Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Sept. 29

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  1. Mood:
  2. Nervous! I have a lot on my plate at work today, and I’m afraid I won’t get everything done.

  3. Outfit:
  4. Since I haven’t gotten ready yet, a tank top and shorts under a terry cloth robe.

  5. Shoes:
  6. None right now, but since it looks like it’s going to be chilly, I think I’ll wear my chocolate brown, knee-high boots.

  7. Lips:
  8. Softlips Lip Protectant in Cherry

  9. Best thing about last weekend:
  10. My friend Jen’s bridal shower.

  11. Nails:
  12. Sally Hansen’s The Good Earth on my toes, but I’m thinking about replacing it with Dior’s Mystic Violine.

  13. Hair product I’m loving:
  14. Bumble & Bumble’s Curl Conscious Holding Foam.

  15. Book I’m reading:
  16. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

  17. Body Lotion:
  18. Stella McCartney Soft Body Milk.

  19. Goals for the week:
  20. Organize my writing desk (NO MORE PROCRASTINATING!), do my laundry, get everything done at work and resist the urge to chop off all of my hair!

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  1. Ellery says:

    Mood: Unstoppable!

    Outfit: Flares, gray t-shirt, bright yellow socks with pink lightening bolts on them.

    Shoes: None.

    Lips: Too Faced Lip Injection.

    Best thing about last weekend: Nothing. 🙁

    Nails: Nothing yet.

    Hair product I’m loving: Palmer’s Olive Oil Conditioner. It seriously is amazing, it makes my hair so silky and it smells good too!

    Book I’m reading: Nicole Richie “The Truth About Diamonds”.

    Body Lotion: A relaxing spa body butter I got from Next in a gift pack.

    Goals for the week: Um.. probably go grocery shopping.

    I hope you get everything done and have a great day! 😀 You reminded me I need some Softlips Vanilla!

  2. lexi says:

    Mood: Lazy – trying to get motivated for the gym this morning

    Outfit: nightgown and bathrobe (hot, right?)

    Shoes: None right now – I really need a pedicure!

    Lips: none – I should put on my Kiehl’s lip balm

    Best thing about last weekend: family time (even though Ikea in East Palo Alto sucked!) I got to curl up on the couch with my hubby and baby and watch Iron Chef!

    Nails: Essie, Mademoiselle – I need a manicure too!

    Hair product I’m loving: I cannot live without my Bumble Tonic Spray

    Book I’m reading: Simon Doonan’s “Eccentric Glamour” – I’m trying to “create an insanely fabulous” me

    Body Lotion: Mangosteen by Fresh

    Goals for the week: Get my car in the shop – driving with a blinking “check engine” light- not so good!

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Your socks sound so cute!

    BTW, did you dye your hair yet?

    LOL, Softlips rocks! I think I also have Vanilla around here somewhere. 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    Oh no! I have it when the “Check Engine” light comes on. It should actually say: “Get Ready to Spend a Few Hundred Dollars.”

    LOL, I’m still in my robe, too… it has a really obnoxious print with lots of different colored stars and some random bunny silhouettes.

  5. Ellery says:

    I only wear socks with cute stuff like that on them. 😀

    And not yet, part of me doesn’t want to dye it turquoise but I definitely don’t want brown anymore. I was thinking of doing blonde again, I want this:

    Plus, my hair’s almost that long so I won’t have long to wait!

    I haven’t used Softlips for a long time, lately all I’ve been using is Carmex. My MAC Lip Conditioner smells kind of… sour. But I can’t take it back since it’s like 5 months old and I rarely use it so that’s probably why. (I got the pot, I wish I’d got the tube!)

  6. yadiQ says:

    Mood: borderline positive

    Outfit: wideleg trouser jeans and bubble gum flutter sleeve top

    Shoes: via spiga suede ballet flats

    Lips: chanel aqualumiere in candy glow

    Best thing about last weekend: i had some time to mental decongest (my new theory on how to cope with life and the issues that congest my brain lol)

    Nails: essie sugar daddy both hands and toes

    Hair product I’m loving: curl concious curl creme with a touch of suave healthy curls (dont sleep on this $3 curl product ladies!!!)

    Book I’m reading: the history of haiti

    Body Lotion: laura mercier creme brulee

    Goals for the week: get back on my excercise regime (i did nothing last week), try to keep the house clean after my due diligence this weekend, try to maintain a positive outlook on life and work, start packing for my much needed vacation on ( i will board my cruise on oct 26) Find a way to cope with an idiot coworker for the rest of the week while the boss is out of the office – any advice ladies – on top of the fact he’s a moron he’s gross!!!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    I am picky about my socks, too. When it gets cold I only like to wear argyle socks in obnoxious colors!

    OMG! That hair is *so hot*. The depth and variation of the shades… fantastic. It looks like that style will require flat ironing and some good texturizing cream. While turquoise would’ve been very cute and edgy I am totally pulling for this look!

    Do you guys get tarte? They have this really wonderful lip conditioner called fRxtion that’s both an exfoliator and a lip conditioner in one. Plus, it smells really good, like brown sugar.

  8. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    Wow! I am so excited for your cruise. 🙂

    Regarding your co-worker, ugh… my policy for gross and obnoxious people is to basically just let their obnoxiousness roll off me like water on a duck’s back. It’s hard to “let it go,” but if getting on my nerves brings someone else joy then I won’t allow them the satisfaction.

    If he crosses the line then you might think about get HR up in there, though.

  9. Megan says:

    Le list

    Mood:sleepy and yucky, I think I have strep throat
    Outfit:Grey leggings, black dress, black cardigan
    Shoes:Purple suede Audley London wedges
    Lips:Korres Full Color Lip Gloss in Nude
    Best thing about last weekend: Going home
    Nails:OPI for Sephora dont go there
    Hair product I’m loving: John Frieda Volumizing spray
    Book I’m reading: Song Of Solomon- Toni Morrison
    Body Lotion: Head to Toe body Moisturizer in Pomegranate
    Goals for the week: Work out everyday!

    Megans last blog post..Exceptionnel de Chanel

  10. Glosslizard says:

    Mood: Not really awake yet! Hopeful though…
    Outfit: Jeans and a peacock blue long-sleeve tee with a black (faux) shearling vest
    Shoes: Black calf-high boots
    Lips: Kirsch mattene
    Best thing about last weekend: Went makeup shopping with my friend!
    Nails: OPI Boris and Natasha
    Hair product I’m loving: Tried Fekkai Nonchalant (love the name) texturizing wax at Sephora yesterday and it’s terrific!
    Book I’m reading: Thanks for reminding me! “Twilight” is finally waiting for me at the library!
    Body Lotion: Jergens Shea Butter lotion
    Goals for the week: To get crackin’ on my next Kyu test!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

  11. Ellery says:

    Aww, I love argyle anything! But I don’t own any.. hmm.

    I know right? Plus it wouldn’t need constant root touch-ups like the turquoise would. I have a good Toni & Guy texturising cream! I’m gonna buy the stuff tomorrow when I go out, so excited!

    Unfortunately we don’t have Tarte here, or at least I’ve never seen it! Which sucks since I need a good lip exfoliator, because when my MAC one is gone then that’s it! They should totally make their exfoliator permanent though. *shifty eyes*

  12. Fie says:

    Mood:Horrible. My brother’s being a twat about me coming back to Malaysia for Xmas hols.

    Outfit:Jeans with a short-sleeves shirt over a tank top.

    Shoes: Nine West Jobilyn gladiator sandals

    Lips: Nivea lipcare in Strawberry

    Best thing about last weekend: I got to talk to my boyfriend for an hour on my phone

    Nails: Some random shimmery pink

    Hair product I’m loving: TRESemme Color Revitalising Conditioner

    Book I’m reading: None currently if you don’t count my programme modules 😛

    Body Lotion: Nivea Rich Care Body Moisturiser for Dry Skin

    Goals for the week: To confirm with my dad about my flight back and raising enough money to pay him back for the flight. 🙁 That includes selling my MAC stuff.

  13. Lehea says:

    Mood: So/so, feel like I have a sore throat coming on. =(

    Outfit: Grey t-shirt and black sweat pants. Haven’t been awake too long.

    Shoes: Nada

    Lips: Bare

    Best thing about last weekend: Hanging out at a friend’s house, having dinner and catching up on things with each other. We’re planning on having a pre-Halloween party there in a few weeks. Really excited about that! Now I just need a costume.

    Nails: Bare

    Hair product I’m loving: Fekkai Glossing Cream

    Book I’m reading: Nothing at the moment. I should continue my Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.

    Body Lotion: Suave

    Goals for the week: Try not to get sick, continue working out, rearrange stuff in my room, get more sleep.

  14. Yellow Fever says:

    Mood:Still a bit sleepy
    Outfit:Hot pink t-shirt and blue jeans
    Shoes:Wedge tennis shoes
    Lips:MAC astral…doesn’t match…gonna change it to hot pink
    Best thing about last weekend:Chili’s Chocolate Chip Molten Lava Cake YUM!
    Nails:in desperate need of a mani/pedi
    Hair product I’m loving:Beyond the Zone Split Mender
    Book I’m reading:People of the Lie by Dr. Peck
    Body Lotion:Nivea in a little tin can
    Goals for the week:Convince the boyfriend to take me to the rock climbing gym!

    Yellow Fevers last blog post..Pepsi Outfit

  15. Lisa says:

    Le list
    Mood: Exhausted but happy
    Outfit: Sweater set in dark navy with tiny little metallic flecks; navy silk crepe pants; cream and bronze Coach purse
    Shoes: Bronze wedge heals
    Lips: Lancome Valentine and Lancome Juicy tubes Bobole; Chanel Carmin liner
    Best thing about last weekend: Met Senator Obama
    Nails: Lancome Code Red
    Hair product I’m loving: Aveda Brilliant products – love them all!
    Book I’m reading: unfortunately, nothing for pleasure – just the West’s Annotated Indiana Code for a seminar paper I have to prepare and present
    Body Lotion: Sensaria Green Tea (wonderful bath and body products)

    Goals for the week:

  16. Bada says:

    Mood: Tired
    Outfit: Jeans and green t-shirt
    Shoes: Platform sandals
    Lips: bare
    Best thing about last weekend: Austin Powers
    Nails: Renda (translucid white)
    Hair product I’m loving: Hot oil treatment
    Book I’m reading: Dostoievski biography
    Body Lotion: Buriti bath oil
    Goals for the week: Lose 2 pounds

    Badas last blog post..Oh, behave…

  17. Lisa G. says:

    Le list

    Mood: Kinda crabby–started a new med a few days ago and I don’t feel good, which is par for the course, until I get used to the drug.

    Outfit: LOL, pink pajama bottoms, hot pink T-shirt. High fashion!!

    Shoes: Havianas. Not pink.

    Lips: Dry. I’m dehydrated. Burt’s Bees Pomengranate is helping.

    Best thing about last weekend: Getting to see my in-laws. They rock!

    Nails: Bare and bitten, as usual. At least my toes look good, I got one of the new OPI colors from the France collection–a dark mauvey-purple, but I can’t think of the name. I took mom-in-law out for pedicures.

    Hair product I’m loving: John Frieda Brilliant Brunettes Shine-Shock Glosser.

    Book I’m reading: Still reading Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antionette. I’m more into magazines at the moment…

    Body Lotion: St. Ives Shea Butter and Oatmeal

    Goals for the week: To get a lot of traffic from my makeup giveaway–drop by and enter!!

    Lisa G.s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #12

  18. tania says:

    Le list
    Outfit:fav striped top, black pants
    Shoes:I wore my new black mary jane pumps today but now its the new balances
    Lips:CO Bigelow’s Rose Salve
    Best thing about last weekend:going to camp chippewa for its 50th anniversary party. I had a s’more and homeade ice cream!!
    Nails:I don’t regularly polish my fingernails-to distracting.
    Hair products I’m loving:Redken Anti Snap, Treseme Heat Tamer Spray, Herbal Essences Body Envy Hairspray.
    Book I’m reading:Harry Potter 2
    Body Lotion:Vaseline Cocoa Butter-its amazing and cheap!
    Goals for the week:Stay focused, don’t freak out, clean my house, nap everyday! 🙂

  19. Beth says:

    Le list

    Mood: Chilled out. I have a week off work and I had a very productive day!

    Outfit: Black satin pj bottoms and a pale blue David and Goliath tank top that says “Rock is Dead: Long Live Paper and Scissors” with a picture of a little dead rock and a happy paper and scissors LOL

    Shoes: Barefoot.

    Lips: Carmex. I just rediscovered this and I’m not sure how I forgot about it.

    Best thing about last weekend: Some lovely make up buys Mac Lipstick in Syrup (my new fave) and lipglass in Cult of Cherry and a Smashbox kit from QVC with their Halo powder in it. Also and equally as cool, I hung out with my friends on Saturday afternoon and saw a movie with my folks on Saturday night (Righteous Kill – it was okay).

    Nails: French manicure on my fingers and french manicure on my toes, with silver crystals on my big toes.

    Hair product I’m loving: John Frieda Weather Works Serum. No damp weather frizz here.

    Book I’m reading: I’m not really. I started Slash’s autobiography a month ago and I really ought to finish it.

    Body Lotion: I’m using Johnsons Baby Oil these days, I love the smell.

    Goals for the week: Lots! I’m getting a tattoo tomorrow, so that will be awesome if I can get through it without crying. Have lunch with as many friends as I can. Help my dad redecorate the kitchen. See the Rothko exhibit at the Tate Modern.


    Beths last blog post..Frightening the Nurse

  20. tania says:

    Le list
    Outfit:fav striped top, black pants
    Shoes:I wore my new black mary jane. pumps today but now its the new balances
    Lips:CO Bigelow’s Rose Salve
    Best thing about last weekend:going to camp chippewa for its 50th anniversary party. I had a s’more and homeade ice cream!!
    Nails:I don’t regularly polish my fingernails-to distracting.
    Hair products I’m loving:Redken Anti Snap, Treseme Heat Tamer Spray, Herbal Essences Body Envy Hairspray.
    Book I’m reading:Harry Potter 2
    Body Lotion:Vaseline Cocoa Butter-its amazing and cheap!
    Goals for the week:Stay focused, don’t freak out, clean my house, nap everyday! 🙂

  21. Elle says:

    Nervous for my White Sox (rain delay right now…) and tired from a busy weekend

    Pink top, gray sweater, black and pink striped skirt

    Black peep-toe high heels by Sofft (soooo comfortable!)

    Softlips Lip Protectant in Raspberry. I also just threw on some of MAC’s Lightly Ripe lipstick on top.

    Best thing about last weekend:
    Getting errands done (sad how that’s exciting for me but it is!) and spending some quality time with my friend and the doggie.

    Just OPI’s Malaga Wine (my favorite) on my toes right now.

    Hair product I’m loving:
    Sally Hershberger’s Primer for wavy hair…I think that’s what it’s called? Style primer? That coupled with Sunsilk’s Waves of Envy gel helps me keep my waves looking pretty.

    Book I’m reading:
    Just finished “Nine Minutes” by Paulo Coelho, and now I’m reading Victoria Beckham’s book…

    Body Lotion:
    The Body Shop’s body butter in Vanilla Spice (I think it’s a holiday edition, LOL)

    Goals for the week:
    “resist the urge to chop off all of my hair!”–Haha, me too! It’s getting unbearable. I also have to catch up on Mad Men, cook, and make plans with my friend for his birthday.

  22. vampyvarnish says:

    Mood: Crampy
    Outfit: Kut jeans, grey ruffle tank w/black cardigan
    Shoes: Black & white polka dot peep toe wedges
    Lips: MAC Fine China lipglass
    Best thing about last weekend: Getting caught up on swatching and TV!
    Nails: China Glaze Blue Paradise
    Hair product I’m loving: Garnier sleek & shine anti frizz cream
    Book I’m reading: The Duchess
    Body Lotion: Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters hand lotion
    Goals for the week: Get through it as fast as possible!

  23. Brittany says:

    Mood: STARVING. Chowing down a can of mandarin oranges before I have to head back up to campus for another 3 hrs.
    Outfit: Jeans and a polo
    Shoes: flip flops from old navy
    Lips: Burts bees, the regular kind
    Best thing about last weekend: Sleeping in 🙂
    Nails: Naked right now, but I have silver on my toes. I think it’s Hard Candy Trailer Trash.
    Hair product I’m loving: Dove intensive damage repair (or something) It’s in the blue container.
    Book I’m reading: Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States…fun stuff 😉
    Body Lotion: BBW irresistible apple
    Goals for the week: Have an awesome 21st Bday! 😀

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Good luck on your work out goal! I think I’ll try that one for this week, too.

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Yeah, those constant root touch ups are BRUTAL! Sure, you’ll get to catch up on your reading at the salon, but it gets really old fast.

    So yay, I’m excited about your new hair. Do you have a good colorist? That pic of Nic looks like there’s at least three different shades of blonde up in there…

  26. Indian Girl says:

    Mood: Happy and thanks to my lipstick I feel sexy !
    Outfit: Black pants and a wine colored shirt
    Shoes:Black pumps
    Lips: Julie Hewett – Sin Noir ( a beautiful wine red color)
    Best thing about last weekend: got to relax and read lots of books
    Nails: Essie – Tomboy No More
    Hair product I’m loving: –
    Book I’m reading: Jane Heller – Sis Boom bah [:p]
    Body Lotion: St. Ives Mineral therapy
    Goals for the week: Work out as many days as possible. I put on weight in summer…and cant wait to get it all off 🙁

    Indian Girls last blog post..Sexy Eye and Lip Look for Night !

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Fie,

    Girl… that’s too bad about your MAC, but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

    At least you talked to your sweetie on the phone this weekend. 🙂 That’s always a good thing!

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    Oh no. I hope it doesn’t turn into a cold!

    What costume are you thinking of doing? Halloween is my *fave* holiday!

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Yellow Fever,

    LOL, I often switch lipsticks/glosses in the middle of the day. I usually have at least three of ’em in my purse for variety. What did you change it to?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Lisa,

    That’s pretty amazing. Where did you meet him?

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Bada,

    Hey! I love Austin Powers. The first movie is one of my faves comedies, ever. Yeah baby!

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I hope you feel better soon!

    LOL, I have a pair of Havianas in my car (I keep them for high heel emergencies). They are hot pink!

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Beth,

    GIRL! What’s the tattoo going to look like? I don’t have any (too fickle), but would love to get some birds on my back someday if I could ever decide on a design.

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    I tried a pair of Sofft heels on a few weeks ago, and daaaang, those shoes and comfortable. I might have to get me a pair very soon.

    If you promise not to chop your hair off I promise to keep mine intact. I am very, very tempted for at least a small trim or maybe some layers… I’m just afraid that will lead to an impromptu hacking.

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Vampyvarish,

    Hope your week goes by quickly… I’m hoping for that, too. 🙂

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Happy Birthday! When is the big day, and what are you doing to celebrate?

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    I’ve got working out on my list, too. What kind of exercise do you like to do?

  38. Megan says:

    Mood: Sleepy…my allergist is making me try a new med. and I want to take a nap. 🙂 Not bad otherwise though.
    Outfit: A Hotpink sweater with black pinstriped pants that have a tiny pink pinstripe
    Shoes: black wedge sandals – yeah I froze last week and was sweating over the weekend.
    Lips: Blistex silk and shine.
    Best thing about last weekend: finding a counch, loveseat and chair that i loved that didn’t break my budget.
    Nails: nailtiques formula 2 on the pingers, OPI Bastille my heart on my toes.
    Hair product I’m loving: Hmmm… right now I am loving that my hair is just getting so long. I can put it in a tine ponytail…LOL not that I am. I guess I will go with the Aussie opposites attract.
    Book I’m reading: I have a whole stack…and I haven’t touched any of them. 🙂 soon though.
    Body Lotion: Just Aveeno.
    Goals for the week: Get the kitchen more organized and stick to watching what I’m eating.

  39. Jennifer says:

    Mood: Stressed, and it’s only Monday!

    Outfit: White t-shirt, wide leg jeans, grandmother’s diamond heart pendant

    Shoes: Brown leather Roman sandals

    Lips: Aromaleigh Color Infusion Botanical Lipstick in Gossamer

    Best thing about last weekend: Sleeping in!!!

    Nails: Nothing. They look like crap.

    Hair product I’m loving: John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon smoothing stuff

    Book I’m reading: I haven’t had time to read in quite a while…

    Body Lotion: Today, The Body Shop’s in White Musk

    Goals for the week: Get caught up on all of these past-deadline manuscripts, get my desk organized, get my kitty to get his shots, get my car inspected

    Jennifers last blog post..Makeup Brushes for the Middle Class – Part One

  40. ElleB says:

    Mood:Level…but heavily procrastinating!
    Outfit:Old Navy PJ bottoms, white tank
    Lips: Nothing
    Best thing about last weekend: Ummm…I had Saturday off!
    Nails: OPI, Yoga-ta get this blue
    Hair product I’m loving: None…I’m about to go to the beauty supply store now!
    Book I’m reading: All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Richard P. Jones
    Body Lotion: I prefer Vaseline’s cocoa butter gel
    Goals for the week: Get all my work done in a timely fashion…

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Oh yay! Do you have a pic of your furniture?

    Unfortunately Tabs is quickly turning my couch into a scratching post. I have to get a couch cover, ASAP!

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Good luck getting your kitty to the vet. Those days seem to be stressful ones for both me and the cat!

  43. Karen says:

    Hi ElleB,

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried the coca butter gel. Does it smell good? I bet it sinks in fast ’cause it’s a gel, yah?

  44. Louise Gray says:

    Dear Karen,
    You are so together!!!

    Mood: Hopeful. .
    Outfit: Zebra striped top and skirt. If I must say so myself, it makes me look good-form fitting to enhance the best parts of me-nice front (not implants) and just the right caboose hahahahahahah!!!!
    Shoes: black sandals-I know fall is here but I needed one last gasp of summer

    Lips:Vincent Longo’s Groove
    Best thing about last weekend: Brunch with my 2 gay husbands J. and S.
    Nails: Au Naturel
    Hair product I’m loving: nothing is working well for me at the moment
    Book I’m reading: Gods of Eden by William Bramley
    Body Lotion: Chanel No. 5
    Goals for the week: Tie Up some loose ends
    Hope you and Tabs are feeling fine.

  45. Casey Ann says:

    Mood: Bummed – where did the weekend go?
    Outfit: Banana Republic black trousers and plum sweater
    Shoes: Nine West flats
    Lips: Nars Lipgloss – Bad Education
    Best thing about weekend: Attending friend’s wedding.
    Nails: CG Side Saddle
    Hair Product: Creme with Silk Groom
    Book: 1491
    Body lotion: Cetaphil
    Goals for the week: Go to the gym at least 3 times!

  46. Elle says:

    Haha, OK, Karen, we’ll both stay strong. A trim is OK, as are layers, but no impromptu hacking! (Sounds like a good band name. “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Impromptu Hackers!”)

  47. Daya says:

    Hey Karen! I hope you’re successful on the office organization. 🙂

    Mood: Loved
    Outfit: jeans, brown tee
    Shoes: right now, none!
    Lips: MAC Rich N Ripe
    Best thing about last weekend: a whole weekend with JUST the husband at the beach
    Nails: Boys N’ Berry (OPI)
    Hair product I’m loving: I’m tempted to try an Ojon shampoo
    Book I’m reading: Just Breathe
    Body Lotion: B&BW Sweet Pumpkin
    Goals for the week: pay on my loan and get my fall decorations up

  48. bella says:

    Le list
    Mood: a bit stressed, and tired from waking up for my 7:15 class, but generally okay. i’m contemplating whether or not to drop one class.

    Outfit: i just showered, so right now, a hot pink super-oversized towel. but i’m going to put on dark denim rock & republic scorpion jeans with red contrast stitching, and a red american apparel zip-front hoodie. and uggs. it’s raining. and i want to be comfy.

    Shoes: short classic uggs in sand. whatever, i’m comfy, and it’s raining.

    Lips: aquafina lipbalm.

    Best thing about last weekend: finding this awesome vintage lacoste grandpa-style cardigan, and some clothes from topshop, all at my local buffalo exchange. i can’t wait til topshop opens in LA.

    Nails: louvre-me, louvre-me not. i need to get them re-done.

    Hair product I’m loving: herbal essences none of your frizz-ness shampoo and conditioner. so cheap, really good, and it smells divine.

    Book I’m reading: blindness by jose saramago.

    Body Lotion: jergens natural glow firming in medium/tan.

    Goals for the week: go to all my classes, get my halloween costume, stop spending so much money, lol. and eat better, and stop eating out as much.

  49. Tiera says:

    Mood: Anxious, I’ve got a lot to get done this week, but I’m excited to hit the ground running!

    Outfit: It’s a Billabong kind of day! (Jeans, 3/4 sleeve top, and slippers from the Bong!)

    Shoes: Billabong slippers

    Lips: MAM Creemsheen in Modesty

    Best thing about last weekend: Shopping!

    Nails: White On from Sally Hansen (Hard as Nails Extreme Wear)

    Hair product I’m loving: BioSilk Silk Therapy (one of my HG items)

    Book I’m reading: The Book of Mormon

    Body Lotion: Johnson and Johnson Baby Lotion (curse my sensetive skin!)

    Goals for the week: Prep the new website for testing, finish a business plan, book staff for Oct. 17, test out all my products from my latest MAC haul!

  50. Holly says:

    Le list

    Mood: tired from work but excited for my week of Chanel in London next week 🙂
    Outfit: Victoria’s Secret pink and white pj bottoms, vest top and my university sweatshirt over because its really chilly tonight!
    Shoes:none im in bed! but i have covered my feet in moisturiser and put cotton socks on!
    Lips:Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Baby Gold with a little Chanel Glossimer in Volage over
    Best thing about last weekend: wasnt a big one for me but I did go to see Cabaret at the theatre on friday night which was really good then had a fun night in watching the notebook with my best friend last night!
    Nails: OPI’s Malaga Wine – I like it but dont love it it takes a few coats which is annoying!
    Hair product I’m loving: Kerastase oleo relax 🙂
    Book I’m reading: the postsecret book by frank warren
    Body Lotion: Clarins moisture rich body lotion – its so rich I absolutely adore it and the scent is gorgeous! I first got it with a gift with purchase and finally gave up and bought it last week!
    Goals for the week: finally get all my summer clothes put into the attic for storage and avoid getting ill – there seems to be something catching!

  51. Karen says:

    Hi Louise Gray,

    LOL, thanks, girl! I wish I was together… le sigh!

    I am completely envious of your striped outfit.

  52. Karen says:

    Hi Casey Ann,

    I know! I need at least one more day to relax. Which of your friends got married? Are you close to him/her?

  53. Karen says:

    Hi Bella,

    I am already thinking about my Halloween costume, too. What are you going to dress up as?

  54. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    BioSilk Silk Therapy is great. That’s an old school favorite from ten years ago…

  55. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Isn’t The Notebook a great movie? Did you cry at the end?

    BTW, I am now itching to try that new Clarisn body lotion! Sounds just like something I’d love.

  56. Brittany says:

    Thanks 🙂

    On Thursday, which is my real b-day my fiance is taking me out for dinner at this awesome restaurant near my house that does fusion food. It has like Indian, European, Oriental,’s awesomely delicious. On Friday I’m heading into NYC with my two best friends and we’re going to a “beauty night out” ( I’ve never been to one of those, so it should be interesting. Then out for drinks afterwards.

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    How fun! Be sure to eat lots of dessert when you guys go out to eat on Thursday.

    The Beauty Night Out event looks like it’ll be fun. Are your BF’s beauty junkies, too?

    I was just chatting with a friend about NY today. I haven’t been back in a few years and I hope I can go this year! I love that city. It just gets under your skin… I am a total city person and would love to live there someday.

  58. Josay says:

    Mood: Better

    Outfit: Chocolate Satin Blouse with Black Pants

    Shoes: Brown Loafer

    Lips: MAC Spark Can’t Fly

    Best thing about last weekend: What Happen in Vegas Movie

    Nails: Gala by Zoya

    Hair product I’m loving: Redken Shampoo

    Book I’m reading: Not finish Harry Potter 2 (too much magazines to read lol)

    Body Lotion: XX (musk body mist by a Canadian Brand name Dans un jardin). This brand is like Bath & Body Works in the U.S.

    Goals for the week: Be Happy 🙂 Be Happy 🙂 Be Happy 🙂

  59. Tiffany says:

    Le list

    Mood: sad about returning to work tomorrow 🙁
    Outfit: vs pink boyfriend sweats and a t-shirt
    Shoes: none!
    Lips: burt’s bees
    Best thing about last weekend: a weekend trip to charlotte
    Nails: toes have OPI mod-ern girl, but it needs replacing badly
    Hair product I’m loving: pantene beautiful lengths shampoo and conditioner
    Book I’m reading: um, just a boring book for school. I wish I had time to read something fun right now.
    Body Lotion: vs sweet sugar
    Goals for the week: get a bunch of stuff done at work, and make some progress on my thesis

  60. Erica says:

    Mood: tired…its monday…
    Outfit: black and teal floral dress, navy blue boyfriend cardigan, tank-top underneath (cant show the goods at work), Forever21 letter ‘A’ pendant (A for my last name), Tiffany’s double loving heart ring, diamond stud earrings
    Shoes: Steve Madden grey suede boots
    Lips: bare (didn’t have time before class to apply lipstick)
    Best thing about last weekend:
    Nails: Chanel blue satin
    Hair product I’m loving: not really a product, but i’m loving my new Umberto of Beverly Hills banana-shaped hair brush (a good buy at Target)
    Book I’m reading: How to Raise an American
    Body Lotion: Lubriderm sensitive skin formula
    Goals for the week: plan plan plan! laundry, get boyfriend’s anniversary gift, buy vitamin c, get a/c fixed in my classroom

    Ericas last blog post..Pump Up The Volume

  61. Erica says:

    oops – forgot the best thing about the weekend…i’ve got 2 things: being the godmother and getting my twin niece and nephew baptized; and spending time and having delicious thai food with boyfriend

    Ericas last blog post..Pump Up The Volume

  62. ines says:

    Le list
    hi karen,
    hope all goes well in san francisco! montreal is getting rather chilly and miserable.

    Mood: tired. three midterms this week.

    Outfit: seven for all mankind dark wash skinny jeans, white backless t-shirt by american apparel, orange oversize cardigan, gold silk scarf, topped off with small gold stud earrings, thin gold bangle, and oversize sunglasses. hair loose, touchable and beach-wavey (but so badly in need of a trim), the way the boy loves it.

    Shoes: sam edelman ballet flats with chain buckle detail in graphic print satin

    Lips: escada the visualist magnetic color lipstick – orange buster (a gold tangerine-orange with pearl)

    Best thing about last weekend: let’s just say the dance partner of two and a half months or so is more than a dance partner now.

    Nails: essie sugar daddy (a soft milky pink) – perfect for the park avenue manicure (a transluscent nude pink, minus the cheesy white tips)

    Hair product I’m loving: herbal essences hello hydration shampoo and conditioner – it’s so cheap, but makes my long (down to my waist), dry hair silky and manageable. plus the coconut-floral smell is so nice and tropical when you don’t want to let go of summer, just yet.

    Book I’m reading: the art of racing in the rain – garth stein

    Body Lotion: origins shedonism deeply hydrating butter cream… mmmmm gardenias… *drool*

    Goals for the week: study for my midterms… and to not drink more than three cups of coffee a day.

  63. KK says:

    Mood: Sad and I dont know why..tears just keep on coming. ;(

    Outfit:pink juicy pants and a white gap tank

    Shoes: nada

    Lips: nada

    Best thing about last weekend: sleeping in alot and spending time with my mama!

    Nails: nada

    Hair product I’m loving: Fredrick F Glossing cream

    Book I’m reading: nope!

    Body Lotion: Amazing Grace

    Goals for the week: to not spend any money!!!!!!!!!

    Have a fantastic week Karen!!!!

  64. Roxy says:

    Mood: Sleepy
    Outfit: True Religion jeans + Marc Jacobs t-shirt + Kenneth Cole green vest
    Shoes: Kenzo Green Tulip Booties
    Lips: Laura Mercier lip gloss
    Best thing about last weekend: Hubby coming home from trip to Canada
    Nails: bare…. I need a manicure.. ASAP!
    Hair product I’m loving: LUSH Big
    Book I’m reading: Reading Adobe Manuals….
    Body Lotion: Michael Kors
    Goals for the week: Workout at the gym after work and seal the deal with a client for some motion graphics design work 😉

    Roxys last blog post..Hmm… Interesting….

  65. Miss QQ says:

    Le list
    Mood: Insecure and unsettled.
    Outfit: Black top, taupe skirt.
    Shoes: White & pink heels.
    Lips: Chanel lip pencil in Natural, MAC Pop Circle l/s, MAC Jampacked l/g.
    Best thing about last weekend: Went shopping with my mum and bought a black dress.
    Nails: Chanel Tulipe Noire on my toes.
    Hair product I’m loving: Kiehls’ Volumising shampoo.
    Book I’m reading: Nil.
    Body Lotion: Nil.
    Goals for the week: More shopping! 🙂

  66. Marisol says:

    Mood – Stressed. Quarter end!
    Outfit – PJs right now. 😀
    Shoes – Steve Madden slippers
    Lips – MAC Tendertone E-Z Baby
    Best thing about last weekend – watching Felicity Sophomore Year
    Nails – french manicure acrylics
    Hair Product I am Loving – probably the last person to discover BioSilk Therapy but I like it a lot.
    Book I am reading – The Red Book by Sera Beak
    Body Lotion – Cetaphil
    Goals for the week – make lunch so I am not buying lunch every day.

    Marisols last blog post..How I style my hair

  67. Rosie says:

    Mood: sleepy
    Outfit: stupid work polo shirt and sweatpants. god i’m fashionable
    Shoes:uggs minis, ditto
    Lips:fresh lip balm
    Best thing about last weekend: it rained all day sunday. great excuse to do nothing but laundry
    Nails: UV french. i work in a doctors office, boring nails
    Hair product I’m loving: aveda pure abundance spray
    Book I’m reading: book? probably harry potter book 6 again to refresh my memory before the next movie
    Body Lotion:none today, kind of humid after the rain
    Goals for the week: to get thru without killing anybody .. ha ha

  68. GG says:

    Mood: Energized/Excited!– Planning a birthday party for my best friend!

    Outfit: gray (lovingly worn and borderline tattered) t-shirt, never-returned-to-owner boxers

    Shoes: Au natural! Kickin’ back with my feet up on the coffee table! (my mother would have a fit!!!)

    Lips: residue from today… Myth lipstick by MAC with a coat of Turkish Delight lipglass by NARS

    Best thing about last weekend: my friend is doing a photo project for school (I feel so popular lately, I’ve been the subject of all of her assignments. Perks of having a photog major for a friend!) and we went to this festival, asked the hot cops to pretend to arrest me, and flirted a lotttt!

    Nails: N.Y.C. Yellow Creme Taxicab

    Hair product I’m loving: Tresemme Heat Tamer Protective Spray. I flatiron my hair wayyy too much so it helps keep my hair protected from all the damaging heat =(

    Book I’m reading: My linguistics textbook. Ugh.

    Body Lotion: St. Ives mineral therapy lotion. Best everrrrr!

    Goals for the week: Catch up on all my missed schoolwork. Perks of being sick-> sleeping 14 hours a day. Downfalls-> wanting to tear out your eyes from all the stuff you have to do to catch up!

  69. Ellery says:

    I actually do my own hair. 😀

    I started trimming it when I was 14, then when I was 15 I started cutting it, and now I cut and dye it. I haven’t cut it for a while though since I’m growing it, but a few months ago I had an Agyness Deyn moment, so without that my hair would be shoulder length by now!

    Everytime I used to go to the salon they did nothing right so I just said “Whatever. I’ll do it myself.” I’m not a professional, but I do a good job even if I do say so myself. 😉

    I’m gonna have to try hard on this color though since I’ve never done anything like this, I usually just do one solid color.

  70. Ellie Paddy says:

    Mood: Sore, tired, agatated
    Outfit: Canturbury pants, cotton on green hoodie
    Shoes: Grandpa slippers lol.
    Lips: Cetaphil dry skin moisturizer haha.
    Best thing about last weekend: Getting drunk and FINALLY talking to my 2 year crush. 🙂
    Nails: Sally Hansons miracle growth (clear)
    Hair product I’m loving: Tresemme shampoo/conditioner
    Book I’m reading: Dont read books, just mags.
    Body Lotion: Im trying to get a natural glow going, so Johason holiday skin
    Goals for the week: Buy new clothes to make me wardrobe ‘sexier’ Haha.

  71. Beth says:

    Hey Karen

    I’m kinda fickle myself, which is why I’ve only had piercings up until now.

    I’m having 3 butterflies on a vine on my lower back. The butterflies are going to be turquoise to symoblise calmness, yellow for happiness and positivity and hot pink to symbolise passion because these are all things that I want more of in my life.

    I’m due to go in about 2 hours and I’m really nervous about it now. I’m pretty sure its going to hurt like a seriously hurty thing, but it’ll be worth it.

    Hopefully, if it doesn’t look to hideous right afterwards I’ll get a picture up on the blog so you can check it out!

    Hope you have a good Tuesday!


    Beths last blog post..Frightening the Nurse

  72. Tali says:

    Mood: Melancholy..thinking of an old love who i miss every day. Im in the holiday house we used to live in now and i just wish things had turned out differently.. wonder if he thinks of me

    Outfit: Stitches denim jeans and blue pjama top

    Shoes: Slippers of the fluffy variety

    Lips: Rosal milk and honey lip balm

    Best thing about last weekend: Not really sure…

    Nails: Natural pink

    Hair product I’m loving: Silk Groom from Kheils

    Book I’m reading: Smoke and Mirrors

    Body Lotion: Dove skin glow

    Goals for the week: Not to cry over my lost love so my new one doesnt feel bad

  73. Lydia says:

    Sickly- my stomach hurts

    Since I haven’t gotten ready yet, a t-shirt and my Victoria’s Secret Pajama pants.

    None right now

    Carmindy by Sally Hansen Lip Butter in a berry color

    Best thing about last weekend:
    Being lazy and eating chinese food

    China Glaze VIII

    Hair product I’m loving:
    Suave Professionals fake nexxus conditioner?

    Book I’m reading:
    Dry by Augusten Burroughs

    Body Lotion:
    Johnson and Johnson Melt Away Stress Body Lotion

    Goals for the week:
    do my laundry

    Lydias last blog post..Hey again

  74. Karen says:

    Hi Josay,

    Oh cool! I’ve never heard of that bath/body brand. If I ever make it to Canada then I will try to remember to find it!

    Have a happy week! 🙂

  75. Karen says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Good luck on your thesis this week, girlie!

  76. Karen says:

    Hi Erica,

    I have to say Forever 21 has some kick-ass accessories. I love going in there and buying bracelets and necklaces.

  77. Karen says:

    Hi Ines,

    I wish I could send you some sunshine! It’s a beautiful fall day here today!

    And OMG… your dance partner!!!! 🙂

  78. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    Girl, you have a good one too! Keep smiling!

  79. Karen says:

    Hi Roxy,

    Good luck with the deal this week… I hope it gets sealed!

  80. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    Nice! What does your black dress look like?

  81. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    BioSilk is sooo good as a finisher. I love applying it on the ends after I flat iron.

  82. Karen says:

    Hi Rosie,

    You can do it! 🙂

  83. Karen says:

    Hi GG,

    How fun! When is the big bash? And what are ya’ll going to be doing?

  84. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Props to you! I wish I could do my own coloring and cutting. The one time I tried cutting my bangs lets just say things did not go well. And whenever I color I make a ton of mess all over the bathroom. I am just not coordinated enough, I guess.

    You are so lucky you can do your own hair maintenance. I bet it saves so much $ and allows you a ton of flexibility.

    What are you thinking with new Nic color? Will you be doing several different colors or maybe one or two for the highlights?

  85. Karen says:

    Hi Ellie Paddy,

    Grampa slippers rule!

  86. Karen says:

    Hi Beth,

    Girl… I went with my bff to get hers years ago and that pretty much cured me from wanting a tattoo for a few years. I still might, though, in the future. My brother is actually covered with them. He has them on his forearms, and for years he hid them from my mom and dad by wearing long sleeved flannel shirts, even in 90 degree heat. HA AH AH! The jig is so up now, though.

    I am looking forward to seeing your butterflies. I hope it goes well! *crosses fingers*

    Keep smiling!

  87. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    Big hugs to you, girlie. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

  88. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    I love that Suave Professionals conditioner! It’s quite fab!

  89. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,

    I lve The Notebook, I have seen it about a hundred times now so didnt cry but my eyes still fill up at the end, the first time I watched it I was in tears about 10 mins in haha even my (then) boyfriend filled up at the end!!

    The Clarins Moisture rich isn’t new, they do have a new one called Satin Smooth body lotion but im not a fan at all, Moisture Rich is gorgeous if you dont mind it being pretty thick, it doesnt soak into the skin for quite a long time but at the same time isnt greasy. I smother myself in it before bed a couple of times a week and it keeps my skin nice and smooth 🙂

  90. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Ha! So did El Hub! That boy cried a river and then some. 🙂

    I *love* thick lotions so Moisture Rich sounds just like my thing. This actually gives me an excuse to go back to the Clarins counter to visit with the eye shadow quads! Whee!

  91. Ellery says:

    I hate making mess! When I dyed my hair brown I got some dye on the windowsill and it’s still there, lol!

    I was thinking… bleach it, tone it a little, then get a highlighting cap/color random strands light blonde, then do the same with a really really light brown/dark blonde. I may go get all the stuff after I go to the dentist today! Eeee!

    I’m also buying some black lipstick, hell yes.

  92. bella says:

    hi karen!
    i’m going as the quee of hearts from alice in wonderland! my best friend is going as alice, her boyfriend is going to be the white rabbit, and my other friend is going to be the mad hatter.

  93. Jo says:

    Le list

    Mood: Good (Had a great weekend)

    Outfit: Sweet Pea Top (I just love Sweet Pea, Cute and Comfy) and pants

    Shoes: Steve Madden

    Lips: Estee Lauder High Gloss Plump in Sorbet Plump

    Best thing about last weekend: Did a 5K race and had a Football party with lots of friends and BBQing

    Nails: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Champagne Toast

    Hair product I’m loving:Redken Outshine Glass 01 SMOOTHING SERUM

    Book I’m reading: hmmmm, People, People Style Watch and In Style 🙂

    Body Lotion: Bath and Body Works in Sweet Pea (LOVE IT)

    Goals for the week: Try not to stress! :-S 😛

  94. Jo says:

    Hi Fie,

    Where do you get your Nivea lipcare in Strawberry?
    I have been looking everywhere for it!


  95. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Me too! There are all these random spots from the failed hair dye attempts I did a few years back… they still mock me!

    I like the idea of random streaks, but also like the thought of the concentration of the bulk of the highlights being in the front and then tapering out to the back. Honestly, though, I think that anything you do will look great. That hair color was hot. One of my co-workers is blonde and she’s an older gal who has lived a rich life; she has a lot of stories and tells me that blondes indeed have more fun (although she’s says in a few years I’ll get to indulge in what she calls, “the revenge of the brunettes”).

    Black lipstick!!! You are so gusty. I haven’t worn anything black on my lips since 1994. I used to line my lips with black eye liner and then top ’em with dark, matte red. Ah, those were the days.

  96. Karen says:

    Hi Bella,

    How fun! I love seeing groups of people dressed in themed outfits.

    I wish I could be the Cheshire cat!

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