Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Sept. 15

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Climbing the 3,922 steps of the Haiku Stairs in 2003, Oahu, Hawaii

  1. Mood:
  2. Mellow

  3. Fragrance:
  4. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

  5. Friend I wish I could hang out with today:
  6. NBLACK

  7. Outfit:
  8. I’m sporting ye olde cranky librarian look today: brown tweed jacket, purple button-up shirt, pearls, glasses and dark jeans

  9. Mascara:
  10. Chanel Exceptionnel

  11. Lips:
  12. Chanel Papette lipstick topped with Delight Glossimer

  13. Food craving:
  14. Turkey and cranberry sandwich on really soft, sliced bread

  15. Makeup craving:
  16. Stila Convertible Color Blushes

  17. Shoes:
  18. Dark brown, suede, four-inch heels I can barely walk in from Nine West

  19. Goals for the day:
  20. Do a load of laundry before work, finish my filing and find a dress for the wedding I’m going to on Saturday

What’s on your mind today? To play, just copy this list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

Le list

Mood:
Fragrance:
Friend I wish I could hang out with today:
Outfit:
Mascara:
Lips:
Food craving:
Makeup craving:
Shoes:
Goals for the day:

Here’s to us all having a good Monday! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. p. potter says:

    Le list

    Mood: Exciting that it’s overcast outside. I’m ready for fall!
    Fragrance: Gap – Raincheck
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Shannon
    Outfit: Brown V-neck top, dark wash Hudson Jeans
    Mascara: Lancome Hypnose (Waterproof)
    Lips: Chapstick
    Food craving: Frozen grapes (in the freezer as we speak!)
    Makeup craving: Urban Decay liquid eyeliner
    Shoes: Gladiator sandals in brown
    Goals for the day: clean, figure out my life

    p. potters last blog post..Humphrey

  2. Karen says:

    Hiya P. Potter,

    You just inspired me to put a bunch of red grapes in the freezer. YUM!

    Have a good Monday… got anything exciting going on?

  3. Nadine says:

    Le list

    Mood: Sad because summer is over
    Fragrance: Ange ou demon by Givenchy
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Julie
    Outfit: Guess Jeans, grey Hollister Hoodie
    Mascara: MAC Plushlash in black
    Lips: Tendertone in Take a hint
    Food craving: Carrot Cake
    Makeup craving: Stila perfecting concealer
    Shoes: just thick socks
    Goals for the day: go to bed early to be fit for work tomorrow

  4. Karen too says:

    Le list à moi:

    Mood: Relaxed
    Fragrance: Versace “Bright Crystal”
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My three best girls!
    Outfit: My boyfriend’s stripey sweater, dark blue silk and cotton top and jeans
    Mascara: Estée Lauder Double Wear black
    Lips: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada lip balm
    Food craving: Chocolate cake! And I just had some, yay!
    Makeup craving: Some of that fabulous Stila you have been talking about lately…
    Shoes: None right now – earlier I wore my white and gold Nikes
    Goals for the day: Relax without thinking of vacuuming floors or folding laundry!

  5. TUPRNUT says:

    Mood: Sleepy
    Fragrance: None
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My BFF – Jill (I wish Seattle was closer to Indiana)
    Outfit: Gap jeans, navy blue cap-sleeved shirt
    Mascara: Clinique
    Lips: MAC Politely Pink
    Food craving: fresh homemade wheat bread – can’t wait for it to get out of the oven!
    Makeup craving: any Chanel quad
    Shoes: barefeet
    Goals for the day: finish the bread and make blueberry muffins for tomorrow

  6. Laurie says:

    Mood: anxious (for it to be primetime – Gossip Girl’s on tonight!)
    Fragrance: SJP Lovely
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My mom (I’ll call her instead:)
    Outfit: Black editor pants from Express, beige H&M top
    Mascara: Chanel Exceptionnel (me too!)
    Lips: NARS Female Trouble
    Food craving: Garlic bread
    Makeup craving: Bobbi Brown Mauve Palette
    Shoes: black patent, peep-toe slingback flats
    Goals for the day:

    Lauries last blog post..Football Fan

  7. ritadebora says:

    Mood: sad, I wish time would slow down
    Fragrance: Biotherm, Eau Pure
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Spike, my dog
    Outfit: blouse and jeans
    Mascara: Estee Lauder, Magna Scopic
    Lips: Clinique in Cabana Crush
    Food craving: hmmm…did someone just mention blueberry muffins?
    Makeup craving: Mac in Lightly Ripe
    Shoes: skechers in silver
    Goals for the day: rest

  8. Elle says:

    Mood: Ecstatic, I’m chatting with my best friend right now :)

    Fragrance: It’s by Lucky, Lucky #6

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: The best friend I’m chatting with now…in Canada :(

    Outfit: Green kimono-style shirt (I need more of these, anyone know where to get ‘em?), black pants

    Mascara: None today, I forgot

    Lips: MAC’s Creme Cerise lipstick topped with Liquer lipglass

    Food craving: Sushi. Like crazy.

    Makeup craving: I’ve kind of reached a makeup block (not by choice, just by my limited bank account), but I am waiting for the new MAC holiday collection (Red She Said) and I want some new Stila stuff as well.

    Shoes: Black heels from Aldo

    Goals for the day: Get through the craziness at work, straighten out some stuff in my room, and email a friend…

  9. yadiQ says:

    Le list

    Mood: blah
    Fragrance: chanel chance
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: my kelly belly who’s abt to have her 2nd baby on oct 2!!!
    Outfit: skinny dark 7 jeans, sleeveless ruffle neck top in kahki
    Mascara: lancome defencils
    Lips: smashbox ( i forget the color but its like a clear berry pink with lots o’ glitter
    Food craving: chocolate cake
    Makeup craving: i am very very antsy about urban decays fall collection palettes i want it alllllll
    Shoes: kenneth cole flat sandals
    Goals for the day: get all my work done and learn how to remain positive when people really IRK the heck outta me, have a productive personal training session tonight (or else my trainer will just torture me some more), and to leave my work mood at work and not take it home – i have been really cranky lately and its not boding well at home!!!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Nadine,

    I loves me some carrot cake!

    I plan on heading to bed early tonight, too.

    Hope you’re having a good Monday.

  11. Nadine says:

    Hi Karen,
    I wish I could eat carrot cake every day!

    It’s 9.45 pm here already so I guess I will go to sleep within the next hour and half. Will be flying to lovely New Jersey tomorrow… :-)

    Have a great Monday yourself, hope it’ll be a relaxed one for you!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Karen Too,

    I guess we’re two Karens obsessed with Stila. :) I am really liking the quality of the products and the vibe of the line. I totally want to be a Stila girl!

    Are you having a good day? I hope so!

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Nadine,

    Me too! I like to think that it’s sort of healthy because it has a veggie in it. :)

    Why are you flying out to NJ? I’ve been there once for a wedding… I just remember seeing lots of creepy-looking, barren trees (it was November).

  14. Shirley says:

    Hi Karen, just wanted to say that your blog is great! I’ve been reading it for some weeks now and enjoying it every time :)

    Mood: A bit tired :-/
    Fragrance: none
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Rona
    Outfit: Short light grey sleeveless dress
    Mascara: Dior blackout
    Lips: Chanel rouge allure in brilliant
    Food craving: vanilla ice cream
    Makeup craving: Chanel smokey eyes quad
    Shoes: Flat cream ballerinas
    Goals for the day: manage to get everything done at work

  15. Milan says:

    Mood: somber
    Fragrance: 360 Perry Ellis for Women
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: my grandmother
    Outfit: caramel brown slacks, cream and bronze fitted top,pearls
    Mascara: Lashblast
    Lips: MAC Chelsea l/s with Covergirl Amazement gloss in No Care Bare
    Food craving: pot roast (just had leftovers…yum!)
    Makeup craving: I’m in a Chanel mood since I saw the Coco Chanel movie over the weekend
    Shoes: bronze wedge heels
    Goals for the day: get through work without killing someone

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Dunno if I told you about my new Chanel obsession, but I’m totally loving the eye shadow duos! Have you played with them yet? The texture is divine. I have Emerald Coast (a pale beige and a green) and I love it.

    BTW, I took your recommendation from a long time ago and finally ordered the Shred workout DVD!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    I’m totally in trubs because Exceptionnel now is out in different colors. Have you tried any of ‘em yet? I’m lusting after the purple!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Ritadebora,

    I feel like time is really flying these days, too. It seems like summer just passed in the blink of the eye. I wish I could slow the fall down… I’m not ready for winter.

    Hope you feel better soon. :)

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    I’m looking forward to Red She Said as well. I’m not quite ready for the onslaught of MAC holiday stuff!

  20. Laurie says:

    Karen,

    The purple looks fabulous! I haven’t tried it yet. I haven’t seen Benefit’s new purple yet either (just your review!). I don’t usually go for colored mascara – I’ve always been a basic black girl, but I love deep purple!

    Lauries last blog post..Football Fan

  21. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    I hear ya about bringing the work stress home. I have a hard time letting it go once I get home as well. It’s challenging (especially when people get on my last nerve); deep breathing helps (soo cheesy, but true).

    Congrats to your BFF! You’re going to be an auntie again, how exciting!

  22. Tania says:

    Le list
    Mood: anxious
    Fragrance: Lavender baby powder
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Melissar
    Outfit: yellow stripped top from Gap, khaki pants, brown jacket
    Mascara: Maybelline Define a Lash I need to switch it up
    Lips: Utterly Frivolous from FAFI
    Food craving: was craving hamburger so I had one for lunch
    Makeup craving: a new MAC lipstick don’t know what color yet…
    Shoes: my mary jane flats that I keep at work
    Goals for the day: not to freak out over this week…omg I’m busy and it’s just Monday!!

    Hey Karen are you going to watch The Hills tonight? BTW: I really like Stila but I haven’t bought any of their products. I know from experience that the powder foundation is amazing and I really like the Lip Glazes esp Berry. If upon my visit to the MAC counter doesn’t impress me (which has been the case as of late) I will have to have a Sephora online spree instead. Any recs??

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Milan,

    I saw it the other day, too. What did you think of it?

    I am *all* Chanel-ed out today and I think it’s ’cause of the movie!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    I haven’t seen the Exceptionnel purple in person (yet). I have been on major Chanel lock down (sucks). I previously wasn’t a colored mascara kind of girl, either, but I’m all over the plums this season.

    Clarins has burgundy/purple this fall called Wonder Plum mascara, too. I don’t think its as dramatic and thickening as Exceptionnel, but after three coats it gives a nice, subtle deep purple tint.

    Have you peeped the stuff from the Smoke collection yet?

  25. Alyssa says:

    Le list

    Mood: Very content..kinda tired though! I do sense a little nap on the horizon…

    Fragrance: Forget the name of it, bought it at Anthropologie because the bottle would look cute in my room! LOL

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My best friend who just moved to London :(

    Outfit: High-waisted denim skirt, skinny mustard belt, white tank, mustard Marc Jacobs-y (Forever 21! Holla!) sweater…feeling very “September” today!

    Mascara: Chanel Exceptionnel. Not sure how I feel about this one, Karen. I got it as a tester when I picked up some Chanel products last week; it kind of sticks to my eyelashes in a weird way.

    Lips: NARS Roman Holiday chubby liner with some MAC Lipglass on top

    Food craving: Just had some leftover pizza from last night. Mmmmmm. Was delish.

    Makeup craving: Something new for my eyebrows. I just dyed my hair brown (I’ve been blonde my whole life) and am really wanting to play around with new colors! Any suggestions for a blue eyed brunette??

    Shoes: Some old leather sandals

    Goals for the day: Don’t fall asleep in Physics later. Ha!

  26. Laurie says:

    Karen,

    Chanel lockdown, oh no:)

    I scanned the counter at Nordies last week, but didn’t try anything. I’m trying to be good – since I just hauled Laura Mercier at the Neiman’s beauty event. I am loving the quad though – but I think I might like the beige one coming out even more!

    Lauries last blog post..A Circus is Coming Our Way

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    Yeah, I’m still looking forward to it, despite the fact that its been totally snooze-worthy so far! How bout you?

    I am all for your Sephora online spree. :) If you’re looking into Stila, while I haven’t tried everything from the line (yet! heh heh), so far I really love the eye shadows (in the single pan), the lipstick with the SPF (so light and subtle) and the Convertible Color eye liner/shadow duo, and the Hydrating Loose Powder (for regular day use… but not for photography). When I get home I can go through my stash and give you a few color recs if you’d like!

  28. Brittany says:

    Mood: Very blah. Had a crappy day, so I’m chilling with my lap top and cat in bed for awhile.
    Fragrance: Midnight Pomegranate from BBW
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Ali – which I am later, because she is awesome.
    Outfit: I had on a black polo, a jean skirt, and flip flops.
    Mascara:UD Big Fatty
    Lips: Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink
    Food craving: Brownies. Or cheesecake. Brownies with cheesecake filling? How awesome would that be?
    Makeup craving: I have bought so much stuff lately, that I don’t really have any right now. I want to buy a nice brown nail polish for fall. There’s one from China Glaze that I like, but I can’t remember what it’s called off the top of my head.
    Shoes: Rocking bare feet right now.
    Goals for the day: Calling around and getting an appointment to have my car looked at :(

  29. Milan says:

    Hi Karen,

    I enjoyed the movie. I didn’t really know much about her life or her beginning so it was enjoyable in that respect. I did expect for them to delve MORE into her clothing…and really how it revolutionalized women’s fashion at that time. The movie paid a lot of attention to her love life but I think they could have focused on her talent more. I LOVED the scenes where she was styling (i.e. styling her niece using the drapes).

  30. Nadine says:

    I am a flight attendant and this is just a short trip with a 24 hour layover. It’s not my favourite stop but it’s ok. I will just go to the mall, get some healthy Taco Bell food (we don’t have that here) and maybe see a movie.
    Been to Frisco once, I liked it very much!

  31. Lydia says:

    Le list
    Mood:
    Fragrance: Bath and Body Works Rainkissed Leaves
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Cass
    Outfit:Cargo Pants from Eddie Bauer, Green Top, Little tan sweater over it.
    Mascara:Lashblast
    Lips:Covergirl Wetslicks amazemint gloss in Toasted
    Food craving: A cheesesteak sandwitch haha
    Makeup craving: I would have to agree with Karen and say Stila Convertible Color Blushes
    Shoes:Ugly brown flats
    Goals for the day: When I go home pick up my house a little bit.

    Lydias last blog post..New Shea Cashmere | Fall for Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin!

  32. Lydia says:

    Oh I forgot to put my mood! I am pretty good lol

    Lydias last blog post..New Shea Cashmere | Fall for Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin!

  33. Holly says:

    Le list

    Mood: feeling a little better today, i hope im coming out of the dark cloud I feel like ive been trapped under for the past couple of weeks!
    Fragrance: Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: he is actually a friend who i used to date a while ago but never see anymore, im not sure why but ive been thinking about him a lot lately and would love to spend time with him again :(
    Outfit: black wide leg trousers, a black fitted jersey top – just home from work but didnt want to wear my uniform!
    Mascara: my current Holy Grail, Max Factor 2000 cal as a base then YSL false lash effect over the top to create SERIOUS lashes!
    Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure in Admirable, a cure neutral pink with Chanel glossimer in Volage over – just reapplied in work before i left, perks of the job!!
    Food craving:CARBS! Im on Akins :( i had toooo much fun this summer!
    Makeup craving: hmmm sad as I am I cant wait for the Christmas limited edition things to come into Chanel!
    Shoes: cute black heeled courts with a black and gold metal bow at the front from Nine West – I bought them when I was in NY they were an absolute bargain but are perfect for work and really cute!
    Goals for the day: think positive and play it cool with a smelly boy

    By the way Karen I love these polls long may they last!!
    Also how are you finding exceptionnel? Im not 100% convinced!

  34. Aleks says:

    Le List

    Mood: content and excited
    Fragrance: Femme by Hugo Boss
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Sanna
    Outfit: light blue pyjamas
    Mascara: Lancôme L’extreme
    Lips: Rosebud Salve
    Food craving: croissants *drool*
    Makeup craving: brownish blush
    Shoes: white old Tommy Hilfiger sneakers
    Goals for the day: well I’m just about to head to bed but for tomorrow I’m planning on having a wonderful day with my friends as we’re celebrating a 19th birthday of a friend of mine :)

    Happy Monday!

  35. Dao says:

    Le list

    Mood: blah, my stomach is bothering me so I don’t feel so well :(
    Fragrance: Avon Sweet Honesty, it smells like baby powder
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: my undergrad friends, they’re so sweet and cool!
    Outfit: t-shirt and yoga pants
    Mascara: nada, my face is very sensitive T_T
    Lips: Sally Hansen lip gloss, it is very moisturizing
    Food craving: Gatorade for the electrolytes
    Makeup craving: some pigments, I’m craving for pigments!
    Shoes: flip flops hehe, it’s scorching in here so shoes are not that comfortable to wear.
    Goals for the day: to get over the upset stomach, I feel like a weakling now.

    Daos last blog post..Hair Setting Tutorial

  36. Chamayne says:

    Le list
    Mood:anxious, bored, stressed
    Fragrance:dior pure poison
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Joy or D
    Outfit: blue plaid skirt blue tank blue sweater
    Mascara:lancome oscillation
    Lips: mac slimshine in cocoamour topped with wet wild and wonderful plushglass
    Food craving:hmmmm
    Makeup craving:everything
    Shoes:black slingbacks
    Goals for the day:

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Alyssa,

    Yeah, I think I know what you mean. I noticed that when I first started using it… after working with it a few times it looked a bit more “natural” . For me it was a matter of getting used to the method of the brush. Try it a few more times — perhaps it’ll get better for you!

    Ha! I always had trouble staying awake in physics!

    Going darker is a big change. I would suggest lavender, pale pinks and pale purples. I bet a smoldering smokey eye would look fab with your new hair, too!

  38. Tiera says:

    Mood: Ambitious

    Fragrance: Michael Kors

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Dana (it’s her bday in a few days and I just miss the girl!)

    Outfit: Billabong jeans, brown top from Jeans Warehouse, Liz Claiborne belt, my original necklace, earrings

    Mascara: Smashbox Bionic

    Lips: MAC Angel + NARS Turkish Delight

    Food craving: Kahuku Shrimp!

    Makeup craving: MUFE HD Foundation

    Shoes: These brown wedges I got on sale at AE

    Goals for the day: Clear the clutter off my desk :)

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Oh no! I hope some chill time and some kitty time make you feel better.

    I’d be so down for brownies filled with cheesecake! *drools*

    What’s going on with your car?

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Milan,

    I liked it, too. It was good for a Lifetime movie (some of them are so cheesy). I wasn’t crazy about Shirley as Coco — I thought it was odd that she didn’t even attempt to do an accent, since the younger Coco had one.

    I loved the clothes they showed during the fashion show in the last scene!

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Nadine,

    I gotta say that when the Taco Bell craving hits I can’t deny it! Have you had the Double Decker Taco Supreme? That’s some good sh*t!

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    :) Which color do you want? I’m craving Lilium!

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    I will have to try that lip combo. I hope it works on me!

    I am *LOVING* the Exceptionnel. It took me a while to get the brush situation under control, but when I have time to apply it I really like the results. What don’t you like about it?

  44. Karen says:

    Hi Aleks,

    Have fun celebrating tomorrow! I hope things are going well with you. :)

  45. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Oh no! I hope you get better soon. Drink some ginger ale, m’dear and get lots of rest!

  46. Karen says:

    Hi Chamayne,

    How are you liking the Oscillation? It totally scares me!

  47. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    I dont actively dislike Exceptionnel, i am just a little dissapointed that I dont feel that it delivers the drama I was hoping for! I was hoping that it would be better than YSL false lash but it doesnt match up in my oppinion, I just love that mascara!

  48. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    I should probably just accept my fate, bite the bullet and get myself a tube of False Lash!!!

    BTW, I some how have come upon a tube of Chanel No 5 body lotion. I think I like it more than the original perfume… it doesn’t feel as heavy. I’m thinking that for this fall I’ll have to pick up some Allure, though. I’m needing a new scent!

  49. Holly says:

    Ooh if you like the body lotion you may like the new No 5 Eau Premier which is coming out for Christmas, its kinda like a lighter fresher version of No5, I really like it, I think its out at the end of October here so you should get it a little earlier! Or maybe even try the No 5 Sensual Elixir which is a little more floral than the original and a very light gel texture!

    I have a weird relationship with Allure, I love it on card but when I wear it myself it just doesnt seem to work its just not me, I do prefer the Allure Sensual though!

    Next time you are near a YSL counter just go and have a try of the false lash, it is honestly my all time fave!

  50. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    I will have to look out for Eau Premier as the holidays get closer. I always swore that No 5 would be my “old lady” scent, LOL. I guess that time came a quicker than I thought it would. :)

    It’s been awhile since I’ve tried Allure Sensual. I will have to re-visit it again when I head to the counter to check out the smokey eye stuff.

    Oh, off topic, but good luck on your diet! I had a bit too much fun this summer, too. I’m back on the fitness train. Are you exercising as well as modifying your eating habits? It makes the process go faster…

  51. Brittany says:

    I’m not sure yet. I can’t get it in until Wednesday. I was driving through an intersection today and it just kind of turned off like I was out of gas, even though I definitely wasn’t. It was kind of scary because I lost all my steering and breaks and stuff. Blah.

  52. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,

    I absolutely hate running so im trying to exercise in ways that dont make me want to die haha! So ive stepped up my horse riding a lot which is great exercise and am going to get back to my spinning and pilates classes so hopefully I will be back to normal by Christmas, I just hate putting weight on it really knocks my confidence, im always so much happier when im at my ideal weight but i guess thats true for most women!

  53. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Karen and Holly!

    I hear ya on the exercise! I keep trying to get back in the groove and stuff just keeps getting in the way! You have my unbridled moral support! :)

    When I was at Neiman’s last week, they had the No. 5 au Premier already. It did smell lighter, but I didn’t try it on because I was already wearing 3 fragrances LOL!

    P.S. I’m lovin’ on the Exceptionnel too, will have to try YSL sometime!

  54. Jana says:

    gooood morning karen !! its tuesday and i just woke up :) have a good monday tho! hehe takecareee :)

    Mood:
    just woke up hehe

    Fragrance:
    hrm.. baby bench lemon drop

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today:
    my bestfriend!

    Outfit:
    unsure .. i’m thinking pink singlet top and dark jeans?

    Mascara:
    model co fat lash

    Lips:
    nothin’ but burt bee’s :)

    Food craving:
    frosted cupcakes! oh and chicken ceasar salad

    Makeup craving:
    heh .. to many to mention .. everything so expensive in aust UGH!!

    Shoes:
    most probably my white flats that cost me 15 bux :D

    Goals for the day:
    do study notes. pay attention in class. go hightea on my own because my bestfriend isn’t going to be with me todayy :(

  55. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    That sounds really scary. You’re not driving it around are you? You gotta be careful!

  56. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Yeah, running is one of those things that you either love immediately, grow to love or immediately hate, LOL.

    I’m with you — I always fluctuate between a few pounds, and I’m always happier when the jeans are loose.

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Gah! I will have to get my hands on it soon. If it works with my chemistry I will have to get myself a Chanel tweed suit and a chain link bag, asap!

    Are you working out this week? I’m going running today, and plan on doing a yoga DVD tomorrow.

  58. Faye says:

    Happy (belated) Monday, Karen and all!

    Mood: Relaxed and mellow (it’s 8:35 P.M. here!)

    Fragrance: Prada’s Infusion d’Iris

    Friend I Wish I could Hang with: My best friend Becca, who lives in NYC

    Outfit: Khaki skirt suit and multicolored, swirly, Pucci-esque top to live it up a bit

    Mascara: Chanel Exceptionnel in Smoky Brun (first time wearing it!)

    Lips: Chanel Aqualumiere in Zanzibar

    Food craving: Nothing at the moment . . . I don’t really get hungry in the evening

    Makeup craving: Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palate (it’s getting a lot of hype) . . . otherwise not much, since I just hauled big time last week

    Shoes: Christian Louboutin nude-colored slingback pumps

    Goals for the day: Finish planning my menus for the upcoming Jewish High Holidays (we’re hosting twenty-five people for some of the meals, LOL)

  59. Louise Gray says:

    Wow!!! After a windy and wild Sunday. . . .

    Le list
    Mood: Mellow
    Fragrance: Kiehl’s Musk
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My Gay Husband “J”
    Outfit: Light blue t-shirt and blue capri work-out pants
    Mascara: none
    Lips: Mulberry sheer

    Food craving: Wine
    Makeup craving: A miraculous mascara that darkens, thickens, lengthens
    Shoes: nikes
    Goals for the day: Get through it

    Here’s to us all having: Someone who appreciates our beauty

  60. Erica says:

    Le list

    Mood: exhausted
    Fragrance: DG Light Blue
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: the BF <3
    Outfit: grey sleeveless cowl neck sweater, black skirt, grey suede boots
    Mascara: dior show
    Lips: sephora bubblegum pink
    Food craving: something salty…spanish olives
    Makeup craving: red lipstick
    Shoes: grey suede boots
    Goals for the day: grade 1/2 of friday’s quizzes, alphabetize parent signatures, get students’ schedules changed

    Ericas last blog post..Pump Up The Volume

  61. KK says:

    Mood:
    Fragrance:
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today:
    Outfit:
    Mascara:
    Lips:
    Food craving:
    Makeup craving:
    Shoes:
    Goals for the day:

  62. lindsay says:

    Mood: stressed, i’m looking foward to the holidays!
    Fragrance: some type of bath and body works lotion
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: this guy who’s like my brother
    Outfit: white blouse with black pants
    Mascara: sadly, my shu uemura has run out/dried so i used a sample of clinique i got from sephora
    Lips: rosebud salve
    Food craving: barbeque chicken pizza from cpk and yogurt from yogurtland!
    Makeup craving: new shu uemura mascara!
    Shoes: barefoot, but if i was wearing shoes, you know i’d be wearing SLIPPERS (not flip flops, SLIPPERS!)
    Goals for the day: finish all my homework

  63. KK says:

    What just happened?

    Mood: Tired yet full of energy( just got back from my cardio boxing class)

    Fragrance:Amazing Grace body wash and lotion! yummmm…so fresh and so clean!

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Ashleigh…shes in denver now and we have been bf’s since 6th grade.

    Outfit: Juicy pink panks and super soft white cotton gap tank

    Mascara: Nada
    Lips: Burts!!

    Food craving: Big O’le greasy plate of tex- mex and a cold beer!

    Makeup craving: That scary weird mascara with the neat brush!

    Shoes: Pink uggs ( ok so today it got “cold” here…79!!! lol…so I am all cozy in my uggs! Yes us Texans are weird! I am a teacher and I actually had kids come to school in JACKETS today!)
    Goals for the day: To go to bed early and start planning our NYC trip! YEAH!!!

    Karen – Your blog rocks sista…I have turned on all my friends to ya!!! Have a fantastic week!! ;)

  64. Lehea says:

    Le list

    Mood: Full from dinner

    Fragrance: VS My Desire body spray

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My friend that lives in San Diego, who I’m super crushing on at the moment (sigh).

    Outfit: Gray short sleeved shirt, Gray and black jacket, jeans

    Mascara: Nada

    Lips: Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Bonfire

    Food craving: Sushi, which was fulfilled at dinner. =)

    Makeup craving: M.A.C. Lustre Twins in Custom Rose/Pink Virtue

    Shoes: Gray Chucks

    Goals for the day: Pay bills, start planning out Vegas trip for my birthday next year, do laundry.

  65. Glosslizard says:

    I want to work out, but my fever has reappeared! :( I’ve promised hubby I’ll be his uke (take falls for him) this Friday, he’s taking his 5th Kyu test! So I have to take it easy to make sure I’m healthy enough for that! As soon as I’m not sick, though, I gotta start working out and practicing for my 2nd Kyu test!

  66. Marisol says:

    Happy Monday Karen! Was your Chanel usage today based on the movie? I recorded it but have yet to see it.

    Mood: tired and cranky. I wish it was Friday again.
    Fragrance: DKNY Be Delicious
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Chrissy
    Outfit: my pjs right now
    Mascara: DiorShow
    Lips: MAC Tendertone in E-Z Babe
    Food craving: watermelong
    Makeup craving: any and all Chanel
    Shoes: slippers
    Goals for the day: to prepare lunch for tomorrow and go to bed early

    Marisols last blog post..A Day of Remembrance

  67. christine says:

    Mood: sleepy!
    Fragrance: nothing but my dove beauty bar
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: my former college roomie, thao
    Outfit:gray slacks; white button down; black vest; white pointy toe pumps
    Mascara:christian dior iconic layered over my shiseido lasting lift mascara
    Lips:nivea chapstick and MAC slimshine in ‘bare’
    Food craving:philly cheesesteak with extra pickles on the side
    Makeup craving:NARS ‘turkish delight’ lipgloss
    Shoes:white pointy pumps by BCBG
    Goals for the day:recover from hurricane ike!

  68. Karen says:

    Hi Faye,

    Happy belated Monday, too!

    Did you get your menu planning done? What’s cooking?

    Speaking of cooking, this week I am going to try to eat a bit more healthy. I’ve been super lazy and haven’t had time to make a decent meal, so I end up eating lots of crap. I have a slow-cooker that I’m hoping to put to good use. :)

  69. Karen says:

    Hi Louise Gray,

    You are so cute with your gay husband. I want one, too. :)

    Girl, you need some Exceptionnel mascara in yoru life!

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Erica,

    Have a good week! Are you enjoying the students in your class?

  71. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    When are you going to NYC? Jealous!!!!

    And awww… thank you for recommending me to your homegirls. That means a lot. :) Big hugs!

  72. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    LOL, slippahs!

    You know, I used to think that barbeque chicken pizza would be gross; I didn’t start liking it until I had it at CPK. They also have this artichoke dip there that’s so good. Have you tried it?

  73. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    Girl, crushes are so fun! What’s your friend like?

  74. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Oh no, hon. I hope you get some good rest tonight and go to bed early. Take care of yourself and get better soon!

  75. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    You got it, girl! If I had a Chanel tweed suit and a chain link bag (I wish) I would’ve so rocked that sh*t today, too.

    It’ll be Friday soon enough! Hang in there. :)

  76. Karen says:

    Hi Christine,

    Hey girlie, I hope things your way are okay. Did you get flooded?

  77. Le list

    Mood: irritated, i still dont have power at my place, damn u ike.
    Fragrance: Isse Miyake
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Heera
    Outfit: black skinny pants, black and white patterned blouse
    Mascara: diorshow blackout mascara
    Lips: smashbox o glow
    Food craving: pasta always.
    Makeup craving: mac for manish arora
    Shoes: black lanvin ballet flats…
    Goals for the day: study i have a test tomorrow.. get some homework done

    iheartmake-ups last blog post..Make-up Trend: Smudgy, Smokey Eyes

  78. lindsay says:

    OMG SPINICH ARTICHOKE DIP?! I LOVE THAT STUFF!!!!

  79. Ditte says:

    Mood: Getting better.
    Fragrance: A sporty one, can’t remember the name.
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My friend who died’s best friend, whom I have been hanging out with a lot. We are helping each other get through the hurdle.
    Outfit: White skirt, pattern blouse.
    Mascara: L’oreal double extension beauty tubes.
    Lips: Plantlove lipstick from Cargo.
    Food craving: Garlic baguettes.
    Makeup craving: Origins flower fusion lipstick.( bad, bad Karen ;) )
    Shoes: Suede boots.
    Goals for the day: Work late and maybe work a little in the garden when I get home.

  80. Holly says:

    Hey Glosslizard,
    I feel your pain, as much as I love food I always find it so much easier to dramatically modify my diet than to get off my lazy bottom and go out for a run!! I blame the horrid weather we get here in the UK it has been raining constantly here lately it feels like December already, even my poor horse is hating it as he doesnt like the rain so riding to burn off those cals is difficult!

    I really liked Eau Premier when I tried it in our preview meeting but it didnt smell as different as I was hoping its also pretty pricey!!!

    You must try the YSL the only problem with it is that it has a tendancy to dry up pretty quickly due to the fibres in it but I pop the tube into a cup of boiling water and this seems to sort the problem out. I even have my mum using it now and she is in love too however she always forgets to seal it properly and ends up buying a new one about once a month!

  81. Karen B says:

    Mood: chipper
    Fragrance: Chloé
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Julie, but she’s only coming to Ghent on Thursday
    Outfit: Black-white-red small patterned dress from Esprit, black opaque tights, black little sweater
    Mascara: Stila Major Major Lash
    Lips: nothing, I’ve got a smokey eye on so nude lips :)
    Food craving: chocolate
    Makeup craving: Lancome palette (still) but they told me it wouldn’t be sold here in Belgium *cries*
    Shoes: black with a small heel, think can-can dancer boots.
    Goals for the day: Install a router for my wireless connection (check), buy waterproof kohl from Lancôme (check), buy a new diary for 2009 (check)

    Karen Bs last blog post..and it all goes downhill from here

  82. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    It’s SOOOO good, yah? I swear I could devour one of those all by my wee self.

  83. Karen says:

    Hi Ditte,

    :) I hope you are feeling a little better. Take care of yourself — give your kitty hugs for me. :)

  84. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup,

    I hope they get the power back up soon. How are you doing? Do you have friends or family staying with you?

  85. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B,

    Boo hoo! I can’t believe they won’t have that palette in for you… *tears*!

  86. Jennifer says:

    Mood: Fairly decent

    Fragrance: Burberry Brit Gold

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Mike

    Outfit: Espresso brown silk-blend turtleneck, trouser jeans

    Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast (black, waterproof – it’s raining)

    Lips: Aromaleigh Color Infusion Botanical Lipstick in Coquette

    Food craving: Hamburger and/or Snickers bar

    Makeup craving: A whole day in a Sephora

    Shoes: brown spectator shoe boots with three inch heels

    Goals for the day: At least get the framework down for a chapter on tissue engineering new bladders

    Jennifers last blog post..Thoughts on Choosing Colors

  87. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’m writing from the laptop so I can lie down and rest as I surf (or vice-versa)! I’m drinking tea and miso soup and hopefully will be back on my feet in no time! Thanks for the moral support!

  88. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Holly!

    Yah, I couldn’t work out for beans until I fell in love with Aikido! Even now there are times I just don’t wanna move! Then I remind myself that if I work out, I get dessert! ;)

    Aww, it must be rough to be a horse in the UK and hate rain! Honestly, it’s been dry here for so long (we’re having a nasty drought this year) that I really wish for rain at this point! Borrow a storm or two?

    Ok, YSL is on my list! Have you tried the new Givenchy one yet… the one with the little spiky ball head that looks like a medieval weapon?

  89. Karen B says:

    I know! I HAVE to get it somehow.

    Karen Bs last blog post..and it all goes downhill from here

  90. Michelle says:

    Le list
    Mood:Tired
    Fragrance:Roxy
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today:None because todays my husbands birthday and i’m hanging out with him :)
    Outfit: PJ’s. I’m home from work
    Mascara: Excepttionnel de Chanel
    Lips: Burts Bee’s Lemon-Lime lip gloss
    Food craving: Grilled steak
    Makeup craving: Too Faced Decade of Glamour Beauty Wardrobe
    Shoes: Steve Madden black sandals
    Goals for the day: Read a couple chapters of The Odyssey (HW assignment), watch a movie with my husband after dinner.

  91. Ellery says:

    Mood: About to explode (sandwich) and very tired.

    Fragrance: None.

    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: My homegirl, Nicole Richie. Hell yes.

    Outfit: Skinny jeans, plain tshirt. About to change to pajamas since it’s 1am. :D

    Mascara: None.

    Lips: None.

    Food craving: Absolutly nothing!

    Makeup craving: Bourjois brush foundation.

    Shoes: None. Unless you count my cute fluffy socks.

    Goals for the day: To sleep. :D

    I’d love to climb those steps! How long did it take??

  92. Chamayne says:

    Lancome Oscillation is the BEST mascara I’ve ever ever ever used. My lashes are long black shiny….oooh the drama. I’m in love and its totally not scary. My new HG mascara.

  93. Chamayne says:

    Oh! It’s not extemely volumizing but I don’t mind because that’s not my main focus but sometimes I use a little phenomen eyes and oscillation together for luscious length shine and volume but timing is of the essence with that combo.

  94. Mood: Happy
    Fragrance: Boucheron Initial
    Friend I wish I could hang out with today: Chrissie Hynde
    Outfit: A red sexy dress
    Mascara: A transparent one.
    Lips: nude gloss
    Food craving: Bailey’s pudding
    Makeup craving: MAC
    Shoes: Ralph Lauren red high heels
    Goals for the day: To get an answer to the e-mail I sent to Karen….. ;)

  95. Holly says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    No I haven’t tried the Givenchy one, I tried the Gurlain les deux and wasn’t particularly impressed so im kinda off trying new mascaras at the moment! I did get a nice little package from Chanel today though, they sent me the new Coco mml twist and spray eau de parfum and a tube of Exceptionnel – I do love my job haha!

  96. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    It took several hours. It was like getting on a nightmare stair master from hell, but the view was AMAZING. The stairs are located in my in-laws neighborhood in Hawaii, and my father-in-law made it seem like climbing them would be totally easy, so El Hub and I (we were both in great shape at the time) went in thinking that it would be a snap. We barely ate breakfast that morning, and only had like two bottles of water and some oreo cookies to eat. At some points when you’re climbing you’re literally going vertically and holding onto ropes. It’s really scary! You can read more about them here:
    Haiku Stairs info on Backyard Oahu
    and see more pics from this guys’ photo album:
    Haiku Stairs pics

  97. Ellery says:

    Omg it’s way bigger than I thought!!! This definitely has to go on my “to do” list, haha.

  98. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    It’s one of those things that I’m glad I did, but probably would never do again. Right now the stairs are “officially” closed, but when we go back I swear I always see somebody on there. Hopefully they’ll open them up again to the public.

    If/when you go to Hawaii let me know… I can send you a list of fun things to do and yummy places to eat.

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