Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 2

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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. 168. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Absolutely sparkly! :)

  3. Something you’re coveting at the moment?
  4. A vacation. Big time. One where the only things on my to-do list are adventure, photography and delicious food (oh, and warm beaches). I was hoping to visit Italy before my birthday in June (I really want to see the Cinque Terre), but it doesn’t look like that’ll happen unless I win the lottery and/or get all my sh*z together by mid-May.

  5. In your opinion, what’s an overrated beauty product?
  6. YSL Touche Eclat. I know lots of women love it, but it doesn’t really do it for me.

  7. An underrated beauty product?
  8. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion! My skin love, love, LOVES how moisturizing it is. It’s also non-comedogenic and available at most drugstores for about $11.

  9. What was your best birthday party?
  10. Well, I’ve never really had a big one, mostly just small get-togethers with a few friends. Last year’s was one of my favorites. My two BFF’s, Jen and Cindy, took me up to Napa to get pampered and stuffed with good food and wine. That was such a wonderful day…

  11. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?
  12. If it’s warm outside and I have the time, I’ll go to the beach. Everything seems better after a few minutes of listening to the waves break and feeling the sand between my toes. If not the beach, then I usually work things out on the treadmill. I figure a lot of stuff out when I’m putting one foot in front of the other.

  13. Your favorite local eatery?
  14. Tuttimelon! It’s a self-serve frozen yogurt place about five minutes away. Seriously, I could eat a cup their taro fro-yo every single day.

  15. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?
  16. I’m gonna have to go with nay.

  17. Favorite post-hangover meal?
  18. Back in my 20s I had a stomach of steel, so it was either a massive stack of pancakes or a veggie cheeseburger and fries. These days, it’s saltine crackers, oy!

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To remember to believe in myself, and to try to make some headway on a difficult writing project I’ve been putting off for a while. I also want to start fixing up and decorating the deck off my living room. Right now it’s completely empty, just a big wooden box, but I’d love it to be a place where El Hub, Tabs and I can spend time this summer.

To that end, I went to a gardening store last weekend to look for cat-friendly plants but got totally distracted by their roses. The red ones get most of the love, judging by how few of them were left in stock, but I prefer the yellow ones, like in the pic at the top. Aren’t they bright and cheerful? :)

Is there someplace where you like to spend warm days and weekends, like a park, patio or garden?

You have a great day today, okay? I hope things haven’t been too crazy so far. If you have a moment, let me know how you’re doing today by filling out the Monday Poll. I always like to hear from you.

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



1. Mood:
2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?
3. An overrated beauty product?
4. An underrated beauty product?
5. Your best birthday party?
6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?
7. Your favorite local eatery?
8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?
9. Favorite post-hangover meal?
10. Weekly goals:

Let’s all have a wonderful week and get May kicked off to a good start. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Happy – the weather is just gorgeous!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A new summer wardrobe! I am working out like crazy, so a few new outfits would be great.

    3. An overrated beauty product? La Mer lip balm – it’s just so pricey, and I can’t justify spending that much money on a lip balm.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Cetaphil products. I love them all.

    5. Your best birthday party? My 30th birthday – just some close friends and a great dinner in SF.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I take a drive down PCH. It’s a nice way to relax.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Church and State in downtown LA.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? big fat NAY

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Anything from Taco Bell, and a giant Coke.

    10. Weekly goals: Keep up the workouts at the gym, and try a Zumba class.

  2. Barb says:

    Hello Karen! Hope you have a great day! Here’s my list:

    1. Mood: Tired. I tried to wait up for the President to talk last night and couldn’t hang.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? My gift card to Macy’s. I’m gonna go and blow it all on MAC cosmetics. Want to do a little research to see what I should spend it on.

    3. An overrated beauty product? Eyebrow pencils.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Cetaphil Cleanser.

    5. Your best birthday party? My big 40. My hubby and best friend and her husband all went out and had a great time.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? Walk around the neighborhood park.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? I love Subway and could eat lunch there every day, no problem.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay!

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? In my younger days, it was a bacon cheeseburger from a local pizza place. Nowadays, it’s usually a bagel and a cup of coffee.

    10. Weekly goals: Stay focused in work and workout at least 3 days this week.

  3. Tiffany H. says:

    1. Mood: Great! The weather is beautiful and the day is going well.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Stuart Weitzman Alex wedges

    3. An overrated beauty product? Bare Minerals Well Rested

    4. An underrated beauty product? Origins Full Story mascara

    5. Your best birthday party? When I turned 18. I got a limo and painted the town red with my girlfriends!

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? The mall

    7. Your favorite local eatery? My Pizzeria-hands down the best pizza place in the Houston area!

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Yea, as long as they hit below the knee.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I’ve never had a hangover.

    10. Weekly goals: Continue on this Dukan diet, study for cpa exam, and work out.
    Tiffany H. recently posted … Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener

  4. Jessi says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy! Can that be a mood?

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Um, besides more sleep? Those new Armani eyeshadows.

    3. An overrated beauty product? As much as I hate to say it because I do like, Korres oak skin primer. Its just a light moisturizer. :-/

    4. An underrated beauty product? Sally Girl eyeshadow singles! Love them.

    5. Your best birthday party? My 15th sleepover with my best friends. We dressed up in crazy costumes, took pictures, and had a blast. I remember that one the most because I had to move away a few months later.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I stay at home. I don’t really need to go anywhere to clear my head, just try to change my thinking.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? The only Indian food place within 45 minutes of me. I love Indian food.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Some guys can pull it off, but I think its mostly older men and little boys.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I drink like twice a year and only have been drunk twice in my life. I didn’t have a hang over either time.

    10. Weekly goals: I’m going on vacation the last half of the month so I need to get a lot of things done in preparation for that!
    Jessi recently posted … Im Partial to Peach and Crazy for Coral With Sleek Makeups Avoir La Peche Collection PIC HEAVY!

  5. Laurina says:

    1. Mood: I have a case of the Mondays!!!!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? GRADUATION!!!!!
    3. An overrated beauty product? Benefit Erase Paste. Everyone seems to love it but I HATE it!!!!
    4. An underrated beauty product? Clinique Moisture Surge. I love this stuff! It’s like a blast of water to the face, and it’s cooling and soothing, without being greasy.
    5. Your best birthday party? 6th grade. I got to have a party at my aunts big house and play Playstation One all night with my friends :-)
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? Outside for a walk around the block…
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Fargos Pizza
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Cargo can be pulled off but not straight up jean shorts
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I don’t get hangovers so I have no idea…
    10. Weekly goals: Nail my interview tomorrow!!!

  6. Julia says:

    I’m SO happy you called out YSL touche eclat, I’ve been thinking the same thing for years! :-p did you find any cat friendly plants? I’m always interested! :-)

  7. Leah says:

    1. Mood: Good. Everyone’s loving America today.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Summer skirts and dresses. Got all of the water sport gear ready though (was coveting Keen water shoes and board shorts for kayaking!)
    3. An overrated beauty product? teeth bleaching kits–too white is scary!
    4. An underrated beauty product? Amir oil for hair
    5. Your best birthday party? Any sledding or ice skating party as a kid
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? hiking
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Sel de la Terre (they have their own farm). :)
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Reminds me of my childhood neighbor. He always swam in cut off jean shorts. He was a Air Force base firefighter so he could get away with it!
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? French toast casserole
    10. Weekly goals: to not skip the gym
    Leah recently posted … 1 Book in America

  8. Tina H says:

    1. Mood: very tired today…. didn’t sleep well, which is odd, cause I was way tired!!!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? More sleep… or an energy drink…. oh! a cup of coffee!!!

    3. An overrated beauty product? an eyelash curler… I terribly dislike using them and think they are pretty dumb!

    4. An underrated beauty product? Wet n Wild Comfort Zone pallet… I love love love that pallet tremendously!!! So much so I bought a back up, just in case!

    5. Your best birthday party? The year after I met my honey! He made it that much better!

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? To work out, or for a walk… and if all else false I do dishes with my ear phones in so I can’t hear anything!

    7. Your favorite local eatery? I guess it just depends on what I am in the mood for…. there are a few different ones around here.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Way Nay!!! Especially if they are wearing sandals and socks!!!

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? a bloody mary, and a greasy burger!

    10. Weekly goals: To get spring launch up and going with out running anyone over…. yay!

  9. Trude says:

    1. Mood: A little sleepy, made worse by my bad allergies, but otherwise good!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A lovely ASOS maxi dress. It looks absolutely perfect for summer!

    3. An overrated beauty product? Smashbox Photo Finish. Gave it a real Girl Scout try and never liked it.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Burts Bees eye cream. Fantastic product for the price!

    5. Your best birthday party? Last real party I had was for my 25th, I had lots of food, booze and a bounce house (princess castle)! So much fun! :)

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? A walk with my dog, or I read a book. Escaping often helps my thoughts unwind.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? We’re constantly craving our favorite local Japanese restaurant. Seriously the best I’ve ever had.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Not for a man I’d date, but they look fab on fit gaybies! :)

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Depends on the severity – usually some In-N-Out or a breakfast burrito helps!

    10. Weekly goals: Process and blog more photos, order contacts, get to the dog park since the weather is so perfect.

  10. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Love your blush stash in an earlier post. I use that Sonia Kashuk angeled brush with the white handle. Love that thing!

    1. Mood: frigid
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? warmer weather
    3. An overrated beauty product? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara-love the tube don’t like anything else about it.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Baby sunscreen it’s gentler and way cheaper than the other stuff.
    5. Your best birthday party? I know it’s cliche but my 21st was the best I had 3 celebrations and it was fun.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? outside on a walk
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Hazel Hill (chocolate shop) or Baker’s Dozen (doughnuts)
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? NO WAY!
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? back in the day it was a party pizza heated in the microwave now it’s no hangovers for me.
    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy the week and get my calendar together.

  11. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood:
    blech. I think I’m experiencing some allergies

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?
    a le metier de beaute kaleidoscope. Its on my list of things to get :)

    3. An overrated beauty product?
    Most mac items imo. the foundations felt wayy to heavy on me

    4. An underrated beauty product?
    jojoba oil. love it as a night moisturizer or a scalp/hair mask

    5. Your best birthday party?
    my 16th birthday was pretty awesome. My mom and best friend threw me a surprise party.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?
    to the gym.

    7. Your favorite local eatery?
    Gordon Beirsch

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?
    definite nay. sorry dudes.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?
    oy…I can’t really eat when I have a hangover so I”m with you on the saltines

    10. Weekly goals:
    post furniture that i want to sell, work on my massive amounts of papers due in the coming weeks.
    luv2smilexo recently posted … Sunday Stuff You Cant Have

  12. TJ says:

    1. Mood: Good.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A couple of consecutive80 degree days so I can get my big painting projects completed.

    3. An overrated beauty product? false eyelashes. I’m over them. Seriously.

    4. An underrated beauty product? eyelash primer and good mascara.

    5. Your best birthday party? Any of them that I was not expecting, even the one when my friends baked me brownies (I’m glad we’re all better cooks now, k? LOLOL)

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I go to the mountains, the coast or the guest room and lock the door.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Our movie theater, Cinetopia has a great restaurant and wine bar. I’ve never had the popcorn, because the food was so good.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay ay ay….

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? When I was young, a belgian waffle with strawberries and whip cream. Now, a hangover, what’s that?

    10. Weekly goals: to actually get some work done around here and celebrate my birthday AND Cinco de Mayo if for no other reason than it is the same week as my birthday :)
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  13. Lilly says:

    1. Mood: super stressed out and worried
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?: bikini
    3. An overrated beauty product? estee lauder & clinique makeup (eye shadow, blush, etc.), La Mer
    4. An underrated beauty product? Aveeno positively radiant face wash, Atopalm, Jason E face oil
    5. Your best birthday party? every day is a birthday for me :) live life to the fullest
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? outside for a walk
    7. Your favorite local eatery? pizza ;)
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? nay nay nay
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? never had a hangover
    10. Weekly goals: survive

  14. lo says:

    1. Mood: Tired/stressed. Finals week :(
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? All the OPI awesomeness being released!
    3. An overrated beauty product? I agree with eyelash curlers… every last one pinches the corner of my eye!
    4. An underrated beauty product? Clear glycerin soap… it’s the only thing saving my skin lately.
    5. Your best birthday party? When I turned 21, I was in summer college classes, and several of my friends came into town to surprise me. I had a 3-night birthday!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I take a shower. That probably sounds crazy, but it’s like a 10 minute time-out where I can be alone and don’t have to do anything haha. Especially when I’m studying.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Chipotle.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Yea/nay. As an actual fashion statement, no. But as a Florida Gator (and faced with the taunt of “Gators wear jorts”… really, that’s the best they can do!), I can accept them on game day :)
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Original flavor Goldfish. I can’t eat.
    10. Weekly goals: Get an 85% on my chem final! Do well on my bio exam. Take my mommy out for her birthday!

  15. Vijaya says:

    1. Mood: Anxious. I have an assignment due midnight.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Several indie eyeshadows.
    3. An overrated beauty product? Mascara. I hate mascara.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Lip scrubs. They rock.
    5. Your best birthday party? I don’t remember: not a huge party girl.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I just go outside and WALK.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? There’s a Chinese bakery across the street. LOVES IT. <3
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Not my problem. They can wear what they want. xP
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I've never been hung over.
    10. Weekly goals: Study. Sleep.
    Vijaya recently posted … Lazy Sunday- Choosing to Buy From An Indie Makeup Brand

  16. Courtney says:

    1. Mood: Really good. The sun is out, I just had an awesome workout, and when I asked my friend if I have Kate Middleton hair she said “No, Kate Middleton has Courtney hair.” Love it!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? I can’t think of anything, which feels nice. Maybe one of those electric cars.

    3. An overrated beauty product? Salon hair products. I always have better luck with drugstore finds.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Cherry Chapstick.

    5. Your best birthday party? Any birthday that involved cream cheese frosting or tiramisu.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I usually lay down in bed alone or with my dog.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? “A Taste of Saigon” has the best fried rice. Everything tastes so fresh, it’s perfectly amazing.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? All I really need is milk and Advil.

    10. Weekly goals: To work out on my lunch break M-F and find a good place to get my clothes altered.

    • Karen says:

      LOL… I’m officially jealous of your hair! Speaking of Kate, I’ve been thinking of her second dress all weekend long. Dang, that was some good stuff!

  17. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Perky but ridiculously nervous for the upcoming hours of furious molecular biology studying/lab report writing that will soon occur…

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? For the next couple of weeks to be over XP There’s going to be a nice fashion/makeup event that I just signed up for and plan to attend and I’m really looking forward to it!

    3. An overrated beauty product? Mmm… I’ve never been a fan of false eyelashes. My lashes are like sticks and it takes 20 minutes of crazy careful curling and mascara-ing to get them to lift. But it’s never enough to look natural with falsies. Honestly, they make it look like my lashes have split ends XP

    4. An underrated beauty product? Baking soda! :O I love the article that Sam wrote about all its wonderful benefits! I don’t use any heat or styling products on my hair yet it was feeling so dull and crunchy at the ends. I’ve used jojoba oil and Biosilk, which temporarily helped the situation, but after a good wash with baking soda and shampoo my hair feels and looks good again! :3

    5. Your best birthday party? Probably when I was a little kid at one of those “fun zones” with jump houses and ball pits and things to climb on XD I do hope I can get an epic 21st birthday this year that will set the new standard.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? My bed XD Even if it’s just to lie down for 15 minutes. But, in all honesty, a good night’s rest is my emotional reset button.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Pho Vien Dong :)

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay XD

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? … I won’t be of drinking age till later this year so I guess I’ll have to get back to you on this one XP I’ve only had emotional hangovers from dire stress and sadness… XD

    10. Weekly goals: To be able to finish alllllll my midterm studying and lab report and essay writing in the next couple of days XD Curse you closely scheduled due dates!!!

  18. Katy says:

    1. Mood: Super tired…. c’mon redbull!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A smaller waist line

    3. An overrated beauty product? Clinique powder.. it’s super chalky and washes me out

    4. An underrated beauty product? Loreal collagen mascara and chapstick

    5. Your best birthday party? My 23rd was a lot of fun! Pizza, booze, and drinking games with my friends.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I cuddle my cat his sweet face and purr makes me feel better.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Piranha Killer Sushi!

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? depends on the man

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Bacon cheeseburger and fries

    10. Weekly goals: Remind myself that everything happens for a reason and that I am blessed for many reasons :)

  19. Nina says:

    hey there!

    1. Mood: meh. work issues are getting to me.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? a vacation. does that count as something?

    3. An overrated beauty product? expensive lipstick. :D

    4. An underrated beauty product? vitamin e oil.

    5. Your best birthday party? last friday at a persian grill w/ my sister, aunt and bestie and her family, plus the hubs.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? i take a walk. greenery helps.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? omg – thats a tough question. there’s so many to choose from where i live, id probably pick a place called feast – a proponent of head to tail cooking.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? oh nooooooo…. my eyes are burning.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? a greasy diner breakfast.

    10. Weekly goals: just learn how to brush irritants away.

  20. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Good. Its my birthday week, so lots of things to look forward to!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? This may sound major weird.. but “numbing spray’. Its a spray that numbs you before you wax.. Umm HELLO?! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE?
    3. An overrated beauty product? Stila kohl eyeliner.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Lancome Teint Miracle foundation. Love that stuff! Good coverage while feeling comfortable.
    5. Your best birthday party? I think my 19th. I didn’t expect it to be that good, but the stars aligned and it ended up being pretty fun.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? Walk with my dog, read a book in my bed or just for a nice drive.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Boxwood Cafe. Lovely fresh food.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Toasted Bacon and tomato sandwich with LOTS of mayo and salt/pepper.
    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy it! Don’t let the small stuff stress me out or ruin this week. Also get some of the stuff thats been hanging for months done!

  21. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Okay, actually. I have an easy day today.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?: Kette Brand Tias! in Nacho Cheddar.
    3. An overrated beauty product?: MAC eyeshadows. They just don’t work that well (sorry, MAC fans).
    4. An underrated beauty product?: Revlon lipsticks.
    5. Your best birthday party?: I think it was the one where I was turning 7.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?: My bedroom, or I go for a walk.
    7. Your favorite local eatery?: Anyplace that sells sushi. There are so many in the West Village.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?: Nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?: Pancakes.
    10. Weekly goals: Try to not skip school, but I am sorely tempted. Only 3 weeks left!

  22. Stevie Raye says:

    1. Mood: Happy.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A new wardrobe. I’m trying to become a little more “stylish”
    3. An overrated beauty product? Anything that involves drawing on eyebrows. I think natural eyebrows should be embraced.
    4. An underrated beauty product? I wouldn’t consider it really a beauty product. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Vaseline. I use it on my lips, my feet, my elbows, the ends of my hair before I shower, and on my forehead and around my hairline when I’m dying my hair.
    5. Your best birthday party? When my girlfriend took me to the beach and we had mimosas by the water. Doesn’t sound too fantastic, but it was amazing to me.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? On a walk. Or laying in a secluded room with my puppy.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Moes!
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Anything that has to do with breakfast.
    10. Weekly goals: Make it through work without pulling my hair out. Have at least one day to have fun! Bi-weekly goal: Buy something for myself. Whether it be a new outfit, some cool new gadget, or a huge night on the town (including entertainment, dinner, and maybe even a few drinks)

  23. Libby says:

    1. Mood: Stressed because of finals but rather good right now because I just had chipotle!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A good moisturizer because I’ve gone through so many now and I’m just getting annoyed with myself.

    3. An overrated beauty product? Hm, for me it’d be the BB creams. I can’t find one that matches my skintone well enough and they often leave me feeling sticky because I have an oily T-zone.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Mirror! I find that not a lot of people travel with one (and I admittedly don’t either) but they really are quite useful and a lot better than trying to peer at your “reflection” from your iphone or blackberry!

    5. Your best birthday party? Probably when I was a kid, I don’t really celebrate my birthday anymore, it always falls during midterms so I never have time :\

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? Bathroom, oddly enough. I like to take a shower or just sit on the floor to think, lol. Or if that’s not what I’m feeling, then I like going to a shopping mall (or just Target) late at night when few people are around to clear my head and do a bit of browsing as well.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Saint Alp’s Teahouse

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay D:

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Street meat from the carts in Manhattan!

    10. Weekly goals: For this week? To pass my finals and to get more than 2 hours of sleep per night!

  24. Jennifer says:

    I TOTALLY agree about CeraVe!!! I lather that stuff on like nothing else. It works so well, absolutely never irritates, and isn’t at all greasy (I find that Cetaphil is pretty greasy on me). I can put it all over my face and near my eyes and it doesn’t sting in the slightest, super duper gentle. I can’t get enough of it. :)

    • Karen says:

      YES!! I had a patch on my cheek that was really sensitive and dry last week and it was the only thing that didn’t sting. LOVE the stuff. :)

  25. Anna Crystal says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed, but super massive headache caused by the fragrance of flowers.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Garlic butter and three of the new Guerlain Automatique lippies!

    3. An overrated beauty product? Urban Decay Primer Potion, it doesn’t work for me LOL

    4. An underrated beauty product? Holika Holika Apple Shine Soda Scrub

    5. Your best birthday party? My sweet 18, we were drunk and the rest is history

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I write a song, which happens every day.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Cocol’s – a ramen bar

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? OMG SO NAY

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Garlic butter!

    10. Weekly goals: Making more garlic butter, passing my English final on Thursday!
    Anna Crystal recently posted … Reward Yourself Giveaway

  26. Stevie Raye says:

    1. Mood: Happy.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A new wardrobe. I’m trying to become a little more “stylish”
    3. An overrated beauty product? Anything that involves drawing on eyebrows. I think natural eyebrows should be embraced.
    4. An underrated beauty product? I wouldn’t consider it really a beauty product. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Vaseline. I use it on my lips, my feet, my elbows, the ends of my hair before I shower, and on my forehead and around my hairline when I’m dying my hair.
    5. Your best birthday party? When my girlfriend took me to the beach and we had mimosas by the water. Doesn’t sound too fantastic, but it was amazing to me.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? On a walk. Or laying in a secluded room with my puppy.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Moes!
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Anything that has to do with breakfast.
    10. Weekly goals: Make it through work without pulling my hair out. Have at least one day to have fun! Bi-weekly goal: Buy something for myself. Whether it be a new outfit, some cool new gadget, or a huge night on the town (including entertainment, dinner, and maybe even a few drinks)

  27. larie says:

    1. Mood: Tired. It’s only Monday, I know!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? The Dior Aurora bronzer.
    3. An overrated beauty product? Most foundation primers. They feel weird.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Um…I have no idea.
    5. Your best birthday party? Can’t remember. My mom threw good parties, though, so they were all pretty awesome :)
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? In a book, actually. Taking a break from thinking about me – getting involved in the characters and some other story – clears my head.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? A fabulous Asian fusion restaurant near here – but only for special occasions, as it’s kinda pricey.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Anything salty and savory. Usually soup. Or eggs.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish my presentation and paper – again!
    larie recently posted … Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil Review

  28. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? a holiday.

    3. An overrated beauty product? MAC eyeshadows.

    4. An underrated beauty product? vaseline. It has so many uses!

    5. Your best birthday party? when I was a child probably, can’t remember

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? go for a walk at the beach

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Il Girasola, they make the best pizza.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? nay

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I have never had a hangover.

    10. Weekly goals: just enjoy this week. :)
    gio recently posted … Product Review- Milani Runway Eyes in Black Out

  29. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Good. Took off work today..Hehe
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A beautiful green dress to wear to a party in two weeks.
    3. An overrated beauty product? Mascara. Just doesn’t do anything for me. I know I am in the minority
    4. An underrated beauty product? Hmmm not sure really…
    5. Your best birthday party? Singing karoake with my gfs and some cute guys.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? Walk around outside.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Right now don’t have one.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? omg no!
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? egg and cheese sandwich
    10. Weekly goals: Stop eating candy, hit the gym at least twice this week and get over jet lag.

  30. Heather says:

    1. Mood:
    Exhausted! But optimistic. I’ve been very productive at work lately.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?
    My sanity lol Life has been nutty lately.

    3. An overrated beauty product?
    I honestly can’t think of one at the moment. Whatever I tend to get, I make it work somehow lol

    4. An underrated beauty product?
    Garnier Smoothing Milk. Tames my frizzy ends better than anything else.

    5. Your best birthday party?
    Turning 17! That whole year was a blast actually.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?
    The tub. Put some Paul Mithcell Tea Tree Shampoo in there, let it bubble up, and tingle my worries away.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Yaffa Cafe on St. Mark’s place, NYC. YUM!!!! Not so local but just a ferry ride away!

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?
    No thanks!

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?
    Turkey and Provolone on wheat

    10. Weekly goals:
    I don’t have much time for my side projects, but I’d like to finish sewing my pants into straight legs. Also, I’ve been make my own jewelry, so hopefully I can start on the earrings. The rings were done last week! :D And last but not least, I’d like to start taking photos (outfit posts) for my blog. I’m scared to death of having my own personal style up for the whole world to see, but I must overcome my fear!
    Heather recently posted … Fashion Kills Slowly

  31. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    A bit tired. Hitting the afternoon slump and feeling sleepy.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?
    Vacation! I want to go somewhere tropical where I can lay on the beach, sip a cool drink and read a good book.

    3. In your opinion, what’s an overrated beauty product?
    Smashbox Primer. It didn’t make any difference with keeping my makeup fresh throughout the day.

    4. An underrated beauty product?
    Vaseline. I use it to moisturize my lips and rough patches on my heels.

    5. What was your best birthday party?
    I’ve never had a big parties, but I liked the ones when I was younger b/c all my friends would come over and we’d have a sleepover.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?
    Nowhere special – probably the couch or anywhere I can get some peace and quiet.

    7. Your favorite local eatery?
    A restaurant called Doc Hendersons. It’s a fancy place for special occasions and the food is sooo incredibly good.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?
    Nay. Although I think Lafayette from True Blood could pull off the look!

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?
    Lots of water and saltines or toast.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Hit the grocery store and try to do some menu planning for the next couple of weeks. If I don’t have a plan, we fall into the trap of eating out too much. Buy some mulch to fix up the yard and if it’s warm enough, put some tomato plants in the ground.

    Happy Monday!

    P.S. If you’re at Trader Joes, check out the chocolate croissants in the freezer section – they are divine!

  32. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Happy! Chinese leftovers for lunch, sleeping baby, and a perfect manicure!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Does summer count? It’s once again rainy and cold in Cleveland.
    3. An overrated beauty product? OPI nail polishes. I know they’re a standard, but even with base and top coats, they chip like mad.
    4. An underrated beauty product? NARS Illuminators. Limited shades, but those things reflect light off of undereye circles better than any undereye brightener I’ve ever tried. Their sheerness got knocked by a lot of people…but that sheerness makes it perfect for undereyes!
    5. Your best birthday party? I don’t remember the age, probably 7 or 8. I remember I got a Little Mermaid nightgown, a Little Mermaid pencil case, and a lot of roll-on lip gloss. My mom made me a cake with coconut frosting on top…and then she dyed coconut rainbow colors to go on the frosting. A-maz-ing.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? In my car, windows open, trance music on high volume. Drive.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Liquid Planet–fruit and yogurt smoothies, veggie pitas, salads…the place is healthy awesome.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Ooo not so much. Don’t think Brad Pitt could pull those off.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Big glass of ice-cold Pepsi.
    10. Weekly goals: Make pizza dough with my 16-month-old, play a great game of volleyball at the bar on Wednesday, and (subsequently) try not to need that big glass of ice-cold Pepsi. :)

  33. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Miserable! I think I got food poisoning and I’m miserable.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Being able to eat! And Pacifica’s Indian Coconut perfume and body wash!
    3. An overrated beauty product? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, I’ve never liked it.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Aveeno lotion, it’s moisturizing and light and even my husband uses it and he’s anti-lotion!
    5. Your best birthday party? When my twin brother and I turned 9, we had a huge swimming party and it was amazing!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I go on a walk, and talk it out with myself.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? I’m a vegetarian now, and I live in a meat centric area, so I’m just gonna go with Chipotle, it kind of rocks my world!
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? YAY!!! Especially if they are above the knee! It infuriates me when my shorts get shorter and shorter every year, and my husband’s get longer and longer. If I wear shorts the length of his, I call then capri pants. I love legs! Bring back the 70′s and 80′s and those shorts men used to wear! Be still my heart!
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? It used to be a big greasy cheeseburger, the bigger and greasier the better! But alas, now I don’t eat meat and I haven’t been drinking, so I have no idea what I’d want now. Maybe greasy cheese enchiladas, the basic idea is to get as much grease as possible into my body!
    10. Weekly goals: Get healthy, work on getting this house cleaned up, figure out my next haircut!

  34. JadeLovezMoviesx says:

    1. Mood:
    Content (:
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?
    To be an adult ^_^
    3. An overrated beauty product?
    MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner. Too smudgy for me :O
    4. An underrated beauty product?
    MAC Studio Finish Concealer. Very thick but love love love <3 These are the only MAC products I've got, interestingly enough :P
    5. Your best birthday party?
    Last year's party just plain messing around at my house and at the Cineworld complex near where I live :L
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?
    To my wonderful bed :D
    7. Your favorite local eatery?
    Not really an eatery but I have been adoring the nomnomnom from Millie's Cookies <3<3<3
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?
    Naaayyy.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?
    Haha, I don't drink :D Too young :P
    10. Weekly goals:
    Stop controlling my own thoughts and to put more time into learning HTML, a lovely nerd language (:

  35. marisol says:

    1. Mood: tired. Partied liked it was 1999 this weekend and I can’t handle it anymore. hahaha!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A J-O-B! Been unemployed for a month and I don’t like it.
    3. An overrated beauty product?NARS Orgasm… didn’t do it for me.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Mary Kay mascara… loves it!
    5. Your best birthday party? Probably when I turned 30. Spent the day with friends and night with family.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? lately it’s been walks in my neighborhood or I go down to Ocean Beach
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Tuttimelon is the shiz!
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? oh hell naw!
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Are you asking what I had for brekky yesterday morning? It was hash browns, toast, ice tea and coffee.
    10. Weekly goals: clean eating, working out and keep looking for a job. Oh yeah and also I plan on shaking my bon bon this week at the Ricky Martin concert.
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  36. Alaina says:

    1. Mood: Kinda excited, kinda sad. Moving out of my dorm this week so I’m glad school is over but I’m not sure what the summer holds. I was at the attempted space shuttle launch last Friday so I’m waiting to hear from the tour company I booked with about re-booking for the next attempt.

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A haircut! My stylist gave me a cute little side bang that is long and annoying now.

    3. An overrated beauty product? As much as I like it, Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate. I get about the same or better results with my Olay Regenerist face peel kit.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Neutrogena Healthy Skin face lotion, it’s both SPF 15 and has (I think) lactic acid in it, so it’s moisturizer, sunscreen, and an exfoliant in one! Just wish it wasn’t so greasy.

    5. Your best birthday party? Probably celebrating it on a trip to Australia when I was 13 or so.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I just stay inside and zone out on the internet.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Hmm.. Don’t know that I have one!

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Yea, I like that semi-redneck aura about them. :P

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Considering I’ve never had one, I can only guess at maybe a big omelette and some sausage.

    10. Weekly goals: Pack up and move out!
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  37. Caroline says:

    1. Mood: Meh. Such a beautiful day and not feeling that sunshine spirit. Just tired.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?: My Gelish Manicure. It’s been almost a week and no chips! It’s my first Gelish manicure and just love it.
    3. An overrated beauty product?: NYX blush. Just bought one and yes, the color payoff is great but doesn’t last. I get maybe 6 hours of wear time.
    4. An underrated beauty product?: Karen, I have to agree with you, CeraVe lotion is the best. I use their PM lotion, day and night on my combo/oily skin and my skin loves it!! I only put it everywhere but my t-zone. The best lotion!
    5. Your best birthday party?: I know this may be lame but my 21st birthday. I never had a surprise birthday before and it was the best.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?: The bathroom. Having two little ones it is the best place to “escape”. Plus, that is where all my makeup is placed.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Bakesale Betty in Oakland. Hands down THE BEST chicken sandwich EVER!
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?: My husband and I just had this discussion yesterday. A big NAY! Even a bigger NAY is cutoff jean shorts.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?: When I did drink it was cheese fries, ranch fries, chili cheese fries, you get the picture. I don’t drink now so it’s still fries of all sorts.
    10. Weekly goals: Organize, organize, organize.

  38. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: pretty ok

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?: nothing comes to mind!

    3. An overrated beauty product?: primer

    4. An underrated beauty product?: honey – I used it in masks and scrubs and it’s lovely

    5. Your best birthday party?: I didn’t have birthday parties growing up, the ones in my 20s have been pretty good so far and they just consist of happy hours and a few close friends

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?: East River

    7. Your favorite local eatery?: I’m from NYC, there’s too many!

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?: I’m gonna go with nay on this one

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?: burek!

    10. Weekly goals: really, really clean my apartment

  39. Kerry says:

    1. Mood: Pretty happy! My fiance just called to tell me that he’s playing hooky from work on Friday (one of my days off too) to take me to Kings Dominion!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Hmm…not too sure. I guess nothing, then?

    3. An overrated beauty product? High-end mascara. I feel like drugstore mascara works as well, if not better than, most high-end products.

    4. An underrated beauty product? The E.L.F. eyelash curler. It’s only $1, and it works SO well! (I’ve never even held a Shu curler, but I sure do love this one!)

    5. Your best birthday party? Probably my 21st. My actual birthday was on Thanksgiving, so we just did dinner (I felt like all the food was for me, not the holiday, lol!) and gifts. I got a Kitchenaid stand mixer from my parents – best birthday gift ever! :) Once the holiday was over, I celebrated at school with friends – we went out for dinner and drinks, then went back to a friend’s house. I don’t remember much after that!

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? If I’m at my parents’ house, I’ll walk down to the beach. If I’m at my apartment, I’ll go for a run, or take a bath.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? This place called Amphora. It’s a Mediterranean-style place, but they also serve American cuisine. They have a bakery/cakery attached, so the deserts are to die for!

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay, unless they’re doing construction or are under the age of 14.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I’m with you – Saltines all the way. Pass the ginger ale, please?

    10. Weekly goals: Improve my running time – 2 miles tomorrow! – prepare my nail art designs for skydiving, finalize my family’s travel plans for my graduation ceremony in 19 days (but who’s counting?)

  40. steph b says:

    1. Mood: Happy, but tired. I could really use a day off.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? I’d love a super cool new dream job, I’d settle for a vacation!
    3. An overrated beauty product? Lip pencils. They just don’t do it for me.
    4. An underrated beauty product? So with you on the CeraVe lotion. It somehow provides enough moisture in winter when I have dry patches but feels light and non-greasy in the heat of summer.
    5. Your best birthday party? As a kid I had one at a local amusement park. But my parents didn’t realize the rides wouldn’t be open. He got a bunch of rolls of quarters and set my friends and me up in the arcade. Totally rocked.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? If I can take off — a walk along the water. Preferably ocean with salt spray and sand to wiggle toes in. If I don’t have that much time, I’ll head into the kitchen and bake. Cheers me up to make some goodie that will make friends or coworkers happy.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Totally awesome local neopolitan-style pizza place. I’m carb crazy lately.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Really depends. For a city fashion plate — NAY. For a mountain man — yea.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Pancakes with real maple syrup.
    10. Weekly goals: Prep for my peer coaching session on Thursday — a friend and I are going to help each get new jobs and make general life improvements.

  41. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Cranky…. allergies, ugh!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?

    Something from the latest Chanel makeup collection.

    3. An overrated beauty product?

    Maybelline Great Lash mascara. Doesn’t do a thing for my lashes.

    4. An underrated beauty product?

    Derma-e skincare.

    5. Your best birthday party?

    A few years ago a friend threw me a surprise birthday party. I almost didn’t make it there. Another friend was supposed to take me out for some birthday shopping and lunch, and we were supposedly going to meet the friend who ended up throwing me the party. At the last minute my friend who was driving said we had to go pick up the other friend at her house, which was waaaay out of the way from where I thought we were headed, so I got very, very cranky and pissy about it. I was so annoyed that when we got into the friend’s house, it took me a few minutes to notice the decorations, the cake, the other friends sitting in her living room, etc…. Once I realized what was going on, I cheered up considerably and the party was a blast.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?

    Either the ocean or some other body of water. The Pisces in me needs to be around water!

    7. Your favorite local eatery?

    Toyo’s Japanese Bistro. The best sushi and really amazing garlic shrimp.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?

    Oh, no!

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?

    I’ve never had a hangover, so I have no idea!

    10. Weekly goals:

    Get ready to celebrate a nice Mother’s Day with my Mom, and treat a good friend of mine to a nice birthday later in the week.

  42. laurels says:

    1. Mood: Stressed!!!! I have so many things to do!!!!!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? A new job.
    3. An overrated beauty product? Honestly? I would have to say Smashbox Photofinish Light Primer….I have an oily T-zone…and it does not help at all.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Smashbox Limitless Lipgloss (Hey, it surprised me)
    5. Your best birthday party? My Quinceañero. That was an awesome birthday. Tiara, Cake, Flowers, and I wasn’t getting married. Yay!!!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I head to the beach and just look at the waves.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? A restaurant called East. They make awesome sushi.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? NAY. Always Nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Hmm…Something Greasy. It’s been a while since I have had a hangover.
    10. Weekly goals: Get everything done!!!!

  43. Marian says:

    1. Mood: A little tired. a little blah. Must be the weather.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? New pillows
    3. An overrated beauty product? MAC pigments for me. Too sparkly, too mucg fallout.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Alpha Hydrox 12% souffle. Does the same job that very high end products do.
    5. Your best birthday party? A small dinner with my 4 best friends of 44 years.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? a walk in the woods
    7. Your favorite local eatery? My home. I’m a good cook.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? yea
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? bread
    10. Weekly goals: Store the clothing I’ve shrunk out of and shop my storage closet for those I can again fit into. Yay! I’ve lost 40 pounds!

  44. Zara says:

    1. Mood: eh. it was such a gloomy day!
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? i really want a new curling iron. additionaly, i’d like to have hair that obeys said curling iron, instead of flopping over.
    3. An overrated beauty product? i’d say guerlain meteorites are highly overrated.
    4. An underrated beauty product? bobbi brown. so pigmented!
    5. Your best birthday party? i remember my 7th at the skating rink. very fun lol
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? hmm..i don’t clear my head very often
    7. Your favorite local eatery? there is a cupcake shop down the street, (it’s kind of like dc cupcakes, the show. but it’s good!
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? no, no, nooo
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? don’t have to many hangovers in high school lol
    10. Weekly goals: relax & study!

  45. TJ says:

    Hey Karen! So far I’m looking at dutch boy (dont have my swatches with me but something wedgewood blue ish) in the living and dining room and maybe some (khaki) valspar in the kitchen.
    TJ recently posted … This week

  46. PS says:

    1. Mood: Excellent
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Nothing really
    3. An overrated beauty product? Can’t think of anything that I’ve been really disappointed with.
    4. An underrated beauty product? CeraVe facial moisturizing lotion. Excellent when your face needs a break from the more intense moisturizers/serums. Also great when you use Retin-A products.
    5. Your best birthday party? I’ve had a lot of great birthdays, but they weren’t necessarily parties. Top 3 birthday memories:

    *getting engaged on my birthday (we’re not married anymore, but I still hold this memory with fondness).
    *My first year in college out of state my parents called me and sang happy birthday to me. It was so cute & sweet. That meant a lot to me.
    *Turing 21 in Spain. FUN!!!!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I get on the treadmill & walk or run.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? Back east I had a ton of favorite places. Not so much here. :(
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? EWWWW ……big NAY
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I don’t drink to get drunk, but back in my 20′s it was always breakfast food. YUM!
    10. Weekly goals:
    *Study
    *being able to do 30 push ups by the end of the week
    *job search
    *Let go & not stress so much about work
    *Not let petty/insecure people get to me

    BTW I tried clinique’s bottom lash mascara, can I say – LOVE IT!

    Have a wonderful week everyone!

  47. Charisse says:

    1. Mood: Pretty awesome! :)
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Would love a massage right now
    3. An overrated beauty product? I really can’t think of anything…I love most things that I buy!
    4. An underrated beauty product? Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes to wipe off my makeup and Yes to Carrots baby shampoo to clean my brushes!
    5. Your best birthday party? got to be this year! The boy bought me tickets to see The Lion King musical!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? To sleep
    7. Your favorite local eatery? in Vegas, its got to be Firefly (tapas…so good!)
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? nay… def a nay
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Does sleep count?
    10. Weekly goals: P90x and jogging for the rest of the week (hopefully!)

  48. Jen says:

    Cat UN-friendly plants – any lily. I know from personal experience even a small amount of lillies eaten (either flowers or leaves) is fatal. Causes kidney failure. So be careful!

  49. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I did not sleep last night (it’s Tuesday morning here).
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? More sleep!
    3. An overrated beauty product? Bronzing powder. I have not found it yet.
    4. An underrated beauty product? I think I’m repeating myself, but it’s sleeping.
    5. Your best birthday party? When I was a child. I haven’t had any lately.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? Home.
    7. Your favorite local eatery? A sushi bar.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Nay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? I don’t drink!
    10. Weekly goals: More sports & sleep!

  50. Erin says:

    A little late with this, but I thought I’d do it anyway!

    1. Mood: Excited. Leaving today to visit the city where I used to live for a few days.
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment?: Apart from a billion makeup and skincare products? A job :(
    3. An overrated beauty product? Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. Did nothing for me.
    4. An underrated beauty product? Vaseline creamy formula. I got so desperate with my super dry skin that I actually decided to smear vaseline all over my face as a moisturizer (it says you can on the bottle!). Best beauty decision I’ve ever made. Skin did a total 180, and I don’t look greasy in the least. The best part is I spent maybe 3 dollars on a huge tube.
    5. Your best birthday party?: Honestly can’t remember. My birthdays tend to be pretty quiet.
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head?: I usually don’t make the effort to go anywhere, though I probably should. I usually end up watching Youtube videos until I can get up some motivation again.
    7. Your favorite local eatery?: There’s a great cafe by me called Peaches that serves delicious breakfast and makes their own ice cream.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay?: Definitely NAY
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?: I don’t drink. I wish I could, but alcohol doesn’t get along with my system at all.
    10. Weekly goals: To get my new vegetable garden established and finish up my bathroom remodel.

  51. Alice says:

    1. Mood: active! Although I’d appreciate a cup of coffee…
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? a pair of shoes. Tango shoes. They’re quite pricey but lovely.
    3. An overrated beauty product? Chanel nail polishes: waaaaay too expensive for the quality. Colors are great but they chip in no time…
    4. An underrated beauty product? L a Roche-Posay thermal water: you can use it in so many ways, it’s so much more than just “water”
    5. Your best birthday party? All of them! I love throwing parties so I make extra efforts to make them special! :D hey, it’s my birthday, gotta party!!! For my last (30th) birthday I went on a trip to Budapest with my boyfriend, it was GREAT!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? in the shower! Shampooing helps a lot, I don’t know why though… Maybe it has something to do with oxygenating?
    7. Your favorite local eatery? a place close to my workplace called Vero (I’m in Rome, Italy)
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? I hope I never see one…
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? It used to be milk!
    10. Weekly goals: Keeping my diet… It’s going OK so I really want to keep it up and give a meaning to all my efforts…! Cross fingers for me!

  52. Celine says:

    Hi Karen! First time commenting on your blog but I’ve been a reader for a long time! <3

    1. Mood: Pumped. I finally had some decent amount of sleep!

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Benefit's skin care line :D

    3. An overrated beauty product? I can't think of anything right now.

    4. An underrated beauty product? Formula 10.0.6 skincare line! I loooove their toner!! I'm trying more products from them.

    5. Your best birthday party? My 18th birthday! And my 21st! :D

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I read a book.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? It's not really a local eatery. Corner Bakery! <3

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? Naaaay.

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal?

    10. Weekly goals: I plan to finish all my school work so summer vacation will start soon!! I can't wait.

  53. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Deflated, was looking forward to something, then its just fell flat…..

    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? Chanel’s Bronze universal….this stuff had more name changes than Prince…..I love this stuff, had to get my best friend to get it for me from Duty Free because its hard to find in London. Worth the wait !

    3. An overrated beauty product? Mineral make-up….I dont like it, I dont get it….lost me at ‘crushed minerals from the earth’ what the….!!??

    4. An underrated beauty product? Simple skincare. Its inexpensive,widely available and doesnt irritate my skin.

    5. Your best birthday party? My joint birthday parties when I was young with my lil cousin. The whole family would come round, we’d have masses of food, tailor-made birthday cake from chinatown and the complusory phogographs with the the whole family.

    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? If I could, I would be minutes away from a beach and escape there….lucky karen !!! But I would have to say i dont have a place to go if i have to clear my head…probably if pushed, the local park and walk a couple of laps.

    7. Your favorite local eatery? Um…..dont really have one ;/ right now, wasabi or wagamama . I’ve yet to find a good italian place.

    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? meeeh naaaaah…..

    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Toast with butter and marmite….yes I am a marmite lover, cup of tea with soya milk and appple slices with peanut butter…..will sort me out in no time.

    10. Weekly goals: To get my USB stick fixed, go to my pilates lesson and stop eating crap !

  54. saby says:

    Hey Karen ! You must always believe in yourself, even if you can’t do it sometimes, you must force yourself to do it :-) self confidence is something that should never leave you ! just don’t be too hard on yourself ! Sending you a lot of love from Romania >:D<

  55. jess says:

    1. Mood:great@
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment? jennifer anisto’sn fragrance–love it!
    3. An overrated beauty product? maybelline great lash–sucks!
    4. An underrated beauty product? tinted moisturizer–thebalm’s is great
    5. Your best birthday party? 24th–downtown with my ladies!
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head? outside
    7. Your favorite local eatery? rock bottom brewery–amazing food and custom brews
    8. Guys in jeans shorts — yea or nay? fuck no
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? fries n a shake
    10. Weekly goals: workout, book a wedding photog and enjoy myself!

  56. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: That kind of mood when you’re totally exhausted yet happy! :)
    2. Something you’re coveting at the moment: A glass of ice cool Sprite :P.
    3. An overrated beauty product? I’m not gonna say something high-end, because I don’t have any money for those stuff… but NYC powder blushes suck… I’ve been hearing awesome things about them (as for drugstore products), but they’re so lightly pigmented… I’ve bought more pigmented blushes way cheaper
    4. An underrated beauty product? There are lots. Some of the stuff one can get at euro/dollar store is awesome (here in Hungary Lora and Miss Rose are brands you could get… and they are great… they have really have and good pigmentation, and they are not that bad for the skin… I mean, I have lots of allergies, but they didn’t make my skin break out)… and I jut LOVE Schwarzkopf’s Hair+Scalp/Hair Growth from the Bonacure range… it’s a shampoo, and the best for thinning hair
    5. Your best birthday party? I haven’t had a real birthday party since I was in kindergarten :D… but my fave birthday was my 18th in Italy (despite the fact my family forgot to bring the presents with themselves :D)
    6. Where do you go when you need to clear your head out? Ino my room, outside for a walk or shopping (bad habit, but I can’t help it :D)
    7. Your favourite local eatery? Anywhere I could get gyros, basically :D.
    8. Guys in jeans shorts? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
    9. Favorite post-hangover meal? Actually, I don’t know. There was only one instance I had a hangover.. in the summer, and in our friend’s place, the fridge was off… so even if I wanted to eat something, I couldn’t, because all the food there was warm, and it was really hot, so I could choose between throwing zp from the food or trying to solve the hangover… so I suffered from the hangover all day :S.
    10. Weekly goals: Ateending as many conferences and fun programs at the university days this week (I’ve already had some lovely experiences… I’ve been to some awesome concerts, one of which is probably the best concert I have ever been too, a conference on theatre and one on marketing, too, a stand-up comedy show, improvisational theatre and many other stuff :D), theatre on Sunday, a conference on theatre pedagogy on Friday… and to start writing my papers for university courses…

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