Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Nov. 29

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Want some shave ice?

  1. Mood:
  2. Wide awake! I still haven’t adjusted to the time difference here (2 hrs), so I’ve been reading in the dark since 4:30…but at least I’ve got those jungle chickens to keep me company.

  3. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
  4. Hot tea on a cold night, my favorite pair of stretchy yoga pants, a bottle of Coca Cola with a veggie burger and fries…

  5. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
  6. My No. 1 makeup rule is to do what makes you happy. That goes for it all — color choices, application technique, brands, you name it.

  7. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
  8. Yea, within reason. I mean, they can’t be so that puffy that I look like a short brown Michelin Man. :)

  9. The best advice I ever received was_____.
  10. The best advice I’ve ever received was from an elderly woman named Lucy. She was my old landlady when I lived in that apartment in Mill Valley. Once she said to me, “You never feel ready for all the things life throws in your path, and if you sit around waiting to feel ready you could be waiting a really, really long time.”

  11. The best book you read this year:
  12. The Hunger Games, for sure.

  13. How was your Thanksgiving?
  14. It was nice, but I really missed my brother, my parents and Tabs. It’s always hard when everyone can’t be together in the same place.

  15. What’s the best and worst parts of your job?
  16. The best: being able to stretch my creative muscles without getting fired. The worst: self-imposed deadlines.

  17. I wish I had a hair product that _____.
  18. I could spritz on for perfect bangs in 10 seconds flat!

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Have a good trip back home to Cali, play with Tabs as much as possible, get back in my regular working groove, and put up a Christmas tree.

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



1. Mood:
2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
6. The best book you read this year:
7. The best and worst parts of your job?
8. How was your Thanksgiving?
9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
10. Weekly goals:

I hope you have a great week, my friend, and that December gets off to a great start. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Audrey says:

    OMG, I just started reading the Hunger Games trilogy last week!!!! I’m in the middle of Catching Fire now. Dude, this series is stressing me out! I can’t believe this is for young adults. I will need a super fluffy chick lit book after I’m done.

    Also, only 2hrs diff? Does Hawaii not recognize daylight savings?

    Have a great day!

  2. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: good but a bit stressed! The end of the quarter always kills me.
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Swimming, good beer, my boy :)
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. It should be fun, but appropriate to the situation.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? I like them, but I’ve never really been able to pull them off.
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Do what you love, and the money will follow.
    6. The best book you read this year: I totally devoured the Hunger Games trilogy in about a week. Amazing!
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? I love the schedule (I wake up around 8:30), and that I can work anywhere. But, being able to work anywhere is also the worst part – it feels like I’m never really done working.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Excellent! And low-key, just the way I like it.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Made my hair sleek and smooth without styling. Living Proof’s No Frizz is pretty close, though.
    10. Weekly goals: finish up my current project, start revising my paper, and get enough sleep!

  3. Marina says:

    1. Mood: excited, so many great things are going to happen this week
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?Smile on the face of the people that I love.
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. There are NO rules ;)
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? I am not sure.
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.To solve the problem you must find the root of it. It WORKS and it helped me a lot.
    6. The best book you read this year: It was a theological book.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? I like pretty much everything about it (I am one of those lucky people I guess)
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Ok
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. would make my hair thick and shiny.
    10. Weekly goals: Organize my makeup and clothes. Buy some strass and sparkling pigments for Christmas makeovers :)

    Great questions, Karen ;)
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  4. JaNelle says:

    1. Mood: Hopeful
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? My puggle Clifford, My fuzzy slippers, fresh cut yellow roses, french fries, Vinny’s pizza – so freakin GOOD
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Don’t overdo it… use makeup to enhance your natural beauty
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay .. I have a short neck and puffy anything in that area makes me like like a stump .. seriously
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Take care of yourself on a daily basis, and the paranoia is not necessary
    6. The best book you read this year: Jury still out considering I’ve not devoted any time to reading books lately .. shameful I know
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best, working in my sweat pants; worst, demanding schedule and unrealistic deadlines
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Super chill .. good food, family.. good times
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. de-tangled my hair in an instant.. curly hair can be a bear to tame
    10. Weekly goals: Do more of the things I love for ME….

  5. marisol says:

    1. Mood: melancholy. Even though I saw my family this past weekend, I’ve realized that I will miss spending Christmas with them.
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Snuggie, my Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar body butter & Chanel Riva.
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Clean those brushes!!
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Treat others like you want to be treated.
    6. The best book you read this year: The Hunger Games trilogy for sure.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best – freedom Worst- not challenging
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Good! Spent it with my family. Low key & just what I wanted.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. A product that you can spray on your hair when damp & it would air dry straight with no frizz & decent volume.
    10. Weekly goals: be more diligent with WW, work on Christmas cards, work out & go to Benefit to tame my brows.

    Can you bring back some sunshine? It’s been mighty cold here. Have a safe trip home.

  6. Kayann says:

    1. Mood: Content but Hubby gave me beard burn so I’m also a little itchy and red!

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Leggings with a huge sweater, hot fudge and peppermint ice cream, and kisses

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. hmmm… I honestly don’t have a rule.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Yea on my daughter but I don’t know the right time to put it on her. :(

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.

    6. The best book you read this year: Oh my, so many. I finally finished the Harry Potter series, reading Insatiable (good book).

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: I’ll always know if something is ever filed against me! Worst: The stuffyness of the job.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Awesome. We had 3! One had horrible food but good people. The second was just me and my small family. The third had awesome wine and (unexpectedly) sushi! :)

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Fixed my hair for me!

    10. Weekly goals: CLEAN! LAUNDRY! Pay bills :(

  7. . Mood: really great
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?my son smiling. my mom
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.no rules karen, no rules
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?nay
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.if someone says no, you;re asking the wrong person
    6. The best book you read this year:the second nine months. it tells the truth on life after having a baby in a hilarious wau
    7. The best and worst parts of your job?right now my job is being a mom (on maternity leave) best part waking up seeing my son, worst part: crying alot
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? amazing. family
    9. I wish I had a hair product that _would make my hair stay in one position, like frozen. lol___.
    10. Weekly goals: to smile, to dance, and to love life.
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  8. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Quite good, but I’m feeling a little heavier than I’d like. :)
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? That song! I actually do love it. But really my friends, family, sweatpants, sneakers, red wine.
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Take it all off before bed!
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Yea, but just for inside or warmer days (my arms get cold).
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. It’s sad, but I can’t think of a single bit of profound advice I’ve ever been given. Maybe the importance of eyebrow shaping?
    6. The best book you read this year: I really loved the Hunger Games series too, but I liked the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (all 3 in the Millennium series) better.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best is the flexibility and worst is probably having to deal with some unhappy/negative people.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Excellent! Stress-free, relaxed and delicious.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Gave me perfect hair every time, a la Jane Jetson’s “dryer hood”.
    10. Weekly goals: Burn off all that stuffing, go out and cut down a Christmas tree with the kiddies (tree farm; I’m not deforesting), start decorating… and humming Christmas tunes. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Eyebrow shaping is so key. I wish somebody took me aside when I was a teenager and set me straight, LOL!

      I apologize in advance if I’ve asked you this already, but have you watched the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movie?

      Have a great week!

      • Kim says:

        Karen, for shame, you don’t remember every detail of the lives of the 500 people commenting on your blog? :) Totally kidding, of course.

        Yes, I did watch it and I will tell you that reading that scene was even worse than seeing it. Though, I wasn’t prepared for the reading (and I knew it was coming in the movie, so that may have made the difference). That is really the worst part, though, so don’t be put off because of it. There is absolutely some other violence and some things that will make you cringe but, overall, it’s a good trilogy. I will also say that the first 50 or so pages are horribly boring, but it picks up after that and becomes very engaging. It’s worth sticking with. The movie, as always, is nowhere near as good as the book. :)

  9. Michelle says:

    1. Mood: Pretty happy
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    Chanel glossimers, Lindt chocolate truffles, and Big Star jeans
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Wear what I like and to heck with whatever other people think ;)
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Find your talents and use ‘em
    6. The best book you read this year: The Forgotten Garden
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? I’m a SAHM — so love being with my girls, don’t love cleaning up after everyone
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Nice and relaxing
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Gave me thick hair with tons ‘o volume
    10. Weekly goals: Get my holidays cards addressed, get going on shopping and decorating, make sure to squeeze my girls and tell them how much I love them :)

  10. jillane says:

    1. Mood:
    Fun as santa clause is coming to town and my kids cant wait…..neither can i

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    My kids, my sense of humour essential with kids and right now fleece pajamas!

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    Blend Blend Blend

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    Anything that hides bingo wings is a good thing.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    Work like you dont need the money,Live like every days your last and Love like your hearts never been broken!

    6. The best book you read this year: Twilight trilogy

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best, the people i work with…Worst , i should be pushing myself more

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? well we dont really do thanksgiving in the uk but its cool you do.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Would make my hair grow instantly…imagine how many styles you could do if it could grow long again instantly

    10. Weekly goals:Dig my car out the snow….buy wellies to have dry feet while digging my car out the snow..and at this rate dig my car out the snow again!

  11. Casey says:

    1. Mood: tired, it’s hard getting back to work after the long weekend

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? a good book, hot chai tea, traveling and the hubs

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Go easy on the foundation, less is more.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay – I come from a family of farmers. They remind me of work.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Don’t sweat the little stuff

    6. The best book you read this year: Tough one – I think it’s the Steig Larsson trilogy

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best = I am on a school vacation schedule. Worst = having to start work at 8am. I envy people who can modify their hours.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Fantastic. Great food, friends and a lot of wine ;)

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Do my hair for me

    10. Weekly goals: finish xmas shopping and hit the gym.

  12. lo says:

    1. Mood:
    Mellow… so nice to be done with Thanksgiving stress!

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    Puppies, cold sunny days, the beach, baking, nail polish.

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    Don’t cake it on! It doesn’t matter how pretty the colors are if it looks like you applied them with a putty knife!

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    Yea. I like them, but I try to wear them with slimmer-cut clothing (like straight leg jeans and form-fitting tees/turtlenecks), so I don’t look puffy.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    Don’t compare your life to others. I’m not defective for choosing to go back to school and start med school when everyone else I know is getting married and starting families.

    6. The best book you read this year:
    I’ve spent so much time with my nose in textbooks, that I can’t even think of anything.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    Best: I’m basically a professional student right now, so I have a freer schedule.
    Worst: I’m not making any money. In fact, I’m losing tons of it.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    Pretty good! It was nice to catch up with family I hadn’t seen in a very long time.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    Did my hair for me. Not even kidding… I hate doing my own hair.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Don’t know yet. Hopefully fix my financial aid issues.

  13. Trude says:

    1. Mood: A little out of it after the long weekend, but getting back into word mode.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Pumpkin spice lattes, snuggling on the couch with my man and my dog, going to the movies on rainy days, a photo coming out exactly how I envisioned it. :)

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Keep it simple.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? As long as you pair it with tight pants, it can look cute!

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Do what you love.

    6. The best book you read this year: The latest in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best – really helping people and making a difference. Worst – its really a dead-end job that’s just a placeholder until I can turn a profit with my photography!

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Wonderful. Great company, great food, great time. :)

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Truly did everything at once – volumize, smooth, protect against heat.

    10. Weekly goals: Post Thanksgiving photos, get an Xmas tree, errands, start on calendars for gifts!

  14. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty good! Wish it was till the weekend, but y’know. I can’t really complain after 4 days.
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    My husband! My family! Music! and… oh yeah, makeup. :)
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    Look intentional! Whether your look is over-the-top or super simple, PLEASE look like whatever you did, you meant to do. Don’t leave that eyeliner half-slapped on.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    heeeeeell yea.
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    Hm. I’ve received a LOT of good advice over the years. I might choose Bobby McFerrin, though: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
    6. The best book you read this year:
    hm… I haven’t read very many good books this year. to be perfectly honest.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    best: my coworkers are pretty great to be around, and my boss is super supportive of both family time and the fact that I’m taking classes. Oh, and taking classes is supah-cheap because of my job. worst: this work is not at ALL what I want to do, and I too-often (read: always) feel like I’m losing my life in 8-hour chunks.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    Awesome! It was the first one my hubby and I made together, since we’re away from family. We had friends over – it was great! I had such a good time.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    I could rub into my hair and then magically not have to do anything else.
    10. Weekly goals:
    To figure out some solutions to next semester, ACTUALLY clean up the kitchen from Thanksgiving, to find some awesome Christmas presents for my family, and to rock at being myself.

  15. i’ve always wanted to go to hawaii! hope you’re having a fab time :)

    1. Mood:
    - optimistic… or at least, trying to be :p

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    - hot chocolate, warm winter jackets, snow covered mountains, freshly lotioned skin, and musicals (the sound of music has been on rotation every night this past few weeks, oddly enough :p)

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    - do what looks good on you!

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    - yea if it’s stylish: i.e. belted with flattering neckline.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    - always practice. that way, when an opportunity is presented to you, you’re prepared for it.

    6. The best book you read this year:
    - i’m still going through “the girl with the dragon tattoo,” but it’s pretty awesome so far.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    - the best: i get to do what i love the most. the worst: all the down time when you haven’t booked anything.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    - i’m canadian and my thanksgiving was last month, but it was good :)

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    - would curl my hair wonderfully AND tone frizz down.

    10. Weekly goals:
    - improve, improve, IMPROVE!

    hope everyone has an awesome week ahead!

  16. Nina says:

    hellowwww … i can haz shaved ice plz???? :D

    1. Mood: tired. pressured @ work. must survive.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? purring kitties, chocolate. the smell of baking. corn. puppy breath!

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. dont forget to put on brows!

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? nay. im a bit too short / round to pull that off.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. be yourself.

    6. The best book you read this year: the hunger games trilogy. this is the year of light reading!

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? best is learning so much about geophysics and how hydrocarbons are found. worst – the pressure fo’sho!

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? it was great! spent it w/ the hubs’ family on thurs; and then shopped w/ my sister on fri.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. would magically defrizz my hair so i can ditch the flat iron!

    10. Weekly goals: hang in there. :D

  17. Catherine says:

    Hey! It’s been a while!

    1. Mood: A little tired but optimistic.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    Hot tea, hot chocolate, hot spiced apple cider, hot spiced wine, my new electric blanket, fuzzy socks, cozy slippers, the incredibly snuggly soft throw my aunt gave me, good books, good food and good company. =)

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Be yourself, wear it for you and no one else. =)

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Sorry, gonna be a nay from me on this one.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. To keep challenging myself and learning new things.

    6. The best book you read this year: Oh man. I believe I read The Demon Under the Microscope this year, but I could be wrong… I haven’t read a real book in quite a while. ;_;

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best – it’s exciting to learn new things and I love doing benchwork. The worst – probably the stress and the hours. A student’s work is never really done.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Fantastic! Roomie and I had a little thing at our place Monday, went to a friend’s potluck Tuesday, and then I spent Wednesday night to Sunday afternoon at my aunt’s, who lives nearby, so it was my first Thanksgiving with family after 4 years! And we went Black Friday shopping and shopping on Saturday. It was the first time I’d lined up outside a store in the wee hours of the morning with hot chocolate, but it was fun! And I got some pretty awesome deals on stuff I really needed (like a raincoat and gloves) and I scored an electric blanket for $20 at WalMart – last one on sale too! :D :D :D

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. … so, I really just wish I could magically spritz something on that would part it correctly and dry it, perfectly styled.

    10. Weekly goals: Get on top of things!

  18. kelley says:

    1. Mood: stressed, just realized that i have 2 papers due this week (thurs/fri) and i have yet to start on them > if it makes u feel pretty, u are gosh darn pretty
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? -> depends on the outfit
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. -> if it was meant to be ur yours, it will come back to u :)
    6. The best book you read this year: -> ive been bad, im so behind on leisure reading :( all i read is textbooks
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? -> im a student, so learning is fun! but writing essays and the due dates that creep up, not so much
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? :-> spent with family
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. -> that wud tame my frizz, fuffly-ness! if i just let it air dry i look like a poodle with bad baddd frizz :(
    10. Weekly goals: finish them darn essays and start on the ones due next week! :( and studyyyy and go for a yoga class again. (hot yoga is the shnizzle!)

  19. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Pretty alright. Starting final exam studying early so I’m not swamped next week.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? I enjoy many simple things. Snuggles with my hubs or pup (or both), being outdoors, a cup of tea

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is to never leave the house without mascara. That is a beauty product that I really think does good for everyone.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? As far as style goes I’m not a fan, but I’m not one to judge because they do seem functional.

    5. The best advice I ever received was work hard, play hard. I’m all about working hard, but it’s important to take care of yourself too.

    6. The best book you read this year: I’ve read alot of textbooks this year, not so much fun books :-/

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? That I get to work with little munchkins and be creative….can’t really think of a worst part. Yay!

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Wonderful. I got to spend it with my family. It’s the first one I’ve had in Massachusetts in 8 years!

    9. I wish I had a hair product that unfrizz my hair for reals, and not make my roots greasy. Also one that would effectively prevent breakage would be nice.

    10. Weekly goals: school work school work school work!

  20. Alison says:

    1. Mood: Chilled – I had a snow day! Yay!

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Snuggles with SO, 30 Seconds to Mars, Chanel make-up, re-watching Pride and Predjudice (the Colin Firth version), Cauliflower Cheese mmmm, being out in the countryside on a beautiful autumn day.

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Do whatever makes you feel good

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay for me, they don’t look good on me

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Stop trying to make everything perfect, nothing is ever perfect.

    6. The best book you read this year: Probably the Biography of Coco Chanel

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? My co-worker and boss are lovely to work with but I want to find a job related to my degrees

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? I live in the UK so I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but it’s my Mums birthday so I had a nice day with her

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Instantly make my hair clean and groomed without me having to go through the rigmorole of washing it! I hate washing my hair!

    10. Weekly goals: Continue the job search, and have as much fun as humanly possible with my bessie mate at the 30 seconds to mars concert on Saturday!

  21. gio says:

    1. Mood: tired but happy

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    chocolate, makeup, my boyfriend…

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    don’t be afraid to experiment and do what you like and makes you feel good

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    nay

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    Treat others like you want to be treated.

    6. The best book you read this year:
    Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    Let’s not even go there..

    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    gave my flat hair a lot of volume for the whole day!

    10. Weekly goals:
    read more

  22. JJ says:

    1. Mood: happy
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? gelato, young coconut, packages arriving in the mail
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is: Don’t take longer than 20 minutes.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? I’ve never used them… I guess nay.
    5. The best advice I ever received was: Be confident.
    6. The best book you read this year: I’ve read a lot of books. I can’t say any one of them was better than the other, unfortunately.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? We shall see.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Nice.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that: made my dry hair look glossy/shiny without adding texture.
    10. Weekly goals: Stick to my diet!

  23. Jessica says:

    1. Mood: Excited! Christmas is coming!

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    I love my favorite pair of yoga pants, Lipgloss, Spending time with family and My mother in law’s christmas cookies!

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. When you get a new haircolor that is a drastic change, change your makeup to go with it.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay!

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Be happy with what you have and don’t compare yourself to others.

    6. The best book you read this year: I honestly haven’t read much this year. I need to work on that.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? I don’t work.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? My Thanksgivng was good. I wish my sister came up to visit though.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Gave me goof proof haircolor.

    10. Weekly goals: My weekly goals are to finish up my christmas shopping and start wrapping presents that I have to send off to family, Get my Father in Law a birthday card his birthday is on the 5th and make my holiday hair appointment.

  24. Lex says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I’m actually procrastinating on a ton of stuff I should be doing right now!
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    chocolate (in any form), manicures, and vacations
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is: take all makeup off before bed. ALL OF IT.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    yea, but only with fitted tops under
    5. The best advice I ever received was: Let it go.
    6. The best book you read this year: Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks
    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    I’m a student, so I would say the best parts are meeting good teachers who actually care about their students, and the worst parts would be the homework, projects…just, you know, the actual work part.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    It was okay, nothing special.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that: magically made my hair straight, no heat required.
    10. Weekly goals: to finish all the projects I have due, procrastinate less, and find new, quick hairstyles.

  25. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Good. Ready for the work day to end, as I have some major baking to get to.
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Peppermint tea. Music. A certain really warm man, and the fact that he doesn’t mind sharing his warmth :D
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Don’t go overboard.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Yes, but like Karen said.. nothing too puffy.
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Take every opportunity you can.
    6. The best book you read this year: hmm. I read too many books to pick just one.. but maybe Blue Eyed Devil.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: No proxy. Can surf the web. The people are pretty awesome too, as well as the fact that they stock the fridge with eggnog the first week of november (as well, I get to wear slippers at my work.). Worst part: sometimes customers are really rude. And its a really competitive market, which makes me nervous. :)
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? It’s Canada here, so last month was our Thanksgiving. It was really nice, as I got to see my brother and my parents, as well as my uncle and aunt. It was one of the biggest Thanksgivings in recent memory.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Moisturized my brutally dry and extremely thick hair without making it greasy the 2nd day.
    10. Weekly goals: Make peanut brittle & salted caramels. Do not consume all of the aforementioned items. Enjoy my winter tires(Desperately needed right now!). Watch some Christmas movies.. keep in touch with a couple of friends that i have been ignoring recently :(

  26. Lucie says:

    Mood:
    Very content. I just picked up my sephora VIB discount haul package and a new copy of Nylon from the post office, so that makes everything better!

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    Miso soup, airplanes, biographies of interesting people, and of course red lipstick.

    My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    There are no rules.

    Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    Nay. The only kind of vests I like are the type victorian men wore with ascots and pocket watches.

    The best advice I ever received was_____.
    I’m usually the one giving other misguided advice!

    The best book you read this year:
    I have been struck down with a case of Nabakov obsession- Despair, Pale Fire, and the infamous Lolita have been my favourites lately. To be honest I can not understand the hype around Hunger Games. My grandmother gave it to me Christmas before last, and (this will sound snobbish) I remember thinking it horribly mediocre and best suited to the 9-12 age group.

    How was your Thanksgiving?
    It was alright, but my father forgot to pick up the tofurkey so I was stuck with large amounts of potatoes and squash. :P

    What’s the best and worst parts of your job?
    The best is getting to do something genuinely useful for decent pay (I work at a greyhound rescue) but the worst is scooping up dog shit all day!

    I wish I had a hair product that _____.
    Made my hair not kink out in to frizzy wanna-be waves!

    Weekly goals:
    Finish The Scarlet Letter and write my paper on it, clean the house, and get some driving hours in-I still don’t have my license which has been causing many an issue as of late.

  27. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Good! Feeling very Holidayish
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? walking in a forest, rag socks, the smell of my cat’s neck
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Less is more.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay for me
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Happiness can only be found within.
    6. The best book you read this year: Olive Kitteridge
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? I don’t have a job anymore
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Lovely
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. kept my dry hair from breaking
    10. Weekly goals: I’m joining Weight Watchers on Wednesday…..I’m so excited! I have a whole new journey to explore! a new me!

  28. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Stress free. My huge paper was turned in today with no problems.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Warm socks, hot tea, long enough jeans, pumpkin pie.

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Don’t hid your skin.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? I have yet to find one that I like, but if I like it, I must try it on first to see.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. I am in control of my own happiness.

    6. The best book you read this year: My all time favorite, Pride and Prejudice, not a new book but still the best I’ve read all year.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best, I get paid to talk, and I talk a lot. :) The worst, I don’t get home until almost 3am!

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Delicious, everything my mom made tasted like whiskey. And I loved it.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. I would get perfect curls without heat. I wanna try the Curlformers at Sally’s but I don’t know how well they’d be on my curly/wavy hair.

    10. Weekly goals: Clean up my apartment, it looks like a bomb went off right now.
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  29. laurels says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted (it’s 8:15 pm….been out since 6 am)
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is Remember to always take it off at the end of the night.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay…reminds me too much of the Stay Pufft marshmallow man.
    5. The best advice I ever received was to let things come when they have to. Everything has its time and place
    6. The best book you read this year: 100 years of solitude.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: Kids getting wonderful grades. Worst: Kids screaming!
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Pretty quiet. Very sad since it’s my first Thanksgiving without my mother.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that keeps my hair from going beserk for long periods of time
    10. Weekly goals: Try and sleep as much as possible.

  30. Deb says:

    1. Mood: Nostalgic while I back up my digital photographs from 4 years ago!
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? I love pistachios and warm fuzzy socks!
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is clean your brushes! I need to work hard on this one!
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? YEA especially with a faux fur hood! I agree with you, though, light padding is best. Who are they kidding trying to pass those off for warmth?
    5. The best advice I ever received was to never go to bed angry with your spouse.
    6. The best book you read this year: Scott Pilgrim! I love reading, but sometimes I just want a fun graphic novel. This one does such a good job of summing up the way young adults talk and act now. Loved it!
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best – I get to solve mysteries like on CSI or NCIS, except mine are related to identifying contamination rather than murder. Worst – I don’t have a lot of coworker friends (they went back to school) and some things about the automotive industry really bother me.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Awesome! We had 3 – one with my parents, one with husband’s dad/stepmom, and one which we made for husband’s mom and grandparents! So much food!
    9. I wish I had a hair product that tames frizz, enhances my natural wave, and goes in wet and makes it dry faster and perfect. Yep! That’s all! ;)
    10. Weekly goals: Get gifts for at least 2 people on my Christmas shopping list, remember to bring canned goods for the food drive at work, and to pay my dad back the $10 I owe him. :)
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  31. Morgan says:

    I don’t mean to offend anyone, but what’s with all of the guest posts lately? I can only imagine how difficult it must be to think of/blog/photograph numerous times a day, so I get it, but did I miss the explaination post??? Miss you!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Morgan,

      I’m currently in Hawaii visiting with family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll be back on Thursday, but until then enjoy the great posts from my friends Audrey, Olga and Sam! I’m so lucky to have them help out with the site.

      Have a great week. :)

  32. Suri says:

    1. Mood: tired. I had 4 days off for Thanksgiving and I wasn’t ready to go to bed early last night :P

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Yummy food, books, shopping, smiles and laughing, good friends

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. always take it off at night

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? I like them. I have a white one and I don’t look like a marshmallow lol

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Don’t look back on life and wonder “what if?” Just take a risk and do it.

    6. The best book you read this year: The Shack by William Young-brought me to tears

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? The best is working with kids and the Summers off and the worst is the kids when they misbehave and are unmotivated.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Awesome. I ate on that day and the days after like it was going out of style. A bit of family drama but nothing a few glasses of red wine couldn’t fix ;)

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Kept my hair straight no matter the weather or if I sweat

    10. Weekly goals: get an S on my observation, finish decorating for Christmas (tree’s up!) and catch up on my rest. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Suri,

      I bet your immune system kicks @ss! I used to work with kids, and for the first three months I was constantly sick. After that, though, my immune system was pratically unstoppable, LOL!

      Good luck on your observation. :)

  33. Denise says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy and relaxed
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    My family , pets, books, clothes and makeup
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    Do what works for you!
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    No thanks
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    Be quick to listen and slow to come out your lips! Thanks Dad

    6. The best book you read this year:
    Right now I’m enjoying Handling the Undead by John Lindqvist he also wrote Let the right one in,a great vampire book
    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    Since I’m a homemaker , everyone assuming that I’m there for there needs only!

    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    Great !
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    Made my hair long,strong and shiny. With no help from me!
    10. Weekly goals:
    Do more for me.Look into some classes, exercise have fun!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Denise,

      I didn’t know Let the Right One In was a book. Have you seen the movies? I’ve watched the original foreign version and the US one and liked them both.

      Have a great week!

  34. danielle says:

    1. Mood:
    in pain :/ i just got rubber bands on my braces ouchhhh.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    my kittycats, cookies, caramel choclate freddo from petes coffee

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    dont wear too much. the whole point of makeup in my opinion is to naturally/secretly enhance your beauty, not to wear a mask.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    nah.

    5. The best advice I ever received was_____.
    dont waste time on people who cause a lot of drama in your life, and stay strong and keep your head up when times are tough.

    6. The best book you read this year:
    i just ordered a bunch of christopher pike books and read them all, so mabey the midnight club or i know why why the caged bird sings by maya angelou .. or brave new world by george orwell its hard to choose lol.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    i just got a new amazing job so i dont have much to complain about :D

    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    thanksgiving-ish

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    washes my hair for me so i dont have to cuz im lazy haha

    10. Weekly goals:
    do my nightly face washing/moisturizing and dental hygiene routine every night

    karen you look really pretty without makeup!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Danielle. I’ve been too lazy to put any on lately… we also had just come back from the beach in that pic so I was looking pretty ‘tow up, LOL! I just had to take a picture of the ice cream. ;)

      Anyway, congrats on your new gig! What’s your new job like?

    • Jen says:

      Yikes, I totally remember when I first got rubber bands on my braces. Hang in there! It’ll be so worth it when you finally take them off!

      • danielle says:

        lol thanx for the support guys. karen my new job is a super amazingly bom sandwich shop called italian delite. i make more money, get alot of tips, have direct deposit as an option, and im allowed to have my nails done (yess :D) plus i get free food. everyone i work with is super nice and its just a better environment. soo happy :D

  35. Britany Brown says:

    1. Mood: Irritated (This random guy just insulted my choice as a Psych major)
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? This Tarte Smooth Operator Tinted Moisturizer I got from Sephora and…Sephora Lipstick in Wild Bronze
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is don’t over do it.
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yay! I have a pinkish orange one from Victoria’s Secret.
    5. The best advice I ever received was no matter what happens in life, don’t let it make you bitter – Dorothy Height.
    6. The best book you read this year: It’s a tie between The Help by Kathryn Stockett or The Glass House by Jeanette Walls.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? I’m alone most of the time, but the worst is that…no guys :-\
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? I slept through it….lol
    9. I wish I had a hair product that would get rid of new growth in less than 30 seconds.
    10. Weekly goals: Do a BAD ASS job on my research paper that is due on Saturday.

  36. 1. Mood:
    Relaxed. My thesis is over, finally.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things?
    The sound of rain against my window, the sound of wind chimes, the smell of fresh laundry (Especially bedsheets), a good book with a mug of warm chocolate, hugging my Mum and my boyfriend… and a lot more really.

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____.
    Anything that works- and it’s not necessarily important to follow trends ;)

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay?
    Within reason for me :P

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____.
    Be yourself, and just do what your heart tells you to.

    6. The best book you read this year:
    I’ve read a lot of books this year so far- Anthony Bourdain, Bill Bryson, Jeremy Clarkson…

    7. The best and worst parts of your job?
    The best- The short hours (Most of the time) and the lack of responsibilities as a whole. The worst- Dealing with course/classmates that can be immature, the rushes.

    8. How was your Thanksgiving?
    We don’t celebrate it here, so it was just another day.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____.
    Dries my hair instantly without messing how it looks after it’s been styled!

    10. Weekly goals:
    To relax, relax and relax and catch up on sleep. Perhaps a facial and a pedicure too :)
    Stephanie/Yukaeshi recently posted … Being Thankful

  37. Jen says:

    Hey! You’re totally in a Toyota in that picture! I have a Corolla, that’s how I know. :P

    I haven’t done one of these in awhile, but even though it’s kinda late for it, here goes!

    1. Mood: Sneezy. Getting over a cold, boo.

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? My doggie, macaroons, eyeshadows, band music.

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Have fun!

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay… I’d never, ever wear them.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. “Keep your words sweet, because there’s a good chance you may have to eat them.” This was actually in the comic strip, Pickles!

    6. The best book you read this year: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Blazed through it.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: discount! Worst: … Mean customers. :(

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? It was nice! Went over to my uncle’s place and we brought my doggie so she could visit her first home, and play with her brother.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. I really think dry shampoo would solve my hair woes right now.

    10. Weekly goals: apply for a bartender job! Clean clean clean, and start exercising again.

  38. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: Kinda relaxed. I’ve been working on multiple university assignments at the same time (editing a dictionary… yuck… preparing for a presentation on current cultural affairs, learning for a test AND checking spelling and grammar) AND I didn’t get enough sleep… so I’m glad this day I didn’t have to get up so early (as my class only starts at noon).

    2. My favourite things: music, musicals, talent searcher shows, pastel coloured roses, nice pens and high heels… and granita :).

    3. My nr. 1. make-up rule: just have fun… simple as that.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: I’m tending towards the nay, but in some cases it could look cute, I guess.

    5. The best advice I ever received was: I guess it was something like that if I’m not good at everything doesn’t mean that I’m weak, but actually realising that I’m not good at a particular thing makes me stronger and wiser (it was from my class teacher in high school).

    6. Best book I’ve read this year: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. I haven’t read so many fresh and new books this year, I just wanna finish up with all the ‘classics’ I haven’t read… although there are some books I’ve been eyeing at the bookstore (another stuff to add to my list for Santa :D).

    7. Best and worst part of my job: well, I guess I’m gonna write about the university, as I don’t have a job at this moment… best: I’ve met awesome people and a friend who would actually go to the theatre for more serious and more alternative plays with me (my other friends would only watch musicals). Worst: tooo many things… boring lectures (and lecturers who aren’t good at talking to an audience), no or belated message if a lesson isn’t held, awful schedules…

    8. Thanksgiving: I’m Hungarian, so we don’t celebrate it.

    9. I wish I had a hair product that: solved all my problems (my hair is prone to be thinning and oily, and it has dandruff as well), and not for only one day.

    10. Weekly goals: to survive this week at the university with the presentation and the test, and hopefully to finish the Christmas shopping.

  39. meibaola says:

    1. Mood: I am slightly disappointed with myself and I feel challenged to prove myself wrong (does it make any sense?)
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? Makeup, colours and furry animals
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____: layer!
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? I am six feet tall with generour Mediterranean hips sooo…. absolutely not for me!
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____: if he”s married, no love, just sex.
    6. The best book you read this year: it is probably the one I am reading now: Don Quixote.
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: constant training; worst: my new colleague.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? No Thanksgiving here.
    9. I wish I had a hair product that would make my hair look instantly straight and glossy
    10. Weekly goals: pay a visit to the MAC store :D

    Have a nice week everybody! :)

  40. melissa says:

    1. Mood: le tired.
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? laying in bed on a cold, windy night snuggled with my kitties, rainy days, thunderstorms
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. accentuate your self and always make sure it looks natural and blended
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? nay
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. hmm. i’m sure there’s a lot but i just can’t think right now
    6. The best book you read this year: haven’t done much reading, but i would have to say “half the sky” by nicolas kristof. it’s a book about oppression of women in 3rd world countries, as well as human trafficking, sexual violence, education, etc. very compelling
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? i’m a nanny/babysitter, and i love my job. i basically get paid the big bucks to hang out with 2 awesome kids, taking care of them, driving them around, etc. i get to do my own thing, and not answer to anyone (well, not really)
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? it was nice. i got to see some family i hadn’t seen in quite a while. we had it at our house this year, which we never really do, so it was different, but nice!
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. made my hair perfectly straight and awesome in a few minutes. yeah, i know there’s a flat-iron for that, but it takes forEVA!
    10. Weekly goals: save money for xmas shopping, get the kids hanukkah presents, etc.

  41. 1. Mood: Tired
    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? A cup of hot green tea and a stack of fashion magazines.
    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Always wear mascara
    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Yay if it’s cold, nay if you’re just following trends and it’s not even cold outside, LOL
    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. You cannot please everyone
    6. The best book you read this year: One Fifth Avenue!
    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: I have a career Worst: Loads of emails and scheduling.
    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Not too good, I got super sick on Thanksgiving day :(
    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Always made my hair shiny and voluminous.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat healthy, and start studying for my GRE’s!!!! I am such a procrastinator.
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  42. knownever says:

    loving the no makeup pic. so many people lose sight of the fact that makeup is just fun not a daily necessity!

  43. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Hungry

    2. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens — what are a few of your favorite things? The sight of Christmas decorations, chicken, Allure magazine, chilly weather.

    3. My No. 1 makeup rule is _____. Makeup is all about personal preference, what makes you feel comfortable.

    4. Sleeveless puffy vests: yea or nay? Nay for sure.

    5. The best advice I ever received was _____. Changing yourself doesn’t necessarily mean that people will change their mind about you.

    6. The best book you read this year: I don’t read a lot.

    7. The best and worst parts of your job? Best: It can be lots of fun. Worst: Homework!

    8. How was your Thanksgiving? Okay. Just okay!

    9. I wish I had a hair product that ____. Gave my hair insane volume right away.

    10. Weekly goals: Lose weight!

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