m on this website! :)

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Well…there hasn’t really been anything hard about it for me! I’m a neutral girl, but it’s fun everyday to try to figure out a new look. :)

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I don’t really follow MAC releases, or really any other releases, so I don’t have one.

    4. How did you land your current job? I was just about to graduate college, and I was at a pool party. A girl there told me her law firm was hiring, and I applied as a Records Clerk. Seven years later here I still am and I now have my own office! :)

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Wow…Nothing really. I have to take one day at a time in order to enjoy the moment. I don’t have any real goals other than to just enjoy the summer and try to get some decent pool time in!

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    10 years ago, I was 20 years old and getting my degree. I was working full-time at a coffee shop as well. Wow…crazy to think about that!

    7. Tell me about your hair. Long (about halfway down my back), highlighted blonde, but more dark blonde than bright blonde. If I let it air dry, it’s super wavy, but I mainly blow dry and then flat iron or curl.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Even-tempered, silly, fun!

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    My wedding ring, my Isaac Mizrahi watch, a long gold necklace from F21, a ring from Etsy and that’s it! That’s actually minimal for me! (Much to by bosses’ chagrin I’m sure!)

    10. Weekly goals: I am heading to Napa this weekend for a spa/wine getaway so I need to clean my house and start thinking about packing. Otherwise, I want to do a lot of cooking this week (I feel inspired in a house well stocked).

    Have a great week!!

  4. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Good, but lethargic. Last week was nuts and last night in particular was a very late one! I’ve therefore deemed today a lazy day :-)

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Figuring out what products will/won’t break out my skin. Oh, and figuring out bronzer. I had a hard time with it at first, but now I love it!

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Hmmmmm. Probably my most recent one was the msf I got from MAC’s wonderwoman collection. I use it all the time. I’m still kicking myself for not getting the blush that I wanted from that collection!

    4. How did you land your current job? Well, I have 2 jobs and they both kind of just fell into my lap actually. I teach private art classes, and have been long time friends with the woman who I co-teach with, she asked me to come on board. My other job at the pottery studio, I found the ad online, interviewed, clicked really well with the owner and manager and got it! I guess my other job is being a grad student, and well, I just applied for that one lol.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Reading up on HR stuff for my Dad, he wants to start his own company and would like me to use my psychology and human services background to help with all that jazz.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was a senior in high school! Ha! Definitely a fun time in my life. Lots of beach trips with friends and getting ready to move across the country to go to college!

    7. Tell me about your hair. Some days I love my hair, some days I hate it. It’s naturally wavy and I abuse it (straighten it lots!) so it can get frizzy. The natural color is kind of a dark ashy blonde, but after years of highlighting it I decided to go brunette after Christmas time. I think I’m ready to go blonde again soon though, I miss it! Lately I’ve been trying to use silicon free and low sls or sls free shampoos and conditioners and I feel like that’s been going well. I got some nice stuff at Lush :-)

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Funny. Kind. Analytical.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Nada! I’m not even dressed for reals yet, it’s my lazy day :-D

    10. Weekly goals: Relaaaaaax. The semester is finally over! Oh, and get back into my gym routine since my schedule is a little less hectic now.

  5. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: sleepy…but happy. I had an awesome weekend and I’m not hating on Monday so much this week because of it. :-)

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Limiting myself to not buy every lipgloss, eyeliner, mascara etc etc I see – gotta have a budget w/ my poor college student self LOL

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t have one :-/

    4. How did you land your current job? By knowing someone who knew someone….

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Ahh get back on track with school, lose 20 lbs and continue my (mis)adventures in traveling :-)

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Ummm…in middle school? No starting my freshman year of hs.

    7. Tell me about your hair. Presently an odd mix of jet black and reddish/brown highlights but all natural with tons of curls that turns into a BIG afro puff if I don’t watch it lol

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Goofy – Loving – Blessed

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? A lot…I have a charm bracelet, my birthstone bracelet and matching ring, the necklace that comes on the Juicy Couture perfume bottle, a Claddagh bracelet with matching ring, a gold band & my great-grandmother’s ring, a necklace & gold hoops…I have a thing for jewelry – whoops

    10. Weekly goals: to get through this week…it’s my best friend’s birthday (she’s turning 24!) and we’ve got a lot planned this year since we didn’t do much last year

  6. Reesie says:

    1. Mood: Somewhere between reflective, motivated, and indifferent!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Having the self confidence to wear certain colors and styles…I love playing with looks and am actually quite good at application but I often shy away from bold lips.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Probably my MAC lipglosses from the Tarta Tale collection…in the green tin

    4. How did you land your current job?
    After being out of work for almost a year, an old co-worker told me they had openings in her office…and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Move into my own place, enroll in school to get on the path to doing something I REALLY love, and lose 15 pounds lol

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    I was 22, with a 4 year old just moving from the Bay Area to my current location

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Naturally curly…thin, but looks thicker than it is…won’t stay straight for more 24 hours :(

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Loyal, sensitive, unique

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    A pair of heart shaped hoops from Forever 21 and that’s it…went simple on the jewelry today

    10. Weekly goals:
    Stick to my budget, try not to sweat the small stuff, enjoy my Friday off!

  7. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood: overwhelmed
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Finding room for it all! Or coordinating eye lip and cheek colors.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? one of the big MAC summer collections that had three parts. Can’t remember the name.
    4. How did you land your current job? Through a fellow student.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Defend my thesis, rent out my townhouse, and buy a new house
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Wrappingup my junior year of high school and living in the burbs. I worked for wherehouse music and made like 8 bucks an hour.
    7. Tell me about your hair. Too long. Needs to be cut.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Blessed. Loyal. Tired.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Does a hairband around my wrist count?
    10. Weekly goals: survive mostly. Get some graduation gifts and a slip for Abbie’s baptism gown. Clean my house really well.

  8. Nina says:

    1. Mood: kinda sick. my allergies are pretty bad, and my stomach seems upset from the dinner we had at a graduation party last night.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? i used to be scared of putting eyeshadow on my small, semi hooded eyes. i dont have a normal crease and so i could never pull off the looks i see in pictures. eventually i decided to just work with what i have and the minute i did that, there was no looking back.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? i really loved mac’s hello kitty collection — it was fun and wearable and it was really what got me into make up even more.

    4. How did you land your current job? i was referred by someone I knew, because he knew how miserable i was driving 2 hours a day to get to and from my teaching job.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? organize my makeup, organize our pantry and take a short break.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? i was in a pretty bad relationship, and i also felt stuck in a job that i hated.

    7. Tell me about your hair. its currently a bit over chin length, no bangs and quite happy with the argan oil ive been using for the past week or so. i have a natural curl that i used to fight forever using a flat iron. i havent flat ironed in a month and proud of it! when my hair gets to a length where it wont fly away, ill skip blow drying too and just let it dry naturally.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. committed, quirky, organized.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? gray pearl earrings.

    10. Weekly goals: its a 4 day workweek for me. im taking friday off to go to austin tx and attend a graduation. so i just need to make these 4 days count! :))

  9. Saffron says:

    1. Mood:
    PMSey – I don’t normally get mood swings but the past couple days I’ve been owley as all get out interspersed with horrible crying fits – thanks, ovaries!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    The cost is kinda ridiculous, and also as I get older I dislike that I look much better in neutrals than in the wild shades I’d much rather be wearing!

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I was sorely tempted to buy the entirety of mac’s fabulous felines collection.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    I was working with a massive squad of recruiters and had been interviewing with a ton of places all at the same time. I chose the one I have because the workplace was mellow and supportive and I planned on going back to school so it was a good fit. Then we got taken over…

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Hopefully I can find a new job! I’d also like to get a professional cerification or two and maintain my current upward fitness trend.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    woo one of the most chaotic times in my life, I was in my early 20′s, wildly poor, and lived in 6 states in 2 years!

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It’s thick, coarse, curly, and copper red; tho the very front of it is fine and straight so I have to curl it to match the rest.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    principled, eccentric, sensitive

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    at the moment: nuthin! Last night I wore my favorite massive turquoise and silver collar necklace, a gift made for me by a friend of my family.

    10. Weekly goals:
    I am a little unfocused today and haven’t dwelled on it too much (probably the extra moodiness is making me wary about committing to any ideas I have!) – for not just get by and meet my short term goals at work, eat healthy meals, get some exercise. I need a little type B time. :)

  10. Tiffany H. says:

    1. Mood: Annoyed! My internet has been acting a fool at work.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Prices since I am more of a high end makeup girl.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? MAC Diana Ross Icon collection circa 2005

    4. How did you land your current job? A reference through a former co-worker

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Pass the BEC portion of the CPA exam, tone up my legs more, read Hunger Games

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Graduating high school In fact, my 10 year reunion is in a few weeks. Still undecided if I’m going.

    7. Tell me about your hair. It is almost waist length, relaxed, and I wear it straight always.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Outspoken, sassy, & sweet.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My wedding rings, some wooden hibiscus earrings, and a double finger cross ring, silver watch.

    10. Weekly goals: Study, start gathering stuff for our cruise in a few weeks, and start shopping for the hubby’s 30th birthday present.
    Tiffany H. recently posted … Manicure Mondays-10 Professional Moonlight

  11. SarahFW says:

    1. Mood: Happy. Life is good today.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Figuring out how to make my eyes look like I have applied makeup to them. It is something I still struggle with.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? MAC Wonder Woman

    4. How did you land your current job? My aunt hooked me up with a professional reference, slipped my resume to my current bosses. I have been a bookkeeper here for five years, but I will be moving on after I finish my master’s degree next year.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? A tan (I know, so illicit), a weekend away, and read a few more books.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Finishing my freshman year of college, wearing shades because my future was so bright.

    7. Tell me about your hair. Mousy brown with a slight wave. I love it 22% of the time.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Scrambled, smothered, and capped.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Costume ring, gold hoops.

    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy my first week with no school assignments due! Finish the new Sookie Stackhouse book, too.

  12. Tammy says:

    1. Mood: I’ll be more awake after I have my tea.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Experimenting with color. I love wearing bright colors, but I’m not the best at pairing them together and making something really cool out of them.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? It was supposed to be temporary, but they asked me to stay.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Pay off more of my debt, continue to grow my blog traffic, make something great happen ;)
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 15, probably freaking out over my zits and how they were the end of the world.
    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s not thin or too thick, and there’s A LOT of it. I’m a long hair girl too. I used to cut it short after having it super long, but I really like keeping the length now.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Changing. Adapting. Blessed.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? None
    10. Weekly goals: Blog consistently, keep eating healthy and get in some exercise.
    Tammy recently posted … Monday Motivation- Smiles

  13. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Finally getting back to normal after a week of my head killing me!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Perfecting application. You really have to practice!

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I really love this Stila Baked Eyeshadow trio I have that was part of a limited edition…fearing the day I use it all up!

    4. How did you land your current job? By kicking butt in the interview…and being willing to take a $10K pay cut just to have a regular job again after being laid off.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Book a photo session, walk faster and farther than I have so far this year, finally switch to my new jewelry box.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 17 and just about to graduate high school. Craziness!

    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s fine and straight, but there’s a lot of it! I’ve finally found the perfect formula to get it to blow dry just the way I want it. :)

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Smart, funny, nerdy.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Just a square ring that I love. Was running out the door quick today!

    10. Weekly goals: Get back to my usual blogging schedule now that the migraine is gone, get my car smogged, update my website with the latest photos.

  14. JadeLovezMoviesx says:

    1. Mood:
    Content :) Not too happy but not too sad, Just about right. Maybeee alittle sad.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Having to be super still when applying eye makeup. Especially if you’re a gel eyeliner addict like me and have to fiddle with annoying angled brushes :P

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    Don’t have one :( But the Mac Quite Cute makeup looks real awesome.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    I’m unemployed, because I’m too younnggg to get a job ¬.¬

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Finish reading my book which I’ve been on since November, find a way to be a little more happy and to successfully shun a certain biatch.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    I was around three, so basically being carefree and stuff.

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Naturally? Wavy and light brown >.< Normally? Straight (my current style is in pigtails with the top layers teased), and I currently have dark brown hair from my black dye, sideswept bangs and choppy layers, around mid length :L Growing it out but my straightners make it hard :O

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Ambitious, thoughtful, unpredictable.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    A flowery ring from Miss Selfridge and a set of pretty, delicate bangle type earrings.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Cook all of my recipes for my family, be less thoughtful and yeahh…(:

  15. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Mixed feelings. I feel both down, and excited. What?

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Learning it all by myself. I kind of wish I could take a course or something. Being self-taught means you miss some essentials.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I totally don’t have one. ;)

    4. How did you land your current job? I’m a self-employed writer. I started this when my contract position doing 3D modeling for an international corporation ended. Instead of being on unemployment, I decided to make it as a writer on my own.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Lose more weight, make it to Jackson Hole Writers Conference and get more blog traffic.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was finishing up high school. My last few weeks. (So, as you can probably figure out, it’s almost time for my 10 year reunion)

    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s curly. I hate the natural color (some sort of ugly light brown) so I dye it all the time. Lately I’ve been dying it dark red. Now I want to go more vibrant like Rhianna or that chick from that band…ugh…um…Hayley Williams?

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Beautiful, smart and positive.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? None! Except for body jewelry.. I have some leopard-print plugs in my ears and a lip ring, but those don’t really count.

    10. Weekly goals: Have a blast.
    Trisha recently posted … Getting Tan With Xen-Tan E! Live From the Red Carpet Perfect Blend Self Tanner

  16. Amy Chamberlain says:

    How do I get that cute dog stuffed animal in the picture. I am obsessed with Boston Terriors, am looking to adopt.

  17. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Honestly, I feel lazy. I should be catching up on loads of homework.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Trying NOT to covet more expensive items, haha.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? It’s my first job! I was considering getting a job when, out of the blue, my mom’s friend told us her workplace was looking for receptionists just two months ago. I didn’t have to job search at all!
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? It’s the summer before I transfer to a different college! I’m going to finish the school year strong, then, literally, do nothing for summer but relax at home & work.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was in the fifth grade! I know, I’m one of the younger ones here.
    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s a little past my chest (long), super thick, and dark brown. I have bad hair days, but I generally love my hair. I’ve never dyed it, never will (unless I gray), and plan to keep it at this length or longer.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Ambitious, optimistic, understanding.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Nothing right now!
    10. Weekly goals: Finish up on school homework & reading, exercise everyday, visit Berkeley with a friend! So excited.

  18. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Strangely calm, despite having a ton of things to do during this final week of school.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?: Getting foundations to match skin. As a MUA, this has been a great source of humiliation in my career.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?: I quite liked the Barbie Loves Stila collection.
    4. How did you land your current job?: As a student, I kicked my own butt to go back to school. As a MUA, I went to beauty school and kept perservering.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?: Blog a lot (school has been hindering this) and do more fun things in this great city.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago?: In high school.
    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s curlyish/wavy, thick and has a mind of its own. :)
    8. Describe yourself in three words.: Friendly, pensive, compassionate.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing?: Nothing at the moment. I am taking a break from wearing earrings. I just don’t have the time to change pairs every morning.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish school! Finally!!!! And watch my new Star Trek TNG Season 1 DVD.

  19. iris says:

    1. Mood:
    Positive, despite my computer desktop mouse doesn’t work pretty well. AAAhhrr.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Getting into cat eye eyeliner OMG I’ve spent hours trying to do that simple line :(

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    MAC To The Beach.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    My hubby has his own business and I’m his secretary :( (stressful).

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    I want to go to California to visit one of my best friends and go to know to San Francisco.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    That means I was 11 years old… mmmm I don’t remember anything at this time, but only thing is that at that age I liked to watch A pup called Scooby Doo haha…

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Thick, frizzy and I just got short hair cut OMG I’m very regretful. Now is more frizzy than usual and I look like a lion.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Happy, determined and grateful

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    My engagement ring and a gold necklace.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Buy some food for the week, get more focus in my job, do some math problems.
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  20. Steffi says:

    1. Mood: Alright, not overly good or bad.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Finding things that won’t break me out, or finding out how to use the things that do break me out(most eyeshadows are a five step process to prepare for it).

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? None. lol. I like a lot of stuff.

    4. How did you land your current job? I’m damn good at what I do. :)

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Lose a little more weight, get back in the gym. Win the lottery.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Working in the clothing industry. Life was rather dull at that point.

    7. Tell me about your hair. Shorter in the back than in the front, dark auburn, thick, and a pain in the ass. Mostly straight right now but my ends tend to flip every which way they can unless I flat iron the hell out of them. It also takes FOREVER to dry. When my hair is longer it gets wavy.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. I can’t think of just three words.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? None right now.

    10. Weekly goals: Survive! It’s going to be a long week.
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  21. larie says:

    1. Mood: Surprisingly upbeat for a Monday morning. Cheers!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Staying on a budget. Ugh.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? I’m a graduate student, so, this is my job :D
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Save X amount of money, read more books for fun, and be more appreciative of everything I already have.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Starting my freshman year of high school. Oh, good times.
    7. Tell me about your hair. Short, but am growing it out…so I can cut it short again :D I get bored with my hair quickly, but I don’t like to spend any effort on it, so it’s usually short.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Geeky, sassy, thoughtful.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? engagement ring, earrings
    10. Weekly goals: stay focused.
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  22. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Kind of mellow… waiting for something to happen, lol :)
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Keeping my brushes clean, fo sho.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I don’t think I have one!
    4. How did you land your current job?
    It was one of the sole successful interviews I pulled out after moving to MT. I felt confident, well-spoken, and friendly, and every question they asked me I had an answer for (as opposed to the other numerous interviews I had gone through – for so many of them, I just felt so clouded, groggy and stupid!). It was perfect. And this position is probably about the best one I possibly could’ve found for my current situation. It’s phenomenal.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    1) Determine which grad schools I’ll apply to. 2) Study for the GRE. 3) Take – and ace – the GRE.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    I was in between 6th and 7th grade, lol! wow. That was a long time ago. I still claim 6th grade as one of my favorite years.
    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It’s just past shoulder length, with layers up to about the nape of my neck. I have fine hair, normal-to-thick, and it tends to get wavy in some parts and stays straight in others. It holds curls and other styling attempts pretty well.
    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Innocent, loving, smart. (trying to be positive, lol!)
    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    My wedding ring, a pair of shell earrings, and the perpetual spectacles
    10. Weekly goals:
    To start in on the grad school search and to talk to my profs about that before they leave for the summer.

  23. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Feeling competent. I leave for Florida tomorrow morning with husband and toddler in tow, and thanks to a ton of list-making, I am ready to go!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Realizing what colors don’t work on me. I love bright blues and teals, but those are the least flattering on me.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Ooo…I don’t usually do LE sets, because I like to have the security blankie of repurchasing. But the UD 15th anniversary eyeliner set is like heaven in a box, and Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Tudor collection made my mouth water.
    4. How did you land your current job? I got knocked up. :) Fortunately, I also have someone I can rely on to pay the bills while I play with Tommy all day.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Buy a table for my kitchen nook, start my Rosetta Stone Japanese program, and spend time outside at least 5 times a week with my son.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I can nail this almost to the day: 17 years old. At Cedar Point, riding roller coasters (and terrified as all heck) for senior cut day. It was Prom weekend!
    7. Tell me about your hair. Pixie short, like Michelle Williams. Darkish brown. Wavy in front, straight in back, and a frizzy mess when long. Sleek and shiny when short.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Tiny. Intense. Cat-lady. (I hyphenated it! It counts as one word!)
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? An old Irish love knot band that stands in for my wedding ring, and a choker of multicolored tourmalines.
    10. Weekly goals: Take Tommy to the Gulf and get him in the water. Don’t get sunburned. Cook nightly. Sleep enough that I can slack off undereye concealer. Try not to miss my kitty too much!

  24. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Blegggh. Stressed about where my life is going!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? My problem with symmetry. I need everything to be symmetrical. Well it gets a little hard when my eyes are different.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t really have one. I tend to avoid limited edition stuff, unless I REALLY need it.
    4. How did you land your current job? My professor from University is the CEO. Done.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? – move out(PLEASE!) – Enjoy the summer. – go camping!
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Erm.. I was 13. So taking some classes in middle school? I was as awkward as you could get, but still awesome.
    7. Tell me about your hair. It is thick. Like I have a LOT of hair on my scalp. Every hair dresser that touches my hair is like whoa. White girl got some hair! Its long, slightly curly and died red. I just try to keep it moisturized and happy while putting it up everyday.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Awkward. Happy. Silly.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? stud earrings and my engineering ring.
    10. Weekly goals: enjoy the week, maybe talk to the bf about concerns and issues, get some laundry done!

  25. NeenaJ says:

    1. Mood: Pretty mellow for a Monday.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Setting limits. Sure, I’d love to buy something new everyday, but that’s just not feasible financially. If I could go back and tell my younger self one thing about makeup it would be this: Save your money and buy a few amazing products rather than spend $5 – $10 here and there and end up with a ton of mediocre items.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t have one. I try not to get wrapped up in the LE frenzy.
    4. How did you land your current job? I was seriously burnt out from working 60 hour weeks and traveling for years. A friend suggested I look for a “government job”. I didn’t take that suggestion too seriously until I came across the posting for my current position. I applied, aced the interview, had good references, and was offered the job.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Professionally: complete the development of this year’s training module. Personally: transition my 18 mo. old son into sleeping through the night. (2 nights in a row! No jinx! No jinx!)
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Working my butt off for an advertising company in Nashville, TN.
    7. Tell me about your hair. It has a personality disorder: the underside is straight and the outside is wavy/frizzy (not in a good way). It’s currently light golden brown (thank you, John Frieda foam!), side-parted and just past shoulder length with a grown-out side bang.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. sarcastic, dedicated, smart.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My wedding & engagement rings, a watch, and a pair of diamond stud earrings.
    10. Weekly goals: Go through the junk and to-be-filed mail that is piling up on my kitchen table, only go out to lunch once this week, and get a little walk in every day.
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  26. Shauna says:

    1. Mood:
    Calm, but antisocial
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Using colors besides my favorite to-go look of au-natural earthtones
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I loved the MAC’s Venomuos Villians
    4. How did you land your current job?
    My future mother in-law
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    I would like to try and eat/drink healthier, finish school and be on my way to a new job/careear, and be happy :D
    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    Geez, I was 16 out on my own and living a crazy life.
    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It is BABY fine and exreamly strait, and two tones with brown and dark brown
    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Evolving*, Strong, Loving *liked that and it is a great way to describe how I feel
    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    My engagement ring, and a sterling ring my mother gave to me <3
    10. Weekly goals:
    Pass my exam, try and get rest, and be positive!

  27. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired..

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Trying to get quality make-up with a low budget.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    Wonder Woman collection from MAC..

    4. How did you land your current job?
    My uncle is the owner.. and a few years ago he needed new staff. Easy peasy.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    - Getting 19 studypoint, just to finish my first year of my education.
    - Quit my job. Start with my new job where I already signed my contract.
    - Loose some weight.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    Working on a musical and doing my last year of elementary school and prepare for high school(we don’t have middle school in europe).

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    My natural hair is slightly curled and darkbrown. I dye it chocolatebrown. It’s very long, is cut in layers and frizzes with humid weather.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Crazy, honest and straight.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    Just some studded earrings and two pink piercings(tragus and helix).

    10. Weekly goals:
    Find a person who can give me some tutoring in language(spelling and decompose).
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  28. Barb says:

    1. Mood: A little anxious. Gotta go and fess up about something I missed filing in work.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? I honestly don’t think I’ve had a hard time. I love playing with colors and trying different/new things with my makeup.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Really don’t have one.

    4. How did you land your current job? Been in the legal field for ages but I landed this job at a patent firm through a head hunter. Never worked in the patent field before and I love it!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Get a nice tan, lose about 25-30 pounds and de-clutter the house.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Just came back from maternity leave to a job that I hated. Needless to say, I pretty much got a new job and moved on ASAP.

    7. Tell me about your hair. I always had long hair till about 12 years ago. I’ve had it short since then and can’t imagine going back to long. I’ve got a lot of hair and it’s thick and heavy. I go every six weeks for a cut and color touch-up and every now and then highlights.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Laid-back, optimistic and loyal.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Earrings and my wedding ring and engagement ring. Oh, and my watch.

    10. Weekly goals: Lose some weight (weigh in Wednesday), get on track with work.

  29. Alida says:

    1. Mood: Happy! Don’t know why actually…lol
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Learning to use blush, have been scared by seeing ppl with too much blush on and was scared to try it out. Last year finally started playing with blush and now I am more confident :)
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    Venomous Villain Collection by MAC, I just love the package!
    4. How did you land your current job?
    Just by applying for the job online and then I got the call.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Getting my bachelor’s degree, go somewhere on vacation and buy my vanity table.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    I was living with my mother on a sunny island going to high school. How my life has changed; living in another country, today it is cold so I am missing my sunny island!
    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It’s just straight with a little bit of frizz, it is also a bit thick compared to other people who have straight hair. I still have my natural hair color, have never colored it before.
    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Caring, shopaholic and ambitious.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    Earrings and my watch.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Update my blog. Do the laundry and vacuum the house…the usual weekly things.

  30. Courtney says:

    1. Mood: Excited/nervous. I’m applying for a new job that would be a totally new venture, but a heck of a lot more money.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Finding tricks to make foundation stay put on my oily skin.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t really have one, but I really like NYX Winter in Moscow, which is kind of like a mini collection.

    4. How did you land your current job? Around the age of 12 I saw a movie called “How I got in to College” and I thought the admissions counselors had a pretty cool job. Between then and when I got this job I changed my mind a lot (including wanting to be a car salesperson, Avon Lady, a cheerleader, etc.) but I came back to this and I really like it.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? I’d like to get this new job, paint the exterior of the house (with the help of my husband), and read as much as possible during my summer off.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was finishing my junior year of college and packing to go on a study abroad trip of Italy and Paris. Those were the days!

    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s naturally curly but I resist that with everything I’ve got. I blow dry and set it in giant hot rollers every morning. I prefer it long, but go back and forth between having bangs and not having bangs–I think bangs are too high-maintenance for summer. It’s naturally a dark chestnut color that I really love, so I don’t mess with it.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Cheery, planful, cute.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My wedding ring, a small gold and diamond band ring my husband got me in the Bahamas, small CZ stud earrings, and a thing gold necklace.

    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy feeling single while my guy is on a fishing trip. Exercise on my lunch break at least 3 times. Eat Cheetos. : )

  31. I says:

    1. Mood: Mellow, a little impatient with myself (six weeks of finals will do that), apathetic.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Figuring out that drugstore makeup can be fine and also finding a routine that fits me and my time.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t really have one, I hate limited edition stuff for the simple reason that it’s limited edition. I prefer permanent products that I know I can buy one of and it’s still going to be available in stores when I need another one.

    4. How did you land your current job? Well I’m a student but for my summer job: perseverance. I wanted it, I needed it, I pursued it relentlessly until I got it.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Do well in my summer job so that I’ll be asked to come back next summer, reed some fiction, learn some basic Russian, watch a lot of Friends in French to brush up on my skills, get my swing back (as in my golf swing), go swimming every week and get a tan, grow my nails back after these nail biting final exams.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 13 so I was probably caught up in hormones and small time drama at school, perhaps sitting a few finals and gearing up for a summer of doing nothing but lounging about. Those were the days!

    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s very, very thick (hairdressers always comment on that) and poker straight (wouldn’t hold a curl even if I sprayed a can of hairspray on it). My main problems with it is that it gets heavy, I don’t have a lot of lift in the root and that I have to get highlights every few months because the color is naturally mousy.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Fussfree, honest, ambitious.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Nothing.

    10. Weekly goals: Ace my last final and reconnect with people who I haven’t seen since this exam session began. And sleep. And watch Modern Family.

  32. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Good! Consumed with the need for coffee, but good!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? I would say expenses. Getting a great brush set, colors, and all the in-betweens (brush cleaner/eye makeup remover) takes time to get.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I would say MAC Barbie & MAC Hello Kitty. I also love the Chanel Galaxy Collection. They had some neat glosses in it!
    4. How did you land your current job? Luck; a friend got me hired.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Um…relax more, dip into my makeup stash more instead of buying, and turning my wardrobe a little bit more mature.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Haha um… 10 years ago I was 12. I have no idea what I did when I was 12.
    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s naturally wavy, I like it.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Calm, mature, wise.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? None, which is completely out of character. Busy day!
    10. Weekly goals: Too many things to list this week :)

  33. Zara says:

    1. Mood: slightly tired/exhausted! but content.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? my two obstacles would be finding my perfect foundation match & adjusting makeup application to suit my small features.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? mac to the beach & fabulous felines. a few more that i can’t think of…
    4. How did you land your current job? my mom got it for me.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? finish my courses with A’s, talk to this cute guy i see in the halls…. and save more money/work on money management.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? hmm, i was 7.. elementary? maybe the playground!
    7. Tell me about your hair. i love my hair! ( most days), but it is slightly damaged and dry.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. observant, laid-back.. but sometimes impulsive.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? hmm, i just realized none!
    10. Weekly goals: study! not be distracted by cute boys….. focus on school.

  34. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Aweome! Finland is the new Ice Hockey World Champion!!! We slaughtered Sweden last night – det glider in, det glider in, det glider in, in, in, in igen – and took gold again!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? I have teary eyes, so nothing stays put.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? One is Mac Neo Sci Fi.
    4. How did you land your current job? I answered to an add in a newspaper.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? I’d be happy to achieve one or two of the (big) things I’ve been dreaming about.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I had another job.
    7. Tell me about your hair. Long-ish, red, dead straight.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Independent, creative, observant.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Nothing at the moment.
    10. Weekly goals: Sleeping & sports.

  35. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Sleepy

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?

    It took me quite a long time to figure out blush — where to put it for my face shape, etc., now I just use mostly cream blush and blend it up from the apples of my cheeks and that gives me the most natural look.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?

    MAC On the Scene. Love when they put out mineralize shadows.

    4. How did you land your current job?

    Don’t have one currently!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?

    Find a job, pay off some credit card debt, and perhaps a quick road trip somewhere.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?

    Living in a town just south of where I am now, in a crappy rundown apartment, and working at a job that I dreaded going to every day. I think back to that time whenever the current uncertainty of things gets me down.

    7. Tell me about your hair.

    Thin but dry and coarse. Not the easiest combo to care for.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.

    Emotional, hesitant, non-judgmental

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?

    A pear of peach mother of pearl feather (or maybe they’re leaves, hard to tell) earrings from Forever 21.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Job hunt, volunteer work, and practice meditation to start getting myself in a better mental space.

  36. Nicole says:

    1. Mood: Calm and Motivated
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? trying to use a cheaper version from what I’m use to.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Chanel SOHO
    4. How did you land your current job? family
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? 1.Taking classes for makeup 2.Organize the basement 3.try ballroom dancing
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? just graduated college
    7. Tell me about your hair. bangs to the side because I’m growing them out for the summer and a low ponytail
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Thoughtful, Honest, Artistis
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Juicy Couture glasses
    10. Weekly goals: Keep the table clutter free, get lots of work done, Get paint for bathroom and bedroom
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  37. Marlo says:

    1. Mood: Mellow.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Trying to branch away from my typical purple color – - – and having a crease in my eye!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? – I don’t have one. :-(
    4. How did you land your current job? I left an admin job and wanted to focus on working closer to home – - -it is more dramatic than that but after making some crazy decisions (and scared of making them) – - – I bit the bullet. Now I have another job that is just as rewarding and my day job is super relaxed.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Save more money, have a better yoga practice at home, and spend more time with my pooch and partner.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was working in retail and feeling absolutely unsure of what I was supposed to do with my life. How things change when you get older.
    7. Tell me about your hair. Straight – - – poker straight and growing out at the moment. I had really long hair for a while, started cutting it shorter and shorter and not it resembles a longer bob. I love it!
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Weird, Sarcastic, Helpful
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Do Paw Print tattoos on my shoulder count?
    10. Weekly goals: Find delightful activities that engage in a positive living, do more yoga, grocery shop.

  38. BettyS says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Lipstick. Still not brave enough to pick a color and apply.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? I very slightly knew my future boss because I was a member on his online forums. He needed a new art director, I needed a new job. It’s been eight years. Perfect timing! I work totally from home now!
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Build a tornado shelter. Get pregnant again. Finish my son’s playground.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Graduating with a design degree.
    7. Tell me about your hair. 2a wavy with a few spirals. Bangs. Dark enough brown that many people think it’s black. Until I wear a black shirt.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Wife, Mom, Guardian.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? All custom-made by various designers. I love supporting good craftsmanship! I have a totally awesome jade ring in the works!
    10. Weekly goals: Cook dinner every night instead of copping out and telling my husband to “grab something on the way home, please.”

  39. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Accomplished! My daughter needed a grass skirt for her dance at school tomorrow night, and I not only found one, but it only cost a dollar! So I bought a few extra for kids who don’t find them!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Actually learning hot to put it on my face! I didn’t wear blush for years after a blush mishap in the 8th grade. Luckily I figured it out! Also, it took a while to figure out how to do a good eye liner line!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t have one, but I did love the “Summer Days” polish collection from China Glaze.
    4. How did you land your current job? I’m a stay at home Mom, have been since I got pregnant with my older daughter in 2001.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? I’d like to drop about 20 pounds, I want to get my soon to be Kindergartener writing her ABC’s a little better, I’d like to train my dog to be able to be out of the back yard so he can hang out in the front with us and not run off, and I want to finish all the books I currently have to read on the Kindle!
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Not as happy as I am now! We had been married 5 years, I was working a miserable job, and I was far too concerned with what I weighed.
    7. Tell me about your hair. I just got it cut! It’s a short shag! A little too short, but hair grows, so it’s no big deal. I look great!
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Loyal. Positive. Adventurous!
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? A watch and a necklace.
    10. Weekly goals: Cook at least three vegetarian meals, exercise, visit my 90 year old Grandma.

  40. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: worried. Money worries mostly. We just bought our first house and are trying to figure out how to survive throughout the month… It will work!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? I just can’t figure out contouring and shading. I think i’m going to attend a workshop or something.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Up to now it would be MAC’s Spring Forecast, so many products!

    4. How did you land your current job? By applying, having an interview and an assesment.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Get the temporary available function to learn more about the company I work for, install a new kitchen and graduating from dog obedience class for my labrador pup.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 16 then. Depressed, lonely, teenage angst to summon it up.

    7. Tell me about your hair. Curly and frizzy, it needs a lot more attention than I give to it.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Smart, bossy, caring.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? my watch and a pair of earrings.

    10. Weekly goals: having a good job-interview, cleaning up my attic and walk a lot with pup, he deserves it.

  41. beth says:

    1. Mood: relieved
    - got my first job out of my mom’s doctor’s office even after i was so nervous for the interview.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    -affording it all! lol

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    not makeup but i loved essies resort last year with lapis of luxury, turks and caicos, etc. i cant even think of my fave LE makeup collex.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    -i whined about needing a job over the summer and maybe beyond, my friend forwarded me an opportunity for a campus office in my field of interest and i applied, phone inerviewed, and got it!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    -lose weight/tone up (already in progress), improve my gpa (summer class), and enjoy my summer

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    i would have been 11, probably done with the 5th grade about to head into middle school? or something

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    dark brown/black, highlighted subtly. ambiguously wavy and straight.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    really really awesome
    lol

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    none

    10. Weekly goals:
    finish the last few days of round one of the 30 day shred and move on to work out two.
    beth recently posted … poizenisxkandee- Thank you to @brandonlee90 for forwarding me the information!!!

  42. 1. Mood:
    A little lazy and pensive.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    For me is getting started, really. I’ve never really been experimental, and it took quite some time for me to even start on using foundation or powder, and now, eyeliner. Lots of trial and error, I’d have to say.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I don’t have any, sadly :(

    4. How did you land your current job?
    I’m technically a fresh graduate now… so I guess by completing my studies? :P Haha.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    I’d like to do some travelling, scout out the University I plan to attend for my postgraduate studies and the surroundings some time next month, settle the applications (Involves getting references, finishing my proposal and taking the GRE) and settle my current University stuff (Obtaining my certificates, transcripts, etc).

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    10 years ago I’m 15… so I was still in high school and was about to sit for a public examination! Not the best of times for me definitely…

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It’s chest-length with medium-large curls, dyed a bright crimson red with currently about 2 inches of regrowth. I have originally black (Very very black) hair, but it doesn’t look awkward but seems to blend in instead haha!

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Passionate, curious, impatient.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    A lot- a silver name necklace (Gift from boyfriend); a black stainless steel Seiko watch and a silver Thomas Sabo charm bracelet (Also gift from boyfriend) on left wrist; a thin gold bracelet, a white crystal bracelet and a thin coconut husk bangle on right wrist; a plain stainless steel commitment band on left ring finger; a thin plain gold band on right pinky; a pair of small white gold and diamond hoops and a white gold stud on left ear; 2 silver studs on right ear.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Spend time with my family, spend time with my boyfriend, get rest, just go along with whatever plans that come up :)

  43. Karen says:

    1. Mood: Calm. Feeling so much better than last Monday.
    2. Hardest thing about getting into makeup: Figuring out different eyeshadow combos to make sure I’m getting the most from my growing collection!
    3. Favorite limited edition makeup collection: MAC Warm & Cozy
    4. How did you land your current job: I’ve been at this company nearly 20 years and have had several different roles. But to get started, I had a contact who put my resume in.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months: Lose 20 pounds; caught up on decluttering; be able to do 25 regular push-ups (today I can do 10)
    6. Where were you 10 years ago: Same company, different job, different condo, single
    7. Tell me about your hair: Brownish blonde with highlights, volume-challenged
    8. Describe yourself in three words: Funny, positive, kind.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? None today, forgot my earrings. Ususally I wear silver hoop earrings.
    10. Weekly goals: Workout six days; declutter desk area; start video project for work.

  44. Alka says:

    1. Mood: better now that I finished up some paperwork that was stressing me out this weekend.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? learning how to apply it properly – thank goodness for blogs and video tutorials!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? not really into the LE thing but two that I wished I had made more of an effort for…Barbie loves Mac and Mickey Contractor.
    4. How did you land your current job? I’m a stay at home mom to three – I think we all know how I got here! :D
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Get ready for a 5k, scan in old pics (pre-2002) and create an office space for myself that doubles as a place to paint with my girls.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Bringing home two of the sweetest pets I will ever have the joy of being owned by…my German Shorthaired Pointer, Gypsy, and my bengal mix tabby, Wally!
    7. Tell me about your hair. Thick, black, wavy, frizzy with a Stacy London gray streak.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. optimistic, open, strong
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? none – not even my wedding band – spending all day with my toddler means not having to worry about it.
    10. Weekly goals: Get the garden planted.

  45. Heather says:

    1. Mood:
    Apprehensive

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Luckily I’ve gradually learned what I need to know at different stages. Its wise to not throw yourself into makeup, because then you get to know what style and tones suit you best.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I loved the Fafi Mac Collection. Those color combos were killer!

    4. How did you land your current job?
    my excellent phone voice! :D

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    I’d like to finish enrolling into FIT. Take photos for my blog… (still procrastinating, I’m nervous!)… lose 20 lbs – all in reverse order of course lol

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    in high school with spikey hair and baggy pants. I didnt have a clue. lol

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Its a little crazy right now. Lots of blonde underneath and dark brown on top. Long and wavy.

    8. Describe yourself in three words:
    Petite. Spunky. Analytical.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    my rings… love my chunky rock and double finger rings!

    10. Weekly goals: Just make it till Friday!~ I’m so beat….
    Heather recently posted … Fashion Kills Slowly

  46. Laurels says:

    1. Mood: Sad. Missing my husband.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Trying out new looks. It’s difficult sometimes if you are an smokey eye, light lip kind of girl to try a strong lip AND in a bright color.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Right now…Dior’s Electric Tropics collection. But ever? Hmm…MAC’s All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection and Pret-a-papier.
    4. How did you land your current job? I answered the ad in the paper. It’s been seven years. I think they liked me.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Find a new job. Settle into my new house as calmly as possible. Reconnect with my husband (the distance has made the marriage rather difficult)
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was just about to start my six month break since I had graduated from university. Those were good days.
    7. Tell me about your hair. In a bun! I can’t do a thing with it right now. Summer is here!
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Just. Funny. Random.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Just my wedding ring and my hoop earrings.
    10. Weekly goals: Do everything I have to do calmly so I can sleep more. I realize the more agitated I get the less I sleep.

  47. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Cranky, what is with this weather?!!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Finding concealer in a shade that works for my pale pale skin

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t really have one.

    4. How did you land your current job? I’m a student so getting sick of waiting tables to get by

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? organize, convince the cat that the boyfriend’s puppy isn’t bad, be a better cook

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? getting picked on by the “mean girls” in middle school.

    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s long, red and wurly (a term I use to describe my wavy/curly hair)

    8. Describe yourself in three words. clumsy, compassionate, intelligent

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Sapphire earrings and necklace

    10. Weekly goals: Do all my trig homework, sew cushions for my new kitchen table (!), move furniture cause I get bored after a while of it being the same.
    Rachael recently posted … Time for Cuteness

  48. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood:
    Kinda mellow… the weather is so ‘blah’ today…
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Getting into color and out of neutrals… still working on that
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    MAC Style Warriors & Naked Honey
    4. How did you land your current job?
    A family member put in a good word for me ;-)
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Save some money, clean out my closet & drawers, book a vacation
    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    20 years old, in college living with my best friend… those were the days
    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Long and black with a mind of its own
    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Friendly, kind, trustworthy
    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    None at the moment… which is pretty shocking
    10. Weekly goals:
    Try not to be late at work any day this week… baby steps

  49. Suri says:

    1. Mood: cranky I didn’t sleep right all weekend.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Price. There are so many things both high end and low end that I want!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? I applied for a teaching program called NYC Teaching Fellows which gives you an alternative teaching license while you work full time and get your Masters in Education and I got in. 6 years later I’m still hanging there!
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? working out consistently, saving money to buy our own place and going on a vacation for my birthday/ wedding anniversary which fall in the same month.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 20. Just finishing up my bachelors, living in my parents working at H&M!
    7. Tell me about your hair. Long, curly, fine, frizzy in humid weather, sometimes it’s straight on the crown. It’s dark brown/black.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. loyal, friendly, fun
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? wedding band, engagement ring, earrings.
    10. Weekly goals: work out 3xs this week, get a good nights rest and make it Friday without losing my sanity :)

  50. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Blech..It is monday and it is raining!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? How to apply it so I don’t look like a clown
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Hmm don’t really have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? Through a friend
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Lose weight, fix resume and not eat sugar on daily basis
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Young and carefree..hehe
    7. Tell me about your hair. Too long. Must get a haircut.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Goofy, planner and loyal
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? None..I always play around with any jewelry i wear and then i absentmindley take it off and forget that i have done so. i always lose jewelry.
    10. Weekly goals: gym, gym and getting into a dress i just bought.

  51. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: tired. long day at work and came home to a man’s mess in the kitchen
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?never had a problem with it. i have loved makeup since decorating my mom’s wig stand with her stuff when I was 4. boy did I get it!!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I love the Urban decay boxes. 1, 2, Alice in Wonderland, etc
    4. How did you land your current job? oddly enough, the doctors my family were using for the last 15 years bought land across the street from my house about 5 years ago. I told them I would work there and I’ve been there for 4 years. I walk down the driveway, cross the street and i’m in the parking lot.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? I want to be more financially secure. Things have been rocky with my hub’s business for the last year. Things are looking up, thank Goc
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? getting ready to move into this house, from another house across town
    7. Tell me about your hair. thinning. (i say I have bald spots but no one else seems to see them) it is thin, shoulder length and medium brown. I used to have highlights but the more i kept doing them, they kept getting whiter and whiter and I think they aged me
    8. Describe yourself in three words. kind, patient, messy
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? same every day, wedding band, engagement ring, 3 stone anniversary ring, diamond pendant, diamond studs, stainless Mickey mouse watch
    10. Weekly goals: well it’s pay week, so my goal is to have a little left over.

  52. Rosie says:

    btw, that was God, not Goc!!

  53. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired, ironically, considering I slept in until 4:15 PM. Try explaining that one.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Expanding into colors outside of your comfort zone; price; and “not looking like a clown.” It’s a triple whopper because I have the confidence issue as well as the price issue.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I don’t think I have one.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    I don’t have one…unless you count being housekeeper for my parents one! I’m a college student!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Getting my teeth pulled (I know, but it HAS to be done), root canals (ditto) and walking my dog!

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    In a hospital most of the time.

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    The strand is fine (i.e. it’s missing a protein layer) and silky. It’s also stick straight with only the teensy tiniest of a wave at the ends. It’s not prone to flyaways or frizz, but I can’t tease my hair very often as my hair is far too delicate. Basically, my hair is so delicate that if I tease my hair it’s damaged for days and days on end. I have to use some heavy duty stuff to repair it. It also refuses to not curl….no matter what I use. It likes a straightener a little bit, but my hair is very damaged when I curl it that way as I have to repeat the curl (no problem straightening; problems curling!) I just have bitchy hair. I’m a long-haired, layered with bangs gal.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Creative. Hard-working. Stubborn.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    Just earring at the moment. Haven’t gotten dressed yet (at almost 6 PM….probably should do that)

    10. Weekly goals:
    CLEAN
    Bathe Zena

  54. Caroline says:

    1. Mood: Meh. Gloomy day here in Bay Area but enjoying some one on one time with my baby.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? I’ve just recently rediscovered makeup and my, how things have changed. The hardest part is not getting sucked into the newest & latest product without giving the current products in my stash a chance.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Never had one. I try to avoid them so I won’t get disappointed.
    4. How did you land your current job? At the time, there was a real demand for my profession (still is) and it was super easy to get a job. Now, still a need but no one is hiring.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Get more sleep, take a mini vacation with my family getting organized.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Getting my degree.
    7. Tell me about your hair. Coarse, thick with a slight wave. Currently, I hate my hair due to a bad haircut.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Fixated, sassy, and tired
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Wedding rings, watch, nose piercing, 12 steel earring I never take off.
    10. Weekly goals: be calm, get some sleep and not buy anything until next week.

  55. Wendy says:

    1. Mood:
    Relaxed

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Accepting that makeup can help me look younger now that I’m older. Ha.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    Don’t have one… yet.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    After suffering from a rotator cuff injury, I became fascinated with the healing powers of massage therapy. I enrolled in massage school just to understand my body better. I wasn’t expecting to ever work as a massage therapist at the time. However, I loved massaging. After working as an independent contractor (employee without benefits), I decided I no longer wanted to work to make someone else richer. I started my own business in Jan of this year. One of the best decisions I ever made!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    1. Teach a continuing education class in Thai massage. 2. Take a continuing education class in lymphatic drainage. 3.Redecorate my dining room.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    Dealing with my twins’ sensory dysfunctions, medical problems, and feeding issues which stemmed from being born at 24 weeks gestation.

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Long, level 6 brown with caramel highlights. In the process of growing out my bangs. UGH

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    sarcastically humorous, light hearted, logical

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    A gold plastic bangle my brother in Thailand gave me last year during Songkran (Thai New Year). Last month, I was told I had to wear it to bring me good luck and fortune. It has. :-)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Go to sleep earlier. Weed the garden.

  56. Emily says:

    1. Mood: Overworked…I shouldn’t even be filling this out; I need to be studying for my eighty jillion exams I have this week,
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Ha…I can think of two; the harm my habit has done to my wallet, and all the valuable study time it has eaten up.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    MAC Fashionflower
    4. How did you land your current job?
    High school? Application+aptitude test
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Kick butt in the last few weeks of school, and then have an ultra relaxing summer vacay.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    Kindergarten, I think.
    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Dirty blonde, somewhere between straight and wavy. I’m trying to quit flat ironing, and I find that the less heat I use on it, the more tame and straight it is.
    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Ambitious, loyal, sleepy
    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    None; just got back from a run.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Try not to fail out of school…LOL

  57. lo says:

    1. Mood: TIRED. 10 hours of class today… oh hey summer session!
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Budgeting.
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t have one.
    4. How did you land your current job? I’m a student… But I’m definitely still job searching.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Pass all my classes. I’ll be getting into a lot of the courses med schools look at to weed out applicants, so I’d really like to do well.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 12 haha. So I was in 7th grade, which feels like it was forever ago!
    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s crazy and thick and blonde-ish. And pulled up in a messy twist.
    8. Describe yourself in three words. “Never stop learning.”
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My earrings, nose ring, beaded leather bracelet.
    10. Weekly goals: I have so many since it’s the first week of the new semester. Lots of textbook buying, and my first test is already Thursday! Craziness.

  58. Ru says:

    FINALLY got a chance to get on here on a Monday- better late than never!

    1. Mood: Discombobulated

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Intuitively knowing what works and what doesn’t- it takes time.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    BE puts out collections of eye shadows every now and them. I love them.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    They found my resume on Monster and called me in for an interview!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    1- Ride 10miles on a single bike ride.
    2- Reduce spending so I can save for our down payment (house buying at the end of the year!)
    3- Volunteer more

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    16, in HS, in love, and confused!

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Straight and heavy, and currently long. I’m trying to grow it out like the karsdashians… but still trying to figure out the volume situation…

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Ambitious, pro-active, real

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    None, really not into jewelry, and when I am, it’s one thing at a time

    10. Weekly goals: Get some major errands done everyday. Utalize my todo list apps to help me get through the week. Try to fit in some mini exercises.

  59. I love this recurring poll idea! :)

    1. Mood: Content
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? The fact that I have too much of it but don’t use all of it!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Bobbi Brown’s Peony & Python palettes — love those violets!
    4. How did you land your current job? A friend knew a friend who worked at the company I wanted to work for — I struck up the conversation about working there and the rest is history!
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Successfully and comfortably finish moving into my first NYC apartment! And adapt to this minimalist New Yorker lifestyle ;)
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 13, so probably overplucking my eyebrows and calling boys!
    7. Tell me about your hair. Oh, jeez. Well, it’s very fine, but there’s a lot of it. My hair has actually been my major stressor the past few years — some people gain weight or have digestive problems. For me, it was my hair. I found small bald spots popping up on my scalp, which was directly related to my stress at school, graduating, working at a job I hated, quitting, moving, starting a new job, moving again, etc. Luckily, it’s growing back but I just need to learn to manage my stress better!
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Tallest at heart :) — my high school yearbook superlative!
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My mom’s gold flower stud earrings.
    10. Weekly goals: Get to bed at least 30 minutes earlier every night. Blog at least twice this week. And do my makeup BEFORE getting to work!

    Have a wonderful week!

  60. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Elated!! I got into a graduate program!!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?: The amount of money you end up spending. And thinking “oh $32 isn’t much at all for a lipstick!”

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?: I don’t think I have one.

    4. How did you land your current job?: First job I just walked into the science department at my school and said “can I have a job?” and got one. Second was referred to me by a professor.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?: Not too sure.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?: 7th grade. Eww

    7. Tell me about your hair.: Dark brown, pin straight, thick, and I cut it myself. It cannot hold a curl if my life depended on it.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.: Patience, smart, introverted

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?: Swatch watch (from the new girl version of the Color Codes, I love the super long band!), a pair of my mom’s earrings from the 60s, two little hoop earrings and a teeny stud in my left ear.

    10. Weekly goals: GRADUATE!!

  61. Jessica Leigh says:

    1. Mood:
    Content, but missing the weekend.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Finding the right combination of primer, foundation and concealer for my skin. For some reason I just can not get it right! Everything else is gravy :)

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    Hmmm … I loved fabulous felines from MAC, but I am also enamored with the current NARS summer 2011 collection.

    4. How did you land your current job?
    The internet! Ha!

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    Get back into my running habit, plan out my trip to Spain in the fall and shave off a few pounds.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    In college – probably running late to class.

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    It’s long (at the moment), extremely thick and wavy. I color my hair because of the massive amounts of gray (at 29!), so it is a very dark, cool toned brown.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Meticulous, sensitive and introverted.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    Gold menswear style watch and pearl studs.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get through the week; stay positive; eat clean.

  62. PS says:

    1. Mood: Really down today. I’m really having a hard time at work. A lot going on with the company & not the easiest people to work with.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Everything. I hate how there isn’t perfect make-up for every kind of lighting.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t have one.

    4. How did you land your current job? Job board & really clicking with the HR Manager that hired me.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? That’s hard. Especially since I have life long goals that I haven’t even accomplished yet. I think I’ll skip this question.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? living back east.

    7. Tell me about your hair. A pain in the ass. It’s so straight and really difficult to work with.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Happy (well except for the work situation), Secure in who I am (not necessarily with how I look, but I’m talking about values & not changing who I am so that I fit in or get people to like me), Caring.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Just earrings.

    10. Weekly goals: Be positive, look for another job, not let people get me down, 30 push ups again this week, be there for people who need help.

    Have a great week.

  63. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Feeling fabulous lately
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? I think I was born being into makeup. There’s nothing hard about it. It’s fun!
    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? I don’t have one. I don’t go for limited editions. If I love a product, I want to know that I can get it again.
    4. How did you land your current job? I’m retired.
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? I’d like to lose 10 more pounds, add swimming to my workouts and figure out what to do with my hair.
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? confused
    7. Tell me about your hair. It has turned white and I love it!
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Calm, patient and nurturing.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My wedding rings
    10. Weekly goals: Exercise, eat well and clean out my stored clothing.

  64. Advah says:

    1. Mood: Excited! My folks are on their way and should arrive later today!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Understanding what works for me. Still working on it, but figuring out cold colours work best for me really helped.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Don’t really have one.

    4. How did you land your current job? My previous job was about to end and I saw an ad on my gallery’s website for a PA. I applied thinking I’d never hear back, got an interview and they called me back the same day. I thought I’d leave after 4 months, and 3 years later I’m still here.. (still unsure if it’s a good thing!)
    As for my work at a magazine, I did an internship during my holiday 2 summers ago for a week, they kept me on as a writer and a couple of months later made me a section editor.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? GOOD question. Lose a bit of weight so I can zip up my jeans again (struggling with Xmas fat!), declutter my house/life (no buying cosmetics until I get rid of what I have), write a bit more, figure out a new haircut. And be happy.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was just about to turn 17 (eek) and generally having a good time I think. I had rather happy teenager years with my friends and all, but GAH am I glad to be done with those school years of having to study things I hated and trying to figure who I am or what I want. The confidence you get with getting older is very nice. :)

    7. Tell me about your hair. Chestnut brown, curly but manageable. Just enough frizz to make it big, which I like.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Short, sassy, evolving.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Nose piercing, a silver bracelet with my brother’s name, a coppery wrist cuff and silver rings.

    10. Weekly goals: birthday in 2 days, DO NOT PANIC. And have a good time with my parents, I just can’t wait to see them.

  65. Liz M. says:

    1. Mood: Relieved & looking forward to vacations (finaly decided not to stay in my current job in Doha, and move to Abu Dhabi with my boyfriend) Just reached that point in life when you realize that happiness and love and family are a million times more important than sacrificing everything for your profession.

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Lol I would say affording it!! hahaha U become a makeup shopaholic and HAVE to try everything (who knows, you might need those glittery eyeliners oine day eventually, just in case u get them in every color..)

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Chanel Feux d’Artifices eyeshadows! It is unbeatable!!

    4. How did you land your current job? Internal transfer

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Relocate to Abu Dhabi / Introduce the boyfriend to my father (somehow.. :S only child challenges) / Work on gaining back my positivity & happiness

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was reinventing myselt from tomboy to girly girl LoL

    7. Tell me about your hair: thin, brown with large curls/waves, frizzy but manageable.

    8. Describe yourself in three words: Achiever, perfectionist, in-love

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? Hmm I actually forgot to put anythign on (belly piercing ?)

    10. Weekly goals: eat better :/

  66. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: kind of depressed.
    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Actually to get into make-up… my mom is not a make-up kind of person at all, and there’s no other woman in my close family… so many products and no clue how to use them and what to use when. Oh, and lining my eyes (I have a shaky hand…) and figuring out what kind of colors work for me best.
    3. I can only tell by the packaging and colors in swatches and promo pics, as I don’t really buy LE stuff due to my budget… I love MAC’s Baroque Boudoir for the colors & packaging, Mickey Contractor for the colors and Liberty Of London for the packaging :P.
    4. How did you land your current job? I don’t have a real job yet. I did some surveys in a theatre for free tickets-that I got to know via an e-mail a friend with a same obsession for a theatre sent me :)
    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? 1) get a summer job, 2) cross some books from my waiting list (well, on my personal blog, I take part in a book waiting list game, where the aim is that we had to propose a list of 12 books we wanted to read, and we should read them by 31st December… and I’ve only read 3 so far…)
    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was turning 12 in one and a half months, and I’ve just finished the first year in my secondary school, with a whole bunch of good scholastic contest achievements… I’ve never been more optimistic, and I miss those days. OK, I’ve been shy and reserved back then, too, but then everything seemed so much easier :D.
    7. Tell me about your hair. Love/hate relationship :P. There’s lot of trouble with it. It’s really sensitive and thin (and so’s my skin), so I have to be careful what kind of products I use, and I’ve never dyed, curled, straightened etc. it, because I’m afraid it would cause even more damage to it. Oh, and it’s even thinning. There was a phase in my life (before my secondary school final exams) when it thinned like crazy… so much I had to have it cut short for aesthetic reasons (new hair was growing on the top of my head, but below there was almost nothing)… and I don’t really like short hair on myself (I tend to think my face is not feminine enough for that). Now, I’m content with the length (past-shoulder). It used to be rella ytraight, but after the cut, there are some random twirls in it, usually at the bottom… and if I have it air dry, there’s some wave in it (for a day or two). As for the color, it’s some brown black (not already brown, not yet black… like strong black coffee,,, it seems black from far away, though) and it needs some shine. Sometimes I love it, but when I’m really-really pale (my skin is really pale ab ovo), I hate it, because it just makes my face dull. So, if I ever dye my hair, it’d be something which is as dark, but way warmer (like a chocolate brown or a black cherry).
    8. Describe yourself in three words. Daydreamer, eccentric, artistic.
    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My standard little ‘thingy’ studs (it’s like a small Moebius ribbon or sth like that) and a necklace I’ve just received (I won it on a blog giveaway :D). It’s a delicate, thin golden colored chain with a little pendant/charm… and it looks like a bullet :P. I tend to enjoy funny/wacky jewelry, especially if they are not into-your face, and you could only see the joke of it if you observe it in detail, closely :).
    10. Weekly goals: university administration, bleh (home assignments, presentations, other administration stuff)… and maybe a class reunion-slash-picnic (but only 3 of us confirmed it for 100% on fb, so it may not happen at all…)

    • Kate & Zena says:

      I love your three words. I’d have used daydreamer and artistic, but I’m not exactly eccentric! I’m Autistic, so all of my eccentricities normally stem from that!

  67. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Not bad today, not bad at all :)

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Being bold enough to try other colours beside smokey neutrals. I’d like to be able to wear colour without feeling self concious that people are staring not because its pretty, but because its crazy !

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Ummm……MAC In the Groove and N collection were my faves.

    4. How did you land your current job? Mother

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? Find a new job, get summer body ready and redecorate the house.

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? I was 17 :) ahhhh to be 17 again……I was in college with not a worry in the world and all the time to hang out with friends.

    7. Tell me about your hair. Its typical oriental asian hair-thin,blackish brown and flat. I myriad of products are required for it look like it has some lift to it. Although having said that, its very healthy and shiny.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. Sensitive,Worrier and Humourous

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? My Michael Kors gold boyfriend watch…..I heart this :) will wear this forever. Some beaded nude and gold bracelets and gold coin earrings.

    10. Weekly goals: Go to pilates, stop eating crap and dont beat myself up over a few lbs !

  68. How fun!! I wanna play…

    1. Mood: Chill. Listening to Adele’s 21 CD has that affect on me. <3

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?: There's something hard about getting into makeup?? Huh? I hadn't noticed. :)

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?: I don't know if you'd consider it "limited edition" because it's hopefully going to be around FOREVER, but it can be really tough to find: the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It = amazing.

    4. How did you land your current job?: Connections that I had made in my career over the years. My company actually stole me away from one of our "partners"…whoops. It's all good though. I've been with my current company for 8 years now.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?: 1. A major beauty event with a major beauty retailer (that's all I can say for now…more deets to come on our blog soon) 2. Attend an awesome outdoor concert with my hubby to see a musician/band that we love 3. To reach 200 "followers" on our blog

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?: Living somewhere totally lame, living a dull life & not knowing any better. Oh well. You can't live with regrets. All of those things help to make me the person that I am today. My, how life has changed for me in 10 years…all for the better. :)

    7. Tell me about your hair.: Red. Naturally curly, but I straighten it. Growing (not fast enough)…almost to my bra strap right now.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.: Obsessive, happy & ambitious.

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?: What jewelry am I NOT wearing would be easier to answer! I'm addicted to bracelets though…bad…really, really bad.

    10. Weekly goals: To accomplish a post once a day on our blog, to make time for my hubby & furbabies, to find the good in the bad, to cherish special memories & to go buy more beauty products (duh!). :)

    Love this! Thanks M&BB!!!
    Her Late Night Cravings recently posted … Come Fly Away With Me

  69. Nia says:

    1. Mood: Waiting for the fever to break. That should say enough!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup? Certain trends… neon colors, colored mascara, etc.

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)? Mostly MAC products but I never remember their names.

    4. How did you land your current job? Gave an amazing interview and stunned admin with my demo-lesson.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months? start a family, start a part-time business, drive in the city without fear. (in any order)

    6. Where were you 10 years ago? Exactly 10 years ago today I was looking forward to ending my first year as a teacher. There wasn’t one night I went to bed not freaking out over lesson planning, grading, IEPs, etc. I constantly doubted my every move. I still do, but I think it says a lot about a person’s character when they are still nervous about performing at their job.

    7. Tell me about your hair. It’s my security blanket. chestnut brown, extra long, thick, and layered.

    8. Describe yourself in three words. classic, sassy, patient

    9. What jewelry are you wearing? wedding band, gold chain necklace w/cross, evil eye, saint’s charm

    10. Weekly goals: beat this cold so that i can get my dad to p/t and perhaps get myself to the gym. that’s it for now…hopefully, i’ll be up for more once this fever goes away.

  70. Lexi says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired & bored. @ the end of my shift at work. 1 more hour!!

    2. What’s been the hardest thing about getting into makeup?
    Learning things that I never ever knew. I have just started getting serious about makeup, and this is the first time in my life, that I’ve worn makeup on a regular basis. I am 28.
    That, and also the money I want to spend with my new found obsession!!

    3. What’s your favorite limited edition makeup collection (if you have one)?
    I don’t know enough about it yet. I don’t have one :)

    4. How did you land your current job?
    A friend told me they’d be hiring, she put in a good work. and there ya have it.

    5. Three things you’d like to accomplish in the next three months?
    1.) Get an exercise routine, and KEEP it.
    2.) Enjoy my 2 week vacation in July. No stress.
    3.) Enjoy my daughter as much as I can

    6. Where were you 10 years ago?
    10 years ago, I was 18 and living with my best friend in our dinky-falling-apart apartment, straight out of high school. No doubt having a little bit of drama, and lots of house parties!

    7. Tell me about your hair.
    Dark dark brown. Naturally curly (lately more frizz than curl!), an inch past my chin. Working on growing it out. Straight cut bangs, kept short and blunt, or little bit swept to the side when growing out.

    8. Describe yourself in three words.
    Upbeat, Empathic, Impatient

    9. What jewelry are you wearing?
    My engagement ring & wedding ring, silver octopus necklace

    10. Weekly goals:
    Keep it simple, no overreacting to things beyond my control. <3

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