Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Nov. 21

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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. 195. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. I’m okay… Just okay. I had a nightmare last night (abandonment was the theme), and it’s been lingering with me all morning. I just got off a nice phone call with my mom, though, and feel a lot better. No one can comfort me like my mom…

  3. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
  4. Pecan pie! OOH! And stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans… I could go on. I usually like the sides more than the actual turkey.

  5. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
  6. MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. After not using it regularly for a while, I was recently reminded why I love it so much. It’s lightweight, buildable, doesn’t give me breakouts, and I can get away with using very little and still achieve great coverage.

    I really appreciate being able to build it up to cover my trouble spots, or go sheerer by spritzing my MAC 188 skunk brush with MAC Fix+ before applying it on the areas where I don’t need as much coverage.

    On top of all that, it stays put all day long. Bravo.

  7. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
  8. The boys (El Hub and Tabs). Without ‘em I’d be a certified crazy pants (in case you’re wondering, that’s the clinical term).

  9. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
  10. Working with MAC to create EvRev was a pretty awesome surprise.

  11. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
  12. Yesterday while I was waiting in line at Target. I got to talking with an older gentleman waiting in front of me. He was there buying Christmas presents for his seven grandkids, and after he’d paid for his things, he got one of those long strings of coupons from the register, glanced at them, and then looked at my cart, smiled and said, “Here, I think you can use this one.”

    It was a small gesture, but very sweet. :)

  13. Gloves or mittens?
  14. Gloves. You just never know when you’ll need to be able to use your fingers to pinch the crap out of someone, and mittens interfere with proper pinching technique… Yes, I speak from experience.

  15. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
  16. Star stickers! I print out a simple calendar, post it on the fridge, and then place a star sticker next to the days when I make progress toward my goal.

    What’s great is that it works even better as the stars accumulate over time.

  17. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
  18. Not yet. My 20-year is coming up soon (!), but I’ve kept in touch with my best friends from school.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To get in at least three runs before T-Day, to take a ton of drool-worthy food pics, and to eat an entire pie!

Yesterday El Hub and I grabbed some Vietnamese food for lunch, and while we were at the restaurant, I had a dollop of that Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. You know the one I’m talking about, right? The rooster sauce?

I’ve steered clear of it for years, but I guess I felt a little adventurous yesterday, and I’m glad I did.

I’m not really a spicy food person, but I forgot how delicious that stuff is (in moderation). The burn builds up over time, instead of just hitting your taste buds right off the bat, so I can take it as long as I’m careful about how much I use.

We used to keep a bottle in the house for El Hub, who loves hot food, but we got rid of it once after he OD’d.

In music news, did you to watch the AMA Awards last? I’m kinda bummed because I totally forgot they were on. I was so busy watching the zombie melodrama on The Walking Dead that the AMA’s slipped my mind.

Not AMA related, but I’ve been listening to Uncharted by Sara Bareilles a lot lately. It just makes me feel so…good. And the video’s such a crackup.

Now without further ado, 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. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
7. Gloves or mittens?
8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
10. Weekly goals:

Please smile today. :) And I hope you have a great week!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Great! Just finished up a fun, unexpected lunch with my grandmother-in-law.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? The good ol’ Campbell’s green bean casserole. Hands off my French fried onions.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Anastasia brow powder duos! Without them, I’d be scrawny.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My little boy saying “eeze,” “tank oo,” and “wellum” for “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome.”
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? I was given a full set of Le Metier de Beaute skincare–completely unexpected and luxurious!
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? A lovely MakeupAlley member just sent me a shadow that’s been a longtime wish-list item of mine. Made my month!
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves. Need fingers.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I promise myself ice cream!
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Nope. I didn’t even know about mine! It was small, Facebook organized, and hardly anyone went (I hear).
    10. Weekly goals: Begin Christmas shopping before Black Friday hits…be reasonable about the amount of green bean casserole I eat…enjoy the time with family and friends!

  2. BeccaTheCyborg says:

    Mmm, Sriracha sauce. That’s the first condiment I buy when I move, and it’s an emergency when I run out.

  3. Caitlin says:

    1. Mood: Pretty content despite the fact that I only had three hours of sleep and its Monday and I just had to spend $500 to fix my car haha
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Hmm not a big fan of Thanksgiving dinner…maybe mashed potatoes?
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Concealer! I use about four different types on my face at any given time haha
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? Having a loving boyfriend and a wonderful family
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Receiving a very substantial scholarship that I did not even apply for
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Last weekend when parking downtown someone gave me their all day pass and saved me $10/hour for parking! It totally made my day
    7. Gloves or mittens? Depends on the weather. Where I live it gets REALLY cold so sometimes mittens are necessary because they are generally warmer but gloves are much more convenient.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Reward myself with shopping trips :)
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? I only finished high school 5 years ago so not yet
    10. Weekly goals: Get most of my Christmas shopping done, start working on my final projects for school, try to find a way to enjoy the snow

  4. Marina says:

    1. Mood: I am tired, is that even a mood? ;-)
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Prertty much everything )))
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Cream highlighter and blush (yeah, I know that’s two)
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My family!
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Gosh. Great question, I don’t even know…
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Last week actually, I was really grateful for that!
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? When I think about the final results I want to keep on moving forward!
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Only one but that was enough…
    10. Weekly goals:

  5. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Excited because there’s only three days of school this week and then it’s Thanksgiving time! :D Also, wanted to say that I love that you posted that video of the Sara Careilles song! The other girl in the still preview is Tegan Quin from the band Tegan and Sara (different Sara :P) and I love them X3

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? I used to be REALLY into mashed potatoes but now I love the savory stuffing :3

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? I love eyeshadow! I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with the ombre effect :D I see a lot of ombre eye looks in my holiday future :D

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My family, definitely. Even though we can all drive each other crazy sometimes, the love and support all these years have been unwavering.

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Probably that I was able to get over the heartbreak of my first love. I was really into this guy for 3 years and it fell apart really badly. I was afraid it was going to wreck me pretty badly in the emotional sense, but I can honestly say that I’m happier now than I’ve ever been.

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? One time I let an older gentleman go in front of me in line for coffee because I heard him saying that he had to rush to attend a conference on my campus. He ended up buying me my chai tea latte as a way of saying thank you X3

    7. Gloves or mittens? As much as I absolutely think mittens are adorable, gloves let me poke people :)

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Remember everything big that I’ve accomplished in the past to remind myself that I am capable of whatever I’m trying to do.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? I’ve only been out of high school for almost four years XD I still keep in contact with my good friends though!

    10. Weekly goals: Make it through the next two days of school and have a great Thanksgiving with the fam :D I want to make dessert and cinnamon whipped cream from scratch :3

  6. Rengirl says:

    1. Mood: Bliss. It’s a short work-week – I just have to be in the office today and after that, I get to spend the rest of the week with my family.

    2. Fave Tgiving side: my husband makes the most irresistible cranberry sauce. All other foods are a mere delivery system for this sauce and I put it on everything.

    3. Thankful beauty: this is a hard one because I’ve been having a lot of luck with products lately! I guess I’m going to say pure rose oil. I emulsify a few drops on my hands and pat it over my skin after apply an AHA moisturizer and I must say that my skin has been amazing since I started doing this.

    4. Thankful non-beauty: my family obviously but if we’re talking material things, my iPhone hands-down. It helps me enjoy and manage my life – I use it for everything from staying healthy, connected to friends and enjoying books.

    5. Big surprise: 4 months ago, I saw an inspiring before/after fitness video on youtube and finally decided to get off my butt. And now here I am wearing my pre-pregnancy clothes. I had no idea making some key life changes would make such a big difference (especially since the changes weren’t even that big).

    6. ROAK: I’m not sure…

    7. Gloves or mittens? Mittens. Just because they are cuter.

    8. Motivation: I take a fitness test with my Wii fit on a regular basis. It keeps a chart of my progress and seeing the changes this way keeps me going.

    9. HS reunion: I missed mine. I may go to the next one… I’m not sure. I’m not big on looking back on high school.

    10. Weekly goal: take it easy on the eating and do the 20 minute shred every day this week.

  7. Katie says:

    1. Mood: I feel great. I’m meeting a friend for lunch in an hour!
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? I die for mashed potatoes with loads of gravy.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? It’s foundation for me, too. Or skincare products. You can take away all of my makeup, but anything that achieves “flawless” skin is important.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? Everything, really. I complain about how stressful life is, but I never take anyone or anything for granted.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? College acceptance letters I got in May. Over the course of this year, though, I would say it’s been seeing my self-assurance/confidence grow. It’s evident in little things, like the way I dress, walk, talk.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? A housemate offered, out of nowhere, to drive me back home after school lets out for the holidays. That was really generous.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves!
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I think of the feeling I get after achieving it. (Or, like some above said, treat myself to something delicious!)
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Nope! I graduated just 2-3 years ago.
    10. Weekly goals: Get some brainstorming & outlining done for some essays! Sigh, the semester is ending and things are getting heavy…

    Have a great week, everyone!

    Talkin’ about Walkin’ Dead!
    1) I get that Maggie was angry at Lori for sending Glenn out to get her items, but is it really Lori’s fault that she got attacked? Considering her family’s barn situation, I hope this opens up her eyes to the fact that Walkers are dangerous. It just came across as…disingenuous?
    2) I found it SO hilarious that Andrea got, ahem, turned on by killing zombies. She and Shane had a lot of sexual tension over the season. You could totally tell, LOL.
    3) Dale’s confrontation with Shane was so badly timed. He had the right intention in confronting Shane, but the timing (right after Shane was with Andrea? Looks like jealousy.) and way he did it (alone, instead of with the rest of the group) was wrong.
    4) Lori’s decision was tough. Her conversation with Rick made me really empathize. :(

  8. Shannon says:

    1. Mood: Excited!! Along with everyone else I am excited for a short work week.

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Yams and stuffing hands down. I could go without the rest of the food, but cannot get enough stuffing and yams.

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Moisturizer. Especially in the winter my skin is so dry it is uncomfortable. Right now I am loving MAC’s Studio Moisture Creme. It gives my skin just the right amount of moisture.

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? Definitely my family and friends.

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Learning that with a little patience and discipline I can afford to buy my first home.

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Not sure.

    7. Gloves or mittens? Mittens, I love the cozy warm feeling.

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I try to imagine myself where I want to be. It helps me to work through tough moments when I can keep my bigger goals in mind.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    I have not been out of school long enough.

    10. Weekly goals: Smile more, remember all that I have been blessed with, and start running again.
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  9. shonda says:

    1. Mood: stressed, so much to do and not enough hours in the day to do everything
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? mac and cheese, dressing, cranberry sauce
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? my revlon certainly red lipstick. i wear it all the time
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? sex and the city. those ladies always know how to cheer me up
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? my own office at work
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? i really can’t remember. which is sad
    7. Gloves or mittens? mittens. don’t know why. I just like them.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? drink coffee out of my wonder woman cup. She always motivates me.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? i haven’t had one yet. I graduated in 2003.
    10. Weekly goals: to keep as calm as possible, to drink more water, to watch my portion size, start doing yoga again

  10. JoJo says:

    1. Mood: Yawns!
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Scallop Potatoes yum yum
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil use it with and kind of foundation :)
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? The breathe of life
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Giving birth to my second son 9 months ago (my blessing)
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Hmm
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves more classy :D
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? To keep myself motivated I always treat myself for a great accomplishment
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Nope! Soon though
    10. Weekly goals: Soak fruits for my fruit cake..so how I can’t never soak the fruits in time

  11. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Good! Happy!
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? stuffing…..mmmmmmm
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Latisse. It revived my disappearing eyelashes
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? The 2 birthmothers who placed my kids for adoption. Without them, I’d never have been a mom. If they had made a different decision my kids wouldn’t be here.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? I’m surprised at how great I feel physically. I didn’t think it was possible to become fit again at my age.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Yesterday. Hubs and kids surprised me by doing some housecleaning while I was at the grocery store: )
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves. Black leather gloves
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Watch and listen to other people who have achieved the goals I’m striving to achieve.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? I’ve been to all of them. My next will be my 40th : O
    10. Weekly goals: I’m going to take it easy this week.

    • Wendy says:

      Oh, I love Latisse! It’s a liquid miracle and works even with less frequent applications. I can’t apply it every night or my eyes look red and swollen.

      How sweet and loving that you are thankful for your children’s birthmothers. You sound like an amazing mother and person! Have happy, restorative Thanksgiving.

  12. Nina says:

    1. Mood: weird. i had bad dreams last night. ive noticed that when i watch scary stuff, i almost always get weird dreams. im looking at you – american horror story and the walking dead!

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? im a side girl — i love mashed potatoes, corn casserole and dessert!

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — eyeshadow and eyeliner and that my hair has gotten longer and healthier.

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? good health for me and my family and the love that surrounds me everyday!

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? we’re actually cooking more and eating out less. that was one of our resolutions to begin 2011, and im happy we’ve stuck to it!

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? saturday at the grocery store. i couldnt reach a bottle of something on the shelf and a taller girl grabbed it and handed it to me!

    7. Gloves or mittens? gloves.

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? the promise of weekend!

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? i havent.

    10. Weekly goals: make it to wednesday, cook up a storm and chill for the long weekend!

  13. Advah says:

    1. Mood: Grossed out and fragile (yes, that’s a mood). A friend took me on what turned out to be a Sneaky Date yesterday and was extremely pushy. I might never feel clean ever again and I sure never want to hear from that idiot again.

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Still have to experience a proper Thanksgiving!

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Facial oils. That Trilogy rosehip oil is ah-mazing. And coupled with the Nude Hydrating Water, I got so many comments on how glowy my skin looks.

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My best friend! She listens to be moan, cheers me up and motivates me like no one else! (well, my parents are pretty good at that too)

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Getting to work with a brilliant artist whose work I just love then somehow also interviewing him. It was a good summer. :)

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? I asked the person who teaches meditation at my yoga studio where I could find the beads we use in class, and she just handed me the ones she had in hand and gave me a hug. I totally teared up.

    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves, I can never find mittens that are small enough for me. Plus mittens make my fingers feel kinda claustrophobic.

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? It sounds corny but I got into meditation lately. At first it feels like I’m wasting my time, but I leave feeling my brain is rested and feels like taking on new challenges.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Nope, my high school doesn’t do reunions. And I’m in touch with the people I was friends with at the time.

    10. Weekly goals: Get over that sneaky date sickness, exercise once a day (hello, Jillian!)and make it through my to do list (two articles and one job application).

    Karen – sorry to hear about your bad dream! I hate when they leave a weird feeling for the rest of the day. :(

  14. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Honestly, a little overwhelmed. As much as I love the holidays, they really are difficult for me. To make sure everyone gets enough family time, two Thanksgiving dinners in one day is a bit much. But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do!
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? My MIL’s gravy is to die for, I could literally take a bath in it. My Mom’s stuffing makes my heart race. My pecan pie should be worshipped!
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? China Glaze nail polish, I love the colors and the quality. I’m a nail polish whore, I’m cool with that.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My husband and children, they give me purpose. And coffee, which helps me handle the husband and children!
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? My friendships have gotten so much stronger and deeper this year, I’ve always thought of my friends as family, but I can honestly say that blood is not thicker than water!
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Every day, I have a Kindergartener, and those kids come up to me every day and give me a hug and tell me that they love me. You can’t be down in the dumps when one of those beautiful souls tell you they love you.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves! I like to have control over all my fingers!
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Small rewards, a new bottle of nail polish, a trip to Starbucks, new sneakers, that kind of thing.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Yes! I went to my 10th in 2003 and it was sooooo fun! I really really enjoyed myself. That was in the days before Facebook, and it was hard to keep in contact with everyone. I went to a tiny high school, 65 kids in our graduating class. Now with Facebook, it’s much easier to keep in touch. But it’s still way more fun to see everyone in person.
    10. Weekly goals: Make my killer pecan pies for Thanksgiving, clean up my kitchen afterwards. Easy peasy!

  15. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A bit frazzled. Tomorrow is my presentation. I hope my brain can contain all this info.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?: Potatoes: in any form, and cranberry sauce.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?: Tea tree oil. My skin really loves it.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?: My youth. I have a lot of time to accomplish many things. :)
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?: Getting into Columbia! I’m still so proud of myself.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?: When the boyfriend bought me a doughnut- unasked.
    7. Gloves or mittens?: Gloves
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?: Break up difficult tasks by watching a little TV or reading blogs. It helps to take a break.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?: I should have a mini one at my house by January. It will just be the people who were in my honors program.
    10. Weekly goals: Job search, email photographers, start my final projects for school.

  16. Linnea says:

    Karen! I recently rediscovered Sara, and most of her songs are so cheerful. Plus I’m totally on the same page as you about Sriracha .. I’m not really into hot food, but something about this stuff makes is all better.

    1. Mood: Okay. Yup, just okay. Have a lingering headache and am getting a bit tired of reading the monster document that I’m in charge of(which is step 1 of 7 of things that have a deadline on Thursday :()
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? I would have to say Mashed Potatoes. So good, and I don’t have them very often. They must have gravy on them though!
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Shu eyelash curler. Some days its the only thing that makes me look alive!
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My boy. He continually surprises me on how considerate and wonderful he is.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? That moving in with the boy has worked so well!
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Today! Microwaved my pasta lunch.. and then dropped it all over the flow. Coworker gave me some of her lunch.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Mittens. Gloves aren’t warm enough for where I live, k?
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I’m not great at keeping myself motivated, but I continually think “anything is better than nothing”
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? No. But then again, we just had our “5″ year, and nothing was organized, so I guess we’re not there yet!
    10. Weekly goals: Work out! Go to class tonight, and bust out some great work.

  17. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Silly :-P I’ve been goofing off with my friends on Facebook for the past hour.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? STUFFING!!
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Amazing Cosmetics – Amazing Concealer. It’s like a LBD for my eyes. Covers everything and makes me look good :-)
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? Family members who have helped us out recently in a crisis. Nice to know there are people who are truly generous.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? How much Zumba has changed my body and my workout routine. I got my Instructor certification this past weekend and I’M PSYCHED TO START TEACHING ZUMBA! :-)
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? My credit card declined at Subway the other day. I definitely had money in my acct but there was something wrong with their machine. I didn’t have any cash so I was forced to walk away but the gentleman behind me offered to buy my lunch. I thought that was so nice.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Mittens :-) I’ve been a figure skater since I was in 5th grade and I always had mittens.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Watch a video of Shakira and her abs.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Yes! Went to my 5 yr reunion. Was kinda lame actually.
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t overeat on Thursday, keep my workout schedule in spite of the holiday, and keep working on the scarf I’m knitting for my daughter for Christmas.

    Happy Monday all <3

    ps- Umm….the Walking Dead last night…rated TVMA for sexual situations….what's up Shane? lol

  18. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Fit, I did some Just Dance.

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
    No Thanksgiving for this European!

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    Concealer. Makes my dark undereye circles and blemishes fade away like it’s magic.

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    My education, for giving me the opportunity to try and do my best, even though I don’t qualify the proper training.

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
    My summerjob as an entertainer in a showteam was such a succes that the company asked me again for next summerholiday!

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
    A week or so ago. I wanted to purchase some book, but I didn’t have enough money. So the boy behind the cash desk gave me a discount so I could still purchase my book. That was so sweet!

    7. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves! Who wears mittens besides kids?

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
    Set goals, achieve them and reward myself.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    No, I never had one, can you believe it?!! ..or maybe they just forgot me.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Do something about school, one/two hour(s) homework a day. Get some cheap theatre makeup that I need for an event on December 1st.
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  19. Shannon says:

    1. Mood: Kind of pooped. I didn’t get enough sleep this weekend. And I have a lot of homework waiting for me when I get home from work… sigh.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? probably mashed potatoes. the garlicky kind.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Dry shampoo! That stuff saves my hiney all the time.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My wonderful husband and family!
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? getting an ipad for work! aaaw yeah.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? I don’t specifically remember any instances… it’s always thoughtful when someone holds the door open for you. That happens occasionally.
    7. Gloves or mittens?
    Totally depends on the situation. I like mittens for warmth, but fingerless gloves or mittens are best for the finger dexterity.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? …hm. that’s a good question. Probably list-keeping. And checking things off. That’s always exciting.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Nope. Didn’t actually go to high school. Homeschoolers FTW! :)
    10. Weekly goals: blarg. To get through tomorrow and then to chill the eff out. I am SO excited for Thanksgiving and not working.

  20. Vonvon says:

    1) mood: knackered, brain fried from overwork, yes, but not from housework. So, that makes me happy and have a great sense of achievement, though it’s still far from finish.

    2) errr…..the cranberry sauce? Lol! And I am gonna try making my first own cranberry sauce this Thursday. Hehe!

    3) beauty related stuff I am thankful for….. Guerlain Meteorites! Can always fake a great complexion with it, and get that glow!

    4) It’s not a thing, but a person. My late father who had given me a good life and good education, not only my medical school, but also educated me in many things in life, and now I am where I am today, all because of him. :) amidst the tears…….

    5) nothing really….

    6) don’t really remember……

    7) gloves, though I have some cute mittens. ;)

    8) work, and more work. Crazy, I know. But once I complete a work, or a blog post, I am motivated to do more!

    9) yes, went to my 10th year reunion and that was 5 years ago. Another 5 years, may be someone will organize a 20th year?

    10) finish off some work by Wed, and off to a nice dinner. Then, Thu cook for Thanksgiving dinner, and weekend, some rest, and may be more work!
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  21. Ariel says:

    1. Mood: happy
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
    I can’t have one dish without the others. Have to have turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    Dior holiday collections!
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    My boyfriend’s cooking. It’s taco night!
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
    Graduating with my master’s degree in art history and actually getting a job in my field
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
    I can’t remember!
    7. Gloves or mittens?
    I was all about gloves, but my aunt just gave me some handmade cashmere-lined mittens. So soft!
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
    Make lists and plans to keep on track
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    Nope, but I will go to my college reunions.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish everything on my work to-do list before the end of Wednesday.

  22. Jenna says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Late night party with my friends (we didn’t go to sleep until 5 am!) on Saturday, homework late last night. But I am optimistic at the thought of not having a lot to to tonight.
    2. Thanksgiving food: Definitely turkey with cranberry sauce on top. Ok, and the cheesy potato hot dish my mom makes for both sides of the family’s holiday meals.
    3.One beauty related thing you’re thankful for: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Eyeliner. I am not too good with eyeliner, but this stuff’s a breeze to put on, and it stays on my oily eyelids all day.
    4. One non beauty related thing you’re thankful for: My mom and dad. And my friends, at both schools. And my rabbits and dog. Ok, and maybe my brothers…
    5. Biggest surprise so far this year: Probably getting a piano.
    6. Last time you were a recipient of a random act of kindness: Well, this is the last time I remember, and I don’t know if it counts, but once, in the spring, I think, I was walking home, going up the hill, and it was raining pretty bad and I was just wearing a sweatshirt and jeans, and a man in a car who was driving up stopped and offered me his umbrella. I turned him down, because I was almost home, but I still thought that was nice. People don’t do things like that anymore, it seems.
    7. Gloves or Mittens: Mittens are warmer, but gloves tend to look prettier, like they accentuate your fingers. But I think if I were choosing from a practical sense, I’d choose mittens. Or better yet, those mittens that are actually gloves with a mitten part over the top.
    8.One thing you do to keep yourself motivated: Well, from the homework perspective, while I’m doing my homework I like to listen to “Scarlett Glasses” by Mark Salling and “Genie in my Dreams” by Sharon Little on repeat. They are very energizing. Also, I will sometimes time myself. Like, I will do APUSH (AP US History) homework for 25 minutes and then read or something for 5 minutes.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions: Well, considering I’m still in high school…no.
    10. Weekly goals: Get caught up on my APUSH homework. Then read the 5 library books in my room that are 2 weeks overdue.

  23. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Content, but anxious for my Sociology professor to post my final exam online tonight so I can get it done and focus on Thanksgiving preparations tomorrow.

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
    ~I looovvveee the turkey, stuffing, Chi Chi’s cornbread, and sweet potatoes.

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    ~Hmmm….I would have to say what I use for zits (exfoliating face wash, retinol, and my zit cream). I don’t feel very pretty with zits and it means when I go out I have to do concealer and foundation (sometimes I do like the make-up free look….if I don’t have to look good to go somewhere, I am perfectly happy being bare-faced and in sweats).

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    ~My fiance/family. I appreciate them and love them more every day.

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
    ~Finding out that I do have the strength to move on to this next career goal. I thought when filling out the applications that some things I have been through would hold me back, but I realized that it only makes me stronger and that I will be very good at this job because of them. Also, getting engaged this year was something of a surprise.

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
    ~Whenever my fiance helps me around the house or makes dinner. In my job I do not expect people to give back. Sure, I’ll nearly pass out from not eating for 12 hours, but patient care to me comes first….can’t stop ‘em from coming in the ER just so I can eat or pee.

    7. Gloves or mittens?
    ~Gloves. Mittens are cute but I can’t do anything while wearing them.

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
    ~I think of what I could do after I get it done, whether it’s a work day at one of my 2 ER’s, or schoolwork. I also think of what could happen if I don’t get it done. I’m not one who can live with guilt for very long.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    ~I’m only 23 so it hasn’t happened yet. I have met former classmates though in the unlikeliest of places – work, in my hometown, etc.

    10. Weekly goals: Get this damn Sociology test over and done with tonight (or early tomorrow morning), clean the house before Thanksgiving, and make sure everything is ready for Thanksgiving.

  24. Suri says:

    1. Mood:Good. I got the rest I needed this weekend and things are finally looking up at work.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? I am all about the turkey breast, cranberry and Pumpkin pie!
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Tarte maracuja creaseless concealer. That sucka works.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My hubby and friends. They make me laugh like no one else and support me just like my own family.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Getting an out of classroom position. My principal saw that I was a hard worker and really praised my teaching skills. She truly believes I can work with at risk students and help them succeed and that feels really good.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? I was leaving work and my good friend and mentor just stopped and gave me a hug. It was exactly what I needed at that moment.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves. I need access to all my fingers at all times.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Get a pep talk from my hubby. He always makes me feel better.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? No. Our hs closed down and most of my hs peeps have kept in touch thru FB but we weren’t able to arrange a reunion that worked for everyone.
    10. Weekly goals: Cook a side dish and a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, eat a lot and enjoy the time off with my family.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  25. Kate says:

    1. Mood:
    Satisfied after a good day. Productive at work, awaiting the arrival of my husband so we can watch Monday Night Football with homemade buffalo wings!
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
    Whiskey glazed carrots and green bean casserole…mmm.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    Compliments on my appearance. I know it’s a little silIy but I can be too critical about flaws and when someone says I look nice or they love my lipstick or hair, it reminds me to focus on and appreciate my best features!
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    My husband and my family.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
    Finally thinking that I might be ready to start a family and actually feeling like a grown-up.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
    A few days ago…a coworker brought in a magazine just because she thought I would like it.
    7. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves! Mittens are impossible to do anything in.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
    Remind myself of the goal….eyes on the prize!
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    Nope….I missed last year’s because it was over Thanksgiving and I was traveling.
    10. Weekly goals: Get back on my exercise bike. I’ve been slacking.

  26. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: stressed! I have a ton of work to do this week.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? My mom’s bread dressing. I guess it’s like stuffing, but she always just makes it on the side.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Quick-dry top coat. I paint my nails a lot, and it would be a huge pain without it.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My boy. I met him just before I started grad school across the country, and luckily he was willing to take the leap and move with me. It’s been 3 1/2 years and I’ve never regretted it.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Starting to feel like a real adult and thinking about marriage. Even a year ago, I never really considered it.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? It’s not random, but the boy bought me a new iPod out of the blue.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Turn off my internet connection!
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? No. I never got a high school degree, so I’m pretty sure I won’t get invited (long story).
    10. Weekly goals: Get as much work done as possible, but take breaks to exercise. Plus, make delicious food for Thursday :)

  27. Debra says:

    1. Mood: Mellow positive.

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? SIde — stuffing!

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Squalane. After prolonged usage, it has made my orbital eye area require far less moisturizing and fine lines are fine.

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? Love from hubby and children, or I’d be the abandonment nightmare!

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Achieving several major long-term goals and being able to let go of them and move on to newer ones.

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? At the post office about a month ago I was treated like a real lady by an elderly gent. No, I was treated like a young lady.

    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves, although I have short fingers and the finger slots are always too long.

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I have a few affirmations that come in handy. Today was, “Be patient and everyting that you need will come to you.”

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? No.

    10. Weekly goals: Several books on my reading table to continue with; floor exercises (as in days of old), and giving thanks for this year’s blessings.

  28. I just wanted to tell you that I love the rooster sauce! =D I smiled when I saw that so I definitely smiled today =)

    Happy you got to speak w/your mom and feel better. The things that moms do!

  29. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Happy to be home.

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Broccoli casserole topped with crushed potato chips. Mmmmmm

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? Thankfully, I was able to return Chanel’s new #6 foundation brush when I discovered Shiseido’s foundation brush! Was using my fingers to apply Chanel Perfection Lumiere until the Chanel makeup artist at my local Nordstrom confided that she used Shiseido’s brush.

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? All the people in my life! I am so blessed with a loving family, caring friends, and thoughtful clients.

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? How much more freedom I have from owning my own business.

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? A elderly man standing ahead of me in line paid for my cup of coffee.

    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Take a little time for myself even if that means having to say no to others.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? No and no desire. I keep in touch with friends.

    10. Weekly goals: Eat, rest, relax and avoid shopping.

  30. Em says:

    1. Mood: Happy! Snow is coming, snow is coming, snow is coming….nothing gets me in a better mood than the first big snowfall of the year.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? I live in Canada, so we had thanksgiving a while ago, but I’m still dreaming about the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, the mashed potatoes…I couldn’t pick just one.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? I’m INCREDIBLY thankful for Clinque’s Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer. I would be truly lost without it. I also adore by Body Shop brushes, my Rosewater lotion from Crabtree and Evelyn, my MAC Redwod A** lisptick, this cinnamon lipgloss i picked up for $2 at Forever 21 that smells AMAZING…
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? Definitely Bell TV, my favorite authors, and all my wonderful friends.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Probably winning the Film Festival this week! I was the youngest applicant and i’m sooo proud :))
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Well, today my BFFs gave me a major confidence boost.. It“s amazing how one small word can make you feel a million times better.
    7. Gloves or mittens? I love those hybrid things with the fingerless gloves that can be turned into into mittens. You can text, and then warm your hands up! I have many pairs.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? Listen to music. If I have a good playlist to listen to, I can do anything.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Since I’m still in high school, not exactly.
    10. Weekly goals: BASK IN THE WONDERFULLNES THAT IS SNOW!!

  31. jen. says:

    Mmm…. sriracha!

    1. Mood: Excited! Just bought a turkey… cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time ever.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmm. Also, apple-cherry pie (though I could happily eat them any time of year).
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? NARS lipstick in Flamenco. It’s my new favorite red. I still love MAC Russian Red, but Flamenco is easier to wear (no lipliner, etc)
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My pup. I’m sooooooo happy I got him this year!
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? Job-related stuff. This is the first year in awhile I can say I honestly love my job.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? My best friend from undergrad sent me a box of awesomeness.
    7. Gloves or mittens? Mittens. I have an amazing gnome pair that I knitted (if I do say so myself). I’m currently working on a pair with fish on it.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I have an app on my ipod that keeps track of various things and gives you a green square if you do it, red if you don’t. It’s dorky but it helps! (It’s called Way of Life)
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? No. My ten year was last year and I skipped it.
    10. Weekly goals: Run 3 more times this week. Make an awesome Thanksgiving feast.

  32. Macha says:

    1. Mood:
    Better now… the day started with me getting a flat tire on my bike on my way to work at 5am. As if getting out of bed before 5am isn’t bad enough! Luckily, I got to come home to my a relaxing evening with my boyfriend.
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
    I loooove sweet potaoes! And pecan pie!!!
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    That I have good genes coming from both the ‘rents and never had to deal with horrible acne growing up.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    For my boyfriend Steven and to us living together. The day after Thanksgiving we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first date. On Thanksgiving night ten years ago we had our first of many 6+hr conversations. In our time together we have spend nearly eight years as a long distance couple with college and family matters keeping us apart. We have now lived together for a little over a year and although we argue over who’s turn it is to do the dishes I have never felt so complete and happy. Steven is truly my soul mate.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?
    I interviewed for a promotion at work. I definitively psyched myself out afterwords and thought that I completely bombed it. The very next day I was offered the position.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
    My boyfriend and I live not-so-close to family. A family friend of Steven’s invited us to come to Thanksgiving Dinner with her family who lives closer to us.
    7. Gloves or mittens?
    I like mittens more myself because I think that they keep my fingers warmer. However, I like the kind of finger less gloves that have the mitten tops that flip over.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
    This is something that I need to work on doing a better job at. My motivations for most things has been diminishing =C
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    My ten year reunion is coming up next year. I was especially awkward in HS. I had just moved to the US from Mexico and had a little bit of a hard time adjusting. I made a couple of great friends with whom I am still in contact with— if they make it back I guess I will give it a try too.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Make it thru Wednesday!

  33. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: hanging in there! One… more… day…

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?: We never went all-out on Thanksgiving, but my favorite thing that my mom would make is potato leek soup and broccoli and ham quiche.

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?: My hair is in great shape (if that’s beauty related), I don’t use any heat drying or styling or anything, and the worst I do to it is darken it every few months and trim my bangs. Long hair for life!

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?: My education.

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year?: That I got into a grad program. It was reallllllly tough this year, and after I was denied from 6 (!!!) schools and waitlisted for one (that I didn’t even want to apply to in the first place but was talked into), I was under the impression I wouldn’t get in any place. Luckily I did! This program only has a 10% acceptance rate, and in my field you need a master’s or ph.d. to practice.

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?: Just last Thursday :)

    7. Gloves or mittens?: I love those half gloves with the mitten part you can unfasten and cover your finger tips!

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?: Take a break and do something that makes me happy (e.g. knitting or embroidery). It seems counterproductive, but I tend to get really un-motivated and discouraged when I work way too much.

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?: No. Never, ever. I was so happy to leave that school, and have only remained close with two people from it.

    10. Weekly goals: Cook a delicious meal on Thursday and stay as far away as humanly possible from the parade in Herald Sq. It is miserable in real life.

  34. Adrienne says:

    Karen, you do NOT look old enough to be going to a twenty year reunion!!

    1. Mood: 
    Not bad. Work was rough, but beforehand I got some great deals at a Ross clothing store. Calvin Klein dress for $20, woohoo! Plus I found half a bottle of José Cuervo when I was cleaning, so I’m having some drinks while watching Jim Sturgess eye candy in the movie 21 :) (Apparently my kitty Daphne takes after her momma, she keeps trying to sneak licks of margarita!)

    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side?
    I’m part Greek, so we always have Spanikopita and Baklava, both of which my mom makes THE best, no competition! I’m really gonna miss it this year, I’m staying home so I can work black Friday and not have to deal with traveling 

    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    Ughh… Foundation! Without it I’d never have the courage to step out of the house!

    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for?
    My parents. I don’t show my appreciation much, and I’m never as good to them as I should be, but they’ve really always been there for me, and someday I’ll find the right way to tell them that I’d be lost and floundering without them. 

    5. What’s been the biggest surprise  for you so far this year?
    How cool and comfortable all my friends were when I was like “umm, so you know how I was straight… Yeah I have a girlfriend now” :) And how amazingly supportive her religious mom has been to us :)

    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness?
    Someone let me go ahead of them at Target when I only had one item, cant remember a better example…

    7. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves!! Though when it’s super cold I pull my fingers in and ball them up so my gloves are basically mittens 

    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated?
    Holding off on things I want to save them as rewards, and guilt tripping myself (get that from a Greek mother lol)

    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions?
    I actually just went to my 5 year this summer! It was on our class president’s farm. I’m from the sticks, bumble-eff nowhere, dirt-road country!! Haha. I’m totally a city girl at heart though, always have been :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Sneak in some overtime so I can get a good paycheck, lol!!

  35. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Good. I just saw my cousin who had her twins on Saturday morning. Sophia and Saraphina are a few weeks preemie, but are growing slowly but surely so they can come home for Christmas :)
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? yams and stuffing with a bit of gravy and cranberry sauce.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. Lasts for ages on and doesn’t move
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? The birth of Sophia and Saraphina. My cousin had an emergency c-section, nearly lost one of them, is bruised & sore, but wow are we all happy that so far everything is going to be ok :)
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? When my cousin told me she was having twins in August. I had no clue!
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Another driver politely tried to let me into his lane this afternoon. I wasn’t totally paying attention though..
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves, it’s easier to hold hands with my honey.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? For working out, I write down my scores or times. That way when I do the same workout, I can try to beat them. I also have pics of what I’ve looked like before. I can see the amount of muscle and strength I have; it keeps me going.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Yes I did. It was my 10 year a few years ago. It was snowing, so very few people showed up. Very few people who weren’t close to me didn’t recognize me.
    10. Weekly goals: Try to run a mile in 6 minutes. I’m getting there! Do some Grey Cup partying (Canadian football ;), make a chocolate pumpkin cake, and get some of my crochet scarves and hats up Ebay and Etsy. Write more!

    PS I loooove that rooster hot sauce. Easy on it though, they’re pretty high in sodium!
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  36. Karen B says:

    1. Mood: Happy, at ease
    2. Your favorite Thanksgiving entrée or side? Well, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Belgium. I like a good turkey though as that used to be our tradition for Christmas Eve dinner.
    3. What’s one thing — beauty related — you feel thankful for? mascara. Makes SUCH a difference. Oh and hair colour. Love my new dark copper.
    4. What’s one thing — non-beauty related — you feel thankful for? My wonderful classmates who totally understand me and why I love musical theatre. People like that are few and far between.
    5. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far this year? How I can keep going on very little sleep. My housemates have been so LOUD and at late hours and somehow I keep going.
    6. When was the last time you were the recipient of a random act of kindness? Two weeks ago. But it was a good one :)
    7. Gloves or mittens? Gloves. For no particular reason.
    8. What’s one thing you do to keep yourself motivated? I keep thinking about my goals, about where I want to be in a couple of years. Works like a charm.
    9. Have you ever been to one of your high school reunions? Nope. My high school only has 10-year reunions and I’ve only been out of high school for six years. I’ll have to be a bit more patient. Hehe.
    10. Weekly goals: study properly for my piano and singing exam, talk to the landlord about leaving, keep calm and relaxed and not let housemates egg me on.

  37. Sara says:

    Hi Karen, I’m interested — what is your star sticker system for rewarding yourself? It sounds like the kind of reward system I could really get in to!

  38. Mariana says:

    Mmmmm love me some sriracha!

  39. Kayleigh says:

    Hehhe my boyfriend LOVES that sauce! In fact it’s a bit of a cult favourite with a lot of people I know!! We have a “dirtier” nickname for it though! :p LOL!

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