Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, November 10

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  1. Mood:
  2. Excited! Celebutante and fragrance mogul Paris Hilton is visiting the downtown SF Macy’s today to promote her new fragrance, Fairy Dust, and I’m trying to score an interview. Last time we talked, she gave some pretty good beauty tips (start taking care of your skin at a young age, for one). For deets on her schedule today, check out the Macy’s website.

  3. Fragrance:
  4. Once upon a time a friend of mine went for a job interview at the Gap wearing non-Gap clothes; she didn’t get the job. Later, she asked the interviewer what she could have done differently, and one of the answers was “Well, you didn’t come to the interview dressed in Gap clothing.”

    Needless to say, I won’t be wearing Coco Mademoiselle to Macy’s today.

  5. Eyeshadow:
  6. It’s a toss up right now. Either Dior Golds 569 or Chanel Emerald Coast eyeshadow duo.

  7. Nails:
  8. Sephora by OPI Metro Chic

  9. Body lotion:
  10. Jergen’s Naturals Renew Daily Moisturizer (smells like blueberries)

  11. Lovin’:
  12. My first cup of coffee, a good night’s sleep, and that I don’t have to get my bridesmaid’s dress altered for Jen’s wedding later this month. It’s loose in the bosom area… but whatever, I’ll just wear a padded bra and stuff that sucker if push comes to shove! As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work.”

  13. Stressin’:
  14. Worried about my mother-in-law, El Hub’s mom, who goes in for surgery (mastectomy) later this week. I’m sure everything will be fine, but she’s still on my mind.

  15. Purse:
  16. The over-the-shoulder turkey holder, aka my slouchy black Lauren Merkin bag.

  17. Working out today?:
  18. Maybe hip hop class tonight. If not, then maybe a yoga DVD in the living room.

  19. Goals for the week:
  20. To be true to myself, to stay positive and cheerful and to hold down the fort while El Hub visits our mom in Hawaii.

Happy Monday, girls. Are you ready for this? Just copy the empty list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.


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  1. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    Dont worry, you’re MIL will be fine, thinking of her, you and OH too.

    Love the weather forecast, I live on london, no doubt its only clouds, rain and gloory weather right now !!!

    Mood: Stressed and depressed…I have to figure out my outfit and make-up for my graduation and too many choices isnt a good thing either.

    Fragrance: Ummm rocking Chanel Chance eau Friache as always !

    Eye shadow: None on today, but yest, I was rocking MAC’s Black Tied, Honesty, Mulch and Vanilla.

    Nails: Essie’s Soho Nude

    Body lotion: Avon Skin So Soft

    Lovin’: An uninterrupted night of sleep….hard to come by these past few days with fireworks going off and parties up the road. Clearer skin, bouts of horrible weather has left my skin dry, chapped and red, lots of water, lotion and vaseline has helped ease it. Worse thing was I couldnt put on any make-up !!

    Stressin’: Working out everyday to ensure I look my best for my graduation. Some interviews I have lined up in a few months are on my mind too.

    Purse: Mulberry Maxi Mabel, my one and only love right now…..

    Working out today?: Yes, later tonight, I think a old skool work out video a la Jane Fonda is fun, my 6 year old god sister loves it.

    Goals for the week: To be postive and much more productive, dont leave until tmw what I can do today.

  2. Ellery says:

    Mood: Happy, but I have a headache.

    Fragrance: Christina Aguilera edp.

    Eye shadow: MAC, the beige gold one from the royal assets metallic eyes pallete.

    Nails: Nothing but I’m about to paint them with a gorgeous deep red Nails Inc polish I got free with “Glamour” I saw it on my way out of the grocery store but the line was long so I went to the magazine store, they have one of four colors but only had dark red, but I’m still happy since it was £2 and the polish retails for £10.50 and I’m going back for more colors, lol!

    Body lotion: I’m too lazy to apply body lotion.

    Lovin’: Cold weather.

    Stressin’: Nothing actually. Yay!

    Purse: Louis Vuitton Speedy 35.

    Working out today?: Nope, an hour of shopping was my workout. XD

    Goals for the week: Find a job. My shoe addiction won’t pay for itself!

    Today I was tempted to buy a bright orange lip stick but I told myself not to and settle for the brightest pink I could find. How hot would orange be though?!

    I hope you had/have a good Monday. Mondays make me so happy! And good luck talking to Paris, I wish I had the chance. 🙁

  3. ines says:

    hi karen! my favorite column is here, huzzah! i love dishing on my life!

    hope your weekend was great, montreal’s been having a rainy/cloudy/depressing few days.

    HELL WEEK (THREE MIDTERMS, ONE PAPER) IS THIS WEEK, AND THE WEEK AFTER IS MY BIG PERFORMANCE, EEK! maybe ill send you pictures of the makeup/dancing if you’re interested.

    Le list

    Mood: procrastinatory/depressed

    Fragrance: le premier parfum de lolita lempicka edition limitee l’eau de minuit

    Eye shadow: pupa natural eyes 01 + MAC jest for a little shimmer

    Nails: nada. just a bit of essie apricot cuticle oil to keep them healthy.

    Body lotion: vaseline cocoa butter smoothing body butter. TOTALLY LOVING THIS ONE – not greasy/sticky at all, and moisturizes like crazy on a budget. just rented a ballgown for my performance, so need to stay on a budget for the beauty expenses…

    Lovin’: my orchid pink (a purply magenta/fuchsia) chiffon ball gown encrusted with swarovski. it’s a rental, but whatever, i feel so pretty!

    Stressin’: STUPID MIDTERMS. if you see a case of arson in montreal, where an angry student burned down the psychology department, you know who did it, ehem *cough cough*

    Purse: swiss army backpack. not exactly glamorous, but i use it to lug my school crap around.

    Working out today?: yes three hour dance practice following my two hour exam, yuck.


    love for you, tabs, and your blog as always,

  4. Megan says:

    Mood: annoyed/exhausted
    Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana One
    Eye shadow:None
    Nails:OPI Bastille My Heart
    Body lotion:Lubriderm Extra Dry Skin
    Lovin’:My new Michael Kors shoes
    Stressin’:ughh yes about the extreme breakout on my chin
    Purse:Marc Jacobs Tote
    Working out today?:Gonna try my best
    Goals for the week: Get stuff done….seriously!

    Megan´s last blog post..The Scent Map

  5. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Good.
    2. Fragrance:Kenzo Amour
    3. Eyeshadow: Raw Minerals Trio in Toulouse.
    4. Nails: Orly Haute Red.
    5. Body lotion: Johnson and Johnson Stress Relief Body Lotion.
    6. Loving’: Watching my cat take a nap ah ha!
    7. Stressing’: Work
    8. Purse: My red fake croc one from New York and Company
    9. Working out today?:Ugh no I just don’t feel like it today!
    10. Goals for the week: Work out everyday for the rest of this week.

    Lydia´s last blog post..No Frizz by Living Proof on QVC TONIGHT!

  6. vampyvarnish says:

    Mood: Tired and feeling slightly sick
    Fragrance: Nothing
    Eye shadow: None
    Nails: Nothing, I was planning on swatching today but where is the sun??
    Body lotion: None
    Lovin’: Getting to telecommute whenever I want
    Stressin’: My kitty Sammy has an upper respiratory infection (aka cat cold)
    Purse: Don’t need one today!
    Working out today?: Oh hell no, do I ever? 😉
    Goals for the week: Make it to work Tues-Thurs and try not to get sick (I feel a slight tickle in my throat!)

    vampyvarnish´s last blog post..Dior – Black Sequins Swatches

  7. Elle says:


    Burberry Brit EDP

    MAC’s Honey Lust and Mulch

    Nekkid today!

    Body lotion:
    The Body Shop’s pomegranate body butter

    The espresso truffle drink from Starbucks and having new magazines to read today

    …over my best friend’s mom, who just got home from the hospital after getting a tumor cut out of her large intestine and other treatment for colon cancer. (My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and mom, Karen–she will pull through. My mom also has cancer (not breast) and while it’s so stressful I know your mom has everyone’s support…stay strong and hang in there). Oh, and also stressing over dog-sitting duties this week.

    Red leather Coach puse (outlet! For $100!).

    Working out today?:
    My dog walk this morning was my workout.

    Goals for the week:
    To send my best friend and her mom my care package, to stay away from negativity, and finish the Great Shoe Organization Project 2008 before my birthday in a few weeks. (Those under the bed organizers for rolls of wrapping paper are awesome, btw–they fit about 8 pairs of shoes, and I’m now free to browse my collection without dealing with a million shoe boxes. I don’t even know why I kept the boxes for so long. Maybe for all of the shoe names on the boxes?? ;))

  8. pepper says:

    Morning Karen!

    Mood: Surprisingly happy
    Fragrance: Marc Jacobs Pear Splash
    Eye shadow: Ricepaper
    Nails: bare
    Body lotion: St Ives Collagen Elatin (my favorite clean smell)
    Lovin’: Sonia Kashuk black handled power brush
    Stressin’: Work.
    Purse: Laptop bag.
    Working out today?: no way!
    Goals for the week: Stay positive and not slip into unhappytown. We’ll see how thats going in a few days.

  9. Erin says:

    Alrighty, I figure I’ve been lurking long enough, and filling this out gives me an excuse not to do actual work, so…

    Content. Woke up nice and early with no ill effects from last night’s merlot, walked le boyfriend to the bus stop and grabbed a latte. Bonus – I have today and tomorrow off – yay Remembrance Day! All in all, a good morning.

    I think I’ve still got some Banana Republic Black Walnut lingering. I don’t care if it’s a men’s fragrance, I love how it lives on my skin.

    Eye shadow:
    If it’s still on from last night, MAC Mineralize duo in Love Connection, with Carbon along the top lashes.

    Naked, for the moment 🙁 I’m thinking they’ll be dressing up in MAC’s Illegal Purple or OPI St Petersburgundy within an hour or two.

    Body lotion:
    Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting. I smell like a cupcake!

    Starbucks’ low-fat fruit bar, the sleeping kitties beside me and the prospect of a super-budget grocery shop this evening

    Term-paper due Friday. You’d think with 6 years of post-secondary education, I’d learn to start these things earlier…

    Grass green Matt & Nat oversized tote, but I’m emphatically lusting over the Roots Midtown Slide Gold Lux in Purple Rain…it’s so lovely…and so very out of my reach atm.

    Working out today?:
    Nope. I’ve got no access to my practice studio, but I might take a walk – it’s November and not currently raining…imagine that!

    Goals for the week:
    Finish the term-paper without giving myself an anxiety attack. Finish learning choreography on Wednesday night. Finish reformatting my computer. Draw up a Christmas present budget.


  10. Maria says:

    Fragrance: Michael by Michael Kors
    Eye shadow: MAC bare study with some cheap beige sparkle eyeshadow i picked up at the Korean makeup store.
    Nails: OPI pinky natural beige
    Body lotion: Hemp sunless tanning lotion
    Lovin’: my husband and LUSH products
    Stressin’: About money and when I can make to yoga class.
    Purse: My reg. everyday coach purse
    Working out today?: Possible bikram yoga class
    Goals for the week: Lose a pound or two.

  11. Almira says:

    Ouch, good luck with El hub’s mom!


    Something I picked up at Bath&Body works, smells sweet!

    Eye shadow:
    None xD

    Just stripped the color off to file!

    Body lotion:
    Vaseline intensive care, it’s all I ever use. It’s sentless but it works wonders.

    Myself =)

    Over my grades!

    I’m in transition, so something cheap xD

    Working out today?:
    Pssh no.

    Goals for the week:
    Not be so lazy!

    Almira´s last blog post..Shequita and Shannon

  12. yadiq says:

    Mood: crabby i hate the economy and what its doing to our jobs
    Fragrance: chanel eau fraiche
    Eye shadow: none i am looking like a hot mess (though i suggest emerald coast for you love that green )
    Nails: 2 coats of essie sugar daddy, 1 coat of essie pink glove service and 1 coat of seche vite
    Body lotion: eucerin calming cream still battling vacation heat rash lol
    Lovin’: hot apple cider
    Stressin’: work
    Purse: the sak black leather i forgot the name but its looks like a stuffed turkey too
    Working out today?: nope i will workout tomorrow
    Goals for the week: try to remain positive without giving up too much of myself, find a way to cope with new work changes, keep the house organized and organize all my vacation pics !

  13. Evie says:

    Hey Karen! Sending happy thoughts to you and your family 🙂

    Mood: Eh, kinda tired. Didn’t sleep well last night.
    Fragrance: None today, although I don’t usually wear any anyway…
    Eye shadow: The Beiges de Chanel quad, my first Chanel makeup purchase and my new love!
    Nails: Essie Chocolate Kiss, which I am surprised to report has zero staying power.
    Body lotion: None, although I probably should have used some with the weather getting drier.
    Lovin’: My new beaded cami from Banana Republic. I love wearing a little sparkle to work 🙂
    Stressin’: It’s gonna be a tough week. My to do list at work is a mile long.
    Purse: My everyday purple tote from Bagtique, which needs to be replaced like yesterday.
    Working out today?: Yup, first day of a new dance class!
    Goals for the week: Clean up the bedroom! It’s a little scary in there right now.

  14. Tania says:

    Hey Karen! Happy Monday! Are you ready for another episode of The Hills? Finally Whitney gets some air time although it might be a little dullsville. Lovin’ Audrina’s new pad though, I just hope Justin Bobby doesn’t move in. Eeek! BTW: Your Tabs pics and stuff from yesterday are soooo cute!!

    Le list
    Mood: wind chilled
    Fragrance: just lovin the smell of my Herbal Essences shampoo
    Eye shadow: no shadow just mineral eyeliner from Jane
    Nails: need filed
    Body lotion: Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lotion on top of the matching gelled body oil
    Lovin’: my coat even though I should get a new one cuz this one is tired but it feels so good.
    Stressin’: yeah and I’ve got the gino zit on my nose to prove it-one of those underground suckers
    Purse: my chocolate brown backpack from Hellmers here in town
    Working out today?: walking and I’ll be cleaning the house
    Goals for the week: get the newsletter stuff done

  15. Casey Ann says:

    Mood:excited – I have tomorrow off!

    Fragrance:Burberry Baby Touch

    Eye shadow:Smoky Quartz by Bare Escentuals

    Nails:Kiss the Bride by OPI

    Body lotion:Cetaphil body cream

    Lovin’:The album by Duffy

    Stressin’:About Holiday shopping – I can’t believe the mall is decorated for Christmas already!

    Purse:Jill Stuart – Zoe Hobo

    Working out today?: Elliptical Machine!

    Goals for the week: Order my Christmas cards and spend quality time with the husband!

    Casey Ann´s last blog post..Weekly Beauty Read 11/9/08

  16. Tiera says:

    Mood: Sleepy… there just wasn’t enough time this weekend, and I’m really feeling it this morning!

    Fragrance: mark. Pure

    Eye shadow: Tilt + Contrast

    Nails: Chanel Kaleidoscope

    Body lotion: Johnson & Johnson’s baby lotion! I can’t help it, I love it!

    Lovin’: A new episode of Chuck tonight!

    Stressin’: Sadly, my grandpa passed away, so we’re preparing for his services next week.

    Purse: It’s actually a Billabong backpack today!

    Working out today?: Working a double today, so I don’t think so… but definitely tomorrow!

    Goals for the week: Complete funeral program, help my aunty set up her website for her new travel agency, complete paperwork for Christmas fundraiser we’re throwing at the community center

  17. Glosslizard says:

    Mood: Unidentified, a real potpourri of emotional states!
    Fragrance: Guerlain’s Vol de Nuit
    Eye shadow: Laura Mercier metallic creme eye shadow in Gold and Benefit creaseless creme shadow in Skinny Jeans
    Nails: Parlez Vous OPI? (Love!)
    Body lotion: Sample of Bliss body butter in Orange and White Pepper, I like it a lot, and I’m not usually huge on orange scents!
    Lovin’: The Kinerase set I picked up with the Sephora FF discount!
    Stressin’: Thanksgiving, moving, and my upcoming aikido test!
    Purse: My big splurge this year (no boots in 2008 for me!), a Marc by Marc Jacobs “Mag Bag” satchel in Elderberry!
    Working out today?: No, resting up for tomorrow!
    Goals for the week: Stay healthy!

    I’m so sorry about El Hub’s mom! I sure hope everything goes perfectly and that she recovers quickly!

    I’ll look forward to reading your interview! 🙂

  18. GG says:

    Le list
    Mood: Sleepy, as always. Takes the entire Monday to wake up from the weekend!

    Fragrance: My roommate’s Coconut conditioner… that stuff is yummy but strong!

    Eye shadow: None today

    Nails: Well, every 6 months or so, I get an irrational urge to get acrylic nails. Which I always instantly regret, but I finally took them off so I’m giving my glue-torn nails a much needed rest.

    Body lotion: St. Ives Mineral Therapy lotion

    Lovin’: Having the upper hand =)

    Stressin’: My heartburn =(

    Purse: My mother’s vintage tote. I’ve had to sew the leather back together a few times, but it’s so deliciously worn and comfy!

    Working out today?: Probably not. My workout buddy has an exam tomorrow, and I can’t get motivated to move my ginormous bum unless someone guilts me into it.

    Goals for the week: No more shopping. =(

  19. meimei says:

    Mood: Happy because I’m getting some time off this week; anxious because I have to get back on the job-seeking horse sometime soon

    Fragrance: Still wearing drugstore body splash, except that I’ve been “doctoring” them with essential oils.

    Eye shadow: None right now, though I’ve been wearing a lot of mascara lately (CG Lash Blast, woo!). Also, I’ve been admiring the eye makeup on one of my younger co-workers – not that I’ll be able to wear the exact same stuff she does (pink and purple?!?!) but at least I can step my game up a bit…

    Nails: Just trimmed; no color yet

    Body lotion: Bath & Body Works Brown Sugar and Fig

    Lovin’: coffee, L’Oreal HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner (bought on sale – and it’s the closest so far I have to MAC Fluidline), Netflix

    Stressin’: The job-search/ financial sitch, obviously.

    Purse: Switching between a woven bag I got from my cousin several Christmases ago and my brown attache case

    Working out today?: If it doesn’t rain again, I’m going running. If it does… time to clean out more space and do yoga!

    Goals for the week: Start networking, take back my “workout space” from clutter, keep a positive attitude

    meimei´s last blog post..These Are Not the Pants That You Are Looking For…

  20. Brittany says:

    Mood: So sleepy, like every other Monday. Mondays are my suck days with classes, but at least I get my suck day out of the way on Monday.
    Fragrance: J’adore from Dior. Love it!
    Eye shadow: I actually don’t think I wore any today, which is rare for me.
    Nails: Essie in Swing Velvet. Very pretty.
    Body lotion: Bliss naked body butter.
    Lovin’: the fact that Samantha who is on tonight and I am just going to make some dinner and RELAX!
    Stressin’: School is stressful, as always.
    Purse: I just used a black leather wristlet from NY and Co today.
    Working out today?: heck no. I walked like 5 miles though, so go me.
    Goals for the week: Academics, as always. Clean up my disastrous bed room.

  21. Katee says:

    Le list

    Mood: Good!
    Fragrance: Jo Malone Grapefruit
    Eye shadow:None
    Nails:Zoya Kalista
    Body lotion:Archipelago Grapefruit
    Lovin’:My boyfriend
    Purse:kate spade
    Working out today?:nope
    Goals for the week:major house cleaning

    Katee´s last blog post..Behold, the Most Perfect Brown: Zoya Kalista

  22. p. potter says:

    I can’t wait to hear about Paris!

    p. potter´s last blog post..Flip Flop Flap

  23. Sun says:

    1. Mood: Pleasant
    2. Fragrance:Creed Millesime Imperial — oversprayed, giving myself a headache (dumb)
    3. Eyeshadow: None. Just MAC Tealo Powerpoint Eyeliner (I am in a liner phase right now)
    4. Nails: Don’t do nails. I can’t grow my nails because growing just over 1mm gives me hangnails on all my fingers. OPI 18K Ginza Gold on my toes.
    5. Body lotion: Lubriderm Intense.
    6. Loving’: My daughter and son.
    7. Stressing’: My future (whether to stay at current work)
    8. Purse: Vivien Westwood
    9. Working out today?:Haven’t in 6 months
    10. Goals for the week: Start working out

    I hope your mother-in-law gets better soon!

  24. Allie says:

    Mood: Content.
    Fragrance: B-Spot by Benefit.
    Eye shadow: Just Too Faced Shadow Insurance–it’s very rare that I don’t have at least 5 shadows on. I’m not sure what happened today.
    Nails: They’re naked 🙁
    Body lotion: Bath & Body Cashmere, my new favorite.
    Lovin’: My bed.
    Stressin’: The unemployment situation.
    Purse: Nine West.
    Working out today?: I did twice! Ran a few miles and went on the elliptical. What’s up now?
    Goals for the week: Find a job!

  25. Miss QQ says:

    Hey Karen! I hope you get the interview! I’m so excited too!

    Le list
    Mood: Good for the first time since last week.
    Fragrance: Dior Addict
    Eye shadow: MAC Warm Eyes palette
    Nails: Chanel holiday 2008 shades (swatched on my nails last Saturday) 🙂
    Body lotion: Nothing.
    Lovin’: Chanel Simply Pink Hydrabase lipstick
    Stressin’: Still tired after a really long week last week
    Purse: My everyday big black bag.
    Working out today?: Swimming.
    Goals for the week: Buy the things I want from Chanel holiday makeup collection!

  26. Allie says:

    Ooops, I meant Bath & Body Shea Cashmere Body Cream.

  27. Music_Is_Freedom says:

    Le list
    Mood: Calm-ish.
    Fragrance: Some Davidoff Cool Water knockoff I got several years back.
    Eye shadow: A L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duo shade similar to MAC’s Ricepaper.
    Nails: Nothing, though I might paint them later this week.
    Body lotion: Vaseline Intensive Care. It’s perfect for the cold weather.
    Lovin’: MAC lipstick in Lady Bug, jazz music, and the concept of microhomes. (
    Stressin’: Not really, no.
    Purse: An over-the-shoulder fabric pouch by Kathy Van Zeeland.
    Working out today?: Nah.
    Goals for the week: Get some housecleaning and errands done.

  28. jessica says:

    Le list
    Mood: tired but happy
    Fragrance: something i sprayed myself with at b&bw
    Eye shadow: blanc type and carbon
    Nails: nothing
    Body lotion: nivea
    Lovin’: LIPGLOSS.<3333
    Stressin’: school
    Purse: wallet, white quited hinge wallet
    Working out today?: LOL NOPE.
    Goals for the week: pass math quizzes

  29. Erica says:

    Mood: Reflective; I’ve got some career thinking to do.
    Fragrance: None today
    Eye shadow: Bare, I’ve been awfully lazy
    Nails: Bare…again with the laziness, I REALLY need a mani/pedi
    Body lotion: Lubriderm Sensitive Skin
    Lovin’: Facials, had one on Saturday
    Stressin’: Absolutely…all weekend long, but had things cleared up by this morning.
    Purse: LV Speedy 25
    Working out today?: Nope, did yesterday though
    Goals for the week: READ…I have SO many books I want to get through. Especially “Wild Boy: My Life In Duran Duran,” By Andy Taylor =P those “Twilight”/Stephanie Meyer books and this big thick bio of Abraham Lincoln (“Team of Rivals”). Gonna try and get tons done tomorrow on my day off.

    Erica´s last blog post..Careless Memories

  30. Marisol says:

    Hope everything goes well with your MIL. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
    1. Content. I don’t work tomorrow so this week will fly by. I am looking forward to the weekend. I am going to a par-tay in Marin and then hanging out. Fun times!
    2. DKNY Be Delicious.
    3. MAC Deckchair pigment, Coco Beach pigment, Stile Eye Kajal in Tiger (brown), Too Faced mascara
    4. OPI Keys to my Karma
    5. Trader Joe’s unscented body lotion
    6. Pomegranate green tea, MAC Tendertone in E-Z baby & the cold weather.
    7. About work. Too much going on. The economy and people that I know losing their jobs.
    8. Coach small signature black tote
    9. I plead the fifth!
    10. Remain positive. Things will happen if they are meant to be.

    Marisol´s last blog post..CupcakeCamp 2

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Thank you very much. I’m praying for the best, and hope her operation isn’t too hard on her.

    I am very excited about your upcoming graduation. Whatever you wear make sure it’s waterproof! You never know if/when you’ll get teary. 🙂

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    You are the cutest. I have never known anyone who loved Mondays the way you do!

    I really love the idea of a bright, bold orange lip! I dunno if I could ever pull it off, but I’m sure you could totally do it.

    Oh! I have a very *bright* pink for you called MAC Girl About Town. You can see a pic at the end of this post:

    18 MAC to School Makeup Tips.

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Ines!

    I would be honored if you shared some pics of your makeup and dancing competition. I know you’ll look fierce and you’ll do great. 🙂 And oh, that ball gown sounds to die for!

    Hang in there and take your tests one day at a time, and have a good week!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Eek, When I get chin breakouts they are always either hormonal or because of lack of sleep. They take forever to go away, too, ugh. Last time I had a bad one I switched my regular salicylic acid treatment for benzoyl peroxide. What do you use when you break out?

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    I need some stress relief body lotion right now, LOL!

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Vampyvarnish,

    Poor kitty! Did he have to go to the vet?

    I hope you feel better soon, too. Have a good week!

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Thank you very much for your note. I hope that your friend’s mom fares well, too.

    BTW, that’s an interesting way to store shoes. I’ve been using those plastic, see-through shoe boxes from Container Store (ugh), but I am not crazy about them. I will have to look into that, too.

    Have a good week and stay positive. 🙂

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Erin,

    It’s good to meet you! Glad you popped by to say hello. 🙂

    What kind of dance do you do? And I’m so jealous that you have multiple cats!

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Maria,

    Bare Study is one of those fantastic MAC workhouse products. Do you pair it with MAC shadows, too?

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Almira,

    Thanks. I just hope that it goes smoothly for her.

    Have a good week — and I hope you get some good grades. 🙂

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    I am pretty stressed out the economy, too. Hopefully it will rebound soon.

    We still haven’t dished on your vacay, yet. How was it?

    BTW, I had a super garlic-y mofongo at my fave Puerto Rican place yesterday and I thought of you!

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Evie,

    Thank you so much for the good thoughts. We need ’em right now…

    I’m excited for your new dance class. What kind of dance is it?

    Also, congrats on snagging that Chanel quad. Isn’t it fab?

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    I hope Justin Bobby doesn’t move in, either. First off, homie doesn’t look like he bathes. Blech. Secondly, he only seems to come back into the picture when he’s lacking screen time.

    I will forever be bitter about her dumping that Aussie guy. TEAM CORY 4-EVA!

    Are you excited about Whit’s new show? I hope it has more action than The Hills does these days.

    Have a great week!

    P.S. Thanks for the Tabs complements! He is such a ham for the camera. 🙂

  44. Karen says:

    Hi Casey Ann,

    When I went to SF today they were already setting up the Christmas tree in Union Square! Next thing you know it’s going to be NYE, eek!

  45. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I really didn’t have a grandfather figure in my life so I can’t even imagine how it must feel. Take care of yourself.

  46. KK says:

    Mood: bored and tired…

    Fragrance: marc jacobs from this morn

    Eye shadow:nada

    Nails: nude

    Body lotion: nada

    Lovin’: That we are going to NYC in 5 weeks! I have never been!

    Stressin’: work stuff

    Purse: My Gucci that I got from my sweet husband on our wedding day (its my baby)

    Working out today?: no and sooooo needed to

    Goals for the week: work out and get busy at work!

    Karen I will be thinking about your mother in law…she’s in my prayers girl!

  47. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thanks… I just hope the operation brings us good news and that she doesn’t feel too terrible afterward.

    I just wish we were closer so we could help out. (sigh)

    Do you have a link to your purse? Send, send!

  48. Karen says:

    Hi Meimei,

    That’s cool that you mix and match your scents. It’s kinda like fragrance Frankenstein! What body splash and essential oil combos do you use?

  49. Karen says:

    Hi GG,

    I like the look of acrylics, but don’t have the agility for them. I find they make it really hard to type! But a well done French acrylic to me will always be a thing o’ beauty.

    That’s so cute that you tote your mom’s bag around!

  50. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    J’adore is one of my fragrance loves, too. A friend of mine gave me a bottle years ago (somebody had given it to her and it wasn’t really her style); it was one of those happy fragrance accidents.

    Rock on with your 5 miles of walking! Where did you go? I hope you were wearing comfy shoes. 🙂

  51. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    I see you like citrus scents. Have you ever worn Clinique Happy? It’s one of my favorite citrus scents.

  52. Karen says:

    Hi P. Potter,

    She was cool. I’ll put it up in a few.

    How was your day?

  53. Karen says:

    Hi Sun,

    Thank you for your well wishes… I’ll pass them on to her.

    What kind of job do you have now? Are you thinking about staying in the same industry or trying something new?

  54. Karen says:

    Hi Allie,

    I like the new Shea Cashmere line, too. Does it smell like caramel on you?

    I hope the employment sitch gets getter for you… *keeping fingers crossed*.

  55. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    I’m glad you’re feeling good this week! 🙂

    LOL, I bet your Chanel nails look fierce!

  56. Karen says:

    Hi Music_Is_Freedom,

    Those Tumbleweed homes are neat! I saw that on Oprah a few months ago.

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Good luck on your math quizzes!

    LOL, I will always loves me some lipgloss! What’s your favorite?

  58. Karen says:

    Hi Erica,

    So, I’m a not-so-closeted Duran Duran fan! I must get my hands on that book by Andy Taylor. I love the title, too.

    You’ll zip through the Twilight books really quickly… they are a fast read. Hopefully you can get through them before the movie comes out! 🙂

  59. Elle says:

    Mood: Very angry.
    Fragrance: Mariah Carey.
    Eye shadow: Zilch.
    Nails: About to paint them french.
    Body lotion: Zilch.
    Lovin’: MAC 168 brush.
    Stressin’: Exams, finding credit card, the boyfriend.
    Purse: GUESS? grey one.
    Working out today?: Nah, in a too stressed out mood.
    Goals for the week: Find credit card, buy lashblash + a new bikini.

  60. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Thank you for your positive thoughts. We’ll take all that we can get! 🙂

    Seems like the economy is hitting lots of folks very hard. I hope that it turns around very soon.

    Do you have any thing fun planned since you don’t work tomorrow? Or are you going to spend the day relaxing?

  61. Marisol says:

    I am just going to relax. This weekend I realized that from this weekend on to 2009, I have no free weekends. Have something going on which is great but there are times for ME time.

    Marisol´s last blog post..CupcakeCamp 2

  62. Shana T says:

    Le list

    Mood:disgruntled ( I had an appointment to get my hair straightened this morning and when I called to confirm I found out that the salon had made a mistake and double booked my favorite stylist.It’s irritating because I had to re-arrange my schedule to get the appointment in the first place ( it takes about 5 hours to get my hair done )and now I’ll have to wait 3 more weeks untill I have time again! At least I’ll get it 50% off to compensate for the mix up. )

    Fragrance: Dreams by Salvatore Fergammo

    Eye shadow:MAC pigment in Your Ladyship, a random Stila brown in the crease, Stila Moonlight as a highlight, and MAC Engraved eyeliner. Plus a ton of FiberWig mascara. It’s a Japanese brand and it’s AWESOME! I think you can get it on Sephora’s website.

    Nails: Nothing on hands, pale pink on the toes.

    Body lotion: Cetaphil Body Cream

    Lovin’: My new MAC Eager lipstick, the cold, crisp weather, and the steaming cup of almond tea I just drank.

    Stressin’: having to deal with my hair for another 3 weeks!!

    Purse: A bottle green leather tote from Aldo.

    Working out today?: Already did. Took the doggie for a long run to get rid of bad feeling about my hair!

    Goals for the week: Prepare all my summer clothes for storage and bring out all the winter stuff. Make sure to eat breakfast every day, and help my sis to move into the city.

    I’m really sorry about your mom in law. My dad was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago. He had a tumor under his ear that spread to his jaw bone. It was a really stressful time for our family, but it really pulled us all together and made us so much closer. I know how you’re feeling and I hope everything goes well for your family!
    We’re all thinking of you!

  63. Shiny says:

    I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. I hope everything goes as well as it possibly can. *hugs*

  64. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Yowza! You are going to be a busy girl! That’s good that you’ll be able to have some quiet time just for you. It’s very important for one’s sanity. 🙂

  65. Karen says:

    Hi Shana T,

    I really appreciate your thoughts and positive vibes. I am just really hoping that this week will end on a positive note. We’ll know more after she goes in for her operation.

    I’ve heard a ton of great things about FiberWig. I hope I can check it out in person at Sephora. I’m all about the instant gratification, LOL.

  66. Karen says:

    Hi Shiny,

    *big hugs back* Thank you… I hope it does, too.

    You have a good week. 🙂

  67. Almira says:

    Thanks for the well-wishing, me too =3

    Almira´s last blog post..Shequita and Shannon

  68. Karen says:

    Hi Almira,

    Are you taking a lot of classes? Ahh, I miss school!

  69. Ellery says:

    I can’t stop thinking about the orange so I’m going down for it today, lol!

    That pink is GORGEOUS, I’ve added it to my MAC list!

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    I had a feeling you would like it! It pops even more if you add a shimmery gloss on top, like a Dazzleglass or Glossimer. 🙂

    Sweet, I’m excited about your orange lipstick. I bet it would look really pretty when paired with a teal eye. It would be more of a summery look, but hey, if the weather is gloomy sometimes brights are a nice way to brighten your day.

    LOL, I’m kinda lusting for an orange lipstick now…

  71. Ditte says:

    Mood: Okay – a little down because of all the wind, rain and darkness 🙁 I wanna play with my new chainsaw – but the weather is not with me.
    Fragrance: Something Jean-Paul Gaultier.
    Eye shadow: Lancome duo, a light pink and brown eye.
    Nails: An iridescent black-purple.
    Body lotion: nope – body oil 🙂
    Lovin’: Chocolate and my fireplace.
    Stressin’: Enourmous piles at work.
    Purse: New black leather thing, I don’t think it has a name, but it looks like a million bucks 😉
    Working out today?: Does sex count?
    Goals for the week: Not worry about work when I’m off duty and get through the piles of paperwork and gardenwork I have at home. Felled a tree and need to cut it to smaller pieces 🙂

  72. Brittany says:

    I just decided to walk to campus today. It’s about 1.5 from my house one way and I usually walk about another two miles on campus each day.

  73. Allie says:

    It does smell like caramel. I think that’s why I like it.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes for the job hunt. Something has to come up soon!

    Have a good day 🙂

  74. Angelica says:

    Fragrance:euphoria body wash and lotion, no perfume
    Eye shadow: wash of kitten
    Body lotion:euphoria body lotion
    Lovin’:my current Bobbi Brown purchases (shimmering nudes, limited edition eye & lip palette, velvet plum eye palette) and UD 24/7 eyeliners
    Stressin’: I feel like this financial crisis is going to hit my home in one way or another, but I must stay positive and things will be as they are meant to be.
    Purse: Large Italian leather bag from that my husband bought me for my birthday
    Working out today?:No! I wish, but I have to care for my sick kitty, Marzipan. She is a stray that we recently took and we are trying to get her ready to meet the rest of our four-footed lot.
    Goals for the week:Get Marzipan integrated into the family, work out, get to the grocery store for my mexican food extraveganza, and clean the house. Man, I am busy!

  75. Diva Style says:

    Le list
    Mood: Pissy as of about an hour and a half ago. :-/
    Fragrance: n/a
    Eye shadow: MAC Bisque and the dark grayish/silver color from Sephora Colorful Duo No. 8
    Nails:au naturale
    Body lotion: Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Butter Intensive Hydrating Lotion
    Lovin’: The Life Book, The American Journey of Barack Obama
    Stressin’: about some asinine man. blah.
    Purse: Navy Blue and Gray Vintage Gucci Doctor Bag
    Working out today?: Went to Pole class aka stripperobics 🙂
    Goals for the week: To stay relaxed, not stress out and make it to this meeting I have on Saturday unscathed, LOL.

    Diva Style´s last blog post..Makeup Mondays~

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