Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 30

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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. 171. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Is sleepy a mood? :) I’m sure I’ll feel perkier after I have some tea.

  3. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
  4. Yes to Cucumbers Color Care Conditioner and Kerastase Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm. I’m on my second bottles of both of them. I’m also really digging Suave Touchable Finish Hairspray, which I still can’t believe only costs $3.

  5. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
  6. I feel like the original is a little too heavy for me, but I do love the lighter Eau Premiere version. I have a bottle and take it out at least a few times each year.

  7. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
  8. Oh, sure. Gotta protect mah peepers from sun damage, ya know? But I don’t usually spend a lot of money on them because they tend to disappear (I lose ‘em) or break.

  9. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
  10. It used to be waxing, but now, not so much. I don’t have patience for the pain anymore. Now I just shave. It’s quick, easy and painless.

  11. Three beauty products every woman should have?
  12. 1) A good broad-spectrum sunscreen (don’t forget your neck, hands and feet, yo!), 2) eyeshadow primer and 3) the Shu Uemura lash curler.

  13. Three other things every woman should have?
  14. 1) a belief in herself, 2) courage and 3) compassion.

  15. Do you consider yourself lucky?
  16. So far, yes. I believe in the phrase, “The harder you work, the luckier you get,” but I also think random chance plays a big part in everything.

  17. Something you’re looking forward to today?
  18. Um, taking a nap? :) I also hope I can sneak away to a coffee shop for a couple of hours to do some reading. I need a little downtime to refill the well, so to speak.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Get to bed by 10 every night this week (we’ll see), clean the bathrooms, run at least four times, and try not to eat too much crap, LOL!

El Hub talked me into seeing a new Woody Allen flick with him called Midnight in Paris. Now, I usually need to be in the mood for a Woody Allen movie (I get a little tired of his schtick sometimes, but what do I know? I’ve also seen every episode of Jersey Shore), and I wasn’t yesterday, but I actually ended up thinking it was great.

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I won’t write any spoilers, but I will say it contains some gorgeous shots of Paris and good performances by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams — oh, there’s even a time machine, LOL! Yeah, the movie’s a little wacky, but it works.

Are you doing anything for Memorial Day? Our little circle is holding a barbeque this afternoon, and I might stop by later if I’m not completely and totally knocked out. I’ve been taking the generic brand of Zyrtec from Target for my allergies, and I swear it makes me sleepier than the regular one does.

Do you have a minute before you jet to say bonjour in the Monday Poll?

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



1. Mood:
2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
7. Three other things every woman should have?
8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
10. Weekly goals:

You enjoy the rest of your Monday, okay?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Jessi says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Um, the only hair products I use are shampoo and conditioner. I’m pretty low maintenance!

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I dislike it. It’s too heavy and smells “old lady-ish” to me.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Every time I’m out in the sun. I hate squinting.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Just trimming. My skin is too sensitive for anything else unfortunately.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Eyeshadow primer, a quick drying nail polish top coat, and sunscreen!

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Pets, a good quality and well-fitted bra, and… um, happiness! haha

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Yes, I suppose so. Not in the “OMG I win stuff all the time” way, but lucky to live in a good country, have enough to eat, have my health taken care of, etc.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Not having to go to the grocery store! My man must really love me today because I talked him into going. YAY!

    10. Weekly goals: Get everything ready for summer school starting next week.
    Jessi recently posted … Detrivore Cosmetics Swatches and Review

  2. larie says:

    1. Mood: Happy! We had a mini brunch this morning – ricotta stuffed tomatoes with fried eggs and fresh biscuits! And coffee, of course.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? An Aveda Damage-Control spray – very lightweight, and UV protection! I never thought about sunscreen for my hair before.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Too strong for me.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? All the time! I worked in a Sunglass Hut as a college student, so I’m a bit of a fiend now. I have too many.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shaving.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? A good moisturizer, good sunscreen, and some eye cream.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? self-esteem, goals, and a smile :)
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Yes, I do. I need to be more thankful for the good things in life.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Maybe shopping – your post on the Hibiscus lipstick has made me want one!
    10. Weekly goals: Get back to work and not get a relapse of this cold I had – I can feel it creeping up on me again!
    larie recently posted … Summer Glow- Neutral Spotlight!

  3. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: sneeezy, we’ve been cleaning today.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? i loved the suave dry shampoo but i used it three times & i swear it’s empty. will go back to Klorane dry shampoo
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? love it but reminds me of my third grade teacher
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? yes when i drive or work outside in the yard
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? electric trimmer
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? shu uemura eyelash curler, UD primer potion, tweezerman slanted tweezers
    7. Three other things every woman should have? self esteem, self respect & compassion
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? yes very. i am blessed and i am loved
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? relaxing :) no work today means no ringing phones
    10. Weekly goals: my girl is coming home from college this weekend!! i want to clean her bathroom first. lol

  4. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Out of it! I woke up dizzy and have just been feeling kind of weak. LAME!

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Lush’s Curly Wurly shampoo, Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner and then a tie between Lush’s King of Mods hair styling gel and Suave’s Dry Shampoo.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I think I tried it once a long time ago, and it struck me as being a bit too mature for my tastes. I’m 26 now though, so I might give it another go!

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? All the time!!! If I’m wearing my contacts that is, not when I’m wearing my eyeglasses, I’m blind without them :-/

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? I actually like to use one of those electric trimmer do-dads. I don’t have the fortitude to endure waxing down there, and I find that if I shave I get crazy razor burn and ingrown hairs. The little trimmer does the job without any of those messes!

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? An eyelash curler, an amazing mascara and sunscreen!

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Strength, grace and a sense of humor.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Yes, I’m very blessed. Great husband, jobs I love, being back in school, good friends….I have lots to be thankful for.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Bbq with the fam!

    10. Weekly goals: Feel better, get back on track w/ my lifting routine and maybe mayyyyyybe start a running routine? I can’t decide lol.

  5. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: At ease. Today is a lazy day.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? David Babaii for Wildaid Shampoo.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?: It’s a classic and I hope its around forever.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?: I bought a pair months ago and I plan on wearing them this summer.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?: Wax
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?: A good cleanser, a good moisturizer, and an eyelash curler.
    7. Three other things every woman should have?: a shopping buddy, a college degree, and self confidence.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?: I take everything bad that has happened to me and I learn from it. So in that sense, I am lucky.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?: Finalizing my Columbia submission.
    10. Weekly goals: Get new furniture, visit my friend and her new baby boy (His name is Sami).

  6. 1. Mood:
    A little tired- so much things to do in a short period of time.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    I’m loving Lakme Teknia Ultra Red shampoo, because it really preserves my red hair dye job (It’s been, what, 5 months already?).

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    I’m quite averse to synthetic scents in a way, and Chanel No. 5 smells synthetic and heavy on me, so as much as I want to love it for the classic factor, it’s just not working for me.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    Every time I’m out in the sun! Need to protect my eyes, after all.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    I normally trim and shave.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    Sunscreen (Clarins!), eyeliner and a good moisturiser for their skin type :)

    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    Courage, passion and confidence.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    I do! I mean, things can obviously be better (Whose life wouldn’t?), but things happen for a reason, and my life is mine so it’s unique :)

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Getting cleaning and packing done in preparation for my long trip beginning this weekend, and getting some decent rest.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Clear my to-do list before Friday (When I leave for my trip) which includes packing and cleaning and buying things for the trip; get my pedicure done!

  7. gio says:

    1. Mood: tired!

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? L’Oreal Elvive Nutri Gloss Conditioner and I Provenzali Shampoo all’erba cipollina.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I think it is lovely-

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? sometimes

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? shaving

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? a broad-spectrum sunscreen, an eye primer, and a good moisturizer.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? self-esteem, compassion and a sense of humour.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? not particularly..

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? going to sleep lol, I’m so tired!

    10. Weekly goals: work out more
    gio recently posted … Do You Really Need An Eye Cream

  8. Advah says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed. I made it through Monday, had my last laser session, my belly’s fool and I’ve been debloating like crazy these past two days. Hadn’t felt like that in MONTHS, and it’s nice.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Burt’s Bees’ Shea Butter Deep Conditioner. My hair’s amazing whenever I use it!

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Smells like an old lady to me.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes but I often forget them at home. I’ve 3 pairs of cheap ones, including some fake Raybans with turquoise/teal branches(?) that I adore.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Wax, although I generally epilate as it’s easier to do myself.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? 1)baking soda, 2)oil (whether rose hip or anything else, it plumps up my skin and hydrates like crazy) and 3)most of L’Occitane body lotions.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? self-confidence, self-appreciation and a less competitive approach towards other women.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Not with certain things and I’m often very upset about a lot of things at that point my life. But when I see what so many people in the world go through, yes I’m very lucky and grateful for it.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Dessert in front of a film! Although I’ve yet to decide what to eat and watch..

    10. Weekly goals: set more time aside to read AND finish my fat book, catch up with emails and don’t let stress get to me after coming back from holiday. I set up a diary reminder at work every half-hour to force myself to get up from my chair and move a bit, so far it’s working great!

    Have a great Monday everyone!

  9. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Meh… it’s really hot in NY today. Not looking forward to summer.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?: I don’t really use hair products, but I love Paul Mitchell (sp?) anti-frizz serum.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?: It’s a lovely scent, but not for me. Maybe if I was in my 40s-50s.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?: Occasionally Ray Ban Wayfarers, but most of the time I forget to take them with me.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shaving

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?: Cetaphil lotion, sunscreen, and lipstick

    7. Three other things every woman should have?: sense of humor, confidence, and education

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?: At times

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?: Going to Macy’s to get some summer clothes, lazy holiday for me!

    10. Weekly goals: Can’t think of anything set in stone yet!

    I hope everyone is enjoying the day off!

  10. Tiffany says:

    1. Mood: also tired
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Don’t really have any. I want to try an alterna shampoo and conditioner soon
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Never tried it
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? All the time!
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shaving
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Burt’s bees pomegranate lip balm, the clarisonic, and a great perfume
    7. Three other things every woman should have? A black dress, confidence, independence
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? I think I’m fortunate, but not really lucky
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? I was looking forward to grilling steaks for lunch but we already did that!
    10. Weekly goals: go grocery shopping and plan some yummy meals to make

  11. Hyzenthlay says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed, I guess. Not eager to go back to school tomorrow, but at least there are only 6 days left! This year has, by far, been the most difficult one of my life.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I’m not really a hair product kind of person . . . I just got a small bottle of B&B Classic Hairspray and used some this morning. It seems fine, I guess.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? It reminds me of my mom :) But it’s not a scent I like on myself.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Definitely! My grandmother had macular degeneration (the genetic kind, apparently), and it’s possible to reduce the severity of it if you wear sunglasses when younger. Besides, my sunglasses are prescription and I LOOOOOVE my Coach frames :)
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? I’ve only ever shaved.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Ack, I don’t know. For me: Foundation, all-over color, eyelash curler.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Confidence, the ability to laugh at herself, knowledge of what makes her happy
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Luck has definitely not been on my side this year, I think.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Vegging :) Eating more of the strawberry summer cake I made last night.
    10. Weekly goals: Make it through the week.

  12. Alison says:

    1. Mood: Happy

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Liz Earle Shampoo and conditioner and Kerastase Voile Nuit leave in overnight conditioner

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? It’s a bit too heavy for me, I prefer Coco Mademoiselle. But I kinda hope I grow to like No. 5 when I’m old!

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Oh yes, gotta protect your eyes, I like big Jakie O, Audrey Hepburn style glasses.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shave – for the same reasons you pointed out, plus you can keep it neat – no waiting for it to grow to be waxed.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Sunscreen, eyelash curler and tweezers

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Grace, Compassion and Belief in your self and abilities

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Fairly, but like most I’ve had good times and bad.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Being with my SO after his hectic week at work, I’ve hardly seen him!

    10. Weekly goals: Do some exercise (ballet dvd I think) and keep up with drinking lot’s of water it’s making a real difference to my skin.

  13. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Fine, but a little tired as always.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Sebastian Potion 9 and various shine drops.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I’ve had it, some 20 years ago.. I prefer citrus scents.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? In the summer.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? None! I just can’t do anything because the cut hairs stick like needles! And I don’t wear bikinis, or any swimming suit anyway.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Foundation, mascara, lip-cheek tint?
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Knowledge, self-esteem, independence.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? The opposite! Although I read today that my luck is about to change for a year.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Bed. In 30 minutes tops.
    10. Weekly goals: Enjoying the warm weather that’s coming soon!

  14. Neetha says:

    1. Mood: Excited , Happy
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? – my Keratase Shampoo and Conditioner
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? – Too strong for me…
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? – I love to wear them – but end up forgetting to take them whenever I go out.. So mostly its no.. I know it’s bad and should start wearing them more often..
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shaving
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Eyeliner, Mascara, Lip balm
    7. Three other things every woman should have? A nice perfume, a pair of comfortable shoes, a nice handbag (a branded one would be good)
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? – Yes..
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? – Applying my face mask – I usually don’t get time for it every week, but its summer hols and I have time… :)
    10. Weekly goals: Get my python code up and running by tomorrow – at least one function :(

  15. PS says:

    1. Mood: Great, no work today! :)
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I’ve been using argon oil on my hair lately. Helps my hair in the humidity and gives it a lot of shine
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I wouldn’t wear it because it’s really strong, but I have several old Chanel No. 5 bottles on my dresser that I think my grandmother gave to my mother. I have them on my dresser along with several other really old bottles of perfume. Reminds me when I was little going into my mother’s room and sampling her perfumes & make-up on her dresser. I remember wanting to hurry up & grow up so that I could wear make-up & perfume too!
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? YES! In fact, I just got a new pair.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Intuition razor for everything. That shaver rocks. No rashes, bumps or ingrown hairs. Great when you have really sensitive skin.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? An anti-aging product, primer & mascara
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Their faith, confidence & being strong/secure in your self that you don’t compromise or settle.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Yes, very lucky. I have a lot to be thankful for. I try to remember that when I start having a pity party & remind myself that there are people out there suffering immensely.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Resting.
    10. Weekly goals: The same as usual. Look for another job, & try and not let work get me down.

  16. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: mellow and sing-alongish :P.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I don’t really use specific hair products. But I’m loving the hair growth shampoo from Schwarzkopf’s Bonacure Hairy Therapy’s Hair+Scalp range!
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Too heavy and deep. I like fruitier and fresher scents more.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? I have 4 of them, but I really rarely wear them… I just forget to take them with me. And even if I wear them, I wear them to accentuate my look/outfit in the summer, not to the beach… which is kinda weird :).
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Wax.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? A quality manicure set (with scissors and tweezer and stuff :D), a good chapstick/lipbalm and a good black mascara (or dark brown for those whose who have really light lashes).
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Dignity, good self-esteem and hope.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Sometimes… when it comes to smaller things, I’m usually pretty lucky… especially giveaways :P.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Here, in Hungary it’s a bit late now (half past 9), so I’m not doing much… but I’m actually looking forward to a stand-up comedy TV show :P.
    10. Weekly goals: University administration and studying for an exam… otherwise, there’s gonna be this huge 2-day free festival here with loads of awesome concerts, I’m planning to check some of them out-most of the concerts are by performers I quite like, and it’s one of the rare opportunities when I could see them live without having to pay way too much for tickets… and in a place and time that I could get home by public transport, Oh, and hauling! :P

  17. marmar says:

    Yikes it’s been a long time since I filled one of these out~

    1. Mood:
    Sore! I have a cavity that’s a killin’ me.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    I LOVE Bumble & Bumble styling creme this time of year.. I also swear by Fekkai zero humidity frizz control spray: it smells a little funky but it really works pretty well on my frizzy, poofy hair. There’s also a Japanese cherry blossom balm I use for fly aways on the go.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    I love Chanel… but I actually kinda hate it. Their other scents are wonderful (Chance is my favourite) but no.5 kinda smells like a subway station restroom. ;;;

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    Yes. All year round, winter, summer and everything in between. I’m currently rocking an over-sized pair of Jill Stuarts. My eyesight is awful so since I have to wear a pricey prescription, I refuse to leave the house without them.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    Thankfully I don’t have too many issues on that side of the spectrum ;;; I just shave or use a mild gel.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    A gloss balm/hydrating lipstick in a universally flattering colour (coco shine or naturelux for example), mascara and thick handcream. Other lip products are optional: no matter where, when or how the situation, hydrating formulas can be used as both on the lips or cheeks as a makeshift blush in a tight spot. Plus if your lips are chapped, it helps smooooth things over. Mascara is self explanatory and the thick cream can be used for fly-aways, cuticles and just about anything else.

    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    A proper fitting bra, spare pair of comfy flip-flops or flats to stash at the office or car trunk and a tooth brush. You’d be surprised how useful a tooth brush is.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    Honestly.. no. I probably have the worst luck of any human being, ever.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Dinner! DIY taco night. Ola!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish my boy-toy’s Birthday gift in time, pick up a new AC & somehow keep the cat from melting in the meantime!

  18. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Ok. Just got some shoddy news at work–I have to do something that I didn’t agree to do just because someone else(the person who promised to do it) has to back out at the last minute. Boo!
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I would have to say my Rehab shampoo and Veganese conditioner from LUSH — I put it down every few weeks, to end up picking it back up when my hair cries NOOO to all my other products. I’m trying to locate the Suave stuff here in Canada.. because I need to try their hairspray and dry shampoo!
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Its fine for someone else.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes. Have to. I refuse to spend more than 15 bucks on my shades though — I break, lose, drop, and scratch my shades too often too.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? To be honest, I haven’t been pleased with ANY. I’m thinking I’ll just get laser hair removal later on this year and say good bye forever. I find shaving leaves way too many ingrowns & I don’t like doing it, waxing leaves too many hairs left, and cream I just don’t like the smell.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? 1. Shu Umera eye lash curler (got this last week Karen: Oh. My. God.) 2. A good lip moisturizer that has a bit of colour in it. 3. A good blush.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? 1. Self Confidence(not cockiness) 2. Someone to cry to without consequence (whether its a cat, dog, person, or object). 3. Strength to know that whatever comes, you’ll be able to get through.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Yes. I really haven’t had to deal with many hardships in my life. I would say thats major lucky.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Seeing my brother. He lives out of town(not far, but still far enough), and I just get a great mood booster from seeing him.
    10. Weekly goals: Not letting the stress levels go above a 4 (they’re already at a 7..), enjoy the week, and try to get some reading in.

  19. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Full. Just had a huge dinner of vietnamese pancakes and spring rolls…..ready to pop and snooze !

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? L’oreal Elnett, and VO5 Beach waves putty are staples of mine.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Love the classic ,timelessly beautiful bottle, not too keen on the fragrance, too strong for my nose. Chance Eau Friache is my favourite.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes all the time, or whenever the weather permits me here in London. I have Raybans and Chanels for special occasions but also love Hennes ones for everyday use and love them just as much,.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? What bikini line, I’m naked as the day I was born down there ;)

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Bronzer,Tweezers and Lash curlers.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Love, compassion and respect.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Yes I guess so. There are times when I think others are luckier and have things easier than myself. But when it comes to the most important aspects of my life I count myself to be very lucky and wont complain. There are worst off people out there and as my mum says, theres are higher mountains and lower hills.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? The day is over here in London,so I’m looking forward to having a good sleep.

    10. Weekly goals: Cut the junk, I’ve been so bad with my diet *looks at the empty Nutella jar*, go to pilates and try and get my summer wardrobe together.

  20. jen. says:

    1. Mood: Optimistic. It’s the first Monday of my summer vacation, and today I’m not feeling anxious about much of anything, for once!
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I just had one of those keratin treatments done, so I’m trying to get used to that. I’m still using my trusty Phyto hair relaxing balm. LOVE this stuff.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? It’s…. okay, but not really my thing.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? I live in Arizona. I literally never leave home without them. I even keep two backup pairs in my car for when I forget mine at home or school.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shaving… too lazy/ wimpy for anything else.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? good moisturizer/SPF; black black mascara; and a red lipstick that makes you feel amazing.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? a sense of humor; tenacity; and an awesome best friend
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? For the most part. The last year of my life has been my most unlucky yet, but I made it out alive. :)
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? a trip to my favorite Asian market and cooking some delicious food. Not sure what I’m going to make yet, but I definitely plan to buy some pan de ube. Mmmmm!
    10. Weekly goals: limit my computer time so I’m not wasting away my summer vacation, hang out with my super cute two month old niece, and cook some real meals so I’m not eating Cheerios all day.
    jen. recently posted … What am I doing

  21. Liz in Paris says:

    Hi Karen, haven’t posted in a while so am redressing the balance today!

    1. Mood: Great! It’s evening here (France) but have got through a lot of work today so am feeling productive (and smug lol)
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Klorane mango butter hair mask. Love it and have converted the hubs too (he has long hair).
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I’m middle aged but it’s too old for me!
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yep, love them, but never spend much on them for the same reasons as you.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? trim/shave
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Sunscreen, mascara, lipstick or gloss
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Financial independence, great sense of humor, the ability to surround herself with the right people (i.e. no toxic “friends”)
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Definitely, although I’ve done a lot to create my own luck. But random luck has also played a part!
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Nearly bedtime here so I’ll look forward to that!
    10. Weekly goals: Sort out a few niggling admin problems + 1 hour race walking every day.

  22. wendy says:

    1. Mood: bored and lonely
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? bumble bumble thickening shampoo.(always)
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? remind me my aunty. no.5 is her favorite for years..
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? not really but I do have a good selection of sunglasses. :P
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? don t really care. shave it all.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? good primer, good foundation, and good lipbalm,
    7. Three other things every woman should have? nice smile, courage to say no, confidence
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? yeah definately
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? good sleep
    10. Weekly goals. hope my lashes will grow a bit!

  23. Nina says:

    heyheyhey!

    1. Mood: kinda bummed that the long weekend is almost done, but still, very relaxed and happy!

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? moroccan argain oil.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? i like it but not enough to buy it.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? yes! when i drive, when we’re at the beach, when im walking around…

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? waxing.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? a good eyecream, a great sunblock and a fab red lipstick that is perfect for her skintone.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? a great, classic black purse, black high heeled pumps and her own bank account.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? luck is what we achieve when we work hard for it.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? grilled tandoori chicken and brats for dinner.

    10. Weekly goals: try and not be a zombie at work this week haha!

  24. lo says:

    1. Mood: Good… that nice, sleepy, post-sun feeling.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Suave Captivating Curls mousse… OMG where has this been my whole life?! Seriously, my wild mane of hair looks amazing and not even a little crunchy.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? It’s wayyy too heavy for me.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yeah, when I remember.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? At the moment shaving… I’m still a little too wimpy to try waxing.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Mascara, moisturizer, and a bright sexy lipstick.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Dark wash, straight leg jeans, a properly fitted bra (I just had a fitting the other day, so I’m still pretty amped up about it), a sense of independence.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? I’m not at all lucky! But I am determined to make a life I’m proud of.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Dinner. I’m starving! And my weekly self manicure.
    10. Weekly goals: School, studying, blah blah blah.

  25. TJ says:

    1. Mood:
    Chillaxed
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    olive oil, shea butter, my ojon leave in
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    It reminds me of a lot of the elegant women I looked up to when I was a kid. I think it’s a classic and beautiful scent.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    I wear them whenever I can.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    Shaving.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    blush, moisturizer, eyeliner
    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    passion, kindness, peace
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    I definitely consider myself blessed.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Maybe hitting the mountains after dinner with my family
    10. Weekly goals:
    Wrap up this school year, woo woo!!!

  26. Shauna says:

    1. Mood:
    Accomplished for today, my house is clean and got all my laundry done :D

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    Just my Shampoo and Conditioner:: Surface, it’s ah-mazing

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    I don’t feel anything for it…

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    All year round. I hate the sun in my eyes

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    Waxing!

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    Black eyeliner, Black mascara, Nude lipstick

    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    Strenth, Independence, and a great man by her side <3

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    Everyday

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Dinner and a movie with my fiance'
    10. Weekly goals:
    Going to bed earlier!!

  27. Kelly Delp says:

    1. Mood: Grr

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Aveda Phomollient, Aveda Brilliant Creme, and some tube of control creme that I squeeze on straight out of the shower and I’m done.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I don’t like it at all! I don’t get it!

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? ALWAYS! Light eyes means they’re more sensitive, plus cataract and wrinkle prevention!

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Razor – Venus to be specific!

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Hair control cream, Mascara, Moisturizer

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Chocolate, good friends, and great heels

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? In general, yes, but right now, no.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Sleeping – it’s 12:22!

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my course and finish 2 books!
    Kelly Delp recently posted … Forget Not the Benefits

  28. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Content and sleepy–we just finished our Memorial Day dinner and now I have kitty snuggles.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? American Crew molding clay (for guys, but great for short-haired girls…no boy scent!) and Elnett Satin hair spray.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Ick. Ick, ick, ick.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? I do. When I play volleyball outside…and when I’m driving, because I’m often too short for the window visors to work well.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Preferred is waxing…however it’s usually a razor, due to time, money, and desire for pain constraints.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Sunscreen. Chap stick. Tweezers.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? A kitty. A nearby homemade ice cream shop. Educated opinions.
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Oh yes. A lovely little family, a beautiful kitty, great home, great cooking…I am very loved, and lucky.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Bed! It’s been a long, glorious day, and it’s almost time to crash.
    10. Weekly goals: Find a creative way to make the eggplant in my fridge. Catch up with a friend of mine. 8 hours of sleep every night. Happy week!

  29. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I cleaned all day. I know it’s a holiday but I really needed the extra day this weekend to get stuff DONE.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Jonathan IB Shield Humidity Lock-out shine spray and Create Smooth Anti-Frizz Volumizing serum. I really love Jonathan products, they work well and smell great. I live in South Texas and I need the help from the crazy humidity!
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I feel like I’m supposed to like it because Jackie O and Marilyn wore it but, I’m more into the fruity smells.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Of course!
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Razor
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? bobby pins, mascara, and lipgloss
    7. Three other things every woman should have? A close friend, a comfortable pair of sexy shoes, and a LBD
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Absolutely. I’ve redefined the word “lucky” lately, and now I can see I’m always lucky.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Snuggling with hubby after the baby girl goes to bed.
    10. Weekly goals: …actually, I accomplished all of them today. I had some deep cleaning, organizing, and donating to do – and it’s done and I’m TIRED. So my new weekly goal is to enjoy the accomplishment!

  30. Amanda says:

    I’ve never filled out your Monday Poll before, but I thought I’d give it a whirl :)

    1. Mood: I vote yes on sleepy being a mood, that’s definitely mine right now as well! Too bad I didn’t manage to fix that over the long weekend, haha.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Nothing sticks out for me at the moment.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? If I’ve tried it before, I can’t remember what it smells like anymore. So I’m neutral on this one!

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? You betcha! Although I usually have to remove them 5-10 minutes before I get somewhere because they leave little red marks on the bridge of my nose (they’re lovely little $5 things so I can’t complain too much).

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Waxing, but it’s so much work and it hurts, so usually I just use a razor. My skin is really sensitive, though, so I always end up with razor burn no matter how careful I am. No fun!

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Mascara, lip gloss (you’ve converted me into a devoted fan of MAC Clear Lipglass!), and MAC Blot Powder.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? A strong, supportive group of friends (whether just one or many!); confidence in who she is, no matter what; and a little time devoted just to herself each day.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Whether I *feel* lucky probably depends on the day and what challenges come my way. But more generally, I’m extremely lucky to have grown up in a supportive family and to have amazing opportunities that so many don’t have.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Bedtime! I always plan to get to sleep early to catch up on sleep, but it just never works out so well.

    10. Weekly goals: Workout at least 3 times; take some chances and try at least one new thing; and get to know new people (I just started an internship/co-op position that will last until the end of the year and so far I haven’t had a chance to mingle with any other interns. Meeting new people can be nerve-wracking for me, but I’m hoping that I’ll find some fun new friends!)

  31. Marian says:

    1. Mood: a little disgusted. I really binged on junk food this weekend.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Nexxus Pro Mend line
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Will never be without it. My first grown up perfume. My mother wore it.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Always
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? I don’t remove hair “down there”. Mine is pretty sparse. TMI
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Sunscreen, a good exfoliant, hand cream
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Kindness, compassion and smarts
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t believe in luck.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? My swimming pool
    10. Weekly goals: Continue cleaning my home, work out every day and get back on the healthy eating bandwagon.

  32. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: exhausted

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Still searching for favorites. I have to change products after a few months or my hair starts looking dull and feeling heavy.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? It’s my mom’s perfume. Nouf said.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? YES!

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Hard wax at the salon. Not fond of the stubby growth from shaving.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? I’m with you on the shu uemura eye lash curler and sunscreen. A good serum to feed the face. I alternate between Skinceuticals CE Ferulic and Philosophy’s Hope in a Bottle mixed with vitamin C.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Passion (live their passion), Acceptance (of their faults and others), and Faith in a higher power.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t consider myself lucky. I consider myself blessed.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? a very late dinner and sweet sleep

    10. Weekly goals: Read and understand a few more chapters of a book one of my clients wrote. It’s about the financial industry and most of it goes way over my head. Now that we bought a new front loader washer, I’d like to catch up on laundry.

    I understand what you mean about the generic brands. Ever since the sudafed sinus recall, I’ve been battling my allergies with the generics. Either the pollen is worse this spring or these just don’t work as well for my body.

  33. Alice says:

    1. Mood: Is “tired” a mood? I’m a little annoyed by the fact that my car broke down yesterday, and left me in the middle of the road.
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? None, I’ m actually looking for a new hair care routine. I can’t find the right products.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? I’s a very “grown up”, lady scent. I use it only when I feel particularly lady-like and elegant, it seems out of place in other occasions.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes, I am very sensitive to light – I had PRK 3 yrs ago. I tend to buy good sunglasses and I take care of them.
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Waxing – painful but effective…
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Deodorant (summer is coming…), moisturizer with sunsreen, and mascara.
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Independency, passion and cats :)
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? YES! Definitely lucky, my life is beautiful.
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? My tango lesson!!!
    10. Weekly goals: Keep my diet, tidy up and change clothes cause it’s time I got my summer stuff!

  34. Shannon says:

    Doin’ the Monday poll on Tuesday, yo! Breakin the rules… :)

    1. Mood:
    pretty good.. it might have something to do with the fact that this is a 4-day work week, ha :)
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    Probably Tresseme’s heat protection spray, Living Proof’s Full styling cream, and Suave’s Root Lifting Spray.
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    I’m actually not super familiar with it.. I know I’ve smelled it, but it didn’t stick with me.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    heeeelll yeah! I have prescription sunglasses :) and they’re kind of huge. love!
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    I shave, mostly.
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    Chapstick/lipbalm, sunscreen, and a good mascara
    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    confidence, support, and good friends :)
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    Yes. I would use the term “blessed,” but in my mind, they’re pretty close to the same thing :)
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Going to go tromp through the woods! yaaay! I love work-related field trips.
    10. Weekly goals:
    To make a dress and keep the apartment clean. :)

  35. Grace says:

    1. Mood:
    Eh.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    I’m not very picky about hair products. I’m lucky to have pretty great hair so I just use Matrix shampoo and conditioner and Garnier Fructis anti-frizz stuff.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    I prefer lighter scents or no perfume at all because my migraines are easily triggered by scents.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    All the time! I don’t want wrinkles from squinting ;)

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    I would religiously get brazilian waxes but haven’t in 8 months because I need to cut back on costs for our wedding. Now I just maintain it myself with a razor and bikini zone so I don’t get bumps. It works well because all the previous waxing made it more “managable.”

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    Lip product (stick, gloss, balm), mascara, blush.

    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    Ambition, self-confidence, love.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    Yes.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Coming home at the end of the work day.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Eating healthy and getting my body in motion. We are starting a Biggest Loser weight loss challenge at work.

    Enjoying my birthday even though I miss my mom who is out of the country taking care of my grandma who just came out of a coma.

  36. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty happy..

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment?
    I only use shampoo and heat protector.

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5?
    I love no.5! But I cannot use it too often because every person in the house gets a headache.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses?
    Yes! It’s the one accesory I wear in the summer.. And I have a lot of sunglasses to choose from.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal?
    Shaving..

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have?
    Mascara, nail polish and lip balm.

    7. Three other things every woman should have?
    A straightner(you can straight and curl your hair), deodorant/perfume and hygienic.

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky?
    To be honest; no, not really. Has to do with my personal life at this moment.

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today?
    Episode of Glee is coming next on tv. Haven’t seen this episode before.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try to stick with my scedule this week.

  37. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Happy it’s a shorter work week! :)

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I can’t stop buying Aveda’s Brilliant Shampoo and Phomollient (styling foam). My hair just loves them! And I’m also addicted to Suave’s dry shampoo, it’s fantastic!

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? My nose doesn’t love it on me, I much prefer Chance for a fancy night out.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes, but only when I’m wearing contacts, which is typically just on the weekends.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shaving, if I absolutely have to go there. I’m blonde, so I can get away with a lot! ;)

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? A good styling product, foundation with sunscreen, eyelash curler.

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Self esteem, a great BFF, a pet. :)

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Absolutely. What goes around comes around, though!

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Playing with the 5D I rented – I’ve had it since Friday and I’m still not over how awesome it is!

    10. Weekly goals: Blog every day, walk every night, keep up with photo processing.

  38. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Bittersweet, this is my daughters’ last week of school as a third grader.

    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? I just chopped my hair off into a short shag, I’m enjoying not having to deal with a lot of product right now!

    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Love it! I have a big bottle of it, but I don’t wear perfume that often. It’s something that I want to remedy.

    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes! I need corrective lenses, and my glasses are transitional, so they turn into sunglasses in bright light. And when I wear contacts, I have to have sunglasses. I buy cheapies at Target, my two daughters are hard on my sunglasses.

    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? My husband’s hair clippers.

    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Good moisturizer, a broad spectrum sunblock (in the moisturizer makes it easy!), and a toothbrush!

    7. Three other things every woman should have? Really good girlfriends, self confidence, and a kick-butt red lipstick!

    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? YES! I’ve had a lot of unlucky in my life, but when it comes down to it all, I have an amazing husband, two healthy and happy children, and the most amazing best friends a girl could hope for. What more could I want?

    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Getting the plumbing fixed!

    10. Weekly goals: Get some exercise, don’t cry on the last day of school, lay off the sugar!

  39. anon74 says:

    1. Mood: fatigued!
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Right now I’m obsessed with Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Fortifying Conditioner in Grapefruit & Wild Ginger
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Sorry, but. . . smells like old lady to me. I’ve never gotten what the big deal about that scent is.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yep. For some reason, the older I get, the bigger they seem to get?
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? Shave
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Sunscreen, conditioner & lip gloss
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Confidence, self-reliance & a sense of humor
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Not lately, no! lol
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? End of it! (the day)
    10. Weekly goals: Eat better. That’s my goal every week but I seem to relapse every time :)

  40. Angela says:

    Thought I would do this one! Even though it’s not June 1st!
    1. Mood: A little P.O. ed and tired
    2. What are your favorite hair products at the moment? Garnier Fructise glistening drops and Biosilk
    3. How do you feel about Chanel No. 5? Haven’t tried it yet.
    4. Do you ever wear sunglasses? Yes!
    5. Your preferred method of bikini line hair removal? blank
    6. Three beauty products every woman should have? Lip balm, moisturizer, highlighter
    7. Three other things every woman should have? Computer, journal, family
    8. Do you consider yourself lucky? Not really, maybe
    9. Something you’re looking forward to today? Hanging out with my cat and eating. :)
    10. Weekly goals:

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