Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Nov. 1

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  1. Mood:
  2. Pretty darn spiffy, but I feel a chill down in the marrow of my bones! It’s cold and hella Hundred-Acre Wood out here in Novato today…

  3. Your favorite fall boots?
  4. A pair of brown closed-toe Carlos Santanas I picked up at Marshalls a couple months back. El Hub calls ‘em my “Blanche boots,” as in Blanche from The Golden Girls, but what does he know about fashion? Seriously, the boy wears the same thing every day (yes, I’m talking to you, sweetie). They have 2-inch heels and go with everything.

  5. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
  6. Naw, my place is such a mess. Someday though.

  7. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
  8. Yea, if they aren’t too tight or itchy around the neck.

  9. Do you color your hair?
  10. Sho’nuff. I’ve had gray hairs since 15! I used to color mine at home until a few years ago when I figured out how badly I suck at it. Manicures, pedicures and waxing I can handle, but hair coloring, not so much.

  11. Favorite drugstore blush?
  12. Neutrogena Healthy Skin in Raisin. It’s been an old school fave of my for years because of its smooth, easy-to-blend texture. Plus it always looks natural.

  13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  14. That’s a tough one… I’d like to say, “Nothing, I’m perfectly happy with everything the way it is,” but since you asked… :) As of this morning, I’d like to either get better at managing my time or add 5 inches to my height, LOL!

  15. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t (or wouldn’t want to) live without and why?
  16. Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner, which I’ve loved for about a decade. No matter how many new conditioners I test, I’ve always come back to super moisturizing Super Rich. It knows me and my waves so well and never causes my scalp to flake. Plus, I love the smell of honeysuckle in the morning!

  17. What music have you been into lately?
  18. V.V. Brown’s new CD, Travelling Like the Light because it makes me feel like dancing (I want to dance the night away!).

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Exercise each and every day (hook or crook!), stay positive, and stick my schedule.

What’s the story, morning glory?

Anyone out there have a Halloween hangover? I’ve had them before (must be all those Peanut M&Ms before bed), but this year I exercised a modicum of candy restraint.

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1. Mood:
2. Your favorite fall boots?
3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
5. Do you color your hair?
6. Favorite drugstore blush?
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
9. What music have you been into lately?
10. Weekly goals:

Wow, November 1 already…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. 1. Mood: Tired, I had the craziest Halloween weekend ever!
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Christian Louboutin Simple Botta Boots, bought them last year, they’re timeless.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Not really, I always help my Mom throw them!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay, I hate turtlenecks! =/
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? None, unfortunately most drugstore blushes make me break out.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wouldn’t be so hard on myself all the time.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Eyeliner
    9. What music have you been into lately? Nothing in particular.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat healthy, and get atleast 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
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  2. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Calm, it’s a nice day out and I’m all set. Just gotta remember to pay my rent.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Black slight platform with multiple buckles up the side.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yea, me and my best friend when we were 14, there was a dress code and everything. Didn’t go as well as we wanted.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Make my long neck look short.
    5. Do you color your hair? Yea, I amp up my natural red.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Wet and Wild in Heather Silk, a berry toned matte.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Be able to relax more
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Cera Ve. It’s a brand of cleansers and moisturizers for people with extremely dry and sensitive skin.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Being a DJ, I’m into everything.
    10. Weekly goals: Pay rent, study for French, watch Gone With The Wind for history class, go through the bathroom cabinet and get rid of stuff that I don’t use or doesn’t work.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachael,

      You’re not the first person here to give props to Cera Ve. I need to get on that train, for real!

      BTW, how was your Halloween? Did your Phoenix costume turn out okay?

      • Rachael says:

        Cera Ve is awesome. I’ve only been using it for a week and I already notice that my skin is more moisturized without me doing that like every two or three hours. Plus it took down the redness in my cheeks enough that I don’t need my green tinted Smashbox primer.

        Halloween was awesome! I love that holiday. Unfortunately, all of my professors had a massive pile of work for me to do so I couldn’t finish my costume in time :(. I went as a Moulin Rouge style can-can girl. Complete with ruffles and corset. All from my closet. LOL
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  3. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: crazy tired. We visited friends in Philadelphia this weekend and got back last night at 5 a.m. I couldn’t sleep past 10, so now I’m just trying to catch up on cleaning, laundry and school work.

    2. Your favorite fall boots? A pair of slouchy gray mid-calf ones I got last season.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes, I love to try out different recipes and have friends over to share!

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay for me. I can do cowl-neck, and I can even deal with a turtleneck under something like a cardigan or a dress, but not the sweater itself.

    5. Do you color your hair? Yes, I get my hair highlighted. Every time I try to color my hair myself it comes out horrrrrrrrible, and sadly I’ve made that mistake several times. I tried again last month and so regret it, my hair feels fried now and I had to get it fixed anyway because the color was awful.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I like the Living Doll one by Hard Candy, but I haven’t really tried any other drugstore blushes so I have nothing to compare it to. I’m so loyal to Nars blushes and Stila convertible color that I hardly try anything else.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I could say alot of things, but I’d rather focus on the things I love about myself :)

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Mascara. Even if I have a no makeup day, I still won’t leave the house without it.

    9. What music have you been into lately? None actually, I’ve been really into quiet. I need some new stuff though, I’m getting bored with my current collection.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish a paper early, get started on a presentation, and hopefully today read through the text we’ll be talking about in class tomorrow.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Liz,

      I’m sorry to hear about your hair! The same thing basically happened to me every time I did it myself. Good luck with the trip to the colorist; I hope she/he can help your hair look fab.

  4. Sarahc says:

    1. Mood: I feel like I slept well, but I’m a little overwhelmed.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I don’t have a pair, which, hmm…gives me something to shop for!
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?Back in college once or twice, but that was just spaghetti and beer
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? A BIG nay.
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Revlon Colorstay Mineral blushes
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I was more organized. There are so many things I want to do but just can’t get my shizz together, le sigh…
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Does toothpaste count?
    9. What music have you been into lately? Wale, Drake, Lady Gaga
    10. Weekly goals:

  5. Ashley says:

    1. Mood: It’s a battle between happy and nervous. Happy I got the job, nervous because it’s my first retail job!
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Deena & Ozzy boots I bought at Urban Outfitters. I love them so much I have the same style in two different colors.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Nope. Maybe when I can cook things by scratch..
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Big yay when I was 8 but not so much anymore.
    5. Do you color your hair? I have before but I’m letting my hair breath now.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? NYC Blushable Créme Sticks!
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I was more social.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Moisturizer. My skin is so dry, not even 8 cups of water a day can save it.
    9. What music have you been into lately? None. Okay maybe Justin Bieber..
    10. Weekly goals: Find suitable work clothes and to complete all class readings.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I feel you on the dry skin, sigh. What face moisturizer is your fave? I’ve been using Clarins Hydraquench, which I love, but it’s so expensive!

      • Ashley says:

        I use a mix of jojoba oil and Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. It’s not doing it’s job 100% anymore. I heard Clarins Hydraquench was the booomb. I might have to try it!
        But I’m also thinking about trying the H2o Face Oasis. Have you tried that one before?

  6. Saffron says:

    1. Stressy! I confronted a friend who was being a passive aggressive man-bitch last night and it didn’t go over well, plus no one else backed me up. I get tired of folks putting up with social dysfunction just cause it’s expected, but it’s hella stressful being the one to stand up to the status quo.
    2. Now that I’ve moved back to Seattle? Suffice to say Merrel and waterproof. Zero glamour, but I’m warm.
    3. Not the polite middle class sort, but I’ll have a group of folks over for pizza and bad action movies any day of the week.
    4. I totally look like a German art student in a turtleneck, but in a way I kinda rock.
    5. I make my red hair even redder with henna, and sometimes if my job allows it I’ll go for (even) brighter shades, with a special place in my heart for Manic Panic pillarbox red. I’ve got fairly short hair these days for dying ease, when it was long dying it myself was torture!
    6. I’m a geologist and see the wisdom of going talc-free on as much stuff as I can – I have a couple of the physician’s formula mineral blushes. The solid one is kinda chalky but workable, but the “organics” duo with a peach blush and a matte bronzer is freaking awesome.
    7. I’d love to get over my procrastination issues. Ahem. Also I’d like to be 5 inches shorter. ;)
    8. I take it soap is a given? Some sort of curl control cream, to keep the big red fro at bay.
    9. Nothing omg, I mostly listen to books on tape cause I’m a dork.
    10. I’m getting the house ready for 2 new cats! It’ll bring me up to a total of 3, which is my way of saying that I’m comfortable with being a single woman in my 30′s who doesn’t want any children. :P They’re adorable, I’m so excited to be getting some new hairy roommates.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Saffron,

      Can you explain why you think going talc-free is a good idea? I’m curious to know why!

      Also, congrats on the new kitties! When do they arrive?

      • Saffron says:

        I hate to spread medical alarm and am totally into adhering to science when you choose what you do and don’t ingest – so that being said talc stances are kinda personal due to their scientific grey-area-yness – the FDA says it’s okie-dokie, but it is physically similar to and often mined alongside known problematic fibrous minerals such as asbestos, and there is very little industry regulation where purity is concerned. There are valid studies on both sides of the carcinogen issue. Considering how widespread its use is and how much data we have on the health of folks who mine it, clearly it’s not a major problem.
        My avoidance is totally a weird personal bias – I’m sure I have other habits that are just as potentially grey area-risky. :P

        • Karen says:

          Hi Saffron,

          Thank you for giving me some insight into the topic. I’m always looking to learn more about ingredients, so it’s definitely good food for thought.

          BTW, I think your job is really cool. Do you have a specialty? The only other geologist I ever knew focused on earthquakes (and yes, she lived in the Bay Area!).

  7. Rita says:

    1. Mood: All right! Today is the 2nd day in winter time, and I’m already feeling better!
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I have a new pair, but I have not used them yet. But they look lovely!
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay. I would love them, but they are a no-no with a big bust.
    5. Do you color your hair? Yes, it’s been red for years.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t think I have one.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would like to have no health problems.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? All the concealers!
    9. What music have you been into lately? I just listen to what ever is on the radio.
    10. Weekly goals: Nothing special this week I’m afraid.

  8. HanaBerlin says:

    1. Mood: Good. I know this week is going to be a good one! Go Optimism.

    2. Your favorite fall boots? My black uggs.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No, but i have helped my mom thrown a few.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Ewww no. I hate turtle necks. I also live in So Cal so that could be a contributing factor.

    5. Do you color your hair? Yes. Color and highlight.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Cover Girl Blushers. Cheap and effective.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? This is a hard one. I’m not really sure. I’m 5’2 so maybe add a few inches???

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? SPF for my face and neck.

    9. What music have you been into lately? A lil of this and a lil of that.

    10. Weekly goals: Read a book.

  9. 1. Mood:
    Pretty perky, I’ve got a good day to look forward to- dinner with the family and boyfriend after class!

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    A pair of brown flat under-the-knee suede and faux fur ones with two furry balls dangling off the side of each… which my Mum got for me from Taiwan. I love them- they’re comfortable and keep my feet warm :D

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    Not personally, but with my family tons of times!

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    Yeah, they can be quite warm and comfy and snuggly, without having to bring along an extra scarf! Oh, if they’re not too tight or scratchy.

    5. Do you color your hair?
    Yes, though once a year (In mostly fiery red), and for the last few months my hair is ombre haha!

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    I don’t use blush D:

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Hmm… I have no idea. I like myself the way I am, and I don’t believe in regrets.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
    My skincare regime :P

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    I’ve always been into rock- but lately it’s been Slash and Linkin Park’s new album (A Thousand Suns)

    10. Weekly goals:
    I just want to relax and take it slow this week, because it has been quite hectic and tiring (Though I do need to get a soft start on my thesis)… so I suppose some window shopping, a facial and pedicure? :)
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  10. Ru says:

    Love today’s list :)

    1. Mood: Calm, and inspired

    2. Your favorite fall boots? Any boot I own is my favorite, depending on the occasion! Got a suede black bootie, a knee-high black stilletto, and a suede black knee-high kitten heel. Looking to buy an over-the-knee one, can’t wait!

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Just threw a party this weekend, but it was mostly snack food. Soon I will have to learn how to throw a dinner party.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? No, they choke me

    5. Do you color your hair? No. Jet black :) I’ve gotten professional hilites once, maybe next year I’ll try that again.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Just started wearing blush a few months ago, and so far it’s been mid/high range brands.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Control my hot-headed temper, learn to be more calm

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Right now: Naked Palette

    9. What music have you been into lately? The Rescues, bought their album off of iTunes after hearing their “Teenage Dream” cover. Amazing.

    10. Weekly goals: Count calories, read, take time for myself- whatever that means. Practice calmness.

  11. Kim says:

    1. Mood: A little worn out.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? My knee high, black riding boots. They’re classic, square toed and very versatile.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes, a few times, but just for close friends/their kids. We always host the holiday dinners at our house but we have a small family so it’s nothing too stressful. :)
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? YEA! But, v-necks are much more flattering on me.
    5. Do you color your hair? You betcha – every 4 weeks. I was an early gray gal too so it’s been forever.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I’m a make-up snob and have never tried a drugstore blush that I can remember. :)
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Just one, huh? HAHAHA! Coming off of this weekend, I’ll say I’d like to have some better self-control when surrounded by good friends and alcohol. Setting a drink limit and sticking to it would be an excellent start.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Mascara. Right now it’s Faux Cils but I’d take Hypnose too. I don’t leave the house without mascara!
    9. What music have you been into lately? I’ve been a bit eclectic, but I seem to be gravitating toward some old, slow faves (Motley Crue’s Home Sweet Home, the Scorpions’ Still Lovin’ You, the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses). Not sure why. :)
    10. Weekly goals: Get some food in the house. The cupboards are bare. And, get a little more rest to help make up for the long weekend!

  12. Fieran says:

    1. Mood: Kind of mellow yet excited (weird huh) – PMS is killing me but I am so looking forward to vacation this week.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? – A comfortable pair of chocolate brown ankle boots from Softwalk – they go really well with blue skinny jeans.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?- Yes I love dinner parties, unfortunately my favourite dinner guests have moved to Texas. Man, I miss that family.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? – In Norway there’s no option :) Yay, but only if they fit well.
    5. Do you color your hair? – No, I tried to once with blue black (I don’t know what I was thinking as I have pitch black hair) and failed miserably. The colour washed out everywhere and did not absorb. Kind of gave up since then.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? – I don’t normally use blush to be honest. I have a few but use them rarely. Have not bought any from the drugstore before.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? – I’d love to be a little slimmer, lose 5 kgs and tone up.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? – Moisturizer. I hoard all kinds of hand and body lotion because I’m terrified of my skin getting dry and itchy, not to mention a flare up of eczema. Scandinavian winter ruins my skin :( and my only weapon against it is moisturizer.
    9. What music have you been into lately? – Slow, mellow music – suits the weather here these days. Currently listening to Cary Brothers “Can’t Take My Eyes off You”.
    10. Weekly goals: – Pack for vacation, clean the apartment so I won’t come home to a mess, and have heaps of fun in San Francisco.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Fieran,

      I’m wildly jealous that you’re heading on vacay. Where are you going?

      • Fieran says:

        San Francisco :) .. just for a couple of days as I’m running out of vacation days at work. I’ve been so bad this year – I’ve been traveling way too much but mostly on short trips. Feeling a little bit guilty.

        • Karen says:

          AWESOME! You will love our town!

          If I’ve already given you these links, my bad, but here they are just in case:

          Tuesday Beauty Tips: 9 Things to Do on Your Next Trip to San Francisco
          Thar She Blows! Getting Blown at the Blo Bar, SF

          • Fieran says:

            Thank you! That’s very helpful :) I’ll definitely keep those tips in mind. I have a good 6 days to fill up. Contemplating driving down the coast for the view and then going to Monterrey (sp?) where they have the Aquarium, I believe. Also hoping to eat some really good food – American diner/Japanese/Indian/German/Thai/Chinese…and ohhh Starbucks. There’s no Starbucks in Norway. I love Starbucks because I used to work there (their Malaysian branch) years ago and it’s a nice reminder of how life is always changing. I also want to check out the Museum of Modern Art (because I’ve never been to an art musem) and the Cartoon Musuem. Going to hunt for some good fish and chips (hopefully) at Fisherman’s Wharf… let’s see if my plans materialize.

  13. beth says:

    1. Mood:
    Content. I’ve got a lot of school/related work to do but since midterm exams are over I’ve got more time to do them.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    I’ve got a pair of army style ankle boots I keep wearing. Olive green suedey material from nine west.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    Unofficially. Some friends came over to hang out/drink wine and we ended up making spaghetti and garlic bread too haha.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    nay for me! Turtlenecks do not like big boobs and chubby cheeks!

    5. Do you color your hair?
    I have the underside dyed reddish purple so it looks cool peeking out from my layers and the upkeep is easier since the roots aren’t *as* noticeable.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    I don’t think I have a drugstore blush :-x

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Ability to commit to a healthy diet/exercise regimen. I don’t mind putting in the work to making my lifestyle healthier and my body feel better but I am a really bad yo yo dieter – I have lost and gained the same 30 – 50 pounds since adolescence and I am 20 now. Ranged from size 5 to 14 up and down and up and down and in between for years and it’s awful. Wish I could force myself to commit to getting better and staying there!

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
    Lip balm or moisturizer. They aren’t really cosmetic but definitely a beauty product and definitely something I need!

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    I haven’t had a whole lot of time to listen to anything new but during my study marathons I get into Cursive for whatever reason.

    10. Weekly goals: gotta get my homework done, work on an extra credit project since I did pretty poorly on a midterm, get to the gym!, and make headway on a school related project.
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  14. CinCin says:

    1. Mood: Rather passive and calm today…
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Brown Madden girl booties :)
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? yes and its crazzi to keep up in the kitchen and making sure you’re making enought food for everyone !!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay! i feel like im choking myself !
    5. Do you color your hair? Im growing my color out !
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Maybelline mousse blush in Plum !
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Are we talking about physic here ? IF so i would change some parts of my body lol but not toooo much !!! I think my moodiness I can get upset easily!
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Lipgloss …i tend to buy them and lose them constantly
    9. What music have you been into lately? Sharika “loca” It makes me wanna get up and dance some merengue !!
    10. Weekly goals: Keep up with my online class and work out to relieve stress!!!

  15. Casey says:

    1. Mood: excited – the weather is going to be gorgeous this week in SoCal
    2. Your favorite fall boots? My Cole Haan riding boots from last season. They’re beyond comfortable.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? A few times. I would like to do it more often.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Yay – hubs isn’t a huge fan, but hey I try not to wear them too often.
    5. Do you color your hair? I do…once you start it’s hard to stop!
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? That’s tough, I haven’t used drug store make up in ages. I think Sonia Kashuk has some great products. Maybe I’ll have to give her blush a try.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My height…I would like to be just a little taller – maybe 5’5″
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? MAC Blot Powder
    9. What music have you been into lately? The Jackson 5.
    10. Weekly goals: hitting the gym

  16. lo says:

    1. Mood: Hot and sweaty… giving a huge dog a bath is hard work! Also, it’s about 85 degrees outside.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I just have a flat, faux-suede slouchy pair. I’d kind of like to get new ones, but it’s never really boot weather down here.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Nope. I’ve always wanted to, but occasionally I’d get to throw a brunch.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Yea! Usually I like solids or a subtle (super skinny) stripe. I don’t like super-chunky or busy ones.
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope. Occasional highlights, but even that is only when I really feel blah about my hair.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Neutrogena… the one that looks like a mosaic. I hate super matte or super shimmery ones, and this one is right in the middle.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing about myself, personally, but maybe something about my life. I’d love to be able to be financially secure enough to be totally on my own. I just graduated college and I’m going back to school for a post-bach degree in spring. So I’m basically perpetually poor, and it sucks.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Mascara. Also, right now, acne pads, because my face is a mess.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Mumford and Sons, Modest Mouse, Coldplay. Moody, moody, moody. I need some new upbeat jams.
    10. Weekly goals: Not sure yet.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lo,

      Forgive me if I’ve asked this already, but what program are you starting in the spring?

      • lo says:

        No forgiveness necessary :) It’s a post-baccalaureate program for people looking to get into med school, but who didn’t do all the sciences in undergrad. It’s a smaller program than the regular pre-med major that freshman would go into. So I can get all those credits in 4-5 semesters, instead of having to do 4 years of undergrad all over again (which would have resulted in me being a 30-something med student haha). I’m pretty stoked about it, but going back to school is pricey, so I hope the financial aid department will be reallllly nice to me!

        • Karen says:

          Ya know, I didn’t even know programs like that existed. That’s great for the folks who realize they want to go in to med later on!

          Plus, you can get it all done in one feel swoop and still have all that knowledge packed into your brain for the MCATS. It’s genius, really.

          • lo says:

            I know! I’m so grateful such a program exists… and only like a 10 minute drive from my house, too. Basically, it’s a no-lose situation!

          • Karen says:

            That’s great. I hope you enjoy your classes!

            What made you decide to go into medicine? Do you do an internship or something?

  17. Tiffany H says:

    1. Mood: Full from lunch and sleepy
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Black over the knee boots by Kenneth Cole
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Does hosting Thanksgiving dinner count?
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Depends on the turtle neck
    5. Do you color your hair? No, not yet.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Don’t have one yet
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would make my dark circles and bags disappear
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Under-eye concealer
    9. What music have you been into lately? Drake-Thank me later
    10. Weekly goals: I have the CPA exam coming up on Nov 21, so studying everyday until then (I’ve been studying since Aug)
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  18. Shannon says:

    1. Mood: Not too shabby! I had a relaxing weekend (I almostly completely ignored my homework – probably a bad idea, but I feel more sane than I have in weeks) and I think I’m ready for the week… especially because we get tomorrow off, ha!

    2. Your favorite fall boots? I just got a new pair of blowfish boots that I *adore*. They’re super cute, and even though they have absolutely no foot cushioniness, I love em. I think they’re supa comfy. :)

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Well… kinda. Only for like, 2 friends. Maybe someday I’ll actually get to it… I feel like I need something bigger than a tiny 2 bedroom, though, to host it in.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? big fat YEA! I’m all about tutlenecks. Not the kind your mom wore in the 90′s, but the comfy, roomier ones they have around nowadays.

    5. Do you color your hair? Yup. I hit up Sally’s for the goods about once a month.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Hmm… I don’t know that I actually have any!! I’m not a huge blush girl, though.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I don’t know… I think I’d like to be all around a little more refined and graceful. :)

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? mascara. any mascara.

    9. What music have you been into lately? I feel like I haven’t had time to listen to anything lately. Oh, if only I had an ipod… but when I have listened to music, it’s mostly ben classic jazz.

    10. Weekly goals: to get my homework done on time! That would definitely be ideal. :)

  19. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Super sleepy and a little hungry.

    2. Your favorite fall boots? Honestly? I don’t really wear boots.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No, but I’d love to. That’s something I should strive to do before the year is over. A holiday dinner party.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay, but just for me. I don’t like things being around my neck. I don’t even wear t-shirts for that reason.

    5. Do you color your hair? Yep! Right now it’s burgundy. Next time it’ll be a very vibrant and unnatural looking red. I used to dye my hair awesome colors like pink and green. And I’ll probably do that again. :)

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? L’Oreal

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’m pretty happy with the way I am, though it’d be cool to be richer. Or rich, period.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Lip balm for sure. Chapped lips are yuc.

    9. What music have you been into lately? Pop. I’ve been listening to Today’s Hits on Slacker Radio. So a lot of Rhianna and Katy Perry. Besically, Top 40.

    10. Weekly goals: Start NaNoWriMo with a bang!
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  20. Marci says:

    1. Mood:- bummed- just found out my favorite spa went out of business :( and i had a gift certificate there.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?-im a little late getting on the boot band wagon. just got some brown suede ones i love.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?- no. i like to cook but im always afraid it will taste horrible to other people.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?-eh. i could live without them

    5. Do you color your hair?-nope.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?-still loving my NYC blushable creme sticks. Plaza Pink has been a go-to lately.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?-have some sense of patience. i have none and it drives everyone i know crazy.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?- lip balm. specifically blistex deep renewal

    9. What music have you been into lately?- i really love all kinds of music. as of late im loving some Owl City. It always puts me in a good mood.

    10. Weekly goals: – start my packing list for Thanksgiving travel, find a new spa!, and get caught up on homework.

  21. Vanessa says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy, busy, and ready for the weekend already lol.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    My 1 in heel slouch boots from Torrid.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    No, so much pressure!

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    I have um…ample talents…and I just look matronly with covered up sweaters, so NAY for me.

    5. Do you color your hair?
    Not anymore! I’m growing out the black color and letting my natural brown with auburn highlights come out.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    Revlon in Softspoken Pink.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I’d be a size 8.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
    Mascara!

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    Sara Bareilles’ new album, it’s soooo good.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get everything done at work so I can take my day trip to Pasadena with my bff worry free on Friday :-).
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  22. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Very, very, very tired. Between a sleep study, an EEG and two papers, I’m wiped. My scalp is still recovering my a bad run in with a shampoo and conditioner.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    Fall boots? I have FALL BOOTS? My fall boots are like my winter boots. They work in both seasons. Anyway, my favorites are one from Kohls.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    No.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    Eh, I’m starting to think it’s a nay. I bought a really nice purple one at TJ Maxx (along with other things) and tried it on and had to take it off! It felt like I was being suffocated! Maybe it’s just me?

    5. Do you color your hair?
    No. I used to, but I went in once with four inches of roots (mind you, my colored hair was a lighter brown) and the hair stylist whacked me o’er the head with her comb! She said she had clients wanting my color brown, but she can’t give them that brown as it doesn’t come bottled!

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    A Revlon matte one. I think it’s called Rose or something.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I’d want normal hair, not fine hair! GOD, I HATE my fine hair. I want hair that holds a curl!

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
    Concealer….and lipgloss….and mascara. Can I have three?

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    The blues and jazz. Renee Olstead, Bird York and Katie Melua have been playing on my iPod A LOT lately .

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish my history paper! I WILL finish that paper. I WILL. I WILL I WILL I WILL.
    Recover from that horrendous sleep study/EEG. It kicked my butt.
    Cuddle with Zena.
    SLEEP.
    Pray to the eyebrow gods to regrow the part of the eyebrow that got shaved off by the eyebrow shaver!
    Sleep sounds good right about now, but I’m in school…darn.

  23. Phyrra says:

    1. Mood:
    Calm. Pretty good.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    Short booties with 2 inch heels.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    Yes :)

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    Nay.

    5. Do you color your hair?
    Yes. I’m aqua/teal and midnight-blue right now.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    The Hard Candy baked blushes – Honeymoon, Living Doll, Pin Up, Bombshell

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I’d give myself a higher metabolism :)

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
    Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I have super oily lids!

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    Infected Mushroom

    10. Weekly goals:
    To stay cheery all week.

  24. 1. Mood: Relaxed but tired… Met with a couple people regarding a fashion/makeover project we’re been working on.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Black smooth leather Jessica Simpson’s with a scrunchy calf. I need to take them to the cobbler to be re-heeled.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Not at my current apartment but yes at my old house.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Generally nay though I did have one with a rather loose cowl-neck of sorts by H&M that I wore until it fell apart.
    5. Do you color your hair? Definitely yes, my natural hair color is not quite blonde but not quite brown and definitely leans more on the side of ashy so I’m currently rocking a red-auburn shade.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I love the Wet ‘n Wild Minerals Bronzer if that counts… My go-to blush is MAC Mocha.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I don’t like my feet/toes. I’d rather be 6.5 regular vs. a 6.5 wide for shoes.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Bio-Oil (or the CVS version) – I use it as an eye cream, mix a bit with sugar to make a face scrub, plus it’s helping heal up a nasty scar from when I had a spot of eczema that just wouldn’t quit.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Passion Pit is my new band of choice. I <3 them!
    10. Weekly goals: Submit my resume to some local salons to see if they need help with being a receptionist/makeup artist/social media.

    Hope you're having a good Monday Karen!

    -Lindsay
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  25. BeautyMaven says:

    1. Mood:
    Horrible. Broke up with my boy last night.. been pretty much laying in bed and crying all day.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    I have some from Target from a couple of years ago– knee-high cognac, scrunched, with a little heel (which is actually quite comfortable!) But I really need some classic black knee-high boots… hmm..

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    Yeah it wasn’t very successful, though– my friends are kind of flakey lol.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    Nay– I’ve never really seen one look very good =\

    5. Do you color your hair?
    Yup! I like to experiment with my hair =D

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    CoverGirl cheekers blush!

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Oh gosh, that’s a mean question lol— weight. I want to lose like, 20 lbs. And I wish my hair was longer.. I recently cut it and I hate it short. And my eyelids are droopy (at 23!) so that’s the ONLY plastic surgery I’d get!

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t (or wouldn’t want to) live without and why?
    MASCARA!! Concealer is a close second, though. I just look dead without something on my eyes.

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    Happy songs! My new fave is “Kangaroo” by Kyle Andrews

    10. Weekly goals:
    Run everyday, and no crying on the plane when I head up to Seattle to gather my things. =(
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  26. Nina says:

    well hello thurrrr november!

    1. Mood: stressed!

    2. Your favorite fall boots? a pair of camel booties w/ buckles. kinda edgy but girly all at the same time.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? yep – several times a year w/ the best friend and her family.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? nay for me – our weather doesnt get cold enough for turtlenecks!

    5. Do you color your hair? yes … i started to get white hair when i was 19 … gotta hide `em!

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? milani luminous! :)

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? id be taller. by 6 inches or so.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? brow powder, pls.

    9. What music have you been into lately? bruno mars. the songs are the right amount of cheesy.

    10. Weekly goals: pack up and move. :)

    have an awesome week! :)

    • Saffron says:

      I had a horrible breakup on Halloween once, too, what’s with that? Something about big social holidays causes festering stuff to surface, dunnit?
      Hope things pick up for you soon, it’s miserable rainy up here in SEA without a breakup to bring you down, hope you get to do something fun to counter the funk.

      PS. I’ve totally had people crying next to me on planes before, breakups, layoffs, one lady who was coming back from her son’s funeral, I wouldn’t worry about it too much, but also bring cash for a glass of wine cause yknow, wine’s got your back. :P

  27. 1. Mood: Pretty darn sweet
    2. Your favorite fall boots? These black boots I got from Sephora, they rock my world.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? no, I’m too lazy.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?yup, I got one on right now.
    5. Do you color your hair? occasionally.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? nyc terracotta tan, it’s a bronzer but I use it as a blush
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? i wish I could draw. my stick figures are horrible.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? my revlon colorstay foundation.
    9. What music have you been into lately? lil wayne
    10. Weekly goals: to write some blog posts to drink more water to smile
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  28. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Happier now that I have something to do! and I (hope)think I’m able to do it. Amazing. Another portion of my pysche is a little stress, especially in the money area. Definitely did not prevent me from participating in the RBL sale, but I didn’t even get the one shade that I wanted.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I’m an extremely picky person about boots(for some reason!) my favs are a pair I bought last year from Spring. No heels, can fit over jeans.. and now have holes in the bottom of them(searching for new favourite boots).
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No, but definitely will.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? for other people, yes. I have an adversion to things around my neck. I’d rather go with a cowl neck.
    5. Do you color your hair? no. I did once, and then figured I do not have the time/money/energy/motivation to keep it up. have been thinking about “glossing” or “glazing my hair”, but I’m working on finding a new stylist.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I believe its covergirl mousse blush in some colour.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? This is a hard one! when I was younger, I would have a list.. but now, I don’t like to think about the things I would like to change.. but if I’m completely honest, I’d say the two things that I stress about the most: my love handles/pudgy stomach, and my practical side(it gets me down).
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? i would say mascara. or lip balm. definitely lip balm.
    9. What music have you been into lately? everything from Lady gaga to T. Swift to Debussy to Queen(I’ve been all over the place lately).
    10. Weekly goals: Do not spend more money!! Get all my financing junk set up, finish my laundry, and try to take a walk 3 times this week.

  29. Sammy says:

    1. Mood: so so
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Unisa wedges
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? often, with friends, wine and pasta!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? NAY
    5. Do you color your hair? NO
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? L’OREAL
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I want to feel more energetic
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? a black eyepencil
    9. What music have you been into lately? Jazz
    10. Weekly goals: Take some rest and take good care of myself, to feel more energized!

  30. Sonja says:

    Heeeellooo Karen! Fell so guilty for not commenting for so long…here goes!!!

    1. Mood: Much better since I got my house invaded by friends- i’ve been sick for a week and this really cheered me up!
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Hmm probably my Chooka koi tattoo rain boots, since it’s pretty warm here during fall but awfully rainy.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Sure, all summer, all friends come to the island house and dinner parties last till lunch:)
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay for me, I find them suffocating. I prefer scarves.
    5. Do you color your hair? No, I can’t be bothered to. Used to have highlights, but I really can’t sit for 3 hours just to have some ”lovely shine”.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Hmm don’t really have any. Maybe Bourjous- Rose d’or, but I hate it fades too quickly.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Argh, not to be so lazy. If I don’t have to do something, I probably won’t..
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Eyeliner!! Liquid eyeliner! Just don’t feel like myself, my proper self without. And it’s so simple, fast, and I don’t need much more make up than that.
    9. What music have you been into lately? ummm, I’ve been revisiting my opera collection lately so I’m on a Tosca kick.
    10. Weekly goals: Finally get better, and go back into my normal schedule…

  31. Steffi says:

    1. Mood: pissed off. Exes can be a pain. enough said.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? If I could find any that’d go over my big calves I’d be happy.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay for me. I don’t like things on my neck like that.
    5. Do you color your hair? Yes. I’ve been going gray(well, white actually) since 21.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t wear blush since my skin’s red enough.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My skin. I’d like it to be not so sensitive.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? probably my soaps from chagrinvalleysoap.com. It’s all natural so good for my sensitive skin, even on my face. Some are also excellent for shaving.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Same as normal. LOL. Rock, some metal, etc. so forth.
    10. Weekly goals: get a new phone and try to keep my feet from falling off. Working two jobs, both of which I’m on my feet, is killing me.
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  32. Allie says:

    1. Mood: Cold, but happy
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Dark purple stiletto boots by Rampage
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Nope, haven’t had a proper living room or dining room in any of last three apartments, but I did throw some good house parties in college
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Anything that keeps me warm is a yea
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope, but I’ve been wanting to add blue streaks forever
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I actually don’t own any drugstore blushes!
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My tendency to freak out over nothing when I’m really tired
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? MAC Select Coverup
    9. What music have you been into lately? It’s always hip hop. Been on a Big Pun kick lately.
    10. Weekly goals: To send query letters to a bunch more agents for my book, get back into a good workout schedule (I was working on a film last month and barely exercised), and get some of the clutter out of my house

  33. Deirdre says:

    1. Mood: Very happy for no good reason :p i’ve been in a very good mood all day and I really don’t know why but I’m very happy anyway
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I bought a pair of wrinkled black ankle boots recently and they’re really comfortable, they match everything.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Nope…college students and dinner parties don’t really work :p
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay…they make my chest massive
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope, my hair is in very bad condition so I don’t want to ruin it even more
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I shockingly don’t have one, I’m pretty in love with MAC Blushes
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? i’d like to lose a little more weight not that much but around 7 pounds
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Mascara, carmex and MAC Studio Fix powder, I love them so much!
    9. What music have you been into lately? Regina Spektor, I just love her and I’ve really gotten back into her music
    10. Weekly goals:Eat healthy and keep up my good mood

  34. gio says:

    1. Mood: not too bad

    2. Your favorite fall boots? A simple pair of flat black boots.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? not yet.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? yay.

    5. Do you color your hair? not at the moment but I used to dye it blonde in high school.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Milani Luminous, it’s such a pretty shade.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d love not to be so hard on myself all the time..

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? I Provenzali Shea Butter lip balm! It is so moisturizing and longlasting!

    9. What music have you been into lately? classical music

    10. Weekly goals: eat healthier.
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  35. Marina says:

    1. Mood: tired
    2. Your favorite fall boots? anything black ;)
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? no but I’d love to
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? yay
    5. Do you color your hair? yes, sometimes. I am sorry to hear your story. my friend had grey hair at a very young age, too. Now that she is 31 she is almost all grey, so she must colour it… I do it for fun.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Maybelline Dream Mousse
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish my skin wasn’t so dry but that’s impossible.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl
    9. What music have you been into lately? I love all kind of hard and folk music.
    10. Weekly goals:too many to write them down. But the most important – to plan my holiday travelling.
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  36. melissa says:

    1. Mood: relaxed. i’m babysitting right now, but really just laying on the couch watching TV!
    2. Your favorite fall boots? hmm..i don’t have a fave pair of boots, but i do have a fave pair of loafers. i am planning on going shopping for a new pair of boots soon though!
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? nahh.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? i love them! but like you said karen, as long as their not too tight or itchy.
    5. Do you color your hair? i highlight my hair every 6 weeks on the dot. i am naturally very blonde, so i highlight just to get it to that bright platinum that i love, and that god gave me as a child, then cruelly took away as i got older.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? i wear CG cheekers. it’s all right, does the trick. i only need one swipe in the pan and i’m good to go. don’t really need blush.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? i would change being such a TERRIBLE procrastinator. really, i’m like…really bad. i’ll get to it later, though :)
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? this may seem silly, but i can’t live without burt’s bees chapstick. I NEED it! nothing else will cut it…probably because i have gotten my lips addicted to it..
    9. What music have you been into lately? well. this is a sore topic because i just accidently deleted all my music off itunes. i am in the process of locating all my files, and it’s a bitch. but i have been listening to fiona apple, old school sheryl crow and sophie b hawkins lately. girl powa!
    10. Weekly goals: go shopping for fall clothes, unpack winter clothes, clean my room, etc.

    have a nice week karen!

  37. MONICA_MAUI says:

    1. Mood:
    Exhausted from the awesome weekend! yey Halloween!
    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    My taupe thigh highs and my army green colored combat boots
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    Not yet!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    YEA, expecially with a faux fur vest ;)
    5. Do you color your hair?
    All the time! It’s just too hard to maintain. W/c reminds me, i need a retouch.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    hmmmm, Sonia Kashuk cream blushes are pretty good ;)
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I think too much and this makes me not get enough sleep at night. i literally sleep at 4 or 5am everynight.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
    Mascara!
    9. What music have you been into lately?
    I’m usually an Indie music type of girl but I’ve been in party mode so mainstream club tunes are my go to for now.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Just work work work.

  38. kelley says:

    1. Mood: stressful, have papers, assignments, event planning all this week @_@

    2. Your favorite fall boots? my purple suede ones, with a little heel, i feel fabulous in them

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? kinda, i live with le parents, but my friends are chill so i guess so?

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? yayy as long as the material isn’t ichy

    5. Do you color your hair? nope

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? covergirl in neutral rose?

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? i dunno, i guess more height, patience and humility.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? umm, blush? my cheeks get a little coloured with the cold air up here anyways lol

    9. What music have you been into lately? – all i have been listening to is this mixtape, with hindi, hip hop, rap and punjabi music lol totally puts me in the mood to party and dance

    10. Weekly goals: finish my school work, try to get in some yoga, readings and get some ords going for the Nanowrimo :)
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  39. Lia says:

    Hey Karen!

    Sorry not to take the poll, but I’ve got a question for you!

    I am experiencing major hair loss and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for trying to cover up my newly thinning hair. I went from having to tame it, and now it just looks so thin and limp. I’m working with a doctor to get to the bottom of it, but I need some help to make me feel good about my hair until it gets better. I use to have such lovely hair and I feel so ugly!

    Thanks!

  40. Trude says:

    1. Mood: Kinda cray-cray. I was in bed almost all weekend with a really bad migraine and I’m totally out of it as a result!

    2. Your favorite fall boots? Picked them up last year from the DSW sale rack. They’re a beat-up kind of cowboy style, knee height, dark tan kind of color with a braided leather accent up the outside. Nearly flat heel. Loooove them! http://www.flickr.com/photos/trudem/5057701648 :)

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes, actually, although very small and not too fancy.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Yay, if you can carry it off.

    5. Do you color your hair? Not any more! Went back to the natural strawberry-blonde after it got too expensive to keep up the red.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Neutrogena’s is pretty nice.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My skin! I’d have lovely skin if I could. Otherwise I’m good. :)

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? You’re going to make me pick just one? Um….deodorant I suppose! :)

    9. What music have you been into lately? Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – can’t stop playing them! Perfect road trip music.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish up recent wedding photos, get ready for Vegas this weekend!
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  41. Madeleine says:

    1. Mood:Exhausted,overworked,underpaid
    2. Your favorite fall boots? my black suede,fall boots (not suitable for Canadian winters),they go with anything,shaft about 16 inches;
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?,about 3 or 4 times this year,I’m done,and trust me,everybody knows that!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? OK
    5. Do you color your hair? never done it,I am problably the only women on this planet with hair never chemically proccesed :) I do have fantastisc color of my own,and fortunatelly I don’t have to do anything.Nothing!
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? do not have one
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? metabolism
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? foundation – I would not like to live without it,but still could live without :)
    9. What music have you been into lately? whatever is on the station I listen to :)
    10. Weekly goals: no goals,to survive until end of Friday and go shopping and to lunch with my husband :)

  42. j.j. says:

    1. Mood: Great mood. It’s perfect weather today – mid 70′s, not a cloud in the sky, light breeze.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I found a pair of Dolce Vita for Target boots this fall. Perfect with jeans and leggings. Otherwise I’m not really a boot person. Too picky.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes. Too stressful.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Depends on the neck – can’t be too high/tight or scratchy.
    5. Do you color your hair? Always. The funniest thing someone at work asked me was “Do you know how much someone would pay for your hair color? I know exactly how much it costs – tip included.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t really have one.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To not be so hard on myself.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Rosebud salve.
    9. What music have you been into lately? just what is playing on the radio or happens to be in the CD player.
    10. Weekly goals: Exercise daily. No eating out until the weekend. No Cokes – I’m getting too lax on those liquid calories that sneak in.

  43. DonnaN says:

    1. Mood: Sick as a DOG!! I have a really BAD cold and cough and stayed home from work today, but I’m STILL exhausted…..
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Sad to say, I haven’t had a pair of boots in about 18 years—I have always had thick ankles and trying to find boots that fit is a major feat (or feet, depending how you see it…LOL). Now that I’m in the beginning stages of pregnancy swell, I’ll have to postpone attempts for boots until NEXT fall.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Years ago….my one attempt was successful but never had another since.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay—they stretch out and look funky……
    5. Do you color your hair? Pre-pregnancy—YES!! But this is the first fall/winter that I haven’t since I can remember……luckily it does look too aweful!
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Don’t really have one….all of my blushes are higher end (I guess that makes me a BLUSH snob…….)
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would have to say be more relaxed and go with the flow……
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Moisterizer…..without it my skin is like a desert……
    9. What music have you been into lately? Techno-pop….La Roux is currently on rotation on my iTouch
    10. Weekly goals: Get over this sickness and get through the rest of the week at work.

  44. Aileen says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Black harness Dingo boots I found for $40 at Nordstorm Rack. (Yes, I’m bragging.)
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes, but they’re rarely worth all the trouble, unless it’s family or really close friends
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay, I say, too itchay…
    5. Do you color your hair? Naw, but I would like to someday.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Dunno, still looking.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Lose my gut. Seems like having a rounder belly is unforgivable sometimes. But it’s getting better every day!
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Clinique moisturizer
    9. What music have you been into lately? Far East Movement, but I feel kinda silly about it, like I used to babysit for them and now they’ve all grown up gone all hard.
    10. Weekly goals: Exercise every day.

  45. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty good. Home from work and actually managed to cross some things off my to-do list.

    2. Your favorite fall boots?
    A pair of slouchy brown Steve Madden boots I bought last year.

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party?
    Very informal get-togethers with a few people. Nothing fancy and my house isn’t big enough for a lot of people.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay?
    Nay for me, but they look good on some people.

    5. Do you color your hair?
    Nope. My hair is black and it really doesn’t show any color. I am starting to get some grays that I’ve been hiding with mascara. :-)

    6. Favorite drugstore blush?
    Rimmel Bronzer – with my darker skin I can use it as a blush to brighten up my skin.

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Hm, I’d like to be more outgoing. I’m not always good about meeting new people.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t (or wouldn’t want to) live without and why?
    Probably my Make Up Forever foundation – I have finally found a shade that matches my skin tone.

    9. What music have you been into lately?
    My hubby has gotten me into Porcupine Tree. They’re a progressive rock band from England.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Cook dinner at least 4 times this week and keep up with the housework.

  46. Ithfifi says:

    1. Mood: Exhusted, rather miserable.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? my new black ankle boots, buckles are sexy! (Plus its a heel I can cope with!)
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Not properly but I love to cook.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay! I find them irritating to wear.
    5. Do you color your hair? Yes, black! Even though it is pretty much black I’ve done some terrible things to it in previous times.. it needs a touch up.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t tend to go drugstore often… :(
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My confidence, it would change so much.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Probably my clarins moisturiser.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Got this stuck in my head! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHf8uZYtCtk Makes me want to dance!
    10. Weekly goals: Eat healthier, try to be more active.
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  47. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: pretty good, but feeling a bit unmotivated to work.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Brown flat knee-high leather boots. Super comfy and great in snow!
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No, but it sounds fun!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Not for me – too chesty.
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope! I like my natural dirty blonde.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Milani Luminous
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’m with you Karen – I could use a few extra inches in height!
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Right now, Living Proof’s No Frizz cream. It seriously makes my hair look awesome with zero work.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Mostly indie stuff, a bit of folk rock.
    10. Weekly goals: Stay on task during work hours, get to the gym to lift at least 2 times, and make fun plans for the weekend!

  48. Suri says:

    1. Mood: happy for no apparent reason

    2. Your favorite fall boots? these brown knee high boots from Naturalizer! They are comfortable and I always get comments on them and they have the cutest 3 in heel

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? No…one day

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? nay for me

    5. Do you color your hair? I have in the past but it’s been a few yrs since I’ve done it

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Wet N Wild-I can’t remember the color but the color payoff is great and not alot of shimmer. Plus super duper cheap!

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Honestly I would stop being so self-doubtful. There are so many things that I would like to do but I get scared and find a way to talk myself out with some stupid excuse.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? lip gloss

    9. What music have you been into lately? I love R&B but I’ve been totally on my pop side (Lady Gaga I love you!)

    10. Weekly goals: workout, drink lots of water, rest and make it through the week alive ;)

  49. laurels says:

    1. Mood: I wish I was in a better mood…but I gotta admit it’s been kind of…so-so
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I live in the tropics. Boots seem out of place here. BUT that being said I have a pair of ankle booties I love to wear with jeans.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes and it was quite successful.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? It would have to be really really REALLY cold for me to wear one.
    5. Do you color your hair? Yes. If I don’t, my hair goes from a black to a dark red. My natural hair color is a reddish brown.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Milani’s Mai Tai Blush
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Learn to accept the negative and learn to live with it instead of fighting it.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Benefit Powderflage. It really is a great under eye powder. I put it on top of my concealer and my undereyes look 100% better.
    9. What music have you been into lately? Lately, I’ve really been into listening to my old Red Hot Chili Peppers CD’s (well on my Ipod really).
    10. Weekly goals: I want to have a quiet week.

  50. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy!
    2. Your favorite fall boots? None at the moment, I need to buy some!
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Actually, no!
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Nay
    5. Do you color your hair? Nope
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t think NYX counts… but drugstore price range.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be more spontaneous!
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Fluidline in Blactrack!
    9. What music have you been into lately? Lots of Lady Gaga and ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry, for some reason.
    10. Weekly goals: Get more sleep!

  51. kali says:

    1. Mood: At ease.. but busy
    2. Your favorite fall boots? Don’t even have any!! Been looking for TWO years! Can you imagine?? All I have are my green rain boots.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Nope
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Yay but I like the “turtle neck” part to be loose.
    5. Do you color your hair? Yes and way too often.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? Not sure because I can’t think of one I really use often. =P
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be naturally good at math! Would really, really help right now.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Jack Black Lip Balm
    9. What music have you been into lately? Same old.. just the usual 90′s R&B, 80′s-90′s Hip Hop.. but lots of slow jams lately!!
    10. Weekly goals: Well my goal for Tuesday night is to be done with my 2 essays, read 3 chapters of my history book, take my online test, finish college apps, and sleep. I need sleep. My goal for the week is to eat better and more regularly -been way too busy to even eat/sleep!

    Have a lovely week Karen. =)

  52. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Alright.
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I can’t choose just one :$ Jessica Simpson black leather knee high boots with fold over cuff. Worn with the cuff up, they become thigh boots. Worn down, I look like I could be a pirate. Worn slouched, they look fab with a pair of jeggings. Second fave are ancient sand Ugg boots. They’re just warm and cozy.
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Ages ago. I made french onion soup, bread, quiche, salad and a dessert of some sort. Otherwise, I do help my mom out for her dinner parties, making dessert or something else.
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Yea!
    5. Do you color your hair? Yes, I just went from caramel with summer blonde highlights to all caramel. My natural color is black. ;) I did try doing it myself, however I gave up after awhile. I go to a stylist now.
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t have a drugstore blush :$ I had one years ago from Maybelline that was a dusty rose.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would have a different job.
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Mascara
    9. What music have you been into lately? Nothing stands out actually
    10. Weekly goals: Get some resumes out there and start changing my life.
    Christy recently posted … Urban Decay BoS Vol III NYC Review &amp Swatches

  53. Andreea says:

    1. Mood: Thrilled, going to Japan!

    2. Your favorite fall boots? Timberland boots

    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes, for my BFF and her hubbie.

    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Should.be.forbidden.

    5. Do you color your hair? Sometimes I get abit darker.

    6. Favorite drugstore blush? None, stick to expensive makes me beautiful!

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? More patience.

    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Concealercreme!

    9. What music have you been into lately? We share the same taste ;-)

    10. Weekly goals: Get all done and being well prepared; an important presentation; write a lot.
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  54. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Great. Just got back from LA
    2. Your favorite fall boots? I am trying to find a pair now…
    3. Have you ever thrown a dinner party? Yes
    4. Turtleneck sweaters — yea or nay? Yea
    5. Do you color your hair? I used to. Now I am too lazy
    6. Favorite drugstore blush? I don’t use blush. I look like a clown when I try to apply it.
    7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Stop procrastinating
    8. What’s one beauty product you couldn’t live without? Moisturizer
    9. What music have you been into lately? Sleigh bells
    10. Weekly goals: Eat right, gym

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